Chapter 640 - Bad Luck
“I just realized it’s been days since we last saw Teacher Wu and Elder Cai,” Xu Xiaoyan said suddenly.
Tang Wulin’s mind turned from Mu Ye and his heavenly food to Wu Zhangkong. Yeah, where is Teacher Wu? I think I’ve only seen him once since the tournament started. And he didn’t give us any tactical guidance or anything.
“Let me call him,” said Tang Wulin.
The government here had issued them each with a new soul communicator the moment they arrived at the Star Luo Empire. Tang Wulin took out his and dialed Wu Zhangkong’s number.
“Is something wrong?” Wu Zhangkong’s voice was as cold as ever, yet it warmed Tang Wulin’s heart this time. Teacher Wu is alive and well.
“We’ve been competing in the tournament recently, Teacher Wu,” answered Tang Wulin, “and we’re doing pretty well. Do you want to give us some pointers?”
Wu Zhangkong fell silent for a moment. “You haven’t even made it to the knockout stage. What do you need pointers for?” Then he hung up.
“What did Teacher Wu say?” asked Yue Zhengyu.
Tang Wulin told them.
Xu Xiaoyan giggled. “Is Teacher Wu being irresponsible, or is he confident that we’ll win?”
Yuanen Yehui put her chopsticks down on the table, thoughtful. “I think he wants us to develop the ability to tackle problems and handle challenging situations by ourselves.”
“Agreed. Yuanen has a point,” Xie Xie said right away.
Yue Zhengyu’s lips curled in disdain. “You agree with everything Yuanen says.”
“Yeah. So what? You have a problem with that?” asked Xie Xie.
Yue Zhengyu let out a sigh. “No, I don’t have a problem with that. But Yuanen might do. I don’t think she wants a spineless yes-man for a boyfriend.”
“You’re so gonna die!” Xie Xie jumped over the table and wrapped his hands around Yu Zhengyu’s throat.
Yue Zhengyu wrenched himself free from Xie Xie’s grasp; he was stronger than Xie Xie when it came to strength.
Yuanen Yehui didn’t so much as glance at them. “I’ve had enough. I’m out of here.”
“Wait for me,” Ye Xinglan said, rising to her feet. The two girls were somewhat alike in personality.
“Teacher Wu is not here with us, but that doesn’t mean we can slack off,” Tang Wulin said. “The following matches will be tougher, but we will get stronger!”
Wu Zhangkong went to the window in his hotel room and stared off into the distance, his face reflective. I have nothing else to teach you. I can only help you this far; the rest of the journey you have to go on your own.
All the four pairs of the Shrek Academy had won their first two-on-two round-robin match, and they were also victorious in their first seven-on-seven team battle. Now the one-on-one round robin was going to kick off.
When they checked the competitors in their respective groups, Tang Wulin found that one of the Monster Eight Kings was in the same group as him – the fourth prince, Tiger King Dai Yueyan.
As for Yue Zhengyu, he had to fight the most formidable competitor in this whole tournament – Dragon King Long Yue. His brows furrowed together when he saw this.
“Don’t worry, bro. It’s not like only one in each group gets to advance. You can always concede,” Xie Xie said, feeling a malicious satisfaction.
Yue Zhengyu turned to face Xie Xie and gave him a look of frightening seriousness. “I’m a member of the Holy Angel clan. He can defeat me, but he’ll never make me concede. I’m going to figure out his power for you guys.”
Xie Xie’s eyes widened. “You can’t be serious.”
“Do I look like I’m joking?” Yue Zhengyu snorted. “You sound like I won’t stand a chance. He’s strong, but not that strong. I’ve fought stronger opponents than me and won.”
Xie Xie gave him a thumbs-up. “For the first time, you’ve manned up! I would do the same if I were in your shoes.”
“If you were in my shoes, you’d run with your tail between your legs.”
“Stop bickering, guys,” Tang Wulin said, and turned to Yue Zhengyu. “Are you sure you want to take on Long Yue?”
Yue Zhengyu nodded. “If I back down from this challenge now, I might do it again in the future. I cannot allow that to happen. I won’t allow that to happen.”
Xu Xiaoyan held up her fist. “I’ll be rooting for you!”
Yue Zhengyu gave her a smile. Fire seemed to be burning in his eyes. Long Yue… A prodigy, huh? Well, guess what? I’m also a prodigy!
When the matchups were displayed on the screens before the one-on-one round robin started, Tang Wulin and his teammates were shocked to find that Yue Zhengyu’s first opponent was none other than Long Yue!
“You must have been too close to the Captain,” Xie Xie said, “You’ve contracted his bad luck syndrome.”
Yue Zhengyu paid no mind. He frowned; he could feel pressure building up inside of him. He cleared his mind, sat cross-legged on the floor, and started meditating. He wanted to quickly get into his peak condition to fight Long Yue.
They had watched all of Long Yue’s previous matches, but they hadn’t even seen him release his martial soul! Not knowing how strong he was really terrified them; there was no doubt that he was their most daunting opponent.
Tang Wulin stood beside Yue Zhengyu, but he was looking at Yuanen Yehui. She is Yue Zhengyu’s classmate, so naturally she knows him better than anyone else.
Yuanen Yehui frowned and shook her head at her captain.
They had been together long enough to know each other’s personalities. Yue Zhengyu might look like a playboy, but Tang Wulin knew that he was very proud and persistent deep down; he still remembered that Yue Zhengyu had attacked Yuanen Yehui when he sensed dark energy inside her. Any member of the Holy Angel clan would have done the same thing, because they valued honor even more than their life.
Twenty thousand years ago, one member of the Holy Angel clan had managed to become a god, even though she had been a bad god and got deposed afterwards. So Yue Zhengyu’s martial soul was also called a god martial soul.
Tang Wulin’s Bluesilver Grass was also a god martial soul, since one of Tang San’s martial souls had been the Bluesilver Grass as well. So obviously not all god martial souls were incredibly powerful from the beginning.
Tang Wulin didn’t try to talk Yue Zhengyu out of fighting this match, because he could see from Yuanen Yehui’s eyes that nothing could make him change his mind now. It’s gonna be the most challenging match for him.
The competition started.
Only five of them had signed up for the one-on-one competition. Yuanen Yehui was the first to compete; she defeated her opponent with ease. Then Xie Xie and Tang Wulin also came up victorious.
“Yue Zhengyu and Long Yue, please come onto the stage!” the electronic voice said. Suddenly, all the contestants in the same waiting area as Yue Zhengyu looked to him.Previous Chapter Next Chapter