The night of Southern Star quietly approached, and after finishing the communication with Yu Xinlan, Meng Jinhuai, who had planned to leave, sat back in his office chair once again. Although there were still some differences in nature, Meng Jinhuai, the Interstellar god, finally felt what it was like to be dumped …… today.
…… was indeed not very pleasant.
Recently, the temperature in Southern Star was not high, but when he was working, the window in Meng Jinhua’s office was still half down as usual. Now at night, the outdoor temperature had dropped a few degrees, and as Meng Jinhuai sat there meditating, a cold wind poured in through the window.
The scene was a bit depressing and indefinable.
After thinking for a while, the marshal once again opened his light computer, and then sent a message to his subordinates – send me the documents allocated to tomorrow in advance.
That was right, for the first time after many years of hard work, the marshal had the intention to give himself a holiday.
While Meng Jinhuai was working overtime to deal with the next day, Duan Hengye’s night was also not easy.
After sending the prepared divorce agreement to Meng Jinhuai, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but get nervous. Although he knew that the other party was always very busy and may not be able to receive the information he sent, every time there was a new message, Duan Hengye still had to be a little nervous, and then open it immediately.
Time passed, and in order to wait for a reply, Duan Hengye didn’t even eat dinner.
While waiting, Duan Hengye also opened the forum of An Luo University in order to relieve his nervousness and finished replying to all the recent backlog of questions in one breath.
Now when he looked at the cleaned-up information box, Duan Hengye could not help but reach out his hand to rub his eyes, then slowly leaned back on the soft back of the chair. Just when he thought Meng Jinhuai was busy with work today and probably wouldn’t reply to him, he finally received a new message on his light computer.
Your divorce petition has been denied.”
After reading it, Duan Hengye was silent.
Meng Jinhuai’s response, why was it different from his own imagination again?
In the time after the news went out, Duan Hengye’s mind assumed countless possibilities. Among them, there was Meng Jinhuai’s quick agreement, and the other party wanted to exchange resources with him or sign a detailed cooperation agreement. All in all, in his imagination, there was absolutely no possibility of the system rejecting the application without any pain or itch.
Meng Jinhuai’s response was too bland, right? It was as if what he dismissed was not a divorce petition, but just a trivial matter on Southern Star.
Duan Hengye had finally discovered that Meng Jinhuai was very fond of changing the subject like this, or rather, using the type of reply that turned a big issue into a small one. And he …… really had no way to deal with it.
When Duan Hengye was in the most depressed mood, Meng Jinhuai’s private account finally sent him a message.
The other side said: “Tomorrow morning, let’s chat.”
At six o’clock in the morning, Southern Star Standard Time, Duan Hengye sat up in bed on time. Probably because he received Meng Jinhuai’s reply last night, Duan Hengye slept so soundly for the first time in recent years. When he went to the washroom and took a look in the mirror, he found that his hair was all messed up. ……
In any case, Duan Hengye was still an image-conscious person, plus today he had a big event to discuss, so he had to be more formal. After seeing his face in the mirror, he quickly took this time to clean up.
Duan Hengye always woke up very early, and when he finished cleaning up today, it was not even seven o’clock. But after Duan Hengye finished up and walked out of the bedroom, he discovered that Meng Jinhuai was waiting at the door at some unknown time.
Unlike Duan Hengye, who was dressed extra formally for business, Meng Jinhuai, who was standing outside the door, was wearing a black turtleneck sweater and looked very casual. When the two of them stood together, their styles really didn’t match.
When he saw Duan Hengye go out, Meng Jinhuai smiled at him and said, “No need to be so formal, just change your clothes.” As soon as his voice fell, the Lord Marshal reopened the bedroom door and walked in with Duan Hengye.
The clothes in the bedroom closet were taken care of by a special robot, and the worst of them were high-fashion clothes from interstellar high luxury brands. Because he was always thinking about things, Duan Hengye didn’t pay attention to the clothes just now. After reopening the closet door, Meng Jinhuai didn’t ask Duan Hengye to choose his own, but directly took out a thick beige jacket for him.
“Put it on, it’s cold outside.” Meng Jinhuai handed it over to Duan Hengye in a very natural way.
It was cold outside? After hearing these words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be puzzled. If he understood correctly, what Meng Jinhuai meant was that he wanted to go outdoors with him later? Although there was some confusion in his heart, Duan Hengye still did not ask the question. He listened to Meng Jinhuai’s words and directly replaced the black suit he was wearing with this overcoat.
“Going to the study?” Duan Hengye turned around and looked at Meng Jinhuai and asked him solemnly, while after hearing his words, Meng Jinhuai gently shook his head and said, “No, eat breakfast first.”
When did the Marshal become so nagging?
After hearing these words, although Duan Hengye was constantly complaining about the other party, he finally walked to the restaurant on this floor with Meng Jinhuai. Speaking of the last time the two sat here together, it was the time when Duan Hengye made supper by himself and was discovered.
There had been too many things happening recently, and Duan Hengye almost forgot the episode that happened that night. However, after sitting down, seeing the familiar restaurant layout, the events of that night came back to his mind in an instant, and then it intensified Duan Hengye’s embarrassment.
But Meng Jinhuai didn’t seem to notice this.
After the two of them sat down, the robot of the Marshal’s Mansion came over with the breakfast that had already been prepared. Contrary to what outsiders imagined, the Marshal Mansion, the real power center of the Yetian Empire in their eyes, did not have the luxury of meals. Although there were many styles of meals on the table at this time, the ingredients and processing methods used were not uncommon.
Duan Hengye hadn’t eaten well recently. Because of somethings in his heart, he didn’t have much appetite while looking at the food on the table.
While Professor Duan was sitting absent-mindedly thinking about things, Meng Jinhuai picked up a cup of freshly brewed coffee. After taking a sip, he gently put the coffee down, then sat up straight and said to Duan Hengye: “Yesterday’s application…”
At last! Hearing the key points, Duan Hengye immediately straightened. He was waiting for the other party’s next words.
“I rejected the application yesterday.” The marshal said very frankly. After hearing what he said, Duan Hengye, who had always been very patient, couldn’t help it. Duan Hengye took a deep breath, bit his lip, and stared at the other person’s eyes, and finally spoke frankly: “You know I’m an undercover agent.”
To Duan Hengye, the identity of an “undercover agent” was like a huge hole.
It was no exaggeration to say that from the time he entered “Dumping Interstellar”, most of Duan Hengye’s work revolved around this identity. And in countless nights, he also had nightmares about this identity again and again.
Duan Hengye had never thought that one day he would confess this to Meng Jinhuai himself.
But after saying this, Duan Hengye discovered that, regardless of the other party’s reaction, his spirit was relaxed a lot, as if a heavy iron shackle was finally untied.
If it were placed in a film and television drama, after Duan Hengye’s topic fell, the BGM[Background Music] with a weird and heavy atmosphere should sound.
But this was not the case.
Hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai did not speak. On the contrary, he picked up the knife and fork with a relaxed and calm expression and started to eat breakfast naturally…
Wait, was it that the undercover confession was so unimportant?
After seeing Meng Jinhuai’s reaction, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but start to doubt his life. He was silent for a while and then decided – another dose of strong medicine.
Duan Hengye breathed a sigh of relief, and then said to Meng Jinhuai: “You know, I once tampered with your armor, I ……”. Meng Jinhuai’s reaction was really too flat, and when facing such a big event, the flatter the reaction of the other party, the more torturous it was.
Now Duan Hengye acted like a prisoner who was forced to confess – there was no torture in front of him.
Just as Duan Hengye was thinking about just making a clean break and saying the words “I almost killed you”, Meng Jinhuai finally put down his knife and fork. He elegantly picked up a napkin and wiped his mouth, then said to Duan Hengye: “I also know that you tampered with my armor more than once. You’ve saved me.”
Duan Hengye did not expect that Meng Jinhuai had discovered the last remote system upgrade. The armor researcher’s instincts instantly brought Duan Hengye’s thoughts to his own field of expertise – Meng Jinhuai’s spirit was indeed strong, and such perception of armor was unique in the interstellar.
But now wasn’t the time to think about it!
After hearing what Meng Jinhuai just said, Duan Hengye’s mood became more and more tangled. Since Meng Jinhuai had said so, he naturally could no longer say, “Do you know that I once wanted to kill you?”. Something like that. After all, it did sound very much like a self-inflicted death.
Before Duan Hengye could say anything else, Meng Jinhuai said with a calm face, “The results of the last physical examination have come back, your body has deposited many special toxins, and the drugs sent to the LDK-300 Institute can temporarily suppress the poisoning. I think the toxin came from a control drug that has been taken or injected for many years ……”
After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye’s teeth gently bit the flesh on the inside of his lips. It was only when he tasted a trace of blood that Duan Hengye finally released himself.
Duan Hengye did not expect that before he opened his mouth, the Lord Marshal himself actually gave out the explanation he had prepared earlier.
…… Although it was all true, but to assist in dumping, it was too considerate, right?
The table was silent for a long time, and Meng Jinhuai, who was sitting across the table, was watching Duan Hengye’s reaction. He saw that the other was first silent and torn, but after a while seemed to have figured something out, and his eyes suddenly took on a few …… colors of emotion and admiration.
After hearing what Meng Jinhuai had just said, Duan Hengye finally came to his own conclusion after struggling for a while – after the Tize incident and the last battle, the marshal had completely treated him as one of his own. In that case, in order to ensure subsequent cooperation and to live up to that trust, he absolutely must not ruin the atmosphere again!
“…… Lord Marshal, rest assured that I will give you a suitable answer in the future to the matter just mentioned.” He even directly changed his name.
This was the first time Meng Jinhua heard his spouse make such an emotional statement after knowing him for so long. But the emotional direction of the statement, it seemed to be different from what he thought. At this time, Duan Hengye looked like a subordinate who was giving his loyalty …… rather than his spouse.
The two of them had completely different priorities, but after seeing the bright light in Duan Hegye’s eyes, Meng Jinhuai’s heart couldn’t help but relax.
There was one thing he didn’t tell Duan Hengye just now – although the composition of the toxin deposited in the body was very complex and extremely difficult to analyze, the testing agency still found a special chemical from it. It specifically targetted an area of the brain, and when the amount of the deposit reached a certain level, the brain’s ability to perceive emotions would be reduced. Then, the user would become a completely “cold” person.
This was the royal family’s usual auxiliary brainwashing method.
In other words, after seeing the emotions in Duan Hengye’s eyes, Meng Jinhuai was convinced that the substance in his body was slowly decreasing.
Duan Hengye didn’t know what Meng Jinhuai was thinking, but he only saw the other party smile at him and then say, “Eat breakfast quickly, we’ll go outside later.”
After expressing his loyalty, the atmosphere between the two finally relaxed.
When he heard Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye also naturally cast his puzzled eyes over to him. Seeing the situation, Meng Jinhuai said extremely casually, “There is nothing going on in the military department today, so if you’re willing, you can take a look at my armor.”
Meng Jinhuai’s armor!
After hearing these words, Duan Hengye was suddenly excited.
All the armor in service in the Ye Tian Empire was from the Imperial Armor Research Institute. In terms of advanced armor alone, as the place where they were designed and manufactured, the institute not only had detailed data on the armor but also had replicas of them – except for the one by Meng Jinhuai.
It was the only armor in the interstellar world today that could bear the word “unique”.
When he was studying the armor with simulation data and doing system updates for it remotely, Duan Hengye had more than once wanted to actually touch the armor. It was just that no matter how much he really wanted to, Duan Hengye had never mentioned it to the other party.
After all, Meng Jinhuai knew that he was an undercover agent, and the sudden request to take a look at the other party’s armor would certainly lead to suspicion and unnecessary trouble.
But now it was different, he had already confessed his identity, and the marshal also took the initiative to extend the invitation.
Almost as soon as Meng Jinhuai’s voice fell, Duan Hengye nodded his head eagerly and said, “Yes!”
After hearing his answer, Meng Jinhuai nodded his head, he looked at the almost untouched breakfast on the table and then said to Duan Hengye, “Then we’ll go there after breakfast.”
The Southern Star was a very vast area, but it also had a measured resident population. When the military territory was first designed, there was no vigorous enclosure like the royal family did in the capital city. Instead, several areas were rationally delineated and laid out in a precise and rational manner.
For example, as a marshal, Meng Jinhuai did not have a private armor docking pad, but used several public docking areas, just like everyone else in the military department.
Although the military department had been in a semi-vacation mode for the last few days, the soldiers were still in routine training. After breakfast, Meng Jinhuai went back to change into his uniform, and by the time they officially departed, it was already eight o’clock in the morning, which was the busiest time of the morning training.
The soldier who was training on the largest docking pad on the southern star would not have thought that the Lord Marshal was slowly approaching him.
A small silver hover appeared on the top, and those who were familiar with it would recognize it as a similar type of hover from within the military. The hover, all the military personnel who had not yet been fitted with armor, stood at attention and then uniformly saluted in the direction of its landing.
They guessed that the person inside the hover was one of the officers in charge of daily training at the military department.
This piece of docking pad area was huge, from the perspective of Duan Hengye who was in mid-air, he saw the military personnel in uniforms turned around in unison, and then did a synchronized salute, the picture was really incomparably shocking ……
The landing speed of the hovercraft was very fast, in an instant, it had landed firmly on the ground.
Under the gaze of the surrounding soldiers, the hovercraft’s silver-white hatch slowly opened. Then the crowd saw, a man wearing a black military uniform walked down from the hovercraft, he stood by the hovercraft door, also toward the surrounding salute.
They didn’t expect …… that the man inside would be the Lord Marshal!
Most of the people training on the docking pads at this time were junior soldiers from the military department. Although they were both members of the Southern Provinces Marshal’s Mansion, they had never seen Meng Jinhuai in person.
Despite being well trained, and being used to the big scenes of war and life and death, the moment they saw Meng Jinhuai, the people around them remained tense in place.
After sensing the tense atmosphere around them, Meng Jinhuai, who was in the working state, gave them a very rare smile and a light nod of his head.
Duan Hengye was the one who came out of the hover at this time, and unlike Meng Jinhuai, Professor Duan, who had no military rank, was still wearing the thick white jacket from this morning. The weak texture and the color of the military part of Meng Jinhuai’s body was the opposite, in the eyes of the surrounding people, Duan Hengye’s body had a soft temperament that was the opposite of the armor docking pad.
Facing the stares of so many people, Duan Hengye was a little uncomfortable, but his face was as calm as ever. When he was completely out of the hover, Duan Hengye also greeted the people around him.
This …… was not a dream, right?
The Lord Marshal actually came to the armor docking pad together with Professor Duan?
The soldiers of the empire held armor in high esteem, and if the “loiterer” who appeared here today had been anyone other than Duan Hengye, they might not have been so excited. But he is Duan Hengye!
Although not a member of the military, as the designer of the armor they flew, Duan Hengye also has a particularly sacred status in the hearts of these soldiers.
Two idols appearing at the same time, the lethality was not ordinary.
Until the silver hover automatically drove away, the surrounding people were still staring at Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai with adoring eyes. But as they stared, they realized that the Lord Marshal …… didn’t seem to have come to inspect the work as they had imagined.
After the hovercraft flew away, Meng Jinhuai leaned towards Duan Hengye’s ear and said something, and then he turned to face the open space next to him.
What was Meng Jinhuai doing? The onlookers were suddenly confused.
After a while, the person closer to Meng Jinhuai finally discovered his purpose. The marshal took out a small stamp… Although the appearance of the stamp was not exaggerated at all, the sharp-eyed people immediately recognized that it was the key to Meng Jinhuai’s mecha!
Meng Jinhuai gently tossed the stamp to the sky, and then under the gaze of everyone, a huge silver mecha that looked like a tall building appeared in front of them! Just like a tall building rising from the ground. No soldier didn’t recognize this mecha, this mecha, which was always at the forefront of the distance, had become the sacred totem-like existence in their hearts.
Compared to seeing Meng Jinhuai with his own eyes, such close contact with this mecha was even more unexpected.
Although the size of this mecha had been known for a long time, when they saw it with their eyes, the people nearby couldn’t help but step back a few steps.
Being overlooked by a mountain-like object, fear was a normal physiological response.
Although Duan Hengye had just observed this mecha up close a few days ago, he was still shocked by it again. After seeing Duan Hengye’s nervousness, Meng Jinhuai gently patted him, “Let’s go.” He turned and said to Duan Hengye.
A small levitation device fell from the side of the mecha cockpit. Under everyone’s gaze, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai waited for the interstellar legend mecha. The silver-white hatch was getting closer and closer. After the levitator and the hatch were connected, Meng Jinhuai took the lead to go out.
After standing still, Meng Jinhuai turned and made an inviting gesture towards Duan Hengye, then raised his head and said, “Welcome, you are its second master.”
Every mech driver regards his mech as his life. Duan Hengye, a mecha developer, understood what kind of trust was behind this sentence.
Uncontrollably, Duan Hengye slowly smiled at Meng Jinhuai, and then walked into the cockpit of the mecha.
Because he was used to having an expressionless face, Duan Hengye actually didn’t know what this smile looked like to the other party. In order not to look weird, or a bit shy, Duan Hengye strode past Meng Jinhuai.
At the moment he passed by, he didn’t see the other person’s expression.
It was surprised and joyful—like a child who accidentally found candies from the cabinet.