Chapter 577: A Teacher's Criticisms
Ever since Bai Yunfei felt stepped into the Soothing Heart, Bai Yunfei felt his heart and mind start to grow healthier and healthier. The Soul Consolidating Tea was as good as a panacea for him, and it felt like his concerns and troubles were all melting away whenever he drank it.
Another three days later, Bai Yunfei moved into the home given to him by the First Prince. He had now a place he could call home in the Capital.
Now that he was being helped by the Soul Consolidating Tea, Bai Yunfei felt a little impatient to hurry up and cure the side-effects he was undergoing. So most of his time was spent in his room meditating. Only when Zheng Kai sought him out did Bai Yunfei go outside.
Aside from his increased recuperation, Bai Yunfei found yet another thing that was increasing....he was training at a far faster rate than before!
Clearly, the Soul Consolidating Tea had done this!
Not only was it helpful for curing damages done to the soul, it could be used to help one cultivate!
This was a monumental benefit that made the tea more than worth the one high-grade primal stone. In Bai Yunfei's opinion, drinking the tea and using the high-grade primal stone were very comparable in terms of training either way.
He was already cultivating at a decent speed. With the tea, Bai Yunfei felt like it wouldn't be long before he could become a late-stage Soul Exalt.
Bai Yunfei had noticed a slight change undertake Xiao Qi as well. It was relatively 'silent' compared to before and frequently took to sleeping. Sometimes, it'd sleep on top of his shoulder.
Whenever he was training, Bai Yunfei would feel slightly different from normal-a feeling of happiness was coming through to him from Xiao Qi.
This meant....Xiao Qi was on its way to advancing in class!!
Right now, Xiao Qi was a peak late-stage class six. If it advanced again, then.....it'd become a class seven!!
Bai Yunfei felt more excited for that than him becoming a late-stage Soul Exalt. A class seven soulbeast! Countless people and soulbeast could only yearn of growing to such a level like that.
But breaking through this bottleneck of a period wasn't as easy as it seemed to be. Bai Yunfei knew that it might've looked like Xiao Qi was extremely close, but in reality, it would still need perhaps three or five years, if not a great opportunity....
The blue-eyes wyrm on the other hand, seemed jealous of Xiao Qi's current state. It was stuck in the late-stage class six level without making any noticeable levels of improvement. Irritating the soulbeast, the wyrm began to train as hard as it could. Although it wasn't making any leeway, it could still improve its soulforce slowly and surely.
All in all, there were happy developments all around, and Bai Yunfei was content with that. After so many twist and turns in the Capital, Bai Yunfei was finally starting to feel that life was getting back on track....
The days went by soon enough, and Bai Yunfei soon found himself on the day of his next class.
Rather than go with Zheng Kai, Bai Yunfei opted to leave from his home and head for the academy himself. He had been familiarizing himself with the layout of the Capital, and now that his home was close to the academy, he wasn't worried about getting lost.
Now that he was starting to treat the damages done to his soul, Bai Yunfei was starting to feel better about himself. It was with satisfaction that Bai Yunfei walked towards the academy, looking around at the students there whenever they passed. A feeling of joy arose in his mind, and a small hum couldn't help but make its way towards Bai Yunfei's lips to whistle.
But his happy mood would soon be shattered....
"Bai Yunfei! You stop right there!!"
Bai Yunfei had been halfway through the sixth year area and on his way to the gates leading to the Back Mountain when a sudden voice called out to him.
The voice hadn't been very polite at all, and Bai Yunfei could feel the hostile but strong soulforce leaking out from this person.
Narrowing his eyes, Bai Yunfei sighed and turned around.
A group of people was coming up to meet him.
He watched as the group of twenty to thirty people stop in front of him, three middle-aged men in particular leading the group. Behind the three were what appeared to be guards of some kind while everyone else were male and females-evidently students of the academy.
Since Bai Yunfei had stopped walking, it didn't take long for the group to catch up to him. In fact, some of them overtook Bai Yunfei so that he was stuck in a ring.
He eyed the crowd, "Is there a problem?"
He didn't recognize anyone from the crowd, so what business had them with him? And why were they so hostile towards him?
"Bai Yunfei!! You have the nerve to pretend?!" The middle-aged man in maroon robes bristled, "You've been hiding for the past few days, but today you'll pay us an explanation or else you don't leave at all! Don't think that because the chairman made you the crafting instructor you can allow your students to do as they please!"
Bai Yunfei only narrowed his eyes at the person pointing his finger at him, "Who are you?"
"You...!" The man paused briefly, not expecting such a response with him taking the initiative to speak, or that Bai Yunfei didn't even know who he was. "I am the sixth year fire section instructor for class four, Lu Ren!"
"Oh." Bai Yunfei nodded. "What business does instructor Lu have with me?"
Before Lu Ren himself answered, the small-eyed middle-aged man next to him snorted, "Hmph! So you're Bai Yunfei? Don't even try pretending your way out of this. You will be make things right for the young master of my house, else the house of Xue will be forced to take the issue up!"
This man wore a rare and expensive looking robe and was looking quite stoutly. He didn't look like an instructor of the academy, so Bai Yunfei asked, "And who are you?"
Proudly, the man responded, "I am here on the behalf of the Chancellor of Finance, Xue Chunhou....and attendant to the house of Xue. Your student injured the young master of my house, so today you'll be paying the compense for it!"
"What?!" Bai Yunfei exclaimed-but not at the fact that there was a chancellor involved here. "My student hit your young master? What is the meaning behind this?"
He eyed in between the two middle-aged man to look at the young man whose hand was bandaged up. Besides him were a few other injured people.
"What is the meaning of this? This one is really unaware of the details, please explain this for me."
Thinking that Bai Yunfei was lying, the attendant snorted, "How does an instructor not know when his student commits a crime as grievous as this?! Is this how an instructor should be...?"
Bai Yunfei's eyes flashed brightly, "I won't trouble sire to teach me how to be an instructor. I asked you what happened, all you need to do is answer that question."
Not expecting such a backhanded response, the man was about to snap back when Lu Ren cut in. "Bai Yunfei, it seems that you really don't know what happened. Fine, I'll tell you then. Two days ago in the dining hall of the academy, a scuffle broke out between nearly ten students. The instigator was very brutish in his actions and broke the arm of the third son of the lord of the house of Xue! There were even a few females that were bullied by your student, so....how do you propose we deal with this situation?!"
Bai Yunfei blanked, something like that had actually happened? "Are you certain it was my student? Which one?"
"Of course it was your student?" The attendant boomed, "Are you still trying to play the fool? The one who hit him was the fourth....fourth...."
He couldn't seem to say what he wanted to say after 'fourth', prompting Bai Yunfei to ask, "Fourth what?"
Lu Ren snorted, "The instigator was your new student, the Fourth Prince, Wu Yang!"