Bai Yunfei asked in slight surprise. He had actually been thinking about this person when he appeared in front of him.
It was the sixth year student from the lightning section, Ye Ming!
"Hello, instructor Bai." Ye Ming bowed respectfully to Bai Yunfei.
"Were you waiting for me here?" Bai Yunfei asked, "Is there something you needed?"
Ye Ming was perhaps the one most interested in the art of crafting and the most studious of ones trying to learn the art. Bai Yunfei had a good impression of Ye Ming, but because of him being a lighting-type soul cultivator, Bai Yunfei felt it unfortunate he couldn't learn the art of crafting.
Still looking as determined as ever, Ye Ming spoke to Bai Yunfei. "I wish to join the crafting class."
It was with a sigh that Bai Yunfei replied to him, "I've said it before. Even if you've a dual affinity, your main element is lightning. If you try to offset that by learning the art of crafting, it'll be trouble to yourself. You're a Soul Exalt with just your control in elemental lightning aft—"
Bai Yunfei paused. He stared at Ye Ming with his eyes wide open in shock, "Wh—what have you done?!"
The reason why he was shocked was because that he just looked at Ye Ming's strength. He was...a late-stage Soul Ancestor now!!"
He wasn't hiding his strength, this was his true strength! A late-stage Soul Ancestor!
Just a week ago, Bai Yunfei distinctly recalled him being a mid-stage Soul Exalt! What in the world….?
Because of his shock, Bai Yunfei found himself scanning Ye Ming a little deeper with his soulsense. But afterwards, his expression grew even more shocked. "You….you're… elemental energy, why is it…?"
He could clearly feel the elemental energy coming from Ye Ming's body right now, and it was only elemental fire! He could hardly feel even a tidbit of the elemental lightning that had once been rampant before….
Bai Yunfei came to a startling realization, "Don't tell me you've…."
Ye Ming nodded, his face betraying no emotions on it. "I did. I've destroyed my essence lightningseed and casted my elemental fireseed as the dominant one….instructor Bai, am I able to join the crafting class now?"
Bai Yunfei didn't know what to say to that. He was still in shock at what was going on, and neither could he believe his eyes—Ye MIng had….destroyed his own future in elemental lightning!!
To forsake lightning for fire!!
For the sake of being able to join the crafting class and learning the art of crafting, Ye Ming had destroyed his main essence seed, cutting his strength in half and turning himself towards the path of elemental fire!
It was a thought almost far too absurd to think about. Bai Yunfei himself could still hardly believe it. Ye Ming had been a mid-stage Soul Exalt! And now he was a late-stage Soul Ancestor! This was over a dozen years of effort and training down the drain!!
"Instructor Bai. Am I able to join your crafting class as I am now?"
Ye Ming's repeated question snapped Bai Yunfei awake. "Why do you cling to the idea of joining the crafting class so much?"
"I want to learn how to craft."
"I believe that the path of crafting will take me far beyond what the path of lightning can take me! I can walk farther, I can become stronger!"
Bai Yunfei grew silent again. Ye Ming's strong desire and belief had been rather overwhelming. Even he was starting to feel affected by it.
After a while, Bai Yunfei gave him a small smile. "Do you really want to join my class?"
Ye Ming's eyes brightened. "I do!"
"Then follow me."
He turned around to walk towards the mountain. Needless to say, he would allow Ye Ming to join his crafting class.
"Thank you instructor Bai for helping me!!" Ye Ming cried out in joy. Bowing as he spoke, he quickly followed after Bai Yunfei.
Soon enough, the two arrived at the top of the mountain where classes would be held.
Earlier when they were scaling the mountain, Bai Yunfei felt the auras of the other students already there talking about something.
Bai Yunfei's appearance caught their attention straight away. Turning towards him to bow, they spoke, "Hello instructor Bai."
Bai Yunfei nodded in return. "Is everyone prepared yet?"
Doing a head count, he noticed something was off, "Oh, Mo Wanxia isn't here yet?"
Mo Chen answered on behalf of the students, "Senior Mo was here a while ago, but I think she said she had to go bring someone somewhere."
"I see." Bai Yunfei nodded. He turned to the rest of the class, "Everyone, I'd like to introduce our newest student."
He pointed to Ye Ming next to him, "This is Ye Ming. He'll be a student of this class from now on."
Ye Ming took a step forward to give a rather uneasy smile, as if unaccustomed to such. "Ye Ming. Please treat me kindly."
Everyone looked at him incredulously, they hadn't thought they'd be getting a new 'classmate'. But the one who looked the most incredulous had been Ouyang Yuyun on the right, "Eh? Ye Ming? Aren't you the Ye Ming from the sixth year lightning section?"
"That is I."
Everyone repeated the last two words Ouyang Yuyun said—lighting section? How was he able to join the crafting class?
Fang Yong was the next to spot the oddity, "Sixth year lightning section? Why is it that when I look at brother Ye Ming's strength…."
Ouyang Yuyun answered for Fang Yong, "Late-stage Soul Ancestor?! How is that possible…?"
"For the sake of joining the crafting class, Ye Ming sacrificed his future in elemental lightning to learn elemental fire. For that reason, I've decided to allow him to join our class. I hope you will all get along with him." Bai Yunfei smiled.
Everyone only looked even more surprised at Ye Ming at that.
Mo Chen was the first to act. Rushing to Ye Ming, he spoke up with a tone of admiration, "Big brother Ye Ming, did you really do something as crazy as that?! Gods…that's unbelievable! Why did you…"
The other students began to talk it up with Ye Ming, leaving Bai Yunfei to smile and nod. Over the short few days the students of the crafting class had been with each other, they had already formed a decent relationship with each other. So Bai Yunfei was hoping that Ye Ming would find himself quickly integrated into the class without any trouble.
At that moment, Bai Yunfei felt two more auras come up the mountain towards them. Looking down, he saw a figure in red and a figure in white quickly come scaling up the mountain.
One of the two was Mo Wanxia, but why was there another person with her?
Squinting his eyes, Bai Yunfei reared his head back in surprise when he realized who the other person was. "Him?! What's he doing here?"