The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 919 - Lovesick Heartbreak Flower
Chapter 919: Lovesick Heartbreak Flower
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the Six Great Beasts had fused their original bodies into him, their human forms began to fade.
“Your Majesty, our seeds are in our original bodies. We’ll naturally leave them in the Nature Seed by the time we transform ourselves into spirit souls for you and your companions. There’s no need to worry. We’ll grow next to the Nature Seed as guardians when you sow it. May we ask if there are any more heaven-and-earth that you and your companions need?”
Tang Wulin turned his head to the side and looked toward his friends. The group was already glowing with excitement. Yue Zhengyu took the initiative to speak, “I don’t. The opportunity to receive a senior as my associate spirit soul in the future means the world to me. We must learn to be content, or we’ll be struck by lightning as punishment.”
The rest of them nodded in succession. Tang Wulin smiled and said, “They’re right. We shouldn’t drain the pool to catch the fish. Even though the Icefire Polarized Eyes is capable of growing plants quickly, time is still needed. We can’t take too much, and it’s better to leave some for those that come after.”
They were already taking away the Six Great Beasts, so there was no other item that was more precious than they here. They would truly be struck by lightning if they were too greedy.
The Damask Tulip’s smile was growing wider now. However, he pondered for a moment before he spoke to Tang Wulin, “Your Majesty, may I recommend that you try one type of spirit item? If you manage to get its approval, it could possibly save your life in the future once, or perhaps I should say that it will bestow one more life upon you.”
Tang Wulin looked at the Damask Tulip in astonishment. There was no doubt that the Damask Tulip was already considering all sorts of issues completely from Tang Wulin’s point of view, now that he was chosen to become Tang Wulin’s spirit soul.
The Damask Tulip walked to the side as the plants parted one after another, revealing a huge rock as black as ink. The rock was striking among so many spirit items. There was a pure white flower with a dash of red growing on the top of the rock. It was so incredibly beautiful that it seemed to compel one’s spirit toward itself from a mere glance.
“What is…?” Tang Wulin asked in confusion.
“It’s called the Lovesick Heartbreak Red. In reality, its cultivation base has already exceeded one hundred thousand years but it will never transform into a soul beast. This is because it has been trapped in its own spiritual world, with no possibility of escape.”
Tang Wulin spoke in bewilderment, “The Lovesick Heartbreak Red? So you’re saying that this is the legendary Lovesick Heartbreak Red used by the Tang Sect’s founder, Tang San, to resurrect his wife, Soft Bone Douluo? This is the spirit item reputed to be the most lovesick in the entire plant kingdom?”
The Damask Tulip nodded. “Precisely.”
Tang Wulin had read about this Immortal Grass in historical records about Tang Sect’s founder, Tang San. He did not expect to find it growing here in the Icefire Polarized Eyes.
According to the legends, this Immortal Grass was capable of resurrecting the dead and restoring flesh to bare bones, but it could only be possessed by a lovesick person. Those without absolutely undivided devotion could never possibly pluck this Immortal Grass.
Tang Wulin asked, “So how do I pluck it, then?”
The Damask Tulip spoke, “You’ll need to think about your beloved, the one that your heart holds most dearly, while you spit a mouthful of blood onto it. Then it will fall off on its own, signifying its approval of you. Otherwise, you can’t possibly pluck it, no matter how strong you are. Your Majesty, no harm in trying if there’s someone you love in your heart.”
Without realizing, Tang Wulin turned his head to the side and looked at Gu Yuena sitting cross-legged in the distance. Warmth sprung up in his heart immediately.
Their entire history together seemed to flash before his eyes in an instant.
He remembered how she would only respond to him when they first met. She was obviously gifted with outstanding natural talents, yet she would always accompany him, staying by his side like an accessory. They came to love each other over time, and things advanced gradually from there. Tender feelings remained entwined around their hearts all the while.
It was not until that fateful day when she suddenly began to treat him differently. It was as if she was rejecting him, yet he understood that everything she had done was to protect him from harm.
In the end, she was finally moved by his confession on Sea God Lake. They finally got together during the Destined for Three Reincarnations segment.
She departed the next day, but she left behind that silver dragon scale together with her heart to accompany him for eternity.
He loved her from his very bones, while she loved him deeply as well. The feelings they had for each other were equally profound.
When he had to confront the aftermath of Shrek’s annihilation, she suddenly appeared by his side and used her body to shield him from that massive explosion caused by the rank-9 fixed soul ammunition.
There was no need to constantly talk about love. One would only need to show it when it truly mattered.
It was during that one moment when she had appeared in the sky, Tang Wulin’s heart melted entirely. After that, he could never possibly let another woman into it for the rest of his life.
Even though the love between them might still have to endure countless hardships, he was not afraid. As long as he knew that she loved him, he was willing to walk hand in hand with her no matter what dangers lay ahead.
She made him strong. Despite Shrek Academy’s total destruction, Tang Wulin did not despair because she was by his side.
He would always be strong for her, so he would be able to protect her and their love.
Turning his palm away, Tang Wulin struck his chest with the back of his hand. The blood essence in his body surged as he opened his mouth and spat out a mouthful of blood filled with sentimental emotions and deep love onto the Lovesick Heartbreak Red.
Warm blood flowed along the petals and seemed to stain the large flower. The Lovesick Heartbreak Red shuddered gently while the fresh blood spat out by Tang Wulin slowly seeped into the pure white flower, turning it a piercing red.
It floated down gently and landed on Tang Wulin’s palm.
“A person filled with the finest, most admirable qualities and love.” The Damask Tulip was overjoyed because His Majesty managed to receive the Lovesick Heartbreak Red’s approval, which meant an extra life for him! Of course, this was an auspicious event for himself as a spirit soul, because this would greatly increase the chance of the Nature Seed breeding in the future.
When they had been discussing earlier, the Damask Tulip had only needed one reason to convince his fellow Beasts.
That reason was very simple and direct. If the Nature Child could sow the Nature Seed one day, then they would receive advantages unprecedented in history should they choose to accompany him. In the future, they could become the founders of the Douluo Continent’s environment. They would only have such an opportunity if they followed Tang Wulin.
If the Nature Seed was not sown, then it would mean that the natural world of the Douluo Continent would certainly break down soon. Even if they were to live by the lakeshore of the Icefire Polarized Eyes, could the eggs remain unbroken when the nest was in ruins? There would come a day when they would be eliminated as well.
The Nature Child had appeared, so they could only imagine how much damage nature had already taken. It was only by working together as one to support the Nature Child so that he could sow the seeds successfully in the future, that they stood a chance of living in this world for ages to come. Perhaps there was even a chance for them to be just like the Eight-pointed Frozen Grass and accompany His Majesty as he ascended to the Divine Realm.
Thus, they were willing to transform themselves into associate spirit souls for this generation of the Shrek Seven Monsters. It would also be highly beneficial to their elevation process if they accompanied the Nature Child, Tang Wulin.
On the other hand, they had a selfish motive too. They had been in this place for thousands of years. Even though Icefire Polarized Eyes had the perfect environment for them, as sentient beings how could they not yearn for the outside world?
The Icefire Alliance was formed for all these reasons.
Tang Wulin stored the Lovesick Heartbreak Red cautiously in a jade box. There was no excitement on his face, only tenderness.
The Damask Tulip spoke, “Your Majesty, our mission is already complete. Our original bodies are fused into the Nature Seed, so our souls can’t be separated from them for too long. I’m about to merge back into your body. Please do as you and your companions like, Your Majesty.”
As he spoke, the souls of the Beasts each transformed into a stream of light and infused into the area between Tang Wulin’s brows before disappearing.
For the foreseeable future, the Nature Seed in Tang Wulin’s body would nurture and nourish them. In turn, they would reward Tang Wulin by exerting a silent influence over him, just like how Tang Wulin’s soul power had just increased by one rank.
Tang Wulin’s soul power had already reached rank-50, so he was not that far from rank-60.
“This has been a great success.” Amorous Douluo was smiling joyously. “Ever since the great catastrophe dawned on the Tang Sect, I’ve never felt as confident as I do today, that all of you will certainly revitalize the Tang Sect in the future. Take a rest over here. We’ll leave when Gu Yue has awakened.”
By that point, the seven-colored miasma driven away by the sword’s consciousness had already condensed once again. It filled the originally beautiful valley with bright colors.
The Icefire’s double dragon souls were still swirling around each other in endless cycles above Gu Yuena to protect her.
They seemed to be on more intimate terms with Gu Yuena compared to Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin returned to Gu Yuena’s side and sat cross-legged on the ground once again. The natural environment here was magnificent, with countless heaven-and-earth spirit items, so there was no place else more suitable for him to cultivate his Bluesilver Emperor martial soul than right here.