Chapter 648: Ye Xinglan’s Decision
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Wu Zhangkong was stunned for a moment. He felt the blood pumping erratically in his heart. He wished that he could take Yue Zhengyu’s place to fight valiantly against Long Yue who possessed the Mountain Dragon King martial soul so he could experience what his student went through.
“However, their opponents had put up a fight which was nothing short of a miracle,” Wu Zhangkong’s voice was no longer icy cold, but carried a tinge of deep regret.
Elder Cai spoke gruffly, “What’s a miracle? A miracle is a conversion of the impossible into the possible. A failure is not petrifying, the petrifying part is dejection. I see anger, and I see humiliation in their eyes, but what I don’t see is dejection. Thus, there is no need for you to uplift their morale. They don’t need your consolation. What they need is a breakthrough to achieve an even higher potential and vent the frustration in their hearts. This is the ideal time and opportunity for them to grow. We only need to ensure that they don’t do anything to threaten their own lives during their growing process.”
“Elder Cai, you’re too cruel,” Wu Zhangkong spoke through his clenched teeth.
Elder Cai spoke glumly, “I’ve always appeared as a bad person. There’ll always be a bad person, no? You’re like this because Old Zhuo Shi was too kind to you in the beginning, then the breakdown occurred afterward. Could it be that you hope what happened to you will happen to your students?”
Wu Zhangkong quivered in trepidation. The rage on his face subsided as he lowered his head. The scenes from the past swept rapidly past his mind.
He once made the choice to compromise, but he did not brace for the suffering. If he had risked his life, Bing’er would still be with him. It was because of his moment of cowardice, he continually made mistakes which eventually ended in tragedy.
The teenagers were facing more than just a competition. They were facing a taxing trial of their willpower. They could only depend on themselves to decide how far they could go.
Tang Wulin was at the forefront with Yue Zhengyu in his arms, while his comrades followed behind as they walked out of the arena. The competition’s organizer dispatched army troops to safeguard them all the way back to the hotel.
Throughout the journey to the hotel, Tang Wulin and his comrades did not utter a word. Everyone was very quiet. It was silent as the grave.
They sent Yue Zhengyu back to the room. Xie Xie volunteered to care for Yue Zhengyu. Despite their frequent tiffs, Xie Xie’s eyes were red with sorrow.
“Captain!” Everyone looked toward Tang Wulin in unison as they walked along the hotel’s corridor.
Tang Wulin raised his head slowly and spoke with a subdued voice, “Are all of you afraid?”
“Afraid my ass!” Xie Xie roared in rage.
Tang Wulin continued, “Zhengyu had devoted all his effort. At least, he allowed us to see how powerful the opponent is. Perhaps, there is no way for us to defeat him. But, we will never give up without fighting to the end.”
Ye Xinglan’s eyes were shimmering. “I’m looking forward to the day when I meet him.”
Yuanen Yehui took a deep breath. “I like this kind of opponent.”
Xie Xie swayed his arm with a cold-eyed stare. “Kill him!”
Xu Xiaoyan did not say a word but bit her lower lips.
Gu Yue spoke glumly, “Then, we shall all return to cultivate. We shall rely on our innate powers to leave the audience at a loss for words.
Tang Wulin’s gaze was burning with a fighting will. “We will always stand tall no matter what.”
Yue Zhengyu’s loss did not make them lose their morale. Yue Zhengyu did not admit defeat throughout the fight. He fought till the last moment.
Even though he lost the match, he did not lose his spirit.
The Mountain Dragon King martial soul might have terrified the audience, but it definitely aroused the fighting spirit of Shrek Academy.
Only such an opponent was capable of uniting and motivating them to cultivate persistently and improve their abilities.
It was a victory that suppressed the entire scene, a display of the Mountain Dragon King martial soul’s terror that ignited the sentiment of Star Luo City.
The media giants of Star Luo Empire competed against one another in reporting the event. All negative political views were muted and Monster Academy was put on a pedestal instantly.
Long Yue’s Mountain Dragon King martial soul was not considered a beast soul to some extent, but it was a territory-type martial soul. All sorts of experts in Star Luo Continent soul masters’ world carried out assessments that titled Long Yue as a rare extraordinary talent. He had been elevated to the peak and was recognized as the powerhouse with the highest possibility to reach Godhood. After all, he was only twenty years old!
Tang Wulin was cultivating in his room when suddenly someone knocked on the door. He frowned slightly, stood up, and opened the door.
“Xinglan?” Tang Wulin was astonished to find Ye Xinglan standing outside the door.
Ye Xinglan was not being courteous either as she stepped into his room.
“Captain, I have something to discuss with you,” Ye Xinglan spoke in a low voice.
Tang Wulin nodded. “Go ahead.”
Ye Xinglan said, “I’ve discussed with Lizhi and we’ve decided to forfeit the following two-on-two match. I’m also forgoing the one-on-one match as well.”
“Huh. Why?” Tang Wulin asked in astonishment.
Ye Xinglan replied, “I’ve decided to devote all my effort into producing battle armors. I don’t know how many I can produce during this period, but I’ll be producing it specifically for you. I’ll produce as many as I can to elevate your power.”
Tang Wulin spoke anxiously, “How’re you going to do that? Xinglan, your individual power…”
Ye Xinglan raised her hand to stop him from continuing further. She shook her head and answered, “I know what you want to say, but please listen to me first. Yes, I’m confident of myself, but you also saw the battle between Yue Zhengyu and Long Yue today. Even though we refuse to admit it, we are not at the same level as Long Yue. I’ve never been dejected before, but I’m not going to be blinded by arrogance. I’ve the most pieces of battle armors, so my overall power is no weaker than yours. But, your situation is different from mine. Your bloodline is inherently suppressive toward dragon-type martial souls. I can’t be certain if you’re able to suppress his martial soul, but this is our only chance. There’s still some time from now till the next match. I’ll help you to forge some battle armors with Xu Lizhi’s assistance. We should be able to complete a few more pieces that will elevate your overall power. Only then do we stand a chance when you fight against him.”
“These days, your elevation is obvious to everyone especially the second evolution of your martial soul. You’re the one who has the highest possibility among us to create miracles. Rather than allowing everyone to fight blindly, why don’t we focus on what everyone can contribute toward you? Only then do we stand a chance.”
Tang Wulin was silent. Even though he refused to admit it, he agreed with Ye Xinglan’s assessment of Long Yue.
It was true that they were not at the same level as Long Yue. It would be difficult to defeat him even if they were all of the same rank. Moreover, he had two soul rings more than all of them.
They had only witnessed the surface of Long Yue’s power during the battle with Yue Zhengyu. Shrek Academy’s contingent had not seen the extent of Long Yue’s power. No one from Shrek Academy could stand a chance fighting such a powerful opponent in a one-on-one match.
“Xinglan is right!” Gu Yue’s voice echoed. Tang Wulin had forgotten to close the door, so she walked straight into the room and closed the door behind her.
Ye Xinglan looked toward Gu Yue and nodded.
Gu Yue walked to Ye Xinglan’s side and looked at Tang Wulin. She spoke knowingly, “You asked me about your Golden Dragon King bloodline and Long Yue’s Mountain Dragon King bloodline’s relative merits today, no? So, I’m going to tell you now.”
“Actually, the most important part that determines whether Xinglan’s sacrifice is worthy is your ability to suppress the other dragon-type martial soul’s bloodline, whether your bloodline suppression is effective on Long Yue.”
Tang Wulin nodded. It was true. There was only his martial soul which was capable of exercising a certain amount of suppression toward Long Yue. Therefore, their effort in cultivating would be meaningful, otherwise, it would be a complete waste.
Gu Yue continued talking, “The Mountain Dragon King held a lofty position in the Dragon Clan. But, do you know about the Golden Dragon King’s origin? The Golden Dragon King didn’t exist in the Dragon Clan initially. The Dragon God was at the top of the Dragon Clan. The Dragon God was born during the creation of the world. He was the most ancient God, the originator of all beast-type Gods.”
“The Dragon God was arrogant by nature. After humankind created the Divine Realm, it entered the Divine Realm as well. It relied on its power to reign over the divine beasts in the Divine Realm. The nine sons of the Dragon God that were also the Nine Great Dragon Kings descended to all the planets so they could pass down the legacy. They were the Dragon God’s direct line of descendants and were also real dragons.”