Although in the minds of most people on the planet, the Southern Star was almost the same as the Ministry of War. But in fact, the planet also had many other highly organized institutions that were responsible for handling the peripheral affairs of the military and related organizations.
For example, there was a special agency on Southern Star that kept track of current events, especially those related to the military.
As a “sensitive person” being monitored, Duan Hengxing’s participation in this program was followed up by a special staff on Southern Star. Although it was already speculated that Duan Hengxing would in all probability cause a little trouble in the show. But after Qin’er heard him say to the media cameras, “Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai’s relationship is actually not good”, the staff couldn’t help but break out in a cold sweat.
This time Duan Hengxing’s matter involved Marshal Meng Jinhuai, so in just a few seconds, the Lord Marshal’s light computer received a video clip sent by a special staff. Under normal circumstances, the repudiation of rumors could be left to the discretion of the staff, who made specific arrangements. But today’s “rumor” was Meng Jinhuai related, the staff struggled for a while, but still sent this very embarrassing news to Meng Jinhuai.
The staff didn’t expect that the marshal side didn’t take long to contact them, and the specific person responsible for this matter was …… Duan Hengye’s personal assistant?
Duan Hengye himself didn’t know, when he was meeting with the head of the Institute of Mental Energy at An Luo University, his own assistant was also busy on the starship.
Whether it was the original owner or Duan Hengye, they were both used to being on their own. This assistant was sent by the Southern Star after Duan Hengye married Meng Jinhuai. The actual fact was, he didn’t know anything about mechas.
In the early days, an assistant’s job was to observe and monitor the undercover agent from close range, and now …… he was mainly responsible for handling daily affairs for Duan Hengye, as well as communicating with the military.
In any case, before suddenly receiving news from the marshal today, Mr. Assistant had never tried taking care of rumors before.
Duan Hengye had asked his assistant not to follow him at all times, so in that banquet, the assistant didn’t always stay by Duan Hengye’s side, but observed the scene around him from afar ……
A few months ago….
A black-clad assistant stood in the corner of the banquet hall, holding his glass of wine and keeping a dutiful eye on Duan Hengye.
There were many people associated with the royal family coming to the banquet that day, and in order to monitor Duan Hengye’s movements at all times, Duan Hengye’s assistant carried a super miniature camera – which was supposed to be a forbidden item for the military banquet. But as the staff member responsible for monitoring the undercover agent, he was given special permission to bring the item in.
A moment later, Duan Hengxing appeared beside Duan Hengye. Although he had always known that Duan Hengye and Duan Hengxing didn’t have a good relationship, the two were still blood brothers anyways. So when he appeared, Duan Hengye’s assistant tensed up, and then he slowly took the super miniature camera out of his sleeve and gently threw it forward into the air.
This miniature camera was only the size of dust, because the size was too small, the general public and the media couldn’t freely buy it.
The levitator floated into the air, and Duan Hengye’s assistant also put down his glass, and he began to control the angle of the shooter by adjusting his cuff.
All in all,…… a few months ago, the assistant recording Duan Hengye and Duan Hengxing get along never thought he would have received such a special assignment sent specifically by the Lord Marshal.
As one of the few people who knew about Duan Hengye’s identity, Mr. Assistant transformed himself into the sole executor of this disinformation campaign.
As a normally strict and serious core staff member of the military ministry, Duan Hengye’s assistant felt that he had never completed such a humiliating task. While informing him of the disinformation campaign, Meng Jinhuai deliberately explained to him that he should pay attention to the reception.
Although the assistant usually didn’t have extra time to hang out on Starnet, but as a native born and bred citizen of the interstellar era, he at least knew better than Duan Hengye what kind of a picture Starnet netizens really had.
While Professor Duan was meeting at the Institute, the assistant also opened his light computer. He uploaded the video taken for surveillance a few months ago, followed by a serious post written on the light computer.
But …… this copy although written quickly, looking at the content of his writing, Mr. Assistant couldn’t help but feel it was unsatisfactory. Because he was used to writing reports, his style of writing was very serious, it didn’t seem to match the star network.
In the starship’s lounge, Duan Hengye’s personal assistant showed a rare uncertain expression. After thinking carefully for a while, he finally stretched out his hand to the virtual keyboard, then with a serious face, he added the following characters at the end of each sentence.
“Oh” as well as “la”.
Writing this, a sense of shame suddenly came …… Mr. Assistant didn’t want to look at his own words again. Next, he quickly edited the end and attached the video, after which he used the permission of the military department to set the automatic deletion time, and then decisively turned off the light computer.
This video disinformation was indeed very effective, if just now there were still people confused by Duan Hengxing and the Lai Sheng Union news, then now the netizens began to unify the picture and condemned Duan Hengxing.
After all, the discerning eye could see that Duan Hengxing facing his brother was very impatient. The reason for all this was simply because Duan Hengye didn’t fulfill his wishes.
Duan Hengye’s prestige in the interstellar was already very high, especially now that he had created a new generation of mechas with his own hands. So when people saw Duan Hengxing treat his brother like this on the star network, his reputation, which was already close to zero, dropped directly to negative infinity.
At the same time, after returning home for a while, Duan Hengye also gradually reacted: no matter who the filmmaker of this video was, its final issuance was absolutely unrelated to the Southern Star.
The special mission of Duan Hengye to An Luo University was to discuss the mecha test flight with the Institute of Mental Energy, in addition to the routine classwork.
But fortunately, he had already compiled a new basic textbook a while ago, so the work could continue to be completed according to the original schedule for the time being.
Also because of the new mechas that had just been released, the mecha department in An Luo had been very excited lately.
Duan Hengye walked to the classroom at the scheduled time, but before he could come out of the lounge, he heard the noise of the students coming from not far away. As a rule, the students of An Luo met Duan Hengye every other day. For a period of time, everyone had already had the “experience” beyond this age group.
But today, until the official start of class, all of them still gathered together, chattering about the new mecha-related topics.
As a long-established interstellar university, there were many teachers in An Luo who were very concerned about the state of their students before class. However, Duan Hengye didn’t have any preoccupation with this, and when the time came, Duan Hengye walked to the center of the classroom like he always did.
The moment Professor Duan appeared in the classroom with a normal heart, a burst of applause suddenly broke out inside the classroom. By the way, the applause was also mixed with some screams …… There were thousands of people sitting in this circular classroom belonging to the Mecha Department, and when these students screamed at the same time, the sound pressure was far louder than Duan Hoengye had imagined.
As soon as he entered the classroom and heard such a sound, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but take a step backward slightly …… The huge circular classroom plus the cheering and applause, Duan Hengye suddenly felt like he was in a concert.
Some time ago, during the brief war with Lai Sheng, Duan Hengye had made a special speech in the classroom, since that day, the distance between him and the students shortened.
If it was before, the students would definitely hold back their excitement and finish the class with fake calmness when they encountered such a thing. But after that incident, Duan Hengye was no longer simply an “idol” and “professor” in their hearts, but had a vague feeling of “big brother”.
Therefore, after seeing the basic information of the new mecha, the students of the mecha department were no longer reserved but began to clap ……
Duan Hengye’s face wasn’t very thick, when the students began to clap, his expression showed a bit of helplessness. But then Professor Duan reached out his hand and made a “quiet” gesture towards everyone.
The atmosphere inside the classroom was too lively, and it took a long time before they finally quieted down. After the excitement had passed, everyone looked at the center of the classroom with a nervous face – just now, with so much commotion, Professor Duan wouldn’t be angry, right?
As they quieted down, Duan Hengye, who was standing in the center of the classroom, couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. No matter how well he mastered the knowledge of mecha, Duan Hengye was still a novice when it came to being a teacher. If the students hadn’t stopped just now, he really wouldn’t have known how to do a good job.
Duan Hengye knew that as a student of mecha, everyone sitting in this classroom was eager to learn about the mecha that had just been registered. One more glance at the bright eyes of the students sitting below ……
Duan Hengye saw everyone’s expressions, then he went to the side of his light computer
After seeing Duan Hengyei’s action, the people inside the classroom all held their breath. Then, under the eyes of thousands of people, Professor Duan opened the model on the registration website, a few seconds later, a silver mech appeared in the center of the classroom.
After seeing it, suppressed exclamations rang out instantly.
The ceiling of this circular classroom was very high, and after the mecha model appeared, there was still a large piece of spare space above the head. At this time, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but look up at it – to say the least, this was the first time Professor Duan himself had seen a mecha of this size.
After the exclamations stopped the students held their breath as they began to seriously observe the mecha in front of them. After seeing everyone’s seriousness, Duan Hengye did not want to disturb them for the time being, he thought about it and said, “I believe that everyone has already read the basic information of this mecha on the Internet, now if you have any questions about the basic information of the mecha, you can ask me directly.”
As soon as Duan Hengye’s voice fell, the message alert light on the light computer instantly lit up. Seeing this, Duan Hengye turned sideways and glanced over, then Professor Duan, who had only wanted to simply pick a few answers, saw that …… almost the entire classroom was lit up with questioning lights.
In fact, when clicking on the question, the students had already noticed the actions of the students around them. So after seeing Duan Hengye look at the light computer, as well as his slightly surprised expression, the classroom was once again buzzing with activity. Seeing this, Duan Hengye no longer looked carefully, he directly pointed to a student closer to him and began to answer her questions.
This group of young people who were studying in college had a rich imagination, and the questions they asked were all kinds of questions. They were both highly specialized and needed to do simulation experiments on the light screen. There were also some slightly gossipy attributes, for example, today the most asked question was actually – what is the name of the mecha.
To be honest, Duan Hengye hadn’t really thought about this question. But after seeing everyone’s expectant gaze, a familiar name suddenly popped up in Duan Hengye’s head.
“It’s called …… Nan Zhu.” Duan Hengye finally replied.
[tn: Nan Zhu is Southern Star]
In fact, the reason why Duan Hengye thought of this name was just because he often heard it. But what he didn’t expect was that right after he answered this question, everyone showed a meaningful expression.
…… What’s going on here?
In between the questions and answers, the class had already passed halfway through. And just when everyone was in the most relaxed mood, the accident suddenly happened.
Duan Hengye started answering the questions of the students in the right-hand row, so he unconsciously moved his position to the right a little. At this time, Duan Hengye’s line of sight stopped at the higher position of the classroom, and the rows below his eyes became his visual blind spot.
Taking advantage of this opportunity, ten meters away from Duan Hengye, suddenly a student wearing a black sweater flipped over the first row of lab tables, and then ran in the direction of Duan Hengye. After seeing his action, the students sitting around couldn’t help but let out a cry of surprise.
Duan Hengye, who incidentally sensed the abnormality, also immediately cast his eyes over.
That student had come prepared!
Just as he was running towards Duan Hengye, a dark green light suddenly flashed in his hand. Then the light suddenly became longer, the student didn’t raise his hand, because of the angle, the dark green beam of light stayed towards the silver floor, and immediately burned a long mark on the ground.
This was a laser weapon! Duan Hengye immediately reacted to the fact that a student had brought a prohibited weapon to An Luo.
The instinct of practicing ancient martial arts for years made Duan Hengye dodge to the side immediately, at the same time, several more people with laser weapons suddenly appeared in the classroom.
Seeing this, the dodging Duan Hengye could not help but curse in his heart. He didn’t expect that he, the “big undercover spy”, would encounter such a group of “small undercover spies” in An Luo.
In “Dumping Interstellar”, it was mentioned that there were people from other countries who created false identities and then infiltrated the Imperial military department. Although that chapter wasn’t important and didn’t have much impact on the interstellar situation, if this incident was mentioned, it wasn’t unusual for similar things to happen in the An Luo Mecha Department.
The new mecha model had been registered, but it hadn’t been put into physical production yet, and only one person in the entire interstellar world could open its detailed data. It was conceivable that if the new mecha was put into mass production, then the Ye Tian Empire would have an overwhelming advantage in the next war.
Choosing to kill him before the mass production of the mechas was indeed a good method. Even though the military ministry had strengthened the security around Duan Hengye after the Tize Star incident, those soldiers would not appear in the classroom during class. When he thought about it, this was indeed the best time to attack him ……
Duan Hengye pursed his lips, for the first time he felt chagrin for his carelessness.
The current Duan Hengye knew very well that from the day he designed the new mecha successfully, his life no longer belonged to just himself, but the entire empire.
The students’ skills were very ordinary compared to Duan Hengye’s, but they were better because there were many of them and they had no worries.
Although Duan Hengye was still unclear whether they were in this class from the beginning, or when they were mixed in. But from the actions of these people, they didn’t care about the students around them. Just as several people turned up the attack range of their laser weapons and began to surround Duan Hengye in a net-like structure, many students in the front row of the classroom were also mistakenly injured.
The sudden situation in the classroom was instantly transmitted to the outside, and after noticing the abnormality, Duan Hengye’s assistant and several military staff guarding the entrance looked at each other quickly, and then together they forced open the classroom door from the outside and rushed in.
At the same time, the students in the back row also opened the emergency exit and ran out. The two groups went in opposite directions, and the speed of the military staff entering the door was much slower as a result.
In the midst of this chaos, the assistant quickly opened his light computer, then instructed them: “Contact the Southern Star’s Marshal Office, emergency! Turn on the emergency communication mode!”
Although Duan Hengye was unarmed, it wasn’t difficult for him to deal with these spies with his hands, or find a chance to open the passage in the middle of the classroom to go back to the lounge. But those few students seemed to have figured out Duan Hengye’s personality, and just as a few people continued to wrangle with him, blocking the lounge passage in the process. Someone else used a laser weapon to stop the students in the front row who hadn’t escaped.
Duan Hengye didn’t consider himself a “holy father”, but as an ordinary person with a conscience, he couldn’t make the choice of asking his students to sacrifice themselves..
“Professor Duan!” One of the people who stopped the students shouted loudly at Duan Hengye, and then he said to Duan Hengye while breathing heavily, “Professor Duan, we don’t want to make things difficult for you.”
After hearing his words, several people in the center of the classroom stopped moving at the same time, and they formed a circle around Duan Hengye.
Duan Hengye came to class today wearing a long gray trench coat, and at this moment, the hem of the ankle-length trench coat was also cut into a few pieces because it had been cut by the laser weapon. If this outfit were worn by someone else, it would definitely create the illusion of having just returned from a refugee. But who asked the person wearing it at this time to be Duan Hengye, the clothes didn’t make him look wretched, but also produced a messy beauty.
There were more than twenty students held hostage by the laser weapons, and at this point several of them started crying.
“What is your purpose?” Duan Hengye asked coldly.
“Professor Duan we know that if we accidentally hurt you, then there will definitely be big trouble arising. So please rest assured that what we want to target today is not you personally.” That person said.
Absolutely …… Duan Hengye couldn’t help but inwardly curse him, they acted to this point, yet actually still made it look like they respected him.
“What do you want?” Duan Hengye still hit the nail on the head.
Seeing that Duan Hengye wasn’t going to partake in the false pleasantries, the student simply didn’t say more, he looked at the “hostages”, and then said to Duan Hengye: “Destroy the mecha data.” Then he added, “I know you have a backup, just follow the steps I said to delete it, and it’ll be fine.”
Upon hearing this, Duan Hengye reached out and smoothened his collar, then suddenly smiled coldly towards him, “Just fine? Should I thank you by the way?” The students of An Luo had never seen Duan Hengye smile before, let alone such a cold smile.
In their eyes, at this moment, Professor Duan was like a demon coming out of hell, with a dangerous aura all over.
Just as the classroom confrontation was heating up, the Southern Star officers also ran towards the classroom. After seeing them, those holding laser weapons immediately tensed up, while at the same time Duan Hengye slowly stretched out his hand, signaling them to stand still and not move.
“…… I’m going to delete the data.” Duan Hengye said indifferently.
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, the military staff not far away immediately showed a look of extreme surprise. They had interacted with Duan Hengye for a period of time, and considered themselves to have some understanding of Professor Duan. In the impression of these people, Duan Hengye usually did nothing but work, and with such work condensed into the mecha data, how could he so easily say that he’d delete it?
Upon hearing this, the person who just spoke with Duan Hengye glanced at one of his accomplices, then that person pointed his laser weapon on his chest and slowly walked towards Duan Hengye.
“Duan Hengye, don’t play tricks.” After saying that, he then took out a special metal handcuff, that handcuff was used on the elbows.
Duan Hengye’s body was extremely good, this matter was known to the whole interstellar people. In order to avoid Duan Hengye’s “tricks”, they deliberately found a pair of such handcuffs. After wearing it, Duan Hengye’s hand could move, but it was almost limited to inputting information on the light computer.
Unlike the students who were tensely looking at Duan Hengye’s arms, Duan Hengye himself had a very calm expression, just like a bystander at an event.
“Is it done?” He glanced at his arm, then asked coldly.
“Good …… it’s done.” Obviously he was the one who was holding the weapon, but after being looked at by Duan Hengye like this, he felt stunned. He took Duan Hengye to the side of the light computer, and then the person who had been talking began to direct Duan Hengye to delete the data.
The person in front of him was after all a high achiever in the An Luo mecha department, and he knew a lot about how to cleanly delete data. Duan Hengye found that if he really followed the other party’s instructions step by step, his own backups would indeed be deleted as he said.
Sure enough, he came prepared ……
“Professor Duan!” The assistant who had been standing at a distance finally couldn’t help but call out to him, but Duan Hengye didn’t pay any attention to the other party.
The light computer activated, the silver-white light emitted by the data constantly refreshed and illuminated half of Duan Hengye’s body. At this time, no matter the students holding hostages, or the staff of the military department, they were all nervous to the extreme. But strangely enough, Duan Hengye, who was surrounded by many laser weapons at the same time, remained calm, as if it did not concern him.
His hands were bound near the virtual keyboard, and at the moment when Duan Hengye’s fingers were about to enter the first character ……
The hostage who was close to Duan Hengye suddenly saw that the person in front of him “fly” in an instant. Duan Hengye kicked the light computer away, and the light computer that he kicked away coincidentally hit a laser weapon that was hanging next to the hostage.
They didn’t know who let out a scream, the sound instantly penetrated the eardrums of everyone at the scene, and reverberated in the classroom.
Duan Hengye wasn’t affected by the scream, he stepped on the shoulders of the people in front of him and continued to kick forward. Although Duan Hengye’s hands had been firmly bound, his body’s balance wasn’t reduced at all.
“Flying” in mid-air, Duan Hengye actually hooked a laser weapon with his legs, then his body in mid-air deftly turned and accurately hit the spies.
Duan Hengye’s movements were very sharp, the way he rose up in the air was a kind of defiance of the laws of physics. Seeing this, everyone couldn’t help but recall the Tize Star incident once again, and then came to a common conclusion – perhaps Duan Hengye still hid some of his strength that day ……
After a few seconds, Duan Hengye’s eyes moved to the side. The military personnel standing not far away finally recovered from their shock and pulled out their weapons and ran over.
At the same time …… Duan Hengye’s assistant picked up his light computer again, and he murmured softly, “Well …… the trouble has been solved.”
And it was solved by Professor Duan himself …… Mr. Assistant silently added in his heart.
After putting down the light computer, the assistant stood at a distance and stared blankly at the figure of Duan Hengye. Only after a while did he finally mutter to himself, “…… completely.”