Heaven Extinction Martial Emperor - Chapter 51
Zhou Xuelin’s eyes brightened. She instantly had a respectful and amiable smile on her face. “Senior Shen!”
She walked over and took the bamboo hat Shen Jinghong had taken off.
Shen Jinghong smiled. He glanced at the sorry-looking figures of everyone and was slightly startled, “You guys just sparred with each other?”
Everyone had strange looks on their faces.
Rather than calling it a spar, they were actually humiliated by Xia Qingchen.
“Oh, you guys are pretty serious.” Shen Jinghong saw the strange looks on their faces. He cluelessly rubbed his nose. “Everyone, just continue with what you are doing and wait patiently for a little while. The time which I arranged with teacher is about to arrive.”
Upon hearing this, the people here became lively and full of enthusiasm.
Zhou Xuelin’s beautiful eyes gleamed brilliantly with anticipation. “Senior Shen, can you tell us what sort of supreme expert is this teacher you are speaking of?”
It was very hard to imagine what sort of teacher a shocking genius like Shen Jinghong with an arrogant personality would have.
Shen Jinghong contemplated a little before saying, “Alright, I will first let you guys take a look at something.”
He came to the center of the pavilion and moved into a stance. His expression was solemn. “Everyone, watch carefully!”
“Seven Stars Cloud Breaking Palm!”
He displayed his martial skill, fully going through all the moves. His movements were extremely smooth, and his might was 20% to 30% higher compared to the past.
In the air, thunderous sounds of his punches echoed out unceasingly.
After finishing his display, applause rang out in the surroundings.
Zhou Xuelin was once guided by her grandfather before, so her perspective was higher than ordinary and could immediately tell the heaven-shaking, earth-shattering change in Shen Jinghong’s skill with a single glance.
Her little hands clapped with force as envy filled her face. “Congratulations to Senior Shen for reaching the major completion of your martial skill!”
The other students were all filled with praise when they perceived the change of his martial skill.
“Seems like you guys understand. This is a martial skill passed down by my clan. Now, it has transformed and become incomparable to the past!”
He open-mindedly accepted Xia Qingchen’s guidance. In the bitter training of three months, he finally managed to train his martial skill to a certain level of proficiency.
Although his standard was still inferior to the god-like level of Xia Qingchen, it now contained a few hints of divine charm.
Zhou Xuelin agitatedly spoke, “Could it be this is a result after Senior Shen’s master provided you with guidance?”
Shen Jinghong nodded to express confirmation.
“Yes! Teacher’s guidance allowed my proficiency to reach a new height after three months. For this point, even my grandfather sighs in inferiority. He felt that the teacher I met is a supreme expert of this generation,” Shen Jinghong said.
Everyone was stunned.
Even the martial pavilion lord himself thought that he was inferior. What sort of status did Shen Jinghong’s teacher have?
Zhou Xuelin guessed, “Senior Shen, could it be that your teacher is the martial legend?”
Only he would have such divine capabilities, right?
“No!” Shen Jinghong’s gaze was filled with astonishment. He continued, “My grandpa said that even the martial legend holds him in reverence, treating him as a supreme expert.”
The martial legend and martial pavilion lord were one of the few powerful experts in Lone Cloud City, and the two of them interacted frequently.
It wasn’t just one time that Zhen Nantian had brought up Xia Qingchen to the martial pavilion lord. Thus, the martial pavilion lord knew well about this ‘reclusive expert’ and his ability.
“What? Someone even better than the martial legend?” In the pavilion, the sounds of cold air being inhaled could be heard.
What sort of existence was that teacher exactly?
At this moment, Zhou Xuelin already couldn’t suppress the agitation in her heart. Her chest heaved up and down as she asked, “Senior Shen, did you really invite this teacher of yours to guide us?”
Shen Jinghong nodded. “Mhm, seeing the time, he should be here by now!”
Upon hearing this, everyone tidied themselves up.
Zhou Xuelin hurriedly tidied her messy hair and removed her damaged outer robe. Her expression was that of a pleasant surprise.
Her mind was filled with anticipation. Such a godly teacher would definitely allow her strength to soar immensely with his guidance, right?
Her beautiful eyes then stared unblinkingly at the peony garden’s entrance.
Time slowly passed.
But that teacher ultimately didn’t appear.
Shen Jinghong began to frown as he mumbled, “Could it be that teacher has something on and couldn’t make it?”
He was very worried that the teacher had merely agreed to him half-heartedly back then and wasn’t really willing to come.
An hour passed and the drizzling rain turned into minor snowflakes, drifting downward.
Everyone felt cold and cheerless.
Zhou Xuelin who was in thin clothes hugged herself. “Senior Shen, maybe your teacher cannot make it today.”
Her tone was filled with an unspeakable disappointment.
Shen Jinghong’s face had an apologetic expression. “Forget it, you guys can go back. Maybe my teacher really has something on and cannot make it.”
He also felt an unspeakable disappointment in his heart.
He silently mused that he was too opinionated. A teacher who was praised as a supreme expert by the martial legend himself, how would he deign to appear in a small martial exchange meet between students?
“Sigh, let’s go back. In any case, it cannot be considered that we didn’t have any gains. We were guided by a human and a dog earlier after all.” Shaoxuan self-mockingly laughed.
Everyone was the same, they could only sigh in low voices.
The speaker had no particular intention in saying something, but the listener read his own meaning into it. “What human and dog?”
Zhou Xuelin’s countenance dimmed as she sighed. “Before you arrived, there was a junior student who randomly came here to ‘guide’ us. I’m ashamed to say this but other than me, the others were all defeated by his dog.”
An explosion went off in Shen Jinghong’s mind as Zhou Xuelin’s voice entered his ears.
“What’s weird is that he said he was only here because someone asked him to. He also made a show of taking things very seriously. Do you find it ridiculous or not?” Zhou Xuelin sneered.
Shen Jinghong regained his senses and hurriedly asked, “What does he look like?”
Zhou Xuelin coldly laughed. “Speaking of him, maybe Senior Shen doesn’t know him personally, but you should have heard of his name before. His name is Xia Qingchen. During the martial examination, he was the trash that got so frightened that he fainted!”
She didn’t discover that Shen Jinghong’s expression drastically changed. She then continued, “After that, it’s unknown what happened, but he managed to get into the D class after the repeat competition.”
Everyone was laughing. Only Shen Jinghong’s expression became heavy.
“Did you guys take any disrespectful actions toward him?” Shen Jinghong’s heart also began to sink.
Zhou Xuelin spoke in disdain, “He acts so highly, grossly overestimating himself as he ‘guided’ us. Naturally, he got chased away by us.”
When he heard this, Shen Jinghong closed his eyes in pain.
He wiped his face and slowly spoke, “In that case, did you guys remember the guidance he gave to each of you?”
Zhou Xuelin was bewildered. “Why must we remember? How is he qualified to guide us? I don’t know about others, but when he tried to guide me, I stopped him half-way.”
“Me too, I also stopped him half-way!”
“Mhm, ridiculous brat treating himself as some expert trying to guide us.”
Only a minority of students here with gentler personalities expressed that they did patiently listen to Xia Qingchen’s guidance.
After hearing all of this, Shen Jinghong let out a long sigh.
Zhou Xuelin cast a strange glance at Shen Jinghong. “Senior Shen, why do you seem so weird just now?”
The other students all respectively nodded. They also realized that there seemed to be something wrong with Shen Jinghong’s expression.
Shen Jinghong surveyed them. His expression was one of indignance. “You guys! You all ought to be mediocre for all your lives. I invited teacher to personally guide you all, but you guys treated him like this!”
At this moment, the entire pavilion fell silent.
It was so quiet that the sounds of snowflakes drifting about was the only sound that remained.
After a long long time, Zhou Xuelin finally spoke, “Senior Shen, stop joking. Don’t tell me Xia Qingchen was the teacher you are speaking of?”