Chapter 1488 As strong as a monster
What was going on?
He had successfully summoned over the consciousness of the pet of a Netherworld Realm big shot, so why did it suddenly turn back?
Something urgent came up back at home?
If there was something urgent back at its home, how did it have the time to stroll around and come here?
Do you think that I’m some three-year-old kid who can be fooled so easily?
Moreover… he’d vaguely felt that the consciousness of the pet he’d summoned had said hello to Profound Sage Tyrannical Song.
Was it just him hearing things?
Song Shuhang clapped his hands lightly. “Do you want to continue? Since you can’t summon T233, then how about replacing it with something else? Perhaps you could try summoning something like the Three Pure Ones?”
The patterned man was speechless.
Due to the spell he’d just cast, his skin had dried up, wrinkles had emerged on his face, and there were now a lot of strands of white hair on his head.
The spell had consumed more life force than expected.
He couldn’t afford to waste any more time.
“Aaah! Lion Claw!” The patterned man rushed forward, frantically waving his claws. His five fingers were like knives, and each of them slashed out with force.
Taking his momentum into consideration, the patterned man’s attack seemed quite strong.
Under the cashier counter, the blond girl’s mechanical eyes locked onto the patterned man, and the electronic chip in her brain quickly analyzed his movements, trying to figure out how she could dodge the attack if she were to fight him.
The blonde girl anxiously said, “No, he’s too fast. Moreover, his hand carries something akin to ‘saber qi’. It’s extremely sharp, and it should be able to cut through metal easily!”
Could the shop owner defend against such an attack?
Under her mechanical eyes, the shop owner made his move. “Bam”
The shop owner waved his hand seemingly at random.
Immediately afterward, all of the sharp saber qi dissipated.
The shop owner’s palm didn’t lose any of its strength, and continued on to slap the patterned man’s face.
“Aaaah~” the patterned man screamed, and his body was sent flying while spinning. He hit the wall, spinning two and a half times while plastered onto the wall before he slowly slid down. The impact had caused a few cracks to appear on the wall.
“S-so terrifying.” The blonde girl stared blankly.
The shop owner didn’t even seem human.
He was as strong as a monster. Although he didn’t have large muscles, he did give people a feeling that he was extremely powerful.
The puppet maiden calmly said, “Two tables and a cracked wall.”
“…” Song Shuhang. Will I end up having to shoulder this debt?
The patterned man struggled to get up from the ground, and looked at the Profound Sage Tyrannical Song
He discovered an unfavorable fact—Profound Sage Tyrannical Song had no intention of killing him.
From the beginning to the end, Profound Sage Tyrannical Song had only used ordinary attacks, and the intensity of the attacks was clearly controlled.
He certainly didn’t think that Profound Sage Tyrannical Song had a good impression of him, and wanted to train him to become his successor. There was probably only one reason why the other party had been showing mercy, and that was that he wanted to capture him alive.
Could it be that he wants to torture me and dig out my secrets?
Or could it be that Profound Sage Tyrannical Song plans on using me as a guinea pig?
His plan was to die, and then resurrect afterward. He never thought that, when faced against Profound Sage Tyrannical Song, it would be pretty much impossible for him to die.
The patterned man moved his eyes.
Suddenly, he turned around and blasted his fist towards the wall behind him.
Song Shuhang softly said, “Hey, we only got this small restaurant a short while ago, don’t break it.”
After saying that, he stretched out his hand and gently tapped the patterned man.
In the next moment, the patterned man felt that the scenery in front of him had changed.
The restaurant was gone, replaced with a red plaza.
Is this… an Illusory Reality? The patterned man immediately thought of the legendary ability that only those at the Seventh Stage Realm or above could grasp. In the middle of the plaza, he and Profound Sage Tyrannical Song were facing one another.
The puppet maiden, Chu Chu, and the mysterious blonde girl appeared by the edge of the plaza, watching the goings-on.
The burly man had disappeared, while the blonde girl looked around in surprise.
Her worldviews took another hit.
How did they suddenly get here from the small restaurant?
Did they move to another space, or was it a visual illusion?
These methods were completely unscientific!
The knowledge that she had learned and mastered all this time proved useless here.
At first, Song Shuhang wanted to send the patterned man directly into the Palace of Winter and imprison him.
However, there were still a few days before the arrival of Senior Seven Lives Talisman, and it would be too wasteful to keep the patterned man in custody the whole time.
He should make the most out of him.
Chu Chu and Yinzhu lacked an opponent for practice, and the weakened patterned man was the right person to fill this position.
Therefore, Song Shuhang moved him to the plaza of the Palace of Summer.
The kidnapping was complete.
Of course, in order to prevent this guy from wandering around the Inner World and disturbing the other people living there, Song Shuhang also needed to limit the range of his activities.
“Walls of the Four Kings.” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and pressed it to the ground.
The Golden Lion King’s Wall, White Tiger King’s Wall, Ice Shark King’s Wall, and Lightning Falcon King’s Wall appeared and erected themselves around the plaza, surrounding the patterned men. Subsequently, the Immortal Fairy Monster Cat’s Divine Gate appeared directly above the walls.
With this last piece, the plaza became a sealed room, and there was no need to worry about the patterned man escaping “Even walls can appear out of nowhere?” The blonde girl took a few steps back, reaching out and tapping on the walls. It isn’t an illusion, it’s real.
This wall is so sturdy!
Its degree of hardness is completely unscientific.
What material is it made of? How was it made, and how did the shop owner make them appear? Moreover, where are they usually hidden?
Her mechanical eyes could not identify the materials that the walls were made of.
The blonde girl couldn’t restrain her curiosity. She really wanted to study the structure of these four walls and to know the principles behind them.
Curiosity was the driving force of human progress. Exploring the unknown was a way to discover new knowledge.
The face of the patterned man was ashen.
Profound Sage Tyrannical Song really wanted to capture him alive.
Moreover, he was now in his Illusory Reality… If he died and his means of resurrection activated, it would definitely be sensed by Profound Sage Tyrannical Song.
At that time, his resurrection process would be cut off before it could even begin.
The patterned man thought to himself, I can’t die. At the very least, I can’t die until Profound Sage Tyrannical Song cancels the Illusory Reality.
At this moment, Song Shuhang turned around and called out, “Chu Chu.”
Chu Chu said, “Yes, Teacher.”
Song Shuhang said, “Come here. I’ll grant you a layer of armor and let you practice with him. It just so happens that we’re lacking an actual combat target, so you can use him to practice. However, do be careful. The other party has strength at the Fourth Stage Realm, so he’s much stronger than you.”
Chu Chu asked, “Will that really be fine?”
She had only recently switched to the (Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique), and was still at the Second Stage Realm.
The patterned man said, “A warrior would choose death rather than be humiliated.”
Profound Sage Tyrannical Song actually wanted him to be his disciple’s training partner? This was simply bullying!
Song Shuhang smiled, and pointed at Chu Chu before saying, “My disciple is at the Second Stage Realm. I’ll give you a chance: as long as you defeat her within half an hour, I will let you go.”
“Really?” The patterned man’s eyes lit up.
Although it was said that warriors would rather die than be humiliated, things that could be discussed if they were given a way to survive. Song Shuhang smiled slightly. “I’m giving you this chance, but it all depends on you whether you can grasp it or not.”
The patterned man gritted his teeth, and said, “Alright.” “Teacher, will I be fine?” Chu Chu said with some worry.
No matter how weakened the opponent was, he was still at the Fourth Stage Realm, while she was only at the Second Stage, an entire two great realms behind the other party.
Moreover, she had only recently switched to the (Thirty-Three Divine Beasts’ Technique), and had not mastered the cultivation technique
“Don’t worry, believe in yourself. And even if you lose, it won’t be a problem. He’ll simply get another chance at life, and if there is an opportunity in the future, it won’t be too late to catch him again.” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and lightly patted Chu Chu.
His saber intent secretly covered Chu Chu’s body.
Chu Chu’s heart thumped, and she immediately came to a realization.
This was Song Shuhang’s saber intent armor.
If this saber intent armor was activated, she would be pretty much invincible in battle.
Song Shuhang said, “Go, experience a head-on battle with a Fourth Stage cultivator.”
Chu Chu nodded. After that, she reached out and pulled out the short sword tied to her leg, and stood opposite the patterned man.
“Hiyah!” The patterned man gritted his teeth, and thin black mist emerged from his body again. The mist materialized and attached to his arms.
He stretched out his hands and punched, resulting in two masses of black mist speeding toward Chu Chu.
Chu Chu lifted her sword and fully displayed her sword technique.
The short sword moved unceasingly, creating a sword net that smashed the black mist.
However, the smashed black mist passed through the sword net, and descended on Chu Chu like rain.
This was the difference in power between a Fourth Stage and a Second Stage practitioner.
At this time, saber intent emerged from Chu Chu’s body.
The saber intent circulated, transforming into a suit of tight-fitting armor that wrapped Chu Chu.
The black mist rained down on the saber intent armor.
The saber intent armor shone slightly, completely blocking the incoming attack.
“Armor intent?” the patterned man asked in surprise.
After realizing that she didn’t need to worry about defending, Chu Chu released waves upon waves of sword qi, focusing only on attacking.
The sword qi enveloped the patterned man and forced him back again and again.
“Not bad. Chu Chu, I’ll see you in half an hour.” Song Shuhang waved.
The blonde girl only saw a flash of light. In the next moment, she returned to the small restaurant.
Her figure was still under the cash register.
“We’re back?” The blonde girl turned her head and looked around in confusion.
In front of the cashier counter in the restaurant, the large man’s eyes were wide open in disbelief.
He had just watched the shop owner and the others suddenly disappear.
Then, after a flash of light, they were back.
It was too science fiction-esque. Sometimes, reality was even more bizarre than movies.
“Oh, you’re still there. I thought that you would have taken the opportunity to leave.” Song Shuhang clasped his hands as he looked at the big man.
The other party was just an ordinary person, so he did not bring him into the Inner World.
The puppet maiden calmly said, “It’s for the better that he hasn’t left. Now, we can erase his memories of what just happened.”
The large man asked in disbelief, “E-erase my memories?”
What was this? Men in Black?