Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
A month later, Cloudy Sky turned into a white light and left the sealed place.
After he made repeated comparisons, 125 couldn’t find that he held any advantages, so he hid in the necklace and refused to come out.
Cloudy Sky’s appearance didn’t seem to have changed much compared to its previous one, but under close examination, it had changed everywhere. The white mecha shell glowed with a faint light, and it appeared as if there were waves of water that flowed in between, as if it were a living thing.
The most obvious difference was the speed of Cloudy Sky’s flight was no longer the same. In the vastness of the universe, a stream of light flashes went by, and even the detection system of exotic beasts could hardly catch its shadow.
Yuan Xi’s eyes held an imperceptible excitement, as he quickly inputted a few commands. Then he casually reached over, and held Luo XiaoLou’s hand beside him.
Luo XiaoLou moved, looked at Yuan Xi and said, “Really, don’t you want to go back first?” For this trip, Luo XiaoLou’s ultimate destination was to go to the Protura base. He wanted to look for a way to stop from turning into a Protura altogether.
But ever since he saw the child and the two eggs, Luo XiaoLou hadn’t been very calm, and he also wanted to go home.
“No, let’s go to Protura’s base first.” Yuan Xi said without hesitation. “If you want to see them so badly, go home and see them again.”
Luo XiaoLou froze for a moment, and finally sighed, “Mn, I will go home.” Yuan Xi’s hand as it held him was warm and firm, and gave him instinctive strength.
The cockpit quieted down. After a while, Luo XiaoLou leaned his head on Yuan Xi’s shoulder, and said, with a hint of gentle coaxing, “Yuan Xi. When you return to the Empire, you will be a father. You have to take responsibility, and treat them well.”
The hand that held Luo XiaoLou stiffened for a moment. For a second, Yuan Xi was going to pretend not to hear, but he hadn’t expected Luo XiaoLou to get stubborn, and repeatedly ask for reassurance in a gentle voice.
Just as Luo XiaoLou’s hand was about to touch his chest, Yuan Xi sucked in his breath and glared at him with a slightly red face. He said with a bit of annoyance, “Nagging. I know.”
Luo XiaoLou was reassured and relaxed a little. Yuan Xi seemed to dislike 125, but he was definitely not bad towards him. If Luo XiaoLou really couldn’t return, he knew that even if Yuan Xi didn’t like children, he would probably let them grow up safely.
Of course, he still didn’t dare to fully count on Yuan Xi. In Luo XiaoLou’s eyes, Yuan Xi himself still needed to be taken care of. The good thing was that there was still Mr. Butler and His Majesty, Feng JiaLing.
Yuan Xi, on the other hand, as he held Luo XiaoLou’s hand began to recall how his father raised him. Well, to give him a good learning plan from childhood to adulthood. Boys shouldn’t be spoiled, they should be beaten. As for the problem of bringing up children at night…he and Luo XiaoLou would certainly not be available. That could be left to Rod…
The two young fathers coincidentally began to think of the little baby that had just been born at home, and began to plan for him.
Luo XiaoLou thought about it, as he leaned against Yuan Xi in a daze. Last night, to prepare for the trip, he had barely rested. First, he was cornered by Li Mo, who admonished him for half a day. Then Luo XiaoLou himself remembered something, and sent some of 125’s cultivated source fruit to Master Yu. Master Yu happened to have injuries on her body, and when she used the source fruit to heal, the effect was very good. There was hope for recovery, and Master Yu, who always had a serious face, looked very excited.
As Luo XiaoLou went to leave, Master Yu had pulled Luo XiaoLou’s hand, and repeatedly tried to persuade him; if Luo XiaoLou did come back, he must come back to exotic beasts’ side. Her mantle could be completely passed to Luo XiaoLou.
Yuan Xi looked sideways at Luo XiaoLou with a smile at the corner of his mouth, then leaned that way, so that Luo XiaoLou could sleep more comfortably.
When Luo XiaoLou woke up again, Yuan Xi was calling him.
Yuan Xi held him upright, quickly fixed the double seat belt for him and said with a serious face, “Wake up. There is a small problem.”
After he said that, Yuan Xi’s fingers moved and Cloudy Sky instantly accelerated.
It took a while before Luo XiaoLou could clearly understand the situation in front of them because of Cloudy Sky’s rapid movement.
The frequent flashes of gunfire, and the mecha outside meant that they had entered the battle zone.
The situation got even worse. Most of them were dark green warships and mecha, while the five warships they were surrounding were in a terrible state with damage in many places, but they could still just see the Empire’s logo.
Why would the octopus people’s army appear here? Could it be that the Empire was ready to fall in just the month and a half that he and Yuan Xi had been gone?
Yuan Xi’s face was extremely stern. He swept a glance at the five, barely managing, battleships and the Imperial mecha around the battleships. With a sweep of his fingers, however, Cloudy Sky didn’t move towards them, but instead flew quickly towards the octopus people’s battleships.
In the lead, was the largest imperial battleship, where the commander couldn’t hide the pain and despair in his eyes as he looked at his remaining crew. In his heart, he knew it was the worst plan. He took a breath, and tried to speak calmly, “Colonel Hatu. You are responsible for sending minors, senior masters and scholars, reserve cadets and people with genetic level A or above to the fifth warship where there are life-pods You can take away 3,500 people. When the time comes, I will create opportunities for you, so that some can leave–“
Colonel Hatu’s face was gray, but he knew that his commander’s decision was correct. The octopus people were obviously prepared. Moreover, according to the information received earlier, to fall into the hands of octopus people was definitely an unimaginable nightmare. The commander had probably decided to die, and take the octopus people outside with him to create a chance for them to flee.
Their five warships were actually escorting the last batch of people to be evacuated. Many of them were ordinary citizens, so there wasn’t enough combat power, which made the chances of escaping even smaller.
With red eyes, Colonel Hatu slowly and solemnly gave the commander a military salute, then ruthlessly turned away to begin the final preparations. If the octopus people found their life-pods, the consequences would be even more unimaginable.
Immediately, all those who remained on the warship received instructions. All the minors, masters and scholars, reserve cadets and those with A-grade genes gathered on the fifth warship.
In the middle of the third warship, the people in a reserve room all looked at each other. After a long time, a blond youth stood up. He patted the people around him, and said firmly, “You guys go first. I still have some business to take care of.”
The person he just patted immediately glared, and shouted, “Yates, what do you mean! If you can stay, how can I, Tian Li, not stay! I won’t leave even if I die here!”
Yates laughed bitterly. “I’m staying because my mother and sister are here. I can’t leave them to go by themselves. What are you staying for? Moreover, at a time like this, we should eliminate unnecessary sacrifices. You can play a more important role by going back.” And, if he left, how could he justify keeping his hand on the watch?
Tian Li pushed Yates away. Without hesitation, he got up and walked out. “I’m content. It’s none of your business!”
Yates was stunned, and tried to pull Tian Li back, but a man behind him stood up and touched Yates’ shoulder. “Forget it. Let him go.”
Yates turned around, and said in surprise, “Zhuang Yi?”
Zhuang Yi, who was also a student at Saint Miro Academy, and the leader of this reserve group, smiled with his heroic face. “Don’t forget, this isn’t far from Planet Anse. Not only do you have relatives on this ship, it is also the hometown of the vast majority of us. We don’t want to leave him on his own.”
With Zhuang Yi’s words, a few more Saint Miro Academy students stood up. In this room, there were other cadets. At this time of universal crisis, almost all of them had joined the war.
Those cadets looked at the students who stood up one after another, and clenched their fists at their sides.
Saint Miro Academy was worthy of being a top military academy. The students alone had a temperament that no other military school could match.
The rest of the students looked at each other for a few seconds, then two more tall young men stood up and coldly snorted as they walked out. “Amazing. Our people at Owyhee Academy are not inferior to you!”
After those two men got up, someone exclaimed, “Old, old man! You’re actually staying? Wait, wait, I, I’ll go with you guys too!”
One of the youths turned around and smiled, “Okay. Everyone else. If you’re a mecha pilot who hasn’t passed B class, go to the fifth battleship. Those who have passed, stay if you want to stay.”
After these words, the reserves and a number of other people got up and headed out. Those people were right. This was their hometown, and their relatives and on the battleship! How could they not help at a moment like this, and let the blood of their loved ones pave the way for them to leave? If they really abandoned their loved ones, and left at this time, they were afraid they wouldn’t have the courage to fight in the future.
When Yates and Tian Li arrived at the main hall, they found that many other people had come there. Most of them were acquaintances. Wang Jing, Wu Yong, the department flower Zeya, who stood beside a British beauty.
Tian Li saw the beautiful woman. He just gave a big grin, and suddenly got all formal. Yates looked suspiciously at Tian Li who was fidgeting, while he looked at the beautiful woman half a day, then suddenly realized that this beautiful woman was in the freshman group. She was Tian Li’s mecha warrior, when Tian Li was still a mecha maker.
Yates silently laughed. Tian Li, this guy, it seems he’s always secretly in love with others, ah.
There were more and more students in the hall. The soldiers looked at the military students who had volunteered to stay, and silently touched the blue and purple flower symbol on their uniforms. It was the national flower of the Empire, and the symbol of the Imperial soldiers. In this almost desperate time, a rare moment of relief and enthusiasm sprang up in the eyes of the military men.
Amidst the clamor, people stood in line at the exit hatch with space buttons in their hands.
On the second battleship, after having arranged things for the others, Ling Xu led the students of Class A towards the main hall, but his originally determined pace stopped when he saw a figure. He frowned at the person in the distance, and after a few seconds, turned to one of the students behind him and said, “You guys go first, I’ll be right there.”
At the corner, Ling Xu finally caught up with the figure. He grabbed the person in front of him and said coldly, “You’re a wreck. What are you staying for?”
Shen Yuan, who was caught by him, raised his eyebrows in surprise. This young proprietor had caused him some headaches. He resisted the urge to rub his eyebrows, and said calmly, “Since I’m an invalid, there’s no point in leaving. It’s better to give others the opportunity to leave.” This decision…He had hidden it from his teacher and Master Yan. The good thing was that the two weren’t there now. It would be difficult because they would also want to control him.
Ling Xu’s face was blue as he looked at Shen Yuan. He didn’t know what to say, but he wouldn’t let go of his hand. When Shen Yuan started to struggle, he said, “No. You’re Kane’s man. I can’t let you stay here.”
Shen Yuan’s face also began to look bad. He had no idea what was going on in the mind of this person, who was a few years younger than him. “I think that even if I am Kane’s person, I still have personal freedom and the right to make my own decisions. Although I can no longer make mecha, I can still come along to help.”
Ling Xu looked in the direction he was pointing. It was the warship’s turret operation room, and the people inside were busy.
Shen Yuan took the opportunity to shake off Ling Xu, then opened the door and walked in. Ling Xu pursed his lips tightly, looked at for a while, then turned around and left.
After the last incident, he knew that Shen Yuan had saved them from injury, and although Shen Yuan hadn’t said anything at all, he had already decided that he would take care of this person in the future. He, Ling Xu, had never owed anyone anything, except for this person.
When he thought of the person who once confessed his love to him with full eyes, Ling Xu’s heart stung vaguely. That regret, he definitely didn’t not want to taste it again.
Since he had to stay, then, he would try to make this warship stay until the end.
By the time Yates and Tian Li’s mecha rushed out, the octopus people’s cannon fire was already catching up with them. After they dodged a round of attacks, Yates shot at the mecha that was attacking Tian Li, and then asked, “Are you okay, kid?”
Not long after, Tian Li’s voice came out of the communicator, “Don’t bother worrying. Think of all the matches we’ve had. I’ve never lost!”
Yates laughed. This wasn’t a game, but if Tian Li could keep that kind of mentality, it really wasn’t a bad thing.
The octopus people were surprised to find that the enemy that was about to be exterminated suddenly started a ferocious counterattack. The octopus people’s commander watched with cold eyes and sneered, “It’s just a dying struggle. Destroy them. All of them.”
After the command was given, he squinted his eyes and waited for the glow of artillery fire to blast away the remaining warships. That would be the signal for the successful completion of his mission.
Yuan Xi’s Cloudy Sky had silently reached a huge octopus people’s warship so fast that it left nothing but a white light. and confusion for the unwary.
Yuan Xi made Cloudy Sky stop, then leaned over to the shocked Luo XiaoLou and kissed him on the lips when he didn’t look back. A smile appeared on his handsome face. “I’ll show you the fireworks later.”
Then, the aspiring octopus people, met the Jedi counter attacking the imperial soldiers, and in the loud explosion and bright light, they were shocked to find that their warships, one by one, suddenly began to explode.
Although the speed was extremely fast, they could still see that the explosions were in clockwise order.
Within a few minutes, the octopus people’s warships that surrounded the Imperial warships all blew up.
In this endless universe, it looked incomparably spectacular; with a beauty that could not be ignored.
Immediately thereafter, in a dazzling way, the dark green mecha began to be destroyed one by one. The Imperial soldiers, who were in despair, looked around dumbfounded, and muttered, “This must be God blessing us…”
The imperial warships and mecha began to aggressively counterattack, together with that white light, and in just half an hour, the battle that had been going on for an entire day ended with an incredible conclusion.
All of them, automatically and spontaneously, stood respectfully at the hatch, waiting for the person in that white mecha to come out.
When Luo XiaoLou jumped out with Yuan Xi in tow, the crowd suddenly erupted in a huge cheer.
The man who brought them light and hope, like a god or goddess, was the prince of their Empire!
Luo XiaoLou also looked at Yuan Xi. He couldn’t move his eyes. His man was just too handsome…
125’s sour, muffled voice came to his ears. “There, what’s the big deal? My performance wasn’t much worse than it–”
“It’s at least ten percent worse. I have the data to compare.” An unfamiliar voice clearly reached Luo XiaoLou’s ears.
Luo XiaoLou and 125 both nearly jumped in surprise. Cloudy…Cloudy Sky! Since it had been created, Cloudy Sky hadn’t said a word. He almost thought that only 125 and Maxim, out of the exotic beast mecha, could speak.
“You…can talk?” Luo XiaoLou asked in surprise.
“Of course. I really wouldn’t bother talking if 125 wasn’t always denigrating the truth,” the voice continued.
125 was going mad. If Luo XiaoLou wasn’t holding him hard, he would spar with the white space button on Yuan Xi.
Yuan Xi stroked Luo XiaoLou’s head. He saw Tian Li and the others approaching, before he left Luo XiaoLou to walk towards the command room.
Luo XiaoLou looked in surprise at the people who surrounded him. Tian Li, Yates, quite a few classmates, and he even saw Shen Yuan who came near the end!
Tian Li hugged Luo XiaoLou’s neck. “Go. go. This is not the place to talk. Let’s find a quiet place to talk properly.”
Luo XiaoLou squirmed, and looked at the crowd. He found no disgust or revulsion in anyone’s eyes. He quietly approached Tian Li and asked, “You all know my identity, right?”
Tian Li patted his shoulder and smiled. “I say, why have you been afraid to contact us? Don’t worry. Yuan Xi made the truth public. Humans and exotic beasts…even if we temporarily can’t turn enemies into friends, absolutely no one wants to provoke war again. Speaking of which, you grew up on this side, so that makes the majority of your genes human, right?”
The corners of Luo XiaoLou’s mouth slowly curved up. It turned out, Yuan Xi had been ready for him to come back for a long time already. That arrogant man who refused to say anything, had always protected him in his own way.