Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou woke up the next day with a sore back and legs, and no one around.
Thinking of Master Yan, Luo XiaoLou quickly changed his clothes, washed up and went outside.
When he arrived at the dining room on the first floor, Luo XiaoLou was surprised to see Yuan Xi at the dining table, busy with the touch screen computer in front of him. The servant smiled and greeted Luo XiaoLou, then hurriedly walked out.
Luo XiaoLou went to sit beside Yuan Xi. He took a few glances at the computer, and found that it was all star maps and strategic charts, which made his eyes dizzy. So he switched to look at the serious-looking Yuan Xi and said curtly, “You are going to the military today, right? Take me with you.”
Yuan Xi glared at him while his hands kept working, “What else do you think I’m doing here?”
Luo XiaoLou was smiling when the servant came over with breakfast for the two of them.
Yuan Xi shut down the computer and casually put it away. While eating breakfast, he glanced at Luo XiaoLou and couldn’t help but admonish, “What that old man said. Today, you also have to work within your ability. You better not give me trouble if you get sick.”
When he spoke of this, Yuan Xi’s face was not good. Yesterday in the bathroom, they didn’t even do it twice, and Luo XiaoLou was so tired he fell asleep in his arms.
“Mn…” Luo XiaoLou obediently answered. He knew Yuan Xi was concerned about him, and he didn’t feel like giving Yuan Xi trouble. Even if Yuan Xi worked overtime until 2:00 a.m., he didn’t forget his nightlife.
Luo XiaoLou thought of the other matter and handed Yuan Xi a glass of juice and said, “By the way, I have something to discuss with you.” Luo XiaoLou explained to the head of the family about going to the planet Louis.
Yuan Xi froze for a moment and his brow furrowed. “I can’t find time in the next few days. Is it okay to go in a month?”
Luo XiaoLou shook his head. “It’s best to go as soon as possible. I’m worried that something will go wrong. However, this time I can go by myself, or let others accompany me.” The planet Louis was within the Empire. It wasn’t really near a border, it was still a safe area, and, after last time, there were many Imperial troops stationed near the planet.
Yuan Xi was silent for a while, then said, “Then I’ll ask Yuan Nuo to accompany you.”
“That’s fine.” Luo XiaoLou replied. Although Yuan Nuo wasn’t very old, he was still quite reliable.
Yuan Xi saw that Luo XiaoLou had eaten enough, so he ate all the fried eggs on the middle plate himself, then finished his juice and got up to go out.
Under the sun, his figure in the dark military uniform was both handsome and charming.
The two walked to the door, but before they got into the hovercar, Mr. Butler hurried over and said to Luo XiaoLou, “Your Highness, Prince Consort. We received your express delivery order yesterday, and they asked us to pick it up from a warehouse.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned. “Express delivery? It could be Heavenly Winter’s materials, but they usually deliver directly, huh?”
Mr. Butler immediately nodded, “You are correct about the materials. Our people went over to see them, however, they haven’t picked them up yet.”
Luo XiaoLou was surprised for a moment, Yuan Xi turned his head, eyebrows raised and asked, “Something happened?”
“That’s not possible. In the Imperial Capital, no one would dare to make trouble for His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. It’s just that there are too many materials, and the largest warehouse there is rented. I came to ask, for this amount of materials, should we designate some special storage rooms for His Highness?”Mr. Butler said in a rush. Since Yuan Xi began to intervene, even the reporters didn’t dare to take on Luo XiaoLou anymore.
Luo XiaoLou was even more bewildered. He didn’t remember ordering such a large amount of materials. Especially above Grade 8 materials. With 125 around, there was enough for him to use. If he depended on those alone, a few hundred years probably couldn’t use them up.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart jumped when his communication device gave a ring to say a message was sent over.
[The things have been sent to you. I received my mecha, it’s good. As for the other batch, do it as soon as possible.]
Luo XiaoLou thought of the person who sent the message and laughed out loud. He said to Yuan Xi, who stood beside him in surprise. “Honey, our investment is finally paying off.”
Well, although the investor was him, the money was all Yuan Xi’s.
The corners of Yuan Xi’s mouth trembled. Luo XiaoLou’s obsession with money always made him suspect that he didn’t have enough funds to feed his family.
Luo XiaoLou considered it for a while and said, “No need to carry it back to the palace. This batch of materials will go into the rented warehouse, and it should be out soon.”
Yuan Xi’s eyes flashed for a moment. He tugged Luo XiaoLou into the hovercar. While in the car, Yuan Xi asked, “What are you going to do with that batch of materials?”
Now that the war had begun, the price of mecha materials and other war resources had been soaring, and both the Empire and Federation were secretly acquiring large quantities.
Luo XiaoLou took a look at Yuan Xi and said with sparkling eyes, “I think the Ministry of War should need quite a lot of materials. I plan to sell them to the Ministry, or to a family that cooperates with the Ministry.”
The corners of Yuan Xi’s mouth curved. “Just give it all to the military, and I’ll have them pay market price.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed. He had invested more than a billion and would finally get a return.
Luo XiaoLou thought of Arthur, and looked down to send a message. [Is Mu Chen at your place? Let him back in. He’s my friend.]
A few days ago, after he found out through Ivan that the one trapped there was actually Mu Chen, Luo XiaoLou got anxious. He kept trying to contact Arthur and today the guy’s communicator was actually on.
Not long afterwards, Arthur’s message arrived. [That’s not so good. I have to clean up this kid.]
Luo XiaoLou saw this sentence, and almost jumped up. In his mind, Mu Chen was spontaneous and proud and talented.
Luo XiaoLou immediately called Arthur. As soon as he got through, he shouted, “Arthur! I’m telling you, Mu Chen is my friend. You must not make things difficult for him!”
Arthur laughed loudly and recklessly. “How can I call him difficult? And, you, the Imperial Prince Consort, why so concerned about a Federation person? Aren’t you afraid Yuan Xi will use family law? All right, you don’t care. He’s fine. You just quickly send my mecha through–” Arthur didn’t finish. There was a loud noise, the communication was quickly cut off.
Luo XiaoLou stared at the communication device speechless. Mu Chen’s situation was probably worse than he imagined.
Luo XiaoLou negotiated with Arthur again for a long time, before Arthur finally told him that he might come to the Empire in the near future, and if it was convenient, he would bring Mu Chen to him.
Even if he was worried, Luo XiaoLou knew that this was Arthur’s biggest concession. Now he could only pray that Mu Chen was really okay.
The two soon arrived at the military headquarters. As they entered the command room, Feng JiaLing turned his head with a smile and said, “Yesterday’s snack was delicious.”
Yuan Che, on the other hand, sighed, “The royal family has finally come up with someone who can cook.”
Yuan Nuo glanced at his brother and brother-in-law, hesitated, and agreed, “Mn, it is, just a little bit.”
The corners of Luo XiaoLou’s mouth twitched. Yuan Xi’s face darkened for a second as he attached himself to his ear and said, “Just make it for me alone in the future.” Then, Yuan Xi looked at Yuan Nuo without changing his face and said, “Luo XiaoLou has to go to planet Louis for a trip. You follow him there.”
Yuan Nuo was stunned, then shouted, “Why should I go? I want to help at this critical moment. I’m also very useful!”
Yuan Xi casually placated him. “You protecting Luo XiaoLou will show that you are more useful.”
Luo XiaoLou was watching the two brothers go back and forth when a man came up next to him, Luo XiaoLou looked at the visitor in surprise, “Luo ShaoTian? You came over too?”
Luo ShaoTian looked at Yuan Nuo, who was still screaming, and took Luo XiaoLou to the side. “Mn. Came, listened, and will help where necessary.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled slightly. Luo ShaoTian had outstanding talent, his appearance here wasn’t strange. “How’s the mecha?”
Luo ShaoTian touched his neck, held the green and white pendant in his hand. He suddenly smiled, “I came exactly for this. I wanted to find you to drive together and help me debug it.”
A tailor-made mecha’s performance was much better. It drove more smoothly, but according to the driver’s own habits, they needed to ask the mecha maker to make changes.
Luo XiaoLou’s face was still smiling, but his heart was already in awe. He had rarely seen Luo ShaoTian smile or laugh like this, and this time, since he was so close, he even saw the dimples around Luo ShaoTian’s mouth. God, this was absolutely typical of his ideal good brother!
Luo XiaoLou, both warmed and overawed, quickly said, “When? Of course, I’m always free. You decide what time is suitable.”
Luo ShaoTian froze for two seconds and said, “This evening, then.” After he said that, Luo ShaoTian hesitantly glanced at Yuan Xi and Yuan Nuo and said, “I can go with you if you want to go somewhere. Don’t worry, I’m not too busy.”
“Great. It’s not really a very dangerous place. But you guys will be a bit exaggerated if you both go with me.”
“Wait! Who says I’m not going? I’m happy to escort you, sister-in-law, you can’t be too eccentric.” The last sentence was from Yuan Nuo, who saw that Luo XiaoLou was whispering with Luo ShaoTian. Yuan Nuo suddenly remembered his mecha. He immediately and indignantly walked over. In fact, he only wanted to express to Yuan Xi that he didn’t really want to refuse the task of protecting Luo XiaoLou,.
“All right. Don’t argue. Luo ShaoTian will also go. Try to come back early.” Yuan Xi made the decision. If he couldn’t go himself, it would have been uneasy.
Yuan Nuo frowned at Luo ShaoTian and the chain on his chest, turned his head and walked away in a huff. He treated his brother-in-law no worse than this guy, okay?
Yuan Xi sent Luo XiaoLou to the mecha R & D department, and made an appointment to pick him up. Then he swept a glance inside, lowered his head and kissed Luo XiaoLou, before he turned around and left.
Luo XiaoLou stood still for a moment and blushed. When he turned around, his face almost burned. He began to wonder if Yuan Xi had done that on purpose.
Master Yan, Shen Yuan, and even Yang Ke, were all looking over. There was also an old man beside Master Yan, exactly like that master he had online.
The other mecha makers, too, were looking towards the door with smiles on their faces. The image of the Prince and Prince Consort showing their love were seen by almost everyone in the room.
Luo XiaoLou coughed awkwardly, and walked up to Master Yan to greet him. “Master.”