Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When Luo XiaoLou woke up again, he found Yuan Xi leaning against him with his eyes closed. Almost as soon as Luo XiaoLou woke up, Yuan Xi opened his eyes and looked at him.
Luo XiaoLou was slow to look back for a few seconds, and the first thing he saw in the sunlight was the open collar of Yuan Xi’s white housecoat, revealing his white, fair chest, along with beautiful muscle lines, and then down to the abs, which should be laid bare, but were blocked by Yuan Xi’s arms.
He didn’t know what was wrong with him lately, he couldn’t help himself, he even wanted to touch them. Well, maybe it was because they were still newlyweds, a man must be fresh for a while; or maybe it was because of Yuan Xi’s beastly behavior last night that brought him great joy. Finally, Luo XiaoLou’s eyes met Yuan Xi’s calm and patient gaze.
Luo XiaoLou’s face burned, and he realized with hindsight that it wasn’t his own imagination, that Yuan Xi must have understood the meaning of his revealing gaze! Luo XiaoLou coughed and greeted dryly, “…Hi. Good morning.”
Then Luo XiaoLou remembered that he still had a lot to explain to Yuan Xi, and the thought of it made Luo XiaoLou feel a little frightened, and he suddenly felt as if today’s weather wasn’t as good as he thought it was.
“Go wash up. Then we’ll set off.” Yuan Xi looked at him for a moment and suddenly said, as if he had forgotten about yesterday’s interrogation. Then Yuan Xi paused for two seconds and asked hesitantly, “Can you…transform…at will now?” It was probably the content of the question that caused Yuan Xi’s face to look a bit unpleasant.
Luo XiaoLou immediately answered obediently, “I think I can? I thought… you’d prefer me to stay in this form.”
Yuan Xi gave Luo XiaoLou a cold stare and grabbed him before Luo XiaoLou could shrink back, “That’s for sure. But right now, we’re going out of town and you don’t have a District D ID card. You’ll just have to look stupid first, and when we get back, I’ll get you a permit to enter the city.”
Luo XiaoLou, sore all over, tugged against Yuan Xi. The familiar, strong embrace made him feel cared for and safe, and he had thought he’d never be able to be with Yuan Xi again. But the truth was, last night they had only made up for a passionate and beautiful wedding night.
“That, if you don’t mind, I can turn into my beast form when I enter and exit the city gates, so that I can pay one less energy stone per day. When we have enough energy stones, I’ll apply for permission to enter the city.” Luo XiaoLou suggested carefully, feeling that Yuan Xi had already worked hard enough, not to mention the fact that they now had an extra old man.
Yuan Xi stared angrily at Luo XiaoLou and cut him off, “This is the last time, I don’t want to see that animal again! Do you think I can’t even feed you? Even when you were an animal, I raised you well! You’ve gained at least three pounds in those days! I can carry you out!”
“…” Luo XiaoLou shrank back in embarrassment. He couldn’t exercise all day, because he was carried around by the neck and held and stuffed with duck every day! What’s so strange about being fatter? Besides, why doesn’t he mention how much hair he’s lost…
When Luo XiaoLou woke up, he had been surprised to find that 125 had prepared a full set of clothes for him, including underwear, and began to wonder if 125 did not give him them on purpose last night. Given that Yuan Xi was nearby, he could only give up the idea of interrogating 125 immediately.
While getting dressed, Luo XiaoLou discovered that the collar around his neck was gone, and thought with relief that it looked like Yuan Xi had recovered his humanity after his beastly night last night.
After Luo XiaoLou washed up and had breakfast, it was almost ten in the morning. He had delayed Yuan Xi for at least two to three hours. Recovering from his guilt, Luo XiaoLou realized that Yuan Xi had no intention of avoiding him, and that he could only transform into an animal in front of him.
With his neck roughly grabbed, Yuan Xi picked Luo XiaoLou up. Then before Luo XiaoLou could react, he fastened the collar on again.
Luo XiaoLou burst into tears, What kind of rule is this?
On his way out, Luo XiaoLou noticed that the old man had changed into clean clothes and was sunbathing in the courtyard. He greeted Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou with a smile when he saw them coming out.
Luo XiaoLou immediately waved his paw and Yuan Xi greeted him, “Uncle Li Suo, we’re leaving.” Saying that, Yuan Xi left breakfast and lunch for the old man.
Li Jay and Xiao Qiao had already left the house, and Yuan Xi carried Luo XiaoLou outside. After leaving District D, Yuan Xi wanted to take Luo XiaoLou to find a hidden place, and they went to the Grey Rat Cave. Once there, Luo XiaoLou had to transform once again in front of the not at all evasive Yuan Xi. He even touched the tip of Luo XiaoLou’s breast that he had bitten, and said enthusiastically, “It’s red.”
……Luo XiaoLou felt that as a man, encountering this kind of flirtation, he was a bit overwhelmed.
After Luo XiaoLou got dressed, Yuan Xi unhooked his collar for him. Seeing Yuan Xi looking at him worriedly and ready to help him, Luo XiaoLou realized that the gray hole didn’t seem to affect him.
Yuan Xi soon noticed it too and grunted.
Probably because of the exotic beast gene, Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi tacitly refrained from discussing the topic. It was only then that 125 acted as if he had just turned on, peeked out to greet the two of them, and then with a surprised expression, quickly ran around the corner.
Luo XiaoLou was a little worried and dragged Yuan Xi along with him, and they couldn’t help but be a little stunned when they reached the back.
The snake vine that 125 transplanted the other day, because they didn’t have time to come this way, now had freely spread over most of the passage. The most surprising thing was that there were actually six gray rats hanging on it.
“…Maybe if we plant more snake vines, we can harvest more gray rats.” Luo XiaoLou muttered.
125 looked carefully and said proudly, “The gray rats tried to bite the vines, but the vines finally overpowered them. Look, the ones that were bitten off have already grown back.” 125 knocked on the ground and felt along the snake vines. The vines, which had been waving, paused for a few seconds to give way to 125. Even as 125 took down the three gray rats, the snake vines didn’t attack 125.
“This is good. You can exchange it for water, food, and money.” Luo XiaoLou was somewhat surprised.
Yuan Xi didn’t object, and smoothly threw the three grey rats into the Space Button before taking Luo XiaoLou to the Level 1 Energy Stone Area. Some of the people who secretly noticed Yuan Xi were surprised that he was suddenly followed by someone. This person from outside the boundary area had never been seen before. Could it be that Yuan Xi had picked up someone from District D so quickly? But the look of his body made them think that he really did not look powerful.
A few days ago, someone finally couldn’t resist stopping Yuan Xi to rob him. After all, after entering District D, it was impossible to bring back an energy stone every day. But several people were beaten to a pulp and bruised. Yuan Xi, although he himself was also a loser, was much better than them. Since then, those thugs, though holding a grudge, didn’t dare to hit on Yuan Xi easily anymore.
The two of them found a deserted place, and Yuan Xi started to hit the energy stone, while Luo XiaoLou continued to sort out the materials. He really wanted to use another energy stone, but it was completely insufficient now, so he had to give up the plan.
However, after yesterday’s transformation and the absorption of that energy stone, his Spiritual Power had increased quite a bit. Originally, he could only comb through two green cesiums a day, but now he could comb through one in an hour and a half.
Because of the two-hour delay, Luo XiaoLou was originally worried about Yuan Xi’s harvest today, however, Yuan Xi still brought back three energy stones. Luo XiaoLou said in surprise, “Did you become faster again?”
Yuan Xi threw the carcasses of the three animals into his space and replied, “Four pieces per day is probably not a problem now.” However, all three of them had to turn in their energy stones for rent and there wasn’t much left over.
Luo XiaoLou knew that Yuan Xi was progressing fast enough that at least they were now well fed and clothed. Maybe waiting for his Spiritual Power to improve a bit more would help, too.
By nearly five in the afternoon, Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou went back to District D and paid three Level 1 Energy Stones to get new identity cards.
When they returned, Li Jay and Xiao Qiao were already there, and their eyes lit up when they saw Luo XiaoLou.
Li Jay greeted Yuan Xi with an ambiguous smile as he looked at Luo XiaoLou, and asked, “Who is this?” Xiao Qiao didn’t say anything though, and her eyes didn’t leave Luo XiaoLou.
Yuan Xi swept a glance at the two and said, “My – my new wife.”
Li Jay and Xiao Qiao’s jaws were about to drop. New wife?! When did you get married?
“Yesterday, was that him?” Li Jay questioned with a squeeze of his eyebrows.
Before Luo XiaoLou could tug on Yuan Xi, Yuan Xi had already said, “Of course. We just had our wedding night. Although we were already married, he escaped with my family belongings right after the wedding.”
Li Jay and Xiao Qiao looked at Yuan Xi with sympathetic admiration. This husband is such a pig! Luo XiaoLou almost vomited blood. The family belongings? Does that mean the nutritional pills of the palace?
That evening, at the kind invitation of Li Jay and Xiao Qiao Qiao, Yuan Xi, XiaoLou and the old man went to Li Jay’s courtyard together, and Xiao Qiao prepared a sumptuous dinner.
In addition to his curiosity about Luo XiaoLou, Li Jay recounted his and Xiao Qiao’s experiences at the ancient martial arts school, where they were now outer disciples, and would be the formal introductory disciples of the Yi family when they passed the trial in a month’s time. The two spoke about the Yi family’s ancient martial arts school, deliberately not mentioning Eva, but instead holding the second young master of the Yi family, Ino, in high esteem.
Moreover, the two had now studied the martial arts of the Yi family with their disciples.
Yuan Xi nodded his head, not looking envious, while Luo XiaoLou felt a little guilty. If it wasn’t for him, Yuan Xi would have been given priority. As for the old man who had been eating silently, when he heard about the Yi Family Ancient Martial Hall, the movement of his hands paused for a moment, and then he continued eating without moving.
The author has something to say:
Thank you to all the girls and guys who left comments and support, I wanted to write more today. I was going to write more today, but I’m jet-lagged and I’m sleepy as it is…. I’ll try to fatten up the next chapter.