“Since it wasn’t this king who destroyed the First Inn, what do you want this King to compensate for?!” Pei Buwan slammed the table next to him, causing the table to fall apart as he glared at him, “Boy, do you think this king is easy to bully?”
“I wouldn’t dare!” Yang Kai lowered his head, “This Junior is just following orders!”
Pei Buwan coldly snorted, “Whoever destroys your First Inn, you can go find them. Others smashed it, but what does this have to do with this king?”
Yang Kai said, “Manager Pei’s words are reasonable. Since that’s the case, this Junior will take his leave, but there is something I must inform Proprietress Pei of.”
“Speak!” Pei Buwan glanced over.
“Before I left, my Proprietress said that I must collect all the debts. If I can’t, she will personally come and discuss this matter with the various shopkeepers. If we still can't, we will go to the various headquarters to discuss this matter.”
Pei Buwan chuckled, “Do you think this King is scared? Let her come! See if she can take a big chunk of this King’s money! If she can, this King will call her Great Aunt!”
Yang Kai shouted loudly, “Junior will remember this and notify my Proprietress! I’ll take my leave!”
He cupped his fists and turned to leave.
“Wait!” Pei Buwan suddenly thought of something and frowned.
“What other instructions does Shopkeeper Pei have?” Yang Kai turned to look at him.
Pei Buwan’s eyes flashed for a moment, “Just now you said your Proprietress… As far as I know, most of the people in charge of the First Inn are men, and there are only a few women. What is your Proprietress’ name?” Most importantly, these women were not easy to provoke, especially two of them.
“My family’s Proprietress is called Madam Lan!” Yang Kai arched his hands towards the First Inn’s direction with a look of respect.
Pei Buwan’s face twitched, “Madam Lan? Which Madam Lan?”
Yang Kai said, “I also don’t know how many Madam Lan’s there are in the First Inn. This Junior hasn’t followed the Proprietress for long and doesn’t know much about the First Inn, but this Junior has a token from the Proprietress. Does Shopkeeper Pei want to take a look?”
“Hand it over!” Pei Buwan stretched out his hand!
Yang Kai handed over the jade token with both hands, and Pei Buwan received it with a slight push of his strength. Immediately after, his Adam’s apple bobbed as he let out a dry laugh, “So it’s Madam Lan! Familiar, very familiar. I remember that several hundred years ago, this Master went to the First Inn as a guest, and Madam Lan was very enthusiastic… haha, in the blink of an eye, several hundred years have passed, it's really… really…”
After a long time, he didn’t know how to continue, so he changed the subject, “Has Madam Lan arrived in Star City?”
Yang Kai replied, “Yes, the First Inn has reopened a few streets away.”
“En!” Pei Buwan nodded.
“Is there anything else, Shopkeeper Pei? If there’s nothing else, this Junior will take his leave first. Proprietress is waiting for me to report back!”
“It’s fine, it’s fine!” Pei Buwan waved his hand and handed the jade token to Yang Kai. Yang Kai grabbed it, but he didn’t let go.
Yang Kai looked at him and asked, “What is the meaning of this, Shopkeeper Pei? This jade token isn’t worth much, if you want it, you can go to the First Inn. The Proprietress should have quite a few more, so she can give you some.”
“What does this old master want this jade token for!?” Pei Buwan snapped before releasing his hand and saying, “You don’t have to hurry, wait for this old master to think about it.”
Saying so, he stood up and paced back and forth with his hands behind his back, occasionally revealing a thoughtful look as if he was thinking about something.
Seeing this, Yang Kai felt even more admiration for the Proprietress. Even someone unreasonable like Pei Buwan was terrified when he heard her name. Although he didn’t show it, how could Yang Kai not see it? He was truly curious about what the Proprietress had done to make such a great reputation in the Three Thousand Worlds.
After a long time, Pei Buwan suddenly stopped, as if he had made up his mind, turned his head to Yang Kai and asked, “Boy, do you want to collect the debt?”
Yang Kai replied, “I want to!”
“We have the same meaning, I want nothing more than money!” Pei Buwan waved his hand and looked him up and down, “I see that your cultivation is quite good and you’ve already condensed your Dao Seal. How is your experience in fighting others?”
Yang Kai frowned, this question was quite strange, but after pondering for a moment, he said, “This Junior came from the Small Universe World!” The meaning behind his words was that he had fought his way up step by step, so there was no need to mention his experience in fighting.
As soon as these words came out, Pei Buwan’s eyes lit up and he smiled, “Good, good, good!” He pointed to the ground below, “See that guy?”
Yang Kai turned his head and saw that the young man who had just won was sitting cross-legged, apparently meditating and healing his injuries.
“What does Shopkeeper Pei mean?” Yang Kai asked.
“I want you to fight with him.”
“Junior doesn’t understand!”
Pei Buwan put his arm around his shoulder and whispered, “If you can beat him, I’ll compensate you!”
Yang Kai was surprised, “Is that true?”
“Pay as much as you need!”
What kind of dogshitt hobby was this? Just how bored was this guy? He actually liked to watch people fight. But then again, this kind of unreasonable man couldn’t be judged by common sense. Yang Kai couldn’t help feeling a bit tempted by this proposal. The compensation amount was ten million, and 5% of it was five hundred thousand. As long as he fought, he would be able to obtain it. It was quite easy. Compared to the others, it would take a month, so Yang Kai didn’t know if he would be able to fulfill his end of the bargain.
Most importantly, after borrowing a bit of Luo Haiyi’s Open Heaven Pill yesterday, if he could obtain the ten million, he could also return her money, lest he keep thinking about this matter.
Yang Kai had seen this young man’s strength just now. He was not weak, but his foundation didn’t seem to be very solid. If it was a one-on-one fight, Yang Kai was confident he could win.
In his heart, he guessed that this Pei Buwan was afraid of the prestige of the Proprietress, and had previously made a big deal about calling her ‘Great Aunt’ after taking away a large sum of money. At this time, he was probably trying to find a way out of this embarrassing situation. If he were to refuse, it would not be good for his reputation.
Thinking so, Yang Kai nodded, “Sure!”
“Good!” Pei Buwan clapped his hands and laughed, “Wait a moment, that guy just fought a bitter battle and consumed a lot of energy. I’ll let him recover first.”
Yang Kai naturally had no objections.
Pei Buwan’s figure flashed as he entered the hall and said a few words to the young man. The young man looked over and nodded slightly before Pei Buwan handed the young man a jade bottle which seemed to be some kind of healing pill. The young man didn’t hesitate and took out a pill before continuing to meditate.
Pei Buwan flashed back and smiled, “Let’s wait for an hour.”
An hour wasn’t a long time, but in order to avoid worrying Luo Haiyi, Yang Kai took out a communication device and informed her that he was safe and that it would be a while before he could leave.
On this side, Pei Buwan had his servants change the table, serve tea, and chat with Yang Kai.
An hour passed quickly, and the young man stood up and beckoned to Yang Kai.
“Shopkeeper Pei, I’m going down. Don’t forget your promise.”
“Rest assured, I won’t forget!” Pei Buwan chuckled.
Only then did Yang Kai walk towards the center of the stage and stand a few dozen meters away from the young man, cupping his fists, “Yang Kai!”
The young man also cupped his fists, but the moment he raised his hand, his figure suddenly flashed forward and punched towards Yang Kai’s face, the terrifying force of his fist causing a sonic boom as it wrapped around his fist, as if there was some kind of deep hatred between them.
It was quite different from what he had imagined…
Yang Kai frowned and also punched out.
With a loud bang, the two figures retreated. The young man’s eyes flashed with surprise, obviously not expecting Yang Kai to be so unyielding.
However, before he could recover from his shock, Yang Kai had already stabilized himself and rushed forward, his vision blurring as he saw a fist rapidly approaching.
The young man was shocked and quickly raised his hand to block, but he felt a burst of overwhelming power from his opponent’s fist, more than twice the power of the first punch. In his shock, it was too late to summon his artifact again. With a loud crack, a sharp pain came from his hand and one of his arms was broken.
In the next moment, a sky full of fist shadows enveloped him and the young man’s face turned ashen!
On the grandstand, Pei Buwan’s pair of eyes first showed a look of surprise, then became brighter, as if he had discovered some kind of treasure, his nostrils flaring.
A series of explosions rang out as the young man could only defend himself, unable to fight back at all.
For Yang Kai, crossing realms to fight was a common occurrence. He might not be a match the Open Heaven Stage cultivator, after all, the latter’s had already open the Heavens and Earth in his body, allowing him to use the World Force, but as long as his opponent didn’t break through to the Open Heaven, he wouldn’t be afraid.
If the other party had not taken the initiative to attack first, Yang Kai wouldn’t have gone so far. The key was that this guy had attacked without even saying anything, so Yang Kai could only be ruthless.
Although he was in human form, he possessed the strength of hundreds of zhang tall dragon body, so how could any ordinary person compete with him in terms of strength? If the other party had opened up some distance from him to compete with him in terms of Secret Artifacts or Secret Techniques, he might have been able to hold out for a while, but now that he was engaged in a melee, he was simply courting death.
Not long after, after a dozen breaths of time, Yang Kai sent out his final punch. The young man was lying on the ground covered in blood, motionless.
He didn’t kill him, but with such injuries, he would need at least half a month to recover.
Yang Kai returned to Pei Buwan’s side in a flash, not even taking a breath, as if he had just warmed up his body, cupped his fists and said, “Shopkeeper Pei, I’ve accomplished my mission!”
The group of servants stared at him like he was a ghost, all of them amazed.
Pei Buwan even placed his hands behind his back and walked around him while clicking his tongue, occasionally reaching out to pinch his arm.
Yang Kai couldn’t get used to it and frowned, “Shopkeeper Pei, as you said, I won. As for the compensation…”
“Compensation? What compensation?” Pei Buwan glared at him.
Yang Kai’s face sank, “Is Shopkeeper Pei going back on his word? You clearly said just now that as long as I win, you’ll pay.”
TO BE CONTINUED...