The entire hall was silent, the scorching hot air seemingly filled with a murderous intent.
Many guests looked at each other, wondering if there was something wrong with their ears, or else why would they hear such nonsense?
“What did you say?” Chi Huo’s face suddenly sank.
What an impudent brat! He actually dared to say he wanted to borrow Fire Cloud Star’s Star Source? How could the Star Source be borrowed so easily? The reason he could act so high and mighty was because he was a 3rd order Void King Realm Star Master.
If he were to borrow the Star Source, how could he have any advantage? Moreover, he had never heard that the Star Source could be borrowed.
Killing intent surged like a tsunami. If Yang Kai’s attitude and words just now had made him slightly unhappy, then these words had triggered Chi Huo’s killing intent. The Star Source could almost be said to be his reverse scale, so he immediately determined that this little brat was trying to ruin this place, secretly making up his mind to make sure he never returned.
“Brother Chi, please calm your anger!” Yang Kai raised his hand and said, “I came here with sincerity, so Brother Chi may as well hear me out.”
Chi Huo smiled angrily, “Good, continue.” He wanted to see just how eloquent this young man was.
“If Brother Chi can lend the Star Source, it will ensure the peace of this Star Territory, and it can be considered a great merit. Of course, I also know that the Star Source is of great importance to Brother Chi, so I won’t borrow it from you for free. I will definitely compensate you accordingly.”
Chi Huo was stunned for a moment before laughing loudly, “Compensation!”
He was already standing at the peak of the Star Territory, so what in the world could he put in his eyes? This little brat’s shameless boasting made him unhappy, could it be that his enemy had sent him here to deliberately make fun of him?
“Compensation!” Yang Kai said solemnly. With a flip of his hand, a burst of brilliant energy appeared.
“This is…” Chi Huo’s expression shook as he suddenly stood up from his chair and stared at the ball of light in disbelief. The other guests were also stunned for a moment, revealing looks of shock and greed.
“This is also a Star Source, but there are no corresponding Cultivation Stars,” Yang Kai explained, “However, with this compensation, I believe it won’t affect Brother Chi’s cultivation too much. En, after this Star Territory war is over, I will return the Fire Cloud Star’s Star Source Energy to Brother Chi. In that case, Brother Chi has earned another Star Source for nothing.”
“Which Star’s Source is this?” Chi Huo muttered.
Yang Kai spread out his hands, “Like I said, this Star Source does not have a corresponding Cultivation Star.”
He still had many such Star Source in his possession, all of which he had obtained from the Star Fragments Sea. He had given some of them to others, but he still had some extra.
Chi Huo’s expression changed, not because he was tempted by Yang Kai’s proposal. Even if he really did compensate him with a new Star Source, without a corresponding Star of Cultivation, the Star Master’s status would be unworthy of its name, so how could it compare to being the owner of Fire Cloud Star?
He only had the thought of killing someone to seize their treasure.
However, just as this thought appeared in his mind, a strong sense of alarm suddenly rose in his heart, as if warning him that if he really attacked this young man in front of him, he would most likely suffer a terrible fate.
This caused the hot blood in his body to cool down and his mind to clear up.
Returning to his chair, he shook his head and said, “This King will not lend you the Fire Cloud Star’s Star Source, please return.”
In his heart, he sneered. It seemed this little brat didn’t understand the principle of not showing off one’s wealth. Although he could suppress his greed and not attack him, as long as Yang Kai left Flame Palace, someone would attack him. At that time, he would be able to see Yang Kai’s strength and decide whether or not to attack.
After the light faded, Yang Kai put away the Star Source and rubbed his forehead, saying with a slight headache, “Ah, talking nicely really isn’t good.”
Initially, he had wanted to act politely before resorting to force, but who would have thought that he would have to go all out.
Turning around, Yang Kai grabbed Cui Mengyuan’s collar and shouted, “Boy, what grievances do you have? Quickly tell me, this Young Master will stand up for you today!”
“Ah?” Cui Mengyuan was startled. Ever since he had followed Yang Kai into the Fire Palace, his eyes had never left the bride. Only when Yang Kai took out his Star Source did he become absent-minded for a moment, but he quickly turned his attention back to the bride. Now that Yang Kai had suddenly asked such a question, he naturally couldn’t understand why.
“What? I heard everything you just said. Do you know the bride?”
Yang Kai’s spits was about to reach his face, and Cui Mengyuan nodded dumbly. This was also the reason why he had charged into Flame Mountain without fear of death.
“Did you fall in love with the bride and settle down for life?”
Cui Mengyuan nodded again, his eyes filled with humiliation and unwillingness.
“Is it because this old man bullied the weak and took advantage of his position to snatch your woman!?”
“Yes!” Cui Mengyuan shouted, clenching his fists so hard that his teeth almost bled.
“Good!” Yang Kai shouted and threw him to the side. Turning to Chi Huo, he slowly said, “I can feel your determination. Today, this Young Master will help you snatch back the bride!”
Cui Mengyuan was both surprised and overjoyed, never having expected such a dramatic scene to occur. He had barged into the Fire Palace alone today and had come here with the determination to die, but who would have thought that someone would stand up for him?
But soon, he seemed to realize something and said sadly, “Sir, thank you for your kind intentions, but…”
Cui Mengyuan immediately shut his mouth, not daring to say another word.
In the main hall, Chi Huo’s eyes were lowered and his expression was gloomy as he lightly said, “It’s not just because you want to speak, but because you want to stand up for yourself. Junior, this Great Master will give you some face, don’t think too highly of yourself.”
This guy was simply looking for trouble. Sure enough, good people came with ill intentions.
Yang Kai laughed loudly, pointed his finger at Chi Huo, and shouted, “Old man, the Star Territory is in chaos, and foreign enemies have invaded. It’s one thing if you don’t help, but you actually sealed off Fire Cloud Star. This is simply unreasonable. Today, this Young Master has come for the common people. If you cooperate, it’s one thing, but if you don’t, don’t blame this Young Master for being ruthless.” From his appearance, it was as if he was a great villain standing at the highest point of morality, preparing to commit murder and robbery, causing the guests from all over the world to curse.
Chi Huo’s red hair and robes fluttered in the wind, “Outrageous!”
Yang Kai said, “You have to lend the Star Source, even if you don’t want to, you have to!”
Saying so, he leapt towards Chi Huo.
“Impudence!” Chi Huo flew into a rage, and with a single thought, a terrifying pressure descended from the sky, causing everyone present to feel as if a mountain was pressing down on their chests.
Yang Kai, who was the first to bear the brunt of this attack, suddenly appeared, his body bending slightly as if he would be crushed at any moment.
This was the might of a Star Master. Above this Star, he could control everything and kill his enemies with a single thought.
Many guests cheered and clapped.
On the other hand, Chi Huo’s expression was extremely solemn, not happy but shocked because Yang Kai’s performance had exceeded his expectations.
This little brat was actually not suppressed! As expected, he was no ordinary character.
With another thought, the pressure on Yang Kai suddenly increased, causing the ground beneath his feet to crack, but he simply sneered, “You have Star Source Energy, but I don’t?”
In the distant starry sky, a star flashed and a beam of light shot out, instantly crossing millions of kilometers and landing on Yang Kai’s body, causing his body to radiate a blinding light.
Although this place was not Shadowed Star and was not Yang Kai’s home ground, they were still in the same Star Territory, so Yang Kai could naturally draw upon the power of Shadowed Star to resist the laws of Fire Cloud Star.
All of a sudden, the pressure on him lessened.
This was not the end of it. In the Endless Star Territory, the endless Starry Sky had also gathered its power and formed a strange resonance with Yang Kai, becoming his source of power.
This vast Starry Sky was the place he had spent two years refining. Although the energy gathered in this vast Starry Sky was not as pure as the Star Source Energy of Shadowed Star, it was still superior in quantity and could naturally cause unimaginable changes.
“Break!” Yang Kai shouted.
There seemed to be the sound of something shattering.
Yang Kai’s stooped figure suddenly straightened like a javelin.
A look of disbelief flashed across Chi Huo’s eyes as he stood up from his chair.
Before he could think of anything else, a figure appeared in front of him and grabbed his neck with an iron hoop-like hand. The strength of this hand was so strong that he couldn’t even muster the courage to resist.
An invisible shackling force enveloped his entire body, instantly severing his connection with Fire Cloud Star. Not only that, but even the Star Source he had refined was suppressed.
His eyes trembled violently. What kind of terrifying strength was this? Who was this person?
Ding ding dang dang…
The sound of wine glasses crashing to the ground rang out as the group of guests stared at this scene with their mouths agape, as if they were in a dream.
Star Master Chi Huo had actually been lifted up by a little brat, and from beginning to end, he hadn’t even had time to react.
The confrontation between the two of them only lasted for a moment, but it was so fast that it dazzled everyone’s eyes. Many people didn’t even understand what was happening before the outcome was decided.
Such a scene could only mean one thing, one person’s strength far exceeded the other’s by too much, which was why such an instant kill was possible.
Chi Huo was already a Star Master and a 3rd order Void King Realm, so how could anyone surpass him so much? Their brain was already somewhat lacking, so this scene would definitely shock everyone for the rest of their lives.
“Ah?” Cui Mengyuan shouted, his eyes glazed over. The surprise had come so quickly that he hadn’t had time to prepare.
The bride also covered her red lips with her small hand, her beautiful eyes staring up at Yang Kai in shock. She felt as if this figure was as tall as a mountain, so close that she couldn’t see his face clearly, as if he was far away from the nine heavens.
Yang Kai turned around and grinned at her, “Hurry up and fly with that little brat.”
Saying so, he waved his hand and tossed her and Cui Mengyuan out of the Flame Mountain.
En, she was also willing to do so. After all, when Cui Mengyuan appeared in this hall, she had revealed an extremely worried expression.
TO BE CONTINUED...