This long chapter has 2 parts yo~ Dying _(;3/
Chapter 25.1 Famous
Xiào Mu gripped the curtain with his right hand as he watched Leo undressing bit by bit, and felt like crying.
Why is Leo here?
Xiào Mu finally waited until school starts and can stay in the school dormitory. He also thought that he could stay away from Leo and doesn’t have to maintain his spiritual barrier for a long time. The result is, Leo ended up in the dormitory right opposite his dorm.
Leo took off his shirt, untied his belt, and was about to take off his pants. He stopped his hands and looked sharply at the opposite dormitory.
Xiào Mu drew the curtains awkwardly, blocking the view of the two of them. Leo wouldn’t think he lived here deliberately to get a chance to peep at him ba?
Staring at the closed curtains, Leo frowned heavily. Xiào Mu really came here. He is so weak, can he hold on in this school? He glanced at the opposite dorm and hit the button by the window. Instantly, the window seemed to be covered with a layer of white mist. This function doesn’t affect the people inside from looking out, but people from outside will only see a white layer.
Xiào Mu sat on the bed and inquired about school dormitory arrangements. The university of Imperial Military Academy shares the campus with the higher education department. The northern part is the dormitory area, the northwest is the university department, and the northeast is the higher education department. There are a total of 30 dormitories, which were originally equally divided between single (Building 1-10), double (Building 11-20), and quadruple dormitories (Building 21-30). Over the years, the occupancy rate of quadruple dormitories has continued to decrease, and the demand for deluxe single rooms rose sharply, resulting in a short supply. Therefore, 9 quadruple dormitories were demolished and then converted into single-room dormitories. As of today, there is only Building 30 left for the quadruple dormitory. Even so, it is still not full. The single dormitories are luxurious and large in size, which also makes the post-built dormitories close to each other, especially the newest single room and the last quadruple room.
Xiào Mu closed his terminal, in his heart thinking that it’s no wonder his dorm is so close to the opposite building, and no wonder he is the only one in the dormitory unit until now. Other than that, he is really amazed by the student’s great financial state!
Xiào Mu woke up very early the next day. His purpose was very clear. He will major in the medicine department next year. So, he has already sorted out the class schedule yesterday. This morning, there will be an introductory course on medical materials. After washing and going downstairs, Xiào Mu walked to the cafeteria according to the map. He looked at the floor plan of the school on the terminal as he walked because he wanted to familiarize himself with the school map as soon as possible. A gust of wind blowing around him, Xiào Mu looked up and saw a figure running in front of him.
What a crazy speed! He was amazed in his heart.
Along the way, students passed him one after another, and Xiào Mu finally can calmly look at his schoolmates speeding by. When he is approaching the cafeteria, a tall, black-haired sentinel suddenly bypassed Xiào Mu and blocked in front of him. He didn’t expect that someone would suddenly block the way and couldn’t stop immediately. Hence, Xiào Mu bumped into the black-haired sentinel. He was about to take a step back when his waist caught in a tight grip. A teasing voice came from the above, “Newcomer? Where do you want to go? I’ll take you there.”
Xiào Mu frowned and tried hard to push the person away but failed to do so. He gritted his teeth, took a step to the side to distance himself, “No need.”
“Fck, are you looking for trouble?” As Xiào Mu stepped to the side, he accidentally blocked a classmate who was behind him, and the classmate grumpily cursed.
“Sorry.” Xiào Mu turned his head and saw a tall chestnut-haired sentinel, looking at him in displease. He quickly moved aside again.
“Watch your attitude,” the black-haired sentinel yelled at the chestnut-haired sentinel, “Isn’t he just blocking your way? So what if he is looking for trouble?”
The chestnut-haired sentinel pulled up his sleeves and walked the black-haired sentinel. He waved his hand and threw a punch right away, “Looking for trouble, huh? See if I don’t beat you to death. You are rubbish, still want to flirt with other people?”
“You? Beat me to death? Scram!”
The sentinels instantly grabbed each other and start fighting. Xiào Mu was stunned by the fight but students that were passing by are not surprised. Some of them acted like they didn’t see anything and continue walking, while some surrounded the two and cheered. Seeing blood has appeared on both of the sentinels, Xiào Mu looked around and stopped a gentle-looking boy who was slightly shorter and asked, “Where is the teacher’s office?”
The boy glanced at Xiào Mu, “Why are you looking for a teacher?”
“If they continue to fight like this, something terrible might happen.”
The boy looked strangely at Xiào Mu, “You can’t be trying to get a teacher to stop them?”
Xiào Mu nodded, and the boy said, “Don’t think about it. If they are not dead, the teachers won’t care.”
After the boy finished speaking, he saw the chestnut-haired sentinel punched the black-haired sentinel’s face, and shouted, “Good job, punch him!”
Xiào Mu watched the onlookers cheering and applauding in high spirits. Then he glanced at the 2 fighting classmates. After thinking about it, he turned on his terminal and entered the school network. Calling the campus security office, he directly said, “2 sentinels are fighting in front of the cafeteria.”
“Are you a freshman? Small matters, small matters, they won’t kill each other. If you like it, you can stay to watch the fight. If you don’t like it, then go do your own thing. Someone from the medical team will go to the scene later.”
Xiào Mu speechlessly looked at the hung-up call. Is he really overreacting? He stood for a while, and soon, 2 members of the medical team in white coats came over. Instead of pulling the sentinels away, they participated in the onlookers. One even yelled, “Can you do it? Why your skills so bad? Why you slapped him? Kick his stomach!”
Xiào Mu expressionlessly left and went to the cafeteria. He bought breakfast and sat in the corner to eat. During the short time he ate his breakfast, Xiào Mu witnessed 3 fights; one is a hand-to-hand fight, one is someone trying to start fighting but got stabbed with medicine, one hand-to-hand fight turned to mecha fight, which they started bombing each other outside the cafeteria. All 3 battles started inexplicably. Two were because the classmates are fighting for seats, and the other was because of an accidental bump when passing by.
Xiào Mu drank the juice and wiped his mouth while thinking that many of his classmates suffer from irritability; he needs to remember to keep his distance. He threw the tissue on the table and touched the side pocket of the backpack with the back of his hand; making sure that the anesthetic shots given by Ren are still there. Then he relaxed slightly.
When Xiào Mu arrived at the introductory class of medical materials, he glanced at the time and saw that it is only 7.30 am, the class will start at 8.00 am. Xiào Mu start to estimate the time spent eating in the morning and going to the classroom and made a new morning exercise arrangement in his mind. In the 10 days before school started, he persisted in exercising in the morning and evening every day. Coupled with the boost pills to restore his physical fitness, he managed to double the amount of training, and now his physical strength has reached 260 points. Although it is still very low, he is already very happy. At least he has improved, and he can now run 5 km in one go.
The strengthening of his physical fitness made Xiào Mu pay more attention to exercise. On the first day of class today, he was not familiar with school yet and worried that he would be late if he starts his exercise on the same day. Hence, Xiào Mu opened the course materials and previewed in advance. At about 8.00 am, the number of students in the classroom suddenly increased, and soon full with 200 people. Xiào Mu was still a little worried. With so many people in the same room, it is too easy to cause friction. However, no one fought. Some people though did not start a fight but just pointed at the other party and said harsh words like ‘The entrance of the teaching building after class, see how I finish you!’ Xiào Mu suddenly thought of what Hawke said – ‘absolutely safe during class’.
At 8.00 am, his terminal vibrated. It was a message from Hawke.
‘Ah ah ah, I experimented until late yesterday. I didn’t get up in the morning and only managed to get a seat in classroom 2 for material class. Which classroom are you in?’
Xiào Mu looked up, and there was a big number 1 written on the wall at the front of the classroom.
‘It should be classroom number 1.’
‘Too bad, I want to attend the same class as you. We are going to study in the Department of Medicine anyway so our courses are the same. Let’s set the same classrooms in the future.’
‘The teacher is coming, let’s talk after class.’
At 8.05 am, a tall man dressed in white clothes and white trousers with a refined and elegant face walked into the classroom and sat on the podium.
“Dear students, open your terminal and connect to the docking device on the desk.”
Xiào Mu glanced at the classmate beside him and mimicked their action to point his terminal at the black LED screen on the table. The next moment, a virtual screen was unfolded in front of him, and the teacher appeared on the virtual screen. At the upper left corner, a countdown began to record the length of the class.
“If you want to make medicine, you must first learn to recognize the medicinal ingredients. You must understand the external form and effect of various medicines. This is the basic skill that medical students must master.”
The teacher’s voice is serious, “Many medicines looked similar, but some are poisonous to people while others are beneficial. If you make a mistake, it may cause irreversible consequences.”
The screen flashed and a herbal medicine appeared on the screen. Xiào Mu blinked. Isn’t this rhubarb? The teacher’s voice sounded beside his ears, “First, identify the most common herbs, rhubarb…”
The teacher’s tone of the lecture is not rushed, as he is only reading the basics of the medicinal materials according to the courseware. He spent more time displaying photos of rhubarb in different growth periods. After saying that, he mixed in the picture of herbs that looked similar to rhubarb to form a 9-square grid for the students to identify.
Xiào Mu carefully selected 2 pictures of rhubarb in the 9-square grid, and the screen showed firework special effects: [Congratulations on your answer!]
“My God,” the classmate next to Xiào Mu whispered in a sad tone, “I lost 5 minutes.”
Hearing that, Xiào Mu turned his head and looked over, not quite understanding what the classmate meant. The classmate felt his gaze and pointed to the upper left corner with a bitter expression.
“If you answer a wrong question, the countdown will subtract 5 minutes from your time. You will only receive 1 credit every 40 minutes.”
Suddenly, Xiào Mu is more compelled to listen in the class more seriously. If he was not serious in class and answered the wrong question, he would not get credit for a lesson. Xiào Mu previously thought it is easy to spend only half a day in class every day! It now appears that quality is more important in schools.
Each major lesson in the course consists of 2 small lessons, with a 10 minute break between them. Then, there will be a 30 minutes break between major lessons. There are 2 major lessons in the morning and the afternoon. If one studied the whole day, they can get 8 credits in one day1.
After the first major class, Xiào Mu rubbed his neck. He thought too lightly of the classes before this. It is too uncomfortable to concentrate on listening in class for the entire major lesson’s duration like this.
Hawke sent a message to him, ‘I’m waiting for you at the door of classroom 1.’
Xiào Mu walked out of the classroom and saw Hawke waving at him. Hawke ran to him and asked, “There aren’t any courses related to the Department of Medicine this morning. Are you going back to the dormitory or you are going to take public classes?”
“I am going to take physical education class.”
There are only small classes in public classes, which lasted for 40 minutes each. The school stipulates that every week, one must acquire 5 credits in PE. That is to say, he needs to attend at least 5 PE classes every week. Xiào Mu was worried that the amount of training in PE class would be too large. So, after some considerations, he decided to attend 1 session every day.
“I’m going too.” Hawke took Xiào Mu’s hand and pulled him out.
When the two went downstairs, they heard someone shouting ‘Nice!’, and saw a group of people watched the two students fight. With a burst of laughter, the people surrounding the fight suddenly dispersed. Someone was kicked out and fell somewhere not far from Xiào Mu’s right hand. He glanced at the person and realized he is one of those who spoke harshly before class. The classmate really did what he promised! Xiào Mu walked around the crowd and walked to a place with fewer people.
Hawke glanced at Xiào Mu and asked, “Are you scared?” He stopped, “Wait, I’ll get you some potion.”
Xiào Mu refused, “No need. If the strength gap is too big, even if there is a potion, there is no chance to use it, right?”
After he finished speaking, Xiào Mu watched as Hawke stood in place and his gaze kept moving, as if he was looking for something. When he saw Hawke empty-handed, he couldn’t help asking, “What are you… doing?”
Hawke scratched his hair, “My space storage is too messy. I’m thinking of what potion I can give you.”
“Space storage?” Xiào Mu repeated the term, which was easy to understand, but it flew past his understanding.
Hawke lifted his left hand and shook his little finger. There is a silver ring on his little finger, carved with simple patterns. “This one,” he glanced at the backpack behind Xiào Mu. “You can also buy one, it’s only 1 million per cubic meter, which is not expensive.”
Not expensive? There are only more than 900,000 star coins in Xiào Mu’s account. He originally thought that he is at least well off now, but the conversation makes him realize that he is really poor. However, he looked at the small ring and thought to himself that he would buy one if he had money. His backpack contained has the healing pills and boost pills, so he did not dare to let others touch his backpack. Space storage seems to be much safer.
“Let’s go,” Xiào Mu said to Hawke, who is still looking for the medicine. “I have medicine in my backpack too. And, as I said just now, it’s impossible for people with high physical strength to let me stab them with my slow speed. ”
Hearing that, Hawke was even more worried. After leading the way for a while, his eyes suddenly lit up, “I know. You can use spray type. Wait for me to go back and study it.”
Xiào Mu laughed when he heard the words, “Thank you.”
Hawke chuckled twice, “You are welcome, we are friends. Besides, you are so beautiful, I must protect you!”
The corners of Xiào Mu’s mouth twitched, “Can you not mention being beautiful?”
Hawke blinked, and it became clear to him suddenly, “I’m sorry, then I won’t talk about it.” He leaned closer and whispered, “But honestly, since you choose this school, you must have some great specialties, right?”
Xiào Mu helplessly shook his head, “No.”
To be honest, during the 8 days he worked in the battledome before the beginning of the school year, he treated about 7 sentinels almost every day. Therefore, his spiritual power has been unlocked a lot. It’s just that the speed is slower as the level progressed. After leveling up to 7,000 points Level B, the unlocking speed is only 1/4 of his spiritual power consumption. After he reached 8,000 points Level A, the unlocking speed becomes 1/8. Finally, when he exceeded 9,000 points to Level S, the speed became 1/16. Right now, Xiào Mu has to treat 6 sentinels before he can unlock 100 spiritual points. His current spiritual power is 9,100 Level S. Except for a few Level SS sentinels in the entire empire, almost no one is higher than him. However, he couldn’t speak out about this strength. Apart from treating sentinels, concealing his identity, and making medicine, Xiào Mu found no other use for his spiritual powers.
“Then how can you dare to come to this school?” Hawke was surprised and puzzled. He thought that Xiào Mu had some hidden skills!
Xiào Mu replied honestly, “I didn’t know the situation of this school before this. Also, all medical schools are full.”
Seeing Hawke began to worry again, Xiào Mu smiled and said, “It’s okay. Those guys fight to prove that they are good. They won’t have a sense of accomplishment in winning me. I’m still safe if I don’t provoke others.”
Hawke stared at Xiào Mu for a while, and smiled brightly, “Yes, you are so beautiful, so lesser people will seek trouble with you. Even if there is, your suitor will help you solve the problem.”
Xiào Mu’s mouth twitched, I don’t want to rely on my face! He looked at Hawke. Hawke’s physical fitness and height are not prominent in school, and his real identity is a guide. Shouldn’t he stay away from the school that consists of the most sentinels?
“Why did you come to this school?” Xiào Mu couldn’t help asking.
Hawke’s eyes lit up, “Of course it’s for my male god. I’ll be able to see him when I go to university next year.”
“Why next year?”
Hawke smiled dreamily, “This year’s university PE class is handled by the 1st group army major general as substitute class. Next year, it will be the 2nd group army major general’s turn. He said before the year before that he looked forward to returning to his alma mater to substitute class!”
Xiào Mu thought of Leo in the opposite dormitory and asked, “You mean, Major General Leo will be doing PE classes in the university department this semester?”
Hawke shook his head: “It shouldn’t be possible to get Major General Leo. There are a few major generals in the 1st group army. The others are more likely.”
Xiào Mu thought to himself, what is impossible? The substitute teacher is clearly Leo. Otherwise, he couldn’t think of any idea why Leo, as a major general, would live in the school dormitory.
“Aren’t we going to the exercise hall? It’s too early for lunch now.” Xiào Mu pointed to the cafeteria in front of him with a speechless expression.
Hawke scratched his hair, “I didn’t eat anything in the morning so I’m hungry right now. There are another 30 mins before class. You sit and rest for a while.”
Xiào Mu thought that it’s fine to sit for a while anyway. When Hawke came back with porridge and bread, he couldn’t help but said, “Buy some biscuits and put them in the bag. Then you can eat them halfway through the small class when you are hungry.”
“Biscuit?” Hawke shook his head. “Only children in the early childhood department eat that.”
Xiào Mu looked dumbfounded, there’s an age limit to eat biscuits? He opened his terminal to check the map of the school. He found that other than 6 cafeterias, there was no snack shop, but there were 3 nutrient pack shops.
“Don’t you all eat snacks?”
“I stopped eating it after I reached 10 years old. There is no useful nutrient.” Hawke finished and whispered, “Although I don’t think the nutrient pack is tasty at all.”
To think that everyone on the planet managed to abstain from snacks altogether, ain’t it too amazing?! Speaking of this, he suddenly remembered that he hasn’t eaten any nuts for a long time, and so is Fatty. Thinking of Fatty, Xiào Mu felt a headache coming. Originally, he planned to let Fatty out in the dormitory from time to time. But now that Leo is staying so close to him, he can only restrict the time Fatty can come out for fresh air.
Raw word count: 9346 (in total)
Banana: A full day of classes should look like this: