Chapter 263: Seeing Sha Sha again, the seeds of hope
“Oh, la, la, master, are you wondering why even though others can’t come to this city, but master can?” When Guo Guo who had been secretly listening in on Zuo Po Jun and Ye Tian Xie’s conversation saw Ye Tian Xie lost in thought, she finally couldn’t help popping out and suddenly speaking in Ye Tian Xie’s ear.
Ye Tian Xie looked up and asked, “Guo Guo, do you know?”
“Yiya! Of course I know! Now let the smartest Guo Guo tell master…..” Guo Guo was clearly very proud of herself as her crystal like eyes sparkled like stars, “Because master has the power of the ‘Orange Fang’. The Orange Fang has the ability to swallow magic, so it could easily swallow this magical barrier. The town return magic comes from a large array hidden underneath the center of the town and to prevent that, there is an isolation array placed over it to create a small barrier. However, master has the Orange Fang’s power, so this small magical barrier cannot affect master. Master, do you understand Guo Guo’s explanation?”
“…..Most of it.” Ye Tian Xie rubbed his confused mind and said, “This also means that with Orange Fang, I will be able to pass through any barriers?”
“Ya! Master is so stupid. Of course not.” Guo Guo shook her head, “Only magic barriers! Orange Fang cannot swallow barriers made with other kinds of powers……Wu, master, Guo Guo explanation was so long and my throat is dry. Do you still have any crystal apples that I can eat?”
Ye Tian Xie knew it already……If Guo Guo performed a deed that she considered helping him or if she did something she considered amazing, she would immediately ask for a reward. He emotionlessly pulled out a crystal apple from his bag for Guo Guo……Following this, the sounds of Guo Guo eating the apple could be heard.
For someone like him with various pieces of equipment and all kinds of strange items, two hundred inventory spaces was just not enough. But for those two hundred spaces, he had to leave ten spaces to hold things for Guo Guo to eat……
Ye Tian Xie began to move forward. There was not a single player here and it seemed like it was because there were too many enemies, drawing them all out. There were also only a few NPCs that could be seen. Not walking for long, he suddenly stopped moving…..In his line of sight, on a short, flat mound of earth, there was a young girl with sheep horn braids sitting there. She was holding her cheeks while closing her eyes. From her expression, it could be seen that she was very serious……A girl of that age should not have such an expression.
Ye Tian Xie recognized her with a single glance…..It was the little girl Sha Sha that had given him the light magic lamp from that random quest.
The magical light had been of great help to him twice, which left a profound memory of her in him. Ye Tian Xie was not anxious to go to the border of the town and turned around, walking in front of Sha Sha. As he wanted to speak, Sha Sha opened her eyes to look at him as she heard the footsteps and her eyes lit up. Those slender brows formed two cute crescent moons, “Big brother, it’s you. We’re meeting each other once again……Does big brother still remember me?”
“I course I do, your name is Sha Sha.” Ye Tian Xie said with a faint smile and reached out his hand to lightly tap Sha Sha’s nose……Even he did not know why he would make such an affectionate move. Perhaps it was because she was too cute and makes everyone love her, or perhaps there was a gratitude in his heart……
Hearing Ye Tian Xie say her name, she became even happier. She did not dislike the affectionate move that Ye Tian Xie made, “Big brother, did we have something between us…..Un! Is it fate? There used to be a lot of people that I recognized that came through here, but since that day there were many people that I didn’t recognize coming through here. I felt fear when I saw them and normally would stay inside without coming out, taking care of mama…..But seeing big brother today, I am feeling very good today. I’m very happy to see big brother today.”
The young girl revealed an innocent smile with no lies that made Ye Tian Xie’s heart fill with happiness, feeling even closer with her. He sat down beside Sha Sha and asked, “Sha Sha, what were you thinking about sitting here and closing your eyes like that?”
“No, I was closing my eyes and praying to the heavens beyond the clouds…..having them heal my mother as soon as possible.” Sha Sha turned his head to look at him and her eyes sparkled like the star far off in the distance.
“Praying?” Ye Tian Xie looked up and looked at the few wandering clouds in the sky. He distinctly remembered the first time that he met Sha Sha, she had mentioned that her mother’s body was not good and the doctor said it was an incurable illness…..
“That’s right, I’ve been praying everyday. Towards the sky, the clouds, the sun, the moon, the stars, the wind, the trees, the grass…..I’ve been praying to everything that I see, hoping that they could cure my mother. Although the doctor uncles say that they can’t possible cure my mother, I believe that as long as I keep praying everyday, they will hear my voice and cure my mother, letting me be together with mama.”
While Sha Sha was speaking, her eyes did not reveal any pain, but rather a pure and innocent smile filled with hope.
In that instant, Ye Tian Xie’s heart was moved and an unspeakable feeling filled his heart……This girl, not only did she have crystal like eyes, she also had a crystal clear soul.
“Sha Sha, with how good you are, the heavens will hear your wish and make your mother better.” He revealed a faint smile as he spoke in a soft voice.
“Un, un!” Sha Sha happily smiled, “Big brother, you really are a good person. They don’t believe that mama will become better, but only big brother thinks the same as Sha Sha. My mama is the most gentle and beautiful mother in the world. She loves me that much, so she can’t bear to leave me.”
Ye Tian Xie: “……”
If he told this young girl that hopes does not equal reality, what a cruel thing that would be to do. He could not imagine…..the day that this girl’s dreams were shattered and that innocent smile disappearing.
“Big brother, I’ll tell you a secret.” Sha Sha revealed a mysterious smile before opening her right palm. When her hand was stretched open, an illusory blue light filled Ye Tian Xie’s eyes.
In Sha Sha’s hand, there was a small object in Sha Sha’s hand releasing a weak, but deep blue illusory light. The little object was only the size of a fingernail, but it looked like a seed.
“This is a beautiful seed that I picked up outside. Mama said before that seeds represented hope, so if I plant this seed, water it everyday, take care of it, watch it sprout, and grow big, then hope can become reality.” Sha Sha held the seed in her hand as she closed her eyes and said this in a sincere manner with a faint smile on her face.
Ye Tian Xie could tell this seed was not ordinary from its shape, so he asked, “Sha Sha, where did you pick up this seed from?”
Sha Sha opened her eyes and said, “Un…..I picked up this seed from a clear and beautiful little lake to the west of the town. However, I felt it was very strange because I usually play there and there wasn’t a little lake there before. Moreover….the even stranger thing was that when I played there the next day, the little lake had disappeared. I told others about this matter, but none of them believed me. Big brother, do you believe Sha Sha?”
“Of course, Sha Sha is not a child that would tell lies……” After saying half of what he wanted to say, Ye Tian Xie was suddenly stunned. His voice suddenly became a little anxious, “Sha Sha, was there a large tree by the little lake?”
Sha Sha’s pure voice and eyes showed that she wasn’t lying. Then that lake…..Suddenly appearing and suddenly disappearing…..Perhaps it was….it was….the Wishing Lake? The Wishing Lake that one did not know where it would appear and where it would disappear to?
“Big tree?” Sha Sha thought about it and said, “There wasn’t. There was only a clear little lake and no tree….Big brother, why are you asking this?”
It wasn’t the Wishing Lake? Then what lake was it?
“I was just casually asking. A beautiful lake must have trees beside it. Sha Sha, can you let me see the seed?”
“Of course.” Sha Sha gently placed the seed in Ye Tian Xie’s hand.
Taking the softly glowing seed, Ye Tian Xie looked down at it.
This result made Ye Tian Xie stunned.
It was unknown how many times stronger his Evil Dragon’s Eye was compared to normal player’s inspect skill. Yesterday, in the Illusory Beast Clan Ruins, he had even obtained information from the Dark Ghost King that was much stronger than he was. Even that azure haired man that he could not gain information on before, his Evil Dragon’s Eye learned his name yesterday – Nameless.
The number one expert of the Continent that Archmage Kong Xiu of Heavenly Stellar City mentioned – Solitary Wolf, Nameless.
When he obtained his name, he wasn’t shocked, but rather he was surprised.
Today when his Evil Dragon’s Eye was used on this seed, the information that he obtained was actually “????”.
If the Evil Dragon’s Eye were to fail, then that means the opposite side’s strength or grade far surpassed him…..This seed, was it even stronger than Nameless?
“Big brother, is it beautiful? I will plant it and then watch it everyday. When it grows up, mama will definitely get better.”
Sha Sha’s clear voice sounded in his ears. “Un, it’s very beautiful.” Ye Tian Xie gave the seed back to her. The strange lake and the item that he could not find the stats for, there was no doubt that there was a giant secret behind this seed. However, it was also the most pure and beautiful hope of this girl’s heart. For a single moment of greed and desire to investigate this seed’s secret, could he take away this girl’s seed of hope. That would be too cruel of a thing to do.
“Ya! I think I heard mama calling me. Big brother, I’ll go take care of mama now.” Sha Sha grasped the seed in her hand as her little body stood up from the little mound of earth.
“Un, go ahead.”
“Big brother, can we see each other again?” Sha Sha’s eyes sparkled as she looked at him with eyes filled with deep hope.
“Of course, I’ll come here often to play with you.” Ye Tian Xie said with a faint smile.
“Un……Goodbye big brother.” Sha Sha happily ran off. She was waving her hand in an adorable manner while running.
Ye Tian Xie continued to watch her as she ran off, all the way until she ran into the little hut that was her house……He remembered the position of the little hut.
After standing there in thought for a while, Ye Tian Xie finally turned around and looked at the west side of the town. His gentle eyes suddenly turned ice cold. Wings of Shrouded Heaven, from this day forth, I, Xie Tian will force you into the shadows. All the way until…..you no longer exist!