• Akiko: Talking Elbows

Volume eleventh.farewell

The melody of the harmonica is very beautiful.

口琴的旋律很动听。

And the harmonica sound seemed to be mixed with inexplicable rhythm, surpassing ordinary music.

而且那口琴声里好像夹杂着莫名的韵律,超越了寻常的音乐

It was like the feeling the nightmare brought to Qing Chen last night.

就像是昨夜,梦魇带给庆尘的感觉一样。

But when all the prisoners were immersed in the wonderful music, Qing Chen couldn’t suppress the surprise and shock in his heart at all.

可是当所有囚犯都沉浸在美妙音乐里时,庆尘却根本无法压制自己内心里的惊讶与震撼。

Because he has heard this song…Farewell.

长亭外,古道边,芳草碧连天。

Outside the long pavilion, beside the ancient road, there are green grass and sky.

因为他听过这首曲子……送别。

Qing Chen’s pupils gradually contracted. Isn’t this the world after crossing? Why would there be this song of farewell.

庆尘瞳孔渐渐收缩,这不是穿越后的世界吗,为何也会有送别这首歌。

At the moment he saw the mechanical civilization, he thought that this place should have nothing to do with the earth.

他曾在见到机械文明的那一刻,以为这里与地球应该毫无关联。

But now it seems that he was wrong, is this the future of the earth?

可现在看来他错了,难道这里是地球的未来?

Qing Chen began to search the memories in his mind, trying to find clues from the books in the reading zone he jotted down yesterday.

庆尘开始搜索脑海中的记忆,试图从他昨天记下的阅读区书籍里寻找线索。

But the result disappointed him again, those soul chicken soup and philosophy could not help him.

可是结果让他再次失望了,那些心灵鸡汤和哲学并不能帮助到他。

The harmonica stopped, and there was a noise again from the 18th prison.

口琴声停歇了,18号监狱里再次传来喧哗声。

At a certain moment, Qing Chen suddenly felt that this prison was like an Colosseum.

某一刻,庆尘忽然觉得这座监狱就像是一个斗兽场。

Closed behind the alloy gates are steel monsters representing all kinds of desires.

一扇扇合金闸门背后关着的,是一头头代表着各种欲望的钢铁怪兽。

When the gate was opened, he was no longer as jerky and vigilant as he was on the first day, but directly passed the prisoners in the line and walked straight to the square downstairs.

待到闸门打开,他不再像第一天那般生涩与警惕,而是直接越过列队的囚犯们,径直的朝楼下广场走去。

Unauthorized actions did not attract drones in the sky, and no robot guards took a second look at him.

擅自行动没有招来天穹上的无人机,也没有机器警卫多看他一眼.

As soon as he arrived outside the restaurant, Lin Xiaoxiao smiled and greeted him: “Good morning…Will you not sleep?”

刚到餐厅外面,林小笑便笑眯眯的和他打起了招呼:“早上好呀……没睡好吗?”

At this time, Qing Chen was holding two dark circles under his eyes, he looked at Lin Xiaoxiao coldly, and asked if I could sleep well, don’t you know in your heart?

此时庆尘顶着两个黑眼圈,他冷冷的看着林小笑,心说我能不能睡好,你心里不清楚吗?

Some people say that a dream is only eight minutes long, which is extremely short compared to the entire life.

有人说一个梦最长只有八分钟时间,相对整个生命来说极其短暂。

However, after Qing Chen ended his nightmare yesterday, he counted his countdown. The nightmare had sleepy him for more than two hours. He did not feel the passage of time in the nightmare.

然而庆尘昨天结束梦魇以后数了一下自己的倒计时,那个梦魇竟是困了他两个多小时,他在梦魇里完全没有感觉到时间的流逝。

Moreover, after getting rid of the nightmare, he lay in bed thinking about things for a long time, and did not fall asleep until midnight.

而且,从梦魇里脱困之后,他躺在床上又思索了很久的事情,直到半夜才沉沉睡去。

Although Qing Chen had the ability to never forget, he was still an ordinary person in essence, and was different from a special group of people like Lin Xiaoxiao. There was no way to survive the middle of the night and still live the next day.

庆尘虽然有过目不忘的能力,但他本质上仍旧是个普通人,和林小笑这种特殊人群是不一样的,没办法熬了大半夜第二天还能生龙活虎。

Li Shutong glanced at Qing Chen’s face and said, “Ordinary people will be greatly injured when they come out of the nightmare, and will be languid for most of the day, but you are special. In the nightmare, you got rid of Xiaoxiao’s control and picked up the dagger. You can still stand today. It’s already amazing.”

李叔同看了一眼庆尘的面色说道:“一般人从梦魇里出来都会大伤元气,萎靡不振大半天时间,不过你比较特别,在梦魇里挣脱了小笑的控制拿起来了匕首,今天还能站着就已经很了不起了。”

Qing Chen sat down opposite him and asked straightforwardly: “How to become a person like him?”

庆尘在他对面坐下,竟是开门见山的问道:“怎么成为像他一样的人?”

Li Shutong smiled: “You are straightforward, but you can’t go his way, but it’s better to go my way.”

李叔同笑了:“你倒是直截了当,不过你不能走他的路,反而更适合走我的路。”

As soon as these words came out, Qing Chen clearly felt that the expressions of Ye Wan and Lin Xiaoxiao were strange.

这话一出,庆尘分明感觉到叶晚与林小笑的表情都出现了异样。

For some reason, he suddenly felt that the atmosphere became more serious, and even the big cat who was napping raised his head to look at him.

不知道为什么,他忽然感觉气氛严肃了一些,就连那只打盹的大猫都抬起头来看他。

He wanted to ask Li Shutong’s road, what the road was.

他很想问问李叔同的路,到底是什么路。

However, judging from Lu Guangyi’s attitude towards Li Shutong, this person may be a very famous person outside, so many people should know what the road Li Shutong is referring to.

可是从路广义对李叔同的态度来看,这位在外面可能是非常有名的人物,那就应该有很多人知道李叔同所指的路是什么。

And he is a traverser, and it may be okay to talk about messy thoughts, but it is fatal to ask questions that are not common sense.

而自己是一个穿越者,说点乱七八糟的碎碎念还可能没事,但问出很没常识的问题,就很致命了。

Qing Chen skipped the doubts and asked again: “How can you go your way?”

庆尘跳过疑惑,再次问道:“怎么才能走你的路?”

“Don’t get me wrong,” Li Shutong smiled.

“你别误会了,”李叔同笑了。

When Li Shutong laughed, the traces left by the years in the corner of his eyes made Qing Chen realize that the other party may be older than he thought.

当李叔同笑起来时,岁月在他眼角留下的痕迹才能让庆尘意识到,对方的年纪可能比自己想象的要大。

Li Shutong continued: “Ye Wan and Lin Xiaoxiao couldn’t walk my way because they were a little late when they met me. And although I admire you now, it’s not enough.”

李叔同继续说道:“叶晚和林小笑是因为遇见我的时候有些晚了,所以没法走我的路。而我现在虽然欣赏你,但还不够。”

“Understood,” Qing Chen nodded.

“明白了,”庆尘点头。

This makes sense.

这才合乎情理。

He felt that if someone saw him right away and gave him a lesson, then the other party might be very problematic.

他觉得,若是有人对自己一见如故然后倾囊相授,那对方可能很有问题。

What I face may not be opportunities, but dangers.

自己面对的可能不是机遇,而是危险。

But for Qing Chen, being able to touch the edge of the mysterious world was enough.

不过对于庆尘来说,能够接触到那神秘世界的边缘,就已经足够了。

It was something he had daydreamed about before, something that had never existed on earth.

那是他以前做过白日梦、地球上不曾有的东西。

Now I am very close to those.

现在自己距离那些,已经很近了。

“How about it, are you still playing chess today?” Li Shutong looked at Xiang Qingchen: “I think your mental state is very bad, or just take a day off. The most important thing about chess is to meet your opponents. If you are not in a good state Good to win, that’s not interesting.”

“怎么样,今天还下棋吗?”李叔同看向庆尘:“我看你精神状态很不好,要不就休息一天吧。下棋这种事最讲究的就是棋逢对手,若是趁你状态不好赢了,那也没什么意思。”

As the prisoners lined up to eat and eat, more and more prisoners walked freely in the restaurant.

随着囚犯们列队打饭、吃饭,餐厅里自由行走的囚犯越来越多了。

Today is a little different. Many prisoners are watching Qing Chen’s movement while eating.

今天有些不同,很多囚犯一边吃一边关注着庆尘这边的动静。

Some people even stood up to eat with their dinner plates, their eyes fixed on the chessboard.

甚至还有些人端着餐盘站起来吃,目光紧紧盯着棋盘。

In fact, there are not many prisoners present who can understand chess. This is a recreational activity out of the times.

其实在场囚犯能看懂象棋的人并不多,这本就是个脱离时代的娱乐活动了。

It’s just that Li Shutong likes it, so everyone needs to pay attention.

只不过李叔同喜欢,那大家就有关注的必要。

What if he has a talent for chess and is valued by Li Shutong?

万一自己也有下棋天赋,被李叔同看重了呢?

Of course, this is just an imagination. More people pay attention to the chess game because it is too idle.

当然,这只是一种畅想,更多人关注棋局,还是因为太闲了。

In the past, Uncle Li watched the endgame with him alone, no one dared to stare at it. Now that there is a game of Qingchen, the atmosphere seems to be much more relaxed, and Ye Wan no longer scolds people.

以前李叔同自己一个人看残局,没人敢盯着这边看,现在有庆尘对弈,气氛似乎轻松了许多,叶晚也不再拿目光刮人了。

On the side, even Lu Guangyi watched with interest, and a group of people followed him as if stars were arching over the moon.

一旁,连路广义也兴致勃勃的看着,他身后还跟着一群人宛如众星拱月似的。

Lu Guangyi enjoys this very much.

路广义对此非常享受。

Chess was originally a game between you and me, but Qing Chen simply said every move of his chess this time, as if he had predicted that Li Shutong would cooperate with him, and directly deduced the chess game to the final chapter.

象棋本是你来我往的对弈,但庆尘这次干脆了当的说出了自己的每一步棋,像是已经料定了李叔同会配合自己走棋似的,直接将棋局推演到了终章。

Qing Chen’s red car entered the game to attract black generals, echoing the final four-strikes, forming a lore.

庆尘的红车入局吸引黑将,与最终兵四进一相呼应,构成绝杀。

This is a subtle hand that ordinary people can hardly think of.

这是常人难以想到的精妙一手。

Others may not know what Qing Chen is talking about, but Li Shu also knows it.

其他人或许不知道庆尘在说什么,但李叔同一定懂。

There is only one way to break the game of driving the imperial court!

想要破投驱帝庭这一局,就只有这一条路可走!

Li Shutong raised his head and glanced at Qing Chen, and then buckled his black veteran on the chessboard: “I thought you were not in a good state of mind. I won and I was taking advantage of the danger, but I didn’t think I was worrying too much.”

李叔同抬头看了庆尘一眼,便将自己黑方老将倒扣在棋盘上:“我还以为你精神状态不太好,我赢了算趁人之危,没想到是我多虑了。”

In the crowd, Lu Guangyi’s younger brother heard Lu Guangyi murmur: “You won again, this is too handsome. Regardless of where you won, as long as you can win a person like Li Shutong, it will be worth all your life. I also want to learn chess!”

人群里,路广义的小弟听到路广义喃喃道:“又赢了,这也太帅了吧。别管是在哪方面赢的,只要能赢李叔同这样的人物一次一辈子也都值了啊,我也想学象棋!

The group of younger brothers who had just been gathered didn’t understand why Lu Guangyi was also interested in things like chess.

那群刚刚被收拢的小弟有些不明白,路广义为何也会对象棋这种东西感兴趣。

You know, although Lu Guangyi’s military strength is outstanding in the 18th prison, his education level is definitely the lowest.

要知道,路广义虽然武力值在18号监狱里出类拔萃,但文化水平绝对是垫底的那一拨。

At this time, Qing Chen looked at Li Shutong and asked, “Can I ask you a question?”

这时,庆尘看着李叔同问道:“我能问你一个问题吗?”

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