In the blink of an eye, two of the three big men had left, leaving Bai Qi alone.
Yang Kai watched in confusion. Just now, he had seen these three people gather together and communicate with each other using their Divine Sense, occasionally glancing over at him with cold eyes, causing him to feel a bit scared. No matter what, he was a man, yet he had run over to a woman’s bed and even hugged her to sleep for a long time. Even if he hadn’t done anything, it was still a bit improper. He had already prepared himself for Bai Qi and the others to ask him how he should explain himself, but who would have thought that he would end up like this?
Bai Qi turned his head to look at him and nodded, “It seems this was a misunderstanding! We were wrong about you.”
Yang Kai also nodded, “So it was just a misunderstanding!”
“En!” Bai Qi smiled, “But you’re right, why would you go to the Proprietress’ room at this time to comfort her? Every time this happens, we’ll hide as far away as we can. Don’t even try to comfort her, we don’t even dare approach the Proprietress’ room. Speaking of which, it’s all my fault for not greeting you in advance… Hey, what are you doing?” As he was speaking, he suddenly noticed that Yang Kai had opened the room’s barrier and stood up, smashing his left palm with his right fist as he approached him step by step, with a fierce smile on his face.
Bai Qi squeezed out an innocent smile, “Yang Kai, this is just a misunderstanding, let bygones be bygones. As cultivators, we must walk forward and look forward… don’t hit my face!” he immediately squatted down and covered his head.
“Misunderstanding! Misunderstanding! Just because it was a misunderstanding, you brought two burly men here in such a fierce manner. Do you know how sharp the Chef’s kitchen knife is? If I hadn’t shouted in time, I’m afraid he would have cut me in half. I’ll let you misunderstand!”
After a series of punches and kicks, the anger towards the Proprietress was finally released.
After a long time, Bai Qi stood up angrily and shouted, “Enough! If you attack again, I won’t be polite! Don’t think I can’t beat you! I’m just letting you have your way, I can’t be bothered to fight you!”
Yang Kai kicked him to the ground…
“You’re really something, you’ve hit me so hard!” A moment later, Bai Qi sat down on a chair, his face bruised and swollen, gently rubbing his wounds as she glanced sideways at Yang Kai.
“This is nothing! When the Proprietress hit me, she was the one who was ruthless!”
“Serves you right!” Bai Qi sneered, pulling at his wound and letting out a loud hiss.
“Does it hurt?” Yang Kai asked.
Bai QI snapped, “Nonsense!”
Yang Kai was in a good mood and laughed happily, his expression becoming serious as he whispered, “Let me ask you something!”
“What?” Bai Qi replied somewhat unhappily.
Yang Kai arranged his words and muttered, “Do I look like someone? Someone close to the Proprietress.”
Bai Qi's hand paused for a moment, seemingly unintentionally asking, “Who is it?”
Yang Kai frowned and said, “I don’t know…” Thinking back to his encounter in the Proprietress’ room, there were a few things the Proprietress had said that made him very concerned. At that time, the Proprietress had probably mistaken him for someone else. Otherwise, why would she say something like ‘come back, don’t leave’? This was obviously something she had said to someone she had not seen for a long time.
“You don’t know? Then why are you asking this?” Bai Qi turned to look at him.
Yang Kai didn’t know how to explain, so he could only blurt out, “In any case, the feeling the Proprietress gave me yesterday was that she thought I was someone else. By the way, did the Proprietress get married?” He wondered if this crazy woman thought he was her husband.
“No! There are many suitors, but the Proprietress doesn’t care about any of them and has never had any emotional entanglements with anyone!” Bai Qi shook his head and deliberately changed the subject, “What did the Proprietress do to make you have such thoughts?”
“Nothing much. First, she beat me up, then forced me to drink two jugs of wine. After that, I don’t know.”
“She didn’t say anything?”
“She said 'don't leave when you're back'!”
“Probably drunk and talking nonsense.”
Yang Kai nodded. This was the only explanation.
After a moment of silence, Bai Qi asked, “You never thought of leaving?”
“Leaving?” Yang Kai turned his head in surprise.
Bai Qi said, “Didn’t I tell you to go to the Nine Nether Continent to pick the Snowy Sky Thread? Why didn’t you leave then? No one was with you at that time.”
“Where should I go?” Yang Kai sneered, “The First Inn’s influence is so great, unless I don’t show myself in front of others in the future, I’ll definitely be exposed. When the time comes, I’ll be caught by you, what good will that do me?” Suddenly realizing what was happening, Yang Kai frowned and looked at Bai Qi, “Letting me go to the Nine Nether Continent alone was actually a test?”
“Not really. You’re now a member of the First Inn, so it’s only natural for you to do something for the Proprietress,” Bai Qi chuckled.
Just as they were talking, the door was pushed open and Chef walked in with a food basket. Placing it on the table, he said, “I made some hangover soup. When the Proprietress wakes up, bring it to her.”
Yang Kai blinked and reacted, “Me?”
Chef glanced at him, “Who else?”
Yang Kai said guiltily, “I won’t go, Chef, you can deliver it yourself.”
Chef said, “The Proprietress said before that you are responsible for her three meals a day, so I dare not disobey her.”
“Old Bai…” Yang Kai turned to look at Bai Qi with a pleading expression.
Bai Qi stood up and patted him on the shoulder, “Good luck on your own, there’s nothing I can do to help!” Saying so, he ignored Yang Kai and left with Chef, leaving only one person staring at the food boxes on the table.
He didn’t know when the Proprietress would wake up, but he estimated that it would be soon. After all, his cultivation was so much lower than hers and he had already been awake for half a day, so how long could the Proprietress, a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, be drunk for?
Not long after, two hours later, the bell hanging in the room suddenly rang.
Speaking of this bell, Yang Kai became irritated. Ever since the Proprietress had ordered him to take care of three meals a day and clean up the mess, Bai Qi had set up a bell in his room. When the bell rang, it meant that the Proprietress had something to call for him, so he had no choice but to let it be.
Whether it was a blessing or a curse, Yang Kai couldn’t avoid it. Taking a deep breath, he stood up, grabbed the food box, and quickly walked to the deck. Jumping up to the top floor, he knocked on the door, “Proprietress!”
“En…” The Proprietress’ lazy voice came from inside the room, and Yang Kai could almost imagine her current appearance.
“I’m coming in,” Yang Kai said before pushing the door open.
Entering the inner room, Yang Kai looked up and found that just as he had expected, the Proprietress was sitting at the table, one hand on her forehead and the other gently rubbing her temples.
The mess in the room was the same as when he had left. The floor was littered with bottles of wine and fruit cores, and the bed was also in a mess.
Looking at the graceful figure sitting there, Yang Kai thought about how he had hugged her to sleep for a long time and couldn’t believe it. Being able to survive was simply luck.
He didn’t know if the Proprietress would remember what had happened before and if she would find trouble with him.
Feeling uneasy, Yang Kai took two steps forward and opened the food box, taking out a bowl of thick soup and placing it in front of the Proprietress, “Proprietress, Chef made you a bowl of hangover soup, drink it while it’s hot.”
The Proprietress nodded weakly and closed her eyes, seemingly thinking about something.
After a long time, she finally brought the bowl of hangover soup in front of her, picked up the spoon, gently blew on it, and began drinking.
The way the Proprietress drank the soup was very elegant. Even though she was drunk, she did not lose her etiquette and instead gave off a different kind of temptation.
“Massage!” After drinking a few mouthfuls of soup, the Proprietress suddenly said.
“En?” Yang Kai was still on edge when he suddenly heard her say this and couldn’t react.
“My head hurts, massage it!” The Proprietress raised her hand and tapped her forehead.
Yang Kai was speechless as he slowly walked over to her and gently massaged her temples.
“Why are you so obedient today?” The Proprietress asked while drinking her soup.
Yang Kai also felt that his guilt was a bit excessive, mainly because he didn’t know if she remembered what happened last night. Hearing this, he said, “Seeing how drunk you are, I can’t be bothered to argue with you. Do you think it’s appropriate for a woman like you to drink so much?” Swallowing his saliva, he probed, “If someone tries to do something to you while you’re drunk, you won’t even have the strength to resist.”
“I’m afraid that person doesn’t want to live anymore,” The Proprietress said lightly, her tone calm but full of dominance.
“I’m just saying 'what if', in this world, there are always those who are bold enough to act recklessly.”
“You seem quite honest.”
Yang Kai’s hand froze and he nearly spat out a mouthful of blood. Swallowing his saliva, he asked, “You… remember?”
“If you remember everything, why wouldn’t I?” The Proprietress lowered her head and drank her soup, “But I don’t remember much.”
Yang Kai didn’t dare to speak any further. At this time, words were bound to fail, so it was best to remain silent. Silently massaging the Proprietress's temples, he felt like his back was being stabbed.
“Don’t tell anyone about what happened last night,” The Proprietress suddenly reminded.
Yang Kai thought to himself, I’ve already said it, but that was because Old Bai and the others forced me to. He really had no choice, but he didn’t dare to admit it, nodding repeatedly, “I won’t say it, I won’t say it, I won’t say it even if you beat me to death.”
A moment later, after finishing a bowl of sobering soup, the Proprietress said, “Pack up and go get some hot water. I want to take a bath.”
Yang Kai didn’t say a word as he busied himself.
Soon, the room was cleaned up and he walked out with the food box in his hand. After a while, he called for some hot water and poured it into the bath tub.
He suddenly realized that after last night’s incident, he couldn’t openly challenge the Proprietress anymore. He felt extremely guilty and was completely ordered around like a servant.
Standing outside the room, Yang Kai listened to the rustling of clothes and soon heard the sound of someone taking a bath. However, Yang Kai’s heart was as calm as still water and he didn’t think too much about it. His eyes passed through the endless void and wandered outside.
After the Proprietress finished her bath and help the drain water for her, he didn’t need to help put on her clothes, and the Proprietress wouldn’t let him do so, the First Inn’s maidservant would handle it.
When the Proprietress came out again, she was so radiant that Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling that she was a completely different person from the one who had drunk alcohol yesterday.
TO BE CONTINUED...