Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Song Shuhang didn’t expect Su Clan’s Sixteen’s diving ability to be so good. She was like a mermaid; once she got into the water, her white and crystalline little feet swayed as she quickly swam to the distance.
Song Shuhang didn’t even have the time to take off his clothes and tried to catch up to her as fast as he could.
Sixteen swam faster and faster, and dove deeper and deeper. She seemed to use a breath-holding technique as she quickly swam under the sea.
After chasing her for a while, Song Shuhang temporarily paused.
He still hadn’t learned a breath-holding technique. Although there wasn’t really a problem with him holding his breath for a long time with his strength of the Fourth Stage, holding his breath was still too uncomfortable.
Fortunately, he had learned a small magical technique from Venerable White before, the Turtle Breathing Technique. As such, he quickly drew a rune on the palm of his hand to apply the ‘Turtle Breathing Technique’ to himself.
After that, he continued to follow behind Sixteen, and dove deep towards the ocean floor.
After diving for an unknown distance…
Sixteen suddenly went behind a rock, and disappeared from Song Shuhang’s sight.
“Sixteen?” Song Shuhang transmitted his voice to Su Clan’s Sixteen using the secret voice transmission technique.
However, Su Clan’s Sixteen did not reply.
Song Shuhang sped up and dove behind the reef.
There, he saw Su Clan’s Sixteen sitting on the reef, her entire body floating as she swung her feet up and down.
Her little face blushed. After she saw Song Shuhang arrive, she revealed a small smile.
Song Shuhang asked, “Tired?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen shook her head in reply.
Song Shuhang carefully swam towards Sixteen’s side as he inquired, “Did you find some prey?”
While they were talking…
“Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh~”
Song Shuhang heard a strange sound.
His eyes moved in the direction where the sound came from… As he looked into the distance, he faintly saw something that looked like a white dragon quickly pass by.
Song Shuhang subconsciously exclaimed, “A dragon?!”
“Mm-hm.” Su Clan’s Sixteen nodded.
At this point, the white dragon had already traveled a fair distance. It continued to get further and further, and soon disappeared from Song Shuhang’s sight.
Song Shuhang said, “I didn’t expect to see a white dragon here, we’re quite lucky.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen grinned.
After that, she pulled on Song Shuhang’s sleeves and stood up. But halfway up, her body was swung by the current.
“I can’t move, swim with me on your back for a while,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said.
“Didn’t you just say that you weren’t tired?” Song Shuhang said with a smile. After that, he turned his body and placed Su Clan’s Sixteen on his back.
“Hmph.” Su Clan’s Sixteen snorted softly, and buried her head into Song Shuhang’s shoulder.
While on his back, she was looking in the direction where the white dragon had gone.
Regarding this matter that involved the white dragon… Due to an agreement, she could not disclose it to Song Shuhang for the time being. As such, she could only keep it to herself for the time being.
The white dragon was heading towards the ‘Dragon King Palace’. It wasn’t fitting for Su Clan’s Sixteen to go there with her identity. After all, that place was a forbidden area of the Sea Clan.
When the white dragon left, all the energy in her body had been brought with it, thus causing her to become so weak that she would pretty much be incapacitated for quite a while.
Song Shuhang asked, “Should we head back to the shore?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen replied, “No, we haven’t caught a fish yet. Let’s continue swimming around here for a while. Just wait for me to recover a bit; at that time, we’ll catch a really, really big fish!”
Song Shuhang said, “Haha, alright. A big fish it is then, the bigger, the better.”
Since Sixteen wanted a big fish, then that was what they had to look for.
Large fish weren’t uncommon on the ocean floor.
It would be best if it had a great taste as well.
Song Shuhang went and looked around to see if he could find any fish that was over a meter long.
While Song Shuhang carried Sixteen on his back, he brought out the treasured saber Broken Tyrant, and used it to move around on the ocean floor.
Sixteen happily said, “Hurry, hurry, there’s a fish that looks really big in the front.”
Song Shuhang, “Hold on tight.”
The treasured saber Broken Tyrant sped up, and rushed towards the big fish that looked to be over a meter long.
Though he didn’t even know if that fish could be eaten, he just decided to catch it first before getting back to that issue.
However, moving at the bottom of the ocean was not the same as moving on land; the ocean was the territory of the fish. As such, while Song Shuhang carried Sixteen on his back and chased after the fish, at some point, he suddenly lost track of it.
“Never mind, we can just search for another big fish. At that time, should I directly slash out saber qi to get it?” Song Shuhang said while grinning.
Su Clan’s Sixteen asked, “What’s so interesting about that? It’s more fun to catch a live fish.”
Song Shuhang said, “Then, I’ll just use the Sage Seal’s function to directly bind it.”
“That will make it boring. It’s fun to chase and catch it with your own hands. Anyway, it’s not like we’re in a hurry. We can afford to have some fun. Moreover, you can practice your saber riding technique while doing this,” Su Clan’s Sixteen continued. “Hey~ there’s another big fish over there, hurry up.”
Without using cheats like ‘sword intent, saber qi, or the Sage Seal’, chasing fish was a really skill-demanding work.
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “Your saber riding technique is not flexible enough.”
Song Shuhang replied, “Heavens, it’s because the saber riding technique you taught me, the ❮Tyrannical Saber Flight❯, is a burst-type saber riding technique.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “I guess you’ve got a point there.”
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll try to chase it one more time. If it still doesn’t work, we’ll catch fish using another method.”
After 15 minutes.
Song Shuhang and Su Clan’s Sixteen were dumbfounded.
The two had ‘caught’ a really, really, really, really big fish.
The fish was so damn huge that it looked as big as an island.
Well, seriously speaking here, it couldn’t really be considered a fish, as what they had caught was a mutated whale.
“Hahaha, Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, so you were here catching fish. If I hadn’t been careful there, I would have been caught by you.” The huge whale let out a strange laugh.
Song Shuhang looked at the whale, which was bigger than an island, with his heart feeling stifled.
Who is this?
As soon as I got to it, it actually recognized me, and it even looks like its really familiar with me.
Song Shuhang said, “Alright, Sixteen. This fish should be big enough.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen responded, “A whale isn’t a fish. Furthermore, it’s too big to be stewed in a pot.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Giant whale: “…”
“Indeed, with it being of such a size, it definitely can’t be stewed in a single pot. But that doesn’t matter, it can be chopped up and partitioned to be stewed in several pots. You can steam half of it, and braise the other half. That would really bring out quite the fragrant smell!” At this time, a silly voice suddenly came from the side.
Song Shuhang, Su Clan’s Sixteen, and the giant whale were all shocked, and quickly looked to the side.
The giant whale, Sage Monarch Melon Eater, was especially shocked. With his strength at the Eighth Stage, someone was actually able to get this close and he didn’t even notice—this was simply terrifying.
When they turned their heads, at the side, they saw a scholar with a smirk on his face. His hair was in a mess, while his clothes were in disarray. He was also wearing only a single shoe.
Nonetheless, there was a strong [Immortal Energy] surging from his body, which would let out terrifying waves from time to time.
A Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender!
At this moment, the silly-looking scholar was drooling at the giant whale as he repeated, “Fragrant!”
Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s scales all stood on ends.
The other party’s eyes were full of desire—it really looked like he wanted to cut Melon Eater up and make him into several pots of stew!
Sage Monarch Melon Eater shouted, “Fellow Daoist, please don’t mess around. My humble self goes by the name of Melon Eater, I follow the path of virtue and have a deep friendship with the scholarly faction. I even know a lot of scholars from the said faction!”
“The scholarly faction?” The silly-looking scholar tilted his head and fell into thought.
“The scholarly faction, scholarly faction… Haha… Sob, sob…” Suddenly, the silly scholar laughed and cried as he ran away towards the distance.
He was so powerful that the water couldn’t hinder him at all. He charged forward and split the water in half. Wherever he ran, the sea would rise up, forming a path just for him.
In this way, while he cried and made noise, the silly scholars went further and further, and he soon disappeared from the eyes of Song Shuhang and the others.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater let out a sigh of relief.
For a moment, it really felt like it was going to be cut up and made into stew.
The earth was so dangerous, it really was best to go back to outer space.
Song Shuhang looked towards the direction of the scholar who had gone away, only to feel that the other party looked somewhat familiar. He searched his memory carefully, suddenly his eyes shone.
“The head of the thirteen Tribulation Transcender disciples of the Sage, Daozi,” Song Shuhang murmured. He had seen the statues of the thirteen Tribulation Transcenders in the square of the White Cloud Academy. Daozi’s statue among them had the exact same appearance as the silly scholar who had just run away.
The scholarly faction… Song Shuhang sighed softly.
There was also quite the deep karmic tie between him and the scholarly faction. If that silly scholar was really Daozi, when he returned, he’d surely tell True Monarch Eternal Flame about it.
Song Shuhang looked at the strange whale that was bigger than an island. “Fellow Daoist Melon Eater?”
Unexpectedly, Sage Monarch Melon Eater turned out to be a giant whale.
Moreover, the other party was really clingy, for him to have actually rushed over a thousand miles from Mount Hua… Could it be because of that divinatory stick?
Su Clan’s Sixteen leaned on Song Shuhang’s back, her eyes half-open and half-closed, she looked a little tired and sleepy.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater laughed and said, “Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, what a coincidence, we meet again.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Coincidence my ass.
But returning to us…
Song Shuhang saw Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s appearance in its entirety, and his heart suddenly moved.
Sage Monarch Melon Eater’s body could be said to have had a whale as its base. At the same time, its body was covered with thick scales, while he had sharp claws together with a sharp horn on its head. And, below the scales, it looked like there were even some tentacles.
He truly looked like a villainous monster, if he were to be put it in a cartoon, he would definitely be someone who would be violently beaten up again and again by Ultraman.
But that was not the important point, and that was not why Song Shuhang’s heart had moved.
The important point was that… Sage Monarch Melon Eater looked really familiar to Song Shuhang.
His consciousness sank into his original dantian.
There, there was a fat whale illusory core that floated lazily. It would take nutrition from Song Shuhang’s body as it strived to develop itself quickly and achieve its complete state and become a genuine ‘Fourth Stage Illusory Core’.
Song Shuhang found that his fat whale illusory dan was more than 60% similar to Sage Monarch Melon Eater.
What a coincidence.
“Alright, alright. Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song, I intentionally came here to look for you.” Sage Monarch Melon Eater coughed and said, “You should also know the reason for this. I truly care about the result of that previous divination. I keep on getting the feeling that the reason the divination turned out to be this way was my contact with either Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song or your light of virtue. ”
Song Shuhang sighed and said, “Alright, Fellow Daoist Melon Eater, how do you want me to help you?”