Chapter 58: water does not flow outside the field
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
It was game time again. Wen XingYao came online and, as usual, made some wild guesses about what his infancy had done while the human consciousness was asleep. When he came back to his senses, he found himself standing in the kitchen, pulling out various ingredients from his backpack.
Looking at the things, it looked like he could only make a vegetarian feast.
Wen XingYao, “…”
It was probably because his body has its own idea. He silently put all the ingredients back into his backpack. He looked back at the empty two rooms and one hall, opened the door and went out. After going out, he found that there were many familiar faces standing in front of Bai Li’s house next door.
It was his neighbor in reality Peaches are So Delicious, his other neighbor in the game Heart’s Jade, King Pili and his two newbie friends who just entered the game, Song’s Blunt Opinion, the game host who had his first live broadcast yesterday, and Easy Victory Life, his good lieutenant Tang Ying, whose style was obviously different from others. The last one, with an expression on his face, was clearly watching the action.
The owner of the yard, on the other hand, was standing outside the fence gate, looking at these people with a confused and embarrassed face.
Wen XingYao hurriedly walked over, ignored the others and greeted Bai Li, and directly asked, “Li Bai, what happened?”
Seeing Wen XingYao come over, Bai Li’s reaction was also very strange, first he subconsciously took a step back, then reacted by smiling apologetically at Wen XingYao as he said in confusion, “Nothing big happened. It’s just that they wanted to… He looked at the six people in front of him again, thinking of the right thing to say.
However, before he could think of one, the six people all scrambled to say what they were there for, “I/We’re here to help Li Bai plant the land!”
They were afraid that if they spoke too late, they would be rejected by Bai Li.
Tang Ying, who was watching, tried to hold in his laughter, “Hahahahaha!”
Wen XingYao gave him a sidelong glance. The other put a hand up to cover his mouth, and looked away, as he tried to hold in his laughter.
His guess confirmed, Bai Li also could not help but laugh out loud. As he laughed and waved his hands, he said, “You have nothing better to do than to come over to help me plant the land? Why don’t you plant your own land? You don’t have to help me, I can handle this land alone.”
“No, Mr. Bai, we’ve been planning to come and help you with you land for a long time, and we’ve been delayed for two days!” Xiong Pili’s heart was anxious, and accidentally said Bai Li’s surname, “I, Bamboo, and Chatterbox, will help you with your uncultivated vacant land and then leave. We absolutely will not delay you!”
“And me! I also want to do my part for Mr. Bai!” Mo Song was actually being preempted by his own brother and the three of them, and hurriedly stepped forward to show his attitude. Because he didn’t know that Xiong Pili was actually careless, he also called Bai Li “Mr. Bai”.
Song Xinran and Jiang Huaibi looked at each other, but they didn’t see any confusion in each other’s eyes, so they knew that he/she must also know Bai Li’s true identity, so they didn’t raise their voices to remind the four who started throwing eyeballs at each other, but just looked at Bai Li with bated breath and made a voice to help.
The smile on Bai Li’s face was about to freeze up. These people, why were they like three-year-old children asking for candy? He didn’t give it to them but they still wouldn’t leave?
Wen XingYao clenched his fist and pretended to cough, as he lowered his head to hide the laughter in his eyes. Although these people came like they were looking for a fight, Bai Li’s reaction was also very interesting. This game would really make everyone unconsciously relax their tense nerves.
“No?” Tang Ying, the only unknowing person in the room, tried to join the conversation. “Why are you calling Li Bai ‘Mr. Bai’? Is his last name Bai, and I’m the only one who doesn’t know? What the hell is going on?!”
He shifted his eyes to Wen XingYao and found that the other party had an expression on his face that said, ‘You’re the only outsider here,’ and his mind was even more broken. Why did the Admiral know about this and he was the only one who didn’t?
As Tang Ying’s expression was getting worse and worse, Wen XingYao finally gave him a hand, “I forgot to tell you.”
He had just made a brief eye contact with Bai Li and confirmed that Bai Li didn’t care that one more person knew about his identity, not to mention that this person was someone they both knew.
Tang Ying had just suffered a blow, so when he heard Wen XingYao’s words, he only nodded his head, never so slow to react as he did today.
Bai Li smiled and took over Wen XingYao’s words, “Easy Victory, my last name is indeed ‘Bai.’ To be more precise, my name is Bai Li.” As he spoke, he moved closer to Tang Ying and whispered in his ear, “Bai Li, the designer of this game.”
Tang Ying was still immersed in the thought of ‘why does the name Bai Li sound so familiar as if he had heard it somewhere,’ when he heard the big reveal from himself. He instantly had a feeling of being struck by lightning. The out-of-body person didn’t even notice that after Bai Li finished talking, his own Admiral silently stepped forward and pulled the person away from him, separating them by a good distance.
Not far from them, Jiang Huaibi perked her ears and vaguely heard a few words, like “Bai Li,” “designer,” and so on, which made her realize even more clearly that she really hadn’t been dreaming last night. She signed up to be a game host on a whim, and actually cracked the game’s biggest secret!
The first official player of Carefree Farmstead, Li Bai, who was respected as a big brother by people in the forum, was actually the designer of this game Bai Li!
How dare he?
In the forum, the ‘designer Bai Li’ was being avidly messaged every day, and he had been mentioned 999 times, if not 1000 times, but he actually appeared in front of all the players in such a big way. He even became famous in the forum. It had been so long, and the two names were obviously pronounced backwards, but no one had noticed.
…However, it couldn’t be said that no one had found out at all. Jiang Huaibi carefully observed Bai Li and Wen XingYao as they were talking, and felt as if the latter had known Bai Li’s identity for a long time.
Ha, the world of big brothers. She really doesn’t understand.
After a few minutes of slow thought, Tang Ying finally digested the news. In fact, he calmed down quickly. This matter had nothing to do with him, and he could not tell whether “Li Bai was actually the designer of the game” was more surprising, or “Admiral knew about it but did not tell me.” He was shocked that there was a more convenient channel to get the game quota, but he chose to give up before the game quota was released.
“You…I…Forget it! Bai Li, hello.” Tang Ying went forward and shook hands with the person.
Bai Li opened the courtyard door and welcomed all the guests inside, watching them walk in while saying, “You really don’t need to help me open the land. I’m only about 20 lots away anyway. I can do it myself, really! How long have you been standing in front of my house? You must be thirsty. I’ll go and make you some tea.”
He took the people to the resting area specially laid out in the courtyard. On the right hand side the open door of the small hut was topped by a vine shelf made of thin bamboo poles with green vine plants twisted around it to serve as a shield from the sun. Bai Li counted the number of people, took out a few new chairs from his backpack, and gestured for everyone to sit first.
“Wow!” Jiang Huaibi was the only girl present, and when she saw the courtyard arrangement she immediately shouted. She had starry eyes, as she looked here, and looked there. She couldn’t say why the arrangement looked good in the end, but she just somehow felt like it gave her an overall sense of refreshment.
When was this set up in the end ah? Obviously she lived next door, how did she not notice it at all?
In addition to Jiang Huaibi, Song Xinran also showed that he liked the vine shelf and was already thinking about arranging one in his own yard. He could see that the materials used for the shelf were mainly thin bamboo and vines, which could be found in the forest outside the village, and it didn’t seem too difficult to build, so it could be done in half a day at most. Besides, he still had his master as an outside helper. He could come and ask for advice at any time.
Compared to the two little guys, the other big men’s reaction was more rough.
Xiong Pili gave a “yoo-hoo” and started to praise Bai Li for his ingenuity in coming up with such an idea.
To the side Mo Zhu and Ji Yingqi nodded their heads. Mo Song’s eyes were shining, and his mouth was mumbling, and they wondered what he was thinking. Tang Ying gave a thumbs up towards Bai Li, once again reinforcing the impression that Bai Li was the designer of this game.
Wen XingYao’s voice calmly spat out two words, “Good-looking.”
Bai Li almost died from laughing at these people. “Don’t compliment me. This is just something I made in my spare time, nothing difficult. I can’t afford such a reaction from you. Don’t stand around, sit down and rest for a while. I’ll be right back!” After he said that, he turned around, and went into the house to make tea.
It was not that he didn’t want to bring people into the small hut, but after estimating the area of the living room and the number of people present, he felt that all of them would be very crowded, and outside in the courtyard was more spacious, so he immediately changed his mind. The few people who were temporarily placed in the courtyard by Bai Li were silent after they heard Bai Li’s modest words. Thirty seconds, or perhaps a minute, passed before someone weakly spoke up and asked the others, “Mr. Bai, does he, in fact, have some misconceptions about his own talents?”
Is such an elaborate vine frame really something that can be easily made “by hand”?
The crowd was silent again.
Wen XingYao looked at the person who spoke. He remembered that his game name seemed to be I’m not a Chatterbox, while his friends were calling him Chatterbox. He nodded in agreement, as he thought he was right.
Bai Li did not know that he had been labeled as ‘humble’ by several people in the courtyard, and when he said he was inviting them to tea, he was really inviting them to tea. The room had long boiled hot water, he found two different tea sets, and went to the game store to buy a couple of da hong pao tea leaves, and took those things out the door. The few people outside had calmed down, at this time they were obediently and uprightly sitting at the table, as if they were waiting for the teacher to share fruit with the class of toddler children. Bai Li saw the expressions in their eyes.
“It’s been a long wait,” Bai Li said. “I’ll pour you some tea. Let’s talk over a drink.”
Xiong Pili took a cup of hot tea from Bai Li’s hand, but still didn’t give up completely, “Thank you…Mr. Bai. You really don’t need to help us. There are many of us, and it’s definitely a lot faster than if you work alone.”
He had originally thought of sharing the job with Mo Song, but now he had included the others in the courtyard. If they divide them equally, each of them would only need to cultivate two or three pieces of land…
Bai Li refused again, “No, I prefer to do the yard work alone. You really don’t have to help me. If you’re uneasy because of the game quota, don’t take it too hard, you’ve helped me a lot before. The game quota is for people, and I had the ability to keep a few in my hand…The fat water does not flow outside the field.”
When the words fell, Tang Ying nearly choked on his hot tea. He quickly wiped his mouth, and looked towards Wen XingYao.
What? What? He’s an acquaintance, but are there still such good things? You were familiar with Bai Li, how come the fat water hasn’t flowed to you?