"Come here, my love. Let's sleep." Huo Yuhao threw all his worries aside and gestured to Wang Dong'er.
Wang Dong'er blushed and asked, "Are you not cultivating anymore?"
Huo Yuhao blinked, then replied, "I feel like skiving today."
Wang Dong'er said, "I feel that your mindset has changed greatly after your injuries."
Huo Yuhao smiled and replied, "When I opened my eyes that day and saw you again, I suddenly realized that this world is actually very beautiful. Life is very fragile and valuable. However, it's short. It lasts less than a hundred years. I want to spend as much time with you as I can and feel your gentleness."
Wang Dong'er was stunned for a moment. She removed her outer coat and switched off the light before crawling underneath the blanket. She got close to Huo Yuhao's body. As Huo Yuhao's lower limbs and left arm contained the chill of Ultimate Ice, she only stuck close to his upper body.
Huo Yuhao hugged her soft and petite figure. He kissed her forehead and suddenly said, "What do you think Meng Hongchen would think if she found out that her crush is currently lying in my arms and was even given a peck on her forehead?"
Wang Dong'er lifted her head and looked at him with a mysterious gaze. She muttered, "She would think of… castrating you!"
Huo Yuhao's butt clenched, and he felt a chill around his groin.
It was the second day of the tournament. The atmosphere was still as tense as the first day. After five rounds, six people were already gravely injured, and two people had already died. This showed how intense the competition was.
"Next round, The Tang Sect versus the Earthdragon Sect. Both sides, please enter the waiting area. The first competing member from each side, please come up on stage."
They were about to fight. Everyone from the Tang Sect became extremely focused. Six people stood up. They were He Caitou, Xu Sanshi, Jiang Nannan, Xiao Xiao, Wang Dong'er and Na Na.
Wang Dong'er went behind Huo Yuhao's wheelchair and pushed him into the waiting area.
"What?" On the main stage, Xu Tianran focused his gaze. "Why is there someone in a wheelchair?"
No matter how ambitious Xu Tianran was, he was still very young. He was very eager to watch this tournament. He had sat on the main stage all day yesterday and watched all the fights that went on. He also came with Ju Zi and his officials early this next day to watch the second day of fights.
He was in a wheelchair himself. When he saw someone in a wheelchair going to compete, it naturally caught his attention.
Ju Zi's attention turned in the direction where Xu Tianran was looking. As she was too far away, she could only roughly see who it was. Furthermore, only Huo Yuhao's profile could be seen. However, she had a feeling that something was going to happen. It was a feeling that came for no reason.
All seven of the Tang Sect's competing members entered the waiting area. Xu Sanshi asked, "Yuhao, do you really want to fight?"
Huo Yuhao nodded slightly and said, "It's the best way of concealing our overall abilities. Even if someone finds out, he won't know what level your cultivations are at. Don't worry, I know what I'm doing."
Xu Sanshi nodded and didn't say anything else. Wang Dong'er bit her lips and pushed Huo Yuhao onto the stage.
All the spectators were already cheering at this moment. A cripple in a wheelchair had actually appeared on the big stage where soul masters and soul engineers exhibited their abilities. This was beyond their expectations.
Those who had seen Huo Yuhao before were also shocked. They initially thought Huo Yuhao wasn't a competitor, but who knew that he would the first to compete? This was completely unimaginable.
Even the referee was a little dumbfounded. He quickly walked over and doubtfully asked, "What's going on, Tang Sect team? Are you sending a cripple to compete?"
Wang Dong'er answered, "Who says he's a cripple?" She hated it when others called Huo Yuhao a cripple.
The referee thought to himself, "Why is he in a wheelchair if he's not a cripple? Is this some kind of trick?"
"I'm just ascertaining whether you are sending him to compete first." The referee's expression also turned gloomy. To qualify as a referee, his cultivation wasn't weak either. He naturally wasn't bothered about these young people in front of him. Moreover, the Tang Sect wasn't that reputable. He didn't have to show them any face.
Huo Yuhao smiled and said, "That's right. I'm the one competing. Sorry for troubling you."
The referee furrowed his brow and didn't say anything else. He only nodded. On the other side, the Earthdragon Sect team's first competing member had also entered the stage. It was a youth with a very proportionate figure. He was also stunned when he saw Huo Yuhao. He mumbled, "The Tang Sect is really interesting - sending a cripple to compete!"
Wang Dong'er glared at him and said, "I've said that he's not a cripple."
The youth expressed the inner thoughts of the referee earlier. "If he's not a cripple, why is he in a wheelchair?"
"You…" Wang Dong'er was about to act up, but she was stopped by Huo Yuhao. He smiled and said, "Dong'er, you can go first."
Wang Dong'er held in her anger and looked at Huo Yuhao concernedly as she lowered her head. Huo Yuhao gave her a reassuring glance before she left the stage.
The referee said, "Since you should be clear on the tournament rules, I won't repeat them again. Please retreat to your positions. The fight will begin once I give the signal."
"Yes." Huo Yuhao smiled as he nodded at the referee. He pushed his wheelchair with one hand as he proceeded to one side of the stage.
"Hey!" The youth from the Earthdragon Sect shouted.
"Oh?" Huo Yuhao was confused as he turned to look at him, "Is something the matter?"
The youth replied, "Aren't you going to at least report your name?"
"Apologies, I forgot." Huo Yuhao gave an apologetic smile and said, "I'm Huo Yuhao. What about you?"
"My name is Xu Shenshu. Remember me, as I'm going to defeat you." After he finished speaking, he turned around. As his right foot stomped on the ground, he flew several tens of meters away and reached the opposite side of the stage.
"Haha." Huo Yuhao laughed. After this, he turned his wheelchair around and slowly pushed it to his own side.
Xu Shenshu was indeed inexperienced. He was blatantly telling Huo Yuhao that he was an assault-type soul master. Interesting.
Everyone's focus was on Huo Yuhao as he pushed his wheelchair. There were very few people who knew he was a part of the champion team in the last tournament. However, it was also these few people who were the important figures to watch in this edition of the tournament.
Xiao Hongchen furrowed his brow and asked his sister, "Meng, is he really crippled?"
Meng Hongchen nodded and replied, "I think so. Wang Dong's expression couldn't have been fake. Wang Dong was very furious then, and almost acted up. If I wasn't quick to change the topic, he would have thrashed me." As she spoke, she pouted her lips and revealed an indignant look on her face.
Xiao Hongchen sighed. "It's a pity then. I thought of fighting him properly in this tournament. According to grandpa, he should be my match. It's really a pity. It's difficult to find a good match!" As he spoke, he placed his hands behind his back and revealed a cold and arrogant look on his face as he looked at the stage.
Meng Hongchen snorted and said, "It's better that he's crippled. It's less trouble for us. This Earthdragon Sect is also stupid. They must be underestimating the Tang Sect. Can't they tell that those people in the waiting area are the main ones they have to beat?"
Xiao Hongchen chuckled and said, "This is called karma. Even though they can't possibly beat us in this tournament, they are still the reigning champions! They've actually been underestimated. Oh yes, Meng, you should stop finding Wang Dong. You should know that the two of you are impossible."
Meng Hongchen said furiously, "Why not? Why not? If he's willing to join the Sun Moon Empire, can't we be together? I don't care. If we meet the Tang Sect later on, you must not hurt him. Otherwise, I'll take your life."
Xiao Hongchen revealed a sad look on his face, "Girls always side with outsiders! We must meet them first. According to my investigation, the Earthdragon Sect isn't considered weak, even though they aren't that strong. Let's see what improvements this bunch from the Tang Sect have made. Why isn't Bei Bei here?"
Meng Hongchen shook her head and said, "I don't know. I'll ask someone to check it out when we return."
They weren't the only ones discussing the Tang Sect team. Princess Jiujiu and Princess Wei Na were also focused on Huo Yuhao at this point. They hadn't expected Huo Yuhao to be the first to compete on behalf of the Tang Sect. They were also interested to see how much energy he still had after he was crippled.
Xu Tianran gestured, and a middle-aged man came to him. The middle-aged man bowed and said, "Your Highness."
Xu Tianran said, "Go and find out the background of this guy in the wheelchair, and why he's here to compete even though he's in a wheelchair. If he wins the first round, ask someone to instruct the referee to preserve his life no matter what happens next."
"Yes." The middle-aged man acknowledged his words and quickly went on his way.
Ju Zi was in a daze now. She was even on the verge of tearing up.
It's him. It's him. Why is it him?
When Huo Yuhao turned his wheelchair around, Ju Zi saw his face clearly. She hadn't expected him to be the one in the wheelchair.