The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 753 - I'll Never Give Up
Chapter 753: I’ll Never Give Up
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Male Number Thirty-eight, please begin.” Lan Muzi drew a new number. Number Thirty-eight was Tang Wulin’s acquaintance. It was his classmate, the person with the nickname Shackler, Luo Guixing.
Luo Guixing’s lotus leaf floated up to the very front. He wore a genuine smile on his face, “I’ve noticed that the people who want to confess their loves outnumber those who want to display their strengths. Yes! Everybody understands, and almost everyone knows who they like. Then, I’ll join in their ranks as well. I have a confession to make as well.”
Luo Guixing’s gaze shifted to the opposite side. After he hummed for a brief moment, he said, “First of all, I have something to say to my good friend Xu Yucheng. From the perspective our lot draws, my luck is better than yours. All these years, we’ve liked her and have always been competing against each other both openly and secretly. However, this has never affected our brotherly relationship.”
“However, there are things on which we can compromise and those on which we can’t. Since the god of fortune has bestowed his blessings upon me, then I’m sorry brother, I’ll be seizing this opportunity for myself.”
When he said this, he immediately piqued the interest of everybody. Two boys and one girl? Two boys liking one girl at the same time? They were even good friends.
Tang Wulin practically shifted his gaze onto Wu Siduo on the opposite side out of instinct. Based on his understanding of Luo Guixing’s personality, if Luo Guixing and Xu Yucheng liked the same person at the same time, then it could only have been Wu Siduo.”
As expected, Wu Siduo, who stood on the opposite side, had her brows slightly furrowed.
“I’ve liked you for a very long time now. It all began from when we’re defeated by Tang Wulin and the others. Back then, we were all still very young. Even if we had feelings, they were all a blur. However, I quickly learned about the meaning of these words — unrequited love.”
“Back at our place when we were little, I was always the most outstanding one. After I made it into the Genius Youths Ranking, the feeling that I was the best intensified even more. It was only until I set foot in this place that I realized that the Genius Youths Ranking or any other sort of those rankings are all bullsh*t! The blows to my confidence pushed me to work harder, and to move forward. Throughout this process, you’ve always been there beside me.”
“I’m lucky to be in Class One, to have such powerful classmates. You’re all the ones that make me strive to grow. I’m even luckier to have been able to meet you. This year, we’ve all come of age. On this Sea God Fated Date Festival, I don’t want to suppress my own feelings any longer. No matter how busy we’ll all be, let us have a hot and intense love relationship! Wu Siduo, please, give me a chance.”
Luo Guixing made his confession in open view. He did not beat around the bush in the slightest. There was not even too many feelings in his confession — those that showed how truly, madly, and deeply 1 he felt. He simply expressed his inner thoughts in a straightforward manner.
However, Wu Siduo still had a frown on her face. She looked at him. Suddenly, she loudly apologized, “I’m sorry!”
According to the rules, the girls in this segment were actually not allowed to open their mouths. This was a segment where the boys would have a chance to show themselves off. However, Wu Siduo still opened her mouth, just like Xu Xiaoyan before her. However, unlike the latter, she was even more unwilling to hold Luo Guixing up.
Luo Guixing was definitely extremely outstanding. An eighteen-year-old, five-ringed, one-word battle armor master. He would be outstanding no matter where he was, even in Shrek Academy! She did not wish to affect Luo Guixing’s selection of his other half.
Luo Guixing was slightly stunned. He obviously had never thought that Wu Siduo’s rejection would be this straightforward. He shook his head with slight helplessness, “Thank you for telling me your answer directly. Is this is the case, then I wish both of you happiness.”
A hint of bitterness appeared on his face. In the next moment, the lotus leaf under his feet sank silently, bringing his body with it.
Luo Guixing… failed?
Tang Wulin could not help but feel shocked in his heart. To be completely honest, in his team, the most outstanding one would have been Luo Guixing aside from Wu Siduo. He even surpassed Wu Siduo in terms of leadership. However, he had never expected his confession of love to fail so directly. Wu Siduo did not even have the slightest hesitation. It was clear that she did not want to give him even a slight glimmer of hope.
Xu Yucheng’s turn was up after three other participants.
His lotus leaf floated to the front as everyone watched him intently. They wanted to see how he would express his affection.
Surprisingly, Xu Yucheng looked at Wu Siduo from afar and said only three words, “What about me?”
Wu Siduo sighed and shook her head determinedly.
“Got it!” Xu Yuchang laughed mockingly at himself. Beams of dark and gloomy lights flashed beneath his feet and the lotus leaf turned into countless shards. Like Luo Guixing before him, his body sank into the water.
Shackler Luo Guixing and Immortal Xu Yucheng. They were both outstanding students from the genius class! Their excellence was not even inferior to that of the current Shrek Seven Monsters. However, both of them had failed when confessing to their own teammate.
The faraway outer court students could not help but look at the beautiful Wu Siduo. She was clearly not in a good mood as well. Although her face was slightly pale, her lips were pressed hard together, showing her stubbornness.
She did not hesitate even if she had to reject them in their faces. This was because she knew very well that things would not be better for anyone if she led them on much longer.
“The Love at Second Sight segment continues. The next one is…” Tang Yinmeng paused slightly. Then, her gaze fell on Tang Wulin. “Number Fifty-One. Please.”
The lotus leaf beneath his feet floated. Tang Wulin’s heart began beating faster as well. It has been three years… A full three years! They had been apart for more than a thousand days and nights. Finally, they were able to meet again.
‘She’s grown up, so have I.’
‘We’re finally not kids anymore, we’re adults now.’
‘More than a thousand days and nights. Throughout those busy and dry days, I’ve taken a good look at my own heart. For more than a thousand days and nights, I wonder, if you have ever thought of me in your heart?’
‘You didn’t keep a light burning for me… Is it because you’ve forgotten about me? Even so, I’ll not give up… I’ll never give up!’
On the opposite side, a pair of beautiful eyes stared at him — the most handsome young man in the entire venue.
Number Eighteen’s gaze was staring. Number Seventeen had also raised her head without anyone noticing. Dai Yun’er was so excited and jubilant that she seemed ready to dash forth from her lotus leaf at any moment. There was also Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan. They too, were looking at him.
Everyone was looking forward to hearing what he was about to say.
“Due to certain reasons, I’ve been away for three years. During this thousand days and nights, I’ve been missing the academy at every possible moment because ever since the sudden departure of my parents, this place has been my home. Today, I’ve returned. I’ve come just at the right time for the Sea God Fated Date Festival. I did not hesitate and came here directly because I was afraid that I would miss this opportunity. More than that, I was afraid that you would’ve already fallen in love with someone else.”
“Three years ago, I asked you if you only got close to me because of my bloodline. Then, during those dry days, I’ve given it a lot of thought. I thought that I was very stupid to have asked you that question back then. I shouldn’t have asked it in the first place. You’ve given me a sure answer, and that made me sad. I was sadder when I knew that I had a good-for-nothing martial soul and had a defective spirit soul. However, I couldn’t let it show… because I was the captain. I couldn’t let everyone see the weak side of me.”
“I’ve tried very hard to bear with the pain in my heart and led the team in the competition until we obtained the final victory. However, even then, I didn’t know how I should face you, or perhaps, how I should face myself.”
“More than three years have passed. During these thousand days and nights, I’ve thought about many, many things. Many thing which I don’t understand in the past has all been made clear to me now. Why should I care so much about other things if I like someone? Regardless of the reason you and I met… regardless of how we came to know each other… Since I like you, I’m willing to accept everything about you. If you like me too, we’ll be together. If you don’t like me, then I’ll do all that I can to make you like me, and we’ll still be together. That’s why, no matter what, with regard to this relationship of ours, I’ll never give up! From today on, I’m yours and you must be responsible for me.”