Chapter 3: Expelled
The ten Realms of cultivation.
First was “Body Refinement Realm!”
Second was “Awakened Soul Realm!”
Every major realm was divided into nine ranks. Within the Tian Nan city’s population of nearly several million, over two hundred thousand were at the Body Refinement Realm while only a few dozen were at the Awakened Soul Realm.
Meng Ying Ying was sixteen years old with the power of 2nd Rank Body Refinement Realm.
This was not bad in the eyes of ordinary people; however, when compared to the geniuses in the upper class, she was only a mediocre; which made it difficult for her to catch attention of others and could only end up as an insignificant nominal disciple only.
Today, just like every other day, she carried a bag into the guild hall.
“Ying Ying missy, you’re kinda early today, aren’t you ?”
A beautiful girl walked over. She had red eyes, red hair, flirtatious temperament. She wore thin translucent red silk clothing, through which her undergarment was partially visible. Her culottes opened up to the root of her thighs. The boldly revealed smooth white thighs coupled with high-heeled red boot created a strong contrast, enough to make one’s blood boil.
Nangong Yun, had perverse temperament , always moody, also known as demon girl.
She had the terrifying ability of a 9th Rank Body Refinement Realm practitioner at its pinnacle, ready to become one of the powerful people that have stepped into the Awakened Soul Realm. At any moment, she could become one of the admired soul awakened elites. She is Master Zhang Li Qing’s main disciple, and his only inheritor.
Meng Ying Ying weakly asked: “Senior sister-apprentice Nangong, are you here as a teacher’s substitute again?”
“Don’t mention it!” Nangong Yun’s beautiful red hair freely flowed down behind her back: “That old geezer has gone mad with his research into new talisman, how would he have the time to teach a bunch of nominal disciples?”
Nangong Yun had a very straightforward personality; as a result, her words are often harsh and bitter, “Recently, the old geezer is cleaning out some of his disciples again. Your grades have always been among the worst two in the class, it might be dangerous for you! Oh yeah, today is the homework collection day. Have you not done your homework again? If so, then you don’t have to come to class. You can already pack up and go home!”
“No, I have completed it!” Meng Ying Ying did not want to be expelled, hurriedly opened the heavy backpack: “All my homework is in here!”
“You silly girl. Normally, it’s already good if you have turned in half of the work, but to complete everything this time, is the sun rising from the west today?”
“Alright, as long as you turned it in it will be fine, but my job today is to teach, Second disciple is the one responsible for grading. Quickly go and deliver the homework to him.”
Second disciple Han Shao Long? Han Shao Long has the ability of 4th Rank Body Refinement Realm!
Although he was far from being able to compete with the monster Nangong Yun, but he did show rare potential, thus he became a formal disciple.
What troubles Meng Ying Ying was that Han Shao Long was one of her pursuer. However, he had a bad reputation. The number of beautiful girls he was pursuing would be at least 8 if not for 10, and he would use any means necessary. Meng Ying Ying did not have a favourable impression of him, not to mention what her sister told her yesterday. The Han family was potentially her parents’ real killer. Who would still want to see him!
“Wait, is this master’s design sketch?” Nangong Yun’s eyes suddenly lit up, and pulled out the large scroll from the bag: “Wow, missy! To actually give advice to master!”
“Ah!” Meng Ying Ying cheeks burned hot, hurriedly reached out her hands; trying to snatch away the scroll: “It’s all squiggles, let’s not show it to the master.”
Nangong Yun raised the scroll high in the air. Meng Ying Ying was already short, she couldn’t reach even when she tiptoes.
She anxiously shouted: “Senior sister-apprentice, give it back to me!”
“Nope! No Way!” Nangong Yun chuckled and said: “I will give this to master myself. It doesn’t matter if it is useful or not, it will still give master a better impression of you. You don’t want to get expelled right? Say no more, it has been decided. If you keep talking nonsense, I will beat you up, now hurry up and bugger off!
Meng Ying Ying knew senior sister’s temper and did not dare to contradict further, could only reluctantly agree.
She walked into a room and handed in the homework.
A male around twenty years old sat in the front. He had a big stature. His facial features were not too shabby aside from his long nose. His eyes were slightly sunken, giving people a feeling of viciousness. This person was Han Shao Long.
Han Shao Long showed a gentle smile: “Ying Ying, there is a ball tonight, are you interested in accompanying me?”
Meng Ying Ying shook her head: “I can’t dance and I am busy tonight. So I won’t be going.”
Han Shao Long’s eyes showed a moment of displeasure: “What a pity!”
Meng Ying Ying did not say anymore and immediately left.
Possessiveness filled Han Shao Long’s eyes. From the sleek white legs, moved up to the round hips, then to the contour of full bust (Hao Shao Long thoughts). His mouth curved in a cold smile.
How many days can you still stand proud?
Nan Yun commerce is already on its last leg!
Once Nan Yun commerce is finished, you sisters would lose your protection and will end up as man’s plaything!
Once Han Shao Long thought of Meng Ying Ying’s young and beautiful body, and Meng Qing Wu’s cold and dignified temperament, his body immediately showed a reaction. He could not wait to get these two beauties into his harem.
“What is this?”
In Meng Ying Ying’s homework, Han Shao Long found the fireball mistake identification exercise. The whole fireball talisman had a big red cross on it. Then in the back revealed a new talisman pattern, its structural difference with the fireball talisman was as wide as the sky.
“Ridiculous, extremely ridiculous, where did she even copy this talisman design?”
Han Shao Long showed a smile of contempt. Black Water Commerce was a business that also sells talisman; in addition, he himself was one of Zhang Li Qing’s official disciples and was well aware of the working of talisman. The study of talisman had been around since ten thousand years ago. The talisman passed down till now, especially the low level talisman, had been modified and improved upon by ancestors for thousands of years.
Making a 1% change to it would be difficult even for knowledgeable people like Zhang Li Qing.
Will it be possible for Meng Ying Ying to create a completely new magic array?
Isn’t this a big joke?
“Take all these garbage and burn it!”
“Do you think you can get away by just copying some random diagrams from books?” Han Shao Long pushed Meng Ying Ying’s homework aside and said to the two juniors responsible for filling out the grade book: “Meng Ying Ying’s grade for this assignment: Zero points! Special note: Meng Ying Ying is not earnest in doing the homework, the homework is full of irrelevant answers. Dishonest and vile. Suggests strict discipline to avoid affecting the school’s reputation.”
These two juniors quickly signed the grade book. On the one hand, Meng Ying Ying’s homework was indeed very strange. On the other hand, Han Shao Long’s background was not simple and they did not want to offend him.
Isn’t senior trying to pursue Meng Ying Ying?
But why does he suddenly become so ruthless!
The two did not think much into it. One by one, they burned the pieces to ash. Little did they know that the pieces they were throwing into the fire right now, was the essence crystal of the wisdom from thousands of years in the future!
Even if they were sold, their value combined would not even worth one tenth of the value of each piece of paper.
Han Shao Long had a new plan in his mind. He immediately went into Zhang Li Qing’s personal research lab.
Sitting in front of the desk was a tall old man in white robes, wearing an anxious expression on his face. His hair was white and messy, his face was thin and pallid, and his eyes were bloodshot; as if he had not slept for many days. His main hand held a pen; he pondered while writing something.
The whole table was a big mess, filled with a dozen heavy thick talisman related books and dozens of densely written parchment drafts.
Zhang Li Qing heard a sound, his displeasure rebuked and said: “What do you want? Do you not see I am busy right now?”
Han Shao Long went straight to the point, and said: “Disciple has already examined last month’s homework. It is respectable as a whole; however there is one that is very sketchy and the person has not put their mind into it. This is the grade book, the two juniors has already signed it. Teacher, please look over it.”
Zhang Li Qing was already troubled so he did not put much thoughts into it. He took a simple glance; waved his hands and said: “If they don’t want to learn, then why bother staying? Return her tuition fee and tell her not to come back again!”
Han Shao Long’s face flashed content: “Her family is the Nan Yun commerce!”
Zhang Li Qing seemed to recall a bit, “Wasting a few years, with only average knowledge, has no academic achievements and a hunger for publicity. It is better for her to go home and do some proper things, It is not easy for her sister to do everything herself! Let this be an example used to rectify the study style of other students and teach them a lesson! Now proceed to it!”
It’s hard to believe, everything has gone so smoothly!
Nan Yun Commerce is now completely isolated!
Han Shao Long knew Nangong Yun and Meng Ying Ying had a close relationship. Afraid of any anomaly in his plans, he immediately came to the classroom. Without any greetings, he barged into the classroom.
Nangong Yun’s raised her eyebrows: “Do you not see I am teaching? Get out!”
“Please calm down senior sister-apprentice, I have come to convey teacher’s order.” Han Shao Long did not dare to offend a monster like Nangong Yun and immediately mentioned Zhang Li Qing. He then pointed at Meng Ying Ying and shouted: “Meng Ying Ying, during your four years in the guild, you only have average knowledge, no achievements, often comes late , always placed amongst the last and is a bad influence. You will be expelled. Let this correct the atmosphere in the guild and serve as a lesson for others!”
Nangong Yun was furious: “Han Shao Long, what do you mean?”
“This is what teacher has said, not me. Senior sister-apprentice, do you want to go against teacher?” Han Shao Long raised his chest; spoke aloud to Meng Ying Ying: “Teacher is righteous, therefore has returned your four years of tuition fee, a total of 2000 gold coins completely to you. If you still do not understand, I will repeat myself, You are expelled! You don’t have to come back again!”
His remark caused a sensation in the classroom.
“Ha ha, it’s finally the end for the dud Meng Ying Ying!”
“She is only using her family money to get a disciple title.”
“Master Zhang is really ethical. To return all her tuition fee, is equal to giving her four years of free education.”
Meng Ying Ying’s face became as white as paper, looking sadly she grabbed her bag, like someone that lost their soul. Withstanding other’s ridicule, biting down on her lip, fighting back her tears, she slowly walked out of the classroom.
Nangong Yun slightly frowned, before letting out a sigh.
Meng Ying Ying took the heavy bag of coins, and walked out of the guild like a dejected mannequin. She could endure her humiliation and resentment; but she did not know how to face her sister.
Once word had spread about this matter throughout Tian Nan City, her whole family would also be put to shame!
When Han Shao Long saw Meng Ying Ying, looking distrait and lost in thought, he felt a morbid pleasure in his heart : “Ying Ying, do not blame me. This is teacher’s order. I cannot disobey.”
Meng Ying Ying remained silent.
Han Shao Long spoke, intentionally adding salt to the wound: “Meng Qing Wu has high hopes for you. She used a large number of connections to get you under Zhang Li Qing’s tutelage, hoping you can become his official disciple; hoping to find support for the crumbling Nan Yun commerce. Once this matter spreads, Meng Qing Wu will not only lose face, she will also be very disappointed in you.”
Meng Ying Ying broke down in tears: “Is it really too late? I don’t want JieJie to be disappointed!”
Han Shao Long scanned Meng Ying Ying’s graceful young body: “It is not too late, is just that if you are willing.”
Meng Ying Ying’s heart rekindled with a bit of hope: “As long as I will not let JieJie down, I am willing!”
Han Shao Long revealed a sinister look: “Are you sure?”
“Yes, Please help me! I beg you!”
“Actually, it is not difficult.” Han Shao Long stared at Meng Ying Ying’s full chest and said: “Just sleep with me for a few nights and I will help you convince teacher. Along with your relationship with Nangong Yun and us two being teacher’s most valued students, with a bit of mediation, the possibility is there…..”
Meng Ying Ying was furious: “You…..You despicable scoundrel!”
Han Shao Long fully exposed his inner thoughts. Because Nan Yun commerce was finished, these two sisters were also finished, so there was no need to hide anything.
“Fine fine fine, I have given you the opportunity but you didn’t take it; so don’t blame me. But I’ll tell you this, sooner or later, you will beg me to sleep with you.”
After Meng Ying Ying saw Han Shao Long’s ugly side, an awful premonition filled her heart. She immediately turned around and ran away. She did not want to stay here any longer; she just wanted to go home.