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Today was the first day of class. Personally, I always arrive early. That way I can comfortably chose a place to sit, without working around everyone else. I always feel like the attention is all on me when I come in later than everyone else. I don't like the attention; I would much rather slip in and observe everyone before they can really observe me.
That is one of the reasons why I chose the back of the classroom. Better chance to observe everyone. Kids have easier tells than adults when it comes to their thoughts. They don't really care if it shows on their face, or in their body language. Knowing these things can help, that way you can tell how people think, and which way people lean.
I sat silently in the back, waiting for everyone to come in and studying some of the books I compiled in my library. I had compiled quite a few more books on soul forms and attributes. This stuff was really interesting, each combination required a different cultivation technique. If the cultivation technique was off, then your progress can be slowed down, if not stopped completely. That's one of the reasons a lot of people didn't make it to become demon spiritualists. The Cultivation technique just didn't match up to what they needed.
I am waiting to compile a book on cultivation, that way I can compile a book that is more tailored to my attribute and soul form, rather than compiling a book of a technique that was neutral. Depending on my attribute and soul form my cultivation will progress better to a technique that matches in attributes rather than a neutral technique.
After this class I was going out to see what a soul crystal will cost me. Combined with the saving the previous Chi Kai and my own. I had just over four thousand demon spirit coins. I am hoping that It wont take all of that. Once I know the price of the demon spirit coins, I need to see the price of joining each of the guilds as an apprentice. When I know how much everything costs, then ill decide on what to do first.
The Guild libraries of each guild may have information I might need before I start cultivating. Better to check on prices and then plan on where to spend money. There is also the fact that apprentices can make money by picking up jobs through the guild they are apprenticed through.
It didn't take much longer for everyone to come in. The teacher hadn't arrived yet. Unfortunately for me, I learned that the teacher for our class, Shen Xiu, is from the sacred family. One of the major families. That means she is going hate anyone that isn't apart of a major family. This class is going to be really biased in her favor.
The thirty kids in the class quieted down when the door slid open and a woman walked in. She had a tall figure, was wearing a lavender dress that wrapped tightly against her body, giving an emphasis of her perky chest. She had a pair of slender, white legs, and wore exquisite make-up that made her look beautiful and elegant. Her eyes were full of pride and arrogance. The Sacred Family is one of the three Major families of Glory City. Because she is of noble birth, and a 3-star Silver rank Demon Spiritualist, she naturally has the capital to be prideful.
Having lived another life and being accustomed to my body and hormones her beauty didn't affect me all that much. I had more of a mental fortitude when it came to controlling my hormones than the rest of the boys in class.
As a 3-star Silver rank Demon Spiritualist, she wouldn't normally come here to teach. She only agreed to because her nephew is in this class, Shen Yue.
"Demon Spiritualists and Fighters have five different ranks, which are: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Black Gold and Legend rank. Each rank is then divided into five levels, from 1-star to 5-star.
"A Demon Spiritualist is above a Fighter. We are a truly noble existence. A Demon Spiritualist can form a soul realm within their dantian. They have the ability to integrate a captured demon into their soul realm and then merge with the demon in combat. This allows them to possess matchless strength, which is far above the strength Fighters could compete with." Shen Xiu raised her chin and spoke arrogantly, "Just like me, my demon is a Scarlet Flame Fox."
Suddenly, Shen Xiu's face and hands underwent drastic changes. Her facial shape became sharper, her teeth and nails also became sharper. Finally, a scarlet tail emerged from her back.
"After merging with a demon, I can control its strength as well as gain fire-type abilities. Among the demons, the Scarlet Flame Fox is a Gold rank beast. This means that the highest level I can reach is Gold rank Demon Spiritualist. Of course, after becoming a Gold rank Demon Spiritualist, I can replace it with a more powerful demon."
That wasn't right at all. From what the heaven's path library said that demon spirits had their own cultivation levels and cultivation growth levels as well. This lady is just another one of the stupid, stagnant, nobles who don't question or study anything!
If she can screw up something has basic as this then it Looks like I am going to have to study most of this myself. How arrogant do you have to be to think that you have EVERYTHING figured out.
-Nie Li's POV-
As Shen Xiu continued lecturing on the stage, I was sitting in the back row. My mind was in a trance as My soul floated around.
After a while, I slowly opened his eyes. I couldn't help being confused by the scene in front of him.
"Where am I?" Nie Li quietly asked himself.
I was utterly shocked as he realized that my hands were a lot smaller and My skin became a lot more tender.
Shen Xiu was on the stage, talking nonstop. I clearly remember that this was the year I joined the Holy Orchard institute. The teacher lecturing was a 3-star Silver rank Demon Spiritualist and was extremely arrogant. Because of her, the motivation I had to learn was almost completely wiped out. It took me years of almost dying to find that spark again.
"I was actually reborn?" I remember being surrounded and attacked by the Sage Emperor and six Deity rank beasts and dying in the battle. It seems my soul was reborn to the time when I was thirteen years old.
I looked towards the side and saw familiar faces: Lu Piao and Du Ze. These brothers that had shared life and death with him are alive, except they looked like they were kids again.
Out of the corner of his eye, he caught the sight of someone. Chi Kai, he wasn't here the last time. He was positive that the boy had died before coming to Holy Orchard Institute. The Heavenly marks family, and the Tian Kui had strong ties between them. It had come as a shock, when he had died. There was even a huge funeral last time.
That's when it hit him. His head slowly turned to where he knew she always sat. A few meters away from him, a beautiful flawless face came into his field of vision. It is Ye Ziyun. Although her appearance is only thirteen-fourteen years old, she already looked slender and elegant with purple colored hair pouring down to her waist. She had arched eyebrows, and an intelligent radiance was seen within her eyes. Whenever she smiled, she had deep dimples.
Although she looked a little childish, when she grows up a bit more, she will be extremely beautiful and enchanting. She wore a silk white dress that gave her a kind of unspeakable elegance. In his previous life, he had a deep love for her ever since he was a teen.
'She's not dead!'
I was extremely excited to the point that he almost choked.
"I actually went back in time, is this real? Not a dream?" I asked myself as I pinched himself. The clear pain told him that this wasn't a dream. Suddenly he thought of something.
'The Temporal Demon Spirit Book. It must've been the Temporal Demon Spirit Book!'
I lowered his head and immediately searched for it but couldn't find the Temporal Demon Spirit Book.
I couldn't believe that his rebirth, this mysterious phenomenon that happened to him, was not related to the mysterious Temporal Demon Spirit Book!
That Temporal Demon Spirit Book's creator wasn't known. It's a highly mysterious book that I had always kept with me. I clearly remembered, when I was fighting the Sage Emperor and the six Deity rank beasts, that my blood had thoroughly covered the book. It must have been the Temporal Demon Spirit Book that brought me back to when I was only thirteen.
After seeing all these familiar faces, I drifted into My distant memory.
I remembered when Glory City was under the assault of the Snow Wind beasts. Glory City's guardian, Lord Ye Mo, who was a Legend rank Demon Spiritualist, died in the battle with the beasts among hundreds of thousands of people. Only a few thousand survived and fled to the desert, east of the St. Ancestral Mountain range. During the escape, one survivor after another died in the desert. One day, they were surrounded by the beasts in the desert. Later that night, me and Ye Ziyun sought the comfort of each other's soul.
That night, I had finally embraced the goddess in my heart with my arms.
Under the night sky, the silver moonlight became a hazy veil. Ye Ziyun's exquisite physique, with her crystal-clear skin that looked as though she was molded from a jade sculpture. They embraced each other with a mad passion.
If it wasn't for the destruction of Glory City, and for the dreadful escape, I could never have gotten the favor of Ye Ziyun. I had ridiculously low talent and was from a declining family.
After that night, they encountered another group of beasts and in order to protect me, Ye Ziyun died by the hands of one of the beasts. I could never forget that moment, my one true love taken away from me.
After I experienced the life-threatening attacks, I survived and walked out of the Endless Desert.
Although his talent was low, my survival instincts allowed me to travel throughout the Divine Continent. I came across many people who were fighting the beasts. I also came across many mysterious things, and of course that Temporal Demon Spirit Book. If it wasn't for the book, I wouldn't have been able to come back.
That mysterious Temporal Demon Spirit Book actually brought me back through time!
He was brought back to before Glory City's destruction. Before his parents, family and brother's death in the battle. Before Ye Ziyun's death in the escape.
"Since I'm back, the heavens have given me another chance. I will not let the destruction of Glory City happen again!" I said under my breath, gritting my teeth. I firmly made my decision.
I vaguely remembered that I should have just enrolled into the institute this year and I should be thirteen years old. I wanted to laugh happily, 'I'm back, how great!'
'Sage Emperor, the next time we meet, I'll slaughter you, and avenge my previous life!'
If it wasn't for the destruction of Glory City, me and Ye Ziyun would be from two different worlds. It wouldn't be possible for them to be together. Ye Ziyun was the daughter of Glory City's City Lord, not to mention that her grandfather is the Legend rank Demon Spiritualist Ye Mo. I was from a family who was powerless and was declining. Both of them, in the midst of escape, built up deep feelings for each other.
When Ye Ziyun entered the school, no one in class knew her identity. I only found out about her identity later.
Within Glory City, there are three Major families. The Divine Family, the Sacred Family, and the Snow Wind Family. They represented the supreme power of Glory City, the pinnacle of the noble families. The City Lord was usually chosen from one of these three families. After the three Major families were the seven Noble families and after them were the twelve Aristocratic families.
I belonged to the Heavenly Marks Family, which stood at last place of the Aristocratic families. Although they have a little status, there is an astronomical difference in status when compared to the three Major families and the seven Noble families.
With my background, wanting to be with Ye Ziyun was simply impossible.
But, with a firmness that flashed across my eyes, since I was reborn, is all this of still an issue? Although my foundation is currently poor, with the vast knowledge from his previous life, improving his talent isn't impossible.
"Nie Li, what are you smiling at?" Lu Piao asked, looking puzzled at Nie Li. He was wondering if he has crazy, since he was giggling by himself for quite some time and was even staring at Ye Ziyun with a lecherous look.
"Just being happy! I'm happy to see you, good brother!" I stated as he excitedly hugged Lu Piao. It's a habit from his previous life.
After being ridiculously hugged by Nie Li, Lu Piao muttered angrily, "Oi, Nie Li! Who's your good brother, you gaylord?! Get off of me!"
Lu Piao struggled. They've just started school not long ago. They were only acquainted for only a few days. They were not close enough for this level of intimacy.
I didn't loosen his hug. He looked at Lu Piao seriously and chuckled "No matter what you're thinking, in my heart, you're always my good brother!"
Naturally I couldn't tell Lu Piao the life and death adventures from his previous life.
Looking at Nie Li's gaze, Lu Piao was stunned and couldn't help saying, "Weirdo!"
However, no matter what, the words Nie Li said previously, made him feel moved.
Lu Piao looked at Nie Lie and said, "I know you're one of the nobility in Glory City, but let me warn you: Do not have any ideas for that girl. Her identity is extremely mysterious. I heard that when she joined the institute the principal personally arranged her dorm.
I slightly grinned, Lu Piao still doesn't know Ye Ziyun's identity which he already knew.
"She's my woman!" I declared, looking at the beautiful long-haired girl not far away. My heart was exceptionally firm as I thought of that night's passion. I couldn't help feeling hot in my heart.
I suddenly remembered, me and Ye Ziyun are still only thirteen!
'Ziyun, when will you grow up to become that beautiful, enchanting woman? I shall protect you and we will grow up together!'
Not far away, Ye Ziyun felt something. She turned her head and looked towards Nie Li. She gently wrinkled her brows and thought that Nie Li must be a playful noble. Since the start of class, he has been unrestrainedly looking at her. If he dares to provoke her, she'll not let him off easy.
Ye Ziyun didn't want to make use her status to make friends, but that doesn't mean that she'll submit to humiliation when being bullied.
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