Chapter 268 – What Happened Between Them (8)
Following their lead, the rest of the team members walked over, one after another.
In the end, only Su Penghao was left. He looked at Qiao Lian with defiance in his eyes. He was about to say something when Qiao Lian shot him a warning look.
He looked at the others and gave a cold ‘hmpf.’
Although none of them said another word during the session and even went along cooperatively with her lesson, Qiao Lian could feel their disdain for her deep inside.
The training session started with an online fight practice following minimal instructions. She split them into two teams of roughly equal strength. Then she picked a random opponent for herself.
She sat down on the sofa. This atmosphere was all too familiar to her, from the screen right down to the music in the game. This was in her blood. Something inside her was slowly awakening.
Unconsciously, her gaze fell on her right hand.
She raised it, seemingly examining it. It was pale and slim, flexible as though it was boneless. Although it looked no different from her left hand, after a short time, it started to shake uncontrollably.
Numbness spread down her shoulder. She hung her head, devastated
Eight years ago, her hand had been injured in an accident.
Although it seemed like it functioned normally after healing, it could no longer produce accurate movements.
Xia Yehua had invited her once to play a game, however that had been a mobile game and the skills needed in terms of accuracy and agility were completely different from eSports.
Hence there was no way she could play against Su Penghao.
It was for the same reason that she hadn’t been able to join the team years ago.
But she hadn’t had the chance to explain this to Zi Chuan before they lost contact.
And it was probably because of this that Zi Chuan got upset and started to ignore her, right?
These thoughts had gone in circles in her head and she knew she would never have the answers. It might just as well not think about it anymore.
Soon, it was six in the evening.
It was about time to go home.
Before she left, she gave the team members some homework.
She had a team of fairly good gamers. They had just gotten to know each other and it would take some time for them to gel as a team. Qiao Lian gave them the options of staying or going home, either way, they would have to get together during the day to train.
Having settled this, she got ready to go back home.
Even though a few team members did not think highly of her, amongst them there was still camaraderie given they shared being well-known gamers. They had played a few matches and they were just getting started, hence they agreed to play a few more rounds.
Seeing that they weren’t going to see her off, she stood up and walked to the door alone.
Just as she was stepping out, someone shouted at her from behind, “Forget Chuan!”
She turned around. It was Smiling Tiger and he was approaching her, smiling. “Let me see you to the door.”
Qiao Lian nodded.
The two of them turned to the entrance.
After they had just taken a few steps, Smiling Tiger said, “I’ve seen your livestream. You have your own philosophy on eSports. I bet you didn’t know this, but we all thought you had to be a well-known gamer for sure. What’s more, we thought you were certainly an ugly geek! Who’d have expected that you were this pretty!”
“Thank you,” Qiao Lian replied.
“I’m a loyal fan of yours! Of course, now I’m your trainee too, so please do guide me. I wonder, how could I improve the weaknesses that you pointed out earlier?”
Qiao Lian laughed. Smiling Tiger was the first ever person to ask her for help. She said generously, “I’ve prepared a plan for you…”
Not too far off, a nondescript black sedan was parked by the side of the road.
From his driver’s seat, Shen Liangchuan had been observing what was going on.