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3d2n1 – Divine Blacksmith Zhen Hua

“You sure have the cheek to threaten me!”

A voice boomed within a silver metallic room. It was a peculiar room over three hundred square meters in area where everything was made of metal. Be it the chair, the table, or the equipment, all of it was metal. It was futuristic metal world in here.

The owner of the voice was a tall and lean man. He had black hair that accented his handsome features. Strangely though, it was hard to guess his age from his appearance alone.

He didn’t look to be more than thirty years old, but his eyes had a profoundness of someone who had experienced many decades. The hair at his temples was all white, contrasting with the rest of his black hair.

But the most eye-catching thing about him was his hands. They were at least fifty percent larger than an ordinary person’s hands. Furthermore, his hand’s joints weren’t too prominent. They were fair and slender, like that of a fair maiden’s. The skin on his palms were sparkling translucent like jade.

However, his eyes blazed with fury.

“That’s right! I’m threatening you!” A middle-aged man sat opposite of him, beaming with a carefree smile.

If Tang Wulin was here to witness this scene, he would hardly believe his eyes.

His ordinarily mild and refined teacher currently looked like a ruffian.

This fearlessly smiling person was, without a doubt, the President of Eastsea Blacksmith’s Association and the Skysea Alliance’s greatest blacksmith, Mu Chen!

“I agreed when you said you wanted to move to that city where even the birds won’t shit at, and under your guidance, its economy is now thriving. But now you’re telling me that you want to resign? Did a donkey kick you in the head?” The black-haired man asked in exasperation.

Why does this guy get my blood boiling every time I see him?

Mu Chen was all smiles. “It’s precisely because the Skysea Alliance is on the right track now that they don’t need me anymore! So I want to resign now. I’m a Saint Blacksmith, and I want to one day become a Divine Blacksmith. Zhen Hua, you’ve already eaten your fill, so you don’t understand what it’s like to still be hungry. I’ve been slowing consolidating my foundation in preparation to attack the next level this entire time.”

“Bullshit! You’re not even a Title Douluo yet. Trying to become a Divine Blacksmith now is nonsense. Tell me your actual reason otherwise I won’t allow you to resign,” Zhen Hua fiercely said.

The person before Mu Chen was the President of the Douluo Continent Blacksmith’s Association, as well as the only Divine Blacksmith on the continent. A mischievous grin spread on Mu Chen’s lips. “Whatever. I don’t care if you approve or not anymore. I’m leaving.”

Mu Chen rose from his seat and made for the door.

“Get back here!” In a flash, Zhen Hua appeared in front of Mu Chen to bar his way.

“I’ll allow it, but you have to give ma reason. I still need to give an explanation to the other high-ranking members in the Association! As one of the Association’s pillars, how can you just leave like this? What do you want me to do? Aren’t we brothers? I can’t believe you would just leave me like this. Do you have no conscience?” Zhen Hua said righteously.

Mu Chen’s smile twitched. “Don’t try that with me. It won’t work. We’ve known each other far too long for you to try that. Alright. Fine. I’ll give you some face. I won’t completely resign, but I want you to transfer me to another branch. I’ve been in the outskirts of the continent for too long now. I want to live in the core of the continent. You know, Shrek City seems pretty nice. Make me the president of the branch over there. If you do, I’ll stay in the Association. If you don’t, then I’m going to resign.”

“You want to be the president of the Shrek City branch? Was this your aim all along?” Just as Mu Chen understood him, he understood Mu Chen.

The two had known each other since childhood and became blacksmiths together. The two were both geniuses that could shock the heavens. While they were best friends, they were also rivals.

They had even fallen in love with the same girl, and many things happened between them because of her.

In the end, the two had a choice: their career or the girl. Zhen Hua chose to further his career while Mu Chen chose to marry the girl.

Mu Chen didn’t go to the remote Eastsea City merely because it was his hometown.

“Fine. Go to Shrek City then. But let me remind you of what sort of place Shrek City is. Because of Shrek Academy’s influence, all associations are weak there. And Shrek’s own Blacksmith’s Association is residence to that lunatic. You need to be careful if you’re going there. You’re on the same level as blacksmiths with that old lunatic, but if you two fought, not even ten of you would be equal to one of him. Don’t provoke him.”

Mu Chen smiled wryly. “So what if he gets angry? Don’t I have your backing? If he troubles me, I’ll just give him to you to deal with.”

The corner of Zhen Hua’s mouth began to twitch. “Do I owe you something?”

Mu Chen’s eyes went sharp and he nodded. “That’s right!”

Taken aback, Zhen Hua could only force out a bitter laugh. “Fine, fine. You win. Is Bao’er doing well?”

Mu Chen flashed a happy smile. “She’s doing great.”

Zhen Hua scratched the back of his head. “You always know how to take advantage of people. Back then, if it wasn’t for… Oh whatever. I’m done with you. I’ll just treat this as a favor to you husband and wife. When do you plan on leaving for Shrek City?”

“Immediately,” Mu Chen answered. If he didn’t hurry, he was afraid that his disciple would get stolen.

“Is Little Xi going with you too?” Zhen Hua asked.

“Yeah. My daughter and wife are coming along. Can you pull some strings to get Little Xi into Shrek Academy?”

Zhen Hua’s cheek twitched again. “Why are you saying it like that’s an easy thing to do?”

“But isn’t it simple?” Mu Chen smiled.

“Simple?” Zhen Hua roared with anger. “You’re just trying to make me suffer, aren’t you?”

“That’s right!”

“Get out! Get out now! I don’t want to see your smug face any longer!”

“What are you doing?” Tang Wulin curiously asked Yuanen, who was washing some things in front of the tap.

He’s already cleaning so early in the morning? Is he a clean freak?

Yuanen looked at him with a dour expression. “An annoying pest came, so I switched rooms and need to clean now.”

“Yue Zhengyu?”

“You know about it?” Yuanen eyed him suspiciously.

“Yeah. I heard it from him. You guys are in the same class anyway,” Tang Wulin answered.

Yuanen nodded. “I don’t want anything to do with him.”

“Is he in the dormitory now?”

“Yeah.”

Tang Wulin smiled. “Then I’ll go welcome our new fellow working student.” He began walking to Yuanen’s old room.

As Yuanen watched Tang Wulin leave, he frowned. For some reason, his gut told him that Tang Wulin was up to no good. Well, he’s scheming against Yue Zhengyu, so it’s fine.

Tang Wulin knocked on the door.

“Who is it?” Yue Zhengyu opened the door and was surprised that Tang Wulin was his visitor.

Tang Wulin smiled. “I heard you’ve moved in, so I came to welcome you.”

“Come on in.” Yue Zhengyu didn’t seem too happy.

After exploring the entire dormitory, Yue Zhengyu became depressed. The conditions were truly too shabby for a young master like him.

But with his proud nature, he couldn’t abandon something he started halfway through. If Yuanen could live here, then so could he.

His dorm room was simple like Tang Wulin’s. It was already quite clean, a sign of Yuanen’s previous efforts. Yue Zhengyu sat on the side of his bed. “Sorry, I don’t have much to entertain guests with yet. Just take a seat wherever you can. I’ve got to say though, the living conditions for you working students is absolutely horrible.”

Tang Wulin smiled. “You’re a working student now too, you know. Well, there’s nothing we can do about it. We’ll just have to suffer some hardships. Oh right, there’s something I wanted to talk to you about. Maybe you’ll be interested.”

“What is it?”

Tang Wulin extended both his hands, and in a flash of light, two pieces of metal appeared in his palms.

The moment the metals appeared, the entire room was lit up with specks of light as light reflected off the metals. The twinkling lights made the room seem like the starry sky.

Yue Zhengyu’s eyes lit up at the sight. “This is… meteoric iron?” With his background, he couldn’t possibly not recognize the two pieces of metal.

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