The corner of Yang Kai’s eyes twitched for a moment, and under the Proprietress's steady gaze, Yang Kai picked up a wine jug and poured a cup of wine. The Proprietress, who was lying on the bed, stretched out her slender hand and gestured.
Yang Kai was stunned for a moment before smiling angrily, “Are you that lazy?”
She was obviously trying to work him, but his arm couldn’t resist her, so he could only pass the wine glass. The Proprietress, on the other hand, was very forthright, finishing it in one gulp while rubbing the wine glass between her fingers and glancing over, “Are you not convinced?”
Yang Kai looked up at the roof of the house, “I wouldn’t dare! In any case, I’ve fallen into your hands, it’s up to you whether you want to kill me or not.”
The Proprietress chuckled lightly, “If you’re not convinced, just say it out loud, what’s there to be embarrassed about?”
Yang Kai couldn’t be bothered with her. This woman just stood there and talked, the more she talked, the more arrogant she became.
The Proprietress lazily said, “My First Inn’s reputation is widespread, so many people want to join but have no way to do so. Now that you’re lucky enough to join, who knows how many people will be envious of you? Little brat, don’t try to act like you’re being forced!”
Yang Kai turned to look at her and chuckled.
The Proprietress looked at him and said, “In the future, you will be my subordinate, so are you planning to use this kind of attitude to deal with me?”
Yang Kai snapped, “Then what kind of attitude do you want?”
The Proprietress said, “I won’t say be respectful, but you should at least show some respect. If others see you like this, how am I supposed to discipline them?”
“I was born like this.”
The Proprietress snorted lightly, obviously dissatisfied with his attitude, but she didn’t say anything more, instead asking, “Where is home?”
“Who are there in the family?”
After asking a few questions, the Proprietress seemed to have lost her patience and waved her hand, “You may leave.”
Yang Kai cupped his fists and turned to leave.
The Proprietress's voice rang out from behind him, “From now on, you will be responsible for my daily meals and chores.”
Yang Kai suddenly turned his head to look at her, only to see that the Proprietress had already lowered her head and was holding her wine glass absentmindedly, seemingly thinking about something. He didn’t know if it was an illusion, but this Proprietress gave off an inexplicable sense of weakness, a completely different feeling from the previous Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master.
Yang Kai clenched his teeth and muttered, “I understand.”
Returning to his room, before he could sit down, Bai Qi pushed open the door and entered, closing it behind him like a thief. “Did the Proprietress make things difficult for you?”
Yang Kai slammed his palm on the table and roared, “This is too much!”
Bai Qi was startled and quickly grabbed Yang Kai’s arm, “What are you doing? Lower your voice!” Seeing Yang Kai’s anger, he asked in confusion, “What happened? Why are you so angry?”
Yang Kai said, “You don’t know, but that damn woman actually asked me to take care of her three meals a day, change her clothes, and wash her face. She, a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, hasn’t eaten anything for a thousand years, yet now she wants to eat three meals a day. What a joke, this King has never served a woman in his life, she’s just tormenting me and taking revenge on me!”
“There’s no need to!” Bai Qi tried to persuade him, “There’s no enmity between you, how could the Proprietress take revenge on you? In fact, the Proprietress has a sharp tongue but a soft heart. You’ll understand after spending some time with her.”
Yang Kai sneered, “I’m just afraid I won’t live long in her hands.”
Bai Qi couldn’t help laughing, “How could that be…”
“Forget it, let’s not talk about it,” Yang Kai raised his hand to stop him, gritting his teeth as he said, “Since she wants to play, I’ll play with her and see who won’t be able to hold on first.”
The following days were calm and peaceful. Although there were dangers everywhere in the Outer Universe, the First Inn's flying ship was a huge signboard. In all of the Three Thousand Worlds, there weren’t many people who dared to have any ideas on the First Inn.
Yang Kai was busy every day, responsible for delivering food to the Proprietress three times a day. After a while, he would take back the cutlery. He didn’t know if the Proprietress had eaten anything, but the things he sent to her each time weren’t much different from the ones he took back.
Yang Kai’s heart was filled with anger. Every time he did something, he would do it quietly, not communicating much with the Proprietress.
Several days passed in the blink of an eye. On this day, Yang Kai was meditating in his room when Bai Qi came in uninvited and handed him a delicate bamboo basket.
“What is this?” Yang Kai asked.
Bai Qi said, “In two hours, we’ll pass by a Universe World called Nine Nether Continent. There’s a place called Heaven Mountain. Go to that Heaven Mountain and find their Sect Master. Give this basket to him and you can leave.”
“Me alone?” Yang Kai was stunned.
Bai Qi nodded, “That’s right, you’re going alone. Once you’re done there, come back quickly, don’t mess things up.” Saying so, he didn’t care about Yang Kai’s reaction and directly walked out.
Yang Kai held the bamboo basket in his hand in confusion, frowning as he stood in place for a long time, unable to understand what was happening. He lowered his head and examined the bamboo basket, but it didn’t seem to be anything special. The structure was quite exquisite, but it didn’t have any powerful restrictions. It didn’t seem to be some kind of artifact, but rather something used to store things.
Nine Nether Continent, Heaven Mountain… Yang Kai silently noted it down.
Two hours later, the large ship that had been sailing for several days suddenly came to a stop. Yang Kai walked out of his room and stood on the deck, looking around. At a glance, he could see a beautiful Universe World in the distance. Even from a distance, he could still feel its aura.
This should be Nine Nether Continent!
Yang Kai’s eyes flashed with understanding as he picked up the bamboo basket and flew away.
The distance between the flying ship and Yang Kai was just right. After just an hour, Yang Kai arrived at the Universe World, broke through the clouds and the barrier of this world, and directly descended.
This was not the first time Yang Kai had come to another Universe World. When he had been ordered to pursue Fang Tai in the Seven Skillful Land, he had witnessed the beauty of another world. This world seemed to be slightly stronger than the other world, almost on par with the Star Boundary.
At the very least, when Yang Kai broke through the World Barrier and entered this world, he immediately felt several powerful Divine Senses sweep over him.
As the Void Great Emperor of the Star Boundary, Yang Kai was extremely familiar with this aura and knew that it was an instinctive response from the Great Emperors of this world when they detected the aura of an expert. Immediately, his skin tightened. Although he was now much stronger than when he had just broken through to the Great Emperor Realm, this was still someone else’s territory. Others had the entire Universe World as their backing, but without the Star Boundary’s support, the amount of strength he could display was limited. If someone were to really fight with other Great Emperor here, Yang Kai estimated that even if he was a Low Rank Open Heaven Stage, he would still suffer a loss.
Just as he was thinking about how to explain his intentions and identity, the powerful Divine Senses suddenly disappeared.
There was even a Divine Sense that showed obvious kindness to him before disappearing…
Yang Kai was confused, but just as he was wondering what was going on, he saw a figure rapidly approaching from the distance and heard a gentle and old voice, “Heaven Mountain Sect’s Sect Master Bao Ze greets the Special Envoy. Please forgive me for not coming out to meet you!”
When the first word was spoken, the newcomer was still far away, but by the time the last word was spoken, he was already standing in front of Yang Kai.
Yang Kai looked over and saw a fat old man with a ruddy complexion smiling at him from a short distance away. The old man didn’t seem to be anything special, but Yang Kai could sense the aura of his kind from him. This old man was obviously the Great Emperor of this world! From his aura, Yang Kai could tell that he was the one who had shown him kindness just now!
So the Sect Master of this world's Heaven Mountain was a Great Emperor!
This was easy to handle. Previously, he had been considering whether he should ask someone about the road to Heaven Mountain, but now that the other party had taken the initiative to welcome him, there was no need to waste time.
But… what was with this 'Special Envoy'?
Suppressing his doubts, Yang Kai cupped his fists and said, “Yang Kai greets Sect Master Bao, Sect Master Bao is too serious.”
No matter which world it was, those who were able to become Great Emperors were all extremely rare existences. Receiving the blessings of that world, even though Bao Ze seemed insignificant, Yang Kai didn’t dare show the slightest disrespect in his territory.
“So it was Special Envoy Yang!” Bao Ze smiled, “Special Envoy Yang’s cultivation at such a young age really makes this Bao blush with shame.”
“Sect Master Bao praises me too much!” Yang Kai said politely before changing the subject, “I won’t hide it from Sect Master Bao, although I came to find you this time, I have no idea why. May I ask what the meaning of the word ‘Special Envoy’ means?”
Bao Ze smiled and pointed to the basket hanging on Yang Kai’s arm, “The one holding this basket is the Special Envoy!”
Yang Kai looked down at the basket and suddenly understood, “You know this basket? That makes things easier.” It was no wonder that when he had just arrived here, he had taken the initiative to greet him. It turned out he had recognized the basket. He had thought that Bai Qi had exchanged a few words with him.
Bao Ze said, “This is not the place to talk, Special Envoy Yang, please follow me!” Saying so, Bao Ze took a step forward and grabbed Yang Kai’s arm. In the next instant, Yang Kai’s vision flashed.
He knew that this was a Divine Ability unique to Great Emperors. In this world, any Great Emperor who was born on this Nine Nether Continent could go anywhere as they pleased. This was somewhat different from Space Divine Abilities.
In the blink of an eye, the two of them appeared in front of a grand hall where a large group of cultivators were waiting respectfully. Seeing the two of them, they greeted in unison, “Greetings Sect Master and Special Envoy!”
The voice was loud and clear, and it was obvious they had been prepared for this. Yang Kai cupped his fists.
Among the crowd, a woman dressed in palace robes stepped forward and bowed slightly to Yang Kai before extending her hands.
Yang Kai turned to look at Bao Ze, a look of inquiry appearing on his face as the latter smiled, “Basket!”
Yang Kai suddenly understood and quickly handed the basket to the woman, nodding, “Thank you for your trouble.”
He didn’t know what this basket was for, and Bai hadn’t explained it clearly before, but the people from Heaven Mountain obviously knew. Since that was the case, he didn’t need to ask any more questions and just cooperated.
TO BE CONTINUED...