Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Rod returned, licked his lips, and whispered in a heartfelt voice, “Oh, yes? Your companion? I thought that since you and this prince hadn’t had a spark of love after spending so much time together, you probably now-“
Yuan Xi put down the information in his hands and coldly interrupted Rod, “What are you talking about stupidly? He has another agenda. I want my big wedding ceremony to go smoothly. You won’t forget his background, right?”
Rod immediately put away the doggerel he had conjured up in his head about the Prince being obsessed with lust, a beautiful mistress on top, and the honest Prince Consort being forced to travel far away from home, and said in surprise, “Background? You mean Xiao Planet? God, I can’t believe I forgot about this.”
Xiao Planet, one of the few small planets that didn’t join the Empire after the dissolution of the Federation, was also the heart of the ruler of the Federation at the time, who had strongly opposed the dissolution of the Federation back then. Now the only planet left of those small planets was Xiao Planet, and in that catastrophe, Xiao had miraculously escaped the exotic beast’s attack.
Yuan Xi snorted and said with narrowed eyes, “He’s just trying to mess up my wedding under the guise of being bright and honest.”
“Then what do you think should be done about this? Should I send someone to keep an eye on him?” Rod said.
“No, just give him an open and honest reason to go back.” Yuan Xi said with a disgusted face.
Rod bent down to listen to the prince’s orders and then left, recording them one by one. At the same time, in his heart, he silently mourned for that talented and handsome prince. His Highness Yuan Xi was getting more and more abominable.
Luo XiaoLou did not respond to the open challenge, and people at the Imperial Capital were beginning to wonder if Luo XiaoLou was afraid of the competition. Some people even came out and called for the prince consort to admit defeat since it was better than hiding away.
However, no one paid any attention to them, and no one from the palace gave any explanation.
Luo XiaoLou was not even seen until three days before the wedding, when he accompanied the King, Queen and Yuan Xi at a grand banquet at the palace.
At the time, all the party-goers couldn’t help but spy on the commoner Prince Consort.
Luo XiaoLou kept a proper smile on his face, resisting the urge to look for a place to slack off. He’d been so busy these past few days. He had no idea that a wedding required learning so much etiquette!
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes darted to Feng JiaLing from time to time, and he couldn’t imagine that His Majesty the Queen had also studied this kind of thing back then.
Mr. Butler genuinely reassured him, “In fact, His Majesty the Queen really did study.” Although he had destroyed the kitchen…
After His Majesty King’s speech, and while Yuan Xi was being pestered, Luo XiaoLou planned to find a place to rest, or have something to eat and look at the beauties or something. There were quite a few beauties dressed up for today’s banquet. As soon as he turned around, Luo XiaoLou was stopped by a man.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned and looked up at the person in front of him, blond hair and green eyes, with a proud and reserved demeanor.
The person said, “Your Highness Prince Consort, I’m Prince Yupo of Xiao Planet. I know you’re also a maker for mecha, I’ve always been interested in you and would like to ask for your advice.”
Luo XiaoLou sized up Yupo in front of him. This is that prince? He was indeed a beauty, but for some reason, this one felt very familiar to him.
“This is Abel,” 125 secretly reminded Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, Abel was actually a prince. Luo XiaoLou recalled the anxious look on Yue Shang’s face when Abel was dragged into the water. Does Yue Shang know Abel’s true identity?
Thinking this to himself, Luo XiaoLou’s mouth didn’t move as he murmured, “Advice from me is not great. I’m very average and there are many more powerful people in the Empire than me.”
Yupo smiled, still stopped in front of Luo XiaoLou, his eyes focused on Luo XiaoLou, and said, “Why are you so polite, Your Highness Prince Consort? I heard that you had a video in front of the media, which was stunning at the time. I’m sure everyone will want to see it for themselves, and for that reason, I’ve prepared a copy of the material especially for you. I wonder if you’d be so kind as to open our eyes?”
Luo XiaoLou’s face was pale. What’s wrong with Abel, targeting him at every turn? This was not an academic conference, but a banquet at the palace, and with his status, would he act like a fool?
As Yupo continued to block Luo XiaoLou, most of the attention in the hall was drawn to them. Who didn’t know these two were up against each other these days. And, by comparison, it seemed that Yupo suited their prince better than Luo XiaoLou. Even if Yupo wasn’t good enough, wouldn’t Yue Shang be more suitable? Looking at this, everyone’s minds had already turned many times.
Just as Luo XiaoLou wanted to refuse, he suddenly felt a weight on his shoulder and glanced at Yuan Xi’s expensive suit. For some unknown reason, he was in a hurry.
Sure enough, Prince Yupo suddenly smiled, making one feel brighter and brighter. His voice even rang clearer as he spoke to Yuan Xi, “Your Highness, I was just asking Prince Consort for advice on mecha manufacturing. I assume you would be willing to support our academic exchange.”
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was burning. This guy purposely skipped over the fact that he wanted him to make it on site.
Yuan Xi raised his eyebrows and pressed Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder, who wanted to speak, and then said with a smile, “Yeah? I certainly don’t object.”
Yupo was delighted, and was about to say something, when a man suddenly emerged from the surrounding crowd, hurriedly walked up to the three of them, and said to Yupo, “Your Highness, it’s bad. There’s news from the kingdom. Your father is seriously ill. Please return to the country immediately.”
Yupo’s face immediately turned pale, he looked incredulously at the man, “How is this possible?”
“Of course, I personally received the message and have already spoken to Her Majesty the Queen.” The man explained, as the banquet hall was shielded from the communicators of the other participants except for the master of the palace or those with certain privileges, so he could only come over to report in person.
Yuan Xi sighed at the right time, “In that case, the competition will have to be postponed. With something like this, your mentality will definitely be affected, and Luo XiaoLou won’t be willing to take advantage of you. Besides, your parents’ health is important, and I don’t think Prince Yupo is in the mood to compete at a time like this.”
Only then did Yupo think about the challenge. He had just gotten the news and his whole body was blinded. He stared at Luo XiaoLou and had to say, “It’s a pity, it seems that I’ll have to consult with His Highness Prince Consort next time.”
After saying that, Yupo paled as he walked towards Yuan Lie and Feng JiaLing, explained his sudden departure, and after saying goodbye, immediately went outside. He shook his head slightly as he passed Yue Shang and Su Lan with his head down.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the dramatic scene and couldn’t help but say, “… It’s really time.”
Yuan Xi hugged him as he walked to the middle and echoed, “Of course, it’s still unfortunate.”
Yuan Xi took a glance at the message from Rod on the communicator, that the kind of drug from the Military Intelligence that could give the illusion of serious illness had had the desired effect of giving the old King the illusion of having such an illness for ten days, and he was unlikely to make it back.
Satisfied, he shut off the communicator, and Yuan Xi said to Luo XiaoLou, “My dear, I saw you learning ballroom dancing the other day. Would it be my pleasure to ask you for a dance?”
Luo XiaoLou was helplessly led by Yuan Xi to start dancing, thinking that he’d be more impressed if he’d asked more sincerely and at least given him time to respond.
But it had been a perfect time for this guy to come over.
Luo XiaoLou, dressed in a short, slim-fit blouse and trousers of the same color prepared for him by the butler, looked soft and expensive, and as he was dancing with the taller Yuan Xi in his arms, was a sight to behold.
The eyes of the surrounding people changed again and again. Those young boys and girls were more admiring and envious, even if they didn’t talk about Yuan Xi’s status, they were willing to marry him for that kind of appearance!
But now apparently they could only find a way to be lovers…
As the party ended, Luo XiaoLou pretended to be unconcerned as he walked back, “So many beauties, and you’ve never thought of them?”
Yuan Xi was stunned, “Really? I didn’t notice. I was only concerned about watching out for you stepping on my foot.”
Luo XiaoLou’s face flushed and he said with a cough, “It’s not my fault. I’ve never danced a female step and you wouldn’t let a man teach me how to dance.” In fact the female teacher said she would teach him the female step, but Luo XiaoLou had sternly refused.
With two days to go before the wedding, Luo XiaoLou had a lot to learn, and occasionally, during breaks, he was dragged by the butler to try on clothes. In comparison, Yuan Xi’s leisure time was limitless.
The butler could only cover for the Yuan family again, “His Highness learned when he was a child.” Mainly because husbands had to learn a lot less than wives, but it’s better not to say such things…
When the wedding was the next day, Yuan Xi finally received the details that Rod had compiled for him.
He scanned the document in his hand. The person who escaped from the different accommodation back then was called Lai Lan, and his whereabouts, only after Rod used all the power in Yuan Xi’s hands, was discovered that he had escaped and mysteriously disappeared near Be’a Galaxy.
And on the same day, passing through Be’a Galaxy were the ships of the Consortium Qi, General Luo’s family, and a passenger-carrying civilian ship. Back then, all three ships were closely inspected, and only after finding nothing were they released a week later.
The half-beast, however, had disappeared completely, and it was rumored that he had died in the storm back then.
But, looking at the Luo family, Yuan Xi’s eyebrows suddenly jumped.
He tapped the fingers of his left hand on the table, before suddenly flipping out the information about Luo XiaoLou that he had previously had investigated. His mother, Ms. Jin, was short-sighted and had abandoned her son to enter the Luo family. His father was Luo Chengyun, an extremely outstanding Major General, whose private life was not as rigorous as his work. He had married the Feng family’s only daughter, and also had a mistress named Li Qing outside, and even that year’s maid, Ms. Jin, had climbed into his bed.
When he first saw this file, Yuan Xi made up his mind that since Luo XiaoLou’s family had abandoned him, he would definitely protect Luo XiaoLou properly. In fact, while Yuan Xi was heartbroken, he was even happier that he could have all of Luo XiaoLou’s feelings to himself. However, when he saw the information again today, Yuan Xi looked at Li Qing’s name and suddenly frowned.
Li Qing, the information showed that this woman was very low profile, never even went to the hospital. The hospital did not have any of her blood data. Luo Chengyun and her dealings were also very strange. At that time, he only paid attention to people related to Luo XiaoLou, and did not care about this woman. Now it seemed a bit strange, her surname was Li, could she be the descendant of that half-beast from back then?
Li Qing died very early, and her son was brought back to the Luo residence by Luo Cheng Yun. While Ms. Jin was originally Li Qing’s maid, Luo XiaoLou was Ms. Jin’s son, and Luo XiaoLou had now bizarrely begun to favor the beasts overtly and covertly…
Luo XiaoLou only had this weird change after he returned from Landa’s sealed island. What had he gone through? When he thought of this, Yuan Xi’s head suddenly began to hurt violently, and his hand on the table clenched hard, but he couldn’t control the unbearable pain.
Yuan Xi lowered his head, holding his head with one hand. Yuan Xi’s headache had disappeared, but his face was even worse, his eyes were filled with anger, coldness, and even sadness.
He remembered the scene where Luo XiaoLou left when he was mind-controlled.
Luo XiaoLou had broken his grip, kissed him and turned to leave.
At that time too, with the same intense pain from fighting back as he had today, he looked back at Luo XiaoLou until he swiftly, without looking back, walked down the long hallway.
Then, as Luo XiaoLou turned the corner, he had looked back at him.
For the first time in his life, he was angry, helpless, even with a plea in his eyes, he wanted Luo XiaoLou to stay.
It would be too dangerous for him to leave.
But after looking at him for a moment, Luo XiaoLou decided to leave.
He forgot about that moment after that, but now, he remembered all of it.
Yuan Xi’s hand on the table trembled as he touched his chest. His head didn’t hurt anymore, but there was a place where an even more intense pain had started – one that made his soul feel miserable.
Luo XiaoLou was indeed headed for the exotic beast, and on the island where the exotic beast was sealed, he was the only one who couldn’t be controlled, and he could even leave him at will. Yuan Xi was covered in icy coldness, and the eyes that looked at Li Qing’s name were filled with anger and hatred.
This damned half-beast must have compelled Luo XiaoLou’s mother, Ms. Jin. Then influenced by Ms. Jin, Luo XiaoLou was also inclined to the exotic beast, and even Ms. Jin might not be as stupid as she looked, she might have been the exotic beast from the beginning, and entered the Luo family only to protect Li Qing’s son.
However, she obviously failed in her purpose and was killed by the Luo family shortly afterwards.
What about Luo XiaoLou? He’s still helping the exotic beast to this day! He even made him two offers like that!
The glass in Yuan Xi’s hand shattered instantly, and Rod, who was about to knock on the door, suddenly felt a great chill and murderous aura, hesitated for a moment, and turned away.
On the night before his marriage, Luo XiaoLou was going to try one last time in order to come clean before the wedding. But as soon as he made the first move, Yuan Xi suddenly turned off the lights and pushed him down on the bed, kissing him.
He didn’t give him a chance to speak at all. But it didn’t feel like a lingering kiss at all, and it had a certain finality to it.
Yuan Xi’s actions were also much rougher than usual. Luo XiaoLou wondered before passing out, will he remember the steps the housekeeper had instructed him to take tomorrow?
In the early hours of the morning, Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou sleeping with blood in his eyes, he reached out his hand several times and then retracted it, no, he couldn’t. He couldn’t let anything delay the wedding. He couldn’t let anything delay the wedding, he could wait until the wedding was over and then make Luo XiaoLou explain everything.
No matter who Luo XiaoLou turned to, he would have to turn to him later.
The day of their wedding, Luo XiaoLou was woken up by the maid, who hadn’t seen Yuan Xi.
Luo XiaoLou got dressed in his suit with the busy but methodical help of a group of people, and although he was severely sleep deprived, the excitement of marrying Yuan Xi in a few hours dispelled all sleepiness.
He was even a little nervous. Luo XiaoLou looked uneasily into the mirror.
Mr. Butler immediately smiled and said, “Your Highness Prince Consort, His Highness Xi will fall in love with you all over again.”
…You’re so romantic, but I was thinking of confessing right after I got married, so as long as he doesn’t hunt me down in anger, all is well.
Luo XiaoLou walked nervously outside, thinking he would make a lot of mistakes, but in fact he remembered every etiquette very well.
On his way to the red carpet leading up to the platform, Luo XiaoLou looked up and saw Yuan Xi dressed in white clothing, and although he couldn’t see his face, he just felt that he was so good – so good that it made him scream with fascination.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded, and tripped over his feet.
A hand quickly helped him, and when Luo XiaoLou hurriedly thanked him, the owner of the hand didn’t let go, but helped him to walk forward.
The people around him didn’t even stop him. Luo XiaoLou turned his head in shock, it was Luo ShaoTian…
As soon as Luo XiaoLou’s hand moved away, Luo ShaoTian grabbed his hand hard.
“It’s okay, you don’t look well. I’ll help you over.” Luo ShaoTian said calmly.
He didn’t know if it was because they knew of their relationship, but no one objected. Luo XiaoLou was helped up the platform by Luo ShaoTian. Luo ShaoTian then placed Luo XiaoLou’s hand in Yuan Xi’s.
At that moment, Luo XiaoLou shivered nervously, but blissfully.
He and Yuan Xi were finally a legal couple.
Luo XiaoLou could feel Yuan Xi’s nervousness as well, and Yuan Xi kept staring at him, clutching his hand hard. Finally, the two were blessed by His Majesty the King and Queen, all the guests were clapping and celebrating, and there was an amazing cannon salute outside.
They left in a huge hover car amidst the cheers of countless people in the Imperial Capital.
Two men in mid-air, one with his face hidden in the shadows, said coldly, “Will you please proceed? Their wedding is almost over!”
Another voice grunted, “It’s so far away. I have to be close enough to influence him.”
The wedding didn’t really end until that evening.
Yuan Xi got out of the hover car, looked deeply at Luo XiaoLou, shook the hand they always held together hard, and said, “Wait for me for a moment. We’ll go back together.”
Luo XiaoLou nodded and walked with the flower boy, 125, towards the palace.
125 looked around and said, “When are you going to tell him? You’ll be going on your honeymoon soon.”
Luo XiaoLou thought of the honeymoon and started laughing again, and mouthed, “I’ll have to think-” Suddenly, Luo XiaoLou said, “I feel so hot, is it because I’m so excited?”
125 yawned, “I think I’m going to die today with you guys tossing me around.”
“So I’ll tell him when we go on our honeymoon. No, I’ll tell him now, that’s what I was ready for last night.” Luo XiaoLou mumbled, finally deciding.
Luo XiaoLou looked around to see that no one was around, took a deep breath, turned on the communicator, saw Yuan Xi connected, looked nervously into Yuan Xi’s eyes, and said, “Yuan Xi, I, I want to tell you something.”
Yuan Xi was silent for two seconds and said, “I want to talk to you too, wait until I get back.”
Luo XiaoLou shook his head and said frantically, “No, when you come back, I won’t have the courage to tell you, I just want to tell you. I-“
Luo XiaoLou felt hotter and hotter, but he suspected he was too nervous and he decided to make it quick, “I’ll tell you but I want you to understand me and forgive me. I haven’t been brave enough to tell you that actually, I’m half human and half exotic beast blood.”
In the distance, a man turned to the man beside him and said, “It’s done. He’ll be transformed soon. You can bring someone over now.”