This was why she had gradually developed an alcohol problem, but she didn't think that she would bump into him again under these circumstances.
He was in Bright City!
Bright City was very large, but it was certainly a smaller area to scour through than the entire Douluo Continent. Furthermore, the status of the Shen Family in Bright City would allow her to draw upon a lot of power to try and find him. She had to find him no matter what!
The thought of finding the man who had plagued her dreams every night struck her with a sense of excitement, which had been absent from her life for a very long time. She had to find him and make him beg for mercy on his knees, then... then...
She hadn't thought about what she was going to do after that yet, but all she wanted to do right now was to capture that abhorrent bastard!
After organizing her damp long hair, an unprecedentedly determined look appeared in Shen Xing's eyes.
To Tang Wulin, meeting Shen Xing was nothing more than a minor interlude. After that chance encounter, he returned to his hotel room and immediately began to meditate. Cultivation had become the most enjoyable daily activity for him, partially because he was currently able to make progress at a phenomenal rate. Even more importantly, only during his cultivation could he completely relax his mind and better sense everything in the outside world.
The forging he had completed earlier had given him many new feelings, and he now had a better understanding of his own Spirit Domain realm spiritual power.
The Spirit Domain realm was the absolute upper limit for Soul Masters, and no one was even sure what the spiritual power upper threshold of the Spirit Domain realm was. The only thing that everyone knew was that it was virtually impossible to advance beyond the Spirit Domain realm, even for Limit Douluos, and it was most likely the case that only true gods would be able to reach the Divine Origin realm.
A peaceful night passed by, and Tang Wulin gave his debit card to Long Yuxue the next morning so she could purchase some daily necessities for everyone. Having a vice-captain like her truly alleviated much of the load on his shoulders.
As for what he was going to do next, Tang Wulin already had a plan. After getting into contact with Mo Lan in Bright City, he was going to leave with everyone as soon as possible and return to the original site of Shrek City. It was undoubtedly the case that the areas near Shrek City, including Heaven Dou City, would've been impacted by Shrek Academy the most in the past, so he should be able to find more Shrek Academy supporters there.
After having some breakfast, Tang Wulin arrived near the cafe that Mo Lan had agreed to meet him at quite early. He didn't immediately enter the cafe upon his arrival. Instead, he walked a lap around the cafe first. He didn't disguise himself today, but he had worn a large wide-brim hat that concealed his facial features.
After conducting a brief inspection of the area, then using his spiritual power to verify that nothing was amiss nearby, he stood still in a corner on the side of the street and silently awaited the arrival of the agreed meeting time.
It was always better to be safe than sorry; this was a valuable lesson that the old demons had taught him. Even the slightest moment of complacency could spell his downfall, so he had to constantly be vigilant. Tang Wulin knew that he carried an extremely heavy responsibility on his shoulders, and he couldn't truly rely on anyone but himself. As such, he was constantly in a cautious and careful state, and would take the safest route as soon as he discovered anything amiss.
"Would you like to buy some cigarettes, sir?" A salesman passed by Tang Wulin with his tobacco cart.
Tang Wulin glanced at him before waving a hand in refusal, and the salesman continued on his way.
Right at this moment, Tang Wulin caught sight of a familiar figure in the distance. Her figure was still quite slender, and she looked very sharp and professional in her black suit.
However, her gentle and beautiful features had been marred by the passage of time, and even though they had only been apart for a short few years, it was as if she had aged a full 10 years.
There was a young woman following along close behind her. The young woman was also quite tall and slender. She appeared to be around 170cm in height and was wearing a set of simple white activewear. What was quite noteworthy was that her hair was also white, and only her eyes were blue, thereby creating a rather peculiar sight to behold.
Even Tang Wulin could sense a hint of threat from her, which was a clear indication that this young woman who appeared to be around 20 years of age was definitely a very powerful being.
The two women strode into the cafe, and only after making another inspection of the surrounding area did Tang Wulin also enter the cafe.
Mo Lan had already taken a seat at the spot that they had agreed on, and the white-haired young woman was sitting on the neighboring table. The waiter was currently saying something to Mo Lan, and Tang Wulin took a moment to calm his slightly erratic emotions, then made his way over to Mo Lan and took a seat across from her.
Mo Lan's body clearly shuddered at the sight of him, and when Tang Wulin removed his wide-brim hat, the waiter's voice was instantly cut off to her as a film of tears surfaced over her eyes.
The white-haired young woman was appraising Tang Wulin in a curious manner, and her backside had already lifted slightly off her seat; she was like a prowling leopard who was ready to strike at any moment.
"Big Sister..." Tang Wulin called out in a gentle voice.
Mo Lan was unable to hold back her tears any longer, and they instantly gushed out of her eyes as she grabbed onto Tang Wulin's hand. "I'm so happy to see you..."
She was barely able to speak through her sobs.
The waiter was clearly aware that this was a special moment between the two, and he immediately departed from their table, leaving Tang Wulin and Mo Lan staring at one another.
Mo Lan was unable to hold back her tears no matter how hard she tried. She was constantly telling herself to be strong, but the floodgates were completely thrown open at the sight of Tang Wulin, who had saved her life once before, and she broke down into sobs.
Tang Wulin held onto her hands, and no words could describe what the two of them had been through during the past few years.
Mo Lan had lost the people closest to her, and that was also the case for Tang Wulin.
The white-haired woman was initially rather surprised to see Mo Lan breaking down into sobs, but she then quickly furrowed her brows and made her way over to Mo Lan's side before handing her a tissue.
Mo Lan accepted the tissue to wipe away her tears, and it took her a lot of effort to stabilize her emotions.
"I didn't think that I would be able to meet you again." It was a simple sentence, but her words were filled with boundless bitterness.
Tang Wulin didn't say anything and merely held tightly onto her hands.
Only now was Mo Lan able to inspect him closely, and she could see that he was clearly taller, more muscular, and more handsome than before. His back was ramrod straight, and he was well and truly an adult. However, Mo Lan's heart throbbed with pain at the sight of the maturity in Tang Wulin's eyes, which completely belied his age. She then thought back to the ordeals that he had suffered through, and she knew that he had suffered through no less pain than she had.
As the daughter of a high-ranking official of Heaven Dou City, she had constantly been keeping tabs on Tang Wulin, who was a student of Shrek Academy.
He disappeared for three years on the Star Luo Continent, but following his return, he quickly became the leader of Shrek’s Seven Monsters. This information was known by very few outsiders, but Mo Lan was aware of all of this.
It had been around five years since they had last met, and Tang Wulin had grown up. However, his current level of maturity had come at the expense of his past exuberance and naivety.
How many painful experiences did he have to go through before reaching this point?
"I thought you were already..." Tears began to well up in Mo Lan's eyes again.
Tang Wulin consoled, "It's alright, I'm still alive and thriving."
Mo Lan nodded emphatically as tears began to flow down her face again.
Tang Wulin gently swayed her hands as he said, "Seeing as we're both alive, those people have to pay for what they've done. We have to put an end to them, both for ourselves, and for the sake of the entire human race."
Mo Lan's tears almost instantly ceased upon hearing this, and an astonishingly hateful look appeared in her eyes. She wasn't even aware of the fact that her fingernails had dug into Tang Wulin's palms.
"That's right, they must pay! This is not the right place to speak; come with me." Mo Lan led Tang Wulin out of the cafe as she spoke.Previous Chapter Next Chapter