Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 674
The chat with Song Junlang did not relieve Xiao Lin of his worries, and had instead increased what he had on his mind. Song Junlang had suggested he bring his parents or even his relatives and friends to Planet Norma.
With what Xiao Lin knew of the colonist rules, that was actually impossible. It was not that there had never been examples of the family of a colonist moving to Planet Norma, but it would have to go through countless checks and investigations. Only very few of them would actually meet the requirements, and Xiao Lin knew it was impossible for his parents.
However, that was not what Xiao Lin was worried about. Since Song Junlang said that it would not be a problem, then he believed that the Logistics Department Head definitely had a way to handle the matter. What really caused Xiao Lin to worry was everything that was happening in the background. It might mean that the academies on Planet Norma had already started to give up on Earth. The blue planet might be everyone’s home, but they all knew that the planet’s laws were already in a very fragile state. Destruction was an eventuality, and now they planned on bringing it forward!
Xiao Lin did not know if the old dean knew about the matter, but after the new dean had restricted him, there was no way for him to freely enter the New World like he used to. He had tried to gain some information from the student union president, but that baby-faced president’s lips were sealed very tightly. His only source of information was Song Junlang.
The desperate situation had caused Xiao Lin’s mood to sink greatly. He could rely on Song Junlang to bring his parents to the New World, and could also let them stay on Planet Norma, but what about the others?
Xiao Lin was not some saint, but that did not stop him from thinking about the billions of people on Earth. He knew that, among those people, there would only be an extremely small number that could be brought to the New World. As for the fate of those who remained, anyone could figure out that they would be abandoned!
Xiao Lin’s life in the academy still had to continue. No matter how willing he was to get involved, something that the academy had decided on was definitely not going to change because of him. With those complicated feelings, he continued with the Inter-academy Tournament.
However, they had lost their following match against Judge Academy, and the reason had been because of Xiao Lin. Even though they were the hosts this time, Judge Academy had made their preparations after the lesson from last time. Other than Chen Dao winning in the individual portion, Judge Academy won three out of the first four matches.
In the deciding team match, Dawn Academy completely lost again. Because Xiao Lin’s heart had not been in it, they lost very decisively. Judge Academy had finally revealed their terrifying capabilities. The ones who competed in the team match did not even have the chance to appear during the last round, so they had vented out all the frustrations that had built up over the course of a month.
On Dawn Academy’s side, the only person that could really put up a fight was Xiao Lin, but with his heart not being in it, the loss was natural. However, Xiao Lin had already expected the result, so he had forced Gu Xiaoyue into the harmless secondary professional matches, even though Gu Xiaoyue had lost this time.
The unexpected loss definitely caused some disappointment, but it was also to a special opponent. After all, Judge Academy’s t.i.tle as the strongest was not easily shaken, and their strategic win from last time could not be replicated.
Only now did everyone care more about Xiao Lin’s abnormal performance, or lack thereof. In the team battle, he had been eliminated very quickly, and even the opponents had realized he was off-form. No one had dared to mock him on Dawn Academy’s side, since Xiao Lin had already solidified his power as the leader. Chen Dao, Cheng Ming, and the others had consoled him after the match, but Xiao Lin could not say much to his two friends.
The words Song Junlang told him could absolutely not be brought up to a third person. If he did, regardless of whether or not the other person believed him, he would be harming the person.
The upper management of the academy would not do anything to Xiao Lin due to his special status, but others did not have that luxury. If they knew something that they should not, there were many ways to deal with them.
Judge Academy did not leave immediately after the round, and Judge Academy’s leader, Raymond, had invited Xiao Lin to have dinner that night. The location was the academy’s cafeteria…
Alright, being invited to dinner by someone they were hosting looked a little weird, but Xiao Lin still agreed to it. Since he did not need to pay, he had ordered a ma.s.sive amount of dishes. It was only when the American man seemed to be ready to foam at the mouth did Xiao Lin stop.
There might have been countless dishes in the academy, from eastern to western to fusion food, but in terms of the ingredients, there were only two types; one was ingredients from Earth, and the other was from Planet Norma.
It was obvious that the ingredients from Planet Norma were more expensive. The buffet they usually ate from always used ingredients from Earth, so no matter how luxurious the food looked, they were actually just cheap foods… The total cost might not even compare to the dishes they had ordered that night.
Yes, even though the dish in front of Xiao Lin might look like a regular grilled fish, in terms of New Dollars, it was worth almost five thousand New Dollars, even though it was just one fish. That fish was called a Dragon Fish. It was said that the fish descended from dragons millions of years ago. However, after so long, the draconic genes in the fish only consisted of one percent, but even so, the fish was extremely expensive.
It was Raymond’s fault for trying to act like a rich guy on Xiao Lin’s turf. On top of that, Xiao Lin had already been in a bad mood. With how they lost today, he would naturally not give up the chance to inflict pain on his opponent.
“Your performance today was very out of the ordinary. It made the match very boring.” Even though the price of the meal was enough to hurt anyone, Raymond still made sure to act like he did not care, and immediately went straight for the main topic.
“Due to some issues, I haven’t been in a good mood the past few days. It’s fine though; both our academies can get out of the group stages. As long as we keep on winning, we will still meet in the finals,” Xiao Lin answered vaguely, stuffing his mouth with food.
Raymond’s eye twitched as he hurriedly started to eat as well. He was not about to let Xiao Lin swallow all those expensive dishes alone. However, after a few tries, he silently chose to give up. There was no way around it. He was not good at using chopsticks at all.
“Is it because of what happened at sea last week?” Raymond deliberately asked.
Xiao Lin put down his chopsticks. He looked at the American leader seriously for the first time. He did not speak. Since Raymond had brought it up, it would either be because Raymond had some request, or was trying to prove something. However, Xiao Lin was still apprehensive about Raymond. Even though he hated Li Cheng, it was still an internal matter in the end.
Xiao Lin’s reaction disappointed Raymond a little. He used the napkin to wipe his mouth, seemingly wanting to end that boring dinner. He lowered his voice, even though he knew that it was useless. There were many ways for someone to eavesdrop on them.
“Xiao, you’re clearly the year leader for your grade. Actually, elites like us will naturally know more than others. However, because our position is still too low, we’re usually the last to find out about these things. Even though we come from different countries, we only have one status on Planet Norma: humans. So, if there’s anything in the future, we should communicate more!”
After that, Raymond left a piece of paper on the table before standing up to leave. Xiao Lin glanced at it, and on it was a string of numbers. It was obvious that it was Raymond’s private contact. He hesitated for a moment before putting the paper into his pocket.
Xiao Lin still did not know if the American had good intentions or otherwise, but Raymond was right about one thing: they really did need to exchange more information.
Since the new dean had restricted Xiao Lin from entering the New World, then he should just communicate more with those from other academies. No matter how powerful the new dean was, there was no way for the new dean to control the other academies.