A Quiet Village – Chapter 16 (The Trade)
Once I lie down on my bed which Lu Xue Han had helped me fixed, I collapsed and immediately fell into a deep sleep.
Half asleep, my phone rang. I opened my eyes only to find an unfamiliar number showing.
“Hello, are you Mr. Qing Cai Baiyu Tang?” From the other end of the phone, a sweet female voice was heard.
“Yes, I am. What is the matter?” Since the phone call had interrupted my nice dream, I was in a bad mood. Naturally, my tone was also very cold.
After a short silence on the phone, there was another reply, “I’m very sorry to disturb you in the middle of the night. Here’s the matter. I’m also a <Moon Monochrome> player, and I’m planning to become a female Warrior. I saw your selling offer at the village’s auction building and I would like to buy the sword. But, at this moment, I don’t have that much gold coins. I also live in the Suzhou region, so do you think I can buy it using real currency?”
I suddenly felt a ‘thump’ in my heart. Since I began to play this game professionally, could this be the first transaction that would bring me some gold pot into my pocket?
“Sure, how much would you offer?” I asked directly and added, “Please make a fair offer, otherwise I won’t sell this sword.”
Indeed, at the moment, green equipment were quite popular, especially the weapons. There was a post on the forum, a white sword with 4-8 Attack had been privately traded for 1,000 RMB. While mine was a 7-12 Attack green weapon with extra attributes, shouldn’t it be valued a lot more?
She seemed to hesitate for a while before she continued, “Considering the current market, I also don’t want to haggle with you. What do you say about 3,500 Yuan? That price should be fair enough. You know, in a couple of days, it won’t have that much worth anymore.”
I calmly said, “Let me know your game ID, and send me the money first. If you trust me!”
“Well, my name is Murong Shan Shan, also started in the Wild Dog Village, but I’m currently not logged in. Give me your bank account information and I’ll transfer the money online!”
“You trust me?”
“Thanks! Hold on, I’m going to ask my boss for the bank account. Let me call you back in a moment!”
My sleepiness was gone in an instant. It was already 2:40 anyway, and I had slept for almost 7 hours. So it should be enough.
I went out my room wearing only simple clothes. I knocked Xu Lin’s door, which Xin Yu soon opened with a drowsy look. She clearly showed a surprised face when she said, “Lin Fan, you want to do it now? But it won’t be comfortable, besides, Lin Sister is also here…”
Her words really agitated me, but I just went on to say, “I came for Lin Sister, don’t get me wrong!”
“Which part of her is better than me? Is she bigger than me?” Xin Yu straightened her chest and said coquettishly.
Xu Lin was then also awake already, put some clothes on and walked out to say, “What’s the matter?”
“Good news.” I nodded, with a happy expression I continued, “Someone already bought my 7-12 Attack green sword for 3,500 RMB. She needs our bank account info to transfer the money.”
“What?! 3500? Really?” Xu Lin was pleasantly surprised, then said to Xin Yu, “Xiao Yu, go and wake the others. It’s already almost the time anyway. We’ll have a meeting!”
Everyone soon assembled. Hearing that someone had bought my equipment for real money, it amazed everyone. No one had expected it.
In front of everyone, I dialed the number back,
“Hello, I’m Qing Cai Baiyu Tang. Please write it down. Here’s the bank account number: XXXXXXXXXX, account holder is Xu Lin. Once you have transferred the money, I will go online to deliver you the item.”
“No problem. Please give me about five minutes then you can check your account. I’ll transfer it immediately. When you see the money transferred, please let me know. We’ll go online together afterward!”
This was a new bank account set up by Xu Lin, so the balance was still a big zero. Eight pairs of eyes were now staring at Lu Xue Han’s computer.
Refreshed! Only 0!
Refreshed again! Still 0!
Refreshed once again, OK!
That zero had finally turned to 3500!
Xu Lin and Xin Yu cheered and clapped their hands out of happiness. Then she (Xu Lin) turned around to take her wallet and took out 12 sheets of red bills. She handed me the bills and said, “From every individual transaction, you will get a one-third commission. So this 1,200 RMB is for you! Xiao Lin, you have set an example for us all to learn. I also hope that the rest of us could make money from the equipment soon!”
I calmly took the stack of money, but gave the half back to Xu Lin, “This 600, we’ll use it to celebrate. What if all of us go out for a dinner tomorrow?””
Xu Lin nodded, “Agreed, tomorrow evening we’ll have a good meal at the hot-pot central downstairs.”
Everyone was so happy and laughing together. We were one step closer to achieving our goal.
“I have some announcement to make. Due to my carelessness, I have to choose another profession. So, I’m now a Warrior.” I suddenly remembered that I had not told them about this matter.
For a moment, everyone was dumbfounded, but then they expressed their admiration.
I called Murong Shan Shan again and ask her to get online. The other girls also went back into their room to play. There was still some time left before morning would come and we had our breakfast.
With a white light flashing, I appeared back in the village center. Soon after, I received a message from Murong Shan Shan, “I am next to the auction house. You should hurry and come here.”
The auction house was just on the side, so I went over there at once. There was a group of players standing there checking the auction list.
“Hi, It’s me~!” A slender white hand tapped me on the shoulder, accompanied by the owner’s sweet voice.
I turned around to see, followed by a full surprise. Was this a real person?
Soft black hair hung down to the shoulder like a waterfall. Her snow-white face looked so sweet, with a pair of beautiful sparkling eyes looking at me. And Murong Shan Shan’s smile was like fresh spring water.
“You… Have you adjusted your appearance?” I asked like a fool.
Murong Shan Shan said with a pursed smile, “No, why should I? Am I not beautiful enough?”
“Very beautiful!” I sincerely praised her. I turned around to reach into my inventory bag and took out my sword to complete the transaction, “Here is your sword!”
Now that we finished the trade, Murong Shan Shan equipped the delicate long sword right away. Paired with her tall figure, she just looked so beautiful!
“That armor of yours… It should be a green one, right?” With a little envy, I asked her while I looked at Murong Shan Shan’s fine glowing female armor, that would make everyone turn and look.
Murong Shan Shan replied with a smile, “Yes, it’s a Level 7 green equipment with +15 Defense. I got it after slaying a gray wolf leader, partying with several other sisters.”
“Hehe, not bad. Your level should be quite high, right?” I didn’t know what she would think if she knew my equipped accessories gave me +22 Defense.
Murong Shan Shan grinned, “Yes, my level is 8 and a half already. Soon I would reach level 9 already, maybe the day after tomorrow I could choose a class and leave this beginner village. Looking at you, your level shouldn’t be low either… Wait!! You have already picked a class? You are a Warrior!”
I smiled shyly, “I was lucky!”
Murong Shan Shan didn’t ask any further. Instead, she gave me a smile and said, “Well, remember to let me know if you have another good equipment again. For our long-term relationship, let’s first be friends!”
“OK.” I opened the buddy system and added her name.
Murong Shan Shan yawned, then lazily said, “I’ve been online for ten straight hours, can’t take it anymore. I need to rest. Take your time, Bye…”
She went offline without giving me a chance to even say goodbye to her.
F***, she gave me no face at allTL…
- MC was saying that she acted as if she didn’t respected him at all, since she just left like that without caring whether he said goodbye or not.
Special Thanks To:
- George: for helping me explain the sentence ‘She gave me no face’