Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 36: The Clash
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Xiao Lin had an epiphany as he walked behind Song Junlang: a more apt description for the Logistics Department would be a farm with a vegetable garden. Each room cultivated creatures that were both familiar and unfamiliar.
They seemed familiar to Xiao Lin because they looked pretty much similar to the animals in his memory. They were also unfamiliar as he had never seen a glowing snake, nor a rabbit flying in the air with short wings, let alone a two-headed duck…
Xiao Lin had chills looking at them. He could not help but ask, “Are these the product of hybridizing animals from both Planet Norma and Earth?”
“Aren’t I great at this?” Song Junlang seemed proud of himself.
Xiao Lin nodded unwillingly. He thought about the giant golden dragon at the entrance and asked, “The giant dragon in the bushes, was that also a product of hybridization?”
“Impossible!” Song Junlang seemed disappointed. “I wish I could do that, but it would require the dean’s permission. That giant lizard is the dean’s baby; no one dares to touch that thing!”
“Could that giant dragon wake up all of a sudden?” Xiao Lin could not help but be afraid of the possibility; he had come over here by rushing right past that creature.
“Don’t worry, the dean casts an advanced hypnosis on it. It should sleep for a full 24 hours!”
“Why is the dean’s dragon here?”
“The guy’s gotta eat. Dawn Academy does not prepare food for the dragon; either it eats here, or I can throw it into the dorm and let it eat you guys.”
The duo continued chatting casually. Xiao Lin found Song Junlang to be a very easy-going person; although he was the head of the student union’s Logistics Department, he did not sound arrogant at all. But of course, the hybridizations were an entirely different conversation.
They arrived at the door soon after that. Xiao Lin stopped nearby and said, “I’ll hide somewhere so you can tell them you didn’t see me come in.”
Song Junlang’s face was filled with disdain. “They’re not blind. Here’s the only safe spot. If you don’t stay here, you might end up in the dragon’s stomach.”
“How are you going to explain?” Xiao Lin was still worried, but not because of Song Junlang; it was for his own precious redemption points and credits.
“You’re so troublesome. Just stay here!”
Song Junlang pulled the black metal door open, and the man who was chasing Xiao Lin was standing right there. However, Xiao Lin was curious after seeing that his partner was missing.
The man seemed like he met his mortal enemy upon seeing Xiao Lin. He said with red eyes, “Haha! I’ve caught you! F*ck, the h.e.l.l you’ve put me through–I’m reporting to the department head and having him punish you severely!”
As Song Junlang said, the giant golden dragon was hypnotized by the dean, so it was impossible to wake it under normal circ.u.mstances. However, the man did not know this; he felt like he was walking over the tip of a knife as he walked past the dragon’s eyelids, and it was excruciating. He vowed to make the culprit–this rebellious freshman-learn Dawn Academy’s strict rules the hard way.
“Department Head Song, thank you for catching this freshman for us,” the man acknowledged Song Junlang and tried to arrest Xiao Lin.
Song Junlang blocked the man from Xiao Lin. He asked, hostile, “What are you doing?”
The man was taken aback. “Department Head Song, this freshman violated the rules and snuck out of the dorms in the middle of the night. Moreover, he trespa.s.sed on your farm. Oh no, he’s trespa.s.sed on the Logistics Department. I’ll drag him back and not bother your sleep.”
Song Junlang blinked and said, “Who said he snuck out? I told him to come over and help.”
“Huh?” The man was both stunned and surprised. He forced a smile and said, “Department Head Song, stop joking. What could he help you with in the middle of the night? I know you’re being nice, but we can’t have Academy rules violated.”
Department Head Song squinted and asked, “Do I have to report to you what he’s helping me with? Are you disrespecting a Department Head like me? Tsk tsk, looks like I have to take a trip to the student union tomorrow.”
The man was terrified as he raised his hands in surrender.
“On top of that, I didn’t allow you into the Logistics Department. Who let you in? Aren’t you a recruit at the disciplinary department. Don’t you know the rules?”
The man backed out of the door, pleasing Song Junlang. He yawned and got ready to lock the door.
“Hold on!” With a soft shout, a pair of hands pressed against the door, preventing Song Junlang from closing it.
Song Junlang lifted his brow after seeing who it was. “Oh? The soph.o.m.ore leader is here instead of sleeping at this time of the night. Moon gazing or out for a stroll?”
Xiao Lin was stunned. Was it Chen Yu, the soph.o.m.ore leader, who collected the course schedules on behalf of their cla.s.s monitor? He looked over to the two people who had just rushed over. One was the man who conducted the patrol, and the other was a man with a crew cut and a serious face.
The man who Song Junlang turned away whispered to Chen Yu about what had just happened. Chen Yu nodded, glanced at Xiao Lin, before laying his eyes on Song Junlang again. He said with a smile, “I hurried over when I heard that there was a giant dragon. Looks like the dean casted an advanced hypnosis on it, so I don’t have to worry.”
Song Junlang replied respectfully, “A soph.o.m.ore leader deserving of his position. You could discern the spell with one look! Now that the matter is resolved, good night!”
Song Junlang tried to close the door again, but Chen Yu’s hand was still on the door. The duo looked at each other, and their strength increased by the second. The metal door rattled non-stop, but it did not move an inch.
Song Junlang let go of it and his expression darkened. “What are you trying to do?”
Chen Yu smiled and said respectfully, “Department Head Song, you must be joking. I wouldn’t dare do anything. I’m just helping those in the disciplinary department to bring a rule-violating freshman back. You wouldn’t say no to that, would you?”
Under the bright moonlight of the quiet night, Xiao Lin sensed something unusual in the atmosphere. He did not understand what he was seeing.
The student code explained the routine of Dawn Academy; the student union had great autonomy at the school. They were the ones deciding the course and teacher arrangements.
The student union was divided into several departments, including the admissions and the disciplinary department. In terms of position, the president of the student union held the most power; it could be said that whenever the dean was away, the student union president would be in charge of almost all daily trivial affairs for everyone–from freshmen to seniors.
Under the president’s authority, there were several department heads, followed by the year leaders, then the monitors of each cla.s.s. Of course, although the definition of the monitors’ powers was the same, the senior monitors were always deemed more important than the junior monitors. The last on the list would be the team leaders which were appointed by each cla.s.s monitor.
This was most of the management hierarchy of Dawn Academy’s student union.
At the moment, as a soph.o.m.ore facing Song Junlang, the head of the logistics department, Chen Yu’s remarks could be regarded as polite, but Xiao Lin could clearly tell from Chen Yu’s eyes that there was disdain!