Let Me Game in Peace - Chapter 12

Published at 20th of February 2020 10:39:05 PM

Chapter 12

“Why?” Zhou Wen stared into Fang Ruoxi’s eyes and asked .

Fang Ruoxi’s gaze dodged his, unwilling for their eyes to meet . She shook her head slightly and said, “Don’t ask . In short, it’s my fault . ”

Zhou Wen smiled and reached out to press onto Fang Ruoxi’s head . He ruffled her hair and said, “I should be the one apologizing . Someone is out to get me; thus putting you, Tian Xiangdong, and Li Zhi in a difficult position . Now that there’s still time, get another teammate . Make sure to do well, or I’ll feel uneasy . Also, help me apologize to Tian Xiangdong and Li Zhi . ”

Fang Ruoxi stared at Zhou Wen blankly . Her face wore a complicated expression . It was a lost, guilty, confused look with a hint of abnormality .

“Alright, move along . I need to work hard as well . ” Zhou Wen retracted his palm as he left with a smile .

Fang Ruoxi stood there watching his back and after he had walked quite a distance away, she said with her body trembling, “Zhou Wen, I’ve no idea who you offended, but that person wields great power . You have to be careful . ”

Zhou Wen didn’t say a word . All he did was turn his head and smile at her before briskly walking away .

Zhou Wen knew that he didn’t have much time left . Li Zhi’s family was ordinary, but Tian Xiangdong belonged to one of the most powerful families in Guide City . Furthermore, Fang Ruoxi’s family was even better . Rumor had it that her father was a high official in the city and someone with plenty of power .

Someone who had the ability to influence; all three must wield extraordinary power .

Zhou Wen couldn’t figure out who he could have offended, but connecting it to An Jing’s transferring to fight him had clues left behind .

Coming to a spot devoid of anyone else, Zhou Wen took out his phone, thinking of asking his father if he had offended anyone .

However, there was only the voice message that the phone was not in service . He didn’t know what Zhou Lingfeng was up to for him to not even switch on his phone in the day .

After hanging up, Zhou Wen contemplated his subsequent plans .

The most important goal now is to find three students who are willing to join me in the combat test .  Zhou Wen frowned in thought .

The combat test was different from the other subjects in the college entrance exam . As it was held in the dimensional zone and although humans had already obtained control over the dimensional zones, reducing the dangers involved, there were still a number of casualties from the yearly test . Therefore, the combat test needed to be voluntary and the team formed freely .

Zhou Wen didn’t know what method of testing the League government would choose for the test . Every year, the result of casualties would result in a massive debate, but the combat test still continued every year . There weren’t any signs of the League changing the situation .

Zhou Wen didn’t mind danger . With his present strength, even if he were to join the combat test alone, he was still bound to receive stellar results .

However, it was a rule by the League government . It required four students from the same school to participate . Therefore, before the application deadline, he needed to find three students who were willing to form a team with him .

I’m still a few days away from the college entrance exam . The students who are willing to take the combat test probably already have their own teams . How am I to find people to form a team? Zhou Wen was rather vexed .

In the beginning, all he wanted was to apply to a reputable school and find a stable job . Then, he could game in peace, but someone didn’t seem willing to give him his peace . They were bent on messing things up .

“Zhou Wen, follow me . ” Just as Zhou Wen reached the classroom, Yu Qiubai called out to him .

He had a nasty expression as he took Zhou Wen back to his office . After closing the door, he looked at him and with a grave expression, asked, “Zhou Wen, do you know Overseer An?”

“Who is he?” Zhou Wen asked blankly .

“Overseer An is an honorific title that also includes his rank . His real name is An Tianzuo . Do you really not know him?” Yu Qiubai asked Zhou Wen again with glaring eyes .

“No . ” Zhou Wen shook his head firmly .

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Noticing that Zhou Wen didn’t seem to be hiding anything, Yu Qiubai revealed a look of puzzlement . “That’s strange . If you do not know Overseer An, why did he criticize a high schooler like you when he came to inspect Guide City?”

“What kind of background does An Tianzuo have?” Zhou Wen got a rough idea about the reason Fang Rouxi and the rest had quit the team . It was likely to do with An Tianzuo .

Yu Qiubai wore a bitter smile . “I’m only a teacher . I have no chance of coming close to a figure like that . I’ve only heard the principal mention a person like that . Earth’s League is split into four districts—north, south, east, and west, and Guide City is just a tiny city in East District . Although Overseer An Tianzuo is young, he comes from an illustrious family . In his twenties, he enjoys a high rank and is a high official in the East District’s military . He wields plenty of power and is an impressive figure . ”

“Sir, are you implying that An Tianzuo is targeting me?” Zhou Wen asked with a frown .

“Perhaps not, but he said one sentence criticizing you . However, the people who were trying to be cozy with him are free to think and do many things,” Yu Qiubai said helplessly .

“As a high official, doesn’t he know that a mere sentence is enough to destroy the future of a high schooler?” Zhou Wen said coldly . “Could this Overseer An be related to An Jing?”

“From the looks of it, probably . As for what the exact relationship is, I’ve no idea either . ” Yu Qiubai thought for a moment and said, “We can figure this out later . It’s imperative we find you a team to participate in the combat test . The day after tomorrow is the deadline . We don’t have time to spare . ”

Zhou Wen said helplessly, “At this point in time, the students who are willing to take the combat test already have their teams . How am I to find others? Besides, even if I found one, can’t the dismantling of my team happen a second time?”

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“Therefore, the teammates you will be finding this time must not be ordinary students . ” Yu Qiubai appeared to already have a plan .

“Not ordinary students?” Zhou Wen was slightly taken aback, confused as to what Yu Qiubai was getting at .

Yu Qiubai pondered for a moment and said, “The combat test requires four students to freely form a team . This rule has a huge loophole, but the League has insisted on keeping it without changing it for decades . Under such rules, many students who aren’t too strong but have extremely powerful teammates have obtained results that don’t match their ability . ”

After a pause, Yu Qiubai continued, “Our school has a student named Li Xuan . If you are willing to form a team with him, and as long as he’s willing, I doubt anyone will make it difficult for you . However, you have to ensure that he receives good results in exchange . Furthermore, he needs to be the one doing the best on the team . ”

“Are you telling me I’ll be carrying Li Xuan?” Zhou Wen wasn’t a fool, so he naturally understood what Yu Qiubai was getting at .

“Under normal circumstances, you naturally wouldn’t have to do so . But in the present circumstances, although you won’t get first in the team, you will still receive quite remarkable results . You just won’t be first . This will be much better than not being able to participate at all . ”

Zhou Wen wasn’t a stubborn person . Without any hesitation, he said, “Sir, I’ll be troubling you to help me then . However, does our school really have a student named Li Xuan?”

If Guide High School really had a student with such a striking background, there was no reason for him not to know .

“Although Li Xuan is a student at our school, he has never come to school except on matriculation day . It’s normal that you don’t know him . Even amongst the teachers, few of them know of him,” Yu Qiubai said with a smile . “In short, let’s get over this obstacle first . You can leave any considerations to the future . ”