Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi in surprise and asked warily, “What do you… want to talk about?” Did Yuan Xi find something? But he never showed it, ah. Luo XiaoLou thought and the more he thought about it, the paler his face became.
He had just done half a day’s psychological construction, and it collapsed in less than two seconds under the gaze of Yuan Xi’s eyes, which were so harsh that they seemed to see through people’s hearts.
Yuan Xi was also stunned when he saw Luo XiaoLou’s defensive look as he glared at him, his hand reaching out to Luo XiaoLou hesitantly. Did he have a fierce look on his face? But he had done his best to be pleasant.
Perhaps tonight wasn’t the right night to talk about that issue. Yuan Xi changed his plan to politely ask his second question first, and the one he valued most, “I was trying to talk to you about – our contract.” At that point, Yuan Xi stared at Luo XiaoLou intently, his hand squeezing the cup on the nightstand with some force.
Luo XiaoLou pushed his heart that had been raised to his throat back into his stomach and quietly relaxed, asking with less interest, “Oh, the slave contract?” Because of the sudden relaxation, Luo XiaoLou didn’t notice Yuan Xi’s tension.
Yuan Xi hesitated and said, “Actually, it’s not technically a slave contract. It has another name… I mean, I want to talk to you about the obligations and responsibilities that this contract requires us to fulfill.” Really he mostly wanted to tell Luo XiaoLou about that contract, and how everything they had was shared, but before that, Yuan Xi felt he should take the opportunity to demand something.
Luo XiaoLou replied as he began to gather up the clothes that needed to be washed that Yuan Xi had tossed by the bed, “My dear, you may speak now, I have been listening carefully.” There were many servants in the palace, and they could have been served very comfortably. But tragically, the first time they had stayed here, Yuan Xi had solemnly declared to Mr. Butler, in front of Luo XiaoLou, that no one could enter his room, except when he and Luo XiaoLou were away.
He had no choice but to clean up after them.
Hey, Yuan Xi has been acting more and more like a fierce cat lately, with a very strong sense of territory.
125, hiding behind a door, saw Luo XiaoLou’s movements, immediately ran out, handed Luo XiaoLou his small clothes, and then disappeared behind the door again.
Yuan Xi’s face darkened and he said angrily, “I think this is very important! Shouldn’t you pay more attention to me? You sit on the bed!”
“But your clothes also have to be washed, ah? Okay, I’ll be right over.” Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi’s increasingly ugly face and sat back on the bed, taking a serious stance. “You can talk now.”
“Mn, let’s start with the responsibilities and duties. You have to massage me every day, cook for me every day, and preferably learn how to bake a cake – I’ve said this several times. Of course, you’re still my mecha maker, you’re to help me make Energy Boxes, overhaul mecha, and trust me unconditionally that I can protect you. You can’t lie to me, and especially you can’t run away from ……mn, that’s all I can think of right now, but I’ll feel free to add more later when I have thought of it.” Yuan Xi said with intent, hoping Luo XiaoLou would pick up on his hints.
“I think that you’re perfectly free to remove that word ‘the,’ it seems to be entirely my responsibility and duty and has nothing to do with you.” Luo XiaoLou said indignantly, “and I’ve always done all those things, well, I won’t run away from home again.”
“Then I’ll continue-“
“You wait! I think it’s better if I speak first.” Luo XiaoLou firmly interrupted Yuan Xi, feeling that if he continued to consume time like this, he wouldn’t be able to muster the courage to talk to Yuan Xi tonight.
Yuan Xi stared blankly at Luo XiaoLou, although he had said part of it, the rest of the Sacred Blood Contract was the point ah. However, looking at Luo XiaoLou’s open-minded look, Yuan Xi decided to be generous and let the little slave go, after all, they were about to get married and he wanted Luo XiaoLou to be happier and happier.
“Here’s the thing, back on the Island of Landa’s Seal,” Luo XiaoLou said, looking intently into Yuan Xi’s eyes and taking a breath, “There – you got two white boxes that I’ve opened for you, and inside were bio-mecha, which it’s amazing, but I’ll add – er, not only did you guys get something, but I actually got one too.”
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou with a blank expression and finally suddenly reached out and pulled Luo XiaoLou over.
Luo XiaoLou was shocked, thinking Yuan Xi wanted to punch someone, and immediately lowered his head, but as a result, Yuan Xi leaned over and kissed Luo XiaoLou directly on the cheek.
Luo XiaoLou looked up at Yuan Xi with confusion. But he hadn’t said he got anything ah.
Yuan Xi gazed at Luo XiaoLou in his arms. Even though he was scared and couldn’t react, he still grabbed his sleeve, intending to hide beside him. So weak, so good, so needy of him, Yuan Xi suddenly had that sour feeling in his heart again. It had happened often since he met Luo XiaoLou, which was enough to show that Luo XiaoLou trusted him deeply and clung to him!
Although he was the only one willing to accept Luo XiaoLou, Yuan Xi still felt that no one could compare to Luo XiaoLou. Of course he wouldn’t let Luo XiaoLou know that, he only needed to know the previous sentence.
Luo XiaoLou touched his face and looked at the giggling Yuan Xi, asking unsurely, “What the hell are you doing? Aren’t we talking about business?”
Yuan Xi returned and said proudly and smugly, “I just thought you should develop this good habit of knowing to discuss things with me and giving your things to your man.” Saying that, aiming at the fair skin under Luo XiaoLou’s collar, his hands started to be less honest. Since going to Landa’s seal, under the weight of crisis, they were almost always in a tense state of mind. It had been a long time since they had done… this and that. The little slave must have wanted it so badly…
Luo XiaoLou pushed away Yuan Xi who had a lustful grin on his face, gathered his pajamas together, and took the key to the Space out of his collection box.
Yuan Xi’s face only grew serious when he saw the key that looked like a longsword, “A space?!”
Luo XiaoLou nodded hesitantly, and Yuan Xi took it over to confirm it, though he hadn’t reached the location of the space and didn’t know what was in it. But the things in the otherworldly space were great riches, if not completely unusable.
“Where did you get this kind of thing, and does anyone else know?” Yuan Xi was silent for a few seconds and asked.
“No, it’s just you.” Luo XiaoLou lowered his head and whispered, “I – I took it directly to you.”
Yuan Xi was startled, but he quickly lifted Luo XiaoLou’s head with his hand and said, “You know, give it to me and I’ll use it for something. Giving it to me is the same as you giving this space to the Empire.”
“Of course, I know very well. It’s a good thing, isn’t it? I just hope that while you accept it, you’ll grant me two requests – no, one request.”
Yuan Xi laughed, staring fascinated at the key in his hand, “I want to go to the space right now. You have no idea what a surprise that brings me. What request? You know I rarely refuse you.”
Luo XiaoLou stole a glance at Yuan Xi and mustered up the courage to say, “First of all, I hope the Empire doesn’t initiate an aggressive war against those beast planets.”
Yuan Xi looked incredulously at Luo XiaoLou, “I don’t understand why you’re asking this, but are you running a fever? Why do you think humans wage wars of aggression against beasts? For years, it’s been the beasts that have been waging war on us, and they don’t even have to look for any reason to run loose on the human-inhabited planet to grab resources and even kill people. Like when we went to the asteroid and that one bug beast attacked you out of the blue, and one dragged you away in the middle of the night and we all almost died! Are you saying that I can’t touch it unless in a crisis where your life is threatened? I’m sorry, but I can’t.”
Under Yuan Xi’s gaze, Luo XiaoLou’s momentum instantly vanished by half, but he retorted with forced composure, “I didn’t say you couldn’t touch it! I just – I mean – If the Beast Planet doesn’t come to invade humans, then we don’t have to invade them either.” Actually the first bug beast had been completely wronged…
Yuan Xi said with a serious face, “I don’t think your hypothesis is valid. The form is already like this, the strongest will prevail. If the beasts are more powerful than the humans, they may not be satisfied with their territory at any time, either because they desire resources, or territory, or even food. They’ll expand to take over our Planet. The same goes for humans. If we want to escape that fate, we must grow.”
Finally, Yuan Xi asked aggressively, “So, you’re saying that humans shouldn’t develop? Instead, should we wait to be eliminated? Or, in the next war, the Empire is completely wiped out?”
“Of course…not.” Luo XiaoLou had to agree with what Yuan Xi had said, he didn’t think it was too much to ask, but he also had no way of refuting what Yuan Xi had said.
Luo XiaoLou scanned the key in Yuan Xi’s hand and thought about what Feng JiaLing had told him tonight, that Yuan Xi was horribly stubborn in some ways. He couldn’t believe that he hadn’t immediately realized that he’d have a hard time convincing Yuan Xi.
As it turned out, not only had he failed to complete his mission, he’d set himself on fire…
“So what did you just say? I think you need to explain why you gravitate towards those things.” Yuan Xi frowned at Luo XiaoLou and yanked the man back hard as Luo XiaoLou shrank back.
“I’m not supporting them.” Luo XiaoLou refuted immediately. He didn’t want to carry that burden, in fact he was more supportive towards the humans. He had given Yuan Xi the materials precisely because he didn’t want them to face a sudden catastrophe in the near future.
“So is this what you’ve always thought, or has someone instilled it in you? I mean beasts shouldn’t create such damn thoughts.” Yuan Xi wondered softly, with an unusually dangerous smile on his lips.
Luo XiaoLou licked his lips, “No, I don’t have any ideas. I’m with you every day, who can instill ideas in me. I don’t understand what you’re talking about, and in fact I don’t need to. It’s none of my business how the empire is supposed to grow, as long as it stays strong and invincible and allows me to be a small citizen in peace.”
“Look, Yuan Xi, I really don’t have any ideas towards the beasts. I’m bringing up this idea because I got a bad feeling after I arrived at Landa’s seal. I felt that there might be other forces between humans and the beasts. Don’t you think it’s weird that the exotic beasts perished overnight back then?”
Yuan Xi narrowed his eyes and stared at Luo XiaoLou suspiciously.
Luo XiaoLou continued with difficulty, “I don’t really care if you go killing beasts or if you want to dominate the universe, I have no objections – you won’t listen anyway. The reason I propose not to initiate a war in the near future is because I feel that the human race may be in danger in the near future. I just want you to conserve your strength.” Meanwhile the beasts were able to conserve their strength.
After saying that, Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi expectantly, hoping that Yuan Xi would believe him, even though he himself felt that what he said was very unreliable.
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou doubtfully, “What do you mean by danger?”
Luo XiaoLou hesitated, a little frustrated and impatient, “I haven’t figured it out yet, but trust me, I feel something there.” Luo XiaoLou defended dejectedly. It was true, these were the fragments of memories he saw when he opened the seal. The exotic beast’s memories and the humans were on completely different sides. They were proud, exclusive and powerful enough to be the masters of all the star fields. But something small and insignificant constantly offended their pride and dared to design them, which was intolerable.
Those memories were intermittent, but Luo XiaoLou felt that something was wrong. Until the final day of the exotic beast’s catastrophe, when Luo XiaoLou was shocked by the scene – it was unlikely to be a power that humans could possess. And at the end of those moments, the legacy of the exotic beast gave him a warning, ‘Be careful’. At that moment, Luo XiaoLou was strangely aware of a cold, malicious gaze behind him and Cyril as he opened the seal, and it wasn’t Qian Heng, or even the exotic beast – it couldn’t have been 125.
Luo XiaoLou thought of the same cold and cataclysmic feeling the catastrophe had brought to that part of his exotic beast’s bloodline. It was the force that had not been discovered by the exotic beast or the humans.
That last warning, ‘Watch out’ – watch out for what? Were those last two words blank because it had been too late to write, or was there some other reason? If such a third party power existed and had been eyeing them, would humans and beasts encounter an even greater disaster if they didn’t hurry up and develop? The exotic beasts which had been so prolific back then were already all lying quietly inside the tomb-like seal.
Luo XiaoLou, who had wanted to reseal the resources, changed his mind at that moment. He divided the space into three and deliberately delayed. He had hoped that Yuan Xi would come soon.
Cyril immediately summoned the beasts waiting in the passage to protect him, and that’s why Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to play dead with 125.
The malicious presence didn’t follow Cyril away in the end, but stayed focused on Luo XiaoLou.
It didn’t disappear completely until Yuan Xi appeared.
It was only a momentary sensation, and Luo XiaoLou also doubted whether that dangerous presence was his illusion. But those fragments of memories, that cataclysmic ending, that chilling warning, all told him that there must be another power, and Luo XiaoLou didn’t want to bet that it didn’t exist, so he made that decision.
Even if he was biased, a lot of the materials held by the exotic beasts had been taken from humans. He had no choice in this extinction, he had to make the beasts and humans grow quickly. It was hard to say who was right and who was wrong in that war. After all, it looked like there were numerous doubts about the war itself now. He wasn’t a big man. He couldn’t make better judgments. Besides, in this life plus his original life, he had never even been in a fight – Yuan Xi and Josa had avoided that.
As Luo XiaoLou thought all this in a cold sweat, Yuan Xi suddenly asked, “And if I don’t, you won’t agree to give me the key?”
Luo XiaoLou returned to his senses and gave Yuan Xi a blank look, “How is that possible? I’ve told you, it’s just a side request after you’ve been given it, not a threat. Besides, the development and disaster of humans and beasts really isn’t something I can fit into my head, and it’s none of my business at all. But it is something you should consider carefully.” He would have to communicate with Cyril sometime. The feeling of crisis brought to him by the third party force was too scary a feeling to be taken lightly.
The reason Luo XiaoLou wasn’t being forceful was because he knew that Yuan Xi would never accept a threat, and there was a greater chance that he would be counter-threatened…
“What about your second request? Does it also have nothing to do with you?” Yuan Xi snorted and asked sarcastically.
Luo XiaoLou, who was selfless and self-sacrificing, he was praising himself so in his heart, blushed and stammered, “Dang, of course! The second request, is that I want you to withdraw the exotic beast’s chase.” He said it! He really said it!
By the time Luo XiaoLou said this, Yuan Xi, who was giving a lot of face tonight, had gone completely black.
“I feel as if you’re challenging my tolerance tonight.”