Chapter 205: A Chance
Chapter 205: A Chance
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After the duel ended, Lin Yuan disappeared from the dueling ground. He did not choose to continue on the second round of the Celestial Stairway promotion duel but just closed his eyes. He recalled what had happened in the duel previously.
This duel, which was evenly matched and even slightly disadvantageous to him, had benefited him a lot. At the same time, he had also discovered his inadequate side in combat.
The biggest benefit from this Celestial Stairway promotion duel was that he learned how important it was for a combat-class spirit qi professional to use and control their spiritual power in a battle.
During every battle in the past, he would subconsciously let Red Thorn spread its sea of flowers, which would undoubtedly consume a lot of spiritual power. But in fact, its sea of flowers did not play that big of a role sometimes.
Take the duel just now as an example.
Lin Yuan felt that if he had not let Red Thorn produce a large sea of flowers, but only a small sea of flowers to cooperate with the Blue Flash Purple Butterfly against the Huge-Tailed Swamp Lizard, then he would never have been so passive when he faced the Smooth-Toothed Elephant Lizard’s Blood Burning Strike. This duel let him know that he was still far from being a true expert. Nonetheless, it inspired his fighting spirit.
Lin Yuan was a strong-willed person. His previous hardships of surviving alone with Chu Ci had not knocked him down. When facing the pressure of survival, he would overcome it one step at a time.
It was still the same for him now. Except for combat skills, he knew that his top priority was to become a B-rank spirit qi professional if he wanted to improve his strength. This way, his feys’ grades could also increase significantly. At that point in time, he would be considered to have had an immense improvement.
When Lin Yuan opened his eyes, there were fewer distractions in his eyes and more purity. The purity contained an unrelenting aura.
He still needed some time to digest the benefit that this promotion duel had brought to him, so he did not go for a second promotion duel. Just as he was about to log off Star Web, Lin Yuan thought of Tian Ningning, whom Xin Ying had mentioned to him.
He had promised in the first place, so he naturally would not renege. Likewise, he would not leave her hanging.
Lin Yuan submitted a friend request to Tian Ningning, but he did not expect her to approve it within a second. After the two had added each other as Star Web friends, Tian Ningning’s messages would not be completely blocked out because of his settings.
Tian Ningning: “Hi, Black. I’m Star Web’s special columnist, Tian Ningning.”
Black: “Hi, I know you. Why did you find me through my friend?”
Tian Ningning looked at Black’s reply and gnashed her teeth.
Tian Ningning: “Black, I want to be your exclusive reporter.”
Upon seeing that, Lin Yuan could not help but raise his brows. It was indeed the same as what Xin Ying had said.
However, his current self did not want to be involved in such messy matters. He only wanted to improve his strength and sharpen his combat skills.
But likewise, he also knew that if he ascended to the Celestial Stairway, his identity as Black would be exposed to the Star Web netizens at every duel.
Any netizen could pay a certain amount of Federation dollars to watch his duel in the video gallery. Therefore, any spirit qi professional who ascended to the Celestial Stairway was akin to a star.
An exclusive reporter was the equivalent of a special assistant to an individual on Star Web. In the future, the exclusive report would be in charge of any battles or news on Star Web.
Lin Yuan was afraid of trouble, but in fact, having an exclusive reporter could save him a great deal of trouble and bring him some small benefits. However, he did not want to be sloppy about his own exclusive reporter.
Even though Tian Ningning was a special columnist on Star Web, he did not know her personally. There were less than 300 special columnists on Star Web, so it could be said that almost everyone was considered elites trained by Star Web. However, this only showed Tian Ningning’s ability and not her character.
Lin Yuan preferred one’s character over ability. Although one’s ability was very important, if they had a despicable character, then they could only do endless bad things. He would never hand over his news and combat records to such a person in the future.
A Star Web columnist’s character could be largely reflected in their articles. It was not too much to say that their written words were a gem. These words could often completely show a person’s character.
If Lin Yuan were to contract an exclusive reporter, he would not look for one who distorted facts or only knew how to sing praises. He felt that whatever people did, the least they could do was to be upright and honest.
When Tian Ningning noticed that Lin Yuan did not reply for a while, she sent another message.
Tian Ningning: “I’ve just watched your Celestial Stairway promotion duel. It was great. I wonder if I can get your permission to write a combat record of your duel today?”
She directly recommended herself, as she knew that if she did not fight for it, it might slip away from her hands even if there was an opportunity.
It was just like the conversation with Black on Star Web. Wasn’t it also because she had gone to the Extreme Guild Club and fought for it?
When Lin Yuan saw another Star Web message from Tian Ningning, he really did not expect this Star Web reporter to be so persistent. However, he naturally would not refuse her request.
Black: “You can. After you finish writing, send it to me so that I can have a look. If I think it’s fine, then we can sign a contract.”
Tian Ningning actually had not expected much, but when she saw his reply, she immediately clenched her fist in excitement. In her opinion, she had fought for an opportunity that she would not have gotten otherwise.
When she saw Black’s reply, she suddenly felt that he might not be as cold as he appeared to be on the dueling ground. On the contrary, she felt that Black, who had given her a chance, was somewhat cute.
However, as a Star Web columnist, she knew that whether this would work would depend on how she wrote this article. This made her feel worried. When she wanted to ask him about what requests he had for the combat record, she then realized that he had logged off Star Web.
She closed her eyes and thought about Black in her impression. What appeared in her mind was a hero who had guarded a town against the dimensional rift. It was a youth who had not given up in a desperate situation and turned the tide of the battle.
Tian Ningning suddenly opened her eyes, and there was something special in her eyes. Apparently, she had made a decision.
She asked herself, didn’t she want to become Black’s exclusive reporter because of this silver-masked youth’s majestic positive energy?
Thus, she decided to use the fairest and most realistic writing to reconstruct this duel. Regardless of what kind of outcome she would get with this combat record, at least she had given herself a chance, as well as the heroic youth named ‘Black’.
But she did not know that she was in the mood to write at a tremendous speed when she thought of that heroic youth.
Actually, it was a hidden radiance in an ordinary person’s heart. When one’s heart was radiant and grew toward the light, the heart would be where the light was.