Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
125, carrying a heavy particle gun larger than its body, stood behind Luo XiaoLou and stared at the man in front of it with a deadly glare. It had sensed something was wrong and then this guy showed up, he had been provoking them all afternoon!
But if he wanted to do harm to its fosterer, he’d have to do it by stepping over its corpse! As an exotic beast mecha, it had its pride too!
Luo XiaoLou’s forehead was dripping with sweat, and after paying attention to the back for a while, he began to focus his attention on the front course of the battlefield.
In fact, he couldn’t concentrate on anything else, they had already arrived at the center of the meteorite belt, and this was also the location with the most meteorites that travelled at the fastest flying speed. It was a great test for both the commanding officer and the pilot.
For the next few hours, Luo XiaoLou had no time to pay attention to what was behind him. What shocked him was that 125 behind him had actually overbearingly suppressed the alien intruder, or at least made it such that the man never made another sound.
“Southeast, thirty degrees.” Luo XiaoLou licked his dry lips once again. It had been more than five hours since they had entered the flaming meteorite belt.
The pilots were already starting to feel tired, and even Yuan Nuo, who was a little hard pressed because he had been tense, not to mention Luo XiaoLou, who was not as physically strong as these people. His voice was hoarse, his clothes were already drenched in sweat, and his fingers were even stiff to the point that he didn’t know if he had drawn the right course.
The good news was that after more than five hours of struggle, they had finally reached the edge of the meteorite belt and would soon be able to get out.
By this time, the meteorites flying around the battleship had grown from large to small and were becoming fewer and fewer. The starry sky on the screen was gradually no longer a blazing fire, but a common deep blue.
Everyone breathed a sigh of relief, they were about to make it.
The moment Luo XiaoLou relaxed, he thought of the person behind him and turned to warn Yuan Nuo, but before he could speak, Luo XiaoLou saw the changing expression of Yuan Nuo who was staring at the screen.
Luo XiaoLou turned around immediately with a start. Too careless, he shouldn’t even be distracted until he went out, even if they were already at the edge. This time he turned back, the scene before him stunned even Luo XiaoLou.
A huge meteorite, much larger than even their ship, had just appeared out of nowhere on the large screen that had been devoid of any meteorites earlier. Like an asteroid, it was on fire and blocking their path.
What was even more terrifying was that it appeared without any warning, and no one knew how such a large meteorite had come out of nowhere. Moreover, it was so close, and according to the distance shown on the screen, they would hit it in no more than ten seconds at the most.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t give instructions in time, and no one blamed him because everyone couldn’t react.
And the huge meteorite wasn’t even an illusion, and while people were surprised, the ship’s alarm system began to call out sharply to warn that the temperature of the ship’s hull was rapidly increasing and the situation was extremely dangerous. They didn’t know if they were truly under the influence or if it was for psychological reasons, but it was as if they could feel the searing heat.
Luo XiaoLou tried again to focus, in his dizziness, on what little Source of Consciousness power was left. After a few seconds, Luo XiaoLou stared in shock, but his fingers preceded his mind, and drew a line on the star chart.
Luo XiaoLou’s course was to continue sailing in a straight line. However, if this continued, the ship would soon hit the meteorite. If the meteorite was an illusion, then what was with the heat?
And there was no other meteorite around this huge meteorite. Why not hide? Or was Luo XiaoLou scared and drew this route unconsciously with his hands shaking?
At that instant, there were two people who followed Luo XiaoLou’s orders.
Yue Shang squinted at the outside and made his choice without hesitation and the battleship moved to the top left. Baby-faced Hull saw Yue Shang’s choice and chose to move to the top left as well.
However, Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian barely hesitated in choosing to continue straight ahead, and Ling Xu made the same choice after a two-second pause.
Mu Chen and Captain Kent lifted their hearts and wondered if they should put them down. Ling Xu didn’t have a choice. They were worried because two to two, both sides’ choices were invalid. In this case, the ship would automatically stay in place.
But it was still in the meteorite belt, and the temperature was rising the entire time, so they simply couldn’t stay here forever.
After Ling Xu’s choice, they were still worried about whether Luo XiaoLou made an error in judgment this time, they would have no room to correct mistakes and all of them would have to die. Even if they managed to escape, Luo XiaoLou would still be in danger.
Three to two, the battleship flew straight towards the huge burning meteorite.
The temperature of the battleship’s shell, however, showed a straight line upward increase.
After two seconds of silence, Yue Shang suddenly said sternly, “You have to make it clear that no one here can be harmed!”
Even if Luo XiaoLou really intended to make them die, he couldn’t afford the responsibility.
125 whispered, “That’s right, to be buried with us for our noble status, you guys don’t have such good luck on a normal day…”
Luo XiaoLou didn’t say anything, he fell straight down. Yuan Nuo was shocked, tugging Luo XiaoLou hard as he stared out at the meteorite that was coming down at a very fast speed.
At the moment of impact, almost everyone chose to close their eyes, their ears only hearing the increasingly shrill system alarms.
But with course choices already made, it seemed all they could do was pray that Luo XiaoLou hadn’t made a mistake, or this would be the most important line of identities ever taken by a flaming meteorite.
There were only two people in the entire ship who didn’t close their eyes, one was Yuan Xi and the other was Shao Rong; one had a calm expression and the other looked frantic.
A few seconds, or minutes later, the people waiting for death or survival felt like a century had passed.
When they opened their eyes again, they could already see a few stars in the deep blue night sky.
There was no mistake; Luo XiaoLou’s route map was not just a random drawing.
Yuan Xi smiled, arrogant and smug, as if he was the one who had led them out of the meteorite. But what did it matter, Luo XiaoLou was his man.
In the moment when surprise flooded in, Mu Chen casually placed the actual image behind him on the big screen.
For a moment, everyone was silent.
It was a huge circular belt of meteorites. And in the middle of that belt was truly a blank area that they had passed through, while around it was so dense that there was hardly any gap at all. No matter which direction they moved in at the time, it would have been a dead end. Of course, that also explained why the temperature of the battleship’s shell had risen so quickly.
Yue Shang pursed his lips and looked at the big screen, his face changing, but he didn’t say anything.
Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian were the first to turn their heads, their faces both turning from surprise to anger after a brief moment of stunned silence. Yuan Xi ripped off his helmet and took a few steps to Luo XiaoLou’s side, helping the man up.
Luo ShaoTian, on the other hand, walked towards the door with a cold and murderous face, “Who are you?”
Choosing a safe spot to bring the ship to a stop, all of them looked back when they heard Luo ShaoTian’s voice.
“Ah, this could be a misunderstanding… you, can you keep your dagger away from me…” the man caught by Luo ShaoTian shouted in panic, but no one was paying attention to the cunning glint in his eyes.
Captain Kent was horrified and said off the cuff, “How can that be? Why is there an outsider here? There’s no way for any of the crew, including the mate, to open the cockpit door except for me.”
Yuan Nuo’s face turned red, when the hell did this damned guy get in here?
The man being carried by Luo ShaoTian was a young man in his mid-twenties, with dazzling blonde hair and a reasonably handsome appearance, and it was certain that he had never been on the ship.
Luo XiaoLou was now leaning against Yuan Xi in a daze, his Spiritual Power once again overtaxed and he was hot all over at this point. He had known that things weren’t right, but at the time, there was simply no other choice, and he hadn’t expected things to get this bad.
125 had already put away its weapon and climbed back on top of Luo XiaoLou, hugging his neck to cover as much of Luo XiaoLou’s exposed skin as possible. At the same time, it quietly said, “Oh no, oh no, your exotic beast prints are coming out again…”
“That, I’m Locke Louis, the son of that miserly Sir Louis you were talking about.” The young man said at once.
Captain Kent stared at him coldly and said with unusual calm, “But, sir, even if you were Sir Louis himself, I don’t remember inviting you aboard the Poseidon. For you to privately board one of our ships and still appear in a place like this, we have the right to execute you.”
Yuan Xi let Luo XiaoLou lean against him, felt his unusual temperature, frowned, and said, “I need to take Luo XiaoLou to a doctor first. Captain Kent find out who this man really is and what he wants, I don’t want any accidents.”
“Please wait, Your Highness, I’m really Sir Louis’s son, and since I saw you enter the Landa star field, I — I was curious, so I snuck up on you,” Locke said with a raised voice.
That made Captain Kent’s face darken even more, “Who do you think you are, is the Poseidon something you can just get on whenever you want?”
“Uh, I’d have to say it’s the best ship I’ve ever seen with the best defense system, but, unfortunately I’m a master hacker. So far, I’ve never come across a network I couldn’t hack into. So, I used a little sleight of hand to sneak onto the Poseidon.” Locke quickly explained, shouting as soon as he saw that Yuan Xi was not going to pay any attention to him and wanted to leave with Luo XiaoLou, “Prince Consort, what I want to tell you is that not only am I a master hacker, but I am also a doctor. I can help His Highness Prince Consort since I understand Spiritual Power. you see. I even have a work permit.”
As Locke said this, the communicator on his right wrist rose up and the A-class physician’s certificate appeared in front of everyone.
Yuan Xi still ignored Locke, just gave him a cold glance, hugged Luo XiaoLou and turned to walk out.
Yuan Nuo sized up the man, “Even if you’re a doctor, we can’t trust a man who secretly—”
“Wait, I think it might be better for him to help me.” Luo XiaoLou suddenly lifted his head from Yuan Xi’s shoulder and whispered.
Yuan Xi stopped and looked at him quizzically, “Are you sure?”
“Mn, we can trust him for once. Since you’re around, he wouldn’t dare to play tricks.” Luo XiaoLou blushed hard, but was unusually insistent.
Yuan Xi turned to glance at Locke with the same look he gave to the cockroaches, then said, “You come with me.”
Captain Kent, as much as he hated Locke, was more worried about Luo XiaoLou’s condition and could only follow along angrily. Luo XiaoLou wasn’t quite clear in the head, and certainly wouldn’t be in the mood to relieve such a man or judge the man’s medical problems.
But the moment Yuan Xi led him outside, the voice in Luo XiaoLou’s ear said, “Your Highness Prince Consort, why don’t we make a deal. You help me stay and I’ll help you hide those strange patterns on your body. And, I might even be able to help with that…”