I got tricked! Who the hell would want Hulk's skin?! Going around with this skin is truly frightening...
No wonder Su Clan's Sixteen and Yu Jiaojiao were looking at me with such shocked expressions.
Song Shuhang ridiculed himself, "Ahaha, I think you can call me Hulkhang from today onwards."
Su Clan's Sixteen revealed a bashful smile.
"Shuhang!" On the other end, Yu Jiaojiao's expression was serious. However, not even Song Shuhang knew how he could tell that Yu Jiaojiao had a serious expression on her face right now.
"Hmm?" He looked at Yu Jiaojiao in puzzlement.
"You look delicious," Yu Jiaojiao said.
Song Shuhang got a scare. He felt that at this time, Yu Jiaojiao was absolutely not joking, but was dead serious.
This was something that scared him even more than the fact that he had just turned into Hulk.
"Jiaojiao, don't tell similar jokes again. The small boat of friendship must be carefully protected. Otherwise, it might capsize!" Song Shuhang said seriously.
"Hmm." Yu Jiaojiao nodded her head, and then added, "However, I was speaking the truth earlier. You look really tasty."
Song Shuhang clenched his teeth, and said, "Jiaojiao, our friendship is over!"
Just as they were discussing, someone pushed the door of the room open—it was Doudou.
At this time, Doudou was in his three meters long dog form.
After entering the room, he sniffed, and his vision then fell on Song Shuhang's body. "Eh? This green muscular fellow seems delicious, woof~"
"Doudou, you idiot! It's me, Song Shuhang!" Song Shuhang said angrily.
"Woof~ Shuhang, how did you turn into this appearance? Did you owe money to someone, and they splashed you with green paint? Woof, woof!" Doudou said in shock.
"It's possibly a new trait of the demodragon medicine. Anyway, I was already like this when I came out of the cocoon," Song Shuhang said.
"What a pitiful child, woof," Doudou said as he arrived next to Song Shuhang, starting to lick his hand in a friendly manner.
"Don't look at me with that gaze full of pity! Anyway, it seems you've finally recovered from the effects of Senior Phoenix Slayer's innate skill. Did your small Doudou also return back to normal?" Song Shuhang asked.
While speaking, Song Shuhang unconsciously stretched out his hand and patted Doudou's head. It was quite normal to pat the head of a dog while the latter was licking one's hand.
On the other hand... from what Song Shuhang remembered, Doudou had never licked anyone before.
He and Doudou had lived together for some time back then. However, although he'd stayed over for a while, Doudou never licked people like an ordinary dog. After all, he was a monster dog, and was rather different from normal dogs.
Such being the case... why had Doudou suddenly decided to lick him?
Song Shuhang lowered his head and looked at Doudou. Doudou started to lick his hand again.
He wasn't sure if it was just his misconception, but he felt as if Doudou looked very hungry. It seemed as though his hand wasn't really the 'hand of a friend' in Doudou's eyes, but a delicious pig trotter braised in soy sauce.
Was it possible that when Yu Jiaojiao and Doudou had said that he looked delicious earlier, they weren't cracking a joke, but really wanted to have a bite of him...?
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thought, he saw that Doudou's eyes suddenly lit up. Then, he revealed his sharp teeth and prepared to mercilessly bite Song Shuhang's hand.
At that moment, Song Shuhang remembered that time when Venerable White turned him into a fish so that he could personally experience the 'jump through the dragon gate'... but Doudou, who was casually passing by, bit him to death and swallowed him down in his belly.
"❮Steel Hands Technique❯!" Song Shuhang immediately displayed this technique that was used to work iron. Both his hands instantly assumed a jet-black color, with his arms turning into metal.
After breaking out of the cocoon, the strength of Song Shuhang's constitution was already approaching the peak of the Third Stage, and when he used the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, the hardness of his arms was comparable to that of an ordinary godly weapon of the Fourth Stage rank.
But when Doudou bit him, he still left two rows of teeth mark behind...
"Painful, painful, painful! Doudou, you bit me for real! Our friendship is over!" Song Shuhang shook his hands like crazy, trying to shake off Doudou.
At the same time, he vigilantly looked at the not-too-far-off Yu Jiaojiao.
He was afraid that Yu Jiaojiao would also join the fray and take a bite of him.
"Uuuuh, as long as you hand over your green onion-scented arm, there is no problem with our friendship being over," Doudou spoke with a lisp.
"Let go, you goddamn Chu Chu-con! I'm warning you... if you don't let go, I'll do everything in my power to make sure that your online wife 'Chu Chu', and that black-haired Miss Chu Chu from the Chu Family, start to hate you! Don't forget that it was I who went to chat with your online wife Chu Family when you made that video call. Don't force my hand!" Song Shuhang threatened.
After a while, Doudou unwillingly let go of him.
"You goddamn Chu Chu-con, look at how much strength you've used while biting me. If I hadn't promptly used my ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, you would have directly bitten off my hand!" Song Shuhang glared at Doudou.
"No need to fear. Do you take me for an ordinary dog? I knew what I was doing when I bit you. Even if you hadn't used your ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, I would have left behind only two rows of teeth mark," Doudou replied complacently.
Why was he so pleased while talking about this matter?!
Song Shuhang shook his hand, and said, "In a while, I'll need to look for Senior Medicine Master and ask him for a rabies vaccine. Would he have a version for cultivators?"
Doudou clenched his teeth, and said, "I'll bite you to death! How can you mistake this dog god for a rabid dog?"
"Tsk." Song Shuhang kept shaking his hand. Doudou indeed avoided using all his strength while biting him earlier, and the teeth marks quickly disappeared.
"Now then, what's the deal with this situation? What other change did I undergo aside from turning into Hulk? Is it possible that the demodragon medicine also granted me with Monk Tang's flesh aside from Hulk's free skin?" Song Shuhang asked.
The nearby Su Clan's Sixteen explained, "Shuhang, your body smells really good. This smell is similar to the aroma you've released the last time when you used your Lotus Blossoming Tongue skill to create a lotus flower, just several times richer and more fragrant."
"In addition, compared to the Lotus Blossoming Tongue skill, your body now has the scent of green onion too," Yu Jiaojiao added.
"This scent of green onion is really enticing, and it made me feel like giving you a bite as soon as I saw you. Why don't you let me take another bite? Don't worry, I can control the strength of the bite just fine and won't injure you. Just let me satisfy my craving," Doudou added.
"Stay away from me!" Song Shuhang said angrily.
Is he treating me as a teething rusk?!
Anyway, why is my body releasing the same aroma as my Lotus Blossoming Tongue skill, as well as that of a green onion?
Wait, the aroma of green onion... did something happen to Lady Onion?
Song Shuhang quickly stretched out his hand and looked for his size-reducing purse.
"Don't worry. Nothing bad happened to me this time." Lady Onion's voice echoed. This time, she didn't melt, and she didn't lose her green onion sprout, either.
Moreover, as the medicinal liquid imbued with the strength of the 'demodragon medicine' filled Song Shuhang's large cocoon, Lady Onion had also obtained a few benefits. Her constitution was now much stronger than before.
"In that case, what's the matter with the green onion scent?" Song Shuhang asked.
"Do you remember that fan made of green onion sprouts that I've created for you in the world of the golden lotus? While you were absorbing the strength of the medicinal liquid, the fan melted inside the liquid. Perhaps this is the reason?" Lady Onion guessed.
"..." Song Shuhang.
So the reason he got this 'Hulk skin' was that fan made of green onion sprouts...?
"As for why your body became so appetizing, I have no idea, either," Lady Onion said.
Song Shuhang nodded and closed his eyes, operating the ❮True Self Meditation Scripture❯ and the ❮Thirty-Three Divine Beasts' Technique❯ to inspect the changes in his body.
The first thing was his constitution—this time, Song Shuhang had drunk almost a full vial of demodragon medicine in one go. As such, his constitution was directly pushed to the peak of the Third Stage Realm.
The physical body of a cultivator of the Third Stage Battle King Realm was very powerful. The 'Body of the Battle King' was the distinctive trait of cultivators of the Third Stage, and also part of their path of cultivation.
The 'Body of the Battle King' referred to the inner part of the body of a cultivator. To be more precise, to the four mysterious meridians that spread everywhere inside the body of a cultivator.
The first meridian, Dazzling Star; the second meridian, Overcast Moon; the third meridian, Blazing Sun; the fourth meridian, Immaterial King. In other words, these four meridians were the full form and manifestation of the Body of the Battle King.
After slowly opening these four mysterious meridians, cultivators of the Third Stage could activate them during their battles to instantaneously receive a big boost in strength. With each meridian opened, the boost in strength would also increase.
After opening all the four meridians, cultivators of the Third Stage could display the full strength the Body of the Battle King, attracting the heavenly tribulation and impacting the bottleneck to the Fourth Stage Innate Realm.
Song Shuhang had just advanced to the Third Stage Realm, and had yet to open the four meridians inside his body. However, he had already managed to push the strength of his physical body to the same level as a cultivator that had opened their 'Overcast Moon Meridian' by relying on the body tempering technique—the ❮Steel Hands Technique❯, Immortal Fairy Bie Xue's immortal dishes, as well as the ❮Scholarly Indestructible Body of the Buddha❯.
But, at this time, Song Shuhang's body had reached the same strength as a cultivator that had opened their 'Blazing Sun Meridian', and glistening, pale golden light was covering every part of his body. He needed just a small step, and his body would then possess the same intensity as that of a cultivator that had opened their 'Immaterial King Meridian' and unlocked the complete form of the 'Body of the Battle King'.
After absorbing all the medicinal strength that had temporarily turned him into Hulk, the strength of Song Shuhang's body would increase even further, infinitely approaching that of a cultivator of the Fourth Stage.
Anyway, the second thing was his realm—at this time, the 'Dazzling Star Meridian' inside his body was open!
In other words, he had advanced a small realm; it was something worth celebrating.
However, none of this was the key point.
The key point was that Song Shuhang discovered something strange in his Heart Aperture.
The Heart Aperture was the first thing that cultivators nourished.
During the 'Hundred Days Foundation Establishment' of a cultivator of the First Stage, what they would nourish was their Heart Aperture. It was the starting point of a cultivator.
At this time, Song Shuhang had discovered that there was something akin to a 'nucleus' in his Heart Aperture.
What was this thing? He had heard of gallstones, but he didn't know that calculi could appear in the heart too!
Well, that wasn't quite correct. After all, there was some difference between his heart and Heart Aperture.
Speaking of which, this nucleus-like thing looked rather familiar!
Didn't he see something very similar not too long ago...?
Song Shuhang operated his brain at full speed.
When he dreamt of the life of the 'golden lotus', he remembered that a similar 'nucleus' had taken shape inside the golden lotus as 'Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon' was cultivating it.
This thing was the key that could allow the golden lotus to create a small world!Reference to Journey to the West, the flesh of this monk was said to make whomever ate it immortal. As such, beasts and monsters lusted after him and wanted to eat him.