Translator: Mr Voltaire
“Tian Tian, time to get up. The sun’s shining already.”
“Ugh… no… I want to sleep for a bit longer…” Tian Tian protested sleepily. However, she still slowly opened her eyes as she gradually woke up. Within her vision was an unfamiliar ceiling. Then she remembered that this was their new home, and she was lying in a new bed. This was the first time she would be getting out of bed in their new home.
Ling Chen picked her up and put her at the edge of the bed, and brought over her clothes, “Here, put on your clothes and we’ll go eat breakfast. After having breakfast, I’ll take you to visit your big sisters.”
“Ah? Really?” Tian Tian suddenly didn’t feel sleepy anymore. Of course, she knew who those ‘big sisters’ that Ling Chen mentioned were. After not meeting them for more than 10 days, she missed them quite a bit. She looked up towards Ling Chen’s face… Ling Chen was wearing light-coloured casual clothes, and was looking much better than before. The smile on his face was quite faint, but it was natural. He had smiled at her the entire day yesterday, but those smiles all looked like they were fake and forced, which made her heart ache.
Looking at the current Ling Chen, Tian Tian couldn’t help but stare. His hair was orderly, and he was dressed properly, and had a faint, warm smile on his face… this was the big brother that she knew.
Seeing Tian Tian stare at him, Ling Chen tapped his nose, “Tian Tian, why are you looking at me like that? Is there something on my face?”
Tian Tian shook her head and said, “Big brother, you’re… different from yesterday.”
“Really? How so?” Ling Chen asked as he smiled.
Tian Tian earnestly replied, “Today’s big brother looks better and is more likeable than yesterday’s big brother.”
“Haha!” Ling Chen laughed out loud. Of course, he knew what had happened. Last night, there had been great changes within his heart. Because of the hope that now existed within him, all of the pain and grief had been dispelled. After all, Shui Ruo had made him promise that he would smile and live each day happily. He would do his best to create another miracle, and reunite himself and Tian Tian with Shui Ruo.
He picked Tian Tian up and put her on his legs, and cradled her like cradling a baby, “Tian Tian, we’re both quite sad about Ruo Ruo passing away. However, I believe that even if Ruo Ruo isn’t alive anymore, she’s still by our side and is watching us. How could she bear to leave us? So, if we wallow in our pain and anguish, Ruo Ruo, who’s always watching us, will also feel that way. What she wants is that we can live happily and joyfully- that way, she can also be happy. Tian Tian, we need to keep Ruo Ruo in our hearts, but also live happily, alright?”
Before Ling Chen had finished speaking, Tian Tian’s tears had already started to flow. When he finished speaking, she buried her head in his chest and cried. Because Ling Chen was her last support and family, what she was always worried about was that despite his promises, he would once again do something stupid. However, hearing his words, as well as seeing this genuine smile, she knew that she could finally be at ease…
To her, Ling Chen being able to think this way was the best thing that could happen.
Within the Mystic Moon world.
The number one player in the Player Level Rankings was now LV28. The name “Ling Tian” which had once hung at the top was now nowhere to be found. In fact, even the Sword Emperor, “Feng Xie Yu” had disappeared.
The former number 1 of the Heaven Rankings and the current number 1 of the Heaven Rankings had all stopped levelling up, which caused much discussion and speculation in China. The chaos in Beijing had finally begun to settle down, but the news about the fugitive “Ling Chen” had not stopped being broadcast. Right now, virtually everyone in China knew about this person. However, not many people knew that “Ling Chen” was “Ling Tian”- this was something that was not spread by the Long family. This was because Ling Tian’s fame in the virtual world was simply too great- if people started viewing Ling Chen and Ling Tian as the same person, this would cause complications for the Long family.
On the Guild rankings, the number 1 position still belonged to the Yan Huang Alliance.
The former number 1, Heart’s Dream, which was created by Ling Tian, had vanished. The top 10 places on the Guild Rankings were now full. Even if Heart’s Dream could obtain another Guild Creation Token, they would never be able to enter the Guild Rankings again. However, Ling Tian had not appeared on the day Heart’s Dream was destroyed, and neither had he gone to take revenge. There was no news about him at all. It was as if he had disappeared from the Mystic Moon world. As such, there were many people spreading rumours that Ling Tian’s real life identity had been discovered by Long Tian Yun, and more and more people believed them.
East of the Azure Dragon City, at the boundary of the Forest Region.
It had been 11 days since the girls of Heart’s Dream had met Ling Tian.
In the first 3 days of these 11 days, Ling Tian and his two sisters had gone missing, as well as Mu Bing Yao. On the fourth day, the news they received completely shocked them…
Ruo Ruo had died, and it wasn’t known if Ling Tian and Tian Tian were still alive. Subsequently, Heart’s Dream had been destroyed… this was simply a chain of nightmares.
None of the girls knew how they had kept going in these few days. The only comfort to them was that Mu Bing Yao had been found, and she was gradually recovering.
Today, they had arranged to meet together in the game to discuss their future. However, they didn’t meet up at the Northern Residential District like before. This time, they met up in the Forest Region. The little building still belonged to them, but they would be overcome with pain whenever they entered it.
Yun Meng Xin arrived first, and she was wearing a white veil as usual. Next was Su’Er, then Xiao Qi and Mu Bing Yao. Although Mu Bing Yao’s body hadn’t fully recovered yet, her mind was completely fine, so she was able to enter the virtual world.
This was the first time they had met up since the beginning of the nightmare. These days, none of them felt like doing anything, as they were filled with grief about Shui Ruo’s death and were extremely anxious about Ling Tian and Tian Tian.
“Big sister Bing Yao, are your injuries better?” Yun Meng Xin asked when she saw Mu Bing Yao. Normally, the four of them had countless things to talk about, but the atmosphere today was especially heavy. Originally, she had been surprised as to why Mu Bing Yao had joined them, but now she understood. It was because she was related to Ling Tian. However, none of this was important. No matter if it was Ling Tian or Mu Bing Yao, they were here to help her.
Mu Bing Yao nodded. Her expression and eyes were all much colder than they had been before.
“Big sister Bing Yao’s injuries healed so quickly. She doesn’t even need treatment anymore.” Xiao Qi said. Her face sank as she continued, “I wonder how big brother Ling Tian and Tian Tian are right now…”
“Big sister Bing Yao, is big brother Ling Tian really fine? Is he completely safe now?” Su’Er softly asked. These days, she had secretly cried many times. She had recently found out that he was alive a few days ago, and that he was at Zhong Zhou. This caused her to start crying in joy, causing her parents to become quite confused.
After Ling Chen arrived at Zhong Zhou and contacted Gui Ya, Gui Ya had immediately told Mu Bing Yao. She then passed on this information to Xiao Qi, who told Su’Er and Yun Meng Xin. To them, this was the best piece of news that they had ever heard. However, they were still worried…
This was because Ling Chen was still the number 1 wanted fugitive in all of China. Even little kids knew of his name, what he looked like and his ‘crimes’. It would be almost impossible for him remain in China. How would he spend the rest of his days…
“Don’t worry, he’s in a very safe place.” Mu Bing Yao said. If it wasn’t for the fact that she was still recuperating, she would have rushed to his side immediately in order to take care of him and protect him. She knew that even though he was alive, the pain from Shui Ruo’s death was even worse than dying.
“Great… I hope that we can meet him again soon…”
The girls all lapsed into silence. These 11 days had passed as slowly as 11 years. When would they be able to see him again? When they meet him again, would he be like a soulless person, unable to smile or feel emotions…
At this moment, a system announcement rang in their ears.
“Ding… your friend “Ling Tian” is online.”
“Ding… your friend “Tian Tian Tian Tian” is online.”
The ordinary system announcements sounded like beautiful music to the four girls. They all stared at each other in shock, then moved almost simultaneously… they picked up their communication devices and hurriedly contacted that familiar name…
“Big brother Ling Tian… Big brother Ling Tian…”
“Big brother Ling Tian!! Where are you??”
“Ling Tian, you… you…”
The four girls, all of them with completely different personalities, had extremely similar expressions. All of their voices trembled as their eyes misted.
Just as Ling Chen came online, his communication device rang out with many familiar voices.
Bing Yao’s, Meng Xin’s, Qi Qi’s, Su Su’s…
All of them sounded incredibly emotional as they cried out to him. The mixture of these voices travelled into Ling Chen’s heart, creating an extremely warm feeling. It had been a short 11 days, but everything had changed… he picked up his communication device as he said with a smile in his voice, “I’m back. I missed you guys a lot; how have you all been?”