In the following battles, Bai Jing found it incredibly challenging to get close to Gu Yuanzhao. The latter always managed to predict his movements and dodged rapidly!
After a few attempts, he decided to make full use of laser beams for attacks while keeping the nano strings hidden as a last resort.
Due to the string’s length, its firing range couldn’t exceed 5 meters (with a total length of 20 meters), so every close encounter presented an opportunity that couldn’t be missed.
The long range laser beams shot out with a dazzling brightness, and the moment he sensed it, Gu Yuanzhao closed his eyes and used his extraordinary senses to evade the beams which were powerful enough to penetrate the outer shell of the mecha.
Bai Jing continued to operate his mecha, his hands on the control panel moving so fast that they left only afterimages. Then with the deep blue mecha flipping and leaping, intense white light accompanied by red rays shot out wildly, weaving a dense web in the air.
If Yao Tian were here, he would have definitely shouted in shock—
While the level of proficiency and destructive power still hadn’t reach that of Micah, Bai Jing had already formed the rudiments of ‘Skyrocket Net’!
In the midst of this relentless attack, the silver mecha moved so fast that it became a mere streak of white light and with a Z-shaped arc sidestep, it crossed behind Bai Jing’s mecha, its energy sword aiming directly at the vulnerable neck of the deep blue mecha—
However just at that moment, the deep blue mecha exerted a powerful force with its right arm then Gu Yuanzhao keenly heard the sound of a mecha’s shell being cut. His heart tightened as he quickly pushed the nano strings away with a ‘swish’ sound!
Bai Jing took advantage of this opportunity to press the titanium alloy longsword against Gu Yuanzhao’s cockpit.
Through the earpiece, the teenager’s heavy panting could be heard. “You…. lost. I finally…. won once.”
This was already their 18th match, but this was the first time Bai Jing had used the nano strings, all to catch Gu Yuanzhao off guard!
Gu Yuanzhao laughed, and his voice sounded far from tired. “Ah Jing, you’re amazing.
That was an invisible weapon just now, right? Let me guess, it’s an extremely sharp thread.”
Bai Jing gradually calmed his breathing. “En, you guessed right.”
From then on, Gu Yuanzhao, who had already experienced the nano strings, was never entangled by the silver threads again.
He quickly tested the range of this invisible weapon, and afterward—
Bai Jing fully understood what it meant to push a mecha’s performance to its limits.
Even though Gu Yuanzhao had adjusted the attributes of his mecha to that of the most ordinary Level three mecha, he could still dodge his attacks with lightning-fast movements.
And every move made by his opponent seemed to be the result of meticulous calculations made thousands of times, maximizing his mecha’s attributes and simultaneously considering offense while dodging. Bai Jing couldn’t help but wonder just how fast Gu Yuanzhao’s reflexes were!
At the same time, Gu Yuanzhao was equally shocked by Bai Jing’s terrifying learning ability.
After pointing out his shortcomings after each match, in the next round, the teenager would never make the same mistake again!
This was simply a miracle!
Even for Gu Yuanzhao, it would take some time to completely correct his instincts,
Because during combat, humans mostly relied on instinct.
In the moment when their lives were being threatened, their brains wouldn’t have time to think, hence their reactions would purely be their body’s most faithful responses.
And these subconscious actions were the most challenging to change.
And in order to overcome this instinct, long and continuous deliberate practice was required until the correct actions became an automatic reflex.
However, the teenager was able to suppress this instinct!
And even when he was facing ‘death’ in the next moment, he wouldn’t make the same mistake.
It was as if he had completely eradicated this mistake from his mind and body.
What kind of incredible willpower was needed to do that!
And although other new problems showed later, the teenager’s progress was evident.
From initially lasting less than 10 seconds in his hands, to later enduring for one minute, two minutes, and now achieving a new record of 4 minutes and 20 seconds.
This achievement surpassed many junior officers under him.
“Ah Jing, let’s stop here for today. You’re too tired.”
He sensed Bai Jing’s increasingly rapid breathing and knew that the teenager had probably reached his limit and couldn’t continue.
Bai Jing took a few deep breaths then moved his trembling fingers away from the control panel.
As the tension in his mind eased, a wave of exhaustion swept over him like a flood, submerging him entirely.
Bai Jing slumped halfway in his pilot seat, his ears filled with the ‘thump thump thump’ pounding of his heart, which seemed like it might just leap out of his chest.
His vision darkened in patches, and his fingers stiffened to the point of immobility, his whole body looking like he had just been dragged out of water.
Ever since his mental power had advanced to the S level, he hadn’t experienced such complete and utter exhaustion in a long time.
In just two hours, they had fought thirty-seven matches, and he had only won one, the first time he had used the nano strings.
Gu Yuanzhao was really formidable!
However these two hours of combat were more effective than the hundreds of mecha battles he had engaged in before. He had discovered many flaws he had never been aware of, and if he could correct them all, he believed that his skills would definitely improve rapidly.
Gu Yuanzhao, being considerate, didn’t disturb him.
He had been through this many times from childhood to adulthood and understood that it was an aftereffect of high-intensity training.
Although he was concerned, he knew that if Bai Jing went offline immediately to rest, as his nervous system was already in an extremely excited state, it would cut off the connection abruptly which would lower the activity of his peripheral nerves, so that wasn’t a good choice.
About 20 minutes later, the breathing in his earpiece became more regular, and Bai Jing’s voice, somewhat dry, came through. “Gu Yuanzhao, I’m fine.”
For some reason, he felt that Gu Yuanzhao’s voice also sounded a bit hoarse. “Okay.”
Then the two of them went offline soon after.
The white mental power threads quickly extended from Bai Jing’s body to absorb about half a box of Level 6 energy fluid. Then once it felt that it was enough, it withdrew into its owner’s body.
Most of Bai Jing’s fatigue disappeared, however he still felt sticky and uncomfortable, so he spent a long time washing up and then changed into a robe-style cotton loungewear.
Gu Yuanzhao was very concerned about him, hence the moment they went offline, he went knocking at his door, however Bai Jing blocked him.
He stood outside the door for almost an hour, ready to enter forcefully at the slightest sign that something was wrong.
However as he had a 3S level mental power, he could hear every sound in the room clearly.
The sound of running water filled his ears.
The teenager was taking a shower.
Gu Yuanzhao lowered his eyes, and his fingers, resting on the wall, suddenly tightened, his strong grip almost breaking a piece of the white alloy wall.
It seemed that his self-control crumbled every time he was in front of Bai Jing.
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