Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The passage from the third floor to the fourth floor was unexpectedly long. Because of the low pressure from Yuan Lie and Yuan Xi, no one in the group spoke. Luo XiaoLou was also immersed in Yuan Che’s choice to stay with Li Mo and for the first time 125 didn’t rave in his ears. In the past, he would never miss a good moment to chant love.
They were about to reach the fourth floor. There were only six floors in this underground palace, so it wouldn’t take long for them to reach the last floor. Luo XiaoLou had a feeling in his heart that there was an answer waiting for him there.
He was even a little impatient to get there, but it was that urgency that made him uneasy. It was not at all like him.
Yuan Xi’s hand gripped his hand tighter. If Luo XiaoLou walked even two steps faster, he would be pulled back.
The sound of conversation soon came from the front. Apparently they had caught up with the rest of the civilizations. When Luo XiaoLou looked back, he realized that it wasn’t that they were fast, but that the others had stopped.
The originally wide passage had come to an end. Ahead, there were three forks in the road. People were hesitating. They knew where all three forks led according to the topographical map from the first floor. To the left was the main control room, the right was the warehouse supply area, and if you followed the middle path, it would lead to the fourth floor.
Duke Moga of Telles was the first to respond. He flashed a smile at the crowd. “We were studying this planet and what is here a long time ago. Now, I’m going to go to the central control room first to find those astronaut logs. That’s the most important thing for our research.”
After he said that, he gave a deep-eyed glance to the golden dragon, Saint Gerald, and the others. Then he turned and walked towards the passage on the left. As Telles was leaving, Yue Shang kept looking back at Yuan Xi, as if he wanted to say something, with a strong sadness in his eyes.
Some primary level civilizations secretly sighed with relief, and started to walk towards the right passage. With one less second level civilization, they could only get more.
Yuan Lie’s footsteps barely hesitated as he led a group from the An Empire directly towards the middle passage. Whether for the sake of the Empire that was still at war, or for the sake of Luo XiaoLou, they had to go on and find a solution.
Saint Gerald hesitated for a moment. He paced back and forth a few times at the entrance of the passage with a strained face as his men looked on, and finally, surprisingly followed the An Empire.
His two deputies shrugged at each other. The wife hadn’t yet arrived, but he already knows to befriend the old father-in-law. Hey, who said their prince was a novice who has never been in love!
The primary level civilizations were more surprised. The corners of Duke Moga of Telles’s mouth slowly curved up, with smugness and startlement in his eyes.
Yuan Lie finally stopped in front of a door. It was different from the previous one, huge and thick, with the same pattern painted on the white alloy door as the outside.
Feng JiaLing laughed lightly, turned his head to Yuan Lie and said, “It seems that you can’t accompany us in.”
While the people behind him were puzzled by these words, Feng JiaLing looked Yuan Lie in the eyes and said seriously, “Yuan Lie, stay outside.”
Yuan Lie became anxious in a flash, and he reflexively grabbed Feng JiaLing’s shoulder.
Feng JiaLing didn’t appease Yuan Lie, only said calmly, “Or, if you don’t want to stay, it’s okay for me to stay.”
Yuan Lie quickly dismissed Feng JiaLing’s words, “No, I’ll stay.” He forced down the idea of asking Feng JiaLing to stay with him. He took the wedding ring off his hand, and then hung it on Feng JiaLing’s necklace with his own hands. “Honey, wear this, and I’ll always be by your side.”
Then Yuan Lie nudged Feng JiaLing. “Okay, you guys go ahead. I’ll come to you soon.”
Yuan Xi was confused, and couldn’t help but ask, “Father, aren’t you going in with us?”
Yuan Lie gave him a look. “I still have something to take care of, elsewhere…” He didn’t finish the second half of his sentence, he just looked at Yuan Xi solemnly and said, “Bring your mother and Luo XiaoLou back.”
Because of his father’s words, Yuan Xi’s dignity and pride as a man instantly swelled up. Of course he rarely didn’t swell up. Although he didn’t quite understand his father’s approach, he immediately said, “Don’t you worry!”
Yuan Lie turned to leave without hesitation. Feng JiaLing narrowed his eyes for a second then suddenly said, “You’re not going to unseal me? What if we run into danger when you don’t return?”
Yuan Lie didn’t turn around. “I won’t unlock it.”
Feng JiaLing didn’t say anything else, just turned around and walked into the door first.
In the main control room, Duke Moga’s eyes were gloomy as he looked at this scene, with a cold smile. “Although I slightly regret it, you just have other uses.”
As he said that, his finger lightly pressed on a key. Yue Shang’s face suddenly went pale. Duke Moga rose and raised his hand to touch Yue Shang’s face. “You don’t think. They’ll go in and never come out. Even in the entire star field, there is no energy that can open that door. The energy used to close the door just now has exhausted two-thirds of the energy reserves of this underground palace. Even with this button, there is no longer any function of opening or closing that door.”
With those words, on the screen, the door that Yuan Xi and the others just walked into silently and quickly closed.
“I traded the entire three floors down there for the eternal captivity of the Attius heir and that Protura, so it’s not a small price to pay, anyhow.” Duke Moga with a smug smile at the corner of his mouth, looked at Yue Shang with darker and darker eyes. “You don’t have to worry, all I want is your body.”
Just as he said this, a painful sound suddenly rang out next to him, and Yue Shang moved. Duke Moga could only let go of him. Then he looked in the direction of his cousin Yafir in disgust, where a masked young girl suddenly struggled and squirmed. Several people around her immediately surrounded and restrained her. With the fall of the veil, a distorted face was revealed.
Yafir took a look, and hesitantly asked, “Cousin, can you help Su Lan clear what’s inside her now?”
Duke Moga winked at the two men holding Su Lan, and said slowly, “Now I’ll let them take her to try.”
The two men complied. and quickly drove Su Lan out of the room.
Duke Moga went back to the console, and rubbed his chin as he looked at the third floor passage. It wasn’t until Yuan Lie entered a certain room that he quickly locked the front and back entry and exit doors, and smiled faintly. “Jui Yuan, you’ve used me for so long that you didn’t expect that I’d end up trapping you in your lair, right? The opponent chosen for you this time is enough to trip you up. Now, the entire Earth Palace, and this star field, will belong to Telles!”
Yafir stood beside him and smiled as well, “Cousin, didn’t you say that once you take over the control room, you could manipulate those golden octopus people that keep being produced?”
Moga’s eyes were glowing as he began to work the console. “After I modify the program, those golden octopus people will be under our command. By then, all the things in the warehouse, and all these primary level civilizations will all be in our hands. The day of our unification of the star field is not far away!”
Yuan Xi and Saint Gerald looked at the door with grimaces. Each asked their technicians to come up and see if they could find a way to open the door.