Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
During the meal, Yuan Xi was pulled to the side by Li Jay, who had a dirty smile on his face, discussing quietly about men’s issues with him. Xiao Qiao, Luo XiaoLou, and the old man talked about the situation in District D. Luo XiaoLou and Xiao Qiao had only been in the district for a couple of days, and they were both very happy to be there. And since Luo XiaoLou had only been in human form for a few days, he and Xiao Qiao were unfamiliar with each other. And even though neither of them knew the old man, they listened to him attentively.
After the meal, Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi went to their own house. Looking at Yuan Xi’s pensive face, Luo XiaoLou worried that Yuan Xi would be influenced by the Yi family, as he seemed to be interested in ancient martial arts.
Luo XiaoLou looked worriedly for a few seconds, and thought of a topic to divert Yuan Xi’s attention, “Isn’t it inappropriate to call him Uncle Li Suo?” At least call him ‘older brother’ or ‘grandpa’ or something like that.
Yuan Xi came back to his senses and said distractedly, “He’s young, only fifty-five years old, and his aging seems to be related to radiation.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, the average human lifespan now reached three hundred years. Fifty-five was really not that old, but Li Suo looked like he had white hair, and his skin and body showed old age.
“…That’s too bad! The rays and negative particles here are actually so damaging to the human body.” Luo XiaoLou complained in a distraught voice. He was unaffected, but for Yuan Xi, he had to hurry up and fix that ship and get out of here.
Because of that, Yuan Xi snapped out of his serious thoughts and frowned at Luo XiaoLou. He was still struggling with the last thing Li Jay had said to him. The guy had actually said that Luo XiaoLou looked more experienced than him! What did that mean?!
At the same time, Li Jay was lamenting with Xiao Qiao, “It’s amazing that Yuan Xi never had any other lovers before his wife. I doubt that such an innocent guy came from our planet.”
Xiao Qiao glanced at him without speaking.
It had been over a minute since Yuan Xi started staring at him, and Luo XiaoLou felt a little creeped out. He swallowed and asked, “What’s wrong?”
Yuan Xi’s face darkened, “I- I just suddenly remembered that you haven’t explained to me all the questions from last night. From the time you were a child, what people you’ve been in contact with and known, up until you met me, including the exotic beast question, all of it! Tell me at once!”
Luo XiaoLou nearly jumped out of his skin in shock, wondering why the conversation had suddenly turned to himself, “But-“
Yuan Xi moved closer to him, reaching out and grabbing Luo XiaoLou, squeezing his waist and soft belly, then threatened, “No buts, now start. Don’t make me repeat myself twice, and don’t lie to me. I’ve heard that the meat of an exotic beast is also very fatty.”
Eat- eat meat? Luo XiaoLou was shaking. He’d decided to come clean!
Luo XiaoLou organized his words and with difficulty began to tell the truth, “I didn’t know my exotic beast heritage at first. I didn’t even know before I met you, I swear! At that time, I only knew Ms. Jin, but now I have no contact with them at all. Then I met Ling Xu, um, and you know, that man has absurd moments. And then-“
“He doesn’t even think that way about you!” Yuan Xi immediately furiously added for him.
Luo XiaoLou, who was interrupted, choked. He had wanted to just skip Ling Xu, but now he had to explain, “Yes, he doesn’t mean anything to me. But I don’t really mean anything to him either. It was just an, er, unrealistic fantasy of a teenager.”
“In other words, you actually preferred him that way?!” Yuan Xi turned even uglier as he squeezed Luo XiaoLou’s waist hard and questioned him viciously.
“Ow! No! I’ve told you, he doesn’t count. I’ve only ever liked you!” Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but scream.
Yuan Xi looked at him suspiciously for a few times, before showing satisfaction. He relaxed his strength, but his hand was still glued to Luo XiaoLou’s waist and didn’t calm down, “Continue.”
“…Then, you know all about it, and then I met you.” Luo XiaoLou mentally added, that was definitely a more tragic start than meeting Ling Xu, “Ahem, and then, 125, who is my home robot, awakened. It’s actually my dark blue mecha. Because of the exotic beast bloodline, even if my genetic level isn’t enough, I can still pilot it! With the mecha, later, we participated in a mecha competition.”
Luo XiaoLou hesitated, but still revealed 125’s identity. Yuan Xi had already seen that mecha, and if he still wanted to live with Yuan Xi for the rest of his life, this matter had to be made clear.
As he said this, Luo XiaoLou noticed the stone on his chest tremble, and 125 moaned and shouted, “How could you do this? He’ll kill me!”
“Don’t worry, you’ll be in line behind me.” Luo XiaoLou quietly reassured, all the while sadly sensing that it was true.
“And I almost killed you! I deeply feel that the entry limit to that competition shouldn’t be so wide. Some people who can’t even understand basic driving shouldn’t be let in at all.” Yuan Xi looked rather ugly and sarcastic. He wanted to beat them all up at the mere thought of the big and small teaming up to cheat him. But he held his tongue and was ready to wait until Luo XiaoLou finished his speech to settle the score together.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t argue with Yuan Xi about how powerful he was and continued, “It wasn’t until 125 sobered up that I realized my identity was so bloody. I, too, was terrified, but it’s really none of my business, and people don’t always get to choose their parents.” Luo XiaoLou looked apprehensively at the gloomy-faced Yuan Xi, “And then, I’ve stayed by your side honestly, and I promise I haven’t done anything to hurt you. You’ve always known that.”
The last sentence was like a fuse that lit a dynamite packet. Yuan Xi grabbed Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder and said angrily, “What do you mean by saying you stayed by my side honestly all the time?! You snuck off without me on Landa’s sealed island – wait! How did you get hurt that day I found you in the middle hall?”
Luo XiaoLou was startled and looked at Yuan Xi with complicated eyes. He didn’t expect that Yuan Xi would remember that. “Ah, I sensed an exotic beast on the island at that time. I left so I could wake you up!” Luo XiaoLou didn’t think it would be a good idea to tell Yuan Xi that he had been ready to fight for his life with another exotic beast at that moment, and skimmed it right past him, intending to muddle through.
Yuan Xi stared at him, and after two seconds, said sarcastically, “As you said, you’re just an honest and kind exotic beast – which actually means useless, right?
Luo XiaoLou blushed. It was true, he had indeed been restrained in the past.
Luo XiaoLou coughed and continued, “Even so, I was the only one awake. Then I found out that Qian Heng was the exotic beast that I was injured by, and he threatened that I couldn’t tell you who he was, and if I did, he would reveal my identity or blow himself up.”
Yuan Xi was silent, he thought there was something wrong with Qian Heng at that time, but he didn’t expect him to be the exotic beast! The power of an exotic beast self-destructing was unimaginable, but what made him even more angry was that Qian Heng had threatened Luo XiaoLou!
“I’ll catch him later.” Yuan Xi sneered, balefully. Sensing Luo XiaoLou shuddering, Yuan Xi glared at him, “Continue.”
“Then I was taken by 125 into the Landa Seal underground, because my bloodline is somewhat unique.”
Luo XiaoLou snuck a glance at the concentrating Yuan Xi and decided to quickly continue. He felt there was nothing to say about his bloodline, “Mn, I used the exotic beast bloodline to open the seal of the exotic beast. Taking out the treasure they sealed was the key to the dimension that I gave you. Now I’m a total traitor to the exotic beasts. It was also at that time that I became aware of what seemed to be another presence around, that didn’t feel like an exotic beast, but it also didn’t feel human. Another exotic beast left me a message that stated as much.”
As Luo XiaoLou spoke of being a traitor, Yuan Xi’s grip on his shoulders suddenly increased in strength.
“…So, I think that now that the exotic beasts are almost considered extinct, people should pay more attention to that third party force with malicious intent.” Luo XiaoLou eyed Yuan Xi carefully, once again working for his own benefit, “That’s all, I’m accounted for.”
With the exception of Shao Rong and Cyril, he had now confessed almost everything he knew, and wondered if he could confess anything else.
Yuan Xi looked at him for a moment and suddenly asked, “You mean, you gave me all the treasures of the exotic beasts?”
“…No, in fact I split it three ways.” Luo XiaoLou hung his head and explained what he had done, during which he substituted Cyril in general for the equally honest beast that happened to be in Landa at the time, “I know I’m not doing well, but I really don’t know what to do better. You know, I’m just a little person.”
Yuan Xi was silent for a moment, making no comment on Luo XiaoLou’s decision, only staring at Luo XiaoLou suspiciously, “Nothing more than that? I’ll only give you this one chance, and if you try to explain yourself next time, I’ll never forgive you.”
One chance? Mn, Luo XiaoLou immediately started to think back. He was hiding too much.
The veins on Yuan Xi’s head rose up. What did he mean by this? Was there more?!
Luo XiaoLou hesitated for a while, but decided to tell the truth that he was actually four thousand years old. He didn’t want to hide anything from Yuan Xi if he could, because that’s what Yuan Xi wanted. Yuan Xi had come to the Grey Hole for him, knew he was exotic beast, and had been trying to raise him, and he didn’t want this to cause any misunderstandings someday.
“Also, one more thing, one last thing.” Luo XiaoLou wiped the sweat from his head and whispered, “It may be a little unbelievable, but it’s true. I- I’m not actually Luo XiaoLou. I was born four thousand years ago, and I woke up when the owner of this body committed suicide.”
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou dumbfoundedly. He even had a sense of unreality. He touched Luo XiaoLou’s neck and then his heart with a confused expression, confirming that Luo XiaoLou was a living person before he said in disgust, “Well- Well, I’ll pretend I’m married to an antique, and I have to be glad you didn’t tell me you turned out to be a herbivore or something.” Even if he was, probably he was- Yuan Xi interrupted himself with a dark look on his face. He didn’t want to think about it.
Luo XiaoLou stammered, “How is that possible?! Can’t you see that I’m a human being, given my intelligence? I don’t even look like an exotic beast.”
His words were met with intense contempt from the silent 125 and a suspicious look from Yuan Xi, and Luo XiaoLou was suddenly even more lost.
Yuan Xi calmed down for a few seconds and suddenly asked, “In other words, you didn’t actually like Ling Xu at all?”
Luo XiaoLou was prepared for Yuan Xi to press him about all the things he had done in his past life, and was a bit overwhelmed by the question, “Ah, of course! I’ve never even liked a man before…” He and Yuan Xi’s focus seemed to never be on the same page.
“You mean, you’ve liked women?” Yuan Xi scowled and then demanded, “In that case, give another account of the people you knew before you came over.”
Luo XiaoLou had to explain his previous life in a matter-of-fact manner.
“You actually had a fiancée?!” Yuan Xi raged.
“But – I didn’t know anything about love back then, and I realize now that I’ve only had these feelings for you! Shouldn’t the point of our conversation be, I’m confessing and so you won’t pursue me any further?!”
Yuan Xi looked at him for a while and finally said, “Of course, I won’t say anything like forgiving an exotic beast. From now on, you are not allowed to reveal your exotic beast identity in front of anyone except me. And absolutely no more contact with any exotic beasts, otherwise, I will absolutely not forgive you.”
Luo XiaoLou listened to the first, and was touched. He finally didn’t have to worry about his identity anymore. But when he heard the last sentence, he was dumbfounded again. If he didn’t search for 125’s master, he wouldn’t even live to be thirty. The sweat on Luo XiaoLou’s forehead came down, and he was hesitant to tell Yuan Xi about it. Would it only upset him to tell Yuan Xi?
Seeing Luo XiaoLou lower his head, Yuan Xi’s face looked a little better as he touched Luo XiaoLou and said, “From now on, I’ll protect you. No one can hurt you, whether you’re human or exotic beast.”
“Also, I also have something to tell you, which should have been told to you on your wedding night – if you hadn’t run away.” Yuan Xi said here and looked at Luo XiaoLou, “That – contract, we’re now in the highest level sacred blood contract, you don’t need to know the details. All you need to know is that if you run away, I will definitely find you. And next time you definitely won’t have such good luck, because I will punish you severely. Also, because of the contract, our lives are shared, whether we live or die, so as long as I’m alive, you’ll be fine.”
Luo XiaoLou was shocked and dumbfounded, looking at Yuan Xi. This was the first time he knew that the Sacred Blood Contract had such a function! Luo XiaoLou’s face grew melancholy as he gripped Yuan Xi’s hand with both hands and said impetuously, “Is there a way to break this kind of contract?”
Yuan Xi was stunned, not expecting Luo XiaoLou to have the audacity to offer to lift it. Then, furiously scowled at Luo XiaoLou, “What did you say?! How dare you refuse?! Do you think I wanted to enter into such a contract with you? If we weren’t married, where do you think you’d have the slightest right to enter into a supreme contract with me? So physically weak and not plump enough, and only average looking…”
If Rod had been there, he would have dutifully reminded Prince Consort that even if he married the Prince Consort, there was no need to necessarily sign a contract of the highest level of Sacred Blood, but Yuan Xi selectively forgot that.
Luo XiaoLou stared at Yuan Xi in stunned silence, it had been a long time since he had heard the venom spewing from Yuan Xi. And how was he plump???
“Wait, I didn’t mean anything by it, really! I just – I just don’t want you to get dragged down with me. The truth is, if I don’t find 125’s owner, I’ll only live until I’m thirty.”
Yuan Xi, who was still a little bit impressed by his sarcasm, then grabbed Luo XiaoLou, frowned and asked, “What’s going on?”
Luo XiaoLou had to tell him who he was then, including what his mother had left him.
“Isn’t that just fine? I have enough genes to make me live longer than a normal person, and you can share my lifespan equally. I don’t mind – it’s not one or two things you’ve been holding me back from anyway.” Yuan Xi said calmly, “And you should have told me earlier about something this important, so we could have worked something out together.”
Luo XiaoLou didn’t pursue him about when this kind of contract was made, actually relieving Yuan Xi that Luo XiaoLou, although he seemed attentive, also had moments of confusion. Afterwards, Luo XiaoLou repeatedly asked to be released from the contract, but Yuan Xi said that was absolutely impossible.
That night, after the two of them had communicated all that they could, they were about to go to sleep when Yuan Xi suddenly narrowed his eyes and asked again, “Honestly tell me, before following me, did you have any intimate experience with other people…”
Luo XiaoLou stiffened, his face a bit weirdly red, “Mn, of course not.” He – his entire experience, was the result of Yuan Xi pulling him into practice.
Yuan Xi was satisfied, and the unhappiness that had been hidden since dinner was completely gone. He scanned the sky outside and said in a somewhat dark voice, “We can rest now.” During the newlywed honeymoon period, a man always had to be a little more passionate.
The next day, Yuan Xi was finally able to take Luo XiaoLou out in the open. Luo XiaoLou’s District D ID was completed in time, and only had 20 days to complete. If it had been later, he would have had to wait three months to return to human form.
The first thing that he needed to do was to get his hands on a stone, and then he’d be able to see it.
As for Yuan Xi’s formerly inseparable pet, when Li Jay and others asked about it, Yuan Xi said it was locked up.
Yuan Xi could now get four energy stones a day, which was a medium level in District D. He could barely make ends meet. Even in District D, there were strong people who went to the Level 2 energy stone area. But others wouldn’t try it easily because the guardian beasts there were not at all the same as the level one guardian beasts.
A light challenge could result in serious injury or even death. A serious injury in the Gray Hole was almost the same as death. Not being able to turn in an energy stone every day and being kicked out of District D would basically make them useless.
Li Jay and Xiao Qiao now went to the Yi Family Ancient Martial Arts Center every morning, then went out to get energy stones in the afternoon, and took time to practice after dinner in the evening. After everything had been said, it could be seen that they had indeed improved a lot. It could be seen from the fact that they were now going out for half a day every day, but their gains were not much less than before.
Yuan Xi didn’t say anything, but instead, Li Suo often wandered around the courtyard and took a few glances outside. After more than ten days, Li Suo suddenly stopped Yuan Xi, invited him and Luo XiaoLou to his house, and then said solemnly, “These days, I’m very grateful for your help. However, an old man like me wastes both food and energy stones.”
Yuan Xi quickly said, “It’s nothing, to me. You are my benefactor.”
Li Suo was stunned, smiled, and said, “It’s rare to see a man who values his pet so much, but I have to say thanks a lot. In fact, I probably only have a few days left to live. If you hadn’t brought me back, I would have left much sooner, and I’m content now.”
Luo XiaoLou blinked and asked, “Wait, what do you mean? Although you’re not good with your legs right now, it doesn’t affect your life, and you’re not that old…”
Li Suo shook his head and gave Luo XiaoLou a kind glance, surprised that the young man’s other half was so polite to him, “My meridians have been hurting almost every day since I was radiated, and my legs the most. Also, it’s been eroding inside my body, and at this rate of deterioration, I won’t be able to live much longer, I can feel it.”
Luo XiaoLou was silent. The old man had saved him, he was more grateful than Yuan Xi, and having lived together for some time, had some feelings. But now, he realized that he couldn’t repay anything at all.
“125, the medicine you researched, can it save Uncle Li Suo?” Luo XiaoLou asked quietly.
125 was silent for a moment and replied, “It’s hard to say, I’ll do an examination of him when I get a chance.”
Yuan Xi said, “Is there a cure here?”
Li Suo waved his hand, “I’m not sure about that, but I didn’t call you over just to talk about that.” He looked at Yuan Xi, “That day, when we had dinner together, I heard you guys talking about you going to the Yi Family. You wanted to learn ancient martial arts?”
Yuan Xi’s face tensed up, “That was the idea, but I won’t be going back to the Yi family.”
“So, if I could teach you ancient martial arts, would you be willing to learn?” The old man asked.
Luo XiaoLou opened his mouth wide in surprise and 125 moved a bit.
Yuan Xi also had a look of surprise on his face, but was much calmer than the other two and asked, “You know ancient martial arts?”
The old man nodded and sighed, “Slightly skimmed the surface, used to have no problem protecting myself, but then, because of the injury, only then was the radiation so that it was completely unusable. How about it, young man? I think you’re really a rare and good material. Want to learn from me?”
Luo XiaoLou found himself ignored, and he looked at Yuan Xi, who was sitting beside him, all kinds of depressed.
Yuan Xi considered it for two seconds and said, “Okay.”
The old man smiled in delight, “Good, good! We’ve finally got an heir to our outlying family. Starting today, you will come here every night. I’ll try to teach you everything I can.”
Yuan Xi was a little reluctant to hear about the nights, but in the end, he agreed.
“In addition, the ancient martial arts of the family away from home is not the same as the other sects nowadays, and you have to train your heart. This matter, I hope you can keep it a secret unless you find the next successor.” The old man said seriously.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes lit up, Expert! From his experience of watching martial arts films, only those who knew internal martial arts were experts! They hadn’t heard Li Jay and Xiao Qiao talk about needing to learn the Heart Technique. Yuan Xi had probably really picked up a treasure because of his misfortune.
Before Luo XiaoLou finished lamenting beautifully, Li Suo looked over at Luo XiaoLou and smiled at him.
Luo XiaoLou angrily stormed out of the house. They actually told him to leave! And the two of them have to sneak around and teach! After a few steps, Luo XiaoLou, whose curiosity wasn’t satisfied, reassured himself that there was nothing to be angry about. Some eccentric sects always had to have special rules to show that they were different from others.
That night, Yuan Xi didn’t come back.
There was only Luo XiaoLou and 125 in the house, Luo XiaoLou looked at 125 who was sitting on the edge of the bed studying the energy stone and suddenly said, “125, I’m sorry.”
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Thank you to all the girls and gay people who left comments and support, I would have liked to be more …… early and repeatedly revised, has been delayed until now. I must be newspaper again. OML