16 Discussing the New Daois
Later that night on the same day...
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Sigh, I truly am relieved that our fellow daoist decided to help Sixteen out when he did..."]
[Scholar Drunken Moon: "Yes, it would have been a shame to lose such a talented junior."]
[Immortal Master Copper Trigram: "We shouldn't let down our guard just yet. This Immortal Master just did a divination, and the result was that of a great calamity..."]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Really!? Thank goodness. Sixteen is saved! 😌"]
[Immortal Master Copper Trigram: "Northern River, what do you mean by this? Are you trying to provoke this Immortal Master? Do you want to have our duel now? Aah!? 👿"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Hah? Bring it on, you bogus fortune teller! You're just lucky I am unable to leave at the moment! Just wash your neck ahead of time for our duel in three months time! 😤"]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "Good evening, seniors! 😊"]
[Mad Saber Three Waves: "Hey hey hey! If it isn't lady Soft Feather. Tell us, what happened with that Su Clan girl?"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Right! Soft Feather, could you tell us what happened with the Sixteen's healing? You told us that everything was taken care of earlier, but you left without giving us any details."]
[Medicine Master: "Method?"]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "Senior Song was amazing! He was like -wooosh- then -zooom- and all sparkly when he concocted the pill for Sixteen! I've never seen such a method before! 🤩 There was even a powerful Pill Tribulation! Oh yeah, he told Sixteen to stay near him for some time so he can check to see if there were any lingering problems while I'm staying to help with other minor issues 😊"]
[Medicine Master: "!!!"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "OOh, it must have been a really high grade Pill to actually summon the pill tribulation. Wait... Senior Song? 🤔"]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "Right, that's what senior Dragon Emperor told us to call him. I think he mentioned he was only 18 years old this year? 🤔 Isn't that amazing!? 🤩"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "WHAT!?"]
[Mad Saber Three Waves: "Nani!?"]
[Immortal Master Copper Trigram: "WTF!?"]
[Medicine Master: "!?"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "This... Soft Feather... are you sure you didn't mishear?"]
[Mad Saber Three Waves: "An 18 year old True Monarch! What kind of monster is that!?"]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "It's true! 😸 Even senior Seven and Sixteen can confirm this."]
[Medicine Master: "Dao of Medicine, Amazing!"]
[True Monarch Yellow Mountain: "Yes... to have such a high achievement in the Dao of Pill at such a young age and be at the same level as this esteemed me. Sigh, truly a mountain beyond mountain... His talent might even be better than fellow daoist White?"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "!!! To even say that he was better than True Monarch White... well with his achievements, I would even believe it if he said he was the reincarnation of a powerful ancient immortal. In that case, I guess it doesn't sound that strange after all..."]
[Immortal Master Copper Trigram: "Speaking of Senior Dragon Emperor... he is not coming online today as well?"]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "I doubt it..? He looked really tired after he finished concocting the pill for Sixteen. Seemed like he was about to fall asleep at any moment when he was dismissing us earlier..."]
[Mad Saber Three Waves: "Oh, you seem really worried about him? With all the praises you sang of 'Senior Song' earlier... Lady Soft Feather, are you truly that enamored with him already? Aah, what a shame! Another fairy slipped through my finger! 😭"]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "I-I'm not enamored! 😫"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "..."]
[Mad Saber Three Waves: "Really... Lady Soft Feather, that response is not very convincing at all..."]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "B-but... I'm really not! 😭"]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Soft Feather's crush aside... is even Seven not coming online today?"]
[Mad Saber Three Waves: "I doubt it. He's probably really busy right now making sure everything went okay with that little lass."]
[Spirit Butterfly Island's Soft Feather: "I don't have a crush! 😤 Oh, after he found us a house to stay while in the area, he quickly left after that. He said he to go back to the clan for an emergency meeting or something."]
[Northern River's Loose Cultivator: "Hm? An emergency meeting you say...? I wonder what it is? Hopefully, it's not too serious. Even if it is, I believe he can handle himself."]
While everyone were conversing in the chatroom, a very busy body daughter-con of a father was snooping on his daughter's account as usual.
"Hm...? Who is this Senior Song that Soft Feather seemed to be so enamored with? This wasn't in the report from Jianyi. That lazy disciple of mine really need a big scolding when he comes back this time!." exclaimed Venerable Spirit Butterfly in an angry tone. Liu Jianyi who was a few blocks away from Soft Feather's location suddenly had a shiver. Oh crap... this feeling... must be teacher scolding him again. Better find an excuse to not go back for awhile...
Song Shuhang who was living Su Clan Sixteen's life in dream land on the other hand, felt ashamed and confused at the same time. Due to him seeing her life through 1st person view for what seem to be years now... he can confidently say that he most likely knew more about Sixteen than said person herself! As if seeing her bare earlier wasn't enough... sigh. Really... how should he face Sixteen later on when he knows every personal secret there is about her...
Back at the Heavenly River's Su Clan main base, Seven was currently being under scrutiny of all the clan's various elders after his emergency summon. Their topic of discussion was of course about the mysterious senior who suddenly appeared out of nowhere, Song Shuhang.
"This... are you 100% positive about what you claimed, Seven?" asked one of the Elders. "Yes, this is not a claim one can throw around carelessly... we might be treading on forbidden grounds here and might bring disaster to our clan." added another Elder. With that last statement, everyone there sans Seven went into a flurry of discussion about possible repercussions should they proceed further than this.
"Hm, I on the other hand, believe that the possible reward is worth many folds more over the risk." said a female elder instantly hushing the entire meeting into silence. "Little Seven, are you truly sure of what you claimed? Do not be afraid to speak. The future of our clan depends on your answer. Speak." added on that female Elder causing all the others to direct their gazes onto Seven.
"Various Elders, I Seven, hereby swear that I said was the absolute truth! As for why I'm sure... well when the senior took out his 'Living Item', I thought it was due to the pill tribulation that appeared however.... now I've had a chance to calm down, what I actually felt was the trace of a dragon's presence in that sword. In other words... what I felt was definitely a 'Bloodline Suppression!"
With that huge of a bomb getting dropped by Seven, everyone sans the Clan's Patriarch went into another flurry of discussion. Most had very agitated and excited face at this time.
When the patriarch who had been silent until now suddenly tapped onto his table, everyone instantly turned silent and faced his direction, awaiting instruction.
"The ancestors' had spoken to me... if what you said were all true then... the future of our clan will be very reliant on this mysterious daoist that just appeared. It can also be said that... everything from now depends on little Sixteen. Understood?"
Hearing this, Seven clasped his hands and did a respectful bow. "Yes! I know what to do-"
Before Seven could add on anymore, he was interrupted by the patriarch. "Ah yes... remember to not use any forceful methods... I'm afraid we might somehow incur his wrath should 'he' find out. You may be dismissed. Elders, stay for now. We have much to discuss."
Shuhang who was still stuck in the dream world suddenly had another chill.
(!! the hell? I'm having a lot of those today... how is it even possible to get chills in the dream world?) thought a confused Shuhang while at the same time, trying his best to ignore current scene of Sixteen bathing. (This... must definitely not let her know... otherwise.... yeah let's not imagine that... you know what they say, hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn and all that...)
Before Shuhang knew it, the dream world started to fade and he can feel himself returning to reality. For some reason though... why does both his arms feel so heavy... and warm? Slowly opening his eyes, the first thing Shuhang noticed were the heads of Soft Feather and Sixteen... what seem to be... cozily resting atop of his chest...?
"...." To this development, Shuhang could only stare in silence at the culprits....
(This... the hell happened while I was asleep!?)