The path was narrow and both of them were walking directly at each other's directions. Tang Wulin had seen her so it was natural that she had also seen Tang Wulin.
As they made eye contact, both of them were shocked.
Tang Wulin was very far away on the shore earlier. Moreover, he did not use the Purple Demon Eyes so he did not see very clearly at that time. At this exact moment, they were within reach of each other when they faced each other. When Tang Wulin saw the maiden's facial appearance, he blurted out, "Na'er?"
The silver-haired maiden was stunned as she stared at Tang Wulin. Initially, she was bewildered, but a layer of moisture slowly gradually rose in her eyes.
"Oh!" she suddenly shouted. Tang Wulin had yet to react to the situation when she had already dived straight into his arms.
'Na'er, it's Na'er! It's Na'er!'
Tang Wulin's heart was quivering. It did not occur to him that he would find someone he lost by chance after traveling far and wide in search of her. The maiden who was so familiar to him, and also so exquisite, was actually Na'er.
Na'er was only six years old when she left in those days. Na'er was still a girl back then while the current Na'er should have already exceeded twelve years of age. The changes in a growing girl from six years old to twelve years old were huge. This resulted in Tang Wulin's failure to recognize her the first time he saw her.
However, they still spent a few years living together when they were young after all. Tang Wulin was all too familiar with Na'er's appearance and her scent.
He called out to her in an attempt to confirm his suspicion, his attempt was surprisingly a success. It was truly Na'er!
Na'er held Tang Wulin tightly. Her slender body was trembling slightly from the excitement.
"Bro-brother, is it really you? Is it really you?" Na'er was hopping and jumping about in excitement.
Tang Wulin's level of excitement was no less than hers! He was living from place to place alone on the outside all these years. He was tough and brave, but in the depth of his heart, the deepest agony that haunted him was his family.
Na'er and his parents left. He became a solitary man, and he became an orphan.
At this moment, he finally met Na'er again. His sister was back. What else could make him even happier than this?
Na'er had truly grown up. Her figure was slim and slender. She was no longer the chubby and pretty little girl. Her height had already exceeded one point six meters. She was a twelve-year-old maiden that looked as if she was thirteen or fourteen years old.
Most importantly, she still remembered him, her own brother!
The two people's excitement only gradually calmed down after a long while.
Na'er glanced at Tang Wulin with a face filled with surprise. "Brother, why are you here?"
Tang Wulin answered, "I'm an outer court student of Shrek Academy! How about you? I learned from Teacher Wu that you're the Sea God Pavilion Master's disciple? I thought your martial soul did not awake in the beginning?"
Na'er wiped away the tears in her eyes. "Brother, tell me about yourself first. How did you get through all these years?"
Tang Wulin's eyes reddened immediately upon listening to her question. Life truly was not easy for him over these years!
He immediately told her all about his encounters after Na'er left. Na'er also frowned when she learned that his parents had left without any reason.
The sky was already dark when Tang Wulin was done telling his story.
"How about you, Na'er?" Tang Wulin asked, deeply concerned.
At the same time, the soul communicator on his body suddenly rang. Tang Wulin picked up the communicator and saw that it was Wu Zhangkong calling.
"Teacher Wu." Tang Wulin hastily picked up the communicator.
"Come back quickly," Wu Zhangkong spoke with an icy cold voice.
"Yes," Tang Wulin responded. He truly wished that he could chat with Na'er for the entire night! However, this was the Sea God's Island. It was the holiest place in Shrek Academy.
"Na'er, I have to leave now. My grandteacher is His Majesty Scarlet Dragon Douluo Zhuo Shi. I'm going to set a time for us to meet tomorrow. Do you think it's alright for me listen to your story then?"
"Yes," Na'er answered cutely as she nodded.
Tang Wulin opened his arms and held his sister again. He set a time and place for tomorrow's meeting with Na'er before he left in a rush.
Na'er stood at the same spot and gazed affectionately after her brother's departing figure. She watched as Tang Wulin's shadow gradually disappeared, and she could not help but pout as she muttered to herself, "Brother!"
Tang Wulin returned to Zhuo Shi's small building. Wu Zhangkong did not speak to him about anything in particular. He only gave him permission to rest earlier.
For so many years, Tang Wulin never lost sleep ever since he began cultivating. However, sleep seemed to be eluding him tonight. He could not even enter the meditative state.
He did not dream that he would meet Na'er in Shrek Academy, and even less so, on the Sea God's Island. To his surprise, Na'er had already become the Sea God Pavilion Master's official heir. She should be the first among the Shrek Academy's students.
Na'er was capable of becoming a soul master too. Tang Wulin was truly happy for her from the bottom of his heart. However, he did not understand how Na'er, whose martial soul did not even awaken back then, would suddenly become so powerful.
Na'er's emergence ignited his yearning for his parents. 'Father, mother, I've found Na'er, but where are the both of you?'
The next morning, Tang Wulin continued to cultivate Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens under Zhuo Shi's guidance. He finally regained some spirit after a long night of pondering. However, he was still very concerned about his meeting with Na'er in the afternoon.
By the time Tang Wulin arrived at the place they met yesterday, Na'er was already there waiting for him.
Tang Wulin stared into Na'er's silver eyes and could not help asking, "Na'er, the color of your eyes are different from the past! How did it become this?"
Na'er smiled. "It has been like this ever since my martial soul awakened. Brother, I'm very sorry for leaving without bidding you farewell at that time. It was my family member who found me, and they took me away."
Tang Wulin felt a jolt in his heart. "You found your family members?"
Na'er nodded. "They found me and brought me back to the family. They also held a ceremony. Shortly after, my martial soul had awakened."
Tang Wulin asked, "What happened after that?"
Na'er answered, "My family sent me here when I was eight. I formally acknowledged teacher as my teacher and began cultivating. I've been staying here ever since then. My encounter is far less interesting than yours though. I truly miss you!"
Tang Wulin could sense that there was something else that Na'er was subconsciously hiding from him. However, he chose not to inquire too much. There was no need for him to ask for too much. Since Na'er was brought away by her family, anything else that happened was certainly related to her family members.
"It's great that you found your family. I miss you very much too."
Na'er stepped forward and held Tang Wulin's hand on her own accord. She pressed his palm against her delicate and soft cheek as she softly asked, "Brother, when are you going to buy me something good to eat?"
It was only a simple sentence yet Tang Wulin's heart melted instantly. "Brother is going to bring you to buy some now. Is that alright?"
"Yup!" Na'er chuckled.
Tang Wulin pulled Na'er's hand along as they headed straight to the lake. He requested for Wu Zhangkong's permission to leave in the afternoon, he had told him that he had some matters to deal with.
They boarded the boat. There was a paddle on the boat. Tang Wulin made sure Na'er was sitting well before he paddled the boat. The small boat glided across the surface of the lake and headed straight for the shore.
Na'er sat in the boat. She used her hands to support her cheeks as she stared at Tang Wulin with a sweet and beautiful smile on her face.
Tang Wulin glanced back at her. A smile was etched on his face too. He felt warm and fuzzy in his heart when he looked at his sister. It finally felt like he was home again. Tang Wulin would always regard Na'er as his family even if she had already found her family members.
They went ashore. Tang Wulin brought Na'er along as they left the inner court.
Tang Wulin had been studying in Shrek Academy for one semester. He was slightly familiar with Shrek City so he guided Na'er as they headed straight to his favorite snack street.
Meanwhile, in the outer court of Shrek Academy. Outside of the working student's dormitory.
"Speed, your absolute speed is still too slow. Moreover, you must pay attention to your method when you're using your strength. You must fuse the speed into your strength. Your hands and body must be one as you strike. This is what we call 'one with the sword'. Only by doing so will you be able to flood the speed into your attack."
"Every time you attack, if you want an instant kill, you'll need to fuse all of your attacking ability into the attack. Your force, speed, strength, martial soul, soul skill, chance, accumulation, and everything else are essential to this one strike."
Xie Xie felt a rush impulsiveness as he listened to Liang Xiaoyu's narration. He felt like he was on the cusp of enlightenment. Liang Xiaoyu's narration had completely opened up a brand new door for him.
Shrek Academy was very particular about allowing its students to explore on their own. The teachers led the students into the sect, but the cultivation process depended on the individual's effort. Students could ask questions when they needed to, but they still needed to spend some contribution points for profound questions. No one had ever given him a detailed explanation like Liang Xiaoyu did!
Xie Xie understood his problem very well. His attack was genuinely inadequate. If his attacking ability did not improve, he would never be able to make a difference in the battleground no matter how fast he was.
He had never before wielded the full formidable force of Light Dragon Dagger and Shadow Dragon Dagger.
Liang Xiaoyu continuously demonstrated to Xie Xie as he explained so that Xie Xie could experience the secret knowledge that he was teaching him on a deeper level.