Shrek Academy wasn't even an academy; it was a city, one that was countless times larger than even Star Luo City. In this academy, almost all of the inner court disciples were comparable to the so-called Monster Eight Kings, and he hadn't even met the most powerful beings here.
There was a boundless abyss-like aura emanating from that boat in the distance, and he had never sensed such fearsome power from any of the teachers at Monster Academy.
Lan Muzi smiled, and said, "Welcome to Shrek Academy. We are an academy that is willing to accept everyone, but if you want something, you have to attain it through your own efforts; this applies to every one of us as well. I wish you luck in finding what you're looking for during your time at Shrek Academy."
"Thank you." Long Yue nodded at Lan Muzi, and his lotus leaf returned to its original spot.
The third segment clearly dragged on for far longer than the previous two segments. As long as the male participants didn't go too far over the time limit, Lan Muzi and Tang Yinmeng were quite reluctant to cut them off in their self-introductions.
To put it quite simply, if this segment had been held during a match-making convention for peacocks, then this would be the ideal opportunity for the male peacocks to show off their beautiful tail feathers, which was exactly what most of the male participants were doing.
Yue Zhengyu's number was finally drawn from the tube.
The lotus leaf beneath his feet drifted forward, taking him to the front of the group.
Yue Zhengyu smiled, and at that moment, he seemed to have become even more dazzling under the limelight. He cast his gaze toward a certain person in the row of female participants up ahead.
"I've been waiting for this day for a very long time. I actually already have someone that I love, and I've loved her since long ago. We've been together for many years, but most of our time was spent on cultivation, so I've never had a chance to confess to her before this. I presume that I don't need to introduce too much about myself; I come from the Holy Angel clan, I possess the holy bloodline, and I'm a five-ring Soul King, as well as a one-word battle armor master. I believe that I have the ability to protect you and make you happy. I'll give you everything you want, and I'll assist you and your clan with all my power. I know you've always returned my feelings during the past few years, right? It's always said that this convention is the ideal place to confess, so here I am. I love you, and I want you to be with me. I believe that you're going to be my future bride, and I'm going to protect you for the rest of eternity. We can have a few children, just like Senior Disciple Brother Lan and Senior Disciple Sister Tang; whatever you want, I'll do my best to satisfy you."
Light radiated from Yue Zhengyu's body, and a pair of pristine white wings were unfurled behind him, combining with his dashing white suit to further accentuate his regal and handsome looks. All of a sudden, it was as if his radiance had filled the entire Sea God's Lake.
Xu Xiaoyan stood on her lotus leaf and stared blankly at him. Her beautiful features were initially filled with elation, but her joy had gradually faded as Yue Zhengyu delivered his speech, leaving her looking slightly pale.
Yue Zhengyu flapped his wings and rose up into the air above the lotus leaf.
"I don't think there's any need to waste any more of everyone's time. Xiaoyan, I love you; can we leave this place now?"Yue Zhengyu smiled and flapped his wings, flying toward Xu Xiaoyan as a streak of golden light as he spread his arms open toward him.
Countless female outer court students began to scream from the shore. Some of them were even yelling the nickname "Angelic Prince". This was a nickname that was very much befitting of Yue Zhengyu. He hailed from a prosperous family, and he had power, as well as good looks in equal measure.
In many people's eyes, he was almost the perfect man.
Lan Muzi's brows furrowed slightly upon seeing this. What Yue Zhengyu was doing clearly went against the rules of the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, but if the two of them really did already love each other, then there was no reason for him to stop them.
"Xiaoyan?" Yue Zhengyu looked on with a surprised expression at Xu Xiaoyan, who hadn't willingly thrown herself into his arms as he'd expected.
Xu Xiaoyan had her head lowered, and she murmured, "No, it's not supposed to be like this; this isn't what's supposed to happen."
Yue Zhengyu was growing quite concerned now. "What's wrong, Xiaoyan?"
Xu Xiaoyan suddenly raised her head, and she looked at him with disappointed tear-filled eyes. "It shouldn't be like this. I'm sorry, Zhengyu, but I can't accept your confession. I don't like you when you're like this. In fact, I really despise what you just said. I'm sorry."
After her voice trailed off, a ball of starlight suddenly erupted from Xu Xiaoyan's body, and she sped away through the air, leaving a trail of dazzling starlight in her wake. She landed on the shore in the blink of an eye, then ran away on foot as quickly as she could.
This sudden turn of events stunned everyone present.
Yue Zhengyu was the only one who had attracted the most attention in the beginning, and if Tang Wulin hadn't taken off his mask, no one would've been able to steal the limelight away from him.
Even Yue Zhengyu couldn't understand why Xu Xiaoyan would display such a reaction to his public confession, especially when there were so many women present who were interested in him.
Shouldn't she be proud that he'd chosen her above everyone else?
Yue Zhengyu was rooted to the spot. He had never felt so awkward in his entire life. He was simply unable to come to terms with this situation. He had thought that this would be the perfect confession leading to a beautiful relationship, but who would've thought that everything would conclude with such a farcical ending?
He had even met Xu Xiaoyan prior to coming to the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, and he'd told her that he was going to confess his love for her during the event, announcing to everyone that they were a couple. However, never would he have thought that things would play out this way. The perfect ending that he'd envisioned didn't eventuate. Instead of Xu Xiaoyan flying into his arms, she flew away from him, clearly in a completely distraught state.
"You're an idiot," Yuanen Yehui remarked, further adding insult to injury.
Yue Zhengyu immediately flared up with rage. "Shut up! You have no right to say anything about this." After that, he flapped his wings violently and flew toward the shore. However, he was flying toward the opposite direction that Xu Xiaoyan had fled toward.
Xu Xiaoyan's sudden departure had dealt him an extremely heavy blow, and he had no idea what he'd done wrong. He had prepared every single detail. He had made the most lavish entrance all in the hope that she would feel like the most special woman in the world! He had done everything for her!
But why did she suddenly run away? Could it be that she'd fallen in love with someone else?
A series of confounding thoughts rushed through Yue Zhengyu's mind, and he felt as if his head were about to explode. As soon as he reached the shore, he let loose a deranged roar before flapping his wings and disappearing into the night.
This sudden turn of events left everyone completely astonished, and no one knew why this had happened. Everything had happened far too abruptly, and the situation was completely inexplicable.
Weren't they supposed to be a perfect match? So why had she suddenly turned her back on him right after his confession? What had happened just then?
Tang Wulin's looked on with tightly furrowed brows. He understood why Xu Xiaoyan had left, and only those who were truly familiar with her knew the reason for her sudden departure.
Yuanen Yehui had undoubtedly also identified the reason, which was why she had been so scathing and blunt in her criticism of Yue Zhengyu. However, Yue Zhengyu didn't understand the reasons behind this himself. It appeared that he was going to have to have a good chat with Yue Zhengyu following this convention.
This interlude naturally couldn't bring a premature end to the convention, so the proceedings continued after a few moments of stunned silence. In reality, Yue Zhengyu's departure came as quite a relief to many of the male participants. He was simply far too eye-catching, and with him gone, many of the girls who were going to choose him would have to change targets.
It was always a good thing to get rid of a strong competitor.
"Perhaps there's some kind of misunderstanding between the two of them, but I'm sure they'll be able to iron out their differences. Alright, let's keep going. Next up is... Boy Number 16."Previous Chapter Next Chapter