|Author: The Sole Survivor||Original Source: SFACG|
|Translator: CatatoPatch||English Source: Re:Library|
“Alright, alright. Let’s not embarrass ourselves in front of others any further.” Mo Ke interceded before their little quibble got any bigger.
“Hmph. For the sake of His Highness, this one will leave it be.”
“Qiaoqiao will listen to big brother too!”
“Ke, just make sure not to worry us like that again!”
Just like that, that potential bomb was defused.
Now that his little harem was taken care of, Mo Ke sheepishly turned to Floater, “Sorry you had to see something so shameful.”
“Oh not at all, why would a winner in life ever find that shameful?”
The moment that term ‘winner in life’ came out, Mo Ke couldn’t help but feel that the other party was trying to insinuate something.
“Do you have a problem with me?”
“I hate such improper relationships! And I especially hate it when there are enough improper relationships to form a harem!”
Floater’s attitude had definitely crossed the line of being rude, but just based on what she said, she was probably a woman with some story to tell. It just so happened that Mo Ke was also someone with a story… just a man…
Mo Ke immediately realised that the other party had misunderstood his gender. A fact which he couldn’t help but find strange -why did so many people mistake him for a girl when he clearly had an appendage dangling down there?
“I think there’s been some misunderstanding here. I’m a guy, so my relationship, if any, is definitely a proper one.”
“Misunderstanding? Do you think I’m blind or something? Are you saying I can’t even tell the difference between a man and a woman?”
“No, no, no… I wasn’t saying you were blind…”
“So you’re saying that I can’t even see despite having eyes that are working?”
“I did not… really…” Mo Ke sulked a little at that point. Why did such a professional exosuit pilot have to be so difficult to communicate with?
“Foolish mortal, do you not speak human anymore?” As Mo Ke’s number one believer, Lixiang wasn’t going to stand for that lady’s insolence anymore. “I guess it’s too much to expect such lowly creatures to understand His Highness’s greatness!”
“That girl with delusions of grandeur over there is your lover?” Floater turned around to eye the girl who seemed a lot easier to target than Mo Ke. “She suits you.”
“Lover… suits… hmph! So the mortal’s eyes are working then…” Bribed by what was supposed to be an insult, Lixiang was beaming with pride as she continued, “Seeing as you’re such a discerning mortal, this one will graciously bestow upon you the opportunity to apologize. Treasure it well, mortal.”
Anyone who had known Lixiang long enough would know that this obnoxious display of arrogance was actually proof that she had successfully been bribed.
Even little Qiaoqiao was on the verge of mocking the girl for being so useless, but before she could even get the opportunity to do so, Mo Ke received a message request from an unknown line…
“A message? I thought all the civilian channels are no longer working?” A confused Mo Ke muttered to himself as he looked at his electronic AI’s notification.
“The civilian ones, maybe. But the military and police channels are still functional.” Duanmu Bitong immediately understood the meaning behind this message request. “The sender should be from the military, and he or she should be quite high up.”
Hearing that, Mo Ke came to the decision to accept the call. Regardless of what motive this person might have, facing it head on was for the best. After all, it couldn’t get worse than being stuck in Southern Plains.
The channel connected through in an instant, revealing a man in a military suit. However, the most striking feature of this man wasn’t his crisp, decorated uniform, but rather his shining bald head. And also those bloodshot, predator-looking eyes. With just those eyes alone, he could easily score a leading villain role in a movie…
“Greetings, it’s an honor to finally be able to talk face-to-face.” The bald man flashed a smile that was honestly more terrifying than his stern look. “Let me introduce myself first. I am Rodenas, a lieutenant-general of the Federation, tasked with handling the situation in Southern Plains…”
By using the military’s network, General Rodenas was able to reach Mo Ke, and as a sign of respect, he even gave Mo Ke the option to choose to reject the call. Although technically speaking, this really wasn’t an option at all. Seeing as Rodenas would have just badgered him constantly with calls until he accepted it.
“General, sir, to what do I owe this pleasure of meeting such an esteemed person? I’m just an ordinary civilian.”
With regards to the military, Mo Ke couldn’t really say that he had fond memories of the organization. As a civilian, he not only did not benefit much from their protection, they even sealed off the exits. Mo Ke’s outlook on them was rock bottom.
“Ordinary? Not at all.” Rodenas revealed a rare second smile of the day. “Lady Mo Ke, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that you’re now the pillar of support for the world.”
“Pillar of support?”
What the heck is that? Mo Ke thought to himself. Either way, I’m not supporting some random dude I just met…
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the military is unable to enter Southern Plains… Our researchers are working day and night to figure out a solution… but this is an unprecedented enemy…” The general started explaining with a hint of bitterness on his lips.
Having listened to the whole explanation, Mo Ke finally understood what the man was here for.
It turned out that Southern Plains had really been cut off from the outside world. Normal communication was impossible, but military and police channels were still available. Meaning, Southern Plains had only been cut off from their side. Through the various surveillance tools the military possessed, the outside world could still see what was going on in the city.
And it just so happened that Mo Ke’s heroics yesterday had been captured and spread all over the internet. Because of his stunning appearance and impressive skills, he had successfully captured the hearts and minds of the citizens in the world. Using an entertainment industry analogy, he was the kind of idol who not only looked good, but also worked hard to boot!
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