For the best-dressed lady on Shrek Academy's side, Gu Yue and Xu Xiaoyan were both nominated in the primary selections . Yue Zhengyu, on the other hand, was nominated for two awards —the best dressed and the most handsome gentleman .
Among the ten prettiest ladies nominated, Gu Yue, Ye Xinglan, Xu Xiaoyan, and Lin Yuhan were all on the list .
Gu Yue's dance was too breathtaking . It was so breathtaking that she was still the crowd favorite although she paled slightly in the looks department .
Next came the voting session .
In the end, Tang Wulin won the best-dressed gentleman award along with the best dance award with Gu Yue . The award for best-dressed lady went to Gu Yue while the prettiest lady award went to someone they were unfamiliar with . It was a twenty-year-old lady from the Star Luo Empire . As for the winner of the most handsome gentleman award, the Icily Arrogant Prince Charming, sky ice and snow cold Wu Zhangkong impressively took it home!
When Wu Zhangkong went up the stage to receive the award, Tang Wulin could clearly see a hint of awkwardness flash across his eyes . He reckoned that it was the first time Teacher Wu had encountered a situation such as this . If it were not for Elder Cai's presence, he probably would not even go up the stage .
The prizes were actually nothing to shout about . They were just a few specialties from the Star Luo Empire . However, throughout these series of events, the relationship between the diplomatic corps from both continents was now noticeably friendlier .
"You're quite good at dancing . " Lin Yuhan walked up to Gu Yue . She said with a smile, "Congratulations on winning the award . "
Gu Yue replied with a smile, "You're not too bad yourself . "
The two girls locked eyes, and there seemed to be faint sparks shooting between them .
"Wulin, do you have time tomorrow? I'd like to ask you a couple of things about forging . There's a forging workshop on the ship . Would you like to come and have a practice session with me?" Lin Yuhan turned toward Tang Wulin .
Tang Wulin was about to agree when a sudden shot of pain jolted upward all the way from his waist . He coughed and said, "You know what . . . I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it tomorrow . I have to cultivate, and I have some other things to attend to . Let's do it another day, okay? Another day . . . . "
"Okay . I'm staying in Room 521 . You can reach me with the ship's communication phone . " After they entered the ocean, every other soul communicator tool lost all signal . They could only get in touch via the ship's in-house communication system .
"Alright . "
Lin Yuhan walked away, feeling slightly dissatisfied . After she left, Gu Yue released her grip on the back of Tang Wulin's waist .
Tang Wulin looked at her . She raised her head and returned the gaze .
" So sour . . . It's so sour . Is there a spilled vinegar bottle somewhere 1 ?" Yue Zhengyu laughed loudly . He kept laughing as he took the lead and ran away .
This banquet was very successful . The diplomatic corps members from the Douluo and Star Luo Continent had obviously warmed up to each other . The identities of the diplomatic corps members were very complicated . There were scholars, farmers, artisans, and merchants . Of course, there was no lack of exchange of battle strength between them as well . Tang Wulin had heard Wu Zhangkong mention that there were very powerful mecha and battle armor masters from both sides who participated in the current exchange competition . Naturally, they were representing the academy .
From their initial contact, Tang Wulin felt that they may not necessarily be stronger than them although the Royal Star Luo Academy was rather strong considering their gap in age . It was clear that the specifics of the exchange program would not be carried out in the ship . Of course, the possibility that it might be on the ship could not be discounted as well .
He went back to his cabin room, took off the clothes Gu Yue gave him and hung them in the closet in his room . The only scene replaying itself within Tang Wulin's mind was Gu Yue's elegant, noble, and wild dance moves . He had never thought that Gu Yue had this side to her . However, he had no choice but to admit that Gu Yue was different from the rest when she danced earlier . Her moving dance left a deep impression in his heart .
He immediately felt much more comfortable after changing into his usual clothes . Tang Wulin opened the door to the balcony and allowed the sea breeze to enter . The refreshing sea breeze enveloped his face and body, making him feel very comfortable . Tang Wulin took a deep breath of the moist air and looked into the sky .
The weather was not too good today . There was no light from the moon or the stars while the ocean was a giant, pitch black patch . He could only hear the faint sounds of waves crashing, but there was an additional tranquility which excited him .
As expected, the outside world was very unique! He began feeling grateful for the opportunity given to him to participate in this activity . After encountering the scores of newfangled things, his heartstring which had always been tense due to cultivation, relaxed .
He stepped out onto the balcony and held the handrails with his hands . A purplish light flickered in Tang Wulin's eyes . He worked his Purple Demon Eyes and looked downward .
As expected, the enhancing effects of the Purple Demon Eyes toward his eyesight were very effective . With the meager lighting on the ship, he could still see the seawater below .
The night dyed the ocean black . One could not find the light here, but it was filled with mystique .
The ocean was the most expansive place in the world . It was mentioned during one of their classes in the academy that the ocean covered almost seventy percent of this planet's surface .
Planet . This concept was interesting . He wondered if there were other planets out there in the world beyond the Douluo Continent .
The new and developing discipline of astronomy had begun expanding slowly . Humans had begun observing the outside world through high-power telescopes . Sadly, although Tang Wulin was very interested in this, he had no opportunity to procure more knowledge on this matter because of his hectic cultivation and academic schedules .
Just when he was lost in his thoughts, Tang Wulin suddenly felt the back of his neck tense up . He leaped as if he was treading on clouds .
This was bad! A strong sense of danger immediately spread across his body so he instinctively urged his soul power . However, he noticed a strange energy entering his body, cutting off his connection to his soul power . The bloodline within his body raged as it was forcefully resisting the alien energy but to no avail . The back of his neck went numb and a vital part was pinched . Soon, his entire body immediately began to ache as it turned limp .
Although he was still young, this was not the first time he encountered a dangerous situation . He did not lose his cool when faced with this situation . Instead, he continued mobilizing his blood essence and soul power in an attempt to find a chance to escape .
His body leaped but naturally, he did not know how to fly . After leaping over the handrails, what ensued was a rapid fall .
His body felt ice cold as he fell into the sea . Immediately, Tang Wulin felt his body completely drenched with seawater as the light around him surrendered, giving way to the darkness .
That large hand had been pinching his nape forced him down toward the bottom of the sea . Tang Wulin's weight was far heavier than an ordinary person . However, at this moment, a denser body did not bring him any benefit . Instead, it only brought disadvantages as he sank as swift as a rock would in the ocean .
Tang Wulin could not breathe so he could only hold his breath forcefully . He tried desperately to struggle but he could not break free from that large hand on his nape no matter what he did .
His vision had blurred, and he only saw pitch blackness . The soul power and blood essence within his body were suppressed, and he could not breathe . The feeling of being oppressed set in quickly . This was followed by a pressure of being continuously pushed down into the depths of the ocean .
Was he about to die? Tang Wulin had no clue as to who would want to hurt him . However, he had no doubts that this person was far more powerful than he was . He was simply far too powerful . He did not even have the strength to retaliate .
He could neither shout nor breathe . The immense pressure of the water pushed against his body . Although he was sufficiently strong, the pressure on his body caused him to lose oxygen quickly, considering the fact that he was currently out of air . The powerful feeling of being oppressed made Tang Wulin's lungs feel pain, and it was as if they were about to explode . Under this pressure, his blood essence began to restlessly move about .
'No, this can't end like this . I want to live!'
His indomitable determination suddenly arose and once again, Tang Wulin's inner potential exploded in a time of crisis . A layer of faint golden light appeared on his body and the blood essence within him suddenly boiled over wildly . The strong waves emanating from him due to his bloodline urged the appearance of the Golden Dragon Body, causing the pressure on his nape to also diminish to a certain extent .
The formidable force of the Golden Dragon King bloodline manifested itself . With his boiling blood essence, the feeling of being oppressed decreased ever so slightly, and as his scales appeared, Tang Wulin's elbows shot backward in full force .
His blood essence completed its reversal in an instant . Golden Dragon Shocks the Heavens erupted from his elbows and he unleashed Domineering Golden Dragon Body, causing the scales all over his body to suddenly shine brightly .
He needed a chance, a chance to break free . The ship above him had not left but as long as he broke the surface, there was a possibility that he would be noticed by others . On the large oceangoing ship, there were plenty of experts among the diplomatic corps from both parties, and they were as numerous as trees in the forest . He would be safe as long as he could get them to notice him .
"Bang!" A muffled sound came from beneath the sea's surface . His elbows seemed to have hit an iron board . If Tang Wulin's body was not firm and tenacious enough, his bones would have been shattered by this impact . The pressure from the large hand on his nape increased tremendously but at this moment, Domineering Golden Dragon Body's effect erupted .
The scales on his body flickered quickly and Tang Wulin suddenly shot forward . With the recoil from his elbows earlier, he forcefully broke himself free from the grip of the large hand .
He was still underwater but he abruptly turned around and brazenly swiped with his right hand . Five dark-golden shadows in the shape of a claw slashed out flagrantly in a flicker of madness .
In the face of a life-and-death crisis, Tang Wulin's potential completely erupted . The Golden Dragon Dreadclaw enhanced by his Domineering Golden Dragon Body could definitely be regarded as his masterpiece .
As he clawed, the seawater was torn apart, allowing Tang Wulin to see the person who had been controlling him as he turned around to face him .
Before him was a person with indistinguishable features with a dark golden body . He was made of a pure, golden darkness .In Chinese, the phrase to 'eat vinegar' has the same meaning as jealousy . Yue Zhengyu was implying that there was so much jealousy floating about he could feel the sourness as if a bottle of vinegar had spilt somewhere nearby .