“I’ve always been the type of person to repay kindness with kindness. The Scarlet Clouds Golden Flame is of great importance to me, so now that I’ve benefited from it, I naturally won’t forget your hard work,” Du Rufeng smiled at Yang Kai, “How about it, are you interested in coming over? I don’t dare to say anything else, but I’m confident I can help you break through to the Third Order Open Heaven within three hundred years.”
Yang Kai exclaimed, “Third Order Open Heaven!”
Third Order Open Heaven could be said to be the greatest wish of the servants, but up until now, none of them had been able to accomplish it. After all, the materials required to condense one’s strength were too many, and each one of them was extremely valuable. The servants simply didn’t have enough Open Heaven Pills. Of course, Yang Kai’s goal was definitely not just a Third Order Open Heaven, but as a servant, he should naturally have the reaction of a servant.
Du Rufeng nodded and said, “I know your luck is good and you’ve condensed the Wood Element above Fourth Grade, but you must know that this is just a moment of luck. Even if you have the Wood Element above Fourth Grade, without any other high-grade materials, your future achievements in Open Heaven will be limited.”
“I understand,” Yang Kai also nodded.
“It’s best if you understand, I’m just afraid you’ll feel that your starting point is too good and your expectations are too high, but in the end you’ll end up with nothing.”
“Many thanks for Sir’s kindness,” Yang Kai cupped his fists, “However, this junior thought about it and decided that it would be better to work in the garden for now.”
“Why?” Du Rufeng was slightly stunned, seemingly not expecting Yang Kai to not agree to his proposal. After all, this was an irresistible temptation to any servant.
“First of all, this junior has only been in Fire Spiritual Land for three months. Although he has made great contributions, he has also received the rewards he deserves. If he were to receive a great reward, I’m afraid that if the other servants were to find out about this, they would complain about Sir’s unfairness. At that time, their hearts would become restless and the matter of taking care of the gardens would be delayed.”
“Who dares?” Du Rufeng sneered.
Yang Kai replied, “On the surface, they don’t dare, but in private, I don’t know.”
Du Rufeng pondered for a moment before nodding, “Continue.”
“Secondly, junior wishes to hone myself in the fruit garden for a while longer. When the time is right, junior will submit to Sir. At that time, no one will say anything and junior will be able to help Sir more, unlike now. If junior were to submit to Sir, I can only rely on Sir’s wings to achieve nothing.”
Du Rufeng smiled at Yang Kai, “It’s rare for you to have such intentions. Since that’s the case, then forget about it. When you’ve thought things through, you can come find me at any time.”
“Many thanks for Sir’s generosity.”
After a few more words of encouragement to Yang Kai, Du Rufeng continued to patrol the gardens. Looking in the direction he had left, Yang Kai frowned. Today’s events had made him feel extremely strange. Du Rufeng’s sudden interest in him was definitely not a whim. The reason he had refused was because he had some doubts, and also because of Great General Si Chen.
He had just opened a new way to make money, and every month he would receive a few thousand Open Heaaven Pills, so why would he follow Du Rufeng for no reason? If he really went, then this road of making money would certainly be cut off. The guarantee Du Rufeng gave him was that he would be able to break through to the Third Order Open Heaven Stage within three hundred years, and the materials needed to break through to the Third Order Open Heaven Stage were only worth about 110,000 Open Heaven Pills. He could easily save up this amount in a few years, so why would he need Du Rufeng’s guarantee?
The next few days were quite peaceful, but Yang Kai could clearly feel that the atmosphere in the entire garden had become tense. Perhaps it was because the Chief Manager was coming down to inspect the area, but all the servants were staying obediently in their own territory, carefully tending to the fruit trees, afraid something went wrong, even Xiang Yong didn’t dare to leave his plot of land without permission, probably because he had been ordered by Zhou Zheng.
When the time came, the Fruit Garden’s restriction was activated and everyone was forced out.
Without stopping to rest, Yang Kai headed straight back to the servants’ house. After waiting for a while, Old Fang and Die You rushed over and headed straight to the market.
Inside the market, Yang Kai busied himself collecting the insects from the other six Spiritual Lands. When night fell, the three of them sat down in Yang Kai’s house and began dividing the spoils.
However, the harvest this time was much greater than the last time. The representatives of the Spiritual Land from last time had some doubts, so they didn’t dare to sell too many at once. Other than Yu Xueping, who was quite bold, the others only managed to sell at most six hundred insects.
However, after tasting the sweetness once, they no longer hesitated.
This time, he had purchased more than twelve thousand insects from various places. Including the ones he had purchased in Fire Spiritual Land this month, he had acquired about fifteen thousand.
After feeding the Great General for an entire day and night, even with the Great General’s appetite, when he left Yang Kai’s house, he felt a bit bloated and staggered as if he was drunk.
Taking into account the expenditure, this month’s profit was nearly ten thousand Open Heaven Pills!
According to their previous agreement, Old Fang and Die You would each take ten percent of the Spirit Pills, which was a thousand pills, while the remaining eight thousand would go to Yang Kai.
Old Fang’s eyes were red, not because he was jealous, but because he was excited. Thinking about how he had worked so hard to accumulate Open Heaven Pills over the past few hundred years and how he had to carefully calculate every pill he used, he couldn’t help feeling emotional and choked up.
Yang Kai laughed and patted him on the shoulder, “Old Fang, why are you crying? This is just the beginning, the good days are yet to come.”
Old Fang wiped the corners of his eyes and said, “I’m crying, you little brat, why didn’t you come to the Fire Spiritual Land a few hundred years ago? If you had come earlier, this old master wouldn’t have had to work so hard to condense a Second Grade material. If this old master had condensed a Fourth Grade material, I would have been able to break through to the Fourth Order Open HEaven! Unfortunately, now that the tone has been set, it’s impossible to change it.”
“A few hundred years ago, I wasn’t even born yet!” Yang Kai sneered, “And you’re spouting nonsense again. Fourth Grade materials from Fire Spiritual Land are extremely rare, so even if you have enough Open Heaven Pills, you won’t have anywhere to buy them. If you can condense a Second Grade material, you should be content.”
Old Fang nodded when he heard this, “You’re right, I’m satisfied, I’m satisfied!” His original goal was to obtain a Second Order Open Heaven, and the Open Heaven Pills he had painstakingly accumulated were all for this goal, so what was there to be dissatisfied about?
Die You smiled and said, “With our current income, we can buy a set of materials in a year or two, but… we still can’t compare to Little Brother Yang Kai.”
“Who can compete with him?” Old Fang smiled bitterly. When Yang Kai had obtained five thousand Open Heaven Pills as a reward, he had thought it was enough, but now Yang Kai’s monthly income was eight thousand.
“Do you want to get an extra ten percent?” Yang Kai looked at them.
Die You and Old Fang glanced at each other before waving their hands, “Don’t, we agreed that ten percent, so ten percent it is. If worse comes to worst, we can borrow the Open Heaven Pill from you when we need it in the future.”
“That’s fine!” Yang Kai nodded, suddenly remembering something and asking, “Right, if the servants buy the materials and want to condense and absorb them, what about the fruit garden? We can’t just take care of them while absorbing them, right?”
Die You explained, “You can apply for a retreat. If you want a horse to run, you must let it eat grass. Seven Skillful Land is quite humane about this.”
Old Fang also nodded and said, “That’s right, as long as you need to absorb the materials needed to Open Heaven, you can apply to enter closed door cultivation. Of course, you also need to look at the manager to make adjustments. There can't be too many people entering closed door cultivation at once, otherwise there’s no one to take care of the gardens.”
Die You said, “That’s why this matter will have to depend on whether or not the manager approve it. Even if you apply, you may have to wait ten or twenty years or even longer before it’s your turn. I once applied to enter seclusion and waited for fifty years!”
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “If I apply, Zhou Zheng will definitely not allow it.”
After chatting for a while longer, the three of them dispersed. Yang Kai and Old Fang wanted to make another trip to the marketplace. This time, their income was quite high, so they wanted to take advantage of the fact that the market hadn’t closed yet.
Die You didn’t want to go, so the two of them didn’t force him. Besides, drinking and having fun wasn’t suitable for women.
When he returned from the market, Yang Kai went straight to Die You’s house and knocked on the door. Die You was a little surprised and let him into the house before serving him a cup of tea and asking curiously, “Is there something you need?”
“It’s nothing,” Yang Kai grinned and mysteriously took out an item from his Space Ring, “I just want to give you something to see if you like it.”
Die You’s face turned slightly red as she asked, “You came here to give me something? What is it?”
“Take a look for yourself,” Yang Kai grinned, not bothering to explain.
Die You glared at him for a moment before lowering her head to look at the exquisite box in front of her. It wasn’t a wooden box used to catch insects, but a different kind. It looked familiar, and she immediately realized what was inside. Looking up at Yang Kai, she asked, “Did you buy that?”
“You guessed?” Yang Kai was stunned.
Die You said, “I’ve been here for a thousand years, and I also went to that place to buy things. I recognize this box.” Saying so, she opened the box, revealing a strange object that was constantly twisting and transforming, filled with the power of Gold Element.
“Stainless Golden Dew!” Die You sighed lightly, “It really is this, how could you have bought it?”
Yang Kai smiled, “I agreed to buy it for you in the future!”
“That’s just a joke! No, this is too precious, take it back!” Die You shook her head. A Third Grade material was worth 16,000 Open Heaven Pills in Open Heaven Temple. Every time she went to the market, she would only be able to take a look. She had never thought she would be able to buy it one day, but now that it was here, she closed the box and pushed it towards Yang Kai.
“Since I’m giving it to you, I won’t take it back,” Yang Kai pushed the box back and said seriously, “If I don’t have the financial resources, I won’t think about it. Since I have enough Open Heaven Pills, I naturally have to fulfill what I said before. Also, since I’ve just arrived at Fire Spiritual Land, you’ve helped me a lot, so I’ll take this as a token of appreciation.”
Die You still wanted to refuse, but Yang Kai said, “There’s no point in me taking it back, I can’t possibly return it, right?”
“Keep it for yourself, you’ll need it in the future.”
Yang Kai shook his head, “My ambition is not at the Third Order!”
Die You was slightly dazed…
TO BE CONTINUED...