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The reason why Duan Hengye dared to start this directly was actually mainly because of his high spirituality value. With Duan Hengye’s spiritual energy value, he could overpower it.
Duan Hengye slowly put his hand on the opening light screen, then a dark purple screen of light rose up in front of him and swept across his face. When the light was about to reach his face, because of his apprehension, Duan Hengye closed his eyes, his thin eyelids were gently trembling. It was only when he heard the beep from the mecha system in his ears that he finally reopened his eyes and waited for the iris verification.
As the designer of the mecha, Duan Hengye knew every detail of this mecha like the back of his hand, he knew it better than anyone else. The function of each operation button, as well as the details of the response after encountering various situations …… all of which Duan Hengye was already familiar with.
In order to complete the unprecedented self-learning mecha work in the interstellar history, Duan Hengye also did his old hobby – he once again sneaked into the internal system of the military department, and then found the instruction video. But no matter how rich Duan Hengye’s theoretical knowledge of mecha was, it was just on paper. After actually sitting in the cockpit, the feeling was naturally different from what he thought it would be.
Duan Hengye concentrated his spiritual energy, then according to the theory he learned before, slowly let it float in mid-air. The speed of the Mecha was obviously extremely slow, it was only a meter above the ground, but the moment it moved, Duan Hengye’s back still couldn’t help but break out in a cold sweat.
Although the start wasn’t skilled, at least it was very standard because of his spiritual energy, after taking off, the mecha was very stable. Sitting in the cockpit, Duan Hengye slowly leaned his body forward, then glanced at the shadow cast by the mecha on the ground.
The projection wasn’t too far from the ground, but after seeing it, Duan Hengye felt extremely excited. The mecha was in the most stable suspended state, and after waiting until he wasn’t as excited as he was just now, Duan Hengye began to slowly try to use the mecha’s most common attack skills.
A few seconds later, a huge silver light bullet flew out from under Duan Hengye’s mecha, it was only an instant before a deep crater appeared on the mecha’s test flight pad not far away. Although the state of the mecha was now very stable, a light bomb of that size being launched would always produce a recoil effect. So before Duan Hengye’s hand lifted from the mecha’s operating panel, he felt the mecha move backwards slightly.
The angle wasn’t obvious, like a breeze gently blowing over a swing hanging on the side. If it wasn’t for the fact that Duan Hengye was driving the mecha and his nerves were tense, he wouldn’t even be able to feel it.
However, the moment the mecha swayed, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but tighten his grip. It was only after it stabilized that Duan Hengye finally breathed a sigh of relief. But before Duan Hengye could finish his breath, he finally discovered something very serious – the light bullet had just smashed a deep crater into the mecha’s test flight apron.
Because it was his first time practicing, although Duan Hengye knew all the steps, his accuracy was still a little bad. And because of his strong spiritual energy, the orders issued to the mecha also received the highest level of interpretation. So this time the light bullet wasn’t only poorly aimed, the attack power was also unusually strong.
It was true that this was an experimental site, but there were fixed test directions for weapons system related tests. Although from time to time, there would be undirected tests on this site, but the site couldn’t be damaged…… Duan Hengye’s would get a warning, because it was an abnormal test operation …… not surprisingly, in Duan Hengye saw that the corner of the test pad suddenly flashed a red light.
Before today, no one at the Mecha Research Institute had ever tried weapons here, and the consequence of causing such serious damage to the test platform was the warning.
The entire Ye Tian Empire Mecha Research Institute had a common network, so when Duan Hengye saw the warning, the staff on duty on the other side of the planet certainly noticed the abnormality as well. The mecha YL-0 that Duan Hengye was driving now belonged to the Institute, and the staff on duty could communicate with it in real time through their own authority.
So soon after the red light flashed, a visual request was heard.
Knowing that he had brought panic to the staff, Duan Hengye was a bit overwhelmed. He connected the audio contact, and then the nervous voice of the staff on duty reached Duan Hengye’s ears.
“Mecha Research Institute A79 test site, please tell us your identity. The research institute does not have a test in advance for the record, please report the motive of the test.” Although Duan Hengye came to this site and didn’t see a single person, it didn’t mean that this place wasn’t important. Under normal circumstances, entering a test site at a time that hadn’t been approved for transfer by the Institute was already a serious violation, let alone driving a mecha and smashing a large hole in the test site.
Despite the panic in his voice that couldn’t be ignored, the staff member still tried hard to stabilize his emotions, and he ordered Duan Hengye seriously.
Duan Hengye knew that if he didn’t respond, he would alert more staff members nearby. So after hearing his question, Duan Hengye hurriedly responded, “It’s me, Duan Hengye.”
“Huh?” The staff there obviously didn’t know how to respond.
Duan Hengye sent his identity information through his light computer. The other side was silent for a while, obviously verifying and validating his identity. After a while, the staff member finally changed his tone, he was both a little excited and a little surprised, “Sorry Professor Duan …… we didn’t receive your test notification in advance, that’s why I disturbed you.”
“It’s okay.” In order to prevent his subordinates from questioning the Institute’s typesetting system, Duan Hengye hurriedly added, “This trial was my impromptu idea, it wasn’t on the record. Wait until tomorrow …… I will go supplement the filing myself.”
The Imperial Research Institute had no shortage of such precedents – impulsive decisions to conduct trials, wait until the end of the trial and then go back to make up the record.
“Ah …… okay.” The staff there hurriedly wrote down what Duan Hengye said, but he couldn’t help but ask: “Then Professor Duan, does the pilot information you need to be synchronized and supervised now?”
In fact, this question was optional, but the staff may have felt the person was unreliable from the hole in the test pad, so he asked.
After hearing his words, Duan Hengye hurriedly said, “No.” In order to prevent the staff from being suspicious, Duan Hengye added, “It is a member of the military department.”
“In that case, then I won’t disturb your work.” After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, the staff felt that he probably knew why such a sudden accident had occurred – it was probably because the pilot of the military department was unfamiliar with this field that the docking pad was accidentally damaged.
Only …… how could a staff of the military department be so unreliable?
Hearing his words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief, “Okay, work hard.” After waiting a few more seconds, he finally slowly turned off the communication. At this time, Duan Hengye, who had just recovered from a “crisis”, didn’t know, but Meng Jinhuai, who was watching the news, suddenly sneezed.
Perhaps this was the so-called “inexplicable connection” …
After the end of the communication, Duan Hengye began to slowly move the mecha, after a few minutes, according to the route plan on the light screen, he stopped outside the special weapons test site – in fact, this place and the “big pit” just now was only a hundred meters away.
Before Duan Hengye, no one had ever been so close to the test site as they tested weapons. But Duan Hengye had just realized his strength from the big pit …… so in order to prevent the destruction of the experimental site again, he had to get as close as possible to the weapons test site.
As a pilot with incomparable theoretical experience, Duan Hengye wasn’t in a hurry to carry out the next step of more complex mecha tests. Once Mecha YL-0 reached its destination, Duan Hengye concentrated his spiritual energy once again and parked the mecha in place.
Compared to the state he was in at the beginning, after a buffer time, Duan Hengye’s nervousness had finally calmed down. He concentrated once again, then slowly raised the mecha hovering height – compared to just now, this time the mecha was much higher.
Duan Hengye was a superb learner, and after the experience he had just had, this time he aligned himself with the target in a very short time, and then controlled the weapon power to fire at the target.
Just like earlier, the mecha leaned back gently, but Duan Hengye was no longer scared by it. This time the brightness of the light bullets was much lower, while the accuracy was increased with it.
Before firing the light bullets, Duan Hengye used a field plan line of the weapons test site as a reference. Now, through the zoom function on the mecha’s light screen, he could clearly see that the landing position of the light bullet was already very close to the reference point he just drew.
Although it hadn’t yet reached the target, this progress was already very satisfying to Duan Hengye.
Seeing this situation, Duan Hengye landed the mecha once again and then repeated the steps he had just taken.
Now he wasn’t as nervous as he was at the beginning, but this was after all Duan Hengye’s first time flying a mecha independently, and he was still much more excited than usual, not to mention sleepy. So in the process of repeating it over and over again, the night had passed.
Because of the excitement, and the fact that the mecha was in the daytime hemisphere, Duan Hengye practiced until he forgot the time. And in the few hours he practiced mecha driving, the starship belonging to the military department had also entered the airspace of the Institute.
“Lord Marshal, the starship has arrived at the star where the Ye Tian Empire’s Mecha Research Institute is located, may I ask if we should land directly at the residence area now?” Meng Jinhuai’s assistant came up and asked.
After hearing the other’s words, Meng Jinhuai carefully recalled – just now, Duan Hengye should have carried out the work in his study at home. “Well, go to the living area.” Meng Jinhuai nodded, then took out his light computer and glanced at the time before standing up from his seat.
The starship Meng Jinhuai was on was traveling very fast, from the time it arrived in the airspace to the time it landed was just a blink of an eye. Now it was extremely late in the settlement area, and the temperature was a bit low compared to the cabin of the starship. So Meng Jinhuai got up and brought his jacket from the side, then put it on and walked towards the exit of the starship.
A few minutes later, Meng Jinhuai appeared at the entrance of Duan Hengye’s residence, as time passed, Meng Jinhuai had access to this place.
Although he didn’t know if Duan Hengye was resting now, in order not to disturb him, Meng Jinhuai used his authority to open the door of Duan Hengye House, which he rarely did.
After seeing the dark living room, Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief. Duan Hengye has recently been working with the door to the study closed, if he wasn’t resting now, there would definitely be light coming down from the second floor. Meng Jinhuai consciously slowed down his steps and slowly walked towards the bedroom on the second floor.
…… and holding the mentality of not disturbing Duan Hengye, Meng Jinhuai soon found that there was actually no one in the house.
It was the middle of the night, where did Duan Hengye go?
Unlike the deliberately slowed steps when coming, after finding no one here, Meng Jinhuai used the fastest speed to walk down to the second floor, then said to the staff who had been waiting outside the villa: “Start locking in on Duan Hengye’s current location.”
Despite not following Meng Jinhuai inside, after seeing his serious expression, everyone immediately realized – Duan Hengye wasn’t in the house now!
Because his identity was no longer a dangerous undercover agent, and the Institute’s environment was very safe. Meng Jinhuai had long ordered the military staff not to keep an eye on where Duan Hengye was and what he would do next like before. Such a practice was also being respectful of his personal privacy.
So after discovering that Duan Hengye wasn’t at home now, Meng Jinhuai didn’t ask his assistant Ye Pu, but directly called someone to start tracking him.
After Meng Jinhuai finished, he walked to a starship not far away, but before he could board the starship, he heard the staff behind him say, “Lord Marshal, Professor Duan is still at the Institute, but not in the hemisphere we are currently in!” At those words, Meng Jinhuai’s footsteps couldn’t help but slow down. “Where is he now?” Meng Jinhuai asked.
“The Mecha Research Institute’s A79 test site.” The staff said truthfully.
The mecha test site? Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but frown, what was Duan Hengye doing there in the middle of the night?
When Meng Jinhuai arrived at the Mecha Institute’s A79 test site in his hover, he saw a medium-sized mecha from afar. After watching for a few minutes, Meng Jinhuai saw that the mecha was constantly repeating several basic operations.
Was Duan Hengye making any new discoveries here? At this time, Meng Jinhuai obviously hadn’t thought that the person who was driving the mecha wasn’t an experimenter from the institute, but Duan Hengye himself. After waiting for the hovercraft to get close, Meng Jinhuai didn’t rush over, he stopped the hovercraft there and began to observe it.
But what disappointed Meng Jinhuai was that another few minutes passed, the medium-sized mecha was still repeating the simplest steps, with no intention of stopping or changing modes.
What was going on ……
Meng Jinhuai once again looked at the time, it was already late at night on the planet where the Institute was located. He no longer waited, and then directly called the hover to approach the mecha not far away.
At this time, the hovercraft Meng Jinhuai was riding on came from the military starship, and compared to a general hovercraft, both the driving speed and functions were much more. For the kind of ordinary mecha Duan Hengye was driving now, it was impossible to detect the approach of this hovercraft.
…… So by the time Duan Hengye found out there was a hovercraft, it was already in front of him.
What was this!
After seeing the hovercraft that suddenly appeared, Duan Hengye’s soul was almost scared out of him. And because the fluctuation of spiritual energy was a little too large, the mecha he was riding at this time activated the emergency procedures and began to slowly land on the ground by itself.
Wait, how did it fall down ……
Because the mecha hovered only a few meters high, in the blink of an eye it had stopped firmly on the ground – without even giving Duan Hengye time to regain control of it. Duan Hengye saw this and couldn’t help but be confused for a moment. However, not waiting for him to send a signal to the mysterious mecha that suddenly appeared, Duan Hengye noticed that the hovercraft flew to the direct opposite side of the cockpit, and instantly the single-sided light-transmitting viewport suddenly turned into a fully transparent state, and a person he was too familiar with appeared in front of him.
Now Duan Hengye’s control of the mecha was still at a very superficial level, although he knew the purpose of all the functions, he wasn’t able to operate them skillfully. So this time …… Duan Hengye forgot to adjust the viewport of the cockpit to a one-sided transparent mode.
That was to say, the moment the hover rose, Meng Jinhuai saw – there was only one person inside the cockpit of the mecha in front of him. And that person was, “no spiritual energy” Duan Hengye.
While Duan Hengye was dazed, the hovercraft sent him a request to log in. Duan Hengye, whose brain was in a state of confusion and somewhat “broken”, directly accepted Meng Jinhuai’s request.
After a while, the marshal in military uniform appeared in the cockpit of the mecha.
Meng Jinhuai’s expression was very serious, Duan Hengye was subdued by his aura, he didn’t know what to say.
Finally, after looking around the cockpit for a while, Meng Jinhuai walked over to Duan Hengye, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, and he lowered his head and gave Duan Hengye a deep look. Just when Duan Hengye thought that Meng Jinhuai was now about to start questioning him about his spiritual energy, he heard him suddenly say, “That big crater behind …… was smashed by you?”
What was this awkward question!
Duan Hengye’s excuses were interrupted by Meng Jinhuai’s question. Although he didn’t want to admit it, but the fact was there …… so Duan Hengye was silent for a moment, then nodded and said: “It was me.”
At that, Meng Jinhuai showed an “of course” expression. He suddenly sat down on the vacant co-pilot position beside Duan Hengye, and then said to Duan Hengye, “Spiritual energy control is a very important level in mecha operation.” After saying this, Meng Jinhuai looked back at the big crater that was smashed out by Duan Hengye just now, “You …… still need to practice a little more.”
“Oh …… okay.” Duan Hengye didn’t think that Meng Jinhuai had forgotten about his “zero spiritual energy”, after all, this matter was once famous in the whole interstellar, and became Duan Hengye’s label. So now the more he heard Meng Jinhuai talk, the more scared Duan Hengye was. There was no need to doubt that Meng Jinhuai had definitely already known that his spiritual energy had been restored.
But, when and how did he find out?
Although Meng Jinhuai was now sitting opposite Duan Hengye, and his aura was still very strong. But because the question was too serious, Duan Hengye’s thoughts couldn’t help but run to the side.
Suddenly, Meng Jinhuai’s words stopped. After discovering this, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but become more nervous again. He looked up at Meng Jinhuai, then hesitantly asked “Uh …… what else?” After saying that, Duan Hengye felt that his question was really a bit retarded and was simply digging a hole for himself.
After hearing Duan Hengye’s question, Meng Jinhuai stood up from the passenger seat.
“–There is the most important point.”
After Meng Jinhuai said this, he suddenly increased his voice. Along with this, Duan Hengye’s body tensed.
Meng Jinhuai was now going to ask him questions related to his spiritual energy, right?
Meng Jinhuai walked to Duan Hengye’s back, then gently put his hand on the back of the chair he was sitting on. Meng Jinhuai slightly bent down and then whispered in Duan Hengye’s ear, “As the director of the Ye Tian Empire’s Mecha Research Institute, your knowledge of mecha is not comparable to anyone else in the entire interstellar world.”
Hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye nodded silently.
“Okay.” Meng Jinhuai stood up straight again, then patted Duan Hengye’s shoulder and said to him with unparalleled seriousness, “Then, Professor Duan must know that you need to be certified to drive a mecha independently as well, right?”
“Huh?” Duan Hengye froze for a moment at the question, then hesitantly replied, “I know.”
“So where’s your mecha piloting license?” Meng Jinhuai’s words suddenly turned to a question that Duan Hengye hadn’t even thought about.
Duan Hengye: ……
Lmao, where’s the license Professor Duan?
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