C69

“Why is this thing ……” Duan Hengye said while turning the object in his hand over on its side, “This is LC No. Liquid Fuel.” He muttered the name of the thing in his hand.

In fact, in addition to the professional code that Duan Hengye said just now, this “LC liquid fuel” had a more widely known name: “scale combustion fire”. And interstellar citizens who had a little understanding of the weapon system knew that the use of this kind of thing was only one – that was to make a large anti-personnel weapons light internal fuel.

Earlier Duan Hengye tore off the piece of white shirt that turned ink blue, Duan Hengye’s fingertips were also dyed a little. With the colour off, this piece of dark blue metal also gradually emitted an unpleasant smell. Unlike the strange burnt odor that permeated the surrounding area, this was an extremely acidic and pungent odor, like some kind of disinfectant that went straight to one’s brain.

Meng Jinhuai was a military marshal, and was familiar with the use of scale fire. But after seeing Duan Hengye’s expression, he couldn’t help but ask Duan Hengye: “Is this something that usually appears in the research institute?”

After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s question, Duan Hengue slowly shook his head, and then said to him: “No, the Institute will not store this kind of fuel …… and scale combustion fire can’t be stored, the external environment requirements are very demanding, a little carelessness will make it lose its original effect. ”

Duan Hengye switched it to his other hand, then continued to talking to Meng Jinhuai: “Generally this kind of thing is mined out, then directly transported to the weapons with special tools, it won’t be sent to other places.”

“For the Institute, it doesn’t have any use, and the second is because it wastes a lot of resources if its stored. In short, there is no point.” Finally, Duan Hengye summed it up.

In fact, the most important point was that Duan Hengye first said that – scale combustion fire as a special fuel, in general, could only be used in the new type of light energy cannon. This kind of light energy cannon was currently the most powerful weapon on the interstellar, but because of several technical reasons that hadn’t been overcome, it had never been assembled.

Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai didn’t speak for a long time, and because of the body temperature, the acidic gas on the piece of fuel that had solidified was getting heavier and heavier.

“…… Actually, assembling it into a mecha has been my goal all along.” After speaking, Duan Hengye paused for a moment, then glanced at the object in his hand again as he said to Meng Jinhuai, “Anyway, we still have to send it for testing.”

“Mm.” Meng Jinhuai agreed with Duan Hengye’s words, although both of them had already judged what this piece was according to their experience, but to be on the safe side, they still had to send it for a special nature test.

The Institute of Mecha didn’t store this kind of fuel, but it still had the highest-end fuel testing equipment on the planet. Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai double-checked the surrounding area, and then re-boarded the return hovercraft. Now the fuel in Duan Hengye’s hand had melted a lot, and after entering the enclosed space of the hovercraft, the unpleasant smell became more and more intense.

Just now there was no feeling, but here, along with the increasingly strong sour smell, Duan Hengye suddenly began to feel dizzy. Meng Jinhuai sensitively noticed the change in expression of the person beside him, then he picked up the thing in Duan Hengye’s hand and asked him, “Does your head hurt?”

“Mm.” Duan Hengye held his breath, then gently leaned towards the inside of the levitator behind him.

Purely as a fuel, scale burning fire wasn’t very toxic. However, for people with low resistance and children, once they were exposed to too much, they would have headaches and other uncomfortable reactions.

Meng Jinhuai stretched out his hand to gently touch Duan Hengye’s forehead, and then said to him, “When the material testing is finished, you should also go to Southern Star for a comprehensive medical examination.”

Hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye wanted to retort that there was no need. But once he looked up and saw his serious expression, Duan Hengye’s swallowed his words.

After all, it wasn’t easy to be reborn once, and now Duan Hengye more attention to his health than anyone else. So he knew better than anyone else, his own physical state was indeed not very optimistic.

As they spoke, the two arrived at the Institute’s building.

There was more than one material testing equipment in the courtyard. On the way back, Duan Hengye set the path, and directly arrived at the most remote place. There was always no one here, except when the busy laboratories needed more space.

The levitator was close to the wall of the building, then the original glossy facade suddenly revealed a small opening. After the exit of the levitator was connected to the cracked part of the facade, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai walked into the lab together.

Along with the sensor lights, the first thing the two saw was the gray detection device standing in the room.

After walking through the door, Duan Hengye first used the special cleaning solution in the corner of the room to wash the blue traces off his hands, and then changed into the white lab coat hanging on the side.

During this process, Meng Jinhuai had been standing beside him silently watching. Although he had been to the institute quite a few times before, Meng Jinhuai had never seen Duan Hengye in his lab coat doing research. In fact, about the Director’s current state, his colleagues had long reached a consensus – if a word could be used describe the current Duan Hengye, it was “abstinence”.

But anxious to see the results, Duan Hengye didn’t care what he looked like now, he took the scaly fire from Meng Jinhuai’s hands again, and then put it into the cleaning tank of the instrument.

Although it was in a torn cloth just now, the experimental testing was after all a very precise object. In order not to interfere with the results of the experiment, Duan Hengye still put it into that special groove first, and then put on gloves to carefully wash the whole piece of metal.

In fact, the original owner rarely did this kind of experiment, but this was somewhat similar to the daily work of Duan Hengye in his last life. So despite the change of world, Duan Hengye’s hand movements were still skilled and smooth.

Duan Hengye picked up a silver special metal sponge, and then began to carefully clean the piece of metal. He moved very carefully, just like a doctor who was doing surgery, but his speed wasn’t slow at all.

The process wasn’t long, and it didn’t take long for the instrument’s green light to turn on. “Okay,” Duan Hengye put the object back in the groove, he took off his gloves and said to Meng Jinhuai: “The experiment can be carried out automatically.”

After saying that, he saw the small piece of dark blue metal sink from the middle of the experimental recess, and then it disappeared into the opaque experimental equipment.

Meng Jinhuai had just been looking at Duan Hengye, now he finally had time to carefully look at the laboratory. The lab wasn’t small, and there was more than just this one piece of equipment in front of him, but Meng Jinhuai couldn’t name almost all of them.

The marshal had always known that Duan Hengye was an all-rounder in mechas. But when he saw how skillfully he operated the dye testing device just now, he was still amazed.

While waiting for the test results, neither Duan Hengye nor Meng Jinhuai spoke. But this experiment was also very fast, not even a few minutes later, Duan Hengye went back to the alcove, then he turned to Meng Jinhuai and said: “Okay, now the testing process is over, the results will be out soon.”

Just as Duan Hengye’s words stopped, the dark blue metal returned to its liquid state and then spread up from the lower part of the alcove. Duan Hengye walked over and set the program to collect them all together, and he said to Meng Jinhuai, “Save it first, it might be useful in the future.”

Just at this time, a light screen rose up from in front of the experimental equipment, with dense equations written on it.

Meng Jinhuai walked over, and immediately after …… the Lord Marshal, who had always been omnipotent in the hearts of the citizens of the Ye Tian Empire, suddenly found that he couldn’t understand anything in front of him.

But just as Meng Jinhuai frowned in the face of the light screen, Duan Hengye began to read it carefully. Although the scale-burning fire cutoff hadn’t been used in mechas yet, but as a top mecha researcher, the original owner was very knowledgeable about the internal composition of various fuels.

So relying on the knowledge base of this subject, Duan Hengye still read out the meaning of the characters on the light screen in front of him smoothly.

However, this time, Duan Hengye reading speed was surprisingly slow.

Only after ten minutes did Duan Hongyi slowly close the light screen. Then he suddenly took a deep breath, and then said to Meng Jinhuai with incomparable solemnity: “These scales burned fire once reacted.”

Even though these were only a few simple words, after hearing them, Meng Jinhuai’s expression immediately became serious. In the centre of this research room there were several experimental tables, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai walked together and sat down at the table. At this time, Duan Hengye once again turned on the light screen on the table, and then said to Meng Jinhuai: “The same part as I guessed before is that this metal is indeed scale burning fire, which was overlooked because it was still in solid form. But according to common sense, scale burning fire exposed in the air like this will indeed evaporate, but ……”

After speaking, Duan Hengye used his hand to tap the characters above the light screen. As a marshal, who had lived in war since childhood. As a person, Meng Jinhuai rarely felt nervous because of a certain thing. However, today, after seeing Duan Hengye’s action, Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but take a deep breath silently.

Duan Hengye, who was putting all his attention on the light screen, didn’t see Meng Jinhuai’s appearance at this time, and after he opened the data he turned to Meng Jinhuai incomparably serious and said: “But before these fuels went through high temperatures and under the high temperature, some kind of reaction occurred. So they did not evaporate, but formed the dark blue metal-like we see now after more than ten years.”

After Duan Hengye’s words fell, Meng Jinhuai didn’t speak for a long time.

If normal people heard it, they might feel that Duan Hengye’s words didn’t have any special meaning. But for Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai, this “high temperature” was an extremely important word.

Although it was a fuel, but the scale ignition fire only reacted in a special device. That device was part of the new light energy cannon, which was very large – this waa also a major reason why it was difficult to fit on mechas for the time being.

After seeing this result, a slightly crazy guess appeared in Duan Hengye’s and Meng Jinhuai’s minds at the same time – the scale-burning fire back then had been successfully assembled on the mecha.

Taking another glance at the data ahead, Duan Hengye thought to himself that perhaps this conjecture was originally true.

……

There were things about the Scaled Flame that only Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai knew at the moment. And after that day’s trip to the ruins, the trail seemed to have ended here again without warning.

The investigation of the Southern Stars continued, and the scope of their investigation and the manpower they put into it was gradually expanding.

Also at this time, Duan Hengye also returned to the Southern Star and began to conduct medical examinations.

Nowadays, people in the interstellar era were almost no longer sick, and hospitals in the traditional sense had disappeared. But on Southern Star, there was still a research institute set up specifically for the difficult diseases of the interstellar era. This time, Duan Hengye’s medical examination was conducted there.

In his previous life, Duan Hengye was always in good health, and he rarely went to the hospital, let alone using a bunch of instruments for detailed medical examinations. So after arriving at this research facility at the appointed time, seeing these huge instruments in front of him, Duan Hengye, who had always considered himself to be of good mental quality, felt a little fear.

…… This was really worthy of being the most top-notch equipment on the interstellar, a single glance at the lighted light screen and the meaningless text on it, Duan Hengye’s mood became tense.

Last time when he was in a coma, Duan Hengye had also used a unique instrument of the military department to check his body. But compared to this time, the last instrument was more inclined to see if the various elements in his body were “normal”, while this one was designed to check his health.

Although it was still the normal working hours of the military department, Meng Jinhuai still took the time to come here. He saw the nervousness on Duan Hengye’s face, then comfortingly stood behind him, then whispered to him, “It’s okay, this instrument looks huge, but you just need to sit in front.”

Following the direction pointed by Meng Jinhuai, Duan Hengye saw a silver-white metal seat just before the huge instrument. The seat was still some distance away from the instrument behind him, and seeing this Duan Hengye’s nervous mood finally calmed down a bit.

He nodded to Meng Jinhuai, and then walked towards the seat.

Because of Duan Hengye’s very special status, all the senior staff of this institution arrived at the scene today. When Duan Hengye walked to his seat, someone came over and said to him, “Professor Duan, you can just sit here for a while. Because there will be a light ray scanning program next, you will have to keep your eyes closed most of the time. By the way, this examination scan may take forty minutes.”

This staff member only gave a simple explanation, and after hearing his description, Duan Hengye finally put his mind down a little. He sat down in his seat as instructed, and then said to Meng Jinhuai, who was still standing there, “There are still forty minutes left, you can go first.”

Meng Jinhuai stood there and shook his head, then said to him, “It’s okay, I’ll stay here with you.”

As soon as Meng Jinhuai’s finished speaking, Duan Hengue heard the staff member say to him, “Professor Duan, the instruments are ready now, and the examination will begin after you close your eyes.”

After hearing the staff’s words, Duan Hengye took one last look at Meng Jinhuai. The marshal nodded to Duan Hengye and then gently made a “I’ll wait for you” gesture.

Duan Hengye’s felt inexplicably relieved.

Interstellar era medical examination technology was indeed high, Duan Hengye closed his eyes without any feelings. Because the surrounding area was really too quiet, at this time, he was surprisingly sleepy. But Duan Hengye thought falling asleep during the medical examination wasn’t a good thing, he braced himself to sit up straight again. At this time, Meng Jinhuai, who had been waiting next to him, suddenly said, “It’s almost time, don’t be in a hurry.”

Only when Meng Jinhuai’s words were spoken did Duan Hengye realize that he was now standing so close to him. Despite not being able to speak, Duan Hengye still nodded slightly. Meng Jinhuai’s reminder just now told Duan Hengye to remain steady, so he continued to wait patiently for the result to appear.

Duan Hengye, who had his eyes closed, didn’t know that the light screen on the huge instrument behind him was all lit up and flashing with different characters. Most of the staff members who were waiting beside him had already left and were now sitting in front of the office desk, staring at the data in front of them with nervous faces.

Again, unlike the last examination, the results of this medical examination came out very quickly. Almost at the same time as the instrument scanned with various lights, there was data transmitted to the staff’s light brains.

Forty minutes passed quickly, and Duan Hengye, who was trapped in darkness, suddenly felt a hand gently resting on the back of his hand. Before he could react, he heard Meng Jinhuai’s familiar voice near in his ears, “Okay, Ah Heng, the examination is over.”

Finally, Duan Hengye opened his eyes. Because his eyes were closed for a bit too long, suddenly opening them, the lights in the room faintly stunned Duan Hengye. Meng Jinhuai stretched out his hand to pull Duan Hengye up, “Let’s just wait for the results here now.”

Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai sat down together on the sofa by the office area, but this time before he could sit for long, he saw a staff member walking quickly towards the two.

“Lord Marshal, Professor Duan, the examination results are now out.”

Hearing his words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be a little surprised. Even though he knew before that the results of this medical examination would be available soon, such a short time still made him astonished. Unlike Duan Hengye, who was mainly focused on the time of the physical examination, Meng Jinhuai could see at a glance the hesitation and entanglement on the face of the staff member in front of him.

Although psychologically not quite willing to admit it, Meng Jinhuai knew that for the other party to show such an expression, Duan Hengye’s examination results probably not optimistic ……

“Okay.” Meng Jinhuai turned around and looked at Duan Hengye, then stood up together with him and walked towards the area where the staff gathered.

In front of an empty desk on this side, a meter-high light screen was lit up, and the screen was filled with data that Duan Hengye didn’t recognize. Seeing Duan Hongyi and Meng Jinhuai over, the people standing around hesitated, then came and said: “This is the state of Professor Duan’s body organs ……” He paused to look at Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai, saw that the two didn’t interrupt him, so he continued: “This state, is somewhat unpromising.”

The staff said this very euphemistically, but after hearing it, Duan Hengye’s eyelids still couldn’t help but jerk a little.

Also at this time, Meng Jinhuai’s two hands held Duan Hengye’s arms from behind, almost circling his entire body into his arms.

……

The actual “temporary antidote” was cloned and had been taken by Duan Hengye for some time. The results of this medical examination told Duan Hengye – the temporary antidote he was taking, in fact, could only delay the signs of attack. In other words, the poison in Duan Hengye’s body hadn’t been truly cleared.

So even though the poison hadn’t struck again for a long time, Duan Hengye’s body was still in bad shape. The accumulation of toxins over a long period of time had unknowingly caused imperceptible but almost irreversible damage to his internal organs.

The so-called “antidote”, if you wanted an example, it was like an anesthetic after a serious trauma. It didn’t stop, but relying on the drug, the feeling was dulled.

In fact, the so-called “antidote” issued by the royal family on time had always been just a special “anesthetic”.

The toxins in Duan Hengye’s body had been accumulating and spreading day by day since he was controlled by the drug as a child, and hadn’t reduced.

Despite some preparation in his heart, after hearing the consequences of the delayed resolution of the toxin from the staff, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be nervous. He thought he was a person who had experienced life and death and wasn’t greedy for life. But placed in the context of the interstellar era and the average life expectancy of more than two hundred, he didn’t want to lose it.

Seeing that Duan Hengye hadn’t spoken, Meng Jinhuai was a little worried. On hearing this, Meng Jinhuai was silent for a while, until finally he suddenly gave Duan Hengye a hug from behind, and then whispered in his ear, “Don’t worry, it won’t happen.”

Duan Hengye had never heard Meng Jinhuai speak in such a tone before, he froze for a moment, but finally turned his hand back to gently pat Meng Jinhuai’s arm, “Mm, I know.”

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2 Replies to “C69”

  1. What kind of brain does the royal family have to treat one of the empire’s most prominent scientists as expendable?!
    Thank you for the chapter ❤

  2. Thank you for the ch! ❤

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