Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Knowing that Luo ShaoTian wouldn’t recognize him now that he was wearing a disguise, Luo XiaoLou still subconsciously felt nervous and cowered in the corner with his head down, not speaking.
To Luo XiaoLou’s relief, Luo ShaoTian hadn’t looked at him the entire time.
The eight of them were in forest mode, and Luo XiaoLou had learned his lesson from the last time- getting into his mecha almost as soon as he entered the field, then flying up and into the cockpit with a few sharp rolls.
Luo XiaoLou’s stamina certainly hadn’t improved that much in a short period of time, but after the battle with Luca, Luo XiaoLou was pleasantly surprised to find out that as long as he controlled his Source of Consciousness, he could create an attraction in conjunction with 125. The origin of this power might have something to do with the exotic beast blood in 125’s body. By borrowing this power, Luo XiaoLou filled the disadvantage caused by his physical inability. After yesterday’s violence, his Source of Consciousness seemed to have improved, but it hadn’t been tested yet, which was a blessing in disguise.
Ten seconds later, the eight mecha were flying in all directions at a very high speed.
After carefully changing directions a few times and running a short distance away, Luo XiaoLou slowed down. He was going to find a safe place to hide for a while. Although as a mecha warrior this escape was not an open and aboveboard act, at an extraordinary time, with the military still watching outside, he had far more things to pay attention to than others.
Luo XiaoLou maneuvered the mecha towards a tall, ancient tree, and just then, the system beeped: Harbinger had been defeated and was now out of the game.
Luo XiaoLou was shocked, since it had only been seven or eight minutes since he had entered the arena and someone had already been eliminated. It seemed he needed to be more careful.
Luo XiaoLou suddenly hesitated as he looked at the ancient tree in front of him. The black trunk of the tree was quite strong, with lush branches and leaves, and the entire canopy was almost like a huge umbrella. Luo XiaoLou suddenly felt: Until it was scouted clearly, was this really considered a safe landing spot?
In the instant he hesitated, a white light shot at Luo XiaoLou head-on.
Luo XiaoLou almost jumped in shock, it was too close! He didn’t have time to dodge. Luo XiaoLou’s fingers typed in a line of commands extremely quickly, and the dark blue strapping mecha immediately turned 180 degrees in place and flew to the side.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t completely dodge the laser projectile just fired. The system prompted that the left mecha arm had been hit, and considering the level restriction, the left arm was now unusable.
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded. When he had come to report, he had filled in his information as a level 4 mecha, and 125 hadn’t given Luo XiaoLou any reminders or help during the mecha competition in order to be fair. When the mecha took damage, 125 automatically converted it to a level 4 mecha’s tolerance and judged it accordingly. The laser projectile was very powerful and accurate, as it crippled the mecha’s left arm with a single blow.
Luo XiaoLou had a strong sense of crisis and wanted to leave.
However, it seemed that Luo XiaoLou’s luck from his two days of competition had run out. As soon as he moved to his right, a long whip flew out of the tree canopy and eight shadows jumped Luo XiaoLou’s blue mecha.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t see it coming, his opponent was too fast to hide in the canopy of trees. After two days of competition, there were now less than two thousand players left, and the strength of the remaining players was much higher than that of the mecha warriors two days before.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t get control of his mecha until he had flown about ten meters out of the tree.
It seemed like there was no more suspense in this fight, Luo XiaoLou sighed, he was actually slightly satisfied to make it to the third day.
Luo XiaoLou flew his mecha as fast as he could in the opposite direction of the tree canopy.
Luo XiaoLou was shocked, he was still in control of the mecha, but a huge force was pulling the blue mecha to a halt in mid-air. The powerful opponent in the canopy behind him hadn’t shown his face yet, and Luo XiaoLou was sure that the man would be out to finish him off in no time.
Luo XiaoLou frowned and lifted his right foot, finding that he couldn’t move forward, not even backward! No way!
Then the system sounded a sharp warning tone: Warning! Warning! The energy of the mecha is being extracted, please take protective measures.
Luo XiaoLou’s fingers trembled, immediately calling up the energy interface. He noticed that there were red lines across the front of the mecha, the contact surface where the energy was being lost. He didn’t expect there to be so many contact surfaces, and the energy was being lost so fast that the numbers were decreasing rapidly.
And to Luo XiaoLou’s dread, that opponent had no intention of coming out at all, even though it had been at least five minutes since Luo XiaoLou started hanging in the air, like a lonely sacrificial prey. The energy box’s energy had been reduced by a third, and this was Luo XiaoLou’s own 20,000 Luo energy box. If it had been an ordinary one, he was afraid it would have already run out of energy and been sentenced out of the game.
Luo XiaoLou finally analyzed the current situation and understood why that opponent hadn’t made a move on him yet. The mecha that intercepted him was using an invisible giant net in the air, and the energy absorbed by this net was probably also siphoned to his opponent, so he wouldn’t rush out. Once he landed on the net, it would be impossible for him to escape.
From Master Yan, Luo XiaoLou had seen the material of this energy net, which was an extremely special material, Chen silk, that would absorb the energy as long as it flowed and would not let go.
At one point, Luo XiaoLou wanted to make a weapon out of chen silk, but this material was difficult to fuse with other materials, and it didn’t discriminate between enemies and friends. So apart from being attached to energy devices, even if it was installed on one’s own weapon, the weapon would still draw energy from one’s own mecha.
In the end, he could only give up, not expecting that he would encounter a whole net made of Chen Silk today. Even if he was the one trapped, Luo XiaoLou had to admit that this was too big of a deal.
This opponent who hadn’t shown up was too terrifying, and seemed to have planned it out from start to finish. Such as scrapping both of Blue Mecha’s arms, and just forcing him to die.
Luo XiaoLou had nothing to lose if he really lost to this guy. However, Luo XiaoLou narrowed his eyes- he was not happy. On the one hand, he came to the mecha competition to improve his own strength, and on the other hand, he felt closer to Yuan Xi, a mecha warrior who would become even stronger in the future. Only if he could keep up with him would Luo XiaoLou feel at ease. From the moment he knew his heart, Luo XiaoLou had been working hard.
While his energy was dwindling and Luo XiaoLou had no choice, another petite and gorgeous mecha flew in from the opposite side of Luo XiaoLou, which looked like a lady’s mecha.
The mysterious expert still didn’t show up, but the female mecha warrior had a sharp eye on the dark blue mecha floating in the air with two injured arms, and immediately turned around and flew towards Luo XiaoLou. It looked like it wanted to take the opportunity to do away with Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou narrowed his eyes, and was meditating on a way to get out of the situation. But as soon as he saw the female mecha warrior’s movements, his fingers immediately flew into action.
The moment the female mecha warrior’s alloy knife struck the dark blue mecha, the blue mecha suddenly disappeared from the air, and then, a figure landed in the waist high grass under the tree very quickly. The female mecha warrior was shocked and couldn’t react, because her alloy knife didn’t hit the mecha. Why did that person retrieve their mecha? Wasn’t this a death wish?
But the female mecha warrior soon discovered that she had a problem. Her weapon wouldn’t work. What the hell was this situation? She punched and kicked furiously, and the entire mecha quickly stuck to the web. She finally understood why the blue mecha had stopped still in the air then, it was simply a trap. And the harder she struggled, the louder the sound of energy flowing through the web.
As Luo XiaoLou tumbled onto the grass, the sound of 125’s angry roars and gunshots immediately rang out around him. Before the mecha in the canopy of trees could shoot him, Luo XiaoLou rolled into the river a short distance away with his head in his hands, then dived underwater to stick to one side and swam rapidly forward.
That’s right, Luo XiaoLou was blocking. Only by cutting off all energy could he retrieve his mecha, and chen silk wouldn’t stick to anything that didn’t have energy. And as long as that female mecha warrior was there, the opponent wouldn’t get out of there easily.
The female mecha warrior would provide energy for the chen silk, and that person could not come after him now if he wanted to accept the energy. Even if he did, he would finish off the female mecha warrior first.
Smiling, Luo XiaoLou returned to the shore after five minutes of swimming in the direction of the river’s flow. He had succeeded. Luo XiaoLou then received a message from the communicator on his wrist: Gu Xiaoyou had been defeated and was now out of the competition.
Luo XiaoLou immediately thought of the female mecha warrior, he frowned and immediately lowered himself to the ground, running to the rocky crevice on his side.
As soon as he got into the crevice and hid himself. 125 shouted in his ear, “Are you crazy? Don’t you know how dangerous it was to take back the mecha at a time like that? As long as you stay in the mecha, I can keep you safe. No one can really damage or open me even if they do suck out of my energy. What the hell were you thinking?! I’m literally going to have a heart attack from you!”
Luo XiaoLou wiped the water from his head and whispered, “That was the only chance I had. If I didn’t come out, it would probably be the end of the line.”
Luo XiaoLou was actually scared himself, so he didn’t correct the logical error that 125 didn’t have a heart at all.
“Then what are you waiting for? Go and enter the mecha,” shouted 125.
Luo XiaoLou gasped for breath as he reluctantly peered outside, intending to enter the mecha if there was no danger. 125 was right, hiding in the crevice and waiting for the game to end seemed like a childish idea.
Seeing nothing out of the ordinary, Luo XiaoLou began to leave the crevice, but before he could even take a step, a dark purple mecha appeared not far away.
Luo XiaoLou immediately tensed up, not knowing whether to continue or stay hidden.
When another mecha silently stood in front of the rock wall, Luo XiaoLou completely gave up on the idea of going out.
It was an incredibly familiar black mecha, and even though his back was turned, Luo XiaoLou recognized it as Luo ShaoTian’s mecha.
Going out now would be a death sentence, so Luo XiaoLou shrank back in.
Luo ShaoTian didn’t wait for the mecha to reach him, he just flew to meet it.
In the blink of an eye, the black mecha was already in front of the dark purple mecha, and before the mecha warrior could be surprised by Luo ShaoTian’s speed, a faint bright light rose and the dark purple mecha was already falling to the ground.
Before it hit the ground, the poor mecha warrior was desperate to find the strange black mecha waiting nearby. At the same time, he deeply regretted rushing over blindly.
Luo XiaoLou’s communicator soon received another message: CK has been defeated and is now out of the tournament.
He may be a good player, but it’s unfortunate that he was fighting against Luo ShaoTian. However, Luo XiaoLou didn’t think this was the same player he had just met. Luo XiaoLou clenched his fists and silently prayed that he wouldn’t be the last one he’d fight. He was ready to enter the mecha as soon as Luo ShaoTian left, and it was probably even more dangerous now.
However Luo ShaoTian’s next move made Luo XiaoLou freeze, as the huge black mecha walked back. Luo XiaoLou was frustrated. Did Luo ShaoTian intend to be lazy as well?
As it turned out, Luo XiaoLou had guessed correctly. Luo ShaoTian didn’t get up until the last player was out after fifteen minutes, and then flew to the coordinates.
Luo XiaoLou finally got back inside the mecha and said excitedly, “I made it into the top 908.”
125 was still making a scene and ignored Luo XiaoLou. Luo XiaoLou maneuvered the mecha quickly through the forest, hesitated for a moment, and then asked, “Do you think the black mecha just turned its head and saw me?”
After a moment of silence, 125 said indignantly, “It’s not important. You have time to pay attention to other men, you might as well go back as soon as possible. You know, in the last two days, you were mostly placed in the beginning of the match, and I interfered with your match order, trying to get you to leave the venue before Yuan Xi. But today, you can’t tamper with this pattern. If you get caught by Yuan Xi, don’t expect me to save you.”
Luo XiaoLou was surprised, “You actually managed to do that?” Then he smiled, “Thank you for thinking of me.”
125 grunted and stopped talking.
Arriving at the coordinates, as the match was over, the tunnel entrance had been opened. Luo XiaoLou jumped out of the mecha, and several people were making their way to the lounge in succession.
The baby-faced teenager smiled as he passed in front of Luo XiaoLou and said, “Oh my, it’s a shame I let you escape, your energy box is pretty good.”
Luo XiaoLou stared at the smiling, baby-faced teenager and almost spat blood in depression. This was the expert!
“Hey, where did you get the energy box?” Babyface hugged Luo XiaoLou’s shoulders in a self-conscious manner. But after realizing that his entire body was still dripping wet, he pretended to smile apologetically and withdrew his hand.
Luo XiaoLou looked ahead at Luo ShaoTian and didn’t dare to speak, just shook his head.
Then Luo XiaoLou got rid of baby face and left the restroom, taking a shower after passing the medical checkup, his clothes would have to be changed anyway. As he changed his clothes and headed out, Luo XiaoLou met Luo ShaoTian again, who gave him a sidelong glance before continuing inside.
Luo XiaoLou had a ghost in his heart but was even more clueless, so he quickly left the mecha competition venue. He found a place to remove his disguise and went back to his place of residence.
True to 125’s words, Yuan Xi didn’t take long to return. He still looked relaxed, which was really infuriating, causing Luo XiaoLou to secretly grind his teeth. He had gotten away mostly by luck today, and would probably have a hard time passing the fourth day of the competition.
With that in mind, Luo XiaoLou asked Yuan Xi to give him Cloudy Sky, wanting to give it a routine overhaul tonight, because the war, for Yuan Xi, was just beginning.
Today’s match pattern must have been very much to Yuan Xi’s liking, because he looked excited.
When he heard that Luo XiaoLou wanted Cloudy Sky, Yuan Xi leaned in to kiss Luo XiaoLou and said proudly, “Don’t worry, I’ll definitely bring you back this time. You’ve been watching me compete every day, so tell me, how did your man do today?”
Luo XiaoLou looked sideways at Yuan Xi with shining eyes waiting for praise, who trembled as he said, “I’ve never seen a more handsome and valiant warrior than you, my dear!”
Yuan Xi had been praised by others, everyone was praising him highly, and after just a few days of the tournament, Yuan Xi’s fan base had increased exponentially. The tickets for Yuan Xi’s venue were always in short supply, Luo XiaoLou complained jealously in his heart.
Yuan Xi raised his chin, thinking Luo XiaoLou’s complement was a bit too easy, but it was acceptable in the sense that it was satisfying. So Yuan Xi easily caught his soft, warm slave on the couch, ready to give Luo XiaoLou a deeper appreciation of his bravery in bed. There was still time in the afternoon to hang out with Luo XiaoLou, but that would have to wait until after it was done, and besides, Luo XiaoLou would be delighted.
While the two of them were tossing around, the communicator on Luo XiaoLou’s wrist rang, and Luo XiaoLou pushed away Yuan Xi who was buried in his neck, shuddered and gasped, “It’s Tian Li, I’ll ask him what’s up.”
Luo XiaoLou clicked on the connection, and there immediately came Tian Li’s voice, “Hey, what’s going on with you now? You don’t go out the door, do you? And don’t you dare say you’re not afraid-“
Luo XiaoLou’s sweaty hairs stood on end, looking at the obviously dark-faced Yuan Xi, his heart screamed out that it was bad, and he quickly interrupted Tian Li, “Say it quickly.”
“Ahem, it’s like this.” Tian Li suddenly started to sound awkward, and after two seconds, he said apologetically, “Mu Chen was injured and his mecha is damaged.”
Luo XiaoLou’s eyebrows furrowed, and he couldn’t help but ask, “Even if you can’t fix it, aren’t there still mecha makers provided by the competition?”
Tian Li said dejectedly, “The damage is great, and Mu Chen didn’t let the tournament organizer’s mecha maker look at it. He said to let you come over.”