Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou calmly sat on a chair outside the arena since he still had to wait for the final result. There were many people waiting with him, but everyone tried to keep some distance from Luo XiaoLou, though there were also people sneaking a look at him. However, unlike the slightly sarcastic looks from the morning, there was more envy and admiration in everyone’s eyes now.
Shen Yuan breathed a sigh of relief and looked out at Luo XiaoLou with shining eyes, who was undoubtedly a genius in mecha manufacturing. This genius was now in Kane, and he worked with Luo XiaoLou personally, following his master’s instructions. Not only did Kane receive an improved design for the mecha parts and a Grade 4 Energy Box but he also gained a friend.
Shen Yuan and Master Di Jia were close in thinking, and at some point they couldn’t help but consider Kane’s position as a place like home that they’ve worked hard for.
Shen Yuan also understood the reason why Master Yan recommended him to be exempted from the exam was because in Kane, Luo XiaoLou was really not as good as him now. However, Shen Yuan felt that more importantly, Master Yan knew that his students were capable of passing the test and getting what he wanted. This was not so much a form of trust, but rather a form of confidence.
Master Yan swept a glance at the final results negotiated by the Mecha Makers’ Association and sat down in his chair with nerves, squinting and drinking tea.
Shen Yuan was willing to bet that if Luo XiaoLou were to be treated unfairly again, Master would show his opposite side.
Luo XiaoLou’s smiled when the results finally came out, Rank 4! The highest rank of this certification.
This was only the certification exams for junior mecha makers. The rank certification must be done step by step, and the highest rank in the junior exam was Rank 4. In addition to him being Rank 4, there were no Rank 3, nine Rank 2, and the vast majority of them were Rank 1.
Among the Rank 2 mecha makers, Luo XiaoLou saw a familiar name, Yang Ke, but the first two from the Saint Miro Academy Mecha Manufacturing Department, Ze Ya and Shay, were both Rank 1 mecha makers. It seemed that old Yang was right, Yang Ke had worked very hard in the past six months. At least he had proved himself by being the first in his age when he first entered the school. Luo XiaoLou didn’t count himself in because of the Source of Consciousness power which was a super cheat.
In the end, Bless, a disciple of Master, tied with Shen Yuan and Luo XiaoLou, who were recommended by Master Yan, for first place, both being Rank 4 mecha makers.
Upon seeing Bless’ name, Luo XiaoLou was stunned and then smiled, Mu Chen was indeed very good. In terms of mecha warriors, Mu Chen was much stronger than him, and in the field of mecha makers, he was definitely not inferior to him.
However, although there were three people tied for first place, that magnificent technique, the surprising Spiritual Power control ability, and the high-profile status made the media give the most attention to Luo XiaoLou, and the moment they knew the result, the screen in front of the audience was already full of praise.
[His Highness the future Prince Consort, the genius of mecha manufacturing history!]
[Who could be more suitable for our prince than him? Many famous families have been dissatisfied with the accusations since, but Luo XiaoLou has proven with strength that there is no one to replace him.]
[Our last Prince Consort was the greatest mecha fighter and we expect that this time we can have one of the greatest mecha makers of all time.]
The media always added insult to injury when a public figure was down, but there’s no denying that Luo XiaoLou had been thoroughly accepted by Federation people and won the hearts of most this time because of the media hype.
The next day, the media who had criticized Luo XiaoLou came out to apologize, showing that the royal family was still very much in love with the prince and had somewhat accepted the prince consort.
That evening, Luo XiaoLou was excited to talk to Yuan Xi about the results of the certification.
Inside an academy a few planets away, Yuan Xi hummed into the communicator as he watched Luo XiaoLou on TV and continued to listen to Luo XiaoLou’s excited chatter.
At the door, Rod took a peek inside and immediately retreated, deciding to pretend he hadn’t been here today so as not to be silenced. Was that person with the gentle, spoiling smile really the prince? But – how on earth did he maintain a cold, hard tone in that state or mood?
Luo XiaoLou ended his communication with Yuan Xi with satisfaction, then lay down on the bed, and on the other side, 125 took the opportunity to get into bed.
125, tugging on his little blanket, muttered discontentedly, “Hey, can you stop doing that? There’s nothing to be proud of! You have the noble exotic beast bloodline. Be noble and graceful – uh, well, if you help me prepare twenty Energy Boxes tomorrow, I’ll never laugh at you again.”
The lights dimmed to the sound of 125 slowly lowering his voice.
The next day, Luo XiaoLou was stuck in traffic as soon as he left the house; he had anticipated the possible impact of the media, but he really hadn’t expected it to be this big.
The old director of Bardis’ Mecha Manufacturing Department was waiting outside, and after a meeting, he invited Luo XiaoLou to visit the Mecha Manufacturing Department.
After Luo XiaoLou arrived at the Mecha Manufacturing Department, the president of Bardis Academy appeared with a big smile on his face.
The media immediately broke the news that Saint Miro Academy’s rival, Bardis Academy, had offered an olive branch to invite the future Prince Consort to study at Bardis Academy, and guaranteed that His Royal Highness the Prince Consort would receive the best possible education, the most satisfying independent working laboratory, plus a generous scholarship.
Saint Miro Academy reacted immediately to this kind of digging, and the headmaster and head of year made a special trip to their deadly enemy’s academy, though under the guise of friendly exchanges with other academies.
The headmaster of Saint Miro Academy was all smiles as he disembarked from the ship, and the head of year had the same expression, but he was cursing in his heart, “This damned Bardis Academy, don’t you have any talented students? And even if you don’t, is it glorious to steal from someone else’s school?”
Even worse, if Luo XiaoLou did leave, the Prince would definitely follow suit, and maybe that was what Bardis Academy had in mind. If they both left, Saint Miro Academy would lose two geniuses at once, and geniuses with special status. Given what he did to Luo XiaoLou in the beginning, the headmaster would definitely kill him…
The headmaster of Saint Miro Academy said to the reporters, “Luo XiaoLou? No, of course he hasn’t used any tricks to get ahead. He has been working very hard since he joined our Academy, and I have never seen a student who worked harder than him. Of course, he is a genius, and he has proved himself with his strength. Also, Luo XiaoLou is the youngest Rank 4 mecha maker in our school, and his achievements will go down in the school’s history. I’m proud of him.”
The Head of Year was busy chiming in and praising Luo XiaoLou loud and blatantly until he himself and the media beside him began to feel sick.
Luo XiaoLou was surprised to see the headmaster walking up to him. He hadn’t expected this to be such a big deal.
The headmaster of Bardis Academy laughed and said sarcastically, “Look, isn’t that headmaster Alston? Your sudden and unexpected visit to Bardis Academy really surprised me.”
headmaster Alston smiled slightly and said amiably, “Headmaster Walker, it’s good to see you again. I came, firstly, for academic exchange and secondly, of course, to pick up our school’s outstanding students. On the way, I heard someone was bothering them.”
The Head of Year director watched helplessly as the two headmasters began their routine meeting ritual, sarcastically demolishing each other.
Luo XiaoLou, also dripping with sweat, quietly walked out. This time, it was safer and more reliable to follow Old Man Yan.
When he arrived at Old Man Yan’s office, Luo XiaoLou was still thinking about what he had just seen at the Bardis Mecha Manufacturing Department, how every school had its own unique characteristics. There was a very distinct difference between this department’s teaching methods and his own school. He was so engrossed in his thoughts that he didn’t notice a person walking in the distance. After seeing Luo XiaoLou, that person immediately changed his route and walked directly towards Luo XiaoLou.
“Would you consider changing schools?”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned and turned around to find that it was Yang Ke who had asked the question, “Transferring schools? Of course not, why would I want to change schools?”
In front of Luo XiaoLou, Yang Ke’s normally indifferent face finally had an expression, he looked relieved and calmly said, “Mn, although you caused me to fall out of the top spot in only one year, I still hope you can stay at Saint Miro Academy, our alma mater is the best! We should be proud and work hard instead of abandoning it.”
Luo XiaoLou nodded silently. Although he didn’t have such a deep affection for Saint Miro Academy like Yang Ke, he still liked it. At least the tenth class was good. Moreover, Yuan Xi, Yates, Tian Li, and Mu Chen were all there. At that moment, Luo XiaoLou’s face even saw Luo ShaoTian and Luo ShaoJun in his head. He must have been too tired yesterday and was confused…
Luo XiaoLou finally said, “Thank you, I’ll stay. And, congratulations on becoming a Rank 2 mecha maker.” It was something to congratulate, after all, there weren’t many who had earned the status of a Rank 2 mecha maker. It spoke volumes that in school, or in Kane, Yang Ke had put in his best effort.
When Luo XiaoLou had gone far away, Yang Ke’s voice came from afar, “I admit that I’m not as good as you, and I lost heartily, but one day, I’ll catch up with you.”
Luo XiaoLou laughed, “Go for it then, but I don’t think it’s that easy.”
Yang Ke looked in the direction Luo XiaoLou left and clasped his hands together. I will try my best to catch up to you with my strength, and I will also let Ling Xu see me.
Shay and Ze Ya, who were eavesdropping not far away, gritted their teeth. Yang Ke is so nosy, what’s wrong with Luo XiaoLou leaving?!
After getting permission, Luo XiaoLou pushed open the door of Old Man Yan’s lounge. He was surprised to find that there was another old man in the room, although he did not recognize him, the young man behind the old man was very familiar.
Mu Chen saw Luo XiaoLou enter the door and smiled slightly.
After Luo XiaoLou greeted old man Yan and Shen Yuan, he looked at the old man next to him who looked him up and down. This… is my online master? God, how about this wrongdoing, no, it should be dog blood ……
Mu Chen seemed to know what Luo XiaoLou was thinking and winked at him.
Old Man Yan said with satisfaction, “This is my apprentice, Luo XiaoLou. Come here. This is Master Hebrew.”
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded again, the Master Hebrew who was on par with Master Yan?! Luo XiaoLou certainly wasn’t regretting that he had missed his chance to be another Master’s disciple, he just thought that in some ways his shit seemed too good.
Master Hebrew looked at Luo XiaoLou for a few moments, nodded his head, and snorted as he turned to Master Yan, saying, “A good seedling, you’ve really spoiled it.”
Master Yan sneered at Master Hebrew and lifted his chin at Luo XiaoLou, who silently turned to serve tea. Master Yan then looked proudly at Bless, who was standing impassively behind Hebrew.
The eyes conveyed a message, Look at my apprentice, how filial.
Master Hebrew glanced grudgingly at his young apprentice who acted cool, and looked at the tea in front of him, which was of course brought over by Luo XiaoLou. Master Hebrew’s eyes were complicated. Old Man Yan’s apprentice’s personality was not like him at all.
Shen Yuan frowned at the people who followed him, turned to Luo XiaoLou and said, “XiaoLou, maybe I shouldn’t say this, but I still want to remind you. With your current grades and status, there will definitely be many families or groups that will try to grab you, and these families or big enterprises have complicated relationships, so you must choose carefully. If it’s really hard to choose, you can talk to Yuan Xi.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled and nodded, “Shen Yuan, don’t worry, I understand.”
Bless gave Shen Yuan a playful glance and turned to Luo XiaoLou, “Be careful, I think Master will figure it out soon enough. He’s seen the way you handled the materials yesterday, and even I could see that similarity.”
At Shen Yuan’s baffled expression, Luo XiaoLou’s face darkened.
That day, after listening to the lecture, Luo XiaoLou returned to Planet Anse physically and mentally exhausted. Master Hebrew and Master Yan initiated a new round of bickering at the Bardis Academy, and although it was commonplace, not many people knew the truth, and this time it wasn’t academic at all.
Yuan Xi saw those messages inviting Luo XiaoLou at the dinner table and didn’t make a statement, but took out a letter from his chest and said, “This is what the military department asked me to bring back. They are very interested in you.”
Luo XiaoLou’s eyes lit up, and he knew it was from the goodness of his heart, “Then choose the military, you’re there anyway.” Tian Li had always wanted to go to the military, and if nothing else, Yates would probably end up there as well.
Yuan Xi nodded in satisfaction, “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you.”
Luo XiaoLou’s mouth twitched. Well, maybe you’ll be short of someone to give you your food, clothing, and transportation at that time.
In the evening, when the two of them were soaking in a bath that was getting cold and about to dry up, Yuan Xi’s communicator suddenly beeped. Yuan Xi clicked on it with a dark face, and a message from Guard Officer Rod appeared on the screen.
[The person who put out false rumors about His Highness the Prince Consort has been identified, a student from your school. In addition, we were able to get…mmh.. a surprise in the process of tracking them down. We found nude photos of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort on a media outlet. I’ve already sent someone to retrieve the original chip and delete that news overnight. What do you want to do about the nude photos?]