T/N: Here’s an extra Xmas update for y’all! Enjoy~


The whole corridor was silent and the atmosphere was very awkward.

Xu Xinghe looked at the two heads sticking out from behind the door of his room, and then looked at the holographic projection of Ling Changfeng in the video.
For a while he didn’t know how to explain the chaotic scene in front of him.

Marshal Ling did not show any other reaction.

He didn’t say anything, didn’t ask anything, just stood there with his hands behind his back, looking at his little spouse blankly, as if waiting for Xu Xinghe to speak first and take the initiative to explain the ins and outs of this matter.

Although he had no doubts that his young spouse would sneak away to play while traveling, Marshal Ling, who was hung up on minutes ago, was very unhappy.
It was inevitable for his mind to conjure many bad possibilities.

His displeasure was hidden, hidden behind his usual icy face, and hidden in his usual unwavering tone.
He will not get angry and seek revenge over a personal matter, nor will he implicate the innocent because of it.

However, Xu Xinghe, who had been his spouse for nearly three months, still detected his unhappiness and decided to explain and appease him.

Just when Xu Xinghe was about to bite the bullet and say something, more voices came from behind the door one after another –

“Ethan, we’ve finished this round, what are you guys doing?”

“As you can see, we are short three people now.”

“Where did the three of them go?”

“I don’t know either.
Team Leader Xu put down his cards and left in a panic.
The other two went to him and didn’t come back…”

“It won’t be work, will it? Did Mr.
Liang ask us all to go back to work overtime urgently?”

“Don’t make such unlucky jokes in the middle of the night.”

“Did you try calling?”

“I called, but I didn’t get through…”

The voices came from behind the door one after another.
It was probably because the people who had finished playing a round of cards came to the small living room to rest and drink, so their conversation gradually became clearer.

Fortunately, no one came out to find them, and they quickly returned to the bedroom.
The voices gradually drifted away, letting them avoid escalating the already embarrassing situation.

However, Team Leader Xu, who was standing in the corridor, still had a headache.

He lowered his head and drew circles on the ground with his toes, thinking to himself, “forget it, just tell the truth.”

Ling Changfeng heard unfamiliar voices coming from the room one after another, and the expression on his face became more and more calm.

From the conversation of the crowd, he easily guessed what they were doing, and he couldn’t help but turn his eyes to his little spouse with anger and amusement.

Dual-colored pupils swept Xu Xinghe with his head down, and asked in a light tone: “How many people are in your room now?”

Xu Xinghe lowered his head and decided to confess and reduce his punishment: “Seven, eight with me included.”

“…” Marshal Ling took a deep breath and thought expressionlessly, “it was nothing.
Just seven people squeezed into Xu Xinghe’s room in the middle of the night, playing cards with his recently showered, clean little partner.”

Xu Xinghe also “just” hung up his call because of this.

Ling Changfeng continued to ask blankly, “What are you playing?”

Xu Xinghe replied, “Playing cards, a popular card game from school.
The rules are a bit similar to dou dizhu, except that four people work in pairs.
Well, we have two groups now, and we’re playing a match in my room…”1Sounds like they’re playing sheng ji.
Its quite popular these days.

His tone was upright, but when he inadvertently raised his eyes, he caught a glimpse of Ling Changfeng’s indifferent expression.

Team Leader Xu suddenly realized that it was not a wise choice to give a detailed explanation now, so he stopped and said dryly: “Next time…”

He originally wanted to say “I won’t play next time”, but then he thought, there seems to be no problem with playing cards with his colleagues.
The only thing that can be called a problem is that he hung up Ling Changfeng’s call, so he changed his words and said, “I won’t hang up your call next time.”

At the reminder, Marshal Ling naturally followed his words and asked with a straight face, “So, why did you hang up on me just now?”

Xu Xinghe: “…”

He found that once Ling Changfeng straightened his face, his eyes changed, becoming as sharp as a sword, extremely lethal, and deterred people from looking directly.

He silently moved his eyes away, avoiding the other party’s gaze, and his voice couldn’t help weakening a bit: “I accidentally pressed hang up, so I didn’t see who was calling at the time…”

After that, he added another sentence: “At that time, my colleague was urging me to play cards.”

After Ling Changfeng heard this, his eyes swept lightly behind Xu Xinghe again.

The two heads behind the door shivered at the same time, and immediately showed an expression like crying, feeling that they were in danger.

Ryan wanted to cry but had no tears, and wanted to shout “I’m wronged”, but under Marshal Ling’s stern gaze, he couldn’t say a word.

The other person was also about to cry.
Especially when Marshal Ling’s terrifying and decisive eyes swept towards him, he only felt that someone poured a basin of ice water on his head, and his limbs instantly became cold.

Xu Xinghe followed Ling Changfeng’s gaze, and finally remembered that there were two poor fellows behind him.

So he put his hands behind his back and made a gesture to the two of them, indicating that they should hurry back inside, and not stay in Marshal Ling’s line of sight.

However, the two unlucky bastards were already frightened by Marshal Ling’s eyes, and didn’t see his gesture.

Xu Xinghe was helpless, so he turned his head and waved at them while mouthing, “You guys hurry back inside.”

The two of them finally came back to their senses as if they had just woken up from a dream, and slipped away.

However, the direction they headed wasn’t right.
Xu Xinghe originally meant to let them go back to their respective rooms.
As a result, the souls of these two people had not completely returned to their bodies, and because they were still partially still hidden behind the door, they retreated into Xu Xinghe’s room, and closed the door lightly.

Xu Xinghe: “…”

Ling Changfeng watched the small moves under his own eyes, but didn’t say anything.
After the two heads retracted into the room, he asked Xu Xinghe lightly: “You’re still continuing to play?”

Xu Xinghe immediately shook his head: “No more… They’re probably frightened by you and can’t play anymore.”

In fact, seeing that these two were colleagues of Xu Xinghe, Marshal Ling had already weakened his gaze.
It’s just that his eyes are really not polite to those who pulling his partner to play cards in the middle of the night.

But then again, with his identity and qualifications, he wouldn’t vent his dissatisfaction with a group of young citizens.

He just looked at Xu Xinghe and said: “You are not a soldier, you don’t need to be on call 24 hours a day, so I don’t need your phone to be kept open at all times.
But there is still a difference between not answering and directly hanging up.
Next time, you shouldn’t…”

Ling Changfeng was halfway through speaking, and suddenly realized that he was in a bad mood.
His tone was indifferent, as if he had returned back to when they first got along.

Qin Yuan reminded him a long time ago that he should not speak in this way when dealing with his little spouse.

Marshal Ling’s voice paused, and he felt a little regretful.

So after a short pause, he made up and said, “If you hang up directly, I’ll be worried and I’ll think something happened to you.”

He didn’t tell Xu Xinghe that when he hung up the first video call, one minute later, the security department, the security bureau, and the intelligence department all began to operate.
If the safety of the marshal’s wife could not be confirmed in the shortest time, Qin Yuan would even directly call the person in charge of the local military region and ask the other party to bring people for a search and rescue.

“I see.” Xu Xinghe nodded obediently, and some not-so-distant memories suddenly appeared in his mind.

He vaguely remembered that one time, Miles seemed to have hung up on Mu Qingyun’s call out of anger and disappeared.
As a result, Mu Qingyun almost turned the world upside down looking for him, and even called him during his search.

In Xu Xinghe’s mind flashed a nondescript analogy that came from nowhere – if he suddenly disappeared, would Ling Changfeng also frantically search for him?




The duo returned into the room, still in shock.
Like two marionettes, they walked into the bedroom silently with both eyes open.

Seeing this, the other five people in the house quickly gathered around.

“Hey, you guys are back? Where did you just go?”

“Where’s Team Leader Xiao Xu? Why didn’t you come back together?”

“What’s the matter? Why don’t you talk?”

“Not playing cards yet?”

“Don’t play.
It’s over!” Ryan was the first to come back to his senses.
After hearing the word “playing cards”, he couldn’t help shuddering.
“Do you know… who made the call to Team Leader Xu just now?”

Everyone looked at each other in dismay.
“Who is it? It’s not really Boss Liang, right?”

“No…” The other knowing person swallowed and said slowly, “It’s a person many times scarier than Boss Liang, a big man.”

“Who? It can’t be Director Wang, right? I heard that the secretary of the director’s office called Mr.
Liang directly when Team Leader Xu asked for sick leave before!”


“Feel free to guess.”

Everyone looked at each other, exchanging glances.
After saying all of this, anyone who understands will naturally understand.

“Could it be… Marshal Ling?”

After a moment of silence, someone finally asked directly what everyone was thinking.

Ryan nodded with a heavy expression, with a look of more sorrow than death: “Marshal Ling came to check, and the team leader was caught.
And Lucas and I, we ran into Marshal Ling as soon as we went out…”

“Wow, then you two are considered to have seen the Marshal now.
This wave of blood is worth it!”2as in they lost HP when they were caught by LCF

“This wave of blood is worth it my ass! If you have the ability, go out and see! If you see Marshal Ling’s eyes, you’ll have a nightmare tonight!”

“Then what do we do now? Let’s run away?”

“Wait a minute! They should still be video calling in the corridor now… If we hear something we shouldn’t, we’ll be silenced!”


XXH gains a bit of awareness!

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1Sounds like they’re playing sheng ji.
Its quite popular these days.2as in they lost HP when they were caught by LCF

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