"I've asked several friends to come over and give me a hand, and I've asked for help in the Nine Provinces Number One Group as well. We'll hide somewhere close to little friend Shuhang's position and wait for the arrival of the demodragon. That thing won't be able to return to the Netherworld safely!" Scholar Xian Gong said.
To devise this plan to capture the demodragon, he had spent a lot of resources and owed favors to several people.
However, it was all worth it. As long as he could capture the demodragon and refine some demodragon medicine, he would be finally able to strengthen his constitution, making it match his current realm and getting rid of all the hidden dangers that his weak constitution might have caused.
After that, he could finally attempt to break through to the Seventh Stage Venerable Realm!
"Senior, I'm ready to coordinate with you," Song Shuhang said with a nod. In addition, Venerable White was on his way back. With Senior White here, the demodragon had no chance of escaping.
In the living room of the villa.
Dharma King Creation's junior brother—Great Master Swallow Cloud, who was one of the best screenwriters in the country—was currently discussing the plot of the movie together with Gao Moumou. At the same time, he started to revise and adapt the first part of the story that Gao Moumou had written already into a suitable script, conveniently giving him pointers on how to prepare scripts for movies.
Gao Moumou's girlfriend, Yayi, sat next to Moumou and rested her chin in her hand, listening to Great Master Swallow Cloud's explanation together with her boyfriend.
Yangde and Tubo sat on one side, busy with their things. Yangde was bored and thus playing games, while Tubo was finishing his younger cousin's summer assignments...
Scholar Xian Gong decided not to disturb the people in the house and applied a formation to his body, becoming invisible.
Afterward, he started to observe the topography of Yu Jiaojiao's villa and the surrounding area, analyzing it and planning their next moves. Next, he looked for good places where he could arrange trapping formations. His objective was to surround the enemy, making it impossible for them to escape.
I feel that my luck today isn't very good. Therefore, I have to be extra careful and not overlook any details. I can't allow that demodragon to escape, Scholar Xian Gong thought to himself.
Around half an hour later, someone rang the doorbell of Yu Jiaojiao's villa.
"Who might that be?" Song Shuhang got up and headed towards the door. Was it Senior White, or was it Immortal Fairy Bie Xue?
After he opened the door, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue appeared before Song Shuhang's eyes. At this time, she was holding two big food containers, much bigger than the food container full of immortal dishes she'd prepared for Song Shuhang back then.
Song Shuhang said, "Immortal Fairy, you are finally here."
"Has Fellow Daoist White arrived already?" Immortal Fairy Bie Xue was still wearing a veil, and one couldn't make out the expression on her face.
"He hasn't arrived yet. But given the time, he should be about to arrive." Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and helped Immortal Fairy Bie Xue carry one of the food containers.
"That's perfect," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said with a smile. After getting into the house, she said to Yu Jiaojiao, "Fellow Daoist Jiaojiao, I need to borrow your kitchen for a moment. Some of the dishes are better off prepared on the spot after Fellow Daoist White's arrival."
"Sure, no problem!" Yu Jiaojiao replied.
Jiaojiao heard Song Shuhang mention that Venerable White was about to come over. In addition, Song Shuhang apparently used 50,000 spirit stones of the Fifth Stage to reserve a set of immortal dishes. From the looks of it, they would be able to enjoy Immortal Fairy Bie Xue's cooking again today.
Song Shuhang helped Immortal Fairy Bie Xue carry the food containers to the kitchen.
"Right. Immortal Fairy, is there any dish amongst the ones you prepared that ordinary people can eat?" Song Shuhang asked.
Immortal dishes were filled with powerful spiritual energy. If an ordinary person were to eat them, they might directly explode since they couldn't rely on cultivation techniques to absorb the spiritual energy.
"Don't worry. I already know that you have several non-cultivator friends, so I prepared ahead of time," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said with a smile.
"That's great." Song Shuhang heaved a sigh of relief. After all, he couldn't tell Gao Moumou and the others to go sit at another table while eating!
Afterward, Song Shuhang helped Immortal Fairy Bie Xue put in order the dishes and the ingredients.
Song Shuhang noticed something strange during the process. Each plate of this evening's meal didn't have much food on it and was very variegated.
Is it possible that Immortal Fairy didn't have enough ingredients? Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Around three minutes after Immortal Fairy Bie Xue arrived at the villa, Venerable White and True Monarch White Crane arrived in the airspace of the Jiangnan area.
The disposable flying sword started to slow down.
Venerable White had already put the petrified demodragon stuck on the tip of the flying sword away in his spatial equipment due to it slowing down the speed of the sword.
On the other hand, that monster willow tied to the back of the flying sword had reduced the size of her body to that of the palm of a hand. At this time, she was so scared that even her roots had become soft.
Taking advantage of the fact that the flying sword had stopped, True Monarch White Crane stretched out its hand and pulled the monster willow back on the sword. "Senior White, have we arrived?"
"Yes, this place is close to the address little friend Shuhang gave us. I'll take a look at the map." Venerable White took out his mobile phone and inserted the address of Yu Jiaojiao's villa.
"Found it. It's three kilometers away from here. Let's descend toward our destination!" Venerable White said.
In the next moment, the disposable flying sword dove and quickly descended next to Yu Jiaojiao's villa.
In the kitchen.
Just as Venerable White's descended and approached their position, Meteor Sword—which was hanging at Song Shuhang's waist—cried out happily, automatically starting to fly.
"Eh? Has Senior White arrived?" Song Shuhang said with a smile. "Immortal Fairy, do you want to greet Senior White together with me?"
"No need... you can go alone. I'll take care of the last several dishes and serve the food immediately after," Immortal Fairy Bie Xue said.
"Fine," Song Shuhang said and jogged toward the door.
Outside the villa.
Just as True Monarch White Crane was preparing to ring the doorbell, Song Shuhang opened the door.
He glanced at True Monarch White Crane and said with a smile, "Senior White Crane, you are also here!"
"It's you, boy! How did you know that we were here already?" At the same, True Monarch White Crane noticed that there were ordinary people inside the house. Therefore, it used an illusory technique on its body to hide the wings on its back.
"It was thanks to Meteor Sword. It sensed Venerable White's aura ahead of time," Song Shuhang said while pointing at Meteor Sword dancing in midair next to him.
There was a special formation engraved on Meteor Sword, and ordinary people couldn't see it. Therefore, it didn't attract the attention of Gao Moumou and the others even though it was dancing in the air.
After seeing Meteor Sword, True Monarch White Crane suddenly became very jealous. It opened its eyes wide and glared at Song Shuhang. This guy was precisely that foolish human that didn't understand anything about Senior White's charm and beauty. His esthetic standard and view of the world were definitely skewed.
But Senior White seemed to care a lot about him, to the point that he even entrusted his Meteor Sword to him.
Tsk, tsk, tsk! From the looks of it, True Monarch White Crane would have to find the time to fix the distorted view of the world of this foolish human!
After getting glared at for some unknown reason, Song Shuhang scratched his head and asked, "Senior White Crane, where is Senior White?"
"He is on the edge of the flower garden," True Monarch White Crane replied. At the same time, he moved to one side, revealing Venerable White's figure squatting next to the flower garden.
Song Shuhang glanced ahead and discovered that Venerable White was currently... playing with mud.
He took a big chunk of soil out of the flower garden and carefully molded it with his hands.
"..." Song Shuhang.
Shuhang arrived behind Venerable White and asked, "Senior White, what are you doing?"
"I'm molding the soil and trying to create a small flower pot. Here, done!" Venerable White said softly. He quickly rotated the soil between his fingers and molded it into the shape of a small barrel.
Afterward, he stretched out his finger and pressed on the flower pot. "Petrification!"
The light of the magical technique shone, and the muddy flower pot in his hands turned into stone thanks to it.
Venerable White nodded, satisfied, and said, "Although it's a bit crude, it works just fine."
Venerable White put some soil inside the flower pot. After that, he took out a palm-sized willow tree and placed it inside the pot, covering it with some more soil.
"Done." Venerable White nodded his head, very satisfied. Next, he clapped his hands and the spiritual energy inside his body shook, making the mud and soil attached to his hands fall to the ground.
"Is this small willow tree some treasure that Senior White found on the way back?" Song Shuhang asked. He knew that Venerable White's luck was incredible. Such being the case, was it possible that he had found another natural treasure while they were coming back?
Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and poked at the willow tree.
"Rustle~" The willow tree violently shook. In the next moment, the voice of a woman echoed. "Little rascal, don't casually poke other people's bodies!"
When the voice echoed, the face of a beautiful woman appeared on the other side of the small willow tree, angrily glaring at Song Shuhang.
Song Shuhang got a scare. Had this tree obtained wisdom, turning into a monster tree?
"She is a monster willow from the Netherworld Realm. Her name is Qing Wu," Venerable White explained to Song Shuhang. "After I seized her, I decided to keep her with me since the quality of her wood was excellent and very suitable to manufacture disposable flying swords. Now, if I want to manufacture swords in the future, I don't need to worry about finding branches."
After hearing these words, the monster willow Qing Wu trembled.
Song Shuhang held his chin and pondered. For some reason, he found this scene rather familiar.
But right at this time, Venerable White reminded, "However, Qing Wu's whole body is currently contaminated with the evil energy of the Netherworld, and a lot of time will pass before it gets purified. Therefore, it's better if you don't touch her casually, Shuhang. It would be rather troublesome if the energy of the Netherworld were to invade your body. That energy has corrosive properties as well."
Corrosive properties? Song Shuhang immediately glanced at his hand. Luckily, the glove of passion of Swordsman Wooden Ox was undamaged. Song Shuhang heaved a sigh of relief; he would be in big trouble if the glove were to break.
Venerable White turned his head around and asked while holding the flower pot in his hands, "Right. Shuhang, did you manage to get your hands on something delicious? I'm starving."
"Yes, everything is ready. Senior White, you just need to take your seat," Song Shuhang said, very pleased. "I can guarantee you that it's something very tasty. Senior White will surely like it."
"It's something very tasty?" Venerable White nodded earnestly and said, "In that case, I'm really looking forward to it."
The door of the villa was pushed open and Venerable White got into the house.
After getting into the house, he saw that several table delicacies were placed on the dining table. There were dishes of all of colors and tastes, and with different aromas as well.
Song Shuhang glanced at the table. All the food had been prepared with ordinary ingredients, and only a little bit of seasoning belonging to the world of cultivators was added. Immortal Fairy Bie Xue must have prepared these dishes for Gao Moumou and the others. She was really thoughtful.
After seeing the table full of dishes, Venerable White held his chin and started to ponder.
From the looks of it, an immortal chef had prepared the dishes. Song Shuhang had unexpectedly managed to find an immortal chef?
Perhaps it was just a coincidence... but even if the dishes on the table had been prepared with ordinary ingredients, they were all Venerable White's favorite dishes.
Since Song Shuhang had no idea about his tastes, it could be only a coincidence.
Well then, what a beautiful coincidence in that case! Venerable White was overjoyed after inhaling the aroma of the dishes. Therefore, he ended up smiling, very brightly.
In the next moment, his charm was inadvertently released.
In the living room, Great Master Swallow Cloud, Gao Moumou, and Yayi, who were revising the story of the movie and studying how to write a script; Yangde, who was playing games; Tubo, who was finishing his younger cousin's school assignments; Daoist Priest Horizon, who was sipping some tea; Yu Jiaojiao, who was helping serving the food; True Monarch White Crane, who was standing in the rear... all the people in the room stopped in their tracks.
Everything before their eyes turned black and white, and only the brightly smiling Venerable White retained his colors.
Only Scholar Xian Gong, who was currently observing the surrounding terrain and wasn't on the scene, managed to escape the calamity.
"Nooooo! I must protect Senior White's smile!" True Monarch White Crane shouted anxiously. What would it do if all these people went crazy for Venerable White after seeing him smile?
Several love rivals might appear all at once!
"No, I'm the one that must protect this smile!" Yu Jiaojiao said earnestly.
"No, I should be the one to... no, wait. What the hell I'm saying!" Daoist Priest Horizon managed to stop halfway through his sentence and regain his senses.
Song Shuhang quickly reminded Venerable White, "Senior White, Senior White, restrain yourself. Let's eat first."
"Alright." Venerable White softened his smile, somewhat embarrassed.
After Senior White restrained his strange charm, all the people in the room were able to recover and took their seats.
Daoist Priest Horizon took out that liquor he had prepared long ago. He was finally able to put it to use.
In the meantime, Song Shuhang gave Scholar Xian Gong a call and told him to come back for the meal. But Xian Gong said that he was arranging a formation. Thereupon, he suggested them to start eating without him and said he would come over after a little while.
Such being the case, they didn't have to wait for Scholar Xian Gong and could start the meal.
In the next moment, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue slowly came over while holding the first main course.
At this time, Immortal Fairy had covered her whole face with the veil, and she had changed her body build as well. From the looks of it, she didn't want Venerable White to recognize her.
What is Immortal Fairy doing? Wasn't she looking forward to meeting Venerable White? Such being the case, why did she cover her face now that they were finally one in front of the other?
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thoughts, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue revealed the first main course.
The first main course was a dish of steamed crystal-like dumplings. Each of them was shining, sparkling and crystal-clear. One the edge was a set of fried golden spareribs.
Just looking at the dish was enough to make one drool.
But Song Shuhang was somewhat confused. Although this dish smelled and looked very good, it didn't seem to be an 'immortal dish'...
Wasn't this supposed to be a treat with immortal dishes?
Next, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue took out a small steaming basket, placing it in front of Venerable White.
Afterward, she flung her head back and returned to the kitchen.
Although there were other people as well, she gave the steaming basket only to Venerable White.
Song Shuhang more or less guessed what was going on.
Venerable White uncovered the basket, somewhat confused. Inside the basket were also crystal-like dumplings surrounded by fried golden spareribs. However, cultivators that had opened their Eye Aperture needed but a glance to notice that the dumplings and spareribs in front of Venerable White were emitting a special, bright light.
It was a real immortal dish.
'The price for a set of immortal dishes is 50,000 spirit stones of the Fifth Stage. You can buy on credit and don't have any deadline. Actually, even if you don't return the spirit stones at all, it still doesn't matter!'
Elder Sister Bie Xue, don't be like this!