No Way People Find Cultivation Difficult, Right? - Chapter 53
“Eldest Senior Brother?”
Ye Ping was rather shocked.
‘Why is the person in front of me not Eldest Senior Sister?’
‘I haven’t seen enough yet.’
‘No, I haven’t gotten enough guidance yet.’
For some reason, when he saw Su Changyu, Ye Ping felt a little disappointed.
“Little Junior Brother?”
Su Changyu was a little surprised because Ye Ping seemed to be a completely different person.
He was surprisingly just as handsome as Su Changyu!
In terms of aura, he seemed to have surpassed Su Changyu!
‘That can’t be.’
Su Changyu was astonished.
He decided to forgo the fact that Ye Ping had surpassed him in pretending to be impressive.
He had also decided to forgo the fact that Ye Ping replaced him as the most talented member of the Qingyun Dao Sect.
Yet, now he couldn’t even keep his place as the most handsome member of the sect.
“Eldest Senior Brother, what brings you here?”
Ye Ping immediately stood up to salute with some joy and curiosity in his eyes.
‘Is he really Little Junior Brother?’
Su Changyu was completely shocked, thinking to himself that it was unreasonable.
‘Why do you seem so different even though it has only been half a month since we met? Can you give me some of your skincare products?’
Su Changyu was astonished.
However, he contained his astonishment and tried his best not to seem like a country bumpkin who had never seen the world.
At the thought of this, Su Changyu couldn’t help but say, “I’ve had some things to deal with lately so I was away from the sect.”
“Little Junior Brother, why are you emitting a faint fragrance?”
However, after saying that, Su Changyu couldn’t help but frown and look a little curious.
The fragrance didn’t make him feel repulsed, but he could smell it immediately.
“Oh, Eldest Senior Sister was here just now to give me some guidance in Qi Refinement.”
Ye Ping quickly answered, for fear that Su Changyu might misunderstand something.
“What? Your eldest Senior Sister was here? Where is she now?”
Su Changyu looked slightly nervous at the mention of Xiao Muxue.
“She has already left. Senior Brother, are you okay?”
Ye Ping was somewhat curious, not understanding why Su Changyu was slightly nervous.
Hearing that Xiao Muxue had already left, Su Changyu couldn’t help but sigh in relief.
Everyone in Qingyun Dao Sect was afraid of Xiao Muxue.
It was not that Xiao Muxue was a bully, but mainly because she had a sharp tongue. Su Changyu would always remember how Xiao Muxue criticized him badly after he displayed his sword technique in front of her.
Xiao Muxue made the sword technique that he had practiced hard for decades seem like an effortless feat that could be achieved by anyone with hands. Everyone in the sect had been undermined and criticized by Xiao Muxue before.
However, that was not the most unbearable part. The most unbearable part was that what she said was the truth.
Hence, in the entire clan, Chen Lingrou was the only one who was close to Xiao Muxue. The others would flee as soon as they saw Xiao Muxue.
“Nothing much, I’m just shocked. Xiao Muxue is a busy person, I didn’t expect her to have the time to teach you.”
Su Changyu casually babbled, but he looked at Ye Ping and said, “Little Junior Brother, Xiao Muxue is the most talented among us, you must learn well from her.”
Su Changyu said seriously.
Although Xiao Muxue was very toxic, she was indeed the only outstanding disciple of Qingyun Dao Sect.
Su Changyu didn’t know how strong Xiao Muxue was, but he knew that she was definitely much more competent than him and her origin was mysterious too.
He remembered very clearly that when he was fifteen years old, Xiao Muxue followed his master to the sect.
Although he didn’t know how Daoist Tai Hua managed to dupe such a beautiful girl, Daoist Tai Hua had vaguely told him that she was very capable.
Hence, Su Changyu also respected Xiao Muxue more than the others. Now that she was willing to personally teach Xiao Muxue, it was a good thing too, lest he learned some useless things.
“I understand, thank you for the guidance, Eldest Senior Brother.”
Ye Ping was enlightened.
Soon, the scene was a little awkward.
Su Changyu didn’t know what to say.
Ye Ping looked at Su Changyu with a calm expression.
The two of them looked at each other silently.
After a while, Su Changyu looked at the sky. He wanted to say, ‘Little Junior Brother, look at this beautiful scenery, do you want to paint a painting?”
However, he couldn’t bring himself to say those words.
‘This is so embarrassing.’
Su Changyu felt a little uncomfortable. As the Eldest Senior Brother of the grand Qingyun Dao Sect, he actually had to ask his junior brother for a painting?
‘If this gets out, I’d be so embarrassed.’
‘Other cultivators might think that the Qingyun Dao Sect is very poor.’
‘But now that I think about it carefully, that doesn’t seem wrong.’
‘Ah, this is so vexing.’
Su Changyu felt stressed.
‘Why do I feel depressed once I’m back in the Qingyun Dao Sect?’
‘I’ve already started feeling depressed even though it’s not the time to yet.’
Su Changyu felt very uncomfortable.
However, Su Changyu suddenly remembered everything that happened in the Cloud Mist Mountain Range and gritted his teeth.
Although it was a bit shameless, there was nothing else he could do.
At this moment, Su Changyu coughed lightly, drawing Ye Ping’s attention.
“Little Junior Brother, I have something to ask you.”
Su Changyu tried to keep his voice as monotonous as possible so that he would not seem too awkward. As long as he didn’t feel awkward, others wouldn’t be awkward.
“Eldest Senior Brother, please go ahead and ask.”
Ye Ping did not understand what Su Changyu wanted to ask, but he still looked very serious.
“Well, have you been painting or writing any poems when I wasn’t around?”
Su Changyu bit the bullet and asked. Although his tone was composed, he felt extremely embarrassed.
When Ye Ping heard this, he immediately took out a painting from the side.
“Eldest Senior Brother, I did make two paintings lately, but this one’s a painting of the night scenery. I wonder if the Sect Leader will like this painting or not. If he doesn’t, I’ll paint another one. I’ll keep painting until he’s satisfied.”
Ye Ping took out the scroll and spread it on the ground before looking at Su Changyu cautiously.
He didn’t expect the Sect Leader to like his painting.
If he had known this, he would have painted two more landscape paintings. If nothing worked, he would draw some portraits for him too. As long as he could make the Sect Leader happy, paintings were nothing much.
Ye Ping no longer wanted to leave the Qingyun Dao Sect anymore. His greatest goal now was to become an official disciple and not a trainee.
“Did you really paint?”
Su Changyu was a little surprised because he didn’t expect Ye Ping to have actually painted.
“Yes, I haven’t been able to understand the Qi Refinement technique a few days ago so I painted when I was fretting over it.”
“Eldest Senior Brother, does the Sect Leader like the night scenery? I think he doesn’t. After all, if it’s hung in the room, I can paint a landscape painting. Will that seem more comfortable?”
Ye Ping said seriously.
However, Su Changyu waved his hand and said, “It doesn’t matter, the Sect Leader just likes the night scenery. He likes strolling at night when there’s nothing much to do. Come, let me see that painting.”
As long as there was a painting, nothing else mattered to Su Changyu.
He took a few steps forward, and soon a painting of a night scenery appeared.
In the painting, the sky was dark like ink and it gave off an inexplicable vibe. It seemed like there was a Zen vibe that made others somehow slip into thought.
However, the starlight appeared and it seemed as if the sky was cleared up.
Su Changyu couldn’t help but be surprised. The painting seemed even better than the previous one.
In particular, there was a poem on the painting.
“The stars shine in the sky at night, the lonely moon hangs without sinking.”
“The perfect light doesn’t dim, my heart is hanging in the blue sky.”
Su Changyu did not know how to appreciate poetry, but he could tell that the poem was sealed with the ‘Householder Qing Lian’ seal.
Su Changyu couldn’t help but shout three more times in his heart.
The first time was because there was no person painted in the painting.
The second time was because there was a poem inscribed on it.
The third time was because this painting looked even better than before.
If it didn’t sell for a sky-high price, he would tear down the pawnshop.
“Little Junior Brother, your painting skills seem to have improved again. Good, very good. There’s progress in your skills so that means that there has been an improvement in your mental state too. This is a good thing for you.”
Su Changyu revealed a rarely gentle smile.
He praised Ye Ping.
“Really? It’s still thanks to your guidance, Eldest Senior Brother.”
It was the first time he was praised by his Eldest Senior Brother, so Ye Ping couldn’t help but look a little surprised.
“Little Junior Brother, this painting… I’ll bring it to the Sect Leader. Don’t worry, I’ll definitely put in a good word for you in front of the Sect Leader.”
Su Changyu looked at the painting on the ground.
“Thank you very much, Senior Brother.”
Hearing that Su Changyu would put in a good word for him, Ye Ping immediately rolled up the painting and handed it to Su Changyu.
After receiving the painting, Su Changyu felt like a boulder had been lifted off his chest.
“Little Junior Brother, you said that you painted two paintings previously. Where’s the other one? Let me take a look at it. What if the other one is better?”
Su Changyu asked.
‘Since I’ve already taken one, I might as well take one more. Anyway, I don’t care about my pride anymore.’
“Eldest Senior Brother, the other one is with Senior Brother Luochen, but I doubt the Sect Leader will like it.”
Ye Ping answered seriously.
“Senior Brother Luochen?”
Su Changyu frowned slightly, somehow feeling an ominous hunch.
“Yes, it’s with Senior Brother Luochen.”
Ye Ping nodded.
“In that case, that’s fine.”
Su Changyu did not continue to probe further, lest he made mistakes.
However, Su Changyu soon continued, “By the way, Little Junior Brother, why do you seem to have become a different person after just half a month?”
Su Changyu couldn’t help but ask the question in his mind.
He was really a bit curious.
“Oh, Eldest Senior Brother, are you referring to my appearance? I’m not sure what’s going on, maybe it’s because I practiced the Ancient Godfiend Body Tempering Technique you taught me last time.”
Ye Ping didn’t care very much about the change in his appearance. He only knew that it was related to the Ancient Godfiend Body Tempering Technique.
However, he wasn’t entirely certain either.
‘That thing helps with beautifying my features?’
At this moment, Su Changyu froze in shock.