Zheng Kai’s entry took everyone by surprise! What he did was clearly teleportation!
The ability to connect one space to another or teleportation was an ability usually only Soul Kings were capable of. Even then, a Soul King needed to have some degree of knowledge on how space worked, and even mid-stage or even late-stage Soul Kings were incapable of understanding how to wield spatial energy.
Every rule has its exceptions however. A soul cultivator with an affinity for space were especially rare, but their advantages were proportionally numerous. Those who managed to become a Soul Exalt were capable of learning how to wield spatial energy and teleport.
Zheng Kai was one of them.
There were also a few extremely rare soul armaments capable of bending space like that. It was said one of the Ten Great Regalia had a Regalia capable of that.
Zhou Yu stiffened when he saw Zheng Kai, “Zheng Kai?” He muttered, “What are you doing here, did you bring this man here?!”
“I did, he’s a friend of mine. I don’t know what he did, but this man is a guest of the academy. What is the meaning of this, instructor Zhou Yu.”
“Guest?” Zhou Yu snorted, “You call this a ‘guest’? If he causes trouble in the academy, then he should be penalized just like a student! This man injured His Highness the Fourth Prince! If the Royal Family chooses to investigate this manner, the academy could be held liable! And if they do, then the Fourth Prince won’t leave matters like this—if we detain this man, then the Fourth Prince won’t take his anger out on the academy!”
“What?!” Zheng Kai whirled around to face Bai Yunfei, “Did….did you injure Wu Yang? Really?! How’d that happen?”
Bai Yunfei shrugged, “I didn’t even know who he was. He’s the one that decided to attack me. I just knocked him out, that’s all….”
“.....” A corner of Zheng Kai’s mouth twitched upwards for a moment before he gave him a thumbs up of ‘you did good’. For some reason, Bai Yunfei had the feeling that Zheng Kai was taking enjoyment from Wu Yang’s pains?
Did Zheng Kai not like Wu Yang?
Bai Yunfei decided now wasn’t time for such thoughts though.
Zheng Kai looked back to Zhou Yu, “Brother Bai is a friend of mine and guest of the house of Zheng. There’s no need for you to worry if he ‘runs’, instructor Zhou Yu. If the Royal Family decides to pursue the matter, have them ask for the Zheng, that way the academy won’t be affected. Will that do?”
Though Zheng Kai referred to the other man as ‘instructor’, Bai Yunfei had the feeling he didn’t really respect the man at all.
Zheng Kai’s eye wandered over to Mo Wanxia for a moment, then as if he realized who she was, he hurried on back to where Bai Yunfei was, a little faster than expected, “Well then, brother Bai, let’s leave this place. Your business must be done, yes? Let me take you to North Thirteenth Street, there’s a good restaurant I know, their food is one of the best….”
Seeing how strangely Zheng Kai was acting, Bai Yunfei decided not to remark about it. Leaving this place as soon as possible would be wise, and so Bai Yunfei nodded to leave with him.
“Stop ri—” Zhou Yu stepped forward, ready to issue another halting order when he paused, as if suddenly hearing something. Turning to his right to the stone building there, Zhou Yu stood there incredulously for a moment, but he said nothing more to stop the two from leaving.
Mo Wanxia was absolutely silent. Everything that had happened in the last two or three minutes had been far too much for her to process. By the time she had fully realized what was going on, Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai were already far away. “Hmph! He’s a friend of that pervert? If I’d known earlier, I wouldn’t have been so worried….pah, I should’ve let Wu Yang beat him!”
Clearly, there was some sort of animosity between her and Zheng Kai, so her first impression of Bai Yunfei was of that she ‘disliked’ him….
North Thirteenth Street of the Capital.
Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai were seated on the second floor of a grandiose restaurant, eating and drinking the foods on the table to their delight.
Bai Yunfei had given Zheng Kai a quick rundown on what had happened with Mo Wanxia and Wu Yang, eliciting a groan from Zheng Kai. “Man….you’re an unlucky one. Your first meeting with another student was that crazy woman Mo Wanxia. It's a good thing you were strong enough, who knows what would’ve happened otherwise.
“But still….don’t you think you overdid it a bit? Knocking Wu Yang out in one blow? How’d you do that?” He asked Bai Yunfei in between their bites.
“Haha, it was his fault.” Bai Yunfei smiled, “Hey, Zheng Kai, is that person really the Fourth Prince? Is that how a prince should act? He was completely unreasonable to talk with.”
“What’s wrong? You think a prince can’t be unreasonable?” Zheng Kai laughed, “Wu Yang is well known for being unreasonable. He’s an incompetent prince and does nothing but idle around everyday. He’s pretty much untouchable in the Capital though, so not many people try to bother him. He does know how to restrain himself sometimes, so all his misdemeanors are pretty small in scale. The Royal Family doesn’t really bother him if it’s small time issues.”
“Oh….” Bai Yunfei nodded his head knowingly, “And that girl, Mo Wanxia? Who’s she? You sleep with her before?”
“Er….” Zheng Kai hesitated to answer, “She…..she’s a sixth year student of class one in the fire course. A genius she is as a late-stage Soul Exalt at the age of twenty-seven. But she’s quick to anger and goes out of control sometimes. Just like Wu Yang, there’s not many that tries to bother her since she’s the chairman’s granddaughter….”
“Chairman’s granddaughter?” Bai Yunfei spoke up, “The same one you tried to pick up?!”
“Wha—shh!!” Zheng Kai spluttered, hurrying to shush Bai Yunfei, “Can you not bring that up? Man, I regret that….I first met her when I accidentally walked into the women’s baths and saw her bathing there….In all honesty, I swear I didn’t look! I tried to leave the moment I felt her aura, but then she found me. She tried to kill me for a whole month after that, so I don’t like going back to the academy….”
Bai Yunfei spat out his mouthful of soup, a baffled look on his eyes. ‘Accidentally’ entering the ‘womens’ bath’?
“You were trying to peep weren’t you, it doesn’t matter if you saw or not, you deserved that….”
“Also, do you and Wu Yang not like each other? Did he try and help Mo Wanxia chase you down?” Bai Yunfei asked, remembering how Zheng Kai looked back then when he heard about Wu Yang being hurt.
“Hehe, yeah, that’s right. That ass was even angrier than Mo Wanxia. The way he looked you would’ve thought I stole his wife. He wanted to duel me, but nothing came from that. Still, he never liked me since then.”
Bai Yunfei shook his head. Whether it was Mo Wanxia, Wu Yang, or even Zheng Kai, Bai Yunfei definitely weren’t ‘model students’ by any means….
There was a sudden clamor from the floor below. Turning around, Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai saw the proprietor of the restaurant escort a scholarly-looking gentleman up to the second floor where they were.
Standing behind this man were two other men with extraordinary auras of their own. They must’ve be the bodyguards of the man in front, Bai Yunfei thought. The moment they stepped onto the second floor, the man came walking over to the table Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai was!
Zheng Kai looked shocked at his entrance. “The second prince?! He’s….why is he here?!”
“The second prince?” Bai Yunfei asked, “You mean him?”
“Yeah, that’s the Second Prince Wu Zhuo…..Wu Yang’s second brother!”
Bai Yunfei’s eyebrows flew to the top of his head. Was danger already knocking on his doors so soon? Did the second prince want revenge for his younger brother?