Actually, besides driving without a license, today’s behavior was dangerous — after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, that thought flashed through Duan Hengye’s mind.
As a person who had been given the title of “Acting Emperor” by Duan Hengye when he transmigrated, Meng Jinhuai was very good at hiding his emotions and true feelings. When he spoke just now, Meng Jinhuai’s expression was also serious, and he didn’t seem to have any intention of joking. Even Duan Hengye couldn’t tell for a while whether he was joking with him or not.
But in any case, after hearing what Meng Jinhuai just said, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but get nervous.
Duan Hengye lowered his head, and then said breathlessly: “Well …… no.” As a person who didn’t like arguing, after thinking for half a day, he ended up saying the truth directly without modification. And hearing Duan Hengye’s reply, Meng Jinhuai finally couldn’t hold back his laughter.
He sighed gently and then said to Duan Hengye, “If Ah Heng wants to learn how to drive a mecha, you can come to me anytime.” Then Meng Jinhuai gently put his hands on Duan Hengye’s shoulders, “Although YL-0 mecha has a stable performance and is very versatile, for a spiritual energy like yours, it’s a waste.”
Wait …… Meng Jinhuai just said “for spiritual energy like yours”? After hearing these words, Duan Hengye finally couldn’t help but untie the protective belt on the mecha’s pilot seat, and then turned around to look at Meng Jinhuai.
So, the marshal not only knew that his spiritual power wasn’t zero, but he even knew the exact value of his spiritual energy?
In this short moment, Duan Hengye’s mind quickly went through all the things that happened after he entered “Dumping Interstellar”. It seemed that except for the time when he first opened the mecha at his residence, and then tested his spiritual energy, he had never mentioned it or tried again.
Meng Jinhuai either saw the spiritual energy value with him that day, or it was detected through other channels without his knowledge.
These two possibilities …… no matter which one it was, it was scary ah!
Duan Hengye didn’t spend much time recalling this matter, but Meng Jinhuai still saw his hesitation and knew what he was thinking. But the Lord Marshal didn’t “give a straightforward answer” as Duan Hengye expected, instead, Meng Jinhuai crossed over it.
“With Ah Heng’s mental strength and mastery of basic theory, you can learn to pilot advanced mechas directly.” Meng Jinhuai started treating him like a talented young subordinate in the military department, he carefully analyzed Duan Hengye little by little, “In fact, mecha driving isn’t complicated, generally when people learn, they’d spend a lot of time in the theory aspect and also the final strategic layout, but if you only want to focus on the driving aspect, then the time spent is expected to be greatly reduced. ”
Duan Hengye knew that the “uncomplicated” Meng Jinhuai mentioned was certainly very different from the “uncomplicated” that people generally understood. But when the Lord Marshal began to combine his experience and his analysis on Duan Hengye, it didn’t take long for Duan Hengye to gradually become emotional.
“…… So after that, if Ah Heng wants to learn mecha driving carefully, you can ask Ye Pu to rearrange the schedule and I will teach you advanced mecha driving.” Finally, Meng Jinhuai ended his speech.
After hearing his words, Duan Hengye wanted to say yes immediately. But after his emotions calmed down a bit, what happened just now came back to him once again.
Duan Hengye pushed his acceptance down, he hesitated and asked Meng Jinhuai as politely as possible, “Do you …… know that my spiritual energy can really harness advanced mecha?”
“I know.” Meng Jinhuai looked straight into Duan Hengye’s eyes and said, “S-class spiritual energy.” The Lord Marshal directly answered correctly, and the little flame of hope left in Duan Hengye’s heart was mercilessly extinguished.
The atmosphere inside the mecha cockpit instantly froze.
But before Duan Hengye could think of how he should explain his concealment to Meng Jinhuai, he heard the Lord Marshal, “Sorry.”
Duan Hengye thought he was hearing things, why would Meng Jinhuai apologise to him? But before he could ask, Meng Jinhuai continued, “A while ago, I sent someone to spy on you.” His words were so unexpectedly frank that Duan Hengye didn’t know how to answer.
After all, “before that time” he was still an undercover spy, for Meng Jinhuai, as a military marshal, surveillance was a perfectly normal thing. And …… if he counted carefully, he had tampered with his mecha.
Duan Hengye subconsciously bit up his lip, his eyes were somewhat evasive. “Okay,” Meng Jinhuai redirected the topic, his fingers gently rubbed Duan Hengye’s shoulder: “It’s already late at night in the residential area, go back and rest.”
Duan Hengye finally remembered the time. And after understanding the meaning of not mentioning old matters hidden behind in his words, Duan Hengye’s heart couldn’t help but surge through a warm current.
Duan Hengye nodded, and then exited the mecha. By this time the hemisphere they were in reached afternoon, and the sunlight had become much gentler. After stepping down from the mecha, Meng Jinhuai naturally took Duan Hengye’s hand, then smiled and said to him, “All the mecha pilots’ licenses of the Ye Tian Empire has to go through a series of exams, and finally I will issue it.”
Hearing Meng Jinhuai mention “mecha pilot’s license” again, Duan Hengye’s nerves tensed up, and then he heard Meng Jinhuai continue, “But if Ah Heng learns with me, he won’t have to go through all that trouble.”
Meng Jinhuai’s tone when he spoke was half joking and half serious, hearing this, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but laugh a little, he actually joked as well, “Is this considered a military backdoor?”
Meng Jinhuai shook his head and said seriously, “This counts as a selfish interest.”
As said, Duan Hengye really started to learn mecha driving with Meng Jinhuai since that day. It didn’t take long for Duan Hengye to really feel that operating a higher level mecha was indeed much more difficult than an intermediate level mecha. Although because the schedules of him and Meng Jinhuai often clashed, Duan Hengye didn’t learn every day, he could spare half a day every now and then. But despite this, Duan Hengye’s body, which had been slightly better for a while, was still a bit depleted by mecha driving.
During the previous period of time, he had been busy deciphering documents, the ancient martial arts practice was stopped by Duan Hengye. But after he started learning how to drive mechas, practicing ancient martial arts every day was once again on the agenda. Duan Hengye’s life surprisingly also became quite regular.
However, for Duan Hengye, who was a mecha pilot, the biggest gain of this period of time should be his reacquaintance with the internal structure of a mecha.
Duan Hengye thought that if memorizing the mecha structure was considered a primary experience, then probing the structure with spiritual energy was considered an intermediate level. As for the advanced level – it was in the practical operation again and again, to gain a new understanding of the structure of the mecha system.
Although the advanced mecha Duan Hengye was studying was still different from the top mecha that he was about to design, the internal structure was very similar, so after all this time, Duan Hengye had gained a lot of new inspiration. Since he was no longer working overtime on research as he had been a while ago, his efficiency had unknowingly increased.
In the midst of the day-to-day work, Duan Hengye’s life also entered a peaceful period after he transmigrated into “Dumping Interstellar”. During this period of time both Duan Hengye’s life and the state of the entire interstellar remained in an unusually stable state.
The only unstable factor was – the important meeting between the Ye Tian Empire and the Li Sheng Alliance, which had been constantly postponed for various reasons.
A few months later, An Luo University celebrated its 400th anniversary. As the number one interstellar institution of higher learning, An Luo’s true history was certainly much longer than that. The number four hundred years was counted from the time it integrated the college and officially relocated to the Duguang Star.
Although interstellar humans had a much longer lifespan, four hundred years was still rare. Long before the school celebration began, the interstellar warmed up. In addition to the various documentary film series, the news of famous alumni returning to the Duguang Star one after another was also updated every day.
Of course, Duan Hengye also received an invitation to the school celebration event.
In fact, when sending invitations to Duan Hengye, the staff of An Luo was a bit apprehensive – although Duan Hengyi was a visiting professor of the school, and even a living sign of An Luo in recent times, he wasn’t a graduate here after all, and was busy with work visible to the naked eye. In such a context, they weren’t sure if Duan Hengye would come to this event.
But slightly surprisingly, not long after that invitation was sent out, Duan Hengye confirmed his participation. Even Duan Hengye’s confirmed stay was longer than what was written on the invitation – not only would Duan Hengye attend the main event, but he would even stay an extra day to watch the An Luo University school history show the next day.
If it was a few months ago, Duan Hengye would have also come to the celebration, but he probably wouldn’t have stayed an extra day. The reason why he made such a decision was because Duan Hengye thought of two people – his parents.
Unlike people like Duan Hengye, who was a “wild card”, Duan Hengye’s parents, like most of the Institute’s staff, both graduated from An Luo University. Duan Hengye saw on the arrangement list of the school’s activities, the school’s history show day, the retrospective list had his parents name on it, and many of the people who came to this event were also their former classmates.
In theory, almost all graduates of An Luo University’s mecha program would enter the Ye Tian Empire’s mecha research institute. But Duan Hengye’s parents lived in a special era, the Mecha Research Institute wasn’t as safe as it was now, and the upper echelons were almost always held by a bunch of “old veterans” sent by the royal family, the research environment wasn’t good.
So over the years, almost all of Duan Hengye’s parents’ classmates were no longer working in the front line of research. Most of them had entered mecha-related manufacturing institutions, and many others had remained in the major interstellar universities to become teachers.
Duan Hengye wanted to learn about his parents, so he deliberately told Ye Pu to adjust his schedule.
The day the school celebration officially began, An Luo University was already bustling with activity long before Duan Hengye arrived. And because he would arrive at the venue directly after coming, instead of going to his residence or classroom side to rest first like before. After receiving the notice, a medium-sized hovercraft was waiting at the starship docking pad early. In the mecha department, those students who had already gotten acquainted with Duan Hengye were also waiting there as volunteers.
When the previous attack hadn’t happened, Duan Hengye always encountered students squatting here every time he came to work in An Luo. Because they thought the school wouldn’t be too dangerous, the military and Duan Hengye, in order to keep a low profile and not to disturb the students, hadn’t prevented this behavior.
But after the attack was over, the security level around Duan Hengye was raised a lot, and by the way this behavior was also controlled.
This time when Duan Hengye got off the hovercraft and saw a bunch of people waiting there, it really took him by surprise. But Duan Hengye soon found that the dozen people waiting on this side of the docking pad were all familiar students from his class, and they were wearing the uniform volunteer clothing of An Luo University.
Close behind Duan Hengye, Ye Pu came forward and whispered: “These are the An Luo volunteers, they had already communicated with the military department before the event, and had a physical examination and security check.”
After hearing Ye Pu’s words, Duan Hengye nodded. And not far away, after seeing Duan Hengye walk off the starship, the students immediately got excited.
After all, having been in Duan Hengye’s class for such a long time, everyone knew Duan Hengye’s personality. The students knew that although Professor Duan looked very serious, he was also a very gentle person at heart and didn’t resent their “liveliness” like many professors.
Compared to the beginning of Duan Hengye’s visit to An Luo, the atmosphere in class had been more lively these days. Now it was non-class time, so when they saw Duan Hengye coming out of the starship, the students couldn’t help but get more excited.
After seeing their happy expressions, Duan Hengye’s mood also improved. He walked over to the students and then boarded the hovercraft to the event site under the leadership of the group of volunteers.
Today’s An Luo was more lively than ever, and the sky was much busier. Therefore, the speed of the hover car that Duan Hengye was riding on was slower than before, and at the same time the height was also much lower. From the height they were now at, the scene of various activities below their feet was clear as day. And seeing that Duan Hengye had been glancing down from the window, those students also began to spontaneously introduce to the activities of the day.
…… Before today, although Duan Hengye knew that his students were lively by nature, he didn’t expect them to have so many words.
He didn’t know who started it, after a person began to speak, the people on the hovercraft began to enthusiastically introduce the events to Duan Hengye . Even …… the assistant who had been following Duan Hengye wasn’t spared.
Ye Pu wasn’t as tolerant as Duan Hengye, after hearing the chatter around the introduction, Ye Pu finally put out his hand to make a “stop” gesture, and then helplessly said to them: “In fact, I’m also a graduate of An Luo, you don’t need to be so detailed. “
In order to take care of the mood of the students, Ye Pu didn’t show the “impatience” on his face. Therefore, after hearing his words, the students didn’t stop, but showed a look of “surprise”, and even their eyes lit up.
“I didn’t expect you to be our senior!”
After discovering that they had such a close relationship with the assistant who had been following Duan Hengye, the students became even more excited, and they even directly left Duan Hengye behind and started talking to Ye Pu.
Unlike the students who didn’t see Mr. Assistant’s emotions, Duan Hengye, who had been working with Ye Pu for a short time, could see that he was in a daze. However, after Ye Pu secretly sent a look to Duan Hengye for help, Professor Duan not only directly ignored this signal, but even had the leisure to join the team of students and began to ask the “assistant senior”.
……. Ye Pu finally realised he had looked at the wrong person.
To attend this school celebration in An Luo, Duan Hengye’s outfit was still as formal as before, but his style was much easier. Today, Duan Hengye wore a regular dark blue three-piece suit, and even wore a tie– this kind of serious accessory was rarely added to his shirt before. The blue of the suit was slightly light which was different from Duan Hengye’s usual style.
But today, it seemed that the color worked well, it neutralized the tie and the dullness of the three-piece suit. Because of the colour, Duan Hengye looked unusually gentle and smart.
The morning sunlight through the window hit Duan Hengye’s body, making the blue look even lighter.
After seeing Duan Hengye’s appearance, the original lively chatter suddenly quieted down. The students couldn’t help but glued their eyes on Duan Hengye, then subconsciously lowered their volume, as if they were afraid of disturbing Professor Duan – even though this person was chatting with them with Ye Pu a moment ago.
Noticing that everyone suddenly stopped talking, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but feel a little strange. He called out the name of a student standing next to him, and then the students who had become “statues” on the hovering device finally activated.
Especially the one whose name was called by Duan Hengye – he couldn’t help but stare at Duan Hengye, “Professor Duan …… did you just call me?”
After seeing the unbelievable expression on the other’s face, Duan Hengye felt a little apprehensive. Could it be that he just called the wrong name? It shouldn’t be so embarrassing, right?
“It’s ……” Duan Hengye hesitated for a moment, “I didn’t mispronounce your name, right?”
After seeing Duan Hengye’s expression, that student immediately realized that Professor Duan had gotten it wrong. He hurriedly shook his head, then said loudly to Duan Hengye, “No, no, of course not …… it’s just that I really didn’t expect that you, Professor Duan, would know what my name was.”
The circular classroom of the mecha major could sit thousands of people, although everyone rushed to the front row, to show their faces in front of Duan Hengye. But no one really thought about whether Duan Hengye would remember them through the class or not. And now, the unexpected joy came, Duan Hengye wasn’t only familiar with his face, he even remembered his name.
Seeing that the student was getting more and more excited, and even had the intention of crying out. Duan Hengye hurriedly said to him: “I am your teacher, remembering you is right.”
And after hearing Duan Hengye’s words, the rest of the people around were jealous. One of them suddenly asked, “Then, Professor Duan, do you remember me?”
After hearing the voice, Duan Hengye turned around to look at the person who spoke, and then he saw bright and shiny eyes.
“I remember.” Duan Hengye thought for a moment, then he directly called the other’s name, and instantly a cheer rang out within the hovercraft. Obviously before that, none of them thought that Duan Hengye would remember their names. From that student, other students also began to ask questions. Duan Hengye, who was in a good mood, was very cooperative as he began to patiently say their names one by one.
Every time Duan Hengye said someone’s name, a cheer would ring out. It didn’t take long for him to say the names of all the people inside the hovecraft. Seeing this, even Ye Pu couldn’t help but look at Duan Hengye as if he was a demon …… God, what kind of memory did this person have?
In fact, of course Duan Hengye couldn’t remember everyone’s name, but the volunteers were a more active group. So after more than a year down the road, relying on a good memory, Duan Hengye could certainly remember who they were.
At this time, seeing that they were almost there, the students felt reluctant. And after listening to Duan Hengye say everyone’s names, finally some students asked, “Professor Duan, how did you get our names right?”
Duan Hengye first thought for a moment, then he seriously answered, “I read all the questions you asked from the backstage system in class, and from the backstage, it’s possible to see the system bound IDs.”
Everyone knew that Duan Hengye would answer questions from time to time, but didn’t think he would really be patient enough to read them all. So someone couldn’t help but ask, “Is it really because of the questions?”
“Yes,” Duan Hengye nodded, then added, “Occasionally, I also read the communication forum.” He didn’t feel anything wrong when he said this, but the students all couldn’t help but stare.
Communication forum? They chatted about everything there …… Hearing Duan Hengye’s answer, everyone suddenly felt a cold wind blowing from behind.
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