Chapter 254.2 - Diversion
Over the past couple of days, Sully had come to a conclusion that there wasn't anything going on between that Hymin and Wang Zhong. Instead, Hymin had her heart set on that pretty boy, Grai, from the Tianjing Academy. During class, she always took the seat next to him. From her actions, Sully knew that he stood no chance in winning her heart. If his rival in love was Wang Zhong, the situation might had been in his favour. However, he had to admit that pretty boy was truly handsome, so much so that even if Grai was a pile of shit, girls would still fawn and fight for it.
Since it was the case, he no longer had any need to maintain his gentlemanly facade. All in all, as long as he was happy, all things else did not matter.
"It was just a injury sustained comparing notes," mocked Sully. "There's no need for you lot to show such rage-filled expressions on your faces. If you can't bear the loss, then don't compete at all. After all, Tianjing's only at such a low level." Not giving any damn about it, Sully sneered at the bunch before him. The commotion had already garnered the attention of the other squadrons in the vicinity. When such matters occurred, who's right and who's wrong did not matter. What mattered was strength; the strong would devour the weak, this was a common occurrence in the world.
With an arch of her brow, Emily clenched her little fists and was about to move forward before she was held back by Scarlet. "Wang Zhong's about to arrive. Wait for him before doing anything. It's best that we have Hymin take a look at Barran's injury right now."
"It's nothing. It's just a small injury. Sorry for being so useless," lamented Barran. Barran was feeling extremely embarrassed and unconsciously tried to raise his right hand to scratch his head. However, as his injury was on his right arm, his actions caused him to clench his teeth in pain, and beads of sweat continued to drip down from his forehead.
Shooting a glare at him, Hymin pressed her hands against Barran's right shoulder. A faint blue soul power started to flow into him.
Special abilities revolving around healing were extremely rare, and were in fact highly sought after by numerous squadrons. After all, the CHF was constantly filled with danger. Having a healing ability would prolong the survivability of the squadron.
"It doesn't hurt any more!" exclaimed Barran while still feeling slightly embarrassed.
"Keep quiet for a second." Closing her eyes, Hymin proceeded to inspect his injury in detail. Damnit! What a ruthless blow.
In the next moment, blue rays of brilliance radiated out from her before enveloping Barran's entire body.
Fortunately, it's just a fracture.Hymin breathed out a sigh of relief. After all, Barran had just experienced a severe injury which comprised of having his soul sea collapse not long ago. This caused everyone to worry if this new injury would have any negative effects towards his internal organs. If it was just a fracture, it can be easily repaired.
Wang Zhong had finally arrived, with Laura accompanying him close behind. From the looks of it, the two had ran all the way here.
"A fractured on the right arm. Other than that, everything else appears normal to me. He just needs time to recover." Hymin gave a brief explanation, causing the other members of Tianjing Academy to breathe a sigh of relief.
"That's good to hear." said Wang Zhong with a smile. Turning around to face Sully, he said, "Vice captain Sully…"
"What's the matter, people?" asked Sully with a smirk. "It's just comparing notes. He won't die with such a small injury. You people from Tianjing Academy are creating such a big hooha over such a trival matter."
"Comparing notes? This is was intentionally!" cried out Emily with a frosty tone. Other than Wang Zhong and Ma Dong, Emily was the one who was closest to Barran, as they were of the same grade after all. To Emily, Grai appeared cold and lofty, and wasn't someone that she enjoyed talking with.
"Emily, I'm really alright…"said Barran, wanting to defuse the matter in a peaceful manner. He didn't want any of his squad mates to get into trouble because of him.
"Intentional? Wow, little miss from the Assassin family, what big claims you are making. In the future, we won't want to compare notes with you Tianjing anymore. Just because of a small injury, you've come to intimidate us with such bold claims. Looks like we'll see you guys climbing straight up to the champion's place of the CHF."
Hearing that, Barran's face turned pale while lowering his head. He understood clearly the importance of strength, as this involved not only him but also the people around him.
Originally, Laura had wanted to speak out. However, she hastily curbed this intention, as she was interested to see how Wang Zhong would settle this matter.
As of recently, Arnold Teuton had good impressions about Wang Zhong and had seen him in a more favourable light as of late. Being one of the people who he was closest to within the Potter Family, the Copperfield Dean held immense importance in his heart. After hearing about how Wang Zhong was able to converse "one to one" with the old Potter for an entire night, Arnold held immense respect for Wang Zhong, enough that he would prostrate himself in front of Wang Zhong in admiration..
He was also present when Sully and Barran had "compared notes". Having observed the spectacle that unfolded before his eyes, Arnold had felt extremely irked by the "righteousness" enacted by Sully, especially when he knew that he had the upper hand. However, just as he was about to stand up for Tianjing squadron, he was immediately dragged back by Laura.
"Don't butt in. Let's just wait and see what happens," said Laura as she stared over with interest brimming within her eyes. Regardless of whether Wang Zhong was All Mouthy King or not, she felt that this fellow definitely had the ability to deal with such a small matter. At the very least, a person that could attain the recognition of her grandpa would not be a simpleton that could not remedy a situation like this. However, the question remains: how would he deal with it?
"In the previous lesson, Captain Paul had indicated that they would like to arrange a match against our Tianjing squadron. My apologies but it had completely slipped my mind as I was abit busy." Wang Zhong extended his hands out to stop Emily and Milami from advancing forward. Completely ignoring Sully, who was jumping about at the side, he sent a faint smile towards Paul who standing behind the latter and said, "Why not decide on the date now? Might I suggest having the match today?"
Have a match? Tianjing against Saxon?
Everyone present immediately turned silent and everyone's first reaction within their mind was: Has Wang Zhong gone nuts?
Indeed, Tianjing and Saxon Academy had made promises to have a match! However, that was said in a joking manner! Who would treat that as the real deal? During this period of time, the various squads had quite a bit of spare time between their lessons. Taking advantage of this, Leo from the Austin Academy had already started comparing notes and made acquaintances with a couple of the squadrons present for this special class. Naturally, Saxon had also done the same. However, it could only be called a comparison of notes when both parties that faced each other were of similar strength and rankings. When the differences were too great, it would become plain bullying, just like what Sully had done to Barran.
Hence, although the other squadrons in the special class had compared notes with each other during the past few days, not one of them that had taken the initiative to interact with the Tianjing Academy. Having ranked tenth in the regionals last year, obtaining a win against Tianjing would do them no favor towards their fame or reputation.
The people from Saxon had the same line of thinking as this. Therefore, none of them had taken the initiative to compare notes with Tianjing. There were a number of people that felt that it was Tianjing Academy's good fortune for not having to face against Saxon as going against Saxon would only result in their loss.
However, this Wang Zhong had the gall to mention it in front of everyone!