Compared to the classroom block, there were fewer people in the office block. This was especially so in the area near the principal’s office. It was very spacious, but there wasn’t even a single person for one to ask directions.
Therefore, Bai Xiaofei wasted a lot of time and energy before he found the location of Bai Ye’s “go straight and turn right”.
He inhaled a deep breath then lightly knocked on the door.
“Enter.” The voice was very gentle, far different from the unapproachable image Bai Ye had described.
Bai Xiaofei felt relieved when he pushed open the door and entered.
The furniture and decorations within the vice principal’s office were very simple, and there weren’t any unnecessary objects. A woman was behind the wide office table. She looked extremely amiable, and she smiled lightly as she looked at Bai Xiaofei. Her face, which had been carved by time, still allowed others to faintly distinguish her former beauty.
“Hello, Vice Principal Luo. I’m a student who’s participating in the entrance exam, and I’ve come to pass the final test here.” Bai Xiaofei made a rare display of being an obedient child.
“Little fellow, you’re really good. It has been a long time since a student with results like yours has appeared. This is your enrollment form, and you will be a student of Starnet Academy as soon as you finish filling it out.” Luo Xi’s gaze was filled with praise as she passed a form to Bai Xiaofei.
“Thank you, principal.” After he received the form from her, Bai Xiaofei filled it out in less than a minute.
He had to thank his second mother for this because he would have most likely been illiterate if it wasn’t for her persisting that Bai Xiaofei should learn how to write.
The amiable Luo Xi started skimming the form as soon as she received it from Bai Xiaofei, but she had merely taken a glance when her amiable face froze.
In the next second, the angel instantly became a devil!
Her smile and amiable expression vanished without a trace, replaced by a face warped with rage and resentment.
“You’re surnamed Bai?!” Luo Xi roared furiously, and she instantly tore Bai Xiaofei’s form into pieces. She glared at him with her sharp eyes as if she wanted to see through him. “I didn’t notice it earlier, but your face makes me want to tear you into pieces the same way I had torn up your form. Get out! So long as I’m in the academy, you can only dream of staying here!”
Luo Xi was angered to the point of trembling, and she seemed as if she would carry out her thoughts of tearing him into pieces.
From far away, Bai Xiaofei sensed as if her fury was solid, but when faced with this sudden turn of events, he didn’t have his astounded expression change to that of panic. Instead, he turned his expression into that of touched appreciation!
This time, it was Luo Xi who was stunned.
“Are you pretending to be pitiful? That’s useless against me!” she said with a cold voice. Her rage had been interrupted, yet her attitude towards him remained unchanged.
“Principal Luo! To tell you the truth, I’m just like you. I, too, really hate my surname, and it’s my shame!” As Bai Xiaofei spoke, a wisp of deep hatred and resentment appeared on his face, and the passion behind it wasn’t the slightest bit inferior to Luo Xi’s rage. “I’ve never met my father, and my mother had disappeared without a trace soon after she gave birth to me. What I hate the most is that my mother always said I looked like him. I detest using the name he gave me!
“I’ve thought about changing my surname on many occasions, but I can’t.” Bai Xiaofei’s sorrow transformed into rage as he spoke, and tears ceaselessly swirled within his reddening eyes. “My mother wouldn’t let me change my name no matter what because she said it was my one and only form of proof that I’m his son when I find him again in the future. Only by finding him can I pass on what she wanted to say to him.
“So, I can only live with this detestable name because I must complete my mother’s last wish…”
Bai Xiaofei’s rage once more transformed into sorrow and tenderness. He could perfectly control the changes within his emotions. As he wiped off a bunch of tears, he said, “I only have a single objective by taking the academy’s entrance exam: transform myself into a formidable puppet master so that I can teach that fellow a fierce lesson if I ever see him in the future!”
His eyes filled with firmness. “I don’t know why you hate this surname, Principal Luo, but if you’re really filled with hatred for it, you should let me enter the academy!”
By the time he finished speaking, he had slammed his hands onto Luo Xi’s desk and met her gaze.
Luo Xi, who had previously struck the table and stood up, gradually sat down. Throughout Bai Xiaofei’s speech, her gaze had been scrutinizing him.
The office fell into silence – a long silence.
The silence did not cause Bai Xiaofei any discomfort. So long as Luo Xi left her furious state, it was his victory.
He had already achieved his objective.
Eventually, Luo Xi broke the silence and passed another form to Bai Xiaofei. “Fill out the form. I’ll be paying attention to you. Don’t let me discover that any part of what you said today was a lie!”
The form passed to him seemed to be different from the previous one, but Bai Xiaofei didn’t have the mood to care. The expression he required at the moment needed to show pleasant surprise and that he was touched.
“Thank you, Principal Luo!” As he spoke each word, Bai Xiaofei expressed the feelings he needed to display by smiling while he teared up
Once he walked out of Luo Xi’s office, Bai Xiaofei had the sudden urge to release a long and loud howl, but he restrained his urge.
It wasn’t for any other reason but because he was afraid of letting the cat out of the bag…
In his heart he thanked every person in the Gorge of Heroes.
When they had discovered he couldn’t sense his origin energy, they – a group of people who had been rejected by those of the continent – had done their best to teach him various types of “knowledge” so that he could divert his attention and not feel a sense of loss.
Of course, everyone reaped the consequences of doing so in the end…
All things considered, the Gorge of Heroes had tempered him into a jack-of-all-trades who could survive any environment!
Bai Xiaofei held the stamped form in his hand as he ran excitedly towards the registration point. He needed to retrieve the things belonging to him from there.
On the way, Huskie, who had been “lost” for a long time, finally found his master and excitedly made circles around Bai Xiaofei.
“Not bad, you did very well on your mission today. I’ll take you to have a feast when I’m free.” Bai Xiaofei held Huskie in his arms, and he was the first person to arrive at the registration point. The person in charge of the registration was a female senior possessing a decent appearance.
“Senior Sister, what’s wrong? Is there something wrong with my form?” Bai Xiaofei had originally been in the best of spirits, but then he saw the female senior frown. He instantly realized something was wrong.
“There isn’t a problem, but it’s a bit strange.” She glanced once more at the form and then revealed an expression of sudden understanding.
“Bai Xiaofei… AH! I understand now! Did you go see Vice Principal Luo?” The female senior’s gaze carried a trace of anticipation as she looked at Bai Xiaofei. She looked forward to her guess being correct.
“Yes, what about it?” Bei Xiaofei felt slightly perturbed.
“Then, it’s correct! No wonder you’re the first to come here, but have been sent to the Savage Class.” The female senior, feeling delighted with her intelligence, revealed a shallow smile. “Alright, these are your things. Here you go.”
After he received the items the female senior passed to him, he asked in a light voice, “Senior Sister, what is the Savage Class?”
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