Urban Martial Arts System - Chapter 42
Chapter 42: One Fate, Two Luck, Three Omen
The Xu family was second only to the Zhou family in the whole country. Xu Xiangrong and Zhou Zuoguo were comrades-in-arms on the battlefield back then. Moreover, they had the same blood type. There’s an unknown amount of blood they’d lost for each other. In the words, old man Zhou had the Xu family’s blood running through his veins. The same could also be said about Xu Xiangrong.
Even their wife’s pregnancy was only one month away. The friendship between the two elders was so good. There was once an agreement that Elder Zhou and Elder Xu would become relatives. It’s a pity that both Elder Zhou and Elder Xu were too tough. The four brothers of the Zhou family were all boys, and the three brothers of the Xu family were also all boys. In this way, the marriage of the two families had to be given up.
In those days, men could only marry women. When that was brought up, the brothers from both families were covered in cold sweat. Fortunately for them, the two elders weren’t interested in that kind of marriage.
In Zhou Ping’s generation, Zhou Ping was the eldest grandson of the Zhou family. In the same year, the Xu family, in the hopes of Elder Xu, finally gave birth to a girl in the third generation, Xu Xiaoxuan. At that time, Elder Xu was so happy that he almost betrothed the two.
Fortunately, the two elders were not so stereotyped in their thinking and considered the happiness of the children. If the two children disagreed in the future, it would hurt the relationship between the two families, so the engagement was cancelled.
But although there was no engagement, the two families intentionally created opportunities for Zhou Ping and Xu Xiaoxuan to meet, hoping that the two could agree. In fact, Zhou Ping didn’t care. Xu Xiaoxuan was very beautiful, and he didn’t mind getting married to her. But Xu Xiaoxuan didn’t know why she had a rebellious mind.
Coupled with Zhou Ping’s poor potential at the time, it faintly became the biggest joke of the Zhou family, so Xu Xiaoxuan disliked Zhou Ping even more. Although Zhou Ping didn’t mind getting married, he didn’t feel hot and cold. But the two families kept creating “opportunities” for them. As a result, their relationship became very complicated, and there was no love between them.
When Zhou Ping arrived in the dining room and met, they both sighed for a while.
“I thought you wouldn’t return to Yanping again.” Xu Xiaoxuan’s eyes flashed as she looked at Zhou Ping.
“I never said that I will not come back. The vow I made at the time was that when I came back again, I would shock everyone.” Zhou Ping pulled a chair and sat opposite Xu Xiaoxuan.
“Vow during the second grade,” Xu Xiaoxuan said with a smile. “At that time, didn’t you like watching anime?” (TL Note: And what’s wrong with that?) Now that Zhou Ping thinked about it, he also felt that he was in the second grade.
“If you wanted to come back, you didn’t have to do this,” Xu Xiaoxuan said unhurriedly.
“What “this”?” Zhou Ping raised his eyebrows.
“Passing the seven barriers,” Xu Xiaoxuan said with a cold face.
“We used to be classmates, and everyone knows your strength. Let alone the seven barriers, can you beat any of our former classmates?”
“You all thought that I was cheating when I broke through the Seven Major Barriers?” Zhou Ping’s reaction was very flat.
“What is that if not cheating? Don’t tell me that you broke through using your own ability.” Xu Xiaoxuan showed disdain.
Faced with Xu Xiaoxuan’s disdain, Zhou Ping just smiled indifferently. Since he had the system and his strength had improved by leaps and bounds, he had confidence to face many things calmly. He no longer got angry on small stuff.
Only people who have low self-esteem used anger to compensate for their low self-esteem.
So when Xu Xiaoxuan said Zhou Ping’s cheating, Zhou Ping’s reaction was flat.
If not for the system, Zhou Ping figured that his skill wouldn’t improve even after years of training. It was like god planted a knot in him and froze.
If not for this, even if his potential was poor, it was absolutely impossible not to improve with all the advanced techniques and the blood of the Zhou family running through his veins.
After unraveling this knot, Zhou Ping’s mood changed. The haze was cleared, and he was changed.
“Why do I need to prove my strength?” Zhou Ping sighed slightly, knowing that he was no longer on the same level as his former classmates.
When one had become a dragon soaring in the sky, looking at mediocre people would just feel ridiculous.
Whether he used his strength to break through the Seven Major Barriers or fraudulently broke through them, all the higher ups knew. Are they made of wood or plastic? As for these rich youth, they could know the truth with a little research. How did they arrive at the conclusion that I cheated?
Even if my previous strength was low, isn’t just because they are jealous of me? After suddenly hearing that their classmate, who they all looked down on, will come to the gathering and is someone to look forward to, they will accuse me of cheating even if a lot of people believe it. In the end, they’re just jealous.
Zhou Ping knew his former classmates well. However, Zhou Ping’s flat smile made Xu Xiaoxuan misunderstand.
“Smiles, Zhou Ping. As the eldest grandson of the Zhou family, why bother resorting to this? Five years ago, you were the laughing stock. Five years later, you are still a laughing stock.”
“Laughing stock?” The smile on Zhou Ping’s face vanished. “Even before, who would dare laugh at me?”
“Aren’t you just relying on the power of the Zhou family? If you have the ability, don’t hide behind the Zhou family!” Xu Xiaoxuan’s face flushed, but she had to admit that no one dared to laugh at Zhou Ping.
“Ridiculous!” Zhou Ping looked proud.
“The essence of everything in the world is strength. Fist is strength, and power is strength. My surname is Zhou. I am Zhou’s grandson, and the Zhou family is the country’s wealthiest. This force is my natural strength.
“According to what you said, I shouldn’t take advantage of this natural strength. Then I’ll ask you, do people who are born with divine power can’t use their own power? Do those who are born with flexible minds can’t use their own minds?”
“You’re using strong words.” Xu Xiaoxuan wanted to refute, but didn’t know where to start. Talent is innate. Isn’t background born? It is good luck to be born in a wealthy family, and it’s also good luck to be gifted.
“Strong words?” Zhou Ping played with the corners of his mouth. Smiled disdainfully.
“The ancients said “One fate, two luck, three omen, four yin and virtue, and five reading. Do you know what this means?”
“The life of a master has these five methods.”
“These five methods are either born or acquired through hard work. Apart from these five methods, there is no other method to become a master.”
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