Chapter 115: The Entrance Examination for College is Here (Part Three)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The company that sold cars had branches in major cities, including Chang’an. The next day, Gao Peng received a text message telling him to pick up the car.
When he got home that night Gao Peng prepared to pack up his things. Even though it was a familiar environment and he was familiar with the house, he did not know where to start. Ever since his parents had passed away he had not moved any of the things in the house.
He hoped to create a familiar atmosphere for himself, as if his parents were still at home with him… although he knew he would be lying to himself, he couldn’t help it.
When he came to his parents’ bedroom, it was filled with the smell of dust. The curtains were closed and the room was dark.
“Mom, dad, I am about to move out… Didn’t you guys always say that when a child grow up, he will leave? I think I have grown up now.” although he was still a teenager, his shoulders were no longer as thin as before.
“I’m moving to a big villa. I bought it myself. I can live alone in this world, you don’t need to worry about me. Grandpa seems to have met with some trouble, so I will go to help grandpa after I finish the college entrance exams. After all, he is my only relative…” his voice got softer and softer. In the end, he started to choke up.
The door gradually closed after a long silence.
The next day, Gao Peng moved to the villa. He didn’t sell his old house. Gao Peng did not know how to sell it anyway.
There were workers building something on the land right across his house; this peaked his curiosity, as it was already ten o’clock at night.
There was a really strange person on the construction team.
He was wearing an old-fashioned tunic suit and had straight silver-gray hair. His back was straight which made him look like he was very full of energy. He looked like he was supervising the progress of the workers.
He seemed to catch on to Gao Peng’s gaze, so the man turned his head towards Gao Peng and smiled.
It was Uncle Liu!
Gao Peng was shocked.
“Hey Little Peng. Why are you here?” Uncle Liu wore a very surprised expression.
Gao Peng was silent. Uncle Liu had shown time and time again that he couldn’t act. He probably had dreamt of being an actor when he was young.
Gao Peng had to accept the fact that Uncle Liu was going to build a villa next to his villa. After all, Gao Peng had already accepted that Uncle Liu was a low-profile master when he met Softy, Uncle Liu’s black cat. For people like him, living around the Uncle Liu would give him a sense of security.
In the next few days, Gao Peng drove his big truck to class.
The location of the school bordered the suburbs. There was a large parking lot nearby. Gao Peng’s truck was almost always parked there.
A 20-meter long truck was like a giant in the parking lot. It took up a couple of parking spaces on its own and was extremely eye-catching. Even Mu Tieying joked that Gao Peng was an experienced driver and that his driving skills must have been extraordinary for him to be able to drive such a big car.
The only thing that made Gao Peng unhappy was that Da Zi and Dumby had both reached level 20. That was the maximum level an elite tier monster could reach. They just couldn’t break through to the commander tier.
Although both Da Zi and Dumby had already met the requirements for promotion, it still required a certain amount of luck. It would either take time or something special for it to happen.
Stripey had also reached level 18. Gao Peng found that since his promotion to the perfect grade, Stripey’s outer characteristics had changed quite a lot.
The dark carapace was like armor, and there were hooks at the joints that emitted a cold sensation. The layers of uneven ribs were interlaced. There were even thin shells on the eyes that covered the eyelids.
It was much better than the original gray, simple look.
“Gao Peng, the results of the cultural college entrance examination are out. How many points did you get?” Tan Qianjin asked during the afternoon training.
Gao Peng shook his head. “I haven’t had time to check it.”
“The results came out last night,” Tan Qianjin said, almost speechless.
“Uh-huh. I will go check it out later,” Gao Peng replied.
“Tell me your test number, I will help you check.” Tan Qianjin was very enthusiastic. He was always keen on these kinds of things.
Gao Peng told him his test number. Tan Qianjin looked it up for him. He suddenly screamed in shock. “Oh my god!”
“What’s wrong?” Gao Peng was surprised.
“674. You are not human!” Tan Qiangjin wanted to cry but no tears came out. “You can apply for most of the schools in China.”
“Uh-huh. I think that is only average,” Gao Peng said. He was somewhat disappointed. It was about ten points lower that what he thought he would get. He wasn’t a god, after all. Add that to the fact that he had been busy training and learning about his familiar, and it was normal that his grades would fall. He had done some of the past year’s papers in secret, and the scores he got on those were ten points higher than what he got for the actual exam.
Everything had a price. If you wanted something, you would have to give up something else.
Tan Qiang thought Gao Peng was being smug. He really wanted to throw the mineral water bottle in his hand at Gao Peng’s head.
He really wanted to have Gao Peng’s score.
In this tense atmosphere, the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examination had finally arrived.
The site for the test was in the suburbs. It was a wide open plain. There wasn’t any possibility of cheating in the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examination. This was a one-on-one challenge after all. Unless the candidates could convince the monsters they were challenging to cheat with them, it was impossible.
The first round of exams would take a total of two weeks. All the Chang’an monster trainers would fight in challenges in this open plain which would be broadcasted live on TV.
The thought of being able to appear on TV excited many of the candidates.
The director of the TV station looked at the skyrocketing ratings and smiled.
For whatever reason, these two weeks of Monster Trainer College Entrance Examinations would be the focal point of everyone, all across the globe. This was a grand ceremony on an international scale. It was also a stage for the next generation of monster trainers to showcase themselves.
A line had been placed outside the plains. The yellow line would keep out the people who were unrelated to the event.
A large number of soldiers were on guard as well, armed with live ammunition.
The Entrance Examination for College did not allow anyone to intervene. This was the common agreement between both the New World Allied Government and the Monster Trainer League. The examination had to guarantee absolute fairness!
The Entrance Examination for College was a selection of fresh blood as well as a global event. There was no room for error, as this event needed to shine brightly. No one could defy the general trend; that would mean going against the highest power in the land!
A group of flying types were flying in circles as if they were radars, scanning in all directions.
Candidates would report the level of monsters that they wanted to challenge as early as the day before. Gao Peng chose a commander tier monster, plus two elite tier monsters.
They would be fighting against Stripey, Da Zi, and Dumby.