Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Don’t bite, your hands are dirty.” The handsome face of the young man’s eyes were calm, as if he really just simply thought that Ding Fei’s hands were too dirty. But it was also true that in the process of building, Ding Fei’s hands had long been covered with all kinds of dust and oil stains, really not suitable for the degree of entrance.
After being stopped, Ding Fei also realized that she had almost done something terrible. She pursed her lips, but looking at Xie Quan’s expressionless face, she only felt that she was full of anxiety and had nowhere to vent it. She shook off Xie Quan’s hand and spoke in an impatient tone, “You… You don’t understand!”
She frowned, her eyes confused as she continued to search through the pile of materials. “Why, why is it gone?”
At that moment, a concerned voice of inquiry came from next door. “Is something missing? Ding Fei, do you want me to help you look for it?”
Ding Fei raised her head and looked to the side, it was the alpha student who was building next door, and she looked familiar.
“You…” Ding Fei’s pupils shrank. She recalled, they are mechanical students. She once saw them and Bessemer together playing ball!
Looking at the provocative gaze in their eyes, Ding Fei squeezed her hand tightly. Underneath, her tense voice suppressed anger, and she didn’t even ask. She said directly and confirmingly, “It was you who took away my energy locker.”
Although the race was reopened, the regular race was never so formal; everyone was basically just finding a random open space and starting their own construction. This time there were many participants, and the interval between each group could only accommodate one foot.
After the material was spread, even the distance of one foot was almost non-existent.
In this case, if you want to steal something from the next group, it was easy. Just, generally speaking, no one would do such an unethical thing. After all, they were all students of the Empire’s highest school.
Yet it was not expected that someone would steal her materials in order to befriend Bessemer.
Ding Fei recalled that she had only left when she went to the registration desk to make sure the materials were complete, and that should be the time when she moved.
She couldn’t help but curse, “Shameless! Are you guys so afraid that he will lose to me?”
The alpha student just gave a disdainful laugh in the face of Ding Fei’s anger. He shrugged his shoulders and said innocently, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Then his gaze swept Ding Fei from top to bottom with some condescending contempt. “But as a beta, your current achievement is already very good and deserves praise. You should still recognize your own identity and stop thinking about things that don’t belong to you.”
Hearing this, Ding Fei was even more certain that they were the ones who secretly took away her energy locker. Because she was too angry, her body was shaking involuntarily, she cursed loudly, “You bastards! I’m so ashamed of you!”
That alpha student was completely unmoved, he just mockingly watched Ding Fei’s fearless struggle. “Whatever you say, I think you’d better work hard and finish your work, as the second ranked student in the mechanical department, abandoning early is the most humiliating thing.”
“How dare you want to make a power pod, you really don’t know how much weight you have.”
“Eh? What’s happening?” At this time some of the audience seats that were close also noticed the abnormality on Ding Fei’s side and paid attention to it.
The student council members belonging to the competition organizers also noticed the situation here, and two of them came over and asked, “What’s going on here?”
Ding Fei bit her lips tightly; although she had not much hope, she still said, “They stole my materials.”
“This…” When the student council members heard this, they were a little shocked and a little incredulous.
After all, this was the Empire’s first military school, or the famous Mechanical College. How could someone who could enter here do such a low-level thing?
The alpha student smiled and grunted coldly as he argued, “Isn’t it too brazen to choose the power pod without knowing how high you are and now falsely accuse us of stealing your materials when you can’t finish it?”
The other party was not expected to reverse right and wrong, and Ding Fei’s eyes widened. “You!”
At this moment, the members of the student council also spoke up, they said, “Ding, you have confirmed the integrity of the material package at the beginning, according to the rules of the competition, you cannot replace or replenish the material after the competition starts, unless you can provide evidence that they stole your material, otherwise…”
Ding Fei heard, and the little hope left in her heart was dashed. She didn’t even know when they did it, and where would the evidence be? But without the energy locker, the most core energy processor in the power pod could not be completed.
At this time the time in the field just issued a reminder, Ding Fei subconsciously looked up, at this time the big screen shows that the game time had passed three hours.
This meant that there were only three hours left.
Did she have to give up like this? She thought reluctantly. At this time Ding Fei’s gaze just saw the gloating looks of the team next to them. Her heart of anger was immediately ignited by the explosion. She clenched her hand, and after a moment did not resist the urge to rush up.
Damn, they ruined her game, they also do not want to compare!
However, she had just taken a step away when Xie Quan grabbed her hand again. The cold palm pressed against the skin of her wrist, and that clear and elegant youth stopped her reckless action.
Ding Fei subconsciously looked back, only to see that his face was as calm as ever.
Although he was thin, Xie Quan’s strength was not small, and he directly pulled the person back, and then let Ding Fei stand to his side. After that, he said to the students, “It’s okay, we’ll look carefully, please.”
The students looked at each other, not knowing what to do, but Xie Quan had said so, and they finally nodded. “Okay.”
When the student council left, Xie Quan dropped his hand. Ding Fei thought Xie Quan thought he wasn’t looking hard enough and didn’t believe her. “I’ve looked everywhere! No! They’re the ones who stole it!”
They really were kids.
Xie Quan shook his head helplessly, he looked at the students standing over there still waiting to see what was going on, and pulled his gaze back to place it on Ding Fei in front of him, he simply asked, “Do you have proof?”
“I…” Ding Fei momentarily choked, but the next second she looked at Xie Quan. At that look of staying out of the way, she suddenly had a feeling of anger. “Don’t you forget that if you lose the game you’re going to be humiliated by Bessemer! I came forward to help you! Now that the stuff is gone, you don’t come out of the same nostril as me, and you’re still here asking me for evidence! If I wanted to have evidence, I would have taken it to the student council at the beginning, why would I wait until now?”
Why does this person still look so calm? Does he know the seriousness of the problem?
Faced with Ding Fei’s emotional outburst, Xie Quan was not affected at all, he said to the point, “So you have no evidence.”
“…” Ding Fei was silent for a moment.
“Without evidence, it’s useless for you to say more.” Xie Quan’s tone was so calm that it seemed a bit cold at the moment.
Ding Fei was stimulated by Xie Quan’s overly calm words and sucked in a breath of cold air, she was about to speak, but Xie Quan said again in front of her, “Even if you go and smash their work, it will only disqualify you from the competition and then let others watch a good show, other than that, you won’t gain anything.”
He was right.
Ding Fei’s heart was still unconvinced, and she asked in a hard tone, “So what do you say?”
Xie Quan said in a very matter-of-fact tone, “Complete the power pod, of course.”
At this moment, Ding Pei confirmed in her mind that Xie Quan was a layman! He may not even understand what an energy locker was! She patiently explained, “The energy locker is…”
Xie Quan took over from her and said, “It locks the power supply source in the energy processor and provides a stable environment for atomic motion.”
“… Now that you know, you should understand that without the energy locker, the energy processor can’t be completed, then even after building the power module, it’s just an empty shell.”
Power pod, as the name implied, was the existence of the power for the mecha.
A power module was good or bad and showed how high its energy burst value, and how high power energy could be stably output. Without the energy processor, this power pod would not be able to develop energy and output.
Wasn’t that just a fake toy?
But Xie Quan shook his head, his long fingers grabbed some fine iron rings and put them in his palm. He said without much fluctuation, “Just because there is no energy locker, doesn’t mean that the energy processor can’t be completed.”
The person who said such astonishing words but not much expression on his face, which made Ding Fei feel a moment of confusion, is he serious, or is it a joke?
At this time, the next team of students did not go back to continue to build their own work, but has been listening to the side. For them, they also did not want to really get any results in this competition, in their eyes the winner would only be Bessemer.
So it was more interesting to see the jokes of Ding Fei than the competition.
Hearing Xie Quan’s words, before Ding Fei could react, they were the first to laugh out loud, “What a layman, is this the ‘big man’ who previously disliked our regular season as meaningless? Ding Fei, with such a big brother who can build an energy processor without relying on the energy locker, you must win the championship.”
Xie Quan turned his head, a pair of eyes that reminded Ji Cheying of the icy lake on the snowy mountains of Vichia were full of seriousness. “Mn, she will be the champion, no need for you guys to worry about it.”
The alpha student’s tone cooled down because he didn’t get the desired reaction from Xie Quan. “…You just wait until after the match to thank Bessemer properly.”
And the teammate next to him raised his eyebrows. “Yeah, I’d like to see how you guys can finish this one.”
Xie Quan sighed again.
Not taking their words seriously, Xie Quan simply ignored them and turned back around, then began to look for what he wanted in the pile of materials that had been tossed around.
Originally still suspecting that Xie Quan was only joking, Ding Fei saw Xie Quan’s actions, she asked incredulously, “Could it be… Are you serious?”
Xie Quan did not raise his head, his hands and eyes quickly picked out dozens of materials, then said carelessly, “I don’t like to joke.”
Other student-“We know you’re actually better, so we need to make it impossible for you to win”
XQ- “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to shine brighter!”
I’m going to enjoy how much better they look when they win and make improvements that wouldn’t have been thought of otherwise!
Oh my gosh! I can’t wait!! Seriously can’t wait for the face slapping! XQ is a genius and these folk were critical and just mean!!
Cheaters; it’s a weird kind of compliment really, as unnecessary if Ding Fei were crap. Bessamer better be ready for some humiliation.
The unflappable can’t be flapped by a bunch of immature, arrogant Alphas 😁
Looking forward to the conclusion and some very shown up small fries.
Thanks for translating and editing.
Each chapter released rather too short for the readers to full fill the pleasure of reading. This novel is very interesting as the plot is moving forward.
I want to see what he does
Thank You for the new chapter (•‾⌣‾•)و ̑̑♡
What an awful thing to do. I can’t wait for them to get faceslapped.
Thank you for the chapter!
Thank you mob charas, for letting yourselves get faceslapped ( ˘ ³˘)♡ if it weren’t for the power mod missing, mc wouldn’t get the chance to show more ~~