"If we encounter any danger, don't hesitate to use your dragon ball right away," Tang Wulin cautioned.
"Alright, same to you, Brother Three," Dai Yun'er said with a smile.
As she looked on at this White Three's profile from behind, a peculiar look appeared in her eyes.
During the few days they'd been together, she'd initially regarded him with fury and disdain, yet she was now feeling close enough with him to be referring to him as Brother Three, so her impression of him had been constantly changing.
Of course, part of this was due to the affection that she'd developed for him due to all of the dragon souls he'd helped her absorb, but after her disdain for him had worn away, she began to carefully appraise him.
As a result, she discovered that not only was this White Three a wealth of knowledge, he also possessed exceptional practical combat abilities, and he was far more adept in the Tang Sect techniques than she was. Furthermore, she had confirmed that White Three had at least mastered the Mysterious Heaven Method, Mysterious Jade Hands, Controlling Crane Capturing Dragon, Ghost Shadow Perplexing Track, and Purple Demon Eyes. Those would've required a vast number of contribution points to obtain! Furthermore, he had also mastered the Disorder Splitting Wind Hammer technique, thereby allowing him to unleash immense power with his Heavy Silver hammers even without access to his martial soul.
Whenever they encountered any dragon souls, he would always position himself before her, and the sight of his reliable figure filled her with an immense sense of security.
He was an immovable mountain that would shield her from all peril. Long Yue also gave her the same feeling, but as opposed to a mountain, he was like a volatile volcano that could erupt at any moment.
Furthermore, not only was White Three extremely powerful, he was also constantly able to keep his cool even in the face of danger. He always made the right decision, and he possessed brilliant wilderness survival skills. On top of that, she had gradually come to realize that even if White Three was older than herself, there was no way that he'd be older by much. As such, it was even more extraordinary that he possessed such an incredible skill set at such a young age, and before she knew it, she had become quite fond of him.
For Dai Yun'er, this mission was more like a game that allowed her to escape her monotonous life. As such, even though she'd endured many hardships prior to encountering Tang Wulin, she displayed no intention to leave as everything was a brand new experience to her.
After meeting Tang Wulin, she'd been constantly fed with dragon souls, and she couldn't ascertain just how much more powerful she would become after combining her soul power with her body as she still didn't have access to the former, but she was sure that she would never have to worry about improving her physical constitution ever again. Even after leaving the Dragon Valley, it would take a long time for the energy within these dragon souls to be completely absorbed into her body. As such, unless she encountered a life-threatening situation, she was determined to stay in the Dragon Valley.
Tang Wulin's eyes were slightly narrowed as he advanced onward in a cautious manner. Right at this moment, a burst of spiritual power entered his brain in a stealthy manner. Just as he was about to resist this intrusion using his own spiritual power, he suddenly discovered that a three-dimensional image had appeared in his mind. All of a sudden, everything became remarkably clear to him, and he could see everything within a radius of several hundred meters.
Tang Wulin immediately turned to Dai Yun'er with a surprised look on his face, only to find her looking back at him with a smug expression.
"Am I impressive or what? That's my spiritual sharing ability. My second martial soul, Spirit Eyes, is a spirit attribute martial soul, so even if I can't use soul power, I can still use my spiritual power to fuel it."
Tang Wulin gave her a thumbs-up in response.
Back when he'd first fought Dai Yun'er, he'd discovered that she was able to predict his movements quite easily. Only after the tournament was he made aware of the fact that she possessed a spiritual detection ability that could allow her to accurately keep track of the changes in his movements. However, he didn't think that she'd also have this spiritual sharing ability. It was no wonder that she had been Long Yue's partner for the two-on-two battle. If she were to continue to progress in her cultivation and her two martial souls didn't conflict with one another, she was going to become a very powerful being for sure!
With that in mind, Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "This is a fantastic ability."
With the guidance of Dai Yun'er's spiritual detection ability, they were able to progress a lot more quickly. In fact, Tang Wulin discovered that he could find the best path forward even with his eyes closed, and he was also able to prepare in advance before they encountered dragon souls.
"There's a big guy up ahead!" Tang Wulin suddenly stopped before making a hand signal to Dai Yun'er.
The two of them crouched down behind a bush, and at the very edge of the area encompassed by Dai Yun'er's spatial detection ability, there was a prowling dragon soul with faint red light emanating from its entire body.
The dragon soul was over 20 meters tall, and both of its wings had been fully spread open. There seemed to be invisible flames rising up all over its body, and it had a pair of peerlessly sharp front claws, as well as a long tail that was trailing behind it.
"What kind of dragon is that?" Dai Yun'er asked in a low voice.
Tang Wulin replied, "It appears to be a Blazing Fire Dragon, but those are true dragons, not second-rate ones. On top of that, true Blazing Fire Dragons are fearsome beings that are at least over 100 meters in length, whereas this dragon soul's body is only around 30 meters long."
Dai Yun'er's breathing was growing a little urgent as she said, "What's wrong with that? Don't forget that dragon souls only possess around one percent of the power from when they were alive, so it's only natural that they would've shrunk down significantly."
Tang Wulin's expression changed slightly upon hearing this. That was a plausible explanation.
"Should we go around it?" Tang Wulin asked in a hesitant manner.
"Why would we do that? The dragon soul of a true dragon will be greatly beneficial to us, so you can have this one. Why don't we try hunting it down?" Dai Yun'er said with an excited gleam in her eyes.
Tang Wulin whispered, "I think we shouldn't do that; it's too dangerous. Don't forget that our objective is to find the dragon tomb."
Dai Yun'er pouted in response, but she still nodded in the end. "Alright, let's go around it then."
Right at this moment, a thunderous dragon roar erupted, immediately following which the Blazing Fire Dragon suddenly changed directions, flapping its wings as it charged directly toward them.
"Oh no, it sensed my spiritual fluctuations!" Dai Yun'er exclaimed.
"Run!" Tang Wulin urged in a low voice before grabbing onto Dai Yun'er's arm and quickly leading her away.
The Blazing Fire Dragon rose up into the air before opening its mouth to send a massive fireball hurtling directly toward the two of them.
The fireball rapidly expanded as it flew through the air, and when it was around 10 meters away from Tang Wulin and Dai Yun'er, it had already swelled to a diameter of around two meters, and it was radiating scorching heat that instantly incinerated the surrounding plants into ashes.
In this dire situation, Tang Wulin wrenched Dai Yun'er into his arms before springing forward with all his might, and he propelled himself through the air like a cannonball.
A violent explosion erupted behind him, sending a powerful scorching heatwave crashing into Tang Wulin's back.
He gave a muffled groan as dragon scales abruptly appeared over his skin, and that invisible layer of enamel shimmered slightly.
He accelerated even further with Dai Yun'er in his arms, covering a distance of several tens of meters in the blink of an eye before rolling down onto the ground.
Dai Yun'er could only feel the temperatures around her rising incessantly, and her eyes were tightly shut as she reflexively grabbed onto Tang Wulin's clothes. For some reason, even though she was in this perilous situation, there was no hint of fear in her heart whatsoever. Instead, she was filled with exhilaration and the irrational yet unshakeable belief that White Three would protect her.
After rolling along the ground for a few meters, Tang Wulin sprang to his feet before sprinting away with Dai Yun'er in his arms. He couldn't compare with Dai Yun'er in terms of agility, but when it came to explosive speed, Dai Yun'er most likely wouldn't be able to match him even if she could use her soul power.
Thus, Tang Wulin hurtled through the forest like a speeding arrow, and golden dragon scales had already appeared all over his body.Previous Chapter Next Chapter