Chapter 29: Game (2)
Ye Xi got used to it, at least enough to tolerate it, after spending a few miserable moments acclimating herself to the lounge.
Ye Xi opened the game after booting up, receiving a text from Kawaii nearly as soon as she did.
Kawaii: Miaomiao is on pretty early.
Ye Xi was shocked. She just logged on, so she thought that Kawaii’s immediacy was just a coincidence.
Miaomiao: Hmm, do you want to play a few rounds?
And with that, Ye Xi immersed herself in the game.
Kawaii was a great mid-lane player. So great in fact, that Ye Xi didn’t even need to assist with sneak attacks when he fought an opponent. It was an amazing feeling, partly because there was one less player to supportーsince Kawaii didn’t like to be disturbedーand also because watching him torturing whatever opponent he faced was just so satisfying.
Ye Xi didn’t know when she started to turn so vile whenever she played.
After finishing their first round, Kawaii sent a text.
Kawaii: I’m going to pull a few people. Let’s make this a long-term team.
Miaomiao: Guy or girl? Are they good?
Kawaii: Well, which gender would you want?
Miaomiao: I’d want soft sisters.
Kawaii: Soft sisters?
Miaomiao: Like you.
Kawaii went silent for a good chunk of time before responding.
Kawaii: How about this? I’m going to get a few people. You can imagine if they’re a girl or guy.
Soon after, Ye Xi received three friend requests. Looking at their namesーXiuxiu Da, Mengmeng Yo, and Aili Jiangsheーshe knew the recruits were soft sisters.
Ye Xi was normally lenient towards cute sisters. When she accepted their friend requests, she’d be welcoming and generous. She thought that even if they played horribly, she could teach them.
The five played around. Ye Xi noticed that the soft sisters were decent, but not exceptionally goodーeveryone was decent except Aili Jiang, that is.
Aili Jiang was clearly a new player who disliked cooperation. Although she learned quickly, she had no team spirit.
Fortunately, Ye Xi and Kawaii made up for her absence and didn’t need her to fight with the team. Ye Xi would’ve definitely grown to hate her, otherwise.
Time slowly passed by, and Ye Xi grew more and more familiar with how the game worked. While playing, her decisions were quick, and her reactions were quicker.
The five cooperated with one another, but Ye Xi was on fire. She and Kawaii constantly killed others while their teammates leached experience in the background. They were still useful in the background, killing the soldiers and earning gold.
Since Ye Xi and Kawaii were just a bit too cruel as they massacred the enemy team, their opponents eventually gave up trying to fight and everyone went to kill the monsters.
Without opponents, the game would be boring. So after Ye Xi, Kawaii, and the others had a quick talk, they all went to kill the hiding enemy team.
Quickly, the chat-box was filled with angry messages and obscene insults from their opponents.
Ye Xi and the others turned a blind eye to this, continuing to kill them whenever they were found.
Ye Xi and her team were quickly blocked by their opponents after the game was over.
Young people just can’t take failure, Ye Xi thought as she took a sip of water.
She looked at her friend list and felt like acting cute.
Kawaii, Xiuxiu Da, Mengmeng Yo, and Aili Jiang…
Was it even possible to make a team name from the members’ names?
Ye Xi and her group played the whole day, abusing opponents as if they were defenseless vegetables. They were all quickly leveling up.
As another round came to an end, Ye Xi heard a beep at her station, alerting her that her time in the internet cafe was up. She said goodbye to her team, turned off the laptop, and took off her earbudsーblasting rock and roll. She planned to stretch but was stunned when she saw her surroundings.
She stiffly turned around to see that her station was crowded by a sizeable group of male cafe-goers.
What’s going on? Did I anger them? Did I anger the heavens???
Ye Xi could barely sort out her thoughts before noticing the young man closest to her. He had purple and red hair, which glistened under the lounge’s light. He glared, and Ye Xi couldn’t help but think that he looked fierce.
Ye Xi gulped and scanned her surroundings again. She had no way out.
“Sister!” the youngster suddenly yelled. “I want to play games!” he declared excitedly.
Ye Xi could only offer a weak reply, “Then play. You just need toー”
“No!” the sense of urgency in his voice becoming increasingly present, “Sister, teach me how to play!!”
“Huh?” Ye Xi was stunned. The crowd was enraptured by her skill, all of them joining in behind her to see her play.
Oh god! I was nearly scared to death!
Ye Xi was relaxed and, seeing that the young man was about to yell again, she abruptly waved her hand and said, “I need to go. We can talk about it tomorrow.”
“Okay, okay, okay!” the young man said as he moved aside, leading to the crowd doing the same.
Seeing a path, Ye Xi hurried out. The people she passed by were all excited for her to return the next day.
As she left the cafe, she realized that she was sore just about everywhere. It was probably better to exercise before going back to sleep.
Once she thought back to the enthusiastic crowd in the Internet cafe, she couldn’t help but laugh. People outside of school are pretty normal.
Ye Xi hailed a taxi but felt a strange sensation as she told the driver her destination.
Was she forgetting something?
What was it?
No matter how hard she tried, Ye Xi couldn’t think of an answer, so she set the thought aside and stopped worrying.