Chapter 784: The time of our separation is approaching, how about going on a date?
“Hmph, enough chit-chat. You can go ahead and execute your plan. After all, you are the master, while I’m the subordinate. Therefore, I won’t stop you from carrying out your plan. I’ve thought enough about this matter during the past hundred years.” Striped Dragon Two finally spoke.
“I knew you would reply like this,” ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ said smugly. “But I still wanted to ask you this question to lessen the guilt in my heart in case you were to disappear once my plan had succeeded.”
“…” Striped Dragon Two.
“…” Song Shuhang.
The info he’d obtained from this exchange between ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ and Striped Dragon Two was huge!
‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ said something about ‘freeing’ itself twice… but what was it trying to free itself from?
The Wielder of the Will was the master of all, and stood at the peak of cultivators, practitioners, monster, demons, ghosts, evil spirits, and myriad other creatures of the world. If there was something it wanted to free itself from, there could be only one thing… the responsibility of wielding the ‘Will of the Heavens’!
However, carrying the Will of the Heavens was the ultimate goal of every cultivator, so why was ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ trying to free itself from the ‘Will of the Heavens’?
Is it possible that my current level of strength is too low, and I don’t understand enough about the Will of the Heavens? In that case, is ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ trying to free itself from something even scarier, something that even the Wielder of the Will is unable to cope with?
Song Shuhang’s brain was operating at full speed.
He’d discovered another thing… Striped Dragon Two wasn’t a twin or a blood relative of ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’!
From their conversation, it seemed that Striped Dragon Two was an existence whose life was interlinked with ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’, and ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ was the boss among the two.
It felt as if Striped Dragon Two was an existence similar to a ‘ghost spirit’, but at the same time different. After all, a ghost spirit wouldn’t randomly disappear.
Just as he was in deep thought, Song Shuhang discovered that his body suddenly swelled up.
It was a very uncomfortable feeling!
It felt as though his body had suddenly turned into a balloon and someone had forcefully filled it with air. Moreover, this someone was madly injecting air into it, just as if they didn’t even care if the balloon could possibly burst open.
In the end…
Song Shuhang’s body burst open— no, wait. It was the body of the golden lotus that Song Shuhang had taken possession of through his ‘dreamland innate skill’ that burst open~
As the body of the golden lotus burst open, its nucleus started to quickly revolve, officially starting the creation of the small world.
Song Shuhang was experiencing the whole process with his very own body.
‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ and Striped Dragon Two closely observed the golden lotus, watching as the embryonic form of the ‘world of the golden lotus’ was taking shape.
“Congratulations, you’ve succeeded,” Striped Dragon Two said in a grave tone.
“Indeed… it’s a treasure I’ve personally researched and devised, after all. Through this experiment, I was able to thoroughly grasp the principles behind the creation of a world. Everything was just as I imagined it to be,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon said smugly.
Striped Dragon Two said, “What about your main body?”
The one in the Netherworld Realm was just a projection of the real ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’.
“It’s in the ‘main world’, looking at the other lotus flower. That other one is called Sinful Black Lotus, and it’s very similar to the Virtuous Golden Lotus. Now, keep looking down. The most important part is about to come,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon explained.
While they were chatting, the embryonic form of the world of the golden lotus took shape. Then, it kept expanding until it reached its final form.
At the same time, in the main world, the embryonic form of the world of the black lotus was also done expanding.
Song Shuhang, who had taken possession of the body of the golden lotus, could faintly feel the presence of the ‘world of the black lotus’ through his own ‘world of the golden lotus’. The two worlds coordinated with each other across a great distance, and a faintly discernible channel formed between the two.
If a connection was established between the ‘world of the golden lotus’ and the ‘world of the black lotus’, the two worlds would merge into one, and that was precisely Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’s objective.
It wanted to free itself through this method.
“The second step was also a success,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon said with a smile.
Striped Dragon Two silently nodded. “Hmm.”
“In that case, let’s wait for the third step. After the two worlds merge together… the plan will be complete. At that time, if the calculations aren’t wrong, it would also be time for you to disappear,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon added.
Striped Dragon Two replied, “Hmm.”
“Actually, the two of us have passed so much time together, and I’m rather unwilling to part with you,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon added once more.
Striped Dragon Two nodded. “Hmm.”
“Since the time of our separation is approaching, do you have any last words to say?” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon turned its head around and looked at Striped Dragon Two.
“No, too tired,” Striped Dragon Two said. If it had to disappear, it wanted to do so quietly.
“Tsk! Sigh… you obviously have the same memories and experiences as me. As such, why did your disposition twist until becoming like this?” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon sighed with emotion.
“Because I didn’t want my disposition to become similar to yours,” Striped Dragon Two said, disgusted.
Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon replied, “Boring.”
Striped Dragon Two sighed. “Yes, I feel the same way.”
“Anyway, since the time of our separation is approaching, how about going on a date? Let’s dance together. I remember that before becoming the Wielder of the Heavens’ Will, I really liked holding banquets and dancing. You and I have the same past. As such, this hobby shouldn’t have changed, right?” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon asked.
“No, I don’t have any interest in hugging another me of different color and dance,” Striped Dragon Two said coldly.
“Boring.” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon extended its body, seemingly stretching itself.
At this time, the world of the golden lotus was getting bigger and bigger, and the speed at which it was expanding was hundreds of times faster compared to the world of the golden lotus in the scholarly faction.
Perhaps it was because spiritual energy in the world was more abundant in ancient times? Or perhaps because the evil energy in the demonic sea was of much higher quality?
Anyway, in the span of a few sentences, the world of the golden lotus had almost finished expanding, and the small world had already started to take shape.
At the same time, the connection between the ‘world of the golden lotus’ and the ‘world of the black lotus’ was getting stronger and stronger. The two worlds had started to resonate, and they were ready to merge at any time!
“Ah~” But right at this time, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon smiled smugly and jumped upward.
In the next moment, its body emitted a dazzling light.
After the radiance disappeared, its body had changed into that of a human.
This was Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’s human form. In this form, it had a tall and slender build, and it was wearing a pure white robe with a lifelike blue luan
drawn on it. The sleeves of the robe were relatively large, very suitable for dancing.
Its face was covered with a dazzling layer of light, and Song Shuhang couldn’t tell if the person was male or female.
Eh? Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon changed into its human form? Does that mean that human beings also existed back in those days?
Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Or perhaps what we call ‘human form’ was just the preferred form of the various immortals and gods in ancient times?
At the same time, Song Shuhang’s vision moved to the lower part of Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’s body.
He was curious about a certain thing. After ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ changed into its ‘human form’—actually, it was unknown if human beings already existed back then, but let’s just call it ‘human form’ for now—how many legs did it have?
The answer was: one leg.
Even if it had assumed a ‘human form’, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon felt more at ease while having only one leg. Therefore, it didn’t bother adding another leg, which would just trouble it.
At this time, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon looked like a deformed merman.
Anyway, after jumping in the air, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon started to sing loudly.
There were no lyrics, just single syllables that connected together and turned into a very pleasant song. Since it was so pleasant to hear, Song Shuhang quickly noted down the song ‘Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’ was singing.
Human memory had a certain edge when it came to remembering ‘songs’.
In the sky, after finished with the first song, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon started with the second one.
While singing the second song, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’s body moved, and the long sleeves of the robe fluttered, with a folding fan sliding out of one of them.
In the next moment, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon stretched out its only foot and stepped in the air while singing, gently clapping its hands and starting to dance.
The fan was opened and went to cover its face. Then, it was slowly moved to one side as Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon jumped upward one more time, looking incredibly graceful and handsome.
When it started dancing, it felt as though the entire world was dancing along with it.
Song Shuhang couldn’t help but be mesmerized.
Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon had obviously only one leg, which should make it look strange. But as soon as it started dancing, Song Shuhang found the dance very beautiful and pleasing to look at.
Art wasn’t restricted by national boundaries, and dance couldn’t be restricted by race, either!
Anyway, had Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon grown another leg and increased the number of dance steps, this dance would have looked even better.
Since the dance was also very pleasing to the eye, Song Shuhang firmly noted it down as well.
He wanted to note down the song and the dance steps and give them to the dance goddess of the Nine Provinces Number One Group, Fairy Dongfang Six, after going back. It would look very pleasing to the eye to see a gentle beauty dancing according to these dance steps!
Of course, he would first have to find the key to break out of his current predicament and safely escape from the world of the golden lotus.
Just as Song Shuhang was in deep thought, Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon finished singing. Then, it closed the folding fan and finished with the dance steps too.
“How was it? Pretty?” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon asked Striped Dragon Two, who was standing downward, with a smile.
“Hmm,” Striped Dragon Two replied indifferently.
“Ahaha, did you find it so pretty that you didn’t notice anything else?” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon’s body spun, reverting to its striped dragon form.
“What ‘anything else’?” Striped Dragon Two’s dragon mustache danced in the air. Then, it opened its eyes wide, and said, “You… you cut off the connection between the ‘world of the golden lotus’ and the ‘world of the black lotus’?”
“Ahaha, you seemed so bewitched by my dance that I thought you wouldn’t even notice,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon said smugly. “After the song and the dance are combined, they have the power to cut off the connection between the two ‘small worlds’, allowing them to exist independently.”
“Why?” Striped Dragon Two was confused.
Didn’t Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon research and create those two worlds so that they could merge into one and give it the possibility to free itself?
And now that the experiment was about to succeed, it actually cut off the connection between the two worlds?
“It’s very simple… the reason is that I have to further improve my research. These two worlds are still very rough and far from the perfect image I have in mind. I want to improve them some more,” Wielder of the Will Striped Dragon said smugly. “How was it? Did I scare you? You did get a scare when I told you that you were about to disappear, right?”
“…” Striped Dragon Two.
At this time, Song Shuhang was shivering from the excitement.
I’ve finally found it! I’ve found the key to break out of that endless cycle!