In the entire Seven Skillful Land, the limit of a Third Order Open Heaven was not only the limit for all the servants, but it could even be said to be the limit for most of the disciples.
Aside from Du Rufeng, a disciple who was highly regarded by a Venerable, who could obtain materials above the Third Grade? There were very few people in the entire Seven Skillful Land who had the chance to achieve Open Heaven.
But now, Yang Kai had said his ambition wasn’t a Third Order, and Die You wasn’t a fool, so she naturally understood what he meant. Thinking back, when she first came to Fire Spiritual Land, she had also had such grand ambitions, but unfortunately, the years had worn down her sharp edges and she had long lost her drive.
She didn’t know if, many years later, Yang Kai would also accept his fate like she did now…
“Where did you get so many Open Heaven Pills?” After Die You asked this question, she suddenly remembered that Yang Kai had earned eight thousand pills this month and had been rewarded with five thousand pills, which added up to thirteen thousand. Adding on his income from the past two months, even if it wasn’t enough, he could borrow some from Old Fang.
“You don’t need to worry about that,” Yang Kai grinned, “Or are you just like me, Xiao Die, wanting to reach a higher rank, so you don’t care about this third grade material?”
“Why wouldn’t I? Old Fang also said before that our tone has already been set, so there’s no chance to change it, but…”
Seeing that she was still hesitating, Yang Kai said, “Don’t think too much about it, I don’t have any other intentions. It’s just something I promised before. Now that I have the ability, I naturally have to fulfill it. I didn’t expect to be able to buy it so quickly.”
Die You sighed lightly, “Alright, I’ll accept it, but just take it as I’m borrowing it from you. Now, I’ll be able to obtain a lot of Open Heaven Pills from you every month, it’s not like I can’t pay you back.” Pausing for a moment, she said seriously, “Little Brother, thank you!”
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “I didn’t thank you when you helped me before.”
Die You said, “How can that be the same? When I helped you, I didn’t pay much. This thing is worth 16,000 Open Heaven Pills.”
Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “Since ancient times, there have been many people who added flowers to the brocade, but few who offered charcoal in snowy weather. To me, your assistance at that time could not be measured with the Open Heaven Pill.”
At the same time, in the village where the servants’ house were located, two people were sitting across from each other in a different room. The table was filled with food and wine, and one of them was eagerly urging them to drink and pick up some food with a flattering smile on his face, “Manager Zhou, try this. These were all specially bought by this Xiang from the market.”
Zhou Zheng drank whenever he came, ate when he came, and slowly put down his chopsticks, “This table of dishes cost quite a bit, right?”
Xiang Yong replied, “Not much, not much. As long as Manager Zhou is happy, that’s all that matters.” In his heart, Xiang Yong cursed at how difficult it was to treat him to a meal. When he came back from the fruit garden, Xiang Yong had intended to treat him to a meal, but Zhou Zheng had ignored him and had gone to find him several times before Zhou Zheng finally told him that drinking and eating were fine, but he don't want to go to the market, he is not in the mood to do so.
What could Xiang Yong do? Naturally, he went to the market and ordered a table of food and wine before packing it up.
After three rounds of wine and five dishes, the atmosphere gradually became more lively as they chatted casually. Xiang Yong struck while the iron was hot and said, “Manager Zhou, what do you think I should do?”
Zhou Zheng picked up some food and ate while saying, “This Zhou has let you down, but this Zhou can’t do anything about it. Since Senior Du has spoken, this Zhou will have to find a good place for him or else he won’t be able to answer to Senior Du.”
Xiang Yong almost cursed in his heart, Senior Du asked you to change Yang Kai’s location, the fruit garden was so big, yet he had to change it to his place? Feeling unhappy, even the expression on Xiang Yong’s face became somewhat fierce, “Since Senior Du is the one who sent this message, we should indeed do as he says, but Manager Zhou, can we change his location to somewhere else? This Xiang has been taking care of that piece of land for so many years, so he must have some feelings for it and can’t bear to leave.”
Zhou Zheng sneered in his heart, naturally knowing that his feelings were not for that piece of land, but his neighbor. Waving his hand, he said, “There’s nothing I can do. A few days ago, it might have been possible, but today, I can’t touch him.”
“Why?” Xiang Yong glared, “Does that brat have three heads and six arms? Even Manager Zhou can’t touch him?”
“He doesn’t have three heads and six arms,” Zhou Zheng smiled bitterly, “However, that little brat made a great contribution last time and gained the favor of Senior Du. A few days ago, when Senior Du was patrolling the fruit garden, he specially went down to speak with him. Now that Senior Du knows he’s on that piece of land, if I were to casually swap him away, how would i explain it to Senior Du?”
“Senior Du went down to speak with him?” Xiang Yong was stunned, unable to understand why Yang Kai was so lucky.
After a moment of silence, he poured another cup of wine and said in a low voice, “Manager Zhou, if we can’t touch him, we can touch others. This Xiang doesn’t want to go back to the original plot of land. You just need to find a way to transfer me to the neighboring plot of land. That shouldn’t be too difficult, right?”
Zhou Zheng said, “There has to be a reason for the mobilization of people. If others are doing well, why should I transfer them away?”
Xiang Yong was speechless as he listened, thinking to himself, 'Is this the first time you’ve done this? It’s not like you haven’t done it before! Moreover, as the manager of the Fruit Garden, mobilizing people is just a matter of a few words, who can say otherwise? It’s obvious you don’t want to help.' Looking at Zhou Zheng’s hateful face, Xiang Yong couldn’t help feeling angry.
Zhou Zheng sneered, “Instead of worrying about that piece of land, you should worry about that person. If the land is gone, you can change it, but if the person is gone, what will you use to exchange for it?”
“Who?” Xiang Yong was confused.
“Who are you talking about?” Zhou Zheng stared at him coldly.
Xiang Yong blinked, “Xiao Die? What happened to Xiao Die?” Suddenly feeling nervous, he stood up and asked fiercely, “What happened to Xiao Die?”
Zhou Zheng chuckled lightly, “What could have happened to Lady Die You? Not only is she fine, she’s probably still enjoying herself.”
Xiang Yong frowned as he stared at him, feeling that there was a hidden meaning behind his words, but he was also disgusted by his pretentious attitude. Recalling the few times he had tried to shirk responsibility, Xiang Yong couldn’t help coldly saying, “Manager Zhou, if you have something to say, just say it. I, Xiang Yong, am a straightforward person, I don’t understand any of this nonsense.”
Zhou Zheng pointed at him with a pained expression, “It’s because you’re too naive that you didn’t even know you were being deceived.”
“Who dares deceive me?” Xiang Yong roared angrily.
“Forget it, let’s not talk about this, let’s drink!”
“Drink my ass!” Xiang Yong kicked the table in front of him, causing it to fall to the ground. The wine splashed out and almost drenched Zhou Zheng’s face, but fortunately he was quick to dodge.
“Xiang Yong, what are you trying to do!?” Zhou Zheng was furious. Although he knew Xiang Yong was a rough man, he had not expected him to be so crude.
Xiang Yong’s expression was fierce, his expression unyielding, “Manager Zhou, this Xiang invited you here to drink out of goodwill, but you caused this Xiang’s heart to be filled with grievances, is that right?”
“The one who caused you trouble isn’t this king, but someone else. Why are you so angry with me!?”
Xiang Yong shook his head, “I don’t care, Manager Zhou, you must make yourself clear today!”
Zhou Zheng sneered, “Are you sure you want to know?”
Xiang Yong glared at him as if he wanted to eat him, his meaning clear.
Zhou Zheng grit his teeth and said, “Good, good, good. Since you want to know, I’ll let you know. I hope you won’t regret it when the time comes.” Without further explanation, Zhou Zheng took out a token and poured his strength into it before waving it in front of him and coldly saying, “Open your eyes and look carefully.”
As soon as he finished speaking, a projection of a scene appeared in the space between the two of them. This scene wasn’t anything special; it was just a house, and it was the most ordinary and common house in this servants’ house. There were at least three hundred such houses.
Xiang Yong immediately recognized it, “Isn’t this Xiao Die’s house?”
“Your eyes are quite sharp!” Zhou Zheng coldly snorted.
“What does Manager Zhou want me to see?” Xiang Yong was puzzled.
“Take your time, take your time, you’ll know soon enough.” Zhou Zheng couldn’t be bothered to waste his breath on him.
Xiang Yong looked at him for a moment, guessing that he wouldn’t be able to get anything out of him, so he rubbed his chin and carefully observed, but there was nothing strange about him.
After waiting for more than an hour, the door to the small room suddenly opened.
Xiang Yong’s expression froze for a moment as he looked over expectantly.
However, in the next moment, the look of expectation in his eyes turned into shock and then into anger. His eyes burned with rage and he felt like a volcano was about to erupt.
“Yang Kai!” Xiang Yong grit his teeth and shouted, “How could this brat walk out of Xiao Die’s room at this time?”
In that scene, when Yang Kai left the house, he seemed to be in a good mood, his face full of smiles, and behind him, Die You said something to him, her pretty face blushing slightly. Yang Kai didn’t respond, simply waving his hand.
Zhou Zheng looked on coldly from the side and clicked his tongue, “In the dead of night, a man and a woman alone, what do you think this little brat was doing just now? Tsk tsk, after only a few months in Fire Spiritual Land, not only did he gain the favor of Senior Du, but he also gained the favor of a beautiful woman. How enviable.”
Xiang Yong’s face twitched as the rage in his eyes instantly transformed into endless killing intent, “Bastard!”
Turning around, he raised his axe and walked towards the door with a murderous aura, “This old master will kill him!”
Zhou Zheng coldly said, “Servants are not allowed to fight in private, those who injure others will be punished severely, and imprisoned for three to a hundred years, the killer will be killed without mercy. Do you want to accompany him in death?”
Xiang Yong, who was rushing forward, couldn’t help but pause. Although he was furious at this moment, he still had a trace of rationality and knew that Zhou Zheng was right. If he really went to kill Yang Kai, he would definitely die with him. At that time, no one would be able to save him.
After a short pause, Xiang Yong said, “Then I’ll go beat him up first!”
Zhou Zheng said, “You won’t be able to escape three years of imprisonment. When you’re imprisoned for three years, this boy and Miss Die You can do whatever they want.”
Xiang Yong suddenly turned around and glared at Zhou Zheng.
Zhou Zheng sneered, “What are you looking at me for? It’s not like I touched your woman!”
TO BE CONTINUED...