Huo Yuhao’s surroundings gradually became illusory, but everything around him was a vast forest from beginning to end, like there was no end at all. Huo Yuhao was confident that he would have traversed even the Great Star Dou Forest at his current maximum speed, but this forest he was in seemed endless. He released his divine sense, but all he could feel were endless trees and vegetation.
Huo Yuhao stopped only when he couldn’t feel the murderousness from behind him anymore. He dropped to the ground, and when he turned around, he was still stuck in the vast forest, but his father-in-law’s terrifying aura was no longer there.
Huo Yuhao’s life was temporarily safe, but he could only laugh bitterly at his predicament. He had such a powerful and overbearing father-in-law, so how could he search for Tang Wutong? Furthermore, his father-in-law was the God Realm’s Enforcer, while he had just entered the God Realm. He was still unfamiliar with everything around him, and there was hardly anything he could do.
What should I do next??He was in a completely unfamiliar place. Furthermore, he could be in danger at any moment. Huo Yuhao had gone through so much trouble to become a God, but even now, he felt a thread of helplessness.
Huo Yuhao laughed bitterly as he walked forward. No matter what, he had to leave this forest before anything else. He didn’t dare to fly above it, because that would expose him too easily. There seemed to be some mystical force within this forest, and not even his divine sense could reach places further away.
Huo Yuhao didn’t know how long he had walked when the area before him emptied and grew spacious as a small lake appeared in front of him.
Huo Yuhao was momentarily stunned when he saw this lake, because he realized to his surprise that this lake was too similar to the Great Star Dou Forest’s Lake of Life!
Huo Yuhao’s eyes flowed with astonishment, because he suddenly realized that there was a small courtyard by the lakeside. There were three wooden houses inside the courtyard, and they weren’t very large. However, they were intricate and exquisite, and their location by the lakeside in a forest seemed especially scenic and poetic.
There were houses, and that meant there were people. Huo Yuhao hurriedly stepped towards those wooden houses. Even though he didn’t know which God stayed here, asking someone about the God Realm was better than trying to figure things out on his own. That was especially so because he had offended the Enforcer.
Huo Yuhao raised his voice and asked as he came to the courtyard, “Hello, is anyone here?”
Huo Yuhao asked three times before the door to the wooden house in the middle opened, and someone walked out.
This man had golden hair and a burly, muscular frame. He had mundane and unassuming facial features, and he looked a little more than thirty. An indescribably old and ancient aura emanated from this man as he stood there, and he was like a towering and majestic mountain that would intimidate any onlooker.
For some reason, Huo Yuhao seemed to find this person a little familiar. He felt like he had just seen the White Tiger Duke. Huo Yuhao’s eyes were incredibly sharp, and he focused and realized to his surprise that this golden-haired man also had two pupils in each of his eyes.
“Come in.” The golden-haired man’s voice was deep and thick, but it carried a tinge of clanging sounds.
The courtyard door opened as Huo Yuhao stepped in subconsciously. However, his eyes were fixated on the golden-haired man’s face from the beginning to the end, and he seemed to guess something in his heart, but he couldn’t really confirm his theory.
“He’s here?” Another voice could be heard in this moment. This voice was a little cold, but extremely touching and melodious. There was also tenderness mixed with the voice’s coldness.
Another person stepped out from the wooden hut. Flowing black hair draped behind her, and her simple black dress brought out her beauty and elegance. She seemed like she was around twenty-eight or twenty-nine, and her body was very mature, while her features were gorgeous. Coldness radiated from her beautiful eyes, but her eyes were very gentle as she trained them on Huo Yuhao. They even had a tinge of benevolence.
“You must be Yuhao.” The black-haired lady smiled as she spoke.
Huo Yuhao nodded, but his eyes seemed a little lost.
The lady turned and glanced at the golden-haired man as she giggled, “He must be stronger than you are. He’s a Tier One God.”
“He’s still my descendant, ” the golden-haired youth said proudly.
Huo Yuhao’s eyes froze as he immediately confirmed his speculation. “You… who are you?”
The golden-haired youth stared at him with passionate, sparkling eyes. “My name is Dai Mubai, and this my wife, Zhu Zhuqing.”
Dai Mubai? Zhu Zhuqing?
Even though Huo Yuhao already had his own speculations, he could still feel his blood stirring in his veins when he heard their names.
Huo Yuhao had just entered the God Realm, but the Enforcer was coming after his skin. And when he was blank and helpless, he suddenly met his ancestors!
Yes, his ancestors. Back when Shrek Academy was still a small academy with a concept ten thousand years ago, they had only enrolled monsters, and not normal individuals.
Back then, that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters was born, and shook the entire continent. Only then was Shrek Academy born, and only then did the Tang Sect come into existence.
The leader of that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters was undoubtedly Tang San, who later became both the God of the Sea and the Asura God. However, the other six individuals were equally outstanding.
The person who was most senior in that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, the person that even Tang San had to call his elder brother, was called Dai Mubai. People knew him as the Evileye White Tiger, and he was the first of the White Tiger Douluo. The White Tiger was inherited by the Dai family, and the White Tiger Duke, Dai Hao, who was Huo Yuhao’s father, was one of them. This also meant that if this man was truly the Evileye White Tiger, Dai Mubai, then he was Huo Yuhao’s ancestor!
Zhu Zhuqing was number six in that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters, and people knew her as the Netherworld Spirit Cat. The strongest individual with the most formidable individual fighting strength besides Tang San in that generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters was undoubtedly Dai Mubai. Legend held that Dai Mubai had also become a God, and that he disappeared without a trace after having sons and daughters. Huo Yuhao had undoubtedly confirmed this legend at this moment.
Huo Yuhao ran into his kin in his most difficult moment, and that feeling was just so wonderful. Huo Yuhao subconsciously released his divine sense and stretched it over to Dai Mubai and Zhu Zhuqing.
Dai Mubai frowned a little, but said nothing.
Huo Yuhao was brimming with emotions, but he couldn’t proceed blindly. He would truly embarrass himself if he recognized the wrong ancestor, so he had to feel for himself.
Inherited bloodlines wouldn’t change through the passage of time, and Huo Yuhao fell to his knees and kowtowed in the next moment. His voice was so excited that it trembled as he said, “Greetings, my two grand ancestors. I am Huo Yuhao.”
“You should be called Dai Yuhao! Otherwise, how can you call me your ancestor?” Dai Mubai chided.
Dai Yuhao??That name cracked into Huo Yuhao’s heart and momentarily stunned him.?Yes, I should be called Dai Yuhao. But can I really call myself that?
Old memories flashed through his mind, about how his mother had brought him up through pain and suffering when he was young, and how she had passed away and eventually been buried in the end. Intense pain erupted from the bottom of his heart, and no matter what rationality told him, and that he couldn’t offend his ancestors at a time like this, he still couldn’t help but raise his head and retort, “No, my surname is Huo, not Dai.”
“What did you say?” Dai Mubai’s facial hair flared, and an incredibly fearsome aura erupted from his body.
Dai Mubai was a Tier Two God, and Huo Yuhao was a Tier One God, but he was so stifled that he almost couldn’t catch his breath. He felt like he was facing Tang San again.
Huo Yuhao gritted his teeth and held on painfully, but said nothing. However, there was only stubbornness in his eyes, and that was his answer.
Dai Mubai’s eyes grew cold. “Are you not recognizing your ancestors?”
Huo Yuhao’s expression also turned cold. He had made up his mind in those few moments. There were some things that could be changed, but some couldn’t be changed even across eternity.
“That is not what I am doing. However, my surname can only follow my mother. My mother raised me through much pain and suffering since my birth. As long as there was some delicious food in the house, she would give it to me, and she quietly ate food that humans shouldn’t be eating. I would be dead a long time ago without my mother, so what’s the point of recognizing my ancestors if that were the case? I am capable of detaching myself from hate and vengeance, but my mother is no longer around when I have become powerful, so the only thing I can do for her is to continue living, and pass down her surname. Therefore, my surname is Huo, and this surname will never change. Not unless my mother comes back to life and tells me to change it herself!”
Huo Yuhao struggled to speak in the beginning, but his own aura flourished increasingly as he spoke, and he stood up from the ground towards the end as he bore the brunt of Dai Mubai’s immense pressure. Huo Yuhao didn’t mince his words, and his attitude was decisive.
Dai Mubai said coldly, “I know what has happened to you. You have offended Tang San, and he will not give you a single chance without us. He might even kill you. If your surname is Huo, then you can scram. You’re not part of the Dai family, and I will not help you at all. You will find yourself with nowhere to go in the God Realm, and you will suffer Tang San’s judgment.”
Huo Yuhao’s heart had turned cold. He laughed at himself mockingly, and he took two steps back before he went on his knees again and kowtowed toward Dai Mubai and Zhu Zhuqing.
Right when Dai Mubai and Zhu Zhuqing thought he was about to change his mind, Huo Yuhao suddenly stood up straight as he turned and stepped out of the courtyard.
Huo Yuhao didn’t hesitate at all, and neither did he dally. He was willing to be an enemy to the whole world rather than change his filial piety and love for his mother.
“Yuhao!” A voice suddenly rang out from behind him. This voice was filled with passion and sniffles, and it was also filled with endless love and warmth.
Huo Yuhao’s entire body shook when he heard this voice. His eyes were overcome with fear, and he felt like he had been immobilized as he just stood there, motionless. He was still in a daze as he slowly turned around, and his body was quivering continuously despite his determined attitude.