After all, Duan Hengye hadn’t yet decided whether he wanted to continue teaching at An Luo, so this time the “last class” also seemed very important. After the class Duan Hengye didn’t rush to leave An Luo University like before, but was stopped by some familiar teachers.
Duan Hengye’s identity was special, before he first came to An Luo, the school had gone to remind the colleagues, don’t go to him if there is nothing. Although later everyone found that Duan Hengye wasn’t as cold as previously rumored, but colleagues were still not very close to him.
But despite this, Duan Hengye and they had known each other for two years, during this period, he answered many people’s questions. They had a little bit of affection for each other.
After leaving the classroom door, Duan Hengye saw the teacher of Organic A Academy standing there with a bouquet of flowers in her hand. Although he had heard that the teachers here might come to see him off, but Duan Hengye really didn’t expect to receive a bouquet of flowers.
The flower was a variety that Duan Hengye hadn’t seen on Earth, the red flower was curled up in shape, somewhat like a rose, but the petals were a little more elongated, and the color was colder. Although he hadn’t yet walked over, after a gust of wind, the fragrance of flowers immediately pounced on his face Unlike the slightly exaggerated look of the flower, the smell of this flower was cool and smelled very fresh.
After seeing Duan Hengye come out of the classroom, the dean of An Luo University’s Mecha Academy, who was holding a bouquet of flowers, smiled at him and then walked over quickly.
“Professor Duan, thank you for your hard work.” After saying that, the dean handed the flowers to Duan Hengye’s hands.
When he thought about it …… this still seemed to be the first time he received a bouquet of flowers in both lives. Duan Hengye wasn’t a person who cared about rituals, so he didn’t care about this. But when the bouquet fell into his arms, he still couldn’t help but feel a little awkward. Then to prevent the bouquet from falling, he adjusted the posture of his arm.
It must be said that the bouquet of flowers prepared by An Luo University for Duan Hengye was really big enough. After taking it in hand, Duan Hengye felt the weight of it. Likewise, the flower branch was also very long, now from the viewpoint of onlookers, half of his face was almost buried in the bouquet – especially his chin.
Dark red bouquet with a slightly pale complexion, Duan Hengye himself didn’t know how to hold it.
After all, after two years of solid work at An Luo, Duan Hengye knew that whether he came back or not, some slightly “tacky” processes could not be omitted – such as group photos.
After Duan Hengye stood with flowers in his hands, the rest of his colleagues gathered around and proceeded to take pictures with him. Today Duan Hengye wore a dark brown long trench coat, with such a bouquet of flowers, he looked both elegant and mysterious, simply like a gentleman from a medieval oil painting.
Although everyone privately wanted to ask Duan Hengye to stay longer, they also knew that as the director of the Institute, he was very busy. After the group photo session, Duan Hengye chatted with his colleagues and then left An Luo University accompanied by his assistant Ye Pu.
The huge silver-white starship belonging to Duan Hengye once again took off from the starship docking pad of An Luo University.
During these two years, Duan Hengye had lost count of the number of times he had seen the starship gradually fly away from the Star. But now, after seeing the familiar shrinking planet beneath his feet, Duan Hengye’s heart was really a bit empty.
This time the starship’s takeoff speed was also much slower, Duan Hengye saw that the one that is gradually shrinking not far away was his residence in An Luo University. After coming to the world of “Dumping Interstellar”, Duan Hengye spent about a third of his time here.
Although a long time ago, before Duan Hengye received the next invitation from An Luo, the school leaders told him for sure: this house would stay for Duan Hengye forever. Even if he no longer came to school for classes, whenever he wanted to come over, he could always enter An Luo’s campus and live here. But when he saw the scenery, Duan Hengye still had an emotion called “reluctance”.
The starship flew into space, and at this time there was a considerable cumulonimbus cloud over An Luo University, so when the starship flew up, Duan Hengye could no longer see the scenery below. Just see just sitting on the window sofa Duan Hengye, who had just sat on the sofa by the window, was somewhat disappointed and turned his gaze back. Then he stood up from the sofa and walked towards the study on the Starship.
Perhaps to the general public, now that Duan Hengye’s two projects on mechas had ended, and he no longer has to attend classes in An Luo, he should be able to relax. But in fact, the intensity of Professor Duan’s work hadn’t changed much compared to before. Although Duan Hengye was no longer focused on research like before, he had started to work on the re-structuring of the Ye Tian Empire’s Mecha Research Institute.
Now he went to the study, not to busy himself with his own research like before, but to reassign and rearrange tasks to the various departments of the research institute.
Not long after Duan Hengye left the planet, An Luo University posted those group photos on the star network. Although Duan Hengye was engaged in behind-the-scenes research work, but his popularity was no less than any star in the interstellar. And he also had a “marshal’s spouse” identity, so in the past two years, Duan Hengye had participated in many interplanetary activities, large and small.
Duan Hengye was already an old acquaintance of everyone. When searching for the three words “Duan Hengye” on Star.com, various official photos and news images appeared, combined, ordinary people couldn’t read through everything in their entire lives. But despite so many photos, everyone hadn’t developed an aesthetic fatigue towards Duan Hengye.
When this photo of Duan Hengye and his colleagues was put on the official account of An Luo University, within a few minutes, the photo already had millions of reposts.
In fact, Duan Hengye didn’t know that the last lesson he taught at An Luo wasn’t only concerned by the school, but also covered by several Star Network media in advance. In the project, the media carefully reviewed several major events Duan Hengye had experienced in An Luo, and even captured bits and pieces of his daily life on his student’s social account. The image of Duan Hengye gradually plumped up during this special activity.
That topic had a significant impact on the interstellar space. They didn’t know yet, but now when everything was counted and combined, people realize that there had been so many stories between Duan Hengye and An Luo University in the past two years. Many had even evolved into memories of the entire interstellar community.
For example, when the Li Sheng Alliance suddenly attacked the Ye Tian Empire, Duan Hengye and his students… and for example, the attack on An Luo that shocked the stars.
It was clear that all those events happened in a school, and even most of the events happened in the silver ring classroom of the mecha major, but all of them were connected to the recent interstellar development. After recalling these things, they admired Duan Hengye even more from the bottom of their hearts.
According to the notice given to the public by the Southern Stars, it seemed that ever since the effect of the royal control drug on Duan Hengye gradually began to weaken – that was, two years ago – he began to turn his story from a “legend” into a complete god.
Now, although most of the netizens had nothing to do with An Luo University, they couldn’t help but feel a little sad after seeing that Duan Hengye ended his two-year teaching job and would probably never attend An Luo classes again. After a while, Duan Hengye’s students who had returned to their dormitories after class also saw the news on Starnet, and then began to recall one after another the two years they had spent with Professor Duan.
From the dark red bouquet of flowers sent by the colleagues, the various pages of the star network today were once again occupied by Duan Hengye.
Duan Hengye finished dealing with the Institute’s business today in advance on his way back to the Southern Stars, and then he habitually adjusted the interface on his light computer to the news. He originally just wanted to see what happened in the interstellar today, he didn’t expect to see his name once again.
Under normal circumstances, Duan Hengye actually didn’t like to read the news related to himself. But this time was different, Duan Hengye saw that in addition to the media coverage and combing, his students’ related messages were also mentioned together with the summary section of the star network. So this time Duan Hengye didn’t close this message at first like before, but clicked on it to look at it carefully.
Now that a long time had passed since Duan Hongyi left the Duguang star on his starship, the content written by his students on the internet had accumulated to a considerable number. This time Duan Hengye was extraordinarily patient, after seeing the hints on the star network, Duan Hengye picked up his light computer, then sat on the leather sofa in the study, and then very patiently read it one by one.
After all, they were young people, these “memories” of Duan Hengye wasn’t unhappy, but relaxed and warm. Duan Hengye saw …… in many of the contents, his students also mentioned that after graduation, they must strive to join the Ye Tian Empire Mecha Research Institute, to become his colleagues.
After seeing this, the corners of Duan Hengye’s mouth couldn’t help but raise an arc.
After thinking for a while, Duan Hengye also saved the group photo that was just sent out by the official account of An Luo University, then walked to a corner of the study, took a photo of flowers, and then posted it.
In the future, see you at the Imperial Mecha Institute.”
This was Duan Hengye’s wish as a teacher to the first students he brought out, as well as his good wishes.
Because of the absence of the routine work of going to class at An Luo University every week, Duan Hongyi now spent much less time on the road. He basically spent one-third of his time in Southern Star and two-thirds of his time in the research institute, which could be described as a regular life.
And it was extremely rare to be a researcher who loved his work very much. Now Duan Hengye was gradually starting to devote more time to things in his life that he previously disdained and wasn’t interested in. In the words of Yu Xinran, who often observed Duan Hengye, nowadays Duan Hengye had become more natural and romantic.
Speaking of “romance”, it had something to do with the flowers Duan Hengye was given by the University of An Luo last time.
The bouquet of flowers was a token of appreciation from colleagues at the school, and although no one would care where they went after they got their hands on them, Duan Hengye certainly wouldn’t neglect those bouquets. After returning to Southern Star, Professor Duan, accompanied by Meng Jinhuai’s nephew who was recently on a vacation, found a huge porcelain vase in the Marshal’s residence.
Then Duan Hengye neatly put the bouquet of flowers he had received before into the vase, and by the way, he also carefully dispensed nutrient solution to them.
Before that, Yu Xinran had once complained that Duan Hengye was a “weirdo” who had no hobbies other than work. But this time, Yu Xinran finally realized that she was wrong. It wasn’t that Duan Hengye didn’t have any hobbies, but he just didn’t find one before.
Now Duan Hengye seemed to have become extraordinarily calm, he was inspired by the bouquet of flowers, so he began to raise flowers everywhere in Southern Star …… this hobby was really a little too old, but on Duan Hengye, there seemed to be no much sense of incongruity.
The outdoor greenery of the house in Southern Star was carefully designed, Duan Hengye of course wouldn’t just go and destroy the work of gardeners, and he also didn’t have the effort to raise flowers on such a large plot of land. Now he focused his attention on the indoor part of the Marshal’s Mansion. After a period of time, Yu Xinran found that Southern Star’s Marshal residence area, surprisingly, had been surrounded by a variety of plants that she had seen and never seen ……
In fact, as a newcomer to the cultivation world, Duan Hengye’s level wasn’t very high, but …… who made Professor Duan a rich man? Although the method of cultivating plants was ordinary, Duan Hengye could freely buy the most expensive and highest-end plant nutrient solution in the interstellar. So for a period of time, when she went to the marshal’s residence again, Yu Xinran even have an illusion that she was in a large indoor botanical garden.
It was clear that there were a bunch of expensive plants that were difficult to see, but they were watered everywhere by Duan Hengye with money.
And also in Meng Jinhuai’s originally bare office – Duan Hengye would go every once in a while to change the vase of flowers.
Today, on the desk of Meng Jinhuai’s office worker, there was a primary colored pottery vase with several pale blue flowers that she couldn’t name. She had to say whether Duan Hengye had any talent in flower cultivation, although it wasn’t clear now, his aesthetic level was really very good.
Yu Xinran was a person who had little interest in plants and was even a bit bored with their delicate nature. But now, after seeing the things on Meng Jinhuai’s desk, Yu Xinran couldn’t help but reach out her hand to gently touch the petals.
Now that Yu Xinran’s work report to Meng Jinhuai had ended, the marshal had long since lowered his head and gone to other things. But when Yu Xinran couldn’t resist touching the flower, Meng Jinhuai suddenly raised his head as if he had eyes on the back of his head.
Meng Jinhuai looked at Yu Xinran with a cold expression, “Is there anything else?”
… It was really a bit embarrassing to disturb Meng Jinhuai’s belongings and get caught on the spot. Just as Meng Jinhuai looked up, Yu Xinran’s hand was still on the bouquet of flowers. After listening to the other person’s words, Yu Xinran smiled awkwardly and slowly took her hand back from the vase.
“No… nothing more,” Yu Xinran added. “I’m just curious.”
“Curious?” Meng Jinhuai asked with a frown.
Yu Xinran nodded and replied, “Curious about Duan Hengye’s new hobby.”
She didn’t know if it was he illusion, but she felt that when she mentioned the word “Duan Hengye”, Meng Jinhuai’s eyes obviously became softer. The marshal also took a look at the vase of flowers, then suddenly lightened his tone and said, “It’s good to have a hobby.”
Yu Xinran felt that she wasn’t suitable to communicate with a man in love. After working with Meng Jinhuai for such a long time, Yu Xinran’s feelings for Meng Jinhuai were mostly worship. But now …… Meng Jinhuai’s image was gradually becoming grounded, and even certain actions often put her to sleep.
At that, Yu Xinran hurriedly nodded and said, “Okay …… I’m going to work.” Then she left Meng Jinhuai’s office. And only a moment after she left, Meng Jinhuai’s eyes slowly retracted from the bouquet of flowers placed on the table.
Now almost two months had passed since the end of that ceremony, and Meng Jinhuai’s proficiency in the operation of the mecha “Nanwei” was getting higher and higher. In several joint evaluations conducted by Southern Star and the Ye Tian Empire’s Mecha Research Institute, the new mecha had achieved good results.
For a while, the empire entered a state of peace and goodwill up and down – but it was only on the surface.
The intelligence received by Southern Star clearly told them that now their rival, the Li Sheng Alliance, was in private contact with several of the remaining empire’s neighbors. This was different from what was depicted in the novel, after all, the war in the book only took place between two countries. But after hearing this news, Duan Hengye wasn’t surprised at all, after all, the current strength of the empire was much higher than the same time in the book.
…… but the Li Sheng Alliance wasn’t stupid, they wouldn’t rashly attack the Ye Tian Empire, but choose a way to improve their strength in the shortest possible time.
A few days later, he returned to the planet where the Institute was located by starship according to the schedule. The division of labor in the Institute was now very clear, but the regular meetings were still an important part that couldn’t be cancelled.
When Duan Hengye arrived at the Institute, it was morning here. There was a large swath of sunlight shining in through the window, and he didn’t know if it was his illusion, but the weather today seemed extraordinarily clear. Although it was only morning, the sunlight was already a bit harsh and overly enthusiastic.
Now some time had passed since the toxins in Duan Hengye’s body were cleared, and his body had gradually recuperated. But now, after being illuminated by the sun for a while, Duan Hengye’s head actually produced a dizzy feeling.
So Duan Hengye’s colleagues in the Mecha Research Institute found that their director was very rarely distracted in the middle of a meeting. Every once in a while, Duan Hengye would subconsciously look towards the window – squinting his eyes slightly in the process.
Duan Hengye’s movements were very obvious and the frequency was rising. After a while Su Mingge, vice president of the institute, finally couldn’t help but ask Duan Hengye: “Professor Duan, is there any problem now?”
As a person who was sensitive to changes in the surrounding environment, Su Mingge really couldn’t resist asking him, Duan Hengye only then found that his actions had been seen by everyone present. Just …… seemed like everyone had no special feeling about the weather today?
Duan Hengye paused for a moment, “…… nothing, I just feel that the light today is a bit harsh.”
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Su Mingge couldn’t help but glance back out the window. Just like Duan Hengye said, the sunlight really seemed to be stronger than usual. Su Mingge didn’t say anything, but just used his light computer to adjust the light transmission of the window, then the room finally became slightly darker.
Although the strange emotions in Duan Hengye’s heart still didn’t disappear, he finally held back from looking towards the window.
It seemed that things should end here, but when Duan Hengye looked towards his light computer again, a new message suddenly popped up on the display light screen – along with this, Duan Hengye’s light computer also lit up with a weird red light, which was extremely blinding and difficult for people to ignore.
But in a few seconds, the color of that light became more intense. It immediately dyed the conference room crimson, in addition to the danger, it also added an atmosphere called “blood” to this conference room.
Not only Duan Hengye, everyone noticed the abnormality of it. After seeing the light, Duan Hengye’s fingers, which had been quietly placed on the desktop, suddenly twitched subconsciously. Then everyone saw Professor Duan bring the device over, and then clicked on the latest message alert.
Although as researchers they hadn’t heard anything before, but Duan Hengye’s abnormal behavior was clearly telling everyone that something big was happening in the empire.
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