T/N: Happy December 1 (or end of November) folks!
To celebrate the end of year/upcoming holiday season, the release schedule will be upped beginning next week for the month of December 2021.
- TWE: 4x weekly (up from 1-2x)1Some of you might wonder why does TWE get +2 when it’s less popular? Well, it’s my first KnoxT project, and it’s also the easiest to schedule (fewer ko-fis).
- BATCFO: 3x weekly (up from 2x)
- RLDRFH: 3x weekly (up from 2x)
- COG: 0-2x weekly (no change)
Ko-fis will still count, for a max of 7 releases in a given week. Any additional ko-fis will be credited for the subsequent week.
With that, happy reading y’all~
Yun Xingze looked at Luo Wenchuan in a daze, feeling like he was falling into the other party’s eyes.
Long and narrow single eyelid, clean lines, long and dense eyelashes, and deep eyes. Plus, Yun Xingze’s shocked expression being reflected in them.
Luo Wenchuan’s breath was warm. Because their bodies were so close, Yun Xingze could even feel his breathing, with the smell of mint falling on his cheeks.
Yun Xingze swallowed subconsciously.
Luo Wenchuan involuntarily restrained his breathing, but his breathing continued to quicken. As long he moved a fraction closer, their noses would touch.
His heartbeat thrummed, vibrating in his ears. He couldn’t hear his own breathing, only the rapid thumbs of his heart were audible in his ears.
An ambiguous atmosphere spread between the two.
After Yun Xingze reacted, he carefully removed Luo Wenchuan’s wide palm holding his wrist.
When Yun Xingze’s fingers touched the back of Luo Wenchuan’s hand, the latter regained his senses from his dream-like state, His expression quickly returning his usual calm and self-controlled state.
Luo Wenchuan calmly retracted his hand. Looking at Yun Xingze, he opened his thin lips, and with a hoarse voice as if he had just woke up, he said: “I’m sorry.”
Yun Xingze can probably guess why Luo Wenchuan, coming from a barren star, is like this. People growing in such environments are vigilant when sleeping, and such reflexive behavior is not uncommon.
He gently shook his head. “It’s okay. I stayed here for too long, and forgot to let you go to sleep first.”
Luo Wenchuan stood up and put away his optical brain. Suppressed his sleepiness, he said calmly: “Your modification drafts are ready?”
“Well, it’s almost finished.” Yun Xingze said to Luo Wenchuan, “The environment here is very good, so my drawing speed is also very fast.”
The school’s refitting room is shared, and the environment is noisy most of the time, which is definitely not as good as here.
Luo Wenchuan added casually: “If you want to come, you can come anytime.”
Yun Xingze put away his things and smiled at Luo Wenchuan. “Thank you, senior. Let’s go back quickly. It’s late.”
Luo Wenchuan nodded, and then subconsciously asked: “Are you going back to school or staying in a hotel?”
Every time he leaves school, if it is late, he will directly sleep somewhere outside.
But as soon as he said this, Luo Wenchuan paused for a while.
The ambiguity just now hasn’t completely dissipated. At this moment, inviting the other party to stay in a hotel makes this ambiguity a little embarrassing.
Fortunately, Yun Xingze didn’t think much about it. He looked at Luo Wenchuan and replied, “Of course I’m going back to school. It is too much trouble to stay in a hotel. Besides, I have to ask my roommate to help calculate the PK winning rate tomorrow.”
Luo Wenchuan breathed a sigh of relief.
If Yun Xingze asked to stay in a hotel, he wouldn’t know how to react.
The two left the refitting factory. The high-rise buildings outside were lit with high-saturation lights in the night, but there were very few black spots flying around in the sky.
It was not summer yet, and the late night wind blew into Yun Xingze’s collar carrying a bit of a chill, making him shiver.
Luo Wenchuan opened the aircraft door. Leaning inside, he found a gray-green striped casual jacket from the storage box, and walked straight to Yun Xingze.
Yun Xingze looked at Luo Wenchuan in surprise. In the next second, the coat was draped over his shoulder.
“Get on the aircraft.” Luo Wenchuan looked at him and said, “Don’t freeze.”
Luo Wenchuan is taller than Yun Xingze and has a stronger body, so the coat looks slightly looser on Yun Xingze, making his face white and thin in the night.
Yun Xingze put on the coat with a “thank you”. He suddenly smelled the mint scent remaining on his clothes. This smell was stronger than what he had smelled from Luo Wenchuan’s breathing just now, and even brought a familiar feeling.
He seems to have worn mint smelling clothes before?
Yun Xingze stretched out his hand involuntarily, grabbing the collar of the jacket and lifted it up, turning his face slightly, and sniffed.
Luo Wenchuan got into the aircraft. When he turned his head to ask Yun Xingze why he hadn’t come up yet, he saw him sniffing his coat secretly.
After Yun Xingze boarded the aircraft, Luo Wenchuan’s voice came from the front: “What, it smells bad?”
“No.” Yun Xingze was stunned. “It smells very good, and it’s very comfortable to wear.”
At the end, Yun Xingze smiled again and added: “It’s your scent.”
Luo Wenchuan glanced at him without a word, calmly starting the aircraft, and flew towards the school.
At an angle that Yun Xingze couldn’t see, the corner of his lips raised for half a second.
The aircraft shuttled between high-rise buildings. The interior lights of the buildings, virtual projection electronic lights, and the street lights on the bridges between the buildings continuously illuminate the night.
The dots of light were like the brilliant diamonds that someone had torn the opening of the Imperial Capital in the dark, and dropped out of it.
Yun Xingze was attracted by the beautiful night scene. He seldom left the laboratory in his previous life, and he had no chance to experience this kind of pleasant night view journey.
Luo Wenchuan had completely awakened from sleep.
It’s not uncommon to wake up on missions in the middle of the night.
But this time, it probably took the longest time to come to his senses after being startled awake.
Luo Wenchuan couldn’t help but think of his throbbing when Yun Xingze was next to him just now. At that moment, he had a strong urge to get close to the other party.
Obviously there are no pheromones at work, but it’s like he’s possessed.
Unless he’s silly from sleeping?
Having lived for so long, Luo Wenchuan has never been like this before, almost unable to control his emotions.
The phrase “out of control” is intolerable in military academies.
Facing such a self, Luo Wenchuan closed his eyes a little annoyed, and slowly took a deep breath.
Yun Xingze heard Luo Wenchuan’s deep breathing again. He turned his head to look at the other party, only to see that Luo Wenchuan’s expression seemed a little tired, his eyes lowered slightly, and his eyes contained emotions that Yun Xingze couldn’t understand.
Yun Xingze thought to himself, Senior Luo must be too sleepy.
He couldn’t help feeling a little guilty.
After all, people helped him find materials, accompanied him to remodel mecha, order takeaways for him, and be his own free driver…
Who is the boss?
Yun Xingze scratched his head, looked at Luo Wenchuan, and involuntarily lowered his voice: “Senior, I have troubled you too much today. If my modification is successful, I will definitely help modify your mecha with magic silver.”
Luo Wenchuan gazed at him with an unreadable expression, then looked away with his pale lips slightly raised. “It’s a promise.”
Yun Xingze nodded firmly. “Definitely.”
Luo Wenchuan’s mood improved at this moment.
He was not sure if it was because the teenager agreed to help him modify his mecha.
Or simply because as long as Yun Xingze takes the initiative to talk to him, his mood will improve.
Maybe it’s both.
Luo Wenchuan sent Yun Xingze back to the dormitory and left.
When Yun Xingze walked upstairs, he realized that he had forgotten to return Luo Wenchuan’s coat.
But this is not a big deal, just return it to him at some time tomorrow.
Yun Xingze got up late the next day. When he found something to eat from the fridge, it was already past ten o’clock.
He dared not delay the progress of modifying his mecha, and immediately started work. However, before beginning, Yun Xingze suddenly thought of Lu Ranxu’s software.
Yun Xingze has roughly calculated the attributes and data of the modified mecha, and he wants to measure the win rate.
However, Lu Ranxu went out early in the morning, and Yun Xingze didn’t know what he was doing, so he had to call him.
After connecting, Lu Ranxu appeared on the other side of the video, behind him seemed to be a hospital-like place.
Yun Xingze said with concern: “Are you sick?”
“No,” Lu Ranxu looked to be in a bad mood. “My mother said that I have been an adult for so long, and haven’t been matched with the gene bank yet, so she asked me go. It just happened I had some time today.”
“Look at your unhappy look.” Yun Xingze vomited, “Even if you can find a match, will you try falling in love with them?”
“Of course not.” Lu Ranxu rolled his eyes. “I’ll die from boredom with those self-important alphas. I’d rather play with you instead. Say, if I matched with someone like Chi Yu, won’t I be…”
At this point, Lu Ranxu suddenly felt that what he said was a bit wrong. He carefully glanced at Yun Xingze and asked softly: “Right, Xingze. It’s impossible for you and Chi Yu to get back together, right?”
Yun Xingze nodded. “Of course it is impossible.”
“That’s good.” Lu Ranxu continued, “Then your pheromone should have been unbound, right?”
In order to promote alphas matching with omegas, the imperial marriage law stipulates that when an alpha and omega are engaged, their pheromone will be bound to prevent other people from matching the two who have been engaged during the marriage contract.
Of course, when the two return to being single, the gene bank will ask whether to have it unbound. After being unbound, they can match other people.
“Me and Chi Yu’s pheromone?” Yun Xingze was stunned, and then replied, “It’s been unbound long ago.”
Lu Ranxu sighed in relief. “Great, I was worrying your pheromones would still be bound together, and affect you finding a partner.”
“When the marriage contract was dismissed, Chi Yu immediately talked to the gene bank.” Yun Xingze replied. “The gene bank sent a message that night asking if I want to unbind it. It if weren’t for Chi Yu taking the initiative to mention it, I might have forgotten.”
Lu Ranxu thought to himself, now Chi Yu should regret it to the point his intestines are all blue.
“By the way, I’m looking for you today because I want you to help me calculate the winning percentage of my modified mecha against He Haomin.” Yun Xingze said as he sent a data packet to Lu Ranxu, “The main data is in there. The final outcome might slightly different, but it should be similar.”
Lu Ranxu nodded. He was about to start the software when suddenly the voice of a staff member came next to him: “No. 139, Lu Ranxu, please go to the matching service desk…”
So Lu Ranxu said to Yun Xingze: ” You wait, I’ll go get that idiotic match done first.”
The staff member frowned obviously when he heard him say this.
Lu Ranxu did not close the communication. He walked to the matching service desk and the robot submitted a manual for him with detailed rules for pheromone matching.
Lu Ranxu didn’t want to read through, but the staff said that he had to read it before it could be matched.
He had no choice but to read.
After watching for a few minutes, Lu Ranxu frowned slightly, and said to Yun Xingze on the other side of the communication: “This thing is too unreliable. Look here, those with matches of 0% or 100% will be excluded… why do they want to exclude it?”
The staff explained from the side: “Theoretically, for any pair of alpha and omega, their pheromone matching degree is within the range of greater than 0% and less than 100%. It’s impossible to have a match rate of 0% or 100%. If they do, it is a bug.”
“That’s why it is not reliable.” Lu Ranxu said. “In case there is a couple, they are a match made in heaven, and the match can reach 100%. Then what?”
“Impossible.” The staff kept a polite smile, and his eyes were a bit speechless. “There have been many cases of 100% matching before, but after further testing, it was found that they were all due to the calculation errors, so the rules were changed later.”
As the staff said, during the matching process, the gene bank will automatically screen out objects with a matching degree of 100%.
The staff continued: “Furthermore, according to biological theory, unless an alpha and omega’s genetic data are completely matched, it is impossible to reach 100%. But this kind of case has not appeared since ancient times. The probability is comparable to the universe two tiny dust particles colliding in the middle of the universe.”
Lu Ranxu curled his lips and did not continue the discussion. After reading the rules, he directly signed the matching service agreement.
“The result will be issued within about a week after signing…”
Lu Ranxu left before the staff had finished speaking.
Walking out of the gene bank service center, Lu Ranxu entered the data sent by Yun Xingze into the software, and said to Yun Xingze: “Do you think there will be a couple, because of this matching mechanism, with a match rate of 100%, but can’t be matched together?”
“It’s not possible.” Yun Xingze thought for a while and said, “There shouldn’t be such an ill-fated couple?”
“It’s hard to say.” Lu Ranxu shook his head, waiting for the software to calculate the winning rate. “Maybe there is now a pair of lovers who were pitted by this stupid matching mechanism.”
After that, Lu Ranxu added: “But such a small probability, it definitely won’t happen to you or me. Besides, even if the match is 100%, they have to like each other.”
Yun Xingze nodded. “That’s true.”
A high degree of pheromone matching means that the two can give each other the happiest and harmonious sex life. But the personalities and character of the pair are not determined by pheromones.
While the two were discussing, Lu Ranxu’s software finally spit out the results.
Lu Ranxu had no expectations for Yun Xingze’s modification plan. Although he knew that Yun Xingze was very strong, he was only a B-level player no matter how strong he was. How could the likelihood of winning be higher against He Haomin of S+??
However, when the result came out, Lu Ranxu’s eyes widened in an instant.
He opened his mouth and was speechless for a long time.
Yun Xingze looked at him expectantly: “What is the win rate?”
“The current win rate…” Lu Ranxu swallowed, his voice even trembling, “It reached 24.15%!”
From 1% to 100%. Twenty-four, directly rising over twenty times the previous rate.
And this plan was designed by Yun Xingze in less than a day.
Lu Ranxu rubbed his eyes and stared at the number carefully. After a while, after confirming he was right, said to Yun Xingze in disbelief: “Fuck, it’s really 24.15%! My software shouldn’t be wrong, right?! How can it improve so much at once, what kind of modification and materials did you use?!”
However, when Lu Ranxu was shocked by Yun Xingze’s modification ability, he heard Yun Xingze said: “24.15%… is still too low.”
Lu Ranxu turned to stone on the spot, he wanted to shout to Yun Xingze, ‘You are fighting an S+ player, these chances are already a miracle!’ But at this moment, he suddenly felt…
Perhaps Yun Xingze could really create even greater miracles.
Lots of foreshadowing going on in this chapter, some directly with Prophet Lu Ranxu. 😉
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- 1Some of you might wonder why does TWE get +2 when it’s less popular? Well, it’s my first KnoxT project, and it’s also the easiest to schedule (fewer ko-fis).