Chapter 111 Humiliation and Punishment
Boundless fury attacked the four.
At the next moment, however, feelings of disappointment arose in Claude, Renault, and Xiu Yi.
So what if they felt angry? So what if they felt jealous? The difference in their abilities was laid out right in front of them. No matter how angry they felt, it was impossible to change this fact.
What had made them felt even more despair was the talent Fang Xingjian had displayed. How long had it been? Fang Xingjian's abilities had already, yet again, undergone such astonishing progress. They felt that even if they were to combine the resources from all the classes and clans, they would never be able to catch up to Fang Xingjian in their entire lives, forever doomed to stare at his back as he continuously advanced.
But on the other side, Rota let out a loud bellow. The agitated ether particles rippled out from her body, surging out towards all directions. Her long, pitch-black hair flew up as if they were strong flames burning in the air, making her appear as if she was a goddess in the night sky. She revealed her tender skin, her thin waist, and her slender long legs, exuding a breath-taking charm.
At the same time, a burning gaze shot out from her eyes and her hair was ageing at a speed the naked eye could see. While her beauty was being shown, it gave her an additional heroic spirit unique to what female Knights had.
Claude was shocked and said, "Rota! What are you doing!"
The other party was obviously using a Killing technique which was very damaging to one's foundations.
Rota's eyes turned blood red as she stared at Fang Xingjian who was holding a sword, saying coldly, "Fang Xingjian, after giving us such humiliation, you're now thinking of leaving?"
Fang Xingjian threw her an indifferent glance, saying, "Amongst so many Knights in the academy, it turns out that you, a female, has the most guts.
"However, my fist is bigger than yours, tougher than yours. So what if I had humiliated you? What can you do?"
A hint of killing intent flashed across Rota's face, and she said a word at a time, "I started picking up spear techniques from the age of five. For the past over twenty years, it was as if I was was treading on thin ice, trembling with fear, maintaining my best condition at all times. I racked my brains, not daring to slack for even a moment. All this effort was so that I could get recognized. I want there to be no one in this world who could bully me or humiliate me.
"Fang Xingjian, you have extraordinary talent. You can defeat me, but you cannot humiliate me, nor my spear arts.
"Because while a Knight's flesh could be defeated, a Knight's honor cannot be easily humiliated."
With each word she said, the fluctuations of the ether particles on her grew even stronger. The light in her eyes became increasingly bright, as if they were two beams of ionic light beams that continuously shot out.
After finishing her last words, Rota grabbed towards the space and the omnipresent ether particles started gathering at a speed which could be seen by the naked eye. Countless Waves piled up together, creating a crimson red long spear.
'To think that she could perform it when she's only at the Knight level!'
Renault, Xiu Yi, and Claude all abruptly lifted their heads to look at Rota, whose black long hair continued to gray, and eventually white. Their eyes brimmed with guilt and awareness.
When Rota had finished her words, Fang Xingjian's eyes were wide-opened for the first time. He sized up Rota and said, "You're Rota? Alright, I've remembered you. You spoke well. Because while a Knight's flesh could be defeated, a Knight's honor cannot be easily humiliated.
"You're right. I'll remember this.
When he was saying starting saying "b-", Fang Xingjian was still standing where he was. But when he finished the word with "-ut", Fang Xingjian was already standing next to Rota, his hand over her shoulders.
Amongst everyone who were present, no one was able to see how he had done that.
"No matter how passionate one is, it would not be able to change the actual gap. A person's abilities would not be improved just because of a few words.
"But Rota, I'll remember your name." Fang Xingjian's finger tapped lightly on her forehead, creating a soft sound. And so, the other party's brain had already been concussed. She very quickly lost consciousness.
The fluctuations of the ether particles throughout Rota started to weaken together with her consciousness. The last words she heard was Fang Xingjian saying, "You can try to work a bit harder and see if you can catch up to me."
Rota only felt that his words were filled with endless cold and loneliness. At the next moment, her body turned limped and she was completely knocked out.
Fang Xingjian casually caught hold of her and placed her on the ground. He then turned to look at Renault and the other two and asked, "Do you guys want to continue?"
Claude was the first to stand out, speaking undisturbed, "Fang Xingjian, it's your win this time. After I've attained the Hundred Toxin Battle Physique, I'll come challenge you again."
With that, he left without looking back. Strong gales blew against his hair and revealed his bare chest. It looked as if he was a lion in the wilderness.
Renault and Xiu Yi exchanged a glance and left without saying a word, their gazes brimming with fury and shame. Although they were shaken by Rota's pride, their feelings of resentment and envy towards Fang Xingjian could not be expressed in just a few words.
Fang Xingjian casually dispersed the sword Qis, throwing the weapons belonging to the four of them on the ground.
At that moment, two loud, piercing whistles rang out, accompanied by two black lines in mid-air. The Headmaster and Huang Lin appeared once again.
Looking at the two of them, Hylong, who was behind Dick, stood up and shouted, "Headmaster! Master Huang Lin! Fang Xingjian recklessly attacked students in the academy, injuring over ten people! He has no respect for any law and regulations and had disregarded the academy's regulations! He had even torn down three villas, and tens of servants were injured because of this! "
Looking at this scene, Dick laughed coldly in his heart, 'Idiot. To be the first one to charge up, the Headmaster would definitely remember you.'
As expected, Headmaster Jackson was still thinking about how he could get Fang Xingjian out of the situation when Hylong had stood out, causing him to frown. This was simply an act of coercing and threatening the leadership.
Of course, he could not immediately and blatantly reprimand Hylong. However, he took a long look at him and bore in mind who he was before he slowly said, "Fang Xingjian, is what Hylong said true?"
Hylong said in elation, "Headmaster, there are both witnesses and evidences. So many teachers and students here have seen him assaulting Renault and the other three students, even beating up Rota badly. You must punish such an arrogant fellow heavily!"
Jackson's brows furrowed even more after seeing that Hylong did not know any better and was still shooting his mouth off.
Jackson had already given his judgement about him, 'While his talent is not bad, he isn't very bright and has zero sensitivity. He's only suitable to be a fighter.'
Only when Fang Xingjian threw a glare at Hylong did he then shut his trap, subconsciously taking three steps backwards. He then realized that with the Headmaster besides him, how would it be possible that Fang Xingjian would dare to bash him up?
He blushed and said harshly, "Fang Xingjian, now that the Headmaster is here, are you still not giving in? You still want to attack me?"
"Long-winded." With a flash, Fang Xingjian disappeared and reappeared from his spot. Hylong had not been able to react at all when he was already sent flying with a spin. An immense pain appeared on his cheek, and when he was in mid-air, he spit out two teeth.
He looked at Fang Xingjian, face all red, unable to believe that he was being so arrogant. He shouted, "Fang Xingjian!"
Hylong flew out once again, and this time around, this other side of his cheek swelled up as well. He wanted to continue to shout out, but was stared down by Fang Xingjian's gaze which was sharp as a sword's blade.His voice seemed to be pinned down to his throat.
Hylong could only look towards the Headmaster with a pleading look.
The Headmaster did not even look towards him, but frowned and asked Fang Xingjian, "Fang Xingjian, you recklessly assaulted other students in the academy, tearing down the dormitories. What more do you have to say?"
"I have nothing to say. Headmaster, I'm willing to accept the punishment."
Huang Lin, on the other hand, was brimming with smiles. To him, it was natural for his disciple to be so arrogant and strong, to be able to challenge and defeat the few strongest students in the academy single-handedly with his sword. Huang Lin was very proud of him.
It had also shown how monstrous Fang Xingjian's talent and potential was.
Jackson moodily stared at Fang Xingjian and Huang Lin, saying, "Since that's the case, your punishment would be to have no allowance for the next six months and to stay in the Reflection Chamber for a month."
Seeing that the punishment was so simple, Hylong stood there in a daze, watching as the Headmaster, Fang Xingjian, and the others all leave. Holding his cheeks with his hands, he seemed to have realized something as he gazed towards the direction the Headmaster had left in.
Only now then did he realize how much the Headmaster had favored Fang Xingjian.
In that instant, a hint of anxiety and bewilderment was reflected in his eyes.
'That won't do. I need to look for Li`er's father (the white-bearded instructor), and get him to put in a good word for me.'