Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo enjoys Luo ShaoTian having an entire life crisis all because of Luo XiaoLou xD
When Yuan Xi came out with Luo XiaoLou in his arms, there were only a few students outside. Yates and Tian Li, who had learned of the incident, did not get on the ship despite the advice of their teacher. They stayed below and watched from afar. It was only when Yuan Xi came out with Luo XiaoLou that they looked relieved.
Luo ShaoTian was leaning against a rock wall nearby with his arms crossed, gazing at Luo XiaoLou in Yuan Xi’s arms with complicated coldness.
During the team leaders’ meeting, he was the first to leave. Yuan Xi and the others, who were summoned by the teacher, only arrived later.
Luo ShaoTian heard about the exotic beast chase order from the military and saw Luo XiaoLou standing there, helpless. At that moment, Luo ShaoTian’s heart was filled with an inexplicable anger. How could someone be so stupid and not know to return to the group at such a dangerous moment?
Luo ShaoTian immediately in his tracks. However, Luo XiaoLou had already turned around and rabbit-dived into the cave, before Luo ShaoTian could stop himself from yelling at the panicked figure.
Luo ShaoTian’s brow furrowed. He was about to rush over to the cave but the officer was already shouting from behind, “Student, please return to your unit immediately. There’s an exotic beast hiding in the cave behind you. This area is classified as high risk. It will be sealed off immediately.”
Luo ShaoTian froze. He stared coldly at the cave entrance for a moment. He didn’t say anything to the military personnel and instead quickly turned to find Yuan Xi.
When he arrived near the ship, he saw Yuan Xi gloomily walking out. The direction he was heading to… Luo ShaoTian was stunned. Yuan Xi already knew?
Luo ShaoTian followed Yuan Xi towards the cave. Because he was also followed by Yates and Tian Li and others, his presence was unobtrusive. It was clear that Yuan Xi had nothing else on his mind.
He didn’t know how he got his information, but he did know.
Yuan Xi told the military that his man was in the cave. When they found out that the cave was gassed with K-Gas, Yuan Xi was furious and Luo ShaoTian’s face turned pale. He didn’t know that the military would do such a thing.
But Luo ShaoTian was shocked by his own anger. Why would he be angry at the army for going after an exotic beast? And why the anger over a bastard child he used to completely ignore…
A lifesaver that was deliberately ignored by both parties. What was there to be concerned about?
From the conversation between Yuan Xi and the military, Luo ShaoTian found that the military had been hunting this particular exotic beast for a long time.
It was only a few days after they arrived that the military received a tip-off that there was an exotic beast among the students. They could only be sure it was someone from Group 7, but weren’t sure who it was. Then they ordered the informant to secretly put aragonite in Group 7’s drinking water. It was a common ore that was harmless to humans, but it was a mineral that paralyzed the nerves of exotic beasts when taken for long periods of time. It was the only mineral the informant could find that was effective against the exotic beast.
It seemed that the exotic beast went into the cave in the first place. So what about Luo XiaoLou? The look on his face and his movements… What was the reason for him being scared out of his wits?
When everyone said that Luo XiaoLou was kidnapped by an exotic beast, Luo ShaoTian looked towards the cave where Luo XiaoLou ran, but didn’t argue. He then turned around and left.
Yuan Xi didn’t leave Luo XiaoLou alone again. He looked angrily at his weakened slave. What’s going on?! That’s twice that this idiot has been clawed by an exotic beast. Even if he survived both times, he was just too much trouble!
Yeah. And all you do is think about leaving. Wanting to be free… I’m afraid Luo XiaoLou, you will be bullied all day long by all kinds of people and animals. Now… you must have realized how generous your master is to you. How important I am to you.
Shit… It makes my heart ache to think about it. Even mother… Mother wouldn’t threaten father with going back to mother’s family home!
But when he saw Luo XiaoLou’s weak and trembling face… He couldn’t get angry. That was not a good sign.
But… The little slave would probably stay by his side this time. Yuan Xi’s ears fluttered at the possibility, and a look of utter satisfaction crept in. This expression lasted until Luo XiaoLou opened his eyes again.
“What the hell is wrong with you? Although I don’t mind taking the time to save you and help you clean up a mess — I’ve said it multiple times, I’m responsible for your safety… but… You’re a bit of a troublemaker, aren’t you?” Yuan Xi chided with a taut face.
Of course Yuan Xi didn’t mind saving him but he wouldn’t mind it even more if his slave felt guilty. And in turn, Luo XiaoLou would appreciate him even more and feel like he couldn’t live without Yuan Xi. It was a wonderful feeling.
Of course… The thing that pissed Yuan Xi off the most was that Luo XiaoLou couldn’t stop making himself miserable every time. When Yuan Xi saw Luo XiaoLou lying motionless on the floor… he was so shocked that his heart stopped beating for a few seconds. With such strange emotions of his own, Yuan Xi rightfully decided to get back at Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou licked his dry lips. Whispering quietly, he said, “Before that… Can I have some water first?” He needed to organize his words first.
Yuan Xi, who was not used to taking care of patients, stared at Luo XiaoLou for two seconds, bewildered. Then he poured a cup of hot water from the edge of the table and handed it to Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou took the water and thanked Yuan Xi, then quickly said, “At that time, I was just so scared. You know… I’ve been haunted by that thing before… So when I heard the word ‘exotic beast’, I panicked. I just wanted to get to a safer place. And when I’m with you… You’re always the one who keeps me safe, but you weren’t around, so I hid in a safe cave instead.” Luo XiaoLou was not at all embarrassed to talk about their division of labor.
“So… I went into the cave in a dizzy state. When I entered, I knew immediately that I was wrong. But when I tried to get out… It was too late. The monster had found me.” Luo XiaoLou tried to keep his story short. “Then he knocked me out. He probably wanted to take me as a hostage… But according to you… the exotic beast found a way to escape… and he didn’t need me. So he didn’t use me.”
He was trembling with fear. But considering the circumstances… Luo XiaoLou grabbed Yuan Xi’s hand with all his might, “I shouldn’t have been so far away from you. You’re right,” he said seriously. “It’s safest to stay close to you.” Luo XiaoLou wondered if he should use 125’s aria as he watched Yuan Xi’s expressionless face.
It was then that Yuan Xi smiled.
Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi dumbfoundedly. He has rarely seen anything other than a bad smile from Yuan Xi.
It’s clean. Clean. Beautiful. With incredible charm. Even the beautiful Cyril was weak in comparison.
Yuan Xi raised his chin proudly. Looking at the slave who finally got the hang of it, he huffed and said, “I’m glad you finally realized.”
It turns out the last sentence was the point…
Luo XiaoLou’s lips twitched. When Yuan Xi stopped pursuing the matter, he quickly changed the subject. “So… how’s the exotic beast?”
As he asked, Yuan Xi’s face fell again. “It’s escaped. It even left the planet but the army’s in pursuit.”
Luo XiaoLou was relieved. Then he asked, “So, after what happened… Are we going to stay and train?”
Yuan Xi took one look at Luo XiaoLou and finally said, “Let’s stay. Maybe we’ll go back after a while.” He would not allow the military or anyone else to get any ideas about Luo XiaoLou. And the asteroid was now a safe place.
“Mn.” Luo XiaoLou didn’t really feel anything, though. He’d decided lately to cooperate with the uncomfortable but perceptive cat Yuan Xi. He couldn’t think of pursuing his flaw.
“I’ll talk to the teacher. Will you be okay if you stay here by yourself?” Yuan Xi stared at Luo XiaoLou, considering whether to carry him over.
“No. I can do it! It’s safe here. We’re on the ship.” Luo XiaoLou said at once. He was carried back by Yuan Xi and it was humiliating enough…
“Alright. Don’t give me any more trouble. If you do, I’ll punish you for it.” Yuan Xi said, turned and left.
“Hey.” Luo XiaoLou grabbed the jade stone from inside his collar. He tapped his hand against the dull surface and whispered, “Are you okay?”
“…Of course. And I’ve heard it all. Yuan Xi is going to punish you — from what I’ve seen, probably in bed.” 125 was weak, but that didn’t stop it from saying what it needed to.
After looking at Luo XiaoLou’s ugly face, 125 braced itself. It reassured him, “There’s nothing to be afraid of. Usually this is the easiest way to make a man go soft…”
“I was going to ask about Cyril,” Luo XiaoLou cut 125 off coldly. If only 125 hadn’t been so helpful, he would have taught it a lesson right now.
“Oh… It’s a Raimyu and it’s normal for it to escape. Raimyu are one of the most stealthy creatures and they don’t usually turn into humans. But the ones that do must have gained some kind of exotic beast power. Otherwise, when he first approached you, I would have noticed it.”
“Can’t turn into a human? Are most of them ten meters tall?” Luo XiaoLou was happy. Thankfully, he chose to stay.
“Of course. The Raimyu are very violent. So I have no problem with you not going. Compared to a noble exotic beast, you’re just too soft. And… and this Cyril is going to be strong.” 125 said.
And… This was confirmed when Cyril once again stood in front of Luo XiaoLou.
Yuan Xi returned soon afterwards, adamant about staying. In the end, the teacher had no choice but to leave him enough water and food, and all the emergency supplies. Since the ship would be returning to Planet Anse soon, Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi took their things with them and got off the ship.
To Luo XiaoLou’s surprise, after Yates heard that they were staying for training, he even asked the teacher to stay behind. The guy’s passion for mecha was unmatched.
Yates’s female mecha maker wanted to stay too. But Yates didn’t have any of Yuan Xi’s little plans so he just waved his hand and told her to go back first. The girl bit her lip… and started to cry. But in all fairness, Yates did have her best interests at heart. She didn’t really want to stay in this hellhole herself. She was just upset that Yates won’t let her come along.
Training? It was also possible to train in Planet Anse.
The mecha warriors understood a little of what the two men were thinking. But they also admired their endurance and courage. The mecha warriors knew this from personal experience. It was only when they were fighting in a life or death situation against the mutated bugs or beasts that they improved the most.
As the ship took off, Luo ShaoTian looked down at the distant planet. He was silent.
A girl looking out the window next to him said to Ze Ya, “He follows him everywhere, just like a dog. I guess it’s because he’s a good stalker. That’s how he can hook up with Yuan Xi.”
Luo ShaoTian gave her a cold look.
Ling Xu, who was next to Ze Ya, looked at the departing Luo ShaoTian with a puzzled frown.
The students usually agreed with them, but the ones who had been in Yuan Xi’s group immediately turned their heads. Anyone who was in that very group knew their great team leader’s mecha maker was not as useless as they thought.
Yates took advantage of Yuan Xi’s lack of attention, came up to Luo XiaoLou and asked, “Xiaolou. Your energy boxes… I’m almost done with one of them. The other one is still unopened. I was going to give it back to you when I got back, but now that we’re going to be training here, you see…”
Luo XiaoLou had almost forgotten that he had given Yates the energy box. He took one look at Yates and, with a smile, told him, “Take it. But be careful. I don’t have any more in stock.”
Upon his return, Luo XiaoLou had given the rest of the energy boxes to 125 since he didn’t feel good seeing how weak it had become.
“You’re a good brother,” Yates said gleefully. A level 4 energy box would last a long time, even if he saved it.
At that moment, Yuan Xi returned, “I’ve found the right place. It’s about half an hour from here.” And then he turned to Yates.
Yates said, “Team leader, I’ll go with you.”
Yuan Xi didn’t say anything. He just tossed Yates a couple of Level 3 energy boxes on his way out. To Yates’s surprise and delight, Yuan Xi took Luo XiaoLong with him.
Before Yuan Xi carried Luo XiaoLou into the mecha, he said, “Since you’re staying, train hard.” When they fought together, except for him, Yates was the second person to take on a Level 2 mutant. Since then, Yuan Xi had grown to like Yates a little bit more.
Yates didn’t know what to do. He was overwhelmed. His own team leader was so perfect. He had found a mecha maker like Luo XiaoLou who would go behind his back and give out Level 4 energy boxes. But since Yates was the one who got the Level 4 box, he couldn’t say that to the team leader.
It was a half-hour flight in a mecha. There was no limit on the number of people who could fly a mecha, but Yuan Xi was so fast that Yates could barely keep up with him.
Halfway there, Luo XiaoLou fell asleep in a daze. He had been sleepy ever since he used his Source of Consciousness power.
When he opened his eyes again, they had reached their destination. In front of them was a huge cave, at least fifteen meters high. Luo XiaoLou gulped. This was the breeding ground for mutant bugs.
Yates was very pleased with the place that Yuan Xi had chosen. That afternoon, after Luo XiaoLou cooked lunch, the two drove their mecha in.
Yuan Xi wanted to take Luo XiaoLou with him but Luo XiaoLou declined. He was not well physically or mentally. He couldn’t move with a broken foot so he’d rather wait for them in the back.
Despite seeing a doctor, Luo XiaoLou’s foot would still take a few days to heal. Before he left, Luo XiaoLou was very touched when Mu Chen gave him a simple crutch made of light metal. Not only did he have a good mind, but he was also very attentive that Luo XiaoLou was left so impressed.
Luo XiaoLou thought long and hard about why the cold-hearted Mu Chen would help him and decided to attribute it to the fact that he had once given Mu Chen a piece of roast meat.
The cave was big and the space for the mecha to move was too small. To top it off, the beasts were very familiar with their own lair. So the battle with the bug beasts now posed a new challenge for the two of them in terms of hand speed, adaptability and combat skills.
The challenge for Yuan Xi and Yates was more exciting than troublesome. This huge cave was inhabited by countless mutated bugs. Sometimes one or two would come at a time, and there were also times when four or five of them would come together. Every step they took forward was difficult and the ground they were walking on was almost completely covered with corpses.
Luo XiaoLou followed behind them, walking with the support of his crutches, since Yuan Xi was resigned to the fact that if Luo XiaoLou was not in his mecha, he must be in his sight. That night, Yuan Xi and Yates killed twenty meters into the cave., and killed nineteen Level 2 mutants.
They didn’t have a choice of place to rest. They cleaned up the carcasses of the bug beasts and spent the night in the cave.
Yates and Yuan Xi took turns keeping watch, while Luo XiaoLou was already sleeping soundly in his sleeping bag.
In the darkness of the cave, only the faint light of an emergency lamp illuminated the space around them. Yates was drowsy, having spent the last half of the night on guard against the wall. In front of him there was layer after layer of protection. If the beasts came, even if the layers of protection couldn’t stop them, it would still alert them.
“They stayed here,” a voice said sullenly.
“Today… The prophecy has finally come out. The man… will change our future. If we can’t kill him… We must find a way to keep him.” Another strange voice said. The image of Yuan Xi sleeping with Luo XiaoLou in his arms appeared on the mirror in front of them.
“…We have to…”
Luo XiaoLou had a splitting headache. He stared blankly at the shadow formed through the emergency lights. On the wall was the same creature with a human head and a bird’s body again.
Luo XiaoLou stared at the shadow. And then…
“Hey. Wake up!” Yuan Xi slapped Luo XiaoLou’s face.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes opened. Breathing heavily, he looked at the wall. There was nothing there. Instead, he was sweating profusely as he lay cuddled in Yuan Xi’s arms.
“You had a nightmare,” Yuan Xi whispered in his ear.
Luo XiaoLou closed his eye and let the shadow disappear from his mind. He didn’t know why he kept having these dreams. But… “Can you explain why I’m naked?”
Yuan Xi rightfully said, “I’ve recently discovered that I’m used to sleeping naked. And since you’re going to stay by my side, don’t tell me you’ve forgotten what you said during the day.”
That’s not the same thing at all!
Luo XiaoLou stared at Yuan Xi like he had swallowed a 125.
And then, he felt Yuan Xi’s unusually spirited little brother against his thigh.
The author has something to say:
I was surprised to find another long review. All you have to do is say a few words about Judas and I’m touched. I’ve always been motivated to read the comments.
Judas found some of the messages too cynical — such as how many feet or something after Luo XiaoLou’s beast form or if Yuan Xi is into bestiality =-=