Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When he saw those eyes, Luo XiaoLou, who was planning to run, froze. What was this? Luo ShaoTian hadn’t suffered any injury except for that strange sleep. But now it seemed that Luo ShaoTian’s situation was much more serious than his. Luo XiaoLou anxiously glanced at the monster. Fortunately, it didn’t take the opportunity to rush over. He wasn’t sure why. Maybe 125 severely damaged it.
After he glanced at the dark blue mecha in front of them, Luo XiaoLou grabbed Luo ShaoTian, and pulled him up from the ground while he asked anxiously, “Luo ShaoTian, what happened to your eyes?”
Luo ShaoTian didn’t answer. Those bright red eyes didn’t blink. From sitting on the ground, to looking up, to getting up then looking down, his gaze was fixed on Luo XiaoLou.
The shiny metal wall behind the two of them clearly reflected everything on the other side, including the fact that Luo ShaoTian’s focused gaze and the monster’s intense stare were surprisingly consistent.
Right then, Luo XiaoLou certainly wasn’t paying attention to the mirror image behind him, and even if he saw it, he definitely wouldn’t make any associations.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t wait for Luo ShaoTian’s answer. When he saw that Luo ShaoTian didn’t have an expression of pain, Luo XiaoLou no longer hesitated, just turned around and pulled on him to leave.
But while he tried to take a step, the other person didn’t follow. Luo XiaoLou was anxious and afraid. His palms had a layer of sweat. He turned to look at Luo ShaoTian, then simply squatted down. “Hurry up. If you can’t walk, I’ll carry you!”
There was another moment of hesitation. He was afraid that soon no one would be able to walk.
Luo XiaoLou’s emergency accumulation of strength didn’t have a chance to be tested as a hand came from behind to pick him up from the ground. Then, the stunned Luo XiaoLou was turned around as a hand touched his face.
Under Luo XiaoLou’s puzzled eyes, the expressionless Luo ShaoTian gently touched his forehead for a moment, then withdrew his hand. His bloody eyes dropped to look at his own hands.
Luo XiaoLou followed his gaze. Luo ShaoTian’s hand held a handful of blood. Luo XiaoLou then remembered that when he fell down, his forehead seemed to have gotten cut and in the rush, he actually didn’t feel it at all.
Luo XiaoLou struggled, and said anxiously, “It’s a small injury. I’m fine. Let’s go. If we don’t, it’s really too late!”
However, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t get free. Luo ShaoTian’s hands grabbed his shoulders hard and with great force, almost as if he was about to rip his arms off.
Luo XiaoLou’s brow was furrowed, but he didn’t focus on his arms. Instead he stared at Luo ShaoTian in shock.
Luo ShaoTian, who had been standing quietly, suddenly had an extremely pained expression on his face. The muscles in his cheeks were twitching, his body was trembling, and his face was blue, as if he couldn’t breathe.
Luo XiaoLou had almost never seen Luo ShaoTian, an S-class mecha warrior, reveal an unbearable expression. Even with the most severe injuries, his expression had never changed.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare imagine what kind of pain Luo ShaoTian was actually suffering.
Luo XiaoLou began to regret not bringing down the accompanying therapeutic instrument on the mecha. Just then the corner of Luo ShaoTian’s mouth suddenly moved, and he spat out a mouthful of thick black blood.
The red color in Luo ShaoTian’s eyes dissipated at a speed visible to the naked eye. The pain in his expression disappeared and he was obviously more sober.
However, before Luo XiaoLou could ask, suddenly there was a loud sound next to him, accompanied by the sharp roar of the monster.
That strange scream made Luo XiaoLou’s head go dizzy. Then, from the corner of his eye he saw that 125 was knocked out, and the monster, with incredible speed, was running towards them.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded. The only thought in his mind was, It’s over. They wouldn’t be able to escape in time!
At that moment, the hands holding his shoulders suddenly loosened, and then Luo XiaoLou was forcefully pulled backwards.
In a flash, he was standing behind Luo ShaoTian.
Luo ShaoTian’s slightly hoarse voice came over, “You stay back.” After he took two steps forward, Luo ShaoTian turned sideways again, and said, “Don’t worry. We’ll all be fine.”
Then, Luo ShaoTian stode in the direction of the monster. His spine was back to its usual sharp and cold form, completely without the trembling from just now. A gray mecha appeared directly in front of Luo ShaoTian. It was the Tier 9 bio-mecha that Luo XiaoLou had given him.
Luo ShaoTian flew towards the cockpit, but the monster intercepted Luo ShaoTian even faster than it had Luo XiaoLou. During that speed run, the tentacles had shot in the direction of the cockpit.
Luo ShaoTian didn’t turn back. As the tentacles approached, his right hand swung back.
What dazzled Luo XiaoLou was that the tentacle, which couldn’t be damaged with the super ion cannon, paused slightly as if it had some scruples.
Then, the gray mecha’s entire body flashed with a faint white light. Without any dodging action, it pounced directly on the running monster.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes blurred. The sky was no longer full of the gray mecha and the shadow of the monster.
Luo XiaoLou froze, then followed and ran to the exit as a dark blue mecha flew over.
After he finally got on his mecha, Luo XiaoLou breathed a little sigh of relief. 125 checked Luo XiaoLou from top to bottom, and disinfected his forehead for treatment. Soon, the wound healed, and no trace was left on his white forehead.
At Luo XiaoLou’s signal, 125 found a safe position and stopped in mid-air. In the distance, Luo ShaoTian and the monster were fighting. The two sides were so fast that only faint shadows could be seen in the air. They were entangled then quickly separated in the glare of a high-energy particle cannon. Even with the holographic scanning system, but without any processing of speed, the naked eye could not see their movements clearly.
The monster’s originally powerful and counterintuitive advantage seemed to have completely disappeared, as Luo ShaoTian’s mecha actually resisted its attack.
In the next second, Luo XiaoLou quickly denied his own judgment.
No, it wasn’t that the monster was weaker, but that Luo ShaoTian had gotten stronger!
Luo XiaoLou’s expression shifted and with a slide of his finger, the battle data analysis of both sides appeared on the screen in front of him. As the numbers rapidly went up, Luo XiaoLou stared at the screen, dumbfounded.
He was sure that he had never seen a battle of this level. Whether it was speed or combat intensity, even on the Empire-wide virtual network it had never been seen before. That kind of speed had simply broken through the limits, and even he wouldn’t have believed it if he hadn’t seen it with his own eyes.
That gray mecha was made by Luo XiaoLou, and he knew the data better than anyone else. But under Luo ShaoTian’s piloting, the speed was a full three times higher than the highest value he had set at that time!
“This. This is simply impossible…” Luo XiaoLou said, out of breath.
125’s voice came a second later, “It is impossible. Luo ShaoTian’s genetic signature has also changed.”
“What kind of change?” Luo XiaoLou immediately pursued the question.
“The specifics aren’t easy to explain. It’s also completely different from Yuan Xi’s upgrade. I couldn’t detect that kind of change. It seems that he won’t be weaker than Yuan Xi.” 125 said with certainty. “But no matter what, it’s a good thing.”
Of course it was a good thing. At least their lives wouldn’t be in danger, Luo XiaoLou said thankfully in his heart. Even if they couldn’t win, as long as they didn’t lose, it wouldn’t matter. Yuan Xi would probably send someone over soon.
The monster began to make gains as time went on, so even if Luo ShaoTian was powerful, he could only reach the same level as the thing.
However, it hadn’t completed the task. The monster’s yellow eyes glanced at the dark blue mecha that hovered in mid-air.
When the two separated again, the monster suddenly made a 360-degree turn in the air, ignored Luo ShaoTian’s attack behind him and flew towards Luo XiaoLou. Moreover, as it flew, a dark, round object slowly appeared in the monster’s mouth.
Before Luo XiaoLou could react, the cockpit had already sounded a sharp alarm, which meant that 125 had discovered something extremely dangerous.
“Run! That’s a weapon!” 125 shouted.
This was the first time the monster had used a weapon since it appeared, and Luo XiaoLou didn’t dare stay to test its power.
The monster saw the dark blue mecha was fleeing in a hurry. Its eyes flashed. It wasn’t anxious. This kind of weapon, once fired, absolutely couldn’t be shaken off. Even if the pursued crossed a space point, it was all the same.
However, in the next second, a gray mecha suddenly appeared in front of it.
Luo XiaoLou’s mecha hadn’t flown out much farther, when a shockingly loud sound came from behind him, along with an air wave of great energy. He sent the command to stop, but 125 flew forward for a while before he came to a complete stop.
Luo XiaoLou quickly looked back, and then stared incredulously. In the place he had just been, the tall buildings had all disappeared, and there was a huge semicircular crater in the ground, nearly a thousand meters in circumference. In the air, there was still smoke that kept churning after the explosion.
The monster and Luo ShaoTian’s mecha were both gone.
On 125’s screen, the red dot that had been drawing his eyes had disappeared. 125 stammered, “He, he, he wiped out that guy! This is unbelievable…”
After a few seconds of surprise, Luo XiaoLou finally realized that something was wrong. He quickly turned on his communication device and connected to Luo ShaoTian. After a minute, Luo XiaoLou shuddered and shouted, “Quick, find Luo ShaoTian!”
With 125 and Luo XiaoLou searching together, they finally found the remains of the mecha in a pile of rubble not far away. A Tier 9 Bio-mecha hit by that monster’s weapon would never be repaired.
Luo XiaoLou’s hands trembled as he tried to open the cockpit door. Inside he found Luo ShaoTian covered in blood.
They soon came to the conclusion that he had serious injuries that couldn’t be treated by the mecha’s treatment instruments. Luo ShaoTian had to be taken to a medical room for treatment immediately.
Luo ShaoTian’s eyes moved as Luo XiaoLou shifted him. As he briefly returned to consciousness, he touched Luo XiaoLou with his hand. “Take me to the entrance of the administration building. You leave first–,” then he passed out again.
While Luo XiaoLou was holding Luo ShaoTian and making plans to leave, the loud roar of a spaceship suddenly came from overhead, and then, a loudspeaker blasted from it.
“All people below, do not move. No one move! General Luo ChengYun, the highest command of the M5 administrative planet is here. Please, immediately report to us. You have caused great damage and loss to the M5 administrative planet. You must stay in place and accept the review!”
Luo XiaoLou’s feet stiffened, and then he went to where the ship was landing. No wonder Luo ShaoTian would choose to land on this planet. Even if the pursuers behind him were stronger, Luo ChengYun would not let his son be killed.
Luo ShaoTian probably also knew that he wasn’t willing to face Luo ChengYun, so he finally let him leave. But now, Luo XiaoLou no longer cared about that.
He completely ignored the soldiers who were pointing their particle guns at him and yelling, and walked directly towards the man who had just gotten off the spaceship.
When the surrounding adjutants frowned, and started to intercept Luo XiaoLou, Luo ChengYun suddenly waved his hand. The adjutant opened his mouth in surprise and retreated.
Luo XiaoLou quickly walked up to Luo ChengYun. He gasped, anxious and trembling, “Save him. Save him quickly!”
Luo ChengYun coldly examined Luo ShaoTian, then turned his head to the person beside him and said, “You stay behind and assist the biochemical team leader to find the corpse of the biochemical beast. Nothing should be missed.”
The person next to him immediately saluted and agreed.
With that, Luo ChengYun turned around and walked towards the spaceship, but didn’t pick up the injured and unconscious Luo ShaoTian.
Luo XiaoLou couldn’t pay attention to that now, he followed Luo ChengYun, his gaze fixed on him.
In a trance, Luo XiaoLou didn’t even realize that he had followed him back to the headquarters of the M5 administrative planet. When he came back to his senses, Luo ChengYun had already instructed him to put Luo ShaoTian on the treatment bed.
Gently, he put the pale Luo ShaoTian on the treatment bed, and under the doctor’s instructions, the instruments immediately began to operate. Luo ChengYun unbuttoned his Lieutenant General’s uniform, took off his coat and threw it to the accompanying adjutant. Then he took a syringe from the doctor’s hand, drew a tube of blood from his own arm and handed it to the doctor.
The doctor added the tube of blood to the healing instrument before he bowed and said, “General, it’s all right. Don’t worry, Major Luo will definitely recover.”
Luo ChengYun let out a dry “mn,” turned around and walked out. When he reached the door, he turned to Luo XiaoLou who was still staring at the treatment bed, and said coldly, “You come with me.”
Only then did Luo XiaoLou realize the situation he was in. After a stiff moment, he followed Luo ChengYun outside. All the people saw him follow Luo ChengYun into this place, so even if Luo ChengYun had any bad intentions, he wouldn’t dare do anything to him. Luo XiaoLou tried to comfort himself as he walked.
Luo ChengYun finally stopped in front of a door, opened it and entered. The adjutant stayed outside.
Luo XiaoLou hesitated for a moment before he also entered the room at the adjutant’s urging.
Luo ChengYun had already sat down. With his cold face he, and Luo ShaoTian were very similar in a few ways. He also looked extremely young, handsome and indifferent, but with a gut-wrenching aura and majesty.
Before, Luo XiaoLou felt nothing, but now that he was alone in a room with Luo ChengYun, Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt over-awed. He tried to calm down a bit and said, “General, if there is nothing–“
Luo XiaoLou hadn’t finished speaking, when Luo ChengYun frowned at him, got up, walked over, then reached out and pushed him.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t even have time to dodge, and fell onto the chair behind him.
He was shocked. He just wanted to stand up, but Luo Cheng Yun reached out, and pressed something on the chair under him. Suddenly, two metal rings appeared on the armrests of the chair, and firmly locked Luo XiaoLou up.