At the shooting site, Fairy Lychee's anger had reached unimaginable levels, ready to explode at any time.
The various fellow daoists on the scene observed a 0.1 seconds long moment of silence for Immortal Master Copper Trigram... and rejoiced for the next five minutes. That shady fortune teller was finally done for. That was some good news!
The shooting of the movie continued as planned.
According to the script, in the second act, the main character Ling Ye would discover that Senior Sister Murong Hua was about to get married, but unfortunately for him, he wasn't the bridegroom. Then, it was the turn of all the consequences that the news would trigger.
Before starting the shooting of the second act, the director asked Song Shuhang to go on stage again and shoot several scenes together with Venerable White.
Scene one: Venerable White was injured all over the body and shrinking into a fetal position, continuously twitching and looking as though he was in extreme pain.
Song Shuhang was using his hands and fingers as swords. He coldly smiled and said, "Ling Ye, this is what a real finger technique looks like! You'd better firmly keep in mind this lesson your senior brother gave you."
Afterward, Song Shuhang left the stage.
Miss Riverly Purple Mist got on stage and silently dressed Venerable White's wounds, comforting him in the process.
Scene two: Venerable White was again injured all over the body and lying on the edge of the martial arts stage. He was holding a broken staff in his hands and was currently unconscious.
Song Shuhang was leaning the staff against his shoulder and had a cruel smile on his face as he swaggered down the martial arts stage.
Miss Riverly Purple Mist got on stage and continued to silently dress Venerable White's wounds.
Scene three: Venerable White sat on the ground with one hand covering his chest. At this time, his face was deathly pale and his lips purple.
"Ling Ye, this is how you are supposed to use your fists. A real enemy would seize all opportunities to target the vital parts of your body. You are simply too weak! Ahahaha!" Song Shuhang assumed a very cool posture and roared in laughter.
Next, it was Miss Riverly Purple Mist's turn to go on stage.
As for the Eight-Armed Sword Sage (True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple), he served as the beautiful background for all these scenes. He still had his arms crossed, standing in an eye-catching position.
At the appointed time, these scenes would be edited and added to the movie, becoming the part of the segment where Senior Brother Gao Sheng was continuously beating up Ling Ye and Senior Sister Murong Hua continually dressing Ling Ye's wounds and comforting him.
Song Shuhang decided to go all out and didn't use a substitute while performing these several scenes, using his real body instead.
After shooting these several scenes, the director told everyone to take a short break.
In a short while, they would officially start shooting the second act of the movie.
Song Shuhang, Venerable White, Riverly Purple Mist, and True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple jumped down from the martial arts stage.
Song Shuhang asked without thinking, "Senior White, how do you feel?"
"Hmm, so-so." Venerable White nodded and said, "At first, I thought that playing dead would be a rather interesting experience... but after shooting several scenes and just lying in one corner of the martial arts stage, I got somewhat bored."
Venerable White's soul was on fire at this time. Therefore, he wished to shoot exciting scenes instead of just lying on the ground and playing dead.
Luckily, they had finished shooting those several scenes.
Song Shuhang said, "Senior White, you don't need to worry. The next part will really put your acting skills to test. In the following act, you will hear that Riverly Purple Mist, who is playing the role of the senior sister, is about to get married to another person. When the time comes, Senior White will have to perform the role of someone that is anxious and restless. It's something that will really test your acting skills."
"Fear not. There is no way something like that can stop me. To get in the right mood, I just need to replay the next scene in my mind and place myself in Ling Ye's shoes," Venerable White said, full of confidence.
From the looks of it, Senior White was really interested in performing the next scene. Song Shuhang faintly smiled and nodded. Then, he ridiculed Gao Moumou's plot. "Actually, I feel that this plot is too melodramatic. It would have been better if the protagonist just crashed the wedding of the senior sister and defeated his rival in love, becoming husband and wife with that senior sister. It was a plot that would have made everyone happy. At the very least, it was a turn of events that I would have liked more than the current one. As expected, I still prefer easy-going novels or movies."
As soon as Song Shuhang finished saying these words, he felt a pair of sharp eyes closely stare at him... the person staring at him was the nearby Miss Riverly Purple Mist. At this time, a devilish purple color had resurfaced in the depths of her eyes.
"No one is allowed to crash my and Medicine Master's wedding!" Riverly Purple Mist said coldly. Then, she also added, "Even if it's just a movie!"
"..." Song Shuhang.
"..." Venerable White.
"..." True Monarch Ancient Lake Temple.
It seemed that Miss Riverly Purple Mist was a little too serious about this!
It almost seemed as if Miss Riverly Purple Mist was planning to turn the fictional 'wedding' between Medicine Master and her in the movie into a real one.
After the end of the movie, would her status change from Senior Medicine Master's disciple to Senior Medicine Master's wife?
After looking at things from this perspective, the possibility was indeed there!
During the short break.
Cave Lord Snow Wolf and his family prepared to make their appearance. They were going to play the role of the ferocious wild beasts that would gravely injure the main character while the latter was rushing toward the place where Senior Sister Murong Hua's wedding would be held, making Senior Sister Murong Hua and Ling Ye unable to stay together and get married.
Medicine Master was likewise dragged away by the make-up artists so that he could get ready for his part.
In the dressing room, the several girls in charge of the make-up put down Medicine Master's hedgehog-like hair and untied all the small adornments attached to his hair. Afterward, they used some powder to conceal the dark circles under his eyes.
After completing these steps, the girls in charge of applying make-up were stunned.
This Medicine Master and the previous one were like two different people! Had he just transformed into someone else?!
Once the girls were finished with the make-up, Medicine Master got out of the dressing room.
"Eh? Who are you?" Northern River's Loose Cultivator was dumbfounded after seeing the post-make-up Medicine Master.
Medicine Master was originally a 182 cm tall guy with a thin build. Now that his strange hedgehog-like hair was put down, hanging behind his back, coupled with the dark circles under his eyes being covered, he had become a man that was very pleasing to the eye.
"Ahahaha." Medicine Master laughed in embarrassment and said, "Brother Northern River, it's me, Medicine Master!"
When he saw Medicine Master smiling, Northern River felt as though spring breeze was blowing in his face. Medicine Master was originally a cultivator with a gentle disposition, and this smile had simply turned him into a sunshine boy.
"..." Northern River's Loose Cultivator.
"Is that Medicine Master?" Fairy Lychee opened her eyes wide.
Cave Lord Snow Wolf sniffed his scent and said, "That's indeed Medicine Master. Is this the power of make-up?"
The other fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were also speechless.
They were now clear that it was likely Miss Riverly Purple Mist's doing. She had been hiding Medicine Master's real appearance behind that ridiculous hairstyle and dark circles so that she could keep him for herself.
Anyway, Medicine Master turned out to be a sunshine boy in disguise. His appearance, coupled with his pill refining skills, was going to turn him into a very suitable partner in the eyes of many female cultivators.
"I feel that Medicine Master will receive many love letters on flying swords after the screening of the movie," Northern River's Loose Cultivator said.
Fairy Lychee held his chin and said, "I also feel that several female cultivators might look for him on their own initiative."
"Fairy Lychee was also moved?" Cave Lord Snow Wolf asked.
"I'm sorry, but Fellow Daoist Medicine Master isn't my type. But I'm a female cultivator as well, and I know that men like Fellow Daoist Medicine Master are in great demand right now," Fairy Lychee affirmed.
Medicine Master scratched his head and laughed, somewhat embarrassed. He couldn't get used to the comments that the other fellow daoists were making about his appearance. He didn't feel too comfortable turning into a public idol. Therefore, he subconsciously started looking for Riverly Purple Mist.
Very soon, he discovered that Riverly Purple Mist was standing at the entrance of another, distant dressing room. Her head was hanging down; apparently, she was fiddling with her phone.
After noticing Medicine Master's gaze, Riverly Purple Mist raised her head and faintly smiled at the 'new' him. Then, she kept fiddling with her phone; she was chatting with Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless Mad Saber at this time.
Riverly Purple Mist: "Thrice Reckless, how come you aren't here yet? Have you prepared everything I asked for?"
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: "Don't worry, I said I'll collaborate with you until the end. I've already finished preparing the immortal clothing for males and females needed for the wedding ceremony. Candles, happy antithetical couplets, and so on have been prepared as well."
From this conversation... it seemed that there was some secret collaboration going on between Riverly Purple Mist and Thrice Reckless Mad Saber. In addition, Riverly Purple Mist had secretly released Thrice Reckless!
Riverly Purple Mist: "What about the people I wanted to invite?"
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: "You don't need to worry about. 😁 I'm coming over with Fellow Daoist Medicine Master's parents. I'm acquainted with them."
Riverly Purple Mist: "It was a pleasure to collaborate with you."
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: "Same here! Will you give me the antidote after I bring Brother Medicine Master's parents over there?"
Riverly Purple Mist: "Everything is ready. I'll give it to you as soon as you come here."
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: "That's great. Right. Miss Purple Mist, I've read in the Nine Provinces Number One Group that the movie Venerable White wanted to make is already being shot. Is there some role that isn't booked yet?"
Riverly Purple Mist: "I'm sorry, but all the roles have been reserved already."
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: "Not even one of those small and insignificant roles is left? You are about to start with the shooting of the second act, right? I read the script of the movie as well. Is someone already playing the role of the person in charge of telling the main character Ling Ye the news of Senior Sister Murong Hua getting married to another person?"
Riverly Purple Mist pondered for a moment and then replied, "If I'm not mistaken, one of the subordinates that Venerable Spirit Butterfly dispatched here is in charge of playing that role. Do you want to play it in his instead?"
That character was going to say just a few sentences before disappearing. Thrice Reckless Mad Saber had to know it as well, right?
"Yes, it's fine as long as I can show my face. After all, it's a big event that the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group organized, how can I miss it? As long as I can make an appearance and show that I get along well with the others, it's fine 😆," Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said with a smile.
Riverly Purple Mist: "In that case, you'd better hurry up and come over here in three minutes. We are about to start with the shooting of the second act. Since it's just a small role, you can easily have it for yourself after talking with Venerable Spirit Butterfly's subordinates."
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: "No worries. I'll be there in three minutes."
Around five minutes later.
The various stage props were ready, and the camera started filming.
Director Jacob shouted, "Action!"
The shooting of the second act officially started.
This time, the filming location was shifted to the edge of a lake.
Venerable White was interpreting Ling Ye's role and practicing sword techniques on the edge of the lake.
Broken tree leaves fell one after another as Venerable White's daoist robe fluttered in the wind, his sword qi surging. Venerable White wasn't using any special sword technique, but the scene still looked incredible after he swung his sword a few times due to his high strength. At this time, he looked like a celestial being brandishing his sword.
Director Jacob and the members of the movie crew secretly gasped with admiration after seeing the awesome swordplay.
Around a minute later, the scene zoomed out, showing that another disciple wearing the daoist robe of the 'Immaterial Cloud Sect' was hurrying over.
This disciple was the junior brother in charge of telling Ling Ye the news of Senior Sister Murong Hua getting married to someone else.
As soon as this disciple made his appearance, the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group opened their eyes wide.
"That's Thrice Reckless!" Northern River's Loose Cultivator exclaimed.
"Eh? Fellow Daoist Thrice Reckless?" Fairy Lychee also called out.
What was Thrice Reckless Mad Saber doing here? Didn't Medicine Master hang him upside down from the ceiling and torment him in all sorts of ways earlier?
Song Shuhang was also confused as he said, "When did Senior Thrice Reckless run to this place? I'm pretty sure I didn't see him on the immortal boats we used to come over here!"
The other fellow daoists also glanced at Thrice Reckless Mad Saber one after another. Was it possible that Medicine Master and Miss Riverly Purple Mist had a change of heart and decided to release Thrice Reckless Mad out of pity before coming here?
However, neither Medicine Master nor Riverly Purple Mist were on the scene at this moment.
At this time, they were in a large pavilion located on the northern side, preparing the site for the incoming 'wedding ceremony'. Once they were done shooting the scene here, the movie crew would immediately move to that place and shoot the scene where Senior Sister Murong Hua and Feng Chuanzi would get married.
Therefore, no one knew if Thrice Reckless Mad Saber had run away or Medicine Master had released him on his own.
While the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group were in deep thoughts, the shooting of the movie continued.
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber gasped for breath and arrived next to Venerable White.
"Senior Brother Ling Ye... the situation is bad... very bad!" Thrice Reckless Mad Saber panted and placed his hands on his knees. He couldn't even breathe properly while mumbling these few sentences.
It seemed Thrice Reckless had poured all his heart into this performance.
Was it possible that Thrice Reckless Mad Saber had come here to perform in all seriousness?
Venerable White put his sword away. He was also confused as to why Thrice Reckless Mad Saber had suddenly decided to perform this minor role.
However, there wasn't enough time to ask questions. Moreover, it was just a minor role, and it didn't matter who was going to perform it. As long as Thrice Reckless didn't create trouble, it didn't matter.
Venerable White kept playing Ling Ye's role, asking, "Junior Brother Ling Sen, calm down. Slowly tell me what happened."
"Senior Brother Ling Ye... huff... huff... it's bad! Senior Brother Murong Hua is about to get married... to another man!" Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said with an anxious expression on his face.
"Senior Sister... is about to get married... to another man?" Ling Ye stood rooted to the ground, and didn't come to his senses for a while. But the quick changes of expression on his face showed that Venerable White was giving his all to bring out Ling Ye's innermost feelings!
"Yes! I was told that the marriage would be held three days later!" Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said.
Ling Ye said anxiously, "Junior Brother Ling Sen, who is this person that Senior Sister Murong is going to marry?"
"Senior Sister is going to marry a guy that goes with the dao name of 'Thrice Reckless Mad Saber'!" Thrice Reckless Mad Saber said with a serious expression on his face. "I've seen that Thrice Reckless Mad Saber guy before; he's incredibly handsome. Senior Brother Ling Ye, you have to think of a way to quickly solve this problem! Otherwise, Senior Sister Murong Hua will marry this Thrice Reckless Mad Saber three days later!"
Hehehe... Miss Riverly Purple Mist, you were too naive!
You and Medicine Master made me drink that ultra bitter 'death-curing medicine' and hung me upside down from the ceiling for so long... you have to remember that Thrice Reckless is not to be trifled with!
If I don't seek vengeance for this grudge, my name isn't Thrice Reckless.
Did you want to marry 'Medicine Master' during the play? In that case, I'll have you marry 'Thrice Reckless Mad Saber' instead! Ahahaha!
"..." Venerable White.
"..." Song Shuhang.
"..." Su Clan's Sixteen.
"..." Northern River's Loose Cultivator.
"..." The various seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group.