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BATCFO Chapter 4.1

The boss suspected that Yun Xingze was sent by a competitor-who would directly reduce the price to one-tenth?

After receiving a round of scolding, Yun Xingze not only did not leave, but cheekily continued to bargain with the boss, trying to convince him that he was a student who loved mecha but had no money.

At first, the boss felt that this kid was trying to trick him. But his his eyes were clean and clear, and his voice was very sincere, so his attitude gradually softened.

Yun Xingze said so much, that his mouth was dry, and finally the price was reduced to 150,000.

Reaching out to wipe the sweat off his round head, the boss helplessly said: “It really can’t be cheaper anymore, kid. Please let me go already…”

Yun Xingze knew that the price was already the boss’s bottom line.

But he only had a balance of 100,000 star coins, and was still 50,000 short.

After thinking for a while, Yun Xingze gritted his teeth and said to the boss: “Okay, 150,000 it is then. But I don’t have that much money now. Please keep this mecha for me, and I will pick it up in a few days. Thank you boss.”

The boss looked at the young man’s serious and firm eyes. He should have been angry at this exchange, but suddenly laughed at this moment: “You are quite interesting.”

Usually, those who like to bargain will say words like “I really like this mecha”. Most of it was polite flattery.

But the young boy’s eyes contained strong perseverance and love.

“Boss, you must keep it.” Yun Xingze stared at the boss. There was non-negotiable; he would not leave if the boss did not agree. “Selling to others is not allowed.”

The boss couldn’t laugh or cry. “Yes, I promise you. You leave me your contact information.”

Yun Xingze was relieved. After holding the boss’s hand and thanking him again and again, he left the third floor basement.

Although his mecha was negotiated, Yun Xingze was not relaxed.

Because the registration for the Mecha Contest only lasts one week, it also meant if he can’t save the remaining 50,000 star coins within a week, he will miss the deadline.

For Yun Xingze, the mecha contest is an excellent opportunity to not only experience the pleasure of mecha combat in the real world, but also to study other people’s mechas along the way.

He cannot miss this opportunity.

After returning to school, Yun Xingze lay on the sofa in the living room of the dormitory, looking for a part-time job that could make money quickly.

From search engines to campus forums, Yun Xingze searched a lot of related content. Finally, a post on the campus forum caught his attention. The content of the post was as follows: “To users of Xinghai Mecha Mutual Help Network: Can those who do not know how to repair mecha not take orders? My mech’s left arm was just a bit inflexible. The beta who took the order removed my mech’s left arm, and was unable to reattach it. May I ask if this kind of person is a spy sent by another military school?”

Yun Xingze carefully read the post and learned that in addition to the campus forum, Xinghai Academy also had an internal website called “Xinghai Mecha Mutual Help Network.”

Because the fees for mecha repair shops are usually very high, the school encourages students to help each other on the website. Some students who know how to repair mecha can receive orders on the website as long as they register for a repairman account. This also provides a way for poor students to make money.

Because the price is relatively low, many human mecha problems will be registered on the website. However, if you are unlucky, you may also encounter the situation described by the poster.

Make money by repairing mechas?

Yun Xingze straightened up from the sofa, quickly opened the Mecha Mutual Help Network, and roughly browsed the content of the webpage. There were many maintenance orders issued by fellow students.

Yun Xingze tried to register a repairman account. In addition to submitting identity information, he also needed to scan the toolbox for repairing the mecha.

A mecha repair toolbox ranged from 1,000 to 20,000 coins, with a small amount of basic materials. He reluctantly spent around a thousand to buy a toolbox on a shopping site.

About twenty minutes after the order was placed, the aircraft that delivered the goods arrived at the door of the dormitory.

After receiving the toolbox, Yun Xingze scanned it and successfully registered a repairman account. He started looking for maintenance orders.

There was a wide variety of orders. Some are simple routine inspections, some are damaged parts, and the prices varied according to the difficulty of repair.

Yun Xingze wanted to find the tasks that paid more. When he first saw the orders, the pay was very cheap and he was little disappointed. Just when he was trying to take a cheap order, he suddenly noticed an order that no one took. The price was…

40,000 star coins?!

Yun Xingze’s eyes widened, and he subconsciously clicked it.

The request of the order is simple: routine maintenance, and modification of the elbow of the mecha.

Orders for modification are generally fairly expensive, but a price of 40,000 stars indicated that this person was really rich!

But… why didn’t anyone take the order?

Curious, Yun Xingze clicked around and found that this order was highly viewed. He clicked on the preview picture of the boot armor. It was a pure black mecha, which looked a bit familiar.

Yun Xingze tilted his head and thought about it for a while, and suddenly he showed an expression of sudden realization-this mecha looks like the projection on the mecha training hall!

Could it be that Luo Wenchuan’s mecha?

However, Yun Xingze didn’t care about whose mecha it was, he needed the money too much. Even if it was a royal mecha of the interstellar empire, he must take this order!

The gentle electronic synthesis voice of the website asked: “Are you sure to take this maintenance order?”

After Yun Xingze confirmed, a cooperative relationship between the two parties was successfully established.

Not long after, a message popped out:

[Anonymous user]: “Are you certain about accepting the order?”

[Find me for maintenance]: “Yes.”

[Anonymous user]: “Drop in?”

[Find me for maintenance]: “Anything is okay. ”

[Anonymous user]: “Then go to the clearing behind the school grove at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.”

[Find me for maintenance]: “No problem.”

Early the next morning, Yun Xingze carried the toolbox and arrived to the clearing behind the grove in advance.

It was one of the few open spaces in the school. When some students repair the mecha by themselves, they will come here to repair it.

After Yun Xingze waited for a while, a tall alpha with flax-colored hair appeared in his field of vision.

When he saw Yun Xingze, the other party was obviously stunned.

Yun Xingze looked at the alpha, saw him walking towards him, scratch his head and asked: “This classmate, may I ask… have you seen a mecha repairman?”

“That’s me.” Yun Xingze pointed to the toolbox in his hand. “ID is [Find me for maintenance].”

The alpha boy turned around and left.

“Hey! Why are you leaving?” Yun Xingze hurriedly caught up, “I really can repair it. I didn’t lie to you!”

He bought a toolbox for more than a thousand coins. If the order is cancelled, he needs to wait a day for the cooldown to take the next order, which means he’s in an unfavorable situation and loses more than one thousand yuan on the first day!

Poverty made Yun Xingze courageous and block the way of the tall alpha: “Brother, don’t go. You take out the mecha and let me try it. I have more than ten years of mecha repair experience…”

“Are you trying to cheat people?” The boy looked at him blankly, “You are an omega who can repair mechas?”

“Why can’t omegas repair mechas? What does it have to do with gender!”

The boy’s expression was obviously very depressed.

The male alpha’s name is Ke Lei. A few days ago, he helped his roommate list a mecha repair order on the forum. The price increased several times, but no one dared to take it.

Last night, someone took the order, and whether it was the concise ID or short speaking style, it faintly had the feel of a mecha great god, and he was happy for a while.

Unexpectedly, the other party was a white and tender omega!

“Step aside.”

Ke Lei skirted around Yun Xingze and walked directly in the direction of the small forest. As he walked, he brought up the light screen and sent a message to his roommate: “Dachuan, I have encountered an online cheat. The other party is not a serious maintenance worker at first sight…”

As soon as the message was sent out, his hand was caught.

For the first time in his life, Ke Lei’s hand was held by omega. His face flushed at the light contact, and he hurriedly threw away the other person’s hand: “If you have something to say, say it. We’re a lone alpha and omega, is this appropriate?”

Yun Xingze anxiously and sincerely said to him: “Classmate, just trust me once. Anyway, I haven’t received the money yet; in the worst case, you don’t pay me.”

Ke Lei hesitated when he heard those words. After all, he has also been looking for a maintenance worker for a long time. And the person in front of him is holding a toolbox, so maybe he really knows a little bit?

Yun Xingze made a killer: “You’re already here anyways.”

Ke Lei looked at Yun Xingze’s sincere eyes. As if guided by ghosts and spirits, he took our the mecha storage cube and handed it to Yun Xingze. “Then look at it?”

At this moment, Ke Lei’s optical brain received a message.

The MC’s shameless money grubbing techniques continue. 😂 He’s not a true money grubber… just a poor mecha fanatic.

T/N: Updates this month may be more than normal as I’m on unpaid work leave for personal reasons. Your support and understanding is appreciated~

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  1. Avatar Cici says:

    The anticipation is killing me!! I want to see the fights!!

    1. komorebi komorebi says:

      Don’t worry – There’ll be several chapters soon(ish) dedicated to the fights. Which’ll intro my fav ‘char’: the ugly cat.

  2. Avatar A1B2C3 says:

    Waiting for MC to shown his super mecha repair skills.

    Thanks for your hard work.

    1. komorebi komorebi says:

      Don’t worry, he’ll show off his super mecha skills soon!

  3. Avatar Sadie Woods says:

    Those first instincts weren’t wrong- just wait and see what great God of mechas there is in front of you!

    Thanks for your hard work translating!

    1. komorebi komorebi says:

      Hahaha. I wouldn’t say the MC is the god of mechas (yet).

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