The green onion fragrance that Immortal Fairy Bie Xue smelled wasn't inferior in quality to the aroma of the onion spirit crystal that she got from little friend Song Shuhang back then. If anything, the aroma she smelled just now was even stronger.
The aroma of the onion spirit crystal she got back then was the same as a green onion spice that had gone through an initial refining process and was thus giving off a light green onion fragrance.
But the smell just now was the same as a first-class green onion spice that Immortal Fairy Bie Xue had refined personally. Just smelling this aroma was enough to make people hungry.
Is it possible that little friend Shuhang found another very old green onion before breaking through? It seems that the green onion was involved in the heavenly tribulation, causing its fragrance to become even richer, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue thought to herself.
The closer she was getting to the place where Song Shuhang had transcended the tribulation, the stronger the fragrance of green onion was growing. At the same time, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue calmed down. The clouds of tribulation had dispersed, and there was nothing wrong with little friend Song Shuhang's life aura.
From the looks of it, he had already transcended the tribulation safely.
It would be truly awesome if little friend Song managed to really get his hands on another green onion, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue thought to herself. The onion spirit crystal she'd obtained the last time was swallowed down by that stupid, gluttonous snake, forcing her to look for new seasoning. Unfortunately, she just happened to need something like an old green onion for this year's Immortal Feast.
Anyway, what could she use to carry out a transaction with little friend Song Shuhang this time?
Just as she was in deep thoughts, the immortal boat landed.
Immortal Fairy Bie Xue got out of the immortal boat and glanced at the place where the tribulation had just taken place.
The heavenly tribulation had already dispersed, and the dense fog covering the place where the heavenly tribulation had taken place had also disappeared.
However, Yu Jiaojiao had promptly arranged a small illusory formation that covered her, Song Shuhang, Lady Onion, and Daoist Priest Horizon. With that, ordinary people were unable to see them.
This illusory formation could stop only ordinary people and had no effect on cultivators.
As soon as she entered the illusory formation, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue saw little friend Song Shuhang and Miss Yu Jiaojiao standing on one side. The intense green onion aroma she was smelling came from two different sources.
One of the sources was little friend Song Shuhang.
That smell of 'fried green onion meat' coming from his body had gotten stronger. The reason should be the heavenly tribulation stimulating the remaining medicinal strength of medicinal pills and natural treasures that had accumulated in his body while his constitution was getting tempered, making it so that the green onion fragrance coming from his body would not disappear for a long time.
It was a delicious smell. Luckily, there wasn't any ferocious monster beast in the surroundings. Otherwise, if ferocious and powerful monster beasts were to smell the aroma coming from Song Shuhang's body, they might get hungry and wouldn't mind having a meal.
Afterward, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue looked towards another side. There, a young girl with green twin-tails hanging behind her back sat cross-legged with her arms pointing towards the sky.
Daoist Priest Horizon was hanging upside down on top of her head and looked like a quickly spinning human propeller.
...It's been quite some time since I've seen this idiot Horizon cause harm to young cultivators.
Below, that girl with twin-tails receiving the strength imparting was crying aggrievedly, and her tears were falling like rain.
The second source of that green onion aroma was this girl with green twin-tails. To be more precise, the strong and rich fragrance of green onion was coming from the tears streaming down her cheeks.
Is that another little fellow daoist that has eaten a very old green onion just like little friend Song Shuhang? Immortal Fairy Bie Xue was confused. But in the next moment, her eyes suddenly lit up.
Her guess was incorrect; that girl hadn't eaten a very old green onion, because there was unexpectedly some weak monster qi emanating from her body!
In other words, the girl herself was the very old green onion.
Bie Xue hadn't expected that this green onion could already assume human form.
Right at this time, Song Shuhang said to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue, "Senior Immortal Fairy Bie Xue? How come you are here?"
Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said with a smile, "I saw that you were transcending the tribulation and came over to see whether you were in need of help. However, it seems you have already transcended the tribulation. Congratulations, little friend Song!"
"Thank you, Immortal Fairy," Song Shuhang said with sincerity.
Even if she didn't help him in the end, just the fact that Immortal Fairy Bie Xue had come over from afar to give him a hand while he was transcending the tribulation was enough to make him feel grateful.
Right at this time, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue pointed at Lady Onion and asked, "Little friend Song, who is that monster onion that can assume human form even while in the Second Stage?"
The corner of Song Shuhang's mouth twitched. He had almost forgotten Immortal Fairy Bie Xue's occupation... she was an immortal chef! She was something akin to a natural enemy for Lady Onion.
After pondering for a moment, he said, "Immortal Fairy, she is precisely that old monster onion, and she has been staying by my side for certain reasons. That onion spirit crystal that I exchanged with you back then was also something obtained from her body."
"Oh? So that's how it was." Immortal Fairy Bie Xue nodded. Then, just as expected, she asked, "Little friend Shuhang, can you sell her green onion sprout in that case? From what I see, she has already grown a new one."
Onion-type monsters could regrow their sprout as long as their root was intact. In addition, if natural treasures were used as a fertilizer, the age of the newly grown sprout wouldn't be too lacking compared to the one that was just cut off.
Of course, this method wasn't too cost-effective. Even Immortal Fairy Bie Xue would not be so extravagant to use natural treasures as a fertilizer to cultivate a green onion. She was already cultivating a few green onion spirits at the moment, but the age of their newly grown sprouts wasn't good enough.
It was one of the main reasons old monster onions were so valuable.
Is it possible that the monster onion in little friend Song Shuhang's hands absorbed some natural treasure? The age of her newly grown green onion sprout is also very good, and it's worth having.
What Immortal Fairy Bie Xue didn't know was that Lady Onion's sprout had grown back several times already within a short period of time. Moreover, she was different from the ordinary onion spirits that Immortal Fairy Bie Xue knew. No matter how many times her green onion sprout was cut off, the age of the newly grown would be still very good and the same as the one that was just cut off.
"..." Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang knew that Immortal Fairy Bie Xue would ask this question! However, Immortal Fairy wasn't to blame for this. After all, Song Shuhang sold her that onion spirit crystal back then and ended up eating Lady Onion as well.
Therefore, it was natural for Immortal Fairy Bie Xue to think that Lady Onion's sprout was for sale.
"Sob, sob, sob~" The distant Lady Onion was terrified. Now that she had reached the Second Stage Realm and opened her Ear Aperture as well, her hearing was twice as good.
When she saw Immortal Fairy Bie Xue coming over, she was already scared to death.
But when she heard Immortal Fairy Bie Xue saying that she wanted to buy her green onion sprout, even her legs went soft. She was scared, terrified, and felt wronged. She had just grown back her green onion sprout, and they already wanted to cut it off?
As all these negative emotions mixed together, they turned into the saddest moment of Lady Onion's life thanks to the amplification of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
Lady Onion felt that her tears were about to go against the current and start flowing backward due to the extreme sorrow.
Using sadness and sorrow as fuel, Lady Onion's ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ exploded with all its might.
Then... a few breaths later, a light explosion was transmitted from Lady Onion's dantian.
"Whoosh~" Teardrop-like true qi had now appeared in her Sea of Qi Dantian. It was a sign that she had finally managed to grasp the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
At the same time, even Daoist Priest Horizon's true qi that was pouring into her body started to get assimilated, continuously getting transformed into 'teary true qi'. The ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ quickly refined it and turned into true qi that belonged to Lady Onion.
"You managed to learn it?" the continuously spinning Daoist Priest Horizon called out while on top of her head.
It was something inconceivable!
This silly and cute monster onion had really managed to learn that cultivation technique of the Second Stage to revolve one's true qi that little friend Song Shuhang had passed on to her within ten minutes!
Was it possible that this silly monster onion was an undiscovered cultivation talent, and she was unable to advance quickly because she didn't have a good master to guide her?
If he had known earlier, Daoist Priest Horizon would have received her under his wing, gaining a very talented disciple. Unfortunately, this young seedling was already under Song Shuhang's care.
"That's excellent! Little fellow daoist, coordinate with me and revolve your cultivation technique. After I'm done filling to the brim your Sea of Qi Dantian, we'll try to break through the Dragon Tail Dantian. According to my estimations, we can reach the Third Dantian of the Second Stage in one go if we make a concentrated effort!" Daoist Priest Horizon said while he was in deep thoughts.
Lady Onion was also baffled and had no idea as to what was going on. She herself hadn't expected that she would suddenly manage to get a thorough understanding of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
Was it possible that the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ was very suited to her?
But regardless of the reason, she had managed to learn the technique. Now, she could coordinate with Daoist Priest Horizon and enjoy that feeling of quickly breaking through!
Lady Onion smiled amidst the rain of tears, starting to cooperate with Daoist Priest Horizon.
She wanted to become stronger. At the very least, strong enough to protect her green onion sprout.
In the meantime, Song Shuhang shook his head and said to Immortal Fairy Bie Xue, "I'm sorry, Immortal Fairy. But I currently have no intention of putting Lady Onion's sprout on sale. In the past, I've promised her that I won't cut off her green onion sprout again."
Immortal Fairy Bie Xue faintly smiled and looked at Song Shuhang, saying, "Right... even if she's just a green onion, she's very good-looking and pretty. No matter if it's from the viewpoint of a monster or human, she is indeed very pleasing to the eye. It's understandable that little friend Song doesn't want to hurt her."
After all, little friend Song is still a youngster in the prime of his life, right?
"No, it's not like you think, Immortal Fairy," Song Shuhang quickly explained.
"Don't worry, I can understand. Still, it's a pity. She was truly a good ingredient," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue muttered to herself. Then, she looked at Lady Onion as though she was going to snatch her.
It was the same gaze that immortal chefs used to look at valuable ingredients.
After getting stared at like that, Lady Onion trembled.
Immortal Fairy Bie Xue looked at Lady Onion, then looked at Daoist Priest Horizon, who was on top of her head.
"Hmm... oh, right!" Immortal Fairy Bie Xue suddenly exclaimed. Then, she turned her head around and said to Song Shuhang, "Little friend Shuhang, if—just hypothetically speaking—that green onion has some unexpected accident after receiving Daoist Priest Horizon's strength imparting, will you sell me its sprout?"
The meaning of Immortal Fairy Bie Xue's words was very clear. After accepting Daoist Priest Horizon's strength imparting, there was a 90% chance that the small monster called Lady Onion would die.
Perhaps she would die for good just after a few days. After all, it was Daoist Priest Horizon's strength imparting that we were talking about! Little friend Shuhang also knew the renowned name of the Frenzied Strength Imparter.
Such being the case, if Lady Onion's sprout was somehow left behind after she had had an accident, it would be fine to sell it, right?
In the final analysis, Lady Onion was nothing but an ingredient in Immortal Fairy Bie Xue's eyes.
"..." Song Shuhang.
"..." Yu Jiaojiao.
"..." Daoist Priest Horizon.
Lady Onion kept shivering and cried even more loudly.
Daoist Priest Horizon spoke gravely and earnestly, "Small monster, you'll keep living! In addition, you'll live a very happy life! Don't let these people look down on the two of us!"
It wasn't only for her sake—his prestige was also at stake!
"Daoist Priest, let's try to do our best!" Lady Onion said while sobbing.
Her tears fell like rain while she was speaking.
But right at this time, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue suddenly stared at Lady Onion again and gently sniffed.
Afterward, she arrived in front of Daoist Priest Horizon and Lady Onion with quick steps and squatted down. When she squatted down with her tall and slender figure, she was as tall as Lady Onion who was sitting cross-legged.
The scared Lady Onion closed her eyes.
"Don't worry, little girl. Little friend Song doesn't seem to have any intention to sell your green onion sprout. I won't make him do something he is unwilling to do," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue comforted her. After all, she could carry out the transaction once Lady Onion died due to some unexpected accident. There was no need to be impatient.
Then, she stretched out her long and slender fingers and collected the tears that had gathered in the corner of Lady Onion's eye.
Immortal Fairy Bie Xue raised her veil and stretched out her tongue, gently licking the tears on her finger.
"Hmm, interesting. Although the quality isn't that high, the taste is very strong. It should turn into a good spice after getting refined and mixed with the sprout of an ordinary monster green onion," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said softly.
Lady Onion's tears had a very strong and rich taste that was already comparable to a first-class spice without any refining. If the quantity of the tears was enough, she could collect and refine them, and keep using them for a long time.
"Little friend Song Shuhang, if you don't want to sell her green onion sprout, can you sell me this green onion juice? If you have her cry a few times every day and collect the tears, I can carry out a transaction with you for the tears," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said.
At that time, this special type of spice would go down in history with the name of 'tears of monster onion'.
"..." Song Shuhang.
Yu Jiaojiao touched the corner of her eye. In the end, she was also a half-flood dragon and half-mermaid. If Lady Onion's tears could be sold for money, did it mean that she could sell her tears as well?
She wasn't asking for too much! If she could exchange her tears for a set of immortal dishes, she would gather all the sad romance movies in her possession and collect some of her tears this evening.
"What do you think?" Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said.
"If we are talking about tears... Lady Onion should have a stock full of them. Immortal Fairy, you can carry out the transaction with Lady Onion directly," Song Shuhang replied.
If there was something Lady Onion wouldn't lack after practicing the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯... that was tears.
A certain scene resurfaced in Song Shuhang's mind.
In the scene, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue was preparing a dish while Lady Onion was on the edge of the pan, crying loudly. This scene was simply too bewitching, and he couldn't get it out his head.
Moreover, what the hell is this green onion juice!
Spirit River Su Clan, in the spiritual veins of the Spirit River Secret Realm. A petite figure came out of the spiritual river.
She had a relatively small build, and her short hair reached until her shoulders. She was very beautiful. At this time, her petite body was releasing the same pressure as a 'dragon'.
"At last, the wounds the heavenly tribulation caused have almost healed," Su Clan's Sixteen said softly.
Then, she stretched out her hand and revealed a vine-like spirit herb that had the shape of a lifelike flood dragon.
It was the 'skeletal dragon's withered vine'. She heard from Seven that it was something that Song Shuhang had gotten for her on the mysterious island. That fool had even lost part of his memories in the process.
Sixteen closed her hand and left the Spirit River Secret Realm.
After returning to her residence, she looked for her phone and switched it on...