Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When he saw the dagger was gone, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t sleep. When Yuan Xi found out, his face was even worse than his, but he didn’t say anything. He just patted Luo XiaoLou. “I’ll ask Rod to investigate, don’t worry.”
The mothership was extremely fast. In the blink of an eye, they were far away from the Empire.
In the past three days, Yafir of the Rhys family invited Yuan Xi twice to have tea, after she deliberately learned about the etiquette of the Empire. She was twice rejected by Yuan Xi for different reasons. After that, she hadn’t mentioned the matter again. Instead, she went to sit at Yue Shang’s place from time to time.
The next afternoon, Rod and Xia Zuo went to Yuan Xi’s room again.
Rod looked at Yuan Xi who was sitting in the middle of the sofa, and said, “Your Highness, we’ve tried many methods. We brought two of the most powerful people in the network group with us, but there is still no way to hack into their system.” With that old woman’s enthusiasm for His Highness, if Yuan Xi personally took the initiative, he might be able to get the information easily, but for the sake of his future and his salary, Ron definitely wouldn’t dare to suggest it.
Moreover, Yuan Xi might subsequently send him to perform a beauty trick, which he firmly believed that His Highness was capable of doing.
Yuan Xi frowned. “Forget it. They must have been prepared too. Just try to put together the information you can collect.”
Xia Zuo glanced at Rod, who looked dejected because he hadn’t completed his task, and said, “I fought with them during their training.”
Rod glared at Xia Zuo with some jealousy, but still dutifully asked, “How was it?”
“They’re physically strong, supposedly because of their own inherent strength, and subsequent training. If we compare ourselves with them, we are slightly inferior.” Xia Zuo said with deliberation.
Rod hesitated for a moment, and asked as calmly as possible. “Compared to you?”
This pervert can be just a little bit worse than the Prince…
Although Xia Zuo didn’t look at him, the corners of his mouth curled up. His slightly cold voice continued. “Don’t worry, I took into account those who dragged their feet, and made my comparison according to the overall level.”
Once again, Rod started to secretly gnash his teeth. He really didn’t like working with this annoying guy. He turned his head to look at the pleasing Prince and His Highness the Prince Consort. “Your Highness, perhaps most of the gap between us and the second level civilization is in civilization and technology.”
Yuan Xi made a sound of acknowledgement. “Continue watching and keep me posted. Also pay attention to maintaining contact with the military.”
The two nodded. After a moment’s hesitation, Rod added, “Your Highness, the Federation and that Rhys family may have a connection, they might even have known each other for a long time. However, this seems a bit inconceivable.”
Yuan Xi laughed coldly. “Mn. Send someone to keep an eye on them. I don’t want to drag the Empire down because of any of their stupid decisions.”
“I will, Your Highness.” Rod said. He looked at the time and prepared to make the guy next to him say goodbye.
At that moment, Luo XiaoLou, who had gone to fetch drinks for them, walked over. As he passed by the table, he glanced at 125 who was concentrating on something, and asked suspiciously, “…What is this?”
125 was obviously startled by him, the tip of his tail was stiff, and he stammered, “No-nothing, ah. I was just watching a film. If you can’t accept it, you must not be part of the animal world or something. They are also in need, after all. Now that spring has arrived, any animal will go into heat–“
“You can go online?” Luo XiaoLou asked in surprise.
“Sure, it was easy to get started. I’ve been on it many times in the past few days.” 125 replied carefully. Unfortunately his foster’s account wasn’t available over here. He had his eye on several things. Flashy and exquisite, simply the most charming little treasures in the world, but he hadn’t gotten them.
Luo XiaoLou glanced over at the dumbfounded Rod, and smiled faintly. “I think your problem might be solved.”
Rod was surprised and a bit incredulous. They had used the most powerful talents, and the most high-tech computers without successfully hacking in…
Yuan Xi just reached out and lifted up 125, who didn’t dare move, and handed him to Rod. “All right. Tomorrow morning you can give me all the information.”
Rod immediately agreed, took the dark green animal handed over by Yuan Xi, and led Xia Zuo out of the room.
Once they were out the door, 125 immediately and angrily wrenched out of Rod’s hand, then with an ugly face, said to Rod as he ran over. “If you dare carry me by my neck again, don’t expect me to help you guys with anything!” As he said this, he puffed up his chest, and showed a high level of self-respect.
Rod opened his mouth wide and looked at 125 on the ground. Just now, when it was in the hands of His Highness the Prince, it clearly said nothing. Even its tail was hanging obediently…
Yuan Xi looked at the door thoughtfully, and said with satisfaction, “Maybe it’s more useful than I thought. I’ll send it to assist my men more often in the future.” They would also finally be rid of one eyesore light bulb.
The next day, Rod was at Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou’s door early in the morning with his men. One of the experts was happily holding an impatient 125 in his hand when Yuan Xi let them in. The first thing he asked them was, “Did you find out about that dagger?”
Rod froze and shook his head. “I’ve sent quite a few people to check, but there are no clues. However, from the video 125 helped us to dig out, His Highness the Prince Consort’s dagger disappeared after he went out to return the dinner tray, so either that Yafir, or Yue Shang took it.” He hadn’t expected that His Highness the Prince Consort valued that dagger so much.
Rod looked at Luo XiaoLou, who was obviously a little disappointed, and asked, “Your Highnesses, is that dagger very important? Does it involve important technology?”
Luo XiaoLou shook his head. The technology wasn’t anything. It was, however, the first time Yuan Xi made something for him with his own hands.
Yuan Xi’s face flushed, then he gave Rod a fierce glare, but he refused to say anything else. Since he knew Yuan Xi’s temper, Rod stopped talking about the dagger, and handed the data in his hand to Yuan Xi.
Fortunately, with the help of 125, they found out these things in advance, otherwise the consequences would have been unthinkable.
Yuan Xi took the information and quickly browsed it. Next to him, Luo XiaoLou looked at it for a while, but was unable to keep up with Yuan Xi’s speed, so he simply sat back and waited for Yuan Xi’s summary.
“Cosmic civilization protection regulations?” Yuan Xi asked.
“Yes. This is the most important discovery. According to the classification system, both the Empire and Federation belong to first level civilizations, and it seems that there are not only second level civilizations in the universe, but also third level civilizations, fourth level civilizations, and even fifth level civilizations. Also, in a given area, the more advanced levels of civilizations, the smaller the percentage of their existence.” Rod immediately said.
“Moreover, lower level civilizations can become affiliated civilizations of higher level civilizations as a type of disguised colony. But according to the civilization protection regulations, the lower civilization must take the initiative to apply. Otherwise the higher civilizations cannot interfere with the lower civilization, including in political and military matters.”
“So they are just extending an invitation?” The corner of Yuan Xi’s mouth curled up and he put down the information in his hand. “But then I suppose the higher civilizations aren’t willing to voluntarily provide high-tech technology to the lower civilizations.”
“Yes, Your Highness, and according to the information we got, the technology of a second level civilization is indeed significantly more developed than ours.” Rod said seriously.
After he said that, he turned his head to look at Luo XiaoLou again, “Also as to what His Highness the Prince Consort brought up last time. There are definitely Spiritual Power masterminds here. We found out that there are actually Spiritual Warriors in second level civilizations. However, the number of such warriors is much less than mecha warriors or physical warriors.”
Yuan Xi took a sip of the red wine in his hand, and then said, “There is nothing to be afraid of then. We will go back soon and prepare for battle.”
Yuan Xi’s words undoubtedly gave confidence to everyone in the room. Luo XiaoLou and his loyal subordinates were now in good spirits.
The cyber expert then turned to Luo XiaoLou, and respectfully asked, “Your Highness, Prince Consort, I think…I would like to ask you. What level is your pet’s AI?”
“Mn? It’s AI? What’s wrong with it?” Luo XiaoLou took a look at 125. This guy was the real deal, pure exotic beast production.
The expert immediately said, “Nothing. Of course, nothing. It’s just that our Level 9 AI couldn’t invade successfully, but your pet’s AI got in without much effort. We are feeling guilty and pleasantly surprised.”
Luo XiaoLou sighed in relief, and said hesitantly, “Actually I’m not sure. It was given to me by my relative, only now she is no longer there…”
Luo XiaoLou didn’t explain further, and the expert immediately began to sweat profusely as he apologized. The whole empire knew that His Highness, the Prince doted on His Highness, the Prince Consort, simply to the level of obsession. Although this was something that also surprised the whole empire.
Only after Rod ushered the people out, did Luo XiaoLou look over at Yuan Xi, who was lazily staring at him and 125, and coughed before he explained. “I really don’t know. In fact, I don’t know what Tier of mecha 125 is either.”
“I guess you can make it accountable now.” Yuan Xi said with a grunt.
125 now no longer expected that Luo XiaoLou could resist Yuan Xi, so he thought about it and said, “If you calculate according to the Empire’s standard, I should be a Tier 15 bio-mecha.”
Luo XiaoLou’s hand shook for a moment. Yuan Xi’s eyes widened as he looked at the out-of-tune 125, and then at Luo XiaoLou, whose piloting skills weren’t that amazing, and finally said, “Maybe you two are a perfect match.”
125 was proud. “Of course, I’m definitely the best for him.” Since Luo XiaoLou’s genetic level had changed, 125 had worried that Luo XiaoLou would get himself a few more mecha, but fortunately, up to now, Luo XiaoLou still only had him as his mecha.
Luo XiaoLou stroked 125’s head. A Tier 15 bio-mecha. He’d thank God if he could make a Tier 10 mecha.
Sometime after Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou got the information, they finally arrived at the second level civilization, the Teles Empire. When they descended from the mothership, Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou only saw Yue Shang and Su Lan. Although Su Lan wanted to come over, she was stopped by Yue Shang’s eyes.
The Rhys’s family’s lady said, “Please rest well tonight, tomorrow, our empire’s King will receive you.”
Later that night, Luo XiaoLou finally contacted Yuan Che, who was at the front line. It took so long for Yuan Che to reply to him, that it was obvious that the situation at the front line was very tense. Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare delay Yuan Che, so he quickly told him about events in general, and specifically the young woman from the Rhys family.
Yuan Che was silent for a while before he asked, “Are you sure it’s that symbol?” Even through the communication device, Luo XiaoLou could hear the chill in his words.
“Yes. Since that symbol is very special, and because I’m worried it’s related to exotic beasts, I have looked at it several times. I’m definitely not remembering it wrong.” Luo XiaoLou said.
“First talk to Yuan Xi. Let him help you try to figure out what happened with that family.” Yuan Che said coldly. If a second level civilization was secretly manipulating this matter, the whole incident rose to the level of an international conspiracy.
“Okay,” Luo XiaoLou said. He only hoped that Yuan Xi wouldn’t get hung up on him concealing things.
That night, Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi, who was planning to sleep after taking a shower, then came over and hugged Yuan Xi’s waist from behind. Yuan Xi froze for a moment. Because of their current circumstances, he wasn’t touching Luo XiaoLou these days.
In order to restrain themselves, he didn’t even dare to sleep with Luo XiaoLou. Now with Luo XiaoLou being so active, his mind immediately came alive.
Luo XiaoLou realized that Yuan Xi intended to turn around, so he embraced him more forcefully, and whispered, “Yuan Xi, I want to tell you something. Don’t turn around, just let me say it.”
Finally, Yuan Xi didn’t move, and gave the command, “Go ahead.”
Luo XiaoLou organized his words. He started from the very first meeting with Yuan Che. The necklace and 125’s master were spoken about, and the sign was also mentioned.
Luo XiaoLou felt Yuan Xi’s body start to become stiff and knew he was angry, so he hurried to say, “I didn’t tell you because Yuan Che asked me not to. I didn’t want to hide it…” Luo XiaoLou also got up, and came near Yuan Xi’s ear from behind. “Don’t be angry, honey. You know I don’t keep anything from you…”
“I will never agree to that shameless guy being with my brother!” Yuan Xi suddenly yelled angrily.
Luo XiaoLou froze for a moment. Since when had Yuan Xi been so sensitive? He personally didn’t even dare to draw conclusions about what was going on between Yuan Che and Li Mo.
“That exotic beast must have approached my brother with a purpose. That kind of ferocious and cunning guy…” Yuan Xi’s words were filled with bitterness.
Luo XiaoLou stilled. The corners of his mouth twitched, and he said, “Mn. But my point wasn’t about leaving the stranger. I was asking whether we need to investigate the Rhys family.”
“Of course, since he dared to kidnap my brother. I understand and will keep that part of the account from Xia Zuo.” Yuan Xi said.
Luo XiaoLou sighed in relief, feebly got off Yuan Xi, then rolled over, and turned his back to him. Within three seconds, Yuan Xi rolled over angrily. What happened? Why did he feel like he was cheated?
“What was the purpose of you just hugging me passionately, and picking at me?”
Luo XiaoLou said, with incomparable calm, “My dear, the purpose of a ferocious and cunning guy like me is certainly nothing good. You wouldn’t be interested in knowing.”
Yuan Xi dumbly looked at Luo XiaoLou’s back, before he realized that those words just included his wife. He stared at that loving back, and Yuan Xi began to think, whatever his purpose …Mn…in fact, he did not mind very much…