As expected, each of the students in the class felt hurt when they caught what Yun Jian said. The term “trash” from her felt like a violent blow to the boys.
The majority of the boys in class saw Yun Jian as their idol but when said idol called them trash, they were not going to sit there and take it.
“We’re trash? Yun Jian, you’re good—no doubt—but you can’t call us trash even if you’re skilled. Okay, even if we’re really trash to you, what about Zhang Shaofeng? He can’t even beat Zhang Jian! If I’m asked, he’s more trash than Zhang Jian is. Why did you take him as a disciple and not Zhang Jian?” another boy huffed indignantly.
Then, more and more guys began to heckle, chorusing what he said.
“Yeah! If we’re trash, Zhang Shaofeng is even more of a scum. Why did you take him in as your disciple then?” When one person spoke up, there were more who echoed him.
It was not just the class or in school, this was how society worked— an “I don’t want you to get it too if I can’t get it” mentality.
When Zhang Shaofeng became Yun Jian’s disciple, perhaps their classmates did not feel a thing about it previously. After finding out that Yun Jian was Slashing God from Team Monarch, however, they wanted to bow to Yun Jian as her disciples. Since they failed, they came up with everything they could to stop Zhang Shaofeng from having it too.
“You!” Chen Xinyi was infuriated by the jeering boys in class. She bit her lips, wanting to say something in support of Zhang Shaofeng but realized that she had nothing to say.
Zhang Shaofeng gritted his teeth as well. He was obviously indignant but he refrained from making any comeback.
“Because he has more potential than any one of you here!” Yun Jian’s retort came abruptly in the next second.
It stunned everyone in the class, not as much as it jolted Zhang Shaofeng’s hung head up. Yun Jian said that he had more potential than all of their classmates?
“Hahaha... Yun Jian, are you kidding us? Zhang Shaofeng has potential? He can’t even beat Zhang Jian! He acted tough and had a duel with Zhang Jian on one of the first few days during last semester and? He got beaten up so badly by Zhang Jian! Are you cracking a joke with us now that you say he has potential?” Another guy ridiculed with a scoff but what he said was indeed the reality.
As the bunch of boys jeered and laughed, their words were a direct jab at Zhang Shaofeng’s weakness.
During the reopening of this school year, he did have a duel with Zhang Jian. Zhang Shaofeng had learned taekwondo previously but he was pressed to the ground by Zhang Jian with sheer brute that day and got beaten up mercilessly.
It even became a joke that went around the school.
Chen Xinyi had been there during then and she knew that said matter had always been a sore point for Zhang Shaofeng, so she looked toward him in worry.
In order to show off how tough and strong he was, Zhang Jian lifted himself off his chair and punched his chest twice with his hefty arm before telling Yun Jian, “Yun Jian, since you don’t take in trash, you should accept me as your disciple. As for Zhang Shaofeng, you should just make away with him since he’s incapable!”
Yun Jian narrowed her eyes slightly, tugging her lips into a smile as everyone watched in anticipation. Just as they thought that Yun Jian was going to agree to accepting Zhang Jian as disciple and discarding Zhang Shaofeng, they heard her scorning back at Zhang Jian, “The trash I mentioned is you. You won’t even last for one strike against Zhang Shaofeng!”