Shi Mengshan merely nodded in response, not paying much attention to Tang Wulin. After that, she was taken back to the Shrek Academy camp by A'Ruheng, and only then did the Battle Gods return to their senses.
The Battle Gods were all very refined and cultured individuals, but they were still struck by the urge to swear out loud in the wake of this preposterous situation.
Not only were they winning the match, they had even won a Battle God! This was ridiculous!
"Vice-hall Master..." Ao Rui turned to Guan Yue with a beseeching look, but Guan Yue's hands were completely tied as well.
That had to be one of the strangest sequences of events he had ever witnessed.
That was most definitely the shortest proposal in history to land anyone a Titled Douluo wife, and only A'Ruheng could be capable of something like this.
Upon his return to the Shrek Academy camp, Sima Jinchi gave him a massive thumbs-up. "You're the man! I'm in full admiration right now!"
A smug look appeared on A'Ruheng's face as he turned to Shi Mengshan. "Mengshan, this is my good friend, Sima Jinchi; you can just call him Little Si."
Sima Jinchi's expression immediately darkened upon hearing this. "A'Ruheng, don't take advantage of the situation!"
"If you don't like it, then come fight me!" A'Ruheng countered with a menacing glare.
Sima Jinchi was fuming with rage, but there was nothing that he could do. A'Ruheng had already attained the Invincible Vajra Body, so battling him was out of the equation; even the Dragonslaying Saber wouldn't be able to break through his defenses unless Tang Wulin was wielding it himself.
To put it in simpler terms, it was virtually impossible to harm A'Ruheng without a transcendent divine weapon.
Shi Mengshan took a glance at Sima Jinchi, but didn't say anything, and merely stood on the spot, allowing A'Ruheng to hold her hand.
In reality, it was just as A'Ruheng had speculated: due to her physique and her lofty cultivation rank, Shi Mengshan had never met a man who had captured her heart during the past 41 years of her life, and no man had ever confessed to her.
As such, A'Ruheng's direct confession had completely blindsided her.
This was the first time that she had been confessed to, and there were so many onlookers, so she completely panicked and put on a cold facade while the overwhelmingly masculine A'Ruheng stood before her with his burly upper body completely bared.
Upon reaching a certain age, all women would begin to envision what their ideal better half would be like, and Shi Mengshan was no exception to this. In her imagination, her spouse had to be very strong, a man who could carry the weight on his shoulders, and he had to be more powerful than her; this was one of the main reasons that she was unable to find a partner.
However, A'Ruheng completely fulfilled the image of the ideal man in her heart, so as he knelt down on one knee and proposed to her, her heart finally melted.
She was already 41 years of age; if she were to miss out on this opportunity, perhaps she would never be able to find another man suitable for herself.
As such, she had been filled with excitement as she accepted his proposal, and she didn't regret her decision. As her hand was being held by A'Ruheng's large and strong hand, she was filled with an unprecedented sense of warmth and security.
Her heart had been completely set aflutter, much like that of a young maiden discovering love for the first time.
This was a wonderful feeling that she had never experienced before.
Regardless of how strong she was, she was still a woman, and she craved someone to protect and cherish her.
At this moment, A'Ruheng was giving her all of that, so she didn't regret her decision at all. In fact, she was extremely pleased with how decisive she was.
Everything looked very simple now, but if she had refused his proposal in front of all of these bystanders, then their love story would've most likely concluded before it had even begun.
Similarly, A'Ruheng was also extremely pleased with himself. He had just attained the Invincible Vajra Physique and landed the woman of his heart with the shortest proposal in history; he felt as if he had instantly reached the peak of his life!
Tang Wulin was also genuinely happy for A'Ruheng, but right now, he had to face the fury of all of the other Battle Gods.
Guan Yue raised a hand to instruct the Battle Gods to stand down, then emerged from their camp.
"Sect Master Tang, quite a few battles have already passed, but we still don't know why you've decided to visit our Battle God Hall."
Tang Wulin smiled, and replied, "I had heard that the Battle God Hall was the central hub for the most powerful beings in the entire federation, and we came here to learn from the best. Also, some of us have military backgrounds, and we heard that we could challenge the Battle God Hall for promotions, so we decided to give it a try."
Indeed, aside from A'Ruheng and Ling Zichen, everyone else in the group had been involved in the military in the past.
Guan Yue replied, "I see, but if I'm not mistaken, you're already a major general of the Blood God Legion; that is the highest rank that we can promote you to here."
Tang Wulin faltered slightly upon hearing this. This wasn't what Cao Dezhi had told him!
However, he quickly recovered, and replied, "That's alright, I'll try to get all of my friends to also reach the major general rank then. Aside from my senior disciple brother and another companion of mine, the rest of us are all military officials."
Indeed, all of them had joined different legions and had reached the lieutenant colonel rank as a minimum. Take Sima Jinchi for example: he was once a senior colonel of the Southern Legion and was only one step away from becoming a major general.
A faint smile appeared on Guan Yue's face, and he said, "Sect Master Tang, I think it would be a waste of time to continue these battles one by one. There are five people left on each side, so why don't we have a group battle? If you win, that'll be sufficient proof of your power, and you'll be able to skip the first 16 floors to undertake the examinations on the final two floors; what do you think?"
Tang Wulin's heart stirred slightly upon hearing this, and he could see that there was a meaningful look in Guan Yue's eyes.
On the surface, they would be accepting a disadvantage if they were to agree to this group battle.
Under the current circumstances, they were able to choose their opponents, but that luxury wouldn't be afforded to them in a group battle.
However, Guan Yue had made it clear that if they could win this group battle, they would be able to skip the first 16 levels and directly reach the final two levels, thereby conserving a significant amount of time, which was definitely a good thing.
However, the main issue here was that it definitely wasn't going to be an easy task to win this five-on-five battle. Among the remaining Battle Gods, there were still the second Battle God and Guan Yue, who was a Limit Douluo; could they win against such a formidable lineup?
Currently, the five people from the Shrek Academy camp yet to challenge a Battle God were Tang Wulin, Sima Jinchi, Yuanen Yehui, Xu Xiaoyan, and Ling Zichen.Previous Chapter Next Chapter