Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
125 didn’t make a move to subtly blend its own scream along with the other scream that sounded like a pig being killed. Its scream was definitely with a little more of a horror-vibe and more shadow queen-like — though it didn’t understand the difference between a shadow queen and a movie star — but the volume of its scream was its downfall.
You couldn’t blame it at all. As small as its tail was, it still had meat on it, and it hurt when it was stepped on! As for the other guy who screamed, he had definitely bumped into 125 himself, but did he have to scream like that?
125 despised him in its heart as it quickly climbed onto Luo XiaoLou’s shoulders.
Before Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Nuo could speak, the voice of the other guy was already shaking and shouting, “Don’t do it! Don’t do it! Me, I’m on my own!”
In the middle of the night, such a scream made Luo XiaoLou shiver violently. Luo XiaoLou tried to resist the urge to step back. Yuan Nuo, who was behind him, had no presence at all — except for his hand which was now gripping Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder, indicating that he was in a tense state.
Was this tyrannical high school student returning to his normal human instincts and starting to feel scared? Although he was happy to help the high schooler — Luo XiaoLou tearfully wondered: Shit, did I need to protect little brother Yuan?
Luo XiaoLou silently associated with his former brother, Luo ShaoTian and even Yuan Nuo, and a weird conclusion came to his mind: Brothers are definitely an unreliable species…
Behind him, Yuan Nuo frowned at the person in front of him who had been shaking slightly — what the hell was he doing? What a shame, their family had never been this cowardly! If that idiot hadn’t just yelled about his own people, he would have gone out and beaten someone up. There were two people in the northwest, and the one he was talking about could only be the one on his own. Shouldn’t this be a good time to get some useful information?
Yuan Nuo took another deep breath, it really couldn’t be done without severe torture.
While the two hesitated, the man stood up and said in an apprehensive tone, “I didn’t expect to meet you so soon. Here’s the key, the boss said to give it to you and my job is done — although I lurk brilliantly, I truly feel that the darkness doesn’t suit me very well. “
In the midst of the chatter, the man probably noticed that Luo XiaoLou who was standing in front of him wasn’t moving, so he simply shoved a box hard into Luo XiaoLou’s hand. As he did so, he also controlled himself from touching Luo XiaoLou’s hand.
“Thank God I finally don’t have to keep this key anymore. So if you’re alright, I’ll be off now.”
The man seemed very tired of carrying around his ‘companion’, took a few big steps backwards, turned around and left without looking back. Luo XiaoLou didn’t say a word, and the man actually didn’t suspect a thing.
“Wait, what’s this key for?” Luo XiaoLou asked out of the blue.
The sound of distant footsteps paused for a second, then came a surprised reply, “Of course it’s to access the gate to the Landa Domain, don’t you know it yet? I’m not sure what the boss is smoking and what strategic shift he has to take… Oh! What are you doing, don’t you know it’s rude to attack people behind their backs —”
A minute later, Luo XiaoLou smilingly looked at the person who was tied up solidly by Yuan Nuo and said to little brother Yuan, “What unexpected luck, it seems we got it done before them, and we overachieved.”
Yuan Nuo looked at Luo XiaoLou speechlessly. Can you even run into them like this? Is that considered a foolish person having a foolish blessing?
“No way! How come you’re not that guy?” The man on the ground still insisted that Luo XiaoLou was one of them, and he looked very hurt after being betrayed, “Especially with that snake-like touch of a cold-blooded animal. Do you intend to violate the terms of our cooperation?”
“Snake-like touch of a cold-blooded animal? Do you mean this?” Luo XiaoLou thought for two seconds and lifted 125 from his shoulder. No wonder the man was so confident. He had already judged his identity through physical contact, and it seemed the key to their success was the presence of 125.
But what exactly was it that had the same touch as the 125…
The fat green creature innocently sized up its slightly fat physique once, then bellowed angrily at the ground, “Who are you calling a cold-blooded animal? Who looks like a snake? Let go of me, I’ll teach him a lesson!”
The man looked dumbly at 125 struggling in Luo XiaoLou’s hands and muttered, “How is that possible?”
“So, where is your companion? Ah, so you guys are pirates.” Crouching on the ground Yuan Nuo inspected the man’s clothes, finally getting a chance to bring the attention of the unassuming dude on the ground back to himself.
“…I – I warn you, you two better let me go and give me back my keys. Otherwise, you’ll be in for a treat later… I’m serious! That monster will kill you all, he’ll be through in no time!” As soon as the poor captive started to threaten, he was beaten up by Yuan Nuo, who had been holding his breath all night, and actually ended up crying.
Getting what he wanted to know, Yuan Nuo scowled and punched the man unconscious, then said, “Looks like we’ll just have to wait here.”
Luo XiaoLou nodded and took two steps towards Yuan Nuo, carefully extending his Source of Consciousness outwards, ready to wait for someone to come and be able to warn beforehand. After what he had just observed, Yuan Nuo was quite passable as a hitman, which put Luo XiaoLou’s mind at ease.
The two stood in the corner, Luo XiaoLou staring around nervously, while Yuan Nuo napped against the wall and 125 stood over the already fainted man in narrow retaliation.
After five minutes, Luo XiaoLou stopped poking around pointlessly and looked to his left with a wary eye.
At the same time, Yuan Nuo beside him stood up silently and whispered, “Don’t move.” Then, Luo XiaoLou only felt a gust of wind blowing past him as Yuan Nuo disappeared.
Immediately afterwards, a huge incessant sound rang out fifty meters away, like someone constantly slamming into the wall. Due to the castle’s terrain, they couldn’t use the mecha at all, which was why Luo XiaoLou was so disturbed, and he really didn’t feel safe.
But after hearing this noise, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but decide to go over and take a look.
Upon arriving at the scene, Luo XiaoLou sucked in his breath and stared ahead in stunned silence, “What is this thing?” Through the multi-frequency eyepiece, he could clearly see that the thing that was fighting Yuan Nuo was wielding at least six arms.
Even if Yuan Nuo was physically powerful, it would be difficult to gain the upper hand in a short time.
“No wonder that guy just said that what came was a monster. He really wasn’t exaggerating at all. God, why does it have so many hands?”
“In fact it could have more; Robi Star Octopus, eight-legged, moderate combatant, strong in defense and attack. It likes to invade from within the body until it controls the entirety of the host’s body, and is one of the most loathed races in the universe. However, it has obvious drawbacks.” 125 thoughtfully gave Luo XiaoLou a detailed introduction, and finally, after feeling halfway through his jacket pocket, handed Luo XiaoLou a silver fruit knife — while secretly thinking that it must be the most useful A.I., “Right in the middle of the back of its neck! It’s the octopus’s weakest defense, and the reaction that occurs when the grey silver comes in contact with its blood can greatly reduce its mobility.”
At this point, 125 took another regretful glance at Luo XiaoLou, “If you weren’t genetically sealed, this kind of thing wouldn’t be enough to fear at all, but with your current physical ability, you probably only have one chance. If it doesn’t work, it will definitely come over and kill you first.”
Hey, people who plot really do pull hatred, ah. Luo XiaoLou fiddled with the familiar fruit knife.
Yuan Nuo’s speed was still fast, but you could already hear the distinct sound of heavy breathing. It definitely wouldn’t work if it continued like this.
“You go first, go find my brother and the others!” In the middle of a quick attack, Yuan Nuo suddenly shouted at Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was hot, although he had inherited his family’s bad temper, this child was really good.
Looking at the increasingly dangerous situation, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t care less about picking the best position to strike, clasped the grey silver fruit knife in his hand, locked the back of the octopus alien’s neck with his Source of Consciousness, and raised his hand.
At this moment, the octopus man fighting with Yuan Nuo suddenly turned his head, his black eyes coldly looking towards Luo XiaoLou’s direction. Then he suddenly abandoned his fight with Yuan Nuo and hurriedly pounced in Luo XiaoLou’s direction.
Luo XiaoLou let out a curse and without thinking, his knife flew out with the force of his hand.
Luo XiaoLou subconsciously used his Source of Consciousness in a life-or-death situation. Under the guidance of the Source of Consciousness, the silver knife sliced through the air like lightning with a sharp whistle, and a beautiful arc flew behind the octopus man’s head.
However, the octopus man’s speed was too fast, and in the blink of an eye, he had already leaped five meters away from Luo XiaoLou! And the octopus man’s arms were at least four meters long.
In the next second, Luo XiaoLou only felt himself being knocked out of the way with great force, and then slammed down on the ground. Luo XiaoLou lifted his head with difficulty and found Yuan Nuo standing right where he had just been, and the octopus man’s dark tentacles were only a few centimeters away from Yuan Nuo’s neck. If you didn’t look closely, it looked like the tentacle had slit Yuan Nuo’s throat.
Yuan Nuo’s face was ugly and he gasped for air, then the octopus man slowly fell down.
“…Ew, it seems that the threat of death was very potent. Your grey silver knife seems to have overexerted itself and scrapped the octopus man’s cerebellum.” 125 muttered. It remained glued to Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder throughout and didn’t move from its place.
After another two seconds, Yuan Nuo stood up with a cold face, flipped the octopus man’s body over and saw the knife before he strode towards Luo XiaoLou. Then, he grabbed Luo XiaoLou’s collar with force and lifted the man up as he yelled, “Do you know how dangerous that was?! In battle, do you know how much trouble you’ll cause us with this kind of behavior? Where’s your brain?”
Luo XiaoLou was dizzy from the shaking, and finally, Yuan Nuo, who was done freaking out, let him go. After Luo XiaoLou stood firm, he said with difficulty, “I think I should discuss with your brother the issue of a junior’s attitude towards his elders.”
Yuan Nuo’s hand gathered up the octopus man’s corpse, and he snorted and muttered in a low voice, “What kind of elder is a brother-in-law…”
In the central control room, Shao Rong, whose face was covered in blood, stared at the screen, his mouth slowly curling up at the corners.
Bringing the tied man and the corpse with them, the two men walked back, and in the silent darkness, only the sound of two men’s footsteps could be heard. Yuan Nuo suddenly coughed and said, “Look, I, I don’t think you saved me — though you’re still watchable tonight with that stabbing accuracy.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed ‘hehehe’ twice and aimed a glance at Yuan Nuo, “Ah, I didn’t say I saved you either. I don’t have the spirit to sacrifice myself to save others.” Luo XiaoLou was especially touched when Yuan Nuo knocked him off his feet.
Yuan Nuo’s face heated up and growled, “I didn’t sacrifice myself to save you. It was my strategy to deal with it! What do you know?” Hmph, even if I did sacrifice myself to save you, it was for my brother!
Luo XiaoLou thought about it and said, “I’ll contact Yuan Xi and tell him we’ll be right over.”
Inside a huge house in the southeast, Yue Shang was frowning at Sir Louis, “We saved you and you won’t even let us borrow the passage once?”
A short, chubby middle-aged man glared at Yue Shang, swept another vicious circle around and said firmly, “I won’t give you the key, I won’t let anyone pass through that passage.”
“You really are as stingy as the legends…”
At that moment, the communicator on Yuan Xi’s wrist went off, and Abel smiled at it and said meaningfully, “Has someone called for help already?”
Shao Rong smiled, “What’s there to be afraid of? There are so many of us, it’s not too late to go back and save them.”
Yuan Xi looked down, his face changed, and quickly clicked on the connection. Although he didn’t say anything, everyone present could feel the coldness that the prince instantly exuded.
Within two seconds, Yuan Xi regained his fresh expression, mn’ed twice, and said, “You guys wait at the door, we’ll be right over.”
Then, Yuan Xi looked up at the people around him, his face sank, and said, “Yuan Nuo and Luo XiaoLou have already taken care of those two people, one of them is a pirate, and the other is a Robi Star Octopus. In other words, the conspiracy here tonight is not as simple as robbery. Also, they’ve got the key. Looks like we don’t have to waste time here with Sir Louis.”
Sir Louis’s face darkened after that statement.
The group of people quickly got up and headed out. Sir Louis hesitated and followed with his family and men, and there was a trail of knocked out pirates lying on the floor. The moment they stepped out of the door, a screen of light suddenly appeared outside, surrounding everyone. Beyond the light screen were the black octopuses waiting for them.
The one in the lead took a step forward and said in a strange machine voice, “Now you are trapped by us with a ray net, if you want to live, have your people bring the key to ransom. If they don’t make it here in ten minutes, you’ll be turning into body parts.”