"Some people just can't seem to kick the habit of speaking badly about others behind their backs! People like that really should take a good look at themselves." A resentful voice suddenly rang out.
Surprised expressions appeared on everyone's faces upon hearing this voice, and even Tang Wulin couldn't identify the source of the voice.
"Xie Xie?" Yue Zhengyu faltered momentarily before an ecstatic look appeared on his face, and he urged, "Hurry up and show yourself! We're not playing hide and seek here!"
"How about you find me if you can?" Xie Xie chuckled.
Yue Zhengyu listened to his voice while inspecting his surroundings, and even though the voice seemed to be coming from right beside him, he couldn't see any trace of Xie Xie nearby.
What was going on? What kind of ability was this? Was it voice transmission? That couldn't be the case; not everyone could hear a voice transmission.
Right this moment, a faint smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face, and he suddenly reached out. His hand then vanished into thin air right before everyone's bewildered eyes.
In the next instant, he dragged a person out of space. This was a handsome young man in a set of black activewear; it was none other than Xie Xie.
"That's impossible! How did you find me, Boss?" Xie Xie immediately exclaimed in an incredulous manner.
Tang Wulin was also appraising him with surprise in his eyes. "You've really outdone yourself, Xie Xie! When did you attain spatial abilities?"
No one else was able to find Xie Xie, but with his Spirit Domain realm spiritual power, Tang Wulin was able to detect something amiss.
When Xie Xie spoke for the second time, Tang Wulin could clearly sense spatial fluctuations surging through the air. With his spiritual power, he was able to directly control the spatial elements in the surrounding area, and even though he was unable to capture Xie Xie, it was quite a simple task for him to track Xie Xie down. On top of that, Xie Xie had thought that no one would be able to find him, so he was caught completely off guard.
After a brief moment of surprise, a smug look immediately appeared on Xie Xie's face. "That's a secret. I'll tell you about it later. I'm sure none of you here is a match for me now aside from Boss! Oh, and aside from Yuanen as well!"
Tang Wulin asked, "Why are you by yourself? Where's Yuanen?"
Xie Xie looked around before focusing his gaze in a certain direction. "There she is."
Everyone turned toward that direction to find that Yuanen was in her usual nondescript male disguise, and at this point, she had already caught sight of everyone else and was rushing toward them with a smile on her face.
In that instant, Shrek’s Seven Monsters finally reunited in Heaven Dou City.
Xie Xie's spatial abilities and Yuanen Yehui's Divine Cloudvortex Fists had both been attained during the time everyone had been apart. It hadn't been a long time since they had all joined the army, but the destruction of Shrek Academy had weighed extremely heavily on them.
This pressure and burden became motivation for them to constantly improve, which was why all of them had made their own breakthroughs.
They were truly deserving of their title as Shrek’s Seven Monsters!
Instead of taking everyone back to the Tang Sect right away, Tang Wulin led them into a secluded alley and applied simple disguises to them.
They were Shrek’s Seven Monsters, after all, so there were definitely portraits of them on record both in the Spirit Pagoda and the Holy Spirit Cult. A group of seven was rather unusual to begin with, and if most of them weren't in disguise, then there was a chance that they could be caught.
After applying simple disguises, everyone looked a lot more ordinary, but the irrepressible excitement in their eyes was still quite apparent.
"Where are we going now?" Xu Xiaoyan asked.
Tang Wulin turned to Yue Zhengyu. "You didn't tell her?"
Yue Zhengyu chuckled, "I was given a massive shock, so I can't let them miss out on such a fantastic experience! I haven't told a single soul!"
Tang Wulin chuckled, "Alright, let's go, then. Follow me."
Everyone was quite perplexed by this conversation. Ye Xinglan was a steadfast woman of few words, and Xu Lizhi had quite a nonchalant personality, so neither of them were all that eager to ask questions. Yuanen Yehui also had a similar personality to Ye Xinglan, but Xu Xiaoyan and Xie Xie were completely different. Both of them had very strong senses of curiosity, and they were very eager to get to the bottom of things.
"What's going on, Boss?" Xie Xie was trying to get an answer out of Tang Wulin.
As for Xu Xiaoyan, she was exploring an alternative avenue. She was pinching Yue Zhengyu's waist in a vicious manner while appraising him with a threatening look in her eyes, clearly trying to force him into revealing the nature of the situation to her.
An indignant look appeared on Yue Zhengyu's face. "I would tell you, but Boss won't let me! We have to listen to our captain, right?"
Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "It's good news. You'll know once you get there. Besides, this is something that has to be seen to be believed."
Everyone became even more curious upon hearing this, and even Ye Xinglan was appraising Tang Wulin with a slightly peculiar expression.
Yue Zhengyu quickly changed the subject as he turned to Xie Xie, and asked, "What was that ability of yours? How were you able to hide in thin air? You couldn't do that before!"
Xie Xie replied in a smug manner, "You're keeping secrets from us, so why should I tell you anything?"
Yue Zhengyu pursed his lips in a disdainful manner. "You're telling me you developed some kind of secret technique? What a joke!"
Xie Xie raised an eyebrow in response. "How about you fight me one on one, then? I'll have you rolling on the ground in seconds!"
Yue Zhengyu burst into derisive laughter. "You think you have what it takes?"
"Can both of you shut up? We've been apart for so long, yet the first thing you do after our reunion is fight!" Yuanen Yehui grumbled.
Xie Xie immediately put on a fawning smile. "We're not fighting; I wouldn't fight a little kid who doesn't know any better."
"What did you call me?" Yue Zhengyu immediately flared up with rage.
Tang Wulin led from the front, and for some reason, his heart was filled with warmth as he listened to his friends bicker behind him. He really liked this feeling of having his friends back by his side.
After turning onto the main street, Yue Zhengyu and Xie Xie finally called a truce in their war of words. After all, a busy street like this one was where they were most prone to having their covers blown, so it was best not to attract any attention.
Xie Xie was holding Yuanen Yehui's hand, and the two of them were conversing quietly, while Ye Xinglan and Xu Lizhi were also walking hand in hand.
On this occasion, Tang Wulin chose a different route compared to the one he had taken Yue Zhengyu on. They entered a private residence before making their way into the basement, where there was an elevator waiting for them.
"Where are we going?" Xie Xie looked around at the simple metal wall of the elevator in a bewildered manner. He didn't recall there being a base like this one in Heaven Dou City!
Everyone else was also quite surprised; they had thought that they would be taken to a hotel.
"The Tang Sect," Tang Wulin replied in a concise manner to dispel everyone's befuddlement.
An enlightened look immediately appeared on Xie Xie's face, and he thought he had figured everything out. "I get it now; the surprise is the Tang Sect, right, Boss? Looks like the Tang Sect must still have a lot of power hidden up their sleeve. With their help, everything will become a lot easier for us in the future. By the way, what are our future plans, Boss?"
Tang Wulin glanced at him with a smile, and said, "I'll tell you when we get there."
Xie Xie was rather displeased. "We're all close friends; why are you being so secretive?"
Tang Wulin chuckled, "I'm afraid you might cry if I tell you everything."
"Cry? Me? How could I possibly cry? I have a heart of steel!" Xie Xie said in a nonchalant manner, "I didn't even cry when the academy was bombed!"
Yue Zhengyu pursed his lips. "You were probably scared sh*tless."
"Ding!" The elevator stopped in its descent, and its metal doors parted.
Xie Xie said, "Let me see what about this secret Tang Sect base is enough to make me cry..."Previous Chapter Next Chapter