Chapter 50: Long Chuan
Xin Beige didn’t try to hide his overbearing character. He arrogantly asked Han, “What did you say? Do you dare to fight me?”
All eyes gathered on Han. Against Xin Beigei and his team of geniuses, a lot of people all felt grudges against them, but they knew that they were too weak so none of them dared to speak up.
However, now that Han’s here, the soldier that was known as the possessor of the strongest super power and bones on Earth, everyone including Cheng Zhong all hoped that Han can stand up for them and challenge Xin Beige and his arrogant group of geniuses.
Smiling faintly, Han stood up and said, “Brothers of Earth do not fight amongst themselves. But since it is just a contest, I guess there’s no problem for us to just practice against each other. I also really want to see Brother Xin Beige’s skilled moves.”
Han accepted the challenge so readily which surprised everyone including Cheng Zhong, who was very familiar with Han. Usually, the boys from China were more shy and constrained. But after not seeing him for a few months, Han’s personality seemed to have gone through big changes, becoming calmer and more fearless.
But little did Cheng Zhong know, during the past months Han had been closely following Pathless’ training method, and Pathless obviously didn’t teach Han those old and constrained Chinese training methods. What he taught Han was extreme training, extreme combat techniques, fighting with his life on the line and never giving up until his body was in a grave!
Although Han was still young, he had already begun to think like a true iron-blood warrior. Lowering his head and acting cowardly like a turtle? Not even a chance! True warriors shoulder responsibilities, if Han ever had the thought to hide like a turtle in a battle, then that could cost the lives of many citizens or comrades.
Cheng Zhong looked at the person, he’s no longer that nerdy version of Han, but an unyielding warrior version of Han!
Turning around, Han didn’t even bother to look at Xin and said in a deep voice, “Since it’s a team battle, I need 4 teammates. Who’s willing to accompany me and fight by my side?!”
Of course, Cheng Zhong was the first one to step up. Then Han picked out 3 others that looked really calm from the crowd.
“We will see you on the virtual battle field in a bit.” Han immediately said.
Li Yu waved farewell to Han, turned around and went to Long Chuan’s office.
Opening the door, there sat a thin white-skinned middle-age man in front of the monitor. The expression on his face showed that he was eagerly looking forward to something.
This was Long Chuan, the youngest one among the 3 teachers of Ke Lake, and also the highest level, sitting at the pinnacle of a 4-star esper.
The famous Long Chuan didn’t look like a warrior at all, but rather more like a scholar in a thin and weak body with a severe stomach problem and a face as pale as the snow. He actually looked like he was suffering from malnutrition.
Li Yu and Talin all nicknamed Long Chuan the a sick dragon.
Of course, nickname jokes were always just jokes. Only Li Yu and Talin who were very close to Long Chuan truly understood how fearsome he could be. Not only is he powerful, but also very intelligent, completely different from those common kind of powerful but simple-minded warriors.
Last Galactic Meet, Long Chuan had just past the age of 30 and went over the maximum age limit. Otherwise, if he fought together with Ke Lake, they would probably receive an even better score.
Unfortunately, also Long Chuan had the talent as rare as dragon and phoenix, but he was still a sick dragon, inflicted with a condition that is dragged him behind a lot. At the age of 20, Long Chuan already reached the pinnacle of 4 star, but his level stayed the same till now, at the age of 39 he still couldn’t make that final step and break through the barrier to 5-star.
But he certainly had a cheerful personality though. Ge saw Li Yu and he immediately yelled at him, “Hurry, hurry! They are about to fight!”
Li Yu’s head became filled with question marks, “Who? Who’s fighting who again?”
Long Chuang was so excited that his eyebrows are dancing, “The little boy you brought, Han, he’s challenging Xin Beige’s group.”
Li Yu was shocked for a second, then muttered, “I just brought him to the training camp and it’s already chaotic. Xin Beige’s group are all geniuses taught by you, how can Han be their opponent?”
Long Chuan was very looking forward to it, “That’s still uncertain. Look at his team picks, Weight Conversion descent’s Cheng Zhong, Mind Control descent Bai Xueying, Rock descent Tu Lamu, Ice descent Nicholas, they are all powerful espers.
Li Yu was shocked and said in surprise, ‘Good picks! These are all the strongest espers among the 3-star soldiers. Han doesn’t even know them, Cheng Zhong probably picked for Han. From what I know, Cheng Zhong and Han fought together before so their relationship is very good.”
Long Chuan shook his head and showed a footage of Han picking to Li Yu in a slow motion, in which Han quickly picked out those strong members from the crowd and Cheng Zhong didn’t say a thing.
Long Chuan thought about it and said, “I understand, Han made his choices based on looking at others’ eyes.”
“Eyes?” Li Yu is still a bit confused.
Long Chuan said, “Look carefully, when Han was picking, he scanned everyone’s eyes once, if there is any fear or if one is undetermined, those people all can’t become Han’s teammate. Cheng Zhong stood up right away so that’s that. But Nicholas and Bai Xueying and the others, they are all very strong, and their eyes shows a feeling of eagerness, and that’s why Han picked them.”
“That’s probably it. Otherwise it can’t be explained why the strongest 3-star esper Luo Yuyin wasn’t chosen by Han. She’s an opponent that even Xin Beige is kind of scared of but unfortunately she’s just a shy girl with an introverted personality. That’s why Han chose others but not the strongest Luo Yuyin, Han must have saw through the cowardice in Luo Yuyin’s bones.”
Long Chuan is a very intelligent soldier, Li Yu obviously trusts his analysis. He also thinks that Han made his choices based on one’s sheer force of character, otherwise only fools won’t pick Luo Yuyin as their teammate.
“Who’s going on the Xin Beige side?” Li Yu asked.
Long Chuan said in a somewhat angry tone, “An Beibei, Tie Hongliu, Bu Luke, and Parker. That’s the strongest formation in the gifted class, they are all 4 stars. Against Han’s temporary team, they still chose to use their strongest combination, that way there’s no grace if they win.”
Li Yu laughed, “You can’t eat grace for food. I actually think Xin Beige made the right choice going all out. After all it’s the Tough Bone Han, despite his level, Void End isn’t a vegetarian’s technique. As soon as the Void domain is activated, any power is eliminated, and Xin Beige will have no choice but to charge at Han and trade melee blows.”
“Believe me, anyone against Han isn’t a joke. His moves are really cruel and merciless.”
Long Chuan nodded slightly, “I’ve watched the clip that made Han famous countless times. He certainly doesn’t lack the courage and perseverance of a true soldier, but don’t underestimate my crew, I’ve spent great effort on Xin Beige and his team.”
“Doesn’t matter how strong Han is, it’s just him that’s strong, but tactics are the most important factor in team fights.”
In the monitoring screen, Han and the others have entered the virtual pods and were discussing each other’s characteristics.
Li Yu slightly frowned, aside from Cheng Zhong, Han doesn’t even know the other guys, let alone understand their characteristics. A temporary team formation like this, maybe really isn’t a worthy opponent of those geniuses.
Long Chuan was still fueled with excitement, “I’ve been looking forward to this fight for a long time. Even if they didn’t trigger a fight today, I would still look for ways to get them to fight. Let’s watch together, I really want to know who’s stronger, Han from the wild, or the group of geniuses that I carefully taught and tuned.”