The soul power undulations weren’t powerful, but they were definitely there.
Tang Wutong felt her heart skip a beat, and that strange feeling immediately disappeared. Losing control of one’s soul power was an extremely frightening thing, and was something that nobody wanted to deal with.
Tang Wutong suddenly felt everything light up in front of her in this moment. When she blinked her eyes, she witnessed Huo Yuhao’s glowing eyes.
What kind of eyes are those?! They seem to contain the endless starry skies, and are so deep that the end cannot be seen. In that instant, Tang Wutong was transfixed.
Huo Yuhao’s eyes weren’t shining with any kind of light. However, the space between him and Tang Wutong still became very bright.
This feeling was impossible to describe with words, as if there were an unknown source of light present at that location. Tang Wutong stared with his whirlpool-deep eyes, and she felt as if her mind had gone completely blank. The feeling of losing control over her soul power became increasingly strong, but everything seemed to calm down in the next moment. Waves of dragon roars resonated through her mind, and were chiming with joy.
“Dong’er…” Huo Yuhao stared blankly at Tang Wutong, who wasn’t far from him, and was just standing there, staring at him in a daze. Huo Yuhao began to levitate from the ground just like that.
The air on the Sea God’s Island was very clean, so he was sparkling clean even though he had been meditating there for a month.
Tang Wutong was wearing a blue gown today, once Wang Dong’er’s favorite color. Only thoughts of Dong’er resided in Huo Yuhao’s mind at this moment.
Huo Yuhao had been in deep meditation for over a month. He had gone back and forth through the brightness within those endless starry skies, but everything seemed to vanish the moment he saw Tang Wutong. In this exact moment, she was the only thing in his eyes: his alluring, familiar, and elegant Goddess!
The space around him seemed to change, and neither Huo Yuhao nor Tang Wutong knew how they closed the distance between one another.
Huo Yuhao gently stretched out his arms and embraced her.
He felt as if he had wrapped his arms around the entire world in that moment, as if he were the dictator of those boundless starry skies.
Everything is just wonderful, just so wonderful.
Tang Wutong was no longer staring at those bottomless eyes, her own becoming agile and sensitive once more as she emerged from her dazed state. She realized that she had melted into a warm and wide embrace.
“Dong’er, Dong’er…” There was a gentle call in her ears, and that voice sounded like a dream. That voice sounded as if it were calling for a spirit from ancient years, and was so gentle and full of emotion that it made Tang Wutong a little intoxicated. She realized that she could no longer control herself... except it wasn’t her soul power this time, she had lost control over her body!
She raised her hands subconsciously. She was hesitant and jerky, but her hands kept moving forward, and she wrapped them around Huo Yuhao’s waist. She closed her eyes in that moment, and all she felt was warmth, security, comfort, and intoxication.
They were hugging each other so tightly in that moment, and the entire room seemed to glow.
Huo Yuhao muttered under his breath, “Even though we are just in a dream, I am willing to remain in this dream forever. Please allow me to sleep for eternity if this a dream. Dong’er, I miss you, I miss you so much. Did you know? I am but left with an empty vessel in the days that you’ve left my side. You’ve returned, and my spirit has returned. I love you, Dong’er. I am willing to love you with my everything to the end of eternity, and I am willing to burn my own life and soul so that we can be together. That is all I want. If this is a dream, let me remain in deep slumber.”
Tang Wutong was momentarily stunned, and her sensations of indulgence and immersion receded instinctively.
He’s calling for her… her… for Wang Dong’er…
I am just his dream. I am just a shadow of her...
A taste of bitterness appeared at the corner of her lips. She didn’t want to leave this warm embrace, but she had no choice but to gently put down her hands that were tightly wrapped around him, no matter how much yearning she had to be in his arms.
“I’m sorry, I am Wutong.” A gentle voice rang out beside Huo Yuhao’s ears. This was like a thunderclap for him, and he subconsciously released his arms and floated backward like a lightning bolt.
Tang Wutong no longer had anything to lean on as he shifted, and her elegant frame stumbled forward for a moment before she stabilized herself.
Huo Yuhao’s eyes were filled with hope and dreams before this, but they gradually dimmed as he stared at Tang Wutong in front of him.
Tang Wutong turned her eyes aside. She seemed to lose her own spirit as he left her arms, and she appeared a little dazed. That empty feeling gave her unimaginable agony deep within her heart, and she felt like she wanted to die.
Huo Yuhao’s face was a little pale as he stared at Tang Wutong. “Sorry,” he said with difficulty.
“I’m the one who should be sorry. I startled you and woke you up from your dream. But I am not her, and I am sorry for making your sweet dream a nightmare.” Tang Wutong nodded gently in his direction before she swiftly turned around and glided away. She didn’t give him another look from beginning to the end.
She didn’t dare to look at him. She was afraid that his eyes would hook her spirit once more if that happened. Yes, she didn’t dare.
Huo Yuhao was just standing there as he watched her leave with listless eyes. There was an almost hysterical voice in his heart that was calling for him to hold on to her, but he remained standing there in the end, motionless.
She’s not her. She is Tang Wutong, and not my Dong’er!
But why did our embrace feel so familiar? If she didn’t say it, perhaps I would really have treated her as Dong’er.
Where are you, Dong’er?
Tears flowed down his cheeks like a waterfall. He clutched his fists tightly as he suddenly turned and stared outside the window.
Huo Yuhao could see Tang Wutong, who was dashing away crazily. He could see the radiating purplish-green hues from her body, and an unknown force pulled at his body and his heart. He watched her until she disappeared beyond the horizon, and that figure that was identical to Dong’er’s vanished just like that.
In the Tang Sect...
Bam! Nan Qiuqiu began to pout as she kicked away all the stones that were blocking her way. She had been very depressed over the past month.
We had an agreement! We were supposed to return to my sect and explore the hidden area. But he didn’t even say anything to me before he went into his closed-door cultivation! And he picked the wrong time for that, as well! Is he deliberately trying to avoid me? We have already agreed on being brothers, so why is he dodging me? What an asshole!
Everyone in the Tang Sect had been very busy over the past month. They were either busy with administrative matters or cultivation.
Nan Qiuqiu was the same. She wasn’t assigned much work because she had a very irritable and impatient personality. She was tasked to focus more on cultivation. However, cultivating for too long also made her feel frustrated and dull. She was really starting to find this loneliness unbearable.
She was still walking forward as a figure blocked her path.
“Hey, get out of my way!” Nan Qiuqiu was already in a bad mood, and her hot temper immediately erupted. She didn’t even lift her head as she exploded.
“You won’t be able to marry in the future if you keep doing this,” the person quipped back at her, instead of moving out of the way.
“What the fuck does that have to do with you?!” Nan Qiuqiu was furious. She raised her head and looked at the person blocking her way, and her eyes widened as her jaw dropped.
Huo Yuhao stared at her with a faint smile on his face, but he sounded like he was chiding as he said, “Don’t curse, you’re a girl.”
Nan Qiuqiu’s sizzling fury from before was immediately extinguished. She was just now clearly full of complaints about this guy in front of her, but she now found herself unable to vent her anger when he was standing in front of her.
Her voice was a lot lower than before. “It’s true, anyway. Why do you care whether I can marry? Hmph, you still know how to come back.”
“I’m sorry, Qiuqiu,” Huo Yuhao said apologetically, “I didn’t know this delay would be so long. I’m sorry!”
Nan Qiuqiu’s mood was instantly lifted when she heard Huo Yuhao apologize. She looked up at him and said, “Are you still going? I’ve been waiting for you for more than a month.”
Huo Yuhao answered, “Yes, of course we’re going. We can leave at any time! I await your instruction!” He even bowed at Nan Qiuqiu as he spoke.
Nan Qiuqiu was elated. She placed her hands behind her back and nodded proudly as he said, “Yes, that’s much better. I will forgive you temporarily because of your good attitude, and I will think about how to deal with you according to how you behave later on!”
“Alright,” Huo Yuhao stood up straight as he smiled and said, “Let’s go back to the Tang Sect. I will report to eldest senior brother, and then I can leave with you.”
“Yes!” Nan Qiuqiu acknowledged as she turned around and pranced back toward the Tang Sect. However, she didn’t notice the faint dash of loneliness deep within Huo Yuhao’s smiling eyes.
Huo Yuhao went to find Bei Bei immediately after returning to the Tang Sect.
Bei Bei appeared much better than he had one month ago. Xu Sanshi and the others had helped share much of his burdens after they returned, and he finally had time to continue cultivating.
“You’re finally awake, little junior brother. How was it? How much have you gained?” Bei Bei spoke in pleasant surprise.
Huo Yuhao nodded and answered, “I have gained much. However, I can’t duplicate it for everyone.”
Bei Bei shook his head with a smile on his face. “That’s nothing to worry about. Everyone has his or her own path. You have yours, and we have ours. Everyone’s path is different, but we will all reach the same destination in the end, as long as we work hard and find the right direction, and if we don’t take any shortcuts.”
Nan Qiuqiu giggled from aside. “Eldest senior brother, your words are starting to sound more and more philosophical. You live up to your name as the Tang Sect’s eldest senior brother!’
Bei Bei chuckled and said, “Qiuqiu, are you taking Huo Yuhao back to your sect? We have delayed this matter for quite some time, and I am sorry for that. Do help me apologize to your sect leader."Previous Chapter Next Chapter