AC Chapter 67

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Chapter 67: Your name

In an instant, Shi Xiaobai closed the distance of several dozen meters and arrived by OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s side. His fist that was ready to strike out was like a swinging hammer. He caused the air to turn turbulent as his fist caused a wind that whistled.

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation slowly closed his eyes. Under his skull mask, the corner of his mouth suffused a pleased smile.

“Peng!”

That menacing fist struck OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s shoulder. The collision sound of bone against bone sounded like the collision of two solid pieces of stone.

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s body involuntarily quivered a few times, as though he was about to be sent flying by the punch.

However, a moment later, on closer look. OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s feet still remained rooted to the ground.

“Oh?”

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation suddenly opened his eyes as his quivering bodying abruptly came to a halt.

“This punch…isn’t it too fucking weak?”

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation could not help but criticize in his heart.

Although he had given up resisting, he had still subconsciously shaken his body to offset the impact of the punch. However, he never expected the punch to be this weak. It didn’t even manage to break through his body’s physical defense!

Although this punch contained the Psionic Power of the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm, it was done without any methodology. It did not even achieve the standard of a F Class offensive skill!

In an age of compulsory education, other than those pitiful poor citizens in the slums, there shouldn’t be a Psionic Ability illiterate that did not even grasp basic F Class offensive skills, right?

Could it be that IChooseDogLeading had shown mercy?

“You…”

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation turned to look at Shi Xiaobai beside him and was about to ask.

However, he saw Shi Xiaobai retreat backwards and smiled dryly. “Heh heh, looks like Lady Luck is not on my side. This King actually…doesn’t know any offensive techniques.”

Although Shi Xiaobai had grasped a defensive skill, Wavelet Shield and the movement technique, Crab Steps, he did not have a single Psionic Ability offensive skill.

Although his Psionic Ability control had reached the Familiarized Proficiency stage, controlling Psionic Power did not mean he could convert Psionic Power into an effective psionic attack. Shi Xiaobai realized this when he punched out. He had no idea how to make Psionic Power become a destructive psionic offensive skill.

Hence, when this punch hit OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation, it was like a wooden hammer striking steel. Not only did it not cause any damage, but it also ended up causing his fist to hurt.

He had successfully dodged the fatal shot through great difficulty. The fruit of victory was at hand, but he realized he did not have the strength to pluck it. It was like having a cooked duck stuffed in his mouth and then realizing that he did not have any teeth grown!

This sure was fucking embarrassing!

Shi Xiaobai’s eyes shifted as he immediately turned around and used Crab Steps to open up a distance from OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation. He already had a countermeasure in mind. Since his attacks could not break the defenses, the only way of winning was—attrition!

By expending OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s bullets, by exhausting his patience, consuming his desire to win, a battle of attrition could continue on till he offered to throw in the towel!

Shi Xiaobai had made up his mind. He quickly escaped to a distance hundreds of meters away before stopping. He turned around to study OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation. Since it was going to be a battle of attrition, his stamina and Psionic Power had to be reasonably allocated. He decided to move at the instant OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation pulled the trigger.

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation was stunned for a moment before realizing Shi Xiaobai’s intentions. This guy wanted to fight a battle of attrition? Even though he knew that dodging that single shot was extremely difficult, he was still trying to make such a laughable effort?

“Should I call you dumb or naive?”

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation sighed. He summoned the Explosive Spirit Rifle with his mind and suddenly realized that the habit of holstering the rifle was rather silly. After indulging in self-mockery, he raised his hand to aim at Shi Xiaobai who was standing at a spot. An immobile target was at times harder to aim than a moving target. This was because one did not have any information to judge the next action.

But…

“But the difference in our strength is still…too great.”

For the first time, OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation felt that smurfing was not a pleasant affair. His eyes focused as he pulled the trigger!

“Peng…Peng!”

Two gunshots rang nearly at the same instant.

Two bullets flew out consecutively from the rifle’s barrel, but they flew in completely different directions.

In a blink of an eye, a bullet hit Shi Xiaobai’s phantom image, dissipating it.

As for the other bullet, it penetrated the head of Shi Xiaobai who was more than ten meters away!

“The battle is over. OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation wins. Time used: 59 seconds.”

The system announced the outcome of the battle. However, OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation looked at his index finger in silence. At the instant of him pulling the trigger, his index finger had uncontrollably pulled the trigger twice.

He had instinctively felt that his first bullet would fail to hit his mark, and because of his darn instinct, he had used a B Class offensive skill—Wraith Surreal Shot.

This was an offensive skill that was meant to deal with Psionic Soul Realm warriors, but he had used it on a guy at the third level of the Psionic Mortal Realm.

“Player IChooseDogLeading is ready. Do you want to begin the match?”

The familiar voice resounded in his mind once again. This time, OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation silently chose “No”.

He holstered his Explosive Spirit Rifle and looked at Shi Xiaobai, saying, “I’m tired.”

The person who kept failing did not know exhaustion.

While the constantly winning him felt an exhaustion from the depths of his heart.

Wasn’t this ironic?

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation softly said, “I’m leaving.”

Shi Xiaobai was slightly surprised, and after reacting to this information, he hurriedly said, “Why aren’t you playing anymore? We agreed to fight through the night?”

When OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation heard this, he could not help but have the corner of his mouth twitch. Alright, it appears as though the circuits in this guy’s brain aren’t like a normal person’s.

“Little guy, compared to a particular man, your Crab Steps are still far inferior, so keep working hard!”

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation said warmly as he appended a sentence in his heart—I’ll place my bets on you.

He used his mind to summon the game menu. Immediately the choice “Leave Room” appeared. OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation looked at the “Friend Request” at the corner of his eyes. As he smiled silently, he raised his fingers to point at “Leave Room”.

“Name!” Shi Xiaobai’s voice was suddenly heard!

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation’s hand could not help but stop as he turned to look at Shi Xiaobai.

“Tell me your name!” Shi Xiaobai said loudly.

OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation was surprised for a moment. Asking for another person’s name in virtual competition was taboo. This little guy sure was…

“Thomas.”

Thomas hesitated for a moment before he gave his real name.

“Shi Xiaobai, that’s my name. A name of a man destined to become the King of the World!”

Shi Xiaobai suddenly pointed his finger at Thomas and said loudly, “So Thomas, remember This King’s name. That’s because the defeats you gave This King, there will be a day This King will return them all!”

“So Thomas, keep working hard, keep climbing higher. That’s because This King will chase up to you one day and surpass you, flinging you far behind!”

“So Thomas, don’t stop, don’t be lazy and don’t slack off. Remember, there was a man who once suffered 1111 defeats under your rifle, and that man will one day take back the victory he deposited with you.”

“So Thomas, you must keep winning for This King!”

Shi Xiaobai’s voice crescendoed, a strength bursting out from his throat, causing those words to resound in one’s ears, penetrating straight to the heart.

“What an…unbridled guy.”

He was already too lazy to count the number of victories, but this guy had been keeping count.

A smile suffused on Thomas’ lips. Having immersed himself in the virtual world to enjoy the smurfing of noobs, he might have indeed been slacking for too long. Ever since he could not see that man’s back figure, it was as though he had lost the motivation to chase after him.

However, there was a madman desperately chasing from behind him. If he did not run faster, it might seem a bit outrageous.

Thomas lowered his head. He suddenly felt his heart pounding at this very moment.

“Also!”

Shi Xiaobai’s voice resounded once again.

Thomas looked up and could not help but freeze.

He saw the little guy in a clown costume giving him a 90-degree deep bow.

“Thank you!”

While maintaining a 90-degree bow, his words said those two words softly. His tone was very light, but the gratitude contained in those words were extremely heavy.

“I should be the one thanking you.”

Thomas sighed slightly before he reached out his hand to press the exit button.

…..

“Player OneHeadShotWithoutExplanation has left the room.”


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21 thoughts on “AC Chapter 67” - NO SPOILERS

  1. I kinda saw where it was going, but really? The accelerating and stopping unevenly, the moving of distances that don’t match your steps, the freedom of movement to act a fool to make things so unpredictable, after images and shields. Alright author… You win, crab steps is awesome.

  2. I really like this novel. Some of the lines are very cheesy but the chapters always leave me this tingly feeling inside. And thank you so much to CKtalon for bringing this to us. Waiting for this chapter is one of my few joys everyday. I love the chapters but make sure to take care of your health and don’t overdo itt.
    Sincerely,
    -PoorLeecher-

  3. I kinda just imagined him doing the [Super Serius Series: Lateral Side Jumps] that Saitama did when he beat Speed of Sound Sonic. Lol

    Not sure if that was the right name for it tho~

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

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