Not to mention the fact that he wasn’t very familiar with her, at most they had worked together in the Blood Fighting Pit, and he hadn’t shown any courage or ability to make her submit to him. This woman’s personality wasn’t the kind of person who would easily obey others.
Yang Kai instinctively thought she was joking, but soon his expression changed and he turned his head towards a certain direction, sneering before turning to look at Bo Ya, only to see an awkward expression appear on her face as she forced a smile towards Yang Kai.
Over a dozen kilometers away, there were many powerful auras, many of which were at the High-Rank Demon King Realm. Looking from afar, one could even see the figures of those people glaring at them.
Although Yang Kai had only taken a quick glance, he recognized one of them as the middle-aged Demon King he had seen in the Blood Fighting Pit.
It was impossible for these Demon Kings to be here for him, so there was only one explanation—they were here for Bo Ya.
This woman’s surrender was fake, but it was true that she had come to seek asylum. For some unknown reason, she was actually being pursued by the Blood Fighting Pit’s people.
Thinking so, Yang Kai immediately waved his hand and said, “Quickly get out of the way, otherwise don’t blame this King for being impolite.”
Bo Ya’s expression became miserable as she said, “Sir, you can’t just stand by and watch me die. It’s all thanks to you that Bo Ya has fallen to such a state.”
Yang Kai snorted, “You offended him yourself, what does that have to do with me?”
Bo Ya said, “It’s all because of yesterday’s Blood Battles. They seem to think that my interference has ruined their plans, so they have been chasing after me since yesterday. Bo Ya has nowhere to go now, so I can only ask Sir to take her in. Sir has also seen Bo Ya’s ability, it’s very powerful and will definitely not disappoint you.”
Yang Kai sneered, “The Demon Territory is vast, the world is vast, you can go anywhere you want, but you just had to come to me. What a joke.”
As soon as these words came out, Bo Ya’s face became like a frozen eggplant as she dejectedly said, “If I could leave, I wouldn’t have come to find you. All the World Gates have been sealed by them, where could I go?”
Yang Kai looked at her indifferently, “There’s a saying from our Human Race, I don’t know if you’ve heard of it.”
“What?” Bo Ya looked at him curiously.
The corners of Yang Kai’s mouth curled up, “Heavenly’s sins can be forgiven, but the evils we brought upon ourselves are the hardest to bear!” Although he knew that Bo Ya was being chased by the Blood Fighting Pit's people for some reason, Yang Kai really didn’t want to have anything to do with this woman, so he waved his hand and said, “Make way!”
Bo Ya desperately threw herself onto the head of the Tiger Head Chariot and said pitifully, “If Sir doesn’t want to take me in, that’s fine, but can you take me with you? You just need to let me pass through the World Gate.” Pausing for a moment, she continued, “Right, I’ll take it as that ten percent has been paid, I don’t want it anymore.”
“There’s no such thing as a ten percent payment, stop talking nonsense,” Yang Kai sneered.
Bai Zhuo suddenly opened his mouth and said, “Brother Yang, actually taking her in isn’t a bad idea. This little girl’s ability is even stronger than an ordinary High-Rank Demon King’s, so she will be of some help to you.”
Hearing this, Bo Ya quickly nodded her head like a chicken pecking on rice, “That’s right, that’s right, Sir, please accept me, I have no home to return to!”
Yang Kai glared at Bai Zhuo in annoyance, not knowing why he was so concerned about this matter. Slowly shaking his head, he said, “I don’t feel at ease.” He didn’t know much about Bo Ya, so how could he simply leave her by his side?
Bai Zhuo chuckled, “If that’s all, I can help you with something.”
Saying so, he suddenly stretched out his hand and grabbed towards Bo Ya. Bo Ya was shocked and instinctively wanted to retreat, but although her strength was extraordinary, how could she be Bai Zhuo’s opponent? Bai Zhuo’s large hand directly stabbed into Bo Ya’s head, but strangely, not a single drop of blood flowed out. Immediately after, Bai Zhuo violently pulled back his hand, causing Bo Ya’s body to rise, as if she had suffered some kind of serious injury, gasping for breath, her face filled with lingering fear.
At this moment, Bai Zhuo had already grabbed a cloud-like object in his hand and was twisting it around. With his other hand, he took out a puppet-like object and placed it in front of his chest. Muttering something under his breath, he used one hand to throw the cloud into the puppet and cast a few more restrictions before tossing the puppet to Yang Kai with a smile, “Now you can use her without worry.”
On the other side, Bo Ya’s beautiful face paled as she took a few steps back, staring at the puppet in Yang Kai’s hand in horror, “Soul Puppet!”
Bai Zhuo smiled at her and said, “Since you recognize this thing, you should take care of yourself in the future.”
Bo Ya said bitterly, “Senior Bai Zhuo, how could you treat me like this? How did Bo Ya provoke you?”
Bai Zhuo asked curiously, “Isn’t this king fulfilling your wish? At least you should know how to repay kindness.”
Bo Ya gritted her teeth, but she didn’t dare say anything.
Yang Kai pinched the puppet and asked curiously, “What does this thing do?”
Bai Zhuo smiled lightly, “Controlling her life and death, with this artifact, I can guarantee she won’t have any second thoughts about you.”
“Really?” Yang Kai raised his brow.
“It’s fake!” Bo Ya shouted as she grabbed the puppet and said, “Give this to me, I’ll leave now.”
How could Yang Kai allow her to do as she wished? He simply turned his body to the side to avoid her attack and gently flicked the forehead of the puppet. In the next instant, there was a loud bang, followed by Bo Ya’s scream. It was as if she had suffered a heavy blow, causing her to tumble several times in the air before stabilizing herself.
After stabilizing herself, she felt a wave of dizziness wash over her as she covered her forehead with her hand and stared at Yang Kai bitterly. A dark red mark had appeared on her forehead, as if someone had punched her.
For a moment, she was filled with regret. Originally, she had only wanted to borrow Yang Kai’s strength to pass through the World Gate and then never return to the Phantom Continent again, but who would have thought that she would run into Bai Zhuo, who had sealed her Soul in a Soul Puppet, never to be free again…
On the other hand, Yang Kai suddenly became playful and reached out to grab the puppet’s arm, only to see that Bo Ya, who was standing in front of him, also involuntarily raised her arm and used his hand to stab the puppet, causing Bo Ya to stumble backwards.
Everything on this puppet was directly reflected on Bo Ya. In other words, if this puppet was destroyed, Bo Ya would likely die without a burial site.
Yang Kai grinned. With this thing, he didn’t need to worry about anything else. Turning to Bai Zhuo, he asked, “Do you still have this thing? Give me more.”
Bai Zhuo couldn’t help laughing, “Refining this artifact isn’t easy and requires the assistance of a corresponding Secret Technique. Even if I gave you a few, you wouldn’t know how to refine it, so what use do you have?”
Yang Kai grinned, “Just teach me that Secret Technique.”
Bai Zhuo pointed at him and said, “You should know when to stop.” He obviously didn’t want to pass on this Secret Technique to Yang Kai.
Seeing this, Yang Kai could only give up and put the Soul Puppet back into his Space Ring, sizing up Bo Ya with great interest. To be honest, if it wasn’t for the fact that he didn’t trust this woman’s character, her ability was actually quite good. After yesterday’s joint battle, Yang Kai was fully aware of her ability.
Now that he had the Soul Puppet to restrain her, bringing her with him wasn’t a big deal, so he immediately said warmly, “Since you’ve entered my service, you must obey my orders in the future. If you have any meritorious deeds, you will be rewarded, if not, you will be punished. If you have any disloyalty, you will be executed!”
Bo Ya’s mouth twitched as she lowered her head and asked, “Can I go back on my word?”
Yang Kai said, “That’s up to you. If you’re unwilling, I’ll hand the Soul Puppet over to you right now and we’ll have nothing to do with each other.”
Bo Ya stared at him in shock, seemingly not having expected him to be so easy to talk to. Even Bai Zhuo was somewhat stunned. Although Bo Ya’s reputation wasn’t very good, her strength was obvious to all. Many Half-Saint cultivators wanted to recruit her, but in the early years, she was unwilling to be restrained and didn’t agree. As her reputation became worse, no one tried to recruit her.
Unexpectedly, to Yang Kai, she was a dispensable existence, causing Bo Ya to feel somewhat discouraged.
However, these words made her somewhat tempted. Looking at the fellow from the Blood Fighting Pit a dozen or so kilometers away, she hesitated for a moment before fiercely rubbing her hair and putting on a brave front, resolutely saying, “It’s not impossible to serve you, as long as you don’t do anything strange to me.”
The corners of Yang Kai’s mouth curled upwards, “You’re thinking too much.”
Bo Ya turned her head and cupped her fists, “May I ask where Sir is going? Bo Ya is willing to lead the way.”
Yang Kai nodded in satisfaction, “Cloud Shadow Continent!”
Understanding this, Bo Ya turned around and took a deep breath. With a twist of her fingers, a sharp arrow appeared on her fingertip. Without even seeing her move, the bow in her hand had already been drawn and the arrow was released.
The arrow transformed into a streak of light and shot out a dozen kilometers.
Bo Ya let out a deranged laugh, “A bunch of dogs, eat my arrow!”
A dozen kilometers away, many Demon Kings’ expressions changed as they hurriedly dodged. With a loud bang, the sky changed color and after everything calmed down, the group of Demon Kings retreated a dozen kilometers.
Bo Ya no longer paid any attention to these people and arrogantly led the way. The distant Demon Kings all watched her leave with gloomy expressions, but none of them dared to step forward to stop her.
With Bai Zhuo here, they didn’t dare act too presumptuously. If they missed this opportunity today, it would be impossible for them to find trouble with Bo Ya in the future.
Not long after, a World Gate appeared in the sky in front of them, leading to a neighboring continent. Just as Bo Ya had said, there was an expert blocking the World Gate here, presumably the people from the Blood Fighting Pit.
However, Bo Ya didn’t approach and simply watched from a distance. When Yang Kai and the others arrived, Bai Zhuo cast a spell to wrap them up and let them pass, causing them to sigh helplessly.
From the Phantom Continent to the Cloud Shadow Continent, one needed to pass through five World Gates and pass through four different continents.
Along the way, nothing happened.
In less than half a day, the group arrived at Cloud Shadow Continent.
After passing through the World Gate, Yang Kai turned around and frowned.
He discovered that the World Gate here was indeed as Bai Zhuo had said, somewhat unstable. A normal World Gate spanned across the void and remained unchanged for tens of thousands of years, but the Cloud Shadow Continent’s World Gate would occasionally ripple like a bubble that could collapse at any moment.
TO BE CONTINUED...