Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Wait, if I understand correctly, you have the Jin family heirlooms. That is simply impossible.” Luo XiaoLou said, startled.
Jin XiuCheng’s face started to turn blue. This person, in the end, wouldn’t catch the point. The point is to help. The Tier 10 mecha! If they are not prepared, how could they offer the heirloom?
Yuan Xi’s tight face relaxed slightly, and he smiled. “This I can testify to. There was no dowry, but fortunately I didn’t mind.”
Jin XiuCheng had always been the most successful of the Jin family since he was young. He had always been proud to be the best, and lived up to the expectations of his family. But now, as he thought about all that, and looked at Luo XiaoLou, his aunt’s son who had been kicked out of the house, he felt unusually depressed inside.
Jin XiuCheng took another glance at Yuan Xi. The only prince of the Empire with the right of succession. Someone who had been as high as a god in their eyes. It was unbearable that the son of that woman had hooked up with this legend.
Once again, Jin XiuCheng forced himself to resist the nausea from calling Luo XiaoLou, cousin, and calmly said, “Cousin. I must remind you that that blue necklace around your neck is the heirloom of the Jin family. Of course, it started out as a green color, but a simple disguise is easy to make.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed this time. For this, he could be absolutely sure it wasn’t something from the Jin family. Luo XiaoLou touched the necklace on his neck, which was trembling in anger, and said, “That’s impossible. I think, before Ms. Jin left home, the Jin family probably never saw this thing at all. If my home robot is an heirloom of your family, show me the evidence.”
“You actually called her Ms. Jin? Is it possible to be a Prince Consort and not even recognize your mother?” Jin Xiu Cheng looked at Luo XiaoLou incredulously, his voice deliberately raised by at least one syllable.
Yuan Xi frowned and opened the car door directly. He pushed Luo XiaoLou in, then turned back and said, “Two points. First, he is my mecha maker. I won’t agree to him making a Tier 10 mecha for you. Second, if that is your heirloom, show the evidence first. Otherwise, my consort will let the judiciary intervene.”
Then, Yuan Xi contacted An JinHua right in front of Jin XiuCheng and said coldly, “You have left my retainer. It is not appropriate to undertake what retainers do anymore. My people will hand over your authority to the personnel department of the royal palace this afternoon. All permits are withdrawn. I do not want just anyone to appear in front of me.”
Jin XiuCheng looked at Yuan Xi incredulously. He would never have believed that someone could treat him like this.
The feeling of humiliation surged up, and Jin XiuCheng could not wait to leave this place, but then he thought of his grandmother’s instructions. He gritted his teeth, endured and shouted to Luo XiaoLou, “Since you don’t believe me, I will send the evidence to the royal palace this afternoon. You are, in the end, a member of the Jin family! The family is in trouble, but you are so unconscionable as to ignore us like this? Even if the Jin family’s matter isn’t because you provoked it, it’s just a mecha, so what will it cost you? If you want money, I will find a way to slowly pay you back–“
The moment the hovercar left the ground, Yuan Xi expressionlessly glanced at Jin XiuCheng outside, and the corners of his mouth floated a very shallow, cold smile.
If the Jin family knew this much, they should have a huge invisible backing. The information previously sent by his adjutant showed that after their big wedding, the nobles of the planet Riel started to pull on the Jin family in secret. As Luo XiaoLou’s birth mother wasn’t suitable for exposure, he hadn’t wanted to pay attention to this. However, it seemed that the Jin family was interested in the benefits that Luo XiaoLou could now bring to them.
As he stared at the hovercar that was getting farther and farther away, Jin XiuCheng contacted his grandmother with a gloomy face. “I really don’t understand why he’s so selfish. It’s so easy for him to make a Tier 10 mecha, and he’s pushing back like this. This is a major event that affects the future of many people in the Jin family, and he still had to put up a front as a mecha maker at this time. In my opinion, he is just like his mother, he only uses his tactics on men–“
An unusually stern voice interrupted him, “A’Xiu! No matter what, she was still your aunt. Even if she made mistakes, as a junior, you shouldn’t admonish her for anything.” His grandmother, who rarely reprimanded her precious grandson, also felt that her tone was too harsh. She paused for a few seconds, before changing her tone to a milder one and then continued, “Back then, the Jin family drove Xin’er out, so it’s normal for her son to have some resentment towards us. Since he didn’t agree to make a Tier 10 mecha for us, we can only choose another option. For this, you will send the genealogy and the family record book over this afternoon. He must help us with this favor. When the time comes, even if he does not want to help, there are people who will make him help.”
“Yes, grandmother. Fortunately you were prepared.” Jin Xiu Cheng said thankfully. “Don’t worry. For the sake of the Jin family, I will definitely get that one.”
After Jin Xiu Cheng finished talking to his grandmother, his communication device started to flash again. He looked at the name and froze for a moment, then clicked to connect. A cold voice came out, “Because of your matter, His Royal Highness has started to alienate me. I think our relationship is now in jeopardy.”
Jin Xiuzhen’s face reddened, “An HuaJin, I’m sorry. I think you and His Royal Highness’s friendship–“
“There is nothing beneficial now. You will just have to try your best to achieve your purpose. His Highness Xi is not as heartless as he seems. I will handle my own affairs.” An HuaJin said in a flat tone, and then cut off the communication amidst Jin XiuCheng’s guilt.
Before Luo XiaoLou went to the mecha R&D department, Yuan Xi said to him, “You don’t have to worry, I’ll take care of them.”
Luo XiaoLou certainly had nothing to worry about. Even if this body had really been Ms. Jin’s son, he wasn’t stupid enough to give away a Tier 10 mecha. Plus, under the current circumstances, even if he was willing, how could he give a civilian a super advanced weapon, if the state didn’t have a Tier 10 mecha in its hands?
Of course, after he entered the workroom, Luo XiaoLou had no time to think about these things. He, Shen Yuan, and Mu Chen were all engaged in the assembly of the Tier 7 mecha, with the military supplying parts that had already been made. As for the Tier 6 mecha, after they got the Super Quenching Gold Liquid, the military department no longer needed their help.
Lieutenant General Hatton emphasized several times that within three days, they had to rush out five thousand Tier 6 mecha, and the more Tier 7 mecha the better. Preferably up to three hundred.
Many of the high tier mecha builders who had been enlisted to help were put to work on the Tier 7 mecha. With the addition of senior manufacturing personnel from the War Department, the task was not impossible to accomplish because then they didn’t have to spend time on making parts.
Luo XiaoLou spent the whole day and into the evening in the workroom and put twenty space buttons on the table. His duplication skill helped here, and also the two masters came to his room for two hours. With such valuable people perhaps no one would suspect, because, of course, the two masters came over only to have Luo XiaoLou use his Yuan Power to make more Super Quenching Gold Liquid.
After a day of intense work, Luo XiaoLou was already leaning against Yuan Xi and drowsy by the time he reached the hovercar. It was only after they arrived at dinner that Mr. Butler brought them something to remind the two of what had happened in the morning.
It was an electronic genealogy and family event book. Luo XiaoLou flipped through it and was able to spot Ms. Jin among several women in the back, especially the one in her seventies.
Yuan Xi, on the other hand, picked up the family event book and smiled coldly as he pointed to a blue necklace and said, “This is what they are after.”
Unlike Luo ShaoFan last time, the Jin family was obviously prepared. Not only was 125’s blue necklace placed in there in a dignified manner, even the functions, such as the family robot that could transform to a mecha were clearly marked. Only the level of the mecha wasn’t put in. This made it clear that the Jin family wouldn’t accept the muddling of fake necklaces.
Luo XiaoLou frowned at the Jin family’s heirloom. This time his heart was really worried. The Jin family knew the truth, but from where? Was it Luo ChengYun who told them?
125 was already so angry that he was about to smoke. He dragged his tail back and forth across the room, while he indignantly cursed the Jin family. “Shameless! Despicable! Rat-eyed! How dare you cheat in front of me! I, I am not an heirloom, I – my rank is at least an heirloom!”
Luo XiaoLou was dizzy from his spinning and carried 125 to the sofa. “All right, dear heirloom. You know I won’t hand you over.”
After he said that, Luo XiaoLou looked up at Yuan Xi. “They think I’ll hand the stuff over just because of a genealogy?”
Yuan Xi threw the items to the robot that recycled the trash and simply said, “I’ll deal with them tomorrow. You go ahead and rest.”
Someone at the door suddenly spoke out. “I’m afraid you two can’t rest for now.”
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi looked up in surprise. Not only had Mr. Butler not left after he delivered the items, but the one who had just spoken was Yuan Che.
Yuan Che smiled faintly. “I think you guys should probably check out the virtual internet first, and then come with me to father’s study.”
Luo XiaoLou froze. Yuan Xi had already turned on the big screen. One of the eye-catching headlines on the front page read, “Prince Consort’s grandmother in tears. Pleading for help.” Another read, “The balance point between power and humanity. What qualities should our Prince Consort have?”
Because Yuan Xi had ordered the media sector to be reorganized after the Federation sent journalists to mess things up last time, there was no movement from the outside world, except in the virtual network.
Yuan Xi calmly looked up at Yuan Che. “Brother, what’s going on?”
Yuan Che casually clicked on the title of the home page. It was clearly a primetime family show, and the guest invited for this episode was the Jin family’s grandmother. When the host asked the grandmother to talk about the Jin family, the old woman was in tears as she said that the family was in great trouble, and begged Prince Consort to help for the sake of the family’s blood.
The host of the show changed his face, and decided to interrupt with a commercial. When it aired again, the grandmother had been asked to step aside. But those two short minutes were enough to set off a virtual firestorm, where some implicitly pointed out that as a grandson, Luo XiaoLou shouldn’t have put his grandmother in such a difficult position.
Some people even brought up the previous incident of Ms. Jin, who was kicked out of the house for being a slut and having seduced her brother-in-law, and then left her home to work as a maid when she was short of money.
With the matter of the Jin family grandmother, the Prince Consort’s mother was for the first time openly pulled up and discussed. Some people even wondered whether such a mother’s education of her child was defective.
Yuan Che hummed a laugh, and said with faint sarcasm, “Old Lady Jin’s move is a good use of the policy of mourning. She probably thought that with such a plea, even if Luo XiaoLou didn’t agree, the royal palace would help her solve the problem in order to save face and quell negative public opinion.”
“I won’t let Luo XiaoLou help the Jin family. No one can coerce him in front of me.” Yuan Xi said, as he stood up. “Let’s go to father’s study.”
“Wait.” Yuan Che narrowed his eyes at the screen. “Something interesting has come up again.”
Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi, who had reached the door, turned around and saw the image on the big screen. Their faces changed at the same time.
It was obviously a hospital room with a lot of advanced instruments, and the only people standing in the room were a nurse and a woman. The nurse wore a mask and you couldn’t see her face, but the woman was clearly a younger Ms. Jin.
She stood in front of two white cribs. Her fair fingers with pink jeweled rings, curled around a strand of maroon hair. Then she turned with a loving smile on her face, and was bending down to look at the child in one of the beds.
In the two beds were two babies. From their appearance, they were not more than two months old. What was more surprising was that both babies had an infusion tube attached to their arms. A white instrument was placed in the middle of each crib, and after the blood transfusion tube entered the machine, it came out again and was connected to the other baby.
This kind of blood draw transfusion would make the baby feel uncomfortable, and the baby on the left bed wailed and cried. Ms. Jin bent down and said in a gentle voice, “Baby, bear with it, it will be fine soon. Crying so loudly, you must be a big hero in the future. Don’t worry. Mommy will arrange your future well.”
The other crib, on the other hand, was very quiet. The nurse was standing there, frowning and regulating the extraction of the blood, which was different from the extraction of blood from the baby on the left. The extraction of blood for the baby on the right was at least one model larger, and the infusion into the blood vessels was very thin.
The baby’s eyes were wide and black and unusually moist, while tears slowly fell down. The nurse was surprised to see that such a small child was crying silently, and she couldn’t help but raise her head. She said to Ms. Jin over there, “Madam, it’s almost ready. If this goes on, I’m afraid this child can’t take it. If he loses too much blood, or if he goes into shock, not only will his body be weak, his intelligence may also be affected… “
Ms. Jin’s face sank, touched the baby on the left bed, and calmly said, “Continue. It will be fine.”
It wasn’t until ten minutes later that the white instrument in the middle went off and the nurse pulled the two babies’ pumping and transfusion tubes off. Then she looked at what was displayed on the instrument.
She turned her head and smiled as she looked at Ms. Jin. “Madam, the operation was successful. The blood of these two children will show each other’s blood type within a few decades.”
Ms. Jin smiled, picked up the child on the left bed, hugged and kissed him, “Poor child, you suffered. Mom will definitely make it up to you later. Unfortunately, you will leave me soon.”
When Ms. Jin took the two babies away, she handed that nurse a card and then left the ward with a pleasant face.
And the end of the video was actually the initial diagnosis of the operation, and included the blood type of the two children before and after the blood exchange, genes, etc. And for the one whose blood was exchanged, the blood type genes after the surgery was exactly the same as Luo XiaoLou’s when he was enrolled in the medical examination.
The headlines on the virtual internet that were so recently blaming and suspecting Luo XiaoLou had completely turned with the tide. Now they pointed to Ms. Jin, and how she persecuted young children for power, and accused the Jin family of being despicable and shameless.
Luo XiaoLou stared blankly at the screen. Suddenly the screen went black and began to shatter after Yuan Xi’s hand left it.
“Why haven’t I heard this from you?” Yuan Xi slowly turned his head and asked, with a cold, murderous aura in his eyes that made people not dare to look directly at him.
“Maybe because I have no recollection of it at all,” Luo XiaoLou murmured.
125 immediately moved to clarify things. “I. I did not know. At that time I was sleeping, and I was left at home.” Then he also spoke mentally to Luo XiaoLou, [Don’t be worried. An exotic beast’s body cannot be so fragile. That small surgery wouldn’t have any effect on you, but Luo ShaoFan, because of this stupid move of Jin Xin, his intelligence will have been affected. Well, no wonder he is the most useless one in the Luo family.]
“If she wasn’t already dead. I would really want to kill her myself.” Yuan Xi said.
Luo XiaoLou was stimulated by the hatred and murderous aura in his words, and quickly said, “Yes, as you know, she is dead. We, on the other hand, are all fine now.”
Yuan Che’s eyes were also cold after watching the video, but he saw that Luo XiaoLou was actually sparing no effort to persuade Yuan Xi, he couldn’t help but have a few warm feelings. “Now, let’s go to father’s study. I think he will have something to say about this surprise you guys gave him.”
When the three of them went to Yuan Lie’s study, Feng JiaLing was also sitting there.
When he saw them come in, Yuan Lie swept a glance at Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi, then asked, “This matter, how much do you know?”
Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare to say anything, while Yuan Xi met his father’s unusually stern gaze without evasion, and said with a frown. “I know that Luo XiaoLou is not Jin Xin’s son. He told me a long time ago, but I didn’t want to make it public.”
“That’s good. I don’t want to either. After you get married, to know nothing about your wife would be a shame.” Yuan Lie said coldly, then flung over a bag. “This is what my adjutant sent over yesterday. I was going to talk to you when I had time, but it seems you have created this situation for me.”
Yuan Xi picked up the bag. Inside was all the information, and even the hospital video. It seemed that his father already knew about everything, including that Luo XiaoLou was an exotic beast.
“The video on the virtual internet was put out by you?” Luo XiaoLou asked in shock.
Yuan Lie glared sternly at Luo XiaoLou. Feng JiaLing patted Yuan Lie’s hand, and turned his head to Luo XiaoLou. “No. Even if the royal palace decided to hit back with this, Yuan Lie and I would have asked you before making a decision. “
Then who put the video out in the end, and what was their purpose? Just the thought that Luo ChengYun knew the truth, made Luo XiaoLou feel breathless.