As Zero saw the white-haired old man and Xue Bufu approaching, she nervously tightened her grip on Chen Xing’s hand.
Xue Bufu walked up to Chen Xing and handed him the ID card. The information on the ID card was minimal:
【 Identity: Spirit Master, Name: Chen Xing, Gender: Male, Spirit User: Zero – SSS grade 】
“What about the rating?” Chen Xing was a bit confused.
Xue Bufu was somewhat surprised. This guy knew nothing and became a Spirit Master? Just as he was about to speak, Zero spoke first: “Spirit System, scan and bind Chen Xing’s ID card.”
【 Ding~ Scanning in progress, binding in progress. 】
Then, a panel appeared in front of the two of them.
【 Spirit Master: Chen Xing, Power Rating: 145,000, Ranking: B-Rank, 1st place. 】
When Zero saw the 1st place on the B-Rank, she looked happily at Chen Xing.
However, Chen Xing frowned and said, “B-Rank? I remember that a power rating of over 100,000 is classified as A-Rank, right?”
Xue Bufu felt a bit helpless. It seemed that this guy really knew nothing.
“As a newly promoted Spirit Master, you can’t directly ascend to the A-Rank. You have to battle against an A-Rank Spirit Master for a practical evaluation in order to be promoted to an A-Rank.”
“Alright, when will the practical evaluation take place?”
“Wait for further notice.”
Seeing how calm he was, Xue Bufu couldn’t help but ask, “Don’t you have anything to say?”
“What is there to say?”
“Being ranked first in the B-Rank, aren’t you happy?”
“Well… What’s there to be happy about being first in the B-Rank? I don’t even know how many people are in the A-Rank.”
Indeed, from the A-Rank to the S-Rank, it spanned a range of 900,000 power ratings and included a large number of Spirit Masters.
Xue Bufu had no words to say. When he initially ranked and reached the top one thousand in the B-Rank, he was happy for several days!
Comparison is the thief of joy.
Chen Xing unintentionally glanced at Zero and noticed that she was actually very happy. He smiled and pinched her chubby cheeks, saying, “Why are you so happy?”
“You’re the first in the B-Rank! It’s amazing!”
Looking at her smiling face, Chen Xing suddenly felt that being first in the B-Rank was still pretty damn good!
Xue Bufu coughed to interrupt the two of them. After a brief interaction, he had already figured them out. When there’s no one to restrain them, they just don’t know when to stop.
Chen Xing and Zero looked at him when they heard him cough.
“Ahem, let me introduce him.” He gestured politely with his hand to indicate the old man beside him.
“This is Mr. Lin Tianyi, once one of the SSS-Rank Spirit Masters!”
“He retired later and is now the Dean of the Training Academy for the National World Combat Tournament!”
Chen Xing looked at the unremarkable old man in front of him with some surprise. This old man was once an SSS-Rank Spirit Master!? In other words, this old man had power comparable to Saitama in his prime!?
Out of respect for his senior and as a show of respect for a powerful individual, Chen Xing stood up. Zero also instinctively stood up and looked at Lin Tianyi with great respect. They both extended their hands.
“Nice to meet you.”
Lin Tianyi also extended his hand. “Hello, Chen Xing. I’ve come to you for one thing.”
“Please go ahead.”
Lin Tianyi went straight to the point: “Do you want to come to our academy? Skip the entrance exam.”
Zero’s surprised little mouth hung open, and even Xue Bufu was somewhat astonished. In this world, there are elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and universities. However, within the same school, there are two types of education.
One is regular compulsory education, and the other is advanced Spirit Master education. Simply put, advanced Spirit Master education is designed to cultivate powerful Spirit Masters for the country.
However, due to the resources and manpower required to develop strong Spirit Masters, it far exceeds regular education. Therefore, only those children who show exceptional talent as Spirit Masters from a young age are eligible to receive this education.
In this world, although there are many Spirit Masters, the number of individuals who have undergone proper advanced Spirit Master education does not exceed one-fifth. And those who have received advanced Spirit Master education, when they grow up, mostly become Spirit Masters ranked A-Rank or higher.
In this world, during high school, they have already completed all regular education. So universities only cultivate advanced Spirit Masters.
Thus, these universities are also called Advanced Spirit Master Academies. Getting into a Spirit Master academy is like crossing a treacherous bridge amidst a thousand soldiers!
Regardless of the academy, the admission rate is extremely low.
Spirit Masters admitted to the academy will enjoy the priority selection of advanced Spirit Users assigned by the country. This is also why so many people strive to enter the university. Having a powerful Spirit User can save them years of struggle.
And the Training Academy for the National World Combat Tournament, as the name suggests, is the academy that trains Spirit Masters specifically for the World Combat Tournament.
Representing the country in battle, they are undoubtedly among the best Spirit Masters. The academy is filled with elites. Therefore, the Training Academy for the National World Combat Tournament is the most difficult academy to enter in the entire country.
And Chen Xing could be directly admitted without an entrance exam. This is enough to show that Lin Tianyi highly values him!
Lin Tianyi had a confident smile on his face, waiting for Chen Xing’s reaction. He believed that no one would refuse this opportunity.
“I don’t want to go.”
Lin Tianyi nodded with deep satisfaction. “Well, okay.”
But in the next moment, he suddenly realized what he heard and widened his eyes!
Xue Bufu and Zero also showed expressions of astonishment. The three of them exclaimed in unison, “What did you say?”
Chen Xing looked at them strangely. “I said, I don’t want to go!”
Xue Bufu quickly interrupted, “No! Wait! You may not know, but this academy is the best in the entire country!”
“By going to the academy and receiving training, with your talent, you will surely achieve great success!”
“Is it necessary to go?”
“Do you have another preferred academy?”
“Then why don’t you want to go?”
“Yeah… Chen Xing… Why don’t you go for such a great opportunity?” Even Zero couldn’t understand why Chen Xing wouldn’t go.
“Well…” Chen Xing had many reasons for not wanting to go!
Although he was 18 years old now, the age when he should be entering university, even on Earth, if one has the opportunity to attend school, they should.
Chen Xing had crossed over when he was 15 years old. He had spent two years in the Assassin Star dimension. He had already become accustomed to that free and unrestrained life. Now, asking him to go back to the academy, to be honest, he was resistant.
Moreover, Chen Xing was the legendary Assassin God and had a Super System of his own. Did he really need someone else to provide him with training? Obviously not!
So he wanted to refuse.
Why go to school? He could travel around the world with Zero, explore various mysterious forbidden areas. Isn’t that more exciting than being in school? Why waste those few years in the academy?
To show respect, he chose a reason that didn’t sound too outrageous. “I don’t want to go to school.”
“What?” Lin Tianyi was obviously taken aback by Chen Xing’s answer.
Xue Bufu widened his eyes, furrowing his brows tightly, and exclaimed: “This is ridiculous!”
This exclamation attracted the attention of many people. Chen Xing was speechless. Wasn’t this answer acceptable?
He was glad he didn’t choose other reasons. Such as: “I don’t need training.”
Or: “I want to travel the world with my wife, no time for school.”
Any random reason would have made Xue Bufu explode in anger.
Xue Bufu also cherished talents and couldn’t bear to see such a promising seed go to waste. After the excitement subsided, he helplessly said: “If you’re not going to school, then what do you plan to do?”
“Um…” Chen Xing hadn’t figured out how to respond yet.
Xue Bufu thought he had concerns and said: “It’s okay, just speak up. If you have any difficulties, the academy will definitely help if they can.”
“Tsk, it’s not that…”
“Then just say it!”
“Yeah, Chen Xing! Why don’t you go?” Even Zero was getting a little anxious for Chen Xing. Why would he give up such a great opportunity to enhance his strength?
“Are you sure you want me to say it?”
Xue Bufu helplessly said, “Hurry up and say it, stop beating around the bush.”
Chen Xing glanced at Zero and gently placed his hand on her head.
“Hmm?” Zero tilted her head curiously.
Chen Xing smiled and ruffled her hair, then looked at Xue Bufu and Lin Tianyi. With confidence and determination, he said: “I want to travel with Zero, to journey around the world.”
“Shua!” A cute little face blushed again.
Lin Tianyi: ???
Xue Bufu in his heart: Why did I even ask?!