Chapter 838: Outlandish Friends

Tang Wulin stared at the image of Xu Lizhi in a dumbstruck manner. He didn't think that Lizhi was an idealist! 

The fake Ye Xinglan harrumphed coldly, "We may not even be able to leave this place alive, so why are you thinking so much? Are you unable to engage physically?"

Xu Lizhi abruptly raised his head as a sharp look appeared in his eyes. "You're not Sister Xinglan! Sister Xinglan has always protected me ever since we were kids; she would never say something like that to hurt my self-esteem! You're not her!"

He sprang to his feet as he spoke, but he didn't immediately spring into action. Instead, he stared at the nude Ye Xinglan in a dazed manner, and murmured to himself, "Is this what Sister Xinglan looks like without clothes on?"

Only then did he gulp before slapping the fake Ye Xinglan out of existence.

Tang Wulin glanced at Old Demon Desire to find that her expression had darkened significantly.

He then turned to appraise the image that was depicting Ye Xinglan.

As expected, Ye Xinglan had exemplary willpower, and she also knew Xu Lizhi extremely well.

At this point, her sword had already pierced through Xu Lizhi's chest, and she said in a cold voice, "Lizhi is so pure and timid; how would he dare to do something like this to me? He wouldn't engage in physical relations with me just because we might not be able to get out of here alive."

Five out of seven people had passed Old Demon Desire's trial! She placed her hands on her hips with an enraged look on her face.

Tang Wulin then turned to examine the image that was depicting Xu Xiaoyan.

Xu Xiaoyan seemed to have completely lost herself in Yue Zhengyu's embrace already.

Yue Zhengyu said in a gentle voice, "I love you, Xiaoyao. I'm not sure if I can leave this place with you alive, but I'm truly willing to give every part of myself to you. I'm not a playboy; you're the only woman in my heart. Will you become my first woman?"

Xu Xiaoyan shuddered slightly, and replied, "I'm willing, but I'm still scared and not mentally prepared. Can you give me some time, Zhengyu?"

Yue Zhengyu said in a gentle voice, "What do you need to think about? I'm willing to sacrifice everything for you, and I've even used my Sacrifice ability to save your life; isn't that enough proof of my love for you? For your sake, I'd gladly lay down my life. Xiaoyan, I love you."

Yue Zhengyu leaned down to kiss Xu Xiaoyan as he spoke.

All of a sudden, a cold look flashed through Xu Xiaoyan's eyes, and starlight flashed, upon which the fake Yue Zhengyu was completely immobilized.

"You're not Zhengyu! Zhengyu wouldn't try to coerce me like this! Who are you?" Xu Xiaoyan interrogated in an enraged manner.

The fake Yue Zhengyu was just about to reply, but Xu Xiaoyan had already slapped him into oblivion.

Tang Wulin wore a rather peculiar look in his eyes as he turned toward Old Demon Desire. "You failed because you don't have a deep enough understanding of all of us."

Old Demon Desire was breathing quite quickly as she countered, "No, it's not because of that; it's just that I've been thrown off my game by the first few failures, and I became too impatient. Damn it! How could I have allowed myself to make such an elementary mistake? Thankfully, there was at least one successful case!"

She suddenly smiled as she spoke, and her smile was very beautiful, but Tang Wulin's heart immediately sank at the sight of it.

In the final image, Yue Zhengyu was already on top of Xu Xiaoyan.

The image became rather blurry so Tang Wulin couldn't see what happened next, but he could still hear their voices.

Six out of the seven of them hadn't succumbed to their desires; this was undoubtedly a splendid result. However, the fact that one of them had fallen still struck Tang Wulin with a strong sense of foreboding.

Old Demon Desire turned to Tang Wulin with a smug expression. "You're really curious about what happens after someone fails my trial, right?"

Tang Wulin's heart tightened as he turned to her with an enraged expression. "What are you going to do?"

Old Demon Desire chuckled, "You'll know soon enough; just keep watching."

After a long while, Yue Zhengyu let loose a blissful moan, and sighed, "I love you, Xiaoyan. I'll take responsibility for you, and I'll follow you to the ends of this world."

"Are you really willing to take responsibility for me?"

The image became clear again, and both Yue Zhengyu and Xu Xiaoyan had already put on their clothes. When Xu Xiaoyan asked that question, her voice was already beginning to change, and her original enticing voice had turned harsh and raspy like the unpleasant cries of a crow.

Right before Yue Zhengyu's astonished eyes, Xu Xiaoyan's body slowly became transparent before she transformed into an old woman.

The old woman cackled, "Young bodies really are the best! I'm Old Demon Desire; welcome to my trial of love and boundless desire. Do you still love me?"

Yue Zhengyu stared at the old woman with a horrified expression, and his complexion alternated between red and purple. All of a sudden, he threw up a mouthful of blood and collapsed to the ground.

"Snap!" Old Demon Desire snapped her fingers, and said, "That's the effect I was looking for!"

Tang Wulin turned to her with a furious expression. "You..."

Old Demon Desire turned to him with a smile on her face. "There are no limits to human desires. It's not a bad thing to have desires, but one must constantly exercise restraint. Even when satisfying one's desires, one must make sure to retain a shred of mental clarity. This is what he gets for not being able to control himself. You were lucky you had that pendant. Otherwise, you'd be in the same situation as him right now."

Pink light flashed as her voice trailed off, and she abruptly vanished along with the six light screens.

Old Demon Desire was the fifth demon.

Tang Wulin couldn't help but shudder as he thought of the ordeal that Yue Zhengyu had just suffered. Unbeknownst to him, he had just made love to an old demon, rather than the woman that he loved. This was undoubtedly going to deal him a major blow. If he were in Yue Zhengyu's shoes, he would also find it very difficult to get over this.

Could Yue Zhengyu be blamed for not having enough willpower? Tang Wulin didn't believe that to be the case because he hadn't been able to hold himself back, either. One could only say that Yue Zhengyu loved without any inhibitions. Yuanen Yehui, Xie Xie, Xu Lizhi, and Ye Xinglan were only able to pass this trial due to the special dynamics in their relationships, and Xu Xiaoyan had simply been lucky as Old Demon Desire had become too impatient when dealing with her. Only then had she been able to spot a fallacy in the fake Yue Zhengyu's character.

However, Yue Zhengyu was not so lucky, and this was definitely going to be a very traumatizing experience for him. Tang Wulin didn't even know how he was going to be able to face Xu Xiaoyan in the future. At the very least, if he were in Yue Zhengyu's shoes, he wouldn't know how to live with himself. This was truly an arduous trial of love! 

Zhengyu, you have to stay strong! 

It was undoubtedly the case that Old Demon Desire wouldn't allow him to meet Yue Zhengyu and tell him the truth. The reality was that he hadn't done anything other than essentially relieve himself to an illusion of Xu Xiaoyan, but feelings were all so realistic. Tang Wulin could still clearly recall how much it had hurt when he'd pinched himself on the inside of his own leg.

Everything around him warped once again, and Tang Wulin returned to the valley that they'd first arrived at.

He looked around to find that he was the only one here. He naturally didn't think that the old demons would let him off the hook like this, so what was next?

Right at this moment, a loud string of thuds rang out as if there were a giant beast making its way toward him.

"You've passed, young man." A deep voice rang out, immediately following which a massive old man emerged from the forest.

Massive was truly an adjective that applied to him. This old man was over three meters tall and extremely rotund. His skin was heavily wrinkled with age, but he still looked slightly younger than all of the other old demons, with the exception of the youthful version of Old Demon Desire.

He'd passed? What did that mean?

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