Chapter 36: Nightmare
“I never expected that Classmate Duanmu would be that awesome!”
“Yeah. He’s such an upstanding person, to willingly stay in Interpine Institute. With this kind of sentimentality, it looks like I’ve misunderstood him previously.”
“Right, seems like Classmate Duanmu’s the kind who’s cold on the outside but passionate on the inside!”
Once the school heard that today was the day Duanmu Huanghun was returning to Interpine City, everybody in the school specially organized a welcoming ceremony for him. Regardless of whether it was the masters or the students, all their faces were filled with joy. This was Interpine Institute’s greatest never-before seen historical glory. A first year student charging into Induction Ground’s top twenty ranks did not only give Interpine Institute reputation, but many benefits.
As long as Duanmu Huanghun stayed, Interpine Institute would receive a huge number of leaderboard points every year. By himself, the number of leaderboard points Duanmu Huanghun acquired for Interpine Institute surpassed the entire student body. These points impacted Interpine Institute’s future rating and supply of resources, so Duanmu Huanghun was currently worthy of being called their golden goose.
Duanmu Huanghun being able to achieve such shocking success completely went beyond the school’s expectations. In addition, him publicly announcing that he would stay in Interpine Institute was the same as a large meat pie falling from the heavens. This was why there was a welcome ceremony; it didn’t matter whether it was one of the masters or students,, they were all perfectly happy to hold one.
The benefits Duanmu Huanghun gave to the school would be affect each and every one of them. Both the masters’ salaries and the students’ cultivation resources would be greatly grow.
However, the more eye-catching change would still be Interpine Institute’s female population. Duanmu Huanghun was originally considerably popular among Interpine Institute’s female population, but now, Duanmu Huanghun had become the Induction Ground’s idol, which drove the girls into a frenzy.
“Girls, focus! We can’t be defeated by the other school’s hussies!”
“Yeah! When was it their turn to hog our Huanghun? If they want to get a piece of our Huanghun, they’ve gotta ask us first!”
“Don’t let our goodies flow into another’s field, tell those hussies to bugger off!”
“We have to let Huanghun know who truly loves him!”
The girls were dressed in their favorite luxurious garments, their very best clothes. Each and every one of them were gorgeously dressed.
Since the opening of the city gates, Interpine Institute’s school population had already occupied both sides of the street, prepared to welcome him in a never-ending line which connected the city gates all the way to Interpine Institute’s school gates.
The businesses on both sides of the street also hung colored flags while every training hall dispatched assistants to hold their banners. Every business owner grinned from ear to ear as every one of their businesses had flourished incredibly in the past few days; it wasn’t known how much the large purses on their waists had swelled.
The popularity of blind competitions gave every training hall in Interpine City a huge increase in business; it was like Interpine City had already become the home of blind competitions. With that kind of attraction, their businesses would prosper for a period of time. However, they were very clear on the fact that this kind of situation could not last forever. Blind competitions were still novel at the moment, but after a while, the novelty would move on and their businesses would fall.
In spite of that, what made them incomparably happy was the emergence of Duanmu Huanghun.
As long as the ever so radiant Duanmu Huanghun remained in Interpine City, it would no longer be a little unknown city. What kind of a concept was Induction Ground’s top twenty? It was an existence others looked up to. In other words, while Interpine City’s previous attraction was their blind competitions, its current attraction was precisely one Duanmu Huanghun.
In the keen eyes of business owners with visions of profit, Duanmu Huanghun was a commodity worth keeping. In addition to his great strength and illustrious background, he had risen into the top twenty ranks as a first year, unquestionably coming forth as a once-in-a-century genius. The current Duanmu Huanghun had already become the new students’ leading figure, so how many challenges would he receive? How many conversations would he be in?
Duanmu Huanghun even had a beautiful face that women were jealous of! Think about all those women who would lose their heads, they were basically an endless source of money in the making!
Whose money was the easiest to earn? Women’s!
Everyone benefited from Interpine City’s upgraded reputation.
Almost all the residents of the city had come out. Such a remarkable genius had never come from Interpine City, so everyone was brimming with curiosity. Don’t even mention the top twenty, a student in the top hundred had never come from Interpine City. Interpine Institute’s highest ranking student previously was ranked two hundred ninety-two.
A Flame Floating Cloud quickly flew in the skies at a great speed.
Duanmu Huanghun sat on top, his enchantingly handsome face showing tiredness. No matter one’s mind or body, challenging experts consecutively so many times was a great load to deal with.
Seeing the outline of Interpine City in the distance, he let out a long breath of relief. In order to break away from those crazy female students, he had left during the night.
To him, these past few days were like a nightmare. Since the time Master Xu had given him that assignment, he felt like encountered misfortune after misfortune and a fire was choked in his heart throughout it all. Later on, that fire only grew larger and larger. Just think about what he had to go through during those days! Especially when he thought about Gu Tianning’s public challenge. Back then, because of his swollen face, he had no other choice but to refuse, causing others to believe him a coward.
This had already made him think that he had lost all face. Thinking about how all those nobodies all thought they could trample him, the stifled fire of anger in Duanmu Huanghun’s heart exploded.
Thus, without saying another word, he immediately challenged those bastards who challenged him, beating them into pig heads.
It was not only that. Under his rage, he had immediately charged into every training hall and utterly defeated those experts from outside who had come over to experience blind competitions.
Even though he did all that, Duanmu Huanghun’s fury still had not been completely vented, and no one knew how much fury he still had remaining!
As a result, he charged straight out of Interpine City. The first person who had upset him was Gu Tianning; when he thought back to that day he had seen his swollen face in the mirror and heard the challenge from outside, his prideful soul felt indescribable humiliation.
Afterwards, Duanmu Huanghun’s eyes were red with killing intent as his chest almost exploded with fury, causing his mind to say only one thing: He needed to vent! He needed to vent!
It was only after he challenged two more experts that Duanmu Huanghun finally felt drained and the flames of fury in his heart had vented somewhat.
He was much calmer now.
As for the other school’s invitations, he didn’t even glance at them before tossing them away.
He had to get up from where he had first fell!
If he went to another school, wasn’t it letting Ai Hui off too easily? Before his debt had clearly been paid, he would definitely not leave Interpine Institute. Just thinking back to his own swollen face caused the killing intent in his chest to be slightly harder to restrain.
He didn’t have the courage to recall the even more frightening scene either.
That damned Ai Hui was his nightmare. He had to get rid of him!
He looked at the city gates and the crowd lined up in welcome behind it. Adjusting his clothes, his face once more resumed its indifferent yet enchanting look. He also raised his chin and sat upright.
Being able to come back like a hero totally satisfied his vanity to the max.
The Flame Floating Cloud slowly stopped before the city gates under the gazes of everyone present. Behind the city gates, the crowd all simultaneously held their breath. Duanmu Huanghun’s handsome and cold face captivated their gazes. His tall, straight, and slender figure was just that extraordinary. While his gorgeous clothes were a bit travel worn, they seemed to be narrating glory and achievements after a huge war.
The peerless genius that came out from the Induction Ground!
The unconditional idol of all the new students!
The Flame Floating Cloud slowly steadied itself once it was a few inches from the ground. In the eyes of everyone present, Duanmu Huanghun was like a hero, carrying a radiant brilliance and aloof as he calmly stretched out his legs to descend from the Flame Floating Cloud.
“Eh, Classmate Bangwan, you’re here too!”
The voice in his nightmares suddenly sounded without warning.
No one was ready for the sudden expansion of Duanmu Huanghun’s pupils. His body instinctively stiffened and the out-stretched leg slipped, stepping into empty air.
Thump. Like a wooden stake, Duanmu Huanghun directly fell head first into the ground.
Everyone both inside and outside the city gates were all struck dumb.