Chapter 40 - Differential Treatment
Chapter 40: Differential Treatment
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The news of Chu Yunfan defeating students from Class 15 was spread by many students from other classes who watched the battle.
Although everyone was not in the mood to pay attention to such a thing since it was the tense time before steam division, Chu Yunfan’s fame rose because of that. Given that the old news of him defeating Feng Deying was rediscovered, he finally became popular.
Although he was not considered popular throughout the entire school, he could be considered the cream of the crop in Year 3.
Even many teachers had heard about that and found it unbelievable, as they did not have much of an impression of Chu Yunfan.
Many of them had to teach many classes. Within each class, they would either remember a few of the best students or the worst ones.
Chu Yunfan was neither, so basically nobody remembered him. Now that he appeared out of nowhere, it made sense that people were alarmed.
The one who was the most surprised was Coach Qin Wu. The reason being he was the one who noticed Chu Yunfan’s cultivation base back when he was not even at Blood Renewal.
Following Chu Yunfan’s progress, the chances of him breaking through to Blood Renewal within a month before the stream division exam took place were slim.
Nobody expected that he would break through to Qi Nourishment. The breakthrough was so fast that even though Qin Wu had been teaching for some years, he still thought it was unbelievable.
Every year, before the Year 3 stream division, there would be some students that appeared out of nowhere and stood out. However, it was rare to have someone like Chu Yunfan who appeared at the speed of a rocket.
Nevertheless, peace was restored after the incident stirred some trouble. They were only left with a few days, so everyone was working hard. Although it was not the national college entrance examination, which was the true dragon’s gate for the carp to leap through, it was considered a miniature dragon’s gate.
For the remaining few days, Chu Yunfan did not attend school so he could cultivate diligently at home to break through to the Qi Sea Stage.
It was not an easy task. After all, one would have to activate the qi sea within the dantian, which was exceedingly difficult.
In the Chu residence, Chu Yunfan sat on a cushion in the living room and attempted to break through to the Qi Sea Stage. Try as he might, it was more difficult than he imagined.
It would not be difficult for regular people to activate their qi sea at this stage, but his body was more developed than average. This meant activating his qi sea was harder.
As it was, after a whole day of cultivation, he had a greater understanding of many things regarding the activation of the qi sea. He was no longer purely possessing the Alchemy Emperor’s memories.
The Alchemy Emperor was not considered the one with the most talent for cultivation. However, he could obtain the best martial arts techniques like the Mighty Eternal Emperor Method. People of his status could read the notes of many martial artists regarding their cultivation. This was why Chu Yunfan could comprehend the breakthrough at great speed.
There was the sound of a wheelchair rolling across the floor. His sister Chu Qingxuan had gotten out of her room.
“Has the livestream ended?” Chu Yunfan asked directly without opening his eyes.
“Yes!” Chu Qingxuan stretched her body, “It just ended.”
She sighed. “I can only do commentaries on lower-class battles now. They’re just some battles among high schoolers, and none of them are very powerful. They’re just too weak compared to Dong Fanghao!”
Chu Yunfan opened his eyes after hearing that. He told her, “There’s only one Dong Fanghao in the entire city. Your fame as a commentator isn’t there yet. You won’t be giving commentaries at those celebrity matches. Take it slow. It’ll get better!”
Chu Yunfan was secretly heartbroken seeing his sister’s rather skinny body and that she was trying her best to smile.
He secretly swore that he must treat his sister’s illness. However, it would cost at least 10 million coins to do that. It might even cost tens of millions. It was indeed a rich man’s disease.
Although he had the Alchemy Emperor’s memories which let him refine many medicinal pills, he could not get rich overnight. He would need to take the test to get an official alchemist license. He would have to take one step after another to be able to achieve that.
However, he was not far away from achieving his goal. Compared to being almost hopeless in the past, at least he had the confidence now. It was just a matter of time.
Chu Qingxuan nodded and said, “Alright!”
Suddenly, the house’s door opened. Their father, Chu Wencheng, and mother, Yang Yayun, walked in quickly.
Chu Yunfan lifted his head and looked. He saw his mother appeared angry, while his father looked rather embarrassed.
“Alright, stop being mad!” Chu Wencheng looked at his furious wife, but he was not mad at all. Instead, he felt guilty.
“Don’t be mad? How can I not be? What did we do to deserve this? The family was only giving our Yunfan 100,000 coins initially, and Yuntian from Big Brother’s family gets a million coins from the education fund. Isn’t it just great now? Everything is given to Big Brother now by that old lady’s order. In the end, we get nothing!”
Yang Yayun got even angrier when she recalled that.
“Did you hear what the old lady said? She said our Yunfan isn’t talented, so it doesn’t make much difference if we get the 100,000 coins. Instead, the fund should be given to Big Brother’s family. After Yuntian gets into Federation University, he’ll take care of us when he makes it in the future? Can we wait until that day comes?” Yang Yayun was pissed as she talked about it.
“Look at you go! The kids are here!” Chu Wencheng signaled to Yang Yayun that the person concerned, Chu Yunfan, was present.
It clearly seemed that Yang Yayun was pissed, and Chu Wencheng was guilty; but the one who was the talking point of the conversation, Chu Yunfan, was very calm.
The old lady that Yang Yayun mentioned was Chu Yunfan’s grandmother. It was nothing new for her to play favorites. He had gotten used to it long ago. He was already numb to it, so he did not care now.
He had heard about the family’s education fund. The Chu family was a big group, so they always had policies to support their descendants. Even though they were just distant relatives, they would be supported as well.
Everyone was well-aware that in modern society, for a family to grow, talent was the most important thing. Therefore, the Chu family had always been supportive of their descendants from the day they were born until they got to university,
Naturally, because Chu Yunfan did not show much talent, the amount of support and funds was low.
For the most challenging Year 3, the family only gave 100,000 coins to Chu Yunfan. Meanwhile, the genius Chu Yuntian was given up to a million coins.
However, Chu Yunfan knew that the support the family gave Chu Yuntian was not just that one time. There were at least three million coins in total. Including the secret funds from their grandfather and grandmothers, as well as the money they borrowed from Chu Yunfan’s family, Chu Yuntian had spent five million coins over the years.
Having talent alone was useless for anyone. Without money, they would not stand out when they were young.
Without the five million coins, it was impossible for Chu Yuntian to be guaranteed a place in Federation University when he was still in high school, no matter how talented he was.