Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Su Clan’s Sixteen, who held the teacup with both hands, slightly moved back, staying at a location where Song Shuhang would be able to transfer her to the Inner World. If Song Shuhang’s nuclear deterrence wasn’t able to shake Sage Monarch Winter Melon, she and Song Shuhang would have to take refuge there.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon gravely said, “Nuclear bombs?” He definitely couldn’t be mistaken about what he was seeing; the aura of the heavenly tribulation could be felt from those bombs, and each of those bombs emanated pressure at the Eighth Stage Profound Sage realm. Moreover, there was a terrifying total of over 200 bombs, and it was still increasing. If they were to explode at the same time, it would simply be disastrous.
Song Shuhang raised his head slightly as he calmly asked, “So, Fellow Daoist, do you still think that your defensive techniques can stop them?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon went silent. Then, after a moment, he gritted his teeth as he said, “If it’s just these nuclear bombs…”
Although there were more than 200 nuclear bombs, if he were to give it his all, then he would still have a chance of being able to get through them. After all, he was now an authentic Eighth Stage Profound Sage—even if he had just ascended.
He was only halfway through what he was going to say when he suddenly saw that more ripples had appeared behind Song Shuhang…
Subsequently, a new kind of warhead slowly squeezed out from behind Song Shuhang. From the overall shape, it looked rather similar to the 200 nuclear bombs. However, this new warhead had a more exquisite shape, and compared to the nuclear bombs, it was as if it were a luxury car being compared to an ordinary scooter.
At that same time, Peak Eighth Stage Profound Sage level pressure emanated out from the new warhead.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon felt a little stiff all over. After a short while, he bitterly said, “Is that the hydrogen bomb?”
Song Shuhang laughed, and chose not to say anything.
Behind him, ripples once again appeared. Then, one after the other, hydrogen bombs filled the sky as they slowly squeezed out and locked onto Sage Monarch Winter Melon.
Sage Monarch Winter Melon could only feel great despair overcoming his entire body.
There was no need to use such a great number of hydrogen bombs. Even a single one of them would be able to blow him up into pieces.
“Have you thought about it?” Song Shuhang said softly. “Do you still want to fight me tonight?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon smiled bitterly. He looked at the numerous hydrogen bombs and nuclear bombs… With his eyesight of the Eighth Stage Profound Sage level, he would naturally not make mistakes—this was not an illusion, they were all real.
“I still have one last question,” Sage Monarch Winter Melon said. “Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song, how would you survive if you were to detonate these nuclear bombs and hydrogen bombs?”
The explosive power of the hydrogen bomb was definitely not something that was under Song Shuhang’s control.
Song Shuhang turned his head and glanced at Su Clan’s Sixteen.
Su Clan’s Sixteen held the teacup, drank some tea, and then nodded.
Song Shuhang snapped his fingers. In the next moment, Su Clan’s Sixteen, all the food, tablecloths, and the tea set on the ground disappeared.
“Spatial power… I see.” Sage Monarch Winter Melon let out a long sigh.
As he detonated the hydrogen bombs, Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song would simply need to use his spatial powers to leave the area. That way, it would only be Winter Melon who would have to suffer the damage from the hydrogen bombs + nuclear bombs.
“I admire Fellow Daoist’s methods,” Sage Monarch Winter Melon said.
However, he was not satisfied!
The methods of the first Sage in a thousand years, Profound Sage Tyrannical Song, went against the heavens as he directly took out nuclear weaponry of the heavenly tribulation. In the face of such deadly weapons, there was simply no chance of him being able to resist. However, he was not satisfied. Without there being fists thrown and steel clashing, he’d not feel satisfied!
So, Sage Monarch Winter Melon said, “However, Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song, I can’t accept this. In our battle tonight, if you truly have the skill, then don’t use these nuclear bombs!”
Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and flung it backward, causing all the nuclear bombs and hydrogen bombs to slowly return to the Inner World.
Song Shuhang asked, “I’ll only ask Fellow Daoist this one question: are these nuclear weapons part of my power or not?”
Sage Monarch Winter Melon was silent for a moment, and then replied, “Yes, they are.”
Song Shuhang calmly said, “As such, if you, Fellow Daoist, are truly set on having this battle, then prepare to accept the baptism of these nuclear weapons made of heavenly tribulation.”
Unfortunately, the script and the lines were a bit off… At first, he had thought that Sage Monarch Winter Melon would have simply retreated after being shown the ‘nuclear deterrence’.
He didn’t expect Sage Monarch Winter Melon to be unsatisfied with the outcome.
If things continued this way, would it eventually play out properly?
“I understand, I’ve been too out of touch with reality.” Sage Monarch Winter Melon calmed down, took a deep breath, and then said, “At most one month… I will definitely find a way to deal with those nuclear weapons made of heavenly tribulation within one month. On the night of the next full moon, I shall seek you for a fight!”
Song Shuhang suddenly felt liver pain, kidney pain, stomach pain, lung pain, all kinds of pain.
Song Shuhang said, “Fellow Daoist, you are too persistent.”
“Without a persistent heart, how could one possibly tread the path of cultivation? Cultivation greatly depends on one’s persistent will. Sage Monarch Tyrannical Song, I shall bid you farewell!” Sage Monarch Winter Melon said in a deep voice.
After saying that, Sage Monarch Winter Melon cupped his fists, and quickly left.
Song Shuhang looked into the distance, watching Sage Monarch Winter Melon leave. He felt a cold feeling overcome his heart.
He’d already used nuclear deterrence. What was he to do when he met Sage Monarch Winter Melon next time?
And he had a feeling that… even if Venerable White were to come out at that time and secretly help him knock Sage Monarch Winter Melon down, the latter would definitely stage a comeback.
There was already a ‘next’ battle on the night of the full moon, then there’d be a ‘next next’ time, and eventually also a ‘next next next’ time.
Unless… Venerable White secretly helped him and he had a proper all-out battle with Winter Melon, finally showing himself to be slightly weaker and losing the next battle on the night of the full moon.
“I’m so tired.” Song Shuhang sighed.
In hindsight, if he had taken a bit longer in transcending the tribulation, leaving the title of first Sage in a thousand years to that senior, he wouldn’t have ended up with the liver pain that he was currently feeling.
As Sage Monarch Winter Melon had left, Song Shuhang transferred Su Clan’s Sixteen out of his Inner World. He also brought out Shi and Little Cai.
After Su Clan’s Sixteen appeared, she looked around, and then said using the secret voice transmission, “Did Sage Monarch Winter Melon leave?”
Song Shuhang nodded and then said, also using the secret voice transmission, “Yes, but it’s better to be careful and not talk about either the nuclear bombs or Sage Monarch Winter Melon for now.”
“Okay.” Su Clan’s Sixteen laughed.
Song Shuhang took out the picnic cloth again, which now included the immortal dishes that Sage Monarch Winter Melon had requested an immortal chef to make.
It was just the right time for Shi and Little Cai to have their lunch.
At the same time, Song Shuhang kept some of the immortal dishes and prepared to transfer them to the Heavenly Tribulation Realm to give them to Venerable White.
Shi rubbed her eyes, and asked, “Senior Brother Song, are we having a picnic today?”
Song Shuhang replied, “That’s right.”
Next, they would head to the place where Lady Onion had grown to see what Daoist Priest Scarlet Heaven had left behind for her.
“By the way, Senior Brother Song.” At this moment, Shi asked, “Is today the Mid-Autumn Festival?”
Song Shuhang replied, “Mm-hm.”
Shi replied, “I had a nightmare just now. I dreamt that Senior Brother Song and Sage Monarch Winter Melon were in a big fight. Then, Senior Brother was beaten miserably.”