Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo is Luo ShaoTian’s fan ꒰⑅ᵕ༚ᵕ꒱˖♡
A young man with light brown hair and a few freckles on his face looked at Luo XiaoLou in surprise, “Luo XiaoLou, it’s really you! It’s been a year and a half! Where the hell did you and Aunt Jin move to?”
Although these two people were probably as old as Luo XiaoLou’s current body at seventeen or eighteen, they appeared dark and thin, probably due to malnutrition, and looked like high school students.
The moment his name was called out, Luo XiaoLou was first stunned, then his heart lifted. He didn’t know these two people at all. Then there was only one possibility, they were people that the original body knew. After hearing the second sentence that had been said, Luo XiaoLou could already be sure.
If they had been together for a longer period of time, then they would most easily tell that he was no longer the original Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou quickly calmed himself down. For someone who had attempted to commit suicide once, or met with a huge setback, there shouldn’t be any suspicion when their temperament changed. The biggest problem now was that he didn’t even know their names.
Luo XiaoLou pinched his thigh, allowing himself a warm and slightly embarrassed smile, and hesitantly said, “You guys…”
The tall, and simple young man who spoke up first tugged at the freckled young man and said, “AJ, stop it. Little Lou, don’t think too much about it, we care about you as well. Since we haven’t seen you for so long, let’s go have dinner together.”
The young man named AJ blushed slightly, feeling that he had unintentionally said something that stung Luo XiaoLou. He hurriedly changed the subject, “Yes, yes, since you guys moved out, my aunt rented that house to someone else, and I still think about you a lot. Let’s go, let’s find a place to have a good meal and let Yaheng treat us.”
The tall boy, Yaheng, glared at AJ, but turned to Luo XiaoLou with a sincere smile, “Let’s go.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled genuinely now and followed the two of them forward.
Probably to save money, Yaheng took the two of them along on the free hover car for a long time before stopping at the bottom level.
Since arriving in the future, Luo XiaoLou had never been to a place like this before.
Although there were also towering buildings on either side, with no paint loss or damage, the oldness of the place was so strong that it was opressive at first glance.
The three of them went inside a small shop and ordered the most ordinary noodles mixed with a few natural vegetables. Looking at the way the two people gobbled up the noodles, he could tell that such noodles were probably also much more expensive than those artificial organic lunch boxes.
“Eat, you don’t have to look at it for half a day at a time before you eat it.”
Luo XiaoLou was slightly shocked by this statement. How impoverished was Ms. Jin and the former Luo XiaoLou’s life?
“By the way, are you — is he okay with you?” AJ asked, and although Yaheng was afraid of triggering Luo XiaoLou, he didn’t interrupt AJ’s question this time. He glanced over, also wanting to know Luo XiaoLou’s current situation.
The ‘he’, here, was most likely referring to Ling Xu. AJ was not asking if it was okay, but was okay with him. It seemed that Ling Xu was not so good to the original Luo XiaoLou either. Although it was none of his business, Luo XiaoLou still felt relieved, as if his relationship with Ling Xu had become shallow again.
On the surface, Luo XiaoLou hung his head, putting on a few sad feelings of abandonment, and whispered, “Mn, there’s nothing there, we — we haven’t been in touch for a long time.” It was also the truth.
The two looked at Luo XiaoLou in surprise, and with a few looks of fruitfulness still hidden on their faces, Yaheng sympathetically comforted, “Don’t feel too bad. Back then, you, you liked him, and we all advised you that he’s that kind of young master. He’ll never be with a bottom feeder like us.”
Although he was accompanying the two people in the play, this last sentence spoke to Luo XiaoLou’s heart, and Luo XiaoLou thought of Yuan Xi.
Yuan Xi wouldn’t come to such a sentence in the end as well, since their identities were disparate, right?
Luo XiaoLou raised his head. His eyebrows and eyes were all confused, as if muttering to himself, “No way, who liked him.”
In the beginning, it was a dream to get out of that kind of binding relationship, but now, even the thought of leaving that arrogant and cocky guy was a little hard to accept.
Across the table, Yaheng and AJ naturally saw Luo XiaoLou’s true pain. And also looking at Luo XiaoLou’s clothes, they were nowhere near as bright as they were when he followed Ling Xu at the time.
AJ began, “The good thing is that you are no longer as inseparable as you were at the beginning, and you will be able to live your own life after a few years have faded away. Although you helped him in the beginning, that kind of trivial matter was not worth mentioning in the eyes of the upperclassmen.”
Yaheng also followed suit and said, “Right, where are you and Aunt Jin living now? If you don’t have a place to stay, you can still come back. The houses here are much cheaper.”
Luo XiaoLou shook his head and declined the invitation of his two simple old friends, saying that he had bought a house in a cheaper place, and then asking evasively about the original Luo XiaoLou’s past as he ate.
Ling Xu and Luo XiaoLou had gotten along like friends, and Ling Xu even gave Luo XiaoLou a lot of things. At first, although Ling Xu didn’t like him, he was still willing to coax him, but then for some reason, Ling Xu didn’t want to talk to Luo XiaoLou anymore.
In the end, Ling Xu had replaced him with someone else.
Ah, it’s just a Cinderella and the Prince drama. The original Luo XiaoLou had unilaterally fallen in love with Ling Xu, but he didn’t get what he wanted. As long as he paid attention to it in the future, there should not be any sequelae.
After inquiring about Ling Xu, the gathering of the three was almost over, and the two of them still needed to rush home to help. As the three of them were saying their goodbyes, AJ’s mother passed by from outside, saw the three of them together, immediately glared at AJ, and left with him.
Luo XiaoLou could hear the mother instructing her son not to associate with him, so as not to let him borrow money and things like before…
Luo XiaoLou smiled and turned to go back when 125 suddenly exclaimed in his ear, “How nostalgic, to be here again! And look, that’s where you were born.”
“Born, born?” Luo XiaoLou was stunned, “Where?”
The stone in his chest heated up, then rolled and then said, “To your front, at the left. That villa.”
Luo XiaoLou looked in the direction 125 said, and among the tall buildings around, there was a three-story villa that covered a small area. It was not like a new house, and was inconspicuous but with a bit of noble elegance.
Luo XiaoLou was startled, and for some reason, a desire to go inside suddenly arose in his heart. Luo XiaoLou had just taken two steps when 125 suddenly whispered in his ear, “Wait.”
Before Luo XiaoLou could react, a pair of hands reached out from behind him, covering Luo XiaoLou’s nose and mouth and dragging him into a small alleyway.
Luo XiaoLou wanted to get away, his arm whacking against the wall. He finally came to his senses and sucked in a pained breath.
Luo XiaoLou leaned against the man’s chest as he pulled back, but when Luo XiaoLou stopped struggling, the man made no further move.
125! Why didn’t that bastard squeak? Shouldn’t it come out now to protect the Lord? It would be nice to at least tell him who the person behind him was.
“Don’t move.” A cold and familiar voice interrupted Luo XiaoLou’s thoughts.
Luo XiaoLou looked back sharply. The person behind him was none other than Luo ShaoTian. Luo ShaoTian’s eyes flashed and he let go of the hand covering Luo XiaoLou’s mouth and nose, only to restrain Luo XiaoLou’s arm with one hand. Luo ShaoTian was no longer looking at him and was peering out instead.
“You —” Although unable to figure out what Luo ShaoTian meant, Luo XiaoLou’s fear had lessened. Compared to anyone in the Luo family, Luo ShaoTian was the one who ignored him the most, but was also the one who was the least malicious.
Luo ShaoTian looked down coldly at Luo XiaoLou and succinctly said, “My father is inside.” After saying this, Luo ShaoTian let go of Luo XiaoLou, but didn’t push him away. He just turned his face and added, “Unless you particularly want to see him, then you can go inside.”
Major General Luo ChengYun? Luo XiaoLou’s father? No, no, he didn’t want to see the man who obviously had blood ties to the original Luo XiaoLou but didn’t care about him at all. In fact, he wished he didn’t have any relationship with the Luo family.
Luo XiaoLou shook his head, but why was Major General Luo here? Was he really devoted to Luo XiaoLou’s mother? Luo XiaoLou felt his goosebumps rising. If he was really so affectionate, how could he have had so many women?
At this time, the villa’s door opened and two young men in military uniforms came out to stand on either side of the door. Ten seconds later, another person came out from inside. He wore a straight military uniform with dazzling badges, was handsome and tall, a cold face, and looked only thirty years old. However, the momentum around him was very strong, so strong that even Luo ShaoTian who stood behind Luo XiaoLou couldn’t compare.
Luo XiaoLou fiercely realized who that person was. His heart suddenly tightened, and then he shrank back in an unusually guilty manner.
Luo ShaoTian dropped his eyes to look at Luo XiaoLou, who was right next to him, and took Luo XiaoLou a step backwards with him.
But far towards the hover car, Major General Luo suddenly turned back, and took a look at the alley where the two were hiding. When the deputy came up to inquire carefully, he just waved his hand and went inside. In a short time, the car had already left, leaving only dust behind.
Luo XiaoLou was dazed for a moment. The Major General Luo he saw was nothing like the middle-aged man he had imagined. Instead, he looked so young. He didn’t really have much to do with him, and at that moment, Luo XiaoLou suddenly had a hard time remembering his original parents and brother.
Luo ShaoTian kept looking at Luo XiaoLou, until Luo XiaoLou turned back to face him. Then, Luo ShaoTian pushed him away and said, “If there’s nothing else, I’ll leave first. You’d better not come to places like this.”
After saying this coldly, Luo ShaoTian walked towards the other side of the alley, where Luo XiaoLou’s eyes caught sight of Luo ShaoTian’s parked car.
“All I wanted to do was warn you that there was someone in the house. I didn’t expect Luo ShaoTian to be here.” 125 said, surprised. Of course it knew there was someone next to Luo XiaoLou. But someone being outside was normal, and as long as they weren’t interested in Luo XiaoLou, it didn’t think it had to warn him.
“Mn, it’s possible that he followed — that person over here.” Luo XiaoLou said. It seemed the Luo house was even more chaotic than he’d thought.
“I’ll go in and take a look.” Luo XiaoLou said. He looked at the villa, and finding no one else, he walked over to it.
125 unlocked the door for Luo XiaoLou, and Luo XiaoLou immediately ducked inside. The villa was spacious and bright with not much furniture, but still exquisite and atmospheric. It seemed that Luo ChengYun would send someone to clean up the place on weekdays.
Looking at the huge chandeliers on the roof and the landscape paintings on the walls, Luo XiaoLou asked, “125, that, where is my mother’s room?”
“Oh, you want to see where you lived? Come with me.” 125 said, jumping down and leading Luo XiaoLou to the stairs.
Luo XiaoLou followed 125 into the first room on the left. There was a large bed facing the bay window, and a landscape painting still hanging on the wall.
Luo XiaoLou turned around to find 125 jumping into a cradle cot as it said, “Back then, when you were just born, you were here.”
Luo XiaoLou froze, then laughed out loud and said to 125, “What do you think I’m here for? Help me find out if my mother left anything behind.”
This was what Luo XiaoLou had come in for. He had the exotic beast gene and since his mother also had the same, she might know more about it. If it could help him avoid any possible future calamity, that would be even better.
125 was scanning while Luo XiaoLou rummaged through the house. Luo XiaoLou then noticed that many places showed signs of having been tampered with. His hands trembled, perhaps Major General Luo ChengYun was looking for something too.
Luo XiaoLou leaned against the window sill, wondering where a mother would put the things she had behind left for her son, when his eyes slowly fell on the crib.
125 now also cocked its tail and buckled on the crib, “There’s a microchip in here.”
Luo XiaoLou struggled to remove the bed and indeed found the contents of the crib. In fact, it was a photo. Luo XiaoLou stared blankly at the photo, in which a baby with tiny arms and legs was sleeping in the crib, while a green Tyrannosaurus Rex was sleeping while hugging its tail next to the baby. A beautiful white hand was caressing the baby’s face, it was the hand of a mother.
125 proudly said, “See how clever the former owner was, sealing the microchip in the photo with her Source of Consciousness so no one would notice.” 125 touched the photo with its paw for a moment and said, “It’s just that it can’t be opened yet. It can only be opened when you’re promoted to a higher level.”
Luo XiaoLou thought about it and asked 125 to place the photo into its space. Since it could only be opened later, there must be a reason for it.
Then, unable to find anything else, Luo XiaoLou hurriedly left the villa.
That evening, after dinner, Luo XiaoLou didn’t rest, nor did he go upstairs to exercise, but turned around and went into the study.
Yuan Xi took a glance and followed him in.
Luo XiaoLou sat at the table and read his theory textbook. Ever since the last time Yuan Xi said he didn’t want Yates to tutor him, and Luo XiaoLou also found out that Yates was very busy — after all, Yates also had to prepare for the mecha competition — he started to read it by himself. He would also ask Yuan Xi if he didn’t understand anything. It was just that it had become a lot harder to read on his own than to consult Yates.
Luo XiaoLou used his pen to aim down all the key points on the e-book, and sometimes had to write some notes. Half an hour later, after he had finished a chapter, Luo XiaoLou rubbed his forehead and reached out to pat Yuan Xi, who had been hugging him from behind and resting his head on his shoulder the whole time.
Yuan Xi also came back to his senses from where he was busy on his own computer, his eyes shining brightly as he asked, “Finished reading?”
Luo XiaoLou deliberately didn’t look at what Yuan Xi was looking at, and only said what he needed to say. Yuan Xi quickly went through it, writing out the steps and results. Then he handed it to Luo XiaoLou and spoke the solution behind Luo XiaoLou’s ear with a hint of restraint in his voice.
Luo XiaoLou, sweating profusely, read the last question carefully, pulled Yuan Xi’s hand out of his clothes, turned around and said, “Finished reading. I’m going upstairs to the training room, you should go too.” He said before walking out quickly, without even a thank you.
Yuan Xi felt a little annoyed for the first time as he looked at the silent, codeless film playing on his computer, and then at his hard little brother. Usually every time he finished giving Luo XiaoLou a lecture, Luo XiaoLou would be provoked into enthusiasm, and then they would do this and that somewhere other than the bed. Luo XiaoLou hiding his shy expressions or tears, was really nice. But Luo XiaoLou seemed to be understanding less and less…
In half a month, they would be participating in the mecha competition, and Luo XiaoLou wasn’t too worried about his studies now that Yuan Xi had helped tutor him in theory. And in terms of expertise, needless to say, there was no one who could surpass him now.
Luo XiaoLou was most anxious about another matter. There were already eight bottles of strengthening agent, and he asked Manager Gao to keep an eye on it.
Luo XiaoLou decided to go to Kane’s again to experiment, and he mentioned to Shen Yuan that he wanted to build a Tier 3 mecha, but he wouldn’t dare to experiment with Kane’s Tier 3 mecha, and if he ruined one, it would cost him 10 million federal dollars.
Shen Yuan got a whole set of discarded Level 3 mecha parts through his own connections, and with their skills, they were able to fix the parts themselves.
Last week, Luo XiaoLou assembled the Level 3 mecha himself, and it was just about to be enhanced.
On Saturday, at Kane, Luo XiaoLou was walking towards the Mecha Manufacturing Department when a familiar young man walked in front of him — Shay, who was always with Yang Ke.
Shay smiled and looked twice at Luo XiaoLou, and said, “You don’t know yet, do you?”
Luo XiaoLou heart said, what do I need to know, but there was no curiosity on his face.
Shay turned pale, but still said with patience, “I heard that Kane selected the two best newcomers to represent the Kane Group at the PDG Family’s annual party, which is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the upper echelons. I originally heard that the candidates were Shen Yuan and you, but then they were changed to Shen Yuan and Yang Ke.”
The author has something to say:
The next chapter will definitely be a mecha contest, I think…
Maybe ShaoTian will be the first to discover about XiaoLou 😌 My gut says that. And you Shay whatever, you probably don’t know this but I still wanna tell you you’re not the MC of this novel 😐
And thanks for the chapter 👍🏻♥️
Aww, they sounds like good friends. Glad they look out for him, even if he’s already fine now. Working up his other past : )
Yes yes whatever Shay, our Luo XiaoLou deserves better! Besides, it was probably because he can make such energy boxes that it’s safer to not let him attend.
Thanks for the chapter! ^^
Why???? Why did they switch the person?
Nevermind, Luo XL got microship now he can only getting better and better.
Thank you for the chapter 😊
Hahaha…I think LXL is not interested with whatever Kane event..so you can save up your bad intention Shay😂😂😂😂
I think XiaoLuo will be happy, he is busy enough without having to attend some party. He already has enough connections and his upper echelon master cat! I so want to see Shay’s face after what was supposed to be mocking of turns into good news for XiaoLuo. 😏😝
Thank you for the chapter!!!
Thanks for the chapter!!!❤️
Reading about baby!LXL and 125 sleepy photo makes my heart soft, but also sad. 😢 We are getting closer to understanding the original LXL’s past.
It looks like Luo ShaoTian has become suspicious of his dad and is snooping for secrets! He protected LXL, so must at least know that it would be bad for LXL if he met General Luo Chengyun.
So many things LXL has yet to unlock about his body’s past. Maybe that’s why it’s even harder to tell YX anything.
Ignore Shay the 💩 stirer!!!
Thank you for translating.
Shay, you are hopelessly outclassed. You won’t get LXL with something that stupid. He’s Master Yan’s disciple.
Thank you for the chapter.
Poor Shay. Doesn’t realize the LXL has a great connections system already. YX is going to flare out after the competition.
All i can say to Shay,, So what???