The man who had just destroyed Na Nali's Dark Bell was none other than the Spirit Pagoda Chairman, Qiangu Dongfeng.
If Tang Wulin were still here, he would immediately understand why Gu Yuena had told him to run.
"We're just going to let her go? She's already been severely wounded; I'm sure I'll be able to chase her down and take care of her," the white-robed young man said in an urgent manner.
Qiangu Dongfeng furrowed his brows, and scolded, "You're in your early thirties already; why are you still so reckless? Do you think the Holy Spirit Cult is that easy to deal with? How can you be sure that there aren't any other Holy Spirit Cult powerful beings nearby? These Evil Soul Masters have a myriad of unpredictable abilities, and you could easily fall prey to one of them. A wise man would never place himself in unknown peril. Do you know who you are? You're far too important to be risking your life hunting down these filthy beings who can only live in the darkness!"
Qiangu Zhangting lowered his head in a slightly embarrassed manner upon hearing this. "You're right, Grandfather. It's a good thing that Nana identified those two to be members of the Holy Spirit Cult. Otherwise, I would've still been completely oblivious."
Qiangu Dongfeng turned to Gu Yuena, and he immediately adopted a much warmer expression. "Are you alright, Na'er?"
Gu Yuena nodded in response. "Her soundwave attacks are very powerful and unpredictable. It's a good thing that Zhangting was with me; I wouldn't have been able to take her on by myself."
Qiangu Zhangting was instantly reinvigorated upon receiving a compliment from the woman of his desires. "If she hadn't run away so quickly, I would've taken her down there and then!"
Qiangu Dongfeng said, "There must be a reason why powerful beings of the Holy Spirit Cult have suddenly appeared in Heaven Dou City. Don't go to Skysea City for now; I fear that the Holy Spirit Cult will target you after what happened just now. Let's go back to the headquarters."
Qiangu Zhangting turned to Gu Yuena, and only after she nodded to accept this arrangement did he also agree with a smile. He was definitely in support of not going to Skysea City. The Spirit Pagoda headquarters was his territory, and it was the place where he would be able to interact with Gu Yuena the most.
He had fallen in love with the cold and exquisitely beautiful Gu Yuena from the moment that he first saw her. Not only was she absolutely stunning, she had beauty and aptitude in equal measure. Even the picky Qiangu Dongfeng had nothing but praise for her, and she was also the disciple of Vice-chairman Leng Yaozhu, so he was a perfect match for her regardless of whether it was in ability, status, or looks. They were truly a match made in heaven.
Gu Yuena cast a glance in the direction that Tang Wulin had fled toward, seemingly in an absentminded manner, then departed from the train station with Qiangu Dongfeng and Qiangu Zhangting.
Tang Wulin flew very quickly, and he was out of the train station after just a few flaps of his wings.
Ever since Heaven Dou City had been struck by the terror attack, the defenses here had become far tighter, and even after he had flown out of the train station, he didn't dare to delay. Na Nali had a way to track him down, so he definitely couldn't afford to give her a chance.
Thankfully, Heaven Dou City was the territory of the Tang Sect, and it only took him less than 20 seconds to find one of the secret Tang Sect buildings.
He quickly entered the elevator in the building and descended underground. Surely Na Nali wouldn't be able to track him down once he was 500 meters underground!
On top of that, there was a top-tier powerful being in the underground world of the Tang Sect, so it would actually be greatly welcomed if Na Nali were to somehow come after him here.
As the elevator descended, Tang Wulin wasn't thinking about the perilous ordeal he had just endured. Instead, he was thinking about Gu Yuena.
She was still so beautiful, and when he saw the barely detectable change in expression on her face, he had already sensed what she was going to do.
This was like a spiritual connection; there was no need for verbal communication for them to understand each other's intentions.
Gu Yuena had been very smart not to directly attack Na Nali. Instead, her attack had fallen upon him, and that had confused Na Nali.
Otherwise, if she had attacked Na Nali right away, she may have guessed Gu Yuena's intentions, which would lead to her keeping an even tighter grasp on Tang Wulin.
At the very least, the fact that she had attacked Tang Wulin instead forced Na Nali to think about the situation, and the rest of the attacks were all designed to hold down Na Nali, thereby creating an opportunity for Tang Wulin to escape.
It was undoubtedly the case that the white-robed young man was a powerful being from the Spirit Pagoda, and Gu Yuena couldn't expose her relationship with Tang Wulin in his presence. Under the volatile circumstances, Gu Yuena had controlled the situation to an extremely minute degree. She had helped Tang Wulin escape from his dire situation without arousing the suspicion of the white-robed young man, and everything had been executed brilliantly.
However, Tang Wulin couldn't help but feel uncomfortable when he saw her with that white-robed young man, especially when he was clearly pursuing her.
It was just as Na Nali had said; he was facing a rival in love.
The thought of this struck Tang Wulin with a sour feeling. Why couldn't Gu Yue tell him what her situation was like? Just what had happened between her and Na'er?
"Ding!" The elevator arrived at its destination, and as the doors opened, Tang Wulin heaved a sigh of relief, knowing that he was now safe.
It was really fortunate that he had run into Gu Yuena. Otherwise, it would've been very difficult for him to get out of that sticky situation on his own.
He reflexively raised a hand to touch the silver dragon scale pendant hanging around his neck, and he was suddenly struck by a peculiar thought. Why was Gu Yuena going to Skysea City? Could it be that she had sensed that he was there? Otherwise, that was way too much of a coincidence. Also, was meeting her at the train station also a coincidence?
The pendant was slightly warm from his body heat, and as he gripped onto it, that warmth flowed into his palm. At the same time, he had an epiphany, and everything became clear to him.
She would always appear before him whenever he was in danger; why was that? Was it just a coincidence? Clearly not. She was always able to appear before him just in the nick of time, and it had to be because she could sense the danger that he found himself in.
Thinking back, Gu Yuena had appeared right as he was being attacked by that ninth-grade soul missile following the Shrek Academy bombing. Without her intervention, he would already be dead.
Back in the abyssal passageway, when he was about to be slain by the Holy Lord, it was her again who had instantly teleported herself to his side, joining forces with him to unleash their Dragon God Transformation to force back the Holy Lord.
Compared to those two scenarios, this was the least dangerous one.
During the first scenario, she had suffered such physical trauma to save him that she had suffered from severe amnesia, and the second scenario was definitely no less perilous than the first one.
Today, she had appeared before him in his hour of need, just as she always had.
Tang Wulin abruptly raised a hand before giving himself a vicious slap to the face. She had done so much for him and protected him with her life; what excuse did he have to doubt her? What RIGHT did he have to doubt her?
So what if a so-called rival in love had appeared? Her heart belonged to him, regardless of whether she was willing to admit it or whether she was with him. She had proven everything to him through her actions, so why was he still thinking about all this useless junk? He was being stupid beyond belief!
Despite his immensely powerful body, his face was still stinging from the ferocity of that slap, and he couldn't help but chuckle to himself. Why did he have to hit himself so hard? It was still his own face! But then again, he really did deserve a beating.
It was as if bright sunshine had illuminated his mood, and he was feeling euphoric.
"Wulin? What are you doing here?" A familiar voice sounded, and it was tinged with a hint of surprise.
Tang Wulin raised his head and was greeted by the sight of Wu Zhangkong, who was in his usual set of white robes.
An elated look immediately appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "You're back, Teacher Wu!"
Wu Zhangkong nodded with a peculiar expression. "Shouldn't you be in Skysea City?"
Tang Wulin replied, "I came back as I have something that I need to do here. How are Wu Siduo and the others doing on the demonic island?"
The peculiar look on Wu Zhangkong's face was exacerbated even further at the mention of Wu Siduo and the others. "Them? They're... doing ok."
A bemused look also appeared on Tang Wulin's face upon hearing this. He had endured the special training on the demonic island, and it had almost made him regret ever being born. Thankfully, his mental fortitude allowed him to pull through. As for Wu Siduo and the others...
"Our seniors on the demonic island have heard about what happened to Shrek Academy, and they've told me that they're willing to accept more people to undergo their training. I'll be taking the next batch of students to the demonic island in two days."
Tang Wulin was taken aback to hear this. "Are the old de... Are the seniors doing alright?"
Wu Zhangkong's expression fell slightly. "They would've come back with me if they could. The demise of the academy was extremely painful news to them, and it's impacted them even more than it's affected us. They sacrificed themselves to live a life of solitude on the demonic island for the sake of the academy, and the destruction of everything they had dedicated their lives to was crushing news for them to hear. They told me..."
He paused here and raised his head to look at Tang Wulin.
"What did they say?" Tang Wulin asked in a curious manner.Previous Chapter Next Chapter