Bonus Chapter: Thanks for the kofi, kofi-supporter.
After Duan Hengye said this, the classroom was quiet for a long time. It wasn’t until this time that he finally realized how much the speech just now was like a …… confession, but those words were indeed what Duan Hengye was thinking.
Without any filter, after this period of contact, Duan Hengye discovered that Meng Jinhuai was indeed just like what was described in the book “Dumping Interstellar”. He was a competent marshal and compared to the royal family that was always waiting to seize power in chaos, Meng Jinhuai truly made sure that the safety of the empire was always a priority.
The Marshal hardly had any personal time, he was working every day apart from resting. In all fairness, Duan Hengye thought that even he himself could never do this.
It was once written in the book that Meng Jinhuai was a man who dedicated himself to the empire. At first glance, this sentence didn’t seem to be anything, but when he came into contact with him, he gradually understood how heavy it was behind this seemingly plain sentence.
As the time he transmigrated here wasn’t long, Duan Hengye did not have very deep feelings for this huge empire, but the sentiment was common.
Casting his gaze back to the classroom again, influenced by the environment of his childhood life, Duan Hengye had never been a person who was used to expressing his emotions. So after saying these words, his expression was a little uncomfortable. Fortunately, the people around him were in an agitated mood, so no one noticed his expression.
After listening to Duan Hengye’s words, the student who was just held on his shoulder couldn’t help but tremble slightly, and tears began to fall down one by one uncontrollably.
Of course, Duan Hengye who was standing in front of him also noticed this, and then everyone saw Professor Duan look down at the student. Just when everyone thought that Duan Hengye was about to leave, or that he was impatient with the student’s tears, he unexpectedly squatted down slowly and wiped away the tears with his hand.
Because of his body, Duan Hengye’s finger temperature has never been high. At this time, gently rubbing against the blushing face, he directly made the other party have the illusion of being wiped by an ice cube.
After wiping his tears, Duan Hengye didn’t speak again. He stood up and patted the other party’s shoulder once again, before walking back towards the center of the classroom.
No one could deny that Professor Duan was extremely charismatic. Even though the Empire was currently at a critical moment of life and death, after seeing the image of Duan Hengye personally wiping away that student’s tears. The entire classroom surprisingly forgot what they were nervous about in that instant, and then cast their jealous eyes on that student ……
Professor Duan actually wiped his tears with his own hands!
Re-entering the podium, Duan Hengye didn’t speak for the time being, he was waiting for the students to calm down.
In fact, Duan Hengye had just noticed that at the same time he was speaking, there were several students inside the classroom secretly filming with the light-computers they were carrying. But Duan Hengye didn’t stop them – the words he had just said were meant to stabilize the hearts of the people.
For the Ye Tian Empire, this war had come too suddenly. Although he had been in class and didn’t have time to watch the news, he didn’t need to think about it to know that the entire empire should be in chaos by this time. Duan Hengye didn’t know exactly how effective his words would be, but it was always better to have them than not ……
Duan Hengye’s guess was correct, shortly after he finished speaking, the video was coincidentally uploaded to the Star Network by several students.
The state of the Ye Tian Empire was very peculiar, on the one hand, the military, represented by Meng Jinhuai, was gradually taking back the lost territory of the empire. On the other hand, the social state of the empire was still very chaotic. Between the royal family, who had no real power and was always waiting to fish in troubled waters, and the council, whose existence was even lower than the royal family, none of them had the ability to stabilize the people.
From the news of the war, there was chaos on Starnet. It wasn’t until these few separate videos taken by different people were uploaded that the Empire finally had its first period of calm.
“However, I believe in Meng Jinhuai. He’ll do his best to protect this empire.”
Duan Hongyu’s words were simple but powerful enough.
But in the span of ten minutes, not only Starnet, but even Ye Tian’s major media had reprinted it. Duan Hengye who was working hard didn’t know that at this time his words had already been put up on the front page of Starnet ……
After feeling that the students were calming down, Duan Hengye on the podium gently clapped his hands and called for everyone’s attention. Although this action was used by other teachers, it was indeed the first time Duan Hengye did it. Combining his words and the action of wiping someone’s tears, the students felt for the first time that Professor Duan was such a humane person.
After everyone’s attention had been refocused, Duan Hengye said once again, “Alright, everyone, now turn off your light-computers and focus on class at ease.” He then turned on the Mecha Projection located in the center of the classroom again.
Unlike what the students imagined, Duan Hengye did not continue with the content of Fang. Instead, he turned on the private light-computer that hadn’t been touched since the beginning of the class.
This light-brain wasn’t connected to the several display light screens in the center of the classroom, so the students could only see what Duan Hengye was continuously inputting, and couldn’t see the content on his light-computer. But their intuition told them that there was definitely a surprise in this class.
As expected, a minute later, the small armor projection in the center of the classroom disappeared once again. A few seconds of darkness ended, and another armor model that had never appeared in this classroom before stood there.
After a few seconds of confusion, everyone recognized the model’s name, and the classroom was filled with shouts of amazement.
Codename “SN-902” and name “Dongcha”, what appeared before their eyes was the representative model of the new generation of armor! It was likewise the one that had the largest number of service in the Imperial Army currently.
By all means, this kind of complex armor wasn’t necessarily accessible until they graduated, but now Duan Hengye had even directly brought out its model.
Of course, Professor Duan knew that just in terms of proportions, there were definitely a few armor geniuses sitting in this classroom at this time. But despite that, he hadn’t thought at all about wanting his students to understand the structure of this armor right now.
After seeing the astonished expressions of the students below, Duan Hengye said indifferently as he displayed the armor model for them, “Today is rather special, so we won’t talk about the original content for now.”
After seeing the armor model go into start-up mode, he turned towards the students and said, “Because I guess you guys haven’t completely calmed down yet.”
Although Professor Duan still looked as cold as ever, everyone somehow felt a little bit of cuteness from his words again. As soon as Duan Hengye’s words fell, someone in the classroom couldn’t help but laugh out loud.
Duan Hengyedidn’t care about this interlude, instead he was relieved that they were no longer as nervous as he was just now.
“So taking this opportunity, today’s course content will be adjusted to the study of the armor ‘SN-902’, and I’ll come with you to briefly analyze and discuss its strengths and weaknesses.” Duan Hengye continued.
Even though there was only one armor model in the center of the classroom, a large amount of real data was still entered into the model in order to achieve a perfect simulation for the sake of realism. Also due to the large amount of data involved in the model, only a few people in the intergalactic community had access to an active armor model like the SN-902.
All of them present were students who were passionate about this field, so when they saw the SN-902, they all got excited.
However, although it was said to be “analyze and discuss its strengths and weaknesses”, Duan Hengye actually didn’t have the intention to specifically say its weaknesses. After all, the current situation of the empire was unique, so the first thing he needed to do was to give everyone a reassurance pill.
Duan Hengye looked down and said, “The SN-902 is a work that I myself created a few years ago, and it was designed for mass production at the time. It can be said that its shortcomings are also common to all the new generation of armor, so you don’t have to worry about …… the problems they have, the Lai Sheng Alliance’s armor also has them.”
Duan Hengye said this with a bit of disdain in his tone, and when paired with his indifferent expression, the words “disdain” was simply the most vividly interpreted.
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, the classroom finally erupted once again, even vaguely accompanied by some applause. Now the students finally understood what Duan Hengye meant, he was using his own profession to make everyone at ease.
As expected, after Duan Hengye finished what he had just said, he began to manipulate the model while very carefully talking about the various data of this armor. The armor was a symbol of the highest productivity in the interstellar era, and there were countless patents hidden inside every single component.
In fact, if one was willing to search, the data that Duan Hengye was talking about now could also be found in the internal data of the armor system, but that would also be a huge job.
Now seeing with their own eyes that Duan Hengye would speak out the various data of the armor, as well as the attack and defense performance, the eyes of the students here were not only surprised but also admiration. What was called a brain comparable to a light-computer? Today they finally got to see it.
Although Duan Hengye was the same as usual in this class, he didn’t deliberately talk about off-topic topics to liven up the atmosphere like other teachers. But what was slightly different was that his words were finally starting to slowly reflect his own emotions.
Furthermore, although the original owner had a slightly flawed personality, the armor he designed was indeed at the forefront of the stars. After this analysis by Duan Hengye, the student who was still a little worried and torn was completely agitated.
After all, no matter what era it was in, only true strength was the foundation of everything.
The second half of this class no longer had anyone taking videos, but all the students all remembered what Duan Hengye had said. Shortly after the class ended, this reassurance pill called “Strength” was spread to all corners of Ye Tian Empire by the students of the An Luo Armor Department.
Half unintentionally, half intentionally, in a short period of time, Duan Hengye really soothed the restlessness and unrest of the empire with his own strength.
Although he looked very dashing, only Duan Hengye himself knew that this lesson wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
In fact, it wasn’t just the students, he also wanted to know very much how the war between Ye Tian and the Li Sheng Alliance was going. Duan Hengye’s light-computer was always kept by his side, and it didn’t suddenly light up during class as it did a few hours ago, but there were no less than ten flashes of various sizes.
Every time, Duan Hengye had the urge to reach out and click on it, but he endured all of them in order not to pass on his anxiety to his students.
It was also this time after reentering the common room that Duan Hengye realized that he probably cared more about the battle …… than he thought he did about Meng Jinhuai.
As soon as he entered the lounge, Duan Hengye eagerly turned on his light-computer. After roughly going over the news once, he finally put his mind at ease for the time being – it turned out that the first war had ended just as he was in class. This war was not large in scale, more like a kind of trial by both sides in nature, and the battle was not very intense.
According to the usual practice, after the lecture this afternoon, he should have rested for the night on the Duguang Star until tomorrow morning and then returned to the institute. However, the current situation was very special, and Duan Hengye decided to contact his assistant first after thinking for a while and return directly to the institute tonight.
After resting, Duan Hengye picked up his light-computer again. However, before he could send a message to his assistant, it once again lit up with a message prompt.
The familiar blank sender ……
After noticing this, Duan Hengye’s lips slowly pursed – what exactly the royal family was looking for him to do now was really not hard to guess at all.
Duan Hengye hesitated a bit, then clicked on this latest message received.
“Professor Duan has done a great job, the video has been uploaded to Starnet.”
After seeing this unexplained “compliment”, Duan Hengye was flabbergasted. He thought for a while before he finally reacted, the last time when he mentioned choosing a star, the royal family had suggested that he should build up his own prestige and one day replace Meng Jinhuai.
Today’s news with a complimentary nature, he was afraid that the royal family saw the video uploaded by his student. It was then assumed that Duan Hengye really started to act like it was arranged.
Although it was a misunderstanding, Professor Duan didn’t have the intention to explain. By the way, in his opinion, the royal family weren’t the kind of people who would send messages simply to praise him. As expected, after a few minutes of waiting, the other party sent another message to Duan Hengye.
There had to be a real purpose of today’s message.
As expected, after opening the latter message, Duan Hengye saw that the royal family asked him to use the military intranet to keep an eye on Meng Jinhuai’s movements. Then …… when the war was about to end, he had to do something on his armor.
In sum, it was just “the same old tricks again”.
Duan Hengye reached out his hand to touch lightly on the light-computer, then he just pressed it out. No matter which way he looked at it, Duan Hongyi felt that he shouldn’t have taken on this mission.
However, the royal family didn’t give him too much time to hesitate.
The account from the royal family had the highest interstellar privileges, and five minutes after closing the message, Duan Hengye’s light-computer was forced open by the other party, and then a three-dimensional projection of a man stood opposite him.
Duan Hengye recognized that this person was the attendant beside the emperor.
Duan Hengye sat on a chair in the lounge, and when he saw the man who suddenly appeared in front of him, he didn’t have any special expressions, and he didn’t even show a little bit of surprise.
“Professor Duan.” Seeing that Duan Hengye hadn’t spoken, the man finally couldn’t help but speak up, “Please take over the mission sent for you by the royal family as soon as possible.”
After hearing the other man speak, Duan Hengye slowly raised his head, he looked into the other man’s eyes and said, “If something happens to Meng Jinhuai, then the Lai Sheng Alliance is bound to fight back.”
The man who heard the words laughed disdainfully and said, “The Lai Sheng Alliance is not a climate. And the Ye Tian Empire isn’t inferior to Meng Jinhuai.”
“…… “Duan Hengye really didn’t know where the enigmatic feeling of superiority in the heart of the man in front of him came from.
Now almost the entire starry sky had tacitly agreed that it was Meng Jinhuai who had single-handedly brought the decadent Ye Tian Empire back up. The only exception was the royal family, who until now were still immersed in those golden mists made of past glory.
For the first time, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but retort, “The Lai Sheng Alliance has developed very well in recent years, and the gap between them and us in armor alone has narrowed to less than a generation.”
Giving the other party this sentence, Duan Hengye had intended to make them recognize the status quo, but what was unexpected was that the man who heard Duan Hengye’s words laughed instead, then laughed even more disdainfully and said, “Then just like what you said, Professor Duan, we still surpass them by a full generation.”
The man who said this was actually the Emperor’s close attendant and Duan Hengye thought he now really knew why Ye Tian had been hovering on the edge of the fallen . . .
Bent on bringing down the Marshal, who else was going to die if not you? Duan Hengye couldn’t help but curse in his heart.
After another moment, seeing that he still didn’t say anything, the expression of the person opposite him slowly became serious.
“When did Professor Duan become so fearful?” From what he could hear, he sounded very dissatisfied.
Duan Hengye’s hand that hung at his side slowly clenched, in fact, at this time he could have taken this mission first. Or simply really take advantage of the victory to make minor trouble on the opponent’s armor.
But Duan Hengye didn’t want to do that and was no longer willing to do so.
“…… After the last accident, the military department has strengthened the tracking system. If we act rashly now, I’m afraid I’ll be exposed.” Duan Hengye explained.
After hearing his words, the other party clearly became dissatisfied. In that servant’s eyes, the current Duan Hengye was just a useless undercover agent who was unwilling to complete the royal mission because he was worried about his own safety.
He coldly looked at Duan Hengye and then said with a seeming smile, “Well, it seems that you have to choose within long and short pain.” After saying that, he directly cut off the communication.
The royal family has been using a dr*g to hold Duan Hengye back, and the “long pain and short pain” in the other side’s words referred to the antidote.
The man disappeared, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. Perhaps because of the guarantee of the cloned drug from LDK-300 Research Institute, Duan Hengye was able to speak with a much stronger voice than before.
Duan Hengye stood up from his seat, then walked to the window. The appearance of LDK-300 had affected Duan Hengye in many ways, the most important of which was that he was very sure that his process of getting away from the royal family could be accelerated.
The alerts on his light-computer were no longer appearing densely at this time, and Duan Hengye guessed that nothing major was happening in the war zone. He first went to send a message to his assistant to return to the research institute early, then he sat back down on the window seat once again with his computer in his arms.
Duan Hengye habitually switched the interface to the place where he communicated with LDK-300.
From the time he transmigrated into this novel, he had lived each day with extreme caution. Although Duan Hengye in the last world was also a geek, he would at least occasionally chat with strangers on various BBSs. But now, because of his special identity and not being completely integrated into this world, Duan Hengye has indeed been lonely for a long, long time.
Since the last time when he topped up LDK-300 and met an AI with an excellent service attitude, Duan Hengye’s life finally has a little more pastime. Although the other party’s tone was still cold, the occasional nonsense or drug cloning progress sent to him made Duan Hengye’s life a little more interesting.
Probably because the other party was an AI, unconsciously, Duan Hengye’s communication with the other party was a lot less guarded and a little more relaxed.
However, after opening the chat interface this time, Duan Hengye was slightly disappointed to find that the LDK-300 AI hadn’t sent a message to him today.
Somewhat bored, he flipped the chat log upwards, and Duan Hengye eventually sent a message to the other party.
“Inquiring about drug progress.” Professor Duan sent the query request as usual.
Almost instantly, the AI conveniently sent over a drug cloning progress page that was being updated in real-time. If it was put in the past, after this interface popped up, the AI on the other side would always add a few nonsense sentences, but now Duan Hengye had waited for a long time without seeing a reply back from the other party.
After waiting for quite a while, Duan Hengye finally couldn’t help but send the first message which has nothing to do with “business”.
“LDK-300 system prompt.
When you receive a query message, please be specific in describing what you need to inquire about.”
After seeing this sentence, Duan Hengye was suddenly a little lost. He moved the chat up a bit, then came to a baffling conclusion – from the fees charged for cloning drugs, this research institute seemed to love money very much. Was it because he hadn’t recharged enough, and that was why the AI had been switched back to its previous mode?
Even though Duan Hengye himself found this conjecture very baffling, he actually ended up ghostly paying a fee to the other party. In the end, in order to appear less strange, Duan Hengye also added an explanation that he wanted to add an additional cloning drug.
The AI still didn’t react and only automatically popped up the option to confirm.
The night was approaching, and Duan Hengye’s assistant entered the lounge, ready to call him to board the starship. The dark clouds visible to the naked eye outside the window had almost solidified, and Duan Hengye, who was sitting by the window, looked like he was about to blend into the haze.
After knowing him for so long, Mr. Assistant felt, for the first time, that Duan Hengye’s back was a bit lonely.