Volume 33, Chapter 439.3: Wutong, Fuse?

Of course she couldn’t let Huo Yuhao’s soul power circulate freely inside her, the equivalent of handing her life over to him. She only allowed him to test whether they could fuse in the passageways of her forearm.

Huo Yuhao could clearly sense that Tang Wutong’s soul power flowed in a structured manner, and there was even an aura of elegance about it. When their soul powers first came into contact with each other, Tang Wutong’s soul power displayed strong discrimination towards Huo Yuhao’s soul power. It was like it wanted to force his soul power out of her body.

Huo Yuhao was stunned to find out that Tang Wutong was right! While his soul power wasn’t any less powerful than hers, there was some kind of gap between them. This was a result of the difference between the blood lineages of their martial souls.

How is this possible? I have twin martial souls, and I even possess Ultimate Ice. Moreover, I’ve fused with four Spirits, which has significantly modified my martial soul. How is it possible that the tier of my martial soul is so much weaker than hers?

Initially, his soul power would immediately fuse with Wang Dong’er’s soul power when they first came into contact with one another, turning into Haodong Power that would circulate through their bodies. This greatly increased their cultivation speed. To a large extent, the reason why Huo Yuhao’s cultivation speed was able to rise so quickly was because of the Haodong Power.

However, the situation seemed to have completely changed now. The circulation of soul power in Tang Wutong’s body was presented as an elegant, purplish-gold color. During the process of circulation, her body exuded a dim, purplish-gold glow. Huo Yuhao could even sense that the soul power circulating in her body was subtly rocking with the sound of a dragon roaring.

Amid this rocking movement, Huo Yuhao’s soul power was crushed before it could return to his body. Even though it would reform very quickly, it wasn’t able to move an inch forward in Tang Wutong’s body, much less complete any fusion. It was like they were supposed to be distinctly separated.

As Tang Wutong’s wrist trembled slightly, the soul power in her body started to circulate at a greater intensity. Huo Yuhao moved back three feet, as if he had been pushed.

Tang Wutong’s body slightly shone with a purplish-gold glow, and an image of a golden trident flashed on her forehead before disappearing. She twisted her lips and said, “I’ve already told you that your martial soul can’t fuse with me. Your instincts were wrong. If you really had some sort of sensation, I would experience the same sensation too. You can leave now.”

Huo Yuhao sat where he was in a daze. The expression on his face remained the same, and his entire body seemed to have turned into a statue – he was completely motionless.

Tang Wutong furrowed her brow. “Hey! Why aren’t you leaving yet?”

Huo Yuhao slowly lowered his arms, and Tang Wutong could tell that his face had turned completely pale. It was as if he had lost his life energy.

As he slowly stood up, Huo Yuhao walked towards the exit of the tent with a pale look on his face. When he drew open the curtains and walked out, he staggered and almost fell down. After this, his steps were very shaky as he walked away from the tent. He didn’t even utter a word to Tang Wutong.

Tang Wutong was stunned as she watched him leave. She was stunned to find out that she felt a little heartbroken for some unknown reason.

Am I feeling heartbroken for him? How is this possible?

Do I have to feel this way? Our martial souls are just incompatible, aren’t they? Why does he look like he just lost his wife?

What she didn’t know was that Huo Yuhao didn’t sense anything similar between her and Wang Dong’er’s soul power as their martial souls failed to fuse. To him, it was indeed as if he had lost his wife.

Tang Wutong isn’t Dong’er, Tang Wutong isn’t Dong’er, Tang Wutong isn’t Dong’er…

This thought repeated itself in Huo Yuhao’s head. He seemed as if he had lost his soul. He was completely in a trance right now.

He didn’t even know how he made his way back to his tent. After he returned, he laid down on his own bed and didn’t move at all. It was as if he already lost his soul.

As he lay on his bed, Huo Yuhao didn’t know when he started to fall asleep. However, he felt as if his life energy had been completely drained as he fell asleep.

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After Huo Yuhao left, Tang Wutong also stood up and put her mat away. She muttered to herself, “This fellow is ridiculous. The possibility of fusion between two soul masters is naturally close to zero. What’s there to be so depressed about? However, he really looks to have been in poor shape earlier.”

After sitting down on her bed, Tang Wutong started to meditate and began her cultivation for the night.

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Second day, morning...

Tang Wutong stretched her back and body before she jumped out of bed.

After a night of meditation, her fatigue had completely disappeared. As she stretched her body, she couldn’t help, but let out a groan.

After she reached the exit of her tent, she drew the curtains aside and allowed fresh air to flow into her tent.

That fellow didn’t sleep the entire night? Tang Wutong subconsciously turned her attention towards the tent beside hers just as she walked out of her tent. She couldn’t help but think of Huo Yuhao’s pale face when he left the previous night.

Just at this moment, the curtains of the tent beside hers were also drawn open. Tang Wutong quickly turned her gaze away.

Huo Yuhao also exited his own tent. As he stood in front of his tent, he also stretched out.

Tang Wutong glanced at him out of the corner of her eye. When she saw him, he seemed to have returned to normal. The expression on his face was very calm.

Huo Yuhao turned his gaze towards Tang Wutong and nodded at her before saying, “Good morning.”

“Good morning.” Tang Wutong acknowledged automatically.

Huo Yuhao smiled courteously before walking towards the canteen that Dai Yueheng had pointed out to them the day before.

They were allocated the canteen that served high-ranking military officers. Soul masters were different from ordinary people. Their food requirements were much more demanding. In order to ensure that their soul masters possessed sufficient fighting strength, the Star Luo Empire naturally provided them with the best food possible.

Tang Wutong felt as if Huo Yuhao had changed when she saw him walking past her.

However, he’s still wearing a smile like he normally does! But why do I feel as if he’s different?

Alienation? Yes, it’s alienation. He’s no longer as friendly as before. The look in his eyes isn’t as gentle as before.

As she recalled the first time she met him, she could still remember that he would look at her whenever she was around. However, this wasn’t the case earlier. Even though he had looked at her earlier, he had quickly retracted his gaze. After greeting her, he quietly left. The look in his eyes was very calm, but this calm look left Tang Wutong feeling a little uncomfortable.

I’ve not done anything wrong. This fellow… hmph!

Huo Yuhao finished washing up and quietly went to the canteen. Their breakfast was very scrumptious. He sat in one corner alone and ate. However, he started feeling emotional

Only one sentence had repeated itself in his mind the entire night, She isn’t Dong’er.

Dong’er, where’s my Dong’er?

Tang Wutong and Dong’er’s soul powers were very different. His heart felt very cold. He felt as if he had lost everything he had. As the saying goes, ‘The greater the hope, the greater the disappointment.’ If Tang Wutong isn’t Dong’er, where is Dong’er?

Initially, Tang Wutong’s appearance had made him feel very optimistic and confident in this mission. However, after last night’s incident, sorrow and yearning filled his heart once again. In addition, it became even more intense.

Tang Wutong was also in the canteen. She entered not long after Huo Yuhao did, and intentionally sat far away from him to eat her own breakfast. However, she couldn’t help but glance at him. She wanted to see if he was acting, and whether he would look at her.

However, she was disappointed. What she saw was a Huo Yuhao who ate his breakfast silently, and had a hollow look in his eyes.

After eating his breakfast, Huo Yuhao left and returned to his tent.

Tang Wutong pushed her cutlery away in front of her and creased her brow. What’s wrong with him? Does he have to be so affected just because our martial souls can’t fuse? If that were the case, why would Shrek Academy look upon him so highly? Is he mentally ill?

No, I have to ask him what’s going on.

Just as she couldn’t figure things out, Jiang Nannan and Xu Sanshi came in.

“Hey, Wutong. We just saw Huo Yuhao leave. Why didn’t you leave with him?” Xu Sanshi said naturally.

Tang Wutong snorted and replied, “Why would I do so?”

Xu Sanshi chortled, “Are you throwing a tantrum again?”

Tang Wutong suddenly thought of something, and asked Xu Sanshi, “Xu Sanshi, let me ask you a question.”

Xu Sanshi, curious, asked, “Me? What do you want to know?”

Jiang Nannan also stopped because she was curious. She turned her attention towards Tang Wutong.

Tang Wutong said, “If a person thinks that his martial soul can fuse with another soul master’s, but fails after trying, will he be greatly affected?”

Xu Sanshi answered without any hesitation. “Of course not! That’s very normal! Martial soul fusion isn’t that easy.”

Jiang Nannan also nodded.

Tang Wutong was indignant as she replied, “Yes! That’s what I thought. However, somebody doesn’t think this way. He acted as if he had just lost his wife.”

Xu Sanshi and Jiang Nannan looked at each other and felt that something was amiss.

Jiang Nannan probed, “Wutong, surely you aren’t talking about Huo Yuhao, right?”

Tang Wutong snorted, “Who else? Last night, he came to find me and said that he thinks that our martial souls might possibly fuse. He insisted on trying. I claimed that it wasn’t possible, but he didn’t believe me. In the end, we failed even after trying. He seemed to have lost his soul as he left. This morning, he ignored me, and seems to be a new person. Tell me, is there even anyone like him? All of you still praise him to the high heavens! A soul master who can’t even control himself, how good can he be?”

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