The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 920 - Has Gu Yue Returned?
Chapter 920: Has Gu Yue Returned?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The rest of the group was resting and meditating on their own too. The trip to the Icefire Polarized Eyes had yielded great gains for them far beyond anything they had imagined. They were now equipped with solid foundations for their futures.
Xu Lizhi awakened slightly earlier than Gu Yuena. His chubby face could not stop smiling when he saw the new red soul ring on his body. He later summoned the Origin Energy Immortal Grass to get to know each other.
Xu Lizhi smiled but refused to speak about the sixth soul skill bestowed by this Origin Energy Immortal Grass. He was only willing to say that he would certainly surprise everyone with his new skill.
A food-type soul skill formed from a one-hundred-thousand-year soul ring was enough to elevate their entire squadron’s power by at least one rank even if its effect was not enough to shake the universe and move the gods.
Tang Wulin opened his eyes just as Xu Lizhi was madly jumping about on the spot out of excitement. Tang Wulin had not managed to enter deep meditation state because of his concern for Gu Yue. He immediately awakened as soon as he sensed an energy fluctuation from Gu Yue beside him.
Just after he opened his eyes, he found Gu Yuena, sitting opposite him, opening her gorgeous eyes as well.
Her huge, violet eyes appeared pure as before, while her long lashes fluttered repeatedly. With her silver hair draped across her shoulders, she appeared quiet and calm with a cold air that made her seem unapproachable.
Her aura became more powerful after she had absorbed the Velvet Skyreach Chrysanthemum’s essence.
“Gu Yue,” Tang Wulin called out gently. Had his Gu Yue returned?
“Hmm,” Gu Yue answered softly.
In the distance, his companions immediately quieted down with their gaze fixed on the two of them.
Just like that, everyone exploded with laughter.
Tang Wulin’s expression stiffened as he glared at Gu Yuena in bewilderment. Even so, he felt as if a heavy weight was lifted off his mind when Gu Yuena called him ‘father’. Perhaps it was because the Gu Yuena that addressed him as such would never abandon him so easily.
Gu Yuena smiled sweetly at Tang Wulin. She came forward and wrapped her arms around his neck, while her lovely body leaned into his embrace.
Tang Wulin hastily hugged her. The feeling of fulfillment he got made him feel like the blood he spat out for the Lovesick Heartbreak Red earlier could be replenished in a split second.
“Gu Yue, this is for you.” Tang Wulin retrieved the jade box he kept in his chest pocket earlier and placed it on Gu Yuena’s palm.
“What’s this?” Gu Yuena asked curiously.
Tang Wulin spoke with a smile on his face, “This is a flower. If you ever encounter a dangerous situation and you’re severely injured while I’m not by your side, you can consume this flower and you’ll be fine.”
“Okay, Father. Flowers are my favorite,” Gu Yuena spoke with excitement. She roughly shoved the Immortal Grass, reputed to be most lovesick, in her chest pocket.
Tang Wulin smiled too. He could not stop himself from giving her a soft peck on her delicate cheek.
Gu Yue shuddered ever so gently but her lips quickly cracked into a smile and her cheeks reddened. She spoke, “Thank you, Father.”
“Cough cough. Should we leave now? Don’t be torturing dogs when someone is by their lonesome here.” Amorous Douluo sounded slightly frustrated.
Only then did Tang Wulin realize that his companions were still waiting for them. He hastily pulled Gu Yuena up to her feet before awkwardly saying, “Let’s go.”
The squad unleashed their battle armor once again, flapping their wings as they flew into the air.
Just as Amorous Douluo was about to utilize his shield to protect everyone as they made their way through the seven-colored miasma, Tang Wulin suddenly heard the Damask Tulip’s voice in his mind.
“There’s no need to trouble yourself like that!”
A lightly scented, pale pink halo suddenly spread out from Tang Wulin’s body and covered everybody else instantly.
The seven-colored miasma was a terrifying, corrosive poison, but it was pushed away swiftly like melting snow as soon as it came into contact with the pink halo. The halo appeared to be dissipating the miasma, and it dispersed into the surroundings rapidly.
The Damask Tulip deserved its reputation of being the king of plants capable of suppressing all poisons! This was Tang Wulin’s first time feeling like he had made quite a good choice.
The Damask Tulip was not aware that Tang Wulin chose him as his spirit soul so swiftly because his companions refused to do so! As a captain, Tang Wulin had the mentality to choose the spirit soul that had been rejected. Tang Wulin was afraid that the Damask Tulip would be so infuriated if he found out that he would vomit blood.
Ten days later, Tang Wulin drove the soul combat vehicle as he moved along the highway westward with Gu Yue.
There were only two of them in the vehicle. Gu Yuena was beaming with joy as she looked at the beautiful scenery from the window with excitement on her face. It felt just like a field trip.
A few days ago, Tang Wulin brought Gu Yuena along to visit Holy Spirit Douluo. Holy Spirit Douluo examined her but could not understand why she had yet to recover after consuming the Velvet Skyreach Chrysanthemum.
However, she told Tang Wulin that it was certainly not because the medicinal properties were inadequate. A one-hundred-thousand-year Velvet Skyreach Chrysanthemum was a hundred times more effective than a ten-thousand-year Velvet Skyreach Chrysanthemum. Even one petal was said to be enough to cure Gu Yue’s condition. The only explanation available now was that the nerves in Gu Yue’s brain had not opened up entirely, but the Chrysanthemum would gradually take effect. She should be able to absorb it soon and eventually recover.
Meanwhile, Tang Wulin brought Gu Yuena along as they traveled on the road for five days. They would arrive at the Douluo Continent’s current federal capital, Mingdu, in three more days. Their destination was not Mingdu, so they would continue to travel westward until they arrived in the continent’s far west.
There had been a meeting between Amorous Douluo Zang Xin and Saint Craftsman Zhen Hua, and they had a thorough discussion before making meticulous arrangements for Tang Wulin and his companions.
The situation on the continent had temporarily stabilized for the moment, but it had been an eventful year. The Tang Sect was facing total collapse, and it was the time when Shrek Academy’s supporters were most severely suppressed.
There were so many enemies targeting them that they had no way to deal with all of them. There was nothing they could do to change the situation even if both of the Tang Sect’s hall masters were to work together.
Thus, their only choice was to wait patiently, at least until the disturbance boiled over.
Hence, Tang Wulin and his companions had a plan to carry out after they had conversed with Amorous Douluo, Zhen Hua and Mu Ye. Firstly, joining the army was inevitable, but they could not all enlist together. It would be too conspicuous for the eight of them to be seen as a group, and it would not be beneficial for their development in the army.
At the same time, Zang Xin made the decision to allow Tang Wulin to enlist using his original identity upon careful consideration. By doing this, they could come forward on behalf of Shrek Academy formally when they could take a firm stand in the army. If they were to enlist in the army in disguise, they would become the main targets for their enemies once they revealed that they were hiding their identities.
However, their level of risk would be greatly elevated if they were to enlist in the army with their original identities. Their lives would be in even more danger if they were discovered by evil soul masters. They could possibly be murdered.
Thus, the location at which they could enlist would be somewhere within their control or a place where they would not be easily discovered.
The Eight of them were separated first because it would be much easier to hide one person in the army than to hide seven in one army troop at the same time.
Hence, the Tang Sect utilized its secret relationships concealed in dark corners to assign them to different military regions. They were all using their original identities, but their relationship with the Tang Sect and Saint Craftsman Zhen Hua was concealed using Shrek Academy’s hidden ties.
Holy Spirit Douluo had lost all interest in life, but her influence over Shrek Academy was still powerful. There were still loyal supporters of Shrek in the army just like how the Northsea Army Corps was still the private army reserved for Imperial Sun Moon Soul Master Academy.
The eight of them were divided into four pairs, with every pair being a couple.
This would be beneficial as they would readily care for their partner and come to each other’s aid when in distress. Additionally, they would not be distracted from their training out of worry for their partner or from missing them.