Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 50
Chapter 50: Long Aotian’s Rise to Fame (2)
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
Squeezing into Sharon’s social circle, Long Shiyan’s small figure quickly caught the attention of her protection group. Instead of waiting for them to speak, Long Shiyan asked, “Can I come in? It’s a little crowded outside.”
Her voice wasn’t loud, but people in the vicinity could hear her.
Sharon also paid attention to her voice. When she noticed her, she couldn’t help but say, “You were the one who was admitted as a seventh-level fighter the other day.”
“My name is Yan Shi!” said Long Shiyan.
“You can come closer since it’s crowded outside.” Suddenly hearing a sweet voice, Long Shiyan followed the sound to find a woman in a white dress. She was the school’s number one female dancer, Nikaela. There were several other girls next to her as they were also her classmates. The most noticeable were Nangong Lingli and Ling Qingwu.
Nangong Lingli was the cousin of Long Shiyan’s own cousin, Long Aotian. The girl with a sophisticated face was Ling Qingwu, who was the Fengyun Empire’s princess and Long Aotian’s fiancee.
However, because of the demise of the Long Family, she and Long Aotian did not have much of an intimate relationship.
Long Shiyan easily squeezed into the crowd and settled down, watching the stage.
“I don’t deserve to be Nikaela’s senior sister. Even the first chief knight of the school was head over heels in love with Nikaela and proposed a duel with that other person for her. I truly have no luck.” In the small circle, a beautiful girl held Nikaela’s hand with a starry-eyed expression across her face.
Nikaela simply smiled and didn’t answer.
At this moment, Sharon angrily said, “Zhan Yan’s appearance isn’t bad, and he might be a good match for Senior Sister Nikaela. But what makes people depressed is that the challenger turns out to be a pervert. If Zhan Yan loses this battle, won’t Senior Sister Nikaela be forced to marry a pervert?”
“Pervert?” Nangong Lingli shot a glance at Sharon. Of course, she knew who Long Aotian was the moment he officially announced his name. He was the one who disappeared in the past seven years for whatever reason. Long Aotian, the cousin of Long Shiyan, the son of the Long family, and her best friend’s fiancé. Nangong Lingli continued to pay close attention to Sharon’s words. In any case, Long Aotian was Ling Qingwu’s nominal fiancé, so it didn’t matter if Nangong Lingli overheard her or not.
Therefore, Sharon openly spoke about Long Aotian’s immoral behavior.
“I didn’t anticipate for that youngster to grow up in this way and have the guts to do all that. When I was young, I had a feeling that he was actually a lecher. He would always secretly peek at women’s breasts and act unfaithfully in love affairs. Little Wu, you really shouldn’t marry him.” Nangong Lingli snorted as she warned Ling Qingwu.
Ling Qingwu simply nodded. Her eyes observed the stage, waiting for the lead roles to appear on stage. She would like to see what the boy, who the rumors said was a lecherous pervert, actually looked like.
“What should I do? If Zhan Yan loses, then will Senior Sister Nikaela have to stay with that pervert?” An expression of concern swept across the woman’s face.
“How could Zhan Yan lose to him? That’s impossible!” The small male student behind the women’s guards scorned. “Zhan Yan is a legendary imperial knight. His real strength is equal to a ninth-level fighter’s. How could he lose?”
“Since that’s right, this woman will feel more at ease.”
“What about you? What do you think? If he wins the battle, are you ready to marry him? You might possibly become his concubine. Do you like him? If Long Aotian wins, you will be forced to marry him. Won’t your future be decided by the words of a few people? Is it that difficult for you to put up any resistance?” Long Shiyan suddenly turned to Nikaela, who was wearing a white dress. She tilted her face upward, locking onto Nikaela’s gaze.
When the nearby people heard her say this, they all became shocked.
A bystander said, “What did you say? He’s the school’s knight, the most perfect prince, the great Zhan Yan. Who wouldn’t want to marry him?”
“If you believe in those kinds of thoughts, then pretend that I didn’t say anything,” Long Shiyan said.
“Senior Sister.” Nikaela suddenly recalled a certain figure and then seriously sized up Long Shiyan. Since Long Shiyan’s appearance didn’t match with that person, she quickly rejected the idea.
“And how about you? What do you think?” Suddenly, Long Shiyan turned her eyes toward the girl in green, who silently stood beside the girl in the white dress. Nikaela had always hidden behind her friend when she was scared. Long Shiyan smiled as she unhurriedly, yet not too slowly said to Nikaela, “I don’t know if you have any plans in mind, but you should let go of her and put some effort yourself. It’s up to you to decide. If you find the correct path that you wish for, then put in all your effort and fight. Perhaps, you obtain a tinge of hope for your future.”
When the girl heard her, her whole body jolted.
Long Shiyan retracted her gaze and did not intend to pay any mind to those two stunned women.
These two weren’t the same as everyone else; they were Long Shiyan’s younger sisters in name. In addition to Zi Linglong, Long Shiyan had many younger sisters in the school. She had always played the role of a senior sister and gave them all kinds of assistance. From small to large affairs, she always took care of them like this.
And Nikaela often followed her good friend, Shirley, closely as they had a special relationship. While they were also a part of Long Aotian’s harem, their relationship was unusual. In other words, they were in love with each other. They were one of the only lesbian couples in the original work.
However, they could not withstand the pressures of the world to the extent that they chose to marry Long Aotian and become his wives in name. In the original book, the female dancer, Nikaela, was the first to be captured, and then Long Aotian found out that Nikaela had a beautiful girlfriend. Since the girls’ relationship was so close, Shirley simply accepted the marriage.
Afterward, there weren’t any more troubles.
In the original book, this pair of lilies were the fifth and sixth entries in Long Aotian’s collection of women. The first one was obviously the fragrant Long Shiyan, the second was the violent Yu Qingrou, the third was the passionate Long Yuqing, the fourth was his fiancee Ling Qingwu, and the fifth was Nikaela.
However, when he was about to accept Ling Qingwu as his fiancee, he encountered Dongfang Lingli’s brutal kick, resulting in his genital’s incompetence for several months. It was best for his “golden gun” to retreat after the incident.
In short, it was a little…
But fortunately, Long Shiyan changed the present by a lot.
First of all, she was able to protect herself and lessen the contact between Long Aotian and Yu Qingrou. Furthermore, Long Yuqing had the small loli Yushu following her as they often disappeared somewhere before popping up. It was difficult for Long Aotian to see them.
Therefore, the first three harem members have been ruled out.
The fourth, Ling Qingwu, seemed to be disinterested in Long Aotian at the moment even though Long Shiyan seldom made contact with her until now. The main reason was that they were both from the East, so they had similar origins.
The fifth and sixth were Nikaela and Shirley. Long Shiyan had always regarded them as younger sisters, but she just didn’t know if they would have the courage to stand up for themselves.
She decided not to think about these topics anymore. Time would pass quickly and in the blink of an eye, the time would come for them to act.
It was time for the duel.
The martial arts stage opened, revealing a huge dueling platform. It was very similar to the dueling platforms on TV. The difference was that this platform very big, almost the size of two basketball courts.
On the stage, Long Aotian still had a sloppy and indifferent expression, Meanwhile, his opponent, Zhan Yan, displayed a very gentlemanly and refined countenance.
They both had two extremely contrasting personalities.
When the audience witnessed the male god’s emergence, they cheered wildly, “The great Zhan Yan will beat the youngster up!”
“The great Zhan Yan, beat him up!”
“The great Zhan Yan, beat him up!”
Only shouts for Zhan Yan could be heard as none of those cheers were for Long Aotian.
The disparity in treatment was clearly visible.
A blonde beauty sat near the stage. She was accompanied by Zi Linglong and others, apparently serving as referees and commentators.
The blonde beauty said, “Attention to all audience members, including our fellow students and experts! Now, please pay attention to the fair duel between the knight, Zhan Yan, and the fighter, Long Aotian. Follow me, the Student Holy Spirit Group’s secondary command, Belinda, as I take to role as referee. Beside me to help with the commentary include the eighth-level fighter Zi Linglong, eighth-level chief magician Brands, eighth-level chief berserker Chris, and eight-level chief assassin Edgar.”
“Now, the two sides should begin their self-introductions.”
Because a knight’s duel was for honor, Zhan Yan’s duel procedures were slightly complicated.
The students began to cheer; they really did not expect the commentators to be eighth-level fighters, which showed that this battle will be very entertaining. Although it was rumored that Zhan Yan’s actual combat power was at the ninth-level, it was only a rumor. Generally, most believed that he had the strength of a seventh-level fighter. After all, if he really was at the ninth-level, shouldn’t he have already graduated?
Moreover, the top six people on the school’s strength rankings had appeared, so how could the audience not cheer heatedly?
The top ten rankings of the school included: Iceberg Beauty Shuang Yu, the school’s goddess Belinda, Godly Archer Ollie, the unyielding knight Zhan Yan, expert illusionist Sieker, the speedy swordswoman Dinas, the assassin chief Edgar, the chief magician Brands, the fighter chief Chris, and the new eighth-level swordswoman, Zi Linglong.
Among them, Zi Linglong, Brands, Chris, Edgar, and Belinda were all members of the Student Holy Spirit Group. It could easily be assumed how great their strength was when Long Shiyan was in power.
She gathered almost all of the most powerful people in the school around her.
Of the five remaining top students, the ice beauty Shuang Yu was a seven-colored dragon, who was used to being alone. Long Shiyan could currently not contact her, but Shuang Yu was very interested in Yu Qingrou’s daughter, Yu Shu, who often played hide-and-seek.
The Godly Archer, Ollie, was an elven princess who fled from the elves. It was likewise very difficult to get close to her. Long Shiyan also had to give up on Zhan Yan. Long Shiyan had contacted Ollie many times, but their relationship purely became one of mutual cooperation. However, Ollie was a very ambitious person.
In the original book, she was Long Aotian’s number one enemy.
The remaining two were the illusionist, Sieker, and the speedy swordswoman, Dinas. It was needless to say that when Dinas was in the Magical Beast Forest, she almost killed Long Shiyan.
The last one, the illusionist Sieker, was too difficult to control, so Long Shiyan didn’t make contact with him that much.
On stage, Zhan Yan was the first to take the initiative. He bowed and said, “As the chief knight of the Holy Spirit Magic School, I shall challenge you.”
“Hey, Chief Knight! In other words, aren’t you the most powerful knight in the school?”
“I can be considered to be!” Zhan Yan curled his lips.
“Tch, it looks like this school isn’t as great as I thought! Once I defeat you, won’t I be the strongest student?” Long Aotian crossed his arms across his chest and smiled.
“No! I am merely the strongest knight. There is also the strongest chief assassin, the strongest chief magician, and so on. If you beat me, then you’ll be in the top ten in strength. But will you really?” He sneered.
“How should I know? But at the very least, I can still defeat the bullshit knight in front of me. No need to stall any longer, the name’s Long Aotian. ‘Long’ as in dragon, ‘Ao’ as in proud, and ‘Tian’ as in heaven. Did you hear me clearly? If you couldn’t hear me, then you must have hearing problems.”
“Hehe, your name is Long Aotian, right? Allow me to confirm if you have any skills!”
“Okay, let’s get started!” As always, Long Aotian did not show any sign of respect.
Noticing that Long Aotian was looking down on him, Zhan Yan did not get angry but instead laughed. Drawing his pike out, he thrust like a carp leaping through a dragon gate to become a dragon.
(TLN: “A carp leaping through a dragon gate to become a dragon” is an idiom that basically means getting stronger.)