I Don’t Dare to Oppose a Protagonist Anymore (61-End) - Chapter 85 Part 3
Chapter 85 Part 3
After doing what he needed, Ling Luo had gone back to Lin Yue, to find Lin Xiao. Only to learn that Lin Xiao had left and Lin Yue didn’t know where to.
For convenience’s sake, Ling Luo had decided to try Nuohan city first. Then, sensing Lin Xiao and wanting to be as quick as possible, Ling Luo hadn’t hesitated to directly flash to where Lin Xiao was.
Seeing Ling Luo, Lin Xiao knew that Ling Luo was ready to help with Lin Xiao’s dantian.
Lin Xiao, however, still wanted to spend more time with Lin Wan. Turning to Lin Wan, Lin Xiao asked her: “Can you lend a room?”
Lin Wan blinked at the two men. She could tell they had important things to discuss, and that she couldn’t monopolize Lin Xiao anymore. Simply nodding at Lin Xiao’s request, she said: “Right, yes.”
The two were seated together, Ling Luo floating his hands over Lin Xiao’s back. Bit by bit, Ling Luo checked Lin Xiao, and his solemn expression gradually relaxed.
Ling Luo loosed a breath in obvious relief.
Hearing the sound, Lin Xiao opened his eyes, “How is it?”
Ling Luo’s face stayed relieved, but his tone to Lin Xiao was serious: “I’m not sure yet, I’ll need to examine for a few more days.”
“My dantian…Nothing’s going to happen to it, right?” Lin Xiao’s voice was anxious. He hadn’t meant to say that to Ling Luo, but Lin Xiao’s nervousness couldn’t be restrained.
Before, he had been in a good mood. But as soon as Ling Luo arrived, Lin Xiao found the air oppressive, and he became involuntarily tense.
Ling Luo’s calm look vanished, and he somberly told Lin Xiao: “Rest assured. I’m here and I won’t let anything happen to your dantian.”
Perhaps Ling Luo’s tone was too earnest, for Lin Xiao’s heart suddenly, inexplicably ached.
Lin Xiao shook his head, burying his emotion.
Ling Lou had finished and Lin Xiao thanked him. Then Lin Xiao immediately left to go find Lin Wan again.
Ling Luo stayed motionless on the bed, looking at the door. He didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
When Ling Luo was of no more use, Lin Xiao would throw him away?
The next few days progressed calmly.
Ling Luo would inspect Lin Xiao’s dantian, and afterwards Lin Xiao would go visit with Lin Wan.
Occasionally, Lin Wan wrangled both Lin Xiao and Ling Luo into going shopping with her.
But she wouldn’t stand in the middle.
She’d pull Lin Xiao and Ling Luo together, while she hopped around to the stalls on both sides of the street.
Lin Xiao and Ling Luo hardly knew what to say to each other.
Ling Luo would wrack his brain for topics, and sometimes find one, but their conversations stayed stilted. Ling Luo’s verbal attempts to draw Lin Xiao out were mostly unsuccessful.
It wasn’t like Ling Luo was naturally talkative. He tended to prefer silence.
Only when he was with Lin Xiao, did he want to make the effort.
And that made Lin Xiao feel hopelessly conflicted.
“When you cultivate these days, do you feel something wrong?” Ling Luo stared at Lin Xiao intensely.
Lin Xiao was preoccupied, “Oh…not bad.”
“Do you want to buy something?”
Lin Xiao’s attention still elsewhere. “…No, I don’t.”
Ling Luo asked: “Do you think that qi looks good?”
Lin Xiao: “Um, not bad.”
So their uneasy dialogues would go.
Lin Wan had long perceived the awkwardness between Lin Xiao and Ling Luo. She refrained from asking anything, only trying to give them space to speak to each other.
This pattern lasted until Xie Ziyan returned to Nuohan and the Lin house.
When observing a slender, phoenix-eyed woman clad in black, Ling Luo’s face showed not a shred of emotion.
Lin Xiao looked back and forth between Ling Luo and Xie Ziyan.
Xie Ziyan remained as aloof as before.
“When are you leaving with me?” Xie Ziyan queried her student, ignoring the men.
Lin Wan’s expression was unwilling. “Master, can you let me stay for a few more days?”
Xie Ziyan said nothing, only regarded Lin Wan with ice-cold eyes.
Lin Wan shivered under her master’s gaze, and made the prudent decision to depart with Xie Ziyan straightaway.
Making her farewells to the family, Lin Xiao, and Ling Luo, Lin Wan reluctantly left.
Taking Lin Wan away, Xie Ziyan spared not a glance for Ling Luo.
Lin Xiao watched Xie Ziyan’s back, pondering…
Ling Luo definitely possessed the protagonist’s halo. So Xie Ziyan should at least pay him some attention.
Yet she hadn’t at all. Had Ling Luo’s effect on women failed?
Lin Xiao then recalled all the other women who had chased Ling Luo. No, Ling Luo’s aura certainly worked.
When Ling Luo caught Lin Xiao scrutinizing the black-clad woman, Ling Luo’s face darkened.
That woman’s slim figure and air of mystery, did Lin Xiao like that?
Ling Luo felt uneasy in his heart.
When he liked someone, he viewed everyone else as a potential rival.
Not wanting Lin Xiao to check out women, Ling Luo pulled Lin Xiao back to his room, ostensibly to check on Lin Xiao’s dantian.
“Didn’t you already do this?” Lin Xiao asked, puzzled.
Ling Luo kept a poker-face. “I suddenly remembered I missed some places.”
Lin Xiao: “…”
Now that Lin Wan had left, Lin Xiao had no reason to stay in Nuohan. Therefore he and Ling Luo went back to Lin Yue’s house.
Their routine stayed the same. Ling Luo did his examinations, persevering to talk to Lin Xiao, while simultaneously ignoring Lin Xiao’s frostiness.
Whatever Lin Xiao requested, Ling Luo promptly did. Lin Xiao said nothing, but felt it in his heart. No matter his estrangement from Ling Luo now, in the past Lin Xiao had cared deeply for Ling Luo. Was Ling Luo showing his sincerity?
In the plot and the last life, Ling Luo had never treated anyone as well as he treated his parents.
Yet even though Lin Xiao felt touched, he maintained his distance from Ling Luo.
The shadow was too big.
And it couldn’t be resolved overnight.
Lin Xiao had already decided. After Ling Luo helped him solve the problem with his dantian, Lin Xiao was leaving Nebula country.
It was best to disappear.
Rather than becoming entangled again, they should stop seeing each other.
“This is the new practice I’ve come up with these days. I want you to try it.” Ling Luo handed Lin Xiao a book with a new exercise recorded in it.
Lin Xiao glanced at it, thanked Ling Luo, and went to start it.
Back in his room, Lin Xiao cultivated, going through Ling Luo’s method several times.
The pauses from before had ceased.
His dantian would be alright?
Lin Xiao couldn’t help feeling a little happy.
He needed to be certain, however, so he went back to Ling Luo. “Ling Luo, my dantian really is clear?”
Ling Luo nodded, eyes crinkling up. “Yes.”
Hearing Ling Luo’s response, Lin Xiao gave a beaming grin.
Ling Luo felt blinded.
Lin Xiao hadn’t smiled at Ling Luo for many years.
Lin Xiao thanked Ling Luo, then said a little distressed, “I don’t have anything…How can I repay you?”
“I don’t need you to pay me back. It’s what I should have done.” Ling Luo replied.
Lin Xiao shook his head. He should recompense Ling Luo, but right now Lin Xiao had no way of returning Ling Luo’s kindness.
Lin Xiao decided. After he started exploring the mainland, if he found something good, he’d give it to Ling Luo.
Not willing to delay, Lin Xiao told his father he was leaving the next day. Lin Yue listened reluctantly. “You’re going exploring again.”
“Yes,” said Lin Xiao.
“Where will you go?” Lin Yue asked.
“I don’t know, I’m just going to wander around.” Lin Xiao replied.
“Well, be careful on the road.” Lin Yue sighed, knowing he couldn’t dissuade Lin Xiao.
“Yes. Father, take care of yourself too…” Lin Xiao regarded Lin Yue fondly.
“Alright, alright.” Lin Yue nodded.
Father and son spoke a little longer, than Lin Xiao went to his room to peacefully sleep.
Therefore, Lin Xiao woke up early, packed his things, and went out the Lin family gate.
He looked back wistfully, saying the word: “Goodbye.”
Who knew when he would be able to return.
He had thought about it for long time the night before, but in the end had decided not to tell Ling Luo anything. Even though Ling Luo said he liked Lin Xiao, there were so many beauties crowding in around Ling Luo.
How could Ling Luo be unmoved?
Thinking these things, Lin Xiao started walking. He looked up at the blue sky, crying in his heart, “Mainland, here I come!”
Translated by Snowfall77