The sumptuous four dishes and one soup were quickly devoured, and Alpha 01 dashed over to clear the dinner trays.
Around 9 o’clock, the two of them put on their sensory equipment and logged in, arriving at Gu Yuanzhao’s exclusive high-end VIP room.
Gu Yuanzhao pressed the spatial button on his chest and a silver-white mecha immediately appeared in front of Bai Jing.
Standing at a towering twenty meters high, every inch of the mecha’s design exuded the utmost fluidity, gleaming with a metallic luster under the illumination of the lights, making it a masterpiece of perfection.
Countless battle scars marred the surface of this mecha, and even after being restored to its original state, one could still feel the overwhelming aura of brutality and coldness that could only come from true combat experience.
The cockpit opened slowly and Gu Yuanzhao extended his hand toward Bai Jing, but to his surprise, the teenager shook his head gently and pressed the spatial button on his chest.
A deep blue mecha appeared next to the silver one, shining as if refracted by the light.
Although it didn’t match the height and perfection of the silver mecha, it still didn’t pale in comparison.
Gu Yuanzhao was somewhat surprised, “Ah Jing, what’s this about?”
He distinctly remembered that the teenager’s genetic level was level C, which made it challenging to pilot a mecha for an extended period.
Could it be because of mental power?
Bai Jing’s eyes as he looked at him were unusually bright, carrying an intense passion. “Gu Yuanzhao, can we have a mecha battle?”
It was as if countless stars had fallen into those beautiful teal colored eyes, leaving Gu Yuanzhao momentarily lost in thought before he replied, “Of course.”
Bai Jing’s eyes curved in an attractive arc. “Thank you.” Then after saying this he added, “Don’t go easy on me.”
Gu Yuanzhao chuckled, “I won’t. I’ll set Silver Light’s attributes to match a Level three mecha. That way, it’ll be fair.”
As a mecha warrior, he took every battle seriously, something which was also a sign of respect to his opponents.
As the teenager turned to enter the cockpit, Gu Yuanzhao’s magnetic voice sounded from behind him. “Ah Jing.”
Bai Jing paused, then turned back to indicate with his eyes for him to continue.
Gu Yuanzhao’s expression became a bit more serious. “As you know, online mecha battles often involve betting, so how about we make a bet too? The winner gets a reward, and the loser faces a punishment.”
Bai Jing’s expression also turned serious as he nodded. “Alright, what’s the bet?”
Gu Yuanzhao pretended to think about it carefully. “How about this: if I win, I’ll give you a kiss. If you win, I’ll do whatever you want. What do you think?”
Bai Jing: “…”
In the end, the bet was agreed upon, then they both entered their respective mechas.
The training room was set to combat mode, and a circular arena rose from the ground. Bai Jing and Gu Yuanzhao stood on opposite sides of the arena, about 200 meters apart.
Gu Yuanzhao began adjusting his mecha’s parameters, reducing Silver Light from the S level to the level of a Level three mecha.
An electronic voice began counting down, “Countdown, 30 seconds, 30, 29, 28… 3, 2, 1, battle begins!”
His opponent was an experienced Imperial Major General, making Bai Jing’s expression become particularly serious as he pushed his mental power to its limits, not daring to slack in the slightest.
The moment the countdown ended, the deep blue mecha transformed into a streak of blue light, charging forward, and as it approached the silver mecha, it executed a swift S-shaped arc sidestep to the right, leaping high into the air as soon as it landed. The titanium alloy longsword refracted a cold gleam, slashing viciously towards his opponent.
This entire process was lightning-fast, a series of actions completed almost in an instant, not even taking a full second!
‘It actually disappeared’.
Bai Jing’s eyes widened. This was the first time he had been dodged completely without even making contact with his opponent!
But his shock lasted only for a moment as he suddenly felt a huge threat from behind. His mecha rolled forward abruptly, narrowly avoiding the cold light of the energy sword that had been swung at it. However in the next instant, the blade of the sword pressed against the cockpit of his mecha.
He had lost.
He’d lost in the first round.
The Silver Light on the other side retracted the energy sword, and Gu Yuanzhao’s voice came through the earpiece, soothing, “Ah Jing, don’t be in a hurry, take it slow, you’re already doing great.”
Bai Jing glanced at the timer on the screen. It was less than 10 seconds.
Although he knew there was a significant gap between them, he hadn’t expected it to be this obvious. He could sense that Gu Yuanzhao’s mecha was indeed at a Level three. Otherwise, if it had been with the speed of the S level mecha Silver Light, he wouldn’t have been able to detect Gu Yuanzhao when he swung his first sword.
The Vast Sky mecha he was piloting had been modified to approach Level Four in terms of attributes, and some of its attributes even surpassed that of Level four mechas. Yet, it hadn’t shown any effect when facing a mecha with lower attributes. He hadn’t even had the chance to use long range or stealth weapons.
As if sensing the teenager’s loss, Gu Yuanzhao’s voice sounded through the earpiece:
“Ah Jing, I started training with mechas when I was 5 years old, undergoing more than ten hours of continuous training every day. If I couldn’t complete a mission, I wasn’t allowed to eat.
I joined the military at the age of 15, and I went into my first battle at 16. So far, I’ve killed over a hundred thousand alien beasts, and the experience of battle is etched into my very bones.”
Bai Jing was momentarily stunned, not expecting Gu Yuanzhao to be so hard working even with such high talent.
Gu Yuanzhao continued, “My 3S genetic level gives me reactions and judgment that are a hundred times beyond that ofan ordinary person’s and even when piloting mechas with lower attributes, it doesn’t change. That’s why I can easily anticipate your movements and react accordingly.”
Bai Jing was only lost for a moment, then quickly recovered from it. “Thank you, I understand. But at this moment, I greatly need the guidance of the Imperial General.”
“I’ll follow your instructions.”
Gu Yuanzhao’s magnetic voice had a hint of laughter in it, “Ah Jing, you’re fast and you’ve mastered your skills quite well.
However your movements during attacks are too noticeable, which makes it easy for others to detect your intentions.”
“For example, when you swung your weapon, I could already anticipate your next move the moment you took off from the ground and jumped, so avoiding it wasn’t too difficult.
You have to understand that in situations where the power gap isn’t too large, it will be challenging to defeat your opponent with a single round of attacks. What you need to do is to find opportunities, inflict damage on your opponent continuously, and then finally deliver a fatal blow.”
Bai Jing was deep in thought after he heard this.
The second round of the match began.
When the countdown ended, the deep blue mecha charged forward once again. It executed an S-shaped arc step to his opponent’s side and rear, simultaneously swinging its blade toward the waist of the silver mecha.
Naturally, Gu Yuanzhao dodged it easily, but to his surprise, Bai Jing, while swinging, suddenly reversed the blade and thrust it behind him!
Gu Yuanzhao quickly maneuvered his mecha to increase the distance, a flicker of surprise in his eyes:
The teenager’s comprehension was remarkable. Not only did he reduce the amplitude of his movements, he also anticipated his actions and responded unexpectedly!
After this round ended, Bai Jing gasped lightly then glanced at the timer nearby: 15 seconds.
Not bad, progress had been made.
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