[22. The Master Will Not Perish First]
Although large amount of experience could be gained, Bai Lian Hua didn’t realise that:
1. This is a new instance and so the probability of good items being dropped is relatively high.
2. This instance was originally prepared for level 65+ masters, not for this slag. An increase of 5000 experience was not a small amount for Bai Lian Hua but for players like Great God….Great god: Oh did you say something? The wind was too strong, I couldn’t hear clearly……
Bai Lian Hua started his journey with excitement. In his excitement, he had completely forgotten to private chat with Great God.
The thatched hut in the east… Truth to be told, Bai Lian Hua didn’t know where he was and where north or south is. But since this is a game, then it’s probably the default north, south, east and west, nothing to worry about~
Bai Lian Hua quickly decided and without even looking back he moved to the right. As he journeyed on, there were no monsters, no signs of human light; only the sounds of birds in the distance.
After walking for about two minutes, he suddenly heard the sound of water which slowly grew louder and louder until a thatched hut appeared before him. As he arrived, he discovered the source of the sound.
The thatched hut is located on a flat piece of land with a pond in front of it. The pond is filled with red lotus, and pond water flowed out through a hollow concavity.
Bai Lian Hua could only stop and once again admire the exquisite design of the game. Even the intricate designs like reflections on the water surface was actually included. He then proceeded to control his character and walked towards the thatched hut. Standing at the pavilion was a human figure.
He used the mouse to hover over the figure and the arrow changed into a start conversation icon. He then selected the white clothed individual with his mouse.
In the Peach Blossom Village
There is a Peach Blossom Cottage.
The Peach Blossom Cottage is where
The Peach Blossom Fairy
Dwells and keeps himself merry!
The Peach Blossom Fairy did plant
Many a Peach Blossom tree fine.
Cutting the Peach Blossom branch,
He sells them to buy himself wine.
He only sits in front of the flowers when sober,
Drunk, he is still found beneath the flowers in slumber.
Half-asleep, half-awake, when each new day is here –
The flowers fall, the flowers blossom, year after year.
I will not bow to the carriages passing by,
O In the flowers and wine, of old age let me die!
Their horses and carriages those in power treasure;
The flowers and wine give the poor their simple pleasure.
Comparing the poor with the rich and in power high –
They are on the ground and I am high up in the sky.
Comparing the horses and carriages with the poor –
They have to gallop while I move in leisure more.
Saying that I’m crazy, others just laugh at me;
I laugh at others for the Truth they cannot see.
The emperors’ mausoleums are nowhere to be found;
With no flowers, no wine, the land’d been turned into farms →]
The last symbol indicated that you could select it to continue. Bai Lian Hua naturally selected it.
[Anonymous poet: Young man, the official scene is dangerous. You must not enter. →]
[Anonymous poet: I was once a scholar champion but I was framed and ended up losing my official position. I couldn’t help but escape to Tao Hua Yuan →]
[Me: Hello, I was requested by the fisherman to find the Fairy. Do you happen to know of its residence?]
[Anonymous poet: Young man, how can there be a Fairy in this world…Now, now, you should go to Tao Lin and pick ten peaches for me. I will brew some wine. The peach field is near the thatched hut. Also, watch out for the monkeys. I suffered a great deal because of them]
[System Tip: You have obtained [Tao Hua Yuan] Task 2: Picking Peach].
Bai Lian Hua sighed helplessly… It looks like this is still a side task. He wasn’t sure if the instance would end if he went offline and seeing that the sky had started to brighten up……..he then turned around and realised, didn’t the official website say that this instance would only end when the player wants to end it? Feeling a lot more relieved now, the sleepy Bai Lian Hua couldn’t help but find his upper eyelid started to droop.
Bai Lian Hua hurriedly turned off the game and computer. He was too tired to spare another thought for Roommate who had gone online again at some unknown point in time. He laid down in bed and immediately fell into a deep sleep.
However, the next morning, Bai Lian Hua was awaked by pain.
His head felt like it was about to split apart the next second and his throat felt like it would be ripped to shreds if he moved it even a little bit. What made him most uncomfortable was the pain in his abdomen which caused him to grit his teeth and writh around the bed in pain.
He….. is he sick? A cold and fever? Bai Lian Hua raised his arms which felt as heavy as lead and touched his forehead. It was indeed a little warm. Even his breath felt hot. So uncomfortable…..it felt like an invisible man had maliciously tied a couple of knots with his intestines and his internal organs writhed around in pain causing him to release cold sweat. Even talking is a difficult feat.
”Chu…” Just as he wanted to call out Chu Zhongtian’s name, there was a violent burst of pain in his stomach. Bai Lian Hua’s body shook and he suddenly fell off his bed.
Fortunately, he slept on the lower bunk and didn’t fall to his death. But even so, his entire body made a loud bang as it collided against the floor. His poor forehead had to bear the brunt of the force. The only fortunate thing was that…the bed wasn’too far from the floor. It hurts….and it wasn’t just his head. The pain from his stomach made him want to roll around the ground crying.
The concrete floor felt cold and cool. So comfortable… Bai Lian Hua wanted to rub his face against it but recalling the various germs and bacteria that could be hidden there, he clumsily stood up and tried to get back to his bed.
The sounds of his struggles alarmed Li Bei who was watching Korean drama in the next bunk across. He looked up from his bag of sunflower seeds and saw Bai Lian Hua on the floor, his lips chapped and his face pale, as if he were a ghost…….
Li Bei internally beat himself a few times for his ridiculous thoughts and asked: “Lian Hua, what’s wrong with you?”
Bai Lian Hua looked up at Li Bei,and squeezed out a word from his dry throat: “… Chu Zhongtian?”
Li Bei blinked: “He went out early in the morning, I don’t know where.”
Bai Lian Hua swallowed the saliva in his mouth and proceeded to spit out a few more words: “Call…. Chu Zhongtian. My stomach hurts… dizzy… want to vomit…”
Bai Lian Hua tearfully looked at Li Bei on the opposite bunk. Li Bei’s physique is like a skinny chicken and couldn’t possibly be able to carry him over to the infirmary by himself. As for Zhou Nanjiang…he said yesterday that he was going attend his favourite professors class today and probably wouldn’t be of any hlp.
”Ah?” Li Bei was dumbfounded: “Lian Hua… You…did your water break?”
Bai Lian Hua did not speak. Although it wasn’t clear whether it was because he couldn’t speak or because he didn’t have the energy to retort, his expression clearly expressed his inner thoughts: You go die!!
Li Bei felt his back go numb from his glare and laughed awkwardly. After completing his phone call, he climbed down from the upper bunk and stood in front of the Lotus sister.
“What’s wrong?” His eyes were partly filled with worry and partly inquisitive… But can anyone tell Bai Lian Hua why he felt that Li Bei is actually gloating at his misfortune instead??
Bai Lian Hua glared at him and could only tightly grip onto his abdomen, not saying a thing. Li Bei was stuck tongue-tied, and didn’t know what to say.
Bai Lian Hua laid on his side on the bed, trying to recall different methods of relieving his stomach pain but he didn’t even know where to start and couldn’ even think…he suspected that his brain had temporarily gone offline from the excessive pain….
”Bai Lian Hua, are you okay?” If you’re a person, you should already tell just by looking. Bai Lian Hua at this moment was definitely not feeling well and was uncontrollably shivering.
Bai Lian Hua did not answer as usual. He suddenly stood up and ran quickly towards the bathroom. It was as if he was being chased by ghosts. Li Bei looked stunned and exclaimed “Are you in such a rush to give birth?..”
Bai Lian Hua is obviously not in a rush because he needed to give birth. Instead, he vomited. As he supported himself with one hand on the wall, the pain was so intense, even the tips of his fingers had turned white. Just looking at his thin and frail figure, it wasn’t hard to imagine the type of painful expression he had on his face.
Li Bei leaned against the door frame and looked at him. He continued to senselessly ask: “Is it really pregnancy?”
This was the scene Chu Zhongtian had come across when he had returned. Bai Lian Hua continued to support himself with his hands on the wall and vomiting uncontrollably. As if he sensed that he had arrived, Bai Lian Hua turned his head; his eyes misty and his face pale. Sounding seemingly wronged, he squeezed out a few words: “You’re finally here…”
Li Bei suddenly felt that this scene would be a good writing material and could use it in the romance novel he that is currently writing. All he had to do was to change the two male characters into a male and female character and replace Bai Lian Hua into a sick, pregnant female lead….it would definitely be a cute and sweet story!
Oh, I forgot to tell you… Li Bei is a man who writes romance novels. His pen name is Britney Spears…
Li Bei eagerly anticipated for Chu Zhongtian to lift Bai Lian Hui up in a princess carry and, using a gentle voice, whisper: “Lian Hua, didn’t I tell you to take care of your baby and your body?”
But in reality….
Chu Zhongtian took a step back looking disgusted: “Bai Lian Hua… wipe that vomit sticking to the corner of your mouth ”
Li Bei and Bai Lian Hua both felt different degrees of hurt…
Bai Lian Hua’s stomach continued to hurt to the point that he wanted to collapse to the floor. He reached across to his face towel and used it to clean his face and wipe off the residual traces at the corner of his mouth. Only after this, he powerlessly stumbled across to Chu Zhongtian.
”Bai Lian Hua, can you walk?” asked Chu Zhongtian.
Bai Lian Hua replied with a voice as small as a mosquito: “Dizzy, stomach hurts, limbs feel heavy…”
Alright, let’s get Chu Zhongtian to help with translating: Even if I can walk, I don’t want to!
Chu Zhongtian turned around in front of Bai Lian Hua, knelt down and said, “I’ll take you to the infirmary. Climb on.”
Bai Lian Hua was both too lazy and too reluctant to refuse the offer. He obediently climbed onto Chu Zhongtian’s back and hung on with his legs in the air…
”Bai Lian Hua… You are so heavy…” When Chu Zhongtian stood up, he couldn’t help but comment.
Bai Lian Hua couldn’t help but refute him. Chu Zhongtian listened for a long time before he heard his words clearly. Bai Lian Hua said “Go to hell… I am very light…”
After listening to his next words, Chu Zhongtian silently stopped and turned to look at the person on his back.
Bai Lian Hua said: “Chu Zhongtian… take your notebook too… I haven’t finished the instance yet…”