Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 48
Chapter 48: Long Aotian Begins to Make His Move
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
(TLN: Second extra chapter!)
Long Shiyan, who was drinking fruit juice on the training ground, observed the students who were still alive and kicking on the field. Her eyes were exactly like Long Aotian’s as they both weren’t tired, unlike the rest of the group.
While their teachers weren’t strong, they were demon-like. Even Long Shiyan was somewhat scared of her teachers.
It could be said that she had to go through hardships together with Long Aotian.
This time, she incidentally discovered that she needed to jump to the top ten. Otherwise, she would have been forced to continue this exercise like her other classmates. This frightened her enough to run madly and pass the enemies along her path, especially Long Aotian. This led to her to this nice resting area.
The weight-bearing frog jump wasn’t the only training exercise. The ten people, who were currently taking a break, will soon be pulled up by the instructors and led to the next step of the training. When the rest of the group finished their leapfrog exercises, they would likewise join them.
The Holy Spirit Magic School was very big, and it would take a lot of energy to go a lap around the school.
The two instructors ran ahead as they were followed by sixty students. They kept shouting, “Are you ordinary seventh-level fighters?”
“Are you a regular seventh-level fighter who can’t take the lead in this school?”
“No!” Long Shiyan, who heard the brainwashing words, speechlessly followed the battle cry.
“So, do you want to be the strongest fighter in your class?”
“You didn’t have to attend the ordinary classes. Do you know what this means? This means that you might not just be an ordinary seventh-level fighter. Maybe you are a peerless genius, but in this school, you are really weak. So grow stronger with us!”
The two instructors shouted out their ideology. She had to say that this was a very effective practice since many students had benefited a lot from it.
These people were all seventh-level fighters. However, the strength of Long Shiyan’s body was definitely not normal. Therefore, the amount of weight that Long Shiyan bore was not the same as the rest since she was actually a ninth-level fighter. She secretly added weight onto herself, otherwise, she would simply be accompanying others to play along without truly growing stronger. Wouldn’t it be bad if she wasted time instead of improving her prowess?
In a blink of an eye, more than two months had passed, and Long Shiyan’s training life was set on the right track. Although Long Aotian had been making plans to pick up girls from time to time, there wasn’t much leeway for him to execute those plans under this harsh training period.
Finally, an important day for the school began.
This festive anniversary of the school was to celebrate the establishment of the Holy Spirit Magic School 14560 years ago.
The celebration would last for a month, and other schools or other significant forces would be invited to the school. The large hall would be opened to invite all parties to come and compete through a martial arts competition. The winner would receive a lot of prizes.
If the original novel’s explanation was clear enough, then Long Shiyan should understand that this activity was to prepare Long Aotian for picking up girls, let alone just simply showing off his martial arts.
At this moment, Long Shiyan was annoyed.
Because it was a happy anniversary, everyone in the school was joyous, and all the programs were fun. Although Long Shiyan did not like the excitement, she was pulled out by the two instructors and Long Aotian. He also brought along the fatty, who became his best friend, and they formed a group of five.
One instructor was a man while the other was a woman. They were both eighth-level fighters. The male instructor was only twenty-years-old as he used his hands and fists as weapons. He appeared to be fairly responsible and proud of his muscles. The woman was called Hua Rong. She had long, braided hair and her personality was relatively indifferent. As twenty-year-old eighth-level fighters, they weren’t bad in strength at their age.
Long Aotian’s and Wang Runze’s ages were eighteen and seventeen. Long Shiyan was less than twenty and was defined as eighteen-years old.
Two twenty-year-old eighth-level fighters and three eighteen-year-old seventh-level fighters. In fact, it seemed that their talents were great. However, only the talents who reached the seventh-level understood that it wasn’t easy to break through to the eighth level. It could be said that the teachers who taught them were actually geniuses. Long Shiyan already knew this from before.
The Holy Spirit Magic School was quite big, and the five people strolled around the area a lot. Long Shiyan also managed to save many beautiful women from the chess and painting departments. At the end of their walk, they arrived at a very unusual place.
“The area in front of us seems very lively, is something interesting going on?” Wang Pangzi, who just took a break to eat and cool down, once again became interested. The two tried to push through the crowd to reach the front. Long Aotian was extremely useful as he hooked his arm around Wang Pangzi’s neck and moved forward to peep at the event.
Out of the blue, a pair of large hands immediately appeared and knocked the heads of these two men. Then, they heard a stern voice admonishing them. “You two look possessed as if you have never seen a woman in eighteen years. Did you lose your senses? You two are utter fools.”
“Wow! Mies, isn’t there a beautiful girl over there?” Long Aotian’s eyes brightened; he clutched onto the instructor’s shoulder.
“Hey, don’t you know who that is?” The instructor looked surprised.
A boy next to him said, “Tch, how do you not know? Do you dare admit that you are a male that attends this school? She’s Nikaela, the number one beauty of the school. Did you really not know?”
“The number one beauty of the Holy Spirit Magic School?” Long Aotian’s eyes flashed with a bit of interest.
“Yes, the number one beauty of our school. She’s a talented woman who’s good at dancing and has a high magic talent. I don’t know how many people pursued her behind our backs nor the amount who tried to woo her.” Noticing Long Aotian’s eagerness, the boy gave a response to dissuade him.
“Along with the members of the dance department, Zi Linglong of the Student Holy Spirit Group had also come. Is Yan Shi also interested?” Ignoring the men who were talking, the instructor, Hua Rong, turned her attention to Long Shiyan and tried to initiate a conversation.
“Zi Linglong.” Long Shiyan eyebrows hung down.
“Is there a problem?”
“No! There’s no problem.” Long Shiyan simply replied, “I didn’t expect the Student Holy Spirit Group to do so well when they lost their leader. They’re really worthy of being the elites of the school.”
“They’re really powerful. But Yan Shi, you might not know that in the dark, there is actually a kind of belief that worships the previous head of the group. Although the previous head is dead, she gave up her life to the magical beasts to save most of our students. Her achievement is great and cannot be easily taken lightly. So, the former head of the group will always remain within our hearts.”
Long Shiyan did not respond.
Long Aotian and others quickly squeezed into the front row.
“Oh, are they dancing over there?” Hua Rong, who pushed herself into the front row, said regretfully. She was preparing to leave with Long Shiyan. However, the girl in a white dress on stage caught everyone’s eyes. “Everyone, please look forward to the martial arts fighting competition tomorrow. Nikaela and her sisters will present their angelic voices, so I hope that all of you will achieve good results in the competition.”
After the announcement, the singing and dancing commenced.
Hua Rong, who had initially wanted to depart, stopped to watch the singing and dancing. Long Shiyan fell into a daze and snapped back to reality once the dance was over.
“Very beautiful! Very beautiful!”
“I have never seen such a fresh and graceful dance before. I thought she was simply a natural beauty, but I didn’t expect her to have the temperament of a royal. It was a big change! Good! Good! Good!” After the dance, Long Aotian complimented and applauded their performance.
“It really broadens one’s horizons! The dance is great, the people are beautiful, and the number one beauty of the school is also on stage!” Long Aotian sighed emotionally.
“They’re really beautiful! They’re so beautiful!” Wang Pangzi also sighed and said, “But I heard that the angel presented in this dance doesn’t represent Nikaela. Instead, the angel seems to be the one who helped the school in the past. Oh, the angel’s appearance should be the same as that statue of a loli in the public square.”
“Hey! That’s the strongest girl and one of the four goddesses of the school, Long Shiyan. She is the current representative of the Student Holy Spirit Group. Because of a certain incident, she became known as the reincarnation of the goddess, Okasola. About half a year ago, in the Magical Beast Forest, the school encountered the wrath of the magical beast horde. Currently, her condition is still unknown.” The male instructor, Mies, had a complex expression.
“I have heard of her,” Wang Pangzi said.
“Is she dead?” Long Aotian’s expression was a bit complicated.
“I don’t know! But many people in the school believe that she is still alive. Even if the image that the principal displayed on his magic crystal showed that she fell into the mouth of a tremendous hippopotamus monster in the river, not everyone is convinced that she is truly dead,” the male instructor said.
“So that’s how it is.” Long Aotian’s mood seemed to recover quickly. “It seems that it was because of Long Shiyan’s merit that she is so well-recognized nowadays.”
“When people become famous, it is proof of their hard work!” She didn’t expect him to say that. Long Shiyan, who didn’t speak until now, retorted, “Long Shiyan, as far as I know, is just a person who foolishly worked hard to support her own beliefs. What’s really true is that because she succeeded, she earned the contempt of those who were jealous of her achievements.”
Several people were dumbstruck by her words.
When Long Shiyan became aware that she just spoke her thoughts out loud, a commotion immediately began. The four people who were accompanying her rushed to encircle Long Shiyan so she could be guarded in the center in order to prevent her from being lost in the crowd.
The uproar continued.
“Wow! It’s the great Zhan Yan!”
“Really! It’s really Zhan Yan!”
The crowd was constantly shouting.
“Zhan Yan!” Long Shiyan frowned.
“Hey! Who arrived? What’s the big commotion?” Long Aotian looked confused.
“It’s Zhan Yan!” Instructor Mies appeared a little dissatisfied.
“Zhan Yan, who?” Long Aotian was at a loss.
Wang Pangzi said, “In general, while there are goddesses who are selected within the school, there are, of course, male gods as well. This Zhan Yan is the most popular amongst the male gods. I heard that he is strong, comes from a great family, and is the only imperial knight in the school. It is said that he now has the power of a ninth-level fighter. And I heard that he is handsome, very gentlemanly, and kind. Can you imagine how attractive he is to girls in the school?” The fat man patted Long Aotian’s shoulders.
“So he’s that awesome?” Long Aotian was still stunned.
“You can even sense his great aura by just looking at him!” Wang Pangzi shrugged.
“I want to add that although Zhan Yan was extremely popular and one of the candidates for the election of the next head of the Student Holy Spirit Group, he lost to Long Shiyan and could not enter the top three. However, if he ranks well, he should still be able to succeed. Furthermore, the first and second places in the rankings are both women. I also heard that he and Long Shiyan have contacted each other several times, but I don’t know the specifics,” Hua Rong explained.
Long Shiyan and others could clearly see a handsome man urgently walking over to the white-dressed girl. He then presented a beautiful bouquet of flowers as he gentlemanly bowed in front of the girl. He said, “Beautiful young lady, I greatly admire you. I can no longer tolerate remaining single nor my unrequited love for you, so please accept my love. I will bring you happiness for sure.”
The words of this handsome man caused many women to swoon and lose consciousness.
The girl on the stage didn’t seem interested as her eyes wandered around, seemingly seeking a way out. Finally, she decided to rely on her good friend.
She didn’t know how to respond at all. She didn’t know this person and yet, she was suddenly asked out. How could she accept?
The surroundings were quiet as the audience waited for the girl’s reply.
Long Shiyan remained unmoved. She didn’t seem to care about this kind of thing. Long Aotian couldn’t help but look around. Noticing the crowd of idiotic and frustrated men, he couldn’t help but roll his eyes. He saw that the girl on-stage was forced to hide in the arms of her friend. Feeling that the girl was being bullied, he spoke up. “Hey, hello! The one on the stage, do you think this is a drama?”
After he said that, the audience became dead silent.