After waking up from the dream, Song Shuhang said gratefully, “Senior White, thanks for your help. I was finally able to wake up from that nightmare.”
However… Song Shuhang’s expression stiffened in the next moment.
The nearby Venerable White was still in a petrified state, and had yet to come out of secluded meditation. If Venerable White was still in secluded meditation, it was impossible for him to enter the nightmare and save him!
Such being the case, who was the person that saved him from that dreamland full of puppets?
“…” Song Shuhang.
Anyway, what was the deal with that nightmare?
What was the purpose of that curse that the puppet disguised as a sea urchin warrior placed on his body back then?
According to what ‘Venerable White’ had said in the dream, that nightmare was something akin to a curse related to the puppets of the ancient Jet-Black Sect. However, he didn’t mention what the goal of the curse was.
In the last part of the dream, the entire world turned into puppets. Afterward, those puppets tried to catch him. From the looks of it, they wanted to obtain something from his body.
For example, his blood, flesh, bones, hair, and… even skin?
Were they trying to take away his body?
Ah~ how wonderful would it be if his ghost spirit was still here!
His ghost spirit was quite special, and his appetite was likewise special.
Both resentful ghosts and curses were table delicacies that the ghost spirit was able to eat. If the ghost spirit was still here, perhaps it would be very happy to eat this curse that had something to do with the puppets of the ancient Jet-Black Sect.
My ghost spirit… my ghost spirit…
Song Shuhang’s heart twitched in pain when he remembered about his missing ghost spirit.
After all, it was a ghost spirit that had completed its evolution, turning into a high-rank ghost spirit! It was something extremely valuable, and even a powerhouse of the Venerable Stage rank would be envious of it!
Unfortunately, our Song Shuhang didn’t even have the opportunity to try out the cool and advanced features of a high-rank ghost spirit that the latter suddenly disappeared.
Song Shuhang suddenly got the impulse to kneel down on the ground and cry bitterly.
In the Netherworld Realm.
In a plain stretch of space in the depths of the earth, Black Venerable White rested the back of his head on his two hands and listlessly opened his eyes, gazing at the dark underground space before him.
“That curse related to the Jet-Black Sect is quite interesting… do they want to seize the body of that boy? Is the Jet-Black Sect researching their strange way to reach immortality again?” Black Venerable White muttered to himself. “Although their methods are somewhat strange, they are a very interesting sect overall.”
Unfortunately, he couldn’t obtain any information about that human cultivator with a face similar to his.
On the other hand, he obtained some other unexpected pieces of information.
For example, that weird clan of divine beasts, the White Crane Clan, still had descendants… Black Venerable White was sure that they would have gone extinct within several thousand years due to their strange concept of love and sexual distinction, which would cause them not to have any descendants after a while.
In addition, monster dogs that couldn’t even assume human form could now marry human cultivators? Had the tastes of human cultivators degenerated up to this point?
Just as Black Venerable White was in deep thoughts, the loud sound of an explosion echoed on the top of his head.
“It’s you again… can’t you let me rest for a while?”Black Venerable White muttered.
The large explosion literally burst open his hiding place.
The ball of liquid metal hovered midair and said complacently, “:complacent_smile: I’ve found you, White!”
Black Venerable White yawned, and said, “Didn’t I say that I would sleep for a hundred years and not appear in the world within this period of time, just as though I was dead? During this period, the entire Netherworld would operate according to your will. Isn’t this something that should please you? Why did you have to come here to annoy me?”
In the sky, the ball of liquid metal paused.
After staying silent for a moment, it said gravely, “Let me ask you something… when are you preparing to disappear?”
Black Venerable White said, “If you are asking me, whom should I ask? In addition, I’m alive and kicking, why would I want to disappear?”
The ball of liquid metal was speechless.
“On the contrary, you should be the one on the verge of disappearing, right?” Venerable White sat up and faintly narrowed his beautiful eyes.
The ball of liquid metal was speechless.
“It seems my guess is correct. This must be why you are so impatient lately, always looking for me with the intention to get rid of me. You probably want to become the sole will of the Netherworld Realm in an attempt to stop yourself from disappearing, is that correct?” The corner of Black Venerable White’s mouth rose.
The ball of liquid metal hovered in the sky without moving in the slightest.
“Interesting, interesting. If there is something wrong with your current state and you are on the verge of disappearing… is it possible that the one in the outside world also had some problems? From a certain point of view, the you here and the one in the outside world are the same entity. Ahahaha, this is very interesting.” Black Venerable White laughed.
“All of this is your fault!” The ball of liquid metal in the sky revealed a mouth and clenched its teeth, saying, “Why didn’t you disappear?! Why was I unable to monopolize the Netherworld Realm? Is it possible that the other you… is still in this world?”
“This is impossible, and you above all should know it. The other me has already left this world, and there is absolutely no doubt about it.” Black Venerable White laughed, and said, “As for why I haven’t disappeared… who knows?”
“Did that scholarly guy and the other you plot together against me? Back then, I’ve always felt that there was something wrong with the Scholarly Sage,” the ball of liquid metal said coldly.
“I have no idea. Moreover, even if it was the other me that did something, I’m not responsible for his actions.” Black Venerable White shrugged his shoulders and said, “In addition, didn’t you personally destroy the whole lineage of the Scholarly Sage? If there was something strange about him, how come you hadn’t discovered it yet?”
“You wicked bastard! I truly hate seeing that face of yours! I will f*ck your mother!” the ball of liquid metal said angrily.
“I didn’t expect you to have such heavy tastes.” Black Venerable White stood up, and said, “You and I were both born from the Netherworld Realm. Therefore, the Netherworld Realm is our mother. Don’t tell me you are planning to lay face down and f*ck this entire world?”
The ball of liquid metal shouted, “You arrogant bastard!”
“Fear not. I will erect a gravestone for you after you disappear. After all, we can be considered acquaintances.” Black Venerable White waved his hand, then said, “If there isn’t anything else, don’t disturb my sleep any further. Bye, and forgive me for not seeing you out!”
“I’m going to kill you!” the ball of liquid metal shouted angrily as it pounced down on Black Venerable White.
It had to swallow down and absorb this damned guy at all costs! Only then it would be able to monopolize the whole Netherworld and face the imminent calamity that awaited it!
“You want to fight? Good, I just happened to be somewhat bored. I will play with you a bit, then.” Black Venerable White stretched out his hand and made a grabbing motion. Soon after, a jet-black flying sword appeared next to him and slashed toward the ball of liquid metal.
The sword qi exploded, and the energy of the Netherworld continuously surged.
All in the demons in a radius of 5000 km started to flee for their life so as to avoid getting involved in the battle…
In the meantime, in Venerable White’s holiday residence.
Yu Jiaojiao pushed the door of the room open and entered the room where Song Shuhang was resting. After seeing that he was awake, she said, “Shuhang, you finally woke up.”
“Yes, I just woke up. For how long have I been asleep?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Almost one and a half hours. True Monarch White Crane used too much strength while taking action,” Yu Jiaojiao said with a smile. “But when everyone saw the recorded scene, they all agreed that True Monarch White Crane’s performance was very good. The scene where she and Senior Brother Gao Sheng hug each other and die in particular was very touching. It wasn’t inferior to the scene where Medicine Master and Miss Riverly Purple Mist died. In addition, when True Monarch White Crane entered the fray and shouted ‘Husband~’, it was so sweet. Even I felt as though my whole body was melting after hearing it.”
Don’t mention this fearsome matter again!Song Shuhang crooked his head and felt that he didn’t wish to live anymore.
Yu Jiaojiao laughed, and said, “Ahaha, I knew you would react like this. Anyway, let’s not talk about it. We are preparing to shoot the scene of Senior Medicine Master and Miss Riverly Purple Mist’s wedding next. Shuhang, since you woke up, we can participate in the wedding ceremony as guests.”
Song Shuhang nodded his head, and said, “I will get ready and head over immediately.”
After getting out of bed, he thought of an important matter, and asked, “Right. Jiaojiao, what about Senior Xian Gong?”
A large number of demons attacked them. Such being the case, had that demodragon come as well?
Did Senior Xian Gong manage to catch it?
This matter was even more important than the shooting of the movie. It was something that would determine whether or not Senior Xian Gong and he would resolve this problem related to their constitution!
“Senior Xian Gong? He’s squatting down outside the building and smoking. I’m not sure what happened, but he seemed to be in a bad mood,” Yu Jiaojiao replied.
“Senior Xian Gong was in a bad mood? Dammit, is it possible that he wasn’t able to capture the demodragon?” Song Shuhang started to get anxious.
Just as Song Shuhang was speaking, the statue of the nearby Venerable White burst open.
Venerable White’s current control of his strength was excellent. All the fragments of the statue fell in a very limited range, not causing any damage to the surrounding people or objects.
Soon after, Venerable White emerged from the fragments of the statue, his daoist robe being clean and spotless, and said, “Did I just hear the word demodragon?”
“Senior White, you finally came out secluded meditation!” For some unknown reason, Song Shuhang felt the urge to cry. He had experienced all sorts of matters during these two hours Venerable White was closing up.
“Eh? Didn’t I just close up for two hours? Or was I careless and ended up closing up for several years?” Venerable White asked after seeing the agitated Song Shuhang.
“No, no. Senior White, you came out secluded meditation exactly after two hours. However, let’s not talk about this. Let’s go to see Senior Xian Gong first,” Song Shuhang said anxiously.
Hopefully, nothing bad happened during the hunt of the demodragon!
Scholar Xian Gong was squatting outside the building Song Shuhang was resting in. He had a tobacco pipe in his mouth and was taking deep breaths, exhaling white smoke from his mouth and nostrils. His whole body was shrouded in smoke. His head was hardly discernible, and only the fire of the tobacco pipe was visible at this time.
“…” Song Shuhang.
After seeing Scholar Xian Gong’s appearance, he had a bad feeling.
“Senior Xian Gong,” Song Shuhang said.
Scholar Xian Gong raised his head and glanced at Song Shuhang. “Oh. Little friend Shuhang, you woke up.”
“Senior, did you manage to capture the demodragon?” Song Shuhang asked in a soft voice.
Senior Xian Gong had arranged so many traps; had that demodragon managed to escape regardless?
Scholar Xian Gong forced a smile, and said, “The demodragon didn’t appear at all,”
“How is that possible?!” Song Shuhang opened his eyes wide.
“Those several demons of the Sixth Stage I captured alive told me that it was indeed the demodragon that made the six cave lords gather together and convinced them to raid China. But as they got into action, the demodragon didn’t appear. It’s very likely that the sly demodragon sent the six cave lords here as the vanguard to test the waters while it was hiding in the rear. Now that it discovered that it was a trap, it must have escaped. Dammit!” Scholar Xian Gong said.
Song Shuhang’s body stiffened.
Without the demodragon, they couldn’t refine the demodragon medicine, and without the demodragon medicine, both Senior Xian Gong and he would be unable to solve this problem about their mental energy being too strong.
“Does this mean that it was a failure?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Yes, it was ultimately a failure,” Scholar Xian Gong replied.
The two of them looked at each other and smiled bitterly.
“If there is really no other way, we can perhaps ask Fellow Daoist Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue for help,” Scholar Xian Gong said.
Song Shuhang faintly sighed. From the looks of it, he would need to prepare more spirit stones in order to buy the blood of demodragon from the ‘Almighty Merchant’.
“Perhaps the demodragon hasn’t given up yet? Maybe it’s hiding somewhere, ready to strike as soon as the opportunity arises?” the nearby Yu Jiaojiao said.
“I thought of this possibility as well… but catching it next time is going to be very difficult.” Scholar Xian Gong heaved a sigh.
“But we can’t give so easily, isn’t that right, Senior!” Song Shuhang said firmly.
“Well said! Little friend Song Shuhang, a bright future will await us!”
“You also said well, Senior Xian Gong. We won’t give up so easily on this matter!”
Song Shuhang and Scholar Xian Gong encouraged each other.
Yu Jiaojiao blinked her eyes. She found this scene where Song Shuhang and Senior Xian Gong were encouraging each other pretty funny.
“This demodragon you are talking about is a demodragon hailing from the Netherworld Realm, right?” Venerable White’s voice echoed at this time.
“Yes, Senior White.” Song Shuhang nodded, and said, “At first, we were thinking of catching that demodragon and gifting Venerable White a special treasure manufactured from its body. But we didn’t expect that the demodragon wouldn’t appear at all…”
Scholar Xian Gong sighed, and said, “The god of creation really likes to make fools of people!”
Dharma King Creation’s voice suddenly echoed, “Senior Xian Gong, when did I make a fool of you?”
“Fellow Daoist Creation, you actually came!” Scholar Xian Gong raised his head and glanced at Dharma King Creation, saying, “Now then, that voice message you sent in the Nine Provinces Number One Group earlier caused several fellow daoists to get mental pollution. You dared to come here even though they are looking for you?”
“Don’t worry, a wise man is always prepared.” Dharma King Creation laughed.
The nearby Venerable White held his chin and glanced at Song Shuhang and Scholar Xian Gong, who were squatting in one corner.
Alright, it was better not to tease them further.
“Fellow Daoist Xian Gong, little friend Shuhang, I think that this demodragon won’t be looking for you anymore,” Venerable White said.
“?” Song Shuhang was confused.
Scholar Xian Gong said, “Why? Senior White, is it possible that you obtained some news?”
Venerable White nodded his head, and said, “Yes.”
Song Shuhang asked, “If the demodragon won’t be looking for me anymore… does it mean that Senior Xian Gong and I won’t have the opportunity to catch it in the future?”
Scholar Xian Gong said, “Sigh, is my luck really that bad? Am I already the ‘Number One Trash Luck God’ in the Nine Provinces Number One Group?”
Scholar Xian Gong and Song Shuhang got depressed again.
But right at this time, Venerable White took something out of his spatial equipment.
Soon after, the huge amber statue of a strange and muscular dragon was thrown to the ground with a thud.
“If that’s the demodragon you were looking for, it died already,” Venerable White said indifferently.
Song Shuhang and Scholar Xian Gong gazed at the demodragon.
Mom, I feel that my knees have become weak and I’m about to kneel on the ground, what to do?