Translator: Rin Editor: Mars Proofreader: Ume
Seeing that the python had already started to eat its food, Lu Heng was about to call Black Eagle out. Just when he said the word “Black”, Jiang Li suddenly said: “Kate, you go. The others stay put and watch the battle.”
Lu Heng: “??”
“Okay.” Kate nodded, released his dark blue mecha, entered the cockpit and raised his knife to attack the python.
Lu Heng, who had been robbed of the act, looked confused, wondering if he had gone too far the previous night and if Instructor was angry.
Kate operated the mecha to avoid the venom sprayed out by the python. With a neat backflip, the gun hole in the arm opened and fired two small particle cannons at the python.
Although the python was huge in size, its movements were very flexible. With a swing of its body, it avoided the attack of the particle cannon. Its huge tail slammed fiercely at Kate. Kate narrowly escaped and the tail hit the ground, kicking up a large cloud of yellow dust.
While they were fighting, Joel watched the battle and analyzed the attacks, the strengths and weaknesses of the python with the others, as well as Kate’s shortcomings in combat.
It took Kate a little effort to get rid of the python, and when he got off the mecha, Teck touched his chin and said, “Zaric, it took you too long! I almost wanted to help you if you were to drag it out any longer.”
During this period of training with Jiang Li, Kate was not as short-tempered as before. Hearing this, he just sneered: “It’s a pity that you didn’t have the chance.”
Teck spread out his hands: “It’s really a pity.”
After defeating the python, everyone continued to move forward. Lu Heng deliberately slowed down a few steps and reached out to pull Jiang Li who was also walking at the back. The two gradually fell behind the others by about two or three meters.
“Instructor, are you still angry?” Lu Heng asked in a low voice. Although the two had confirmed their relationship for a while, except for Joel and Qiao Yu, no one else in the school knew about it. So, he still called Jiang Li “Instructor” outside.
“Angry about what?” Jiang Li asked.
“About what happened last night…” Lu Heng touched his nose with his hand and peeked at Jiang Li from the corner of his eye, which happened to meet Jiang Li’s gaze.
What happened last night was self-evident to the two of them.
Ever since he made love for the first time, Lu Heng had no taboos and was diligent and studious. He made an effort to learn a lot of messy poses on Starnet. He thought of doing it with Jiang Li every day after coming back from training, unlocking new positions.
The previous night, he coaxed Jiang Li to try a very difficult pose. Although the pleasure of both parties doubled, the pose was so weird that it almost broke Jiang Li’s waist. In the end, he was kicked out of the room by Jiang Li. He then went to the guest room and slept with Black Eagle all night.
Hearing him mention the previous night, Jiang Li’s face darkened, and he glared at him from the corner of his eye as a warning.
Lu Heng quickly promised: “I will never mess around again, don’t be angry.”
Jiang Li treated his promise as something that went into his left ear and out the right one as he had reached the point of not taking his words seriously. Anyway, after taking off his pants in bed, this bastard would probably forget what he said.
The group of them arrived at the camping place, and when they pitched their tents, Lu Heng specially chose to be next to Jiang Li’s tent so that he could climb into his bed at night.
Seeing this, Qiao Yu clicked his tongue and sighed: “Heng ge is no longer our Heng ge.”
Luo Qi and Ling Ao nodded in agreement, and Kate, who was setting up a tent next to him, overheard. He raised his head from the tent and asked, confused, “What do you mean?”
Qiao Yu shook his head, and said mysteriously: “It can only be understood but cannot be expressed in words.”
“…Crazy.” Kate glanced at him, continued to pitch his own tent, and went to help Pasiya after pitching.
After setting up the camp, everyone went to actual combat training on their own and came back to gather at noon for one-on-one mecha battles in the afternoon.
Although the creatures in Area E were only one level higher than those in Area F, there was a big gap in strength, and most of the creatures in Area E were brutal by nature, which was just right for training.
After a morning of training, everyone came back at assembly time, and after lunch, they started one-on-one training.
There were a total of six people who wanted to participate in the competition, ranked according to their strength: Lu Heng, Kate, Qiao Yu, Luo Qi, Teck, and Ling Ao. The six were divided into three groups, including Lu Heng vs. Kate, Luo Qi vs. Ling Ao, and Qiao Yu vs. Teck.
In order for Lu Heng to adapt to the level gap, Black Eagle’s level had been reduced from 4S to 2S, and Kate’s mecha was also Level 2S. During this period of time, the two’s spontaneous response, operational skills, and combat strategies had all improved a lot. At that moment, the two mechas, one black and one blue, were fighting fiercely in an open field, and every collision created dazzling sparks.
At the end of each battle, Jiang Li would analyze the problems that existed in their battles, whether it was in terms of speed or operational skills, he went straight to the point and even went into the field to teach them in person.
After training non-stop all day, everyone was a little tired in the evening.
The six mechas stood in the open space, and everyone sat on the legs of the mechas, resting while discussing the day’s battles. They didn’t return to the camp until Jiang Li announced their dismissal.
At night, everyone took turns standing watch. After Lu Heng finished his turn, he got into Jiang Li’s tent, lifted his blanket and lay in it.
No one except him had the guts to get under Jiang Li’s blanket, so Jiang Li was not surprised and moved his body to make room for him.
Lu Heng lay on his side next to him, put his arms around his waist, leaned over and kissed the back of his neck, and said good night softly.
Early the next morning, without Joel blowing the whistle, everyone consciously got up and assembled earlier than usually done at school, obviously not wanting to even waste a little training time.
Jiang Li was very satisfied with this, and after breakfast, he started training again.
The three-day battle in the field was soon over, but everyone still wished to continue. As the group left, they happened to meet Heda and the others.
Heda was with the instructor from Area A, and the other party was the original host’s former classmate in the military academy. After saying hello to Lu Heng, he took the initiative to greet Jiang Li.
Heda obviously also came for special training. When he saw Jiang Li and his group, he remembered the embarrassing experience from the last time. He looked a little pale and said to Kate in a strange tone: “Zaric, I heard that you also signed up for the mecha competition. What, do you think the beating last time was not enough?”
Pasiya was afraid that Kate would be provoked by him again, so he stretched out his hand and pulled Kate’s clothes, but Kate was very calm, shrugged and said, “Who knows who’s gonna be the one beaten, idiot.”
The relationship between the two had always been at odds. If it was in the past, Heda would definitely have taken action. However, with Jiang Li and others present, not only would he not be able to take advantage of it, but he would also suffer a loss. He could only sneer and say “We’ll see”, and walked away.
As Kate looked at his back, his eyes darkened, the corners of his lips were drawn coolly, and he thought to himself, ‘Then let’s wait and see’.
After returning from the Penglai Forest, Jiang Li continued to increase the intensity of his training regimen and train them to death every day. However, while working hard, their strength was also growing day by day.
Before they knew it, the day of preliminary for the Freshman Mecha Contest was ushered in.
One day before the competition, Lu Heng locked the door and was in the room with Jiang Li. In the whole house, no matter whether it was mecha or cat, everyone knew about what they were doing. Black Eagle and Silver Sparrow were put in a box in the guest room.
Black Eagle was very happy to be in the same private space with his dream lover, and tried to make his voice a bit reserved: “Little Silver Sparrow, if I win the game, can you give me a reward?”
Silver Sparrow asked: “What reward?”
Black Eagle coughed, and said in a more obscure way: “It’s …a relatively intimate interaction.”
Silver Sparrow: “Sure, I will defeat you myself.”
Black Eagle cried without tears: “…”
Not that interaction, baby! Who wants to fight with you!!!