Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
“Yes, I’m aware that Senior Spirit Butterfly is planning to invest in another movie~” Song Shuhang replied.
Song Shuhang was, of course, aware that Venerable Spirit Butterfly was planning to shoot another movie. He even knew that Senior Thrice Reckless Mad Saber was going to be the main character, and the plot of the movie basically consisted in Senior Thrice Reckless seeking death in all sorts of different environments and ways.
Earlier, Venerable Spirit Butterfly had specially looked for him and had tried to convince him to play a certain role in the movie… it was the role of a male character that liked to wear female clothing. Perhaps in Venerable Spirit Butterfly’s eyes, he—Song Shuhang—was a man that had that kind of hobby… from the looks of it, the first impression was very important!
“Ahaha, after the shooting of Fellow Daoist Spirit Butterfly’s new movie starts, I will head over there in the capacity of assistant director in order to gain some experience. With that, I can prepare myself for when I’m going to direct a movie by myself in the future,” Venerable White said complacently.
Song Shuhang said, “Senior White, are you really planning to become a director?”
Song Shuhang felt that Venerable White would achieve better results if he stayed as an actor. Just by standing there and doing nothing, he could give birth to an enchanting and breathtaking scene.
“That’s a given. If I find something interesting, I have to go all the way and satisfy my craving. At the very least, I want to direct one movie.” Afterward, Venerable White also added, “Right, Shuhang… there is an interesting supporting role in this movie, do you have any candidate in mind for this role? I asked in the Nine Provinces Number One Group earlier, but the various members just finished with the shooting of one movie, and they aren’t interested in participating in another one at the moment. Otherwise, you can come over and play the role yourself? This supporting character will only appear in a small portion of the movie. As long as you can get a day off, you can easily play the part.”
An interesting supporting role?
Song Shuhang immediately thought of that character with the hobby of wearing female clothing that Venerable Spirit Butterfly asked him to play earlier.
Senior White isn’t talking about that character, right?
If it’s really that character, I absolutely won’t play that role!
Or perhaps… I can just recommend someone to Senior White?
“In that case, let me carefully think about it, Senior White. When the time comes, I will recommend someone fitting for the role,” Song Shuhang replied. Then, he pondered for a moment and asked, “Senior White, does this character have any particular hobby? For example… wearing female clothing or something of the sort?”
On the other end, Venerable White became silent.
Then, after a long time, he said slowly, “Shuhang… if you don’t seek death, you won’t die. Do you also want to make a trip to the Secret Realm of Slowness?”
“Ah?” Song Shuhang was dumbfounded.
I sought death…?
At what time did I seek death?
I just wanted to know if this character was the same one that Venerable Spirit Butterfly recommended me the last time, the one that liked to wear female clothing! What does this have to do with seeking death?
Wait a moment, female clothing… female clothing?
Song Shuhang searched for this keyword in his mind.
Then, he remembered that when he went to explore that fragment of the ancient Heavenly City a few days ago—the Jade Lake Realm—together with Senior White and Su Clan’s Sixteen, Venerable White was forced to wear a phoenix coronet and a phoenix robe, both clothing for women.
Senior White couldn’t be referring to that matter, right?
A coincidence… it must all be a coincidence!
Song Shuhang quickly said, “Senior White, you misunderstood! That wasn’t my meaning!”
Senior White didn’t reply, and only gently laughed.
Song Shuhang felt that he was going to die sooner or later.
Anyway, it appeared that this character didn’t have the hobby of wearing female clothing… Song Shuhang turned his head around and shot a glance at the sofa, where his friend ‘Director’ was sipping his tea.
Now then, would this young monster hunter be interested in starring in a movie?
How could he lure him into participating in this movie?
Just as he was in deep thought, a loud sound was suddenly transmitted from Venerable White’s end.
From the looks of it, there had been an explosion, and this explosion seemed really powerful.
Song Shuhang quickly asked, “Senior White, what happened?”
“Hmm, it’s nothing. Just now, I discovered that there were two guys following me in secret, and they seemed to have bad intentions. When I called them out, they ran away. As such, I casually threw a magical technique at them, but failed to properly control my strength and ended up blowing them up… Eh? I just found something. They unexpectedly had three pieces of qilin metal with them—it is a pretty good material that can be used to manufacture space-type magical treasures. I happened to need this material. It’s very difficult to find this kind of material on Earth nowadays, and only people from the ancient era would have it in stock. Therefore, it was really an unexpected surprise that those two brats had it with them,” Venerable White replied.
“…” Song Shuhang.
“Right. Shuhang, you said that you were heading to Jiangnan University Town in the evening, right? In that case, I will directly wait for you in the Jiangnan area,” Venerable White said.
Song Shuhang said, “No problem, Senior White. We’ll meet in the Jiangnan area in that case.”
“Alright, let’s meet there. Oh, right… there was another thing I wanted to ask. The movie we shot, ❮Apocalypse War❯, was screened yesterday, right? It was weekend yesterday. As such, how was the box office revenue on the first day, and what about the weekly one? Did we manage to get the first place?” Venerable White asked.
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll ask Senior Yellow Mountain in a while. He should have the accurate data.”
“Forget it, I’ll ask him myself. At that time, I’ll ask Fellow Daoist Yellow Mountain to send the data in the group so that everyone can see it,” Venerable White said. Then, the sound of another explosion was transmitted from his end.
“Senior White, did someone else make a surprise attack?” Song Shuhang asked anxiously.
“No… it was just me being careless. I stumbled and fell to the ground, creating a large hole. It’s not a big deal since there is no one around, and there were no surveillance cameras, either. I’ll use the Ground Leveling Spell to make everything return to how it was before. While at it, I’ll also use the ‘Sand Transformation’ magical technique to bury the two guys I blew up earlier,” Venerable White said.
“…” Song Shuhang.
“Oh, right. Fairy Lychee contacted me yesterday and asked me when we were going to explore those ancient ruins at the bottom of the sea. After you are done with your university registration, we’ll go visit Immortal Cheng Lin’s immortal cave. I think you’ll obtain a few benefits after visiting the place.”
“Alright. However, I’ve also promised True Monarch Yellow Mountain that I’ll go to see the battle on the summit of the forbidden city between Immortal Master Copper Trigram and Northern River’s Loose Cultivator in early September and give the two contenders the small gifts he prepared. Therefore, we have to plan things carefully,” Song Shuhang said.
“In that case, we’ll take a look at the battle between Northern River and Copper Trigram first. Then, after the battle is over, we’ll contact Fairy Lychee and go to explore Immortal Cheng Lin’s immortal cave,” Venerable White replied.
“Very well, it’s settled then,” Song Shuhang said. Even if summer vacation was over, his life was as lively as before.
“Good, in that case, I’ll hang up first… Oh, wait. Something bad happened. I need a piece of advice from you. I put too much strength into the Ground Leveling Spell and ended up creating a small hill.” Venerable White’s voice was transmitted from the other end of the phone. “Now then, should I blow up this small hill?”
“…” Song Shuhang said, “Senior White, you should deal with the matter according to the circumstances.”
“In that case, I’ll just leave it be. It would be just a hassle to blow it up again,” Venerable White said. “Anyway, I’m hanging up.”
Song Shuhang had a sudden inspiration, and said, “Senior White, wait a moment. I suddenly thought of something.”
“What did you think of? Why do I feel that this idea of yours is going to be rather out of the ordinary?” Venerable White said.
“…” Song Shuhang said, “It’s like this… Senior White, do you happen to know what Immortal Cheng Lin’s appearance is? I have a theory in mind, and if I could see Cheng Lin’s appearance, I might be able to link together the various clues I have in my mind.”
“Hmm… her appearance, huh? That’s rather difficult to describe. After all, the opposite party is an Immortal, and she has her own methods to cover up her appearance. I only remember that she was a fairy maiden and wore a simple daoist robe with a daoist cap on her head, and she sat on a white lotus flower. As for her real looks, I’m unable to describe it to you with mere words. I’ll see if I can draw a rough sketch in a while and send you the picture. If it still doesn’t work, you can simply wait until we head to the ancient ruins and see her by yourself,” Venerable White said.
“I see, we can only proceed this way then,” Song Shuhang said.
“Is there anything else? If there isn’t, I’m hanging up,” Venerable White said.
“There shouldn’t be anything else…” Song Shuhang pondered for a moment, but couldn’t find anything else.
“In that case, let us meet in the Jiangnan area,” Venerable White said.
“Yes, we’ll meet there… Ah! Wait, wait, Senior White, you haven’t hung up yet, right?” Song Shuhang said in a hurry. He had seemingly recalled another important matter.
Senior White said, “I’ll leave the hanging directly to you at this point. After all, I can live several tens of thousands of years more than you, and you’ll definitely ‘hang’ before me!”
Song Shuhang was rendered speechless, and then said, “Senior White, I wanted to know if there was a method that could ensure the safety of my parents even after I’ve left home… Although I’ve some talismans with me, one has to use mental energy to activate them, and they aren’t suitable for my parents to use.”
After discovering that a spider puppet had sneaked into his house, Song Shuhang started to worry for the safety of his parents. If not for the fact that Daoist Priest Cloudy Mist had been on the scene, who knew what kind of disaster that spider puppet would have given rise to…
Venerable White asked, “Is someone targeting your family members?”
“Yes,” Song Shuhang replied.
“Let’s directly kill the other party, alright? Which influence are they from?” Venerable White said. “After all, it will be impossible to guard your parents twenty-four seven.”
“However, I’m still not sure who this person targeting my parents is,” Song Shuhang said.
“Do you have that many enemies?” Venerable White asked.
“I don’t even have that many enemies… if I really have to count them, there is Young Master Hai from the Limitless Demon Sect alongside his buddies—there seems to be some fate between him and me. Then, there is the sea urchin warrior race… there is deep hatred between us. In addition, the treasure that their boss is looking for is in my possession. Then, there was also that organization of killers from the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect, but Senior White already took care of them. After that are the demons of the Netherworld Realm, who are mad because I ruined their plan of attacking the world of the golden lotus. They should have a mortal hatred for me for this reason. Well, that should be it,” Song Shuhang said.
“In just a few months, you provoked so many influences and made so many enemies? Shuhang, you must have a pretty good talent when it comes to pissing off people!” Venerable White said.
“Senior White, I’m being unjustly accused here! I didn’t provoke a single one of those enemies on my own initiative! The Limitless Demon Sect had a grudge against Sixteen and Senior Seven. The sea urchin warriors had a grudge against Soft Feather and the Chu Family, and later against Venerable Tornado and Senior Phoenix Slayer. As for the demons of the Netherworld Realm, that’s, even more, a case where I was unjustly implicated just because I happened to be standing in a certain place.”
“…” Venerable White.
The fact that you get unjustly implicated each time is a little too strange. How is it possible that each time you are present, the hate of the enemies always shifts onto your body?