Tang Wulin also faltered slightly upon hearing this. Not only was Shen Xing not yelling or screaming, she was extending concern toward him instead! Was she playing some type of mind games?
Tang Wulin stuck his hands into his pockets with a faint smile. "How do you know I'm not an actual general?"
"How is that possible?" Shen Xing stomped her foot in frustration, and threatened, "Are you leaving or not? If not, then I'm going to scream!"
Tang Wulin shook his head in a resigned manner before taking a seat at the dining table, then withdrew his spiritual power before gently clapping his hands.
A waiter had been waiting outside the entire time, and he immediately made his way into the booth.
Shen Xing faltered slightly at the sight of the waiter, while Tang Wulin instructed, "Bring on the food."
"Yes, Major General," the waiter replied in a respectful manner, and only after taking an extra glance at Tang Wulin did he depart.
Shen Xing noticed that as the waiter made his way into the room, Tang Wulin's facial features had blurred and altered slightly, as had his aura, but everything returned to normal as soon as the waiter left.
Just how powerful was he now?
Shen Xing knew about all of his exploits from the news reports, but she was still rather curious now that she was seeing him in person.
She took a deep breath to calm herself down, then repeatedly reassured herself that there was nothing to be afraid of as this was the territory of the Central Legion.
Tang Wulin leaned forward slightly, and remarked, "You seem to be a little afraid of me."
"Who's afraid of you!" Shen Xing reflexively protested.
Tang Wulin smiled, and asked, "Then why is your mood swinging so drastically?"
"You..." Shen Xing wanted to issue a retort, but regardless of what she said, it would be quite unconvincing.
"Where's my blind date partner? What did you do to him? Also, how do you know about my schedule? Why are you here? Did you plan all of this? Posing as a general is a major crime; even people from Shrek Academy and the Tang Sect aren't exempt from this law."
Tang Wulin chuckled, "That's a long list of questions. I didn't think you would be such a righteous character. Rest assured, I'm not posing as a general; take a look at this." He tossed a badge toward Shen Xing as he spoke, and Shen Xing reflexively caught the badge.
All military identification badges had chips that would release the corresponding information upon injection of soul power.
Shen Xing pressed the badge onto her military soul communicator in a befuddled manner, and a string of information immediately appeared.
"Tang Wulin, male, ninth Blood God of the Blood God Legion, major general rank..." The information about him was very detailed.
Tang Wulin took a sip of water, and his mind was also racing as an astonished look gradually appeared on Shen Xing's face.
Shen Xing's reaction was different from what he had anticipated, and this required him to change his plan a little.
He had discovered that Shen Xing was a military official in the Central Legion while carefully scouring through the Tang Sect's database.
Back when he had visited the demonic island for his training, he had abducted Shen Xing, and at that time, he had deduced that she was no ordinary character.
Sure enough, not only had she been promoted since then, she was currently occupying a very important position.
One had to realize that being abducted could definitely count as a blemish on a normal military official's resume, yet instead of being demoted, she had been promoted, and that was sufficient testament to just how powerful her background was.
Thus, Tang Wulin had chosen Shen Xing among many candidates and conducted a deep investigation into her.
Thus, Tang Wulin knew even more about Shen Xing than she did about him.
Sneaking into Xing Mei Holiday Resort was no problem for Tang Wulin. Of course, he had used a different identification badge than the one he had shown to Shen Xing. His cover couldn't be blown yet, but forging a military identification badge was certainly no difficult task for the Tang Sect.
Shen Xing examined the badge for a long while but was unable to find any fallacies. "So you're really a general?"
Normal soldiers weren't aware of the Blood God Legion, but she certainly was; that was the federation's most mysterious and most powerful legion.
"I came here to apologize for our first ever interaction. At the time, I was undergoing some training and was forced to infiltrate your legion; please forgive me if my actions have affected you in any way. I'm treating you to this meal as a gesture of apology."
Shen Xing almost erupted on the spot upon hearing this.
You think you can apologize with a lousy meal? Do you know how many nightmares you made me go through?
She really wanted to slap Tang Wulin's head off, but for some reason, she couldn't bring herself to voice her fury at the sight of Tang Wulin's benevolent smile. In her heart, Tang Wulin was someone who could only operate in the shadows here, but after witnessing his identification badge, she realized that she had been completely wrong.
This place didn't belong to the Spirit Pagoda, and she didn't have an excuse to detain or target him. As a result, Shen Xing quickly sagged like a balloon, but at the same time, she was wondering whether this was the blind date partner Shen Yue had set her up with.
What if that were the case? Should she accept him or not?
Her mind was plunged into complete disarray once again.
Tang Wulin was left feeling rather speechless. Shen Xing was staring blankly at him again, and he couldn't help but wonder if she was always spacing out like this.
Right at this moment, the waiter brought in the first batch of dishes.
Tang Wulin had a big appetite, and as a gesture of sincerity, he had ordered a lot of food, all of which were specialty dishes of this restaurant.
Only then did Shen Xing return to her senses, and after the waiter left, she glowered at Tang Wulin as she repeated, "Where is my blind date partner?"
Tang Wulin replied, "Don't worry, he's fine. He was a little sleepy, so I found him a place to rest; he'll probably wake up after our meal."
For some reason, an overwhelming sense of disappointment welled up in Shen Xing's heart upon hearing this. She immediately told herself that this was an irrational feeling, but she couldn't shake it off.
"Have some food," Tang Wulin said as he made an inviting hand gesture, then began to dig in to the meal.
Shen Xing faltered slightly upon seeing this. She discovered that Tang Wulin ate in a very graceful manner that didn't appear rushed at all, but the food on the table was rapidly vanishing, and in the blink of an eye, around a third of it was gone.
"Have you never eaten before?" Shen Xing scoffed.
Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I didn't grow up in a very wealthy family, so I really cherish my food. You should have some too."
After that, he began to focus on eating again.
"Fine!" Shen Xing was rather hungry from her training anyway, and she was a Soul Master, so her basal metabolic rate far exceeded that of an ordinary person.
At the rate that Tang Wulin was going through the food, it'll be all gone if I don't dig in soon! How is he treating me to a meal when he's eating all the food?
With that in mind, Shen Xing immediately began to eat as well.
In order to grab more food, she had abandoned her table manners, and she had even dragged her favorite dish over to herself so that Tang Wulin wouldn't be able to reach it.Previous Chapter Next Chapter