"Sixteen, which shop do you want to visit? Is it far?" Song Shuhang asked.
"It's a bit far, and it will take us some time if we walk there on foot." Su Clan's Sixteen put away her phone and sighed with emotion, saying, "At first, I was even thinking of using that 'Whizzing Flying Sword App' Senior White mentioned to call a flying sword over and visit several shops, but now..."
But now, the two of them had decided that they would by no means use the 'Whizzing Flying Sword App'! What would they do if Venerable White whizzed over after they called a flying sword with the Whizzing Flying Sword App?
The screams of the five young scholars were still echoing in the sky. As such, they couldn't make the same mistake!
"Let's go on foot," Song Shuhang said.
"I was thinking the same," Su Clan's Sixteen said with a nod.
Just as the two of them were discussing, in the sky, Venerable White's golden roc-shaped sword light whizzed back.
After seeing Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen, Venerable White controlled his flying sword and landed once again next to them.
Venerable White waved his hand, and said, "Oh, Shuhang~"
"Ahaha, Senior White. Did you just complete another course?" Song Shuhang asked. While he and Su Clan's Sixteen were discussing, only thirty seconds had passed. Venerable White had completed one course in such a short amount of time?
Given Venerable White's speed and efficiency, he could himself take care of all the fares in the White Cloud City issued through the Whizzing Flying Sword App!
That was truly scary!
"The place where those five scholars wanted to go was rather close. As such, I quickly whizzed them to their destination. In addition, the back-end system of this 'rental flying sword' app is very impressive, and one doesn't have to worry about the payment, either. The app uses an online wiring system, and one can withdraw the accumulated spirit stones from the general headquarters whenever they have the time. Thanks to that, even the time that would be needed to make payment was saved. This allowed me to complete another course in the meantime. Truly excellent," Venerable White replied.
Song Shuhang: 😳
This online wiring system was only helping Senior White do more damage!
Song Shuhang quietly observed a three-second silence for the black technology of the White Cloud City. Now that the black technology had chanced upon Venerable White and his infinite curiosity, a tragedy would soon take place.
"Right. Shuhang, you and Sixteen are actually traveling on foot? Where are you guys planning to go?" Venerable White said with a smile. "It just happens that I don't have any fare to take care of at this time. Do you want me to give you a ride?"
"Thanks for your concern, but there is no need, Senior White. We were just strolling around the streets, and that's it. Therefore, you can fully concentrate on your fares," Song Shuhang quickly said.
Su Clan's Sixteen nodded repeatedly, and said, "Senior White, Shuhang and I were a bit bored, and thus decided to stroll through the White Cloud City and look at the scenery. You don't need to worry about us."
Venerable White sighed with emotion, and said, "Hmm, I see. However, if you need a ride, don't hesitate to call me~ Oh! Here it is, another fare. In that case, I will go to complete it so as to avoid someone else stealing it from me. There is a fierce competition in the White Cloud City at this time. Sometimes, you have several cultivators fighting to get their hands on a single fare."
After he had said this much, he controlled his flying sword, and whizzed toward a distant place...
"Senior White, see you later~" Song Shuhang waved his hand, and also secretly heaved a sigh of relief.
For one's safety, it was better to stay away from Senior White while he was in racing mode.
According to his estimations, the limbs of the residents of the White Cloud City would immediately become soft whenever the Whizzing Flying Sword App was mentioned in the future.
Hopefully, Senior White wouldn't play with the 'Whizzing Flying Sword App' of the White Cloud City until it broke!
After escaping from Senior White's clutches, Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen kept heading toward the shops they were interested in.
Both of them possessed first-class movement techniques. As such, even though they were traveling on foot, their speed wasn't slow.
Then, after walking for around three minutes, they met an acquaintance. It was Northern River's Loose Cultivator. He had just come out of a clothing store, and had several bags full of clothes with him.
"Oh, Shuhang, Little Sixteen, you guys are also strolling around the streets!" Northern River's Loose Cultivator smiled and waved his hand. He was a good friend of Su Clan's Seven. Therefore, he really cared about Su Clan's Sixteen.
Su Clan's Sixteen said in a cute voice, "Senior Northern River, hello."
"Senior Northern River, what are you doing?" Song Shuhang curiously glanced at the bags full of clothes that Northern River's Loose Cultivator was holding in his hands. Perhaps it was just his misconception, but he also felt as though Northern River's aura had become even more profound.
"Ahaha, it's for the next scene of the movie. Director Jacob suggested buying some more stage props and clothing. Then, since I had nothing better to do, I decided to complete this task," Northern River's Loose Cultivator explained. After he had said this much, he sighed deeply, and said, "But, I didn't expect that there would be so many people in the White Cloud City, to the point that restrictions were applied even to the usage of flying swords. That was really unexpected!"
"From what we heard, there are so many people because the grand ceremony that the scholars hold every three years is about to start," Song Shuhang replied.
Su Clan's Sixteen suddenly asked, "Senior Northern River, what's the flying sword code you got after entering the city?"
"[Govern998], which happens to be banned today." Northern River's Loose Cultivator sighed, and continued, "In addition, I have heard that the White Cloud City will implement a new system in a few days due to the increasing number of people entering the city. The flying swords with the codes starting with [Govern, Country, Manage, and Family] and those starting with [Bring, Peace, and World] will be banned every other day. Therefore, the fellow daoists that got the codes starting with [Govern, Country, Manage, and Family] had slightly worse luck than the other group."
"Ahaha." Song Shuhang comforted him, "However, it's likely that we and the movie crew will have left the White Cloud Academy already by that time. Therefore, it's hardly going to concern us."
"You are right about that," Northern River's Loose Cultivator said.
Then, he placed all the clothing in his cosmos bag, and asked," Little friend Shuhang, Little Sixteen, where are you headed?"
Su Clan's Sixteen replied, "We are heading toward a shop called 'Soft White Cloud'. I found a pair of shoes there with a pretty good 'floating' feature, which can allow the user to float in the air for a short amount of time."
"What a coincidence. I was also planning to make a trip to that commercial district and buy some of the things I needed," Northern River's Loose Cultivator said with a smile. "Should we head there together?"
Since he was already here, Northern River's Loose Cultivator thought of heading there together with Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen.
"Sure," Shuhang and Sixteen said with a nod.
As such, the trio set out while walking side by side...
On the way, Northern River's Loose Cultivator lowered his head and started to fiddle with his mobile phone.
"Senior Northern River, what are you doing?" Song Shuhang asked thoughtlessly. It was just a casual question he had asked to start a conversation.
Northern River's Loose Cultivator laughed and shook his phone, saying smugly, "After entering the White Cloud City and obtaining that flying sword code that started with the word 'Govern', I downloaded a certain app—the Whizzing Flying Sword App. It's a pretty good app. As soon as you enter the destination you want to reach, a 'rental flying sword' would immediately head over and deliver you to the destination. As for the payment, it's made directly through the app. It would be wonderful if this system could spread to the whole world of cultivators!"
It seemed that Northern River's Loose Cultivator had a very high opinion of this app.
"..." Su Clan's Sixteen.
Song Shuhang opened his eyes wide, and said, "Senior Northern River, did you already place your order?"
"Of course, that's why I was fiddling with the phone earlier... eh? Someone already took the order." Northern River's Loose Cultivator laughed, and said, "A person with the code [Peace888] took the order and is quickly heading over here. This code seems really auspicious, and the cultivator that got it must be really lucky. Little friend Shuhang, Little Sixteen, let's take a ride together, alright?"
After hearing these words, Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen's faces immediately whitened.
They got the feeling that they wouldn't be able to escape their fate at last. They could escape one time, perhaps two, but in the end, they were still fated to fall into Venerable White's hands...
"If we start to run now, will we make it in time?" Song Shuhang said anxiously.
"It's too late already..." Su Clan's Sixteen sighed.
Northern River's Loose Cultivator had a confused expression on his face. He was unable to understand why the two of them looked so depressed, just as though there was no love anymore in the world.
But, right at this time, a series of whizzing noises echoed in the sky, and Venerable White's flying sword dashed at incredibly high speed, landing directly in front of Northern River's Loose Cultivator.
"Oh, Sixteen, Shuhang! How come you are also here?" Venerable White said and waved his hand. Then, he turned his around and looked at Northern River's Loose Cultivator. "Eh? Fellow Daoist Northern River? What a coincidence! Was it you who placed that order just now?"
"Indeed, what a coincidence... Senior White, you are that person with the [Peace888] code?" Northern River's Loose Cultivator said. At the same time, he understood why Shuhang and Sixteen's faces were filled with sadness a moment ago. [Peace888] was Senior White's code... surprisingly enough, Senior White was now working as a flying sword driver.
However, even more importantly, the speed at which Senior White was going just now was... a little too fast.
No, saying 'a little too fast' wasn't enough to describe it. It was better to say that it was too goddamn fast!
Northern River's Loose Cultivator felt that his heart might not be able to take it if he were to ride on Venerable White's ultrfast flying sword.
Such being the case, should he find an excuse and refuse?
But, before Northern River's Loose Cultivator could even reply, Venerable White flicked the sleeve of his robe and pulled him onto the flying sword. Senior White seemed very skilled in performing this action.
Just how many cultivators had Venerable White pulled onto his flying sword with this movement in those forty minutes Song Shuhang had been unconscious to become so skilled?
"Your destination is the 'Soft White Cloud Store', is that place close? Fellow Daoist Northern River, sit tight! Right, remember to give me a five-star evaluation later!" Venerable White said earnestly.
Northern River's Loose Cultivator's face was immediately filled with sorrow, just as though there wasn't any love in the world anymore.
Below, Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen secretly heaved a sigh of relief. From the looks of it, Venerable White had thought that the 'client' was only Northern River's Loose Cultivator
Therefore, the two of them had just escaped a calamity!
Song Shuhang warmly waved at Northern River's Loose Cultivator, and said, "Senior Northern River, see you around."
Better him than us! Senior Northern River, have a safe trip along the way!
Northern River's Loose Cultivator glanced at Song Shuhang. Venerable White unexpectedly didn't pull Song Shuhang and Su Clan's Sixteen onto the flying sword?
Hehe, it's going to be such an interesting ride... how can little friend Shuhang miss it?
Instead of enjoying it alone, it's better if we enjoy it all together!
"Fellow Daoist White, little friend Shuhang and Little Sixteen were also planning to head toward that shop. Can you conveniently give them a ride while you are at it?" Northern River's Loose Cultivator said earnestly.
"Eh? Little friend Shuhang and Sixteen are also headed there? Very well, I will give you a ride as well. Come!" Venerable White said.
In the next moment, the duo was also pulled onto the flying sword.