He didn’t purposely lower his voice, so his loud behavior instantly attracted quite a few people’s gazes. Clearly, they were all very curious about this problem.
Chu Liuyue simply smiled. "The Qing Yun Ranking competition is very intense. I’m just a new student, so how can I compete?"
Zhuo Sheng snorted. "I haven’t seen you in a few days, but you’ve become much humbler!"
Actually, after Chu Liuyue came to Ling Xiao Academy, she didn’t flaunt or show herself up more. If not, she wouldn’t have reported the heavenly doctor aspect to be her only strength. However, she always ran into random matters for no reason, causing her reputation to spread far and wide in the short two months. This allowed her to be ‘famous’ in the academy.
Seeing Chu Liuyue’s gaze, Luo Shishi strangely asked, "Chu Yue, do you really not intend on trying?"
As he was following Senior Brother Rong Xiu, many people in the academy were doubtful.
There were quite a few open and private struggles. This assessment at the beginning of the month was undoubtedly the best chance for Chu Yue to prove his skills, but he didn’t seem to care about it.
"We’ll see." Chu Liuyue paused. It is impossible for me not to compete all the time as it would only attract more attention, but judging from the previous day’s scenario, it seems like I will directly summon the Qing Yun Ranking as long as I’m close to it! I have to think of a way to hide it from everyone…
The assessment went on as per normal.
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The entire Qing Ming Square was very lively.
Chu Liuyue walked to the heavenly doctor area and waited quietly.
There weren’t many people here, so Chu Liuyue’s existence was increasingly obvious. Some people kept looking at her from time to time.
Chu Liuyue ignored all of them.
At this point, Elder Bo Yan finally whipped his sleeves and summoned the Qing Yun Ranking!
A strong force attacked!
Chu Liuyue’s heart was shocked as she looked up!
Everyone fell silent for a moment as they respectively raised their heads.
Some people were nervous while others were expectant, but they were more filled with battling intent and were tempted to try.
"The monthly assessment… officially begins!" Elder Bo Yan announced!
The crowd quickly busied themselves nervously, but Chu Liuyue didn’t move as she looked up slightly at the Qing Yun Ranking.
A hundred names on the black list were arranged in order, and they glowed with a faint light. It was holy and formidable, with an unignorable suppression.
She looked at the topmost position—it was still pitch-black.
Almost nobody knew that it hid her name!
Chu Liuyue gradually clenched her hands in her sleeves. When I look at it now, I feel totally different from when I first saw it two months ago!
"Chu Yue, what are you looking at?" Zhong Xun walked over and stood beside Chu Liuyue, following her gaze.
A look of understanding flashed across his eyes as he smiled and said, "You still want to get onto the ranking, right?"
He had also heard a part of Chu Liuyue’s conversation with Luo Shishi and the rest. He also knew that young men in their teens were very ambitious. Even if they said they didn’t dare and didn’t want to, their hearts were filled with desire that they couldn’t hide completely.
Chu Liuyue smiled and didn’t say much.
At this moment, a commotion could suddenly be heard from outside.
Chu Liuyue and Zhong Xun turned around to take a look.
"It seems like someone has won on the Xuan Master’s side," muttered Zhong Xun.
Chu Liuyue looked at the familiar face in the crowd and squinted her eyes—Lin Zhifei.
At this moment, Lin Zhifei was standing in the arena with a pale face. His forehead was covered in sweat.
There was a youngster opposite him, but he had collapsed onto the floor and spat out fresh blood. He looked defeated.
There was a chessboard between the two of them. Without looking, Chu Liuyue knew that this was a Xuan Master competition, and the person who won was… Lin Zhifei!
The crowd was very stunned by the unexpected ending, and they partook in heated discussions. "He won?! He actually won?! The other party is a famous character on the Qing Yun Ranking! Doesn’t this mean that he’ll replace him and get onto the ranking?"
"I remember that this person is only 98th on the Xuan Master list, right… There are quite a lot of people fighting for this ranking. Isn’t it normal for others to win?"
"That’s something you don’t know! The one who just won the competition is called Lin Zhifei. He has only come to the academy for more than two months, and he’s truly a new student!"
"New student?! Really?!"
"Not many people can get onto the Qing Yun Ranking not long after they come to the academy! I hadn’t really heard of Lin Zhifei before, but I didn’t expect him to be so amazing!"
Lin Zhifei didn’t really care about the surrounding noises as he cupped his fists toward the other party. "Thank you for letting me, Senior Brother."
The youngster’s face flashed white and red as he looked very awkward. Letting you? I put in my full effort! I didn’t let him at all! I was bound to lose this match!
He forcefully stood up. "…Junior Brother, you don’t have to be humble. I’m not as good as you."
Then, his face burned even more as he quickly turned around to leave.
The elder in charge of observing the assessment laughed at the side and said, "Lin Zhifei, right? You’re indeed young and capable. Congratulations!"
The elder then waved his sleeves, and that youngster’s name gradually disappeared from the Qing Yun Ranking, being replaced with Lin Zhifei’s name!
Upon seeing his name, Lin Zhifei heaved a sigh of relief. He then cupped his fists toward the elder, smiled, and said, "Thank you, Elder."
"Why are you thanking me? If you want to thank someone, you should thank yourself! You’re outstanding enough, so you could get onto the Qing Yun Ranking in such a short amount of time!" That elder clearly admired Lin Zhifei very much as he patted the latter’s shoulders. "Cultivate properly in the future! Work harder to get better!"
Lin Zhifei respectfully acknowledged it.
His behavior—which was neither humble nor arrogant—won the praises of quite a few elders at the side. They had met many people and had very good eyesight.
Lin Zhifei was very talented. Even in the entire academy, he could be considered one of the top few elites. The key was that his personality was great as well, and he was mature, not arrogant or impatient. As long as his path was smooth, his future would definitely be bright.
Lin Zhifei left the competition venue.
Quite a few people shot him envious gazes. "There aren’t many people who can get onto the Qing Yun Ranking within three months of entering the academy, right?"
"I don’t know about the others. I only know that he’s the first one to get onto the ranking amongst the students who have just entered the academy!"
"Heh, didn’t they all keep saying that Chu Yue is the strongest out of all the new students? Seeing this, I don’t think so! I think Lin Zhifei might even be better than him!"
"Other than him, Luo Yanlin’s sister, Luo Shishi, is actually also very talented. I believe she’ll be able to get onto the ranking in no time. Isn’t she also stronger than Chu Yue?"
"I want to see if Chu Yue can get onto the ranking today!"
All sorts of discussions filled the entire square.
"Zhifei! You did it!" The moment Lin Zhifei came down, a muscular man walked over. "I have long said that you can shock everyone with your skills! It really is so! That Chu Yue can’t be compared to you at all!"