It Is Not Easy To Be A Man After Travelling To The Future Chapter 660
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
These words instantly made Little Qing speechless. Indeed, JMCs didn’t have the authority to reject a mecha operator’s decision. Right at that moment, her team leader spoke through the microphone to L6-W3, “Hello sir, I am the team leader of JMC1. JMC003 just made a mistake, please don’t take her seriously. I will immediately prepare the safety measures for a double landing. Please wait a moment.”
After the team leader released the communication button, she angrily said to Little Qing, “003, have you forgotten the rules and behavior required of a JMC?”
Little Qing had tears in her eyes and softly said, “Two mechas landing at the same time is very dangerous. Normally, mecha operators aren’t allowed to do that.” JMC were responsible for giving suggestions to mecha operators.
“We do that for normal mecha operators. The people that you are servicing right now are ace operators, it’s two completely different entities. You have to remember that. Also, ace operators are ranked officers, we must listen to the orders of the officers,” the team leader said helplessly. They were all considered low-level JMCs and the people who these JMCs normally serviced were all low-level mecha operators. But, when they were faced with ace operators, their procedures had to be somewhat different than normal.
Little Qing nodded to show that she understood. The team leader immediately contacted the logistics personnel at the port to let them activate the protection system.
After receiving word from the logistics personnel that everything was ready, the team leader of the JMCs contacted L6-W3 once again to tell the operator that they had made all necessary preparations.
After receiving word that ace operators were planning on landing two mechas at the same time, the other mechas that were outside waiting to dock all moved away from the docking route. At that moment, an ace mecha carrying a mecha from Caesar and landed on the port. When they landed, the mecha’s feet scraped on the floor of the port and created a high pitched screeching sound. High temperature smoke even formed because of the friction. Luckily the tunnel didn’t have any oxygen so it wouldn’t cause any combustion…
In order to carry a mecha and land, the other mecha’s engine must be throttled beyond the needs of one single mecha. Thus, it created the uncontrollable speed it had landed at. It was also the reason why it was dangerous for both mechas when they landed.
Everyone in the holding area was looking at the video feed of the port. When they saw that the mechas had gone past the five layers of protection, were safely stopped by the safety net and didn’t smash into the wall at the end of the port, everyone applauded in excitement. In reality, it was also the first time they had witnessed a double landing.
L6-W3’s operator controlled the mecha and jumped back onto the secured docking position. Then the operator let the transport system take the mecha back into the holding area. After returning to the mecha hold, the system safely docked the ace mecha.
The staff members who were repairing mechas in the mecha hold all went around that mecha. They were oddly excited seeing a completely destroyed cockpit of the mecha where the other parts were not damaged at all. Even if they had very little chance of getting up close to an ace mecha, they still wanted to learn and acquire knowledge of all ace mechas from all the countries.
They all knew that this was an ace mecha from the country, Caesar. However, it was somewhat different compared to the mecha they had previous knowledge of. Some people guessed that it was a modified ace mecha and some believed it was another type of ace mecha. There were also those who had keen observation skills who discovered that this was a new model of ace mecha…
The mecha hold instantly became rowdy because of that ace mecha. At that moment, the port had replaced all of its safety equipment and had a double landing once again. Similarly, it was a surprisingly successful landing. This second landing made the staff member aboard Feiyang become awestruck at the smooth and quick operating skills of the ace operators from L6.
Li Yingjie landed his mecha proudly while Feiyang’s staff members welcomed him with a warm applause. He watched as his prisoner, the ace mecha operator from Caesar, taken out of his cockpit by security guards from Feiyang. It should be known that mecha operators from Caesar were very difficult to force into becoming prisoners of war. Most of the time, the operators would push down the self-destruct button before ejecting from their mecha. In his first battle, Li Yingjie had managed to capture a mecha operator from Caesar… He felt he should be nicknamed Lucky Li Yingjie!
While Li Yingjie was strutting proudly, Qi Long, Zhao Jun, Lin Zhong-qing and Ling Lan all landed after him.
Ling Lan moved her mecha into the port and landed inside Feiyang. She accurately stopped at the line that indicated the end of the runway and didn’t even need to use the protective shield. The perfect landing made the JMCs and staff members on Feiyang scream in excitement. It should be known that Ling Lan was the last one to land. Zhao Jun, Qi Long and the others didn’t land without using the protective shields like Ling Lan had done. They had more or less used one to two protective shields. Of course, their landings were still amazing. It should be known that normally, if mecha operators didn’t use five layers of shields and stop at the safety net, it wouldn’t be considered a proper landing.
Ling Lan stayed in her mecha silently as the starship’s conveyor system brought her and her mecha to the mecha hold and onto its original position. Then Ling Lan turned off the engine of her mecha and opened the cockpit. She stepped onto the lift and reached the ground.
At that moment, there were already many staff members waiting beside the mecha. They all looked at her enthusiastically. This scene made Ling Lan’s heart skipped a beat uncontrollably. She didn’t understand why these people were so enthusiastic.
“Sir, do you have any orders?” One staff member said bravely.
Ling Lan was instantly dumbfounded. Order? What orders did she need to give? Ling Lan didn’t know that the staff members from the starship would ask her a question like that.
“Boss, according the standards for ace operators, there should be an exclusive team of mecha engineers for your mecha. They would be responsible for your mecha, no matter if it is before the battle or after the battle. They would install energy weapons and other support systems or modifications based on your specifications. The staff member who asked you the question just now was asking you your preferences.” Little Four immediately explained to Ling Lan. Little Four held in his laughter, “This person is pretty good at grabbing opportunities. This trip will give him the chance to enjoy the honor of being part of an exclusive team under an ace operator.”
Ace operators were the last line of defense on the battlefield. In order to make sure every mecha operator performed up to their normal standard, the Federation equipped them with ample support in order to satisfy the ace mecha operators’ every need. They even had exclusive JMCs. It was to make sure everything went according to the ace operator’s needs. That way, they will be able to perform to the best of their abilities on the battlefield.
However, exclusive staff members did not become exclusive that easily. Those who were able to become exclusive staff members for an ace operator were the elites among elites. These people were definitely not common staff members such as the ones from Feiyang.
Ling Lan heard Little Four’s explanation and understood immediately. She had learned this information once before at the military academy. It was just that she didn’t have a chance to come into contact with such things because back then she hadn’t joined the division and hadn’t become an official mecha operator for the division. Thus, she forgot about this information.
Surprisingly, she actually managed to be able to enjoy the treatment for ace operators so quickly… Ling Lan felt awkward and replied plainly, “Just make sure the weapons and equipments are fully charged.”
“Yes sir!” The staff member’s eyes lit up. Ling Lan’s words were similar to an acknowledgment. These words acknowledged that he would be a part of the exclusive staff for Ling Lan before she leaves Feiyang. Although it was only temporary, it was still as Little Four had said, this was an honor of a lifetime for the staff member.
The staff member held in his excitement and was very grateful to Ling Lan. He knew very well that his self-recommendation was very rude and disrespectful. If he had encountered a strict ace operator, he would immediately be reprimanded and could even have a complaint filed against him causing him to be punished.
However he had to try. He couldn’t let his children hold their heads down in shame for the rest of their lives. He was only a mecha transporter and didn’t have any technical skills. He was at the lowest ranking level in the military. Every time when he took a vacation back home, he would hear about his child being looked down upon by others in their Scout Academy because of his job. This made him feel that it was all his fault.
He hoped that one day, he would be able to tell his child that although his rank was not high, low-level soldiers can receive honor that higher-ranking soldiers cannot ever receive… In order to achieve that goal, he worked hard and looked for an opportunity. Now, his opportunity was finally here.
The staff member clenched his fists. This time when he takes a vacation back home, he would definitely proudly tell his child that his father wasn’t just some regular and boring mecha transporter. Instead, he would tell him that he was part of an ace operator’s exclusive team, the elites of the elites. He wanted his child to be able to hold his head up high proudly from then on and never be insulted by anyone!
The things parents do for their children!
Ling Lan didn’t know the reason why that staff member was so daring. Ling Lan was someone who didn’t like to refuse the requests of others. Since it was something that was beneficial for everyone, Ling Lan was indifferent about it. It was the same with the unnecessary words the JMC had said to her before going into battle. Although these two went against the rules, Ling Lan was still lenient towards them. Even though Ling Lan had an intimidating aura seeping out from her body and looked very merciless and cold, in reality, she was very soft-hearted.
Ling Lan saw Li Lanfeng, Zhao Jun and the others waiting on the side. She walked over and as she was walking she asked Little Four, “Little Four, did you notify father of our spoils of war?” Before she returned to the starship, Ling Lan had ordered Little Four to use the most secretive communication method to tell Ling Xiao about all that had happened and what they had acquired. Ling Lan didn’t want the spoils of war she worked so hard for to be taken by others. This time, she of course needed her father to step in and control the situation.
“Don’t worry Boss, dad said he had received it already. He said to leave it all to him.” Little Four raised his chin and replied with a proud look on his face. It was as though Ling Xiao was his father and not Ling Lan’s father. His smug expression made Ling Lan’s finger itch. She instantly flicked her finger towards Little Four’s forehead… That little sh*t, that was her father.
While she was speaking with Little Four, Ling Lan had met up with Qi Long and the others. In this battle, they had captured two ace mechas from Caesar. One of the mecha was possibly the new model of ace mecha from Caesar. If that was true, the Federation would benefit immensely. Although the other mecha was the standard ace mecha of Caesar that was not worth mentioning compared to the other mecha, but it was still an amazing feat that they were able to capture a mecha operator.
Zhao Jun, Qi Long and the others all showed expressions of excitement. These spoils of war made them unable to calm themselves.
Not long after, more and more people were in the mecha hold. Even the captain couldn’t help but come down and look at the two mechas with his own eyes. Meng Shangyuan, Mu Youyun and others received word and also came to the hold. Their launching ports were on the other side of the ship and was a ways away from this mecha hold. When they came down hurriedly, the mecha hold was already full of Feiyang’s staff members…
The team members of these captain had brought were all special-class operators, other than the captains and one member from Meng Shangyuan’s Iron Curtain team, who were all ace operators. However, these special-class operators were all on the verge of advancing to ace level. These captain took them to this mission to give these members a chance to find their catalyst to advance. It was just that none of these captains thought that this mission was going to be this dangerous. If Ling Lan’s six man team didn’t have five ace operators holding the fort, it was possible that the other teams were going to be in a dangerous situation.
However, luckily these special-class operators were very lucky and weren’t harmed during this battle. This made these captains feel quite relieved.
“Is it them?” Qian Jialin looked at Ling Lan’s group and then softly asked Mu Youyun.
Mu Youyun looked at Qi Long and Zhao Jun carefully. Then he nodded.
Qian Jialin’s looked at the six of them, who were surrounded by people, with a complicated look on his face. He softly said, “Young prodigies.”
Could that domain expert be that captain? No, the Federation hadn’t changed to record of the youngest domain user. Also, that domain expert didn’t lose to a titled domain expert. He was definitely not a domain master who had just advanced. Perhaps, it was because the Federation sent so many mecha geniuses for this mission and they specially sent a titled domain user to protect them in the shadows.
It seemed as though Qian Jialin had found the answer he was looking for. His mood instantly calmed. That was the truth right?
Wang Anzhong from the Immortals Battle Team saw the two mechas that were captured. When he looked closely at one of the mechas, his eyes lit up. Then his eyes became dark, as though he was plotting something.
Meng Shangyuan glanced at Wang Anzhong and frowned. He then looked at Ling Lan’s group of six. Perhaps he should notify the First Marshal… He sighed. Sometimes when the spoils of war were too great, it was possible that it was too difficult to hold on to them. Unless his team was actually from the Flying Dragon Special Forces.
Kang Jiayan rubbed his chin as though he was thinking about something. Then he laughed softly and said to his team members, “Let’s go!”
Taking the merits of others was something that he didn’t want to do. However, he also didn’t want to offend others. In that case, he should leave this hornet’s nest and just watch from the sidelines. It was just that he felt that it was unfortunate. Could these youngsters from Lingtian be able to endure the feeling of their achievements being stolen from them. Hopefully they won’t become disheartened… After all, there was still time!
At that moment, Ling Xiao, who was sitting on a chair, turned off his communicator. He thought for a moment, then pushed down on the button on his desk, “Staff Officer He, come to my office immediately.”
A battle was about to begin. He wasn’t going to let anyone take his daughter’s achievements… Otherwise, he didn’t deserve to be Ling Lan’s father.
Ling Xiao picked up the documents beside him. These documents were taken from staff officer department in regards to the appointment of a new commander for a specific mecha clan. He had kept it there and hadn’t made a decision. He opened the documents that he had already opened countless times. The words clearly shown on the document was: Appoint Major Ling Lan as Middle Second Corps 250 Mecha Clan’s Regiment Commander!
“Selfishness?” Ling Xiao’s eyes was filled with determination. What was wrong with being selfish? Since his daughter was stronger than everyone, he would not allow anyone to stand above his daughter and order her what to do!
Ling Xiao decisively picked up the pen on his table and wrote his name on the appointment documents along with the words ‘Permission Granted” in bold!