Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 702
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The choice was ultimately in his hands.
Would he rip the letter apart, or hand the letter to himself?
Would he choose a comfortable and peaceful life, or a future filled with turbulence?
Xiao Lin struggled and hesitated. The thin letter in his hands felt incredibly heavy at that moment. The scenes in his mind constantly flashed, and finally settled on that vague figure.
In a flash, Xiao Lin suddenly calmed down. Not for his future, and not for his past; for that figure that he could never remember clearly, yet never forget, he knew what he should do.
Xiao Lin stepped forward, knocking on the red door as he said, “Open the door! Delivery!” After that, he left the letter at the front of the door.
He had still been wondering if he needed to hide anywhere if the him from inside came out, but the moment the door opened, Xiao Lin did not even have the chance to see his other self when his entire body was once again swallowed up by the light.
It was as if he was falling into the abyss; a complete sense of weightlessness caused him to quickly lose his bearings. Then, everything slowly turned into a blur as he fell unconscious.
This time, he was dreaming again, and this stream was extraordinarily clear. He dreamt that he opened the letter, entered Dawn Academy, learned various skills and headed into an alien world. He met even more people, and the vague figure in his start slowly started to clear up. He then took part in the semi-finals of the tournament, met Asabanor, entered the river of time, and drifted into s.p.a.ce after Myth ended.
No, this time it was not a dream; they were all things he had actually experienced. It was definitely not an imagined dream!
When he opened his eyes again, Xiao Lin noticed that he was floating in the river of time, and countless golden sands of time were surrounding himself. In front of him stood the figure of an old man with white hair and a pale expression, but it did nothing to hide the sharp glint in his eyes.
“Dean!” Xiao Lin cried out in surprise, but he quickly noticed that he could not talk. In the river of time, after losing his Myth state, there was no way for him to transmit his voice. The old man in front of him was Dawn Academy’s dean. Even if he was only the former dean, strictly speaking, in Xiao Lin’s heart, he would forever be the dean.
The dean smiled and sighed, and his voice quickly reached Xiao Lin’s ears, “Stupid child. You still chose this path in the end.”
Xiao Lin suddenly remembered that dream. After waking up, he already treated the scene where he did not get the letter earlier as a dream. Even though he was full of questions, it seemed to be related to the dean.
The dean saw Xiao Lin’s confusion, and slowly said, “That was not a dream. It was a divergence in time. The river of time is limitless, and each river diverges. Those are also branches of reality, and it was a reality where you did not come to Dawn Academy. You could have chosen to live peacefully in that world, and it was the only chance you had to choose again. Are you sure you don’t regret it?”
Xiao Lin understood it then. He silently looked at the dean’s bright eyes, but did not say anything. His gaze already said all he could.
He did not regret it.
“I understand.” The dean sighed. “Since that’s the case, I’ll send you back. However, after this, it will all be up to you.”
Xiao Lin’s eyes suddenly felt a little wet as he seemed to understand something, because the dean’s bright eyes were dimming. He seemed to feel the life in the dean’s body rapidly dispersing.
“Stupid child, don’t think too much. I was already a dead man, and if the last bits of my life can save someone who still has a future, I can die happy. You have to remember that, when you go back, the New World and Earth’s benefits are one and the same. The enemies we have to face are the same, which is why I’ve always tried to resolve the hate between the two parties. It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t do enough. I’ll have to leave it to the future generation now. There are still those with the same ideals in Dawn Academy. Go look for them, then go look for what Ivan left behind. Find the very fabric of this world, and when the time comes, all your questions will be answered, not only in the New World, but even on Earth…”
The dean’s words were speeding up, and in the end, they suddenly stopped. He still had a lot to say, but he did not have enough time. His life was just like a candle that was on its last legs. He finally reached the end, and he took a deep breath, summoning his long staff and waving it at Xiao Lin. A ray of light shot out from the three gems on the staff and enveloped Xiao Lin within.
At the same time, Gu Xiaoyue was at the end of breaking the code. Even though the Reverse G.o.d Sealing Array was complicated, she still managed to forcibly unlock the formation’s core through coding.
Outside, a suddenly shocking sound caused Chen Dao and Cheng Ming to jump with shock. When they looked up, in the sky, a gigantic formation slowly formed. The center of the formation was a golden pa.s.sage.
“Gu Xiaoyue, you succeeded! The Reverse G.o.d Sealing Array is activated again!”
“Even the wormhole was activated!”
As the two of them cheered, Gu Xiaoyue was at a loss. She climbed out of the dark room, and when she looked at the lights in the sky, her expression was confused. She might have reactivated the Reverse G.o.d Sealing Array, but she could do nothing about the wormhole. Even just now, she felt that someone had helped her even with the Reverse G.o.d Sealing Array, or it would not have been so smooth.
However, no matter what the reason was, they succeeded.
“Will Xiao Lin come out?” Cheng Ming asked.
Gu Xiaoyue shook her head. It was already outside her scope of understanding.
“Look!” Chen Dao suddenly cried out, his eyes fixed on the sky.
In the middle of the formation in the sky, in the wormhole, a black figure suddenly shot out. It was very fast and very vague, but it had still caught Chen Dao’s attention.
However, the figure did not drop nearby. Like a meteor, it rapidly fell somewhere far away instead. It was just a flash, and practically no one noticed it that night.
At seemingly the same time, within Dawn Academy, the news quickly spread. The former dean had pa.s.sed away that night. Considering the fact that Dawn Academy was in a state of war, the new dean chose to keep the news a secret.
An era had ended just then.