48 Hours a Day
Chapter 343 - Save It For Yourself
Chapter 343 Save It For Yourself
The cab drove along the highway, and through the car window, Zhang Heng saw could see the lush trees and tall transmission tower passing by him. The white clouds that floated in the sky looked like they were made up of Lego bricks.
It was all rather convincing if one didn’t take a closer look at it. At the same time, Zhang Heng took the opportunity to check his character panel and found something very different. His skills and item bar were grayed out this time, and the unavailable status was displayed next to him.
Why Do You Always Look Unhappy (#O’) seemed to be aware of what he was thinking. Shen then explained to him in English, “As I said, this quest is extraordinary. Your game items and skills are unavailable here. Just relax, and stop worrying so much. Consider this trip as a vacation.”
Before Zhang Heng got to speak, the driver interrupted again. This time he spoke in Mandarin, “About your vacation, do you want me to recommend a few good places?”
“Don’t look at me like this. I learned English before, as well. I can handle those foreigners perfectly fine.” The driver laughed triumphantly, his eyes turning into small slits. He then cleared his throat and started speaking in English, “Gu De Mao Ning, Shi, Wei Er You Wang Te Tu Go, Mani Mani, Mani Mani, Mo Mani. Wan Te Ful.” (Good morning, sir. Where do you want to go? Money, money, money, more money. Wonderful.)
You Always Look Unhappy (# O’) placed her hands on her forehead, and with a helpless expression, she said, “I suggest we wait until we reach our destination before we talk…”
However, even if the two passengers around him were speechless, they still couldn’t stop the enthusiastic driver from talking, especially after he discovered that this was Zhang Heng’s first time in Guangzhou. He quickly volunteered to be their tour guide.
“Now, on your right, it the Changlong Bird Paradise. There are many varieties, including cranes, cranes, cranes, and cranes.”
“Uh, you just repeated the crane four times.”
The driver pretended not to hear that and continued introducing the place enthusiastically.
“Ahead of us is the Pearl River… further ahead, you can see the iconic Guangzhou Round Building. Look at how round it is. Does it resemble a copper coin? It’s also the ugliest building in the entire city…
“…now we have finally come to Zhujiang New Town, the most expensive area in Guangzhou. This is considered to be the center of the whole city. An inch of land here is measurable by gold. On the other hand, the Yuexiu district across the street is a little less exaggerated.”
“F*cking… what a f*cktard… Watch the road when you drive! By the way, where were we?
An hour later, the taxi finally stopped by the curb.
After they paid the driver, You Always Look Unhappy (#’O’) clutched her belly and squatted on the curb beside the road.
“Phew. Wait for me. Let me rest for a while. It’s been a long time since I’ve met such a talkative person.”
Zhang Heng looked around and saw the shopping malls next to each other on both sides of the road. Billboards large and small were everywhere, and the streets were alive with an endless stream of vehicles. “What is this place?” he asked.
“Grandview Plaza, Tianhe’s largest commercial center.”
“So, you entered this quest to satisfy your shopping cravings?”
“Of course not. I’m just used to having a drink here before I go home. Though I have been back several times, I still can’t get used to it, especially on days like today. Thank you for your willingness to come with me this time. After all those terrible things I’ve done to you, I didn’t expect you to still believe me. To be honest, I’m truly touched. In return, I will let you take a look at my breasts. Although they are completely flat now… there are only two circles and dots in the center, which is strange; I can’t feel their existence at all.”
“Thank you; you should keep it for yourself.”
You Always Look Unhappy (#”O’) scratched her head.
“I remember that there was a Starbucks next to me, shall we sit there for a while?”
The two came to the counter of the coffee shop and saw the barista expertly pulling a cup containing brown and blue cylindrical pellets from the coffee machine. Zhang Heng guessed that this represented the water and coffee.
It took Zhang Heng a while to accept this magical setting, but once he did, he felt pretty good.
When the waiter handed the mug over, though, there was a small problem. Zhang Heng found that he could not hold the Starbucks coffee cup with his claws even after stretching it as wide as possible.
“Uh, there is a tab under it which can be inserted into your hand.”
You Always Look Unhappy (#’0′) guided Zhang Heng like an experienced customer to make sure he got his coffee.
“It took me a little while to get used to these things when I came in here for the first time.”
Zhang Heng tried to suck through the straw, but couldn’t inhale anything. However, he miraculously felt he was drinking actual coffee, and the straw would squeak when he sucked it hard.
At the same time, an accident had happened on the road in front of them. Two cars collided with each other, and blocks were scattered all over the floor. The despicable driver that rear-ended the vehicle in front of him pretended to be hurt, leaning, and groaning on the steering wheel. He made himself looked like he was about to die. A crowd was beginning to form, where some took pictures, and others recorded videos to upload to their TikTok account. Other kind-hearted ones contacted the hospital.
Just when everyone’s attention was attracted by the car accident outside, a bald man put down the “Harry Potter” in his hand and walked towards the two. He then cleared his throat.
“Don’t look at him, don’t say anything to him. He is related to the main quest. As long as we ignore him, he will walk away when he finds us boring.”
“Yes, the main quest is to save this world. If you don’t do anything, this city will be destroyed in three days. But if you had to do something, you’d be required to go through some really complicated and troublesome process. Basically, you have to keep running to look for various key items. And in the end, you will find out that you still can’t stop the end of the world. What we need to do right now is to ignore it.” You Always Look Unhappy (#‘O’) took a big sip of coffee.
The bald man then walked towards them and politely asked if they wanted to hear a story. After getting no answer, he walked away in disappointment. While he was leaving, he stole a mug from the shelf.
After he left, You Always Look Unhappy (# O’) put down the coffee cup in her hand and stared out the window, seeming to be lost in thought, and not knowing what she was thinking. After a long time, she spoke again. “When I passed by here a long time ago, I always envied the people inside. I thought those people wearing suits going in and out of the office drinking Starbucks every day was very cool. I wanted to be like them. I know this idea of mine is ridiculous, but it was my dream for a good period of time. I have been working hard for it. When other girls chatted which nail polish looked good and which drama was wonderful, I was studying hard. So, yes, this dumb thing was who I used to be.”