Chapter 1268: Don't Cry, Mother

Tang Wulin gently stroked Lang's back and injected his soul power into her body to assuage her grief. 

After a while, Lang raised her head again, and asked in a gentle voice, "Wulin, is that really you? I didn't think I would ever get to see you again."

"It's me, Mother. Don't cry, it's not good for you; we've finally been reunited, so you should be happy! Don't worry, Her Majesty, the Holy Spirit Douluo, just told me that Father will be fine, and all he needs is rest."

Lang nodded firmly in response. She had naturally already learned about her husband's condition from the Holy Spirit Douluo. "Your father and I are so sorry for leaving you behind for all these years!"

Not only was she crying for her husband, her heart throbbed even more for her son! They had been forced to leave him back when he was only 10 years old, and 12 years had passed since then. Every single day of the past 12 years had felt like a year in itself, and she was constantly worrying about how Tang Wulin was going to fare on his own. At the time, Tang Wulin had already displayed some talents in forging, but he was still only a child. After that, she and her husband were finally granted the opportunity to contact home using the long-distance communication facilities in the Spirit Pagoda. This was a benefit that had been granted to them so that they would be more willing to work.

However, the communications were constantly being monitored, so they couldn't say too much, and they could only get some information from Tang Wulin's first forging teacher, Mang Tian.

When they were made aware that Tang Wulin had made it into Shrek Academy, their hearts had been filled with excitement, but that was greatly overshadowed by pain and guilt. Just how much hardships did a child have to go through to reach this point without the protection of their parents? 

When they heard from Mang Tian that Tang Wulin was becoming more and more exceptional, they finally saw some faint glimmers of hope. However, they didn't dare to pass on their location to Tang Wulin through Mang Tian, and there was no way the guards here would let them disclose this information, anyway. Tang Ziran had only managed to inform Mang Tian that they were in the Dou Spirit Empire during a rare opportunity when the guards had been slacking off.

Their research had finally bore fruit, and they had thought that they would be released. It had always been promised to them that once they completed their research, they would be granted a massive monetary reward and sent back home. However, when the day actually arrived, they immediately sensed that something was wrong. 

Those people had no intention of releasing them at all, and Tang Wulin had arrived just in time to see them being executed. If he had arrived on the scene any later, his parents would've most likely been dead already.

Just as Tang Wulin had thought, perhaps the heavens had blessed him so that he was able to save his parents in the direst of circumstances.

The sorrow in Lang's heart finally gradually faded away, and her breathing began to accelerate as she held tightly onto her own son. She was petrified that this would be nothing more than one of the countless dreams she had had about Tang Wulin.

"How have you been all these past years, Wulin?" Lang finally managed to muster up a complete sentence.

Tang Wulin gently wiped the tears away from his mother's face, and replied, "I've been very well these past years, Mother. Ever since you and father left, I've been constantly cultivating while honing my forging skills. After that, I made it into Shrek Academy, then joined the Tang Sect and was nurtured by both the academy and the Tang Sect. Upon my insistence, Teacher Mang Tian told me about where you two could be, and Father once told me that I would have the power to save you two once I became a Soul Sage. I came to the Dou Spirit Continent on behalf of the Tang Sect on this occasion, and thank heavens I made it just in the nick of time."

He glossed over the past 12 years with a nonchalant recount, withholding all of the details of the hardships and difficulties he had endured as he didn't want his mother to worry.

Tears welled up in Lang's eyes again as she looked up at Tang Wulin. He had made everything sound so simple, but she was naturally aware that things couldn't possibly have been anywhere near as simple as he made it out to be.

"Don't cry, Mother. Our family has finally been reunited; I've been waiting for this day for a very long time," Tang Wulin said with a smile.

"Alright, I won't cry." Lang raised a hand to gently stroke Tang Wulin's head, and her heart was filled with happiness at the sight of her handsome and reliable son.

"I'll bring back some breakfast for you, Mother. Wait for me here; I'll be back soon," Tang Wulin said as he gave his mother a hug. He didn't want to leave her even for a single second, but he had to get her something to eat first.

On the other bed, his father was still sleeping soundly, and his complexion also appeared to have improved.

Lang's gaze remained on Tang Wulin as he walked out of the room, and her eyes were filled with a soft and gentle light. She sat down beside her husband's bed, and said, "We've finally been reunited with our son, Ziran..."

Tang Wulin came to the restaurant in extremely high spirits and ordered the most lavish breakfast, not just for his mother, but also for himself. Everything was progressing toward a positive direction, so how could he not be elated? He had already formulated a plan; he was going to take his parents back to the Tang Sect's submarine so they could rest and recuperate there, then take them back home once the matters in the Dou Spirit Empire and Star Luo Empire had been taken care of. He was going to take them back to the Tang Sect headquarters, where it would be easy for him to look after them.

His main objective for his cultivation was to find his parents, and now, he had finally completed that objective; what could possibly make him happier than this?

The only thing that was still weighing on his heart now was Gu Yuena. Once he settled his parents in the Tang Sect headquarters, he was going to set off to find her. With the connection between their silver dragon scale and golden dragon scale, he was confident that he would be able to find her.

"You're back, Boss!" An elated voice suddenly rang out, and Tang Wulin turned around to discover Xu Lizhi and Ye Xinglan standing behind him.

A smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face at the sight of them. "Looks like you're still the one who's most eager for meals!"

Xu Lizhi patted his own large stomach, and chuckled, "There's a problem with your attitude if you're not eager for food. I'm glad you're back, Boss."

Ye Xinglan wore a slightly concerned look on her face. "Are you alright, Captain? On that day..."

Tang Wulin's brows furrowed slightly. "I really did lose control on that day. The issue was most likely caused by my Golden Dragon King bloodline."

"Was Na'er the person who saved you?" Ye Xinglan asked.

A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "I don't even know how to explain this to you guys. In a sense, Gu Yue and Na'er were always the same person, so she should be referred to as Gu Yuena now."

Ye Xinglan and Xu Lizhi exchanged a shocked glance upon hearing this.

"They're the same person?" They were clearly two different people; how were they suddenly the same person now?

Tang Wulin continued with a wry smile, "Even I still haven't completely figured out what's going on, let alone you guys. In any case, she was the one who saved me and helped me repress the insanity in my heart. My emotions ran amok due to the condition my father was in, but I won't let it happen again."

Ye Xinglan said, "We're just glad you're OK. Having said that, you really were extraordinarily powerful on that day." The image of the almighty crimson dragon had been deeply ingrained into everyone's minds, and at the time, Tang Wulin seemed to have been an invincible being capable of destroying anything in his path.

Ye Xinglan had always been very competitive and constantly pursued Tang Wulin as her target, but after witnessing his crimson dragon transformation, she was struck by a sense of powerlessness. She had a feeling that there was no way she would be able to catch up to Tang Wulin in her lifetime.

Xu Lizhi smiled, and said, "What are you eating for breakfast, Boss? The food here is actually quite similar to the stuff you'd find on our Douluo Continent. You can even find some dishes here that have already disappeared on our Douluo Continent. For example, that chicken sticky rice in lotus leaf is really delicious; you have to get at least 10 of those!"

A resigned smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "I don't have to eat as much as I did in the past! You two enjoy your breakfast here; I'm going to take some back to eat with my mother. I really must thank you for helping me save my parents."

Ye Xinglan replied with a smile, "You're more than welcome; what are friends for? Pass on my regards to your parents."

"I will." Tang Wulin picked up a large platter in each hand and piled the two platters full with food.

He had been separated from his parents for 12 years, and he didn't know if their tastes had changed during this time, so he took a bit of everything. In any case, if his parents couldn't eat it, he would finish everything, so none of it would go to waste.

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