The center of the Dead Souls Realm had given birth to the Spring of Life. Was this because things turned into their opposite after reaching the extreme?
Coincidentally, his ‘living spring’, which was located in his Inner World, had also been condensed from the evil energy of the Netherworld. Every cup of living spring was just like the scholarly faction’s Virtuous Golden Lotus’ lotus seeds, which could prolong one’s lifespan by 50 years, and… it tasted great.
Since I won’t be able to search for Cheng Lin, and breaking into the ‘Dead Souls Realm’ isn’t something I could do in an hour or two, should I just try out the ‘living spring’ that’s in my Inner World?
As he thought of this, Song Shuhang said to Pavilion Master Chu, “Pavilion Master Chu, I’m going to transfer you somewhere, don’t resist.”
With Pavilion Master Chu’s strength, Song Shuhang could not force her into his Inner World if she resisted.
In addition, his Inner World was currently upgrading, so there were some things that he had to be particularly cautious about.
Pavilion Master Chu said, “You’re going to transfer me? Alright, I’ll cooperate with you.”
Song Shuhang’s right hand lightly rubbed Pavilion Master Chu’s head.
Pavilion Master Chu asked, “This is a necessary procedure for the transfer, right?”
Song Shuhang said, “Yes.”
Pavilion Master Chu: “…”
While they were speaking, Song Shuhang willed it, opened the Inner World, and transferred Pavilion Master Chu to the edge of the ‘living spring’ inside his Inner World.
At the same time, he willed it and had spring water from the [living spring] gently wrap Pavilion Master Chu’s body.
Song Shuhang asked, “How is it? Are you feeling better?”
Pavilion Master Chu asked, “This spring water contains vitality. Where did you get such a treasure?”
Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “From the scholarly faction. I’ve quite a special relationship with them.”
“Oh?” Pavilion Master Chu looked at Song Shuhang in surprise.
Afterward, she closed her eyes and sensed her state. After the spring water moisturized her body, her condition immediately stabilized, and the rate at which her body dissipated slowed down infinitely.
The immortal energy that Slow-Witted Song had left her would have only been able to let her remain in existence for another hour and a half. But thanks to the spring water, she would be able to maintain her current state even for a few years.
Pavilion Master Chu opened her eyes and told Song Shuhang about her status.
“So what you’re saying is that the spring water of the living spring can only maintain your current condition, but won’t actually be able to help you recover from it?” Song Shuhang rubbed his temples.
Pavilion Master Chu replied, “It should be because the effect of your living spring is not strong enough. If the effect of your living spring was a few times better, it wouldn’t cause me to be in a deadlock state like I am right now, and perhaps it would have even been able to heal me back to normal.”
Song Shuhang gently clapped his hands. “It just so happens that my living spring is going to get an upgrade quite soon. At that time, we can see if it can heal you. It would be for the best if it did.”
If it didn’t work, then he would either have to find the time to look for Cheng Lin or directly go to the Spring of Life within the ‘Dead Souls Realm’.
Song Shuhang asked, “Pavilion Master Chu, you should get some rest first… Also, what should I do with the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion outside?”
Pavilion Master Chu’s eyes slightly sank. “The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion no longer matters to me.”
“You’re finally willing to let go of it?” Song Shuhang said in a congratulatory manner.
Pavilion Master Chu shook her head. “I’ve done everything I could for the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. As for what the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion will end up becoming next… that’s up to the next ‘Pavilion Master Chu’.”
“Huh?” Song Shuhang was puzzled.
Pavilion Master Chu calmly said, “Since it is a path to immortality, even if there is some problem with it, it will still take shape in some way. I’m sure it won’t just dissipate.”
Song Shuhang asked, “So, there’s going to be a Pavilion Master Chu Two?”
Did everyone just feel like having a second version of themself for some reason?
He then smoothed out his thoughts, and said, “So you’re saying that if I didn’t stop you from dissipating in time, and the means of resurrection that you’d prepared ended up failing, then Ye Si and I would have met a ‘Pavilion Master Chu Two’?”
Pavilion Master Chu replied, “Pretty much.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What about her memories?”
Pavilion Master Chu replied, “What do you mean?”
“What I’m trying to ask is if the memories will remain completely the same. It’s quite a big thing to me,” Song Shuhang suddenly said seriously. “Pavilion Master Chu, was there a Pavilion Master Chu version 0.1 before you? Or a Pavilion Master Chu Version 0.2 or something?”
Pavilion Master Chu: “…”
“Cough, I’ll be going first. Anyway, Pavilion Master Chu, it’s best if you just rest for a while,” Song Shuhang said before placing down a jade box.
Inside was the vivid recreation of Pavilion Master Chu in red crystal.
Pavilion Master Chu softly said, “Oh, it actually ended up getting delivered to you.”
Song Shuhang said, “Huh? Didn’t you deliberately get the Daoist Umbrella to send it over to me?”
Pavilion Master Chu said, “Well, it’s not really wrong to put it this way.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Song Shuhang exited the Inner World.
As soon as he was out, the sea turtle suddenly stood up and put him on its shoulders. After that, it immediately began running away from the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion.
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior Turtle, what are you doing?”
Senior Turtle replied, “Heavens~ The Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion has changed, see for yourself.”
Song Shuhang raised his head and looked at the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, which appeared to be no different from hell. The poison had already integrated with the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, and nearly all of the buildings within it had collapsed.
The original disciples of the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’ had all disappeared.
Song Shuhang asked, “Daoist Umbrella? Is he still there?”
In the original ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’, Daoist Umbrella was a very special individual.
“There’s nothing left in the entire Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion,” Senior Turtle replied. “Other than that, look at the two trees. Heavens, Pavilion Master Chu’s path to immortality is too weird.”
Song Shuhang looked at the trees again.
The scene was the same as before, with there being a tree that was thriving and a tree that was withering. It was just that the life force of the tree that was thriving had decreased by half, while the tree that was withering right beside it was growing larger and larger.
The branches and vines of the withering tree extended towards the thriving tree and wrapped around it. It was as if it was absorbing the other tree.
When Song Shuhang turned his head, the absorption process had just entered the final stage.
The withering tree suddenly cracked apart as if a mouth had opened on it. The trunk of the withering tree then bent, and it swallowed the thriving tree in a single bite.
Song Shuhang couldn’t help but mutter, “Heavens.”
After the withering tree engulfed the other tree, a huge fruit was born on top of the withering tree.
The fruit cracked open, and a cute little foot stepped out of it.
“A little white foot stepped out of the fruit… That foot had skin as smooth as jade and as white as snow, while its flesh was so pale that even the thin blood vessels that coursed through the foot were visible. Ten toes could also be seen, each just like they were petals,” the sea turtle repeated.
Song Shuhang asked, “Senior Turtle, what are you talking about?”
The sea turtle seriously said, “I’m talking about your inner demon, an inner demon that every human male has.”
Song Shuhang shrugged, and said, “Unfortunately, I don’t have a foot fetish.”
Song Shuhang then recalled the time four months ago… He had never understood how people could find women’s legs to be of such interest, and with that, he could not understand Tubo’s obsession with long-legged stars. It wasn’t like men did not have legs of their own, and though women’s legs tended to be thinner, fairer, and more tender, there wasn’t really anything special about them.
However, when Song Shuhang said these words today, he wasn’t that confident anymore.
A figure had completely come out of the fruit.
On the ankle of her other foot, a golden bell could be found tied neatly. At this moment, a gentle ringing could be heard coming from the bell.
Song Shuhang moved his gaze to her.
Sure enough, it was her.
Pavilion Master Chu Two.
However, this Pavilion Master Chu looked relatively young.
Her long hair was not as long as that of Pavilion Master Chu, with it only reaching the bend of her calf. She was currently wearing a skirt styled according to the style of the ancient times, while her feet were completely bare.
On her clothes hung a crystal bead that was the size of a pigeon egg.
Pavilion Master Chu Two did some stretches. Nothing like laziness could be found on her face, only youthfulness and playfulness shone on it.
Pavilion Master Chu Two happily said, “Shuhang, you’re here too.”
Although the voice was still the same, the way Pavilion Master Chu Two talked was quite different from the first.
When Pavilion Master Chu spoke, her voice was low, and her drowsiness was evident.
In contrast, when Pavilion Master Chu Two spoke, her voice was pleasant and mellow.
She was simply filled with vitality; it was as if she had not experienced the disaster that had befallen the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion at all.
After seeing Song Shuhang, Pavilion Master Chu Two leapt lightly and fell beside Song Shuhang.
“Senior Chu,” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
“Hm~ I always get the feeling that you’re trying to put some distance between us.” Pavilion Master Chu Two blinked, and then suddenly said, “Oh right, I have something for you.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What is it?”
Pavilion Master Chu Two grinned, and replied, “It’s something Slow-Witted Song left with me, but I feel like he didn’t leave it for me. Instead, it should be something that’s for you.”
After saying that, she reached out and gently made a grabbing motion towards the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion below her.
Then, a scroll made from animal hide descended into her hands.
“Here.” She gave Song Shuhang the scroll made from animal hide.
Song Shuhang’s heart moved.
The rate of his heartbeat slightly accelerated.
This animal hide scroll left by Slow-Witted Song… can’t possibly be that, right?!
The decoder for the secret text of the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique❯!
Song Shuhang reached out to take the animal hide scroll and couldn’t wait to open it.
However, when he flipped it open, he suddenly felt dizzy.
He was poisoned.
On the scroll, there were still remains of the poison left by the Liquefied Tribulation Transcender.
“Oh, I forgot to clean up the poison,” Pavilion Master Chu Two said in embarrassment. After saying that, she moved her hand onto Song Shuhang’s hand and swept it gently.
With some immortal energy, the poison on the scroll and the poison that reached Song Shuhang was all dealt with.
“Thank you, Pavilion Master Chu,” Song Shuhang said with relief.
Pavilion Master Chu Two laughed, and said, “There’s no need to be so polite with me.”
Song Shuhang opened the scroll once again and checked out its contents.
In the next moment, he closed the scroll with a sad face.
The scroll was composed entirely of ancient runes.
Pavilion Master Chu Two asked, “Do you not understand it?”
Song Shuhang gritted his teeth, and said, “I really have to quickly master the script of the ancient era.”
“Hehe, you got this.” Pavilion Master Chu Two suddenly gave Song Shuhang a hug.
Song Shuhang stiffened.
“Hey, little friend Song Shuhang.” Pavilion Master Chu Two moved closer to Song Shuhang’s ear, and whispered, “Give me that final part of me. Without that part, I’m incomplete. You… won’t refuse me, right? ”
Her slender arms hugged Song Shuhang tightly.
It was a warm but dangerous hug.
Song Shuhang said, “If I refuse, are you going to hug me to death?”