1243 Senior Tyrannical Song, do you want some candy?
There was not a single cultivator that liked the inner demon tribulation.
Even those who had an extremely strong will would still have their times of weakness.
The lives of cultivators were long, and with it being the case, there would always be weaknesses that would appear in their hearts without their notice.
The inner demons were the best at taking advantage of these weaknesses. As such, if one was not careful, they could end up dying with not even their soul spared for the afterlife. It was simply exasperating.
This was the first time that the Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender had heard of someone that could not get over their inner demons, yet was still able to advance.
It simply did not make any sense.
Pavilion Master Chu calmly said, “Take a guess. Since I couldn’t get past my inner demons, just where did those horrifying inner demons go in the end?”
The corner of the Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender’s eyes twitched. He looked down at the ground. “The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?”
“Hahahaha.” Pavilion Master Chu laughed happily, and then shook her head. “Well, I’m not going to give you the answer. You can keep on guessing by yourself.”
She did not have the habit of explaining her skills, abilities, and tricks. It was more interesting to see the enemy’s face as they were forced to guess everything.
Then, two huge trees wildly grew behind her.
One was green with lush foliage, full of vitality, with white and perfect flowers on its branches.
The other one was deep purple, with dry leaves and branches, on which there was an aura of death that could not be left unnoticed. Together with that were black and thorny flowers that bloomed on its branches.
One that thrived, and one that withered.
Pavilion Master Chu floated in between the two trees while she held her swords, her long hair fluttering.
The aura on her body became deeper and deeper. It was becoming just like the starry sky, giving those who saw it a feeling of ‘endlessness’. The immortal energy in her body began to transform and undergo qualitative changes.
Taking another step would bring her above the Tribulation Transcender Realm.
Was she going to set foot on the path to immortality?
The Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender exclaimed, “This is your path? Impossible, your path is not the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?”
The ‘path’ that was emerging from Pavilion Master Chu was not the path of the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, nor was it the path of the ancient Heavenly City’s Heavenly Emperor. What was her path?
Pavilion Master Chu no longer responded to him.
Her eyes slightly drooped; she stared at the contaminated Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion below her.
The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was indeed her path—the Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender had guessed right.
Everyone and everything inside the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was part of her first path, and the gigantic tree full of life behind her was a symbol of this ‘path’.
Then, the opposite of this path was her other path. The dark tree was the symbol of her second ‘path’.
She gently said, “It’s time to let go.”
Letting go did not mean giving up; the second path she had was simply another extreme. As soon as she stepped onto the ‘path’, the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion would be reborn in a different form, a form that Pavilion Master Chu believed to be more suitable for it.
The Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender gritted his teeth. He flicked open, turned into a black flood dragon, and charged toward Pavilion Master Chu. “Die!”
Whatever Pavilion Master Chu’s ‘path’ might be, he was not willing to let the other party succeed.
However, at this time, the One-Horned Tribulation Transcender, the Cow-Horned Tribulation Transcender, and the Eagle-Winged Tribulation Transcender all stepped forward to block the Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender.
“You will not be able to pass.”
“That is, unless you kill us.”
“Scram!” The Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender looked up and sent out dozens of magical runes. These magical runes were like black holes. One after the other, the three were pulled over by the runes.
The three Tribulation Transcenders were sucked over to the black holes, and it was as if an immobilizing technique had been used on them—they could not move at all and were stuck in place.
The Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender flickered, and appeared right in front of Pavilion Master Chu.
“I’m not going to let you succeed.” The Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender waved his claw and swung it viciously towards Pavilion Master Chu.
“Collapse!” Pavilion Master Chu gently let out a word.
Subsequently, the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion fell apart.
The claw of the Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender was only a few inches away from Pavilion Master Chu, but now this distance seemed to be as big as the entire universe.
It was so close, yet at the same time worlds apart.
“Come on!” The Dragon-Scaled Tribulation Transcender roared and used everything he had to try and break through the space between Pavilion Master Chu and him.
The two sides were in a deadlock.
Song Shuhang watched this scene through the ‘eye of virtue’.
The eye of virtue was no longer as it was originally as it had shrunk quite a bit with the passage of time. It appeared that it was going to disappear in a short while.
“Pavilion Master Chu is stepping onto her path… Was this what she was planning to do from the start?” Song Shuhang’s gaze moved to his Inner World and then to Pavilion Master Chu’s statue. After that, he again wondered, “Is it a very dangerous thing for her to be rushing into the Immortal Realm?”
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “I feel like she’s borrowing the strength of these Tribulation Transcender beast cultivators to break some kind of restriction that’s limiting her. She seems to be taking advantage of the situation… Wait, Song Shuhang, why are you suddenly crying? Did something happen?”
“I’m crying?” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand in doubt. Unexpectedly, his face was really covered in tears.
It had to be noted that these were tears, and not just liquid. He was currently in a liquefied state, yet he could still cry?
What was going on?
He found that he could not stop the tears in his eyes from flowing down. Moreover, it was getting even more intense, and the more he rubbed and wiped them, the greater the amount that appeared.
Tears kept dripping down from his face, causing the table in front of him to be covered in them.
At the same time, there seemed to be a soft spot in his heart that had been stabbed hard, and an inexplicable sadness emerged from within him.
“My heart hurts. Why am I getting these feelings? It’s so sad. It feels like my heart is getting stabbed by a knife.” Song Shuhang continued to wipe his tears, but the tears were simply too fierce, muddling his vision.
Scarlet Heaven Sword asked, “Are you sick? Do you want to take some medicine?”
“Senior Scarlet Heaven Sword, stop messing around,” Song Shuhang said. “It feels like it’s the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯. Could it be Ye Si?”
Could Ye Si’s emotions be the ones that were affecting him?
Right, the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ was collapsing. The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion held great significance to Ye Si, and it was not just something that she treated as a ‘home’.
With her character, seeing this scene would definitely cause her to cry.
In addition, with the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ also being a thing, Ye Si was probably not able to stop herself from crying her heart out.
Ye Si was his ghost spirit, and the two of them shared the same feelings. And so, when Ye Si’s grief reached its limit, it would naturally affect him as well.
It was definitely that.
After figuring it out… Song Shuhang suddenly found that the sorrow in his heart had become even stronger.
“Waaaah~” Finally, he couldn’t stop himself from crying loudly.
His heart was filled with sorrow, sorrow that was even greater than when he was being punished by his father when he was a child. The sorrow was even greater than when he had to leave his playmates behind when moving homes. Song Shuhang felt that he had never been this sad in his entire life.
The sorrow was simply too great; there would not even be any use if someone were to comfort him, as he would still continue crying.
At this time, a pair of warm, soft arms gently hugged him. At the same time, Song Shuhang felt a soft mass.
Song Shuhang raised his head slightly and saw that it was the virtuous lamia.
She gently hugged Song Shuhang and patted him on the back, seemingly trying to comfort him.
“Sob, sob~ Thank you~” Song Shuhang said while crying.
The virtuous lamia’s intelligence was getting higher and higher, and the same could be said for her level of ‘understanding’. Before this, most of the time, she would have only baffled Song Shuhang with her actions.
Unexpectedly, she could comfort people now. Song Shuhang felt warm in his heart and on his face.
Scarlet Heaven Sword said, “Can you not have a runny nose while crying? The only thing I can see from this angle are your nostrils, would you mind understanding how I feel?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Even I don’t want to be in this situation.
What can I do, I am also desperate here!
…Besides, Song Shuhang had another thing to worry about. He was currently in a liquefied state. If he cried and lost too much water, would his body shrink?
While he was busy thinking about this…
“Bang!” The door to his room had been pushed open.
Afterward, Kindness curiously asked, “Senior Tyrannical Song, what happened? I heard someone crying.”
Right after saying that, she froze.
She saw Profound Sage Tyrannical Song burying his face into the virtuous lamia’s chest, crying loudly with sorrow very evident from the sounds.
The virtuous lamia patted the back of Profound Sage Tyrannical Song like a child.
Kindness was petrified… Such a scene was simply beyond her imagination.
The person who was crying actually turned out to be Senior Tyrannical Song…
In her mind, Song Shuhang’s position was high above others. It was so due to him having connections with so many Tribulation Transcenders, being all-knowing, and even being able to treat the evil energy of the Netherworld easily. Yet now, that person who appeared to be a figure that towered above all in her mind, was crying like a child.
For a moment, she didn’t know what to do.
She was stunned at the door, and neither entered nor retreated.
Song Shuhang turned his head and looked at Kindness through his tears.
“Waaaaah~” He turned his head and buried it into the virtuous lamia’s arms again, while at the same time bursting into tears.
This time, the crying belonged to Song Shuhang himself.
It’s over, it’s all over.
It was all over for his image as a Profound Sage, his cool style, and his character as ‘Senior Tyrannical Song’.
This time, he no longer had the face to meet with anyone.
Kindness was left at a loss and gaping.
At this moment, the voices of the branch head and Great Master Turtle could be heard. “Kindness, what happened?”
Kindness was startled.
She quickly closed the door to Senior Tyrannical Song’s room, and replied, “Branch Head, Great Master Turtle, it’s okay, there’s nothing wrong, you don’t have to worry.”
Song Shuhang: “Waaah~”
Great Master Turtle said, “Is it really okay? It seems like I’m hearing Senior Tyrannical Song’s voice?”
“It’s okay, I’m alright. I was just practicing a special cultivation technique just now, and there are some aftereffects, you don’t have to worry about me,” Song Shuhang said while crying.
After hearing Profound Sage Tyrannical Song’s answer, Great Master Turtle and the branch head were relieved and turned to leave.
And so, the room became quiet again—besides the sound of Song Shuhang’s crying.
Kindness had no idea as to what she should do.
After a while, she took out a candy, and said, “Senior Tyrannical Song, do you want some candy?”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Heavens, I suddenly want to die.
[There’s a problem with Pavilion Master Chu’s path to immortality.] At this time, Ye Si’s voice suddenly sounded.
This was the second time that Ye Si was able to speak after falling into the ‘inner demon tribulation’.
Pavilion Master Chu could ascend to the next realm even without getting past the inner demon tribulation, while Ye Si could occasionally come out to chat with Song Shuhang during her inner demon tribulation.
Could the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion have some kind of anti-inner-demon cheat?
[We can’t let Pavilion Master Chu go on; otherwise, everything will really be over,] Ye Si said while crying.
Song Shuhang said, “Everything will be over? Are you referring to the current Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?”
In the picture, the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ was collapsing, and he did not know what would come out of it.
For a long time, Pavilion Master Chu had maintained the ‘illusory reality’, and she had lived all alone within the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ that had already met its demise.
Perhaps Pavilion Master Chu letting go of the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ wasn’t a bad thing.
[If things go on like this, Pavilion Master Chu will die,] Ye Si said anxiously. Her tone was filled with certainty—this ‘certainty’ came from the information that Cheng Lin had left to her.
Song Shuhang remembered the red crystal statue.
Song Shuhang replied, “Isn’t that why Senior Chu gave me the means of her resurrection? She knew that she might die.”
Ye Si cried, [The resurrection method is useless. If she continues this way, she will disappear completely, and there will be no turning back. Quickly find a way to stop her!]
The cause of her great sorrow was not because of the collapse of the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’.
After knowing that the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was an ‘illusory reality’ creating by Pavilion Master Chu, her feelings for the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion had changed. Now, she only cared about Pavilion Master Chu; she could never afford to lose her.
“There will be no turning back?” Song Shuhang froze.
He suddenly held back his tears a bit.
Ye Si continued, [What do I do… She’s about to step onto her path to immortality. If this continues, she will disappear completely.]
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll be going to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion first, I’m going to contact Senior Turtle.”
He sank his consciousness into the Inner World and locked onto the resting sea turtle. “Senior Turtle, how far can you teleport?”
“Where do you want to teleport?” the sea turtle asked directly after seeing how anxious Song Shuhang was.
Song Shuhang replied, “The specific location is within the limits of the Beast Realm… I placed an ‘eye of virtue’ at the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. I’m not exactly sure of the distance, I can only vaguely sense its coordinates.”
The sea turtle said, “It isn’t a problem as long as it’s in the Beast Realm. If we can’t get there the first time, we can just keep on doing it several more times until we arrive there. Give me the coordinates.”
Song Shuhang gratefully said, “Thank you, Senior Turtle.”
He opened the Inner World and brought the sea turtle out.
At the same time, he locked onto the position of the ‘eye of virtue’ through the virtuous lamia.
Song Shuhang said, “It’s towards the southwest, the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was transferred there when moved to the Beast Realm.”
At the same time, he looked at the virtuous lamia.
The lamia brought out the flat imperial crown, brushed her hair, and then placed the flat imperial crown on her head again. After doing so, a gorgeous robe appeared on her body, causing her to exude dignity.
Song Shuhang said to Kindness, “Kindness, you stay here. I’m going to meet a senior, I’ll be back soon.”
Kindness nodded, and said, “Senior Tyrannical Song, be careful on the way.”
She could see the anxiety on Senior Tyrannical Song’s face. Was the senior that he was going to meet that important?
The sea turtle said, “Are you ready? Let’s go if you’re ready.”
At this time, the virtuous lamia stepped forward and pressed her hand against the sea turtle.
She transmitted the specific coordinates of the ‘eye of virtue’.
The sea turtle nodded, and said, “This distance… No problem, I can send you over there in one go.”
Song Shuhang said, “We’ll be in your hands, Senior Turtle.”
Soon after, a spatial gate opened.
Song Shuhang, the virtuous lamia, and the sea turtle entered it and disappeared.
The virtuous lamia and the sea turtle stepped out at the other side of the spatial gate.
The sea turtle said questioningly, “Huh? Where’s Song Shuhang?”
Song Shuhang was nowhere to be seen!