Chapter 1589: Visiting the Tree of Life

With that in mind, much of Qiangu Zhangting's bliss and excitement was instantly replaced by anxiety.

Having known Gu Yue for so many years, he was aware of just how uncompromising that she was.

He had to go and apologize to her!

With that in mind, Qiangu Zhangting quickly rushed out of bed, took a shower, then put on what he perceived to be his best set of clothes before rushing to Gu Yue's living area again.

However, he was greeted by a tightly shut metal gate with a very clear and forbidding red light. This was the universal sign for "do not disturb" in the Spirit Pagoda, and it was only to be used when conducting important research or going into seclusion for very important breakthroughs.

Qiangu Zhangting became even more uneasy at the sight of the red light, and he knew that all doorbells would be disabled when this red light was switched on.

He hurriedly dialed Gu Yuena's number again and again in the hope of getting to speak to her, all to no avail.

It was clear that she really was angry, and Qiangu Zhangting was at a complete loss for what to do.

Should he force his way in through the gate? With his lofty status in the Spirit Pagoda, he would naturally be able to do this, but would that make her even more angry?

He dialled Gu Yuena's number over and over again in a blind panic, and finally, she picked up.

"Na'er, please don't be mad at me! I'm really sorry for what I did, but I love you so much that I couldn't help myself. Can you please let me in?"

His panicked apology was greeted by complete silence from Gu Yuena.

"Nana, please say something! I promise you that I'll never do something like this again. I'm sorry."

Finally, a response came from Gu Yuena. "I hate you."

After that, the call was ended, and when Qiangu Zhangting tried to dial her number again, he was informed that she had turned off her soul communicator.

You've really screwed me over, Grandfather! 

Qiangu Zhangting's heart was full of remorse, and all of his excitement had vanished.

Meanwhile, Gu Yuena was standing beside her bed, casting her gaze toward the direction of the Sea God's Lake in the distance. A disdainful look appeared on her face as she murmured to herself, "You think you can touch me?"

...... 

"Splash!" Tang Wulin dove into the lake, and he was instantly refreshed by the cool water around him.

Ever since the growth spurt experienced by the tree of life after absorbing the life energy from the demonic plane, the entire Sea God's Lake had undergone a transformation.

The deathly aura within it was no longer as pronounced, and the radiation was quickly receding. It wouldn't take long before the lake was filled with vitality again.

Soul power was released through the soles of his feet, propelling him deeper toward the lakebed, and the deeper he went, the more clearly he was able to sense the aura of life energy radiating from down below.

As the Son of Nature, he was extremely sensitive when it came to life energy, and the pure life energy here made him feel very comfortable.

The outline of the tree of life was already within sight in the distance. This wasn't his first time here, but the sight of its thick and strong trunk still filled him with emotion.

If it hadn't been for the ancient Golden Tree's protection, no one in Shrek Academy would've survived. The tree of life had always been protecting Shrek Academy and the continent, yet the greedy and destructive nature of humans had sapped away its power.

He had to do everything in his own power to revitalize it and restore vitality to nature.

Even at Tang Wulin's speed, it took Tang Wulin quite some time to traverse through the massive Sea God's Lake and arrive before the tree of life.

The tree of life currently had a diameter of over 30 meters, and a series of thick strong tree roots could be seen plunging into the lakebed. As soon as Tang Wulin approached it, he was able to immediately detect extremely rich life energy fluctuations.

Furthermore, he was struck by an intense sense of closeness, like a child in the presence of their grandmother. He couldn't help but spread open his arms and press his body against the tree of life.

A series of branches wound themselves around him to reciprocate his embrace, and intimate feelings were transmitted to him by the tree of life.

"I'm very happy to see you again, my child," the tree of life communicated.

Tang Wulin was able to communicate with it using his spiritual power, and he asked, "I've come to visit you again. How are you?"

The tree of life replied, "Very well. My vitality has been awakened, and I can continue to flourish from here. The life energy that you provided me with was very good, but I'll need more life energy to continue growing. The main problem is that the life energy on the entire planet is constantly on the wane due to excessive exploitation of resources by humans. I'll require more life energy to return to my former state, then reciprocate life energy back to the continent, and that will require an enormous amount of energy."

Tang Wulin said, "I'll work on it. After the enrolment, I plan to make another trip to the abyssal passageway."

For the tree of life, the best source of life energy came from alternate planes. The life energy on the Douluo Continent could also replenish it, but in the process, life energy would be stripped away from that area.

In contrast, absorbing life energy from other planes could directly increase the amount of life energy on the Douluo Continent plane, and that was naturally the best course of action.

As such, he had to pay the abyssal passageway a visit. If he could reap some rewards there, then he could make it a long-term source of life energy.

"The life energy from other planes is indeed the best, but your safety is more important. I've bestowed upon you that ability, but it's not guaranteed to keep you safe, so you have to be careful."

"Alright," Tang Wulin replied in a respectful manner.

"Is there something you would like to discuss with me today?" the tree of life asked.

Tang Wulin nodded in response. "I have a couple of favors I would like to ask from you. Firstly, I attained the approval of several immortal plants in the past, and they all became soul spirits of mine. However, they're concerned that they won't be able to pass on their lineage, so they gave me their seeds in the hope that they can one day be planted by your side. Would that be possible?"

The tree of life transmitted an elated emotional signal toward Tang Wulin, and replied, "Of course. I can sense their auras; you're referring to the Beautiful Silk Tulip, Chaotic Element Immortal Herb, Delicate Inferno Apricot Flower, Octagonal Mysterious Ice Grass, Blackjade Divine Bamboo, Keen Gaze Dew, and Land Dragon Golden Melon, right? They're all exceptional plants and can be said to be my children. Give me their seeds. With their help, I'll be able to create a more complete ecosystem here, and that would benefit the Sea God's Lake immensely."

"That's fantastic!" Tang Wulin was ecstatic to hear this.

Light flashed from his glabella, and seven specks of light emerged. At the same time, the Beautiful Silk Tulip appeared beside him amid a flash of pink light.

The Beautiful Silk Tulip crossed his arms in front of his chest, then extended a respectful bow toward the tree of life, and his body was trembling slightly from excitement.

Seeds were a continuation of a plant's life, and to be able to have a seed planted next to the source of all life on the entire plane was a peerless honor.

For plant-type soul beasts, the tree of life was their god! With the protection of the tree of life, their lineage would continue to be passed down so long as the plane still existed.

The tree of life extended a branch to gently tap the top of the Beautiful Silk Tulip's head, and a layer of faint green light instantly surged into his body. The Beautiful Silk Tulip shuddered, and his slightly blurry and illusionary body immediately became a lot more substantial.

The seven seeds of different colors hovered before the tree of life, and the tree of life extended a branch to tap the seeds one after another.

A layer of green light surfaced from each seed, and they plunged into the soil around the tree of life.

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