Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The Empire quickly made the decision. To go was a must. After all, this second level civilization just suddenly appeared. Its true strength, whether it existed or not, and its purpose had to be determined. At this important moment when the Empire was facing a crisis, they couldn’t take anything lightly, and they certainly couldn’t upset a powerful enemy.
Finally, Yuan Xi came forward to apply for the trip to the second level civilization. The Empire couldn’t have Yuan Lie and Feng JiaLing leave now, Yuan Che had just gone to the front line and Yuan Nuo was too young to take up such a burden.
The royal family and the military department finally agreed to the application after a discussion. Under these circumstances, Yuan Xi was undoubtedly the most suitable. If they actually dared to move against the Prince, who came at their invitation, then despite being a second level civilization, the two majesties would declare war on them immediately.
Even if there was a disparity between the two sides and it was impossible to win, the Empire would still make that second level civilization hurt. Therefore, if that so-called, second level civilization still had a clear sense of priorities, and wasn’t willing to break its bones, it wouldn’t harm the heir of the Empire.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t comment at the time, just offered to go with Yuan Xi at the family dinner that followed.
Yuan Lie and Feng JiaLing both looked at Luo XiaoLou. At first they were a little startled, but then they were more thoughtful.
Yuan Nuo was surprised and said, “Why? That dangerous place, I don’t think my brother would approve of you going. Right, brother?”
Yuan Nuo turned his head to glance at Yuan Xi, and he was so scared by Yuan Xi’s expression that he dropped his fork.
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou with an adoring face. Yes, Luo XiaoLou must not want to be separated from him for such a long time, and wasn’t willing to let him go on his own adventure, so he offered to go with him. He was certainly willing to take Luo XiaoLou with him at all times…
Luo XiaoLou coughed and explained himself. “It’s like this. To make a Tier 10 mecha, I need a reagent. It’s very hard to find, and I thought since this is a second level civilization, maybe I could take my chances.”
Yuan Xi paused for two seconds, and then thought, Luo XiaoLou was thin-skinned. He must be embarrassed to say that he isn’t willing to separate from me in front of the family. Mn…that must be the case.
Yuan Lie nodded. Feng JiaLing looked at his younger son, who still had eyes full of joy, then smiled slightly and said, “Yes. Actually, you guys don’t have to worry too much, I’ve already talked to Yuan Xi about what to pay attention to. Don’t promise them anything easily, and if you can’t make a decision, contact us. Other than that, do what you need to do.”
Luo XiaoLou rejoiced. It actually went so easily! He was coming along to look for materials, and now that he understood the contract, Yuan Xi could always help if he was in danger.
When he thought about this, Luo XiaoLou’s mind was tangled. Things like sacrifice, dedication and such words weren’t really in his character. If this had happened to him in the past, he probably would have been laughed to death. However, when he looked at the fierce Yuan Xi, and then at the ring on his finger, Luo XiaoLou felt that this kind of foolish behavior seemed normal now and he was willing to do it. The intelligence of married men was really questionable.
Before they left, Luo XiaoLou said respectfully to Feng JiaLing, “Your Majesty. Thank you for your help yesterday. The soup tasted really good.”
Everyone’s expressions were a little twisted except for the grateful Luo XiaoLou, and the spring-faced Feng JiaLing, whose white hand reached out and patted Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder. “I’m happy to help you.”
Their departure was scheduled in three days. The invitation had specified the interstellar coordinates, and someone would come to pick them up at that time.
Luo XiaoLou used those few days to make the mecha for Yuan Nuo, Ling Xiao and the others. Originally, Luo XiaoLou’s plan was for all the people from the Grey Hole to get Tier 6 mecha and Yuan Nuo’s to be a Tier 7 mecha.
Except that, possibly from his Source of Consciousness being increased to super, while he was making the mecha for Yuan Nuo, all four sets of parts for the Tier 7 mecha actually succeeded. Two of them even ended up as bio-mecha.
Luo XiaoLou decided to give the extra Tier 7 bio-mecha with its increased defense attributes to Yuan Che. Although Big Brother Yuan never asked for it, when he thought of Yuan Che’s relationship with Li Mo, and Yuan Che’s attitude towards him, Luo XiaoLou had good feelings in his heart for this newly emerged big brother…except when he wanted to touch.
As for Yuan Nuo’s mecha, Luo XiaoLou watched the video then tailored it for him. The color was black as Yuan Nuo had repeatedly hinted to him. However, in order to adjust the flexibility of the mecha shell, Luo XiaoLou added a Grade 9 material, purple mustard silk, so it was black with a purple luster that gave it more than a touch of mystery.
Yuan Nuo knew the two were going away, and was mentally prepared to wait for Luo XiaoLou’s return before he received a mecha after all his frustration.
So, Yuan Nuo was a bit incredulous when he received the black space button.
Luo XiaoLou laughed. “Time is running out. Don’t you want to go and try it?”
Yuan Nuo pulled Luo XiaoLou toward the training room, while he excitedly planned in his mind who he would find to train with for the next few days. But going to grind with the mecha to improve was the first priority. To show it off was secondary.
When the black with a hint of purple mecha quietly appeared in front of them, Yuan Nuo stayed still for a moment then whistled. It was so handsome!
“I’ll try it first. You go to the observation room and wait for me.” Yuan Nuo pushed Luo XiaoLou away, his mind completely on the mecha.
Luo XiaoLou, on the other hand, was paying attention to the new mecha’s data, and found that it was slightly improved over his previous Tier 7 mecha. He was satisfied, but still had some regrets. Now he should be able to make a Tier 8 bio-mecha, but the success rate would definitely be very low, and take longer. It would be better to wait until he found the Super Quenching Gold Liquid before he made one.
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Nuo spent the rest of the afternoon in the training room, and adjusted everything that needed to be adjusted.
Yuan Nuo was sweating profusely but smiling, and the smile was still on his face as he and Luo XiaoLou headed out the door. A Tier 7 bio-mecha, that was equivalent to a top-level, Tier 9 mecha!
However, after the two of them came out, Yuan Nuo suddenly thought of Luo ShaoTian. It was indeed exciting that Luo XiaoLou had made a mecha so powerful that it was unbelievable, but when he thought about it, wasn’t it true that Luo ShaoTian had already used such a powerful mecha a long time ago?
Yuan Nuo wanted to express his gratitude, but at the same time he was a bit conflicted. Then he saw the data recorded by Luo XiaoLou. His eyes lit up, and he immediately said, “This. This mecha is really good! It’s perfect for me to use.”
Yuan Nuo paused in annoyance. Since he’d accidentally let his heart out, he blushed a little and took a peek at Luo XiaoLou, who was still smiling gently, before he continued, “But I told you a before, I think next time you should at least give it to me first before giving it to an outsider. You can’t forget that you’re part of our Yuan family. I even helped you to conceal from my brother your thoughts about him. It’s about the question of up and down…hmph!”
Luo XiaoLou was surprised by this teenager, who had just started his freshman year, as he went off on him. “How dare you say that? Everyone heard it that time. What difference does it make if you say it or not? Can’t you just let me know when you see them?!” He was so young to discuss up and down with him so directly, what are teenagers studying these days!
Yuan Nuo opened his mouth wide. “But, but, I was so focused on protecting you. Not to mention that you were empty-handed, and I had two octopus people with me. I saw my cousin and the others at most ten seconds earlier than you…” Well, even if it was twenty seconds earlier, at that time, he wouldn’t have informed Luo XiaoLou in advance.
Luo XiaoLou thought of what happened after that series of disempowering treaties, sighed, patted Yuan Nuo’s head and said, “Forget it. In the future I will think of you in advance, yes. Now help me to send this to the front line for big brother as soon as possible. Now, I’m leaving first. I have to go back to prepare some more things.”
Yuan Nuo wrinkled his face. He hadn’t let others pat him on the head for a long time. Then Yuan Nuo lovingly touched the space button on his chest again, shrugged and decided to forgive Luo XiaoLou. Hey, take him? No way, who let him be his brother-in-law?
Luo XiaoLou felt this boy was the most reckless one, so he used another black chert. 125, although heartbroken, took out two black chert.
Luo XiaoLou then made two sets of super energy boxes for Yuan Xi and 125, each a set of ten. The energy of each energy box had reached tens of millions of Luo. Although it was a huge amount of energy, with the level of the mecha and weapons, energy consumption also increased.
Luo XiaoLou turned around a few times, then took out Yuan Xi’s energy sword, and made a small reinforcement. The power needed for the energy sword came from the energy stone in it, and the energy stone used by Yuan Xi’s sword was the scorching shallow stone from the forbidden area of the Gray Hole, and could stimulate both ice and fire attributes.
When they dealt with Qian Heng, the energy was partly consumed. Luo XiaoLou thought about the scarce amount of scorching shallow stones. He couldn’t throw it away, so he started playing with other ideas. Since he could absorb energy from the energy stone, could he also replenish the energy in the scorching shallow?
Luo XiaoLou thought of that and was immediately excited. He started to compress his Yuan Power into the scorching shallow for infusion. It was much more difficult than absorption, mainly because the compression was very laborious.
When he found that the energy was disappearing, little by little, into the scorching shallow, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but rejoice. The scorching shallow stone could now be used repeatedly, and Yuan Xi’s energy sword would be able to maintain two attributes for a long time.
Luo XiaoLou drank the lake water twice to replenish his energy for the scorching shallow. Then, Luo XiaoLou circled the room again to think about what else needed to be prepared. Yuan Xi’s mecha was overhauled yesterday, his own shield had the energy box replaced…
Luo XiaoLou glanced at the repaired energy sword and took out the energy dagger Yuan Xi had given him. To take it with him for protection was better than nothing.
Yuan Xi crossed his arms as he watched. His heart turned to other sinister thoughts. Although Luo XiaoLou was very obedient these days, but outside of his words, in the end he was inconvenient. Luo XiaoLou should compensate him well.
“Honey, I think you prepared enough. Why don’t you instruct 125 to do the rest? It has to be useful somehow.” Yuan Xi picked up Luo XiaoLou while he gave this unreliable advice, and headed for the bed.
“Wait! I think. I think there is something missing…mn.” Luo XiaoLou’s voice was muffled by his mouth.
125 went back to his hut as fast as he could. Now he was worried about his collection! Yuan Xi was actually playing with ideas about his small vault. This was very bad. In the end, what to contribute…this was really a painful choice.
On the third day, Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou finally set off. On board the senior warship with them were two battalions of palace guards, all of whom were the best mecha warriors.
With two space jump points chosen, they arrived at the designated coordinates on the fourth day.
When they arrived, there was already a huge mothership moored there. The moment they turned up, a message appeared on the communication screen. “We welcome the arrival of the Heir to the An Empire. Please enter the mothership.”
The communications officer, after they nervously made sure the message was correct, looked to Yuan Xi, who nodded his head in acceptance.
The battleship slowly entered a channel in the huge mothership and moored in an empty silo. There was already another warship moored there. After they looked at its emblem, the faces of the people on the warship congealed. It belonged to the Federation.
However, if the people of the Empire looked bad, the people of the Federation looked even worse. Yue Shang stared at the person that he missed day and night, and his fingers clenched tightly. Why was Yuan Xi here with Luo XiaoLou? Clearly, he was contacted alone. Yue Shang’s plan to make the Federation strong first, and then suppress the Empire wouldn’t work with him here.