Chapter 8: I Am That Trash

“Un?”

Zheng Yang stared blankly before his face turned red and darkened.

“I once had a crush on a girl. Then… I was humiliated by her. But this has nothing to do with teacher!”

He once had a crush on a girl and he had once confessed to her excitedly. However, he was humiliated heartlessly by the other party and he felt ashamed of it. He had kept this incident a secret such that not even Mo Xiao was aware of it. How did this teacher know of this?

“Is that for real? Zheng Yang, why didn’t you tell me that you got humiliated by someone? Who is it?” Hearing him admit to it, Mo Xiao was surprised and hurriedly asked him.

“I will tell you about it later!” Zheng Yang shook his head, refusing to say any more about it here. He looked at the teacher before him and said, “Teacher, this is my private affair. I have no idea how you could have knew this, but this should have nothing to do with guiding me in the way of the spear!”

“Nothing to do with it?” Zhang Xuan shook his head. “This has everything to do with it!”

“Everything to do with it?” Zheng Yang was a little doubtful of his words.

What did a broken heart have to do with Zhang Xuan guiding him?

“Your spear is decisive and powerful. This is just like your personality. No matter what you do, you always charge straight ahead without thinking about the consequences! This should have been a good thing. Warriors should be like that, charging ahead without concerning themselves with minor things!” Zhang Xuan looked at Zheng Yang calmly. “However, it is a pity that after your emotional experience, fear started to sprout within you. You fear rejection and you fear humiliation! There is hesitation in your spear. With that additional hesitation, your strength greatly reduces!”

“You…. You… You could see all these from my spear? You could tell that I was once heartbroken? You could tell my personality?”

Zheng Yang was shocked.

The words of the other party weren’t wrong. Rather, they were too correct, there wasn’t even a single error in it.

His personality was straightforward and in this past, this allowed him to charge ahead bravely without fear. Yet, due to that emotional experience, he started to become timid and hesitant in everything he did.

For him to be capable of telling all these through his spear, even his heartbreak, what kind of eyes did he possess?

When did such an impressive teacher appear in the academy?

He felt as though he is going crazy.

Previously, when he visited the number 1 spear teacher Wang Chao to request for him to accept him as a student, Wang Chao only told him that he had yet to grasp the crux of the way of the spear. As for the reason behind it, he couldn’t really tell. However, with just a single look, the man before him could tell that he had a history of heartbreak and that his skills stagnated due to the emotional trauma from it. Could this teacher’s ability to discern… be stronger than Wang Chao?

“This is normal!” Zhang Xuan gestured with his hand, a look of an expert appearing on his face. “The spear is a reflection of one’s heart. If one’s heart isn’t clear, the skills they display through it would be dark! Even though your skills with the spear is coherent, it feels as though there is something shrouding it, something that you are unable to make sense of, something that you are unable to sever from you. With just one look, I can tell that it is definitely a crush!”

“This…”

This time, not only did Zheng Yang’s face crumbles, even the mouth of Mo Xiao beside him was opened so wide that an egg could soon be stuffed inside it.

[What the heck, are you for real?

Just by looking at one’s skill with the spears, you can tell that emotions are shrouding it, and the unable to make sense of and unable to sever… Are these still the eyes of a human?]

Mo Xiao and Zheng Yang stared at one another, disbelief appearing in both of their eyes.

“Teacher, can you help me take a look as well?”

After the shock, Mo Xiao stepped forward with a look of desire on his face. Regardless of whether Zhang Xuan was agreeable or not, the spear in his hands trembled and he began to execute his moves.

He executed the same moves as Zheng Yang, just that they were stronger and much more fluid.

Just by his skills with the spear itself, he was indeed better than Zheng Yang. It was no wonder that Wang Chao laoshi chose him and not Zheng Yang.

Hu!

After a gust of wind, Mo Xiao retracted his spear and stood up straight.

When his spear moved, he was like an unparalleled frenzied demon. When his strength overflowed, even gods and spirits dared not approach. When his spear retracted, he stood quietly just like a statue.

With a movement of his hands and feet, his disposition changed.

Although he couldn’t be considered to be strong, being at Fighter One-dan, he could be considered to have walked quite a distance in the way of the spear.

“You have a weak stomach. If I am not wrong, you even suffered diarrhea today!”

Zhang Xuan’s serene gaze turned towards him.

“Ah?” A shudder passed through Mo Xiao. “Teacher, you could tell that I had diarrhea from my spear?”

Just like what the other party said, his stomach wasn’t doing well today. He already started having diarrhea from yesterday. Today, it got even worse and his body felt weak.

However, this didn’t really affect him much. With a spear in his hand, he still managed to execute his skills at top form such that even Wang Chao laoshi couldn’t stop praising him. Yet, the man before him could see through it in an instant…

Was that for real?

To be able to tell one’s heartbreak and diarrhea just from his spear, what were his eyes made of?

“You want me to guide you? If you want, then acknowledge me as your master!”

Ignoring the shock of the two, Zhang Xuan looked at them calmly.

To be able to tell the condition of them both so simply, the both of them were about to go mad from shock. Yet, it didn’t seem like anything much to him.

The truth was the same as well. When the both of them executed their skills, the Library of Heaven’s Path automatically compiled a book on them both and the heartbreak and diarrhea naturally appeared in the list of their flaws. Zhang Xuan only had to take a look and read them out loud. There wasn’t any difficulty to it at all.

“Disciple Zheng Yang is willing to acknowledge teacher as my mentor!”

Without any hesitation, Zheng Yang immediately kneeled on my floor.

He was truly impressed by Zhang Xuan.

With this kind of eye for discernment, how could his guidance be ordinary?

“Un!” Seeing how Zheng Yang acknowledged him as his master just after he pointed out a flaw of his even before he started guiding him, Zhang Xuan nodded his head satisfactorily. He retrieved a jade token representing his new identity to him and said, “Verify our relationship!”

“Yes!” Without any delay, Zheng Yang immediately dripped blood on it to verify his ownership of the token.

Very quickly, the procedures were completed.

“Since you are now my student, let me give you a suggestion. If you want to be respected in a relationship, you must first hold sufficient strength. Without strength, how could the other party think of you as an equal? Thus, the first thing you have to do is not to be depressed but to open up your mind and focus on your training. You must let the other party know how foolish they were to reject you! You must use your strength to prove to them…” At this point, Zhang Xuan suddenly recalled a very show off book from his previous life and smiled faintly, “The river reverses its flow after thirty years, do not bully the youths just because they are poor!”

“Do not bully the youths just because they are poor?”

Hearing those words, Zheng Yang felt a burning sensation in his chest. He felt so agitated that his face turned entirely red and his body trembled uncontrollably.

As a person born in this world, how could Zheng Yang possibly have heard of those words!

In that instant, his battle will seemed to have been lit.

The depressed emotions he welled up from his heartbreak seemed to shine brightly like diamonds.

“Try executing your skills again!”

Seeing how he had broken out of his shell, Zhang Xuan gestured.

“Alright!”

Without saying anything, with the spear in his hands, Zheng Yang’s disposition changed in an instant. It was completely different from his disposition previously.

Hong hong hong hong!

His spear swept about as his aura rumbled. Powerful strength was exerted through the spear and scattered into the surrounding, shaking the entire room.

Peng!

At the end of his spear routine, he sent a horizontal stab towards the rock pillar.

A deafening reverberation and a line of digits appeared on it.

235!

To think it would be 235kg!

Previously, when he used his full strength, it was only 110. With just a pointer, his strength increased by more than a single fold!

“Thank you, teacher!”

Seeing the numbers, the doubts in Zheng Yang vanished. He kneeled onto the floor. At this moment, he was truly convinced in the capabilities of the teacher before him.

“Incredible!”

Looking at the numbers on the rock pillar, Mo Xiao couldn’t help but turn red as his entire body trembled.

He was delighted over finding a good teacher for his good brother. Yet, he felt disappointed at the same time.

Previously, when Wang Chao guided him, his strength only increased by 30%.

Yet, the teacher before him enhanced Zheng Yang’s strength by more than a fold!

If only he had known that this nameless teacher was that formidable, he wouldn’t have wasted his effort to look for Wang Chao and would have immediately acknowledged him as his teacher.

At this moment, he felt a little regretful.

However, doubt sprouted in his mind. How could such a formidable spear teacher remain unknown?

He couldn’t resist asking, “Teacher, since you have accepted Zheng Yang as your student, could we have the honor of knowing your name…”

Hearing his words, Zheng Yang looked over as well.

He was completely impressed by this teacher, but at this moment, he realised that he didn’t even know his name!

“I am Zhang Xuan!” Zhang Xuan replied calmly.

“Zhang Xuan? That name sounds familiar…”

Hearing that name, Mo Xiao pondered for a moment. Then, something came to mind and his eyes narrowed. His lips quivered uncontrollably as he asked, “I seem to recall… The trash teacher who scored zero points for his Teacher Qualification Examination is also called Zhang Xuan. It seems that teacher, you… have the same name as him!”

“Un, I am that trash!”

Zhang Xuan nodded his head.

“Ah…”

Zheng Yang and Mo Xiao were petrified.

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