Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo needs strength for this chapter (ಥ﹏ಥ)
Rod held the paperwork in his hand and looked over at Su Lan, wondering, “What’s this?”
Su Lan smoothed her long black hair, raised her eyebrows and said with a smile, “Didn’t Brother Rod also see that Brother Yuan Xi was adamant that we shouldn’t touch Luo XiaoLou? But I’m worried about his safety, and I’m sure Brother Rod is too. That’s why I sent someone to wait at Brother Yuan Xi’s door early this morning, saying that the mecha competition will end today and we can help Luo XiaoLou with the formalities to return to the capital. This is the document that Brother Yuan Xi signed. He was probably looking forward to returning earlier, so he signed it then.”
Rod’s eyes twinkled and he continued to ask without moving, “And what do you mean by coming to see me?”
“Brother Rod don’t pretend you don’t understand. It’s not like I’m in charge here alone. If we’re going, it will be all of us going together. Moreover, the people who came here this time are again more than you, so for the sake of respect, you should also be asked to go together. I’m not in charge of your team.” Su Lan’s luminous eyes swept over Rod and with a clever smile, said everything that should be said to save face. Of course, she was dragging Rod along, someone else to bear the burden with her if something really happened.
Yuan Xi naturally wouldn’t really punish her, but she had more plans, and she didn’t want to leave a bad impression on Yuan Xi.
Rod raised his eyebrows. He had feared that he wouldn’t be able to control his people, but also wanted to find someone to take the responsibility with. This Su Lan lady has a good plan. He said, “I’m not going to do anything about it,” he said. “Then, what does Miss Su plan to do about this procedure?”
“Brother Rod is a man who understands. I said that I want to ensure the safety of Brother Yuan Xi, so I want to take this opportunity to investigate Luo XiaoLou. First, find a way to obtain his blood and hair. Mn, let’s use the name of conducting a physical examination.”
Rod’s eyes, which had been mild, suddenly flashed extremely quickly, but Su Lan didn’t see it.
Checking the body? Besides, with the blood and hair, who can guarantee that Miss Su Lan didn’t have other ideas? If you made it too obvious, you’d fall short. Su Lan was far worse than her cousin.
“Fine, I’ll go with you.” Rod said briskly.
Su Lan’s heart was satisfied, and the smile on her face grew sweeter as she immediately said, “Let’s go over there now. They’re in the restaurant across the street from the club.”
The more people around, the better. If something really happened, it wouldn’t be so easy for Yuan Xi to protect Luo XiaoLou when the time came. If Yue Shang didn’t make a move on Luo XiaoLou, she would go and find a way to get rid of him. Even if not for Yue Shang’s sake, for her own sake, she needed to keep Luo XiaoLou from meeting Yuan Xi’s parents.
When they pushed open the door to the private room, Luo XiaoLou had eaten too much and was leaning back in his chair to munch on his food. Tian Li was mocking him as he handed him a cup of hot water, Yates was full of excitement about today’s match, and Mu Chen was watching them with a faint smile on his face.
When they saw the people at the door, all four of them were stunned, and the smile on Mu Chen’s face immediately disappeared, and his face turned cold.
Luo XiaoLou looked at Su Lan with disgust. He rubbed his stomach, only to feel his stomach getting even fuller.
Sure enough, before Rod said anything, Su Lan had already taken a few steps forward, lifted her chin to face Luo XiaoLou who was sitting inside, and said, “Luo XiaoLou, you come out first. There are a few formalities that you need to cooperate with.”
Tian Li, who liked looking at beautiful women, was a little uncomfortable. With Su Lan’s arrogance, not to mention others, for a moment everyone at the table wore an ugly expression.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t move, and just asked, “What kind of formalities?”
When Su Lan saw how Luo XiaoLou didn’t even move, she got a little down, and her tone wasn’t too good as she said, “Aren’t you going back with Brother Yuan Xi? It’s not a place where just anyone can enter, so of course you need a physical examination.”
At this point, Su Lan glanced at Luo XiaoLou and said meaningfully, “Moreover, health is one aspect. Another point is, you know what happened to Brother Yuan Xi a few days ago, everyone around him should consciously conduct a check-up.”
Rod was stunned. Su Lan didn’t mention this point just now, and although they all suspected Luo XiaoLou, Yuan Xi had made it clear that they were not allowed to touch him. Was Su Lan using this as a pretext to make a point or was she deliberately pointing at Luo XiaoLou?
Luo XiaoLou looked at Su Lan incredulously, sat up straight and said in surprise, “Going home with Yuan Xi still needs a check-up? He didn’t tell me about this. Besides, you said that everyone around him is being checked, meaning everyone around Yuan Xi is suspect, so where is your checklist? I’m also worried about Yuan Xi’s safety, so let me see who’s been checked.”
Su Lan’s face darkened as she glared at Luo XiaoLou and arrogantly said, “You’re not one of us here and only those in charge of the team are allowed to see it. If Yuan Xi agrees to show it to you, then that’s a different story.”
In the end, Su Lan didn’t forget to put a wedge in Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi’s relationship.
Luo XiaoLou raised his eyebrows and said in surprise, “So you also know that I’m not from your side, so as far as the assassination is concerned, you’re not qualified to investigate me. It’s a matter between me and Yuan Xi. Besides, Yuan Xi didn’t mention to me that there are such formalities in going home with him.”
Of course, this was just an excuse. Luo XiaoLou had already made up his mind that he wouldn’t let them inspect him, the markings on his body were something that no disguise could conceal.
Looking at the completely unaffected Luo XiaoLou, the three had some admiration for Luo XiaoLou’s coarse nerves, and that he actually didn’t feel insulted. Apart from them, Rod was also sighing inwardly.
A document was slapped onto the table with great force as Su Lan tried to control her anger, “Brother Yuan Xi really entrusted this matter to us. You have no say in this, come with us immediately.”
Luo XiaoLou scanned the document on the table. He recognised Yuan Xi’s signature. He was stunned, and then sank to the ground. What’s going on with Yuan Xi? He confessed to him yesterday and this was what he was doing today? Was he still not worried about him, or was last night just a test — Luo XiaoLou quickly stopped his own thoughts.
Tian Li, Mu Chen and Yates were also stunned. Tian Li immediately yelled, “No, no, no, we have to eat! And besides, what’s the point of checking?! Why don’t you all come in to see us later and hand us a health form first? I’m the most precious person.”
Yates also looked puzzled and said, “Where are you going, and why is there such a request?”
Mu Chen’s face was cold, and he looked up to see how Luo XiaoLou planned to resolve the situation. In addition to Mu Chen, Rod, who was leaning against the door, was also watching with interest at how Luo XiaoLou was going to react.
Luo XiaoLou’s reaction was much more serious than anyone expected. He stood up, his face white, then took a look over at the window and pushed Tian Li beside him, “I’m going out for a minute.”
Tian Li and Yates both opened their mouths wide, and Mu Chen frowned without moving. He sighed in his heart, as the lover of Yuan Xi, Luo XiaoLou’s courage was really not good. Su Lan put on a sarcastic and proud smile, ready to greet someone to take Luo XiaoLou away.
Who knew that Luo XiaoLou would just overtake her and rush towards the door, irritably saying to the people blocking him, “Make way, I need to pee.”
All the people in the private room flinched, was this considered a urine escape?
Rod took a look at Su Lan’s angry white face and considered how to ease the conflict. It seemed that Luo XiaoLou, although cowardly, was not the only one.
Su Lan’s rather exasperated voice came over, “Such a lousy excuse. Why didn’t you go sooner rather than now? Why are you only going when it’s time for our inspection?”
Luo XiaoLou seemed to have just remembered that Su Lan was still standing there and turned back and said, “Oh, you said check ah. Since Yuan Xi sent you here, go back and tell Yuan Xi that I’m not going home with him.”
Mu Chen’s eyes flashed with laughter, while Tian Li and Yates opened their mouths wide in surprise. Luo XiaoLou was notorious for being afraid of Yuan Xi.
Rod, on the other hand, cursed inwardly, bad news. With how much Yuan Xi valued Luo XiaoLou, this was obviously disconcerning. Now that Luo XiaoLou said he wouldn’t go back, how could they explain this to Yuan Xi? And the point is, he was in on the action.
Rod’s desire to watch the fun was all gone, and his head started to hurt.
The man at the door saw that Rod didn’t give any orders, so he let Luo XiaoLou out.
Luo XiaoLou leaped into the most secluded room on the floor and asked anxiously, “Are you sure? How long before they get here?”
The chain on his chest flashed and 125 leaped out, hugging Luo XiaoLou’s neck and saying, “Half an hour at most! The army is on its way, and it’s surrounding the entire city, and there are many more coming this way to the Mecha Association Hall!”
“What do we do? We’ll be caught!” 125 yelled as it shook Luo XiaoLou’s neck, “You see, this is what you get for being with Yuan Xi! Your identities are diametrically opposed and doomed to tragedy! As much as I sympathize with you, right now, the two of us have no other choice but to go on the run—”
“Shut up!” Luo XiaoLou growled in a low voice as he anxiously circled the room twice, finally making a decision under 125’s shadow-like gaze, “There’s no way out, let’s go out and hide for three days and then come back.”
If there were no markings, no one would detect his exotic beast identity, so long as three days passed and he came back… But then, how would he explain his disappearance to Yuan Xi? Luo XiaoLou anxiously pulled his hair. After Su Lan’s trouble, he really didn’t want to go home with Yuan Xi. Who knew what else was waiting for him when he went home with him — but even so, why was he still reluctant to leave?
Mn, it must be because of his house, tuition, or part-time job or something!
Luo XiaoLou reluctantly finished comforting himself and pulled the door open and headed out, only to see a man blocking the doorway.
“Mu Chen?” Luo XiaoLou asked doubtfully. He scanned the time and hurriedly said, “Right, I can’t continue the gathering with you guys, I have somewhere urgent to go first.”
Mu Chen grabbed Luo XiaoLou and whispered, “Come with me.” Then he led Luo XiaoLou to the nearest elevator.
It wasn’t until he entered the elevator and saw the floor Mu Chen had pressed, that Luo XiaoLou violently broke away from Mu Chen’s grasp and said uneasily, “I didn’t intend to go up, what are you doing?”
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes were already wary. Why did Mu Chen appear and take him upstairs? Was Mu Chen a member of the military? Or was it that Mu Chen was the final boss?
Mu Chen immediately saw Luo XiaoLou’s thoughts and laughed slightly, “What are you thinking of messing around with, I just want to help you.”
Mu Chen didn’t expect that to make Luo XiaoLou even more uneasy, help what — or what did Mu Chen know?
Looking at the more suspicious and alert gaze from Luo XiaoLou, Mu Chen held his forehead and said helplessly, “It’s unlikely that you left in such a hurry just because of the medical inspection, right? You took one look out of the window before you made up your mind to leave. If I’m not mistaken, you’re afraid of the military — or the government.”
It was the military that he was afraid of. Right, and it was barely reasonable to say it was the government, or rather, the fear of being sent to the asylum. Luo XiaoLou thought of this, and felt that the Mu Chen in front of him was more bizarre.
Mu Chen saw from Luo XiaoLou’s reaction that he wasn’t wrong, so, leaning on the other side of the elevator, he idly said, “Don’t worry, I do want to help you. Please believe me. Also — I’m Bless.”
Luo XiaoLou was genuinely shocked this time, but not surprised. Bless was probably supposed to be just like that, quiet and capable, yet understatedly smart.
“But, but you’re obviously a mecha warrior,” Luo XiaoLou’s heart moved again. Being a mecha warrior and a mecha maker at the same time, did Mu Chen have a more hidden identity, such as an exotic beast?
Mu Chen looked at Luo XiaoLou’s increasingly weird gaze with annoyance, really admiring his imagination, and could only take the initiative to say, “Mn, I’m a mecha warrior and a mecha maker, so I chose Tian Li. He can cover for me, but of course, for him, being with me isn’t completely of no use. Isn’t his repair level improving all the time?”
Luo XiaoLou said cautiously, “But even if you are Bless, why would you help me, even at the risk of offending the government?” Not everyone had the courage to resist the government.
Mu Chen glanced at Luo XiaoLou, his face returning to its usual calm expression, and said lightly, “Not everyone has a good impression of the government, otherwise there wouldn’t be any anti-government organizations.”
Luo XiaoLou immediately took another step back and looked at Mu Chen seriously, “I must make it clear in advance that I will not join any anti-government organization.”
Mu Chen really laughed this time, “What are you thinking? I didn’t say I was from an anti-government group, I just — simply don’t have a good impression of the government.”
“The reason is probably known to you, because — that mecha Yates has,” Mu Chen whispered.
Luo XiaoLou was even more confused, what did this have to do with Yates again? Didn’t he assemble the mecha for Yates, and so on — Luo XiaoLou suddenly had a flash of wisdom and looked up sharply at Mu Chen.
Mu Chen’s face was already cold, even with some sadness, “Yes, I’m the son of the original owner of the mecha that Yates has — Admiral Gao Chen, the owner of ‘Waiting’.”
Luo XiaoLou stared at Mu Chen in surprise, “You, you’re the son of that heroic Admiral?!”
A hint of sarcasm spread over the corner of Mu Chen’s mouth, “What kind of hero. My father is just a fool who only knows how to fight, so much so that he was… by those people.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Mu Chen, who was clearly sad, and said squarely, “I’m sorry for reminding you of the sadness. However, Admiral Gao Chen is indeed a Federation hero, no one can deny that. He saved many people. He didn’t just know how to fight, the battles he commanded, even in absolute adversity, were with minimal casualties. He was one of the most talented admirals in the Federation and the most respected soldier.” These were all things that Luo XiaoLou had heard from Yates, and at this time, his blood was also boiling with respect.
Mu Chen’s face was still ugly, but he could tell that Luo XiaoLou had listened very carefully to stories of Admiral Gao Chen.
Mu Chen looked at Luo XiaoLou for a moment before he suddenly said, “After he left, the house was a mess, with strangers coming in and out from time to time, and then even the things in the house were removed. I could see that they even wanted to take me away, so I left first, and they didn’t dare to do it again. But I couldn’t act too good, or I would be considered equally dangerous. I was young when I just passed on my own and I didn’t have much money, so I learned how to repair mecha myself. Also, I had to hide that I had learned mecha making from the real world, or it would attract the attention of those people, and I didn’t know what would happen again.”
“So, the government really doesn’t have much to say to me. While I wouldn’t oppose it, I wouldn’t help it even more. And you’re my friend, that’s why I came over to help you leave.” Mu Chen looked at Luo XiaoLou and said, “Now, I hope you’re relieved.”
It took a few seconds before Luo XiaoLou slapped Mu Chen in his chest with a sigh, “Thank you so much, I also have, er, a hard time of necessity.”
In his heart, he said, ‘Brother, just be content. Although you have beef with Planet Anse’s current government, you can at least be open and honest about who you are. Unlike me, I’m even afraid to tell people what breed I am.’
Thinking of the exotic beast identity, Luo XiaoLou became sad once again. If he saw his real exotic beast form, I wonder if he would still be so optimistic…
“Then why are we heading to the top floor?” Luo XiaoLou asked.
Mu Chen looked at Luo XiaoLou and said, “Where else are you going to go? There are a lot of troops coming over this time, so it’s clear that the military department is taking this operation very seriously. They’ll definitely be doing a carpet search after the tournament, so if you really have something you can’t let outsiders know about, you’ll have to find a safe place or get out of here first. I’m sending you to the port now. There are people there who are more anxious to leave than you are, so just blend in with their ships and you’ll be fine.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Mu Chen, stunned. He was trying to hide for a few days, but he hadn’t really planned on leaving ah, he, he hadn’t planned on leaving yet.
“Don’t be too naive, you won’t be able to hide for a day if you hide in this city.” Mu Chen pulled Luo XiaoLou out of the penthouse elevator, then beckoned out his mecha and took Luo XiaoLou with him into the cockpit.
“But—” What about Yuan Xi? He had absolutely no intention of leaving him, and Luo XiaoLou was thoroughly torn.
The dark blue mecha streaked stealthily and swiftly towards the port, and Luo XiaoLou looked uneasily several times to where the screen showed the rear of the mecha.
“What?” Mu Chen asked from the driver’s seat.
“Nothing, I just thought that I didn’t bring anything out.” At this point, Luo XiaoLou himself thought that excuse kind of sucked.
“Okay, if the military doesn’t check on those ships, they won’t leave, and if it really gets to the point where they have to, they’ll only leave Planet Kami. In that case, you’ll just follow them out and hide out for a while, and when it’s over, you can go straight back to Planet Anse. Besides, summer vacation is still for a month and a half anyway. ” Mu Chen comforted Luo XiaoLou.
Mu Chen didn’t dare to get too close to the port. He recalled his mecha backnearby, and pointed Luo XiaoLou to the few ships at the far end, “Although the port is already blocked, if the military arrives, those ships will definitely find a way to leave. I’ll put you aboard one of the ships later, and as long as there’s enough money, they won’t chase you out.”
Then, Mu Chen observed the terrain and whispered, “Wait here for a few minutes, I’ll go get two disguises and come over.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at the ship in the distance and nodded moodily.
At this moment, the communicator on Luo XiaoLou’s wrist suddenly rang, and in the quiet corner, the voice of the communicator seemed unusually clear. Luo XiaoLou was shocked, and when he looked down, his face turned even whiter, it was Yuan Xi.
After a few seconds of hesitation, Luo XiaoLou clicked on the connection.
Immediately, Yuan Xi’s voice with suppressed anger emerged, “Where are you?”
Luo XiaoLou shuddered and stammered, “I, I…” he looked up and around. Should I say I’m at the port planning to evade your inspection?
“You have two minutes to get back here right now, or suffer the consequences.” Yuan Xi roared.
That was simply impossible, it had taken over twenty minutes for Mu Chen to bring him over, even with him being familiar with the route. As for why Mu Chen was familiar with it, even Luo XiaoLou found it strange. This guy wouldn’t be as insecure as to have a way out for himself at any time.
Luo XiaoLou felt uneasy and guilty at the sound of Yuan Xi’s breathing, which was rapid and clearly audible, meaning he was angry, very angry.
Luo XiaoLou’s thoughts were a jumbled mess, and there was a cat beside him, constantly stretching its claws, making the ball of thread even more confusing. God, what was he going to do now?
125 suddenly shuddered and said, “It’s over, they’re coming! It’s going to be too late if you don’t leave now!”
Luo XiaoLou gritted his teeth, not waiting for Mu Chen anymore. He was the only one who needed to leave anyway .Luo XiaoLou ran towards the five ships and said to the communicator as he ran, “Yuan Xi…”
“What the hell are you doing?!” Yuan Xi didn’t cut off the communicator and immediately cursed when he heard Luo XiaoLou’s voice.
But for some reason, Luo XiaoLou could feel the confusion and… hurt in that voice.
He hesitated for a long time before saying, “Yuan Xi, I’m afraid our identities are not suitable for each other. So, I will leave… goodbye.”
Of course, if the limelight passes, I might even come back. That was actually what he was planning to say, but Luo XiaoLou didn’t say that. If Yuan Xi was still taking over his house then, hopefully he wouldn’t be too rough on him — Luo XiaoLou endured the heartache and reluctantly turned off the communicator.
Probably because of the blockade, there was no one on the huge port. As Luo XiaoLou was about to run towards the five ships, someone behind him suddenly roared, “Luo XiaoLou, you stop right there!”
Luo XiaoLou shuddered, his eyes widening in shock. How did Yuan Xi get here so fast? The communication just now couldn’t have been a deliberate connection after he saw him, could it?
Then, there was no time given for them to look deeply into each other’s eyes. As Luo XiaoLou turned to look at Yuan Xi, a few modest objects were thrown in front of Luo XiaoLou, and when Luo XiaoLou looked at them, his face changed dramatically, it was — high energy bombs.
Probably because the military department was coming around, those ships felt the danger and made preparations to leave. The high energy bombs on Luo XiaoLou’s side were lesser, but just two or three of them were still absolutely fatal.
When he looked up again, Luo XiaoLou noticed that Cloudy Sky was flying towards him.
Luo XiaoLou took a deep look at Yuan Xi, made a gesture for Yuan Xi to not come over, then turned around and ran. This was probably the last day that he would remain in this world, and this rare chance of being reborn had been utterly wasted. At least, it seemed like he hadn’t told Yuan Xi about his feelings for him. That last confession was just too weak…
A second before the bomb exploded, a long, soft black thing looped around his waist, and then Luo XiaoLou was pulled forward hard.
Planet Kami port, after the huge explosion…
Cloudy Sky was thrown far away by the impact, but because the mecha was so strong, neither mecha nor Yuan Xi were injured.
After the military arrived, several of the ships had left just as the large explosion had taken place.
Luo XiaoLou, on the other hand, had disappeared.
No one dared to look at their master, and Yuan Xi stood silently in the harbor for a long time before saying, “He’s not dead. I’ll get him back.”