The Inverted Dragon's Scale Chapter 246-247
Chapter 246: Too popular!
"I'm afraid not." Lin Canghai said, shaking his head. "Since your major is in Dragon Slayer, which is classified as a combat subject, it is compulsory to undergo training in the four lands of illusions. Arts major including music and painting can choose not to go."
Lin Canghai gave a rather strange look at Li Muyang. "The opportunity to train in the four lands of illusion is every Starry Sky student's dream, it is the most attractive aspect of Starry Sky Academy. Moreover, the four lands of illusion are full of spiritual influence, a day inside the illusion equals to a year outside. Otherwise, why would the elites of the major sword sects come here to learn——Why is brother Muyang so against it?"
Li Muyang smiled bitterly. "I just feel that the time I've been cultivating is too short and my power is too weak, I worry it would be difficult for me to cope with the dangers of the illusion."
Lin Canghai glanced at Qiandu. "We knew you would have such concerns, so Qiandu and I came to see you——"
"What does that mean?"
"Because the land of illusion is an unknown place, none of us know where we would be transported to. But if we entered the illusion together, maybe we would be teleported to the same place——"
"Is that possible?" Li Muyang exclaimed. "If that's the case, why doesn't everyone enter the illusion together? There is strength in numbers, and with all of us together we wouldn't be scared of any dangerous beast?"
"Selfishness." Lin Canghai said.
"What does everyone enter the illusion for?"
"Right. They enter the illusion for cultivation, but there is also the intention of finding rare treasures or peerless weapons. If a group of people enters the illusion together, then once they find treasures, who is going to use it in the end? Who should have possession of the peerless weapons? What about the sword techniques and divine pills inside the ancient monuments?"
"Beasts are dangerous but the human heart is more terrifying." Lin Canghai gently sighed, like a person who has had such an experience. "When the students try to kill each other, the number of casualties is even more disastrous. If it isn't someone close or a selfless person, who would dare to enter into the illusion with them? Such a tragedy has happened before."
"I understand." Li Muyang nodded. "In order words, some people would rather go into the illusion alone, bear the unknown danger and the horror of the monsters, than to work with the people who cannot be trusted, who might perhaps stab them in the back."
"Exactly." Lin Canghai said with a smile.
"Then you two mean?"
"We trust Brother Muyang's moral and believe that Brother Muyang understand the personal character of me and Qiandu——We set up a gentleman's agreement that we will evenly distribute all the treasures found, one for each person. We can work together to avoid danger and not have to deal with the miserable situation of teammates stabbing each other. What do you think?"
Li Muyang looked at Qiandu and then at Lin Canghai. "Thank you so much for your trust, I have no objections."
"Then it's decided." Qiandu said softly. "I believe we will reap a great harvest on this trip."
"I hope so." Li Muyang smiled. "Canghai said there are four illusions, then which one are we going into this time?"
"The illusion of weak water." Lin Canghai said aloud. "This is arranged according to the difficulty of each illusion. The freshmen of Starry Sky can only enter the illusion of weak water, only when we successfully return from the weak water and our cultivation level progresses to a certain level, the Institute will arrange for us to enter the other three. Of course, the majority of students would only enter the weak water and magic moon – the first two illusions. Very few people can enter the third illusion, the Demon Cave, the best in the Academy. As for clear heaven, it is extremely difficult. Ordinary people are not qualified to enter and also unable to enter."
"I see." Li Muyang said, nodding. "The Weak Water Heart in the list of top weapons that Teacher Yang had mentioned before in, is it related to the weak water that we would soon enter?"
"I don't know about that." Lin Canghai shook his head. "The heart of weak water is the heart of the weak water. But what is the heart of water? Where is it? Most likely no one knows? Moreover, there is the existence of weak water in the divine continent, but the weak water we're going to, will we be able to even discover the heart of weak water? Even Teacher Yang can't give us a definitive answer. We need to explore ourselves to know."
"I'm kind of looking forward to it." Li Muyang said, smiling.
He thought that since he has fused with the Tear of the Dragon King, and if he also found the heart of weak water, then among the heaven and earth, he is the best——Of course it's important to be low-key, he couldn't let them know the secret that he is a dragon.
"I hope we have a full harvest."
The three of them clasped their hands together.
Chu Ning grumbled: "Talk when you can come back alive."
Li Muyang looked over at Chu Ning. "Guests are eating here for lunch, you go to the canteen to buy more food——"
One must say, Lin Canghai's and Qiandu's information was very accurate.
During the afternoon class, Yang Xiaohu informed them of the water illusion survival training. And asked everyone to form their own groups.
Tie Muxin was the first to rush over, clapping Li Muyang's shoulder he said, "Li Muyang, let's be in the same group——"
Ever since Li Muyang had broke Chu Xun's bones, the Prairie man had developed a deep favourable impression of Li Muyang.
Cai Pa had always followed Tie Muxin, when she heard Tie Muxin's words, she casually added, "Me, Li Muyang and Tie Muxin will be a group."
Lin Canghai anxiously interrupted: "Qiandu and I already agreed to be a group with Muyang classmate, us three will enter the water illusion together——"
Chu Xun glanced at Lu Qiji, saying: "Me and Qiji are a group."
Lu Qiji and him were both from Tiandu and had always got along with each other. Therefore, when Chu Xun said he wanted to be in a group with Lu Qiji, no one was shocked, they have long expected such a result.
Lu Qiji stared at Li Muyang. "I will be in a team with Li Muyang."
"——" Chu-Xun's face turned as pale as dying embers
He didn't expect his request to be turned down by Lu Qiji. It should be said, they are dear friends bound by deep emotions. But Lu Qiji wants to be in a team with Li Muyang, the man who broke his bones——
Yang Xiaohu looked surprised at Li Muyang, not expecting that this dark horse had such good popularity and relations with other people.
Needless to mention Qiandu, Lin Canghai and Tie Muxin, who had always got along well with Li Muyang, but Lu Qiji, who had never liked him since the start of school, also wants to be in a group with him, was really unexpected.
Everyone loves Li Muyang!
Chapter 247: 'The weakness of dragon'!
The fact that everyone wanted to form a group with Li Muyang, made it difficult for Yang Xiaohu.
He cleared his throat, explaining: "My fellow students, I'm not against any one of you from teaming up together, but I think it's best to have groups of two or three. This way, you can deal with the risks that you may encounter in the illusion, coordinate and take care of each other, and it also would facilitate the distribution of the final reward that you may obtain. Otherwise, if everybody comes back empty handed from the lands of illusions, you would be disappointed. Isn't that right?"
Yang Xiaohu looked at Li Muyang and said, "Student Muyang, you decide——who do you want to be in a group with?"
Li Muyang took a glimpse at Lu Qiji, he knew that this woman was trying to team up with him for an easy opportunity to kill him. The lands of illusion is a dangerous place, if she killed him there then no one could accuse her of anything and she can forever hide the secret that she is a Phoenix.
Lu Qiji also looked back at him, her expression indifferent and cold, that you could not see her true emotions at all in this current moment.
As for Tie Muxin and Cai Pa, Li Muyang could only apologise to them.
Li Muyang explained to Yang Xiaohu: "I won't lie to Teacher Yang. Me, Qiandu and Lin Canghai classmate have agreed already, that the three of us will from a group and enter the illusions of weak water together——A gentleman's promise is worth one thousand in gold, a promise can't be easily changed."
"Yes." Lin Canghai added proudly, very happy about his foresight. If he had not planned ahead, Li Muyang would have been snatched away. He cupped his hand in salute to everyone and said with a beaming smile: "We've already spoken about it at noon and had struck our hands as promise. Therefore, classmates, I'm really sorry."
Yang Xiaohu nodded. "Since you've already decided on your group, the other students will have to form their own groups."
He looked over at Chu Xun, Tie Muxin and the others. "Chu Xun and Lu Qiji will be a group, and Cai Pa and Tie Muxin will be a group, are there any objections?"
"No." The crowd answered.
"Good." Yang Xiaohu was also very satisfied with his own allocation. "There are a few more days till the date of the water illusion training, the things that you need to pay attention to I will tell you later. Today we are going to learn 'the weakness of dragon'. People have weak points. What is the weakness of dragons? Greed, lust, and——"
"——" Li Muyang only felt his face burning hot.
He felt the world was full of malice!
The class ended and the students left.
Lu Qiji was collecting her textbook ready to leave, when Chu Xun, who has been sitting motionless, suddenly uttered, "I do not understand."
"Don't understand what?"
"I don't understand why you want to be in a group with Li Muyang." Chu Xun grumbled. "Didn't you hate him the most? It was because you hated him that I hated him. But——your choice today made me feel like an idiot."
Lu Qiji stayed silent for a long time before she finally said: "It is because I hate him, that I want to team up with him."
Chu Xun said coldly: "It seems you seriously treat me as an idiot."
He stood up, pushed his chair back away from him and walked straight out the classroom.
This was the first time he did not wait for Lu Qiji and did not accompany her.
Lu Qiji stared at his distant back view, letting out a gentle sigh——
The carriage rocked as the wheels and hooves clattered rhythmically over the cobblestone. Li Shinian sat in the carriage deep in thought.
Li Shinian planned to walk home together with her classmates after school, but Aunt Yu suddenly said Li Shinian needs someone to pick up and drop off from school and also did not listen to Li Shinian's objections.
Without any other choice, Li Shinian had to happily sit on the carriage to and from school.
Ever since she had been collected and dropped off from school on a carriage, no one came over and strike up a conversation.
This saved Li Shinian a lot of trouble.
Also, Yan Xiangma that idiot had suddenly disappeared——for this reason Li Shinian had invited her good friends to eat roast duck at Dingshi Restaurant to celebrate.
Li Shinian was thinking of Li Muyang. Ever since her brother left Jiangnan there has been no news of him, as if he had disappeared from the world.
Recalling their farewell at Maple Crossing, Li Shinian's eyes brimmed with unshed tears.
At that time she thought it was just a temporary separation, and they would very soon see each other again.
Unexpectedly, the separation was almost an eternal farewell.
Her brother had experienced a lot of things on his way and many unforeseen changes had happened in their home. Now that they had all moved to Tiandu, would her brother even realise this fact?
"Li Muyang, you idiot——you must live well." Li Shinian held her hands together in front of her chest, silently praying.
As they passed by an alley, Li Shinian heard a familiar voice.
She opened the curtain and peered out into the alley, shouting: "Stop."
As soon as the cart driver shook the reins, the carriage steadily slowed to a halt.
"Miss Shinian, what's the matter?" Cart driver Luo Xu asked loudly.
"I need to get off." As Li Shinian spoke, she had already lifted up the front hanging curtain and jumped out of the carriage.
"Miss——" The cart driver tried to stop her. "Madam is still waiting at home. Recently it has not been peaceful, Miss please pay attention to safety."
"It's okay, I'll go and see." Li Shinian said.
Li Shinian ran into the alley, while the cart driver parked the carriage to one side and then quickly ran after Li Shinian.
He was a servant of the Lu family ordered to protect Li Shinian——although he did not understand why a maid's daughter would enjoy the same treatment as Miss Lu, but since the Lady of the family had arranged him to follow and serve Li Shinian, he must perform his duties well.
"Lu Tianyu, aren't you very arrogant? Lets see where you can run off to this time——"
"Fatso, run, can't you run? Keep running——"
"Back then you had your big sister to protect you, so we couldn't touch you, but now Lu Qiji has gone to Starry Sky Academy, let's see who will protect you——"
Before Li Shinian was near, she could already hear the threatening voices.
Crowded together was a group of children, the youngest looking 7- or 8- years-old and the oldest 12- or 11- years-old.
The group of people was staring at the middle of the crowd with ferocious eyes, where a miserable little fat boy stood.
The little fat boy looked badly battered, nose bloody and face swollen, like he has been bullied a lot.
"You need so many people to bully one person, do you regard yourself as a hero?" The little fat boy said in a strong tone of voice.
The little fatty was slapped across the face, as a tall and thin boy sneered: "I am bullying you, so what? If you're so amazing come fight me."
The boy had only finished talking, when he felt a deep pain, a fierce force surged forth and his body propelled high into the air.