Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When Yuan Xi returned to the palace, Yuan Lie and Feng JiaLing were both sitting in the hall, their conversation stopped when their sons entered. Rod took the opportunity to stop when he saw Mr. Butler, who quickly disappeared with the baby in his arms.
Although the two majesties didn’t say anything, the pressure was terribly low, as if the palace was now under siege, both inside and outside.
The hall was still quiet when Yuan Xi stopped in his tracks, and said slightly stiffly, “Father. Mother. I apologize for what I have done.”
Feng JiaLing glanced at him and asked faintly, “And then? How do you plan to handle this matter?”
“I have nothing to say. Since he is an exotic beast, send the special forces to find him and kill him on the spot. We have found exotic beasts before and dealt with them in the same way.” Yuan Xi said coldly. Although he took a seat on the sofa in the hall, his expression made it clear that there was no room, or need, for discussion on this matter.
Feng JiaLing and Yuan Lie looked at Yuan Xi for a while, and didn’t make any comments. They looked at their eldest son. Yuan Che said softly, “I don’t think it’s appropriate to handle it this way.”
“Why is it not reasonable? Compared to what they did to us, killing him so simply is already considered a mercy.” Yuan Xi tried to suppress the rising anger and killing intent in his heart, as he retorted in disbelief.
Yuan Che froze for two seconds, before he said, “Then the feelings between you–“
“Affection does not exist between a human and an exotic beast. I never thought he was an exotic beast. I can’t accept it at all.” Yuan Xi coldly interrupted Yuan Che. Hard and stubborn, he looked down at the cup in front of him. “There can be no feelings with deception. I don’t want to remember that my marriage was a joke.”
Yuan Che looked at Yuan Xi from behind, and finally said, “Even if you decide to let him die, you must first bring him back, and await the verdict of the military court. Because his status is not only that of an exotic beast, but also the Prince Consort of the Empire. If you want to give an account to everyone like this, then follow the regular procedure. And, you will probably have the honor of personally sentencing, and executing the death penalty.”
“…whatever you want.” Yuan Xi said, annoyed. He was very unhappy with Yuan Che’s reasoning, but couldn’t find fault with it, so he reluctantly agreed. He now abnormally hated the wife who had betrayed him, not to mention, he was also an exotic beast.
Before Yuan Che left, he took a deep look at Yuan Xi, who was still on the sofa, and then headed for his father’s study.
Yuan Xi continued to sit on the sofa in the hall. He didn’t know why, but his heart was irritable and abnormal. In this state it wasn’t possible to go back to sleep. Moreover, he didn’t want to see anything in that room that could make him think of Luo XiaoLou.
The order to hunt him down has been passed along. The special forces were the elite of the elite, and there were exotic beasts who had died at their hands before. The pursuit plan would definitely not have any problems. That person could live at most a few more days only…
On the planet Leah, Luo XiaoLou kept looking at his communication device. He stopped himself before he opened his mouth again to ask Luo ShaoTian about it. Just now he had asked more than five times.
After they passed through the space jump point, they encountered an ion storm head-on and it was too late to dodge. Everyone’s communication devices weren’t working. Even the battleship’s communication system was completely down. Now repairers were working on it, and expected it would be restored in twenty hours.
With no information or instructions at all, their voyage was very dangerous, so Luo ShaoTian ordered them to slow down the speed of travel.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the blinking yellow light on his communication device, and felt very uneasy. Yuan Xi would contact him every day at a fixed time, three times a day, without fail.
Now he hadn’t contacted him for such a long time. I don’t know how big a temper tantrum he will throw…
Luo ShaoTian finished entering the work log, looked at the annoyed Luo XiaoLou for a while, and said, “If you have nothing to do now, you could consider going to the kitchen. These days you don’t seem to eat much. Are you not used to military space meals?”
Luo XiaoLou stopped in his tracks for a moment, before he remembered that he really didn’t have much appetite these days. The vacuum-packed space meals were just one of the factors.
When he saw that Luo XiaoLou was hesitating, Luo ShaoTian got up. “I’ll go over with you.”
Luo XiaoLou wasn’t too good to refuse, so the two went to the kitchen not far from Luo ShaoTian’s rooms.
Luo XiaoLou picked out a few ingredients from the storage box, then paused and changed a few of them. He had formed the habit of picking out Yuan Xi’s preferences each time. After being out together for so many days, he had seen Luo ShaoTian’s preferences, and although there were few cooks in the warship, the food reserves were abundant.
Luo ShaoTian moved, and casually leaned against the doorway, but his eyes lit up. He offered to help, but after washing the dishes he was refused by Luo XiaoLou.
A sumptuous lunch was set on the table, and both of them ate to their heart’s content, since when Luo XiaoLou got busy, he had no time to be annoyed.
But before he went to sleep, Luo XiaoLou once again looked at his communication device and secretly sighed. After he woke up tomorrow, the warship’s communication system would be repaired, and then he would be able to explain to Yuan Xi.
In fact, the communication system was repaired in the early morning. But after the three repairers connected to the virtual network, their faces all began to pale.
They looked at each other. Afterwards one of them got up, and walked towards Luo ShaoTian’s room.
Luo ShaoTian, was woken up in the middle of the night, and stood there expressionlessly until the repairer supervisor finished reporting the latest urgent information. Then he said, “You mean to tell me, that there has been an Empire-wide order to hunt him down and execute him?”
The supervisor nodded repeatedly. He didn’t know what expression to use. Although the fear of exotic beasts that was in his bones had always existed, after so many days with Luo XiaoLou, he hadn’t even felt the mighty pride of the royal family from him. “You see, should we not cooperate with the military?”
Luo ShaoTian thought for a while and said, “You inform the others. Say that the communication system hasn’t been repaired. Since we are cooperating with the military department, let’s stabilize the people first. Also, the itinerary remains the same, we continue to move forward.”
Although the supervisor felt that this was somewhat inappropriate, he really couldn’t think of a better way. They had an exotic beast that could instantly control the entire warship of people.
After Luo XiaoLou woke up from his sleep, he tragically found that he still could not contact Yuan Xi. He was so depressed that he didn’t notice that he hadn’t seen anyone other than Luo ShaoTian for a long time.
Even if he did, the others were in a hurry with their heads down, and looked busy.
Then their calm trip was completely disrupted a day later, when they were attacked as they approached their destination.
This large military warship itself had very strong firepower, and after being surrounded by the group, it took a moment to break out, but the damage was too great.
It was only after the battleship shook hard, and the right launch port was destroyed that people became anxious.
Had the octopus people become stronger again?
Luo ShaoTian stared at the screen seriously. After he watched for a while, the battleship was damaged twice in a row, and each time was very serious.
“No. Something is wrong.” Luo ShaoTian asked the chief controller next him to give up his position, and began to command himself.
Luo XiaoLou was shaken awake, and called to the control room where he saw a very busy scene. Luo XiaoLou walked up to Luo ShaoTian. Luo ShaoTian didn’t turn around, his eyes remained focused on the screen as he issued commands, but he took the time to talk to Luo XiaoLou. “You need to just stand here. Don’t leave the spot next to me.”
The battleship swayed more than once, but under Luo ShaoTian’s command, they gradually broke away from the encirclement. The octopus peoples’ ships left, one after another, once they realized that it was useless to chase them.
But Luo ShaoTian’s expression didn’t improve, and he was still issuing commands.
Then the frightened people realized that the heart-stopping trembling hadn’t disappeared. Only now did they realize that there was something else that was chasing them to death.
It was much larger than a normal mecha, but not like a mecha.
When the battleship’s alarm sounded shrilly, Luo ShaoTian stopped his commands. He opened the ship-wide communication system and said, “All personnel. Evacuate the warship immediately.”
Before Luo XiaoLou could rejoice that communications had finally been restored, he was taken by Luo ShaoTian and ran as fast as he could.
Before they jumped on the mecha, Luo ShaoTian’s eyes flashed with a red light, and the corners of his mouth curled up in a smile.