Huo Yuhao laughed and said, “Do you think they’ll let us off even if we don’t use it? The Sun Moon Empire must have some scheme in this tournament. There’s one thing I’m certain of… they won’t expose their scheme before the tournament ends. They’ll watch their behavior up until that point.”
Bei Bei nodded and said, “Alright, this will be the competing order in the individual elimination round. Yuhao is first, I’m second, Dong’er’s third. If we fight until the fourth person, Sanshi will compete.”
Xu Sanshi appeared very depressed as he said, “Why am I near the back?”
Bei Bei said, “You don’t specialize in attacking. Furthermore, you are the core of our strategy in the team round. When that time comes, you’ll be the one in charge of many strategies. How can we operate if you don’t conserve your fighting strength? What you are going to do will be very dangerous.”
Xu Sanshi nodded. “That’s true. I’m always so important!”
Everyone turned away and acted like they didn’t know him.
After this, they discussed some details of the tournament. An hour before the start of the tournament, they dispersed to their rooms to rest for a couple of hours.
The reason was simple: the first match of the afternoon was between the Star Luo National Academy and the Holy Ghost Sect. There was no need to watch this match, since the gap between both parties’ abilities was too wide. The Star Luo National Academy didn’t even stand a fighting chance. The second match of the afternoon was scheduled to start two hours after the first match. Even if the first match ended early, some buffer time was still needed.
It was actually very important to watch the Holy Ghost Church compete. However, it was more crucial for the Tang Sect to win this round. If they couldn’t beat the Snowdemon Sect, they didn’t need to bother with the rest of the tournament anymore. They had to keep themselves in their best states.
Na Na, Nan Qiuiqiu, Jing Ziyan, and Ji Juechen all proceeded to the tournament venue first. Very soon, Na Na returned with news that the Star Luo National Academy had only put up slight resistance for show before they announced their forfeiture. The gap in their abilities was too huge. Princess Jiujiu didn’t want the outstanding young talents of the Star Luo Empire to perish in this tournament. As there was no way they could win, it was better to lose without suffering any casualties.
The Tang Sect only arrived ten minutes before their match. Everyone found this very strange. Aren’t they concerned at all? This shouldn’t happen!
After Huo Yuhao entered the resting area, Princess Jiujiu took the initiative to welcome him.
“We’ve lost. Let’s see how you’ll fare.” Princess Jiujiu smiled at Huo Yuhao and Bei Bei as she greeted them.
Huo Yuhao asked, “Your Highness, you seem to be in good spirits.”
Princess Jiujiu snorted and replied, “So what if I’m in good spirits? Can it decide the outcome of the tournament? It’s better if the tournament ends earlier for us. We are going to return tomorrow morning. Don’t forget our agreement.”
She sounded a little flirtatious here. Wang Dong’er couldn’t help but raise her brows when she saw this.
Huo Yuhao smiled and said, “I won’t forget that. It is my honor to serve Your Highness.”
Princess Jiujiu bent her waist and her lips reached Huo Yuhao’s ears before whispering something. After that, she straightened up and said, “Alright, I wish you success in the tournament. We’ll watch this match before leaving.”
Huo Yuhao didn’t make a sound. However, he appeared very surprised. Princess Jiujiu’s voice was very soft. Only he knew what she said.
Wang Dong’er couldn’t help but pinch Huo Yuhao as they were in the resting area, “Confess! I didn’t know you are actually so popular with the ladies. Even the princess is interested in you!”
Huo Yuhao looked at her grinning face and knew that she didn’t believe Princess Jiujiu had anything to do with him. He couldn’t help but laugh. “Yes! To be fancied by Her Highness, it shows how handsome and suave your husband is!”
“Such thick skin!” Wang Dong’er made a clown face at him. “What did she say to you? So mysterious!”
Huo Yuhao softly said something. Everyone from the Tang Sect became very stunned after this.
Wang Dong’er even said, “How did it turn out this way? We are really…”
“Let’s take this one step at a time. We should prepare to enter the waiting area.” Huo Yuhao appeared very calm right now.
Bei Bei patted his shoulder and said, “Little junior, you must remember not to force anything.”
“I will remember. Don’t worry, eldest senior.” Huo Yuhao nodded.
At this stage of the tournament, there wasn’t any need for anyone to hide their abilities anymore. Shrek’s Seven Monsters finally revealed their strengths.
On the other side, everyone from the Snowdemon Sect had already made their way to the waiting area.
Just like Huo Yuhao had expected, most of the main team members from the Snowdemon Sect in the previous few rounds, including Mu Xue, didn’t move at all. Most of the people who stood up were substitutes who had never competed before.
The only familiar face to Huo Yuhao was the person at the back of the Snowdemon Sect’s team. Her hair was tied in a braid, and she appeared very amicable and gentle. She was Princess Wei Na.
Yes, Mu Xue wasn’t going to compete, but Wei Na was going to. This signified many things. Before this, Princess Jiujiu had whispered this to Huo Yuhao – Be careful of Wei Na. She’s not simple.
Even though they were just eight simple words, Wei Na’s appearance seemed to support Princess Jiujiu’s words. Huo Yuhao became more cautious.
Three out of the four semifinalists had been decided. Team Shrek, Team Heavenly Dragon, and Team Holy Ghost were the three current semifinalists. The last semifinalist would be decided after this match. As the previous three quarterfinal matches seemed to be very one-sided, the excitement died down, and the spectators had a lot of hope for the last quarterfinal match.
Wei Na seemed to feel Huo Yuhao watching her as both parties entered the waiting area. She turned to take a look at him and smiled at him sweetly.
Huo Yuhao nodded at her. It was a form of greeting. No matter the result, or whether the Snowdemon Sect was a front for the Body Sect, he knew that they weren’t enemies. If the Body Sect snuck into the Heavenly Soul Empire, it was beneficial for them in their resistance against the Sun Moon Empire. The enemy of one’s enemy was one’s friend. Moreover, the Heavenly Soul Empire was the Tang Sect’s biggest client.
Zheng Zhan furrowed his brow when he saw the Tang Sect. Apart from Wang Qiu’er, the Tang Sect had given him the greatest headaches in all the rounds that he refereed. The Tang Sect’s members didn’t follow the rules, and were very difficult to deal with. His attention was first caught by Wang Dong’er, and he immediately became more focused.
“Quarterfinal to the semifinal. This is the last quarterfinal match. Snowdemon Sect versus the Tang Sect! Both parties, please send your first members up for the individual elimination round!” the Unbreakable Douluo shouted.
A tall young man stood up on the Snowdemon Sect’s side. He took a step forward and ascended the stage. At the same time, he looked over at the Tang Sect.
After that, he saw Wang Dong’er standing up.
Others might underestimate the Tang Sect, but the Snowdemon Sect wouldn’t. That was because the Snowdemon Sect had Mu Xue and Wei Na, who were both quite familiar with Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong’er. They had already treated the Tang Sect as their opponent, and thus they had been monitoring the Tang Sect’s fights.
In this tournament, there weren’t many people who had cultivations that were six or more rings. Among them, Wang Dong’er was one of the most outstanding ones. It wasn’t just because she looked like Wang Qiu’er’s sister, but more importantly, it was because of her great abilities. Against the Sun Moon Imperial Soul Engineering Academy, Wang Dong’er had fully demonstrated her abilities and cultivation. She had left a deep impression in many people’s minds. Furthermore, it wasn’t a secret anymore that Wang Dong’er and Huo Yuhao had twin martial souls. After all, they had accomplished great things in the previous tournament!
As a result, the young man from the Snowdemon Sect turned serious when he saw her standing up. The two most monitored members of the Tang Sect were Wang Dong’er and Xu Sanshi. He Caitou came in third. He Caitou was a Class 6 soul engineer and six-ringed Soul Emperor. He had left a deep impression in everyone’s minds during the team round against the Clearjade Sect. His Eye of Fear was the nightmare of his opponents. Huo Yuhao was the fourth most monitored in the Tang Sect. After all, he was stuck as a Soul King. In everyone’s eyes, a Soul King and Soul Emperor were very vastly different.
Just as the young man was shuddering in his heart, he was suddenly stunned. That was because Wang Dong’er didn’t ascend the stage directly. She walked behind Huo Yuhao’s wheelchair and pushed his wheelchair towards the stage.
Wasn’t Wang Dong’er going to compete first? Wasn’t she going to imitate her elder sister’s fighting style?
Everyone was baffled. After that, they saw Wang Dong’er pushing Huo Yuhao’s wheelchair before she brought him up on the stage. She only brought him up to the edge of the stage before jumping off and returning to the waiting area.
Huo Yuhao used his right hand to push the wheels of his own wheelchair forward. He slowly proceeded towards the center of the stage.
The first person isn’t Wang Dong’er, but Huo Yuhao?
Although Huo Yuhao had performed well in the earlier rounds of the tournament, and even defeated seven people in one shot, he only rarely appeared as the tournament progressed. His performances weren’t too exciting. Most of the time, it was his teammates that performed well!Previous Chapter Next Chapter