Chapter 47: Cute Master Xu
After having opened his natal palace, Ai Hui finally didn’t stand out so much in school. This was something worth celebrating.
After returning to school after such a long time, Ai Hui saw the bustling crowd and felt disconnected due to the amount of time he was gone. He couldn’t help but smile. He had really left the Savage Territories for so long that he had already become more sentimental?
Thinking deeper, Ai Hui had already left the Savage Territories for a few months. He did change a lot.
He could peacefully sleep and did not need to hug a sword to sleep in some safe corner. He could accept people being within a close proximity and would not subconsciously kill anyone to destroy any hint of danger. He could idly chat with Luolan, could lay back on a rattan chair to watch the stars, and he wasn’t anything like before, alert at all times in case of any danger.
He did not know if this change was good or bad. At least until then, he did not prevent this kind of change.
If this could continue, he would be very happy.
Ai Hui saw Master Xu on the street who revealed a look of congratulations “Student Ai Hui you improved a lot. In such a short period of time, you were able to open your natal palace. You did not spare any effort recently. Continue to work hard.”
“Yes, Master.” Ai Hui respectfully saluted.
He always respected the teachers in the school from the bottom of his heart. In his opinion, passing on knowledge was something honorable. While in the Savage Territories, learning was super difficult. Every person had their own problems, so there were very few people who were willing to help others. No one cared if you learned anything.
Master Xu was originally worried because Ai Hui rarely attended class, but after seeing Ai Hui’s cultivation level, he knew Ai Hui had not wasted his time. He still reiterated his teaching “After opening your natal palace, you will need to learn more than before. Your foundation is already worse than others’, so you definitely cannot relax.”
“I will, master.” Ai Hui responded with gratitude.
Master Xu nodded “With you like this, I am content. Students must remain harmonious and loving. Some students might have poor attitudes and little patience, but they’re still kind-hearted on the inside. You opened your natal palace so quickly, so you must understand this.”
Ai Hui’s head suddenly became confused. Master’s meaning was for him to avoid conflicts with other students as best as he could?
He still respectfully nodded “I will remember, master.”
Master Xu was pleased with Ai Hui’s attitude. A student who was respectful to his teachers and very hardworking would definitely be a good student. He had plenty of teaching experience and saw many different students. Slightly weak talent did not matter much. One only needed to learn slowly. As long as one’s personality wasn’t poor, then progress is inevitable. This kind of student would instead be very stable and learn things meticulously. In the future, it would be difficult for them to become a hero, but they would become one of Five Way Heaven’s middle tier backbones.
“I did not speak of this to you earlier because you did not have a natal palace, but the school has many activities you should participate in to expand your horizons. After a certain amount of time, you guys will have to go on missions. They count as practical lessons and are how the school assesses you.” Master Xu patiently explained.
“Students have to complete missions too?” Ai Hui was a little surprised.
Master Xu laughed and said “Of course. You guys came to the Induction Ground to improve your combat ability. If you only learn and don’t practice what use is it? Don’t be too worried. In the beginning, the missions are all very easy. When you guys become strong, the missions will become difficult then. You guys will encounter many difficult and dangerous situations in the future. More practice will do you a lot of good.”
“I will try hard, master.” Ai Hui sincerely spoke.
Master Xu was finished with his advice, so he told Ai Hui “Go to class.”
Watching the shadow of Ai Hui’s departing figure, Master Xu felt a little emotional. Ai Hui was the most special within the class. He did not have a natal palace and still lived to tell the tale after three years within the Savage Territories as a coolie. To tell the truth, he could not imagine how Ai Hui managed to survive those three years.
Master Xu had always opposed Five Way Heaven’s employment of coolies from Old Earth. However, one man’s voice is too soft, so he could not change anything.
However, when he first saw Ai Hui, he could see the hunger within Ai Hui’s eyes, a hunger towards learning. For a teacher, nothing else moved him more than this.
Thus, he personally found Duanmu Huanghun and instructed him to assist Ai Hui.
Looking at it now, Duanmu Huanghun seemed to have done a pretty good job. Master Xu was very clear about Ai Hui’s talent. Since Ai Hui opened his natal palace within such a short period of time, one doesn’t even need to think to know that it was through the effort of Duanmu Huanghun.
Master Xu was very satisfied with his decision. He had no doubts about Duanmu Huanghun’s talent and strength. Duanmu Huanghun’s previous streak of victories clearly explained that.
Duanmu Huanghun helping Ai Hui demonstrated his sense of responsibility and kindness, so Master Xu was very happy.
Suddenly, his vision turned to Duanmu Huanghun who was walking over, just a small distance away.
Duanmu Huanghun also noticed Master Xu and hurriedly greeted “Master Xu!”
“Have your injuries fully recovered?” Master Xu concernedly asked then with slight reproach “Student Duanmu, in the future don’t be so stubborn and seek glory. Ranking is important, but one’s body is first priority. You’re still young. You still have your whole future ahead of you. Don’t value these empty titles so much. You see, this time you forcefully endured and ended up having to recover for an entire month. In the future, don’t do these kind of things.”
“Master is right to lecture. Huanghun will never again rashly behave in this way.”
Duanmu Huanghun hurriedly responded with respect, suddenly feeling guilty.
“I have nothing to say about your talent. You’re young and successful, so I am not worried at all about your cultivation. My biggest worry is your moral integrity.” Master Xu was very serious and strictly spoke “No matter how strong one becomes, without moral decency, one could only cause trouble. Just like that one incident a little while ago, there was actually a student that ran naked in the street. This kind of thing happening is extremely humiliating for the Interpine Institute. The institute was furious and became determined to figure out what happened. No matter what kind of backing this person has, once they are found, they will definitely not be let go! Student Duanmu, why are you sweating so much?”
Duanmu Huanghun became increasingly guilty, and forcefully smiled “Probably because my injuries haven’t completely healed, so my body is a bit weak.”
Master Xu suddenly concernedly said “Please pay a lot of attention to your body. If you need anything, just tell me.”
“I will.” Duanmu Huanghun could not wait to leave.
Master Xu continued to praise “Duanmu Huanghun has such a great sense of responsibility. Master didn’t think that student Duanmu could accomplish something so amazing. Within such a short period of time Ai Hui was able to open his natal palace. Student Duanmu really deserves merit this time. I was originally worried that your personalities wouldn’t be compatible, but it looks like I was thinking too much. You guys already cooperated for so long and have pretty good synergy. Not bad, you guys are creating your teams today, so you two can be a team. Alright, go to class now.”
Duanmu Huanghun initially heard what he said and had no idea what he was talking about. He only realized what was happening a long time after Master Xu stopped speaking.
Me with… Ai Hui in a team?
His two hands hugged his head as his face filled with terror and watched the teacher’s departing figure.