Chapter 437: Choose, either place amongst the first ten or go for a one month trip into space
Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Just as True Monarch Yellow Mountain and the other fellow daoists were wondering as to which method would Venerable White use to punish Young Master Phoenix Slayer for jumping the gun, Venerable White blinked his eyes in puzzlement. "Eh?"
After a short moment, Venerable White muttered to himself, "Oh I see. So that's how it was!"
The nearby participants were all baffled.
Next, Venerable White made his move. He stretched his hand out and made a grabbing motion toward Young Master Phoenix Slayer.
Under Venerable White's will, the spiritual energy of the world converged together and formed a big hand that grabbed Young Master Phoenix Slayer's hand-guided tractor.
The tractor was unable to resist the big hand and was quickly pulled to Venerable White's side.
Young Master Phoenix Slayer seemed to have been scared out of his wits too and didn't react but three seconds later, he called out in alarm, "Aaaaaah~"
Northern River's Loose Cultivator said in puzzlement, "Weird, Young Master Phoenix Slayer is acting strangely today"
"Fellow Daoist Northern River, you also feel this way? It almost feels as though Young Master Phoenix Slayer has become a different person," Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain slightly raised his brows. There was indeed something strange going on. Young Master Phoenix Slayer's reaction time seemed strangely slow.
Just as the fellow daoists were discussing, Venerable White pulled both the tractor and Young Master Phoenix Slayer to his side.
He didn't put the hand-guided tractor down. Instead, he left it hovering midair.
Just as the fellow daoists were confused and were wondering what was happening, Venerable White glanced at Young Master Phoenix Slayer who was on the hand-guided tractor and faintly smiled, saying, "Little friend Shuhang!"
The surrounding members of the group were confused. It was obviously Young Master Phoenix Slayer, why was Senior White calling him 'little friend Shuhang'?
Song Shuhang's consciousness panicked.
F*ck, did Senior White discover that I was cheating and helping Young Master Phoenix Slayer in secret?
This damned Young Master Phoenix Slayer. At first, Song Shuhang thought that his secret technique was incredible. But he didn't expect that other than having this lag of three seconds, it would take Venerable White only a glance to discern the truth.
Wait, it's not the time to complain about Young Master Phoenix Slayer!
If the nearby seniors were to discover that he and Young Master Phoenix Slayer were cheating and he was participating in the competition in his stead, the consequences might be unimaginable.
What should I do now?
At this time, he couldn't absolutely say something like: 'Eh? Senior White, how did you know that it was me!'.
Moreover, there was an agreement between him and Young Master Phoenix Slayer. He would replace Young Master Phoenix Slayer and participate in the hand-guided tractor competition in his stead, while Young Master Phoenix Slayer would help him get rid of those guys that were secretly monitoring him. It was a fair exchange between the two.
Although they agreed on this matter in a hurry an agreement was still an agreement.
It was improper to casually go back on one's word.
Such being the case, should I try to play dumb?
It was the best idea Song Shuhang could come up with within these few seconds.
Therefore, after maintaining his shocked expression for three seconds, Young Master Phoenix Slayer made a hollow laugh and said, "Hahaha, Senior White, what are you saying? I'm clearly Phoenix Slayer!"
"..." The corner of Venerable White's mouth rose as he said, "Shuhang, it seems you aren't planning to confess."
It seemed that playing dumb wasn't going to work!
The nearby seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group had pensive looks on their faces, especially True Monarch Yellow Mountain. Then, as though he had thought of something, the corner of his mouth likewise rose, turning into an evil smile.
Song Shuhang knew that his plan failed and that feigning ignorance was useless.
At this time, he had no other choice he could only tell the truth and hope to receive a lighter punishment.
Senior Phoenix Slayer, I did my best! Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Due to the lag, three seconds would pass between the thought of confessing and the actual action.
But right at this time, Venerable White gently smiled and said, "In that case, I'll treat you as though you were Young Master Phoenix Slayer!"
Next, he placed the hand-guided tractor number 44 on the ground.
Eh? Did Venerable White compromise? Song Shuhang was extremely confused at this time.
"There are two options now." Venerable White stretched out his finger and said to 'Young Master Phoenix Slayer', "First, you'll give your all in the competition and place amongst the let's make it first ten! If you manage to place amongst the first ten, no matter if you're little friend Song Shuhang or Young Master Phoenix Slayer, I'll overlook this matter!"
First ten? Although there are only fifty or so seniors participating in the competition, I have this damnable lag of three seconds holding me back! Let alone the first ten, I'm not even sure if I can place in the last ten!
As though he had read the look in Young Master Phoenix Slayer's eyes, Venerable White continued and stretched out his other finger. "If you fail to place amongst the first ten, I'll prepare a month's worth of fasting pills and send you into space, making you stay there for a month! This is the second option."
Song Shuhang's consciousness trembled what a fearsome possibility. One month in space...
Even if he liked the vast space, being sent there alone for a whole month with a disposable flying sword would make him go crazy.
However it was fine!
Song Shuhang wasn't afraid of this space trip.
After all, the one that would be sent to space would be Young Master Phoenix Slayer.
Of course, he would still try his best to place amongst the first ten. But if he were to fail, no one could blame him.
"Therefore, try your best in the competition," Venerable White said.
Three seconds later, Young Master Phoenix Slayer patted his chest and guaranteed, "Senior White, that's a given. I'll surely try my best."
"Hmm, good." Venerable White nodded satisfied. "Such being the case, let's make a fresh start. Fellow Daoist Tornado, we'll rely on you again to commence the competition. But this time, don't bother with that 1, 2, 3, 4 after saying 'Ready'!"
Venerable Tornado made a hollow laugh and said, "Hahaha no problem."
Venerable White smiled and returned to his own hand-guided tractor.
Then, as though he had remembered something, he turned his head around and said to 'Young Master Phoenix Slayer', "Right, I didn't explain it clearly earlier. If you fail to place amongst the first ten, the one I'll send to space is 'little friend Song Shuhang'. That 'you' was pointing precisely at you, Shuhang, and not to Young Master Phoenix Slayer."
Little friend Song Shuhang's consciousness immediately petrified.
He thought that the one that would be sent into space would be Young Master Phoenix Slayer he didn't think that he himself would be the victim!
No! I absolutely don't want to go into space for one month! No way!
Three seconds later, flames of war started to burn in Young Master Phoenix Slayer's eyes he would surely place amongst the first ten in this hand-guided tractor competition!
He had to fight with all his might! No, that wasn't enough! He had to burst forth all his latent capacity. No matter what method he had to use, he had to place within the first ten!
Venerable Tornado raised the pistol toward the sky once more and said loudly, "On your marks Ready"
All the people that were planning to participate in the competition prepared themselves.
They were all waiting for Venerable Tornado to fire the starting pistol.
But Venerable Tornado slightly opened his mouth and said, "One"
He was worthy of the name of Venerable 'Flaunting' Tornado. He was someone that really liked to show off. He was one of those people that would die if they couldn't show off a bit! Anyway, this was the first hand-guided tractor competition of the world of cultivators. Therefore, he had to make sure to let everyone know who was the best at showing off!
If he couldn't say 1, 2, 3, 4 in Chinese he could simply say it in English!
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six also sounded very cool.
In the next moment, Venerable Tornado felt something drilling beneath his feet. Then, his body turned into a small tornado and coiled toward the sky.
"Aaaaaah~" Venerable Tornado called out pitifully. Although he was also a Venerable, Venerable White's surprise attack caught him off guard. Therefore, he was also sent into the sky.
Given his strength, he could have stopped coiling toward the sky when he was halfway...
However, he didn't!
Because while he was coiling toward the sky, the eyes of all the spectators were fixed on himtheir attention was completely centralized on his body!
This was simply perfect; it actually allowed him to steal the show!
Venerable White forcefully took over Venerable Tornado's duty as the referee and said, "The competition can start!"
In the next moment, the hand-guided tractors of the participants rushed forward at full speed!
"Rumble, rumble, rumble~"
Next to sixty hand-guided tractors started out at the same time while emitting black smoke and sprinting forward at a speed that could put to shame all the racing cars of the world!
At this time, the one in the lead was the hand-guided tractor number 44. In other words, Young Master Phoenix Slayer!
Song Shuhang had used once again the 'starting pistol formula'.
After all, Venerable White urged Venerable Tornado not to use 1, 2, 3, and so on anymore.
Therefore, as soon as Venerable Tornado said 'Ready', Song Shuhang gave the command to start off the tractor to Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body.
But what Song Shuhang hadn't expected was that Venerable Tornado would start using 'One, Two, Three' instead of 1, 2, 3!
I'm done for. I'm about to jump the gun once more, Song Shuhang thought to himself.
But life was beautiful precisely because it was unpredictable and ever-changing.
Venerable Tornado suddenly shot up toward the sky!
Venerable White took his place and gave the order to start the competition.
The luckiest thing was that as soon as Venerable White shouted 'the competition can start', the order that Song Shuhang gave three seconds earlier was finally executed.
Thereupon, Young Master Phoenix Slayer's body executed a series of quick actions, and the hand-guided tractor number 44 instantly dashed forward, taking the lead.
"Dammit! He unexpectedly stole my position the first position is mine! I'll take the first place and offer it as a present to my beloved Senior White!" True Monarch White Crane bellowed.
Thereupon, it stretched out its hand and patted on the edge of the seat.
In the next moment, something that resembled a rocket popped out from the rear of the hand-guided tractor number 40.
"Rumble, rumble, rumble" True Monarch White Crane's hand-guided tractor immediately accelerated and quickly closed the distance between itself and Song Shuhang.
"Hehe, that puny white crane unexpectedly started to act up. Time to give it a lesson." The corner of True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple's mouth rose, revealing a cold smile.
He stretched out his hand and poked on the steering wheel of the tractor, making a red button appear.
In the next moment, he pressed the button.
That modified 'Scud missile' in the open container behind the tractor locked the hand-guided tractor number 40 that belonged to True Monarch White Crane.
"Rumble, rumble, rumble"
The missile soared into the sky, heading toward True Monarch White Crane.
The first hand-guided tractor competition of the world of cultivators had already reached the climax two seconds after its start!