Chapter 42 Balance Or Extreme?

“The third generation is the balanced generation!” Lei Shan deepened his voice as he finally spoke what Bai Xiaofei anticipated, and he almost caused Bai Xiaofei to be stunned.

“Balanced?”

“Right, balanced. Under the circumstances of ensuring that the ability of the first puppet is perfectly brought out, the remaining choice of puppets were those that were capable of allowing one to deal with various enemies and situations in battle so as to perfect one’s own survivability.

“The choices of the balanced generation are different from the mixed choices of the first generation and simultaneously carries a terrifying limiting effect towards the extreme second generation. It’s the method that most people choose now.

“Moreover, it’s not a problem for a normal puppet master to grow to the Master Rank, and the limit of the Master Rank is to possess five puppets. These five puppets are enough to supplement each other and allow you to become an outstanding puppet master.” Lei Shan’s attitude was extremely obvious as he spoke. He wanted Bai Xiaofei to choose this path and not the extreme path Bai Xiaofei originally planned to take.

Bai Xiaofei fell into deep thought for a while because it was the first time that his resolution was shaken.

“I want to know why everyone doesn’t look favorably upon the Illusion Stream.” After staying silent for a long time, Bai Xiaofei squeezed out a question, and it was a question he was unable to wrap his head around no matter how he racked his brains.

On the other hand, as soon as he finished speaking, everyone besides Lin Li revealed an expression that said “you’re too young”, and it was even to the extent that even Xu Chen was no exception.

“I think your fellow student can answer your question.” Lei Shan looked at Xu Chen as he spoke, causing Xu Chen to be slightly stunned. A trace of panic from being paid attention to appear on her valiant face.

“Be-because…” Xu Chen was unable to calm herself after Lei Shan suddenly pointed her out. This continued until Xue Ying lightly placed her hand on Xu Chen’s shoulder.

“Don’t panic, take it slow.” Xue Ying revealed a warm smile and successfully calmed Xu Chen down.

“Because the effect of the Illusion Stream weakens in the later stages. Normal illusions mostly affect the mind of puppet masters, but the solidification of the soul is something every puppet master must learn. So along with their increase in strength, the mind of a puppet master becomes increasingly stable and solid, so it would be extremely difficult for the Illusion Stream to affect those of the same rank.”

As soon as she finished speaking, all three of the seniors in the room nodded and displayed their agreement. Even though this was the Savage Class, students of the class still possessed such basic knowledge.

Of course, Bai Xiaofei was an exception…

“I should give up just because it might be weakened?” Bai Xiaofei revealed a surprised expression, as he had originally thought it would be an extraordinary reason.

“Isn’t this enough? Could it be that you want to die?” Feng Guangshi interjected. His exaggerated voice carried a trace of warning.

“If it’s merely this reason, then I won’t give up on the Illusion Stream. According to what all of you have said, there are very few people in the Illusion Stream now, right? If the resolution of I, who have always liked the Illusion Stream, is shaken, then wouldn’t there be no one in the Illusion Stream in the future?”

As soon as these words were spoken, Lei Shan revealed a shocked expression.

He had heard these words before, and they had even been spoken from someone fairly close to him. But it hadn’t ended well for that person…

“It’s good to have ideals. But, Little Fellow, you can’t waste your advantage! Mimicry Stream puppets are rare to come by in a hundred years. Do you know how many people will fight for you once you walk out of Starnet Academy?” Lei Shan was worked up. Perhaps it was because Bai Xiaofei was very similar to a person he knew well, and he didn’t want Bai Xiaofei to walk down her path; or perhaps it was really like he had said, and he didn’t want a seedling that might become a legend to take the wrong path…

“Grandpa, you’re overthinking things. I, Bai Xiaofei, have never thought of relying on anyone, and I won’t become a blade in the hands of another. I only want freedom, and I won’t do a single thing that won’t allow me this freedom.” Bai Xiaofei’s attitude was exceptionally firm, and he vividly displayed his persistence of over ten years.

But as far as Lei Shan was concerned, this persistence was only immaturity from having not experienced enough…

“Kid, you—” Fei Guangshi stretched and pointed his finger at Bai Xiaofei, but before he could flare up, Lei Shan directly drove him back with a single glance.

“Little Fellow, don’t get agitated.” When Lei Shan noticed that normal methods were unable to convince Bai Xiaofei, Lei Shan’s tone instantly flipped around as he changed to a different tactic. “After all, you only have a single puppet now, and there’s still a very long time, so you might change your mind when the time comes. If you have anything you don’t understand during this period or perhaps have some new thoughts, you can come look for me at any time. My door is always open to you.”

The battle was concluded with a single sentence. Both Fei Guangshi and Xue Ying were deeply aware of the weight of these words, and Fei Guangshi, who had wanted to teach Bai Xiaofei a lesson, instantly became slightly dejected.

“Thank you, Grandpa. Mmm…Grandpa sounds better, Grandpa Lei sounds too girly.” Bai Xiaofei chuckled, and he finally revealed his true nature with these words.

“HAHA! As long as you like it. I’m tired of listening to all those various methods of address, and being called grandpa is rather comfortable.”

It was the most difficult to find someone who shared the same rotten tastes in life, even more so with a big boss…

“Grandpa, are we considered to be friends now?” Bai Xiaofei raised his brows at Lei Shan as he spoke a sentence that almost caused everyone else to be choked to death on the spot. Xue Ying even stared with eyes wide open at Bai Xiaofei, and her expression seemed as if she wanted to strangle him to death.

Even Lei Shan himself was slightly stunned, but after being stunned for half a second, Lei Shan suddenly started roaring with laughter as he replied to him. Bai Xiaofei rolled up his sleeves and once more narrated his “heroic deeds”. Lei Shan sat there, and he roared with laughter from time to time and clapped his hands joyfully for Bai Xiaofei’s resourcefulness.

“I can help you deal with this matter. But I’m unable to influence the Bounty Ranking that you speak of. What I can do is help you change the method. What do you think?” After pondering for a moment, Lei Shan looked at Bai Xiaofei with a slightly unpredictable smile. He gave Bai Xiaofei uncertainty and hope at the same time.

“Of course. At any rate, it’s much better than being beaten up.”

Bai Xiaofei was easily contented, and it came from Bai Xiaofei’s own confidence in himself and his light-hearted nature.

“Aren’t you going to ask me what method it is?” Lei Shan originally intended to keep Bai Xiaofei in suspense, but Lei Shan had instead thrown himself into the trap.

“What is there to ask? I believe Grandpa’s method is the most suitable. After all, you’re already so old, and if you were unable to think of a good method, you would be unworthy of that white hair covering your head.” Bai Xiaofei’s words were shocking to the extreme, and with his nature released, he seemed as if he didn’t know fear.

“Haha!! Alright, I’ll wait and see. You better not disappoint me when the time comes!

“Stinking kid, hmm…it feels better to call you this. Just be frank. You don’t have to beat around the bush because I’ve experienced little tricks like yours on numerous occasions.” Lei Shan returned words similar to what Bai Xiaofei had said to him earlier, and his attitude clearly displayed everything.

“Grandpa, since you say so, I’ll be frank.”

   

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