Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou tried to smile ingratiatingly at Yuan Xi as his face drew closer. His grin was a little rusty and difficult, but the meaning should have been conveyed. Luo XiaoLou gestured with his forelegs to show his innocence. It wasn’t his fault at all!
The man in front of him seemed not to understand the meaning of tolerance, and was still glaring at him coldly. Luo XiaoLou hung his head in frustration.
Yuan Xi snorted and reached out to touch Luo XiaoLou’s body, whose fur was curled due to the white baby birds. Luo XiaoLou’s paw moved awkwardly, but then Yuan Xi slapped it, and Luo XiaoLou grunted.
“If you were able to run, why were you hiding nearby? Didn’t you think he would find you?” Yuan Xi lectured him with a heavy face, his irritable rage that had been building since he received that piece of paper finally slowly calming down.
It’s true that Luo XiaoLou could have run farther when the two of them started to run away without his captor noticing, but it seemed not safe to run farther, not to mention Huang Mao had been searching for him.
As Yuan Xi scolded and Luo XiaoLou silently defended himself, the young White Treasure bird that had been robbed of its treasure cried out desperately.
At the same time, a very fast shadow swept past from the distance.
Luo XiaoLou looked around and anxiously pressed the stone on his chest. 125’s voice came out from inside and reported faithfully to Yuan Xi, “That person wants to take Luo XiaoLou over, tie him up, and kill him after doing this and that.”
Hey, do you need to report so carefully!
Huang Mao had reached them by this time. He looked at Yuan Xi who was holding a white furred animal in confusion, and his heart suddenly leaped. He went to peer at the animal carefully, and suddenly remembered the legend that circulated in the grey hole.
The God of Creation would be reborn as a white-haired animal and walk the earth, bringing shelter to people and punishment to sinners. Huang Mao wasn’t a true believer in the pantheon, in fact, he’d never believed in that stuff. But looking at the animal with eyes that seemed to speak, at this moment, he remembered that legend with bemusement.
That was when Huang Mao saw the corpse on the ground. His face changed dramatically and the energy sword in his hand burned with red flames, “You’re looking for death!”
Not waiting for Yuan Xi’s reaction, the energy sword had already stabbed over.
Yuan Xi threw Luo XiaoLou onto his shoulder, and he flung out his hand, as if he hadn’t had time to draw his sword.
Huang Mao furiously stabbed his sword, then realized that the person in front of him had flashed and was gone. On his shoulder was a white animal that was looking toward him, which was then pulled back by the man.
It was only after this that Huang Mao felt afraid. This person was able to kill Ghostface. He couldn’t afford to mess with him yet. It didn’t matter, just give him time, he had plenty of ways – Suddenly Huang Mao felt a pain in his chest, and the pain ranged from mild to intense.
Huang Mao trembled and lowered his head, finding that his chest area was slowly collapsing.
When the Second Prince and Ino and the others finally arrived at the scene, they only saw a mess of corpses that had been gnawed by wild animals. On a tree in the distance, a medium-sized nest of White Treasure birds were calling tirelessly, as if trying to tell them something.
The group of people couldn’t help but look at each other. It seemed that they were still too late, and the faces of the second prince and Ino were unusually heavy. Not long after, the Second Prince’s guard in charge of the investigation came over to report, “Your Highness, the deceased are two people, but not the Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou you’re looking for. In addition, it was verified that the deceased are the killer duo ranked third on the most wanted list.”
There were no clues left on the ground other than a trail of bodies, not even signs of a fight. They had nothing more to investigate than the identities of the deceased.
With surprise, the second prince and Ino looked at each other, and the second prince said, “It looks like they’re fine.”
Ino nodded, “But they didn’t seem to look for us and left on their own.” Ino’s face was a bit ugly. Hiring these two vicious people to kidnap and murder, the person…behind it must be a deadly enemy of the Yi family, if they were targeting the Yi family.
The second prince swept another glance at the scene and said, “Yuan Xi signed up with your team, he will definitely go looking for you. As long as they don’t run around, it’s safe to enter the restricted area. So, now we continue to attend the conference. However, remember to let me know if the two of them return to the Ijaji team.”
Ino agreed, and after disposing of the bodies, the two groups chose their own directions and left. They were still attending the Western Mountain Conference, and the two groups had already lost quite a bit of time for this matter.
Those two corpses were not mentioned again by either side.
In the Western Mountain Conference, there were already many families colluding with each other, and injuries also happened from time to time. As long as it was not too excessive, the organizers would choose to turn a blind eye, not to mention that the two dead now were two killers who had committed an unknown number of murders.
Yuan Xi rushed through the woods so fast that Luo XiaoLou could barely keep his eyes open against the oncoming wind, only to see that the area where Yuan Xi had gone was becoming more and more desolate.
Finally satisfied, Yuan Xi stopped in front of a cave, placed Luo XiaoLou on the ground, looked down at him and said, “Change back, now.”
So he had traveled so far to find a place for him to change? Did he need to be so subtle?
But when he looked at Yuan Xi, who was guarding the entrance, Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to argue, so he changed back into his human form and quickly got dressed. Yuan Xi, who was guarding the entrance, looked to his left and right, glancing at Luo XiaoLou from time to time.
Luo XiaoLou finished changing his clothes, looked up and said, “You can’t blame me for being kidnapped.”
“Shut up,” Yuan Xi growled as he pushed Luo XiaoLou against the cave wall.
Luo XiaoLou’s mouth curled up as he pushed Yuan Xi as well.
125, on the other hand, jumped to the ground with his tail up, took one look at the two who were busy making out, and ran deeper into the cave.
Yuan Xi was just about to ask Luo XiaoLou for more details when a strange hissing suddenly came from the depths of the cave.
Luo XiaoLou’s face turned pale, “Oh no! 125 ran in!”
With a frown, Yuan Xi reached out his arm and hugged Luo XiaoLou, leading him to run inside quickly.
The cave stretched diagonally downwards, and even reached ninety degrees after turning a few corners. At this time, the hissing sound was getting louder and louder. Along with the hissing, the entire cave began to tremble slightly.
Yuan Xi’s speed slowed down. He withdrew his energy sword while drawing his black soft sword. He placed his finger on Luo XiaoLou’s lips and made a silencing motion, then picked up Luo XiaoLou with his left hand, toed the ground, and lightly floated inside.
Turning a corner again, a silvery glow began to appear in the cave, caused by a kind of rock in the walls. Not knowing if it was an illusion or not, Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt a bit cold.
When they looked ahead, they were both a little stunned to see a huge silver python, menacingly chasing after a green figure. What was amazing was that although 125 couldn’t use the energy stone, it was not slow at all while fleeing for its life.
“Help, help!” 125 immediately shouted when he saw the two.
The silver python had a huge snake head, a pale white crescent on its forehead, and black round eyes that seemed to be brewing with a monstrous fury. At this time, the silver python had completely blocked the way for 125 to run outside, and then opened its mouth to pounce. 125 had no choice but to turn around and run inside.
Yuan Xi’s black soft sword quickly slashed at the python’s body, leaving no wounds. The python rolled over and still persistently chased after 125, but it had clearly been bruised by Yuan Xi’s strength.
Yuan Xi’s eyebrows furrowed as he whispered, “This guy isn’t too easy to deal with. It’s much more powerful than the level 5 guardian beasts we encountered outside.”
Luo XiaoLou also saw it and complained anxiously, “125, that bastard, is actually messing with this kind of monster.”
The python was extremely fast. Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou followed closely behind, chasing after it and heading underground. In the process, Yuan Xi didn’t make another move. He was going to take a look at the situation later and wait for a chance to make a move.
Moreover, Luo XiaoLou found that it wasn’t an illusion just now, the cave was indeed getting colder and colder. There was also more and more silver around them, like there was ice all around them.
The downward path was actually getting wider and wider. Then there came a point where 125 was practically skating on ice.
After more than half an hour, the silver python suddenly became agitated and chased 125 faster and faster. After making another turn, Luo XiaoLou was freezing, however Yuan Xi didn’t feel it. He took off his coat and wrapped it around Luo XiaoLou after he noticed him shivering. Then, without warning, the silver python suddenly stopped and let out a mournful hiss.
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi sidestepped the python to run ahead, and a strange scene appeared before them.
This was probably the lowest level, and it was a wide and huge natural cave. The bottom of the cave was covered with ice on one side, while on the other side, there was red lava swirling around.
Whenever a large amount of red lava swirled their way, the ice immediately began to melt, and when the lava retreated, the ice layer took advantage of the situation to freeze the nearby lava into ice cubes.
It was stalemated like this, neither side could get progress further.
Due to the heat of the magma, the silver python, although furious, did not advance any further, but hissed at 125 who was at the edge of the ice layer.
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi looked at each other and walked sideways toward the middle. The silver python didn’t even look at them.
125 shouted in surprise at the two, “Oh my God, there’s actually this kind of treasure here. We’ve just made a fortune!”
Only then did Luo XiaoLou discover that at the junction of the magma and ice, there were countless small rocks, both large and small, and what was even more peculiar was that this rock had a light blue transparent outer layer, while inside it was red.
Luo XiaoLou sat down in amazement. Scorching shallow, the legendary seventh level energy stone, ice and fire, two attributes…
It was more valuable than any other energy stone he had ever seen in the Gray Hole.
Luo XiaoLou was just about to reach out, but 125 had already retrieved all the nearby energy stones into its belly, and it was going to move to get more. At this point, that silver python finally couldn’t hold back anymore. It moved toward the lava, and with every glide it made, its scales hissed, and there was the smell of burning in the air.
“What the hell did you take from it?” Luo XiaoLou picked 125 up with a worried face. Silver Python’s madness frightened Luo XiaoLou.
“It’s just- just an egg…” stammered 125.
“Are you crazy? What do you want to do with that?” Luo XiaoLou stared incredulously at this fat dinosaur with a collecting fetish. It actually grabbed a living creature!
“Wanted, wanted to raise one…”
“Give it to me right now or don’t expect me to give you the energy box and Spiritual Power later! You’re dead to me. I’m not going to let you keep a python in my bedroom!” Luo XiaoLou growled with palpitations. Fortunately he had found this out early, or else one day he would wake up to a python as long as he was lying beside him…
125 reluctantly took out a huge white shiny snake egg, and Luo XiaoLou carefully received it. He found that there seemed to be movement inside the snake egg, and didn’t even need to use the Source of Consciousness power to probe, and sucked in a breath, Oh my God, it’s coming out!
Luo XiaoLou glowered at 125 fiercely and took a few steps towards the ice cave, but didn’t dare to get too close to the silver python.
Seeing Luo XiaoLou’s action, the silver python was afraid that he would hurt its egg, so it raised its head high and stared at Luo XiaoLou fiercely, motionless.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes narrowed, and the Source of Consciousness surged out of his palm. Lifting the white snake egg in the air and slowly moving it towards the silver python, Luo XiaoLou’s Source of Consciousness, which had recently increased, floated the snake egg extremely smoothly in the air until it stopped in front of the silver python.
The silver python’s black eyes stared into Luo XiaoLou’s, then nodded slightly, opened its mouth to hold the snake egg, then turned and slithered backwards.
After retreating to a safe distance, where it wasn’t afraid of being burned, it called out again in the direction of Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi.
At the same time, Yuan Xi suddenly grabbed Luo XiaoLou and moved quickly towards the ice.
Out of the corner of Luo XiaoLou’s eye, he saw a huge black tail flash through the red lava.
125 seemed to have received a fright, pried off the last of the larger rocks, then it jumped on Luo XiaoLou and hid in the green stone.
Seeing the silver python guarding the entrance of the cave, Luo XiaoLou understood why 125 was afraid to show himself.
Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou moved around the python, and probably because Luo XiaoLou had returned the snake’s eggs, the python seemed to have no desire to harm them. But the silver python’s stare at Luo XiaoLou’s chest didn’t seem friendly.
Luo XiaoLou laughed awkwardly twice, and then Yuan Xi was already moving out of the cave with him like a gust of wind. The silver python didn’t come after him, but slithered over to another cavern with a thicker layer of ice on its egg.
As the couple and 125 ran out of the cave hastily, Luo XiaoLou began to lecture 125.
“At least I showed you guys how to spot the scorching shallow…” 125 protested quietly.
“If you ever take a living thing again, without telling me, I will cut off all your energy boxes and Spiritual Power and give you to Yuan Xi to carry around-“
“Oh God, how could you do that? Okay, you win! I’m afraid of that….”
Yuan Xi carried Luo XiaoLou out of the desolate mountain range, and whether it was Luo XiaoLou who was busy lecturing and arguing, or Yuan Xi who was walking out in satisfaction with Luo XiaoLou in his arms, neither of them noticed the two words, ‘Forbidden Area’, carved on a vertical stone monument at the foot of the mountain.
“With scorching shallow, I can transform your black soft sword into an energy sword.” Luo XiaoLou said to Yuan Xi, looking up in surprise.
“I look forward to it.” Yuan Xi said as he looked at Luo XiaoLou and announced, “I’ll take you to the temple, even if it’s dangerous there. You’re safest when you’re with me.”
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes narrowed as he smiled. Yes, they would soon be able to go to the temple. And then they could leave. During the days and nights in the grey hole, Luo XiaoLou never thought deeply about it, but he understood that because of him, he had caused Yuan Xi to be in such a place, and he had to send Yuan Xi back to his original world.
The second prince breathed a sigh of relief and whispered in a low voice, “It’s a good thing they’re back, or I’d have done a lot of damage…”
No matter what, he had to buy the structural diagrams of those three eleventh-grade energy swords, and of course, most importantly, that energy bow!