Mystical Journey - chapter-797-blue-narcissus-1
Chapter 797: Blue Narcissus 1
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
In the south end of Blackboard City
Inside a small bakery somewhere.
“Lon, your older brother is actually from Blackboard Academy, you never
told us!” In the adorable, pink-themed shop, a girl with pink hair
wearing a white apron whined loudly as she pulled Lon’s hair.
“Owner, I told Shirley and the others a long time ago, don’t blame
me!” Lon was also wearing a white apron, his long hair tied up. He had
silky smooth white skin, and even his figure was like a girl’s.
Overall, he gave off a strange sense of androgyny. He was also wearing
black-rimmed glasses, so seen from afar, he did not look out of place
among the group of young girls at all, he looked as simple and sweet as
the rest of them.
“Is that right?” The pink-haired girl immediately turned around to
look at the other girls in the shop, and some of the other young boys and
girl instantly turned away guiltily. They were all younger than the shop
owner, so the girl owner treated them as her younger brothers and
sisters. The relationships between the workers here at the shop were all
very pure, because they were all pure-minded people. In fact, the shop
owner made sure of that when she picked them.
“It’s like this, Owner. Lon told us the last time when he was making
a call, we all heard it,” a bespectacled pretty boy said in a small
voice. “But Lon’s brother rarely contacts him, so he slowly forgot
Of course they had not forgotten about it, the truth was other than the
pure Lon, all of them had noticed from the way Lon described him that
Lon’s older brother, Nonosiva, actually looked down on his younger
brother a lot. Although Lon clumsily tried to say good things about his
brother, but Nonosiva’s arrogant, unfriendly, and domineering image
slowly appeared in their hearts. So they would naturally avoid mentioning
this topic to Lon.
“At first we thought that since there were so many people in Blackboard
Academy, Lon’s brother would only be a normal student there at most,
but to think… That guy does have the right to be haughty,” a girl
with curly blonde pigtails said softly beside them.
“But Lon works so hard every day, and wears himself out just to earn
money for his brother, then he still has to go to class at night as well.
Despite all that, his brother doesn’t even care enough to ask,
doesn’t that just make you sad?” another girl said quietly.
“Forget it, don’t say any more. If Lon hears you, he’ll make a fuss
again.” The two girls looked at innocent Lon, and could not help but
“Fine, fine, Blackboard Academy and whatnot are too far removed from
us, we had better stay realistic.” The pink-haired girl clapped her
hands loudly, “Alright everyone, pay attention. My younger brother and
his friend are coming over to help in a bit, they’ll be interning for
the holidays. They’re both middle schoolers, about the same age as you,
so I hope you all get along nicely.”
The workers all gathered around her in an instant.
“The owner’s younger brother? Is he as good-looking as me?”
“He might be a very cute little boy. I mean, look how pretty Owner
“I wonder, what kind of a guy is he? It’d be troublesome if he had a
“Daisy, we’re counting on you! Conquer him with your charms!”
Seeing that all the workers were gathering curiously, the pink-haired
girl put her hands on her waist happily.
“Relax, relax, my younger brother and his friend are all nice people,
especially that brother of mine, he’s a ridiculously gentle guy, so
don’t you guys bully him instead.”
“Do you have pictures?”
“Here?” The pink-haired girl took out a color photo, but it was
instantly snatched away. “You’re asking for a beating, Jasmine!”
A girl with a silver ponytail ran off with the picture, giggling, but she
was immediately surrounded.
“Let me see…”
She took the photo and shook it a little, looking at it.
The picture showed a short young boy with a shy smile. He was not
particularly handsome but he did have some good-looking features, and his
messy black hair was being mussed up even more by the shop owner behind
There were some words written in black pen on the bottom right corner:
“This is Chironese, it means my beloved family. Oh my, Owner, how
Another boy grabbed the photo and read it out loud.
“Ah, do you wanna die!?” the pink-haired girl was instantly
Lon stood beside them, smiling. There was not a single customer in the
shop, but everyone was having fun together. This was a very warm and
He had also seen the boy in the picture, he looked very gentle, so he
must be someone who’s easy to deal with.
In the Grade C dormitory area.
Garen had just inserted his Identity Card into the door lock and opened
the dorm door with a ka-chak when suddenly something twinged in his
heart. It felt as though something had activated slightly, that
indescribable feeling surging from his heart, and yet he could not
identify the source.
He stood at the door quietly, his hand gripped the doorknob as he stayed
“This feeling… it’s so familiar…” he murmured softly.
There was the sound of the opposite student’s door opening behind him.
Garen was instantly shocked out of his reverie, and he tilted his head
slightly to look behind him. The boy staying opposite him was making a
call through his Watch Terminal, talking as he walked into his room.
He also pushed his door and walked inside, closing the door behind him.
The footsteps of the students passing by, their chatter and laughter, the
sound of the levitating car’s engine outside, he blocked all of it
“Could it be… has that started?” He turned on the air-conditioner,
took off his coat, and tossed it onto the chair. Then he lay down on his
bed, facing upwards, as he slowly began to reminisce.
When he chose this body back then, it was mostly also because there
seemed to be some strange energy around this body. Now, it seemed that
his initial decision was starting to take effect.
He thought about it carefully. This feeling was very familiar, but not
very clear, even Garen could not quite tell what it was. He thought about
it carefully in bed for more than ten minutes, but he still could not
figure it out.
Sighing, he sat up again directly, and began by starting his daily
training method practice.
Glancing at the attribute pane, it seemed that his attribute was already
beginning to change today.
‘Nonosiva Lin — Strength 0.7, Agility 1.2, Vitality 0.5, Intelligence
1.4. Potential power 0%. Soul Limit 40.’
“All the stats have increased by 0.1 in average, not bad.” Garen
nodded, satisfied. “I just wonder how much the second grade of the
Peacock Technique will help enhance this body. If all my average stats
could increase past 1 point, that would be the best. Then, with my combat
experience and techniques, even if I’m facing someone like an armed
special forces officer, I would still be able to protect myself.”
When powerful secret techniques reach their respective levels, they would
bring the practitioner different degrees of changes. Some would be
positive, others would be negative, and yet others would be completely
harmless and meaningless.
And the Peacock Technique was the second grade of the elementary level,
as the second grade of a Living Secret Technique, he did not how much it
might change this body.
Garen looked at the secret technique and other skill attributes closely
as well, and something had changed there as well. There were now skills
related to Willpower there.
‘Willpower — Middle Basic Level,
(Training Method: Blackboard Control, the free training method from
Blackboard Academy, weak training effects, advancement speed would be
“Now the training method has finally also become a Skill, looks like
it’s because I have a better understanding of the training method in
this world now, that’s why my natural ability could form an
understanding of it as well.” Garen was thoughtful.
“If I can make it into a Skill, that means I can power it up using
potential points. But the problem is this world does not seem to have
anything like potential points at all…” Garen frowned slightly again.
Suddenly, the doorbell rang.
Garen glanced at the time, it was already past ten at night, who could
He had just left Aier and Mina, if it was anyone else, they would surely
call him on the Watch Terminal first.
The bell only rang once, and then it was quiet.
Garen stood up and walked to the door to open it.
The door cracked open, but there was no one outside at all, just a letter
on the floor. On the white envelope, there was one line of words: To
Garen picked up the letter and looked around again. Two chattering
students walked into the dorm, but there was not anything suspicious
other than that.
He closed the door again, and brought that letter back to his bed, where
he sat down.
“Could Nonosiva have some special personal connections in this world?
Or could it be…” Garen tore open the envelope, and pulled an unsigned
letter out of it, opening it gently.
‘Dear Nono, for the second match tomorrow, we hope you will admit
defeat of your own accord.’ And then there was a picture of a blue
Garen saw the more words through the back of the paper, and flipped it
over to see.
‘Rondo Lin, Vice Section Manager, Negotiations Section, Commerce
Department, Jusang Interregional Investment Company.’
‘Amy Lamda, Vice Section Manager, Warehouse Section, Operations
Department, Jusang Interregional Investment Company.’
“So that’s what this means?” Garen touched the paper, and instantly
“Nonosiva’s parents are both just very normal, average workers, these
Sections and Departments and whatnot, they’re telling me this is the
price of my throwing the match this time… Not bad, the carrot and the
stick… How effective.”
He knew that such a change in positions would make a huge difference to
the whole family. The position of Vice Section Manager would at least
double their annual income, and if both of them had their salaries
doubled at the same time, the whole family’s economic situation would
be drastically improved. This was the unrefutable carrot the other side
was dangling in front of him.
In this kind of Academy, faced with peers who could change his entire
family’s fate with just a few words, no wonder the previous Nonosiva
ended up so withdrawn, sullen, and had such low confidence. This was not
the kind of pressure a teenager should have to withstand.
“Well, how should I settle this matter?” Garen held the letter, and
began to think.
He was really taking it seriously, according to the way competition was
supposed to go, the second match of the finals tomorrow should be the
second match of the Losers Bracket challengers. In other words, the other
person was an elite from the Losers Bracket who wanted to exchange these
conditions for Class C5’s position in the Winners Bracket.
This did not quite match Garen’s previous plans.
“And to ask for an exchange with something like this, it’s still
lacking…” Garen did not really mind throwing away matches, as long as
he achieved his goal, such means did not matter. It was just that the
other person was offering too little in exchange, so it was not worth it.
Suddenly his Watch Terminal began to ring, someone was calling him at
Garen raised his wrist and glanced at it. There was no incoming number,
just the picture of a bunch of deep blue narcissuses. He waited for a
brief moment, and then he quickly turned on his laptop. After a pattering
of keys, he picked up a data cable and connected it to his Watch
Terminal, and only then did he accept the call.
“Hello, we are the Blue Narcissus. May we know if you’ve received the
letter?” As soon as the call went through, a raspy woman’s voice
spoke through it.
Garen glanced at a software he had invented on his laptop, the wavy line
on it rose and fell slightly. He turned back.
“I received it, but with my capabilities, your offer is too low.”
“??” The other person was taken aback, she had not expected Garen to
say that so directly. Anyone who could make it past the Qualifiers was
undeniably all talented and arrogant individuals, if you wanted them to
lose on purpose, they would surely not take it well. But this time, Garen
was actually bargaining with her calmly.