Chapter 107: Between Asleep and Awake
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor:
Duan Ling Tian burped and then let himself follow the force of gravity and lie down bare on his back before crossing his legs and glancing up into the night sky.
An array of dazzling and resplendent stars floated in the sky.
"Luo Cheng, I've already finished three pieces of meat, but you've not even finished one. Learn from me; this is how a man should be." Meng Quan grunted.
Xiao Yu laughed as he said, "Meng Quan, what you're doing is gulping down without enjoying anything."
"Scram! Didn't you see Duan Ling Tian eat even faster than me?" Meng Quan said
"Meng Quan, you're even dragging my name through the mud with yours," Duan Ling Tian couldn't stop himself from deriding.
It was a habit from his past lifetime that caused him to eat so quickly, because when he was a mercenary, sometimes he wouldn't even have any time to eat during missions, and thus he could only gulp down his food. It was lucky of him that his digestion capabilities were strong and thus there were no side effects from all the fast eating.
In his past lifetime, he cultivated Form and Will Boxing and cultivated his internal energy, so his internal organs had been tempered to an extremely durable state that was far from anything an ordinary person could compare to.
In this lifetime, his fleshly body and internal organs were even stronger...
Presently, not mentioning Origin Energy, just the strength of his fleshly body was comparable to the strength of five ancient mammoths!
Who else could possibly achieve such a feat?
"We won't have to sleep here tonight, right?" Luo Cheng was slightly worried.
"If we can sleep here, it would be good enough. All I'm afraid of is we might need to sleep inside the Dawnshroud Mountain Range..." said Meng Quan.
"F**k! Meng Quan, you better hope you aren't right."
Duan Ling Tian had only just sat up when he noticed Captain Yang Da and the other five Centurions walking over from afar.
Yang Da's gaze swept past all the Genius Camp youths present before ordering, "Rise, report for duty!"
Instantly, the youths divided into five squads and started to line up.
Suddenly, Yang Da frowned as he looked to a far off spot and shouted, "Yu Xiang, what are you still doing there? Report for duty!"
"People with birthmarks on their buttocks are really something, even daring to not listen to the Captain." Meng Quan grinned.
Immediately, besides the Yu Clan members, all the youths present broke out in laughter.
"If you have the balls, say that one more time!"
Meanwhile, Yu Xiang took his time and walked over. He arrived just in time to hear what Meng Quan said. His gaze went cold as he looked at Meng Quan with a face filled with killing intent.
Meng Quan grunted and ignored Yu Xiang. He didn't dare to go too far when he provoked Yu Xiang.
"Heh, these days people aren't even allowed to speak the truth.... It isn't a secret that you have a birthmark on your buttocks." Duan Ling Tian faked a sigh as he spoke.
Instantly, everyone present burst out in laughter once again.
The youths present couldn't help themselves from recalling the scene of Yu Xiang running stark naked around the mountain range entrance.....
"Duan Ling Tian!"
As he ragefully said Duan Ling Tian's name, Yu Xian's eyes emitted a killing intent that seemed like it was capable of swallowing people up.
Yang Da's face sunk as he reprimanded them. "If the two of you want to argue, you'll have plenty of chances later on. Now, five squads of Genius Camp members, follow your instructors and enter deep into the Dawnshroud Mountain Range! Don't blame others if you can't catch up and get torn to shreds by the fierce beasts on the way!"
The five Centurions moved as soon as Yang Da finished speaking, transforming into five gusts of wind that blew into the Dawnshroud Mountain Range.
The five squads of youths hurriedly pursued their instructors, and because the five instructors had intentionally decreased their speed, the youths were able to catch up.
If they hadn't, there would only be few amongst these youths that were capable of following in their pace.
Before long, the group reached the second fork in the road. By this time, all five squads had been separated.
Duan Ling Tian, Xiao Yu, Meng Quan, and Luo Cheng took the lead and followed right behind their instructor, Fan Jian.
"Meng Quan, you jinx!"
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help himself from glaring at Meng Quan.
He could still remember what Meng Quan said earlier, and Meng Quan really hit it spot on...
"The good things don't happen, but the bad ones do," Meng Quan said ,with a bitter smile.
Luo Cheng's face was slightly pale as he said, in a trembling voice, "No fierce beasts will sneak attack us while we sleep, right?"
"Rubbish! Of course they will," Meng Quan said angrily.
"Luo Cheng, you haven't stayed out in the wild before?" Duan Ling Tian asked while dashing like the wind, his breathing and expression calm as if it was nothing.
"Never." Luo Cheng shook his head.
"I really don't understand why a pretty boy like you, who leads a comfortable life, would come to the Genius Camp." Meng Quan was slightly puzzled.
Hearing what Meng Quan said caused Luo Cheng's body to tremble. He clenched his fist and said, while glaring at Meng Quan, "I'm not a pretty boy!"
"Heh, even throwing a tantrum. Wanna fight with me?"
Meng Quan grinned and his eyes emitted an intent to do battle.
"Enough. Meng Quan, why don't you save your strength to deal with fierce beasts?" Xiao Yu shook his head.
Duan Ling Tian gave Luo Cheng a deep glance.
He noticed that earlier, when Meng Quan said that Luo Cheng was a pretty boy, Luo Cheng, who was usually meek, actually emitted a trace of killing intent from his eyes....
He could guess that this Luo Cheng was someone who had a story.
Before long, Squad Three eventually entered the inner area of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range after countless battles with some weak fierce beasts along the way.
The fierce beasts that appeared in their present surroundings were at least comparable to second level Core Formation martial artists.
In the surrounding bushes, pairs of eyes that flickered with a green lustre were indistinctly noticeable; obviously there were wolves concealed within.
These wolves weren't regular wild wolves, as every single one of them were formidable fierce beasts.
"Tonight, we'll be sleeping here."
Fan Jian's gaze swept past all the youths in Squad Three as he spoke indifferently.
"Sleep here? Are you kidding?!"
Instantly, the expressions of some of the youths went slightly pale.
Luo Cheng was one of them.
One of the youths gulped down some saliva before asking, "Instructor, you'll protect us right?"
For a moment, most of the youths looked towards Fan Jian with gazes filled with hope...
Fan Jian coldly grunted, "You're all overthinking things. I'm only in charge of giving you training orders. Even if a fierce beast were to bite you to death, I would still not interfere! Don't you forget that entering the Genius Camp meant that there was only a thin chance of survival... and this is only the first and easiest round of the training camp."
Hearing what Fan Jian said caused some of the youths to be unable to restrain their expressions from becoming pale.
There were also some youths who were unperturbed, as they obviously had experienced similar circumstances... Just like Duan Ling Tian, Xiao Yu, and Meng Quan.
Fan Jian swept his gaze across the youths before lying down on the floor. He was soundly asleep in next to no time.
Only leaving behind the group of youths who looked at each other.
Duan Ling Tian was the first to lie down on the spot.
"Duan Ling Tian, we... we're really going to sleep here?"
Luo Cheng's legs were still shaking.
"Luo Cheng, don't be a pussy and go to sleep."
Meng Quan yawned before lying down as well.
Xiao Yu followed suit.
The youths in Squad Three that were braver all followed suit and lied on the ground...
In the end, only seven youths remained standing; they didn't dare to lie down.
"Luo Cheng, you're not planning on standing the entire night, right?" Duan Ling Tian's eyebrows slightly twitched as he asked.
"I... I don't dare sleep." Luo Chen laughed bitterly.
"Then you can stand the entire night."
Duan Ling Tian closed his eyes and fell asleep...
Deep in the night, moonlight shone unto the ground as a pack of fierce wolves pounced towards the group of youths in Squad Three from within the bushes.
Instantly, the seven youths who hadn't slept were as if facing a formidable opponent.
Some of the youths who hadn't completely fallen asleep jumped up swiftly before entering into battle with the pack of fierce wolves.
The commotion grew louder and louder.
Even Xiao Yu and Meng Quan woke up to deal with the fierce wolves.
When the thirty over fierce wolves were finally killed, the group of youths were exhausted, and some were even injured...
"F**k! Duan Ling Tian actually didn't wake up."
Meng Quan couldn't help himself from swearing when he noticed that Duan Ling Tian was still lying there on the spot and hadn't even moved an inch.
"The instructor didn't wake up either."
Many of the youths were speechless.
Weren't these two people afraid of being bitten to death by the fierce wolves?
At dawn the next day, when the first light of dawn enveloped the land, Duan Ling Tian awoke full of spirit and vigor.
Looking at the three youths who had dark circles around their eyes, Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised. "Xiao Yu, Meng Quan... Luo Cheng having dark circles isn't something strange, but the two of you..... Didn't the two of you sleep last night?"
"Duan Ling Tian, if it wasn't for the three of us helping you deal with all the fierce wolves that pounced towards you, you would have died last night!"
Meng Quan glared as he angrily said, "But you, however, slept all the way until dawn."
"Meng Quan, do you really believe that I would've died if the three of you didn't help me deal with those fierce wolves?" Duan Ling Tian grinned.
Meng Quan naturally didn't believe him. "You ungrateful bastard!"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled. He knew that if he didn't say something, Meng Quan would really think that he profited at their expense. "Meng Quan, if I'm not wrong, there was a total of three packs of wild wolves that attacked us last night... Among them, there was a total of nine fierce wolves that pounced towards me, and you warded off three of them, Xiao Yu warded off five of them, and Luo Cheng only warded off one... Am I right?"
Meng Quan was utterly dumbstruck. "Weren't you sleeping? How did you know?"
"If I'm not wrong, Duan Ling Tian was in a state between sleep and wake the entire night... But, according to my knowledge, besides those troop officers that have been fighting wars for years, and assassins that live on the edge of a blade, only Origin Core martial artists and above are able to achieve this feat."
Xiao Yu glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian, as he felt that it was getting more and more difficult to see through Duan Ling Tian.
"Freak!" Meng Quan couldn't help himself from exclaiming.
The gaze which Luo Cheng looked at Duan Ling Tian with flashed with a trace of adoration.
"Instructor, do you have any Grade Seven Gold Injury Pills? He can't hold on much longer... He's already consumed two Grade Eight Gold Injury Pills back to back, but it was still difficult to suppress his injuries."
Suddenly, a youth with bloodshot eyes looked at Fan Jian, who had just awoken.
"Grade Seven Gold Injury Pill? How could I possibly have one?"
Fan Jian frowned and coldly swept his gaze at the youth that was lying there on the ground on the verge of death. "Fate decides who lives and dies. The first elimination round of the training has only just begun..."
Before long, the youth passed away.
For a moment, the scene was filled with a mourning atmosphere...
On the second day of the three-month-long training, someone had died already.
Presently, besides Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Yu, who were still able to keep their composure, the other youths within Squad Three all more or less had a sense of a lingering fear.
Just at this moment, Fan Jian shouted, "Gather!" in a low voice.
After the members of Squad Three lined up, Fan Jian gave the orders for the training.
"Before dusk tonight, no matter what method you use, I hope that every single one of you is able to hunt a Cloud Leopard. Those who are unable to complete the mission will be thrown into the gathering place of fierce beasts who are at the fourth level of the Core Formation Stage or above."