Chapter 150: The statue of a Celestial God that makes one’s heart skip a beat
Translator: GodBrandy Editor: Kurisu
A sound wave was transmitted from the depths of Lin Yao Village, arriving at the small green bamboo flute in Song Shuhang’s hand.
“Buzz… buzz…” the small green bamboo flute emitted the sound of static. Soon after, a gentle voice spread from it, “Hello!”
Was this True Monarch White’s voice? He heard it very clearly. It seemed that this thousand miles sound transmitter’s ability to send messages was not inferior to that of a mobile phone.
“Hello, Senior True Monarch White. My name is Song Shuhang. I was entrusted by True Monarch Yellow Mountain to receive you when you come out of secluded meditation. Senior, where are you now?” Song Shuhang said into the small green bamboo flute.
He was very excited. In a short while, he would be able to see the place where a ‘Senior True Monarch’ had lived in seclusion for more than a hundred years!
At that time, he would finally be able to enrich his experience by observing the place where a senior had closed up. Maybe he would be able to see hundreds of defensive formations that were capable of stopping even a nuclear weapon; this was just too exciting!
In his mind, he imagined many different sceneries from the ‘Immortal Realm’. And in his eyes, the pictures of glittering magical and defensive formations were overlapping.
It would surely be incredible!
“Buzz… hello. This is the place where ‘White’ is closing up. I’ll be out in 0 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes; please wait patiently!” That gentle voice transmitted once again from the small bamboo flute. However, when it reported the remaining time, it sounded a bit robotic.
Song Shuhang was dumbfounded. He remembered that whenever he checked his phone credit, China Mobile’s automated system had the very same voice.
After a while, Song Shuhang looked toward the pekingese Doudou and asked, “It wasn’t True Monarch White replying?”
This voice transmitted from the bamboo flute, wasn’t it too similar to that of an automated system?
“Of course it wasn’t True Monarch White. He is in deep meditation and won’t come out until he makes a breakthrough; have you ever seen someone in deep meditation randomly coming out to chat? If you have, then it was just normal meditation and not deep meditation,” the pekingese Doudou looked at him in disdain.
He was unexpectedly being looked down on by a pekingese.
Song Shuhang didn’t know whether to laugh or cry; he tried to explain himself, “I don’t know what a deep meditation is, and I’ve also never seen the seniors in the group bring it up. Moreover, True Monarch Yellow Mountain said that he had contacted ‘True Monarch White’. Therefore, I have mistakenly believed that True Monarch White could occasionally come out while in meditation and had contacted True Monarch Yellow Mountain this way.”
But now, it seemed that True Monarch White had already prepared an ‘automated system’. And this ‘automated system’ would automatically contact True Monarch Yellow Mountain through the bamboo flute once his meditation was about to end.
So modern inventions like answering machines and mobile phones’ alarm clocks had actually already been discovered and used by cultivators!
“There are more than 11 hours left. We can’t just stay here the whole time, should we find a place to sit?” Song Shuhang said while heaving a sigh.
“I agree! Let’s go to an Internet cafe! With so much time left, I can clear up several zones with my wife,” Doudou said excitedly
“Stop joking. It would be just too eye-catching if you were to go to an Internet cafe to play games,” Song Shuhang immediately refused.
Doudou looked at him in disdain and said, “Idiot, can’t you just book a room for one person?”
He was being looked down on by a pekingese again!
“Alright, this is acceptable. I’ll book a single person box for you!” Song Shuhang touched his pocket and took out his wallet along with his ID card.
After hearing these words, the pekingese Doudou immediately tried to curry favors with him, “Little Friend Shuhang, you’re the best. You are a very good friend!”
…being friendzoned by humans was already bad enough. But now, was he being friendzoned by a dog too?
Lin Yao Village was a very lively place. Since it was relatively close to the city center, it had a great number of visitors.
Song Shuhang found a good Internet cafe without much effort.
With the advent of personal computers, many Internet cafes lost their clients. However, Lin Yao Village had a lot of visitors. Therefore, there were quite a few people that would come here to surf the Internet.
“Excuse me, do you have single person boxes?” Song Shuhang asked.
The girl behind the counter looked at the computer and said, “Hello. Yes, there is still an available single person box!”
“Then, give me one. How much is it?” Song Shuhang asked.
“20 RMB for one hour.”
Song Shuhang gave her 200 RMB and his identification card, “Book it for 10 hours.”
After finishing with the formalities, Song Shuhang and the pekingese Doudou went toward the single person box under the lead of the cafe staff.
At this time, Song Shuhang heard that girl behind the counter exchange gossip with her co-worker, “Xiao Li, did you hear? The statue of the Nameless Celestial God situated in the Nameless Temple is getting more and more lifelike as time passes by. I’ve heard that all those that have seen the statue of the Nameless Celestial God felt like it was coming to life.”
“So you’ve also heard of it? By the way, I’ve got some even more exciting news on my hands. I’ve heard from my mom that the girl next door stopped eating and drinking after visiting the Nameless Temple a few days ago. It seems that she’s in love. She started to like the statue of the Nameless Celestial God in the Nameless Temple. Sigh, it’s but a statue! Unexpectedly, she actually fell in love with a statue. That girl must be crazy!”
At this moment, another colleague interrupted and said, “Hehe, at least there is a cure for a lovesick girl. I’ve heard news even more juicy than that. Do you remember our colleague Xiao Song who left his job a few days ago? It seems that he had gone to the Nameless Temple to worship the Nameless Celestial God before quitting his job. A few days after returning, he was always absent-minded and kept doing everything wrong. Therefore, he quit his job a few days ago, and from what I’ve heard, he was planning to go to the Nameless Temple and become a priest! Sigh, this is what it means to be crazy. Moreover, there is no cure for that fellow! Because the statue of the Nameless Celestial God… is the statue of a man!”
Song Shuhang’s ears twitched as he silently arrived at the single person box.
“Mister, here is your membership card. If you spend 200 or more RMB in our Internet cafe, you’ll be gifted a membership card. Please accept it,” before leaving, the staff member left a membership card to Song Shuhang.
“Thank you,” Song Shuhang received the card with a faint smile.
“We wish you have fun,” The staff member smiled before leaving.
The pekingese Doudou was cheerfully jumping in front of the computer as he said, “Little Friend Shuhang, quick. Turn the computer on, I can’t wait to clear up all those zones with my wife!”
He didn’t know if his wife had been bullied while he was offline. This morning, some people had camped spawn once again to kill her multiple times.
“Wait a moment. I need to look up something,” Song Shuhang told the pekingese Doudou to move to a side. Then, he opened a new tab and wrote these few words in the search engine: ‘Lin Yao Village, Nameless Temple, Nameless Celestial God’.
Soon, numerous news appeared on the screen of the computer.
According to the rumors, hundreds of years ago there was a great drought. At that time, some villagers unearthed the statue of this ‘Nameless Celestial God’, starting to worship it. Every resident of the Lin Yao Village knew this story.
Afterwards, it was placed inside the Nameless Temple.
“Are you interested in these things?” Doudou asked somewhat puzzled.
“En. Nowadays, I’m interested in everything that can be classified as ‘mysterious’!” Song Shuhang nodded. As long as it was something that went against ‘common sense’, he was interested in knowing more about it!
“You can keep playing here. I’ll go and take a look at that Nameless Temple. After I’m gone, remember to lock the door,” Song Shuhang said with a smile.
“No problem. You can go out and relax wherever you see fit. Only, don’t disturb me. Actually, it’s better if you go and get in touch with True Monarch White before coming to look for me,” The pekingese Doudou waved his paw and started to play the game. One could already hear the sound of paws beating against the keyboard.
Song Shuhang followed the directions he had found online and arrived at the Nameless Temple without problems. “Here it is!”
After taking a quick look, he found out that many people had come here to worship the Nameless Celestial God. To enter inside the temple, you needed to get in line.
The inside of the temple was littered with candles and incense, and every person was making wishes under the statue of the Celestial God.
However, many young men and women were in a daze.
After entering and burning the incense, they were all absent-mindedly looking at the statue of the Nameless Celestial God. And after a short while, they were leaving the temple with a reluctant expression on their faces. These people were all part of one of two groups, ‘very ill’ and ‘incurably ill’.
After a long time, it was finally Song Shuhang’s turn. He bought two sets of incense from the young monk at the entrance. Unexpectedly, the price was acceptable, they only asked for 20 RMB.
He entered the temple with three aunties. At that point, the three aunties skillfully lit the incense and started praying.
They were mumbling in a low voice. However, Song Shuhang could still hear everything… one could only blame his current hearing for being too good.
“Almighty Celestial God, my daughter will go to college next year. I beg you to make her more quick-witted and improve her grades! Help her get into a college in the capital!”
“Almighty Celestial God, my son is almost 38 years old and has yet to find a wife. I beg you to help him find a good wife. I don’t have any other wishes, I just need a daughter-in-law that can give me a grandson or two.”
Then, it was the turn of the last auntie. She had a solemn expression as she muttered in a low voice, “Almighty Celestial God… I love you!”
“Pfff…” Song Shuhang almost laughed. He had to forcefully stop himself!
So there weren’t only ‘young men and women’ that had contracted this sickness, it had even struck some aunts. Maybe there were even some incurable uncles?
Song Shuhang had never prayed before, he was someone who had always believed in science and hated superstitions. In fact, he was already surprised that he had come to a temple.
He lit the incense looking at those three aunties. And after pondering for a bit, he still hadn’t found something to pray for.
After all, he had come here only to take a look at the statue of the Nameless Celestial God.
Since no one was paying attention to him, Song Shuhang quietly raised his head and looked at the statue of the Nameless Celestial God.
He looked at it only for an instant, and yet… he felt his heartbeat speed up a little.
It was clearly a statue made of stone, but when he looked at it, Song Shuhang unknowingly felt a form appear in front of his eyes.
This form was as beautiful as jade and resembled that of a celestial being.
That pitch-black hair looked like a waterfall, and those eyes were as bright as stars. Those white clothes were fluttering in the wind, and the whole figure seemed as if it was about to soar into the sky and become an immortal. Even that Young Master Hai from the ‘Moon Saber Sect’ paled in front of the infinite charm of this form.
This kind of perfection surpassed nature itself!
Song Shuhang felt that only these words were appropriate when describing this statue.
In addition, the more he looked at this statue, the more he felt like worshipping it and staying here.
Eh? Something’s not right. I too was bewitched by this statue?
Song Shuhang was surprised. He immediately closed his eyes and used the ❮True Self Meditation Scripture❯ to calm himself down.
His heartbeat had slowed down a bit.
At this time, those three aunties had already set out and were about to leave the Nameless Temple.
Song Shuhang also hurried to leave…
Had he been affected by some mental technique just now? It seemed like one of those ‘bewitching techniques’ that you sometimes see in novels or movies.
He had already used his mental energy to inspect every part of his body, but he hadn’t found anything strange.
So, was it just the statue’s craftsmanship that had reached this kind of perfection?!
After seeing it, one couldn’t help but exclaim in wonder and feel intoxicated by its perfection?
Was there really such a perfect thing in this world?
Song Shuhang thought a bit and… no, it was impossible!
Therefore, he decided to look for the monster dog Doudou and ask him to carefully inspect his body.