Chapter 1 “Dumped”

New revised edition. Edited by midori, and everyone else that commented out and picked typos on the first edition. This isn’t going to be perfect either but better than before.

Chapter One Dumped

“Wei Wei, come to the Isle of Forgetfulness.[1] Let’s get divorced.”

Bei Wei Wei came online just in time to see her in-game “husband” Zhen Shui Wu Xiang[2] send her this kind of message. Wei Wei couldn’t help but be a little flabbergasted. No way. The dormitory’s broadband had only broke less than half a month, only about ten days, and the “feelings” had changed?

Wei Wei replied after a long pause: “Why?”

Zhen Shui Wu Xiang: Sorry, Wei Wei. Don’t ask for the reason.  I’ll give you this set of immortals[3] equipment as compensation.”

He was giving her alimony? Wei Wei felt a bit depressed. “No thanks.”

Marriage in a game should never be considered real. Originally, when she and Zhen Shui Wu Xiang got married, it had been for a quest. Some quests required married partners to complete them so the single members in the sect had gotten married. At the time, Zhen Shui Wu Xiang had messaged asking Wei Wei to marry him. Wei Wei had agreed after a bit of thought.

They had been married for more than half a year. Even though Wei Wei had never sappily called him “husband” or any other nicknames, always called Zhen Shui by his name, after such a long partnership and mutual reliance, she thought that a little bit of platonic camaraderie had developed.

But since it was just a game … …

Wei Wei messaged back: “I’ll be right there.”

Wei Wei’s avatar in the game, “Lu Wei Wei Wei,” got on the horse and headed for the Isle of Forgetfulness.

“Lu Wei Wei Wei” was a female warrior dressed entirely in crimson.[4]

The game Wei Wei played was called [Dreams of Jianghu] which was one of the hottest wuxia games on the market at the moment. This game didn’t have any outstanding attributes except that it had very good graphics and lots of different avatars. Each gender had eighteen different avatar choices. Wei Wei’s red-clad female warrior was not very popular, not because the female warrior avatar was not beautiful, but because her weapon was a very large blade.

A gigantic blade, compared to an elegant jade flute, dancing white silk ribbons, a clean and flexible sword, or an Emei dagger,[5] definitely did not have any sort of beauty or femininity. Thus few of the females would choose this avatar. But Wei Wei liked her avatar. She felt it was very bold and it fit her self-image very well.

Once she got to the Isle of Forgetfulness, the two drank the Water of Forgetfulness. The system announced: Lu Wei Wei Wei and Zhen Shui Wu Xiang have announced their divorce due to incompatibility of feelings. From now on, the two can marry freely.

Wei Wei clicked “Cancel” to refuse Zhen Shui Wu Xiang’s offer of immortal equipment. She sent a smiley-face in return and her crimson-clad avatar boldly walked away.

Consequently, on the second day when Wei Wei came online after finishing lunch, one of her closer female friends in the sect, Lei Shen Ni Ni, sent over a message: “Wei Wei, what happened? You got divorced from Zhen Shui? I heard that Zhen Shui is getting married at eight today to Xiao Yu Yao Yao!”[6]

Wei Wei: … …

Lei Shen Ni Ni: You really got divorced?

Wei Wei: Yes.

Lei Shen Ni Ni: Such a pity, Zhen Shui is not a bad catch. Who would’ve thought he would be blinded by beauty? But that Xiao Yu Yao Yao is really a beauty.

Ni Ni’s remark wasn’t about the avatar, but Xiao Yu Yao Yao’s real-life beauty. Three months ago, the game company had hosted a one-time real life beauty pageant for players. The three most popular players were awarded high level equipment. Xiao Yu Yao Yao came first on the basis of a few photographs, a video, and her high popularity. Her win created a sensation on Wei Wei’s gaming server. Xiao Yu Yao Yao became the new target of that crowd of perverts.

Her “ex” was suddenly getting flash-married to another woman. Even though Wei Wei only had a platonic camaraderie with him, she couldn’t help but feel a little bit gloomy. She slammed her head against the desk (she always did this when depressed … …), and yelled, “Who does this type of thing, marrying for beauty!!!”

Wei Wei’s words were not yelled in the game, but in her dormitory, causing her to be hit with a pillow from above.

“Bei Wei Wei! Such a renowned beauty such as you yelling like this, the rest of us can’t live anymore.”

Yes, Wei Wei was beautiful, and was, in fact, very beautiful. But beauty came in many forms. There was the elegant kind, the intelligent kind, the sweet kind, the warm kind, the virtuous kind … …

But there was also Wei Wei’s kind – the flower vase … …

Even though Wei Wei was a good student who studied hard every day … …

A beautiful face, a seductive glance, eternally red lips, and a hot body. Even if Bei Wei Wei was wearing her university’s tasteless uniform, no one would believe that she was a student at the famous university.

Wei Wei recalled the woes of her life and continued hitting her head on the desk.

On the computer, Lei Shen Ni Ni continued to gossip: “The rumour before was that Xiao Yu Yao Yao wanted to get married to somebody who was higher-leveled. Didn’t think that she would get together with Zhen Shui. But I recently saw her levelling up with Zhen Shui.”

So it was during the time she wasn’t there that they developed an “affair”. Wei Wei sent out a black and enraged emoticon.

“But it can’t be all blamed on Zhen Shui. Wei Wei, really … …”

“Really what?” Wei Wei finished hitting the desk, grabbed a mug of tea and started typing with one hand.

“Really … … You are so powerful, PK ranking at number six, has never asked any man for equipment. People think that you are really a renyao!”[7]

“Puh!” Wei Wei sprayed water all over her monitor.



[1]忘情岛:literal translation would be the Isle of Emotional/Romantic love forgetfulness

[2] 真水无香: 真(real)水(water)无(no)香(fragrance)

[3]仙(xian) can also translate to deity/god, or immortal.

[4] 芦苇微微: 芦苇is reeds, 微微comes from her name, so you could call her Reed Wei Wei

[5]峨嵋刺: Traditional martial arts weapon. It is a pair of what looks like two short steel rods, sharpened at both ends, and a ring attached by an axel to the middle of the two rods. The middle finger is inserted into the ring so that the rod can be held in a fist and the rods spun to confuse an attacker before piercing.

[6] 小雨妖妖: 小(Little)雨(Rain)妖妖 (Demoness)

[7] 人妖: male player who has a female avatar