Looking at the unfamiliar streets before him, Fang Xingjian felt as if he had been here a long time ago. Following his Sudden Inspiration's senses, he made turns here and there. He brought the Black Mage King along with him and arrived at a street that was bustling with activity. All sorts of departmental stores and hotels were lined up along the streets, and there were many people passing through. It was a scene of a prosperous modern society.
At that moment, a young lady kept looking at Fang Xingjian. Her gaze was filled with a puzzled expression.
She followed Fang Xingjian all the way to the entrance of a hotel, and when she saw the name of the hotel, her eyes revealed a hint of surprise.
The young lady plucked up courage and said to Fang Xingjian, "Hello, are you Fang Xingjian?"
Fang Xingjian raised his brows as he had naturally sensed this young lady's abnormal behavior. When he heard her question, he replied, "I am Fang Xingjian. Who are you?"
Although there were people with extraordinary strength on Earth, almost all of the magic prints Warriors were in Demonic City. Ordinary civilians tended to be filled with uncertainty, doubt, disbelief, or indiscriminate belief toward people with extraordinary strength.
However, three months ago, Fang Xingjian's action of flicking a large plot of land out of the atmospheric layer with a single sword attack had astonished the entire planet. The event had become a piece of explosive news.
However, during that event, people had only managed to take a blurred photo of Fang Xingjian. No one had managed to take a photo of his actual appearance.
Thereafter, the governments had taken action to cover up this event, and the media calmed down very quickly. News pieces of the event were replaced by news of various celebrities, sports, and entertainment in this internet generation.
At present, Demonic City had become a new topic for discussion due to Tiandao's destruction in a major earthquake.
This was why even though Fang Xingjian's name was renowned in the extraordinary world, he was not famous at all in the ordinary world.
Hearing Fang Xingjian's reply, a hint of surprise flashed on the young lady's face. "It's really you! Earlier on, I had the feeling that it's you, but you've become a lot more handsome and I wasn't very sure."
Seeing Fang Xingjian's perplexed look, the young lady said, "You don't recognize me? I'm Zhao Yina! We were in the same class back in junior high."
"Zhao Yina?" Fang Xingjian was stunned for a moment, and he quickly searched for this name in his mind. With the current capabilities of his brain, he would be able to instantly recover almost any memories as long as it was something he still remembered.
His gaze narrowed instantly, and the image of a little girl bearing a close resemblance to the young lady before him appeared in his mind. However, the young lady in front of him had grown over the years. Her eyes had become bigger and more lively, the baby fat on her cheeks had disappeared, and she had turned from an ugly duckling into a beautiful young lady.
Fang Xingjian remembered her. It was true that this person was a student from his junior high, but she had transferred out in the third year. By the looks of it, had she been brought away because she had become too beautiful?
Fang Xingjian asked the Black Mage King through information currents, "Does this lady have traces of black magic on her?"
"Hmmm?" The Black Mage King threw a glance at Zhao Yina, feeling strange as to why Fang Xingjian would ask such a question. He had not felt that this person was a Mage, but upon hearing Fang Xingjian's question, he still sent out martial will to scan Zhao Yina.
At the next moment, his gaze narrowed, and he said, "It's a little strange, but there are some vague traces. Can I kill her?"
Fang Xingjian frowned slightly, seemingly a little displeased. "Must you kill her?"
The Black Mage King was only testing Fang Xingjian. However, when he saw that Fang Xingjian appeared displeased, he immediately said, "It's fine even I don't kill her. It's just that I'll need more time. I will slowly use my martial will to search for that hint of wave remnants. That black magic seems to have been cast too long ago, so only a hint of it is left on her. I'll need about half an hour for this.
"However, regardless of whether I kill her or not, I don't have absolute confidence of making sense of it. It was too long ago, and there's far too little of the black magic wave remnants."
Fang Xingjian said, "It doesn't matter. Just try your best."
Their communication was completed through information current in a flash. To ordinary people, they seemed to only have exchanged a glance. Seeing that Fang Xingjian did not reply to her, Zhao Yina said, "Are you also here to take part in the class reunion gathering today? They said that many of our classmates from junior high have come."
"Junior high class reunion gathering? It's here?" Fang Xingjian looked at the hotel, and a hint of comprehension flashed in his eyes. Was this the Sudden Inspiration's guidance? He then asked, "Will the few classmates who transferred back then come as well?"
"I don't know. The class monitor is the one who has been contacting everyone. I don't know exactly who will be coming," Zhao Yina said as she looked at Fang Xingjian. Smiling, she continued, "Ever since you went on to high school, none of us have been able to contact you. I thought that you wouldn't be coming this time around either."
Fang Xingjian did not reply Zhao Yina's question. He was now feeling curious about whether those junior high classmates of his had traces of black magic as well.
Zhao Yina said, "Is this grandfather here your friend as well?"
Fang Xingjian threw a glance toward the Black Mage King and said to him through information currents, "Later on, you just keep yourself concealed by the side."
The Black Mage King left, and Fang Xingjian said, "He's just a friend. Where's the gathering? Let's go over and take a look."
The two of them headed up to the hotel's second level and toward a private room. Before they got close, they heard loud laughter.
Zhao Yina opened the door and saw that over ten young men and ladies were gathered together and chatting in small groups. It was a lively scene.
However, one young man with curly hair and a lofty disposition seemed to stand out amongst them. He had a towering presence and subconsciously attracted everyone's attention, just like stars gathering around the moon.
At Zhao Yina's appearance, a few ladies who knew her immediately came over to greet her.
"Yina, you're finally here! We've been waiting for you for very long."
"Zhao Yina, aren't you going to introduce this person next to you?"
"Haha, could it be that he's your boyfriend?"
Zhao Yina smiled, slapped out teasingly at the person who was speaking nonsense. "Can't you guys tell? He's Fang Xingjian."
"Huh? Fang Xingjian?"
A number of people in the room expressed surprise. They had gathered a few times since they graduated from junior high, and a few of them had kept in contact all this while. However, after Fang Xingjian graduated from junior high, it seemed as if he had disappeared and no one had been able to get into contact with him.
They had not been that close with Fang Xingjian back in junior high and had even lost contact thereafter. Therefore, after exchanging greetings, they went off to chat in their small groups again.
A guy with a round face walked up to Fang Xingjian and said, "Where the heck did you go after junior high? None of us have been able to get into contact with you."
Fang Xingjian randomly found a seat and sat down while saying, "I went back to Demonic City."
"Oh, so you went back to Demonic City," the round-faced guy said. Then at the next moment, he cried out in surprise, "There was a great earthquake in Demonic City recently! Are you alright?"
"I wasn't around then, so I'm fine."
"That's good, that's good. I saw the news. They said that large areas of buildings collapsed." The guy with a round face shook his head. "To think that you went back to Demonic City. It's no wonder that we couldn't find you. Do you still remember me?"