Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 38: Effects Of The Iron Comb Chicken
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Roasting chicken was simple. Following his memory, Xiao Lin marinated it with salt, MSG, soy sauce, chilli powder and so on before wrapping the chicken in aluminium foil. He started a fire next to the grove, and threw the wrapped chicken under the charcoals.
Xiao Lin extinguished the fire excitedly after about an hour. He grabbed the roast chicken and tore the aluminium foil open. The roast chicken was a little burnt, but it smelled extremely good. The oil was still bubbling loudly in it.
Xiao Lin, famished, did not care about scalding his mouth. He tore the fat and tender chicken legs off its body and stuffed them into his mouth. This iron comb chicken was bigger and meatier than Earth birds, and it was more delicious roasted.
Xiao Lin was really hungry; there was nothing left other than the chicken’s skeleton within ten minutes. He patted his stomach in satisfaction, only to discover that Department Head Song had been watching him eat instead of tasting it himself. Xiao Lin felt a little embarra.s.sed, but Department Head Song spoke first.
Song Junlang asked with concern, “How was it? How do you feel?”
“Well, it tasted good.”
Song Junlang shook his head. “No, I’m not talking about the chicken. I’m asking how does your body feel?”
“Huh? Body?” Xiao Lin was confused, but he began feeling that something was off as he spoke. His stomach started aching and he fell onto the ground, clutching his gut in pain.
“Does it hurt a lot?” Song Junlang seemed worried as well. He went over and helped Xiao Lin up.
“You, what did you give me?” As dumb as Xiao Lin could be, he knew that the pain was caused by the roast chicken.
Song Junlang comforted him saying, “Don’t worry, ordinary people’s bodies repel things from Planet Norma. You’ll be fine soon. Your life isn’t in danger, trust me!”
“What! D-danger!?” Xiao Lin’s eyes widened. He finally understood why this guy was not eating. He said weakly, yet angrily, “I’ll get you. Even if I become a ghost! I’ll come back and haunt you!”
Song Junlang helped Xiao Lin into his bedroom. He said gently, “Drink some water. You’ll feel better soon.”
Xiao Lin was curled up on the bed. The pain was so excruciating and it spread throughout his body as fast as blood flowed in him. Xiao Lin wanted to run himself into the wall to kill himself. He cried, “I…I’m not drinking that! Who knows what water that is!”
“Be good and listen. It’s iced water. You’ll feel a lot better.” Song Junlang stuffed the cup into Xiao Lin’s mouth as if he was trying to talk a child into it.
Apart from the pain all over, Xiao Lin felt like there was fire burning inside of him; he felt like his skin was boiling hot. Song Junlang’s iced water was rain after a long drought for Xiao Lin; he downed the water, and the cold liquid flowed into his stomach through his throat. The burning feeling in his body, together with the pain, relieved instantly.
However, Xiao Lin immediately realized that his sight was becoming blurry. An uncontrollable drowsiness overwhelmed him as he pointed at the smiley Department Head Song saying, “Your…your water… It’s…”
Before he could finish, Xiao Lin crashed into bed and slept.
Song Junlang put the cup down and tucked Xiao Lin in. He said helplessly, “You’re a rebel, kid,. It’s better I put you to sleep than leave you in pain for the night.”
With a sigh, Department Head Song sat in front of his desk and opened a thick notebook on his table. He found a blank page, picked up his pen, and wrote: Hybridized Iron Comb Chicken, variety no. 3, 18 kg, non-hazardous, but adverse reactions are relatively great.
He put his pen down and mumbled to himself, “I wonder what the experiment’s results are. Even after hybridization, there’s repellency after consumption. This won’t get past the student union; it has to be improved.”
When Xiao Lin opened his eyes, the sky was bright and he was bathed in sunlight that came through the window. He felt warm and the soft bed was comfortable as well. He wanted to keep sleeping, but he jumped out of bed instead. He remembered what had happened last night.
Interestingly, he no longer felt pain; he only felt uncomfortable from his sweat-drenched clothes. He had to be in Song Junlang’s bedroom; it looked simple compared to the five-star dorms for freshmen. There was only a bed, a desk, and a shelf full of books and notes. It was unexpectedly simple.
“You’re finally awake. You’ve got a pretty bad physique, even with repellency, one wouldn’t be asleep till this hour.” Song Junlang pushed the door open and walked in. He had a tray of dishes in his hands.
Xiao Lin was extremely wary of this after the lesson from last night. He took two steps back and said, “Don’t even count on me eating anything from you from now on! Wait, ‘I slept till this hour’… What time is it?”
“It’s nearly five o’clock.”
Xiao Lin breathed a sigh of relief. “Thank G.o.d, I can still catch up with cla.s.ses today.”
Song Junlang coughed dryly. “I mean 5 p.m.”
Xiao Lin widened his eyes and he exclaimed, “What! I slept for the whole day!”
Song Junlang mercilessly said, “No, I think you’ve slept for two days. You knocked out the night before yesterday.”
Xiao Lin could not even exclaim this time around. He sat by the bed, his face deadpan. “That’s it! What do I do now! The student code says that if I missed cla.s.ses without a reason, my credits will be deducted!”
Department Head Song comforted him saying, “If you’re worried about being punished for missing cla.s.ses, don’t worry. I’ve notified the student union; they won’t punish you.”
Xiao Lin was doubtful. “Really? I missed two days of cla.s.s! The instructor said that Dawn Academy’s management is strict about this.”
“Someone high-ranked is looking after me!”
“Fine, I’ll believe you.”
Song Junlang put the tray down, and pulled out what seemed like a laptop. He threw it at Xiao Lin and said eagerly, “Quick, check your attributes. I want to record the experiment’s results.”
Xiao Lin was p.i.s.sed. He thought back to how this guy looked at him like a lab rat the night before yesterday; was he really treating him like an experiment?
“Don’t be angry. Let’s check the info first, okay? Trust me. You’ll be surprised!”
“I’m not trusting you!”
Xiao Lin sneered, but he was still curious deep down. He grabbed the laptop, logged onto the Academy’s forum, and clicked open the personal details section. After the health screening from the admissions test, everyone’s changes in attribute points would be reflected here in real-time through the Central Computer.
[Name: Xiao Lin]
[Redemption Points: 800]
[Basic Attributes: 3 Strength points, 2 Agility points, 2 Intelligence points, 5 Physique points]
[Skills: Level 2 Basic Swordsmanship Mastery, Level 2 Slashing, Level 0 Basic Mastery of Planet Norma’s Common Language, Level 2 Basic Fitness]
Xiao Lin was stunned. He exclaimed, “Impossible!”
His Physique was only at 3 points two days ago, and his Basic Fitness was only at Level 1: 10/100. His Physique points increased by two points and his Basic Fitness also increased by a level after sleeping for two whole days.