Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Night gradually fell.
At this time, there were basically no tourists in the forbidden city (Beijing).
Northern River’s Loose Cultivator silently switched off his mobile phone and sighed. Although he had decided to quickly send a message to remind Thrice Reckless Mad Saber of his actions, he was one step late.
That Thrice Reckless Mad Saber fellow was truly incurable!
When it came to seeking death, Thrice Reckless had the memory of a goldfish. His scars had yet to heal, but he had already forgotten the pain. In addition, he was getting more and more reckless as of late… Was it possible that this was Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless’ path to immortality?
After a short moment, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator gazed at the huge forbidden city before his eyes, and a happy expression appeared on his face.
“In early September, during the day of our battle, I’ll give that shady fortune teller a pleasant surprise.” The corner of Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s mouth rose. He couldn’t wait to fight against that shady fortune teller.
At that time, he would make sure to teach that shady fellow what despair was!
“It’s a shame that there won’t be a full moon that day. Otherwise, the atmosphere during the battle would have been even more special. Anyway, how many fellow daoists will come to watch the battle…?” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator muttered to himself.
Of course, the more people came to watch, the better. Beating that shady fortune teller in front of a large crowd would give him an even better sense of achievement. Just thinking about the scene was making Northern River excited.
On the other hand, he was also afraid that that shady fortune teller might not dare to show his face if the crowd was too large. The disguising technique of that guy was unparalleled in the world, and he had frequently disguised as other fellow daoists and performed shady divinations, offending people left and right. As such, it would be troublesome if there were too many people and the shady fortune teller thought that they were there to catch him.
“Phew~” After exhaling a large mouthful of air, the aura around Northern River’s Loose Cultivator’s body intensified. But after it had reached a certain level, it was forcefully suppressed by Northern River himself.
“It’s still not time yet. I have to bear it for another few days. It’s difficult to endure, but the final result will make it completely worth it.” After saying this much, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator advanced forward with large strides.
After a few steps, his body disappeared.
He had concealed himself and decided to sit in meditation and practice, quietly waiting for the day of the battle on the summit of the forbidden city.
He had to patiently endure if he wanted to pluck that sweet fruit. Everything would have been worth it at that time.
At the same time, five kilometers outside the forbidden city, a youngster with fine and delicate features was sitting cross-legged on the edge of a road.
In front of his body was placed a small bowl… was this person begging for money?
Still, his clothes were pretty good, neat and tidy. Definitely not the clothes of a beggar.
The people passing by were curiously looking at him, and the young man smiled at them in reply. His smile was graceful, and several young girls were moved after seeing it.
Right at this time, a girl asked her close friend, “Little Jie, don’t you feel that this handsome elder brother looks a little familiar?”
“Ah Min, now that you mention it, he indeed looks somewhat familiar. A sunshine boy with such a nice smile… is he some kind of celebrity?” her close friend replied.
Just as they were discussing, a young mother and her daughter brushed past the young man.
After seeing that elder brother sitting on the edge of the road, the little girl thought for a moment and then took out some coins from her pocket, throwing them into the bowl in front of the young man.
That man with fine and delicate features raised his head and looked at the little girl in front of him, faintly smiling.
His smile was particularly attractive this time, capable of warming one’s heart!
The little girl blinked her eyes and said, “Elder brother, your smile is really pretty.”
The young mother secretly pulled her daughter, hinting her to leave.
But right at this time, that man with fine and delicate features stretched out his hand and grabbed the coins in the bowl. Then, he nodded, very satisfied, and said, “The money for the divination has been received. As such, this poor daoist will perform a divination for you!”
“Ah?” The little girl blinked her eyes, clearly puzzled.
That man with fine and delicate features smiled, and said, “Is there something you would like me to predict?”
“You can predict anything?” the little girl asked in return. She had seen similar scenes on the TV or in movies. As such, she knew what divinations were.
After seeing that her daughter was really interested and had no intention of leaving, the young mother could only give in and stand by her side.
However, she still vigilantly glanced at that young man with fine and delicate features. If the opposite party used this ‘divination’ as an excuse to ask about the situation of her family, the opposite party had better not blame her for being impolite!
Nowadays, swindlers had many tricks up their sleeve, and it was very difficult to guard against them. Therefore, one had to be extra careful all the times.
“Yes, I can predict anything,” the young man with fine and delicate features said with a nod.
The little girl tilted her head and pondered for a moment. Then, with a serious expression on her face, she said, “In that case, help me predict if my father will come back for the celebration of New Year this time around. Last year, he wasn’t able to come back and only gave us a call. But when I cried and asked him to come back home, he only said that he would try his best and ask for leave this year.”
“Sure, no problem.” That young man with fine and delicate features took out a turtle shell.
This turtle shell gave the onlookers a feeling of primitive simplicity.
When the young mother unconsciously gazed at the patterns on the back of the turtle shell, she felt as if she had seen countless rays of light. These rays of light followed a fixed trajectory and formed several different pictures that made her feel dizzy.
Luckily, she promptly took her eyes off the turtle shell, and that dizzy feeling disappeared.
That turtle shell was very strange.
Just as she was in deep thought, the young man with fine and delicate features started to rhythmically shake the turtle shell. Then, he gently swung it, and four copper coins fell from the shell, landing in front of the young man.
Next, the young man held his chin and stared at the result of the divination on the ground.
The little girl asked expectantly, “Elder brother, what is the result of the divination? Will my father come back this year?”
The young man with fine and delicate features raised his head and revealed a warm smile.
The result of the divination was… a positive one. Based on what the little girl asked, a positive result meant that her father would return home this year.
However, the divinations of this man were somewhat different from other people’s divinations…
Because he was Immortal Master Copper Trigram!
Although he was very reluctant to admit it, he knew that the correct outcome was usually… the opposite of what his divination foretold!
Therefore, this positive divination implied that the father of this little girl wouldn’t come back home this year, either. Not coming back for two New Years in a row, was this guy Yu the Great 1 ?
If it were the previous me, I would have surely told this little girl that the result of the divination was very good and that all her wishes would come true… but like I said, this was the previous me.
The current me has a completely new understanding of the art of disguise, and I don’t simply want to disguise as little friend Tyrannical Saber Song One this time. I can assume his appearance and copy his aura… but that isn’t enough. I want to become little friend Tyrannical Saber Song One himself! If little friend Song Shuhang were in my shoes, what would he do?
Sure enough, the person he had disguised as was our little friend Song Shuhang, who was now in the far-off Wenzhou City, heading to the Jiangnan area!
Immortal Master Copper Trigram held his chin and pondered for a moment.
Then, he put on a happy expression and said, “Little girl, can you give me a strand of your hair?”
“Hmm?” The little girl pondered for a moment and quickly grabbed a fine strand of hair from her pigtail, handing it to over to this elder brother with a pretty smile.
Immortal Master Copper Trigram, who was now disguised as Song Shuhang, took the strand of hair. Next, he took out a white paper and wrapped the strand of hair within, starting to fold the paper. After folding it several times, the white paper had assumed the shape of a heart.
Finally, Immortal Master Copper Trigram stretched out his hand and gently caressed the heart-shaped white paper, quietly engraving a small magical technique inside.
“When you go to sleep tonight, put it under your pillow. You’ll have a wonderful surprise,” Immortal Master Copper Trigram said with a smile.
The little girl took the heart-shaped paper, her expression confused. Then, with a serious expression on her face, she again asked, “However, you didn’t tell me if my father will come back this year.”
“Although he won’t come back, you will still see him,” Immortal Master Copper Trigram said with a smile.
“Really?” the little girl asked.
“Really,” Immortal Master Copper Trigram said while keeping up that shopkeeper-style smile on his face.
His smiling face seemingly convinced the little girl. As such, she happily put the heart-shaped white paper in her pocket.
The young mother shot Immortal Master Copper Trigram a strange look. However, perhaps because she had been influenced by that strange turtle shell earlier, she didn’t prevent her daughter from putting away that folded piece of paper.
After following the leaving mother-daughter duo with his gaze, Immortal Master Copper Trigram nodded, very satisfied. He felt that his understanding of the art of disguise had advanced a little.
But at the same time, he was also somewhat dissatisfied.
Although his disguise had deserved a perfect score today, the score of his divination had approached zero.
Today, he didn’t honestly tell the result of his divination to the client, and actually told them the opposite result! As such, he had failed big time as fortune-teller today.
As expected, little friend Song Shuhang’s character isn’t suited for me, and it’s better if I disguise as someone else… Still, it’s better not to disguise as Fairy Lychee for the time being. As Thrice Reckless said, ‘reckless, but not more than thrice’. Hmm, right. Senior Xian Gong will soon go into secluded meditation… that’s good news. The next time, I’ll assume Senior Xian Gong’s appearance, Immortal Master Copper Trigram thought to himself.
Then, as he was just in deep thought, he suddenly heard someone next to him call out, “Senior Brother Gao Sheng! I just saw the real Senior Brother Gao Sheng! It’s the same guy from ❮Apocalypse War❯. Everybody, quick! Don’t let him escape! Senior Brother Gao Sheng must dieeee!”
After hearing these words, a lot of people had a sudden realization.
Soon after, they shouted in unison, “Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die, Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die!”
The crowd cheered as it surrounded Immortal Master Copper Trigram. Actually, none of them had bad intentions. They just wanted to see how Senior Brother Gao Sheng looked in real life.
“…” Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
Such an exaggerated reaction? It’s only a movie! Moreover, it was screened not too long ago! Why did it cause such a sensation?!
Seeing that the crowd was getting closer and closer, Immortal Master Copper Trigram stretched out his hand and quickly grabbed the copper coins on the ground, fleeing for his life at lightning speed.
“Senior Brother Gao Sheng wants to run away!”
“Chase after him!”
“Don’t forget the slogan—Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die!”
“Ling Ye, marry me… Ling Ye, marry me… Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die!”
Just like this, the crowd of people turned into a long line that started to chase after Immortal Master Copper Trigram with all their might.
As more and more people started shouting the slogan ‘Senior Brother Gao Sheng must die’ while running, the whole thing turned into a flash mob, with more and more people joining the long line.
At this time, Immortal Master Copper Trigram, who was running in the front, wished he could slap himself in the face.
For the love of God, why did I decide to disguise as little friend Song Shuhang?!