The First Interstellar Energy Gambler - Chapter 69
Chapter 69: Reinforcements Arrive
Everyone was shocked by the huge fleet that suddenly appeared in front of them, and didn’t know what to do for a while.
Xing Mo’s muscles tightened with anxiety. He speculated that the battleships and mechas that appeared in front of them should be the main force of the interstellar pirate group, otherwise they wouldn’t have been able to remotely activate the main system of this battleship, launch remote positioning, and open a spacial tear.
If the leader of this interstellar pirate group were to discover that the people in their warship were not interstellar pirates but Imperials, then the escapees would all be in danger…
“Boss, what do we do now?” Xie Dong looked at Xing Mo nervously.
After Xing Mo had demonstrated his absolute strength, everyone respected and feared him, and regarded him as their leader. As he was flustered, Xie Dong let slip and called him boss directly.
Xing Mo didn’t waste time to correct Xie Dong. He asked after a several long moments of thought, “Does anyone know the Federal language?”
Everyone looked at each other. After a while, a thin, middle-aged man named Wang Chang came out. As he was a businessman who had many years of business dealings with the Federation, he deliberately learned some Federal languages. Although he wasn’t entirely fluent, there was no big problem in general communication.
“Okay, those interstellar pirates will most likely contact us in a while. You will be in charge of responding to the call. Those with protective clothing and interstellar pirate masks will stay on the bridge. The rest of the people without protective clothing and masks will hide in the inner cabin. Don’t come out.”
He believed that after these interstellar pirates completed the space jump, the leader of the interstellar pirate group would definitely contact them. At that time everything in the main control room would be exposed to the other side, so they had to prepare in advance.
Everyone responded very quickly. In just a few minutes, they completed the task according to his instructions. All irrelevant personnel returned to the inner cabin, and everyone in the main control room was dressed in the uniform of an interstellar pirate.
Wang Chang stood at the forefront, Xing Mo stood beside him, and Xie Dong and Chen Yi grabbed the two real interstellar pirates and stood behind them through the cover of the crowd. Once they encountered a question that Wang Chang couldn’t answer, there would be at least two real interstellar pirates who can help deal with it.
After the spatial tear was fully opened, the dozens of GX battleships and hundreds of new mechas began to move through. Xing Mo seized what time they had left to dig out some information about the interstellar pirates from the mouths of the two interstellar pirates they had on the bridge, and spoke briefly with Wang Chang about how to answer questions.
After the space jump of the interstellar pirate group was completed, the GX battleship controlled by Xing Mo was integrated into the large force of the interstellar pirate group.
As Xing Mo expected, the battleship’s system control platform directly opened video communications with the main ship, and a blond man wearing a dark blue mask appeared on the big screen. His narrow eyes showed indifference and alienation. It seemed that his person should be Nelson, the head of the interstellar pirate group.
“Where is Brent?” Nelson’s gaze scanned the people in the main control room, and then asked in a cold voice.
Brent should be the name of the pirate boss who wore the red mask. Wang Chang replied according to the words Xing Mo taught him before, “Brent died in battle…”
“What did you say?!” Nelson’s pupils shrank slightly, and a sharp, bloodthirsty light flashed under his eyes. “Brent is a third-level fire type ability user. How could he be killed so easily? What’s going on?!”
Brent was a confidant of Nelson, and Nelson not only trusted him, but also had confidence in his strength. If he didn’t he would not have been allowed to lead a team alone.
Robbery of a civilian cruise ship was supposed to be an extremely simple task. Nelson would never have imagined that such a simple task would have caused him to lose a general.
“There was a multi-line ability user on the shuttle. Brent was defeated by him. We also lost a lot of our brothers. In order for us to evacuate, Brent detonated the bombs installed on the shuttle. He died with the multi-line ability user.”
“What? Multi-line ability user? How is this possible?” Nelson didn’t want to believe this fact at all.
“What about the stuff? Did you get it?!” Suddenly, a fat body squeezed into the screen, revealing a somewhat familiar fat face.
It turned out to be that fat man!!!
Xing Mo couldn’t help frowning. If this inexplicable attack came from Fatty Ma’s instructions, then everything makes sense. It seems that his guess wasn’t wrong. This interstellar pirate attack was aimed at Lin Luo. To be more precise, they came for Lin Luo’s priceless piece of purple and gold glass jadeite!
“I asked you a question! The jade I want! Did you get it?!” Fatty Ma roared impatiently when he didn’t immediately receive an answer.
He didn’t care if the person named Brent was dead or not. What he cared about was the that priceless jade!
“No… We couldn’t find the target person. We couldn’t find where he was hiding, but he should have been blown to ashes with the ship just now.” Wang Chang replied in a low voice.
“Trash! A bunch of useless trash…” Fatty Ma suddenly shouted angrily.
“Shut up!” Nelson slapped him suddenly and hard, interrupting his abuse.
“How dare you hit me?!” Fatty Ma looked at Nelson in disbelief.
“If it weren’t for the sake of…, you’d already be a corpse by now.” Nelson said coldly.
After Fatty Ma met the blatant disgust in Nelson’s gaze, he seemed to finally realize that Nelson was not someone he could easily provoke, so he withdrew to the side where he closed his mouth and shrank his neck obediently.
“What’s your name?” Nelson looked at Wang Chang.
Wang Chang swallowed nervously, “My name is Tommy.”
Tommy was one of the interstellar pirates captured by them. He was now tied to the inner cabin. He was similar in size to Wang Chang, so once he put on the mask and protective clothing, Nelson shouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
“Tommy?” Nelson narrowed his eyes and looked at Wang Chang. “Then, since Brent was covering your escape, why didn’t he leave you the control password for the main system?”
There was a cold sweat on Wang Chang’s forehead. He would really not think of a suitable reason for a while, so he could only bite the bullet and answer, “When it’s a critical situation, it may be too late to explain…”
“Oh? Really?” Nelson sneered suddenly, and the communication stopped abruptly.
Everyone looked at each other, wondering what was going on.
However, the next moment, the lights inside the entire battleship suddenly went out, and even the sound of the engines suddenly disappeared. It was as if someone had turned off the battleship’s system remotely. They could only see the outside situation through the observation screen.
A jet-black mecha suddenly flew to the front of their battleship, raised the forearm loaded with the photon torpedo, and launched an attack on them.
With a ‘bang’, the photon torpedo hit the stern of the battleship, causing the entire battleship to vibrate violently, and the stern of the ship even burst into flames.
The people in the battleship were caught off guard, and they fell to the ground.
No matter how Xing Mo hit the console, the battleship’s auxiliary system did not give any response, and even the indicator light didn’t light up.
Obviously, it was Nelson who used his main system’s control authority to completely shut down the operating system of this GX battleship, turning this new warship that should have a strong combat effectiveness into a useless metal box. They had become prey trapped in the metal box and Nelson had become their predator.
“What’s going on?! Did I do something wrong? Did he find out?!” Wang Chang was startled and frightened, and his legs were a little weak.
“Don’t panic, everyone. After the shielding state was lifted, I used my light brain to send a distress signal and to the nearest military personnel. There should be reinforcements coming to the rescue soon. Xie Dong, you go to the weapons depot at the back. Check if there are zero-G exo-suits.”
“Yes!” Xie Dong ran away immediately.
At this time, another photon torpedo hit the flank of the battleship, causing the battleship to shake violently, making it difficult for the people trapped in the battleship to maintain their balance.
Nelson seemed to be torturing them deliberately, unwilling to give them a moment of reprieve. Just like a cat would tease a mouse before killing it, he was attacking their warships with photon torpedoes, but not completely destroying them.
Obviously he can directly use the main system controls to activate the self-destruct device of the battleship, but instead he chose to adopt this method to torture them and let them deeply experience the fear of death.
The battleship was attacked again and again, causing multiple hull breaches, and fires popped up everywhere. Only one or two more attacks, and the ship would be completely destroyed.
“Time to end it.” Nelson gave his final instructions.
The black mech aimed at the battleship again, this time swapping out their plasma torpedo with a heavier hitting quantum torpedo to give them the final blow. At this moment though, behind the interstellar pirates, there suddenly appeared more than two dozen silver-gray mechas all bearing the emblem of the Imperial Army.
“It’s the Imperial Army! It’s our reinforcements!” The empty and dispirited hearts of everyone in the battleship finally surged with hope, and there were faint sobbing sounds of joy from the inner cabin.
Xing Mo also breathed a sigh of relief. The empire had already made sufficient preparations to defend against interstellar pirates. As soon as Ling WenHua received the news, he made his way to the scene of the battle immediately. He knew that these mechas that arrived first were just the advance troops sent by the military, and the main force should still be behind.
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