Chapter 50 – The First Class
“Let’s battle again!” Xie Xie repeated for the umpteenth time as he rushed to catch up with Tang Wu Lin.
Tang Wu Lin ignored Xie Xie’s calls and headed straight for the dining hall.
“I wasn’t at my best yesterday! If you don’t fight with me, don’t think that I won’t reveal your secrets! ” Xie Xie threatened.
“You can say whatever you want,” Tang Wu Lin replied to his threat nonchalantly. What was he to be afraid of, if he himself knew nothing about the golden scales?
“Don’t disturb my meal time,” Tang Wu Lin told Xie Xie as if he were shooing a fly, and easily moved him aside as he headed for the third window.
“Hey! Come fight me! I’ll treat you to a meal from the first window!” An idea took form in Xie Xie’s mind as he shouted towards Tang Wu Lin’s back.
Tang Wu Lin, who was originally headed towards the third window, suddenly returned to Xie Xie’s side, as if his back was attached to a rope and it had been yanked backwards.
“Are you serious?” He still had cravings for the meals from the first window. After having tasted the food from the second window the day before, he could feel the significant difference the nutritious food had made for his body. He had felt distinctly more comfortable when he woke up this morning. He had been able to feel it throughout his whole body, as if each and every inch of his muscles had been revitalised.
“Of course!” Xie Xie answered back proudly.
“Until I’ve had enough?” Tang Wu Lin’s pair of large eyes brightened up.
“As much as you can eat. Didn’t they say that you have a huge appetite? Show me your ability. I’ll let you eat until you can’t take any more food!” Xie Xie’s lips curled into a smile as he spoke.
Half an hour later, Xie Xie was already beginning to regret his promise.
“Are you even human? You’ve already eaten 30 phoenix turtle eggs, and you still have room for more?”
A meal from the second window cost 300 federation coins, and a meal from the first window could cost up to 1,000 federation coins. Tang Wu Lin wasn’t aware of these costs, and had already finished at least fifteen meals, but it seemed that he hadn’t filled up just yet.
“Let’s just forget about this, then. I’ll stop eating.” Tang Wu Lin felt a little ashamed. He had no idea how much one meal course would cost, but with the quantity that he had consumed, it was definitely not cheap.
Seeing that Tang Wu Lin was moving towards the third window, Xie Xie rushed forward to grab him and answered fiercely, “Eat. Why did you stop? You’ve already insulted my body, I am not going to let you insult my character as well. I’ll keep my word.”
A meal from the first window gave Tang Wu Lin an astoundingly different feeling. He had never tasted anything as delicious as this. The meal from the second window, though nutritious, was bland. However, this meal from the first window was utterly different, even when putting its incredible taste aside. As Tang Wu Lin consumed the food, it warmed up his whole stomach and filled him with an inexpressibly comfortable feeling. The warmth from the food flowed into all his limbs and bones, heat radiating off Tang Wu Lin’s body. It felt as though there was a wave of energy gently vibrating within him.
Tang Wu Lin finally stopped at his twenty-second meal, satiated.
Xie Xie rolled his eyes, “What? Are you full?”
Tang Wu Lin smiled, “I’ve forgotten that your name’s Xie Xie1. I was thanking you.”
After understanding what Tang Wu Lin meant, Xie Xie cooly replied, “Remember your promise to me.” Though he was wealthy, Xie Xie only had so much pocket money, and the total price of Tang Wu Lin’s servings made him cringe a little. The sum for the repairs of the previous day amounted to around 20,000 coins, on top of the 20,000 today, totalled to approximately 40,000 coins. Worst of all, he wasn’t sure if he buying another beating or not…
Today, Wu Zhang Kong was wearing a pair of pants colored in grey, black and white, along with a white shirt. His attire’s style was simple, but it accentuated his tall and slim figure.
By simply standing, his body emitted blasts of cold air, silencing the class effectively.
Tang Wu Lin wore the most satisfied expression, actually looking relaxed. With his tummy full of goodness from the first window, how could he not be? The gushes of warmth were slowly stirring up the soul power inside him. It was true, then, that good and nutritious food could promote a body’s quality and could shorten one’s cultivation speed.
“Today officially marks the start of your classes. Most of your lessons will be taught by me. Stand up,” Wu Zhang Kong spoke with a cold attitude.
The whole class quickly jumped to their feet.
“Come with me!” Wu Zhang Kong shoved both his hands into his pockets and walked out of the classroom, followed closely by the students. Being new at this, they lacked the concept of queuing up, which made it looked like a mess. However, nobody dared to speak aloud in front of this icily arrogant god and his powerful aura.
Wu Zhang Kong brought the group of students to the field. “Line up in pairs, and stand properly.”
Tang Wu Lin was the tallest in class, after Zhou Zhang Xi. The four roommates were once again standing together. Both Tang Wu Lin and Zhou Zhang Xi formed a single file, with Yun Xiao and Xie Xie beside them.
Wu Zhang Kong spoke deeply, “For the first lesson today, you will be showing me your abilities. Thereafter, you will proceed into actual combat. I’ll be the judge. Elimination will occur after a single loss. Show me your true colours!”
A girl raised her hand, “Teacher Wu, I am a Tool Soul Master, do I need to join in the actual combat?”
Wu Zhang Kong answered the student icily, “In the battlefield, would your enemy spare you if you told them you were a Tool Soul Master? First group, prepare yourselves, we shall start from this end.” He pointed towards Tang Wu Lin and Zhou Zhang Xi’s end.
Contrary to experiencing the anxiety that most students felt, Zhou Zhang Xi became excited almost instantaneously. He couldn’t accept having been punched out the window by Tang Wu Lin, but after witnessing Tang Wu Lin defeat Xie Xie after only two strikes, his urge to fight had been quelled when the Director gave the order to stop fighting.
“That’s good. Let’s compete with our strength! I don’t believe your strength will be greater than mine.” Zhou Zhang Xi’s eyes lit up as he directed his words at Tang Wu Lin.
Tang Wu Lin remained silent.
Wu Zhang Kong commanded the students to form a circle around the competing duo.
“You may begin. No rules as to how you may defeat your opponent,” Wu Zhang Kong pointed out plainly, but his words were directed towards the entire student body as well.
Zhou Zhang Xi roared loudly, wide-eyed. His soul ring appeared as a white circle beneath his feet, the ray of light instantly flowing upwards, following the contour of his body. In the same moment, his massive build grew in size, particularly the muscles in both his arms, which were visibly swelling up beneath his school uniform.
A little brown monkey appeared on his shoulder. It seemed to be his spirit soul, a ten year spirit soul.
First soul skill, Power Amplification!
Zhou Zhang Xi took big strides in Tang Wu Lin’s direction, producing a thundering ‘dongdong’ sound when he stopped on both of his feet. As a match to his massive build, there was his aggressive vigour.
A few long strides took him to Tang Wu Lin’s side. With both his hands stretched in Tang Wu Lin’s direction, he aimed at both Tang Wu Lin’s shoulders at once.
Tang Wu Lin shot out both his fists at the same time, aiming towards both Zhou Zhang Xi’s hands.
Deng, deng, deng! The massively-built Zhou Zhang Xi was forced backwards three steps before he managed to regain his balance.
With a big step forward, Tang Wu Lin threw a punch in Zhou Zhang Xi’s direction.
To counter Tang Wu Lin’s punch, Zhou Zhang Xi gritted his teeth and forced out all the strength within his body into the punch directed at Tang Wu Lin.
- Thank you is pronounced as Xie Xie in chinese. ↩