Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 33.5
Chapter 33.5 Short Story 1
When she thought Gorgeous ‧ Moran would fight back, she did not see her move even after waiting for a while. Tao Zhenzhen could not help but look back from the corner of her eye and discover that she was grinning.
It was as if five strikes of lightning hit Tao Zhenzhen. Suddenly, she felt that Gorgeous ‧ Moran’s character was far beyond her understanding, from her overbearing character to her silly personality.
“What are you laughing at?” Tao Zhenzhen couldn’t help but ask.
Gorgeous ‧ Moran looked at her but did not answer her question. Instead, she retorted, “Are you angry?”
“Me? Angry?” Tao Zhenzhen almost rolled her eyes.” You’re kidding me. Did you think I’d be angry with you?” she said, pushing the War God away and immediately leaving with quick footsteps.
Gorgeous ‧ Moran departed together with her. She then took out a couple of white objects. With a flash of her body, she instantly caught up with Tao Zhenzhen and stopped in front of her. She smiled. “You still haven’t told me whether you are angry or not. Why are you running away from me? Anyways, I did not take your stuff away.”
This was Tao Zhenzhen’s last straw. She said coldly, “The only thing you’ve been talking about all this time was whether or not I was angry at you. How are you so annoying? I can’t be friends with you anymore, so now would be a good time to renounce any feelings of gratitude or any grudges we have towards each other. You should hurry up and go, I still have to clear away the rest of the monsters. I don’t have time to play with you anymore.”
Gorgeous ‧ Moran stifled a smile. Tao Zhenzhen really was like a bunny with very frizzy hair. When she tried to touch or measure it, she often irritated Tao Zhenzhen this way. Then, she would observe Tao Zhenzhen stamping her feet in fury and storming away.
During these periods of time, whether to kill or not kill her enemies was not important in her heart. Instead, the process of having fun with Tao Zhenzhen was the most important to her.
Now, Tao Zhenzhen’s patience was at its limit as she began to lose control over her words, causing her to become more fascinating.
She smiled faintly. She pushed the clump of feathers in her hand towards Tao Zhenzhen’s chest. Tao Zhenzhen jumped in surprise, hurriedly taking a few steps back. She angrily asked, “What do you want?”
“I’m giving it to you.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran crouched down and collected the rest of the feathers as she explained, “These are the items that were dropped when I completed a side quest. It looked very cute, so I just picked them up. Now, I’m giving it to you to apologize for my recent lack of manners!”
Tao Zhenzhen watched her serious apology and then looked at the clump of feathers that was handed over. She hesitated a moment, but soon extended her hands to receive the clump of feathers.
At the same time, the system’s notification sound suddenly rang: [Congratulations to the player for obtaining the “Angel’s Feathers”. Its charm value is 9999.]
After that, Tao Zhenzhen was startled by the sudden notification that popped out: [Player Ice God Arrogant Snow passed the neverending process of cuteness. She finally defeated Player Moon Girl and became ranked first on the beauty list. ]
At the same time, the system continued to prompt: [Congratulations to the player for receiving the title “Goddess”. Incidentally, the title gives the special skill, Cuteness Flash.]
Special skill: Cuteness Flash
Description: Every once in a while, a magnetic field will be generated around the area, which will inflict the bewildered status to the players and NPCs who are watching the user nearby. However, when facing an enemy, the chances of affecting them will be lower.
Bewildered Status Effect: Automatically obtains the player’s affection, thereby increasing your charm value up to 99 points each time this effect occurs.
“This…” Tao Zhenzhen clenched the feathers and threw them back at Gorgeous ‧ Moran. She said, “I’m giving it back to you, I don’t want it.”
Gorgeous ‧ Moran squatted down, once again picking the feathers back up. She walked to Tao Zhenzhen’s side and smiled. “Whether you want it or not, I have already given it to you. The charm value that was added to you will not change,” she said, equipping the feathers on the back of Tao Zhenzhen’s head and rearranging it a few times before she was satisfied.
Tao Zhenzhen did not move, apparently accepting the gift. However, as a merchant, she generally liked to calculate the cost and benefits. When Gorgeous ‧ Moran gave her this item, it allowed her to rush into first place in the beauty rankings, which was undoubtedly a valuable effect.
Jumping to first place on the rankings being one of its rewards was pleasantly unexpected.
At the same time, after the feathers were put onto Tao Zhenzhen, the system automatically popped up another message.
Name: Angel’s Feathers
Class: Rare (Orange)
- Bestows 9999 charm onto the player.
- The player obtains 999 charm when worn.
Tao Zhenzhen pondered for a while. After calculating the cost, she asked, “Say, how many gold coins do you want in return?”
Gorgeous ‧ Moran’s lips twitched a couple of times, looking at her helplessly. “I don’t want any money. I’m giving this to you in order to make up for my prior rudeness. To make it clear with you, I am giving it out of kind intentions.”
“I don’t trust you,” Tao Zhenzhen said.
“I got these feathers by chance. I can’t trade them nor can I sell them. The only choice I had was to give it.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran witnessed a stunned expression plastered on Tao Zhenzhen and continue to say, “I’ve been thinking about who was the best person to give this thing. I did not expect that it would finally come in handy.”
Tao Zhenzhen carefully touched the feathers behind her head and said, “You are lucky. This is the first charm accessory that was installed into Fantasy World. It’s even rarer than the Red Costumes. Its attributes are impressive as wearing it already gives 999 charm. You gave me this as a present, but it’s really expensive.”
“So, you’re asking me what I want for compensation?” Gorgeous ‧ Moran incredulously looked at her.
“Yes, I don’t want to regret accepting it later,” Tao Zhenzhen said solemnly. Although Gorgeous ‧ Moran gave it to her, Tao Zhenzhen would always feel uncomfortable if gifts were given to her for free. While she would easily accept gifts from others, this person was Gorgeous ‧ Moran. She found this situation both unacceptable and unbelievable. Was Gorgeous ‧ Moran giving her a good treasure in order to be friends with her?
If Tao Zhenzhen was by herself, she would never come across this item. She would shout in the global chat and send charms until she got 10,000 in charm value to ensure that she was promoted on the charm list. As long as she could get 50,000 gold coins from the item, she would be satisfied.
Indeed, this price was actually very fair. Compared to the benefits of being promoted to the top of the beauty rankings, paying that much was really nothing.
“Pfft~” Gorgeous ‧ Moran could no longer resist. Suddenly, her smile distorted and she held her stomach in laughter. She said with difficulty, “I have never seen someone as funny as you.”
“What’s so funny?” Tao Zhenzhen looked at her and couldn’t help but stamp her feet. She almost did a boxing punch towards her to knock her out, but she instead, continued to stamp her feet.
Gorgeous ‧ Moran held back her smile for fear of angering this bunny even more, especially since she didn’t cool down easily. Suddenly, she curled the corners of her lips and smirked. She made a wry smile and said, “If you promise me one thing, then that will be my compensation for giving the item.”
She understood that Tao Zhenzhen did not trust her. She also believed that Tao Zhenzhen was holding back because of her, so even if she liked the accessory, she didn’t dare to accept for free.
She had to say that Tao Zhenzhen was awfully stubborn. She had simply contacted her in order to become friends. While she had an objective in doing so, it was actually to purely have fun with an interesting person and nothing more.
“What promise?” Tao Zhenzhen immediately raised her guard and stood facing Gorgeous ‧ Moran.
Gorgeous ‧ Moran grabbed the huge syringe from behind her. Hugging it within her arms, she said something that made Tao Zhenzhen fear for her life. “Let me give you a shot!”
“Whatwhatwhat…what? You’re…You’re kidding with me!” Tao Zhenzhen couldn’t help but step back and observe the needle that was thicker than her own thigh. Looking at the needle, she could imagine that even if it killed people, she would not be surprised.
“Extend your hand out and give it a try.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran laughed.
“Don’t you dare think about it!” Tao Zhenzhen withdrew her arms and ran away. In fact, this area didn’t allow PK (player killing), so Tao Zhenzhen didn’t have to worry about Gorgeous ‧ Moran’s assault. But just one look at the syringe made her scalp numb as she cowered before it.
“Just one shot and the debt will be fully paid off.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran curled her lips and continued to tempt her.
“I don’t want it! I don’t even have any debts with you!” Tao Zhenzhen continued to drawback as she refused to “die”.
At this point, the surrounding players’ eyes were directed at them. Excluding their strange expressions, they were extremely excited.
On one side was a weird and gorgeous vice president, who was known for her legend of not dying despite being surrounded by numerous enemies during a certain night; on the other side was the current number one beauty in the rankings, the ice female wizard who mastered the Meteor Strike Skill.
A terrible syringe meant for livestock and a pure and cute lolita. What were these two people even doing?
The surrounding crowd stared at them, but for various reasons, the players did not dare to approach. Instead, they recorded the scene on video.
“Isn’t it alright? Without debt, we won’t have to overcomplicate the matters between us anymore. We can then become good friends, can’t we?” Gorgeous ‧ Moran withdrew her threatening syringe and plainly said.
With the needle no longer pointing at her, Tao Zhenzhen scalp wasn’t numb anymore, and her tone regained some confidence. “Where in the world would there be a person like you who would threaten others in order to become friends?”
“Can’t you just become my friend? I think that if we become friends, we could make up for each other’s faults and become stronger together. If we cooperate, then we will definitely make others terrified of the sight of us. Later, doing various quests will become easier when we work together.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran listed the benefits out loud.
“Forget it, I’m fine by myself.” Tao Zhenzhen immediately shook her head. To be honest, Gorgeous ‧ Moran thought her proposal wasn’t bad, but she made a slight miscalculation. Tao Zhenzhen was a merchant. She wanted to transcribe, lay low, analyze market information, procure powerful equipment, etc. These were not the same things as what Gorgeous ‧ Moran did.
However, was any of this related to becoming friends?
“Since you won’t cooperate.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran pointed the needle back towards Tao Zhenzhen and lowered her voice. “I can only give you an injection.”
“What kind of irrational joke is this?” Tao Zhenzhen looked at the needle that was gradually approaching her and became scared. To be honest, Tao Zhenzhen would not be scared if she faced dragons or tigers. But whenever she sees a normal syringe, her legs would immediately go soft, let alone this extra-large syringe.
“You, don’t you dare come closer!” Tao Zhenzhen, who fell to the ground, had an aggrieved expression.
“You won’t die, it’s only one poke.” Gorgeous ‧ Moran had a wry smile. She glanced at Tao Zhenzhen’s arm, thinking that injecting it with her needle should be wonderful.
“Don’t think that you can continue bullying me!” At this moment, a petite figure rapidly dashed towards the retreating figure. Afterward, the syringe in Gorgeous ‧ Moran’s hands suddenly escaped from her grasp and charged at Tao Zhenzhen’s chest. Unfortunately, the needle completely pierced into the right side of Tao Zhenzhen’s body.
At this moment, the area became dead silent.
When Tao Zhenzhen saw what had happened, she tumbled over her two legs and almost passed out.
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