Chapter 22: Leaving For Heavens Law's Branch (Two)
Fast as lightning and powerful like the crack of thunder, the kick brought with it the faint sound of wind. If a normal person was struck by this kick, they would have their bones broken at the very least!
"Boom!" In the spark of a flint, his leg had already been caught in the other's hand.
The youth suddenly raised his head, and the eyes of the two collided together in the air like a clap of thunder, as to so far it seemed like the ringing sound of clashing swords could be heard, like each of them was staring unwaveringly at the other like a feral beast.
Xu Yangyi slightly narrowed his eyes. He was quite clear what his position as Rank One in Yuyang City entailed. He truly stood at the peak of all of Yuyang City's students. If his foot had kicked the airplane, the steel plating would've become sunken in by a great margin.
But now, it was as if his foot had been caught in an iron hoop, simply unable to break free.
The strength and realm of the other wasn't below his own!
In his heart, he was slightly surprised. The handsome youth in front of him was staring back unwaveringly at him kind, but it had gone completely above the youth's expectations that he would surprisingly be kicked back!
Moments ago, he felt as if he had been in the path of a direct attack of a gigantic elephant! The air between the space of his chest and stomach choked up, and he nearly groaned heavily.
With his spirit sense fully released, Xu Yangyi could sense it clearly; Strength was swiftly filling the other's shoulder blade and the major and minor muscles of his arm. He was without words as he moved his body to face upwards, and with force in his leg again, suddenly kicked out towards the other!
Since I can't break free, I'll kick your hand into your chest!
"Bang!" In the next second, the youth only felt strength gush forth from the other's military boots like a tide. His pupils suddenly twinkled and his hand tensed once again, forcefully blocking Xu Yangyi's kick for the second time.
He had stood up.
It was unknown when, but the cell phone had been flung onto his seat. From the beginning, even if he couldn't see, the first kick had drawn his ire, but he knew that if he sat down for the second kick, he would be sent knocking into his chair!
"Fuck…" On the airplane, a student exhaled in fright: "I was starting to believe that kid was the most amazing… but I didn't expect... there would be someone as fierce as him in the end!
That kid is Tianfeng City's Rank One…" All of the students suppressed their shock as they looked on at this scene. They all knew that the other's temper was rather foul. When he had boarded the airplane, no one had dared sit at his side. It seemed he really did not like having people at his side, however...
No one could get him to stand up!
One, two, three, all of them had given it a go, but none of them could even make the other shift his eyes off his cell phone!
With his two legs, Xu Yangyi had made the other stand up, making the other handle Xu Yangyi cautiously.
The plane was deathly quiet with the only remaining sound being the chopping of the propellers.
A cold edge flashed through Xu Yangyi's eyes, and he was silent. The third time, the muscle of his thigh began to swell, and he consumed the entirety of his strength to push back the other.
"Hmph…" A heavy groan finally escaped from between the gap of his teeth, and at the same time, there was a boom as his upper back bumped into the plane!
With veins bulging, the hand that was holding onto Xu Yangyi's military boots had already been kicked into his chest!
In a flash, Xu Yangyi had clearly sensed that the spiritual energy within the other's body happened to be rapidly accumulating. He immediately pulled his foot back without the least bit consideration.
In the same manner, the youth didn't send out his strike. The gazes of the two of them were icy like blades. Several seconds later, the youth looked at him seriously and asked lowly: "You a Rank One?"
"Oh?" Xu Yangyi laughed: "How did you know?"
"Because I'm one, as well." The youth lapped at his lips likes a wolf: "Besides rank ones, nobody can kick me back."
"I'll remember you, kid."
Xu Yangyi restrained the majesty of his person and spoke no further. Picking up his bag, he tossed it at the side of the youth, making no small amount of commotion. Afterwards, he sat down in a seat.
This time, the youth didn't say anything. He was only absorbed in playing his game. It appeared nothing like that which had just transpired would happen.
Everyone else noiselessly retracted their gazes.
This was a man's game. It didn't need words and it didn't require explanation.
The weak would become nourishment for the strong; it was that simple.
The airplane hummed as it ascended up into the air. Ten minutes later, the man suddenly looked at his cell phone and asked without any prior indication: "What's your name?"
Xu Yangyi leaned his head back on his seat and closed his eyes for several seconds before lazily responding: "Xu Yangyi."
The youth nodded: "Chu Zhaonan."
"Tianfeng City's Rank One."
The entire journey went without words.
Through the baptism of true combat, everyone appeared rather steady. Or perhaps it could be said that the fury in their hearts of the past ten-odd years had been liberated, making their minds finally become tranquil once again.
Xu Yangyi was closing his eyes, nonchalantly taking rest. It wasn't known how much time had passed. Perhaps it was ten minutes or perhaps it was fifteen, but either way, he calmly opened his eyes.
Two seconds later, Chu Zhaonan stowed his cell phone away.
The eyes of the two of them happened just to narrow their eyes together, looking towards the closed door of the fore hold.
"All students." Nearly at the same moment, a voice rang out from up ahead. Simultaneously, all the students couldn't help but to lift their heads as if they were pricked by a needle.
A formidable spiritual pressure!
Spiritual pressure could be said to be the external exercise of a cultivator's spiritual energy. Only the Nascent Soul realm spoken of in the legends that had presently become lost to the sands of time had the ability to injure foes with spiritual pressure. Otherwise, it could only be used to form a kind of tangible pressure.
It was like walking through a swamp; the trembling of each hair couldn't be avoided. As if one was stuck in a vacuum, it became difficult to breath and for the heart to continue beating.
Late-stage Qi Condensation!
The sound of leather military boots like that of notes being tapped on a piano thudded out from the door. Subsequently, the door gently opened.
"Greetings, students, my position isn't all that important. If all of you have had the fortune of joining Heavens Law, then you should have obtained your own code names. All of you may call me as C-Lilac. The preceding letter is my rank in Heavens Law, and the latter is my code name. At the same time, I can't help but to inform everyone in embarrassment that C is the lowest rank."
It was a woman. A very pretty woman.
Her eyes weren't the typical large eyes of a beauty. They were double-lidded and curved upwards like a red phoenix. As they slightly raised, It could be said that her elegant eyes held a devilishness to them, and it could also be said they were multifarious. Beneath her pair of willowy, exquisite brows where a single trace of murderous aura couldn't be seen, her eyes were alluring like a new moon.
A splendid smile hung on her goose-egg-shaped face. A pair of indistinct dimples made her appear exceptionally warm.
She had a high nose and a pair of rosy lips that seemed to be dripping with water. With the addition of her easygoing camouflage tank top that served to contrast her flawless bosom — approximately between D and E-cup.
With a willowy waist that could be held in a single grasp, the swinging of her hips brought with it an unconscious enticement. The camouflage trousers covering her figure held a different kind of coquettishness and a wave of long hair draped slanted on her shoulder. Coupled with the bountifully untamed lilac tattoo on her shoulder, she drew an obvious shortness of breath in the present group of hot-blooded youths that hadn't seen a woman in the past couple years.
And now, this beautiful woman just happened arrive to introduce herself like they were old friends, even if this was their first encounter.
"First, I'd like to congratulate everyone on perfectly bringing your graduation exams to an end. As the military department's 'China Special Investigation Bureau', or just short for CSIB, special correspondent for Nantong Province, I'm extremely happy to meet everyone." She suddenly turned her body around and walked up to Xu Yangyi's side with all smiles, using her sweet-smelling shoulder to gently bump into him: "Mind if I sit here, handsome?"
Xu Yangyi didn't respond, since Lilac had already sat down before he could even nod. Moreover, half of her nubile body was already leaning against his own without the least bit reservation.
"There's approximately half an hour until we arrive at Fengyi City." Lilac laughed: "Before that, I want to ask everyone something. Also, I'd like all you handsome brothers to please tell me sincerely."
She straightened out and propped her lower jaw on her hand, her eyes containing a passionate gleam: "There's not much time, and Big Sis doesn't like people who beat around the bush, as well. My question is: everyone, are you guys rich?"
In a single sentence, the faces of everyone who was present stiffened.
Heavens Law's damned allowance was only a thousand per month! A pitiful thousand! And they had been asked by a woman in front of everybody!
"It's not a couple billion." Lilac winked with her charming eyes, however, no one present felt her to be charming: "Students, is it you don't know? A single blessed bullet from the Bountiful Treasures Pavilion is worth fifty thousand. The black market rate between spirit stones and cash is one to twenty thousand, but that's for low-grade spirit stones… A hundred low-grade spirit stones can be converted to a single medium-grade spirit stone, and a hundred medium-grade spirit stones can be exchanged for a high-grade spirit stone."
She tossed her hair, regardless that the expressions of some students had already changed slightly, and laughed calmly: "After starting cultivation, a human begins to develop towards a direction that transcends a biological form. To say it a bit frankly, there are no humans on this plane. Only… superhumans."
"The Superman in Hollywood flicks in comparison to a Core Formation master is a wet noodle. A Core Formation master can easily level a small mountain with a flick of their fingers and soar into the heavens, seizing the moon. They're nearly omnipotent. However, does everyone know of how much it costs for a Core Formation master to cultivate to Core Formation?" She coiled a lock of her hair around her finger and smiled: "Professor Yu of Cultivation Statistics calculated it to be…"
She paused and said clearly and calmly: "33.87 trillion good ol' greenbacks."
A tremendously astonishing, terrifying figure. It made everyone present exhale coldly. Even Xu Yangyi raised his brows; such a sensationalized amount was surprising.
"Does everyone know what China's GDP is?" Lilac took out her cell phone and propped it on her perfumed cheek, gently pressing on it. Soon after, she laughed in front of everyone: "69.92 trillion… In other words, if you want to become a Core Formation master, you'll need to consume at least one half of China. It can also be said, that with a number approaching upwards of 700 million people supporting you will you have a teeny-tiny hope to cultivate to Core Formation."
"Thus, a Core Formation master is a human above humans.
No one said anything.
Lilac's words were the most direct observation of the implicit meaning of a cultivator's four directives, wealth, scripture, companions, and spiritually-rich lands. The contrast of the observation made all the students' moods who were filled with confidence and preparing to head back to the branch to conduct their graduation ceremony suddenly sink heavily.
"I do not lack money." Chu Zhaonan shut his eyes, completely not planning on giving face to the beautiful Lilac. Xu Yangyi swept his eyes over him, and the corner of his mouth curled upwards.
It was reckoned Lilac hadn't expected this nitpicking, and she smiled dumbly for all to see. However, in the next second, she recovered her original bearing.
"However, as long as you join our CSIB, these things won't be a problem!" Lilac stood up, and her smile was incomparably brilliant: "The CSIB is China's time-honored department. We don't belong to the four army departments and we're not part of the police or military police system. Moreover, we supercede the regional government. Every month, we will provide you with an allowance of thirty-five thousand US dollars! As for Core Formation… Hehe, if everyone has the fortune to join the only ten Core Formation masters in present day China, not even to speak of 10 million, over a 100 million, or even several hundreds of million to even billions of USD, there will be nothing that cannot be discussed."