Chapter 192: Too gullible!
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What was his background? A monster?
Yan Wang cursed to himself as he witnessed Xiao Luo’s forceful attack that was as powerful as a tiger and wolf. He had not expected this when he tested Xiao Luo, and it had shocked him deeply. Yan Wang regarded himself as skillful but wasn’t a match for Xiao Luo, who had displayed extreme strength and skill. If he really did have to fight with Xiao Luo, he would obviously find himself in a compromising situation. His dignity as an instructor would have suffered considerably.
At this moment, he suddenly wished that he had not done this. Staying in the training camp for too long had made him feel invincible, and he looked down on the people outside the academy. This attitude had caused him to almost embarrass himself on his own territory.
Xiao Luo gave him a way out by not being overly aggressive. He had vented out much of his anger through that single punch he had thrown out.
Since he had already revealed his strength, there was no further need to display his talents. He turned away and left the gym. Nobody stopped him as his show of strength and skill deserved him a day off.
Only after he had left for some time, did the group of Auxiliary police reserves recover, blinking as the emerged from their stupor, their eyes still wide-opened in awe, and swallowing their saliva with great difficulty.
“He’s not just awesome, he’s like a beast!”
“It’s terrifying, he smashed the floor to pieces with just one blow!”
Everyone looked at each other, still horrified as they recovered from their state of shock. Who would have thought that the unassuming guy whose performance had always been mediocre would turn out to be so fierce? Even Yan Wang had not dared to continue the fight and sought a peaceful settlement. They could not make sense of how such a terrifying, explosive force could be unleashed from such a slim and lithe figure.
Even Liu Tieguo, ss a colleague who was close to Xiao Luo, broke into a cold sweat. As he watched Xiao Luo leaving, he murmured to himself, “This brother’s too fierce!”
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After he left the gym, he looked out in the distance, scanning the surrounding landscape. Ahead of him, he could see the tall buildings rising from a nearby town,
one or two kilometers away. The mountain behind the training camp was about six hundred meters above sea level. The air blowing down from the mountain was refreshing, making him feel relaxed and joyful.
Xiao Luo was goofing around when he decided to visit Xiao Ruyi. She was living nearby at the Guangming District.
“Hey.” Someone whispered.
He turned around and saw Gu Qianxue as she approached him, stepping lightly along the path. She had long, flowing hair that reminded him of a waterfall, she stopped about three to four meters away from him and stared at him curiously with her bright, shiny, without blinking.
Xiao Luo looked around and realized there was nobody around, so he pointed at himself and asked, “Are you calling me?”
Gu Qianxue nodded, “You were amazing, I want to spar with you.”
Xiao Luo stunned, smiled apologetically, “Sorry. I’m not in the mood for this!”
He started to walk off as he said those words.
Gu Qianxue blinked then dashed in front of him, spreading her arms wide apart to block him. She remained silent as she gazed at him.
Xiao Luo shook his head and laughed, “Why must you spar with me?”
“It’s because you’re strong and skillful.” Gu Qianxue answered, sounding serious.
I am strong and skillful?
Xiao Luo wanted to laugh as her reason made no sense. “Are all martial artists this competitive?: He thought to himself. Yan Wang acted like this, so did this little girl.
Hence he came up with a convenient excuse to dismiss her, “I’m in a rush, next time.”
“When’s the next time?” Gu Qianxue asked directly.
“Next time is next time, maybe in the afternoon, or tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow. I’ll inform you if I’m free.”
Although Xiao Luo did not favor Gu Qianlin, he did not want to give the wrong impression of himself to Gu Qianxue, the girl before him. It was hard to give her the cold shoulder, especially with her pair of unusually bright and lovely eyes, that lent to her appearance of inexperience and innocence.
He started walking back to the training camp dormitory after he had spoken. With Yan Wang’s permission, he was finally allowed to retrieve his personal belongings. He took off his training suit, changed into his own clothes, and then prepared to leave the camp.
However, he had underestimated Gu Qianxue’s persistence. She was right there in her camouflage suit, waiting for him again, as he exited the dormitory building.
She stood there, tall and upright, looking like a soldier. With a fresh face, she stared at him, cooly with an unflinching calm.
Xiao Luo chose to ignore her, walking directly towards the training camp gate. And, as he strode away, Gu Qianxue also followed closely, just like a little tail behind him. She kept her distance at about four to five meters, and whenever she saw Xiao Luo stopping, she would stop too.
After a while, Xiao Luo could not help but asked her, “Why are you following me?”
Gu Qianxue remained silent for a moment and then spoke out, sounding quite adamant, “I felt that you were avoiding me and did not want to spar with me at all.”
“You could even realize that? What a good job you have done!”
Xiao Luo couldn’t ignore the irony and intentionally spoke in a serious tone, “Sparring requires a good physical condition. After I have recovered to a better condition, I’ll spar with you. Can you stop following me now?”
Gu Qianxue shook her head and said, “No. You’re lying.”
Xiao Luo was feeling a little awkward as nobody ever could determine if he was lying or telling the truth by reading the inflections in his tone and nuances of his facial expression. How could this little girl tell?
“How’d you know that I’m lying?”
Gu Qianxue uttered the two words softly.
Xiao Luo was speechless, then spoke affirmatively, “I can honestly tell you that your feelings are wrong.”
Upon saying that, he turned away and left.
However, Gu Qianxue was still trailing behind him and had been doing so ever since he left the training camp. She acted like a stubborn little wolf pup that had its eyes on its prey.
Xiao Luo stopped again, and feeling a little helpless, he said, “What do you want from me?”
“To spar with you.” Gu Qianxue still said the same thing.
Xiao Luo finally gave in to the little girl. It would make sense to spar in the camp, but to spar on the main road with this many busy cars passing would make people think that they were both nuts.
But Qu Qianxue nodded excitedly and said, “Yes.”
Xiao Luo felt himself crumbling inside. Gu Qianxue resembled a blank sheet paper, but a very stubborn blank sheet of paper. He couldn’t reprimand her loudly even if he wanted to, it wouldn’t change anything. So, he finally thought of a way to deal with her.
“Okay, I accept your request. Do you want to spar? It doesn’t have to be martial arts, we could compete for something else. Let’s compete for speed now.”
He pointed at the N-shaped building a fair distance away, and said, “If you reach there first, I’ll spar with you, in terms of martial arts. If you lose, then stop pestering me and go back to the camp immediately, okay?”
Gu Qianxue glared at that building and carefully thought about it, then nodded and said, “Fine.”
Xiao Luo got into the running position, ready to start, “Let’s start!”
As soon as he finished speaking, Gu Qianxue, without wasting a second, rushed out towards that building like a gush of wind. As she ran past Xiao Luo, he caught a whiff of her fragrance. She was agile like a swallow, swift yet elegant.
2“She’s just too gullible!”
Then it dawned on Xiao Luo, and it surprised him somewhat. It wasn’t just silliness, Gu Qianxue was really like an innocent child, untainted by the ways of the world. She could be easily fooled by a simple trick.
He flagged down a taxi and then left in the opposite direction.