Lulu immediately hugged Hinagiku the moment she got down from the arena. She kept jumping and laughing that Hinagiku felt a bit troubled.
“Hinagiku! You’re so amazing!”
“No, it’s nothing…”
Hinagiku watched Lulu rub her face all over her meager bust. Lulu is supposed to be older than her by a year. However, her present appearance looked like she’s the younger of the two.
“Hinagiku, you are being too modest…”
Fei Fei adjusted her hair as she watched medical staff carry off Hinagiku’s opponent on a stretcher.
“That opponent is no small fry, a lot of the 100 rankers can win against him but I reckon there aren’t too many that can so easily mop the floor with him in a short duration. It is a prove of your strength.”
Fei Fei awkwardly continued.
“Sometimes I wonder just where did you guys come from. You, Mikoto, Ikaros, Yan, each of you have such talent and prowess that you guys are diminishing my confidence in my own strength and talent…”
“Stop right there.”
Lulu stopped Fei Fei and she glomped her.
“Sister Fei Fei is also quite amazing! You are very super duper strong! I bet sister Fei Fei can kick that guy from Crimson Land into next week if you wanted to, in 2 to 3 bouts even!”
“Sister Fei Fei, you shouldn’t say it like that. In my opinion, there are almost nobody in tier 7 that can beat you. I believe if you did a survey, nobody would think you’re being outshined in terms of talent and strength.”
Wu Yan consoled her. If Wu Yan & co didn’t have System, only Astrea, Ikaros, and Flandre-chan can beat Fei Fei. Moreover, Astrea, Ikaros, and Flandre-chan are beings who’s lifespan are measured in centuries, if the concept of mortality even applies to them.
They wouldn’t feel too good if Fei Fei got bummed out because of this.
Fei Fei caught Wu Yan in his fallible statement.
“Does the tier 7 you mentioned include you?”
Fei Fei laughed out loud in a cheeky manner.
“I am just messing with you guys. Stop consoling me, I am just blowing off a bit of steam.”
Lulu got mad when she heard her.
“Oh! Sister Fei Fei, I almost cried and that’s what you say?!”
Fei Fei wasn’t sure if she should continue laughing or to cry. Wu Yan, Hinagiku, and Mikoto exchanged glances while releasing a sigh of relief.
Thunderous cheers greeted Wu Yan & co’s ears, they almost vomitted their lunch due to the sudden sound.
Lei Wang declared the participants of the next round of the tournament. Wu Yan, Hinagiku, and Mikoto froze up when they saw the name.
Shokuhou Misaki got called out.
The person herself is currently revealing a charming smile while tossing around her brilliant golden locks. She’s not good at anything physical so she can’t jump up the stage like the other fighters. She made her way over to the staircase in a slow and composed manner.
Everyone kept metaphroically ripping their vocal chords to call out Shokuhou Misaki’s name. They are all very entertained by her gait and her looks.
“Queen!~~ Queen!~~ Queen!~~ Queen!~~ Queen!~~”
She got up the stage with one hand to her cheek. The cheering sounds only made her appearance even more magnificent.
Wu Yan, Hinagiku, Mikoto, Fei Fei, Lulu’s jaws dropped, so many people are standing up and cheering for her.
Her popularity is through the roof!
Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, Takitsubou Rikou, and Astrea behaved like they are already blase to this. They knew about Shokuhou Misaki’s cunning attitude and the various means she has at her disposal to deploy at any given time having been by her side all this while.
Idols relied on advertisements and words of mouth to accumulate their fame but Shokuhou Misaki’s popularity was gained from her own unique charm.
Shokuhou Misaki’s title of a queen isn’t for nothing.
“Th-this is too over the top isn’t it?…”
Lulu gasped at Shokuhou Misaki’s overwhelming popularity, even she felt like she should bow down to her.
“I don’t think Princess Sylph had this much popularity…”
Mikoto isn’t too amused, she grumbled.
“Knowing her, she probably used some kind of trick to achieve this…”
Wu Yan and Hinagiku exchanged a glance before they sighed. This is what they meant when they said beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
The board of directors exchanged looks. They appear to be surprised by her popularity as well. Lei Wang continued unsure of whether to laugh or cry.
“The school might belong to her at this rate…”
Shokuhou Misaki’s opponent got up onto the stage with reluctance.
Wu Yan looked at the guy like he’s looking at a poor bastard. Anyone who is Shokuhou Misaki’s opponent probably won’t look too good when compared to her.
Listening to those cheers and praise is enough to demoralize anyone going up there due to pressure.
The next instant, the opponent lost hhis consciousness.
The opponent took a surprising turn of personality much to the surprise of the crowd. Her opponent suddenly started looking at Shokuhou Misaki with a passionate gaze. He placed his head to the floor as if he is in the presence of a saint. He crawled his way over to Shokuhou Misaki’s foot like a dog, one wondered if he would kiss her feet given how close he is.
Shokuhou Misaki smiled at him.
“Will you listen to my request??”
The opponent nodded without a shred of hesitation.
“Then, are you going to surrender?”
The opponent nodded without thinking about it at all.
Shokuhou Misaki rubbed her temple like she’s troubled by something.
“But if you just surrendered now I feel like that won’t be fair to you…”
Shokuhou Misaki smiled again.
“Alright, you knock yourself out, that way you won’t regret losing without doing anything…”
The guy knocked himself out by delivering a punch to his own temple.
Lei Wang looked at the proceeding of the match with shock before he announced the victor.
“Victory goes to Shokuhou Misaki!”
“Glory to the queen! All hail the queen! To the glorious monarch!”
Everyone started going nuts with their incessant cheers.
Shokuhou Misaki laughed while putting a finger to her lips in a coy manner.
“Is this too grandiose, I wonder?”
She looked at Wu Yan while winking and smiling at him.
Hmph, that oughta show you who is going to play on a bigger stage.
Wu Yan has the faintest feeling that Shokuhou Misaki is still holding a grudge over the stuff he said to her before.