C119 – Final Battle (VI)


Through the mecha’s current operating data, it could be analyzed that, just like the scene they had seen before the map signal disappeared, Meng Jinhuai’s mecha was still in the middle of the encirclement. At this moment, Nan Wei was still constantly adjusting its position and flight pattern in the air, probably trying to find a balance point and a safer area within the stellar explosion.



After hearing this, Ye Pu couldn’t help but sigh in his heart – the other few Stars were indeed lucky. Originally, they thought that this was just an ordinary joint attack, but who knew that there would be a sudden stellar explosion. The enemies naturally wouldn’t let go of such good fortune. The five Stars led by the Li Sheng Alliance didn’t expect to use their basic mechas or intermediate mechas to destroy Nan Wei. Rather, they wanted to rely on their numbers to surround Nan Wei, and then utilize the power of nature to destroy the Empire’s greatest weapon.



It wasn’t clever, but it did work.


Duan Hengye was fully focused on analyzing and interpreting the data, and didn’t have the energy to pay attention to anything else. However, despite this, after a while, Duan Hengye also realized that there was something abnormal about this. They didn’t know when it started, but Meng Jinhuai’s mecha no longer moved and changed in a regular manner like it did just now, and instead, it started to shake drastically in an irregular manner.



After realizing that the data had produced such a change, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but stop. This room once again became quiet – there was no need for Duan Hengye to say anything, the remaining two people had long since realized this.




At this time, a long period of time had already passed since the map signal had completely disappeared, but because Duan Hengye had been buried in analyzing the data, he hadn’t noticed the rapid passage of time. Now, when Duan Hengye came to his senses, the three of them almost simultaneously thought of one thing – now that the scope of the stellar explosion’s impact was getting bigger and bigger, not only was there physical damage, but Meng Jinhu’s mecha control system was probably also experiencing anomalies.



According to time, the ordinary mechas that surrounded Meng Jinhuai would have already been injured by the stellar explosion, and their threat and encirclement effect on Meng Jinhu would have been much smaller. However, the surroundings of the mechas weren’t the most dangerous aspect of this matter from the very beginning, what was truly terrifying was the series of subsequent effects produced by the stellar explosion phenomenon. Looking at the current situation, Nan Wei had already begun to be affected by those adverse effects.



Duan Hengye couldn’t help but tense up, his eyebrows tightly furrowed together, his eyes was locked on the light screen looking at the rapidly changing data. His nerves were tense, and he no longer readily explained to the two people the mecha’s operating status represented by the current data changes like he did just now.



But despite this, the other two people’s eyes stayed firmly locked on Duan Hengye’s face, and they saw that his expression was becoming more and more grave, and their lips began to tightly purse together at an unknown time.



Finally, after an unknown amount of time, Yu Xinran finally couldn’t help but tentatively ask Duan Hengye, ”What’s wrong? How is the mecha running now?”



After hearing Yu Xinran’s question, Duan Hengye didn’t answer for the time being. Seeing this, Yu Xinran thought that Duan Hengye might not have heard his question, or that he was focused on the data and ignored the question she had just asked. However, just as Yu Xinran was about to give up on this question, she suddenly heard Duan Hengye say to himself, “The data signals of the mecha have also become messy.”


“Messy?” Although she didn’t know what this meant, Yu Xinran was at least clear that nothing good could happen when these words appeared.


Yu Xinran’s imagination was relatively rich, and after Duan Hengye said the word “messy”, the first thing she thought of was whether or not the mecha had completely lost control. However, fortunately, Duan Hengye’s later words gave her a little peace of mind.



“The movement of the mecha itself is more or less the same as just now, which means that Nan Wei hasn’t been affected too much by the stellar explosion in the current period of time. Or …… best case scenario is that it has now reached a safer location. But now the transmission of the mecha signal has also slowly become chaotic and weak, and it is estimated that we will completely lose the signal coming from there before too long.”



The vast majority of human fears stemmed from the unknown. Regardless of whether it was Duan Hengye or the other two people present, they all had infinite confidence in Meng Jinhuai’s mecha piloting skills as well as his rich combat experience. But at this moment, as the signal gradually messed up and disappeared, the three of them were still unanimously apprehensive.



The room once again fell into silence.


After the last retreat signal, no more battle reports were sent out from the other side of the battlefield. Although Yu Xinran didn’t say it just now, from this point Duan Hengye could surmise – in the midst of a stellar explosion, the impact on communication and mecha signal transmission was definitely greater and wider than the physical impact.




Although the data coming in now was too confusing and it had almost lost its analytical significance. However, Duan Hengye’s gaze was still glued to the light screen, and he hoped to analyze the mecha’s operating conditions as accurately as possible from the limited data information, and then use it to deduce the situation on Meng Jinhuai’s side.



However, reality wasn’t as rosy as he imagined, and amongst the last messy data, he did analyze a bit of useful information. However, this information wasn’t positive – Duan Hengye found that the mecha’s uncontrolled situation had gotten even worse at this point.



Not long after he had deciphered this, the light screen in front of him once again slowly grayed out in front of the three of them. After seeing the screen that gradually lost its light, Yu Xinran and Ye Pu couldn’t help but look at each other in dismay.



The last bit of contact with the frontline had been cut off like this. Those who were born and raised in the Interstellar Era were unfamiliar with this complete loss of contact. And this unfamiliarity evolved into a sense of panic in a short period of time.



Perhaps it was because he had been analyzing the data and had a better understanding of the mecha’s situation. Duan Hengye didn’t feel as panicked as the other two after seeing the light screen that went gray. After a slight pause of a few seconds, he reached out his hand to close all the previously opened programs, and immediately turned around and walked towards the outside of the room.



Yu Xinran didn’t understand what Duan Hengye was planning to do, and as Duan Hengye’s assistant, Ye Pu’s job was to follow him. Although Yu Xinran wasn’t feeling well and needed company, as a dedicated assistant, the moment Duan Hengye turned around and was about to walk out, Ye Pu quickly followed him and couldn’t help but ask, ”Prof. Duan, what are you going to do? Is there anything you need my help with.”


After hearing his assistant’s words, Duan Hengye then realized that he really seemed to be a little too excited just now. He who had already walked to the door stopped, then turned to Ye Pu, “…… Take care of Admiral Yu, and deal with the matters on the starship with her in a while.”



“You …… “After Duan Hengye’s words, Ye Pu actually didn’t react in a short time to what exactly he meant. However, Yu Xinran, who had been standing by the side without saying anything, was different, and at this time, she did read out the meaning behind that order Duan Hengye had just given.



–Duan Hengye was planning to go find Meng Jinhuai.



“No!” Yu Xinran loudly interrupted Ye Pu’s words as she said with slight agitation, “The Stellar Explosion is happening …… The situation over there is just too dangerous. You can’t go over there!”


Duan Hengye had the highest authority on the starship, and Yu Xinran’s body hadn’t fully recovered, so no one could stop him if he wanted to go. However, after hearing Yu Xinran’s words, Duan Hengye still explained to her, “Before the signal completely disappeared,…… Meng Jinhuai’s mecha’s uncontrolled situation was already very serious. What do you think will happen if we leave him in the stellar explosion ……?”



As an admiral, Yu Xinran was very clear about how much of a role Meng Jinhuai’s personal strength played in this w.ar. It wasn’t that she was pessimistic, but the fact of the matter was – if anything really happened to Meng Jinhuai in the middle of this Stellar Explosion, then the Empire’s strength would be in tatters as well, and even the tide of the wa.r would be turned upside down in a matter of moments.



…… If Duan Hengye rushed to the battlefield right now, he could theoretically assist Meng Jinhuai in the rapid maintenance and grooming of the system. But the problem was that the situation of the stellar explosion wasn’t clear right now, and none of them could say what exactly would happen ahead. Duan Hengye’s mecha piloting skills were indeed good, but compared to the power of nature, they were still so insignificant.



Duan Hengye was now taking a gamble, something that both he and Yu Xinran were incredibly clear about in their hearts.



“You are also very important to the Empire.” Yu Xinran’s emotions were already somewhat agitated as she continued, “You know what mecha symbolizes to the Empire!”


“I understand.” Duan Hengye no longer explained, he gave her a deep look and finally walked out without looking back.



Duan Hengye was essentially a sensible and calm person, he knew what kind of danger he was facing right now, and even more so, he knew what he represented in the mecha world or in the empire. But at this moment, Duan Hengye’s emotions defeated his reason in an instant.



His heart told him that he had to go there.



“Forgive me ……,” after walking out of the hatch, Duan Hengye reached out his hand to take the mecha’s opening medallion out of his pocket, as he muttered.



The words he said at this moment were only audible to himself, and the onlookers who even accidentally heard these words would not be able to guess who he was actually saying them to right now.


The white-clothed Professor Duan rode the hovercraft to one of the starship’s side doors, which was a sealed cabin that was generally used as a temporary takeoff place for mechas. He stood by the side wall of the hatch, and then threw the medallion held tightly in his hand toward the front. After a few seconds, a huge mecha appeared before his eyes.



Duan Hengye no longer had any hesitation as he directly stepped onto the mecha.


…… This was the most capricious decision that the always sensible Duan Hengye had ever made, and it would also be the biggest adventure of his life.




🎶Into the thick of it🎶 😪😶‍🌫️

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