617 Returning to the White Capital
On the next morning, Lin Huang returned to the Martial Hunter College after bidding farewell to Mr. Fu. Liu Ming had handed over the role as Dean to the new Dean and headed to Division 3. Although he had given the door passcode to Lin Huang before he left, to prevent people from knowing how close he was to Mr. Fu, Lin Huang decided not to stay in the villa Liu Ming was staying at. Instead, he checked into a hotel that was near the college.
The hotel was less than 300 meters from the college. After settling the check-in process, Lin Huang ambled to the Martial Hunter College. The security guard recognized him at once and greeted him immediately.
"Sir Lin, you're back."
"I've some errands to run in the White Capital, so I thought I'd drop by." Lin Huang nodded and smiled.
After a short chat with the security guard, Lin Huang entered the college. Looking at the environment that he had familiarized with for half a year, his emotions welled up. He had spent most of the year in the college with Lin Xin; more than the time they had spent together at their home in Winter City. The time he spent at the college was the most relaxed time that he had in this world. Although his days had been packed, his life was calm without the pressure that he had always had before. However, such peace was fated to be short in this world.
He then walked to the Sword Dao office. He planned to visit Qin Tianxing and the other colleagues to check on his students during this trip. He knocked on the door while grinning, taking Zhang Xu and Yu Fei by surprise.
"Lin Huang, why are you back?" Yu Fei smiled as she asked. As one of the two ladies in Sword Dao faculty besides Mu Xiaolan, she looked reserved on the outside, but she was lively once she warmed up.
"Are you teaching again?" Zhang Xu asked. Although he and Lin Huang had some misunderstanding earlier, it was all over now.
"No, I've something to do in the White Capital, so I thought I'd drop by," Lin Huang said as he noticed Zhang Xu's relief.
"Isn't Old Qin teaching Sword Dao Class 1 today? Why isn't he here?"
"He has resigned. He resigned at the beginning of the semester. I called him, but he didn't pick up. Nobody knows what he's doing now." Zhang Xu shook his head.
"Then, how about the class…" Lin Huang had not finished his question, but he could guess what the answer was.
"Zhang Xu is teaching his class," Yu Fei replied.
Lin Huang now understood why Zhang Xu was relieved when he confirmed that he was not back to teach.
"So, who's teaching Class 2 now?" Lin Huang asked.
"A transcendent-level teacher that was sent from the Union College." Zhang Xu was upset. Unless he had many years of teaching experience and was related to the Vice Dean, he would not be able to teach Class 1. The teacher that was sent from the Union College was excellent so he would be able to teach Class 1 after teaching for two years.
"Getting the holy fire-level Life Fire is much easier than you imagined. After determining the Life Fire monster and the monster's weaknesses, just get a few friends with you to kill it. As long as you're well prepared before the trip, it's not difficult to kill. You haven't even started the battle yet, and you're scared of holy fire-level monsters without even trying. You won't be able to even perform up to 80% of your ability, that's why you failed again and again. You're an old-time hunter. You should know that most times, the difference in combat level isn't the same with the difference in ability. Holy fire-level monsters are really not as scary as you think."
Lin Huang patted Zhang Xu's shoulder and left.
"Holy fire-level…" Looking at Lin Huang walking away, Zhang Xu clenched his fists.
"I didn't expect Old Qin to resign…" Lin Huang called Qin Tianxing's number after leaving the office. His answering machine informed him that he was not within the service area.
"That means he's either in the ruins or he kept his Emperor's Heart Ring."
Lin Huang shook his head and walked to the building where Class 2 was. He hid on top of a tree that was 100 meters away from the cultural studies to watch his students. Most of them were paying attention in class while a few were not. They were doing well overall. One of them, who was not paying attention, was looking around the field outside the window. Suddenly, he saw Lin Huang who was on the tree. He widened his eyes.
"Sir Lin!" The young man almost screamed out loud.
Lin Huang glared at him and waved his fist, then he pointed at the podium where the teacher was speaking. The young man then looked away. Lin Huang left immediately since he was noticed. A few seconds later, the students peeped at the tree, but Lin Huang was long gone.
Lin Xin had cultural studies as well. Lin Huang knew that she did not have class in the afternoon, so he sent her a message using Ye Xiu's Emperor's Heart Ring before heading back to the hotel.
Lin Xin called Lin Huang when she saw his message after she finished the class.
"Brother, you're back!" Lin Xin jumped excitedly in the video call.
"Yeah. There're too many people that I know in the college. Come to my hotel. We'll talk later." Lin Huang nodded and smiled.
Soon, Lin Xin arrived at the hotel after the call ended.
Lin Huang brought Lin Xin to the private room in the restaurant on the second floor. They started chatting after ordering.
"Brother, didn't you say that you would leave at the end of March or the beginning of April? I thought you've left. Why are you still in Division 7?" Lin Xin thought it was odd.
"Something happened, so my plan got postponed for a month." Lin Huang did not mention Mr. Fu as he did not want to involve her in the matter. "I'll leave in a few days after finishing up some stuff."
"Can you come back during the summer holidays?" Lin Xin asked.
"I don't think so. Something's happened recently. I'll be busy these three years. I might be able to only come back during New Year's Eve." Lin Huang helplessly shrugged as he could not promise to come back during the summer holidays.
"Can you tell me what happened?" Lin Xin asked.
"I can't involve you in this, so it's better that you don't know." Lin Huang shook his head. "Also, don't tell anyone that you're my sister. I'll erase the memories of those who know about you."
Lin Xin had told her roommates that Lin Huang was her cousin. Some of the girls in Class 1 and Class 2 might know about it too.
"Is it the Purple Crow?" Lin Xin asked.
"No, it's even worse than that." Lin Huang's enemy was a demigod who was hiding somewhere, and he had to be careful.
"Oh, yeah. This is for you." Lin Huang passed her a red storage space ring after a moment of silence.
"What's this?" Lin Xin tried to figure out what the ring contained.
"Most of them are fire attributes crystals, and a selection of them are Life Crystals. The fire attribute crystals are for Little 7 (Seventails), and the Life Crystals are for you. People will find out if I send money to you using my account. Use the Life Crystals whenever you need money."
"Later, when we get back to my room, I'll change the ownership of Little 7 to you. It's actually a triple mutated phoenix blood monster. Although it's not a purebred, it will be if its blood thickness is upgraded. Train it well. It's highly possible for it to be upgraded to a purebred. Also, don't show off about it being a triple mutated monster, or else they might steal it from you," Lin Huang advised.
"When are you leaving?" Lin Xin asked.
"Should be tomorrow morning."
After lunch, Lin Huang brought her to his hotel room and swapped Little 7's ownership to Lin Xin. A long hug later, Lin Huang sent her off and waited patiently for the night to come.