Call me brother, and from now on, I will cover you.
Captain Fan overestimated his fans yet underestimated his fans as well.
Overestimated, as in — after the fans finished screen recording, they did not go share it everywhere and make “God overturns car” headline news.
Underestimated, as in — they took the videos and watched it frame by frame. Afterward, they chose the plaza scene, where other players were in the background, and magnified it continuously while adjusting the sharpness to see the IDs clearly. Upon knowing the IDs, with the addition of the two requirements of “matching profession” and “Level 15 or higher,” they quickly locked down his location as Dawnstar Reflecting Fate.
The assorted world channel, after the initial flood about the “Supernatural race ears,” welcomed the second flood of the day, with an increased craziness of several-fold.
[World] Black Basin: True or false?
[World] Book Buying Soy Sauce: Wtf then can our server’s bounty wall rush to first?
[World] Assist Protect: !!! True words!
[World] Ariaiti: Aaahhh want to see God hit the bounty wall!
[World] Rabbit Not Bald Duck: What are you talking about? Is it that Fang Jingxing that I know of?
[World] Dawn Day: Can there be a second Fang Jingxing?
[World] Little Fishling: What is God’s ID? Where is he right now? I want to go stand and watch [excited]
[World] Spring Standard: I also want to!
[World] Captain Fang Diehard: Hubby I love you~~~
[World] Captain Fang Pendant: Male God marry me [heart][heart][heart]
In the wake of a mass fan attack, the channel and loudspeakers were cleared entirely.
This did not calm down until rational fans stood up.
[Loudspeaker] Hello Your Majesty: Okay, scatter. Husband is already offline. Don’t bother other players.
Fans obediently did as they were told and planned to come again first thing tomorrow.
Fang Jingxing: “……”
Xie Chengyan clicked his tongue as he stood and watched. Once it was over, he asked, “Didn’t you block the IDs when live broadcasting?”
Fang Jingxing said, “I did not open the character property interface. They do not know my ID.”
He was not an idiot. After a bit of thinking, he surmised they had looked up the other players.
Xie Chengyan, as an elite player, was fully aware of the fans’ fighting strength and also rapidly thought it through. He sympathized, “Lighting a candle. You shouldn’t have opened the live broadcast.”
Fang Jingxing helplessly sighed. “It was the live broadcast side seeking me out.”
He had signed a live broadcasting contract.
Although the conditions were relatively relaxed, he had released pigeons for half a year. The platform wished for him to live broadcast the server launch day, and he could not refuse.
He began to deal with this matter.
First, he had his assistant continue to stare at the video; as long as someone sent it out, it would be deleted by any means possible.
Secondly, he took the initiative to seek out a few trustworthy, major fans he had previously met in person. He confessed that he had deliberately ended the broadcast and told them he wanted to sign on the Seal Master. At the same time, he had them keep it confidential and advise the other fans to not arbitrarily share the video, to avoid the Seal Master being intercepted by other teams.
Afterward, he posted a Weibo update, where he sincerely clarified that he was already retired and did not want to receive too many disturbances. At the very least, during the early stage leveling, he wanted it to be a bit peaceful and so will change servers tomorrow.
Lastly, he contacted a few major fans and friends from the closed beta to control the wave tempo in the game.
If someone mentioned him, they would popularize the knowledge that he had already changed servers, striving to wash away the matter of “Fang Jingxing is in this server” in one night.
During this time, he kept the friend interface open constantly, afraid that seal Master would not go to sleep and return.
Fortunately, his luck was pretty good, and a certain person did not go online again.
Thus, Captain Fan worked as ferociously as a tiger, successfully winning himself a chance to take a breather.
Xie Chengyan watched the entire process and wanted to laugh a little. “This identity of yours and your face, is it no good to use?”
Fang Jingxing smiled helplessly. “If it was easy to use, wouldn’t I use it?”
Xie Chengyan asked, “What if he really did not see the hot search from before?”
Fang Jingxing said, “He is very intelligent. He should have already guessed my identity.”
Captain Fang was still a bit burdened by having to maintain his image.
The version he told his friends was that he finally found the Seal Master as the closed beta was ending and had campaigned for the other party to join the team, but for some unknown reason, the Seal Master was a bit resistant, which caused the topic to result in failure — with no mention about him being blacklisted.
Xie Chengyan said, “Then when you fought the instance with him today, did he not guess it was you?”
Fang Jingxing briefly explained the “newbie acting cute” act and said, “His temper is poor. I cannot let him know it is me for the time being.”
Xie Chengyan understood clearly.
He assumed Fang Jingxing had changed his voice because of the live broadcast; he had not expected it to be for a task.
He and Fang Jingxing had grown up together since they were young. This was the first time he saw the other undergo a succession of setbacks because of one person. More importantly, it was the first time he saw the other do so much for one person. He was very curious. “Is he really so amazing?”
Fang Jingxing said, “Really is, the number of people who can keep up with my tempo within Wandering Dream can be counted on one hand, all of which are Gods of their teams. He has this strength; it is rare that he is still unattached.”
Players who are too outstanding would sometimes not be something good and would contrarily cause the team’s rhythm to fall apart.
That Seal Master was different. When they previously fought the boss together, he would stop his hand every single time Fang Jingxing’s skills were on cooldown. Clearly, he understood cooperation.
With both strength and an understanding of cooperation, this was why Fang Jingxing wanted to sign him so much.
But he also did not speak in absolutes and added, “In any case, I still have yet to see his shortcomings.”
He stated, “Moreover, it is very strange. I cannot investigate his background information.”
Passerby experts were different from the professional players who went through orthodox training. That Seal Master was absolutely at the professional standard.
At that time, he had searched for this person with great difficulty only to look on helplessly as he missed the opportunity again. He really was too unreconciled.
So during this time, he gathered all materials on all the professional players. This included the ones that recently retired, retired dimly, dazzled for a short time and disappeared, and had possible contradictions with their clubs, so on and so forth. He had done all this research without finding anyone who matched the conditions.
That Seal Master seemed to have emerged out of thin air.
Xie Chengyan asked, “ You have also researched who entered the closed beta?”
Fang Jingxing said, “Still researching.”
Xie Chengyan said, “Actually, it doesn’t matter either. You two have met again already.”
Fang Jingxing voiced an “En.”
Xie Chengyan commented, “Then you plan to madly brush a favorable impression, slowly increasing affection before talking with him again?”
Fang Jingxing shook his head. “No, these matters are better sooner rather than later.”
That boy was not someone willing to suffer losses. The longer he deceived the boy, the worse it would be.
In fact, he could have spoken up today, but he could not grasp that boy’s reaction and was worried he would receive a one-stop service of PK and blacklist. He felt the risk was too high and thus did not speak up.
Therefore, he would hurry to thoroughly figure out that boy’s character and strive to find an appropriate opportunity to confess as soon as possible.
Xie Chengyan also hoped that his friend would succeed. Thinking it over, he asked, “Does he chase stars? Even if he likes my opponent, I would still think of a way to arrange for them to meet.”
Fang Jingxing said, “He does not seem like a groupie.”
But that did not prevent him from asking.
As a result, Jiang Chen went online at half-past eight the next day and saw the little rookie waiting for him.
The game clock was synced to match reality, so it was also early morning.
Even if there was light during daytime in the Demon territory, it was just the sunbeams that broke through the clouds; the oblique rays of light illuminated the plaza, making it appear very tranquil.
Fang Jingxing handed him the equipment gained from last night. Smiling, he said, “After you went offline yesterday, my friend came back and took me to beat the instance several times. Their party does not have a Seal Master, and hearing me mention you, they gave it to me.”
Jiang Chen was not polite to him and voiced his thanks before taking the items.
Fang Jingxing said, “They also said if boss wants to fight a multi-player instance, you can consider their party.”
Jiang Chen nodded.
Fang Jingxing followed him, at a distance neither too close nor a pace too slow, and asked, “Right, boss, do you chase stars?”
Jiang Chen replied, “Don’t chase.”
Fang Jingxing secretly thought, as expected.
Jiang Chen asked, “Do you chase?”
Fang Jingxing subconsciously wanted to say he also did not chase, but he had second thoughts. It did not matter if this boy did not currently chase, he could recommend a wave anyway.
He said, “Do you know Xie Chengyan? Top in the entertainment circle, just won Film Emperor. His lead roles in movies are very good-looking; I suggest you take a look.”
Jiang Chen paused. “You like Xie Chengyan?”
Fang Jingxing said, “En, I am his fan.”
This little rookie unexpectedly was his family’s nephew’s fan.
Captain Jiang immediately felt he looked more pleasing to the eye and said, “I saw; he is quite good-looking.”
Captain Fang was very satisfied. He thought to himself, at least this boy must have a favorable impression of Xie Chengyan. Later, if he really did overturn the car, he could have Xie Chengyan step in and save the show.
He then recommended a wave of Xie Chengyan’s variety show followed by a topic change. “Boss, are there any e-sports players you like?”
Jiang Cheng said, “Have.”
Fang Jingxing expressed interest. “Who?”
Jiang Chen said, “Jiang Chen.”
Fang Jingxing was stumped for words; he felt this name was a bit familiar.
He searched it up, and then after learning, he realized it was Xie Chengyan’s little uncle. His eyes brightened. “So coincidental; I have his autograph. Boss, do you want it? I can send it to you.”
Jiang Chen was once again startled. “Where did the autograph come from?”
Fang Jingxing and Xie Chengyan were bamboo toy horses. This matter, anyone knew. Therefore, he definitely could not tell Jiang Chen was his friend’s relative. Otherwise, it would be easy to deduce his identity. He thus stated, “Family’s elders were his fans previously and had extra. If they know there is still someone who likes him, they will definitely want to give you one.”
This was the truth.
If the Jiang family knew Jiang Chen still had a youth who liked him despite dying thirty years ago, even training as a Seal Master, they absolutely would want to send the other party an autographed photo.
Jiang Chen’s mood was complex. “No need, my family also has it. I’ll let your family’s elders collect it.”
Thinking about it, it was also very fateful.
This little rookie not only was a fan of his nephew; his family was also unexpectedly his fan.
He stated, “Come, I will take you to grind out equipment.”
“……” Fang Jingxing said, “No need, boss. Look at my full set.”
Jiang Chen said, “After you level up a bit today, these would not be usable.”
He earnestly explained, “I like you; no need to call me boss. Call me brother, and from now on, I will cover you.”
Fang Jingxing: “……”
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The author has something to say:
ID matter, some of the suggestions I did not change, some I altered because it was too long. I accepted those within a 5 character limit. If it was too many, someone would say I cheated the character count.
Thanking everyone for their overlord tickets and nutrient solutions, muah~
 兔子不秃鸭 (tùzǐ bù tū yā)
兔(tù | rabbit) sounds similar to 秃 (tū | bald)
 鸽了 – online slang based off the proverb 放鸽子, which means disobeying promises made prior. like the author delaying changes and missing appointments to play games.
making an appointment for something but when the time comes, regretting it on the spot
 childhood friends