Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Ling Xu looked at Luo XiaoLou and noticed that he had his head down. He had the tendency of trying to bury his head in the ground. Ling Xu’s brow could not help but frown, and after a pause, he handed the last material card to Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou was too busy sneaking glances at Bless, and, on the other hand, trying to ignore Ling Xu’s words. Bless was the one who had caught his attention.
Luo XiaoLou noticed that Bless beside him was dressed all in black and seemed to be almost the same image as on the internet, half a head taller than him, so the front of Bless’s face could not be seen with his head down.
However, the corner of his eyes could see the light red hair on Bless’s shoulders and his long hands holding the material card.
Luo XiaoLou only had one feeling after seeing the wig, and that was that it was a shame — he could have sworn that the wig on Bless’s head was the same one he had seen on the website last time, and that he had changed it to a light yellow.
Until he walked off the stage after receiving his award, Luo XiaoLou couldn’t control his eyes and stared at the person next to him.
The person beside him noticed Luo XiaoLou’s gaze. In fact, if their nerves weren’t so thick, it would have been hard to ignore Luo XiaoLou’s passionate gaze.
Black eyes darted over, right eye blinking slightly before avoiding the Kane Group’s oncoming group and walking away without looking back.
Luo XiaoLou looked away in stunned silence, this was definitely Bless! And his main reason for coming to the competition was probably for the materials too. Also, this height, this movement, they were all so familiar ah, ah! Who the hell is…
On the award stage, Ling Xu coldly stared at Luo XiaoLou who hadn’t looked back since the beginning, a hint of doubt rising in his eyes.
Yang Ke and Shay’s eyes were almost always on Ling Xu, and when they saw Ling Xu’s expression, their faces were somewhat unsightly. As Ling Xu walked out, a few people hurriedly chased after him.
Ling Xu said the address to the driver and leaned back in his seat to stare at the ceiling. Luo XiaoLou — compared to the past, he seemed to have changed a bit. At least, the previous Luo XiaoLou would never be able to make a whip like that. Was he really talented in mecha making and then Master Yan found out about it?
Thinking of the infatuated eyes that used to follow him, and then thinking of the eyes of the stranger now, Ling Xu suddenly felt uncomfortable.
Yang Ke kept looking at Ling Xu, his fingers gripping the table.
At this time, Shay suddenly smiled and said, “Ling Xu, we are so grateful that we were able to participate in the competition this time. It was very insightful.”
Shay’s voice was clear and crisp. As soon as he spoke, the dull atmosphere in the car disappeared, and the crowd focused their attention on him.
Shay smiled and continued, “San Jin, Buck and I heard that Brother Yang is interning in your company. We are all extremely envious and want to work here as well. Do you think it’s okay?”
Ling Xu looked at Yang Ke, who was pale, and indifferently said, “Do not bother me with this kind of trivial matter. If you guys want to go to Kane, you can just apply for a job directly. They are always hiring interns there.”
Shay’s face stiffened, then he regained his smile and said, “That’s fine, the three of us will work hard, thanks to you, Ling Xu.”
Yang Ke’s nails dug deep into his palm. By now, of course, he could see that Shay approached him with another purpose, and that purpose was either to enter the PDG family or to befriend Ling Xu. Ling Xu was still giving him face and ignored Shay.
Yang Ke coldly looked at the three classmates on his side. He had always been nice to them, and had even kindly brought them over this time, but he didn’t expect them to harbor such thoughts.
San Jin and Buck looked at each other, laughed awkwardly, and said, “That, it’s the same wherever we go for an internship.”
Ling Xu didn’t pay any more attention to them, just tapped out Luo ShaoJun’s name on the communicator and sent a message over, [Do you have a minute? What’s up with Luo XiaoLou?]
Within two seconds, there was an immediate reply, [After he left the Luo family, there has been surveillance, but it’s mostly about the people he comes into contact with. Since Yuan Xi appeared, the surveillance has not dared to be too obvious, and a lot of things are out of our control. Even when he went to work in your company, I found it inexplicable, but I guess he’s not giving up on you.]
Ling Xu looked at the last sentence and raised his eyebrows slightly.
Luo XiaoLou happily took his material card to the nineteenth floor. Although he was short of money, for mecha makers, materials were much more important than money. Since it was now past the end of the day, and the lab, which was always busy, was empty, Luo XiaoLou walked through the lab towards Master Yan’s office.
Luo XiaoLou knocked on the door, and after hearing Master Yan let him in, he went inside. As soon as he entered the room, Luo XiaoLou sensed a white light coming from behind him, and immediately dodged to the side.
However, there was no sound of something crashing on the door behind him, and Luo XiaoLou immediately realized that the white light was not solid. It was Spiritual Power.
Luo XiaoLou then saw Master Yan’s gleaming eyes on the opposite side, and in a guilty state of mind, he called out, “Master.”
Master Yan squinted and surveyed Luo XiaoLou for a while before saying, “Not bad, you really have already comprehended Spiritual Power.”
The sweat on Luo XiaoLou’s forehead quietly dripped down, as he hurriedly said, “Yes, during that period of time on the asteroid, I suddenly felt it. Because there was no one to ask for advice from, so it was actually just a glimpse of the surface.”
Master Yan nodded in satisfaction, “The progress is not bad, because a Tier 3 or above mecha is basically all about Spiritual Power. If you were a stump, it would be quite worrying for me, and there would be no way for you to continue the following studies.”
Luo XiaoLou wiped off his sweat and continued to listen.
“Come over here and I’ll test your Spiritual Power level.” Master Yan said.
At that sentence, Luo XiaoLou shivered again, but then Luo XiaoLou felt a thin Source of Consciousness probe his chest, then sink deeper into his body, stopping when it reached the position of his left chest, then making a circular motion and coming to a stop.
Luo XiaoLou seemed to be enlightened. The whole of his Source of Consciousness surged towards his left chest, and after reaching there, he quickly compressed it again until there was not much left in his whole body. Then he walked towards Master Yan with trepidation.
Master Yan looked at Luo XiaoLou questioningly and reached out to him without making contact, but Luo XiaoLou had felt something soft envelop his entire body.
After a few seconds, while Luo XiaoLou’s head was sweating, Master Yan withdrew his hand and then said, “Just fine. Although you awakened your Spiritual Power, it’s very weak.”
Luo XiaoLou was relieved, he seemed to have muddled through.
Master Yan chimed in for a moment and said, “Your Spiritual Power is very weak, so if you want to improve it, you can only keep accumulating exercises. Given your current situation, you’ve recently done an exercise first.”
Saying that, Master Yan took out a storage box and then took a piece of Green Cesium Ore out of it and placed it in his hand.
Luo XiaoLou blinked, and after using the Source of Consciousness, saw that a burst of white thread-like Spiritual Power began to gather in Master Yan’s hand. It began to divide the Green Cesium Ore extremely quickly, and in the blink of an eye, the precious Green Cesium Ore had become a pile of powder.
Luo XiaoLou dumbfoundedly looked at the powder in Master Yan’s hand with great admiration. Green Cesium Ore was a very rare Grade 5 material that could generate huge amounts of energy, suitable for use in engines and energy boxes.
Although the grade was not high, it was even more expensive than some Grade 5 materials because of its rarity.
And while this Green Cesium Ore was very soft, it was very difficult to cut or extract because it could react with almost any metal or ore, so reaction gauges had a hard time handling Green Cesium Ore.
This method of Master Yan’s treatment with Spiritual Power was really wonderful and, with this one trick, Luo XiaoLou could see that Master Yan’s Spiritual Power was unfathomable.
At this point, Master Yan looked up at Luo XiaoLou, who was filled with admiration. He gathered the materials in his hands and said, “I’m not telling you what Spiritual Power does, because there are so many uses, and it’s definitely not just this one. I’m telling you to exercise. Take this box of ores back with you, consume all the Spiritual Power in your body every day, and when it’s restored to full capacity, continue working on these ores. This frequent depletion and recovery will increase the speed of your Spiritual Power recovery, and it will also slowly increase your Spiritual Power in the long run.”
Luo XiaoLou nodded, excitedly taking the storage box over. This, such an expensive item was for him to use for practice! This was the first time he had ever enjoyed this kind of treatment from being a master disciple!
Master Yan then looked at the sky outside and said, “You go back first.”
Luo XiaoLou said goodbye respectfully. When he reached the door, Master Yan suddenly grunted and said, “You just need to come here every Saturday, and don’t have to sleep in my office every day, it’s really an eyesore. If you have questions, message me directly. If I have an assignment, I’ll send it to you directly from the communicator as well.”
Luo XiaoLou dripped with sweat and responded, but was in a cheerful mood when he went out. He had been so tired lately, this way he would have at least one more day off per week.
By the time Luo XiaoLou got home, it was almost seven o’clock, and Yuan Xi was sitting on the living room couch, impatiently waiting for dinner and communicating with someone else.
“Yes, he’s coming over, I don’t know how he found me.”
“I can’t go back with him, but I’ll go back there when the mecha competition ends.” At this point, Yuan Xi glared at Luo XiaoLou and pointed at his stomach, “What time is it? I’m starving! Hurry up and cook dinner.”
Then something was said from the other end of the communicator. Yuan Xi blushed and secretly glanced at Luo XiaoLou, “There’s no need to say that, when, of course, I’m the one in charge. I’m not like my father!”
Luo XiaoLou changed into his home clothes and headed to the kitchen. In no time, dinner was already prepared.
Yuan Xi immediately said, “I’m eating, we’ll talk later.” He then turned off the communicator and rushed to the bathroom first.
By the time Yuan Xi sat down, he looked at the table full of his favorite dishes and grunted. Luo XiaoLou thought he would not pursue him for being late by making his favorite food.
At that moment, Luo XiaoLou smiled and said, “I’m off tomorrow.”
Yuan Xi brightened up and pulled Luo XiaoLou over, raising his voice in surprise, “Then there’s no reason for you not to do it at night!”
Seeing Luo XiaoLou’s eyes open wide, Yuan Xi didn’t let go, and just changed the subject uncomfortably, “Well, tomorrow you can accompany me to the club to train, and you can meet Yue Shang.”
Who, who wants to see your friend who kisses you on the cheek?!