Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
And so, all the fellow daoists gathered together. In the same way as before, Senior White Two added the [Simplified Fixed Health Undying State] to everyone.
Song Shuhang asked, “Is everyone ready?”
This time, he first transferred Loli Shi, who had passed out, into his Inner World, and he did the same for Lady Onion.
“Little friend Shuhang, warn me before you detonate it so that I can prepare myself a bit more,” Dharma King Creation said––he had a physical body that was close to the Sixth Stage while still being at the Fifth Stage Realm. However, in the previous explosion, he still felt as though he was going to die, causing him to almost sing out from the pain.
“I’m going to die again.” Young Master Phoenix Slayer sighed––although he knew that he was going to face a deadly agony, he was reluctant to give up such a valuable opportunity.
“Unfortunately, Venerable Nuclear Bomb isn’t here. I’d have really liked to see how he would look while facing the nuclear bomb. It would definitely be such a sight,” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said.
Smiling, Fairy Lychee said, “Venerable Nuclear Bomb? Pfff, Thrice Reckless, are you talking about Fellow Daoist Xian Gong? Aren’t you afraid that he’ll come to kill you after he transcends his tribulation?”
“Is everyone ready?” Song Shuhang said. “If everyone’s ready, I’m bringing out the nuclear bomb.”
“Go ahead,” Venerable Spirit Butterfly and Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue said.
Song Shuhang nodded and brought out the nuclear bomb… What he had taken out was a relatively bigger nuclear bomb; it also looked quite old. This was the weakest nuclear bomb that he had in his Inner World.
“I’ll be undoing the seal now,” Song Shuhang said.
At this moment, Thrice Reckless’ eyes suddenly lit up as he said, “Little friend Shuhang, wait a moment, can we take a picture of it when it explodes?”
“It should be possible. I found that the items on my body are intact, so as long as we get the timing right, we should be able to take a photo of it,” Fairy Lychee said.
“Then, Fairy Lychee, can you take a close-up photo of me later?” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber took out his phone and handed it to Fairy Lychee.
Fairy Lychee asked, “What kind of close-up photo do you want?” Taking pictures was something she was good at and loved doing, so she naturally wouldn’t refuse.
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said, “Later, when the nuclear bomb explodes and the mushroom cloud spreads, I will make the coolest posture, turn my back to the nuclear bomb, and take a step forward. Fairy Lychee, if you could capture that moment, I would be very grateful.”
As Thrice Reckless Mad Saber spoke, Song Shuhang and the other daoists immediately pictured the scene in their heads.
“You’re trying to recreate a scene that depicts ‘real men don’t look back at explosions’? Well, it’s indeed quite interesting. Thrice Reckless, not bad,” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator said with a smile.
Soft Feather blinked as she said, “I’ve got a feeling that as soon as Senior Thrice Reckless takes a step, it would look like he’s been blown away by the explosion.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll use a pre-photo setting, believe in my photography skills,” Fairy Lychee promised.
With Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless having brought it up, many of the fellow daoists got excited.
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “Shuhang, later, let’s take a photo together.”
Soft Feather said happily, “Senior Song, me too!”
Little Cai said, “Teacher, don’t forget about me.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
In a few moments, we’ll be experiencing the feeling of getting killed by the nuclear bomb. Is it really that important to take photos?
Perhaps it was indeed important.
Most of the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group became excited after hearing Thrice Reckless Mad Saber’s plan. They talked amongst themselves, and then either grouped up in twos and threes, got ready to take a selfie, asked someone to take a photo of them, or stood and got ready to take a photo of each other.
“Ready? One, two, three, explode!” Song Shuhang quickly undid the seal on the nuclear bomb.
A deafening explosion resounded in everyone’s ears.
The terrifying explosive power enveloped all the members of the Nine Provinces Number One Group in an instant.
Although they tried their best to press the button, the daoists that had prepared to take photos of themselves found that the reaction speed of the phone was still half a beat too slow.
Nearly all of the photos came out worse than what they had planned them to look like.
Most of the photos taken showed the light from the explosion, but there was nothing else besides it on the screen.
A few daoists were able to take the picture of the people they wanted to take a picture of… but they weren’t in the planned posture. The posture which they had planned on assuming had turned into a posture where they were getting blown away, and so the faces of the daoists on the photo were blurred.
It was different from the experience they had with the guided missile. Although the fellow daoists didn’t get injured, their bodies still ended up blown away by the nuclear bomb’s explosion.
Next to Song Shuhang, Soft Feather and Su Clan’s Sixteen simultaneously pressed the photo button on their phones, but the photos they took weren’t that satisfactory, and the picture was distorted.
The only one who had a satisfactory photo was Thrice Reckless Mad Saber.
It seems that Fairy Lychee’s photography skills had truly reached a godly level.
As the nuclear bomb exploded behind him, Thrice Reckless Mad Saber lifted his leg up and, at the same time, acted as though he was lighting a cigarette.
Fairy Lychee pressed the photo button right at the perfect moment, capturing a beautiful shot, and then, after the photo was taken, Thrice Reckless was blown away by the explosion…
Next, the mushroom cloud formed and leveled everything within a certain range.
After the nuclear bomb exploded, things became deadly silent.
A long time later, right where the nuclear bomb had been, Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue and Venerable Spirit Butterfly sat on the ground, smiling at each other.
Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue asked, “Can you withstand it?”
Venerable Spirit Butterfly replied, “If it’s only to this extent, I have a 90% assurance.”
“I feel the same way.” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue smiled bitterly, and said, “However… The power of the nuclear bomb while we transcend the tribulation will definitely be stronger than this. It was already clear from seeing the scene of Fellow Daoist White’s transcending his tribulation.”
The nuclear bomb that little friend Shuhang brought out was clearly a weaker model.
Venerable Spirit Butterfly sighed as he said, “If there’s only one or two of these, I’d still have more than 80% assurance of being able to get through, but if it’s the huge nuclear bomb that appeared in Fellow Daoist White’s… I have less than 20% assurance of getting through it.”
“As long as we don’t seek death, it’s basically impossible for a nuclear bomb of that level to appear in our tribulation,” Venerable Seventh Cultivator of True Virtue said.
Facing that model of the nuclear bomb, even Fellow Daoist White wasn’t certain he’d remain intact, which led him to get little friend Song Shuhang to keep his equipment and use some secret arts to get through that tribulation.
Venerable Spirit Butterfly asked, “Are the other fellow daoists fine?”
True Monarch Yellow Mountain said, “With everyone being under the protection of the small eight trigram formation, we are safe.”
Currently, the nuclear bomb was the most powerful weapon known to mankind, and it was even more terrifying after undergoing the changes made by the heavenly tribulation. At this moment, True Monarch Yellow Mountain began to admire ‘Scholar Xian Gong’, who had faced a nuclear bomb in the past.
…Every time I’m with little friend Song Shuhang, I seem to encounter something exciting.
“Is everyone alright? If you are, then gather quickly. We need to leave soon,” Song Shuhang said.
Senior White Two laughed as he said, [Wahaha, the metal ball is coming, it’s faster than I thought. Shuhang, quickly pull your fellow daoists inside your Inner World. I will block the metal ball first, and take you guys away in a while. This way, it will be faster to escape.]
He seemed to be having a good time.
“What we’ve feared has come indeed.” Song Shuhang looked around, locked onto his seniors and fellow daoists, and said, “Everyone, don’t resist. I’ll be taking you away from here.”
All the fellow daoists nodded.
Song Shuhang’s willed and transported everyone into his Inner World, placing them in the vicinity of the third immortal cave that the Scholarly Faction had given him—the Desert Oasis.
It would have been best to send everyone to the ‘Palace of Winter’… but it was now full of guided missiles and nuclear bombs. He placed them elsewhere to avoid any accidents, like his entire Inner World getting blown to pieces if the guided missiles and nuclear bombs exploded at once.
Song Shuhang said inwardly, “Done, Senior White. We’re ready.”
Senior White Two laughed, and said, [Let’s go then!]
While they were talking, Song Shuhang’s body started twisting and was pulled away by Senior White Two’s power—the escape from the Demonic Tribulation Realm had begun.
While Song Shuhang was once again going through the feeling of being twisted into noodles, he vaguely saw the terrifying metal ball in the distance.
That metal ball roared, “White! What are you trying to do?! Get the hell out of here!”
“Hahahahaha.” In the void, Senior White’s triumphant laughter resounded.
The metal ball roared angrily, “How is it possible… You’re already sealed in the world of the black lotus, how can you appear here?!”
“You look down on me too much. I am, in fact, the ruler of the Netherworld. Even though I was sealed in the world of the black lotus, my identity hasn’t changed. Even if I’ve been sealed, I can still use a part of my power. What’s so strange about it?” Senior White Two calmly spoke nonsense.
If it wasn’t for the connection with Song Shuhang’s Inner World, he wouldn’t be able to get through the seal in the world of the black lotus and play around.
“Scram! Get out of here!” the metal ball roared wildly.
“Hahahahaha.” Senior White Two continued to laugh.
Song Shuhang, who was being twisted into noodles, suddenly felt his heart move. Then, tiny ‘roots’ extended from his body, leaving a tiny tip in the Demonic Tribulation Realm.
Senior White Two sensed Song Shuhang’s movements, but did not stop him. He just went along with Song Shuhang, and pulled him back to the main world.
The ‘roots’ ignored space. The tiny tip remained in the Demonic Tribulation Realm while their remaining part returned to the main world with Song Shuhang’s body.
Song Shuhang and his party had left the Demonic Tribulation Realm.
The ball of liquid metal looked at the location of the explosion, full of hate. It tried to use its power to ‘trace back’ what had taken place here. It wanted to know what that White had done in this place.
However, Senior White Two had long prepared some countermeasures. Hence, all the previous traces of Song Shuhang and the others had already been erased.
Thus, the ball of liquid metal’s attempt to use the ‘trace back’ method failed.
“Damn it, that White must be plotting something.” The ball of liquid metal gritted its teeth. It then suddenly opened its mouth wide, and vomited out something that looked like ‘blood’.
It definitely had to know what had happened!
Otherwise, it would find it hard to rest. After all, this ‘contaminated person’ transcending the tribulation was related to its big plan—it couldn’t let it fail.