"Please begin, Boy Number 38," Lan Muzi announced as he glanced at the number Tang Yinmeng had drawn. Boy Number 38 was someone whom Tang Wulin was familiar with. This was his former classmate, Luo Guixing
Luo Guixing's lotus leaf drifted to the front of the group, and he wore a warm smile as he said, "I've noticed that more people have made confessions today than those who've displayed their powers. It makes sense, considering how familiar everyone is with one another, and many of us have come to this convention already with targets in mind. Seeing as that's the case, why don't I add to this growing list? I'm also going to deliver a confession."
Luo Guixing cast his gaze toward the other side of the lake and hesitated momentarily before continuing, "Firstly, I must apologize to my good friend, Xu Yucheng. My number was drawn first, and from that perspective, I'm luckier than you are today. During these past years, we've both been infatuated with the same woman, and we've always been competing with one another, but that has never affected our close bond. I still regard him as a cherished brother of mine, but there are some things that you can't relinquish, even to your brothers. Seeing as the God of Luck has cast his blessings down on me, I must take advantage of this opportunity, and for that, I'm sorry, my brother."
His words immediately piqued everyone's interest. This was a love triangle that involved a pair of good friends!
Tang Wulin reflexively cast his gaze toward Wu Siduo. If there were one person that both Luo Guixing and Xu Yucheng were infatuated with, then it could only be Wu Siduo.
Sure enough, Wu Siduo was standing on her lotus leaf with her brows slightly furrowed.
"I've liked you for a long time; ever since we lost to Wulin and the others. At the time, all of us were quite young, so my feelings were rather murky, but I quickly came to learn what it meant to have a crush on someone. Back where we came from, I was always the best. After entering the Genius Youths Ranking, my confidence became even more inflated. However, only after coming did I realize that the so-called Genius Youths Ranking was nothing more than bulllsh*t. This realization spurred me on to work harder so I could constantly progress and better myself. Throughout this process, you've always been by my side. I was very fortunate to have been a member of class one and to have met so many powerful classmates. All of you encouraged me to push my limits and constantly pursue self-improvement. I'm even luckier to have been able to meet you. Before I know it, both of us have come of age, and here on this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, I don't want to repress my own feelings any longer. No matter how busy we are with our current lives and cultivation, I want to be with you, Wu Siduo; please give me a chance."
Luo Guixing's confession was very transparent and concise without any extra frills and embellishments, but it was also very genuine and expressed his feelings for everyone to see.
However, Wu Siduo's brows were still furrowed, and she suddenly yelled, "I'm sorry."
According to the rules of this convention, the female participants actually weren't allowed to talk during this segment as this was a chance for the men to shine. However, Wu Siduo broke that rule, just as Xu Xiaoyan had, but in contrast with Xu Xiaoyan, she had given Luo Guixing an outright rejection as she didn't want to lead him on.
Luo Guixing was definitely an outstanding prodigy. He was an 18-year-old five-ring Soul King, as well as a one-word battle armor master. He was exceptional by all standards, even in a place like Shrek Academy. As such, she didn't want herself to be the deterring factor that delayed him from finding his true love.
Luo Guixing faltered upon hearing this, clearly taken aback by Wu Siduo's direct and straightforward rejection. He shook his head in a resigned manner, and said, "Thank you for giving me such a direct answer. I wish you two all the happiness in the world."
A wry smile appeared on his face, and in the next instant, the lotus leaf beneath his feet sank into the lake, taking him along with it.
Luo Guixing failed?
Tang Wulin was rather surprised to see this. In their group, Luo Guixing was the most exceptional prodigy aside from Wu Siduo. In particular, his leadership skills were even superior to those of Wu Siduo. However, who would've thought that he would receive such an outright rejection? Wu Siduo didn't even hesitate in the slightest, so she clearly didn't want to give him any chances.
After just three more male participants had taken the state, it was Xu Yucheng's turn.
His lotus leaf drifted forward, and everyone had their eyes on him, wanting to see what kind of confession he was going to make.
Much to everyone's surprise, Xu Yucheng merely looked on at Wu Siduo, and asked, "What about me?"
Wu Siduo sighed before shaking her head in a resolute manner.
"Alright." A self-deprecating smile appeared on Xu Yucheng's face, and light flashed as the lotus leaf beneath his feet shattered into countless fragments, leaving him to sink into the water just as Luo Guixing had.
Shackler Luo Guixing and Immortal Xu Yucheng were both outstanding members of the genius class! They were not inferior to the current Shrek’s Seven Monsters by much, yet both of them had failed in their confessions to their teammate.
Many of the outer court disciples couldn't help but cast their eyes toward the gorgeous Wu Siduo. The rejections had clearly also taken a toll on Wu Siduo herself. Her face was slightly pale, but her lips were pursed in a thin stubborn line.
She had rejected them without any hesitation as she knew that it wouldn't do anyone any good for her to keep leading them on.
"Let's continue. Next up is..." Tang Yinmeng paused momentarily before her eyes settled on Tang Wulin, and she announced, "Number 51, please take the stage."
The lotus leaf beneath Tang Wulin's feet drifted forward, and his heart rate also began to accelerate. Three years; it had been over three years since they'd last seen each other.
They had both grown up, and were no longer children.
During those 1,000 days and 1,000 nights, I labored through one lonely day after another, and I've already confirmed my own feelings. During those three years, did you ever think of me? Did you refrain from switching on your light for me because you've already forgotten me? Even so, I'll never give up!
All of the female participants cast their eyes toward him, the most handsome male participant, and both girls number 18 and number 17 had also turned their attention to him.
Dai Yun'er was so excited that she looked as if she were about to rush off her lotus leaf, and everyone else, including Yuanen Yehui and Ye Xinglan, were also looking at him.
Everyone was looking forward to what he had to say.
"Due to some reasons, I left for three years. I've been away for over 1,000 days, and the academy has constantly been on my mind during every single one of those days. Following the sudden departure of my parents, this place has become my home. I came back today, and this also just so happens to be the day that the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention is being held. I came here without any hesitation as I was afraid that you'd pass me by, and I was even more afraid that you may have fallen in love with someone else already. Three years ago, I asked you if you only tried to get closer to me due to my bloodline. During the next three years after that, I thought about many things, and I gradually came to realize how stupid that question was.
"I shouldn't have asked in the first place. You told me yes, and I was heartbroken, even more so than when I discovered that I had a trash martial soul, then obtained a defective soul spirit. However, I couldn't show this to everyone as I was the captain, so I had to put on a strong front. I led all of us to victory despite the emotional agony I was in, but I still didn't know how to face you, nor how to face myself. Three years passed, and I thought about many many things during those 1,000 days and nights. I was able to attain enlightenment on many things that I was unable to wrap my head around in the past.
"If you love someone, then who cares about all that? I don't care what motives you had for approaching me; I love you, so I'm willing to accept every part of you. If you also love me, then let's be together. If you don't love me, then I'll do everything in my power to change your mind, and we'll still be together in the end. Hence, no matter what happens, I'll never give up on my love for you! From this day forth, I'm yours, so you must take responsibility for me!"Previous Chapter Next Chapter