Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
At noon, Yuan Xi contacted Luo XiaoLou, to let him know that he had something to do, and asked Luo XiaoLou to eat alone at noon and have dinner with him when he returned. Luo XiaoLou put aside those nonsense ideas for a while and took 125 to the third floor restaurant. If Yuan Xi and the others were there, Luo XiaoLou would follow them upstairs to order, but since he was by himself, he wouldn’t bother.
Luo XiaoLou went to the window to get a set meal, took the tray with him, and found a place to sit down to eat.
In order to distract himself, Luo XiaoLou also took a copy of the advertisement for mecha materials and looked through it. He didn’t think there was anything unusual about his actions, but after a short time, he was surprised to find that many people passing by on the third floor would take a second look. Some of them had pity in their eyes, some even had a scowl, and a sense of condescension.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned and observed his entire body several times, but he did not find anything. Finally he saw the third floor restaurant, which had been almost empty for the past two days, and it dawned on him.
The tournament had been going on for a while, and the players who remained were all pretty powerful mecha warriors now. They spent a lot and earned high incomes, so at least they wouldn’t be short of food money. So those people who saw poor Luo XiaoLou, who was still eating the free set menu right now, felt a full sense of superiority which naturally brought out those reactions.
Luo XiaoLou had gotten used to this kind of look since he came into this world, so he decided to continue eating. He was just about to withdraw his gaze when he saw Ling Xu and Yang Ke walking upstairs with the others.
Ling Xu and Yang Ke naturally saw Luo XiaoLou too. Ling Xu paused, suddenly bowed his head and said something to Yang Ke.
Ling Xu walked over to Luo XiaoLou’s side of the table. His strength and sudden appearance, coupled with the fact that he had just learned the truth that morning, made Luo XiaoLou secretly scared.
Ling Xu was silent for a moment and said, “Let’s talk.”
If it had been before, Luo XiaoLou would have had nothing to talk to Ling Xu about, but now, he couldn’t help but wonder if Ling Xu knew his biggest secret or not.
Luo XiaoLou nodded quickly and Ling Xu was surprised. Something quickly flashed in his eyes, then he said, “You come with me.” It appeared that he was in a good mood today, because his voice didn’t have the cold arrogance in it that he usually showed Luo XiaoLou before.
Ling Xu took Luo XiaoLou to a private room, and Yang Ke, looking pale, went into the next room with the others.
Luo XiaoLou decided, Since the enemy won’t make the first move, then I won’t either, and settled on finding out what Ling Xu’s intentions were first.
Ling Xu glanced up at him and said simply, “Eat first.”
In a short time, the waiter brought up a table full of food. The aroma was enticing, and it looked appetizing.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the tabletop and gulped, saying in his heart that even for the sake of the former Luo XiaoLou, he would never pay for Ling Xu’s meal.
Ling Xu casually leaned back on the sofa and loosened his collar, then looked at Luo XiaoLou. His eyes were not as harsh as usual, but showed a few points of depth. His fingers knocked on the table top, and Ling Xu asked, “How are you doing now?”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, looked at Ling Xu, who was not behaving like his usual self, and said, “Very well.”
Luo XiaoLou’s voice was low, but there was no hesitation.
Ling Xu wasn’t too convinced, because last time Luo XiaoLou had a platinum card, but Yuan Xi wasn’t here, and yet he himself had to dine on the third floor, so the situation couldn’t be as good as it seemed. He sized up Luo XiaoLou. He was whiter than before, and seemingly thinner than he remembered. He couldn’t help but say, “If you’re in trouble and need help, you can come to me.”
Seeing Luo XiaoLou’s shocked expression, Ling Xu hesitated for a moment and said, “That day, what you heard outside the door was indeed true. It was Luo ShaoJun who asked me to approach you so that you could dissuade your mother from entering the Luo family. However, the past is in the past, so you don’t have to keep putting it on your mind.”
Luo XiaoLou blinked. That’s why the old Luo XiaoLou felt disillusioned. His family and friendship or what could be called love had all become disillusioned in one day. None of it was real, that’s why he couldn’t stand the shock and stress and committed suicide.
Luo XiaoLou’s lips curled up slightly, but his eyes didn’t smile at all and said, “So that’s how it is.”
Ling Xu seemed irritated. He frowned and said, “But the first time I met you, you did me a small favor, that’s true. Luo ShaoJun came to ask me after he knew that the two of us had crossed paths. I- I didn’t mean to play with your feelings! At that time, I kept stressing to you that no matter what your status was, I would help you even if you didn’t enter the Luo family. But you insisted on not listening, and that’s why Luo ShaoJun came to see me the day you and your mother entered the Luo family.”
In fact, if it hadn’t been for Luo ShaoJun’s request, he probably would have ignored such a small person as Luo XiaoLou, because, on that day, he didn’t need Luo XiaoLou’s help at all; his entourage would be arriving soon.
But, he didn’t hate the person who grew up at the bottom of the pecking order, though he sometimes secretly laughed at the love and simplicity in those eyes. Even if it was a cat or a dog, raising a pet would raise some feelings.
So for that period of time, even the pet that actually climbed into his bed didn’t appear in front of Luo XiaoLou because he had told them to.
However, since Luo XiaoLou and his mother had to enter the Luo family, his task was done and there was no need to act with Luo XiaoLou anymore. So, that day, he took Luo XiaoLou’s communication request in front of Luo ShaoJun and refused Luo XiaoLou’s request for help when he needed it.
After that, Luo XiaoLou never appeared in front of him again, until he met him in Kane.
The Luo XiaoLou of today was no longer the lowly and adoring person he used to be. He was not even inferior enough to seem out of place in high society, and not even disappointing or clingy. Ling Xu leaned across the table to look at Luo XiaoLou, and couldn’t help but remember the old Luo XiaoLou’s shy smile, when his simple eyes would follow him, so stupid that one could tell what he was thinking at a glance.
Ling Xu returned to the moment, pointed to the food on the table and said to Luo XiaoLou, “You eat first.”
Luo XiaoLou was even more indignant, even though he was not the one who had been tricked. Luo XiaoLou was silent for a while before he started to move his chopsticks.
Ling Xu watched Luo XiaoLou lower his head to eat before continuing, “That day, I didn’t promise to help you, but then you ran over yourself and overheard what Luo ShaoJun and I said, and left. After you left, I thought about it for a long time and felt that I… I wanted to make it up to you. You can tell me what the difficulty is, whatever it is, and I’ll help you.”
He hadn’t felt good about walking away after the last time Luo XiaoLou had shown that sad and shocked look. Luo XiaoLou wasn’t as insignificant in his heart as he had thought.
Luo XiaoLou looked at Ling Xu with complicated eyes, not knowing whether to grieve for the old Luo XiaoLou or to breathe a sigh of relief. Ling Xu didn’t know anything, probably the old Luo XiaoLou after being rejected, had no choice but to ask Ling Xu for help in person, but he overheard Ling Xu outside the door. Luo ShaoJun’s conversation was so overwhelming that he went straight back, killing himself.
Luo XiaoLou put down his chopsticks, then looked at Ling Xu.
Ling Xu looked at him very seriously. He really wanted to make up for it, but it was too late.
Luo XiaoLou laughed and said to Ling Xu, “Ling Xu, just like you said, the past is in the past, and since you said you don’t need to take it to heart, there’s no need to bring it up again.”
Ling Xu’s face grew ugly and finally held back from getting angry, “Are you still blaming me?”
“I don’t know if I’m complaining or not, and I’m not in a position to decide. It’s just that now I’ve forgotten what I was looking for you to help me with. I really have, so don’t bother.” Luo XiaoLou got up and walked out, smiling back as he reached the door, “And there’s already someone else willing to help me now.”
Ling Xu looked at the closed door with a dark complexion. The thing he had been hiding in his heart and which he didn’t think he would ever lose, had disappeared. Suddenly he felt empty, and it was surprisingly unbearable.
Luo XiaoLou walked out of the door, touched his face and said in a low voice, “Speaking of which, you really have no eyes. You should see the person I chose was definitely much better than you.” Finished talking to himself, Luo XiaoLou decided to forget about those things just now as rubbish.
Since no one knew his secret up until now, he could enjoy his life as well.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart lightened up, and when he was heading back, he even bought a few dishes and made a more sumptuous meal by himself.
When Yuan Xi returned, he immediately saw the familiar dinner on the table, turned to the people behind him and said, “You guys go eat dinner by yourselves. We won’t go out tonight.”
Yue Shang looked deeply at Yuan Xi, turned around and walked away. Su Lan bit her teeth and left with a few grievances, walking behind Yue Shang. Yuan Nuo smelled the familiar aroma, twisted around a few times, until he squeezed inside the door, coming in to scrounge for dinner.
Yuan Xi seemed to be more casual in front of Yuan Nuo than others, and vigorously pulled Luo XiaoLou and pressed him in his arms, “Fuck, what did you do today that you want to please me so much? Mn? It’s not like you’ve been hooking up with wild men behind my back again, right?” That said, those around him could feel his pleasure.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, glanced at Yuan Nuo, who was eating quickly without changing his color, and blushed bright red.
Afterwards, Luo XiaoLou shouted angrily in his heart, Those words have long been outdated. And, even if you learn the posture from the film, you even have to learn those words together! Do you want to be so thunderous? Ah ah ah!
He had endured it when they were two, but now that Yuan Nuo was still around and he was even a high school kid, Luo XiaoLou struggled involuntarily.
Yuan Xi hugged Luo XiaoLou so hard that he couldn’t move, but he didn’t say anything. He just passed the chopsticks to Luo XiaoLou and gave Luo XiaoLou a few dishes halfway through. Yuan Xi and Yuan Nuo seemed to be carnivores, but those vegetables were like Luo XiaoLou’s speciality. Yuan Xi swept a glance and put a few chopsticks of fish into Luo XiaoLou’s bowl. The little slave was getting thinner and thinner lately, he could feel it just by hugging him.
Yuan Nuo finished sweeping through the table full of food and contentedly served himself a bowl of soup before taking his leave under his cousin’s unkind eyes. In his heart, he wondered if he should persuade his cousin to marry him early, as no one in the family had the skills yet to cook like this…
Yuan Xi held his arms and watched Luo XiaoLou put his things away in the kitchen, and without waiting for him to clean up again, he carried the man to the bedroom and said, “I’ll get a robot to come over tomorrow and clean up.”
Carrying the person to the bed, Yuan Xi leaned down and lowered his head to kiss Luo XiaoLou, who responded subconsciously, unusually attentive and intoxicated. Each time for something like kissing, the two people who had never had another person – even a practice partner – before were struck.
Yuan Xi got up a little breathlessly, looked down at Luo XiaoLou, whose eyes were dark with fascination, lifted the person up, and said with suppressed desire, “Take off our clothes.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, his fingers trembled as he reached for Yuan Xi’s collar, something the sexually impatient Yuan Xi had always done. He didn’t know if Yuan Xi was up to any more tricks, but Luo XiaoLou was generally very cooperative with Yuan Xi in bed.
Yuan Xi, on the other hand, while enjoying the service, reached under Luo XiaoLou’s clothes and rubbed the red spot on his chest, and after hearing Luo XiaoLou’s nasal moans, he whispered a curse and eagerly took over Luo XiaoLou’s work, pulling both of their clothes off with a few moves.
He also nagged, “Damn, we’re almost a legal couple, and you still seduce me every day. Don’t talk nonsense.”
They did it only once that evening, so the next day, Luo XiaoLou was still in good spirits when he showed up outside the lounge door of the mecha competition.
After looking at the communicator and seeing that it was about time, Luo XiaoLou pushed the door open and walked in. The first thing Luo XiaoLou saw after entering was Yuan Xi standing closest to the door.
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