Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Something else might be negotiable. This one is absolutely out of the question.” Yuan Xi cut him off, while letting go of Luo XiaoLou to walk outside, feeling like he needed some hard liquor to soothe his nerves and calm down at the same time, lest Luo XiaoLou get domestic abuse from him.
“But – I personally don’t think you can be so poleaxed, in case there’s also a kind or world-saving exotic beast?” Luo XiaoLou’s voice came from far behind him, not giving up as he continued to fight for his life. But Yuan Xi didn’t look like he appreciated his good intentions at all.
Yuan Xi stopped in his tracks, then continued on his way out. Before long, he returned with a cloud over his head, slammed a glass of wine onto the nightstand next to Luo XiaoLou with a thud, then squinted at Luo XiaoLou and said, “So tell me, where’s an exotic beast that’s not at odds with the world?”
Luo XiaoLou cringed and looked at Yuan Xi, moving his lips, not daring to speak.
Suddenly, the bedroom was strangely quiet. Yuan Xi’s communicator beeped, and he turned it on with a grimace.
While Luo XiaoLou was apprehensive, Yuan Xi finished sending the message, turned off his communicator, raised his head and took a large sip of wine, his face softening.
Then Yuan Xi leaned towards Luo XiaoLou and asked pleasantly, “Tell me, where is it? That kind exotic beast.” There was even a smile on Yuan Xi’s face that made Luo XiaoLou’s eyes glaze over a bit.
Luo XiaoLou swallowed, considering if it wouldn’t be too reserved to kiss him now – no, mostly because he had business to attend to! If I kissed you tonight, I wouldn’t be able to do anything.
By now, Luo XiaoLou had unconsciously opened his mouth and said, “Ah, of course…” Right in front of you, could there be a kinder, more honest and more sensible beast than me?
But when the word business came to mind, Luo XiaoLou suddenly perked up and he looked warily at Yuan Xi, “Of course I don’t know. Why do you ask?”
Yuan Xi’s face immediately returned to its normal expression, snorted, leaned back against the bed and said, “Of course, I’ll catch it for you and let you see the exotic beast’s true face. Don’t worry, I will personally interrogate it, and I will definitely let you see its ugly and murderous face underneath its pretty coat.”
I’m not so relieved! Luo XiaoLou stared angrily at Yuan Xi. He actually used the beauty trick! It’s just so damned uncouth!
Luo XiaoLou’s hands were shaking. In case he just shared his identity, would he not be able to stay in bed safely and comfortably, but be skinned by Yuan Xi to see his true face?
Would Yuan Xi really do this to him? It was because of the two people’s feelings for each other that Luo XiaoLou planned to confess. But what is this situation now?
As Luo XiaoLou thought this angrily, his trembling hand reached towards the wine glass that Yuan Xi had slammed on the table. But as soon as he touched the glass, Yuan Xi reached out and pressed his hand against it.
Yuan Xi drank his own glass in one gulp, then drank two thirds of the glass Luo XiaoLou wanted to take before handing it to Luo XiaoLou.
Looking at the stunned Luo XiaoLou, Yuan Xi suddenly said, “There is no way for humans and the exotic beasts to coexist after that war. Spare the exotic beasts? Such words, I want you to only say them to me. If anyone else hears you, they will never forgive you.”
Yuan Xi’s face heaved, “Almost half of the humans killed were innocent in that war. If it wasn’t for an accident later on, or that we had the power to resist, the human race probably would have been made completely extinct. They are completely inhuman and don’t even accept surrender.”
“If you had lived through that war, if you had lost a loved one, you wouldn’t say otherwise,” Yuan Xi said quietly, a chill and a grief deep in his bones radiating around him.
Luo XiaoLou stayed still, thinking of Yuan Xi’s uncle’s family, of Yuan Xi’s brother, who had lost so many loved ones, and remembered the war, and what it had brought.
Yuan Xi’s hatred of the exotic beast seemed unchangeable, and he was partial to being half exotic beast blood.
“I’m sorry, Yuan Xi,” Luo XiaoLou leaned in to try and comfort him, “I didn’t mean anything else, I just thought since they’d practically gone extinct, and that there are only one or two left, that there would be no way to harm the Empire. Instead, you can wait until they show up and attempt to cause harm before you seek to kill them. Besides, it seems cruel to send them to a disembodiment clinic or something.” Luo XiaoLou said with difficulty.
In the end, he justified it for himself. He wanted to tell Yuan Xi, otherwise it wouldn’t be fair to Yuan Xi for him to hide such a secret. But he wasn’t going to say it easily until he convinced Yuan Xi to agree to the second request. Surely it was best to tell Yuan Xi before the wedding, he only had a few days left.
“Wait until you bring me that damn exotic beast that doesn’t do any harm!” Yuan Xi stared up at Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded again. Yuan Xi wasn’t going to give Luo XiaoLou another chance to piss him off as he took the empty wine glass from Luo XiaoLou’s hand and pulled Luo XiaoLou, who was red in the face from drinking the wine, over to him.
“Since you’re done talking, it’s my turn… we need to talk in depth.” Yuan Xi said in a somewhat muffled voice.
The next day when Luo XiaoLou woke up, Yuan Xi had already left and had taken the key with him. Luo XiaoLou rubbed his brow, depressed. It seemed that none of his conditions had been agreed upon, and Yuan Xi had gotten the key and dragged him through half the night under the pretext of talking, which was like losing his wife and his troops.
The good news was, Yuan Xi didn’t seem to suspect him of anything.
At the moment, Yuan Xi was in his office, frowning and looking at the information on the recently appeared exotic beast.
At that moment, the door was knocked twice, and then Rod respectfully walked in.
Yuan Xi said coldly, “You are now to go to the Crossdresser and compile a copy of all the exotic beast data recently caught by the Crossdresser. Remember, don’t attract anyone’s attention.”
Rod immediately said, “Don’t worry, I’ll go right over.”
Luo XiaoLou ate his breakfast in his room and then headed to the studio with 125, the only place where he wouldn’t be disturbed by anyone.
“Mn, let me see. What did your master leave for me?” Luo XiaoLou looked at 125.
125 took out a blue box and said uneasily, “This was left with my weapon and should be for you, as it requires Source of Consciousness power to open. But, there’s no way you can have that much Source of Consciousness power right now. Only when you’re bestial, you might be able to use it a little.”
Luo XiaoLou grimaced, “What does your master mean by this? If I don’t become an exotic beast, I still can’t open the box?” Is this to say that 125’s master’s plan itself qualified him? If he couldn’t complete the beastly transformation, then he wouldn’t be qualified to open the box.
However, he didn’t want to turn into that at all.
125 coughed, “I mean, it’s safer to transform. Why don’t we just try it first?”
Luo XiaoLou took the blue box and tried to input the Source of Consciousness force.
But as soon as he inputted it, he felt a sharp pain in his head, and fell straight down.
Alarmed, 125 immediately ran behind Luo XiaoLou and tried to help him, but due to his height difference, Luo XiaoLou was crushed underneath him.
When Luo XiaoLou woke up again, the first thing he saw was 125’s worried big head. He groaned. Even now, his head still hurt like hell.
125 looked at him nervously and said, “It’s bad. Probably because of your half-human, half-beast special system problem, the blue reagent that Qian Heng injected you with had an aftereffect.”
“What – aftereffect?” Luo XiaoLou grabbed 125 and asked with difficulty. He didn’t want anything to go wrong when it was so hard to get married.
125 was silent for a moment before he said hesitantly, “…Your Source of Consciousness power is slowly diminishing. At this rate, it will probably disappear completely before the wedding starts.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned.
125 reached out his hand and handed over the water, comforting him generously, “Don’t worry, even if you lose your Source of Consciousness power, I won’t abandon you.”
But without the Source of Consciousness Force, could he still be a mecha maker? Luo XiaoLou had put almost all his passion into mecha making. If he couldn’t be a mecha maker in the future, what could he do?
Luo XiaoLou walked back muddled, 125 anxiously stepping on his shoulder, not knowing how to comfort him.
They were almost to Yuan Xi’s bedroom when Luo XiaoLou suddenly heard the maid’s voice on the other passage.
“Did you know the prince of Mantu Planet has also arrived? I heard that he came to attend the wedding ceremony of His Highness Yuan Xi and His Highness Prince Consort.”
“Isn’t that right, I heard that that prince is not only incredibly handsome, but also a genius mecha maker.”
“To put it nicely, how can a prince of a small planet compare to our prince of Imperial Capital? As for genius, in my eyes, His Highness Prince Consort is much more powerful than him. You know, he’s the only one who can open a bio-mecha. Now if it wasn’t for the preparations for the wedding, the old man from the military would have come over and robbed him.”
When this voice spoke, the maids beside him laughed, and the one who started to speak laughed and said, “Isn’t that right? No one can compare to our Prince and Prince Consort.”
“But, you know what, that prince isn’t too impressed with our Prince Consort, and I hear he wants to compare himself to Prince Consort.”