Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
At the same time, Song Shuhang activated the innate skill of his Eye Aperture, [Expert Sight], or ‘bullet time’ if we want to call it like that.
As a consequence, the speed of the eight swords slowed down like those bullets in movies in his eyes. Song Shuhang then brandished his treasured saber Broken Tyrant and the Heaven and Earth Worshipping Brush, easily keeping off the swords.
At the same time, the virtuous lamia on his right also made her move and used the blood-red bone to ward off the sharp swords. After evolving, the virtuous lamia had become more and more intelligent. This time, Song Shuhang hadn’t ordered her to keep off the swords—she had done it on her own.
Had her ability to protect her master been enhanced?
However, she didn’t stop at that. After keeping off the sword, the virtuous lamia stretched out her hand and flung the Face Slapping Flip-flop.
Song Shuhang had bought this Face Slapping Flip-flop while strolling through the streets of the White Cloud Academy. After that, it stayed in his size-reducing purse since it didn’t have much use.
But just as the virtuous lamia used the Face Slapping Flip-flop, a loud boom echoed in the surrounding area. The speed of the Face Slapping Flip-flop increased like crazy, and it felt as though it had broken through the sound barrier. It took it only an instant to travel those twenty meters between Shuhang and the target, so as soon as the virtuous lamia made her move, the Face Slapping Flip-flop appeared next to the left cheek of that purple-robed cultivator.
A loud sound echoed.
The purple-robed cultivator was caught off guard and knocked flying, with several of his teeth flying out of his mouth.
Wasn’t this too exaggerated?
Although he couldn’t make out the realm of that purple-robed cultivator, he was, at the very least, a cultivator at the peak of the Fourth Stage Realm, or even someone that had reached the Fifth Stage Realm. However, he was unexpectedly knocked flying just like that…
Was it possible that the ‘Face Slapping Flip-flop’ he had casually picked up was a godly item and no one had realized it until now? Was he lucky to pick up a godly item that day?
Song Shuhang shook his head. What godly item! It was impossible that such a thing could happen to him. In addition, face slapping flip-flops were produced in batches in the White Cloud City, and were used mostly for fun. The owner of the shop even said that it had been a really popular item at some point.
Song Shuhang couldn’t help but look at the virtuous lamia. If there wasn’t anything wrong with his Face Slapping Flip-flop… there was something wrong with the virtuous lamia! In her hands, that magical treasure used for fun had displayed astonishing power.
At this time, the expressionless virtuous lamia stretched out her hand and kept waving it.
In the sky, the Face Slapping Flip-flop attacked nonstop.
As soon as he got up, the purple-robed cultivator had his right cheek ruthlessly slapped and was sent flying again.
If someone hit your left cheek, you should offer the right one. As long as one gritted their teeth and persevered, they would feel much better!
“Slap~” Knocked flying.
“Slap~” Knocked flying again.
“Slap~” One more time. However, that cultivator didn’t cry out in pain this time. It felt as though he was hit until he had lost consciousness.
However, the virtuous lamia didn’t seem intent on letting him off, and she kept hitting the handsome face of the purple-robed cultivator with the Face Slapping Flip-flop.
“Slap, slap, slap~”
After hitting the left cheek, she would hit the right one; after hitting the right cheek, she would hit the left one. Sometimes, she would hit the left side twice, and then the right side, also two times. The treatment that the two sides received was absolutely fair, and both his cheeks got hit the same number of times.
Was she trying to vent her anger by slapping the face of a dead enemy?
Song Shuhang gazed at the virtuous lamia. Although she was still expressionless, it seemed she was having a lot of fun. Song Shuhang pondered for a moment, and decided not to stop her.
[Right. Ye Si, did you already use the flying sword to explore the world of the black lotus? Did you find that big cocoon?] Song Shuhang asked.
The ruler of the Netherworld Realm, Senior White Two, was sleeping inside that big cocoon in the world of the black lotus. In the past, Senior White Two had said that he would sleep for a thousand years, and that he wouldn’t come out unless he had slept enough.
However, the ‘Senior White’ Song Shuhang had met in the main world was acting too strange. The more he thought about it, the more he felt that Venerable White’s behavior today was very similar to Senior White Two’s.
Therefore, he thought of two possibilities. First, Senior White got too excited while learning how to perform acrobatic feats with excavators, and was currently in an overly excited state.
Second, he had mistaken him for someone else, and the ‘Senior White’ before his eyes wasn’t Venerable White, but Senior White Two from the Netherworld Realm.
Song Shuhang was 80% sure that the person with him this time was Senior White Two.
At this time, Ye Si replied, [I’ve checked. That cocoon is still in the world of the black lotus. The flying sword landed next to the cocoon, and I was able to feel through it that there was a terrifying existence hiding within. Therefore, that Senior White Two should be still in the world of the black lotus.]
“Senior White Two is still there?” Song Shuhang said. “Does this mean that I was mistaken?”
Was it really possible that Venerable White had too much fun today and got overexcited, causing his behavior to change this much?
Wait a moment…
If Venerable White wasn’t Senior White Two like he had guessed… didn’t it mean that Senior White was now in great danger? That concealed expert kept saying that Venerable White was just a ‘small Venerable’. In other words, the strength of the other party had, at the very least, reached the Eighth Stage Profound Sage Realm.
Would a Seventh Stage Venerable like Senior White be able to win?
Song Shuhang had gotten somewhat restless.
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thought, a skin puppet suddenly broke free and approached him. The palms of the puppets pressed on Song Shuhang’s back.
Two red beams of light exploded on Song Shuhang’s back, and the flames mercilessly swallowed up Song Shuhang as the beam exploded.
The corner of that skin puppet’s mouth rose, revealing a sinister smile.
“You were too careless, Song Shuhang. You have too little fighting experience.” It was the voice of that purple-robed cultivator.
The Face Slapping Flip-flop was slapping his main body nonstop, but his consciousness had quietly shifted to this skin puppet behind Song Shuhang.
While he was speaking, the hands of the skin puppet fell off, revealing two weapons that resembled cannons. Then, red beams shot out of his arms, exploding on Song Shuhang’s body.
As long as there was an opportunity, he would blow him up and kill him!
“Boom, boom, boom~”
After receiving around ten consecutive beam attacks, Song Shuhang’s figure disappeared amidst the light. That pure energy turned into dazzling light, and a series of explosions followed soon thereafter.
After the puppet had fired ten times, Song Shuhang seemingly lost the strength to resist. In a distant place, the Face Slapping Flip-flop gently fell to the ground, not moving in the slightest.
The light of the attacks and the explosions finally subsided.
There was a big hole in the ground, but Song Shuhang had disappeared without a trace. That monster bird had also disappeared.
The far-off main body of that purple-robed cultivator got up from the ground and furrowed his brows, arriving where Song Shuhang had disappeared. He didn’t have a happy expression on his face. On the contrary, he was frowning.
“How come he suddenly disappeared?”
Although the power of the attacks his puppet used was high, it wasn’t strong enough to completely disintegrate Song Shuhang’s body without leaving any trace behind.
What kind of escape technique was this?
No, even if it was an escape technique, it would create all sorts of phenomena when activated. It wouldn’t make one disappear without a trace. Unless… it was a space-type life-preserving secret technique.
“Dammit, how is this possible?” the purple-robed cultivator said, clearly frustrated.
At the same time, he turned his head around and looked toward the sky. That general fellow hadn’t returned, either.
Back then, he’d said that he would need only five breaths to take care of Venerable White. But now, so much time had passed, and he had yet to return.
The purple-robed cultivator was feeling more and more uneasy.
After a short moment, he finally gritted his teeth.
“You guys protect the entrance to the forbidden area. If that Song Shuhang appears again, immediately surround him.” The purple-robed cultivator gave one final order to the skin puppets.
At the same time, he told that modified skin puppet to look for a place where it could hide.
Then, he took a deep breath and jumped toward the golden disc, entering the forbidden area.
If that general fellow returned safely, he would use the skin puppets to guide and lead him to where he was in the forbidden area.
Even if those several skin puppets got destroyed, he could make use of that modified puppet that went into hiding, making it act as a guide.
If that general fellow failed, and Venerable White managed to return to the entrance of the forbidden area, he would receive an early warning through the skin puppets.
But, he no longer seemed like someone that had everything under his control at this time…
In Song Shuhang’s Inner World.
Ye Si said, “Shuhang, why did you decide to escape? It wouldn’t have been a problem to kill that purple-robed cultivator had the two of us cooperated. In addition, we noticed his surprise attack as well. Wasn’t the virtuous lamia warding off the attack for you?”
“It’s like this… although the virtuous lamia was warding off the attack, a small portion of the attack still hit my body,” Song Shuhang said.
Ye Si said, “But you weren’t injured, right?” She was Song Shuhang’s ghost spirit, and they were combined at the moment. Therefore, she could tell that Song Shuhang wasn’t injured.
“Yes, I wasn’t injured. Actually, after the light of virtue filtered the attacks of the puppet, it felt pretty good getting hit,” Song Shuhang said with a smile. “The ❮Immovable Body of the Buddha❯ and the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯ I practice got tempered by the attacks of the puppet, just like iron gets tempered after getting hit by a hammer. Thanks to the benefits I received from these two body tempering cultivation techniques, my Immaterial King Meridian is about to open. Therefore, I want to give my all and break through the Immaterial King Meridian in one go! With that, I’ll get even closer to the Fourth Stage Realm.”
“…” Ye Si said, “But you could have broken through after taking care of that purple-robed cultivator!”
Leaving the trouble for the future was very dangerous, especially since the opposite party entered that forbidden area. It might become very dangerous if the opposite party suddenly appeared before them in the forbidden area and did something.
“No need to be afraid,” Song Shuhang said with a smile. “Senior White is following him.”
Little Cai said, “Senior White? When did he return?”
“Senior White had already returned when that puppet was hitting me with that barrage of attacks. The reason I let that guy go is also because of Senior White’s hint,” Song Shuhang said. “Now, as soon as I manage to break through the Immaterial King Meridian, we’ll also enter the forbidden area and meet up with Senior White.”