Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes shrank. The initial pain in his arm was slight, then it became more and more obvious. Finally the pain was like a sharp dagger making a slow, hard slash in his skin, flesh and blood. All the way to the bone.
What was more terrifying was that, in addition to the pain, a cold, wet chill gradually emerged, which aggravated the pain instead of alleviating it.
Luo XiaoLou, from his previous life to this life, had never suffered through this kind of crime. Although he wanted to show more backbone, since Luo ChengYun definitely wouldn’t let him go, within two minutes, sweat blurred his eyes and Luo XiaoLou began to scream hoarsely.
He hadn’t thought there was such unbearable pain in the world. The killing agony wasn’t confined to his arm, but followed the blood vessels all the way to his shoulder, then his chest, and finally to every part of his body.
Luo XiaoLou thought dizzily, that this was probably what hanging felt like. It was even worse than hanging, because as time passed, the pain appeared even in his bones.
Moreover, under such extreme torment, he had no idea how much time had passed, or how much longer he had to endure the endless pain. He felt helpless and desperate.
Luo ChengYun stood nearby and frowned. He was deaf to Luo XiaoLou’s miserable screams.
As a timer went off in his hand, Luo ChengYun picked up a new syringe and drew another tube of blood from his own arm. Then he walked to the other side of the bed, and injected it into Luo XiaoLou’s left arm.
As the blood in the syringe entered into Luo XiaoLou’s arm, Luo XiaoLou’s struggling and trembling body slowly ceased to move, and he no longer screamed. But the cold sweat all over his body didn’t decrease, it increased. His clothes were almost soaked through.
“Now it’s just the beginning. I hope you’re not like those losers in the past who always let me down.” Luo ChengYun said in a low voice, as he gazed at the person who twitched from time to time on the bed.
Then he looked at the chain that locked Luo XiaoLou’s left hand and touched it. The alloy chain had a deep cut in it, and by the looks of it, it wouldn’t take long to cut through it completely.
Luo ChengYun looked again at Luo XiaoLou, whose face was covered in sweat, and a touch of playfulness quickly flashed across his deep eyes. That chain was specifically used to restrain exotic beasts, and it had never had a problem. But now there was a cut, so perfect and crisp, on that hard metal.
The corner of Luo ChengYun’s mouth curled up as he stood by the bed. His first smile since they entered the room.
Luo XiaoLou only knew he was in hell, no matter how much he tried to shake off the desperate pain. He kept screaming, but he seemed to be alone in an endless darkness, where even the echoes of his mournful screams couldn’t be heard.
Perhaps, he would soon die there…
But, Yuan Xi. Maybe if he lasted a few more minutes, Yuan Xi could get him out. He couldn’t just die there. He still has so much left to do. He still had people he wanted to see.
Luo XiaoLou gritted his teeth, and tried to maintain his sanity. In addition to the sharp pain in his heart, other locations were becoming more and more obvious. His ears were full of scream after scream…
Slowly, Luo XiaoLou’s consciousness blurred. Although he hadn’t opened his eyes, he could see the situation in the room. But Luo XiaoLou was further confused. There were two people in this room, one was Luo ChengYun, and the other was in a huge container, and was soaking in some kind of liquid. He was covered with a jar that both fed and extracted some material.
This was, this was him? Wasn’t he on a bed? How could he be in that container? Had a long time passed? What exactly did Luo ChengYun do while experimenting with him…?
Luo XiaoLou found that ‘his’ body was pale and weak, while his head hung low as if he were dead. When he looked at that head, Luo XiaoLou sucked in a breath. He had no hair left! This, what exactly had he gone through?
Was he already dead? Then why were there thoughts…?
Then the person in the container slowly lifted up their head.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes grew wider and wider, until they met a pair of eyes full of hate.
Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but shriek. The person wasn’t him. It was actually Luo ShaoFan! Luo ShaoFan stared dead at him. An odd smile floated on his face, as if he could see him easily.
Yes, he could see. Just like Luo XiaoLou could see him.
Then, a hand pulled on a tube in Luo ShaoFan’s body, and yanked it out with force. The moment the tube left his body, Luo XiaoLou immediately felt a sharp pain.
Luo XiaoLou suddenly remembered his previous dream. This was that dream. Or rather, it wasn’t a dream at all. Just like what was happening to him now, Luo ShaoFan was experiencing everything Luo XiaoLou was experiencing but somewhere else.
Because of Ms. Jin’s blood exchange, in particular situations, they could see each other, and sense each other’s feelings. This was definitely more than unfortunate right now, since Luo XiaoLou was experiencing a sort of double pain.
Luo ChengYun was focused on the person in the bed when the communication device on his wrist suddenly rang.
He frowned. Before he came, he had told his deputy that if it wasn’t particularly urgent, he was not allowed to disturb him. After he was out of the door of the lab, Luo ChengYun clicked on the communication device and asked, “What’s going on?”
The deputy’s slightly panicked reply came from the communication device, “General. His Highness’s retainer is here with a warrant to take away the Prince Consort.”
Luo ChengYun’s movements missed a step. He glanced at the person on the bed from his position by the door, and said quietly, “Not now. Think of a way to stall them for an hour.”
When Luo ChengYun finally appeared in his office, the young and exuberant valet was practically on fire. Even if this administrative star was General Luo’s jurisdiction, it was still too much not to take him seriously. He was now representing His Royal Highness. To neglect him was the same as neglecting His Royal Highness! What’s more, this was his first important mission as His Highness’ consigliere.
Just when Luo ChengYun’s adjutant had almost run out of reasons to stop him, Luo ChengYun finally appeared. The adjutant wiped his brow, and retreated to the door.
“General Luo, what do you mean by this? Are you planning to ignore His Highness the Prince’s warrant?” Although the valet was very polite, he still had an irritated expression on his face.
“He will come over immediately.” Luo ChengYun frowned, then said abruptly.
The valet was oppressed by Luo ChengYun’s aura, but after he heard that Luo XiaoLou would come right away, he finally stopped saying anything.
Ten minutes later, the door was pushed open again. Luo XiaoLou, with wet hair and his clothes obviously changed, walked in with his head down. He was followed by two of Luo ChengYun’s lieutenants, who appeared to be escorting Luo XiaoLou.
Luo ChengYun glanced that way and his face sank, but he said nothing to them, only to the valet. “It is not safe to travel now. I will send someone to escort him.”
The valet officer nodded. “Then, thank you, General Luo. His Highness the Prince has instructed that His Highness the Prince Consort, once received, is to return immediately. I dare not delay any longer, please be accommodating.” He emphasized the word immediately.
Luo ChengYun waved his hand, and the adjutant who was blocking the doorway finally gave way.
Satisfied, the valet stood up and walked towards Luo XiaoLou. “Your Highness Prince Consort, I am here by order of His Highness the Prince to bring you back. According to the regulations, I must put on the handcuffs for you. Please don’t worry. Other than that, I won’t make things difficult for you.”
Luo XiaoLou didn’t resist, nor did he look back at Luo ChengYun. He just hung his head and followed the attendant officer outside.
Luo ChengYun didn’t follow them out, just leaned back in his high-backed chair. He looked out the window and watched as the ship from Imperial Capital slowly took off and left the M5 administrative planet.
After Luo XiaoLou woke up from the endless nightmare and pain, he was told another piece of bad news by Luo ChengYun. His identity as an exotic beast had been leaked. He was wanted nationwide, and Yuan Xi sent people to catch him.
Until he was put in the special handcuffs, and locked up in the spaceship, Luo XiaoLou still thought it was unbelievable. So what the hell was going on…?
How was his identity leaked so that Yuan Xi sent people to catch him, and everything after that?
Luo XiaoLou thought about it. Then he recalled his last call with Yuan Xi, and was deeply worried.
Yuan Xi hadn’t explained a word to him, just told him to wait.
The door opened softly, and a retainer came in with food and sat next to Luo XiaoLou.
At this time, Luo XiaoLou didn’t want to be around others, so he simply ate some food, said he wanted to sleep and let the man take the cutlery out.
As the man was leaving, he gave Luo XiaoLou a meaningful look.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t know why, but his mental alarms went off. Then he felt a pain inside his body. The door was closed now, and the retainer who served the meal was gone.
Luo XiaoLou almost cursed, he knew he’d had a lot of bad luck recently, but this was too much, right? First Luo ChengYun, and then one of Yuan Xi’s retainers. Which made him wonder. The people sent by Yuan Xi were almost all raw faces this time.
Luo XiaoLou felt like he could no longer think calmly. The only thing he could be sure of was that he had to get out of here. Although he didn’t know what he drank, the stuff didn’t seem to cause any other effects than the pain at the beginning. Maybe it had something to do with his physique. Luo XiaoLou hoped in his heart that there would be no after-effects.
Luo XiaoLou lowered his eyes to the handcuffs on his wrists that were specially made exotic beasts, rolled onto the bed, covered himself with the quilt to block the cameras in the room, and then changed to his exotic beast form. Just as he was considering his escape route, a voice rang out.
“Huh? What are you planning to do?” 125 asked suspiciously.
When he saw the sudden appearance of the fat green figure on the bed, Luo XiaoLou said angrily, “How dare you ask! At the key moment–” Luo XiaoLou stopped, shocked to find that he couldn’t make a sound. Apparently it was the medicine just now, that he hadn’t thought it had any real effect.
Luo XiaoLou froze, then tried to calm down. Anyway, it could be worse. He said to 125 mentally, [Just now, where did you go?]
“I, I, I was in a bit of a hurry. I accidentally got so busy that I died.” 125 said with a little joy, as he waved his tail and squirmed. It seemed he didn’t intend to explain what that urgent matter was yet.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t have the strength to pursue it. He simply explained his situation. [That is to say, my exotic beast identity was exposed, and Yuan Xi is hunting me. Finally, this ship isn’t safe. Someone just drugged me. We must leave immediately.]
“Sh, what?!” 125 couldn’t believe his ears. “How could Yuan Xi do such a thing?!”
[I don’t believe it either. But in the current situation, the best choice is for us to leave first.] Luo XiaoLou said calmly.
125 carefully observed Luo XiaoLou’s face, but in a pile of white hair, it wasn’t easy to judge Luo XiaoLou’s current mood. He could only try to comfort him. “Of course I support you. Even if you plan to leave Yuan Xi, I will also support you. Don’t worry, even if you divorce Yuan Xi, I can help to find a more masculine, oh, better man-“
Luo XiaoLou’s forehead was twitching, and he was getting angry but the sound of the door opening again caused the two to immediately quiet down.
A few seconds later, the door opened all the way, and a tall, thin figure walked in. Then he silently came to the bed, slowly raised a dagger, grabbed the bed sheet with one hand, and lifted it violently.
When he saw the pillows side by side on the bed, the man froze, then reacted quickly, and was shifting to the side in a flash. But there was no one in the room. While he was pondering, a silver needle silently entered his leg. The black shadow wavered, then fell on the bed.
Behind the man, one white and one green animal were looking at him as an enemy. When he saw that the man had indeed been anesthetized, Luo XiaoLou immediately transformed into a human, stripped the man of his clothes and put them on himself. Then he took his access pass and opened the door to go outside.
125 hid in his pocket and said quietly, “This man’s room is right next door to yours.”
Luo XiaoLou hesitated slightly, but still opened the adjacent door. He couldn’t go out in this manner. After he entered the room, Luo XiaoLou took the man’s hat off the hanger, put it on his head, and pulled it hard twice to cover his eyes.
Just as Luo XiaoLou was ready to leave, the door opened from the outside. Another person hurried in, and also made no move to turn on the light.
Luo XiaoLou stiffened for a moment, and looked at the visitor with full vigilance. The person stopped in front of him, directly pulled out his communication device, and then began to transfer money to his device. Luo XiaoLou was surprised by the amount of money the former owner was given to complete their actions.
Then the man whispered, “Go. This is your full payment. After killing Prince Consort, you immediately leave, I have it all arranged. Also, don’t show your face here for ten years.”
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was shocked. Someone actually wanted to kill him, and was planning to kill him before he went back! Luo XiaoLou suffered from the inability to speak, and could only nod his head.
Although the action wasn’t quite natural, the man missed it. He just patted his shoulder, turned around and walked out.
When the man left, Luo XiaoLou and 125 had a discussion, and decided to leave immediately.
Luo XiaoLou once again pulled down the hat, took the man’s pass, and headed out.
He didn’t know if the person who transferred the money made the arrangements, but along the way, he hardly met anyone, and the security card to open the doors was very good. In the blink of an eye, Luo XiaoLou had reached the hatch. He couldn’t help but speed up his pace, he could leave right away.
When Luo XiaoLou opened the hatch, he was quietly relieved. Fortunately, no one had come out to stop him. Even if people came now, he couldn’t be stopped. As long as he got out of the outer passage, he could pilot 125 away.
However, at this moment, there was suddenly a loud bang outside.
It once again verified that there was no limit to someone’s bad luck. Luo XiaoLou’s face was white. The sound meant there was another ship, and that ship was docking. Soon, footsteps sounded in the outer passage, as someone came in from outside.
Luo XiaoLou gritted his teeth, and quickly turned around to go inside.
However, he didn’t take two steps before an icy voice came from behind him. “Luo XiaoLou, stop right there!”
Hearing Yuan Xi’s familiar but unemotional voice, Luo XiaoLou stopped.