On the third day, after Li Luo turned on the computer, he once again dragged the dialogue box with Cloud Passed Heavy Boat to the taskbar and watched TV dramas for the whole day. From time to time, he glanced at the chat.
However, the situation was the same as yesterday. There was still no response. He guessed that maybe Cloud Passed Heavy Boat really had met with some trouble in the real world and didn’t have time to go online.
After thinking about it for some time, he opened the chat and typed in a few lines.
Are you in some trouble? If there’s any difficulty, be sure to tell me. I’ll do my best to help you if I can.
After sending the message, Li Luo shut down his computer once more and got up to call his big sister Li Ning, inviting her to a meal outside.
Both of Li Luo’s parents had passed away in the summer of his high school graduation. Now the only closest relative he had left was his older sister, Li Ning.
Before leaving, Li Luo wanted to see her the most.
The phone rang a few times before connecting to the other line. “Hello, Xiao Luo?”
• “Xiao” — which mean ‘Little’. Appended to a person’s given name to show familiarity & affection.
“Big Sister, let’s have a meal together? You choose the place, I’ll be there soon.”
When Li Ning heard this, she almost dropped her cellphone to the ground. “Xiao Luo, are you currently sick?”
Hearing Li Ning’s words, Li Luo didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Although he rarely left his home, he’d still occasionally want to go out for a walk.
“Big Sister, do you want to eat or not? If not, I’m going to hang up.”
“Hey, don’t hang up! Your sister liked to eat for free the most. All right, then Big Sister will choose a place. There’s no need for you to call a taxi and waste money, I’ll come pick you up.” After she finished speaking, Li Ning hung up without giving Li Luo a change to talk.
Li Luo put down the phone in his hand. Helplessly, he thought of how his big sister was still as impatient and energetic as before he left. It gave him a long-lost sense of familiarity.
Li Luo ate until his stomach was full before Li Ning sent him home. Although he had said that he’d be the one paying, his sister still rushed to pay for the both of them.
Because he’d eaten too much, he felt sleepy while in the car before finally dozing off in his seat.
By the time he arrived back at his apartment, Li Luo did not take a bath. He put on his pajamas directly and laid down on the bed.
Li Luo closed his eyes and when he opened them again, it was already the morning of the next day.
After Li Luo was fully awake, Xiao Qi’s voice rang in his mind. [Great Host, there are still four hours before you have to enter the next world. Please be prepared.]
Li Luo had long been ready and looked forward to his departure.
After hearing Xiao Qi’s reminder, he felt that the four hours of preparation time were incredibly long.
After finishing his breakfast, Li Luo wasn’t interested in doing anything since he’d be leaving for another world soon. He simply sat on the sofa in the living room, turning on the TV and casually picking a channel.
There was a circular quart clock above the TV that Li Luo glanced at occasionally. After glancing at it multiple times, he asked Xiao Qi how much time was left before they’d depart.
At first, Xiao Qi would seriously answer Li Luo’s question. After being asked numerous times, however, Xiao Qi would let out a sigh before ignoring Li Luo’s repeated questioning.
Li Luo also knew that he was much too nervous. After asking Xiao Qi several more times without receiving an answer, he stopped asking.
[Great Host, please be prepared to step across time and space~ When the Great Host opens the door of your room, you can directly cross to the next world. If the crossover is unsuccessful, one hour of freezing time will be used up so please understand this well~]
Xiao Qi dutifully reminded Li Luo when the four hours of preparation time were up.
After Li Luo heard the system’s words, his eyes lit up in an instant.
Li Luo slowly stood up from the sofa and quickly walked back to the thick reddish-brown wooden door of his house. Just as his fingers were about to touch the doorknob, Li Luo froze.
He was certain that the protagonist of the last world was the same person as the protagonist of the first world.
But could he really guarantee that the protagonist this time would be the same person?
And if they weren’t, what should he do?