The Sea God's Island was gone, and the Sea God's Lake had run dry. Tang Wulin could see nothing but inky-blackness in all directions. It was as if the entire world had been plunged into an abyss without any light.
Was this Shrek Academy? Was this Shrek City? Why was it that there was only darkness in all directions as far as the eyes could see?
Shrek’s Seven Monsters struggled to their feet, and all of them wore completely dazed and stiff expressions. They'd regained the ability to speak at this point, but none of them were able to say anything.
Their beloved Shrek Academy had been wiped off the face of the entire continent, just like that.
The entire process had only spanned around a quarter of an hour, and the almighty Shrek Academy that had stood at the pinnacle of the continent for 20,000 years now ceased to exist. Not even a single trace of its students and teachers remained, and it seemed that the only ones who had survived were the seven of them and the unconscious Holy Spirit Douluo Yali.
Scarlet Dragon Douluo Zhuo Shi, Blazing Dragon Douluo Feng Wuyu, Silver Moon Douluo Elder Cai, Light Dark Douluo Long Yeyue and countless other powerful beings of Shrek Academy had all completely vanished during that doomsday-like disaster.
They were all only around 20 years old, and even though they'd endured many trials and tribulations, this was still far too much for them to handle.
The academy that they relied on and took immense pride in had suddenly vanished. They were Shrek’s Seven Monsters, representing the future hope of Shrek Academy, but the academy didn't even exist anymore.
This wasn't a war; it was a catastrophic disaster! Shrek Academy was gone, as was the Tang Sect headquarters.
Comparatively, the Tang Sect was in a slightly better situation. At the very least, they had branches in other cities, but there was only one Shrek Academy! This was the most lavish and populous city on the entire continent, a city that over 10,000,000 people called home, yet it had been destroyed along with all of its residents.
It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that this was the biggest disaster that had ever befallen the human race, a disaster of unprecedented proportions.
Right at this moment, light flashed from above their heads again, and they reflexively looked up into the night sky.
Traces of despair appeared in all of their eyes. A dazzling streak of light was hurtling toward them like a shooting star, and it was another soul missile. Prior to even reaching them, the terrifying aura emanating from the missile was already striking them with a sense of asphyxiation, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom weighed down upon them.
They were going to leave no one alive!
The exact same thought appeared in their minds. Regardless of where these soul missiles were coming from, one thing was for certain; their enemies didn't intend to allow any of them to escape with their lives.
Only by killing everyone could they eliminate the possibility of a resurgence from Shrek Academy.
Could they evade or try to escape? There was no way for them to do so. In the aftermath of the terrifying explosions, they were situated in a gargantuan crater that was over 10,000 feet deep. The missile was already upon them, and it was at least an eighth-grade soul missile. At their cultivation ranks, there was no way that they'd be able to escape from this dire situation.
They had lost the backing and protection of the academy; all they could do was use their bodies to withstand this fearsome attack.
Tang Wulin was the first one to return to his senses. He didn't hesitate even in the slightest before stepping forward and abruptly springing up into the air.
His strength had already reached an insane level, and even without any physical enhancements, he was able to leap more than 30 feet into the air. At the same time, a series of massive vines began to erupt from his body. Goldsong was also released, and it rammed its body violently into the ground, propelling Tang Wulin over 500 meters into the air.
He couldn't fly, so this was the only way for him to rise to such a high altitude.
He spread his arms open and met the oncoming soul bomb head-on. He didn't know how much of its power he could withstand; all he hoped for was that he would be able to increase his friends' chances of survival, even if it were by just a little.
In that instant, he was freed from all worries and inhibitions, and he could only cling on to the extremely unlikely hope that his friends would be able to survive.
Dazzling golden light flashed, and golden dragon scales appeared all over his body. Immediately thereafter, he suddenly accelerated once again in mid-air. He had unleashed his Golden Dragon Takes Flight, which raised his altitude by around 50 meters, and the soul bomb was extremely close to him now.
Tang Wulin could even see the violent light flashing from the complex patterns on the surface of the missile. In that moment, there was no fear in his heart. The only feeling that he was experiencing was longing. He longed to see his parents again, to see Na'er, and to see the woman that lay in the deepest corner of his heart.
Farewell, Gu Yue. All is well as long as you're alive and well. Please forget about me; I won't be able to fulfill my promise to you.
He closed his eyes and tears streamed down his face as he spread open his arms. Nothing seemed to be important anymore. In his eyes, it was as if Gu Yue had appeared before him, and all he wanted to do was to envelop her in a tight embrace.
Tang Wulin was satisfied and fulfilled. He had cast aside all of his burdens and inhibitions, and he was going to leave this world with a sense of longing in his heart.
At this moment, the other members of Shrek’s Seven Monsters finally realized what he was doing, but it was already too late to stop him.
Their eyes were filled with despair, and Ye Xinglan was the only one who sprang into action. She blasted a large crater into the ground with her sword, then quickly pushed her friends into the crater before dragging the unconscious Holy Spirit Douluo into it as well.
Tang Wulin was giving up his life so they had a slightly better chance to survive; how could she let his efforts go to waste?
This was not the time to be crippled by grief. As long as they could survive, the legacy of Shrek Academy would live on.
A cool and refreshing sensation suddenly permeated throughout Tang Wulin's chest. He smiled, and in that moment, he felt as if she were truly in his arms.
Her body was scorching hot and emitting the familiar fragrance that he couldn't get enough of. Her breathing was rather hurried, just like it had been as she was lying in his arms that night following the Sea God Fate Match-making Convention.
"Gu Yue, I love you," Tang Wulin murmured. With such a realistic illusion accompanying him in his final moments, what else could he ask for?
"I love you, too, you idiot." A familiar voice that was filled with complex emotions sounded beside his ears.
Tang Wulin's eyes abruptly sprang open with astonishment.
There truly was someone in his arms, and after he opened his eyes, he was immediately greeted by the sight of a set of gorgeous facial features.
"Na'er?" Tang Wulin was completely dazed. The woman in his arms was so familiar, but she seemed to have grown up all of a sudden.
"No, idiot, I'm your Gu Yue." She pressed her lips gently against his, and in that instant, a vast expanse of light engulfed their bodies.
The last thing that Tang Wulin saw was a pair of massive silver wings spread open on "Na'er's" back. The wings then folded around the two of them to form a protective barrier while a terrifying explosion erupted. However, aside from some slight tremors, Tang Wulin could only feel a warm and familiar embrace.
Within the crater, everyone looked up, and were greeted by the sight of a vast expanse of silver light that formed a barrier in mid-air. Amid the violent explosion, they could see a silver figure appear out of thin air before embracing Tang Wulin and shielding him from the force of the explosion with her back.
The massive explosion lasted for several dozens of seconds before it subsided. The entire ground sank down a further three feet while destructive energy storms wreaked havoc in all directions.Previous Chapter Next Chapter