Chapter 43: Returning Home
Gao Junwei, a typical melee Awakened, was proficient in martial arts and swordsmanship. He could also use Burning Flame to cover his body and his sword to cause continuous damage to the Awakened who had yet to master fire-element Star Techniques.
“Charge” could be used during melee fighting, but if he were to use it with thunder, it would be disadvantageous.
When an offline Awakened brought a long Bursting Flames, an explosive fireball could be released.
One could also roar loudly and immediately.
It could be described as a great balance of abilities. Well, at least during high school, he did not have any obvious weaknesses.
With his tall and burly figure and handsome appearance, Gao Junwei became the most popular boy in school who was idolized by many of the female students, especially since he had great abilities and great family background.
However, there was more to him than met the eye.
Xia Yan and Han Jiangxue both wanted to kick Gao Junwei, the selfish and vicious teammate, out of the team. The events that occurred during their last group mission was simply unforgettable.
In particular, the conflict between Gao Junwei and another member was completely irreconcilable.
It would be no exaggeration to say that although the two of them were teammates on the surface, they were actually already arch-enemies.
What surprised Jiang Xiao was the fact that neither of them left the team and even remained as teammates despite their strained relationship.
Jiang Xiao did not think that the two high school students would be able to swallow their pride and take the humiliation, especially since they were at the age of being hot-headed and full of teenage angst. He reckoned that it should be because of the ties between their families.
According to Xia Yan, Jiang Xiao’s goal was to defeat this buff and handsome hunk called Gao Junwei.
He was to defeat Gao Junwei in the most surprising way possible and join Xia Yan’s team using his identity as a precious Medical Awakened so that no one could pick on him.
Jiang Xiao agreed to her request. Of course, Jiang Xiao was not a fool and definitely knew the consequences of doing so.
If he succeeded in replacing Gao Junwei in front of everyone, he would undoubtedly bring trouble to himself by forging enemies and possibly getting into a conflict with Gao Junwei’s family.
However, Jiang Xiao felt that he ought to do so for Han Jiangxue’s future since she had done so much for him.
But then again, Gao Junwei’s family was not that authoritative or powerful. It was only a little bit stronger than Xia Yan’s family. His mother seemed to be working in a special team while his father was a businessman. Although their business was established, he was just an ordinary person.
In this world, the vast majority were ordinary people.
According to the current abilities of Jiang Xiao and the rest, the chances of running into a strong family was similar to that of winning the jackpot.
In other words, the heirs of truly wealthy and powerful families would never study in Jiangbin High School.
How would Li Weiyi and Gao Junwei have the chance to go against each other? If that were the case, Li Weiyi would have long disappeared in this world.
The journey back was peaceful and quiet, with only a small hiccup.
After encountering a lone White Ghoul hunter, Xia Yan did not take action and simply got Han Jiangxue to take the corpse out of the coffin.
Jiang Xiao looked at the sexy and beautiful Xia Yan as she threw the severed half of the Medical Awakened’s body to the White Ghoul as if she were feeding her pet.
The White Ghoul did not stand on ceremony either and quickly wolfed the delicacy down…
Jiang Xiao had gotten another eye-opener after seeing Xia Yan’s destructive and ruthless behavior.
Jiang Xiao rarely described Xia Yan as ruthless, but her actions continuously surprised him.
This world… is really interesting.
At the beginning of September.
Even though Beijiang was located in the northernmost part of China, the dimensions were higher, but the temperatures had become watery because of the abnormal climate in recent years.
Jiang Xiao, who had returned to Earth, felt like he was transported to another world.
In fact, he couldn’t stand the glaring light and the clear skies.
At this moment, Jiang Xiao, whose clothes were tattered and torn, was standing in front of the Jian’nan Town Government Office with his head raised, eyes closed, and arms wide open like he was embracing the sun like a madman.
The soldiers on both sides looked at the unkempt Jiang Xiao quietly, with no derisiveness in their eyes at all. Instead, they seemed to have a new impression of Jiang Xiao who seemed just like a savage.
The soldiers saw some traces of wind and frost on his youthful face.
How long had this kid been training in the snowfield for?
Facing the menacing White Ghouls in the harsh environment full of threats and being on the verge of death every day was indeed cruel for a young teenager.
Jiang Xiao felt that life was beautiful after he left the dull world.
The fresh air, the warm sunlight, and even the scorching temperatures were hundreds of times better than the freezing snowfield.
Dying of heat was better than freezing to death.
Dying from being too stuffed with food was better than starving to death.
“You didn’t get change or shower, and here you are standing in the sun while wearing winter clothing. Have you been ruined by me?” Xia Yan chuckled from behind, seemingly in a good mood.
Jiang Xiao turned around and saw Xia Yan’s smile and her youthful urban attire.
She was dressed in a white V-neck T-shirt, blue denim shorts that exposed her slender and beautiful legs, and a pair of sandals.
Her face was a little flushed, perhaps because she had just taken a shower. Her short and wavy chestnut-colored hair was still damp and the wind made it a little messy, though it added a touch of charm and allure to her appearance.
The moment Jiang Xiao turned around, he kept his eyes fixed on her T-shirt.
This woman… is so well-endowed!
“Where are you looking? My eyes are here.” Xia Yan kicked Jiang Xiao’s buttocks and pointed two fingers at her eyes.
Jiang Xiao rubbed his buttocks and sighed. “We’ve been living in the snowfield for such a long time and even the White Ghouls seem beautiful to me, let alone you.”
“Rascal, how dare you compare me to those hideous things?” Xia Yan kicked him angrily.
How did Jiang Xiao fall down at the same spot twice?
He dodged easily, but Xia Yan’s sandal flew far, far away.
Coincidentally, the exquisite sandal hit the face of one of the soldiers on standby.
The soldier stood still like a statue without even looking to the side as if nothing had happened.
“Ah.” Xia Yan hopped on one foot and covered her mouth with one hand. “I’m sorry.”
Xia Yan then glowered at Jiang Xiao menacingly and ordered. “Hurry and go pick it up.”
Jiang Xiao chuckled and teased. “Are you dreaming?”
Xia Yan said, “You…”
Behind him, Han Jiangxue, who had also washed up and changed into a fresh set of clothes, looked at Xia Yan bullying Jiang Xiao. She chastised. “Cut it out, let’s go.”
Xia Yan expressed assent.
“Why didn’t you change out of your clothes?” Han Jiangxue frowned at Jiang Xiao. At this moment, Jiang Xiao’s savage-like clothes were all ripped and stained with blood. His short hair had also grown out. Fortunately, he had yet to go through puberty. Otherwise, he would have probably grown a mustache and stubble now.
“Oh, I’ll go change.” Jiang Xiao was enjoying the sun greedily. Ever since he left the snowfield, he had been standing under the sun like a madman.
“Don’t change, let’s go.” Han Jiangxue shook her head and continued, “Change when we get home. Wash up, get a haircut and I’ll send you to school in the afternoon.”
Send me to school…
Jiang Xiao scratched his head and thought, Why does this sound so strange?