Standing in front of Yang Kai was a tall and energetic old man. The old man was dressed simply, wearing a pair of shorts and a long robe. His thin arms and legs were exposed, making him look like an old farmer who had just returned from the fields.
However, when Yang Kai looked over, he only felt that this old man’s eyes were as deep as the sea, as if he would fall into them forever.
His heart trembled, knowing that this old man was not as simple as he appeared.
Madam Lan, who had been harassing him for the past few days, stood three steps behind this old man, gritting her teeth as she stared at Yang Kai.
“Little friend, would it be possible for me to come inside?” The old man asked with a smile. Although his tone was gentle, it gave off a faint sense of majesty that could not be resisted. This kind of majesty could only be possessed by someone who had been in a high position for many years, and Yang Kai was no stranger to it.
Yang Kai glanced at the Proprietress and knew that he wouldn’t be able to refuse, so he immediately nodded and stepped aside.
The old man thanked him and quickly entered, followed by Madam Lan.
Closing the door, Yang Kai turned to look at Madam Lan and asked suspiciously, “Proprietress, this is…” He also had some guesses about this old man’s identity.
Madam Lan said solemnly, “This is my First Inn’s owner!”
The old man smiled and nodded, “This old master’s surname is Situ and my name is Kong!”
Sure enough, when he saw the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage Proprietress standing behind this old man, Yang Kai had vaguely guessed this old man’s identity. Now that he heard the introduction, he knew that his guess was correct.
This Situ Kong was actually the Master behind the First Inn! This person was definitely a High Rank Open Heaven Stage master, but no one knew what grade he was.
“So it’s Senior Situ, Junior has been impolite,” Yang Kai cupped his fists and said, “Senior, please sit!”
Situ Kong nodded and sat down boldly while Madam Lan stepped lightly behind him.
“You sit as well!” Situ Kong looked around before looking up at Yang Kai.
How could Yang Kai dare to sit? Even the Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage Proprietress was standing, so how could he sit? He didn’t dare cross the line in front of him and just stood there and spoke.
Situ Kong didn’t force him and simply said, “This old master has heard about little friend’s situation. Does little friend know how many masters has gathered in my First Inn?”
“I’m not too sure,” Yang Kai shook his head. If he had asked about the Golden Crow’s corpse as soon as he opened his mouth, Yang Kai wouldn’t have found it strange, but suddenly saying this was a bit strange.
Situ Kong said, “There are 32 Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage masters and five High Rank Open Heaven Stage masters! There are more than twenty First Class and Second Class forces.”
Yang Kai was speechless as he listened, knowing that this matter had really blown up. Even High Rank Open Heaven Stage came with so many people, it was obvious how attractive the Golden Crow’s corpse was.
After saying this, Situ Kong smiled and said, “Then do you know why you were able to peacefully live in my First Inn?”
Yang Kai asked in confusion, “Senior, what do you mean?”
Situ Kong leisurely said, “A few days ago, you said that the Golden Crow’s corpse was snatched by Xiao Lan. Regardless of whether these words are true or false, those people will try their best to confirm that, Xiao Lan is one of my First Inn’s people. No matter what, they will still have to give me face and won’t try to steal it from her. The best way to do so is to ask you for information about the Golden Crow’s corpse’s true whereabouts before making any further plans. But little friend has lived here for several days now, has anyone ever harassed you?”
“No!” Yang Kai shook his head, vaguely understanding the meaning behind Situ Kong’s words. He probed, “Does Senior mean… the First Inn is protecting me?”
Situ Kong didn’t express any opinion and simply said, “Those guys are both righteous and evil, many of them aren’t easy to deal with.” The meaning behind his words was that he was quite polite.
At this moment, the Proprietress opened her mouth and said, “Yang Kai, although my First Inn is powerful, it’s impossible for me to offend too many people for you. Are you selling the Golden Crow’s corpse or not? It’s best if you give me an answer today.”
Yang Kai looked up at her, “Can you give me some time to consider?”
The Proprietress frowned, “What else do you want to consider?”
Yang Kai said shamelessly, “Ten days, give me another ten days. After ten days, I’ll give you a satisfactory answer.”
The Proprietress glared at him and said, “Impossible, ten days is too long. You don’t know how much pressure our First Inn is under right now. Just guarding against those people coming to find you will offend a large number of people. Ten days is too long.”
If ten days wasn’t enough, then what was the point? Yang Kai estimated that it would take him at least ten days to condense his Fire Element, and by then, the Golden Crow’s corpse wouldn’t be of much use to him.
“Three days!” Situ Kong suddenly said, “Only three days, think about it carefully.”
Saying so, without giving Yang Kai a chance to speak, he stood up and left. This was his final ultimatum.
Yang Kai followed behind and begged, “Proprietress, Senior, please speak nicely. Three days is too short, I might not be able to consider everything.”
The Proprietress turned around and said angrily, “Think about your own life, I believe you will consider it carefully.” She directly closed the door, as if she wanted to lock Yang Kai inside.
After the two left, Yang Kai’s face was filled with worry.
Three days… At that time, there would definitely be no way to condense the Fire Element, but since the other party had already spoken, there would be no room for negotiation. After three days, it would be impossible for him to have such peace.
Right now, time was of the essence, so although Yang Kai was worried, he didn’t dare delay and quickly opened the room’s restrictions before slipping into the Wishful Bag.
Over the next three days, Yang Kai entered the Wishful Bag many times to absorb the Golden Crow True Fire, even disregarding his own injuries and overloading them. His progress was quite fast, but he was still quite far from reaching the saturation point of his Dao Seal.
Three days later, the Proprietress came again, but this time he didn’t see Situ Kong. Although the Golden Crow’s corpse was precious, it was still just a piece of material. High Rank Open Heaven coming here personally was already enough, as the Proprietress, she can handle the rest.
Inside the room, the Proprietress looked at Yang Kai and said, “The Owner said that if you can hand over the Golden Crow’s corpse to me, the previous two conditions will not change, and they will satisfy you together. Moreover, before you reach the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage, my First Inn will ensure your personal safety and will not let anything happen to you.”
The benefits were immediately doubled. Although the conditions the Proprietress had offered before were not bad, he could only choose one of them, making it seem a bit thin, but now it was possible. To be honest, if it were any other Emperor Realm, they would have immediately agreed to this temptation.
If Yang Kai hadn’t been determined to achieve High Rank Open Heaven Stage directly, if he hadn’t discovered that he could absorb the Golden Crow True Fire, he probably wouldn’t have refused.
However, the Golden Light Path was right beneath his feet. If he agreed now, he would not be able to reach the highest realm of Martial Dao. Yang Kai didn’t want to regret his impulsive decision one day.
“This kind of condition, I believe it will be difficult for the other forces to take it out. Little brat, if you still don't know what’s good for you, then I really have no choice.”
Yang Kai said sincerely, “I can clearly feel the sincerity of First Inn and Senior Situ, but…”
“Enough nonsense, just tell me if you agree or not!” The Proprietress didn’t give him a chance to speak and directly interrupted him.
With such a firm attitude, Yang Kai could only grit his teeth and say, “I agree, of course I agree!”
Madam Lan was stunned for a moment before smiling brightly, “Good for you!”
“But can we wait a few more days?”
Madam Lan’s pretty face sank as she looked at Yang Kai suspiciously, “What kind of scheme are you plotting? Since you’ve agreed, why wait a few more days?”
“Personal matter, no comment,” Yang Kai said calmly, almost angering Madam Lan to death, “However, I can guarantee that I will hand over the Golden Crow’s corpse with both hands!”
Originally, he thought that this would allow her to delay for a while longer, but who would have thought that Madam Lan would slowly shake her head and say, “Even if my First Inn can wait, the others won’t be able to!” She looked deeply at Yang Kai, “You’d best take care of yourself.”
Turning around, she left the room.
Yang Kai followed behind her and called out a few times, but Madam Lan remained indifferent.
As soon as he walked out of the room, Yang Kai’s body went stiff, because in that instant, dozens of powerful Divine Senses descended from the sky, as if a grand world had enveloped him, making him feel a sense of insignificance.
Shivering, he quickly retreated and swallowed his saliva, his face filled with fear.
He had been hiding in his room for the past few days, and although he knew that there were many masters outside, he had not seen any of them, so he was still quite confused about the concept of these masters. It was only now that he had a deep understanding of them.
In this situation, hiding in a room was the safest option. It was too dangerous outside.
Just as he was thinking this, Yang Kai suddenly noticed something strange and looked around, nearly cursing.
All of the restrictions in the room had actually lost their effect at this moment. Needless to say, this was all Madam Lan’s doing. Although his room token could control the various restrictions in the room and prevent others from spying on him, as the First Inn’s Proprietress, she was definitely capable of doing this, and her authority was definitely higher than his.
In other words, if Madam Lan wanted to close the restriction on his room, he wouldn’t be able to open it again.
The moment the restrictions lost its effect, the dozens of Divine Senses he had felt before attacked him again. Without the obstruction of the room’s restrictions, these Divine Senses were able to pass through without any obstruction as they carefully examined Yang Kai.
In an instant, Yang Kai’s entire body went cold and his hair stood on end.
With a creak, the door was pushed open and a burly young man appeared, grinning at Yang Kai.
Yang Kai was shocked and asked, “Who are you?”
The young man walked in uninvited, the thick Demonic Qi swirling around his body making him look devilish and arrogant. He lightly said, “You don’t need to know who this king is, I only have one question for you. Boy, you better answer honestly!”
Without pausing, the young man asked directly, “Is the Golden Crow’s corpse in your hands? Or has it been taken by Madam Lan?”
TO BE CONTINUED...