Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
The Sobbing Old Man only wanted a single thing––the complete ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
Song Shuhang remembered that the first time he’d seen the Sobbing Old Man was in space right outside the gate of the ‘Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion’.
At that time, the Sobbing Old Man was guarding the gate, hoping to enter the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion and become their disciple. If he couldn’t become a disciple, then he would just become a supporting or external elder. In any case, as long as he was able to gain access to the complete version of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, swearing loyalty to the pavilion wouldn’t be a problem.
Normally speaking, a powerful loose cultivator of the Spiritual Emperor rank such as the Sobbing Old Man wouldn’t be refused by any sect that he wholeheartedly desired to join.
Unfortunately, as the Sobbing Old Man was discussing with Song Shuhang and Ye Si by the gate of the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, he ended up mentioning the matter related to the destruction of the original Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. Having mentioned this inexorable matter accidentally agitated Pavilion Master Chu, who was eavesdropping. As a result, the Sobbing Old Man was thrown back to Earth, and his plans to enter the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion shattered.
And now, the Sobbing Old Man was aiming for a longer route to reach salvation—form a relationship with Song Shuhang, then Ye Si through him, and finally get into the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion and obtain the complete ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
Song Shuhang pushed away the Sobbing Old Man, and asked, “Senior Sobbing Old Man, do you still want to enter the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion?”
“Of course!” the Sobbing Old Man cried out. He had been able to rise to the Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor Realm mainly due to the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ matching him really well. If he were to now change his cultivation technique, the chances of him getting to the Sixth Stage True Monarch Realm would be greatly reduced.
Therefore, the Sobbing Old Man would never give up if there was a chance to obtain the complete ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
“Then, Senior Sobbing Old Man… If you aren’t in a hurry, I’ll contact the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion tonight. Looking at the time, Ye Si should arrive at the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion by tonight,” Song Shuhang answered.
As for whether Pavilion Master Chu would accept the Sobbing Old Man, it was not something he could decide.
The eyes of the Sobbing Old Man lit up, and he began to sob again. “Little Friend Shuhang, please tell Pavilion Master Chu that as long as she accepts this old man, this old man will live for the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, and in death be a ghost for the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. I guarantee my loyalty!”
The reason as to why he had such determination was because the Sobbing Old Man knew that Pavilion Master Chu… was very likely a Ninth Stage Tribulation Transcender! At that time, Pavilion Master Chu merely stretched out her hand before he was thrown into a space gate all the way back to Earth.
Not many would refuse to hold onto such a golden thigh.
The corners of Song Shuhang’s mouth twitched. “Got it. Senior Sobbing Old Man, you can rest assured that I will pass your message word for word to Pavilion Master Chu.”
“Thank you, little friend.” The Sobbing Old Man was moved to tears, continuing to sob.
“Actually, Senior Sobbing Old Man, if you just want the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, you could also just acknowledge Fairy Ye Si as your teacher,” Song Shuhang remarked.
In fact, Song Shuhang himself had the complete version of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, but… he didn’t want to take the Sobbing Old Man as a student. The other party was a senior of the Fifth Stage Spiritual Emperor Realm, while he was just at the Third Stage Realm. Even if the other party was willing, Song Shuhang wouldn’t have the face to accept him. Moreover, the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ belonged to the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion, and Song Shuhang couldn’t privately teach it to someone else.
However, if he acknowledged Ye Si as his teacher, then there wouldn’t be any problem.
“Fairy Ye Si?” The Sobbing Old Man immediately understood. “Thank you, little friend Shuhang.”
“You’re welcome,” Song Shuhang said.
The Sobbing Old Man wiped his tears as he said, “In that case, little friend Shuhang, I’ll go to Jiangnan University and handle a few procedures to transfer to your class.”
He was doing this so that he could be prepared for all eventualities. If the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion and Ye Si both refused to take him in as a student, then he’d at least work hard to form a good relationship with Song Shuhang.
Once their relationship was good, many things would become easier to do. After all, connections were very important in this world.
“…” Song Shuhang.
Was he joking? It was already weird having a little girl like Loli Shi in his class; if there was the addition of a crying old man, what would become of his class?
Would he have to take care of both the elderly and the young?
“Ahem, Senior Sobbing Old Man, you don’t have to transfer to our school. You can just stay nearby and wait for a bit. Once I receive a reply from Fairy Chu of the Crystal-Clear Pavilion this evening, I’ll contact you,” Song Shuhang said hurriedly.
The Sobbing Old Man gave it some thought––he was indeed not in that much of a hurry. If he really wanted to go through the transferring procedures, he should at least wait for Pavilion Master Chu and Fairy Ye Si to reject him first.
After toilsomely sorting things out with the Sobbing Old Man, Song Shuhang raised his head and looked around.
Afterward, he faintly sighed.
Originally, he’d been preparing to sneak out of the car while Su Clan’s Seven, Sixteen, Senior White, and Loli Shi were attracting everyone’s attention, quietly sneaking into his own classroom.
With the help of Scholar Drunken Moon’s talisman, the plan to sneak into the classroom was perfect and had no loopholes.
However, he hadn’t expected that the Sobbing Old Man would come out and tackle him halfway there.
Song Shuhang had suddenly become the center of attention.
“Eh? Isn’t that Song Shuhang?” Some of the classmates recognized him even though he was wearing sunglasses.
“Song Shuhang? That’s Song Shuhang?”
“Yeah, the one who plays Senior Brother Gao Sheng.”
“Eh? Is the one in the front ‘Ling Ye’? Ling Ye has also come to our Jiangnan University Town?” Some of the people recognized Senior White and cheered.
“Come on, I’ve never been able to get this close to Senior Brother Ling Ye.”
“That cute girl beside him is White Sword Sect’s ‘Traceless Saber’. She’s my favorite character in that movie, definitely one of the cutest ones.”
The crowd surged and approached Song Shuhang.
What to do now?
Song Shuhang pondered… Then, an idea popped up in his mind.
Afterward, little friend Shuhang silently brought out the ‘shapeshifting brooch’ that he still hadn’t returned to Soft Feather.
With the shapeshifting brooch’s ability, Song Shuhang’s face slightly changed.
As the enthusiastic crows approached, Song Shuhang took off his sunglasses and revealed a face very familiar to the fellow daoists of the ‘Nine Provinces Number One Group’.
Next, he revealed a devilish smile.
What was a devilish smile? A smile that was both evil and handsome.
“Hello, everyone. I’m the actor Reckless Tyrant. In the movie, I played the role of the junior brother that made the report to Ling Ye, and also the role of that banner flying high up in the sky. Please familiarize yourselves with me~” Song Shuhang cupped his hands while facing the enthusiastic crowd.
“…” Su Clan’s Seven.
“…” Su Clan’s Sixteen.
“…” Loli Shi.
“…” Senior White.
How did Shuhang become this skilled?
“This scene, why does it seem this familiar?” Su Clan’s Seven said.
“Because not too long ago, there was a baboon that used your name during the live broadcast held by the Daily Cultivator, causing many ignorant people to believe that the main body of the famous Su Clan’s Seven was actually that of a baboon,” Su Clan’s Sixteen explained.
“F*ck.” Su Clan’s Seven immediately felt like he had just eaten shiet.
Su Clan’s Seven gritted his teeth as he said, “Was Little friend Shuhang also infected by the Thrice Reckless Disease?”
“He was infected a long time ago, but there hadn’t been any relapse recently, which made me believe that he’d gotten better already. But now, it seems that the previous period was merely the incubation period,” Senior White commented.
“Seriously, how about we get Senior Yellow Mountain to kick Thrice Reckless Mad Saber out of the group?” Su Clan’s Seven whispered.
“There’s also Senior Copper Trigram. It would be safer to kick them both out together,” Su Clan’s Sixteen added.
“Right, that shady fortune teller is also a disease carrier. Thrice Reckless Disease and the Shady Fortune Teller Disease… However, the infectivity of the latter isn’t that strong,” Su Clan’s Seven said.
At this time, Song Shuhang had already immersed himself in Thrice Reckless Mad Saber’s role.
“I’ll tell everyone some good news. Soon enough, I will be starring as the main character in ❮My Reckless and Unrestrained Life❯. In this movie, you’ll be able to see many familiar characters from ❮Apocalypse War❯. It is a production that’s truly worth looking forward to. Everyone, please lend us your support at that time,” Song Shuhang said as he continued to wear that bright and devilish smile.
Song Shuhang seemed to have completely lost his mind.
Was it possible that pretending to be Thrice Reckless Mad Saber would make one receive the empowerment of the law of death-seeking present in this world? Which would lead one to seek death more and more?
It felt scary just thinking about it.
Regardless, Song Shuhang was able to wittily avoid a calamity.
When he took off his glasses and the crowd discovered that it was unexpectedly not Song Shuhang but another actor called ‘Reckless Tyrant’, the onlookers couldn’t help but become lost.
However, there were still many young maidens that got charmed by Reckless Tyrant’s devilish smile, becoming fans of this actor playing a minor character.
There was even a great number of young maidens who said that they’d definitely go to the movie theater to support ❮My Reckless and Unrestrained Life❯ when it came out.
Eventually, they all got signatures from ‘Reckless Tyrant’.
“…” Su Clan’s Seven.
“…” Su Clan’s Sixteen.
Senior White wore a light smile as he silently recorded the entire process. Afterward, he sent it to the Nine Provinces Number One Group.
The Nine Provinces Number One Group immediately became lively due to the video.
Fairy Blossom [Soft Feather]: “Eeeeh? How is this possible? When did Senior Thrice Reckless run to Jiangnan University Town? Isn’t he still on our Spirit Butterfly Island?”
“…” Venerable Spirit Butterfly.
While watching the video, the sharp-eyed Venerable Spirit Butterfly caught sight of a brooch on the chest of ‘Thrice Reckless Mad Saber’. This Thrice Reckless Mad Saber… was actually little friend Song Shuhang?
Thrice Reckless Mad Saber: “F*ck, who’s this?”
Fairy Lychee: “Thrice Reckless, that isn’t you?”
True Monarch Northern River: “That isn’t Thrice Reckless? 😲”
Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman: “Heavens~ Someone is actually impersonating Thrice Reckless Mad Saber? What a beautiful job!”
“Who’s this impersonating me, and can you not wear that disgusting smile? Since when did I have such a foolish smile?” Thrice Reckless Mad Saber called out.
“Heavens, it’s happening in Jiangnan University Town. I’ll go and have a look. I happen to also be in Jiangnan University Town,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said.
Fairy Dongfang Six: ” @Venerable White, Senior White, can you tell us who this Thrice Reckless is? Also, @Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman, what the hell is this ‘heavens’?
“Heavens~ it’s the pet phrase of a senior I met not too long ago. It’s really catchy, so I couldn’t help but learn it as well,” Palace Master Seven Lives Talisman said.