CAMP: Chapter 26 Part 1

They went all the way back to the hotel and finished packing up. Then on the way back to the club, the members of the team didn’t stay close to one another and slept in the car.

Jing Yuanzhou wasn’t too sleepy. He sat in the back row and watched Lin Yan in the passenger seat through the rearview mirror. The latter inadvertently raised his head to meet Jing Yuanzhou’s gaze before glancing away.

Jian Ye was obviously tired from playing the solo game. The car soon filled with his snoring sounds. It rose and fell and was quite rhythmic. Chen Yushen frowned deeply and had sleepy eyes as he lowered the cap on his head even further.

The journey passed in such a lively yet quiet atmosphere. By the time they returned to the base’s dormitory, it was late at night. The group of people rubbed their messy hair and drifted back to their rooms like ghosts.

Jing Yuanzhou took a shower when he came back. He came out of the bathroom and took a look at the time on his phone. Then he opened the door and saw light still leaking from the crack in the door on the opposite side.

Sure enough, he guessed right. Someone was still doing the replay overnight while everyone else was sleeping at ease. Lin Yan’s temperament meant he wasn’t willing to miss any tactical information that could be used by the team, even if they were opponents from the secondary league. His words were obviously more arrogant than anyone else’s, but in fact, no one took it more seriously than him.

The hard work of e-sports players was well known. After all, they were in front of the stage and they never lacked the distress and concern of the fans. In contrast, the coaches supporting them behind the scenes were always ignored. They might be unknown but the sweat of the existences behind the scenes were no less than that of professional players. Sometimes it was even more.

Jing Yuanzhou wiped the drops of water on his hair. He poured himself a cup of coffee downstairs and knocked on the door opposite his. After a moment, the door opened and Lin Yan looked at him. “Is there something?”

Perhaps it was because his falling bangs kept getting in the way. At this time, he had tied it up in front of his forehead with a hair tie and there was an inexplicable cuteness. Jing Yuanzhou couldn’t help but take several looks before he remembered to pass over the coffee. “Are you replaying it?”

He had just finished taking a shower so there was the faint smell of shower gel around him.

Lin Yan looked down at the cup in his hand. “Yes, I’m taking advantage of when my memory is still good to sort it out.”

“Discuss it?”

Lin Yan looked at the expression on his face before turning to the side. “Come in.”

The corners of Jing Yuanzhou’s mouth curved up in an imperceptible arc.

After entering the room, Lin Yan casually pulled out a chair for Jing Yuanzhou to sit down. Then he sat back at the table.

He clocked the mouse a few times and opened several documents on the computer desktop. “I have watched all the solo games today. It isn’t surprising that many of them have hidden their true skills in many ways. However, I have gone through it frame by frame and carefully dug out the details. It is obvious that these teams have improved a lot after the end of the secondary league, especially IBB and QU. They might be secondary league teams but several players have definitely reached the level of the professional league…”

His attitude when speaking like this was completely different from his casual tone during the day. His business-like manner and the look on his face added an indescribable feeling. It was like…

A sentence suddenly came to Jing Yuanzhou’s mind. ‘It is like there is a light on his body.’

Lin Yan’s words became the only background sound in the room.

“Still, it doesn’t matter. It’s only a matter of time before they are knocked out and sent home. It isn’t a difficult task to fight them with the current strength of our team. I’ll replay it, sort out my ideas and then I can formally formulate the tactical arrangements for the next elimination section.”

Lin Yan spoke up to here before casually asking, “At present, these are my current results of the replay. What else can be added?”

“It is very detailed. I have nothing to say.”

Lin Yan nodded and started to chase out the guest. “Okay, if there is nothing else, go back early and rest. I need to watch the last few videos.”

However, there was no sound for a long time. Lin Yan looked back. In this way, he happened to meet Jing Yuanzhou’s straightforward gaze. He was stunned for a moment before Lin Yan gradually made a playful look. “Captain Jing, what’s the matter. You are looking at me this way. Is there something on my face?”

Jing Yuanzhou smiled faintly. “Nothing. I just feel that a man who works hard is really the most attractive.”

Lin Yan changed to a comfortable posture and leaned back in the chair. “Such words are so smooth and natural. Can I understand that you are deliberately pleasing me?”

Jing Yuanzhou was calm and honest. “If you think so then it doesn’t seem to be a problem.”

Lin Yan teased. “Don’t you think these words sound like quotes from a scumbag?”

Jing Yuanzhou smiled from where he was sitting on his chair. “Otherwise, how can I be worthy of the title of a ‘one jiao scumbag’ from you?”

There was a small silence the moment the words were heard.

Jing Yuanzhou, “……”

Lin Yan, “……”

Originally, it was estimated that this matter was about to be forgotten. As a result, the pot was opened. Jing Yuanzhou also realized that the timing was wrong. He wanted to say something to restore the atmosphere of the conversation but Lin Yan was already chasing him out. “It’s late. Good night.”

A few seconds later, Jing Yuanzhou was ‘invited’ out of the room. He stared at the closed door in front of him and was silent for a moment. Then he leaned against the wall and pulled out a pack of cigarettes from the pocket of his coat. Blame him for saying the wrong thing again.

It was night and the surroundings were silent until the faint sound of footsteps came from the stairs.

Bi Yaohua had slept in the car previously. After returning to his room, he woke up in a daze. At this time, he went downstairs to grab a bottle of Coke from the refrigerator and came up. He passed by the corner of the stairs when he saw a figure shrouded by smoke in the corridor.

Combined with the dim lights, he couldn’t help waking up completely. “F*k, Captain, why aren’t you sleeping in the middle of the night? What are you doing here?”’

Jing Yuanzhou had just finished smoking a cigarette when he saw Bi Yaohua. He was silent for a moment before beckoning to him. “BB, come here.”

Bi Yaohua walked over with a puzzled face. “What is it?”

Jing Yuanzhou looked at him and couldn’t help thinking of Lin Yan’s opening remark on that day. “It is like this. I have a friend.”

Bi Yaohua raised his eyebrow. “Eh?”

“He… accidentally upset someone.” Jing Yuanzhou coughed and continued. “I have no experience in this area so I can’t help much. If it were you, how would you coax the person?”

Bi Yaohua saw his captain’s serious expression and thought about it seriously. “It is really hard to say. After all, I provoke many people. I have to know what the relationship is with the other person.”

“A colleague?”

Bi Yaohua smiled. “It is just this relationship so why coax him? Can you be colleagues for a lifetime? If he doesn’t like me then he doesn’t like me. Why coax him? I won’t lose anything.”

Jing Yuanzhou was silent for a moment before changing to another example. “If so, what if it is a girlfriend?”

Bi Yaohua was taken aback and the expression on his face became serious. “In that case, this is really serious.”

Then he smiled again. “However, I have a method that you can try.”

Jing Yuanzhou looked at Bi Yaohua. “What method?”

Bi Yaohua also stared back and declared seriously, “Kneel down.”

Jing Yuanzhou paused while holding the cigarette butt. “……”

The more Bi Yaohua thought about it, the more he felt it was feasible. “I might’ve been single for 20 years but I have never missed out on watching TV dramas. Believe me, all explanations and arguments won’t work. The simplest and roughest way is to kneel. Don’t always think that there is gold under a man’s knees. After you kneel, I promise that you will experience another world. I’m really not lying…”

Jing Yuanzhou had a headache as he interrupted this person. “I’m sorry, I asked the wrong person.”

He didn’t hear Bi Yaohua’s reply as he turned to push open his door. “It’s late. Good night.”

Bi Yaohua watched the door close without any reluctance. He squeezed the Coke in his hand and took another sip. He scratched his face with some doubts and muttered softly, “Speaking of which… since when did Captain Jing have a girlfriend?”

***

After two days of editing, the first episode finally reached the official broadcasting time.

There might’ve been the live broadcast of the competition but it was the first time they were on TV like this. Everyone came to the huge screen in the lounge early in order to watch the show. The moment Gu Luo entered the door, he saw Bi Yaohua buried in the sofa and typing something. He asked curiously, “Brother Trash Talk, what are you doing?”

Bi Yaohua raised his eyes slightly. “I’m seeing how the fans are scolding me.”

Gu Luo, “???”

Putting aside everything else, he was really convinced this person was taking black fans as fans.

Bi Yaohua had personally just finished a wave of combat. At this time, he enthusiastically waved to Gu Luo. “Look at it, these people are really interesting.”

Gu Luo was curious and immediately got closer. The contents of the phone screen immediately entered his eyes.

[66666, this type of program is actually airing. BB, tell me the truth, is this program team empathizing with us and providing us with a new platform to scold you?]

[GH round trip preparation! I thought that a rich second generation could set up a decent team by throwing money. This was the result???]

[I’ve thought about the lines for you. If you win, you’ll be the Awesome Trash Talk King. If you lose, you will be the strongest of a weak team. Apart from Titans, the rest can be scolded casually.]

[Speak directly. Titans was given 35 million. How much did you take?]

[I have been particularly confused recently. Do rich second generation people have the habit of throwing money to pick up trash?]

[The biggest trash king, BB ranks second. No one dares to rank first.]

[Isn’t it time yet? Hurry up. Dad is already hungry and thirsty to see you being abused.]

Gu Luo opened his mouth with difficulty. “…Where is it interesting?”

Bi Yaohua shook his head. “Forget it. A little white rabbit like you wouldn’t understand the fun of scolding.”

Gu Luo, “……”

‘I don’t want to understand, thank you.’

Next to him, Jian Ye understood Gu Luo’s feelings and patted him sympathetically on the shoulder. “Leave him alone. Come into my arms, you’ll be safe.”

Gu Luo didn’t hesitate. He turned around and sat next to Jian Ye. The others came in one after another. The last one was Lin Yan. The moment he walked in, the first episode of Burning Hot Assembly was updated on the video software.

Luo Mo quickly selected it.

The show started airing and the barrage frantically appeared. In the blink of an eye, the screen was dominated by the fans of each time. Among them, there was no doubt that GH’s ‘support method’ was the most peculiar.

In the midst of the full screen cheers, there was the controversial and unified slogan: [Did the Go Home team go home today?]

Luo Mo saw this and frowned. He took into account the feelings of the players and couldn’t help asking Lin Yan, “Should I turn off the barrage?”

Lin Yan raised an eyebrow slightly. “No need.”

This was nothing. If their mentality was broken just because of this, how could they stand on the world stage in the future? Luo Mo opened his mouth like he wanted to speak but he didn’t say anything.


Proofreader: Nao

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