Only this small piece of memory flashed in his mind.
Song Shuhang gently rubbed his temples.
The scene just now seemed almost real, but the content was too weird.
He was leading his daughter by the arm as she was getting married… just what was the deal with that? Moreover, he was a cultivator, so why was his daughter’s wedding held inside a church? There was something wrong with this style.
Is it possible that I recalled the memories of Daoist Priest Li Tiansu’s life after seeing Li Yinzhu, which then gave birth to a strange chemical reaction in my mind and made me see that scene where my daughter was getting married? Song Shuhang thought to himself.
No, what chemical reaction! There was no scene of any daughter getting married in Daoist Priest Li Tiansu’s life. The content and the setting didn’t match. Li Yinzhu was ill since she was a child, and Daoist Priest Li Tiansu spent all his time trying to find a cure to her disease. He didn’t have the time to consider other matters.
So, was it a very lifelike hallucination? Or was it a piece of memory that I’ve forgotten?
At this time, Pavilion Master Chu looked at Song Shuhang. “How are you? You looked strange just now. Were you affected by Ye Si?”
Song Shuhang said, “Affected by Ye Si?”
“Ye Si is facing her inner demon tribulation, and you have signed a ghost spirit contract. Your souls and sensory organs are linked, so it’s possible that you were affected by her inner demon tribulation,” Pavilion Master Chu said.
Song Shuhang finally understood. “I see… What I saw just now must be due to the inner demon tribulation.”
“Were you really influenced? What did you see?” Pavilion Master Chu asked.
Song Shuhang replied, “I saw a picture. I was inside a church with a girl that looked like me, probably my daughter. I was supporting her by the arm as she was getting married.”
“…” Pavilion Master Chu said, “I don’t think such a picture would appear in a normal person’s inner demon tribulation.”
“You have a point.” Song Shuhang forced a smile.
“However, it’s also possible that you might have ‘seen’ your future while Ye Si was facing her inner demon tribulation.” Pavilion Master Chu stretched out her hand and held her chin.
If that was the case, it wouldn’t be too bad. It meant that the destruction of the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was no longer Ye Si’s inner demon. Such being the case, she’d have an easier time transcending the inner demon tribulation. Pavilion Master Chu had personally experienced the inner demon tribulation related to the destruction of the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, so she knew how hard it was to get through it.
Song Shuhang said, “If what I saw was due to Ye Si’s inner demon tribulation, does it mean that she wants to have a daughter?”
“Don’t overthink. You and Ye Si can’t have children,” Pavilion Master Chu said.
The corner of Song Shuhang’s mouth twitched.
“Perhaps this what the inner demon tribulation is about. Due to her constitution, she can’t have children with you. If she cared too much about this point, it might have turned into a weakness that the inner demons took advantage of.” Pavilion Master Chu sighed.
Song Shuhang rubbed his brow.
Pavilion Master Chu’s explanation made sense, but he felt that there was something wrong.
“Right, how are you going to deal with the relationship between you two?” Pavilion Master Chu asked another question. “What degree has your relationship reached?”
Song Shuhang said, “Before Ye Si and I could officially become dao companions, she became my ghost spirit…”
Everything had happened too suddenly.
“Tsk, this is troublesome,” Pavilion Master Chu said. “After becoming your ghost spirit, your souls and sensory organs have become linked. If your relationship had developed to a good degree before she became your ghost spirit, you’d have slowly adapted to your new situation. However, if it hadn’t reached such a degree, she’d become you, and you’d become her. At that point, being in love with her would be like being in love with yourself. Hehe.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Being in love with oneself…
It felt weird.
However, Ye Si was different from an ordinary ghost spirit.
An ordinary ghost spirit was part of the master’s body, and it could be said to be an extension of their body.
Ye Si possessed all the characteristics of a ghost spirit, but she had an independent personality, and her cultivation realm was likewise unaffected by Song Shuhang’s.
“Actually, there have been other people that have fallen in love with their ghost spirits in the past, and even I know a few of them. So, you don’t have to worry about being the first person to fall in love with a ghost spirit,” Pavilion Master Chu comforted.
Song Shuhang said, “What?”
Under normal circumstances, after signing the contract, the ghost spirit’s appearance would become similar to their master’s. If we used Song Shuhang’s first ghost spirit as an example, its appearance became identical to Song Shuhang’s some time after signing the contract.
In that case, wouldn’t falling in love with the ghost spirit be the same as falling in love with their clone?
“From what I remember, there was this fairy maiden in the Southern Star Territory’s Douluo Sect that fell in love with her ghost spirit and even held a wedding with it. Since I was passing by that place back then, this matter left a deep impression on me. Actually, the scene of two identical fairy maidens getting married was rather pleasing to the eye,” Pavilion Master Chu said.
“…” Song Shuhang. Isn’t this narcissism pushed to the extreme?
“Some time after that fairy maiden from the Douluo Sect, a Demon Monarch from the Devilification Sect in another star territory also held a wedding with his ghost spirit. According to the rumors, this Demon Monarch was very strong and handsome, and had that type of devilish charm-although I still have no idea what ‘devilish charm’ is supposed to mean. Anyway, the wedding of this Demon Monarch and his ghost spirit also attracted a lot of attention, and a lot of fairy maidens gave him their blessings,” Pavilion Master Chu continued.
Song Shuhang: “…”
“Therefore, there is no problem even if you keep loving Ye Si. As long as you can adapt to the situation, you might find the experience very exciting.”
Senior Chu, please stop.
“If Fellow Daoist Tyrannical Song were to get married to his ghost spirit, wouldn’t it be like those guys on the Internet getting married to their left hand or some inflatable doll?” Chu Chu, who was nearby, asked.
She’d obtained a lot of information from Pavilion Master Chu and Song Shuhang’s conversation. For example, Senior Sister Ye Si turned out to be a ghost spirit, and she’d signed a contract with Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang subconsciously said, “But those are completely different things.”
“A ghost spirit is the extension of a cultivator’s body, and it can be considered as their arms or legs. Therefore, getting married to a ghost spirit or a left hand is the same,” Chu Chu analyzed.
Pavilion Master Chu said, “Miss Chu Chu’s analysis is correct. However, your situation is different from other cultivators. After Ye Si gets through her inner demon tribulation, you can discuss this matter with her.”
Song Shuhang nodded. “I was thinking the same.”
Some matters seemed very complicated, but as long as two people sat down and had a good conversation, they’d be able to find a solution.
At this time, Pavilion Master Chu yawned. “I’m tired. I’ll look for a place where I can sleep. You guys keep an eye on Li Yinzhu, call me if there is any problem.”
“Sure, and thank you, Pavilion Master Chu,” Song Shuhang said.
Pavilion Master Chu waved her hand and opened a space gate, disappearing.
Song Shuhang and Chu Chu stayed behind to look after Li Yinzhu.
After Pavilion Master Chu left, Chu Chu couldn’t help but ask, “Daoist Priest Tyrannical Song, what is your secret when it comes to cultivating?”
Song Shuhang said, “Secret? There are no shortcuts on the path of cultivation.”
Chu Chu strongly glared at Song Shuhang.
“However, if your luck is good, you might encounter some good things while cultivating,” Song Shuhang said.
Chu Chu asked, “For example?”
“For example, you’re walking on the read, and a white-haired grandpa suddenly pulls you to one side and decides to impart you several decades’ worth of strength,” Song Shuhang said.
“Daoist Priest Tyrannical Song, you’ve watched too many TV shows.” The corner of Chu Chu’s mouth twitched.
It seemed that Chu Chu’d never heard of the Frenzied Strength Imparter.
Song Shuhang recalled a bit, and indeed, Chu Chu was unaware that such a thing existed.
In the past, he’d dreamt about Chu Chu’s life. The dream started when she was a kid and ended when she was almost hugged to death.
Song Shuhang shook his head, and said in a mysterious tone, “In the world of cultivation, there is a Daoist Priest called ‘Horizon’ who is a Sixth Stage True Monarch. If you can meet him in the future, perhaps he’ll impart on to your several decades’ worth of strength. I’ve seen in with my very eyes.”
Chu Chu opened her eyes wide. She could tell that Song Shuhang wasn’t lying, so everything was real.
“In addition, if you’re lucky enough to pick up a Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth Stage crocodile leg or whale body, you can look for me. I can introduce you to the current number one immortal chef in the world of cultivation, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue. If she processes the ingredients for you and you get to eat a meal of hers, your realm will soar,” Song Shuhang said.
“Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth Stage crocodile leg or whale body… where am I supposed to find things like these?! Let alone finding parts of their bodies, I haven’t even seen their live version.” The corner of Chu Chu’s mouth twitched.
Song Shuhang continued, “That’s why I said you need to be lucky.”
“Daoist Priest Tyrannical Song, did you pick any of them?” Chu Chu asked.
“Yes, and they taste great. Just thinking about them makes me salivate,” Song Shuhang said.
Chu Chu: “…”
Were they even talking about the same things?
“Okay, enough with the jokes.” Song Shuhang then seriously said, “Chu Chu, the main problem is that you lack a teacher to guide you. Your talent is very good, and your cultivation technique isn’t bad, either. If there was a teacher by your side to guide you, your realm would rise very quickly.”
Chu Chu’s cultivation technique came from the picture scroll that Daoist Priest Li Tiansu had left behind. It was a sword cultivation technique that could allow one to directly reach the Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor Realm.
As such, if there was someone to help her and provide her with resources, she would advance at a much faster pace.
“Are you thinking of accepting me as a disciple?” Chu Chu asked subconsciously.
Song Shuhang sighed. “I have no talent when it comes to sword techniques.”
Chu Chu also sighed. “In the world of cultivation, it’s not easy to find a good teacher.”
Big sects and schools liked to train their disciples since they were kids to ensure that their legacy would be passed on. In comparison, being born in a small family like Chu Chu’s was only slightly better than being a loose cultivator.
Song Shuhang pondered for a moment. “If you want, I can recommend you around so that you can enter a sect.”
Song Shuhang knew that Chu Chu’s character was good. After dreaming of her life, she knew her better than her own mother.
In addition, she’d been taking care of Li Yinzhu all this time.
Therefore, if she wanted to enter a sect, the least Song Shuhang could try to do was to recommend her.
If he acted as the middleman, it should not be too difficult to make Chu Chu enter the sect of some of the seniors in the Nine Provinces Number One Group he had a good relationship with.
“Which sect?” Chu Chu asked happily.
“Let me think. I remember that some of the seniors belong to sects that are pretty famous in the world of cultivation. For example, the Faraway Wandering Temple and the Warring Buddha Sect.”
The first ones that came to his mind were Guoguo’s and Dharma King Creation’s sects.
Chu Chu said, “Those are buddhist sects, right?”
“Cough, there are daoist ones as well. I remember the Ancient Lake Temple and also Fairy Lychee’s sect… although I don’t remember the name of her sect. Then, there is also the Xuan Nu Sect; Senior Skylark is part of this sect. There is also the Daluo Sect where True Monarch Rain Moon comes from. However, I’m not really familiar with True Monarch Rain Moon. Right, do you have any prejudice against demonic sects?” Song Shuhang asked.
Chu Chu replied, “Demonic sects don’t accept outsiders.”
“Is that so? Fairy Dongfang Six is an important member of a demonic sect, and she has a good relationship with me, “Song Shuhang said. “You can give a thought to all the sects I mentioned just now. Right, if you’re interested in scholars, I can introduce you to the scholarly faction. I’m planning to make a trip to the scholarly faction in a while, and I can take you along so that you can see for yourself.”
Miss Chu Chu fell into deep thought.
After a long time, she looked at Song Shuhang again. “Mister Tyrannical Song, are you really not going to receive disciples?”
“Are you serious?” Song Shuhang said. “You have to know that I haven’t been practicing for long, and I don’t have any experience when it comes to guiding others. Moreover, did you know what cultivation technique I practice?”
Without waiting for Chu Chu to reply, Song Shuhang said, “I practice the Huge Whale Chapter of the (Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique).”
Chu Chu’s face paled.
She’d recalled Whale Eight, the other guy using the ‘Hundred Sharks Palm’, and also that deathly hug. At the same time, she subconsciously looked at her chest…
“You don’t need to make haste when choosing a teacher. In a while, I’ll bring you to the scholarly faction, to Fairy Lychee’s sect, and the Ancient Lake Temple. You can have a look and see which one you like best,” Song Shuhang said.
True Monarch Eternal Fire from the scholarly faction had just asked him to come over if he had free time.
Then, he also had to bring back Shi to Fairy Lychee’s sect.
As for the Ancient Lake Temple, he could make a trip there during Doudou’s wedding.
“Thank you,” said Chu Chu.
“You’re welcome. You helped me look after Yinzhu, so it’s only natural for me to help you,” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
If someone did you a favor, you’d have to repay them.
Li Yinzhu was still revolving the supplementary cultivation technique and eliminating the cold in her body with the help of the Ice Soul Pill.
Chu Chu rested her chin in her palm and was seemingly in deep thought.
Song Shuhang moved his consciousness to his Inner World and prepared to ask Senior Turtle about Slow-Witted Song.
After refining the Ice Soul Pill, Senior Turtle lay beside the furnace, recovering.
Song Shuhang was just preparing to chat with him when his mind suddenly shook.
He pulled his consciousness out of the Inner World and looked all around.
The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was changing
“This feeling… Pavilion Master Chu isn’t planning to step on her path to immortality, right?” Song Shuhang had a bad feeling.