Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Those who were secretly protecting Luo XiaoLou from the palace and army were relieved. The Prince Consort’s performance had far exceeded their expectations. This was a change from his usual gentle and approachable image, with a sharpness that radiated from the bones. Luo XiaoLou’s few simple words not only gagged the Federation reporters, but also satirized the Federation, which had taken advantage of the chaos to secede and demand more sovereignty.
More than relieved, they felt it was almost the most refreshing moment in more than a month of trials and tribulations.
The attitude of the royal family? This was the attitude of the royal family, and Luo XiaoLou’s words fully represented the royal family and the military!
This was their Prince Consort, the one who could stand beside their finest prince. What does the prince of a small planet have to do with our Prince Consort?
The reporters looked at each other and were speechless. The reporters who were on the air had secretly turned off their cameras, and many radio station managers from dozens of stars away, were already jumping to their feet and cursing. Unfortunately, this kind of video had already been broadcasted. Not to mention the public, what would Federation dignitaries think? Gosh, maybe tomorrow they’d have someone else in the station manager’s chair.
Prince Consort was gentle and easy to talk to? That’s just cheating!
Luo XiaoLou, not knowing how much love his words had earned him today, much less the gnashing of teeth from the Federation’s upper echelon, pulled open the door and greeted Tian Li and Yates.
A wide-mouthed Tian Li returned the greeting, gave a thumbs-up to Luo XiaoLou, and the hover car drove off at battleship speed.
The dejected reporters were surrounded by those who came later. Now the Federation reporters who were here illegally, would be held accountable by the Empire.
Another group of people quickly got into a hover car and followed Luo XiaoLou in the direction he had left. Presently, Luo XiaoLou didn’t know it, but his superiors in the military had sent many people to secretly protect the Prince Consort, a civilian who had no power of his own.
“Well done, kid! That was righteous! Even I felt good listening to it.” Tian Li complimented Luo XiaoLou as he drove the hover car.
Yates also smiled beside him, “XiaoLou, or His Highness, Prince Consort, I am also impressed by you.”
Luo XiaoLou’s nerves relaxed as he looked at the two of them. He couldn’t really say much, but when it came to the Empire and Federation, he didn’t dare to say anything. Yates and Tian Li, who both knew Luo XiaoLou well, looked at him with a slightly ugly face, and changed the subject.
“By the way, which bastard kidnapped you? Who would dare to kidnap you at Imperial Capital, right under the nose of Yuan Xi? Did they want to steal the marriage?” Tian Li asked curiously.
Luo XiaoLou got embarrassed and coughed, “Kidnapping, marriage snatching? Of course not, who would be so bored – but the good news is, we’re both fine.”
Tian Li laughed and said with a wink, “But you had a unique honeymoon just for two people.”
Luo XiaoLou, who still remembered his time in the grey hole with a shudder, blurted out, “It wasn’t as romantic as you might think, in fact it was a disaster, with a lot of hair being pulled out every day…”
Amidst the surprised and puzzled expressions of those around him, Luo XiaoLou quickly realized what he had said, coughed a few more times to show that his throat was uncomfortable, and then picked up the drink next to him.
But Tian Li didn’t think his throat had anything to do with his head, and looked at Luo XiaoLou in surprise, “What did you say?”
“It was just hard every day. We had to earn minimum wage and stuff, and we were busy every day getting food.” Luo XiaoLou explained quickly, while the image of Yuan Xi holding him by the neck and shoving food down his throat flashed in his mind, and he felt really uncomfortable for a moment.
“But you just – “
“Just a metaphor to express the hardships of our gray hole life,” Luo XiaoLou cut off Tian Li’s question, then looked at the two of them, firmly directing the conversation toward them, “Are you all okay?”
“Sure! Yates spent the entire winter break at my place after completing his commission, and we played against each other every day in the virtual warehouse, which was so cool!” Tian Li said excitedly.
Virtual battles were great for mecha warriors to hone their driving skills and combat experience, but for mecha makers, it was purely a game. But Tian Li was clearly very enthusiastic. After spending half a day practicing mecha-making, he would drag Yates into virtual battles.
Luo XiaoLou quickly realized that he was not being asked about Tian Li’s winter vacation practice assignment, but since he was just concerned about his two friends, once he found out that everything was fine, he didn’t say anything.
When they arrived at Tian Li’s house, it was almost noon, so the three of them had lunch at Tian Li’s house.
The head of the Tian family was a successful businessman, and also had a bit of a passionate patriotic complex. In the process of raising his son from a young age, he had not only nurtured Tian Li’s enthusiasm for the military, but had also instilled in him the ways of business and interpersonal relationships.
He was surprised, then torn, and finally called Tian Li to lecture his son, but when he saw that Tian Li didn’t give any reaction except to continue playing the game in his hands, he had to give up, but repeatedly urged Tian Li to treat Prince Consort well.
Naturally, Tian Li didn’t have to tell his father that he would do the same, but now that Luo XiaoLou’s identity as the Prince Consort had been exposed, and it had been such an eventful year for the Empire, the three of them didn’t want to eat out, so they simply gathered at Tian Li’s home.
Although Tian Li wanted to experience Luo XiaoLou’s cooking again, the people in the kitchen had been instructed by Tian’s father, so they didn’t dare to let the guests cook and persuaded the three of them to leave.
In a short time, a table of colorful, fragrant and delicious food was brought into Tian Li’s house.
Tian Li also brought out a few bottles of wine, and the three of them enjoyed a few glasses of wine, although Tian Li drank more than Luo XiaoLou and Yates. Seeing the empty bottle, Tian Li got up again and went to the nearby storage room.
Luo XiaoLou quietly asked Yates, “I haven’t seen him for months. Why is he drinking so much?”
Yates shook his head and said, “It seems to be because of this year’s winter break practice assignment. I heard that Tian Li didn’t get along too well at the military department, since he doesn’t have your skills.”
Luo XiaoLou narrowed his eyes and asked, “Yates, what about you? I heard you went on a mission with a mercenary?”
Yates smiled at Luo XiaoLou and said with a bit of excitement, “Mn, that was quite a trip. I learned a lot of things that I couldn’t learn in school. Also, my Cloud Eagle that you made for me was so great that even the head of the mercenary group with me was envious of it.”
“Cloud Eagle?” Luo XiaoLou noticed that Yates had a lot of energy in his eyes, and he couldn’t help but feel happy for Yates.
“That’s its name! Is it cool? The largest and fiercest eagle on the planet Xili can even defeat a class 5 insect beast on its own!” Yates talked enthusiastically about the mecha and the mission.
Luo XiaoLou then thought of the Tier 5 mecha he had built for Yates, which had a bio-engine in it. Although it wasn’t exactly a bio-mecha, its performance was much better because of the engine.
“Of course, the name matches the mecha. But I’d say that how advanced the mecha is depends on the person driving it, and only the most suitable fighter can make the most of the mecha.” Luo XiaoLou said smilingly.
Yates blushed. Even as a friend, he was seldom so complimented. Although the head of the mercenary group had also been very impressed.
“Moreover, our mission was not only well rewarded, but many people were also favored by the military, and I was one of them. And I was also promised that I could enter the military directly after I graduated,” Yates said proudly. He hadn’t ever mentioned this before because of Tian Li’s emotional problems.
“That’s a great thing! Congratulations, our great future mecha warrior.” Luo XiaoLou said heartily.
“You, too, great future mecha maker. But what about Tian Li? I see that he has been practicing mecha making very hard in the last six months. The parts you have stored with him here have often been disassembled and reassembled by him, and he has read all the books carefully, but his results…” worried Yates.
Luo XiaoLou was silent for a couple seconds and studied Tian Li, who had re-entered the room, before replying, “I couldn’t do anything about it before, but now I have an idea.”
Yates’ eyes lit up as Tian Li walked right up to him and muttered, “What are you two talking about, smiling so nastily behind my back…”
Luo XiaoLou turned to Tian Li, pressed down his hand holding the wine glass, and said in a rare and solemn voice, “Tian Li, I want to discuss something with you.”
Tian Li became sober by Luo XiaoLou’s seriousness and asked, “What is it?”
Even Yates was a little nervous, but if Luo XiaoLou could cheer Tian Li up, he would be happy for Tian Li. Luo XiaoLou looked into Tian Li’s eyes and declared slowly, “Give up mecha manufacturing.”
Luo XiaoLou’s words stunned both Tian Li and Yates.
Yates’ eyebrows furrowed slightly. Did Luo XiaoLou intend to use a radical method? However, it wasn’t easy for Tian Li to get down to studying seriously in the past six months, and now Luo XiaoLou was attacking Tian Li like this.
“Are you kidding me?” A long time passed before Tian Li said.
“No, this time I am seriously suggesting to you, Tian Li, that you are not suitable to be a mecha maker.” Luo XiaoLou threw the bombshell at the two of them, and then continued slowly, under the stunned gazes of the two, “If you want to go to the military, I can help you.”
Tian Li leaped over with a cry, grabbed Luo XiaoLou by the collar, glared at him, and then yelled with a red face, “I was wrong about you, kid! Even if you are the Prince Consort, I can still beat you up! I do want to go to the military ministry, but I’m going on my own! Why would I need your help?!”
Tian Li’s eyes were bloodshot with anger, and he was even more agitated due to drinking a lot. But Tian Li’s clenched fist was too stiff to make a move on Luo XiaoLou, who looked thin and weak.
Luo XiaoLou pushed Tian Li’s hand off his shirt as Yates rushed over to pull Tian Li away.
“Both of you, think before you speak,” Yates couldn’t help but say to the two obviously disturbed people.
Luo XiaoLou let out a sigh of relief and straightened his collar. When he saw that Yates was still holding Tian Li back, he stood up as if nothing had happened, walked over to Tian Li’s table, picked up Tian Li’s game chip, and then turned around, explaining, “Tian Li, you are so angry because you are afraid that you won’t know what to do. However, when I said that I would help you, I didn’t mean the type where I tell the head of the military that I have friends coming.”
Tian Li and Yates both looked at Luo XiaoLou in confusion, but the fury in Tian Li’s eyes settled down a bit.
Luo XiaoLou raised the chip in his hand, looked Tian Li in the eye and asked, “You play all day long because while you always wanted to go to the military department, you want to be a mecha soldier, right?”
This one sentence halted Tian Li. Yates froze, and turned to stare at Tian Li, who lowered his head, his heart suddenly overflowing with a thick bitterness.
“You know what?! I – I never thought about it!” Tian Li growled, feeling guilty for the first time. He had never dared to think about it deeply, because he had known since he was a child that he could never be a mecha warrior. His genetic rank was C, which was not enough to qualify as a mecha warrior.
But – but what about his love for virtual war games? Is Luo XiaoLou telling the truth?
Luo XiaoLou looked at Tian Li, who was looking increasingly pale, and said slowly, “I have a vision now. I want to create a bio-mecha. And with bio-mecha, the restriction on human genetic rank is not so strict, which means you can hopefully pilot it and become a mecha warrior. But there’s no denying that the effects between a genetic rank C mecha warrior and a bio-mecha is still unknown, and you’ll suffer a lot. Do you still want to consider it?”
Yates’ eyes grew eager, while Tian Li glared at Luo XiaoLou, and growled through gritted teeth, “I’ll try it even if I have to die!”
Immediately, he followed up with an urgent question, “Hey, do you have any trials?”
Luo XiaoLou gazed at Tian Li, whose expression, for the first time in half a year, had only excitement without a trace of worry, and smiled, “Don’t worry, I’ll give it to you as soon as possible. But this has to be kept a secret first.”
Since the second half of his first year of college, Luo XiaoLou had noticed the change in Tian Li, and had remembered this idea. Now, after repeatedly learning a lot about bio-mecha, and after manufacturing a batch of bio-mecha parts, he finally dared to tell Tian Li.
Tian Li and Yates naturally understood the importance of the bio-mecha and nodded solemnly, full of excitement and surprise.
In the evening, Yuan Xi came to pick up Luo XiaoLou, and after saying goodbye to them, Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi went back to their Planet Anse house, the one the owner had marked as Luo XiaoLou’s. As soon as they opened the door and entered, Yuan Xi threw his coat on the couch and declared, “I’m starving.”
Luo XiaoLou could only say, “All right, I’ll see if I have any food left.”
125 glanced at the two of them, and in a few bounding steps, leaped into its room. And now to look at the many beautiful ornaments it secretly holds…
Luo XiaoLou entered the kitchen, and as luck would have it, there were still the vegetables, fish, and even cakes in the refrigerator which he had bought before. Just when Luo XiaoLou took the ingredients out, Yuan Xi, who was leaning against the kitchen door, suddenly ordered, “Wait.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned when Yuan Xi left for a moment and quickly returned, holding a pink apron with a big yellow cat crouched in the middle of it.
Yuan Xi brought it to him proudly, “I bought it for you – I had someone else bring it back.”
Luo XiaoLou gave Yuan Xi a puzzled look. Why did you have to buy it when it’s not that useful? But Luo XiaoLou wasn’t going to argue with Yuan Xi about it. He couldn’t win anyway. He put it on, and then stood by the sink again to prepare food.
But Yuan Xi, who was supposedly starving to death, refused to move, and after helping Luo XiaoLou to tie the belt, he hugged Luo XiaoLou’s waist and clung to his back.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t bother to push him away and expertly prepared their dinner. A few minutes later, the food was in the pot, and the aroma slowly drifted out.
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou in front of him, wearing a beige sweater and a pink apron which made him appear even more docile. Luo XiaoLou bent over slightly, using the spoon in his hand to get soup out of the pot to taste it.
Yuan Xi gulped, and his arm tightened as he ran his hand down under the hem of Luo XiaoLou’s sweater and up the inside.
Luo XiaoLou nearly dropped the spoon in his hand and spun around to gape at Yuan Xi with a pale face. He pressed his left hand, which was still holding the lid of the pot against his sweater, trying to block Yuan Xi’s hand which was already caressing his chest.
Luo XiaoLou’s indignant question was cut short by a low cry of “You……Mn……”, and his face grew red.
Yuan Xi’s hand maliciously twisted Luo XiaoLou’s chest as he whispered in Luo XiaoLou’s ear, “What’s wrong with me? Darling, do you have such a disgruntled look on your face because you think I’m not trying hard enough to satisfy you?”
The hot air breathed in Luo XiaoLou’s ear made him jump again, and after Yuan Xi finished murmuring, before Luo XiaoLou could speak, he lowered his head and bit Luo XiaoLou’s neck.
It wasn’t hard, but the repetitive hot licking of the tip of his tongue, coupled with the repeated grinding and pulling of his fingers in his clothes, made Luo XiaoLou’s body tremble.
“Ah… what are you doing… this is the kitchen…” Luo XiaoLou struggled to object.
Yuan Xi grabbed both of Luo XiaoLou’s wrists with one hand and secured him in his arms. When he saw the fair waist and trembling body, Yuan Xi’s eyes darkened and he rasped, “Of course I know it’s the kitchen…”
With a deft left hand, he yanked Luo XiaoLou’s pants down again, which startled Luo XiaoLou and caused him to struggle violently.
“Oh my God, what are you doing? 125 will probably come out – ah!”
Luo XiaoLou’s buttocks were revealed. Yuan Xi’s hand slid over them and then gripped the thing between his legs.
“If it dares to be that insensitive, I’ll let it take the place of the family robot for two months,” Yuan Xi growled moodily, as he continued rubbing the quivering little thing and also giving Luo XiaoLou’s smooth thighs a few gentle strokes.
Luo XiaoLou was terrified. Even if 125 didn’t come over- but- but- this was in the kitchen! They hadn’t even eaten yet…
“Aren’t you – aren’t you hungry?” Luo XiaoLou asked quickly, trying to distract Yuan Xi from such a ridiculous idea.
“Mn, yes, I’ll get started right away…” agreed Yuan Xi casually. He pulled off Luo XiaoLou’s pants completely and licked his lips as he saw the pink apron directly over Luo XiaoLou’s bare, slippery body.
While Luo XiaoLou struggled, Luo XiaoLou’s apron rubbed against his naked body, and Luo XiaoLou felt more and more strange.
The bastard! Taking me naked and you’re still fully clothed!
“If you move again, I’ll put that set of ears and tail on you.” Yuan Xi snorted and threatened.
Luo XiaoLou felt the sensation of being touched, but was also intimidated by Yuan Xi and immediately stopped moving.
Yuan Xi lowered his head and kissed Luo XiaoLou’s neck, then his exposed back, and down to his white, tender buttocks. Finally, he straightened up and gazed at Luo XiaoLou, who was leaning helplessly over the kitchen counter, waiting for Yuan Xi to devour him as if he were the most delicious meal.
Yuan Xi’s breath quickened, and after briefly preparing Luo XiaoLou’s body with his fingers, he unzipped his pants and pushed in from behind.
Luo XiaoLou shuddered again and unsuccessfully tried to suppress a cry of embarrassment and relief.
From behind, Yuan Xi leaned against Luo XiaoLou’s pale, slim, slippery body and whispered in his ear, “Today, I heard what you said to the reporter. And at that moment, I wanted to do this…”