Icarus Translations

Zhan Long

Chapter 11- Obsession Kills

While in spirit form, I ran up to the corpse of the boss. Near the corpse was Tyrant of Western Chu, guarding my corpse, looks like he plans to kill me as soon as I revive in hopes of my Bramble Sword dropping.

I couldn’t help but laugh at him, hah, I don’t care if you guys puppy-guard my corpse, I’ll just wait, I have tons of time, now let’s see who has more patience.

…..

At this time, my cellphone rang, immediately, the call was forwarded into <<Destiny>>. It was Ling Wan Er calling me…

“Li Xiao Yao?” Ling Wan Er’s voice was extremely beautiful.

“Yeah, m’lady?” I asked.

Ling Wan Er laughed before continuing: “Yue Er and I are planning to get something to eat, come over to our building and wait there…”

“Alright, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”

“Good, we’ll wait for you.”

Looking at Chu’s pathetic party, I hid a smile. In my mind, I said to them I’ll be getting some free food, take your time! Then I logged off while in spirit form which guaranteed my safety in-game.

After I took off the helmet, I glanced over my roommate. Glasses was twitching on his bed, he must be in a fierce fight. Whatever, it’s his own problem, time to leave!

At the girl’s dormitory, Ling Wan Er and Dong Cheng Yue were waiting for me outside. As soon as they saw me, they rushed over. Dong Cheng Yue patted her stomach, complaining: “I already told Wan Er to get dinner but she insisted that I keep on playing. Now I’m starving, let’s hurry and get a midnight snack.”

I smiled at Dong Cheng Yue: “Alright.”

Liu Hua University’s cafeteria is always open, 24/7, showing the incredible wealth Liu Hua University has.

After ordering a couple of dishes, we dove in. Since I was really hungry, I disregarded appearance and swallowed 7 steamed buns in an instant. The two girls were shocked at my voracious appetite. From afar, a couple male students were also shocked, staring at me: “That guy…not caring a bit about his appearance, even in front of those two girls!”

Ling Wan Er’s smile was frozen on her face and gave me the evil eye: “Were you starved in your past life? Eat slowly.”

I nodded without saying anything, instead, I finished my seafood soup in one gulp, MLGBD [ref]1[/ref], when have I ever had such great tasting food? Being rich truly has its good points.

…..

Dong Cheng Yue finished her plate and was tasting her soup before smiling at me: “Xiao Yao, Today’s the day where you get pass your level 1 obstacle right?”

It was incredibly awkward for me: “Yeah, I’m level 9 already …”

“Oh! You’re pretty fast in raising your level, getting to level 9 in just 10 hours!”

Ling Wan Er kept her poker face, glancing at her phone before talking to Dong Cheng Yue: “It’s pretty late, we should get back and sleep.”

She just ignored me!

I asked: “Dong Cheng, what level are you guys?”

Dong Cheng Yue smiled again before proudly saying: “I’m already a level 15 mage, trying to get to level 20 in order to register officially as a mage. Wan Er’s level is even higher than mine, she’s already level 16. God, the speed in which Assassins are able to raise their levels right now is insane, even the mages can’t keep up.”

I asked: “You guys already left the newbie village?”

“Of course, we left the village yesterday…” Dong Cheng Yue winked before continuing: “Oh right, me and Wan Er choose Fan Shu City as our main city, what about you?”

I thought about it and said: “My newbie village is really close to Ba Huang City, maybe I’ll stay there for some time before venturing out to find you guys…”

Ling Wan Er gave me another evil eye with her perfect smiling poker face: “Oh, so you really don’t want to see me in game eh?”

Immediately I shuddered feeling a killing intent from her. Instantly I straightened and hurriedly said: “What are you talking about? I actually really want to go to Fan Shu City to meet up with you and Dong Cheng. But the monsters between the city have really high levels, and I’m only a small healer. How in the world can I get over there? On my way there, I’ll be killed tons of times, I might even be sent back to newbie village…”

Finally, Ling Wan Er’s poker face showed signs of breaking, she forcefully swallowed a laugh, biting her lip, before regaining composure: “Okay, then just stay at Ba Huang City, if you find yourself in a bad spot, then come and find us.”

Dong Cheng Yue excitedly added: “Yup yup, me and Wan Er will protect you!”

Ling Wan Er showed signs of irritation: “Why are you so happy Yue Er?”

Dong Cheng Yue instantly froze, while blushing she quickly said: “Well…me and you are both damage dealers, if we could bring Li Xiao Yao, we’d also have a healer. The pace at which we can kill monsters would definitely increase, right…..”

“Really?” Ling Wan Er’s eyes flashed an indiscernible emotion and stared at Dong Cheng Yue before reverting back to her sweet, poker face smile: “Alright, I trust you…”

Dong Cheng Yue patted her chest: “Ugh, that was close…”

“What did you say?!”

“Umm, I said that this soup is really good…”

“…”

…..

At about 10 PM, I escorted the two girls back to their dormitory and took a walk around the dormitory. After finding a spot where no one else was around, I quickly jumped above the wall of the dormitory. On top of a tree, I monitored the dormitory’s surroundings.

Since it was at night, the University was extremely crowded, there were students that belonged to the University and a surprising number of students that didn’t belong to the University. On the roads of the University were countless Porches and Ferraris that raced past each other. After waiting for 2 hours, to about 12 PM, I left my “post”. After such a long guard, I ensured that there wasn’t any immediate danger. At least for now, there wouldn’t be anything that could harm Ling Wan Er.

Even though the game is fun, I must not forget my job to protect Ling Wan Er. My top priority isn’t to be with Ling Wan Er and Dong Cheng Yue but rather to ensure that no harm befalls Ling Wan Er.

While I was on the tree, I opened my phone to check up on Tian Xin Corporation and Ling Tian Nan. I needed to figure out what Tian Xin Corporation and Ling Tian Nan have done to cause such danger to themselves and why they were so important. To be able to have police from Hang Zhou directly send out men (me) to protect Ling Wan Er, Tian Xin Corporation must have extremely powerful connection and Ling Wan Er must be extremely important to Ling Tian Nan.

On my phone, I was able to access data on Tian Xin Corporation –

Tian Xin Corporation, founded by core engineers by Lockheed Martin, holds patents in high-tech radar invisibility technology and is a major player in the production BMI compounded materials. In 2015, they split from Lockheed Martin and under project leader, Ling Tian Nan, became a supplier of the Chinese military. With them, they brought state of the art technology in weaponry. In recent years, they began developing nano-bullets, using the fact that the high frequency sound that atom collision makes can be used melt metal. These new bullets are extremely effective against amortized units such as tanks. In addition, they are a huge player in developing China’s most advanced aircrafts and radars.

After reading Tian Xin Corporation’s bio, I couldn’t help but take in a huge breath. I never imaged that Ling Tian Nan could be that important, from the information gathered, Tian Xin Corporation’s addition to the Chinese military boosted the development of Chinese weapons by at least 10 years, especially strengthening China’s Air-force. Because of Tian Xin, China was finally able to make progress on fifth generation aircrafts.

Because of how strong Tian Xin is, every country in the world is envious of Tian Xin’s technology. Yet, Ling Tian Nan is extremely cautious and doesn’t show many weaknesses that can be exploited. One of the few, or the only weakness that Ling Tian Nan has is his daughter. Because of this, many people have tried to kidnap Ling Wan Er and use her to threaten Ling Tian Nan in giving up his company’s latest technological innovations. As a result, the Hang Zhou police is also handling Ling Wan Er’s protection, trying to find someone that is both smart and strong but also unnoticeable to protect Ling Wan Er, and that person is… you guessed it, it’s me!

As I sat atop the tree, I shuddered at the enormity of the task that was entrusted to me.

I switched my focus back to afar, maintaining high awareness of my surroundings. I quietly checked the surroundings one last time, yup, final checks show that tonight is definitely safe.

Mature Warning – Can be skipped since doesn’t affect plot

“Aah aah…..” 

As soon as I was positive that it was completely safe, small sounds came from the right, starling me. Looking over, I closely examined the space to my right, hmm, there are 2 upperclassmen, a guy and a girl… the guy was seated on the rock chair while the girl was on top of the guy. On her right leg dangled her panties, hmm, it’s a bright pink. The two of them moved slowly and even though they didn’t make any huge movements, they still made quite a bit of sound.

I jumped off the tree, a soft “paa” sound accompanied my jump. Even though the sound wasn’t big, the two upperclassmen still heard me and turned their head in unison: “Who is it!”

I shuddered at their attentiveness, calmly, as if I were talking to lions: “Just walking around…Sorry if I am interrupting, please continue.”

Taking a shortcut by walking across the grass, I reached a lamppost by the side of the road in a couple of steps. Behind me, someone said: “MLGBD [ref]1[/ref], let’s continues, these bastards!”

……

I was looking forward to taking a shower once I got back to my dormitory. But unfortunately, Glasses was already taking a shower so I had to wait.

While waiting, I sat in front the dorm’s desk and used Glasses’ computer to go on the internet. After I booted up his computer, the first thing that popped out was Destiny’s official website, in the tabs next to it was information about the players with the highest levels, best equipment etc., it was extremely messy.

But I didn’t browse through the stuff that Glasses was already reading, I needed information that would actually help me.

After browsing through Destiny’s official website, I finally got a grasp of Destiny’s map. On the map were 7 great kingdoms, of them, the Chinese sever had access to Tian Ling Castle. Under Tian Ling Castle, there were 3 secondary cities, Fan Shu City, Jiu Ling City and Ba Huang City. Once new players walk out of the newbie villages, they would choose one of the three castles as their home castle. For Tian Ling Castle, the monsters around it were way to high leveled. At this point, the player with the highest level is only level 18, even for him, attempting to go to Tian Ling Castle is suicide. After all, even if he had the best level 18 equipment, he still wouldn’t be able to defeat level 70 monsters around Tian Ling Castle, the gap between stats was just too huge.

Then I zoomed in onto Tian Ling Castle and its three subordinate cities, yeah, Grass Dog Village was closest to Ba Huang City and very, very far from Fan Shu City, I’ll visit Fan Shu later.

At the same time, Glasses finally finished his long shower and walked out of the bathroom. When he saw me, he couldn’t help but laugh: “Li Xiao Yao, how’s did your leveling go today?”

“I’m at level 9, what about you, Glasses?”

“Impressive, that’s a pretty fast pace, already level 9, even I’m only level 13. Right now I’m at Jiu Ling City, where do you plan on going? How about coming to Jiu Ling City and playing with me, we can take on the world together…”

My mouth twitched at the thought of being together with Glasses: “It’s alright, for me to get to Jiu Ling City, I need to go across dozens of mountains and swim through dozens of rivers. I’ll probably be killed back to level 1 before I even the reach the city. I’m close to Ba Huang City, so I’m planning on making Ba Huang City my home city.”

Glasses also smiled when I mentioned me being killed back to level 1: “Alright, just wait until your level is high enough and able to own horses, then you’ll be able to go anywhere you want, don’t be impatient and try to come to Jiu Ling!”

“Yeahhh.”

I looked at the time, it was about 3 hours since I logged off, lemme log back on.

…..

After my data was read, “Shuaa”, a blinding light transported me near Bramble Thorn Bear’s corpse. I was still in my spirit form and looking around, there didn’t seem to be anyone around. I was about to revive when a thought crossed my mind. I should probably double check my surroundings. After walking around, I found Tyrant of Western Chu hiding behind a fallen tree, the two mages were also hidden behind shrubs. How wretched, these people are way too obsessed, right? All this for a Black Steel tier weapon? Really…such wretchedness.

I logged off, took a shower and went to sleep. If they really want the weapon then why don’t the puppy-guard my corpse for an entire night.

———
Author: Shi Luo Ye
TL: Gravity

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