Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou stared at the screen dumbfoundedly, and before he had a chance to share his feelings with 125, the scene in front of him had changed.
The crowd of people around him and the deafening cheers made Luo XiaoLou, who was already nervous, more and more dizzy. Not far from him, there was a white mecha standing silently.
Luo XiaoLou was now completely dumbfounded. For God’s sake, he- he- he was just a private citizen! He had never seen such a big event! He’d never been up close and personal with a powerful mecha warrior like this! Someone get him out of the virtual world – he’d rather be with Yuan Xi!
Luo XiaoLou’s hands and feet were shaking, plus his heart was filled with tears, and the only thing that came to mind was, ‘You can’t live with yourself.’
The group of spectators and Cloudy Sky fans below, while expressing their admiration for Cloudy Sky, noticed that the challenger was not only completely unranked on the virtual web, but was even using the lowest level of mecha, and could not help but boo Luo XiaoLou.
“What – what to do?” Luo XiaoLou stammered.
“Here, he sent you a message to start.” 125 said in Luo XiaoLou’s ear.
Luo XiaoLou stared at the words on the screen with a distinctly commanding tone and shouted, “I saw that! I’m just asking if I’m going to fight him like this!”
125 kindly gave advice, “Fight, darling.”
Luo XiaoLou closed his eyes hard. What else can he do except run for the hall door to escape? Don’t be embarrassed, especially since he was the one who issued the challenge. Trying to calm both his confused mind and trembling fingers, Luo XiaoLou maneuvered the mecha in a direction away from the white mecha, ready to take a couple of laps and at least not top the shortest time leaderboard of the opponents beaten by Cloudy Sky.
Luo XiaoLou used his fastest speed and got off to a great start, his best, and he even made four turns in the air using the S line.
Then he looked up nervously at the white mecha… there was nothing.
Luo XiaoLou reflexively turned around, still nothing.
God, how is this going to be fought? Sweeping down to the audience below who were cheering and laughing, Luo XiaoLou was almost desperate.
Without any hope, he asked 125, “Where is he?”
“Well, he’s got his arm around your neck, ready to rip poor Dopp’s head off,” 125 said in a sympathetic tone.
Luo XiaoLou stared in disbelief but before he spoke, instantly the screen went black and then the system sounded: Cloudy Sky vs ChuShi, Cloudy Sky victorious.
Had it only been five seconds? It really was a quick fight…
The people below had started shouting for a change, and Luo XiaoLou dripped sweat. Losing had caused his tension level to be reduced instead. He was about to exit the arena when Luo XiaoLou noticed that the white mecha was suddenly in front of him, and then a challenge appeared on the screen, from Cloudy Sky.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, what was this? It was followed by another command on the screen: click to accept.
Luo XiaoLou was used to being ordered by Yuan Xi at home, his hands shook as he subconsciously clicked accept, then everything was blacked out and he was moved to another place.
This was also an arena, but it was a high V battlefield with a password, so no one except the opposing sides or those who were allowed could enter and watch. However, this kind of battlefield required a fee from the challenging party, and Luo XiaoLou was reluctant to come.
The A-type arena was the largest public arena, where the opposing sides didn’t have to pay, but it cost money for the audience to enter. And the virtual network would transfer eighty percent of that money to the winner’s account.
The virtual network also sometimes put videos of exciting battles on the network for people to download and learn from, but of course, they had to pay virtual currency. There wasn’t a single viewer inside the high V battlefield, and Luo XiaoLou’s tense nerves were relieved a little. At least he didn’t need the whole world to know about the humiliation.
However, if he challenged Cloudy Sky because he was lucky enough to get some guidance from the gods, then why did Cloudy Sky challenge him?
In the other arena, it was quiet. The audience had incomparably depressed looks. Next to Cloudy Sky’s name, with a line of small letters, it indicated that he was in a high V room battle, and the name of the opponent was ChuShi.
This damned initial, so stupid, dared to challenge Cloudy Sky, but then Cloudy Sky challenged him. This was simply a great crime. Since Cloudy Sky left the public arena, they couldn’t see anything.
In addition to the audience, those who came to challenge Cloudy Sky were about to vomit blood. Cloudy Sky’s daily time was not long enough, and now a weak person took up the time – the key was that Cloudy Sky always liked strong people, so why would he accept the challenge of a novice? The people in the hall complained as they slowly dispersed, but there was still a small group of people waiting unceasingly.
In the High V Arena, Cloudy Sky waved at Luo XiaoLou, signaling that he was ready to attack, how arrogant that pose looked.
Luo XiaoLou drummed up his energy and regained his composure. This time Luo XiaoLou chose to move with his front to Cloudy Sky, keeping his eyes on Cloudy Sky’s movements, and when he closed the distance, Luo XiaoLou’s fingers tapped down the command, and the long-range Particle Gun was pointed in Cloudy Sky’s direction.
If he was given the chance to aim, then no one would be able to dodge.
With a slight shock to his right shoulder, Luo XiaoLou knew that the bullet had been fired in all directions, blocking Cloudy Sky’s retreat. It was a fight against a strong man, Luo XiaoLou thought proudly.
Luo XiaoLou waited for a few seconds, and then realized that Cloudy Sky was still standing there, unmoving and intact.
Luo XiaoLou blinked and muttered, “No way, he’s obviously not moving. How could I fail to hit him?” Even if it was something athletic, Luo XiaoLou was now a hundred times more likely to hit it, and those desert monsters never rested on their laurels. Why did Cloudy Sky not move, but he completely missed him?
“Did you just see Cloudy Sky move?” 125 suddenly asked.
Luo XiaoLou shook his head, “I assure you no, I’m not blurry-eyed yet.”
“You are indeed blurry eyed. Didn’t you just feel a slight blur over at Cloudy Sky?” 125 continued.
“So…” Luo XiaoLou remembered staring closely at Cloudy Sky and seemed to feel the top of the screen flicker for a second, he thought it was a bad line or something.
“Idiot, that’s Cloudy Sky moving! Because his speed is so fast that the naked eye can’t tell, the moment your bullet gets close, he takes a step to the left, dodging the bullet and then moves back to his original position. Oh my god, he can actually reach this kind of speed!”
At this speed, it was no wonder that he had been able to run behind him without a trace. Now Luo XiaoLou was convinced that his challenge to Cloudy Sky was a pebble against a stone, and that he had no chance of winning. The only speed he was good at was far inferior to Cloudy Sky’s, and long-range attacks simply couldn’t hit Cloudy Sky.
“So what now?” Luo XiaoLou asked in frustration.
125 finally had a conscience and diverted a bit of attention from his admiration for Cloudy Sky to Luo XiaoLou, suggesting, “You’re not as fast and long-range as him anyway, so why don’t you fight him with a melee weapon? You can fight at close range, avoiding Cloudy Sky’s speed and working on your basic moves along the way. “
“That’s good.” Luo XiaoLou had Dopp 01 pull out his alloy knife and take an S-shape to pounce on Cloudy Sky.
The moment he was almost close to the white mecha, Luo XiaoLou was prepared for defeat, but it was still unbelievable when he spun around and saw the ceiling of the training room.
He didn’t even see Cloudy Sky move, and he’d lost.
With one foot on Dopp 01, the white mecha’s long sword was aimed at the cockpit, and then it fell as a white light as Luo XiaoLou stared at it.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart involuntarily tightened and closed his eyes, and then he heard the system beep: Cloudy Sky VS ChuShi, Cloudy Sky Victory.
Luo XiaoLou began to gasp, yes, this was a virtual net, not an actual battle, and if it had been an actual battle, the sword would probably have pierced through the cockpit by now and landed on him.
Luo XiaoLou flung himself up from the ground and was about to say something to Cloudy Sky and leave when he saw a challenge thrown at him, another challenge from Cloudy Sky.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned, what did Cloudy Sky want? Since Cloudy Sky accepted his challenge, for courtesy, Luo XiaoLou accepted again. And 125 was right, to practice his melee and basic moves, this kind of opportunity to fight with a master was really unattainable.
Half an hour later, Luo XiaoLou was extremely regretful of what he had just thought, this was simply – being abused! Yes!
Every time Cloudy Sky spiked him as fast as he could. The key was that every time Cloudy Sky didn’t kill him properly. Luo XiaoLou felt that he had experienced all kinds of bizarre ways to die in half an hour, and getting kicked around and thrown to the ground was nothing.
He also gave Luo XiaoLou the illusion that he was about to win, and when Luo XiaoLou felt happy, he realized that Cloudy Sky’s weapon was pointed at the cockpit.
The originally peaceful Luo XiaoLou ended up completely furious. He gritted his teeth and looked at the white mecha that was arrogantly making a big smile on the opposite side. A gentleman’s revenge was never too late. Sooner or later, he was going to drag this damn Cloudy Sky on the ground, use him like a broomstick, throw him in the air, spin him around, then slam him down on the ground and stomp on him a few more times!
Luo XiaoLou, who was planning his revenge, suddenly noticed that Cloudy Sky, who was stepping on him, didn’t cut him down, but just knocked on the cockpit.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the screen in stunned silence. Come out for what? Did Cloudy Sky want to try to kill him personally? God, is this guy a sadist??
He – he – he didn’t want to, ah! Luo XiaoLou was already realistic in mecha battles, and was much more afraid than others of being killed. Now why would he dare to go out?
After discovering that Cloudy Sky actually had a tendency to get angry, Luo XiaoLou closed his eyes and pressed ‘go offline.’
I can’t afford to mess with him, I can afford to hide. I’ll never fight this guy again. His fragile heart was about to beat out.
Opening his eyes, Luo XiaoLou looked at the warm master bedroom, panting slightly, reassuring himself that he was now lying in his big bed and that the madman had disappeared.
While this was happening, Yuan Xi, who was next to him, also took off his microcomputer and asked in confusion, “Why did you suddenly go offline when we were playing?”
Luo XiaoLou froze for a moment before turning abruptly to Yuan Xi and asking dumbly, “What do you mean?”
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou with a smile and reached out to pull the man over, “Didn’t we just have a good time?”
Luo XiaoLou struggled to pull away a little from Yuan Xi’s arms and looked incredulously at his lover, “You – you’re Cloudy Sky?!”
Yuan Xi said matter-of-factly, “I’m Cloudy Sky. Didn’t I tell you that?”
Luo XiaoLou shouted, “You didn’t! You never told me!”
Yuan Xi nodded, his hand pushing to pull Luo XiaoLou down a little more, clearly more interested in Luo XiaoLou himself, “Well, now you know. I am Cloudy Sky. the card I gave you, all the money on it was transferred from the virtual network. You know, I’m the one who needs to support my family, and look how hard I’m trying to support you.”
Luo XiaoLou looked at Yuan Xi’s proud face who was waiting to compliment Cloudy Sky and stared at him, finally stammering, “Yes, you are. Why did you keep killing me that way? You’re not doing this on purpose, are you?”
Yuan Xi burst out laughing at Luo XiaoLou’s aggrieved look, rubbed Luo XiaoLou’s face, and said, “Come on, I kept trying to open the cockpit to dig you out, but every time I did, the system announced the end of the game. Finally, I ask you to get out on your own and you escape. Darling, you’re so cowardly, that’s not like you at all.”
Luo XiaoLou stared angrily at Yuan Xi, who in turn complained about him, and muttered, “Then let me kill you a few times so I can try to step on you too.”
“Try it then.” Yuan Xi said, flipping over and holding Luo XiaoLou on top of him so that Luo XiaoLou’s legs were straddling either side of his body.
“Hey, what are you doing…”
Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou with two glowing eyes, “I was so excited by you today that I couldn’t sleep. Let’s do it and I’ll let you dominate this time.”
If he dominated, where he was not even used to moving on his own, it would be even more embarrassing okay! How could Yuan Xi say such things in a charitable tone?
“I -” Luo XiaoLou managed to speak.
Yuan Xi interrupted Luo XiaoLou’s rejection as he expertly pulled off Luo XiaoLou’s pajamas, “I know you’ve been wanting this for a long time. Come on, what else are you embarrassed about? I won’t laugh at you.”
“…Mn，ah…” Luo XiaoLou braced his hands on Yuan Xi’s chest. His face was flushed, and there was a thin sheen of sweat over his body. He was held onto Yuan Xi’s thrusts, wretchedly embarrassed, but with a pleasure that could not be ignored. Luo XiaoLou moved up and down, his mouth from time to time letting out a low moan.
Yuan Xi stared at him motionlessly and suddenly half lifted himself up, leaned in and licked Luo XiaoLou’s chest. Luo XiaoLou’s body shook and cried out, “Don’t… don’t do that…”
Yuan Xi not only didn’t stop, but after licking and teasing for a while, he bit hard.
Luo XiaoLou squealed out and slowly fell on top of Yuan Xi after his bottom clamped down around him.
Yuan Xi let out a low gasp and couldn’t hold back any longer, so he put his arms around Luo XiaoLou and started to move. Compared to Luo XiaoLou’s own gentleness, his movements were downright violent.
Because of Yuan Xi’s ‘love,’ Luo XiaoLou fell asleep very late. Looking at Luo XiaoLou’s still blushing face, Yuan Xi pulled the man over to him with satisfaction. The little slave actually went to the virtual internet to find someone to fight against to better understand mecha warriors. In fact, whether Luo XiaoLou could make a mecha for him or not, he would never abandon him.
If he didn’t keep Luo XiaoLou, who would want him? Yuan Xi thought with great satisfaction.
The next day, when Luo XiaoLou woke up, Yuan Xi was gone. 125 was sitting on his side with his tail up, playing a game. When he looked up at the time, 9:30, Yuan Xi had left a message for him, asking him to meet him at Radiance in the afternoon when he’d had enough sleep.
125 was busy as he said to Luo XiaoLou, “Look, your stamina is much better since you started exercising.”
Luo XiaoLou’s face turned red and glared at 125, “How rare? Why didn’t you follow your Master Yuan Xi?”
Ever since seeing Yuan Xi’s perverted strength last night, 125 had intensified his worship of Yuan Xi even more. 125 showed his brilliant slate of teeth to his master as he played the game. “He invited me, but for your sake, I stayed.”
“…..” Do these two really want to form a united front?
Luo XiaoLou didn’t pay any more attention to 125, rubbed his back, got up and washed his hands. Last time he promised to help Tian Li, and his appointment was on Sunday.
After getting up and having breakfast, Luo XiaoLou made lunch for three to bring along after contacting Tian Li, who said he was still hungry.
At Tian Li’s lab, Luo XiaoLou found Tian Li reading their textbooks and he looked like he hadn’t combed his hair or washed his face. The excitement of the past few days had had a considerable effect on the fat man as well.
“Here’s the mecha, take a look at it,” Tian Li said, taking a space knob out of one side of the box.
There was a black crystal stone hanging from the chain, and it was no ordinary item at a glance.
Tian Li fiddled with the mecha for a moment and summoned it. The black mecha was eleven or twelve meters tall, and it was familiar at first glance.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the mecha, dripping with sweat, and turned to ask Tian Li, “Isn’t this Luo ShaoTian’s mecha?”
Tian Li scratched his hair and said in embarrassment, “You sure do remember, ah, I was wondering. That day when he passed by me and Mu Chen, he asked me if I could fix it, I – I agreed on impulse. XiaoLou, ah, you don’t know each other anyway. You have to help your brother!”
“I said what the hell are you thinking? His mecha, you also dare to touch? This is a senior mecha,” Luo XiaoLou looked at Tian Li hatefully.
“So I can only count on you. If you can’t do it, I’ll tell him that it can’t be fixed.” Tian Li cried as he did so.
“I’ll look first.” Luo XiaoLou said, depressed. He had to say that after the asteroid field training, he was really much more impressed with Luo ShaoTian than the other Luo’s, but not to the point of always helping him fix the mecha.
Luo XiaoLou easily and skillfully used the Source of Consciousness to look around and found that it was only a minor problem, except that he would probably have to disassemble the entire leg if he didn’t use Source of Consciousness.
Firstly, Tian Li wasn’t an outsider, and secondly, the fact that he had Spiritual Power had already been revealed to Yuan Xi and Master Yan, so Luo XiaoLou didn’t bother to hide using Source of Consciousness to adjust the loose parts inside.
Then he did the customary overhaul before greeting Tian Li who was busy eating the boxed lunch he brought, “It’s almost done, just bring it to him tomorrow.”
Tian Li had stuffed his face too full to speak, so he waved at Luo XiaoLou.
Before Luo XiaoLou left, he told Tian Li, “Don’t tell him I fixed it, just tell him you fixed it yourself.”
Tian Li looked up from his box lunch and stood up, patting Luo XiaoLou on the shoulder, “Come on, think about it, how could I possibly say it was you for something so revealing.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed and turned to leave.
Tian Li waited for Luo XiaoLou to leave and then contacted Luo ShaoTian, saying in all sincerity that the mecha was fixed and asking when he would come to get it.
There was silence for two seconds and Luo ShaoTian’s car was parked outside.
Tian Li brought the man in and asked Luo ShaoTian to try to see if there was still a problem. Luo ShaoTian looked at it a few times and said, “Very good, thank you.”
Tian Li didn’t dare joke with this always arrogant genius and was too busy saying no.
Luo ShaoTian put the mecha away, saw the boxed lunch on Tian Li’s desk, and suddenly stopped moving.
Tian Li followed Luo ShaoTian’s line of sight, and found that Luo XiaoLou brought a box lunch for Yates, but Yates did not come today, the kid went to training. After struggling for a moment, Tian Li handed the box lunch to Luo ShaoTian, “You – if you’re hungry, you can take it with you on the way.”
While he wondered if Luo ShaoTian would get angry, Luo ShaoTian took it, and turned away with a cold face.
The author has something to say.
I was going to write about the battle with Luca in this chapter, but… will definitely get to it in the next chapter. Also Happy Lantern Festival to everyone, ~\(≧▽≦)~!
- The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. Usually falling in February or early March on the Gregorian calendar, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.