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Chapter 45: Everyone Loves Little Immortal Mushroom (III)


Finally finished tling this, why so long orz

 

 

尚可和阎戮将余文杰送进了夏凉城,余文杰用秘法通知同门后,几人暂时找了一家旅馆落脚。

Shang Ke and Yan Lu escorted Yu Wenjie to Xialiang City. Yu Wenjie used a secret skill to notify his sect then they all went to find a hotel to stay for the time being.

余文杰开了三间上房,不过阎戮并没有住进自己那间房,而是很自然地跟着尚可进了他的房间。

Yu Wenjie rented three rooms but Yan Lu did not go to his room, rather, he very naturally followed Shang Ke to his room.

“给你开了房你也不用,之前开房的时候怎么不早说?”尚可斜了他一眼。

“A room was rented for you but you’re not using it, why didn’t you say anything before we got it?” Shang Ke glanced toward him.

“他开他的,我住我的,有何相干?”阎戮靠坐在窗台,拿出白天“捡”来的那枚储物戒,从里面取出一块玉简。

“He did his renting and I am doing my dwelling, what does it have to do with him?” Yan Lu sat and leaned against the window sill, taking out the space ring he had “picked up” in the day. From within, he took out a jade strip.

尚可凑过去,问道:“这是什么?”

Shang Ke moved closer, and asked, “What’s this?”

“修真功法。”阎戮随意将玉简递给他。

“A cultivation method.” Yan Lu handed the jade strip to him.

尚可用神识查阅了一会,里面的内容对他而言,简直和天书差不多。非人生物的修炼方式与人类完全不同,它们没有具体的修真功法,主要是吸收天地精华,所以修炼速度远远比不上人类。而且为了给阎戮带一个好榜样,身为魔菇的尚可从不吸食生灵的精气神元,修炼速度更是慢得像蜗牛。

Shang Ke used his divine sense to check the contents within and it was pretty much a heavenly book. The way the humans and nonhuman creatures cultivated were completely different. They did not have a specific way to cultivate and mainly needed to absorb the essence of heaven and earth. As such, their cultivation speed are a far cry and cannot be compared to humans. And in order to set himself as a good example to Yan Lu, the Devil Mushroom Shang Ke never absorbed the energy of the people, so his cultivation speed was even more slower like a snail.

TL Note: Heavenly book as in it doesn’t make sense to him

“你能修炼吗?”尚可两眼闪亮地望着阎戮。虽然他看不懂,却也知道这是正道修真功法。阎戮现在什么都不缺,就缺一套完整的正道功法。

“Can you cultivate it?” Shang Ke’s eyes shone as he looked toward Yan Lu. Although he couldn’t make sense of it, he knew that this was a righteous method of cultivation. What Yan Lu lacked out of everything he had was a complete righteous cultivation method.

“能。”

“I can.”

“那……”赶紧修炼吧!通往神界的大门已经为你敞开。

“Then…” Hurry up and cultivate it! The gates to the immortal realm has been widely opened for you.

“不喜欢。”

“I don’t like it.”

“什么?”尚可疑惑。

“What?” Shang Ke was confused.

“不喜欢这种功法。”阎戮从储物戒中拿出一颗灵石,放在手中把玩,对那块玉简却是不屑一顾。

“I don’t like this cultivation method.” Yan Lu took out a spirit stone from the space ring and played it around in his hand, but he still showed his disdain toward that jade strip.

“那你喜欢怎样的功法?”给个目标,咱就是上刀山下火海也帮你弄来。

“Then what kind of cultivation method do you like?” As long as he was given a goal, even if he has to go to the ends of the world or jump into a pit of fire he would get it.

阎戮看了看他,认真道:“你这样的。”

Yan Ly looked at him, then seriously answered, “Your type.”

尚可一脸迷茫:“我这样是怎样?”

Shang Ke wore a thoroughly confused face, “What type is my type?”

“随心所欲,道法天成,吸收万物精华。”顿了顿,又补充,“还带着一股湿漉漉的魔菇气息。”

“Free to do as you please, your cultivation is as if it’s made by heaven as it can absorb the essence of all living things.” He paused, then added, “And carries a damp Devil Mushroom smell.”

前面这句也就算了,后面那句是几个意思?什么叫“湿漉漉的魔菇气息”?!

The first part can be ignored, but what was the meaning of the latter part? What “damp Devil Mushroom smell”?

“蘑菇是天生的,你羡慕不来!”尚可怒道,“你还是老老实实选择一个适合正常人类修炼的功法吧!”

“Being a mushroom is innate, you can’t obtain it no matter how much you want it!” Shang Ke angrily retorted, “You better choose a cultivation method that a regular human can practice and leave it at that!”

“嗯,你说的对。”阎戮点点头,“虽然不能像你一样,但我也有我的办法。”

“Hm, you’re right.” Yan Lu nodded his head, “Although I can’t be like you, I have my own way.”

“什么办法?”尚可一怔。

“What way?” Shang Ke stared blankly.

“炼化修真者的元婴,将他们的力量占为己有。”阎戮说话的语气随意得就像是在讨论今天的天气。

“Refine a cultivator’s nascent soul and make their powers my own.” Yan Lu’s tone was very casual as he spoke, as if he was just talking about today’s weather.

尚可:“……”这家伙的魔性简直浑然天成。

Shang Ke: “……” This guy’s devil character was simply like nature itself.

尚可深呼一口气,企图纠正他错误的认知:“这是不对的,修真者应该追求正道,摒弃邪念,否则便会堕入魔道。”

Shang Ke took a deep breath and attempted to correct his belief, “That isn’t right, cultivators should pursue the righteous path and abandon evil thought. Otherwise, will fall into devil path.”

“坠入魔道又如何?”阎戮困惑了,“小蘑菇不就是魔道妖灵?”

“So what if I fall into the devil path? Yan Lu was bewildered, “Little Mushroom, aren’t you a demon spirit of the devil path?”

尚可无言以对。这真是血淋淋的事实。但他之所以入魔道,完全是被某人害的好吗?

Shang Ke was speechless. This was unfortunately a bloody fact. But as for why he entered the devil path, it was all caused by someone okay?

阎戮将手搭在他的头顶,安慰道:“我觉得魔菇挺好的,你大可不必妄自菲薄,强迫自己追逐正道。”

Yan Lu placed his hand on top of his head, comforting him, “I think being a Devil Mushroom is pretty great, you don’t need to undervalue yourself and force yourself to chase the righteous path.”

他竟然反过来劝慰他!谁妄自菲薄了?谁追逐正道了?

He unexpectedly flipped it and comforted him! Who was undervaluing themselves? Who was chasing the righteous path?

尚可转身,无力地扑倒在床上。

Shang Ke turned and powerlessly fell onto the bed.

“要睡了吗?”阎戮跳下窗台,随手脱下外套,将尚可移到内侧,摆正,然后躺在他身边,道了一声,“晚安。”随即闭上眼睛,安然入睡。

“Are you going to sleep?” Yan Lu jumped off the window sill and took off his coat while he was at it and placed Shang Ke within it. After he tidied it up, he lied by him and said a “Good night.” and immediately closed his eyes, peacefully falling asleep.

尚可:“……”不知道为什么,突然觉得阎戮这样的人不修魔简直是暴殄天物!

Shang Ke: “……” He doesn’t know why, but he suddenly felt that if a person like Yan Lu did not practice devil cultivation, it was simply a waste!

第二天,尚可恢复精神,给自己打气,继续行善救人,以图从根本上感化这只万恶的魔头。

The next day, Shang Ke regained his spirit and encouraged himself. He continued to do good deeds and worked on reforming this devil that is entire evil.

余文杰在战斗中伤了根基,尚可亲自上山帮他寻找灵药,把他感动得不行。不仅是他,只要遇到有困难的人,他都会施以援手。每天靠采集的山果和草药、自己编制的各种小玩意以及弹琴卖艺等等,换取钱财,用于助人。

Yu Wenjue injured his foundation during the fight. Shang Ke personally went up the mountain to find him some spiritual herbs which moved him endlessly. Not only him, anyone he ran into that was in a difficult situation, he helped. He earned money everyday through gathering mountain fruits and herbs, making little toys or selling his skills through music. The wealth he obtained in exchange was used to help others.

开始尚可还感觉有些心累,但渐渐地,他发现这样能够练习身法,更快地融合天地灵气,也不失为一种修炼之法,于是,他对于“乐善好施”这种吃力不讨好的事,做得更加卖力了。

When Shang Ke first started doing this, he had still felt mentally tired. But gradually, he noticed that this is also a way to cultivate that could mix the heaven and earth spiritual qi even faster, and a type of cultivation to him. As such, he started to put more effort into this kind of “kind and charitable” thankless task.

阎戮无法理解,却也没有阻止,每天看他活力四射地到处乱窜。

Yan Lu was unable to understand but he also did not stop him. He watched everyday as he energetically ran all over.

余文杰则对尚可钦慕不已,几乎将他当作了自己的白月光。不过半个月的相处,便将一颗心遗落在他身上。

Yan Wenjie admired Shang Ke incessantly, he was almost treating him as his white moonlight. In merely half a month of interaction, he had left behind his heart on Shang Ke.

大树下,尚可席地而坐,手里抱着一把琵琶,手指舞动,弹奏出一串明快的曲调。他眉目低垂,神情专注,白色的头发在微风中轻轻飘动,阳光透过树叶,在他身上洒下一片斑驳。长衫素雅,气质如云,唯有那片薄唇,殷红如血,水润欲滴。

Under a tree, Shang Ke was sitting on the ground with a chinese lute in his hand. His fingers moved and played a fast tune. He face drooped low as he concentrated. His white hair lightly floated in the breeze and the sunlight sprinkled down with a mottled pattern on him through the leaves. His long gown was simple yet elegant, while he temperament was like the cloud. Only his lips were such a dark red like blood, glossy and lovely.

在他身边,围坐了七、八个孩子,他们安静地聆听着悦耳的琴声,小脑袋时不时随着曲子摇摆着。不远处的大人,也放下手中的活计,微笑驻足。

By his side were seven to eight children sitting around him, they quietly listened to the sweet-sounding music as their heads bobbed and swayed along with the music occasionally. Not too far from them, even the adults placed down their work, smiling as they took a break.

阎戮靠在一根石柱上,默默凝视着树下的尚可,毫无波澜的眼瞳中,倒映出他的身影。

Yan Lu leaned against a rock, silently watching Shang Ke below the tree. In his steady eyes, his figure shone.

余文杰心神俱醉,脸上出现了异于寻常的痴迷。

Yu Wenjie’s mind was entirely taken by Shang Ke, his usual infatuation appeared on his face.

沉浸在弹奏中的尚可并未发现,四周噪杂的声音不知何时已然消失,天地之间仿佛只剩下悠扬的琵琶之音。

Shang Ke who was immersed in his performance did not notice that the noise and voices around him had disappeared, leaving behind only the sound of the melodious lute being played.

修长的手指,在弹动间,留下一道道淡紫色的清雾,双眸流光闪烁,眼角微翘,红唇勾出一道魅人的弧度,美得分外妖冶。原本令人愉悦的曲子,逐渐变成摄人心魄的魔音。方圆数千米的人,全都神色恍惚,如痴似醉,一缕缕透明的精气从他们身上飘出,缓缓朝尚可的方向汇聚。

His slender fingers left behind a faint purple fog as he plucked the strings. The light in his eyes flickered and the corners slanted up. His red lips curved into an alluring smile, making him so much more devilishly beautiful. The music that was originally joyful for the listeners gradually become a devil sound that took in people’s soul. The surrounding one kilometer of people all wore dazzled expression as if they were intoxicated to the point of losing their senses. Strands of essence qi floated from their bodies and slowly converged in Shang Ke’s direction.

所有人中,唯有阎戮不着痕迹地勾了勾嘴角,毫无顾忌地开始吸收空中弥漫的精气。

Only Yan Lu smiled among all the people present. Without any qualm, he started to absorb the essence qi that filled the air.

“何方妖孽在此作怪!”正在此时,一声暴喝从不远处传来。声音划破天际,如利箭一般直直射向尚可,强大的真元之力,打断了他弹奏的动作。

“Which devil is causing trouble!” at this moment, a great shout come from a distant place. The voice slashed through the horizon and shot toward Shang Ke like an arrow. The great spiritual power interrupted his performance.

乐声一停,周围的人逐渐恢复神智,重新活动,完全没有发现刚才的异常。

Once the music stopped, the surrounding people gradually recovered their minds and once again started to move about. They have not notice the unusual event at all.

尚可愣神间,几名修真者已经掠至近前,其中一名白发老者喝斥道:“不过是一只小小精怪,竟敢在此作乱,妄图吸取活人精气。”

While Shang Ke was startled by the unexpected interruption, a couple righteous cultivators had arrived. A white hair old man among them started to berate, “It is just an insignificant spirit, to dare to cause trouble here and futilely absorb the people’s essence qi.”

尚可回忆了一下刚才发生的事,这才意识到自己做了什么。他应魔劫而化形,生成魔丹。虽然无害人之心,但体内的力量,却与他的心性背道而驰。无意中催动魔丹,吸取生灵之气。

Shang Ke thought back to what had just happened before he finally realized what he had just done. He was transformed by the devil tribulation and formed a devil dan(tian). Although he didn’t want to harm people, the power in his body was the opposite of his nature. He accidentally activated his devil dan and absorbed the people’s qi.

老者催动剑气,一阵清鸣之声响起,吓得周围的孩子四散跑开。

The old man activated his sword qi, causing a distinct sound that dispersed all the surrounding children away.

见面前只剩下尚可一人,老者毫不留情地向他发动了攻击。

Seeing how only Shang Ke remained before him, the old man showed no mercy as he started his attack.

“青崇师叔!不要。”余文杰在后方惊呼,“那是我的朋友。”

“ Martial Uncle Qing Chong! Don’t.” Yu Wenjie cried out in alarm behind him, “That is my friend.”

老者没有理他,继续挥剑猛攻。

The old man did not heed his words and continued to wave his sword.

尚可不用打也知道打不过,抱着琵琶就跑。老者和另外几名修真者紧追在他身后,无数剑气凌空飞射,在他身上划出一道道血痕。

Shang Ke knew he wouldn’t be able to beat him even without fighting. He held his lute and ran for it. The old man and the other cultivators followed closely behind, sending countless sword qi and slashing his back.

这是尚可第一次亲身体验修真者的攻击手段,那真是刀光剑影,杀气逼人,隔着几百米也能伤到他。

This was the first time Shang Ke experienced the attacking ways of a cultivator. That really was such a sharp and bright sword, the killing intent was pressuring and they were still able to injure him despite being several hundred meters away.

“师叔不要!”眼见尚可被一道剑气击倒在地,浑身鲜血淋漓,余文杰立刻上前阻拦,“师叔,他是我的朋友,请手下留情。”

“Don’t Martial Uncle!” Watching with his own eyes at how Shang Ke was knocked to the ground by a sword qi and drenched in blood, Yu Wenjie quickly went forward to stop, “Martial Uncle, he is my friend. Please have mercy on him.”

“留情?他是一只害人的精怪。今天不除了他,谁知他日后还会残害多少生灵。”青崇道人用剑指着地上的尚可。

“Mercy? This is a devil spirit that harms people. If we don’t deal with him today, who knows how many people he will harm.” Daoist Qing Chong used his sword to point at Shang Ke.

“不,他不会的!”余文杰求情道,“他救过我的命,也帮过很多人,就算他是精怪,也是一只心地善良的精怪。”

“No, he won’t!” Yu Wenjie plead, “He saved my life before and also helped many people. Even if he is a devil spirit, he is a kindhearted one.”

“你是不是被他迷惑了?”青崇道人冷冷道,“刚才他弹奏魔音,企图吸取他人精气,这也叫心地善良?”

“Are you bewitched by him?” Daoist Qing Chong coldly refuted, “The devil music he played just now attempted to absorb other people’s essence qi. This is still called kindhearted?”

余文杰眼中闪过一丝惊愕,转头看向尚可。他挣扎着从地上站起来,衣衫散乱,一身血迹,幽深的目光中带着几分忧伤。左额被剑气划破,鲜血从左眼流下,在眼角凝聚成一颗血珠,然后缓缓从白皙的脸庞上滑落。

A trace of shock flashed through Yu Wenjie eyes and he turned back to look at Shang Ke. Shang Ke struggled up from the ground, his clothes in complete disorder and bloodstained. A bit of distress shone in his dark eyes. The left of his forehead was cut by the sword qi and blood flowed down to his eye, coagulating into a bloody drop that slowly slid down to his fair face.

少年如玉,清丽无双。

A youth like jade, lucid and elegant without compare.

相处半个月,余文杰无法相信尚可会是一只害人的精怪。但是,刚才的魔音连他都被蛊惑了,若非师叔他们赶到,后果实在不堪设想。

After interacting with him for half a month, Yu Wenjie was unable to believe that Shang Ke was a harming devil spirit. But the devil music just now, even he was bewitched. If it weren’t for his Martial Uncle getting here in time, the consequences would be unthinkable.

余文杰眼神复杂,不知该如何是好。

Yu Wenjie’s gaze was complicated, he didn’t know what to do.

尚可却是暗自苦笑,行善百次,只要不小心作恶一次,前期努力便化为虚有。

Shang Ke nevertheless forced a smile inside. No matter how much good deeds you do, once you do something bad by accident once, the hard work from before would all fade into nothing.

青崇道人没耐心等余文杰抉择,提起长剑又朝尚可攻去。

Daoist Qing Chong did not have the patience to wait for Yu Wenjie to make his choice, he raised his sword and attacked Shang Ke again.

尚可本想用魔气回击,但看到远处的阎戮,又放弃了这个想法。事已至此,干脆将计就计,即使被逼到绝境,他也不用魔功害人。

Shang Ke had originally wanted to used devil qi to fight back, but when he saw Yan Lu standing in the distance, he gave up on that thought. The matter has already progressed to this point, he will do things his own way. Even if he was forced to an impasse, he will still not use his devil cultivation to harm others.

身在魔渊,心向正道。纵为世人所鄙弃,依然心志不改。

His body was of a devils while his heart was on the path of righteous. Disdained by other people, but still not willing to change.

尚可紧缚魔心,只守不攻,身上的伤痕不断增加,眼中逐渐蒙上一层泪雾,但目光始终坚定,毫无惧色。

Shang Ke tensed his devil heart and only defended without attacking. The injuries continued to pile up on his body while a misty layer of tears gradually fogged his eyes. But his eyes were still firm without fear.

“仙长,请手下留情,尚小哥是好人啊!”正在这时,路旁一名老妇人突然大声恳求道。

“Immortal Elder, please have mercy! Brother Shang is a good person!” Right at this moment, an old lady suddenly called out and begged.

“是啊,请仙长手下留情,放他一马吧。”又有一人附和。

“Yes, please have mercy Immortal Elder, let him go.” Another person agreed.

“不要伤害尚大哥。”这是刚才听琵琶的孩子们。

“Don’t hurt Big Brother Shang!” These were from the children that listened to him playing the lute.

越来越多的声音此起彼伏地响起,他们都是这段时间受过尚可恩惠的人。虽然只是小小恩惠,但对心地淳朴的他们来说,却是无比感恩。

More and more people’s voices started to rise up. They were all people that had received help from SHang Ke. Although it was just small graces, to the simple and honest them, they were still very grateful.

青崇道人等人一脸怔然,没想到这群凡人居然会为一只精怪说情。刚才差点被他摄走心魂犹不自知,真是愚不可及!

Daoist Qing Chong face was full of shock. He didn’t expect this group of ordinary people to still plead for mercy for a devil spirit. Their soul was almost taken by him just now, they were just impossibly stupid!

余文杰却是心中触动,下跪道:“请师叔放过他吧。”

Yu Wenjue nevertheless was moved, he knelt and begged, “Martial Uncle, please let him go.”

“你!”平头百姓无知也就算了,他这个师侄竟也如此,都被迷了心智吗?青崇道人怒不可遏,指着尚可道:“滚!最好别再让我看到你,否则我一定不会手下留情。”

“You!” The common people being ignorant was one thing, but even this Martial Nephew of him was like this, were they all infatuated to the point they lost their minds? Daoist Qin Chong couldn’t restrain his rage as he pointed a finger at Shang Ke, “Scram! You better not let me see you again, I won’t let you off so easily next time.”

尚可站起身,环视一周,然后平举双臂,深深朝这些善良的百姓行了一礼。他们不仅救了他的命,还给了他完成任务的希望。

Shang Ke stood up and looked around him. Then he raised his arms and deeply bowed to these good and honest common people. They not only saved his life, they also gave him back the hope of completely his mission.

尚可迈着踉跄的步子,在众人的目送下,离开了这座小城。

Shang Ke staggeringly walked and left this small town under everyone’s gaze.

自始至终,阎戮都只是在一旁漠然地看着。等尚可离开后,他又将视线转向飞星剑派这群人,盯视片刻,然后转身朝尚可离开的方向走去。

From start to finish, Yan Lu merely watched indifferently from the side. After Shang Ke left, he turned his sight onto the members of Flying Star Sword Sect. He stared for a while before turning and heading to the direction Shang Ke left in.

阎戮在一片树林中找到了尚可那件沾满血迹的衣服,目光扫视一圈,准确地在一截老树根上找到了一棵蔫了吧唧的蘑菇。

Yan Lu found Shang Ke’s muddy and bloody clothes in a forest. His eyes swept around his surroundings and he accurately found a withered mushroom on a tree root.

他蹲下身,淡淡道:“明明是一只魔菇,为何非得走正道,顺天则?以你的灵性,依靠魔功,不用两百年,即可修成魔体,超凡入圣。那些人又怎会是你的对手?”

He crouched down and quietly said, “You are just a devil mushroom, why must you walk the righteous path and obey heavenly principles? With your spiritual nature, if you work on your devil cultivation, you would cultivate a devil body in not even two hundred years and ascend. Then, how would those people be your opponent?”


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33 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 45: Everyone Loves Little Immortal Mushroom (III)

  1. Little Fluffy Ninja Sheep says:

    *sits crosslegged in the shrine*
    *gazes at the statue holding the mushrooms*
    *cough* Yan Lu prolly lost his non-existent morality and his memories together.
    He really likes to rub his mushroom heh (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖)
    *burns an incense for cannon fodder Yu*
    Thank you goddess Snowy-sama for the update! *kowtows*

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  2. Ignobilia says:

    Now I will just lie here, digesting my BL food and waiting for more with wide open mouth…

    I’m such a glutton..

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  3. Hisana says:

    Feeling very yandere vibes so far from the ML. Hope Shang Ke will have a happy end for a bit. Ahh, but he has to leave tragically…Boo hoo hoo TT~TT

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  4. I don’t know why Shang Ke is struggling so much with Yan Lu’s cultivation! He only need to said “reach the God Lord realm and you can eat me” and I bet that Yan Lu will reach it in not time and then take his time to “eat” our little mushroom again and again~

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  5. Ungrateful Camper says:

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    ┳┻|ヘミ∧?!
    ┻┳|・ο・)
    ┳┻|⊂ノ 
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    Sneak a peek for rest of the chapter… not yet… k, imma wait rite here

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  6. trippuchi says:

    I feel like Shang Ke should expect things to go sideways with the way the past 4 worlds have gone; getting the same result 3 times is already enough to support a hypothesis, you know? lolol I guess the little mushroom will find out soon enough. Thank you so much for the chapter Snowy!

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  7. BigBug says:

    I want a mushroom like that. So envious. How does evil mushroom smell like? Does it smell like poison? -,.- thank you for your hard work!!

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  8. Rinth says:

    ML became such a devil this time. Is it because of too much heartbreak?

    Thank you very much for the chapter Snowy-sama~!

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