Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Yuan Xi stared tautly at the animal in his hands for a moment, he would never have had such patience before, then felt behind his back with his other hand and pulled out an improvised therapy device.
Yuan Nuo and the others stared in amazement until Yuan Xi placed the animal flat on the stage. Yuan Xi quickly finished treating Luo XiaoLou’s injuries with the device and put it away without letting go of Luo XiaoLou with his other hand.
He unconsciously but harshly rubbed Luo XiaoLou’s chubby body twice, pushing Luo XiaoLou down when he tried to get up, or clutching Luo XiaoLou’s hind legs and squeezing the soft paws under his hand.
No outsider saw what Yuan Xi was doing except for Yuan Nuo, who stared dumbly at his cousin, wondering if this was considered loving or animal cruelty.
“Brother, what are you doing?” Yuan Nuo whispered a reminder.
Yuan Xi was stunned, as if he had just come to his senses. He looked up at Yuan Nuo in confusion and said in dissatisfaction, “What’s wrong? I didn’t do anything.”
Yuan Nuo opened his mouth, stunned, not knowing what to say.
Yuan Xi’s innocence wasn’t faked, he really wasn’t aware of his unseemly actions at all. He was just thinking about things. He was hesitant to use the contract to find Luo XiaoLou. In such a dangerous place, he had to find him as soon as possible. However, Luo XiaoLou had only exhausted his Spiritual Power two days ago. If he used the contract to find Luo XiaoLou, would he cause Luo XiaoLou even more serious damage?
After thinking of this, Yuan Xi suddenly turned around, looked coldly at Qian Heng, and asked, “Are you saying that an exotic beast exists on this floating island?”
At Yuan Xi’s murderous gaze, Qian Heng shrank and said, “There are indeed, I saw them, but I don’t know where they are now.”
Scanning Yuan Xi’s implacable gaze, Qian Heng added, “Perhaps, His Highness Prince Consort was taken by them.”
Yuan Xi’s brow furrowed and his face darkened. He was about to say something when Abel at the door suddenly shouted fearfully, “Oh no, there’s something coming from outside! Look guys, it’s an exotic beast. It must be an exotic beast coming over here!”
Yuan Xi fiercely looked up towards the door, his entire body erupting with bone-deep chills, a fear-inducing smile on his lips, “That’s great, saves me from looking for them.”
He wasn’t going to let those damn exotic beasts take anyone from him again! He’ll kill every exotic beast himself!
After saying that, Yuan Xi took the lead and walked out the door in a murderous rage. Behind him, Yuan Nuo, Yue Shang and others followed with stern faces. Yuan Xi turned around and looked thoughtfully at the small creature on the platform, whose blue eyes were staring intently at the people who were walking outside.
At the same time, Luo ShaoTian noticed two others, Shao Rong, who was following the crowd out, but at an extremely slow pace, while the one who looked extremely weak, Qian Heng, didn’t move at all.
Luo ShaoTian stared coldly at Qian Heng who was looking at the high platform behind him and suddenly said, “You, come out with us.”
Qian Heng was stunned, the expression on his face changed, and asked in surprise, “Why? I can’t do you any favors by going out there and will only cause trouble…”
Luo ShaoTian grunted and didn’t listen to his explanation, walking straight over to Qian Heng’s direction. Shao Rong heard movement from behind, quickly turned, grabbed Qian Heng and said with a smile, “Actually, it’s more reassuring if you go out with us. Let’s go, I’ll take you out.”
Luo ShaoTian looked at the two of them doubtfully for a moment and followed them out at the end.
And the moment he went out, a fat green thing sprang up from behind the stage, quickly picked up Luo XiaoLou, who was still lying on his back, and leaped off the stage, running towards the small door at the back.
What does it mean that another exotic beast was here? Were there so many exotic beasts on the sealed island? But he didn’t feel anything at all. What worried him the most was wondering if Yuan Xi would be hurt…
Luo XiaoLou looked at 125, who was about his size, and felt the urge to cry. No, Yuan Xi would never keep him!
Maybe he’ll just have to stay with 125 from now on and struggle to live the most primitive of animal lives…
Behind the door, there was actually another hall, this one much smaller than the one outside, but more elaborate. In the hall, there was a tall figure standing, but Luo XiaoLou, who was immersed in his painful imagination, didn’t notice.
Instead, 125 saw the man and said, “We must help him transform first.”
“That’s for sure, I didn’t expect that Your Highness would have completed the bestial transformation at such a young age.” A voice with a smile rang out.
Luo XiaoLou froze, then looked up in surprise as he had to raise his neck as much as he could because of the person’s height – so many movements were easy to do since the bestialization.
A pale blue haired beauty looked down at him, his eyes filled with laughter and surprise.
“Cyril?!” Luo XiaoLou shouted in surprise.
Of course, his voice just sounded like he was whimpering a few times. But Cyril laughed, “It’s me, Your Highness. I’m here to pick you up.” Cyril picked Luo XiaoLou up from 125’s back. He reassured Luo XiaoLou as he struggled uneasily, “Don’t worry, you’ll be back soon. But for now, we need to find a quiet place.”
Cyril turned and walked to the middle of the hall. Tapping a few steps with his feet on the intricately embroidered carpet, suddenly there was a slight scuffling sound and the part of the carpet connecting the floor moved left and right at the same time.
A not-so-small entrance was slowly revealed in the middle, and inside was a sloping downward passage, illuminated by glowing gems on both sides.
Cyril held Luo XiaoLou in his arms as he went down the passage first, followed by 125. Before going inside, 125 threw the pieces of Luo XiaoLou’s protective shield on the ground.
After they went inside, the carpet quickly returned to its original state.
Luo XiaoLou peeked down and was shocked to see that the entire staircase was zigzagged and stretched downwards as if there was no end in sight. However, the entire depth of the floating island didn’t seem to be this thick, so where exactly did this corridor connect to?
“Is Your Highness in a hurry? We can go down quickly.” Seemingly sensing Luo XiaoLou’s movement, Cyril asked at once, reaching out to cover Luo XiaoLou’s eyes, and then…
Luo XiaoLou couldn’t feel Cyril’s movements anymore, he didn’t seem to keep walking, but his ears were ringing with the low whistle of the wind as it blew at top speed.
Luo XiaoLou shuddered and ducked his head into Cyril’s arms, what if he fell flat? Does he expect Yuan Xi to raise a crippled animal? In the midst of Luo XiaoLou’s desperate resentment, the excited and strange whistling sound rang in his ears.
Just when Luo XiaoLou thought they would never reach the bottom, he suddenly felt the sensation of descending disappear.
Then the hand that had blindfolded him was removed and Cyril said, “We’re here.”
Luo XiaoLou immediately opened his eyes and looked around. They were in a huge cavern underground, but the bottom was covered with a golden carpet that ran all the way to the left.
Cyril led Luo XiaoLou towards the left, and this time it only took five minutes before they reached their destination.
Here was the end of the cave. There was no carpet in the middle of the whole huge cave, but instead it had a mass of pink stuff, simultaneously like gas and frozen ice crystals. In the middle of the pink stuff were three and a half man-high pedestals, not large enough for even one person to stand on.
Cyril didn’t step onto the pink ground, but said to 125, “We’ll help His Highness transform now.”
125 pulled out a bag from his pocket. Luo XiaoLou looked down and saw that it was the medicine which Locke had given him to heal the Source of Consciousness power. Could he take this now to change back?
Cyril put his hand on Luo XiaoLou’s head, and he felt a strong Source of Consciousness come over him. Luo XiaoLou shrieked and fainted as the heat radiated from his body.
When Luo XiaoLou opened his eyes again, he noticed that 125 was staring at him intensely with his big eyes blinking into his face.
Seeing him open his eyes, he almost jumped in surprise.
Luo XiaoLou felt a pang in his head, but that pain was continuing to subside.
Luo XiaoLou immediately lifted his hands up. No more paws! He looked down at himself again, in his clothes, and Luo XiaoLou was moved almost to tears. At least he could meet Yuan Xi in this form now.
“Your Highness, you don’t need to be nervous. When you master the method of beast transformation later, you will be able to transform into your animal and human forms at any time.” Cyril said comfortingly beside him.
Luo XiaoLou opened his mouth. He didn’t want to bestialize at all! Why did he have to become a big fat animal to be cuddled by Yuan Xi?
“I – Wait. Yuan Xi is still looking for me. I should go tell him-” Luo XiaoLou suddenly said.
Cyril and 125 looked stunned at Luo XiaoLou, who had arrived at such a place and was still only thinking about Yuan Xi, and Cyril said, “Before that, can you hear why I brought you here?”
125 also reassured, “Don’t worry, Yuan Xi will be looking for a while. We can meet up with him later.”
Cyril looked at 125 silently and speechlessly. His Highness is close to humans because he has half human genes. What reason do you as a sacred beast mecha have to be so inclined towards that man. Is it true that if you live in human society for a long time, you will fall?
Luo XiaoLou decided to make quick work of it and asked, “Then why did you bring me here? And Cyril, why are you on this island?”
Cyril helped Luo XiaoLou sit up and then explained, “This island is called the Sealed Island, but in reality, there is a genuine seal surrounding it. I, on the other hand, am the guide of the Sealed Land, and I have been waiting for you to come here.”
Luo XiaoLou looked dumbly at Cyril and asked, “Waiting for me?”
“Yes, you know that Blue Origin Star, where the exotic beasts resided, has exploded, and no exotic beast exists in this world anymore. Perhaps there really were exotic beasts that escaped, but none have ever been revealed in the long human hunt.”
Cyril looked mildly at Luo XiaoLou, “But there is, in fact, a purebred exotic beast that exists in this world. I think you’ve already seen him. Yes, it’s Qian Heng. Like me, he serves this sealed place, but I am the guide and he is the gatekeeper.
“Landa’s sealed land was the last path the exotic beast left for itself when it knew Blue Origin Star would explode.”
At Luo XiaoLou’s surprised expression, Cyril nodded, “Yes, this is the civilization of the exotic beast, otherwise how could the triple obstruction on the periphery be so tight. Don’t you think it’s strange that the meteorite belt in the Landa Domain is a rare spectacle in the universe, and even overturns some of the laws of nature, such as the burning stars in the universe? Because it’s not even naturally occurring, but rather made by an exotic beast.”
“So that’s how it is, but now that humans have come in, you guys…” Luo XiaoLou’s heart surfaced with a trace of guilt, are they unable to keep their secrets? Besides, he was a big help in getting into Landa’s seal.
Cyril shook his head, a proud smile playing on his lips, “It’s useless for anyone to come in, no one can undo the seal except for an exotic beast, they can only take something insignificant with them.”
Luo XiaoLou didn’t know whether to be happy for Cyril and the others or sad for Yuan Xi as he mumbled, “So that’s how it is, then you didn’t lose anything after we left.”
So was Yuan Xi’s mission complete or not? He certainly wasn’t in a hurry for their wedding. In fact, he wasn’t in a hurry at all. He just wondered if the military would acknowledge their completion of the trial when it was so hard to get past Landa’s seal?
“But you’re the only one who can undo the seal now.” Cyril said anxiously. He couldn’t say it without saying it directly. Luo XiaoLou didn’t even have the slightest self-awareness that he still had half an exotic beast bloodline.