After Transmigration, The Male Lead and I had a HE - Chapter 278
Side Story 2 (4)
She looked left and right and noticed the assassin hero that he played the first time they played together. It was a red-haired young man wearing loose robes, apparently called Bai Lixuan. She had already seen him play this hero before, and he looked quite handsome. She wanted to try a different one, so she swiped through several options and finally settled on another hero. It was a man with white hair, possessing a combination of coldness and charm in his face. His slightly slanted peach blossom eyes gazed obliquely, and he held a sword on his back, resembling a swordsman who was both passionate and indifferent.
As the white-haired man turned around, a clear and melodious voice emerged simultaneously.
—”Phoenix, oh phoenix, return to your homeland, soaring across the four seas in search of your phoenix.”
She couldn’t help but glance at Xie Xinglin and felt that if he were to let down his hair and apply some eyeshadow or something, he would bear some resemblance to the character on the skin.
“I’ll choose this one.”
At this moment, Wen Mingming leaned over and couldn’t help but exclaim, “The Fenghuang skin for Li Bai’s hero looks better the more you look at it. It’s so ethereal.” Su Qiuge widened her eyes, unable to believe it. “This hero is Li Bai?” Wen Mingming also chuckled and said, “Well, who would have thought he would be designed as a seductive fairy-like figure in the game, but I think he looks handsome.” Su Qiuge remained silent for a moment and then asked, “Doesn’t it have Du Fu and Bai Juyi too?” Wen Mingming and Han Ming seemed amused by her question. “No… no…” Su Yuanzhou chimed in, “Just think of it as a coincidence. It’s just a game anyway.”
By this time, the match had already started. Five of them were playing against five opponents. The other two random players who teamed up with them seemed to be a couple, judging by their names. Their in-game IDs were “Ruan” and “Fu Ruan.”
Upon seeing their names, Su Qiuge couldn’t help but ask him, “Should we change ours too?” He lowered his gaze and asked her, “What do you want to change it to?” Su Qiuge thought for a moment and asked him, “How about Princess and the Male Pet of the Princess?”
Su Yuanzhou burst into laughter and then turned his gaze to Xie Xinglin. “It kinda fits the image.”
Gao Jing remained silent for a moment and then gave him a look as if to say, “Why do you interfere with this little couple’s playfulness?” And it seemed that Su Yuanzhou had forgotten one thing—in their team with no one else, there were two couples, and he was stuck in the middle… a very obvious single dog.
Xie Xinglin, on the other hand, had no objections. “We’ll buy a name change card later.”
Just as they were loading into the game interface, Su Qiuge had originally intended to choose support, but unexpectedly, the girl in the couple immediately selected support Yao, while the boy chose marksman. It seemed that these two were inseparable, and the support wouldn’t be following Xie Xinglin the whole time. With one top lane and one mid lane remaining, Xie Xinglin raised an eyebrow slightly and said to Su Qiuge, “You play mage in the mid lane.”
Su Qiuge was taken aback and said, “I… I’m not very skilled in that role. Will I be a burden?” Xie Xinglin glanced at her screen and selected a female hero.
“This one is simple.” Su Qiuge discovered that the hero was named Wang Zhaojun. And this hero’s skin…
Inexplicably, the skin of his hero does resemble it a bit.
Wen Mingming explained from the side, “The skin the prodigy is playing with is called ‘Seeking Phoenix,’ right? Your skin is called ‘Phoenix Soaring in Flight.’ These two skins were released together as a handsome man and a beautiful woman combo, the couple skin. Once in the game, they will trigger special voice lines.”
Su Qiuge finally understood his intention.
So she quickly familiarized herself with the hero’s abilities and tried her best not to become a burden to them.
Once Xie Xinglin entered the game, he whispered in her ear, “During team fights, stay behind and don’t go for support or defense towers. I’ll handle crowd control and picking off enemies. You just stay behind and clean up.”
Su Qiuge smiled and nodded. After all, he had played with her before, and she knew how skilled he was. He would often defeat the opponents so swiftly that they would surrender.
However, what she didn’t expect was that the hero he chose was somewhat weak in the early game. Also, because the support and marksman were a couple, the support would never follow him. So in the early game, the enemy invaded their jungle, and Xie Xinglin was killed by the enemy assassin and support duo.
After Xie Xinglin was killed, the male player in the couple typed in chat, “Can the jungler play?” Su Yuanzhou, who was playing top lane, became annoyed when he saw the guy hogging the support role and blaming Xie Xinglin, who was alone. “This trash marksman can’t even play. They live in the bottom lane with his girlfriend, and they can’t even leave their defense tower. This trash dares to blame his teammate?”
Of course, he just complained to himself and didn’t type it in the game chat. It seemed like he couldn’t be bothered to argue about it.
Unfortunately, things didn’t end there. At this moment, Su Qiuge in the mid lane was also struggling and was killed by the enemy assassin under her own turret.
Right after her death, the girl in the couple sent a voice line saying, “Well done!” which sounded particularly grating. Then the male player in the couple turned his attention to Su Qiuge and typed a few lines in chat:
“Can you be even worse as a mid lane mage? Can’t you even stay safe under your turret? You didn’t even come to support once.”
“If you can’t play, then don’t play. Why come and ruin others?”
Su Qiuge didn’t retort because she really wasn’t good at the game, and the only role she knew how to play, support Yao, was taken by his girlfriend. Who would have known that at this moment, Xie Xinglin beside her directly opened the in-game voice chat, looked down at the screen, and coldly said, “Shut up.”
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