Chapter 127: Chang’an City’s Champion
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
As Gao Peng was browsing the internet, he would sometimes look over to see how Silly was doing. His reason for doing what he was doing was to toughen Silly up so that it would gain courage, not to scare it to death.
In the beginning, Silly was very nervous. It kept going around in circles, making itself dizzy after about two turns. But then it would rest for a while, get up, and continue turning in circles. Since the little guy still had the energy to keep turning in circles, Gao Peng decided to ignore it.
After a while, he walked over and found the familiar looking green figure underneath the grass. Its color allowed it to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. Its tentacles were up, and it was resting, occasionally letting out a soft snore.
Gao Peng couldn’t help but admire its ability to sleep in such conditions.
These past few days, Gao Peng had occasionally gone to the monster breeder office to work. Ever since he started his exams, he had reduced the number of hours he worked at the office. The office had recruited two new novice monster breeders from Chang’an City, and they were able to attract quite a few customers because of their low prices.
Gao Peng would only take on clients that were important. He wouldn’t take on any average clients.
In the past, Gao Peng had to work at this job in order to earn enough to take care of his familiars at home. He felt guilty every time he had to earn money using his own hands.
But now he didn’t have to worry about his living expenses anymore. Two days ago, Uncle Liu had given him an unmarked credit card. He said it was given to him by his grandfather for him to spend on his living expenses. He didn’t tell him the limit. Only that he should use it as much as he could.
Gao Peng looked at the number on the credit card and tried to compose himself. From this day forward, he would be able to treat his monster breeder job as a hobby.
Eight days after Gao Peng finished his exams, the first round of the Monster Trainer College Entrance Examinations finished. The results came out on the night of the seventh day.
On the dawn of the eighth day, a lot of people woke up early to check their results.
Uncle Liu woke up early in the morning. He dug up his prescription glasses from God knows where. Wearing his pajamas, he switched on the light and turned on his computer to look at the results.
Although he had already learned about the results through his special connections, he still wanted to see for himself.
The ninety-ninth floor of the Southern Sky Group Temple Tower, Yuzhou.
“Chairman,” said a male secretary wearing professional attire as he walked into the office and placed several contracts on the desk of Ji Hanwu.
Since Ji Hanwu had come back, he had changed his secretary. It was not known where Secretary Liu went.
“Understood, put them down,” Ji Hanwu said dully as he nodded.
The new secretary nodded respectfully. He was afraid to move his eyes around. The last secretary was removed because he did not listen properly. He saw that no more instructions were coming and left the room.
Ji Hanwu only started to show a sense of solemnness after the secretary left. He carefully opened a webpage as if he were doing something sacred.
He typed in the web address one letter at a time. He then took out his phone. On it was the Examination Admission Ticket sent over by Uncle Liu. Uncle Liu was so afraid that he didn’t send it properly that he had sent it three times…
If their ages were added together, they would be over a hundred years old. Seeing them bumble about trying to check the results was quite a funny spectacle.
Some senior officials of Southern Sky Group realized that the chairman was in a very good mood, and many experimental projects were approved very quickly.
Uncle Liu was walking around casually, like an old, rich landlord inspecting his eight hundred acres of land.
He unconsciously arrived at Gao Peng’s villa and then unconsciously walked into the villa’s garden. Through the window, he saw Gao Peng sleeping on the sofa.
“Ahem,” Uncle Liu coughed outside the floor-to-ceiling window.
Gao Peng tossed and turned on the sofa, but he continued to sleep.
Stripey, who was sleeping on the sofa next to Gao Peng, looked up in a daze and rubbed its eyes with its black foot.
It yawned, but its alertness dropped when it recognized it was Uncle Liu.
How can this kid be so lazy!? He doesn’t even worry when his results come out, he thought.
Uncle Liu signaled to the two familiars beside Gao Peng to wake him up.
Da Zi lied on the ground on its stomach. It turned to look at Uncle Liu and then slowly fell asleep again as it was looking at him.
Uncle Liu couldn’t believe it! This kid’s pets all had the same attitude as him: lazy and a bad attitude!
Uncle Liu initially wanted to come and announce the good news to Gao Peng. Who knew that he would still be sleeping like a pig?
Knock, knock, knock.
Uncle Liu politely knocked on the glass, waking up Gao Peng with the sound.
Gao Peng opened his eyes in a daze, saw a person standing outside the window, and was given a shock. He then realized that it was only Uncle Liu after he looked more carefully.
“Uncle Liu, what happened?” Gao Peng asked as he gently rubbed his eyes.
“Wake up and look up your results,” Uncle Liu said happily. The only way he could look happier was if the word “happy” was carved on his face.
“…” Gao Peng looked at the clock in the living room and said, “Uncle Liu, it is four thirty in the morning.”
“You can look up the results at four thirty!” Uncle Liu said with a serious looking face.
Since he had already woken up, what else was there to do? Gao Peng got up begrudgingly and switched on his laptop. At the same time, he also opened the door to let Uncle Liu in.
Uncle Liu waved his hands and refused. “There’s no need. I didn’t come here specifically to remind you to check. I was just passing by and saw that you were still sleeping, so I decided to wake you up,” he said and then left just as he had come.
Gao Peng looked out and saw the dark blue skies. The moon and stars were still visible. He then looked at Uncle Liu’s back as he was leaving.
Should I thank you for being old?
He switched on his computer, went to the website, and saw that he had a notification on his account saying, “This account has been logged in from another location.”
Gao Peng frowned. He clicked on the notification and it showed the location of the log-in: Southern Sky Group Temple Tower, Yuzhou.
Gao Peng was speechless.
At the same time, an old man sneezed in the Southern Sky Group Temple Tower.
Gao Peng clicked on the rankings. There were rows of options divided into different regions and districts. It was an idiot-proof system.
He selected Chang’an City. On the top was a search bar for the student ID.
Gao Peng inserted his student ID. The screen flashed, the computer froze for a few seconds, and then a form appeared.
[Name]: Gao Peng
[Score]: 710 points
[Ranking]: First Place in Chang’an City
Gao Peng was in first place! He was content. If it were ancient times, would he be considered the champion?
Most of the other monster trainers focused on raising a Commander tier familiar. After all, a single Commander tier familiar could score better than five Elite tier familiars.
Of course, there were also monster trainers who chose to train many familiars at once. They would train them as a group. For example, their main familiar would be a Commander tier fire-type familiar, and their second and third familiar would be a wind- or wood-type, or any type that would help in their growth. There was a limit to how fast they could progress.
At the same time, in another villa in another suburb in Chang’an City, someone said angrily, “How can I be second place? I saw it with my own eyes. Both he and I have three familiars. One Commander tier and two Elite tier. How am I not first? I am below him by one place!”
“Sir, one of his Elite tier familiars is an earth-type, and the monster it fought against was a wood-type. That gave him a ten-point advantage,” came the voice of a woman from the side.
There was a pause in the villa, and then the sound of someone going crazy rang out.