Soul Land IV (Douluo Dalu) : Ultimate Fighting - Chapter 679 - Coaxing Xiuxiu
679 – Coaxing Xiuxiu
Lan Xuanyu covered his face as he returned to his room. He really didn’t dare to face Bai Xiuxiu or his teammates. As the class leader and the commander of this operation, his risk-taking almost cost him his life. This wasn’t something a qualified commander should do.
Just as the red mecha that saved him said, he was still too young, and being young meant that he had to pay a price.
Hence, he simply left a sentence for everyone to rest and reorganize before heading straight to his own residence. It wasn’t to escape, but to take advantage of the dark circles around his eyes to reflect on himself.
After giving him a punch, Bai Xiuxiu ran off without looking back. She was obviously really angry.
After taking a shower and changing into a fresh set of clothes, Lan Xuanyu sat in his room in a daze as he recalled the entire battle.
Why was he so determined to kill that rank 8 Proto Dragon? Did he want to prove that he was the strongest, or did he subconsciously do that under the guidance of his peculiar state of mind ?
More importantly, he thought that he was very calm at that time. He was calm and had decided to attack, and he didn’t think that there was any danger.
And the source of the danger was unknown. Low rank Proto Dragons not self-destructing didn’t mean that it would be the same for rank 8 Proto Dragons. It was precisely because he didn’t know enough that he almost fell into a dead end. And at that time, he was still very pleased with himself when he obtained the rank 8 Dragon Source Crystal.
‘What did I do wrong? I took a risk when I shouldn’t have and didn’t consider the entire team. I took a risk when I didn’t know my opponent well enough. Also, I wasn’t strong enough. If I had a cultivation of seven-ring or above, even if I was blown up, the most that would be destroyed would be my Sky Wing mecha and my main body wouldn’t have been harmed.’
In summary, the biggest mistake of this adventure was that the worst outcome was something he couldn’t handle.
The spirit of taking risks was not a bad thing, it was reasonable to seek riches and honor amidst danger. But the key question was whether he could bear the worst outcome. If he could bear it, he could consider taking the risk. If he couldn’t, why take the risk?
Lan Xuanyu’s strongest point was self-adjustment. At this moment, he was constantly adjusting his mental state.
Lan Xuanyu heaved a sigh of relief and smiled bitterly as he scratched his head. Although the lesson this time was only for a moment, it was still etched deeply in his heart. The feeling of being on the brink of death strongly reminded him of his place.
Just like how his teammates were very confident in him, he was also very confident in himself. This led to him making such a choice. A rank 8 Proto Dragon was definitely far stronger than him, but it had a low IQ. It was because of this that Lan Xuanyu thought that he had a chance, but he lacked the reverence for the strong and made a risky choice without fully understanding the other party.
Lan Xuanyu knew that luck would not follow him forever, and it was impossible for him to always have a god-class mecha by his side. This lesson deeply affected him.
He stood up and stretched his body before walking out of his room.
Outside the door, Qian Lei and Liu Feng were chatting. Seeing him come out, Qian Lei almost laughed out loud, but Lan Xuanyu’s dark circles were very obvious.
“Do you want my Mengqin to treat you, Boss?” Qian Lei chuckled.
“Move aside.” Lan Xuanyu kicked him on the butt. “Look at how useless you are. I don’t know who it was, but after hearing a single question from Mengqin, a certain person immediately stopped his berserk state. How cowardly are you?”
Qian Lei stood up and didn’t feel embarrassed at all. Instead, he said proudly, “Boss, this is true love! It proves how lofty Mengqin is in my heart. It’s far stronger than the influence of any bloodline. Don’t you think this is a good thing? As long as she’s around, you don’t have to worry about me losing control. I think this is very good. I don’t feel embarrassed today. This is equivalent to a disguised confession. But Boss, your black circle is…”
Lan Xuanyu nudged him with his shoulder and turned to leave.
“Boss, where are you going?” Qian Lei asked.
Lan Xuanyu replied without turning his head, “I’ll go coax Xiuxiu.”
Qian Lei whistled from behind. Liu Feng glanced at him and said, “Go ahead and show off. Do you really want him to teach you a lesson?”
Qian Lei glanced at him and said, “Single dogs should talk less nonsense.”
Liu Feng: “…”
Qian Lei patted him on the shoulder and said, “Single dogs don’t have human rights, do you know that?”
Liu Feng stood up and said calmly, “I don’t know if a single dog has human rights, but I know that I want to kill you right now and you’re in a weak state.”
“Uh… Frenzie brother, I was wrong.”
“You already said that I’m Frenzie…”
Lan Xuanyu ignored the screams behind him and went to Bai Xiuxiu and Lan Mengqin’s room. He knocked on the door.
“Who is it?” Lan Mengqin’s voice came from inside.
“Mengqin, it’s me,” Lan Xuanyu said.
The door opened and Lan Mengqin walked out. She pouted and said, “Work hard. Let me tell you, ever since Xiuxiu came back, she didn’t say a word and just cried. I’ve never seen her like this. If you can’t coax her, I won’t let you off. Hmph!” With that, she turned and left.
Lan Xuanyu nodded and quickly walked in. Hearing Lan Mengqin say that Bai Xiuxiu had been crying, his heart ached.
Entering the small room, Bai Xiuxiu was sitting on the bed and looking out of the window. Her dark blue hair covered her face, hiding her features.
Lan Xuanyu sat by her bed and raised his hand, wanting to touch her, but he held himself back and whispered, “Xiuxiu.”
Bai Xiuxiu didn’t say a word nor did she have any reaction.
“Xiuxiu, I was wrong. I shouldn’t have taken a risk today. I shouldn’t have taken a risk when there wasn’t a need to. I’ve thought it through. My judgment of the enemy was insufficient for today’s operation. The worst case scenario was something I can’t handle. As the commander of the entire class, I’ve failed. And you must be worried.”
When Lan Xuanyu arrived, he had already thought of all sorts of words to coax her, but at this moment, he realized that he was at a loss for words. He looked at the lonely Bai Xiuxiu, the words that came out of his mouth came out somewhat dry, contrary to his usual eloquence.
“Xiuxiu, I promise you that it will never happen again. This will never happen again and I will definitely face everything carefully. Without an accurate judgment, I will not take any risk unless the worst happens. No matter how you want to punish me, I will accept it. Just don’t ignore me, alright?” Lan Xuanyu said gently.
Bai Xiuxiu remained silent.
Lan Xuanyu was silent for a moment before he said, “Xiuxiu, do you know? The moment you hugged me, I realized how wrong I was to take such a risk. I was so close to not being able to see you again. At that moment, my heart was filled with panic. I finally understood how important you are in my heart. Don’t worry, whether it’s for you, Daddy, Mommy, or anyone who loves me, I will be more careful and will never make the same mistake again. Will you supervise me?”
Bai Xiuxiu, who hadn’t moved at all, suddenly turned around and hugged his neck tightly. Her tight grip even made Lan Xuanyu feel like he couldn’t breathe.
Only at this moment did he feel that her body was trembling.
Lan Xuanyu quickly wrapped his arms around her thin back and gently caressed her soft hair. At this moment, although he had difficulty breathing, he felt extremely fulfilled in his heart. Hugging her was like hugging the entire world.