My Dad Is The Galaxy's Prince Charming Chapter 90
"Ayysis, this must be the first time your awareness left your body." A green ball of mist squeezed out from thefog."You'recurrently in the state of lost awareness, so be happy you at least still have a ball of mist. Don't worry about it, when the time is up, you'll be back to normal."
"What do you mean?" Yao Si stilled, suppressing her inner shock.
"You're also a training customer of the celestials, right?" the green ball asked.
Yao Si nodded,remembering her ball status. She then swiftly asked, "I'm one, are you guys too?!"
"Of course." The green ball bounced. "We were here before you to get the gift!"
Gift? That word sounded like toothache to her now!
"Is the Soul Eating Flag really the gift they mentioned?"
"Where are we now?"
"Inside the Soul Eating Flag!" The green ball repliedsomewhat arrogantlywhile bouncing about."When you first came in, didn't you realizethat my awareness is much greater than that of others? It's best to train your mental strength here!"
She could indeed feel her awareness gettinglivelier,andthe ability to exert it seemedmuch smoother as well, but...
"What about our bodies?" With their awareness gone, weren't the empty shellsof their bodies left outside?
"You don't have to worry about that." The green ball floated to the side, allowing a blueball to take shape."Come come, blue ball, you're one of the celestials, you can explainitto this sister."
Achem The blue ballfirstcleared his throat."Sis, you don't have to worry, we celestialsalways ensure the best customer service. Inside the beginner guide, there is an automated protective function. Once your awareness leaves your body, the optical computer will provide a temporary storage space for your body," he explained in a service-likemanner. After a moment, he added, "Of coursethe storage will be charged on an hourly basis, and it is linked to your bank account. If you would like to leave or if the account balance isn't enough, the awareness will automatically return to your body."
"..." You're going to charge for this?!
The level up gift suddenly seemed like another of their money making schemes.
"All right,all right, there's officially four of usnow, let's start!" the white ball rushed them impatiently.
"What?" Yao Si was an image of confusion."What are we starting?"
The three balls took a corner each, with the green ball looking exceptionally excited."Sis, since there is so much free time, why don'twe all play some mahjong? We were lacking one player!"
"..." Excuse me?
"Sis, you have no idea how long we've been waiting for you."
"Yes,yes, I've been in this horridplace for seven days," the blue ball replied.
"What is seven days? I've beenwaitingfor a month!" the white ball stated acidly."After an entire month, you're finally here."
They cornered her so enthusiastically just to play mahjong? She face-palmed internally. Can't you be more ambitious!
"What about the training?" Can you really be so lax?
"When theawareness leaves the body, you just have to get usedto the feeling, there isn't much you can doin that state," the blue ball explained, his face mysterious."Sis, you must not have heard of the game 'mahjong',right?"
"..." No, I knowof it,and I'm quite well-versed in itas well !
"Let me tell you, in the past, this was the most popular form of entertainment on Earth.A friend of a friend of my friend went through great lengths just to catch a glimpse of it in the bloodling museum. He heard from the keeper there that mahjong had a few million years worth of history!"
"..." What great sentiments for mahjong!
"Shut your trap, you've been flaunting it for the past half a moment. Hurry, let us take a look at it," the white ball ordered impatiently.
"All right,take a good look!" The fog separated,andthe originally basketball-sized fog shrank into a small knuckle, then formeda weird arrangement of white-based blue... bamboos, dots and characters.
The blue ball started to introduce every tile, and as he did so,he elaborated on the rules of the gamewhile he fog beneath him continuouslymorphed into the different tiles."Let's start with a trial run, I'll explain again when we meet with any difficulties. Mahjong can get a little complex, since there are one hundred forty-fortiles in total..."Suddenly, he stopped, cursing softly. "F*ck, Idon't have enough awareness,Ican only formone hundred fortytiles. Hey! Green ball, help me form the others."
"Me?" The green ball stilled."How can Iform them if I've never even seen thembefore?
"Then what do we do, we won't be able to play like that."
"You don't need that many." Yao Si couldn't help interrupting."We can play Chang Sha mahjong, it only needsone hundred and eight tiles."
The three balls stilled, looking over at her in shock.
"Sis, you know about this?" The blue ball bounced over excitedly.
"Eralittle." She floated aside while explaining the rules of the game.
"You're an expert, sis!" The blue ball formed a thumbs up with his fog."Lets play it that way then!"
"Err" Wait a moment, why did I tell them all this?
"Come,come, let's open a table."
They were really going to play? Couldshe reject the offer?
Yao Si looked around, trying to change the topic,only to realize thatthey were in anendless spacewithout any light. The entire space place was in darkness, and there wasn't any greenery or plants here, making it seem empty and hollow-like.
However, they were surrounded by zombie-like gray balls of energythat were floatingabout aimlessly. Even though they looked similar to them,they didn't seem to be able to talk or move freely.
"What are those?" she asked.
The blue ball moveda bit, as though considering how to answer. After a moment, he replied in a low voice, "Oh, those are the other awarenessthat had been sucked in by the Soul Eating Flag."
"The other awareness!" Yao Si exclaimed."Then why..."
"The Soul Devouring Flag can indeed be used to devours souls. If a soul is unable to withstand the force, it would be sucked in by the Flag , becoming gray and lifeless which is similarto death," he replied lightly."But don't worry, these Soul Devouring Flags can only suckinthe souls of those from the indigenous race in the Shadow Planet; it has no effect on celestials or other races. We won't be put under any form of danger."
Yao Si frowned, glancing at the countless number of gray balls around them. Her heart sank as she wondered how many souls the Soul Devouring Flag had taken.
"These are all part of their experience." The blue ball seemed to have understood her thoughts,forhe added."The processof becoming a celestial isindeed cruel. Those who are capable willsucceed, becoming celestials in the future, but those who aren't strong enough will end up asnourishment for the flag. It's not just the celestial lands that are like that,evolution is the same for every race."
Yao Si recalled the bloodling history that Mu Xuan had once told her. It was true that the progression of every race would definitely be accompanied by sacrifices, even the might bloodlings couldn't prevent the extinction of earthlings, which resulted in their reproduction difficulty today.
"Pong!" Yao Si took the tile, tossing her thoughtsawayas she focused her attention back onto the mahjong table. As a pure quintessence of national culture, how could she lose in mahjong, such awide-ranging and profound art that was part of her culture's heritage.
"All in one!"
"Pong, pong, hu!"
The entire time, only her winning cheers could be heard.
The three ballscould only stare.
"Sis, you real job is actually thestudyofthe history of Earth, isn't it?"
"Haha, I studied a little!"
How couldan ignorant alien compare with thequintessence of a culture such as herself? It would be an offence if she lost. Haha.
Ah? Wait a moment!
Wasn't she here to train her mental strength? Why did she actually end up playing mahjong with them? And she had played for more than an hour!
When she regained her senses, the three balls were already soaked in defeat!
Thequintessence of the national culture was indeed skillful...
The white ball pushed his tile downwards enthusiastically as he bounced on the spot, taking several turns."I win, Iwin, Ifinally win for the first time! When we leave, remember to send me Galactic currency, Galactic currency!"
"..." Was there a need to be so happy about just one win?
"Wait a minute!" Yao Si took a closer look at the tiles, pulling three of them out."356? This isn't a win! You'll have to pay the other three players for this false alarm."
The white and green ballsbecame gleeful at their friend'smisfortune. "Hahaha! White ball, hurry and pay up."
The white ball froze, his entire ball darkening, as though he had turned into a dark rainy cloud. After freezing for a moment, the entire space shook, and the originally dark space turned bright red.
All of the balls turned red.
"Lets go, let's go!" The three balls threw the tiles awaybefore flying at the sky excitedly.
What are they doing?
Yao Si stilled, following behind them. When she reached the top, she realizedthey had reached the area that was the brightest.
"Wah, it's been three days, that silly kid is finally out of the cave."
"I wonder who he will meet this time."
"Someone seductive? Someone pure? Or someone cunning?"
The three balls started their heated discussion, while Yao Si looked at them in confusion. What did they mean?
Before they could clarify the matter, a faint shadow appeared near the red glow. The shadow started to focus, turning clearer as though there was a layer that was unveiling. In a moment, a familiarpig head appeared.
Wasn't he the one who had attacked her in the cave, the one whohadcalled himself the best demonic cultivator?
They could actually see what was happening outside
"He's here, he's here, how will the next person look like?"
"I likedthe previous one with the big chest."
"I'dprefer the cold one from before her! The visuals were amazing, everything was just right!"
"I really envy that dumb kid out there. There's a new girl every few days, where else in the Galaxy can you find such treatment?"
"Right, right! He killseveryone he finds,such a heartless person. It really is a waste of such precious creatures."
"What do you know, the skill he is learning requires him to gather the Yin energy tosupplement Yang. If he didn't engage in such activity, how would he be able to advance! Ay, Ishould have gone the demonic path!"
"How long do you think it'll be this time, half an hour?"
"I guess twenty minutes, how can this silly guy go on for so long."
"I guess ten minutes!"
Yao Si stilled, vaguely sensing something pervertedaboutto happen.
F*ck! They had rushed over just to watch such things Where are your morals? Were they eaten by the mahjong tiles? Thegroup seemed to be very familiar with the process,sothere must have been many opportunitiesduring this past month for them to have enjoyedall sorts of performances!
The man outside suddenly lit a candle, seemingly havingno clue that he had a large audience. He must also have no idea that ever since he had obtained the Soul Devouring Flag, which was probably be a while ago, many customers must have come for training... which meant that he was probably famous across all the celestials' lands. Wait, no, probably the whole Galaxy!
He lit the candle once more!
Yao Si coveredher faceand beganfloatingaway as a ball of mist as though she hadn't heard anything.
Mmh, my thoughts are still pure!
"You're a demonic cultivator!" An infuriated voice that seemed vaguely familiar sounded, and Yao Si turned her head violentlyto see familiar face!
Zan Zichen! Why isit you?!
This unlucky child, how many more misfortunes was he going to be met with?! How could he have bumped into this demonic cultivator?
"Eh, why is it a male?" The blue ball sighed indisappointment, and the three balls started to lament.
"Heh, after three days of wait, its actually a guy, I didn't know he swings both ways."
"Yea, return me my hot babe!"
"What a waste of my three days!"
"Ay, let's leave, there isn't much to look at."
"What's wrong with a guy?" Theircriticism and displeasure seemed to have angered the protective Yao Si, for she even added, "Who said a guy can't do it?
All three balls turned around to stare at her.
Err... Did I say something revolutionary just now?