Translator/Editor: Mr Voltaire
The atmosphere today in the Azure Dragon City was different to other days. Throughout the city, banners with the same words were hung up, and all the announcement screens were also filled with the same words and pictures. The same message was also sent again and again through the Region Announcements- Yan Huang Alliance!
It was the tenth day of the Yan Huang Alliance being officially established- the day of their celebration. With the massive scale of Yan Huang Alliance, their celebration was something most, if not all, players paid close attention to.
For 3 days, Ling Chen had been walking around the Azure Dragon City with the Vermillion Bird’s feather in his hand, hoping that it would light up. The Azure Dragon City was massive, and had many residents. Wanting to test every resident was impossible. After spending 3 whole days searching, and finding no results, Ling Chen felt a bit dejected.
He had not been training for nearly 20 days, and had been pushed off the Player Level Rankings completely. With his abilities, if he fully devoted himself to levelling, it would not be difficult for him to reach the top spot again. However, it would take quite a long time.
Ling Chen considered whether he should go to the Yan Huang Alliance’s celebration to join in on the fun. Ling Chen turned towards the Yan Huang Alliance’s headquarters as he began to plot.
“Master.” A serious voice sounded in his ears, and Ling Chen slightly frowned as he asked, “What is it, Gui Ya?”
“The Yan Huang Alliance’s celebration begins at 10am. We thought that master might want to go, so we did some investigating. Currently, their defence is very solid. Not only have they hired high level smiths to create machines with incredibly high offense, but they’ve also hired 1,000 LV80 Guards. As such, for your safety, we urge master not to go.”
Gui Ya’s words were very serious and earnest. He was one of the people who understood Ling Chen the most, and he had personally delivered this information in hopes that Ling Chen would listen to him. Ling Chen frowned, and replied, “Don’t worry, I won’t go. Right now, we’re still far too weak. Even if we deploy our full force, we’ll only be able to mess around with them for a bit but won’t be able to actually hurt them.”
Hearing this response, Gui Ya’s worries were dispelled and he hung up.
“Big brother! Where are you right now, do you want to come train with me? I’m already LV17; if you don’t train, you’ll be overtaken by me!”
This was Tian Tian’s voice. She was evidently very proud of herself after levelling up again. With Shui Ruo, Xiao Qi, Su’Er and Mu Bing Yao accompanying her, and possessing incredible summons, she was able to level up quickly without spending much time. Now, she was only 3 levels away from overtaking Ling Chen.
“I got it,” Ling Chen helplessly replied, “I’ve got some other things to do right now, so I can’t train. When I have time again, you won’t be able to catch up no matter how hard you try. Go and work hard with your big sisters.”
Returning to the centre of the Azure Dragon Square, Ling Chen found himself in front of a massive skyscraper that was about to be completed. Above the skyscraper hung a massive word: ‘Li’, proclaiming to the whole world that this was the Li family’s territory. Every player that was sent to the Azure Dragon Revival Centre would see this massive skyscraper. Many people who had wished to use this prime area to develop their own businesses would often lose sleep out of jealousy when seeing this skyscraper. Although most people were incredibly jealous, but seeing as it was the Li family that had acquired the land, it wasn’t so hard to accept.
All of Yun Meng Xin’s time and efforts were directed upon developing this piece of land. She didn’t tell Ling Chen her plans, and neither did Ling Chen ask. He trusted in Yun Meng Xin’s wisdom and intelligence.
The communication device sounded, alerting Ling Chen that he had received an instant message. After entering the Mystic Moon world, Ling Chen had not received many instant messages. After all, directly calling was much more efficient and convenient. Ling Chen looked at the message, and saw that it was sent from Su’Er.
Weird, why would Su’Er send me an instant message? Is it because she’s too embarrassed to say it out loud? Hmm, with Su’Er’s personality, it was very possible that that was the reason. As he thought to himself, Ling Chen opened the instant message from Su’Er.
“Big brother Ling Tian, are you free at the moment? I’m at our home. Right now I’m the only one here, can you come over for a bit? There are some things I want to talk to you about alone.”
The ‘our home’ Su’Er referred to was Heart’s Dream’s little house. Seeing this message, Ling Chen tapped on his nose, thought for a moment, then replied, “Sure, I’ll be there soon.”
After replying, Ling Chen began to walk towards the Northern Residential Area.
As he walked, Ling Chen tried to guess just what Su’Er wanted to talk about. Very soon, he arrived at the familiar little house, and entered.
“Big brother Ling Tian-“ Just as he entered, a voice filled with surprise and nervousness sounded out.
Su’Er was standing in front of him. She was the only one there, and she gazed at him both gently and embarrassedly.
If he remembered correctly, this was the first time he had been with Su’Er alone… of course, apart from that night when he had rescued her.
Ling Chen closed the door, and walked in front of her, asking, “Su Su, what did you want to talk to me about? Your instant message seemed so mysterious.”
The two of them were standing very close together. Seeing how nervous, yet hopeful she looked, with her cheeks slightly pink, it almost made Ling Chen want to give her a kiss on the cheeks.
To Su’Er, this was the first time she had interacted with Ling Chen alone. Hearing Ling Chen’s voice, she felt like a gust of hot wind had entered her body, and she could feel her cheeks heating up. Her heart started rapidly beating, and she had to look down as she said in a very small voice, “Big brother Ling Tian, I… I… I…”
“Hmm?” Ling Chen raised one of his eyebrows, a slight smile on his face.
Finally, Su’Er managed to pluck up the courage and look him in the eyes. She bravely said, “Big brother Ling Tian, I want to see your face… j-just for a moment. I… I definitely won’t tell anyone else, alright?”
Hearing this request from Su’Er, Ling Chen did not feel surprised at all. He asked while smiling, “Why did you suddenly want to see my face?”
Su’Er lowered her head and bit her lips, then once again looked at him, “Because… because I want to confirm something. I want to know if big brother Ling Tian is a certain person. If I don’t find out, my heart won’t be at peace… big brother Ling Tian, can you please agree to my selfish request just this once? I promise… I definitely won’t tell anyone else.”
This was the first time that Su’Er, who usually wasn’t even able to look him in the eyes, had said so much in front of him.
“Why do you think I’m that person? It’s not like you know what I look like.” Ling Chen calmly asked.
Su’Er didn’t even have to think as she replied. After all, this had been on her mind for the past few days. She replied, “That night, I was kidnapped by some bad people, and someone suddenly saved me. Although I don’t know what big brother Ling Tian looks like, but when I saw the person who saved me, I knew that he was definitely big brother Ling Tian.”
Ling Chen: “……”
“I would always secretly picture big brother Ling Tian in my mind, and his figure was exactly like big brother Ling Tian’s. The feeling he gave me, as well as his smell, were all the same as big brother Ling Tian’s. That night, when he caught me as I was falling, he yelled out ‘Su’, but then immediately stopped. He thought that I didn’t hear that, but I heard it clearly. That moment, in his panic, he had yelled out my name in his real voice. Even his voice was the same as big brother Ling Tian’s. The way he protected me felt exactly like when big brother Ling Tian protected me, but he was even warmer than big brother Ling Tian, and made me feel like I was going to melt.”
Ling Chen: “……”
Ling Chen had originally thought that he had executed everything perfectly that night. When talking to her, he had even used a fake voice. However, he never thought that there would be holes in his acting, and that Su’Er had caught on them.
Hearing what Su’Er said, Ling Chen brought his hand to his mask, and slowly took it off, revealing an extremely handsome face.
Seeing Ling Chen’s face, Su’Er’s tears trickled down. Normally, girls would yell out in excitement, and, if they were brave enough, they would even rush over and hug him, as well as thank him for saving them. However, Su’Er could only cover her face as her tears flowed down her face.
Ling Chen leaned forwards, and the distance between the two of them shrank down to less than 20 cm. He stretched out a finger and wiped away her tears, as he softly said, “This is our secret, alright?”
Seeing Ling Chen so close in front of her, Su’Er felt incredibly dizzy, and her heart beat like crazy. She softly replied with an “en” and her cheeks became incredibly red. She gazed at him for a few moments, before lowering her head once again.