“Oh no.” Wu Feng sensed that something was amiss. However, she had no intention of retreating. Instead, her right leg flew into the air like a bolt of lightning as she tried to kick Jiang Nannan.
Horizontal roll! Jiang Nannan was able to grab Wu Feng’s right leg with her hands from a sideways position.
Had it been anyone else, they would be burnt by the Dragonfire that blazed on Wu Feng’s right leg. However, Jiang Nannan was immune to it. With the power of her Mysterious Jade Hands, she had no such fear. On the other hand, when Wu Feng felt Jiang Nannan’s hands squeeze the bottom of her knee, she noticed that her right calf lost all sensation.
Wu Feng had always been strong. Faced with this situation, she showed no sign of weakness. Instead, she kicked out at Jiang Nannan, who was grabbing onto her right leg, with her left leg. At the same time, the fifth soul ring on her body lit up.
She turned into a red dragon once again and unleashed her most powerful soul skill, Dragon Cloudpierce. She not only used this soul skill to break free from Jiang Nannan, but she also relied on it to turn the tables on her.
However, at this time, Jiang Nannan’s fifth soul ring lit up as well.
Even though their power was the same, how could Jiang Nannan be known as one of Shrek’s Seven Monsters if she gave her opponent any chance at retaliation at such a close distance?
Golden light flashed, and Jiang Nannan grabbed Wu Feng’s left leg too. Then, before Wu Feng could fully unleash her fifth soul skill, a layer of golden light started to creep up her legs. Everywhere it touched, Wu Feng could feel her lower limbs going numb. When the golden light reached her navel, she felt her soul power drain from her body. Her soul skill, which she was in the midst of using, was forcibly halted. She collapsed onto the ground.
Jiang Nannan’s figure could be seen in the golden light once more. This was her fifth soul skill, Soft Bone Lock. Wu Feng’s soul power and body were completely sealed. She lost all abilities to fight. Naturally, under this condition, Jiang Nannan could not continue to attack. However, for a soul master like her, it was enough. As long as she released Soft Bone Lock, she would regain her abilities much quicker than Wu Feng.
“Jiang Nannan wins. She passes the second round, Adventure.” A few rays of light shone simultaneously. Wu Feng and Ning Tian returned to where they were. They recovered fully from their fight with Jiang Nannan. At this moment, Jiang Nannan disappeared from where she was too. No one knew where she went.
Undoubtedly, Jiang Nannan was the first person to pass the second round based on her own merits, other than the three who were exempted. At the same time, she showed Wu Feng, Ning Tian, Zhu Lu and Dai Huabin the difference in their abilities. This was due to a disparity in strength. Jiang Nannan, viewed as the weakest among Shrek’s Seven Monsters, was able to defeat a combination of the strongest auxiliary-type martial soul, Ning Tian and her Seven Treasure Glazed Pagoda, and Wu Feng, who possessed the Fire Dragon.
Even though the small arena was to Jiang Nannan’s advantage, it was clear that her strength was superior to both Wu Feng and Ning Tian.
Six out of the original thirteen were gone. Only seven were left.
Huo Yuhao, Wang Dong’er, Wang Qiu’er, Wu Feng, Zhu Lu, Ning Tian, and Dai Huabin.
The wheel appeared once more, and a golden light shone, attracting everyone’s attention. This time, Dai Huabin was the one who was chosen for the wheel’s ‘Adventure’.
The wheel spun, and this time, it stopped rather quickly. The symbol that appeared in front of Dai Huabin was a pair of swords.
“Defeat your opponent, and you shall pass this round. If your opponent beats you, they’ll pass this round. The loser will be sent to the Deep Adventure round.”
The moment the voice stopped speaking, a ray of golden light shot out. This time, it did not even spin. Instead, it landed directly on Zhu Lu.
This was an ‘Adventure’ indeed! However, it was not one of strength, but one of the heart.
Despite Dai Huabin’s strong personality, when he saw that it was Zhu Lu who was chosen by the light, a bitter look crossed his face.
The golden light flashed, and Zhu Lu appeared in front of Dai Huabin. The two of them looked at each other. Both of them had complicated looks in their eyes.
Zhu Lu, in particular, looked at Dai Huabin as tears streamed down her face. Her lips trembled, but she did not say anything.
Dai Huabin sighed and said softly, “Lulu, I’m sorry, it’s all my fault. I’ve never thought about my deepest thoughts. I’m wrong. There’s nothing else to say. If we can leave this place alive, I’ll love you and you alone with all my heart. No one else shall have my heart. I concede defeat for this round. I choose the Deep Adventure.”
After he finished this sentence, tears fell from Dai Huabin’s eyes.
“No!” Zhu Lu shouted hysterically. However, it was too late. The golden light flashed, and Dai Huabin disappeared.
“Dai Huabin admits defeat. Zhu Lu successfully passes this round.”
“Wait a moment, I don’t want to pass this round. I want to go with him to the Deep Adventure round. Let me go, let me go…” Zhu Lu cried. Her voice choked, and she no longer sounded human. The moment Dai Huabin conceded defeat and risked it all to go into the Deep Adventure round, all of the unhappiness in her heart disappeared.
“Are you sure you want to choose the Deep Adventure? If you and Dai Huabin take part in Deep Adventure together, it’ll be even more difficult!”
“I choose the Deep Adventure. Even if I die, I want to die with him.”
“Alright, I shall satisfy your request. Zhu Lu shall progress to the Deep Adventure round.” The golden light flashed, and Zhu Lu disappeared.
Silence. The wheel fell into a deathly silence. The mysterious existence appeared to have disappeared. For a long while, there was no sound.
Everyone had seen what had happened, including Huo Yuhao. While he did not know what had happened between Zhu Lu and Dai Huabin, he felt his heart wrench when he saw Dai Huabin choose the Deep Adventure without any hesitation so that Zhu Lu could pass this round.
In his heart, Dai Huabin had always been his enemy, his foe. He was the murderer who had killed his mother. However, when he personally witnessed Dai Huabin reveal his emotional side, he felt even more anguish.
If Dai Huabin were a cruel and selfish person, he would have no qualms about seeking revenge in the future. However, he now realized that through his interactions with his peers, his ever-deepening love for Dong’er, and his personal experiences of worldly affairs, the hatred in his heart seemed to have faded.
No! I must have my revenge on him and his mother. If not for them, how could mother have died?
This touched the most sensitive part of his heart. Huo Yuhao reacted to this pain unknowingly. He clenched his fists tightly.
However, even though he was determined to have his revenge, Dai Huabin’s actions just now were seared into his mind.
The golden light appeared once more. This time, it landed on Wang Qiu’er. The wheel spun, and Huo Yuhao’s turbulent emotions were calmed in the face of the golden light. He could subtly feel that regardless of what Wang Qiu’er got, it would have something to do with him.
The golden light stopped, and the symbol that appeared underneath Wang Qiu’er’s feet was the one that had appeared in front of Jiang Nannan earlier on. It was the one with the three fists.
“You have to defeat two other randomly-chosen opponents. If you beat them, you pass. If you lose, you’ll go to the Deep Adventure round. If your opponents win, their tasks shall still be decided by the wheel, but their difficulty level will be reduced. If your opponents lose, their tasks shall still be decided by the wheel, but their difficulty level will be increased.”
Two rays of golden light, without even spinning, fell onto Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong’er. Then they flashed, and three of them were facing each other in the center of the stage.
The three of them looked at each other. All of them felt strange.
Wang Qiu’er’s gaze stared intently at Huo Yuhao as she said, “Bring it on, the two of you. Don’t concede defeat, because that will be an underestimation of my abilities. I’ve waited for this for a long time. I didn’t get my chance in the tournament, so let me have it now.”
Huo Yuhao sighed and said, “Qiu’er, what are you doing this for?”
Wang Qiu’er said, “I’m sure I can beat you.”
In her resolute eyes, Huo Yuhao appeared to have seen his own intense hate. His heart softened, and he said, “Alright, since you want to fight me so badly, bring it on. However, this shall be a fight between the two of us. For fairness’ sake, and for my own glory, Dong’er shall not take part. This shall just a fight between you and me, alright?”
Wang Qiu’er looked at Huo Yuhao’s human-shaped soul tool, and she said coldly, “Are you that confident?”
Huo Yuhao smiled and said, “Have you forgotten how Yan Feng died at my hands? Dong’er.” As he said that, he turned to look at her.
They exchanged glances and Wang Dong’er smiled slightly and nodded. While she did not know what Huo Yuhao wanted to do, she had to support her man at this moment. She too could sense the determination in Wang Qiu’er’s heart. Where does this determination come from? From your own unresolved feelings?
Regardless of whether she wins or loses, let her have this chance. At the very least, she would not actually injure Huo Yuhao. Wang Dong’er was sure of this. She turned and stepped back to watch the battle from the side.
Wang Qiu’er looked at Huo Yuhao, and her gaze turned cold as she said, “I never expected to fight you under these circumstances. I’ll do my best, and I won’t hold back.”
“You know me. I won’t regret my words. I hope you’ll do your best too, as a sign of respect to me.”
Huo Yuhao looked at her seriously, then nodded. His human-shaped soul tool sealed shut, enveloping his body within.
Even with the human-shaped soul tool, no one thought that Huo Yuhao had an unfair advantage. He was immobile, and he could not unleash the power in his legs. He was nowhere near as agile as he normally would be.Previous Chapter Next Chapter
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