913 You, human that has committed unspeakable crimes...
But when she stretched out her hand, she wasn't able to grab anything.
The virtuous lamia had two different forms. The first one was the solidified form, where she was a solid entity. It was the form she used when displaying the 'Three Heads and Six Arms Technique' alongside Song Shuhang or when she was blocking curses or evil attacks in his stead.
Her other form was the ordinary 'light of virtue' form. In this form, she was just a mass of intangible light.
When she entered Fairy Lychee's room, the virtuous lamia was in her solid form. But now, she had switched to her 'light of virtue' form.
Therefore, Fairy Lychee's hand simply passed through her body.
The virtuous lamia didn't try to dodge. Or rather, she didn't even know what dodging was. From beginning to end, she was motionless, just like a mountain, with her pretty phoenix eyes firmly locked on Fairy Lychee.
"..." Fairy Lychee took back her hand, and said, "It was actually 'light of virtue'...!"
When the virtuous lamia stared at her like that, Fairy Lychee felt very nervous, and her sleepiness was blown away.
Whose light of virtue was this? And how did it suddenly enter her room? Did the owner forget to take the correct medicine?
Today, she had managed to relax after such a long time, and even slept soundly. But before she could sleep to her heart's content, she was startled awake! How cruel!
The master of this light of virtue had better not let me discover who they are! Otherwise, don't blame me for being merciless and spinning them around like a windmill! Fairy Lychee thought to herself, very annoyed.
At the same time, she tried to change location to avoid the gaze of the virtuous lamia.
But whenever she moved, the virtuous lamia would move alongside her, not leaving by so much as an inch. Those two beautiful phoenix eyes were staring at her with rapt attention, making Fairy Lychee feel a lot of pressure.
Fairy Lychee faintly sighed, and rested her chin in her hand, falling into deep thought.
"I remember now. This is little friend Song Shuhang's light of virtue."
Amidst the various fellow daoists on board, only little friend Song Shuhang's light of virtue had already materialized.
Fairy Lychee sprang to her feet, and prepared to head to Song Shuhang's room in order to let him have a taste of her '365 rounds windmill spin'.
But after taking two steps, Fairy Lychee suddenly stopped. She glanced outside the window, and discovered that twelve sword orbs were quickly heading toward the cruise ship from a place not too far. Those sword orbs were Northern River's Loose Cultivator's life-bound magical treasure, the [Twelve Swords of the Milky Way].
The twelve sword orbs would sometimes assume the shape of the character '一' while flying, and the shape of the character '人' at other times. From time to time, they would separate—six on the right side, and the other six on the left side—and fly that way. Their style was ever-changing, and above these sword orbs was an illusory figure.
"Is that... little friend Song Shuhang's soul?" Fairy Lychee blinked her eyes, and then turned her head around, looking at the virtuous lamia beside her.
Little friend Song Shuhang was currently busy with an 'astral trip'... In that case, who was controlling his light of virtue?
After the start of the astral travel, Song Shuhang's consciousness had left his body. Such being the case, why had his light of virtue run to her room?
Fairy Lychee gazed at the virtuous lamia with a confused expression on her face. The virtuous lamia also closely watched her. Her beautiful phoenix eyes shone, and that beauty mark next to the corner of her eyes increased her beauty even further.
Fairy Lychee felt her liver ache.
"Your master has returned. Go, quickly return to his side." Fairy Lychee waved at the virtuous lamia.
However, the light of virtue didn't have any intelligence, and it was basically a 'magical technique'. There were cases where plants, animals, or even rocks could develop intelligence and become spirits, but who had ever heard of a magical technique becoming a spirit?!
As such, the virtuous lamia didn't pay attention to Fairy Lychee's words, and kept following her.
Fairy Lychee's liver was aching even more.
She sighed, and headed toward Song Shuhang's room. Whoever started this mess should end it.
Song Shuhang's soul returned to his room, and Northern River's Loose Cultivator's sword orbs flew out of the window.
After returning to the room, his soul sleep walked around the room once, and then returned to his body in a daze.
"Knock, knock, knock~"
Just as his soul returned to his body, someone knocked on the door.
Song Shuhang opened his eyes in a daze.
"I'm so tired." Song Shuhang rubbed his temples, and struggled to get up.
The astral travel consumed a lot of his mental energy.
"Ye Si, are you here?" Song Shuhang said.
On the nearby table, Ye Si rubbed her eyes and raised her head. She had also fallen asleep.
"Strange, how come I fell asleep again?" Ye Si said in puzzlement. She'd felt very energetic today, and she wasn't tired in the least. As such, why did she suddenly fall asleep?
"I think... this might be the doing of some senior," Song Shuhang said.
He propped himself up, and got down from the bed. The fact that Ye Si could fall asleep was something he had anticipated. The senior that dragged his soul away was surely going to put Ye Si to sleep first since she was his ghost spirit; they probably didn't want to alarm her.
"Knock, knock, knock~" The sound of someone knocking on the door echoed again.
"Who is it?" Song Shuhang asked.
"It's me, Lychee. Quickly open the door, there is an urgent matter." Fairy Lychee's voice echoed.
"Senior Lychee?" Song Shuhang rubbed his temples, and went to open the door.
When he opened the door, he discovered that Fairy Lychee was standing at the entrance, wearing an expression of someone whose liver was in great pain. A golden mass of light was floating right beside her.
Eh? Wasn't that his virtuous lamia?
"Ah?" Song Shuhang was dumbfounded. Why was his virtuous lamia floating beside Fairy Lychee?
Fairy Lychee sighed, and then said, "Little friend Shuhang, can I trouble you to take back your light of virtue? Thanks."
Song Shuhang quickly gave a mental order, and the light of virtue whizzed back to his body.
"Senior Lychee, why was my light of virtue with you?" Song Shuhang asked in puzzlement.
"..." Fairy Lychee sighed. "I'm the one that should ask you this question! Why did your light of virtue come to my room? It disturbed my sleep!"
"I'm sorry, Senior Lychee." Song Shuhang made a hollow laugh. Then, he connected his mind to the virtuous lamia.
Had the virtuous lamia undergone some kind of transformation?
When he connected his mind to the virtuous lamia, he discovered that her power of virtue was several times stronger than before.
Earlier in the Inner World, the virtuous lamia had absorbed the power of virtue in the body of that ball of liquid metal. The quantity of virtuous power turned out to be enormous.
After completely absorbing that huge quantity of power of virtue, the virtuous lamia had undergone a few other changes. The color of her tail had become darker, starting to tend toward the color of pure gold. At the same time, her body had become more realistic.
But aside from this, the virtuous lamia hadn't changed in any other way.
Song Shuhang reopened his eyes, his expression confused. Why had his light of virtue headed to Fairy Lychee's room?
"Mama Lychee!" But right at this time, Ye Si pounced in Fairy Lychee's embrace.
"..." Fairy Lychee.
She had almost forgotten that she had accepted Ye Si as her adopted daughter while they were shooting ❮Apocalypse War❯ due to that weird and intimate resonance between the two of them.
After gazing at the happy Ye Si in her embrace, Fairy Lychee remembered that Ye Si was Song Shuhang's ghost spirit... and she really liked to pester her.
The virtuous lamia was Song Shuhang's materialized light of virtue... and she was also giving signs of wanting to pester her.
Was little friend Song Shuhang her kryptonite?
Then, Fairy Lychee had a sudden realization, and asked, "Right. Ye Si, just now, was it you who controlled Song Shuhang's light of virtue and made it enter my room?"
From a certain point of view, a ghost spirit and its master were one entity. Theoretically speaking, Ye Si should also be able to control Song Shuhang's light of virtue.
"I didn't! I'm allergic to Song Shuhang's light of virtue, and I don't dare to get too close to her," Ye Si replied. She was giving her all to avoid that virtuous lamia.
The nearby Song Shuhang fell into deep thought.
He thought of a certain possibility... was it possible that there was some relationship between Fairy Lychee and Immortal Cheng Lin?
For example, Fairy Lychee being Cheng Lin's descendant or someone even closer to her?
Was this the reason the virtuous lamia had automatically floated to Fairy Lychee's side after digesting the power of virtue she had absorbed from the ball of liquid metal?
After all, the materialized virtuous lamia had been influenced by that woman with the beauty mark they'd met in the Jade Lake Realm.
Ye Si... Fairy Lychee... Immortal Cheng Lin... that ghost spirit passed down in Ye Si's family he saw in the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion...
There was definitely a close relationship between these four.
After visiting Immortal Cheng Lin's ruins, he should be able to uncover this mystery.
After thinking up to this point, Song Shuhang asked, "Right. Senior Lychee, have you ever dreamt about something related to Immortal Cheng Lin in the past?"
Fairy Lychee shook her head, and said, "I haven't. I've never dreamt about something similar. Why do you ask?"
"I think that there is certainly some relationship between you and Immortal Cheng Lin. Perhaps a blood relationship... or some other relationship that is even closer," Song Shuhang said.
Fairy Lychee said, "Some other relationship that is even closer... like her reincarnation?"
"It's just my guess," Song Shuhang said.
"I shouldn't be her reincarnation. If I was her reincarnation, it should be impossible for me not to realize anything," Fairy Lychee said.
Just as they were discussing, Venerable White came from afar, and said, "Oh! Shuhang, you woke up. Did you sleep well?"
"No, I didn't. In fact, I'm exhausted now," Song Shuhang said in all seriousness.
"Hmm, that's understandable," Venerable White said with a smile.
Song Shuhang asked, "Senior White, was that matter related to the astral travel your doing?"
"Indeed, it was. I've spent a lot of effort to allow you to make that astral travel. Unfortunately, that Thrice Reckless fellow can't keep his mouth shut, and spilled all the beans. Otherwise, I could have brought you on an astral trip a few more times," Venerable White said.
"..." Song Shuhang.
"That astral travel was extremely beneficial to you. Later, if we have free time, we should look for another opportunity and have fun." Venerable White then added, "Right, we have arrived at Immortal Cheng Lin's ruins. Get ready, we'll set out in a while. Shuhang, take some medicinal pills to restore your exhausted mental energy."
Around ten minutes later.
Venerable White took out an immortal boat, and brought Song Shuhang and the others to the bottom of the sea where Immortal Cheng Lin's ruins were.
After submerging for around 2000 meters, Venerable White suddenly stopped.
"Interesting." Venerable White suddenly smiled.
"Did something happen?" Song Shuhang asked out of curiosity.
Fairy Lychee's vision passed through the immortal boat, and looked at the distant seafloor. "Is someone lying in ambush?"
"Someone is lying in ambush? Who is the enemy?" Song Shuhang asked. A cultivator of the Third Stage like him couldn't display what power at the bottom of the sea, and he could only act as a spectator.
"Hmm... it's a rather strange bunch of creatures. From what I remember, they should be called 'sea urchin warriors'," Venerable White replied.
"..." Song Shuhang.
So it was that crowd of strange fellows that had been brainwashed by the ❮Sea Urchin Warriors' 20 Years of Mandatory Education Manual❯!
"Since they decided to lie in ambush here... how did these sea urchin warriors know that we were heading toward the ruins?" Song Shuhang asked.
"Who knows." Venerable White stretched out his hand, and pressed on a small formation engraved in the top right corner of the immortal boat. The immortal boat immediately shone, illuminating the surrounding waters.
Under the light, many figures suddenly appeared in front of the immortal boat.
The sea urchin warriors were wearing black diving suits of the Fourth Stage rank; several needles were popping out of the suits.
"What's the strength of this group of sea urchin warriors?" Song Shuhang asked.
Young Master Phoenix Slayer spread his spirit sense, and swept the group of sea urchin warriors with it. "Most of them are at the Fourth Stage, with ten or so being at the Fifth Stage. It might be troublesome if they attack the immortal boat together..."
"How wonderful would it be if Fellow Daoist Tyrant Flood Dragon was here. The seafloor is his domain," Northern River's Loose Cultivator said with a smile.
Fairy Lychee clenched her small fists, and said coldly, "We don't need Fellow Daoist Tyrant Flood Dragon. Let's just get out and kill them."
Just as they were discussing, a tall and thin sea urchin warrior stepped forward.
It was a sea urchin warrior of the Fifth Stage.
After stepping forward, it stared at the immortal boat, its vision falling on Song Shuhang.
"You, human that has committed unspeakable crimes! I can smell a thick scent of blood coming from your body. Your body was dyed with blood of many of my companions! You killed an innumerable number of them!" the tall and this sea urchin warrior roared.
"..." Song Shuhang.
He had almost forgotten that he had the 'Mark of the Sea Urchin Slayer' on his body.
"You are done for, sinful human! Today, no one will be able to save you!" the tall and thin sea urchin warrior said in a grave tone. "All those that get dyed with the blood of our race are enemies of all the sea urchin warriors in the world! Escaping is useless, your life is ours to take. Not only them, but even their family members and all the people related to them will... will... will...?"
He had forgotten his lines!
The tall and thin sea urchin warrior stiffened. He was a sea urchin warrior of the Fifth Stage rank, an elder of their race, and it had been a while since he had personally taken action.
As a result, when it was finally his turn to enter into action, it unexpectedly forgot the signature lines of their race.
Well, that was rather embarrassing.
Luckily, the face of the elder was covered with a piece of black cloth, and one couldn't see his expression clearly.
After seeing that the elder was stuck, a young sea urchin warrior of the Third Stage in the rear quietly took out an exquisite book. It was none other than the ❮Sea Urchin Warriors' 20 Years of Mandatory Education Manual❯!
"F*ck, what's this thing?!" Fairy Lychee subconsciously stretched out her hand, and prepared to grab the 'virtuous lamia'. She wanted to let her have a taste of her unique skill, the '365 rounds windmill spin'.