Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
After finishing the exercise, Joseph expectantly looked at Song Shuhang, eager to listen to what his teacher had to say.
“Very good, very good,” Song Shuhang said with a smile. He was sure that his smile looked very forced right now.
He absolutely couldn’t let Joseph practice the ❮Times are Calling❯ any longer. It was simply too eye-blinding and embarrassing!
Such being the case… what could he teach him?
If he wanted to teach him something, he definitely couldn’t teach Joseph the ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯. After all, it was a cultivation technique that belonged to Great Master Profound Principle, and he would have to ask for his permission first.
Aside from the ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯, Song Shuhang could easily look for an ordinary cultivation technique of decent quality and teach that to Joseph. After all, he would only have to spend one or two spirit stones of the Third Stage to get his hands on the Flaming Saber Technique (normal version), Earth Spirit Staff, Fire Controlling Art, Basic Sword Technique, and other similar cultivation techniques.
However, although Joseph was a little younger than Papa Song and Mama Song, his age was still quite big, and he had long missed the best period to cultivate and build his foundation.
Even the weakened version of the body tempering liquid in Song Shuhang’s hand was something that Joseph’s body would not be able to withstand.
If he were to give him a cultivation technique, but didn’t give him the body tempering liquid… Joseph would have a hard time getting any results. Perhaps he would be able to open only one or two apertures after practicing for ten or even twenty years.
Song Shuhang fell into deep thought.
Actually, Joseph’s willpower was truly excellent. At first, Song Shuhang thought that Joseph was just acting on a whim and practicing the ❮Times are Calling❯ because he was excited about Chinese Kung Fu. As such, his excitement would fade after a little while, and he would eventually give up.
But contrary to his expectations, the opposite party kept practicing this radio exercise since the day they learned it up until now, performing it several times every day. Judging from his posture, Joseph had already learned this exercise to perfection.
Song Shuhang had long ago thought about bringing to Joseph to that ‘haven of peace’ he was looking for if there was fate between the two of them. But later, Joseph directly moved next to him, forcefully forming a knot of karma.
Such being the case… what could he teach him now?
When he saw that Song Shuhang was in deep thought, Joseph didn’t disturb him and quietly waited for Shuhang to say something. He was somewhat looking forward to hearing what his teacher had to say.
“I have… a sword technique here with me,” Song Shuhang said at this time.
After pondering for some time, he remembered that he had a certain sword technique with him, which was also the only sword technique he was able to practice—the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯.
This sword technique was something that came to exist after a bored senior cultivator decided to revise and integrate cultivation elements into a Western technique. In the end, Joseph was also a Westerner, and perhaps this sword technique would be especially suitable for him?
Nevertheless, after getting transformed and revised, this sword technique was already a technique of the world of cultivators. If he were to teach this technique to Joseph, who couldn’t even make use of ‘qi and blood energy’ right now, Joseph would at most be able to crudely swing the sword around.
Song Shuhang had no idea if there was any method in the world of cultivators that could allow older people to open their Heart Aperture. For example, an improved version of the ‘body tempering liquid’ or some other special method to open one’s Heart Aperture. It didn’t matter if it was going to take some time… as long as it could open the Heart Aperture, it was fine.
It wasn’t only for Joseph, but also for his family members.
His parents had also missed the best period to practice, and while it was true that he had some treasures in hand to prolong their life, it would be even better if they could at least open their Heart Aperture after moving to that paradisiacal land, which would allow them to use the qi and blood energy.
After hearing Song Shuhang’s words, Joseph immediately became nervous. With these words just now… did his teacher mean that he was going to teach him a technique of an even higher level?
“The name of this sword technique is ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯. When displayed, this sword can unleash energy capable of destroying evil. However, your current strength is too low, and you won’t be able to bring out the power of this sword technique,” Song Shuhang said.
Joseph’s heart sank.
“Nonetheless, I can first teach you the various moves of this sword technique. Even if you are temporarily unable to bring out its evil-slaying power, the moves of the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ are still unique and rather ingenious, something worth learning,” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
His plan was to teach Joseph a rough version of the technique for now.
Afterward, if he managed to find a way to let older people open their Heart Aperture, he would teach him the chant of the sword technique so that Joseph could bring out the real power of the technique.
And even more importantly, the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ was actually pleasing to the eye when used, and made the user look like an expert. It was much better compared to the ❮Times are Calling❯.
“Teacher, are you going to teach me this sword technique here?” Joseph asked out of curiosity.
“There is no alternative. I’ll now teach you the first style of the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯, the Evil Slashing Holy Light Sword.” Song Shuhang gently pushed the two beds to one side and made some space in the room.
Then, he stretched out his hand into his travel bag and took out his treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
The ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ was better performed with a large sword, but the spare large sword in Song Shuhang’s possession was now in his size-reducing purse and rather difficult to reach. Therefore, he just took out his treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
“I’ll demonstrate the technique once. Make sure to watch carefully,” Song Shuhang said.
Joseph opened his eyes wide and attentively stared at Song Shuhang, afraid to miss any detail.
❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯—Evil Slashing Holy Light Sword,” Song Shuhang said in a grave tone. Then, he braced himself and attached that shameful sword chant. “Holy light, that wicked one seems worth fighting!”
Since he was using a saber instead of a large sword to display the technique, his posture looked somewhat strange.
But in all fairness, the first style of the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ was truly exquisite.
After all, the senior that had improved and revised this sword technique was at least a Sixth Stage True Monarch. After the revision, the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ had styles that went from the Second to the Sixth Stage.
Just as Song Shuhang displayed the last move, pure and holy light appeared on the blade. The sword light issued a buzzing sound and condensed, without scattering around. It stayed attached to the treasured saber Broken Tyrant, not leaving the saber by so much as a millimeter.
It was just sword light… but after seeing it, the onlookers would find their mind at peace and get a warm feeling from it.
Joseph watched intensely. That pure white thing was sword qi?
This ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ was truly incredible!
Even if the name of the sword technique was somewhat strange, it was unable to cover up the might of the technique.
Sword qi! That was sword qi!
Usually, in those movies about China’s Kung Fu, only top-tier experts were able to use sword qi! Earlier, when his teacher used his fists to create explosions in the air, he felt that it was super cool. But little did he expect that his teacher could use even sword qi!
Song Shuhang did just enough to make his point clear. He then shook his wrist and dispersed the sword qi on his treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
Song Shuhang turned his head around, and asked, “Did you see clearly?”
“I was able to remember only 60% of the technique,” Joseph replied truthfully. He had tried to his best to memorize all the details, but the human brain had some trouble when it came to instantly remembering something. In addition, he wasn’t that young anymore.
“Not bad, that’s passable. Now, I’ll break into pieces the first style and teach you step by step. After you get familiar with the first style, I’ll look for an opportunity to teach you the next one,” Song Shuhang said.
Joseph said expectantly, “Teacher, does this mean that I’ve been officially accepted as a disciple?”
“About this matter… let’s put it off until later.” Song Shuhang pondered for a moment, and then said, “When I think I have the ability, I’ll naturally accept you as a disciple. You don’t need to worry about it. In addition, this matter of accepting a disciple is very complicated.”
If he accepted him as a disciple, it would mean that their relationship would change to teacher and student’s. However, it was better to leave this matter until after Joseph had opened his Heart Aperture and officially stepped on the path of cultivation.
“In addition… the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ is different from that body tempering cultivation technique I taught you earlier. The ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ can’t be passed down to others without my permission. You have to firmly keep in mind this point,” Song Shuhang said with a serious expression on his face.
Since he felt that there was some fate between him and Joseph, Shuhang thought that it was better to tell Joseph about the rules and taboos of the world of cultivators.
“Teacher, I understand,” Joseph replied.
“In that case, let’s start, okay? In addition, while displaying this sword technique, it’s better to read the chant aloud. I’m talking about that [Holy light, that wicked one seems worth fighting!],” Song Shuhang said.
Joseph said, “Is it necessary to read it aloud?”
“If you read it aloud, the power of the move will increase. If you don’t, the power will drop quite a bit. While practicing, you can just read it silently,” Song Shuhang said calmly.
Joseph said, “I’ll do it, I’ll do it!”
Around an hour later.
Joseph borrowed Song Shuhang’s treasured saber Broken Tyrant and practiced the first style of the ❮Holy Light Sword Technique❯ while faintly shouting, [Holy light, that wicked one seems worth fighting!].
Nevertheless, the treasured saber Broken Tyrant was a little too heavy for him, and Joseph couldn’t help but take a break after practicing a few times. But regardless of this, he was still filled with vigor.
Although it was just a set of moves with no substance, this sword technique looked much better than the ❮Times are Calling❯ when displayed, and was nowhere that eye-blinding.
After seeing that Joseph was gradually improving, Song Shuhang took out his mobile phone and opened the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
He wanted to ask the seniors in the group if there was any method that could allow older people to open their apertures.
But when he got online, he discovered that the group had been rather lively today.
Xuan Nu Sect’s Skylark, who rarely got online, now appeared, and she was telling the other fellow daoists how she sought death while researching a demonic mouse.
Song Shuhang almost choked on his saliva. Unexpectedly, Senior Skylark was the one that had entrusted that ‘banknote’ to kill and bring away the demonic mouse.
Song Shuhang kept scrolling down.
After some time, he saw Venerable White’s message.
Venerable White: ” @Tyrannical Saber Song One, little friend Song Shuhang, you haven’t reached the Jiangnan area yet?”
However, this message was sent a few hours ago.
Aside from Venerable White, Great Master Profound Principle had also tagged him… but why was Great Master Profound Principle looking for him?
Then, there was another message from Venerable White: ” @Xuan Nu Sect’s Skylark, Fellow Daoist Skylark, if you want to get rid of that evil energy, you can look for little friend Song Shuhang. He has a certain thing with him that is very effective when dealing with the energy of the Netherworld Realm.”
What Venerable White was talking about was obviously the nucleus in Song Shuhang’s Heart Aperture. That thing was the nemesis of the demons of the Netherworld and their evil energy.
Xuan Nu Sect’s Skylark: “Thank you, Fellow Daoist White. I’ll first seal my body and thoroughly research it. After my research is over, I’ll ask Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Saber to lend me a hand.”
She was going to research herself? But how was she going to do that?
Further below, Young Master Phoenix Slayer and several other fellow daoists were sharing the things they had learned during their recent practice sessions.
However, the experiences they were sharing were at least of the Fifth Stage rank.
When Song Shuhang took a look, he felt that everything was fuzzy and unclear, but he felt that he had benefited a lot nonetheless.