The air erupted with countless explosions. It was as though every one of the glowing collisions caused a tiny crack in space itself. However, the dark gold barrier remained unaffected.
At that moment, the huge man waved his right hand. His right arm had suddenly become muscular while his hand was growing at an astounding rate. Five shining dark gold orbs seemed like they were going to tear heaven and earth apart.
As soon as he attacked, the imposing manner that he was gathering dissipated while the distance between them was covered instantly.
With the cultivation base of an evil soul master, she was shocked to find that she could not get out of range straight away.
'What kind of skill does this person have?'
In a flash, a bright red glow lit up on her forehead; the countless bloody eyes in the sky were recalled and swiftly swarmed into her body.
Her entire being was covered in blood-red armor. This armor bore no fancy patterns, only vicious bloody eyes dazzled upon it.
Immediately, the evil soul master's imposing manner skyrocketed. A pair of flaps opened on her back, resembling gigantic bat wings, blood red like her armor. As she flapped her wings, a crimson glimmer emanated; the red sword in her hand slashed a thin blood-like trail across the sky.
A massive blast could be heard all around. From the center of the collision, the terrifying explosion shot up into the clouds. The very sky was torn apart by the overwhelming force of the two soul power waves.
A scarlet silhouette catapulted out from the within the deep. The figure flew hundreds of meters straight out before landing on the ground. Five wounds neatly striped across the breastplate she wore. Had it not been for her armor, she might have been completely torn apart.
"You... you're a Limit Douluo?"
The evil soul master's voice could not remain calm anymore.
She herself was a three-word battle armor master and as well as a Hyper Douluo! With the armor, her cultivation base was near to that of a Limit Douluo. On the other hand, her opponent managed to defeat her without having to put on any battle armor at all. That had proven one thing - the person was a Limit Douluo. A true Limit Douluo.
Although battle armor could elevate an evil soul master to the same level as a Limit Douluo, there were differences when compared to a true Limit Douluo. It was a world that operated on a divine level.
Even with battle armor, it was never really possible to reach such a level. Only people who had achieved a significant amount in their cultivation base would be able to open the door into that world.
At that point, the bloody-eyed evil soul master no longer cared about the power Tang Wulin could grant her and she rolled herself onto the floor. In an instant, her body completely transformed into glowing red stripes and shot out everywhere.
Rather than escaping toward one specific direction, the glowing bands scattered every which way. Just like that, the evil soul master had disappeared and was nowhere to be seen.
Surprisingly, the enormous man did not chase after her. Instead, he walked slowly toward Tang Wulin and Gu Yue. His right arm slowly shrank back to its initial size, while the five blades that had extended from his fingers retracted.
He only stopped walking when he arrived before Gu Yue.
At that moment, Gu Yue sat up from the ground. Yes, she sat up right away.
"Miss," the man said respectfully with one knee on the ground.
"Hmm." Gu Yue gave a short response and stood up. She walked to Tang Wulin and squatted down slowly. Gently, she caressed his face.
A gentle spark of light emanated from her and entered Tang Wulin's cheek, causing the swelling to heal.
The massive warrior stood straight as an arrow, but he did not ask anything. His eyes, like yellow crystals, showed no sign of emotion at all.
"Are you curious as to why I didn't let you kill that evil soul master?"
Although Gu Yue faced Tang Wulin, she asked the man.
"Yes," he replied simply.
"'The enemy of my enemy is my friend'. We should use whatever we have at our disposal. You can leave now." Gu Yue waved her hand.
"Yes," the hulking figure responded once more before turning around and walking slowly into the darkness.
Shadow fell upon them. Night had come.
Gu Yue sat by Tang Wulin, gazing at him dreamily. Only sometime later did she walk to Tang Wulin and lay down. She leaned her body into his embrace.
"Woah! This is too much!" Zhen Hua's face was ghastly pale.
Mu Ye peered at him. "They're fine, I've checked their bodies thoroughly. But it seems like Heaven Dou City might be dangerous now. Have you reported this incident to the federation? It's best that you inform Shrek Academy as well."
"Yes," Zhen Hua nodded and calmed himself down.
"Fortunately, they're alright, but looking at the condition of the scene, it appears as though there was a fight between masters. Furthermore, the elemental wave in the air was incredibly powerful. This was most certainly a fight between Hyper Douluo level experts. That evil soul master must have escaped. Could it have been people from Shrek Academy who were there?" Mu Ye asked Zhen Hua.
Zhen Hua shook his head. "It couldn't be. I've asked Shrek. I'll send them back myself after Wulin wakes up. It seems like this boy has been targeted by the evil soul master as well. Don't let him leave the academy arbitrarily in the future. Evil soul masters won't dare to create trouble within Shrek. Shrek has that 'certain someone' protecting the place after all."
Tang Wulin felt a sense of warmth inside himself when he woke up from unconsciousness. It was an indescribable, comforting sensation.
As soon as he sat up, he subconsciously touched his cheeks and chest. He then looked at the decorations around the room.
'I'm still alive?'
That was his first response. He then quickly checked his body. His blood was still there, no longer being drained.
A sense of excitement and joy spread all over him.
There was no pain or discomfort in his body at all. Swiftly, he got off the bed and went to the window, pulling back the curtain to take a look outside.
'Isn't this the Blacksmith Association?' It was only then that he realized he was now in safe hands.
The last thing he could remember was the moment when the evil soul master tossed him out. He faintly recalled the deep voice of a man speaking at that point. It must have been that person who threatened the evil soul master.
'But who was that? Was he the one that saved us?'
With many questions on his mind, Tang Wulin pushed open the door and bumped into Zhen Hua just as he was about to enter the room.
"You're awake?" Zhen Hua lifted his hand and pressed it against Tang Wulin's chest to check his physical condition. The boy was in high spirits now.
Tang Wulin said in excitement, "Uncle-master!"
He managed to survive! How could his heart not be filled with excitement and joy when he saw Zhen Hua again?
Zhen Hua sighed, "It's your uncle-master's fault that you've had to bear such a great risk. I didn't expect the evil soul master to really linger around."
Tang Wulin said, "Uncle-master, was it you who saved us? Where's Gu Yue? How's she now?"
"She's fine. She's resting in the other room. It wasn't I that saved the two of you. By the time we arrived there, both of you were lying on the ground and the evil soul master was gone. Do you remember what happened?"
Tang Wulin described what had befallen him earlier.
"Suck your blood? It seems like that's an evil soul master who uses blood as her cultivation source," Mu Ye walked toward them from the other direction.
"Uncle Ye." Tang Wulin was even more relieved when he saw him.
Zhen Hua said, "You guys should be going to class today, am I right? You've missed your morning class. If you're up to it, let me take the both of you back to the academy."
Zhen Hua had his own private high-altitude flying car which could reach extremely high speeds. It was much faster than the average mecha.
Tang Wulin looked at Gu Yue while sitting at the back of the car.
"I'm sorry for getting you into trouble," Tang Wulin said softly to her.
Gu Yue shook her head.
"Are you alright? Are there any hidden injuries on your body?" Tang Wulin asked her gently.
"I'm fine." Gu Yue shook her head again.
Tang Wulin attempted to ask more, but Gu Yue placed her palm to his and held onto his hand.
Without knowing why, Tang Wulin felt at peace as soon as her rather cold little hand held onto his.
The two of them did not say anything, while Zhen Hua who was in front was clearly gloomy. Although he did not speak much about the incident, Tang Wulin could clearly feel the anger he was suppressing.
The high-altitude flying car's speed was fast, much faster than that of Tang Wulin's mecha. What surprised Tang Wulin was that Zhen Hua's flying car did not only fly directly into Shrek City but straight toward Shrek Academy. It landed slowly as they arrived outside of the academy entrance.
"Wulin, this is for you. Go to class now." Zhen Hua turned around and gave Tang Wulin a ring. It was different from his first spatial ring. This ring had a magical jade green color, and it bore a silver stone. It had the appearance of a rich life source that was ready to blossom and looked oddly beautiful.
Tang Wulin tried it on and found that it fit nicely on the little finger of his left hand.
"Uncle-master, this is…"