Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Locke touched his nose. He found it difficult to perform the simplest of doctor-patient communication or examinations or anything like that. Yuan Xi and 125 were sitting at the head and end of the bed respectively, one large and one small, covered in blackness, staring at him with a deadly stare that literally sent chills down his back. He felt that no matter what he did next, he was likely to be rounded up. Luo XiaoLou who was sitting on the bed, on the other hand, was wrapped from head to toe, looking at him with a wary eye as well.
Locke wisely turned to the far chair, sat down and smiled, “His Highness Prince Consort’s condition is a sign of excessive Spiritual Power consumption, which can be recovered with more rest. However, now that you are on a mission, I’m afraid you don’t have ample time to rest, and it wouldn’t be good for your health if you continue to strain yourself. Fortunately, I happen to have two pairs of potions for treating Spiritual Power damage here.”
Saying that, Locke took out a silver box.
Yuan Xi stared at Locke suspiciously, “If I remember correctly, the treatment in terms of Spiritual Power is all instrumental, and I have yet to hear that Spiritual Power can be restored with medication.”
“It is true, Your Highness, but it is also true that the medicine is also real. As you know, my father’s castle sometimes receives special guests who either wish to spend a night, or trade, and others who have other needs. At these times, some would pay, while others would give Father something of equal value as a trade item. One of the guests, who was given three packs of potions to restore Spiritual Power, said it was a partial recipe from their homeland. Since he had never heard of it, Father expressed his doubts and tested it on the spot, and the result was that the damaged Spiritual Power was actually restored within five minutes.”
Locke answered Yuan Xi’s question respectfully while aiming a glance at Luo XiaoLou, “Otherwise, I wouldn’t have dared to take it out to give His Highness Prince Consort.”
But in Luo XiaoLou’s ears, another sentence was heard, “Your Highness, this is also the medicine to treat the pattern on your body. That person who left it behind had also said that it would remove the marks on your body. If you really need it, then please assist me in staying. All I can say is that we are friends and not enemies.”
Luo XiaoLou narrowed his eyes and looked at him coldly, but didn’t cooperate as Locke thought, just spoke as if chatting about family, “What did that man ask your father for?”
Locke froze, then a smile appeared on his lips, “He tried to get through Fortress Louis, just like you.”
“And what happened to him?” Luo XiaoLou stared at him intently and continued to ask questions.
“After he went in, he didn’t come out again. But after he left, we heard that a second person appeared and passed the second test. Since we didn’t see him again, we don’t know if he was the second person.”
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi both turned pale, and Locke, still smiling with an innocent smile, continued, “I actually admire the Prince and you, after all, successfully passing the second test is not easy. Rumor has it that there are three ways to pass the second level. The one you chose was the safest and furthest away, with almost no collision or danger. The second one, I heard, chose a slightly shorter route than you, but at least you arrived safely. His Majesty, Feng JiaLing, on the other hand, chose the shortest route.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi in surprise, Yuan Xi sat tautly on the bed and didn’t say anything, it seems that Her Majesty didn’t give his son a small opening, but they made it here entirely on their own.
Luo XiaoLou asked curiously, “The shortest route?”
Locke explained, “It’s almost a straight line across the meteorite belt.”
Luo XiaoLou opened his mouth wide in surprise, worthy of being the first mecha warrior, this was crazy.
Yuan Xi snorted, “It seems that besides being a ghost on the internet, you also call yourself a specialist in gossip.”
Locke coughed awkwardly and handed over the box.
Yuan Xi subconsciously stopped the silver box and warned, “I’ll take it for inspection, and I hope you don’t do anything that you and Sir Louis will regret.”
Locke looked at Luo XiaoLou, smiled fondly, stood up, gazed at the bed, bowed and said, “How so? I am completely loyal to the Empire and to you.”
Luo XiaoLou’s mind immediately thought, what kind of loyalty was it to kill those people with the words Locke whispered in his ear?
After Locke left, Yuan Xi walked towards Luo XiaoLou, prodded him, extended his hand to him, and as Luo XiaoLou’s heart came to his throat and his and 125’s eyes grew wider and wider, Yuan Xi touched Luo XiaoLou’s forehead and said, “Don’t worry, it’s going to be okay. “
Luo XiaoLou nervously tightened the sheets on his body again and looked stiffly at Yuan Xi, and froze as he saw the rare worry in the other man’s eyes. His heart suddenly softened, he shouldn’t just think about giving, he had gotten just as much in the process.
“Of course, it wouldn’t have been a big problem, I just need to rest- alone. Spiritual Power will always recover faster when alone.” Thinking of his beast markings, Luo XiaoLou purposely emphasized the word alone, he only hoped that within three days, he could hide it from Yuan Xi.
Yuan Xi frowned, thinking that Spiritual Power and his being kicked out of the bedroom seemed like they should be two separate issues. But he didn’t say anything, he just took the box and turned around with the intention of leaving, and when he reached the door, Yuan Xi turned back and said, “But I think you should know what it means to live within your means, and if you get sick, you’ll only cause me more trouble.”
Crisis temporarily lifted Luo XiaoLou was already thinking about his next problem, saying in passing, “You should thank me, since the second level came safely under my command. Remember to give me an extra share when you hand out rewards.”
Looking at Luo XiaoLou, who was especially glowing at the mention of a reward, Yuan Xi was silent for two seconds, “You’re right, I think we can have a free detective instrument from now on.”
“Uh, I’m just a weak mecha maker who looks to mecha warriors for protection…” Luo XiaoLou firmly changed his tune without any hesitation.
Yuan Xi left with a cold face and Luo XiaoLou immediately leaned close to 125, “Quickly help me out. What’s going on?”
125 checked it and said nervously, “It’s a little better than last time, but it will take two days for it to go away.”
Luo XiaoLou sighed at the light colored markings on his body, “Later, when Locke’s medicine comes back, you can check it again for me and see if it will work.”
125 flicked his tail and muttered in exasperation, “He’s not a nice guy, you’d better cut him off early. It’s best not to use any medicine or anything else.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at the chubby 125 with emotion, and for the first time felt that this guy was also quite reliable, and asked, “Because he attacked me behind my back, that’s why you have a big problem with him?”
“Of course that’s one reason, but there’s something even more important! Since setting out this afternoon, I’ve accidentally discovered that there is someone who has the audacity to be stealing accounts from the military as I am, and he’s even managed to round me up three times! This is simply provoking me!”
In other words, the military department account can only be stolen by you, right?
“What about you?” Luo XiaoLou’s emotionally moved tune was gone.
“I’ve only managed to besiege him twenty times!” The anger in 125’s face became more apparent.
“You’ve already won, haven’t you?” Luo XiaoLou’s face was calmer.
“But – for the last time, I was so angry I didn’t see clearly, and I’ve got dead-locked on his landing connection, and he’s issued orders to thoroughly check the network.” 125 left foot on the right foot, having a hard time saying the worst thing, then looked up warily, “Would Yuan Xi not want me for this?”
“…It’s hard to say, but even if I’m caught, I’ll pay the fine with Yuan Xi’s money, so I hope he’ll see the net for the sake of money and not pursue you.” Luo XiaoLou reassured 125 in a not-so-sincere manner.
Yuan Xi returned ten minutes later and gave Luo XiaoLou two bags of pharmaceuticals, “It was checked and there are no harmful substances, but it’s hard to test the effect.”
Luo XiaoLou took it and turned it over to 125, seeing Yuan Xi’s puzzled gaze, he deliberately explained, “Actually it can also test chemicals, it’s a multi-functional household robot.”
125 immediately cooperated and puffed up his belly, indicating with a stiff body that he was actually useful, but Yuan Xi’s eyes were clearly filled with doubt.
A few minutes later, 125 handed the potion to Luo XiaoLou again and said firmly, “It’s perfectly fine.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at 125 appalled, which didn’t fit the position it had just taken. Luo XiaoLou took the medicine under Yuan Xi’s serious eyes, and a few minutes later, Luo XiaoLou felt a gentle sensation moving through his body, the heat gradually disappeared, and for the first time, he felt incredibly comfortable and clear-headed. His Source of Consciousness Force was also continuously renewing.
This medicine actually worked so well! No wonder 125 had gone out of his way to give his approval.
When Luo XiaoLou opened his eyes, he was shocked to see Yuan Xi bending down and looking at him nervously.
Yuan Xi thought the medicine was working and Luo XiaoLou was asleep. He was considering whether to call the ship’s doctor to take a look, but when he saw Luo XiaoLou wake up with a red face, he immediately asked, “How is it?”
“It’s worked out great,” Luo XiaoLou said.
Yuan Xi nodded and reached out to touch Luo XiaoLou’s forehead again, and after finding that Luo XiaoLou had indeed cooled then started to stiffen again, he remained silent for two seconds and said, “It’s good that it’s working, but Locke is a person who remains to be seen if they can be trusted, so rest early tonight.”
Seeing Luo XiaoLou staring at him cautiously, Yuan Xi said angrily, “In these two days, I’ll be bunking on the floor.” Actually wanting to sleep in separate rooms, that would never be possible.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded, Yuan Xi had always acted like a big man, so when he heard this, Luo XiaoLou’s first reaction was that he actually knew the word “bunking”.
125, who was sitting on the end of the bed, felt a chill and immediately jumped off the bed and ran to the couch.
Luo XiaoLou excused himself to go to the bathroom, and when he pulled off his pajamas, he was relieved that the tattoo was actually gone. Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but get the idea of Locke’s medicine, but if the medicine was really from that person, then it was still a question of whether Locke knew the prescription or not. But Locke himself was drawing suspicion, and for everyone’s safety, he decided to keep an eye on the man at all times.
When Luo XiaoLou went out, Yuan Xi was already sleeping honestly on the floor, and observing his stifled look, Luo XiaoLou was suddenly touched. Thinking that there was nothing to worry about now, Luo XiaoLou politely urged Yuan Xi to sleep on the bed.
Yuan Xi actually quite insisted on sleeping on the floor, until in the end, after Luo XiaoLou repeatedly assured that as long as they had a good night’s rest, it didn’t matter if they both slept in the bed, Yuan Xi returned to the bed with a reluctant, “But I can’t help it if you insist on asking.”
Luo XiaoLou obviously can’t live without me anymore, thought Yuan Xi proudly as he cradled him in his arms.
The next day, all the people who had rested for the night were gathered in the hall.
Locke was also brought in. He was admitted for the time being, but he knew himself that it was only an observation phase, and if he found out anything, neither Yuan Xi nor the military would let him go.
But Locke’s psychological quality was obviously extremely good, and he was smiling throughout.
Yue Shang looked at Locke with obvious disgust. With Locke’s status, even if he was Sir Louis’ son, he was a bit high up with them.
Shao Rong and the baby-faced Hull were downright indifferent, and Abel was standing next to Yue Shang, clearly repulsed by Locke as well.
On Yuan Xi’s side, except for Yuan Nuo’s black face, Luo ShaoTian and Ling Xu chose to ignore him, while Luo XiaoLou was quietly observing Locke. This morning, 125 took advantage of Yuan Xi’s absence to tell Luo XiaoLou that yesterday’s medicine was from the Blue Origin Star. No wonder it was so revered.
The mystery in Luo XiaoLou’s mind grew even more mysterious. What exactly is Locke’s identity? He can’t be an exotic beast too, right?
“The second level, which we’ve already passed, will take us to Landa Planet in two days, where we’ll encounter a third test. There are no more detailed records, but the third level seems to be the hardest.” Captain Kent said with the only information available.
Locke raised his hand at this point and smiled as everyone looked at him and said, “I can add some insight. After all, our Louis Planet is closest to here and the information will be more complete. The third level, known as the tomb, cannot be found by any detection device. But one thing is certain, the third level starts after landing on Landa Planet.”
Captain Kent stared at Locke for a moment, judging the possibility that he was lying, and then said, “If that’s the case, then we should be prepared before we land.”