On both sides of each wooden cabinet, there was a jade slip. Yang Kai took the jade slip from the left and Ji Yao took the right. The two of them walked forward at the same pace, with only a hollow wooden cabinet separating them. When they looked up, they could even see each other clearly.
Yang Kai didn’t have much choice in storing these jade slips, so he simply stuffed them into his mouth and prepared to copy all the jade slips from Ice Heart Valley’s Cultivation Technique Pavilion from the fourth to the eighth layer.
For a time, the Cultivation Technique Pavilion was silent, with only the jade slips in their hands constantly changing.
There were several thousand jade slips stored in the fourth layer, but the two of them only spent half a day to finish copying.
“Let’s go to the next floor,” Ji Yao said before leading the way.
The fifth floor’s space was slightly smaller than the fourth floor’s, and there were only about ten wooden cabinets, with only half of the jade slips stored on the fourth floor.
With their previous experience, the two of them were even more efficient, and in less than two hours, they had finished copying all the books.
Then the sixth, seventh…
At first, Yang Kai was still somewhat uneasy, feeling that Ji Yao had nothing good to do with him, but seeing her calm demeanor and even casually chatting with him, he gradually relaxed.
He was afraid that Ji Yao would mention what had happened in the Wild Ancient Land to him. Although Ji Yao’s consciousness was somewhat unclear at that time and she mistook him for Bing Yun, Yang Kai had no choice but to pretend to be her for a period of time. However, he had always seen things he shouldn’t have seen and spreading it would damage Ji Yao’s reputation.
Now that he saw that she was safe and sound, he gradually felt relieved. The truth of the past was an accident, and he understood this point. Ji Yao also understood this point, so she naturally had no reason to keep holding on to it.
After entering the eighth floor, there were only a few wooden cabinets, and after a rough count, there were probably less than a hundred jade slips.
However, the Cultivation Technique and Secret Techniques stored in these jade slips were already the highest level of existence in Ice Heart Valley besides the ones that were not passed down to outsiders. They were all suitable for the cultivation of the Emperor Realm. Since Bing Yun was willing to share these things with Yang Kai, it was obvious that she was generous to him. If it were anyone else, they probably wouldn’t even be able to enter this Skills Library.
There weren’t many jade slips, so Ji Yao didn’t interfere in the matter of Skill Storing. Instead, she walked over to the window and looked out, a slightly desolate look appearing on her face.
Yang Kai continued to copy.
“I heard you brought four wives from the Star Field?” Ji Yao suddenly asked.
Yang Kai looked up at her and saw that she was still staring at him. If he didn’t pay attention, he would have thought he had heard wrong.
Immediately, he broke out in cold sweat, “Who did you hear that from?”
Ji Yao turned to look at him with a teasing smile, “I’ve already met Little Junior Sister, when can the other three be met?”
What are you seeing them for! Yang Kai cursed in his heart. What puzzled him even more was how Ji Yao knew about this. Although it had been more than a month since he returned from the Star Field and it was not a secret that he had brought four wives with him, who would be so bored as to tell this to Ji Yao?
“You planted spies in my High Heaven Palace?” Yang Kai looked at her incredulously. If not for this, Ji Yao would never have known about this.
“You haven’t answered my question yet,” Ji Yao avoided the main point.
Yang Kai smiled bitterly, “If Junior Sister Yao wants to see them, she can go to High Heaven Palace at any time.”
Ji Yao snorted lightly and waved her sleeve, “I want to go, but I’m afraid some people won’t welcome me.”
“Who dares!” Yang Kai glared.
Ji Yao stared at him for a moment.
Yang Kai pointed at his nose and said, “It can’t be me, right? What kind of joke is this? If Junior Sister Yao wants to go to High Heaven Palace, she can go at any time, no one will not welcome you.”
“You’re the one who said that,” Ji Yao pursed her lips and smiled, “In that case, I’ll have to visit High Heaven Palace more often.”
She had often visited High Heaven Palace before, but she had failed to see Yang Kai nine times out of ten. The news she had received was that Yang Kai had gone out and had yet to return. Even if this was the truth, it still gave her the illusion that Yang Kai was avoiding her, causing her to feel somewhat disappointed. Now that she heard Yang Kai’s words, the uneasiness in her heart disappeared.
“Right, I also heard that Miss Zhu also fell into your hands?”
The corner of Yang Kai’s eyes twitched, “Who’s so big-mouthed?” A few possible candidates flashed across his mind. The three Monster Kings? No, there was no reason for them to gossip behind his back. Was it Hua Qingsi? Or was it Nanmen Dajun or Hou Yu?
Perhaps it was Hou Yu! Yang Kai swore in his heart. If it really was her, he would lock her up for a hundred years and make her constantly refine artifacts, never letting her out for less than a hundred years.
“Senior Brother is truly amazing, having so many women around him, making everyone envious.”
Yang Kai said with an awkward expression, “Junior Sister Yao, if you don’t have anything else to do, why don’t you help me copy the Jade Slip? There’s not much left.”
What was the point of talking about this with a woman like Ji Yao? It felt weird. If it was another man, perhaps Yang Kai would be interested.
Ji Yao looked at him mockingly, “Senior Brother, are you embarrassed? What’s there to be embarrassed about? Aren’t you men all like this? You want to occupy all the beautiful women in the world.”
“That’s not right,” Yang Kai shook his head, “It’s undeniable that a beautiful woman can always attract a man’s attention. Perhaps it’s a bit fanciful, but occupying all the beautiful women in the world is a bit too unrealistic.”
“Is that so?” Ji Yao remained expressionless, “Does that mean that Senior Brother is satisfied with having five beauties?”
Yang Kai said seriously, “How could I be dissatisfied?”
Ji Yao walked towards him and asked solemnly, “Senior Brother, can you guarantee that you won’t play around with women in the future?”
Yang Kai put his hand to his forehead, “Junior Sister Yao, we really should change the subject.”
“Senior Brother, are you trying to avoid my question? Or do you have other thoughts in your heart? If another woman tries to throw herself into your arms, will you not refuse?” Standing in front of Yang Kai, she looked up at him stubbornly as her fragrance wafted over.
Yang Kai took a step back and leaned his back against the wooden cabinet, his mouth twitching slightly as he said, “Junior Sister Yao, you’re interfering too much!”
Ji Yao replied, “If it was in the past, I could sit back and do nothing, but since Master has agreed to take Little Junior Sister in, then Little Junior Sister and I are one family. Although this is our first time interacting with each other, I can see that our Little Junior Sister has a cold personality, so I’m afraid she won’t restrict you in matters between men and women. As her Senior Sister, I naturally have to think about it for her.”
“You’re being unreasonable,” Yang Kai frowned.
Ji Yao sneered, “You don’t mean what you say.”
Yang Kai raised his brow, “How am I lying?”
“You obviously are.”
“Don’t make it sound like you know a lot about men,” Yang Kai looked her up and down and sneered, “If Senior Brother isn’t mistaken, Junior Sister is still… a virgin!”
Ji Yao’s white cheeks flushed red as she shouted in embarrassment, “Hooligan!”
Yang Kai shrugged, “You were the one who insisted on discussing this topic with me, I was just stating the facts. You haven’t even met a suitable man yet and have been cultivating diligently in Ice Heart Valley, so how can you understand the thoughts of a man?”
“Who said I didn’t meet one!” Ji Yao said angrily, her chest heaving as she glared at Yang Kai.
Yang Kai felt a strange sense of guilt from her gaze and couldn’t help turning his eyes away, shrugging his shoulders and saying, “So, let’s change the subject, there’s no point in continuing this discussion.”
“No!” Ji Yao stretched out her hand and grabbed Yang Kai’s collar, “In the past, I thought you were a good person. Even if you were a man, you should know how to keep yourself clean. I didn’t expect you to be such a disgrace. If I don’t make myself clear today, Little Junior Sister will suffer in the future.”
Yang Kai flew into a rage, “Who said the Golden Jade Embodiment was a waste?”
This was too much, how could he allow himself to be exposed like this? This was simply a personal attack, how could he tolerate it?
Ji Yao tightened her grip and Yang Kai immediately leaned towards her, emphasizing each word, “I’m talking about you.”
“Ji Yao!” Yang Kai shouted, “Don’t go too far!”
“If I go too far, what can you do to me?!” Ji Yao raised her head, her face filled with anger, showing no intention of backing down. She was half a head shorter than Yang Kai, but at this moment, she seemed to be high above him.
Yang Kai stared at her fiercely, her nostrils flaring as her beautiful face became closer to him, the two peaks of her chest emitting a shocking amount of elasticity and heat. Yang Kai was slightly dazed, and his fierce expression suddenly changed. Just now, he had been so focused on arguing with her that he hadn’t realized that the two of them were so close, but now that he had come to his senses, his heart was pounding.
The corner of his eyes twitched as his tone softened, “If you have something to say, say it nicely. Let go first.” Reaching out to grab her hand, he tried to pry it open, but to his surprise, Ji Yao had no intention of letting go. However, the moment their skin touched, her tender hand trembled slightly and her face slowly turned red.
The two pairs of eyes still stared at each other, but there was no longer any tension between them. Instead, there was a hint of ambiguity.
Yang Kai took a deep breath and tried to persuade her, “Great Aunt, I was wrong, okay? Let go of me first.”
“I won’t!” Ji Yao lost the courage to look him in the eye, but her expression remained stubborn.
Yang Kai said solemnly, “Something will happen.”
Ji Yao didn’t say anything, but her silent confrontation showed her attitude.
“I’ll warn you one last time, something really will happen,” Yang Kai said solemnly.
Ji Yao remained unmoved.
This was intolerable!
Yang Kai let out a sigh of relief and slowly lowered his head, turning his head to the side and pressing his lips against hers.
Ji Yao’s body suddenly trembled violently as her hand that had been gripping Yang Kai’s collar tightened.
A powerful aura rushed towards her as the distance between the two of them rapidly closed. Ji Yao’s eyes immediately closed, only her long eyelashes constantly fluttering, clearly showing her nervousness.
A soft and cold touch came from his lips, and there seemed to be a hint of sweetness to it, making one feel as if they were enjoying a sweet taste.
Ji Yao’s trembling body instantly stiffened, as if someone had cast a immobilizing spell on her.
Yang Kai’s movements were incomparably gentle, as if he was afraid of scaring her. Every time they made contact, she would withdraw her hand, like a dragonfly touching the water, her stiff body gradually relaxing, and she didn’t even know when she had let go of her hand that was holding onto Yang Kai’s collar.
Her waist tightened as she leaned forward.
TO BE CONTINUED...