Dominion’s End Volume 3: Ice-Bound Splendor and Majesty
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Chapter 10: Returning Home, Part Two—translated by Michimochi (proofread by Arcedemius & Lala Su; C/E edited by lucathia)
When I regained consciousness, it was because I was starving.
My stomach growled a whole symphony. I struggled to sit up. The entire room spun. I touched my chest; it didn’t hurt. My injuries should be healed. This dizziness is completely caused by hunger.
Sitting up, my feet brushed against a sapling. Jiang Xiaorong had been placed beside the bed. He didn’t react at all. I bet he’s sleeping? Is there such a thing as plants needing sleep? I really don’t know. However, Xiaorong can walk, shiver, and eat aberrants. Sleeping wouldn’t be abnormal at all.
Slowly, I got out of bed, wanting to call Shujun over to make something for her almost-starved-to-death èrgē. Just when I gripped the doorknob, I heard voices outside and stopped immediately.
“How’s your èrgē doing? Has, has he been…”
This was Dàgē’s voice, hurried and miserable. He didn’t even finish. Have I been what?
“I checked while I helped wipe Èrgē down.” Shujun said quietly, “There was no visible trace. But if it’s been too long, it can also be undetectable.”
Wait a minute, when you helped wipe me down, you did what to me? Why do I have a very bad feeling about this?!
“Is that so?” Dàgē said in a calm voice. It was only a few short words, but they carried deep grief and remorse. This manner of speaking was too much like the Ice Emperor. My chest suddenly felt tight. Not wanting to continue listening to them speaking in such a way anymore, I pulled open the door. The two of them even jumped in surprise. This kind of remorseful and unsettling appearance made me both angry and amused.