Chapter 536 – Strange Movement
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Mo Fan, are you sure about that?” Ai Tutu asked timidly.
“Don’t worry,” said Mo Fan, thumping his chest confidently.
Even though Ai Tutu wanted to give Mo Fan full marks on his pretentious act, she knew that every student in the top twenty was not easy to deal with after taking part in the two battles. It would be difficult to win with her on the team.
Either way, the matches were still continuing. Not long after, their new opponents appeared before them.
It was obvious that they had just arrived at the place, completely unaware of the situation. A man whose hair was dyed blue with his hands in the pockets walked up to Gu Jian and clapped his shoulder with a smile. “Brother, I will not show any mercy today. Consider yourself unlucky since your opponents are assigned through drawing.”
Gu Jian’s eyes glistened when he saw the man. He said, “So you’re my opponent in the third match… but I’m not the unlucky one.” Gu Jian sent a hostile look at Mo Fan and Ai Tutu.
Li Jie and Liu Xing’s faces turned pale when they saw the man with blue hair.
“This is bad; it’s Xu Mingcong, that guy is stronger than Bai Yulang!” blurted out Li Jie.
“Shit, this is over, losing three matches in a row…even though I wasn’t hoping to secure a nomination among all the experts, I don’t want to lose like this. I can’t explain myself if the result is this bad!” Liu Xing was wearing a gloomy expression too.
“Don’t give up yet, let’s work together!” Mo Fan reassured him.
“You might not know, but that Xu Mingcong is in the top five of the Wind School. His Wind Element will simply stop all our Spells from touching him. He’s unbeatable; how are we going to win?” said Liu Xing.
“You’ll never know if you don’t try.”
Meanwhile, Xu Mingcong had learned the situation from Gu Jian. He was staring at Mo Fan with a disdainful grin.
“Kid, I’ve seen lots of wild-mannered people in Pearl Institute, but I’ve not seen anyone like you. Oh, you don’t need to tell me your name, I don’t have time to remember the names of little shrimps and prawns,” said Xu Mingcong, digging into his ear with his pinky finger. He did not even bother looking at Mo Fan as he spoke.
“You might be a retard if you can’t even remember the guys who beat the crap out of you.”
“HAHAHA, only a few…”
“Only a few students in the entire Pearl Institute would dare to say that to you? Enough with the bullshit, can’t you say something else?” interrupted Mo Fan.
Xu Mingcong was stunned for a moment. Damn, this kid isn’t following the script!
He was indeed trying to say that line, yet Mo Fan had beaten him to it. He had no choice but to snap with a dark expression, “Humph, I can’t wait to see you lick the lawn clean!”
Xu Mingcong’s teammates were experts from other Element Schools too, and fairly close with him. They too were uttering hollow laughs when they saw how arrogant Mo Fan was.
The group of four went to their position on the stage. Judging from their formation, Xu Mingcong was their forward. It was difficult to tell what Elements the other two Magicians had, but the slightly plump woman at the back must be the support of their team.
Mo Fan led his team onto the stage. He suddenly recalled something as he was about to go into the formation. He quickly turned around and asked Liu Xing and Li Jie, “By the way, what Elements are you two?”
Liu Xing and Li Jie palmed their faces, as if they were trying to say ‘Why the hell are you only asking now?’
“My Primary is Water, and my Secondary is Ice,” said Li Jie.
“My Primary is Wind, secondary is Fire,” said Liu Xing.
Ai Tutu simply stood there without telling Mo Fan her Elements, since he already knew what she had.
“Mine is Fire and Lightning,” said Mo Fan to his teammates.
“Oh, oh, very similar to Gu Jian.”
“You two, fire at will when the battle starts; Ai Tutu, try and use your Light Spells to protect us. Our defense is fairly weak,” said Mo Fan.
Ai Tutu nodded. For the very first time, she was extremely obedient.
The three referees had finished their preparations. They declared the start of the battle once the participants were in position.
Xu Mingcong was extremely full of himself. Even after the battle had started, he still had his hands in the pockets, not showing any respect to his opponents.
Liu Xing was the first to complete a Fire Element Star Orbit. A Fire Burst appeared on his palm, which he threw right at Xu Mingcong, who was standing closest to him.
Liu Xing’s fundamentals were solid, and he was able to cast the Fire Burst slightly faster than Mo Fan. Those ranked in the top twenty were not to be underestimated, indeed! The guy was able to complete the Star Orbit so quickly, even though Fire was his second Element…
The Fire Burst in the form of a fireball swept an arc across the air and landed accurately on Xu Mingcong.
Xu Mingcong did not raise his head, nor did he pull his hands out of the pockets, yet his figure suddenly became blurry. As the Fire Burst exploded at where he was standing, the guy had already moved ten meters away. The flames were only devouring the afterimage he left behind.
A grin slowly surfaced on Xu Mingcong’s face. It felt like he was simply standing there, asking to be attacked. Liu Xing who assumed it was mere luck cast the Fire Burst: Rupture once again, but the outcome was the same. Xu Mingcong seemed to be fooling around with Liu Xing, as he only dodged the Spell right at the last second.
“Go on, you should all attack at the same time. Do you really think that slow Basic Spell is going to touch me?” sneered Xu Mingcong scornfully.
Li Jie soon joined the attack. He was planning to use his Ice Spread to hinder Xu Mingcong’s movements, before using Ice Lock to deal a critical blow to him…
However, Xu Mingcong was able to dodge that with ease too. Even after Li Jie had cast an Intermediate Ice Spell, he was able to weave among the Spells easily with another Basic Spell, Fleeing Shadow.
The combination of Shadow Element and Wind Track made his movements totally unpredictable.
Liu Xing and Li Jie had started using their Intermediate Spells, yet Xu Mingcong continued to challenge them with his Fleeing Shadow and Wind Track. His hands remained in his pockets throughout the battle, some girls were cheering for him because of how cool he looked.
“That guy’s movement is almost on par with Zhang Xiaohou’s,” murmured Mo Fan.
However, Mo Fan had already come up with an evil idea. His eyes flickered, cunning as a fox.
A burst of flame ignited on Mo Fan’s palm. He did not draw a Star Pattern, as its aura was too obvious, which would easily attract his opponents’ attention.
He was also using Fire Burst. Mo Fan threw the spell forward, secretly blending it with Liu Xing and Li Jie’s attacks.