Chapter 573: Shen Yirou
All six of the people there were stunned into inaction by the sudden disappearance of two soulbeasts and the arrival of another two. It wasn't until the blue-eyes wyrm finished eating off the lobster when the instructor finally realized the danger of the situation. With a trembling body and widened eyes, she took several frantic steps back, "We have to go now!"
Though the danger that was the giant underground lobster was gone, an even great danger was no present in front of them. Even if they disregarded the giant bird that had just been there a moment ago, there was still the giant soulbeast in front of them, the soulbeast strong enough to kill a late-stage class six soulbeast in a matter of seconds! And furthermore....this type of soulbeast was most definitely not one that was friendly with humans.
"You idiot! I told you to help them out, not kill the soulbeasts!! Didn't I tell you we can't kill any soulbeasts as we please here?!"
A furious erupted in the direction from behind the six. Turning their heads, the six saw a young man in gray come floating down to the ground, an adorable white dog following behind him.
And to the absolute shock of everyone there, the terrifying soulbeast in front of them started to....whimper. Was it....feeling abashed by the rebukes of this person?
Though slightly abashed, the blue-eyes wyrm still managed to eat the last of the lobster's tail. With a gulp, it swallowed the rest of it down in guilty pleasure. Giving a small whimper, the wyrm downsized in a flash of blue light.
The young man still in the air above smiled softly at the wyrm's response. "Fine, I know you're a soulbeast, eating the weak is a rule of your kind. I'll forgive you just this once since you've never eaten another soulbeast before, but remember this isn't the Soulbeast Forest. If you keep eating soulbeasts here, don't blame me if chairman Mo flays you alive."
The small blue-eyes wyrm cried out twice again in happiness, as if to say, "Don't worry, I'll be more careful in the future."
Everyone could only stare in dumfounded shock.
Xiao Qi returned to the site by the time Bai Yunfei floated down to the ground. Looking at everyone, Bai Yunfei smiled, "Is everyone alright?"
"Uh...." For a while, no one said anything.
So the two new soulbeasts that fought off the two lobsters belonged to this guy! In other words, this person came by just in time to save them from danger.
"Whew...." The Soul Exalt instructor sighed in relief, her face flushing red with emotion.
She wasn't turning red because she was suddenly feeling shy, it was because of the situation she had just been in.
Relaxing somewhat, the young woman first made sure to check up on her students and see if they were alright. After making sure every single one of her students were alright, she finally started to calm down.
She stood up to bow towards Bai Yunfei, "Thank you for saving us, sire. I really cannot thank you enough."
"Haha, no worries. It wasn't anything much, are you a training group from the academy?"
"Correct. I am the fifth year water instructor for the class two of the water section, Shen Yirou. These are my students. We entered the forest ten days ago and were just planning to return to the academy when the lobsters attacked us. If not for your helping hand, sire, we would have been in great danger. Might I ask of your name?"
"I am Bai Yunfei. Instructor of the crafting class. Pleased to meet you, miss Shen."
"Bai Yunfei? The crafting class?!" Shen Yirou's eyes flickered back up to look at him for confirmation, "You're the instructor for the crafting class?!"
Bai Yunfei seemed a little embarrassed when he nodded. "I am."
His 'shyness' was surprising to Shen Yirou, who noted it with a raised eyebrow. Covering her mouth with one hand, she smiled, "I heard that the instructor for the crafting class was young, but I didn't think it was true until now. I had nearly thought you were a student!"
"Uh...." Bai Yunfei was even more embarrassed now. He looked a little distracted right now.
Now that there was nothing going on, Bai Yunfei could take a good look at this woman in front of him. She wore robes as blue as the water that seemed to shimmer in the light. Her hair reached all the way past her waist. Gentle and graceful, she stood tall and confident with an allure greater than that of Mo Wanxia by a bit. Her skin looked very bright and supple while also adding to her mature charm. Overall, she had the grace of a young woman born from a rich family whose frowns or smiles could equally move a man. And her ample bosom was something that undoubtedly followed the dreams of every man that saw them....
Right now, Bai Yunfei was feeling slightly at a loss for words....
In the moment he was looking at Shen Yirou, the Charm Bracelet on his left arm gave a nearly undetectable pulse of light from it, his eyes also having a very faint glow of pink in them....
The fact that the 'rumored' Bai Yunfei was acting like a shy little brother was a little funny to Shen Yirou. But then when she realized that he was staring fixedly at her, his eyes pointing slightly towards her chest, she gave a slight pause. Resentment began to fill up in her mind, but when she was about to say something, the pink glow in Bai Yunfei's eyes met with her own eyes.
Shen Yirou froze when their eyes met. Her heart started to beat a little faster as a mysterious feeling entered her mind out of nowhere. Bai Yunfei's eyes felt like a bottomless abyss in which she couldn't help but feel trapped in.
Suddenly, Shen Yirou felt something leap onto her right shoulder. Looking down, she saw her little squirrel back, though it was giving a strange sound as if to call her.
Jolting back to awareness, Shen Yirou suddenly felt her cheeks heat up with a red hue. She didn't know what had happened to her, and it seemed that she had even temporarily forgotten about her wanting to reprimand Bai Yunfei for his manners. "Yo-you...."
Her words seemed to have startled Bai Yunfei awake as well, though his reaction was a lot bigger than hers, and a lot more strange.
His entire body had quivered in horror as if realizing something, his panic reaching even his eyes. Taking two small steps backwards, he bowed his head and clutched at his left wrist with his right with gloom.
It took a moment under Shen Yirou's suspicious gaze before Bai Yunfei shook his head, as if trying to shake away whatever strange thoughts he was having. Bai Yunfei looked back up, an apologetic look on his face. "I....miss Shen, I....I apologize for my lack of manners just now. I had no ill intentions from my earlier actions. Miss Shen was just too beautiful that I lost myself."
His sudden apology and actions had been a little surprising to her, but she couldn't say she disliked hearing the praise. Her anger for Bai Yunfei's lack of manners a second ago decreased by just a small amount.
But still. Her impression of Bai Yunfei had dropped for sure.
Both persons were looking quite embarrassed by what had just happened, and so neither spoke for a while.
"Miss Shen, this one will be returning to his class now. If you are heading back to the academy, why not join me?"
The usual graceful look on her face returned to Shen Yirou. "That will do." She nodded.
She turned back to the five students behind her and spoke, "If we're all ready, we can return to the academy now."
The five students had recognized Bai Yunfei when he first appeared so the five students had been talking to themselves. Some of them looked to Bai Yunfei with admiration as they talked, but when Shen Yirou started to talk to them, they all snapped to attention and prepared to leave.
Bai Yunfei didn't say much to Shen Yirou on the way back, perhaps as if in fear that he was afraid of her misunderstanding his intentions for something else. Instead, paid attention to the students and asked their questions succinctly.
It didn't take long for the group to reach the edge of the forest and back onto the top of the mountain. A short walk later, the academy was already back in sight.
Bai Yunfei tilted his head to look at the mountain peak, "Miss Shen, my class sis waiting for me up here. This is where we'll part then." He spoke to her.
"Ah?" Shen Yirou followed his gaze up to where several crafting caves were in sight, "This....this is where your class is?"
She and her group had been in the forest before the caves were even made, so she had no idea that Bai Yunfei even made the caves to begin with.
"Haha, yes. Due to the special nature of crafting, I had to find a place suitable for classes to be had."
Shen Yirou gave him a strange look for a moment before smiling. "Ah, so I see. Then I won't take up any more of your time, instructor Bai, we'll be heading back to the academy first."
"Then farewell." Bai Yunfei nodded before making his way up the mountain.
"This Bai Yunfei is....a very strange person..." Shen Yirou's eyes flashed mysteriously as she spoke to herself. Turning around, she spoke to her students, "Let's get going then."
Leaping back onto the platform at the top of the mountain, Bai Yunfei saw most of the students standing near the edge to peer down over to where Shen Yirou and her students had been.
"What's wrong?" Bai Yunfei asked, "Is everyone done?"
"Big brother Ye Ming and the Fourth Prince both learn really fast. They've already memorized the Art of Firebending. We even dug two new caves for them." Mo Chen nodded to report to Bai Yunfei, but afterwards, he asked, "Instructor Bai, where did you go just now? And how did you come back with instructor Shen?"
"Hm?" Bai Yunfei replied, "You know Shen Yirou? I just went into the Training Forest and met her just now. We came back together afterwards, what of it?"
"Oh, nothing. Nothing at all." Mo Chen laughed. "I just didn't think instructor Bai would meet instructor Shen so quickly....She's the most beautiful instructor in the academy! Plenty of instructors and students see her as a goddess."
"Oh? Really now?" Bai Yunfei blinked. He didn't know Shen Yirou was that well-received? But that didn't matter to him in any case. "Anyways, if everyone is prepared, then we'll begin class now."
The students answered affirmatively. With their answers, Bai Yunfei set about to walk towards the crafting cave, but then he saw Wu Yang standing carefully behind him, a strange look on his face. "Instructor Bai, I feel that I need to warn you, avoid going after Shen Yirou in any way."
"What?" Bai Yunfei paused to look at him, not sure if he should laugh or cry, "Go after Shen Yirou? .....What do you mean by that?"
"If you didn't, that's good. Shen Yirou won't mind if you just think she's pretty, but you can't have any 'feelings' for her, because...."
Wu Yang's eyes flickered up to meet Bai Yunfei's, "She's with my second brother!"