The Body Swap Game - Chapter 7
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation
Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
[1. Signal space +1]
[2. Body search function +1]
[3. AI personality swap for deposited body]
Signal space was what Xia Yu wanted. Body search was probably a way to find new target bodies using various features. Without a new space, however, he couldn’t use any new bodies anyway.
AI personality swap for deposited body? The deposited body could have a personality?
“AI personality for deposited body,” Xia Yu said.
In the next instant, a line of words appeared.
[AI personality: Quiet and Reticent]
This was new. There was no manual for this game. He had to explore all the functions on his own.
Quiet and reticent was a good personality, Xia Yu didn’t want to switch.
He reached out and tapped choice 1.
Now, there was a new space in his body swap targets.
He smiled with satisfaction. Then, he left his room and started to wash up.
Since the black cat could swap bodies with him again, he needed to bring the black cat home right away. If the black cat suffered any harm while out, he’d have missed a good body to swap with.
He finished and prepared to go out. It was two-thirty a.m. The black cat was in a nearby city, and there was no high-speed rail at this time of day.
He agonized while standing at the door, then he sighed and found a taxi.
“Sir, where to?” The driver asked.
“Donglin City.” Worried about the cost, Xia Yu asked, “How much is the fare?”
“There’s not much business now. I’ll give you a discount, 400.” The driver smiled. A long-distance fare was much better than a short ride. “I’m being fair. No other driver will give you a better price.”
Four hundred was almost half of Xia Yu’s monthly salary. He tried to bargain. “How is 350?”
“Great!” The driver opened his door.
“Ah, 350 is the lowest price. You really know your stuff!” The driver seemed very excited.
Fine. Who knows how long it’ll take to find another taxi. There were no ride-hailing apps in this world.
It was just money. Finding the black cat was the priority right now.
In many fantasy books, tragedies were caused by the protagonist’s procrastination.
The car drove for three hours. Xia Yu asked the driver to stop at the now-familiar walking street, paid, and got out of the car.
Even though this was the first time he came here with his own body, he spent a whole night here as the black cat, so he knew the area very well.
He passed the tree with the stranded balloon and the storefront where he saw himself, before walking into that alley.
The milk tea cup he’d crushed was still laying on the ground.
He passed the trash can to where he hid the roasted duck. Only a duck head remained, the rest of the food was gone.
Did the black cat take it?
If the black cat wasn’t nearby, it’d be a problem.
But as long as the cat wasn’t endangered, the problem was fixable.
He could find a cab driver and tell the driver he was taking a cat to Zilang City, and swap bodies with the cat while in the car.
Assuming the black cat was still safe.
He walked around, feeling worried. He still didn’t see the black cat anywhere.
Should he wait to swap again at night?
Xia Yu didn’t want to spend too much time on learning the black cat’s skills. Piano-playing was his top skill to learn right now.
“Um…” A young man tried to talk to Xia Yu.
“Hi, what’s going on?” Xia Yu looked at the man walking toward him. He was dressed in a plaid shirt and didn’t seem like a thug.
“There’s a really mean feral dog in this alley. It’s probably best if you don’t walk there.” The man told him.
Xia Yu looked around and saw he was standing where the black cat sounded alarmed last night.
The black cat knew this place was dangerous, so it didn’t go in.
“Why didn’t the municipal inspectors do anything about the feral dog?” Xia Yu asked.
“They came twice and couldn’t catch the dog. The dog was smart, it was hiding when there were more people. There were not many people passing here anyway.” The young man pointed to the right. “You could just walk around.”
“Thanks.” After saying thanks, Xia Yu was about to leave.
That was when he saw some packaging at the corner of the alley.
It was the packaging for the roasted duck.
The young man, seeing Xia Yu had listened to his advice, smiled, and was about to leave, but then Xia Yu walked into the alley.
“Hey, why aren’t you listening to me?” Seeing Xia Yu move quickly, the young man picked up a brick and followed.
Xia Yu started running. He could hear the cat meowing.
Xia Yu followed the noise and saw the black cat. It was clutching on a small tree. Under the tree, a dirt-yellow dog at around half-meter tall was lying there.
Seeing Xia Yu, the dog stood up and barked at him.
Xia Yu looked around for any weapons but found nothing.
The black cat was holding onto the tree and mewling faintly. Not sure how long the black cat would survive like this, Xia Yu bent a branch from a nearby tree.
When the dog realized Xia Yu was not backing down, the dog scowled and charged at him.
It panted heavily, showing its sharp teeth, making him afraid.
Before the dog got close, Xia Yu could feel its movement slowing down a notch.
The dog wouldn’t slow down intentionally; maybe his reaction became faster when he became more focused.
Did Cleverness have this purpose?
Yes, a mouse was fast, a snake could hunt mice, and a cat could tussle with a snake. Movements considered fast for humans were just ordinary for cats.
Xia Yu ducked away from the dog’s attack and slapped the tree branch on the dog’s head.
A typical dog would just whimper and run away, but this dog didn’t even huff. It turned in a circle before charging at Xia Yu again.
Tossing aside the useless branch, Xia Yu kicked the dog.
He used a lot of force and kicked the dog at its trunk, so the dog couldn’t get up for a while.
The young man who followed Xia Yu was stunned at the fight between Xia Yu and the dog. He was going to call 120, but Xia Yu seemed to hold his own.
The dog whimpered. The young man came to and went toward the dog with his brick. He knocked the dog’s head with the brick.
“You chased me last time. Did my butt taste good to you?”
Xia Yu could visualize the scene in his head.
The young man was helping him not just because he was a good person, but because he also hated the feral dog.
When the dog was knocked out, the young man thanked Xia Yu. “I finally avenged myself. If you need to leave, you can go. I’ll wait for the municipal inspectors to take the dog.”
Xia Yu nodded. He used a sausage he bought earlier to get the black cat into his arms.
He looked around and saw a pile of duck bones. There was no way the black cat ate all of it. The dog probably smelled the duck and stole the food. When the black cat tried to get it back, they got into a fight, and the black cat was chased to the tree.
It was a good thing he came early. If the dog caught the black cat, it wouldn’t be pretty.
He stroked the cat’s head and took a taxi back to Zilang City. Animals weren’t allowed on the high-speed train, so he had to spend money on cab fare again.
It was almost noon when he got home. Youxue walked out when she heard the door opening.
“Brother, where were… ah, a cat!” The girl became excited at the sight of the black cat.
Xia Yu handed the cat to his sister, who happily stroked the cat.
He grabbed some water in the kitchen. He waited for his sister to ask about the cell phone, but no questions came even after he finished two glasses.
If Youxue saw the cell phone on her desk, she’d have known the gift was from him. She wouldn’t not say anything.
Youxue wasn’t rude like that.
Xia Yu frowned, he thought for a bit.
“Youxue, go get an eraser for me.” He gave 10 yuan to his sister.
“OK.” The girl was not unhappy at all with the errand. She put down the black cat and left.
After seeing the girl leave from the balcony, Xia Yu walked toward Xia Dongyang’s room. He kicked hard on the door.