Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Luo XiaoLou didn’t go into detail about how he had performed but Coach Rocky had understood. He smiled slightly and said, “Very well. It seems that what you once told me about wanting to win against Luca wasn’t just a momentary wish.”
Coach Rocky had more than a hint of admiration in his eyes and said seriously, “Knowing yourself and your enemy is the only way to win a hundred battles. At this point, you’ve undoubtedly got the upper hand. Now that your speed is no longer a problem, it is still possible to dodge the enemy’s attacks in battle as long as you have a good grasp of it. However, in order to achieve victory, you must also have a winning move.”
Luo XiaoLou’s heart moved when he heard Rocky mention his match with Luca, though he was prepared to lose. But as a man, he was still unwilling to accept defeat until the last moment.
Luo XiaoLou’s mind flashed back to the video from the other day and couldn’t help but say excitedly, “Then I’ll practice a few moves just like the original – just like the one you showed me, that man’s difficult moves.”
Rocky shifted around for a moment and tried to politely change the subject, “Actually practicing difficult tricks might not be as effective as finding a way that works better for you. For example, since you can pull off distances with speed, you should try a long-range weapon.” Rocky couldn’t bear to tell the exuberant Luo XiaoLou that he’d better not count on close range attacks. Those basic moves would ensure he didn’t make basic mistakes, but it was obviously impossible to win with those.
Not to mention trying to achieve the same effect as a genius.
125 coughed in Luo XiaoLou’s ear, “You see, everyone understands.” Although nothing else was said, the meaning that needed to be expressed was expressed.
Luo XiaoLou had to give up on his magnificent move plan and said, “Long distance fighting is indeed the solution to the problem, I know. I’ve done long distance training in the virtual pod before, and in actual combat, one can also continue to choose the desert monster mode.”
After receiving the coach’s affirmative reply, Luo XiaoLou’s plan changed once again. He decided to practice Point Training Method for an hour and a half every day and Desert Long Distance Attack for an hour and a half. As for not having much increase in physical fitness, he could exercise at home.
Since Luo XiaoLou opened up the upstairs lab by himself, Yuan Xi also began to occupy two larger rooms, and one room was installed with simple physical training equipment. The other room also had equipment inside and it looked like physical training equipment although it was complicated. Yuan Xi still kept them split into two rooms, and when the equipment was installed, the walls, doors and windows of the second room were changed.
The last time Luo XiaoLou asked Yuan Xi about it, Yuan Xi’s eyes lit up and said he would take Luo XiaoLou in for a tour, but Luo XiaoLou hesitated and refused when he saw the light in Yuan Xi’s eyes.
At the Long Distance training room, 125 made Luo XiaoLou behave as usual, and then changed what was in the camera equipment.
Luo XiaoLou wondered, “I’ve seen Zhuang Yi practice Long Distance training and it seems good. Do you want to modify it too?”
125 nodded, “Well, at that time Zhuang Yi chose the advanced training mode. The maximum number of monsters you can have here can only increase to twenty, I’ll have to adjust the cap.”
“There’s no need to adjust it the first time then, I’ll be lucky if I can kill four today.” Luo XiaoLou recalled the virtual training at the time.
“It’s not like speed training. There’s no reason for you to be that slow.” 125 said proudly, “In fact, as an exotic beast, you should be able to reach that kind of speed on your own without me-“
“Okay, I get it, let’s discuss this at my half of the normal range as a human – as you can see, I’m not quite at the medium human level of fitness – which means I’ve made good progress.” Luo XiaoLou interrupts 125’s extensive praise of the exotic beast, and then compliments himself before saying, “Okay, let’s get started.”
Reaching the cockpit, 125 stops him, “Wait a minute, you just chased a monster for about five minutes and shot it in the claws. Now I’ll explain the proper method of long-range attack for you.”
“Your Source of Consciousness is now detectable at a distance of about two hundred meters, but don’t forget that I’m an exotic beast mecha, and your Source of Consciousness can be added when used with me. Along with the holograms I have and the data analyzed you can shoot almost always without a deadly angle.”
“No deadly shots?” Luo XiaoLou dully said twice.
125 affirmed, “Of course, but in order to develop your autonomy, I’ll let you analyze the weaknesses of the target on your own. Basically, you won’t be in a situation where you can’t hit it at all.”
After that, Luo XiaoLou was thoroughly excited. It was even more enjoyable than the virtual training. Although it was only the simplest particle gun, every shot would hit where it was pointed, and the three small monsters in the desert had almost no hiding place.
However, his speed inevitably dropped during the aiming and firing process.
“Well, now it seems that you have to train one more thing, besides finding the vital points, you have to maintain high speed movement while shooting or avoiding the enemy.”
“Mn, two weeks, by all means.” Luo XiaoLou said. He was content, at least now he had hope for success.
Right now, Luo XiaoLou hadn’t imagined that he would take more than a few steps forward on his way to the mecha competition.
“Well, then, the monsters will start with twenty,” 125 quickly said, probably afraid that Luo XiaoLou would stop it, and the moment it finished speaking, the training had already begun.
Slowly among the hills, monsters had emerged from all around.
Luo XiaoLou paused for a second. Damn it, this was combat training! If something goes wrong, even if it doesn’t kill me, I’ll get hurt! Besides, the surveillance system couldn’t take care of him now. Even if an accident did happen, no one would even know about it.
Immediately, Luo XiaoLou’s fingers quickly entered commands and the huge blue mecha moved.
Luo XiaoLou hesitated shooting for a moment, first quickly pulling away from the monster.
But always dodging like this was not an option, because as time went by, the number of monsters would gradually increase, and at the critical moment, 125 was surprisingly quiet.
Luo XiaoLou steadied his mind and started aiming at one of the monsters: heart, not dead; eyebrow, not dead; ……Luo XiaoLou even tried his temple, but still not dead.
Luo XiaoLou thought about how he had just killed the monster and started shooting at its head, paying close attention to where the bullets landed.
When he heard a scream, Luo XiaoLou finally understood that the critical point was the eye, and he only needed to fire twice in a row.
Once he found the deadly point, the next step would be much easier. One, two …… twenty, forty …… forty-nine, fifty.
By the time the last monster fell, Luo XiaoLou’s fingers were numb, having just killed half of Class One’s eleven Zhuang Yi-killed monsters.
Opening the hatch, Luo XiaoLou flopped down weakly, his face covered in sweat, not wanting to move half a step.
125 had found the fastest way to improve Luo XiaoLou, and that was to increase the number of monsters. Perhaps it was because he had gotten started late, but Luo XiaoLou didn’t feel like he was in training; instead, he felt like he was actually fighting every time he drove the mecha, and he would have a life-or-death crisis.
This illusion forced Luo XiaoLou to work hard to improve his hand speed, coordination, and reflexes.
Gazing down at Luo XiaoLou, who was leaning against its feet, 125 turned into a green dinosaur and dragged Luo XiaoLou through the lounge of the Long Distance training room, and right into the washroom, saying, “Fifteen minutes to seven o’clock.”
Luo XiaoLou tried to blink and got up to shower.
As he headed out, he was still in a trance. So much so that Luca and a few of his sidekicks passed in front of him and Luo XiaoLou didn’t even notice.
Luca was surrounded by several people with a sneering smile on their faces. One of the followers stopped, looked Luo XiaoLou up and down and said, “Yo, Ugly, I have a good suggestion. You can give 20 million and your mecha to Brother Luca, and later Brother Luca will take care of you.”
Luca seemed to be a bit flattered, and didn’t look at Luo XiaoLou.
Luo XiaoLou didn’t even look up and walked around a few people towards the door.
“Oh shit, brushed off! Brother, don’t show any mercy when the time comes.” The follower felt he had lost face.
Luca glared coldly at Luo XiaoLou’s back and snorted. This kind of person, who didn’t have any power or backing at a glance, would be the easiest to clean up.
By the time Luo XiaoLou arrived home, it was almost 7:30 p.m. He drank a glass of juice, looked at the recipe that Yuan Xi had sent over, and started cooking.
As soon as he put the shrimp in the pot, he heard the communicator go off and Luo XiaoLou clicked on the connection, holding the spatula in his left hand with his right hand raised, and asked, “What is it? Did I teach you for half a day and you didn’t even fix it for Mu Chen?”
Immediately there was a furious roar from Tian Li, “How can that be?! After I told him, he – quite sensibly – immediately brought it to me for inspection. Turns out, it was so easy, I just checked it a few times and it was done.”
Actually there’s nothing wrong with it at all, right?
Luo XiaoLou laughed, “So what do you want from me?”
“Ahem – here’s the thing, I casually said something about it being too easy, and then a guy passing by brought me a mecha and asked me to fix it for him. It’s not a good idea to turn someone down when we’ve just said we can fix it, is it?” At the end of the sentence, Tian Li’s voice took on more than a hint of pleasantness.
“Can’t you stop lying, you think everyone else is like me and Yates?” Luo XiaoLou sneered at him, and he was sure that if Tian Li wasn’t over there patting his chest about how awesome he was, the passersby wouldn’t have let him fix the mecha.
“I say, can’t you help your brother out this once?!” Tian Li knew Luo XiaoLou’s personality and his bottom line came up a little.
“Who’s mecha?” asked Luo XiaoLou.
Tian Li squeaked for a moment and said, “Don’t worry, this person doesn’t know you, he’s just a passerby. A passerby.”
“That’s fine, but I don’t know if I can fix it. Let’s see first and even if it can be fixed, you better not come next time, or I’ll charge a high price.” Luo XiaoLou said with a smile.
“Don’t worry, I won’t come next time either.” Tian Li smacked his lips and said with palpable relief.
“Fine. I’m cooking, I won’t talk to you any longer.” Luo XiaoLou said, turning off the communicator.
Tian Li smirked at the communicator for a moment and said, “This housewife-man.”
And around the corner, the young man in black who had listened to the entire conversation turned to leave.
Luo XiaoLou was about to put the food into the thermostat when he heard the sound of the door opening, and was surprised that Yuan Xi was back early today.
After setting the table, there was no movement inside. This guy instructed him to make a table of his own favorite food and he usually didn’t waste a minute every time he came back. What’s going on today?
“125, go tell Yuan Xi to come out for dinner.” Luo XiaoLou had overexerted himself physically today, and he was not quite ready to move and willing to use his home robot.
“I – I’m afraid to.” 125 shrank into the corner of the couch while kindly suggesting, “Really, you don’t know what he looked like when he came back, so I suggest you don’t go in the room for an hour.”
He would starve…
Luo XiaoLou thought, as he headed inside. The floor was a mess of clothes. Yuan Xi hadn’t been like this for a long time. He usually threw them on his side of the recliner – he seemed to be in a really bad mood.
At that moment, there was the sound of water coming from the bathroom.
Hesitantly, Luo XiaoLou took two more steps forward and stood at the door, saying carefully, “Yuan Xi, aren’t you – aren’t you hungry?”
There was another sound of water splashing inside, then Yuan Xi said angrily, “Come in and rub my back.”
Luo XiaoLou considered this, but in light of the lesson he had learned last time, he really didn’t want to go near the bath and continued saying through the door, “Can you tell me what’s going on first? Maybe I can help you analyze it?”
“What’s there to analyze? It’s just that guy we met at the restaurant the last time we were out – soaking in the hot springs. He saw me, Nuo, and Yue Shang in action and wanted to spar with me. I ignored him. He’s been pestering me all week, and he even had a waiter report to me twice today. I hate it when someone disturbs me while I’m training.” Yuan Xi said angrily.
In fact, the man who had been trying to stir up Yuan Xi’s interest to fight had added that he had discovered Yuan Xi’s mecha’s weaknesses through the training videos.
As he leaned against the door, Luo XiaoLou’s coaxing tone immediately disappeared and he was unable to resist retorting, “It shows how popular you are that you even remembered that he was someone you met at the last restaurant.”
Luo XiaoLou wondered indignantly how Yuan Xi could see anyone else, and he certainly remembered the last time he and Yuan Xi had eaten at the hot spring where they were disturbed by a student from an outside school, a beauty, if he remembered correctly.
Yuan Xi stared blankly back at Luo XiaoLou, puzzled, “I’d forgotten. He told me himself of that being the place where we had last met. It was our first time – well – going out. Of course I remember that place.”
“Anyway, you’re home now, so don’t think about what’s going on outside, and come out to eat dinner right away.” Luo XiaoLou said and turned around.
Yuan Xi stroked his chin, surprised that Luo XiaoLou was actually getting bolder. Thinking about the change in his little slave, Yuan Xi changed his focus and forgot about the person looking for his challenge, dressed and followed Luo XiaoLou out.