“Palace Master want us to move out?” Ye Hen was shocked. After the Thousand Leaves Sect’s incident that year, only two or three hundred of its thousands of disciples remained, and their strengths were quite varied. If it weren’t for Yang Kai taking care of them all these years, it was likely they wouldn’t have been able to maintain their strength, not to mention the rapid advancement in their cultivation. Even he, the Sect Master, had reached the Emperor Realm.
“Sect Master Ye still has a choice,” Yang Kai pointed out, “Firstly, Thousand Leaves Sect has completely merged with my High Heaven Palace, and from now on, there will be no Thousand Leaves Sect in this world, only Thousand Leaves Peak. We have discussed this matter before, but times have changed. As such, the other Peak Masters won’t have any objections.”
Ye Hen’s expression changed slightly. If that was the case, then Thousand Leaves Sect was truly gone. Hesitating, he asked, “What about the second option?”
Yang Kai said, “I’ll send you back to the Thousand Leaves Sect’s former home. Every time Chief Manager Hua goes to the Southern Domain, she will use this road. I heard that no one has occupied that place yet, but it’s a bit dilapidated. As long as Sect Master Ye orders his disciples repair it a bit, they should be able to live there. As for safety, you don’t need to worry about that. Sect Master Ye is now an Emperor Realm, so he has some ability to protect himself. With the help of those Heavenly Puppets, I’m sure no one will be foolish enough to cause trouble for you. In addition, I’m also a guest Elder of the Azure Sun Temple. When the time comes, I’ll call out to Azure Sun Temple and ask them to take care of Thousand Leaves Sect. Naturally, they’ll give you time to grow stronger.”
Hearing this, Ye Hen’s expression changed and he gratefully said, “Palace Master is truly generous.”
He also knew that Yang Kai had already reached his limit, so he didn’t have any complaints in his heart. Yang Kai being able to openly discuss this matter with him was the greatest form of respect. Otherwise, with Yang Kai’s current strength, he could easily kick them out of the house.
However, if he really left now and returned to Thousand Leaves Sect, would there still be a chance for revenge in the future?
These past few years, his disciples had made rapid progress in their cultivation, and even he had broken through to the Emperor Realm. Thanks to High Heaven Palace’s excellent cultivation environment and a steady supply of resources, once he returned to the Southern Domain, he would have to start all over again. Even if the Azure Sun Temple could protect him, where could he obtain cultivation resources? Thousand Leaves Sect was good at refining puppets, but refining them required a massive amount of materials.
Moreover, were the disciples really willing to return to the Southern Domain with him?
After staying here for twenty or thirty years, the several hundred Thousand Leaves Sect disciples had long become accustomed to life here. To put it bluntly, this place was like a paradise on earth. From frugality to extravagance, from extravagance to frugality, who would be willing to return to that godforsaken place?
“Sect Master Ye, please consider this matter carefully, there’s no need to rush to give an answer,” Yang Kai saw the look of difficulty on his face and sighed before patting his shoulder and standing up.
“There’s no need to think about it,” Ye Hen suddenly said.
Yang Kai turned to look at him.
Ye Hen stood up and cupped his fists respectfully, “Ye Hen is willing to lead the Thousand Leaves Sect’s disciples to High Heaven Palace, but he has a request.”
Yang Kai grinned, “Tell me about it.”
“When the time comes, please allow me to lead a few hundred Thousand Leaves Peak disciples to the Flowing Shadow Sword Sect to seek justice!”
The Flowing Shadow Sword Sect was the sect that had destroyed Thousand Leaves Sect in the past. Although it was ordered by someone, it was indeed them who had done it. Ye Hen had cultivated painstakingly for so many years in order to one day step into the Flowing Shadow Sword Sect and avenge his disciples.
“If Palace Master can agree to this condition, this subordinate is willing to serve High Heaven Palace.”
“Agree? How could I not agree?” Yang Kai chuckled, “Back then, you and I had already discussed this matter, but now I’ll say it again. If you want to take revenge personally, then work hard on your cultivation. The Flowing Shadow Sword Sect is not to be trifled with.”
Ye Hen nodded, waved his sleeves, and cupped his fists, “Thousand Leaves Peak’s Peak Master Ye Hen greets Palace Master!”
Although he had previously called Yang Kai ‘Palace Master’, it was obviously different from now. From now on, the original members of Thousand Leaves Sect would truly belong to High Heaven Palace, and the various puppet refining methods would also become High Heaven Palace’s capital.
To be honest, Yang Kai wasn’t too willing to let Ye Hen leave, but what he said was the truth. Two or three hundred Thousand Leaves Sect’s disciples occupied an extremely good main peak, the other Peak Masters were quite dissatisfied. If they were from the same family, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but the key was that Ye Hen and the others were only outsiders. It was because they had arrived earlier that they had occupied such a good place.
Now, he no longer had such concerns.
He informed Ye Hen that after a few days, someone would arrange for people to enter Thousand Leaves Peak. Such a large main peak, it would be a waste to not have three thousand people.
Returning from Ye Hen’s place, Yang Kai wore a relaxed expression.
Entering High Heaven Peak’s main hall, a maidservant immediately came up to greet him, “Palace Master, Senior Ji has arrived.”
“Brother Ji? Is something going on?” Yang Kai was stunned.
The maidservant covered her mouth and smiled, “It’s not Sir Ji Ying, it’s Sir Ji Yao.”
Yang Kai stopped in his tracks and asked somewhat guiltily, “What is she doing here?”
The last time something had happened in Ice Heart Valley’s Cultivation Technique Pavilion, although it had left a deep impression on Yang Kai, he still couldn’t understand Ji Yao’s attitude. The two of them had already acted so intimately, but after that incident, Ji Yao acted as if nothing had happened, acting strangely.
Fortunately, she had warned Yang Kai not to let Su Yan know about this matter, otherwise Yang Kai would have to worry about whether she would use it to threaten him. Since she had warned him so, he definitely wouldn’t take the initiative to reveal it.
After returning from his busy days, Yang Kai had also forgotten about what had happened that day. Now that he heard that Ji Yao had come, he couldn’t help feeling somewhat nervous.
That day, Ji Yao seemed to have lost control of her emotions. Could it be that she was regretting now and had come to settle accounts with him?
If that was the case, he would lose a lot of face.
The maidservant replied, “I don’t know, but after Senior Ji Yao came, she went inside and asked this servant to inform that she would meet you when she returned.”
Yang Kai scratched his neck, a look of discomfort on his face as he turned to the maidservant and asked, “What was her expression when she came? Was she angry?”
The maidservant asked curiously, “I don’t think so. Senior Ji Yao has always been so cold, I don’t know if she’s angry or not.”
“Can’t you tell if I’m angry or not?” Yang Kai glared.
The maid hurriedly lowered her head, “This servant really doesn’t know.”
“Forget it, forget it,” Yang Kai waved his hand, “Go about your business.”
The maidservant accepted the order and fled.
Yang Kai paced back and forth in the hall, not knowing what Ji Yao’s intentions were. Logically speaking, the two of them should be somewhat embarrassed to meet now, but Yang Kai didn’t know what her intentions were, so he hesitated.
After walking back and forth a few times, he had already reached the entrance of the main hall once and was prepared to ignore Ji Yao. In any case, it was impossible for her to remain in High Heaven Palace forever, so he could naturally avoid this awkward situation by dragging her away.
On second thought, the one who should be embarrassed wasn’t him, but her. If she wasn’t afraid, what was a man like him afraid of? In any case, she was the one who suffered.
Turning around, he valiantly walked inside.
After searching for a long time, he finally found Ji Yao in a room.
This was Su Yan’s room, built on top of a cliff. Outside the balcony was a bottomless cliff with clouds and mist swirling around it.
When Yang Kai pushed open the door and entered, he saw Ji Yao standing by the guardrail, her eyes staring towards the setting sun. The afterglow of the setting sun shone on her, dyeing her entire body golden.
With the wind blowing, her beautiful hair fluttered and her dress fluttered, as if she could fly away at any moment.
Ji Yao did not even turn her head, as if she had not noticed Yang Kai’s arrival.
Yang Kai closed the door and walked over, standing next to her and staring at her side profile. Her snow white skin, slender neck, and high chest, her posture was calm, giving off a unique charm.
“Junior Sister Yao is here,” Yang Kai smiled and rubbed his hands together.
Yang Kai couldn’t understand her current attitude, so he didn’t dare act too presumptuously. When a man and a woman had such an affair, a man would naturally feel like he was taking advantage of her, so naturally he would feel somewhat guilty.
“I came to collect some things,” Ji Yao turned to look at him.
“What is it?” Yang Kai asked curiously.
“Little Junior Sister’s clothes,” Ji Yao replied.
Yang Kai stared at her blankly for a long time before realizing what she was about to say, “Is that it?”
Ji Yao nodded lightly.
Yang Kai didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “Does this require you to personally come here?”
As a cultivator, all of them had Space Rings, so everyone’s Space Rings must have a lot of spare items. Yang Kai also had a Space Ring, so he believed Su Yan must have one as well.
It was just to get some clothes to change into, there was no need for her to come all the way here.
“Not welcome?” Ji Yao raised her brow.
“No, no, no, there’s absolutely no such thing, how could I not welcome you?” Yang Kai denied.
Ji Yao lifted her chin and said, “Go find it, it’s not good for me to touch Little Junior Sister’s things.”
“Then please wait a moment,” Yang Kai said as he turned around and entered her room, going to the closet to look around. Su Yan didn’t really care about her clothes, but with her background, no matter what she wore, she was still beautiful.
There weren’t many clothes in the closet, so Yang Kai found all of them and stuffed them into an empty ring.
Turning around, he found that Ji Yao had also entered and was sitting on the bed quietly.
Yang Kai handed the ring to her and said, “It’s all here. When you get back, tell her to cultivate in Ice Heart Valley in peace. If she needs anything, just call for it and I’ll have someone deliver it.”
“En.” Ji Yao accepted the ring and casually put it on her finger, raising her hand to examine it as if it was a gift from Yang Kai.
“Junior Sister, is there anything else?” Yang Kai asked.
'Then why were you still sitting here?' Yang Kai was speechless, but he was too embarrassed to ask her to leave. He didn’t know if it was just his imagination, but this meeting was different from any other time he had met her. He felt like he was in the wrong and couldn’t wait to send Ji Yao away so he wouldn’t feel uneasy.
“Do you need something?” Ji Yao looked up at him, her beautiful eyes bright.
“No,” Yang Kai scratched his head, wondering what could he need.
“If there’s something you need to do, go do it yourself, don’t worry about me.”
“Haha…” The corners of Yang Kai’s mouth twitched. Since she was a guest, how could he leave her here alone?
TO BE CONTINUED...