Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
125 smiled and touched his stomach for a moment, a picture appearing on his paws. Then its eyes shone brightly as it looked at Luo XiaoLou and said excitedly, “Finally, I can see the legacy left to you by my last fosterer.”
Looking at the photo of the baby and the green Tyrannosaurus rex, Luo XiaoLou’s heart was thrilled. What secrets could be inside such a carefully hidden microchip?
Luo XiaoLou took a deep breath and began to infuse Source of Consciousness. He had consumed less than half of the Source of Consciousness today, and it felt quite ample. However, after ten minutes of Luo XiaoLou’s tossing and turning, the picture hadn’t moved.
“What’s going on?” Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but ask. He was eager to see what was inside, and constantly worried about the returning Yuan Xi.
“Your Source of Consciousness is not enough.” 125 concentrated on the photo, his face actually strained.
Luo XiaoLou clenched his teeth and stepped up his infusion of Source of Consciousness power. He was beginning to get dizzy, when the stationary piece finally reacted.
A dazzling white light instantly enveloped the entire room. When Luo XiaoLou could see things clearly, he found that a virtual figure was already standing on the opposite side.
It was an extremely beautiful woman, with a long black dress that set off a very white complexion and cold brow, but with a heroic spirit that could not be ignored. This person was probably the mother of the original body, but after Luo XiaoLou looked at her for a long while, he couldn’t find any similarity between this woman and his current face, so couldn’t help but be a little suspicious again.
While Luo XiaoLou was dumbfoundedly looking at her, the woman turned her head, looked in Luo XiaoLou’s direction with extreme precision, and then smiled slightly. At that instant, it was like ice and snow melting, even Luo XiaoLou was a little awestruck. The only thought in his mind was actually that 125’s vision was actually reliable.
The woman looked in Luo XiaoLou’s direction, and a soft voice sounded in the room, “XiaoLou, it seems you opened the things I left for you, although I hoped you could never open them. But, now that we meet, you…can you call me mother?”
The woman stopped talking and looked his way, seemingly obsessively waiting for Luo XiaoLou to call her.
Luo XiaoLou’s throat felt dry, as if he had done something wrong, until 125 tugged on his sleeve and he rasped out dryly, “Mother.”
The woman seemed as if she could really hear, and with a pleased smile on her face, the woman continued, “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to hear that title. I’m not a proper mother. You were so small and I couldn’t be there for you, so forgive me, child.”
“When you were little, there was no child in heaven as smart and good and sweet as you. I would look at you and be proud of you from the bottom of my heart, but I had to seal and destroy your body with my own hands so that your genetic rank was only D. This must have caused you a lot of anguish. Forgive me, child. Instead of becoming like everyone, shrouded in envy, I would rather you be an ordinary but happy person. It’s been a long time since anyone in my family has been able to have such a life.”
Probably that was why Luo XiaoLou and this woman had no resemblance to each other, and yes, if they were that similar, how could Major General Luo not see it?
The woman’s beautiful face revealed an unspeakable longing, then said in a low voice, “Since my grandfather’s generation, it has never been the same. Little Lou, since you were able to open this microchip, it can only mean that my plan failed in the end, and you didn’t escape our family’s miserable fate.”
At this point, the woman became serious, “At this point, there are three things I have to tell you. First, always remember, don’t trust anyone, be it a family member or a lover. And never tell anyone who you really are. All people know about exotic beasts is that they are vicious and horrible, but what the government doesn’t announce is that humans have treated exotic beasts even worse.”
“If you are found to be an exotic beast, you won’t come out alive. But you may not even die. You’ll stay there, alive, and it will be worse than death.”
At that point, the woman’s hand waved and an image appeared in front of Luo XiaoLou. That image was taken in a place similar to an advanced research institute, where quite a few people dressed in white and armed from head to toe were busy.
Most of the corridors and rooms of the research institute were white, and in this video it was even more spotless and clean to the point of being a bit weird.
As with all future buildings, the place was enormous, with a heavy security system. The corridors were flanked by laboratories with advanced equipment, and the transparent alloy glass revealed that all sorts of things were locked up inside, some human, some monstrous to the point of being inhuman.
The imprisoned people and monsters all stayed quietly in their rooms, and would cower and hide inside when they saw the researchers passing by.
Luo XiaoLou saw the researchers walk in with a blank expression, and then the creatures inside were restrained and began to wriggle wildly. Because of the soundproofing system, he couldn’t hear any sound, but knew that their screams must have been extremely miserable. When the researchers came out again, they came out with some bloody organ in a collector. When they left, Luo XiaoLou could tell from the frantic movements of the lights and shadows that the screams inside the lab had become more shrill. However, when someone knocked on the glass, silence returned immediately.
In the end, the video stopped outside a door. This lab was even more advanced than the previous one, with triple security doors, and the innermost one wasn’t transparent. So even though a lot of lab workers were going in and out, they couldn’t tell what was going on inside.
Luo XiaoLou quickly noticed that the number of people coming to this lab was the largest and most frequent. Although he couldn’t see anything, he had a feeling of distress.
The same scene happened many times, and Luo XiaoLou noticed that the date at the bottom kept changing. Until the last time, Luo XiaoLou saw through the open door that hadn’t closed in time, an unassuming human man imprisoned by multiple metal arms.
His dark, sunken eyes were looking straight out.
Luo XiaoLou saw the connections and catheters that held his body in place, and something was writhing in the open abdomen. Then the door closed tightly, followed by the two security doors outside, and although he could no longer see anything, Luo XiaoLou’s stomach churned violently.
At that moment, the video suddenly switched to the next shot, and the entire lab base was empty, with no one in sight. The surrounding walls were still snow white, and the lights were still bright.
The lab was quiet and the room was empty, but Luo XiaoLou’s hand couldn’t help but grip 125, who looked up at him, and carefully leaned in, snuggling into Luo XiaoLou’s embrace.
After passing the labs with transparent glass, they were now almost empty, and most of the doors were open. The footsteps didn’t stop, continuing inside until they came to a halt in front of the innermost room.
Three doors opened silently in order, and the moment he saw the inside, Luo XiaoLou thought he saw hell.
It was full of those researchers, standing in rows, but all of them were now corpses. Those corpses had been torn into many parts, but they were neatly pieced together. Luo XiaoLou suspected that their blood had flowed onto the floor, it was like a thick layer of dark brown paint, and in a room full of pure white, the color difference made people feel extremely uncomfortable.
The camera was lowered, and then a beautiful, soft hand came out from behind it.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned. Who exactly was filming? Was it the person who was locked up inside? He killed everyone?
What appeared in front of the camera was not the man, but a youthful and beautiful woman. Luo XiaoLou was taken aback when he saw this person. The woman was obviously an older Su Lan.
The woman who resembled Su Lan smiled slightly at the camera, with a faint blush on her face, then she took out a comb and began to comb her hair. It wasn’t until she was satisfied with her hairstyle that she straightened her clothes, smiled brightly, and turned around – walking towards the middle of the group of people.
The woman stood in the middle of the row of people, and then the video flashed white and her throat opened in a huge gash, and without even screaming, she collapsed against the back wall beside those people.
Who had killed her? There was only one clear footstep.
Finally, all the videos disappeared, and the mother stood in front of Luo XiaoLou again. She looked at the dumbfounded Luo XiaoLou and said, “That is the video left by my grandfather, and the man locked up in the video is the descendant of the human being who had merged with the exotic beast. At that time, he killed everyone in the room. However, he didn’t escape. The treatment he received afterwards can be imagined, but Grandfather, who was locked up with him, suffered along with him because Grandfather was his brother.
“In the end, Grandfather couldn’t stand that treatment and managed to escape. But before he escaped, he killed his brother who had gone insane and destroyed all slices and replicas of the exotic beast gene.”
“Little Lou, when you hear this, you should understand that there is an unresolvable hatred and conflict between humans and exotic beasts, especially since humans want so much more. As soon as they know you’re an exotic beast, you’ll experience everything on the video, so don’t tell anyone who you are.”
Mother waited for a moment, probably for Luo XiaoLou’s reply, but this time she continued without waiting long, “The second thing, the humans experimented so hard to get the complete body of the exotic beast. Unfortunately, they never succeeded, Grandfather wasn’t one, and neither am I.”
“But, you are. Little Lou, you’re the only complete body I’ve seen in all these years, and I don’t know whether to be happy or sad for you. As a complete body, no one could have found out you were an exotic beast without you exhibiting the traits of an exotic beast.”
“It could be argued that because you’re a complete being, you’re the only one in our family who has any hope of surviving past thirty. For monsters like us with two genes, the Source of Consciousness power won’t progress once we reach the higher levels. But when we reach the age of thirty, the Source of Consciousness power goes out of control and continues to grow until we explode and die. I don’t know if that will happen to you at all. Maybe the burst will come much later than it did for us. But if you want to live, then you need to find a key. That key is in the hands of 125’s owner, let it lead you to it.”
Luo XiaoLou’s joy at just hearing that he wouldn’t be found out was instantly replaced by depression. Being reborn once again, his body was young, but the feeling of carrying a time bomb in his body at all times was desperate.
At this time, the silhouette in the middle slowly began to blur.
125 suddenly shouted, “Oh no, there’s not enough energy.”
“Finally, if it’s not too late, Mom wants to tell you that Luo ChengYun is a crazy person. Don’t get too close to him and don’t let him know what you can do. Grandfather wasn’t going to have any more offspring after he escaped, but he had to leave them behind because of the Luo family. I was the same, but I really didn’t want you to fall into his hands as well and achieve their family’s ultimate goal. So, at that time, even though I didn’t have much time left, I still destroyed your genes, and I really hope you can be happier than we all are…”
At this point, the silhouette in the room suddenly disappeared, the picture gently fell down, there was no microchip in it anymore.
Luo XiaoLou held 125 tightly. Even if he was optimistic, after seeing these things, he could not help but feel depressed.
He would never have as much endurance and backbone as the man in the video. He was afraid of death and pain. He had never suffered, and if he was taken to that place, he would probably go crazy after one day.
125 moved and whispered, “Don’t be afraid. I’ll lead you to master. He can save you.”
Luo XiaoLou thought about Luo ChengYun, who he had met today, and then Luo ShaoFan, who had been brought back by him, and Luo XiaoLou suddenly shuddered. Did Luo ChengYun know about the movement in the military and thought they were capturing Luo ShaoFan before bringing him back himself?
Luo XiaoLou’s trembling hands shook slowly. No matter what, he had to live. He didn’t want to go to the asylum. He still wanted to live happily ever after. He now had Yuan Xi, 125, Master Yan, Tian Li, Yates…
At this moment, the door was suddenly opened from outside.
Yuan Xi stood impatiently in the doorway, and upon seeing Luo XiaoLou sitting on the floor, his face immediately turned ugly. He quickly paced over and pulled Luo XiaoLou up, “What are you tossing around again, didn’t I tell you-“
Luo XiaoLou suddenly took the initiative to hug Yuan Xi hard, burying his head in his arms, even ignoring the open-mouthed Yates following behind Yuan Xi.
Yuan Xi was stunned and hugged Luo XiaoLou even harder. After a moment of silence, he whispered in annoyance, “Don’t think that I’ll spare you just because you act spoiled.” Even though he said this, there was no more movement from his hands.
Yuan Xi yanked the space knob from Luo XiaoLou’s hand, threw it at Yates, and walked out with Luo XiaoLou by himself.
Yates stared blankly at their backs. He had wanted to take Luo XiaoLou to dinner, but it looked like he would have to do it some other time. Yates shrugged his shoulders and beckoned the mecha out. The moment he saw the mecha, Yates opened his mouth wide.
Was this, was this really his Knight?! Yates shuddered and touched the huge mecha that seemed to be plated with light, looking it over repeatedly before finally believing that Knight had become a Class 4!
God, Luo XiaoLou was so great! He wanted to give Luo XiaoLou a hug!
Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou went back to their residence. Luo XiaoLou was still worried and he finally managed to ask Yuan Xi who was hugging him, “What would you do if I was a… bad guy?”
Yuan Xi blinked, looked Luo XiaoLou over from top to bottom in confusion, and said with obvious disdain, “Do you have a fever today? You think you can do anything bad right under my nose?”
“…I’m just asking.” Luo XiaoLou said sullenly, knowing in fact that he probably couldn’t toss anything out.
Yuan Xi pulled his gaze back from the electronic screen, considering carefully as he looked at Luo XiaoLou, and finally said, “Alright. Trust me, I’ll find a way to make sure you don’t have the energy to do anything else and never hook up with those guys again… Speaking of which, we haven’t done it in two days.”
Yuan Xi’s eyes lit up and Luo XiaoLou froze, suddenly feeling the need to vent wildly and forget about the things that were still hovering in the back of his mind.
It was rare for Yuan Xi to encounter Luo XiaoLou being so aggressive, and finding that Luo XiaoLou wouldn’t refuse any requests and would even cooperate, it was almost the first time he’d ever eaten so sweetly.
When Luo XiaoLou cried out and said not to leave him, sweat dripped from Yuan Xi’s forehead. He looked at Luo XiaoLou’s blushing face and moist eyes, kissed him fervently and blurted out, “What have you been thinking about all day!? How could I leave you? You’re mine. My slutty little slave, I love so much-“
Yuan Xi immediately stopped talking and glared at Luo XiaoLou in annoyance. What was this? Luo XiaoLou was the one who proposed to him, but he was the one who said he loved him first. The first thing he needed to do was get his hands on Luo XiaoLou, and get him to say it too.