Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The light sound of the metal lock made Luo XiaoLou’s face turn white. Fear, like an icy hand, squeezed his heart tight. In only a few seconds, Luo XiaoLou’s clothes were almost wet with cold sweat, and his mind flashed uncontrollably to the previous Luo XiaoLou, and before he committed suicide, what he saw that one late night.
For the first time, Luo XiaoLou was very close to Luo ChengYun, close enough to clearly feel the horror, the extreme danger. He could no longer be calm, his body trembled and he struggled hard.
Luo ChengYun coldly looked down at him, and frowned. A trace of mockery flashed in his eyes, and then he reached over with his hand.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes opened wider and wider in terror. Just as he couldn’t resist the pressure, and was about to scream, there was a sudden knock at the door.
The two people in the room were startled. The electronic screen on the door flashed, and announced a visitor, the Director of the Exotic Beast Institute, Bai Fu.
The other side of the house! The only thing that this body’s mother, Li Qing, left behind in the chip was that he must not fall into the hands of the Exotic Beast Institute. It would be worse than death. Luo XiaoLou began to struggle again. He must not be sent to the Exotic Beast Institute! Moreover, Yuan Xi will come to pick him up soon!
However, Luo ChengYun was in control of the situation. Luo ChengYun got to the door and checked it, then he was able to immediately return to Luo XiaoLou. Luo ChengYun covered his mouth and nose with one hand, and then slid his palm from Luo XiaoLou’s forehead and eyes to his chin.
Luo ChengYun surveyed Luo XiaoLou a few more times, then casually grabbed his jacket off his chair and threw it over Luo XiaoLou. Now the two metal rings that chained Luo XiaoLou were completely covered up.
Luo ChengYun only then rushed back to the door, and said, “Come in.”
The security system on the door unlocked, and opened silently. Outside the door stood Bai Fu, in a military uniform, with two assistants behind him. The assistants were still wearing the white overalls that were common in the Exotic Beast Institute.
When he saw Luo ChengYun in the doorway, Bai Fu smiled. He raised his hand to the assistants to indicate that they should wait outside, and walked in by himself.
After Bai Fu entered, the door closed again.
When Bai Fu came in, Luo ChengYun’s eyes instantly held more than a few doubts. He looked a few times before he affirmed, “You are Jui Yuan.”
The person with Bai Fu’s face laughed out loud. “I really can’t hide from General Luo. That guy, Bai Fu, was completely wiped out when he provoked Yuan Xi. It’s just as well that my body isn’t working, so I simply took Bai Fu’s body.”
Luo ChengYun ‘hmmed’ coldly. “You’ve lived long. For so many years. Yet this appearance actually came into your hands again.”
Jui Yuan smiled faintly. Even if he had officially retired to the background, this other body at the Institute had never been out of his control. After he took a few steps inside and saw the sleeping person on the chair, Jui Yuan’s face changed. His smile returned and he sat down on the sofa not far from Luo ChengYun.
As if he hadn’t seen the other person in the room, Jui Yuan said calmly, “I think General Luo knows why I am here. At the same time, I also congratulate General Luo. The wish of his heart will be fulfilled in a short time.”
Luo ChengYun’s gaze swept over him expressionlessly, and he spoke with a bit of mockery. “My wish? I can achieve it myself. No need for you to worry. However, I have suffered heavy losses here due to that bio-beast. Shouldn’t you give me an explanation?”
Jui Yuan’s eyes flashed again, and he said with a smile, “It seems that nothing can escape your eyes. That biochemical beast was indeed sent over by us. If it wasn’t for catching Luo XiaoLou, I wouldn’t have been so generous.”
Jui Yuan’s face showed a touch of heartache, “That was our offspring. Moreover, to cultivate it to that point wasn’t easy.” And it ended up being killed by Luo ShaoTian! But this wasn’t something he dared complain about.
Luo ChengYun was also stunned, and only after a few seconds did he say, “Not a biochemical beast that you bred, but your offspring?”
“Of course the mutated octopus people have improved a few levels, but they will never be able to reach such heights. That group of trash is not even comparable to our genes. Of course, it is even worse than General Luo.” Jui Yuan said proudly, and as he thought of the purpose of this trip over, he even praised Luo ChengYun at the end.
But when he saw that Luo ChengYun still didn’t move, Jui Yuan cursed in his heart, and continued, “General Luo finally caught the exotic beast. Can’t that experiment be restarted? I came here on purpose to help. As long as you hand over the exotic beast, I guarantee that I will absolutely use the shortest time for you to get–“
Before he could finish, Jui Yuan’s words were interrupted by Luo ChengYun, “That’s impossible. I won’t hand him over to you guys.”
Jui Yuan’s face sank, but when he thought of the other party’s identity, he didn’t dare to turn his face, and could only ask, “Why? Do you want to wait for Yuan Xi’s people to come, and hand him over? This is not half good for you.”
Luo ChengYun looked coldly at Jui Yuan, “Could it be that there is an advantage for me to hand him over to you?”
“We had an agreement back then. It’s at least a mutually beneficial alliance,” Jui Yuan said. “Moreover, I purposely came here explicitly to facilitate your handing him over to me. He is an exotic beast. It is reasonable for you to hand him over to the Exotic Beast Institute. If you give him to the Prince, then his life won’t be long. When the time comes, any experiments you might want to do alone are delusional.”
“Allies?” Luo Chengyun snorted, and his voice became even colder. “No, we are not allies anymore.”
Jui Yuan stiffened, and asked in a confused voice, “Why?!”
“Because you have done something that you shouldn’t have done.” Luo Chengyun’s voice sank, and his body suddenly emitted a thick killing aura as he looked at Jui Yuan. “The alliance ceased to exist when you planted that egg in my son’s body. I would like to know what gave you the arrogance to move on my son so casually, and without fear.”
After everything, it came to this. Jui Yuan laughed dryly a few times. “It’s true that we were wrong there, and didn’t explain to you in advance. However, it was also for our own good, I am certain that the combination of the two of us can obtain a higher grade of genes. Moreover, Major Luo ShaoTian is many times better than I imagined. He even managed to trigger the mutation of the egg within himself and evolved in a big step. I should congratulate General Luo.”
Seeing Luo ChengYun’s cold and indifferent face, Jui Yuan could only add, “Our offspring, the biochemical beast, was also killed by your son. But Luo ShaoTian evolved perfectly. How to say…? It is not a loss-“
“You don’t have to say anything. I never considered mixing my genes with yours.” Luo ChengYun interrupted Jui Yuan with a black face. “Since you dared to touch my heir, there is no need for an alliance. From now on, you’d better not appear in front of me again.”
Jui Yuan’s face finally changed. He looked at Luo ChengYun with a grave expression. “If you don’t cooperate with us, do you plan to cooperate with a second level civilization?”
Luo ChengYun curled the corner of his mouth. “Why should I cooperate with a second level civilization? Do you think I’m like you guys, creating so many restrictions for myself?”
Under Luo ChengYun’s bloodthirsty eyes, full of killing intent, Jui Yuan finally stood up. He shot another glance at the sleeping Luo XiaoLou and said, once again, “I apologize for angering you, and I also have the sincere intention to cooperate with you again. Please do consider it, General Luo.” After he said that, he got up and walked outside.
Once the door of the room closed again, Luo ChengYun narrowed his eyes, walked towards Luo XiaoLou’s chair, and touched him on the face again.
The sleeping Luo XiaoLou trembled and instantly opened his eyes. His gaze was full of shock. Just now, Luo ChengYun hadn’t let him pass out, but made a kind of sleeping illusion. From the moment that Jui Yuan entered the door, although he couldn’t speak or move, he was always awake.
Although Luo XiaoLou didn’t understand the conversation he heard very well, he did know that he heard a lot of truth that he shouldn’t have heard.
Now he was a million times more worried. Why was Luo ChengYun not afraid that he heard? Still, he was glad that he hadn’t been handed over to the Exotic Beast Institute. When he listened to their conversation just now, he learned that Luo ChengYun wasn’t willing to hand him over to the Exotic Beast Institute, but also didn’t want to hand him over to Yuan Xi. Was he already planning to kill him? Or did he have the ability to trap him so that he could never run away again?
Luo ChengYun pressed the button on the chair, and then said to Luo XiaoLou, “I think you should clearly know that there is no possibility of escape for you here. If you don’t want to be locked up, then be honest and come with me.”
Luo XiaoLou hesitated for two seconds, but still nodded even as his heart kept calling out anxiously for 125. If he could only lose the restrictions on moving around, he might have the possibility of escaping.
The adjutant was following behind the two of them, and there were people in front and behind Luo XiaoLou, so there was no chance of escape right now.
Luo XiaoLou dawdled as he followed, but the adjutant did not follow him in. The only two people in the elevator were him and Luo ChengYun. Luo XiaoLou screamed silently.
Ever since he left Yuan Xi, there was only one piece of bad luck after another.
Luo XiaoLou watched the elevator quickly descend. When it stopped, the floor display showed they had reached the 15th basement level. The lowest level of the building.
As they exited the elevator, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help it, as he looked back at the bright elevator lift.
Luo ChengYun didn’t turn around. He just said, “The elevator won’t move without my fingerprints.”
Luo XiaoLou could only follow. A bad feeling rose in his heart that maybe he would never get out again.
The brightly lit passageway was empty. There wasn’t the slightest movement from 125, and Luo XiaoLou wanted to cry. Luo ChengYun was also a mecha warrior, and from listening to Luo ShaoTian’s statements, Luo XiaoLou knew that he was also powerful. Even if he tried a sneak attack from behind, the chances were greater that he would be knocked unconscious.
After he followed Luo ChengYun into a door, Luo XiaoLou’s face became even paler. This room was obviously a laboratory.
Luo ChengYun turned around and looked at the ashen Luo XiaoLou with no expression. Then he walked over and restrained Luo XiaoLou, and put him on a bed that resembled a therapeutic instrument located in the middle of the room.
Luo XiaoLou’s meager resistance was barely noticeable, as he desperately found that his neck, shoulders, waist and legs were all locked to the bed with metal rings.
When he saw Luo ChengYun turn around and walk to those instruments, Luo XiaoLou felt like he was almost going to suffocate. His heart was racing and his head was covered in cold sweat. Although it was an established fact that humans would never treat exotic beasts in a friendly way, for Luo XiaoLou, this was his first time being strapped to a test bench like a mouse.
Luo XiaoLou opened his mouth, nervous to the point of numbness, and was unable to think anything. After a while, Luo XiaoLou heard himself say, “…Luo ShaoTian is okay?”
On the test bench side, Luo ChengYun heard that. He swept the other side with a glance, and lowered his head. Luo XiaoLou thought he wouldn’t answer, but Luo ChengYun said, “The body of the egg has been eliminated. Even if they tried to plant eggs in him again, that kind of thing won’t have the opportunity to live.” When he spoke of eggs, Luo ChengYun’s eyes flashed with a hint of disgust.
As Luo XiaoLou breathed a silent sigh of relief, Luo ChengYun picked up a syringe and walked over to him.
Luo XiaoLou shuddered slightly, and as Luo ChengYun began to rip open his sleeve, he said with difficulty, “Are you…you planning to kill me, or keep me for experimentation?”
He looked at Luo ChengYun’s sullen face that wouldn’t answer. Luo XiaoLou took a breath and added, “Before that, can I ask a few questions?”
“What do you want to ask?” Luo ChengYun said impatiently.
Luo XiaoLou tried to clear his mind a bit, sorted out his thoughts from the conversation he had just overheard, and asked, “The people from the Exotic Beast Institute just now, are they joining forces with the secondary civilization, Telles, in dealing with the exotic beasts?”
“The war that year, when you overthrew the exotic beasts. The human losses were also very heavy. The people of that other group, were they human?” Luo XiaoLou knew from Landa’s seal that a third party existed in that war, but he wasn’t sure if an exotic beast was the third party.
Because of Luo XiaoLou’s question, Luo ChengYun gave him a rare surprised look, and finally sneered, “Them? It would be an even bigger disaster if they were really human.”
“Not humans? That means they are traitors who colluded with the secondary civilization, and are mixed in with the humans. Does that mean the person who leaked the battle plan this time is also one of them?” Luo XiaoLou asked again.
Luo ChengYun seemed too lazy to answer that as he reached out to tear Luo XiaoLou’s sleeve again, until Luo XiaoLou’s right arm was completely exposed.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was anxious. He had a lot of key points that he didn’t understand, and couldn’t help but ask nervously, “So, what is their purpose?”
Luo ChengYun disinfected his right arm, and then the needle came over. In that moment when the cold needle touched his skin, Luo XiaoLou asked a question that he didn’t think through properly, “Why are you an ally with the Exotic Beast Institute? Do you only want the exotic beast gene? Are you really my father…?”
There was a momentary pause in the movement of the needle, and then Luo XiaoLou felt a pang of pain.