I heard that I’m super fierce - Chapter 6
Her vision went dark, and then lit up again, and all she could see was a dark blue space.
A few light blue filaments swam around, and they were the only light source in the “room” of about five square meters. The brightness change was slow and soft so that the player’s vision would not be overwhelmed.
Lin You was no stranger to this scene. The space she just entered had “Box” on the interface. She poked around, wishing to experience all the interactive places.
She didn’t know what to focus on now.
She cast her gaze at the translucent light screen floating in front of her eyes, on which personal settings emerged in rows.
PLAYER NAME: LIN YOU
No problem. Nowadays, all these games used real names, and “Box” was no exception. Players use their real names as IDs to enter the game. Of course, the ID will not be automatically displayed over your head, but it will be said verbally—which means you can tell others your pseudonym.
Lin You stared attentively at the next line of words that slowly emerged.
Lin You: “…”
She looked at the words, stunned, and felt a bit overwhelmed.
It’s true that they are all horror games, and it’s okay to give players some supernatural settings. Although the public professions announced are still dominated by those in modern society, Lin You remembered that when she didn’t receive a helmet and anxiously went into the forum looking for answers, she had also seen a medium, an alchemist, a mad believer, and there was also someone who had been ridiculed and was forced to become a monk.
…She didn’t expect it would happen to her.
Was this a secret occupation?
Lin You guiltily tried to remember what good things she had done—cramping the girl in the gap’s hand? Locking the bust in the cupboard? Making the girl in the gap run errands for her?
“Establish a connection with certain creatures in a specific way,” she read from the job description, “borrowing its power under certain restrictions…”
Before she finished speaking, Lin You suddenly felt her hands sink.
She silently looked down at a heavy book with intricate patterns.
Opening the book, Lin You took a breath.
It was more like a picture book than a serious book. But currently, there were only ten slots that were not gray, and three of them were automatically filled in.
NAME: GAP GIRL
CARD NUMBER: 001
NOTES: ALTHOUGH THE GIRL GHOST IN THE GAP CAN ONLY SCRATCH PEOPLE WITH HER CLAWS, HER VISION AND HEARING ARE VERY SENSITIVE AND SHE HAS EAVESDROPPED ON MANY GOSSIPS. KEEP IN MIND THAT HER FACE HAS BECOME VERY FLAT BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN SQUEEZED IN CRACKS ALL THE YEAR ROUND, AND WILL BECOME ANGRY IF IT IS POINTED OUT.
…Does she know something extraordinary?
Lin You looked down calmly.
NAME: PLASTER BUST IN THE STUDIO
CARD NUMBER: 004
NOTE: ARE YOU STILL WORRIED ABOUT THEFT WHEN THERE IS NO ONE IN THE STUDIO? ARE YOU STILL WORRIED ABOUT STUDENTS CHEATING WHEN YOU ARE PROCTORING AN EXAM? AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THIS PLASTER BUST THAT CAN MONITOR 360 DEGREES, YOU CAN SOLVE ALL YOUR TROUBLES! P.S. BECAUSE IT CANNOT TALK, YOU CAN ONLY MAKE EYE CONTACT, AND IT MAY TWIST ITS NECK IF IT TURNS TOO FAST, SO PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF TOUCHING IT
So you will twist its neck?! It can’t be, it’s in plaster because it will sprain!?
CARD NUMBER: 005
NOTE: IT IS SAID THAT YOU CAN LEARN EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW AND PREDICT THE FUTURE WITH BIXIAN. WE’RE VERY SORRY; THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING. BEFORE HE DIED, HE WAS AN ORDINARY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. HE HAD CONSIDERABLE FIGHTING STRENGTH, BUT IT IS EASY TO MAKE MISTAKES IN FORTUNE-TELLING!
Lin You was stunned as she saw the ghosts she had encountered being described.
But the paint on the cards shows their most horrible appearance, and Lin You felt that the artist could have added a few more chicken feet. These two thoughts combined would make people want to laugh but she could not.
Lin You leaned on her cheek and flipped through the picture book from beginning to end. Sure enough, the whole book was gray except for the ten-card frames, and it seemed that she would have to wait for her career to upgrade.
The player’s level on “Box” is linked to their profession. That is, if they want an upgrade, they must improve their profession. She looked at the long list of experience bars, and she didn’t have the slightest idea.
Lin You waved her hand again, and the book disappeared into the air.
If there was anything wrong with this game, it was that it didn’t honestly explain the skills, and the player had to slowly find out.
The position of “summoner” was just as the name suggests. With the book in her hand, Lin You guessed that it might be to summon a ghost that had an existing card. But she was not sure what conditions she had fulfilled to establish the “connection” and “certain restrictions. It was suspicious.
…It is best to go to the forum and see if there are any examples with previous experience.
Lin You did what she always thought of. She glanced at the time in the lower-left corner. It was almost noon, just in time for a meal.
After cutting off the game connection, Lin You took a long sigh of relief after she took off the game helmet.
The helmet was made of breathable material, but it was still a bit stiff from wearing it for a long time. After adapting to the light of the bedroom, she got up and walked outside.
It was the summer vacation of her junior year, and she did not need to study or intern, so she was naturally idle during the day.
Lin You had just arrived in the kitchen and was about to ask if she could help, but she was taken aback when she saw no one was there.
Thinking about it, she realized she came all the way there and didn’t hear any movement—
After all, she had just come from a horror game, and couldn’t help but come up with some horrible circumstances. She saw a slip of paper that was left on the table.
Just know that while you were playing games, you couldn’t hear us call for you. Your father and I are having a romantic meal. Although I hold a grudge against you, I reluctantly made you lunch.
Before she moved, she looked off to the side and saw some instant noodles in a stainless steel bowl. The seasoning packet was sprinkled in, and a hard-boiled egg was added.
Lin You: “…”
The damage was done, and she reluctantly boiled water. After lunch, Lin You sat back in front of the computer and started to browse the forum.
The forum was all-encompassing, and although “Box” was a new release, the web traffic had risen to the top over the past few days. After reading the first couple of pages, Lin You felt that it was of little help to her.
Most of the discussion on the forum was still about popular professions. The most sought-after careers were medical-related. A few days earlier there was a liver doctor who had risen two or three levels. It was discovered that doctors could expel the negative state and add blood. It was an essential companion to at-home travel.
No wonder, what game can be without a nanny?
In contrast, the popular student professions didn’t exist.
She searched “summon” but she couldn’t find anyone with the same job as her.
Lin You realized all she could do was get started and actually experience it. She sighed, put the helmet on again, and entered the faint blue space.
Her reflection was vaguely reflected on the walls of the space.
The character’s image used in “Box” was a projection of the player’s reality and only allowed the player to make about 5% of the changes, but Lin You was too lazy to make changes.
When the synthetic sound welcomed her back, Lin You cast her eyes on the screen and hit the game menu. The “Newcomer Test Mode” had become gray and unavailable, and the remaining two columns were “Cooperative Mode” and “Single-player Mode.”
…Since it was “Cooperative” instead of “Team,” did that mean there would be a “Competitive Mode” in the future?
Thinking about this, Lin You reached out and clicked.
YOU HAVE SELECTED COOPERATIVE MODE.
The soft synthetic sound rang again.
THE COOPERATIVE MODE IS A RANDOM MATCH OF TWO TO TWENTY-FOUR SCENES. PLAYERS MUST COOPERATE WITH THEIR TEAMMATES TO COMPLETE THE TASK. EVALUATION AND REWARD ARE BASED ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE TEAM. NO SCENES CAN BE BROUGHT OUT EXCEPT FOR SPECIFIED SPECIAL ITEMS. AGREE TO CONTINUE.
Lin You clicked “Agree.”
MATCHING…MATCHING WAS SUCCESSFUL.
…In a second, they were set up.
YOU ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE D-LEVEL SCENE OF “HOTEL 626”—COUNTDOWN: 10, 9, 8, 7…
After the last “one” it went dark in front of her eyes again, and Lin You felt her body sway suddenly. When she opened her eyes again, she found her head hitting against the backrest in the front row.
“My God, what is happening?”
“Can you hit your head when you just came up?!”
The complaints came one after another, and Lin You recovered and found from their words that all the players in this car were on the same team.
They were in a small commercial vehicle. At a glance, there were five men and three women in the car, including her. Eight people.
Everyone was seated in pairs. In addition to the driver in the driver’s seat, there was a girl sitting alone in the front row.
Looking at the small flag in her hand, Lin You supposed that their role this time was tourists traveling with a small group.
“I don’t know,” the player in the driver seat said, “the moment I entered this scene, I wanted to know what happened.”
“What is this?”
The “tour guide” waved the small flag in her hand and answered, “Should I be a tour guide?”
“Uh,” the boy sitting next to Lin You thought for a bit, “Could it be a setting where a group of tourists are traveling to the deep mountains and the car broke down?”
The player who was forced to be the diver uttered “What the fuck” and quickly opened the door to get out of the car and see the situation. Based on his appearance, he might have the skills to repair the car.
Lin You looked at the person next to her. The boy looked young, maybe two or three years younger than her, but he was quite tall. He looked really handsome, the type where little girls squeal at him when he plays basketball.
“Hello,” he noticed her looking at him, and smiled friendly, “I’m Geng Qinghe.”
Although she didn’t know if it was a real name or a fake name, she nodded. “Lin You.”
It was raining heavily outside, and the player who went to check came back with drenched clothes, and from his expression, it didn’t look good.
“The car is broken and it can’t be fixed.”
He said: “I can only find a place nearby for the night.”
—Right, stay overnight.
Lin You looked out the window. The sky was completely dark, and the time in the car said 7:30 PM.
A girl grabbed onto the clothes of the person next to her. Seeing that the two behaved like a couple, she asked timidly, “Not in the car?”
At this time, a man in his thirties also stood up.
“Can’t be in the car,” he said, “You see, everyone is cold, it’s raining, and in the mountains, if we stay overnight here we will freeze to death.”
Lin You didn’t notice the extra DEBUFF on her status bar until he said that. She touched her arm and it was really cold.
“There’s a family hotel over there, the only choice we have is to go there.”
Even if this scene was called “Hotel 626.”