Xie Xie was somewhat vexed as he said, “Why are you speaking so awkwardly? You don’t need to thank me. I just don’t like it when people bully others with numbers, or when the big bully the small.”
Tang Wulin smiled. “We’re friends now.”
Xie Xie’s mouth twitched. “You make friends too easily. I don’t consider you my friend yet.”
Tang Wulin said, “That’s not important.”
Xie Xie soon began to regret the words he had said to Wu Zhangkong. Wu Zhangkong was definitely a teacher who was true to his word. He immediately began the physical training class he had spoken of the day before.
The basics of physical training was running.
In the intermediate division of Eastsea Academy, there was a track field with an 800 meter long loop. They were ordered by Wu Zhangkong to run ten laps around this track in the morning as a warm up.
However, when they saw Wu Zhangkong take out two heavy chains, each weighing ten kilograms and fashioned into metal shirts, for Tang Wulin and Xie Xie to wear, the two didn’t dare say anything. In fact, they could only rejoice.
If it were yesterday, Xie Xie definitely would have rebelled with that temper of his. But today, he didn’t resist at all. Even though he was still haughty, he would still put his greatest effort into doing everything Wu Zhangkong commanded. Xie Xie truly admired Wu Zhangkong. Xie Xie had never thought of his own icy arrogance as shameful, he even considered it to be honorable. However, not only was this teacher colder and prouder than him, he was also extremely powerful! The title of ‘Icily Arrogant Prince Charming’ was definitely a well deserved one.
Tang Wulin was silent. With regards to training at this intensity, he could only feel excitement.
Xie Xie was an Agility System Battle Soul Master, so despite wearing a 10 kilogram metal shirt, he was still very fast at the beginning. On the other hand, Tang Wulin’s pace wasn’t fast, but it was as steady as an army’s march.
Two laps later however, Xie Xie and the other students’ pace began to slow.
They were panting and heaving after four laps, and their lungs felt as if they were burning. The metal shirt began to feel even heavier. Soon, Xie Xie didn’t even have the strength to regret the words he spoke to Wu Zhangkong.
“How are you doing?” Tang Wulin’s voice suddenly came from behind him. Xie Xie turned around and saw that although Tang Wulin was sweating, his situation seemed much better in every way.
“I’m still good!” Xie Xie said with gritted teeth as his pace increased once more. Would he actually let this guy overtake him?
Tang Wulin’s breathing was steady as he said, “It was reasonable for Teacher Wu to have us carry weights. After all, we’re the representatives for our class in the Class Promotion Tournament.”
Xie Xie remained silent. For the current him, even speaking would be considered a burden.
Xie XIe was already unable to control his own body. To him, his body was as heavy as lead.
Tang Wulin had actually passed him long ago. However, his situation was completely different from Xie Xie; the ten kilogram metal shirt was practically nothing to Tang Wulin. Tang Wulin had only just warmed up after running those five laps.
Tang Wulin stealthily stretched out a hand and placed it under Xie Xie’s arm, making Xie Xie feel lighter and allowing him to increase his pace.
Xie Xie looked at Tang Wulin in surprise.
In response, Tang Wulin only smiled as he increased his pace and brought up Xie Xie’s pace to a run.
Wu Zhangkong stood at the middle of the track, watching the defeated students with a serene expression and an occasional frown.
“Tang Wulin, you sure have a lot of energy. Since you’re bringing him along, you can run an extra ten laps.”
Xie Xie turned his head to look at Tang Wulin, only to see that his expression was just as calm as before. Tang Wulin simply muttered, “If I have an extra ten laps, then I’ll need to pick up my pace. I can’t be late for lunch. I’m already so hungry after missing breakfast.”
Xie Xie couldn’t help but ask, “Are you even human? Aren’t you tired at all?”
Tang Wulin gave him a slight smile. “I’m still fine!”
At that moment, a girl walked through the gates that lead to the field from the direction of the academy buildings.
She was dressed in white and was the same age as the students in the first grade’s class five. Although she wasn’t particularly beautiful, she was still a bit delicate and pretty. With long black hair and black eyes, her build was about average among her peers. She was still very well proportioned, and her pair of bright eyes were full of life.
As she walked forwards, her steps seemed to have a special rhythm to them, and her aura had an exotic feel to it.
Wu Zhangkong’s gaze soon landed on her as she wasn’t wearing a school uniform. She had come while class was still in session.
“What class are you in?” Wu Zhangkong asked as he walked over.
The girl’s attention seemed to have been attracted by something else, as she watched Tang Wulin run who was dragging Xie Xie along. Apparently, she had taken an interest in the two people wearing metal shirts.
“I’m here to attend school. However, I was told that the registration period has already passed.” She said as she looked up towards Wu Zhangkong.
Wu Zhangkong’s expression soured. “You’re not an Eastsea Academy student?”
The girl said, “I’m not a student at the moment, but I still want to be a student here. Is that possible, teacher?”
If it were any other teacher, they might have immediately driven her away. However, was Wu Zhangkong just any other teacher? No!
“This is a Soul Master’s academy. If you want to attend here, then you must have the ability,” Wu Zhangkong coldly said.
“I can take a test.” The girl smiled.
Wu Zhangkong asked, “What’s your name?”
The girl answered, “My name is Gu Yue.”
Wu Zhangkong nodded. “Alright. I’ll give you a chance.” After speaking, he turned around and went over to Tang Wulin and Xie Xie. “Xie Xie, give your metal shirt to Tang Wulin and come over here.”
Due to Tang Wulin’s assistance, Xie Xie had completed the previous two laps in a relaxed manner. He quickly stopped, then took off his metal shirt and gave it to Tang Wulin. “Will you be alright with another metal shirt?”
Tang Wulin said, “It’s still lighter than you.” He took the metal shirt and calmly put it on before picking up his pace right in front of Xie Xie.
‘His physical strength… truly isn’t human!’
Panting, Xie Xie arrived at Wu Zhangkong’s side. “Teacher Wu.”
Wu Zhangkong said, “Your physical strength is too horrible.”
Xie Xie defiantly said, “We Agility System Battle Soul Masters only need a burst of power and some nimbleness. We don’t need to have too much physical strength.”
Wu Zhangkong disdainfully said, “How shallow. Fine then, I’ll give you a chance today. Defeat her and you won’t have to run in the afternoon.”
It was then that Xie Xie finally noticed the girl at Wu Zhangkong’s side. After sizing her up, he took a deep breath and adjusted his soul power. “No problem.”
Wu Zhangkong said, “I’ll give you twenty minutes of rest. We’ll begin after those twenty minutes are up.”
Xie Xie didn’t complain as he immediately sat cross-legged and began meditating. Running had consumed a lot of his soul power and physical strength. For Agility System Battle Soul Masters, this truly wasn’t an area they excelled.