Just as the black-robed old man hesitated, he suddenly frowned and looked to the side.
As the ripples spread out, Yang Kai’s figure appeared like a ghost, causing the old man’s eyes to narrow. With his eyesight, he naturally recognized that this was a Space Ability, and it was an extremely profound Space Ability. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for him to achieve such a degree of teleportation. Taking a closer look at Yang Kai’s face, a look of understanding flashed across his eyes, as if he had recognized Yang Kai.
Yang Kai glanced at the old man and his expression couldn’t help becoming solemn, because he discovered that this black-robed old man’s cultivation was actually at the Third-Order Emperor Realm, and the feeling this old man gave him was that he wasn’t someone to be trifled with, just like when he was facing Cang Mo.
Pseudo Emperor! Yang Kai was surprised, but he didn’t show it on his face. He had heard Yang Yan say that there were many Pseudo Emperor masters who lived in seclusion in this world due to the limitations of the World Bottles, but he had never imagined that he would encounter such a person on this vast sea.
Including Cang Mo, Yang Yan, Li Wuyi, and Sheng Yuzhu, this was the fifth Pseudo Emperor he had encountered.
As for the young girl next to the black-robed old man, when she saw Yang Kai, her pair of frightened eyes suddenly flashed with joy as she sent out a cry for help.
Yang Kai glanced at her, his heart filled with shock.
He actually knew this young girl, and her background was not small.
Ghost Great Emperor had a son and a daughter, and his son was Yao Si. His daughter was this Yao Lin. Yang Kai and this brother and sister had both met before. The former was in the Star Fragments Sea, but they had only met once and had never interacted much with each other. He had even had some conflict with the latter and she was nearly killed by him. At the critical moment, it was Ghost Great Emperor’s soul that had descended and forced Yang Kai to retreat, saving her life.
It wasn’t strange that he had run into Yao Lin in the Eastern Sea. After all, Ghost Palace was also in the Eastern Territory, so Yang Kai couldn’t help wondering who this black-robed old man was. How could he have the courage to attack Yao Lin? From the looks of it, it was obvious that Yao Lin had been captured, and the few corpses that stained the seawater below should be her guards, but at this moment, they had all died.
Did this black-robed old man have some kind of enmity with Ghost Great Emperor? Or was it that Yao Lin had accidentally provoked him and ended up being taught a lesson? He had personally experienced Yao Lin’s personality. She was arrogant, and condescending, so it wouldn’t be strange if she really provoked him.
But no matter what, now that Yang Xiao had fallen into his hands, Yang Kai could no longer remain uninvolved.
Thinking quickly, Yang Kai turned a deaf ear to Yao Lin’s plea for help and simply looked at Yang Xiao, who was being held by the old man, and asked, “Xiao’er, are you alright?”
Yang Xiao grinned, “Rest assured, Foster Father, your son is fine.”
Foster father? The black-robed old man’s brow wrinkled when he heard this. This title was a bit confusing to him. He had thought that this child had a pure dragon’s aura and should be a member of the Dragon Race, but how could there be a Dragon Race in this world that would call a human their Foster father? The Dragon Race was such a proud race that even a newly born child would not lower their proud head.
Was his guess wrong? Could it be that this little fatty wasn’t from the Dragon Race and only had a trace of the Dragon Race’s bloodline? Strange, truly strange!
“I told you not to run around, but you insisted on running around. Since you have nothing else to do, get back here!” Yang Kai shouted with a stern face.
The corner of Yang Xiao’s eyes twitched as he thought to himself, I also want to go back, but now that I’m being held in his hands, how can I just leave like this? He could only bitterly say to the black-robed old man, “Old Grandpa, my foster father told me to go back, please let me go.”
The black-robed old man didn’t say anything, only staring deeply at Yang Kai.
Killing intent gradually filled the air.
He hadn’t expected to encounter someone else in this vast sea, but what he had done today couldn’t be easily revealed. He had already considered killing Yang Kai to silence him, but Yang Kai was proficient in the Space Laws, which made him feel somewhat troubled. Facing such a person, he had to be confident he could kill him in one blow, otherwise he would definitely let Yang Kai escape.
With such an obvious murderous intent, how could Yang Kai not notice it? His heart tightened as he hurriedly said, “Senior, my son and I were just passing by this place. If my son is lacking in manners, this one can apologize on his behalf. There’s no need to keep holding onto him, right? He’s just a child.”
Yang Kai cursed in his heart. Didn’t this little brat know the Time Laws? He had just escaped from his grasp so quickly, so how could he be so easily caught? Quickly use your Time Laws to escape!
In this current situation, he didn’t dare act rashly. Yang Xiao was in the hands of someone else, so if he made any sudden movements, it could lead to unpredictable consequences. Yang Xiao had only been taken out of Dragon Island for a few days, if something were to happen to him, how could he face the Great Elder and Second Elder in the future? For a time, he was anxious, but his expression became more calm.
At this moment, a red light flew over from afar.
The black-robed old man who had been staring at Yang Kai all this time frowned and turned his head to look in that direction, immediately revealing a stunned expression.
With a flash of red light, Qiong Qi rushed over with Mo Xiaoqi. When he saw the black-robed old man, Qiong Qi also let out a cry of surprise, obviously sensing how powerful he was.
“Winged Tiger!” The black-robed old man finally called out, his eyes filled with dread as he suddenly realized that things had gone out of his control. Even though he was a Pseudo Emperor and possessed a strength that surpassed an ordinary Third-Order Emperor Realm master, facing a veteran Holy Spirit like Qiong Qi, he still felt some pressure.
Why was Winged Tiger here? Moreover, he had a young girl on his back, what he saw today was even stranger.
On the other side, after following Qiong Qi to this place, Mo Xiaoqi looked around and suddenly saw Yao Lin and opened her mouth, “Ah…”
As soon as these words left her mouth, Yang Kai’s voice rang out, “Don’t speak nonsense.”
Mo Xiaoqi quickly swallowed the rest of her words but kept staring at Yao Lin, who was also staring at her with a pleading look.
The two girls obviously knew each other. Speaking of which, both of them were daughters of the Great Emperor, and both of them were in the Eastern Region, so they had more or less met each other a few times. Who didn’t know each other? However, with Yao Lin’s terrible personality, Mo Xiaoqi didn’t have any deep friendship with her, only knowing each other.
However, at this moment, he absolutely could not expose this matter. At the very least, until he could confirm Yang Xiao’s safety, he could not expose this matter, otherwise he might really have to force the black-robed old man to silence him.
After all, attacking the daughter of a Great Emperor was simply too sensational, and no one wanted this news to leak out, so Yang Kai stopped Mo Xiaoqi from continuing.
The situation suddenly became extremely treacherous. Everyone had different thoughts, but only Yang Xiao, this little brat, didn’t know the immensity of heaven and earth. His life was hanging by a thread, and no one knew what he was planning.
After a long silence, the black-robed old man suddenly asked, “Winged Tiger, what is the meaning of this?”
His voice was hoarse, like metal rubbing against metal, making one feel uncomfortable. The reason he asked this was because Qiong Qi had been staring at him the moment he appeared, as if he wanted to make him his enemy.
This made him somewhat confused. Could Qiong Qi be in cahoots with these people? If not, why would they come here one after the other? If so, it would be a bit unlucky.
“What do you mean by that?” Qiong Qi's voice boomed like thunder. He didn’t need to fear the likes of a Pseudo Emperor; after all, he had followed the Passing of Time Great Emperor many years ago and had seen many Pseudo Emperors, so he didn’t need to be polite with his words.
The black-robed old man frowned and suggested, “How about you stay out of this?”
Qiong Qi nodded, “Sure, let go of the little brat in your hands.”
“Him?” The black-robed old man waved Yang Xiao around and Yang Xiao immediately shouted, “Be gentle, my head is dizzy.”
“Is he from the Dragon Clan?” The black-robed old man asked.
“You don’t need to know,” Qiong Qi spat out two white streams of air from his nostrils, his eyes fierce, “You only need to know one thing, if anything happens to this boy, you will die today!”
The black-robed old man nodded and said, “Anyone can boast, but since it was you, a Winged Tiger, who said it, this old master will have to consider it carefully.” After pondering for a moment, he suddenly raised his hand and threw Yang Xiao towards Qiong Qi, shouting, “I’ll return him to you.”
In the next moment, the black-robed old man suddenly lifted his black robe, causing the entire sky to darken, as if his black robe had transformed into a black curtain that blotted out the entire sky. Taking advantage of this sudden change, the black-robed old man grabbed Yao Lin and quickly retreated.
Yang Kai had already shot out and grabbed Yang Xiao in his arms. Sweeping his Divine Sense around, his expression changed drastically as he shouted, “Old Qiong, kill him!”
Qiong Qi didn’t respond and instead became a small black dot, chasing after him the moment the black-robed old man threw Yang Xiao out.
Mo Xiaoqi descended from the sky, it was Qiong Qi who had sent her flying while he was pursuing them. In a fight with a Pseudo Emperor, Qiong Qi didn’t have the confidence to protect Mo Xiaoqi, so he naturally wanted to avoid bringing her first.
“Is Xiao’er alright?” Mo Xiaoqi landed next to Yang Kai and asked before glancing over at the little fatty in Yang Kai’s arms, her expression changing, “What happened to Xiao’er?”
At this moment, the smelly boy’s eyes were wide open and his face was filled with horror. His seven orifices were also bleeding and his body was a mix of red and white. It was obvious that he had been hit by the black-robed old man.
Yang Kai tore off Yang Xiao’s clothes and straightened his body before fixing his eyes on his back. There was a clear five-fingered mark on his jade-like back and a trace of evil energy was spreading from it, causing Yang Xiao to feel cold and hot.
“Come with me!” Yang Kai didn’t hesitate and grabbed Mo Xiaoqi’s arm. With a thought, he brought her into the Mysterious Small World and directly into the medicine garden, shouting, “Mu Zhu, Mu Lu!”
When the two Wood Spirits heard the news and saw Yang Kai holding a little fatty in his arms, they were startled and quickly asked, “Master, what’s wrong?”
Yang Kai placed Yang Xiao on the ground and hurriedly said, “He was injured by someone, I need to force the Evil Energy out of his body. You must help him heal his injuries and stabilize his vitality.”
The two Wood Spirits quickly nodded.
TO BE CONTINUED...