Chapter 286 He Really Didn’t want to Hurt Their Feelings
The next morning, Yingying went to Nangong Jing and Qiuyue Hesha’s home by herself.
Even Merlin could warp jump to any s.p.a.ce, Yingying could do it too, and the distance she could reach was extremely far. She only took an instant to go over.
After Yingying left, Lu Ze and Lin Ling left the dorms to reach the s.p.a.ce station of planet Venus.
Their rendezvous point was at the s.p.a.ce station. From there, they would take the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p together to Ning Kang System, where the b.l.o.o.d.y Night pirates were found.
This time, the location of the attack was outside Ning Kang System. The plundered s.h.i.+p was intercepted before being able to activate the warp s.p.a.ce travel. All the people on board were killed.
This was completely unlike the b.l.o.o.d.y Night pirates. Being so c.o.c.ky outside a harmonious system was not their style.
Lu Ze and other people were very curious regarding this as well.
At the rendezvous point, Lu Ze and Lin Ling found the gray-haired pretty-looking senior schoolmate Margaret, as well as a black-haired youth and a golden-haired youth.
Seeing Lu Ze and Lin Ling, senior schoolmate Margaret waved. “Lu Ze, Lin Ling, here!” Lu Ze and Lin Ling quickly went over. Lu Ze said apologetically, “Senior schoolmate Margaret and the two senior schoolmates, sorry for making you guys wait.”
Senior schoolmate Margaret smiled. “It’s fine, it’s not time yet. We have just arrived too.”
The two youths studied Lu Ze and Lin Ling. Then, the black-haired youth smiled. “Junior schoolmate Lu Ze and Lin Ling, I’m Li Qingyun, a fourth-year student of Federal University.”
“h.e.l.lo, senior schoolmate Li Qingyun,” Lu Ze and Lin Ling greeted. The golden-haired youth on the side also grinned. “I’m Eldon, the number one among the fourth-year students in the Emperor Capital Academy.”
“h.e.l.lo, senior Eldon.”
At this moment, Margaret looked curiously at Lu Ze and Lin Ling and asked, “I heard you guys stayed for a month in the dao enlightenment room. Is that true?”
The other two also looked over curiously.
Lu Ze and Lin Ling glanced at each other helplessly.
Was everyone aware of it now?
Lu Ze nodded. “Yes.”
Lu Ze’s affirmation made the three, who were curious, shocked.
The shocking truth was a bit hard to accept.
Even if they used all the academic credits they got within four years, they might not be able to get such a reward. How did these two get it?
Eldon glared at Lu Ze. “I heard teacher Qiuyue and Nangong were with you guys?”
Lin Ling nodded.
The three glanced at each other and stopped asking
There was no point in asking since this reward was clearly confidential.
Li Qingyun smiled. “Junior schoolmate Lu Ze and Lin Ling, do you guys know the content of the mission this time?”
Lu Ze nodded. “Yes. Kill the aperture opening state members of the pirates and capture all the remaining ones.”
Margaret said, “Mhm, they have 11 aperture opening states. The strongest has only 360 apertures. For us, we just need to be careful. However, the b.l.o.o.d.y Night pirates are usually very cautious. They actually chose to strike this time. I don’t know what would happen. You guys need to be careful.”
Eldon patted his head as if he recalled something. “I forgot. You two did very well at the entrance test. You probably wouldn’t behave like those new students. You can be considered combat forces.”
Lu Ze didn’t expect this senior to be a good person. He wanted to look after them, thinking that they didn’t have enough experience.
Lu Ze smiled. “Thank you senior Eldon, we will be careful.”
Eldon smiled at his response. “Oh, I forgot something again. What are your current combat powers? We’ll make the arrangements. Both of you had one month in the dao enlightenment room, so your combat power should be around 200 apertures,
They were quite envious. They only had that power right around the end of their second year.
But Lu Ze and Lin Ling just started school and had this terrifying power already.
Lu Ze became dumbfounded. He then glanced at Lin Ling.
Even Lin Ling’s power was beyond 300 apertures without using combat armor.
Should they reveal this?
If not, then wouldn’t it be troublesome if they made the wrong arrangements?
But if they said it, these senior schoolmates wouldn’t feel so good.
He really didn’t want to hurt their feelings.
The atmosphere fell silent.
The three glanced at the two in confusion. Then, Margaret said, “What? It’s not around 200 apertures? That’s fine. You’re new students after all. You are already so much stronger compared to us at the time.” Lu Ze: “…”
Lin Ling: “…”
Senior schoolmate Margaret was a good person too, but this kind of gentle treatment was a bit hurtful.
Lu Ze eventually decided to say it.
He scratched his head. “It’s actually slightly higher than 200 apertures.”
Their eyes narrowed thinking, ‘It was indeed beyond 200 apertures!’
With the cultivation effects of the dao enlightenment room, it would be strange if they didn’t have a combat power of 200 apertures.
After all, they already had around 100 apertures combat power.
Lu Ze continued. “It’s around 300 apertures.”
The faces of the three seniors stiffened.
Moments later, Eldon’s eyes widened. “Are you saying your power is around 300 apertures??”
Wasn’t this too fake? Did they use hacks?
Lu Ze nodded. “Around that.”
He had tried to say less this time.
Even Lin Ling’s power was beyond 300 apertures. His power, on the other hand, was over 500 and that was without wearing combat armor.
Margaret looked at the two in disbelief.
She knew them from the 25th planet. How long has it been? How come their progress was this huge?
She had earned quite a lot lately, and her combat power only just surpa.s.sed 400 apertures. The other two were around 380.
These two were only in their first year at the university and were almost catching up to them. Wasn’t this too absurd?
Eldon and Li Qingyun didn’t know what to say.
Moments later, Eldon asked once more, “Junior Lu Ze, you guys really have 300 apertures?”
He still couldn’t believe it. He cultivated for four years, and yet, he could only have the same power as this junior.
He began to doubt life.
Did this guy secretly receive tutoring from teacher Nangong?
Lu Ze nodded. “Mhm, pretty much.”
The three took a deep breath to calm down. Subsequently, Li Qingyun smiled. “I was thinking of letting you two take care of the weaker enemies. But now, it seems you guys can pretty much clean up all the pirates other than the captain.” Eldon added, “We were worried about unexpected occurrences for this mission, but now that we have no weak links, we can deal with it calmly.”
Margaret said, “Alright. Since we got to know each other, I’ll go and rent the flying s.h.i.+p. Let’s head off now.”
“Rent the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p?” Lu Ze and Lin Ling were confused at her words.
They thought they were going to take the flying s.h.i.+p to Ning Kang system to meet up with the defense force. Afterward, they would have the force drive them there.
Margaret explained, “Piloting s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p is a compulsory subject in 1st year. You guys will learn it too. Usually, you have to rent s.p.a.ces.h.i.+ps to do missions. After all, some mission locations don’t have direct flight routes.”
Lu Ze realized it now. The flights used by civilians can’t send them to dangerous places. It’s more convenient for them to rent their own s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p.
But hearing there was a s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p piloting cla.s.s, Lu Ze became excited.
Driving a s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p, this was every man’s dream!
Then, Margaret went to rent one. They were guided to the s.p.a.ces.h.i.+p by the worker.
Lu Ze looked at this s.h.i.+p. It was about the same size as Nangong Jing’s golden swirl. It was completely black and had sharp ridges. It looked much less valuable than Golden Swirl.
After all, Golden Swirl was a young duke’s private s.h.i.+p. The materials and technology involved in constructing it wasn’t something that could compare to the one they would use at this moment.
But like Golden Swirl, this s.h.i.+p also had an autopilot function and a spirit cannon-like weapons.
Unless it was a special circ.u.mstance, the autopilot function would be enough.
That alcoholic always used autopilot and drank on the couch.
There was a living room, as well as five small rooms. This was why senior schoolmate Margaret chose this.
The internal decorations were very simplistic.The s.h.i.+p started, and they left planet Venus. Margaret said, “It takes three days to arrive at the destination. We’ll cultivate during this time.”
Eldon sighed. “Too bad there’s no virtual reality pod. Otherwise, I want to spar with junior Lu Ze.”
Li Qingyun nodded with his statement. “I had the same idea.”
Margaret smiled at Lu Ze. “Junior schoolmate had been improving too fast. Senior schoolmate wants to beat you once. Otherwise, I won’t have an opportunity in the future.”
Lu Ze: “…”
He rolled his eyes. They were trying to bully him while he was weak.
But if there really were virtual reality pods, they would be the ones bullied instead.
However, Lu Ze choose not to say these words. It was best not to hurt their feelings further.