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Chapter 73 - I Hear I’m a Battle God (10)

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Ch73 – I Hear I’m a Battle G.o.d (10)

Summer soon arrived. Rosie asked Chi Xiaochi acting as Ji Zuoshan if he wanted to partic.i.p.ate in the summer training on “The Scar” together.

Chi Xiaochi asked her, “You also want to go?”

Of those wanting to partic.i.p.ate in the summer training on “The Scar”, all were, practically without exception, those of decent ability, wanting to try it out, or perhaps even take centre stage.

Given Rosie’s strength, even if she didn’t get in on the action, she was still a quasi-Alpha. She would be better off saving her strength for the tournament in half a year’s time.

Rosie, dressed in a pair of cargo pants and a black singlet, was currently repairing the back thrusters of her mecha. As such, her hands were covered in machine oil.

She said, “I need some experimental data.”

Chi Xiaochi raised his eyebrows slightly.

Rosie said, “That place has live Zerg. I’ve seen an anatomical diagram before, but that’s still not enough. I need to personally dissect one.”

Chi Xiaochi really admired this kind of woman. He said, “That’s good then. If you need a bodyguard, I’ll go.”

“I don’t need one.” Rosie’s blue eyes blinked lightly. “I just think that you probably need this opportunity. ……Hey.”

A lock of hair fell out from where it was tucked behind Rosie’s ear, blocking her line of sight.

Stretching out her hands, she leaned down from where she was sitting cross-legged on the A-shaped ladder and motioned to Chi Xiaochi standing below the ladder to help her tie up her hair.

Before Chi Xiaochi could even lift his arms, Blue, standing next to him, was one step ahead of him, carefully helping Rosie put her hair up and fastening it with a hair clip. It could be said that it had been completely prepared.

Done, it bowed and said politely, “Miss Rosie, it’s done.”

Rosie still had feelings for Ji Zuoshan, but these feelings weren’t at the point where she would want to confess them, it was slightly higher than admiration.

She was naturally one who just took advantage of opportunities when they came. If she could close the distance between them, that was of course good, but when she was cut off midway by Blue, she wasn’t mad either. She shot Blue a look, saying, “b.u.t.ting in on my good matters, tomorrow I’m going to donate you to the academy.”

Blue let out a soft laugh, “Miss Rosie, even if you donate me, I’ll just sneak back.”

Chi Xiaochi looked up at Blue. Blue just so happened to be looking back.

A human and a machine each reached out their left and right hand respectively and high-fived.

Seeing this exhibition of the silent tacit understanding and closeness between master and servant, Rosie subconsciously stroked her own mecha. Her mecha, Red, then stiffly turned its head and asked, “Miss Rosie, do you have any orders?”

Rosie sighed slightly. Sure enough, an AI specially designed for combat and an improved housekeeping AI weren’t the same.

“Long hair is too troublesome.” Rosie quickly changed her focus. She shook her head around, then said, “I’ll get it shaved off tomorrow.”

The next day, she really did shave it off.

As Rosie drank her breakfast milk, she pedaled into school on her bicycle with her hands off the handles, followed by a silent Ji Zuoshan.

……Rosie and Ji Zuoshan were dating.

Everyone spread the news around in that way.

Even though this didn’t give any mention to Zhan Yanchao, everyone clearly reached the same consensus in their minds: It seemed that Zhan Yanchao had been kicked away by the very human sacrifice he raised, otherwise he wouldn’t be acting like a rooster who’s feathers had been grabbed by someone, challenging anyone he caught.

And since Zhan Yanchao had no part in the rumours being spread, Zhan Yanchao naturally wasn’t able to find a reason to attack, which stifled him to the point blisters formed on the corners of his mouth.

Ji Zuoshan’s interations with Rosie made Zhan Yanchao fill with envy. Every time he say them standing shoulder to shoulder, he was upset to the point of being unable to sit still.

He hadn’t spoken to Ji Zuoshan in a long time now. While Rosie was able to sit by Ji Zuoshan’s side and study mecha structure and how the Zerg’s armed forces were set up.

That was the treatment that he should be getting!

Since he was young, Zhan Yanchao had never known what regret was, always ignorant. When he was angry, he would grab that person and beat them, when he was happy, he would give them one kiss after another. This was the first time in his life feeling like his heart was hanging in the air, with no place to land.

One day, he finally found an opportunity, running into Ji Zuoshan in the bathroom.

Zhan Yanchao was obviously very happy, but he still tried to firmly press down the corners of his lips. He turned on the faucet, but his gaze followed Ji Zuoshan closely, never falling behind.

After two months, Ji Zuoshan had actually gotten taller, and paler. The lines of the exposed section of his forearms were incredibly beautiful. When he saw him, he was as if he’d seen just a stranger, nodding slightly.

How could Zhan Yanchao stand that? He firmly suppressed the rush of anger before daring to open his mouth and speak, “You’re still doing well with Rosie?”

Ji Zuoshan said, “En.”

Zhan Yanchao couldn’t help but sneer, “You should be more careful. She said that she wasn’t taking you as a human sacrifice, but when it’s time for the tournament she might go back on her words.”

Ji Zuoshan looked at Zhan Yanchao, letting out a surprised expression. “It’s not like she’s you.”

Zhan Yanchao was choked to the point of almost vomiting blood. “When did I——”

Halfway through his words, he suddenly remembered something.

One year, his cousin brought Ji Zuoshan out with him to serve him……

Although the memories were unpleasant, Zhan Yanchao vaguely remembered that in the car, he seemed to have made a promise to Ji Zuoshan in his rage.

So…… it was because he’d heard that he wanted him to be his Omega that he’d been willing to go with Rosie?

While he was in his daze, Ji Zuoshan had already washed his hands and was turning to go out.

Zhan Yanchao chased after him for a few steps, then shouted loudly, “Ji Zuoshan!!”

Ji Zuoshan turned back and looked at him.

When he met those quiet eyes, however, Zhan Yanchao didn’t know what to say.

He had originally already made up his mind to let him die wherever he wanted to, but he actually found that the further the distance between them became, the more intense the feelings in Zhan Yanchao’s heart became, increasing rather than lessening.

……No, it shouldn’t be like this. Ji Zuoshan shouldn’t be like this.

He clearly had had a very tolerant and gentle personality, he himself had clearly done even more outrageous things before……

Yes, outrageous.

Before, Zhan Yanchao didn’t know what outrageous was, but during these few days, he had always been mulling over everything that had happened that day. Comparing it to before, only then did he vaguely realise that his previous actions seemed to indeed be a tiny bit inappropriate.

But very quickly, it turned back into anger. Ji Zuoshan clearly had been able to bear so many things, why was it that he suddenly wasn’t able to bear it anymore? Why hadn’t he been willing to even give him some buffer time to adjust?

Now, belatedly remembering that year’s promise, Zhan Yanchao finally understood the reason.

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……He’d given him hope, then personally s.n.a.t.c.hed it away once more. Was it because of this that Ji Zuoshan left?

“Faced with a Zhou Kai, hosts might still want to stay as far away as possible from him, but what if they’re faced with a Zhan Yanchao who can still be helped?

“As ‘G.o.d’, compa.s.sion comes easiest for them. For a someone completely beyond redemption, it’s of course the sooner you get rid of them the better. But for someone who can still be saved, can ‘G.o.d’ still ignore them?

“He looks at you pitifully, sheds a few tears, says a few words of repentance, and ‘G.o.d’ will of course sympathise. After all, ‘it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense’.”

061 was covered in a layer of cold sweat from his words, while Ji Zuoshan didn’t know what they were talking about, but felt like those words were very reasonable, so his chat bubble popped up, “Mister Chi is right.”

Chi Xiaochi leaned against the railing and said in an unhurried, yet not slow pace, “So that’s why I say that your Lord G.o.d is very interesting. It pushes ordinary people to be a G.o.d who has to earn regret value, but doesn’t care about how an ordinary person thinks. One world is still fine, two worlds are also still fine, but after ten worlds, going through all the different types of worlds out there, and maybe even b.u.mping into one or two lovers for whom their teaching worked, and ‘knows what love is’, who would still be willing to go back to being a vegetable with nothing who’s been lying for two or three years?”

Being choked with his own words from just now by Chi Xiaochi, 061 felt a little embarra.s.sed.

But Chi Xiaochi didn’t seem to have any intentions of letting him off. He continued, asking, “Liu-laoshi, have you ever been in a relationship?”

Without waiting for 061 to respond, Chi Xiaochi then remembered, “Oh, right, you have someone you love.”

The mention of that person made 061 fall silent.

To him, that person was an illusory phantom and hundreds of thousands of broken fragments that he no way of being put back together, but this phantom what what gave him his will to live.

——He knew that there was someone waiting for him. And this knowledge let him know that he still had consciousness, know that he wasn’t just a pile of data, that he was once a person.

Chi Xiaochi said, “I’ve loved someone before.

“I loved going up and down the stairs with him, I loved it when he taught me how to play video games, and for every six of his wins he would never forget to let me win four, I loved when he cooked for me and Dog Meat, I loved when he taught me subjects, I loved when he would cover my ears whenever my parents fought—— I was never asleep, I was always listening.”

Ji Zuoshan’s preparation room was on the second floor. As Chi Xiaochi looked at that slight height below his feet, a tinge of sadness entered his careless gaze.

“……Love is when after he died I wanted nothing more to go with him, but was afraid that other than me, no one else would remember him, so I could only use what bound him to the world to bind myself to it. I lived on for him, and even had to live well.”

After saying this, Chi Xiaochi found it funny. He said, “Why am I even telling you this. ……Mm?”

Before his voice fell, without warning, he was pulled into a hug. A hand stroked his head, bringing with it the warmth of a human.

Chi Xiaochi looked up. Finding out who it was, he couldn’t help but find it amusing. “Blue?”

Blue said, “Master isn’t in a good mood.”

Chi Xiaochi had long since gotten used to Blue’s sharpness. As an improved housekeeping AI, it was of course able to better understand human emotions than other AIs.

Chi Xiaochi smiled and said, “Alright, don’t fuss, let’s go train.”

Blue hugged him, the force it was using neither too weak nor too strong, but leaving no room for doubt. “Master, don’t move. Let’s just sit for a while, okay?”

The author has something to say:

Xiaochi: I’m not G.o.d, I’m just an actor.

Little seal: Mister Chi is right. 【Clap clap】

Blue: ……【Hugs 】

baum: a heavy chapter, but on a lighter note JZS is so cute!! even though he doesn’t know what they’re talking about, he’s just like “Mister Chi is right” lmao

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