Chapter 124 – Tour Guide
His question instantly threw off Mario's tempo. That was a living legend, one that instantly attracted the interest of countless people. Even Sharmie's spirit instantly rose as she said, "Speaking of All-Mouthy King, did you all see his latest match in the OP? It was covered up in all of his past fights, but All-Mouthy King's physique is really good…"
"Cough, cough, cough…" When he saw the astonished expressions of everyone, Mario hurriedly coughed lightly.
It really was true that a person couldn't maintain their seriousness for too long. Their captain's appearance recently had been quite steady, yet talk of All-Mouthy King quickly created problems.
Of all the topic associated with All-Mouthy King such as his Doubled Force, Oscillating Fist, and Flaming Lotus Dance, their captain had to pick a topic related to his physique.
"What are you coughing for?" asked Sharmie. Then she caught on to what he was signalling. Still, Sharmie felt quite familiar with this group after mixing with them and didn't give a damn. With a huge wave she continued, "I like All-Mouthy King! Is there a need to be so secretive about it? That's a real man! If I find him, I'll definitely be his girlfriend!"
Mario was completely dumbfounded following her words. Their surroundings instantly turned silent. Now that the thought process of the Ball Queen had emerged, it gave everyone there no chance to muster up a response.
To the side, Wang Zhong had been drinking water at this exact moment and spat out the water in his mouth. He choked and coughed a few times, which made everyone look at him oddly. We were all talking about All-Mouthy King, so why did you have to get so excited?
Wang Zhong hurriedly tried to clear up the situation. "I understand Captain Sharmie's true personality, yet I think All-Mouthy King isn't all that great."
Everyone stared at Wang Zhong after hearing his reply. This included Ma Dong. Did this fellow turn stupid!? That's All-Mouthy King!
"Cough, cough. I feel my brother over there had a bit too much to drink yesterday and didn't get a good night's rest. Everyone, please don't mind him." Ma Dong gave an excuse while tugging at Wang Zhong's shirt.
Everyone had an 'as expected' and 'that's right' expression on their faces. While All-Mouthy King's identity had yet to be revealed, he was already at a level where even the elite division had to place him in a position of high importance.
All of the girls there nodded their heads in succession, and this included Scarlet. "All-Mouthy King is brimming with a kind of male charm. It's a very powerful and mature feeling, the kind that says he could be relied on."
Sharmie noticed the 'passersby' armor that surrounded Wang Zhong. He actually dares to say all that about her beloved All-Mouthy King. If this were Flame Academy, I would have immediately let the other party know why flowers are… so… red…
Sharmie continued to stare at Wang Zhong with fixed eyes, not blinking for over five seconds. This created a strange kind of atmosphere to build up. Then she quickly fell into a moment of sadness. I thought about it too much. How could that be possible.
Ma Dong didn't want Wang Zhong to incur any more trouble. An existence like Sharmie wasn't one they could offend.
"Everyone, for the purpose of—"
Before he could complete his sentence, candid laughter rang from the entrance to the great hall. "Scarlet, why didn't you inform me that Student Sharmie of Flame City came over? That's not how a friend should act."
A tall, handsome figure appeared at the entrance. His loud and clear voice reflected his confidence and status. Within Tianjing Academy, only President Reeves could so naturally fulfill those requirements.
Sharmie and the rest didn't care much about his interruption. With Reeves was Lu Zhan Tian and the others, and he walked forward to introduce himself. "Fengling City, Reeves Telli."
Reeves came from Fengling City while Telli was the name of a large clan there. By saying his surname specially for her, he was trying to imply they had the same level of status.
Unfortunately, this behavior from Reeves didn't elicit the response he expected. Sharmie didn't even bother to open her mouth, rather, it was Mario who started laughing and snorting as he said, "Since you finished speaking, you can go."
Sharmie nodded with satisfaction upon hearing his response. Mario's intuition was still spot on. He knew his captain hated these kinds of pretentious fellows the most. Indeed, the streets were always filled with those types of flies that assumed they were the greatest.
Even though Reeves was a shrewd person, he couldn't stop his expression from going stiff. On the other hand, Lu Zhan Tian immediately jumped forth like a cannon while shouting, "You brat! What are you saying!? Our president represents Tianjing Academy and came over to give you a bit of face—"
"Cough cough. Lu Zhan Tian, you guys cannot represent Tianjing." This was still Black Rose territory, yet it seemed they treated Scarlet like thin air.
Sharmie smiled and said, "Fine, fine. Student Reeves, I just came to Tianjing to see my friends so I can't spare the time."
Not a bit of face was given to him. Everyone continued to stare at Reeves and the members of Saint Judgement. If one carefully thought about it, with Sharmie's status why would she bother to give him face?
Reeve's expression turned gloomy before finally replying, "Very well. Flame Artillery Squadron, much obliged. I am sure we will meet again. Let's go!"Lu Zhan Tian and the rest shot a vicious glare at the members of the Flame Artillery Squadron. Their eyes stayed especially on Sharmie's chest. They almost couldn't help but leap at them. Before coming here they had still been joking about wanting to spend the night drinking a few cups with Sharmie…
Mario didn't know whether to laugh or cry as he said, "How is it that there are such wastrels everywhere? If this were Flame City, one of his limbs would have already been broken."
That wasn't just a joke. Tianjing was considered one of the few cities to still be following order and principles. Because of its civility, it lacked an aura of death and slaughter. The atmosphere of other cities weren't so harmonious. In those areas, so long as no one died it wouldn't be that big a problem.
Sharmie simply didn't care for such a small figure. She didn't pay much attention and her gaze swept past Wang Zhong. Suddenly, in that instant she saw the gaze Wang Zhong sent toward Reeves. There was no killing intent, nor a feeling of dread or helplessness. It was… something indescribable. In that mere instant, Sharmie felt Wang Zhong's gaze and… overlapped it with another person's.
She really did have too deep an impression of All-Mouthy King. Especially his eyes. Confronted by such a pretentious and false situation, one's eyes couldn't be faked. Inside Wang Zhong's eyes was something that stood out from the masses.
That single moment led her to another world, one where the noise of her surroundings disappeared. She didn't care what others said and only focused on staring at Wang Zhong…
This physique seems very similar to All-Mouthy King's. His physique is comparatively normal, and their heights and degree of fatness is quite close.
"Captain, captain…" Unable to bear it any longer, Mario shook Sharmie. What happened to his captain? Why does she always go into a daze?
Hearing his words, Sharmie gawked before sobering up. She then said, "Sorry, I was just thinking about other matters just now. Milami, since this is the first time I've been to Tianjing Academy, and since I have to set off tomorrow, I would like to take a look around today. I would also like to have a tour guide."
Chapter 125 – Forced to the Wall
Milami smiled and said, "That's simple enough. I'll take you for a tour around."
Ma Dong's heart felt itchy. In fact, I, this president, am also capable of doing so. How great would it be if I could have both of you?
Sharmie waved a hand and said, "We're too familiar with each other. I want to find a new friend and see Tianjing from your perspective." She paused after saying this and everyone instantly felt shocked. Wasn't this a scene where one could conduct a tour for Sharmie?
Scarlet was about to open her mouth and offer Sharmie a tour as she was closest to Sharmie in status, but Sharmie was already pointing at Wang Zhong. "This student, do you have time?"
Wang Zhong instantly blanked. "Ah, in a while… I still have classes—Hey!"
Ma Dong had sent a leg kicking toward Wang Zhong. This fellow was just like a pig. Ma Dong patted Wang Zhong's shoulder and said, "Naturally this isn't an issue. Wang Zhong is the Prodigy Society's vice-president. As a locally born Tianjing citizen, there isn't anyone more familiar than him!"
Wang Zhong was speechless. He really did want to go to class.
Sharmie smiled and said, "Then I'll have to trouble Student Wang Zhong then. Mario, you and the others can do whatever you want. There's no need to follow me."
Mario and the other members were dazed as they replied, "Captain, that isn't good. We have a duty to protect you."
Sharmie's smile instantly disappeared, and her appearance changed as she asked, "Are you saying I'm inferior to you guys?"
They naturally didn't have such ideas. Captain's change in mood really is mysterious and unfathomable.
"Ha ha. Captain Sharmie, Wang Zhong and I grew up in the same pair of pants. We both have our strong points, so not take both of us as tour guides?" Ma Dong had ulterior motives as he said this. Whenever this fellow saw a girl, he seemed to forget about everything. While Milami had a physique similar to Sharmie's, it was still a bit inferior.
"No need. It is enough for you to accompany Milami. Student Wang Zhong, thank you for your troubles."
Sharmie was a really impetuous person. When she said she would go, she really would go. This made everyone feel shocked. Why?
Out of everyone here, she had to pick Wang Zhong. Didn't this look as though Sharmie had little interest in touring Tianjing?
Ma Dong dragged Barran to the side and asked, "Do you think I'm handsome?"
"Handsome! President is the most handsome!" Barran replied with extreme honesty.
"I also feel the same way. When I looked at myself in the mirror this morning, I felt I got even more handsome by a few points. Yet, why didn't she choose me?" Ma Dong just couldn't accept this point.
Even Emily felt somewhat unhappy. "Hmph. I'm going back to train!"
The lass was most hateful of those who were much bigger than her in a certain aspect. Sharmie was simply a heaven-defying nemesis to her. This left Emily without any interest in talking to her. When she peered down at her own small flower buds, she decided to train twice as hard today. It's said that exceptionally good training could help in 'their' development.
"Student Wang Zhong, sorry for taking up your class time. I know it's a bit difficult, but I did this on purpose." After leaving Black Rose's doors, Sharmie suddenly spoke to Wang Zhong.
Wang Zhong smiled and said, "Captain Sharmie, are always so direct with your words?"
"Yes. I have always led a life of being simple and straightforward. Aren't you going to ask me why?" replied Sharmie. She had already started her judgement of Wang Zhong. Flame City people were very passionate, so there wasn't a need for timidness or gutlessness in them.
Wang Zhong smiled and shrugged his shoulder. "I am waiting for you to tell me." Wang Zhong didn't care about Sharmie much. While inside the OP it had been fine, her physique really was a bit extreme, and it was even more shocking to the eyes in reality. Wang Zhong was still a youthful young man after all. If he didn't have impulses, then he wouldn't be a man. While his ideal type was someone like Carolyn, this didn't hinder his appreciation of Sharmie's beauty.
"You look very similar to someone I like," Sharmie said as she continued to observe him.
Without a change in his expression, Wang Zhong replied, "Eh? What a great honour. Now, if Captain Sharmie wishes to understand any aspect of Tianjing, I will bring you there."
Suddenly, Sharmie moved her body to the side and faced Wang Zhong head on. Wang Zhong subconsciously retreated from her sudden actions, and in an instant his back hit a wall.
Sharmie's chest was less than a millimeter from Wang Zhong's chest. That provocative physique, outstanding face, and a light fragrance special to girls… if it were Ma Dong, then he might've already turned into a beast and lunged at her.
In contrast, Wang Zhong extended a hand to stop Sharmie's strike from landing before shoving her away.
Sharmie flipped back and gave a carefree smile. "Good skill, Student Wang Zhong. I feel as if you two are getting more and more similar."
Wang Zhong wiped his nose and said, "Student Sharmie, this joke isn't funny."
"You're not gonna admit it?"
"What do you want me to admit?" Wang Zhong asked with raised hands.
"You're not All-Mouthy King?" Sharmie felt Wang Zhong possessed a few slight possibilities in all aspects. What was most important was her intuition.
"What do you think?" countered Wang Zhong." I think it's best for you to understand my background before creating any misunderstandings."
Sharmie stared blankly at Wang Zhong before dialing Milami's skylink. "Elder cousin, give me the file on Wang Zhong. What 'ah', there's no other meaning to it. I just want to know who he is."
Milami didn't think much on this. Her younger cousin always had such a straightforward character. The next moment, the information was sent over to Sharmie.
When she took a look at Wang Zhong's achievements, an unconcealed look of disappointment appeared on her face. One of her hopes was to contact All-Mouthy King. Everyone had experienced youth before, and when one started to take a liking to someone else, it became a thirst to understand more about them and get closer to them. This was especially true for a girl still in puberty.
The person before her was just too weak. With just a bit of careful thought, how could a person with All-Mouthy King's strength appear in such a small place like Tianjing. She was just too obsessed and entranced over his appearance and was grabbing at rice straw while thinking it life-saving medicine.
Wang Zhong shook his head helplessly. "I understand Captain Sharmie's appreciation for All-Mouthy King. In fact, I feel there are some feelings that shouldn't be revealed. Leaving them in our memories will be for the better."
Sharmie shook her head, unwilling to continue listening. "Wang Zhong, I suddenly feel I lack the mood to continue this. Thank you; you should head on to your class."
As he watched Sharmie's dejected back, Wang Zhong didn't feel much emotion. The current him couldn't handle the consequences behind All-Mouthy King's reveal. He could act freely within the OP system and absorb more combat experience while also testing and verifying combat techniques. This was a kind of feeling he loved.
With All-Mouthy King's mysteriousness bringing him such fame, however, it would only give Wang Zhong unnecessary trouble in the real world. This wasn't something he wished for. Maybe one day he would reveal his identity, or he'll just leave it hidden forever. Yet, such a time to contemplate that wasn't now.