Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 34
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After repeated questioning, Long Shiyan and others finally understood what had happened.
It turned out that because of the school competition in three months, the school had to make the top students of the Holy Spirit Magic School begin their school exams a year ahead of time.
When they entered the inner clearing of the Magical Beast Forest, they were attacked by strong magical beasts, the wind wolves, which almost led to their complete annihilation.
“The school’s annual examinations” would organize a risky adventure for students from all over the school. No matter the age nor the level of the student, all students had to go participate. The teachers would guide the younger students while the slightly older students would have to go on real and dangerous adventures.
If one was incompetent, then that individual would die.
However, this was for the survival of the school. Unless one decided to drop out, one would have to participate.
The team rescued by Long Shiyan was an alchemy department affiliated with the Student Holy Spirit Group. Using modern understanding to explain them, they were basically scientists who were also strong fighters.
In short, they were very important.
The pony-tailed girl named Daliana was a fifth-level swordsman. Her strength could be considered average on this team. Their team had just entered the outer periphery of the Magical Beast Forest before encountering the wind wolves. After their battle, countless numbers of trainees died or became heavily wounded. In the end, the captain secretly gathered the less injured team members as they broke through the siege and left the rest.
Moreover, Daliana had to stay because of her friend’s injury, so she accompanied
her other good friend, Bonnie. But during the battle, Bonnie was seriously injured in order to protect her and now, she was unconscious.
Fortunately, at the most critical juncture, she broke through and became a sixth-level swordsman, which explained why she was able to support the rest for so long.
These people were one or two years younger than Long Shiyan, and they all knew each other since quite a while ago. However, Long Shiyan rarely hung out with them and usually only contracted them when she needed them. It was Zi Linglong who made friends one by one at school.
In the end, since the significant events that happened at the school mostly involved Zi Linglong, Long Shiyan had to come out to deal with the problems as she was Zi Linglong’s sister. This led to the rise of Long Shiyan’s popularity, causing the system to call her the “All-purpose helper of people.”
This also laid a good foundation for her to run in the campaign to become the head of the group.
After listening to her explanation, Long Shiyan suddenly muttered under her breath for a few seconds. Then she said, “There are so many people in the Alchemist Research Society. The wind wolves shouldn’t have attacked you due to their natural characteristics. In the end, what happened? Isn’t it extremely improbable for this situation to occur without a reason?” It wasn’t strange for her to doubt that a magical beast would take risks to attack them as an ordinary wild beast would.
They were not lacking any food to eat.
“I don’t know!” Daliana lowered her head and frowned.
“Alright, I will handle this matter. First, you should grab something to eat and then rest.” Long Shiyan reached out and patted her head. She then took out a large round pastry and handed it to her.
“Okay,” Daliana whispered in agreement. She bit the large pastry while looking at the location of the injured. After, she flashed a glance at Zi Linglong.
Zi Linglong faintly smiled. She helped her stand up as they headed toward the wounded.
Long Shiyan did not follow them but simply swept a glance at the wounded and the others. And then, she silently closed her eyes, leaning against a large tree.
The saying “a blessing in disguise” wasn’t entirely inaccurate in this case. While the Alchemy Research Society suffered a lot, at least the very least, these pure and naive students could now understand the cruelty of this world. Moreover, she could also confirm that the current captain allowed these children of the Alchemy Research Society to become genuinely qualified.
The Alchemy Research Society was the most important school organization.
Katis, the most famous alchemist in the original book, was a cheerful and lively girl known for her headstrong nature. She was also a beauty. What was worth mentioning was that she was one of the rare beauties who did not get captured by Long Aotian.
Moreover, there were two assistants beside her. One was dependable and earnest while the other was gentle and considerate. Both of them were difficult to deal with, but they were still very beautiful in appearance, especially the gentle Bonnie. The women in Long Aotian’s harem, aside from Long Yuqing and the Radiant Saint Christina, weren’t too superior to them in terms of looks.
The gentle beauty was called Bonnie. The original Long Aotian had pursued her many times, but Daliana, who was by her side, would always obstruct him. Finally, while Long Shiyan herself didn’t know why, the text did not say anything about Long Aotian actually capturing these three childhood friends. Instead, the story went directly to the realm of the gods arc, and then, to the Radiant God.
Maybe it was because there wasn’t any more time to write that part.
But in any case, the three were rare beauties who did not get captured by Long Aotian. The final outcome of what happened to them was not written. After all, after going to the realm of the gods, Long Aotian rarely returned to them since he spent most of his time fighting. Furthermore, the number of times he went to capture more beauties were also reduced.
Soon, their group came together for a midday break. The two seriously wounded people were still in a coma. Although their minor injuries have already healed by a lot, their faces were still a little pale. Daliana lowered her weapon, wiped the two wounded, and took care of them. Obviously, despite her highly capable nature, her gentle heart did not disappear.
Zi Linglong picked up a few skewers of the barbecue and spoke a few words to Long Shiyan. Then, she went to Daliana’s side, handed the skewer to her, and sat down next to her. She observed the unconscious duo as she whispered, “Their complexion appear a lot better; I believe that they will recover completely in no time.”
“Zi, thank you!” Daliana looked at her; her face was filled with gratitude.
“Don’t mention it; it was nothing much.” Zi Linglong shook her head and replied, “We are friends and classmates. Rescuing you all was not difficult at all. As long as you are alright, then everything is fine. Besides, we are a part of the Student Holy Spirit Group. Helping you all is the responsibility of our group.”
“Regardless of your words, I still want to thank you. You saved us.” Daliana looked at her earnestly. Afterward, she snapped back to reality and took a bite of the barbecue skewer. Her eyes suddenly lit up as she asked, “Zi, did you make this?”
“Yeah! But…” Zi Linglong supported the chin and said, “I wasn’t the only one who contributed to cooking. Edgar hunted the fire cloud swine, Brands was responsible for removing the skins, and Chris cleaned out the internal organs. I was in charge of roasting it while Elder Sister secretly helped us.”
“Pfft~” Dalina couldn’t help but cover her lips as she giggled a few times. She sneaked a peek at Long Shiyan, who was located not too far away, and asked, “So, you roasted this?”
“Speaking of Zi, you seem to be good at cooking. I still remember the last time Katis ate your egg tarts,” Daliana stated.
Zi Linglong’s face was red; she wrapped her arms around her legs and replied in a low voice, “It’s because…because my elder sister refuses to cook despite being very picky, so I studied a little over time.”
“So that’s the case!” Daliana sighed, recalling that Zi Linglong had raised her cooking skills for that strange upperclassman, Long Shiyan. In regards to her, not many people could come in contact with her. As she thought that, she snuck a glance at Zi Linglong.
Perhaps Zi Linglong, a thoughtful and considerate girl who likes to make friends, was the only one who could be friends with that strange girl!
“In fact, I’m not the only one with cooking skills. Edgar can also cook! His family owns a restaurant, and his father is a well-known chef who participated in the Guangming City Yu Family Cooking Competition.” After being stared at so attentively, Zi Linglong’s pretty face was dyed by a faint red. She quickly mentioned someone else who could cook in the group.
However, the effect of this action was insignificant.
“So…” Daliana closed her lips, becoming silent as she did not know what to think about this.
Zi Linglong stared at her for a while. She suddenly asked “Does Daliana want to learn how to cook?”
“Ah?” Daliana was startled; she hurriedly waved her hands with a flushed complexion and said, “No, no, I don’t have any skills in cooking. Cooking is…too difficult.”
Zi Linglong blinked and wanted to continue asking, but the beautiful girl lying on the soft animal skin stirred. She appeared faintly awake, so Daliana leaned over her and held her hand. At this moment, the golden girl on the other side suddenly whispered a few times, like the fear of a nightmare. Daliana quickly reacted by gently taking her hand. Afterward, both girls quieted down, sinking into another slumber.
Zi Linglong wanted to help but soon noticed that Daliana did not need her help. She crouched nearby, watching the scene with a smile. She whispered, “Daliana, I realized that you are actually very kind.” She paused and observed the girl’s flushed face before adding another sentence, “And still very shy.”
Daliana bit her lip and glared at her, but she didn’t dare to say anything, for fear of waking the sleeping duo.
The two unconscious girls were holding hands close to them as Zi Linglong sighed. “The relationship between the three of you is really good!”
Daliana groaned and suddenly smiled. Recalling her old memories, she said, “Our families lived near each other. We were always together when we were still very young. We all lived together, have never been separated, and have experienced many things together. Of course, our feelings for each other are positive.”
Zi Linglong stared blankly. She suddenly smiled and said, “It’s the same with me and my elder sister. Ever since we have met, we have never been separated. We would stick together all the time. We would eat, sleep, train, and cultivate next to each other. Even now, we still do the same.”
“We are about the same as you two. Ever since we entered this school, we have been together.” Daliana nodded with a smile. “But Katis always acts silly, gets into trouble, and is sometimes unbearable. Meanwhile, Bonnie would always spoil her,” she said with a gloomy expression.
“My elder sister is also like that. She’s always doing stupid things!” Zi Linglong was also depressed. “When you look at her, she seems very powerful, but she is actually just a little girl. Aside from reading, she would cultivate and occasionally forget to eat on some days. I can only force her to eat, but she’s a picky eater. What’s even more strange is that I always have to help her bathe because she’s too lazy to do so herself.
But I am much better than you. At the very least, I only have to deal with my elder sister, but you have to deal with two people,” she said, shrugging her shoulders.
Not too far away, Long Shiyan, who was drinking water, choked. She coughed as her saliva almost came out. This girl, was it really necessary to say such a thing about her? How aggravating! Stupid! Naive!
“Head of the Group, are you okay?” Edgar, who was raining curses at the Alchemy Research Society’s captain, noticed Long Shiyan’s coughs and couldn’t help but ask.
“No, it’s nothing.” The corner of Long Shiyan’s mouth twitched as she asked with a smile, “Edgar, have you three heard about any strange issues?”
“What strange issues?” The three men looked at her incomprehensibly.
“Well, a real man should maintain a gentleman’s demeanor.” Long Shiyan nodded solemnly, then closed her eyes and did not speak. For those who practiced martial arts, listening to people talking softly was easy. There was no problem at doing this at all. However, overhearing what girls were whispering about was not what a gentleman would do. After all, they were model students at the school. It was also no wonder why an obedient these obedient children would ignore what they were talking about.
Generally speaking, Long Shiyan was fine with that.
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