Starting With A Space Battleship - Chapter 16
Chapter 16: Money Talks
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Hearing that Gu Tong call him ‘Liar’, Li Xiaonian was upset. “If I am a liar, why did I give you 400 gold coins? Besides, if the Wolf Walk Guild is not so overbearing, did I need to pretend to be an elite of the Red Legion?”
“I didn’t mean to cheat Lang Burang out of anything. He gave me the gold-level weapon because he wanted to cozy up to me. I didn’t ask him to give it to me.”
Gu Tong was speechless, but still straightened up his neck and said, “Anyway, that’s your business. It has nothing to do with me.”
Li Xiaonian sneered. “It has nothing to do with you? Then why are you after me?”
This time, Gu Tong was completely speechless.
Looking at Gu Tong’s dejected face, Li Xiaonian seemed to have seen himself who was duped by Tianyu back then. His heart softened and he said, “Okay, let’s stop arguing. It’ll get us nowhere. Anyway, I promise you that if you are targeted by the Wolf Walk Guild and forced to delete this account, I’ll compensate you for all your losses. Don’t worry. Although my family is poor, it won’t be a problem for me to compensate you several million as long as I am not sealed by the Wolf Walk Guild.”
Hearing “several million”, Gu Tong no longer felt wronged. He swallowed and asked, “If I was forced to delete my account by the Wolf Walk Guild, would you really pay me a few million?”
“Of course, provided that you don’t breach the contract, or use contract loopholes to harm me.”
“How many million can you pay me?” Gu Tong asked eagerly.
“Five million yuan.” Li Xiaonian said a figure that the other party couldn’t refuse.
As long as he could survive this trouble, making money wouldn’t be difficult for him.
Gu Tong’s sensitivity to money was no less than Li Xiaonian’s. He asked, “But can you make so much money?”
“You know Tianyu, right? He is my buddy. How can I be poor if I have such a rich friend? If you don’t believe me, you can try friending him now. Remember to indicate you’re my friend so that he won’t reject your friend request.”
Li Xiaonian always used all the resources available to the fullest.
Gu Tong immediately sent a friend request to Tianyu.
Not long after, Tianyu sent a message to Li Xiaonian. “Is Gu Tong your friend?”
Li Xiaonian replied truthfully. “Kind of. He has been in the Skyfire Base for more than a year. In the entire Skyfire Base, his personal strength is one of the best.”
Gu Tong’s profession was element messenger, and his skill level had reached lv4 or higher, and he could even elementalize and become immune to physical attacks.
Such a player was almost immortal in the Skyfire Base.
“Awesome.” Tianyu replied with a meme.
Li Xiaonian finally placated Gu Tong.
Li Xiaonian asked, “Brother Gu, you’ve been in the Skyfire Base for more than a year. You must be very familiar with the wilderness, right? Do you know which area is suitable for me to farm and uplevel, where I won’t be easily discovered by other players?”
Gu Tong was somewhat sheepish, being called “Brother Gu” by Li Xiaonian. “Sure, I know a hidden area. It is…” Before he finished speaking, he suddenly turned into a cloud of water mist and merged with the river water. Then he said a bit gleefully, “Enemies appeared. They seem to have discovered you. Let’s talk about it when you survive. According to the agreement, I don’t have to help you deal with the Wolf Walk Guild openly.”
Having just calmed down, Li Xiaonian became nervous again and looked around.
From the upper reaches of the canyon river, two players floated down the river on logs.
Of the two players, one was a giant and the other was a desolator.
When they spotted Li Xiaonian, the giant said excitedly, “The 100 gold coins are ours! I told you June must be running down the river.”
The desolator grinned. “You’re really sharp-minded.”
Li Xiaonian swore quietly and immediately took to his heels, without any intention to fight at all.
The two players were both wearing iron armor. Although the iron armor was thin and ugly, it had no problem to guard against bullets. He was confident to defeat one of the players in close combat, but not both, because the level difference was too big.
Seeing Li Xiaonian flee, the desolator and the giant immediately discarded the log, jumped onto the shore, and pursued Li Xiaonian. At the same time, the desolator shouted, “June, give up resistance. You’re not going to escape.”
The giant echoed, “You’re only level 1. Without the [Blaster Pistol], you are nothing. Your speed is much slower than ours. Even though we are wearing heavy iron armor, we’ll get you sooner or later. The probability of your escape is zero.”
Among the three of them, one was running in front and two were chasing after.
Li Xiaonian knew very well that he would be easily overtaken on flat ground, so he could only run to rugged places, trying to escape with his advantage in flexibility.
Could he shoot them?
That was not a good choice. Not to mention whether it could slow down the opponent’s speed, the sound of gunshots alone could easily attract more enemies.
The other side.
Gu Tong turned into a ball of water and followed Li Xiaonian leisurely. Seeing the flustered figure of Li Xiaonian, he secretly gloated, “This guy had better be caught and sealed. Then I haven’t breached the contract and can still go to the machinery plant to get the secondary profession, Machinery Master.”
Fleeing for a certain distance, seeing the enemy getting closer and closer, Li Xiaonian repeated his old tricks and shouted, “Hey, brothers, I can give you 200 gold coins. Can you let me go?”
The desolator readily agreed. “Okay, if you throw the money to us, we won’t chase you.”
Gu Tong scowled. Rich people are really hateful!
Li Xiaonian hurriedly took out one hundred gold coins and scattered them behind. The golden coins looked dazzling under the sunlight.
The desolator’s eyes lit up. “It’s really money.”
The two immediately stopped and looked at each other. The giant player said, “You are faster. You chase him and I pick up the money.”
The Desolator didn’t hesitate, and began to chase Li Xiaonian again.
Seeing the gold coins all over the ground, Gu Tong really wanted to show up and snatch them, but in the end, he suppressed the urge, muttering, “Sure enough, if you have money, you can do whatever you want.”
Feeling that the desolator was catching up again, he Li Xiaonian aggrieved. “Bro, you broke your word. I’ve already paid you. Why are you still chasing me?”
The desolator chuckled. “Do you think we are fools? The money you scattered is less than 200 gold coins. It’s you who broke your word.”
“Brother, I was wrong. I can give you more money. Please don’t chase me. Let me go.”
Then Li Xiaonian threw another handful of gold coins grudgingly.
After that, Li Xiaonian shouted in despair, “One hundred thousand gold coins.”
One hundred thousand gold coins? What did he mean?
The desolators and the giant were stunned. They didn’t believe Li Xiaonian would be willing to spend one hundred thousand gold coins to buy a life.
Hiding in the dark, Gu Tong’s face froze. He certainly knew what Li Xiaonian meant. If he still didn’t help Li Xiaonian, he would have to pay a penalty of 100,000 gold coins.
He wouldn’t be able to pay a penalty of 100,000 gold coins even if he sold himself.
Helpless, Gu Tong sent a message to Li Xiaonian. “Turn left and jump into the river. In a river, I am invincible and can help you escape easily.”
Seeing the information, Li Xiaonian hurriedly turned left and jumped into the river with a ‘plop’.
As soon as he entered the river, he felt his whole body was wrapped in heavy water elements, and his body gradually turned transparent, blending with the clear river water, but he had no trouble breathing.
“Don’t move. Just hide there. They’ll think you run downstream.” Gu Tong’s voice rang in Li Xiaonian’s ears.
Li Xiaonian was mad at Gu Tong. “Brother, my dear brother, why didn’t you do this trick earlier? Then I wouldn’t have wasted the 200 gold coins! That’s 200 gold coins, which is equivalent to 20,000 yuan.”
Gu Tong sneered in his heart. Humph, that’s my little revenge for you tricking me. You even made me cry!
However, on the surface, Gu Tong simply said, “I was too nervous to remember it.”
Noticing Gu Tong’s anger at him, Li Xiaonian resorted to his trump card again and said, “It’s alright this time, but if it happens again, I’ll deduct as much money from your bonus as I lose. If you help me out, in addition to the contract payment, I’ll pay you an extra 10,000 gold coins as a bonus.”
If you paid peanuts, you got monkeys. In order to better motivate Gu Tong, Li Xiaonian immediately transferred 200 gold coins to Gu Tong.
System: 200 gold coins transferred to your account.
Looking at the gold coins in his account, Gu Tong was slightly taken aback.
Li Xiaonian said softly, “You saved me just now, so I paid you 200 gold coins in advance. If I reach level 10, I’ll immediately pay you 5000 gold coins.”
A bonus of 10,000 gold coins? And he had just paid him 200 gold coins in advance!
Overjoyed, Gu Tong vowed, “Boss, you’re so generous! You can rest assured. With me protecting you, you’ll be safe and sound.”
“I’m glad to hear that.”
That being said, Li Xiaonian just wanted to slap himself. He was used to being lavish in his previous life. The bonus given this time was too high.
Especially since there were very few gold coins left on him.
After finishing picking up the gold coins on the shore, the giant and the desolator picked a piece of wood again, threw it into the river and stepped on it before they searched for Li Xiaonian along the river.
After searching for a long time, however, they didn’t see Li Xiaonian.
The giant shrugged helplessly. “I guess he ran away.”
The desolator smiled and said, “It’s okay. We have no loss anyway. We’ve made more money than the guild’s bounty.”
The giant nodded. “Let’s pass the news to the guild. Then we can get another 10 gold coins.”
The desolator immediately sent the news of the discovery of Li Xiaonian’s trace to the guild channel.
In the public channel of the Wolf Walk Guild.
Everyone was excited when they saw the news about Li Xiaonian.
“It turns out that June escaped down the river. No wonder we couldn’t find him.”
“Anyone want to team up with me to hunt June? I am a lv8 desolator.”Read latest Chapters at wuxiamobile.com Only
“Count me in. I’d like to try my luck.”
Seeing the information in the guild channel, Gu Tong struggled for a while before he said to Li Xiaonian a bit reluctantly, “For the sake of your generosity, I can take you to a secret base that belongs to me. When you reach the place, you’ll find out why I say this base belongs to me. From now on, don’t struggle. I will drag your body to dive in the water.”
“Okay, thank you.”
Hardly had Li Xiaonian stopped speaking when he felt his body speed through the water against the current, pulled by a tug of traction.