A ripple appeared in the void and a figure slowly appeared.
Yang Kai raised his eyes to look at him, his gaze becoming somewhat evasive, as if he was somewhat ashamed of this man, but in the end he still cupped his fists and said, “Temple Master Wen.”
The one who appeared in front of him was the Azure Sun Temple’s Temple Master, Wen Zishan.
Wen Zishan wore a pained expression and sighed, “I heard about what happened to you, are you feeling better now?”
Yang Kai replied, “Many thanks for Temple Master Wen’s concern, I was fortunate enough to recover.”
Wen Zishan said, “Entering Qi Deviation is a great taboo for cultivators. Senior Iron Blood said that there is a Demon Thought your heart, and as long as you don’t get rid of it, even if you are safe for the time being, it will become a great disaster in the future.”
“Then, did Temple Master Wen come here to capture me?” Yang Kai’s eyes drooped and his voice suddenly became extremely calm, but anyone could feel a vicious aura coming from him.
Wen Zishan said, “Don’t be so agitated, I don’t want to become enemies with you, I just want to have a good talk with you.”
Yang Kai said lightly, “Disciple is all ears.”
Wen Zishan nodded lightly and said, “Although you did not come from my Azure Sun Temple, ever since you reached the Principle Source Stage, you have formed all kinds of ties with my Temple. It can be said that this king has watched you grow up. If you had agreed back then, you would have become a disciple of my Azure Sun Temple. Unfortunately, my Temple did not have such good fortune and lost a great talent.”
Yang Kai smiled in self-mockery, “Temple Master Wen is too kind.”
Wen Zishan continued, “Fortunately, in the end, you still became my Temple’s Guest Elder. Since you are my Temple’s Elder, your business is my business, and so is the Temple’s business. Yang Kai, think more about High Heaven Palace, think about your friends and family, think about those who care about you, come back with me.”
Yang Kai raised his eyes, “In the end, the Temple Master still came to capture me.”
Wen Zishan frowned and said, “How can you mix them together? If this Wen came to capture you, he wouldn’t have said such things to you. Come back with me, this Wen promises you that he won’t let anyone harm you, but you must cooperate and eliminate the Demon Thought in your heart.”
“Since the Demon Thought is born, how can it be eliminated?” Yang Kai slowly shook his head.
Wen Zishan said solemnly, “The winner is strong, the strong will win. Yang Kai, don’t go astray again.”
“I went astray?” Yang Kai laughed, his eyes turning cold, “Temple Master, since you’ve heard about me, do you know what happened?”
Wen Zishan hesitated for a moment before sighing, “In the past, although Senior Iron Blood was in the wrong, you shouldn’t have disobeyed him.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s expression suddenly became fierce, “According to Temple Master’s words, if Iron Blood wants to cripple my Stone Flame, this little brat should offer it up without any resistance?”
Wen Zishan earnestly said, “There is always a way to resolve things.”
Yang Kai sneered, “Stone Flame is one of my most important companions and has contributed greatly to my growth. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that he is my family, and he has killed countless enemies in the war against the Demon Race. Is it just because he cultivates the Heavens Devourer Battle Law that he can’t be allowed to exist in this world? Is this world the world of my billions of cultivators, or is it the world of Iron Blood? For the sake of him slaughtering countless Demon Race, Iron Blood shouldn’t make things difficult for him!” Pausing for a moment, Yang Kai looked at Wen Zishan with a sharp gaze, “Temple Master Wen probably can’t understand me saying this, so this little brat dares to ask, if Iron Blood wants to cripple Senior Sister Gao’s cultivation, what will the Temple Master choose!”
Wen Zishan frowned, “You’re confusing the concept.”
Yang Kai sneered, “To me, Stone Flame is equivalent to Senior Sister Gao’s position in the Temple Master’s heart.”
Wen Zishan was speechless.
Yang Kai let out a long sigh, “Temple Master, I don’t know how you found me, but I have decided to live in seclusion with Qing’er here and never ask about worldly affairs. I hope that Temple Master will consider our past friendship and temporarily withdraw. From now on, Yang Kai and Li Shiqing will no longer exist in the Star Boundary.”
Wen Zishan’s expression trembled as he stared at Yang Kai in shock, “You want to live in seclusion here?”
“Yes!” Yang Kai nodded.
Wen Zishan said, “Then what about High Heaven Palace…”
“What does that have to do with me?” Yang Kai interrupted.
Wen Zishan choked on his words for a long time before finally smiling bitterly, “The Demon Thought in your heart is indeed growing.”
“Is Temple Master determined to make things difficult for me?” Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed slightly, emitting a dangerous light.
Wen Zishan sighed, “You have a demon thought in your heart, this Temple Master cannot just sit back and watch.”
Yang Kai gritted his teeth and said, “What does my own business have to do with you? Why must you keep forcing me? I’ve done so much for the Star Boundary, can’t you just let me off on account of all this?”
Wen Zishan looked at him with a pained expression, “It is precisely because of your contribution to the Star Boundary that I cannot abandon you.”
Yang Kai laughed loudly, “Your words sound better than your singing. Since Temple Master is so stubborn, then don’t blame this little brat for being impolite. All of you, get out here! What are you hiding here for?”
Saying so, Yang Kai looked around coldly.
Along with this angry shout, several figures suddenly appeared around Yang Kai, all of them with Third-Order Emperor Realm cultivations.
Yang Kai sized them up one by one and sneered, “Good, they’re all familiar faces, old acquaintances!”
The Heavenly Martial Holy Land’s Holy Master Ma Qing held his sword behind his back and stroked his beard as he said, “Little brat Yang, do you know that you’re in a very bad situation right now? If you don’t turn back now, it’ll be too late. The last time you were able to recover was just a fluke. If you were to experience another Qi deviation, you really won’t be able to reverse the situation!”
Yang Kai didn’t respond and simply turned to look at Li Jiao, “Does Brother Li also want to teach me a lesson?”
Li Jiao covered his face with his hand, his face flushed red as he said, “This Li had no choice but to come here to join in the fun, Brother Yang, please forgive me.”
Yang Kai nodded and turned to the other man, “What about Temple Master Zhou?”
This person was the Eastern Region’s Ahan Temple's Temple Master, Zhou Yewang.
Zhou Yewang formed a series of hand seals with one hand and his figure flickered like a ghost, obviously related to his cultivation technique. Hearing this, he smiled and asked, “What does Palace Master Yang want me to say?”
Yang Kai replied, “If you don’t want to say it, no one will force you to.”
On the other side, Xiao Yuyang said in a low voice, “Yang Kai, the sea of bitterness knows no bounds, turn back to the shore before it’s too late.”
Lei Hong also shouted in a low voice, “You’re still young, there’s naturally a chance for you to correct your mistakes. Why are you so stubborn?”
Yang Kai stood in place and lowered his eyes, waiting for them to say something before calmly saying, “Is everyone finished? If so, it’s my turn.”
Wen Zishan nodded, “If you have anything to say, we are willing to listen.”
The corners of Yang Kai’s mouth curled up into an evil smile, “The situation in the Star Boundary is so bad now, yet you can still mobilize so many masters to deal with me. This little brat is truly honored, but… it’s not that I look down on you, but if this little brat wants to leave, can you stop him?”
Wen Zishan grit his teeth and shouted, “Yang Kai, wake up!”
Yang Kai sneered coldly, his voice ice cold, “This little brat has already given up on worldly affairs and wants to live in seclusion with Qing’er in this mountain forest, but everyone has been chasing after him and forcing him to do so. Since that’s the case, this little brat might as well go out and stir up some trouble and see who will suffer in the end!”
Saying so, his figure flashed and suddenly appeared beside Yu Rumeng, grabbing her waist and shouting, “Go!”
The Space Laws fluctuated wildly as he tried to teleport away.
But in the next moment, Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed because the surrounding space nodes had been sealed.
Yang Kai suddenly turned his head in a certain direction and shouted, “Li Wuyi!”
A figure appeared on the other side, dressed in a white robe. It was indeed Li Wuyi. Only he could seal the surrounding space nodes without anyone noticing and cut off Yang Kai’s escape route.
Yu Rumeng’s expression changed slightly as she felt that the odds were against her today. With Yang Kai’s Space Ability, even if he was surrounded by so many Third-Order Emperor Realm masters, it was impossible for anything to happen to him. Even if he couldn’t defeat them, how could he not be able to escape?
But with Li Wuyi personally stepping out, the situation was different.
In terms of attainments in Space Divine Abilities, Yang Kai and Li Wuyi were at most on par with each other. Without this greatest support, Yang Kai’s combat strength would be greatly reduced.
What should he do?
Just as she was panicking, she suddenly felt a strong force coming from her waist, sending her flying. At the same time, Yang Kai shouted, “You go first, I’ll come find you later!”
Yu Rumeng knew that Yang Kai was desperate and didn’t want to implicate her, so she didn’t hesitate and flew out of the crowd’s encirclement. When she looked back, she saw that Yang Kai’s Emperor Qi was surging violently and his body was filled with a vicious aura as he raised his hand and slapped towards Xiao Yuyang.
Under the turbulence of the Space Laws, the place where Xiao Yutang stood suddenly transformed into a black hole, seemingly wanting to swallow the entire world!
Li Wuyi’s expression changed drastically as he shouted, “Stop!”
Everyone else’s expressions changed drastically as they hurriedly rushed forward to help Xiao Yuyang. Xiao Yuyang did his best to resist, but the black hole was Yang Kai’s Space Ability, and he didn’t expect Yang Kai to attack him so quickly. Caught off guard, he was unable to react.
When the black hole opened and closed, the place where Xiao Yuyang was standing was already empty.
Everyone was dumbfounded.
In a single exchange, a Third-Order Emperor Realm master had been killed!
Everyone knew that Yang Kai’s strength couldn’t be judged by his cultivation; his strength was much higher than them, but after facing him, they realized just how terrifying he was.
Li Wuyi’s entire body exuded a cold aura as he stared coldly at Yang Kai, “You’re too disappointing!”
Yang Kai sneered, “I’ve long wanted to experience Senior’s attainments in Space Divine Abilities, but I’ve never been able to do so. Today, I hope Senior can enlighten me.”
“As you wish!” Li Wuyi shouted.
The two of them simultaneously activated their Space Laws, and in an instant, the world around them collapsed as several Void Cracks appeared. Several Third-Order Emperor Realms all paled as they quickly retreated. These Void Cracks were innumerable, and no one dared to easily approach them.
Looking around, Yang Kai and Li Wuyi could be seen shuttling back and forth through the Void Crack as if they were walking on flat ground, fiercely exchanging blows with each other, causing the world to collapse.
Everyone glanced at each other and felt that they had no strength to intervene, so they could only spread out and wait for an opportunity to strike.
TO BE CONTINUED...