Chapter 135: Two on One (Part One)
Yu Xiao slowly walked toward Fang Jie, so Fang Jie got a little angry.
He thought to himself, “Since the top ten participants who are going to get excellent ratings almost have surfaced, is there any reason for more fights?”
In this test, the last ten people remain standing would receive excellent ratings. There were about only 20 people in the last round, and Fang Jie and Yu Xiao were the first few who finished. There was no need for another battle between them.
The people finishing last would need to fight one more round to figure out who would be at the bottom of the top ten participants.
However, it seemed like Yu Xiao wanted to have another battle with Fang Jie.
“You are a smart person,” Yu Xiao said.
This was Fang Jie’s second time hearing this. Although they were sincere, Fang Jie still disliked it.
The tone sounded haughty as if they were masters who had to state that their opponent wasn’t ordinary, or they would seem less dashing.
Fang Jie was silent.
Yu Xiao didn’t mind and said with a smile, “I’m not here to fight you.”
Fang Jie looked at him and asked, “Do you need me to thank you?”
Yu Xiao shook his head and said calmly, “After the exam, I want to treat you to drinks when you are free. Of course, you can decline the invitation. Besides, I’m curious about what other techniques and methods that you haven’t shown yet.”
After a moment of silence, Fang Jie walked to the side and picked up a small dirt stick that Cui Pingzhou created with an earth rune.
He held it with his right hand and suddenly showed a move after straightening his body. His right arm bent at an unimaginable angle and struck forward. This was the crippled old man’s One Saber Strike. Although it wasn’t authentic, it was useful in battle.
Yu Xiao froze for a second and said to Fang Jie earnestly, “Now I want to fight you again.”
Fang Jie threw the dirt stick to the side, dusted off his hand, and said, “Too bad that we aren’t allowed to use weapons in this test.”
Yu Xiao suddenly smiled and said, “You finally thought about this?”
Fang Jie froze for a second before laughing. “Oh yeah, it seems like I won way earlier.”
Yu Xiao replied, “Indeed. When Cui Pingzhou used the earth rune to create a stick, you already won. Although I don’t know why the professors didn’t immediately stop you two from fighting, I’m sure that you would still be the victor even if you got knocked down. The rules are the rules. Perhaps the people on the viewing platform want to see how you would handle this, but it wouldn’t stop them from following the rules in place.”
“Such a BS rule.” Fang Jie glared at the viewing platform and thought, “So it was so easy to win the last battle.”
Then, Fang Jie asked Yu Xiao, “Are you here only to remind me of this?”
Yu Xiao answered, “I just told you; I want to treat you to drinks.”
“Does tomorrow noon work?”
“The residence of Great General of Left Martial Guard.”
Fang Jie hesitated for a while and nodded in the end. “You know that I’m broke, so I won’t be able to bring a good gift when I visit. If you don’t mind me going over to your place empty-handed, I don’t mind eating and drinking for free.”
“I’m happy that you agreed.” Yu Xiao nodded and walked away.
When Fang Jie heard Yu Xiao say the residence of Great General of Left Martial Guard, he understood Yu Xiao’s meaning. Therefore, he hesitated for a second.
Now, people already started to be friendly with him, and Yu Xiao, the son of Great General Yu Manlou, was inviting him to drinks.
If Fang Jie were someone else, he would instantly nod and feel overwhelmed.
However, Fang Jie wondered if he would offend many people by walking into the residence of Great General of Left Martial Guard.
At this moment, more people would want to befriend him.
If he walked into the residence of Great General of Left Martial Guard, others wouldn’t be happy about it.
Therefore, Fang Jie hesitated and wondered if he should decline Yu Xiao’s invitation.
He told Yu Xiao that he would probably need to go empty-handed since he was poor, and Yu Xiao also understood Fang Jie’s intention.