Chapter 15 “Meet Again on the Jianghu”

Chapter Fifteen Meet Again on the Jianghu

Yu Gong and Hou Zi Jiu? They had gone to kill a boss, but they wouldn’t try to steal somebody else’s boss. Wei Wei had at least that much confidence in them. It was probably a misunderstanding.

Thinking that way, Wei Wei wanted to clear up any misunderstandings and very nicely said: “Could you tell me what happened in more detail.”

Zhan Tian Xia: “Lu Wei, it should be you giving me an explanation. Your team stole the sect’s boss and that is not acceptable. The boss drop had items that people in the sect need urgently. You solve this now.”

He kept on levelling accusations at her but wouldn’t tell her what had occurred. Wei Wei decided to not bother asking him and said: “Whose team with our sect? I’ll go ask Yu Gong.”

Zhan Tian Xia did not reply for a while: “Xiao Yu Qing Qing.”

Wei Wei: “. . . . . .”

Mortification and anger were not adequate to describe her feelings at the moment. After looking at her friends list and seeing Lei Shen Ni Ni online, she sent a message over: “When did Xiao Yu Qing Qing come over to our sect?”

Wei Wei knew that Xiao Yu Yao Yao had come to Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion. That had been expected. The wife joining the husband’s sect or even the other way around was common. But why did Xiao Yu Qing Qing come over? When had Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion’s standards obviously lowered by this much?

Lei Shen Ni Ni replied quickly: “Last week. Wei Wei, you didn’t know?”

Wei Wei: “Nope, who accepted?”

Lei Shen Ni Ni: “Our sect leader, because of Zhen Shui and Yao Yao. Oh, right. When they were entering, you weren’t online. All of the Xiao Yu Family entered our sect.”

Wei Wei: “… …”

Lei Shen Ni Ni: “No wonder you didn’t show any reaction. I didn’t want to bring it up. Ugh, actually Xiao Yu Yao Yao isn’t that bad, but that Xiao Yu Qing Qing is pretty bad. She keeps on playing coy and coquettish with all the males, it’s so disgusting. Wei Wei, I’m telling you secretly, I saw a few times Xiao Yu Qing Qing and Leader Zhan alone, and on the same horse … …”

Wei Wei’s one question had stimulated Lei Shen Ni Ni’s gossiping nature and she wouldn’t stop. Wei Wei wasn’t in the mood for her gossip and didn’t have interest in anything else. She sent a message to Yu Gong: “Yu Gong, you guys met Xiao Yu Qing Qing when you were killing the boss?”

Yu Gong: “I think so, didn’t notice. There were five or six teams together waiting for the boss to come out. My hand was the fastest so I got it. There was a good piece in the drop, I’ll give it to you later. You and Laosan finished your quest?”

Since Yu Gong said it this way, there wasn’t any need to press further. Wei Wei hadn’t felt like they were the type to steal other people’s bosses, and was more confident now. She easily replied: “Not yet.”

Yu Gong: “Ah! Laosan is too weak.”

Wei Wei rushed to Nai He’s defence: “It’s the quest that’s too difficult!!!”

Please don’t sling undeserved mud at Da Shen >o<

Wei Wei kept describing to Yu Gong the difficulty of the quest as she sent a quick message to Zhan Tian Xia: “Sect Leader Zhan, why don’t you ask Xiao Yu Qing Qing what’s going on, and then give me an explanation.”

Zhan Tian Xia: “What do you mean? Lu Wei, I know you have strong opinions against Qing Qing and the others but I hope you could be rational.”

Receiving such a reply, Wei Wei could only be speechless.

Be rational, how was she not rational? Just who was it that was lying and spreading rumours!

In the past, Wei Wei had thought that this Zhan Tian Xia wasn’t very good at solving issues. Now it looked like he just had a terrible mind. Wei Wei didn’t want to waste more words with him. She opened the sect chat channel to yell for Xiao Yu Qing Qing.

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: Xiao Yu Qing Qing.

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: Can I trouble you to explain to Sect Leader Zhan what you mean by my team stealing your boss.

With that one line, a storm started. Everybody in the sect who had been invisible started popping up.

Sect [Lei Shen Ni Ni]: Wei Wei, what stealing boss?

Sect [Zhen Shui Wu Xiang]: (confused expression)

Sect [Big Sunlight] What’s going on?

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: Sect Leader Zhan suddenly started questioning me. He said that my team had apparently stolen Xiao Yu Qing Qing’s team’s kill. Yi Xiao Nai He and I are in the middle of a quest. We can’t fight right now. I asked Yu Gong Pa Shan and Hou Zi Jiu. I’ve found that their explanation was a bit different. I would like Xiao Yu Qing Qing to come out and explain.

Sect [Lei Shen Ni Ni]: Hey, Wei Wei, you weren’t in the team, it’s really not your problem.

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: Even so, if Yu Gong really did steal, I’ll take responsibility. But according to Yu Gong, it seemed that everybody was waiting for the boss to come out and he was just faster than the others. Of course, that was just his side of the story, I don’t want to be biased, so I want Xiao Yu Qing Qing to tell her side.

Sect [revo]: Where is Xiao Yu Qing Qing?

Sect [Meng Hao Ran]: Xiao Yu Qing Qing come out and say if they did steal it or not.

The members in the sect were busy chatting, but Xiao Yu Qing Qing still didn’t appear. Later, Xiao Yu Yao Yao came out.

Sect [Xiao Yu Yao Yao]: Qing Qing isn’t here, probably just hanging online but her person left.

Hanging?

Zhan Tian Xia also wasn’t saying anything either. Did he leave too? And such a coincidence, both of them not here at the same time? Wei Wei wasn’t dumb and immediately said: “Xiao Yu Qing Qing, if you don’t want to talk, I’ll ask on the World Channel. There were several teams present, I bet there will be others who would tell us what had happened.”

This time, Xiao Yu Qing Qing quickly came out.

Sect [Xiao Yu Qing Qing]: I just went out. What’s going on?

Sect [Xiao Yu Qing Qing]: Oh, this thing. I just said they stole. I didn’t manage to get it, said they took away the boss. There’s nothing wrong with that. I didn’t know that Tian Xia would misunderstand and question you.

This was pushing the blame onto Zhan Tian Xia. Wei Wei didn’t like Xiao Yu Qing Qing in the beginning, and now she looked down even more at her for not taking responsibility. If she only said that, Zhan Tian Xia wouldn’t have come accuse her with such righteousness, and hint at her to give out the drop.

Zhan Tian Xia wasn’t an idiot.

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: According to you, then it’s Sect Leader Zhan who purposely misunderstood you words and accused me? Then shouldn’t Sect Leader Zhan give me an explanation? It’s a bad feeling to be mistakenly accused.

Sect [Zhen Shui Wu Xiang]: Looks like a misunderstanding. Everybody, don’t take it that seriously.

Misunderstanding? Wei Wei laughed coldly inside.

Lei Shen Ni Ni sent over a private message: “I feel it was definitely Xiao Yu Qing Qing flirting with Zhan Tian Xia and saying bad things about you. She probably didn’t think that Zhan Tian Xia would ask you, and get caught. But it’s hard to say, she does things like this a lot, always calling the male members of the sect to help her take revenge and whatnot. Might have wanted to use somebody else’s knife to attack others?”[1]

Wei Wei rudely replied: “Then this knife she was using was too blunt.”

Zhan Tian Xia hadn’t replied to anything so Wei Wei continued: “Is Sect Leader also hanging and not really here?”

After a while there was still no response. Wei Wei wasn’t in a hurry and so slowly typed out: “Even though just right now Sect Leader Zhan mistakenly accused me, but the determination the Sect Leader Zhan has for making sure that justice exists for all members of the sect is something I admire greatly. But why isn’t he coming out now, is this determination biased and only for a select few?”

Zhan Tian Xia finally was forced out.

Sect [Zhan Tian Xia]: “That was my mistake,  okay, it was a misunderstanding. The unity of the sect is the most important, but there’s another matter, Lu Wei, that you have to pay attention to.”

He wanted to gloss over it that easily! And had a backup plan?

Wei Wei was still irritated over getting accused but since anger did not solve anything, she had been keeping it in control. But seeing his attitude now, she couldn’t help but actually get angry. Her anger usually manifested as absolute calmness and she steadily typed: “What matter, please tell me.”

Zhan Tian Xia: “When Zhen Shui and Yao Yao were getting married, the medicines you were selling on the bridge were probably from the sect stores. Technically, you shouldn’t have sold them on your own. But once is okay, just pay attention next time, ho ho.”

Wei Wei was terribly disgusted by his last “ho ho.” She understood it was because he was very embarrassed by the previous matter. He wanted something else to embarrass her with so they were even. If it had been somebody else with a softer personality, they might have let it go. But Wei Wei wasn’t that type of person and forcefully retaliated: “That was so long ago, it’s amazing how well Substitute Sect Leader still remembers. The medicines I sold were, yes, made using the sect stores but to create these medicines, the herbs had to be the highest-level. How many people in this sect have maxed out their level and are able to gather these herbs?”

The sect channel was entirely silent.

The leader and the elder of the sect were fighting. Normal members couldn’t interrupt. Some more perceptive people found that Lu Wei had changed her honorific of Sect Leader Zhan to Substitute Leader, and found it even more agonizing.

Nobody answered her so Wei Wei continued on herself: “If I remember correctly, there are only two, including me. The other is Huan Huan Xi Xi, but she’s in in the last year of high school and has the high-school exam coming up, so she hadn’t been online for a few months now.”

Wei Wei: “There, the so-called sect stores, are really just herbs that I gathered. I use the herbs I gathered to make medicine to sell, does Substitute Leader have any objections?”

Zhan Tian Xia furiously replied: “Lu Wei, don’t say it that way. Even though high-level medicine requires high-level herbs, but it still requires some low-level ones that others have gathered. Those low-level herbs are the property of the sect.”

Wei Wei didn’t go in a panic and replied: “Okay, since Substitute Leader wants to do it this way, then let’s calculate clearly. What’s the market price for high-level herbs? What’s the price for low-level herbs? How many times did I make high-level medicine for the sect for free?”

The difference between the price of high-level and low-level herbs was akin to heaven and earth. Additionally, high-level medicines were products that you didn’t get to buy just because you had the money. Zhan Tian Xia would be dumb to reply. He had only wanted to find some matter to pick so that he would look somewhat good. He hadn’t thought Lu Wei Wei Wei would react so strongly.

Zhan Tian Xia: “Making contributions to the sect should be the responsibility of every member.”

Wei Wei thrust back: “But please don’t take my generosity for granted! Just because I was helping the sect by making free medicine, I don’t have the freedom to sell my own medicine?!”

Wei Wei: “Also, why is it that my contributions should receive such criticism and blame?!”

In the sect, a small medicine-maker hesitantly opened up: “Even though Sister Wei Wei used the low-level herbs we gathered, but we also used the high-level herbs she gathered to aid us to level up.”

Lei Shen Ni Ni saw that the situation was getting worse and worse. She was frightened that after this, Wei Wei would have an even harder time in the sect. She tried to reconcile the two sides: “Okay okay, we are all one sect. Let us all live harmoniously.”

She started and the rest of the members started to come in to try to persuade.

Wei Wei sent a smiling expression and everybody heaved a sigh of relief, thinking that they were successful. Nobody expected the following line to pop up, which shocked them speechless.

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: Xiao Yu Qing Qing, you know very well what happened. So you can apologize to me now or never let me see you killing a boss. Otherwise, I’ll do exactly what you accused me of today.”

Let it go? If Zhan Tian Xia hadn’t taken up the issue of the medicine, that might have been possible. She wasn’t the type to not be able to let go, but that wasn’t possible now. In real life, solving problems required deep thinking, but not in games. If it wasn’t possible to be rash and be quick in making decisions in the game, why play? She was here to play and have fun, not to get angry!

Almost immediately.

Sect [Xiao Yu Mian Mian]: Lu Wei Wei Wei! You’ve gone overboard!

The members of the Xiao Yu Family who had been silent because reason wasn’t on their side came out. Some attacked, some tried to persuade and make excuses. Wei Wei looked at the screen full of complications, and her rage disappeared. She felt that this was meaningless.

This wasn’t the original Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion.

All the friends who she had gone through struggles with had either disappeared or left. The ones remaining didn’t participate much, even the previous leader Die Meng was only popping in and out. Now that there were only members of the Xiao Yu Family … …

After this, it would be even harder to bear.

This kind of tense and manipulative atmosphere. This wasn’t Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion. All the people had left, was it necessary to linger and reminisce? Under a strong impulse, without any thinking, Wei Wei left behind this line.

Sect [Lu Wei Wei Wei]: I’ve said what needed to be said. Friends, when we meet again on the jianghu, we are still friends.

Finishing and not looking at the response, Wei Wei opened the sect page and pressed the right bottom corner – Quit.

Are you sure you want to quit Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion?

Yes.

Sect: There are no gatherings in the world that do not end. Lu Wei Wei Wei has quit Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion.

Immediately after, the system refreshed and added a new notice.

System: Jianghu high-ranking player Lu Wei Wei Wei has quit Green Sea Tidal Sound Pavilion.

Usually, movements of players would not be reported by the system. But those on the overall rankings were subject to a different set of rules. The system would report their movements with their sect. The second the notice came out, the World Channel erupted in noise.

World [Refreshing to Not Wear Pants]: Lu Wei Wei Wei left Green Sea?

World [Meng Xi Bi Tan]: Xiao Yu Yao Yao went to Green Sea, Lu Wei probably couldn’t stand their sappiness.

World [Ne Mo]: Don’t mess around. Lu Wei’s husband Yi Xiao Nai He is much better than Zhen Shui Wu Xiang.

World [Pink Bubbles]: Stronger in the game doesn’t mean anything. Zhen Shui Wu Xiang and Xiao Yu Yao Yao are the real thing. A cool-looking guy and a pretty girl in real lif,. I saw pics.”

There was also another kind of voice.

World [Long Smoke In The Sky]: Another strong player left Green Sea, looks like there’s nothing left at Green Sea. When Die Meng left, it was already in danger, now that Lu Wei Wei Wei has left, the sect is probably getting pushed off the top four soon.

World [Great Virtue Of The World]: Lu Wei Wei Wei, come to our Virtue of the World sect, we’ll treat you much better than Green Sea.

World [Great Virtue Of The World]: Lu Wei Wei Wei, come to our Virtue of the World sect, we’ll treat you much better than Green Sea.

World [Great Virtue Of The World ]: Lu Wei Wei Wei, come to our Virtue of the World sect, we’ll treat you much better than Green Sea.

System: Player Great Virtue Of The World is banned for one hour for spamming.

… …

… …

Compared to the World Channel, Wei Wei’s friends list was even busier.

Lei Shen Ni Ni: “Wei Wei, why are you leaving the sect, don’t!!!”

Wei Wei didn’t want to say too much and only said: “Nothing, just wanted to cool off a bit.”

Lei Shen Ni Ni; “Then you are coming back?”

Wei Wei unflinchingly replied with one word: “No.”

Yu Gong and Hou Zi Jiu also sent messages over. Yu Gong was a smart person and instantly connected it to the questions Wei Wei had asked before. “Leaving the sect had something to do with the Xiao Yu Family? And is related to me?”

Wei Wei said: “>o<”

Yu Gong: “Really. For me?”

Wei Wei: “Uh, no, what I wanted to say was, you aren’t that important.”

Yu Gong: “… …”

 

[1]借刀杀人: meaning borrowing a knife to kill somebody. The idiom means that the person responsible is taking advantage of another, probably who hadn’t realized what they were doing, to attack their opponent.