Arcadia Chronicles: The Story Of Lien Hua Chapter 15
Looking at the device that had laid on the Sect Elder's desk, Lien Hua was very fascinated.
What had settled over there was a kind of three-foot golden pedestal with runic motifs that fit inside a stone ellipse-shaped ellipse of white colour about 20 cm long; the whole will not have been higher more than 40-50 cm. Looking at it, Lien Hua thought that it was stunning and could be very well exhibited in some global antiquity museum.
Noticing now that the Sect Elder was looking at her, Lien Hua was confused, she raised her head and looked at him in his intense eyes with curiosity, noting shortly after how her own eyes itched.
Seeing how his class's best disciple was not afraid to cross his eyes with him, Shi Yueh was very surprised. It was not easy to look at a Spirit GrandElder like him in the eyes where all their spiritual power was wild being an open orifice.
Nevertheless, Shi Yueh was not offended. Instead, after discovering that she could also do this, his interest in Lien Hua grew even more, denoting it as an excellent seed for their sect, so being very happy he smiled at her.
At that moment, Shi Yueh had not thought about the fact that there were children in front of him and above all, they were not accustomed to an extreme beauty like his.
As soon as he smiled at Lien Hua, everyone was enchanted by it, but the person most affected was the girl who received the smile.
Lien Hua never met someone so beautiful in her two lives. It was really as if a god had come down from heaven, and he was giving her his attention. After all, Lien Hua was not a saint and above all was straight, so receiving specific attention from such a beautiful and attractive being, made her a little dizzy.
However, thinking about one thing, Lien Hua immediately came out of her state of bewitchment and immediately became pale cadaveric, as if something had frightened her, and she started to shake. However, soon after with a shaking of her head, Lien Hua returned to normal.
Seeing that all his students had been bewitched because of him, he coughed to regain their attention, and it worked.
''Well, now that we are all here i want to introduce you to this device. As you might guess from its name, its name is Spirit Calculator. It serves to calculate your level of cultivation by analyzing your spiritual energy concentration giving an approximate level to it''.
Looking at Lien Hua who was very curious about it, he called her.
''Lien Hua seeing that you were the first to emerge from this embarrassing event. Cough... you can be the first to be tested''
Noticing how he coughed in the middle of his sentence at the mere memory of what happened, Lien Hua thought he was embarrassed and did not blame him for it.
''Of course Sect Elder''
Like that, Lien Hua got up and got down the stairs that led her to the Sect Elder's podium, climbed the small steps that were on the left side and found himself near Shi Yueh. Looking at him again, she could see that he was still angelically beautiful, but at the same time he very tall, she literally came close to his belly.
Lien Hua took her eyes off him when she noticed that he was looking at her. Staying in front of the Spirit Calculator Lien Hua looked towards the Sect Elder with confused eyes.
''Excuse me Sect Elder, how do i do it?''
Noticing that he had forgotten this detail, he was still embarrassed, with a cough to hide the embarrassment he looked towards the Spirit Calculator.
''Just put the palms of your hands facing the stone, and the Spirit Calculator should do it all alone''.
Following all the steps that Shi Yueh had told her, Lien Hua put the palms of her hands on the stone and not even a few seconds later that she placed them she felt as if something was absorbing something. It was a strange feeling as if something had detached from her and was quite uncomfortable.
With a slightly strange face, she looked at the stone that had lit up like a small sun, but its light did not hurt her eyes. After a few seconds, the light decreased, and a number appeared above it.
Looking at the number 2 that had appeared above the stone, Lien Hua was surprised, didn't you have to start at level 1 as in all games and in this world? Looking at her Sect Elder, she could see that he was not surprised, which made her quite suspicious until she thought about what had happened to her this morning with that explosion.
''Well, you're already at the Spirit Scholar Rank 2, you've climbed fast and i'm sure you have already passed the first Impurities Extraction that should occur at this level''.
Saying the last sentence Lien Hua could not be surprised, 'so what i suffered this morning is called Impurities Extraction, very interesting, then first? This assumes there are more than one; interesting' Lien Hua thought as she looked towards the Elder Sect.
''Sect Elder, what is this Impurities Extraction? I think i crossed it this morning''
''Impurities Extraction is a body process of expelling impurities that enter our body when we are born, bringing us more and more to an optimal stage to overcome the Spirit Scholar's rank 10. There are 3 of it, at level 2 the other at level 5 and the last at rank 8 completing the Impurities Extraction' cycle.''
Surprised that there were two other Impurities Extractions, Lien Hua thought about what she had to prepare by hearing the words 'its useful to prepare the body to overcome the rank 10'. However, Lien Hua did not overthink it because she was far away from it and had to think about the present.
Seeing that she had nothing else to ask him, Lien Hua saluted the Sect Elder and went to sit at her place, but seeing that all the disciples in the classroom were looking at her strangely, Lien Hua thought that she had just been quick to climb and people had noticed it.
Ling Tianni was also surprised by this fact, and seeing her so full of admiration, he was annoyed, why she could have that, and he did not? 'She's doing that purposely...Why? Why?' he thought that Lien Hua was mocking him with that proud attitude and got angry.
Lien Hua was only a bit annoyed by this fame and admiration because in the end everyone wanted to be famous, but of course, Lien Hua was not stupid to strut too much, in case she offended someone she couldn't.
However, Lien Hua did not notice the malicious eyes of Ling Tianni in the middle of all the people who were looking at her. Lien Hua noticing how even her two friends were looking at her, gave them the thumbs up making them smile.
After her, Shi Yueh began to call all the people who had learned to cultivate that amounted to no more than five people, Lien Hua, Chen Huang, Lin Yue, Ling Tianni and another middle-low grade child.
One by one they all went to the podium to measure their spiritual strength, and they all came out with the first level, even Ling Tianni who after seeing his level clenched his teeth and looked towards Lien Hua with challenging eyes.
Of course Lien Hua with her still terrestrial mentality didn't pay too much attention to it, and she thought it was a childish stage.
Seeing that the Sect Elder was leaving, Lien Hua with all of the other disciples stood up and greeted him with respect, however, Shi Yueh meanwhile stopped in his footsteps.
''I forgot, tomorrow you should have your first lesson with another Sect Elder for body strengthening. I recommend all of you should give the best of yourself, for the location, the Sect Elder will wait for you in front of this classroom''.
After saying that Shi Yueh left, and the disciples saluted him again with respect.
Meanwhile, Lien Hua turned to her friends and saw them looking somewhere she also looked where they were looking and noticed that they were just looking at a Ling Tianni who was running off furiously. Walking towards them, she tried to distract them from it by changing the argument.
''Well guys, so do we usually go to my house? Ah yes, i want to make you try some-''
As soon as she started talking, Lin Yue looked at her with severe eyes and Lien Hua swallowed the words that were about to come out.
''Lien Hua, do you really think it's funny? What happened to you... you're not a person who takes these situations so lightly''.
Lin Yue was really upset, why was her friend so unaware of what's happening around her? As soon as she started talking, Lin Yue stopped her right away. She was sick of it.
Lien Hua shocked, looked at Lin Yue, it was the first time she spoke to her like that. Lin Yue stared at her and clenched her fists.
''Why do you take Ling Tianni's situation so lightly, don't you think about what might happen in the future because you're letting him go now? Lien Hua, i didn't think you were like that''.
''Look, Lin Yue, its not like th-''
Watching Lin Yue so angry, Lien Hua tried to make excuses, but they were silenced when the latter turned around and left without looking at her face.
Leaving Lien Hua stunned on the spot, she also looked at Chen Huang who was also looking at her really angry, and left her behind like Lin Yue did.
Lien Hua realized that she was an irresponsible adult who thought that everything children thought were childish jokes and stuff. Looking at their backs, Lien Hua felt a unique void in her heart. She couldn't believe that those with whom she had created such a strong bond were just those that she underestimated, children.