You Qingfeng blinked a few times in recognition of the fact this person was talking to him. What was being said sent him into another round of surprise, though.
The smiling expression on this person's face confused You Qingfeng. He didn't recognize this person, but he could at least confirm that he wasn't an enemy of theirs. Easing up a bit, he glanced at his companion to stand down before looking back at this person to try and see who he was.
He was strong, there was no doubt about that. Otherwise, he would never cut into a battle like this without a second thought. But this person was far stronger than he was, and it seemed that….he knew him? And to be called 'senior'? This was….
Something about this person was familiar to You Qingfeng. His eyes glimmered with light as he thought hard on just who this might be. He had definitely seen this person somewhere before. He just couldn't put his finger on it.
After a long moment of silence, You Qingfeng gave up, "And you are….?"
The smile didn't disappear from Bai Yunfei's face. "It's been many years, it's normal to have forgotten about me, senior You. Do you remember of the events seven years ago in Jadewillow City in Azure Cloud Province? This junior is…."
You Qingfeng burst out with realization.
Bai Yunfei's hints had reminded him of who he was, and You Qingfeng couldn't help but look on in shock after he declared Bai Yunfei's name.
Bai Yunfei smiled and nodded. "Haha, it's me. Long time no see, senior You."
"You….you're…." Even though Bai Yunfei was right in front of him, You Qingfeng still found it hard to accept it. His eyes were blinking rapidly, unsure of the truth in front of him. "Are you really Bai Yunfei?" He asked in doubt, "The Bai Yunfei from Jadewillow City?!"
"Bai Yunfei?" The bushy-eyed companion next to You Qingfeng repeated, "Bai Yunfei….the genius from the Crafting School?"
You Qingfeng snapped to his companion, and then back to Bai Yunfei with even more doubt and confusion. "You…"
A little embarrassed, Bai Yunfei scratched his nose, "That's me as well, haha…"
This time, You Qingfeng was finally fully convinced of who Bai Yunfei said he was. His eyes were still wide-open, "Bai Yunfei…it really is you! How…but how?!"
The bushy-eyed companion of You Qingfeng was still staring at Bai Yunfei and at You Qingfeng. He was confused how his senior knew of such an outstanding person from the Crafting School. But. What did 'but how' meant? Was it normal to greet an old friend as if they were seeing a ghost?
Bai Yunfei smiled. "It's a rare opportunity to meet with you here of all places, senior You. But let's put this off in the meanwhile, we've some annoyances to take care of first."
He gave a close look at the two people in front of him, "You're both quite injured, please stand aside, I'll handle the two beast tamers."
Though the two were standing straight and tall, their soulforce were practically fully depleted and their wounds were surely taking a toll on their bodies by now. They were merely putting up a strong front, but it wouldn't take much to send them falling over.
"What….let you handle them?!" The bushy-eyed one stared incredulously at Bai Yunfei. "You're going to handle the two beast tamers by yourself?!"
"Don't worry, it won't take long." Bai Yunfei smiled.
His Cataclysmic Seal was already flying into the skies, shining orange in light as it did to protect You Qingfeng and his friend in a barrier.
Bai Yunfei stepped forward to look at the two beast tamers standing there.
From in the barrier, You Qingfeng stared blankly at Bai Yunfei, not sure of how to take in all of this. He wanted to say something, but Bai Yunfei was already more than far away. You Qingfeng hesitated, but in the end said nothing. All he could do know was watch and try his best to recuperate as much as he could in this limited time.
Bai Yunfei's arrival onto the scene had been a little surprising for the two beast tamers, and they hadn't done a thing while Bai Yunfei was talking to You Qingfeng due to their surprise. It was only when You Qingfeng started talking that the two beast tamers started to pay attention to the conversation.
"Eh?" The skinny one blinked. "Bai Yunfei? I think I heard that name somewhere before…."
His fatter companion was quicker to put the figure to the name. "Bai Yunfei?! The same Bai Yunfei from the Crafting School?!"
"What?! Even the Crafting School's here?!" The skinny beast tamer cried out, "This spells trouble if the Crafting School is here to fight for the Extreme King Pills!"
The fatty had been listening intently to You Qingfeng and Bai Yunfei speak to one another, his face a dark color. "He knows the people from the Wood School! He's really here to help them! Damn…."
"Bai Yunfei from the Crafting School…I heard a lot about him recently. Didn't he open a crafting class in the Capital? He shouldn't have heard about the Extreme King Pills to come here to Crushed Stone River that fast….senior Zhu, what should we do?"
In the time the two were talking to one another, Bai Yunfei was already done with his conversation and walking towards them!
The skinny one picked up on that. "Senior Zhu, should we fight?" He asked again.
The fat beast tamer contemplated with himself for several quick moments. Eyeing Bai Yunfei when he was just fifty meters away, he snarled. "Fight! Why shouldn't we?! So what if he's from the Crafting School, are we afraid of them or something?!
"Halt!!" He spat at Bai Yunfei.
"Skree!!" The giant beetle screeched menacingly, moving in between Bai Yunfei and the beast tamer.
The two rhinos came in from the left and right, their horns poised and their feet pawing at the ground ready to charge at Bai Yunfei.
Bai Yunfei paused briefly to level a calm stare at the two beast tamers.
With their soulbeasts surrounding Bai Yunfei and the person in question coming to a stop, the fat beast tamer felt his courage be bolstered. "Crafter," He announced, "Stick your nose somewhere else!"
Bai Yunfei's eyes swept over the two beast tamers without at all caring for the other soulbeasts there. "I'll give you both one minute to leave this place. I'm willing to not fight you both."
The impudence of Bai Yunfei was astounding to hear, and the fat beast tamer was practically boiling over at his words. "How dare you!! Do you really think you can beat the both of us by yourself?!"
The two of them were the cream of the crop and one of the strongest their school had to offer. Very few people were even able to compare to them, and this was something like a mark of pride for them. So to have Bai Yunfei speak to them like so infuriatingly insulting.
Bai Yunfei's eyes narrowed, he wouldn't be bothering with any more words with them. There were no hard feelings lost between him and the Beast Taming School. In fact, Bai Yunfei had more complaints than anything else with them. It was only because of him not wanting to waste any soulforce that he was giving them the option to leave. But since they weren't willing to do so anyway, Bai Yunfei wouldn't cry over killing them.
The Fire-tipped Spear appeared in his right hand as Bai Yunfei prepared himself to fight the two beast tamers.
"Hmph!! How arrogant! If you're so willing to die, then I'll be more than happy to kill you! Attack!!"
Fully intent on killing Bai Yunfei now, the fat beast tamer waved his right hand, commanding for his soulbeasts to attack! And at the same time, his other beast tamer companion did the same thing with his own right hand!
"Roar! Roar! Roar!!"
Several soulbeasts leapt forward at the same time towards Bai Yunfei. The giant beetle came from the front, the rhinos came from both left and right, and the giant wolf was coming from straight behind to attack Bai Yunfei all at once!