The clothes are beautiful.
Song Cha: “……”
The man in front of her is the biggest spare tire in Song Cha’s past, and also the core disciple of the Qingfeng Sect, Lan Hongwen.
In the past, Song Cha would occasionally run into Lan Hongwen a few times, or go to him to discuss cultivation, in order to keep this spare tire.
But since knowing that this world is a book, and the protagonist Long Aotian will level up at a rapid pace, Song Cha hasn’t seen Lan Hongwen for a long time.
Of course, even though it’s been a long time since she last saw Lan Hongwen, Song Cha hasn’t given up the idea of having a spare tire.
So she looked warmly at Lan Hongwen: “Senior Brother Lan, you came to find me.”
“If I didn’t come to find you, I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to see you, right?” Lan Hongwen’s tone was a bit sour, “I heard you’re always playing with an outer disciple now?”
Song Cha: “……”
The outer disciple Lan Hongwen mentioned is definitely Long Aotian.
And now Lan Hongwen is so sour, he must be jealous.
If an ordinary person faced this situation, they might hesitate before answering. But who is Song Cha? She’s a green tea bitch.
As a green tea bitch, lying is a piece of cake.
So, Song Cha nodded seriously, “Senior Brother Lan, I’ve been going to the outer gate a lot lately. You don’t know how the senior disciples at the outer gate bully the new disciples, they are so pitiful.”
Upon hearing this, Lan Hongwen’s expression softened a bit.
Lan Hongwen only knew about this from some female disciples who told him that Song Cha was looking for someone else. But after learning about this, Lan Hongwen specifically went to secretly observe the person Song Cha was looking for, Long Aotian.
Long Aotian is really not good-looking, his face is somewhat delicate, but with a delicate face on a burly body, it feels very mismatched.
Moreover, Long Aotian’s cultivation is only at the first level of Qi cultivation, not good-looking and not high in cultivation. How could Song Cha possibly like such a man.
So, Song Cha actively sought out Long Aotian, definitely because of Long Aotian’s resistance against those senior disciples at the outer gate.
Song Cha is just too pure and kind, that’s why she would care so much about someone who doesn’t matter.
However, the kind-hearted Song Cha is also very cute.
At least Lan Hongwen really likes Song Cha.
“Junior Sister Song Cha, do you have free time? Let me take you to see some jewelry,” Lan Hongwen said.
Lan Hongwen is very clear about Song Cha’s love for jewelry and clothes.
Song Cha: “…”
Song Cha really likes jewelry and clothes.
But as a green tea bitch, Song Cha never actively agrees to accept things from others. It’s always others who have to give her things before she reluctantly accepts.
So Song Cha shook her head and refused, “How can I let Senior Brother Lan spend money.”
Lan Hongwen: “Buying things for Junior Sister, how can that be considered spending money?”
Song Cha: “But…”
Lan Hongwen: “There’s no ‘but’.”
Seemingly subdued by Lan Hongwen’s seriousness, the green tea Song Cha finally agreed.
Lan Hongwen led Song Cha to the largest jewelry store in Qingfeng City, which was the same store where Song Cha had received the hairpin before.
Lan Hongwen was a core disciple, so he was quite generous.
This could be seen from the robes he was wearing.
After entering the store, he bought three pieces of jewelry for Song Cha, totaling twenty high-grade spirit stones.
As an inner disciple, Song Cha’s monthly allowance was only one high-grade spirit stone, so these twenty high-grade spirit stones would be enough for Song Cha to save up for twenty months without eating or drinking.
When Lan Hongwen bought the three pieces of jewelry, Song Cha’s eyes lit up.
But a top-notch green tea always needs to stay composed.
*Note: “绿茶婊” (literally “green tea bitch”) is a derogatory term in Chinese internet slang, referring to a woman who appears innocent and pure on the outside but is actually manipulative or scheming.
So even though she wanted to wear the jewelry, Song Cha still lowered her eyelids and maintained a calm expression.
“Song Cha, this jewelry is for you.” The moment had finally arrived, Lan Hongwen handed three nicely packaged pieces of jewelry to Song Cha.
Song Cha raised her head in surprise, “Senior Brother, how can I accept such valuable items?”
“What’s meant for you is meant for you,” Lan Hongwen asserted, “Take it, wear it beautifully, it’s also a token of my affection as your senior brother.”
“But…” Song Cha hesitated.
“If you don’t accept it, it’s like looking down on your senior brother,” Lan Hongwen’s voice carried a hint of indulgence.
Song Cha seemed to be taken aback by the idea of looking down on her senior brother, and finally nodded lightly, accepting the jewelry.
This jewelry purchase took up the entire afternoon.
Lan Hongwen felt a sense of satisfaction in giving a gift to his goddess, no, his junior sister, during the process of buying jewelry for Song Cha. He left in a very good mood.
Song Cha also obtained three valuable pieces of jewelry, and she was in a very good mood.
Back in the cave, Song Cha continued her cultivation.
In a few days, the grand competition of the cultivation world will be held.
The grand competition of the cultivation world takes place once every ten years, rotating among the major sects in the cultivation world. This year, it happens to be at the Qingfeng Sect.
The grand competition of the cultivation world is divided into three levels: Qi Refining Stage, Foundation Building Stage, and Core Formation Stage.
Song Cha plans to participate in the grand competition of the cultivation world, so the current cultivation time is particularly precious to her.
The rich spiritual energy entered Song Cha’s body, and she became even more focused on her cultivation.
Most of the surrounding spiritual stones were also absorbed.
Song Cha had a premonition that she was about to break through to the later stage of Foundation Building.
In the following days, Song Cha stayed in the cave to cultivate. It wasn’t until the night before the Grand Cultivation Competition that she woke up from her meditation. At this point, Song Cha had already broken through to the late Foundation Building stage, despite being only eighteen years old. This level of cultivation at such a young age was considered exceptional in the cultivation world.
The next day was the Grand Cultivation Competition, so Song Cha stopped cultivating and started to pick out the clothes she would wear the next day. The Grand Cultivation Competition was a one-on-one match, and all the cultivators at the Foundation Building stage would draw lots to determine their opponents and then compete on the stage. Song Cha didn’t know who her opponent would be tomorrow, but one thing was certain: when she stepped onto the stage, she had to look good and exude grace. Song Cha stood in front of the Hundred Years Cold Ice and began to pick out various clothes. After careful consideration, she finally settled on three pieces. Among these three, the one that could best highlight her grace was her first choice, while the other two were backup options in case of any unexpected situations or clothing damage during the fight.
The moon had already risen to the center of the sky. At this time, Song Cha finally lay down on the bed and fell into a deep sleep.
Early the next morning, Song Cha woke up. She changed into a pure white robe, drew a small red lotus flower on her forehead, and then walked out of the cave.
By this time, it was almost time for the grand competition. Because there were many more people in the sect during the competition, flying on swords was no longer allowed.
However, Song Cha’s residence was not far from the competition venue, so she quickly arrived at the competition arena.
There were many people on the scene, and relatively few disciples were participating in the competition. They were drawing lots for the magical instruments.
The Qi Refining stage disciples were quickly done with the drawing.
The grand competition in the cultivation world lasts for a relatively long time. The first ten days are for Qi Refining stage competitions, followed by Foundation Building stage competitions, and then Core Formation stage competitions.
Many people choose selectively which competitions to watch, and they might watch a part of it, saving the rest for later skipping the parts that are boring.
But Song Cha is different. Song Cha watches all the matches.
It’s not that Song Cha is particularly enthusiastic about these matches, but… she just can’t not watch.
During the Qi Refining stage, she had to watch Long Aotian; during the Foundation Building stage, it’s her match; and during the Golden Core stage, she had to watch Lan Hongwen even more than her own match.
If she doesn’t watch Long Aotian’s match, Long Aotian, with whom she just developed feelings, will definitely feel that she doesn’t value him, which will surely affect their relationship. And Lan Hongwen used to be her most important backup, having just given her three pieces of jewelry yesterday. If she doesn’t watch, it will make her seem too heartless. So she has to watch.
However, as a green tea, Song Cha is already very accustomed to making superficial efforts to maintain her image. So there is no feeling of dissatisfaction.
And so, Song Cha earnestly watches from below the audience stand.
Because it’s the Qi Refining stage, most of the cultivators’ fights are quite clumsy.
In the eyes of a Foundation Building stage Song Cha, their fights are just chickens pecking at each other.
The first to take the stage is a burly man in black and a tall, thin man.
The two of them, because of their low levels, started fighting right away, and it ended with the man in black punching the tall and thin guy.
Immediately after, the second match began.
The second match was still a repeat of the previous mediocre fights.
Song Cha wasn’t interested.
She tilted her head slightly, wanting to take a break. But at this moment, she saw the person sitting next to her watching the match.
This person was dressed in white and was also watching the match.
Her eyes were fixed on the match without blinking, and under the sun’s rays, her long eyelashes cast a faint shadow. Her originally cold demeanor seemed to soften a bit because of her seriousness.
Song Cha recognized this person as the woman who had given her the hairpin at the jewelry store earlier.
Song Cha’s gaze was too obvious, and the woman seemed to notice Song Cha’s stare and turned her head.
She looked at Song Cha but didn’t speak.
Song Cha took the initiative to speak: “Beautiful sister, are you here to watch the competition too?”
“Mm.” The woman nodded slightly.
The woman’s attitude became somewhat cold, but Song Cha was not discouraged. She continued, “Beautiful sister, the clothes you’re wearing today are also very beautiful.”
“Beautiful clothes?” The woman lowered her head and looked at her own clothes.
After looking at her own clothes, she looked at Song Cha’s clothes.
Both were white, with no difference.
Song Cha: “…”
The woman looked at the two pieces of clothing with the same expression, even wondering what was different between the two.
But this kind of look made Song Cha feel a bit uncomfortable.
These two pieces of clothing are different in every way.
First of all, the material is different. The woman’s clothing looks obviously more high-end than hers, made of silk from the sky silkworm, which was the most expensive one in the clothing store she visited that day.
According to the shop assistant, this kind of clothing is warm in winter and cool in summer, and it also feels more textured to the touch.
Of course, this kind of clothing is different.
But Song Cha didn’t say any of these things. If she said so much, it would seem like she attached great importance to this piece of clothing.
Although… she does indeed attach great importance to this piece of clothing.
Song Cha spoke somewhat shyly, “Of course, it’s because my sister is beautiful so this piece of clothing looks especially beautiful.”