CCG Chapter 18

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Chapter 18: Meeting familiar faces in another place

 

A man covered the phone on the other end of the call. His face was cold and remote, but the hand grasping the phone shook slightly.

 

It had been sixty years. He also knew that the original owner of the Ghost Lamp Temple had a domineering strength and wouldn’t die that easily. However, it’d been sixty years. He felt that perhaps the original owner of the Ghost Lamp Temple no longer cared about this area.

 

So, he began to make his preparations and surreptitiously tried to break through the seal on the sides of the Ghost Lamp Temple to obtain what was inside.

 

He hadn’t thought that someone would still come looking for it in the end.

 

“Damn it!” The man ground his teeth.

 

……

 

After they had walked out from the hotel, Shuhang and Soft Feather started aimlessly shopping around the Luo Xin Streets.

 

They didn’t run into any groups of chitchatting elders, but ran into something far more interesting — five drunk perverts.

 

He didn’t run into the circumstances of ‘femme fatale’ on the train, but he hadn’t thought that after arriving on the Luo Xin Streets, he’d bump into the plot line of a bunch of drunk perverts forming lascivious intentions after seeing a pretty girl.

 

It was a sparsely populated small alleyway where the five drunks swayed as they blocked Song Shuhang and Soft Feather’s way. Five pairs of eyes were bloodshot as they stared greedily at Soft Feather.

 

Alcohol could bolster a hero’s courage and does the same for petty characters. None of the acts that people could commit whilst under the influence were worth goggling about. They could do anything from kissing female pigs, biting dogs, and slugging it out with each other.

 

The five drunks had never seen such a beautiful lass in their lives. They couldn’t move their eyes away after seeing Soft Feather.

 

“Hot damn! This woman is as beautiful as a fairy. If I can have a round with her, I’m down even if I lose ten years of my life!” These were their thoughts and so they surrounded Soft Feather and Song Shuhang, using their inebriation as an excuse.

 

What were they afraid of? In the worst case, they would just spend a few years in jail.

 

This was the pathetic part of not understanding the law. They’d only vaguely heard people mention it in passing boasts that forcing themselves on girls would result in a few years in jail. Did they think that the times now were still those of a few years ago, or that this was India?

 

These days, forcing themselves on a girl meant a life sentence. If the situation was a bit worse off, it’d mean a bullet to the head.

 

Song Shuhang didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when he saw this scene. He loosened up his joints and prepared to fight.

 

His fighting abilities weren’t bad… he could easily take three at a time usually, not to mention these five skinny drunkards in front of him. It was precisely because of this that the thugs around school didn’t bother him.

 

He could take on ten of these kinds of opponents!

 

Just as Song Shuhang was about to demonstrate his punches and kicks, a breeze whistled past his ears.

 

He then saw a pair of slender legs kick out repeatedly as fast as lightning. When those legs kicked in the air, it was as if butterflies were flitting through the shrubbery. It posed a wonderfully beautiful sight. Not only did it look pretty, its power was even more frightening. When the pair of legs moved through the air, even the snaps like a whip cracking through air were emitted.

 

The five drunkards released shrill yells and flew out backwards, spasming crazily on the ground and vomiting everywhere, falling unconscious after a short while.

 

Faceplanting onto the ground? How long did it take? A second? Or even shorter?!

 

Song Shuhang turned his head back and saw Soft Feather retract her long legs — that was damned awesome alright?!

 

Compared to Soft Feather, his punches and kicks were seriously child’s play.

 

Looking at the unconscious drunks, Shuhang suddenly recalled the youths who had collectively lost consciousness outside the school.

 

If, and he was only hypothesizing here, with the battle strength that Soft Feather had just demonstrated, it seemed that she could indeed have sent those seven, eight, or ten thugs kissing the ground in a short amount of time that day?

 

However, Soft Feather had been on the plane then.

 

Could the Su Clan’s Ah Shiliu in the chat group really have done it? Could it be that those within the chat group all had off the charts battle strength?

 

“Are they dead?” Song Shuhang was a bit worried.

 

“Don’t worry senior, I know the proper limits. They’ll be out for two days at most before waking up. This timing is perfect, as not eating or drinking for three days easily results in problems.” Soft Feather answered.

 

These answers gave Song Shuhang a feeling of sudden enlightenment — those thugs who still remained in their coma, was it because the deadline of ‘two days’ had yet to arrive?

 

“Let’s go, senior.” Soft Feather giggled.

 

Song Shuhang nodded his head stiffly due to his mind being a chaotic mess. He left the alleyway with Soft Feather…

 

……

 

After Shuhang and Soft Feather had been gone for quite a while, a man strode over with steady steps from a corner behind the alleyway, making his way to the five drunkards.

 

“Drunkards are indeed too weak. They couldn’t even make the two bring their true strength to bear.” The man sighed.

 

A figure clothed in black knelt on the ground behind the man, spoke in a low voice, “Altar Master, do you need us to send a few people to test them?”

 

“No need. These five drunkards were only ordinary people. This is why the pair had held back when they made their moves. If our people made an appearance… they may not act with mercy.” The Altar Master spoke quietly. Each of his underlings had been cultivated with care and effort. Even training an ordinary rookie would require more than one million yuan, they weren’t expendable goods that he would easily dispose without thought.

 

The girl had made a move to teach these five drunks a lesson just now. The level of her strength had been subtly discernible. The legs audibly whipping through air and easy control over her power, this wasn’t something that someone of the first rank mortal ascension level could do.

 

Their opponent was someone who had coalesced true qi!

 

This wasn’t a level of existence that his underlings could contend against.

 

Besides, there was another “senior” beside the girl with an unfathomable depth that even he couldn’t probe.

 

These opponents could easily use their variety of skills to destroy the elites that he’d spent a great deal of money to train. Even if he had a lot of underlings, it wouldn’t do to waste them like this.

 

To be honest, he had been a bit frightened.

 

“We can only bide our time and wait for the right moment.” The Altar Master murmured to himself.

 

He’d already lost most of his hope towards attaining the treasure within the Ghost Lamp Temple, he just wasn’t quite willing to call it quits yet.

 

Soft Feather and Song Shuhang ambled around Luo Xin Street for another half day, meeting up with an elder that was fifty some years old, but no one knew of the Ghost Lamp Temple.

 

Song Shuhang felt his head ache. He hadn’t thought that even looking for a temple would be this much of a hassle. “Soft Feather, are you sure that the Ghost Lamp Temple is within the Luo Xin Street of J City?”

 

“It is absolutely here and I haven’t remembered the name incorrectly either. Ghost as in ghosts and monsters, lamp as in what’s used to light the way!” Soft Feather spoke resolutely. “My mother brought me here when she was carrying me, but I could only use father’s arts to observe the outside world with my consciousness. All I remember is the Ghost Lamp Temple plaque made from wood.”

 

Song Shuhang could understand the first half of her words, but didn’t know where she’d traveled off to with the second part. His thoughts and hers were obviously in different dimensions.

 

“Then were there any places of interest nearby? The top of a mountain perhaps? Halfway up a mountain? Or a small creek maybe?” Shuhang asked.

 

“Not a mountain, it should’ve been flat ground. I don’t really remember anything else.” Soft Feather said with some embarrassment.

 

“Does Senior North River happen to have any news?”

 

Soft Feather fished out her cellphone to take a look and said with joy, “Senior North River is online.”

 

Within the Nine Provinces (1) Chat Group.

 

North River Loose Practitioner: “Soft Feather, have you already found the Ghost Lamp Temple?”

 

“Not yet, does senior have any news?” Soft Feather entered the message happily.

 

“Apologies, I asked some comrades around here, but all the people I know are on the eastern side of Huaxia. No one knows anything about the J City area.” North River Loose Practitioner sent a ruefully smiling emoticon: “And, a thorny fellow has just arrived and is still clinging onto me. I’m afraid I won’t be of much help from now on.”

 

“No worries, senior, please take care of your business.” Soft Feather smiled and responded.

 

When Shuhang saw these messages, he immediately felt that this North River Loose Practitioner… was a man who couldn’t be relied on. He was online every second of the day when he wasn’t needed, but something would draw his attention away as soon as he was needed!

 

“Senior Song, we’re on our own!” Soft Feather formed a fist and made a “fighting!” gesture.

 

So cute and girly! For reasons unknown to him, Song Shuhang somehow felt that this woman who looked older than him looked so cute and girly.

 

A blinding row of headlights lit up the street as they were talking. A row of brightly colored motorcycles revved their engines and charged towards Shuhang. It was apparent from the loud sound of their engines that these bikes had all been modified.

 

“Bikers? What age is this?” Song Shuhang murmured to himself and pulled Soft Feather towards the side of the street.

 

Soft Feather’s eyes lit up when she heard the words “bikers”, “Should we finish them off?”

 

“Eh?” Song Shuhang was perplexed.

 

“Shouldn’t bikers all be in jail? Knock them out and send them to jail!” Soft Feather rubbed her fists and wiped her palms, eager for action.

 

“…” Girl, you make a lot of sense. I actually have no words for you.

 

However, Soft Feather didn’t make a move in the end.

 

When the seven or eight bikes passed by Shuhang and Soft Feather, one of them braked suddenly and made a beautiful U-turn, coming to a stop next to Shuhang.

 

Opening the visor of the motorcycle’s helmet, a handsome face with dashing eyebrows and bright eyes was revealed. “Shuhang! What are you doing here, kid?”


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  • Danis

    Thanks for the chapter 😀

  • Jack Nathanial Mikhail

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  • The adults may have been given the capital punishment in 9-10-21013 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Delhi_gang_rape#Conviction_and_sentencing) but they appealed to India’s Supreme Court and in August 2015 their execution was stopped by India’s Supreme Court and instead they were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. And the 17 year old only had 3 years in jail and is currently released. Here are some direct quotes: “On 10 January, one of their lawyers, Manohar Lal Sharma, said in a media interview that the victims were responsible for the assault because they should not have been using public transportation and, as an unmarried couple, they should not have been on the streets at night. He went on to say: “Until today I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady. Even an underworld don would not like to touch a girl with respect.”[100] He also called the male victim “wholly responsible” for the incident because he “failed in his duty to protect the woman”.[100]” “Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu also provoked extensive criticism from the public[160] by saying that the victim was also to blame for her own assault because she could have stopped the attack if she had “chanted God’s name and fallen at the feet of the attackers”.[161] In 2014, Finance minister Arun Jaitley commented that “‘one small incident of rape in Delhi’ advertised world-over is enough to cost us billions of dollars in terms of lower tourism”.[162]” So, yeah as a woman, my feelings about India = rape are not absolved.

    • Jack Nathanial Mikhail

      Their mindset itself is terrible. They treat women as goods and not as fellow humans

    • clau clau

      Okis Thank you for the info no going to India, I never try because the contry is dirty for me , with about clean in the river and put the dead people there too . But treat my peers in this way is horrendous , Even being a macho country should consider the purity of women , Even Europe in antiquity cared for women, they thought how are they going to get married if they are stained.
      I know all contrys of arabia or muslims was off my list of countries but knew nothing of India
      If you know other countries that you should not visit as a woman please brighten

  • thanks for the chapter

  • Hb

    I am extremely offended by the author’s comment about India. Ddlj is my only bro here. Reality is far from that. No one goes unpunished like the authors said. Even in the rural areas where law might or might not exist these kind of people are treated as outcasts including their whole family. The only exception might be the people with some power which I think is the case in every place of the world but with people who have more power are not exceptions as their cases are highlighted by media and news like this spread like fire.

    • Premonition

      Rather than just thinking ‘I’m offended’ I think of it as just the impression the author has of your country, and it may just be a joke to him. Don’t read too deep into it. Rape cases in India are legitimately a well known thing all over the world, for him to just randomly type this down when his only expected audience are those in China is kinda to be expected, since they don’t need to worry about the aftermath of racism.

      Some authors spam racism against the Japanese all over more than any of us can imagine.

    • Actually I have that sort of impression for india too. O_o!!
      I think this thought is from the news about some husband cut both nose and ear from his young beatiful wife who want to study in university or something because he think women should not have high education. Especially the wife should not has more eduction than the husband.
      And another news from long ago about cancel some weird low which say a victim’s male relative can rape the offender’s female relative. (Since it cancel I think it not on the law anymore but how can people think of writing a law like I don’t know. That why my impression about india in this area go super down.)

      This is probably something of the past if you say right now all people in india are actully not like that. Please clear my understanding of current India!

    • Remember: in China, they’ve banned Google. Great Firewall of China, ever heard about it? They’re so heavy on propaganda, they won’t allow any unfiltered information through…

  • I really want to cry.
    THe novel, that became my favourite one, has such a slow release rate.
    Why couldn’T i have found it later.

    • clau clau

      slow ?? you dont konw others is really worst is one for month example ” Dominion end ” of course I have others super fast is one for day , that is the best XD

  • “Besides, there was another “senior” beside the girl with an unfathomable depth that even he couldn’t probe.”

    No… it really is that shallow. It’s non-existent. As much as I’d like MC to learn cultivation, it would be hilarious to see all the people thinking he’s some expert so strong he only seems like a mortal to their senses.

  • thanks for the chapter /o//o

  • Thanks for the chapter.

  • Thank you for the chapter 🙂

  • … India? You mean the same India where life imprisonment *is* the punishment for rape, barring extenuating circumstances? With capital punishment being the response to rape which leads to death or a vegetative state? Even before the 2013 act was passed, rape carried very hefty punishments.

    Well, moving on from judicial matters and the author’s offensive ignorance, has the dude still not realized that there’s something strange about all this? A girl without the physical build for it just smashed five dudes into a coma before he could do anything, and could even accurately predict the time they’d wake up from it!XD

    • are you new to cultivators

    • Where that group of guys gangraped a med student riding the bus home and then all got off???

      • Are you talking about the Nirbhaya case? You know they were given the capital and maximum punishment, right?

        Also, what’s with the ‘are you new to cultivators’ bit? It’s … not even tangentially related to the discussion at hand.

    • The author also has some odd ideas about the US. In a later chapter, a random Chinese guy gets switched with an American astronaut, and everyone firmly believes he’ll be raped in prison if they don’t fix the misunderstanding soon. I think the American interrogators even threaten the random guy with it? Still, I find the series enjoyable outside of a few minor things like that.

  • This chapter was a really funny one with all the misconceptions XD…

  • Thanks for the chapter

  • Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Unfathomable depth that even he couldn’t probe. Situational comedy? thankyou for the chapter.

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  • Thanks for the translation

    Can you please send me the raw? I reallywould like to continue reading.

    Also is it possible for me to translate it too?

    • btw did not ask to join team since you might say no and still give me raw etc etc…

      … and maybe also since I didn’t read the recruitment
      (._.)对不起

    • The link for the raws is on the table of contents page of the novel.

  • this novel is great. mooooorr pls.

  • When is the next update,This novel is getting more and more interesting

  • Biggwhitey

    You should drop all other side projects and just focus on this. It is greeaaaaat!!!

  • Finally there’s a plot….