Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
All the people in the room flinched at the sudden change. Even Luo XiaoLou thought it was a bit unbelievable.
On the big platform where the mecha was placed, the dark green mecha had been neatly cracked into eight pieces. What was more shocking, was that the fractures were dry and crisp, without any self-destruction having occurred at all.
Lieutenant General Hatton and the old man could see that thin threads of Spiritual Power were slowly being removed from the key nodes over the entire mecha.
The people around them and the few with Spiritual Power Level 6 or above looked at the cracked mecha in shock. Finally they slowly turned their heads, and dropped their eyes to Luo XiaoLou, the latest addition.
Although it wasn’t considered complete when it was divided into eight pieces, and it would still have to be more finely disassembled, an action with this effect…this had to be powerful Spiritual Power.
Lieutenant General Hatton and the old man were equally shocked over another thing. How precise the control was. Obviously the distribution of Spiritual Power at each split node was small, there were a few high-tier mecha makers who could manage much finer, but none could actually cause this effect.
It could only mean that not a single bit of Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power was wasted, it was all perfectly utilized.
“How is this possible…”
“God, this is just too amazing!”
“But His Highness Prince Consort is obviously still so young-“
“Just now you said that his Spiritual Power must be average. If that level of Spiritual Power is considered average, what do we call the rest…”
The commotion in the back rose up, followed by a wave of murmurs.
Lieutenant General Hatton took a moment to wake up. He knew that Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power wouldn’t be weak, but definitely hadn’t expected his power to be that extensive.
He laughed out loud. “It’s still His Highness the Prince Consort who is powerful. So much so that it happens to help us as well.”
When Lieutenant General Hatton said this, the final doubts in those people’s eyes were gone. Except for the people from the military department, the other people invited to look at Luo XiaoLou, their gazes also changed. There were even people who quietly discussed how Master Yan also accepted him as a disciple. Maybe he was too good at teaching people.
Finally, Luo XiaoLou smiled, opened his mouth and said, “A fluke.”
Lieutenant General Hatton then sent the eight pieces of mecha to eight studios, and the people spread out, with each mecha maker above level 6 as a team leader. Including Luo XiaoLou and himself, it was just eight. Then they went to disassemble the pieces separately.
Although his mouth didn’t say it, Lieutenant General Hatton was thinking he absolutely couldn’t let His Highness pick up His Highness the Prince Consort. To put away such a talent after just an hour…he couldn’t say it.
The war front was tight, so they had to deal with the research of octopus people’s mecha first, even if they had to work overnight. First and foremost was to get a detailed construction diagram of the octopus people’s mecha.
Luo XiaoLou also didn’t make any excuses to leave, just went into a studio on Lieutenant General Hatton’s instructions, followed by a group from the military mecha manufacturing division.
Lieutenant General Hatton’s intention was, that even if other people’s Spiritual Power wasn’t high, they could help a little to speed up the progress.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the group of people inside the room, pondered for two seconds, and said to the deputy leader beside him, “This is the plan. I will do the disassembling. All the others will stand around the work table to collect the disassembled parts. That way, the work of dividing into parts won’t be a bother to you.”
The deputy team leader and the others were stunned. There were some small mutterings in their hearts. It wasn’t that they weren’t convinced. Luo XiaoLou’s ability was there. No one would think he was arrogant any more. But so many people just to collect parts? Should they wait in line? Wasn’t it a bit of a waste of manpower?
Although there were doubts, the deputy team leader didn’t say anything, just waved his hand and everyone gathered around the table.
Luo XiaoLou took a glance at the time before he began. Yuan Xi would be there in an hour. He didn’t want to keep him waiting, but to leave the group behind and go back on their own? He couldn’t do that either.
Given that, he decided to try and finish dismantling the mecha piece assigned to them within an hour.
With his mind made up, Luo XiaoLou placed his hands on the mecha, and his power entered it.
It didn’t take long for one of the outermost parts to break away from the main body and float in the air.
At this time, the deputy team leader was unhurriedly arranging the order and operation process of the crowd. When he saw that Luo XiaoLou’s speed was so fast, the deputy team leader immediately shut up, and personally collected the parts into the storage box. Then he turned around and put it into the huge analyzer in the room.
He pressed the button and was ready to continue the arrangement, but was surprised to find that the people at the table were already busy! Several floating mecha parts had appeared around the huge work table.
The group members hastily put away the mindset of taking their time, or going one by one. They had to concentrate completely on starting to collect the parts they had at hand. While they collected, a layer of Spiritual Power also had to be distributed on the outside of their gloves, otherwise it would affect the data later.
Soon, the deputy team leader found that Luo XiaoLou’s arrangement was incomparably correct. Not only that, the twenty or so people in the room were almost too busy to work.
People gathered, secretly alarmed. What was this situation? Is that still a human…
Sweat kept dripping down Luo XiaoLou’s forehead. 125 was sitting on his shoulder and holding a small towel to help him wipe his brow. He secretly nodded. Luo XiaoLou had just absorbed the source fruit, and the source fruit energy wouldn’t be fully integrated into Luo XiaoLou’s spiritual system. When it stabilized, there would be growth.
Luo XiaoLou wasn’t the only one who was sweating. The group’s speed was getting faster and faster. Just like that, there were more and more parts suspended in the air.
The fact that the parts were suspended in the air obviously made the collection process less difficult, but it also illustrated the incredible fact that His Highness the Prince Consort’s Spiritual Power and micromanagement techniques were equally powerful.
The huge body of mecha on the table was getting smaller and smaller, but it was too busy for people to pay attention to the time.
Luo XiaoLou let out a long breath when he withdrew his hand. Now, he was very tired. Happily, the mecha on the table had been completely dismantled, and the remaining pieces could be completely handed over to the group members.
The deputy group leader immediately helped Luo XiaoLou, who was a bit wobbly, and headed out with a feeling of not knowing what to feel.
The other members of the group didn’t stop. The group leader had done the most important work. If they still couldn’t handle this, they felt they couldn’t stay in the military department.
When the door opened, Luo XiaoLou saw that Yuan Xi was sitting in a chair with a sullen expression, and a captain was accompanying him with an apprehensive face.
Lieutenant General Hatton, on the other hand, happened to be outside to intercept Yuan Xi and arrange other matters. No matter what, he had to dely His Royal Highness for as long as possible.
When he saw Luo XiaoLou being helped out, Yuan Xi’s brow furrowed, and he picked him up at the first opportunity.
Lieutenant General Hatton also walked over with a surprised face. If Luo XiaoLou was really uncomfortable he definitely wouldn’t keep him, even though Luo XiaoLou’s Spiritual Power was powerful.
Luo XiaoLou took a look at Yuan Xi, and realized that he came out half an hour late, which was probably the limit of Yuan Xi’s patience. “I’m fine. I’ll be able to go back soon.”
Luo XiaoLou then said to Lieutenant General Hatton next to him, “Lieutenant General, sir. I think I can leave first.”
Lieutenant General Hatton nodded. He didn’t look at Yuan Xi’s already dark and unbearable face, just immediately said, “Of course. If Your Highness is not feeling well, you can go back.”
After he saw the two to the door, Lieutenant General Hatton added with a smile, “Your master will arrive tomorrow. You can come over then, if you are physically well.”
“I will.” Luo XiaoLou smiled. If his master was coming, he definitely had to make a trip.
After Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi went out, Lieutenant General Hatton was ready to arrange for a Level 5 Spiritual Power person to take over as the group leader. The result was that the deputy group leader listened and paused for a moment before he reacted. No one had told the Lieutenant General that their group’s mission had already been completed.
Lieutenant General Hatton froze, surprised and happy. He pulled on the deputy team leader and went into the studio Luo XiaoLou was responsible for. Even if only the group researched it now, it would be of great help.
Yuan Xi carried Luo Xiaolou to the hovercar with an angry expression. Luo Xiaolou sat next to him and said nothing.
However, he asked 125 to make a small bottle of purified lake water, so now he had another channel to supplement his spiritual power.
125 loved to collect things. A bad habit of some time, or a very good one.
After Luo XiaoLou drank the water, which wasn’t much work. The tiredness that came from his spirit power disappeared. He looked at the time, and saw it was already eleven o’clock in the evening.
When they returned to the king’s palace, Yuan Xi still had a stinky face and went to the study by himself. He wasn’t paying any attention to Luo XiaoLou. Although he got to send Luo XiaoLou back, his own work wasn’t finished yet.
But even though they had returned home, it was still possible to work at a distance.
Luo XiaoLou shrugged, said hello and a few words to the servants who were still awake, and quietly went to the kitchen. Not long afterwards, Luo XiaoLou’s was startled when Mr. Butler also appeared in the kitchen with a smile.
“What are you doing?”
Luo XiaoLou dealt with the materials in his hands while he said, “Yuan Xi didn’t eat much at dinner, and I happen to be hungry too, so I’m making a snack.”
Mr. Butler’s gaze grew more and more loving. It made Luo XiaoLou a little creeped out.
“Ahem.” Mr. Butler rubbed his hands and said, “That. Although it’s embarrassing to bother you, the two Majesties, His Highness Yuan Che, and His Highness Yuan Nuo also didn’t eat much. Is it convenient for you to make some more?”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Mr. Butler in surprise, and then smiled. “Of course. You are very considerate.”
Mr. Butler also had two underlings come over to help prepare the ingredients. Luo XiaoLou thought about it, and also made a pot of fried shrimp because of the large number of people.
Then he used the largest pot to make duck soup. At the same time, in another pot was rice noodles. After the rice noodles were cooked, he threw them into the old duck soup.
A dozen or so people could eat that quantity with absolutely no problem, since it used Yuan Nuo’s and Yuan Xi’s meal size as the standard estimate.
The aromatic kitchen made Mr. Butler and the two underlings gulp. This was the middle of the night, and His Highness the Prince Consort was not a newspaper…
He took half of the shrimp for Yuan Xi. Because there weren’t many fried shrimps, there were only enough for the other people to eat as a snack.
“Is there still a main food dish missing?” Mr. Butler suggested thoughtfully.
Luo XiaoLou rummaged around. He found that the only thing that could be used as a staple in the palace’s food pantry was dry bread, so he asked them to bring out a basket and sliced it all.
Luo XiaoLou fried the slices of bread and a lot of bacon, so that whoever needed a main meal could make do with the slices of bread and bacon.
Putting both Yuan Xi’s and his portions into a small storage box, Luo XiaoLou smiled and said to Mr. Butler, “Arrange for someone to send it all over. I believe there’s some extra, so why don’t you and the other two try some too?”
The two underlings who helped to cook held back their saliva, and Mr. Butler’s eyes also lit up. The smile on his face became even more sincere, and he immediately said, “Thank you, Your Highness. Don’t worry, I will arrange the rest.”
Luo XiaoLou took the storage box himself, and went to the study. Yuan Xi was having a video conference with others. When he heard the sound, he turned around with a sullen face. Once he saw that it was Luo XiaoLou, his face became even more unpleasant. “Why are you still awake?”
Yuan Xi, whose temper was on the verge of erupting, didn’t scare Luo XiaoLou. He just raised the box in his hand, and said with a smile, “I brought a snack over.”
Yuan Xi froze for a second, and immediately said, “Bring it over.” He then said something to the people on the screen without expression, and abruptly turned off the video.
A general, who was paying attention to the prince’s family affairs with wide eyes, muttered in his heart, What is your business that we can’t know? Even if you can eat, you should at least let us take a look at it.
The group of officers had rushed over at mealtime, alarmed by the war. Now, they rubbed their stomachs which had started to growl, and they were indignant in their hearts.
Yuan Lie and Feng JiaLing also hesitated. Yuan Lie looked at the crowd in the conference room, simply waved his hand to order a half hour rest, and then asked someone else to prepare a snack for these people.
Yuan Nuo gulped and said to Yuan Che beside him, “Brother, you must say these two people are not righteous. First he sends Luo XiaoLou back without saying anything, and now he lets us watch and eat alone. What is the big deal with married men?”
Yuan Che looked back at Yuan Nuo, and the corners of his mouth curled up slightly.
Yuan Xi walked to the other side of the table and watched Luo XiaoLou take out the fragrant old duck soup from the storage box, along with the golden fried shrimp, fried bread slices and bacon and was satisfied in his heart. He went to the washroom with a better expression on his face.
It was the first time Yuan Xi had eaten old duck vermicelli soup. Luo XiaoLou had never made it for him, let alone the Palace, and this antique food, with such original taste, was quite hard to find.
When he received the news of a half-hour break, Yuan Xi wasn’t in too much of a hurry to eat, but twenty minutes later, all the bowls and plates at Yuan Xi’s hand were empty.
Luo XiaoLou gave him another half bowl of his own food, but Yuan Xi was still a little bit hungry.
Luo XiaoLou interrupted Yuan Xi’s spinning thoughts, “It’s not good to eat too much at night.”
“That’s fine. Let someone else clean up. You stay with me for a while, then go to bed first.” Yuan Xi pulled Luo XiaoLou towards the most comfortable recliner in the study.
After the maids cleaned up the table, the room was quiet again.
He looked at Yuan Xi, there with his eyes closed, and who seemed to be more tired than him. Luo XiaoLou sat up from the recliner again, and started to massage Yuan Xi.
Yuan Xi half-opened his eyes and gazed at him. Although he didn’t say anything, he cooperated and rolled to his side. Finally, he simply buried his head in Luo XiaoLou’s stomach, almost mewing comfortably, and the corners of Luo XiaoLou’s mouth couldn’t help but curl up.
Just when the military department’s food was ready, Yuan Lie’s adjutant suddenly walked in and whispered a few words to him. Yuan Lie got up with an odd face, and left the meeting room with Feng JiaLing, Yuan Che and Yuan Nuo.
Inside the lounge, there was a large table of sumptuous snacks with that unique fragrance.
Feng JiaLing took a taste, and asked the valet who brought the food over, “Luo XiaoLou made this?”
The valet smiled, “I heard from Mr. Butler that His Highness made it himself.”
“Not bad.” Feng JiaLing smiled lightly.
The royal family, in a wonderful state of mind, began to enjoy the snack that was made by their family.
Yuan Xi lay down for a while. Luo XiaoLou kept massaging him until it was almost time for his meeting, then Luo XiaoLou got Yuan Xi up and handed him a cup of hot tea.
Yuan Xi pushed him out. “All right. You go back to sleep.”
Luo XiaoLou went back to their bedroom, tossed in bed for a while and couldn’t sleep, so he simply went to 125’s room and picked it up from the crib.
125 said unhappily, “Even if I am a mecha, I should have my own space and rest time, and besides, can you knock on the door to show respect before you come in?” He had been surreptitiously checking the internet for war and beast activity, then went into the adult channel to help his master and Yuan Xi download something.
Luo XiaoLou suddenly spoke to 125, startling him.
“…Under the premise that you first consider being more respectful to your master.” Luo XiaoLou carried 125 towards the bedroom. “Well, I’m looking for you for something. Yuan Xi isn’t here and I’ve reached the Source of Consciousness super level. I want to open your master’s box.”