Let Me Game in Peace - Chapter 27

Published at 21st of February 2020 09:09:52 AM

Chapter 27

Zhou Wen was slightly alarmed . He had heard of Sun Strafe Art . It was a Primordial Energy Art that reached the Epic stage and was in no way inferior to the Invincible Connate Divine Art when it came to fame . However, in comparison, the Sun Strafe Art was far more precious .

After all, the Invincible Connate Divine Art’s cultivation requirements were excessively harsh . In contrast, the Sun Strafe Art didn’t have that many requirements . As long as one was willing to work hard at it, even the most mediocre person could attain certain levels of achievement .

Furthermore, Sun Strafe Art was an extremely potent offensive Primordial Energy Art . It was far more popular than the Invincible Connate Divine Art that only strengthened one’s Constitution .

However, based on what Zhou Wen knew, the Sun Strafe Art was an exclusive Primordial Energy Art of some bigwig in the League . Apart from this bigwig’s descendants, no one else had the chance of obtaining it .

How did Dad get the Sun Strafe Art? It’s most likely obtained thanks to the An family, right? Zhou Wen had a guess in mind .

He didn’t reject the Sun Strafe Art because of this guess . Since Zhou Lingfeng had given it to him, he must have paid the corresponding price even if it was thanks to the An family . Zhou Wen naturally didn’t have any reason to reject it and couldn’t ignore Zhou Lingfeng’s well-meant intentions .

After all, the number of things that Zhou Lingfeng had given him since he was young—apart from his living allowance—was limited to a handful .

He actually remembers that he has a son .  Zhou Wen didn’t immediately look at the Sun Strafe Art . Switching off his computer, he pulled out the USB disk and prepared to get some food .

Cultivating a Primordial Energy Art wasn’t something that could be done in a day . Even though he had a 9-valued Primordial Energy as a foundation, making it faster for him to cultivate other Primordial Energy Arts, it still wasn’t something that could be mastered in a month or two . There wasn’t any rush .

Opening the fridge, he found nothing inside . Looking at the cardboard boxes in the corner of the living room, there wasn’t a single packet of instant noodles left .

Zhou Wen hesitated for a moment and gave up the thought of getting a delivery . He washed his face, changed his clothes, and prepared to head out to get something to eat . He could also buy some food to stock up on the way .

At almost nine in the evening, there weren’t many pedestrians on the street .

Zhou Wen had heard from his grandfather when he was young that before the dimensional storms happened, even a small city like Guide City was lit up for the entire night . However, such scenes were very rare these days .

The dim street lamps left Zhou Wen a little uncomfortable . His anemia was also getting worse .

He had lost too much blood recently . Thankfully, he was young and sufficiently strong . If he were an elderly man, the amount of blood he expended was definitely something his body’s self-replenishment wouldn’t be able to keep up with . Things would have deteriorated much earlier .

“I’ll head to the supermarket to buy some brown sugar and make it into a syrup for drinking . Let’s hope this old wives’ tale can help in replenishing my blood,” Zhou Wen muttered to himself .

He also knew, deep down, that it wasn’t going to be of much use . Even if he visited the doctor, it was unlikely to resolve the problem .

The only way to resolve the excessive loss of blood was to prevent his blood-colored avatar from dying frequently in-game . As long as it didn’t die, he wouldn’t need to waste his blood .

Cough! As Zhou Wen was walking, he heard a man cough in front of him . Looking up, he saw an elderly man walking over with a hunched back . He had his head bowed, holding one hand to his mouth as he coughed from time to time .

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Zhou Wen didn’t think too much of it as he continued proceeding forward . But to his surprise, the elderly man collapsed to the ground when he was less than three meters away from him .

“Uncle, are you alright?” Zhou Wen walked over to check on the elder .

The elder seemed weak as he sat on the ground without getting up . He said feebly, “I’m fine . Old age is getting at me . I’ll be fine after resting for a while . ”

“Let me help you to the side . ” Zhou Wen saw that there was a bus stop nearby which had benches for commuters to sit on .

With the elder nodding, Zhou Wen reached out, held him by the arm and helped him to the bench .

He observed the elder from the side and guessed that he was in his seventies to eighties . His hair was gray and his face was covered in wrinkles . However, from his thin face and facial features, this elder had probably been a handsome man in his prime .

Zhou Wen felt some pity for him . An elder at this age was truly from the most tragic generation .

When the dimensional storms descended upon the world, it created pandemonium . That decade or two was the most chaotic and darkest period of human history .

And the source of this chaos wasn’t the terrifying dimensional creatures, but humanity itself .

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Most dimensional creatures were unable to leave the dimensional zones; therefore excluding those zones, humans in the other zones weren’t in too much danger .

However, when humans realized that they could have superpowers with the help of dimensional crystals, those who obtained these powers revealed the darkest side of humanity .

In this dark era, many vile and ambitious people who struck fear into people were produced . The number of deaths that arose among humanity’s infighting could be said to be awash with rivers of blood .

At the elder’s age, he was a person who had survived the dark era but he was also beyond his prime for cultivation during the same period . Back then, there weren’t any systematic education or resources available . Most men his age had never cultivated . And even if they did, their achievements were extremely limited .

To be lucky enough to not die in that dark and chaotic era and live to this day wasn’t something worth being happy about either .

Humans nowadays who cultivated from a young age not only had a strong immune system that made them less prone to falling sick, but the speed at which they aged was reduced . They also experienced an extension of their lifespan, something incomparable for the elder from that era .

Now, most people in their forties and fifties looked no different from the twenties or thirties of yesteryear .

Even if one grew old in the future, they wouldn’t be so frail like this elder in front of him .

“Uncle, if you’re fine, I’ll be taking my leave . ” Seeing how the elder’s condition had improved, Zhou Wen planned on leaving .

“Lad, it’s a lucky coincidence that we meet other . Why don’t you have a chat with me?” the elder looked at Zhou Wen with his turbid eyes as he spoke with his feeble voice .

“I’m not good at chatting . ” Zhou Wen wasn’t declining the elder’s request . He really wasn’t good at chatting .

“It’s fine . Let me ask you a few questions . ” The elder smiled, only to break into a coughing fit a moment later .

“Go ahead,” Zhou Wen said and stood in front of the bench .

He usually only gamed and seldom communicated with people . Therefore, it didn’t seem like a bad thing to have someone willing to chat with him .

Of course, this was under the premise that the elder didn’t ask questions that stumped Zhou Wen .

“Do you like women with big or small breasts?” The elder’s question left Zhou Wen taken aback .