Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou pretended not to notice the wolf-like look in Yuan Xi’s eyes. After eating, he collected his things, then took out the materials he had collected during the day, and put them into different categories. Finally, he took out the last energy sword left by the old man, and 125 dimmed the light. It wisely didn’t complain.
Yuan Xi didn’t go to Li Suo’s place today. The moves he used today were too challenging to his body, and although he was now fine, his body hadn’t yet fully recovered. When the old man heard about it, he simply told him to come back and practice his internal martial arts.
Luo XiaoLou once asked Yuan Xi about it, but found that he didn’t understand much of what he explained. But he was sure that it belonged to a cultivation method which regulated the body’s meridians or functions, allowing the body to break through its limits and exert greater strength. Although he didn’t understand it, Luo XiaoLou could be certain that this kind of technique was very valuable. They had never heard anyone else talk about it except for Li Suo.
Li Suo had said that this kind of internal power cultivated to the highest level, both inside and outside, and could be impervious to these rays. Although it was difficult to test its authenticity, the speed at which Yuan Xi’s strength had increased was evident to all.
Luo XiaoLou noticed Yuan Xi sitting on the bed not far from him, and Luo XiaoLou subconsciously turned his head to look over. Yuan Xi had just come out of the shower, and his hair was still dripping with water, falling on the soft material of the white housecoat and sliding down the collar into the depths…Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt his mouth go dry. He was very glad that Yuan Xi’s eyes were closed at the moment.
Although Yuan Xi was always accusing him of wanting sex, who was seducing who exactly?! The point was, he seemed to be losing control of himself more and more… Obviously he never used to be like that! Before, he had liked to admire beauty – but who didn’t? But that had only been from a distance. Now whenever he saw Yuan Xi, as long as Yuan Xi wasn’t snubbing him or ordering him around, he was easily attracted to Yuan Xi.
He always wanted to touch that firm, lean chest, taut belly, long legs, and then this and that… God, how depraved was he?!
Luo XiaoLou swallowed his saliva and tried to force his eyes away, and sooth his rapidly beating heart – it was unlikely that he could succeed in what he wanted anyway – and began to prepare to repair the Energy Sword.
Luo XiaoLou first used Source of Consciousness to examine the structure of the damaged energy sword, and was surprised to find that the main structure of the energy sword was made of good raw materials, and only a few auxiliary materials.
Originally, he wanted to make a new energy sword for the old man, but now realized that it would be better to use the old one. Luo XiaoLou picked the appropriate auxiliary materials from the materials he had exchanged for it.
After following the steps, Luo XiaoLou picked up the sword and used the mecha-making equipment to thoroughly grind off the outside layer of the sword, revealing the main part inside.
After holding the remaining skeleton of the sword for a while, Luo XiaoLou gave up the idea of melting it down and recasting it according to its structure, and chose a more laborious method. He used the Source of Consciousness and Spiritual Power to comb through it, which was the most difficult part of the repair process.
An hour later, Luo XiaoLou wiped his sweat and mended the auxiliary materials one by one, until eventually an energy sword with a green light appeared in front of him.
Finally fixing it, Luo XiaoLou installed the energy stone again and used the Source of Consciousness force to trigger the energy flame. A huge flame soared up, looking surprisingly similar to the one from Ling Xiao’s.
“What a great sword.” Luo XiaoLou looked on in fascination.
“If you’re done with it, isn’t it time to think about your man’s needs?”
Luo XiaoLou quickly turned around and found that Yuan Xi had finished his internal training and was now leaning over the bed watching him.
The feeling returned quickly, and 125 knowingly died and placed himself inside the drawer.
Luo XiaoLou blushed and rubbed against his clothes. After he climbed onto the bed, he was surprised to find that Yuan Xi hadn’t even moved, still in that seductive and criminal pose, and asked proddingly, “Are you- are you still weakened?”
Yuan Xi gazed at him slowly from top to bottom and then gave a smile, “Yeah.”
“Huh? Then- then I-” Luo XiaoLou blushed. He couldn’t say anything, but his eyes stared brightly straight into Yuan Xi’s face.
“Serve me.” Yuan Xi demanded generously, and then added with deep meaning, “If you serve me well, I have a reward.”
Later that night, Yuan Xi cuddled Luo XiaoLou, who had fallen asleep, and gently massaged him with his fingers. Luo XiaoLou was the one who had done most of the work tonight, so he was so tired that Yuan Xi didn’t even wake him up to help him bathe.
The next day, Luo XiaoLou slowly came out of the house sleepily, but he didn’t look very good. He was so tired it was shocking, either because the position was so slutty and pleasant and greedy or something else entirely…
After Li Jay saw him, he laughed twice and greeted him over for breakfast.
But Li Jay, who had been laughing at Luo XiaoLou, opened his mouth wide in surprise when he saw the sword in his hand. After realizing that the sword was the unremarkable energy sword from yesterday, Li Jay screamed and ran out of the house, not even eating.
Luo XiaoLou watched dumbfoundedly as Li Jay ran out the door, while Xiao Qiao smiled as she prepared the utensils, “Jay-ge was just so surprised that he dreamed of an energy sword.”
At this point, Xiao Qiao put down her work and looked up at Luo XiaoLou, asking carefully with anticipation, “Brother Luo, you know how to make energy swords?”
Luo XiaoLou considered for two seconds and replied, “Pretty much, but I need to try first.”
“That’s just great!” Xiao Qiao shouted in surprise, “So we can buy your energy sword, or we can pay for the materials and you can help us make it. If we can have an energy sword when we attend the convention, we might be able to get a high-grade energy stone.”
Luo XiaoLou scratched his head, but before he spoke, Li Jay had already blown back into the courtyard like a gust of wind, “Quick, try it!”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, “Try what?”
At this time, Yuan Xi also walked out with Li Suo, and when he saw the three of them standing there, Yuan Xi came over and pressed Luo XiaoLou into a chair then said, “Let’s finish our meal.”
During this meal, Li Jay was scratching his ears as he ate, while Xiao Qiao was smiling the whole time.
Only after they finally finished eating did Li Jay bring the sword over, then took out a black instrument and said, “This is the Energy Sword Grade Tester. It can measure energy swords from one to five grades. If it’s even more advanced, District D can’t sell it. You can only buy it from District B or District A. I’ll try it out. I’ll try it, and my energy sword can be pointed at you.”
The others also leaned in to watch, while Yuan Xi stood behind Luo XiaoLou and gently placed his hand on Luo XiaoLou’s waist to support him.
Although still angry, and sore, from last night, Luo XiaoLou leaned against Yuan Xi in a practiced manner.
Everyone waited quietly for the results of Li Jay’s test. After a minute passed, Li Jay’s forehead started to drip sweat. It hadn’t come out yet.
“Jay-ge, what’s going on?” Xiao Qiao asked aside, the results should have been displayed within a few seconds by all accounts.
“Can’t seem to measure it…” Li Jay finally gave up on the energy sword measuring device in his hand and looked confused.
After thinking about it, Li Suo looked at the energy sword there again and said, “Most likely, the sword is higher than level 5.”
The courtyard was quiet for a moment, and Li Jay excitedly cried out, “Higher than level 5! Little Brother Luo, can I make a reservation with you first?”
Luo XiaoLou scratched his head and quickly explained, “This can’t be entirely attributed to me, because the level of this energy sword was not low in the first place. If I make one myself, there’s no telling what kind will come out.”
Li Jay slowly calmed down, but still said firmly, “It’s fine, I’m counting on you, Little Brother Luo, and my energy sword can count on you. Don’t worry, I’ll cover the materials.”
As the group were talking, suddenly there was a knock on the door.
Luo XiaoLou said, “It might be the owner of this sword.”
Li Jay went to open the door before Luo XiaoLou did, figuring that if the owner of the sword was willing to part with it, he could pay part of the money upfront to buy the sword.
The old man outside the door was a little confused by Li Jay’s attentive reception, but when he saw Luo XiaoLou, his eyes lit up and he walked straight over. He was slightly apprehensive as he spoke, “This young man, my sword…”
“Alright, you take a look first.” Luo XiaoLou handed over the energy sword.
The old man looked incredulously at the energy sword being handed to him, and it took a few seconds before he took it with trembling hands. He fumbled with the sword and whispered words.
Luo XiaoLou was close enough to hear the words, “I never thought I would see you like this.”
The old man was probably too excited and fondled the sword for a long time before he looked up at Luo XiaoLou and said thank you many times.
Luo XiaoLou smiled and said, “It was already a good sword.”
The old man was stunned and sighed, then remembered, and immediately took out the things behind him, saying, “Young man, take a look. I think it’s probably not quite enough to pay for the repairs. I can send some more materials over later…”
Several people were gathered around the goods brought in by the old man. Li Jay couldn’t quite understand why he was looking at Luo XiaoLou. What did he need so many fur clothes for?
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou and the old man, then showed a rare look of interest. He picked and choosed, before finally lifting a pair of furry ears and a pure white tail from the edge. He stroked his chin and said, “Leave them all, they’re not bad.”
All of them looked at Yuan Xi speechlessly, Hey, this big brother, your intentions are too obvious.
Luo XiaoLou’s face flushed uncontrollably once again. He couldn’t be blamed for being too thin-skinned anymore. For God’s sake, Yuan Xi still had a hobby like this.
Ever since the old man had entered, Li Suo had been silently watching him, when he finally asked hesitantly, “Big Brother Wang?”
As the old man stiffened, he turned his head sharply. Recovering from the surprise he had just received, he looked at Li Suo, wondering, “Who are you?”
Li Suo took a step forward in excitement, “It’s really Brother Wang! I’m Li Suo…”
The old man couldn’t recover. He sized up the situation, grabbed Li Suo’s arm and asked in a trembling voice, “Brother, how did you become like this? I haven’t heard anything since you left and I’ve been so anxious!”
The old man actually knew Li Suo and had been looking for him.
Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou simply told the old man and Li Suo to go inside and talk. They packed up the furs and left.
Luo XiaoLou spent half a day repairing the ship and half a day helping others upgrade their energy swords. However, in the evening, Dees sent him a message that he should wait at home tomorrow, and that the skies were going to bring some important people to him to help upgrade their weapon. At the end, he highlighted a few times the noble guests in particular.
Luo XiaoLou frowned. Although he didn’t really want to stay at home, he couldn’t object to what he promised others, “Okay, then I’ll wait for them at home tomorrow morning.”
Yuan Xi’s internal training yesterday went exceptionally well, and thinking about what Li Suo had told him, he couldn’t help but have new insights. He planned to exhaust all of his energy every day and then go back and practice his internal energy.
Li Jay and Xiao Qiao were surprised as they watched Yuan Xi kill guardian beasts as excessively as he did, but they didn’t dare to slow down in order to continue cooperating with Yuan Xi. As a direct result, the three of them were exhausted and panting by the end of the day. The day’s income also increased a lot.
That night, when the four of them went back together, Ino personally stopped them and invited Yuan Xi to attend the Ancient Martial West Mountain Conference with him.
Yuan Xi asked who else would be attending. Ino was stunned because the people who were attending, Yuan Xi didn’t know.
As Ino prepared to speak, Li Jay whispered a reminder, “Eva won’t be attending.”
Yuan Xi looked to Ino and replied, “Yes, but bring Li Jay and Xiao Qiao.”
When Ino heard Eva mentioned, he smiled helplessly and said, “Thanks, I was planning to bring Li Jay as well, but as for Xiao Qiao, it’s no problem to follow me for a shot.” He finally realized that Yuan Xi had a bad impression of the Yi family, all because Eva had hurt the animal. And that he agreed to join the team, of course, because he had helped save Luo XiaoLou.
Li Jay was exceptionally surprised to hear this. He naturally knew that although he had worked hard enough, it was hard to guess if he would have joined the team without Yuan Xi’s words.
The next day, Luo XiaoLou sent off Yuan Xi and stayed home to wait for the important guests.
Li Suo’s face was filled with joy at having found a friend. Luo XiaoLou suggested to Li Suo that he should bring the guests over to his house.
Li Suo shook his head, “Brother Wang will not agree. Wait for me…”
Li Suo’s voice lowered and Luo XiaoLou didn’t hear the rest.
125 seemed to be busier than him these two days, sometimes going to the Grey Rat Cave, sometimes following Yuan Xi to sneak around and collect guardian beast bodies.
While Luo XiaoLou waited for the visitor, he organized the materials again in the courtyard. Since he had attempted repairs last night, now he wanted to try making one. As he sorted out the materials, he tried to pick out the better ones, i.e. those with more grey energy.
Thinking back over the structures of the energy swords he had looked over the past few days, he spent almost an hour integrating a set of structures that would be best suited to take advantage of the materials’ properties.
Then he calmed down and started making it. When he finally made an energy sword, he couldn’t help but be a little dumbfounded. Because it was the first time he made one, the materials were too much and the energy sword was ridiculously large.
“Good sword,” a deep voice suddenly sounded next to him.
Luo XiaoLou was shocked and raised his head to find that Ling Xiao and Dees were actually already there. They were accompanied by five other people in dark cloaks. This group of people were silently watching him make the energy sword.
Luo XiaoLou looked directly at Ling Xiao, “You guys are here? Bring that weapon over here, I’ll take a look at it first.”
“Wait, why don’t you test the energy sword you made first?” A man wearing a cloak suddenly suggested. His voice was clear and cold, with an air of superiority. Luo XiaoLou could hear that he was not very old.
Ling Xiao also nodded and said, “We’re not in a hurry. You can take a look first.”
Dees, because he was also in this business, was probably the most anxious, but because of the identity of those five people, he hard-eyed Luo XiaoLou and didn’t say a word.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned. These people were actually more anxious than him. However, he didn’t bother to talk nonsense with them and directly said, “Although I would like to, I still don’t have a level five energy stone, so this energy sword can’t be used right now.”
The man in the cloak who had just spoken sneered, “You didn’t say so earlier. Here you are. Take this as a fee for you to help me upgrade my weapon later. However, if it doesn’t work, I’ll have to ask for it back.”
Luo XiaoLou caught the fifth-grade energy stone that the man threw over, and took a quick peek at it with Spiritual Power. The quality was actually good, at least better than normal. He smiled at the man, “Of course. For this energy stone, I will do my best to help you upgrade.”
“You’re saying that, aren’t we all promised your best?” The one in the middle chuckled, his voice a lot more steady than the first one.
“Of course not. Since I promised, I will do my best. But this gentleman’s weapon will be first in line,” Luo XiaoLou said politely. The first would be the best time for his Spiritual Power and the effect would hopefully improve a bit.
He loaded the energy stone and then used Source of Consciousness power to stimulate the energy flame, and in an instant, the huge energy sword rose up into orange flames.
Luo XiaoLou waved it satisfactorily, then brought it to the tester under the eyes of the group.
The tester didn’t respond for a long time, just like that time yesterday.
Luo XiaoLou frowned, Unable to measure again? It had appeared twice today.
Dees exclaimed in alarm and immediately handed over a delicate black box, saying, “Try it with this.”
Luo XiaoLou clicked on the measurement, then stared at the rank on it for a moment, looking up at the group of people waiting for an answer, “Level 6.”
Although he couldn’t see the five people in cloaks, the faces of Ling Xiao and Dees had changed.
Dees couldn’t help but exclaim, “You actually managed to make a level 6 sword using materials from the third level area…”
Luo XiaoLou himself was a little surprised and at the same time a little apprehensive. If this sword is given to Yuan Xi, I wonder if he will find it too ugly…
The person who gave Luo XiaoLou the Level 5 Energy Stone smiled and said, “Ling Xiao, you’ve found someone good this time. Come on, try to help me upgrade first.” Saying that, he had already handed over a sword and a grade 5 energy stone that was glowing with blue light. It looked like it was of the best quality.
Luo XiaoLou took it, and as usual, he first explored the structure of the energy sword. As expected, it was also of the best quality attribute, better than any other he had seen before. Moreover, some of the structure was much more ingenious than his own. Luo XiaoLou finished exploring, combed through the interior, then smiled with satisfaction and started to upgrade.
In a short time, the blue flame on the sword soared, and the people surrounding Luo XiaoLou immediately retreated. Luo XiaoLou touched the weapon, it was probably the best energy sword he had ever upgraded.
The man laughed, “Brother, see, I didn’t spend that Level 5 energy stone unjustly.” The man excitedly rushed over and received his weapon to test it. When he looked back, his hat slipped off and his blonde hair was flowing. He was a handsome little guy.
He didn’t care about the hat and shouted excitedly and proudly, “Guess what level? Level 10!!!” In the end, he couldn’t wait for the others to guess and reported it himself.
At that, the others couldn’t help but take out their weapons and energy stones, and one of them walked over to pocket the hat for the other guy.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t look at the handsome little blond guy. Everything was fine if he kept his level 5 energy stone.
Luo XiaoLou had a tired look on his face as he routinely finished upgrading the remaining four people’s energy swords. The remaining four weapons were either level eight or level nine. The level ten upgrade was only that little guy’s at this point.
It wasn’t really Luo XiaoLou’s fault, the remaining people’s energy stones weren’t as good as the first person’s. But that was it, the others were happy.
Luo XiaoLou was even more pleasantly surprised than them. He had learned five more advanced energy sword structures, and even if they didn’t pay, he had already earned a fortune. The remaining four people discussed and the four of them gave Luo XiaoLou three more Level 5 Energy Stones.
Ling Xiao and Dees were even more satisfied. Luo XiaoLou was considered their family’s foreign aid. With such an outstanding performance, they also had gained face. For a time, the guests and hosts were happy.
Finally, the first handsome blond guy ran to Luo XiaoLou again and said, “I have another idea. I’ll provide you with the materials, and you can help me make an energy sword. If I’m satisfied, I can promise you a condition.”
Luo XiaoLou originally wanted to refuse, but his eyes lit up when he heard the last sentence, “Any condition?”
The little blond handsome guy scowled at Luo XiaoLou and lifted his chin, “If I can’t help you, there probably aren’t many people who can.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed again, “Okay, it’s a deal.”
Then Ling Xiao left with the others. Dees wanted to stay, but eventually looked at Ling Xiao and left with them.
When the courtyard was empty, the door to Li Suo’s house was flung open. He looked at the direction of the gate with a heavy face and said to Luo XiaoLou, “The man whose hat just fell off is the second prince of District A. Since he has a request for you, then, as long as you accomplish it, you can ask for the favor from him and enter the temple.”