Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Rod waited cautiously for half a day, but there was no reply there, and he was confused. He nervously raised his hand to wipe his sweat, intending to end this awkward topic and simply send a message saying that he would send the photos back as soon as possible or something.
At this time, the communicator on Rod’s wrist suddenly made a sharp sound. Rod was shocked, and subconsciously held his right hand far away but felt guilty, so quickly retracted his wrist back, opened the communication and began to grovel, “Your Highness, you-“
Before Rod could finish, there was already a growl, “Who’s seen it?!”
Rod winced and blanked out for a second, then found his mouth already saying, “What- oh, it’s probably only one reporter and editor-in-chief who’s seen it. It was still stored in the info card when I went there, but I won’t sort it out and process it until tomorrow. I’ve already punished that reporter and editor-in-chief, and I guarantee that they will never want to think of anything about His Highness the Prince Consort for the rest of their lives. However, it’s a bit tricky to trace the source of the photo.”
After a two-second pause, Yuan Xi continued his furious pursuit, “Have you seen it? Who else has seen it besides you?”
Rod was stunned for two seconds, realizing that the Prince was apparently focusing in a different direction than he was, and quickly reassured, “Your Highness, no one else saw it but me, but-“
He didn’t finish his sentence, before he was interrupted again by Yuan Xi. The prince’s voice grew even colder, “Rod, you better stay out of my sight for a short time. Send the pictures over immediately! It must enter no one else’s hands, send it here yourself!!!”
Without waiting for Rod to speak again, Yuan Xi had angrily shut down the communicator.
Rod’s mouth twitched as he took another look at the picture in his hand, although the curves of His Royal Highness’s ass were soul-crushing, he really didn’t think anything else of it, and he dared to swear to His Royal Highness that he was a perfectly normal man…
He had to deliver it himself – but that meant he would be seen by the prince, right? From the tone of His Highness’s voice, he probably won’t have an easy time of it. Rod almost cried.
Luo XiaoLou, who was soaking in the bathtub, was just as disturbed as Rod. Yuan Xi, who had been squinting comfortably, suddenly became furious after receiving two pieces of news.
And, while Yuan Xi was furious, he glared at him with residual fury, as Luo XiaoLou, God knows, did nothing.
Yuan Xi finally opened his communicator angrily and yelled at the other side, Luo XiaoLou, in sympathy, planned to leave this dangerous place first. At this rate, he, an innocent man, would surely be caught up in it. He had long given up on trying to reason with Yuan Xi.
Luo XiaoLou quickly scrambled up from Yuan Xi’s embrace, who snapped off the communicator just as he lifted his foot to step out of the tub. The next second, a hot arm had been wrapped around his waist and domineeringly dragged Luo XiaoLou back.
Luo XiaoLou was startled and struggled hard.
Yuan Xi looked at the naked Luo XiaoLou with annoyance and pushed Luo XiaoLou down onto his knees, then rudely slapped Luo XiaoLou’s ass.
Luo XiaoLou’s face was dumbfounded, then depressed. Yuan Xi had been going overboard with the damn play lately. Isn’t it too much to stage this kind of scene every time?
Yuan Xi stared at Luo XiaoLou with a gloomy face. The nude photo was a big deal! It was time to ask questions and punish Luo XiaoLou properly, but his energetic brother below him was clearly not cooperating, so he decided to change the order.
Poor Luo XiaoLou didn’t even realize he was being punished, he just felt like the exercise was taking too long. Yuan Xi seemed more excited than usual, and when he passed out Yuan Xi didn’t even try to stop.
Yuan Xi was even more depressed than Luo XiaoLou and planned to interrogate Luo XiaoLou after doing it twice, but in the end, Luo XiaoLou’s confused remark that ‘I’ve only liked you in my life and you make me forget about everything else.’ This… this is too lewd, seducing me every night!
The next day when Luo XiaoLou woke up, he felt sick and couldn’t even get up to prepare breakfast. It was a good thing he still had A5 at home.
As Luo XiaoLou sat at the dining table, he looked at Yuan Xi, who had his head down, and thought of last night’s absurdity. Feeling angry and bold, he complained, “I still have a lot to do today.”
Yuan Xi coughed, his face somewhat red, and quickly said, “I’ve taken the day off for you today, so you’re not going anywhere.” After giving the order, he took another glance towards Luo XiaoLou’s waist and buttocks, then immediately turned away and lowered his head to eat.
Early that morning, Yuan Xi had refreshed himself and opened the door to receive the nude photo from Rod, who had been waiting for most of the night. After scolding his subordinate severely, Yuan Xi took the photo back to the study.
Yuan Xi was so immersed that he forgot about Luo XiaoLou, who had been punished yesterday but enjoyed himself anyway.
Luo XiaoLou was depressed all morning and finally decided to practice at home today. Although he was a little excited at the thought of going to the military headquarters, he also felt that it seemed too embarrassing to go over there like this. After dinner, Luo XiaoLou went to his study to pack up his things to go upstairs, but found Yuan Xi quickly putting away a piece of paper.
Luo XiaoLou immediately stared at Yuan Xi warily, “What is that?”
Yuan Xi aimed a glance at Luo XiaoLou and cut him off, “Nothing. It’s none of your business.”
Luo XiaoLou stood still, his face ugly, “How can it be none of my business? You must be looking at that kind of stuff again!”
He rushed over to grab it, but Luo XiaoLou couldn’t touch it. He went up and hugged Yuan Xi and wouldn’t let go, Yuan Xi dodged twice but didn’t push him away.
Luo XiaoLou finally grabbed the picture and was dumbfounded when he saw the little baby, pouting and sleeping on his stomach.
“What’s this?” Yuan Xi wouldn’t have secretly raised a child behind his back, would he?
Yuan Xi coughed, and after brewing for half a day, stammered, “That is – that is -“
Before Yuan Xi could finish his sentence, 125’s surprised voice suddenly rang out in the study, “God, isn’t this the only picture I lost?”
125’s words stunned both Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou, and then they both stretched out their heads to study the photo, from top to bottom, and finally in the lower left corner of the photo, they saw a small, round, green object under the crib.
As if to confirm their suspicions, 125 shouted, “That’s right, my tail!”
In the end, 125 gleefully took a small corner of the cropped photo, while Luo XiaoLou’s baby photo, naturally, was protected tightly by Yuan Xi.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t try to grab it again. His brow furrowed as he wondered about the sudden appearance of the baby photo.
Yuan Xi took one look at Luo XiaoLou, suddenly hugged him and kissed him, saying overbearingly, “Come on, no matter how stupid you are, you’re still my person. What’s there to worry about? I won’t let anyone bother you. No one.”
Luo XiaoLou looked into Yuan Xi’s bright and somewhat inquisitive eyes and twitched the corners of his mouth, ignoring the previous sentence and shamelessly demanding assurance, “It’s great that you understand, but you’re the only family I’ll have from now on. Therefore, you should be responsible for me. No matter what the circumstances – and this is especially important – you should keep me safe, even if it’s domestic violence.” After saying that, he looked at Yuan Xi nervously.
Yuan Xi looked closely at Luo XiaoLou and noticed that, for the first time, Luo XiaoLou was talking to him in such a soft, sweet and pitiful manner. Apart from some kind of bullying situation, Luo XiaoLou never relied on others.
“I’m your man, of course I’ll take charge.” The only family member, Yuan Xi hugged Luo XiaoLou even harder, and while that wasn’t exactly a good thing, Yuan Xi didn’t deny at all that he was in a good mood. Even someone who was related to Luo XiaoLou by blood couldn’t steal him away.
As Luo XiaoLou headed upstairs contentedly, Yuan Xi watched his back and tapped out Rod’s name on his communicator.
Luo ShaoFan looked at Ms. Jin in exasperation. His face was a suffocating red, but he didn’t dare to scream out, so he could only growl furiously in a low voice, “Photos? What the hell are you doing?”
Ms. Jin caressed the valuable gown with her hand, satisfied that she no longer lived that kind of bottom life and even if she did a few more high maintenance, her style hadn’t diminished much since back then. Taking a sip of black tea, Ms. Jin looked at Luo ShaoFan with emotion, “ShaoFan, don’t worry, I’m doing this for your own good, right?”
“For my own good?! For my sake, you shouldn’t let anyone know about this! Do you know how hard it was for me to get my father to pay attention to me? I don’t want to be an ordinary, mediocre and unappreciated second young master in the future. If Father finds out about my origins, the consequences are definitely not for the two of us to bear!” Luo ShaoFan said with an ugly face.
Ms. Jin frowned and got up and walked to her son, sighing slightly, “ShaoFan, how could I not be clear? In fact, I think your father loves you very much now, and even treats you differently from the two sons of the First Lady. I think even if your life has changed, your father may not change his feelings towards you. After all, you were raised by him personally.”
Seeing Luo ShaoFan getting anxious again, Ms. Jin’s voice changed and said, “Don’t worry, I won’t say it. Even if it’s a little harmful to you. Your mother is not a fool, otherwise how could she have sent you safely into the Luo residence back then? Don’t worry, even if they check it now, as long as they don’t test the blood relationship between the two of us, no one will suspect that you aren’t that lady’s son. I had already made arrangements back then.”
“I just thought that now that Xiaolou has also prospered, I might as well take him back. He now has the status of a prince consort, and he can take care of both of us in the future. Moreover, I was afraid that the First Lady wouldn’t tolerate him, but now that Little Lou’s identity is such, even the First Lady won’t be able to do anything to me. At that time, you will use Little Lou to get to know the prince and those noble people of the Imperial Capital, which will be very beneficial to your future prospects.”
Luo ShaoFan was stunned. He hadn’t expected Ms. Jin to mean this. In the past, he had subconsciously rejected and loathed Luo XiaoLou because he was worried that Luo XiaoLou would steal his status. But that guy was so lucky that he was jealous. Even if he was kicked out, a random man he hooked up with was actually a prince. Hmph, saying that he has taken his place, if he were here, he might have been the one to become the prince’s consort!
As Luo ShaoFan thought this, he suddenly became righteous, and even began to feel that Luo XiaoLou had taken advantage of him.
“It’s not impossible to bring him in, but will Father notice him for it?” Luo ShaoFan was still a little uneasy. In case Luo Chengyun found out that Luo XiaoLou was the son of the woman he loved so much, he would have nothing left.
Ms. Jin frowned and thought, “How about this, I’ll contact XiaoLou first. After his relationship with me has eased, then I’ll let him get closer to you. I’ll try to find a way to tell him to live outside first, since he doesn’t like living here anyway. And I’ll only let him come over and walk around on the days your father isn’t here.”
Luo ShaoFan was still a little uneasy, but Ms. Jin had obviously made up her mind, so she cajoled her son a few more times and headed out.
Luo ShaoFan was regimented in the house, because he always felt it wasn’t safe. But at the thought of the people he could meet through Luo XiaoLou, he couldn’t bring himself to stop Ms. Jin.
Ms. Jin walked proudly to her room. If she got Luo XiaoLou back again, not only would ShaoFan get help, even she herself would benefit a lot. At least as the mother of the prince consort, Mrs. Luo would have to look up to her. And as for the future, it would only be more glamorous. Thinking of her visit to Imperial Capital to meet the Queen and King, and of those officials and noblemen vying to flatter her, the smile on Ms. Jin’s face was unable to stop rising.
Ms. Jin decided to go back to her old place and ask Luo XiaoLou to come over, where it would be easier to reminisce about old times. When Ms. Jin went out, high up in the building, a window was facing the direction she left.
Mrs. Luo smirked, turned her head and nodded to some people, who immediately went outside.
Luo ShaoJun also went to the window and watched as several hovercars silently followed behind Ms. Jin’s car, pondered for a few seconds and said, “Mother, there’s no need to let ShaoTian know about this.”
Mrs. Luo looked outside with even colder eyes, “Mn, I know. Shaotian is too simple. You have to take care of him more in the future. As long as I am here, the Luo family is yours and ShaoTian’s, and your grandfather’s family will also support you in the future.”
That night, Ms. Jin had a heart attack and died.
The people who knew the news had different thoughts. When Mrs. Luo told the story at the dinner table, Luo Chengyun just faintly ‘mned’ and continued eating.
The knife and fork in Luo ShaoFan’s hand shook, but he didn’t say anything and continued to eat with his head bowed. His left hand, under the table, cupped his palm fiercely to control his trembling. He was absolutely unable to let anyone see the difference now. To be honest, he wasn’t really too sad. After all these years of not seeing each other, he and Ms. Jin didn’t have much affection for each other.
He felt more like his heart was suddenly lighter, and now that no one else would ever know he was Ms. Jin’s son, he was finally truly safe.
Only Luo ShaoTian inadvertently glanced coldly at Luo ShaoFan, then said, “Father, Mother, Big Brother, I’m full. I’ll go up first.” After saying that, he got up and left.
At another table, in a different place, Luo XiaoLou stared dumbly at Yuan Xi, “Heart attack?”
Although, physically and mentally, Ms. Jin had nothing to do with him, he couldn’t let others know that he wasn’t Ms. Jin’s son.
Luo XiaoLou tried to look heartbroken, but in his heart, he thought that no one would ever know about his life again. There might still be Luo ShaoFan, but based on Luo ShaoFan’s behavior last time, he probably wouldn’t say anything. However, if he did… Luo XiaoLou remembered Luo ChengYun’s cold eyes and suddenly shivered.