The Empress's Gigolo Chapter 288
Chapter 288: Punishing An Individual As An Example To Others
Chapter 288: Punishing An Individual As An Example To Others
Translator: YHHH Editor: X_X
There were only three classrooms in the Black Bamboo Academy, but the rooms weren't small and consisted of neatly arranged chairs and tables. It was exactly the same as the classrooms on Earth, but it was a fresh experience for the aboriginals.
None of the people here have studied in such an environment before. At most, the elders at home would teach several juniors how to read and speak a little. After which, they would read books on their own and ask questions only when they encountered something they didn't understand.
As a result, everyone felt that it was very fresh when dozens of people were packed together in a classroom. Among them, the commoners' children were tolerable and rather quiet. Even though it was said that they were the children of commoners, they were mostly children of minor officials or children whose parents had connections.
The more than 30 remaining people began to chat loudly among themselves and caused a racket.
Ren Baqian could hear the clamor from the courtyard even though it was a distance away.
With a sneer, he walked into the building. Even though everyone's voices became much softer, it was evident that they didn't really care about Ren Baqian.
"Silence!" Ren Baqian slammed the table, but there still wasn't much changes to the noise level. Especially for those who were hungover, their voices were exceptionally abrupt.
Ren Baqian stood in front with a blank expression and swept across the classroom. Once again, he spoke, "What is this bunch of useless people doing over here?"
As soon he spoke, the room suddenly turned quiet and everyone was staring at him. Many people were furious. If it weren't for his special status, there might have been a huge fight.
"At least it's better than a certain person who was stuck to a pillar," someone said, and the whole room roared with laughter.
Ren Baqian's face was expressionless as he marked Shi Gan down in his heart once again.
"Although I'm not strong, someone like me was able to participate the lantern-grabbing contest with all of you and even reached the lantern platform. Perhaps other people will not even bother to look at you guys at all," continued Ren Baqian.
"I'm going to clarify this point now. It's not that I want to accept all of you; I just want to nurture a few disciples. To put it plainly, it's your elders who sent you here. All of you are useless people and can't succeed in anything. As such, your elders do not want to see you at home as it would be akin to raising pets for their entire lives. They only decided to send all of you over here because of that!" Ren Baqian continued to sneer.
After he finished speaking, many people's faces were flushed with anger.
They knew that they weren't gifted and hadn't stood out in their family. However, Ren Baqian's words rubbed salt on their wounds.
As the saying goes, don't hit someone in the face during a brawl and don't point out a weakness in an argument. Ren Baqian actually did both one after another, specifically aiming at their weaknesses.
"Who are you calling useless?" someone immediately stood up and raged.
"Isn't that the case? Don't all of you know why your elders sent you over here? Are all of you dumb?" Ren Baqian was full of evil intentions and directly ridiculed them over their limits.
"We shall see who's the useless one!" a young man shouted loudly and shattered a table into numerous fragments with just a slap. He took off from the ground and pounced on Ren Baqian.
"Hmph!" Ren Baqian smirked, and his gaze turned completely malicious. He raised the Type 81 assault rifle and immediately fired.
Ren Baqian had long since guessed that this would be the result. He put the Type 81 assault rifle on the table once he stepped into the classroom.
"Bang, bang, bang!"
As three gunshots sounded, blood exploded from that person's body before he fell to the ground.
At first, many people were still waiting to watch a good show. Never did they expect that such a sudden change would occur. Immediately, everyone was stunned, and their gazes wandered around the Type 81 assault rifle in Ren Baqian's hands. At the same time, they were trying to deduce what in the world that thing was.
"Look, this is such a thing. Even a kid can hold it and kill all of you. If all of you aren't useless then what are you?" Ren Baqian continued to ridicule them. At the same time, he turned to face Xu Wei, who was beside him. "Drag him out, leave him at the clinic, and get the doctor to cut open his wounds to take out the bullets. Inform his family that this person has been deemed useless for life and that there is no hope anymore. Keep him as a pet."
Ren Baqian's vicious words made everyone's expressions turn dark. The youth on the ground was practically spitting out blood, and he finally managed to get up with great difficulty. Fresh blood was oozing out from his clavicle as well as both his right and left shoulders.
Ren Baqian tilted his head. Just now, he had only wanted to shoot the youth's shoulder. In the end, his hand trembled.
Xu Wei went forward to lift that youth. The youth still tried to resist, but Xu Wei directly twisted both of his hands, carried him, and left the classroom. A moment later, Xu Wei returned to the classroom and continued to stand in the corner.
"Look, all of you don't even know what force is. In my eyes as well as in the eyes of others, you are all useless," Ren Baqian started to mock the group of them.
"I'm different from them, so don't classify them together with me!" Tong Lan immediately retorted.
At the same time, she rubbed a handful of salt on the other people's wounds. Many people were glaring at her, but couldn't do anything about it.
Shi Gan curled his lips. He also wanted to say what Tong Lan just said.
"You are slightly better than the rest of them," said Ren Baqian, who had no choice but to admit this. According to the standards of the world, Tong Lan could be considered a genius.
"However, you are only slightly better than them. All of you don't even know what force is."
Tong Lan was unconvinced by what Ren Baqian said, "You can't even defeat me."
"Still, I have 10,000 ways to kill you." Ren Baqian spread his arms.
"With that rod you used just now?" Tong Lan had a disdainful look on her face. Even though the things that spurted out from that rod were fast, she believed that she was still able to avoid them.
"There were 10,000 people in Great Xia who had the same thoughts as you. At present, they have already turned into ashes."
Ren Baqian's words immediately reminded everyone of some previous rumors. It was just that aboriginals only valued force and personal strength. Therefore, they subconsciously viewed such an issue with contempt or even ignored it.
This was especially because of how weak Ren Baqian was; this always made people feel that he was harmless. Also, people always forgot that Ren Baqian had the capability to kill people, and no one knew how many people had actually died by his hand.
In addition to his unscrupulous savagery just now, he shot and hurt a person. Moreover, he even got someone to throw the injured person out.
Although everyone still looked down on Ren Baqian's strength, they didn't dare to behave as recklessly as before.
"All of you must first understand your identity and that you are useless people. This is irrefutable. Now, there are two options to choose from. First, continue to stay here and remain well-behaved. Second, like the idiot just now, go back and tell your elders at home that you are useless and beyond redemption. Naturally, you will not have to come here again in the future. Then, you will be kept at home and treated as pets."
Ren Baqian talked about being kept as pets three times in a row, and it deeply pierced through everyone's hearts.
"Anyone who wants to leave can get out of here now," Ren Baqian said once more.
However, no one else was impulsive this time.
Even Tong Lan kept her mouth shut.
Ren Baqian gently nodded. The aboriginal temperament wasn't that bad after all. At the very least, they didn't behave like barbarians and could heed the advice.
This was considered a good sign.
"First of all, I want to let everyone know what I can impart to all of you."
"What I can impart to you isn't exactly a whole lot, but neither is it little. The most important lesson will explain what exactly force is."
Although everyone was still raging with anger, they could finally listen to him quietly at this point. Otherwise, they would be thrown out like that previous youth.
"Tong Lan, how much strength can you exert?" Ren Baqian casually asked.
"About 15,000 newtons of force!" Tong Lan mumbled.
Ren Baqian cursed in his heart. A 10-year-old girl could actually exert 15,000 newtons of force. As expected, the aboriginals were abnormal. It wasn't only him that felt that this was abnormal because other people immediately turned their heads over to look as well.
One must know that even though the aboriginals were formidable, a person who attained Four-way Heaven could only exert between 2,500 to 10,000 newtons of force. As for those who attained Kismet Heaven, they could exert between 10,000 to 20,000 newtons of force.
Apart from those extremely gifted aboriginals, like Xiong Pi, for example, the rest of the aboriginals were probably about the same.
The practitioners in Great Xia were much weaker in strength. Their practitioners at the Man Wheel level could only exert about 5,000 newtons of force. As for those at the Earth Wheel level, they could only exert up to 12,500 newtons of force. Therefore, an aboriginal expert of the same rank greatly surpassed a Great Xia practitioner in strength.
Tong Lan had just turned 11 a few days ago, yet she could actually exert 15,000 newtons of force. The Tong family's young lady could definitely be considered a genius. This made many people upset because they weren't gifted like her.
"In that case, do you know how to move an object that is 15,000 kilograms? Under the circumstance that you are alone and cannot break apart that object."
"That's impossible!" Tong Lan immediately replied.
"If it's impossible, I wouldn't even have said it. In that case, let me ask all of you another question. Who among you is able to lift themselves up? All of you should weight between 100 to 150 kilograms and your strength should be multiple times your weight. Are you all able to achieve this?" Ren Baqian looked at everyone and asked.
Then, he actually saw several idiots trying to lift themselves.
Among them was Tong Lan, the little Lolita, who actually put her hand on her nape and tried to lift herself. Such creativity indeed.