Volume 1 Chapter 20: Vivian
This Xu Yi couldnt help scratching his head as he felt he really was too careless.
Then again, this couldnt be blamed on Xu Yi. He didnt interact too much with girls back on earth and adding in the fact that he spent most of his time with ice cold machines and data, he was quite slow in this aspect.
Moveover this little slave had such a thin figure, she didnt grow that well, so there were no features of a girl on her at all.
If it wasnt for the special circumstances, Xu Yi never would have figured it out.
Seeing the awkward look on Xu Yis face, Still suddenly revealed a smile.
Hei, Xu Yi, when I saw this little girl in your house, I thought that you were the same as a few of those aristocrats with special tastes. But looking at it now, it seems Ive mistaken you.
Xu Yi couldnt help rolling his eyes.
What special hobby, alright? Even if he was interested in that, would he be moved by this kid that was like a bean sprout?
Lets not talk about me, lets talk about why you came to my house first, alright? Xu Yi snappily asked back, How did you know where I live? Moreover, if you felt that I was some kind of pervert, why are you still here? Moreover, what is the meaning of you making food for me?
You really have a lot of questions. Still mumbled, Thanks to you, I have already finished the model piano. I came to ask you out to treat you to dinner, but I never would have thought I would see you asleep. Seeing how tired you were, I couldnt bear to wake you up. Thinking about it, I just chose to make you dinner. How about it? Looking at how messy your place is, no one should have ever come here to make you dinner before, right? Arent you very grateful to me?
Still was as pretty as a flower and adding in that charming and cute smile, it made Xu Yis eyes light up and he couldnt help being stunned.
Eh..I say, you wanted to treat me to a meal, but you used my ingredients and my cookware, isnt this a little too economical?
Che, I personally made food for you, this is something that even my grandfather rarely enjoys. It should be enough to satisfy you. Still gave a cold snort and pointed at the room inside, Go and call the little girl out to eat. Although she shouldnt eat with us based on her slave status, I can see that you dont treat her as a slave.
Of course, there shouldnt be things like slaves in this world anyway. Xu Yi gave a sigh and shook his head before heading to the room.
Hearing the sigh Xu Yi unconsciously gave, Still was a bit stunned. Her eyes lit up a bit as she watched Xu Yi walking away.
Thats right, Xu Yi, other than coming here to treat you to a meal to show my gratitude, I have something else to tell you about. While they were eating, Still suddenly spoke.
Un? What is it? It cant be that Ive taken too many days off during this time and Great Magician Camilla is dissatisfied, so hes firing me, right? Xu Yi asked in an uncaring voice.
Psh, who wants to fire you? Still glared at him before pointing at Xu Yi and saying, Let me tell you, grandfather likes you quite a bit. Although you rejected being his apprentice, he says that your talent in magic is quite high and you always have some kinds of new thoughts. Keeping you in the Magic Tower will give him some inspiration, so how could he be willing to let you go?
Then thats good. If its not firing me, what else does he need you to tell me?
Listen well. Xu Yi, although I dont know why you dont care about raising your magic power that much, I have to seriously tell you that since you are already a magician, your rank means everything on the Sines Continent. Stills face became incomparably serious, it could be seen that she was very serious about this, Also, in less than three months is the Magicians Guilds annual certification exam. Grandfather as a Magicians Guild recognized Three Star Great Magician, he has three recommendation spots and hes decided to give you one. He will recommend you to participate in the certification exam. Do you understand what this means?
Xu Yi honestly shook his head, I dont understand.
Still couldnt keep her serious expression and she was breathless from her anger, as she shouted, You idiot! You dont even understand this? If it is someone recommended by a Great Magician, the Magicians Guild will be more relaxed during the exams. This means that with this recommendation, you will pass the qualification certification exams much easier than normal magicians!
And then? Becoming a magician whose rank and strength doesnt match? Xu Yi asked back.
Still was stunned, not being able to say anything for a while.
This was because she suddenly found that she couldnt refute the meaning in Xu Yis question at all.
Seeing Stills dumbfounded expression, Xu Yi revealed a faint smile. He reached his hand out towards Still, Give it to me.
Give you what? Still asked in a daze.
The thing representing the recommendation? I cant just run to the Magicians Guild and tell them that Great Magician Camilla recommended me, hoping that they would believe me, right?
Still asked in a daze, Dont you not want this recommendation?
Who told you I didnt want it?
But you just said
I did say that, but that doesnt mean Im not clear on the meaning of this exam. Xu Yi said with a smile, I am twenty seven years old today, that doesnt mean Im a child with ideal thoughts like you. How could I give up convenient things and not know how to use them? Then again, this is Great Magician Camillas…Un, and your goodwill. If I rejected it, wouldnt it be a waste of your goodwill?
Still looked at Xu Yi in a daze for a while before suddenly slapping the table and standing up. She angrily threw a sentence back at him, Youre the child!
After saying this, she didnt even look back as she left.
Watching Still disappear, Xu Yi shook his head with a lost smile.
It seems like thats her taboo word, I cant say it that easily in front of her in the future.
He turned back to see the little slave on the side looking at him in a daze, with a helpless look on her face. Xu Yi revealed a faint smile and asked her, Sorry, Ive been busy these days and never had time to properly talk you to. How is it? Are you used to staying here?
The little slave shook her head first, but after thinking about it, she gave a strong nod.
Xu Yi slightly knit his brows, You.cant speak?
The little slave nodded.
What does that mean? Can you speak or not?
The little slave slowly opened her mouth and after a while, she said a few syllables, Can..speak
Based on the stuttering syllables that came with her hoarse voice, it seemed like she hadnt spoken in a long time. At least she wasnt that skilled at talking right now.
Xu Yi thought about it and scooped some meat soup into her bowl.
You dont have to be afraid in my place. Although I bought you, I dont have any intention to treat you as a slave and I wont hit you, so you can be assured.
The little slave looked at the bowl of meat soup and gave a soft nod.
I..I…know, you..are…a good person.
Ha, Ive been given a good guy card. Xu Yi gave a soft laugh, Thats right, what is your name? I never asked.
Vivian? That is a good name. Xu Yi praised. Seeing the pained look that quickly passed on the little slave face, he knew that this name had brought up some painful memories for her. He shook his head and didnt ask anything else.
He knew that this little slaves life must have been hard before and it caused serious trauma on her. If he wanted her to speak openly, he could only slowly put in effort and couldnt rush it.
After they finished eating, the little slave took the initiative to put away the dishes. Xu Yi thought about it and didnt stop her.
Letting her do some things now would make it easier for her to integrate into her new life. This was actually a good thing for her.
After doing a few exercises, Xu Yi headed into the workshop again.
The Magic Capping Machine and the Magic Thread Rolling Machine had already been made, that meant they could officially begin producing the second generation Magic Fans. But right now, Xu Yi still had many other problems he had to solve first.
Although there were only three more speeds compared to the first generation Magic Fan, there were many complicated changes needed for the Magic Array and the Magic Fans structure, so there was quite a bit of data to calculate.
There were many things that he couldnt let other people do because right now, he was the only person that was skills in Magic Arrays and mechanical engineering. Not to mention that he was the only person that could use both perfectly.
Talented people are hard to obtain. Thinking of the sea of problems he needed to solve, Xu Yi couldnt help giving a long sigh.
If this world had as many talents who received higher education and a complete knowledge system like on earth, his work wouldnt be this hard.
But thinking about it, if the Sines Continent had as many talents as on earth, Xu Yi couldnt rely on basic technology like the Magic Fan to earn this large amount of money.
So called, one cant have a fish and a bear paw together.
Xu Yi shook his head with a bitter smile. When he was prepared to focus on his research, a tray suddenly appeared beside him.
Seeing the steaming tea on the tray, Xu Yi said with a faint smile, Vivian, you dont need to care about me, go and sleep.
Vivian placed the teacup beside Xu Yi before lowering her head and softly saying, Serving…master is..my responsibility.
Xu Yi smiled and didnt keep trying to persuade her as he turned to continue working.
Vivian at first stayed at Xu Yis side while cautiously lowering her head, but after a while, she looked up at Xu Yis work with a curious look on her face.
This new master, he really is much better to her compared to her old master.
Only why did he have to work so hard?