Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
Song Shuhang gazed at the huge world that had been linked to his Inner World.
At the moment, his Inner World was only as big as a small island, while the other world was a full-fledged planet. Was it possible that Senior White and the others had gone to explore this huge world?
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thought, several roots extended over from that huge world, and passed through the layer of chaos surrounding his Inner World, gently landing beside him.
The Inner World didn’t prevent those roots from getting inside… the reason was that both had the same origin, and thus didn’t repel or clash against each other.
In the end, the roots coming from the other world condensed, and formed a long flight of stairs.
“Is this thing inviting me to enter that other world?” Song Shuhang pondered for a moment, and stepped on that flight of stairs made of roots, heading toward the other world.
In the meantime.
Venerable White, Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, Fairy Lychee, Medicine Master, and Riverly Purple Mist were guests in that huge world.
In the sky of this huge world was a city in the clouds, and one could overlook the whole world beneath them from it.
A lot of life forms were living in this world, even some that had already gone extinct on Earth. However, there were no humans, monsters, or demons here.
It looked like the world from an ancient era.
The animals living in this world possessed, thanks to the rich spiritual energy there, tyrannical bodies and innate skills. Each had different qualities and attributes.
Not too far from Venerable White and the others was sitting a young man.
He was wearing a pure white robe with a lifelike blue luan drawn on it. The sleeves of his clothing were relatively large, and the lower hem also very long, which made him look rather strange.
It was the same man that had made his appearance in Cheng Lin’s ruins a moment ago, beating up and sealing inside a small black room that Immortal covered in eyes that didn’t give him face.
But from the looks of it… the one that had gone outside to deal with that Immortal covered in eyes was just his clone. His main body had been here all along, receiving the various guests.
The man was wearing a smile on his face while skillfully preparing some tea. Then, he personally placed a teacup on the tables next to various fellow daoists.
“This is the spirit tea I personally cultivated. After drinking it, one’s lifespan would increase, and their body would be cleansed as well. In addition, it tastes pretty good. It’s one of the spirit teas I like the most,” the man said with a smile.
“Thank you, Fellow Daoist.” Venerable White was the first one to take the cup of tea and sip on it. “Sure enough, this is some hard-to-come-by tea.”
After hearing Venerable White’s praise, that man smiled as he said, “Fellow Daoist White, if you like this tea, you can take with you a ton of its tea leaves—there are a lot here.”
The language this man was using wasn’t any of the languages spoken in the modern world. It was a very ancient language… even more ancient than the one spoken during the era of the Scholarly Sage. No one of the fellow daoists on the scene understood this language. Luckily, the voice of the man had the automatic translation feature embedded within it. Each of his words contained a mysterious strength, which allowed other people to understand the meaning of his words as soon as they heard them.
“In that case, I won’t stand on ceremony, and accept it. Thank you,” Venerable White said. From the looks of it, he had really liked the taste of these tea leaves.
With Venerable White setting the example, the other fellow daoists also grabbed the teacups one after another, and took a sip.
The fellow daoists felt as if they were drinking a natural treasure. They could feel their lifespan increase with each sip they were taking. The spiritual energy in their body had also started to surge, and their whole being was purified. The tea had a lot of wondrous effects.
The man maintained the smile on his face, and returned to his seat. He raised his teacup, and gently took a sip, displaying a content expression. Then, he said, “Fellow Daoists, you probably have a lot of questions you want to ask me, right? If you have any question, you can ask without worries.”
The important part had finally come!
Young Master Phoenix Slayer placed his teacup down, and said, “Senior… may I ask if I’m Cheng Lin’s reincarnation?”
If he was Cheng Lin’s reincarnation on top of being a member of the monster race, no one would be able to save him. That monster hunter of the Immortal rank was surely going to show him a lot of ‘love’.
“Little Fellow Daoist, there isn’t any relationship between you and Cheng Lin. Anyway, your innate talent is pretty good. If you practice well, you might become a king of the monsters in the future,” the man replied with a smile.
After hearing these words, Young Master Phoenix Slayer heaved a sigh of relief. Then, with a smile, he said, “I didn’t really think about becoming a king of the monsters. In addition, that isn’t my objective.”
“Indeed, all monsters have their own aspirations,” the man said.
While they were discussing, Venerable White had already finished drinking his tea, and placed the empty cup down.
Upon seeing this situation, that man gently stretched out his hand, and made the pot of tea float to Venerable White’s side. Venerable White poured himself another cup of tea, and started to sip it happily.
Fairy Lychee pondered for a moment, and then asked, “Senior, I’m not Cheng Lin’s reincarnation either, right?”
“Little Fellow Daoist, you can be at ease. You aren’t Cheng Lin’s reincarnation, either,” the man said with a gentle smile.
Upon hearing these words, Fairy Lychee immediately heaved a big sigh of relief. She felt as though a huge weight was lifted from her chest.
Earlier, she was worrying that she might be Cheng Lin’s reincarnation, and this made her very restless. But now, it seemed that she had been worried for nothing.
After hearing these words, Medicine Master and Riverly Purple Mist were dumbfounded. If Fairy Lychee wasn’t Cheng Lin’s reincarnation… was it possible that one between them was Cheng Lin’s reincarnation?
But right at this time, that man added, “The reason is that Cheng Lin hasn’t reincarnated. She is my ghost spirit, and you fellow daoists should know that ghost spirits are different from human beings. Generally speaking, they don’t have a next life.”
Just as the man was speaking, Song Shuhang arrived beside the various fellow daoists through a space gate.
After going up that flight of stairs made of roots, Song Shuhang entered a space gate, which then brought him here.
Just as he stepped out of the gate, he happened to hear the words of the man.
This person was Cheng Lin’s master?
Was this the same Cheng Lin that was entrusted to Ye Si’s ancestors and then became the mysterious ghost spirit passed down in her family?
Shuhang subconsciously looked at that man.
In the next moment, he was shocked. “It’s actually you!”
It was Song Shuhang’s first time seeing this man, and also the first time clearly seeing his face, but he needed just a glance to tell who he was.
He was wearing a pure white robe with a lifelike blue luan drawn on it. The sleeves of the clothing were relatively large, very suitable for dancing. Since ancient times up until now, this man hadn’t changed the way he was dressed.
He was the third Wielder of the Will—Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon—in his humanoid form.
However, the Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon in his memories used to jump around with his only leg. But now, he had two legs like a normal human being.
Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon faintly smiled at Song Shuhang. Then, he said to Fairy Lychee, “Therefore, you are not Cheng Lin’s reincarnation… you are Cheng Lin herself!”
“…” Fairy Lychee. In the end, she was still Cheng Lin?
“But to be more precise, although you are Cheng Lin, you aren’t my ghost spirit Cheng Lin. This is the difference between you two.” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon narrowed his eyes with a smile.
“…” Fairy Lychee. Can you explain everything in just one sentence, without splitting the explanations into several parts?!
Actually, splitting the explanations into various parts seemed to be one of Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’s wicked hobbies.
“I don’t understand. How can I be Cheng Lin, and, at the same time, not be Cheng Lin?” Fairy Lychee asked out of curiosity. After saying this much, she also added, “Please, can you explain everything at once and not split the explanation into several parts? Please, explain everything at once!”
“…” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon.
At this time, Venerable White waved his hand at Song Shuhang, making him sit beside him and pouring him a cup of tea.
Song Shuhang held the teacup in his hands, and took a sip. In the next moment, he felt that his lifespan had increased quite a lot, and his whole body had been cleansed. This feeling was truly wonderful.
“This tea is great!” Song Shuhang couldn’t help but praise.
After hearing these words, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon turned his head toward Song Shuhang, and said, “It’s useless. Even if you praise my spirit tea, I won’t you give a ton of its tea leaves! Your charisma stat is too low. Therefore, don’t even think about it!”
Song Shuhang was dumbfounded.
What was this even about?
Afterward, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon turned toward Fairy Lychee, and continued, “Let’s continue with what we were saying… Let’s talk about the relationship between you and Cheng Lin first. When you entered those ancient ruins, you saw the scene where Cheng Lin’s head was burst open, right?”
Fairy Lychee nodded. When she saw that scene, her head started to hurt… she felt as though it was her head that was burst open.
“Actually, Cheng Lin’s way to immortality had progressed a little back then. Before that, she would give birth to a new life while having the constitution of a ghost spirit… but during those days, she had to a certain extent already—with the help of her way to immortality—obtained a body made of flesh like that a human, which made her way to immortality advance one step further,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon said. “After her head was seemingly burst open, Cheng Lin secretly escaped with my help, and continued to practice her way to immortality. Then, one day, when she was practicing… a small accident happened.
“Cheng Lin’s way to birth a new life was the same as that of human beings. She would get pregnant, and then give birth. Earlier, she used to carry out this process with the constitution of a ghost spirit. Therefore, nothing unexpected happened. But after her body evolved and turned similar to that of humans… buy one and get one free, she suddenly got pregnant with a pair of twins.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
“…” Fairy Lychee.
“…” Northern River’s Loose Cultivator, Medicine Master, Riverly Purple Mist.
What pair of twins! It was clearly a way to immortality that consisted in giving birth to a new life, she wasn’t getting pregnant for real! Why would a pair of twins suddenly pop out?! This went against the principles of cultivation and science!
“Although Cheng Lin said that it was an accident… I believe that she did it on purpose. Anyway, that time, she got pregnant with a pair of twins. One was a perfect copy of Cheng Lin. She inherited her knowledge, strength, memories, and disposition, and continued to live as Cheng Lin. The other twin only inherited Cheng Lin’s bloodline, and just like the newborns of ordinary human beings, she was only an infant,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon said calmly.
Fairy Lychee understood what was going on. “Does that mean that I’m the infant among that pair of twins?”
“Indeed, this is the only possible truth. You are one of those twins!” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon took out a folding fan from somewhere, and pointed it at Fairy Lychee.
“…” Fairy Lychee.
She was tried to calm down and accept her strange birth.
Buy one and get one free… In other words, she was like a cheap product that was conveniently thrown at the customer while they were buying something else…?