“It’s like this. When this junior came to this fruit garden yesterday, the first thing he did was to count the number of spirit fruits, but he discovered that one of them was missing, and it had only been two hours since it was harvested. Just as he was worrying about this, the Chief Manager and his group arrived nearby. At that time, i didn’t have time to investigate the truth, and what happened after that was witnessed by Sir. This junior was nearly consigned to eternal damnation.”
Du Rufeng narrowed his eyes, a cold light flashing across them, “You mean this matter is related to Zhou Zheng?”
“Before verifying this, this junior doesn’t dare make any rash comments. I hope Sir Du can enjoy a good show!”
“A good show?”
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, Yang Kai flew down from another fruit garden and landed directly in front of the two.
These two people’s reactions were also completely different. One was overjoyed and rushed forward while the other’s expression changed slightly as he took a step back, staring at Yang Kai with a look of horror and confusion.
“Brother, are you alright?” Old Fang looked Yang Kai up and down.
Yang Kai didn’t look at him but instead stared straight at Xiang Yong and chuckled, “It was a close call, didn’t I already inform you?”
Old Fang said, “If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t feel at ease. Now that you’re fine, I don’t have to worry about anything.” He paused for a moment before asking, “Is there something you need, Little Brother?”
Yang Kai grinned, “Can’t I come over to see you?”
“Come over to see me?” Old Fang was stunned. Since he had come to see me, why was he staring at Xiang Yong? He instinctively felt that there was something wrong between these two, so he turned his head to look at Xiang Yong and found that there was indeed something wrong. Xiang Yong actually avoided his gaze and wore a guilty expression.
“Brother Xiang, it’s only been a few days since we last met, how come you’ve become so distant?” Yang Kai smiled insincerely at Xiang Yong.
Xiang Yong’s expression became gloomy, “Is this king very familiar with you? If we’re not even close, what can we be beside strangers?”
“You’re right, Brother Xiang and I aren’t that close, but why was Brother Xiang so surprised to see me today?”
“Surprised? Surprised what?” Xiang Yong waved his hand and shouted, “I was just born with big eyes!”
“Is that so?” Yang Kai chuckled, “I won’t hide it from Brother Xiang. Yesterday, the Chief Manager went to my place and inspected my fruit garden.”
Xiang Yong stared at him and asked, “Chief Manager went over?”
“Brother Xiang is very concerned about me!”
“Why should I care about you? I’m just asking casually, it’s up to you whether you want to tell me or not!” Xiang Yong coldly snorted and sat down on the ground, leaning against a fruit tree while hugging his arms and pretending to sleep.
“Did the Chief Manager really go to your place?” Old Fang asked nervously. Being patrolled by the Chief Manager wasn’t a good thing. Taking care of the fruit garden was the responsibility of the servants, so there was no reward for taking care of it, but if they found it was bad, there would definitely be punishment, so none of the servants were willing to let the Chief Manager come to their own territory, all of them wishing he could just take a look in the air and leave. However, every time the Chief Manager came to inspect, there would always be some people who were unlucky. Yang Kai’s luck was really bad. There were hundreds of servants in the fruit garden, but the Chief Manager just had to go to his place, so even if there were no problems, he would definitely find some problems. “Did he do anything to you?”
“I almost couldn’t see you, Old Brother,” Yang Kai sighed, a look of lingering fear appearing on his face.
Old Fang was startled, “What happened? Why is it so serious?”
Yang Kai said solemnly, “My fruit garden lost a Fire Spirit Fruit!”
Old Fang’s face went pale, “Little Brother, you can’t joke around like this, you’ll die. You’re new here, so although I’ve told you many of the rules of the fruit garden, you may not have realized the severity of losing a Spirit Fruit. Let me tell you this, the lives of our servants aren’t as precious as a single Spirit Fruit!”
“I know, I know,” Yang Kai nodded repeatedly, “Losing the Spirit Fruit is a serious crime! The Chief Manager wanted to take me down on the spot, even if Senior Du came forward to plead for mercy, it would be useless.”
“Then why did you…” Old Fang was confused. Even Du Rufeng’s plea for mercy was useless, so why was Yang Kai still standing here? What happened next?
Yang Kai grinned and pointed at the Great General on his finger, “At the last moment, it was Great General who used his strength and spat out a fruit core from his mouth. Now, the truth is out.”
Old Fang blinked, finally understanding, “Does that mean the Great General secretly ate that Spirit Fruit?”
“That’s right, otherwise how could the fruit garden be missing for no reason? Who would have the guts to steal it!”
“Scared this old master to death!” Old Fang let out a long sigh. Even though he knew that Yang Kai would definitely be able to turn misfortune into fortune if he stood here, hearing the entire story still made him tremble with fear.
“Why would Great General do such a thing!?” Old Fang looked at Yang Kai in confusion.
“How would I know? Perhaps he ate the worms too much and became greedy. However, although this matter was caused by the Great General, it was all thanks to him that I was able to turn the situation around. No matter what, I should thank him. Old Fang, do you have any Jade Fire Silkworms here?”
“A little, not much.”
“Bring them all here!”
Taking the Jade FIre Silkworm from Old Fang, Yang Kai didn’t stay any longer and turned to leave.
In the void, a water curtain-like brilliance circulated. Under this brilliance, Du Rufeng concealed his figure and observed everything from beginning to end. He was less than a hundred meters away from Old Fang, but from beginning to end, Old Fang had not noticed anything.
After Yang Kai left, he suddenly reached out his hand and made a hand seal, causing the water curtain-like light to ripple slightly before Yang Kai silently entered.
“Such a clumsy performance, would he take the bait?” Du Rufeng chuckled.
Yang Kai grinned, “That depends on who it is. If it was Old Fang, I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to deceive him, but Xiang Yong is a reckless man. Let’s wait and see. If it’s really as I’ve guessed, he will definitely take action.”
Du Rufeng asked, “What if you’re wrong?”
“Does Sir want to punish me?”
“That won’t be necessary, but this King doesn’t have that much time to waste here. I’ll only give you half a day’s time. If we don’t see anything after half a day, this matter will end here.”
“Fine, half a day it is!” Yang Kai couldn’t disagree, nor could he bargain with the other party. Turning his head around, he curiously asked, “Sir’s artifact is quite interesting. If we really lure the snake out of its hole, can we rely on it to conceal our tracks?”
Du Rufeng proudly said, “This artifact was bestowed by the Venerable and is called Shadowless Gauze. Anyone below the Third Order Open Heaven Stage will not be able to see through its flaws. Even those above the Third Order Open Heaven Stage, as long as they don’t search carefully, you may hide.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help but click his tongue. It was good to have someone to rely on. He didn’t need to worry about breaking through to Open Heaven. He had a lot of treasures on him, including the Heaven-wrapping Net and the Shadowless Gauze. On the other hand, he had spent so much time and effort fighting here, all for the sake of his status as a small garden manager.
As he spoke, Yang Kai’s expression suddenly changed, “The fish has taken the bait.”
Down below, Xiang Yong, who was leaning against the fruit tree with his arms crossed, slowly opened his eyes and looked around for a moment before standing up, his expression solemn and hesitant, as if he had encountered something difficult to decide.
After hesitating for a long time, Xiang Yong finally made up his mind, turned around and called out, “Old Fang, take care of the fruit garden for me!”
Saying so, he didn’t care if Old Fang agreed or not and flew straight towards the center of the garden.
Under the invisible veil, Yang Kai and Du Rufeng glanced at each other before Du Rufeng said, “I’m afraid things are really as you say.”
Yang Kai said, “Sir, you’ll understand once you see it.”
Du Rufeng didn’t say anything else and instead used his Shadowless Gauze to silently follow behind Xiang Yong. Xiang Yong turned his head several times but found nothing.
Not long after, a Thousand Blades Peak appeared in front of them. This peak was quite strange, like a sword stuck in the ground. The scenery on this peak was quite good, but it was surrounded by gardens. There were no other peaks that could be seen from afar, only a few solitary peaks.
There was a great hall on Thousand Blades Peak, the place where the manager of the Fruit Garden usually lived and worked. From time to time, servants would come in and out of Thousand Blades Peak, he is obviously here to find Zhou Zheng.
Zhou Zheng liked to work in the pavilion at the edge of the mountain outside the main hall. Sitting in the pavilion, he could see all the small mountains and gardens below, giving off a feeling that everything was under his control. This was the feeling Zhou Zheng liked.
At this moment, there weren’t many servants who came to find Zhou Zheng. After all, normally, nothing big would happen in the fruit garden, so even if there were some problems, the servants would find a way to solve them themselves. Only if they couldn’t solve them would they come to find Zhou Zheng.
After arriving here, Xiang Yong didn’t immediately look for Zhou Zheng, probably feeling a bit guilty. He waited for two hours until all the other servants had left before stepping forward.
Inside the pavilion, Zhou Zheng didn’t even raise his head, “What is it!”
“Manager Zhou!” Xiang Yong called out.
Zhou Zheng’s expression changed as he looked up and saw Xiang Yong. Immediately glancing around, he grit his teeth and asked, “Why are you here? Didn’t I tell you not to come find me during this time?”
Xiang Yong shook his head and said, “I don’t want to disturb Manager Zhou, but there is something I really don’t understand, so I must ask Manager Zhou to explain.”
“What matter is so important!” Zhou Zheng’s expression became ugly.
“That Yang Kai…”
“Shut up!” Zhou Zheng suddenly stood up and glared hatefully at Xiang Yong before shouting, “Follow me!” With his hands behind his back, he led the way towards the main hall.
Xiang Yong scratched his head and could only follow.
The two of them entered the main hall one after the other. Zhou Zheng waved the token on his hand and opened the barrier before turning to glare at Xiang Yong, “Are you crazy? You dare mention this matter outside? Don’t you know that the walls have ears? If someone were to hear about this, not to mention you, even this King will not be able to escape death!”
Xiang Yong said, “But sir Manager said before that as long as I obey your arrangements, Yang Kai will die without a doubt! I followed your arrangements and took the risk of losing my head, so why is that little brat perfectly fine?”
Zhou Zheng frowned, “How did you know? Did you see Yang Kai?”
TO BE CONTINUED...