Chapter 684 - The Eight Extraordinary Meridians
“Would you fight him again if that was the only way to defend the honor of the Shrek Academy?” asked Old Tang.
“Yes,” Tang Wulin answered without a moment’s hesitation. “And I would do better, now that I have found out more about his abilities. He leaves himself open when he gets really angry and loses control of himself. Maybe I couldn’t beat him, but I wouldn’t suffer such a heavy defeat.”
Old Tang’s voice softened. “You always pick yourself up whenever something gets you down.”
Tang Wulin grinned. “I’m still alive, right, Old Tang? Can I wake up? My friends must be worried about me.”
“Yes, you’re alive. You can’t be killed as long as I’m here. And no, you can’t wake up, not now; you’re not strong enough. Let your body rest some more.”
“What do you mean I can’t be killed as long as you’re here?” Tang Wulin asked, remembering how Old Tang had saved him, that day when he killed the Three-Eyed Demon Ape with Wu Zhangkong. “Could you tell me who you are? How did you get into my head? And you seem to know everything about me.”
“You can look at me as some kind of spiritual energy. As to who I am, I will tell you when the time is right.”
“Can you tell me now?” Tang Wulin really wanted to know who he was.
Old Tang smiled. “I’ll tell you everything you want to know when I leave. I promise. I’m glad that you’ve grown into such an energetic and capable young man, and I’m grateful that I get to be here with you, to see you grow up. I will cherish the time I spend with you forever.”
“Why do you have to leave, Old Tang?” Tang Wulin asked, surprised. When Old Tang didn’t answer and suddenly gave a sad look, he said hurriedly, “I’m sorry. Forget that I asked.”
“It’s okay.” Old Tang changed the subject quickly. “Since you’re here, why don’t I teach you something? You already have a solid grasp of the basics of the Mysterious Heaven Method, so I guess it’s time for you to learn something more advanced.”
Tang Wulin was impressed. Old Tang knows the Mysterious Heaven Method?! Old Tang waved his hand, and suddenly Tang Wulin found he could see the meridians which spread throughout his body.
“The next time you break a seal,” Old Tang went on, “you can try to use the energy of the Golden Dragon King to open the eight extraordinary meridians. Few people know how to open them, because the method can’t be found in any book. The process is very dangerous, so I need you to listen very carefully.”
Tang Wulin’s face lit up, ready to learn everything Old Tang was about to teach him.
Mu Ye added some medicine into the bathtub again. That was the third time he had done that. It had been five days, and Tang Wulin still hadn’t woken up. His bones and internal organs had already healed up several days ago, and he was breathing evenly and easily, but Mu Ye didn’t want anything dangerous to happen to his disciple, so he continued giving him his hard-found medicine. And it seemed Tang Wulin didn’t mind; his skin was absorbing the medicine greedily, as if it knew how precious and beneficial it was. Although Tang Wulin was unconscious, his brain hadn’t been damaged and Mu Ye didn’t worry too much.
The two-on-two final ended today. Long Yue and Dai Yun’er won the championship, as everyone had expected. After seeing Long Yue’s horrifying power, few contestants had worked up the courage to face him. Dai Yueyan and Su Mu took the second place. Hua Lantang and Ye Zhi would most likely have obtained the third place if they hadn’t been eliminated by Tang Wulin and Gu Yue.
Tang Wulin’s teammates didn’t have much of an appetite these days, including Xu Lizhi, because they still hadn’t found a single clue to their captain’s whereabouts, even after the Tang Sect had pitched in. No one knew if Tang Wulin was alive or dead, except for Gu Yue, who was convinced he was still alive.
“Let’s compete in the team competition,” Gu Yue said suddenly while they were having a silent dinner in the Grand Star Luo Hotel.
They all looked to her.
“Since Wulin is not here, I’ll be the acting captain if you don’t mind,” she continued. “He would have wanted us to do this. When he comes back and finds we’re the champions, he’ll be over the moon.”
“Sounds good,” said Ye Xinglan.
“I’m in. Let’s avenge the captain,” Xie Xie said, his eyes red with anger, his hands coiling into fists.
“Count me in,” Yuanen Yehui announced.
“I’ll make buns for you,” said Xu Lizhi.
Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan exchanged a glance and nodded solemnly.
“No. You can’t compete in the team competition,” said an icy voice.
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