Probably because the main actress Shang Mengzhen was an actress, the book gave a very detailed introduction to the entertainment industry. So despite not having been here before, but just by virtue of the memory of the plot of the book, Duan Hengye still knew that all the movies were now in holographic form, and the viewing place had also changed from a public screening room to a holographic sphere.
In this way, privacy was at least guaranteed. After thinking about this, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief.
Although the mall was now crowded with people, but on this building of more than three hundred floors, at least fifty floors were the chassis of the cinema. So although Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai didn’t have a reservation, but the two still very smoothly bought tickets with their light computer.
The gray door rose upward, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai walked in. Then Duan Hengye saw the two gray holographic spheres placed in the centre of the room.
There were many holographic spheres in the study of the Marshal’s residence, but Duan Hengye had never tried them. Seeing Duan Hengye standing there, seriously studying the introduction text on the holographic spheres, Meng Jinhuai walked closer to him and said, “First, put your right index finger on here.” He pointed to the fingerprint verification area on the holographic sphere.
After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengue finally took his eyes off the function introduction and then saw the verification area he pointed to. The holographic ball was incomparably new to Duan Hengye, he slowly put his finger on it, and then curiously waited for the reaction of the gray object in front of him.
At this time, the gray holographic ball suddenly lit up, and then it slowly rose.
Although he knew what was in front of him, it was Duan Hengye’s first time being in contact with it, he froze for a while, and finally slowly bent down to sit inside.
Meng Jinhuai didn’t seem to be in a hurry, he waited for Duan Hengye to sit in the holographic ball, then he bent down and started explaining the functions of the keys – even though the holographic ball had a detailed text description next to each function key.
Duan Hengye didn’t want to and could not hide his lack of common knowledge in front of Meng Jinhuai, but looking at the Lord Marshal patiently explaining the usage of the holographic sphere for him like this, Duan Hengye still couldn’t help but be embarrassed.
During Meng Jinhuai’s introduction, Duan Hengye didn’t speak. When the other party finished and started getting up, Duan Hengye finally couldn’t help but say “thank you” to Meng Jinhuai. After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai raised his head, then suddenly reached out and rubbed Duan Hengye’s hair that was alreadt messed up from the hat.
“Don’t say thank you to me.” After talking, Meng Jinhuai smiled at him and then sat down in the holographic ball next to him.
The gray lid in front of his eyes slowly descended, because he had not tried holographic viewing before, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be a little nervous, he also stretched out his hand to touch the top of his hair, after his eyes fell into darkness, he slowly put his hand back.
Well …… Duan Hengye was sure that just a few minutes ago when Meng Jinhuai was rubbing his hair, he did have some special feelings of affection.
…… But before Duan Hengye could think carefully about this, in the blink of an eye, he found himself standing in a “forest”.
Although he knew what the holographic ball did, seeing this instant transformation, Duan Hengye still couldn’t help but praise it a little. He turned around, and at this time, Meng Jinhuai also appeared at Duan Hengye’s side.
Dumping Interstellar was dedicated to the fact that there were many viewing modes to choose from for movies in the interstellar era. Like today, he and Meng Jinhuai chose the two-person mode, and after the movie started, they would appear in the same “world”.
Although the scene in front of him was simulated to look very real, it was shocking probably because he knew it was fake. Faced with an empty forest, Duan Hengye began to feel a little awkward. But after Meng Jinhuai appeared, everything was different. If Duan Hengye was vaguely nervous at the last moment, now he was completely relaxed.
The holographic film was on immersive viewing mode, in the process of the film, the audience would be free to move in the “world” in a certain range, but what they did couldn’t interfere with the development of the plot.
“The movie is about to start, it’s currently a waiting interface.” As soon as Meng Jinhuai’s words ended, the environment the two were in changed from a forest to the top of a snowy mountain. Although for the sake of the viewer, the natural simulation in the holographic sphere wasn’t 100% in accordance with reality. But when this image appeared, Duan Hengye still felt a chill coming at him from all directions, which was simulated by the cold wind on the snowy mountain.
Inevitably, Duan Hengye leaned towards Meng Jinhuai, who also very naturally reached out his hand to pull Duan Hengye in.
They chose a martial arts film similar to an ancient Chinese setting, and just before Duan Hengye finished observing the surroundings, a child holding a long sword ran past him.
The world he was in now wad not the real world, and Duan Hengye’s ability to perceive the outside world had disappeared with it. So although he already knew the mode of the holographic movie, the sudden appearance of the child still made Duan Hengye jump.
Duan Hengye couldn’t help but take a step backward, then after reacting to what happened, Professor Duan coughed unnaturally twice. He turned sideways towards Meng Jinhuai and asked, “Lord Marshal, where are we going now?”
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai didn’t reply to him at first, but furrowed his eyebrows. Seeing Meng Jinhuai’s expression, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but feel a little nervous – did something go wrong with how he acted just now?
“Don’t call me that,” Meng Jinhuai said, “just call me Jinhuai, if you’re not used to it, call me Meng Jinhuai.”
It turned out that just now Meng Jinhuai frowned because of the way he…… Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be flabbergasted. In fact, he had long felt that as a spouse, calling him “Lord Marshal” like the others had an indefinable sense of strangeness. But before Meng Jinhuai mentioned it to him, Duan Hengye hadn’t corrected it.
Now, after seeing the other party’s solemn expression, Duan Hengye finally suppressed the emotions that were surging in his heart, he hummed softly, and then gently called Meng Jinhuai’s name.
Meng Jinhuai’s eyebrows finally relaxed, then he suddenly smiled at Duan Hongyi and said, “Actually, I like it better when you call me ‘Jinhuai’.”
“…… Okay.” Duan Hengye felt that today’s Meng Jinhuai was really strange.
In fact, when he thought about it, it wss not that Duan Hengye hadn’t called others according to their names. But somehow, when it was Meng Jinhuai, there was an indefinable ambiguity.
Duan Hengye glanced at the direction where the child disappeared, then asked Meng Jinhuai: “Where should we go now?”
He felt that Duan Hengye was changing the subject, Meng Jinhuai laughed a little and no longer mentioned it. He took Duan Hengye’s hand and walked forward, then said, “Since the surrounding scenery hasn’t switched yet, then the story of this time period should be happening nearby.”
At this time Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai were standing on top of the snowy mountain, not far from a stone pavilion, looking a little more carefully, one could see that there were people inside the pavilion at this time.
The snow on the mountain was very deep, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai slowly stepped forward. He didn’t know if it was because of the snow, Duan Hengye felt like he was walking unsteadily, and his speed slowed down.
Not only Duan Hengye, even Meng Jinhuai also noticed it.
Seeing this, Meng Jinhuai stopped and then looked at Duan Hengye with a concerned expression and asked, “What’s wrong? Is there anything uncomfortable?”
Entering the simulated world in the hover ball, Duan Hengye no longer had ancient martial arts and his perception of the surrounding environment was also dulled down. In order not to fall down from walking fast, Duan Hengye had been keeping his head down just now. Hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye slowly raised his head midway and stood up straight.
In this instant, he suddenly felt a feeling of dizziness.
Duan Hengye pressed his forehead with his hand and then said to Meng Jinhuai, “I’m a little dizzy.”
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai let out a sigh of relief. There were many people in the interstellar world who experienced dizziness when using the holographic ball for the first or first few times, this was a normal reaction. And after seeing Duan Hengye’s current state, Meng Jinhuai briefly explained the principle of this vertigo, then repeated the shutdown procedure and told Duan Hengye to exit the movie mode first.
After listening to Meng Jinhuai’s explanation, Duan Hengye understood that his current reaction was very much like the “Halo 3D” of Earth. He was also very helpless, in fact, as a geek, when Duan Hengye tried to play a few of the more popular 3D online games, he unfortunately, failed because of this problem.
Despite having a lot of enthusiasm for the next scene, Duan Hengye nodded as he began to exit the movie mode according to Meng Jinhuai’s words.
Once he thought about Meng Jinhuai, who should be resting and relaxing, but was disturbed by him, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but feel a little guilty in his heart. When he exited the program, Duan Hengye suddenly raised his head towards Meng Jinhuai and said, “Sorry.”
Hearing the word “sorry”, Meng Jinhuai didn’t understand his meaning. However, after seeing Duan Hengye’s expression, he finally understood what the other party was apologizing for. Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but shake his head and corrected him once again, “Don’t say thank you, and don’t say sorry.”
While Meng Jinhuai was speaking, Duan Hengye exited the system. When the darkness in front of his eyes disappeared, Duan Hengye saw that the lid of his holographic ball slowly opened up and he finally returned to the familiar world. Even though he got out of the holographic ball, the vertigo still hadn’t disappeared.
In this moment, Meng Jinhuai was still in the holographic ball, he was originally holding Duan Hengye’s hand but it was suddenly empty. Meng Jinhuai reflexively looked down, and by the time he raised his head again, the surrounding area was empty, and Duan Hengye’s figure was no longer visible..
Meng Jinhuai didn’t like this feeling.
Duan Hengye sat inside the holographic sphere for a while, before slowly standing up holding the metal bulkhead. Shortly after he came out, the other holographic ball around him also opened. Meng Jinhuai quickly walked out of it, then walked across to Duan Hengye and asked, “Do you feel okay now?”
“Mm.” Although his head still felt a bit dizzy, but now at least it was much better than just now when he had double vision. Duan Hengye nodded to Meng Jinhuai, then slowly released the holographic ball.
Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief. At this time, the doors of the screening room opened again, and Meng Jinhuai took a glance at the time and said, “Well, it just so happens that it’s earlier than I expected, so let’s go have an early lunch.”
After saying that, Meng Jinhuai held Duan Hengye’s hand once again and walked out.
There were exits at both ends of the cinema, and this time Meng Jinhuai chose the opposite direction from the one they came from. After going out, Duan Hengye found that the originally closed indoor mall scene suddenly turned into an open-air street.
“This is simulated by the light computer.” Meng Jinhuai explained to him as if he had guessed what Duan Hengye was thinking.
At this time, the street was full of people, but unlike Duan Hengye who deliberately lowered the brim of his hat to cover his face, although Meng Jinhuai also used some disguise, but he didn’t pay attention at all times like Duan Hengye. Even as he spoke, Meng Jinhuai slightly raised his head to look at the ceiling for a while, revealing his entire face.
Seeing Meng Jinhuai’s appearance, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be a little nervous, he lowered his voice a little and said, “The streets are crowded.”
“It’s okay,” Meng Jinhuai suddenly turned towards Duan Hengye and raised his eyebrows somewhat childishly, then said, “No one would think that Professor Duan would come shopping with the marshal.”
As Meng Jinhuai said, all the pedestrians on the street were chatting and talking among themselves, and no one paid attention to them. Even in some places where there were more people, a passerby accidentally bumped into Meng Jinhuai’s arm. But probably because of the height, that passerby, although he lookef up to say “sorry” to Meng Jinhuai, he didn’t see the face of the man he bumped into clearly.
After seeing such a scene, Duan Hengye also followed and relaxed a lot, he saw that Meng Jinhuai seemed to be leading him purposefully towards a certain place, so he couldn’t help but ask: “Where are we going now?”
Hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai pointed to a store not far away, and then said to Duan Hengye, “It’s right there, the representative food of Junlin Star, I guessed you’ll like it.” The location Meng Jinhuai pointed to was less than a hundred meters away, and shortly after he finished speaking, the two of them walked to the entrance of the store.
Although the name of the store was simply “junglin”, as soon as he got to the door, Duan Hengye smelled a familiar aroma …… Duan Hengye thought he probably knew what kind of store Meng Jinhuai had brought him to.
Meng Jinhuai walked up to verify his identity to the robot at the entrance, then the door of the store opened and the two were led by the robot to a private room.
Sure enough …… Duan Hengye saw a very familiar object in the centre of that table in the middle of the box – a hot pot.
Probably Chinese people would have more or less affection for this food, although Duan Hengye didn’t belong to the category of fanaticism, seeing the bronze colour and the shape of the retro pot, he still became excited.
After the two people sat down, two light screens appeared on the table respectively. After seeing it, the excitement on Duan Hengye’s face was a little hard to hide. Seeing the expression on his face, the smile on Meng Jinhuai’s face widened.
Meng Jinhuai said to Duan Hengye: “This store has been open for many years, I remember when I was very young, my parents brought me here …… but, to put it mildly, I haven’t eaten here for almost ten years, and I don’t know if it still tastes like the old days. ” Meng Jinhuai’s words were both nostalgic and a bit regretful.
Duan Hengye had a set of fixed dishes that he always ordered when he ate hot pot, although most of their names had been changed, while Meng Jinhuai was talking, Duan Hengye had also ordered everything according to the pictures.
Usually, although Meng Jinhuai was very gentle, but that gentleness was also a layer of camouflage, he rarely revealed his true emotions. But now, Meng Jinhuai’s words clearly had emotions.
After hearing the words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but look across the room, and after seeing Duan Hengye’s eyes, Meng Jinhuai continued to say to him, “If my parents could see you, they would definitely like you.”
When Meng Jinhuai said this sentence, he wasn’t nostalgic about the past, but he simply said it in a tone of appreciation. After being praised by the other party, Duan Hengye was actually a little embarrassed, he gently shook his head and then said: “My personality isn’t very pleasing ……” When saying this, Duan Hengye was very sincere.
Hearing Duan Hengye say this, Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but smile. He never thought that Duan Hengye’s impression of himself would actually be “not very likable.”
“Why would you think so? There are countless people among the stars who like you a lot.” Meng Jinhuai said. His words weren’t wrong, and even a little modest for Duan Hengye, in fact Duan Hengye had indeed long been the male god in the hearts of countless people in the interstellar.
The light screen in front of Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai had disappeared, Duan Hengye unconsciously propped up his chin with his hand, then said to Meng Jinhuai: “My words are few, and sometimes I don’t seem to have much emotion. It’s okay if you simply look at it from the news. But really knowing me and becoming friends, I guess not many people can stand it.”
In fact, despite his nerdy personality, Duan Hengye didn’t have friends in his last life. By nature, his words were relatively small, and his emotions were not frequently displayed. So if one didn’t know Duan Hengye, the other person would often feel that he was being perfunctory, or felt that they were being dismissed.
The last life of Duan Hengye, in addition to this one, it seemed that there was really no one that could be called a good friend.
In fact, now Duan Hengye didn’t even notice that he had unknowingly placed Meng Jinhuai, a person who was originally guarded, in a very close position. He had an inexplicable sense of trust in Meng Jinhuai and was willing to share some of his feelings with him.
Hearing Duan Hengye speak his words so openly, Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but be surprised for a moment. “Everyone appreciates different personalities, I remember my parents both like people with quiet personalities.” He said this, and added at the end, “I’m just like them.”
After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but smile slightly, then shook his head slightly and said, “Then I’m honored.” Unknowingly, Duan Hengye began to joke with Meng Jinhuai.
Not long after he finished speaking, the robot brought up the dishes he had ordered earlier. When the soup base in the pot boiled, and he once again inhaled the familiar aroma, Duan Hengye suddenly had a feeling of being in a different world.
But in a sense, the last time Duan Hengye ate this kind of food, it was indeed “a lifetime ago”.
On the day of the Star Day holiday, not only were the shopping malls and other places busier than usual, the same was true for the Starnet.
On the return trip to the hovercraft, Meng Jinhuai suddenly came to Duan Hengye’s side with his light computer, he pulled out the photos and asked Duan Hengye, “Ah Heng, do you think some of these photos look good?” After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye turned around and looked over. Then he found that …… the Marshal’s light computer actually had a bunch of food photos?
This wasn’t in line with his image!
Seeing Duan Hengye’s astonished look, Meng Jinhuai said with a justified expression, “This is what the light computer took by itself just now.” Duan Hengye knew that the light computer had this function of levitating and taking pictures automatically. But the point was that …… the function also had to be adjusted.
But after seeing the way Meng Jinhuai was very interested in selecting photos, Duan Hengye didn’t want to spoil the fun. He came over and began to seriously select the photos inside Meng Jinhuai’s light computer. After the last time Meng Jinhuai posted the food he cooked in An Luo on the star network, Duan Hengye now didn’t even need to guess what the other party was trying to do.
A few minutes later, as the hovercraft landed, the photos were finally picked. But Duan Hengye, who was getting off the hovercraft, didn’t know that this time Meng Jinhuai had secretly added a photo that he hadn’t seen earlier.
The photo showed Duan Hengye with his hands on his chin, sitting across the log-colored dining table. His head was slightly tilted, and there was a smile and curiosity in his eyes. In short, it was a Duan Hengye that was completely different from what people remembered.