Chapter 50: Everyone Loves Little Immortal Mushroom (VIII)
【Where did you say the spring was?】 When they arrived at the summit of God Perch Peak, Shang Ke did not see the clear spring Yan Lu spoken of. There were only seven entrance-size empty holes.
Yan Lu looked up at the starry sky and said, “Right now.”
He had just finished speaking when a rumbling sound came from below their feet. Soon after, they could see fog coming out from the seven holes. Following that, spring water bubbled out, emitting a silvery white color light. Looking from above, they looked like Ursa Major.
Shang Ke asked in amazement, 【How did you know spring water was going to come out?】
“Intuition.” Yan Lu stuck his walking stick into the ground and then took off his worn out clothes. He selected a random spring and jumped in.
Intuition? Shang Ke had a thought. Yan Lu’s cultivation was at Immortalization Stage before he lost his memories. If he cultivated a thousand years ago, then it was very likely he had went to the Origin Realm before. So even if he lost his memories, he subconsciously still some impression of it.
Yan Lu soaked in the spring and spat out a breath of impure qi. Following that, he immediately place the flower bud that was resting in his palm on top of the water.
After the flower bud was placed into the water, it did not sink. Instead, it floated there like a small boat, swaying gentling with the ripples.
Yan Lu leaned against the spring and closed his eyes. He extended his limbs and slowly entered a cultivation state. His true essence cycled and the spring water started to move rhythmically. Circle after circle of silver light floated out. After they touched the flower bud, they splitted and echoed with each other.
Shang Ke could vaguely feel a trace of cool air pouring into his soul, condensing and plentiful. Along with the increase of Yan Lu’s cycling, the temperature within his body also increased higher and higher like there was a fire within him.
Just when Shang Ke thought that he was going to burn into ashes, the fire swiftly bursted and turned into countless sparks, sprinkling everywhere.
Yan Lu seem to have felt it and slowly opened his eyes, only to notice that the flower bud on the water surface and already started blooming without his notice. The layers of petals was like a fire in mist, it was devilishly beautiful and moving.
In the center of the flower, a small elegant mushroom with spotlessly white body that was translucent and bright emitted a luster like moonlight.
Yan Lu couldn’t help but reach out to touch it. Just as his hands touched the light outside, the blooming Flaming Red Sky’s petals started to open and turn into dazzling white light that suddenly flickered.
When the white light dimmed, a familiar figure appeared before Yan Lu’s eyes.
Shang Ke had only felt his consciousness become muddled and when he opened his eyes, he had already transformed into a human. He did not expect that he would be able to transform so quickly, it looks like these springs definitely aren’t ordinary things.
Shang Ke raised his head to look at Yan Lu, his eyes gleaming with emotions. Within the entrance-size springs, two man intimately embraced and could feel each other’s temperature.
Yan Lu treated him like a treasure as he gently stroke Shang Ke’s cheek. His withered wrinkle hands made a great contrast against Shang Ke’s bright and smooth skin.
Yan Lu’s movement suddenly stopped, he was unable to stop staring at his own hand.
Shang Ke held his hand and smiled when he saw that, “Yan Lu, I can transform again.”
Yan Lu’s eyes swept past his eyebrows, his eyes and finally landed on his lips. Using his old voice, he said, “I waited too long.”
“Sorry.” In Shang Ke’s clear eyes, the old and gray-haired Yan Lu were reflected in them.
Yan Lu gloomily said, “Little Mushroom, now that the both of us are both on the righteous path, are you willing to dual cultivate with me?”
“Of course.” Shang Ke replied without hesitation.
“Even if I’m old like this, you don’t care?”
Shang Ke stared at his face for a while and said a bit at loss, “I do care a little, how about you wear a mask in the future when we dual cultivate?”
Yan Lu: “…I don’t like to wear masks.”
Shang Ke sighed, “Then it can’t be helped, I will wear it.” Although he said that, there wasn’t any disdain in his eyes. In his point of view, his mental age was actually not that different from Yan Lu. He was also very familiar with Yan Lu, they have long surpassed the level of just looking at appearances.
Yan Lu’s eyes rippled and he said, “There’s no need for such trouble. Little Mushroom, tell me. Do you like a young and inexperienced youngster or a sturdy youth? A steady middle-age man or a wise and farsighted elderly?”
Shang Ke: “Ah? What do you mean?
Yan Lu explained, “With my constitution, once my cultivation enters a certain stage, I can reconstruct my appearance.”
Ordinary cultivators would obtain the ability change their appearance after they reach Nascent Soul Stage. Yan Lu had went through the devil tribulation so his body was already out of the ordinary. If it weren’t for the backlash of destroying his cultivation being too high, he would not suddenly become old either.
Shang Ke’s eyes widen, since he can remake his appearance, why did he pretend to be a sloppy old man? Does he not know that in this world based on looks, just how important appearances are?!
Shang Ke stayed quiet for a moment, then spoke, “I think, I like the children look more.”
“…You like childrens?” Yan Lu’s expression was grave, in a seldom distressed mood. “It’s not impossible to change into a child, but if I do that, there’s a lot of dual cultivation positions we can’t do. Only if we research some more techniques…”
“Halt!” Shang Ke finally understood, this guy really has no integrity to be spoken of, “Just turn back into how you were before.”
Yan Lu’s lips rose. He dipped his head to peck Shang Ke’s lips then submerged into the water. Not longer after, the spring water started to bubble and fog rose. The surrounding turned hazy.
Shang Ke was vigilantly looking around when he suddenly felt a large hand suddenly drag him under water. Then his lips were blocked, a fiery tongue slipped through his lips. The two man floated in the water as their bodies tangled together like conjoined twins.
Right at this moment, several cultivators appeared above the spring.
One of them spoke, “Strange, this place is full of immortal qi, why can’t we find the source?”
The other added, “Perhaps we came too late and someone else already too it?”
The fog in the air blocked everyone’s line of sight and they were not mindful of the seven springs at the summit. They also did not sense the two below in the spring that were dual cultivating. These seven springs were called “Seven Star Spring” and were linked together, assembling into a special array. Only if one entered the middle of the array would one find the peculiarness, otherwise, it was very hard to notice anything strange.
The underwater Shang Ke and Yan Lu were not even forty to fifty meters away from those cultivators. The sharped ear them heard everything those cultivators said.
Shang Ke hand both arms around Yan Lu’s neck and his legs around his waist, he didn’t dare to move.
But Yan Lu did not care, he entered and left as he pleased, enjoying himself. While he moved, he also did not forget to cycle his true essence and the yin-yang blended.
Shang Ke was like a small fish that was being poked in the stomach, bubbles rose from his mouth in succession. His body floated heavily in the water, besides clinging tightly to Yan Lu, he simply couldn’t do anything.
Shang Ke raised his head up to look out the spring. He couldn’t help but complain: Just how long does that group plan to idle around and chat? He’s about to be cooked into mushroom soup by a certain vigorous someone alright?!
Like they heard Shang Ke’s complaints, that group of cultivators finally left God Perch Peak after their search ended up fruitless.
Shang Ke repeatedly slapped Yan Lu’s shoulder, hinting at him to quickly go up. But Yuan Lu remain unmoved and continued to hold his little mushroom to roll around under water.
【I’m about to run out of breath.】 Shang Ke hastily used his divine sense to tell him.
Yan Lu looked at Shang Ke who was doing his best to hold his breath and asked strange: 【As a mushroom, do you not know that you can breathe underwater?】
Shang Ke: …He could do that?
Apparently Yan Lu felt that Shang Ke’s current expression was very interesting so he took a couple more looks at it.
Shang Ke wrinkled his nose and tried breathing underwater, he really could do it. The spring water permeated his body and turned into nutrients that was absorbed by him. The more he absorbed, the more power he gained. The water seem to contain some kind of power that condensed their true essence bit by bit and allowed their cultivation to become even more successful.
The two were like sponges, absorbing the water without end and then turning it into power by dual cultivation.
He didn’t know how long it lasted when Yan Lu suddenly opened his eyes and a golden light flashed through his eyes. The true essence in his body started to quickly condense, then spiral rapidly. Finally, an infant looking energy body formed in his dantain, turning into a Nascent Soul.
And for Shang Ke, the true essence in his body condensed into a golden dan, immortal qi covered his entire body. At the same time, the Flaming Red Sky on his right chest once again blossomed, burning brightly on his white skin, so dazzling red.
The two were covered by the golden light emitted from their body and entered a new stage together, greatly improving their cultivation.
Shang Ke did not even have the time to feel happy when he felt Yan Lu’s body shake and a warm flow entered his body.
It wasn’t true essence, but… Shang Ke’s cheeks went red as he glared at Yan Lu. Nevertheless, the other had a face of calm and did not have any plans of stopping once his high tide passed. He held Shang Ke and continued to “cultivate” until he cooked Shang Ke into a greatly nutrioush mushroom soup…
A couple hours later, the spring water disappeared. Yan Lu fly out of the spring with a Shang Ke that had completely gone limp.
Shang Ke put on a long gown, completely covering the bits and dots on his body.
Yan Lu lowered his head and helped him tie his belt.
Although they remained silent, a faint tender feeling lingered around them.
Right at this moment, Heaven and Earth suddenly shook and a great pressuring power appeared. Everyone in the Origin Realm activated their true essence, doing their best to resist the attack of the power. But after a short period of time, many people had blood flowing from their eyes, ears, nose and mouth. The true essence in their body went chaotic like a small boat in a rainstorm, in danger of overturning at any time.
Everyone did not expect that when they were close to leaving this realm that such a fierce attack would hit them. Just the might of god almost scattered everyone’s soul.
In the short time of an incense, two-thirds of the cultivators were heavily injured while a portion directly died. For a comment, screams and explosions repeated one after another, alarming everyone.
Just when everyone was about to reach their limits, their surrounding space twisted. Everyone in the Origin Realm was expelled from it.
In the sky, body after body fell like a meteor shower. Light bloomed and blood rained.
The other group of people were heavily injured, their complexion were deathly white and they did their best to steady themselves as they staggered in the sky.
Only a small number of people stood tall and free of harm. The outstanding ones were like the splendor of the sun and moon, so brilliant that everyone focuses on them as they stood tall within the group of injuries.
The different levels of cultivations displayed their difference.
While everyone was paying attention, a dazzling golden light bloomed in the sky.
Everyone covered their eyes at the same time, they did not dare to look at it.
Within the dazzling golden light, two vague figures appeared.