The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 986 - Refusal to Obey
Chapter 986: Refusal to Obey
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Tang Wulin.” Tang Wulin stood at attention with his gaze fixed and a stoic expression, acting as if he was not the one who tossed aside Zhang Huanyun earlier.
Zhang Huanyun was infuriated by this youth. Damn! How could he pretend he had nothing to do with tossing Zhang Huanyun aside earlier? In any case, the youth had a pleasant demeanor about him.
“Are you not aware of the rules here? Why don’t you queue up like everybody else?” asked Zhang Huanyun calmly.
Tang Wulin’s expression remained calm as before. “Reporting as ordered, sir. I faced Senior Officer Long Yuxue in the competition just now. Something happened during the confrontation and I’m worried she may be injured in the Star Dou Battle Network so I came rushing over to check on her.”
“Competition? You weren’t here. So, how did you take part in the competition? Huh, you’re from the Blood God Battalion?” He just noticed the red rose on the Blood God Bracelet on Tang Wulin’s wrist.
“Yes, sir. I’m Tang Wulin, a supernumerary personnel of the Blood God Battalion.”
Zhang Huanyun spoke, “Very well. The Blood God Battalion only produces heroes and never rulebreakers. You shall be punished like any ordinary soldier when you break the rules despite your status as a Blood God Battalion’s fighter. Understand?”
Tang Wulin immediately answered, “I refuse to obey.”
The surrounding people broke into an uproar at his words.
Who was Zhang Huanyun? He was the newly appointed Blood God Army’s regimental commander. He had spent sixty years in the Endless Mountains to reach his position as the regimental commander by being promoted one rank at a time from the beginning as a private soldier. He was peerless and his reputation in the entire Blood God Army could not even be rivaled by Blood One the Heartless Douluo, Cao Dezhi.
Tang Wulin was probably the first person in the past few decades who dared to speak to him in such a manner.
Zhang Huanyun had a good laugh. “Why do you refuse to obey the order?”
Tang Wulin shifted his gaze. “I think your punishment may be discordant with the misdeed committed.”
Zhang Huanyun burst out laughing. “Oh I see, you think I’m not treating you fairly?”
“Yes,” said Tang Wulin.
Zhang Huanyun spoke, “As a soldier of the Federation and the Blood God Army’s regimental commander, I do my best to be fair to every soldier under me. I’ll never allow my personal feelings to affect my judgment. I’ve abided by this since the first day I joined the Blood God Army, and it has been sixty years and a hundred and sixty-three days till today. That has never changed. However…”
Tang Wulin’s lips twitched once. ‘He won’t be making an exception for me, right?’
“I won’t be making an exception for you. Besides, you’re not under my command. Your punishment will be more severe in light of your offense in attacking a senior officer. Follow me!” Zhang Huanyun waved his hand at Tang Wulin as he was speaking before he turned around and walked outside.
Long Yuxue only managed to ask softly at present, “What did you do?”
Tang Wulin spoke with a bitter smile, “I was in a rush earlier and he blocked my path. So, I grabbed him and tossed him aside…”
“Huh?” Long Yuxue’s knees buckled, and she almost sat on the ground.
Even her father would address the man as ‘uncle’ in private.
However, Long Yuxue rolled her gorgeous eyes as she looked at Tang Wulin differently now as the result of a change in her feelings. ‘He acted so impulsively because he was worried about my safety!’
Tang Wulin obediently followed behind Zhang Huanyun as they walked out from the rest area. Zhang Huanyun walked in long strides and with his head held high. Tang Wulin was not feeling perturbed, nor could he see any emotional change in Zhang Huanyun. His psyche had undergone training on the Demon Island, so he could calmly analyze any situation he faced instead of being overwhelmed with anxiety.
What was the Blood God Army? It was the Federation’s guardian angel. He had been the regimental commander of the army for decades and the Federation’s general was a man of integrity and fortitude. Although Tang Wulin manhandled him earlier, he was certain that Zhang Huanyun could feel that he withheld his strength such that Zhang Huanyun would not be injured even if he had been a layperson. Besides, Tang Wulin did it under extenuating circumstances!
How could Zhang Huanyun with his regimental commander’s position bother with such an inconsequential person like Tang Wulin? Thus, Tang Wulin refused to obey so as to leave a profound impression on the regimental commander. A soldier ought to possess an unyielding spirit, right? Moreover, he did not think he did anything wrong. He jumped the queue not because he was impatient, but rather he was concerned for his comrade-in-arm’s condition.
Long Yuxue was apparently not as calm as him. She followed closely by Tang Wulin’s side. She was at a loss with what she should do now. Precisely because she had been living in the Endless Mountains all year long, she was even more aware of how prestigious Zhang Huanyun’s position was in the army. Even the Blood God Battalion abided by Zhang Huanyun’s orders.
Zhang Huanyun walked straight into the operations headquarters while Tang Wulin and Long Yuxue followed closely behind almost as if they were his two bodyguards.
Zhang Huanyun turned around with a sly smile on his face as he looked at the two youths entering the elevator.
‘They look like a perfect couple. The boy is truly handsome and rivals my looks when I was young!’
“Tang Wulin, where are you from?” Zhang Huanyun had just returned, so he was not acquainted with this new recruit.
Tang Wulin immediately replied, “Shrek Academy.”
Zhang Huanyun’s expression changed spontaneously upon hearing the words ‘Shrek Academy’. He frowned and spoke, “You enlisted in the army after Shrek Academy was destroyed?”
Although there were thousands of people in the Blood God Army, he could almost remember every one of them for he had spent decades in the army after all. He did not recognize the second lieutenant, Tang Wulin, so he must be a new recruit. It was not difficult for him to figure out Tang Wulin’s second lieutenant promotion because there was a recent case of the abyssal tide. It was quite normal for Tang Wulin to be promoted so quickly.
“Yes, senior officer,” said Tang Wulin loudly.
Zhang Huanyun widened his eyes and heaved a sigh. “Shrek.”
Tang Wulin could tell there was a heavy sense of pity in the man’s eyes, unlike Blood Three and Blood Five’s deep sorrow. He knew that the regimental commander was not from Shrek Academy for sure.
Zhang Huanyun said, “So you’re not here because the academy sent you, right?”
Tang Wulin answered, “The Tang Sect’s respected Amorous Douluo sent me to enlist in the Blood God Army.”
Zhang Huanyun understood and said, “So, it’s him. No wonder you’re allowed to enlist in the Blood God Battalion.”
“Reporting as ordered, senior officer. I relied on my own abilities to enlist in the Blood God Battalion,” said Tang Wulin loudly once again.
Meanwhile, the elevator stopped with a ‘ding’. The door opened.
Zhang Huanyun’s lips cracked into a smile. “Very confident of you! What a dynamic young man. Follow me then.” He took the lead and walked out as he was saying that.
Long Yuxue stood behind Tang Wulin with a vibrant expression on her face.
“Yuxue, can you stop pinching me?” said Tang Wulin with a bitter smile. Long Yuxue had been pinching him behind his back the whole time he was talking to Zhang Huanyun. It felt painful!
Long Yuxue spoke softly, “You fool, how dare you speak to the regimental commander in this manner? My father doesn’t even dare speak to him in such a manner.”
Tang Wulin was speechless. He knew Long Yuxue meant well, but he was equally aware that a soldier had to be more than modest at times.
“You don’t understand.” Tang Wulin shook his head helplessly. He then walked in long strides to catch up with Zhang Huanyun.
Zhang Huanyun had the largest office Tang Wulin had ever seen in the army. However, it was not decorated lavishly. There were a few bookshelves, a table, and a few sofas for receiving visitors. Only essential decorations could be seen on the walls.
Zhang Huanyun took a seat on his sofa while Tang Wulin stood on the opposite side.
“Young man, you’re very confident of yourself! Please tell me then, which ability did you rely on to enlist in the Blood God Battalion?” asked Zhang Huanyun smilingly.
Tang Wulin answered, “Reporting as ordered, senior officer. My name is Tang Wulin and I’m Shrek Academy’s inner court disciple. I’m one of the Shrek Seven Monsters of this generation and also the squad leader of the Shrek Seven Monsters. I’m a rank-59 Soul King. My associated weapon is the Golden Dragon Spear which inherently suppresses the abyssal creatures and is capable of absorbing their abyssal energies for my use. Senior Blood Eight discovered me, and I was brought into the Blood God Battalion where I became the Blood God Battalion’s supernumerary personnel with Blood One’s approval. Blood One assigned me a mission which forbids me to enter the abyss anymore. There were two king-rank abyssal creatures which attacked me. Fortunately, I narrowly escaped and was saved by Blood Eight.”
Zhang Huanyun was genuinely interested in Tang Wulin. He was an impressive young boy because he was capable of tossing out the off guard Zhang Huanyun which was something not any ordinary person could do. Being a man with a cultivation base close to a Limit Douluo, Zhang Huanyun’s body would react to any stimulus despite being unprepared. His stress reaction was not intense at the time because Tang Wulin did not hurt him intentionally. Even so, he could still complete the Thousand Ton Fall naturally, so his opponent could not get at him anymore. He sensed a very powerful strength from Tang Wulin’s body. At the same time, he also sensed a whiff of overbearingness.