The only thing that Yang Xiao was somewhat dissatisfied with was that this Big Sister Liu Yan seemed to be quite taciturn. Yang Xiao had asked her ten questions, but only once in a while would he be able to hear her answer. At other times, he was basically ignored.
In a mountain valley where hundreds of flowers bloomed, Liu Yan suddenly stopped.
Yang Xiao also quickly stopped and turned to look at her, a look of amazement gradually appearing in his eyes. The scenery of the mountain valley was beautiful, as if it was a paradise on earth. Liu Yan stood there like the most beautiful flower, causing the entire world to lose its brilliance.
As the wind blew past, the thousands of White Butterflies danced in the air, transforming into a multicolored wave of light that made Liu Yan seem like a fairy.
Yang Xiao was dumbfounded. For the first time in his life, he truly understood the meaning of beauty.
Suddenly, Liu Yan tilted her head towards him and said lightly, “Now you should run.”
Yang Xiao, who was staring at her in a daze, was stunned for a moment before asking, “Why should I run?”
Liu Yan slowly raised her hand and stretched out her index finger. With a cry, a fiery light blossomed from her fingertip as she softly said, “Because… I will use this thing to burn you.”
Hearing this, Yang Xiao was dumbfounded, not knowing whether to laugh or cry, “Big Sister Liu Yan, why did you want to burn me? Did I do something wrong?”
Liu Yan didn’t answer and simply smiled at him, then under Yang Xiao’s incredulous gaze, she gently pointed her index finger forward, and the flame on her fingertip suddenly seemed to come to life, transforming into a fire snake and wrapping around Yang Xiao.
Everything happened so suddenly that although he had received Liu Yan’s warning, Yang Xiao simply couldn’t believe that she would really set him on fire. It was only when the fire snake rushed towards him that he seemed to wake up from a dream. His figure flickered as he retreated several dozen meters and shouted, “What are you doing?”
I didn’t provoke you, right? Why did you set me on fire for no reason? Yang Xiao even suspected that there was something wrong with this Big Sister Liu Yan’s brain.
Liu Yan remained silent and simply stood there. With a single thought, the fire snake that flew out chased after Yang Xiao.
Yang Xiao’s expression changed greatly as the heat wave rushed towards him. Although he also felt that this Fire Snake did not possess the strength to kill him, if he were to be burned by it, it would definitely not be a pleasant experience. Yang Xiao immediately dodged. Although he had only been born for a short time and had never cultivated properly, he was still a member of the Dragon Race, so when he dodged, his movements were extremely nimble. For a moment, the Fire Snake was unable to do anything to him. Although this Fire Snake was fierce, under Liu Yan’s control, it did not harm any of the flowers or plants in this place, showing Liu Yan’s precise control over this flame.
Yang Xiao shouted as he dodged, “Big Sister Liu Yan, what are you trying to do? Quickly stop!”
How could Liu Yan pay any attention to him? With a devilish grin on her face, she controlled the Fire Snake to chase after Yang Xiao.
After a few times, Yang Xiao also became angry and cursed, “Crazy woman, are you crazy? We don’t have any enmity, right?”
He had inherited a great deal of his personality from Yang Kai, so after being teased by Liu Yan like this, he naturally became angry and began to speak without thinking.
“What did you call me?” Liu Yan’s eyes narrowed as a cold light flashed across her eyes. Even her voice suddenly became like a cold winter breeze, causing Yang Xiao’s hair to stand on end.
“Crazy woman?” Liu Yan asked him before suddenly chuckling.
Yang Xiao couldn’t help screaming in his heart, how could he dare to remain here? Taking advantage of this opportunity, he flew to the side.
However, although he was a True Dragon, he had been born too short a time ago, so how could he be Liu Yan’s opponent? The Fire Snake suddenly split apart, transforming into a net of fire that enveloped Yang Xiao. Caught off guard, Yang Xiao was caught off guard by this net of fire and immediately cried out miserably, his body emitting smoke.
The temperature of the fire net was extremely high, and although it didn’t have much lethality, being burned by it was still quite uncomfortable.
A resounding dragon’s roar rang out as Yang Xiao’s body flashed with white light, his dragon breath filling the air and shattering the net of flames. Without even turning his head back, Yang Xiao flew off into the distance, feeling extremely wronged. That Big Sister Liu Yan was definitely a madman. He had clearly not provoked her, he had still politely called out to her, yet she was actually willing to kill him next time.
What kind of people were following his foster father? He had to escape and expose this woman’s true face in front of him, telling him to be careful in the future.
“Run, run as fast as you can. I told you to run just now, but you just wouldn’t listen,” Suddenly, a light voice rang out beside Yang Xiao’s ear, causing Yang Xiao’s little face to turn slightly green. Turning his head stiffly, he saw Liu Yan, who was like a demon, standing right next to him. She was clearly doing something malicious, yet she was still smiling happily, as if doing so would make her happy.
This girl was really a madman!
“Ah!” Yang Xiao cried out in horror, no longer having any good impression of Liu Yan in his heart. All that was left was a thick sense of fear. He just wanted to get as far away from her as possible, preferably never seeing her again in this life.
As they chased and run, the two of them flew as fast as lightning, causing the disciples of the various peaks to stare in amazement.
Yang Xiao looked around for help, but the disciples of the various peaks didn’t recognize him. Seeing that Liu Yan was chasing after him, how could they pay any attention to him? They only thought that this little fatty had snuck into High Heaven Palace with ill intentions.
From time to time, Liu Yan would release a Fire Snake. This Fire Snake wasn’t strong enough to kill, nor was it capable of injuring anyone, but it was so hot that Yang Xiao couldn’t bear it. Yang Xiao was tortured to the point of tears, secretly resenting this crazy woman for not using her full strength, otherwise if he had suffered some injuries, he would have been able to complain to his foster father.
He also wanted to escape back to Yang Kai’s side, but after being chased by Liu Yan, how could he recognize the way back? High Heaven Palace occupied a vast area, and as he ran, he didn’t know where he had gone.
In accordance with the principle of a wise man not fighting when the odds were against him, Yang Xiao begged for mercy, but Liu Yan turned a deaf ear to him, causing him to be filled with grief and indignation.
As they rushed into a Spirit Peak, they startled countless people and finally provoked a charming woman who was accompanied by a delicate little girl about three or four years old.
“What’s wrong, what’s wrong?” The woman held the little girl’s hand as they walked out of a building and saw Liu Yan chasing after Yang Xiao.
Yang Xiao seemed to have seen his savior as he rushed towards the woman, tears streaming down his face, “Help, someone wants to kill me!”
When the woman heard this, she looked over and immediately felt a sharp pain in her heart. At this moment, the little fatty was in an extremely sorry state, his entire body was charred black and his hair was a mess, making him look like a little beggar on the street. Behind him was a cold and threatening Liu Yan, as well as a number of fire snakes.
Perhaps because this little fatty in front of her was about the same age as her daughter, the woman’s motherly instincts kicked in and she quickly shielded him behind her, comforting him, “Don’t be afraid, no one wants to kill you.”
She could also tell that Liu Yan didn’t have any murderous intent and was probably just trying to make this little fatty suffer a bit. Otherwise, with Liu Yan’s ability, how could this little brat still be alive?
Looking at Liu Yan in confusion, she asked, “What happened?”
Facing this woman whose cultivation was only at the First-Order Principle Source Stage, Liu Yan showed a humble and polite attitude, immediately withdrawing the Fire Snake and bowing respectfully, “Greetings, Madam.”
In the entire High Heaven Palace, there was only one woman who could receive such courtesy from her, and that was Yang Kai’s mother, Dong Suzhu!
When Dong Suzhu was in Heng Luo Star Field, she had only been a Void King Realm, but after coming to the Star Boundary, she had accumulated a great deal of resources, and with the support of High Heaven Palace, she had easily broken through to the Principle Source Stage. The increase in her cultivation had also caused her to become much younger. Now, she looked like she was only twenty-six or twenty-seven years old, and standing next to Yang Kai, they were like siblings.
With Dong Suzhu here, the delicate little girl she held in her hand was naturally Yang Xue, who had just been born a few years ago. This little girl was too young and had yet to start cultivating, but she was currently tempering her body. When her age was right, she would choose a cultivation technique to begin cultivating. With such a massive background like High Heaven Palace, her future achievements wouldn’t be too bad.
“What did this little guy do wrong?” Dong Suzhu asked Liu Yan.
Liu Yan lightly replied, “There’s nothing wrong, he just said something wrong.”
Yang Xiao expressed his dissatisfaction and stuck his head out from behind Dong Suzhu, shouting, “What did I say wrong?”
Liu Yan’s gaze drifted over, causing Yang Xiao to shiver and quickly shrink his head back. He was really afraid of this girl. How could she burn someone to death just because he had said something wrong? But after thinking about it for a while, Yang Xiao felt like he hadn’t said anything wrong.
Dong Suzhu rebuked, “He’s just a child, there will always be a time when he makes a mistake, so you should just reprimand him a little. But now he’s acting so pitifully, if his parents were to see this, their hearts would definitely ache.” If Yang Kai or Yang Xue were to be tortured like this, she would definitely not be able to accept it.
Liu Yan lowered her eyes, “Yes.”
Dong Suzhu squatted down and did not care about the dirt on Little Fatty’s face, directly wiping his face with her sleeve. Suddenly, a small pink face appeared, causing her to be overjoyed, “Little fellow looks quite good, where are your parents?”
She had thought that this little fatty was from some Spirit Peak. Although most of the people in High Heaven Palace were from the Lower Planes Star Field, there were simply too many of them, and it was impossible for Dong Suzhu to know everyone, so it was reasonable for there to be such a little guy on a Spirit Peak.
“Father and Mother… are very far away,” Yang Xiao finally knew that he couldn’t easily reveal his origins, so he vaguely replied. When he said this, he couldn’t help feeling a bit sad, actually missing his father and mother a little, mainly because he was afraid of being tortured by Liu Yan. If he had stayed on Dragon Island, he would definitely have been doted upon by thousands of people, how could he have been chased by so many people?
Dong Suzhu, on the other hand, misunderstood and quickly changed the subject, asking, “What is your name?”
Yang Xiao sniffed and replied pitifully, “My name is Yang Xiao, straight to the nine heavens.”
TO BE CONTINUED...