Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After evaluating the two of them, the evaluation team turned their eyes to Lin Yao.
"Student, you can demonstrate your ability."
Lin Yao touched the back of his head awkwardly upon hearing this.
"My ability is not very straightforward."
"It's okay. As long as you can explain it, we will have a way to test it."
As a group of veterans who had been stationed in the evaluation team all year round, they had seen many abilities and they naturally would not be stumped. Upon seeing this, Lin Yao told them about his ability.
"My ability is sunlight absorption, which is basically photosynthesis—the same process that a big tree uses to absorb sunlight."
"Photosynthesis? Buddy, how is your ability useful?"
Jia Shi was the one who made that comment. He was a natural socializer.
Lin Yao did not ignore his question. He also wanted to demonstrate his ability, as he wanted to receive as much money as possible. He was very short of money right now.
"The absorption of sunlight can restore my physical strength, heal small injuries, and speed up my cultivation. The stronger the sunlight, the better the effect of cultivation and the longer the cultivation time…"
"Okay, let's stop here."
Lin Yao wanted to explain further but was interrupted by the old man above him.
At the same time, the old man turned to the other two people.
"You two can take the money and go back. You can print the certificate outside. We need time to set up the venue for sunlight absorption."
"Uh, I still want to have a meal with my two buddies."
"You can always do it in the future. His test will take some time."
Since the evaluators had said so, Jia Shi could only leave with the candidate who could lengthen his body parts.
After they left, the soldier who had shocked Lin Yao with his powerful aura suddenly stood up.
"Are you sure you are not mistaken about your light ability?"
The colonel was too close to him. His powerful aura made Lin Yao feel somewhat uncomfortable. In the end, the beautiful lady who had snorted coldly just now rescued Lin Yao from this oppressive aura.
"Alright, Colonel Zhang. Don't worry. Since he is here, let's just test him out to see his exact ability."
Based on their reaction, Lin Yao felt that this light ability seemed different.
However, without waiting for him to ask more questions, the very charming lady above smiled and looked at Lin Yao.
"Student Lin, is that right? Do you have any idea how to demonstrate your ability?"
"Yes, I can practice boxing under the sun. Back when I was just an ordinary person, I could only practice three times without taking nutrients. Right now, depending on the intensity of the sun, I can practice five to six times."
"In that case, you can go under the sun."
Soon, everyone came to the yard. While walking, Lin Yao felt that his ability seemed very popular.
'That is weird. This shouldn't be the case. Although my ability is related to the Tree of Light, I didn't tell them. I merely said that it is sunlight absorption. This ability is similar to the abilities of the other two. At most, it's only slightly stronger. Is it really that important?'
Lin Yao felt puzzled, but he had a feeling that there would be a positive outcome.
'Forget it. Anyway, it's not an ability related to death or coldness. No matter where one is, light represents hope, justice, brightness, and beauty. Everything will turn out well. Nothing bad will come out of it.'
With that thought in mind, Lin Yao walked to an empty courtyard and demonstrated the military boxing training that he'd practiced for several years.
The reason he'd only practiced it for several years instead of more than ten years was because military boxing had been evolving.
The martial arts level of the country as a whole had been improving, and military boxing, which was the foundation of China, also kept improving. This was evident from its name. The 13th Military Boxing suggested that there had been 11th and 12th military boxing techniques before, and there would certainly be 14th and 15th military boxing techniques in the future.
'I remember that the techniques before the 10th Military Boxing were silver techniques, and any techniques later than that were gold techniques. I wonder if boxing will evolve to a diamond technique after the 20th Military Boxing.'
Since Lin Yao was very proficient in it, he could let his imagination run wild while practicing.
Soon, Lin Yao had completed one set of military boxing training.
He had come for the evaluation straight after his morning exercise. He had run all the way there, spent some time waiting in the room, and watched as two other talented people had gone in for their tests. Two hours had passed since then, so it was about ten o'clock now. The sun was very bright and Lin Yao could absorb a lot of sunlight energy as a result.
Lin Yao felt warm upon being exposed to the sun. He was kind of addicted to the absorption of sunlight.
"It's cool. I would like to keep working out."
Lin Yao continued boxing. This was a group of powerhouses who could evaluate talented people, so there was no need for Lin Yao to drain his energy. The evaluators already knew what was going on.
"It is indeed a light-based ability. He absorbs light to get stronger. This ability is good."
"The ability might be good, but the effect is somewhat weak. This ability is only at the bronze level at best."
"He has just awakened. I have checked the information. This teenager only awakened a day or two ago, so there is a lot of room for improvement."
A researcher with glasses never left, nor did he turn on his cell phone or computer. However, he said that he had checked the information, and no one doubted his words.
"Only a day or two ago? If he can really improve, we can concentrate on grooming him."
While they were discussing this, Lin Yao finished his second round of military boxing. The big bosses already understood Lin Yao's ability, so they stopped Lin Yao and told him to come to the front.
"We are very clear about your situation. Now, we have a few questions for you. Can you incorporate special light effects in your attacks? Or can you store the light energy and release it at night?"
Although it was expected, Lin Yao's answer still caused a few people to sigh in disappointment.
"Oh, what a pity."
"It would be great if it could be stored."
They felt sorry about this, which surprised Lin Yao. Earlier, when Jia Shi and the talented person who could lengthen his body parts had been tested, the evaluation team had not shown any emotion while the two candidates had answered their questions. His situation was somewhat unusual.
"What's the matter? Why do you feel sorry about my ability?"
Lin Yao was puzzled. After making sense of his situation, the evaluators gave their rating.
"According to the strength and ability you have shown, your rating is bronze and your potential is graded silver. However, your ability type has a special use for the country. Therefore, your subsidy will be based on the silver grade."
"Based on the silver subsidy, the country will allocate 3,000 yuan, and you can choose a silver-level combat skill from the Abnormal Ability Department for free."
The evaluators from the government said their piece and the people from the city carried on. "You are a talented young man of this city, so we will always support you. In addition to the state subsidies, you will also get a monthly subsidy of 5,000 yuan and a bottle of low-level nutrition drink every month."