When Xu Xinghe came out of the bathroom after taking a shower, there were already more than 80 unread messages on his smartphone, and the group chat was still ringing.

“Does anyone want to start a game of “Dark Alliance”?”

“I have alcohol here, come to A-519 to pick it up”

“I have hangover medicine here, come to C-322 to pick it up”

“Team Leader Conrad, did you quit the group?”

“From what I know about him, he has already fallen asleep at this point”

“Then can we…?”

“Take it easy, after all, we have to climb a snowy mountain tomorrow”

“But I can’t sleep”

“Can’t sleep +1”

“I want to play cards!”

“I also want to, I didn’t have fun playing on the train during the day”

“Is Team Leader Xu coming? @Xu Xinghe”

“Whose room should we use?”

At this time, Ryan was bubbling: “Team leader! Can we go to your room to play? Your room is big! @Xu Xinghe”

“Team leader Xu won’t sleep either, right?”

“Probably not, I once sent him an email at two o’clock in the early morning and he replied.”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He rarely played cards after graduation, but his desire to play was aroused after playing it on the train earlier.
After staring at the screen for two seconds, he finally replied: “Come on.
I’m at A-231, we can make two tables of cards and play.”

The crowd immediately cheered.

“I’m here!”

“Wait for me!”

“Who wants to drink? I’ll go downstairs and buy a few cans first.”

Xu Xinghe: “Don’t bring alcohol.”


“Okay, okay! We won’t, it’s important to play cards!”




At 8:30 p.m.
in Nebula City, Ling Changfeng called Xu Xinghe in the car on his way home.

They are now a time zone apart, and it should be half past ten by his little spouse’s side.

But unexpectedly, the video call was hung up after less than two seconds.

There was silence in the carriage.
Marshal Ling, who had not been hung up for more than ten years, stared at the screen for a few seconds.
After repeatedly confirming that the signal between himself and the other party was all right, he finally determined that his call request was just hung up by the other party.

Marshal Ling, who has always been vigilant, felt tight in his heart.
His first reaction was that Xu Xinghe might be in trouble.
So he immediately called Qin Yuan and asked him to locate the exact location of Xu Xinghe’s group and confirm Xu Xinghe’s personal safety.

Soon, Qin Yuan sent a reply, everything was normal in Nanga.
Xu Xinghe and his Ark colleagues had returned to the hotel safely, and they were resting in the hotel at the moment.

When Ling Changfeng received the reply, half his heart fell, but the other half still hung in the air.

He called Qin Yuan’s phone again, and he asked, “Then why did he hang up on me?”

Qin Yuan was choked by his question.
He fell silent for a moment, and cautiously said: “This question, is it appropriate for you to ask me?”

Ling Changfeng looked at him blankly.

Adjutant Qin clearly read the words “I’m not happy” from the face that he had seen for more than 20 years.

He quickly reacted to the entanglement from the old man, took stock of the many possibilities for Xu Xinghe to hang up the phone, and then picked the most acceptable one.
“Maybe he’s taking a shower?”

Ling Changfeng: “…”

Marshal Ling didn’t know what to think, and his eyes flashed.

He pondered for a moment, and said with a light expression: “Then I’ll call him later.”




At this moment, on the other side of the distant planet, Team Leader Xu who was playing cards and was described by Ryan as “drunk before drinking” was killing the group at cards.

Therefore, when a sudden ring interrupted his play, he hung up without looking.

“You start.” Ethan, who was just bombed, said, “Who called?”

Xu Xinghe waved his hand: “I don’t know, it doesn’t matter! After this round, let’s talk about it later… Straight!”

The three other players shook their heads: “I can’t beat it…but what if it was Boss Liang who called?”

Xu Xinghe replied simply: “Even if it’s from the king, they have to wait until the game is over.”

“Respect! Team leader, you are becoming more and more like a boss!” Ryan bowed his hands to him, “I’ll bomb1a move in a card game similar to using a trump in bridge of pair of jokers in big 2 it too! How many points is it?”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

Just like that, after several rounds, the game was finally approaching the end.

At this moment, the ringtone of Xu Xinghe’s smart wristband rang again.

After two consecutive phone calls, Xu Xinghe finally stopped hanging up directly, and raised his hand impatiently.

With just one glance, everyone noticed that the face of Team Leader Xu, who was still invincible just now, froze.
Then he put down his cards lightly, and said to everyone, “I’ll be right back, wait for me.”

Then he quickly slipped out of the door.

Outside the door, Xu Xinghe pressed the accept button.

In a flash of light and shadow, Ling Changfeng’s holographic projection appeared in front of him.

“Where are you?” As soon as the video was connected, Ling Changfeng asked, “Just returned to the room?”

“Uh, yes… how about you?” Xu Xinghe asked.

“I just got home and I’m feeding Xiaoqi.” Ling Changfeng said, turning the camera around, Xiaoqi on the screen was happily eating with her tail wagging, while Aaron was guarding her silently.

“How’s Xiaoqi?” Xu Xinghe felt a little sorry.
He got addicted to playing cards and almost forgot his precious Xiaoqi.

“Very… it’s okay.” Ling Changfeng’s tone was stunned, and he changed his tone abruptly, “Just misses you a little.”

Xu Xinghe was stunned: “How does she miss me? I think she’s eating deliciously.”

Ling Changfeng: “It misses you in its heart.”2The sounds for ‘he’, ‘she’, and ‘it’ are the same in Chinese, so XXH doesn’t know who LCF is referring to.
I used the 3rd party neutral ‘they’/’it’ here for LCF to keep it abstract[/mfn]

Xu Xinghe: “???”

He looked at Xiaoqi with a bewildered expression, and then heard Ling Changfeng ask: “What are you doing? Why didn’t you pick up my call just now?”

“Uh…” Xu Xinghe was at a loss for words.
Playing cards wasn’t something he couldn’t talk about.
If it was just a missed call, it would be easy to explain, but it was a bit difficult to explain hanging up Ling Changfeng’s call because he was playing cards.

Team Leader Xu decided to tell a white lie: “I was just taking a shower.”

“En.” Ling Changfeng nodded with an expression that he expected such an answer, and then frowned slightly.
“Why are you standing in the corridor?”

“…” Xu Xinghe had no choice but to continue the lies, “After dinner, I went out for a walk.”

This reason is reasonable, Ling Changfeng nodded and said: “You have been running around for a day, and should rest early after you finish.”

“Okay, okay.” Xu Xinghe released a breath, and hurriedly replied.
“Work must’ve been hard.
You should also go to sleep first.

Before he finished speaking, he suddenly found that Ling Changfeng was looking behind him, his eyes suddenly sharpened.

Xu Xinghe: “?”

He turned his head and found that the door of his room was open, and Ryan stuck his head out of it.

Ryan, who originally wanted to call him back to play cards, turned blue and white when he saw the projection of Marshal Ling in the corridor.
His lips twitched twice, and he completely froze in place.

Xu Xinghe: “…”

The atmosphere suddenly fell into a strange silence.

Ling Changfeng turned his gaze back to his little spouse, and the two stared at each other silently.

Ryan didn’t dare to leave, didn’t dare to stay, so he pitifully froze at the door, maintaining the posture of probing outwards, like a statue.

Perhaps it was because the three of them were deadlocked for too long, so a voice came out of the room again: “Where’s he? Ryan, why are you at the door? Where’s Boss Xu?”

After a few seconds, another head came out of Xu Xinghe’s room, and peeked out from behind the door.

Then, like Ryan, he put on a ghostly expression, and froze into a petrified statue at the door.

Ling Changfeng: “…”


Baby hedgehog is caught red handed!

Guess the card game will have to be disbanded!

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1a move in a card game similar to using a trump in bridge of pair of jokers in big 22

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