Volume 19, Chapter 175.2: Crisis During the Interrogation

Huo Yuhao’s face turned red, and he said angrily, “Fine, go ahead and search. Please tell Hallmaster Jing Hongchen that I will report this incident to Shrek Academy. You can only pray that your students will not undergo such treatment at my school!”

As he said that, he placed all his soul tools, including Hongchen’s Blessing, into his belt storage-type soul, which was an imitation of the Twenty-Four Moonlit Bridges, and the storage-type tool on his wrist. Then, he passed them to the teacher.

When he heard Huo Yuhao’s threat, the teacher’s face softened as he sighed. He said, “Please don’t be too angry. We have no choice here. Even if a prince is in the academy, he’ll be interrogated and searched, too.”

As he said that, he carefully searched Huo Yuhao using the metal stick. Then, he did a sweep of the bed Huo Yuhao slept on just now to ascertain that he had no soul tools concealed there. Only then did he take the few soul tools from Huo Yuhao to search them.

It was easy to search a storage-type soul tool. All he needed to do was direct his spiritual power inside. Of course, more advanced storage-type soul tools could be sealed by their owner’s spiritual power. But Huo Yuhao could not make one at his current level.

“Eh? Why do you have a Rank 9 soul tool on you?” Hongchen’s Blessing quickly caught the teacher’s attention.

Huo Yuhao snorted coldly. “Go and ask Hallmaster Jing Hongchen.”

The teacher took Hongchen’s Blessing from Huo Yuhao’s storage-type soul tool and said, “Come with me.” As he said that, he took out a soul tool that had left an indelible mark on Huo Yuhao’s memory.

A pair of golden handcuffs… Huo Yuhao held his hands out in front of him and said, “You can cuff me and seal my soul power.”

The teacher looked at him suspiciously, but still cuffed Huo Yuhao immediately.

Huo Yuhao said coldly, “Now I’m unable to resist. Good. Now, please ask Hallmaster Jing Hongchen to escort me out. I won’t go with you. I’ll report all unfair treatment to Shrek Academy. Also, please return to me the items that you have checked.”

The teacher never expected Huo Yuhao to be so difficult. If he were not an exchange student, he would have slapped him and dragged him away. However, Huo Yuhao had a unique identity. Before he came, Lin Jiayi had specifically told him to be careful of his attitude regarding Huo Yuhao and avoid causing unnecessary trouble.

After he pondered it for a while, he said, “Wait here.” With that, he turned and left.

Huo Yuhao held his storage-type soul tools, and a faint smile crossed his face. He walked slowly to the edge of the wall and made a gesture, as if he were picking something out of thin air. Then, he put it away in his Twenty-Four Moonlit Bridges belt.

That’s right. He had brazenly placed the map he drew of Illustrious Virtue Hall, as well as the starlight sapphire storage-type tool, on the floor.

His Imitation soul skill had been activated the whole time. However, he did not conjure anything, but instead used it to conceal the starlight sapphire and the map, which he had placed on the floor.

Who knew that he would hide the item on the floor in plain view? The teacher would definitely not search the corners of the room like a madman.

Huo Yuhao liked these handcuffs. Their ability to seal his soul power was powerful, indeed. He could not use any of his soul power. However, as a spirit-type soul master, especially one who possessed a second spiritual sea, he could use his spiritual power as a replacement for his soul power when he wanted to use a soul skill.

This referred to his Spirit Eyes, and would not work with his second martial soul, the Ice Jade Empress Scorpion.

Hence, he continued to use Imitation. At the same time, he used his spiritual power to open his storage-type soul tool to put the items away. With the handcuffs, his opponents would not worry about him.

His Hongchen’s Blessing was a decoy for his opponent. It was possible that Jing Hongchen would take this Rank 9 soul tool back. However, compared to the metal man and the map, it was hardly worth anything. Furthermore, Jing Hongchen might not even take it away.

The reason he did not leave with his opponent was that once he left the range of his power, the items would be exposed! With him as the center, Imitation would only work in a five-meter range.

Imitation, which appeared to have no offensive abilities, could be described as a divine skill. Even if his opponents knew that he had this ability, its many uses would leave them careless.

Soon, the teacher was back, along with Lin Jiayi.

“Eh, Yuhao, who cuffed you?” When Lin Jiayi saw the golden handcuffs on Huo Yuhao, he asked that question despite knowing the answer perfectly well.

Huo Yuhao replied, “Please ask this teacher here.”

Lin Jiayi looked at the teacher, vexed, and said, “What an outrage! Uncuff him immediately!”

The teacher nodded and went over to uncuff Huo Yuhao. However, Huo Yuhao shimmered to the side and withdrew his hands, saying, “Don’t! Director Lin, your arrival is timely indeed. I am an exchange student from Shrek Academy, not a convict. Earlier, I was already arrested once. After I discussed the incident with Hallmaster Jing Hongchen, I decided to bear the humiliation. And what a humiliation it was! Why did I do it? For the friendship between our two schools, of course. However, I can’t take this humiliation. What right do you have to search me? Why do you treat me like a convict? If you can’t give me an answer, I shall keep the handcuffs on and save the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy the worry that I am out to harm you guys.”

Lin Jiayi had an ugly expression on his face. He did not expect Huo Yuhao to be so difficult. He coughed and said, “Yuhao, please understand our dilemma. Days ago, you were attacked with us as a bunch of men in black attacked our Illustrious Virtue Hall. We suffered heavy losses, and even the principal was punished by His Majesty. We have no choice but to do a thorough investigation. Furthermore, we found a Rank 9 soul tool that is evidently from Illustrious Virtue Hall. As long as you can answer for it clearly and properly, we will not trouble you any further.”

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