Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
“You are overthinking it. Why would I want to retaliate against you? Because you were hitting my calf?” Song Shuhang said with a laugh. “Actually, when you hit my calf, you weren’t even able to harm my body hair. Your attack wasn’t even worth a retaliation.”
“…” Lady Onion.
The main reason all of this happened was Lady Onion’s strength being too law. After her body was contaminated with the evil energy of the Netherworld, it was modified and assimilated very quickly.
Earlier, her green onion sprout had been thoroughly polluted, and turned into an entity similar to the demons of the Netherworld.
As such, when that lotus flower root that the nucleus had materialized pierced into her body and sucked the evil energy of the Netherworld out, Lady Onion’s body lost all its strength and thus withered.
Luckily, she had taken root in the enlightenment stone. Otherwise, she would have been done for this time.
Song Shuhang squatted down and poked Lady Onion’s withered body. “This thing is completely withered. Lady Onion, how do you feel at this time?”
“I feel there might be a chance to save it,” Lady Onion said.
The fact that her body quickly withered—with her helplessly watching, without being able to do anything—was simply too cruel. It was the same as a young human turning old within seconds.
“Should I pour some water on it and see if it becomes green again?” Song Shuhang asked.
Ye Si said, “I think it’s useless. Lady Onion’s green onion sprout has lost all its vitality, it can’t be saved.”
“In that case, should I just cut it off?” Song Shuhang said.
“No! Why don’t you try to use a healing technique first and see what happens? Perhaps it can be still saved?” Lady Onion said in a hurry. This was the matter she was most worried about. If her green onion sprout was cut off, it would take her a long time to grow a new one.
Cutting off her green onion sprout was different from using that ‘green onion unsheathing’ skill. In the first case, her green onion sprout would be cut off at the root, and she would have to grow a new one. In the second case, only an outer layer of skin would be shed, and it wouldn’t affect Lady Onion’s cuteness.
“Alright, let’s try to use a healing technique.” Song Shuhang activated the healing technique on his ancient bronze ring, aiming the technique at Lady Onion’s body.
The radiance of the healing technique shrouded Lady Onion’s body.
“So comfortable~ I feel that my green onion sprout is recovering its vitality!” Lady Onion said happily. She felt that her withered green onion sprout was giving signs of coming back to life.
Then, just as the radiance of the healing technique vanished…
Song Shuhang gazed at the still withered Lady Onion, and said, “It didn’t work. You are still withered.”
“Don’t give up just yet! It must be because your healing technique was too weak. Try to use a stronger healing technique!” Lady Onion said. “Just now, I felt that my green onion sprout was recovering.”
“In that case, let me give it a try.” Ye Si’s voice echoed at this time. Afterward, her small hand drilled out of Song Shuhang’s chest and pressed on Lady Onion’s body.
The unique healing technique of the ancient Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion was then used on Lady Onion’s body.
This time, Lady Onion felt as if she was soaking in a hot spring; she felt very comfortable. She felt as though she was about to ascend to heaven.
“As expected, Senior Sister Ye Si’s healing technique is awesome. Shuhang, your healing technique was too trash.” Lady Onion didn’t forget to insult Song Shuhang while enjoying the effects of Ye Si’s healing technique.
“Watch your words, or I’ll cut off your green onion sprout,” Song Shuhang threatened.
Lady Onion was immediately alarmed. “I’m sorry… I was just beside myself with joy.”
“…” That other female monster glued to the ceiling.
After using the healing technique, Ye Si finally took her hand back.
“Ahahaha, I feel full of vitality, just as if I was reborn!” Lady Onion laughed loudly. Next, two small feet grew below the enlightenment stone, with Lady Onion standing up.
“But your green onion sprout is the same as before, still withered. It didn’t recover in the slightest,” Song Shuhang said as he poked Lady Onion’s green onion sprout.
“It must be your misconception. I feel as though my green onion sprout was reborn. My whole body is filled with energy at this moment.” After saying this much, Lady Onion started to jump around, showing Song Shuhang how good her current state was.
But just as she started jumping around… her withered green onion sprout fell off the enlightenment stone.
It fell off the enlightenment stone and landed on the ground with a thud.
Lady Onion’s body stiffened, and a dumbfounded expression appeared on her face.
“Ahahaha.” Song Shuhang laughed, and said, “At this point, it would have been better if you had just let me cut off.”
“How can this be?!” Lady Onion looked at the withered green onion sprout on the ground, very aggrieved.
At the same time, Ye Si’s head drilled out of Song Shuhang’s chest and gazed at Lady Onion.
After a short moment…
“I understand now,” Ye Si said. “Under the effects of my healing technique, Lady Onion’s tender sprout grew anew. Then, just like milk teeth falling off, the old green onion sprout fell off as the new one started to grow.”
After hearing Ye Si’s words, Song Shuhang took the enlightenment stone and carefully sized it up. Sure enough, there was indeed a small green sprout above, peeking at Shuhang.
This was also the reason Lady Onion felt as though she was reborn, as well as the reason she was full of vitality. It wasn’t that her withered green onion sprout had recovered, but her body had automatically gotten rid of the old green onion sprout to make room for the new one.
“…” Lady Onion.
“Ahahaha.” Song Shuhang couldn’t help but laugh again.
Lady Onion clenched her teeth, and said, “Dammit, why are you laughing? If not for you, I wouldn’t have been forced to hide in this pyramid. If I hadn’t come here, I wouldn’t have been contaminated with the evil energy of the Netherworld, losing my green onion sprout as a consequence!”
“Are you saying that it’s my fault?” Song Shuhang said.
After saying this much, he opened his size-reducing purse, and said, “Welcome back, Lady Onion.”
“My freedom~” Lady Onion called out in grief.
Just in this fashion, Lady Onion, her freedom, and the enlightenment stone were stuffed into Song Shuhang’s size-reducing purse.
After dealing with Lady Onion, Song Shuhang checked the nucleus in his Heart Aperture.
The lotus flower was endlessly absorbing the evil energy of the Netherworld Realm. The purity of the evil energy he absorbed this time was almost comparable to the one he’d absorbed from that ferocious beast made of evil energy in the Jade Lake Realm.
If I absorb all the evil energy of the Netherworld in the pyramid, the world in my nucleus should expand even further, right? Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Then, he raised his head and looked at that other female monster glued to the ceiling.
“Fellow Daoist, all the evil energy of the Netherworld in the room was purified. You can come down,” Song Shuhang said.
“Is this place really safe?” the female monster asked.
“Yes,” Song Shuhang replied.
As such, the female monster came down from the ceiling, and said, “Thank you.”
“You are welcome, it wasn’t much,” Song Shuhang said with a smile. “I should also thank you for helping me look after Lady Onion.”
Just as they were discussing, Lady Onion’s tender sprout drilled out of Song Shuhang’s size-reducing purse. “Right. Shuhang, do you still have some extra seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus with you?”
“Didn’t you already eat one?” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
“I’m not the one who needs it. I’m asking on her behalf,” Lady Onion said.
The female monster looked at Lady Onion gratefully, and said, “Fellow Daoist Shuhang, I’m the one that needs the lotus seed. If you have any extra seed of the Virtuous Golden Lotus, can you sell it to me?”
Song Shuhang curiously gazed at that female monster. “I can sense that your body is full of vitality. Why do you want those lotus seeds?”
“Actually, the seed is for a friend of mine. She is a monster bird, and even after a long time, she was unable to break through. As such, her life force is almost exhausted,” the female monster sighed and said.
Song Shuhang raised his brows. Monster bird? Life force almost exhausted? What a coincidence. That monster bird called Little Cai he saved from the monster hunters earlier was in a similar state.
“Is this monster bird you are talking about called Little Cai?” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
“Eh? Fellow Daoist Shuhang knows Little Cai as well?” the female monster said, surprised.
“How can I explain it… we met by chance,” Song Shuhang said. “I indeed have some extra seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus with me, but what can you give me in exchange?”
“If Fellow Daoist Shuhang is willing to carry out this transaction, I’m ready to give you all the treasures in my collection. If you want, I can bring you to my treasure house right now and leave everything inside to you,” the female monster said resolutely.
Song Shuhang slightly nodded.
That silly Little Cai was really lucky to have a friend like this.
“It’s a deal, then. However, I don’t need all the treasures in your collection. As long as we carry out a fair transaction, it’s fine.” Song Shuhang smiled, and pointed toward the female monster. “I can sense a treasure on your body that piqued my interest.”
“There is a treasure on my body?” That female monster curiously stretched out her hand into her clothes.
Soon after, she took out a golden round object. It was precisely the golden pearl that Little Cai had given to both her and Lady Onion before leaving.
Right at this time, Ye Si’s head drilled out of Song Shuhang’s shoulder and gazed at that golden pearl. Then, she said to Song Shuhang through their mental connection, “It’s a buddhist relic!”
That thing was a buddhist relic that had condensed from the body of a senior monk that had passed away while sitting in meditation due to him gathering a lot of virtue, wisdom, and compassion during the course of this life. Similar items were very hard to come by, and it wasn’t certain that all senior monks passing away while sitting in meditation would condense one. The probability was rather low.
Song Shuhang nodded his head, and said to that female monster, “That thing is a buddhist relic, and it’s a rare treasure. Are you willing to use it to carry out this transaction with me?”
“Of course I’m willing!” The female monster quickly gave the buddhist relic to Song Shuhang.
“This concludes the transaction.” Song Shuhang received the buddhist relic and then took a seed of the Virtuous Golden Lotus, giving it to that female monster.
The female monster was very happy. She didn’t expect that she would be able to get a seed of the Virtuous Golden Lotus so easily.
“Thank you, Fellow Daoist Shuhang,” the female monster said gratefully.
“No need to thank me. After all, it was a fair transaction,” Song Shuhang said with a smile. After saying this much, he stretched out his hand and threw the buddhist relic upward.
In the next moment, that half serpent and half stickman entity shrouding his body stretched out its hand and grabbed the buddhist relic.
Just now, it was precisely the light of virtue that had allowed Song Shuhang to sense the presence of this treasure on the body of that female monster.
From the looks of it, there was a certain affinity between Song Shuhang’s light of virtue and this buddhist relic.
Thereupon, Song Shuhang decided to merge the buddhist relic with his light of virtue and see if the light of virtue would undergo some kind of mutation with the help of this buddhist relic.
After grabbing the buddhist relic, that stickman did something that went beyond Song Shuhang’s expectations.
It held the buddhist relic and pressed it against its round face.
“Click.” The buddhist relic was mounted in the left side of the stickman’s face, just as though it was its left eye.