Tang Wulin smiled in response. "Do you think I'm stupid or mentally disabled, General? You're talking to me about honor at a time like this? Don't be ridiculous. Put a parachute onto the aircraft, and I'll take Advisor Shen on a ride with me. When I feel it's safe to do so, I'll eject her out of the aircraft; I'm sure you'll be able to rescue her from there. That's enough chit-chat; your only choice now is to trust me. Otherwise, I'll take her down with me."
Shen Xing had been reduced to a trembling sobbing mess, and her legs didn't even feel like they belonged to her anymore, so he could only lean against Tang Wulin's body for support.
Shen Yue clenched her fists as she glowered at Tang Wulin. "You better pray that I don't get my hands on you someday."
Tang Wulin said in a calm voice, "I'll worry about that if and when that happens. All I care about is what happens now."
Shen Yue commanded, "Everyone, step aside and let them get onto the aircraft!"
Thus, Tang Wulin stepped onto the aircraft with Shen Xing right before everyone's eyes. Instead of immediately closing the aircraft canopy, he said in a calm manner, "Perhaps we can do this another way. I'll get Advisor Shen to fly me back to the demonic island, and she can then fly the aircraft back here. That way, you won't be losing anything. Oh, by the way, I heard that an autopilot system that can be controlled from a long distance away can be installed onto Skyglide 17 aircrafts; is there one on this aircraft? I don't want the aircraft flying back on its own. If such a system is installed on this aircraft, then I'd advise you to remove it. Otherwise, you know what'll happen."
Shen Yue suddenly felt as if she were dealing with a veteran war criminal rather than a young man; everything that he did was so well-thought-out. If it weren't for the fact that she wanted to tear him to pieces right now, she would be very impressed.
"There are no autopilot systems installed on the aircraft," she said in a cold voice.
"Good. If you really care about your sister, then I hope you didn't lie to me." The plane's ignition had already been turned on, and the canopy slowly closed to separate him and Shen Xing from the outside world.
He used his Bluesilver Emperor vines to bind her to the co-pilot's seat before pressing one button after another in an expert manner. The Skyglide 17 aircraft immediately began to accelerate before quickly taking off into the pitch-black night sky.
Shen Xing looked on in shock and horror as Tang Wulin operated the aircraft in an extremely well-rehearsed manner. In the instant that the aircraft left the Northsea Legion base, tears began to flow from her eyes again.
From the moment she left the legion base, her life was placed in the hands of this young man.
Only now did she catch a clear glimpse of Tang Wulin's appearance. From the side, she could see his long eyelashes, handsome face, and clear eyes.
Judging from his outward appearance alone, she would've never guessed that he could be such a brazen thug.
It had to be said that appearances were extremely important in this world; after catching a clear glimpse of Tang Wulin's appearance, Shen Xing suddenly discovered that the fury and horror in her heart had abated somewhat.
"Ar, are you going to kill me?" Shen Xing asked.
Tang Wulin smiled in response. "Aren't you not afraid to die?"
A furious look appeared in her eyes. "Kill me then! You won't live for much longer, either!"
Tang Wulin said, "I won't kill you unless your sister does something stupid; it's not like I have a personal vendetta against you or anything. Alright, sit tight now."
Under Tang Wulin's control, the Skyglide 17 aircraft quickly reached its maximum speed, and 30 kilometers was covered in the blink of an eye. The aircraft slowly descended, and they were about to enter the demonic island soon.
As expected, Shen Yue hadn't tried to attack or detain his aircraft out of fear for her sister's safety.
Tang Wulin pulled back the control shaft, and the aircraft rose up higher into the air, then completed a graceful somersault before flying back toward the Northsea Legion base.
"What are you doing? Didn't you say you were going to let me fly the aircraft back myself?" Shen Xing asked with an astonished look on her face.
Tang Wulin replied, "Well, I was lying. Haven't you heard the saying that all's fair in love and war? Some military advisor you are."
As he was speaking the aircraft had already sped back to near the legion base. Tang Wulin withdrew his Bluesilver Emperor vines, and said, "Fasten your seatbelt."
He had only asked for a parachute as he wanted to fool Shen Yue into thinking that he wasn't all that familiar with this aircraft.
Shen Xing had already realized what he was planning at this point, and she hurriedly fastened her seatbelt as she was told.
Tang Wulin smiled, and said, "I hope we meet again someday." He raised a hand and gave Shen Xing's lower abdomen a quick pat. Shen Xing felt a surge of warmth flow through her entire body, and her sealed soul power returned to her. In the next instant, Tang Wulin had already pressed a button and ejected her out of the aircraft.
"You won't get away with this, you bastard!" Shen Xing screamed as she was launched into the air.
Tang Wulin merely smiled as the sound of threats vanished into the distance. The Skyglide 17 aircraft then instantly accelerated and headed straight back toward the demonic island.
The aircraft passed through the invisible barrier, and slowly descended onto the island. This was already the third aircraft that Tang Wulin had stolen back to this place. However, on this occasion, it was a complete aircraft as opposed to a convertible one.
After the plane landed on the ground, Tang Wulin was surprised to find that aside from Old Demon Nightmare and Old Demon Scourge, there was another tall and broad old man waiting for him.
In the face of Shen Yue and the Northsea Legion, Tang Wulin was able to control the entire situation, but after seeing the expressions on the faces of the three old demons after disembarking from the plane, a sense of foreboding immediately welled up in his heart.
"Clap, clap, clap!" Old Demon Scourge applauded, "Well done, you did it!"
Tang Wulin cast his gaze toward Old Demon Nightmare. "I did what you asked, so it's time you released my friends, isn't it?"
Old Demon Nightmare shrugged in response. "No problem. I'm a man of my word, and I'll release your friends."
Tang Wulin faltered slightly upon hearing this. He didn't think that Old Demon Nightmare would suddenly be so easy-going. He asked in an urgent voice, "Where are they?"
Old Demon Nightmare chuckled, "Well, while it's true that I did release them, I released them to Gluttony. Oh, by the way, this is Old Demon Gluttony. He's been itching to get in on the action after watching me torture all of you for so long. From now on, your friends are his playthings."
"You!" Tang Wulin glowered at Old Demon Nightmare in an infuriated manner.
Old Demon Gluttony said in a raspy voice, "Don't worry, I'm not as cruel as him. At the very least, I wouldn't stoop to using things like aphrodisiacs. I won't ask you to do much, either; as long as you can accomplish the task I set for you, I'll release them."
After a brief surge of rage, Tang Wulin quickly calmed himself down. He had already guessed that these old demons wouldn't have released his friends so easily, and he had to keep his cool in this situation.
He turned to Old Demon Gluttony with a cold expression. "What do you want me to do?"
A fanatic gleam suddenly appeared in Old Demon Gluttony's eyes. "It's nothing much; I only have one hobby in life, and that's to eat. That's why they call me Old Demon Gluttony. As long as you can eat all of the food I provide to you, I'll release them."
Eat? A peculiar look instantly appeared on Tang Wulin's face. Was there a simpler task in this world for him? If he were asked what his forte was, the first thing Tang Wulin would think of would be his ability to eat.
As for his refinement, he was indeed supremely talented, but he was still only a sixth-rank blacksmith, so all seventh-rank blacksmiths and above were superior to him in that field. In contrast, Tang Wulin didn't think that there was any human being on the entire Douluo Continent that could match him in an eating contest.
"Alright, what do I have to eat?" Tang Wulin asked.
Old Demon Gluttony stepped forward before laying a hand on Tang Wulin's shoulder, and both of them disappeared in a flash.
Following their departure, Old Demon Scourge turned to Old Demon Nightmare, and said, "Nightmare, I think this kid set a new record! He's successfully crossed the ocean, infiltrated the Northsea Legion base, and stolen back an aircraft in just three months and six days!"
Old Demon Nightmare nodded and counted on his fingers. "I think you're right; he's the fastest to have done all of this in over 1,500 years. That fat kid also managed to cross the sea, but he got killed as soon as he tried to infiltrate the base. Looks like this mission really is impossible for him, so I'll have to give him a new one. But then again, that's only to be expected. That Tang Wulin really is fit to be the captain of this team."
Old Demon Scourge mused, "We have to think of better ways to torture him. He's so exceptional in every department; I love little freaks like him! We have to find his weakness and really exploit it!"
Old Demon Nightmare harrumphed coldly, "You're the most inhumane out of all of us."
Old Demon Scourge countered, "You say that like you're a philanthropist."
"Scourge, how long do you think it'll take for him to pass Gluttony's test?" Old Demon Nightmare asked.
Old Demon Scourge suddenly shuddered. "That bastard is way too disgusting; please don't talk about him."
Tang Wulin's entire world blurred, and when it became clear again, he found himself situated in a forest. Of course, this was a forest that was filled with vitality in the valley.Previous Chapter Next Chapter