Logically speaking, since Yang Kai had been injured by Madam Lan, he would definitely not be able to protect the Golden Crow’s corpse, so there was a high chance that Madam Lan had already obtained it. However, this matter was not something they could ask about, Madam Lan would definitely not tell them. If they asked Yang Kai about it, they were afraid that Yang Kai would misunderstand.
Wei Que shook his head and smiled bitterly, “No matter who has the Golden Crow’s corpse, it has nothing to do with my Great Moon Province.”
When the Golden Crow Divine Palace had first appeared, he had realized that the Sun Star was a big deal, so he had immediately sent a group of disciples back to the First Inn to await orders and sent a message to the headquarter. Originally, he had wanted to use all of Great Moon Province’s forces to share the spoils, but the appearance of the Golden Crow had completely disrupted his plans.
This kind of treasure was not something Great Moon Province had the qualifications to covet, nor was it something any of the Third-Class forces could participate in. Even those Second-Class forces would find it difficult to do so. Forcefully participating would only end in tragedy, and the only ones who had the qualifications to compete for the Golden Crow’s corpse were the First-Class forces, the Cave Heaven and Paradise!
On top of that, on this Sun Star, although Great Moon Province’s harvest wasn’t great, it wasn’t small either. They had collected several portions of Sun’s True Fire and even a fifth-grade one, so it could be considered a rewarding trip. As long as they could digest this harvest, Great Moon Province’s additional Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage was a matter of course. At that time, Great Moon Province's overall strength would increase and it wouldn’t be a waste for him and Tao Rongfang to make this trip.
“That’s right, Martial Uncle and Martial Aunt,” Meng Hong suddenly remembered something and cupped his fists, “There’s one more thing I need to report to Martial Uncle and Martial Aunt. When Junior Brother Yang returned to the First Inn with his injuries, Disciple wanted to help him but was stopped by him. He even sent us a sound transmission telling us to pretend we don’t know him. Is Junior Brother Yang afraid of causing trouble for us?”
Hearing this, Wei Que raised his brow, “He sent a sound transmission to you to pretend you don’t know him?”
“Yes!” Meng Hong nodded.
Tao Rongfang pondered for a moment before saying, “To be able to think of this at such a time, this child’s thoughts are truly meticulous. No wonder he was able to snatch food from the tiger’s mouth.”
Meng Hong was puzzled, “Martial Aunt Tao means…”
Tao Rongfang said, “Just as you guessed, Yang Kai must have been afraid that you would bring trouble upon yourselves, so he made you act as if you didn’t know each other. After all, he had stirred up a huge mess this time and offended many forces. If someone were to find out that he had a close relationship with my Great Moon Province’s people, Great Moon Province would also be in constant trouble. He was just thinking about our Great Moon Province.”
Old Fang frowned and said, “But we came here together with Brother Yang and have lived in the First Inn for several months. Someone must have seen us together with him before, so pretending not to know him now is useless.”
Wei Que said, “That’s why the few of you should not show yourselves for now, lest you attract the attention of others! As long as you don’t get discovered, there shouldn’t be any problems.”
Old Fang and Die You looked at each other and nodded, “Understood.”
After chatting for a while longer, Wei Que asked the group of disciples to withdraw. When only he and Tao Rongfang were left in the room, he suddenly asked, “What does Junior Sister think?”
Tao Rongfang said, “That little brat is bold and careful, but most importantly, he has a kind heart and is a good seedling!” Saying so, she smiled bitterly, “Unfortunately, he has no fate with my Great Moon Province.”
Wei Que remained silent for a long time before sighing, “It seems Junior Sister is thinking the same thing as me.”
This time, Yang Kai had caused so much trouble that the Great Moon Province was unable to provide him with any strong protection, so the matter of accepting him into the Great Moon Province was likely going to fail. It wasn’t that Wei Que and Tao Rongfang went back on their word, it was just that the two of them, as an Open Heaven Stage cultivators, had to consider the other disciples of the Great Moon Province. If they took Yang Kai in, it wouldn’t matter, but who would be able to deal with the trouble that followed? At that time, the entire Great Moon Province would be in trouble.
“He also saved our lives!” Tao Rongfang looked over at Wei Que. In the main hall, if it weren’t for Yang Kai’s timely reminder, she and Wei Que wouldn’t have been able to survive until now. Now that Yang Kai was in trouble and they were helpless, Tao Rongfang felt very unhappy.
Wei Que blushed, “We should find a way to compensate him. If possible, it would be best if we can secretly assist him in escaping to another Great Domain.”
“We can only do so.”
“One more thing, what does Junior Sister think?” Wei Que asked again.
Tao Rongfang looked at him and asked, “Golden Crow’s corpse?”
Wei Que nodded.
Tao Rongfang said, “I thought that the Golden Crow’s corpse was most likely stolen by Madam Lan, but now it seems that the Golden Crow’s corpse is in Yang Kai’s hands.”
Wei Que smiled, “Why do you say so?”
Tao Rongfang glared at him, “Is Senior Brother testing me?”
“En…” Wei Que raised his hand, “Just casually chatting, I want to know if Junior Sister’s thoughts are the same as mine.”
Tao Rongfang said, “If the Golden Crow’s corpse had really been snatched away by Madam Lan, then Yang Kai would have been able to escape unscathed, so there would have been no need for him to deliberately send a sound transmission to Meng Hong. However, he did so, which means he has some scruples! What he is concerned about is that his troubles will implicate others, which also indirectly confirms the fact that the Golden Crow’s corpse is in his hands! Of course, this does not exclude the possibility that the Golden Crow’s corpse has already been snatched away by Madam Lan, he only did so to be careful.”
Wei Que smiled and said, “Junior Sister is really beautiful and intelligent.”
Tao Rongfang rolled her eyes at him flirtatiously, “Does Senior Brother also think so?”
Wei Que nodded, “That’s right, now I don’t know who has the Golden Crow’s corpse, but no matter who has it, it has nothing to do with us.”
Inside the room, the servant brought over some food and exchanged cups with Yang Kai. After three rounds of wine and five rounds of dishes, both of them were a bit drunk.
Speaking of which, although Yang Kai had lived here for four months, he had never asked the servant what his name was, always calling him little brother.
This time, after chatting for a while, he learned the other party’s name. The manservant’s name was simple, his surname was Bai, and his name was Qi.
“One who is unaccountably solicitous must be hiding evil intentions. Tell me, what exactly do you want? Did the Proprietress send you here to investigate my background?” Yang Kai asked as he picked up the food.
Bai Qi grinned, picked up the wine pot, and filled it up for Yang Kai, saying, “How could I? If Proprietress really wants to know your background, there’s no need to go through so much trouble. If my First Inn doesn’t have any information, I can just ask around and find out your background.”
“Then tell me, what is my background?” Yang Kai asked with a look of disbelief.
Bai Qi looked at him, “Do you really want me to say?”
“Speak, let’s see what you can say!”
Bai Qi put down the wine pot and sat up straight, saying, “Then I’ll say. Name is Yang Kai, Peak Emperor Realm master. More than a year ago, he jumped out from the unknown Universe World and entered the Seven Skillful Land with the Protector Venerable, Duan Hai. He became a servant in the Fire Spiritual Land and took care of the fruit trees for more than half a year. After that, a powerful enemy invaded the Seven Skillful Land and escaped during the chaos. There were three people who followed him, one man and two women, Fang Biqi, Die You, Asun… Am I right?”
Yang Kai stared at him, “How many spies do you have in the First Inn?”
For him, a nobody in here, The First Inn could inquire such information clearly, one could only imagine how terrifying this force was.
Bai Qi grinned, “I also know you condensed the Wood Element!”
Yang Kai’s eyes narrowed, “What else?”
“Also, on Sun Star, you snatched food from a tiger’s mouth and played around with a group of Open Heaven Stage cultivators.”
“Haha…” Yang Kai forced a smile and let out a sigh of relief. It seemed that the First Inn wasn’t omniscient. At the very least, they hadn’t been able to find out about the relationship between Old Man Xu and him, as well as the quality of his Wood Element. All they knew was superficial information, but even so, it was still enough to make one’s ears ring.
“Tell me, what happened on Sun Star? How did you obtain the Golden Crow’s corpse?”
“Why don’t you just ask the Proprietress about this? Why ask me?!” Yang Kai said angrily. Whenever he mentioned the Golden Crow’s corpse, he would get angry. If it weren’t for the Proprietress stopping him at the last moment, he would have definitely returned to the First Inn unscathed. Why would he need to suffer such a blow?
“The Proprietress has been in a bad mood these past few days, isn’t asking her looking for a beating?” Bai Qi asked bitterly.
Yang Kai originally couldn’t be bothered with him, but after thinking about it for a moment, he said, “There’s something I don’t understand. If you can tell me, I can tell you about what happened on Sun Star.”
Bai Qi squinted at him and asked cautiously, “What do you want to ask?”
Yang Kai said, “Don’t worry, it’s not a secret. If it’s a secret, you can choose not to say anything.”
Bai Qi nodded, “Then ask.”
Yang Kai gritted his teeth and said, “I clearly left the Proprietress far behind, so I’m certain that even with her Sixth Order Open Heaven strength, she wouldn’t be able to catch up to me. Why did she return to the First Inn before me and wait outside the First Inn?”
This was something he hadn’t been able to figure out for several days. Unless the Proprietress also had something like the Space Spirit Bead, it was impossible to explain.
Hearing this, Bai Qi smiled, “Is that what you want to ask?”
“Do you know why?”
Bai Qi couldn’t help laughing out loud as he slammed his hand on the table, “At that time, were you driven into a dead end, so you wanted to hide in the First Inn? You thought that as long as you entered the First Inn, no one would dare to do anything to you, so after shaking off the Proprietress, you came straight to the First Inn?”
“That’s right!” Yang Kai nodded. At that time, he had indeed thought so. After all, at that time, there was no place to go, only the First Inn was safe.
“Hahahaha!” Bai Qi laughed so hard that he almost burst into tears.
Yang Kai stared at him coldly, wishing he could take out his Azure Dragon Spear and stab him to death.
Seemingly sensing Yang Kai’s coldness, Bai Qi finally restrained his smile and took a sip of his wine, “Have you ever heard of the Universe Escape Law?”
“Universe Escape Law?” Yang Kai frowned, “What is that?”
He had never heard of such a thing before, but judging from Bai Qi’s expression, Yang Kai could infer that the reason why the Proprietress had returned to the First Inn in advance and waited for him outside was related to this Universe Escape Law.
TO BE CONTINUED...