Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When Luo XiaoLou woke up, he felt warm all over, with a kind of spiritual comfort and an inexplicable feeling of satisfaction. Luo XiaoLou stretched out comfortably, then an arm reached over and circled his waist, hugging Luo XiaoLou even harder.
Luo XiaoLou was restrained halfway through his movements, only to find his chest stuffy, and when he lifted the blanket, sure enough, Yuan Xi’s furry head was resting on his chest.
Luo XiaoLou blinked and reacted for a moment before remembering that it wasn’t morning, but afternoon, and presumably Yuan Xi had taken a nap with him when he returned. Lifting his wrist, the communicator showed 1:30 pm.
They hadn’t eaten lunch yet, and here, like a reflex, Luo XiaoLou’s stomach growled. It wasn’t a loud sound, but the hand stroking his stomach made him a little embarrassed.
Yuan Xi moved his head in the direction of Luo XiaoLou’s neck and said, “The money I earn now, I’ll use it to feed you.” There was an undisguised air of pride and satisfaction in his voice.
Luo XiaoLou muttered in protest, “It’s not like I can’t eat very well, and you’re spending an unknown amount of your own money.” Luo XiaoLou thought sadly of his eleven bottles of fortification.
Yuan Xi laughed, “You don’t need to help me save money, I can afford to feed you.” As he spoke, he touched a hand on Luo XiaoLou’s body and asked, “What did you do today? Why were you sleeping in broad daylight?”
Luo XiaoLou stiffened and stared at Yuan Xi dumbly, then he coughed and tried to make his voice sound calmer, “No… I didn’t do anything, just tired.”
Yuan Xi tilted his head and looked at Luo XiaoLou for a moment, then suddenly his eyes lit up with a look that said, ‘I completely understand,’ “So it’s because of last night? There’s nothing to be embarrassed about, but you’ve lost a lot of energy from not exercising for a few days, and you used to be fine.”
Luo XiaoLou’s face became red and then white, but he didn’t point out the embarrassing misunderstanding. Life is always more important than a man’s face or anything else.
When he got up, Luo XiaoLou realized that he had burrowed into Yuan Xi’s bed, and was glad it wasn’t night, or else he would have been in a tiger’s den.
Afterwards, Yuan Xi took Luo XiaoLou, Yuan Nuo, and Yue Shang to a restaurant for lunch, where they discussed the army’s actions.
When Yuan Xi mentioned the exotic beast, the after-dinner fruit Luo XiaoLou had just forked up fell down. Yuan Xi casually caught it and helped Luo XiaoLou put it on the plate.
“Brother, this time it almost feels the clearest. I wonder what the likelihood of a siege is?” Yuan Nuo asked.
“All the ports are heavily guarded, and the entire city of Eero is surrounded, so I don’t believe we’ll let it escape this time. Maybe we are about to catch one this year. I’ll be sure to bring it to their graves and show them the enemy that is nothing now.” Yuan Xi said quietly.
“What Yuan Xi is saying is that right now the military is doing a carpet search, including the indigenous people, and everyone is getting medical exams. I believe that when our mecha competition is over, it will be just about time for us to rush over and help.” Yue Shang said as he saw the glass by Yuan Xi’s side empty and filling it for him again.
Luo XiaoLou however became more and more frightened the more he listened. It seemed that the disaster which the bastard Luca’s frame-up had brought to him was far from over.
Even though he was with Yuan Xi and others, that didn’t mean he didn’t have to be examined. A normal medical examination wouldn’t be able to detect Luo XiaoLou’s exotic beast bloodline, otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to grow up this big safely. But would the examinations done by the military department specifically to round up the exotic beasts reveal him?
Luo XiaoLou truly felt that he was the most innocent and miserable exotic beast in the world, and that he had to live in a crowd that hated him so much that they wanted to skin him alive.
Yuan Nuo and Yue Shang didn’t look too good, and Luo XiaoLou leaned towards Yuan Xi without moving a muscle. Of course, that didn’t mean that Yuan Xi wasn’t affected. Although there was no apparent change in Yuan Xi’s mood, after being in contact with him for a long time, Luo XiaoLou knew that Yuan Xi was in a rather bad mood, and it could be seen just by watching him drink one drink after another.
Luo XiaoLou was even more depressed. When he was drunk himself, Yuan Xi would take the opportunity to do this and that. But when Yuan Xi was drunk, he would ask himself to initiate this and that to him…
After lunch, Yue Shang and Su Lan had to go out, so the two cousins left first, Yuan Nuo looked at the cold-faced Yuan Xi, and saw that he was drunk.
In the room, Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to go near the bed and let Yuan Nuo help Yuan Xi into bed.
When Yuan Nuo came out of the bedroom, he found that Luo XiaoLou, who should have been thoughtful enough to take care of his cousin by the bedside, had assumed a comfortable position and was sitting on the couch watching TV.
Little Brother Yuan pursed his lips and finally sat down on the couch as well with a taut face.
Luo XiaoLou gave Yuan Nuo a strange glance, saw that Little Brother Yuan had no intention of leaving, and got up to pour two glasses of water at the bar.
Yuan Nuo took the cup to thank him, then asked in surprise, “You’re watching Cousin’s game?” Ah, it seems Luo XiaoLou is still obsessed with Cousin, Yuan Nuo thought darkly.
Luo XiaoLou responded and returned to the couch. Luo XiaoLou replied and settled back down on the couch, picking out the video of Yuan Xi’s match.
After a few seconds, Luo XiaoLou suddenly thought about the exotic beast and glanced at Yuan Nuo, pretending to be carefree, asked, “Will that search for the exotic beast affect the mecha competition?”
“It shouldn’t. It’s only to the extent that once every contestant is checked, the contest will probably be over.” Yuan Nuo said, giving Luo XiaoLou a glance in passing, “What are you worrying about? With Big Brother here, the exotic beast won’t be able to get near you at all, you’ll be absolutely fine.”
“Mn……” Luo XiaoLou responded and turned around to continue watching the video, once again helplessly realizing that people are much scarier than exotic beasts.
Once Yuan Nuo left, Luo XiaoLou’s thoughts wandered off while watching the video.
125 with his tail up for a while, realized that Luo XiaoLou hadn’t chosen a channel in time and was very distracted, and wondered, “What’s wrong with you?”
“I’m just wondering if there’s going to be a problem now that the whole City army is out to get me,” Luo XiaoLou said.
125 considered for a moment and said, “As long as you don’t transform again, they’ll never be able to find out. You yourself have human blood, and your mother has done some masking techniques on your body, so it’s not an extremely special situation, and you won’t be exposed.”
Luo XiaoLou let out a sigh of relief and said, “Mn, I’ll be careful until I leave this planet. Even if I lose the match, I absolutely cannot transform again.”
When Yuan Xi woke up, Luo XiaoLou was still watching the video. He wasn’t surprised at all, Luo XiaoLou really liked it and often fought against him on his virtual network. Moreover, seeing Luo XiaoLou watching him drive the mecha, with admiration, made the corners of Yuan Xi’s mouth curl up.
At dinner time, Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou watched videos together on the sofa. When a match was over, Luo XiaoLou used the remote control to make a selection and accidentally switched to a review section of the mecha competition.
It was reviewing the outstanding mecha warriors of the past two days, and even had a list of the best players.
Luo XiaoLou even saw Shao Rong, Zhuang Sheng, and Yates, and was pleasantly surprised, Yates was really getting better and better.
As he browsed down, a more familiar name appeared on the screen, and Luo XiaoLou’s hand holding the remote control shook for a moment.
The professional reviewers continued: Player 521’s performance on the first day wasn’t too impressive, only his long-range attacks were considered remarkable. But on the second day, his speed and strength had exploded with an incredible increase in intensity.
Luo XiaoLou sneaked a glance at Yuan Xi, who was staring at the screen, watching the video of the battle, unsure if he should change the channel right now, which would only make him look more guilty.
Luo XiaoLou grabbed the remote in his hand and stared at the ferocious dark blue mecha on the screen for a while. The only thing that was fortunate was that some of his habitual actions were gone due to the Source of Consciousness storming out, otherwise it was hard to guarantee that Yuan Xi wouldn’t see any clues.
“So, what do you think about this 521?” To be more natural, Luo XiaoLou pretended to open his mouth casually.
Yuan Xi relaxed more against the couch, crossed his legs and shook his head, “Completely inadequate.”
Luo XiaoLou’s mouth twitched and asked, not quite convincingly, “Why?”
Yuan Xi looked at him, as if wondering why Luo XiaoLou was interested in such a person, “Strength and speed are okay, but the techniques are rusty, similar to yours. If they meet a real expert, they will definitely fail.”
Luo XiaoLou turned away, ready to pay no more attention to Yuan Xi.
The next morning, before leaving the room, Yuan Xi instructed Luo XiaoLou, “For the next few days, you’re not allowed to run around, it’s best to stay in the room all the time.”
Luo XiaoLou immediately and honestly agreed. When he went out again, he chose to put on his make-up in the nearest place, trying to make sure that no one could see his true face.
Today, for some unknown reason, the competition mode was temporarily changed. It was changed from versus mode to wild survival mode. The number of people had also changed to a group of eight. This change wasn’t unprecedented in the history of mecha tournaments, but this time there was no advance notice. The participants were confused for a while but just accepted it.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t feel bad about this new format, he even felt that it would be easier. As long as he carefully avoided the other mecha, he would be able to win without a fight when there were three of them left.
When he entered the lounge, Luo XiaoLou felt outnumbered for the first time. By the time he entered, five people had already arrived inside. Once inside, Luo XiaoLou stayed in the corner, trying to minimize his presence.
When the match was about to start, the last two people entered, one after another. The first one was a baby-faced teenager, but upon seeing the arrogant figure with silver hair coming in behind him, Luo XiaoLou immediately lowered his head and his heartbeat quickened considerably.
Although Luo XiaoLou expected that he might meet someone he knew, he just didn’t think that they would meet so soon.
The author has something to say:
In fact, I was going to finish this match today, but it’s too late and I have to work tomorrow. Judas is sorry everyone! OML