Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Although the battleship was small, it was the newest luxury battleship of the Ministry of Military Affairs, and it was equipped with very advanced equipment. Especially the weapon system which the captain was very proud of, including the high light particle cannons and precision ray guns all over the sides of the battleship, and all kinds of fusion bullets piled up in the reserve warehouse.
What? Expensive? No, they didn’t care about that! They could afford it! The military’s special fleet deserved such a magnificent, perfect and powerful lineup, that’s why their ships were chosen to accompany the prince and the sons of God on the trial mission. Captain Kent was proud of this, and he was confident that he would be able to lead his crew through the trial with the prince.
At noon, Luo XiaoLou swallowed his saliva and decided to spoil himself. If he put aside the dangerous trial mission they were about to undertake, this was more like a pleasant vacation. Hundreds of thousands of Federation coins for a bottle of wine, the tender and delicious seafood, the perfectly cooked veal chop…
“Oh, the shiny fork, the spoon, the knife – God, and with this hand-carved pattern! Will you – will you give me a few?” An equally agitated voice in Luo XiaoLou’s ear praised fervently with an aria, while making its own small demands.
Luo XiaoLou ignored the humiliating voice and let it chatter and complain in his ear, never wanting to have to explain why the prince consort had eaten all the cutlery in front of so many people.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t make a sound as he filled the plate in front of him with food, and to keep himself from being too conspicuous, he filled the plate next to Yuan Xi’s with food as well.
The eyes of the surrounding people were a little straight. Since they were all proud sons of heaven, they all had the best table manners, but this really didn’t matter as it turns out that the royal etiquette was more… liberal.
Yuan Nuo glared at Luo XiaoLou in disgust, and then looked at his cousin with a sympathetic eye, bowing his head and eating gracefully. Yue Shang smiled slightly, refocusing his attention on Yuan Xi.
Yuan Xi was definitely one of the most calm people, he just glanced at Luo XiaoLou, and continued to discuss with the others about the possible problems and strategies to deal with them during the trial as if nothing had happened.
Neither Luo XiaoLou nor Abel joined in the conversation, as long as they could make sure the mecha were in order it was a normal task.
Anyway, with a few days on the road, Luo XiaoLou decided to start testing and maintaining the mecha for these people in the afternoon. 125, on the other hand, could do this on its own, as long as it was given enough Energy Boxes to shut it up. After six months of stockpiling, Luo XiaoLou had stored enough Energy Boxes with 125 for both Cloudy Sky and him.
Luo XiaoLou wondered to himself, sweeping his eyes over Mu Chen, if he should ask for Mu Chen’s mecha or not. It wasn’t that Luo XiaoLou wanted to work more, the key was that Mu Chen’s mecha was the most important to him. He had gotten the most familiar with it…
Luo XiaoLou looked down and found that he had received a message.
Luo XiaoLou put down his fork and chose to read the message, which was very short: Don’t talk to me in front of these people.
Luo XiaoLou was stunned for a moment, not even replying, and simply turned off his communicator. Although he controlled his facial expression, his heart began to churn. Mu Chen’s words clearly meant that he wanted to create the illusion of an average or even bad relationship with him in front of these people.
Now that he thought about it, Mu Chen would discreetly disguised himself as Bless when he asked him out to make mecha, and the reason probably wasn’t just to keep people from finding out that he was also a mecha maker.
Luo XiaoLou immediately thought of something else, Mu Chen was the one who was chosen by Yue Shang, and before that, Yue Shang and Mu Chen were not even on the same Planet. Not someone in the top ten, he might as well be Yates in rankings alone.
“Alright, let’s stop here for now, I don’t think any difficulties can stop us. Even if it’s an A-grade mission from the military, we’ll definitely be able to complete it. This is just the first step on our way to success.” Yuan Xi finally said.
The others immediately seconded the idea, with fervor and excitement in their eyes, their goal was to succeed. Just because the military couldn’t do it for more than a decade, didn’t mean they couldn’t do it either.
Luo XiaoLou put down the cutlery he was holding with some hesitation, and found that Yuan Xi had been so generous as to eat all the food on his plate.
Everyone got up and headed out. They could enjoy the next few days off.
A preoccupied Luo XiaoLou wandered around the room where Yuan Xi worked for a while before going back to his bedroom to take a nap.
After waking up, Luo XiaoLou asked for a mecha from the Yuan Xi group and ignored Mu Chen, who was in the other group and a classmate of Luo XiaoLou’s. His behavior did give the impression that the relationship between the two was quite abnormal. Luo ShaoTian and Ling Xu had no interaction with Mu Chen, and Yuan Nuo didn’t know Mu Chen at all.
When Luo XiaoLou went to ask for the mecha, Luo ShaoTian and Ling Xu didn’t say anything and just gave it to him. Yuan Nuo instead muttered, “Are you okay with this?”
“You can also choose Abel, I won’t force you.” Luo XiaoLou said smilingly.
Yuan Nuo stared at Luo XiaoLou suspiciously for a few seconds, but still placed his mecha in Luo XiaoLou’s hands. Without enough trust, mecha warriors would never hand over the mecha which was most important to them to anyone else.
Luo XiaoLou knew this of course, so he tested it even more carefully.
While Luo XiaoLou was busy, Abel was also busy on the other side of the testing room, collecting the mecha from the members of Yue Shang’s group.
Abel’s testing technique was unique, and his physical ability was much better than the mecha makers Luo XiaoLou had seen. The man was busy working up and down the huge mecha, moving swiftly and with an aesthetic sense that made him comfortable to look at.
It seemed that the person who was chosen by Yue Shang to bring the trial mission was truly not an ordinary person. Luo XiaoLou even sensed that this young man had a comparative thought in his heart, but he didn’t have such a thought. To Luo XiaoLou, this was work, and work to be taken seriously.
Luo XiaoLou watched Abel test the mecha admiringly for a moment, before ignoring everything around him as he turned to face the mecha in front of him. His method of detection was the most straightforward, no fancy moves, but it demanded absolute results.
And, while those machines were working, Luo XiaoLou’s right hand was placed on the mecha where Abel or the camera couldn’t see it. His Source of Consciousness force was used for thorough internal inspection and maintenance.
He was now able to control his Source of Consciousness, thanks to Master Yan’s strict requirements, and Luo XiaoLou used Master Yan’s training method to train the Source of Consciousness, multiplying the intensity several times. The result was actually quite good, even 125 approved of it.
When Luo XiaoLou got out of the last mecha, it was already late afternoon. He wiped the sweat from his forehead and realized that he was hungry again after the afternoon’s work. Stretching, Luo XiaoLou put the last mecha away, greeted Abel with a smile, and turned to walk out.
As Luo XiaoLou went out, Abel looked at the closed door with a complicated expression, clenching his hand at his side hard. He couldn’t accept that he had actually lost to Luo XiaoLou, maybe because he had been dismissive and not serious, or maybe because Luo XiaoLou had done a rough job. But he would never lose to him again.
Everyone in Yuan Xi’s group smiled when they received their mecha, even Ling Xu, who didn’t talk much. Luo ShaoTian, who was aloof, thanked him for the spare mecha he used in training today, but apparently it didn’t work as well as the first one.