AGM 0111 - Riding Crane
The position of Mo Qingcheng within the Emperor Star Academy was different from the other students. Even though she did not pass the required examination to be enrolled in the academy, she still often appear within the grounds of the academy.
Not only that, she had an Emperor Jade Medallion as well, and could enjoy the resources that was extended to students of the academy. In addition, it was rumored that almost all of the older and esteemed elders of the academy were acquainted with her.
It was only within recent years that the presence of Mo Qingcheng in the Emperor Star Academy became lesser and lesser. Maybe it was because her strength had gradually increased. And as for what cultivation base Mo Qingcheng had, not many people were clear about her true level of power. But despite this, there were many who guessed that if Mo Qingcheng displayed her true strength, she would most definitely be ranked within the 10 prodigies.
Not only so, Mo Qingcheng, was definitely the dream girl of many males in the Royal Capital. The news about several members of the 10 prodigies trying to woo her was also not a secret, it was just that Mo Qingcheng couldn't be bothered with them.
At this moment, Mo Qingcheng ignored Qiu Mo, but called Qin Wentian a dumbo instead. This scene caused many in the crowd to stiffen and turn stonelike, standing unmoving at their original spot.
'Dumbo' seemed like a term of endearment, it was as though both parties had an extremely close relationship.
Even Nolan was somewhat jealous of Qin Wentian. The luck of this fellow was really too good, from the time she had known her to the the first time Mo Qingcheng met the unconscious Qin Wentian, Mo Qingcheng had never treated any male that nicely before. Maybe it was fate, or maybe it had something to do with the past relationship between the Mo Clan and the Qin Clan.
"Miss Mo, why are you here?" Qin Wentian smiled.
"Why can't I be here?" Mo Qingcheng had an adorable look upon her face, dazzling the eyes of those who were gazing at her.
"And just calling me Qingcheng would do." Mo Qingcheng gently smiled.
At this moment, the gazes of the crowd were filled with intense envy and jealousy. If Mo Qingcheng spoke this way to them, how marvelous would it be......
The warm smile on Qiu Mo's face disappeared instantly, as his countenance transformed into something extremely ugly to behold. Earlier when he called out the words 'Qingcheng', he was ignored. Not only that, Nolan also said that he had overstepped his bounds, and he had better put some respect into his words.
But yet, just moments ago, Mo Qingcheng actually personally told Qin Wentian to just call her Qingcheng?
This difference in treatment felt like a slap directly on the face of Qiu Mo.
"Qin Wentian." Qiu Mo gritted his teeth. He naturally did not dare to harbor any ill intentions towards Mo Qingcheng, and thus, he transferred all his jealousy and rage onto Qin Wentian. What qualifications did Qin Wentian actually have? Not only was he favored by the Emperor Star Academy, and was protected by their will, he even obtained the approval of Mo Qingcheng.
"Qingcheng." Qin Wentian smiled as he called out, only to see a radiant smile blossoming on the face of the young lady in front of him. His heartbeat involuntarily quickened, as he felt small traces of nervousness from the butterflies in his stomach.
Drawing in a deep breath, Qin Wentian calmed his heart, silently scolding himself that his will was not strong enough. How could he lose his self-control upon meeting a pretty girl?
However, he did not know how many males in the crowd currently would want to be in his position.
"Smelly brat, tossing your senior aside the moment you meet your little lover." A voice drifted over from the side, causing Qin Wentian's eyes to flicker, as an expression of surprise flashed on his face.
As he turned his gaze over, Qin Wentian realised that the duel between Luo Huan and Jiang Xiu had stopped.
Laughing loudly, Luo Huan regarded both Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng, the warmth in her eyes was obvious, and her words caused Qin Wentian to be extremely embarrassed.
A faint tinge of redness could also be seen on Mo Qingcheng's beautiful countenance. A beauty that was capable of toppling empires, the look on Mo Qingcheng's face caused everyone below to be stunned. Their dream goddess actually display such an expression of shyness. But what made them depressed was that Mo Qingcheng only displayed such an expression after hearing the words of Luo Huan.
Not only that, she didn't refute the claim.
"It's over. Mo Qingcheng, she wouldn't be interested in Qin Wentian right?" The crowd was completely dumbfounded, while they became increasingly jealous of Qin Wentian.
"Senior Sister, what are you doing?" Qin Wentian mumbled, speechless. Luo Huan's words were too misleading, and somewhat too direct.
Surreptitiously glancing at Mo Qingcheng, and upon realising the expression of shyness on her face, Qin Wentian's heartbeat quickened yet again.
"Is there anything wrong with what I say? The number one beauty of Chu, if the two of you were together, wouldn't it be perfect? Why are you not working hard to woo her? Or could it be that you guys are already together?" Luo Huan' blinked her beautiful eyes, as Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng became increasingly embarrassed.
"Pei, Pei, Pei. How could this fellow match up to Mo Qingcheng?" Nolan strode to the side of Mo Qingcheng as she unhappily stated. If the suitors of Mo Qingcheng were to line up, that line would extend all the way out of the Royal Capital. How could they allow this little fellow to get lucky? Absolutely no way in hell.
(TN Note: Pei = sound of spitting)
"What do you mean he can't match up? A 17 year old, 3rd level divine inscriptionist, first in the history of Chu. Not only that, my junior brother is young and handsome, and will definitely surpass the 10 prodigies in the future. He and Mo Qingcheng are a match made in heaven." Luo Huan spoke as if she intentionally wanted to matchmake them, laughing as she stated.
"Impossible," Nolan angrily refuted. The bickering between these two beauties caused Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng to be flabbergasted.
Wasn't this a sign that the whole world would be in chaos?
"What are the both you saying?" Mo Qingcheng felt slightly depressed. Gazing at Qin Wentian, she stated, "Grandpa said that the Astral River Hall would be opened to the students today. Let's go together and ignore them."
"The opening of Astral River Hall?"
The faces of everyone froze. The three important places for cultivation in the Emperor Star Academy.
The first, Heavenly Star Pavilion.
Second, Astral River Hall.
Third, Dreamsky Forest.
The Heavenly Star Pavilion and the Astral River Hall both required a leveled up Emperor Jade Medallion before one could access it. Especially the Heavenly River Pavilion. Within it wasstored a plethora of innate techniques and cultivation arts, and thus there was a need to monitor the access strictly.
It was the same for the Astral River Hall, one's access was determined by the level of one's medallion. For example, a 3rd level medallion would grant access to the 3rd level. Naturally, it also depended if that cultivator had sufficient abilities to withstand the pressure in there.
However, there was one aspect in which the Astral River Hall differed compared to the Heavenly Star Pavilion. The Astral River Hall only allowed access to students once a year.
And this time round for the students of Emperor Star Academy, as long as you had the ability, no matter how high you wanted to go, the Emperor Star Academy wouldn't stop you.
Many speculated that the reason for this this was because of the grand Jun Lin Banquet coming up at the end of the year. After all, the Emperor Star Academy would send many students to attend, and as the number one martial academy in the Chu Country, it wouldn't look good if the students sent by the Emperor Star Academy were too weak.
Today, the Astral River Hall was open to all. This was a rare opportunity for students with great affinity but lacking in Yuan Meteor Stones.
"Astral River Hall?" Qin Wentian naturally had heard of it before. It was only because just based on his own affinity, he was already able to traverse up to the 5th Heavenly Layer. That was why during this past year, he didn't choose to go there. But since there was a chance knocking on his door, he might as well grab it and go take a look.
Qin Wentian nodded his head, and mounted the white crane together with Mo Qingcheng. With a flap of its great wings, the white crane soared up in the sky.
"The two of you......" Nolan stomped her foot on the ground upon witnessing what just happened. Gazing angrily at the back of Mo Qingcheng who was getting further and further away, Nolan silently scolded, "Idiotic girl, choosing a guy over your friend. I will deal with you when I see you again."
On the other hand, Luo Huan was laughing happily.
"Boss, why didn't you bring me along?" Fan Le stretched his hands out in the air, as he grumbled depressedly. The two of them were supposed to be brothers, weren't they going to share wealth and woe together?
But still, that little fellow seemed to be truly lucky with beauties. Earlier, Qin Wentian had already explained the misunderstanding that happened back then in the Dark Forest, and that Mo Qingcheng had actually apologised to him in that banquet hosted by Chu Tianjiao. Fan Le naturally would not blame Mo Qingcheng for that misunderstanding that happened earlier.
Qiu Mo had an ashen look on his face, as he stared blankly at the silhouette of the flying crane.
Mo Qingcheng actually invited Qin Wentian to fly on her mount with her. What was this treatment? There was never any male that enjoyed such a treatment by Mo Qingcheng ever.
"I know that you deliberately targeted Junior Brother Qin because of Mo Qingcheng. But how laughable was it that Mo Qingcheng didn't even know who Qiu Mo is? And on the contrary, didn't you see what her relationship with Junior brother Qin was like? I truly don't know what's praiseworthy about you stepping into Yuanfu. Even if you are a Yuanfu cultivator, Mo Qingcheng won't be bothered about you all the same."
Luo Huan didn't forget to shoot Qiu Mo when he was down. That arrogance of Qiu Mo earlier still grated on her nerves. Now that she had the chance to stub his pride, she wouldn't be polite.
"And as for you, the 10th ranked among the 10 prodigies? After the banquet, you will never see your name appear in the rankings of the 10 prodigies again." Luo Huan cast a glance at Jiang Xiu. There was no clear victor during their duel earlier.
"See you at the Astral River Hall." Jiang Xiu coldly snorted as he walked away in the direction of the Astral River Hall.
Qiu Mo snorted as well, as he soared in the air, flying in the direction of the Astral River Hall.
The elites on the stage also made their way over to there.
Elites were all competitive in nature. Since the Astral River Hall was going to be opened today, those elites with stronger talents would naturally wish to see who could climb the highest.
Very quickly, everyone in the crowd vacated the area and departed for the Astral River Hall.
Today, he was ignored as though he was transparent while Qin Wentian obtained the favor of Mo Qingcheng. How could Qiu Mo take this humiliation lying down so easily? He would definitely make Qin Wentian pay, should they meet again in the Astral River Hall.