Chapter 264: Treatment: Part 1
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“I… I…” Mylissa’s breathing was erratic, stuttering as blood disappeared from her face.
She trembled as she stared at Auldmandiller, her eyes bloodshot as she tried to figure out a way to change the professor’s heart.
“You can leave now.” Auldmandiller never had any sympathy for students like her, as he had already seen such panic and despair all too many times.
Ever since he made contact with dark powers to his present professorship, he had seen all kinds of students with a variety of characters in the past hundred years.
Mylissa’s initial pride and arrogance to her current shattered pride and panic, this dissonance may be interesting to others, but not him.
“Professor! I heard that you are researching the Firmirian Rotation Effect! I have managed to obtain a crimson dreamrhino horn! I can give it to you, and hope to be of help to your research!”
Mylissa gritted her teeth, her heart bled as she spat every word out.
That was her final trump card, and she had assumed that she would not have to use it, but now…
She should be glad that she had come fully prepared for all eventualities, or else things would turn out really bad!
However, as she said that, her heart bled!
A crimson dreamrhino was a true blue Five-winged dangerous beast! If one wanted to obtain the horn that it treated as its own life, the only way to do so was to kill it.
As a Five-winged beast, due to powerful physique and terrifying resistance to energy and kinetic attacks, the crimson dreamrhino had been listed as the most dangerous of dangerous beasts to hunt.
Even a normal Six-winger could do nothing against it.
Plus, it had a habit of burrowing underground to hibernate, and each cycle lasted up to ten years. That horn was top-grade material, which any Darksider would wish to get their hands on.
Even with money valuing in the tens of millions, one would not be able to purchase such a rare and valuable item.
Yet now, for all kinds of reasons, she had to gift this to Professor Auldmandiller.
The moment the crimson dreamrhino horn appeared, Auldmandiller was slightly astonished.
“You have managed to obtain such a rare ingredient?” He was a little surprised, and he reevaluated Mylissa again.
“I’ll take the ingredient, and you can join the workshop as a student, but I won’t guarantee that you will be able to graduate from my department. As for my examinations, I won’t go easy. Think carefully.”
Mylissa bit her lip and nodded hard.
“I won’t disappoint you! I promise!” she said with absolute determination.
Her emotions now was like a roiling volcano, as emotions surged and rampaged.
She, Mylissa Cador, will definitely, definitely, make this old man see her different! Just you wait!
She will definitely surprise this old coot! And let him understand how wrong he was to take her so lightly!
“Alright. Remember to pay the school and lab fees. Five hundred thousand a year,” Auldmandiller said without even looking at her, his expression impassive. He then shifted his gaze to Lin Sheng.
At that moment, the frost on his face seemed to melt like spring snow, and within a second it became a warm and genial elderly face.
“Lin Sheng, you can choose to live inside the fortress. I will immediately arrange for another round of assessment for you. Think you can do it?
I’ll send the study materials to you later. As for the lab and materials, I’ll prepare them when I get back. If you ever need anything in your life, please remember to tell your professor here.”
“Ugh…” Lin Sheng stole a glance at Mylissa, and the lady’s expression was extremely black as she tried to hold back some sort of terrifying rage.
“Then where should I pay the fees? The bursary at the main hall?” Lin Sheng asked in a hushed voice.
“Fees? No, no, no, you don’t have to pay anything. As one of my only two disciples, I will pay you a hundred thousand a month in Migan dollars for your living expenses and lab work compensation.”
Professor Auldmandiller then motioned wildly and said something that almost made Mylissa puke blood.
“That aside, if you have any issues at home, you can look for me too. I will help wherever I can!” Auldmandiller said with a puffed chest.
“Also, if you need anyone to help you. You can get her to help you. I’m sure she would not reject any reasonable request you make. Right? Mylissa?”
Auldmandiller shifted his gaze and stared at Mylissa.
Mylissa’s fuse was just about to blow, but she had no choice but to lower her head and force the words out of her mouth.
“Yes… I will do my best to help Lin Sheng…”
She was very clear of her current situation. Lin Sheng’s aptitude was way beyond hers. Five hundred…
The total dark power capacity for most Two-winged Darksiders was roughly at that number.
Dark power was determined by the strength of one’s soul. The stronger the soul was, the more powerful one’s dark powers.
That meant the person had awakened directly as a Two-winger…
One could only be born with such strength. It was a terrifying natural talent that could not be replicated or made up through hard work.
This sort of spiritual strength meant that Lin Sheng’s one day training would equate to her spending at least a dozen days, or even more.
“Alright, that’s for today. Mylissa, you may go back yourself. There’s transportation at regular intervals. As for Lin Sheng…”
Auldmandiller’s expression changed so rapidly it was beyond anything that Lin Sheng had ever seen.
“Lin Sheng you can follow the stairs behind. All of them are bedrooms. You can simply choose one, aside from my room and my granddaughter, Milla’s room, feel free to choose one to live in.”
“Thank you, sir.” This was the first time Lin Sheng had experienced what it was like to be treated as a genius, and what blatant favoritism was.
He looked at Mylissa, whose face was still black with anger, as she adjusted her dress and bowed towards Auldmandiller to bid her farewell, all while keeping her emotions in check, before leaving.
He felt both schadenfreude and sympathy for her at the same time.
Mylissa’s etiquette was impeccable, but Auldmandiller had simply waved her off, not even bothering to look at her as he focused everything on Lin Sheng.
He was busy explaining the benefits of the fortress to convince him to move in.
There was a special being called the Unseen Servants, and they will deal with everything as arranged by the professor.
Based on the introduction, the intelligence of an Unseen Servant was akin to a teen and was very useful.
As Lin Sheng tried to deal with the professor’s overwhelming enthusiasm, he looked at Mylissa leaving the main gate dejectedly as she headed towards a bread van that had appeared on the far end of the field.
“Just a little pheasant that thinks too highly of herself. You and her are of different worlds. Pay her no mind.
“Lin Sheng, with your talents, you don’t have to take notice of such minor characters. Their talents and their aptitude have pre-destined them to only be able to serve as your servant,” the professor said without any pretensions.
“Talent is everything! For such a normal student like her, she will never be able to follow in your footsteps no matter how hard she tries. Not even your shadow! So she needs to set herself straight and know where she stands!”
“I understand, sir,” Lin Sheng responded respectfully.
“You are a natural-born Darkheart, a genius among the Darksiders. An elite who is destined to enter the highest echelon of Carte Blanche, the Moonlake!
“Alright, you don’t have to waste your breath with such minor characters. When my granddaughter returns, I’ll introduce you to her. Both of you are of the same age so I’m sure you’ll have plenty to talk about!”