Chapter 46 – Unexpected Cooperation
Translator: Anonymous Editor: Cosmosg9
Li HuaiLin had always thought that his movement speed was faster than most people’s already, yet sprinting to Lava Crack’s entrance, he found a few familiar people awaiting him.
“HuaiLin.” SpiritWorld NightCruise said. The people who had come were the SpiritWorld NightCruise who had just talked with Li HuaiLin, along with FireHead and Airplane.
“Oh?” Li HuaiLin started blankly. “Such a coincidence?”
“What coincidence, we came here to look for you,” NightCruise said, laughing.
“What? Coming for me again? Don’t tell me that assh*le made another post on the forums. “ Li HuaiLin said viciously.
“Oh, no that’s not it. You just said that you were going to a fight, I was afraid you met with some trouble so I had some people gather some information. Then I heard that you and Apocalypse had a conflict and I was nearby, so I came by to take a look. “ NightCruise said.
“Oh, is that so. That’s not really…”
Before Li HuaiLin could finish speaking, a voice from the side cut him off.
“What is SpiritWorld planning on helping out Brother NiuBi?”
NightCruise and Li HuaiLin turned towards the sound at the same time. The people coming towards them were the Apocalypse guild leader and his group of ~50 people. Waves of black quickly surrounded their few people.
The surrounded SpiritWorld NightCruise didn’t look worried and said, smiling, “Oh, it’s WenTian guild leader. Long-time no see. Our guild leader World King sends his greetings.”
“NightCruise, I just want to ask if you’re going to help this guy.” WenTian’s mood was very bad, and his tone was far from polite.
“Oh? Our SpiritWorld guild only cares for interests, not people. As long as something aligns with our interests, no matter who’s involved, we’ll also get involved. This matter, we’ve decided to get involved, what do you want to do?” NightCruise said, the tone also unpolite.
“Oh, caring for interests but not people? The words you SpiritWorld people say are quite flowery.“ WenTian smiled coldly, “Although I do want to ask, so early in the morning, this assh*le came to our territory to look for trouble, killing 40+ people of our guild and taking away a huge amount of equipment. Don’t tell me it’s our fault?”
“Ugh?” NightCruise gave a blank stare, and turned towards Li HuaiLin, “HuaiLin, what happened?”
NightCruise had only heard that conflict arose between Li HuaiLin and Apocalypse and killing had started, but hadn’t really known what had happened. But NightCruise had guessed that Apocalypse had probably wanted Li HuaiLin’s guide for clearing the Abyss instance dungeon, but Li HuaiLin had declined and as a result, conflict had arisen. He had not expected this situation at all.
But something he had even more so failed to guess had yet to come. Li HuaiLin carefully thought for a little and nodded his head: “Oh yeah NightCruise, I think this matter might actually be my fault. Although their Apocalypse guild’s people appear fierce, they’re actually good people.”
“Hah?” NIghtCruise turned to wood, “This…what is this situation……”
“Nothing to say?” WenTian didn’t know why Li HuaiLin had spoken up for him, but even angry, he knew that his own guild was not as strong as SpiritWorld’s right now, so he didn’t want to get into a conflict with them. “NightCruise, think carefully, are you sure your SpiritWorld wants to interfere in this matter? Don’t ruin your SpiritWorld’s reputation. “
“Yeah yeah.” Li HuaiLin casually agreed, “NightCruise, you must consider carefully. SpiritWorld Guild’s reputation didn’t come easily after all.”
“Hello? Who’s side are you standing on?” SpiritWorld NightCruise said, unable to cry or laugh.
“I’m a person that also cares for interests rather than people.” Li HuaiLin said righteously, “Look at the things I’ve done, I’m absolutely an evil person. Being killed by Apocalypse’s people for over a hundred times would not be enough, how can you say that your SpiritWorld can interfere with this matter?”
“What he says is right, we indeed want to kill him one hundred times, until we bring him back to New Player Village.
“Uhm…” NightCruise had been turned muddle-headed. How did the conflict turn to this, were these two people enemies or working together?
“Team Leader, now what?” SpiritWorld FireHead asked quietly from behind NightCruise.
NightCruise thought it about it, and said, “How about let’s do it this way. In my opinion, there seems to be some misunderstanding between the 2 sides. Our SpiritWorld can help mediate between you guys.”
“There’s no misunderstanding on any kind, this guy came to steal our base, kill our people, where’s the misunderstanding? If you want SpiritWorld to come mediate, I’ll let him try to reason for himself. “ WenTian hated Li HuaiLin so much he was grinding his teeth as he spoke, how could he accept any attempt at meditating.
“Yeah yeah, there’s no need to further discuss this matter. I wanted to steal his base, kill his people, what more do you think there is to discuss?” Li HuaiLin also said.
“I……” NightCruise was almost infuriated by Li HuaiLin to the point of spitting blood, “Come on, please calm down you two. Everyone is civilized, is this matter gets out, aren’t you guys afraid of getting a bad reputation? Like Li HuaiLin going to steal other people’s base, or WenTian Guild Leader gathering 50+ people to attack a solo player, either news getting out would probably be bad.
“Nnh?” WenTian blanked out for a second. This kind of news getting out would indeed be bad, especially the part with him taking 50+ people to attack one person and managing to lose half of them. If it got out, it would be embarrassing beyond belief.
“Sh*t” Li HuaiLin looked at WenTian’s expression and felt bad, this guy actually started to hesitate. Why is this NightCruise here to just make trouble for himself. Without letting the other guy trying to kill him, where would he go to get equipment, money, or experience? After thinking about it, Li HuaiLin decided on the easiest way to end the discussion.
“Dobe, watch my sword!” Li HuaiLin didn’t speak another word as he charged at WenTian.
The attack didn’t crit, although it still took away half of WenTian’s health.
“You fu*king…” WenTian had never thought this assh*le would take action at this time, especially that Li HuaiLin would attack him in the middle of a 50+ person team. His anger exploded, on one hand, cursing and slapping the table, on the other hand readying his blade to start killing.
However, before he could make a move, Li HuaiLin made his 2nd attack. Unluckily for him, this blade crit, WenTian was once again struck down by Li HuaiLin.
Not on this, this time WenTian awesomely dropped a blue-glowing headpiece. Li HuaiLin happily reached out and put it into his inventory.
“Hello…….Huai Lin?” NightCruise, wide-eyed and mouth agape, watched the changes unfolding in front of him, just what was happening?
“Uh, NightCruise, I’m gonna go fight now. If there’s nothing else, you should return. I’ll come to get the potions from you at a later time, I’m a bit busy now.” Li HuaiLin finished speaking and charged towards the neared Apocalypse mage player with his sword raised.
“Motherf**ker, this guy killed Guild Leader again! Brothers, kill him for me!” The NineSongs who just reacted shouted.
“Come, fight me head-on.” Li HuaiLin continued to pull hatred/aggro.
The scene immediately turned chaotic, fireballs and ice bullets, and arrows were flying everywhere. Only NightCruise and his party were left standing there stupidly.
“Team Leader, now what?” SpiritWorld FireHead asked quietly again.
“How would I know what to do now? This is just the pattern of completely trolling your teammates until they’re dead.” NightCruise said, “Never mind, let’s retreat a little, stop worrying about this for now.”
*Original was 逗比, which is apparently internet slang for someone who is a bit dumb but in a cute way. Feel free to suggest a translation for this.