After White Three and Tang Wulin had proven to be the same person, the guilt Dai Yun'er had harbored in her heart toward Tang Wulin was wiped away. As such, she was suddenly feeling much much better than she had for a long time as she'd finally let go of something that had been weighing on her this entire time. On top of that, she'd thought through many things, and become a braver version of herself as she was able to identify and admit some things to herself. She was a brave girl, and in the face of her courage, nothing else was a big deal.
The indescribable barrier between the two of them seemed to have been torn down after Tang Wulin had removed his mask.
"You're not bad when you're being all pleasant and docile like this," Tang Wulin mused.
Dai Yun'er pursed her lips with disdain, and said, "Don't call me docile; you're making me sound like some kind of small animal."
Tang Wulin burst into laughter upon hearing this. "Well, you're a Hell Civet, aren't you? Speaking of which, I have a little sister who's also very beautiful."
Dai Yun'er asked, "You have a little sister? What's her name?"
Tang Wulin replied, "Her name is Na'er. We share a really close bond, and she's currently studying at Shrek Academy. She's more powerful than I am and she possesses superior aptitude as well. Her teacher is the master of the Sea God’s Pavilion."
"Your little sister is even stronger than you? I don't believe that for a second." Dai Yun'er pursed her lips in a skeptical manner. Big brothers were always overly generous with their praise toward their little sisters; this was something she knew from personal experience.
Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "If you ever get a chance to visit the Douluo Continent, I can introduce her to you."
"I'd love that!" Dai Yun'er smiled, and replied, "You better keep that promise!"
Tang Wulin replied, "Well, you'll have to come to the Douluo Continent first! You're the princess of an empire, and aren't you about to get engaged? Would your father let you go somewhere so far away?"
Dai Yun'er suddenly stopped before appraising Tang Wulin with an intense gaze. "Are you that eager to see me get married?"
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face at the sight of her sudden mood swing. "That's not what I meant; this is completely up to you."
"No, it's up to you as well," Dai Yun'er said in a serious manner.
Tang Wulin was rather perplexed. "How is this up to me?"
A vibrant smile suddenly appeared on Dai Yun'er's face, but for some reason, Tang Wulin could feel chills running down his spine at the sight of her smile.
"If you want me to get engaged, then I'll get engaged," Dai Yun'er said with a smile before skipping on ahead like a cheerful little bird.
Tang Wulin was left scratching his head in confusion. What was that supposed to mean? Her mood really was as fickle as the weather.
With the guidance of Dai Yun'er's spiritual detection, the two of them continued on toward the center of the Dragon Valley.
During their journey, the number of dragon souls they encountered decreased drastically, but every dragon soul they encountered thereafter belonged to a true dragon.
Tang Wulin's Golden Dragon King bloodline really began to shine at a time like this; even the most powerful true dragon souls would completely relinquish all resistance after hearing a golden dragon roar. However, Dai Yun'er was unable to absorb these true dragon souls.
As soon as Dai Yun'er tried to approach them, they would immediately retaliate in a fit of fury, but they simply allowed Tang Wulin to absorb them as if that was how things were supposed to be in the first place.
After absorbing his seventh true dragon soul, Tang Wulin finally arrived at the edge of a valley.
The valley was like a massive bowl that had sunken into the ground, and it was technically more of a basin than a valley. When Tang Wulin and Dai Yun'er made their way over to the edge of the valley before casting their eyes downward, both of them instantly shuddered at the sight that they were greeted by.
The valley stretched as far as the eyes could see, and it was entirely filled with a faint mist.
However, in the visible parts of the valley, countless massive skeletons could be seen strewn all over the ground. In the instant that Tang Wulin witnessed this harrowing sight, an indescribable sense of grief immediately welled up in his heart.
He threw his head back and let loose an irrepressible roar of fury that reverberated throughout the entire valley.
Dai Yun'er cast her gaze toward him with a shocked expression on her face to find that golden scales had appeared all over his body. The roar that he had unleashed was filled with boundless sorrow and indignation, as if he were a monarch witnessing the death of his citizens.
Deep within the Dragon Valley, grief-stricken roars also rang out in response, resonating with Tang Wulin's heartwrenching cry.
On the other side of the valley stood a silver figure. She wore a cold expression, and there was unbridled killing intent shimmering within her eyes.
All of a sudden, she heard a grief-stricken dragon roar ring out in the distance, and she reflexively cast her gaze toward that direction as a shocked expression appeared on her face. She hurriedly patted her chest with her right hand, and only then was she able to repress the impulse to let loose a roar of her own in response.
She peered into the distance, and it was as if her gaze could pierce directly through the mist, thereby allowing her to see to the other side of the valley.
Tang Wulin's roar lasted for several minutes before he was able to release all of the fury and grief in his heart. He squatted down in front of Dai Yun'er, and said, "Get on my back."
Dai Yun'er hurriedly straddled onto his back, winding her arms around his neck.
Tang Wulin picked up her legs before winding them around his waist, and Dai Yun'er immediately crossed her ankles to hold on more securely.
This was a rather intimate pose, and Dai Yun'er couldn't help but blush at her current situation. However, in the next instant she wound her arms even more tightly around Tang Wulin before pressing her cheek firmly against his back.
Tang Wulin rose up into the air, then turned 180 degrees so he was facing the stone face of the valley. His golden dragon claws then extended out of his hands before grabbing onto the rock face.
In contrast with Dai Yun'er, he wasn't feeling any intimacy whatsoever. After witnessing the skeletons of so many dragons, he felt as if there were a massive stone weighing down on his heart. His golden dragon claws alternated as he quickly climbed down the rock face, which gave away like tofu in the face of his extraordinarily sharp claws.
After descending for about 100 meters, Tang Wulin decided that this was too slow, and he detached himself from the rock face altogether, allowing his body to plummet in a state of complete free fall. Only after plummeting for several tens of meters did he grab onto the rock face with his dragon claws again, and through employing this method, he was able to descend into the valley at a far faster rate. With his immensely powerful constitution, the impact of his falls couldn't injure him in the slightest.
After just a few minutes, they'd arrived at the bottom of the valley.
In the instant that they landed, a bleak sensation converged from all directions. Tang Wulin closed his eyes, and he felt as if he could hear the anguished wails of countless giant dragons.
At a single glance, he could see that there were at least 1,000 true dragons that had perished here. Not only that, but they weren't even given proper burials, and their carcasses had been strewn into this valley like trash in a landfill.
Just what kind of powerful being could have reduced the almighty dragon clan to such a tragic state?
Tang Wulin crouched down, and said, "You can get down now."
Dai Yun'er almost wanted to ask him to carry her for a while longer, but she could sense that Tang Wulin was experiencing some powerful negative emotions at the moment, so she obediently did as she was told.
It was a completely different feeling witnessing these dragon skeletons from the bottom of the valley compared to when they were at the edge of the valley up above.
Only after entering the valley could they truly comprehend the scale of this horrendous tragedy. Even the smallest of these skeletons were several tens of meters tall, and the largest were even hundreds of meters tall. All of these skeletons were emanating faint energy fluctuations, as if they were all dormant giant beasts. It was difficult to imagine just how powerful they would've been back when they were alive.
Tang Wulin took a deep breath before slowly making his way over to the closest dragon skeleton to him, then laying a hand on its surface.
The bleak aura in the surrounding area influenced his emotions, and he felt as if he could hear the anguished howls let loose by this giant dragon prior to its death.
Faint patterns could be seen on the dragon skeleton and fearsome energy fluctuations surged through the air.Previous Chapter Next Chapter