Fang Xingjian frowned when he looked at the round-faced young man's curious gaze. He tried recalling a little before saying, "Sun Zhongping?"
"Hehe, it's been many years since we've met. How did you become so much more handsome? Did you go for cosmetic surgery?"
Fang Xingjian had attained the Divine level and completed his conjured physique. There were also sword intents hovering both within and outside of his body. Be it his figure or appearance, Fang Xingjian had become more handsome than before. Therefore, ordinary people would think of him as a great hunk.
Sun Zhongping and Zhao Yina weren't the only ones who thought so. There were a few other girls who were also occasionally glancing toward Fang Xingjian, whispering and giggling amongst themselves.
The most beautiful one of them all had a tall figure, wore light makeup, and was dressed in a suit of branded casual wear. She was likely to be the leader amongst the few young ladies.
Beside her, a slightly plump girl said, "Rulei, that Fang Xingjian has become so handsome and has a great disposition."
"Haha, you're acting lasciviously again. Why, do you want to court him?"
"Do you guys think that he looks a little like that celebrity... That..."
Listening to the jokes amongst the ladies, the young lady by the name of Feng Rulei looked at Fang Xingjian with a strange expression. She was considered one of the most beautiful ladies present, and Zhao Yina was the only one who could be a match for her beauty. However, Zhao Yina still appeared a little immature and was not as charming as Feng Rulei.
Feng Rulei had always been very confident about her looks and figure. Even in the film academy where beauties could be found everywhere, she was still the most beautiful in the class or even the faculty.
Compared to other guys and girls who were still muddled, she had straightened out her thoughts since a long time ago in understanding just how cruel society was.
She had originally not wanted to come to this junior high class reunion gathering. After all, she had left after being in the class for a semester and was not on very close terms with most of the people.
However, upon hearing from the class monitor that their classmate Wang Youxiang 1 's father had become a high-ranking official, she came rushing over. Not only did she wear the most expensive set of clothes she had, but she had also gone to great efforts to doll herself up.
Wang Youxiang was that curly-haired guy who faintly seemed to be at the center of the crowd. A few of the more precocious guys and girls had surrounded him. They fawned over him, trying to get into his good books. As Wang Youxiang was chatting happily with a few other guys, Feng Rulei looked at Fang Xingjian who was in the distance instead.
At the very least, in terms of appearance, Fang Xingjian attracted her more.
'But what's the point of having good looks? A lady's youth is only that few years. I'm not here to look for hunks. Wang Youxiang's father has entered the ministry. He's one with greater potential.'
However, upon seeing Fang Xingjian's eyes which seemed like shiny stars that flickered with a faint glow, Feng Rulei ended up being softhearted. She walked over to him a few minutes later.
When the round-faced guy seated next to Fang Xingjian saw Feng Rulei coming over, he stuttered and said nervously, "Feng Rulei, you've come too?"
Feng Rulei had seen too many guys like him, and she smiled reservedly. She then looked at Fang Xingjian and said, "Fang Xingjian, it's been a while. Which university are you studying in at the moment?"
Fang Xingjian threw a glance toward Feng Rulei. He was only here with the Black Mage King to search for traces of black magic remnants and was not interested in having interactions with these classmates.
He said casually, "I'm no longer studying."
Hearing Fang Xingjian's reply, Feng Rulei frowned. However, after seeing his good looks, she still inhaled before continuing to ask, "Then you're working?"
"I don't have a job," Fang Xingjian said faintly.
"Oh." Hearing these, Feng Rulei's interest in Fang Xingjian plunged. For him to be neither studying nor working... Even if he was a profligate son who had both power and influence, she would not be interested.
She threw a last glance at his face. Her eyes flashed with a hint of pity, then she headed back.
After sending off this girl, Sun Zhongping, who was beside Fang Xingjian, seemed to still be very excited after she left. He said, "The goddess 2 has spoken to us. Do you think she's interested in us?"
Fang Xingjian did not reply. He was attempting to use his martial will to scan everyone present, but he was unable to sense the existence of black magic like the Black Mage King could. He wondered if this was due to his immunity to black magic.
After Feng Rulei returned to her seat, a group of girls gathered over and asked while smiling, "Rulei, you went to approach Fang Xingjian?"
"What did you guys talk about?"
"Nothing much," Feng Rulei said calmly but secretly became alert. 'Feng Rulei, Feng Rulei, you must become a successful woman. Even if your husband isn't from an extremely rich family or a high-ranking official, he must be an outstanding person. You mustn't judge based on appearances anymore.'
The attention of that curly-haired guy, Wang Youxiang, was now directed toward Feng Rulei. He had taken a bit of a liking to Feng Rulei back when they were in junior high, but it had only been a faint feeling. Meeting again now, she had become a lot more beautiful and gave him quite a surprise.
When he saw her approaching Fang Xingjian earlier, he was a little bit displeased. However, upon seeing them separate after a few words, he heaved a sigh of relief.
A short moment later, he went up to Feng Rulei's side and started to talk to her.
"Feng Rulei, I heard that you got into Jing City Film Academy? You're really something. The competition must have been really intense."
"I was just lucky. I had originally only planned on accompanying someone else to take the test," Feng Rulei said with a smile. "What about you? I heard that you're studying university in Jing City?"
"I'm studying finance in Central University 3 ." Wang Youxiang wore a hint of pride on his face. He had relied on his own capabilities to get into the top university in Xin Country, and this was something he had been very proud of.
Hearing Wang Youxiang's reply, a hint of admiration appeared on Feng Rulei's face. "That's amazing. The cut-off point for Central University was at its highest last year, right? You're really good in your studies. Why did you think of choosing finance? Isn't your family working for the government?"
Wang Youxiang smiled. "It's just that I'm more interested in this area. Economy development is an important trend now, and it concerns the country's prosperity. You know about the financial crisis two years ago, right?
"That was a problem that implicated the entire world and affected everyone's lives, from the financial level to the economic level and then the exports. The increase in domestic demand can't compensate for the reduction in foreign demand for domestic exports..."
Feng Rulei listened attentively to what Wang Youxiang said. She did not really understand what Wang Youxiang said about economics and finance. However, she felt that the way he spoke was very charming and that he was definitely unlike those incapable second-generation people.
After chatting for a while, Feng Rulei subconsciously threw a glance toward Fang Xingjian, only to discover that he had disappeared unknowingly.
'Has he left? That's good too. Although he's handsome, he is a far cry from Wang Youxiang in terms of both his knowledge and inner qualities.
'Sigh, if only Wang Youxiang were as good-looking as him.'
After sighing inwardly, Feng Rulei looked at Wang Youxiang with an even more serious expression, appearing to listen to him attentively.
Simultaneously, both Fang Xingjian and the Black Mage King had once again returned to the clouds. After hearing what the Black Mage King had to say, Fang Xingjian's gaze revealed a hint of solemness.
In the hotel, the door of the private room was suddenly opened with a bang , and a man wearing uniform walked in.
When Wang Youxiang saw this scene, he frowned, stood up, and said, "Which department are you guys from? Why have you barged in here? Who is your leader?"
The man in the lead threw Wang Youxiang a cold glance. "I'm sorry. This concerns the country's top secret. There are some things for which we need you to cooperate with us."
With a wave of his hand, the man said, "Take them all away."
Several tens of men gushed in. They paid no heed to their struggles and complaints and brought them away.
Wang Youxiang's eyes narrowed. He took out his phone and wanted to make a call, but his phone was snatched by the man in the lead. With a crushing sound, the phone was deformed.
Wang Youxiang gulped as he looked at the man in shock and fury.
"Apologies. Please come along with us. We'll make sure to compensate for all your losses after this is over."By right, this person's name should be translated as Huang Youxiang. But in the next two chapters, the author happily kept using Wang Youxiang. So… the majority wins? A slang. People who are extremely revered (due to their good looks or other positive attributes) are referred to as gods/goddesses. Not sure how much of a coincidence this is, but the raws for Central University fits the bill for Japan's Chuo University. But Chuo University is supposedly located in Tokyo and not Kyoto. Decided to just go along with another made-up name. I made up so many... any one won't hurt.