Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo loves Luo XiaoLou’s attitude ⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾
While 125 was chattering indignantly beside him, Luo XiaoLou felt unusually calm. He watched the distant hover car for a moment, and turned to walk to the station.
After changing clothes in the middle of the journey, Luo XiaoLou didn’t go home directly, but went to a restaurant that looked quite upscale and had a meal. Although he only ordered for one person, the price was still lip-smacking, and when he saw the amount of money, Luo XiaoLou decided to use Yuan Xi’s card.
Since Yuan Xi wasn’t here, he could totally relax as well.
Maybe he should even ask Tian Li and Yates to join him, and then eat while discussing beauties, mecha, and astral travel and whatnot about life.
Luo XiaoLou drank all of the cheap red wine that came with the small steak in one gulp, then hatefully thought, even if you don’t come home for dinner — with your picky eating instincts. If you have the ability, you don’t come back to eat every day.
The restaurant waiter stood nearby, looking worriedly at Luo XiaoLou, “Gentleman, do you need any help?” It was rare to find a customer who got drunk after one glass of wine.
Luo XiaoLou looked up at him and suddenly asked, “Can I get a refill on the free wine?”
125 sat next to Luo XiaoLou and almost buried his face in his stomach, oh the shame!
The waiter stiffened. This was the first time they had ever encountered such a question. After all, the guests who could enter such a restaurant were all very distinguished about table manners.
“If you insist, I can renew it for you once.” The waiter said not very positive, and emphasised on the word ‘once.’
Luo XiaoLou waved his hand, indicating his agreement. Despite his mental state, he had a good appetite for veal steak, sweet soup, salad, and pumpkin pie. If he didn’t want to keep paying, he’d have to ask for red wine.
By dinner time, the restaurant was getting crowded, but the waiter was still giving eighty percent of his attention to the obviously drunk customer by the window. He was ready to swoop him out as soon as he saw any signs of drunkenness from the customer.
Luo XiaoLou did not satisfy the waiter’s desire to justly and forcibly evict him. He shakily stood up, not intending to make a scene at all, and simply walked out.
Five minutes later, 125 struggled to pull Luo XiaoLou’s trouser leg and put him on the free hover car. Then it plopped down on the seat beside him and nagged, “Even if Yuan Xi is having an affair, if he saw you like this, he’d lose his temper. Last night he even said he wouldn’t spare me —”
125, who was talking, suddenly felt a weight on its head, and then realized that Luo XiaoLou was on top of its not-so-tall body — asleep.
“Hey, what are you doing? I’m not very fond of the birdie pose, hey!” 125 was almost in tears.
After discovering Luo XiaoLou’s tiny, even breaths, 125 resisted the urge to keep chattering. It looked out of the window to see the hover car they were on, being quietly followed by another black advanced hover car not far away.
Luo XiaoLou was awakened by 125’s vigorous tapping, then realized he had arrived at his stop, and busily got up. Although still a little light on his feet, he was much more awake.
When 125 looked back again, the car was gone.
Luo ShaoTian parked the car at the corner of the homestead community, then stared out coldly for a moment. After Luo XiaoLou entered the community, he started the car and then left.
After reviewing today’s textbook, it was already past nine o’clock in the evening, and Yuan Xi still hadn’t returned.
Luo XiaoLou paced around the study awkwardly, not being very efficient and now clearly not fit to study. Frowning, Luo XiaoLou headed upstairs to his lab, where he still had to work on his debt. Maybe distracting himself with something else would reduce the inexplicable irritation in his mind right now.
Gathering up the materials, Luo XiaoLou set to work on his creation. Because he was too familiar with the process of making it, he didn’t concentrate on his hands, and instead, closing his eyes as he mindlessly repeated the method of making the energy box inside his head while also physically doing the same.
The slightly odd thing today was that two perspective views of the energy box appeared in his mind. One was the energy box he was reviewing in his memories, and the other was the energy box he was making in his hands.
Was this a new change after the Source of Consciousness reached the intermediate level?
Luo XiaoLou didn’t have a tutor to answer his questions, so he had to put them aside for a while.
All the students at Saint Miro Academy were somewhat fervent admirers of the Mecha Department’s top genius, but because of Yuan Xi’s personality, not many people would approach him. Moreover, they kept their distance silently but respectfully, so Yuan Xi had few close friends.
The students gradually began to think that those students in Class 1 of the Mecha Department, who could communicate with Yuan Xi, were his friends. And although Yuan Xi treated Luo XiaoLou differently, Luo XiaoLou himself believed that it was just his desire to control and dominate.
So, who was that person today? Why had Yuan Xi driven them around?
And then Luo XiaoLou’s mind started replaying the kiss — a kiss on the cheek was still a kiss. He hadn’t seen friends show intimacy to each other like that ever since he came to the future.
Brothers? A childhood sweetheart? Long-lost lovers finally reunited?
Luo XiaoLou quickly finished crafting an energy box and slapped it on the table in irritation. Damn, men were all more concerned with their appearance, if he had to choose, he would have fallen for that beauty instead!
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded, suddenly realizing that Yuan Xi wasn’t the only one with exclusive desires, he had them too — oh no, he must have fallen in love with Yuan Xi! He probably liked Yuan Xi more than he liked his fiancée!
Luo XiaoLou started pacing around the lab again. No, maybe he already liked Yuan Xi, like in the cave when Yuan Xi drove his white mecha in front of him to motionlessly protect him, like when Yuan Xi confessed.
God, what should I do?
Figuring out his feelings, or finally planning to face them head on — Luo XiaoLou was struggling with his romance before he even had a chance to experience the sweetness of it.
What if Yuan Xi falls for the great beauty? He didn’t want a sadomasochistic love scene with Yuan Xi at all.
125 had been wound up to the point of dizziness, and asked, “What are you going to do?”
“Well, let me think about it, this has to be well planned to get what I want. Tomorrow I’ll have a showdown with Yuan Xi and ask him what he really means.” Luo XiaoLou made up his mind.
125 cried out, “That’s your good plan? Aiiii, I have to say that a regular wife does have a better position than a mistress, although a mistress tends to capture a man’s heart better. But don’t worry, I’ll support you.”
Regular wife, your sister! What the hell, what kind of analogy was that?
Thinking clearly, Luo XiaoLou’s boredom cleared away and he finally remembered that he was making an energy box. However, he froze there as he looked down at the energy box on his desk.
“You can make energy boxes too?” Luo XiaoLou looked at 125 in surprise.
“Of course not, didn’t you do it?” 125 gave him a blank look and helped Luo XiaoLou feed the two energy boxes on the table into the reactor.
“But I don’t remember doing two.” Luo XiaoLou affirmed. Even though he was walking away from the process and he knew he’d only reviewed that process once in his mind.
“Well, congratulations on that, you’ve finally mastered your own Source of Consciousness once again with your new skills.” 125 said with shining eyes, “You were manually crafting one, and the other was made entirely from your Source of Consciousness. Do you remember when you were training your Long Distance Accuracy in the virtual pod, you were already able to divide the Source of Consciousness Force into filaments and then control the filaments to capture the light orb?”
Luo XiaoLou nodded. It was back in the cave that he had also used his Source of Consciousness power to help Yuan Xi kill that Level 7 mutant mug beast together. Thinking about it, Luo XiaoLou was stunned. Was the time he replayed it in his mind actually him controlling the Source of Consciousness power to make another energy box in the outside world? No wonder there were two diagrams of the energy box’s structure in his mind.
“Yes, it was just now that the filaments of your Source of Consciousness force stretched out and controlled the materials to create it. Is it true that the shock of a broken heart can stimulate human potential?” 125 lamented.
The word broken heart was not a pleasant sounding word…
“Perhaps the blow of losing the energy box will also bring out your potential.” Luo XiaoLou looked at it gloomily.
The green Tyrannosaurus Rex was dumbfounded, then trotted over to the reactor and gallantly retrieved the two energy boxes inside and delivered them to Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou was still curious about the two energy boxes he had made, not sure if they were the same or slightly different…
From appearance alone, the two energy boxes were almost identical.
Luo XiaoLou noticed that one energy box showed 12,000 Luo, which was normal, and it would be given to the Manager Gao. He didn’t use the Source of Consciousness power to comb through it, but it was still almost a value of around 10,000 Luo.
Luo XiaoLou took the other energy box and his hand trembled; 24,000 Luo — a full double higher!
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was pleasantly surprised. His new skill seemed very powerful.
Luo XiaoLou had called the first combining particle skill ‘fusion’, and now this skill was named ‘duplicate’ because it completely duplicated the movements of his hands.
The effect of fusion could be more than three times the effect of just making it manually, while duplication was only twice as good, but it was more than enough. Luo XiaoLou was really extremely satisfied with the new skill.
Since Yuan Xi didn’t come back, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t sleep until midnight, and he finished making twelve energy boxes before stopping; six around 10,000 Luo and six over 20,000 Luo.
Looking at the time, it was almost one o’clock in the morning. Luo XiaoLou complained about the scum of Yuan Xi while carrying 125 down the stairs.
The truth was more serious than Luo XiaoLou had imagined, Yuan Xi had stayed out all night.
At seven in the morning, Luo XiaoLou and 125 were still sleeping on the big bed. 125 was almost trampled under Luo XiaoLou’s feet, but that didn’t stop it from having a wonderful sleep.
Yuan Xi saw this scene as soon as he walked in through the door. His face was dark as he watched Luo XiaoLou on the bed, swaggering around and letting his pet sleep on their bed, and he hadn’t even prepared any breakfast for him.
Yuan Xi took two steps forward, picked Luo XiaoLou up, and shook him awake. He then questioned with anger, “What’s going on here?”
Luo XiaoLou rolled his eyes and looked at Yuan Xi for two seconds before he completely reacted. Luo XiaoLou didn’t answer Yuan Xi’s question, but instead grabbed him by the collar. “What about you?”
Luo XiaoLou was going to show some momentum, but he hadn’t had much strength after just waking up in the morning. So his move to pull Yuan Xi over ended up with him leaning over in an ambiguous throwing-in position.
Yuan Xi was stunned, probably not expecting Luo XiaoLou to ask this, and stammered back, “I met an — acquaintance yesterday, and I stayed over there.”
“What acquaintance? Is it your brother or a relative?” Luo XiaoLou asked with narrowed eyes.
“Not a relative, but a childhood friend, who came over specifically to see me this time.” Yuan Xi explained.
“A childhood friend? And do you like him?” Luo XiaoLou chanted for two seconds and directly asked him the question he cared about most.
Yuan Xi held Luo XiaoLou and took a couple of steps towards the bed so that he wouldn’t fall off. Upon hearing Luo XiaoLou’s question, his face immediately turned red and he looked at Luo XiaoLou with some confusion, “Is this jealousy?”
“Of course not!” Luo XiaoLou’s face wasn’t quite natural, but he still gave an immediate negative answer.
The bedroom was instantly quiet, and 125, who had woken up, quietly closed its eyes again, preferring to go back to sleep. Witnessing Yuan Xi’s embarrassing moment would give him another reason to beat it up.
Luo XiaoLou watched Yuan Xi carefully for a moment and once again asked, “You really don’t like him? Then why did he kiss you?”
“Ah, it’s probably because we grew up together, and my parents always stressed to me as a child that I should let him be. So it naturally became a habit, but my cousin, he’s always out of step with him,” Yuan Xi said.
Is that so, just a friend? Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi suspiciously. He believed that Yuan Xi probably didn’t care to lie about such things.
In that case, Luo XiaoLou’s heart suddenly turned cloudy. He thought about it, coughed, looked at Yuan Xi, and tried to put on a calm appearance. He said, “Since you don’t like him… I want to tell you that I like you. Then, will you be willing to be together… with me?” Luo XiaoLou’s hands clenched nervously as he said those words.
125 couldn’t help but cover its face, God, this must be the worst confession ever.
Yuan Xi’s face immediately turned red, and he stared at Luo XiaoLou in annoyance. Damn it, shouldn’t he be the one to propose?