Chapter 255.2 - Complete Triumph
Wang Zhong was also present in this viewing gallery, Laura unexpectedly by his side. In fact, ever since he had appeared, it seemed as though Laura had been following behind him like a shadow. It gave off the feeling that they were very familiar with each other.
"Wang Zhong, is it really fine for you to sit out? Although Saxon is quite irksome, they do have the strength to back it up." With excitement in her eyes, Laura looked at Wang Zhong like she had found an extremely interesting toy.
"Rubbing his nose, Wang Zhong simply said, "You will have to wait and see, Captain Laura."
"Oh? So confident. Then I guess I will have to keep my eyes open and wait with anticipation." She really didn't know where Wang Zhong got all this confidence from.
A brilliant light flashed within Paul's eyes as he watched this. He doesn't seem to take this seriously at all. Does it mean he's completely given up? Or are his five participating squadmates just complete wastes?
Paul wanted to know who would have the last laugh between them.
"They're coming out!" Someone shouted this just as the one of the two groups of five walked out of the preparation area.
Group battles under the name of an exchange of notes was naturally different from those of an official match. There wasn't a need to use official rules for one, so the two groups could immediately start fighting upon entering the arena.
When Sully and his group appeared, a wave of cheers rose from the audience. As the squadron that ranked third in last year's Eastern Area regionals, Saxon had many chances to showcase themselves in various forms of official competitions. This celebrity effect made it so that the squadron was recognizable to seemingly everyone present. Any single member of Saxon that stepped forward would have their name, occupation, and various other special traits recognized immediately.
Vice-captain Sully. Second year student. Super assassin with the wind attribute. An absolute genius-type participant and a previous contender for Freshman King of the Eastern Area. His powerful assistance with Paul gave the squadron the chance to rush to third place in the Eastern Area.
Tamil. Third year student. One of the main assassins of Saxon and the final member of the squadron's Three Great Figures. Although he didn't appear in the spotlight much and seemed completely average and ordinary looking within Saxon Academy, he began to reveal the tip of his abilities at the start of the year. Not only did he have an incomparably firm foundation in the assassin basics, but he was a top level expert in traps, scouting, and counter-intelligence.
Yan Dong. Feng Zhan. Third year students. These double assassins of Saxon possessed extremely compatible combination techniques. The two together was said to not be any weaker than Paul, the strongest member, when launching a pincer attack. They joined the squadron at the same time as Paul and have always been one of the main assassins of Saxon Academy. A portion of the squadron's Spectral Dance Formation, one which shook the Federation, used these two as the core.
Lastly was Manlu. Third year student. He was the only substitute present in the squadron. With a pair of black-rimmed spectacles, uncommon for assassins, he was noted as the sixth-best member of the squadron. Being a jack-of-all-trades, he was most suited for pairing up with anyone in the squadron.
"They sent out such a strong formation. Although Paul isn't participating, this formation can still be considered about 80-90 percent of their full strength." Leo smiled as he continued, "Although Saxon made it look like an easy match, they are actually quite earnest toward this match."
"That is natural. Showing contempt for their opponent is just another combat tactic while showing high regard for them is more proper. Paul, that fellow, won't make such a low-level mistake." Galen pushed up his glasses. "In comparison, it's easier to guess Tianjing's lineup. Captain Wang Zhong is not participating, while that injured heavy soldier, Barran, won't as well. If we include the one with the healing special ability, then there are only six people left to choose from this nine-person squadron. Just kick one out and it's done."
"Speaking of which, the number of people in the Tianjing Squadron really is too few. Their choices for a fight is quite limited. Oh, but they have lots of girls!" Captain Andy from Leon Academy chuckled heartily as he spoke. "Look, they're coming out too!"
These captains from the other squadrons continued chat at leisure, giving no regard to some specific others around them. Laura was sizing Wang Zhong up as this happened, but only got an emotionless expression for her troubles. Can it be he doesn't even want to refute these words? This made Laura feel a bit worried for him. This patient character was too similar to an elder's.
As for what he really though, Wang Zhong was indeed indifferent to their thoughts. It wasn't due to him having good patience, however, but because he was extremely clear as to his current situation. Trying to diffuse the remarks would just make him seem even more of a weakling. In the end it would be best to just duke it out.
The Tianjing Squadron finally entered the arena. What awaited them, however, was complete silence.
Initially, the audience had an extremely weak impression of the Tianjing Squadron. Other than the various squadrons who attended the lessons with them, the rest of the Copperfield student body hadn't seen any members of the Tianjing Squadron.
But what was there to expect? This was a mere tenth place squadron in the A Region of the Eastern Area. It was also Tianjing, a logistics location that listed combat capabilities as secondary. The audience wouldn't have felt shocked if a pile of weirdos or monsters appeared from there, but…
The one walking at the front of this group of five was Grai.
"This male student…" Every female student in the arena was stunned silent.
It was a degree of handsomeness that shook the soul and dug deep into one's bones!
If Galen was considered a handsome man and Paul as a lady-killer, then the term 'handsome' couldn't be used any longer to describe Grai. He had just entered the arena but instantly became the Prince Charming of every girl's most perfect dream!
That tall and straight posture, that handsome and elegant face, that aura he casually emitted and the dazzling smile present on his lips! The most important thing was the way he held himself as he walked out. With hands swinging each step, he gave off the aura of an incomparably dignified prince. One needed more than three generations of successors to nurture such an aura!
In comparison, the legendary Four Young of Yanjing, the OP's most distinguished brothers, and even the legendary Prince Solomon of the Kaiser Empire who was said to have shocked the Federation with his handsomeness, all of them seemed to turn to waste before Grai!
Unable to hold it in any longer, Laura turned and said, "Wang Zhong, where did you find such a handsome freshman?"
Student Wang Zhong was speechless. Grai really did seem to plough through everything wherever he went… was he really that handsome? Luckily, it seemed Laura hadn't turned into a love-struck fool so he didn't develop a headache.
Following Grai were the other four members of the participating Tianjing Squadron. Dressed in the silver uniform of Tianjing Academy, Scarlet, Milami, Emily, and Lily… each of them instantly made the male counterparts of Copperfield Academy erupt with blazing hot feelings.
"That girl's chest is really not small…" As they stared at Milami's chest, a few began to salivate. "Her facial features are also quite good!"
"Fuck! I like that little loli! Such an adorable look! Who is that loli!?"
"The one at the front is Scarlet, right? I heard she's the granddaughter of Tianjing Academy's Headmaster Greene! Other than her chest being a bit smaller, I feel she's on the same level as our Goddess Laura!"