Ye Futian of the School of the Finance Star had brutally defeated Jing Yang from the School of the Flirting Star. This news spread like wildfire through the academy the following day. Everyone gossiped amongst themselves after hearing the details.
Jing Yang had wanted to salvage his school's reputation but had been ruthlessly defeated by Ye Futian. He did not even get a chance to defend himself. All of these details made Jing Yang the laughing stock of the school. He had previously called out Ye Futian for being gutless and running away from his challenge. This time around, it was impossible to recover from the humiliation. Not only for Jing Yang, but for the School of the Flirting Star as well.
The students of the Flirting Star school felt judged by their fellow schoolmates as they walked around the campus. They were so humiliated. It was because they had been humiliated that they wanted to retaliate against Ye Futian, but by the looks of things now, it was mission impossible. Ye Futian was a freak.
It was not only the students of the Flirting Star school who thought this way. Everyone in Donghai Academy felt this way. Ye Futian was the devil in disguise.
Within the School of the Emperor Star, Hua Jieyu was sitting in her dorm. Shu Yuyan was also with her. They were in the middle talking about Ye Futian's battle with Jing Yang. Hua Jieyu smiled as she asked, "So you mean they served themselves up on a silver platter?"
"Yeah. I heard that Ye Futian was not interested in their challenge, but they were being shameless. They blocked his way and threw insults at him. Only then did Ye Futian give in, and waited for Jing Yang. His first words when Jing Yang arrived were: 'Are you ready for a good beating?' Isn't he wild?" laughed Shu Yuyan.
Hua Jieyu smiled and replied, "Yeah. He's awful."
Shu Yuyan was a little suspicious of Hua Jieyu. She never used to be interested in such gossip, but after the first time Shu Yuyan mentioned Ye Futian, Hua Jieyu began to show interest. Now, she listened to every story with ears wide open.
"Last time you said that the person you liked was an awful guy, now you're showing so much interest in Ye Futian. You haven't had a change in heart, have you?" Shu Yuyan asked Hua Jieyu.
"Uh..." Hua Jieyu was dumbfounded. She went on to say, "What are you talking about? I just think that punk is interesting."
"That's good. I really thought you had a change of heart. I would have felt so bad for the guy you liked," Shu Yuyan said. "Oh, that's right! I heard teacher say that the Art Saint's disciple, Zhou Mu, will be coming to cultivate at the Emperor Star school. He doesn't even have to be tested. Rumors say that he is genius conjurer."
"Okay," Hua Jieyu replied nonchalantly. From her expression, Shu Yuyan knew that she was uninterested. Smiling, Shu Yuyan said, "Looks like you don't have a single ounce of interest in the Art Saint's disciple. This makes me curious about what kind of person the guy you like is. How bad could he be?"
"You'll find out in the future," Hua Jieyu gave her a sweet smile. Shu Yuyan was dazed by her smile. It seemed like Hua Jieyu was already in too deep.
At the School of the Finance Star, Yi Qingxuan was back at Ye Futian and Yu Sheng's shared dormitory. When Ye Futian saw that she was present, he smiled. "Should I excuse myself?"
"What are you talking about?" Yi Qingxuan looked a bit embarrassed. She shyly took a peek at Yu Sheng, before asking Ye Futian, "You hit Jing Yang yesterday?"
"He deserved it." Ye Futian shrugged. The other students from the Flirting Star school had forced him to, so he had no choice but to oblige.
"Jing Yang studies in the main building of the Flirting Star school, and the news that you brutally beat him up has already spread around the entire academy. You've made an enemy of their school," she told him weakly.
Ye Futian was a little upset by this. He previously chose to ignore Jing Yang's challenge because one, he was not interested in humiliating Jing Yang, and two, he did not want any trouble. However, right now all the blame had fallen on Ye Futian, despite the fact that it was the School of the Flirting Star who initiated everything.
It would have been fine if Donghai Academy was not separated into seven different schools, but Ye Futian already knew that the relationships between the schools were complicated. Each school existed as an individual entity. Now that he did what he did to the Flirting Star school, there was no way they would forgive him.
Seeing how upset Ye Futian looked, Yi Qingxuan gave him a weak smile and asked, "Do you want me to bring you guys up there?"
Ye Futian blinked a couple of times, then pointed at the large main building of the School of the Finance Star located on large stairway above. "There?"
"Yeah, but we might have to test your abilities first. Do you guys mind?" asked Yi Qingxuan after she nodded.
"Not at all!" Ye Futian gave her a big smile. He patted Yu Sheng on the shoulder and said, "We're getting this opportunity thanks to you, man."
"What does this have to do with me? Wasn't it you who hit someone?" Yu Sheng looked confused.
"You don't get it," Ye Futian said earnestly.
"You guys head out first. I'll follow," Ye Futian smiled and pushed Yu Sheng forward. Yu Sheng gave him a look of confusion and walked off.
Yi Qingxuan caught up to Yu Sheng and whispered, "How are you guys so good? How do you cultivate?"
"I don't know either." Yu Sheng shook his head.
"When I saw you battle last time, you used powers from Metal Spiritual Qi. Which means that you probably have the gifts of a sorcerer, but you did not use any sorcery. You fought purely with martial art tactics. I don't even know where you get all that strength from," Yi Qingxuan complimented him.
"Isn't he the coolest?" Ye Futian butted in abruptly.
Yi Qingxuan turned to glare at Ye Futian. He shuddered and then gave her a smile. "You guys continue, I promise not to eavesdrop anymore," he said.
Yi Qingxuan turned her head and continued her conversation with Yu Sheng. As promised, Ye Futian walked behind them, not bothering the two. Yu Sheng was dominating and handsome while Yi Qingxuan was gentle and beautiful. They made a good match.
The main building of the School of the Finance Star was a magnificent piece of architecture. The feeling it gave Ye Futian was not that of a school, but a sacred site. Many people greeted Yi Qingxuan with respect as they walked in. This made Yu Sheng and Ye Futian extremely curious. Also, she was able to bring the two of them into the main building. Who was she?
Ye Futian observed his friends. He noticed looks of jealousy from a couple of the male students when they saw Yi Qingxuan chatting with Yu Sheng. To Ye Futian, it seemed like Yu Sheng had some love rivals.
In the end, Yi Qingxuan led Ye Futian and Yu Sheng to a large hall. There were already people present: two elders stood at the front while eight younger individuals stood by them. Yi Qingxuan left Yu Sheng's side to stand beside the two elders.
Ye Futian looked at her and wondered about her identity again. From the set-up, it was evident these people were prepared for their arrival.
"Yi Qingxuan told me that the two of you are extremely powerful. A while ago, there were rumors floating around that you two have been accepted into our school. But now we want to see your powers with our own eyes. These people here are all gifted students of the Finance Star school. They are all four-starred Glory Plane cultivators. You guys can take your pick of opponents, and we shall see if your powers are truly as strong as Yi Qingxuan told us," said one of the elders. Ye Futian finally understood. Their acceptance into the School of the Finance Star was thanks to Yi Qingxuan.
This made much more sense. Even though their first battle had caused a ruckus at Donghai Academy, the higher ups of each school usually did not pay attention to the happenings in the academy. Thus, it made sense for them to be accepted under recommendation.
"Four-starred Glory Plane?" Ye Futian chuckled. "We can save the trouble then. Let's have them all go at once. No offense." He knew that this was not a time to be modest. If he did not bring out his full potential, there was no way he was going to be valued by the higher ups of the Finance Star school.
"You are just as arrogant as they say," chucked one of the eight students.
"I heard you defeated Jing Yang yesterday with a single punch. I'm curious, just how good are you? Don't let us down," said a young lady dressed in tight clothing, carrying a sword on her back.
"You'll find out soon." Ye Futian smiled and made formal introductions, "Ye Futian. Yu Sheng. Nice to meet you all."
"We will have everyone go at once then," said the elder. The eight students got into formation, surrounding Ye Futian and Yu Sheng. The four of them faced forward, and the other four stayed in their original positions. In a split second, the Spiritual Qi in the room was off the charts.
Vines shot out at the two of them. It was a Wood Elemental spell. The Spiritual Qi around Ye Futian erupted. Golden wings appeared, shaking violently, breaking the vines headed in his direction into pieces. Yu Sheng, on the other hand, stayed still where he stood, allowing the vines to wrap around his body.
WHOOSH! Flames erupted, setting the vines ablaze. Yu Sheng's body seemed to be burning, but on the outside, golden armor protected his body. He continued to stand in place. On Ye Futian's body, a golden armor plate appeared. Two students charged towards Yu Sheng and two towards Ye Futian.
BOOM! The vines wrapped around Yu Sheng's body burst open. He took one step forward and the ground began to shake. Two fists came towards Yu Sheng from different directions. With a loud collision, the two students landed their fists on Yu Sheng's body, one in the chest and one on his back. However, they were the ones who felt the pain. A second later, Yu Sheng reached out his arms to catch the two students by their forearms, and flung them into the air. They landed quite a distance away.
At the same moment, the young lady began her attack on Ye Futian with a sword. Another student moved like a ghost and revolved around Ye Futian in a blur.
Ye Futian stood still, but suddenly began to move his wings. He threw a punch, and the ghost-like blur was propelled into the air. Without skipping a beat, Ye Futian avoided the young lady's sword at the speed of lightning. His wings flapped in a crazed manner, throwing the young lady into the air as well. Eventually, she landed on the ground, face first.
The battle had just started, and four of the students had already been defeated, laying on the ground. The other four students were dumbfounded. Were these two even human?
"Do you still want to continue?" Ye Futian asked with a smile.
"That's enough." The two elders could not continue to watch their students like this. They had always thought that their students had a spectacular gift, but the students were defeated before they could even display their full potential.
"Let's go." The two elders turned to leave, obviously upset.
Watching the two elders leave, the students felt embarrassed. The two students thrown out by Yu Sheng came running back, injured from head to toe. They took one look at Yu Sheng, and turned to leave as well. Amongst themselves, they whispered, "This guy is a complete lunatic!"
"Such bullies," said another student, also upset. He never would have thought that his first experience soaring through the skies would be like this.
The girl with the sword crawled up off the floor and stood in front of Ye Futian with a face dirtied from being on the ground. She glared at him and said, "You're not a man!" She then left, feeling wronged. She was a beautiful, blossoming young lady, and she was gifted. In previous battles, even if she could not win, her opponents always went easy on her and would not attack her too ruthlessly. How could Ye Futian do this to her?
Ye Futian stood there looking innocent of any wrongdoing. At the front of the hall, Yi Qingxuan laughed. These two were too much!