Chapter 159 – Tamu Berbulu
Setelah mengerjakan Line Canyon tiga kali, sudah hampir jam 4 pagi. Ye Xiu mereganggkan badan lalu berdiri untuk bergerak kesana-kemari. Melihat hal ini, Tang Rou juga berdiri untuk mengambil air. Dia mengambil cangkir tehnya dan menyelinap ke meja depan.
“Apakah orang-orang itu sudah pergi?” Tang Rou bertanya sambil meminum tehnya.
“Entah.” kata Ye Xiu.
“Ada kebencian apa diantara kamu dan mereka?” tanya Tang Rou. Di game, tentu saja semuanya sudah bertanya siapa orang-orang itu. Ye Xiu hanya mengatakan beberapa kata dan meninggalkan sisanya. Steamed Bun Invasion tidak peduli. Seven Fields dan Sleeping Moon selalu memiliki pandangan hormat terhadap Ye Xiu dan tau di dalam hati mereka kalau kedua belah pihak yang terlibat itu tidak berada pada level yang sama, jadi meskipun mereka penasaran, mereka tidak terlalu mempertanyakannya.
Hanya Tang Rou, yang paling dekat dengan Ye Xiu, mendengar Ye Xiu mengatakan kata-kata itu dan menghubungkannya dengan orang-orang yang waktu itu menimbulkan maslah baginya di warnet.
“Hmm……. Bagaimana harus kukatakan? Itu mungkin karena mereka tidak ingin melihatku di depan mereka lagi!” kata Ye Xiu.
“Bagaimana kau menyinggung perasaan mereka?” Tanya Tang Rou.
“Ada suatu waktu ketika aku juga tidak ingin melihat mereka di depanku lagi.” kata Ye Xiu.
Tang Rou menatap kosong. Meskipun dia mengenal Ye Xiu belum terlalu lama, dia tau kalau orang ini adalah orang yang sangat santai. Dia kesulitan membayangkan kalau orang ini bisa membenci orang lain dengan serius.
“Boleh aku tanya kenapa?” tanya Tang Rou.
“Karena mereka tidak cukup profesional.” kata Ye Xiu.
“Tidak cukup profesional?”
“Kau ingat orang yang kita temui tadi? Bisa dibilang, aku mengakhiri karirnya sebagai pemain pro.” kata Ye Xiu.
“Bukankah sudah kubilang? Itu karena dia tidak cukup profesional.” kata Ye Xiu.
“Oh……” Tang Rou mengerti, “Kau tidak salah.”
“Tentu saja.” Ye Xiu menyeringai.
“Tapi kau sudah keluar, jadi kenapa mereka masih mengganggumu? Tampaknya mereka takut kau kembali. Jadi sepertinya…. kau dipaksa untuk keluar?” kata Tang Rou.
“Oh? Pintar sekali!” Ye Xiu terkesan.
“Tampaknya kau tidak sepenuhnya memutuskan mereka, jadi kau memberi mereka kesempatan untuk menggigitmu kembali. Jika tidak, maka bagaimana bisa kau dikejar dan ditekan oleh mereka?” kata Tang Rou.
“Yup! Aku terlalu malas. Aku seharusnya bekerja lebih keras lagi.” kata Ye Xiu.
“Atau mungkin karena kau tidak benar-benar berpikir untuk memutuskan mereka?” kata Tang Rou, tapi tidak menunggu Ye Xiu menjawab. Dia mengangkat tangan kanannya lalu mengayunkannya dua kali. “Boneyard, kita masih bisa melakukannya empat kali.” katanya sambil kembali ke kursinya.
Malam berlalu seperti ini. Setelah pagi tiba, mereka makan sarapan dan mendiskusikan beberapa hal. Chen Guo bangun dan melihat kedua orang ini tampak seolah mereka memperlakukan game sebagai pekerjaan. Ketika makan sarapan yang mereka berdua bawa pulang, dia menggelengkan kepalanya dan memarahi mereka. Ini sudah kejadian sehari-hari di Happy Internet Cafe.
Setelah sarapan, keduanya pergi beristirahat. Tang Rou biasanya bergantian antara shift pagi dan siang, tapi karena sekarang dia bermain semalaman, jika dia mengambil shift pagi, maka dia harus bertahan di shift pagi sebelum dia bisa tidur. Chen Guo telah melihat wajah lelahnya di meja resepsi dan tidak bisa menahannya lagi, jadi dia membuat Tang Rou hanya bekerja di shift siang. Semalaman ya semalaman! Dia setidaknya memiliki jadwal tetap.
Hari berjalan seperti ini. Pukul 11, hari sibuk Internet Cafe berakhir, sementara hari kedua orang ini baru saja dimulai. Berbica soal ini, waktu bermain Ye Xiu sebenarnya sedikit lebih lama dibanding Tang Rou. Dia juga bermain game ketika dia sedang dalam shift bekerja, sedangkan Tang Rou tidak memiliki waktu sesantai dia ketika sedang shift. Selama waktu itu, kecepatan levelingnya tidak tinggi, kebanyakan waktu bebasnya digunakan untuk melihat pada panduan yang dikirimkan oleh Ye Xiu. Dia juga sering terganggu ketika melakukan itu.
When midnight approached, the team gathered, ready to challenge Desolate Land’s record again. Full Moon Guilds’ guild leader Maple Tree confidently came and narrated the practice he did that day, which earned Senior Steamed Bun’s praise.
But when midnight hit, Su Mucheng hadn’t come online.
“Where’s Mu Mu?” Tang Rou asked. After so many days of playing the game together, everyone had become quite familiar with each other. The names the girls called each other clearly showed that they were close. This one called that one Mumu. That one called this one Rou Rou. Neither of them cared if others felt sick hearing them.
“I have no idea!” Ye Xiu was also very puzzled. If Su Mucheng wasn’t going to come, then she’d definitely leave him a message. But in-game or QQ, there was no sign of one. Cell phone……. Ye Xiu didn’t have that yet. He didn’t use cell phones.
‘Could something have happened?” Ye Xiu muttered in his heart. He grabbed the phone next to the computer and was just about to go ask, when suddenly a customer knocked on the reception desk.
“Computer.” The customer’s voice sounded unclear. Ye Xiu lifted his head to look. What a guy! Was it really that cold today? This person was wearing a thick furry overcoat and a furry hat. The large furry scarf covered the person’s entire face. Only two eyes could be seen. Every other part of this person’s body was covered in fur.
Ye Xiu sighed and put down the phone: “You win. You’ve finally dressed in a way that even I can’t recognize you.”
“Really?” The person that came pulled down her scarf. It looked like she was quite satisfied with her disguise: “I also felt like no one would be able to recognize me.”
“But don’t you think that you’d stand out in the Internet Cafe like this?’ Ye Xiu said.
“It’s not like there are a lot of people here.” Su Mucheng turned her head and scanned the Internet Cafe. The customers were thinly scattered. Business during the night was naturally very different from business during the day.
“You could have just stayed in your room. What was the point in running over here so late at night.”
“I was bored, so I came looking to play with you.” Su Mucheng said.
“Let me figure out where you should go sit…….” Ye Xiu got up and looked around the Internet Cafe. Last time, Huang Shaotian had hid up in that empty corner, where there was no lights or air conditioning, where it was dark and cold. Ye Xiu looked around and then he patted the seat beside him, said: “How about over there?”
“Not bad!” Su Mucheng liked it and took a seat there.
Ye Xiu helped her turn on her computer and then warned her: “This is the server computer, so don’t mess around with anything. If not, then all of the Internet Cafe computers will die.”
“It’s that fun?”
“It’s not fun at all!” Ye Xiu stressed.
“Hurry up and log in. We’re all waiting for you!” Ye Xiu said.
“Okay okay.” Su Mucheng didn’t take off her hat and logged into the game like this.
“She’s here. She’s finally here.” Ye Xiu’s Lord Grim was still with everyone. When Su Mucheng’s Cleansing Mist came on, she heard everyone’s pleasant surprised voices.
“Yeah. She’s here.” Ye Xiu said, but didn’t say if the person was coming directly over.
“Where are you?” Su Mucheng turned her head to see where Ye Xiu and the others were and then rushed over.
“Sorry, I’m late.” Su Mucheng greeted everyone.
“It’s not a problem. Being late is a girl’s privilege.” Steamed Bun Invasion said. Coming from this guy’s mouth, no one could tell if he was joking or trying to win her favor……. or maybe he was actually serious.
“Cough. I won’t say too much. Let’s start?” Ye Xiu put on his headphones and said.
“Let’s go, let’s go.” Steamed Bun Invasion seemed to regard Ye Xiu as the commander while he was the vanguard. He loved to be at the front and was always the first to go in.
Soft Mist and Maple Tree also rushed in. Su Mucheng’s Cleansing Mist was just about to go in too, when Ye Xiu told her to stop.
“Take this.” Ye Xiu sent her a trade request.
“What is it?” Su Mucheng accepted the trade request and looked, it was a Level 30 Purple Handcannon.
“You bought it for me?”
“That’s not cheap in the new server!” Ye Xiu said.
“But you’re rich!” Su Mucheng said. She obviously knew of Ye Xiu’s bets with Tiny Herb. He had won over almost the entire guild’s storehouse.
The two chatted as they entered the dungeon. The five players officially started.
Ye Xiu and the other three didn’t have any problems with their coordination. As for Maple Tree, everything that needed to be made clear had already been made clear. It was fortunate that he wasn’t a noob and was familiar with the dungeon. After Ye Xiu explained the theory behind the strategy, he grasped the concepts very quickly, but was a bit lacking in practice. However, now that Su Mucheng, Tang Rou, and Steamed Bun obtained new Purple weapons, their damage output was much higher and as long as Maple Tree wasn’t too off, then they’d be able to make up for his weaknesses.
As soon as these four entered the dungeon, they had already found their targets. Maple Tree immediately did as he was ordered the day before and Aerial Fired up to the window.
The five bullets from his Aerial Fire wasn’t wasted either and headed towards the monsters Lord Grim had pulled. However, when his character reached the window, the monsters that were fired at were already angrily chasing after him.
“O……” Maple Tree stopped his “OT” halfway because those aggroed monsters were instantly taken back by Lord Grim with a Circle Swing.
“Beautiful.” Ye Xiu praised him.
Maple Tree shook his head. He reminded himself that he wasn’t in a normal dungeon team and he had to get rid of those wrong notions. In this team, OT and so on didn’t exist. All he had to do was put out damage. The fiercer he was the faster they would advance. That was his task.
As he thought, Maple Tree ferociously fired at the monsters Lord Grim was attacking.
“So good!” Maple Trees said. This was DPS! When he attacked before, he had to always pay attention to the MT. That truly didn’t feel as good!
Maple Tree fired his pistol happily. The other monsters had already been pulled over. Cleansing Mist flew up to the high grounds and attacked like she did the day before. However, today, Maple Tree didn’t need Su Mucheng to tell him where those two monsters in the center were at. After understanding the theory behind the strategy, he could already figure out where he should be attacking.
Although he could openly let out his damage, he still had to coordinate with everyone! The damage he put out couldn’t just be fired out at random.
This first wave of 12 monsters was cleared much faster than the day before. When the last monster died, Ye Xiu glanced at the time. Sure enough, there was a big improvement.
“Keep it up everyone! Let’s break the record on our first try.” Ye Xiu said.