Chapter 5


The Beta Lieutenant Colonel who died for his country (5)


Translated by: Niladri


“Who?” A hoarse voice came from inside the door, and it was obviously electronically modified.


“Hello, this is service staff No. 116. I have come for the final verification of your goods before the auction.”


A moment later, an aquiline nosed man with a wrinkly face opened the door, and after a nervous look at Lu Heng, he found that no one else was beside him and let him in.


“Wasn’t it already verified when I entered the market? Why again?”


“Your excellency, this is also to ensure the safety of the cargo, please excuse us.” Lu Heng closed the door and immediately hit the back of Ereden’s neck.


The long-term fugitive status made Ereden’s vigilance very high, and his response was nothing but quick. In the crucial moment, Ereden rolled down to the ground and escaped this sudden blow.


However, Lu Heng changed his moves even faster. He straightened his legs and his toes kicked in the back of Ereden with a proper force, enough to knock him unconscious. After putting Ereden into the rear compartment, Lu Heng pressed the communication button: “Mission accomplished, please coordinate with me to withdraw.”


Under the cooperation of Xiu Yi Te, Lu Heng smoothly withdrew from the auction house, and the two men retreated towards the starport, leaving behind the auction house troops.


“Little Nana, your actions were too fast, I had just warmed up. The driver who drove the red mech seemed to be a very famous bounty hunter. I merely exchanged a few moves with him and haven’t enjoyed it quite yet.” Xiu Yi Te’s carefree voice came from the communication channel.


“Carlo, I’ll arrive at Starport about five minutes later with the commander. Please prepare for departure.” Knowing in his mind that Xiu Yi Te always liked to ease the tension in this way, Lu Heng did not pay attention to him and contacted Carlo through the communication channel directly.


Carlo’s situation was not very good. When Lu Heng’s voice came from the communication channel, he didn’t even hear what he said. An hour ago, Carlo did not follow Lu Heng’s order to wait on the shuttle. Xiu Yi Te was alone in the center of the auction responsible for attracting most of the defensive forces, which made him somewhat worried.


He searched for relevant information on the star network. The guards at the central auction house are not simple characters. It is said that the guard captain is still a famous bounty hunter. Out of concern for the safety of Xiu Yi Te, shortly after they left, Carlo sneaked in to the central auction house.


Carlo wanted to see the situation of Xiu Yi Te with his own eyes. If he (XYT) was fine, then he will return to the shuttle to stand by; if he was in danger, he would help. With such a feeling, Carlo, who had courageously embarked on the journey, fell in danger before he reached the central auction house. After getting rid of a few chasing Alphas and returning to the shuttle, he felt that something was wrong.


At the beginning, Carlo just felt that his cheeks were a little hot. Maybe it was because I am too nervous, he thought. Over time, his face was getting hotter and hotter, and he even felt a little dizzy.


“Carlo?”


Carlo heard the voice of Lu Heng coming again. The voice seemed to be floating in the air, like willow leaves, ethereal and intangible. He felt like he was being roasted on fire, and he was drunk, his hands and feet were soft, and he had no strength.


What’s wrong with me? Carol thought about it. It’s so uncomfortable, Xiu Yi Te where are you, I am dying. Save me, hurry…


“Carlo, is there any problem in your side?” The voice of Xiu Yi Te, like a glass of water in the desert, percolated into his brain and made him a bit sober.


Can’t let Xiu Yi Te down, can’t let adjutant Reiner look down upon me. Carlo patted his cheeks hard and pressed down the communication button and said, “No! Everything is fine. I will send you the location of the shuttle.”


Xiu Yi Te and Lu Heng, who got rid of the chase, quickly came to the starport and found the shuttle according to the coordinates provided by Carlo.


At the moment when the shuttle drove away from starport, the tight nerves of the two men finally relaxed slightly.


“The place Nabia is really good. There is such a master in an auction house.” Xiu Yi Te said while driving smoothly. “It’s a pity that time is not enough, otherwise I really want to play with him.”


Xiu Yi Te was a battle-crazy person, and a strong master will always make his blood boil. When he was at the military academy, his favorite thing to do was to challenge the famous masters in the school. By the time of graduation, in the entire first military school, only Reiner could be evenly matched with him.


“We are here to perform the task.” Lu Heng answered with a glance.


“Whenever it is, you always need to have some fun, or else how boring would life be. How can you not understand this?” Xiu Yi Te shrugged.


Having said that, Lu Heng suddenly remembered something that happened in the original world line. After returning to the Starship following completion of the mission, the battle-crazy Xiu Yi Te who was provoked by the bounty hunter had still not calmed down. Later, he quietly sneaked back to Nabia and found the bounty hunter to fight. This was not a big deal. The problem was that Carlo has followed. After returning, Xiu Yi Te’s opinion of Carlo was even more repugnant than Reiner’s who insisted on sending Carlo away. Sometime later, a fierce conflict between the two was inevitable.


Lu Heng thought about it and asked the little assistant to confirm one thing.


[If I change the incidents that took place, then, the sons of fate, will it affect their relationship status? 】


[You can rest assured. The relationship status between the sons of fate is one of the key objects to be monitored by the matchmaker department. Even if you change the incident, there will be other incidents. In short, the relationship status between the sons of fate will not be shaken, as it is one of the fundamental characteristics of a plane. 】


Hearing until here, Lu Heng felt relieved. If his actions accidentally altered their relationship status, and thereby caused a turbulent plane, his annual assessment score was estimated to be deducted to a negative number. If it was too bad, he will be fired and kicked back to the cycle of reincarnation.


“After we return, join me for training, don’t do extra things.” Lu Heng said. The original Lord Reiner had not practiced with Xiu Yi Te for a long time. As the only one who can compete with Xiu Yi Te, Xiu Yi Te could be said to be very eager to practice with Rainer.


Sure enough, Xiu Yi Te’s eyes brightened: “You have said it now, cannot renege on this promise!”


Lu Heng looked at Xiu Yi Te’s appearance which was like a blooming flower. He frowned and turned his face. He didn’t want to look at his stupid face.


While they were talking, the shuttle entered the transition channel, and it would be able to get rid of the chase and complete the task, but things would not be so smooth, an accident occurred.


“Number 2 is ready, and number 3 make preparations for quantum jump.” Lu Heng waited for a moment, and Carlo at Number 3 did not send any voice. “Number 3 prepare for quantum jump! Number 3?”


Lu Heng looked back and found that Carlo’s cheeks were flushed and he was unconscious on the dashboard.


“There is a problem with Number 3, it is impossible to jump, and an emergency landing is required.”


“Damn, people in the city from the central auction market are looking for us.” Xiu Yi Te clenched his teeth. “We can only land near 54 ° N, 112 ° E, there is an abandoned city, there should be usable Electromagnetic storm shelter.”


“There is still two hours until the next electromagnetic storm.” Lu Heng took Carlo to the side and lay down, and began to cooperate with the repairing shuttle to find the abandoned city.


This time, the goddess of fate finally smiled on them. Before the outbreak of the electromagnetic storm, Lu Heng and his three men joined the prisoner of the rear compartment and arrived at the shelter. The sky outside was completely dark, the wind was raging, the air was full of noisy white noise, and the electronic equipment and the hot weapons were all invalid. [T/N: hot weapons= fire/electricity based weapons]


Xiu Yi Te sat in front of the campfire and looked at the beautiful profile of Lu Heng’s face under the fire. Somehow, he suddenly recalled some past events. When they graduated from the military exercise, on the TRX star, he and Lu Heng were also trapped in a shelter by electromagnetic storms. At that time, Lu Heng was not so restricted and detached. Lu Heng even secretly hid a bottle of good wine in the storage space, and the two of them drank until dawn.


Lu Heng felt Xiuyite’s gaze, looking at him from the side, he was not smiling, but his expression was unusually soft, and it seemed to remind him of this past.


Looking at Lu Heng’s lukewarm expression, Xiuyite suddenly burst into an impulse: “Reiner, I always wanted to talk to you…”


Lu Heng’s heart was moved. In fact, Lu Heng has been very confused about Reiner and Xiuyite’s breaking off in the original world line. The relationship between them was very deep, the feelings between them were very deep, there was affection between childhood friends, of classmates who have studied together, and the comrades who risked lives for one anyone. … to fall out just for a Carlo was a bit unreasonable. After all, during this period of time, Lu Heng discovered that Xiu Yi Te was not the kind of person who sees and forgets friends, or unable to differentiate right and wrong.


Perhaps now, if one hears what Xiuyite has to say, one can obtain clues. Thinking of this, Lu Heng’s look became softer and he nodded to Xiuyite.


“Reiner, have you discovered that you are getting worse and worse, unlike you. After we set up the wind thunder, I feel that you were slowly becoming a different person, you started to alienate me. When you meet me, all you say is, Lord commander, this does not meet the military regulations, Lord commander, this requires the approval of the military, and so on.”


Seeing the thoughtful look of Lu Heng’s face, Xiu Yi Te was encouraged, and the doubts that had been entangled in his heart for a long time also burst out: “You even went to flatter those people of the politics department in Military Headquarters who hold offices without doing any work. What is the purpose of our wind and thunder division that we formed, have you forgotten? Reiner!”


“In order to let every soldier who has blood in his heart, fulfill the aspiration of a pure land….”Lu Heng murmured.


“Reiner, there are a lot of people who say that you are doing this for your own future. In order to enter the top of the military, they say that you simply used the wind and thunder as a springboard.” When he got excited, Xiuyite suddenly stood up. “I don’t believe, I don’t believe you are such a person.”


“I still clearly remember every scene we used to get along with, the shy and lovely you in childhood, the heroic spirit in your youth, one who fought with me shoulder to shoulder since adulthood…”


Xiu Yi Te went to Lu Heng and kneeled down. He gently put his hand on his shoulder: “Reiner, we are companions, and we are also friends. So, what kind of difficulties do you have, can you tell me now?”


It turned out that the original breaking off was not just because of Carlo. The wrath and shock of Xiuyite was, to a greater extent, the pain and disappointment about the changes in his friend, and the reluctance to go against his best friend. This opportunity to eliminate misunderstandings is greatly beneficial to the completion of the task.


“Xiuyite…” Lu Heng spoke, but suddenly heard a strange voice coming from behind, somewhat like pain, and yet mixed with other things.


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T/N: My eyes need rest… College opens on 13th. Expect slower releases ?


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