Astral Pet Store - Chapter 137 - Standing out for Him
Chapter 137 Standing out for Him
Su Lingyue went to the lecture as well. She was there before she knew it even though she didn’t have a pet of the undead family.
She was disappointed and sorry that she didn’t see the Inferno Dragon. When they were leaving, she heard some students near her spread groundless gossip, which enraged her. She berated them, “What are you talking about? How is that any of your business if he has a dragon pet or not? Even if he didn’t have one, he would still be more powerful than you. Don’t speak evil words here!”
The students that were unhappy about Su Ping were surprised. When they saw that it was Su Lingyue, those students swallowed their resentment.
Su Lingyue to the first graders was Ye Hao to the third graders. She was the bully!
That being said, those students were ashamed to be scolded like this even though they knew how strong Su Lingyue was, and that they weren’t her opponent. One of the girls frowned and said, “That is the truth. Can we not speak of the truth?”
“You can but you’re not worthy enough to do so!” Su Lingyue glared at her coldly.
That girl was frightened by Su Lingyue’s presence. She ground her teeth in anger. “Su Lingyue, don’t think you can do whatever you want just because you’re the champion of grade one!”
“I do whatever I want? How dare you use those words? I will send you to the school clinic if I hear you gossiping again!” Su Lingyue’s voice was still chilly. “Never mind. Let’s go.”
“Don’t provoke her.”
The other students were afraid to say more. They dragged that girl away with them.
Su Lingyue looked away as they left. Still, she looked awful and felt frustrated.
Soon, she came back to her senses because her emotions had surprised her.
Why would she be so angry when people were talking about that mean guy?
This realization fueled her anger even more.
At the same time, at the office of academic studies.
Not long after Su Ping left, Luo Fengtian and the other students went to Dong Mingsong’s office with the old man, the middle-aged man, and the young, charming girl.
Dong Mingsong went to them with a big smile as his guests arrived. He asked the old man to sit down on the couch, then he poured him a cup of tea and said, “Why didn’t you let me know that you were coming? I should have greeted you at the entrance.”
Zhou Yunchan sat down and replied with a smile, “You don’t have to do that. We know the way.”
Dong Mingsong laughed and indulged in a bit of small talk.
Zhou Yunchan observed Dong Mingsong but failed to see anything out of place. He was wondering if Dong Mingsong was faking it or if he had no idea of what had happened by the gate.
Zhou Yunchan believed it was most likely the second explanation. After all, the incident had happened not long before and they had shown up unannounced. That young man was most likely attending a class and would probably not tell Dong Mingsong about that incident himself. As he thought this, Zhou Yunchan relaxed himself and said some words with underlying meaning to Dong Mingsong, “Dong, there’s so much I don’t know about you!”
Dong Mingsong was not expecting this. “What do you mean? We two are of similar strength, right?”
Zhou Yunchan made a bah sound and laughed. “Don’t think that I don’t know about your secrets.” “Secrets?” Dong Mingsong was surprised. Something changed on his face. He picked up his cup of tea and took a sip because suddenly, he felt his mouth was parched and his tongue scorched. “What secrets do I have?”
“Let’s see how many lies you can make up.” Zhou Yunchan sneered. “Our students met that person, just outside your gate.”
“Outside the gate?” Dong Mingsong changed his steady countenance for fear. Even the teacup trembled in his hand. “That person is
“What?” Zhou Yunchan was slightly stunned. He felt this conversation had made a strange turn, “Isn’t that person supposed to be here? Where else would that person go?”
Dong Mingsong glared at him.
How would that be normal?
How could that person come to school? If people were to find out…
Zhou Yunchan felt something was off in Dong Mingsong’s reaction. The former frowned. He stopped beating around the bush and said, “Answer me this. What’s his name? Which grade?”
“The name is Ye Hong…” Halfway through his sentence, Dong Mingsong noticed something didn’t add up. Which grade?
All of a sudden, he knew where he went wrong. He blushed a bit and cleared his throat. “What are you talking about? I misunderstood.”
“You sly fox. Quit pretending! Your words have already slipped out!” Zhou Yunchan was enraged. He slapped on the table. “Ye Hong is the name, right? Tell him to wait. How can he walk away after he beat up my students? This is outrageous. Is this how Phoenix Peak Academy treats its guests?”
Dong Mingsong knew Zhou Yunchan had misunderstood him. At the same time, Dong Mingsong was curious about what Zhou Yunchan was referring to. “What do you mean about him beating up your students and walking away?”
Dong Mingsong threw a glance at the students standing in a line in the office.
Those students, that middle-aged man, and the young and charming lady were still standing there. Dong Mingsong didn’t see anyone injured there.
Zhou Yunchan snorted, leaned against the sofa, and said, “Fengtian, tell Vice Principal Dong.”
Luo Fengtian wished not to retell the story again but since Zhou Yunchan had required him to do so, he had no other choice. Heaving a sigh to himself, Luo Fengtian gave another rendition of this ugly story.
Dong Mingsong appeared to be surprised after hearing Luo Fengtian. Startled, Dong Mingsong asked, “Did you say… Inferno Dragon?”
“Hmm, still pretending.” Zhou Yunchan sneered.
Luo Fengtian nodded.
Dong Mingsong felt this was strange. It was that punk?
Dong Mingsong curled his lips when he remembered how Su Ping left the office calmly as if nothing had happened.
It took Dong Mingsong great effort to invite those students there but they had been defeated by Su Ping at the gate.
Zhou Yunchan was fuming with anger. Dong Mingsong felt embarrassed. He was aware of Su Ping’s strength. He could kill an eight-rank Magical Corpse Beast. Beating up a few students was nothing for him.
Dong Mingsong was delighted to notice that, according to Luo Fengtian’s description, Su Ping’s Inferno Dragon had reached adulthood. Was that true?
The last time he saw the Inferno Dragon, it was still in its infancy.
Just as he had expected, the master training behind Su Ping was outstanding!
That being said, for the Inferno Dragon to grow from infancy to adulthood within such a short time was too quick. Even top-level master trainers wouldn’t have achieved this unless they forced the pet to grow.
Such actions could enhance the pets’ abilities quickly but in the long term, that would be more harmful than beneficial.
While feeling sorry for the Inferno Dragon, Dong Mingsong was asking himself, Why would Su Ping accelerate the growth of his Inferno Dragon?
Could it be that, while he claimed he was not going to participate in the Elite League, he would sign up secretly?
This thought made Dong Mingsong happy again.
Zhou Yunchan and Luo Fengtian and the other students were staring at Dong Mingsong, hoping to get information about this person out of him.
What confused them was the changes in Dong Mingsong’s expressions after he heard Luo Fengtian’s story. Sometimes, Dong Mingsong would frown while deep in thought, the next moment he would appear to be sorry but right after, he would be all smiles. This diversified variety of expressions freaked them out.
“What are you thinking about?” Zhou Yunchan was angry. He was afraid that this old fox was up to no good.
Dong Mingsong came back to his senses. He realized he had forgotten himself. “I am sorry. Something came to my mind and I lost myself in thought. Well, I know who you’re talking about. He is not Ye Hong. Yes, this is the point. He is not named Ye Hong!”
“What?” Zhou Yunchan frowned.
“His name is Su Ping,” Dong Mingsong answered with a laugh, “Actually, he is not of our academy. To be more specific, he’s not our student, but an advanced teacher we invited. I know he has an Inferno Dragon. So, you’re probably talking about him.” “Su Ping?” Zhou Yunchan, Luo Fengtian, Dai Yan, and everyone else committed this name to their memories to replace the name Ye Hong
“His name is Su Ping?” Luo Fengtian’s eyes flickered. He would never forget this name.
The middle-aged man who was standing right behind the couch Zhou Yunchan sat on suddenly asked Dong Mingsong with a sullen look, “Vice Principal, did you say he’s a teacher?”
Dong Mingsong was surprised by this question. He looked at this man and said, “You must be Director Fei Yanbo. I’ve heard so much about you. Nice to meet you.”
Fei Yanbo replied to this greeting but shifted back to his question, “Vice Principal Dong, you did say this person is a teacher, right?”
“Yes.” Dong Mingsong nodded.
“We could let it go if he were a student. We could admit we were inferior. But as a teacher, how can he bully students? This is not right!” Fei Yanbo stated.
Dong Mingsong understood what Fei Yanbo was referring to at once. “Director Fei, all this is a big misunderstanding. Besides, your students were the ones in his way. You started it.”
Fei Yanbo looked awful. That was the truth. They were the ones in Su Ping’s way. However, wasn’t Su Ping too violent? He did not only beat up Dai Yan, who stirred up this trouble, he had also seriously wounded Xiong Lei’s Clawed Golden Bear. How could Xiong Lei participate in the match?
Zhou Yunchan knitted his eyebrows together. “Dong, you cannot put it this way. Our students were just making inquiries and he hurt us without a reason. That is too violent!”
“It isn’t proper for you to have a teacher like this to teach your students. Besides, he was the one that attacked us first and fighting was wrong in itself. You must solve this matter. I do not ask for more. A face-to-face apology should be okay. I am not asking for too much.”