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 Chapter 104 Follow-up

"Headmaster!"

Jack and the rest bowed immediately and went to the side, acting reserved. After all, they could not imagine themselves speaking like before while in front of the Headmaster.

Only Lilia was unconcerned and remained beside Fang Xingjian.

The Headmaster took a look at Fang Xingjian in his bed and asked, "Are you alright? The Governor asked me to pay you a visit on his behalf. Sigh, if it wasn't that something had suddenly come up, he would have come to pay you a visit himself."

"I thank Headmaster and the Governor for your concern."

"Sigh, I'm to blame for what happened this time. I didn't think that Charlie would be so insane that he would almost cause you great harm. I'm to blame if anything were to have happened to you," Headmaster Jackson said. "Don't worry, this isn't over. Charlie will be severely dealt with."

Saying these from a Headmaster position obviously implied that Jackson had made up his mind to deal with Charlie viciously. Saying these with his status and contacts clearly meant that he had great confidence in it too.

Hearing the word Governor, Jack and Anthony clicked their tongues at the same time. What kind of character was the Governor? He was a major character in charge of the Knights' promotion, learning, Prefectural Selection and Regional Selection within a region, and arguably the top character of a region. To think that someone of such status would send his regards to Fang Xingjian...

There was now even more admiration in the way those two looked at Fang Xingjian.

Dick, Ferdinand and others' eyes contracted. They had not expected that this matter would alarm even the Governor, and that the Governor had almost come to pay Fang Xingjian a visit.

If such a thing really had happened, Fang Xingjian would be able to throw his weight around not just in Kirst, but in the entire Great Western Region.

This moment, in the hearts of Ferdinand and the others, Fang Xingjian's name was once again stamped with the tag 'not one to be trifled with'.

Robert and Boris were less sensitive, but knew how honorable the position of a Governor was. He was the man who ruled over thousands of Knights in the Great Western Region. One word from him - and they would be as good as dead.

Lilia was also extremely shocked. She had not expected the Governor's concern to be extended to Fang Xingjian. Although she was innocent, being born as an aristocrat, and with Kirst's City Lord as her father, she had a better understanding of what a Governor was.

Being in charge of the Knights of a region meant that he was equivalent to a commander on the frontier, and the lord of the region. Fang Xingjian's case could be said to have reached the emperor's ears [1].

Every one started their own silent tribute for Charlie. Offending a Governor never ended well, even for the Royal Knights Association who was responsible for all Knights.

Just as the Headmaster was extending his regards to Fang Xingjian, a knock sounded on the door. Charlie walked in with his face apparently perturbed. Behind him, there were the two Conferred Knights who had been in charge of his interrogation.

Everyone looked at him in surprise, and the Headmaster's brows furrowed, saying, "Scram."

"Headmaster Jackson, listen to me," Charlie begged for mercy, "I know that I'm to be blamed for this, and I just hope to have a chance to make amendments."

The Headmaster squinted at Fang Xingjian, who nodded and waved at Charlie.

Charlie walked up hurriedly and said softly, "Brother Xingjian, I know I was rash, but don't worry, I'm not here to seek for your forgiveness. I just want to make some amendments."

He had thought it through on his way here. It was clearly impossible to directly ask Fang Xingjian to say that he was innocent. Therefore, he decided to be more obliging, to ease the tension they had between them.

Fang Xingjian smiled coldly, glanced at Charlie and said, "Brother? Are you worthy enough to be my brother?"

With that, his right leg moved in a sequence of flashes. Two loud bangs sounded from Charlie's knees, and he was forced to his knees.

It could be that the distance was too close, or that Charlie did not expect Fang Xingjian to lash out at him directly, or even that the seven days of interrogation had reduced his mental and physical state to almost nothing, but whatever the reason was, combined with Fang Xingjian's speed, Charlie did not even have time to react before he took the two kicks from Fang Xingjian.

The fact that he could become a Conferred Knight went to show that he had outstanding aptitude, and had never in his life suffered such shame. His face blushed red immediately as he stared daggers at Fang Xingjian, blood-red veins popping in his eyes.

He stood up abruptly, gritted his teeth and said, "You!"

The Headmaster stepped out and walked up to him and Fang Xingjian, staring at him coldly. His murderous glare was well understood without explanation.

Fang Xingjian asked, "You what?"

"You...you..." Green veins were popping from Charlie's forehead, the huge muscles on his arms trembling continuously as he clenched his fists. His chest heaved up and down, and after a few seconds, he squeezed out a few words from between his gritted teeth. "Did a good job, did a good job.

"Xingjian, it seems that you're not in a good mood today. I'll come again in a few days. But your coma truly had nothing to do with me."

With that, he turned around, and could almost see the taunts in everyone's eyes.

Deep in Charlie's eyes were a torrent of murderous intents. His entire self turned into a shadow, taking his leave. Clearly, he did not wish to stay there a second longer.

Everyone around stared at the scene before them in a daze.

Fang Xingjian, a level 10 Knight with first job transition, had actually brought a Conferred Knight to his knees, and that Conferred Knight could only dare to scamper off after that?

In that instant, Zhou Yong and Carter made eye contact, their eyes full of fear. They had yet to apologize to Fang Xingjian.

Barbara suddenly thought of how the Governor had sent his regards to Fang Xingjian. Her expression then changed, a tinge of regret in her eyes.

Only Lilia laughed out loud as if nothing happened, "Nice one, it was such a good vent of anger! Teacher, you were so cool just now."

The Headmaster shook his head helplessly and smiled bitterly, "Those two kicks of yours made it difficult for me to make take any further action. And to have beaten up a Conferred Knight, that gut of yours is really..."

At that moment, Fang Xingjian only felt a gush of coolness in his mind, a peacefulness like never before. Calm befell, giving his thoughts a clarity he had never experienced before.

Looking at his Stats Screen, after the training that his Ice Age Meditation Art had gone through, plus the two recent kicks had just brazenly increased a large amount of his experience points. Only a little more experience was needed for it to reach level 3. At that point, his cognition, ability to plan, and memory would once again be enhanced.

The Headmaster mumbled softly, "If that chap had retaliated, he would be just a common guy. But seeing that he can even take this lying down, we can't let him off now."

What he doubted even more was, Charlie was afterall a Conferred Knight, with strength, speed and physique of more than 100 points. How could it be possible for him to have been knocked down to his knees by Fang Xingjian so easily?

And, if Charlie had deliberately succumbed, it went to show his level of tolerance. Such a person was even more dangerous.

Charlie obviously did not think about it like this. Not only had his behavior not reduced his punishment, it had also triggered the Headmaster's murderous intent, thus making his journey to the southern borders one filled with great dangers.

Following that, commotion rose in the group, and the Headmaster waved his hand, saying. "Alright, alright. Everyone should be heading back. Let's not disturb Xingjian's rest."

Everyone left, but before Lilia left, she was called back by Fang Xingjian who asked, "So who was in first place for the inter-class competition?"

Lilia waved her small fist and replied, "It's the people from Class 248 (the class who had trained the longest, 8 years more than Class 256)."

"The Headmaster had initially wanted to suspend the competition and continue only after you were released by the association. But you eventually went into a coma and the competition was continued.

"Those rascals were annoying. When they came across teacher's class in the semi-finals, they acted pompously even though they knew fully well that you weren't present. They could have won immediately, but they deliberately bashed up Jack, Anthony and the others. Even Barbara had intentionally dislocated bones and almost got taken advantage of..."

As she said these, Lilia got even more furious. She had watched the entire competition from the side. It had been a downright oppressive and tyrannical play.

Jack and the others were afraid that they would disturb Fang Xingjian's rest, and thus had not mentioned it. But Lilia did not think of that.

She got angrier as she shared the stories of the humiliation the others had suffered during the competition, especially the part where Barbara's arms had both been dislocated as she was repeatedly flung around, being taken advantage of while she was being tossed around like a ball.

As the only female Knight in Class 256, the other party had deliberately went out of their way to provoke them.

Fang Xingjian understood that the opponents had acted with such great lack of restraint because they knew that he had been taken away by the association and had also fell into a coma. Thus, they crushed their opponents overwhelmingly, fully displaying their own abilities.

He sneered coldly. Looking at his Ice Age Meditation Art which was just about to level up, he asked. "Do you know where they are?"

"I don't know." Lilia gave it some thought and replied. "But I heard that they're having a gathering tonight to celebrate them having gotten first place again."

With that, she looked at Fang Xingjian, stars brimming in her eyes, a red tinge of excitement flashing across her face.

"Teacher, are you going to bash them up? Bring me along, I'll help you keep a look out."

But the next moment, hesitation reflected in her face. "Teacher, why don't you focus on recovering first? Those guys have been official Knights for seven to eight years. I heard from my father that the Prefectural Champion among them, the strongest fellow, is probably similar to you in abilities."

Fang Xingjian revealed a smile filled with confidence. Others had thought that not only had he not improved during this time, his physical strength could have actually deteriorated.

Little did they know that he had been cultivating everyday, and not only had his martial arts not deteriorated, but they had also been brought to greater heights. He had even comprehended the specialty Unparalleled Sword Intent. His overall abilities had become much stronger than during the competition.

[1] Reaching the emperor's ears is a saying suggesting that the matter has been submitted directly to extremely high authorities, without having gone through the usual routes of assessment.

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