The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 897 - Vexing Little Witch
Chapter 897: Vexing Little Witch
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Though it was highly advanced, their powerful radar was not designed to detect signals from underground, so it was impossible for it to track anything one hundred meters deep.
Gu Yue lay on Tang Wulin’s back with her arms wrapped around his neck. He used his pair of Dragon Claws to open up a path as he dug forward swiftly.
He was not doing digging in a random direction. In fact, he saw that there was a river nearby just as he was about to jump off the fortress earlier. He thought that there must have been a river that crossed through the Great Star Dou Forest that had been revealed later on due to deforestation. The river was about a hundred meters wide with an unknown depth, so he felt this was his best escape path.
“No. We’ve lost them.”
“Do a blanket search. Use the underground detector.”
The Spirit Pagoda rapidly encircled the forest, but all their detection equipment was unable to find any sign of Tang Wulin and Gu Yue. It was as if they had vanished into thin air.
A few minutes later, the entrance of Tang Wulin’s cave was discovered. However, the underground cave was already sealed, so they would need to dig it out again. Then, how were they supposed to locate Tang Wulin’s path if they were so busy digging?
It was already fifteen minutes later when a large number of underground detection instruments was moving in convoy. The underground detection that covered the area of dozens of kilometers had yet to discover any large life forms. Tang Wulin and Gu Yuena seemed to have vanished into thin air.
“Whoosh!” As the water roared, Tang Wulin and Gu Yue stuck out their heads almost in unison.
The cold and refreshing water flowed downward with the current and carried their bodies along with it.
Tang Wulin turned around to see that Star Dou Fortress was already dozens of kilometers behind them. Yes, he dug the underground tunnel all the way to the river and relied on the water current to carry them out. They floated along with the current and distanced themselves from the hubbub without too much effort.
Tang Wulin pulled Gu Yue into his arms as he asked softly, “Are you cold?”
Gu Yue shook her head. Even though she had lost her memories, the cold still had no effect on her since her cultivation base had not changed.
“Father, you were so scary earlier. You frightened me when you were yelling at them,” Gu Yue spoke in dissatisfaction.
Tang Wulin smiled and spoke, “How would they believe that I’d genuinely threaten your life if I didn’t?! It’s fine now. They can’t possibly discover us at this point. We’ll go downstream, and I’ll put on some makeup for you when we’re ashore. Then, we shall both change our clothes. Everything will be fine then.”
“Hmm, hmm. Father, I’m hungry.” Gu Yue hugged his neck. Their clothes were thoroughly soaked in water, and Tang Wulin immediately felt himself burning up as she leaned closer. Her youthful, vigorous body was more than he could handle.
“Gu Yue, have you remembered why they were calling you ‘Gu Yuenan?” Tang Wulin asked. The question had been constantly clouding his mind like a haze.
Gu Yue shook her head in confusion and held him tightly.
They continued to flow downstream for another five to six kilometers. Tang Wulin brought Gu Yue onto the shore when he saw a highway intersection near the riverside.
“Change into dry clothes. Fath… I’ll take you to a meal.” The fact that he had almost addressed himself as ‘Father’ left Tang Wulin feeling quite awkward.
“Father, I don’t know how.” Gu Yue’s huge eyes were filled with innocence.
The corners of Tang Wulin’s lip twitched once. ‘She doesn’t know how to change?’
Her drenched clothes left almost nothing of Gu Yue’s graceful figure to the imagination. Tang Wulin felt his face flush as his heart started beating loudly.
“You’re such a vexing little witch.” Tang Wulin moaned as he found a corner by the roadside. Blushing, he procured a set of Gu Yue’s clothes from her storage bracelet and then passed them to her. Gu Yue was not bothered, but it was having a drastic reaction on Tang Wulin.
“Father, are you hot? Why is your face turning scarlet?” Gu Yue blinked her huge eyes as she asked.
“Smack!” Tang Wulin raised his hand and gave her perky buttocks a slap. “Shut up.”
“Hmmph!” Gu Yue pouted her lips in annoyance.
To keep himself from behaving rashly, Tang Wulin needed just as much of his incredible willpower as he used to resist the pain of breaking through the Golden Dragon King Seal.
Despite their love for each other, he did not wish to do anything to Gu Yue when she had amnesia.
After Tang Wulin was done changing her, he changed into a set of dry clothes swiftly as well before pulling Gu Yue onto the road. He then brought out the Tang Sect Combat Vehicle that was camouflaged as an ordinary car. He drove along the road with Gu Yue and left the place in a hurry.
They could move much faster with the combat vehicle, and Tang Wulin soon discovered that the road was leading to the east by reading the road signs.
He was not in a rush to return to Shrek City, so he drove all the way to a small city nearest to the highway. Exiting the highway, he entered the city, and once there, he disguised himself and Gu Yue with makeup.
“Father, why do you look old now?” Gu Yue asked with a frown when she saw that Tang Wulin had used the makeup to age himself.
Tang Wulin spoke in frustration, “You’re always calling me ‘Father’ so this is the most natural look for me! Speak as little as you can later.”
“Oh, but you’re not handsome anymore,” Gu Yue muttered to herself.
The two of them got off the car and entered a small hotel. He checked in for two rooms, so they could have a moment’s rest.
His expression gradually became dour when he turned on the soul television in his hotel room.
He expected that the television stations would be showing all sorts of information related to the great disaster in Shrek City.
Tang Wulin’s had steadied his mind after experiencing such a catastrophe, followed by his encounters in the Great Star Dou Forest. The incidents had already taken place, so it was completely meaningless for him to continue grieving. Firstly, he would need to deal with the situation he was currently facing, and he would need to figure out a way to change it. His main purpose for staying here was to clear his thoughts before he decided what to do next.
He was well aware that the reason he could calm his frantic emotions was that Gu Yue was by his side. He was at his most determined when his true love was with him.
“The Federation will do its duty in handling the unprecedented attack at Shrek City. The Federal Parliament announces its dissolution, and a date for elections will be set.”
“Preliminary statistics for the fatalities in Shrek City exceed one thousand two hundred people with over two million casualties. Less than one-third of the city’s area has taken immeasurable damage. Shrek Academy is completely annihilated while the Tang Sect headquarters is destroyed. According to the witnesses’ accounts and satellite images, the Spirit Pagoda, which is located slightly farther away from the blast zone, would have been affected by the explosion if not for Shrek Academy’s His Excellency Sea God’s Pavilion Master Atlas Douluo’s sacrifice in blocking the two Godkiller-rank fixed soul ammunitions.”
“The Federation’s army has already formed an investigation squad to determine the cause of two Godkiller-rank fixed soul ammunitions’ disappearance. The commander-in-chief has stated that they’ll certainly do anything within their power to find the assailants. Such a horrific tragedy is unprecedented on the continent. The army mourns the deceased deeply.”
“Shrek Academy’s graduates are holding ceremonies in several places across the continent to mourn the students and staff that were tragically killed in the attack.”
“The Tang Sect has declared war on the Holy Spirit Cult. However, the Tang Sect is suffering from severe losses this time according to our sources on the inside. Their headquarters took a heavy blow with at least four branchmasters slain, while its Douluo Hall Master’s whereabouts are still unknown. Our reporter is following up on the most up-to-date information at present.”
“The Holy Spirit Cult declares responsibility for this terrorist attack, but the cult did not reveal itself until this moment. The station calls on the public to immediately report to your local district offices if you notice anything suspicious.”
“There is a rumor that a third Godkiller-rank fixed soul ammunition has gone missing just like the other two. If this is true, which city will be the target of the next Godkiller? What is the federal government actually doing?”
All sorts of chaotic information were continuously broadcasted through the soul television channels. As he watched the television, Tang Wulin did not notice that he was clenching his fists so tightly that his nails were digging into his palms.
He was still hoping that everything that had happened was an illusion. He wished that everything was just like the dream created by the Old Demons back when they were still on Demon Island and that this was just a nightmare.
Yet the reality of it all was right there before him. There was no doubt that this was not just a nightmare. As he saw two deep craters on the ground and the surrounding remnants of Shrek City on the television, Tang Wulin could not help but shed tears from his eyes.
One thousand two hundred people dead! Those were one thousand two hundred living beings yet they were killed without a thought.
The number one city on the continent. The city that never slumbered and its academy with over twenty thousand years of history was gone just like that.
The enemy was cunning and cruel!
Tang Wulin remained motionless for the longest time after he turned off the television. He sat there and calmed his emotions as he analyzed the information which he had just received.