Tang Wulin slowly began to lose control over his body, and he finally began to panic as he found himself slowly inching toward Xu Xiaoyan. Regardless of how much of an iron will he had, there was simply no way to resist these compulsive urges.
"Why do you all look so scared? You should experience the wonders of youth! Just give in to your urges and free yourselves!"
A female voice responded to them as opposed to the voice of Old Demon Nightmare. It was a very enticing female voice that was tinged with a hint of seduction that wasn't very potent, but it was more than enough to set everyone off in their current states.
Tang Wulin's vision blurred, and all of a sudden, Xu Xiaoyan turned into Na'er in his eyes, then morphed into Gu Yue.
Tang Wulin told himself with all his might that the woman approaching was neither Gu Yue nor Na'er, but the effect of the pink mist was simply far too potent. It was ridding him of his sense of reason and stimulating his primal instincts. Even his mind was being clouded by this pink mist.
A series of hallucinations appeared in his mind alongside the memories of all of the good times he'd spent with Gu Yue.
Tang Wulin clenched his fists tightly and tried with all his might to struggle free from these hallucinations, but he only found himself sinking deeper.
Finally, a warm and moist hand grabbed onto his shoulder, and Tang Wulin felt as if his body were a volcano that was on the verge of eruption.
He reflexively turned around, and his eyes had become completely bloodshot.
However, right at this moment, all of the pink mist suddenly abated like the receding tide, following icy cold water rained down from the sky, completely soaking everyone as they screamed in unison.
In that instant, all of the desire in their hearts was instantly doused, and mental clarity returned to them.
Tang Wulin shuddered as he discovered that Xu Xiaoyan was right in front of him with one hand on his shoulder. He had also raised a hand, and if it weren't for that cold shower that had rained down from above, his hand would also be in contact with Xu Xiaoyan's body.
Everyone else was in a similar situation.
Yuanen Yehui had a foot on Xu Lizhi's back while the latter was panting heavily as he lay sprawled out on the ground.
Ye Xinglan had slightly more willpower, but even she had gotten onto her hands and knees, and was clearly about to pounce.
The two in the most awkward situation were Xie Xie and Yue Zhengyu. The two of them were caught in a tight embrace, and both of them stared at one another with wide eyes after being awakened by that cold shower.
"Eurgh..." Both of them turned away and feigned dry retching in unison before rushing back like lightning.
"D, did you do something to me?" they roared almost in complete synchronicity.
Thankfully, their clothes were still intact, so they clearly hadn't reached the next step.
A strong sense of horror welled up in everyone's hearts. They couldn't imagine what they would've done had that pink mist continued to remain in the cave.
Their actions would most definitely scar them for life, and they wouldn't be able to live with themselves. That would be the worst psychological torture imaginable.
"You should all be a bit more obedient now." Old Demon Nightmare's cackling voice rang out within the entire cave.
Massive soundwaves echoed and reverberated, and Tang Wulin and the others quickly fell unconscious from the sensory assault.
Ever since they'd come here, they'd encountered four demons, consisting of Scourge, Nightmare, Gluttony, and Hatred. All of them had countless torture methods up their sleeves and were extremely terrifying tormentors that the seven of them simply couldn't stand against.
These old demons had perfectly latched onto their innermost weaknesses and brutally tortured both their bodies and their minds.
When Tang Wulin awakened from his unconscious state, he discovered that he was still in the cave. There was also someone else in the cave with him leaning against a wall, but they were wearing a purple cloak, so it was impossible to identify them.
Tang Wulin took a deep breath and discovered that he had regained control over both his soul power and blood essence power. He reflexively sat up, and aside from being afflicted by a slight sense of dizziness, he seemed to be completely fine.
After taking a moment to compose himself, Tang Wulin carefully made his way over to the other person and carefully ducked his head so he could take a look under their hood.
The sight that he was greeted by immediately made his eyes widen with shock.
Beneath the hood was a set of delicate facial features. Her skin was fair and smooth, and she wasn't exactly an exquisite beauty, but she held an unrivaled position in Tang Wulin's heart.
As soon as he saw her, Tang Wulin's first reaction was that this couldn't be real. His entire body shuddered as he pinched the inside of his own leg very hard.
It hurt a lot!
Did that mean that he wasn't dreaming? That this was all real? He reached out and gently pinched her on the cheek.
"Hmm!" The young woman moaned as her long eyelashes fluttered, and she slowly opened her eyes.
Their eyes met, and an excited look immediately appeared on Tang Wulin's face. In contrast, she appeared to be completely lost and disoriented.
"Wh, where am I?" the young woman asked in a dazed voice.
A wry smile appeared on Tang Wulin's face. "This is the demonic island. Is, is that really you?"
The young woman hurriedly sat bolt upright, and only then did she return to her senses as she exclaimed, "Wh, why are you here? You..."
That's right, the young woman was none other than Gu Yue.
Tang Wulin stared blankly at her stunned expression, and he sighed, "Gu Yue, I've missed you so much!"
Gu Yue's breathing began to accelerate as she quickly rose to her feet. She inspected their surroundings, and murmured, "Wh, why are you here? I was clearly at the Spirit Pagoda..."
Tang Wulin shook his head. "Would you believe me if I told you that I don't know?"
Gu Yue pressed a hand over her chest and turned around so that her back was facing Tang Wulin. Her breathing continued to accelerate, and it seemed that she didn't want to face him.
"Why did you leave? Why can't we face everything together? Yes, I may not be powerful enough right now and perhaps I still can't completely protect you, but I'll be sure to do my best to become stronger. I'll definitely be able to protect you in the future, so don't leave me again, Gu Yue!"
Tang Wulin approached her from behind, and his hands were trembling slightly as she gently grabbed onto her arms before slowly turning her around.
"You don't understand; it's not that simple!" Gu Yue said in a trembling voice, "If there were any other alternatives, the last thing I wanted to do was leave you, but I can't stay by your side. This is for both your safety and your future."
Tang Wulin tightened his grip on her arms and forced her to look into his eyes. "Even if you're afraid that I can't handle whatever it is that you're facing, can you tell me what it is first? Do you think that I can love someone else aside from you in this world?"
Gu Yue replied in an indifferent voice, "There are so many outstanding women who love you; you can choose any of them."
"Do you really want to see that?" Tang Wulin asked in a serious voice.
Gu Yue turned her head away and didn't reply.
Tang Wulin took a deep breath. "Tell me. No matter what we're facing, you have to tell me the truth so we can think of a solution together. Perhaps I still don't have the power to protect you, and I can agree to temporarily separate with you for the sake of our future, but you have to tell me the reason; you have to show me some hope. I know you love me as well; our feelings for each other are genuine, and that's all that we need. I have confidence that I'll be able to protect you from anything in the future, so tell me the truth."Previous Chapter Next Chapter