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Chapter 31 - June’s Rain
“Get out of the way!” The axe-wielding Warrior in heavy armor was also anxious as she gave Fireball a kick.
Having fought with Gu Fei for quite some time before all this, the Warrior did not hold back with her kick. Since Fireball was not an expert like Gu Fei, he was knocked away easily and flew for about five meters, even managing to somersault twice.
As he lay prone on the ground, Fireball opened his eyes and exclaimed something very disgraceful in the end, “F*ck, what a babe!”
The armor clanked loudly as the lady knelt on the ground. She picked up the bandage roll that Fireball had dropped and began to deftly patch up Gu Fei without muttering a word.
“Hey,” Gu Fei softly called.
“What?” the lady asked.
“Can you apply the medication before bandaging me? What do you think?” Gu Fei asked.
“Crap!” she quickly shouted. The lady unwound the bandage strip, picked up a bottle of medication, and directly poured it over his wounds.
Gu Fei felt worn out. He tried to remind himself that this was just a game, so the issue of hygiene should not cause a serious problem like wound infection. He did not mention any of this out loud though and just quietly subjected himself to the lady’s ministrations.
His HP stopped dropping once the bleeding abated with the help of the medication and bandage. Gu Fei got back up to his feet after Luo Luo bestowed Heal on him a few more times. Neither his back nor his waist was in pain anymore. Fireball, who still lay prone on the ground about five meters away, could not say the same, however. He lifted his neck as he called out, “Save me….”
Gu Fei irately made his way over, and went about helping him up. Once Gu Fei squatted down next to his body, Fireball whispered to him, “Drunk bro, don’t bother with me. I’m waiting for the babe to come over and help me get up!”
Gu Fei felt angry! Having already lifted him up halfway, he immediately threw him back on the ground once more and walked away.
The two ladies felt it was weird so they looked at Fireball as they asked Gu Fei, “What’s wrong?”
“He’s already dead,” Gu Fei declared.
Both swept their eyes over Fireball and did not say another word. Seeing that the fight was already over and that it was resolving toward a happy ending, the crowd simply lost interest and noisily dispersed.
“Let’s go in!” Luo Luo invited Gu Fei and the Warrior back to the tavern.
Gu Fei indicated the two ladies to enter before him; he expressionlessly stared at Fireball for a bit before going in as well.
Fireball felt snubbed as he crawled back up to his feet still dusty from the fight, and quickly followed the others inside.
Everyone in the tavern was seated once more. Luo Luo and the Warrior sat beside each other on one side of the circular table. Gu Fei waited for Fireball to catch up before they joined and sat across the ladies.
The Warrior had taken off her equipment – helmet, axe, and suit of armor – one by one and stuffed them into her dimensional pocket before she sat down. It was quite an unbelievable sight. But since everyone was already familiar with how the game inventory system worked, no one felt surprised.
The lady’s commoner clothes, probably sold at a thrift in-game shop, became visible once she had taken off her heavy armor. Her long hair was in a mess after being confined in the armor for so long. Her sweaty appearance due to the huge fight a while ago made her seem like someone who belonged to the Beggar Sect in a wuxia novel.
She tidied herself up and lifted her head to stare at Gu Fei and Fireball as they sat down. “Eh, weren’t you dead?” the lady inquisitively looked at Fireball.
Oh, man! This woman is far too silly! The corners of Gu Fei’s mouth twitched as he casually said, “This tavern is really close to a spawn point.”
“There’s a spawn point nearby?” the woman wondered aloud.
No one bothered to explain the situation to her. Luo Luo gazed at her and Gu Fei for a bit before asking, “What’s up with you two?”
Gu Fei had on a forced smile as he proceeded to tell her of the misunderstanding between him and the female Warrior that had occurred not long ago. Fireball uproariously laughed out loud on the spot.
Luo Luo, being a model of beauty and grace, tried her very best not to laugh. However, she gave up halfway through the story; she held her hand against her mouth, turned her cheek to the side, and giggled uncontrollably.
“Oi! It’s not funny at all!” the Warrior woman indignantly said as she slapped the table.
“Agree,” Gu Fei said seriously, “I’ve walked past there many times. The misunderstanding has already happened quite a few times!”
“Yes! I wasn’t the only one who ran up to him! What are you all laughing for?!” the lady muttered angrily.
“I’ll stop, I’ll stop,” Luo Luo removed her hand from her mouth and maintained a slight smile as she sat there. Fireball forced himself to stop laughing as well, even as he shook visibly from the effort, nearly flipping the table from his lack of propriety.
Seeing that Gu Fei was not mocking her, the Warrior decided to bury the hatchet between them and addressed him, “My name’s June’s Rain. You?”
“Thousand Miles Drunk,” Gu Fei said.
“And you?” June’s Rain stared at Fireball. She figured that since he was seated at the same table as them, she should at least ask for his name as well.
Fireball’s smiling face transformed into a crying face when she asked.
Luo Luo smiled, “His name’s Fireball.”
“If you’re called Fireball, just say Fireball! What are you crying for?” June’s Rain was surprised.
“I’m a Mage,” Fireball’s tears rolled down his face.
“So what?” June’s Rain asked.
Gu Fei shook his head by the side. Something must be wrong within the heads of these two. June’s Rain failed to grasp the joke behind Fireball’s name, and remained clueless even after Fireball mentioned that he was a Mage. She was so ditzy that it hurt. Fireball was no better either. Replying “So what if you’re called Fireball” with “I’m a Mage” was not the least bit connected! Fireball’s name only inconvenienced the Mages, such as Gu Fei, around him when they had to say his name during conversations. It had nothing to do with what his job class was. It was not as if he would call out his own name outside of battle often.
June’s Rain did not understand the meaning behind Fireball’s name but decided to let it go. Instead, she focused her attention back to Gu Fei, “Your name seems familiar!”
“Is that so?” Gu Fei smiled as he thought of how he had the title of being the second most efficient player in leveling up.
“Oh, yeah!” June’s Rain suddenly slapped the table and stood up, “You’re the guy who got into our guild.”
Gu Fei instinctively pulled out the guild tab and took a look. He indeed found her name on the list at level 30, albeit she was one position lower than him. When he looked at the guild tab for the first time that day, he was so startled by how all the guild members were listed as “female” that he did not focus on their names. Afterward, he never bothered to look through the name list again since he did not care who they were.
“Xiaoyu, don’t say that. It’s all a misunderstanding,” Luo Luo attempted to help Gu Fei explain the situation.
“Is that so?” June’s Rain looked at Gu Fei, “Really? Even if it’s just a misunderstanding to begin with, what if he starts having certain ideas?” June’s Rain had abundant experience with online games. One could tell this just from her obsession with hidden quests.
Because a majority of players in online games were males, they tended to flock toward the female players. If not for the fact that online games had many G.I.R.L1 players, the men would have continued to bother every female character they encountered. However, males could no longer masquerade as females in Parallel World, seeing as all retained their real appearance. Furthermore, a few sensitive issues emerged that did not need to be mentioned given how realistic the game’s immersion system was. This was why many male players could be seen hitting on female players all the time in Yunduan City.
An all-female guild like Amethyst Rebirth would naturally attract these lecherous male players’ attention. Although June’s Rain was not that bright when it came to most matters, she was exceptionally attuned with matters pertaining to the game.
Gu Fei could only smile with regard to her suspicion, not saying another word.
“I don’t care what you do with the others. Just don’t dare to hit on me! Truth be told, I’m a lesbian. So I’m not interested in men,” June’s Rain stated.
“Really?” Gu Fei could not help but laugh. She was so bad at lying. It was a wonder how she came up with it. “Since that’s the case, you can just treat me like your brother!” Gu Fei said.
“That’s right!” the lady nodded her head seriously. She then extended her hand to Gu Fei, “Shake.”
Gu Fei extended his hand as well without another thought.
F*ck! Gu Fei screamed internally as they shook hands, What a m*therf*cking violent Warrior! He inexplicably felt depressed as he swore inside him. June’s Rain did not hold back with her grip’s strength at all, and Gu Fei could not resist given his weak physique.
Pain was one thing, but tolerance was another. Gu Fei’s hand hurt as he angrily cursed in his heart, yet his face showed no change in expression whatsoever.
“Eh? Aren’t you in pain?” June’s Rain actually asked him this.
“Of course, it hurts,” Gu Fei admitted honestly.
“So why aren’t you reacting?”
Gu Fei simply laughed, “I’m a man after all!”
“Alright. Stop this nonsense,” Luo Luo initially did not know what June’s Rain was doing to Gu Fei, but she quickly stopped them once she heard their exchange.
“There’s a message from Xiaoqi,” Luo Luo told the two.
“What’s the matter?” June’s Rain asked.
“It appears we have obtained a guild quest; she’s calling a meeting for those who are online,” Luo Luo said.
“Quest? What type of quest?” June’s Rain was so excited that she immediately stood up once she heard the word “quest”. Her reaction was that of an absolute quest fanatic.
“Let’s head back and take a look,” Luo Luo stood up and headed toward the door. June’s Rain rushed forth as well, before turning around and staring at the still seated Gu Fei, “Hey, why are you still seating there?”
“What? Do I have to go, too?” Gu Fei was astonished.
“What nonsense, you’re a member of our guild now!”
“Fine, I’m going!” Gu Fei figured since he had nothing going on, he might as well come along. Gu Fei got up but then remembered that Fireball had originally asked him out. He wondered if he had something planned. Looking back at Fireball, he asked, “Are you alright?”
Fireball looked visibly disappointed, shaking his head as he said, “I’m fine. It’s nothing. Go ahead, Drunk bro.”
Gu Fei nodded. When Fireball saw the two ladies turn around, he immediately bolted toward Gu Fei, “Call me if anything good happens!”
“Naturally,” Gu Fei laughed.
The two women headed out of the tavern and made their way toward where Amethyst Rebirth’s guild house was located. No one spoke a word while they walked. Suddenly, June’s Rain started rocking back and forth, laughing raucously.
“What?” Gu Fei and Luo Luo were puzzled.
“That guy – That guy’s name is Fireball. Ha ha ha ha ha! That’s funny!” June’s Rain was almost in tears.
What sort of brain does she have! Gu Fei lamented.
 G.I.R.L. stands for Guy in Real Life.