Chapter 595 - Spirit Abyss Realm?
The Spirit Sea realm required spiritual power of at least 500 points. As for the Spirit Abyss realm, it started at 5000 points! A tenfold increase!
Tang Wulin knew his spiritual power had grown significantly, but he was certain it was no more than 1000 points. He was still a far cry from reaching the Spirit Abyss realm. If Gu Yue truly did reach the Spirit Abyss realm, then that meant her spiritual power was even greater than Wu Zhangkong’s!
She’s just at the Spirit Abyss realm, right? There’s no way she’s further than that… I need to go confirm with her. Pushing back breakfast a bit further, Tang Wulin knocked on Gu Yue’s door.
It opened immediately, Gu Yue exiting in a new gray dress. She had never been an exceptional beauty, but she certainly looked glamorous now. There seemed to be a peculiar aura around her.
“A-are you really in the Spirit Abyss realm?” Tang Wulin asked.
Gu Yue rolled her eyes. “Would you believe me if I told you?” she said as she walked past him.
“Of course I would!” Tang Wulin said, hurrying after her. “Have I ever doubted your words?”
She stopped in place. Suddenly flipped around to stare him right in the eyes.“Then if I say I was thinking of killing you yesterday, will you believe me?”
Tang Wulin staggered. “The hell would you be killing me for?”
“Do you believe me or not?”
“No way. You would never,” Tang Wulin said, pink lips peeling back to expose pearly white teeth. He lightly pinched the tip of her nose. “Now enough of your riddles. Before I actually stop trusting your words.”
The tension melted out of Gu Yue, her eyes softening. “Jeez, you. Fine, let’s go eat breakfast.”
Gu Yue resumed leading the way to the dining hall. In her heart, his words still resounded. ‘You would never.’
The pita-pat of footsteps as Tang Wulin chased after her. “Hey! Don’t change the subject! You still haven’t answered me! Did you make a breakthrough?”
Gu Yue shot him a dirty look. “Yeah. Why don’t you say that again, but louder? Let the entire hotel hear.”
Shortly after, they arrived at the dining hall. A luxurious buffet was available for breakfast.
As Tang Wulin took his seat, he wore the face of a warrior preparing for battle. Since he missed dinner the night before, he had to make up for it with an extra-large breakfast! Within minutes, the other guests were stunned into silence as they witnessed Tang Wulin inhale food like a tornado.
“Captain, what are you planning to do today? I was thinking of inviting everyone out for a stroll,” Xu Xiaoyan said shortly after she arrived.
Tang Wulin glanced at Gu Yue, “We’re going out today.”
Before Xu Xiaoyan could even open her mouth, Gu Yue said, “I’m taking him to find some medicine. We’ll be back right after. If you guys wanna go out, then it’ll be a good idea to leave early as well.”
“Oh.” Xu Xiaoyan moved her gaze from Tang Wulin to Gu Yue. After a moment, her eyes went wide as she realized the implications.
Although Tang Wulin made a sheepish face, Gu Yue was wholly nonchalant. Their other friends who had joined them for breakfast sent them strange looks.
After breakfast, Tang Wulin and Gu Yue left together. The Grand Star Luo Hotel had excellent service and prepared cards with its address for them. That way, if they ventured a long distance away, it would still be easy to find their way back.
The Grand Star Luo Hotel was a place of prestige and luxury, so naturally, it was located right in the core of the city. It was a convenient location since the delegation would also be greeting the Star Luo Imperial Family later on.
Once they left the hotel, Tang Wulin and Gu Yue were thrown into the hustle and bustle of the city center. People were going about their business on the wide street, which was free of vehicles. They were on Star Luo Avenue, the largest street in the city famous for being pedestrians only. Homely stores lined either side of the street, reminding Tang Wulin of the atmosphere in Heaven Dou City.
Tang Wulin put his hands behind his head as he casually sauntered down the street, a sunny smile playing on his lips. Gu Yue followed at his side, her expression calm and gaze focused straight ahead.
“Did you really only come out for a walk? You’re not going to look at the stores?” Tang Wulin said, glancing at Gu Yue with a cocked brow.
Gu Yue shot him a look. “How would you know if I’m looking or not? My spiritual power is enough to replace my eyes.”
“Er, pretend I didn’t say anything.” He rolled his eyes at her. He felt the pressure mounting on him once more regarding Gu Yue’s advancement into the Spirit Abyss realm. Her strength was sure to be significantly higher than before. Especially since she was an elementalist-type soul master, in which spiritual power equated to strength.
Gu Yue smiled. “Dummy. You’ll believe anything I say! Do you think it’s that easy to reach the Spirit Abyss realm?”
Tang Wulin swiveled his head toward her, blinking a few times, a haze to his gaze. “You tricked me?”
Gu Yue giggled. “And what’ll you do about it?”
Tang Wulin face grew expressionless, his mind rebooting. “Miss Gu Yue, do you happen to be ticklish?”
Gu Yue’s smile froze. Before she could react, Tang Wulin’s hands shot out like lightning under her armpits and attacked her sides. “Haha. No! Stop it!”
Gu Yue turned away and tried to escape, but Tang Wulin chased after her with a smile. “This is what you get for tricking me! I won’t let you off easy for that!”
As Gu Yue fled, a group of people suddenly exited the shop right in front of her. Although she managed to stop in time, Tang Wulin didn’t and crashed into her, toppling them both toward the group.
“The fuck?” snarled one of the people in the group as he tried to smack them away.
Instinctively, Tang Wulin moved in front of Gu Yue to protect her. The man’s palm landed on Tang Wulin’s shoulder. His body quivered for an instant, before steadying.
The man stared in astonishment. He had used quite a bit of strength in that strike, and any ordinary person would have gone flying through the air.
“What are you doing using violence against people?” Gu Yue shouted, wrath blazing in her eyes.
Gaze meeting with the attacker’s, Tang Wulin pulled Gu Yue behind him. He had a good look at the people before them. A group of middle-aged men in fine clothing. They were tall with robust bodies, faces fit for a demon.
“Fuck off now!” The man sneered, raising his hand once more to strike Tang Wulin.
Tang Wulin’s focus skyrocketed, and he thrust out his own hand to meet the attack. His opponent’s hand was large, large enough to cover his own completely.
The instant their palms met, the man smirked, moving to grab and twist the hand of Tang Wulin. But to his shock, Tang Wulin’s hand was as tough as metal and didn’t give to his strength.
Tang Wulin seized the opening, his own hand exploding with power as he twisted his opponent’s limb in the opposite direction. Sharp pain shot through the man’s limb. He shouted in pain, dropping to his knees.
Tang Wulin could not forgive a grown man for trying to physically attack a girl. Moreover, the man had not restrained himself when he struck. That said, while he possessed considerable strength, it was nothing compared to Tang Wulin’s.
Seeing their friend in trouble, the other three men rushed over.
As the leader of the group walked over to stand before Tang Wulin, he demanded, “Let go of him!”
At that moment, a petite girl sprinted from the store. She wore an exquisite yellow robe and looked about fifteen or sixteen years old. Lustrous hair flowing down her back, she was undoubtedly a beauty.
“What are you guys doing?” the girl asked. When she saw the scene, she couldn’t help but furrow her brow.
The leader of the burly men instantly wiped the scowl off his face, respectfully pointing to the two youngsters. “Your Highness, these brats were disrespecting you. We’ll get rid of them immediately.”
Tang Wulin loosened his grip on the man and pushed him away. It sent him staggering backward toward the group of burly men. Tugging on Gu Yue’s hand, he said, “We’re leaving.”
However, the burly men refused to let the matter end at that and immediately surrounded the two of them. But before they could act, the girl said, “Stop it. Don’t stir up trouble.”
With orders given, the four men had no choice but to stop obstructing Tang Wulin and Gu Yue. Before they fully retreated, however, they unleashed their soul power and directed its pressure at Tang Wulin.
To Tang Wulin’s astonishment, these four men were powerful soul masters. He subconsciously glanced at the girl who was the master of these men. Their eyes met by coincidence. Tang Wulin gave her a curt nod.
The girl stared at him, dazed. Tang Wulin was clearly still a teenager, but he was already as tall as an adult and had broad shoulders. His bright eyes revealed that he was a man of character. Compared to his peers, he was stunningly handsome. There was something charming about the aura he exuded as well. Something about his temperament. He acted reserved but stood with his back straight, which caught her eye even more.
After another moment of staring, the girl revealed a slight smile and nodded back at him.
As Tang Wulin pulled Gu Yue away by the wrist, she glared over her shoulder at the man who had struck at them, her eyes cold enough to freeze.
“Let it be. We shouldn’t stir up trouble in another country,” Tang Wulin said when he sensed the malice flaring within Gu Yue. Especially so with a group like before, strong soul masters and their mistress with high status.
In a foreign land, it was best to not cause trouble. Especially with that group of burly men and their mistress since they were clearly of high status.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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