Don Albert’s playful behavior wasn’t lost on Isaac Cameron. “Oh, Don Albert, you and your jokes. You know we’re both too busy for that. We’re already running at full speed, what kind of classmates can we be?”
“No, Mr. Cameron!” Don Albert sounded aggrieved. “We’re close friends. Do you really think I’d challenge you without a good reason?”
He quickly added, “Okay, no more jokes. Let me be honest. Do you remember the recent renovation of the Elys-Champ Hot Springs by Master Wade? Do you know why he did that?”
Isaac Cameron replied, “Of course. The Young Master wants to train a group of martial arts masters there. What does that have to do with us?”
“Well,” Don Albert said, “I asked Master Wade if he could give us a chance to practice martial arts there.”
Isaac Cameron’s excitement was palpable as he asked, “What did he say, Don Albert?”
Don Albert grinned and replied, “Take a look at me. I told you we’ll be classmates together. Do I need to spell it out for you?”
Isaac Cameron couldn’t contain his excitement as he blurted out, “Did he agree?”
“Yes!” Don Albert exclaimed happily. “Master Wade said that this training will be a systematic teaching from the beginning. Since neither of us have attended a martial arts school before, we have a golden opportunity to learn!”
“Fantastic!” Isaac Cameron’s voice was filled with ecstasy. “Don Albert… No, my brother! You’ve really helped me this time. My dream has finally come true!”
Until now, while Isaac Cameron and Don Albert had a good relationship, there was still a noticeable gap between them in terms of social status.
Isaac Cameron was originally the Wade family’s spokesperson in Aurous Hill, while Don Albert was just a grassroots gangster. This meant that from the start, Isaac Cameron had access to a higher social circle than Don Albert.
Moreover, Isaac Cameron was Jagoan’s direct subordinate, while Don Albert had only been brought under Jagoan’s wing recently. From this perspective, Isaac’s status was still higher than Don Albert’s.
Don Albert was aware of the social gap between him and Isaac Cameron. Despite being much older than Cameron, Don Albert still respectfully referred to him as “Mr. Cameron”. Therefore, when Isaac referred to him as “brother”, Don Albert’s heart was warmed, and he felt more at ease. However, Don Albert didn’t allow himself to become complacent just because of Isaac Cameron’s friendly attitude.
With a smile, he said, “I told you before, we’re close friends. Why be so formal? Hurry up and arrange things at Shangri-La. You might have to stay here for a while once classes start.”
“No problem!” Isaac Cameron replied without hesitation. “I’ll make the arrangements as soon as possible.”
He then asked a little anxiously, “But brother, do you think we’re too old to start martial arts? It’s not easy to start, and not everyone can do it. Most people can’t even find their dantian after a lifetime of practice…”
“Don’t be afraid,” Don Albert interjected. “Do you think Master Wade would let us train here if we weren’t cut out for it? As Master Wade’s confidant, he wouldn’t be able to bear it if we were wasting our time and not learning anything.”
Isaac Cameron asked eagerly, “So you mean the Young Master will help us get started since he’s letting us learn?”
Don Albert replied with conviction, “Of course. Do you not know Master Wade’s character? Once he decides to help someone, he won’t stop until he’s done everything in his power!”
Isaac Cameron’s nerves relaxed at this. “You’re right, fifth brother! Hearing you say that puts me at ease!”
Don Albert smiled and said, “You go ahead and prepare. I’ll let you know as soon as there’s any news!”
Isaac Cameron quickly replied, “Why don’t I treat my younger brother to a drink tonight, brother? Let’s celebrate!”
Don Albert replied apologetically, “I’m afraid I won’t be able to leave here for a while. I’m responsible for the logistics here, and I have to be here 24/7. How about this? Once the training starts officially, we’ll find a chance to have a drink at Elys-Champ. Then we’ll definitely have some free time.”
“Okay!” Isaac Cameron replied with a grin, “Sounds like a plan!”
At that moment, Jagoan Wade was driving back to Aurous Hill.
This training to cultivate Martial Arts Masters in Aurous Hill was a significant move for Jagoan. As someone who had never practiced martial arts himself, he had limited ways to truly improve the understanding and strength of his opponents. While he had given pills and mental methods in the past, he knew that these alone were not enough.
Despite having the ‘Apocalyptic Book’ in his possession, Jagoan had only taught Aurora Quinton one and a half moves, and that too superficially as he himself lacked practical experience.
This time, Jagoan intended to learn from the experts and let Master Vail lay the most solid theoretical foundation for future students. He planned to provide them with a certain amount of pills to help them improve their strength from the inside out.
Jagoan understood the gravity of the opportunity he had in front of him.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for any warrior to learn from a master like Master Vail. Jagoan didn’t just want to keep this to himself, though. He wanted the Elms family to benefit from it too.
Xion, who had recently broken through to an eight-star warrior, had improved too quickly, and now her basics needed some work. This training would be the perfect chance for her to fill in the gaps. But Xion wasn’t the only one Jagoan wanted to participate.
Aurora, who was passionate about martial arts, had never really had the opportunity to attend a proper martial arts school. This would be her chance to do so.
Thinking about Aurora made Jagoan remember Jagoan Ito. He had met her during the match between Aurora and Jagoan. In terms of martial arts, Jagoan was actually far ahead of Aurora. She was a true martial arts enthusiast, unlike Aurora who only aimed for the championship. However, after a serious injury, Jagoan promised herself she would never compete again, so Jagoan rarely got the chance to see her practice.
Jagoan knew this training would be an amazing opportunity for anyone who participated, and he wanted to share it with as many people as possible.
As Jagoan was in Aurous Hill, Jagoan couldn’t help but think of how amazing it would be if she could resume her martial arts training. After all, she had a strong foundation and even took the Rejuvenation Pill to boost her strength.
However, her expertise was in Japanese martial arts, so she hadn’t yet delved into the Chinese ancient martial arts, particularly the practice of opening up the meridians.
Jagoan believed that once she mastered this technique, she could reach the level of a three-star warrior.
Despite his selfish reasons, Jagoan felt a special fondness for Jagoan and decided to swing by her new home in Thompson Apartment on his way back.
He wanted to tell her in person and gauge her interest in learning more about the Chinese martial arts. Plus, he didn’t know how long Jagoan planned on staying in Aurous Hill, so if she joined, he hoped she could stay for a while longer…