Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
In a conference room in the Federation capital, Su Lan threw the cup in her hand on the table, and looked at the man next to her. “What’s going on? Why is there still no news from there?”
The middle-aged man’s expression also wasn’t very good. “We’ve done everything we can. That exotic beast Prince Consort can’t even speak. But why did Yuan Xi take him back to…?” It didn’t make sense.
He pondered for a moment and said, “I’ll contact Mr. Jui Yuan now, and see if he can strengthen the hypnotic effect.” With that, he tapped on his communication device.
Su Lan’s gaze moved. She wrapped her hair around her finger a few times, and said, “Wait. If Mr. Jui Yuan is willing to help, can you add some other effects? You know, Brother Yuan Xi and I used to have a good relationship. It’s all because that Luo XiaoLou arrived and sowed discord…”
The corners of the middle-aged man’s mouth shook, and he said, “I can only ask Mr. Jui Yuan.”
His communication device wasn’t connecting, and the middle-aged man was annoyed, when a screen suddenly popped up from the desktop in front of him. The middle-aged man frowned, but after he saw who it was, he still greeted them politely. “Colonel Qiu, what’s the matter?”
The person on the screen first observed the room. When he saw Su Lan, he frowned imperceptibly before he said, “Your Excellency. Chief, our security system has been keeping an eye on the people from the second level civilization according to the instructions from above. Last night, we discovered a situation.”
As soon as he heard that it involved the second level civilization, the middle-aged man sat back a bit. He was a firm supporter of the alliance with the secondary civilization, and he had forcefully argued in several meetings for giving the second level civilization a lot of superior conditions. There were already a few people on the Federation Council who were dissatisfied with this act of his. In this situation, he definitely couldn’t make any more mistakes.
He immediately asked, “What’s the situation?”
“The envoy of the second level civilization secretly left the Federation’s central planet yesterday and departed in a stealth ship,” the person on the other side said.
The middle-aged man sighed in relief and said seriously, “Just left? Maybe they have some issue. That’s your fault, as the Federation’s VIP, we can’t restrict those people’s freedom. Inform your men to pull back immediately and don’t continue to follow–“
“We aren’t just gathering surveillance by following them. We are responsible for their safety, if something happens to them in Federation territory, no one can afford that kind of responsibility. Moreover, the most important thing is that we found out that the envoy is headed to one of our Federation’s abandoned asteroids. At the same time, the surveillance information system discovered something else. Mr. Jui Yuan also went there.”
The middle-aged man’s heart skipped a beat. He said, confused, “Mr. Jui Yuan went there? What are they doing on our asteroid?”
“The matter was so important that we immediately conducted a scanning reconnaissance of that asteroid. We found that, within ten meters of the asteroid’s crust, our equipment was unable to detect anything at all. Only after twelve hours of emergency tracking, were we able to finally find an entry point on the asteroid. According to the detection results, that point is leaking an amazing amount of energy.” The person on the screen continued. “I think the Chief should understand what this means.”
The middle-aged man’s face changed greatly, and he sat upright. Only after a long moment did he say, “This matter, has it been reported to His Excellency Yue Shang?”
“It has been reported, and he asked me to report it again to you,” The person on the other side said indifferently.
The middle-aged man couldn’t care less that someone informed his superiors without even saying hello to him. He hurried to say, “Immediately arrange for special personnel to start monitoring the asteroid, and of course don’t alert the other two parties.” If there was something that could make the second level civilization and Mr. Jui Yuan interested in it, and also involved a huge amount of energy…the middle-aged man immediately realized that this was definitely not an ordinary discovery. Most likely, it was more advanced resources, or even an advanced civilization left behind a technological legacy…
The middle-aged man was excited as he contemplated this. If it really was those two things, then they should have a say about what would stay in the Federation. This was more important than cooperating with a second level civilization. Maybe the Federation could be strong with this, and even upgrade to a second level civilization in one fell swoop…
“Chief Mu, when will you contact Mr. Jui Yuan? Can the conditions I just mentioned be met?” Su Lan waited for the two to end the call, before she anxiously asked.
The middle-aged man glanced at Su Lan, and smiled slightly. “Miss Su Lan, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to contact Mr. Jui Yuan in the near future. I have more important matters right now than killing that exotic beast Prince Consort. I’ve decided not to alert Mr. Jui Yuan until I understand the situation clearly.” If the other two parties knew that Federation had noticed them, it would be a problem for Federation to get the initiative again.
Su Lan stared dumbfounded at the middle-aged man, got very irritated and secretly regretted having made him her chosen partner.
Luo XiaoLou, who did not know how narrowly he had escaped, was lying motionless on the big bed. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to move, but his beast body was pinned down by Yuan Xi’s arm, and he couldn’t move at all. Only his tail was flicking on the bed.
He was thinking about how to make Yuan Xi remember. Not being able to speak was definitely the biggest obstacle. As a last resort, he informed 125 to organize their information from the time they met until now.
Luo XiaoLou struggled to turn over, but halfway there, he found that his left paw was pinched in Yuan Xi’s hand and he couldn’t turn over, so he could only keep his limbs spread out on the bed.
But even if Yuan Xi recovered his memory, his identity was still exposed, and that had become a foregone conclusion. The key was how to explain to the people of the Empire. Or did he really have to leave with a bag of money?
Luo XiaoLou was feeling fretful, when he suddenly felt a movement on his left paw.
Yuan Xi woke up, probably just awakened. He wasn’t yet posing with his stinky face, instead he was curiously pinching the pad of flesh on Luo XiaoLou’s paw.
Luo XiaoLou put up with it for a while, but when Yuan Xi’s other hand started to stroke the rest of his body with gusto, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t stand it. His nails came out and he gave Yuan Xi two claws.
The red marks on Yuan Xi’s arm immediately increased by a few. Yuan Xi didn’t know what to think, but he didn’t use a healing device, he just put up with the tiny wounds Luo XiaoLou caused him.
After being tickled again, LuoXiaoYou froze for two seconds without reacting. Then his other claw also slapped over, not on the arm, but right on the face, and gave Yuan Xi a solid smack.
Yuan Xi’s good temper when he first woke up immediately disappeared. He sat up, picked up Luo XiaoLou by the hair on the back of his neck and glared at him coldly with a dangerous look in his eyes.
Since childhood, no one had dared to hit him in the face.
Luo XiaoLou realized that he had inadvertently caused trouble, and immediately dredged up a smile. When he saw that Yuan Xi still had that furious look of wanting to kill, he knew had to find a way to beg for forgiveness.
Especially while that bastard was still suffering from memory loss, who knew what he might do…
While Yuan Xi held him in front of him with malice, Luo XiaoLou put on a pleasing and begging look. First he gently licked the arm that Yuan Xi was using to hold him, then he hugged Yuan Xi’s face and neck with the soft fleshy pads of his four paws, licked Yuan Xi’s face, and also made an effort to use his nasal ‘umph’ to scream.
As Luo XiaoLou’s tongue crossed the corner of Yuan Xi’s mouth, Yuan Xi suddenly slammed him onto the bed, then went to the washroom with a face of full anger, but was suspiciously fast.
Luo XiaoLou turned over with difficulty, and was just about to breathe a sigh of relief when he heard a lazy voice, [How did I get a brother as stupid as you?]
Luo XiaoLou stiffened, then looked up in surprise. He searched for half a day before he spotted a white figure on the windowsill.
After he saw it clearly, a deep jealousy immediately rose in Luo XiaoLou’s heart.
Why was it that Li Mo was a hundred times more attractive than him when he was also a small white furred beast! Although small, he had the look of a powerful ferocious beast’s aura, plus his pure white fur color and body type. It added a few mysterious and seductive features.
It hurt Luo XiaoLou just to look down and measure himself. Obviously his size was less than Li Mo and even when he lay down he spread in a circle!
The white beast on the window sill cocked its head, and disdainfully sprayed its breath. [Don’t compare. Your body’s fetal hair has not yet been molted and replaced, so of course, it’s fried into a ball.]
Luo XiaoLou gave him a shocked face. From the windowsill Li Mo, took proud steps to his side. But first he swept a glance at the washroom, then said, [To keep a long story short, this time I came to find you on an important matter. Of course, seeing you this way, I’m afraid that you cannot stay here. Come with me.]
While Luo XiaoLou was in a difficult situation, elsewhere, Xia Zuo, as one of Yuan Xi’s right-hand men, was brought in by Mr. Butler. He didn’t go to Yuan Xi’s room as he used to do, but turned a corner and went to Yuan Che’s room.
Yuan Che sat down on the sofa, had someone to pour tea for Xia Zuo, and then asked, “Have you found anything yet?”
Xia Zuo nodded, “His Highness the Prince Consort’s medicine will be delivered this afternoon. Once he can talk, we should get more information. In addition, Jui Yuan left the Exotic Beast Institute yesterday and went to the Federation.”
Yuan Che pulled up the corner of his mouth coldly, and asked, “Yuan Xi’s condition is still stable, but it definitely can’t go on like this for a long time. How was the person you were asked to find?”
Xia Zuo paused for a moment, and said with difficulty, “Someone has been sent to the planet where the old man last appeared. It will take at least a day before there is any news.”
Yuan Che pursed the corners of his lips. “It’s been two and a half days since Yuan Xi became abnormal. Okay, then I’ll wait for another day.”
125 was excitedly walking over with a written script, when he saw two white beasts talking on the big bed.
Its brother had shrunk his size to stay on the table next to the windowsill, as he kept a vigilant posture. Seeing 125, Maxim gave it a cold look and said, “Pack your things. You and your master are leaving with us.”
125 stared at him incredulously, with a horrified expression and stammered, “This? So soon?!” Of course, it wasn’t that he couldn’t let go of Yuan Xi. In fact, what made him the most sad was that no one would read the twisted, bizarre, and heartwarming script that he had so easily written. That was simply intolerable!
Luo XiaoLou hung his head, and finally said, [According to you, only I may be able to treat exotic beast body abnormalities. I have said in the past that I will cooperate to save people. But right now I don’t want to go. I want to at least let Yuan Xi think about it first.]
Li Mo paused for a moment, then finally said, [It seems I must tell you the whole truth.]