Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Twenty immortal dishes carefully prepared by Immortal Fairy Bie Xue should be able to satisfy Senior White.
Of the two big food boxes, one was to be given to Senior White, and the other was to be brought back for Shi and Little Cai’s dinner.
Shi and Little Cai probably don’t have too much appetite. I can wait for the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group to slowly arrive and then have a meal in the evening with Shi, Little Cai, Senior White Crane, and the others who haven’t eaten.
At this moment, Song Shuhang and Su Clan’s Sixteen were both on the second floor.
In between them was a large round, rotating table, and above it were the 20 crocodile-leg-based immortal dishes.
The duo sat facing each other.
Song Shuhang said, “I feel that this table is too big. It seems to be meant for a big group. With only the two of us here, the atmosphere is quite lacking.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen placed down her chopsticks. “Then, what atmosphere do you want to have?”
“Hmm, nevermind, it’s not like this one’s bad,” Song Shuhang said.
“Oh.” Su Clan’s Sixteen nodded.
While eating, the two chatted about various things. Due to them being cultivators skilled in saber techniques, they had quite a lot to chat about.
They talked about the various aspects of cultivation, the various aspects of saber techniques, and the various aspects of saber controlling techniques.
Su Clan’s Sixteen then asked, “Shuhang, what are your plans for the future?”
“The future?” Song Shuhang asked back.
“Yes, for example… you are already at the Fourth Stage. So, in the near future, will you continue to be a loose cultivator? Or would you prefer to join a sect or family?” Su Clan’s Sixteen said. “Being a loose cultivator grants you a lot of freedom with no restrictions. But if you were to join a sect or family with your current realm, you would still be able to possess a great deal of freedom, and you could even get a relatively complete inheritance and a share of cultivation resources.”
Cultivators that had reached the Fourth Stage Realm would be able to become branch leaders and be in control of an entire branch even in large sects. As for cultivators who had reached the Fifth Stage Realm, they could even become elders or peak leaders in large sects, allowing them to become real powerhouses.
With Song Shuhang’s current strength and with his connections in the Nine Provinces Number One Group, regardless of which senior’s sects or forces he joined, he would be welcomed. At that time, not only could he get a complete inheritance, but he would even be able to get a great number of cultivation resources.
He would not only be guaranteed a certain degree of freedom, but even obtain a complete inheritance and a great number of cultivation resources. For most loose cultivators, once they reached the Fourth Stage Realm, they would be fine with joining a sect or force.
“I haven’t given it much thought.” Song Shuhang shook his head, and said, “Due to my cultivation speed being too high, I feel as if I have just started practicing, so I haven’t really given it any thought… Hmm, I’ll think about it when I’m free.”
“Alright,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said.
At last, she took a deep breath, and added, “If… If you plan on joining a sect or a force in the future, then do consider the Spirit River Su Clan. After Seven becomes a Sixth Stage True Monarch, he will take charge of the Spirit River Su Clan. So, if you want to join, it would… be very beneficial for you in a lot of ways!”
“Alright, if I feel the desire to join a sect, then I’ll be sure to take it into consideration,” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
“Mm-hm.” Su Clan’s Sixteen then said, “I should also add this. Honestly, with your current state, there isn’t really much of a difference whether you join a sect or not. This is due to you always being able to get adequate cultivation resources from the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, and you don’t really have a problem when it comes to cultivation techniques, either. Even when compared to disciples of large sects, your cultivation speed is actually faster. Perhaps being a loose cultivator would be what suits you most.”
“Haha, Sixteen, you’re being inconsistent with what you said here, first telling me to consider joining a sect, then telling me that being a loose cultivator might suit me better,” Song Shuhang said while laughing.
The contradiction isn’t in what I said, it’s in my opinion. Su Clan’s Sixteen blinked, and then said, “Anyway, what I mean to say is this… If you feel that you’re tired of being a loose cultivator and want to join a sect, you should really consider joining the Spirit River Su Clan. You can think of me as an advertiser for the Spirit River Su Clan.”
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “Ok, I got it.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen then said, “Alright, how about we change the topic. Shuhang, have you ever thought of the even more distant future? For example, like getting married and starting a family?”
“Huh? Why are you suddenly asking this?” Song Shuhang stopped moving his chopsticks.
Su Clan’s Sixteen asked seriously, “Have you thought about it?”
“Getting married and starting a family… To be honest, I haven’t really thought about it,” Song Shuhang responded––although he was a tad more mature than his peers, when it came to something like this, it was still a bit too early for him to even consider it.
After all, before he even made contact with cultivation in the previous semester, he was still a freshman.
What occupied the minds of those students was mostly finding love in university, but when it came to starting a family, most of them wouldn’t have even given it much thought.
…Although Song Shuhang had hoped to find a girlfriend during university and even get married after graduating, when it came to ‘starting a family’, he never really thought about it.
The phrase ‘marry an ordinary woman, have two children, and live an ordinary life’ was a mere ridiculous life ideology of the past.
“Not at all?” Su Clan’s Sixteen held her chin, and curiously said, “From the impression I got, men usually think about such things quite early.”
“Sixteen, you’re probably talking about cultivators. When it comes to the modern youth, it is rare for those who are still 18 or 19 to even consider the matter of settling down and starting a family, unless they’re especially mature for their age,” Song Shuhang said.
Su Clan’s Sixteen patted her own forehead––she overlooked quite an important problem. Song Shuhang was still a very young guy.
She then asked, “Then, have you ever thought about getting a dao companion?”
“I have,” Song Shuhang said with a hint of sadness in his voice. “Not long after I began taking into serious consideration getting a dao companion, the dao companion I had considered became a ghost.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen: “…”
…What did Song Shuhang go through while she was closing up?
Su Clan’s Sixteen asked, “Are you talking about Fairy Ye Si?”
Song Shuhang sighed. “Yes.”
Sixteen again asked, “Then, currently, what’s the relationship… between you and Fairy Ye Si?”
“A ghost spirit and its master? It’s hard to say.” Song Shuhang himself wasn’t sure.
Su Clan’s Sixteen asked, “Then, not dao companions?”
“Nothing has ever started between Senior Sister Ye Si and I.” Song Shuhang sighed as he said that––he and Ye Si were both comfortable with each other. Then, Ye Si suggested that they could try things out for a period of time, and if they found the other party to their liking, then they could consider becoming dao companions.
In the end, the process of ‘trying things out’ had yet to start that Ye Si became a ghost, just like in the plot of that bastard Gao Moumou’s ❮Apocalypse War❯.
Su Clan’s Sixteen kneaded her brows.
The relationship between Song Shuhang and Ye Si had become too troublesome.
Just as she was in thought, a glow suddenly appeared behind Song Shuhang. In the next moment, the virtuous lamia quietly appeared behind Song Shuhang… then, she quietly extended her hand and stole a slice of a crocodile leg immortal dish and placed it into her mouth.
However, Song Shuhang discovered her as she was stealing food.
“Heavens, how did you get out? Go back first, don’t stir anything up,” Song Shuhang said.
The virtuous lamia tilted her head, and then she suddenly opened her mouth. “Aaaah~”
Song Shuhang responded, “Again? Stop playing around, elder sister.”
The virtuous lamia gently fell to the ground, tilted head, and ‘died’.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Su Clan’s Sixteen: “…”
In Song Shuhang’s body, besides the ghost spirit Ye Si, there was still the troublesome virtuous lamia.
“Shuhang,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said seriously. “While you’re unsure what your relationship with Ye Si is, with this virtuous lamia… there’s an 80% chance that you’ll be staying single in the future.”
Unless there was a fairy that could wholeheartedly fall in love with Song Shuhang—meaning that she not only accepted Song Shuhang, but also the ghost spirit Ye Si and even the virtuous lamia—it would be difficult for Song Shuhang to find a partner.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Su Clan’s Sixteen kneaded her temples. “Can I ask… Would a ghost spirit be able to have a child with a cultivator?”
“I don’t think so,” Song Shuhang said.
Moreover, the ghost spirit and the master’s thoughts were linked. The ghost spirit could be said to be equivalent to the master’s clone. Who could possibly even consider having a child with their own ghost spirit when it was so? But when it came to Ye Si, the situation was very special, with her being completely different from ordinary ghost spirits.
Su Clan’s Sixteen poked the dish in front of her with her chopsticks, and said, “Honestly, you don’t have to disclose things about Fairy Ye Si if you don’t wish to. After all, she’s your ghost spirit.”
“Since you asked, I didn’t hide the truth from you,” Song Shuhang added. “I’m not that slow-witted.”
Although Pavilion Master Chu and a few other old experts mistook him for a certain ‘Slow-Witted Song’, Song Shuhang felt that he was rather quick-witted when it came to feelings—so many years of book-reading hadn’t been for nothing.
When Sixteen asked him about ‘starting a family’, Song Shuhang already understood what was happening, although he still didn’t know why someone as outstanding as Sixteen would take a fancy to him.
However, looking at Su Clan’s Sixteen, he knew she was serious.
It was just that he felt it was better to remain single while he still wasn’t sure what the relationship between him and Ye Si was.
“Actually, the term ‘slow-witted’ is quite fitting for you.” Su Clan’s Sixteen held her chin with one hand as her beautiful eyes stared at Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang felt that Sixteen’s imposing manner had been getting stronger and stronger since after she had recovered and ascended to the Fourth Stage. At this time, even if she were to stand in a small alley, there probably wouldn’t be any guy who would dare to force her against the wall.
Is this just an illusion? Why does it feel like Sixteen’s imposing is continually rising?