Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 399: Mixed
It was not the first time Xiao Lin came into contact with the term ‘mixed-blood’. He thought of the mixed-blood orc he had previously met in Gold City, and that comparison finally calmed Xiao Lin’s emotions down slightly.
There was a big difference between mixed-blood and pureblood. Xiao Lin could never accept it if Gu Xiaoyue was a pureblooded alien, because it meant that Gu Xiaoyue might be a spy. In that case, everything she ever said to Xiao Lin would be false and deceptive.
However, there were different reasons why someone was a mixed-blood. For example, the mixed-blood orc in Gold City had been completely abandoned by his sc.u.m of a father, and the mixed-blood individual was no doubt innocent themselves.
“Lifewater only has an effect on humans. Even a mixed-blood can never absorb its effects. When the formulation was first developed, the possibility of non-human use was never considered,” Song Junlang continued.
Xiao Lin suddenly thought of something, and wondered. “Will the lifespan of a mixed-blood child be very short?”
The half-human orc Hammerhead seemed to have mentioned that his life was limited. Xiao Lin did not really pay much attention to that, but could it have been a coincidence that Gu Xiaoyue had only two years of life left?
Song Junlang sighed solemnly. “Yes, this problem is very common. In fact, many academies have already done their best to study this very important topic. It has been an unspoken rule since long ago that Earthlings cannot have children even if they marry a Norman.”
“But a lot of people don’t seem to comply with it,” Xiao Lin added.
Song Junlang snickered. “You’re right. Many people come to the New World with this in mind, and the academy can’t just force them to stop. In fact, it was initially encouraged, as having few people in the New World was a disadvantage, so it’s a good thing to be able to increase the population. Once the fatal genetic defect of being the product of a mixed-race was discovered, such things were then banned.”
“It’s quite pitiful for Gu Xiaoyue then. She said that she never even saw her parents before. Those people are lower than sc.u.m!” Xiao Lin had completely calmed himself down and was venting out on behalf of Gu Xiaoyue.
“Gu Xiaoyue’s words might not be as simple as that,” Song Junlang hesitated slightly when he said that.
“Is there something else?” Xiao Lin was shocked.
“I don’t know. I still can’t be sure, so I want to confirm it personally when I go back with you.” Song Junlang still refused to let the matter slide, and Xiao Lin’s stares were no longer effective anymore.
After practically confirming that Gu Xiaoyue was a mixed-race child, Xiao Lin’s anxieties had not yet been relieved. He was most worried about her remaining two years of life. According to Song Junlang, such congenital genetic defects had no cure, whether it was with Earth’s technology or Planet Norma’s spells.
In any case, that was no longer a problem that Xiao Lin, or even the current earth colonists for that matter, could solve. In addition, Song Junlang also suggested that Xiao Lin should not talk about this to Gu Xiaoyue for the time being. Of course, what Song Junlang has studied so far is actually the hybridization of genes, but his research objects were animals rather than humans. However, Xiao Lin was still quite hopeful of Song Junlang’s research.
“What race is Gu Xiaoyue’s blood mixed with?” Xiao Lin was curious.
“Are you that certain?”
“Please, the academy has gene banks for all races. It’s not difficult to check this kind of thing.”
Xiao Lin hesitated. “Will you tell the academy about this? Or to put it another way, do you think the academy already knows about it? For example, through the physical examination we went through when enrolling?”
“Data like this can’t be discovered through a physical examination.” Song Junlang had something of a teasing look. “Do you want the academy to know? ”
“Of course not.”
“Looks like you’re pretty bright still.”
Xiao Lin rolled his eyes, “It’s easy to understand when you think about it. Mixed-race children aren’t uncommon, but it’s problematic if a mixed-race child grew up on Earth. Whatever the issues are, I don’t want Gu Xiaoyue to be affected by it.”
Song Junlang’s face turned serious too. “This is related to the law. I have no way of explaining it to you clearly, but you’re right. It is impossible for a mixed-race child to be on Earth. If the academy intervenes and investigates it thoroughly, many people will have to suffer, and… Ah, never mind, you didn’t tell anyone about it did you?”
“Of course not.”
“Then those who know about this will stop with you and I!”
Xiao Lin was a little irritated with Song Junlang’s several unfinished words, but it seemed that the latter had no intention of revealing further information until he investigated it. Soon, he reasoned that he had to start packing for his return to Earth and chased Xiao Lin away.
On the way back to the dormitory, Xiao Lin’s mind thought about a lot of things. He immediately dialed Gu Xiaoyue’s phone number after arriving at the dormitory. She had just finished the exam and it turned out that she had some time to spare. Xiao Lin did not directly venture into that topic, because whatever the case may be, Song Junlang’s purposeful plan to identify her blood was not something that was worth the encouragement.
Gu Xiaoyue’s expression was the same as before. She was indifferent and did not talk much. During that time, Xiao Lin tried to pay close attention to every inch of Gu Xiaoyue’s face through the screen. Gu Xiaoyue could not help but frown at his burning gaze and was not at all happy with him, so she ended the call much in advance.
Xiao Lin chuckled a few times. He could not just tell her that he was trying to notice any non-human characteristics on her. Unfortunately, he failed to find any characteristics.
Perhaps Song Junlang was interested in that aspect too. The mixed-blood orc has obvious orc characteristics, but Gu Xiaoyu had no such characteristics. Regardless of how he scrutinized her, she looked just like an ordinary human. Of course, Xiao Lin still had very little knowledge of mixed races, but there was no issue with that. Since Song Junlang refused to say anything, he could just head to the library and search it up.
Xiao Lin’s exams had all ended and the results would be announced three days later. Those three days could already be considered a holiday for the freshmen, as there were no longer any courses scheduled. Other than a few basketball courts and a football field in Dawn Academy, entertainment facilities were scarce, and many did not know what else to do when it was time for them to relax. Those who were slightly more ambitious would treat the library as a place to pa.s.s their time, unless they wanted to re-enter the training halls again.
When Xiao Lin came to the magnificent library, he wrote the word ‘mixed-race’ in a special piece of paper. The magic flying carpet Xiao Lin sat on quickly brought him to the bookshelf he was looking for. Books related to mixed races occupied a whole row of bookshelves. Each of the bookshelves there were a couple of floors high, with hundreds of related books on display. From that, it was clear that the problem of mixed races did not just start when Earthlings first reached Planet Norma.