“Woah!” Tang Wulin cried out. “Lizhi, what are you doing? You scared me!”
“Nothing really.” Xu Lizhi smirked. “I was just waiting to see when you would wake up.”
Tang Wulin sat up in his bed, fighting against his body’s lack of strength. Fortunately, dizziness did not strike him this time.
“Are you hungry?” Xu Lizhi asked.
Tang Wulin subconsciously rubbed his belly. It felt so empty that he could swear he felt his spine on the other side just by poking it. “I’m starving.”
After devouring some pork buns, Tang Wulin let out a sigh of satisfaction. He felt much better.
“Did we win?” he asked.
Xu Lizhi nodded. “We won. We won in the overall competition as well. Everyone who competed was rewarded with a lot of contribution points. You should go with Gu Yue to visit Wu Zhangkong later. You know, I really can’t believe you two hid it so well. Seriously! A soul fusion skill! That’s amazing!”
Tang Wulin forced a smile. “Would you believe me if I told you that was our first time using it?”
Xu Lizhi stared at him with a dumbfounded look. “Your first time? No way!”
“I’m not lying! It really was our first time!”
“What was your first time?” Yuanen Yehui asked as she walked into the room with Xie Xie. Seeing Tang Wulin and Xu Lizhi together and hearing their mention of a “first time”, her expression contorted into a strange grimace.
Tang Wulin didn’t notice her expression. “We were talking about my soul fusion skill with Gu Yue! I honestly don’t know what happened. Were you guys hurt, Yuanen?”
Yuanen Yehui shook her head and stopped about five meters from Tang Wulin. “The Holy Spirit Douluo saved us. Listen. That attack of yours felt really strange. It was almost as if I were cut off from the rest of the world. Like the world itself was rejecting me. Did you guys really come up with it in the heat of battle?”
Tang Wulin smiled bitterly. “Do I need to make some sort of pledge for you to believe me?”
Yuanen Yehui snorted. “No, it’s fine. Just remember, you guys may have won this time, but you might not be as lucky the next. I’ll definitely pay you back.”
“Sounds great.” Tang Wulin chuckled.
“I’ll leave you to rest then. And once you’ve recovered, you can get back to forging.”
“You’re so selfish,” Tang Wulin said with a wry smile.
Yuanen Yehui waved goodbye then left.
Why was she acting so distant?Tang Wulin got an odd feeling from Yuanen Yehui. He didn’t know when it started, but he felt as if she were actively avoiding him.I’m not ugly… and she wasn’t like that when we first met.
“Don’t mind her, Wulin.” Xie Xie spoke up. “Cultivating is the only thing she’s got on her mind.”
Tang Wulin rolled his eyes. “Whose side are you on?”
The question caught Xie Xie unawares. “Yours, of course!”
“Why are you speaking up for her then?” Xu Lizhi asked.
Xie Xie glared at him. “I’m just stating the facts. What would you know? N