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

Part 4

“Sorry is not going to cut it. Do you think that being late is not a big deal? However, I have to tell you that being late can represent laziness. At your age, that is a huge deal. Just with that one reason, I can expel you two. Come on, give me a more logical reason.”

Huo Yuhao then said with respect, “Teacher Zhou, please don’t get mad. Do you remember the twins, Lan Shushu and Lan Luoluo, in Huang Chutian’s team?”

“Yes,” Zhou Yi acknowledged.

Huo Yuhao then continued: “During that battle we almost lost because of the Lan sisters’ Battle Spirit Fusion Skill. It was only when the three of us worked together, were we barely able to win the battle and received all wins for the competition.”

“After we got back, both Wang Dong and I were envious of how powerful their Battle Spirit Fusion Skill was, so we decided to give it a try and see whether our Battle Spirits can be fused. Because the school does not have a specific course for it, we decided to try for ourselves. Surprisingly, after the first try, our Battle Spirits seem to have almost fused together. However, during the time of fusion, we both fainted on Wang Dong’s bed. When we woke up, we were already late for class and that was the reason for yesterday’s lateness.”

During Huo Yuhao’s explanation, he felt Wang Dong’s two fingers lightly pinched the flesh on the back of his waist and twisted one hundred and eighty degrees. He felt the pain but was afraid to show it. The muscles on his face became tense.

“Battle Spirit Fusion?” Zhou Yi was a bit startled. She was not expecting such a reason. Unintentionally she asked: “Was it successful?”

Huo Yuhao scratched his head and said: “Yesterday, we didn’t know if it was successful. So when you told us to go run laps, we tried it again and it seemed to have worked. Last night, we ran outside of the academy to try a Battle Spirit Fusion Skill. Unexpectedly, it actually worked. And its attack power was relatively strong. But, we overexpended our Spirit Power after using the skill and fainted. By the time we woke up, we were late again. Teacher Zhou, we really were late because we were practicing. It was only an accident and we promise that it will never happen again.”

Huo Yuhao sneakily raised his head and peeked at Zhou Yi to see a blank face.

“You, you’re saying that you two wanted to try Spirit Fusion. And succeeded?” Zhou Yi’s voice obviously raised to a higher pitch. She stood up at the same time with a face full of shock and joy.

Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong nodded at the same time.

Zhou Yi excitedly said, “Hurry. Let me see what your Battle Spirit Fusion Skill is?”

Huo Yuhao responded, “Teacher Zhou, we still have a match this afternoon. When we use the ability, it will greatly expend our Spirit Power.”

Zhou Yi replied angrily, “Your first use would expend the most. Afterwards, it wouldn’t be as much. If you fainted every time you used a Battle Spirit Fusion, then wouldn’t that be the same as suicide? Hurry up. I will help you guys recover Spirit Power. It won’t affect your match this afternoon. Come, direct it towards me.”

Since Zhou Yi had already said so much, Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong couldn’t reject her. They faced each other and Huo Yuhao naturally opened his arms to hug Wang Dong. Even though Wang Dong was a bit stiff, he didn’t resist but closed his eyes and opened his arms to hug Huo Yuhao back.

When their bodies touched, they also released their Battle Spirits.

Spirit Power immediately connected and started circulating within them. They gained the feeling that their bodies were fused together.

One second, two seconds, three seconds….

Zhou Yi’s office was so silent that even a needle falling on the ground could be heard. But other than the Spirit Power fluctuation from Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong’s Battle Spirit release, there was no other movement.

Zhou Yi looked at them with wide eyes. She had already prepared her defenses but after Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong hugged, nothing happened. The muscle next to the corner of her eye started twitching.

Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong also felt that something was wrong. Based on what happened last night, their Spirit Power should be have been quickly sucked out! Then it should explode and fade in radiance to express a true power’s great attack. But now, nothing happened.

“Are you two joking?” Zhou Yi’s cold voice seemed to have been squeezed through her teeth. As the sounds reached Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong’s ears, they unconsciously shivered and released their arms. Their face also showed a look of astonishment.

They both felt death in teacher Zhou’s aura. This old lady was obviously close to exploding.

Huo Yuhao said hurriedly: “Teacher Zhou, that’s how we succeeded yesterday night at releasing our skill. We don’t know what happened.”

Zhou Yi said coldly: “You two hugging in my office. Are you trying to brag about your gay love? Today, I’m going to take good care of you two…”

Huo Yuhao acted quickly before Zhou Yi was able to finish her sentence. He grabbed Wang Dong’s hand and simultaneously shared his Mental Detection with Zhou Yi.

“Huh?” Zhou Yi’s anger was just going to explode when her surrounding suddenly became extremely clear. The clarity expanded and within a blink of an eye, everything within hundreds of meters in diameter all showed up in 3D within her mind.  

When did the area became this huge? Zhou Yi remembered clearly that it was only thirty meters when Huo Yuhao showed it to her last time. This time it became hundreds of meters! This increase was way too big.

Seeing Zhou Yi was a bit stunned, Huo Yuhao hurriedly explained, “Teacher Zhou, do you remember? I said before that my Mental Detection would increase as my cultivation increases. After your patient guidance in these last three months, my Mental Detection can already reach a diameter of around fifty meters. I also figured out a way to focus it toward a single direction. That way, the detection range would be even bigger. What you are feeling now is around a diameter of a hundred meters. But, it is not all my own effort. After Wang Dong and I performed Battle Spirit Fusion, our Spirit Power also fused. It is only with his help that my spirit ability could gain such a big advancement. The new range increased by more than two times the old range. Similarly, my Spirit Power can also improve his spirit abilities. Isn’t this enough to prove that we succeeded in Battle Spirit Fusion? We really did figure out a Battle Spirit Fusion Skill yesterday. If you don’t believe us, we can take you to the place we experimented. There should still be marks left.”

Hearing this, Zhou Yi gradually calmed down. She knew that she was too impulsive.

In the last three months, she saw everything that Huo Yuhao did in the academy. In her memories, there has never been a single student as hardworking as he is. Also, Huo Yuhao was more steady than people his age and had some degree of maturity. Even if he were to lie, he wouldn’t use such an easily seen-through one.

Even though Zhou Yi was Shrek Academy’s teacher, she didn’t know very much about Battle Spirit Fusion Skills. No matter what, there were too few people who could achieve it. Hearing Huo Yuhao’s explanation, she had already started believing them and her anger also quickly receded.

She waved her hands and said, “Enough. Retract your ability. I will believe you guys. But, if your Battle Spirit Fusion Skill works sometimes and not others, then there must be something wrong. You two wait for a bit in my office. I will go find a teacher who is more familiar with Battle Spirit Fusion Skills and have him give you an explanation.”

Old Lady Zhou had always moved like thunder. She left quickly after finishing her sentence.

After she left, Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong let go of their breaths and fell backward on the sofa. Huo Yuhao raised his hand and wiped away the cold sweat on his head. Wang Dong also wanted to wipe away his sweat but found his hand still being held by Huo Yuhao.

“Let go.” Wang Dong said as he pulled back and glared at him. “It’s all your fault. If you didn’t go out to experiment, then we wouldn’t have been caught by Old Lady Zhou. Now we don’t have much of a secret.”

Huo Yuhao laid back on the sofa and laughed, “If you want to blame me then blame me. But, this isn’t such a bad thing. With a teacher’s guidance, a lot of time will be saved from training. When will you change your complaining attitude. It’s only me who can endure it.”

Wang Dong snorted and said, “That is with you. If it was with anyone else, I would be too lazy to even complain. However, it was worth it today just seeing Old Lady Zhou’s shocked expression. Do you think she would still teach us after we finish our elimination contest?”

Huo Yuhao responded, “Hard to say. Teacher Zhou has a very broad expertise but still has certain specialties. But our class grade is low and our cultivation weak. It is not enough for Teacher Zhou to show what her real expertise is in, yet. Anyway, we will know after we get assigned to new classes after the elimination contest. I hope we can keep learning from her. Even though she is very strict, that isn’t a bad thing for us. At least it would motivate us to cultivate and learn.”

Note: there will be no previous nor next page links as we are working on reposting chapter parts into entire chapters on a single page


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

  1. Thanks for the chapter XD

    I don’t see much on the page… but I like that. The simpler and cleaner, the better in my opinion XD

    And you’re putting all the parts onto one page? Nice XD

    Thanks for all the hard work XD

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  2. A dark (dark grey preferably) background theme would be nice for readability, same with using a typeface with serif.

    Thanks for the chapter =)


  3. I truly & sincerely appreciate the efforts of u translators… is not easy coupled with the work-load of ur school.

    I tried hard to read the chinese raws using almost all the available computer/machine translations I could find, whether Duoluo Dalu 1 or 2 or even 2.5 & some other xianxias like ATG, SYWZ, etc but the results were gabbage infact non-readeable….that made me appreciate even more the works of all translators of manga, manhua/LN or manhwa.

    Thumbs up to u guys…really really appreciate all works

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