Chapter 103 - Accomplice
Every other participant on the stage was all supposed to have better bloodlines than Gustav so it came off as suspicious to the principal when he noticed that Gustav was surpassing them in speed.
'Maybe it's because of her,' Principal Erwin remembered that Gustav had been receiving training from miss Aimee.
It wasn't a secret anymore that Gustav was receiving training from miss Aimee but no one knew that Gustav's increase in strength didn't totally come from her.
Principal Erwin felt that Gustav's training with miss Aimee was the only possible explanation even though it was supposed to be impossible to train an F-grade mixed-blood to be more powerful than those that had higher grades. This was the explanation he came up with but that didn't mean his suspicion towards Gustav had reduced instead he knew that there was nothing he could do about it.
'Maybe she only trained him in the aspect of speed,' Principal Erwin came to this conclusion since it was very possible for a person to be trained in only speed and end up becoming faster than those that were supposed to be stronger.
"Principal Erwin had a little monster like this and decided to keep him under the wraps during the first half?" Principal Durk said from the side.
"Haha, Principal Durk that wasn't my intention... He was only meant to observe his opponents for the first half and know how to tackle them successfully during the second half," Principal Erwin didn't miss the opportunity to make Echelon Academy look good. Blowing Gustav's trumpet was the best way to achieve that right now.
"Ah, so he's like a secret weapon and Principal Erwin decided not to unleash him till the next half?" Black Rock principal asked from the side with a look of astonishment.
"Haha, you can say that," Principal Erwin laughed lightly while replying.
'A secret weapon that cost me a lot,' Principal Erwin was both heartbroken and joyful at the same time, 'But at least he is worth it,'
The exchange event commenced and schools continued to ask their questions only to have them answered by Gustav.
Holland stared at Gustav from his position and shook his head with a wry smile,' I've lost to him,'
-An hour later
The exchange of knowledge event had come to an end and the results were currently being showcased on the screen above.
1. Echelon Academy » 190 points
2. Atrihea city high school » 90 points
3. Cheryl High school » 35 points
4. Briar Bullet High schools » 30 points
5. Black Rock schools » 30 points
6. Eagle wings school » 25 points
7. Ascension Academy » 20 points
8. Salvation Academy » 10 points
9. Mount Eve high » 5 points
10. Caldruis Eva high » 5 points
11. Reflection Academy » 5 points
12. Rose High school » 5 points
Echelon Academy took first place in the exchange of knowledge event.
The difference in points between the first and the second place was gargantuan.
It was truly an outstanding win for Echelon Academy.
The entire hall erupted in cheers after the event came to an end. The cheers were mostly from Echelon Academy students.
Even though a lot of them still regarded Gustav as a lower life form due to his bloodline they had to admit that this wouldn't have been possible without him.
The exchange of knowledge event came to an end this way and the students were taken back to the hotel to rest for tomorrow's duel.
It had already been announced that there were going to be duels between schools tomorrow in Atrihea city high school's training grounds.
All schools would be participating with seven students each.
Some hours later Gustav was heading to his room after he had a conversation with the principal and some of the teachers.
'Hehe, that's more than a million now... I just need to find a way to keep multiplying that,' Gustav said internally as he walked across the hallway.
He had finished receiving compensations from the principal and the teachers. It was truly a bountiful harvest for him.
As Gustav transversed through the hallway he noticed someone headed towards him from the opposite direction.
"Hmm, what are you doing here?" Gustav asked with a menacing look after figuring out who the person was.
It was none other than the white-haired beauty Maltida. She paused her movement when she arrived in front of Gustav.
Gustav walked to the front of his room door and stood before it while staring at her.
"What do you want?" Gustav asked again.
"Well... First, good job today we would have lost if you didn't step up," She praised Gustav with a smile.
"Hmm, What exactly do you want Maltida? Stop beating around the bush, I know you're not the type to care about others," Gustav said with an intense glare.
"Ouch, that hurt," Maltida muttered with a wry smile, "but maybe you're right," Maltida replied with a serious gaze.
"When you live the kind of life that I do you tend to ignore th..." Before Maltida could complete her sentence Gustav interrupted her.
"I don't care! Keep whatever you're gonna say to yourself," Gustav's tone and manner of speaking at this point sounded very uncaring.
It was laced with such coldness that Maltida felt chills, especially with the way he stared at her.
"Just tell me what you want? Why are you on my case?" Gustav asked while moving closer to her.
"I want us to make a deal," Maltida said while moving closer to Gustav.
"A Deal? Sounds pretty interesting but what makes you think I'd make a deal with you without knowing your motive first?" Gustav asked.
"I want us to work together after getting into the MBO training camp... I want us to be accomplices," Maltida finally spilled the beans.
"Work together? What makes you think I'll pass the test and get into the camp? even if I did why would you want to work with trash?" Gustav asked in successions.
"I hope you stop seeing me as a fool because you and I both know that you're not trash anymore..." Maltida said with a look of certainty.
"I don't know what happened to you recently but I can tell that you're not the same as you used to be..." She added.
"I don't know what you're getting at, why would you need an accomplice within the camp?" Gustav asked with a suspicious gaze.
"You can't understand the information big families receive... If we become comrades I will explain everything to you... It's gonna be a win-win in the end," Maltida answered.
"Just where are you getting such ideas about me being worthy of becoming your accomplice?" Gustav questioned with a suspicious gaze.