Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou’s uneasiness was even more apparent as he stepped off the spaceship, he even tripped over the steps when he saw the entire line of people welcome that could be seen. Yuan Xi, who was walking not far away, had to come back to help him, complaining, “Why are you nervous? It’s not like I don’t want you.”
Luo XiaoLou muttered in his mind. He wouldn’t worry about that, after all he was confident that no one would be as nice to Yuan Xi as he was, so tolerant of him and looking out for him. But — Luo XiaoLou hesitantly thought of the fantasy drama-like battle — would his parents really agree to Yuan Xi proposing in front of them? To entrust their precious son to such an obscure little man like him?
Luo XiaoLou touched 125 on his chest again, this guy had been shaking with excitement since he entered the Imperial Capital. Would he really be able to snatch the marriage to Yuan Xi with it?
Worried as he was, Luo XiaoLou replied, “I’m responsible for you…”
In some ways, Luo XiaoLou considered himself to be a very traditional man. At that point, he took another worried look at the grumpy and handsome young man beside him. It would probably be a little difficult to raise him, but Yuan Xi seemed to be making more money than him too…
Yuan Xi stiffened, but that didn’t stop the way his mouth curved upward as he stared back into Luo XiaoLou’s eyes and warned in a serious and smug tone, “Well, that’s a good habit to get into. It’s enough that you’re only responsible for me from now on — though I won’t give you another chance.”
Reaching the guards, Yuan Xi frowned at the guards who were all surreptitiously checking out Luo XiaoLou, and pulled the door open to shove the tangled Luo XiaoLou in. He knew of course that the person he had chosen was the best, but he was still quite annoyed by the obsessive eyes of the guards. When had they ever been so disorganized and undisciplined?
Of course the innocent guards didn’t know what His Highness was thinking, they just breathed a collective sigh of relief. It seemed that His Highness’ lover wasn’t too hard to look at.
You know, after that photo from a few days ago, the Imperial Capital quietly started a new round of gossip, almost all the dignitaries were talking about His Highness’s fiancé.
Even the boys in the military were becoming uneasy; after all, His Royal Highness, Yuan Xi was the idol of the younger generation and their most beloved person. Only His Majesty the King and Queen remained unmoving, not expressing their approval, but they did not object in any way either.
When they got off the car again, the surroundings were much quieter, and the hover car stopped inside a huge castle, with high vaulted ceilings and mysterious bas-reliefs, all revealing grandeur.
Before Luo XiaoLou had a chance to take a closer look, a supernumerary dinosaur was on its hands and knees, picking at Luo XiaoLou’s leg and climbing up onto his shoulder, whispering, “God, this is the safest but most dangerous place in all of Federation for both of us! How, what to do, I’m a little nervous…”
125 tugged at Luo XiaoLou’s collar with its paw and whispered, “What does ‘mn’ mean? What does it mean? Isn’t it time for you to reassure me and encourage me that you’ll protect me? You know that a qualified fosterer —”
“Will protect his mecha?” Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but retort. God, you’re an A.I., an A.I.! You shouldn’t even be nervous about this kind of emotion?!
It’s no wonder 125’s owner left it to guard the old exotic beast gene. Probably a big part of the reason was that he couldn’t stand 125’s liveliness, tossing and its strange hobbies anymore.
“However, I also don’t feel as comfortable here as we do in our own home, and I’m sure we’ll go back soon.” Luo XiaoLou whispered to comfort 125, as well as himself.
“Erm, actually, if you can handle Yuan Xi and keep him from getting mad at us, I wouldn’t mind staying…” said 125 expectantly, “It’s more than a hundred times bigger than that little nest of ours!”
“…..” Your sister, what you live in is called a nest?!
Yuan Xi led Luo XiaoLou into the magnificent castle, and as soon as he stepped onto the soft carpet, a gentle middle-aged man in a dark uniform greeted him, “Your Highness, everything has been prepared as you said, and the welcome ball will be held tomorrow. In addition, His Majesty the King and Majesty, Feng JiaLing have invited you and… this gentleman to dine with them in the evening.”
During the conversation, the middle-aged man had sized up Luo XiaoLou once without a trace.
Feng JiaLing? Yuan Xi’s mother? That’s a pretty weird name for a woman. However, compared to Yuan Xi, a name that was slightly too feminine but absolutely irritating in person to the point of being speechless, Luo XiaoLou felt it was no longer surprising.
Yuan Xi nodded, said he understood and then led Luo XiaoLou upstairs. The moment he stepped up the stairs, Luo XiaoLou was sensitive to the fact that someone was watching him and couldn’t help but look back.
Yue Shang, dressed in a white army uniform, was standing in the far corridor, looking at him as he spoke to the butler. The butler’s face, which had just been serious and calm, was now wearing just the right smile and was saying something respectfully.
Luo XiaoLou thought for a moment of what Yuan Nuo had said, that Yue Shang had been adopted by Yuan Xi’s parents, someone who had been raised almost as a son and ‘daughter-in-law’, and had been very close to Yuan Xi since childhood.
Luo XiaoLou shrugged his shoulders and looked up at Yuan Xi who was tugging on his arm. He wasn’t interested in engaging in any house battles with Yue Shang or Su Lan, it was good that this genetically ranked guy who was terrifyingly high and whose personality was completely inversely proportional to his genes had the only advantage. Yuan Xi was never the slightest bit emotionally slow.
However, that didn’t mean that Yuan Xi would leave with him if his parents were adamantly opposed to him and the wedding —
Luo XiaoLou worriedly reached the fourth floor of Yuan Xi’s gorgeous, overstuffed room, and suddenly reached out and pulled Yuan Xi, who was taking off his coat in front of him, and then kissed him under Yuan Xi’s confused gaze.
Luo XiaoLou swore he had absolutely no other intentions, it was just anxiety and his mind was too weak to control his arms! But Yuan Xi didn’t need to react so much, and so passionately.
Yuan Xi was only stunned for two seconds and immediately turned against Luo XiaoLou, pressing Luo XiaoLou against the door, his lips crushing and gnawing roughly at his trapped victim with endless heat.
Luo XiaoLou’s willpower held out for two seconds before he could no longer think straight and began to enjoy himself in the ultimate madness.
When Luo XiaoLou felt something familiar and hard against his leg, Yuan Xi pushed him away sharply with a gasp. His ears flushed and his face turned ugly as he stared at Luo XiaoLou for half a day before finally heading for the bath with a low curse.
Before closing the bathroom door, Yuan Xi also poked his head out to angrily warn Luo XiaoLou, “Listen, the next time you seduce me like that without regard to occasion or time, I definitely won’t let you sleep all night, no matter how much you beg me.”
Luo XiaoLou murmured only after Yuan Xi closed the door, “I’m not quite sure I can control your reaction.”
While he had indeed taken the initiative, shouldn’t it be the one who rutted regardless of the situation who should bear the primary responsibility?
Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to enter the bathroom until after Yuan Xi had finished his shower.
Seeing Luo XiaoLou when he came out, Yuan Xi said, “Rest for a while, I’ll take care of some business, and we’ll go over for dinner with my parents tonight. If anything happens, you can contact me directly or just look for Xiao Ge.” Finally, Yuan Xi came back over and gently kissed Luo XiaoLou’s forehead, putting on a fierce face and trying to be gentle, “Trust me, there’s nothing to worry about.”
Luo XiaoLou nodded his head and Yuan Xi left.
Although he was a little uneasy with Yuan Xi’s absence, there was no one else around so Luo XiaoLou relaxed a little. He contacted Master Yan, Yates, and Tian Li in passing, and once Yuan Xi’s appearance was revealed, almost everyone who knew him well would recognize that it was Luo XiaoLou that Yuan Xi had kissed.
“Your future Highness Prince Consort, I really didn’t think that Yuan Xi was serious!” Tian Li exaggerated on the other end, “It’s unbelievable, I mean it’s not too surprising that Yuan Xi is who he is, he was already very strong and brilliant. The exaggeration is that he picked you — ah dear, I don’t mean anything else, please understand.”
“…I don’t think I understand.” Luo XiaoLou said through gritted teeth, cutting off the communicator amidst Tian Li’s repeated readings of how he must help him enter the Ministry.
Luo XiaoLou thought he would wait until late afternoon, but he fell asleep quickly and soundly, until he was awakened by a knock on the door. Luo XiaoLou changed his clothes and opened the door. The butler, Xiao Ge, was standing in the doorway and respectfully greeted, “Mr. Luo, His Majesty the King has asked me to invite you over for dinner.”
“Where is Yuan Xi?”
“His Royal Highness has already gone over first.”
Luo XiaoLou followed the butler for about ten minutes, stopping in front of a log door, and as the butler was about to push the door, Luo XiaoLou suddenly gestured for him to stay put.
The butler sent a surprised look at Luo XiaoLou, then stared at the wooden door in confusion, wondering if the young man the prince was in love with had any special hobby.
At this time, Yuan Xi’s disgruntled voice came from inside the room, “Of course I’ve thought about it, my decision will not change and I will not leave him behind no matter what happens.”
“Oh? I didn’t really see you as the type to have a lover before. But, you just became an adult and you don’t understand the definition of a relationship well enough, it’s not as simple as you think.” A stern, cold voice said, “And you’ve only known each other for a year or so, how can you be sure he’s the one you need? Of course, it is true that this is the first time you have fallen in love — what a childish and lovely word — and we are still happy for you, but it shows that you have not yet compared him to anyone else at all, and have not yet had sufficient reason to be sure that he is the right man for you.”
“No, Father, I’m quite sure,” Yuan Xi interrupted the voice irritably, annoyed at the lack of approval of his feelings, “I know very well that I just want him, and for the rest of my life too. He’s the one I’ve chosen.”
There was an awkward silence in the room, even the butler at the door was starting to sweat. God, he was eavesdropping on their Highnesses with the future Prince Consort, and that was not a good feeling.
Luo XiaoLou was glad that Yuan Xi was so determined towards him. He knew how proud Yuan Xi was, and it was hard enough for him to talk about it to this extent. As Luo XiaoLou placed his hand on the door to go in, Yuan Xi’s voice came back from inside the room.
“In fact, I have liked him since the first time I met him. Although at the time I didn’t understand what that feeling was, I just didn’t really want to be separated from him like that. I pretended to be annoyed and followed him to his apartment, and forced him to sign the contract with me.” Yuan Xi said in a twisted and irritated voice, “I was planning to leave soon if I didn’t feel anything. But then he cooked for me, did my laundry, cleaned the house, and we talked, exchanged ideas, or went to bed every night. You don’t know, either way, I felt so… it was all so splendid with him, and it was a happy feeling. And then he fell in love with me, mn, and he longed for us to be together. I — I, ahem, was comfortable with him after all, and he was to my liking from head to toe, including his personality, so I agreed.”
Yuan Xi finished his quick explanation and concluded reasonably well, “So, there’s no way I can go back on what I promised, and I’ll never choose anyone else in my life. Besides, we already have a blood contract, the highest level of contract between a royal couple.”
Luo XiaoLou stood dumbfounded outside the door. God, what is Yuan Xi talking about? Is he listening to a different version? How come he doesn’t find any of Yuan Xi’s narrative factually correct at all!
Did he have the heart to help Yuan Xi cook and wash clothes, and spend his own money on food and cakes?! Did he ask Yuan Xi to go out with him first — even if he confessed first, but that was after Yuan Xi had dragged him to bed countless times, okay! While it’s nice to know that Yuan Xi liked him from the first time he met him, had he been deadly clingy and begged Yuan Xi to be together?!
And that damn slave contract, when did that become a husband and wife contract?
Luo XiaoLou was furious. He was about to go inside to rage, but he found the butler next to him staring at him with a kindly respectful caring gaze, different from the cold respectfulness from when they had just met. It was as if he was looking at his own junior or child.
Luo XiaoLou knew what that look was about. It was probably because the butler heard how he loved their prince to death. For God’s sake — Luo XiaoLou groaned, was Yuan Xi’s family filled with such stupid brains?
Luo XiaoLou shuddered, no longer wanting to stand stupidly outside the door, and pushed open the dining room door himself.
Everyone in the room suddenly looked over, and Yuan Xi stared incredulously at the butler, then his ears quickly turned red and the hand hanging at his side clenched tightly.
Luo XiaoLou first gave Yuan Xi a blank stare, then looked up over to the throne room.
On the left side was a man with dark hair and blue eyes, and Luo XiaoLou’s heart thumped when he first saw him, even though the man looked like an ice sculpture. The man was handsome, but the main reason why Luo XiaoLou was stunned was that the man was almost an exact copy of Yuan Xi but older, more imposing, more majestic and more charming.
Right now, he was looking at him coldly with a critical eye.
Next to this man, there was a dark-haired and dark-eyed man, whose eyes and perfect lips were the same as those of Yuan Xi. The man was sitting there elegantly, sipping his tea, and it was obvious that Yuan Xi was a combination of the best of both worlds.
Wait, they were both men. Where was Yuan Xi’s mother?
While Luo XiaoLou observed the dark-haired and dark-eyed man, he put down his teacup, smiled slightly, and said to Luo XiaoLou, “You’re fine, come sit down.”