Part 9: Duel
While eating, Si Si is still upset that they didn’t come earlier. Otherwise, they might have been eating their meal at the table next to Xiao Nai. Er Xi knocks her out of it by saying, “Stop dreaming. The people with brother Xiao looked like professionals. They needed to discuss business; and definitely reserved a private room.”
On the side, Xiao Ling tries to hold in what she wants to say, but ends up saying, “I heard that it seems like brother Xiao’s company has run into some problems.”
Wei Wei and Er Xi also have looks of disbelief on them. To the underclassmen of the Computer Science Department, Xiao Nai exists on a spiritual level. How can there be problems?
“I heard from Da Zhong. Da Zhong has a basketball teammate who went to work for Xiao Nai’s company after graduating. The day before yesterday, he was eating lunch with Da Zhong and divulged a few things after drinking a lot. It seems like it’s a problem with investments. It happened in just these few days.”
Si Si says: “I still don’t really believe it. It’s Xiao Nai!”
Wei Wei, who is in the middle of biting into a chicken wing and can’t say anything, nods her head fiercely to express her agreement on what is just said. It’s Xiao Nai! If someone who is really tremendous and really formidable is know as an ox (牛 trans: awesome), then Xiao Nai has to be an rhinoceros (犀牛) ~~~ rhinoceros is a rare ox, a rarely seen ox…Can there also be things he can’t resolve?
Then again, thinking about Xiao Nai’s expression just now, underneath the light; he was still chatting and smiling before he became apathetic in the blink of an eye. Wei Wei isn’t very sure anymore.
Er Xi asks knowingly, “Is it a funding problem?”
“I don’t know.” Xiao Ling emphasizes, “I can’t guarantee the reliability of this, but even if this is false, you guys had better not talk about it to others.”
“Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.” Wei Wei nods and says, unclearly, with a chicken wing in her mouth, “Promise, won’t say anything. It’ll disappear like today’s chicken wings.”
When all is said and done, a genius’ world is still too far out of reach. After discussing this topic for a bit, they quickly move onto talking about another topic. After eating, they return to the dorm room and Wei Wei goes online as soon as she can. But, strangely, no one on her friends list is on. Wei Wei is overcome with boredom. Thinking about the Couples PK Competition, she goes onto the game forum.
In the past, Wei Wei didn’t often visit the forums, nor did she look at guides, because she always felt that the delightful part of a game is the exploration. If you already know everything, then there is no meaning to it. But then, after she got married to NaiHe, with the mentality of taking care of the Great Master, Wei Wei will often roam around the forums and read up on things such as married couple’s skills. For a period of time, she even studied up on having a child. But when she saw that to have a child, they needed to enter the bridal room for an hour, and, after getting pregnant, the female’s skills will weaken; and if she fights too much, she might have a miscarriage…
Wei Wei immediately dispelled any thoughts of having a child.
This game is really too twisted!
After scrolling through the forums for a bit, she didn’t see new news on the PK competition. Instead, she sees a very popular post that RealWaterIsScentless wrote on the front page. The topic is: “(Video) [Entry] Our story — The Falling Rain Causes Ripples in the Heart of the Water”
Wei Wei knows about the “Our story” event. It is one of the relatively popular new events. The event requires players to use the game’s recording feature and record a love story within “Dream Voyage in Rivers and Lakes.” There is no limit to the length, the reward is generous, and the winner is voted upon by the players. In fact, it is just to record a short movie using “Dream Voyage in Rivers and Lakes’” recording feature. It isn’t that hard, so many players are participating.
Looks like RealWaterIsScentless is also participating?
Curiously, Wei Wei goes into the topic. The topic contains a video plus a bit of text. Wei Wei clicks the video and watches for a few minutes. It seems to be talking about a hero saving a beauty, and then the story of the hero pursuing the beauty. The main characters are LittleRainYaoYao (LittleRainEnchantress) and RealWaterIsScentless. People from the LittleRain clan are also in it.
After watching for a few minutes, she gradually feels that something is a bit amiss. Why is there a female character named LuWeiWeiWei in it? (Wei Wei’s handle, ReedWeiWei, is LuWeiWeiWei, but using different characters)
In addition, this LuWeiWeiWei is also a red robed heroine carrying a sabre. She occasionally appears next to RealWater and LittleRain, nagging RealWater, causing a disgraceful scene by crying bitterly and obsessing over him over and over again. Her speech is even more crude, and she even has the narcissism of Sister Lotus, making it an obvious contrast to LittleRainYaoYao who speaks elegantly.
At the end of the video, the real LittleRainYaoYao comes out to say a few things, the general meaning is that she hopes people will support them and stuff. Underneath the video is a few words from RealWater. It is a heartwarming, genuine narration about his feelings towards LittleRainYaoYao, and hopes that everyone will vote for them. And saying that even though they are indifferent to the reward, he hopes to get that exclusive rainbow-colored lovers outfit because his wife really likes it.
Wei Wei gets angrier and angrier the more she looks at it. What is this! If you want to show the real thing, then fine. Why do you have to pull someone else in to be the butt of a joke? She closes the forum and goes online. RealWaterIsScentless isn’t online. Filled with ire, Wei Wei angrily types a message over.
“Is it fun to smear someone like this? I never thought you were this type of person!”
After sending the message, she is still feeling furious, but the good child, Wei Wei, can’t think of anything malicious to say to scold others, so can only close the game and head to sleep, even more depressed.
The next day, Wei Wei has a whole day of classes and only can go online at nine at night. As soon as she gets online, her friend chat starts jumping madly. She opens it, it is RealWaterIsScentless’ message.
“Ok, I’m not skilled enough, I accept the loss. I will take off the video and record another one with LittleRain. But even if it’s like this, I have to explain first, that LuWeiWeiWei wasn’t set up by LittleRain and me. We didn’t even notice it at first and thought that someone was trying to stir up trouble. We also didn’t associate it with your name. Also, you must have noticed, the things that this character said had nothing to do with the plot. It was only after we finished filming that we found out it was a joke by a few of LittleRain clan’s friends. But the video was already filmed and it would have been too bothersome to re-film it, so we didn’t redo. I will apologize to you for this. Now that my level has dropped, counting as compensation for you, our grudge has been settled.”
Wei Wei stares blankly, and then replies: “What accept the loss? What happened with your level dropping?”
RealWaterIsScentless is online, but doesn’t reply.
Wei Wei looks at her friends list. ASmileNaiHe’s name is flashing and Wei Wei types over: “Great Master, did you kill RealWater?”
NaiHe: “At the Bottom of Verdant Mountains. Come. Boss.”
Wei Wei rushes to Bottom of Verdant Mountains. As soon as YuGongClimbsAMountain sees her, he shouts, “Sister-in-law, come and add a slash.”
Wei Wei speechlessly slashes the boss’s body once. The boss, that had only one bar of health left, loudly falls to the ground. Without doing anything, Wei Wei gets a bunch of experience.
A bunch of items fall out of the boss. After everyone splits everything, Wei Wei asks NaiHe: “Did you kill RealWaterIsScentless?”
Eh…Wei Wei doesn’t know what to say either. Looks like she had to trouble the Great Master again. Even though they are married, Wei Wei feels that that Great Master and her are just in a collaboration relationship, so she should take care of her things by herself.
Wei Wei: “Sorry for troubling you >o<”
NaiHe: “It wasn’t. I’ve wanted to kill him for a long time.”
Wei Wei: “…Why @@”
It doesn’t seem like the Great Master and RealWater had met before, how can there be animosity between them?
NaiHei: “He’s unpleasant to the eye.”
Wei Wei: “……”
As expected, it is the Great Master’s typical response.
YuGongClimbsAMountain interrupts: “Sister-in-law, you know about the video?”
Wei Wei: “Uh-huh, none of you were on yesterday, so I got bored and visited the forum.”
MoZhaHim (Don’tHitHim): “We originally wanted to conceal it from you.”
Wei Wei: “>o<”
Wei Wei: “That’s right, how come RealWaterIsScentless’ level dropped? PK can’t cause level dropping.”
PK is classified as a skill improvement interaction, even if one loses, one’s level doesn’t drop.
MonkeyWine: “It wasn’t PK, it was a duel.”