Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
After hearing Song Shuhang’s words, the demonic hamster said happily, “Really?”
“?” Song Shuhang was confused.
He clearly rejected the challenge of the demonic hamster. As such, why did the hamster suddenly become so happy? Was there some kind of misunderstanding between the two?
“If that’s the case, it’s truly great,” the demonic hamster said, delighted. Then, it stretched out its hand, and a dome-like formation covered both the hamster and Song Shuhang.
This was the same [Battle Arena Dimension] where it had dragged Song Shuhang the last time. It was a one-time use independent space.
“Crap!” Song Shuhang cursed. Could this demonic hamster even understand human language?! He clearly rejected the challenge!
“Now, let us battle,” the demonic hamster said.
“Who the hell wants to battle with you?! I refuse! I want to reject your challenge!” Song Shuhang said angrily. At the same time, he turned his head in Senior White’s direction, and shouted, “Senior White, Seniors, help me!”
The previous time he was dragged inside the [Battle Arena Dimension], it was Venerable White who sent Meteor Sword there and carried him out.
“It’s useless. No one can hear you. This time around, my master revised and upgraded the [Battle Arena Dimension]. Aside from you, no one can feel the presence of this arena. Actually, since I came over, your friends lost the ability to see us,” the demonic hamster said smugly.
When it came to the main world this time, the hamster activated a formation that its master had given to it. With the protection of this formation, unless one was a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender, they could forget about seeing this small hamster.
In the eyes of the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, Song Shuhang—who was originally standing on the summit of the forbidden city—suddenly disappeared, even faster than someone that had teleported away.
Clearly delighted, the demonic hamster continued, “In addition, it doesn’t matter if you agree to the duel or not—the outcome will be the same. Even if you reject the challenge, you’ll be dragged into the battle arena once I activate it, and the duel will begin… unless your plan is just to stand there and allow me to give you a good thrashing.”
After saying this much, the demonic hamster swung its white robe backward, and took out its toothpick-sized long sword, its expression serious.
“Although I already introduced this sword once, I’ll introduce it again. The name of this sword is ‘Corpse Cutter’, and it is a rare treasure of the Fourth Stage rank. It’s 6.47 centimeters long, and weighs 0.5 grams. Although somewhat small, it’s an unusually sharp weapon that can easily cut through the true yuan protecting the bodies of cultivators of the Fourth Stage.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
“Song Shuhang, let’s duel now! Take out your treasured saber. Even if you use that defense of the Fifth Stage like the last time, I don’t mind. This time, my Otherworldly Flying Demon technique will surely cut your turtle-like defense to pieces!” the demonic hamster said proudly.
“I don’t have any of those talismans left,” Song Shuhang said.
“That’s truly regrettable… and here I was thinking of testing my sword technique on that defense of the Fifth Stage.” The demonic hamster raised its toothpick-sized sword, and made a stabbing motion. “Come! Since you don’t have any of those damnable talismans, let’s have a proper contest.”
Song Shuhang had a bitter expression on his face. From the looks of it, there was no way of avoiding this battle.
“No need to be this pessimistic. If you can defeat me… umh, incorrect, you have no chance of defeating me. In that case, regardless of victory or defeat, as long as you accompany me for a duel, I’ll give you a gift,” the demonic hamster said.
“But I’m not interested in this gift of yours,” Song Shuhang said.
“In that case, let’s cut the crap and start the duel, alright?” The demonic hamster didn’t speak further, and raised the sword in its hand, dashing toward Song Shuhang with some exquisite footwork.
The hamster then stabbed toward Shuhang.
The sword wasn’t that fast, but it was continuously changing direction. The sword tip would unpredictably change position each time, apparently aiming at Song Shuhang’s weak spots.
Song Shuhang used the ❮Virtuous Man’s Ten Thousand Mile Walk❯ footwork to move a few steps, but the sharp sword of the demonic hamster also changed direction, making Song Shuhang feel an impending danger.
“Otherworldly Flying Demon (revised version)! Now die!” The demonic hamster introduced the name of its own technique.
This sword attack was very powerful, and Song Shuhang felt that he had no chance of evading it. He felt as if his whole body had been pressed down and was about to get trampled upon.
Song Shuhang took out the treasured saber Broken Tyrant out of his size-reducing purse.
[How is the situation? Do you think you can resist this sword attack?] Senior Sister Ye Si asked Song Shuhang through their mental connection.
[I’m unable to take this attack head on. The swordsmanship of that hamster is pretty good, and its strength surpasses mine by a whole great realm. I can’t defeat it unless I tell the nucleus in my Heart Aperture to summon a lotus flower and suck the hamster dry… but if I do that, the demonic hamster will turn into a dead hamster,] Song Shuhang replied honestly.
This demonic hamster was Senior White Two’s subordinate, and Song Shuhang had to give Senior White Two some face. As such, he couldn’t casually put the hamster to death.
[The opposite party isn’t attacking you with the intention to kill. Don’t you want to seize this opportunity to improve your fighting skills?] Senior Sister Ye Si asked.
Song Shuhang replied, [No need.]
Nothing good would come out after fighting with this demonic hamster. In addition, if he wanted to hone his fighting skills, he had plenty of other ways, and there was no need to get experience points from this demonic hamster.
But compared to getting experience points, Song Shuhang was more interested in finding a way to break this Otherworldly Flying Demon technique.
Their whole mental exchange took place in an instant.
With a smile, Senior Sister Ye Si said, [In that case…]
Song Shuhang said, “I’ll let you experience my new skill. Three Heads and Six Arms Technique!”
Before the sharp sword of the demonic hamster could stab him, two pretty faces, as well two pairs of arms, drilled out of Song Shuhang’s shoulder area.
The face of that woman with the beauty mark and Senior Sister Ye Si’s came out at the same time. Then, a delicate hand grabbed Song Shuhang’s treasured saber Broken Tyrant.
“I’m not very good with saber techniques,” Senior Sister Ye Si said with a smile.
In the next moment, she tightly grabbed the treasured saber, and slashed at a tricky angle.
Senior Sister Ye Si didn’t use any saber technique. She just relied on her sharp eyes and quick hands to find the weak spots of the sword technique of the demonic hamster and slash down.
The almost perfect sword attack of the demonic hamster was blocked. As if that wasn’t enough, a huge force was transmitted from the blade of the treasured saber Broken Tyrant to its body.
The slash sent the demonic hamster flying.
“Squeak, squeak, squeak~” The demonic hamster loudly squeaked.
Its body crashed against the edge of the battle arena, where it was blocked by an invisible wall, ultimately falling to the ground.
“You lost.” Song Shuhang laughed.
“I refuse to accept this defeat! What the hell is with this Three Heads and Six Arms thing?” the demonic hamster said angrily.
Song Shuhang waved the treasured saber Broken Tyrant, and said calmly, “This is my unique version of the Three Heads and Six Arms Technique. I went through a lot of trouble to learn it. Why are you refusing to accept your defeat?”
The demonic hamster blinked its eyes, and said, “Is this really a unique version of the Three Heads and Six Arms Technique?”
“What, are you scared?” Song Shuhang said.
“Who is scared! It’s that just your technique is somewhat strange. Look how I break it!” the demonic hamster said angrily. Then, it picked its toothpick-sized sword again, and dashed toward Song Shuhang. “Otherworldly Flying Demon!”
“Squeak, squeak, squeak~ Dammit, why does your Three Heads and Six Arms Technique has the strength of the Fifth Stage?!”
“Aaaaah! Who is afraid?! Otherworldly Flying Demon!”
Squeak, squeak, squeak~
“Otherworldly Flying Demon!”
Squeak, squeak, squeak~
The same scene repeated over and over again. It didn’t matter how perfect the Otherworldly Flying Demon technique the demonic hamster displayed was… Before it could even reach Song Shuhang’s body, Senior Sister Ye Si would swing the treasured saber Broken Tyrant in her hand and slash down.
Afterward, the pitiful hamster would get sent flying and fall to the ground.
“This is getting annoying. It hasn’t given up yet?” Senior Sister Ye Si said.
After all, they weren’t playing Whack-Mole. After getting KO’d so many times, the hamster hadn’t understood who was stronger?
“Dammit, again! This time, my Otherworldly Flying Demon technique will definitely hit your body,” the demonic hamster said angrily. “Look at me, Otherworldly Flying Demon (remastered version)!”
“Can I kill it?” Senior Sister Ye Si asked.
Song Shuhang replied, “No. Just hit it until it’s unable to move again. If the hamster were to die, I wouldn’t know how to explain things to Senior White Two.”
Senior Sister Ye Si nodded her head.
Thereupon, Senior Sister Ye Si gently shouted as the demonic hamster approached this time.
This time, Senior Sister Ye Si used some more strength.
The demonic hamster was sent flying in the sky.
“Sword of Never-Ending Tears!” Senior Sister Ye Si gently shouted. She used the saber to execute a sword technique, and sent nine slashes toward the demonic hamster hovering above their heads.
The sword qi was like a flashlight, and suddenly rose several tens of meters in the air. The nine slashes all hit the body of the demonic hamster.
The demonic hamster fell to the ground again. This time, it was unable to stage a comeback.
Actually, had Senior Sister Ye Si not controlled her strength, one move of the ‘Sword of Never-Ending Tears’ would have been enough to turn the demonic hamster into a diced hamster.
“Squeak, squeak, squeak!” The demonic hamster struggled for a while, and tried to get up, but it was all for naught.
“You win, squeak.” The demonic hamster sighed.
Song Shuhang said, “Such being the case, can you make this battle arena disappear?”
“Wait a moment, let me catch my breath,” the demonic hamster said. Then, it took out a small black item.
It was a lotus seed.
“I’ll leave this to you.” The hamster made an effort to throw the seed at Song Shuhang.
“What’s this thing?” Song Shuhang asked.
“My master was very satisfied after receiving your demodragon medicine, and this is the return gift he sent… a seed of the Sinful Black Lotus growing in the Netherworld Realm. After eating it, you’ll awaken a ‘demonic technique’, and your self-recovery skills will get stronger,” the demonic hamster said weakly.
Song Shuhang received the lotus. So that was what it was!
When he was in the dreamland, he once saw the seeds of the Sinful Black Lotus, which were a different variety of the seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus growing in the scholarly faction.
“I ate the seeds of the Virtuous Golden Lotus in the past. Will everything be okay if I now eat a seed of the Sinful Black Lotus?” Song Shuhang asked.
“Don’t worry. Nothing will happen,” the demonic hamster said.
Thereupon, Song Shuhang swallowed down the lotus seed.
“And even if something happened, you shouldn’t die,” the demonic hamster added at this time.
“Crap!” Song Shuhang cursed.
It wouldn’t kill you to say everything at once!