Seeing that it was getting late and about to leave, he suddenly heard someone call out his name.
Yang Kai turned his head and saw a figure waving towards him from a small tea shop. Yang Kai smiled and walked over, “Asun, you’re here too?”
Asun replied happily, “That’s right, I heard there was a market here, so I came to take a look. I was going to call you, but you weren’t in the house.”
When he came here before, he didn’t expect that after calling out to Asun, she would said so, Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling somewhat ashamed.
Asun wasn’t the only person in the tea shop; all of the newcomers who had accompanied the Protector Venerable were present. It seemed they had made an agreement.
However, what Yang Kai found strange was, where did these people get the money to drink tea here? Although this tea shop was simple and crude, it was still opened by a servant, so it was impossible for them to drink tea for nothing. In other words, if they wanted to sit here and drink tea, they would have to pay with the Open Heaven Pill.
Turning his head to take a look, he saw the price list for all kinds of spirit tea. The cheapest pot of tea also cost one Open Heaven Pill, while the most expensive one cost ten.
All of them had just arrived here and were completely broke. Yang Kai had only managed to obtain one thanks to Great General Si Chen, but in the end, it had been snatched away by Old Fang before he could even warm up to it. How could they possibly have an Open Heaven Pill?
Looking at their seats, it was obvious that the burly man from Black River World was sitting at the head of the table, which meant that today’s tea time was invited by him.
“You’re all here,” Yang Kai smiled as he greeted them. Previously, they had all spent some time together in the Protector Venerable's Small Universe, so although they weren’t too familiar with each other, they weren’t too unfamiliar with each other and had even exchanged their names.
The dignified woman, Su Nianyi, the Monster Race man, Shi Haocang, and the youth, Qian Yu, all stood up and returned the greeting. Only the burly man sitting in the main seat, Fang Tai, remained motionless, only nodding slightly.
Yang Kai was a little curious. Fang Tai wasn’t such an arrogant person before, so how come he seemed to have changed so much in just a month? But speaking of which, he didn’t have any deep friendship with these people, the only one he had more contact with was Asun. As the saying goes, one may know a person’s face but not their heart. As for their temperament, without spending a long time together, it was impossible to discover.
Yang Kai didn’t pay much attention to this and simply smiled, “How come you have the time to come here to drink tea? Is the spirit tea here free?”
Su Nianyi pursed her lips and smiled, “How could it be free? This pot of tea costs one Open Heaven Pill.” Turning to look at Fang Tai, she said, “However, since Brother Fang insists on treating us, we won’t refuse. Brother Yang, do you want to sit down and try it? This Spirit Tea is a bit expensive, but it’s also a good thing.”
Fang Tai also said, “Since Brother Yang is here, let’s go together. We also have something to discuss.”
“Many thanks,” Yang Kai cupped his hands and sat down.
Asun raised her hand and poured a cup of tea for Yang Kai. Yang Kai took a sip and tasted it carefully, discovering that it was indeed quite good. After drinking it in a few gulps, he suddenly felt a sense of nostalgia.
However, there wasn’t much tea left in the pot, and after drinking a few cups, the last cup was almost gone.
Yang Kai asked, “What are you all here to discuss?”
Fang Tai said, “We’ve been here for a month now, so we have some understanding of the situation here. Since Brother Yang was able to come to this market alone, you must have obtained some information from someone, so you should know how difficult it is for newcomers like us to establish ourselves here.”
Yang Kai nodded and sighed, “I understand!”
Fang Tai smiled and said, “Since that’s the case, this Fang feels that we should form an alliance and help each other. They all agreed, what does Brother Yang think?”
Hearing this, Yang Kai said, “Sure, we’re all newcomers who came here together. If we don’t help ourselves, no one can help us.”
Fang Tai said seriously, “That’s exactly what this Fang means. One man is small, two men are large. Everyone in our respective Universe World is a master. Although we are a bit weak in the Outer Universe world, now that the five of us are working together, we will definitely achieve something in the future.”
Yang Kai turned his head to look at the others and found that they really didn’t have any objections, so he said, “I have no problem with that, but what should we do when it comes to the specifics? Since we want to form an alliance, it can’t be just empty words, right? For example, if Lady Asun is bullied…”
Asun pouted, “Why am I always being bullied? Do I look like I’m easily bullied?”
“For example…” Yang Kai chuckled.
Fang Tai said, “Naturally, it is to seek justice for Lady Asun without violating the rules of the Seven Skillful Land!”
There was nothing wrong with these words, so Yang Kai naturally didn’t refute them.
Fang Tai continued, “Another example is that the Fire Spirit Fruit Tree we take care of will give birth to Jade Fire Silkworms. If we capture them and give them to Great General Si Chen, we may be able to obtain the Open Heaven Pill as a reward. On this point, this Fang can also help everyone. As long as everyone needs help, call me over for help at any time. If we capture these insects and offer them to General Si Chen, if we really obtain a reward, this Fang will only take half.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai asked curiously, “Does Brother Fang have something to catch the insects?”
Shi Haocang called out, “Brother Yang may not know, but when Brother Fang went to the fruit garden, he made a great contribution and was rewarded with thirty Open Heaven Pills by Manager Zhou.”
Yang Kai blinked as he stared at Fang Tai, but the latter simply replied, “I was just lucky. If you were in my place, you would have been able to do the same.”
Yang Kai’s lungs were about to explode from anger. The place he had been assigned to was a place with a history of dead tree, so there was a possibility that there would be another problem at any time. However, the place Fang Tai had been assigned to was a place where he could pick up benefits. The difference between the two was simply too great.
Moreover, obtaining thirty Open Heaven Pills as a reward shouldn’t be a small contribution, but since Fang Tai didn’t elaborate, Yang Kai didn’t ask what kind of contribution he had made.
However, it seemed that in order to obtain the Open Heaven Pill, the servants had to take care of the fruit trees and offer the Jade Fire Silkworms to Great General Si Chen.
Only now did he understand why Fang Tai was able to invite everyone to drink tea. Thirty Open Heaven Pills was more than enough to buy a set of tools to catch insects. When Die You had bought a box and two boxes of incense, she had only bought it for thirty pils.
Fang Tai said, “If it wasn’t for this matter, this Fang wouldn’t have given you any benefits, but the Hundred Refinements Incense was purchased from this market, so if you really obtain General Si Chen’s benefits, this Fang’s share wouldn’t be too excessive.”
Everyone nodded, and Yang Kai was no exception. Die You had said before that newcomers didn’t have any tools, so if they wanted to catch insects, they would have to ask someone for help, but if that was the case, the Jade Fire Silkworms they obtained would belong to the other party. If there was a reward, they wouldn’t be able to obtain it themselves, so it was reasonable for Fang Tai to take half of it. After all, he had to pay the cost himself.
Fang Tai looked at Yang Kai and said, “If Brother Yang agrees, you can ask me for help when the time comes. As long as there’s time, this Fang will not refuse.”
Yang Kai didn’t say that he didn’t need any help. Die You had already bought a set of tools for him, which made him seem like a freeloader. Moreover, Yang Kai planned to return the Open Heaven Pill to Die You after he earned it in the future, so he smiled and said, “Then I’ll thank you in advance. If i really need it later, I’ll inform Brother Fang. However, my place is very small and there are very few fruit trees, so there’s no need to catch insects.”
Fang Tai said, “In any case, if there’s anything you need, just call me. Later on, everyone can leave a way to contact each other so we can communicate more easily.”
Although he had finished a pot of tea, the tea shop didn’t seem to have any intention of chasing them away. Instead, they simply allowed them to sit around the table and chat, making an agreement to form an alliance. Each of them felt much more familiar with each other as they exchanged information they had collected over the past month.
However, Yang Kai had a vague feeling that Fang Tai was the master of everything, so it was no surprise. Among the newcomers, he was the one who had the best position. Now that everyone wanted to ask him for help, everyone had to give him some face.
After asking the tea shop to refill a pot of water for free, the group drank and chatted for half a day before dispersing.
Fang Tai and the others wanted to continue exploring this market, but Yang Kai had nothing more to do here, so he flew directly towards the Fire Spiritual Land.
He remembered where he came from, and this place wasn’t far from Fire Spiritual Land, so he didn’t have to worry about getting lost.
Now that he was in this Seven Skillful Land, he naturally couldn’t waste this opportunity. Yang Kai planned to spend fifty years trying to obtain the Open Heaven Pill’s pill recipe. If there was no hope, he would find a way to leave this place. He still needed to find the World Tree to save the Star Boundary, so he couldn’t just stay in this damned place and work as a servant for others for the rest of his life.
After easily leaving the World Fragment where the market was located, Yang Kai quickly identified the direction and turned left.
After flying for a short while, he suddenly felt a sharp aura lock onto him, and soon after, a golden light shot over from the distance. Within the golden light, a burly figure could be seen.
Before he even got close, a large axe swung down towards him and the man shouted, “I thought you wouldn’t come out. You’ve finally arrived.”
Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed as he was surprised that someone would dare to attack him here, not to mention that it was a sneak attack. In a flash, he raised his hand and struck out.
The power of time flowed, Such as Flying Such as Dreaming!
Golden light burst out and the burly bear-like figure was revealed. The power of Yang Kai’s palm strike was also dispersed and both sides were forced back several thousand meters before stabilizing themselves.
The bear-like man blinked and said in surprise, “Little brat, you’re not bad, you can actually receive my axe!”
“What are you doing?” Yang Kai’s face sank as he felt a headache coming on. He was well aware of why the other party was waiting for him here, but he didn’t expect that even though he hadn’t left with Die You and was trying to act as if they were strangers, this fellow had still come to find trouble with him. It was simply unreasonable.
The bear-like man grinned maliciously, revealing his white fangs as he pointed his axe at Yang Kai, “Boy, what’s your relationship with Xiao Die? Tell me the truth, or this old master will kill you!”
Sure enough… Yang Kai sighed in his heart and asked curiously, “You mean Lady Die You?”
“Nonsense!” The black bear glared, “Who else could it be? Why did you come to the market with her?”
“Friend, are you mistaken? I’ve only known Lady Die You for less than a month, what relationship can we have?”
TO BE CONTINUED...