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Luo XiaoLou was almost in tears from excitement. It was Yuan Xi! He wanted to tell Yuan Xi everything he had encountered. Even though the guy probably wouldn’t understand the feelings and fears of the weak and would only laugh at him.

But, most importantly, he was finally safe. The thought of that made even Yuan Xi’s abrasive, cold voice seem so cute.

Luo XiaoLou turned around urgently. He wanted to express his delight.

However, before Luo XiaoLou could fully turn around, two men suddenly appeared, one each on his left and right. One grabbed one of his arms, and then they handcuffed him with incredible speed. Probably to be on the safe side, he was also tied with several loops of trap chains, made of the exact same material that Luo ChengYun used to tie him up.

Luo XiaoLou knew that his Yuan Power had grown, but his speed at chipping this chain was still extremely slow. He inferred that it was probably made specifically to deal with exotic beasts.

Luo XiaoLou froze, then looked up in shock at Yuan Xi. He moved so fast that it scared the two people next to him. The two thought Luo XiaoLou was going to resist, and intended to hurt His Royal Highness, so they grabbed his hands a few points harder.

“All right, take him down. Now immediately return to the ship. Send him to the military court, trial and execution, I don’t want to see him for a second.” Yuan Xi said coldly and with incomparable disgust. He wouldn’t even look at Luo XiaoLou, and went back inside the ship.

In fact, it was already Yuan Xi’s limit to hold back the surging intent in his heart, and not kill the man in front of him.

Moreover, just being close to Luo XiaoLou made him distracted and extremely uncomfortable.

Yuan Xi frowned, he had never forced himself, but now, a voice in his heart repeated over and over again, can not kill him, can not kill him… 

But why couldn’t he kill? Because it was forced by Yuan Che? Yes, this must be the case. Yuan Xi quickly found a reason.

As he walked past Luo XiaoLou, the hardness in Yuan Xi’s heart reached its peak, and he even had the feeling that he could not walk. No one could hold him like this, not even a hateful exotic beast.

Yuan Xi’s face was ugly. It felt like there was touch on his chest, as fingers slowly sunk in.

Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi dumbfounded, as the heat of that familiar feeling disappeared a little. The contract’s main goal was to connect people and provide a wide range of services.  Luo XiaoLou didn’t want to lift it, because as long as the contract existed Yuan Xi could continue to affect him as well.

But why would Yuan Xi do that?

Luo XiaoLou stared incredulously at the man’s back in front of him. He wanted to question Yuan Xi, but he couldn’t make any sound at all.

Luo XiaoLou now hated the people who had just drugged him, and perhaps that was what they had in mind. He couldn’t communicate with anyone including Yuan Xi, and when he got to court, he wouldn’t be able to say anything.

125 looked at Yuan Xi suspiciously and quietly, then moved onto Luo XiaoLou, but finally he didn’t say anything.

Yuan Xi quickened his pace, and said to the person next to him as he walked, “Contact the other side. We’ll bring someone there in a day. Tell them to get ready. I don’t want to delay too long.”

Rod glanced at Luo XiaoLou with a worried face, and answered.

The people inside the spaceship finally realized that something was wrong at this time, and trotted all the way to the entrance. When they saw the dark-faced Yuan Xi at the front, their hearts tightened.

It was not until they saw Luo XiaoLou being escorted behind Yuan Xi that the faces of those who came over changed dramatically. The main officer in charge was a little shaky on his legs and feet, and cursed the guards in his heart.

At the same time, he was very confused. Clearly Luo XiaoLou was held in the innermost part of the ship. There were people watching, and no less than ten security doors. So how did Luo XiaoLou escape, then get caught by His Royal Highness?

Yuan Xi ignored the squire who came over to apologize and went straight inside, while Rod stayed behind to deal with the follow-up.

Luo XiaoLou was placed in the room next to Yuan Xi’s, but he couldn’t go out, let alone see Yuan Xi, and because he had just escaped once, the room was guarded by two fresh-faced retainers.

With a bitter face, Luo XiaoLou could only discuss with 125 how to solve the problem at hand.

125 meant for them to leave when Yuan Xi arrived at Imperial Capital, and Luo XiaoLou was escorted off the ship.

Luo XiaoLou, however, still wanted to stay and ask Yuan Xi what exactly he meant. It wasn’t right. He knew Yuan Xi, and he had never suspected Yuan Xi of anything since the Grey Hole. But he didn’t argue with 125, he just secretly used his Yuan Power to grind away at the special handcuffs and chains.

In the darkness, two people in another room were looking at each other uneasily, and one of them said, “It’s too late to make a move now. We can’t possibly take out Luo XiaoLou under Yuan Xi’s nose again.”

The other one was silent for a long time before he said, “Even if we don’t kill him, he can’t talk now and won’t be able to say anything in the military court. With Yuan Xi’s attitude, I believe the results of the trial will be released soon.”

“We can only hope so. We are the last two insiders of the Federation.”

The night passed quickly, but very few people actually slept. Rod brought breakfast to Yuan Xi’s room with dark circles under his eyes. Since the day before yesterday, Yuan Xi had looked like a grim cloud.

Moreover, after he thought about the explanation from His Highness Yuan Che before they came, if His Highness insisted on going directly to the military court, he could only contact His Highness Yuan Che first.

Yuan Xi was about to speak, when the door next to him suddenly opened and a man carried out a completely untouched breakfast plate.

Yuan Xi frowned, glanced at his own breakfast, and suddenly felt indescribably bored. He waved his hand, and let people put the plates away together.

Half an hour later, the spaceship finally arrived at Imperial Capital.

Luo XiaoLou was brought out. After a night of hard work, the handcuffs and chains had all been opened by him, only on the surface did they still maintain a connection.

Luo XiaoLou walked out in a trance. Yuan Xi still wouldn’t look at him. After a night of thinking, Luo XiaoLou no longer wanted to ask Yuan Xi anything. No matter why, he suddenly didn’t want to know the answer.

125 twisted around, deep in his pockets. He was a little nervous although he was ready for everything. As soon as they got out of the hatch, he could immediately take Luo XiaoLou away. This was finally his chance. A chance to get Luo XiaoLou away from the humans.

Luo XiaoLou hung his head, and was about to walk to the door. Yuan Xi, who was walking in front of him, suddenly turned around and looked like he meant to give Rod a command. But after turning his head sideways, Yuan Xi abruptly stopped in his tracks.

Following his line of sight, Rod looked over in confusion. From their angle, they could clearly see the side of Luo XiaoLou’s face.

Yuan Xi stared intently in that direction, with shock and anger and confusion in his eyes. Then he suddenly turned back and walked over to Luo XiaoLou and the two men escorting him. He tugged Luo XiaoLou’s collar, and said with a frown, “You…”

Luo XiaoLou stiffened, then looked up at Yuan Xi’s handsome face with the strangeness and hatred in his eyes so close at hand, and a night of effort to build a good psychological construction instantly collapsed.

Luo XiaoLou had used his Yuan Power all night, and his spirit was extremely tired. With Yuan Xi having unlocked the contract, his mental state was even worse. Now he saw Yuan Xi like this. Luo XiaoLou’s and Yuan Xi’s familiar, and unfamiliar, eyes were locked on each other for a while, then Luo XiaoLou turned his head away. He really didn’t want to know anymore.

Yuan Xi didn’t speak. In fact, he didn’t know what he wanted to say. But, subconsciously, he felt that he could not let him go. Obviously, there was hate pushing him to kill this person, so why…? He didn’t want to let him go so far away from him.

This was indeed very odd, for in addition to the hatred and need to kill in his heart, there was an inexplicable desire.

When they saw Yuan Xi grab Luo XiaoLou and not let go, the two men following Luo XiaoLou glanced at each other. One of them gathered up the courage to remind Yuan Xi, “Your Highness, we’ll be there soon.”

Yuan Xi’s eyes still hadn’t left Luo XiaoLou. He even began to regard the escort on either side of Luo XiaoLou’s as eyesores. What were they doing so close to Luo XiaoLou?

The person who originally spoke gave a worried glance at them way and added, “Your Highness, we will immediately go to the military court–“

“No. We’re not going. We’re going back to the royal palace.” Yuan Xi said abruptly.

“But. But. We notified the military court as you wanted. Now the judges are waiting there, just waiting for people to go over to the verdict. The people of the whole empire are waiting for your response to this matter!” Another man blurted out. Too late, he realized that Rod was watching him carefully.

Yuan Xi finally raised his eyes, and gave the two men behind Luo XiaoLou a smile so lustrous that it made people lose their minds. “Is that so? Then do you want to take my responsibilities and convict him now? And then execute him yourself?”

The man’s face went white. He shivered and lowered his head. Yuan Xi gave them a cold look and made a gesture to Rod. Then he carried Luo XiaoLou and, amidst the shrieks of the crowd, exited the hatch and jumped outside. In mid-air, a golden mecha stood quietly, as it waited for  its owner.

Luo XiaoLou was disoriented. Before he could understand the situation, they had reached the mecha. He turned his head to stare at Yuan Xi, who had a serious face, and finally couldn’t resist the urge to show his feelings.

Unfortunately, he could not say anything, and just as his hand raised to touch him, Yuan Xi suddenly pulled back like a fried wire. He turned his head to frown at him, and even dodged to the side in disgust, “What do you want?

Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but roll his eyes. Yuan Xi was reacting like a virtuous young woman being molested, what did that mean? The first thing he needed to do was to ask the question.

Luo XiaoLou found Yuan Xi’s eyes glaring at him. When Yuan Xi looked down at him again, he finally realized what was wrong. The chains and handcuffs on his body were broken.

Luo XiaoLou struggled to show an awkward and harmless smile, as he made hand gestures, trying to indicate that he was safe and not a threat. His heart was constantly roaring, and sunk the pit. How to communicate?

The mecha of Yuan Xi disappeared into the sky, and Yuan Che, who was secretly informed by Rod to come to the rescue, was looking at the figure who was so justified in running away from the battle. Yuan Xi had greeted all the people, and angrily expressed the position that Luo XiaoLou must be executed, but now he changed his mind and took Luo XiaoLou away.

 

Alas, what a waste to let Father, Mother and him worry.

 

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Karai
Karai(@karai)
November 21, 2021 9:54 am

Let’s hope Yuan Xi will break the hypnosis in the next chapter because this is FRICKING FRUSTRATING!!!
Thank you for the chapter!!!

Aleckincaid
Aleckincaid(@aleckincaid)
November 21, 2021 10:03 am

Awww…what is going to happen to LXL future😢😢😢

WangXian31
WangXian31(@wangxian31)
November 22, 2021 1:29 pm

If I’ve understood Yuan Che’s closing thoughts, they don’t appear to want LXL executed.
When YC met his father privately, a few chapters ago, I wonder if he told him about LXL’s identity already and about himself. Perhaps they realise things are not right with YX.
I feel so sorry for LXL 😢
When YX is no longer hypnotized, I wonder how he will feel about his treatment of and attitude to, LXL. Very bad and guilty, I think.
I so love this novel.
Thank you for translating and editing.

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