Urban Banished Immortal - Chapter 17
The Knowledge Championship Qualifiers
Since Tang Xi requested it, Guo Huai also filled Su Ye’s cup with his wine. The four beauties had their meal with Guo Huai happily.
Upon stepping out of the small restaurant, Guo Huai saw his roommate who was his number-one fan. “Oh, Qian Duoduo you’re here as well.”
“Good to see you, Brother Huai and my fellow sister-in-laws!” Qian Duoduo greeted the five people in front of him, smiling. “I’m here to talk to Brother Huai about some matters, can my fellow sister-in-laws spare us some time?”
“Brother Huai, we’ll go back now. Call us if you need anything,” Tang Xi said and nodded lightly.
“Xi, did you really fall for the bad guy? Don’t take the stuff you said when you were young seriously. He’s one of the four that people call Wucheng Vile Tetrad. There have been quite a number of rumors about the bad things they have done, especially this naughty boy,” Su Ye said to Tang Xi after returning to their dorm.
“When I graduate, I’ll propose to Guo Huai. I’ve already been planning ahead. It must be special,” Tang Xi said and looked blankly out of the window. “Ye, I’m wondering if you’ll fall for him as well three years later. By then, you’ll really be his bed warmer, heheh.”
“Are you looking for a beating?! Why would I fall for him? I only love the wine in his gourd,” Su Ye said. “I’d only like true heroes, not someone like him.”
“Ye, let’s make a bet. I assure you that you’ll fall for him before you graduate. Don’t worry, I won’t get jealous,” Tang Xi said with a smile.
“What are you talking about? I need to start studying now. The Knowledge Championship qualifier is coming up in two weeks. It’d be embarrassing if I lose,” Su Ye said and immediately ran into her own room.
“Duoduo, what did you want to talk about?” Guo Huai asked after sitting down with Qian Duoduo.
“Brother Huai, well...” Qian Duoduo said as he rubbed his hands.
“You were eavesdropping when we were talking in the restaurant, weren’t you? Is that a weird hobby of yours?” Guo Huai asked. He used his telepathy ability and immediately knew that Qian Duoduo wanted to ask for some of his wine.
“Brother Huai, I did not intend to eavesdrop,” Qian Duoduo quickly attempted to explain himself. “A minion like me would never eavesdrop on you, boss. However, Brother Huai, can you let me have a taste of your amazing wine? Back then, Sun Wukong even gave Zhu Bajie, his minion, some precious ginseng.”
“Hahah, I can give you the wine. However, you must tell me about Combat Championship. You should be familiar with it, right?” Guo Huai said as a cup of wine appeared in his hands.
“You asked the right person. Back then, I was the only one from Wucheng Subhigh to compete in both Combat Championship and Knowledge Championship. Although I got a mediocre placing for Combat Championship, I got first place in last year’s Knowledge Championship in this school. Back then, everyone in the school knew my contribution,” Qian Duoduo said with a smile.
“There’s a Knowledge Competition?” Guo Huai got shocked and asked. He no longer activated his telepathy ability. If he cast the spell too often, Jade Emperor could seal his powers any day, depending on his mood. At that time, he would be doomed.
“I’ll first have a taste of this wine that even the top-ranked beauties can go crazy for,” Qian Duoduo said before downing the entire cup at once.
“Brother Huai, no, Master Huai, what do you want me to do? To murder, to rob, to rape, I’ll do everything! From now on, my body belongs to you, my brother,” Qian Duoduo said excitedly before licking the cup once again.
“Don’t be disgusting. Tell me more about the two championships. If I’m satisfied with your answer, I’ll fill your cup up,” Guo Huai said before drinking directly from his wine gourd.
“My sister-in-laws already explained Combat Championship very well earlier. The incident where Kong Xuan brought Murong Weiwei to win the competition will not be forgotten. Of course, Brother Huai is much stronger than Kong Xuan,” Qian Duoduo said quickly.
“The Knowledge Championship qualifiers of Wucheng Subhigh will begin really soon. Only students from year ten can participate. Right now on the forum, there’s a name list of everyone participating this time, my four sister-in-laws included. There are a total of twenty-eight participants in the qualifier this time, but only seven finalists will represent the school for the real thing,” Qian Duoduo rapidly finished the last sentence while looking at the wine gourd which was in Guo Huai’s hands.
“The Knowledge Competition includes compulsory and optional questions. The content covered is basically every subject to test on our general knowledge. Back then, I used my solid understanding of computers to represent Wucheng Subhigh to take part in the competition,” Qian Duoduo licked his lips as he said.
“Here’s half a cup, go on,” Guo Huai said and filled Qian Duoduo’s cup half-full.
Qian Duoduo stared at the seven-colored liquid in the cup and licked his lips, not drinking even a sip. I can’t drink the wine this way. I have to save it and slowly savour its taste, Qian Duoduo thought.
“Brother Huai, Beauty Weiwei asked you make her fall for you. I’m an expert when it comes to love. Let me tell you, if you want to fulfill her wish, the most direct way is right in front of you,” Qian Duoduo said and snickered.
Guo Huai filled the cup up with the wine in his gourd.
“You should participate in the Knowledge Championship qualifiers and represent the school, then get first place,” Qian Duoduo said loudly. “Of course, I bet this would be rather tough for Brother Huai.”
“How do I become a contestant in the qualifiers?” Guo Huai asked.
“If Brother Huai really wants to compete, I’ll handle it for you,” Qian Duoduo said with a smile. “However, let me remind you. The qualifiers will be broadcasted live on our forum. It’d be awfully embarrassing if you’re not competent.”
“Drink it!’ Guo Huai said, smiling. “After finishing this cup, I’ll fill it up fully once again. However, you have to get me into the qualifiers. Hahah this is interesting. After all these years I have only been embarrassed once.”
“Brother Huai, don’t worry, let me take care of it,” Qian Duoduo said and went back to his dorm with the wine cup.
“Bring the cup back to me when you finish the wine. If you break or lose it, you’ll be done for,” Guo Huai shouted at Qian Duoduo’s back.
“Brother Huai Enters the Knowledge Championship Qualifiers,” a new forum post went online, with the picture of Guo Huai and the four beauties attached. “Whoever supports this, give this post a thumbs up,” within fifteen minutes, the post got over a thousand and five hundred thumbs ups, exceeding half the number of the students in school. After that, Guo Huai’s name appeared in the name list.
“Brother Sheng, that kid has four beauties to himself. Why did you give this post a thumbs up? Do you want him to participate in the qualifiers?” a student from year eleven Class One said.
“Don’t you know that the higher you climb, the harder you fall? Since he wants to climb this high, we should support him. We’ll be able to see him getting wrecked in the qualifiers,” Wei Qiangsheng said, smiling. “I finally know who this kid is. Have you heard of Wucheng Vile Tetrad? According to rumors from Ninth High School, Guo Huai is a good-for-nothing kid who only understands a few English words from romance movies, and nothing else. Unless he’s an immortal, he’s just waiting to be ashamed at this point.”
Ten days later, the same Wei Qiangsheng said with an astonished expression, “Immortal… He’s really an immortal!”