Chapter 176 Exchanging Blows
Looking at Fang Xingjian’s expression when he turned over, Hamil and the others were all stunned for a moment.
Seeing that the three of them remained silent, Fang Xingjian said calmly, “To me, what’s the difference between you and blind people?”
The three of them wanted to rebut, but thinking of Fang Xingjian’s earlier actions, it was true that they had not been able to see it clearly. They did not even know how many kicks Fang Xingjian had landed on Edger.
‘How could he be so fast?’
Aside from the fact that Fang Xingjian had beaten up Edger, what astonished the three of them more was his speed, which was now even faster than before.
And the Radiant Light Sword Technique he had performed earlier was accurate, as if he had never turned blind.
The Fang Xingjian who stood before them with his eyes closed seemed to be even more terrifying than before.
But in the next moment, the three of them thought about the same thing.
‘Thank goodness, thank goodness that there is the Pantheon Monument Observation in the Regional Selection. With him being blind, there’s no way that he can get through this stage. His starting point is still behind us and it’s impossible for him to take part in the Regional Selection.’
A hint of rejoice flashed past Hamil’s face.
Ralph shook his head as he gazed at Fang Xingjian with pity.
Only Rota stared at Fang Xingjian’s tightly shut eyes, as if she hoped to see his eyes. She suddenly had the feeling that this person might really be able to breakthrough to Heaven’s Perception and pass the Regional Selection.
‘But how would it be possible to breakthrough to Heaven’s Perception in three months’ time? It has only been six months since he had completed his transition. How could it be possible?’
However, after Fang Xingjian threw out the question, he turned back toward Edger’s direction. Edger was still bellowing, his body flashing as he appeared a hundred meters away from Fang Xingjian.
He drew out a foldable longbow from his waist which was exploding and shooting out streams of electricity. Edger moved around Fang Xingjian at supersonic speed.
As the previous Headmaster’s son and the genius who had became the Prefectural Champion back then, his abilities now were at the pinnacle amongst those in the first transition. He was even a little stronger than Clan Elders like Rebecca. HIs instantaneous explosive force could even allow him to move at supersonic speed.
The next moment, it were as if ten thousand shooting stars had fallen from the sky. Countless crossbow arrows rained down from all directions like laser beams. This was archery at supersonic speed, and each shot transformed into ten arrows which split out.
Fang Xingjian had no way to sense supersonic arrows. He did not even know how many arrows had been shot out by him in that instant.
However, this did not mean that he had no way to deal with it. When he sensed that Edger had disappeared from the perimeters of his sense, he abruptly charged forth. Although Fang Xingjian did not go all out at full force, he moved with four times supersonic speed. In an instant, he was five hundred meters away and standing at the borders of the training ground.
Only then did those supersonic arrows hit Fang Xingjian’s afterimage, creating a series of loud explosive sounds and causing the stone surface to shatter.
Although Fang Xingjian could not see the attack, no one would be able to catch up to his speed if he was hell-bent on escaping.
Edger realized this as well and was fuming in rage. He was just about to nock more arrows when he saw a lump of white light appear at Fang Xingjian’s fingertip. The Radiant Light Sword Technique was once again activated and it the next moment, Fang Xingjian was shooting out streams of white light from his body, turning the area within a ten-meter radius completely white. One would be unable to assess his actual position.
Amidst the light, Fang Xingjian had not expected that Edger had such capabilities. To think that he could also surpass supersonic speed, preventing Fang Xingjian from sensing him.
If that was the case, Fang Xingjian could probably only rely on the Ether Sword Ripples to defeat Edger. He could dash up to the estimated position Edger was around and release up to a hundred Ether Sword Ripples around him within a ten-meter radius.
However, that was a bit hard to control. He might accidentally kill him or miss him completely.
Facing the Radiant Light Sword Technique, Edger also hesitated. If he could not see his target, it would be very hard for him to hit.
When he was considering if he should attack specific areas to test out Fang Xingjian’s location, a sound rang out from afar.
A few instructors dashed toward the training ground and shouted from afar, “Deputy Headmaster, what’s wrong?”
“What happened? Do you need our help?”
Looking at this scene, Edger frowned slightly, a hint of fury flashing passed his face. He put down his bow and arrows and retreated with a swoosh, showing no signs of hesitation.
Hamil, Ralph and Rota all looked in surprise toward Edger who had left. They had yet to figure out what was going on.
The Deputy Headmaster had left just like that?
Although he had not managed to take down Fang Xingjian in the fight earlier, Fang Xingjian was blind after all. Even if his speed was ten times faster, Edger still had a chance to win. Why did he leave?
A hint of comprehension flashed past Hamil’s eyes.
‘I heard that this Edger values his reputation the most and can put up with sufferings in order to maintain his reputation.
‘Hehe, judging on what just happened, this really is the case.’
Hamil’s guess was right. Edger had initially planned on fighting it out with Fang Xingjian, pushing him down and teaching him what respect was.
However, having been caught by surprise earlier, he was given a beating by Fang Xingjian right from the start. If the other instructors who had rushed over saw this, what would be the result?
A commotion would probably breakout the next day. The whole academy would know that he had met up to have a talk with Fang Xingjian, and because they had some disagreements, he was taught a lesson. They would also spread that he failed to defeat Fang Xingjian, ended up getting bruises all over, and was only saved after a few instructors came up to stop the fight.
How could Edger put up with such a situation? Thus, he simply turned to leave without speaking to the few instructors at all. He then spoke out in a loud, and clear voice, “Xingjian, since that’s the case, this thing is settled. You’ll instruct the elite class on their martial arts. As for the details, I’ll leave it for you guys to discuss.”
He made it appear as if they had just finished their discussion, but there was a threatening tone only Hamil and the others could tell.
The few instructors who rushed over exchanged glances, not understanding what was going on.
Fang Xingjian laughed coldly and stopped his Radiant Light Sword Technique and looked toward Hamil and the others. Since Edger had decided to stop pursuing further, there was no reason for him to continue looking for trouble anymore. There were too many things which he needed to get done as soon as he could. He had no time to get entangled with him.
He looked toward the trio and asked outright, “How is it? I’ll instruct you guys on your martial arts for two hundred gold every month. Are you guys going to accept the offer?”
The trio exchanged glances. None of them immediately replied.
Just as Fang Xingjian had thought the three of them could not put down their pride and accept his offer, Rota was the first to stand out. She stared at Fang Xingjian and said, “It’s true that I’m full of admiration for your martial arts, but I heard that everyone gets to have a one day free trial for your classes. I wonder if we can first try out the feeling of the class which costs two hundred gold per month?”
Fang Xingjian smiled, “Of course.”
Hamil’s face also reflected an incomprehensible smile akin to mountain spring water. He said calmly, “Then count me in as well.”
On the other hand, Ralph turned, let out a cold snort and said, “I’ll practice my sword myself. I don’t need other people to guide me.”
Sensing that Ralph had taken his leave, Fang Xingjian naturally did not say anything. He merely walked up to Rota and Hamil, saying, “You guys can just practice the martial arts you guys are currently cultivating. As long as it is related to circulation in the physical body, I can provide you with guidance.”
After saying that, he once again lifted up his finger and started cultivating his Radiant Light Sword Technique.
Rota and Hamil exchanged a glance. Eventually, Rota was the one who stepped forth and said, “Then I’ll start demonstrating my spear arts.”
Fang Xingjian smiled, looking at Rota and Hamil as if they were two fat sheeps ready for slaughter. In order to gather sufficient money to take part in the auction for the bones, he was giving it his all.