Chapter 425 A Young Duke’s Reward
Lu Ze knitted his brows and slowly opened his eyes. What he saw next was a ceiling with a vintage luxurious crystal chandelier.
He stared at the chandelier for a moment.
This place was…?
Lu Ze found this ceiling somewhat familiar, then his eyes lit up, and he managed to recollect it.
This is a hotel suite in Star City?
How did I end up here?
Wasn’t I on the battlefield?
Wait a minute!
Let me recall…
He frowned and began recalling.
After he went all-out to kill that planetary-class void beast, another one seemed to have appeared?
Thereafter, the alcoholic and vixen came over?
Speaking of which, weren’t they at the northern border? Why would they suddenly come over to the line of defense at Ena System?
However, the alcoholic was really quite strong.
Lu Ze recalled that punch that killed the planetary state void beast and couldn’t help but sigh.
That woman’s strength wasn’t at the beginner level of the ordinary planetary state anymore.
Although the vixen did not display her strength, it wouldn’t be bad either, right?
It seemed like he would need more time if he wanted to surpass them.
Lu Ze continued to look back on his memories. It appeared that he had fallen asleep due to the arrival of the alcoholic and vixen, huh?
He was simply too tired at that time and didn’t have any ability to think anymore, wasn’t he?
Did he sleep until now?
He wondered what was the situation on the battlefield.
Since both of them had arrived, everything should be under control, right?
Just as Lu Ze was staring at the ceiling with thoughts running wild, that familiar and a little intoxicated voice could be heard. “Ze, you’re awake?”
Lu Ze turned to look at his bedside.
Nangong Jing was seated on the sofa at the side with a bottle of alcohol in her right hand as she smiled at Lu Ze.
Seeing that she still looked a little pale, it was obvious that she hadn’t recovered fully from her injuries.
However, seeing the bottle of alcohol in her hand and her slightly intoxicated voice, she had probably drunk quite a bit.
Lu Ze sat up, moved his body a little, and realized that his body felt very relaxed-there wasn’t any difference—and he was very energized too.
It was clear that the deep sleep recovery was pretty good.
He looked at Nangong Jing and was somewhat speechless. “You’re still drinking when you’re injured?”
Nangong Jing was a bit upset. “You’re too ignorant, aren’t you? Alcohol is the cure for everything!”
Lu Ze: “…”
Alright, anything you say goes.
Lu Ze indicated that he didn’t want to argue with this alcoholic.
At this moment, the room door opened. Qiuyue Hesha and Lin Ling heard their voices, so they entered the room.
Qiuyue Hesha was just like Nangong Jing, her face was pale too, but Lin Ling still looked fine-she didn’t look too awful.
Both of them looked at Lu Ze who was seated on the bed and heaved a sigh of relief.
Lin Ling blinked and asked, “How are you feeling? Do you feel better?”
Lu Ze smiled. “Yes, I’ve recovered fully.” After a pause, he asked suspiciously, “How long did I sleep for?” Lin Ling laughed. “It’s been two days. If not for your stable breathing, we would have thought something happened to you.”
Lu Ze was taken aback when he heard that.
‘I actually slept for so long?”
Lu Ze hadn’t slept this long for a very long time.
Actually, the practice of martial arts really had several benefits.
Even without sleep, he could still be energized, and if they were in the Earth era, it was simply a must-have for late nights.
He didn’t have to worry about sudden death or hair loss ever!
Then, Lu Ze suddenly thought of the battlefield and asked, “How’s the line of defense?”
Qiuyue Hesha smiled. “The line of defense is fine. The female T-rex and I helped Lieutenant General Nigel to kill three planetary state void beasts. Two lieutenant generals came later, and we all stood guard until the natural wormhole disappeared.”
Lu Ze listened to the Qiuyue Hesha and felt relieved. Subsequently, he had a complex gaze. “There were many guards who died, weren’t there?”
After all, many aperture opening state guards died from just a few mouth cannons from the void beast, and there would probably be no less in the warship and other areas.
The moment Lu Ze said that, all three of them went silent. Following this, Qiuyue Hesha sat by the bed, and her fingers stroked against Lu Ze’s cheeks gently, making Lu Ze feel slightly ticklish.
She smiled with a gentle gaze and said, “Little brother Lu Ze, you don’t have to bear too many burdens. You are very gifted, but you’ve cultivated only for a short period. Don’t put all of the responsibilities on yourself.”
Nangong Jing took a few gulps of alcohol and came to Lu Ze’s side as well. She grabbed Lu Ze’s neck with one hand and rubbed his hair harshly with another, then said unhappily, “Brat, you even dared to go up against a planetary-class void beast, huh? What if something happens?! You’re still young, and this is not something you should bear. Nobody would blame you even if you didn’t fight the beast.”
Lu Ze’s lips twitched, and he was in a bad mood.
In any case, he rendered great service and killed the planetary-class void beast, right? Yet, he got scolded by these two women? Tsk, weren’t they too aggressive?!
Just as Lu Ze’s heart was breaking, Nangong Jing put more force on the hand grabbing his neck and pulled his body forward.
Thereafter, Lu Ze found his face wrapped in softness, and a faint fragrance wafted into his nostrils. Lu Ze: “???!!”
Wait a minute!
Could it be…???
Just then, Nangong Jing’s gentle voice resounded. “But because of you, Ze, at least we managed to lose fewer motherships, even Mo Xie, Chi Xiaomo, and Bernie wanted to thank you for saving their lives. You’re my student, indeed!”
Lu Ze: “…”
He was slightly stunned as he felt the softness against his face.
Did this woman drink too much?? She wouldn’t kill him to silence him later, would she??
With that thought, Lu Ze felt terrified and kept feeling that death was looming.
Not only Lu Ze, even Lin Ling and Qiuyue Hesha, were stunned by Nangong Jing’s actions.
They clearly didn’t expect that Nangong Jing would do such an action that was hated by both man and god.
Lin Ling’s eyes lit up, then, she said, “Big sister Jing, Ze’s injuries had just recovered. It is not good for you to stimulate him like that. It is better to let go.”
Nangong Jing was dumbfounded. It seemed like she hadn’t reacted to what Lin Ling had said until she felt the warm breath on her chest. She froze and realized what she was doing
Wait a minute!
She was actually hugging this Lu Ze kid?!
She immediately felt unwell and was so embarrassed that her head was about to melt off.
Hence, she didn’t hesitate at all and pushed Lu Ze away.
Lu Ze, who was thinking whether to push Nangong Jing away, suddenly felt a strong force, and he was immediately shoved toward the bed.
Nangong Jing said calmly, *cough* “Anyway, I am proud of you.”
Lu Ze: “…”
He was plastered to the bed, and his mouth spasmed.
He didn’t feel like she was proud of him at all…
At this point, Qiuyue Hesha’s eyes narrowed, and she said languidly, “T-rex, I didn’t expect that after your god art was enhanced, your love luck has improved too, huh?”
When Nangong Jing heard that, she became enraged, and the chi around her body surged. She glared at Qiuyue Hesha. “This was an accident! Vixen, are you trying to start a fight!”
Lin Ling lowered her head and mumbled, “There was a similar accident previously too, right?”
Yeah… when they were drinking together previously?
Nangong Jing froze.
Even this obedient Lin Ling wasn’t speaking up for her, huh?
Nangong Jing was so tired.
She wasn’t interested in Lu Ze at all. Besides, Alice liked him.
Anyway, she had decided to commit her life to martial arts and keep becoming stronger to protect the human race, how could she fall for Lu Ze?
It wouldn’t happen!
Lu Ze scratched his head and didn’t know what to say.
Mhm… it felt like he had been taken advantage of?
Should he thank the alcoholic for treating him with the utmost kindness?
Lu Ze lifted his head, looked at how angry Nangong Jing was, and his lips twitched.
I think that maybe I should just forget it? Otherwise, I might be beaten to death. Being teased by Qiuyue Hesha and Lin Ling, Nangong Jing couldn’t really retaliate. She seemed to have thought of something when her eyes lit up, and she changed the subject.
“Oh right, Ze, your power and Lin Ling’s have reached the mortal evolution state and above level 3 of the federal honor badge. Both of you had also done a great job this time and fulfilled the conditions of becoming a young duke. You will be bestowed with the title on earth next week.”
Lu Ze was stunned when he heard that. Following this, a trace of surprise flashed across his eyes. “Lin Ling and I are going to be young dukes?”
He waited so long for this day!
Hm… he waited about three to four months, eh?
It finally arrived!
Next time, he would be young duke Lu Ze!
By then, it would be quite a level up in terms of class for him, and he was quite excited about it!
Lin Ling had already gotten the news earlier on and didn’t really react to what Nangong Jing said.
Right then, Lu Ze looked at Nangong Jing eagerly and asked, “Would there be any rewards or something after being bestowed with the title?”
As a young duke, the rewards should be quite bountiful, right?
Nangong Jing smiled when she had successfully changed the subject. “Of course, as a young duke, you’ll be the core military strength of the people. As long as you don’t fall, most people are able to reach the highest discipline of the planetary state, some even reach the star state. There would definitely be rewards for prodigies like these.”
“Before a young duke reaches the planetary state level, the Federal Government will give at least 2 million federal contributions points per month. As to exactly how much one would get is dependent on the young duke’s talent and his or her contributions. Also, each young duke will have a private spaceship that is very fast and has a nearly planetary state level of attack and defense.”
With that said, Nangong Jing paused. “My Golden Whirl is a reward from the Federation.”
After finishing her sentence, Lu Ze’s eyes lit up.
He always thought that the alcoholic bought the Golden Whirl for herself so that it was more convenient for her missions. He didn’t expect that it was a reward for becoming a young duke? Does this mean that he would also have a spaceship too?
Also, the federal contribution points are so high??
If he received at least 2 million points a month, that would be 24 million a year!
Moreover, most of the young dukes receive more than this, right?
They receive plenty of resources without doing any missions!
It was almost like the Federation would cover all the expenses needed to reach the planetary state level once you become a young duke.
It was clear that the Federation’s treatment of the young dukes was amazing.