Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
When he heard the phrase ‘brother,’ Luo XiaoLou’s eyelashes moved, but ultimately he didn’t respond. He even reached out his hand, as if he intended to push Luo ShaoTian away.
At that moment, amongst the vibrations and falling debris, eight huge figures appeared.
“Damn it! They’re biochemical beasts! There are actually so many bio-beasts here!” The red-haired youth beside Saint Gerald shouted, and did his best to maneuver in Saint Gerald’s direction in order to protect his prince.
Even if they were the elite of the elite, they didn’t have much chance of winning against bio-beasts that could wipe out an entire army. Moreover, there were so many beasts and only about twenty people there.
A bio-beast rushed in the direction of Luo ShaoTian and Luo XiaoLou. Luo ShaoTian looked deeply at the confused Luo XiaoLou, and turned to block the attacking bio-beast.
The moment Luo ShaoTian turned, Luo XiaoLou’s eyes flashed with a red light. Sharp nails emerged from his hand, and he stabbed at Luo ShaoTian’s heart from the back. But at the last moment, before they pierced him, Luo XiaoLou’s face got a painful look, and his hand also stopped. By the time the confused expression returned to his face again, Luo ShaoTian had already led the bio-beast away from the area in order to prevent it from hurting him.
Saint Gerald, the red-haired young man beside him, and the rest of Attius stalled two of them, while the An Empire people barely managed to hold off the other two.
Only Feng JiaLing and Luo ChengYun remained in the hall. Yuan Xi finally caught up with Luo XiaoLou. The moment he grabbed his arm, the last bio-beast pounced. He could only push Luo XiaoLou to the side, as he tried to block the bio-beast.
Luo XiaoLou ignored Yuan Xi’s furious yell for him to stay, and continued towards the entrance of the sixth floor.
Feng JiaLing and Luo ChengYun were just about to stop Luo XiaoLou, when there was another dull sound on either side of the hall, and two large golden figures appeared.
The red-haired young man took a sideways glance at the battle and his face changed again. “It’s, it’s…mutated bio-beasts.” The bio-beasts had been extremely difficult to deal with. With mutated bio-beasts in what way could they resist? Even the prince couldn’t. Could it be? Would they really have to die today on the fifth floor?
When the mutated bio-beasts appeared, Feng JiaLing and Luo ChengYun’s faces finally changed. Luo ChengYun gave Feng JiaLing a sideways glance, and walked towards the golden bio-beast that was closest to Luo XiaoLou. If there was someone who could really resist these two mutant bio-beasts, it would be him and Feng JiaLing. If they didn’t kill the mutant bio-beasts, he was afraid their people really wouldn’t leave here.
As he passed by Luo XiaoLou, Luo ChengYun paused slightly, and a bit of blood from his fingertips flew towards Luo XiaoLou’s brow. After he was stained with that bit of blood, Luo XiaoLou’s head hurt, and he instantly came to his senses. He looked blankly at Luo ChengYun who was standing in front of him as he emitted an amazing aura, and involuntarily took a step backwards.
Luo ChengYun looked at him indifferently, and extended a hand in his direction.
Luo XiaoLou, under that huge pressure, almost couldn’t move. That cold hand touched his forehead, and finally crossed Luo XiaoLou’s ear. No matter how he looked at it, it was an extremely gentle action, almost as if he was tidying up the hanging hair. At that moment, Luo ChengYun’s cold voice came to Luo XiaoLou’s ears, “If you dare to turn into that kind of thing, and make my experiment fail, I will definitely kill you with my own hands.”
Luo XiaoLou panicked and pulled back. Meanwhile, Luo ChengYun had already stopped the golden bio-beast.
Feng JiaLing stared expressionlessly at the golden bio-beast that was coming towards him. He glanced at Yuan Xi and the people from the An Empire who followed him in, then turned and walked away from the crowd. He subconsciously went to touch the ring Yuan Lie had put around his neck and whispered, “Yuan Lie. If I leave you, don’t blame me.”
The golden bio-beast stared at Feng JiaLing. Its eyes flashed with urgency and greed. Its tongue licked the saliva that dripped uncontrollably.
Feng JiaLing gazed coldly at the golden bio-beast, and didn’t retreat any further. Just as he was about to summon his mecha, the ring he was touching suddenly emitted a dazzling white light. The white light slowly spread until it wrapped around Feng JiaLing’s entire body.
Feng JiaLing’s eyes showed a rare shock. Yuan Lie had actually placed the key to unlock his seal in the ring! No wonder, he had never found it. No wonder Yuan Lie’s ring never left his body.
In the white light, the corners of Feng JiaLing’s mouth curled up, and revealed a smile that made people lose their minds. Yuan Lie really couldn’t bear to put him in danger. The key was delivered to him with his own hands. He had already lost.
The golden bio-beast stared at the white light in front of him, and the extremely tempting prey that gradually emitted an amazing aura. The delicious energy around that body became stronger and stronger. Finally, it actually alarmed the creature.
The golden bio-beast howled, and scrabbled urgently towards Feng JiaLing.
Luo XiaoLou looked incredulously around the hall. There were people fighting bio-beasts everywhere, accompanied by those terrifying roars. People were constantly being injured.
He saw Yuan Xi, who had no intention of dodging in the face of the bio-beast’s attack, and his heart ached violently. He knew the reason that Yuan Xi intended to end the fight quickly.
He soon discovered another terrible thing, Luo ChengYun’s blood had made him temporarily sane, but he still couldn’t seem to control his body. Now he couldn’t even manage to control his hands or feet. He was slowly turning around, and heading towards the sixth floor!
Luo XiaoLou had thought many times about how to remove the Protura, no matter what the cost, but apparently, he had underestimated what was inside his body. Luo XiaoLou looked back at Yuan Xi with great fondness and focused all his remaining Yuan Power outside of his body towards the Protura in his chest, as he fumbled to make changes to the one-sided contract on his chest.
This was the only thing Yuan Xi had left him. Since Yuan Xi’s contract had been removed, he had been using various excuses to delay replacing it. He had intended to wait for the Protura in his body to be removed before he let Yuan Xi re-enter the contract.
When Luo XiaoLou reached the door of the sixth floor, a man covered in blood blocked his way.
Luo XiaoLou looked up and saw Yuan Xi’s bright and brilliant smile, which was so charming even under the bloodstains.
Yuan Xi hugged him. “Didn’t I say, for you to wait for me?” The warm embrace was reassuring as always.
Luo XiaoLou was desperately embraced in Yuan Xi’s arms. He leaned on his shoulder, but he could feel as his hand reached towards Yuan Xi’s chest, with the sharp nails out.
Then, the sharp nails fiercely clawed downward.
Luo XiaoLou’s expression changed. He barely his sounds as he swallowed the blood in his mouth. He leaned on Yuan Xi for a long time as he came back from the pain, then managed a bare smile. “Yuan Xi, look. Inside the sixth floor is the star map. You go and help Mother, then bring him over. Okay?”
Yuan Xi found Luo XiaoLou was getting softer and softer. He liked the feeling when Luo XiaoLou relied on him. As he heard Luo XiaoLou’s words, Yuan Xi took a sideways glance at the chaotic fifth floor hall, and said hesitantly, “But, you’re here alone. Are you sure there’s no problem?”
“Of course. You see, there’s nothing on the sixth floor except a star map. I’m safe. Or rather, this is probably that’s safest floor in the whole underground palace. We need to leave quickly and think about the people who are waiting for us outside.” Luo XiaoLou smiled as he said that. At the same time, without subtle movements, he turned off 125’s power and put the blue necklace gently into Yuan Xi’s pocket.
Yuan Xi was pushed back by Luo XiaoLou, who stood at the door of the sixth floor, with a smile on his face the whole time. Only a long time after he had left, did Yuan Xi stop watching and turn around to help the others.
A voice inside Luo XiaoLou’s body grunted coldly, “You actually thought of using such a method against me. But even if I am injured, I will still finish repairing my body within ten minutes. There is no point in your resistance.”
A smear of blood flowed out of Luo XiaoLou’s mouth. He hadn’t found a way to kill the Protura, he just used the contract to transfer the damage from Yuan Xi to him. Who told the Protura to choose Yuan Xi’s heart? Luo XiaoLou’s heart was where the Protura existed.
The Protura’s voice suddenly stopped being cold, and became incomparably seductive. “Choose to assimilate with me. You will live forever in this universe. Your bloodline is different from theirs. I believe that this time I finally cannot be extinguished. You will have the highest power, be the most powerful…Even if you want that man, I can give him to you; his flesh. The body is perfect, and of course, the love is really wonderful.”
Luo XiaoLou stopped paying attention to the voice inside, and turned towards the sixth floor.
The sixth floor was the same as the first floor, still with star charts. But a closer look would show that this star chart was completely different from the ones on the first floor. If the technical researchers were here, they would have discovered the amazing fact that this star chart had never appeared before. Maybe it was a more distant region, maybe another universe…
Just then, the star map was clearer than ever. The spinning planets seemed to be solid. But on the incomparably real, three-dimensional star map, there were two places that looked slightly strange. One place was a pure white mass. If someone wasn’t paying attention, they might think it was a huge galaxy with many planets, but in fact, there were no planets, only a white gas that was constantly gushing, as if it were a living thing.
The other spot was on the other side of the chart from the white mass. In contrast to the white area, this was a black area, pure black like the deepest darkness. Even light couldn’t enter.
Luo XiaoLou went towards the white. As Luo XiaoLou walked toward the white mass, the voice inside him suddenly became restless, and it shouted frantically, “Stop! Stop! Do you want to die? You can’t go to that place! Wait! I can go into someone else’s body! We can talk about other conditions–“
Luo XiaoLou turned a deaf ear, as he reached the white mass. As he walked close to it, he suddenly heard a voice. “Luo XiaoLou. What are you doing?”
The voice was both confused and cautious. Luo XiaoLou turned and saw Yuan Xi, whose expression was full of uneasiness.
Luo XiaoLou turned around, and said to Yuan Xi, “Stop there, honey. Don’t come over. If you come any further, I will immediately enter.”
Yuan Xi blushed. In some ways he had an almost beastly instinct. Just now he just wanted to rip Luo XiaoLou away from that white area. Preferably to be confined in his arms! But he was quickly pulled back by Feng JiaLing.
“The first thing that I want to do is to know the truth. The first time I left was because I wanted to live. I am a person without a sense of responsibility. I even once wondered if things came to an uncontrollable point, would you be willing to leave with me and take our child with us–“
“I’m willing! As long as you come away from there, I’m willing! I’ll take you away until we find a solution, we’ll find a way!” Yuan Xi shuddered and roared. His eyes glowed red with anger.
Luo XiaoLou gave him a gentle smile, “Yuan Xi. I know that, although it doesn’t look like it on the outside, inside you’re a decent and lovely person. I’ve never seen a more perfect person than you. That’s why I didn’t dare to ask you. Still, your answer gives me relief. Now, however, I can no longer leave here. I sensed it after we entered the fifth floor. The Protura has begun to resurrect, and it can now even control me to strike at you. What’s even scarier is that it is already activating the mutated octopus people on the second floor and the Protura still sealed in the specimens on the fifth floor. Inside those specimens are sealed Protura. Those bio-beasts are just guards. Those Protura will come to life, and they will turn everyone there into the same monsters you will soon see, and cause yet another bizarre extinction event in the universe.”
“Yuan Xi, I am selfish. I want to get out of here alive more than any of you do. But my selfishness can’t be based on the sacrifice of my family. Brother Yuan Che, ShaoTian, His Majesty Yuan Lie, Luo…my father, Arthur and many others who are still fighting and waiting for us. I can’t let our home become a ruin of destruction. I must kill it. I can’t bring it back to life. I must do what I can for you.”
As Luo XiaoLou spoke, outside on the second level of the underground palace, the octopus people, who had been about to be wiped out, inexplicably had begun to increase and tyrannize the group an hour ago. What was even more frightening, they lost contact with their respective top leaders. The mutant octopus people were getting more and more numerous, and all the civilizations together could no longer hold them back.
But that was the most important thing to do. Arthur was bathed in blood, but he still stood at the forefront of the An Empire. He swung his blade again, as he thought of that calm and beautiful person…and was secretly thankful that he was the one who came in for Mu Chen.
However, just when he felt that they couldn’t hold on any longer, in the blink of an eye, the mutant octopus people suddenly stopped attacking them.
Two huge exits suddenly appeared on both sides of the second floor hall. The squad of mutant octopus people who were driving their mecha completely ignored their attacks, and hurriedly left through the exits.
“Hey, where are they going this time?”
“No matter…already really can’t support…”
One by one, the people in the second floor hall lay down on the floor. As for those damn mutant octopus people, who knew where they went…
In the main control room, an officer’s face was pale as he reported to Duke Moga, “Duke, the octopus people have suddenly stopped obeying to our commands completely. They…they all left!”
“What the hell are you guys doing?! Where did they all go?” Duke Moga, who believed he had already won, suddenly grimaced. He didn’t want to hear about any surprises.
“They…they seem to have gone towards Telles…”
Duke Moga’s face changed. He ignored his cousin and Yue Shang, and quickly rushed to the console.
Where no one could hear, the Protura inside Luo XiaoLou let out a violent scream. He hadn’t expected that in those ten minutes of lost control, Luo XiaoLou would, in turn, use the Protura’s King Gene to control the mutant octopus people. He even destroyed the Protura that were being revived! How dare he do such a thing! If he didn’t resist, the Protura would probably never be able to appear in the universe again…
Luo XiaoLou took one last look at Yuan Xi, and walked backwards. “Yuan Xi, I haven’t been here long, but I’m so happy to have met you and married you. No matter what happens, you’ve always been there for me, even if it’s at the last moment of my life.”
“Yuan Xi, I love you.”
As Luo XiaoLou finished the last sentence, he fell into the white mass. The dense white substances pulled Luo XiaoLou into it like a living thing.
“–No!” Yuan Xi’s eyes were filled with panic and pain, as he watched incredulously. Indescribable agony instantly dominated him. He couldn’t believe it. As he tried to rush over, he was struck on the back of his neck by Feng JiaLing.
It took a while for Yuan Xi to come to his senses. He didn’t scream again, but his silence didn’t lessen the painful atmosphere around him. Even just to look at him, a person could feel his helplessness and despair.
Feng JiaLing put a hand on his shoulder, looked in that direction and said in a quiet voice, “Yuan Xi, what do you want? You know that thing can devour anything, right? If you go there, you can only die with him. Don’t you care about your sons? Do you want them to lose their two closest relatives at the same time?”
Yuan Xi stared blankly at the white mass for a while before he stumbled to his feet. Just as Feng JiaLing moved to stop him once more, Yuan Xi suddenly said, “Mother, I won’t do anything.”
“Where is Luo XiaoLou?” Luo ChengYun’s voice came coldly from the door.
Feng JiaLing looked back at him. Although he had been dealing with a mutated bio-beast, he still defeated it before everyone else. Feng JiaLing looked at the white mass. He said in a dry voice, “There he is.”
Luo ChengYun’s expression changed. He walked to Yuan Xi’s side, and together they looked at the dense white mass. Finally, Luo ChengYun coldly looked back at Feng JiaLing, “When you go out, you can solve that door, right?”
Feng JiaLing froze briefly, then said, “Yes.”
Luo ChengYun nodded. He calmly looked at the white mass, went past Yuan Xi, took two steps forward, and slowly extended his hand.
Yuan Xi turned his head to look fiercely at Luo ChengYun. He couldn’t even get close to the white mass. Even from where he was, he could feel the blood in his body struggle to flow, but Luo ChengYun actually put his hand in. He could save Luo XiaoLou!
Yuan Xi’s spirit lifted anew, and he felt his heart start to beat once again.
Luo ChengYun’s hand reached into the white, then he entered the white. The uniform around that area of his body melted away at a speed visible to the naked eye. It felt as if a century had passed, when Luo Chengyun’s hand began to retract.
Finally, a person who seemed to be frozen in ice was brought out.
Feng JiaLing immediately went forward to hold Luo XiaoLou. Then he took a transparent object out with his hand, and gently pressed it. A transparent coffin appeared in front of them.
Feng JiaLing put Luo XiaoLou into the coffin, and looked at Luo ChengYun. “Isn’t he your experiment? How could you spare your life force to bring him back? Moreover, isn’t it still the case that you can only retrieve his corpse?”
Luo ChengYun’s face had an extremely tired look. He sat down on the ground, and didn’t answer Feng JiaLing’s words. He just looked at Luo XiaoLou in the coffin, and stroked his fingers gently. Expressionlessly, he said, “Li Qing, my experiment is over. Your son is indeed the most perfect. Whether it is bloodline, or other aspects. He’s always been fine, you can rest assured.”
At this time, several extremely wretched people came in the doorway of the sixth floor. They had finally finished off those bio-beasts.
Luo ShaoTian’s eyes shrank the moment he saw the coffin. He quickly walked over. His face was full of pain as he slowly bent down, his eyes fixed on the man who seemed to have become an ice sculpture.
As they left the sixth floor, Feng JiaLing’s eyes involuntarily glanced at the black mass. That area was an interstellar transmission point. No one knew how familiar this star map, which was unknown to everyone else there, seemed to him. That interstellar transmission point held the way to his hometown.
Yuan Xi walked at one end of the coffin. When he passed Feng JiaLing, he whispered, “Mother. Are you leaving Father too?”
Feng JiaLing froze, and finally followed Yuan Xi out of the sixth floor.
When the door that required enormous energy was opened by Feng JiaLing, the people of Attius stared in disbelief. Even the people of the An Empire were dumbfounded. His Majesty, the Queen, was just too powerful…
The underground palace quickly went into a self-destruct procedure, and everyone evacuated.
Except for the advanced civilizations’ science and technology secretly obtained by Attius and the An Empire, almost all the other civilizations were full of people who were facing countless attacks from the advanced mutant octopus people.
The Empire and Federation could finally take a breather. The attacking octopus people were no longer increasing, were no longer getting stronger as they got stronger. The war was still going on, but hope wasn’t far away.
In the royal palace, as he sat alone, Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou in the transparent coffin. Finally, he said coldly, “You will never hear me say, I love you. I won’t say it.”
Three years later, the war had become history. The Telles Empire was in ruins. Attius became a third level civilization, and the Exotic Beasts, although not as good as Attius, also became a third level civilization.
After the tragic war, the An Empire didn’t sink. Instead it quickly entered the ranks of the second level civilizations.
Telles gave up Duke Moga for the sake of the greater good of the Empire, and the Green King became the new Emperor of Telles instead. The ambitious Telles barely retained its status as a second level civilization.
The Federation had become a vassal of Telles, and was far less developed than other first level civilizations. But after Duke Moga stepped down, Yue Shang started to find ways to develop and grow the Federation.
At the King’s Palace on Imperial Capital.
Three-year-old Yuan Yu hurriedly ran to his father’s room. At this hour, his father must be in his bedroom. He was guarding his mother, although he always said that he didn’t love him at all.
In another lounge, Yuan Lie looked fondly at his lover in his arms. It was so good that he had not gone. Until now, he had been afraid that after that time he had lost him, and he would go to a place where he could never find again.
After kissing his lover, Yuan Lie asked, “Why didn’t you tell Yuan Xi that that coffin of yours has a special repair function?”
Feng JiaLing glanced at Yuan Lie. “If Luo XiaoLou didn’t come back to life after I told him, do you think Yuan Xi would still be able to continue to hold on? He’s turning into an ice cube with a heart of death.”
The bedroom door was pushed open a crack. Yuan Yu, with 125 on his back, poked his small head in, and he saw his father sitting next to the coffin.
After a moment, Yuan Yu suddenly started. He…was blurry-eyed. He seemed to see…His mother’s fingers moved.
The author has something to say.
The last chapter, finally finished. Of course, if you feel that it is not perfect, you can also take the following chapter as the last chapter. Take it, it is all sweet…
Finally finished writing the feeling, intricate, more is not to let go of…let go of Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou, let go of the feeling of writing this article, let go of everyone’s company, these two years, really thank you.