Damn it, Lao Zhang, our university is killing me. I want to dream about becoming a Glory pro gamer too, not this homework shit. So which team did you join in your dreams, Excellent Era?
Oh, a team here in Kunming? That’d be cool, it sucks we don’t actually have our own home team in the Alliance—wait, you just decided to poach Sun Zheping from Blue Rain and stick him in your Glory dream team? Honestly, Lao Zhang, I don’t get why he’s your favorite player. Blossoming Chaos isn’t even a Spitfire like your account. Besides, Blue Rain’s not doing so hot since Wei Chen left.
… because he also has “blossom” in his account name? Don’t bullshit me—hahaha blossom here, blossom there, oh whatever, your accounts were made for each other, go cultivate your fucking blossoms together. It doesn’t matter—no one can compare to Ye Qiu, he’s won two championships!
Fuck, I can’t believe Ye Qiu’s not your fave. I can’t believe we’re roommates.
[QQ group chat: The Poor Second Generation]
August 20, 2019
First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University
Patient Name: Sun Zheping
… patient has consistently experienced dull ache in his left hand, concentrated in the wrist up through fingers. Observed acute pain along the ulnar nerve, mild swelling in thenar muscles… Patient was not forthcoming with details; but, according to colleague who accompanied him, patient’s profession involves repetition of similar movements in high-intensity, high-speed environments, which will certainly exacerbate the issue and lead to tendon rupture if left untreated.
However, patient’s tendinitis is at an early enough stage for its symptoms to be mitigated, and the case to be treated successfully. Most important factor in treatment will be awareness and usage of proper technique in exercising said movements, along with the following self-care measures...
“Breaking dungeon records so you can fleece guilds for rare materials, you would!” Zhang Jiale grumbled into his mic. He moved Dazzling Dawn closer to Lord Grim as he kept talking: “This is too absurd. Excellent Era does something to make you leave, you retire without a word, and days later you’re peddling your skills for loot in the new server?”
“Nothing wrong with that.” Ye Xiu sounded perfectly serene. “I’m in great need, you see! But considering your contribution, I can give Blossom Valley a discount if they come to me.”
“In your dreams! I’m telling Blossom Valley to stay the hell away,” Zhang Jiale said darkly. “Sorry to disappoint, I mostly play in the Heavenly Domain. I only picked this alt up to wander around the new server for a bit. You know, nostalgia tourism… like a good retiree...”
“Oh? You don’t look so retired to me!”
“Neither do you! Never mind Su Mucheng, but that Soft Mist and Steamed Bun Invasion… aren’t you just building a team all over again?”
“Hahaha, would you like to join?” Ye Xiu said. “How about it, you and I?”
“Fuck off, you just want to use me for hard labor!”
got it, I’ll pick you up once your flight lands. shouldn’t have trouble finding me—look for long hair and red jacket!
As he made his way through Kunming’s Changshui airport and looked over the crowd, Sun Zheping saw that it was just as the message said: he really didn’t have much trouble at all in spotting his new partner in Glory.
“Hey!” he called out, and waved his hand. “Over here, Zhang Jiayue!”