Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
The demonic hamster said, “I don’t have any of that.”
“Ah? You didn’t even bring money with you as you left home? Don’t you know the sentence ‘without money, one can’t take a single step forward’?” Ye Si said with a serious expression on her face.
“…Actually, I can give you spirit stones instead of the currency that ordinary people use,” the demonic hamster said.
“I also have spirit stones! But if I want to go to a shop and buy something, I can’t use spirit stones!” Ye Si said.
After a short moment of silence, the demonic hamster said, “In that case, can I pay the next time?”
“…” Ye Si.
“Forget it, I’ll treat you for free this time. But the next time you get out of home, make sure to bring some cash with you. Money is very useful in the main world,” Ye Si said sincerely to the hamster.
After saying this much, she stretched out her hand, and two high-level healing techniques were used on the hamster. Most of the wounds of the hamster were superficial. In addition, it was Ye Si that had caused those injuries. Therefore, she was aware which places needed more treatment. After enjoying two healing techniques, the hamster could move again with some effort.
“Thank you,” the hamster said.
“The next time you come to the main world, remember to bring some Renminbi with you!” Ye Si urged again. After saying this much, she returned to Shuhang’s body.
After getting up, the hamster turned toward Song Shuhang, and cupped its hands, saying, “In that case, let’s part ways here, Fellow Daoist Shuhang.”
The hamster was rather shy. Now that it had received two healing techniques from the ‘enemy’, it felt embarrassed, and couldn’t act like before anymore.
After getting up, it quickly bid farewell to Song Shuhang, and decided to leave.
It used a talisman to control the battle arena and open a space gate, preparing to leap inside.
“Wait a moment!” Song Shuhang said in a hurry. “Fellow Daoist Hamster, can you take care of this battle arena before leaving?”
Something similar happened the last time, too. After the battle was over, the hamster created a small portal and left on its own, leaving Song Shuhang behind. Luckily, Venerable White was around that day, and he used the power of space to get Song Shuhang out of the battle arena.
But this time around, the Battle Arena Dimension had been upgraded, and even up until now, Venerable White had been unable to find it. If the hamster left without getting rid of this arena first, Song Shuhang would get stuck in there.
The hamster patted its head, and said, “I almost forgot about the arena. Actually, I’m really thinking of leaving you trapped in this place. That way, you won’t seduce my master again.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Are you blind or something?! When did you see me seduce your master?! In addition, Senior White Two—your master—is also a man, got it?
“Right, I’ll leave this to you. You can consider it repayment for those two healing techniques,” the demonic hamster said as it threw a small talisman in Song Shuhang’s direction. “You’ll be able to activate this talisman as long as you pour your true qi into it. Once activated, the talisman will make you completely invisible. As long as you don’t meet a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender, you won’t have to worry about getting discovered. It’s precisely thanks to this talisman that I’ve managed to evade the eyes of all those human cultivators. This talisman can be still used two or three times. It’s up to you how to make use of it.”
After saying this much, the demonic hamster got rid of the battle arena.
After that, it jumped into that small space gate, and disappeared.
After the battle arena disappeared, Song Shuhang’s body suddenly appeared on the summit of the forbidden city.
At this time, the fellow daoists of the Nine Provinces Number One Group had moved somewhere else.
But there were still several figures waiting there.
Venerable White had a curious expression on his face as he was squatting on the summit of the forbidden city, seemingly studying something. From the looks of it, something had piqued his interest.
Fairy Dongfang Six was holding a cute little bird in her hand, and was talking to this bird in a soft voice.
Senior Brother Three Realms and Guoguo were sitting in one corner of the summit of the forbidden city, quietly waiting.
Medicine Master and Riverly Purple Mist were sitting next to Three Realms.
“Little friend Song Shuhang came out.” From her position, Fairy Dongfang Six was the first one to notice that Song Shuhang had returned.
Song Shuhang said, “Seniors, sorry for making you worry.”
Venerable White stood up, and said, “Shuhang, where did you go just now? I sensed the power of space fluctuate, and in the next moment, you suddenly disappeared. I was unable to lock onto your position. After that, I found some interesting traces in the place you disappeared. Amidst the traces, there was also something related to a magical technique that granted ‘invisibility’, which I found very interesting. It felt as though it had a common origin with the cultivation technique I practice.”
Song Shuhang replied, “It’s like this… that hamster dragged me into that battle arena again. This hamster I’m talking about is the same one I met during the battle between the White Cloud Academy and the demons of the Netherworld.”
Venerable White understood what was going on. “So it was that strange space again. Was the battle arena improved this time?”
“Yes.” Song Shuhang pondered for a moment, and then gave the talisman the demonic hamster had thrown at him just now to Venerable White. “Senior White, if you are interested in that magical technique that grants invisibility, you can take a look at this talisman. This talisman is the item that the hamster used to become invisible.”
Venerable White’s eyes lit up as he grabbed the small talisman, starting to research it on the spot.
“Little friend Shuhang, you aren’t injured, right?” Medicine Master asked at this time.
“I’m not injured. Thanks for your concern, Senior,” Song Shuhang replied.
“I’m relieved then. Fellow Daoists, Purple Mist and I will take our leave in that case,” Medicine Master said with a warm smile.
Actually, the others still couldn’t get used to this sunshine boy-version of Medicine Master.
Song Shuhang recalled something, and asked, “Right. Senior Medicine Master, when do you have free time? I wanted to ask you a few things about medicinal pills.”
“Got it. You can come and look for me at any time,” Medicine Master said with a smile.
Song Shuhang replied, “Thank you, Senior.”
“You are welcome.” After saying this much, he left with Riverly Purple Mist.
Next, Senior Brother Three Realms came forth with Guoguo. “Shuhang, I have to thank you for looking after Guoguo and the others for the past few days. The three children must have given you a headache.”
“Actually, most of the time, they were rather obedient,” Song Shuhang said. Yep, the three children had become very obedient after he mercilessly spanked Guoguo and Zhu.
“Guoguo told me about everything that happened. That’s why I had said that disobedient children would become obedient only after a good beating!” Senior Brother Three Realms said with a smile.
After saying this much, Senior Brother Three Realms took out a ball of white silk thread, and gave it to Song Shuhang. “Shuhang, this is the interesting gift I’ve promised to give you before.”
“What is this?” Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity.
“This is something called ‘blade thread’, and it’s a forging material. Don’t look down on it, it’s actually very sharp. Right, did you see the sword orbs that Northern River’s Loose Cultivator used during his battle with Senior Copper Trigram? This blade thread just happens to be one of the raw materials used to forge sword orbs,” Senior Brother Three Realms explained. “Blade thread is a raw material with sharp properties used to forge cutting-type sword orbs. When I suddenly had to take care of a matter a few days ago, I had to fetch this blade thread. I’ve got quite a bit of it, so I’ll leave this ball to you.”
“So this is the material used to forge sword orbs! Cool.” Song Shuhang sighed with emotion, and said, “Unfortunately, I’m only good with the saber.”
“Ahahaha.” Senior Brother Three Realms laughed, and patted Song Shuhang’s shoulder. “Perhaps you can consider getting a saber orb or something of the sort?”
Song Shuhang rolled his eyes. “Saber orb? Do you want me to use threads to condense a big hacking saber?”
“Ahaha, enough with the jokes. Since you are alright, Little Guoguo and I will also take our leave. It’s already time to sleep for this little guy,” Senior Brother Three Realms said.
“Senior Brother Shuhang, goodbye,” the small monk said as he rubbed his eyes.
Song Shuhang waved his hand, and said, “Goodbye.”
Senior Brother Three Realms operated a flying sword, and left with the small monk.
Cultivators of the Fourth Stage Realm could ride a flying sword, so cool! Song Shuhang was also looking forward to doing the same. At this time, he wasn’t even too far from advancing to the Fourth Stage Realm, and he had already opened the third of the four mysterious meridians of the Third Stage, the Blazing Sun Meridian.
Now, he only had to open the Immaterial King Meridian to gain the qualifications to advance to the Fourth Stage Realm.
However, there was still a lot of things he wanted to do before reaching the Fourth Stage.
He first wanted to learn some supplementary formations that could aid him during the tribulation. After all, the heavenly tribulation of the Fourth Stage was no joking matter, and he had no intention of dying during the process.
After Senior Brother Three Realms left, Fairy Dongfang Six approached Song Shuhang while holding that small bird in her hand.
Then, she stretched out her hand, and passed Little Cai to Song Shuhang.
“Eh? It’s Little Cai!” Song Shuhang was able to recognize the bird with one glance. It was that small monster bird that had confessed to that middle-aged monster hunter called ‘Yan Shao’ after assuming human form.
Unfortunately, this love seemed to be a joke of the Lord, and Little Cai was almost locked up for life after she confessed to that monster hunter.
“Little Cai said that she wanted to express her gratitude personally,” Fairy Dongfang Six said with a smile.
Little Cai raised her head, and said in a clear and sharp voice, “Mister Shuhang, thank you for saving me. In addition, I also have to thank you for the seed of the Virtuous Golden Lotus and that spring water.”
“You are welcome, it was no effort at all.” Song Shuhang stretched out his hand and picked Little Cai up, gently stroking her feathers.
Hopefully, the little bird would be able to quickly recover from the blow it had received after the confession.
The monster bird Little Cai turned her head around, looking very comfortable, and then asked, “Mister Shuhang, can you tell me why monsters and humans can’t fall in love?”
“Who told you that monsters and humans can’t fall in love?” Song Shuhang asked in return. “Although it’s not been too long since I have become a cultivator, I saw on the Daily Cultivator that several powerful cultivators had chosen monster cultivators as their companions.”
Little Cai sighed with emotion, and said, “Oh, wrong question… I meant, monsters and monster hunters. Why can’t they fall in love?”
“I think it might be better to directly ask a monster hunter about it,” Song Shuhang replied. But after pondering for a moment, he added, “Actually, I have a monster hunter friend, and he said that whenever monster hunters find themselves in front of a ‘monster’, they would have a strange impulse to catch or kill the monster, and they are unable to suppress or control it.”
After discovering that Director was a monster hunter, Song Shuhang finally understood what this ‘impulse’ that his friend had mentioned in the past was.
Due to this instinctive impulse, enmity would be born whenever a monster met a monster hunter.