The Legendary Mechanic - Chapter 21

Published at 27th of December 2018 05:49:12 PM

Chapter 21

Now that Han Xiao had escaped from the Germinal Organization, he no longer had access to the resources that he would need to become stronger . Joining the Six Nations would solve this problem .

Han Xiao already had a plan in mind .

In Galaxy, there was known to be a secret encounter hidden in the Western Capital .

Han Xiao arrived at the gates of a workshop concealed inside an inconspicuous alley . The workshop was nameless, but it had a spanner for a logo .

The secret encounter will be mine in this life!

There was a chess table set up at the entrance of the workshop . Two elderly men were currently engaged in a game .

Their appearances were in stark contrast to one another . The shorter elderly man was bearded and had long, unkempt hair, while the taller old man was prim and proper . Both of them were staring at the chess board intently .

Han Xiao noticed that the tall old man had a missing arm .

Both of them paid little heed to Han Xiao as he stepped into the workshop .

Han Xiao took a look at the chess board . They seemed to be playing playing an intense game of Go .

Suddenly, Han Xiao realized that it was not Go at all! It was Five in a Row!

What the hell are you guys looking so serious for‽

A woman appeared from within the workshop .  "Do you need something repaired?"

She had a fair complexion, rosy cheeks, and was around 1 . 65m tall . Her hair was clipped behind with a black pin, and she was wearing a black vest on top of denim shorts . Although Han Xiao wouldn't go so far as to call her a stunning beauty, she did have an extremely pleasant-looking face . She was very much the proverbial girl-next-door who had gentle eyes and a warm smile . She seemed to be in her mid-twenties—Han Xiao's personal preference .

Women at twenty can be compared to peaches—good to look at but not yet ripe .

Women at thirty, on the other hand, are like ripe grapes .

Of course, these things are always a matter of taste .

As for women at forty . . .

Huh, what about fifty?

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"May I know if this place needs an apprentice?" Han Xiao asked .

For some reason, the woman was overjoyed to hear his words . She hastily grabbed Han Xiao's eblow and pulled him in, as though afraid that he would change his mind .

"Come in, quickly! You might catch a cold . "

Han Xiao looked up at the blazing sun and wondered, Is catching a cold the dialect here for heat stroke?

The workshop was largely coloured in black and white, and there was a second floor .

The first floor was the working area, and it was a fairly spacious area . There were a number of vehicle platforms and workbenches equipped with various tools and machinery . Han Xiao could tell from the blemishes on the workbenches that they were relatively old . There was also quite a number of metal shelves lined up against the wall that were stacked with all sorts of metals and spare parts .

"My name is Lu Qian . I'm the boss here . You can call me Sister Qian," introduced the woman .

"Sister Qian," Han Xiao greeted . He then inquired, "I wish to take up apprenticeship here . Are there any requirements?"

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"Tell me your situation," replied Lu Qian . Her first impression of Han Xiao was quite favorable . She particularly liked the dead look in his eyes—they made Han Xiao look like he was a bum .

He will probably be content with a low wage, she thought to herself .

"I come from afar . My name is Han Xiao . I'm 21 years old, and I have some basic mechanic skills . You can call me Technician Han . "

Technician Han? A puzzled look appeared on Lu Qian's face .

"From afar . . . meaning you're not a student of the Western Capital School?"

The Western Capital School was an elite school that only a select few could enroll in . It followed a special syllabus based on the knowledge given to Aquamarine by the galactic civilization . There, students were taught Pugilist and Mechanic knowledge . Many of its graduates went on to become important figures in Stardragon .

However, as less than 1 in 10,000 people possessed superpowers, having guidance did not make it easier to awaken them .

"I've only learnt some basic Mechanic theory," Han Xiao replied humbly .

"That's a pity . . . " bemoaned Lu Qian .

"Sorry, I didn't mean it that way," she hastily added .

"It's fine . "

"Anyway, I still need to test you . I do need a helper, but you will have to meet my criteria first . "

Lu Qian went to fetch a faulty household appliance back to test Han Xiao . Before Han Xiao could begin, the shorter old man at the chess board suddenly spoke . "Kid, why did you come here?"

Lu Qian frowned in puzzlement . Wasn't it just to find work?

Han Xiao looked at the old man and replied, "I'm just looking for a job . "

For some reason, his reply upset the old man, and he flipped the chessboard .

"I am the owner of this shop . Pass my test, and I will allow you to stay . "

"Oi, Old Man Lu, you're being a sore loser again," erupted the tall old man .

"I have something important to do," stated Old Man Lu matter-of-factly .

"Shameless," replied the tall old man exasperatedly .