Huo Yuhao said, “Don’t be too ambitious. Defeat me first.” As he spoke, he passed the uniform that he was holding over again.
Dai Luoli took the uniform this time and quickly got dressed. After that, he leapt up.
“I was distracted today. I’ll challenge you again tomorrow.” After he finished speaking, he started walking back towards their camp.
Huo Yuhao said to his back, “It’s fine if you want to challenge me. However, you’d better prepare some clothes for tomorrow. Everyone only has two uniforms.”
Dai Luoli’s went rigid for a moment, before he quickened his pace back.
When Huo Yuhao returned to their bunk, most of the soldiers were already sleeping because they were tired. However, there were those who were still awake, too. Wang Xiaodian was one of them.
When Huo Yuhao returned, Wang Xiaodian silently crept up to him and whispered, “Boss, what happened? Did the vice-team leader challenge you?”
Huo Yuhao nodded.
Wang Xiaodian chuckled and said, “I can tell that you won.”
Huo Yuhao laughed as he asked, “How so?”
Wang Xiaodian replied, “The vice-team leader wore a gloomy look on his face when he returned. After that, he covered himself with his blanket and just sat on his bed. I don’t know what he’s doing.”
Huo Yuhao replied, “Alright. You should go and sleep. Tomorrow’s training isn’t going to be easy. You still have time to be involved in gossip?”
“Yes, I’ll go and sleep immediately. Boss, I’ll follow you in the future.” Wang Xiaodian quickly snuck back to his bed to sleep.
Huo Yuhao also lay down on his bed, but he didn’t enter deep meditation immediately. Rather, he was thinking how he could help Dai Luoli improve his abilities.
The night went on silently. The next morning, the sound of a horn rang out to gather everyone as the first hint of dawn tinged the sky.
Huo Yuhao was the first to jump out of bed, and he woke up all the new recruits from the First Bunk. All the recruits were whining as they got up, but quickly donned their uniforms before running out.
Dai Luoli followed along. He had covered himself in his blanket the night before, and was in deep meditation. In the morning, he seemed pretty energetic, apart from the fact that he looked a little pale. He didn’t even glance at Huo Yuhao, and directly left their bunk.
The initial training for recruits was simple and boring. It was either running or drills. In the afternoon, there was someone from the Military Law Department who came to talk to them about military law. The recruits were exhausted after an entire day of this. After dinner, even the energetic Wang Xiaodian immediately fell asleep.
Huo Yuhao and Dai Luoli were the exceptions.
After dinner, Huo Yuhao gestured towards Dai Luoli when the sky had turned completely dark, and before Dai Luoli could issue a challenge. He smiled and said, “Let’s go! I’ll give you another chance today.”
“Let’s go!” Dai Luoli immediately sprang up. As a soul master, the recruit training wasn’t too tiring for him.
The two of them left the camp and went to the parade ground once again. To prevent detection, Huo Yuhao dragged Dai Luoli to a corner of the parade ground.
“Come on.” Huo Yuhao gestured towards Dai Luoli.
Dai Luoli had pondered yesterday’s bitter experience as he carried on with his training during the day. He thought about it for the entire day. He believed that he had lost to Huo Yuhao because he had been careless. He wasn’t going to repeat the same mistake twice.
This was why he was especially cautious today. In his opinion, he wouldn’t lose to Huo Yuhao if he was more careful.
However, was this really the case?
Huo Yuhao didn’t have any intention of initiating an attack, and thus Dai Luoli had to be the proactive one. After observing carefully, he felt that Huo Yuhao had many flaws. His second soul ring shone, and a streak of white light shot out from his mouth towards Huo Yuhao.
It was his White Tiger’s Fierce Light Wave.
When his White Tiger’s Fierce Light Wave was shot out, it took the shape of a halo and spread out. In terms of offensive strength, his Fierce Light Wave was naturally weaker than Dai Yueheng or Dai Huabin’s Fierce Light Wave. However, his Fierce Light Wave covered a larger area, and it even carried a spiritual-type attack with it.
It was a pity that no one at the same level could compare to Huo Yuhao in terms of spiritual power, which meant that Dai Luoli was naturally inferior to Huo Yuhao in this aspect, too.
Huo Yuhao’s figure flashed, and he instantly turned illusory in Dai Luoli’s eyes. Dai Luoli was astonished. He had clearly locked onto his opponent before unleashing his soul skill, but he still missed. Huo Yuhao promptly reappeared in front of him.
As Yuhao squatted down, Dai Luoli’s tiger claws extended out, and he clawed towards Huo Yuhao’s chest.
Huo Yuhao stopped charging forward and lifted his right foot. Instantly, he kicked both of Dai Luoli’s wrists. As Dai Luoli’s hands went numb, Huo Yuhao kicked out again, and Dai Luoli was knocked into the air before he crashed to the ground five meters away.
Dai Luoli was able to take beatings after unleashing his White Tiger, and he had been thinking about how he could deal with Huo Yuhao for an entire day. As for Huo Yuhao, he was thinking of the fastest way to make his younger brother stronger. After pondering for some time, he thought that the best method was to copy the bluish-gold figure that he had faced in the Yin-Yang Love Querying Valley.
Thrash him! He was going to give Dai Luoli a good thrashing!
It was only after a good thrashing that Dai Luoli would remember this lesson for life. If he remembered this lesson for life, his abilities would naturally improve.
As a result, Huo Yuhao’s plan was to conduct individual training with Dai Luoli every night during this recruit training period.
Dai Luoli’s tragedy started the moment Huo Yuhao recognized him. At the very start, he didn’t believe that he couldn’t defeat an ordinary person as a soul master. However, as time passed, Huo Yuhao was always able to defeat him using his strength and speed no matter what methods he used. Huo Yuhao knew his limits, though. He hit Dai Luoli without causing him any real injuries.
A recruit’s life was plain and exhausting, or at least this was the case for most recruits. Most of the recruits were fatigued because of the high-intensity training they were being subjected to. However, Dai Luoli’s life was very exciting, if being hit and battered all the time could be considered exciting.
Huo Yuhao stood out during his recruit training. He was the best in almost every training component. The recruits in the First Bunk were slowly won over by him because of his abilityand the occasional help of his spiritual power. Huo Yuhao would also teach the new recruits some of the simpler techniques from the Tang Sect, and guide them in their training. His reputation in the First Bunk slowly rose. Under his leadership, the First Bunk, or rather the First Small Team, performed the best among all the small teams.
“Let’s go.” Night fell, and it was time again. Huo Yuhao walked to Dai Luoli’s side and patted his shoulder.
Every night, the two of them would go out. Huo Yuhao had come up with an excuse, which was that they were reporting to the large team leader.
Dai Luoli shuddered slightly and lifted his head to look at Huo Yuhao. There was a complex look in his eyes.
One month had already passed out of the three months of their recruit training. He had also been beaten up by Huo Yuhao for a month. It was pathetic! The only comfort he had was that Huo Yuhao was still kind enough to not hit his face, meaning he was still presentable in front of others. However, it wasn’t a good feeling being thrashed for a month.
Every time Dai Luoli saw the genial smile on Huo Yuhao’s face, he couldn’t help but shudder. It was like a recurring nightmare at this time every night.
“I’m not going!” Dai Luoli smacked Huo Yuhao’s hand away.
Huo Yuhao sat down beside his bed and smiled, “Why? Are you throwing a tantrum?”
Dai Luoli glared at him, but didn’t say anything.
Huo Yuhao sighed faintly. “It’s fine if you don’t want to go. I’m going to find the large team leader and tell him you’re a soul master.” He spoke very softly so that only Dai Luoli could hear him clearly.
“You!” Dai Luoli glared furiously at Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao smiled, “I have a sandbag to punch every night. It’s become a pleasant habit for me. You’ll defeat me if you’re capable. Why is a big man like you acting as if you’re a coward?”
Yet again! Dai Luoli shut his eyes in pain. It wasn’t his first time rejecting Huo Yuhao. However, Huo Yuhao would threaten him with his vulnerability every time. Even though he knew that he shouldn’t be duped, his identity as a soul master was a double-edged sword. If he couldn’t defeat an ‘ordinary person’ like Huo Yuhao, how would he have the face to tell anyone he was a soul master?
“Let’s go!” Dai Luoli suddenly stood up, infuriated as he walked out of their bunkhouse.
Huo Yuhao smiled as he followed him. He even took the initiative to grab Dai Luoli’s shoulder and drag him towards the parade ground.
After a few steps, Huo Yuhao lifted his head slightly and revealed a smile on his face. Indeed, they knew each other. Using his spiritual power, he watched where they were walking.
Huo Yuhao brought Dai Luoli to the same old place – a remote corner of the parade ground.
Dai Luoli struggled and pushed Huo Yuhao’s hand away. Before even saying anything, he kicked towards Huo Yuhao’s head. He hated Huo Yuhao. Not only did Huo Yuhao beat him up every day, but he would even use words to agitate him!
Huo Yuhao waved his right hand and blocked Dai Luoli’s leg. His right leg kicked out extremely quickly and subtly, managing to hit the ankle of Dai Luoli’s supporting leg.
Dai Luoli lost his balance and fell backward. However, he unleashed his White Tiger as he fell back, supporting himself with his right hand before propping himself back up. After this, he shot out his White Tiger’s Fierce Light Wave at Huo Yuhao.
Huo Yuhao could already guess what he was trying to do. Just as Dai Luoli unleashed his Fierce Light Wave, Huo Yuhao disappeared and somehow arrived at Dai Luoli’s side. He cut down with his right leg, aiming at Dai Luoli’s chest.
Dai Luoli roared, and his third soul ring was unleashed before he even finished using his Fierce Light Wave. His body expanded greatly, and his claws crossed each other as they slashed towards Huo Yuhao’s right leg. His claws were extremely sharp, and it was plain that he wanted to tear Huo Yuhao’s right leg to pieces.
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