Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
With eight days left, they would soon be going to the LuoFu Star to look for the source fruit. Luo XiaoLou intended to continue making Tier 7 mecha. With his preliminary practice, constructing mecha for Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian should be a lot smoother.
With this in mind, Luo XiaoLou began to prepare the materials.
Ivan knew nothing but was a master of materials, so he helped Luo XiaoLou to choose some of them, and then showed off a few things to Dees beside him.
Luo XiaoLou then picked the best materials from their selection. When the materials were complete, Luo XiaoLou said to the two of them, “Here. You can observe how I handle the materials first, and then while I make the parts, you can get familiar with the Grade 1 materials.”
Dees and Ivan, of course, had no objections. One was determined to learn mecha manufacturing techniques for the sake of his master, Ling Xiao. The other was doing it for the sake of Grey Galaxy, and as usual, felt that his small shoulders could carry the flag. The two people had a low foundation, but learned with exceptional seriousness. They watched with rapt attention, as Luo XiaoLou skillfully handled the materials.
Luo XiaoLou explained while he worked on it. “This is pyroxene. It’s the hardest of the Grade 7 materials because it contains more carbon and F20 elements. When handling it, choose the third instrument, so that the characteristics of the material will be maintained to the maximum.”
Ivan’s eyes lit up. In fact, the impact of the instrument on the material was almost negligible, of course, because he had contact with all the low-level materials. But he had never seen someone who would seriously choose instruments for such little influence.
At this moment, Ivan sincerely agreed with the words of Master Maku. You can learn a lot by following him.
Dees, on the other hand, wasn’t very skilled in holding an instrument and was filming Luo XiaoLou’s movements. Since he had just come to this world, he wasn’t as familiar as Ivan, so he wanted to record it for repeated observation.
In fact, it was difficult to enter the workshop of a high-tier mecha maker because most didn’t like to be disturbed.
The more advanced a mecha maker was, the more he or she could learn, even the little things like handling materials or combing lines could benefit him or her.
However, the more advanced the mecha maker, the more temperamental he or she became, not to mention the eccentric makers. It was simply impossible to have the opportunity to record a video, but Luo XiaoLou could understand them.
Therefore, these two people chose Luo XiaoLou as their teacher. Although he wasn’t the best, he was the most suitable.
Luo XiaoLou’s smooth and fluid movements were admired by the two, and his proficiency with the materials and instruments seemed to be deeply embedded in his bones. Even during the explanation, Luo XiaoLou’s hands didn’t pause in the slightest.
Dees and Ivan’s breathing lightened, and they watched dizzily from the side.
After an hour passed, Luo XiaoLou wiped the sweat from his forehead, and looked up at the two of them. “Okay. This is the treatment of Grade 7 materials. It’s quite complicated compared to Grade 1 materials, but some things are the same in essence. Now, you guys come with me.”
Luo XiaoLou brought the two to a nearby workroom. First, he personally selected ten simple Grade 1 materials. Then, one by one, he explained the name, characteristics, role and processing methods.
After the lecture, Luo XiaoLou smiled at the two. “To begin with, get familiar with handling them. The first time you do it, don’t use force. If you encounter problems, you can come out and ask me.”
Dees and Ivan nodded. The two had watched for half a day, and had long wanted to try their own hands at it.
Luo XiaoLou went back to the outside room. He thought about whether to try the method Master Yan used when he instructed him. To give them chip teaching, and then let the two people assemble the parts themselves. The thought of someone to share the wonderful experience of those days and nights, Luo XiaoLou was suddenly a little excited.
After coming out, Luo XiaoLou continued to work on the Level 7 materials, and after concentrating, he was much faster. Luo XiaoLou began to use Source of Consciousness for duplication to double up on the materials each time.
In this way, by the evening, Luo XiaoLou had processed most of the materials. When he got up, dizzy and ready to rest, he was surprised to find that Dees and Ivan weren’t out yet.
Luo XiaoLou walked to the door of the workroom and found that the two were having a heated discussion, both with piles of processed materials at hand.
“How’s it going?” Luo XiaoLou asked with a smile.
“It’s okay. There are three questions that I need to ask you.” Dees looked up and said seriously. He didn’t feel ashamed to discuss problems with Ivan at all. In fact, the kid was so smart that he wasn’t any slower to learn than him.
Luo XiaoLou finished giving the two of them a lecture and walked over to the table to inspect their completed materials. He was surprised to find that both had mastered all ten materials, and although there were good and bad results, it was evident that they were becoming more and more proficient in handling the materials.
“Not bad.” Luo XiaoLou praised from the bottom of his heart, then pointed to the communication device, and said, “Let’s stop here today. It’s already late.”
Ivan, as proud as 125 with his tail up, took Luo XiaoLou’s arm and headed out, while Dees said goodbye and left. He was going to join Ling Xiao and the others for dinner.
The next day, the military department sent someone over again. Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but be surprised since his mecha were gone.
The officer saluted, blushed a little, and said, “Your Highness, I’m not here to ask for a mecha. Ahem, you can’t exactly say that. This time, the military department sent you some Grade 6 and higher materials.”
Only after he saw Luo XiaoLou’s joyful expression, did the officer gather enough courage to continue. “The Lieutenant General said that he hoped you would send a mecha to the military department when you made one in the future.”
Luo XiaoLou smiled and glanced at Yuan Xi, who didn’t change his expression. Previously, the Ministry of the Military hadn’t sent the material, but he had promised Yuan Xi to give a mecha to the Ministry of Military. However, this time the Ministry of the Military was quite sensible and didn’t make him come up with his own materials. Luo XiaoLou looked at the long list of materials in his hand. The more he looked the more his eyes widened. Worthy of the Ministry of the Military, there were a lot of rare materials…
Luo XiaoLou also took the opportunity to ask for some first-class materials for Dees and Ivan. The officer recorded them one by one, and said he would go back and apply.
That day, Luo XiaoLou finished processing all the materials and officially began to make mecha parts. He didn’t hesitate to consume Source of Consciousness by using duplication.
Luo XiaoLou worked day and night in this way, and allowed Dees and Ivan to follow suit and learn, until Yuan Xi returned to the palace and came to the studio to pick them up and the three of them happily emerged.
Yuan Xi frowned at Luo XiaoLou, “Time is rather tight, but you have to take care of your body first.”
When he saw Luo XiaoLou’s gratitude filled gaze, Yuan Xi said unnaturally, “If…you get sick, it’s not like I have to take care of you.”
Luo XiaoLou recalled the only time he was taken care of by Yuan Xi, in the Gray Hole. He involuntarily winced and said, “Hubby. For your sake, I will take care of my body.”
Dees and Ivan, who were hiding far away, were fine. 125, who was hanging on Luo XiaoLou’s neck, shivered hard for a few moments, but didn’t dare say anything.
God, these two people could completely participate in all Imperial Capital happiest family competitions with ease. They were an old married couple, yet they still looked like newlyweds in love. Perhaps 125 underestimated the loyalty or stubbornness of Yuan Xi.
On the third day, Luo XiaoLou began to fuse the beast genes and assemble the mecha. This time he also prepared four copies of the materials.
When he first started to fuse the beast genes, Luo XiaoLou frowned. If it was smooth sailing when he fused the Grade 6 parts, now he felt a hint of resistance. Sure enough, halfway through the fusion, the fusion of the waist part failed and the first Tier 7 mecha could no longer become a bio-mecha.
Luo XiaoLou paused for a while. He carefully recalled the steps he took, the mistakes he might have made and ran through them over and over in his head.
After a long time, he sat down again in front of the second mecha’s parts. He took a deep breath and continued assembling. The assembly, which lasted into the evening, was two-thirds complete when a flash of white light passed through Luo XiaoLou’s hands. He straightened up, depressed. He’d failed again.
This was simply impossible in the past, but now, the truth was laid out in front of him.