When the match on the other side was still in full swing, the semifinal match on this side was already over. It took less time than most had imagined.
Huo Yuhao and Wang Dong won again. Even with one person short, they still managed to advance from the top eight to the top 2.
Even though the match this time was short, they still lacked a member, which made it a hard match to win. If it were not for HaoDong Power, they wouldn’t have had any chance. If they had started a direct conflict, the winner could have been either team.
Huo Yuhao took advantage of the rules by using the teacher’s protection to avoid damage from the boomerang. But if there was no proctoring teacher? Wang Dong would have had to block the hit for him. In that situation, Huo Yuhao would not have been able to use Soul Assault against Zhou Sichen and the spirit beasts he had called out would have joined the battle. The outcome of such a situation would have been hard to tell.
The change in tactics, along with all four of Huo Yuhao’s spirit abilities, let them win this battle. However, their entire force had been revealed. Soul Assault had already appeared more than once. Their opponents in the future would have extra precautions against it.
The Freshman Examination’s investigations were only on the cultivation of battle spirits. But to the modern Spirit Master, real battles always require the use of Spirit Guidance Devices. Within Spirit Guidance Devices, there existed some powerful defensive ones. Many Battle Spirits’ advantages may become disadvantages.
But a win is still a win. Winning against Zhou Sichen’s trio, Team Huo Yuhao had officially entered the top two. They had also guaranteed themselves a reward.
The two of them did not wander but immediately left the Examination Area for the dormitory. The opponents for their last match was likely Freshman Class Five’s team with Dai Huabin as the leader. They still did not know if Xiao Xiao would be able to recover, but Huo Yuhao’s heart was already burning. This fight, he must win.
“Yuhao, what is up with you today? Do you know that Dai Huabin?” Asked Wang Dong the moment they had arrived back at the dorm. Huo Yuhao’s reaction after seeing Dai Huabin was too suspicious. The usually calm person almost lost control. How could this not make Wang Dong curious?
Huo Yuhao deeply inhaled. Hearing the words, Dai Huabin, his body started uncontrollably shaking again. He lowered his head and put both hands into his hair. Sitting on the bed, he slowly said with a hoarse voice, “Dai Huabin is the son of the White Tiger Duke. You should know about the White Tiger Duke.”
Wang Dong nodded and said, “Of course. The White Tiger Duke became a grand duke after the fall of the Star Luo Empire. It is a highly respected status. The White Tiger Duke’s lineage used to be the royal lineage of the Star Luo Empire. In a battle, a few thousand years ago, the Star Luo Empire had almost perished. It took the combined force of many great clans to keep it whole. At that time, the White Tiger Duke’s bloodline and talent had withered while his authority was extremely weakened. It had lost the respect for people to serve them. As a result, the White Tiger Duke abdicated in favor of someone worthier, giving the position of monarch to the commander who had put down the revolt, which is Star Luo Empire’s current royal family. When all’s said and done, the White Tiger Duke was formerly of the royal bloodline after all. He was conferred the hereditary title of grand duke, forever enjoying riches and honor.”
“The White Tiger Duke’s lineage still flows the blood of the former royalties. The White Tiger Battle Spirit that they inherited is an extremely powerful beast battle spirit. The leader of our Shrek Academy’s first Shrek Seven Devils, Evil Eyed White Tiger Dai Mubai, came from the White Tiger Duke’s bloodline. I didn’t expect that this Dai Huabin was actually a descendant of the White Tiger Duke.”
Wang Dong’s voice paused, his gaze directed straight at Huo Yuhao as he said: “Then, then you and Dai Huabin……”
Huo Yuhao said: “My mother was their family’s servant. I was fatherless since childhood. Mother worked at the White Tiger Duke’s mansion to raise me……” He didn’t say that he was actually also a son of the White Tiger Duke’s bloodline. In his heart, he had never acknowledged this father whom he had almost never seen. He hated this man who had ruined his mother’s entire life. He preferred to say that he was fatherless since childhood and was unwilling to admit his real identity. Apart from hiding his identity, everything else that he talked about was his own real experience. Speaking up to where his mother had been beaten till she was seriously injured because she had protected him and ultimately dying due to her illness flaring up, Huo Yuhao was sobbing to the point where he couldn’t speak.
“Bastard.” Wang Dong fiercely slapped the bed frame and stood up with a “whoosh”.
“What are you doing?” Huo Yuhao hurriedly grabbed him.
Wang Dong said: “Of course it’s to get revenge in your place. Go! We’re going right now.” He originally thought that Huo Yuhao had been born poor but only now did he find out that Huo Yuhao had experienced such torture. It was no wonder that he was so grave despite not being even twelve years old yet. He was much more steady than the people of his age and cultivated like his life depended on it.
Huo Yuhao stood up and pressed Wang Dong’s shoulders to make him sit down on top of the bed again. Rays of light continuously flashed in his eyes, “No, it won’t do. Now is still not the time to deal with him. This is Shrek Academy. First, we don’t have the power to do anything to him within the academy. The one thing the academy doesn’t allow are personal grudges. He is only one of the main culprits who caused my mother to die. I want to take revenge and it’s definitely not just him alone that I want to seek out. My enemy is the entire White Tiger Duke household. That’s why, I want to become strong. I want to become strong enough, to the point where I can stand against the White Tiger household and only then can I take revenge.”
Wang Dong looked at Huo Yuhao in amazement. He didn’t feel in the slightest that the behavior of the current Huo Yuhao for not going to take revenge was cowardly. On the contrary, he sensed the aura on his body emitting a burst of coldness.
The towering hatred that was momentarily bursting from Huo Yuhao seemed as if it couldn’t be washed away even by the water within the three rivers and five lakes. The hatred within his eyes was just that deep. The current him resembled a lion picking a person to devour, completely different from gentle and hardworking as usual.
An eleven year old child was actually able to take his hatred and keep it so deeply hidden while being able to recall it to such depth. It was obvious what he had experienced in his eleven years of life. This was definitely not something that could have accumulated in a day or two!
“Then, how do you plan on taking revenge?” The rage within Wang Dong’s eyes gradually cooled. He wiped away his tears and asked in a low voice.
Huo Yuhao shook his head, “The current me, in regards to the White Tiger Duke household, is merely an ant that can be casually stepped to death. The only thing I can do now is to become stronger and stronger. The White Tiger Duke household will continue to exist. After 10 years, 20 years, even 30 years or 50 years, eventually, there will be a day when I will seek them out. I will stop the inheritance of the White Tiger Duke’s bloodline.”
In this split second, an ominous glint radiated out from Huo Yuaho’s eyes. His eyes, because of that unforgettable hatred, had even turned red. It was also in that same moment that within his sea of consciousness, the gray bead slightly trembled. It caused Huo Yuhao to experience a moment of dizziness. His body swayed and it was only with Wang Dong supporting him that his body was able to steady himself.
Wang Dong thought that it was just him being too emotional. He absolutely couldn’t have imagined that there was such deep hatred hidden within Huo Yuhao’s heart.