Chapter 04 – Dispute
The early morning.
Silent school, silent corridor, the silence of the dormitory. Into October, the weather in the North is no longer as warm as before, this cold weather seems to have a somewhat faint mood.
“I’m a little duck, babbling babbling yo~” A happy bell rang, at that moment the mood is suddenly broken.
“Pop.” A hand shot at the phone, struggling to turn off the ringer.
Li Wenfeng trying to climb out from his bed, said to himself: “I go out to play for a few days, get back and forget to turn off the alarm clock.” He picks up his phone to take a look, “only six.”
“I’ve been woken up.” Zhang Ling and Li Wenfeng both slept sitting up, “today is October 6th, holiday.” He took a drowsy look at Li Wenfeng, “To disturb my sleep is a serious crime.”
Li Wenfeng throws his pillow over, “Wake up, you two with late youth disease.” Zhang Ling responded and fell down.
Next, Zhu Zixi and Du Sheng both got up, with bewildered gazes, and strange looks after just waking up both of their faces are not much to look at.
“But……” Zhang Ling tried and tried again, finally he sat up, and said softly: “but having just been woken up by my alarm clock, it feels just like waking up in a dream, this game is really amazing.”
Li Wenfeng followed with a sigh and said: “Yes……Oh that’s right, Sheng brother your occupation task……Why do you guys have that look, did you lose your virginity inside the game?” That is to say, both of them finally noticed that Zhu Zixi and Du Sheng’s expressions were wrong.
“Ah~” Du Sheng pulled off a game connector, lying back, somewhat dishearteningly saying: “Do not refer to that task, I’m gonna be sick.”
“Plop” Zhu Zixi copied Du Sheng’s movements, his eyes glazing over, “to survive is not easy, people do not split difficulties.”
“What has happened to both of them?” Zhang Ling asked Li Wenfeng.
“I don’t have a clue either.” Li Wenfeng rolled out of bed, “anyway, I am going to wash my face and brush my teeth before having breakfast.”
“Hey hey hey, I still want to sleep for a while.”
“Your sister sleeps, you lie down but don’t sleep?”
“You are something.”
About half an hour later.
Four people are sitting around a table and in front of them are buns, porridge, and eggs.
Li Wenfeng: “The gentleman writer is not lying about the number of words, bah bah bah, what am I saying. Oh, by the way, about both of your experiences, let us say it was happy OK?”
“Alas,” Du Sheng let out a long sigh, the next minute he was the embodiment of a roaring emperor, “this damn task is even a serial task, I had one evening to finish three links that I had to endure, but the third link task is to encircle that one lousy village’s rotten plaza and to run one thousand laps ah can you believe it? Even if I only took ten minutes to run a lap, that would mean it would take ten thousand minutes to finish a thousand laps, that’s more than one hundred sixty hours, even if I stay online everyday for eight hours and run nonstop, it would take over twenty days, could you endure for over twenty days?”
The great provocation techniques skill points are already full because at this time Zhang Ling twisted the knife into Du Sheng by saying: “ten minutes to run a lap, really slow.”
Li Wenfeng nevertheless held his eyes, thinking a lot and then asked: “Does this task have any restrictions? For example cannot leave the novice village, it must be completed in a specified time and so on.”
“Then you are complaining about a yarn.” Li Wenfeng gave Du Sheng a disdainful glance, “first go level up, then add more agility, that should make you run faster so what is not solved?”
“Huh?” Du Sheng bit his chopstick, “I hadn’t thought of that.” Actually Du Sheng is not stupid, nor is Li Wenfeng smart, it’s just that Du Sheng’s lamp is black, but expectedly it’s not equal to Li Wenfeng who is an onlooker.
Having been discussing for a while, the three people turned to look at Zhu Zixi.
Zhu Zixi had a bun in his mouth, he had his eyes opened wide pretending to be innocent, finally seeing he can’t hide the past, he put the bun down, took a deep breath, then with a sad tone, he recounted the gory details of his tragic experience of last night.
Then……Irrepressible laughter began.
Zhu Zixi was shaking his head and sighing, then bowed his head to drink his porridge. Fortunately the four got up early, the dining hall didn’t have many people, otherwise Zhu Zixi would definitely have a “I don’t know them” expression.
“Hahaha, Zixi ah, you really are a talent ah, killed by an NPC, also sold yourself to the blacksmith shop, haha, hahahaha.” Li Wenfeng was patting Zhu Zixi’s shoulder, while tears were flowing from his eyes from laughter.
“After hearing what happened to you, I feel like my life is so beautiful, my mood suddenly feels light, thank you ah.” Du Sheng bluntly put his happiness on the suffering of others.
“You had an awfully great mood.” Zhu Zixi couldn’t help but ridicule.
“It doesn’t matter Zhu Zixi, after all you are only a newbie nothing more.” Zhang Ling was trying hard to hold back a smile, to put out a decent appearance, “however, as a newbie at this level you are unprecedented ah ha ha ha ha……”
“Puchi”, Zhu Zixi clearly heard a knife deeply insert into his chest. He closed his eyes in pain, imagining this stain in the later decades of life will keep mentioning the horrors. “Ah, I suddenly want to kill you.” Zhu Zixi made a grim expression.
“Grateful for your mercy not to kill your roommates.” The three of them continue to play around, easily dismissing his attacks.
“Ah ah ah, treating people not good ah!” Zhu Zixi held a hand to his face while painfully exhaling.
Finally after eating breakfast.
“So to say, this wind spirit warrior profession has a thin blood sharp high speed attack, that no one will do the MT work.” After a brief “negotiation”, Du Sheng again because of a special profession had them sign a series of humiliating conditions. They then started talking business.
Li Wenfeng says: “I’m currently already level 10, after I hand in some small tasks I can leave the village and go to the town. My profession, I can finally select to be a mage. Zhang Ling is also about the same I presume.”
Zhang Ling nodded, while saying: “I’ve been out of the village, I am now in river town, and about to change professions.”
Li Wenfeng nodded, while saying: “so to say, the tactics of assassination is the solution, you also need a can of milk and a can of resistance, this can fight……” The three of them once again all turned to look at Zhu Zixi. (TL note: this was a super confusing line, most likely incorrect sorry)
“Oh, I forgot that you sold yourself to the blacksmith shop.” Zhang Ling faintly said.
“You make up a cruel knife ah.” Zhu Zixi clearly heard the knife that was deeply inserted into his chest, hey, why say it again?
“Forget it Zixi, you properly stay in the blacksmith shop and rush life skills, once at a higher level your brothers will wait for you to repair the equipment, it can also reduce spending a lot of money.” Du Sheng comforted.
“Although I know you are full of good intentions, but why don’t I want to appreciate it?”
After chatting for a long time, the four of them decided that Zhu Zixi wouldn’t join in, they would find someone else to form a team, all of them had friends they played with, so it would be very easy to get someone. As for Zhu Zixi, en, he will continue to run his own course.
Eventually the four of them ended their conversation and went their separate ways, Li Wenfeng went to find his girlfriend and be affectionate, Zhang Ling went to his association to participate in activities, Du Sheng went back to the dormitory to play the game and continue the task of leveling, and finally Zhu Zixi was left there being idle.
“Forget about it or go to the library.” Thinking about going back to the dorm to play but then he will have to work for Pei Wu, while thinking about all the chores Pei Wu would have him do, Zhu Zixi couldn’t help but get a shiver, he wisely chose to supplement food for thought.
The library third floor 3B is a centralized region for history books, Zhu Zixi would often go to this place. Pulling out “the twelve emperors of the Qing Dynasty” from the shelf, Zhu Zixi went to find a place to sit down, but found that there were more people than usually and there weren’t any seats open in the library today.
It’s common knowledge eh, the first of October when golden week begins a lot of students nest in the library? What is this rhythm.” Zhu Zixi marveled endlessly, his eyes were searching everywhere, in an attempt to find “the fish that escaped the net”.
Suddenly, Zhu Zixi’s eyes lit up! But it wasn’t because he found a seat, but……
“The makings of a beautiful woman ah.” Zhu Zixi’s eyes were shining, “and seems to be alone.”
At a distance of about five or six tables from Zhu Zixi, a girl dressed in white with long hair is looking down reading a thick book, from here Zhu Zixi can see the girls face, fair skin, and perched on her nose is a pair of wide brimmed glasses. Appearance and temperament, watching from afar Zhu Zixi’s loser little heart started to beat a bit faster.
“It would appear, today I will get to try something I have always wanted but never had the chance to try before, jie jie jie jie……” With a strange low laugh sounding, Zhu Zixi calmed down his mind, he borrowed a pen and paper from someone sitting at the table next to him, quickly writing a note, then he walked over and handed the note to the girl.
The note was written: Classmate, I noticed you for a long time, if you don’t mind, can I ask you out for a walk? I heard from seniors that confessed this way got two results, the is the girl will leave, in that case congratulations, you got a seat. The second is the girl says yes, then congratulations, you still have to look at what books ah!
Zhu Zixi is now already in unbounded daydreaming, whether it is first or second? Looks like the first is my original intention, but I seem to prefer the second one ah, ah ah ah, good contradiction ah.
The girl read the note, then she looked toward Zhu Zixi and smiled. Zhu Zixi’s heart skipped a beat, is it really the second result? It really is the second result! Is Zhu Zixi’s twenty years of being single going to be over in this moment?
Then he saw the girl pat the youth sitting beside her, she whispered something in his ear, then the youth stood up, he lowered his voice angrily: “Boy, don’t get the idea to hit on my girlfriend!”
Shua! Zhu Zixi’s heart drew cool and surpassed cold.
“Yeah, I really didn’t see it, hehe, hehe.” Zhu Zixi subconsciously replied.
“What did you say?” Zhu Zixi meant to say he initially did not see two people together, thought the girl was alone, but in such circumstances with such a tone, it was easy to let the young man misunderstand, making him think Zhu Zixi was mocking that he wasn’t good enough for the girl. As the saying goes you cannot lose face in front of the woman you love, the tone of the youth became more blunt: “you are courting death boy.”
“My goodness,” Zhu Zixi did not talk to him politely, “your temper is really cross ah, what, are you looking for trouble?”
“Damn boy which school department are you.”
“You don’t need to ask which department I am, my name is Zhu Zixi, building B dormitory 308, come look for me there for a one on one.”
“All right, you have guts! I’m called Qi Xin, of economic and financial management class 8, you wait for me, on another day I will come to your dormitory to ask for your guidance.”
“Do not hesitate to come, you will be afraid.”
At this time, because both of them couldn’t control their voices, they attracted the attention of a large number of people. The girl took Qi Xin’s arm with both hands, afraid he might do it here. Qi Xin looked around, then took the girl to leave. After all the commotion, Zhu Zixi’s mood to read was gone, shortly following after Qi Xin he also left the library.
“Forget it or go back to the dorm, first thing to say to them, have a good preparation.” Finally, Zhu Zixi went back to the dormitory.