1288 Looking at the world through the crystal coffin
Song Shuhang said, “Doudou has to go back tonight. He agreed with True Monarch Yellow Mountain on a time that he has to be back by. As such, we have to be there before six o’clock in the evening.”
Doudou happily said, “Haha, now you’re the ones who have to be back by six o’clock in the evening. I’m Song Shuhang now, and I can play around outside as much as I want. Ohoho~ I’m going to play games all night long. Woof~”
Senior White said, “You won’t play games tonight. Shuhang said that he was supposed to attend your wedding as a best man. Tonight, you and I will learn what a groomsman at a wedding should do.”
Senior White had said that he alone already counted for two. His main body and his clone would both be Doudou’s groomsmen.
Soft Feather couldn’t help but say, “You guys might need some bridesmaids as well. Doudou’s groomsman plan was just an idea of Senior Song and Doudou. Senior Yellow Mountain has yet to give his consent for it. There is a chance that the groomsman plan will end up becoming a bridesmaid plan.”
Senior White: “…”
Song Shuhang hurriedly said, “I feel that if Senior White were to step forward, Senior Yellow Mountain would definitely give him face. As long as he says that he’s going to be Doudou’s groomsman, Senior Yellow Mountain will definitely agree with the plan.”
As long as True Monarch Yellow Mountain knew that Senior White was going to be a groomsman, he would absolutely not allow the ‘groomsman plan’ to become a ‘bridesmaid plan’—that was unless he wanted to die.
If Senior White had to play the part of the bridesmaid for the wedding, the entire event would end without it even having had the chance to start.
Song Shuhang was willing to bet that even if Senior White were to retract his strange charm at that time, everyone’s attention would still be on him, and they would not be able to extricate themselves from looking at him.
True Monarch Yellow Mountain was the last ‘sane mind’ in the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’; he would definitely not allow himself to seek death during such serious times.
However, having said that, if Senior White were to really become a bridesmaid, it would definitely be an extremely beautiful sight.
Soft Feather said, “I agree with Senior Song, it would indeed be an extremely beautiful sight.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “Although I don’t really want to admit it, such a sight would indeed stir one’s emotions quite well.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
I was only thinking about it in my mind, how in the world do you two know about my thoughts?
Su Clan’s Sixteen replied, “It’s because our consciousnesses are all squeezed inside Doudou’s mind, so we now have the ability to communicate with our minds. As long as our mood fluctuates a little bit, the others would be able to perceive it right away.”
Song Shuhang’s heart collapsed in despondency.
Senior White pinched his chin in thought. “Indeed, Fellow Daoist Yellow Mountain should still give me this bit of face.”
In all honesty, is there even anyone in the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’ who would dare to not give you face? Song Shuhang and others thought at the same time.
Senior White said, “It’s almost time. I’ll use my spatial skill to directly bring us to True Monarch Yellow Mountain’s place. After that, I’ll go and look for a few more groomsmen. Fellow Daoist Creation, would you like to go with us?”
Dharma King Creation glanced at all the other concertgoers who had been knocked out before cupping his hands. “Senior White, this poor monk still needs to stay and look after these fellow daoists.”
Senior White nodded. “I see. Then I’ll be leaving these fellow daoists in your care. You, Fellow Daoist Ancient Lake Temple, and the others are also attending Doudou’s wedding, right?”
Perhaps it was because they had already experienced the destructiveness of Dharma King Creation’s singing before, but Medicine Master, the disciples of True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple, and the disciples of Great Master Profound Principle were all able to successfully break out of their inner demon tribulations.
Dharma King Creation smiled, and said, “Yes, we will rush to Doudou’s wedding as soon as we can. In fact, I really want to write a song for Doudou to congratulate him.”
After saying goodbye to Dharma King Creation, Senior White took Song ‘Doudou’ Shuhang—Soft Feather’s and Sixteen’s bodies—Doudou, and the sea turtle away through the power of space.
[Heavens, spatial force?] The sea turtle silently glanced at Sage White.
This newly ascended Eighth Stage Profound Sage has already grasped spatial force? Isn’t he being a bit too arrogant by using this cheat so openly?
Immediately after, it remembered the terrifying existence that suddenly appeared beside Song Shuhang during the concert just now.
That existence had descended silently, and everyone in the concert did not even seem to notice him. It was only by virtue of it being at the Ninth Stage Realm that the turtle had been able to notice that existence.
At that time, that existence had only glanced at it once, yet it caused the turtle to see a world filled with mountains of corpses and oceans of blood. That existence brought upon it an incomparable terror; it was like an endless source of evil. Even its powerful master, the Great Northern Emperor, was less terrifying when compared to that existence.
In hindsight, that existence looked quite a bit similar to this Sage White.
No, their appearances couldn’t be said to only be similar to one another; if one were to look at them with human eyes, they looked no different from one another.
Just thinking about it left the turtle extremely frightened.
It shook its head violently, forcing itself to stop ruminating about it.
It had a fairly good relationship with Song Shuhang, so this Sage White shouldn’t suddenly kill and turn it into turtle soup, right?
The destination of the spatial transfer was the wedding venue, which had already been arranged by True Monarch Yellow Mountain.
After the spatial jump was completed, Senior White was the first to appear. He then stretched out his finger and made a rising gesture as he brought the floating railed Broken Tyrant that had Su Clan’s Sixteen and Soft Feather lying on it.
The sea turtle descended right after Senior White did.
After that came Song ‘Doudou’ Shuhang.
And lastly came Doudou, who was crowded with four consciousnesses.
As soon as Doudou’s body landed, it knelt on the ground.
It had just propped up its foreleg and was getting ready to stand up when it suddenly put strength in its waist, causing it to sit on the spot. As a result, its rising posture had become a yoga posture.
Song Shuhang said, “We can’t go on like this; let’s control Doudou’s body in an orderly manner. I will take control of the body first, then Sixteen, and then Soft Feather.”
Soft Feather asked, “What about that elder sister? Doesn’t she also have the power to control the body?”
Song Shuhang said, “Fairy Creation doesn’t seem like she can communicate with us, so let’s ignore her.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen replied, “Alright, let’s go with that. Soft Feather and I will stay idle while you control Doudou’s body.”
After they finished their exchange, Song Shuhang took control of Doudou, stood up, and tried to walk a few steps.
Song ‘Doudou’ Shuhang shouted, “Stupid Shuhang, you’re doing it wrong. Dogs walk on four legs.”
Song Shuhang replied, “There isn’t anyone here right now, let me stand up and walk around for a while.”
I’m really tired of walking around on four legs.
Suddenly, Soft Feather shouted, “Ah, the space here is so crowded. Senior Song, did you get bigger? I feel like the consciousness space has become much more cramped!”
Song Shuhang replied, “You’re imagining it. We don’t even have fleshly bodies, how can we become bigger? Expand your mind, and the space will naturally expand as well. Soft Feather, if you expand your imagination, you will feel that the consciousness space is actually very spacious.”
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “I’m also getting the feeling that the consciousness space is shrinking.”
Soft Feather said, “See, even Sixteen feels that the space is shrinking.”
Song Shuhang said, “Heavens, it really is getting more and more cramped in here. It feels like we’re trapped in a small black room. Which one of you is thinking about a small black room?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen replied, “I’m imagining the scenery of the Spirit River Secret Realm. Our Spirit River Secret Realm is huge, so it couldn’t possibly be treated as a small black room.”
Soft Feather said, “I’m trying to imagine the scenery at the Spirit Butterfly Island, but…”
Song Shuhang asked, “But what?”
“But Senior Song, the caged version of your treasured saber Broken Tyrant suddenly appeared in my mind. I keep on remembering how I couldn’t even stretch my legs when I was locked inside it. I’m trying to stop thinking about it, but the scene just keeps on lingering in my mind.” Soft Feather burst into tears.
Song Shuhang said, “Heavens, don’t worry too much and just take a deep breath. Think about happy things, exciting things.”
Soft Feather wondered, “Exciting things, eh? What’s the most interesting thing recently… Ah, right, I remember now. It was really exciting when I had sent spirit green tea to Senior Song. It was genius of me to put myself in a small box and have the box sent over via express delivery. Running away from home like that is probably the most exciting thing I’ve done recently. When I mailed myself out, I had to curl up since the box was quite small. In addition, the box was dark, and I had stayed inside it for so long in that position that my legs went numb.”
Song Shuhang said, “Soft Feather, stop, stop recollecting those memories~ Aaah~”
The box was even smaller and more cramped than the caged version of Broken Tyrant.
The consciousness space shrank more and more, and their consciousnesses got closer.
Song Shuhang said, “Is there anything else that has made you happy? Preferably something broader or larger. For example, the first time you learned to fly with a sword, or how happy you were when you rose to the sky?”
Soft Feather emotionally said, “The first time I flew with the sword? Oh, right! That was also a very happy thing. That was the first time I have rushed to the sky without relying on anyone’s help. The sky, the sea, the huge world. In contrast to that, we ‘people’ are truly tiny.”
Song Shuhang said, “Well done, continue to think about the big world, the big sky, and the boundless sea!”
Soft Feather said, “I’m already thinking of those… But why hasn’t the consciousness space grown more spacious?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen calmly said, “Sorry, this time, it’s my fault.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What’s wrong?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “I also remembered when I mailed myself to your place… At that time, I had been lying in my custom-made box, and because my body was relatively small, it was quite comfortable to lie down inside that box. Unfortunately, the box was only big enough for one person to lay inside in, it’s too small a space for the four of us.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
Song Shuhang said, “Stop thinking about delivery boxes and let’s think about something else! Sixteen, has there been anything special that you’ve been thinking about recently?”
“There is,” Su Clan’s Sixteen said. “For the past few days, I’ve been having a certain dream, and I thought about it a lot.”
Song Shuhang asked, “What dream?”
Su Clan’s Sixteen said, “It’s a dream wherein I’m housed inside a crystal coffin, and I would only be able to see a vague scenery through the crystal coffin every day. In that dream, the crystal coffin can be said to be of considerable size, but the same goes for my body, which takes up most of the space inside the coffin.”
Song Shuhang: “…”
It feels like the consciousness space has become smaller again…
Soft Feather said, “Hehe, I suddenly find that everyone being so close together is quite fun.”