Chapter 82: Pick the Flower!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Things seemed to have gotten out of hand. Violetmoon Devilite and the others were horrified. The conflict between Qin Ruo and Ironjail River was the one thing they had been trying to avoid. They never expected that a few words between the two would fill the atmosphere with fire and brimstone. Not to mention, the situation had straight away turned into a duel!
For a time, the three of them did not know what to do…
But then, Qin Ruo added another sentence, telling Ironjail River who was getting back up on his feet, “First, you have to make sure that Crackpot’s coming. Give me an estimated time. You can’t expect me to just wait like this.”
“He’s already on his way here. It’ll take half an hour at most for him to arrive. Since you guys are also waiting for someone else, this wait won’t hold up much of your time. If he can’t make it here in half an hour, you can just go. I won’t stop you.” Ironjail River appeared to be a direct man. He got straight to the point without the slightest hesitation. That seemed to strike Qin Ruo with a slight good impression.
Qin Ruo and Ironjail River aligned the time for the duel with each other. Currently, it was 2.37 a.m. Soon after, Qin Ruo also informed Ironjail River, “I’ve recorded our entire conversation. I hope that you’ll keep your word when the duel starts later.”
Ironjail River furrowed his eyebrows, appearing to be in a foul mood at that moment.
“What’s the meaning of this?”
“There’s no meaning in it.” Qin Ruo smiled. “I’m just a normal Tier 3 player. I’m never going to be capable of taking on people with Clans and Leagues like you guys. Just in case your pal, Crackpot happens to decide that he can’t stand the sight of me and suddenly orders some of his goons to take me out, whom can I complain to? By recording your words, I have a guarantee. Since you and I have established a gentlemen’s agreement, you’ll need to do your part as a witness and prevent him from breaking the rules… Or else, hmph! If you guys dare try anything funny, I’ll post this on the website and let hundreds of millions of players see the true ‘spirit’ of Netherspirit’s Claw! And, they’ll also get to know you, Big Brother Ironjail River…”
The moment Qin Ruo’s words came out of his mouth, Ironjail River had his full attention on Qin Ruo. He was not even in the slightest mood to look at the two pretty ladies right beside him, not anymore. Initially, he merely wanted to find an excuse to keep Qin Ruo there. He really did not intend to interfere with what Crackpot was going to do with Qin Ruo when he arrived…
But now, Qin Ruo had taken such an unexpected precaution! Not only did Qin Ruo tie him to the battle cart, he also tied his actions to the reputation of Netherspirit’s Claw. He was currently trapped in a position where it was extremely difficult for him to bail.
Ironjail River could only harbor his resentment deep in his heart as he could not disagree to do it. Who told him to stand up for Crackpot a while ago and get Qin Ruo to agree with the gentlemen’s agreement he verbally spoke of? If he ever wanted to go back on his word at such a time, would he not be slapping himself in his own face?
“Rest assured that I, Ironjail River, will keep my word and get it done! I shall personally hold the line for you. Whoever dares interrupt the duel between the two of you shall suffer my wrath and become the first one to get torn into pieces by me!”
“Alright! I believe you!”
Ironjail River obediently fell into his own trap, which he tried to use to keep Qin Ruo there. At the same time, the weight had been completely lifted off Qin Ruo’s shoulders. With Ironjail River as his shield, it would be impossible for Crackpot to even think about messing around with him. As for the one-on-one duel… it was true that Crackpot utterly looked down on him.
But before all of that, it would be better to gather the Frost Lotuses and allow Violetmoon Devilite, Grand Magi, as well as the others to leave that dangerous place. Once this crossed his mind, Qin Ruo swiftly put a reminder in the channel. He then turned his head around and looked at Violetmoon Devilite. He proceeded to say something, which caused the few of them around him to fall to the ground as they were rendered speechless…
“If I win later, you’ll have to give me a kiss.”
The moment he finished saying that, even Qin Ruo himself felt the temperature in his face rising.
‘ Ahem, Brother Da’s right, I’ve become a bad boy now.’
The few who surrounded him were just looking at him…
Grandiose Dragon glared at Qin Ruo with murderous eyes. His widened eyes were big and round, and his killing intent blazed across his surroundings in all directions.
Blue Princess was also shocked by Qin Ruo’s bold request for a kiss. She was so shocked that her eyes were wide open, and she was tongue-tied. She remained dumbfounded by the side as she looked at Violetmoon Devilite who appeared to be blushing and clueless about what to do at the moment.
Ironjail River responded in an even more exaggerated manner. He never expected this Tier 3 rookie, Qin Ruo to actually behave so arrogantly.
‘ A second ago, the brat just made an agreement with me. The next moment, he actually requested a kiss from his female companion for something that could never possibly happen… Pff! It’ll serve that fellow right if Crackpot ever drags and throws him into the middle of a snow monster horde. He’ll get himself shredded into pieces!’
“Hey, why are you staring at us with those wide opened eyes when both of us are whispering to each other?”
Qin Wei’s words sounded quite ill-conceived to the several people around him. There was an obvious intention of showing off. Even the other players at the side, who were battling monsters and grinding their levels, were irked by the presumptuous look on Qin Ruo’s face.
‘You just have a prettier girlfriend right? Just want a kiss right? Can’t we take a look at all? What the f*ck!’
Qin Ruo did not bother himself with their reactions as he winked at them. While Grandiose Dragon and Blue Princess helplessly witnessed this, he quickly pulled Violetmoon Devilite away. She was blushing so much it looked like blood was going to drip from her face. It was pretty obvious that the two of them were acting as if they wanted to find a quiet corner to have a lovey-dovey moment to themselves and hide from the others.
As they strolled away, the two of them looked like a couple. They made their way to a spot right behind a giant ice boulder, which was more than twenty meters away. From their angle, Ironjail River and his party members could see the Violetmoon Devilite’s still blushing face. She appeared delicate and gorgeous as she bashfully faced the spot behind the boulder, where Qin Ruo was supposed to be standing. She maintained the pose of a little girl who was flushed with embarrassment from time to time.
Ironjail River felt an itch in his heart while he looked at her.
‘ Why can’t I have such a beautiful girl as my companion? This is so pathetic!’
Instead, Qin Ruo that stinky brat, a mere Tier 3 Aquamancer… Even though he was a little arrogant and his strength was poorer, that brat had to be living a better life than Ironjail River for having such a girlfriend by his side…
“Haih, all the good cabbages have been twiddled by pigs…”
Ironjail River sighed deep down his heart.
About two minutes later, one of the brothers from Netherspirit’s Claw took a moment of his time and threw a quick glance in Qin Ruo and Violetmoon Devilite’s direction. He then furrowed his eyebrows, seeming a little worried.
“Brother Ironjail… something’s not right. Why is that we can only see that chick even after they’ve been fooling around for half a day? Could it be… that the brat’s already run away?”
After hearing what he said, Ironjail River immediately raised his eyebrows.
“How dare he!” As he said this, he began to step forward in huge strides. He was prepared to find out what was going on…
Making his way around the huge boulder, he coincidentally bumped into Qin Ruo who was standing right there and tightly holding on to Violetmoon Devilite’s little hands. The moment Ironjail River approached the two of them, Violetmoon Devilite let out an embarrassed scream. Soon after, she lowered her head and ran back to the others, as though someone had discovered something very shameful. Qin Ruo was left behind with deep hatred and resentment in his eyes. His glare, which was aimed at Ironjail River, was filled with fierce and malicious intent!
“Umm… I came over here to lure the monster… I didn’t know…”
Ironjail River shrank back, feeling guilty for what he had done. He was too afraid to continue looking into Qin Ruo’s malicious eyes. They looked like the ferocious eyes of a wolf.
However, he did not realize that the moment he turned around and left, Qin Ruo immediately squatted down to the ground. He reached out with his evil hands and started to gather the final bunch of pure, icy Frost Lotuses through the side gaps of the ice boulder…