The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 66
Chapter 66: Interstellar Pirates
Lin Luo was also awakened from the dormant state, but when he sat up, he saw nothing but darkness and only the emergency lights were on. The beast genes in his body were quickly activated. His pupils gradually enlarged and became round, and quickly adapted to the darkness.
“Brother, what happened?” Lin Luo crawled out of the dormant cabin and looked vigilantly in the direction of the door.
“I don’t know. I’ll go out and see. Don’t move from here!” Xing Mo said, and walked towards the door.
After opening the door of the cabin, a thick plume of smoke billowed out. In the aisle outside the lighting was completely extinguished, and there was a burnt smell everywhere, as well as electric sparks flying from the damaged circuit.
“interstellar pirate! It’s interstellar pirates! interstellar pirates have boarded the ship!” Someone screamed and ran in the thick smoke.
Xing Mo suddenly frowned. He didn’t expect the interstellar pirates to come and attack the ship they were on.
According to the information given by Ling WenHua, the interstellar pirates should have been eyeing the gambling market. Instead they turned their attention to attacking the shuttle. Is it because of the purple and gold two color jade?
Xing Mo turned on his light brain and unexpectedly found that the signal was blocked. He suddenly looked serious and didn’t dare let Lin Luo stand alone, “Xiao Luo, come with me.”
“Okay!” Lin Luo quickly walked out of the cabin and followed closely behind Xing Mo. The two of them carefully walked along the passage together.
Xing Mo was vigilant about the surrounding movement, while calmly thinking about how to get out.
They were on a civilian shuttle ship with a length of 440 meters, a wingspan of 470 meters and a height of 120 meters, which could carry about 2,000 people. The security of the empire had always been stable, and there had never been a case of star thieves attacking civilian shuttle ships. Therefore, civilian shuttle ships usually did not carry large-scale attack weapons. Only a small weapons storeroom would be equipped with some weapons for the ship’s staff to defend themselves.
They were currently located in the cabin of the shuttle ship’s middle deck. The top floor was the main engine bay and cockpit of the shuttle ship. However, according to the current state of the shuttle ship that was almost paralyzed, that should be the place where the interstellar pirate first attacked. Additionally, the automatic defense system of the shuttle ship had been destroyed by the interstellar pirates.
These interstellar pirates blocked StarNet’s signal, so the military might not receive the warning that the shuttle was attacked. However, there was an automatic positioning device on the shuttle, which would send signals to the cruise center every hour. When they found that the shuttle was missing, they should take immediate action.
It’s just that during this time no one could say what would happen, so his top priority was to protect Lin Luo’s safety, then look for a chance to escape.
He remembered that when he was in the military school, he once saw the structure of this NR27 civilian shuttle. At the lowest level of the shuttle, there should be an emergency escape pod equipped with RCS pulse thrusters, which could be manually activated and separated from the main ship.
If they could enter the escape pod, they could be ejected in an instant. These interstellar pirates were definitely not that fast. As long as they could get out of the signal shielding range, they could get in touch with the imperial military through their light brains so that Ling WenHua and the others could immediately drive their mechas to the rescue.
Xing Mo immediately led Lin Luo along the passage to the No. 1 elevator. The elevator was located at the intersection of the left, middle, and right three passages. Xing Mo and the others took the leftmost passage.
When they reached the end, only a few steps away from the elevator, Xing Mo suddenly heard a rush of footsteps, and immediately pulled Lin Luo back into the shadows of the passage.
He saw a figure quickly run over from the right aisle, and at the same time heard them keep shouting, “No, don’t kill me! Ah——!”
The light of the energy gun flashed by, and the man let out a short scream, and fell to the ground. Lin Luo could clearly see the blood slowly flowing out from under him.
Two people in protective suits and masks with interstellar pirate emblems came out. The two shoved each other, seeming to each blame the other for shooting.
The shorter person squatted down, turned the man over, lit up the man’s face with the lighting tool in his hand, and then turned on his light brain. Although because the shorter person turned on the private mode others could not see the content on their screen, but seeing their movements, they seemed to compare the appearance of the man with the information displayed on the light brain.
Finally, the shorter person shook their head, kicked the man’s body aside, and got up to continue the search.
Xing Mo’s pupils shrank when he saw this, and he keenly captured two pieces of information from the movements of the two star thieves.
First, these interstellar pirates came prepared, and they seemed to be looking for someone. Xing Mo had reason to suspect that the person they were looking for was Lin Luo.
Secondly, these interstellar pirates were as vicious as in the legends, and didn’t care about the lives of others at all.
Sitting and waiting for death was not in line with Xing Mo’s personality.
Xing Mo shook his head slightly towards Lin Luo. Lin Luo immediately understood, and obediently stuck to the wall and held still without making any sound.
The figures of the two of them were completely immersed in the darkness. The two interstellar pirates seemed to plan to check each passage in order. They walked towards the middle passage with their lighting tools, not knowing that they were only a few steps away from where two people were hiding.
Just as they were about to enter the middle passage, Xing Mo suddenly burst out. His body was extremely fast, and he rushed behind the two of them at once. His left hand glowed with a cold white light, and grabbed the taller figure’s throat. At the same time his right hand, which had at some point been wrapped in a layer of metal, fiercely smashed into the shorter figure’s temple.
The shorter person took the blow from the iron fist unprepared. His temple sunk in, and he fell down before he had time to even make a sound.
The taller man’s throat was frozen by a layer of frost and his mask fell off. His entire face was flushed as he struggled in pain. At the same time he raised the energy gun he was holding in his right hand, trying to attack Xing Mo.
However, Xing Mo had graduated from the Imperial Military Academy with the first place in their class, and his combat ability was not to be underestimated. He reacted very quickly with an elbow strike, knocking down the energy gun held by the interstellar pirate, then hit the tall man’s temple with another punch.
The tall man’s eyes rolled back as he fell down. In less than a minute, the fight was over.
Xing Mo beckoned Lin Luo to come over, and the two of them put on the protective clothing and masks stripped from the two interstellar pirates, hid the bodies, and then entered the first elevator.
Rather than trying to hide carefully, it was better to pretend to be an interstellar pirate. That way they could move more freely and have an easier time approaching the escape pods.
Elevator No. 1 sent them to the main ship bridge on the 12th floor. They had to cross the long main corridor which would take them to the No. 2 elevator which they would take down to the 24th floor.
Sure enough, as Xing Mo had guessed, they walked unimpeded in the passage, and the interstellar pirates with their energy guns regarded them as their own people and did not doubt them at all.
Probably they thought it would be absolutely impossible for these unarmed people on civilian shuttle ships to pose a threat to them…
When Xing Mo walked to the boarding gate in the middle of the main bridge of the ship, he saw a small GX battleship docked at the docking port on the deck.
The GX battleship was only one-tenth the size of the shuttle ship, and could carry only 60 people, but its performance was much stronger than that of the shuttle ship. Not only was it fast, but it was also flexible and equipped with sufficient firepower.
If he remembered correctly, the thrusters of the GX battleship were also RCS type, so even if they successfully used the escape pod to eject, the GX battleship could still catch up.
It seems that they needed a new plan…
“Why are you doing standing here stupidly?! Hurry up and search! Be sure to find that person!” A small interstellar pirate boss wearing a red mask shouted to them.
He spoke in the common Federal language. Fortunately the masks they wore were equipped with translators, and they repeated the man’s words in Imperial.
Xing Mo nodded, and pulled Lin Luo to walk quickly towards the other end.
When passing through a passageway, they saw two interstellar pirates kicking open a cabin door and dragging out a man and woman from inside. The man firmly guarded the woman behind him.
The interstellar pirate put the energy gun to the young man’s forehead, and asked fiercely, “What’s your name!”
The young man glared at the interstellar pirate as coldly and sharply as a knife, obviously unwilling to answer his question. The interstellar pirate looked at the light brain on his wrist, and seemed to compare it with this person’s face again, and then prepared to pull the trigger without hesitation.
After Xing Mo saw this scene, he immediately kicked out. Once the energy gun in the star thief’s hand was kicked away, Xing Mo raised his own hand to shoot. Under the incredulous gaze of the interstellar pirate, the energy beam passed directly between his eyebrows.
The other interstellar pirate immediately realized something was wrong, and while raising his gun to shoot Xing Mo, he opened his mouth to shout. However, the young man from the cabin turned around and hit the interstellar pirate’s throat with an elbow jab. There was a clear click, and the interstellar pirate fell over while clutching his throat in pain.
Seeing this young man’s neat movements, he should be from a military academy.
“Quickly put on their protective clothing and masks.” Xing Mo said to the young couple.
The young man and woman immediately understood what was going on. According to what Xing Mo had instructed, they put on the clothes of the interstellar pirates, then dragged the corpses of the interstellar pirates into the cabin, posing them face down.
The author has something to say: When everyone saw the update of this chapter, I was already on the plane to Macau~~~ That’s right, I went out again _(:з」∠)_ But when I play, I will also take into account the update, don’t worry~! My food, here I come!!
Seeing many friends who are very curious about Andre’s identity, I can only say that Andre is a good guy╮(￣▽￣”)╭ is not an interstellar pirate. As for his identity, the next chapter or the one after it will be revealed~~
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