The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 921 - Departing to Enlist in the Army
Chapter 921: Departing to Enlist in the Army
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o the North, East, South, and West. Tang Wulin and Gu Yuena were assigned to the toughest location which was also the only place without the Tang Sect’s and Shrek Academy’s influence among all four of the assigned locations. However, it was the least discoverable.
Tang Wulin brought along a recommendation letter personally issued by the Holy Spirit Douluo to represent Shrek Academy.
Tang Wulin’s journey was the furthest as compared to his companions. Moreover, Gu Yue’s present condition rendered her incapable of helping him. Tang Wulin could only depend on himself even after he had arrived there to arrange a place for Gu Yue to settle down. Gu Yue’s condition would not even permit her to enter the barracks. How could she serve in the military when she was still acting like a child?
Tang Wulin’s heart was torn by conflicting emotions. He wished that Gu Yue could become better soon but he was also hoping that she could remain by his side like. He was afraid that there was a good possibility that she would leave once she became clear headed, regardless of the secret she was hiding in her heart. This was something that Tang Wulin would never agree to willingly.
Even though he would not take advantage of the amnesiac Gu Yuena, Tang Wulin was overjoyed and highly motivated as long as he could spend every day with her.
However, he had to proceed with caution. He had already put the greatest effort into Gu Yuena’s treatment, so her body’s condition would determine if she could make a full recovery.
Three days later, they circled past the side of Mingdu and entered the continent’s western region. The roads in the west were all well developed, at least it was as such for a few hundred kilometers around Mingdu City.
Another two days later, Tang Wulin finally began to see a huge desert that stretched as far as the eye could see.
On the western side of the Douluo Continent, there was a region that had not originally been part of Douluo. Over ten thousand years ago, it formed and linked to Douluo Continent after tectonic drift had caused a collision with the Sun Moon Continent.
At the time, the region belonged to the Sun Moon Empire. The rapid advancement of soul technology in the modern age was closely related to the many kinds of rare metal brought by the Sun Moon Continent all that time ago.
Tang Wulin switched the combat vehicle to desert mode as they entered the desert. He could still drive the vehicle smoothly but at a lower speed.
The biggest advantage of soul technology was that there was no need for a soul master to worry about not having enough power, as he could still use his own soul power if necessary. Tang Wulin’s cultivation base was already nearing rank-60 now, so it was not troublesome at all for his soul power to push this soul combat vehicle forward.
Fortunately, he could rely on the navigator to guide him or it would be all too easy for him to lose his sense of direction in this boundless desert.
According to their schedule, it would take roughly about five days for them to arrive at the westernmost region after entering the desert. They departed from Heaven Dou City and crossed almost half the great continent before they could arrive at their destination with the whole journey being a total of ten thousand kilometers! One could only imagine how far the place was.
They had traveled for a day in the desert when Tang Wulin stopped the car when the sun had begun to set.
“I’m so tired, Father!” Gu Yue coquettishly said to Tang Wulin after she had jumped down from the car and stretched her limbs.
Tang Wulin took a glance at the sky. The desert night was unusually quiet with a wind that blew past occasionally, bringing with it a gush of dust and sand.
The air was extremely arid, but the sky was especially clear. It was still dusk, and the sun setting in the distance seemed to connect with the edge of the desert. He had never been to the desert before, so he had never appreciated how breathtakingly beautiful the scenery truly was.
Tang Wulin smiled and spoke, “Try to bear with it for a few more days. We’ll need another two and a half days before we can cross the desert and enter the Fire Basin. We’ll enter the Skyreach Mountain after exiting the Fire Basin, and then we’re almost at our destination.”
Gu Yuena frowned and spoke, “Father, I don’t like it here. There’s nothing tasty to eat.”
Tang Wulin could not help laughing and spoke, “It’s alright. We have an adequate supply of dry rations. There’s not much that we can use to make a fire in the desert, so just make do with the food we have. We can find a place to rest and organize ourselves after we cross the desert and enter the Fire Basin.”
Gu Yuena was not the only one who disliked the place, as he was having similar feelings. As the Nature Child, it was to be expected that he would feel uncomfortable in the desert. There was no vegetation over here, so there was no way he could borrow any strength from the location. A plant-type soul master’s favorite place was a lush forest or lake to nurture and nourish himself.
If Tang Wulin were to cultivate in this desert, he would be concerned that no amount of time could compare to cultivating for one day in the forest.
“Sleep in the car tonight. I’ll get you some rations.” There were three rows of car seats in the combat vehicle with the two rows of collapsible seats behind made into a twin bed. It was apparent that sleeping inside the car would not be an issue.
This was also the reason why Tang Wulin dared to bring Gu Yuena along as they entered the desert in such a simple and direct manner.
It would be much faster to travel by flight using their battle armor, but they would lose their way without the navigation equipment in the combat vehicle. Moreover, flying in the desert was not without its own perils.
Even though the soul beasts in the desert were scarce, there were still some. The desert had few resources needed by mankind, so humans rarely developed the area. This allowed the small number of soul beasts here to live freely.
The two of them casually ate some dried rations. Ever since the bloodline vortex appeared in his body, Tang Wulin discovered that his appetite had reduced. The bloodline vortex was capable of absorbing external origin energy while adjusting the energy within his body. He did not need as much food as before to replenish his energy. After the vortex had formed, his bloodline was cultivating by itself with a silence influence over Tang Wulin.
It was apparent that Gu Yue was not that interested in eating the rations but she cried out excitedly when the night came.
“Father, look! There are so many stars in the sky! It’s magnificent!”
The desert seemed to be closer to the sky. Countless stars were suspended high above, but it felt like they could touch them. The night that was supposed to be dark was filled with a dream-like beauty under the illumination of the stars.
Gu Yuena leaned against Tang Wulin’s shoulder as she sat on the top of a sand dune. Her pair of huge purple eyes appeared slightly dazed.
Tang Wulin was also stunned by the scenery. The sky was full of stars while his true love was by his side. There was only both of them embracing in the vast expanse of quiet desert.
He wished that they could sit together like this for eternity.
“Gu Yue, are you cold?” Tang Wulin spread out his arms and wrapped them around her.
The temperature difference between day and night in the desert was extreme.
Gu Yuenan shook her head. “I’m not cold. This is such a beautiful place! Are you cold?”
Tang Wulin could not help smiling as he spoke, “Of course, I’m not.”
Gu Yuena did not speak anymore, but simply leaned against his chest. It did not take long before those long lashes of hers slowly dropped as she fell asleep in his arms.
She was beautiful and gentle as always when she slept. Tang Wulin could not help raising his hand and caressing her cheek gently. He had already begun to get used to Gu Yue’s new look now.
The only thing that he wished to know most was just how did Gu Yue turn into Gu Yuena. What was her relationship with Na’er? This felt just like a weight upon his heart. There was no way he could wholeheartedly regard the person in his arms as his true love without understanding this.
Tang Wulin sat for a little while more before he picked Gu Yuena up in his arms and walked back to the side of his Tang Sect Combat Vehicle. He opened the door and pressed a button to slowly flatten the back seats. He placed her onto the seat before he got into the car.
He closed the door and savored the quiet space that belonged to nobody but them.
He could still see the sky full of stars through the window of his vehicle. Gu Yuena was sleeping soundly. Tang Wulin removed a blanket he had prepared from his storage ring and covered both of them.
His heart melted as he looked at her sleeping so beautifully. He held her in his arms and used his arm as her pillow, closing his eyes with satisfaction.
At that moment, all his stress and pain were tossed away to the back of his mind. His entire world was only her.
Both of them slept peacefully that night. They only opened their eyes when they had no choice but to awaken after the piercing sunlight shone onto them through the window.
Gu Yuena curled up in Tang Wulin’s arms just like a kitten. Tang Wulin woke up to find his left arm remained as her pillow but his right hand was already placed on her buttocks.
It was perfectly round, curvy and supple. His blood essence that had been rising in the morning immediately flowed down south uncontrollably.
Instinctively, Tang Wulin twisted his body away, whereas it was as though Gu Yue had lost any inhibitions. She whined a few times unsatisfactorily before she inched forward and pushed her body against his chest tightly. She was even wrapping her long leg around his thigh.