The classical idiom “meeting one’s enemies on a narrow road,” was probably used to describe this kind of situation.
Wei Wei looked at the opposite side, where her and Nai He’s first opponent of the round robin was, and couldn’t help but hexian.
On Friday, the long-awaited Couples PK Tournament finally started. The round-robin point matches occurred in the first half of the month and couldn’t be watched by others. The opponents were matched together by the system randomly. The couples would form teams and click the NPC to get transported to a single stadium. It was only when they entered the stadium that they knew who their opponents were.
Wei Wei and Nai He had, under the cheers of Yu Gong and the others, entered the stadium. Upon entering, Wei Wei felt great chagrin—on the opposite side stood Zhen Shui Wu Xiang and Xiao Yu Yao Yao.
The contestants did not immediately start the PK match after entering the stadium. The system gave three minutes of preparation time. Nai He glanced once at the opponents and casually said: “I’ll take care of Xiao Yu Yao Yao first.”
Wei Wei immediately understood Da Shen’s strategy. Xiao Yu Yao Yao was much weaker, and her profession was a healer. She had no chance at all against Nai He. Nai He could take care of her first and then, together with Wei Wei, defeat Zhen Shui Wu Xiang. This was the most efficient strategy.
But this way, Nai He would have to kill Xiao Yu Yao Yao. The Xiao Yu Family might use the action as a starting point, to go onto the World Channel to say Nai He was bullying weak girls.
Even thought it was unbelievable, if they did say something like that, Wei Wei wouldn’t find it shocking, because just yesterday, that had been what Xiao Yu Qing Qing accused them of on the World Channel.
Thinking of what had happened yesterday, Wei Wei was in turns irritated and embarrassed. That was called never-ending excitement.
It was the consequences from the incident with the stolen boss.
When Wei Wei had stated that she was quitting the sect, she had said that she was going to steal Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s bosses. However, she wasn’t important enough for Wei Wei to waste time lying in wait for. Originally, Wei Wei had thought that whenever they met by accident, she could go over and do the deed. But yesterday, when she had been together with Nai He doing a quest, Nai He suddenly threw away the half-completed quest and flew with her to another place.
At that place, Xiao Yu Qing Qing had been leading people to kill the boss.
After that, naturally, Wei Wei had stolen the first boss kill in her game-playing career, and with very great luck, obtained a material that was ultra-rare on the market. She gained a “Polar Ice Feather” and been the object of admiration on the system notice. (In the game, whenever somebody got a rare item, the system would announce it)
Xiao Yu Qing Qing couldn’t take it.
Originally, the drop from the same boss that Yu Gong had killed didn’t have what Xiao Yu Qing Qing really wanted. What Xiao Yu Qing Qing wanted was what this boss would rarely drop, the “Polar Ice Feather.” It was one of the new materials released by the system. Used along with other expensive and rare materials, it could forge a very strong new weapon.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing saw that the “Polar Ice Feather” had gone into Wei Wei’s hand and couldn’t let it go. She immediately went onto the World Channel to pretend to be humiliated, saying that Yi Xiao Nai He and Lu Wei Wei Wei, acting on the basis of their high levels, were bullying weaker females. She also sobbed out that she was killing the boss in order to obtain “Polar Ice Feather” because the weapon she was trying to make was only missing it, and obtaining the other materials required a lot of money. But since the “Polar Ice Feather” had been stolen by Lu Wei Wei Wei, the other expensive materials had become trash.
She was prepared and some of the others players cooperated with her. People on the World Channel were stirred up by her words and started criticizing Wei Wei. Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s accomplices, using the general atmosphere, demanded that Wei Wei give up the “Polar Ice Feather”.
Xiao Yu Yao Yao also appeared but didn’t directly accuse Wei Wei. She warmly sent out a few words, said that a few days ago, they had a misunderstanding, but Lu Wei Wei Wei’s actions today were over the line, and that she shouldn’t get into arguments, hoped that Lu Wei would be able to let it go BLAHBLAH.
The effect of the Most Beautiful was enormous. The moment the words came out, most of those watching agreed.
Zhen Shui Wu Xiang followed immediately and said that he was willing to pay a high price for Wei Wei’s “Polar Ice Feather.”
Wei Wei thought it was hilarious.
Xiao Yu Yao Yao’s words looked like they were reconciliatory, but in reality, they took away her choices. Even if she said what really happened, everyone would still think that she was narrow-minded and greedy. And Zhen Shui Wu Xiang acted as the third party, trying to negotiate a “compromise”, but showing that even though you had stolen our boss, we were still willing to pay money to buy back what you had stolen. We are so pitiful, so bullied, so sincere.
Wei Wei couldn’t be more disgusted and she wasn’t easily beaten. Last time, she had taken a screenshot of Zhan Tian Xia’s words and the discussion in the sect. But before she could reply, someone called “Just Won’t Eat Rice” showed up, and said that it was really Xiao Yu Qing Qing stealing his team’s boss, that Xiao Yu Qing Qing was the one bullying others using her high level and Lu Wei Wei Wei was the person who came to their aid.
Xiao Yu Qing Qing obviously wouldn’t admit it, but that avatar quickly uploaded a video of Xiao Yu Qing Qing killing people and stealing the boss onto the game forum. This time, the accusation had proof to back it up. Xiao Yu Qing Qing had no defense and quickly vanished.
Not even talking about the people on the World Channel, even Wei Wei was left wide-eyed at the dramatic shift. She wasn’t stupid and, thinking critically, understood.
She couldn’t help but want to laugh.
The World Channel erupted again. The players who had blindly followed the Xiao Yu Family had started to feel ashamed. Some disappeared along with Xiao Yu Qing Qing, others started apologizing to Wei Wei.
Wei Wei didn’t really care for their attacks, but since she had the chance, not taking it would be such a waste. So she pretended to be very calm and steady and said ––
World [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: Really didn’t want to say anything. Thought that the innocent will always be innocent, and the guilty shown to be guilty. But after this kind of accusations, suddenly feel very sad.
Wei Wei was very sickened by herself, but for effect, still sent it. Heehee, who doesn’t know how to pretend to be the victim ~~~By saying this, nobody would believe that she would ever steal Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s bosses even if she did ~~~
Ah, she had been influenced too much by Da Shen … …
World [Yi Xiao Nai He]: High price forever buying Polar Ice Feathers
Yi Xiao Nai He very very rarely spoke in the World Channel, basically never, so the moment his words popped out, the effects were like this ––
World [Angel Pull Mill]: Wah, group photo, group photo
World [The Dropped Red Braised Pork]: (starry-eyed expression) Give me an autograph.
Wei Wei felt cold sweat forming and tried to remember her reaction to meeting Nai He for the first time … …
So embarrassing ~~~
After the crowd of group shots, some people started to get curious.
World [Cai Mi Zhu]: Yi Xiao, are you gathering Polar Ice Feathers to make new weapons?
World [Yi Xiao Nai He]: Not interested.
World [Cai Mi Zhu]: (confused expression) then what are you gathering them for?
World [Yi Xiao Nai He]: To give to my wife to toss around and play.
Wei Wei burst into laughter. Da Shen, you are really devious … …
Closing the World Channel, Wei Wei had turned towards Nai He: “That “Just Won’t Eat Rice” is one of you guys’ puppet accounts?”
It most likely was. Otherwise, how coincidental it had been that she and Nai He had gone over to steal the boss, and that person just happened to record it. But they were very efficient. She had only bowed down under Yu Gong’s pressure two days ago to explain the cause … …
As expected, Nai He said: “Yu Gong and the others”
Yu Gong smugly took over: “The three of us started puppet accounts to steal bosses, but only Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s. We stole it three times before she couldn’t resist killing us, hahaha!”
The more he said, the more pleased he was with himself. He sent multiple expressions of a person with a hand on the waist and laughing. He was just waiting for Wei Wei to compliment him, but what he got was only a rueful line from Wei Wei: “Evil, too evil.”
Yu Gong felt victimized, “It was Laosan’s plan, we’re innocent.”
A! It was actually Da Shen’s strategy!
Wei Wei immediately sent an emoticon of a small fist and a face with starry eyes: “Da Shen, you are so awesome!”
Yu Gong and the others dropped down and pretended to be dead.
She returned from her memories. At the moment, listening to Nai He saying he would kill Xiao Yu Yao Yao first, Wei Wei couldn’t help but worry.
“If you kill her, that would be best. We would finish much faster, but based on my understanding of the Xiao Yu Family, they might start something again on the World Channel.”
Da Shen frowned: “Killing them requires discussion?”
Wei Wei: “… …”
True – –
Killing them did not truly require any discussion. Wei Wei felt, with the equipment that Da Shen gave her, she had at least a 50% chance of killing them one-on-two. Before, she and Zhen Shui were evenly matched because he had better equipment. Now that her equipment was also up to par, and Zhen Shui had been killed three levels by Da Shen… …
Thinking of this, an idea flew through Wei Wei’s mind. She couldn’t help be eager to try: “Why don’t you stay behind as support and I’ll go up alone! If I can’t do it, then you come.”
Nai He seemed to speechlessly stare at her for a while, and then silently hugged his zither and went into the corner.
Wei Wei’s insides started burning!
But after three minutes, her burning flames were mercilessly extinguished.
Zhen Shui Wu Xiang and Xiao Yu Yao Yao didn’t fight but ran away! After the three minute preparation time, they immediately gave up, and disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Wei Wei was depressed.
She was that scary, really … …
Carrying all those feelings of depression, Wei Wei tugged Nai He and headed for the second matchup. Once again, the opponents were familiar people.
Zhan Tian Xia and Die Meng Wei Xing.
冤家路窄: meeting one’s enemy on a narrow road. Means an unavoidable fight between opponents.
夫君: (fu jun) Another more formal and traditional way of saying husband.
大人 (da ren): literally big person. Official, person of high status.