"Yes or no?" Shen Xing asked; she suddenly felt like her intelligence had returned.
If she could secure this promise from Tang Wulin, then that would be the equivalent of a promise from the Tang Sect and Shrek Academy! That would be immeasurably beneficial both to herself and her family!
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "You're asking for way too much. How about one favor instead?"
Shen Xing immediately shook her head without any hesitation. "It has to be three. Otherwise, why don't you abduct me again? You're used to using violence anyway. However, I have to warn you that there are many new detection soul tools in our Central Legion that you've most likely never even heard of, so I can guarantee that you have no chance of reaching the Battle God Hall."
Tang Wulin knew that this wasn't an empty threat. Ling Zichen had already told them that the Central Legion was beginning to use many experimental weapons and soul tools, and even she didn't know what the federal scientists had been developing lately. Otherwise, he wouldn't have gone to the trouble of finding Shen Xing.
"Two favors!" Tang Wulin bartered.
Shen Xing immediately turned to leave.
"Fine, three favors it is," Tang Wulin sighed in a resigned manner. It was extremely important for them to enter the Battle God Hall in a peaceful fashion.
A hint of elation appeared on Shen Xing's face, and she turned back around with a smile before taking a seat at the table again. "A promise is a promise."
Tang Wulin replied, "As long as you don't ask me to do anything that goes against my morals and ethics."
"Don't worry, what kind of person do you take me for?" Shen Xing replied in a casual manner.
Tang Wulin couldn't help but scoff internally. After all, he had no idea what type of person she was!
"Alright, when do you plan to go to the Battle God Hall? I'll arrange it." Shen Xing had suddenly transformed into a professional lieutenant colonel.
Tang Wulin replied, "As soon as possible. How are you going to take us to avoid the examinations?"
Shen Xing rolled her eyes in response. "Don't you know what my role is? I'll just forge some identification badges for all of you."
Shen Xing was currently a very high-ranking official in the identity verification department of the Central Legion, and that was why Tang Wulin had decided to approach her.
"Alright, I need 10 identification badges," Tang Wulin said.
"10? There are 10 of you?" Shen Xing exclaimed.
An exasperated look appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "Why don't you shout even louder so the entire Central Legion can hear you?"
"Why are there so many of you? I'm not omnipotent; how am I supposed to get all of you into the Battle God Hall?" Shen Xing countered.
Tang Wulin shrugged in response. "You already agreed, and I trust in your abilities. You can take us in in groups. As long as you can bring us into the Battle God Hall, your mission will be complete."
Shen Xing grumbled, "Then how are you coming out? There's no way all of you can avoid detection; I don't have the ability to ensure your safe exit."
A mysterious smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "You don't need to worry about that; we'll take care of that on our own. Do you a think a general will be barred from exiting the Battle God Hall?"
An indecisive look appeared in Shen Xing's eyes. "Then about the condition I raised..."
"Stop right there. Three favors is all I'm willing to give; if you ask for any more, then I'll be forced to abduct you again," Tang Wulin threatened as he intentionally took a glance at Shen Xing's body.
In that instant, it was as if he had been possessed by an old demon, and Shen Xing couldn't help but shudder in fear.
"You wouldn't dare!"
Tang Wulin smiled and returned to normal. "Like I said, it's not like it hasn't happened before."
Shen Xing really wanted to wipe that smile off his face, but she had to admit that he was right: there was nothing that she could do.
Tang Wulin was at least a Titled Douluo, and no ordinary Titled Douluo, at that, so there was no way that she could contend with him.
Tang Wulin continued, "Alright, you can tell me how you plan to sneak us in now."
Shen Xing glowered at him with a resentful expression, but Tang Wulin remained completely unmoved.
After taking a deep breath to calm herself down, Shen Xing said, "I need to go back and make some preparations first. Give me your soul communicator number."
Tang Wulin did as he was told.
Shen Xing stood up to leave. "I'll contact you when I'm ready."
Tang Wulin looked on as she departed, and on this occasion, he didn't stop her.
Instead, it was Shen Xing who suddenly turned back around, and asked, "Aren't you afraid that I won't keep my promise? As long as I don't come out of the Central Legion, you can't do anything to me."
Tang Wulin replied with a genuine expression, "I trust you."
"You..." Shen Xing had no response to this, and she could only stomp her foot before quickly departing.
Tang Wulin looked on as she departed with a contemplative look in his eyes. Did he really trust Shen Xing? Of course she couldn't be fully trusted. Unbeknownst to Shen Xing, the Tang Sect's most cutting-edge tapping device, which was only the size of a grain of rice, had been silently planted on her by a Bluesilver Emperor vine. These tapping devices had built-in disruptive features, which could disrupt detection from all soul tools.
Tang Wulin dialed a number on his soul communicator, and said, "Test out the tapping device."
"Alright." Ling Zichen's voice rang out from the other end.
After that, he paid the bill and departed.
After leaving Xing Mei Holiday Resort, Tang Wulin returned directly to the Tang Sect mansion.
The conference room was already filled with all types of devices, and Ling Zichen was quickly tapping away while sitting in front of three screens.
A map of the Western Mountains was depicted on the three screens, and there was currently a small red dot quickly moving along the map, clearly indicating Shen Xing's location.
Shrek's Six Monsters, A'Ruheng, and Sima Jinchi were also present, and for some reason, all of them turned to Tang Wulin with rather peculiar expressions.
"Why are you all looking at me like that?" Tang Wulin asked.
Ling Zichen chuckled coldly, "You know what you did!"
A speechless look appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "What do you mean? What happened?" Xie Xie couldn't help but burst into laughter, while Ling Zichen pressed a button, and said, "Have a listen to this replay."
A burst of static rang out, followed by a thump that sounded like a car door being closed.
"Bastard! Bastard! Bastard! Why is it him again? Have I not been tortured enough by all those nightmares? Why has he come to see me again?"
The voice being played naturally belonged to none other than Shen Xing.
Nightmares? About me?
Tang Wulin pointed at himself, and everyone nodded in unison with sly expressions.
"I've finally stopped having those embarrassing dreams; why did he have to come and see me now? I really want to kill him! Why did I agree to his request? I'm going against my moral code as a soldier; what the hell's wrong with me? I don't even know what to think anymore. It's all Big Sister's fault for forcing me to go on these blind dates. He definitely did something to me back then to make me have all those dreams; he's poisonous! I hate him so much!"Previous Chapter Next Chapter