Chapter 23 – Dying Bright in the Gold Road (III)

Part 3

“Reporting in.” Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong yelled out after running in front of the teachers.

The roll call teacher immediately stopped. This teacher was around fifty, had a large frame, with a dark, hairless face and showed a stern appearance.

“Which class do you two belong to? What happened?”

Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong both recognized this teacher. He was called Du Weilun. The director of the Outer School Battle Spirit Department. He had the greatest power in the outer school.

Huo Yuhao loudly responded, “Teacher Du, Class One Huo Yuhao, Wang Dong, late because of over-practicing.”

Du Weilun’s face darkened, “To be late for the examination. Do you still have any sense of time? I will give you two the punishment of cleaning every hallway in the Freshman Academic Building after the matches today. Return to your group.”

“Yes.” Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong quickly responded as they let go of a breath within their hearts. It was good as long as they didn’t lose their rights to compete. They quietly ran back to Class One’s group and stood with Xiao Xiao.

Du Weilun looked at Zhou Yi standing nearby before continuing on his list of names. With his temper, if it were any other student, they would have immediately been stripped of their rights to compete. However, Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong performed exceptionally well in the round robin matches and obtained a complete victory. Only this feat allowed this iron faced director give them some leniency.

Even though achievements don’t count for everything at Shrek Academy, having a good potential with good grades will still gain better treatment. This is the same at any academy.

“What were you two doing? Just wait until after the matches and old lady Zhou will fix you guys up. Look at her eyes. They look like daggers. If a look could kill then you guys would have been sliced into a thousand pieces,” said Xiao Xiao angrily.

Wang Dong said in frustration, “Stop your jibber-jabber. It is all Huo Yuhao’s fault. If he didn’t drag me out to practice and misjudge the time, how could we have been late?”

Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong had decided on the road that they will keep their Spirit Fusion Skill a secret for now. No matter what, they still don’t plan to use it during the Freshman Examination. They decided that as long as they tell this good news to Teacher Zhou, it will settle her thunderous fury. At the same time, she can help them practice. After they get more familiar with it, they can use it in subsequent rounds of the examination.

Very soon, the Outer School Battle Spirit Department Director, Du Weilun had finished the roll call. Next is the lottery. Since this was only the Freshman Examination, it didn’t involve too many complex rituals. Huo Yuhao represented his team and obtained a ballot. The sixty four groups of students will be separated to thirty two areas for their matches.

The students had a day of rest yesterday while the Examination District was rearranged. The partition walls were shifted to make up sixteen areas. This time, each area’s space was many times bigger. The students participating in the elimination competition will have a larger space.

The rules for the elimination rounds are very simple. One match in the morning, one in the afternoon. The groups that are eliminated will go directly back for lessons while the winning teams will continue competing. It will take a total of three days to determine the top three.

After the lottery, the sixty four groups will immediately begin at the same time to determine the top thirty two. This way, the examination time can be shortened and give winning students more time to rest for their matches in the afternoon.

This time, Huo Yuhao’s team was assigned to Area Fifteen. The proctor also changed. It was a thirty year old female teacher, who looked very good natured.

When they were drawing lots, they didn’t know what kind of opponent they would meet. When they arrived for the first match, they saw that it was a group from their own class. This elimination contest became an inner battle.

Huo Yuhao knew all three of their opponents. There was one that even tried to fight Wang Dong, but was beaten up by him in private.

Since Huo Yuhao was Zhou Yi’s chosen team from Class One, their power was unmatchable by other groups. Even though their opponents had great tenacity, under Wang Dong and Xiao Xiao’s fighting with Huo Yuhao’s Mental Detection and Sharing support, the fight was over before ten minutes. They smoothly entered into the top thirty two.

However, when the Huo Yuhao trio walked out of the Examination Area, their celebratory air suddenly disappeared. In front of the Examination Area waited Old Lady Zhou.

“Xiao Xiao, you go back first to rest. You two, come with me.” Finishing this sentence, Zhou Yi gave a cold snort and turned to walk away.

Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong felt chills on their backs. Good thing they were already prepared. After a glance at each other, they followed Zhou Yi. Xiao Xiao could only give them a glance showing she could only wish for her own happiness.

This time, Zhou Yi brought them to her own office. As Class One’s homeroom teacher, her office was in the Teaching District, north of the Dormitory and behind the black and purple upper class academic buildings. The office building only had one floor and only she was working there just then.

As they followed Zhou Yi into the office, Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong were surprised.

This cold-hearted and strict Teacher Zhou had an elegant office. All the walls of the office were painted in a pale pink. The desk was made of a special kind of reddish wood. There was also a bright red sofa for visitors and other decorations. Inside, there was a little door that lead to a resting area. It has to be said that Shreak Academy treated their teachers well. Even a Freshman class homeroom teacher had her own, independent office.

Huo Yuhao was the last one in and closed the door carefully. Zhou Yi was already sitting on the bright red sofa for guests with her arms crossed in front. She coldly said, “Start talking. What is wrong with you two? So good! Late two days in a row. Is it because you guys passed the Freshman Examination, hardened your wings, and now I can’t control you guys? Let me tell you. If I want to expel you from the academy, it will only take me a single sentence. This world has never lacked geniuses. Most of the people expelled by me were geniuses with only one problem. They didn’t have the temperament to become strong. Give me a reason to not expel you two.”

Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong glanced at each other. Wang Dong bumped him, signaling him to explain.

Huo Yuhao could only harden his will and say, “Sorry Teacher Zhou. It is our fault.” In the past three months, they had become accustomed to Zhou Yi’s temper. Arguing won’t give them any benefits and would only make Old Lady Zhou more angry. So they kept a good manner for the possibility of receiving a lesser punishment.

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11 thoughts on “Chapter 23 – Dying Bright in the Gold Road (III)

      • I know, I know. I was talking about the translation speed after raws are released. I guess I’m too used to translation speed for more mainstream mangas ^^

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    • Oh. That is because we are about to REPOST EVERYTHING. We have a new domain now so a lot of the old URLs don’t make sense. And instead of having four parts to a chapter, we plan to upload all parts of a chapter at once. Or at least keep it on the same page and just keep updating it.

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