The Tyrant Dragon slowly lowered its head, carrying them back down to the surface of the lake. Silver light flashed from Gu Yue's body, and in the next instant, both she and Tang Wulin disappeared from the Sea God's Lake. She had teleported the two of them very far away, and no one was able to catch sight of them even on the shore of the lake.
Their Sea God fate had been sealed on the Sea God's Lake; this was undoubtedly going to be another heartwarming story from the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention that many people would be talking about for years to come.
The surface of the Sea God's Lake was still filled with dazzling light, but all of the light seemed to have dimmed in a figurative sense following their departure. It was as if the two main characters had left the stage.
Tang Wulin had never known that Gu Yue could be so passionate. Her entire body was burning up, and she seemed to be striving to melt into his chest.
She was taking the initiative to kiss him; it was a kiss tinged with salty tears, and her lips were soft and scorching hot, reflecting the indescribable emotions erupting in her heart.
Tang Wulin had also been repressing his love for her for many years. He held onto her with all his might, trying to fuse together with her so that they'd never be separated again.
He didn't know where he was; all he knew was that there were trees all around him. In his arms was the most important woman in his life, and their kiss stretched on for a very, very long time.
Both of them were very inexperienced, to the extent that they didn't know how to proceed. He merely had his arms wound tightly around her back and her backside, while she had her arms coiled around his neck in a vice-like grip.
After a long while, their lips finally parted after both of them had begun struggling to breathe and their lips had become slightly swollen. Even so, they refused to let go of one another as they panted heavily into each other's ears.
"If I told you that I didn't love you, you were really going to kill yourself, weren't you?" Gu Yue panted.
"Why would I kill myself? I was just going to scratch an itch on my head with my golden dragon claws," Tang Wulin replied with a faint smile.
Gu Yue raised her head to look up at him, and he took advantage of the opportunity to give her a light peck on the lips.
"You're a liar!" Gu Yue grumbled.
Tang Wulin smiled. "If lying is the way to your heart, then I'm willing to tell lies for the rest of my life. Gu Yue, I love you."
Gu Yue faltered slightly, and following that eruption of scorching emotions, her sense of logic returned to her as she gradually began to calm down. She buried her face into his shoulder again with a bitter look in her eyes. "You shouldn't have done this. Do you know what you're doing? You're playing with fire! I can't be with you. Our paths are destined to diverge toward different directions, so we can't be together."
Tang Wulin replied in a calm manner, "If everything was predestined from the very beginning, then why has all of this still happened? All of these events that have taken place in the past have already altered the course of destiny. This is our new destiny; no matter how difficult it's going to be or what we face in the future, I'll always be by your side to face everything together."
"You don't understand." Gu Yue closed her eyes with an agonized expression.
"I DO understand!" Tang Wulin countered in a resolute manner.
He didn't ask Gu Yue what she was worried about as he knew that she would tell him sooner or later if she were willing to do so. Even if she refused to tell him, he was still willing to face whatever trials and tribulations were thrown at them with her by his side.
Gu Yue gripped onto his shoulders, reluctant to part with his embrace.
"Wulin." She looked up at him with a serious expression.
Tang Wulin smiled, and encouraged, "Say what you want to say. I'm sure you already know my heart, and you should also know that I've always been a very determined person."
A wry smile appeared on Gu Yue's face. "If you were to discover, one day, that I'd become your enemy, what would you do?"
Tang Wulin replied, "If such a day comes and there's no way for us to stand on the same side, then I want you to kill me so I can live on in your heart. That way, we'll still be completely inseparable."His reply was very calm and placid, but tears flowed uncontrollably from Gu Yue's eyes again.
Tang Wulin wiped the tears from her cheeks and cupped her face gently with his hands. "What happened? Tell me, and I'll face everything with you together."
Gu Yue shook her head vigorously. "No, I can't tell you. If such a day really does come, then perhaps I really will kill you. Aren't you afraid of death even a little bit? Think about your family. Let me go. If I'm not by your side, then I can at least control everything, but if I stay with you, you're going to die because of me at some point."
Tang Wulin smiled. "So the core issue is that I'm still not powerful enough. Don't worry, Gu Yue, I'll work hard to become powerful and I'll protect you with everything I have. Tell me what's posing a threat to you? Who are they? We're in Shrek Academy! Is there someone on this continent that can stand against our entire academy?"
Gu Yue continued to shake her head with all her might. "No, it's not like that; you don't understand."
Gu Yue was clearly getting very worked up, and Tang Wulin hurriedly hugged her to his chest again. "It's ok, you don't have to tell me if you don't want to. You can reveal everything to me when you think the time is right. I'm sorry, Gu Yue, but I really, really love you; do you know that? Please don't leave me. No matter what hardships get thrown our way, I'll always be by your side."
Gu Yue didn't say anything else. She knew that nothing she said could make this man's resolve falter.
But what was she supposed to do? Could she really be with him just for her own temporary happiness?
They were no longer children anymore. They'd both grown up and become adults, and the relationship between them had also developed and matured.
Following this Sea God Fate Match-making Convention, if she were to continue to be with him, she knew that there was no way she'd be able to control herself; she'd only sink deeper and deeper.
The two of them continued to embrace one another tightly.
"Let's go to my place," Gu Yue whispered.
"Sure. I don't have anywhere to go anyway." Indeed, Tang Wulin had only just returned earlier the same day, so he didn't even have a place to live yet.
Silver light flashed again. She was unwilling to extricate herself from his arms, so she teleported both of them away again.
Tang Wulin was surprised to find that even though his spiritual power had reached the Spirit Abyss realm, Gu Yue still gave him an unfathomable feeling when she activated her soul power. Just what kind of level had her spiritual power reached?
The place that Gu Yue was living in was rather similar to Na'er's residence. It was a small wooden cabin on the Sea God's Island, as opposed to one of the inner court dorm rooms. This was a privilege that none of the normal inner court disciples were entitled to; she'd only been assigned this cabin as she was the leader of Shrek's Seven Monsters.
The natural energies on the Sea God's Island were far more abundant than in the outside world. Regardless of what kind of martial soul one had, they'd benefit immensely from cultivating here.
She lay down on her simple wooden bed that was only covered by a bedsheet, and continued to snuggle up in his arms. He held onto her, and in that moment, he had no intention of taking their relationship to the next level on a physical basis. He only had the purest love for her in his heart, and it was as if nothing else were important as long as he could keep holding her like this.
Before he knew it, her breathing had become slow and even, and she'd completely relaxed in his arms. Her furrowed brows had also relaxed, and she was sleeping in his arms like an infant.
He smiled as a sense of exhaustion also spread through his entire body. He hadn't had a chance to rest yet since his return, and at this present moment in time, he was feeling completely satisfied with the woman of his dreams in his arms.
He closed his eyes and also dozed off, entering a world that belonged to only him and her.
The Sea God's Lake was beautiful in a mysterious and intriguing way during early mornings. The entire surface of the lake was covered by a layer of watery mist, and she had been standing by the lake for a long time already.
Her shoulders were wet from the morning dew, but she made no effort to brush away the moisture that had gathered.
Her silver hair swayed gently in the light breeze, and she cast her gaze toward the morning mist in the distance, looking like a gorgeous elf.
Her large purple eyes reflected the rippling surface of the lake, and she wore a faint smile on her face.
Another figure silently strode over before stopping by her side. Her black hair was also swaying in the wind, and her face was flushed in a vibrant manner.
However, the smile on her face vanished as she caught sight of the silver-haired figure.
They stood side by side, casting their eyes out toward the clear lake.
"You won!" Na'er said in a relaxed voice.
"You seem to be quite happy about that." Gu Yue brows furrowed slightly.
Na'er chuckled, "I am! I actually really wanted you to win, and I knew that you'd win from the very beginning because I know him far too well. I was only ever an interlude in his life, and the confession I made to him is only something that will give me a suitable excuse to leave."
"He'll be very sad if you leave," Gu Yue said.
Na'er shook her head in a self-deprecating manner. "I lost, so I have to leave, but I knew that my loss was sealed from the very beginning, and I have no choice but to lose. Otherwise, he really will be killed, isn't that right?"
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