Chapter 645 - Yue Zhengyu Loses the Match
However, after Long Yue got his sixth soul ring, his cultivating speed had started slowing down. It couldn’t be helped – the draconic power had grown too strong; he could feel it raging through him and gaining control of his body bit by bit. That was what was driving him crazy. He found to his horror that his spiritual power was not strong enough to keep this savage power at bay anymore. If not for his strong willpower, he might have lost control of himself and given in to his lust for blood.
En Ci had made many attempts to find a solution, but failed each time. He was one hundred percent sure he could help Long Yue become a seven-ringed soul master without putting his life in danger, but after that, he wasn’t. If Long Yue completely lost control of himself, he might not be able to fight his way back to sanity; so En Ci couldn’t afford to take even the smallest risk.
Part of the reason for En Ci’s wanting to visit the Douluo Continent was Long Yue, because he had learned the other day that there were some special spirit items there that might be helpful to Long Yue’s situation.
The cruel waves lashed at Yue Zhengyu each time he tried to get out, and the raging torrent slammed him against the mountains ceaselessly. He was taking on a lot of damage, and he felt as if he were not fighting a man but Mother Nature. Long Yue’s power had reached a level that he couldn’t even begin to fathom.
When Yue Zhengyu surfaced again and was gasping for air, he suddenly found Long Yue standing before him.
“You’re also a member of the Tang Sect. Since we have that in common, I’ll let you yield,” Long Yue said, the smile on his face gone, bloodlust gleaming in his eyes.
He could barely control its power and hatred once he released his martial soul. The Mountain Dragon King had wanted to live a normal life like other dragon kings, but the Dragon God had deprived it of that right, so it had hated him for favoring his other children much more than him.
Sometimes disasters like flood and rock avalanche were just mountain dragons blowing off steam. So when a mountain dragon went on the rampage, it would be disastrous.
Yue Zhengyu gritted his teeth and finally managed to fly out of the water, the golden light around him dim and feeble, yet his eyes still shining with determination. “That’s so generous of you, but I think I’ll pass.”
“Then I’ll grant you your wish!” Long Yue shot out his right arm and threw a punch at Yue Zhengyu’s chest with a fist as big as a human head.
As Long Yue’s fist whistled through the air, Yue Zhengyu raised his holy sword and thrust at him.
Boom! Long Yue’s forceful attack sent Yue Zhengyu flying backwards and crashing into the barrier.
Long Yue took a step forward but then stopped, the bloodlust in his eyes disappearing. “Tang Wulin broke Hua Lantang eight ribs, and I just repaid the favor!” he said coldly.
The match was over. Long Yue was victorious. He turned around and left, his body shrinking to its normal size. The mountains and water turned into numerous colorful beams of light and disappeared without a trace. It looked as if nothing had ever happened.
Yue Zhengyu fell onto the ground, unconscious.
The audience gaped at Long Yue, their mouths open; they were too shocked to speak.
Long Yue’s teammates exchanged a look of astonishment. Although they knew even all of them combined wouldn’t be enough to beat Long Yue, seeing Long Yue’s power firsthand still left them all in awe and stunned. The level of power between them and Long Yue was worlds apart.
Yue Zhengyu’s friends and the medical team hurried up onto the stage at the same time. Eight of his ribs had been broken. His injuries were not so serious that they would endanger his life, but clearly he wouldn’t be able to compete in the two-on-twos anymore. Long Yue had ended Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan’s journey in the two-on-two competition, just like Tang Wulin had ended Hua Lantang and Ye Zhi’s. Gu Yue would have to participate in the team competition in Yue Zhengyu’s stead.
Finally, the audience recovered from their shock and broke into rapturous applause and cheering.
“Long Yue the Dragon King is truly amazing,” Fang’er said after regaining her composure. “He defended the honor of the Monster Academy. His power is just incomparable!” It was the first time she had seen Long Yue’s martial soul, and she had been completely astounded by his control of the unimaginable power.
Filled with pride and joy, Dai Tianling stood up and started applauding. He will surely become a very powerful soul master. More importantly, he and Yueyan are close. Having such a strong man as Long Yue on his side will make his reign more secure when he succeeds to the throne. Master En Ci served the same purpose when I first became the emperor.
“Thank you, Master, for having trained such a great talent for the empire,” Dai Tianling said to En Ci. “I’ll increase the funds for your teaching program by 10% to help you train young soul masters.”
En Ci was the only one still sitting. He smiled at Dai Tianling. “Thank you, Your Majesty.”
The cheering and applause were so deafening and irritating that Tang Wulin wanted to cover his ears. After the medical team patched Yue Zhengyu up and put him on a stretcher, Tang Wulin and Xie Xie lifted it up.
The audience was laughing and sneering at them, hurling insults at them and calling them names.
Xie Xie clutched the stretcher, scowling.
Ye Xinglan looked up at the wild audience, her eyes glinting angrily.
Yuanen Yehui’s lips were pressed tight together.
Xu Lizhi’s usual silly smile was gone; his chubby face darkened.
Gu Yue was the only one who looked calm, and thoughtful.
“No,” Elder Cai said, gripping Wu Zhangkong’s shoulder.
“They need me!” he flared.
Elder Cai smiled. “If they want the rainbow, they gotta put up with the rain. Do you think they’ll ever get such an experience on the Douluo Continent? Trust them. They'll get over it – they are amazingly resilient. I’m sure they’ll bounce back with a vengeance.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter