Meng Qing jumped back through the air and landed next to Lin Feng. She looked like nothing had just happened.
The entire crowd was gasping in astonishment. They couldn’t believe what they had just seen with their own eyes. They couldn’t believe that such a beautiful and innocent looking girl could be so strong and had injured the evil looking man in blue clothes.
The middle aged man in blue clothes was ridiculous. He had come to capture Lin Feng and he had ended up being scared to death by Meng Qing yet still attempted to show off until the end.
“Are you alright?” asked Meng Qing to Lin Feng with an indifferent tone. Lin Feng smiled wryly. He wished she could sound more tender and affectionate but it seemed like that was impossible for her. Even if she showed him that she was worried about him, her tone was always indifferent.
“I’m alright. Just a small scratch.” said Lin Feng while shaking his head and smiling at Meng Qing.
The middle aged man in blue clothes had almost killed Lin Feng. Fortunately, Lin Feng had reacted quickly enough to avoid the strike being fatal.
“I’m quite strong now but I’m still much weaker than a cultivator of the Xuan Qi layer. There is a colossal gap between us.” thought Lin Feng. He wished he could rapidly become stronger as he knew how weak he currently compared to others.
Meng Qing looked at Lin Feng’s wound but said nothing. She just went behind him once again.
“Let’s go back.” said Lin Feng and then looked at the vice-principal and said: “Vice-principal, we’re off.”
“Alright.” said the vice-principal while smiling warmly. Deep in his heart, he was also amazed by Meng Qing’s strength.
That divine-looking girl was strong, extremely strong.
Besides, the vice-principal had the impression that Meng Qing hadn’t used all of her strength and was still hiding her true power.
Lin Feng glanced at the crowd and said coldly: “Remember everything that happened here today. If you provoke me, don’t blame me for being impolite.” when he finished talking, Lin Feng started walking back to the palace.
The crowd was stupefied. They suddenly thought of Hei Mo. They thought that Hei Mo had been unable to touch Lin Feng because Wen Ao Xue had protected him when he came to the military students palace.
The crowd was stupefied because they thought that Lin Feng had only acted the way he did because Wen Ao Xue was there. Hei Mo also underestimated Lin Feng’s actual strength. At that moment though, the crowd would never doubt about Lin Feng’s true strength again. He had just mercilessly cut down multiple people of the Ling Qi layer, only requiring a single strike. Lin Feng also had another friend, Meng Qing, who was at the Xuan Qi layer, even Hei Mo would need to be careful when provoking her.
When the crowd thought of Lin Feng’s challenge to Hei Mo, they couldn’t help but be excited. They were really looking forward to watching the battle. Lin Feng had just shown some of his strength, the crowd couldn’t wait to see more.
Even though Meng Qing was definitely the one who had gained the most notoriety, nobody was going to forget Lin Feng’s name either. He was definitely incredibly powerful.
Hei Mo’s strength, Lin Feng’s potential, Hei Mo’s background, Meng Qing’s incredible strength… How would the confrontation between them end?
Lin Feng obviously wasn’t considering what the crowd was thinking. At that moment, Lin Feng wanted to go to the cultivation tower when a sound made him stop.
“Zither!” it was a beautiful melody. Lin Feng could hear someone playing the zither and it was very pleasant to his ears.
“Is it him?” thought Lin Feng who remembered the teacher on the day when he sat the exam to become a military apprentice. The friendly teacher had played the zither for their exam. Lin Feng liked him a lot. The teacher had allowed him to sit the exam twice and admitted that he was wrong to fail him.
The melody that was being played at that moment reminded Lin Feng of the melody the teacher had played, that’s why he was the first person he had thought of.
“What’s wrong?” asked Meng Qing when she saw that Lin Feng had suddenly stopped walking.
“Listen to the melody of the zither.” whispered Lin Feng.
Meng Qing frowned and made a strange face before asking: “Listen to what?”
“The zither.” replied Lin Feng.
“Zither?” asked Meng Qing. She then shook her head and said: “I can’t hear it.”
“Huh?” Lin Feng was dumbstruck. He was unable to be the victim of a hallucination so he could not be wrong. It had to be a zither playing.
Besides, Meng Qing was much stronger than Lin Feng, how could she not hear it?
There was only one explanation, that melody was directed at Lin Feng and he was the only one to hear it.
“Meng Qing, you can go back. I’m going out for a short while.” said Lin Feng who had just realized he might be the only one who can hear the melody. However, Meng Qing immediately shook her head and said without the slightest hesitation: “I’m coming with you.”
Lin Feng was stupefied when he heard her. He then slightly nodded and said: “Alright, let’s go together.”
While walking, Lin Feng listened to the uninterrupted melody.
After a short while, the melody started becoming clearer and clearer.
At that moment, they arrived in a magnificent courtyard. There was an ancient pavilion such as the ones they built in ancient China. The grass was green and there were small ponds and streams inside.
Suddenly, magnificent scenery had appeared in front of them.
There was a forest of peach trees in blossom. The flowers and leaves were fluttering in the wind and a sweet fragrance invaded Lin Feng and Meng Qing’s nose.
“What a wonderful place. I would have never thought that there was such a place within the academy.” said Lin Feng while gasping in amazement. The palaces were imposing and magnificent but were totally different from this scenery.
The other buildings made you want to become strong and practice to become stronger but this place just made you want to sit down, smell the peach flowers in blossom and relax.
“How beautiful.” said Meng Qing gasping in amazement as well. She had a peculiar expression on her face.
While walking amongst the peach trees, an ancient pavilion appeared in front of Meng Qing and Lin Feng. There were some tables and chairs made of stone inside.
There was someone sitting inside and he was playing the zither, both hands floating over the strings of the instrument as fluently as a flowing river. Even though Lin Feng and Meng Qing had arrived in front of him, he remained concentrated and kept playing, as if the ten thousand things of creation had nothing to do with him.
That was precisely the teacher who had been in charge of the exam for the military applicants.
Meng Qing suddenly shook her head which surprised Lin Feng.
Lin Feng immediately understood what Meng Qing meant. Even though they had arrived in front of him, she still couldn’t hear the music at all. Lin Feng was probably right about the fact that he was the only one who could hear it.
“What a terrific ability…” thought Lin Feng. He had been able to hear the music from very far away and besides he was the only one who could hear it.
“Cultivation, practice, mental state, Qi layers… where water flows, a canal is formed.” said the teacher in a deep and mystical way to Lin Feng and Meng Qing. Lin Feng was surprised.
“Compassion and kind heartedness for those in need as well as cold-bloodedness to kill those who are evil, those are the two highest achievements of a cultivator. It enables a cultivator to practice faster and more efficiently. Besides, those who show mercy and are kind hearted will not necessarily kill someone. Everything depends on your state of mind, that’s all.”
“The deadly Qi within your body is already thick but your state of mind is the wrong one. Even if you already rapidly improve your strength like this, because you tend forget your original intentions, it prevents you from understanding your true potential.” These few words as well as the unceasing melody of the zither all penetrated into Lin Feng’s eardrums. Lin Feng felt extremely relaxed and serene.
If Lin Feng’s state of mind wasn’t the correct mindset then he would never be able to mature.
Lin Feng understood what the teacher meant and enlightenment flashed through his eyes.