Chapter 47: Everyone Loves Little Immortal Mushroom (V)
After leaving the Heavenless Secret Realm, Shang Ke took out all the accumulated treasures and asked Yan Lu, “Is there anything you want?”
Yan Lu had wanted to see how Little Mushroom was planning to ‘share the booty’, But who would have thought that, in the first place, this guy lacked self-awareness. Being so defenseless, if he was seen by a stranger, he probably would be eaten clean without a trace.
Yan Lu looked at the treasures one by one, his face showing neither sorrow nor joy. Even if he saw something interesting, his passion was not ignited. In this world, useful things were chosen while the useless ones were disposed of, there was no need to think too much about it.
Seeing that he was looking through a few jade strips of cultivation methods, Shang Ke asked, “Did you find a suitable cultivation method?”
Yan Lu handed one over to him. His evaluation of it: “Not bad.”
Shang Ke checked it curiously and then looked at Yan Lu strangely, “You think this one isn’t bad?”
Yan Lu nodded.
“If I’m not hallucinating, this is a dual cultivation method,” Shang Ke pointed at the jade strip, his expression very stern.
Yan Lu said, “If you practice dual cultivation with me, your cultivation speed will see a manifold increase.”
Shang Ke shook his head vigorously, “Nonono, I am a devil cultivator, I can’t practice dual cultivation with you.”
“Won’t it be alright if I also walk the devil path? ” Yan Lu did not feel that there was anything wrong with devil cultivation.
Shang Ke had taken great pains to prevent this guy from turning into a devil. How could he allow his progress to have a setback?
“No. No way.” Shang Ke’s tone was very firm.
Yan Lu did not insist. He just played with the jade strip, his face contemplative. This seemed to be the first time Little Mushroom had refused his request, wasn’t it?
“Daoist Luo He hoarded first-class treasures. Why don’t you take another look at them?” Shang Ke did his best to advertise.
Yan Lu glanced through them again and finally picked out a flying sword and two jade strips. He gave the rest of the items to Shang Ke to deal with.
“Is that enough? You don’t want to take a few more?” As a Devil Lord, he was actually not moved by treasure? Was this scientific?
“You can have the rest to protect your life.”
Shang Ke felt as if his an arrow shot his knee.
That night, Shang Ke became a mushroom again while Yan Lu took out the jade strip, pondering over it. Although he did not have any memories, his comprehension of cultivation was extraordinary, as if he had cultivated thousands of times in the past.
Mobilizing the true essence in his body, Yan Lu spat out a breath of foul air after cycling it through his body a few times. Light shone and flickered on his body, giving him a very impressive aura. After the light disappeared, Yan Lu turned his head to look at the little mushroom hidden in the corner. His gaze was gloomy and thoughtful.
In the next few months, Yan Lu concentrated on cultivating and Shang Ke felt gratified. He would happily make a variety of delicious food for him, carefully protecting him as he cultivated. He felt the completion of the mission nearing.
Because progress was going so smoothly, Shang Ke almost forgot that this person had nearly become the future Devil Lord, someone who would never follow good morals.
That day Shang Ke was in a hot spring, soaking his mushroom bath when a delicate fragrance of unknown origin came floating by. Shang Ke couldn’t help but sniff at the air a few times. Soon enough, his mind became dazed and his consciousness muddled.
In his daze, he vaguely acknowledged a figure entering the hot spring and slowly draw nearer to him.
Yan Lu? Shang Ke was dizzy and powerless as his body began to slip beneath the water. A pair of large hands pulled him up and wrapped around his back, slowly trailing down to his legs before pulling at his waist and tangling their bodies together.
The dense steam rising off the springs turned Shang Ke’s cheeks a faint pink. With his glazed eyes and slightly parted lips, he appeared like a cherry after rain in the fog. His head was slightly tilted back, revealing his slender and white neck. Drops of water slowly tricked down his throat and slid gracefully back into the water without a sound.
Yan Lu’s eyes drooped low as he concentrated on him. This was his first time observing his Little Mushroom at such a close range. His appearance was delicate and enticing, seductive and yet somehow innocent–he truly was a beautiful little mushroom.
There wasn’t any lust in his eyes, only curiosity and solemnity. Supporting Shang Ke’s lower back, Yan Lu dipped his head down and met his lips. A trickle of true essence crossed between their lips.
Shang Ke unconsciously absorbed it, an expression of joy appearing on his face.
Yan Lu’s lips quirked up at the edges, somewhat surprised and in no small way pleased, before continuing to pass over qi.
As Shang Ke absorbed more and more true essence, his body began to gradually evolve. His white skin gave off a brilliant luster and his phoenix eyes gained a new level of depth and beauty, his appearance becoming overall even more seductive.
After a little while, Yan Lu drew back. Shang Ke unconsciously followed his breath and placed his face by his, nose rubbing past Yan Lu’s lower jaw as he started to sniff at his neck. Warm breath spread across his skin, giving birth to a rather weak feeling forming in the bottom of Yan Lu’s heart.
Yan Lu’s eyes darkened and he gathered true essence in his dantian. He propped up Shang Ke’s legs and positioned his hips, then raised his body up and slowly squeezed in.
Shang Ke’s brows faintly knitted, softly groaning as he tried to move back. But his slender waist was held firmly in place by Yan Lu as he pushed deeper in.
“Ah…” With his body suddenly being intruded upon, Shang Ke felt a bit of pain. But with the flow of warmth coming through, he gradually adapted and started to coordinate with Yan Lu’s movements, cycling the true essence through his body.
The true essence made its rounds between the two through their most intimate places, growing faster and faster as even the water was starting to boil, causing vapor to rapidly fill the air around them. Countless drops of water rose with clamorous hissing and bubbling noises.
Shang Ke somewhat regained his mind with sounds. When he discovered that he was currently partaking in “intense exercise” with Yan Lu, his mind went blank.
“Uhn…” The true essence entered and merged with his body. The double pleasure of his strength increasing and lust made it hard for him to resist. The devil dan within his body that had remained silent for a long time acted as if it was filled with vitality and turned bright.
His devil qi that had stagnated in place for a hundred year broke through in one night with Yan Lu. After truly trying it once, one would know the ecstasy of it. The moment it became a habit, one would not be able to break free from it anymore.
What was even harder for Shang Ke to accept was that through the dual cultivation Yan Lu practiced with him, he mixed with his devil qi and once again went straight back to the devil path.
His hard work of persuasion and companionship for a hundred years all turned into dust. Shang Ke’s body was filled with pleasure but his heart was filled with pain.
A single teardrop fell from his eye, a mix of the pleasure and pain as it quickly mixed with and became a part of the spring.
Spying this, Yan Lu swiftly stopped all movement, his stagnant eyes finally showed some signs of being affected. A feeling he had never felt before wormed its way around rose in his heart. It felt like something inside him had been touched.
“Little Mushroom…” His softly sighed and once again started to move.
With the exchange of their true essence and the rise of desire, Shang Ke couldn’t help but sink within it…
They were done for. Not just Yan Lu, but even he would completely fall to the devil path…
Their dual cultivation continued for three days, the spring water were all evaporated from the heat brought by the true essence leaking from them.
Yan Lu’s talent in devil cultivation was extremely high, and Shang Ke with his devil spirit body was compatible with him. This was one of the reasons why Yan Lu chose to dual cultivate with him. From his point of view, this way of cultivation was applicable for both of them.
Little Mushroom always strictly adhere to principle and did not dare to take so much as a step past the moral line, causing his strength to never rise and instead decline. If this continued, in a couple hundred thousand years, he would return to his previous form. Since Little Mushroom wasn’t willing to break his principles, Yan Lu would help him.
Even more than that was the feeling of dual cultivating with Little Mushroom. It was truly pleasurable beyond his expectations. After they finished cultivating, he continued on several more times, and those times completely satisfied his body’s desire.
Yan Lu sat by the stone bed, looking down at the soundly sleeping Shang Ke. His fingers unconsciously played with his hair, his eyes dark…
Shang Ke only slept for a couple hours before waking up. With the abundant power in his body, it made him feel very energized and his recovery speed also greatly increased. With just a single session of dual cultivation, his strength increased by several folds, almost comparable to a Core Formation Stage cultivator.
However, he didn’t care about the increase in his strength, he only cared about whether the mission could still be completed. He couldn’t fail this time, otherwise the mission difficulty would be increased again. The difficulty double mission was already tiring him out so badly, if it was raised a couple more times, he might actually fall into a never-ending death and reincarnation cycle.
As for chastity and whatnot, it was all just floating clouds in front of life and death.
While he was deep in thought, something flit through his mind and Shang Ke subconsciously turned his head to look outside the cave. In a flash, Yan Lu’s figure appeared in his line of sight.
Some kind of subconscious alarm system seems to have been born between him and this man.
Yan Lu wore entirely black clothing, his long hair hanging behind him as he walked leisurely. His temperament was dignified and already substantially different from a few days earlier. He held vaguely the demeanor of a future Devil Lord.
“Awake?” Yan Lu’s voice was low and seem to carry a trace of joy.
Joy? This naturally near-emotionless guy could actually experience joy?
“What have you done?” Shang Ke gritted his teeth and asked.
He even dared to ask ‘what’s wrong’! Shang Ke spat angrily, “I said that I didn’t want to dual cultivate with you!”
“So what?” Yan Lu did not feel that connecting their bodies and dual cultivating to promote their strength was anything wrong.
“You…” Do you not think about my feelings at all?
Shang Ke stopped mid-sentence, as he suddenly recalled the fragrance he had smelled back when he was soaking in the hot spring. That fragrance was likely the reason he had become so dazed. If he was clear-headed, he could have just turned back into his original form and avoided dual cultivating with him. Yan Lu clearly considered that outcome, so he resolved to poison.
Thinking of that, Shang Ke really wish he could kill this devil! As opposed to the Yan Lu of the past few worlds, the one before him did whatever he wanted regardless of morality. This man without any integrity really made him want to blow his top. But he knew that being angry was useless. What was more important was how to settle the current predicament.
Yan Lu once again chose the devil path and his cultivation has already reached the Core Formation Stage. When he formed a Devil Nascent Soul, there would be no way to change things. It was impossible for him to have a second chance at preventing him from passing his tribulation.
“Little Mushroom, let’s dual cultivate once every three months until Nascent Soul Stage.” Yan Lu suddenly spoke, “For now, let’s go to where the people assembly together and gather some essence energy from them.”
If you want to go, then go by yourself! He wasn’t going! Shang Ke thought angrily.
Suddenly, he was enlightened. That’s right, it was dual cultivation. That meant that if one party doesn’t cooperate, then the other party will be unable to cultivate!
He can totally be the one to not cooperate!
Shang Ke saw Yan Lu’s gaze gradually turning brighter: O Great Devil Lord of All Evil, please accept this teammate’s wonderous counterattack! Little Mushroom shall start “connection-loss” fighting mode.
Shang Ke had forgotten, no matter how much he tries to play dead, the one holding the reigns to “dual cultivation” was always going to be Yan Lu. He couldn’t play dead just because he wants to…
Basically not cooperating, playing dead, frozen tuna.