Yun Ming focused his gaze up ahead as he sat on the boat, and he suddenly heaved a sigh of relief.
At the very least, his precious disciple hadn't chosen that man from the Star Luo Empire. The one that she had chosen was... Tang Wulin?
This name appeared in everyone's minds in an instant, and following a brief silence, the spectators on the shore broke out into an even louder commotion. All of the male participants were glowering at him, doing their best to try and kill him with their eyes.
Among the female participants, Wu Siduo's expression immediately stiffened, and Dai Yun'er's mouth gaped open before her brows became tightly furrowed.
Girl Number 17, who was still wearing her veil, shuddered, but she quickly recovered her composure. During the one minute timeframe she'd been given to remove her veil, she had refrained from doing so, so she was the only one who still hadn't taken off her veil.
After a brief stunned stupor, Tang Wulin came to his senses, and he didn't know whether he should laugh or cry. This little sister of his was trying to get him killed!
Tang Wulin couldn't help but ruffle her hair at the sight of her cheeky smile. "You little rascal."
"Heehee," Na'er giggled as she stuck out her tongue at him.
His eyes were filled with doting affection, while her smile was filled with bliss. Their interaction was a horrendous act of dog abuse! [Once again, for those who've forgotten, in Chinese pop culture, there's a jokingly derogatory term for single people, which is 单身狗, which literally translates to single dog. Any public displays of affection in front of single people is therefore jokingly referred to as dog abuse as it's basically couples flaunting their love and happiness in front of single people.] The soul rings beneath the feet of the inner court male disciples began to glow even brighter. If it weren't for the fact that all of the Sea God's Pavilion elders were present on that boat in the distance, they'd most likely have mobbed Tang Wulin already.
Tang Wulin whispered, "Causing trouble for fun, are we?"
Na'er pouted in response. "How am I causing trouble? Can't I choose you? Or do you want me to choose someone else?"
Tang Wulin harrumphed, "I'll get you for this after the convention, you little rascal!"
Yun Ming wore a surprised expression as he sat on the boat. "She chose Tang Wulin? Aren't they brother and sister?"
Not many people were aware that Tang Wulin and Na'er were siblings, but he was one of them. Holy Spirit Douluo Yali interjected, "I once asked Na'er about this, and it seems that they're not actually related by blood. I think they make a good match. Only Wulin is a match for Na'er in my eyes."
"Hmph!" Yun Ming harrumphed coldly, and he was appraising Tang Wulin with the expression of a displeased father-in-law.
Yali liked Tang Wulin a lot. He was kind and brave, and his outstanding performance on that soul train that had been held up by terrorists left her with a glowing impression of him.
At this point, Tang Wulin had already recovered from his stunned stupor, and he turned to Long Yue, who was glowering at him, and he pursed his lips as he said, "Don't even think about it; you don't have a chance here. Even if she'd chosen you, there's no way I'd agree."
A ferocious light flashed through Long Yue's eyes. "I've heard that the final segment of this match-making convention is a challenge segment; I look forward to seeing how many challenges you can endure."
Tang Wulin faltered slightly before chuckling, "I guess you'll find out soon."
In his eyes, Na'er had only attended this convention as a prank, and she'd chosen him for fun, so he didn't take this seriously at all. In any case, he was quite relieved that Na'er hadn't chosen anyone else.
He cast his gaze toward the distance, focusing his attention on the only woman who hadn't removed her veil. Even though she still hadn't revealed her features, many people had already deduced her identity. After all, she was one of the current Shrek’s Seven Monsters. In fact, she was their true leader!
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. Her refusal to remove her veil was a clear indication of her attitude.
His eyes glazed over slightly as this realization dawned on him. Could it be that his Sea God Fate Match-making Convention was destined to be a final conclusion rather than a new beginning? He didn't want to accept this result!
At this moment, Lan Muzi continued, "Who would've thought that Junior Disciple Na'er would choose Wulin? You're a lucky man, Wulin!"
Tang Yinmeng smiled, and said, "Alright, let's continue with our current segment. From here onward, we'll be drawing numbers. At the same time, prior to making your choices, all of the female participants can state a question or a request for the man of their desires, then make their decisions based on the responses. Did you forget about this detail, Junior Disciple Sister Na'er?"
Na'er merely waved a hand, and smiled as she said, "I don't need to ask him anything. There's no one in this world who knows him better than I do."
Thus, the horrendous dog abuse continued. All of the single dogs immediately filled their rage meters in a split second. Even for a man as calm and steadfast as Tang Wulin, he was still growing rather anxious at the sight of the countless pairs of antagonistic eyes directed toward him.
Is this little rascal trying to get her big brother killed?
"Alright, then let's move on to the next one. The first female participant that we've drawn is... Junior Disciple Sister Ye Xinglan."
Ye Xinglan had been appraising everything in silence, and she couldn't help but furrow her brows slightly at the sight of Na'er choosing Tang Wulin. As a close friend and teammate of Tang Wulin's, she was naturally aware that they were siblings, so she had to be doing this to scare off all of the other women with their eyes set on him! But Gu Yue was also aware of their relationship, and Ye Xinglan was very curious about what Gu Yue was thinking at this moment.
Just as these thoughts were circulating through her mind, she was startled to find that her name had been called. After a brief stunned stupor, she activated her soul power, and the lotus leaf beneath her feet drifted forward.
"Junior Disciple Sister Ye Xinglan, you can choose the man of your desires now, and state any question or request you have for him."
Ye Xinglan's eyes were slightly glazed over. Among all of the male participants, the fattest of them all had his chin buried deep into his chest, and his body was trembling ever so slightly. He didn't dare to watch.
He had actually been in this state ever since he'd delivered his confession. His heart was filled with fear, and he was petrified that after what he'd said, he wouldn't even be able to be friends with her anymore.
However, he still confessed in the end as he didn't know whether he'd be able to muster up his courage again to deliver this confession in the future. He knew that there were many people who liked Ye Xinglan. She had immense power and had beauty to match. She was one of the most outstanding inner court female disciples.
They were all 18 years old at this point, and he was really afraid that she would fall in love with someone else before he made his feelings known to her.
She was also looking at him, and in her memories, he was always this chubby little boy who was constantly following her around. He was a little snot-nosed boy who was always calling her Sister Xinglan.
He was also the rotund companion who was always with her, and he remained firmly by her side through thick and thin.
She was used to having him by her side, and she was accustomed to seeing his bashful smile, as well as eating all of the steamed buns that he made.
"Junior Disciple Sister Xinglan, do you have a question to ask? Your question can be directed toward one or more male participants, and you can make your decision after hearing their responses," Tang Yinmeng reminded.
Ye Xinglan gently shook her head. "I have no questions."
"Then please make your choice."
Her lotus leaf sped up, and specks of starlight revolved around her body. Her lotus leaf was traveling far faster than Na'er's had, and she'd arrived among the male participants in the blink of an eye.
She wasn't as beautiful as Na'er, but she was still one of the brightest jewels of the inner court, and all of the male participants looked on with bated breath.
Xu Lizhi reflexively raised his head, wanting to see just who the woman that he'd crushed on for so long was going to choose.
He was then greeted by the sight of her quickly drifting toward him. Her expression remained quite calm, but there seemed to be some emotions shimmering with her eyes.
Is she... going to choose someone beside me?
Tears began to well up in Xu Lizhi's eyes as this thought occurred to him.
Is she finally going to leave me after all? He had always known that this day would come, but he discovered that he was still unable to accept this.
"Why're you crying, you good-for-nothing?" A slender hand reached over and gently wiped away the tears flowing down his face.
"I don't want to let you go?" Xu Lizhi broke down into loud sobs. In that instant, he was truly on the verge of complete emotional breakdown.
Even as the tears were being wiped away, more and more of them flowed from his eyes to take their place.
"You don't have to let me go, dummy; I'm right beside you, aren't I? Are you crying because you don't want to let go of all your flabs? I think you promised that you were willing to lose weight for me." Ye Xinglan didn't know whether she should laugh or cry as she appraised the sobbing fatty before her.
"Huh?" Xu Lizhi was suddenly rooted to the spot, and his tears suddenly ceased as if the floodgates had abruptly swung shut. He stared at Ye Xinglan in a flabbergasted manner before rubbing his eyes in a vehement manner.Previous Chapter Next Chapter