The huge starship belonging to the military ministry slowed down its speed, but still sailed out of X city after a few minutes. The villa that Duan Hengye wanted to visit wasn’t far from the city, and the starship arrived at a large docking area nearby after driving for a while. This docking pad was shared by several large residential areas nearby, and had been densely packed with starships and hovercrafts.
And with their reference, the starship safely landed. As a person who had never seen too many ordinary civilian vehicles, Duan Hengye finally got a more intuitive understanding of the shape of the starship he used daily …
This time, because there wasn’t a suitable place to dock the starship in that villa area, the huge starship landed on the docking pad in advance. And immediately after that, Duan Hengye and his group took the hovercraft that was waiting in advance and headed for their destination.
Duan Hengxing’s residence was a luxurious villa area that was famous on this planet – even in the whole empire. Even if they hadn’t been here before, Duan Hengye had heard the descriptions and legends about this area somewhere early on. It was said that the residents of this villa area were mysterious rich businessmen or mysterious noblemen of the stars. And the luxurious villa area, rumours were that in the entire Ye Tian Empire, it was only second to the palace.
Before, Duan Hengye may not have felt anything about those legends, but at this time, when the hovercraft he was riding gradually approached the villa area, Professor Duan finally realized that perhaps the interstellar rumours weren’t exaggerated.
This villa area was built by the sea, and the architectural style was very much like European medieval manors of the earth generations. Although they didn’t have a large floor area, it had more green space, but such a generous spacing was more rare.
Although there were many inhabitable planets in the Ye Tian Empire, the population was also “explosive”. In this era, except for some planets with special purposes, ordinary inhabitable planets had mandatory green area requirements. Under this premise, the living area of ordinary people were squeezed. Although the skyscrapers now often had hundreds of floors, but the living area of ordinary people was still smaller than the Earth era. With this background, the emergence of the villa was an extremely luxurious embodiment, not to mention it came with a large green area and beach.
The heroine Shang Mengzhen was still not in a good mood, and was in shock, she didn’t say much on the way. But as the hovering machine gradually approaching the beach, Shang Mengzhen attention finally involuntarily moved from elsewhere to the view window outside.
After seeing the endless blue sea in front of her, even Shang Mengzhen, who had seen countless beautiful scenery, couldn’t help but show an expression of admiration.
Although he had never been here, and their relationship was very superficial, but Duan Hengye still knew the detailed coordinates of his own brother after all. Once inside this villa area, the hovercraft reduced its speed and flew towards the central area. Seeing this, Shang Mengzhen, who was looking out of the window, suddenly said to herself, “This is the core area of the whole villa area. ……” Her words held a bit of emotion and admiration.
As a movie queen, Shang Mengzhen was also considered to be relatively close to the top income chain on the interstellar level. In her memory, she had heard rumours about this villa area at numerous banquets herself. There would often be rich businessmen at the banquet chatting about who the owner of the core area of this villa really was, and in any case, no matter how the discussion went, the final conclusion was – the owner there was definitely more than just rich, and more importantly, had a place in the upper echelons of the empire.
Shang Mengzhen didn’t expect that the answer to this gossip would fall into her hands just like that. Although a little surprised, this answer seemed reasonable – Duan Hengye’s younger brother, also adopted by the Queen’s family, grew up under the eyes of the royal family, Duan Hengxing indeed fit the previous speculation.
However, after hearing Shang Mengzhen’s words, what suddenly occurred to Duan Hengye was – the money used to buy this villa, did Duan Hengxing also ask for it from the original owner? The answer didn’t seem to require much guessing.
Although Duan Hengye wasn’t a person who was good at investment and management, he had his own principles on the matter of spending money. Duan Hengye felt that the last time he bought the clone antidote was worth it. Although the money that Duan Hengxing spent on the villa was far less expensive than those few drugs, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but feel a sense of heartache.
At this time, two gray hovercraft suddenly flew towards them quickly from not far away. After seeing this scene, the military security personnel who were on the same hovercraft as Duan Hengye immediately became serious and then slowly moved to the front of Duan Hengye.
After seeing the movement of the staff around him, Duan Hengye didn’t say anything, but directly went up to him and gently gestured to him, signalling him to back off.
“Professor Duan …… this?” The one who spoke was the main security chief sent to Duan Hengye by the military ministry. Although he also knew the strength of Professor Duan, after seeing Duan Hengye’s current actions, he still couldn’t help but get nervous.
Upon hearing this, Duan Hengye shook his head and said, “It’s okay, wait for a while.”
The security personnel sent to Duan Hengye’s side by the military ministry weren’t many. Because they were usually hidden in the huge starship, but at this time, behind Duan Hengye, were three other medium-sized hovercrafts.
The location of Duan Hengye and his party was the luxury villa area of the planet famous in the whole interstellar, in which the people living there were rich or noble. According to common sense, this should have been a no-fly zone for hovercraft. But Duan Hengye had the highest authority of the Ministry of the military, and the planet was the Marshal’s star. So after flying to this side, the four hovercraft directly ignored the restrictions of the no-fly zone, and then flew in without stopping. Seeing such a scene, the security of that settlement would naturally be nervous.
As expected, when the hovercraft stopped, the opposite side sent them a signal asking to land. Now that the hovercraft had flown into the villa area, all the open space in the vicinity was owned by the residents. If they wanted to land, the hover had to exit the area to do so.
Almost at the same time as the signal was received, the staff around Duan Hengye directly rejected the request.
After a few seconds, the opposite hovercraft began to slowly approach Duan Hengye’s side. Seeing this sight, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but frown. Now there were a bunch of mechas hanging in the air, except for the one that was approaching, the others were parked there without moving, as if they were facing each other – or maybe they were facing each other.
Faced with such a scene, Duan Hengye had already personally experienced two attacks, so he didn’t feel much, the military staff that had experienced war also had calm expressions.
The only person who wasn’t so calm …… was standing beside Duan Hengye, a frightened Shang Mengzhen. Out of human instinct, after seeing this scene, Shang Mengzhen silently moved closer to the person she was most familiar with. After seeing Shang Mengzhen’s action, the assistant Ye Pu, who had been standing on the other side without speaking, silently clenched his hand into a fist and then placed it on his mouth and coughed gently twice.
“Cough ……” the coughing sound was a bit pretentious.
Although afraid of the current scene, but Shang Mengzhen after all, was also from the entertainment industry. After seeing Ye Pu’s action, Shang Mengzhen immediately understood the other party’s meaning, and then silently retreated back to her original standing position.
Duan Hengye saw the actions of Shang Mengzhen and Ye Pu throughout the whole process, but didn’t understand what these two people were doing.
Shang Mengzhen walked back, then a moment later, the side of the gray levitator suddenly opened wide…… Duan Hengye behind the security personnel was familiar with it.
When that crack appeared, several silver laser guns stretched out from below, and then aimed directly at the hovercraft where Duan Hengye was.
Once again, they sent a landing request.
After seeing this scene, Duan Hengye slowly turned around, and he asked the staff of the military department, “The ones that are facing us, are they the security personnel sent here by the military department?”
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, the staff member’s forehead suddenly broke out in a lot of cold sweat. He slowly shook his head towards Duan Hengye and then said, “No …… it isn’t from the military department.
“Well,” Duan Hengye turned back again, he took another look at the hovercraft, and then asked, “Does Planet X allow private individuals to be equipped with laser weapons?”
Duan Hengye’s words didn’t need to be answered, all the citizens of the Empire knew how serious it was to carry laser weapons privately. Just a while ago, someone carried a laser weapon into An Luo University, and then suddenly attacked Duan Hengye, that was enough for people to be alert.
Not receiving a reply, Duan Hengye no longer asked, he went directly to the side of the starship bulkhead, and then quickly clicked on the screen a few times. Duan Hengye’s movements were very skilled, and the expression on his face while doing this set of movements was even more calm than usual.
But at the same time that Duan Hengye clicked on the light screen, the people on the hovercraft saw…… a bunch of laser weapons appear on the side.
The military staff member who just spoke to Duan Hengye couldn’t help but slowly swallow a mouthful of saliva, then stared at Duan Hengye with wide eyes.
…… Professor Duan’s movements of debugging laser weapons, how could they be so skilled?
From its appearance, this hovercraft wasn’t different from a general ordinary hovercraft. Putting it into the interstellar public hovercraft docking depot, perhaps no one would suspect. In such an ordinary-looking hovercraft, if you wanted to debug the weapons, one needed to master a series of complex commands.
After calming down, the staff wasn’t that surprised that Duan Hengye knew about this operation, but they were really surprised by Duan Hengye’s speed.
Perhaps the reaction of the staff on the hovercraft where Duan Hengye was located was still small, at the same time as the laser weapon appeared on this side, the hands of several people in the opposite hovercraft immediately trembled.
When they saw the hovercraft just now, they defaulted it to an illegal intruder who had cracked the security system. But now, the top interstellar laser weapons that were flashed at them clearly told them – the opposite hovercraft was related to the military department.
The opposite hovercraft slowly put back their laser weapons, then sent another signal requesting a video communication to the hovercraft where Duan Hengye was.
After seeing this signal, Duan Hengye glanced sideways at the staff member, and the other immediately understood what he meant.
The hovercraft Duan Hengye was in didn’t connect to the video signal, but directly lit up his level one authority.
There weren’t many people who had the first level of authority of the Ministry of Military Affairs, and if they looked at the news that happened on Planet X just a few minutes ago, then the answer could only point to one person.
After seeing this permission, the opposite hovercraft first stood still for a few seconds, and then descended as fast as possible. After seeing their movements, Duan Hengye was in no hurry to rush to his destination. He said to the staff, “Tell someone to follow them and find out where the laser weapons came from.”
“Yes, Professor Duan.” After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, the one staff member in charge of security who had been following him actually reflexively saluted him. Only at the end did he finally react that the person who had just spoken to him wasn’t Marshal Meng Jinhuai, but Duan Hengye.
When he thought of this, the staff member couldn’t help but break out in a cold sweat at the same time he took his hand back.
He didn’t know when Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai’s temperament became so similar ……
After hearing Duan Hengye’s order, another hovercraft belonging to the military department then followed directly down. After it disappeared from sight, they who had already stopped in place for a while approached their destination once again. The hovercraft was already located very close to Duan Hengxing’s residence, so after a short while, they landed directly on the beach in front of the white oceanfront villa.
After the hovercraft stopped, the hatch slowly opened. Seeing this, several security guards went out first, and only then did Duan Hengye and Shang Mengzhen together finally step out of the hatch.
In the highly developed interstellar era of technology, the more extravagant the appearance of the residence was, the more similar it looked to the residential style of the earth. When standing at the entrance of Duan Hengxing’s residence, Duan Hengye actually had the illusion that he had returned to his original world.
“Professor Duan ……” Seeing that Duan Hengye had been standing there without moving, the staff of the military department came up and asked, “Do you need us to force the door open now?”
This staff member’s words dragged Duan Hengye back, after hearing that, Duan Hengye shook his head and said, “No, no need. You guys just accompany Shang Mengzhen and wait on the side, I’ll go alone.”
“This …… Professor Duan, don’t worry, we will send someone to follow Miss Shang Mengzhen. But it’s still too dangerous for you to go in alone.” After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Ye Pu, who hadn’t spoken for a while, came forward and said.
Although Ye Pu now knew who was behind the attacks on Shang Mengzhen, he understood that Shang Mengzhen was actually just an innocent person implicated in this storm all along. Whether Shang Mengzhen entered or not, or saw Duan Hengxing, it didn’t matter. The focus had already returned to Duan Hengye and Duan Hengxing.
But no matter what, Duan Hengye going in by himself was really a very dangerous thing.
After hearing Ye Pu’s words, Duan Hengye shook his head and said, “No, I can handle it.”
After saying these words, Duan Hengye directly raised his hand and revealed a small laser defense weapon that had been hidden in his sleeve. After seeing this thing, Ye Pu directly froze. Although Ye Pu’s current identity was “Duan Hengye’s assistant”, in fact he also came from the military department. As a staff member of the military, Ye Pu’s basic skill was to recognise all the weapons in service on the interstellar.
He searched his brain, but he could not find any memory of having seen this weapon carried by Duan Hengye. However, despite this, with the appearance of that thing, Ye Pu still recognised its purpose …… It seemed that this small laser weapon, which he had never seen before, was made by Duan Hengye.
“……” Ye Pu had a new understanding of Duan Hengye’s all-round talent.
In fact, this thing wasn’t really Duan Hengye’s original creation, after those two incidents, Duan Hengye deeply felt the importance of carrying weapons with him. And because the common laser weapons on the stars now were too large, Duan Hengye didn’t choose them, instead, with the impression of his previous life, he designed a small laser weapon.
The design of such a thing for Duan Hengye couldn’t be simpler, relying on the top equipment of the Ye Tian Empire Mecha Research Institute, the design came out within a few hours, and Duan Hengye got its finished product.
Seeing that Duan Hengye insisted on going in by himself, Ye Pu and the other military staff couldn’t stop them any longer. They retreated back into the levitator, then moved a little farther away.
Until after the surrounding people left, Duan Hengye then slowly lowered his head, he took another look at the weapon hidden in his sleeve, then suddenly sighed softly.
As a habitual cautious person, Duan Hengye didn’t think much when he designed this weapon. So until this moment, until after the surrounding people left, Duan Hengye finally realized that with this weapon designed by his own hands, the first enemy he was about to face, was perhaps the closest person in the world to him in terms of blood.
Although he had no memory of spending time with Duan Hengxing as a child, once he thought of this, Duan Hengye could not help but recall his family from his previous life. Somehow, there was a little bit of sourness in his heart.
But Duan Hengye didn’t hesitate for long, he stood at the doorway for a moment, then avoided the induction area at the doorway and walked to a small light screen diagonally in front of him. Duan Hengye put his hand on it, and after a while, the wooden door in front of him slowly opened by itself.
The owner of this villa didn’t ask who it was, and surprisingly opened the door directly.
The villa was built by the sea and had good lighting, after opening the door, there was a large beam of sunlight shining through the long corridor in front of Duan Hengye body. Duan Hengye paused at the doorway for a moment before finally stepping inside. And as soon as he stepped into the corridor, the heavy wooden door behind him slowly and automatically closed.
After entering the door, Duan Hengye found that, just like the rumours among the stars, Duan Hengxing’s residence was indeed luxurious. In addition to the beautiful picture-like scenery outside the window, the corners of the place were decorated with all kinds of antiques and treasures. Although Duan Hengye didn’t know antiques, from those exquisite shapes, he could vaguely guess a little of its considerable value.
Because the room was too quiet, Duan Hengye’s footsteps were infinitely amplified. Slowly, he walked through the corridor, and then appeared in front of a huge living room, and behind it were three transparent huge floor-to-ceiling windows facing the sea.
The seashore was always noisy, but the soundproofing equipment belonging to the interstellar era isolated the loud sound of the waves lapping against the rocks outside the house.
Duan Hengye’s eyes swept around the living room and then he saw Duan Hengxing who was sitting on the sofa with his back to him.
He had clearly walked inside the living room, but Duan Hengxing still had no intention to turn around and come over. Duan Hengye hesitated for a moment, then continued to walk forward. By the time he stood in front of Duan Hengxing. Only then did the other finally turn his eyes from the wine glass in his hand to Duan Hengye.
Although he had a playboy aura, Duan Hengxing was Duan Hengye’s brother, their facial features were similar. So this kind of look, together with his shirt with a wide open collar and his body that if had a decadent aura, if bystanders saw him, they would definitely praise him for being “charming”.
Duan Hengye stood there, Duan Hengxing also looked up to him, between the two, no one spoke for a while.
He didn’t know how long it took before Duan Hengxing finally put down the wine glass in his hand, then crossed his legs and smiled disdainfully at Duan Hengye and said, “I knew you were coming.”
After hearing Duan Hengxing’s words, Duan Hengye no longer remained standing, he sat directly on the sofa opposite Duan Hengxing. Seeing that Duan Hengye was still silent now, Duan Hengxing’s face gradually became a little cruel. He couldn’t help but coldly snort, then said: “Oh? Since Professor Duan has condescended to come here to me, how come he still doesn’t care to talk to me?”
“Do you know, Duan Hengye, I really hate you to death like this? Who do you think you are, treating me like this?” Duan Hengxing gradually couldn’t control his emotions and said to him with hatred.
Seeing this, Duan Hengye, who hadn’t said a word since he entered the door, finally spoke up. He coldly glanced at Duan Hengxing and then said, “Then how should I treat you …… are you any different from the others?”
Duan Hengye’s words blocked back Duan Hengxing’s agitated emotions.
Seeing Duan Hengxing’s expression like he had swallowed a fly, Duan Hengye guessed that he remembered something. “If you want to mention our so-called blood relationship ……,” Duan Hengye said as he carelessly surveyed Duan Hengxing’s residence, then said, “Everything you have now is because of me. ”
Duan Hengxing wasn’t smart, but he wasn’t a fool. In addition to squandering and enjoying, Duan Hengxing’s subconscious was always clear about who his power and status came from. The tone of Duan Hengye’s voice couldn’t be more normal, but his words poked Duan Hengxing’s sore spot.
So, after a moment of silence ended, Duan Hengxing finally became furious. He stood up from the sofa, then pointed at Duan Hengye nose while sneering, he said loudly: “That’s right, it’s because of you. I am indeed a villain and indeed cannot see you being well. The thing about Ms. Shang is that I purposely used it to make trouble for you, how about that?”
Duan Hengye raised his eyes and looked at Duan Hengxing for a moment, then said in his usual tone, “Childish.”
“Heh, childish?” Duan Hengxing sneered, “Yeah, you’re not childish. From a young age you were a smart person, you could always follow Mom and Dad’s side and learn about mechas with them. What about me? I think it was when they were around, very few people on the stars would know that Director Duan of the Institute actually had a younger son, right?”
Hearing Duan Hengxing’s words, Duan Hengye’s eyes, which were as still as stagnant water, finally rippled a little.
If Duan Hengye remembered correctly, when the original owner’s parents died in that mecha accident, Duan Hengxing wasn’t very old, before hearing the other say this, Duan Hengye didn’t expect that he would remember the things he did as a child.
Duan Hengxing also noticed the change in Duan Hengye’s expression, and he continued with another sneer, “Actually, I’ve always known your purpose – yours, your parents’, and the royal family’s.”
Purpose? Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be a little confused, if the royal family had a purpose, he could still understand, but what was his purpose and his parents’ that Duan Hengxing was talking about?
He put his hands in his pocket, then looked out the window at the sea and said: “Whether it’s you, or your parents or the royal family, you all want to raise me as a waste. On the surface I eat, drink and play, but in reality? What could I do instead? It’s also thanks to you guys ……,” Duan Hengxing looked around, then tilted his head and said to Duan Hengye, “I have lived more comfortably than you these years.”
Hearing Duan Hengxing’s words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but be a little speechless. He surprisingly didn’t think that Duan Hengxing’s malice towards him was from this. Although Duan Hengye still currently had no memories of his childhood, but with the information found during the investigation of the incident during this period of time, Duan Hengye felt as if he had gradually seen the blurred appearance of his parents back then.
The original owner’s parents were definitely not the people that Duan Hengxing said they were.
Although he had no memories, after hearing Duan Hengxing’s disdainful words, Duan Hengye still couldn’t help but gradually become angry.
But before Duan Hengye could say anything, he saw Duan Hengxing smile towards him. Then, the other spread out his arms and said to Duan Hengye, “Congratulations, the purpose is achieved.”
Duan Hengye’s face became increasingly ugly, Duan Hengxing’s words just now made his anger to burn a little bit more vigorously. Although his expression didn’t change, Duan Hengye’s emotions couldn’t help but get agitated, and just at this time, a picture suddenly flashed through his mind –
He himself was sitting at his desk reciting obscure mecha information, and just at this time, a short little boy suddenly ran to the table.
“Brother, why are you still reading?” The boy pouted and said, “Play with me for a while~”
Hearing the child’s words, before Duan Hengye, who was sitting at the table, had any reaction, a woman in a white lab coat came over first. She gently touched the little boy’s cheek, then softly said: “Good boy, brother Hengye has to study. You go check the light computer first, isn’t there a cartoon updated?”
After hearing the woman’s words, the little boy was still a little dissatisfied, but after pouting, he ran towards the house with his toys in his arms.
Seeing the little boy run towards the house, he couldn’t help but sigh gently. Seeing this, the woman came over and made it to his side, she looked down and asked, “Is Ah Heng tired?”
“I’m okay ……”
After hearing this, the woman also sighed and touched the top of the hair of the teenager in front of her and said, “The interstellar world is not peaceful at all now, when I found out that you have talent in mechas, I hesitated for a long time whether to bring you into this discipline. But ……”
The woman moved her eyes away, then said quietly: “But ah, some things cannot be escaped, regardless of the future. You are his senior brother …… both now and in the future, you have to take care of your brother. We want him to be happy, okay?”
This sudden memory made Duan Hengye freeze, this memory appeared too suddenly, and too clearly, making Duan Hengye feel like it just happened.
“Whether now, or in the future to take more care of the brother. We want him to be happy, okay?” The woman’s words echoed in Duan Hengye’s mind over and over again.
Duan Hongyi’s current state was so strange that even Duan Hengxing felt this. He stood there looking at Duan Hengye and didn’t say anything for a while.
He didn’t know how long it took, but Duan Hengye finally said to Duan Hengxing, “Is this how you miss our parents?” Duan Hengye didn’t say anything special, but his tone at this time was something Duan Hengxing had never heard before.
“…… What do you mean?” Duan Hengxing’s voice drifted a bit, and only after a whike did he speak.
“Nothing meaningful.” Duan Hengye coldly looked at the other, “Just want you to think about whether your words just now are right for them or not.” After saying that, Duan Hengye shook his head again slightly and said in a low voice with a volume that almost only he could hear: “There is also me …… I didn’t complete what I promised them back then.”
Duan Hengxing didn’t clearly hear Duan Hengye after that sentence, but the words “right or wrong” alone were enough to make him emotional.
A few seconds after Duan Hengye’s words, Duan Hengxing suddenly took out a silver mini ray gun from his pocket and aimed it in the direction of Duan Hengye, “Shut up!” he screamed angrily.
Although Duan Hengxing didn’t have the same strict undercover training as the original owner, he was at least a person with a position in the royal family, using a gun wasn’t difficult for him. Duan Hengxing shot quickly, but Duan Hengye’s dodged even faster.
However, in an instant, Duan Hengye had already stood to the side of Duan Hengxing, and behind his original position, a large piece of glass broke.
But it was an instant, the huge sound of the waves came in. Along with this, there was also the sound of another person’s footsteps coming from the corridor.