Chapter 242.1 – Carolyn and Divian’s Beautiful Dream
While this became a sleepless night for many in Copperfield, another scene was occurring far, far away in Stuart City.
This time it was Divian who came to Stuart City specifically to find Carolyn. The mutual bosom friend feelings between the two were rather strong, and they would always find some time to meet up. Naturally, their meetings weren’t quite the same as other girls.
That was because the two proceeded to have a great, sweaty fight. Naturally, it was Divian who appeared to stay in a rather good state between the two.
Divian right now was strong, extremely strong. Strong to the point of it being somewhat excessive. In their previous meeting during the OP, Carolyn had already felt the quantitative change Divian was undergoing. From the looks of it now, she had again successfully broken through. Furthermore, it was a breakthrough on all aspects!
Speed, strength, skills, even her fighting spirit, all seemed to have risen.
After completing their spar, the two took a comfortable hot bath before lying on a relaxing beach chair to rest. The bodies of the two ultra-beauties were wrapped up in bath towels, which was willfully parted to reveal their fair and perfect bodies. Due to their absolutely beautiful appearances, this would’ve been more than sufficient enough to instantly kill off any man who witnessed them.
“Losing once in a while really gives one a novel feeling. With regards to people at our level, there isn’t much that can rival it. It seems like we have all the resources desireable, but the opportunity to make breakthroughs is still too rare to come by,” Divian said in a slightly emotional tone while sipping on a cup of blended fruit juice.
“Stop, stop!” Between her laughter and tears, Carolyn immediately interrupted, saying, ”How are others going to live if you’re complaining about possessing too much? Just be content with what you have.”
Smiling, Divian said, “There’s nothing I’m discontent about. It’s just an occasional lament of mine. Speaking of which, you hadn’t improved in the slightest the past half-year. I also heard you’ve been in contact with Solomon? Was that the will of your clan?”
Carolyn also smiled as she replied, “Keeping in contact with Solomon isn’t as complicated as you think. It’s just some business dealings. He bought a few rune cannons from us and only recently found the issue with the cannonballs. As such, he’s trying to dig around here and there, talking to me all day long.”
“Serves them right. The core technique that changed the rune cannons came from Old Potter and isn’t something that empire could just convert. But don’t you think you’re oversimplifying matters?” Divian said with a spurious smile. “Don’t pretend your clan doesn’t care about this matter. They’re purposefully allowing you to take the step forward. Especially since the other side is Solomon. I don’t believe your clan’s higher-ups have no intention of pairing you two together.”
“Perhaps the clan has some thoughts in this area, but he and I aren’t the same kind of people. We can’t seem to work up a conversation in any area.”
“What kind of person does Solomon make you think of?”
Thinking it over a bit, Carolyn answered, “He’s very ambitious and very strong, but too shrewd as a youth. There are times when I feel as though I’m speaking with a member of my father’s generation, or even my ancestor’s when I talk business with him. It’s extremely tiring, you know? He can be considered the type that won’t allow anyone to control him.”
“So you like those obedient types, huh?” Divian had a teasing smile as she continued, “Could it be like that little lover of yours over in Tianjing? What was his name? Did you maintain any kind of contact with him recently?”
Suddenly questioned on this matter, Carolyn gawked slightly before returning to her smile. With a slight sigh she said, “Don’t mention it. I completely forgot about that…”
Mouth gaping in an exaggerated fashion, Divian exclaimed in ‘shock’, “Oh, is that right? We talked about it last time we met and didn’t you say he made your heart go ‘badump’?”
“There was indeed some attraction, but that’s as far as it gets.” Carolyn’s smile turned faint. “Perhaps it will just stay a beautiful and perfect memory for the rest of my life, but there just isn’t any possibility of a good ending.”
Knitting her forehead, Divian asked, “Is it due to the difference in status? Or your clan matters?”
“As if I’m that shallow.” Carolyn appeared more mature than before, during their other meetups, as she said indifferently, “Even if the family was acting troublesome I would still have the ability to make my own decisions when it comes to love. But…”
Looking earnestly at Divian, she continued, “Do you think I would truly be able to get together with him? That we would be able to communicate on the same level? Or even maintain the same level of happiness and joy?”
Divian turned quiet for a while. With their identities and statuses, their lessons, the things they received and enjoyed, it truly was much, much more than what any ordinary person can imagine.
“I guess it’s best that you were able to think about this point. Acting impulsive can only last for a while. As time goes on you’ll discover his various weaknesses and insufficiencies. Rather than endure those feelings of disappointment, it’ll be better for you to leave it as a beautiful memory. Maybe that’s why those children stories don’t have any follow-ups,” Divian said while sipping her fruit juice, swinging her long legs.
Did the prince and princess enjoy a blessed life? Nope. The two would have quickly found out how irritating their partners were.
These two heaven favoured daughters present together revealed a less than respectable image. From time to time they would make small movements that would reveal a bit of their radiance and springtime. Such scenes would definitely drive men mad, while other women would’ve felt despair. Fortunately there was just the two of them and no one else.
A faint smile suddenly appeared on Carolyn’s face as she said, “Perhaps this would also be true for him. He did treat me as though I were an ordinary person.”
For an academy student without a single inkling of a clan background, even if he had some talent he would still have to rush around and tire himself in order to live and survive.
On the other hand, this heaven favoured daughter stood at the top of the Federation since birth and would always be around the elites of the political world, discussing the future development of mankind. There was indeed no way for this couple to have any common words between them. Once their relationship was exposed, then even those with a certain level of background wouldn’t be able to endure the repercussions, nevermind a single weed-like existence.
There was no despise behind this view. Instead, it was just reality. A slightly cruel, cold reality.
Could they fight for it? In the eyes of ordinary people, such an undertaking would be extremely extraordinary, to the point where one would be crowned a hero. But before an enormous leviathan like the Stuart Clan, no matter how combat-capable one was one would just be a higher-priced fighter and nothing else.
“Many things are best when presented in a haze,” Carolyn said calmly. “Rather than walk close to him and break this beautiful memory at the end, it would b e best to let the memories remain forever in my heart. That would be the best ending for this.”
Alright, I understood. In your heart, then, he’ll remain an incomparable and unrivaled hero.” Divian decided to stop questioning Carolyn and just ended with, “I respect your beautiful dream!”
The sound of their glasses clinking together reverberated faintly through the luxurious relaxation room.
Wang Zhong had chatted with Old Potter the entire night, talking about stuff that wasn’t as worthless as what the others had thought. In fact, the conversation they had provided each of them with mutual enlightenment.
For Old Potter, this little Wang Zhong fellow’s basic theory on rune patterns may have appeared a bit shallow in foundation, but his groundbreaking way of thinking and creativity was still stronger than his own. While he had been thinking about ‘1’, this brat had already begun to think about ‘3’. Yet, he still managed to reach that point with extreme reasoning and logic. In comparison, Old Potter felt his own ideas to be too limited in scope.
As for Wang Zhong, while his ideas were on the right track they were still too wide and expansive, and he still needed Old Potter’s help in tying together some of the more important technological summations and evaluations. This summation and evaluation made Wang Zhong sigh with incomparable admiration. It was with this mutual supplementation of deficiencies that led to the both of them seeing the other as having the missing piece to the puzzle. This feeling made them feel absolutely content within their hearts.
With the coaxing of Old Potter, coupled with a few threats and promises, rather than stay in Copperfield Academy and toss himself into scientific research without a thought, Wang Zhong decided to accept working together with Old Potter in writing a thesis paper regarding the lives of rune patterns. The main writer would be Old Potter with Wang Zhong assisting him by his side.
Due to Old Potter’s excitement in preparing the resources for this paper, he completely disappeared the next few days after that night.