C122 —- The Ending (II)

Only after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words did Duan Hengye follow his line of sight downwards, and then noticed a dark red bloodstain on his chest. After seeing it, Duan Hengye himself was startled by the redness. Recently, for the sake of work convenience, Duan Hengye had been wearing white work clothes. Against this color, the bloodstain appeared especially obvious.



After seeing the bloodstain, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but reach out his hand to touch his neck, and then saw the blood stained on his palm. As expected, blood should have flowed down from the side of his mouth along with the sharp pain at the time of impact. Because the pain was too intense, Duan Hengye ignored the feeling of warm blood flowing down his skin.



After seeing the blood, although he froze for a little while, he was still generally calm-after all, the pain just now was too intense, and it didn’t take much to know that his internal organs were definitely injured. But just because Duan Hengye could be calm, didn’t mean that Meng Jinhuai could be calm. Seeing Duan Hengye calmly wipe a handful of blood from his neck, Meng Jinhuai’s inner shock was even greater than Duan Hengye had imagined.



He was obviously a marshal who was accustomed to seeing great scenes of life and death, but Meng Jinhuai still panicked after seeing this image. He reached out his hand and gently wiped away the blood on Duan Hengye’s skin, then said with a slightly trembling voice, “What’s going on here?”



Duan Hengye completely didn’t expect that in such a tense life-and-death situation, after seeing him, Meng Jinhuai actually had the time to ask about this. He held onto the wall of the mecha, and while walking towards the cockpit, he briefly explained what he had just encountered to Meng Jinhuai.



At the same time that Duan Hengye walked forward, Meng Jinhuai also quickly followed up and supported him from one side. He didn’t know if it was just an illusion, but he always felt that Meng Jinhuai’s movements were a bit cautious, and even his arms didn’t know where to exert his strength. Duan Hengye had never seen Meng Jinhuai this careful and helpless, “It’s okay, actually, I don’t feel much now, I’m just a bit weak.” He said this to Meng Jinhuai.



After this sentence was spoken, Meng Jinhuai’s mood didn’t show any improvement, instead, he gave a muffled “Hmm.” Then his arm finally dared to vigorously support Duan Hengye.



The location where Duan Hengye landed on the mecha was not far from Nan Wei’s cockpit, and the two of them arrived at the cabin in no time. Now that the mecha’s out of control situation was already a bit serious, Nan Wei’s internal shaking amplitude was almost able to catch up with what Duan Hengye’s mecha looked like after it was hit just now. One must know that the Nan Wei was huge, and all of the components used in it were the top of the line in Interstellar. To be able to cause such a big bump, the situation was already not optimistic, and both of them knew that now was not a good time to chat and pay attention to the severity of Duan Hengye’s injuries. After arriving at the cockpit, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai sat in the front and co-pilot seats respectively. Compared to Meng Jinhuai, Duan Hengye’s movements were slightly slower. So when Meng Jinhuai sat down, he saw that when Duan Hengye was tightly bound by the harness on the mecha, he couldn’t help but suck in a breath of cool air as he felt the force, he seemed extremely hurt.


Meng Jinhuai gritted his teeth and turned around in silence.



Just like what Meng Jinhuai had just seen, the mecha’s seatbelt was able to tightly bind a person to the seat, ensuring the safety of the driver. However, in the case of being injured, being tied up so tightly was definitely not a pleasant thing. Duan Hengye sucked in a breath of cold air before slowly adjusting his breathing, and then began to welcome a series of identity testing procedures.



“Can Nan Wei still be controlled now?” After waiting for the identity verification to end, Duan Hengye quickly entered commands on the operation panel in front of him while asking Meng Jinhuai.



At this time, the mecha was still at the core of the stellar explosion, and the storm still had no tendency to weaken a little. “About twenty percent of the commands can still be completed.” Meng Jinhuai replied.



After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye silently nodded his head. The 20% completion rate of instructions was similar to Duan Hengye’s previous speculation.. In those few minutes just now, the mecha had continued to be uncontrollably propelled towards the core area by the stellar explosion energy. After getting back into the driver’s seat, Meng Jinhuai began to once again focus his attention on controlling the mecha.



As the designer of the mecha “Nanwei”, he knew exactly what kind of mental strength was needed to pilot this huge mecha. After seeing Meng Jinhuai’s difficult appearance, Duan Hengye stopped bothering him and focused on the light screen in front of him.



Compared to the mecha that he had piloted himself just now, Nan Wei had entered the battlefield for a longer period of time and hadn’t done any program combing in the middle. After Duan Hengye successfully entered the mecha’s internal control system, what he saw was a bunch of messy symbols that couldn’t be messed up any more – unlike the old orderly mess, the contents of the current mecha’s system interface were simply like characters typed out by a keyboard that had been stepped on by a cat.



After seeing the screen full of messy symbols, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but pause for a moment, and for a moment he actually didn’t know where to start.



But now was obviously not a good time to hesitate. After looking at it for a while, he finally found a program he was familiar with amongst the pile of garbled code, and then quickly cut into it, using it as a reference to quickly modify the surrounding content relying on his memories as well as his knowledge.



Although the main problem with the mecha was the control system, the amount of work required to fix it was definitely not small. After concentrating on the control panel for a while, Duan Hengye even had the feeling that his fingers were pumping. Although because of his concentration, Duan Hengye could no longer feel the pain in his chest. But at this time, he started coughing uncontrollably again. He continued to tap on the operation panel with one hand, while the other hand was pressed against his lips in an attempt to suppress the rest of the coughing.



Meng Jinhuai, who was piloting the mecha on one side, couldn’t help but reveal a complicated expression. Although the world outside the mecha was chaotic, the cabin was still so quiet, and for a while, the two of them only had the sound of Duan Hengye’s cough echoing in their ears.



In the beginning, Duan Hengye still wanted to hold back a bit, but later on, those coughs were already completely uncontrollable. When he coughed, he even felt that blood appeared inside his throat. He was probably able to realize that this time, he was definitely not lightly injured.


Although the workload was huge and the results of the maintenance were eroding every second, by the time he found the feeling, Duan Hengye’s speed didn’t fall by half. After a while, Meng Jinhuai’s degree of control over the mecha rose from twenty percent just now to sixty percent. Even though the mecha was now located at the core of the stellar explosion, it was difficult to fly out with the mecha’s own energy alone. However, after the system’s control over the mecha was gradually restored, Meng Jinhuai was also able to operate it more easily and leave several of the most dangerous areas.



Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai worked very well together, and although the two of them had barely spoken since they sat in the driver’s seat, there wasn’t the slightest bit of miscommunication. The mecha’s bumps gradually slowed down, and Meng Jinhuai found an asteroid to use as a cover amidst the thick purple mist, then slowly approached it.



It wasn’t that Meng Jinhuai didn’t want to speed up, it was just that the mecha was now in the core area of the stellar explosion, and it was hard not to be dragged along by the force of the stellar explosion, let alone breaking free of it and heading towards his destination.



He didn’t know how long it took, but Duan Hengye finally saw the purple fog outside the viewport fade a little, and then heard Meng Jinhuai say in his ear, “We’re at the back of the asteroid.” Because the situation was really critical just now, Duan Hengye first maintained the control system that was in charge of the mecha’s movement, and didn’t have time to bother with the positioning part. Therefore, piloting the mecha from the position they were in just now to the back of this asteroid relied almost entirely on Meng Jinhuai’s visual judgment.



Perhaps only Duan Hengye, who was in the middle of it, could feel the difficulty of this matter – that purple mist was severely blocking the line of sight, and if they weren’t careful, they wouldn’t be able to find anything. And then calculating the appropriate angle and force within the brain to get rid of the stellar explosion pull and go towards a specific location was an even more difficult task. After all it was usually done by the light device.


Now that Nan Wei was almost no longer lurching, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief. However, Duan Hengye saw that Meng Jinhuai’s expression was still not relaxed ……



Meng Jinhuai stared ahead, his gaze icy cold. Duan Hengye felt that this moment’s Meng Jinhuai was even more serious than the way he looked just now when he piloted his mecha to the back of the asteroid, and his entire being was in a state of readiness.



“What’s wrong?” Duan Hengye couldn’t help but ask.


After a while, Meng Jinhuai finally slowly spoke, “There’s someone there.”



After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye slowly dropped his line of sight behind the viewport. The purple mist behind the asteroid faded a little, and he didn’t know if it was because Meng Jinhuai’s words just now had given him a psychological hint. After looking forward once more, Duan Heng Night really found that a light gray shadow had vaguely appeared not far ahead.



This …… seemed to be a mecha?


If placed in the usual setting, seeing a mecha would definitely not cause him to have any special reaction. But now that the situation was special, seeing it in the middle of a purple fog, Duan Hengye’s mood was definitely no less than what it was like if he saw a ghost. The Nanwei cockpit went quiet again, and Meng Jinhuai slowly maneuvered the mecha to start backing up.




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