Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou honestly followed Master Yan into the office. From what he knew of Master Yan, the old man was definitely angry right now. Although the reason was unknown, one had to be careful not to ignite the fire.
Master Yan sat in his chair and watched as Luo XiaoLou familiarly served him tea before saying slowly, “Two months, have a good time outside?”
Luo XiaoLou dripped with sweat, the deal with the old man was for a month, but due to an emergency, he came back again and the school year had already started.
He laughed twice and said doggedly, “Not bad, but I missed my master. Although I have done the exercises assigned by my master, I wasn’t following you around to get your advice at any time, and I feel my progress was not as good as before. I wanted to come back as soon as possible, but I felt guilty for being delayed on the way. Master, I haven’t seen you for two months, you still look so energetic. Hehe, by the way, I brought you back your favorite green tea.” Luo XiaoLou babbled, feeling his face burn. He wondered if Old Man Yan was strong enough not to go to the toilet and vomit.
Old Man Yan snorted, and only then did he look Luo XiaoLou squarely in the eye, “Can you not be energetic? Less personal abuse, more peace of mind! It’s a wonder you know how to come back, how far has practice gone?”
Before Luo XiaoLou left, Master Yan anticipated the time problem and made a practice plan for Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou was busy flipping out his digital book, and he had marked all the steps he had completed in red.
Master Yan was stunned when he saw Luo XiaoLou’s progress. Luo XiaoLou had practiced strictly according to the plan he had given him, and had even exceeded it by a few days. Even if Luo XiaoLou was with him, the progress should be about the same.
“It’s barely enough to get by, keep practicing according to the plan from now on.” Master Yan tossed Luo XiaoLou’s e-book back to him, his face no longer as tense as it had been at the beginning, “Now that you’re back, come over on time on weekends from now on.”
Luo XiaoLou immediately said that he understood. Their classes were only three or four days a week at the start of the semester, so he had more than enough time, and Luo XiaoLou decided to come over more often if he had nothing else to do. He wasn’t exaggerating when he said that sometimes Master Yan’s words were more than enough for him to ponder over for days. Now he wanted to get familiar with the biological mecha as soon as possible, so the basics were even more important.
Master Yan nodded in satisfaction at Luo XiaoLou’s knowledge and said, “Also, how are you preparing for the level certification at the end of September at Robuka Planet?”
This Luo XiaoLou really didn’t know, looking at Luo XiaoLou’s bewildered appearance, Master Yan had the desire to curse again and threw a file in front of Luo XiaoLou with a black face, “You can look at it first.”
Luo XiaoLou read it once and immediately declared, “Master, you really can’t blame me for this. Most of the participants in the grade test were mecha makers who had already graduated and were working. A small number of students are also selected by the schools, each school has twenty seats, whether or not this includes me yet, I’m not mentally prepared…” Luo XiaoLou felt the air conditioning around him was growing heavier and heavier, his voice became quieter and quieter.
Master Yan looked at Luo XiaoLou hatefully and said sarcastically, “You mean, my apprentice, the Federation’s First Prospective Prince Consort is so stupid that he’s not even qualified to play?”
Luo XiaoLou was almost crying, “Yes, yes, your apprentice is definitely qualified.” Fuck, if he wasn’t chosen by the school, Old Man Yan would definitely roar at him like a lion, or would he simply have the cheek to ask the school for a place?
However, Luo XiaoLou thought about it again, his last exam was first in class ten and thirtieth in the whole year, but he scored perfect marks in his major classes. Even if you take away this, he was still an apprentice of Old Man Yan, and now he was Yuan Xi’s lover. Those people in the school were so smart, with so many selling points, they might take him on for the sake of Yuan Xi and old man Yan’s face.
Old man Yan glared at the tangled Luo XiaoLou again, if he hadn’t seen his own apprentice on the list, how could he have agreed to give a speech at the level assessment site? How could he have made Shen Yuan look for the list of colleges in the first place? This silly boy really didn’t have any of his pride from back then, nor did he have the self-consciousness of being his apprentice.
“I’ll be there on the day, and also, a master level mecha maker can recommend someone who doesn’t have to take the level exam and is directly certified.” Master Yan took another sip of tea before informing justifiably, “But I’m not going to take you.”
Seeing Luo XiaoLou’s face unchanged and still smiling, Master Yan nodded inwardly.
“Don’t worry, Master, I will definitely not embarrass you.” Luo XiaoLou immediately assured, there was really no psychological pressure for this. With Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power level, if he lost to those students again, he would not be able to mix.
Having said that, Luo XiaoLou squeezed his eyes at Master Yan, smiling and inquiring, “Master, are you planning to take Shen Yuan with you? I don’t think there’s anyone better than him here, so I’m convinced you’re taking him, but if you take someone else, you’re too biased.” Luo XiaoLou also didn’t forget to fight for Shen Yuan.
“Do I need to convince you? Be honest with yourself, there’s no need for you to worry about this.” Master Yan satisfactorily put down his teacup and blasted Luo XiaoLou outside, “Okay, if it’s okay, get lost, I have experiments to do. Come over on time later.”
“Hey, Master, wait, I have something else.” Seeing that the old man wouldn’t let up and couldn’t get any inside information, Luo XiaoLou didn’t bullshit anymore, busy handing over the material box in his hand, “Master, this is something I brought back from outside, I think it’s a new thing, take a look.”
Master Yan squinted at the green tea on the table, and then looked at the material box in front of him, and his face looked a lot better again. Anyway, the wonderful psychology he had yesterday when he knew Shen Yuan had received Luo XiaoLou’s gift had completely disappeared.
Luo XiaoLou put on his gloves and carefully opened the material box, inside the box there was a layer of airtight glass, inside the glass was brown cultivating soil and a row of green vines. Upon closer inspection, the vines kept twisting around, like young green snakes, fierce and domineering.
Master Yan turned pale and stood up fiercely, crying out, “Holy vine?”
Luo XiaoLou was shocked by Master Yan and busy whispering, “Master, I don’t know what it’s called, but when I found it, the locals said it’s called Snake Vine. Moreover, it’s not even a grade one material. But I saw that this attribute is pretty good, so I thought I would bring it over to you to have a look.”
Master Yan’s eyes flashed, finally calmed down and said after a while, “I’ll check its properties later and let you know when I have the results. Do you still have more of this thing?”
Luo XiaoLou said, “I don’t have too many snake vines, but it seems to grow pretty fast, so it should be easy to cultivate.” The snake vine was all 125 collected, and he expected that if he were to ask it for a gift again, it would blow up until it cried to him in the middle of the night. The good news was that this snake vine stuff really grows pretty fast, almost leaping an inch in just one night.
Master Yan nodded, and Luo XiaoLou, seeing no other orders from Master Yan, went out to look for Shen Yuan.
When no one was in the room, Master Yan immediately turned on the communicator, which was connected soon after, and a lazy voice said, “What’s up again? I heard that your disciple is missing? If you don’t have a recommendation for someone, I can find you a few instead, I have a few good seedlings over here in the lab, and I guarantee they’re all ones you haven’t seen before-“
“I’ll be short of your place here? Besides, who said he didn’t come back, not only did that kid come back, he brought me a gift.” Master Yan interrupted the man on the other side and took the green tea from the table.
The person opposite was silent for two seconds and immediately said, “I say, old man Yan, a little tea is worth showing off to me, my apprentice came back and brought a lot of rare materials for me. To say that we mecha makers, we still have to remember our duty …… etc., what’s that?!”
Master Yan used his communicator to glance over the material box, enjoying the sudden change in the face of the person on the other side, and said proudly, “It’s also a little something my apprentice brought back. I suddenly remembered that I still have things to do. As a mecha maker, it really is better to pay attention to your duty. I’m not going to bullshit with you, I’m going to analyze the material first. “
They yelled in exasperation, “You- you! You’re a stinker! Well, let’s not argue with you at this point, is that – is that the thing?”
“How should I know? It just came to me. Wait until I’ve finished analyzing and testing it first.” Master Yan was depressed after saying that. He had been so focused on showing off that he accidentally revealed the fact that his apprentice had only just returned.
But the person across the street apparently couldn’t notice this anymore, and now actually had a hint of pleasantness in his eagerness to speak, “How about I come sit at your place tonight?”
When Luo XiaoLou arrived at the Kane Mecha Research Department, Shen Yuan was busy in the workroom, so he turned around and went to wait for him in the office reserved for Shen Yuan.
On the way, he was greeted by a number of people. He was already quite popular, and nowadays, anyone who paid attention to current affairs knew that the Prince’s lover was Master Yan’s disciple. With this relationship, the crowd became even more enthusiastic.
Luo XiaoLou had anticipated this kind of situation, and after greeting them with an open smile, he pushed the door into Shen Yuan’s office.
At the far corner, Shay’s face was gloomy, his eyes were jealous, and he snorted, “People just can’t compare, someone is just lucky. Maybe he can be the master’s apprentice, or the prince found him.”
Barker and San Jin, who had come to see him, looked on with their mouths wide open, and Barker stammered, “Really, really him, ah, I can’t believe he’s coming back. I thought he’d stay in Imperial Capital with the prince.”
Shay’s eyes suddenly lit up and his mouth curled up. Yes, Luo XiaoLou was back, and so was the Prince. This time, there would be a good show at school. Maybe he also had a chance to get close to His Highness. Even though he liked Ling Xu, His Highness was undoubtedly the dream lover of all the students in the school, and he was very fond of him. Even if nothing developed, as long as he could leave a good impression on His Highness, he might benefit immensely in the future.
Yang Ke, who was not far away from the three, was staring off into the distance with deep thoughts in his eyes.
After Shen Yuan returned, he smiled when he saw Luo XiaoLou who was browsing the virtual net.
“Welcome back.” Still the same spring-like smile and tone of voice, without a hint of change, unlike those outside who added deliberate enthusiasm.
“Brother Shen!” Luo XiaoLou ran over excitedly. Shen Yuan held him with both hands and looked him up and down, “Mn, you’ve lost weight compared to the last time I saw you.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed twice, “Don’t mention it, think about the summer holidays, but it’s hard not to lose weight.”
Shen Yuan patted Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder and comforted him, “Mn, since you’re back, it means that things have been taken care of, so you can eat later. Also, I got the gift. I like it a lot. When there’s a chance, I’ll treat you to dinner.”
“We still need to talk about this, but we still need to eat.” Luo XiaoLou said with bright eyes.
Shen Yuan lost his smile, “Don’t worry, I can still afford to treat you.”
Luo XiaoLou talked to Shen Yuan again about what he had seen on the road until an hour later, then he said, “I’ll be going back today. Master said I can just come over after school starts, so I won’t delay you.”
Shen Yuan was indeed busier than everyone else, he ‘mned,’ thought about it and said, “XiaoLou, your identity will be different from now on. Pay attention to your words and actions, as well as your self-protection. In addition, you are too young, just do well for yourself. Don’t pay too much attention to other people’s opinions, whether it’s praise or criticism.” Whether it was gossip or excessive praise, it wasn’t good for Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou nodded, “Don’t worry Brother Shen, I have a sense of propriety for this.”
Luo XiaoLou left Kane and A5 took Luo XiaoLou to the supermarket and then to Miki Bakery before sending Luo XiaoLou home.
Luo XiaoLou was so happy to have a home robot. 125 was not the right word for home. A5’s speech was very satisfying except for the fact that it was too robotic.
125 was also sighing, “Brother, you’re really very agreeable to me, except for being wooden.”
…… As an AI, it’s you who’s making too much noise, and what was that word you were using? Has it been two days since we’ve started watching farcical dramas.
That night, Yuan Xi was very pleased with the food on the table. And for Luo XiaoLou, besides cooking, A5 took care of the other chores. When A5 wasn’t doing chores, he would stand quietly in 125’s room and watch the door.
After a few days of rest, Saint Miro Academy finally started. Faced with more enthusiastic students, Luo XiaoLou was a little depressed even if he was prepared, but the good news was that the attitude of people like Yates and Tian Li remained the same.
On the first day, the three of them went to the school cafeteria for lunch, and the surrounding eyes were filled with a layer of awe, but also mixed with a lot of complicated eyes.
Compared to Luo XiaoLou’s side, Yuan Xi’s side was more lively. Although not many people dared to come forward due to Yuan Xi’s temper and aura, there were countless people who approached by various means and secretly gave gifts.
In the Mecha Manufacturing Department, the list that made Luo XiaoLou nervous, also came out, and Luo XiaoLou breathed a sigh of relief upon knowing that he was on the list.
The day after the list was released, some outside electronic newspapers and media published the breaking news: the school tacitly approved of His Highness’s subterfuge and entered the ranking list.