Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
125 guarded the two eggs, and stared at the door with round eyes.
Luo ShaoTian came in, looked at Luo XiaoLou’s unfocused eyes but didn’t show any surprise, and frowned slightly. He didn’t try to wake Luo XiaoLou, just raised his hand and struck him on the back of the neck when Luo XiaoLou walked forward once again.
“What are you trying to do here? Although you are his brother–” 125 shouted nervously. Luo XiaoLou’s reaction was clearly an aberration, and he didn’t want any accidents to happen before they cleared out the Protura.
Luo ShaoTian walked to the bed and put Luo XiaoLou on it, then quickly opened Luo XiaoLou’s top. He said, “If you don’t want him to start changing right now, you’d better shut up.”
125 maintained great self-control as he watched Luo XiaoLou’s top come off in the blink of an eye. His mind was tangled up with the dire consequences of if Yuan Xi came in and found out about this incestuous love affair.
As a robot in Yuan Xi’s house, he knew he should inform Yuan Xi, but who let him be coerced? He couldn’t help but be concerned about Luo XiaoLou’s safety…but this was too powerful, Yuan Xi never did this in front of him…
125’s green face flushed eerily red. Quickly he tightly blocked the two eggs so they wouldn’t come out of the shell. He didn’t want the small exotic beasts to be adversely affected or something.
Luo ShaoTian’s dark, cold eyes swept across 125, then ignored the awe and excitement that shouldn’t have appeared. His white gloved fingers touched Luo XiaoLou’s heart. After he pressed a few times, a clear red mark appeared on the smooth white skin of Luo XiaoLou’s chest.
Luo ShaoTian’s gloomy face brightened up. From the carry-on storage box he’d brought, he took out a small silver box with a password, fingerprints and iris scanner required to open it. The moment the lid opened, a cold gas came out.
Luo ShaoTian sterilized Luo XiaoLou’s chest, and with his other hand took out a syringe from the case. 125’s eyes instantly widened. The syringe was quickly stuck into Luo XiaoLou’s heart.
The red liquid was immediately injected. Luo XiaoLou’s drowsy face became pinched with pain. He began to struggle, but was quickly pressed down by Luo ShaoTian. After the injection, Luo XiaoLou’s pain seemed to lessen and he slowly fell back into a drowsy sleep. Luo ShaoTian sighed with relief, threw the syringe back into the small box, relocked it and put it back in the storage box as if the syringe was a flooded beast.
“What was that?” 125 was relieved, and cautiously asked. In fact, he didn’t want to challenge Yuan Xi’s bottom line. The guy’s understanding of feelings was so simple that he couldn’t meet any dog’s blood fantasy.
“Something that can temporarily alleviate the Protura mutation in his body.” Luo ShaoTian frowned. He seemed to not want to say more on the subject.
He eyed the sleeping Luo XiaoLou with a worried look in his usually cold eyes. “This kind…this stuff can guarantee that he is safe for three days.”
“What about after three days?”
Luo ShaoTian glanced at 125. “I hope that by that time the problem of the Protura has been solved.” Luo ShaoTian got up, and looked intent on leaving.
125 hesitated, then shouted at Luo ShaoTian’s back, “He’s been worried about you. After you left that day, he’s been inquiring about your injuries…”
Luo ShaoTian stopped by the door. “He’s my family. I’ll make sure he’s okay. Also, don’t tell Yuan Xi that I came.”
When Yuan Xi returned, Luo XiaoLou was sleeping soundly, and he didn’t see anything unusual.125 chose to remain silent. Luo ShaoTian was there to help Luo XiaoLou after all.
The next day, just as they finished breakfast, someone entered in a rush and reported to Yuan Lie that there had been a huge discovery on the asteroid.
All the people at the table looked at Yuan Lie. He swept a glance over them, raised his eyebrows slightly, then connected the information to the computer and said, “Look at it. All of you.”
After the connection, instantly a three-dimensional picture popped up and appeared in front of everyone. The dining room was suddenly quiet. Except for Yuan Lie and Feng JiaLing, everyone was in shock.
From the slightly shadowed background and the corner of the sky revealed above, it was clear that the image was of a huge cave. The rough rock wall extended downward, while dozens of meters below, the rock appeared to be fractured, and a silvery-gray, metallic substance began to appear. The surface of the metallic substance wasn’t smooth, but had depressions and bumps. The camera slowly pulled back further and further. Those depressions and bumps gradually became coherent, and formed a huge pattern.
The pattern was incomparably grand and strange. It was evident from the image that this was far from the whole of it, just the tip of the iceberg. How far below the metal substance extended wasn’t clear.
When he viewed the bizarre pattern, Luo XiaoLou felt his breath catch and he could barely control the hand that wanted to touch his chest.
Yuan Xi stared at a certain part of the pattern, and a chill flashed in his eyes.
The officer said to Yuan Lie, “Your Majesty, two second level civilizations, Telles and Attius, and several first level civilizations are trying to open this metal wall, but the situation isn’t good. This kind of metal has never been seen before, and the hardness is so high that it is bizarre. Even Attius’ and Telles’ particle cannons haven’t been able to open it. There is a message from there that they are now temporarily cooperating to open this metal wall collectively.”
Yuan Lie’s mouth flashed with a cold smile. Temporary cooperation. If it was possible for two second level civilizations to open it by themselves, they would never be willing to cooperate. The benefits are too high, why leave it to others? Moreover, he was afraid that their cooperation wasn’t limited to opening that metal wall. The danger inside also needed cannon fodder.
Yuan Che looked at Yuan Lie and asked, “Father, do we want to cooperate with them?”
Yuan Lie looked at the people in the dining room. His eyes went to Luo XiaoLou for a moment, before they returned to the picture. “Cooperate. We don’t have much time. The sooner the better.”
After he got instructions from Yuan Lie, the officer went out. The cooperation plan would be implemented that day.
Feng JiaLing squinted at the pattern for a long time, then suddenly said, “It’s a code lock. Without the correct code, it’s impossible to destroy this wall.”
Yuan Xi’s eyes finally left the maple leaf graphic in the corner. “Deciphering a code? Let the green fatty try.”
125 squirmed a little, he wasn’t quite satisfied with Yuan Xi calling him that in front of everyone, but he didn’t dare to resist.
Feng JiaLing said softly, “It won’t take long for this door to open, but after it opens, it’s hard to say if we can get what we want.”
After Yuan Xi and the others left, Yuan Lie turned to Feng JiaLing, and stroked his smooth hair as he asked, “What’s wrong?”
Feng JiaLing frowned slightly. “I have a bad feeling. Those patterns aren’t just graphics, there are four words on them.” When he spoke of it, he rubbed his forehead with his hand. “The Gate of Aura, the place I came from…had a record about it, and about where we are. This gate wasn’t expected to be opened.”
Yuan Lie’s face changed. His hand suddenly reached over, and grabbed Feng JiaLing’s arm in a deathly hard grip. Feng JiaLing stared at him, then suddenly smiled and said softly, “Yuan Lie, I can open it.”
“That’s impossible!” Yuan Lie suddenly raised his voice. He was breathing hard, and he grabbed Feng JiaLing’s hand even harder. “I won’t do such a stupid thing! I won’t let you near that… possibility.”
With Luo XiaoLou’s anxiety, the day passed quickly. Yuan Xi never came back, but he had Rod guard the door. Luo XiaoLou carried Yuan Yu back to his and Yuan Xi’s room. Yuan Yu watched with a look of slight novelty as Luo XiaoLou fed him milk, changed his clothes and his diaper, then finally laid the two eggs in his crib.
The two maids in charge of taking care of him were originally worried that Yuan Yu would toss and turn in the new place, but since he arrived in the room, Yuan Yu had been in a good mood. He even gave a satisfied smile after drinking all the milk in the bottle.
Until he was too sleepy to open his eyes, Yuan Yu still grabbed Luo XiaoLou’s hand with his hand. Even then, he opened his eyes three times from worry before he went to sleep.
Luo XiaoLou looked down at Yuan Yu’s white cheeks, and finally couldn’t resist. He lowered his head to give him a kiss.
Yuan Xi was busy until midnight. All the people were busy, including in the Federation. He went to look for Yue Shang. Although no one had seen him, the people of the Federation wouldn’t admit that Yue Shang was missing or in danger.
Once people realized that opening that metal wall required a code, the forced sabotage was all but canceled.
Advanced AIs from various civilizations began to unite to break the code, and 125 said that there were about five hours left before the code was deciphered.
Yuan Xi returned to his quarters early. The temperature on the asteroid plummeted late at night, and as he brought the chill with him as walked into the room. Yuan Xi saw a yellowish light in the room and Luo XiaoLou, who was waiting for him on the couch.
Luo XiaoLou got up. “Why are you so late? I cooked a snack. Do you want to eat?”
Yuan Xi instantly felt the fatigue and cold disappear with Luo XiaoLou’s chatter. He followed him to the kitchen, and watched Luo XiaoLou set hot soup, braised fish, fresh shrimp smothered in oil, two vegetables, rice, and a dime of cake he had saved for him on the table.
After he served the rice and soup to Yuan Xi, Luo XiaoLou sat down next to him, and peeled the shrimp for him as he said, “Eat. I’ve already eaten.”
Yuan Xi was very satisfied. The dishes he liked. The soup he liked. The whipped cream cake was barely acceptable to him.
Even as a child, Yuan Xi had never received such pampering treatment from his parents. He glanced at Luo XiaoLou. His heart was warm and comfortable, but his face hardened and he refused to show a bit of it.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the tips of Yuan Xi’s red ears, smiled, came over and asked, “Still satisfied?”
The hot air sprayed on his ear. Yuan Xi immediately stiffened. He even choked on the soup he had just swallowed, and coughed. He could barely suppress the fluttering in his heart, and glared at Luo XiaoLou. “Still not too bad.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled, reached out and took the bowl of soup from Yuan Xi’s hand. He scooped up a spoonful, and brought it to his own mouth under Yuan Xi’s vaguely expectant gaze.
When he saw Yuan Xi’s instantly hot eyes, Luo XiaoLou suddenly came up to Yuan Xi. Under his surprised gaze, he put his arm around the back of Yuan Xi’s neck, then brought their mouths together and sent the soup over.
Yuan Xi’s entire face turned red. His hand had intended to push Luo XiaoLou away, but the moment it touched Luo XiaoLou’s waist, he instead wrapped his arms around him. Now they were in their own rooms, so even if Luo XiaoLou was lewd or slutty, la. But the good thing was that no one else saw it except themselves. He is so generous, he could forgive him…
They didn’t know when the soup was finished off. Luo XiaoLou raised his eyes, and looked at Yuan Xi, who was already a bit confused, and said softly, “Yuan Xi, I love you.”
Yuan Xi froze completely. Then he blushed, looked at Luo XiaoLou, and finally picked up Luo XiaoLou whole, and went to the bathroom.
By the time Yuan Xi finally came down from the passion, and wondered if he should also say something, Luo XiaoLou had already fallen asleep.
The next morning, the news finally came. The door was open. Yuan Xi didn’t think about the previous night. He did not want that to be the good memory that Luo XiaoLou wanted. He didn’t want them to be just memories. If he had to say it, he would wait until Luo XiaoLou was safe.