Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
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The next day was Saturday, and early in the morning, Yuan Xi took Luo XiaoLou to the mecha club. Luo XiaoLou couldn’t tell which way was southwest or northwest, due to the speed of the car. Yuan Xi swiped his card, and the club staff immediately stepped forward and took him into a training room, a spacious area for mecha fighters to train.
After the staff left, Yuan Xi pressed the space button on his neck and the huge white mecha appeared in front of Luo XiaoLou.
Standing eleven or twelve meters tall and all covered in silvery white, it had a bright material, as if light was flowing all over its body, just like its owner — it was beautiful and proudly alluring.
Luo XiaoLou walked around the mecha in delight, wanting to drive the beautiful mecha once, but also to take it apart and study every part.
Yuan Xi stood with his arms folded for a moment before finally coming over and asking casually, “Would you like to come inside with me?”
“Can I, can I?” Luo XiaoLou stammered back in reply to the question, his eyes lighting up in surprise. Yuan Xi wasn’t one to talk, he didn’t even let him touch it at first.
“Sure, I’ll allow you in for a little while.” Yuan Xi announced proudly with a nod. Then, he looked at Luo XiaoLou’s slightly lean body and hesitated for two seconds, before wrapping one arm stiffly around Luo XiaoLou’s waist, and quickly jumping up.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was in his throat. He didn’t think that Yuan Xi could actually be this fresh with people. Did it take this kind of pervert’s physical fitness to even be able to drive a mecha? Oh my God, can I really do it?
No more than five seconds later, the two had arrived in the cockpit.
Luo XiaoLou sat in the passenger seat next to Yuan Xi, a position that didn’t require one to drive, and with proper security, even ordinary people could get in. The cockpit of the mecha was still predominantly silver-white with black buttons, just like the virtual online mecha, but Luo XiaoLou felt that there was something new everywhere.
Luo XiaoLou got up to his knees on his seat, straightened and tilted his body to look at the screen and buttons in front of Yuan Xi.
“Sit still and don’t move.” Yuan Xi glared at Luo XiaoLou and activated the safety device for him.
“I didn’t even know that the mecha originally had a secondary seat inside since the Dopp 01 I was driving didn’t have one at all. Hey, this is just great!” Luo XiaoLou kept talking like a bumpkin.
“Of course — of course there is, there’s always a second seat in a premium mecha.” Yuan Xi shot an unnatural glance at the excited Luo XiaoLou, “It’s just that the cockpit is the heart of the mecha, and mecha owners usually don’t let anyone else in — like mine, I have never let anyone else in.”
Luo XiaoLou was surprised and looked back at Yuan Xi, who was blushing a bit, and immediately realized that Yuan Xi was helping him again in an awkward way. Luo XiaoLou smiled and said, “I understand, thank you. Best master ever.” Ahem, God forgive him, he’s a disgusting ass kisser!
Sure enough, Yuan Xi gave him a disgusted look.
“Can you tell me about the function of these buttons?” Luo XiaoLou took it as a no-show and shamelessly asked. He felt uncomfortable when he thought of being defeated by GD and not being able to fight back. Moreover, learning this would also be very helpful for his profession.
Yuan Xi agreed without any sarcasm, and began to explain and demonstrate the buttons to Luo XiaoLou in a very serious manner.
When Yuan Xi got to the key in the extreme right, Luo XiaoLou, who was sitting on the far left, leaned over from his seat.
Yuan Xi stiffened and looked with annoyance at Luo XiaoLou, who was almost half-sprawled over him… was he trying to be embraced?
When Yuan Xi reached out with his hand and touched Luo XiaoLou’s body, his hand actually trembled slightly. Yuan Xi tried to push him away and changed his arm into a position where it hugged him. Only when Luo XiaoLou looked over at him in surprise did he blush and say angrily, “You’re so… — I’m inconvenienced. You’re such a hassle and a hindrance. Forget it. Give me your hand and I’ll teach you how to recognize the function keys.”
Luo XiaoLou’s whole body trembled with excitement as he learned how to drive a mecha for the first time, and even though Yuan Xi was furiously red in the face, he couldn’t shake his determination to learn. He did not care about his face, and his mouth was only full of words to please, “Thank you so much, it’s been hard for you, so I’ll massage you tonight, okay? I really want to learn and you’ve taught me so well.”
When Yuan Xi had explained all the buttons, he pushed Luo XiaoLou back into the passenger’s seat and said, “I’m going to do the exercises and show you one side of the basic movements. You better remember them carefully. Don’t expect me to show you a second time.”
Luo XiaoLou nodded repeatedly and sat obediently in the passenger seat, watching the movements of Yuan Xi’s fingers and the field that appeared on the screen. Yuan Xi drove the mecha to the obstacle practice area, moving fast on the basic straight lines, turns, and even quicker around obstacles. The white mecha moved through the training room, its route bizarre and aesthetically elegant.
In the control room of the club, a man stroked his chin and said, “He hasn’t done basic exercises in a long time. Don’t tell me he smoked something?”
The attendant beside this man nodded heartily. Yuan Xi actually let someone else into his cockpit, he must have smoked something.
By the time Yuan Xi stopped, even Luo XiaoLou, who was in the passenger seat, was sweating profusely and breathing heavily.
Quick, too quick! Whether it was hand speed or reaction, it was a speed that Luo XiaoLou had never seen before, worthy of being a genetic S-Rank powerhouse. Were all the people in the Class 1 this powerful?
Yuan Xi turned his head to look at Luo XiaoLou and said, “Well, since you’re in here, I’ll give you a chance to practice. Next to the engine is an energy box, go and try to change it.”
He said this while tossing Luo XiaoLou a Level 3 energy box. Luo XiaoLou’s wrist shook. A Level 3 energy box, 140,000 federal coins! He really couldn’t afford to pay for it if it broke!
But obviously it was simple, and Luo XiaoLou himself wanted to cherish the opportunity to practice, so he shook his hand and pressed two keys. The screen showed the agreement to replace the energy box, and Luo XiaoLou picked up the box and held it out to Yuan Xi’s side.
“Wait.” Yuan Xi suddenly frowned.
“What’s wrong?” Luo XiaoLou asked with trepidation.
“Something’s wrong, the color of this energy box —” Yuan Xi said while taking the energy box in Luo XiaoLou’s hand. It really had turned into 0 Luo.
Luo XiaoLou shuddered in shock and spoke almost with a cry, “I, I — I must have broken it, I’ll repay you.”
Gosh, was his hand an energy box killer, or was he an energy conductor system? Sure enough, this rebirth was perverted! He knew it!
Yuan Xi gave Luo XiaoLou a blank look, but didn’t get angry, “Forget it, I shouldn’t have expected you to be able to do it.” He pulled out a new one to replace it.
The emerald green stone on Luo XiaoLou’s chest was much brighter in color. Luo XiaoLou felt a heat in his chest, but he thought it was a phenomenon of not being comfortable in the cockpit.
After a morning of practice, Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou left the mecha club.
This time, Luo XiaoLou asked Yuan Xi to take him to buy a Miki cake, and he agreed with a look on his face that said he couldn’t help this spoiled brat.
At the cake shop, Yuan Xi got out of the car for the first time and followed Luo XiaoLou into the shop, immediately attracting the attention of the sales people. Luo XiaoLou was hesitant to buy a bigger cake for him, but Yuan Xi was already standing over the most expensive fruit cake and smiled politely at them. “This one, and this one, two of each.”
Not much time had been spent wrapping up the four boxes of cakes, and as one of the blushing sales person looked over, Yuan Xi said without changing his expression, “You know, family will always have some little hobby that a man can’t refuse.” As he said that, he turned back to Luo XiaoLou’s direction and called out, “Here, come get your cake.”
So Luo XiaoLou carried the four boxes of cakes out of the bakery under the strange gazes of the sales people, wondering as he walked, ‘What’s going on? What’s that look in her eyes?’
Yuan Xi very calmly opened the car door, carried the four boxes of cakes from the arms of his family member, and then the car disappeared from the front of the bakery.
The sales lady went red-eyed, saying, “Oh! If only I could marry a man who would come to the shop and buy a cake for me himself —”
Another interjected in a dreamy tone, “He must be very spoiled! Can’t leave anything to his dear, and by the looks of it, I’m sure he’ll be buying several home robots!”
“Ai, what a happy man…”
And now, the happy Luo XiaoLou was bringing dinner to the table with a mumbled question, “You can still eat dinner?”
In fact, Yuan Xi had been quite good this time, eating three boxes of ‘Luo XiaoLou’s cakes’ after asking Luo XiaoLou’s opinion, and only leaving one box for Luo XiaoLou. Yuan Xi looked at Luo XiaoLou and moved his own portion of the dinner without pulling a single bit in front of him.
“Actually, I’ve been meaning to ask, how can you stand my cooking? Why not bring some of the food home from school?” Luo XiaoLou asked casually.
“Ah, it’s actually okay. I’ll put up with it even if you make it awful.” Yuan Xi said fussily as he ate.
In the evening, after Luo XiaoLou cleaned the bathroom for Yuan Xi, Yuan Xi was already waiting for him on the bed in his bathrobe, in a manner that made Luo XiaoLou feel embarrassed.
Yuan Xi hung his head and watched as Luo XiaoLou straddled him and massaged him. Luo XiaoLou’s fingers were long and thin, very white, and very nicely shaped, with thin calluses on his palms that were very comfortable to the touch.
No strength, genetics that were not good enough, but actually good looking, good and obedient, and not dangerous, so no need to defend himself — this was the man he’d chosen himself, Yuan Xi thought with satisfaction.
The next day was a Sunday. Luo XiaoLou went to the place where he worked according to his original plan. When he entered, he found that Yang Yi, who was in charge of him, was not there.
When he asked around, they all smilingly told Luo XiaoLou that Yang Yi had signed a contract with the Kane Group and was now a senior manager at the head office. Luo XiaoLou was a bit regretful, because Yang Yi took good care of him after all.
Another manager smilingly told Luo XiaoLou that Luo XiaoLou belonged to him now, and while he knew that Luo XiaoLou was fast, he didn’t know that he was in charge of Grade 2 parts. He only instructed Luo XiaoLou to choose the one he was best and fastest at.
After thinking about it, Luo XiaoLou chose Part 05 and Part 08, two Grade 1 parts. Since he was now learning about Grade 1 parts, he would rather earn less money than not have access to actual parts.
At noon, Luo XiaoLou handed over the three sets of Part 05 and one set of Part 08 he had finished. However, Luo XiaoLou was surprised to find that the people in charge of receiving the finished parts were very unfamiliar to him, and even the two managers were very respectful to them.
While eating, Luo XiaoLou quietly asked what was going on.
The worker on the side told him, “Who knows, since Mr. Yang signed the contract and left, the higher-ups have sent this group of people. It is said that every time we process a part, it is immediately sent to check the quality, and now the requirements are getting really strict.”
Luo XiaoLou looked up. It seemed that there was no change in the workers, and that the test was not as strict as expected.
After lunch, several people walked out together, and a man on their side suddenly said, “Old Yang, it’s time to go to work. Haha, it’s rare to see you’re not in a hurry today — Huh?”
The man suddenly stopped, and everyone turned back together to find Old Yang lying on the table, out cold.
A few people rushed Old Yang to the factory’s medical room, where the doctor examined him and injected a tube into him, before Old Yang slowly opened his eyes.
“Doctor, what’s going on? Is Old Yang okay?” The people around him asked with concern.
The doctor shook his head, “It’s not really a serious illness, he’s just tired. I say Old Yang-ah, you don’t have to work so hard. Even if your family is under pressure, if you fall, what do you want them to do?”
Old Yang was pale, but a smile appeared on his face when he heard the doctor’s words, Luo XiaoLou knew that he must have thought of his children. He had heard that they were all students in higher education now.
Luo XiaoLou suddenly thought of his parents and felt a sorrow in his heart. How hard it would be for them if he disappeared completely. Thinking of this, Luo XiaoLou shook Old Yang’s hand, and he decided to teach Old Yang the simple method for assembling Part 05. Anyway, the changes to the Grade 1 parts were not much, and the performance would never get worse, so the top wouldn’t fire him for something like this.
This way, Old Yang would have more income and wouldn’t have to work so hard from early in the morning to late into the dark.
As expected, the doctor did not dissuade Old Yang, but Old Yang insisted on going back to work, and Luo XiaoLou followed Old Yang into his workshop. Old Yang looked at Luo XiaoLou in amazement, then Luo XiaoLou slowly came over, picked up the Part 05 beside him and started to put it together. His movements were not fast, but very rhythmic, and his fingers moved gracefully. Old Yang didn’t know why, so he just kept watching.
It wasn’t until Luo XiaoLou finished the part that Old Yang opened his eyes wide in surprise, and looked at Luo XiaoLou, “You– you–”
Luo XiaoLou laughed, “Uncle Yang, I’ve changed this part slightly, but don’t worry, the quality inspection level is definitely passable. This will save some of your time, and I don’t think it’s a bad thing for Uncle Yang.”
Old Yang looked at Luo XiaoLou in shock for half a day, suddenly got up, took a few steps and came over. He held Luo XiaoLou’s hand tightly, “Thank you, XiaoLou, thank you so much, you don’t know how much this will help me…”
Luo XiaoLou helped the agitated Old Yang to sit down and said, “However, Uncle Yang, you have to promise me one thing, if anyone asks, you must not say that I made this alteration.”
Old Yang looked at Luo XiaoLou for a moment and said solemnly, “XiaoLou, don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone your name, nor will I let anyone see this method.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled and nodded. After making sure that Old Yang had learned it, he left his workroom. He wasn’t blindly trusting anyone, and in the end, even if someone knew that he was the one who changed such a Grade 1 part, it wouldn’t really lead to anything major.
When Luo XiaoLou returned to his workshop, a knock suddenly sounded on the door.
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