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BATCFO Chapter 8

Yun Xingze returned to school after purchasing his mecha, feeling very happy.

The next day was the registration deadline for the Mecha Contest. He submitted the registration form to the registration booth early in the morning and was asked to register his personal information and mecha type.

When they heard that Yun Xingze was an omega and the mecha he was driving was still a C-class lightsaber mecha, the person responsible looked at him in surprise. “Classmate, are you sure you want to register? If you register but do not participate, credits will be deducted.”

Yun Xingze nodded: “I’m sure.”

Of course he has to participate. This is the best opportunity to experience driving and studying mechas.

After signing up, Yun Xingze brought his mecha to the training hall, and found an empty venue, wanting to try the performance of this mecha.

When the mecha was released, Yun Xingze was taken aback by the appearance of the mecha. He didn’t expect it to be quite new. Hearing from the boss that it had been damaged before, he originally thought it would be tattered, but now it seems that 150,000 was getting it cheaply.

The black lightsaber mecha is not perfect in design, but the appearance is unexpectedly heroic, a bit like Luo Wenchuan’s mecha. But if you really want to compare it, it’s quite a lot worse in all aspects.

Like a low-profile version of Luo Wenchuan’s mecha.

Yun Xingze entered the cockpit to test the feel of operating it. His current mental power is still C-level, so a mecha that matches at a C-level is much more suitable than a B-level mecha, and the operation is more convenient.

The lightsaber mecha activated its anti-gravity engine, jumped up, and withdrew its lightsaber from the hilt in the air.

Plasma emitted from the hilt, forming a sword body that cuts gold and jade under the restriction of the magnetic field. A slight buzzing sound can be heard even when it passes through the air.

Yun Xingze looked at the sword in front of him. Countless times he had imagined wielding a lightsaber with a real mecha; now this has come true.

The fighting style of a lightsaber mecha is related to swordsmanship. Yun Xingze has practiced various fighting methods in the simulation cabin in his previous life. However, his physical strength is limited, so he can only make a few actions symbolically.

A student noticed the mecha from the stadium’s viewing booth.

“What is the lightsaber mecha doing?”

“It seems to be practicing swordsmanship… They’re very strange actions, I’ve never seen something like that before.”

“A lightsaber mecha using swordsmanship is normal, but the general movements are always very simple. Those movements look very complicated.”

“But it seems…a bit handsome?”

Yun Xingze once studied classical swordsmanship and applied it to mechas. He tried it with this mecha and found that it was still feasible. But because the mecha is not as flexible as human limbs, it has to be improved.

In addition to the lightsaber mecha, Yun Xingze studied the reconnaissance mecha that he bought for the additional 30,000, and found that it was almost brand new.

Yun Xingze concluded: “The boss is really a good person.”

Back to the dormitory, Yun Xingze told Lu Ranxu about his registration.

“What, you really signed up?!” Lu Ranxu was in disbelief. “Xingze, you fainted in the practical class yesterday. I thought you would give up…”

“I did give up.” Yun Xingze scratched his head. “But Luo Wenchuan gave me a lot of money, so I bought a mecha.”

“Luo Wenchuan gave you money, so you are going to participate in the competition? You can’t…” Having said this, Lu Ranxu was suddenly stunned. “What?! Who did you say gave you the money?!”

“Luo Wenchuan…” Yun Xingze was taken aback by Lu Ranxu’s fuss. “I helped him refit his mecha.”

The amount of information was so great that Lu Ranxu couldn’t digest it for a while.

After a while, he hesitantly asked: “So, you helped Luo Wenchuan repair his mecha. Not only did he not get angry, but he also gave you money?”

Yun Xingze nodded.

“How is this possible?!” Lu Ranxu grabbed Yun Xingze’s arm excitedly. “Let’s not say when your modification skills are so powerful, but the other party is Luo Wenchuan! That whole school knows Luo Wenchuan hates omega the most!”

“Hates omegas?” Yun Xingze was a little surprised, “He is an alpha, why would he hate omegas?” In principle, alphas always want to find an omega partner.

“I don’t know the details, but it is said that he never let an omega approach him.” Lu Ranxu said pretentiously. “Some people say that he is cold, and some people say that he is afraid of omegas. Anyway, he has been in school for a long time and has never been close to omegas.”

Because of this, Lu Ranxu was surprised that Luo Wenchuan gave Yun Xingze such a large sum of money.

“Maybe he is just doing business and doesn’t care about my gender?” Yun Xingze thought for a while and said, “Actually, he is not afraid of omegas, and it has nothing to do with me. I just repaired a mecha.”

Lu Ranxu felt Yun Xingze said something reasonable, but after another thought, he started to ask when he learned how to refit mecha.

Yun Xingze spoke a lot. In short, he lied that he was always secretly fond of mechas, but because of the marriage contract, he did not pursue his dreams. Now he decided to do his own stuff, blah blah…

Lu Ranxu was so touched that he held Yun Xingze’s hand and said: “Xingze, how exactly has love changed you so much, making you so strong.”

He thought that Yun Xingze was doing things on a whim, but from the recent signs, Yun Xingze really wanted to change himself.

Yun Xingze: “…it has nothing to do with love.”

 

The audition competition will be held in three days.

Students who sign up have to do intensive training before the competition, mainly so they understand the routine and to avoid accidents during the competition.

There are 20 students from Class R who registered, which accounts for one-third of the class. It looks like a lot, but in fact, other classes have more than 40 students signed up. Nearly 200 people per grade in the Mecha Department signed up.1T/N: The author used Combat/Battle before, but switched to Mecha. I’m keeping it to whatever they wrote, and the departments themselves don’t matter much in the whole LN either.

The training location was the simulation training room, and Yun Xingze saw Lu Ranxu as soon as he arrived.

He looked at his roommate in surprise: “Why are you here? You signed up?”

“Yes.” Lu Ranxu nodded solemnly. “I thought about it. We are good brothers. I want to accompany you.”

Yun Xingze’s heart warmed: “Thank you, Ranxu…”

“At least when you are beaten, I can take you to the infirmary just like last time.” Lu Ranxu looked at him and said.

“…No need.” Yun Xingze never wanted to go to the infirmary anymore. It was too dark!2Dark as in evil-hearted or money-grubbing

“There is indeed a gap between our class and the other classes.” Zhuo Feiyue addressed the crowd. “But 50 people will be picked, so there is still a chance. What if the people ahead accidentally fail?”

The crowd suddenly became full of blood3Excitement, enthusiasm. As if injected with chicken blood.

“The audition competition adopts a obstacle race mode.” Zhuo Feiyue began to interpret the rules. “You can attack your opponent during the competition, but I don’t recommend this unless you have to, because when the clam and snipe fight, the fisherman profits.4When they fight, someone else will take advantage to surpass them. Others will surpass you.”

Yun Xingze watched the audition videos from previous years, and indeed, as Zhuo Feiyue said, there were few fights.

The obstacles in the track include small-caliber artillery, mechanical beasts, small wild beasts, and maze-like routes. Although it is not enough to cause fatal damage, it is also very difficult to deal with.

In this case, working as a group is the best approach, and fighting is indeed not a wise move.

After Zhuo Feiyue explained the rules, everyone entered the simulation training cabin to practice.

The physical and mental requirements of the simulation training cabin are no different from those of a real cockpit, except that the driver only needs to be in the simulation cabin to experience various battle scenes.

After Yun Xingze entered the cabin, the picture that appeared on the screen was a forest that was realistic enough to confuse reality and falsehood. There are also various options available so they can set the mecha model to match their mental power level.

When everyone was ready, Zhuo Feiyue pressed the button, and many obstacles appeared in the simulated battlefield instantly.

There was a huge virtual screen in front of him, and a row of mechas stood before the starting line of the track.

A electronically synthesized female voice began to broadcast: [The simulation training field is ready. Map D2281 is loaded. The actual number of people is 20. The training will start after the countdown ends, and all players are ready!]

Yun Xingze listened attentively. After the countdown was over, the crowd quickly activated their mechas, trying to rush to the forefront immediately.

Yun Xingze was not in a hurry, he followed several mechas larger than himself, always maintaining a certain distance.

When a person in front of him was attacked, he would walk around like a ghost without them realizing.

Of course, artillery fire is an indiscriminate attack, and Yun Xingze still has to pay attention to avoid it. Once he is hit by artillery fire, he will feel about 10% simulated pain, and this level is already enough.

Before long, many students on the field fell and were unable to move on.

Some were hit by artillery fire, some were attacked by mechanical beasts and wild beasts, and some were directly hit trees.

The rest of the people on the field continued to move forward, Yun Xingze could no longer find a shield, so he abandoned his previous strategy and planned to leave the large group to prevent a scuffle.

His strategy soon succeeded, and the C-class lightsaber mecha broke out of the siege and took the first position in the team.

Zhuo Feiyue looked at the screen with an unexpected expression in his eyes. However, compared to the scene a few days ago when Yun Xingze activated a mecha, he now feels he can accept it.

When training was in progress for twenty minutes, only four or five people remained on the field.

The speed of the lightsaber mecha gradually slowed down.

As the best alpha in the class, Oriel quickly caught up with Yun Xingze’s speed.

Just as he glanced at Yun Xingze with joy, a high-speed flying mechanical beast attacked him. He had no time to react and was about to be hit in the head!

A lightsaber quickly came out of its sheath and directly split the mechanical beast into two halves.

Oriel’s expression instantly changed from fear to shock—what kind of reaction speed does Yun Xingze have!

Because of the mechanical beast, Oriel fell behind again.

Yun Xingze is about to reach the end.

However, at this moment, the lightsaber mecha suddenly stopped, staggered a few steps, and almost fell to the ground.

Zhuo Feiyue hurriedly turned his head to look at Yun Xingze’s simulation cabin.

Sure enough, after a moment, the hatch opened and Yun Xingze came out from inside sweating profusely. He panted and said, “Teacher Zhuo, Teacher Zhuo, I’m out of strength…”

Zhuo Feiyue hurriedly recruited a small emergency robot to supplement him. After taking the nutrient, he asked with concern: “Do you need to go to the infirmary?”

“No.” Yun Xingze’s face improved a lot after taking the nutrient.

Zhuo Feiyue’s tone was a little regretful: “If you didn’t cut that beast just now, you should be able to reach the finish line.”

“It’s not a formal match, it’s okay.” Yun Xingze said casually.

Oriel came out of the simulation cabin and after hesitating for a moment, he asked Yun Xingze why he had helped himself just now.

“I’m afraid your head will fly to me.” Yun Xingze said half-jokingly.

The others laughed. Oriel was embarrassed for a while, and then couldn’t help but curl his lips. Although it was a simulated battlefield, Yun Xingze’s sword just now gave him the illusion of being rescued from the edge of life and death.

After Yun Xingze rested, he thought to himself that an omega’s physical strength was still inferior.

However, even so, Yun Xingze and Oriel became the only two in the class who lasted twenty minutes.

After the training, Yun Xingze wanted to go back to the dormitory with Lu Ranxu, but Zhuo Feiyue stopped him.

The old man pulled Yun Xingze aside with a serious expression: “Xingze, this audition is very important to you.”

Yun Xingze nodded. “I will take it seriously.” But he was also a little confused, why did he only say this to himself?

In the next second, Zhuo Feiyue’s words solved Yun Xingze’s confusion:

“Because of the matter with Chi Yu, the school board is considering kicking you out of school. I think this is too much, so I discouraged their behavior. I said you have changed your mind recently and want to participate in the Mecha Contest.”

Yun Xingze swallowed, and suddenly had a bad feeling.

“The school board asked me to tell you that if you are eliminated in the audition, you must leave Xinghai Academy.” Zhuo Feiyue’s voice is obviously a bit heavy, “So, you must solve the problem of insufficient physical strength within three days and successfully pass the audition. Understand?”

In both life and death, Yun Xingze never expected the competition is still linked to whether he will be dropped out of school.

After a moment, he nodded lightly but firmly: “I understand.”

 


Another full chapter, but then they get longer again. 🤷

The Mecha Contest has 2 parts: (1) audition, (2) battle. The audition (obstacle course) is what they’re practicing right now, and passing it is required to go to the battle stage.

 

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  • 1
    T/N: The author used Combat/Battle before, but switched to Mecha. I’m keeping it to whatever they wrote, and the departments themselves don’t matter much in the whole LN either.
  • 2
    Dark as in evil-hearted or money-grubbing
  • 3
    Excitement, enthusiasm. As if injected with chicken blood
  • 4
    When they fight, someone else will take advantage to surpass them.
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  1. Malacat says:

    Time for MC to go full bad ass on everyone and show his skills.

    1. komorebi says:

      You won’t have to wait long. He shows off with a hint of his bear child nature. 😉

      1. Chrissy says:

        I love his near child nature! Thanks for translating ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Reign says:

    The dark horse needs to lay low and them BAM! Come out on top at the end. Cool guys don’t look at explosions~

    1. komorebi says:

      No explosions in the coming chapters, but there are some kickass MC moments.

  3. A1B2C3 says:

    Looks like YXZ is slowly showing his capabilities and making allies (Or potential suitors? Obviously can’t match up to ML)

    Thanks for your hard work!

    1. komorebi says:

      Haha. That begins after the next handful of chapters.

  4. Panda Eyes says:

    Despite the teacher is old enough to be called grandpa (maybe??) I’m glad that at least he always on MC’s side n guide him, unlike the parent

  5. Sadie Woods says:

    I know YXZ will succeed because plot, but I still couldn’t help the eyeroll at the school. Clearly they are hoping YXZ humiliates himself bad enough, or possibly gets hurt, aand it solves their “problem”. He’s not going down that easily though!

    Thanks for your hard work translating!

    1. komorebi says:

      Thanks for reading.

      The attitude of his class is accurate though if he has shown no notable prowess around mechas. But you’ll see. 😉

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