Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Hearing these words, Yuan Xi’s face became grave. Only after a while did he ask, “Saint Miro Academy is closed?”
Luo XiaoLou calmed down from the excitement of hearing from his best friend, exchanged a few words with Yates, looked up and said, “Yes. He said that most of the schools are closed, and that many of the seniors applied to join the military. Yates and Tian Li passed the military selection process and have come to Imperial Capital with the military.”
It was no surprise that Yates passed the selection process because of his existing military service and his ability, but it was strange that Tian Li was also selected.
Luo XiaoLou was both proud of the two men, and worried about their safety. He turned his head to Yuan Xi and whispered, “We’re going to win this war, aren’t we?”
Yuan Xi got up and hugged Luo XiaoLou, who had hope in his eyes. His hand tightened. “Mn. Wait a little longer. We’ll win. I won’t let anything happen to you.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled. His eyes lit up for a moment, and he caught Yuan Xi’s head and brought his mouth down for a kiss.
“Brother, Uncle wants you to go over-” Yuan Nuo, who had just pushed the door open, stared at his cousin, whose face was darkening with embarrassment.
Luo XiaoLou hesitated for a second, then flashed a smile at Yuan Xi, greeted Yuan Nuo, and got up and went out.
Yuan Nuo looked at his cousin’s face, which was now cold, and immediately said, “Brother, I didn’t mean to do it! Besides, you obviously could continue. It’s him who is too thin-skinned!”
Luo XiaoLou returned to the mecha R&D department and spent a busy afternoon, not only did he overshoot the task, but he also took the time to make more Grade 9 mecha parts and a Super Energy Box.
Although Yuan Xi had not said anything to him about the current situation, Yuan Xi’s rare emotional show at noon, caused Luo XiaoLou to also begin to worry. The war situation was becoming more and more tense. Even Imperial Capital had a restless population that was sneaking out every day with the intention of going to a safer planet. But where was safe? Those octopus people, as they appeared out of nowhere, kept pushing the battle line forward. Even Luo XiaoLou could see that their most likely goal was the entire Empire and entire Federation.
Shen Yuan knocked on the door to get Luo XiaoLou’s attention. Recently, he would always take Luo XiaoLou with when he left. When Luo XiaoLou produced the Tier 10 mecha, he had a Spiritual Power overdraft. Master Yan hadn’t said anything to him, but he had privately spoken to Shen Yuan several times with instructions to watch over Luo XiaoLou so he couldn’t spend too much Spiritual Power.
After he left Shen Yuan, Luo XiaoLou went to find Yuan Xi. Because he was absorbed with something in his heart, Luo XiaoLou didn’t notice that there was actually no one in the passage except him.
So after turning the corner, Luo XiaoLou was startled when he bumped into a person standing there quietly.
Instinctively, Luo XiaoLou apologized, then he raised his head and looked at the person half a head taller than him. Lieutenant General uniform, and a face with a stern and cold expression. The moment he saw the person clearly, Luo XiaoLou immediately took a step back, and his face changed.
Luo ChengYun’s face was inscrutable as he studied Luo XiaoLou, and he made no move to leave.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes were defensive. The hand at the side of his body was clenched hard, and at his feet, 125 pulled hard Luo XiaoLou’s clothes, ready to change.
Luo ChengYun suddenly said, “You look like Li Qian….”
Luo XiaoLou quickly said, “I’m not Li Qian.” Looking at Luo ChengYun’s weird eyes, Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt there was something out of control in his heart and it had become unbearable.
Luo ChengYun’s eyes flashed, and he snapped, “Of course I know you’re not Li Qian, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re my son. Maybe, I should recognize you back-“
“No need. I think your decision at that time was suitable,” Luo XiaoLou interrupted Luo ChengYun’s words. He had no feelings for this nominal father, except for fear. Even as he spoke, his mind felt blank.
After he said that, Luo XiaoLou looked left and right. When he found that they were actually the only ones in the passage, he winced and quickly left.
Luo Chengyun watched Luo XiaoLou as he practically fled, and was deep in thought. He’d seen how Ms. Jin did stupid things that might have effected him. He heard that mixing blood together had a certain probability of sensing each other’s affairs. So, was that why Luo XiaoLou was so afraid of him? However, in the future Luo XiaoLou would not be affected, thus that abandoned experiment was of little use.
Luo XiaoLou only completely calmed down after he spotted Yuan Xi. After he considered it for a few minutes, he told Yuan Xi what just happened. Yuan Xi nodded calmly on the surface, but in his heart he was extremely satisfied. He didn’t want Luo XiaoLou to have a father after he just gained an additional troublesome brother. Now that Luo XiaoLou was married to him, he could take good care of him.
No matter what, Luo XiaoLou calmed down around Yuan Xi.
The next day, Luo XiaoLou met Yates and Tian Li, who wore their dark blue uniforms. Tian Li happily patted Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder. “Good brother, thank you. Otherwise I would never have had the opportunity to give up the darkness, and turn to the light.”
Luo XiaoLou glanced at Tian Li and said in a not-so-good tone, “Abandoning the darkness for the light, ah?”
Tian Li winced at Luo XiaoLou’s bad response, and suddenly thought of the origin of his mecha. This time he’d come to beg Luo XiaoLou to give his mecha enhanced attack power. He immediately changed his mouth, and the mecha maker industry burst into flower.
Yates smiled as he watched Tian Li’s tongue in cheek, and only when he was thirsty and started drinking tea, did he say to Luo XiaoLou, “How are you these days? I don’t see you often, but I’ve watched a lot of news about you on the virtual internet.”
“Nothing.” Luo XiaoLou didn’t want to talk any more about the Jin family. He thought about it and said, “I went to Telles, and I gained a lot of knowledge. I also brought you some small gifts from there. It’s just a pity that I had so little time and no money to shop around more.”
The tea in Tian Li’s mouth spurted out. “You don’t have any money? I say, Luo XiaoLou, how on earth do you live? Doesn’t Yuan Xi support you? Doesn’t he give you pocket money every month?”
Luo XiaoLou froze for a moment, and stammered as he discussed his married life with his best friends. “Give me pocket money? But all of Yuan Xi’s money seems to be with me, ah. I meant that we didn’t have Telles circulating money…” Luo XiaoLou corrected himself. Yuan Xi had given him the card, and the money had been increasing, so it should be the money that Yuan Xi earned along with his own salary that were deposited there.
It seemed, instead, that he never gave Yuan Xi pocket money. How did Yuan Xi go out without money? Wasn’t it too harsh for him not to give his husband some personal money?
However, Yuan Xi’s communication device should be able to transfer money. When he thought of this, Luo XiaoLou was relieved.
The two surprised people across the table also came back to their senses. Tian Li said incredulously, “His Highness Yuan Xi, actually lets you take care of his family? I can’t believe this is true!”
Luo XiaoLou gave Tian Li a fierce glare. What was wrong with him running the house? His house, his previous home, was also run by his mother. Something seemed wrong with that, but Luo XiaoLou wasn’t prepared to think about it.
Next to him, Yates was busy saying, “What’s impossible? I think XiaoLou is a good housekeeper. Moreover, why are you so clearly prying into other people’s family affairs? By the way, Luo XiaoLou, while I came over this time, I may not be able to stay long before I have to go to the front, so before that, I wanted to ask you to do me a favor.”
Then, under Luo XiaoLou’s puzzled gaze, Yates took out a gray space button.
“This is what I’ve always dreamed of, and I’d like you to help me fix it.” Yates scratched his hair and said awkwardly.
Luo XiaoLou paused, thought of Master Maku, and couldn’t help but smile. “Actually, maybe it shouldn’t be fixed by me. Well, leave it here with me first, and I’ll return it to you as soon as possible.”
Tian Li was busy handing his own pace button to Luo XiaoLou as if it were a treasure, as he squirmed and mentioned his request. His father had been excited for a full week when the news came out that he could pilot the mecha and join the military, and he couldn’t wait to drag him to pay homage to his ancestors.
Luo XiaoLou wrote down their requests in detail, then handed Yates a Tier 7 mecha and Tian Li Tier 6 mecha in new space buttons. In response to the excited and uneasy expressions on their faces, he said, “Borrowed. Return them to me when the battle is over.”
Tian Li heckled him, then vigorously gave Luo XiaoLou a few slaps. They grabbed the space buttons and went back to training.
Then, Luo XiaoLou contacted Master Maku. There was a long silence before he said, “The High Admiral was sacrificed. I am now just Master Maku of the Grey Galaxy. You fix that mecha and give it to that young man.”
Luo XiaoLou agreed. As he went to end the communication, the master suddenly said, “Luo XiaoLou. Arthur has gone to the front line to help. I don’t want anything to happen to him. Remind Yuan Xi that according to the information Arthur sent back, within a week at the latest, there will be bigger movements over there.”
LXL’s ‘father’ is delusional like the Jin family; now that he has value as Prince Consort, they’re interested. Relieved he handled him well and shared the exchange with YX who seemed to appreciate it too, though for different reasons.
Hoping Arthur, Yates and Tian Li will all be safe.
I’m a bit confused about Master Maku’s status.
Thanks for translating and editing.
So the war is starting. I hope the Empire will kick some serious butts of that Octopus people. Go Empire!!! We know from the flashbacks that Yates will become a hero, so I’m not worried about him, but the rest should take care.
Ahhh… another one who w has some plans, well sorry ‘daddy’ you had your chance, now he’s so out of your reach so don’t even try.
Thank you for the chapter!!!