For some reason, after that battle, Long Yue had also developed a certain special type of feeling in his heart toward the overbearing Xu Mi'er. She was the first person around his age that he'd met that was even more aggressive than he was, and the fact that she was a woman made that all the more remarkable.
Tang Yinmeng smiled, and said, "Congratulations, Mi'er; you finally found your Mr. Right! The next female participant to be drawn is... Wu Siduo."
Wu Siduo's lotus leaf slowly drifted forward, and she wore a complex expression on her face.
She cast her gaze toward all of the male participants up ahead, then glanced at the exquisite beauty standing beside Tang Wulin, and she gritted her teeth as she spurred her lotus leaf onward, heading directly toward Tang Wulin.
She raised no questions and didn't state any requests; all she did was glide straight over to Tang Wulin's side.
Tang Wulin turned to her with a surprised look in his eyes. "You..."
Wu Siduo looked up at him, and asked, "What about me?"
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "Why did you choose me?"
"Why can't I choose you?"
Tang Wulin had no response to this. After all, the female participants had the initiative during this segment.
Wu Siduo lowered her head and seemingly fell into deep thought.
It was undoubtedly the case that Wu Widuo was quite exceptional in all departments among all of the female participants, but unfortunately for her, Na'er had chosen Tang Wulin before her. Compared to Na'er, she clearly paled into insignificance. Even so, she was still brave enough to choose Tang Wulin even after Na'er had already chosen him, and that was already a great sign of her courage.
Most of the remaining women had either questions or requests for their male counterparts, and following the epic battle between Xu Mi'er and Long Yue, the progression of the fourth segment had clearly accelerated.
However, some of the older women didn't make any choices, so they essentially withdrew from this segment. Of course, they could quite leave yet as there was still one final segment that could require their presence, even if they hadn't chosen anyone. Only during the final segment could the male participants seize back the initiative to express their love for the women of their desires.
It was finally the princess's turn to take the stage.
Dai Yun'er's lotus leaf slowly drifted forward, and her eyes remained firmly fixed on Tang Wulin the entire time as she called out, "Brother Three."
Tang Wulin looked back at her and was immediately struck by a sense of foreboding.
Sure enough, Dai Yun'er drifted directly over to him with tears shimmering in her eyes. "Brother Three, do you know how long I've been waiting and searching for you? They all said you're dead, that there's no way you could return from that small world, but I refused to believe them. I've been doing everything in power to search for you for more than three years, and only recently did I receive news from the Tang Sect that you were back, so I came here as quickly as I could to see you. I'm even willing to relinquish my status as princess for you; I simply can't forget everything that we've experienced in the Dragon Valley. What I want to ask you is, do you like me?"
"Er..." Tang Wulin was at a loss for how to respond.
He definitely felt a certain sense of affection toward her, but he certainly didn't see her as a romantic love interest. However, if he were to say that he liked her during this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, then the current context would immediately twist the meaning behind his words!
Dai Yun'er smiled, and said, "I knew you felt the same about me!"
As soon as her voice trailed off, her lotus leaf drifted directly toward him.
When did I say anything? Tang Wulin didn't know whether he should laugh or cry.
Both Tang Wulin's right and left sides had been taken by Na'er and Wu Siduo, so Dai Yun'er positioned herself directly in front of him before turning around in a graceful manner.
"I'll be the only person in your eyes now."
"Crack!" The sound of cracking knuckles rang out from beside him.
Tang Wulin turned to discover Long Yue glowering at him with killing intent in his eyes. His expression was a perfect mirror image of Tang Wulin's when he'd thought that Na'er was going to choose Long Yue.
"What're you doing? You've already got me, yet you're looking at someone else?" Xu Mi'er's cold voice sounded. A handheld cannon had already appeared in her grasp, and the end of its barrel was pressed directly into his waist.
Long Yue turned to her with an exasperated look on his face. "Why are you doing this?"
Xu Mi'er replied, "You tell me."
Thus, the situation became quite awkward, and Tang Wulin certainly wasn't enjoying himself, either! He had Dai Yun'er in front of him, Na'er on his left, and Wu Siduo on his right. Never did he think that he'd encounter such an awkward situation during this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention.
"Next up is Yuanen Yehui. It's your turn to choose, Junior Disciple Sister."
Xie Xie's entire body immediately tensed up at the mention of this name, and even Tang Wulin was becoming rather nervous for him. He was a lot taller than Dai Yun'er, so even with her standing directly in front of him, she couldn't actually impede his field of view.
It was Yuanen's turn. Tang Wulin had been gone for over three years, so he had no idea how the relationship between Xie Xie and Yuanen had progressed. However, he could tell from Xie Xie's confession earlier that they still weren't a couple yet. If he still couldn't win Yuanen's heart during this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, then...
Following Yue Zhengyu's tragic precedent, Tang Wulin was feeling rather pessimistic about Xie Xie's chances. In particular, he had no idea how Yuanen felt about Xie Xie, so his chances had most likely been rather slim to begin with.
The lotus leaf beneath Yuanen Yehui's feet slowly glided forward. Her expression appeared to be quite calm, and her long red hair draped down her shoulders, giving her a unique sense of mystery and allure with the night scenery as her backdrop.
Xie Xie's throat and mouth had run completely dry. He had never been so nervous in his life. He had loved her for so long, and he'd finally confessed to her in front of all of these people. If she were to turn him down here, then everything would be over for him.
"I've told you this before." As soon as Yuanen began speaking, Xie Xie shuddered involuntarily.
"I told you a long time ago that if you want to be with me, then you'll have to beat me first. So come. If you can defeat me here, I'll choose you." Yuanen Yehui appraised Xie Xie with an intense gaze.
Xie Xie's entire body shuddered, and he took a deep breath until he felt as if his lungs were about to explode before he slowly exhaled.
So she's chosen this type of method to indirectly turn me down? A self-deprecating smile appeared on Xie Xie's face.
They were both extremely familiar with one another and each other's abilities. It was exactly because of this that he was aware of the disparity between Yuanen Yehui and himself. The gap between them had never shrunk, and despite how hard he'd been working during the past few years, all he could do was ensure that he didn't get left too far behind.
Is she going to humiliate me in front of all of these people so I completely give up on her? Then so be it!
In that instant, Xie Xie cast aside all shackles and inhibition. He was going to fight with everything he had regardless of the outcome. His body no longer trembled, and an extremely determined look appeared in his eyes. Even if he were going to be defeated, he wanted to be defeated by her.
He took a deep breath before answering in a loud voice, "Alright!"
His lotus leaf drifted forward, and his eyes were shimmering with his resolve.
Yuanen Yehui harrumphed coldly, and light flashed behind her as a pair of wings instantly spread open on her back. This was her Fallen Angel martial soul!
A series of soul rings emerged from beneath her feet, consisting of two purples and three blacks. During these past three years of cultivation, her soul rings had undergone drastic enhancements in the Spirit Pagoda.
Five soul rings also emerged beneath Xie Xie's feet, consisting of four purples and a black. In terms of soul ring configuration, he was still inferior to Yuanen Yehui.
Yuanen Yehui flapped her wings, and her body descended from the sky like a bolt of black lightning that was heading straight toward Xie Xie. Her second soul ring lit up, and her sword of darkness abruptly appeared in her grasp.
Golden light flashed, and Xie Xie's Light Dragon Dagger appeared in his hand. In the face of the oncoming Yuanen, his body merely swayed ever so slightly. It was a very subtle movement, but it struck the onlooker with an extremely strange sense of illusion, making them unable to ascertain his exact location.
Long Yue and Dai Yun'er were both looking on with rapt focus. Both Yuanen Yehui and Xie Xie had been their opponents in the past. During the past three years, Long Yue and Dai Yun'er had both grown significantly, so what about their past opponents? How much had they grown?
Tang Wulin was also looking on intently. He'd been unable to cultivate his soul power during the past three as he'd been burying skeletons in the dragon tomb, but he didn't regret his decision at all. Even so, he really wanted to know how much of a disparity there currently was between himself and his friends.
Yuanen Yehui's sword of darkness suddenly expanded, and dark purple light illuminated the surface of the lake.
Xie Xie's body sprang up into the air like a rising wyrm, and his body combined as one with his dagger as a faint dragon's roar rang out. His Light Dragon Dagger was held aloft above his head, and he had chosen to take on the sword of darkness in a direct clash.
"Ding!" A clear clang rang out as both figures separated at once. Yuanen Yehui flapped her wings and flew higher up into the air while Xie Xie flew back horizontally as a golden dragon.
Xie Xie had unleashed his fourth soul skill, Light Dragon, from the get-go, yet it had only been evenly matched with Yuanen Yehui's second soul skill.Previous Chapter Next Chapter