Zhu Qing snorted, “If I really have a child in the future, I won’t let you teach them.”
Yang Kai stared at her, “How can I do that? My child will naturally be taught by me.”
Zhu Qing said disdainfully, “What good can you teach like just now?”
Yang Kai shook his head, “The world is a dangerous place, how can a flower in a greenhouse resist the wind and rain? Have you not heard of the saying ‘a loving mother will spoil her child’?”
Zhu Qing squinted at him, “What do you mean?”
Yang Kai looked up at the sky, “Nothing.”
Yang Xiao looked around, his eyes narrowing into crescents, seemingly enjoying this atmosphere.
Yang Kai raised his hand and struck him, “What are you laughing about?”
Yang Xiao looked at Zhu Qing with an aggrieved expression, “Mother, Father hit me again!”
After being called out like this, Zhu Qing’s motherly love suddenly overflowed as she pulled Yang Xiao in front of her and glared at Yang Kai, “If you want to talk, just talk. Why do you always have to hit children?”
Yang Xiao nodded repeatedly, “Yes, yes!”
Yang Kai pointed at Zhu Qing and said, “Look, look, what did I say just now? A loving mother will spoil her child, that’s how it is! You women are always so protective and spoiling them, sooner or later they'll get into trouble.”
Zhu Qing said angrily, “It’s better than you taking action like that.”
The two of them stared at each other for a while before Yang Kai couldn’t help sneering. He had yet to even have a child, yet he was already quarreling over such a trivial matter. If there was, what kind of situation would it be?
Zhu Qing also thought of this and couldn’t help laughing.
“Right, why is Xiaoqi here?” Yang Kai suddenly remembered something.
Zhu Qing suddenly looked at him strangely, “Was that fun?”
Yang Kai raised his hand and slapped his own mouth, calling him a cheap mouth, why did he have to mention this…
Zhu Qing said, “You had been cultivating the Dragon Blood Flower all this time and then left without a word. Little Sister Xiaoqi was very angry when she found out that you were still on Dragon Island, so she came to settle the score with you. Who would have thought that instead of settling the score, she would suffer a great loss!”
Yang Kai coughed lightly, “Misunderstanding, that was a misunderstanding.”
Yang Xiao interrupted, “Is that Aunt Xuan’s daughter?”
“Yes,” Zhu Qing nodded, somewhat surprised, “You know her? Did your parents tell you?”
“No,” Yang Xiao shook his head, a thoughtful look appearing on his face before a bright smile appeared on his face, “I know a little, but I don’t know why I know.” Although his words were somewhat awkward, his meaning was clear.
Yang Kai and Zhu Qing looked at each other and both understood that Yang Xiao must have inherited something from Yang Kai during the incubation process, otherwise he wouldn’t have known about this and his personality wouldn’t be so similar to Yang Kai’s.
“Right, you little brat, why did you come here? Where are your parents?” Yang Kai asked.
“Father and Mother are on their own Spirit Island. I was bored staying there so I came over to take a look,” Yang Xiao suddenly shivered as he spoke, his face filled with fear, “Mother is too enthusiastic, her enthusiasm is unbearable.”
Yang Kai’s face sank, “Don’t say such things in front of your mother, otherwise she will die of grief.”
Yang Xiao replied, “This child understands, but I’m not used to it, and I don’t know why, but I feel a bit repulsed by her.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s heart couldn’t help but skip a beat. In this world, how could a son reject his mother? Presumably, it was because of him, Yang Xiao had inherited so many things from him during the incubation. Even their personalities were so similar, so his preferences and hatred must have been affected.
At that time, Yang Kai had hated Fu Zhun to death, and this feeling had inevitably been transmitted to Yang Xiao, who was still inside the dragon egg, causing him to feel repulsed by Fu Zhun.
“But I also like her a lot!” Yang Xiao’s little face showed a blank look as he looked at Yang Kai and asked, “Father, why do you think that is?”
How could he not like the connection between their bloodlines? The rejection was only because he was affected by an external force, so Yang Kai was too embarrassed to explain and simply said, “Just spend more time with her, you’ll slowly get used to it.”
Yang Xiao nodded, “Yes.”
Yang Kai smiled and patted his head, “Boy, I’m very happy that you can call me father, but you have your own parents, it’s not appropriate to call me father anymore.”
Yang Xiao showed a shocked expression, “Father doesn’t want to acknowledge me?”
Yang Kai shook his head, “It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that the word father and mother is very sacred and unique. You are the son of the Dragon Clan’s Great Elder and Second Elder, so I can’t deprive them of their rights. If I have my own child in the future, I won’t be happy to hear him call another man his father.”
“Is that so?” Yang Xiao was confused, “This child is still young and doesn’t understand this.”
Yang Kai laughed, “Of course you don’t understand, but if you did, what would happen?”
Yang Xiao said, “Since Father says so, this child will change his way.”
Yang Kai looked at him with interest, “What do you want to call me?”
Yang Xiao thought about it for a moment before raising his hands and bowing respectfully, “This child greets Foster Father and Foster Mother!” Then he looked at Yang Kai happily and asked, “Is that alright?”
Yang Kai and Zhu Qing glanced at each other before pulling Yang Xiao over and rubbing his head, “Your little brain is moving quite fast.”
Yang Xiao clenched his teeth and said, “Although you are my foster father, if you continue to act like this, I will…”
“What about you?” Yang Kai remained unmoved, directly rubbing his hair into a chicken nest.
With great difficulty, Yang Xiao managed to extricate himself from Yang Kai’s grasp. As he tidied his hair, he glared at Yang Kai bitterly, “Foster Father, you’re so unreasonable.”
Yang Kai laughed, “This is the first lesson I’ve taught you. In this world, fists are the truth. My fists are bigger than yours, so I have a point.”
Yang Xiao wore a thoughtful expression.
Zhu Qing pulled him away and walked off into the distance, whispering to him, “Don’t listen to his nonsense. In this world, not everything can be solved by fists.”
Yang Kai shouted from behind, “If one fist isn’t enough, then two fists!”
Yang Xiao turned around and said excitedly, “I still have teeth and two legs!”
Yang Kai laughed wildly, “Exactly!”
Zhu Qing put her hand to her forehead, feeling that this little boy was about to be played by Yang Kai. When he really grew up, she didn’t know what he would become.
Zhu Qing and Yang Xiao gradually distanced themselves from each other. It seemed that she didn’t intend to let the little guy continue to interact with Yang Kai, lest he be led astray.
Yang Kai didn’t think much of it. Since this little brat had inherited his temper and personality, there shouldn’t be any problems with his future conduct.
He turned his head and looked to the side. Although there was no one there, Yang Kai could feel Fu Zhun’s aura hiding there. The Second Elder wasn’t worried about Yang Kai, but after losing her beloved son, she didn’t want to separate from Yang Xiao for even a moment. Naturally, she would secretly follow behind him, even if she didn’t talk to him, just watching from afar was enough.
Since Fu Zhun had no intention of showing himself, Yang Kai naturally wouldn’t expose her. Putting his hands behind his back, he turned around and returned to Zhu Qing’s palace.
Yang Xiao’s birthday banquet was held ten days later on Great Elder’s Azure Wood Island. After all, Azure Wood Island’s environment was much better than Snow Ice Island’s, so it was very suitable for this kind of event.
All of the Dragon Race clansmen gathered, including Fu Ling, who had been punished in the entrance.
There weren’t many Dragon Race clansmen, so Yang Kai counted them carefully this time. There were only eighteen, including Yang Xiao, who had just been born, so there were only nineteen of them, no more than twenty. Among them, there were only seven Dragon Ladies and the rest were all male Dragon Race.
The banquet was set up and long tables were arranged on both sides, with two people sitting at each table.
The middle and highest seats were naturally occupied by the Great Elder and the Second Elder. The lower rows were divided according to their bloodlines. Those with higher bloodlines sat at the top while those with lower bloodlines naturally sat in the back.
In fact, in terms of cultivation, with the exception of Great Elder and Second Elder, the gap between the other Dragon Race cultivators wasn’t too great, but the suppression of one’s bloodline was the most fundamental problem for the Dragon Race. Similar to the Third-Order Emperor Realm, an Eighth-Order Giant Dragon could easily crush a Seventh-Order Giant Dragon.
Yang Kai was still struggling with where to sit, but Fu Zhun spoke first, “Yang… Yang Kai, sit there.”
Her voice trembled slightly, obviously still not used to calling out Yang Kai’s name. After all, the two of them were like fire and water before, but because of Yang Xiao’s birth, all of Fu Zhun’s dissatisfaction towards Yang Kai had disappeared, leaving behind only gratitude.
On top of that, Yang Xiao attached great importance to Yang Kai. If she really made Yang Kai unhappy, just a few words from him could ruin her relationship with Yang Xiao.
A few days ago, she had secretly followed Yang Xiao to Cresent Island, and after hearing Yang Kai’s words about his parents, she had become even more grateful to him, completely changing her impression of Yang Kai.
Fu Zhun also wanted to repair her relationship with Yang Kai.
Listening to her, Yang Kai looked over and saw that Fu Zhun was pointing to the front of the two tables.
Raising his brow, Yang Kai cupped his fists and sat down without saying anything else. On the opposite side was Third Elder Fu Xuan, Fifth Elder Zhu Qing, and Fourth Elder Zhu Kong.
No one was surprised by this scene and all the Dragon Race masters took their seats.
Yang Xiao’s small body was squeezed between Zhu Yan and Fu Zhun, not occupying much space. Today, however, he was wearing a very festive dress, obviously putting a lot of thought into it.
However, the little guy sitting up there was quite disobedient. From time to time, he would wink at Yang Kai, causing Yang Kai to glare at him before settling down.
Zhu Yan gently clapped his hands, and immediately, a beautiful fairy-like woman flew up and presented plates of exquisite spirit fruits and nectar. These women were not from the Dragon Race, but Dragon Island did not lack these people.
On the Spirit Islands of the male Dragon Race, there were almost all of these people, each of them as beautiful as a flower, each one of them one in a million. Not only were they beautiful, but their cultivation was also not low.
But today, these women were only maids.
They obviously knew about the recent happy events on Dragon Island and had heard about Yang Kai’s actions, so when they served him fine wine and delicacies, they all curiously sized up Yang Kai, wanting to see just what kind of person he was that even the Dragon Race would treat him as an honored guest!
TO BE CONTINUED...