It was quite obvious that the Fairy Lychee busy taking selfies in Africa was the real one, while the one in the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was just a fake.
In that case, who was the fake Fairy Lychee in the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?
A miraculous glow suddenly flashed through Song Shuhang's mind. He remembered that weird news about 'little friend Song Shuhang' getting sent to space by Fairy Firefly a few days ago. Thanks to it, he had managed to avoid a calamity.
Then, also a few days ago, he read about Northern River's Loose Cultivator mobilizing the other seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group and trying to arrange a tight encirclement in space to catch Immortal Master Copper Trigram.
He remembered that Immortal Master Copper Trigram had that incredible disguising technique at his disposal. Song Shuhang had experienced the effects of Copper Trigram's disguising technique firsthand while he was on that lone island abroad. The first day, he looked like a cowboy with a sturdy build; the second day, he had changed into a hot woman with a slender waist.
Song Shuhang had discovered the truth of the matter by coincidence!
Now then, should I expose Senior Immortal Master Copper Trigram?
Song Shuhang really wanted to say the truth about this matter in the Nine Provinces Number One Group and tell everyone that Immortal Master Copper Trigram was now hiding in the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion.
It was a rather interesting state of mind.
To make an example, let's suppose that there was a mysterious case and only one person knew the truth while everyone else was in the dark. After seeing everyone else making all kinds of incorrect guesses while discussing the case, the person knowing the truth would get the urge to interject and make the truth known to the public.
At this time, Song Shuhang had a similar impulse!
Luckily, he clenched his teeth and was able to resist it.
'You wouldn't die if you didn't seek death.' Song Shuhang silently repeated this sentence in his mind. He absolutely didn't want to become a second Senior Thrice Reckless. He didn't want to become the infamous Thrice Song Tyrannical Saber!
If he were to write in the Nine Provinces Number One Group right now, he would be telling everyone that he was still on Earth. After all, his magically modified mobile phone couldn't get any signal while in space.
At that time, Fairy Firefly's obsessive-compulsive disorder might flare up again, causing her to visit him and send him to space one more time.
He would be ruining himself together with Senior Copper Trigram.
It wasn't worth it to expose Immortal Master Copper Trigram if he would suffer the consequences as well.
Of course, he could still send messages privately to inform the seniors of the group about this matter. For example, he could tell Northern River's Loose Cultivator about it.
But now wasn't the time.
Song Shuhang put away his phone and looked at Daoist Priest Horizon and Lady Onion, who were still in the strength imparting posture.
Daoist Priest Horizon was currently concluding the strength imparting process and was pouring the last wave of pure spiritual energy into Lady Onion's Sea of Qi Dantian. After the process was completed, he would put an end to the strength imparting.
Song Shuhang said at this time, "Lady Onion, perhaps I can teach you part of a cultivation technique. It's the part related to the Second Stage."
Lady Onion's eyes immediately lit up.
"However, it will depend on you whether you can learn it or not. In addition, if I teach you this cultivation technique, you will have to enter the sect of a powerful senior and be prepared to become her disciple. Are you willing?" Song Shuhang said.
"I'm willing, I'm willing! Quickly give it to me, I'll learn the technique immediately! In addition, I promise to be a very filial and good disciple!" Lady Onion nodded with all her might.
Song Shuhang said indifferently, "Beyond that, I have another request."
"Say it, quickly!" Lady Onion was starting to get impatient. She felt that Song Shuhang was quite fussy.
"You can consider it as the price to pay to obtain this cultivation technique. After you obtain the technique, you won't try to secretly run away and will wait until I manage to take that thing out of your body. If you agree with my conditions, make a vow," Song Shuhang said.
Lady Onion's whole body stiffened. She was in a dilemma at this time.
The reason she had clenched her teeth and decided to accept Daoist Priest Horizon's strength imparting, even disregarding the consequences, was so that she could escape from Song Shuhang once her strength was sufficient.
Such being the case, what was the point in her accepting the strength imparting if she had to agree to Song Shuhang's conditions?!
Lady Onion had a conflicted expression on her face.
"..." Song Shuhang.
As expected, that stupid onion was planning to receive Daoist Priest Horizon's strength imparting and seize the opportunity to run away from him once her strength was sufficient!
Tsk, he couldn't let her do as she pleased!
Actually, Song Shuhang would have let her go long ago if not for the fact that she was growing on the enlightenment stone. Unfortunately, the enlightenment stone was too important for him, and he couldn't let this stupid onion run away!
Song Shuhang decided that he would increase the level of his alertness around Lady Onion by three tiers, keeping a close watch on her!
Once Venerable White was back, he would ask him to imprint the mark of the 'disposable Song Shuhang 001 edition' on Lady Onion's body. With that, even if she were to escape, the mark would active and forcefully bring her back!
It was a really good method!
Lady Onion was still in a dilemma. If she didn't agree to Song Shuhang's conditions, she would remain in the Second Stage Realm and without a matching method to revolve her true qi. She would grow old and die in this realm without being able to advance even a little bit. Since Song Shuhang had already reached the Third Stage Realm, she had no chance of escaping.
Although she still would be unable to run away after accepting Song Shuhang's conditions, she would at least obtain a cultivation technique she could use while in the Second Stage, as well as Daoist Priest Horizon's strength imparting.
If the final outcome was going to be the same, it was better to choose the option that could give her some benefit. In addition, vows could have loopholes!
Lady Onion looked at Song Shuhang and said while clenching her teeth, "Do you promise that you will let me go after taking that thing out?"
"I'll take an oath on my heavenly tribulation," Song Shuhang said. Oaths taken on the heavenly tribulation had a very strong binding power.
"In that case, I agree to your conditions, and will also take on oath on my heavenly tribulation," Lady Onion said. "If you respect this agreement, I'll respect it as well! I promise I won't try to secretly run away before you take that thing out of my body."
Stupid human! I will not secretly run away, but leave a memo to notify you when I do. Yes, I'll 'uprightly' run away! Ahahaha!
"Deal," Song Shuhang said with a smile. Then, he thought in his heart, A s soon as Venerable White comes back from the ruins, I'll ask him to quietly leave the mark of the 'disposable Song Shuhang 001 edition' on Lady Onion's body.
Since he couldn't trust her, it was better to leave a mark on her. With that, she would come back even after fleeing to the end of the earth!
After the duo took the oath, Song Shuhang passed the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ on to Lady Onion through the secret sound transmission.
The ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ was currently divided into five sections. The first section consisted of a cultivation technique of the Second Stage rank, while the fifth one of a cultivation technique of the Sixth Stage rank.
Song Shuhang passed the first section of the cultivation technique on to Lady Onion.
Usually, it wasn't too difficult to learn cultivation techniques of the Second Stage rank. The core was the chant of the cultivation technique and the route the true qi had to follow while revolving.
Since it was a tailor-made cultivation technique, the true qi route of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ was somewhat complex... but there was a shortcut.
The sadder one was, the faster they could learn this cultivation technique. In short, the speed at which one could grasp the technique was directly related to the sorrow in their heart.
For example, the main character of Gao Moumou's story was especially suited to learn this cultivation technique.
After seeing Song Shuhang and Lady Onion, Daoist Priest Horizon sighed deeply and said, "Sigh, I fear it's too late to start practicing a cultivation technique of the Second Stage now."
Even if it was a cultivation technique of the Second Stage, one needed at least one day, if not more, to learn it.
At this time, his Strength Imparting Technique was about to end. The technique would come to an end as soon as Lady Onion's Sea of Qi Dantian was full of true qi.
Therefore, only ten or so minutes were left.
In short, Lady Onion had to grasp the cultivation technique that little friend Song Shuhang was passing on to her within ten minutes.
It was something too difficult to achieve! Only if this onion spirit was a talent hard-to-come-by even in a thousand years would she be able to grasp the cultivation technique within such a short amount of time.
Song Shuhang faintly smiled and replied, "Daoist Priest, we must give it a try. If we give it a try, there is a chance to succeed. But if we don't even try, we are doomed to fail for sure! Only those willing to take the risk can succeed!"
Daoist Priest Horizon looked at Song Shuhang and said with a smile, "Little friend Song isn't a buddhist disciple for nothing. You truly have a calm and contemplative mind. In that case, let's hope for the best and see if she can learn the cultivation technique little friend passed on to her within ten or so minutes."
"..." Song Shuhang.
Little friend Song Shuhang was currently bald, and even his eyebrows had been reduced to ashes while he was transcending the heavenly tribulation earlier. Then, an emerald-green kasaya and a dazzling golden light were covering his body. As if that wasn't enough, even his foundation establishment cultivation technique was the ❮Basic Buddhist Fist Technique❯.
Even if Song Shuhang were to say that he wasn't a buddhist disciple, no one would believe him!
Shuhang caressed his bald head and clenched his teeth. Then, he used the 'hair growing technique' he obtained from Dharma King Creation.
After using the hair growing technique, Song Shuhang's hair quickly grew.
In the blink of an eye, his hair had reached his waist.
The effects of the hair growing technique were excellent. The only problem was that he couldn't control the length properly. Sometimes, his hair would grow only a centimeter or two, and other times, it would overgrow and reach a length of several meters.
By the way, if there was an opportunity, he would try to trade his emerald-green kasaya for a daoist robe!
At this time, Lady Onion was wholeheartedly learning the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ that Song Shuhang had passed on to her.
She couldn't count on the help of a teacher right now, and even Song Shuhang could only go by the book and tell her the content of the first section of the technique through the secret sound transmission.
Therefore, it was all up to Lady Onion's natural talent and comprehension skills whether she could learn the cultivation technique.
But speaking of natural talent... it had taken Lady Onion 300 years to break through from the First to the Third Aperture. It took her 100 years to open each aperture, was there really any hope for her?
At this time, Lady Onion was silently reading the chant of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ and making her true qi flow in her meridians according to the instructions of the tome.
Luckily, she had the help of the enlightenment stone, which had increased her comprehension skills quite a lot. Therefore, her practice was proceeding smoothly and without any problem.
But even if things were proceeding smoothly, she would need at least two days to completely grasp this section of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
But the problem was that she didn't have that much time... according to what Song Shuhang and Daoist Priest Horizon had said just now, she had only ten minutes to learn this cultivation technique!
Lady Onion started to get anxious.
However, one had to be very careful not be rash while practicing. If she was anxious, her progress would slow down even further.
Lady Onion was getting desperate.
Was it really going to end like this?
Would her life be forever a tragedy?
She couldn't help but recall her green onion life... actually, this life was simply too painful to recall.
She was originally a carefree small onion spirit that learned the strange '200 Must-have Skills for a Monster Spirit to Survive' and prepared to descend from the mountain to travel around the world.
But as soon as she descended from the mountain—before she could even live her life to the fullest and leave her name in each corner of the world—she met the buddhist nun Nine Lanterns, who kidnapped her and locked her inside the Heavenly Dragon Temple for 300 years.
At first, she thought that getting locked up for 300 years was tragic enough... but little did she expect that even more tragic events awaited her.
300 years later, she finally regained her freedom. But she had been free for only a few days when she met Song Shuhang. Not only did she fail to rob him, but she also suffered great losses.
After meeting Song Shuhang, the story of her miserable green onion life started.
For example, her green onion sprout was cut off. For example, her green onion sprout was cut off again. For example, the ghost spirit ate her green onion sprout. For example, her whole green onion body melted. For example, her green onion sprout was reduced to ashes in the heavenly tribulation.
It was such a sad life.
Lady Onion felt so sad that the more she recalled about her life, the more she felt like crying.
Her 'tears' were finally triggered, and she couldn't help but start crying loudly.
She looked extremely aggrieved while crying.
Right when Lady Onion was extremely grieved and crying loudly... the strength of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ skyrocketed, just as though someone had suddenly pressed on the accelerator of a sports car.
The newly born true qi in her Sea of Qi Dantian was transformed into 'teary true qi' within two minutes. Soon after, the 'teary true qi' started to quickly flow in her meridians as though it was alive. There was no need for Lady Onion to control it. The true qi followed the complex route and entered her meridians, starting to revolve through her body.
Along with her ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ improving, Lady Onion got even sadder.
Bean-sized teardrops incessantly flowed out of her eyes.
The strong smell of green onion scattered in the surrounding area, spreading further and further away~
After seeing Lady Onion cry like that, Daoist Priest Horizon couldn't bear it anymore and tried to comfort her. "Little onion, why did you suddenly start crying? Even if you can't grasp the cultivation technique, you don't need to be that sad. After all, completely understanding a cultivation technique of the Second Stage within ten minutes is something very difficult to achieve."
"Daoist Priest, everything is fine. These effects should be related to the cultivation technique I just taught her. This cultivation technique has the ability to influence the mood of the cultivator and reduce them to tears," Song Shuhang quickly explained.
"There is such an extraordinary cultivation technique?" The corner of Daoist Priest Horizon's mouth twitched. He found the description of this technique somewhat familiar.
Eh? Isn't this the same cultivation technique that damned Sobbing Old Man practices? That cultivation technique can reduce both the user and his enemies to tears!
Just as Daoist Priest Horizon was in deep thoughts, the green onion smell in the surrounding area got stronger and stronger.
The reason was Lady Onion's tears. The smell was coming from her tears.
"Grumble~" Song Shuhang's stomach growled. He had consumed a lot of energy while facing the eleven waves of the heavenly tribulation earlier. Therefore, he was somewhat hungry.
Yu Jiaojiao's belly started growling at the same time. She only drank alcohol yesterday and didn't eat anything else. Therefore, she was also hungry.
When the weeping Lady Onion heard Song Shuhang's belly growling, a certain scene resurfaced in her mind. In the scene, Song Shuhang evilly grinned and cut off her newly grown green onion sprout, using it to allay his hunger.
The scene both terrified and scared her, making her cry even more bitterly.
"..." Song Shuhang.
Whenever the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ reduced someone to tears, they were really... cute!
Of course, the user had to be a cute girl for that to happen.
A big man bitterly crying would look rather disgusting!
Right at this time, an immortal boat was quickly heading toward Song Shuhang and the others from a distant place.
It was Immortal Fairy Bie Xue's immortal boat.
She also sensed Song Shuhang's tribulation and headed over at the fastest speed. After all, Song Shuhang was her only mean to get in contact with Venerable White!
Nothing could happen to Song Shuhang before she met with Venerable White!
As the immortal boat got closer to the destination, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue lightly sniffed.
What a strong fragrance of green onion!