Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
It was almost noon when Luo XiaoLou woke up the next day. He thought about how they would have to leave today and looked a little ugly. How would getting up at this hour make everyone look at him?! Although it had been rather tragic after his brainstorming yesterday, and how he accidentally said it in front of so many people, but — today’s late start would tell them even more!
Luo XiaoLou rolled over in frustration, not so appropriately remembering what 125 had said before about him becoming more flexible and all…
“Why are you still here?” Turning around, Luo XiaoLou was shocked to find Yuan Xi leaning on his bedside table reading a file; it wasn’t often that this happened. Yuan Xi would usually get up early to take care of business or go for a physical workout.
Yuan Xi looked up at Luo XiaoLou, put the file in his hand aside and spoke in a rare and pleasant manner, “I want to talk to you —”
“You talked all night yesterday! Do you think those are, all… I don’t want to talk about the top and bottom issue anymore.” Luo XiaoLou tensed, trying to keep his tone calm, while there was a beast running in his heart. He was eaten dry uncountable times — especially with the humiliating treaty all night last night, the mileage and face was gone.
Now, Yuan Xi was even waiting for him to get up and continue the conversation in a victorious manner, Luo XiaoLou felt that his fragile mind had been severely stimulated.
Yuan Xi also began to look pale and looked at Luo XiaoLou incredulously, “I didn’t intend to talk to you about this either! I think after last night, you should have that self-awareness… Speaking of which, I never thought you’d have the nerve to consider such a thing!”
Isn’t sex the kind of thing one would think of at this moment?
Seeing Luo XiaoLou’s expression of both innocence and aggravation, Yuan Xi’s face darkened even more, and he thought solemnly, it really is better to contact his father quickly, even if he is ridiculed, to stifle such an unwanted thought.
Yuan Xi thought, leaning in and softening his tone of accusation, “Did I not satisfy you? You obviously enjoy it every time.”
“I think you enjoy it more…” Luo XiaoLou whispered.
“Yes, but my skills are obviously much more reliable than yours, so we’ll still follow the same pattern as before. Of course, if you’re not satisfied, I’ll try harder in the future, after all, we’re only halfway through the tutorial.” In response to this question, Yuan Xi made a concluding statement in peace.
Then Yuan Xi coughed and continued, “I got the key, you and Yuan Nuo were a big help, and probably one of the hardest things we would have had to do last night was getting mean Sir Louis to hand over the key. You — I didn’t think you’d be anxious for us to have our wedding soon, and I’m touched.”
At the end of the sentence, Yuan Xi felt inexplicably happy, and he couldn’t help but rub Luo XiaoLou’s chin, arms, and tummy with his hands, making the similarly sized Luo XiaoLou look fleshy in comparison to the lean but muscular Yuan Xi.
Luo XiaoLou’s mouth twitched, although he really wasn’t in a hurry, the look on Yuan Xi’s face made it hard for Luo XiaoLou to tell the truth. He liked seeing Yuan Xi happy. Besides, he didn’t want to give Yuan Xi a reason to domestically abuse him.
As the atmosphere grew more harmonious, Luo XiaoLou took a glance at the sky outside and decisively changed the subject, “Are we leaving today? Is it time to start getting ready?”
“Mn, we’re leaving this afternoon, and I stayed here to tell you that when we enter the Landa Domain, you need to try to stay with me, and in case we are separated, you’ll go with Yuan Nuo.” After thinking about it, Yuan Xi added not so reluctantly, “If you really can’t, Luo ShaoTian or Ling Xu will do.”
Luo XiaoLou raised his eyes to examine Yuan Xi and hesitantly asked, “You don’t trust anyone else?” Including Yue Shang?
Yuan Xi didn’t answer directly, but said, “The only people I can trust unconditionally are you and Yuan Nuo, and my father probably has another meaning in asking Yue Shang to come out this time. I will split the people into two groups. That place is very dangerous, you better stay with me at all times.”
Yuan Xi thought of how when he left, Lieutenant General Hatton of the army’s Mecha Manufacturing Research and Development Department had repeatedly told him that even if anything happened to anyone, nothing should happen to Luo XiaoLou.
Although he had only been gone for a few days, it was clear that Luo XiaoLou’s excellent skills had already made Lieutenant General Hutton treat him differently, and the serious Lieutenant General hadn’t even mentioned his prince’s safety.
The relief was that Luo XiaoLou had been recognized, and no one knew better than he did how hardworking and excellent Luo XiaoLou was. He was torn by the fact that he had been unwilling to introduce himself more to others, and that the little slave he had been hiding with all his heart had become more and more accepted, and even loved by more and more people — this last one in particular was unbearable.
In the afternoon, the Poseidon ship left Louis Planet, and Ling Xu piloted the mecha to take the key responsible for opening the passage. After opening it, he would hand the key back to Sir Louis’ men.
Landa was a magical, bizarre place, with a huge asteroid belt around its outermost edge, and countless dense, high-speed rotating asteroids inside, making it impossible for any ship or mecha to pass through.
There were only two entrances to the asteroid belt, one was the military’s Zawen base, and the other was the fortress behind Sir Louis’ castle, and the only way to get into the Landa Domain from the fortress was to get that key. And Sir Louis’s miserliness and stubbornness was well known throughout the Federation, so people would rather go in through Zawen Base.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the heavy artillery array on both sides, with shock and admiration at the same time. His heart also raised a trace of doubt. Why did the Louis family want to build a fortress here that no one could easily pass through? What purpose did the people who built it have in mind?
“Worthy of being one of the most famous fortresses in all of the Federation, this scale is truly amazing.” Shao Rong looked out with both eyes wide open and murmured.
“Why wouldn’t the state want to find a way to take back such an important strategic location?” Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but ask the question.
The question made most people look at Luo XiaoLou here, even including Captain Kent.
Yuan Xi gripped Luo XiaoLou’s hand a little harder, while looking deeper into the fortress; Luo XiaoLou bet that Yuan Xi definitely had the same thoughts he did.
Yue Shang smiled slightly, “There are many people who want to buy the Louis Planet, but no one can succeed. I think you probably don’t know that Sir Louis is not only the stingiest man, but also one of the richest, and he’s not even short of money.”
Abel looked at Luo XiaoLou with some surprise in his eyes as well, Luo XiaoLou actually didn’t even know this. He really was someone who once lived in the lowest class, no wonder some aristocrats secretly called Luo XiaoLou a commoner Prince Consort. At the thought of his proud mecha making skills being pressured by this man, Abel became even more uncomfortable.
“Isn’t it normal to have such thoughts?” Luo ShaoTian, who had not spoken much, suddenly spoke out and looked at Yue Shang, who was stunned, then smiled sarcastically.
Although Luo XiaoLou was puzzled, seeing that no one else objected to what Yue Shang said, he knew that it was probably the truth, so he didn’t say anything.
However, a number of years later, when this planet with an important location was bought by Luo XiaoLou with a single mecha of the highest rank, His Majesty Yuan Xi directly used his power to designate this planet within the Queen’s jurisdiction, and the fees paid by commuters entering the fortress alone were comparable to the profits made by those large groups. To the chagrin of many people, it turned out that this planet could really be bought.
Luo XiaoLou looked back at the fortress, a little out of his mind for a moment, before turning to look ahead again.
Yuan Nuo, who was beside him, said softly, “Erm, while I have reservations about most of your views, I agree with you on this one. Did you know that to enter the Landa Domain via the military’s Zawen Base, you have to pass three tests to reach the central area? Passing through the fortress here in Louis, however, only requires two tests.”
Luo XiaoLou exclaimed, “Maybe God thinks Sir Louis is a natural barrier, wait, do you know what tests they are?”
Yuan Nuo looked at Luo XiaoLou. Did Cousin actually not explain to Luo XiaoLou before coming to Landa? To cultivate his awareness of the crisis, he was repeatedly instructed a year ago to try to improve, “To enter the central area of Landa, you have to go through three tests, the first test is bizarre! The gravity field, it’s usually where we can stop ninety percent of the ships trying to get into the Landa field, which is why the seal on Landa hasn’t been lifted for so long. Happily, this has now been skipped by us; the second test is the Super Meteorite Belt, which I think we’ll see soon. As for the third one, it’s the hardest test, but let’s pass the second one before we get there.”
“So far, only two people have passed the second test,” Yuan Nuo added.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded. His Majesty, the King wouldn’t intentionally not want him to marry Yuan Xi… wasn’t this a little too difficult?
“Who are both of them? If we really can’t, we can ask them to come over and help.”
Yuan Nuo was silent for a moment and actually agreed once again, “I think so too, but His Majesty, the King would never agree. Because the first person who passed through here was His Majesty, Feng JiaLing, and the second person only had his back photographed from a distance, and then it became a mystery, so no one has found out who that person is yet.”
Luo XiaoLou thought of Yuan Xi speechlessly, perhaps, they could count on His Majesty Feng JiaLing’s son to be equally good…
As Luo XiaoLou turned his head, he suddenly stopped and looked out dumbly, “What’s that?”
“Didn’t I tell you that? Super Meteorite Belt.”
“But you definitely didn’t mention that the rampaging meteorites still have flames, and that the entire belt is a sea of fire!!”