CHAPTER 1: Dumped
Chapter 02 >>
In order to keep these pages easy to read, I have created a Character Guide that I suggest you have open along with this page. It will include all characters and their real / in-game names, as well as places and terms that may have been liberally translated.
“Wei Wei, come to the Island of Indifference. Let’s get a divorce!”
Bei Wei Wei had just logged in to the game when she saw that message from her ‘husband’, True River Scentless . Wei Wei was dumbfounded. Surely not, the dormitory’s internet had only been down and needed fixing for half a month, it had only been ten days, yet he had ‘a change of heart’ already?
After a while, Wei Wei finally decided to respond: “Why?”
True River Scentless : “Wei Wei, I’m sorry. Please don’t ask me for a reason. I’ll gift you an Immortal set as compensation.”
There was also alimony? Wei Wei was a little embarrassed, “No need.”
Marriage in-game couldn’t be seen as real. At the beginning, the marriage with True River Scentless was purely for a quest, a number of which had amazing prizes but could only be done by married couples. So the single males and females in the sect took turns in getting married. True River Scentless had sent her a message asking Wei Wei if she would marry him, Wei Wei thought about it for a while before agreeing.
Until now, they had been married for a few months. Although Wei Wei never reached the point of being corny to call him ‘husband this, husband that’, only ever calling his name, True River Scentless, but after working together tacitly, being side by side in battle, it was as if there was at least some sort of emotional bond.
Still, it was a game…
Wei Wei replied: “I’ll be right there.”
The character ‘Humble Reed’ in-game belonging to Wei Wei mounted a horse, and began to ride towards the Island of Indifference.
‘Humble Reed’ was a scarlet-clad heroine.
The game, Dreams of Jianghuo, that Wei Wei played was one of the martial arts, online games that was currently ‘hot’ on the market right now. Truthfully, when comparing this game based on its characteristics, then there wasn’t really anything special. It was just that the graphics were beautiful and there were a lot of avatars. All the male and female avatars in-game had up to 18 options to choose from. The scarlet-clad heroine that Wei Wei chose was rarely chosen by people, not because it wasn’t beautiful, but because it’s weapon was a large knife.
A large knife, when compared to the elegant flute, compared to the dancing ribbons as white as snow, compared to the clear and flexible sword like limpid autumn waters, compared to the Emei Daggers, it wasn’t very beautiful and there really was no sense of femininity. As a result, all the female players rarely chose this avatar, but Wei Wei liked it. She felt that it was very heroic, very much like her self-image.
Arriving at the Island of Indifference, the both of them drank the Forget Love Potion, the system announced:
“Humble Reed and True River Scentless’ love has broken, they declare their divorce, and from this day forward are free to choose other partners.”
True River Scentless wanted to give Wei Wei an Immortal set, Wei Wei clicked decline, not accepting and sent a smiley face. The scarlet-clad heroine left boldly.
The result was that, the afternoon of the day after, when Wei Wei finished her lunch and went online, Female God of Thunder – a girl that Wei Wei often chatted to in the sect – messaged her: “Wei Wei, what happened” You and True River Scentless divorced? I heard that tonight at eight, he and Gentle Rain demoness are getting married!”
Wei Wei: “…”
Female God of Thunder: “You’re really divorced?”
Wei Wei: “Yes.”
Female God of Thunder: “What a shame, True River Scentless was quite a catch. I never realised that he was also enthralled by beauty, but Gentle Rain Demoness really is very beautiful.”
When she spoke of hear beauty, she didn’t just mean the avatar in-game, but in real life as well. Three months ago, the game company organised an event to choose players. The three top players with the most votes would receive prizes that included high-level equipment, experience etc… Based on a few photos, a short video clip and her high popularity, Gentle Rain Demoness won first place. They system announced and gifted her the title, “The most beautiful female in Jianghuo”. This immediately caused a large ruckus in the game Wei Wie played. Gentle Rain Demoness also became the goal of those enthralled by beauty there.
Her ‘ex-husband’, in the blink of an eye, had gone on to marry another girl. Even though there was only a small emotional bond with True River Scentless, Wei Wei couldn’t help but feel somewhat sad, dropped her head on to the table (something this child usually did when sad), and shouted: “I won’t stand for it, to be taken in by beauty!”
This statement wasn’t yelled inside the game but in the dormitory, so immediately her room-mate threw a pillow at her head: “Bei Wei Wei! A genuine beauty like you yelling like that, then how can we continue living?”
Bei Wei Wei really was a beauty, actually, she was very beautiful. Though, there were also different types of beauty. There was the elegant type, the intellectual type, the sweet type, the gentle type, the virtuous type…
Then there was the type like Wei Wei – the flower vase…
Although Wei Wei always tried hard at studying, day after day working to further her knowledge, but…
Glamorous facial features, an alluring pair of eyes, bright red lips, hot body. Even if Bei Wei Wei were to put on the tasteless uniform of University A to go out, then still, no one would feel that she was a student of a prestigious university.
Wei Wei remembering the indignity, continued to hit her head on the table.
On the computer, Female God of Thunder continued to gossip: “Before, I also heard that Gentle Rain Demoness wanted to marry someone highly ranked on the standings. I didn’t expect it to be True River Scentless, but I did previously see her and True River Scentless partnered together.”
Of course it was during the time that she wasn’t there that they developed ‘feelings’ for each other. Wei Wei sent a heavily shocked face emoticon.
“Truthfully, you can’t really blame True River Scentless, Wei Wei ah, truthfully…”
“What truthfully?” Wei Wei had finished hitting her head on the table and picked up her cup of tea to drink, typing one-handed.
“Truthfully…you’re very strong, ranked 6 on the PK standings board, and yet you have never asked any guy for equipment, so…everyone suspects that you are transgender!”
“Pah!” Wei Wei sprayed her monitor with tea.
Chapter 02 >>
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As I continue the translation, names of people / places may change as I come across better transliterations.