Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou looked at the huge lake for a while and asked 125, “Is this the source fruit? What about this?”
“I haven’t heard this rumor…” 125 said hesitantly. After he glanced at it twice, with a clap he decided that no matter, first share the worry with heaven. “It can’t be helped. Bring it. “
As 125 said this, a huge transparent container appeared in front of Luo XiaoLou, out of 125’s belly. Finally he put a thick tube into the lake, began to suck up water and comforted Luo XiaoLou, “Honey, don’t worry. You can take it back and drink it slowly.”
Luo XiaoLou stared at the container for two seconds. Even if he really could take it back, how long would it take him to drink it all? Did 125’s owner still expect to come out soon?
At this time, Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt a great and strong sense of crisis. In an instant, all his fur stood on end, he even had palpitations and the inability to move. At the same time, a hand appeared behind Luo XiaoLou’s neck and quickly lifted him up. 125, who was busy praising himself, didn’t have that kind of good luck, and was kicked directly behind them by Yuan Xi.
125 fell to the ground. He felt like he was about to get a concussion! Angrily 125 leapt up to his feet and shouted, “I can’t believe you did that to me! Even if you are Yuan Xi, I won’t forgive you! I’ve decided to leave home. If you insist on not apologizing, I won’t come back. Even if Luo XiaoLou can’t leave you — oh god, what is that big guy?”
125’s large container for water absorption still remained, alone on the edge of the lakel and strong enough to complete its task. Meanwhile, a huge black vortex appeared on the surface of the lake. It was as if the light couldn’t penetrate into that dark vortex. Still, a golden-colored claw was sticking out of it.
The claw was covered with dense scales, and there was a vague electric current that flashed. Just the claw was much larger than 125’s water storage container. They couldn’t imagine how big the thing in the lake was.
Luo XiaoLou’s whole body trembled, and the blood all over his body was a little hot. He finally understood the feelings of those lower beasts when they saw him. But it didn’t seem to be all fear in his flesh and blood, but also a small hint of excitement, and it belonged to the exotic beast’s excitement.
Luo XiaoLou put out a lot of effort to suppress that flash of excitement. He wasn’t able to compare to this monster, and he didn’t want to make unnecessary sacrifices.
Luo XiaoLou struggled to pull at Yuan Xi’s clothes with his nearly stiff paws, while he shouted at 125, “Quick! Tell Yuan Xi that we must get out of here first.”
125 relayed the idea of leaving with a faster rate of speech than Luo XiaoLou. His small number of exotic beast genes told him that this guy in the lake was far from those low level ferocious beasts. But why would something like this appear here? Wasn’t this a planet with no advanced intelligent lifeforms? Even if it was a mutation, the level span was too exaggerated.
Yuan Xi frowned at Luo XiaoLou in his arms, then deliberately brought out the black bio-mecha. He looked at the monster that was emerging from the lake with condescension and solemnity. It was a rare expression for Yuan Xi when he looked at an enemy.
A moment later, Yuan Xi calmly said, “No. I’ll stall it. Today, we must take away the source fruit.”
Yuan Xi cared about the fact that his mate would not live past thirty years old even more than Luo XiaoLou. That was why he brought Luo XiaoLou over at such a critical time.
125 opened its mouth wide, tried to control its trembling feet, and looked at Yuan Xi with a strong look of admiration and worship. After that, it said tremulously, “I..I can also help, but there is a time limit if I drive myself.” In the past few months, it had absorbed a lot of Source of Consciousness power from Luo XiaoLou and could drive by itself for a short time.
When Yuan Xi entered the mecha, Luo XiaoLou leapt out of his arms. 125 had now thrown no less than a hundred huge storage instruments out. He couldn’t let Yuan Xi and 125’s efforts go to waste. He must find a way to continue to find the source fruit. After all, a large lake being the source fruit, this idea was too unreliable. If you really found this lake, how much could be brought out?
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou then jumped into the mecha after a moment’s pause. He took a deep breath, and the black mecha, under his manipulation, began to approach the lake. Then the monster in the lake finally revealed its full appearance. A long golden body, 20 to 30 meters, four huge claws on each paw, and a head with a single pointed horn.
Like all animals whose territory has been disturbed, the monster looked at these tiny intruders, with a strong murderous aura in its eyes. Under Luo XiaoLou’s fearful gaze, the golden monster tilted its head and roared, then turned into a golden light and charged directly at the black mecha.
The black mecha disappeared almost simultaneously, while there was a faint flash of blue light where 125 had been.
Faced with such a huge beast, Yuan Xi was still able to deal with it calmly. Luo XiaoLou was slightly relieved. But he also found that the energy sword, comparable to a Grade 9 high-level weapon, couldn’t even leave a wound on this guy. Although Yuan Xi didn’t activate the energy flame at first, the scales didn’t even break open, enough to show how terrifying this guy’s defense scales were.
Although it wasn’t injured, the golden beast was obviously enraged. It gave another huge roar and then angrily chased after Yuan Xi. It was as if it would not stop until the black mecha was knocked down.
Seeing that Yuan Xi and 125 wouldn’t be in danger for a short period, Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare waste any more time. He hurriedly ran to the lake, then opened his energy shield. He intended to enter the lake.
Because the energy concentration in the lake was too large, 125 couldn’t detect whether there was anything in the lake, which was the reason why he hadn’t found the monster. But 125 had also speculated that this monster was probably guarding the source fruit.
A fierce beast that had a huge mutation because it was too close to the source fruit, it seemed. At least it was impossible for a second one to appear in the lake.
And within its sphere of influence, there will also be no other fierce beasts.
Luo XiaoLou screamed in surprise the moment he jumped into the water. The energy shield began to emit a yellowish light, which indicated that it had begun to consume energy. Had he already encountered an attack?
No, there were no fluctuations, and there were no creatures within the two or three meters of visible water around him.
Luo XiaoLou frowned, reached out and touched the energy shield, only to find that the temperature in this lake was so low that it was terrifying. That water at this temperature wasn’t frozen was really surprising.
Luo XiaoLou quickly let go of this thought and began to expand his Source of Consciousness with full force, as he looked for the source fruit. The water temperature got lower. Luo XiaoLou was even more surprised to find that as the depth increased, the concentration of energy in the water actually began to decrease. This meant that the source fruit wasn’t underwater.
After Luo XiaoLou realized that, he looked at the energy shield’s energy level. He sucked in a breath. In just a short time, it actually consumed a third of an 80,000 Luo energy box. Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare delay, and turned to quickly resurface.
On the lake, inside the golden yellow light, were streaks of blue and black, accompanied by the bursts of a monster’s roar.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t look at the hundreds of water-absorbing containers again. He began to try and detect the energy concentration on the surface of the lake. The energy concentration on the surface of the lake was the highest, and the energy concentration in the center of the lake was even higher than the shore of the lake.
Luo XiaoLou looked sideways at Yuan Xi, 125 and the monster who were tangled not far away. He gritted his teeth, let the energy shield follow the surface of the lake and moved towards the center.
125 fired the energy cannon at the golden monster while he shouted, “What is he doing? It’s so close to the battle circle. Does he want to die?”
“…” Yuan Xi glared coldly at 125, and began to deliberately lead the monster away from the center of the lake. The monster, which was constantly hit by Yuan Xi and stung by 125 from time to time, obviously hated the two mecha. It wanted to tear them apart and devour them alive.
Luo XiaoLou knew that this approach of his was extremely dangerous, but there was no way out. He sensed that the energy was thickest in the center of the lake, which meant that the source fruit was most likely not the lake water, but something in the center of the lake.
Sure enough, after reaching the center of the lake, the energy in the water had increased to a terrifying degree. Luo XiaoLou’s heart moved. He told 125 this news. 125 quickly made adjustments, and he extended memory straws to the center location.
But compared to those, Luo XiaoLou, who was below the fighting circle, didn’t make the slightest progress. There was nothing in the center of the lake. He even went down to see. Except for a heavier chill, the energy underwater was still not as thick as above.
Why was the energy on the surface of the water the thickest? Maybe it meant that the source fruit wasn’t in the water…
Luo XiaoLou looked upward with a jerk, although there was nothing in the sky. As his Source of Consciousness probe turned from the water to the air, he was surprised to find that the air above the center of the lake actually contained even more energy than the water!
Luo XiaoLou let the energy shield slowly rise, then searched more carefully for the location where the energy in the air was thickest.
125 was chased by the big golden monster. Originally he wanted to run this way, then he saw Luo XiaoLou in the air, was scared into a sharp brake, and tumbled to the side as he was almost swept by the claws.
Luo XiaoLou controlled the energy shield’s slow rise, excited to feel the thick energy around him. Finally, his energy shield hit something. Luo XiaoLou froze, surprised. There was clearly nothing in the air, but he had to stop, which meant that he found the source fruit!
Luo XiaoLou tested and found no danger. Although he didn’t dare use it to greet Yuan Xi, he used his bright claw tip, which had to be of some use, to touch the air.
Immediately, a strange scene appeared with the movement of his claw tip, as if the air was cut open. That removed the skin, to reveal its yellow insides.
This was certainly not a cut through air, but the thing’s appearance was shielded, so that people couldn’t see it.
Luo XiaoLou excitedly looked at what was cut open. The thing looked at least a meter in diameter. On the inside, it was a yellow solid with blood-red filaments in it. The concentration of these energies, on the other hand, was much higher than the lake water or the air. The frightening thing was that they weren’t even the most energetic. The most was in the very core of the yellow substance, which was a white object the size of a fist.
Luo XiaoLou was shocked. Although he knew that the white object inside was the actual fruit, he didn’t want to leave the outer skin. He couldn’t find any danger in it, and if he directly used his claws he could manage to pull down the whole thing, which was a meter in diameter, into the storage box for the yellow vest emergency kit. The storage box wasn’t large, but the space inside had two cubic meters.
After Luo XiaoLou collected the source fruit, he intended to get Yuan Xi and 125 to retreat. Since the source fruit was in hand, there was no rush to kill the monster.
However, at this moment, Luo XiaoLou’s ears suddenly heard 125’s alarmed voice. Then, he saw that the golden monster in the sky was coming for him. The thing didn’t even care when Yuan Xi used the energy flame sword on it, creating deep, slicing wounds.
Luo XiaoLou’s face changed and he manipulated the energy shield to quickly dodge to the side. However, the golden beast was too huge and the energy shield’s speed was completely incomparable to a mecha. Finally, he ruthlessly and directly closed the energy shield, then used the energy in the air, and the light beast-shaped body, to directly leap out.
Like the monster that was advancing, Yuan Xi and 125 also flew towards him at top speed. He just had to hold on until Yuan Xi got there…
Something changed just then. The surface of the lake suddenly resembled a boiling pot, which was followed by a strange ringing sound. Then, countless transparent, sharp, hard icicles shot out of the lake. This change blocked the approach of Yuan Xi and 125’s mecha, and they had to defend themselves against the ice even as they rushed over.
Luo XiaoLou was so shocked that he forgot how to move.
However, it took time for the energy shield to open. Just when the ice was almost in front of Luo XiaoLou, a golden figure scooped up the helpless looking white beast.
When the lake quieted down, Luo XiaoLou anxiously found he was lying on golden scales. The guy had balled him up with his body. Yuan Xi and 125, were probably worried about him, and couldn’t attack.
The monster half-squinted its eyes and gave Yuan Xi and 125 a hostile look. Slowly it loosened its coiled up body. Some places were scratched by the ice, but those were only minor wounds, far from comparable to the sword wounds Yuan Xi had inflicted.
The golden beast turned its head, licked its injuries, then looked at Luo XiaoLou on its back, who was too scared to move. Suddenly it stretched out its claws, and slowly turned into a human under everyone’s stunned eyes. To be exact, it was a teenage boy.
The teenager kept Luo XiaoLou pinned under his arm, then lazily pressed a shiny bracelet on his wrist, took out a piece of clothing and put it on.
Luo XiaoLou stirred his legs, and even extended his claws and scratched the man a few times on his arm. But the teenager seemed to be the same as the powerful monster, and he left no wound at all.
Yuan Xi came out of the mecha. He had the energy sword in his hand, and an icy chill in his eyes. He said, “Let him go.”
125 appeared dumbfounded by this person. He seemed somewhat afraid, but still walked closely behind Yuan Xi.
The young man was surprised, then looked at Yuan Xi calmly. “Are you ready to continue fighting? I’m always available, but before that, I need to take care of this first.” After he said that, he held Luo XiaoLou out with one hand.
Yuan Xi’s face changed. He held the energy sword tightly in his hand and took another step forward.
The teenager seemed to be very cautious of Yuan Xi, although not afraid. He still stretched out a hand in the direction of Yuan Xi, then he turned his head to look at Luo XiaoLou, licked his lips and said, “That thing you collected, you can also become a human now, right?”
Luo XiaoLou froze, then moved and found that the power that had strongly suppressed his transformation was really gone. However, Yuan Xi’s face became even more ugly, so Luo XiaoLou didn’t turn into a human, he just screamed a few times.
The teenager frowned. He obviously understood Luo XiaoLou and asked suspiciously, “Why go to his side to transform?”
Luo XiaoLou called out a few more times. The teenager snorted, threw Luo XiaoLou towards Yuan Xi and said lazily, “Since it’s your man, and seeing as you saved my life once, I won’t bother with the two of them.”
Luo XiaoLou had just tearfully stepped onto Yuan Xi’s body when the teenager retorted, “But you really don’t have a good eye for choosing men.”