As she sensed the atmosphere becoming odder, Xue Ying, whose face was growing warmer by the minute, restrained her thoughts and casually made an excuse about wanting to go see the principal. She then left the classroom as if she was fleeing.
Lin Li’s face looked aggrieved, and after Xue Ying left, she slowly walked over to Bai Xiaofei’s side. She wasn’t quite bright, but she still had the instincts of a woman.
“You and Big Sister Xue—” Lin Li hadn’t finished speaking when Bai Xiaofei stretched out his hand and started to lightly rub Lin Li’s head.
“Silly girl, no matter what happens between me and Big Sister Xue, you’ll always be my Little Li, and I’ll protect you no matter who bullies you.” Raising his brows, Bai Xiaofei consoled her with a light voice. He didn’t know if other girls were easy to appease, but Lin Li had no ability to resist him…
“Mmm…” She groaned lightly, and the aggrieved expression on her face instantly transformed into joy. That was the best part about being simple: it was easy to achieve satisfaction!
“Sorry for disturbing your lover’s talk, but shouldn’t you come out now?” Qin Lingyan’s voice didn’t carry the slightest shred of good intentions as it sounded out from outside the door.
Bai Xiaofei saw some familiar and unfamiliar faces when he looked towards the source of the voice: Qin Lingyan, Bai Ye, He Meng, and two second-year seniors from the Sword of Assault who he hadn’t met before.
Added together, there were an entire four seniors from the Sword of Assault specializing in close-ranged combat, and He Meng was an Assassin Stream student from the Blade of Concealment. In other words, there was little possibility that the four people Qin Lingyan had brought could cooperate because they shared similar combat styles.
Similar to the second generation puppet masters, being mostly of the same stream had caused them to lose some degree of flexibility but had also pushed their focus to the extremities. In this case, Qin Lingyan’s group of five had extreme destructive force.
“It’s fine, it’s fine. Both of us have all the time. But we have to accompany Senior Sister Lingyan.” Bai Xiaofei didn’t reveal the slightest discomfort as he spoke, and he was utterly not deterred by the five Master Rank puppet masters. As for Lin Li, if she were allowed to make a move now, she wouldn’t dare say she could take on five, but two should definitely be easy.
No one, however, had expected that He Meng, who was standing at the back, couldn’t maintain his composure upon seeing Bai Xiaofei. A violet light flashed, and he arrived in front of Bai Xiaofei, clenching his throat.
He said, “Kid, is your Devourer Worm still well?!”
Lin Li intended to make a move the instant He Meng came over, but Bai Xiaofei restrained her.
He Meng’s reaction had explained everything: he had figured out what had happened with the Devourer Worm that day…
Bai Xiaofei completely disregarded He Meng and stared fixedly at Qin Lingyan with a flushed face. He spat out a few words with great difficulty. “Senior Sister…Lingyan. Is this your…guarantee?”
“Senior, we’ll have plenty of chances later.” Qin Lingyan’s voice was neither arrogant nor humble because even though He Meng was a third-year student, a Master Rank puppet master wasn’t worthy for her to flatter.
He Meng grunted coldly as he put Bai Xiaofei down unwillingly, and a trace of gloominess flashed within his eyes.
“Where’s the venue? You better not waste time.” Qin Lingyan’s icy cold voice sounded out. She was slightly impatient because she felt more uncomfortable the longer she was with Bai Xiaofei, as if it was the side effect of being schemed against…
“The Infinite Mountain Range!”
As soon as the words were spoken, Qin Lingyan and the others were stunned.
“Senior Sister Lingyan, you wouldn’t be intending to go back on your word, right? It was you who allowed me to choose the venue at noon. Moreover, my classmates are already waiting there, so do you want to change your mind now? Or do all of you not dare to go there?”
It was an extremely obvious method of goading them into action, but Qin Lingyan and the others couldn’t refuse.
“How dangerous could the place be if you’re going there? Don’t dream that you’ll have a chance if you make all of us fall into a dangerous situation, because ants will always be ants!” The person who spoke this time was a second-year senior behind Qin Lingyan. The rage on his face wasn’t the slightest bit inferior to He Meng’s, and it seemed as if Bai Xiaofei had destroyed his clan’s ancestral grave…
“I’m relieved that senior spoke like this. Let’s set out.” As he spoke, Bai Xiaofei held Lin Li’s hand and walked towards the entrance where Qin Lingyan and the others stood. It was at this moment that the five of them finally noticed Lin Li, who had been hiding behind Bai Xiaofei’s back, and all of them were stunned at the same time.
“Senior, you don’t mind moving aside, right?” As Bai Xiaofei spoke, Bai Ye and another senior mumbled in reply before moving aside mechanically. During the entire process, their gazes hadn’t left Lin Li for a moment, and it was even to the extent their eyes hadn’t blinked!
“Alas, such pitiable people. How many lifetimes have they not seen a beauty for?” Bai Xiaofei muttered but had forgotten what sort of state he was in the day he had met Lin Li for the first time, and that saliva…
When Qin Lingyan and the others recovered from their shock, Bai Xiaofei and Lin Li had already walked off, and the five of them hurriedly chased after Bai Xiaofei. At the same time, all of them chose to keep silent and not mention their loss of composure. But Lin Li’s face had been imprinted deeply within their minds. Even Qin Lingyan was no exception!
After they approached the academy entrance, Bai Xiaofei took out the exit permit that Lei Shan had given to Xue Ying, which would expire in another day. He then led all of them to officially step foot into the Infinite Mountain Range!
Once they left the academy, Bai Xiaofei and Lin Li seemed as if they’d returned home, and they dashed madly all the way to their destination. Their uniform speed caused them to seem as if they’d installed odometers on themselves.
It was also at this moment that the five of them frowned at the same time and realized that Bai Xiaofei had come prepared.
They stopped only at frowning because as far as they were concerned, no matter how much Bai Xiaofei had prepared, it was impossible to fill up the chasm between their strengths.
However, such thoughts gradually dispersed as Bai Xiaofei ceaselessly travelled deeper into the Infinite Mountain Range, their thoughts replaced by a trace of instinctive panic.
No one was as abnormal as the Savage Class and would stay an entire month in the Infinite Mountain Range. Even students of Starnet Academy did not know more about the Infinite Mountain Range than the other people of the continent – this place was a restricted area, and entering it meant one was in a dangerous environment!
But fortunately, Bai Xiaofei didn’t indefinitely move deeper, and he stopped when the five of them were on the verge of being unable to restrain themselves from asking him to stop.
The place they’d stopped was a rare empty ground in the forest beside a small gurgling river. The slightly elevated hills surrounding them obstructed and prevented one from seeing outside the clearing.
Mo Ka and the others were all standing by the river and waiting, whereas Huskie ran over excitedly when he saw Bai Xiaofei. He barked twice, the intention to seek credit written all over his face.
But it was impossible for Qin Lingyan and the others to understand what Huskie was telling Bai Xiaofei.
“Don’t worry, there’ll be no lack of reward for you once we return.” Bai Xiaofei grinned as he put Huskie down and turned around to look at Qin Lingyan’s group of five. At this moment, these seniors had completely lost the arrogant confidence they had at the beginning.
They didn’t see any nervousness on the faces of any of the members of the Savage Class, and the Infinite Mountain Range seemed to be the Savage Class’s territory.
“There are a total of sixteen of us. Senior Sister Lingyan, we can begin now if you have no objections!” As soon as Bai Xiaofei finished speaking, everyone behind him took a step forward in unison. Heroic spirits rose abruptly from them!
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