Chapter 106: Before the Exam (Part Three)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
It took Gao Peng a lot of effort to finally calm down the few restless familiars. He finally understood the reason for Da Zi and Dumby’s anger was the scent of a sand monster that they’ve never met before.
Gao Peng suspected that if the sand monster had stood in front of Da Zi, it might not have been able to survive for more than three seconds.
Gao Peng wiped the sweat off his forehead. Why did he never notice that these familiars were so attached to people? However, even if they were overly attached, deep in his heart, Gao Peng was actually quite happy.
After that, he walked into the kitchen and prepared a good meal for each familiar. Only then was their anger curbed.
Gao Peng sat on the sofa and turned on the TV. He switched on a children’s channel, and the show broadcasting was called the “Square Babies.”
The few familiars sat together in the living room and watched happily. No one knew if they could actually understand what they watched.
Upon returning to his room and closing the door, Gao Peng grabbed a book and began reading.
Suddenly, something banged on his bedroom door. Before Gao Peng could react, Da Zi opened the door with amazing familiarity and crawled into the room. It carried in its mouth a still-ringing cell phone.
After Gao Peng took the phone, Da Zi crawled out of the bedroom in a childlike manner and returned to the living room to enjoy its animated show.
Gao Peng discovered that ever since the previous door-locking incident, Da Zi had been working hard to obtain the Godly skill of opening doors.
He answered the call. “Thank you very much for last time. My younger sister wants to treat you to a meal. Are you free these next two days?” From the other side of the line came Mu Tieying’s loud voice.
Am I free? Gao Peng gave it serious thought. He needed to attend lessons normally, and during his free time, he would usually go to the studio to receive clients.
“There’s no need to treat me to a meal. It’s nothing big. I’m a bit busy lately. We can talk about it if I have time in the future,” Gao Peng replied.
As if she understood Gao Peng’s real meaning, Mu Tieying replied cheerfully, “Alright, then I’ll reply to her for you. By the way, did the disgusting crew cut fellow from the bus this afternoon continue to mess with you?”
She had witnessed Dumby’s strength, so of course she was not worried about his safety. She was only worried that Gao Peng might have sent those people into the hospital.
“There’s no problem. There was no conflict this afternoon. It was only a friendly academic exchange between us students. The seemed quite happy,” Gao Peng said, laughing.
“Alright…” From the other side of the line, Mu Tieying fell silent for a while. Finally, both of them hung up the phone awkwardly after feeling that there was nothing left to talk about.
“Who was the guy on the phone?” a guy wearing a black T-shirt sitting opposite Mu Tieying asked, intentionally trying to make it seem casual. The guy had very thick eyebrows, as if someone had drawn lines on his forehead with a brush. He also had very neatly shaved short hair.
“A classmate in school. Didn’t I tell you? He saved my life at the valley training base, and brought cousins Qingluan and Qingyan along to safety,” Mu Tieying said. She glared at the guy seated opposite her.
She knew what her brother was thinking. However, how would that be it possible between Gao Peng and herself?
He saw that his younger sister left in anger. The man on the sofa rubbed his hair in confusion and thought, That kid… just who is he? Should I go and check the information of that kid in the archives of the police department?
It did not matter how the others saw him or how other people thought of him. Either way, deep down in the man’s heart, his sister was the cutest in the whole wide world!
It was the sort of illogical reasoning that belonged especially to brothers.
Some other guys had approached his younger sister. That meant that it was time to be vigilant, otherwise, the flower in his house would be plucked away by someone else.
One should know that his sister never had any friends of the opposite sex before. It was a rare incident.
A month passed in the blink of an eye. There was less than one month left before the Monster trainer College Entrance Examination. The Cultural College Entrance Examination was closer too, as there were only two months left.
The atmosphere at school also became more anxious as time passed by. One could see anxious and busy students everywhere, regardless if they were normal exam takers or monster trainer cadets.
A red banner with white characters hung in front of the school gate.
“Break the ax and sink the boat to fight from dusk till dawn, make a last stand and fight and ensure that there will be no regrets.”
Gao Peng raised his head and looked at the couplet. He lamented. The annual College Entrance Examination season had come again.
“Let’s go,” Gao Peng said and pat Stripey, who was beneath his seat.
After a period of training, Stripey had completely rid itself of the fat spider title. It was six feet tall, with a diameter of 16 feet. Stripey was bigger than some Sedans.
Its sharp spider claws punctured the ground like a magic cudgel, and in front of its head were two gigantic shields. Everyone on the street moved out of its way.
The only thing that bugged Gao Peng was that Stripey seemed to have fallen in love with walking sideways. It was like a bully who walked funny because it never looked straight at others.
As they arrived at the gate of the training ground, another couplet hung in front of the training ground gate.
Gao Peng raised his head joyfully and read the couplet.
“Examinees, if you don’t do well in the exams, just go home and raise pigs.”
Gao Peng felt very bad after reading that. If there were no comparisons, there would be no damage. Was it really necessary to treat them so differently?
After leaving Stripey at the training ground, Gao Peng reached the classrooms at school. It was the day they would receive the examination admission ticket. As Gao Peng was a monster trainer cadet, he did not have lessons with the other normal students. Murong Qiuye had prepared to pass the admission ticket to Gao Peng in advance.
Under normal circumstances, the examination admission tickets were kept by the teachers and would not be given to students in advance, simply because they were afraid the students would lose the tickets.
As he collected his examination admission ticket, Gao Peng was in no hurry to leave. He just sat in the office and started chatting with Ms. Murong.
“Your cultural results should be fine. Although training familiars might have taken more of your time, you have strong fundamentals, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get into a good university,” Murong Qiuye said. “If your results are good, where do you plan to go?”
Gao Peng went blank. He never really thought about this question before. He thought that participating in the exam and getting a good result was enough. However, getting into a famous school was the will left behind by his parents. He did not want them to be disappointed in heaven.
But as for detailed matters like which schools he would apply for, Gao Peng had really never thought about it before.
“Maybe… I’ll apply to the local Chang’an University?” Gao Peng wasn’t sure.
Although Chang’an University was a famous local university, Ms. Murong was also a local Chang’an citizen. She could not help but advise Gao Peng, “Although Chang’an University isn’t bad, they’re not really amongst the top nationally.”
Murong Qiuye’s eyes could naturally see the importance of the monster trainer career, and since Gao Peng chose to become a monster trainer, he must have really liked this path.
“Chang’an University doesn’t have many strong monster trainers, and the monster trainer environment isn’t great. After all, Chang’an is too dull. I personally think that if you want to develop nicely, you need to interact with other strong peers. Of course, this is just my personal opinion. The University of Nanking, University of Yuzhou, and Southern University are quite decent. There are lots of young and strong monster trainers there.”
Gao Peng nodded without any comments.
Indeed, these schools were filled with young talents. Some of them even appeared on TV.