Chapter 235.1 – Highland Beef
Shooting a glance at Laura, who was seated at the front, Fiona indicated her interest in hearing the opinion of her niece. After all, she had taught Laura all about the common formation. Ignoring the addition of the dimension bear that would change a typical 5 v 5 group battle into a 6 v 5, the most orthodox formation involves at least two controllers and two vanguards.
Last year, Laura and her squad members were still immature, having a shallow understanding of the common formation. As such, they lacked flexibility in their teamwork, rendering their 6 v 5 explosive bear combat lineup useless and ridiculed as a joke. However, a year has passed since then. So the question remains: how much has Laura improved by?
Seeing Fiona glance in her direction, Laura smiled before standing up to share her point of view. “The answers provided by Captain Leo and Captain Paul are both brilliant and insightful. With regards to this topic on the common formation, I do not have anything else to add. However, I think that Captain Wang Zhong of the Tianjing Academy might have some other understanding about this. Not long ago, they had used a 3:2 lineup of the common formation and defeated Adolf Academy in battle. Perhaps, we can hear his thought processes on this.”
Fiona was bemused by the boldness of Laura’s words. She knew Laura all too well. Wasn’t that Wang Zhong from Tianjing Academy the person that had ‘mistakenly’ peeped at Laura when she was bathing and changing clothes? Knowing how violent Laura could get and yet seeing this fellow get away with not a single injury was a miracle in her eyes.
Looking towards Wang Zhong, a sliver of anticipation flashed in Laura’s eyes. After repeatedly reflecting and comparing his movements to videos of his battles, Laura couldn’t help but felt that something was amiss. After all, she was the one who was most familiar with ‘him’. She even thought about him everyday. To face up against another who could do the same evasive maneuver as ‘him’. Even their physique was similar…
However, to others, such a gaze from her brought about amusement, as stifled laughter peppered the classroom.
Laura had always exceeded the expectations of the people. When everyone had predicted that she would bring death to that ‘pervert’, she had not. Instead, she had done nothing for a couple of days, as though the incident had never happened. However, when everyone had assumed that she had magnanimously chose not to bother about it, she instead dealt such a hand. From the looks of it, Laura was actually preparing to torment that brat.
After all, there’s only that much that could be said about the common formation, all of which has already been covered by Leo and Paul. What more could Wang Zhong add?
“In my opinion, both captains have explained the concept of the common formation in a concise and brilliant manner. I do not have anything more to add to what they had said.” replied Wang Zhong in an earnest tone.
Immediately, everyone casted their contemptuous gazes upon him. What nonsense is he sprouting? Everyone had came down here for this special training to display their abilities. Even if he had to repeat some points, he should had vocalised some of his viewpoints at the very least!
Recovering immediately from her surprise, Fiona nodded her head and said, “Let’s end the discussions here. Two days from now, the special class will conduct some lessons for group battle training. I look forward to seeing how each and every one of you perform then.”
Other than Laura, Leo and Paul were undoubtedly the other two leading figures in this special class. Both of them did not say anything in response to what Wang Zhong had said, perhaps because they felt that Wang Zhong was not yet at their level. Instead, it was the vice captain of Saxon Academy, Sully, who spoke out. “The battle in which Tianjing had defeated Adolf, was classic example of the weak defeating the strong,” declared Sully with an impish grin. “I believe that Captain Wang Zhong’s commandeering skills are one of the best. If our captain agrees, I would really like for Tianjing squad led by Captain Wang Zhong to provide some pointers to our Saxon Academy.”
Due to Laura’s interference, Wang Zhong had already become the target of public criticism, although this could be said to be a very small punishment to endure.
Originally, Paul didn’t plan on agreeing to this arrangement. From his point of view, he always had the interest of Saxon Academy in mind. Engaging in frivolous battles that would reveal any vital information about their group formation and tactics was needlessly foolhardy. Even if they were to engage in a causal bout, there was no much splendor in them winning against Tianjing Academy. Sully’s actions were way out of line this time.
However, without knowing the actual details about the matter, Laura exclaimed out in excitement, “That will definitely be a spectacular match to behold!”
The words of the goddess were indeed different from that of mere mortals. Her words immediately changed the intended actions of Paul. With a faint smile on his face, Paul said, “Are you interested in a battle, Captain Wang Zhong?”
“Glady! Please be gently with us,” replied Wang Zhong happily. Since they were here, they wanted to battle and test the limits of their combat strategies. Furthermore, none of the members of Tianjing Squadron were afraid of losing!
Paul nodded his head, noting Wang Zhong’s clear and quick reply. It seems like he has more courage than he looks. Perhaps them winning Adolf wasn’t a fluke. However, none of that made any difference.
Though everyone had varying thoughts about this person’s confident reply, all of them shared one common though: their defeat would not matter much. However, what baffled them was the response of the members of Tianjing Squadron. Even if their captain was an air-headed idiot, why did all the other members of the Sqaudron had faces filled with excitement and anticipation?
All of them, even the seemingly simple minded pretty looking beauty, Hymin, whose figure was just only slightly inferior to Laura, along with that bubbly Emily. Even Scarlet, who gave a steady and gentle impression to everyone over the last two days, had a look of excitement and anticipation on her face!
Are they all turning into masochists? Or were they infected by their stupid and “chuunibyou” captain, and were now blinded with confidence?
All in all, the responses of their entire squad were extremely weird, vastly different from one weaklings typically should have.
Just like that, the first lesson ended. The image that Tianjing Academy gave to people transformed into that consisting of a chuunibyou captain, along with an entire squad of chuunibyous.
As the saying goes, birds of the same feathers flock together! Truly a pity for those four beautiful and outstanding Tianjing Academy girls!
At noon, Fiona brought everyone to enjoy a sumptuous lunch. Although the portions weren’t much, they were chock full of nutrients and provided ample energy to everyone. This was especially true for the dessert, which was papaya, a favourite for both Laura and Fiona. The many parallels between Laura and Fiona simply reinforced the notion of how powerful the genes of the Potter family was. Even the lass Emily, who did not typically eat desserts, couldn’t resist taking a bite. Was this why Wang Zhong always treated Emily as a kid?
Emily had confidence of her own ability. The only thing hindering her was that it has yet to fully blossom.
The afternoon lesson was another theoretical one, with the topic focused on the understanding of runic patterns. Teaching the class was an old man with a face full of wrinkles. When he spoke his credentials, he truly appeared extremely scary. His titles included being the vice dean of the Federation’s Institute of Sciences, the honorary headmaster of Copperfield, the elder of the Potter Family, a well known author, runic pattern scientist… a long string of titles that dazzled everyone present.
Hence, even though this old man appeared slightly absent minded while teaching, and had even answered two skylink calls in front of everyone and lacking the slightest awareness as a teacher, there wasn’t anyone that dared to show the slightest bit of disrespect to him.
Seemingly possessing the same hobby as Laura’s paternal aunt, the old headmaster was not focused on simply teaching the lesson. Furthermore, in an even more exaggerated fashion, he threw out numerous theoretical propositions, while using this opportunity to observe every single person in the class. Afterall, he could do whatever he wanted.