Chapter 557: Hugging each other and crying
“One for each day of the week? Does it mean that you have a different dao name every single day during the course of the week? Isn’t that rather tiresome?” Senior Sister Ye asked.
“Ahaha, about that… I got used to it after a while.” Song Shuhang forced a smile. Then, he continued with his self-introduction.
He told her how his life as a cultivator began three months ago when he was added to the Nine Provinces Number One Group by mistake.
Afterward, he spoke how he managed to complete his ‘Hundred Days Foundation Establishment’ thanks to the help of the seniors of the Nine Provinces Number One Group; then, he continued describing everything he went through during the following two or so months.
“Hold on!” Senior Sister Ye suddenly asked, “How much time has passed since you started cultivating?”
Song Shuhang replied, “About two months, I guess? But if you add the time I’ve passed here in the’ Lower City’ of the Time City, it should be around three months.”
Senior Sister Ye’s eyes became red, and she burst out in tears.
Song Shuhang was speechless. Just what had happened to Senior Sister Ye?
Senior Sister Ye waved her hand and said, “Don’t mind me, please, sob, sob, sob~ You can continue with your introduction. Sob, sob, sob~ A sad feeling suddenly welled up in my heart, and I couldn’t help but cry. It’s absolutely not because I’ve heard that you started cultivating just recently. I’m not sad for that reason; it’s completely not your fault! Sob, sob, sob~”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Shuhang felt that he had to adapt to her habit of suddenly bursting into tears if he wanted to pass the rest of his life with Ye Si.
After the brief self-introduction, the two of them now had a better understanding of the other one.
Senior Sister Ye wiped away her tears and said, “In that case, from today onwards, we should start dating and try to become partners, that kind of relationship where you have sex.”
Senior Sister, can you stop mentioning the word ‘sex’ every time?
“Anyway, now you can also read all the books here present! There is a huge number of books here, enough for you to read for a very long time!” Senior Sister Ye smiled and stretched out her hands, pointing at the hundreds of thousands of books inside the room.
Song Shuhang asked in puzzlement, “Eh? Is that alright? After all, we haven’t become partners yet.”
The cultivation techniques, experiences, and knowledge that sects had accumulated over time were secret that had to be treasured and couldn’t be passed down to outsiders.
Even the disciples of the sect had to slowly make their own way if they wanted a get a hold of the cultivation techniques, experiences, and knowledge safeguarded in their sect.
“Yes, it’s fine. The content of the books here present is not related to the cultivation techniques passed down in our Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. The content of the books is mostly related to theories, techniques, and cultivation experiences that are already widely known in the world of cultivators. As long as the two of us are fated to get into a serious relationship, you can also read these books,” Senior Sister Ye replied.
In other words, the hundreds of thousands of books present here were books about the ‘general knowledge’ of the world of cultivators. The ancient world of cultivators was incredibly prosperous before the new Wielder of the Will brought disaster on it. Back then, some individuals gathered all the valuable knowledge and cultivation-related experiences and orderly arranged them into volumes, allowing all the people in the world of cultivators to read them in exchange for a large number of spirit stones.
It was one of the best periods for loose cultivators.
“I see.” After hearing this much, Song Shuhang was much more relieved and casually picked a book from the many lying around.
There were four words written on the cover of the book. The words were written using an ancient language that Song Shuhang couldn’t understand. But as soon as he looked at the four words, the true qi inside his body surged and moved according to the pattern drawn by the words.
Then, just like that, he was able to read and understand the meaning of the four words.
❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
Isn’t this the cultivation technique that Senior Sister Ye is practicing?
“Senior Sister Ye, you placed the book of this cultivation technique here by mistake.” Song Shuhang quickly returned the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ to Senior Sister Ye.
One had to pay a big price if they were to casually look at the unique cultivation techniques of other sects, and Song Shuhang had no intention of getting involved in such a troublesome matter.
“Path-seeking Scholar, you can just call me Ye Si! We are partners now… well, still dating actually, but it’s the type of relationship where one ends up having sex!” Senior Sister Ye said earnestly.
Afterward, she stretched her hand and took the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, returning it to Song Shuhang after glancing at it.
“?” Song Shuhang.
“The ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ isn’t really a secret technique of the Crystal-Clear Water Pavilion. It’s something my teacher and I created together. It’s a tailor-made cultivation technique just for me. Although it’s not complete yet, it can allow the user to reach the Sixth Stage Realm. Anyway, it’s a cultivation technique that belongs to me. Therefore, you can borrow it as long as you have my permission,” Senior Sister Ye said complacently.
An exclusive, tailor-made cultivation technique!
Tailor-made cultivation techniques were perhaps not comparable to top-notch cultivation techniques. However, they were surely the most suitable for the user and could allow one to bring into full play their skills.
No wonder Senior Sister Ye placed the book related to this cultivation technique directly amidst the ocean of books.
But wasn’t it a bit too coincidental that I casually picked up a book and it turned out to be the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯?
“Do you want to take a look at the cultivation technique? Perhaps you can understand me better by taking a look at it. After all, from a certain point of view, the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ is like a small biography of my life,” Senior Sister Ye said with a smile.
Song Shuhang shot her a glance and opened the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯.
The words used to describe the cultivation technique resembled Chinese characters, but at the same time, they were somewhat different.
Just like the with the four words of the title, as soon as Song Shuhang looked at the content of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯, the true qi in his body slowly started to surge.
Then, he began to understand the content of the ❮Tome of Never-Ending Tears❯ as though it was something natural.
Song Shuhang had just shot a glance at the first page of the tome when a sad feeling welled up in his heart.
The sad feeling was incredibly strong!
Song Shuhang started to recall various trivial matters that happened to him from his childhood up until now. For example, when his Elder Sister Yaya stole his candies, when he tripped and fell while running, when a large hole suddenly appeared next to him, when he almost choked while eating, when a group of people starting chasing him for unknown reasons and wanted to kill him, when his mental energy sharply increased and his constitution couldn’t keep up with it anymore, or when his body started to spurt out blood…
Countless sad memories gathered together and simultaneously attacked Song Shuhang’s spirit. Soon after, he felt a lump in his throat and his eye sockets reddened.
He felt incredibly sad at this time!
Immediately after, tears started to stream down his cheeks, without any sign of stopping.
“Sob, sob, sob~ I’m so sad. Why am I so sad~” Song Shuhang knelt on the ground and shouted, “My life up until now has been simply a tragedy, totally miserable. Why have I been living such a life up until now? Just what’s the point of keep living in this world? Sob, sob, sob… I feel as though I have been living a super unhappy life all along. Sob, sob, sob~”
Wait… wait a moment! Just what the hell am I saying? Why did I suddenly get depressed?
How can a little bit of misfortune stop me? I’m iron-willed Song Shuhang!
The depression won’t easily defeat my will!
However, he still felt quite sad.
Song Shuhang felt as though his will had separated from his body. Although his will was as strong as iron, his body was unexpectedly weak and couldn’t keep up.
At last, he burst into tears and cried copiously, looking very aggrieved.
His tears fell incessantly, just as though they were raindrops, and soaked the ground below.
Senior Sister Ye quickly said, “Ah! Path-seeking Scholar, don’t cry so aggrievedly! If you keep crying like that, you’ll affect me as well!”
“I know… Senior Sister Ye, I know… sob, sob, sob~ but I just can’t stop. It’s so embarrassing, sob, sob, sob~ and so sad. The sadness is simply too much. I, too, would like to stop, but my body just isn’t listening to me.” The sound of Song Shuhang’s crying was getting louder and louder. The more he was embarrassed, the more loudly he was crying. His sense of shame became another source of energy for his sadness.
This is bad… I need to drink more water. I’ve lost a lot of body fluids lately. Be it blood or tears, both are out of control recently and flow incessantly.
“Sob, sob, sob~ Path-seeking Scholar! Stop crying! Oh, no. Now I also feel like crying…” After seeing Song Shuhang cry, Senior Sister Ye was also infected and couldn’t help but weep.
It was like: ‘If you cry, I’ll also cry’.
Hearing Shuhang cry like that made Senior Sister Ye feel very sad.
Of course, Senior Sister Ye crying sound also made it so that Song Shuhang cried even more aggrievedly.
In the end, the two of them hugged each other and cried bitterly.
Their cries only contributed to making the other person sadder, making it more and more difficult for them to stop.
As a result, the duo hugged each other and leaned against each other’s shoulder.
Senior Sister Ye’s tears soaked Song Shuhang’s shoulder.
Song Shuhang’s tears also soaked Senior Sister Ye’s shoulder.
It’s bad! Not only my tears are flowing out, but even my nasal mucus is! If I lean against Senior Sister Ye’s shoulder like this, I’ll dirty her clothes.
The experience just now was bound to become one of the most embarrassing and darkest parts of his life. It was very likely that he would want to crawl into a hole whenever he thought about this scene in the future.
Stop! Stupid tears, stop!
But I feel really sad… I just can’t stop. Moreover, the more I’m crying, the more I feel free from worries. It feels as though all the pressure I was feeling was expelled through the tears.
Forget it. It’s not like it’s a crime for a man to cry. As long as no one sees this scene, it’s all good,
Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Just as this thought crossed his mind~ a little bird made of bandages entered the ‘library room’ through the open door.
Immediately after the little bird, a beautiful leg wrapped in black stocking appeared before Song Shuhang’s eyes.
Miss Chu Chu was finally here.
Chu Chu had come here by following the little bird made of bandages.
Earlier this morning, she teamed up with Song Shuhang and started to explore the ‘Lower City’ in order to find an exit. But as they were exploring the place, they suddenly separated.
Later, a little bird made of blood-soaked bandages came to look for her. She immediately recognized the bandages as the ones she had wrapped around Song Shuhang’s hand. After all, there was the ‘Made in Chu Family’ writing on them.
Chu Chu was very worried at that time and feared that something had happened to Song Shuhang.
Thereupon, she immediately followed after the little bird and came to this place.
But just as she arrived at the destination, she saw Song Shuhang hugging a girl with a scholarly aura while kneeling on the ground and crying bitterly.
From where she was standing, she could see an incredible amount of tears streaming down Song Shuhang’s face, and even his nasal mucus was about to come out.
Miss Chu Chu was speechless.
She opened her mouth and tried to speak. However, she didn’t know what she should say at this time.
Should she come up with something to comfort Fellow Daoist Shuhang and the well-read girl?