Volume 3: Chapter 8 – I Miss You
Everyone returned to their own rooms. Wang Zheng was no exception and very quickly fell asleep.
In the dark of the night, the Rubik’s Cube in Wang Zheng’s chest suddenly began to glow. It emitted a faint beam of light in an abnormal wave band.
Weapons System Detected … Entering… Analysing…
Unknown Civilization, Rank B. Determined to have value in analysis
Implementing Perfect Super Wargod Plan!
The base’s mainframe computer suddenly spiked for a brief moment, for barely a second, before it went back to normal operational levels. No one seemed to notice this small fluctuation.
During the second day’s roll call, everyone except for Wang Zheng reported for training.
Zhuo Mu waved his hand, “No need to bother with him. The rest of you will continue with the special training.”
Meng Tian and Zhang Shan looked at each other in surprise. They both understood Wang Zheng’s personality. How could he ever be absent?
In his room, Wang Zheng slept in a deep slumber. Even after the soldiers woke him, he was still extremely groggy. He could not continue with the training, and they removed him from the special training.
Wang Zheng felt extremely helpless. He did not know what was wrong with his body. He did not know what the Rubik’s Cube had done. He felt as if the cube had sucked all his energy, and he had no strength left in his entire body.
He had wanted to call out Skeleton for an explanation, but instead he chose to tolerate his situation. Poor Wang Zheng, who had been sent back to school, only wanted to sleep, and he spent each day in a half-awakened state.
Yao Ailun was a nerd, and Chen Xiu was a minor. Neither of them were experienced in taking care of others. During his convalescence, Wang Zheng often felt that someone placed a hot towel on his forehead. When he was finally able to open his eyes, he saw Ye Zisu by his side.
“… Why am I in the female’s dormitory?”
“Brother Zheng, we are in our own dormitory, 007. Student Zisu has been taking care of you for the past two days. You have been in a daze this whole time. When we took you in for a checkup, they said you had overexerted yourself. What did they do in the special training? Are they trying to mess up your body? We Physics Department students are not suited for such things!”
Chen Xiu said these things in a concerned tone. Just by looking at Zhang Shan’s body, one could see that it was fierce and unyielding. Compared to him, however, Wang Zheng’s body did not seem to be suited for special training. Therefore, he was afflicted with this problem.
Wang Zheng smiled bitterly. He had not even had the chance to attempt the special training. Bitch, once he fully recovered, he would definitely summon Bonehead and get him to explain what had happened.
Wang Zheng struggled to sit up, and his entire body throbbed with a dull ache. Ye Zisu immediately helped him up, “Ah you! You don’t need to strive so hard. You won’t become fat just by eating an extra mouthful!1”
“Thank you,” said Wang Zheng. Other than that, he did not know what else to say.
Ye Zisu gave a slight smile, “Why are you being so polite to me? We are friends, and taking of people is a girl’s natural ability.”
“When will I be able to get a friend like this?” Yao Ailun asked enviously.
“Older Sister Zisu, you’re extremely pretty. If I was Brother Zheng, I would definitely choose to chase you,” Chen Xiu said with apparent naivety and a look of pure innocence.
Wang Zheng had no energy at all. If he had any strength in his body, he would have definitely punched that bastard. Chen Xiu obviously embarrassed Wang Zheng on purpose.
Ye Zisu shook her head, “He already has someone he likes.”
Wang Zheng stared blankly at her. He did? How did he not even know himself?
Looking at Ye Zisu’s gaze, however, Wang Zheng suddenly realized who she referred to. He helplessly shrugged his shoulders, it would be completely impossible to be together with her.
Xiao Shi was not actually Xiao Shi.
The door was kicked open. An individual energetically rushed into the room. It was Professor Xiao Fei.
“Wang Zheng you little bastard! You dare to skip my class… Ah, what happened to you?”
Xiao Fei stared blankly at the pale-faced Wang Zheng, “I heard you were removed from the special training. How could Steel Leg Zhuo mess you up to this extent!”
Wang Zheng hurriedly waved his hands, “It has nothing to do with Teacher Zhuo. My body just couldn’t handle it.”
“Haven’t I already told you? You’re not meant for that sort of activity. So long as you focus on a single path, that will be enough. No need to take any detours,” Xiao Fei sighed.
Dear Student Wang did not know whether to laugh or to cry. Xiao Fei then gazed at Ye Zisu and sized her up, “Not bad. Is she your girlfriend? Tsk tsk, your standards aren’t bad.”
Ye Zisu stood up, “Hello professor Xiao Fei. I am his friend Ye Zisu. We went to highschool together.”
This was not the first time that someone had misunderstood their relationship. Wang Zheng felt slightly embarrassed. “Haha, professor, she is just a friend.”
“Oh? A friend? Zisu, this little fellow isn’t bad. You should grab hold of him. In this day and age, nine out of ten guys are just weird. Go for him now and hope for the best, even if it doesn’t work out later.”
The three male students in the dormitory broke out in a cold sweat. Professor Xiao Fei was truly too ruthless.
“All’s good. There’s someone taking care of you, so I will be taking my leave.”
Barely a few moments after arriving, Xiao Fei left, Yan Xiaosu rushed in with a basket of fruit. Wang Zheng suddenly felt very fortunate. There were so many people who cared about him.
Ye Zisu did not worry about other people’s ridicule and directly helped Wang Zheng peel the fruits. The other three continued to engage in chatter with Wang Zheng, especially engaging in gossip.
The truth was that the vast majority of the students at the school had a very relaxed and happy lifestyle. None of them were as focused as Wang Zheng.
Everyone knew they would have their own paths to follow in the future, and they realized that they should seek to enjoy their life in college. To attend classes, to flirt with others, and to discuss hopes and dreams were all things to do as part of the ideal college life.
Although Wang Zheng’s body had come out of the Rubik’s Cube, his spirit was still not back to earth from it All he could do was dream of ways to improve himself. Honestly, it was bad to place himself under such pressure.
Back in the competition training facility, the special training was not going smoothly. Zhang Shan and Ma Xiao both aimed for Meng Tian, and they were particularly active in training. Despite that, Meng Tian still treated them with disdain. A man had to be a winner.
To be frank, with Zhang Shan’s physique and reflexes, not going to the Mech Department could be considered a waste of talent. He and Wang Zheng’s situation were quite similar. Due to the “stunts” that Wang Zheng had pulled off, however, he was forced into the situation he was in right now. Steel Leg Zhuo did not care about one’s year in college, he aimed to use the special training’s results to determine the individual placings, including the team leader’s position.
As a result, Ma Xiao was also forced to perform at 120 percent of his limits. Furthermore he was also a senior student, and if he were to be beaten by a junior, such an act would be truly humiliating. Truthfully speaking, he was under tremendous pressure. Merely competing with the bull-like Zhang Shang was already a headache. In addition, he had to deal with Masasi. What made things worse was that Masasi was extremely interested in contending for the position of team leader.
With regards to Wang Zheng, after being removed from the special training, he spent the entire day resting and had recovered almost 70 to 80 percent of his energy. As a result, he was barely able to attend class. Despite that, he tried to summon Bonehead, but unfortunately, he could get no reaction out of the Rubik’s Cube, and thus he could only wait.
In the Sagittarius System, Lin Huiyin’s tour group had already finished their preparations. Huiyin, however, had received an extremely strange piece of news.
Before a princess underwent the coming of age ceremony, they were allowed one request. So long as the request was not too outrageous, the royal family would definitely attempt to fulfil the request to the best of their abilities. It could be considered a blessing from the king himself. Her cousin had chosen to waste her request on something trivial.
The princess very quickly realized she could meet her certain someone. What kind of three headed six armed individual could possess such charisma?
Many students attended Xiao Fei’s morning lesson. Wang Zheng found a nice seat and sat down. If he was unable to make it for the lesson, then so be it. Since he was here, he would definitely sit in the front row to prevent the professor from flipping out.
Yao Ailun and Chen Xiu were still concerned about Wang Zheng’s body. The two of them sat on his left and right. “Brother Zheng, don’t you want to rest for another day? You can ask for a day of leave from Professor Xiao.”
“I am not that weak. I am fine,” Wang Zheng replied as he laughed.
“Wang Zheng, I would recommend you to focus on physics. After that you can find a beautiful girl and get into a meaningful relationship with her. Enjoy the college student life! Why would you want to torture yourself? We are cultured individuals, we are not of the same breed as those barbarians. Ye Zisu treats you extremely well, and yet she has no boyfriend. Her family is also well to do! You wouldn’t be able to find a girl like her even if you looked with a lantern! Don’t be ignorant of the blessings around you!”
Yao Ailun admonished. Frankly speaking, if any girl were to treat him as well as Ye Zisu treated Wang Zheng, he would definitely be unable to control himself.
“Yeah! Brother Zheng, I guess you don’t really like Meng Tian right. Although Elder Sister Meng Tian has a fiery hot body, I think Ye Zisu is way more gentle. Girls like her are the best!”
Chen Xiu spoke earnestly.
Wang Zheng could only bitterly smile. He wished he could beat the two of them to death. Perhaps he should have put to rest those fantasies of his. What was done was done. He was merely an ordinary individual. Was it time to face reality?
At this point in time, the noisy classroom turned completely silent. A girl walked into the classroom, glancing around as she entered.
The students in the class caught their breaths. How could there be such a pretty girl?
Even good looking celebrities could not be compared to her! One look into her eyes would absolutely captivate someone. Her eyes were so amazing that even her beautiful features paled in comparison.
The classroom was surprisingly quiet as everyone stared at the foreign girl. She was definitely not from Wargod College. Such a beautiful girl would definitely have been noticed the moment she stepped into the college grounds!
The girl looked as though she was looking for someone.
At this point in time, everyone in the class hoped that they were the target of her searching gaze. Despite wearing simple clothes, she obviously possessed an unattainable aura of grandeur.
The girl’s clenched and unclenched her fist, as though she was slightly nervous and anxious.
Student Yao stared blankly at her, “She is truly a goddess. Heavens, how could such a beautiful girl exist!”
Just as the rest of the class was dazed by her beauty and bearing, so was Chen Xiu who sat next to Wang Zheng. He sat absolutely speechless. Raising his head from his self-pitying slump, Student Wang’s gaze focused on the girl, and his eyes widened in shock. Shaking his head and rubbing his eyes he exclaimed, “Fuck, am I hallucinating?”
Wang Zheng had already buried certain thoughts into the depths of his heart. Previously when she had been around, he did not feel anything special regarding her. Only after she had left did he feel a sense of longing for her. Regardless, the distance between the two of them was just too vast. Wang Zheng was a reasonable person, and knowing the futility of wishing for the impossible, he chose to bury those thoughts.
Could it be that this sense of longing was a sickness?
At long last the girl seemed to find who she had been looking for. Step by step, she approached him.
“Hello fellow classmate, may I have your seat?”
The girl asked when she stood in front of Yao Ailun. Dear Student Ailun could only nod, his head empty of all other thought.
“Why are you here?” Wang Zheng foolishly asked. It seemed as though he was not hallucinating. A familiar impulse surged up from the depths of his heart.
Aina gave a brilliant smile, “I missed you.”
Those three simple words seemed like thousands of words2. Wang Zheng grabbed Aina’s hand, and at this moment, Xiao Fei walked in. After seeing the sight in front of her, she too was shocked and could only cough dryly several times.
“This is Wang Shishi. She is an exchange student. I hope everyone will take care of her.”
As if sitting there was the most natural thing in the world, Aina settled next to Wang Zheng. Their two gazes interlocked, and it seemed as though nothing else mattered.
Below the table, their two’s hands remained intertwined. Instead of letting go, they held hands even more tightly.
Chen Xiu and Yao Ailun were absolutely petrified. What kind of world did they live in!
Professor Xiao Fei’s class was usually exceptionally engaging. Due to this new student’s presence, the entire class seemed absent minded. Everyone frequently glanced at the girl sitting in the first row. Even her back was seductive to them.
“Why is your hair black?” Wang Zheng asked with a silly expression on his face. It felt as though he was dreaming.
“I can’t reveal my true identity,” Aina replied as she lightly bit her lip, her heart pounding against her chest. The entire situation seemed as though he was in a dream. Yet the truth was that she was right in front of him yet again.