Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Five – five thousand?!” Ivan rolled his eyes again, then stared dumbly at the Energy Box in his hands, his jaw dropping wider and wider as he exclaimed in surprise, “God, I must be dreaming, how is this possible?”
Luo XiaoLou took the opportunity to say, “Since you’re satisfied, maybe you’d like to take me to the materials market?”
“Dang – of course!” Ivan finally recovered from his surprise and ran back to the house first, discreetly hiding the two Energy Boxes. Still excited, his face was red and his eyes shining as he looked at Luo XiaoLou. “It’s amazing, I’ve never used such a fancy Energy Box, even Arthur rarely – God, I feel like I’m going to faint from happiness!”
125’s aria also drifted into Luo XiaoLou’s ears at this point, “I suddenly understand the meaning of the word happiness!”
Luo XiaoLou immediately agreed with this in his heart. Ivan was excitedly planning how to use the two Energy Boxes on the way to the largest materials store in the city with Luo XiaoLou.
Even though it was late in the evening, there were still quite a few customers in the shop. When Luo XiaoLou and Ivan entered, a few staff members took a quick glance, secretly judging the amount of materials they needed.
A young fellow greeted them with a smile, “What can I help you with, gentleman?”
Luo XiaoLou scanned the screen behind him and asked, “Can I see the materials list? I need some materials.”
“Sure.” The little fellow handed Luo XiaoLou the electronic material list for him to choose for himself.
The first ones were all the usual low grade materials, the higher the grade, the louder 125 screamed. Luo XiaoLou tried to ignore the 125’s demands while drooling at the material list, So cheap!
In the end, Luo XiaoLou chose some common grade four materials, and the last grade five materials and grade six materials.
The little fellow’s eyes immediately lit up, just by looking at the grade and type of materials chosen, it was definitely a big order.
He immediately handed over tea for Ivan and Luo XiaoLou before asking with a smile, “I wonder how much you need?”
Ivan also turned his head to look at Luo XiaoLou, he hadn’t known that Luo XiaoLou had money!
Luo XiaoLou smiled, handed over a box in his hand, and said, “I don’t have any money. I want to trade this for it, but I don’t know if you’ll accept it.”
The little fellow’s face turned a little pitiful. He had thought he would be able to break through the performance today, but it looked like it was hopeless, this guy really was a poor guy. He opened the box in his hand in frustration, looked at it for a few seconds, and then his whole body froze.
Ivan looked at the little fellow’s increasingly rounded mouth and a sense of familiarity surfaced, but before he could say anything, the little fellow had already said with a trembling voice, “Please wait a moment! I’ll- I’ll ask our boss right away. We’ll absolutely take it!” He said without waiting for Luo XiaoLou to speak and ran inside.
The other guys at the counter frowned, but didn’t say anything, each serving the other customers in the store with enthusiasm.
Ivan leaned in close to Luo XiaoLou’s ear and quietly asked, “What did you give him?”
“Didn’t I just give you two?” Luo XiaoLou was smug. He had already calculated that the cost of one of the Energy Boxes he had given to Heavenly Winter had now been reduced to 30,000, and the Energy given to them because it was the most common Level 3 Energy Box, with an Energy of 5,000 Luo, the cost was around 10,000 Federation Coins. The upper level Planet was selling them for 14,000 Federation Coins, which could be sold here for at least 200,000.
Twenty Energy Boxes, that’s four million Federation coins, Luo XiaoLou smiled so much that Ivan next to him started to feel numb at the thought of the mountains of superior quality materials waiting for him.
However, someone didn’t tell him that the owner of this shop was Arthur!
Behind Arthur was Luen and Li, the only one who wasn’t with them was Bai Heng since he was still busy in the studio. Arthur’s hawk-like sharp eyes swept around and finally stopped on Luo XiaoLou. Then he sauntered over to Luo XiaoLou and took the large box in Luo XiaoLou’s hand with one sweep of his eyes as he attempted to shrink back.
“Hey, it’s mine-” said Luo XiaoLou. Ivan had really screwed him over this time. He didn’t want to do business with pirates…
Arthur opened and inspected each one, then smiled, snapped the lid shut and said, “I’ll take them all.”
Ivan froze, then peered in, and after scanning the contents, he took a breath and shouted, “Lots of them! Ah, so you didn’t just make me two.”
Arthur and Luen both looked at Luo XiaoLou, the heat in their eyes making Luo XiaoLou uneasy as he whispered, “You’re not planning on not paying, are you?”
Arthur turned back and waved at the boss who was following behind him, carelessly ordering, “Deliver the things he wants to me later.” After saying that, he carried Luo XiaoLou and Ivan outside.
Luen was going to keep up, but Arthur ended up sending him away.
Later that night, at the table, which was still quite sumptuous, Arthur suddenly asked, “Did you make all of those?” Luo XiaoLou looked up and before he could speak Arthur narrowed his eyes and said fox-like, “It’s neither useful nor beneficial to lie.”
Luo XiaoLou growled inwardly. Is it any good if I don’t lie?!
Ivan looked at Luo XiaoLou with admiration in his eyes for the first time. Luo XiaoLou ignored Arthur and started to eat. Arthur smiled slightly, and while Luo XiaoLou was eating, a knife nailed down on the table, right next to Luo XiaoLou’s hand! It was a shock.
Ivan, on the other hand, immediately turned to Arthur, who stroked his chin and announced with amusement, “You know, I’m the head pirate, so I’m not going to let you go. Feel free to take the materials, as many as you want, but forget about the salary. Although Bai Heng mentioned it yesterday, I don’t want you to escape after having money in your hands.”
Luo XiaoLou and Ivan both looked at Arthur in surprise. Ivan was a little uneasy, looking at Arthur then to Luo XiaoLou. He opened his mouth to say something, but then quietly hung his head. Luo XiaoLou on the other hand didn’t take it to heart, he wanted to leave and didn’t need to ask Arthur for permission, right?
Arthur opened the box again to look at it and said, “You probably know what we have here: Advanced Mecha and Energy Boxes, and food is the most lacking. I’ll provide you with materials from now on, you give me twenty Level 3 Energy Boxes per month, is that okay?”
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was racing as he looked up at Arthur, “Yes, it’s a deal, I’ll let you know what materials I need.”
Arthur nodded in satisfaction, picked up those Energy Boxes and turned around to go into his room.
As Luo XiaoLou cleared the table, Ivan followed him and whispered, “Don’t be mad, Arthur isn’t a bad guy. In fact, Arthur is the reason we are so peaceful and stable here. Neither the bandits nor the beasts around us dare to enter the Grey Galaxy at will. Moreover, Arthur will also go to the Upper Planet regularly to bring everyone what they need.”
Luo XiaoLou swept a glance at Ivan and asked, “Then why are they called pirates?”
Ivan was anxious, “Arthur really hasn’t robbed any ships or caravans. It’s probably because he’s too powerful for the government to control him. But Arthur hasn’t done anything bad, I can swear to that.”
A pirate who did good things? Luo XiaoLou laughed, looked down and thought about it, then suddenly asked, “Ivan, do you want to learn how to make Energy Boxes?”
What the author has to say.
Ah – there’s no scummy, only scummier ……
I was sleepy when I got to 2,000 words, because I was afraid someone would be waiting tonight, so I changed it first. 2,000 words, and Yuan Xi is not here yet. I was going to write a big chapter, but I have to get up early tomorrow, T_T I’ll be back tomorrow night to continue to write, and Yuan Xi will be here tomorrow!