For the Soul Warming Lotus to act this way, it meant that the old man had definitely cast a spell on him just now. It was just that the old man’s realm was too high and his technique was too profound, or perhaps it was because of the round bowl’s effect that Yang Kai was unable to see through it. If it weren’t for the Soul Warming Lotus’ protection, Yang Kai wouldn’t have known what would have happened.
Sure enough, there was no such thing as a free lunch in this world. The old man had said that if he was unwilling in the future, no one would force him to join the force behind him, but from the way he was acting now, if he was truly unwilling, it was likely he would not have a good end.
However, since he was already here, it was impossible for him to withdraw. Besides, Yang Kai was also willing to go to places with many people to inquire about information. Now that he had just entered this universe, his understanding of this place was limited to the conversation he had with Zhang Ruoxi. Everything else was a mystery to him. If he could follow the old man into a force and carefully investigate, it would be a good idea to slowly plan.
On the other hand, Yang Kai was somewhat looking forward to Zhang Ruoxi being lured here as well. If Ruoxi was swallowed by the Myriad Sealed Insect along with him, if she was lucky, she might appear somewhere not too far away and be drawn here by this old man.
If that was the case, they could reunite.
Thinking of this, Yang Kai no longer worried and simply opened his mind to absorb the surrounding spiritual energy.
The nearby three people and one Monster Race were also like him. Although he didn’t know which small world they came from, it was clear that they all came from different places. This could be seen from the way they dressed, and many of the details were different. However, no matter which small world they came from, it was clear that none of them had ever stayed in a place with such a good cultivation environment, all of them eagerly cultivating.
After what had happened before, Yang Kai even suspected that these four had been influenced by some kind of Secret Technique by the old man and were now completely obedient to him.
The old man, on the other hand, remained in the same position, holding the round bowl in one hand and gently clasping it in the other. The invisible spiritual energy from this small area continued to spread throughout the universe, attracting the attention of the newcomers.
This method was a bit like fishing, one who was willing to take the bait. If one didn’t have a great sense of curiosity or a strong sense of danger, they wouldn’t have come here.
Time passed by slowly, and although the Small Universe was also a world, it was still somewhere between the real world, so it wasn't as mystical as the real Small World. He couldn’t see the sun, moon, or stars, and the scenery around him remained unchanged. This was probably related to the old man’s state of mind.
After waiting for an unknown amount of time, Yang Kai estimated that it was at least after a year before the old man with the round bowl smiled and said, “I don’t know where this little friend has come from, this old master has failed to welcome you from afar, please come inside and have a chat.”
The explanation was exactly the same as when Yang Kai first arrived, without the slightest change. Listening to these words, Yang Kai immediately knew that this was a newcomer. His expression couldn’t help trembling as he secretly looked forward to it, wondering if it was Zhang Ruoxi.
Like him, the other four who had been meditating all this time also opened their eyes.
A crisp and pleasant voice rang out in the next moment, “Who’s sneaking around? Get out here!”
The voice belonged to a woman, and it didn’t sound old.
The old man smiled and said, “This old master wasn't acting suspiciously, this old master is here. It’s just that this young lady didn’t see me. Please come inside and have a chat.”
The woman outside the door smiled, “Do you think i will enter just because you say so? This Young Lady will not enter.” She paused for a moment before asking, “Are you inside this door?” The tone of her question was enough to make one imagine her peeking out of the door.
“Yes!” The old man nodded.
“Then come out and speak, this Young Lady will wait for you outside.”
The old man couldn’t help laughing, “Young Lady’s vigilance is quite high.”
“Hmph, it’s best to be vigilant. I don’t even know who you are, so how could I enter so easily?”
“What you say is not unreasonable,” The old man smiled lightly, and as he spoke, he suddenly made a hand seal, “However, this old master still wishes to invite Young Lady inside to have a chat.”
As soon as he finished speaking, a shout came from outside the door, accompanied by the woman’s scolding, “Thief, how dare you… Aiya!”
A moment later, a ripple spread out from the old man’s side and a graceful figure appeared out of thin air. It was none other than the woman who had refused to enter the room, but the old man had somehow managed to capture her.
Yang Kai understood. From the looks of it, as long as one was led here by the old man’s pulling, whether they were willing or unwilling, they would have to enter that door. Those who were willing to come to this Small Universe would be able to live in peace while those who weren’t willing would be directly captured. This old man had a smile on his face and looked harmless, but in reality, he was extremely domineering. Such a person was the most ruthless.
Yang Kai couldn’t help becoming vigilant.
The woman’s temper seemed to be extremely hot, and after being captured, the water curtain around her immediately began to revolve, and with a wave of her hand, the boundless water curtain transformed into a white silk and shot towards the old man.
A strong wind blew, mixed with the sound of bursting voice, causing Yang Kai’s brow to furrow as he couldn’t help praising in his heart.
How could this white silk be a real white silk? It was clearly refined from a large river, and the force it exerted was like the force of a river, causing a boundless water vapor to spread out.
“Insolence!” A few angry shouts rang out, and the four people who had been sitting on the reef and meditating since Yang Kai entered suddenly rushed out. The burly man brandished his fist, the dignified woman drew her sword, and the young child took out a bow-like artifact and placed a stone on it. The two-horned Monster Race roared and transformed into a tiger.
Yang Kai was stunned!
However, he quickly reacted and jumped off the reef, casually slapping his palm towards the woman.
The woman’s expression changed, obviously not expecting to be surrounded by so many people as soon as she entered. Although she was also a Great Emperor Realm master and had condensed her own Dao Seal, which of the people present wasn’t? In a one-on-one fight, they could only fight evenly, let alone one against five.
The white silk was immediately withdrawn and transformed into a water curtain that wrapped around her body.
With a loud bang, the water curtain collapsed and the woman was sent flying, her face pale.
The Great Emperor Realm master’s eyes were filled with tears as she sat on the ground clutching her butt, a look of grievance appearing on her face, “You… you bullies!”
Like a child who lost a fight…
Yang Kai wanted to laugh but was too embarrassed to.
“There are too many of you!” The woman sat down on the ground and glared at Yang Kai and the others, finally fixing her eyes on the old man, “If you have the ability, fight me one on one!”
The old man smiled, “Young Lady wants to fight alone?”
“Yes, just you and me, don’t let them interfere!” The woman stretched out her finger and pointed at Yang Kai and the others.
The old man slowly shook his head, “You are not this old master’s opponent.”
“How would you know if you haven’t fought?” The woman’s face was filled with unwillingness.
“Then do you want to try?” The old man asked with interest.
“Of course I want to try!” The woman grit her teeth and shouted, but before she could say the first word, she had already leapt in front of the old man, her slender jade hands transforming into a crystal clear palm as she struck out towards him.
The old man’s smile didn’t falter as he stared at her quietly. He didn’t make a move and only spat out one word, “Condense!”
The woman suddenly froze in front of the old man, unable to move at all, as if it was only now that she realized the huge gap between her and this old man, causing her beautiful face to pale and her long eyelashes to tremble.
“Do you still want to try?” The old man asked.
The woman blinked and replied obediently, “I wouldn’t dare.”
“If you don’t dare, then stop,” The old man waved his hand.
As soon as these words were spoken, the woman immediately regained her freedom. Her body, which had been in the midst of her attack, suddenly rushed forward, bent her knees, and half-knelt on the ground, cupping her hands, “This little girl was just a beginner and thought that she was invincible in this world. Today, after seeing Senior, I know that there is always a higher mountain. Senior, please accept this little girl as your disciple. In the future, this disciple will definitely be respectful and filial to Master!”
Her actions were straightforward, not the least bit sloppy, and her words were smooth as if she had spoken countless times, but her expression was extremely sincere.
Everyone present, including the old man, was caught off guard by this woman.
Yang Kai was also stunned by this scene, thinking to himself, What kind of person is this girl? She was shouting so loudly just now, but in the blink of an eye she wants to take him as her master? This change in expression is a bit too fast.
On the other hand, the burly man and the Monster Race cultivator both wore looks of regret upon recalling this scene.
The dignified woman was also somewhat tempted, but the young child’s expression remained indifferent.
It was as if someone had been petrified, causing everyone present to fall silent, only the sound of waves crashing could be heard.
Suddenly, the old man laughed loudly and stretched out his hand to hold the woman’s arm, “It’s rare for you to have such intentions, this old master is quite pleased, but there’s no need to rush the matter of becoming a disciple. This old master has only just met you today, so this old master doesn’t know much about your character. In the future, if you agree with this old master’s intentions, I can accept you as my disciple.”
The woman was overjoyed, “Disciple thanks Master first!”
“What’s your name?”
The woman smiled and replied, “Disciple’s name is Asun.”
“Where are you from?”
Asun shook her head, “Disciple doesn’t know. The world Disciple came from has already been destroyed, Disciple is the only living person in that place.” As she spoke, her face was filled with sorrow.
“Humans live and die, and so does the world, so there’s no need to worry too much about it. Now that you’ve escaped the world's shackles and are able to see the vast universe, isn’t it better than being confined to one place?”
“Master is right!” Asun nodded, her face filled with joy, “Asun's home is gone, from now on, Master’s home will be Asun home.”
The old man didn’t express any opinion, instead turning to the others and saying, “Alright, now that everyone is here, we should return.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai and the others all revealed looks of joy. Although the cultivation environment here was quite good, since everyone had jumped out of the world's shackles, they naturally wanted to experience a more exciting world. Now that they are about to leave this place and follow the old man to the world behind him, they were naturally very interested.
TO BE CONTINUED...