Caah focused on Ikaros but Ikaros wasn’t aware. Wu Yan is the only figure reflected in her emerald green eyes.
Seeing as Ikaros has no intention of interacting with Caah, Wu Yan subconsciously release a sigh of relief, it would be very awkward for them if this continued.
To put a stop to this, Wu Yan approached him.
“Ikaros has no intention of participating in this tournament, I am afraid you’re going to be very disappointed, Prince Caah.”
Caah only noticed how unsightly he is when Wu Yan talked to him. He flinched in response to Wu Yan’s statement.
“Miss Ikaros, are you really not going to participate? Surely, with Miss Ikaros’ strength, obtaining a spot in the rankings is but a trivial matter?”
Caah didn’t know how strong Ikaros is but he can roughly guess that she’s no weaker than Sylph and Mikoto seeing as she could block their rampaging attacks. He didn’t have the confidence to state that he could block the aftermath of the collision between two energy bodies.
If anyone said Ikaros didn’t have the strength to rank, those who had seen the spectacle that day would fervently deny it.
Wu Yan smiled.
“Ikaros likes tranquility, she is not one who is fond of a rowdy or chaotic scene so…”
Wu Yan is implying that not only is Ikaros not joining, it would also be in Caah’s best interest not to cling onto a certain someone. Caah apparently didn’t get the message.
“Oh? That is just too bad…”
Caah said in a dejected manner, he’s not faking it at all he is really disappointed. This meant that he won’t be able to see that scene again.
Wu Yan is not sure whether to laugh or cry. Ignoring his enviable position at the moment, he’s an otaku who haven’t touch a girl’s hand just a few months ago. With his limited experience, Wu Yan didn’t know how to deal with an admirer like Caah.
Luckily for him, his lucky stars are here to help.
Fei Fei, Lulu, and their entourage appeared from the entrance to the platform. They spotted Wu Yan & co almost immediately and they quickened their pace.
Lulu yelled out loud. She dashed towards Wu Yan and she robbed him of Flandre who’s peacefully minding her own business up until this moment. She rubbed her face all over.
Flandre is familiar with this toll she has to pay to visit Little Lirin over at Fatal Forest’s headquarter. She has to go through this experience at least once or twice while over there. Flandre-chan understands that Lulu didn’t mean any harm. All she could do was mutter a few “Uguu” and accept Lulu’s soft torture.
Caah felt awkward, being the second strongest student in Silvaria World Institute, and the crown prince of Feia empire, he had never experienced being ignored like this.
Obviously, being ignored by Ikaros didn’t count in his books.
Just because Lulu didn’t notice didn’t mean that Fei Fei wasn’t paying attention. She gave Caah a knight’s greeting instead of a noble’s greeting. This implied that Fei Fei didn’t treat him as a person of an entirely different caste.
“Greetings, Prince Caah!”
Caah approved of Fei Fei’s more polite mannerisms. He returned a bow.
“A good day to you too, Miss Fei Fei!”
Caah scanned the crowd and he glanced at Ikaros one last time before bidding his farewell.
“It seems Miss Fei Fei and her cohorts are old acquaintances with Miss Ikaros, I will be excusing myself from further imposition now. I hope I don’t meet you girls during the tournament or I might just have to surrender because I can’t imagine hitting exquisite young misses such as you girls.”
Caah waved his hand and left in a stylish stride. The crowd laughed but the girls knew that Caah wouldn’t surrender for real, he’s just doing his usual thing.
Wu Yan is slightly pissed by his comment.
What do you mean flowers? I am a manly man! You better pray I don’t meet your ass on the battlefield, even if I can’t smack you into another social class, I am going to make sure I gross you out!
After silently swearing to do so, Sea of Thick Ice finally arrived. Leading the team is obviously Bing Mian and Bing Ling.
Bing Ling stared at Wu Yan. He quickly turned the other direction when he saw Mikoto and Ikaros. Meanwhile, Bing Mian wished he could come and bite Wu Yan’s face off.
Wu Yan nonchalantly eyed him and he grinned at Bing Mian with the best smug face he has in his inventory. Noticing that he is feeding Wu Yan his increased hate, he decided to turn the other way while snorting coldly and ignore Wu Yan, a surprisingly mature behavior for the kid.
On top of the seats facing the platform, a lot of the spectating students started throwing a huge fuss. It’s like they saw a superstar or something, their deafening cheers filled the whole plaza.
Some of the rankers and their entourage are taken by surprise and they almost fell down from shock.
Everyone looked at each other, who could cause a stir bigger than the arrival of the 3 strongest students?
Just what the hell is going on?
Is the question going through the minds of everyone on the platform. The ones causing this commotion appeared on the platform. Some of the crowd understood the reason for the commotion almost immediately while others went wide-eyed as they can’t believe what they are looking at.
Wu Yan & co is included in the minority of the people who are actually surprised.
They just couldn’t believe these 5 ladies are the ones who caused all this fuss.
The 5 ladies are extremely beautiful and they are all special students as evidenced by their gold gilded uniform. 2 of the 5 ladies can only count as lolis because of their petite and young figure while the other 3 had remarkably accentuated figures.
The one leading them needed a special mention. She had blonde hair and when comparing looks, are about as attractive as the other blonde dynamite standing behind her. However, she had a unique charm that attracted everyone’s attention.
The 5 ladies noticed Wu Yan & co who still haven’t recovered from their stunned state, they grinned at Wu Yan & co who are opening and closing their mouths like fish.
Fei Fei tilted her head.
“You know these girls? I had assumed you would be acquainted since they joined the school with you guys. I thought you guys were with them…”
Wu Yan & co still needed a bit of time to process this. Meanwhile, Mikoto jumped and she pointed at them.
“What’s going on here?! Why are th-they…”
“Oh, you guys didn’t know?’
Fei Fei looked slightly puzzled but she came to a realization.
“That’s right, you guys don’t belong to a faction and you guys are very new to the school so your communication channel might not be that wide yet, that’s normal…”
“That woman is known as Shokuhou Misaki. She’s the leader of Starlight Queen. Her power is roughly at the lower end of middle tier 7 but she has a special ability that allows her to control and manipulate people. She led Starlight Queen to be the strongest faction aside from the top 12 factions in just the span of a month!”
“Moreover, the woman by Shokuhou Misaki’s side is known as Astrea and she has an unfathomable power that solidified Starlight Queen’s reputation among all the students. Some of the students also began calling her…”
“The queen of this school!”