It was very apparent to Tang Wulin that Shen Xing's feelings toward him went beyond just resentment.
He was no longer the naive and ignorant young boy he once was, so it wasn't difficult for him to read between the lines.
Ling Zichen was currently looking at him as if he were a massive pervert.
"Why are you looking at me like that? I never did anything! Everyone was present when we first met; ask them!" Tang Wulin said with a resigned expression.
Ling Zichen repeated, "You know what you did!"
Tang Wulin raised a hand to put an end to this topic. "Alright, setting that aside, did she say anything useful?"
"Not yet; she's currently driving back from the restaurant," Yue Zhengyu replied.
Tang Wulin replied, "Then keep listening in on her; I'm going back to my room."
He was also quite perplexed by Shen Xing's reaction. Could it be that the illusions created by the seven old demons had left some type of lasting trauma on her?
With that in mind, a hint of guilt welled up in Tang Wulin's heart. He didn't think that he had caused such a huge problem in Shen Xing's life.
That was never his intention, and it was not what he wanted to see.
To his surprise, just as he was about to go into meditation that night, he suddenly received a call from Shen Xing.
"There's an opportunity coming up in two days, where a group of personnel are returning from a mission. You guys are all adept in disguising yourselves, right? Stop them on their way back and knock them out, but don't hurt them. After that, you can impersonate that group, and I'll take care of the rest."
Shen Xing's voice was completely calm and devoid of the emotion she had vented in her car.
Tang Wulin replied, "Thank you. Will this cause any trouble for you?"
Shen Xing replied, "I'll make it seem like a system error, so no one will discover anything. Don't you know that I'm a soul computer expert?"
Tang Wulin replied, "Alright, I hope this won't cause any trouble for you in the future."
Shen Xing harrumphed coldly in response. "Why? So you can continue using me?"
Tang Wulin hurriedly replied, "Please don't misunderstand. If my past actions have affected you in any way, then I apologize again. After this, I won't disrupt you any further. Also, regarding the three favors, you can contact the Tang Sect at any time to redeem them."
Shen Xing didn't say anything further and merely ended the call.
At the Central Legion.
A military cargo vehicle slowly drove toward the foot of the mountain where the legion was situated.
After a series of thorough examinations, the soldiers responsible for conducting the examinations extended a military salute toward the driver, and the vehicle slowly traveled into the legion along its designated route.
The driver was Xie Xie, while Tang Wulin was in the passenger's seat. At this point, they had all disguised themselves into the soldiers originally in the vehicle.
There was no need for Tang Wulin to look around; his spiritual power more than sufficed for examining his surroundings.
As expected of the federation's most powerful legion; not only was the Central Legion extremely tightly guarded, it was filled with all types of advanced detection equipment. According to Ling Zichen, the federation had even developed detection devices capable of discovering storage soul tools, and those devices were able to instantly glean the contents of the storage soul tools that they scanned.
The tapping device planted on Shen Xing verified that she hadn't been up to any suspicious activity, and the operation commenced as planned.
After entering the Central Legion, they drove straight onward according to the directions that Shen Xing had given them in advance.
This military vehicle that they had hijacked was responsible for transporting some daily necessities to the designated warehouse.
With so many people in the Central Legion, a massive amount of resources was required, and there were many supply vehicles like theirs that entered the legion every day. This one had been chosen as the number of people in the vehicle just so happened to be 10.
The vehicle arrived at the designated location, and the supplies were quickly unloaded.
They had finally arrived in the Central Legion.
Generally speaking, the internal security of legions were far more lax than external side, and the Central Legion was no exception to this. There weren't that many examinations in the legion, and the identification badges provided to them by Shen Xing granted them easy passage.
"We're in," Tang Wulin said into his soul communicator.
Shen Xing replied from the other end, "I can see your current location. You're in luck; I heard that there aren't that many powerful beings currently in the Battle God Hall. Travel along the route I planned for you; all of the detection devices on that route have already been altered by me. Barring any mishaps, you should be able to reach the Battle God Hall without a hitch."
"Alright, thank you. This is likely going to be our last contact, so thank you once again," Tang Wulin said.
Shen Xing was silent for a moment before replying, "You have to come out alive. Otherwise, you won't be able to complete those three favors."
"Don't worry, I know what I'm doing," Tang Wulin reassured with a smile.
He then ended the call before turning to his friends. "Let's go."
Tang Wulin currently had a set of captain epaulets on his shoulders, and he was the leader of this group. After emerging from the warehouse, all of them made their way toward a certain direction at a natural speed.
The path outlined by Shen Xing was firmly ingrained in Tang Wulin's mind; all they had to do was continue onward, and they should be able to pass through the Central Legion to reach the entrance of the Battle God Hall.
The Central Legion encompassed virtually the entirety of the Western Mountains, and there were all types of large soul facilities in the legion.
From the Western Mountains, the legion could come to the defence of Bright City at a moment's notice.
The Battle God Hall was situated on the peak of the tallest mountain in the Western Mountains, so there was a climb up ahead.
After passing through two high-security areas, they arrived at a plaza halfway up the mountain.
This was a market inside the Central Legion where all soldiers and military officials could purchase or trade for items to satisfy their daily needs. This was also one of the only places in the legion that was often quite lively and bustling.
In order to reach the mountain summit, it was necessary to pass through here.
The market was an extremely rowdy place, perhaps due to the fact that everyone was normally overly subdued in the legion.
There were soldiers chatting together, buying things, and having drinks.
Alcohol was banned in the legion except for in Xing Mei Holiday Resort, so the drinks primarily consisted of tea and coffee.
Tang Wulin and the others naturally paid no heed to this, and quickly made their way through the market.
"Look at who it is! Huang Zeran, where are you going in such a hurry?" A military official with captain epaulets suddenly appeared in Tang Wulin's way. Huang Zeran?
Huang Zeran? Tang Wulin knew that this was the name of the identity he had adopted.
Ling Zichen immediately began to tense up, but Tang Wulin made a surreptitious reassuring hand gesture behind his back.
"What do you want?" He asked in a cold voice. Judging from this man's attitude, it was clear that he wasn't on good terms with Huang Zeran.
"What do I want? You were the one who reported me, right? Don't tell me it wasn't you! Own up like a man! Ptui!" The captain spat onto the ground in a disdainful manner as he spoke.
A bunch of tall and well-built soldiers quickly gathered behind him, appraising Tang Wulin with animosity in their eyes.
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