“Are you two discussing an escape plan?” Neil stretched his neck curiously, “Let me remind you that you are already surrounded.”
Ji Xingjue first retreated his body while trying to contact the outside―only to find that the signal was blocked.
Neil kindly reminded, “Professor Ji, the signal from the base can’t be sent out oh.”
Ji Xingjue quickly opened his built-in program, and the progress bar slowly moved forward by 15%. He suddenly felt fortunate, “The still lagging behind in technology of The Star Pirate really benefiting”. Raising his eyes, he pretended to be innocent. “Boss Neil is really amazing.”
Qi Qing calmly glanced over. “Just now you said, cooperation?”
“That’s right.” Neil snapped his fingers, and his eyes fell on Hans, who was being held in his hand like a chicken. “Presumably, this nest of little Star pirates is not worthy of His Excellency Marshal’s risk of involvement. I heard that the Holy Order planned to frame Professor Ji in the Imperial Capital, and even attacked your Excellency, so the two of you came for him, right?”
Qi Qing calmly looked at him. He didn’t join in his conversation, and Neil could only continue on his own. “However, the Marshal and Madam should have discovered that this Hans is just a piece of shit.”
“Indeed.” Qi Qing, a man of few words, coldly spit out these two words.
Ever since he was aware of the existence of the Holy Order, he tried to capture alive the priest hiding behind the Star pirate many times.
He used to counter the Star pirates countless times on the battlefield. However, while fighting directly with the Star pirates, the priest hiding behind their back were all mysterious and cunning, either fleeing before being caught, or committing suicide directly, and the Star pirates who were caught didn’t know much about the Holy Order, and they couldn’t tell him anything useful either.
“I’m sure that Hans doesn’t know about the Holy Order as well as I do,” Neil said with a slight smile on his face. “Like the Marshal, I also want to destroy them.”
Qi Qing’s handsome face was still as cold as before, but there was a probe in his eyes. “The Star pirates are closely involved with the Holy Order, and your words have no credibility.”
“No, I’m different.” Neil shook his index finger, “I’ll take revenge on the Holy Order for killing my father.”
Ji Xingjue’s mind flashed over the information about the great Star pirate “Luther” that he had found earlier.
Neil was indeed the missing orphan.
Neil was very confident that he would succeed. “I can provide you with the information of the Holy Order, but I also need the strength of the Marshal for mutual benefit.”
The progress bar had reached 97%.
Neil stared at the two of them without blinking. Ji Xingjue was not good at giving Qi Qing signals, so he reached out his hand and grabbed his fingers, gently squeezing them.
Neil narrowed his eyes and keenly asked, “What is Madam doing?”
“I’m a little nervous to meet a Star pirate as superior as yourself face to face,” Ji Xingjue revealed a weak and delicate smile. “So I’m seeking comfort from my husband.”
Qi Qing: “…”
Neil suddenly realized. In order to be a gentleman, he put away the gun in his hand. “I heard that the relationship between the two of you is not good, why do I feel like everyone has been deceived when I look at you two now? And if the Marshal is interested, why don’t you come to my reception room for a detailed discussion.”
The progress bar reached 100%.
The tightly closed alloy door at the side opened without a sound, revealing the scene inside the anchor port.
There was a black battleship quietly filled in the Star port, and the small starship that was successfully invaded was within 100 meters, with the red indicator light was on.
Ji Xingjue’s face became hostile in an instant. He raised his hand, and ruthlessly fired a gunshot, catching Neil off guard.
Neil’s face changed dramatically. He kept guarding against Qi Qing’s every move, but he forgot to pay attention to Ji Xingjue. If it wasn’t for his instinct to experience life and death all year round, and jumping a few steps back in reflection, that shot would have hit him.
When he raised his head again, Ji Xingjue and Qi Qing had already rushed into the docking port and ran towards the starting battleship.
Neil’s face turned cold, and after connecting to the base authority, his voice sounded in the docking port: “I underestimated the two of you, but what’s the use of you getting a battleship?”
The Star pirates who were in ambush listened to the order and chased into the mooring of the ship.
The space base wasn’t big, and the terrain full of small battleships was more conducive to avoidance. Qi Qing turned a deaf ear to Neil’s voice and shot an approaching star pirate with his backhand.
Ji Xingjue ran in front, seeing the battleship close at hand, he connected his authority, turned over and jumped into the landing compartment, and said with a stern voice, “Give me your hand!”
Qi Qing first threw Hans into the cabin, then held Ji Xingjue’s hand, and jumped into the ship.
Only after the alloy door closed with a click, then Ji Xingjue breathed a sigh of relief. He hurried into the control room, and glanced at the surrounding situation. “Lord Marshal, it’s not good. If we can start a battleship, so can the Star pirate.”
Qi Qing sat in front of the console and said briefly, “Leave it to me.”
Ji Xingjue found a long rope from the corner, quickly tied Hans, and muttered, “Why are there still ropes on the battleship? What are these Star pirates usually playing in here?”
The surrounding battleships also started one after another. Qi Qing controlled the battleship to take off, and the left-wing fort stretched out, accurately hitting a starship with its gun muzzle on the ground.
The sound of the communication request rang, and as soon as Ji Xingjue who was sitting on the other side of the console connected the communication, Neil’s image emerged with a sour expression on his face. “Suddenly taking action after a good talk, isn’t the Madam going too far?”
Ji Xingjue replied casually, “I had a good talk with Qi Qing before and Your Excellency fired a few shots as soon as you showed up, wasn’t it too much?”
The boss of the Star pirate on the opposite side smiled. “I can’t tell that Madam is so vengeful.”
“Same same, but I’m just not used to being at disadvantage.”
Several warships came from the rear, trying to outflank Qi Qing and Ji Xingjue before and after. Qi Qing glanced at the densely flashing red dots on the console and reminded him, “Sit down properly.”
Ji Xingjue heard the sound, fixed himself on the seat, while leaning sideways and smiled. “Fly as much as you want, don’t worry about me.”
As soon as he finished speaking, the battleship suddenly rolled over and accelerated, rushing out from the outflanking of several battleships. The two of them sat steadily, but Hans, who was tied up, wasn’t so lucky. His head was slammed against the bulkhead, and was woken up with a cry. He stared blankly at the situation in the cabin.
The next moment, the battleship flipped 360 degrees again. Before Hans could speak, his head slammed into the wall again making him pass out with his eyes rolling to the back of his head.
The battleship gradually flew high into the sky. When they looked back from the window, they could see the Star pirate battleships were chasing after them.
Qi Qing operated the battleship to evade attacks and rarely counterattacked, but every time he counterattacked, the outstretched muzzle could accurately destroy a starship.
The communication light screen hadn’t been cut off yet, and Neil, who was watching this amazing operation, applauded with appreciation. “As expected of the Marshal.”
Ji Xingjue who was trying to contact the Imperial army, twitched the corner of his mouth. “Boss Neil’s mouth is so sweet.”
Although the two sides had become hostile with each other to the point of chasing each other to death, Neil still did not give up his intention to cooperate. “But no matter how powerful the Marshal is, it’s still impossible to escape with Madam being unscathed. No matter what, there is no harm for you in cooperating with me. As long as you agree, I will immediately call for a ceasefire.”
Ji Xingjue was about to reply when Qi Qing suddenly interjected indifferently, “What did you just say?”
Neil: “Marshal, you are already surrounded, give up your resistance.”
Qi Qing raised his eyebrows. “Neil Luther, it is you who are surrounded.”
As his voice fell, thousands of starships suddenly jumped out from the gravel piles surrounding the space base. Compared with the scattered Star pirates, these battleships were orderly and sophisticated, and their muzzles were all aimed at the Star pirates.
Another communication request from Damel came in.
“Marshal, this subordinate has arrived late.” Damel bowed his head in shame, “There are too many bombs ambushed in the rubbles, which took us a while to clear up.”
Qi Qing only gave him a sound of acknowledgement and when he turned his eyes to meet Ji Xingjue’s, he heard an explanation, “The signal blocking only blocks between the outside world and the space base, so I sent a message to the people on the battleship.”
Several people waiting on the battleship received the order and immediately activated their disguise to leave for the space base and as well as notified Damel.
The situation reversed in an instant.
Neil didn’t seem to be too flustered, it was just that the smile on his face was finally flatten. “What an error! The Marshal still has this trick up his sleeves… But I still want to ask, has the Marshal reconsidered? I can take you to the Boundless Star Sea and capture the archbishop who is stationed inside.”
Damel stood still and waited for Qi Qing’s order, and Ji Xingjue didn’t say anything, waiting for Qi Qing to decide.
After a long time, a sneer appeared on Qi Qing’s lips. “You seem to have misunderstood something.”
Neil was startled.
“If you have the ability, so do I.” Qi Qing turned his head and spit out two words coldly, “Fire.”
Neil finally couldn’t hold back anymore. “Fxkk you, fuxk your grandpa, Qi Qing…”
“If you want to cooperate, you might as well prove your ability first, such as surviving this calamity.”
Qi Qing politely leaned over and raised his hand to cut off the communication.
And Ji Xingjue was simply gasping in amazement.
Against the powerful firepower of the regular army, this group of Star pirates was almost powerless to resist. Qi Qing drove the battleship to approach the command ship, and when the hatch was docked, he carried Hans, who had a bloody nose and a swollen face over. As soon as he stepped in, Damel hurried to his side. “Thank God, Marshal, you’re fine! Eh? Who is this?”
Qi Qing threw Hans to two soldiers. “The priest.”
Although Qi Qing had caught a person of the Holy Order, Damel seemed to perceive that the Marshal was in a bad mood, so he didn’t ask any further questions, and only signaled his subordinates to take good care of the priest before giving a report. “Several enemy starships escaped by taking advantage of the chaotic transition. According to your instructions, there are people guarding the transition point. Once the transition takes place, they will fire immediately.”
Qi Qing nodded.
This battle was like a strong wind swept away the remnant clouds, sweeping away the remaining things all at once. After watching the battle situation for a while, he didn’t want to stay any longer, and turned around intending to go back to the battleship he took from the Star pirate.
“Marshal? Have you left anything over there?” Damel followed subconsciously.
“…I’m going back on that starship,” Qi Qing raised his hand to stop him, “There are a few bosses of the Star pirates’ imprisoned in the space base. Dispatch people to take them back.”
“Yes!” Damel, who never questioned Qi Qing’s order, bowed his head respectfully.
Ji Xingjue conscientiously stayed in the Star pirate’s battleship, watching the artillery fire in the distance.
Battleships were constantly being hit and fell down in the raging fire. The splendid fire was reflected in his eyes, and he was slightly absent-minded.
Hearing the familiar footsteps approaching, he regained his senses and smiled slightly. “Lord Marshal is very reliable.”
The reliable Marshal stared at him, his light-colored eyes seemed to be covered with a thin layer of ice. “Ji Xingjue.”
Seeing his face, Ji Xingjue stepped back cautiously and tactically. “If the merits and demerits are equal, the Marshal won’t still want to settle scores at an opportune moment, right?”
Suddenly, darkness enveloped the scenes in front of his eyes and a huge force came from his waist.
The familiar clear breath lingered around his body; the breath seemed to be cold, but the embrace was very warm.
Ji Xingjue was stunned for three seconds before he realized that he was being hugged by Qi Qing.
The tall man closed his eyes, like a pedestrian in the ice and snow absorbing the temperature, and his strength was so great that Ji Xingjue almost couldn’t breathe.
He was a little at a loss, but still stood obediently where he was, and accepted the sudden hug. After hesitating for a long while, he reached out to hug Qi Qing, patted his back lightly, and said, “It’s alright, it’s fine… It’s fine now.”
Salted Fish – Drifting Wanderer
The author has something to say:
Xiao Qi: I can feel at ease only if my wife hugs me!
[I might continue Taizi again during my golden week holiday in May. But not to expecting too much because Taizi has always been my biggest weakness in translation! Q^Q]
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