The Legend of the Dragon King
Chapter 760 - Why Would You Pick Me?
Chapter 760: Why Would You Pick Me?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
However, for some unknown reason, after the battle he went through just now, he felt a stirring in his heart when he sensed Xu Mi’er’s strong character. This was his first time meeting a peer who was more imposing than he was, and it was a female to boot.
Tang Yinmeng smiled. “Congratulations, Mi’er. You’ve finally found the one suitable for you. We’ll continue to draw lots. The next one is, hmm, Wu Siduo.”
Wu Siduo’s lotus leaf drifted out slowly. Her gaze was wandering.
She looked at the boys who were far away, and she looked at the peerless beauty beside Tang Wulin. She clenched her teeth as she urged her lotus leaf onward. It broke the waves and moved straight toward Tang Wulin’s side.
She did not ask a question, nor did she raise a request. She simply urged her lotus leaf to the other side of Tang Wulin and stood there.
Tang Wulin looked at Wu Siduo with shock. “You…”
Wu SIduo raised her head and met his gaze. “What about me?”
Tang Wulin could hardly smile. “Why did you pick me?”
Wu Siduo said, “Why can’t I pick you?”
Tang Wulin could find no words to retort. In this segment, the girls had absolute priority.
Wu Siduo lowered her head, nobody knew what she was thinking about.
Without question, among the girls, Wu Siduo held her own in terms of personality and appearance. The only shortcoming was that Na’er had picked Tang Wulin before she did. Compared to Na’er, she was not far behind. Even so, she showed her courage in picking Tang Wulin after Na’er.
The other girls all had their choices and questions. The fourth segment had picked up pace after the great fight between Xu Mi’er and Long Yue.
However, some of the older girls chose to withdraw from this segment of the festival. Since there was still the final segment, they could not leave the date festival as they had not picked anyone They had to wait until the final segment was over. The boys could only regain their priority in the final segment and express their love toward the person they liked.
It was finally the turn of Her Highness the princess of Star Luo Empire.
Dai Yun’er’s lotus leaf drifted outward slowly. Her gaze had lingered on Tang Wulin. “Brother Three,” she called out softly.
Tang Wulin looked at her. He silently cursed his fate.
A faint mist filled Dai Yun’er’s eyes. “Brother Three, you must know that I’ve been looking for you for a long, long time. They said that you were dead, that it was impossible for you to leave the small world. But, I’ve always believed that you wouldn’t die. Throughout the past three years, I’ve been searching high and low for you. When the good news from Tang Sect reached me saying that you’ve returned, I immediately rushed to Shrek Academy just to see you. For you, I’m even willing to forfeit my status as a princess. I cannot forget all that we’ve been through in Dragon Valley. What I want to ask you is, do you like me?”
“I…” Tang Wulin opened his mouth, but his tongue was tied. He did not know how to respond to her.
As far as ‘like’ went, he definitely had some feelings for her. However, if he uttered the word ‘like’ right now, it bore a different meaning with the ‘like’ he felt under normal circumstances.
Dai Yun’er smiled sweetly. “I know that you like me.” After she said this, her lotus leaf drifted out. She went straight toward Tang Wulin.
‘When did I say that?’ Tang Wulin was at a loss whether to laugh or cry.
Dai Yun’er came before Tang Wulin. When she saw that the spots on both his sides were already occupied by Na’er and Wu Siduo, she maneuvered her lotus leaf to stop in front of Tang Wulin. Then, she turned around nimbly.
“Now, there can only be me in your eyes.”
The sound of knuckles cracking came from the side.
Tang Wulin turned to look in the direction of the sound. He saw Long Yue looking at him with a fierce glare. Long Yue had a similar response as him when he thought that Na’er would pick Long Yue earlier.
“What? Don’t tell me you want to eat at the bowl while looking at the pot?” Xu Mi’er sounded cold. Without anyone noticing, there was already a hand cannon in her hands. She stuck the barrel on Long Yue’s waist.
Long Yue looked at her. He was unsure whether to laugh or cry. “What’re you doing?”
Xu Mi’er replied, “What do you think I’m doing?”
The situation was slightly awkward. Tang Wulin was not enjoying this either! Dai Yun’er was In front while Na’er and Wu Siduo were on both his flanks. He had never thought that he would face such a situation at the Sea God Lake Date Festival.
“Next, Yuanen Yehui. It’s time for you to choose, junior.”
When he heard the name, Xie Xie tensed up instantly. Even Tang Wulin’s gaze became focused. He was much taller than Dai Yun’er, so, it did not affect his field of vision although Dai Yun’er stood in front of him.
It was Yuanen’s turn. Having not met them for more than three years, Tang Wulin was unsure of any development between Yuanen Yehui and Xie Xie. However, from Xie Xie’s previous performance, he could tell that Xie Xie had not succeeded yet. If Xie Xie could still not make Yuanen change her mind, he was afraid of what the future would hold.
With the lesson learned from Yue Zhengyu’s misfortune before this, Tang Wulin did not have high hopes for Xie Xie, especially with the one-sided relationship between Xie Xie and Yuanen.
The lotus leaf under Yuanen Yehui’s feet glided out slowly. She looked as calm as ever. Her long red hair fell freely onto her shoulders. Under the night sky, she appeared mysterious and alluring.
Xie Xie currently felt his mouth parched and his tongue scorched. He was a nervous wreck. He had admired her for so many years and finally confessed his feelings for her in front of such a large audience. If she still did not pick him, he would have to call it quits.
“I’ve said it before.” When Yuanen spoke, Xie Xie’s body shuddered.
“I’ve told you this a long time ago. If you want to be with me, then you must first defeat me. So, come defeat me, and I’ll pick you.” Yuanen Yehui looked at Xie Xie with keen sparkling eyes.
Xie Xie’s entire body shook. He drew a deep breath. He kept inhaling until his lungs were about to burst from overexpansion. Then, he slowly let the air inside his chest out.
He never expected things to turn out this way. ‘Is she choosing to reject me using this method?’ A self-mocking expression appeared on Xie Xie’s face.
They knew each other too well. They knew each other so well that they could read the backs of each other’s hands. There had always been this gap in their abilities and skills between Yuanen Yehui and himself. This gap was never reduced. Even after he had worked hard with all his might, he barely managed to keep up with her.
‘Is she planning on humiliating me in front of everyone today? To make me give up the idea of pursuing her completely?’
‘Bring it on!’
At this moment, Xie Xie was ready to risk everything. He had to carry on this fight no matter what. His body no longer shuddered, his gaze had become determined. Even if he lost, it had to be in her hands.
Xie Xie drew a deep breath and said loudly, “Alright!”
His lotus leaf drifted. He urged his lotus leaf on, and he moved to the front of the boys. A faint glow shone in his eyes.
Yuanen Yehui snorted. A glow flashed behind her. Her pair of wings unfurled instantly. It was the Fallen Angel martial soul!
Circles of soul rings rose from under her feet. Two purples and three blacks. Without question, after cultivating for the past three years, she had strengthened her soul rings greatly in the Spirit Pagoda.
Similarly, circles of soul rings shone underneath Xie Xie’s feet. Four purples and one black. In terms of soul ring strength, he was still weaker than Yuanen Yehui.
Yuanen Yehui flapped her wings. Her body descended from the skies like black lightning which shot toward Xie Xie. The second soul ring on her body shone brightly, the Shadow Demon Sword materialized out of thin air and she grasped it.
Xie Xie’s hand flickered with golden light, the Light Dragon Dagger appeared. Faced with Yuanen Yehui’s descent from the skies, his body swayed slightly.
Although it was only a slight movement, it gave off an illusory feeling to anyone who was looking. The onlookers could not focus and catch sight of his figure.
Long Yue and Dai Yun’er looked on seriously. Whether it was Yuanen Yehui or Xie Xie, they were both their opponents once. Three years had gone by, they had grown significantly themselves. What about their opponents? How much have they grown?
Tang Wulin also looked on seriously. He did not have the slightest regret of not being able to cultivate his soul power for three years. Instead, he was contented burying dragon bones in the dragon graveyard during that period. He was just curious how wide the gap was between him and his companions in their cultivation.
Yuanen Yehui’s Shadow Demon Sword suddenly enlarged with a dark purplish glow which reflected off the lake’s surface making it a peculiar sight to behold.
All of a sudden, Xie Xie’s body shot into the skies like a dragon. He became one with his dagger. Amidst a soft dragon’s roar, with the Light Dragon Dagger as a point, he shot up like a whirlwind. He had surprisingly chosen to take the Shadow Demon Sword head on.
“Ding!” Amidst the crisp sound, the two figures headed in different directions. Yuanen Yehui flapped her wings and rose higher into the skies whereas Xie Xie who had transformed into a golden dragon flew horizontally.
Light Illusion Dragon, Xie Xie had unleashed his fourth soul skill the moment the fight commenced. However, he was only on par with Yuanen Yehui’s second soul skill.