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Chapter 41 Part 2 Powerful treatment
In his heart, the young sentinel felt that the well-known Major General Leo is just charmed by the legendary god-level guide, so he is lying with his eyes open. So many people in their Team 3 saw it with their own eyes that Xiào Mu didn’t do anything to help.
“En…what’s the matter?” A confused voice came from below. The captain of Team 1 is a muscular man with cropped hair. He looked confused for a moment before jumping up like ‘a carp out of water’. “Major General, the other party has a weapon that could attack spiritual power!” He saluted Leo with a serious face.
The scene caused the young sentinel to be stunned, and the rest of Team 3 are also stunned. After a while, the soldiers who are lying on the ground woke up one after another, recalling what happened before they fell unconscious. Then they looked around with question marks in their eyes. However, after seeing Leo, they consciously swallowed their question and stood up to wait for his(L) order.
The captain of Team 1 realized that something is wrong, and glanced at the Qian Yao lying on the ground. “Major General, when did I rescue Colonel Qian… and who gave me the treatment?” He remembers that his spiritual state was suddenly attacked so fiercely that he fell into a coma instantly. The force should have caused him to suffer a huge trauma so how did he recover?
Leo stared at the young sentinel. The young sentinel’s face flushed red and he turned to look at Xiào Mu. He was about to speak, but he saw Xiào Mu squatted down to check Qian Yao’s situation.
Xiào Mu frowned and released the Pin Hold skill on Qian Yao. The buff is then displayed under the red and blue bars of Qian Yao and he could see the remaining value of Qian Yao’s physical fitness and spiritual power. Qian Yao is in a bad state, his spiritual power and physical strength are all critical, almost to 0 value. A person’s life is in danger so Xiào Mu can’t care of anything else1. He quickly took out a high-grade boost pill but looked at Qian Yao who was unconscious, he looked a little helpless. Xiào Mu turned to Leo and asked, “Is there any water?”
To reply, Leo looked at the young sentinel again. The young sentinel quickly took out a military kettle from the space storage and handed it to Xiào Mu. Leo glared at him, grabbed the kettle, and squatted down. Putting the kettle by his feet, he pinched Qian Yao’s chin with his left hand, while holding the boost pill in his right hand. Next, Leo stuffed the pill into Qian Yao’s mouth and poured water from the kettle down Qian Yao’s throat.
Xiào Mu’s mouth twitched, isn’t that too rude?!
Waiting for Qian Yao to swallow the medicine, Leo threw the kettle back to the young sentinel, who quickly caught it. Then when he saw Xiào Mu stand up, the young sentinel yelled loudly, “I’m sorry!”
Xiào Mu was taken aback by the yell and don’t know if he should laugh or cry. He couldn’t help but rubbed his ears.
Leo’s face is almost frozen with anger. He pointed at the young sentinel, “An Lu, you rascal. Are you itchy for a beating? Quickly carry Qian Yao on your back and return to the starship.”
An Lu shrank his neck and looked at Xiào Mu, “I’m sorry, please forgive me.” He is surprised by his power and admiringly added, “You really are a god-level guide. I have never seen someone giving treatment to sentinel like how you did.” He couldn’t help raising his voice, “My God, I simply can’t believe it. You have treated 200 unconscious sentinels who suffered from mental confusion in 15 minutes!”
The captain of Team 1 finally got his answer and found out who treated him, so he quickly thanked Xiào Mu.
Xiào Mu smiled and said, “It’s just my thank to your Major General for taking me to Planet Ba, but you are welcome.”
A group of people returned to the starship. The cargo starship had been completely suppressed, and Wood reported the situation.
“The person in charge of the cargo starship is the vice commander of the Nathan space pirate group. He is called Old Second in the group. He transported the last batch of ores and left Planet Jiu. Shortly after that, he was spotted by the Planet Yan’s police so he fled to Planet Jiu to escape.”
Leo sarcastically said, “They can’t contain the space pirates nor catch them. Planet Yan’s police force is really amazing.” In a deep voice, Leo continued, “The Nathan space pirate group made trouble in Planet Jiu so they are now the prisoners of our Planet Yao Empire. Keep them guarded tightly so that Planet Yan doesn’t laugh at us.”
Wood responded with a serious face. His major general just ridiculed other people for making mistakes, so if he made the same mistake immediately after that, his major general might explode on the spot.
It didn’t take long for the remaining survivors of the Planet Jiu garrison to be rescued by the 1st Army. Among them, many soldiers fell in a coma, and the doctors accompanying the starship are instantly busy. Leo arranged follow-up matters in the command room, while Xiào Mu went to help the doctors. His identity is no longer a secret, so his previous behavior of wearing a hat and lowering his head is considered useless. Fortunately, the army soldiers are strictly disciplined. Even if they know his identity, no one will come to him to make a confession or something. It’s just that no matter where Xiào Mu goes, the gaze on him is extremely hot, comparable to modern fanatics fan.
The garrison soldiers were seriously injured, and there are obvious wounds everywhere. Xiào Mu gave each person a Pin Hold buff and found that most of their bar is low, almost at the extreme value. He asked the soldiers to put those soldiers with extremely low physical strength together and fed everyone a mid-grade boost pill. The mid-grade pills are actually prepared for himself, while for high-grade pills, he only had 4. These are extras from when he made boost pills for Leo, in the case for emergency.
After dealing with the patients, Xiào Mu breathed a sigh of relief. Although his spiritual power can always be restored to the max, he will inevitably feel tired from treating so many patients, walking around, and providing help from time to time. Xiào Mu glanced at the system backpack and saw that the boost pills have consumed a lot. About to close the system panel, Xiào Mu thought of something and moved to the skill panel.
At the second skill ‘Pin Lift’ on the upper left, the progress bar is activated and showed the number of currency progress: 525/1000.
Xiào Mu looked at the Pin Lift icon, and saw a line of prompt appeared next to it: [No cooling time, chanting for 1.25 seconds to release. Recover spiritual power 1,500 points once. Spiritual power consumed is 10% of the recovery value.]
Seeing this, Xiào Mu’s eyes lit up. This is a commonly used skill in the game to increase blood/red bar. The chanting time is short, but the recovery value is high. And if combined with the skill ‘Acupoint’ skill, it will have the effect of detoxification. However, the skill panel is a little different from the game panel, as there is no column for Acupoint, and Xiào Mu doesn’t know if there is an additional effect of detoxification available.
What surprised Xiào Mu after that is he remembered ever since he activated the skill Pin Hold, he did not give anyone spiritual treatment. That means in the progress of 525, almost all of the increase came from the skill treatment today. The skill progress requires Xiào Mu to treat patients with mental confusion, which means that spiritual treatment is not mandatory. Xiào Mu can also use the game skills that restore spiritual power to add to the progress. In this case, his skill progress will be much faster.
“You are a god-level guide?”
Xiào Mu turned his head when he heard the voice, and saw Greene standing not far away, looking at him with complicated eyes. Xiào Mu is not sure about that but thinking about Ren’s words, Greene is probably right. So Xiào Mu nodded, “Yes.”
“No wonder,” Greene whispered, eyes turning red2, “I envy you.”
Starting at the face almost the same as him with red eyes, Xiào Mu felt particularly awkward. In fact, apart from their appearance, he and Greene are different in many ways. His figure is slender, but Greene is thinner than him; unhealthy thinness. Their hair color is far different, and Greene is a little shorter than him.
When Leo came out of the command room and passed by the infirmary, he saw Xiào Mu standing by the door, “Are you tired? Go and rest.”
Xiào Mu nodded, “A bit later.”
“Thank you. If there is anything you need help with in the future, feel free to ask me.” Qian Yao stood beside Leo and said. His face is pale, but his expression looked serious.
Seeing that both men are heading out, probably to deal with the follow-up, Xiào Mu doesn’t want to delay their work. He smiled, “Okay.”
Leo saw Xiào Mu looked tired and worried that he is forcing himself, so he offered, “I will send you back to the lounge first.”
“No need,” Xiào Mu waved his hand and pointed in the direction of the lounge, “I can go by myself.” Leo stared at him and Xiào Mu felt helpless. He is heading to the lounge originally so he said goodbye to Greene, and went into the lounge.
Leo waited until Xiào Mu entered the lounge before leaving with Qian Yao.
Greene stood dazedly at the door. Staring at Leo’s back, he couldn’t help wanting to cry. Major General Leo didn’t even give him a look, but they looked so alike3! It’s all because he is too weak. He doesn’t know anything so he is useless. The more Greene thought about it, the more uncomfortable he felt, and he squatted in the corner; crying silently.
After washing his hands and face, Xiào Mu laid on the sofa to rest and fell asleep after a while. Later, he is awakened by the itchy feeling on his face. As soon as he opened his eyes, he saw Leo close at hand. Leo is half-kneeling by the sofa, his blue eyes watching Xiào Mu intently, and his fingers are grazing his face. Xiào Mu’s heart jumped suddenly, and he shrank his head. Rubbing his eyes to hide his uncomfortableness, he asked, “Are we going to leave soon?”
A smile flashed in Leo’s eyes, “Have something to eat first and we will leave in an hour.” He paused, “Why don’t you sleep in the bed?”
Xiào Mu then realized that the room is full of the smell of food. He got up and said, “I’m fine sleeping on the sofa.”
“Next time when you need to rest, sleep on the bed. I don’t need to sleep for short trips.” Leo said.
However, it only takes about an hour to travel from Planet Jiu to Planet Ba, so neither of them uses the bed in the end.
As soon as Xiào Mu stepped off the starship, the heat spread over his body. Planet Ba had a very high temperature that after being exposed to sunlight for a minute, Xiào Mu’s body is swimming in sweat.
Leo asked Wood to take Xiào Mu to the training dorm, while he took the mecha soldiers to the training ground to welcome them for their upcoming half-year torturous training. The training dorm is very similar to the student dormitory. There are 4 buildings, with 10 quadruple rooms on each floor. Then, there is a two-story building in the middle, which is the dormitory of the instructors. Xiào Mu is taken to the middle room on the 1st floor of the instructor’s dormitory building.
Wood: “Please contact me if you have any requests… can I add your contact information?”
Xiào Mu accepted Wood’s friend application in his terminal and thanked him. After looking around the room, Xiào Mu is ready to go out and look for Wuming Extract. Wood insisted on following him. Xiào Mu knew it is Leo’s order and didn’t want to make it hard for Wood. Just that, looking at the umbrella Wood is holding, Xiào Mu felt a little helpless.
Xiào Mu: “We are all men, it’s okay to get a little tan.”
Wood’s face looked serious as he said, “If I don’t hold the umbrella for you, your skin will get sunburned.”
So Xiào Mu could only rely on Wood holding the umbrella for him while he walked around looking for herbs. Planet Ba is worthy of the place where Wuming Extract is produced. He soon found the herb but ended up feeling depressed when he wanted to dig the plant up. This ground is too hard! When he stabbed the shovel on the ground, the soil is not dug up, but his hand got shocked by the vibration4 instead. Xiào Mu suspected that the herbs here are way different from the ones in his world. How can herbs grow on this kind of hard ground? Had it not been for the picture displayed in the system panel to be exactly the same as the one on the ground, Xiào Mu even thought he got the wrong herb. In the end, he stood beside Wood holding an umbrella, while Wood took the medicine spatula to help him dig the herb.
Leo saw this scene when he came to find them and his face turned black in an instant. He must inform Xiào Mu that Wood is already 60 years old!
The author has something to say:
Wood (indifferent face): I haven’t reached 56 years old yet, a’ight?!
Raw word count: 6326 (whole chapter)