𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫
With all her strength, Jiang Chu grabbed the arms of Liu Lu and Yuan Fang, who were deep in conversation and not paying attention to their surroundings. Before they even realized what was happening, Jiang Chu yanked them back abruptly!
Because she pulled them back so forcefully, all three of them fell backwards and tumbled over.
“Ah, that hurts…”
“Hiss…” Jiang Chu also gasped.
“Jiang Chu, what are you doing? My back almost broke,” Liu Lu complained.
“My God, what’s wrong with that carriage? It almost hit people!”
“That was close. It almost crashed into all three of them.”
“Good thing that girl reacted quickly, otherwise it would have been a severe injury.”
Passersby who witnessed the scene couldn’t help but comment on their good luck.
Only then did Liu Lu and Yuan Fang realize what had happened, quickly pushing themselves off the ground to sit up.
By this point, the carriage had already sped away, leaving them staring at its retreating rear.
Yuan Fang was drenched in cold sweat. “Did we almost get hit by that?”
“I didn’t even see it coming. . . . . .Jiang Chu, thanks to your quick reflexes, you saved our lives!” Liu Lu patted her chest.
“Now I get it. So this is what Zhong Huai meant when he said I’d get hurt. It wasn’t a fight; it was almost getting hit by a carriage,” Yuan Fang said, her face pale but filled with relief and lingering fear. “If it did hit me, I don’t know if I’d die, but I’d definitely be severely injured.”
Jiang Chu didn’t have time to respond; she looked above their heads—
【Name: Yuan Fang】
【Near-Future Fortune: Focused study of divination, will discover an ancient book in the academy’s library seven days later, leading to improved skills】
. . . . . .
【Name: Liu Lu】
【Near-Future Fortune: Will find 5 crystals outside home in seven days】
“Phew. . . . . .”
Jiang Chu sighed in relief.
They had perfectly avoided this disaster.
But that fortune for Yuan Fang. . . . . .
Jiang Chu pushed herself up off the ground, wishing she could massage her sore rear if they weren’t in public. It really hurt.
“Thank you, Jiang Chu. If it weren’t for you, we could’ve been in big trouble,” Yuan Fang was full of gratitude.
Fortunately, Jiang Chu had offered to walk them out, and thankfully she had noticed the oncoming carriage in time to pull Liu Lu and herself out of harm’s way. They were too engrossed in conversation to have avoided it otherwise.
“I’m relieved you’re both okay, but I need to go back to class at the academy,” Jiang Chu looked at them.
“I’ll go back too. Now that the danger is gone, there’s no need for me to leave,” Yuan Fang clenched her fists. “I’ve decided to focus on mastering divination, aiming to be like Zhong Huai. . . . . .or even just 30% as capable as him. That way, maybe I can save myself when it matters!”
Jiang Chu’s expression was somewhat complex.
So that’s how Yuan Fang got her Near-Future Fortune.
So, did she turn misfortune into a blessing?
“Even if we work hard, with our level of spiritual sense, we can’t even reach 30% of Zhong Huai,” Liu Lu said dejectedly.
“Even a 10% improvement is beneficial. Since we’ve chosen this path, we have to go on, or it’s too late to switch careers,” Yuan Fang shook her head. “My aptitude for martial arts is poor; becoming a Divination Master is my best option. Perhaps we can triumph over destiny?”
Liu Lu smiled but said nothing.
She seemed somewhat skeptical.
Perhaps this notion of ‘man conquering fate’ might work for other professions, but for Divination Masters? Forget it.
Their limited spiritual sense was a bottleneck; no amount of effort could improve their natural talents. Whatever they could become was already predestined.
Striving against fate was simply a dream.
Seeing Liu Lu’s expression, Yuan Fang didn’t say anything more, aware that Liu Lu had a fiancé from a decent family. So, even without much effort, Liu Lu would have a good future ahead.
Unlike oneself, there’s no one reliable, so one can only strive on their own efforts.
Jiang Chu smiled and patted Yuan Fang on the shoulder upon hearing his words, “You’re absolutely right, never give up hope, no matter the circumstance.”
Yuan Fang nodded vigorously.
With just that sentence, she already considered Jiang Chu a comrade.
“Let’s go. I’ll go back to class at the academy with you,” Liu Lu added.
The three of them turned around and headed back to the academy.
After some commotion, they discovered that four or five more students had arrived by the time they returned to the classroom.
Jiang Chu also noticed Deng Ying among the newcomers.
She was a girl with a plain and plump appearance, but her face seemed inherently friendly, as if she were always smiling even when silent.
Jiang Chu had already heard on the way that Deng Ying’s spiritual sense was even higher than Zhong Huai’s, reaching 74.
In Jiang Chu’s view, both Deng Ying’s 74 and Zhong Huai’s 72 were just above average, still a bit away from being considered genius. However, compared to the others in the Divination College, who had spiritual senses below 40, these two were indeed exceptional.
Deng Ying was talking to Zhong Huai, pointing at some divination sticks, clearly discussing matters related to divination.
As the only two geniuses, they had similar abilities and many common topics. Therefore, they often discussed with each other when the teacher was unreliable, naturally becoming closer to each other than others.
Yuan Fang caught sight of this and felt a twinge of envy, but then she mockingly smiled at herself.
“Zhong Huai, thank you for earlier.”
Adjusting her expression to display a smile as she approached Zhong Huai.
Zhong Huai seemed puzzled upon seeing her, even more so upon seeing Liu Lu. “Weren’t you. . . . . .”
“We nearly got hit by a speeding carriage as we stepped outside. Thankfully, Jiang Chu pulled us back in time, otherwise, we would’ve gotten injured just like you predicted,” Yuan Fang said, still a bit shaken from the experience. “Thanks to your divination, Jiang Chu was with us and I’m still in one piece.”
“I see… well, that’s fortunate,” Zhong Huai also broke into a rare smile.
For Zhong Huai, who was fascinated by divination, not only did he enjoy the feeling of having a foresight advantage, but he also valued the aspect of using divination for avoiding disasters and ensuring safety.
This was not something every profession could achieve.
So even though he also had some talent in martial arts, he still resolutely chose the path of divination and continued to explore it without ever considering giving it up, despite its unpopularity and the scorn from others.
Whenever someone he had divined for gave him positive feedback, it made Zhong Huai extremely happy.
(End of Chapter)