Chapter 0002 A change in ability
It was late at night when Su Hao finally arrived home. He was greeted by the fragrant smell of dinner from the kitchen, and heard the pleasant peals of laughter of his mother, Li Xiaoru and his sister, Su Ling.
“Mum! Sis! I am back!”
“Go wash your hands. The meal has already been prepared.” Li Xiaoru told him.
Su Hao then washed his hands, and his whole family of three sat at the dining table.
His was a single parent family. A few years ago, Su Hao’s father died in a car accident. The family of three only have each other now. Even though the journey was not easy, they never feared any difficulties they may face.
“Bro, how did you get such an injury?” Su Ling’s nose could be seen moving for a bit. Even though from the outer appearances nothing was abnormal, with Su Ling’s origin ability of value 8, how could she not be able to sense anything?
“Not a big deal. I just fell down.” Su Hao scratched his head.
“Bro, you’re speak nonsense again.” Su Ling said with hints of anger in her voice. “Did that Sun Yaotian bully you again? That bastard, I will go teach him a lesson.”
“Sit down!” Su Hao spoke with a stern voice. Su Ling immediately quietened down.
“My own matters, I will handle it. That Sun Yaotian, sooner or later I will give him a lesson.” Su Hao spoke in a slow pace. “You little brat, next time you are not allowed to inquire about my matters. Just concentrate on your studies and ensure your origin ability reaches a value of 10. By then, you should be able to be admitted to Zhanzheng College!”
The college ranked first in the world in nurturing origin ability!
Only by entering there would you have the qualification to call yourself one of the best!
Obviously, afor Sister Su Ling who already reached origin ability value of 8 when she was only in 2nd year of high school, her opportunity to enter Zhanzheng College was very high. As for him…….even a qualification to enter a normal university seemed far away.
“Hmmph..” Su Ling grunted, “Smelly brother (TL: Chinese culture likes to add smelly in front as a form of intimacy. Even my dad called my mum smelly darling. Oops!), trying to save your face would only make you suffer more. People have already reached 8.8 points and are going to approach 9 soon. Just wait for me to reach 10 points and watch how I am gonna teach Sun Yaotian.”
“Oh? Your origin ability is approaching 9?” Su Hao was pleasantly surprised. His sister was indeed a genius. If she is able to reach 10 points in the future, his family will have a better day. His mother won’t have to suffer anymore either.
“Of course. Who am I? The genius Su Ling.” Su Ling triumphantly said.
Li Xiaorui looking at those two bickering and felt the comfort deep within her chest. Unconsciously, her two children were now grown up. Although Su Hao’s talent was not great, these two siblings had never been in any kind of bad relationship with each other.
“You two, that’s enough. Finish your meal. After that, go practice.” Li Xiaorui said.
Su Hao smiled and turned his head to look at his sister whom he is proud of. But at the same time, he thought. His own sister had reached 8.8. Soon, she will go farther away from me. As for him, he was still struggling at the doorstep of 4.
8.8…….how great is that?
Su Hao subconsciously activated his own origin ability, model analysis.
After these two years of research, he had already mastered his model analysis. He could now easily construct a human model in his brain which aided his analysis of their strength. The object he is currently visualising would be his beloved little sister, Su Ling. Although in the fighting department, this skill is not desirable but in an investigative field, his origin ability is first rate.
Su Hao activated his origin ability and was momentarily shocked. His ability, how could it become like this?
Though it was still the model analysis which he was familiar with, at the same time, it was no longer the usual simple model constructed from light rays. Su Ling virtually appeared as a whole in his brain right now. It looked exactly the same as the real Su Ling. The model was very vivid as if it was the real person!
Floating next to Su Ling, there were four cards with names faintly embossed on them. Su Hao read the text embossed on top of the cards.
“Mid level basic fighting technique, high level yoga flexibility, low level heavenly blaze, low level origin ability cultivation technique.”
This……..this are the abilities and skills mastered by Su Ling? Su Hao was surprised by the cards and unknowingly asked his sister.
“Su Ling, you have learnt yoga?” He said while looking at his sister.
“Yeah…” Su Ling laughed with a sense of proudness before playfully continued. “Anyway it is not hard at all to learn to high levels. Foundation in fighting technique is a bit boring. Learning this can also maintain my body shape in peak condition. You guys won’t understand…”
This is freaking real!
Su Hao had a spoon of rice as an act to cover up his shock. He then touched the card which showed middle level foundation in fighting technique. Immediately, the scenery in his brain started to change. Somehow, it felt like an illusion.
This feeling………doesn’t it feel very similar to that at the bridge?
“Card selection completed…….Intermediate basic fighting technique………analyzing card……..establishing model………establishment of the card’s model completed…..”
Su Hao finally grasped certain aspects of his current situation. When he inspected his mind, he found that there was one additional card which is gray in color. And the card showed the same words, intermediate basic fighting technique! On top of the card, there was a very detailed introduction of the skills. Also, a star was marked at the one corner of the card.
Name : Intermediate basic fighting technique
Rank : 1 star
Introduction : The basics of all martial arts; basic fighting techniques. Once mastered, all martial art difficulty will be reduced by half. This course is an advanced high school leveled course.
The surrounding illusion then disappeared without any sign and returned back to the original state like before. There was not even an iota of change. Su Hao was really shocked by it.
Just now, his model analysis finished analyzing his sister Su Ling’s intermediate basic fighting technique. Then, an exactly similar skill was added in his body!
Does this mean I myself have mastered intermediate basic fighting technique too?
Above the skill, it stated this was an advanced high school student course which meant every student after mastering basic course would need to learn this. Thinking of this, Su Hao covered up the surprise in his heart. He was concentrating on his mind and stared at the gray color card with the name ‘intermediate foundation in fighting technique’ on it.
Su Hao felt his origin ability starting to expand. It then started to expand at a very monstrous rate and went towards the card. Surprisingly, the card started to change from gray to bright.
It was getting brighter! Even brighter! Shua!
A bright light flashed through his mind. This card was illuminating a very bright ray.
At the same time, Su Hao felt that a tons of knowledge which was obscure and hard to understand forced into his brain. Then, the knowledge was gradually digested.
This is………intermediate basic fighting technique!
Su Hao had a kind of feeling that he had fully understood intermediate basic fighting technique. As long as he became used to it, he would be able to fully utilise it!
“Su Hao, whats wrong?” Li Xiaoru after noticing Su Hao in a daze, couldn’t help but to ask him.
Su Hao casually pushed the last rice into his mouth and went straight to his bedroom. “Nope, nothing. I have finished my meal, gonna practice now…”
Li Xiaoru sighed and knocked at the head of Su Ling. “You see. You already know about his lack of talent yet you still talk nonsense..”
“Aiya, okay then. I will be more careful next time.” Su Ling showed her little tongue. “Rest assured. Brother’s mental strength is very strong, so you don’t have to worry.”
In his bedroom.
Su Hao half squatting, kicked with a leg.
A kick to the air, as steady as Mountain Tai.
“This is indeed the skill of basic fighting technique.” Su Hao was pleasantly surprised. “As for the intermediate techniques, I am still not able to execute them. I can only use the low level ones. However, I am just unfamiliar with them. Soon, as long as I get some practice, I will be able to master intermediate basic fighting techniques.”
“This strength……must be from that mysterious card! That killer, must have acted up due to that card. And that middle age man must have chased him due to that card too. Thus, both of them fought each other. Two dead. I am the one who benefited.”
“Such an extraordinary ability is bound to be a skill wanted by everyone. All the traces have already been destroyed by me. As for this secret, I must not tell anyone or else……”
Su Hao in a blink of an eye got his thoughts in order and decided to conceal this secret. Of course, the most important thing right now is practice!
Due to his lack of talent, Su Hao had to be more hardworking that everyone else. Now, he had been given this golden opportunity. He crazily practiced the basic fighting technique imprinted in his mind as rigorously as possible.
At 2am, Su Hao completely mastered the low level basic fighting technique skill.
“So, it’s like that.”
A flash of delight could be seen in Su Hao’s eyes. After model analyzing the skill card which was copied from Su Ling, all of her experiences on the skill would be copied over to him. Thus, when he practiced the skill, it will be multiple times easier to gain mastery.
With the upgrade of basic fighting technique, it also signified that his origin ability had increased by a huge margin. For a low level basic fighting skill, only those who have reached origin ability of value 5 could practice it. For Su Hao to master it was indeed a huge leap in achievement.
“I have zero points in combat methods but mastering low level basic fighting technique would give me exactly 50 points.” Su Hao’s eyes flashed. “My origin ability has climbed from 3.8 to 4.3. Wait until I truly master basic fighting techniques! I believe I can still go further!”
“Sun Yaotian, next time, I will let you have a heck of a surprise!”