Everyone also entered meditative states to rest. They had reaped far more bountiful rewards from this trip to the Ice Fire Yin Yang Well than they could've imagined, and this was building up a strong foundation for their futures.
Xu Lizhi awakened before Gu Yuena did, and he simply couldn't stop smiling at the sight of the red soul rings around his body. He then summoned the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb, and the two familiarized themselves with one another, but when asked about what soul skill the Chaotic Element Immortal Herb had bestowed upon him, Xu Lizhi merely smiled and refused to spill the beans.
All he was willing to disclose was that it would definitely give everyone a massively pleasant surprise.
The soul skill formed by a 100,000-year-old soul ring may not necessarily defy the natural order, but it would definitely be enough to raise the overall power of their group to a higher level.
Just as Xu Lizhi was prancing around in an excited manner, Tang Wulin opened his eyes. He had constantly been concerned about Gu Yue's condition, so he hadn't been able to enter a state of deep meditation. As such, he immediately awakened as soon as he sensed some energy fluctuations emanating from Gu Yue's body.
Almost as soon as he opened his eyes, Gu Yuena awakened as well.
Her large purple eyes were still just as pure as ever, and her long eyelashes brushed against her cheeks as she spoke. Her silver hair trailed down the sides of her face, giving off a rather aloof and forbidding demeanor.
After absorbing the essence of the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum, her aura had become slightly more powerful.
"Gu Yue," Tang Wulin called out in a faint voice. Was his Gu Yue back?
"Yes," Gu Yue replied in a gentle manner.
All of his friends had fallen silent in the distance, and they had all turned their attention to the interaction between the two of them.
"Thud!" Everyone fell over in unison.
Tang Wulin's expression also stiffened as he stared at Gu Yuena in a flabbergasted manner, but for some reason, he was struck by a sense of relief when he heard her refer to him as father. Perhaps this was because the Gu Yuena was fully dependent on him in her amnesiac state and would never leave him.
Gu Yuena gave him a sweet smile before throwing her arms around his neck and diving into his arms.
Tang Wulin also hurriedly wound his arms around her, and the satisfaction of holding her in his arms made him feel as if the mouthful of blood that he'd just expelled had been instantly replenished.
"This is for you, Gu Yue." Tang Wulin pulled out the jade box that he'd just stowed away before placing it in Gu Yuena's hand.
"What's this?" Gu Yuena asked.
Tang Wulin replied with a smile, "There's a flower in the box. If you ever suffer a grievous wound and I'm not by your side at the time, eat the flower, and you'll recover."
"Oh, I see. Father, I love flowers!" Gu Yuena said in a joyful manner before stowing the jade box away.
Tang Wulin also smiled, and he couldn't help but plant a gentle kiss on her delicate cheek.
Gu Yue's body shuddered ever so slightly, but a smile then quickly appeared on her face, and she blushed slightly as she said, "Thank you, Father."
"Ahem, it's about time we left, isn't it? Stop abusing dogs here; don't forget that there's a single man present," Zang Xin sighed in a resigned manner.
Only then did Tang Wulin realize that all of his friends were waiting for them, and he hurriedly rose to his feet while holding Gu Yuena's hand with an awkward look on his face. "Let's go."
Everyone released their suits of battle armor again before flapping their wings and rising up into the air.
Just as Zang Xin was about to release a protective barrier to ward off the Rainbow Miasma, the Beautiful Silk Tulip's voice suddenly sounded in Tang Wulin's mind.
"There's no need for that!"
A layer of pink light abruptly radiated from Tang Wulin's body, and it instantly enshrouded everyone within while emanating a faint fragrance.
Everyone had witnessed the terrifying corrosive properties of the Rainbow Miasma, but it was dispelled like snow melting under the scorching sun by the pink light, and it almost looked as if the Rainbow Miasma were being rapidly eroded by the pink light instead.
As expected of the plant monarch who was able to resist all poisons! For the first time, Tang Wulin was struck by the feeling that he'd made a decent choice, after all.
Unbeknownst to the Beautiful Silk Tulip, Tang Wulin had chosen it to be his soul spirit so quickly purely because none of his friends wanted it! As the captain, he was trying to take one for the team and accept the leftovers that no one was interested in taking. If the Beautiful Silk Tulip were to be made aware of this, it would most likely throw up a mouthful of blood in a fit of rage.
10 days later.
Tang Wulin and Gu Yue sped toward the west on his Tang Sect battle vehicle.
The two of them were the only ones in the car, and Gu Yuena was looking at the scenery outside the window with a joyful smile on her face as if they were taking a vacation.
A few days ago, Tang Wulin had taken Gu Yuena to visit Holy Spirit Douluo Yali, but Yali was also unsure of why she hadn't recovered even after consuming the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum.
However, what she did tell him was that this definitely wasn't due to the fact that the medicinal effect of the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum wasn't potent enough. The effect of a 100,000-year-old Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum would be hundreds of times more potent than its 10,000-year-old counterpart, and even consuming just one flower petal should've been enough to cure Gu Yue. The only explanation was that it was rather difficult to open up Gu Yue's cranial nerves, but as the medicinal effect of the Singular Velvet Sky Chrysanthemum continued to act on her body, she should be able to recover very soon.
At this point, Tang Wulin and Gu Yuena had been driving for five days, and they were going to reach the capital of the Douluo Continent Federation, Bright City, in three more days. However, their destination wasn't Bright City. Instead, they were traveling to the westernmost part of the continent.
Amorous Douluo Zang Xin had met Divine Blacksmith Zhen Hua already, and only after an in-depth discussion did they provide a specific set of arrangements for Tang Wulin and his friends.
The situation on the continent had temporarily stabilized, but these were still most definitely tumultuous times. At the same time, the Tang Sect was being oppressed from all sides, and the underlying supporters of the Shrek Academy were also being severely oppressed.
There were too many enemies that were targeting them, and they didn't even know where to begin. Under these circumstances, even if the two palace masters were to get directly involved, they still wouldn't be able to do much.
As such, the only thing they could do now was to bide their time, at least until after everything blew over.
As such, after holding a discussion with Zang Xin, Zhen Hua, and Mu Ye, Tang Wulin and all of his friends devised a course of action. They were definitely going to join the military, but they couldn't do so together as a group of eight people would be far too eye-catching, and it would be detrimental to their development in the military.
At the same time, after some careful consideration, Zang Xin decided to get Tang Wulin and his friends to join the military with their original identities. Only then would they be able to directly represent Shrek Academy after they built up a sufficient level of influence in the military. If they were to join the military in disguise, then even if they were to build up a lot of power and influence in the future, everything would be plunged into uncertainty if they were to reveal their true identities. No one would know what to believe, and their enemies could target that uncertainty to sweep their reputations to the ground.
However, joining the military with their original identities naturally made things a lot more dangerous. In particular, they'd be in grave danger if they were to be discovered by an Evil Soul Master. Under such a hypothetical situation, they'd most likely be hunted down and killed at all costs.
As such, they had to join the military at places that could be controlled or places that were extremely obscured.
All of them had been split up as it was far easier to hide one person in an army than it was to hide seven of them at once.
As such, they were all distributed to different military regions after the Tang Sect made use of their hidden contacts to arrange places for them. All of them were to use their original identities, but on the surface, all of them had ties with the Tang Sect and Divine Blacksmith Zhen Hua, and even some of Shrek Academy's hidden connections had been contacted to protect them.
Holy Spirit Douluo Yali wasn't interested in all of this, but she was very familiar with the power that Shrek Academy controlled. There were some loyal supporters of Shrek Academy in the military, just like how the Northsea Legion was essentially the backyard of the Imperial Sun Moon Soul Engineer Academy.
Thus, the eight of them were distributed into four groups of two with one pair of lovers per group. That way, they'd be able to better protect and look after one another, and they also wouldn't have to suffer from the distractions of maintaining long-distance relationships.Previous Chapter Next Chapter