When Suuankou and Citalopram went offline last night, it was already 2 a.m.
It was time to go to bed, but they felt refreshed instead.
It was as if they had taken a nap already.
They hadn’t been online in the game for that long — except for Suuankou. The rest only came online at dinner time.
Eight hours had passed since they logged onto the game.
“You don’t have to sleep anymore because your body is well-rested. If you attempt to sleep again, you will have a headache.”
Lin Yiyi replied lazily, “The [Mist Continent] can completely replace sleep.”
She stretched, then slumped back on the bed without caring about her image.
She opened her arms and legs, looked at the ceiling, and muttered, “Ah, I’m a little hungry…I want to have some meat…”
“Eat as much as you want. Is two pounds enough?” Jiu Er replied, “I can get you more if you want!”
“Then, I’ll be chubby!” Lin Yiyi jumped up from the bed in annoyance, ran over, and hugged Jiu Er, who failed to escape. She reached her hands beneath Jiu Er’s clothes and tickled Jiu Er, “Hahaha, I’m going to torture you with my tickles…”
Seeing his sister and the rich loli laughing while playing together, Suuankou calmly adjusted his glasses and turned his eyes away politely.
Citalopram walked over to him and said with a chuckle, “You didn’t change much with the character customization.”
Citalopram, whose real name was Wen Xue, had a distinctly different outfit from Jiu Er. Jiu Er was well-dressed even at home. She was the youngest among the three girls, but she only applied light makeup.
She had a beige slim-fit turtleneck sweater with sleeves that reached her palms, leaving only her bare fingers exposed. The white-toned clothes were supposed to make her skin look a little yellowish, but they made her glow instead.
Citalopram, on the other hand, was only wearing a simple white blouse. It appeared that her clothes were a little tight by the chest. She had an ordinary pair of black slacks for her lower body, and her feet on the plush carpet were warm even without wearing socks.
Citalopram’s model-level figure was absolutely overwhelming amongst the three ladies in the house.
Suuankou even felt that she wasn’t much shorter than him…
She should be about 1.7 meters tall, right?
Citalopram habitually picked up a pack of cigarettes from the table, tapped one out from the pack with her finger, and put it in her mouth.
She took the cigarette pack and gave it to Suuankou, “The Kimling Twelve Hairpins, mint-flavored… Want one?”
“No no, it’s fine. I don’t smoke…” Suuankou quickly declined.
Citalopram nodded approvingly, “You’re right, smoking is a bad habit.”
She was about to light the cigarette, but she thought of something.
So she put down the lighter, took the cigarette off from her lips, and kept it between her fingers.
“Are you Lin Yiyi’s biological younger brother?” She asked curiously, “Both of you are streamers?”
Citalopram’s voice was slightly hoarse but had a unique charm to it.
Suuankou hurriedly explained, “No, my sister makes videos. She doesn’t do live broadcasts, so she technically isn’t a streamer.”
“But, it’s almost the same.” Citalopram nodded, “Anyway, you two are the professionals. I’m not very proficient at games, so I shall follow your guidance most of the time.”
She said with a slight smile and extended her right hand that was without a cigarette towards Suuankou, “I’m counting on you.”
Unlike her feministic, attractive aura, Citalopram’s hands were unexpectedly strong and steady. There were even calluses on her hands. Suuankou was a little suspicious if she was actually a physician rather than a psychiatrist.
“No problem…” Suuankou smiled happily.
After learning that the game could replace sleep, Suuankou’s first reaction was there was no need to worry about insomnia from now on.
I just press the Enter key, and I fall asleep immediately.
Hmm, the quality of my sleep is superb as well.
The problem is that maybe merely 8 hours of sleep isn’t enough…
“Since this game can replace sleep… Then basically, we can’t even quit. Then, I suggest that we should unify our game log-in schedule.”
Suuankou calculated carefully, “I currently end the livestream every day at about 10:30 p.m. Also, I have lectures in the morning, so I have to get up at 7:00 a.m. Hmm, I can move forward my streaming schedule by half an hour. Then, when I end my stream, I can log straight into the game and not play with my phone.
“That’s almost 9 hours in the game for weekdays and an additional daytime on weekends.”
“In my case, my schedule is a bit busier. However, if I try to adjust it, I should be able to get 9 hours of log-in time a day too.” Citalopram smiled, “I might be able to stay in the game a little longer than you. I don’t have night shifts, but you have the streaming job at night.”
“It’s only a few hours difference,” Suuankou’s eyes lit up, “Also, whether it’s a lurker or a Half-dead Enchantress, our professions are more advantageous at night as compared to the daytime.”
Citalopram was interested, “So, we’re teammates, right?”
As if sensing something, Lin Yiyi put down Jiu Er, who had been tickled for a long time. She then approached with interest, “Are you two going to form a regular team? Are you sure that’s enough people?”
“Well, we both have things to do during the day. We’re not as free as you, and our timing isn’t as flexible either.” Suuankou said helplessly, “Even if we want to have more people in our regular team, we need to match our schedules. Otherwise, what’s the point of having a team if we can’t go online at the same time together?”
“Anyways, you can still stream for today. It isn’t too late since it’s only 2a.m.”
Lin Yiyi said casually, “It just so happens that you haven’t streamed tonight yet. Have something to eat. When you’re done, you can stream all you want while I have to catch up on my video production? Then, let’s play the [Mist Continent] 8 hours later. By the way, I forgot to mention that your ‘game character’ also has to sleep for 8 hours every day. This limitation is seemingly imposed to prevent addiction. During these 8 hours, you can do your work or fulfill your daily needs.”
“What if I want to get some time during the day to play for 1 hour or two?” Suuankou asked, “For example, when I take a nap at noon in real life, can I take that time to enter the game and earn some money?”
“Theoretically, it is possible. At first, we thought that as long as we were offline, we would have to wait for 8 hours before the next log-in. But, that’s not necessarily the case.”
Lin Yiyi explained to her brother thoroughly, “However, if you log out at 7 a.m., then the 8 hours gap isn’t fulfilled by noon. Of course, if that 8 hours limitation was already fulfilled, you can log off once your in-game time has spanned 12 hours from your last waking time.
“For example, if you leave the game at 7 a.m., you can be online again at 3 p.m. If you exit the game before 3 a.m., you can launch the game at any time.”
In fact, Annan realized that the “8 hours offline” rule wasn’t quite flexible. Therefore, an additional “reconnection mechanism” was added.
As for why it was 12 hours instead of 16, Annan thought everyone would wake up at different times; some could be late, and some could be early.
“Speaking of which,” Lin Yiyi said casually, “Do you have anything to work on tomorrow? If you’re not busy, go online earlier.
“I shall bring you both to the city hall. You can get a free house there, each with three bedrooms.”
“What?” Suuankou was shocked, “The house that my character slept in today is distributed for each player? Wow, the benefits provided are great.”
When he noticed the house had three bedrooms, he thought it was for three people.
It appeared that he had underestimated the conscience of the game planner.
“Our game planner is awesome!” Suuankou exclaimed loudly.
“You should praise Annan instead.” Lin Yiyi corrected, “It’s Annan who gave you the house!”
Hearing this, Suuankou was baffled. Citalopram seemed to realize something, “Sister, you’re not trying to be a cradle robber, are you?”
“Fuck off!” Lin Yiyi was instantly infuriated and kicked the silent Suuankou to the floor.
That’s not robbing the cradle.
I just have a young girl’s heart!
Credits to MindMatrix for editing this chapter and improving the readability.
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