Li Weilan was caught by the cat-eared teenager.
The child looked like a minor, with a thin layer of fuzz on his ears. He was slender and agile, with bright and clever eyes. No matter how Li Weilan told him, “That sentence wasn’t meant for you to hear,” the child ignored him and said with a smile, “Then who was it meant for? You must be lying to me. Can you bring out the person you were talking about and let me see?” His tone was innocent and his smile was so cute that no one could hate him.
Li Weilan became a little annoyed.
Although the face of the teenager was quite handsome, for some reason, Li Weilan felt he gave out the kind of chilling feeling that only big shots should have.
He hesitated for a moment and reluctantly let go of the child’s hand, muttering, “Do you always behave like this?”
Perhaps it was because he tasted the faint sweetness of the fruit, the teenager’s eyes narrowed like a cat, and he begged Li Weilan in a low voice, “Can’t you take me with you? My request is so simple. I just want one fruit every day!”
Li Weilan frowned.
A plot option suddenly appeared in front of Shen Cheng.
【The mysterious cat-eared teenager hopes to make a contract with you. The contract requires: 1 fruit (any variety) per day. Do you agree to sign the contract? Y/N】
Shen Cheng hesitated.
Of course, Noah’s Base could use more people. Because there are still few people in the base, even the beds are not full. With the future development potential of her own cub’s base, Shen Cheng doesn’t mind giving this person a fruit every day. However, this child’s background is unclear, and she still feels a little resentful that the child took away the gift she had wanted to screenshot and record, but disappeared before she could do so.
The cat-eared teenager looked up at the man in front of him, smiling and waiting for him to say “okay.” He was confident that this person would agree!
Who knew that the tall man in front of him would think seriously for a moment, but then suddenly spit out the heartless words “no” from his thin lips, without any consideration for the boy’s widened eyes and shattered heart. He didn’t even give a reason why he didn’t want him, which made the boy so angry that he could only watch the man’s heartless back as he left… The boy felt like he was going to explode with anger.
In front of the screen, Shen Cheng looked at Li Weilan’s head with a happy little star on it and smiled slightly.
Li Weilan did indeed smile.
Although he didn’t know why she didn’t take the gift, she had been staring at the fruit for so long just now. He believed that maybe she couldn’t appear in front of him directly because of some constraints or considerations. After the little episode just now, he didn’t realize that he was already very actively finding excuses for her: “Shall I buy you another one?”
His left hand was pulled.
Ah, don’t bother.
The left is the way home, and the right is the way to the market. Has she seen enough? Ah, yes, it’s getting late. She probably has to go.
Li Weilan fell silent, his emotions unclear in his eyes. He knew that she would leave again after he got back to the room.
He has tried many times before, and she is rarely online after 10 o’clock at night. Although sometimes she briefly comes online to collect some crops, it’s strange that he has never seen her in the space when he logs in.
Perhaps she has her reasons for not being able to appear in front of him.
It was indeed impulsive for him to go to the market today, and he still lingered around even after secretly placing the fruit, but if he hadn’t done that, he wouldn’t have come to realize something.
She is a gentle person. She almost never rejects those pitiful people who come to her before, so this is the first time he has seen her refuse someone.
She must be unhappy even though she doesn’t say it.
Li Weilan smiled again slightly, not regretting at all that she had refused the condition of the animal-type ability user earlier.
Ah, it’s great, once again their thoughts are the same.
At that moment, if she insisted on him bringing the child along, he didn’t know what he would do. Fortunately, their thoughts were still in agreement this time.
Li Weilan smiled faintly, and the slight gloom from before gradually dissipated. He looked into the distance and whispered to her, “Good night, sweet dreams. Remember to come see me tomorrow.”
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“!!” This was the first time Shen Cheng had received a goodnight and a promise for tomorrow from him. Her heart swelled with sweetness, and she thought for a moment before hooking her finger around the pinky finger of the virtual avatar, as if she was giving him a promise.
A breeze lightly brushed his fingertips.
Li Weilan felt the person lightly hook his pinky finger, as if saying to him, “It’s a deal.”
A ripple of laughter spread across his eyes.
Shen Cheng closed the character page and entered the “Home”, where she harvested today’s rice and saw the task prompt change to “Li Weilan hopes you have stored all the rice produced in the space. Current storage: 20/4000.” She also checked the time.
It was 10 PM.
She reluctantly set an alarm for 4 AM and prepared to come back and harvest another batch of rice before going back to sleep.
At 4 AM, the alarm went off.
Shen Cheng struggled for a while before waking up to harvest the rice. Then she fell back asleep.
At noon, Sister Ma noticed that she looked tired and worn out. Since they had grown a little closer since their last chat about cats, Sister Ma asked, “little Cheng, what’s wrong with you today? Is it because your pet kept you up? You look so tired, I feel bad for you.”
Shen Cheng exclaimed in surprise and slowly realized that Sister Ma probably thought her exhaustion was due to her pet causing her sleepless nights.
Oh no, that’s not it. Her Cub isn’t really a pet, is it?
Although, Cub can be quite a handful.
Thinking of the appointment with Li Weilan last night, a slight blush appeared on Shen Cheng’s face. The faint change of color didn’t escape tSister Ma’s eyes, who smiled with a hint of knowingness: “I understand now. It seems like this commotion isn’t about a cat, but about your boyfriend?”
“No, no!” Shen Cheng was startled and almost jumped up. Her eyes widened in surprise. How could she say it was her boyfriend? This was clearly the difficult mentality of a mother raising her child. “I don’t have a boyfriend!”
Seeing that her complexion didn’t seem fake and the shyness from before disappeared, Sister Ma realized that she had misunderstood. It didn’t seem like Shen Cheng was refuting her out of shyness, so she shook her head and laughed, “From the way you looked earlier, I thought you were in love. It looks like I misunderstood. What were you busy with last night?”
At this, Shen Cheng became a little restless.
She had been working in N City since graduating from college and had been living here ever since. But when it came to familiarity with the city, she was far from being as knowledgeable as Sister Ma, a native of the city.
Since she planned to set up a stall, it seemed like a good idea to ask the locals for advice.
She carefully looked around to make sure her boss wasn’t nearby before speaking up, “Sister Ma, I want to set up a stall after work.”
“Huh?” Sister Ma hesitated for a moment, looking at Shen Cheng’s thin and weak body. “Can you handle it? Running a stall can be tough.”
Shen Cheng hesitated for a moment.
She wasn’t afraid of hard work, but…the game was still just a game. Although she had summarized some engagement of business in the game and had done some research, she wasn’t sure if it would be useful in real life.
She wasn’t afraid of anything else, she just didn’t want to lose money.
If she ended up losing all the small savings she had prepared for her Cub, it would be a disaster!
But when she thought of her cub’s collection task this month and the possibility of increasing the amount of in-game purchases in the future, according to Shen Cheng’s experience playing other games, her Cub might have a difficult time surviving without spending real money…even the Noah Base might be overrun by future zombie tides, and the little people she had raised in the base would all die.
She felt relieved at the thought of these things and the retreat in her chest disappeared. Looking at Sister Ma with clear eyes, she said, “I’m not afraid of hard work, as long as I don’t lose money!”
Sister Ma smiled.
Looking at this young girl in front of her, she thought of herself when she first started working.
If it weren’t for her decades of hard work, she would not have been able to accumulate such a large amount of wealth for her family in this new first-tier city- Sister Ma now has four houses in N City, and the money from renting them out alone is enough for her family to live on. But she came from a humble background herself and knew how difficult it was for a young girl to live on her own. She had received help from many people during her many years of struggles, and helping others was a positive way to give back.
She smiled and said, “Have you decided what to sell?”
Shen Cheng nodded, “I plan to sell fruit, even if I can’t sell them…at least I can eat them myself.”
As she spoke, her voice became quieter.
This was her decision after conducting “market research” for her job.
“Well then,” Sister Ma smiled with some appreciation, “if you can’t sell them, I can help you promote them in my social circle. They will definitely sell, you just need to make sure you have the right variety, price, and quality.”
“Thank you, Sister Ma!” Shen Cheng’s eyes lit up.
She didn’t expect Sister Ma to give her such great help. They hadn’t had much contact before, and Sister Ma helping her promote her products on social media was truly a favor.
Shen Cheng silently took note of this favor.
Li Weilan had been keeping an eye on the progress of the rice collection in the Tenglong base.
Even in a large base like Tenglong, rice with a pollution level below 10% was actually a scarce commodity. After distributing some as salaries, universal currency, and promises to the base’s ability users, the remaining amount was not enough to complete the transaction with him.
He left behind 100,000 credit points to prove his financial ability. In this situation, the leaders of Tenglong base, tempted by the 50% profit, would definitely be lured in. They didn’t dare to touch or use the reserve of the high-level and core ability users, so those who were not so crucial to the base would be the ones who were exploited or supplied with inferior goods.
Li Weilan believed in one thing: people must help themselves before they can be helped. If these people were willing to be exploited by the base, to live like dogs, or even to risk their lives in Tenglong base, then Noah didn’t want them.
He was right.
Li Mo received his deposit and his request, and immediately began to collect the grains from the less important people in the base.
It was chaotic and disorderly.
When Shen Cheng came online, she received a new system prompt:
【Daily Task 1: Check Li Weilan’s psychological state, 20 gold coins
- Upgrade Noah, current bed capacity 200/300, 50 gold coins】
This was the first time the daily task required her to upgrade the base.
Shen Cheng was stunned for a moment, and quickly clicked on ‘Base’ to check the situation of Noah Base.
Thingyan (editor): I stopped translating and editing coz I got so busy with school and couldn’t find the motivation to do so at all. Now that I’m finally on a short break, I found some of the motivation back, only then I realized how much I miss this novel ( •̯́ ₃ •̯̀)
The original translator, Sandy, has a few chapters she already translated, waiting for me to edit. I’ll get to those soon as I can 😅
Yay, yay, yay!!! A new chapter!! Thank you!
Totally understandable, school comes first. Though same as you, I didn’t know how much I missed these two until I saw the new chapter.
I’m planning to continue translating this as I read. I been so busy with grad school that I didn’t have any motivation to do so, but now that I’m school for at least a semester, I feel I’m getting a hang of things and be able to continue translating. Thank you for your consideration and kind words ⸜(｡ ˃ ᵕ ˂ )⸝♡