Chapter 1163: Challenge
Upon hearing this, the few of them turned around to take a look. They saw a young, green-robed man standing behind them at some point.
His figure was quite slim, but he was very tall and had a clear appearance. His gaze was pure as he looked over, and his lips were curled up into a faint smile as if he were nonchalant and a little flippant.
Those few youngsters were dazed.
Some of them were at Million Wine Mountain that day, but others were not. However, they weren’t very familiar with Chu Yue. Now that they suddenly saw him, they realized that this young man… had such an aura.
“Chu Yue, you’re back?!” Zhong Xun reacted first and immediately welcomed him. He walked forward and rapidly sized Chu Liuyue up, looking worried. “Are you okay?”
Being locked up at Fengmin Mountain is one of the most severe punishments in the academy. He has just come to the academy and definitely feels uncomfortable meeting such a matter.
Seeing Zhong Xun’s gaze filled with worry, Chu Liuyue was caught between laughter and tears, and her heart felt warm. “Senior Brother Zhong Xun, don’t worry. I’m fine.”
Or perhaps I should say: I’m great!
Zhong Xun originally thought that Chu Yue purposely said that to make himself feel better, but after closer inspection, he realized that the young man before him looked relaxed. His eyes also had smiles as if he were really okay.
He heaved a sigh of relief in his heart. “That’s good…”
“You’re Chu Yue.” An ambiguous voice sounded.
Chu Liuyue looked up.
Opposite them were a total of three people who looked quite young, around their twenties.
The one talking was the one standing at the front. At this point, his arms were crossed as he outrageously sized Chu Liuyue up with a complicated gaze.
“You just came to the academy and were locked up in Fengmin Mountain. Junior Brother Chu Yue, your abilities are something I can’t ever have! Haha!” His words were strange with thick sarcasm.
“You—” Zhong Xun’s expression changed slightly, and he was about to speak, but Chu Liuyue stopped him from the side.
She stepped forward and nodded with a smile. “Yeah, I do think so too. I am much more outstanding than you.”
The laughter on the opposite side suddenly stopped.
“But you don’t have to be discouraged. After all, you have to admit defeat sometimes.” As if she didn’t see the incredulous expression changes on the opposite end, Chu Liuyue’s lips curled up, and her tone was light.
However, the words she said could drive someone to the wall.
The two parties fell into a stalemate for a moment.
The few youngsters looked as if they finally recovered their senses. “What did you say?”
Chu Liuyue blinked. “It seems like your hearing isn’t very good either. I’ll repeat it again.”
She smiled in a clean and harmless manner, but the words she spat out were like needles that shot straight at the few of them! “I said that you guys are too weak. Have you heard it clearly now?”
Everyone present, including Zhong Xun, had such a thought when they heard Chu Liuyue’s name! Is this kid crazy? Does he know what he’s saying?!
“Chu Yue, you…” Zhong Xun’s face changed as well.
He had thought that Chu Yue might not be convinced by them. If not, he wouldn’t directly accept their challenge once he came back. After all, he was a kid in his teens, and it was normal to be confident in himself. However, he never thought that Chu Yue would actually say such words!
But at this point, Chu Liuyue suddenly turned around, blinked at him, and smiled slightly. She said, “Senior Brother, don’t worry. I know what I’m doing.”
Zhong Xun was dazed for a moment. He clearly saw that the young man’s eyes weren’t filled with anger from being agitated. The few people’s previous targeting and teasing didn’t trigger Chu Yue at all. He is clear and logical, and he actually said such words in such a situation…
“Hah! You have guts!” Liu Zi’an was so angry that he laughed. There haven’t been such arrogant new students in the academy for a long time!
“Since this is so, let’s compete for once, shall we?”
Zhong Xun’s heart skipped a beat. The next moment, he saw Liu Zi’an wave his wrist, and a black plaque suddenly appeared.
“I—Liu Zi’an—challenge you, Chu Yue, today! Chu Yue, do you dare to accept it?!”
Chu Liuyue squinted her eyes slightly.
Zhong Xun hurriedly said, “Chu Yue, you mustn’t agree! You can’t accept this challenge!”
Chu Liuyue looked over. “Why?”
Zhong Xun secretly felt anxious as he explained, “Because once you accept this challenge, it means that nobody can interfere with your match! And if any of you two refuse to end the challenge, then… the match will continue!”
“This also means that as long as you’re not beaten to death, the two parties have to suffer the torturing of the other party!”
This was also the reason why very few people would issue such challenges in the academy. Those who would do such a thing would normally have quite big grumbles in private.
Chu Yue has completely offended the other party now. Once he agrees, then—
“Senior Brother Zhong Xun, do you think that I’ll be the one getting beaten?” asked Chu Liuyue softly.
Zhong Xun looked into Chu Yue’s eyes, and his heart suddenly faltered. Could it be… he has confidence that he’ll beat Liu Zi’an?
Welcoming the pair of clear and silent eyes, Zhong Xun’s words of advice were suddenly stuck in his throat. Chu Yue, he… He doesn’t seem to be as immature and young as he looks on the surface…
“Senior Brother, don’t worry.” Then, Chu Liuyue glanced opposite her.
Liu Zi’an raised her brows. “What, do you not dare to accept it?”
Chu Liuyue smiled. If I allow myself to be bullied when they find me at my door, I will definitely be treated worse in the future! Anyway, I’ve already offended Liu Yintong. Besides, these few people are basically minor characters sent by Liu Yintong.
Chu Liuyue felt that she had never willingly offended anyone, nor had she purposely teased and offended whoever. Liu Yintong took the initiative to cause trouble for me, and it’s still never-ending. Even if I lie down and be the smaller one, the other party won’t treat me well anyway. Instead, they will stomp on me and bully me as much as they want. Therefore… From the very beginning, I had no intentions of being tactful or fake with these people. The only thing I have to do is take this chance and tell everyone that I’m not one to be messed with!
Chu Liuyue took out her black jade plaque. “Accept!”
According to the rules, the students at the academy had to carry out such challenges at Qing Ming Square. Hence, the few of them came to this place.
The entire square was spacious and huge.
They came over here and only occupied a small portion of the ground, but even so, they still attracted quite a few people’s attention. This was because students weren’t allowed to go to Qing Ming Square casually during normal days.
Hence, the sudden appearance of the few people at the square naturally attracted quite a few people’s gazes.
Chu Liuyue walked over and stood still.
Liu Zi’an stood opposite.
The two of them looked at each other.
“Junior Brother Chu Yue, I believe nobody has told you before, but you must be diligent and humble when you’re incapable. If not, you won’t even know how you died.” Liu Zi’an sneered.
Chu Liuyue’s lips curled up slightly.
A cauldron dropped heavily!
“Senior Brother Liu, you can say these words after you beat me!”