The Favored Son Of Heaven Chapter 135
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Qin Fen knew the temperaments and characters of his drill instructors. Each and every one of them were arrogant and obstinate. If Du Peng had chosen to use his relationships with the top to issue orders down, these drill instructors would simply ignore Du Peng. They wouldn’t think anything of him. They might even strike him during training and give him heavy injuries, making him miss the training camp by staying in the hospital.
Regardless of the result, Du Peng would ultimately be looked down upon by these drill instructors. However, he had chosen this method of independently asking for a spot. This caused the drill instructors to look at him in a different light.
Qin Fen thought about how Du Peng gave Squad Leader Hao a good impression and was happy for his comrade, who was even more stingy with words than Enzo Rota himself.
“The more ice-cold his appearance, the greater the fiery heart that hides beneath.”
These words were once used by Lin Liqiang to tease Enzo Rota. Qin Fen felt that these words were also extremely suited for describing Du Peng.
They turned at a junction, and Qin Fen saw someone he didn’t expect to see. It was the State of Korea’s Park Jong-Hwan.
This young expert of Neo Taekwondo should be staying in the hospital right now. His body currently had a few extra places with bandages wrapped around, and he had a pair of crutches to support his body.
Though he could have clearly had someone push him in a wheelchair, allowing him to get around easily, Park Jong-Hwan decided to use crutches to walk by himself. The pride of a martial artist ran deep into his bones, and it was fully and perfectly revealed at this moment.
Qin Fen looked at Park Jong-Hwan. He suddenly thought about his last fight in the battle network. The martial artists there had also expressed their convictions as martial artists with similar actions.
I can be knocked down. I can be defeated. But I won’t ever be destroyed!
Qin Fen found it to be a bit strange. Whether it was how this man had stood upon Qin Fen’s doorstep to seek revenge or it was how this man would stand in the upcoming recruit tournament, both sides always had a relationship of hostility with each other. Could this man be here to seek revenge?
Park Jong-Hwan slammed his crutches into the ground, letting out a loud sound. He moved bit by bit until he arrived before Qin Fen. Only then did he stop his difficult advancement.
Park Jong-Hwan emotions stirred as he eyed Qin Fen. Very few people could remain calm when facing someone who had inflicted heavy injuries and sent them to the hospital.
A dozen seconds wasn’t an especially long length of time, but in this oppressive atmosphere where the two sides locked gazes but said not a word, a dozen seconds felt extraordinarily long.
Ultimately, Park Jong-Hwan spoke word by word. “Qin Fen. You can only be defeated by me. Before I fight you, you’re not allowed to lose against anyone. The one to defeat you will be me for sure!”
“You came looking for me just to say this?” Qin Fen nodded. “All right. I know now. I also don’t want to lose to anyone for nothing, and that includes you.”
“Oh really?” Park Jong-Hwan’s complexion of suffering that far surpassed what Qin Fen felt. “Do you know Okamoto Takeshi? Okamoto Takeshi of Neo Sumo.”
Qin Fen could feel that this was the reason why Park Jong-Hwan had come searching for him. Thus Qin Fen responded seriously. “I have met him.”
“What do you think about his strength?” Park Jong-Hwan didn’t wait for Qin Fen’s answer. He spoke first. “He’s very strong! He’s truly quite strong! I have sparred with him before. Though I was already injured at the time, I know that even if I am in my peak state, my chances of winning against him are extremely small.”
Qin Fen nodded his head in acknowledgment. “Yes, you’re right. I also feel that he is very strong. He is an opponent very worthy of a fight.”
“You will probably lose!” Park Jong-Hwan’s complexion darkened to an incomparably ugly shade. “I have fought with both of you before, so I can impartially assess both of your strengths. You are a martial artist with four-star strength, and Okamoto Takeshi is also a martial artist with four-star strength. However, there are are still differences between the strengths of martial artists on the four-star level! The chances of you winning against Okamoto Takeshi are no more than thirty percent! Or even twenty percent!”
“Not even twenty percent?” Qin Fen gently wagged his index finger. “I will win! I will certainly win! Are you interested in making a bet? I bet a hundred bucks on myself to win.”
Park Jong-Hwan gazed at Qin Fen with shock. Where in the world did Qin Fen get his confidence? He actually had the mood to make bets under these circumstances?
“So you’re not betting?” Qin Fen was a bit disappointed. “Many thanks for your warning, but I won’t lose. I will win for sure!”
Qin Fen left, and Park Jong-Hwan stared at his back. He was stunned in place for quite a while before he ultimately shook his head powerlessly. “You haven’t fought with Okamoto Takeshi at all. It is impossible for you to know just how terrifying the combination of the Cotton Belly and Great Monument Breaking Hand can be.”
Qin Fen continued to walk forward. He continued to whisper a few words over and over. Squad Leader Hao’s ears perked up as he did his utmost to listen to what Qin Fen was repeating over and over.
“I won’t lose. I will not lose for sure! Before I see my older brother, I will win! I will win all the way! Big brother never encountered a defeat at all in the recruit camp, so I can do it too! I can do it for sure!”
As Squad Leader Hao listened to Qin Fen’s words of near paranoia, Squad Leader Hao felt a shiver run down his spine. At the same time, he felt a great interest come over him in regard to the likely fight between the Neo Sumo wrestler and Qin Fen.
Qin Fen whispered and muttered all the way until he entered Cook’s canteen. Gale Riley, the drill instructor of concealment techniques, had long since been waiting there. He was surprised the moment he saw Qin Fen. Then he studied Qin Fen endlessly with eyes full of interest.
“The kid is here?” Cook placed his ‘tasty and delicious food’ in front of Qin Fen. “I knew you would come, so I made them specifically for you.”
“Thank-you.” Qin Fen began to eat under the watchful gaze of Gale Riley.
Cook realized that there was something off with Gale Riley’s gaze at this time. He asked, “Hey, Mr. Hide-and-Seek. What are you looking so weirdly at Qin Fen for?”
Gale Riley spoke at this moment. His tone seeped indescribably with a gratification. “He has changed. His one trip outside has led to huge changes within him.”
“Changed?” Cook studied Qin Fen carefully as well. He nodded his head, very much agreeing. “You’re right! He has now killed, so his body has that blood aura. He can barely be considered a true soldier.”
“That’s not it. There’s more.” Gale Riley wagged his wrist. “I’m not talking about this. I’m talking about the change with his aura and energy as a martial artist. He clearly has one of the hegemonic ways where only he reigns supreme, yet he can barely hide this aura and energy within his body. This is not just a change in strength. It is a change in the cultivation of martial arts.”
The several drill instructors all studied Qin Fen once more at this time. Gale Riley could be said to be the most capable expert on concealment out of everyone present.
A master of concealment is also a master of vision. Such a person is an expert in concealing his own aura, and such a person often possesses the ability to see through another person’s concealed aura.
Gale Riley was undoubtedly one of the best. His words possessed authority in the hearts of all the drill instructors.
Everyone studied Qin Fen carefully for quite some time before Gale Riley spoke some concluding words. “It looks like going out on the mission has helped you quite a bit.”
Qin Fen smiled, but he didn’t explain. Though he had really benefited from the mission in the Sky Battle Net, this was not the sole source for his increase in strength. The crazy consecutive fights on the Sky Battle Net had helped him enormously as well.
“Drill Instructor Cook, I had a friend look over the nutrient pills you gave me.” Qin Fen didn’t forget about the matter with Enzo Rota as he ate. “He said that he hopes to learn from you for three months.”
Aside from Cook, the drill instructors revealed boundless disdain from their eyes. Though everyone was a rookie in the field of pharmaceuticals, they all knew Cook’s strength in this field. They knew how deep and profound his skills were. They weren’t things that could be learned in three years or even thirty years.
Cook smiled and said, “So three months you say? Not a problem. If he passes my test, even three years is fine with me. However, if he can’t pass, don’t say I haven’t given you face when the time comes Little Qin.”
Qin Fen smiled and continued to eat his meal. Enzo Rota wasn’t someone who liked to toot his own horn. His habitual silence made every word he spoke worth its weight in gold. Anything he said, he could certainly do. Though Cook’s strength was strong in this field, Old Enz’s strength should be enough to shock these drill instructors without any major problems.
Squad Leader Hao was very puzzled over Qin Fen’s calmness. This kid was behaving way too calm. Could it be that his friend had some aspect to him that far exceeded that of ordinary people?
Qin Fen finished enjoying this rich and ‘tasty’ meal. He stood up and gently warmed up his limbs and chest. “Drill Instructor Butcher, are interested in a….”
Qin Fen had yet to finish issuing his challenge when the two chopsticks that Butcher played in his hand turned into two dark streaks of lightning that shot toward Qin Fen’s chest.
Butcher attacked with five-star meteor level strength in the first instance. The attack power of the two chopsticks could pierce wood and shatter stone.
Qin Fen had long since become used to Butcher’s style of attacking without warning. The joint of his ankle suddenly expanded in all directions. The ceramic tiles beneath his feet instantly cracked with countless webs. The Dragon Guard, which he knew all too well, reappeared at this moment, allowing him to dodge the two chopsticks.
Bang! Bang! The two chopsticks were nailed into the wall, and the ends of the chopsticks continued to vibrate, letting out humming sounds. Butcher had already thrown himself upon Qin Fen in an explosive manner. The muscles of his palm rapidly squirmed as they transformed shapes. Its formless sound pierced toward Qin Fen’s heart.
It was the Heart Excising Hand! Butcher pursued the path of slaughter, and he had created his own unique skill. The skill involved compressing muscle to change shape, condensing the hand to become a weapon that’s in no way inferior to a block of steel. He had once relied on this technique to excise the hearts from the bodies of over thirty or so enemies on the battlefield.
Qin Fen didn’t dare to act even the slightest bit negligent at all. His expanded ankle suddenly shrunk, all the expansion of flesh completely shifted to the sole of his feet. The floor shattered in a giant jolt, and as the ceramic tile shattered, Qin Fen flickered to the side of Butcher’s side. The Dragon Elephant Prajna Art, already pressurized, was combined with the Raging Berserker Tide and completely unleashed!
A palm pushed out, generating screaming winds. True energy spurred the blood within the body to surge audibly! Butcher only felt the scene before his eyes turn pitch-black. It was really as if he stood in the middle of the ocean. He hastily loosened his killer knife hand strike, and the muscles of his arms and forearms rapidly expanded. The muscles bulged wide, forming two shields of flesh that forcefully rammed over.
Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang!
Qin Fen unleashed his palms without holding anything back. Each wave grew stronger than the previous, and he simply forced the five-star meteor level Butcher to fly out the canteen. Butcher’s body heavily smashed into a tree, large enough that two people needed to hold hands to wrap their arms around, before stopping.
The large tree, often calm, let out rustling sounds, and quite a number of leaves fell down slowly from its branches.
Qin Fen seized dominance in one move. He didn’t go chasing after Butcher. He had ample confidence is this attack of his.