Keyboard Immortal - Chapter 262: Clinging On
“Come in first.” Zu An turned to the side and gestured for her to come in. It really would be embarrassing if a passerby saw him standing naked outside like this.
Shang Liuyu gave his exposed upper body another look, but after a bit of hesitation, she was still no match for her curiosity. She entered in a graceful manner.
Zu An closed the door and said, “We ran into an assassin on the way to the academy, so my mind was a bit on edge.”
“Assassin? Someone wants you dead?” Shang Liuyu’s beautiful eyebrows frowned slightly. She couldn’t think of anyone who was brazen enough to attack him out in the open. After all, he was already not just Chu clan’s young master, but also an academy teacher.
“Blackwind Stockade’s Chen Xuan.” Zu An filled up a basin of water, and then he explained what happened while wiping away the horse blood all over him.
Shang Liuyu turned her head awkwardly to the side, pretending to admire the garden’s scenery. “Blackwind Stockade’s Chen Xuan? How did you end up provoking him?”
“He is brothers with Silverhook Casino’s Mei Chaofeng.” Even though the two hadn’t spent that much time together, Zu An still trusted Shang Liuyu’s character. He didn’t feel like there was a need to hide anything from her.
“So that’s what happened,” Shang Liuyu said a gentle voice, “I heard Chen Xuan is at the sixth rank. What are you going to do now?”
“Don’t worry. I’ve always been a tenacious fella, I won’t die that easily!” Zu An said with a smile.
But inside, he didn’t feel that great at all. He would still have a chance once the Phoenix Nirvana Sutra kicked in if they fought head on.
However, Chen Xuan didn’t have any intention of doing this! He went straight for the assassination route. He was lucky to have been alerted by the Rage points this time, but no one knew if his luck would still be that good next time.
Shang Liuyu pondered for a bit, and then she fished out a pendant-like object. “Keep this with you. It might be able to save your life at a crucial moment.”
“What is it?” Zu An thought that it was a jade pendant at first, but after looking it over in his hands, he found that it was much thinner than a normal jade pendant. It’s quite pretty though. This white thing is reflecting a bit of faint blue light.
After a bit of hesitation, Shang Liuyu replied, “You can just treat it as a jade pendant. It can help you block a single fatal attack. But remember, it will immediately shatter after blocking this attack, so you will be on your own afterwards.”
“It’s already really amazing even if it can only block a single fatal attack!” Zu An never expected this little thing to be that useful. He was a bit stumped for words. He returned it in a hurry and said, “There’s no way I can accept something so precious!”
Shang Liuyu smiled. She didn’t take it back. “Even the most precious item cannot be as precious as a life. You can just take it. I really do not wish to see a rare friend lose his life just like that.”
“Alright, I won’t reject your kindness then. This really is something I need right now.” Zu An put away this ‘jade pendant’. “But I don’t have anything to give you in return at all… do you want money?”
He didn’t have anything precious on him right now. Those heaven grade ki stones were Mi Li’s, so he didn’t dare to give them away after she scolded him. He didn’t have any Marrow Cleansing Pills either. Even if he did, Shang Liuyu didn’t even seem like the type who cared that much about cultivating, killing, and stuff like that.
The only things of value on him were banknotes. Otherwise… he couldn’t just offer his body, right?
He didn’t really mind, but she obviously wouldn’t agree.
Shang Liuyu revealed a closed smile. “I’ll pass on the banknotes, but I am indeed a bit curious about what went on in the dungeon. You seem to have changed quite a bit after coming out.”
“No problem!” Zu An thought to himself, of course I changed a lot! I’ve graduated from being a virgin! Wait… was she really able to tell?
“Put on some clothes first.” When she saw him stand up, all of that masculinity hitting her in the face made her turn her head awkwardly. She thought to herself this fella seems delicate and dainty before, but he’s actually like this without his clothes on.
“I’ve been lacking in manners, haha.” Zu An was used to being shirtless in his past world. He was just about done with the cleaning, so after putting some clothes on in a hurry, he told her everything that happened in the dungeon.
He was quite the good storyteller, so his story sounded exceptionally thrilling.
Of course, he had to leave out some things because of his promise with Mi Li.
But even so, Shang Liuyu was astonished. “Many Brightmoon Academy students have entered the dungeon throughout the years, but all of their experiences added up together pales in comparison to yours!”
Zu An laughed proudly. “But of course! This just proves that I’m the chosen one!”
“I really like this optimistic version of you.” Shang Liuyu had a gentle smile on her face. This smile was like a comfortable autumn breeze that soothed the soul.
“Oh, I should return that conch I borrowed from you last time.” Zu An fumbled about his pockets as he spoke. He suddenly froze up.
Only now did he remember that he lent Qiu Honglei his jacket last night. He forgot to take that conch out.
Seeing his awkward expression, Shang Liuyu said with a smile, “What’s wrong? Did you accidentally lose it?”
“I definitely didn’t lose it, I left it in a different jacket.” Zu An was extremely embarrassed. “I’ll bring it to you next time.”
“There’s no rush.” Shang Liuyu got up and said, “I have to teach my class now too. Let’s talk some more next time.”
As he watched her figure drift into the distance, Zu An thought to himself no wonder she has such a great reputation in the academy. How can anyone dislike her?
Zu An had to get to class too. Of course, it wasn’t as a teacher. Arithmetics is only an elective in Brightmoon Academy, so there weren’t that many classes.
That was why he still spent most of his time listening to the lectures of his ‘colleagues’ in the yellow class.
But when he had just reached his class door, a hint of fragrance wafted over. An icily arrogant and dignified voice sounded by his ears. “Follow me to my office.”
The voice was of a completely unquestionable tone. Who dares to talk to me with this type of tone?! Aren’t you telling me to skip class here?
But when he turned around and saw those elegant glasses, the body-hugging outfit, and those stunning long legs, flattery immediately filled his face. “Understood, gorgeous principal!”
All of the students reached their heads out of the window when they saw these two leave together.
Among them, Wei Suo’s neck was definitely stretched the furthest. He immediately said with a gasp, “Principal is wearing skin tone tights again today! She seems to be quite fond of this style recently. Why doesn’t she wear some black tights?”
“What do you know? I think skin tone looks great.” A scoff sounded from the side.
“Pah! Of course black looks the best!” Another student supported Wei Suo.
“If you ask me though, gray is more spicy.” Someone else brought up a different opinion.
A group of students suddenly got extremely worked up. At this time, another quite and feeble voice sounded:
“Um… do none of you like white tights?”
The others all turned around towards him, shouting in unison, “Pervert!”
Zu An followed behind Jiang Luofu. His eyes were glued to her swinging rear view. Every single step seemed to have reached perfection in both cadence and beauty.
If her stride was even a bit longer, then it might seem a bit vulgar, a bit less and it wouldn’t fully display her natural mature charm.
The principal really is amazing!
Zu An sighed with praise. Meanwhile, he really couldn’t figure out why that pervert Ji Dengtu didn’t have any interest in her.
Please don’t tell me the principal isn’t some crazy crossdresser!
Zu An’s mind went cold with fright. He immediately examined her carefully.
In the end, he was certain that she was the most outstanding woman among women.
As such, Ji Dengtu’s case really was worth pondering over.
While he was lost in his own thoughts, Jiang Luofu’s voice suddenly sounded by his ears. “Close the door.”
“Oh…” Only now did Zu An snap out of his daze, realizing that the two of them had already arrived at her office.
Once the heavy door was closed, Jiang Luofu casually kicked off her heels to the side and found a chair to recline into. Those long legs that made countless men go crazy were propped up on a stool.
Her skirt was quite similar to the pencil skirts of Zu An’s past world. It was difficult for her skirt to cover everything.
Zu An really had to give it to her here. He clearly couldn’t see a thing, yet there was still endless temptation.
“Do I look good?” Jiang Luofu’s teasing voice sounded.
Zu An shivered. He immediately looked away. “I didn’t see anything?”
Jiang Luofu harrumphed. “Then who was it that kept staring at me when you followed me here?”
Zu An’s thick skin immediately activated. He hurriedly explained, “I was studying the respected principal’s gait! Your cultivation is amazingly profound, even your walking is rich in cultivation insight, so I took a few extra glances in hopes of obtaining a cultivation breakthrough…”
Jiang Luofu couldn’t hold back her laughter. “You really know how to twist words in your favor! Then what do you think? Did you gain any insights?”
Zu An shook his head. “I haven’t studied enough. If the gorgeous principal is willing to let me research and observe earnestly, I might just be able to come up with some unstoppable movement technique.”
Jiang Luofu: “……”
“There is no need for that. The movement technique you displayed during the clan competition is already outstanding enough.”
“No, no, it’s absolutely essential! I am a man who believes self learning has no horizon, I cannot let myself become complacent!” Zu An hurriedly changed the topic out of worry that she would ask about the ‘Sunflower Phantasm’.
“Enough, let’s talk about more important matters.” Jiang Luofu rolled her eyes at him. “I heard that you were attacked by Great Bandit Chen Xuan on your way here?”
“Gorgeous principal, you have to take responsibility!” When Zu An heard this, he immediately ran over to hug her legs, bawling his eyes out.
“What does that have to do with me?!” Jiang Luofu said impatiently, enduring an urge to kick him flying.
“It’s obviously because the gorgeous principal killed Mei Chaofeng! Chen Xuan is self-aware enough to know that he is nothing before you, so he ended up directing all of his hatred at me!” Zu An then explained the relationship between Chen Xuan and Mei Chaofeng and their relationship with the Shi clan.
“No wonder no one could get rid of Chen Xuan after all these years. There was a mole in the upper levels of Brightmoon City! So it was the Shi clan…” Jiang Luofu was so startled by this information she forgot to immediately kick him away.
“Is this enough to bring down the Shi clan?” Zu An immediately asked.
That fella Shi Kun really is like an annoying prick. He even has such a huge family behind him! This type of enemy is way too dangerous.
“How could it be that easy…” Jiang Luofu was just about to reply, but her beautiful brows suddenly furrowed. “Did you touch me enough yet? Let go already!”