Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The wind was getting stronger and stronger. Luo XiaoLou walked at least five kilometers against the wind. Because the surface of the asteroid was severely damaged by pollution, there was very little vegetation, and if there was, it was in a valley or under a cliff. The road beneath his feet was even more miserable in the suburbs, where the city waste was placed. But Luo XiaoLou didn’t feel tired. He only felt extremely anxious and frightened, and while there was no one else there, his eyes showed a non-negligible terror.
He couldn’t understand the feelings of other parents who had children, but, as a first-time father, he was overwhelmed and excited. His heart was overflowing with warm happiness, but more than that, he felt sorry for his child.
When that child was born, he wasn’t by his side, not at the moment he opened his eyes to let him see him. He wasn’t the first to hold him and give him the love and affection that other children had from both parents.
Now, he had even put him in danger. If he didn’t bring back his child and the two eggs safely, he probably would never forgive himself.
After another half hour of hurried walking, he climed a modest hill, and the view instantly flattened and opened up. Three small, blue-black battleships were parked on the sand in the distance. A few meters to Luo XiaoLou’s right was a tall cliff that stretched into the distance, and in the valley below, a rare spot of green vaguely appeared.
Luo XiaoLou frowned slightly. Three battleships. It seemed that the enemy was more prepared than he expected. Luo XiaoLou thought on Ling Xu’s words, and stopped in his tracks.
Sure enough, not long after, the hatch of the foremost battleship opened. Under Luo XiaoLou’s nervous eyes, Qian Heng walked down with an ambitious smile as he held the powder blue swaddling clothes.
Luo XiaoLou first glanced at the child who was still struggling in his arm. He was slightly relieved that the child seemed to be fine. Only then did he cast his eyes on the one-armed Qian Heng.
This time, Luo XiaoLou obviously felt the Source of Consciousness pull from Qian Heng. It was the sense between stong exotic beasts. Now was different than the first time he saw him. But numbers of his team weren’t large, and on their side there were three battleships.
When two more people came down, Luo XiaoLou’s eyes narrowed. His body instantly tensed up. The one wearing a pink dress was definitely Su Lan. Luo XiaoLou’s intuition told him that to have encountered this woman wasn’t good.
The person next to Su Lan was also an acquaintance. The third place winner in the mecha competition, and also Yue Shang’s man, Shao Rong. The exotic beast with which Luo XiaoLou had a bizarre blood relationship.
Although he don’t know why Shao Rong was following Yue Shang, back in Landa Seal, Shao Rong was able to stop Qian Heng from killing him.
But now, Shao Rong was clearly on Su Lan’s side. If Shao Rong really intended to support them, his chances of successfully saving people were reduced again.
Luo XiaoLou’s face was a bit ugly. The only thing that comforted him was that Qian Heng walked towards him alone with the swaddling clothes.
Qian Heng stopped five meters from Luo XiaoLou, his tongue on his lips, as he revealed a bizarre smile. He looked at him and said, “I think. That this time no one will bother us. I will treat you well. In the way I am most satisfied, and of course, your son. I think this little one may also have the bloodline of the exotic beast in him.”
Luo XiaoLou’s face went white as he struggled to maintain his composure, then he said, “Wait! I have come alone as you said. No matter what you plan to do, first give him back to me.”
Qian Heng looked with malice at Luo XiaoLou who couldn’t hide his anxiety, then suddenly raised his hand, and threw that swaddling blanket over.
Luo XiaoLou’s hands were shaking when he caught the soft little swaddling clothes. He didn’t even dare use a little force.
He quickly swept a glance at the child who was staring at him with big eyes. He saw that the baby was fine, cradled him gently in his arms, then looked up at Qian Heng warily again.
Qian Heng hummed coldly. “Without that prince, you are nothing at all. As long as you are in my hands, sooner or later, I will become the king of the exotic beast clan.” His only hand suddenly stretched out, and grabbed towards Luo XiaoLou’s neck, accompanied by a white light that shot towards the swaddling clothes in Luo XiaoLou’s arms.
The first thing a person needed to do was to get a good idea of what they want to do. For example, now, he could protect the baby, but not necessarily his whole body as well.
A light quickly flashed in the wilderness, then a white mecha appeared next to a gray building. In that abandoned place, the appearance of such a complete, and quite large building, carried a hint of weirdness.
After a holographic scan, Yuan Xi frowned and jumped out of the mecha. He pulled out his energy sword and headed inside. Cloudy Sky transformed into a big white dog, and followed silently behind him.
The hallway was brightly lit, but empty. When Yuan Xi walked in, the only sound that could be heard in the whole building was his boots on the floor. The silence around him was unnatural.
The building was a little bit too silent, and there was no one inside.
In the room on the desktop, a button was flashing. Yuan Xi walked in, studied it and pressed it.
The electronic screen on the desktop popped up, and a video soon played on it. Yue Shang unable to wait to get out of the room, was stopped, and finally was forcibly taken away by two soldiers with no markings on them, while the man in the lead never showed his face from the beginning.
At the end of the video, a line of red letters appeared on the screen: Your Highness, I hope you like the gift I gave you.
As Yuan Xi looked at that, all the doors of the building suddenly closed automatically, and the self-destruct system began to count down.
Yuan Xi didn’t care about the ear-splitting alarm. The first thing he did was to squint at the words. Suddenly his heart was filled with unease and he thought of Luo XiaoLou who was left alone by himself. He’d been used.
Yuan Xi drew his energy sword and violently turned around to leave. Cloudy Sky leapt with him. That was followed by a white light that shot up into the sky.
Luo XiaoLou wretchedly held the baby, and tried to avoid Qian Heng’s attack, but the next wave of attacks had already arrived in front of him. The exotic beast’s deformation ability increased Qian Heng’s killing power a lot, and Luo XiaoLou had to carefully hold the child, afraid that he was a little hurt.
Su Lan wore a charming smile. Luo XiaoLou couldn’t avoid the attack again. Their plan would soon succeed, and the man would be satisfied.
However, just at the moment that ugly arm would have touched Luo XiaoLou, a white shadow fell from the sky. Qian Heng was caught by the white light, and viciously flung away.
The white mecha brought Luo XiaoLou, who had been forced to the edge of the cliff, over, and gently placed him behind it.
Su Lan was shocked. She trembled as she took a step back. Yuan Xi actually came so fast! This completely exceeded their expectations.
Qian Heng spotted the enemy that made him lose an arm, thought of the plan that should have been completed immediately, and his face twisted up. He leaned back and screamed, then his body suddenly began to swell.
Luo XiaoLou was startled, Qian Heng was going to bestialize!
Cloudy Sky made a gesture to Luo XiaoLou to stay safely at the back, then walked towards Qian Heng in a murderous manner. As soon as he rushed over and saw Qian Heng was making a move on Luo XiaoLou, the anger and killing intent in Yuan Xi’s heart reached its peak.
Luo XiaoLou soon found that even the fully bestialized Qian Heng was in a suppressed state in front of the current Yuan Xi, and finally his heart calmed down.
Su Lan stared in shock and despair at Yuan Xi as he fought with Qian Heng. She thought about her plan with the councilor, and how she even helped him to control Yue Shang in order to abduct Luo XiaoLou. She hadn’t thought that she would harm her cousin. She…she just wanted to get more benefits for the Federation.
At that moment, there was a sudden commotion, and the two other ships started firing at the surrounding area, while someone came to report that the enemy was spotted there.
Su Lan was shocked, and immediately shouted, “Stop them. At all costs, absolutely do not to let them come over!”
Su Lan turned her head again, and stared fiercely at Luo XiaoLou. Her eyes were red. Suddenly, she looked sideways at Shao Rong, gritted her teeth and said with determination, “Shao Rong. I ask you to go and kill him.”
Shao Rong, who was leaning idly against the hatch, froze, but soon he stood up straight. He narrowed his eyes at Luo XiaoLou, who was standing at the edge of the cliff, and said faintly, “Are you sure? This is your last request.”
Since she had already made her decision, Su Lan had no intention of regretting it. In fact she simply couldn’t afford the consequences of failure, so she quickly nodded. “Yes. Kill that man, and you will be free.”
Shao Rong gave Su Lan a sideways glance, smiled meaningfully, and responded, “Yes. I will kill that man by the cliff at your request.”
Su Lan nodded, and sighed in relief.
Shao Rong walked unhurriedly in the direction of Luo XiaoLou. HIs movements were obviously extremely lazy, but the way his hands and feet went, it made the the heart tremble from danger. In just a few seconds, he had reached Luo XiaoLou.
Then, he reached out and made a gesture towards Luo XiaoLou’s heart.
It was the same slow movement that was full of determined killing intent. Luo XiaoLou seemed to be stuck. He obviously wanted to dodge or counter-attack, but hadn’t the slightest ability to make his body move.
On the other side, Yuan Xi was about to come to LuoXiaoLou as Shao Rong headed his way, but suddenly, the suppressed Qian Heng started acting like he had suddenly gone crazy, and tried to pester Yuan Xi even though he was injured.
Yuan Xi saw Luo XiaoLou’s inability to dodge the attack. His eyes were wide as he flew towards Luo XiaoLou. He ignored all attacks from Qian Heng. After Qian Heng hit Cloudy Sky hard, his blood-covered body once again stopped in front of Yuan Xi. It was clear that he had worked hard to improve himself. But when he met Yuan Xi again, the gap between them was even wider, which made Qian Heng feel humiliated and angry.
He would do anything to make this hateful enemy suffer.
Shao Rong’s hand passed through Luo XiaoLou’s heart without hesitation. Luo XiaoLou raised his eyes with difficulty, and looked at Shao Rong, as he stood in front of him and smiled.
As he looked into Luo XiaoLou’s eyes, Shao Rong suddenly whispered a word.
Qian Heng felt that he could pay any price in order to stop Yuan Xi, but he definitely hadn’t expected that price would be a lot more than he imagined or expected. His life. The energy blade on Cloudy Sky’s arm passed through his chest, along with a close range shot into his body from a super-powered particle cannon.
However, Yuan Xi didn’t feel any joy. His mind was blank. It was as if he was the one who suffered irreparable damage. Pain instantly swept through his body.
Blood spewed out of Qian Heng’s mouth. He looked dazedly in that direction, but with a fierce smile on his face, “Haha! He…he’s dead too!”
Su Lan, on the other hand, had an expression of extreme surprise, then shouted loudly, “Quick, bring his corpse here!”
Shao Rong turned his face sideways. His handsome face showed indescribable comfort and openness. “Miss Su Lan. Although we no longer have any relationship, I am also very happy to serve you one last time. But that horror won’t do.”
With those words from Shao Rong, Luo XiaoLou, who was already dying, suddenly disappeared.
Everyone looked over with wide eyes, unable to understand how such a large person could disappear. Then ten meters in front of Shao Rong, space suddenly twisted in a way, and a person holding swaddling clothes stood in front of the crowd.
Yuan Xi jumped out of Cloudy Sky. He reached Luo XiaoLou with unbelievable speed and hugged him fiercely. At the same time, his hands roamed Luo XiaoLou’s body with a trembling touch to confirm that Luo XiaoLou was indeed still alive, and in order to make his heart a little less pained.
Qian Heng looked at that, dumbfounded. His mouth muttered, “Out-of-body illusion…” In the entire history of the exotic beasts, only five people had practiced that ultimate skill. They..those two brothers who really deserve to die, actually practiced…
He stared at them with great resentment, unable to die.
Su Lan quickly took out a particle gun.She intended to shoot while Yuan Xi was incapable of caring about his surroundings. However, she failed to pull the trigger, because a hand grabbed the gun, and took it away from her with a force that nearly broke her wrist.
Su Lan looked incredulously at the person in front of her. “Shao Rong!”
Shao Rong sneered. “All three of your demands have been used up. Did you think there was anything between us other than that constraint?”
Shao Rong’s fingers were long and white. The gun in his hand began to deform, then finally broke apart and fell to the ground.
With his upturned eyes fixed on Su Lan, he asked, “You don’t think I’m grateful to your parents for creating me that way, do you? Or grateful that they raised me in that environment? Don’t forget. I am an exotic beast. The owner of the DNA that brought me forth was killed by your parents. Sometimes, a legacy of hate can be inherited. But don’t worry, I won’t kill you.”
Shao Rong said this slowly and methodically as he took the box from Su Lan’s hand. Su Lan had no time react. Only then did she realize, Shao Rong had been hiding his real strength all along!
Shao Rong opened the case, took out an injection, and then pulled on Su Lan’s arm.
Su Lan trembled with fear, and shouted hysterically, “No! No! No! You can’t,! You can’t give me an injection–“
“Why not? Didn’t you plan to inject Luo XiaoLou? Since you like messing with these things so much, why don’t you try to enjoy it yourself? I promise, it will give you an experience of a lifetime…”
With that, the injection was already sharply done. Shao Rong smiled faintly, and pushed Su Lan into the battleship. The people around Su Lan were like wall snakes and scorpions. They panicked, hid and shrunk away from Su Lan.
Yuan Xi’s hug was tight. He buried his head in Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder. His heart was heaving violently, his hands shook badly. Luo XiaoLou struggled, though he couldn’t break away at all, and whispered, “Hey, watch the kid! The kid!”
After a long moment, Yuan Xi’s voice came out in a low whisper, “You’re okay. It’s okay…”
Luo XiaoLou stroked Yuan Xi’s back, then said gently and smugly, “Of course. This is a new skill. I’ve been training these last days. It’s an enhanced version of my duplication skill. An exact copy of myself that can even help me fight. Of course right now, it’s just a simple fighting ability.”
Yuan Xi’s trembling gradually stopped. He had no intention of letting go, but Luo XiaoLou, worried about the child in his arms, and pushed him away.
When he saw Yuan Xi’s red eyes, Luo XiaoLou’s gaze showed surprise and emotion, then Yuan Xi gave him a vicious look, and turned his head away indignantly.
Yuan Xi yelled at him stiffly, “How is it possible? There is absolutely no such thing!”
The corners of Luo XiaoLou’s mouth curled up quietly, and he lowered his head to look at the baby. The little baby was very brave and hadn’t cried. Now he was staring at them with wide eyes.
When he was stared at by those pure black eyes, Luo XiaoLou felt his heart melt.
As he lay on the ground, Qian Heng was forced to watch that transformation of form, while his own impending death, had almost no effect on Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi. The resentment in his eyes grew even stronger when he thought of Luo XiaoLou’s talent.
After a glance at Su Lan, who was pushed into the ship by Shao Rong, Qian Heng raised his trembling hand, and a white light shot in the direction of Luo XiaoLou.
Shao Rong’s hand, as it closed the hatch, paused a beat, and he turned around to look. It was Qian Heng’s spirit detonation before he died.
Yuan Xi’s face changed. He quickly hugged Luo XiaoLou, and dodged to the side.
The white light was fast, but Yuan Xi was faster. They spun around above the cliff, Yuan Xi toed the edge then returned to the ground with Luo XiaoLou in his arms.
The white light finally disappeared. Qian Heng’s hand hung feebly, never to be lifted again.
On the other hand, except for Su Lan’s battleship, which swayed as it fled, the other two battleships were completely wiped out by Ling Xu as he led the others. Su Lan’s battleship was intentionally let go by Shao Rong.
However, before everyone had time to let out a cheer, Luo XiaoLou shouted hoarsely, “No!”
In the aftermath of that white light, as Yuan Xi held them and dodged, the baby finally couldn’t keep ahold of the two eggs, and one fell out. And now it was falling down the cliff.
Low in the valley, among the rich green, there was an occasional gust of wind and a flash of gold.