𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬
“The rooms here can all be occupied, and the keys to the vacant ones are on the doors; you can live in whichever one you like,” Yuan Tu said, pointing as he spoke.
“If you want to read, go to the library of the college. You can enter during the day. If you need anything, come find me; I live there.”
Looking at everything along the road and listening to Yuan Tu’s words, Jiang Chu felt something was a little off.
“Don’t we. . . . . .go to class? Where is the school located, and what is the class schedule? Are you the teacher?” she asked.
“Divination doesn’t have much to teach. With your spiritual sense, even after three or five years of study, you might find it hard to grasp anything. A master can only guide you to the door; cultivation is up to the individual. I came this way myself once. . . . . .”
Yuan Tu sighed, and as he spoke, he didn’t know what came to his mind, but he gave a self-mocking smile.
Jiang Chu was left puzzled.
What is this all about?
Is this what is meant by ‘the master leads you to the door, cultivation is up to the individual’?
Half the day had passed, and there wasn’t even a first class!
“What if I have questions?” she asked. “Can’t I find you?”
“You can come to me with questions, but I suggest you first try to solve them by reading. If you still don’t understand after reading all the books, then come find me.”
“. . . . . .By the time I finish reading all the books in the library, I might have already left the college,” she said, speechless for a moment.
She had been mentally prepared that the Divination College might be unreliable, but now she realized it was more than that.
This wasn’t Divination College; it was more like an inn!
“What about my classmates? How many students are in the Divination College?” she asked again.
“They? Some are outside telling fortunes, some are at home not attending class, some are sleeping in their rooms. Including you, there are. . . . . .27 students in total.”
Jiang Chu took a deep breath.
“If you really want to attend a class, there will be a centralized teaching session once a month. The next one is in a week,” Yuan Tu thought and said.
“So, I’ll be able to see my classmates in a week?” Jiang Chu asked.
She wanted to see the level of these students.
Even if divination was in decline, there would always be some talented people. They had no better place to study, so perhaps among the remaining 26 students, there were some geniuses.
“Everyone usually comes on that day, so that’s the only time you can meet them. Otherwise, like now, there may be fewer than 5 people in the Divination College,” Yuan Tu said, looking around.
“So, I can go home first and come back for class in a week?” Jiang Chu tentatively asked.
“You can, it’s up to you. Whether you come or not in a week is fine, but you must attend the exchange meeting in three months,” Yuan Tu said.
“What exchange meeting?”
“It’s the annual divination exchange in Qingzhou. Since our Divination College hasn’t been canceled, all existing students must attend to show face. Otherwise, what would it look like if it’s sparse?” He said, “Alright, do as you wish; I’m leaving.”
𝐓𝐋: “𝐐𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐳𝐡𝐨𝐮” 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐯𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬. 𝐈’𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬.
Yuan Tu yawned, waved his hand, and left.
Everything was completely different from what she had thought.
Jiang Chu stood in place with a grim expression.
Divination was her belief, the direction she had strived for in her previous life, even dying for it.
People who didn’t study divination could look down on it, and that was fine. But what Jiang Chu couldn’t accept was Yuan Tu’s attitude as a Divination Master and a teacher. . . . . .
It wasn’t just his problem but a problem with the college, or even the profession itself.
Walking in this world seemed fraught with difficulty.
Shaking her head, Jiang Chu sighed and walked out.
Since there were no classes, and the students were not around, she didn’t want to stay in this broken Divination College; better to go home and practice comfortably.
She would come back in a week to see how things were.
As she was walking out with her head down, she suddenly heard a gentle voice calling her.
Jiang Chu slowly looked up and saw Qi Shao standing in front, smiling at her.
“Chu Chu, seeing you today, I realize you’ve changed a lot, even the way you talk to me. . . . . .” Qi Shao looked a bit sad and worried, “Are you blaming me?”
“I’m not blaming you, should I also thank you? There’s no one here, so stop pretending; we know each other inside and out. Who are you pretending for?”
Jiang Chu was in a bad mood and had no intention of speaking nicely to him, “I’ve lost all my martial arts skills now thanks to you, what’s wrong, do you still want to use your handsome man scheme endlessly?”
Qi Shao’s smile froze on his face, and his complexion became very ugly for a moment.
Why did the original owner suddenly switch martial arts techniques?
All of this had to do with Qi Shao.
Qi Shao was the male god of Yuxiao Academy, handsome and gentle, strong and smart, and he knew how to speak. He would often break people’s defenses with a few words, making them like him.
The original host’s relationship with him had always been somewhat ambiguous. This ambiguity was not what the original owner wanted; she wanted a clear relationship. But Qi Shao, being at a higher level, always dangled her along, saying that he had her in his heart but that improving his strength was the most important thing now, and he had no energy to consider anything else.
The original host was simple-minded, and he deceived her into a stupor. In her simple understanding, this was Qi Shao’s way of expressing his love for her, just that it was inappropriate to reveal their relationship in the academy, so they did not publicize it.
The original owner was an upright person. Although she did not like this ambiguity, she agreed out of respect and love for him.
They maintained this relationship for about three or four months. A month ago, Qi Shao suddenly said that his family wanted to arrange a marriage alliance for him, and the girl was an unparalleled genius, only 17 years old and already a four-star martial artist!
Even the original owner, with her talents, was only a three-star. The further one progresses in martial arts, the slower it becomes, and compared to the many one-star and two-star students in the academy, her three-star was already very strong.
But that woman was a four-star, even if she was a year older than the original host, this talent was still incredibly good.
Qi Shao created a sense of crisis for the original host. When she frantically asked him to make their relationship public, he said that the original host’s strength was not as good as the girl’s, and even if he told his family, they would not agree to their relationship unless Jiang Chu quickly improved to four stars, then the family would surely agree to them both.
Then, with some coaxing, he gave the original owner a martial arts technique, saying that her talent would not be inferior to the girl’s. She was only stronger because of her technique, and this technique Qi Shao had somehow obtained, and if Jiang Chu changed her practice, she would definitely break through quickly!
“The uniqueness of this technique is that after switching, you don’t have to start from scratch, but will retain the strength from before the switch, Chu Chu, think about whether you want to try it or not, if it’s not good, you can still switch back.”
So, the original host tried, and was thus ruined.
(End of Chapter)