Chapter 5 – Can’t Accept it!
It was almost time for the afternoon class, so Xia Ping came down from the rooftop and headed for class. When he was approaching the classroom though, two people suddenly appeared and blocked his way.
He took a look and immediately saw that it was two girls who were blocking his way. One of them appeared cute and adorable, standing at one and a half meters tall. With all of her clothes being brand name articles, she had quite a regal air about her. It was very clear that she had a superior background.
Xia Ping recognized this girl. Her name was Liang Xiaoxue, one of his classmates in class. She was truly a wealthy beauty with a haughty attitude, never having any of her classmates in her eyes. Before, she had pretty much no interactions with him.
As for the other girl, she had a coldly elegant type of absolute beauty. Her clothes consisted of a white shirt with a large bust size, cowgirl shorts that set off her slender legs, and a pair of white sneakers that finished off her ensemble.
Xia Ping also recognized her as well. She was the class leader and class flower of class sixteen, Jiang Yuru, who enjoyed great popularity throughout the entire school. With excellent grades and a high martial arts talent, she was pretty on the level of a goddess and had countless pursuers.
At the same time, she was Xia Ping’s neighbour, having recognized him since he was he was little. Pretty much a childhood friend.
“Xia Ping, is it true that you are planning on going onto the Soaring Dragon Platform with Xiong Batian?” Jiang Yuru asked, gazing at Xia Ping.
Xia Ping nodded, “It’s true.”
“How could you agree to go onto the Soaring Dragon Platform with Xiong Batian?” Jiang Yuru asked, looking at Xia Ping with a solemn face. “Don’t you know that Xiong Batian isn’t a good person to mess with? His cultivation is at the fifth layer of Martial Disciple. Aside from being naturally born with superhuman strength, it’s also rumoured that he’s practiced a mid-tier martial skill, Darting Lightning Bear Swipe. His combat capabilities are off the charts and can probably match even those of a sixth layer Martial Disciple’s. You’re only at the third layer of Martial Disciple. If you go up onto the Soaring Dragon Platform, then aren’t you just looking to be ravaged by him? Quickly go surrender and abandon this dumb duel!”
You don’t understand,” Xia Ping replied calmly.
Jiang Yuru scowled at Xia Ping, before retorting, “What don’t I understand? It’s obviously you acting on your impulses after being provoked to so stupidly accept such a dumb duel. You clearly know that you aren’t Xiong Batian’s match and that you’ll only get beaten up if you go onto the Soaring Dragon Platform, yet you still accepted. What, is it just so that you can spite him? Even if you won’t die on the Soaring Dragon Platform, if you’re seriously injured by Xiong Batian, then you’ll still need to be sent to the hospital for urgent care. The doctor’s fee for that isn’t cheap. At that point, aren’t you just increasing the financial burden for your mother and father?!”
She knew of Xia Ping’s circumstances. His family was only an ordinary one. Just this one trip to the emergency room and it would be enough to severely impact their financial situation.
“Men are like that. They obviously know that they don’t have the capability and aren’t somebody else’s match, yet they still go around flaunting their superiority. That isn’t handsome, that’s just dumb,” Liang Xiaoxue said, looking down at Xia Ping with disdain. This kid clearly didn’t have anything to him, yet still put on such an act. She really hated men like that. Honestly, she was curious as to why her best friend even cared about this kid.
“You don’t need to worry so much. I naturally know how I should handle this affair.” Xia Ping shook his hand, gesturing for Jiang Yuru not to worry, before walking past her and entering the classroom.
How could Jiang Yuru know that he wasn’t the same as before? Obtaining the Pure Yang Everlife Incantation, promotion to the fourth layer of Martial Disciple, the practice of the Five Form Fist, all of this greatly increased his strength. Right now, he was strong enough to crush Xiong Batian.
Yet, there was no need to tell other people of this. After all, even if he did tell them, they probably still wouldn’t believe him. Since that was the case, then he would use reality to prove everything.
“Xia Ping!” Jiang Yuru glowered at Xia Ping’s back, yet she couldn’t stop him. Right now, she was really furious.
Liang Xiaoxue coldly humphed, “Yuru, why do you even care about this man? You’re wasting you’re time. Wait until he suffers a bit. Once he is seriously injured by Xiong Batian and sent to the hospital for urgent care, then he’ll know just how wrong he was.”
“But if he’s seriously injured, how should I tell Aunt Huang?” Jiang Yuru asked in frustration.
Liang Xiaoxue waved it off, “It doesn’t matter how you tell her or not. You’ve already done your best to talk him. It’s just that he won’t listen. What, if he tries to commit suicide by jumping off a building, we’re supposed to stop him too?!”
“Forget it. With things as they are now, there’s nothing else I can do,” Jiang Yuru sighed in resignation. Both of them had already agreed to go onto the Soaring Dragon Platform and news of this matter had also been spread throughout the entire school. Even if they wanted to stop now, it was already too late.
”It’s fine, it’s fine. Class has almost started, you know. This is somebody else’s situation anyways, you don’t need to keep worrying about it here. Let’s go in already,” Liang Xiaoxue soothed before pulling Jiang Yuru into the classroom.
And at this time, Xia Ping had already entered the classroom.
Swish, swish, swish!
Almost immediately, the entire class turned their eyes to Xia Ping, their gazes filled with curiosity, puzzlement, and confusion. The reason for all this was because this kid had agreed to go onto the Soaring Dragon Platform with Xiong Batian.
Who didn’t know just how fierce and brutal Xiong Batian was in school? He was basically the King of the Playground! Not only was he rough and domineering, his battle prowess were also off the charts. Nobody dared to mess with him. Yet now, not only did Xia Ping want to mess with him, he even wanted to fight with him.
Normally, this guy was only a normal student with average grades and went pretty much unnoticed in class. Why would he just suddenly cause such an earth-shattering event now of all times?
“Xia Ping, I heard you’re going to be dueling Xiong Batian. Do you have any plans for victory?” A male classmate asked.
Gao Wan off to the side was still angry about being mocked by Xia Ping from before. He sneered, “Our superior student here wants to enter Yanhuang University. Who knows how high his martial arts cultivation is? A mere Xiong Batian probably means nothing to him and could easily be beaten up with a single hand.”
He looked at Xia Ping with derision. Everybody could tell that he was being sarcastic.
Upon hearing Gao Wan’s words, all of the students in class burst out laughing. Now, every time they looked at Xia Ping, it was as if they were looking at a joke.
“Now, now everybody, there’s no need to keep laughing at our classmate Xia Ping over here.” Yang Wei stood up with a magnanimous expression on his face. “After all, just having the courage to challenge Xiong Batian is already deserving of our respect. At the very least, I’m afraid I don’t have that courage. I admit my inferiority!”
The other students laughed even harder.
Xia Ping gave Gao Wan and Yang Wei a glance, “What, you guys can’t accept it?”
“I’ll accept your sister!”
Gao Wan almost leapt up. “As a person, you should know your limits and never overestimate yourself. Want to enter Yanhuang University and win over Xiong Batian? Who do you think you are? You’re only an average third layer Martial Disciple student who would have difficulty getting into a third-rate university much less Yanhuang University! Stop daydreaming and wake up to reality! A salted fish can never manage to flip over!”
“What does it matter to you whether or not I can enter Yanhuang University or win over Xiong Batian? You’re like a dog trying to chase a rat, uselessly wasting your time,” Xia Ping retorted, waving him off. He was too lazy to even bother with these people anymore.
Seeing Xia Ping still act so cocky, Gao Wan practically exploded from anger. This guy was so infuriating! Calling him a dog? Really?!
His eyes narrowed as a sinister smile flashed across his face. “Since you’re so confident, why don’t we make a bet?” he needled.
“A bet?” Xia Ping repeated, turning to look at him.
“Correct. If you lose, you’ll have to do three laps around the school. Naked. Likewise, if we lose, we’ll also do three laps around the school naked. Do you have the guts to bet with us?!” Gao Wan challenged.
“Is that really okay? I remember both of your bodies missing something, so if you guys strip naked, then won’t other people mistake the two of you for girls?” Xia Ping asked, looking doubtfully at Yang Wei and Gao Wan. He really was worried.
I’m missing your sister!
Who the fuck’s body was missing something? Neither of us were really impotent, nor was that thing really so small that other people couldn’t see it. This bastard had to stop going around and spreading all those strange rumours.
Both Yang Wei and Gao Wan were infuriated half to death as their noses flared. This guy’s mouth was just asking for a beating! Every time it opened, it spewed bullshit and more bullshit. The problem was, they couldn’t do anything if their classmates actually did believe him.
Jiang Yuru: It’s actually suppose to be Jiang Yaru, pronounced ya-ru, not yar-ru. In Chinese, it’s 江雅茹. Jiang is the surname and means “river”. Ya stands for “elegance” and “beauty”. As for ru, it usually means “to eat”, but in this case, when used as a name, it doesn’t have any particular meaning. I’m using Jiang Yuru to make it easier for English viewers.