Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
To be honest, the bait thrown out by Shi was indeed very attractive to Song Shuhang. Although he had yet to decide what life-bound magical treasure he wanted to forge, he was currently at the stage where he needed a method to forge one. Though he had quite an interest in the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect’s secret combined magical treasure, he had no clue on where he could obtain the method to forge it.
Nevertheless, he definitely had to forge a life-bound magical treasure at the Fourth Stage. If he were to forge it after the Fifth Stage, the effectiveness of the life-bound magical treasure would no longer be the same. Life-bound magical treasures integrated with the cultivator, and each time a cultivator was subjected to the heavenly tribulation, their life-bound magical treasure would also be tempered by the power of the heavenly tribulation. It was something that had many uses.
However… he couldn’t bear becoming a foster father.
Song Shuhang asked, “Can’t I just be her adoptive brother instead?”
Shi shook his head. “An adoptive brother’s weight is not enough to allow Zhu to leave the sect.”
Song Shuhang pinched his chin as he fell into thought.
“Senior Brother Song doesn’t have to answer me right away, there’s still some time for you to consider it.” Shi smiled.
“I won’t be able to accept it.” Song Shuhang shook his head.
Reasonably speaking, there was no reason for a cultivator to refuse an opportunity where they could get the help of a blacksmith.
For cultivators, cultivation was of utmost importance, and adopting a daughter was not a bad thing. Let alone adopting a daughter… in order to get the help of a blacksmith, even having to adopt a granddaughter would be fine for most. Moreover, both parties were even willing in this case.
However, Song Shuhang was too young, and simply couldn’t bear having others call him father.
Shi blinked, and said, “Senior Brother Song, do you not want to give it any more thought? You don’t have to bear any responsibilities, you only have to be her nominal foster father.”
She had a great relationship with Zhu, and in her heart, she wanted Zhu to leave the sect and accompany her. Moreover… Senior Brother Song had promised her that he would give her a personal ‘Profound Sage Speech’. Therefore, she wanted to enjoy such an opportunity together with Zhu.
Song Shuhang shook his head, but before he could speak any further, Shi said seriously, “Senior Brother Song, you really don’t have to rush. You can go back and think about it. Anyway, Zhu isn’t in a hurry. Just think about my suggestion whenever you don’t have anything else to do. Maybe after some time, you can find it in your heart to agree to Zhu’s request.”
With Loli Shi saying this, Song Shuhang couldn’t really refuse, so he just said, “Okay, then I’ll give it more thought later.”
“Mm-hm.” Shi smiled sweetly.
As long as Senior Brother Song did not reject, there was still room for success.
Classes started, and then ended—time passed fairly quickly.
The afternoon class had ended.
Tubo asked, “Are you guys going back to sleep at the dorm tonight?”
The ones he was asking the question were Yangde and Song Shuhang. Ever since Yangde had rented a house outside, he spent less and less time in the dormitory. As for Song Shuhang, he had not gone back to the dorm ever since the semester started.
There were usually only Tubo and Gao Moumou in the dormitory. Over the past few nights, Tubo wasn’t able to sleep well. Every day, in the middle of the night, he would keep on hearing a strange tapping sound beside his ears. However, when he wanted to open his eyes to see what was happening, he would feel extremely exhausted, and end up just turning over and falling asleep again.
This kind of thing happening once wouldn’t be disturbing at all, but as it had been happening every day for the past few days, Tubo had really started to feel insecure.
“Tubo, do you feel lonely? Well, I can finish the program before dinner today, and go back to the dormitory to rest for the night,” Yangde said, laughing. Recently, he found that he had indeed been spending less time with his roommates.
Tubo’s mouth twitched as he replied, “Lonely your ass.”
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “I’m pretty much the same as him, but I’ll only be able to finish my matters after dinner. At that time, I’ll go back to the dorm to sleep.”
Gao Moumou then said, “It’s rare that the two of you are willing to go back to the dorm to sleep. I’ll go and prepare some liquor for tonight so that we can have a couple of drinks in the evening.”
Shi sat aside and blinked—if Senior Brother Song was going to the dorm to sleep, it meant that it was only going to be her and Little Cai in the house today.
This meant that she could watch TV dramas all night, without anyone bothering her.
When she thought about it, she felt ecstatic.
After class ended, Song Shuhang first returned to the Medicine Master’s building.
He typed out ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ at the fastest speed he could, and printed it out. He then fell into thought as he tried to remember and draw the missing pictures.
He came to the living room with the printed ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯ and saw Shi sitting on the sofa watching TV while eating some melon seeds.
Song Shuhang asked, “Shi, has Fairy Fleeting Life woken up?”
“She still hasn’t showed any movement,” Shi answered without looking back.
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll go take a look.”
Then, he came to the room where Fairy Fleeting Life was resting in and entered.
At this time, Fairy Fleeting Life had already woken up. She was pale as she remained half-hanging on the edge of the bed with a small trash can right beside her. She seemed to suffer from nausea.
Song Shuhang: “…”
Fairy Fleeting Life and Soft Feather were the only fairy maidens he had met that liked listening to Dharma King Creation’s songs.
However, the two were completely different.
Soft Feather liked Dharma King Creation’s songs and loved when the devilish sound filled her mind. She would treat it the same as background music and found it very pleasant to hear. She even recommended it to the seniors of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’. Soft Feather’s love for Dharma King Creation’s singing likely came from hearing being different from ordinary people’s.
As for Fairy Fleeting Life, she also liked Dharma King Creation’s singing, but in contrast, she was affected by his singing voice like everyone else. When the devilish sounds reached her, she would turn pale, nauseous, weak, and even end up fainting. But she simply loved this dark heavy metal style—the magical sound that would bring her close to death.
“Fairy Fleeting Life, are you okay?” Song Shuhang asked.
“I… I’m fine. This is the first time I was able to directly listen to Mister Creation’s voice. This kind of singing that reaches the soul makes me feel like walking around in hell. It’s too exciting… Oh, I’m still quite nauseous. Let me puke for a while,” Fairy Fleeting Life said.
Song Shuhang: “…”
She was a true die-hard fan.
Dharma King’s voice had abused her thousands of times, yet she still continued to love him.
After Fairy Fleeting Life finally recovered, Song Shuhang handed her the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯.
“The original copy is currently not in my hands. If I get the chance, I will get it back and try to send it to you,” Song Shuhang said.
“No need, Senior Song. This is already enough.” Fairy Fleeting Life took the ❮Encyclopedia of Animal Taming❯, looked at a bit of the content, and she could naturally see with her eyes of a beast tamer that the knowledge within it was precious.
After she kept the Encyclopedia of Animal Taming, she gestured respectfully to Song Shuhang, and said, “Senior Song, Fleeting Life will always remember this matter in her heart. If you ever need help in the future, you just have to tell me.”
“Fellow Daoist Fleeting Life is really polite. By the way, if Fellow Daoist Fleeting Life is not very busy lately, you might as well stay here for one night. Tomorrow, I’ll be able to get more of the things left for you by your teacher and return them to you,” Song Shuhang said.
Next, he would have to get the ‘spirit beast crystals’, the immortal clothing from Su Clan’s Sixteen, and give them to Fairy Fleeting Life. With this, he would finally be able to end his karmic ties with the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect.
“Thank you Senior Song, then I’ll be bothering you for one more night,” Fairy Fleeting Life said. As it happened, her disciple, the monster fox, would also be able to get out of the box tomorrow. Her mind would be much more stable at that time.
…Speaking of the monster fox, when Song Shuhang saw Senior White Two at noon, he forgot about him, and did not think of asking Senior White Two to get rid of the seal on the box. Due to this, he would end up staying in the box for 10 more hours.
At the same time, an idea came to Fairy Fleeting Life’s mind.
Since the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect was destroyed, she had rarely returned to the ruins of the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect. Each time she went there, she would only feel pain in her heart.
But now, she wanted to go back to the Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Sect again to take a closer look and check if there was any information on the magical treasure of the ‘huge whale’ department. Even if the forging method had been lost, there could still be relevant records that were kept in the sect. Perhaps she could find some clues.
The kindness shown by Senior Tyrannical Song was something she had to find a way to repay.
Song Shuhang reminded Shi and Little Cai to take care of the house and rest early.
Shi and Little Cai naturally nodded in agreement.
Subsequently, Song Shuhang packed some items and then returned to Jiangnan University Town.
I haven’t returned to the dormitory for quite some time.
Thinking back to the first half of the semester, he had quietly refined the ‘body tempering liquid’ in the dormitory. It was clearly just last semester, yet it felt like such a long time ago.
Thanks to Soft Feather and the Medicine Master, he was able to enter the world of cultivation. In the blink of an eye, he was already a Fourth Stage cultivator who could fly on a sword.
“Time really flies,” Song Shuhang said to himself.
In the dormitory, Gao Moumou, Tubo, and Yangde were playing cards.
After seeing Song Shuhang returning, Gao Moumou said, “Have you eaten already?”
“Yeah, I have,” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
After that, he looked back at the small fish tank on the table. There was a cute little turtle mindlessly sliding around on the smooth walls of the tank.
Song Shuhang asked, “Who bought this turtle?”
“I picked it up,” Gao Moumou said. “When I was on the way back from shopping with Yayi, I saw this little turtle when I passed by a small river. This guy was so stupid and didn’t even try run away from me, so I simply ran over, caught it, and brought it back. ”
Song Shuhang smiled and nodded, and then stared at the little tortoise.
The little turtle was distressed by Song Shuhang’s stare and retracted its head into the shell.
Song Shuhang still wore a smile, but his eyes narrowed, and a flash of saber intent appeared in his eyes.
The little turtle was a monster.
Why did a monster approach Gao Moumou and pose as an ordinary turtle? Did it want to be made into soup?
The little turtle: “…”
Damn it… Lady Jiaojiao, your friend, Fellow Daoist Song, is staring at this old turtle with a murderous look in his eyes!
While Song Shuhang was thinking whether to take the turtle to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue to make it into soup, the little turtle flipped over and exposed a rune on its belly.