Long Yue was appraising Tang Wulin with a complex expression on his face. He didn't think that he'd encounter him at a time like this. If there were one person that he least wanted to see right now, then it was definitely Tang Wulin.
At the very least, he didn't want to see him during this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention. In particular, after seeing Dai Yun'er's elated display, the expression on his face darkened even further.
Tang Wulin nodded at Long Yue, and greeted, "Long time no see, Brother Long. I didn't think that we'd meet each other again under these circumstances. Welcome to Shrek Academy."
Long Yue merely nodded silently in response.
"Tang Wulin?" Tang Yinmeng murmured this name to herself before suddenly exclaiming, "You're Tang Wulin?"
At this moment, even the inner court disciples who'd never met him had also finally recalled who he was.
"He's Tang Wulin?" Everyone's eyes focused on him in unison. To many people, he was a legendary figure. It was completely unprecedented for an outer court disciple who had disappeared to be instated into the inner court.
Furthermore, the footage of him leading the Shrek Academy team during the Continental Young Elites Tournaments was a legendary legacy that he'd left behind.
And now, this legend was standing right before them. After more than three years had passed, he had returned and showed up on the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention.
Prior to today, everyone was more fixated on the powers that he'd displayed, and the resolute tenacity he had that allowed him to lead his clearly weaker team to victory against what should have been an invincible opponent. However, under the current circumstances, his physical appearance naturally became the main focus in everyone's eyes. He was handsome to the extreme, too handsome, almost.
Compared to three years ago, he was much more like an adult, and his body had already matured. He had a set of wide shoulders with a slim athletic waist and a pair of thick musclebound arms. His black hair trailed down the back of his head, and he gave off a strong sense of vitality and masculine charm.
He turned to all of his friends before nodding at them one by one. All of the members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, who were already extremely influential figures in the inner court, were like a bunch of excited children. In particular, Xie Xie and Xu Xiaoyan, who were both very expressive with their emotions, looked as if they wanted to rush toward him and spill their guts right away.
"Alright, please switch on your lights for Boy Number 51 or in other words, Junior Disciple Brother Tang Wulin." Lan Muzi continued to push along the progression of the event while casting his gaze toward his flabbergasted girlfriend.
Only then did Tang Yinmeng return to her senses, and she chuckled, "He's so handsome. If I were 10 years younger, I'd be inclined to switch on my light for him as well."
"You're making me jealous!" Lan Muzi whispered in an exaggeratedly menacing manner.
After that, Tang Yinmeng also whispered something into his ear, upon which his expression immediately stiffened. He stared at her with a shocked expression before a look of elation and ecstasy began to glow from his eyes.
"My God! That's fantastic! Why did you only tell me this now? Yinmeng, I love you." Tears welled up in his eyes, and he was completely unable to control his emotions as he swept Tang Yinmeng up into his arms.
The female disciples were just about to choose whether they would switch on their lights for Tang Wulin, and everyone was left feeling rather perplexed by this interlude. The entire match-making convention screeched to an abrupt halt as a result.
"Alright, we'll talk about this when we get back," Tang Yinmeng hurriedly urged in a low voice.
Only then did Lan Muzi return to his senses, and he hurriedly unwound his arms from around her, but the elation in his eyes was still very pronounced.
"My sincerest apologies for delaying such an important match-making convention, everyone. However, I must tell you all right now that I am the happiest person in the entire world! Just then, when Junior Disciple Brother Tang had revealed himself, Yinmeng told me that she'd be inclined to switch on her light for him had she been 10 years younger. I immediately told her in an enraged manner that I was jealous. After that, she told me that she's bearing my child! I was so happy that I simply couldn't control myself!" He abruptly turned to Tang Yinmeng as he spoke and planted an enthusiastic kiss on her cheek. Tang Yinmeng's face was as red as a tomato as she drummed her fists into his chest a few times, but the blissful atmosphere between the two of them was absolutely infectious.
That's right, when Lan Muzi had told Tang Yinmeng that he was jealous, her reply had been "I'm pregnant!".
That was what led to the scenes that had just unfolded earlier.
"Alright, celestial maidens, please make your decisions on whether you'd like to switch on your lights for Boy Number 51," Tang Yinmeng hurriedly said after recomposing herself.
All of the elders of the Sea God's Pavilion were watching, so this was very embarrassing.
One light after another was switched on, and much to everyone's surprise, the first light that was switched on belonged to one the girls who still had their hats on, Girl Number 18.
Up to this point, only two of the 31 female participants hadn't switched on their lights for anyone. These two were numbers 18 and 11.
Girl Number 11 was none other than Wu Siduo, but who was Girl Number 18?
Girl Number 17 had only switched on her light once, and that was for Xu Lizhi.
However, at this moment, Girl Number 18 was the first one to switch on her light for Tang Wulin, and it was also the first time she'd switched on her light for anyone. Immediately following suit were Girl Number 11, Wu Siduo and Girl Number 19, Dai Yun'er. They both switched on their soul lights almost at the exact same moment.
Immediately thereafter, one light was switched on after another, and within the span of just a few breaths, more than 10 lights had been switched on.
Aside from the slightly older female participants, as well as Yuanen Yehui, Xu Xiaoyan, and Ye Xinglan, almost all of the female participants had switched on their lights for Tang Wulin. 18 lights were switched on in total, surpassing even Yue Zhengyu's 16.
In terms of outward appearance, Yue Zhengyu was already very handsome, and he gave off an air of grace and holiness. However, compared to Tang Wulin, he was still slightly lacking in both appearance and disposition.
There was no way he could bridge the gap between their appearances, but in terms of dispositions, Yue Zhengyu was like a shining beacon of holy light, but Tang Wulin's aura was filled with vitality and a special type of mystique.
"Wow, 18 lights! I can already imagine that the next segment is going to be very intense." Lan Muzi turned to the female participants with a surprised look on his face. Tang Wulin had undoubtedly set a new record after removing his mask. Even the inner court female disciples who didn't recognize him were filled with interest toward him.
Lan Muzi couldn't help but heave an internal sigh of emotion. Tang Wulin was just like Wu Zhangkong from their cohort; his extremely handsome looks simply gave him an overwhelming advantage! No, he was even more handsome than Wu Zhangkong, and he also seemed to be Wu Zhangkong's disciple.
Tang Wulin was also quite surprised that so many people had switched on their lights for him. However, his gaze was focused on Girl Number 17, who hadn't switched on her light for him. Among the 18 lights that had been switched on for him, Girl Number 17's light was not one of them.
His brows furrowed slightly upon seeing this, but he didn't say anything. He didn't know whether his deduction had been incorrect.
Lan Muzi said, "Alright, everyone has gone through this second segment, so to all of the male participants who received no lights, I'm going to have to ask you to leave the stage. We'll begin our third segment right away. After the Perfect Match and Love at First Sight segments, the segment that's about to commence now is going to be an extremely important one during this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention. After this segment, the entire situation will be made very clear, and all of our participants will develop a better grasp of one another's intentions. Hence, let's commence the third segment, Love at Second Sight! Pay extra attention, girls, because you can't just choose freely like you did during the second segment; you have to take responsibility for your own choices.
"Each male participant will have one minute to introduce themselves, following which they'll state the number for the celestial maiden that has caught their fancy. After all of the self-introductions have been made, the girls will begin to make their decisions. All of your decisions are final, you can only make one decision each, and you can't revoke your decisions later on. To all male participants, you can introduce whatever you'd like about yourself that you think can attract the girl of your dreams. For this segment, in order to ensure fairness, we're going to be drawing numbers at random to determine the sequence of male participants making their self-introductions."
The atmosphere suddenly became quite tense following this announcement. If the first two rounds were still all fun and games, then this third segment was where things truly became serious.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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