Hearing this voice, Suuankou immediately hugged his head subconsciously.
Then he seemed to realize something, slowly took his hand away, and asked tentatively, “…Sis?”
The person who appeared in front of him had different clothes and hairstyles, but Suuankou knew it was his sister at first glance.
Aside from the apparent difference in the “chest muscles”…
A blue name was hovering on top of her head, identifying her as a player.
“Poor child, are you beaten up into a fool?” Lin Yiyi looked at Suuankou pitifully and touched his head.
Suuankou immediately smiled awkwardly, “No, sister… But, why are you here?”
He said, looking at another person in the room, and asked uncertainly, “Is she Fermented Rice Ball?”
The displayed name on top of her head was “Jiu Er”.
His sister and Jiu Er were now probably living together. She must have brought Jiu Er online, which was what Suuankou expected.
But he remembered that Jiu Er was a quiet little girl.
She spoke softly in a delicate voice. Rumors had it that she was timid and would keep calling for help when she was caught. Apparently, she had a completely different character from his sister.
“Hello, Brother Koutsu.” Jiu Er was polite and bowed slightly to greet Suuankou.
However, Suuankou couldn’t help but shiver after looking at the bloody Jiu Er, who was holding an axe taller than her.
What’s with this situation…
“You have to thank Child.”
Lin Yiyi said in annoyance, “I thought you would be stuck in character customization… But, once I logged into the forum, I saw Child mentioning that some had sneaked into Gerald Dental Clinic and asked me if it was you. So, I tapped on the screenshot and confirmed that it was indeed you.”
“Forum? There are forums in this world?” Suuankou quickly noticed a clue, “Wait… I’m not supposed to enter that dental clinic?”
Lin Yiyi knew what he was thinking, so she pointed it out blatantly, “The forum function should be activated after you complete your first mission.
“As for that dental clinic, that’s the bait we lay.”
She looked at Suuankou with a complicated expression, “However, I think the fish is startled, and we won’t be getting any harvest.”
“So, Gerald isn’t a dentist?”
“He is a Boss Mob, and quite powerful too. In the end, he died because of the plot armor. He doesn’t have anything to do with us.”
Lin Yiyi sighed, “For now, if you’re at the same level with Jiu Er and me, you can trounce him even if there are 25 of him…”
“So, you haven’t touched anything inside?” Suuankou understood something.
Lin Yiyi shook her head, “I’ve never entered. Annan mentioned to us that some magics could reverse time. If we search the place up and put things back in place, then we have inevitably revealed ourselves.”
“So we have to allocate some manpower here to keep this place under surveillance.” Jiu Er added, “But it’s not a big deal.
“Salvatore applied a reagent on the floor by the door. If someone walked by, they would leave invisible footprints that can only be seen with the dedicated spells.”
“…I thought I had outwitted the game.” Suuankou’s face became bitter.
Unexpectedly, he ate the cheese in the mousetrap.
“Now, do you get it?” Lin Yiyi flicked heavily on Suuankou’s forehead, “Stop acting smart in front of your sister. You are just my little brother!”
Ya, I’m really your little brother…
[TN: It’s Internet Slang from the Chinese community to mock others for being inferior or inexperienced by calling them a junior like a younger brother, a younger sister, etc.]
Suuankou muttered in his heart and didn’t dare to refute.
Suddenly, his eyes were gleaming with hope, “Sis, since you are here, why don’t you carry me? I can’t die on this mission. I’m afraid your younger brother will be gone after death.”
“So, you don’t get to respawn in your mission?”
Hearing this, Lin Yiyi and Jiu Er’s expressions turned solemn, and they asked.
Suuankou was stunned for a moment and then answered affirmatively, “Yes, the mission said that the respawn feature will only be unlocked after I meet Annan Austere-Winter.”
Jiu Er whispered, “Oh, he is in the same situation as Sister Wen Xue.”
Lin Yiyi analyzed their circumstances, “Then, this situation isn’t about Wen Xue having a special race and profession, but the players from the second batch can’t respawn at the beginning.
“This is a critical piece of information. I will call Uncle Goose and the Child in a moment to be wary of it.”
“Sis, what do you mean…” Suuankou was a little dazed.
So, are you helping me or not…
Lin Yiyi glared at her younger brother and said in annoyance, “Can I not help you? Your sister always gives the best to you—what a silly kid.
“Tell me first what your main mission is. Then, I’ll see if I can create a party and solve it together.”
Make a party? What do you mean?
Suuankou didn’t hesitate but just replied immediately, “My mission objective is at No. 35 Rusty Water Street. I need to get back Annan Austere-Winter’s token. But there may be a lot of people there, with a few of them equipped with guns.”
“…Maybe.” Jiu Er replied in a low voice.
She looked at Suuankou and explained softly, “Sister Wen Xue is also a new player like you. She is also at my house now…”
“When we decided to go online to save you, we knew we wouldn’t get to eat for tonight. Since everyone has come online, let’s help you do the mission.”
Lin Yiyi sighed and added, “I shall call Wen Xue and ask her to fill her stomach before going online quickly.
“No matter what, we still need to do the work in helping our fellow beginners. Tomorrow, I’ll go to the Freezing Water Port. Then, I’ll go back to Jiu Er’s place for the day after tomorrow. That means I’m free today so that I can carry you through your starting mission.”
“Then… what about Wen Xue?” Suuankou asked.
He didn’t know this person, but he knew he would get to know her soon.
The scale of this game probably wasn’t that big.
Coupled with the Isekai experience, it felt more like they were transmigrators from the same world than players playing the same game. Also, they were pretty close to each other too. After all, there was no conflict between them, but well-built cooperation.
It seemed pretty important to foster good relationships with other players.
“I’m just outside.” A cold and hoarse voice sounded.
Citalopram pushed open the door, took off her top hat, and gave Suuankou an elegant greeting.
She was wearing a pure white tulle skirt and a white top hat with a gray bow ribbon.
Her pure black hair flowed down like a waterfall.
Under her purely monochrome outfit, doll-like features gave off a gloomy and distant feeling.
Her deep-set eyes silently assessed Suuankou, who was about the same height as her.
It was too calm to the point of being disturbing.
A blue name floated on her head:
“My main mission is either to assassinate or drive my targets at 37 Rusty Water Street insane for revenge.”
Citalopram said calmly, “My special ability will be handy at night. So, our missions do not conflict.
“We should gather our strength. Let’s do your mission first, then mine.”
—I will help you.
Suuankou turned silent for a while, with a confident smile on his face.
It would be even more persuasive if it weren’t for the bruise caused by being kicked in the face.
“Haha, we won’t know for sure who’s the one needing help.”
He reached out his hand to Citalopram and introduced himself, “Suuankou, known as Brother Koutsu, a sophomore. You can call me Kout or Koutsu.”
“Citalopram, my real name is Wen Xue.”
Citalopram took Suuankou’s hand and replied calmly, “I’m a doctor… an intern.”
“Great,” Suuankou praised, “If I get sick in the future, I will go to Sister Wen for treatment!”
“I’m afraid not.” Lin Yiyi interjected.
“Why!?” Suuankou retorted with dissatisfaction, “Sis, why are you butting into everything? I’m talking to Sister Wen!”
“That’s because I work at the Shanghai Mental Health Center.”
The corners of Citalopram’s eyes were slightly curved, and the corners of her mouth raised, revealing a faint smile, “I don’t think you would want to come.”
Credits to MindMatrix for editing this chapter and improving the readability.
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