When it came to dinner time, they canceled their plans to take a stroll downstairs after dinner. While He Jichen turned the computer on and started the video conference, Ji Yi had nothing to do, so all she could do was call Tang Huahua to play games, just like she had been doing for the past two days when she was bored.
The game Ji Yi and Tang Huahua were playing was called "King of Glory," a ridiculously popular game at the moment. Simply put, the game was a MOBA - whoever destroyed the opponent's crystal would win. Tang Huahua played this game for over a year before Ji Yi started, but her skills were nowhere near as good as Ji Yi's. Using Tang Huahua's words, it was the type of game where you won by being carried, but it was a shame that the two of them were stuck with bad players tonight. They couldn't rely on their team, who would lose three consecutive games every so often.
Naturally, they wanted to win, so losing constantly would inevitably ruin the mood for anyone hoping to have fun.
After the fourth game, Tang Huahua was a little salty after having lost again. She sent Ji Yi a message on WeChat: "Wait a min. I'll call an awesome guy to lead us." Then she disappeared.
After about five minutes, Ji Yi's phone vibrated, and a message from Tang Huahua showed up: "Xiao Yi, quickly! Come online. I spent twenty yuan to hire a guy from the public screen called Kingdude."
Ji Yi hurriedly switched over to the game, logged in, and accepted Tang Huahua's game invite.
Just as Tang Huahua wrote in her message, there really was another teammate aside from her and Tang Huahua.
Tang Huahua noticed Ji Yi had entered the party she opened, so she immediately clicked to start. While choosing the heroes, Tang Huahua sent Ji Yi a message on the game's home screen: "Xiao Yi, turn on the game chat."
Ji Yi was sitting quite close to He Jichen, so she carried her phone and walked over to the sofa away from him in fear that the gaming sounds would disrupt his conference. After she sat down, she turned the sound on.
"Welcome to King of Glory. The enemy will reach the field in five seconds."
As this was heard, Ji Yi, who played Cai Wenji, and Tang Huahua, who played Sun Shangxiang, walked down the path together.
When the two of them passed the red buff, a man's voice was heard. It was from the Kingdude, the guy Tang Huahua paid twenty yuan to play. "Follow me to the other side, let's go get the blue buff."
Kingdude's voice was unusually pleasant and crisp. It gave Ji Yi a feeling that he was like a leading male character from a teen novel.
Tang Huahua couldn't help but exclaim in admiration, "Wow, what a beautiful voice!"
Ji Yi followed suit, "Yeah... yeah."
Kingdude lived up to his reputation as he led them easily. In the seven short minutes after starting the game, they already took down eight enemies.
After having lost all night, Ji Yi and Tang Huahua were happy as they became more talkative over the mic.
He Jichen, who was in a video conference, would pay attention to Ji Yi every now and then since she left his side to play on her phone.
Her phone, which was on silent before, was suddenly playing music now. Luckily, the volume wasn't too loud, so it didn't disturb his work.
He assumed she walked away so she could turn the volume up, so he didn't think too much of it and continued to pay attention to the director's report. However, after just two words, he vaguely heard the sound of a man's voice.
He instinctively looked up and glanced over to where Ji Yi was sitting. Seeing as she was concentrating hard on her phone, his eyes smiled cheerfully.