"However, he still didn't give up. He cultivated with everything that he had, and he believed that as long as he continued to work toward his dream, his efforts would come into fruition someday. That was all until that day..."
His voice suddenly trailed off here, and in that instant, even his body was beginning to tremble slightly.
In the image, the beautiful little girl had grown up to be around 18 to 19 years of age, and she was holding hands with a tall and handsome boy, while an elderly woman was standing before them. They were having a conversation, and the little boy, who had also grown up to be a young adult at this point, was watching them from a hidden corner.
"The little boy's mother had always been aware of just how much her son loved the little girl. She had tried to tell him that they weren't a good match, but he refused to listen. On that day, the little boy's mother was suddenly unable to find him, and she bumped into the little girl while searching for her son. She told the little girl that if she didn't return the little boy's feelings, then she should give him a clear rejection, but to do so in a way that wouldn't hurt him. As a mother, her greatest wish was for her son to grow up to be happy and healthy.
"Perhaps the little girl was trying to show the boy that she had nothing to do with the little boy; she told the little boy's mother that she had always seen him as nothing more than a dog, and that he was constantly sticking to her like an annoying bandage. She wanted nothing more than for the little boy to leave her alone, and after saying all those hurtful things, she departed with her boyfriend in an arrogant manner, leaving the little boy's mother behind to weep on her own."
The image transitioned alongside his story, and everyone's emotions were also being swayed. This sounded more like the pure yet tragic story of an ordinary little boy, rather than the story of a Limit Douluo.
"The little boy ran away like a madman. Later that day, it began to rain so heavily that it was almost impossible to see the path ahead. However, the little boy continued to run, and even he didn't know where he was. Never did he think that the little girl had seen him as nothing more than a dog, and his heart was completely broken. His young impulsive heart was filled with negative emotions, and he felt like he was a failure, a disgrace to his own family. He no longer wished to live, and he bought some insecticide to put an end to his own life." Tears were already streaming down Tong Yu's face at this point.
Even though so many years had passed, the recollection of these memories still brought him immense pain.
Tang Wulin was appraising Tong Yu from not far away while listening to his story, and he felt like he could empathize with Tong Yu's suffering. His relationship history wasn't as tragic as that of Tong Yu, but back then, he had also awakened a trash martial soul, and even the soul spirit he had obtained was a defective one. As such, he was more than aware of how much effort someone with lackluster aptitude had to give in order to become powerful, and it seemed that Tong Yu had sacrificed even more than he had.
"The little boy didn't die, but he became a monster. Scales grew all over his body, and he wasn't very good-looking to begin with, so he was even more detested by everyone who saw him. Even members of his own family had fainted from fear after seeing what he had become. From that day forth, his mental state began to change. He came to hate the entire world, and on that day, he met the little girl one last time."
The image transitioned to depict the little girl, who was staring at the little boy in shock and horror, clearly having been frightened by his new monstrous appearance.
"The little boy asked her if she had ever loved, even just a little bit. The little girl was a little fearful of him, but she then quickly remembered that she was more powerful than him and didn't have anything to fear. Hence, she proudly told him that she had never loved him, and that the sight of him disgusted her, so she never wanted to see him again. In that instant, the little boy truly died on the inside. He bade her farewell, and also said goodbye to his youth. However, he had always had a sense of conviction in his heart. He was going to return to her someday as the most powerful being in the world and show her that she had made the wrong choice.
"It was there that the little boy decided to pursue further Soul Master education. He didn't tell his family; he merely departed on his own without telling anyone. He was determined not to return until he had made a name for himself. It was also at that time that he discovered that his own martial soul had mutated. Finally, he arrived at the academy of his dreams. In order to make it to Monster Academy, he had put in countless effort, and it was then that his fortune began to turn. Following its mutation, his martial soul improved at an extraordinary rate.
"Things that had been virtually impossible for his past self were things that he could now accomplish with ease, and he was ecstatic. He believed that the little girl would definitely regret her decision when he returned to her after attaining sufficient power. Hence, even though his aptitude had become exceptional, he still worked extremely hard. He learned from everyone around him and constantly refined himself in his quest for greater power. His cultivation rank rose at a rapid rate, and in 10 years, he had reached close to the Titled Douluo level from his starting point as Soul Grandmaster.
"After that, he chose to go into seclusion, and he had already made the decision to go back and find the little girl once he completed his seclusion. He was going to stand before her and tell her that she had been wrong about him, and that he was going to stand at the pinnacle of this entire world someday. At the time, the little boy no longer harbored any expectations for her; he simply wanted to recover his pride. Perhaps he was blessed by the heavens, but on that occasion, he managed to go into a state of deep meditation.
"This was an extended period of deep meditation, and it was like a long slumber. When he awakened, he discovered that not only had he become a Titled Douluo, he also established an extremely solid foundation. When he obtained his ninth soul skill, everything that he had accumulated erupted forth at once, and he became a Hyper Douluo. At that point, he had become the most powerful being among the younger generation of Monster Academy."
Tong Yu's eyes were filled with pride. This was pride that he had in himself, and he had obtained it through his relentless conscientious efforts.
"He bade farewell to his teacher and returned to his home with excitement in his heart. He was going to find that little girl, and to visit his own family. Even though he was still very hideous, he was already a teacher at Monster Academy, and he had a very lofty social status, as well as a level of income that would ensure he would never have to worry about money."Previous Chapter Next Chapter