Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The two men came out. Yates was in a cold sweat when they pulled him out of Knight. He looked like shit and was still barely conscious. Seeing that Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi were okay, he gave them a stupid smile and completely fainted.
Yuan Xi laid Yates down and examined him fully. Finally he said, “His ribs are broken. The first-aid medicine you gave him earlier will help to some extent but it’s not enough.”
Yuan Xi took out the first-aid device and activated it. He scanned Yates’s abdomen for two minutes and as he did, Yate’s face improved.
“Let’s get him out of the cave. We’ll wait until he’s ready to drive the mecha before we leave the asteroid.” Yuan Xi frowned. At this rate they wouldn’t be able to leave until evening at the earliest.
Luo XiaoLou walked over and collected Knight with a familiar gesture. As Yuan Xi picked up Yates, he watched Luo XiaoLou’s practiced movements with eyebrows raised, and a look of confusion and thoughtfulness.
Luo XiaoLou was unaccountably guilty. But in the next second, he found himself subconsciously helping Yuan Xi with his untidy clothes. It was a habit he had picked up at home. Luo XiaoLou would tidy up the house and couldn’t see past the mess, so he would help his cohabitant to clean up after him.
Usually his cohabitant was impatient, but he would sit there with his eyes open, waiting for Luo XiaoLou to do it for him anyway. He looked like he couldn’t do anything without Luo XiaoLou’s help.
Yuan Xi turned his head to the side. Apparently, he was no longer interested in pursuing the matter.
Luo XiaoLou breathed a sigh of relief. He walked self-consciously on Yuan Xi’s other side. In addition to the automatic, spontaneous centering of the Proud Cat, it was important to be aware of the cat’s territorial awareness, and also aware that cats can be very territorial and possessive. If Yuan Xi knew that he was hiding something from him, like making mecha for other mecha warriors, he would probably have a tantrum for days…
Even so, Luo XiaoLou felt a smile on his face. His body and mind began to relax. They had just had a life or death crisis, and they had won. The way Yuan Xi was acting made him feel like he didn’t have to worry about any danger when he was around him.
Not long after the walk, they arrived at the place where Luo XiaoLou had been gathering materials.
Luo XiaoLou gulped at the sight of the dozen bags and the large number of storage boxes on the floor. He whispered, “It’s… It’s… That’s a bit much. If it’s too much to carry… I’ll give up some of it.” Even if he didn’t see 125’s eyes, he could guess from the tone of his voice — looking relentlessly at the materials he’d managed to gather.
Yuan Xi took one look at Luo XiaoLou and didn’t say a word. Luo XiaoLou was beginning to wonder if Yuan Xi had reached a point where he couldn’t fit anything more in his space button.
As Yuan Xi helped Yates to the entrance, 125 moved in Luo XiaoLou’s arms. In a very small voice, it said, “Be careful. There’s someone out there.”
Someone’s out there? It’s weird that someone’s here — but why did 125 use the word ‘careful’, Luo XiaoLou froze. Shit… The army’s not waiting outside to get him again, is it? He immediately turned to Yuan Xi.
In fact, Yuan Xi didn’t need Luo XiaoLou to tell him… he had already stopped. It was a cloudless morning and was now past two in the afternoon, but it was foggy outside.
Luo XiaoLou heard the sound of wings flapping and saw a shadow passing by in a hurry through the fog. When he saw it clearly, Luo XiaoLou shuddered. It was the shadow of the monster from his dream, the humanoid bird-like creature!
Luo XiaoLou unconsciously shrank away from Yuan Xi. He had no Spiritual Power left and was almost completely defenseless. As if the heavens hadn’t tested them enough, trouble was thrown at them endlessly.
Yuan Xi looked over his shoulder at Luo XiaoLou, who was trembling slightly but still staring around warily. He put Yates down and said, “Open the shield. No matter what happens, don’t leave the cave.”
Then Yuan Xi called out Cloudy Sky and immediately left after quickly replacing the mecha’s energy box. Cloudy Sky still had some scars but this made it look more like a battlefield hero.
The fog was moving in all directions and seemed to have a consciousness of its own as it surrounded them.
And that’s when there was a scream that sounded from the fog.
A woman’s scream, too. Helpless and desperate.
Finally, the fog receded to a more marginal point and a large clearing was revealed. They saw an astonishing sight of a group of oddly costumed men confronting a giant mutant beast. Or being slaughtered by it, to be more precise.
It was not quite as monstrous as the one they encountered at the bottom of the cave, but it was also huge and should have reached Level 6.
The people who were being chased by the beast were not bad, but they were clearly no match for a Level 6 mutant. What was surprising was that they didn’t have a mecha. They used and relied solely on ancient weapons.
Not long after, a man screamed and was thrown to the ground by the mutant bug beast. The beast had a bloody arm hanging from its paw. It was a sight to behold. The group retreated in panic as they fought off the beast. There were women, children and old people among them. Some saw the tall mecha at the entrance of the cave and, after a bit of hesitation, cried out for help as they ran towards the cave.
Yuan Xi took a step forward then blocked the entrance before warning, “Stop moving. Take one more step and I will open fire. Who are you people?”
The man at the front who had come running, froze. After a few seconds, a girl in white came forward, crying as she fell to the ground, “We are the original inhabitants of this planet. We didn’t want to meet you. But today we were chased here by the bug beast. We were forced to reveal our identity. Please save us.”
The white mecha flashed but it didn’t budge. Then, an old man came out of the crowd. “This hero,” he said, “beasts are greedy and evil. It will kill us all. It will not spare you and your companions. Please join us in killing the beast. The people of Windy Gulch will never forget the kindness you give us.”
Yuan Xi was actually checking Cloudy Sky’s status. Of course, he could see that the humans in front of him, with only ancient martial arts, were no match for the bug beast. But the wounded Cloudy Sky was barely able to kill a Level 6 bug beast. However, when he heard the old man’s proposal, Yuan Xi was very impressed.
After a moment of silence, a cold voice came out from the mecha, “I will help you kill the bug beast. But until I return, all of you must not come within ten meters of the cave entrance.”
The old man said, “Don’t worry, hero. As long as you can help, we will absolutely obey your orders.”
Yuan Xi set up a barrier at the mouth of the cave and then flew the skies towards the bug beast. With Cloudy Sky, the battle was immediately reversed. Some of the best Windy Gulch men held the beast at bay, while Yuan Xi attacked.
The old man stood with his hands crossed, not making the slightest attempt to approach the entrance.
Luo XiaoLou breathed a sigh of relief. At this moment, Yates, who was on the ground, groaned. He said hoarsely, “Water. Give me water…”
Luo XiaoLou looked ahead. In desperation, he opened the protective shield, went over to Yates and poured water into his mouth.
“Activate the shield,” said 125 urgently.
Luo XiaoLou was already on top of Yates when it said this, and at first glance, Luo XiaoLou also seemed to be asleep.
The old man and his men remained a dozen meters away. Seeing the situation in the cave, they gave a sign to the girl. Then he whispered to the old men behind him, “This man is too strong. We only have one chance. When he comes out of the mecha, we will use Spiritual Power to control him. And we must do our best. If we fail, it’ll be the end of our clan.”
The old folks around him quietly nodded their heads. The moment they looked at each other, their eyes glowed with horror. Only the young girl in white was not moving.
“And Leia, you have to put your heart and soul into it. I know you don’t want to, but for the sake of the clan… You must give up a little of your mind right now. You are my granddaughter. You’re the clan’s sacred daughter. It is only right that you sacrifice yourself for the sake of the clan.” The old man lowered his voice and said sternly.
The white maiden Leia was on the verge of tears but she didn’t say anything. She just nodded her head heavily.
After Yuan Xi killed the beast, he ignored the sincere thanks of the people around him and returned to the cave immediately. He frowned at the group of people blocking the front. He jumped out of the mecha once he scanned the area and found nothing else.
The army didn’t find these aborigines, so Yuan Xi never thought that they were as weak as they looked.
Yuan Xi didn’t shut Cloudy Sky even after getting down from it. When he landed, a dozen old men came out of the crowd, mouths agape with words of thanks. They stared at Yuan Xi with unblinking eyes.
Almost instantly, Yuan Xi stopped. Raising his eyes to the leader, he looked sternly at the old man whose hands went to his waist.
He did not expect that Yuan Xi would notice so quickly. Cold sweat broke out on the leader’s face. He clenched his teeth and his eyes grew brighter. They turned a pale gray.
Someone in the crowd shouted, “Chief!” However, the man’s mouth was immediately covered. The people around him were silent and they all looked at the old man anxiously.
The dozen or so old men looked at the patriarch. Their faces went from pale to red, and their eyes grew brighter…
Yuan Xi’s movements slowed. He looked straight ahead, bewildered, until a bell was rung. Yuan Xi’s eyes slowly turned to the approaching girl. His hands had fallen to his side.
The sky-blue curls on the girl’s head had all fallen away. She had fair skin and her features were delicate. Although her clothes were a little strange, there was no hiding the pure and gentle beauty, like the most beautiful dewdrop in the morning.
“I’m Leia,” she said. “The person you love the most.”
Yuan Xi blinked. Confusion was replaced by enthusiasm and he smiled brightly, “Yes. You’re the one I love the most. You’re my favorite person.” His hands seemed to have a mind of their own again. He held the girl in his arms and then he looked at her expectantly.
The two of them drew closer and closer, and as they were about to kiss… Yuan Xi looked at her quizzically. Concerned, he asked, “What’s the matter with you? Obviously you would reject me before?!”
The old people around them seemed to have aged a dozen years in an instant. Some were barely hanging on and some were already paralyzed.
People scrambled to help the patriarch. The old man gasped for breath, and exclaimed, “I never thought a warrior’s spirit would resist. We… Fifteen of us have mobilized all our Spiritual Power. I’m afraid most of us will be useless from now on. Moreover, we also sacrificed a Level 6 bug beast. Hey… Leia! Take him back to the Windy Gulch.”
Leia’s eyes turned red. She turned to Yuan Xi, bit her lip and finally reached out and took Yuan Xi by the arm. She said, “Let’s go back.”
Yuan Xi looked at her with fascination. He took a few steps forward and then suddenly he said, “Wait. My friends are still over there. Hmmm… Very important friends. Take them with you.”
The sober old men looked at each other. Their eyes were filled with fear. He’s still got part of his memory!
Leia hid the sadness and frustration in her eyes. She smiled sweetly at Yuan Xi and said softly, “Okay. I’ll have someone take them back with us. Don’t worry. We’ll go to our own place. We won’t treat your friends badly. Who are they? Can you tell us about them?”
Yuan Xi looked at Leia’s smile with fascination. He said, “Of course. One of them is a mecha warrior in our department. Very talented. The other one — is a mecha maker. He’s my best friend.” At this point, Yuan Xi frowned. Best friend? No. It seems to be much more than that. But what is it?
Leia looked at him sideways. “You’re a man of great friendship. Let’s go… home.”
Yuan Xi promptly said, “Okay. Let’s go inside my mecha.”
Leia immediately grabbed him. She smiled and shook her head, then put her finger in her mouth and let out a loud whistle. A large bird slowly descended and stopped in front of them.
Leia pulled Yuan Xi onto the bird’s back and clapped her hands. The bird rose into the air.
Yuan Xi smiled, “This is nice.”
And the others begin to whistle as well. There was a flap of wings and a thousand more birds took off, carrying them.
In the fog, there was a man on a bird’s back who looked like he was growing out of it. They formed a strange shadow of a man’s head and a bird’s body.
The birds finally landed in the Windy Gulch and were greeted by many more people in the same clothing. When they saw Yuan Xi, who was riding with Leia on the bird, their faces were filled with joy and happiness. There were looks of joy and despair on some of the faces of the people.
Leia walked down with her arm on Yuan Xi. “These are my people,” she said softly. “Say hello to them.”
As soon as Yuan Xi took his eyes off Leia’s face. He immediately regained his sense of superiority. He took a look around and after a moment, he said, “Hello, everyone. I’m Yuan Xi.”
The men from earlier had also arrived one after another. The patriarch was helped down and, gasping for breath, he said, “Take the others who are injured to the priest first. The rest of you… Prepare them immediately. Make sure they are married the next day.”
Yuan Xi turned back to look around for something. Then Leia tugged on Yuan Xi’s sleeve and said, “Darling, we need to get ready, too.”
Yuan Xi regained consciousness for a moment. He asked, “What do we need to get ready for?”
Leia’s eyes darkened. After a moment of silence, she said, “Of course, the wedding.”
Yuan Xi was stunned too. “A wedding? Are we going to have a wedding? — But… Didn’t you just say… that you’d come with me to meet my parents?”
Leia looked at Yuan Xi in surprise. “You want to take me to meet your parents? But it’s better to have the wedding here first before going over.”
Yuan Xi was confused. “Why?”
Leia hesitated for a moment before saying, “Of course because it’s a custom within our clan.”
Yuan Xi frowned. “Such a big event. Even if we go back right away, there’s still a lot of paperwork. Of course, if… If… if you’re in a hurry… I’ll go back and ask my parents for forgiveness. But… I guess they’ll have a more formal wedding for us.” At the end of the sentence, Yuan Xi smiled and added. “They’re going to love you.”
Leia stared. Her face turned slightly red and she smiled her first heartfelt smile, “That would be great. I-I’ll try to be a proper wife too.”
Yuan Xi thought about it. Nodding proudly, he said, “You’re already qualified. But… It would be nice if you could be a little more dependent on me and it would be even better if you were more liberal in bed.”
Leia’s face turned red. She didn’t answer and took Yuan Xi’s hand and walked to a house.
She reached the door and the blush on Leia’s face faded a little. She said, “Even for our tribe, there are a lot of rules. There are many things to know about weddings. I want you to start tonight by letting Ashe show you the steps. I… I also need to prepare for it.”
Yuan Xi looked deeply into her eyes. There was a great deal of love in his eyes. He couldn’t seem to part from her for a second. Leia smiled slightly then turned around and left.
Luo XiaoLou felt a headache. It was like a thousand ducks quacking in his ears. He slowly opened his eyes and found himself in a strange room.
Compared to Planet Anse, the furnishings in this room were antique, just like Earth before he was reborn.
A man was smiling at him. “Are you feeling better?” he asked.
“Say, ‘I’m better, Brother Xu’. Say it quickly.” 125 hurriedly said from the sidelines.
Looking at the stranger, Luo XiaoLou nodded doubtfully, “I’m much better. Brother Xu.”
The man gave a satisfied ‘hmmm’. Pointing to the food on the table, he said, “This is today’s dinner. You can have some. Tomorrow will be a big day.”
Luo XiaoLou again followed 125’s instructions and politely thanked him.
When the man left, Luo XiaoLou quietly asked, “Hey, what’s going on?” Luo XiaoLou said quietly. “Where are we?”
125 was about to say something when the door was pushed open again, and Yuan Xi rushed in. The moment he saw Luo XiaoLou, he grabbed his hands and said jovially, “I’ve finally found you. I’ve got good news for you. I’m getting married! I felt I had to share this with you! You’re happy for me too, aren’t you?”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi dumbfoundedly.
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