Chapter 857: Defender, Mu Ningxue
Everyone knew how serious the injuries were when they had to treat the injured right at the scene.
Yue Tangxin had been jolted back to consciousness a few times by the incredible pain, but she quickly fainted every time. Even the boys could feel their hearts flinching as they watched her!
“You son of a bitch, how dare you hit her so heavily? Didn’t your teacher teach you not to overdo it in a duel!” a student snapped furiously, pointing at Sayed.
“None of you has the Undead Element. You couldn’t possibly understand how difficult it is to control the undead,” replied Sayed coldly.
“Aren’t you even going to apologize!?” Bai Dongwei rose to his feet with an utterly displeased expression.
“The challenger doesn’t need to bear any responsibility unless someone is killed or purposely placed under a curse in a duel. Injuries are inevitable in a fight! If she wasn’t prepared for this, she should quit the team and stay at school! Our teacher taught us to treat every fight seriously! Even if it’s only a duel, we should handle it as if we are going against a demon creature!” Sayed was not in a good mood after being accused by the crowd.
He never thought the girl from China’s National Training Hall would be so weak, not to mention she was only wearing some cheap armor.
If he had to apologize every time he hurt someone in a duel, the fights would be utterly meaningless. They would never understand how a real fight was, and yet they still had the guts to condemn him with their morals?
“I’m sorry, I didn’t come to enjoy some tea as a guest! You still have one candidate left. Just hurry up and send someone up. I promise that I’ll go easier on them. To be honest, I did not expect you to be this weak. I’ll be more careful in the next fight. Otherwise, you’re going to point and scream at me again. Such an unreasonable country!” Sayed had no intention of apologizing. His words were full of mockery.
Bai Dongwei’s face was twitching furiously. He glanced over at the students, trying to pick someone for the last fight. However, apart from Lu Yilin, who had already left to join the national team recently, the others would most likely end up the same way as Yue Tangxin.
“I’ll go, instructor!” Mu Nujiao slowly stepped forward.
She could not stand it any longer. There were more than a hundred students in the hall, yet they were greatly humiliated despite having the number advantage!
It was useless to be reasonable if they were weak!
“Even though you have the Plant Element too, you won’t stand a chance against him. You only have a few offensive moves, but his two undead are incredibly powerful. You can at most drag the fight on longer, but you have no chance of winning it.” Bai Dongwei was not stupid. He understood that Mu Nujiao did not want their National Training Hall to be humiliated further, yet her primary Element was Plant and her secondary Element was Wind. She basically had zero chance of winning!
“I’ll go then. Humph, even if I end up the same way as Yue Tangxin, I can’t let him act so full of himself in our place!” said Li Yijun firmly.
Bai Dongwei shook his head. Li Yijun was even weaker than Dongfang Lie. If Dongfang Lie had managed to secure an edge at the start of the fight, the Gray-Cloth Iron Mummy would not have been able to defeat him…
However, the Gray-Cloth Iron Mummy was far from the real threat. Their real problem was the Death Saber Mummy. Bai Dongwei could feel that the undead was extremely close to the strength of a Commander-level creature!
This Sayed might be full of himself, but there was no doubt that he was incredibly strong. Even the official members on the national team would have a hard time beating him. No wonder he had the confidence to challenge the National Training Hall on his own!
“But we can’t let him take the challenge stamp just like that. I won’t accept it!” said Li Yijun.
Not only were the defenders sullen, even the visiting students from the various institutes were clenching their teeth. They were in their own homeland, yet none of them had the guts to take on the challenge.
Bai Dongwei was almost never this infuriated, yet when he glanced around once again, he had no choice but to withhold his urges, since he was familiar with the capabilities of his students.
The outcome would still be the same. Being angry and wanting to protect their dignity was one thing, but sending someone up despite knowing there was no chance of winning was simply asking to be humiliated further!
“Forget it, we’ll give him the stamp,” Bai Dongwei made the decision after he almost broke his teeth from clenching them too hard.
“Instructor Bai, that’s not acceptable!”
“We’ve already lost too many stamps…” said Li Yijun.
“It is decided. Remember the lesson today. If any of you have the chance to join the national team and fight them in the World College Tournament, promise you’ll beat them into cripples. If you don’t, you will not come back and see me!” swore Bai Dongwei angrily.
The students lowered their heads. They had fought many challengers. Most of the challengers were courteous, and even when they lost the duels, everyone was peaceful about it. However, they had clearly felt the humiliation of being too weak. There were always people or countries who thought they were superior just because they were stronger, and this Sayed from Egypt was a typical example!
“Can I try?” a voice interrupted. It was clean and pleasant, without any hint of emotion.
Everyone was fully focused on Yue Tangxin and Bai Dongwei. None of them had noticed a stranger standing nearby for a while.
“You’re not a defender, what are you doing here…” began Bai Dongwei unpleasantly.
“You look familiar!” someone on the team blurted out.
“Mu Ningxue!” Mu Nujiao was the first to recognize the person. She was astonished.
“I think I heard the name before!”
“Damn! Mu Ningxue from the Imperial College? The strongest student of the Ice Element, Mu Ningxue?” some boys among the students from other institutes screamed from their seats.
Mu Ningxue was too easy to recognize. Long silver hair to the waist, and tender, snow-white skin… Most importantly, her beautiful face made everyone’s heart beat faster. Her appearance immediately solidified the blurry image most male students had of her.
Pretty face; attractive figure; an unapproachable, sacred, icy temperament that urged every man to stay away, but was able to awaken the deepest desires within them!
“Are…are you Mu Ningxue?” Li Yijun was stunned too.
Li Yijun was from Imperial College, too. It was not his first time hearing her name. Rumors said she was an icy goddess, yet when he actually met her in person, he realized that the girl was even icier and prettier than the rumors!
“Oh, I remember now, a student who left the national team would be here today. You must be the one…” Bai Dongwei realized.
“Mmm,” Mu Ningxue nodded before she said calmly, “If the challenge stamp is given out today, it means I’ve failed to defend the National Training Hall on my first day. I can’t accept that. Besides, this person has gone too far!”