The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 714 - Parting Ways
Chapter 714: Parting Ways
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin found a large, shady tree and deftly climbed it. He sat on a branch and gazed into the distance. Having confirmed there were no dangers, he raised his thumb toward White Seven waiting below.
White Seven found a clean spot and sat down. She then grabbed a bottle of water from her storage soul tool to quench her thirst.
Meanwhile, Tang Wulin had stuffed a large flatbread with some beef and was munching away. To him, food was indispensable. Now that he could not use his soul power, it was even more critical to keep his bloodline in peak condition.
White Seven glanced at Tang Wulin who was sitting on a branch. Her stomach was growling. She had not eaten since this morning. She was going to buy some food but ended up empty-handed as all the shops in town had long queues.
At present, she was eyeing Wulin enjoying his food. She was starving having walked for two hours. However, she was too dignified to ask for food.
She had not exactly been kind toward Tang Wulin and did not allow him to sleep in the room. In fact, she had kept her distance from him. If she were to ask him for food now, she would lose her pride.
Being on higher ground and having a good view, he caught sight of White Seven salivating. He snickered with pleasure but kept it to himself. He had always been cynical. Although White Seven gave him a hard time, he was not a person who took it to heart.
They would spend at least three months together. It was better to adapt to each other’s idiosyncrasies. He needed to tone down White Seven’s arrogant behavior.
After he finished his meal, Tang Wulin took a sip of water. He looked at White Seven who was sitting below the tree and mused. ‘She’s really obstinate!’
As he thought this, he took out another flatbread and some beef. Without a second thought, he gobbled that down as well.
White Seven could no longer contain her hunger which made her sulked. When did she ever had to endure such hardship? She stood up and lashed out at Tang Wulin.
“Give me some food,” her tone was harsh. She was incorrigible.
Tang Wulin paid no attention to her. It was as if he had not heard her at all.
“Hey, I’m talking to you. Are you listening?” shouted White Seven angrily.
“There’s no one by the name of ‘Hey’ here,” Tang Wulin retorted.
“You!” White Seven was about to lose her temper but then realized her helpless situation. “Don’t you have any manners? I can’t imagine a true gentleman not offering to share his meal.”
Tang Wulin smiled faintly. “Manners? How much does half a kilogram cost? I guess I don’t have it. I’m from a poor family. We only know the basic necessities to fill our bellies and warm our bodies. Something like manners, even if I have it, still depends on the opinion of the other person. By the way, if you’re ill, you’d better go get treatment. It may be terminal.”
White Seven was furious. “You dare curse me? How am I terminally ill?”
Tang Wulin said drily, “Princess complex.”
“I…” White Seven was stunned. She responded angrily, “Are you coming down or not?”
“I’m not.” Tang Wulin took one big bite after another.
“Alright, don’t you regret it.” White Seven snorted. Unknowingly, there was a hint of rejoice in her voice.
Tang Wulin’s heart stirred. He caught a glimpse of White Seven’s eyes which seemed to flicker with light.
In the next instant, Tang Wulin felt an intense pins-and-needles sensation. Caught off guard, his body slanted to the side and he fell from his perch.
Nonetheless, his spiritual powers were still strong. In the midst of falling, he managed to maintain his balance. When he hit the ground, he did a cartwheel and steadied himself on his feet.
Unfortunately, he had flung his beef flatbread in the process.
“You…” Tang Wulin’s expression turned grim. This girl was capricious.
“I told you that you’d regret it. Serves you right for ignoring me. You can’t eat it now, can you?” said White Seven triumphantly.
Tang Wulin shot her a cold glance. “I’m truly at a loss as to how Battle Soul Hall recruited you in the first place. It’s a miracle that with such an attitude you’re able to join Battle Soul Hall. From now on, you mind your own business, and I’ll mind mine. Let’s part ways.” After his rebuke, he walked over to pick up the flatbread and the piece of beef. He then dusted off the dirt and refilled the flatbread. With that, he turned around and walked away in great strides.
“Hey!” White Seven was stunned. She did not expect Tang Wulin to be this harsh and to walk off following the tiff.
Tang Wulin strolled down the hillside without even a parting glance. He picked up his pace when he heard a distant voice. “If you can’t stand it, then just use the dragonball and leave this place.”
Even with his forgiving nature, when White Seven threw him off the tree and made him lose his flatbread, Tang Wulin could not help but lost his cool.
There would not be any advantage from teaming up with such a person. He could be held back by this fickle, uncooperative partner. He did not wish to remain with her. In her absence, he could unleash his bloodline power to fight as he wished. There would be fewer limitations.
“That bastard. The least he could do was leave some food for me!” White Seven was furious and stomped her feet.
Tang Wulin could care less about what she thought. For such an unruly girl, the more you played to her tune, the more recalcitrant she would be. He decided to ignore her. After all, when this mission was completed, nobody would recognize who the other fighter was. He had no intention of crossing her path in the future anyway.
Gu Yue was a little eccentric, with frequent mood swings. Nevertheless, she could be sensible at times.
When he thought about Gu Yue, Tang Wulin’s footsteps slowed. He sighed in his heart. ‘Gu Yue, oh Gu Yue. How would you have me treat you?’
During these past six months, Gu Yue’s behavior had turned peculiar. They were still intimate but he distinctly felt the growing distance between them.
“We’re about to arrive in the next city. This Star Luo Empire sure is interesting. The story about the small worlds was fascinating. How big is this world? There is a myriad of conceivable fantasies.” Xie Xie was talking animatedly to Yuanen Yehui beside him.
In the bus, Xie Xie shared a seat with Yuanen Yehui. On the other hand, Xu Xiaoyan was with Yue Zhengyu, while Xu Lizhi sat beside Ye Xinglan.
The seat beside Gu Yue was empty. For some reason, the seat was empty and her heart felt that way too.
“It’s a shame that the captain isn’t with us. It’d be great if he was,” came Xie Xie’s voice from behind. Gu Yue instinctively shut her eyes. ‘Where’s he? Why isn’t there at least a soul call from him?’
Spontaneously, she fished out the Star Luo Continent soul communication tool which Wu Zhangkong gave her. Her finger paused and hovered above the keypad.
‘Wulin, I’ve done this for your own good. I was wrong in the beginning. I shouldn’t have approached you on my own accord. I know now it’s not easy to let go. I impulsively agreed to complete my studies in the inner courts before I leave. If this were the ‘old’ me, there’s no way I’d make such a promise!’
‘Where are you?’
She was reluctant to admit it. Without a doubt, she missed him.
“Eh?” Tang Wulin laid prostrate amidst the shrub. He was getting more anxious and doubtful by the minute.
He had been in this position for some time. Beyond the hilly terrain, it was a vast expanse of the plains. Tang Wulin noticed a soufflé of clouds floating by close to the ground at a height of less than a hundred meters,
The most mystifying was that the colors of these clouds were completely different. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. They came in all colors.
Also, he sensed that these colorful clouds were not what they appeared to be. There was a kind of distinctive energy within every cloud. He could feel a strong sense of familiarity toward these clouds.
‘What clouds are these?’
Tang Wulin was piqued with curiosity. After a while, he noticed that although these clouds were floating, each colored cloud was poised within a confined space, undulating as it was around a fixed axis. Another odd attribute was these clouds were unceasingly shape shifting. Faintly, they resembled dragons.
‘Could it be the name Dragon Valley originated from these clouds? What were their effects?’
Tang Wulin’s superb analytical skills concluded these clouds were harmless. Otherwise, the Tang Sect would not have permitted their appearance. Black One had mentioned that entering the Dragon Valley would be an opportune moment for them.
If it was an opportunity, that would mean it was something good.
However, he decided not to be rash. He would observe first before acting.
He picked up a piece of rock. In the next instant, with a half twirl of his body, Tang Wulin hurled the rock.
What tremendous strength he had. The rock, like a cannonball, headed straight toward the clouds in the vast sky.