Chapter 263: Seafood Harvest
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Shen Ying was almost done collecting all the fishes. The storage bag that Furball handed to her was especially big. Even after Shen Ying stored hundreds of fishes in it, it was not filled to the brim.
“Furball, are there other sea creatures?”
Bai Ze had been staring into blank space for a long time. Finally, he regained his composure and nodded. “Yes!” He mounted a cloud and reached his hand out toward Shen Ying. “I’ll take you there.”
“Alright!” Shen Ying jumped onto the cloud. “Let’s go!”
Bai Ze retracted his arm disappointedly. Shen Ying turned to Thousand Legs and spoke.
“Hey, that… Fish bait? Octopus? … What’s your name again?”
“Thousand Legs!” Bai Ze reminded her.
“Oh, Brother Thousand Legs, let’s go, we’re changing locations! Don’t get left behind!”
Thousand Legs: “…”
Did she just call him Fish Bait? She definitely did, right? Supreme Divinity, did you seriously come here to clear the water demonic beasts? Why did you collect those demonic beasts’ corpses? These demonic beasts would be of no use since they did not even train their internal core.
Thousand Legs followed them, confused. Yet, the same thing kept happening again and again. He kept plucking his hair to lure the demonic beasts out for Supreme Divinity to exterminate them. The two of them would then happily pick up the corpses, and refuse to let him help them.
This kept repeating until they made a full round around the lake.
Thousand Legs suddenly had a scary thought. Could it be that Supreme Divinity did not clear the lake of these demonic beasts on purpose for all of these years, just so that this Exalted Goddess could come over and retrieve the corpses?
No, no, no, my Supreme Divinity would definitely not have a hobby like that. This must be a mistake, a mistake!
An hour later.
“Supreme Divinity…” Thousand Legs weakly called out. “Why not we stop here for today?”
Bai Ze finally turned around to look at him. “Have we cleared all the demonic beasts from the lake?”
“We have not cleared all the demonic beasts, but… I’ve almost run out of hair to pluck.” It was no big deal for Thousand Legs to pluck one or two strands of his hair at one time. This did not affect his cultivation level and he ordinarily did not shed many strands of hair anyway. But this did not mean that he could pluck his hair out at will! If this carried on, he would become bald for sure.
Bai Ze: “…”
Shen Ying glanced at the obvious bald spot on Thousand Legs’ head and cleared her throat. “Let’s go back first then.” Chef is probably preparing dinner now.
“Alright.” Bai Ze turned around and started to fly back to the hall.
“Wait!” Shen Ying suddenly called out. She split the ten-plus storage bags she was holding into three equal portions, then handed one portion to Thousand Legs. “Here, this is yours!”
Thousand Legs glanced at the storage bags in confusion. What is this for? Is she splitting the corpses? Or is this a threat?
“Thousand Legs is a water being. These demonic beasts do not have intellect or spirit and have not trained their internal core. They are of no use to him,” Bai Ze explained.
“So… he doesn’t eat seafood?” Shen Ying stared blankly at Thousand Legs. She pondered for awhile, then began searching in her robes for something. A moment later, she retrieved a pearl and handed it to Thousand Legs, saying, “Why don’t I give you this? Chef gave it to me. He has no use for it anymore. You should find a use for it.”
“This… This is… A Dragon Pearl!” Thousand Legs’ eyes widened. He rubbed his eyes to make sure that he was not seeing things.
Only those who were born as true dragons had this kind of dragon pearl attached to them when they were born. It was useful for them to pass their inheritance down. Although it was said that the God Power in the pearl would be of no use to dragons once the dragons received their inheritance, the pearl was still considered a treasure to the other water beings. The water race all had the ability to train into dragons, but not everyone would have the chance to become a dragon. Those with a dragon pearl would have their chances doubled. “Exalted… Exalted Goddess, you’re really… really giving it to me?” Thousand Legs was so excited that he was going to pass out.
“You don’t want it?” Chef said the pearl was shiny and very useful. That was why he gave her several pearls. She still had a whole bunch of them.
Thousand Legs immediately bowed. “Thank you, Exalted Goddess!”
“I’ll give it!” Shen Ying stuffed the pearl into his hands.
Thousand Legs was extremely touched. Indeed, Supreme Divinity only interacted with good divine beings.
“Exalted Goddess, I-”
“Don’t worry, your hair will grow again,” Shen Ying thought for awhile and added.
“Er…” Could she not mention his hair?
“Goodbye, Brother Fish Bait!”
He was really not called Fish Bait!
Bai Ze did not hesitate any longer. He immediately helped Shen Ying onto the cloud and flew past the lake, toward the right corner at high speed.
Along the way, he suddenly recalled something. He stuttered, “I… have pearls too. Do you want them?”
“Oh, do they glow?”
“Then I don’t want them.”
Bai Ze’s heart sank to the bottom of his stomach.
“Are you lost?” She did not recall flying for such a long time when they went to the lake.
Bai Ze paused, and there was a flash of panic in his eyes. A moment later, he replied, “I… I’m not.”
“Oh.” Shen Ying did not pursue it any further. She looked down and continued to appreciate her large bags of seafood.
Bai Ze heaved a sigh of relief. His heart rate quickened as he sped up and flew upward. A moment later, they saw the temple between the layers of clouds. When they left, they left through the front hall of the temple. This time, they were arriving at the back hall. He had brought Shen Ying to a place at the back hall that had been covered up by clouds.
This was a sea of flowers, which were pure white and jade-like. Each flower looked like it had been carved out and Shen Ying could faintly smell their fragrance. The flowers were surrounded by thick God Power that was so thick that it was almost tangible. From afar, the flowers looked like they were growing atop a layer of blue God Power.
“Do you… like it?” Bai Ze nervously asked. He caught Shen Ying’s eye.
“Huh?” Shen Ying had been wondering why they suddenly stopped flying. She glanced at the flower bed and finally realised that Bai Ze was asking if she liked the flowers. “They’re alright!”
Ever since Invincible Sect planted Radish, who liked to give her dandelions, she got weird feelings every time she saw flowers – no matter what type they were. It felt almost as if all of the flowers were grown by Radish, and they did not even have clothes on.
“These are Black Spirit Blossoms,” he said as his eyes twinkled like the night sky. “Ever since I got back, I… planted a lot of them…” For you.
“Oh.” What did this have to do with them returning for dinner?
Bai Ze’s face was completely flushed by now. He used all his willpower to suppress the urge to turn away from Shen Ying. Suddenly, he fixed his mind on something. He bent down and plucked one of the best-looking flowers, then handed it over to Shen Ying. “Shen… Shen… Ying.”
“Yes.” He nodded profusely, his eyes brightening more still. He looked at her intently, as if afraid to miss out on anything. The hand that was holding on to the flower kept trembling. “For… you.”
Shen Ying reached out and was just about to take hold of the flower when she suddenly stopped a couple of centimetres from it. She tilted her head.
“This flower… isn’t meant for a proposal right?”
Boom! There was a faint sound of something exploding.
Eight hours later.
The moon was in the middle of the sky at Bai Yun Mountain temple.
Someone drew his sword furiously, his body overflowing with murderous intent.
“I’m going to kill that little bastard!” Yi Qing ran out of the hall.