Wang Zhong's own understanding of space was built on the academic foundations provided by the academy, along with his own view of the dimensions from Simba . As he studied the Federation's basics on the matter, he had already determined that such a high level of understanding wasn't something ordinary students and teachers possessed . This was before he met someone like Old Potter . If he hadn't met him, then everything he said would've been regarded as heretic .
One old and one young continued to chat with a frenzy . At this moment, Laura arrived with an antique purple teapot in hand . Those two had already forgotten about the time and there was nothing else present in their eyes other than the subject of their conversation . They didn't even notice Laura when she walked over to them and poured them each a cup of tea . But it was just as she was doing so that a single sentence nearly made her slip and fall .
What had happened was Old Potter nodding his head repeatedly before turning a thousand words into a single sigh and sentence; "Listening to the words of a wise man is truly superior to studying ten years of books!"
Laura's hands turned limp for an instant and she nearly dropped the precious purple porcelain pot in her hands .
This, this… is this really grandfather, the one who dared to scold the Federation's chairman? Furthermore, this statement was actually spoken to a youth around her age! Exactly who was Wang Zhong? Rune patterns having lives? What the hell?
Laura was completely stupefied and stayed in that state until Old Potter sighed once more with deep emotion as he said, "Wang Zhong, your understanding towards the lives of rune patterns truly makes me…"
It was only then that old Potter noticed Laura's presence . With a casual wave of his hands, he signaled Laura to come over quickly . "I'm really having a hard time thinking where exactly a little braniac like you sprouted from . You even give me a feeling like you're looking down upon me from an incomparably high place . If not for me personally hearing you speak, I wouldn't have believed it . Although that fellow, Moore, is quite alright on the creation of weapons, he isn't on this level .
"Wang Zhong, you're really an extraordinary brat . Even with such limited information available to you, you were actually able to reach such a high level of understanding on the topic . Do you have any interest in joining my research team?" Old Potter was the kind with a quick temper . As he approached the topic, his poaching heart was quickly lit .
With a smile, Wang Zhong said, "I have just a bit of interest in rune patterns . But in the end, I want to become a heroic soul soldier . If you just let me do research for too long, I'll become no different from everyone else . "
Old Potter wasn't one to easily give up . "Don't reject me so quickly, ok? Let's just use this period of time and have you give it a try . "
"I'm afriad that'll be hard considering I still have to participate in the lessons of this special training . "
Old Potter almost choked on his tongue as he tried to scrap together a reply . "Special training? That playing session isn't very important . Why do you care about the influence from the academy? I'll help get you a special case absence slip . In fact, that won't even be necessary—"
"I still have to attend ordinary training," Wang Zhong said with a smile . "The CHF is just around the corner and our Tianjing Squadron wishes to obtain a good ranking . I can't just skip training . "
"Are you joking with me, little fella?" Old Potter stared at Wang Zhong with wide eyes, an incredulous expression on his face . "How can you lump that killing business together with the big things we are about to do and achieve?"
Hearing Old Potter's words, Wang Zhong really had nothing to say . They definitely held different levels of importance toward the topic . Different people had different aspirations . Still, refusing now would appear rude and impolite . "Our Tianjing Academy placed all its hopes and dreams on the shoulders of our squadron . We—"
He was interrupted by Old Potter before he could complete his excuse . "Tianjing Academy? Isn't Greene your Tianjing Academy's headmaster? I'll give him a skylink call later; I feel you don't need to return to Tianjing . Regardless of whichever condition you bring up, our Copperfield Academy is much better than Tianjing in every way . If you feel you're letting Tianjing Academy down, just state it clearly . Alright, I'll just get that lass, Laura, to transfer over to Tianjing and let her help your academy win that whatever competition . This lass's mind is a bit weaker than your's, but her fighting and killing skills will be more than enough…"
The only person at this moment who would dare show any signs of a headache would be Laura . Hearing Old Potter's rebuttal here, Laura almost bit off her tongue . Really, what bewitching drug did this fellow give to grandfather!? He actually wants me to transfer!?
The most important point, however, was that… What did he mean by my mind being slightly weaker other than for fighting and killing!?
Was this really her grandpa?
Since no one dared to disturb the elder and youngster within the building, after leading the group out Calderon and the rest found some reason or another to depart early . Earlier, none of them had treated Wang Zhong with any regard, but the attitude Old Potter showed was clear for all to see . It seemed they had all misjudged him . Forcibly staying would have just meant them finding fault in themselves . Most importantly, they were all very clear about the mannerisms and style of Old Potter and in the end that was all they needed in order to understand the situation .
The leftover large group of students also weren't in the mood to fool around . In fact, most weren't clear as to what exactly had happened . The only thing they knew was that Headmaster Schoffel had arrived, before the large crowd of 'refined figures' walked out with dejected and depressed expressions . This group included all of the captains and vice-captains of the various squadrons . Currently, other than Old Potter and Laura, the only one who remained inside was Tianjing Academy's Wang Zhong .
Everyone was now grouping together in twos and threes, whispering to one another as they guessed what was happening inside . The majority of them were curious and interested, while the most excited one was Arnold Teuton .
One could say he was the only one present who understood the temper and shortcomings of Old Potter . The old man had a short fuse, and little figures wouldn't even enter his gaze . Seemingly all members of the Potter Clan had such a temperament .
Because he stood outside, greeting guests, Arnold hadn't been there to witness the scene . But to him there wasn't any need to guess . The matter of Wang Zhong having peeped on Laura had definitely entered Old Potter's ears . With the old headmaster's temper, there was even the possibility of him devouring Wang Zhong alive! In this case, Old Potter actually possessed the ability to do so!
But such thoughts were quickly dispelled in a short period of time . If Old Potter did look for Wang Zhong because of that matter, then why did that Saxon vice-captain–the one who clearly disliked Wang Zhong–have such a black face when he walked out? Not just he, even Saxon Squadron's captain, Paul, seemed destitute . The other squadron leaders even looked embarrassed over this .
"Hey . " Arnold greeted Paul and handed him a glass of red wine . Twitching his mouth toward the large hall, he asked with a grin, "What happened in there?"
Noticing Arnold, Paul accepted the glass from him . The man was still someone he had to give face to .
It was just so close . He only had to take a step successfully into the sanctuary division and, upon getting recognition from Calderon and the others, he could establish his bloodline and expand his future paths . This was Paul's most important goal in coming to this Copperfield special training . But now, after Headmaster Schoffel's arrival, that Surnamed Wang stole all of the spotlight from under him, Captain Paul!
Truthfully speaking, he didn't mind others being in the spotlight and didn't even mind that Wang Zhong got recognized by Old Potter . 'You walk your path, I walk mine . ' It was just that this situation made it so that all of his chances with the others disappeared .
The change in attitude shown by Calderon and the rest was all too clear . It was similar to the suffering one felt after eating the back of a fly . Paul knew that in the near future he wouldn't be able to garner much interest from that group of people .
To break off his road to fortune was simply no different from killing his parents!
Old Potter naturally wasn't someone he could offend . Not only couldn't he offend him, he also couldn't harbor any hatred . This debt could only be settled with the head of that Surnamed Wang!
Although Paul's face wasn't exactly the best at the moment, he wasn't one to easily show his emotions either . He was usually gloomy anyway . This time, however, even his heart didn't exhibit his usual calmness and peace .
To assassins, showing one's killing intent before taking action was no different from showing one's failure of the mission . Holding back from any exhibition of happiness or anger was something built into him due to his occupation .
"Nothing much," Paul answered with a faint smile . He gave no further comment after that .
In contrast, Sully had an unhappy expression on his face, as though he really had eaten a fly . He started to mouth off from the indirect prompt, "That Wang Zhong is amazing you know! He got the recognition of Headmaster Schoffel and even managed to chase all of us out! Such a heavenly favoured son!"
Currently, the faces of the other captains were also quite ugly . Although they had been chased out by Old Potter, it was actually no different from being chased out by Wang Zhong himself . What Sully did was expertly drew out their hatred . Just like how first impressions built up one's view of a person, one's hatred for another was no different . On the contrary, what Sully did now was make everyone dislike Wang Zhong .
"I don't think that's the case . It should have just been a lucky strike . Perhaps Headmaster Schoffel found him for some other matter . Furthermore, he appears to hold Captain Wang Zhong in very high regard . Haha . This Captain Wang Zhong truly is a person who hid himself deeply," Leo said with a slight smile . Not everyone had bitten the bait laid out by this Saxon duo . Although they did feel slightly uncomfortable in their hearts, they didn't treat the matter with too much importance .
"But what is this all about?" Captain Galen of Lennon Academy asked . With a pair of golden-rimmed eyes, he appeared to be an extremely clean and refined man . As the representative of his academy's special abilities department, not only was Galen a genius who commanded 'wind' and spirit, but his wisdom and foresight was famed and well-known throughout the Eastern Area . Of all the captains that walked out of the large hall, only Leo and he didn't seem all that embarrassed or unnatural about the matter . Instead, he simply appeared interested over what was happening inside .
Pushing his glasses up, Gallen continued in an extremely interested fashion, "Headmaster Schoffel isn't someone who would frighten others for some small matter . When he entered the large hall the attitude he showed toward Wang Zhong didn't seem false . But even so, with Headmaster Schoffel's status it's really hard for me to believe Captain Wang Zhong really did something that would warrant such treatment from the headmaster . "
This explanation that was brimming with interest made Arnold Teuton dumbfounded . During the past few days he had gotten along with Galen and Leo and knew the two definitely wouldn't come up with random words to frighten others, nor would they spout rubbish before observing the situation clearly . Yet, what exactly was all this about?
Old Potter regards Wang Zhong highly? Furthermore, what kind of treatment did he show? Exactly what the heck is going on? For goodness sakes, don't just stop the explanation halfway! To a guy with such a talent for 'gossip', this was simply a life-threatening matter .
"It happened like this . When he appeared, the headmaster didn't care for anyone else before dragging off Wang Zhong to the sofa to start a conversation . They looked extremely intimate . " Ryan Academy's Captain Andy was clearly a person who stood on the unhappy side . It was he who gave Arnold the explanation . "After that, he forced the rest of us, including Sir Calderon and the rest… he asked those 'children' to leave the two alone… frankly speaking, that guy really doesn't deserve the recognition of Headmaster Potter . "
Arnold instantly felt an extremely uneasy feeling spread across his entire body .
What does that mean? Exactly what the fuck does that mean!?
What happened to seeking Wang Zhong to settle the debt for him peeking on Laura bathing? His guess had really been excessive . Could it be the headmaster actually wanted Wang Zhong to be his grandson-in-law?
Arnold felt as though he had received a lightning strike .
But what made Arnold even more disappointed was those guys from Tianjing Academy who seemed to have no clue as to what was happening . That side was still rubbing their heads in confusion .
Compared to the other academies, the communication between the captain and the other squad members from Tianjing Academy was the absolute best among all of the academies present . This group of people Wang Zhong moved with all knew each other's likes and dislikes . When they heard Arnold mention Headmaster Schoffel holding Wang Zhong in high regard, the group only sighed with relief . It was all good if there was no trouble .
"You really don't know?"
"I truly don't know . " Scarlet was similarly unable to grasp the present situation .
In contrast, Emily replied with extreme pride, "Big Brother Wang Zhong is just that outstanding! So, it isn't surprising that others would praise him!"
Beside her, Barran nodded his head repeatedly in agreement . The opinions of the brainless basically held no value for Arnold Teuton .
On the contrary, Grai smiled as he said, "Captain Wang Zhong is famous for being a person of great academy ability in our Tianjing Academy . He has written a few new theoretical papers with regards to group battle techniques and rune patterns . Since Headmaster Schoffel mentioned something Captain Wang Zhong had written in the library, perhaps it has to do with this . "
It was at this moment that everyone understood in a flash . They all nodded repeatedly while Arnold Teuton almost felt like pulling at his hair .
Were these fellows not aware about what kind of person Headmaster Schoffel is? A scrap-like thesis paper from an academy student would let that old man do such things? What the real fuck is this!?
It was at this moment that Laura walked out . The expression on her face was as though her entire view of the world had toppled over . Seeing her, Arnold hastily went to her side . Even so, the current Laura was still lost in her absentmindedness from Old Potter's 'transfer discussion' . This matter would naturally be impossible, and even Wang Zhong hadn't responded to Old Potter . Furthermore, Laura believed that Old Potter was just speaking thoughts as they came to his head . Even so, the important thing was the presence of such ideas in Old Potter's head! That was something extremely frightening…
As if she had the free time to explain it to Arnold . With a wave of her hand she signalled him to not bother her .
Therefore, Arnold truly planned to pull out his hair! Curiosity may have killed the cat, but what exactly happened in there!? I really want to know!
But in the end, Arnold Teuton was still unable to completely understand the whole matter . Laura didn't speak while those two guys still hadn't left the large hall . Even after the rest who had participated in this gathering left, the two continued to chat with joyously together . From the looks of it, they seemed to want to chat throughout the whole night!
This was Headmaster Schoffel you know! Even Arnold, who frequently came into contact with the headmaster, didn't dare muster up the courage to say any more than a word . Speaking just a few sentences would make him feel as though he lacked the brains to continue .
In the end, unable to endure it all anymore, Arnold had no choice but to feel some slight respect . Regardless of what level of relationship existed between Wang Zhong and Old Potter, just having the ability to chat with the old man for an entire night was enough for Arnold to know it wasn't something he could achieve even if he were to chase after them with a horse .