Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou’s movements missed a beat. He quickly regrouped, and asked with his mind, [Who?] Was it Li Mo?
The voice sounded again. The cadence of the speech hadn’t changed in the slightest. [Hello, I am Maxim. The brother of that guy outside.]
Luo XiaoLou was shocked by the completely different level of seriousness compared to 125. He paused for a second before he said, [Hello, I am…125’s foster. He brought me here to help your master.]
Maxim began with an understatement, then continued to speak in the same flat tone, [That’s really hard. Let’s start with how to help my master. As you can see, my master was infected by a virus. In order to suppress it, Master had to retreat into a deep sleep inside my shield. However, recently the virus reached the outbreak period. Without external help, it is hard to say whether we will win or lose. It could be that Master will not wake up for a thousand years. So you have come just in time.]
Luo XiaoLou froze, a virus? But he isn’t a veterinarian. [Excuse me, what can I do to help?]
[We need your Source of Consciousness. Since you are from the exotic beast family, then you should be able to distinguish the structures of the black virus. Also, from the moment you enter, there is no way back. If you retreat, then you can only be sucked dry of Source of Consciousness by the virus, and then it will replace you.] Maxim said. Then he seemed worried that Luo XiaoLou couldn’t bear such a blow, and comforted him. [Master should know that you came in, and he will try to protect you.]
The corner of Luo XiaoLou’s mouth shook. [Well, whatever it is, I don’t have time to dwell with it for a thousand years. I don’t think Yuan Xi will have the patience to wait for me that long. Let me get to work.]
With that, Luo XiaoLou stopped pulling back his Yuan Power, and began to concentrate on finding the virus Maxim mentioned. Soon, Luo XiaoLou discovered tiny black substances scattered in the surrounding space that then converged around the white beast. They writhed slightly in the air, like strange pieces of tissue. They were alive, and moved with malicious encroachment.
Luo XiaoLou looked at those black things, and felt disgusted and scared. It was exactly the same feeling he got from the monster with tentacles that he saw at the beginning.
And in the middle somewhere, was Li Mo’s body with a faint white light, as he worked to resist the heavy black material of the virus. But the white beast appeared submerged. Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to hesitate any longer, and mobilized all his power to attack the gathered viruses.
The Yuan Power, under Luo XiaoLou’s precise control, surrounded a small piece of tissue. Luo XiaoLou first tried to cut off that part of the tissue. But as soon as Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power left it would reassemble, and with so many broken pieces of tissue around, they actually wrapped around Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power and began to invade.
Luo XiaoLou was shocked. Could it be that not only was he unable to help, but he would also be infected by the virus? The black matter slowly covered the small space created by the Yuan Power he controlled. Full of cold sweat, Luo XiaoLou suddenly thought of a way.
Luo XiaoLou took a deep breath, and within the tiny space surrounded by Yuan Power, Luo XiaoLou gathered another small piece of Yuan Power, and then compressed it to the extreme. When the Yuan Power was compressed to the point where it couldn’t be compressed anymore, he withdrew his mental control, and the Yuan Power instantly exploded and scattered rapidly like countless white stars. The small space was instantly replaced by a dazzling white light.
After the light disappeared, the Yuan power space that had begun to turn black, was now white to almost transparent, and the black viral tissue wasn’t there any longer.
Luo XiaoLou breathed a sigh of relief. It seemed that the viral tissue wasn’t impossible to restrain.
At this time, Maxim sighed, and then kept silent, not to speak again.
Now that he found a method, Luo XiaoLou accelerated his actions. His heart rose with a strange excitement. This kind of control and the feeling of destruction was really wonderful. In addition to fusion and duplication, his Yuan Power finally had a third skill. Luo Xiaolou thought that he should give it a name. Destruction was too crude, so he called it purification.
In that moment of whiteness, all the dirty things disappeared.
Luo XiaoLou moved extremely fast because he was concerned about Yuan Xi, who was outside and didn’t know the situation, and also worried that he could be in danger. Coupled with the control he had developed as a mecha maker, it didn’t take much effort for Luo XiaoLou’s surroundings to empty.
The surrounding viruses seemed to feel threatened, and slowly began moving towards Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power.
Luo XiaoLou, worried about any erosion of his Yuan Power, rushed to speed up his actions. As a result, in less than half an hour his movements had become more and more skilled, and the virus-free space was also getting bigger and bigger.
Luo XiaoLou, who was busy sweating at the time, didn’t notice that underneath him the eye of the white beast twitched.
The viruses finally seemed to see their fate. They went from constantly killing, to coming forward to be exterminated, to an uncertain slow down, and finally they simply ran for their lives as far away as they could.
Luo XiaoLou froze as he looked at the pure space around him. He hesitated for a moment. He didn’t extend his Yuan Power in a more distant direction, but instead towards the sleeping stranger.
The moment Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power touched the white-haired animal, he felt great resistance. Luo XiaoLou thought about it, slowed down his movements and tried to express his goodwill.
The resistance lasted for a while, and then weakened. Luo XiaoLou carefully probed with his Yuan Power into Li Mo’s body and soon discovered a worse situation. Li Mo had the virus inside his body and the situation appeared quite serious.
The black virus was entangled with Li Mo’s flesh and blood, some of which had become one. Luo XiaoLou also saw clearly how Li Mo handled the virus. A cloud of white Source of Consciousness wrapped around the virus to kill it, including the diseased tissue. He didn’t hesitate to get rid of his own hands. In a way, it seemed that Li Mo’s body was no different from a battlefield.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded, God, was it possible that all these years, Li Mo had been using this method to resist the viruses that entered his body? If the virus entered Luo XiaoLou’s body…he fought a chill.
Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness was also apparently greater than Luo XiaoLou had imagined. His body was almost covered with his Source of Consciousness. There was enough force that it would be bountiful even if scattered into hundreds of strands. Luo XiaoLou discovered his confidence with his new skill quickly disappeared. Could he really help Li Mo..?
Abruptly, an overwhelming chunk of Source of Consciousness came towards Luo XiaoLou. He panicked and controlled his Yuan Power to dodge, but Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness bypassed his Yuan Power in an extremely precise and fast movement and wrapped around some viruses.
Even when he killed certain diseased tissues, if it was too close to Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power, Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness would also put a protective layer around Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power.
Li Mo was aware of his presence, and took considerable care of him.
Luo XiaoLou recovered from the shock and admiration, bypassed Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness and started to help deal with the virus inside Li Mo’s body, though his speed compared to Li Mo, was much slower.
After he killed a few viruses, Luo XiaoLou encountered a diseased area. He hesitated to do it, but after two seconds, Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power wrapped around the tissue.
But Luo XiaoLou didn’t immediately control his Yuan Power to purify, but began to separate the diseased tissue and the virus. Even though he knew that the chances of success were extremely small after so many years, it was impossible for Luo XiaoLou not to try and separate them.
Then, Luo XiaoLou’s self-deluded attempt actually succeeded! At that moment, Luo XiaoLou was frozen for several seconds. He was so surprised that the virus was destroyed!
Even though Luo XiaoLou was surprised, someone else was more shocked than him. The white beast’s eyes opened slightly, and a flash of blue passed by.
Luo XiaoLou then killed the viruses, his heart excited, and was ready to find more diseased tissues to deal with, so at least Li Mo wouldn’t hurt himself trying to eradicate them.
While he was thinking, he was suddenly shocked. His Yuan Power was no longer under his control. He couldn’t move. He looked carefully and found that Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness was entangled with his Yuan Power.
Because of the strength gap, he simply couldn’t move at all.
While he was surprised and confused, a cold and calm voice said, [Don’t move, follow me.]
Luo XiaoLou’s body trembled. Here we go again! That feeling that he couldn’t help but want to submit to. He hardly hesitated and followed easily.
Luo XiaoLou was torn. Well, he had saved Li Mo. In the interest of reason, Li Mo wouldn’t do anything to him. But, every time he saw Li Mo, he wanted to kneel down! This was too awkward, okay? This damn beast instinct!
Li Mo didn’t speak any more as he led Luo XiaoLou inside his body. Luo XiaoLou was surprised to find that most of the viruses were on the surface of his body. Were there no viruses inside? Finally, Luo XiaoLou arrived at the spine. After breaking the protective film composed of Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness, Luo XiaoLou’s Yuan Power was introduced into the spinal column.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the black mass inside a frozen section of Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness. His heart felt sour. The diseased tissue might have killed Li Mo’s spinal column, but here it was too important to excise it. He certainly wouldn’t dare to move too much, the pain was probably not something ordinary people could endure.
Since there were viruses inside the spine, it meant that there were viruses inside Li Mo’s body, but most of those viruses had been forced to the surface. Luo XiaoLou couldn’t imagine what kind of decision he would make if he ever encountered such a thing, or whether he could still live with such courage when life was worse than death.
Li Mo didn’t rush him. Even his Source of Consciousness withdrew and returned to cleaning the surface layer of the virus.
Luo XiaoLou took a breath, and began to separate the diseased tissues inside the spine, one by one, to kill the viruses. Fortunately, he could really isolate those viruses.
The inside of the spine was much smaller than the whole body, but Luo XiaoLou was already skilled in handling the tissue, so it didn’t take long for all the viruses inside the spine to be processed. At that moment, Luo XiaoLou could feel that Li Mo’s Source of Consciousness was much stronger. Even his Yuan Power, which sat inside Li Mo’s body, shivered a little.
Luo XiaoLou quickly withdrew from the spine, and found that the Source of Consciousness within Li Mo’s body had become so great that he didn’t even dare to look closely.
[Go out and wait for me. I can handle the rest.] The voice of Li Mo rang out again.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to refuse, just retreated. In fact, he originally wanted to continue helping, but tragically he found that he couldn’t resist Li Mo’s commands.
After Luo XiaoLou withdrew, he realized that he was already very tired. Purification, despite its name, was more of an offensive action which consumed a lot of Yuan Power and mental power. Luo XiaoLou was startled as he opened his eyes, and coupled with his exhaustion, he couldn’t help but stumble.
A hand held Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder, and soon Luo XiaoLou was leaning on a familiar chest. Luo XiaoLou looked at the ground full of severed pieces and murmured, “…What’s going on?”
Yuan Xi’s voice touched his ears. “It came out of that sphere. Are you okay?”
“Yes. I’ve already helped out Li Mo. He’ll probably be out soon.” Luo XiaoLou said in a low voice.
Yuan Xi wrapped his arm around him a little harder and said, “Mn.”
125’s eyes were rounded, his claws crossed, tail stiffened and he was bolted to the ground. As if he had been transformed into a lookout stone.
The huge sphere was no longer completely black. Slowly, translucent patches of white appeared. Near the end, there was a dazzling flash of light. The tentacles that still struggled against death, all shuddered and fell to pieces, which left only a translucent sphere.
They had seen that inside of the sphere was a huge white exotic beast. Then, there was a strange sound and the sphere became more and more transparent before it finally disappeared. The originally dark space was lit up like daylight, with light all the way to the top of the underground cave.
The white beast stood there and dropped its head. Its blue eyes looked in the direction of Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi.
Luo XiaoLou trembled, and Yuan Xi’s hand which held his waist got even harder. But there was no way to stop what happened next, no matter how long he held out. Luo XiaoLou was embarrassed to even think about that moment.
Luo XiaoLou’s mind went blank from sheer nervousness, and it was a while before he came back to his senses.
He soon found out that something was wrong. His vision had changed, the hand that held him was much bigger, and then he was….Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but lick his fur again. God, ahhhhhhhh! Not only did he change while out of control, but he also licked his fur in full view of everyone…
Luo XiaoLou’s body froze. He could no longer imagine Yuan Xi’s expression.
After a long time, Yuan Xi finally made a move. He held Luo Xiaolou’s paw and moved it at will, but it was right beside his mouth. Luo Xiaolou was trained by him during times when he changed his body. He couldn’t help it and licked him.
When Luo Xiaolou stopped because he felt humiliated, he could obviously tell that Yuan Xi was less cold.
The white beast that had been watching Luo XiaoLou with its hanging head took a step forward. Its magnificent and aesthetic figure showed even more in front of the two, and his blue eyes seemed to be touched with a smile. Then a white light flashed. The beast disappeared, and a tall, thin man stood in front of them.
He was finally out, and almost the same as the picture they saw in the Grey Hole, except even more perfect. Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded and sat straight up. The first thing that came to his mind was, this person even changed into clothes so quickly…
Li Mo’s white hair was tied at the back of his head with a few strands that hung loose, perfect for such shocking features. His eyes were mostly indifferent, but when he looked at Luo XiaoLou there was more than a hint of warmth. “Thanks.”
Luo XiaoLou unconsciously replied, “No. No need…should…”
The corner of Li Mo’s mouth curled. At this time, there was movement behind him. A young boy who looked about six or seven years old came out. He wore a suit, a bow tie and a very serious expression, but that beautiful little face also showed a trace of warmth.
The little one stood to the left of Li Mo and said clearly and calmly, “I didn’t expect 125 to bring someone so reliable. You’re really good.”
When he heard his voice, Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded again. Maxim!!! My God, it’s also an exotic beast mecha. How come some of their family is like this, and others are like that! Luo Xiaolou looked sadly at 125 on the ground. Tsk. Tsk. Except for the similar name, in appearance, ability and etiquette, where are you not dissimilar to your brother?
125 had obviously recovered from his extreme ecstasy. He ran to Li Mo and Maxim in three steps. After he ran to them, he seemed to want to embrace Li Mo, but he instead embraced Maxim.
Maxim frowned, but did push him away. In Luo Xiaolou’s heart, he was really embarrassed by him.
When 125 had enough of crying, he climbed down from his brother. Then he held his hands and twisted his body in front of Li Mo. His eyes were bright and he said, “Master! I missed you so much! Wuwu, I thought of you all the time. Did you miss me, too?”
Li Mo didn’t say anything, although the corners of his mouth moved, and his eyes showed love. Maxim reluctantly and vaguely agreed.
Behind 125, his tail drew a circle. He was surprised. “I was shocked to see Master and Brother again. I was about to die. Ah, also, Master, I have a lot of things in my collection. Do you like it? If you like it, take it as a gift from me to you–“
The ground was instantly filled with a pile of shiny things.
Luo XiaoLou, who had barely broken away from Yuan Xi, returned after he changed back and dressed behind him. He almost vomited blood when he took a look. Their family’s plates, forks, spoons, gems given by others, the missing crystal lamp from the bathroom, the suspicious chip that says XX forbidden…and even the buttons from Yuan Xi’s uniform.
Luo XiaoLou blushed. 125 really had been taught badly. This AI wasn’t taught by me, I swear!
“…Don’t. It seems that your upgrade really failed,” Li Mo said indifferently.
125’s body stiffened. His foot couldn’t help but move in the direction of Luo XiaoLou, but he forcefully resisted it.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart clenched and he said, “This may be my fault. At that time, in order to save me, 125 had to interrupt the upgrade.” Li Mo raised an eyebrow. Luo XiaoLou felt the situation was appropriate and said, “Hello, I am Luo XiaoLou. This is my partner, Yuan Xi.”
There was a brief stare between Li Mo and Yuan Xi, then Yuan Xi said shortly, “He is my man, and we came to you to change his life span.”
Li Mo looked at Luo XiaoLou for a moment before he said, “I know the matter of the exotic beasts, and I will go back to deal with it. You are not going to come with me?”
Luo XiaoLou felt the hand on his waist tighten, and he didn’t dare hesitate. Against that great pressure, his voice trembled as he said, “No. I already have a family. I can’t leave him.”
“But you have to understand. You are not just Luo XiaoLou, you are also my brother, Li XiaoLou.”
“You mean the exotic beast who was captured a long time ago? But that’s impossible. If you go by generations, he should be my great-grandfather.” Luo XiaoLou muttered. Li XiaoLou? How come it is so similar to the name his mother gave?
Li Mo shook his head. “No. You are the only one to have awakened the exotic beast line. Therefore, you are him. I want you to come back with me and revive the exotic beast family.”
“I won’t let him go.” Yuan Xi said coldly. “More important than your brother, is his identity as my wife.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at the two men’s increasingly cold gazes, and got busy making his attitude clear. “I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I didn’t know that I was your brother. For that matter, I don’t have any memories-“
“I can help you think about it.”
“But, more importantly to me than that, I don’t want to leave him.” Luo XiaoLou’s voice wasn’t loud, but was unusually firm. “I feel bad that I can’t help you to revitalize the exotic beasts, but I’ve decided to stay. If you need help, I will do my best to help.”
In front of Yuan Xi stood an exotic beast. In the past, they were absolutely intolerable beings. However, Yuan Xi, surprisingly, didn’t open his mouth to say anything when Luo XiaoLou said he would help.
“I have the key and 125 has it. I think those should be very important to you.” Luo XiaoLou felt a lot towards Li Mo. There was the submissiveness of young beasts to superior adult beasts, fear, worship, but also the closeness of relatives. He didn’t hate Li Mo, but in this world, no one could compare to Yuan Xi. Even if Yuan Xi had so many flaws, he was the one Luo XiaoLou willingly liked.
Li Mo looked at Luo XiaoLou for a long time, then looked at Yuan Xi, and finally said, “Within a year, I will help you complete the genetic inheritance. You will be okay.” After a few seconds, Li Mo looked at Luo XiaoLou again and added, “If you want, you can go back at any time.”
Yuan Xi got the news that Luo XiaoLou’s life had no worries, and immediately put his arm around Luo XiaoLou and walked out. All the while, he was thinking angrily in his heart that these exotic beasts always wanted to hook up with the person beside him. Either Luo XiaoLou or his brother Yuan Che. They were all delusional.
Luo XiaoLou’s footsteps paused. He looked away from Li Mo to 125 in front of him, and finally turned around to leave with Yuan Xi.
Li Mo glanced down at 125. The tears in his eyes had disappeared. He stood dumbfounded for a while. He looked at Luo XiaoLou, and then looked at Li Mo and Maxim. Suddenly, he brought out a box from his storage pocket and said apprehensively, “Lord. Master. I…I want to continue to follow Luo XiaoLou. I failed to upgrade. I do not deserve to follow you–“
“Okay. I don’t want to hear your excuses.” Li Mo said expressionlessly, he glanced at Luo XiaoLou’s back, and added coldly, “Help me protect him.”
125 reluctantly looked at Li Mo and Maxim. He finally gathered the courage to hug Li Mo’s legs, and then came up to his brother’s face and kissed him before wagging his tail in the direction Luo XiaoLou left. He then reported to his master that, in the future, Luo XiaoLou was his official master. Of course, Luo XiaoLou would be grateful to tears, and when the time comes, he would speak about the conditions…
For a moment, from the title, I thought 125 might leave LXL and didn’t want that; so I’m happy! All those pilfered gifts 🤭 It’s shamelessly adorkable 😁
LXL is amazing in this chapter and if this doesn’t prove his loyalty to YX, then YX is a lost cause.
I really hope the Exotic Beasts can be reconciled with LX’s family and the Empire and be accepted.
Thank you for translating and editing.
Oh, so it wasn’t that someone else did something to him, but he contracted a virus. Ah… the analogy, if only the irl virus was so easy to deal with, heh.
I’m glad that the mission succeeded, now XiaoLuo can solve his problem, too. AND it would be great if the Empire could alied itself with this particular exotic beast. I think both sides could benefit a lot.
Thank you for the chapter!!!