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Zhan Long

Chapter 62- So You Like Me?

Next day, in my first period, Chinese class.

I cross my arms in front of my chest, and I silently sit next to the Miss, and fall asleep…

“Hungry…”

Wan Er’s leans on the desk with her white arms, and uses her shoulder to nudge me, “Don’t sleep anymore, the professor is glaring at you. If you keep on sleeping, then he’ll come after you!”

 

I open my sleepy eyes, “Eh?”

 

“What time did you grind till last night?”

 

“4 AM.”

 

“Huh. I just checked your level, and you’re still at level 32. I think there’s no change…”

 

“That’s…”

 

I got quiet, but then I say, “I am taking it nice and slow for level 32,  taking the scenic route while I grind. No regrets and I don’t give up, that’s the way to live well…”

 

Wan Er smiles lightly, and her dimples on the edge of her mouth become deadly, “What? So you didn’t get killed by Feng Han and drop a level?”

 

I want to bury my head in the ground… From such a beautiful mouth, how could such toxic words be said?!

 

On the side, Cheng Yue smiles and stretches her head back to look at me, “Xiao Yao, I heard that yesterday Feng Han admitted that he went to Fire Stone Canyon to duel you, but he didn’t say anything about whether he won or lost… Say, who won and who lost?”

 

I pause, “Winning or losing is common in battles…”

 

Wan Er nods like she knows everything and gives me a rotten smile, “Oh, I know the result…”

 

I glare at her, “You know nothing!”

 

Wan Er shots me a glance, and my eyes land on her snow-white shoulders. Hehe, this revealing tank-top really tempts people to look over there…

 

“Look…”

 

Wan Er shoves her big cell phone screen into my face. On it is the forums for <<Destiny>>. She says, “This post was made by Jian Feng Han, he posted it yesterday…”

 

I glance at it, and I’m surprised. Indeed, Feng Han’s charisma is unique, bringing his [Vanguard] guild into Ba Huang City, making the situation in Ba Huang City extremely confusing. His reputation on the forums is very high as well, there’s a special red sticky for his post——

 

【Sticky】 About last night in Fire Stone Canyon! (Poster: Jian Feng Han)

 

Text: Ok, I admit it. Last night I did indeed go to Fire Stone Canyon by myself, and I was looking for the legendary healer Xiao Yao Zi Zai who made over a hundred members from [Wrath of the Heroes] unable to do anything to him. I wanted to see what kind of skill he had, so me and him dueled twice. The results? I won’t reveal them. But in conclusion, Xiao Yao Zi Zai is a pretty good opponent, I believe that with people like him, the future of Ba Huang City will be even more interesting!

 

……

 

After that, there are countless replies——

 

【Post 1】 General Wang Jian: Not revealing the result? Heh, would it be that the legendary fighter #1 swordsman Jian Feng Han lost?

 

【Post 2】 Silent Moon: Ha! What kind of person is Jian Feng Han? He’s a hero! How can he lost to some random kid?

 

【Post 3】 Clear Ripple: Feng Han keep up the good work! I love you! You’re the coolest!

 

【Post 4】 Yue Qing Qian: Coughcough, I think Xiao Yao is the coolest, I’m guessing that Feng Han must have lost…

 

……

 

【Post 479】 Jian Feng Han: Yue Qing Qian, how could you have known that I lost?

 

……

 

【Post 1246】 Yue Qing Qian: Hehe, Jian Feng Han you’re a famous player… If you didn’t lose, how can you explain about dropping from level 37 to level 36 last night?

 

【Post 1247】 Always Tearful: Ah, well said! I would also like to ask, if Feng Han didn’t die why would he lose a level?

 

…….

 

【Post 4779】 Ink Painting: No need to say anymore. Feng Han release your battle videos, and don’t tell us that you don’t have it, within 24 hours, all of a player’s data is saved!

……

 

Finally, under the pressure of several tens of thousand players in Ba Huang City, Feng Han promises to release the two battles against Xiao Yao Zi Zai in half an hour.

 

“Well?” Wan Er’s eyes were full of bad intention, “For a certain person, some sad video of their defeat will be broadcasted…”

 

I purse my mouth, “Hmph, I already got used to it…”

 

Cheng Yue smiles, “Don’t worry, winning or losing is common in battles, you can just start over again Xiao Yao…”

 

I look at Cheng Yue, and then I look towards Wan Er. I raise the corner of my mouth, and I don’t say anything. Without saying anything, I convey my meaning, look at Cheng Yue, she is way more comforting than you, Wan Er!

Wan Er is exceptionally smart, and instantly understands what I’m thinking. She didn’t say anything, but she clenches her teeth and hmphs. That sound, it makes my heart tremble. Ah damn, am I done for?

 

……

 

After a few minutes the video finishes downloading. Wan Er mutes her phone sound and puts her Chinese textbook up. Then she touches the screen and the video starts. It’s the first battle between me and Feng Han. The two beauties widen their eyes, while I’m sitting on pins and needles. Ah, the painful memories. Feng Han’s player and pet tactic has been brought to the point of perfection, killing me is no problem.

 

After finishing the first video Cheng Yue sticks her tongue out and says quietly, “Ah, so that’s what happened… Xiao Yao didn’t die for nothing. Feng Han’s battle tactics and control are indeed very high-class, he’s very skilled!”

 

Wan Er is clenching her white fists and doesn’t say anything while pouting.

 

“Wan Er, what’s the matter?”

 

“Hmph, to bully my person like that…” Wan Er’s eyes flash with killing intent and says while fuming, “I should find a chance to go to Ba Huang City and duel this Feng Han person…”

 

Cheng Yue immediately holds Wan Er’s shoulders and says, “Don’t be rash. You’re an assassin and he’s a swordsman. His heavy armor is way superior than your leather armor. Even if you are as skilled as he is, you can’t take his hits. Besides you’re not even as skilled as he is…”

 

Wan Er’s face goes red, “Skill can be trained…”

 

I stay silent.

 

The second battle is about to start. In this battle my performance isn’t bad. I copied Feng Han’s man-pet tactics, creating some pressure on him. But then I still lost, so I revealed my trump card with the aggro diversion tactic. While looking at my [Wind Blade] slicing Feng Han’s armor, Wan Er’s tiny fist hits the desk with a bang and smiles, “Beautiful!”

 

Immediately the entire classroom became dead silent. On the lectern the old professor pushes his glasses up and asked, “Student Lin Wan Er, do you have a problem?”

 

Wan Er stands up with her face flushed red and stammers, “No…”

 

She sits down slowly and the Miss’s face is like a ripe red apple. Even I can feel the scorching heat. She looks down towards the desk and clenches her teeth, “Hmph, Li Xiao Yao you’re dead!”

 

I wave my hand, “What did I do…”

 

Cheng Yue facepalms, “Two idiots…”

 

……

 

After quite some time, Wan Er starts to draw skillfully on her notebook. After that she gently pushes the notebook in front of me. On the clean-white paper are some pencil handwriting. Well it’s not really handwriting, but it’s lines of arcs and routes. In total it’s 12 small pictures. All of the pictures are marked with Chinese characters.

 

I look for a while. suddenly I realize what it is. I turn and look at Wan Er, “This…This is…”

 

Wan Er looks at me silently and her eyes contains traces of excitement, “Yep, it is!”

 

Cheng Yue looks from the side and opens her mouth, “Oh..This is Feng Han’s battle tactics! Wan Er you’re amazing, you even have this…”

 

Wan Er says faintly, “The man-pet diversion’s bait, attack, and retreat tactics, I’ve already researched and seen them at an earlier time. But when using them, I’m not as skilled as Feng Han is. These are the 12 types of battlefield control in the man-pet tactics. If you can completely understand it then you will know thyself and thy your enemy. With your wits I believe that you won’t lose as badly as before. You should know, although you won the second fight, it was using the game’s loopholes or else you wouldn’t have had any chance of victory. Next time if you see Feng Han, you won’t be able to use the same trick again. A skilled person wouldn’t lose by the same tactics.”

 

I deeply understand and nod, “Mm, I understand. Thank you Miss. It seems that you really like me…”

 

Wan Er’s suddenly stands up, glaring at me, “I…I don’t!”

 

Around us a dead silence appears once again.

 

On the lectern the professor pushes his glasses, “Student Lin Wan Er, do you have a problem again?”

 

Wan Er raises her head and looks eyes full of despair, “Ah….I, I…”

 

I quickly stand up and explain, “Old man, Student Wan Er saw a caterpillar on the chair, so she was surprised, look…”

 

I stretch my hand and a colorful little caterpillar is dangling on my index finger.

 

“Ah…”

 

Wan Er yells in surprise again and embraces Cheng Yue.

 

I flick away the caterpillar on my finger and silently sit down.

 

The classroom is completely silent and the professor is almost completely petrified……

 

……

 

Ding Dong…

 

Class ends and I rip Wan Er’s 12 battle tactics from her notebook and I carefully tuck it away. I should carefully study this. Damn Ba Huang City is full of tough players, if I don’t carefully train myself, then next time I see someone strong like Feng Han I would get slaughtered again. I really need to study well!

 

Nearing the afternoon, after sleeping in 3 classes, I carry my textbooks and leave the classroom with Wan Er.

 

On the path of the school yard, the leaves flutter in the sky. Stepping on fallen leaves, I quickly follow Wan Er as if I was afraid that someone would take her away from me.

 

Before long, in front of us a few familiar people appear. It’s Liu Ying and his gang. But all these people have already been defeated by me, so I don’t bat them an eye…

 

……

 

“Li Xiao Yao, you are really carefree huh?”

 

Liu Ying ridicules me from afar and embraces Xu Yue. He laughs coldy, “Looks like your luck with women isn’t bad huh!”

 

Wan Er spins around and coldly says, “Liu Ying, what are you saying!”

 

Liu Ying didn’t reply, but only looks at me, “Li Xiao Yao. Just you watch and let’s see how more carefree you can get!”

———

Author: Shi Luo Ye

TL: Gravity

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One comment on “Chapter 62- So You Like Me?

  1. Belzee
    March 2, 2015

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