The Beta Lieutenant Colonel who died for his country (1)
Translated by: Niladri
Lu Heng, male, died at the age of 21. Before his death, he was a graduate of a key university, and now he is a civil servant in the Department of Purifying souls in the underworld.
The office of Department of purifying souls had an integrated style , a pure white room with a desk in the center. It is said that facilitating the soul to enter the reincarnation cycle pure and chaste is the motto of this Department of purifying souls.
However, this piece of spacious white land made Lu Heng, a newcomer, extremely nervous. After sitting on his desk, he kneaded the small round mission assistant on the table for the 99th time.
“You can do it easily.” The task assistant felt exasperated by his harassment.
“I think so too. This is my first job, my first client, I need a perfect start. How come nobody has come?” Lu Heng is a very motivated person, but also a little perfectionist. On the day of the car accident, it was his first day of work, full of ambitions, and the result was he died leaving his lofty ideals unfulfilled. Naturally, this enthusiasm for work has continued to the present.
The task assistant took out two small claws like feathered animals and took [LH’s] two palms with a sense of powerlessness. Lu Heng really is the most dedicated newcomer he has ever seen. It has boundless prospects following such a master. Of course, if he didn’t always rub him when worried, it would have been better.
“You are a newcomer of the F level, You have no right to choose a client. You can only wait for the task to be assigned to you by the people above. Wait patiently.”
One person, one system, spoke no words, gossiped about nothing. Suddenly, the little assistant stood up and turned from a Ge Youqi Mao ball [T/N: Globe-like? P] to a professional LCD computer: “The first mission is coming.”
A dark-haired, dark-eyed man pushed the door open and walked in. His steps were firm, he sat down with an erect spine, and he seemed to be a very self-disciplined person: “Good day, sir. My name is Reiner Hart.”
Reiner Hart, a 56-year-old male beta, came from a plane with six genders. The average lifespan in this world is more than two hundred years old, and Reiner, who is in his fifties, is still in adolescence.
Reiner was born in a prominent household. His father is the speaker of the House of Lords, and the mother is an omega from an art-background family. And Hart is also one of the most prominent surnames of the Human Alliance. Although Reiner is only a beta, he is an unprecedented beta, with a 3S rank spirit and a 3S rank physique. Therefore, Reiner became the freak of this family – the only person in the Hart family to join the army. [T/N: 3S>2S>S>A>B>C….]
After ignoring his family’s opposition to the Imperial First Military Academy, the dazzling Reiner and the son of Admiral Reese of the Second Legion, Xiu Yi Te were known as twin stars. The two were really young, and they were both rivals and good friends in the military academy. After graduation, they entered the Second Legion together and achieved outstanding results. Later, with the creation of a special operations force by Xiu Yi Te outside the independent legions, Reiner became his deputy.
Young and eager to work hard together with his best friends, and then achieve ideals, make contributions, and become famous. According to common sense, Reiner’s life, as if favored by God, should be developed in this way.
However, each plane has a child of destiny to whom the world is biased, one of which is Xiu Yi Te, the other one is not Reiner. In the novel, such a character is called the protagonist, and Reiner seems to be like a cannon fodder role supporting such a character.
Another child of destiny is an omega. According to the law of the Empire, omegas are not permitted to go to the front line. Even if they join the army, they can only be used as logisticians. This is not gender discrimination, but is determined by the nature of alpha and omega. After all, the alpha’s inborn physical superiority decided that they should be in the front lines, especially among the mech fighters who have played an enormous role in determining the outcome of war- 80% of them are alpha. The pheromone secreted by Omega during estrus is the Achilles heel of such a steel division.
The omega, named Carlo, came from a remote border star. His father was a soldier who died in a battle against the Zergs. Since then joining the army to fight the Zergs was his dream. [T/N: Zerg= Alien Insect race]
To this end, he did not hesitate to get the drugs that could temporarily transform his physique into a beta from the black market, and then got admitted to the first military school. After graduating with excellent results, he entered the wind and thunder [special operations force].
However, during a mission, Carlo unexpectedly went into estrus, getting discovered by Xiu Yi Te and Reiner. Between this pair of friends, there was a fierce quarrel about how to deal with Carlo.
Xiu Yi Te loves Carlo’s talent and believes in his assurances, insisting on hiding his identity and keeping him in the wind and thunder. Reiner is not willing to keep such a □□ in the team and asks Carlo to apply for retirement. Otherwise, he will report his identity to the military. [T/N: □□ was in the raws]
After several fruitless quarrels, Reiner reported Carlo’s identity and the law enforcement team took him away. The greatly disappointed Xiu Yi Te accidentally was trapped in the zerg territory while carrying out a mission related to the fate of the Human Alliance.
Knowing the news, Carlo escaped from the control of the law enforcement team and went to the Zerg territory to find Xiu Yi Te. After a few adventures, the two killed the Zerg Queen and became the hero of all mankind. After that, the two men fought side by side, annihilating the entire Zerg, and eventually became the marshals, and their love became a good story.
Reiner, however, was buried in the Xinghai with the wind and thunder , blamed for the matter of Xiu Yi Te’s disappearance. What was left of him on the Starnet record, only the superficial words: “If it wasn’t for Lieutenant Colonel Reiner Hart, who insisted on packing off Marshal Carlo, the mission of Marshal Xiu Yi Te would not fail, and the wind and thunder would also not fail and suffer from the catastrophe…”
“From a young age, my life was about fighting for being a qualified soldier. All my efforts were to guard the human alliance. I am not willing, I died in vain.” Reiner looks normal, only the clenched fist slightly revealed his emotions.
“Your request I have received. No. 666 from the underworld’s ‘Department of purifying Souls’- Lu Heng, at your service. Now reconfirm, your request is that your death will make a great contribution to the human alliance, right?”
“Well,” Reiner said, and added, “If you can, I hope to eliminate some of Xiu Yi Te’s misunderstandings.”
After sending away Liner, Lu Heng asked: “Reiner will see the whole process of my task? If he sees it, I will feel very nervous and will affect the performance.”
“No, the task commissioner can only see the final result. But there must be two points to remember: first, you must die at the time you should die. Second, Reiner’s character is serious and rigid, and it is a fixed principle. The person must not do things that do not conform to his character.” The little assistant floated up from the table and stopped at 10 cm in front of Lu Heng’s eyes. “Once you make a violation of the above two principles, you will be eliminated from that plane immediately. Leaving the plane will not only be a mission failure but also it would deduct wages!”
“In fact, I always thought when I was on the job training. According to the butterfly effect theory, changing a person’s death method will cause a series of chain reactions. Is this not much worse than OOC?”
“From the moment you enter that plane, it would have become a parallel plane. As for the OOC problem, this is professional ethics, simply because the commissioner mustn’t see a sloppy act.” The little assistant patiently explained to the newcomer and resolved his doubts.
Lu Heng still had some questions that he didn’t understand: “Parallel planes, that has nothing to do with the original world. Is this OK?”
“Forget this stuff, you just need to do your job, no need to think so deeply.” The tone of the little assistant sounded a bit contradictory.
“I know, it’s just like reading a novel that has an unsatisfactory ending. At this time, if one can find an ending that suits his desires, the mood would be much happier .” Lu Heng suddenly realized.
“You can understand this as well…”
Lu Heng opened his eyes, and caught sight of the cold metal ceiling. According to the information in my mind, the ceiling could be adjusted to various sceneries according to personal preferences. For example, the starry sky, the blue sky and white clouds, and for special preferences, could be adjusted into lightning and thunder. However, the owner of this room did not make any changes.
The mattress underneath was not soft at all, and it might be very uncomfortable to sleep in, but this special mattress could stimulate every muscle very well. Simply put, it was a mattress that lets you exercise in your sleep.
The room in front of me is extremely simple, a bed, a table, a chair, a closet, the only special thing is probably the door with the gravity training room logo. Lu Heng turned over and went out into the bathroom to prepare for washing.
The young man who appeared in the mirror surprised him. His long eyebrows and his eyes were slightly raised up. He felt a little stunned. His eyes were like a clear lake. This was Lu Heng’s own face. But it was different, the skin of wheat color, the glabella had lines due to frowning often, the chin with a sharper line, and the look of Lieutenant Colonel Rainer.
[Little assistant, what is the situation? 】 Lu Heng was scared to death, and quickly called the task assistant in his mind.
[I don’t know, there is nothing in the database…] The little assistant’s face reflected its ignorance.
[This is the company’s fault. Getting repatriated due to OOC- I don’t want it. This is the first task of my first job…] Lu Heng wanted to cry but had no tears.
[Don’t worry, since you hasn’t been repatriated yet, it should have no effect. We have to work with this for now, I will check it out after I return to the headquarters. 】
Hearing this, Lu Heng sighed. He adjusted his expression in the mirror and one had to say that Lu Heng was very talented. Soon, the gentle appearance disappeared, and in the mirror was the serious and mechanical Lieutenant Colonel Rainer.
Reiner was a very self-disciplined person. In addition to the task, there is a strict schedule for daily work and rest. After getting up in the morning, there had to be a two-hour long physical training that without any rest. Lu Heng, who has taken over the role, also used two hours of combat training as the beginning of the day.
[DIRECT MTL] The author has something to say: The guarantee day is more than three thousand, the author has a manuscript, and the little angels are assured of jumping [/DIRECT MTL]
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