Chapter 25: Real? Illusion?
In less than a day, the favorability of the village head of the beginner village 60001 towards Ye Tian Xie had already reached full confidence level. In this stage, this was undoubtedly an excellent state. He bid farewell to the village head and went towards the smithy of the blacksmith Lao Wang.
“Hello, uncle blacksmith, here is a total of 500 wolf’s fangs for you. This should be enough for you to use for some time.” Ye Tian Xie took out all the wolf’s fangs he had collected and placed them in front of the blacksmith Lao Wang. The blacksmith stopped forging and exclaimed with admiration, “Brave adventurer from a different world, once again you let me experience your bravery. This is a first class forging material, it’s making me really excited, I don’t know what to say.”
“You successfully completed the mission ‘Blacksmith Wang’s commission’. You obtain: 1200 experience points and a piece of Level 5 leggings of assassin vocation.
Because you exceed the required quota to complete the mission, blacksmith Lao Wang’s favorability +15.”
“Blacksmith Lao Wang’s favorability of you increased to ‘full confidence’.
Although he had given more than 10 times the required quota to complete the mission of the blacksmith, his rewards didn’t changed, but the blacksmith favorability towards him increased by +15, which completely satisfied him.
Just when Ye Tian Xie was about to leave, suddenly he heard the voice of blacksmith Wang, “Earnest hero, can you let me examine that ring in your finger? I can feel that some kind of mysterious power is flowing in it.”
Ye Tian Xie quickly turned around, he took off the ring from his finger and gave it to blacksmith Lao Wang. Blacksmith Lao Wang took the ring, looked very carefully and after a moment raised his head and said, “As expected, this ring possesses mysterious powers, but since it is too old, it cannot release its full power. Earnest hero, can you give it to me? I can forge it again, I have complete confidence that it will become even more powerful than before. I want to repay you for waking up my wife.”
“Sure, you can.” Ye Tian Xie had a calm smile in the surface, but inside his mind, he was so much excited that if it was possible, he would have hugged this blacksmith Lao Wang’s favorability!
“Thank you for your trust, I need half a day to excavate its power. After half a day you can come again. Perhaps at that time, you would be pleasantly surprised.” Blacksmith Lao Wang said happily.
After he left the smithy, he went towards the grocery store and bought a small pile of tasty fruit, and then he ate those fruits until his hunger status reached 0. From this, he discovered that every fruit reduce a single point. That said, since Guo Guo returned to the eternal destiny of moment, she didn’t come out again. Probably overslept.
Ye Tian Xie looked at the time, closed his eyes and silently said, “Logout.”
Before his eyes the world started to spin, and when his sight was restored, he saw familiar walls. He had logged in at 8 in the evening, and for the next 8 hours he had not eaten anything, so it was only natural to know that his stomach was rumbling with hunger. He sat straight and picked up the remote control and turned on the television, then he standed up and prepared to look for something to eat………….but, the news report on the television suddenly made him stop, and unconsciously tighten up.
“………..today evening at 7:30, researcher and developer of world and director of Tianwai Corporation, Pu Luo Si, was suddenly found dead in his house. The cause of death was unknown and is urgently being investigated. On the basis of the expression after death and the note, which had his handwriting, in his hands, initial judgment was given as suicide…….”
Pu Luo Si……….died!?
Various Medias of the world were trying their best to provide detailed news report on this astonishing news. Who would have thought, the opening of the world was not even past half a day and almost everyone around the world was trying their best to conquer the world, but its founder was already dead. The news report mentioned that………there was not any external or internal injuries in any part of his body, nevertheless, strangely, Pu Luo Si no longer had a life. World renowned doctors tried their best by using the most advanced equipment to recover his heartbeat, but it was completely useless.
The suicide note in his hand was long, in few critical sentences; “……….. had succeed to surpass all the previous VRMMORPG games. Also, my biggest dream was finally fulfilled. Now, I don’t have any regret even if I die. Although I will not be in this world, still, will never fall. Alpha has already returned to his native place, and even at that faraway place he could control everything of world……….”
All the words of the suicide note’s final line were written in deep red blood, these words were, in Chinese characters: “Please treasure your…………destiny!”
That attracting and strange combination of words in the last line triggered a worldwide discussion and speculation. Every kind of guesses were derived from this line and nearly filled the whole world’s internet.
Ye Tian Xie had his eyes fixed on the screen of the television that was showing the dead body of Pu Luo Shi, who had a completely composed expression and a weak smile on his face, showing he was completely satisfied with his life. In the mind of Ye Tian Xie, the afternoon news conference was resounding again and he started to think about the meaning of those few sentences and said in a low voice, “Pu Luo Si, what were you trying to say? But again, didn’t dare to frankly say in the end?”
“Oh la la………Sleeping is quite comfortable. Master, did you miss me…….eh? Where is this?
Hearing this clear and melodious, as well as familiar, voice, Ye Tian Xie who was always calm, became petrified with a dull expression, as if he was seeing an alien.
Illusion……….illusion……………illusion! ! Definitely an illusion!
But the floating white light in front of him directly defeated him in his self-suggestion.
The white ball of light continuously moved upwards and finally, before his eyes, the light dissipated, a delicate little girl gracefully turned around in the air. With a dark hair and a snow white skirt, she was softly dancing in the air, and the incomparably exquisite little face was now reflecting in Ye Tian Xie’s dull eyes.
“Eh? Master, what’s wrong la? Why are you looking at me like that? Thinking about me?” Guo Guo moved forward a bit and used her hands to hold her face, to make her face more loveable. Seeing that Ye Tian Xie was still dull, she snorted and used her hand to jab at his forehead, “Yi ya, master………….”
The sense of touch from the forehead, finally made his soul return to his body. He firmly fixed his gaze on Guo Guo and at the same time used his hand to touch the forehead where he was touched by Guo Guo………..then suddenly swung his head……….but before him there was still the curious Guo Guo.
Don’t tell me that it is not an illusion…………..
In the end, what is that, ah ah ah!!! World is in disorder! This little, why did she appeared here……..in the end what happened ah!
Ye Tian Xie stretched his hands, and took hold of Guo Guo with both of his hands. His hands felt that he was touching something soft and delicate just like cotton, this was not illusion. There is no illusion of this level in this world.
Guo Guo carefully moved in his palm and lifted her head. Then said nervously, “Master…….are you angry………because Guo Guo overslept la………….”
“Guo Guo.” He was still staring at her, and said, “Seriously, answer my question………..in the end who are you, why can you come here from an VR world?”
“Eh?” Guo Guo blinked her eyes, after a moment she released a ‘ah’ sound as a reaction and covered her mouth. Her eyes were opened wide and there was also panic in her face and she said in a small voice, “This……this……….is this another world………wu, I slept too much and did not pay attention to which world this was, no wonder the taste is so strange……………wu wu, what’s done is done, I shouldn’t be out this early, wu………………….what’s done is done………..”
Her miserable whining was heard by Ye Tian Xie without a missing single word…………….she had carelessly came here……..
Ye Tian Xie sat on the sofa, in his heart he was still shocked for a long period of time, unable to stop. He couldn’t help but say, “Guo Guo, since you call me master, from now on you should listen to me. If you hide the truth from me, perhaps I might became very angry.”
“Wu wu………..” Guo Guo shook her head, she then timidly lifted her head, loosened her hands from her lips and with watery eyes, she said, “I want to eat lollipop.”
Putong! At the same time Ye Tian Xie crashed on the floor.