However, when he called Yang Kai ‘Big Brother’, it touched his heartstrings. In the past, whenever Yang Kai came back to visit his parents, the little girl would always call him that, her crisp voice making him happy.
This feeling was not wrong. The young girl in front of him shared the same bloodline as him, and this kind of connection between the two was something no one could disguise.
Therefore, Yang Kai was certain that the person in front of him was the one who had pestered him every time he went back. Every time he left, she would tearfully send him off while staring at his back, his only sister.
Yang Kai’s smile tugged at his wound and his smile became uglier than if he was crying, “How did you…”
He wanted to ask her how she had suddenly grown so big, but he suddenly remembered the situation with the Wind Monarch. He and the Wind Monarch had clearly entered the Passing of Time Temple, but when he had rushed here, he had already been waiting here for a hundred years. After a hundred years, his injuries had healed and he had refined the endless hourglass.
The Wind Monarch’s current state could only mean that the flow of time in the Passing of Time Temple was different from the outside world. Perhaps it was the power of the Passing of Time Temple itself, or perhaps it was the power of the Law.
If even the Wind Monarch was like this, then how many years had Yang Xiao and Yang Xue spent here?
So Yang Kai changed the subject and asked, “How old are you this year?”
Yang Xue sobbed, “I don’t know, we’ve cultivated here for five hundred years…”
Five hundred years… Yang Kai was somewhat speechless. No wonder this little girl suddenly became a big girl, no wonder she cried so hard when she saw him.
Five hundred years was more than enough time for her to grow up. As a child, she had left her home and cultivated for five hundred years, so how could Yang Xue not cry when she suddenly saw someone close to her? Although Yang Kai had spent most of his time outside and would occasionally take a long time to return home, the longest he had ever spent was twenty or thirty years. What kind of concept was five hundred years? He had only cultivated for a hundred years.
“Don’t cry,” Yang Kai raised his hand and wiped away the tears on Yang Xue’s face, but no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t wipe them away. After wiping them away, they fell one after another, “You’re already five hundred years old, why are you still acting like a child?” Saying so, he suddenly made a face at her.
Every time he played a game with the little girl, he would make her laugh.
As expected, Yang Xue smiled, tears streaming down her face as she broke into a smile, crying and laughing, “I’m not a child, I’m even older than you right now…” Looking at Yang Kai’s face and snow white hair, she suddenly remembered that Yang Kai was probably thousands of years old. She really wasn’t any older than her big brother, so she burst into tears again.
Yang Kai rubbed her head and diverted her attention, “You’ve already grown so much, is that Xiao’er over there?” As he spoke, he pointed to the other side.
When the young man in front of him appeared, Yang Kai naturally saw him. At that time, he didn’t feel anything special, but he was a bit surprised that there were outsiders in the Passing of Time Temple. However, his situation wasn’t very good, so he couldn’t be bothered with this variable. What’s more, the young man’s opponent was the Wind Monarch, so he was naturally happy to see this.
Now that Yang Xue’s identity had been confirmed, it was obvious who this young man was. Yang Xiao was a White Dragon, born with a head full of white hair. This trait would never change, so it made sense.
Yang Xue didn’t even turn her head, only staring at her big brother as she sobbed, “Yes, it’s Xiao’er.”
Yang Kai chuckled, “You’ve all grown up.” Suddenly remembering something, his face twitched slightly and he snorted.
Opposite him, Yang Xiao was punching and kicking, causing Wind Monarch to cough up blood and fall to the ground. When had a Pseudo Emperor ever suffered such humiliation? Even if he wanted to resist, he couldn’t. The battle with Yang Kai had exhausted all of his strength, and the Endless Hourglass had also been taken away. Not to mention Yang Xiao, even a Principle Source Stage master could easily defeat him.
Yang Xiao’s attacks were ruthless, but he didn’t kill him, so although Wind Monarch was in a sorry state, his life wasn’t in danger.
After finishing his brawler style, Yang Xiao turned around and cupped his fists towards Yang Kai with a solemn expression, “This child greets Father. To be able to see Father again in the Divine Temple, this child is extremely happy.”
Yang Kai was greatly comforted and couldn’t help nodding, “Good child, come here and talk, let me take a good look at you.”
Yang Xiao blinked and hesitantly replied, “Yes.” Saying so, he walked towards Yang Kai.
When he got close, Yang Xiao bowed again and said, “If Father has any instructions, please feel free to tell me. Xiao’er is no longer the same as before, I will not let Father down.”
Yang Kai examined him from head to toe, a look of relief filling his face as he nodded repeatedly, “Good, very good, both of you have really grown up. It’s good that both of you are fine.” Although he had always been certain that the two little kids entering the Passing of Time Temple was a fortuitous opportunity and a stroke of good fortune, Yang Kai was still somewhat worried about the inheritance of the Passing of Time Great Emperor. Seeing them safe and sound, seeing them grow up, a huge weight had been lifted from his heart.
Finally, he could give an explanation to the two Dragon Clan Elders and his parents.
These simple words caused Yang Xiao’s eyes to redden slightly as he called out emotionally, “Father…”
Although he was a member of the Dragon Race, Yang Kai had hatched him and then left Dragon Island with him. It could be said that compared to his real parents, this foster father in front of him gave him a much closer feeling.
“Come here,” Yang Kai leaned against the wall and waved at him, his voice weak.
Yang Xiao took a few more steps forward, bent down, and leaned his head forward. Caught off guard, Yang Kai hit him on the forehead, causing Yang Xiao to stagger back a step, his hand covering his head as he asked with an aggrieved expression, “Why did Father hit me?”
Yang Kai coldly snorted, “Why do you think?”
Yang Xiao’s eyes darted around as he grinned, “Father must have felt that this child’s cultivation was not good enough, so he slapped his forehead as a warning. This child will remember this and will definitely work hard in the future to not disappoint Father.”
He naturally knew why Yang Kai had hit him. Before he had appeared, he had cursed, “Which bastard…” Although it was unintentional, he had also cursed Yang Kai. As a son, how could he scold his father? That was why he had immediately gone to find trouble with the Wind Monarch, when Yang Kai had called him over, he had hesitated, and Yang Kai had hit him now.
With Yang Kai’s current state, how could he possibly hit Yang Xiao? Yang Xiao simply didn’t dodge, so this slap could be considered a lesson to him. Yang Xiao naturally understood this.
After being slapped, Yang Xiao smiled happily, but his heart was much more relaxed. Yang Xiao asked, “Father, how did you get in? Old Qiong said that apart from him, no one else can come to this place. This old bastard is too unreliable. Right, right, who is that guy over there? He looks quite strong, even after being beaten up by me, he only spat out a few mouthfuls of blood. Tsk tsk, this cultivation, this physique…”
“Shut up!” Yang Xue suddenly glared at him.
Yang Xiao immediately shut up and even stretched out his hand to pull his mouth from left to right, as if using an invisible force to sew his mouth shut.
“Big Brother, I’ll help you heal your injuries first,” Yang Xue helped Yang Kai sit up straight and wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes. After being interrupted by Yang Xiao, she no longer cried, but her eyes were swollen like peaches.
Yang Kai smiled and waved his hand, “My injuries are fine, I don’t need your help.”
His injuries weren’t ordinary injuries, but rather his lifespan had been drained. Ordinary people wouldn’t be able to help him, but if he wanted to live now, he could only save himself by breaking through to the next realm. Only then would his lifespan increase.
Or perhaps he could search for some rare treasures that could increase his lifespan. With High Heaven Palace’s current strength, collecting these things wasn’t difficult, but the amount of lifespan these treasures could increase was limited. What Yang Kai needed to do now was to break through to the Pseudo Emperor Realm.
Yang Xue said, “Don’t worry Big Brother, I can treat your injuries.”
Yang Kai was stunned, but seeing the confident look on her face, he didn’t try to brush her off and simply nodded, “Good, let Big Brother see what you’ve cultivated for the past five hundred years.”
Yang Xue grinned, “I definitely won’t disappoint Big Brother.”
As she spoke, she sat down cross-legged in front of Yang Kai, her left hand holding the endless hourglass while her right hand formed a series of hand seals, her Emperor Qi surging.
Yang Kai raised his brow, “First Order Emperor Realm!”
In the past five hundred years, Yang Xue had cultivated to the First-Order Emperor Realm. Although her cultivation speed couldn’t be compared to his, compared to most First Order Emperor Realm, it was already a blessing from the Heavens.
However, in the next instant, Yang Kai’s face wore a stunned look because Yang Xue’s body suddenly released a familiar Law Energy. Under the influence of this layer of Law Energy, Yang Kai’s perception became extremely blurry.
“Time Laws?” Yang Kai’s eyes widened.
If this kind of Law Energy had appeared on Yang Xiao’s body, he wouldn’t have been so surprised. Yang Xiao had shown some kind of special performance in the past, and it was precisely because of this performance that the Old Qiong had taken the initiative to bring him into the Four Seasons Land to accept the inheritance and legacy of the Passing of Time Great Emperor.
However, Yang Xue also cultivated the Time Laws, and from the looks of it, her attainments in the Time Laws were quite extraordinary, causing Yang Kai to feel quite shocked.
How could the Time Laws be cultivated by just anyone? This was an existence comparable to the Space Laws, and to a certain extent, the Time Laws were even more difficult to cultivate than the Space Laws. Yang Xiao had inherited them, so what about Yang Xue? No matter what, in these past five hundred years, these two little brats must have had their own opportunities in the Passing of Time Temple. This was something others could not ask for or envy.
Yang Kai suddenly felt a sense of loss, not because the little girl had suddenly grown up and her cultivation had improved.
However, as Yang Xue’s older brother, he didn’t seem to have done his best to take care of his younger sister and protect her. Even in Yang Xue’s childhood, he had very few memories of her.
In the blink of an eye, the little girl had become a big girl who could heal his injuries and take care of him.
TO BE CONTINUED...