Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou drank the water from his cup in one gulp, watching Locke already leave the hall, and also got up to slowly follow him. When Luo XiaoLou came out of the hall, he found that Luo had already reached the corner, and frowned, how could this guy be so fast?
Luo XiaoLou quickened his pace to follow him, stopping cautiously when he was almost at the corner.
Knocking the stone on his chest, 125 excitedly reported in his ear, “There’s no one there!” It was thrilled to watch and capture Locke with Luo XiaoLou. It would only be a matter of time before the villain gets his revenge!
Luo XiaoLou poked his head out and noticed that Locke was almost at the end of the hallway. Everything seemed to be in order, and Luo XiaoLou began to consider whether or not he should pause his stalking and head to the studio to finish today’s plan.
Luo XiaoLou was about to turn around when he suddenly saw another person in front of Locke, who looked very much like Yuan Nuo, and who didn’t seem to know there was anyone behind him. When he turned the corner, Locke followed a few steps behind him and looked back. Luo XiaoLou immediately drew back.
When Luo XiaoLou looked over again, Locke had already continued around the corner.
Luo XiaoLou immediately became nervous. Was Locke walking so fast because he was following Yuan Nuo?
As Luo XiaoLou started to suspect Locke, he found another problem, now that there was no one around. After turning two corners, this was a remote area.
Luo XiaoLou’s mind immediately flashed back to what Locke had said in the command room, ‘Kill them all while he had the chance’, he was so shocked that he immediately followed him. Although he hadn’t spent much time together, he still liked the original little brother.
Luo XiaoLou hurriedly chased after them around the second corner, but found that there was no other room but a screening room, and people had obviously gone in. Luo XiaoLou pulled out his particle gun, fingerprinted the door, and the screening room door opened silently.
Locke, who was sitting on the couch, looked over at him with a surprised face and asked, “Your Highness Prince Consort, what do you want?”
Luo XiaoLou sank and didn’t go inside, but pointed his gun at Locke and asked, “Where’s Yuan Nuo?”
Locke smiled gracefully, pressed it on his wrist and said, “Do you mean this?”
In front of Locke, a holographic figure stood there, heralding the back of Yuan Nuo.
Luo XiaoLou looked even worse, grumbling to 125 in his consciousness, “Why didn’t you tell me that wasn’t real?”
“I thought you knew. I was despising his bad taste at the time. Look who he has a crush on, it’s that Yuan Nuo kid-” 125 explained aggrievedly.
“Did you lead me here on purpose?” Luo XiaoLou was still standing in the doorway, vigilantly watching Locke. Locke was a cyber genius and very good at healing, but on top of that, he was an heir to a large family with a genetic rank of A, so if nothing else, he should be physically stronger than him.
Locke opened his hand, stood up, and said with a smile, “Don’t you have anything to ask me? You see, I’m very sincere. I don’t have any weapons on me, and even if I did, I would never hurt you. In fact, I just want to talk to you.”
“A good opportunity to expose him, don’t worry, I’ll protect you!” 125 vowed assuredly.
Luo XiaoLou hesitated for two seconds and walked inside, the door to the screening room closing behind him.
In the captain’s office, Yuan Xi, who was talking to Kent about something, glanced at the monitor and suddenly frowned; he stood up irritably, shook his fist as Captain Kent looked over at him in confusion, and finally sat back down.
Locke sat back down only when Luo XiaoLou sat down on the couch across from him, “I’m glad you’re giving me the opportunity. So you’re concerned about Yuan Nuo?”
“He’s my friend.” Luo XiaoLou said seriously, adding in his mind that he was also Yuan Xi’s cousin, which made him a relative…
Locke laughed, “I can’t understand how you can be so tolerant of humans, when you know that they would be very scary if they knew who you were.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, then glared at Locke and said dryly, “I don’t understand what you’re saying.”
“In this room, at this time, there are no surveillance or recording devices, so our conversation is completely safe and you don’t need to worry so much.” Locke looked at Luo XiaoLou with glowing eyes, reminding him in a seemingly thoughtful manner.
125 surreptitiously confirmed Locke’s words, “This room is indeed safe.”
Luo XiaoLou, unconcerned, looked at Locke for two seconds and suddenly asked, “What method did you use to speak in my ear? You’re not human?”
Locke looked at Luo XiaoLou with deep meaning, then stood up and walked towards Luo XiaoLou until he was standing in front of Luo XiaoLou. Staring into Luo XiaoLou’s defensive gaze, he slowly said, “Oh, what are you talking about? Of course I’m human, and as for the question of talking in your ear, it’s actually just a sneaky trick.”
Locke leaned forward and reached out to touch the hair on Luo XiaoLou’s ear.
Before Luo XiaoLou could get annoyed, Locke quickly took another step back before reaching out to Luo XiaoLou, “It’s this little thing. I made it myself. I type in commands with my finger and it conveys them to you with my voice.”
Luo XiaoLou stared dumbly at the black bead with a radius of less than two millimeters and asked angrily, “When did you put something like this on me?”
Locke threw his hands up in surrender.
“Don’t get angry yet. This isn’t a monitoring device. It’s just to be able to contact whoever you’ve placed it on at a critical moment-” at this point, Locke suddenly bent down with a pained face.
Luo XiaoLou, who stood up and was about to hit someone, was shocked and stopped in his tracks. What is this guy up to again?
Locke’s face slowly eased, then he took a silver bead out of his ear and sighed, “Oh my, worthy of you. You took care of all the contact devices I put on so quickly. But please believe me, I really don’t mean any harm.”
At the same time 125’s guilty voice came out, “I’m sorry, it was an oversight. I usually only check your belongings or what’s around you, I rarely check what’s on you. I’ve just taken care of all the things he put on you.”
Locke didn’t know about 125’s existence, so, thinking that those instruments were sabotaged by Luo XiaoLou, Luo XiaoLou wasn’t going to let him know either. There were more cards to be played to have a chance of winning.
“Even if you’re human, what you say is enough to land you in court.” Luo XiaoLou stared at Locke.
“I’m a human, I never do anything bad, and they have no reason to arrest me.” Locke shrugged, then asked with concern, “Oh, by the way, did you resolve the pattern on your body?”
“No, there’s still a print.” Luo XiaoLou said cautiously, he didn’t want Locke to know that that drug could work on him. Hesitantly, Luo XiaoLou asked again, “Is there any more of that drug?”
“No more, only the third pair that man left behind, which is a shame if you don’t use them, but I’m relieved to see you’re in good spirits.” Locke said with a smile.
Both of them were secretly depressed, they really couldn’t find any holes in the story.
“I just wanted to tell you that I’m on your side, whether you admit it or not. That’s why Father will let you pass through the fortress, and if you need help, please remember, you can always contact me, and Locke Louis will be your loyal subordinate. So, we probably need to leave.” Locke said, bowed and took the lead in walking out, as he reached the door he turned back and said, “It’s amazing how well you get along with humans and care about them. I hope you see reality soon once your identity is revealed.”
Luo XiaoLou only emerged from the screening room after Locke had walked away.
Identity revealed? But how is that possible? He’s human on the outside, will never do anything bad, was more law-abiding than Locke, and was definitely eligible for the Empire’s Outstanding Citizen Award.
This Locke was explicitly hinting at him in order to get him to acknowledge the identity of the exotic beast. There were probably two possibilities: one is that Locke was indeed on the side of the exotic beast; two, he was testing him in order to capture an exotic beast. The first could be very detrimental to Yuan Xi and the others, while the second was a great danger to him.
Luo XiaoLou sighed, What a pain in the ass.
125 said with annoyance, “See, he is so cunning and crafty. Not at all like our noble exotic beast. With such a lofty personality, I think he’s definitely a human! According to my research, all humans are greedy, weak, and mean – ah, don’t look at me like that. That certainly doesn’t include you and Yuan Xi…”
Luo XiaoLou looked at 125 wordlessly, then said, “Until Locke leaves, you spy on him for me.”
“So… can I use the internet then?” 125 asked carefully.
“Yes, if Yuan Xi pursues this, I’ll intercede for you,” Luo XiaoLou assured.
“Ahhh, really? Dear, dear, I love you the most.” 125 stammered.
As depressing as it was about Locke, Luo XiaoLou decided to take a trip to the lab and make some Energy Boxes. After the second test, was it the war? The ship consumed a tremendous amount of energy, and Luo XiaoLou was ready to make more for emergencies.
As Luo XiaoLou appeared in the corridor, Yuan Xi watched him turn a corner until he bumped into Luo ShaoTian, then he turned off the monitor with a grimace and looked up at Captain Kent across the room to continue what he had just said.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned when he saw Luo ShaoTian, but it was Luo ShaoTian who greeted him with a nod first. Luo XiaoLou didn’t want to be associated with Father Luo, but he had a better impression of Luo ShaoTian than the others.
He smiled and side-stepped, intending to let Luo ShaoTian pass by first. But to Luo XiaoLou’s embarrassment, Luo ShaoTian kept walking nonchalantly, almost walking straight alongside him.
Luo XiaoLou thought that Luo ShaoTian was probably going to the physical training room next to the lab. By the time he reached the lab, Luo XiaoLou was quietly relieved that he could finally end the silent scene.
As he was about to open the door, Luo ShaoTian’s voice suddenly came out, “I think, you better stay away from that Locke.”
As Luo XiaoLou turned back in surprise, he found that Luo ShaoTian had already walked away without looking back.
A creature like his brother was really very…strange. Luo XiaoLou watched Luo ShaoTian’s back for a moment and went into the lab.
That night, when Yuan Xi returned, he helped Luo XiaoLou change the shield on his wrist to automatically open when he encountered an attack.
Seeing Luo XiaoLou staring at him, Yuan Xi immediately said awkwardly, “You were supposed to take care of your own safety when you weren’t around me, but I can’t believe you didn’t think of all this.”
“…Thanks.” Luo XiaoLou said still with a smile on his face, now that he could understand some of Yuan Xi’s actions a little better.
This ‘thank you’ made Yuan Xi hold back his next fierce words.
Luo XiaoLou was flattered by the fact that Yuan Xi had been sleeping so soundly for the past two nights, except when he ate, where he would give him depressing glances, his behavior was simply touching.
On the third day, they finally arrived at Landa Planet.
To their dismay, the ship’s monitoring system was no longer useful once they entered the atmosphere. It was even worse than during the second test.
It was now night time on Landa Planet, and Landa Planet’s night time hours were horribly long. To be on the safe side, Captain Kent parked the ship in mid-air and sent two soldiers down to find out what was going on.
The two soldiers were sent down with a detective device, but the images that came back were so gray that there was nothing to do but wait for the two men to return. Luckily, the communicator was still working, and the two soldiers had been able to make contact.
Half an hour later, the two men rejoined the ship and reported, “There’s land down there, a lot of small puddles, and no sign of any animals or plants around. There’s a large lake two kilometers away, so it should be safe nearby.”
Yuan Xi discussed with the group and decided to act now. For one thing, the night in Landa Star Domain could be as long as one hundred and fifty hours, and for another, they had been raising their strength for the past two days, and now they were strong in battle and didn’t need to rest.
Kent and Ling Xu stayed on the ship with most of the crew, while Yuan Xi, the two teams, and more than twenty soldiers went to the surface.
However, they soon discovered that their safety didn’t seem so reliable. Because when these men arrived on the surface, a grey mist suddenly rose around them.