Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo is rubbing hands excitedly for this chapter (´∩｡• ᵕ •｡∩`)
The Mecha Department students were also waiting nearby for the training to start. It was a two-way street, and both sides knew it well. In fact, the Mecha Department students were still the main attraction.
Although the Mecha Department was the hottest major, there were a large number of people. However, because of the genetic relationship, the Mecha Manufacturing Department had more students than the Mecha Department. As a result, there were one point five Mecha Manufacturing Department students per one Mecha Department student. The social status of the Mecha Warriors was always much higher than the Mecha Manufacturing Department. The Mecha Manufacturing Department students also showed their intention to please, even if they were reluctant to do so.
Of course, a class of students or those with backgrounds and connections would not need to bow like that.
It wasn’t a formal grouping until a month later since this was only a practice test. If the group was not satisfied midway through, they could change their partners at any time. But it more or less affected the selection of the two departments’ personnel when it came to the formal grouping. After all, they were practicing together now and there had to be some goodwill and tacit understanding.
Tian Le was complaining from the side and Luo XiaoLou was a bit depressed. Their Class 10 was in a worse situation. Even the Mecha Department had a Class 10, but those mecha warriors with their eyes in the sky wouldn’t want to choose a worse partner again.
The teachers of the two Departments were keeping order in the lobby. In a little while, they would start forming free teams with each other.
Luo XiaoLou considered for a moment. Rather than this, it was better to practice by himself. He had 125 anyway, and Yuan Xi had told him about the training methods of mecha warriors. As for the question of forming a team in a month. Luo XiaoLou sighed — Let’s think about it later.
Luo XiaoLou turned around and walked inside the training room. Luo XiaoLou had to speed up his pace, but then a man suddenly ran in from outside. He ran directly to the Mecha Department’s Teacher. He smiled and apologized, “Sorry, Teacher, I’m late.”
Mecha Department’s Teacher sighed helplessly, but his tone was very spoiled, “Zhuang Yi, lost track of time again? You’re so confused. What if this was the time for actual field training? Come on. Grouping is starting now.”
Zhuang Yi scratched his hair that was sticking up everywhere. The handsome face looked cute because of the confusion, and many girls had already started to see red hearts. Zhuang Yi looked around. He casually grabbed Luo XiaoLou who was passing by the front of Mecha Manufacturing Department and said, “Let’s take him.”
For a moment, the chaotic hall was suddenly quiet.
Even the teacher looked at Zhuang Yi and Luo XiaoLou in silence. They should encourage Mecha Department students not to have any prejudice, and have an active choice. But…
Luo XiaoLou was also shocked. He would’ve been able to get through that door to the training room in no time! But what was the meaning of this guy coming out of nowhere?
Then, one of the students from the Mecha Department’s class spoke up, “Zhuang Yi, you don’t know that person, but the one you chose isn’t from that class over there. He’s from Class 10. Even if you’re confused, don’t be so confused. Hurry up and change partners.”
Another guy chimed in, “Yeah. You’re the eleventh in our class. Next year, you’re sure to K.O. the tenth to become a top student. Your partner can’t be someone as bad as him.”
The Mecha Manufacturing Department students of Class 10 were still anxious for Luo XiaoLou, but most of them were in the mood to watch.
Someone in the front row said, “He didn’t pick this moment to come towards our class to make up for the numbers, did he? Class 10 was supposed to be picked last. Don’t pick this time if you want to perform high.”
Zhuang Yi’s face showed a look of dilemma. Luo XiaoLou rolled his eyes in his heart. What are you embarrassed about? It is better than anything for you, in this situation, to just change people. Just don’t let the eyes of the students from both departments focus on him anymore.
Luo XiaoLou thought as he pushed Zhuang Yi out, while saying, “I’m just passing through. You can change —”
Zhuang Yi interrupted Luo XiaoLou’s words, “Didn’t teacher say yesterday that there shouldn’t be any difference in treatment between departments and classes? I think he’s fine. Let’s settle with him.”
Luo XiaoLou was ignored in front of Zhuang Yi. His words were even more unheard. Luo XiaoLou pushed a few times, but the smiling Zhuang Yi didn’t even move a muscle.
The Mecha Department’s physical strength is too perverted!
As soon as Zhuang Yi’s words came out, the teacher and the students were too embarrassed to persuade him anymore. He himself was willing and set an example. What could they say? Only then did Zhuang Yi look down at Luo XiaoLou for the first time and say, “Let’s go. Let’s go in first and start training.” He really didn’t mind who he had chosen.
Now that the situation had become like this, Luo XiaoLou’s refusal would be a bit preposterous. He followed the man inside with an ugly face. There was actually nothing wrong with being chosen, he could train by himself anyway. But this guy who was confused the moment he came in… He was really too good at pulling hatred on people!
Luo XiaoLou was now probably famous again in the Mecha Department and Mecha Manufacturing Department — a Class 10 student who will do anything to team up with an outstanding student.
No matter how sad and angry Luo XiaoLou was, Zhuang Yi still excitedly pulled him inside.
He chose precision training. The setting was half-mountains and half-desert, and the simulation monsters would keep increasing until eventually reaching one hundred, and there was also a time limit. This was the high level training for long-range attack accuracy. Easy training would have stationary targets or a handful of moving targets. His shifting speed moved to later simulate attacking a monster.
After closing the door of the training room, Zhuang Yi was like a completely different person. The smile on his face, that was confused and caused girls to shriek, disappeared.
He called out his mecha, then looked at Luo XiaoLou and said, “Feel free to look around. I’ll be very involved in my training, I can’t take care of you. I rarely have problems in training and I shouldn’t bother you.”
You mean there’s no need for a mecha maker at all because you’re the best, right?! I don’t really need mecha warriors to team up with either…
Luo XiaoLou said no nonsense and moved directly according to Zhuang Yi’s wishes. He also saw that Zhuang Yi was a very good Mecha Department student. He didn’t care if there was a mecha maker or not, that’s why he could just pick anyone.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t leave the training room. He used Yuan Xi’s card to open the virtual chamber before lying down in it.
He hadn’t tried long-range attack accuracy training, and for men, shooting was still somewhat appealing. Luo XiaoLou got into the virtual mecha cockpit, carried the particle cannon and started strafing — very low hit rate.
Even so, he still didn’t give up. His hand speed had improved a lot recently. Even if he couldn’t hit, it wasn’t that easy for a monster to catch up to him.
125 suddenly said, “Try using Source of Consciousness to control the Simulation Monster.”
Luo XiaoLou was stunned. Source of Consciousness could be used like that? But that’s a bit too far fetched, isn’t it?
“According to your current beginner’s level, it’s completely impossible in reality, but you can try your best in virtual training. It’s also a way to exercise.”
Luo XiaoLou closed his eyes. Those monsters were gone and in their place was a single point of light. The monsters were just virtual data, so the form they took under the Source of Consciousness power immediately changed.
Control? Luo XiaoLou did it the old way. Try to make your Source of Consciousness power surround the spot of light.
I can’t. The distance is too far. The distance is too great, Luo XiaoLou frowned in discomfort. Manipulating the mecha, he moved towards the point of light. When he got close, he released his Source of Consciousness again.
Huh? Or not?
“Nope. It has an effect. Look closely.” 125’s voice sounded in his ear.
Luo XiaoLou couldn’t easily tell by judging only the points of light in his head. The movement speed of the giant monster from the outside did change.
Luo XiaoLou closed his eyes. While trying to control the spot of light, he dodged more and more monsters. His fingers were moving fast on the buttons. The mecha he was piloting dodged clumsily and quickly through the group of monsters.
If he tested his hand speed now, even some of the Mecha Department students would be ashamed.
The virtual monster was chased and tossed around by Luo XiaoLou for an afternoon. 125 felt that Luo XiaoLou had no talent at all, but he was really a serious and down-to-earth person who was willing to work hard.
I’ve been watching him for so long. 125 thought silently. If the monster hadn’t been just that pathetic data, it would be wanting to cry — let’s just give it a quick death!
This continued until the system forced Luo XiaoLou offline, and Luo XiaoLou was once again sweating profusely as he tumbled out of the virtual chamber, leaning there to catch his breath.
The training taking place in the internal combat range was also over, and a blue and white mecha pulled up to the door. Then the cockpit opened, and a tall, thin man flopped down. Behind him, the breeze blew among the mountain mists. In the desert yellow sand, the monsters were no longer visible.
Luo XiaoLou, who was sitting on the ground, watched enviously. If one day he could drive a mecha, would he have a chance to come back as a hero?
“So what. You’re going to make a lot of progress as soon as I’m fixed. You’ll definitely become the most famous mecha warrior.”
Luo XiaoLou had a smile on the edge of his mouth. At least there was still hope for him.
When Zhuang Yi came out, he saw Luo XiaoLou leaning against the virtual pod. Surprised, he raised his eyebrows, “You’re training?” He had thought Luo XiaoLou would get bored and leave first.
Luo XiaoLou nodded. “I just looked around. But your training is really difficult.”
After Zhuang Yi put the mecha away, it seemed that he was back to being that young man with the big grin. He walked over to look at Luo XiaoLou’s training records.
Two hours. Only killed one in the first two minutes. Then never eliminated a single monster…
That’s a broken record, too. Class 10 sure is scary…
Zhuang Yi smiled and held out his hand to Luo XiaoLou on the ground, “Let’s go. From today onwards, we’ll train together.” No matter what, as long as it was quiet and not noisy, he could tolerate it all.
Except for the interlude of picking someone to team up with, Luo XiaoLou felt satisfied as well. At least Zhuang Yi didn’t pull him along to watch him the whole time, and make him offer a few words of praise and flattery when necessary.
Zhuang Yi and Luo XiaoLou walked out of the training room one after the other. In the lobby, Luo XiaoLou looked around for Tian Le’s figure. It was unknown what kind of person that guy was teaming up with.
At this moment, another door opened. The special class students also came out.
Luo XiaoLou himself felt an icy gaze, but it lasted only for a second. It seemed to be Luo XiaoLou’s illusion. The girl who had chased after Yuan Xi was there and talking to Yuan Xi.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart was again inexplicably uncomfortable. No longer waiting for Tian Le, he politely said goodbye to Zhuang Yi and walked outside first.
The handsome and confused Zhuang Yi was quite popular in the Mecha Department. Even the teachers were very fond of him. Many people had already started to greet him now and sent sympathetic glances to his partner.
Zhuang Yi certainly didn’t care about any of this. But, when such a partner was still completely unpleasant and not actively communicating with him, and even swaggered away first, he still raised his eyebrows.
Luo XiaoLou walked to the information building when he found a familiar car parked in front of him. He was stunned. He walked over to the car and quickly opened the door and got in.
Yuan Xi’s face was even darker than usual. He sped out of the school at an unbelievably fast speed.