But in the end, Song Shuhang was unable to obtain any clue about Fairy Cheng Lin’s appearance, losing this important piece of information that could have led him to the truth.
The reason was that the woman with the beauty mark got angry.
“You keep asking things again and again because you want to find a pretext to break the promise, right?” The woman with the beauty mark closely watched Song Shuhang, and said, “Do you really think I didn’t notice that your current appearance is completely different from before? Then, after I’m done describing your previous appearance, you will probably use it as an excuse to shrink from your duty, right?”
What the woman with the beauty mark said was indeed reasonable, and he had no idea how to refute her argument.
Song Shuhang felt that his ‘speech skill’ was simply too under-leveled. Perhaps he should join some ‘debate club’ after his university had started to increase his proficiency in this field.
“Just like we’ve agreed back then, I’ve kept intact the Jade Lake Realm after the destruction of the Heavenly City. In addition, I took your place and supported this whole realm for so long, fulfilling my part of the agreement. Now, I’m like the dying embers of a burned out fire… and yet, you are still unwilling to give me a kiss?” The more the woman with the beauty mark was speaking, the more bitter she was getting.
[Shuhang, perhaps… we really owe her?] Senior Sister Ye Si’s voice suddenly echoed in Song Shuhang’s mind. The face of this ‘woman with the beauty mark’ was continuously resurfacing in her mind along with that beauty mark around the corner of her eye and her falling tears. The whole scene made her feel very anxious.
[It’s not ‘we’, it’s YOU!] Song Shuhang reminded.
[There are no divisions between us anymore. Right now, we are like one single entity!] Senior Sister Ye said.
Senior Sister Ye Si, if that’s really the case, don’t be that scared and come out to meet this woman with the beauty mark!Song Shuhang ridiculed in his heart.
Just as he was in deep thought, the woman with the beauty mark instantly appeared in front of Song Shuhang.
She had been too quick, and Song Shuhang didn’t even see when she got there.
Immediately after, she lowered her head and tyrannically grabbed Song Shuhang’s chin.
Song Shuhang’s current height was 1.82 meters. Just how tall was this woman with the beauty mark to be able to grab his chin and look down on him from an elevated position? Song Shuhang couldn’t help but lower his eyes and look downward… and it was at that time that he discovered that the woman with the beauty mark was actually floating midair. No wonder she seemed so tall!
Wait a moment, it wasn’t the time to worry about this matter! Since the woman with the beauty mark was acting so overbearingly, did it mean that he was going to kiss him forcefully?
“Wait, let me expla” Song Shuhang wanted to make a last-ditch effort to resist…
But in the next moment, his whole body became numb and he lost the strength to revolt.
Soon after, the woman with the beauty mark brutally kissed Shuhang.
That was my first kiss!
Song Shuhang guaranteed that he could write a 10,000 words essay to describe his feelings and how he felt after this first kiss of his.
After a short moment, the woman with the beauty mark licked her lips, very satisfied. “The promise was fulfilled… this kiss is what you owed me. And what is owed to me, I’ll definitely take back!”
After saying this much, she retreated and returned to the reclining chair, weakly lying there just as if he had lost all her strength. It felt as if forcefully kissing Song Shuhang had drained her of her strength and will.
The promise had been fulfilled, along with her long-lasting wish.
As such, the body of the woman with the beauty mark slowly began to become transparent. Starting from her white toes, her whole body turned into particles of light bit by bit, starting to dissipate.
“You… you were waiting just for Fairy Cheng Lin’s kiss?” Song Shuhang said with a forced smile as he gazed at the disappearing body of the woman with the beauty mark.
“This was what you’ve promised me, and I was simply waiting for you to come back and repay the debt you owed me,” the woman with the beauty mark said while lying on her side on that reclining chair.
Song Shuhang opened his lips… but this time, the words ‘I’m not Cheng Lin’ didn’t come out of his mouth.
[If I meet Fairy Cheng Lin in the future, I’ll definitely tell her that you were waiting for her to come and give you the kiss she owed you,] Song Shuhang thought to himself.
[Or else, we can have Fairy Cheng Lin give us back our kiss when we meet her? After all, that was our first kiss!] Senior Sister Ye Si said.
[Our first kiss?] Song Shuhang felt that there was something wrong.
[Just now, she killed two birds with one stone! When she came over to kiss you, the two of us were overlapped. Therefore, she kissed both of us. Your first kiss is gone, and mine is gone as well,] Senior Sister Ye Si replied.
Actually, that was what happened… when that woman with the beauty mark decided to forcefully kiss Song Shuhang, Senior Sister Ye Si found it somewhat improper. She felt that Song Shuhang shouldn’t be the one bearing the kiss. That kiss Fairy Cheng Lin owed to this woman with the beauty mark should be received by her instead. This was, after all, her duty.
Under this great sense of duty, Senior Sister Ye Si stopped being nervous.
Thereupon, she decided to drill out of Song Shuhang’s head and receive the overbearing kiss of that woman with the beauty mark in his stead. But little did she expect that her body would stiffen just as she was coming out… as a consequence, the woman with the beauty mark ended up kissing both of them.
This time, they had really suffered a great loss.
Body fusion can work like this too?
Wait, that’s not the point! Not only I was forcefully kissed, but Ye Si was also forcefully kissed.
This time, it was a great loss for both us!
After gazing at the body of that woman with the beauty mark, which was slowly transforming into particles of light, Song Shuhang heaved a long sigh and said, “…Do you have any other wish?”
The woman with the beauty mark pondered for a moment and stretched out her hand to take off the phoenix coronet on her head, throwing it toward Song Shuhang. Then, she made an effort to take off the phoenix robe she was wearing, throwing that to Song Shuhang too.
After she took off the phoenix robe, the long hair of the woman with the beauty mark dropped down. Coupled with the white full-body underclothes beneath the phoenix robe, it gave her the image of a melancholic beauty.
Song Shuhang took the phoenix robe and the phoenix coronet. Both of these items were real. He could tell from the fluctuation of energy coming from them that they were precious magical treasures.
“The phoenix coronet and the phoenix robe are the cores of the Jade Lake Realm. When you go back in a while, give them to that Seventh Stage Venerable that came here with you. With these two items, he will be able to control the Jade Lake Realm. However, that companion of yours is only at the Seventh Stage Venerable Realm, and it will depend on his skills how much of the Jade Lake Realm he would be able to support. I hope his strength can match his confidence, allowing him to support the whole Jade Lake Realm by himself. Although I already fulfilled my part of the deal, I still hope that the Jade Lake Realm can be preserved in its entirety without breaking to pieces.” The voice of the woman with the beauty mark was getting weaker and weaker as she spoke.
Song Shuhang carefully put away the phoenix coronet and the phoenix robe.
“Do you still have any words left that you want to say to Cheng emh, to me?” Song Shuhang clenched his teeth and decided to just accept the fact.
Since he had decided to play Cheng Lin’s part, he would have to do it until the very end.
The woman with the beauty mark looked at Song Shuhang and rolled her eyes. Then, she gathered all her remaining strength and said, “Cheng Lin, you are a big jerk. Beep, beep, beep, beep~”
“…” Song Shuhang.
I was really asking for a scolding with those words!
After the stream of curses, the woman with the beauty mark completely lost her strength.
She softly lay on the reclining chair, not moving in the slightest. Her body was getting more and more transparent, and her lower part had already turned into particles of light; her eyes had also lost focus.
Song Shuhang joined his palms together and silently read the verses of Ksitigarbha’s Soul Ferrying Scripture. He wasn’t really ferrying her soul, but wishing this woman with the beauty mark to have a safe trip to the afterworld.
The woman with the beauty mark slightly tilted her head and looked over, gazing at Song Shuhang, who had both his palms joined together at this time. For a moment, she saw a familiar figure overlapping with Song Shuhang’s.
That forever slanted daoist cap, not straightening no matter how much one tried, and that spacious daoist robe with golden patterns… gold was one of the colors she liked the most. Although she looked gorgeous while wearing that phoenix coronet and phoenix robe, she liked wearing that slanted daoist robe even more.
The original master of the Jade Lake Realm, and one of the Immortals of the Heavenly City… the Jade Lake Empress ‘Cheng Lin’and also the criminal that betrayed the ancient Heavenly City.
The woman with the beauty mark smiled, looking very satisfied. Then, her whole body disappeared, dispersing into the air.
And right at that time, Song Shuhang finished the last verse of Ksitigarbha’s Soul Ferrying Scripture.
After separating his hands, Song Shuhang sighed with emotion, and said, “What a pity. I had one final question that I wasn’t able to ask her.”
Ye Si’s drilled out of Song Shuhang’s neck, and said, “Did you forget to ask her her name?”
When Senior Sister Ye Si’s head suddenly drilled out of his neck, Song Shuhang got a scare. From the looks of it, it was going to take him a very long time to get used to having Senior Sister Ye Si inside his body.
He gently shook his head, and said, “No, that’s not what I wanted to ask. What I wanted to ask was something even more important.”
Senior Sister Ye Si asked, “What was it?”
“I forgot to ask her what her gender was,” Song Shuhang said. “Was she a woman or a man?”
Senior Sister Ye Si replied, “She should be a woman, right?”
If she was a woman, he would leave it at that. But if she was actually a man… Song Shuhang would feel like crying.
“Let’s act as if nothing of all this happened, alright? I feel that everything that happened was rather inappropriate,” Song Shuhang said.
“Don’t worry. We should note down this enmity and ask Fairy Cheng Lin for double the payback when we meet her,” Senior Sister Ye Si comforted him.
“However, there is a chance that this Fairy Cheng Lin has died already,” Song Shuhang said.
“You have a point. Does that mean that we can’t take our revenge?” Senior Sister Ye Si sighed, somewhat depressed. Afterward, she returned back inside Song Shuhang’s body.
“That’s possible,” Song Shuhang replied.
Just as they were discussing, the dimension they were in, which had been split into three parts, returned to its previous state.
Venerable White and Su Clan’s Sixteen’s forms appeared next to Song Shuhang.
Senior White was curiously looking at Song Shuhang. On the other hand, Su Clan’s Sixteen’s small face was very tense as she was anxiously looking at him.
“Eh? How come you are alone?” Senior White asked.
Su Clan’s Sixteen likewise looked all around, but was unable to see the silhouette of that woman with the beauty mark.
Song Shuhang nodded his head and was about to reply when a layer of golden flames started to burn on his body.
The golden flames were burning more and more violently, and Song Shuhang felt that they were slowly condensing and taking the shape of a person.
“What’s that?” Su Clan’s Sixteen asked in puzzlement.
Song Shuhang replied, “It’s my light of virtue… it suddenly started to burn up. What’s the matter?”
“Your light of virtue is undergoing a qualitative change. What did you do just now?” Venerable White asked.
The light of virtue was undergoing a qualitative change…?