Tang Wulin continued to remain silent as he knew that he was susceptible to falling under her influence if he were to respond. The only thing he could do now was to bide his time and search for an opportunity.
Na Nali smiled, and continued, "Are you not going to say anything? How about this? Let's play a game from now on. I'll ask questions, and you give me answers. For every question you refuse to answer, I'll kill someone on this train. Who do you think I should start with?"
She raised a hand to point at the surrounding passengers as she spoke, and her entrancing smile coupled with her beautiful features captivated many of the nearby male passengers.
"What's your name?" A burst of gentle energy began to swirl around her fingertip.
"Blood Dragon." Tang Wulin had no choice but to speak. He couldn't just sit idly and watch as she engaged in senseless slaughter.
"Heehee, I knew you weren't a mute. Blood Dragon? That's not your real name, is it?"
Tang Wulin replied in an indifferent voice, "I have many names; do you want me to make one up for you on the spot."
Na Nali continued, "Alright, next question, then: are you from the Tang Sect?"
"Yes," Tang Wulin replied in a clipped and concise manner.
Na Nali cocked her head to the side in a show of contemplation. "I didn't think that the Tang Sect would have such an exceptional disciple. You really do seem very young, which makes it all the more incredible. You must be a very important figure in the Tang Sect, right? I was shocked that you were able to hurt me as a mere Soul Sage. By the way, that really hurt; you cracked my martial soul. How about you guess how much remaining power I have? You should give it a try; maybe you can even beat me. Where's your friend that you used that soul fusion skill with?"
She raised her hand in a grand gesture as she spoke, and imitated Tang Wulin's voice. "Come, my blade!"
"You were so cool at the time. Heehee, it's too bad that you don't have your blade with you now. I can't believe that idiot phoenix was captured. Don't worry, I couldn't bear to hurt you; I'm just going to exchange you for that idiot phoenix. Speaking of her, I don't like her, either. She looks pretty, but she's even more evil than I am. I only collect some vengeful spirits here and there, but she directly extracts the soul out of living people's bodies and turns them into vengeful spirits or collects them to be tortured. She's really abhorrent! I'm much better than her; I only like the invisible soundwaves that vengeful spirits emit. Am I not the kindest person in the entire Holy Spirit Cult?"
"Hehe," Tang Wulin chuckled coldly in response.
"That's such a sly smile, but you're still so handsome! I really have fallen for you. How about you become my boyfriend? I'm not even old; I'm only 37 this year. I'm sure you're aware that age becomes largely inconsequential when Soul Masters reach a certain level. We'll both live until we're over 200 anyway, so what's the difference between 37 and 20 something? If you become my boyfriend, you can do whatever you want to me."
She lowered her head in a shy manner as she spoke, and Tang Wulin glanced down at her, upon which he was immediately struck by a sense of entrancement.
Right at this moment, a burst of refreshing coolness spread through his body from his silver dragon scale pendant, snapping him out of his instant of infatuation.
Na Nali raised her head in a slightly surprised manner. She had clearly noticed the shift in Tang Wulin's mental state and was quite stunned by this. Her seduction ability had elements of her domain intermingled into it, yet he was able to resist her!
"I'm becoming more and more convinced that you're an exceptional talent in your Tang Sect. It's a good thing that I encountered you now. Otherwise, given 10 more years, I may not be able to control you. Heehee, I'm really glad to have met you now."
She tightened her arms around Tang Wulin's arm as she spoke while pressing herself against his chest.
Tang Wulin was also quite shocked by what he had heard. If this Na Nali really were only 37 years old, then that would simply be extraordinary! A 37-year-old rank 98 Hyper Douluo was truly an outstanding talent in the Soul Master world.
He had already heard from Zang Xin that among the higher-ups of the Holy Spirit Cult, the four heavenly monarchs were ranked below the sovereign and two emperors; didn't that mean that there were at least three beings in the Holy Spirit Cult who were more powerful than her? They could even all be Limit Douluos!
They were going to use him to exchange for the Dark Phoenix Douluo? She was most likely telling the truth here. He did appear to be quite important, but compared to the Dark Phoenix Douluo, who was already a Hyper Douluo, he still paled in significance. Thus, he temporarily set aside the thought of turning on Na Nali regardless of the consequences.
This was not the time to be lamenting his ill-fortune or to be feeling sorry for himself. Instead, he had to find a way to escape or to minimize the harm resulting from this exchange.
"I don't like guys who don't talk. Let's have a chat; how did you join the Tang Sect?" she asked in a curious manner.
Tang Wulin replied, "My teacher introduced me to the sect."
"Who's your teacher?" Na Nali asked.
Tang Wulin replied, "I have many teachers; you wouldn't know the one I'm referring to even if I told you."
Na Nali pouted in a displeased manner. "You're not being very interesting. I don't want to speak with you anymore. I'm injured and I need rest, so I'm taking a nap." She leaned her head on Tang Wulin's shoulder and closed her eyes as she spoke.
From an outsider's perspective, they appeared to be a pair of lovers, and a very harmonious pair, at that.
Soon, her breathing evened out, and Tang Wulin continued to look out the window as he brainstormed all types of ideas.
Could he break out through the window? Na Nali appeared to be holding onto his arm in a gesture of intimacy, but in reality, her palm was constantly adhered to just under Tang Wulin's ribs, and she could exert force at a moment's notice. With her powers, Tang Wulin would be sure to be severely wounded by her at such close quarters, so there was no way that he would be able to escape.
Thus, the soul train continued on toward Heaven Dou City. This was an express train service with no intermittent stops, so the journey was completed very quickly, and it only took just over three hours for them to arrive at Heaven Dou City.
"Hmm, that was a really good nap! It's been a long time since I've slept so soundly. You make a really good pillow. Are we almost at the station? Lend me your shoulder again on the return trip!" Na Nali said in a provocative manner.
Tang Wulin didn't say or do anything in response. All he could do now was wait for a suitable opportunity to arise. Only then would there be a chance that he could escape his current predicament.
The train came to a steady halt, and Na Nali held Tang Wulin's hand in an affectionate manner, dragging him over to the ticket station before buying a pair of return tickets. It seemed that she was just another law-abiding young woman, and if Tang Wulin didn't know better, he would've also fallen under that impression.
"Let's go back to Skysea City. I really hate that Amorous Douluo from your sect. I'm going to break that annoying domain of his sooner or later. People like him are reputed to be full of emotion, they're actually the most heartless ones."
Na Nali released Tang Wulin's hand before stretching lazily, showing off the gorgeous curves of her body as she did so.
"Let's go get something to eat, then return to Skysea City. Traveling with a handsome man like you really is an enjoyable experience," Na Nali said with a smile.
Tang Wulin continued to remain silent and did whatever Na Nali asked of him. There was no need to irk her at a time like this, and he was also putting on this meek and obedient facade to lure her into a false sense of security.
"By the way, tell me about that soul fusion skill of yours; it's so powerful! What's the deal with that saber? I felt like, at the time, your friend turned into a saber for you to wield; it's the first time I've seen a soul fusion skill like that. Your powers were instantly elevated, and your aura was really terrifying. If it hadn't been for the fact that you're still lacking in power, I may not even have been able to get away. What was that saber technique?"
Tang Wulin offered no reply.
"Are you not going to respond? If not, I'm going to..."
"Kill someone?" Tang Wulin shot a glance at her.
"Of course not. I'm a kind-hearted and gentle girl; how could I possibly kill someone for no reason? I was only joking on the train. If you're not going to talk, then I'll give you a kiss as a punishment!"
She began to sidle up closer to Tang Wulin as she spoke, and the latter's brows furrowed involuntarily. Na Nali could clearly see a strong sense of loathing in Tang Wulin's eyes, and her lips paused en route to his cheek.
"Oi, do you hate me that much? I'm even more determined to kiss you now!" She reached out with her right hand to grab toward Tang Wulin as she spoke.
"How vulgar!" A frosty voice sounded right at this moment.
Na Nali was slightly alarmed by this voice, and she reflexively turned around. Meanwhile, Tang Wulin shuddered as if an electric current had jolted through his body, and he also turned toward the source of the voice.Previous Chapter Next Chapter