She then discovered that Tang Wulin had stopped and seemed to be looking at her in a surprised manner.
A slightly smug look appeared on Shen Xing's face upon seeing this.
Right at this moment, the door of the booth was opened, and the waiter strode in, just in time to see Shen Xing with her left arm on the table, protecting the three dishes before her, while delivering a chunk of meat into her own mouth with the fork in her right hand.
The waiter faltered slightly upon seeing this, and it was clear that he had never served anyone with such terrible table manners before. The patrons who frequented this restaurant were all military officials, not starving dogs! How long had this woman been starving for?
Shen Xing was so embarrassed that she wanted to die! That bastard had to have stopped because he already detected that the waiter was about to come in!
"Get her a bowl of rice," Tang Wulin said with a smile.
Only then did the waiter return to his senses, and he hurriedly placed some dishes onto the table before departing.
Shen Xing choked down that chunk of meat before slamming her fork onto the table with a deep blush on her face. "It's all your fault!"
Tang Wulin countered with a wry smile, "I told you to eat; I didn't tell you to eat like this! Don't worry, I'll make sure there's enough." He made an inviting hand gesture as he spoke.
"You invited me here just to treat me to a meal? Tell me what you want." Shen Xing really wanted to strangle him to death!
However, she was aware that this was a man who had defeated an entire kingdom on his own, and she was far from being able to contend with him.
As such, all she wanted was to leave this place as quickly as possible.
Tang Wulin asked, "Does that mean you accept my apology?"
"Accept my arse!" Shen Xing flared up with rage as she rose to her feet, just as the waiter walked in again.
"Get out!" Shen Xing roared.
The waiter was given quite a fright and hurriedly placed a bowl of rice onto the table.
Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "My apologies, my girlfriend is in a rather foul mood today. You can go now; I'll call for you if I need you."
"Yes, General." The waiter immediately fled as if he had been pardoned.
"I'm not your girlfriend!" Shen Xing was becoming more and more enraged.
Tang Wulin sighed, "Can't we talk in a more civilized manner?"
"I don't want to be civilized!" Shen Xing protested.
Tang Wulin didn't offer a response to this. He felt like it was necessary for Shen Xing to calm down. Otherwise, communication simply wouldn't be possible. Furthermore, he didn't even know why Shen Xing was so angry.
All of a sudden, Shen Xing rose to her feet and grabbed her purse to leave.
She didn't want to see Tang Wulin at all, and she knew that she was going to have those dreams again tonight.
"Don't go." A burst of gentle light appeared in Shen Xing's way.
Shen Xing spun around with a furious expression. "You're going to subdue me through violence again, aren't you?"
Tang Wulin sighed, "Why can't we just have a calm talk? I haven't done anything, have I? If you still can't get over what happened back then, I can repay you. I have some power; tell me what you want, and I'll try to make it up to you."
"I don't want to talk to you!" Shen Xing was struck by a sense of satisfaction upon turning Tang Wulin down.
Tang Wulin sighed, "I don't want to have to use violence against you."
Shen Xing faltered slightly upon hearing this. "This is the Central Legion's territory; you wouldn't dare to use violence here!"
Tang Wulin shrugged in response. "I recall we were also in a legion the first time we met."
"You..." He was right!
"What do you want?" Shen Xing asked as she put her hands on her hips and glowered at Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I came here to apologize, and to ask you for a small favor."
"What do you need?" A wary look immediately appeared on Shen Xing's face.
Tang Wulin replied, "Don't worry, it's not a big deal for you. You see, I'm a major general now, and it's very difficult for me to rise further up the ranks. I heard that conquering levels of the Battle God Hall is a shortcut for promotion. With my abilities, I should be able to conquer a few levels and land a general rank or something like that."
Shen Xing could hardly believe her own ears. The general rank was the highest rank in the army, and it had been many years since one last appeared, yet Tang Wulin was talking about it in such a nonchalant manner.
"Do you think your family runs the Battle God Hall? Don't you know that soldiers of the Titled Douluo level or above who challenge the Battle God Hall will face Battle Gods a rank above them? That means that if you're a Titled Douluo, you'll have to face a Hyper Douluo, and if you're a Hyper Douluo, you'll have to face a Limit Douluo! Do you think this is easy?"
Tang Wulin shrugged in response. "I won't know until I try. The favor I'm asking you is very simple: just take me to the entrance of the Battle God Hall. Going through official procedures is too complicated, and due to my sensitive identity, I would most likely be barred from entry. I'm sure you wouldn't refuse such a small favor, would you?"
Shen Xing finally understood why Tang Wulin had sought her out. In all honesty, this request actually came as a relief to her. At the very least, it was far easier than stealing military secrets, as she had imagined that Tang Wulin would request from her.
Theoretically speaking, the Battle God Hall was open to all military officials and even soldiers. However, they had to go through rigorous examinations to decide whether they could challenge the Battle God Hall.
Otherwise, the Battle God Hall would be flooded by challenges.
If Tang Wulin really were a major general, then he would be entitled to enter the Battle God Hall, but just as he said, it would not be easy for him to gain entry due to the fact that he was the Tang Sect Master and Sea God's Pavilion Master. The military certainly wasn't just going to stand by and watch as he became a general!
Could she take him there?
Shen Xing's breathing was beginning to accelerate, and she stared intently at Tang Wulin as she contemplated this question.
Tang Wulin was in no hurry, either, and silently awaited her verdict.
Shen Xing suddenly asked, "What do I get for helping you?"
Tang Wulin smiled, and asked, "What would you like? Money? Spirit items?"
All of a sudden, Shen Xing made a decision, and her mind became extremely clear. "Alright, I can help you."
"That's great!" Tang Wulin's eyes immediately lit up. Their chances of success would be far higher if Shen Xing were willing to help them rather than being forced against her will.
Shen Xing continued, "I want three favors from you that I can redeem at any time, and you can't refuse those favors unless they go against your morals."
Tang Wulin raised an eyebrow upon hearing this. "Aren't you being a little too greedy?"
She didn't appear to have asked for anything tangible, but this was actually an extremely extravagant request.
With Tang Wulin's current status, a favor from him was priceless, and if he were to agree, he would have to constantly keep this in the back of his mind.Previous Chapter Next Chapter