The Chief Manager took it and examined it for a moment before turning to Du Rufeng and chuckling, “You also said that General Si Chen likes him and wants to get close to him. It seems It was looking for an opportunity to frame him! I almost killed him, but fortunately, I didn’t act too ruthlessly and avoided him at the critical moment.”
Du Rufeng also smiled and said, “So that’s how it is. I was wondering why the Great General would act like this, so it was all for this day.” After a pause, he continued, “Now that the truth has been revealed, it means that the loss of the Spirit Fruit has nothing to do with the servant stealing it, but the Great General ate one on a whim. Chief Manager, look at this Yang Kai…”
The Chief Manager waved his hand, and the two Seven Skillful Land disciples immediately retreated.
After this incident, the Chief Manager no longer had any interest in staying and turned around, “Let’s go somewhere else.” With his hands behind his back, he soared into the sky and flew off.
The group of people quickly left, and before Du Rufeng left, he glanced at Yang Kai and whispered, “Good luck!”
Yang Kai watched as everyone left, his eyes fixed on Zhou Zheng’s back. When the Great General spat out the fruit core just now, Yang Kai had clearly seen Zhou Zheng’s surprised expression and couldn’t help frowning. Who was the one who did this today? Was it related to Zhou Zheng?
After carefully sorting out the situation, he realized that the person who had stolen the fruit was definitely trying to kill him, and it was likely that he had stolen one of his fruits today.
Previously, he and Fang Tai had been imprisoned in a cell in the market, so they had arrived a little late, giving the thief a chance to act. The one who did this was not Fang Tai, but he had been captured by the patrol team because of Fang Tai. Yesterday, Fang Tai seemed to have intentionally angered him, and the one who had rescued him and Fang Tai was Zhou Zheng…
As his emotions fluctuated and his Divine Sense circulated, Yang Kai felt as if he had opened a thick fog and seen the truth!
However… if it was really as he had guessed, how could this fellow guarantee that the Chief Manager would come to inspect his medicine garden? Was it just because of General Si Chen? It wasn’t impossible, as long as the Chief Manager saw General Si Chen, he would definitely be curious. At that time, whether the Chief Manager had any intention of coming down to investigate, this person would be able to guide him.
Unfortunately, it was the Chief Manager who wanted to come down today and not someone to guide him, otherwise Yang Kai would have been able to verify his guess.
Yang Kai was furious that he had nearly provoked a life-threatening disaster. If it weren’t for Great General Si Chen turning the tide at the last moment, he wouldn’t have been able to avoid this calamity. Even Du Rufeng probably wouldn’t have been able to protect him. From the fact that Du Rufeng had appeared in front of the Chief Manager and refused to comply, Yang Kai could tell that this was a matter of serious punishment for a servant thief. On the other hand, it was the Great General who had eaten one.
This servant works… It had only been a few months, but he had almost died. There was still a long way to go.
With this thought in mind, Yang Kai quickly picked up the Great General lying on top of his head and carefully examined it with both hands!
When Yang Kai had first been used as a chicken’s nest by this guy, he had felt quite ashamed, but after witnessing the Great General God of Fortune’s ability, he had simply let it go. He had never imagined that he would need it to save his life today! Now, no matter how he looked at it, Yang Kai found it pleasing to the eye. Pulling it into his arms, he began to ravage it, “You’re really something! Even in this desperate situation, you managed to find a way out!”
The Great General’s hair stood on end as he let out a series of cries. Despite exerting all his strength, he was unable to break free from Yang Kai’s shackles.
After a while, Yang Kai let go of it and sat down on the ground, placing it in front of him and chuckling.
At this moment, the Great General no longer had any of his awe-inspiring appearance. His feathers were a mess, and as soon as he broke free from his control, he flapped his little wings and flew over, pecking non-stop.
Yang Kai raised his hand to defend himself, “Alright, alright, just vent your anger.”
After playing around for a while, the Great General finally calmed down and stood in front of Yang Kai, combing his feathers with his beak, occasionally glancing at Yang Kai with an arrogant look.
Yang Kai rested his chin on his hand and asked curiously, “Why do you have the Fire Spirit Fruit’s core? Have you eaten the Fire Spirit Fruit before?”
The Great General opened his mouth and spat out a ball of golden light. Yang Kai caught it and found that it was actually several fruit cores.
“You really ate it!” Yang Kai was surprised, this explained why General Si Chen was able to save him at this critical moment, “Why did you help me?”
In fact, what Yang Kai wanted to know more was why General Si Chen treated him so favorably. When others wanted to obtain Open Heaven Pills from the Great General, it all depended on the Great General’s mood. Only he could use a worm to exchange for a pill and use such a method to forcefully open up a path of wealth.
This was definitely not the only reason why he had fought with it before, but unfortunately, up until now, General Si Chen had not had a proper conversation with him. If the Great General could understand what he was saying, it meant that the Great General had the ability to communicate with others but was too lazy to do so.
Unable to figure it out, Yang Kai couldn’t be bothered to think about it and simply picked up the Great General and placed it on his head. Yang Kai stood up and said, “Today, I owe you a life-saving favor. If you have any requests in the future, just ask, this Yang will do anything!”
He didn’t know if the Great General had heard him, but he didn’t have much of a reaction.
Although the fruit garden was large, it only took the Chief Manager a day to inspect it. Yang Kai waited until the next day before Du Rufeng arrived.
As soon as they met, Du Rufeng said, “Yang Kai, I tried my best to absolve you of what happened yesterday, but unfortunately, I was unable to do anything about the theft. Fortunately, Great General took the initiative to step forward at the last moment, otherwise, the consequences would have been unimaginable.”
Yang Kai cupped his hands and said, “Senior Du is being too serious. Junior saw Senior Du’s concern for this junior yesterday and will remember it.”
Du Rufeng patted him on the shoulder, “It’s good that you think so. What’s wrong? Did you specially call me here to say something?” If Yang Kai hadn’t sent him a sound transmission yesterday, he wouldn’t have come here today.
Yang Kai said, “There’s something I need to discuss.” He stretched out his hand and gestured, “Sir Du, please!”
After taking Du Rufeng to a nearby table and chair, Yang Kai took out some fragrant spring water and began cooking. These things were all stored in his Space Ring.
Du Rufeng smiled, “If you have something to say, just say it, there’s no need to beat around the bush!”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before asking, “Junior would like to ask if Sir Du’s previous words still count?”
Du Rufeng looked at him with interest, “What’s wrong? Have you thought it through? Didn’t you refuse this king before?”
Yang Kai let out a hollow laugh, “This time is different. Junior had some scruples before, but after yesterday’s incident, Junior discovered that as a servant, many things are not up to me. Junior doesn’t like this feeling of helplessness. Moreover, as the saying goes, water flows towards the bottom while people walk towards the top. Since Sir has given me this opportunity, Junior should naturally grasp it.”
Du Rufeng smiled slightly and said, “In my Seven Skillful Land, the number of servants is the highest, but the status of a servant is the lowest. If someone comes to my Seven Skillful Land to work as a servant for three thousand years, they won’t be able to make a comeback. If someone can jump the dragon gate in just a few years, it will all depend on their own ability. You are a capable person, so this king wants to guide you. Don’t worry, this king's words will naturally count.”
“Many thanks to Senior Du!” Yang Kai stood up and bowed, but instead of sitting down, he continued, “Junior would like to ask, if I were to follow Senior Du, what would my status be?”
“Washing off your servant's status, and you will become a disciple of the Seven Skillful Land.”
“What should I do then?”
“What do you want to do?” Du Rufeng asked.
Yang Kai raised his brow, “Can Junior do whatever I want?”
Du Rufeng chuckled, “As long as it’s within my protection and doesn’t violate the rules of the Seven Skillful Land, it’s fine.”
Yang Kai stretched out his hand and drew a large circle in front of his eyes, “Junior wants to be the manager of this fruit garden!”
“En?” Du Rufeng narrowed his eyes slightly, “Your appetite is quite big.”
“If Sir is unable to fulfill this request, then this disciple will be presumptuous.”
Du Rufeng snorted, “Are you trying to provoke this king?”
“Yang Kai wouldn’t dare!”
Du Rufeng stared at him for a moment, secretly regretting the words he had just said. Now, Yang Kai’s words had made it difficult for him to back down. If he agreed, he wouldn’t be able to make the decision. If he didn’t agree, it would be too embarrassing in front of Yang Kai.
After weighing the pros and cons for a moment, he said, “It’s a good thing that you want to become the manager of the Fruit Garden. Just as you said, one must always strive for greater heights, but now that the position of manager is taken by someone else, although Zhou Zheng is a bit incompetent, he hasn’t committed any big mistakes. It’s not fair for him to suddenly revoke his position as Manager, so why not…”
Before he could finish, Yang Kai asked, “What if Manager Zhou makes a mistake?”
Du Rufeng frowned, “What did Zhou Zheng do wrong? But no matter what he did wrong, he will be punished according to the Sect’s rules, no one can help him.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai asked, “After Manager Zhou is removed from his position, may this junior take over?”
Du Rufeng couldn’t help laughing, “Do you have some kind of grudge with Zhou Zheng? Why do you want to drag him down and replace him?”
Yang Kai shook his head and said, “In a moment, this junior will reveal the mystery for Sir. Please answer this junior’s question.”
Du Rufeng’s expression became solemn as he thought about it for a moment before saying, “The position of manager needs to be personally appointed by the Venerable, so I can only recommend you!”
“Then I’ll thank Sir first!”
“Enough, you’ve been beating around the bush for so long, what do you want to say? Hurry up and say it.” Du Rufeng was also a bit annoyed by him.
“It was about yesterday's matter! That Spirit Fruit wasn’t taken by Great General, it was really stolen!”
Du Rufeng’s expression changed as he said solemnly, “Yang Kai, you can eat whatever you want, but you can’t speak nonsense. Do you know that if you say something like that, someone might die?”
Yang Kai looked down and said, “I didn’t know before yesterday, but after yesterday, I did.”
Du Rufeng gently tapped the stone table and said, “Speak carefully!”
TO BE CONTINUED...