Young? Hearing this, Yang Kai was speechless, thinking to himself, 'I’m one or two hundred years old, how could I be called young?' However, the Proprietress has lived longer, so she has the qualifications to say such things.
More importantly, what was the meaning of fighting?
Yang Kai said angrily, “Stop hitting me, if you continue, I won’t be polite to you.”
The Proprietress stopped and calmly looked at him, a faint smile appearing on her face, “How so?”
Yang Kai stammered for a moment but couldn’t say anything. The main reason was that he couldn’t beat this woman, otherwise he would have to teach her a lesson.
“Only this time, there won’t be a next time. If you dare to stay out all night again, you can try!” The Proprietress suddenly snorted and put away her feather duster.
Seeing this, Yang Kai slowly stood up, twisted his body, and angrily said, “You’re really ruthless.”
The pain was excruciating, but the key was that this woman’s strength was very good, only causing one to feel pain, not leaving any injuries.
“If there’s a next time, I’ll let you see something even more ruthless,” The Proprietress sneered, “Follow me!”
Yang Kai didn’t know what she was up to, but his heart was filled with anxiety, so he could only follow. Not long after, he was brought out by the Proprietress to the courtyard and walked over to Bai Qi.
Old Bai smiled, “Proprietress…”
“Shut up!” The Proprietress glared at him and Bai Qi immediately shut up.
“Stand!” The Proprietress looked at Yang Kai again and pointed to Bai Qi.
The corner of Yang Kai’s mouth twitched as he vaguely understood what the Proprietress was trying to do. He also understood why Old Bai was squatting in the courtyard instead of sleeping at night.
“Proprietress, is this necessary?” Yang Kai glanced at the Proprietress.
The Proprietress chuckled and raised her hand, summoning a feather duster.
Yang Kai swallowed his saliva and nodded, “Fine, you’ll regret it!” Finished speaking, he walked over to Old Bai’s side.
“Enough nonsense!” The Proprietress coldly snorted and reached out to grab another round piece of wood, placing it on Yang Kai’s shoulder.
Yang Kai’s body was instantly pressed down. This piece of wood looked unremarkable, and although it was only three zhang in length, it was at least a hundred thousand kilograms in weight. It was no wonder Old Bai was struggling to carry it.
This wood was obviously a rare Artifact Refining material.
“The next time you don’t come back, it won’t be as simple as standing here. I promise I’ll throw you out on the street!” The Proprietress snorted and walked into the house.
Old Bai nodded and bowed, “Proprietress, rest early.”
With a bang, the door closed and the Proprietress simply ignored them.
In the courtyard, a cool breeze blew as the brothers each held a round wooden stick and stared at each other blankly.
“Too much bullying,” Old Bai suddenly said, “Isn’t it just two nights? Is there a need to make such a fuss?”
Yang Kai glanced at him and sneered, closing his eyes to focus. Although the current situation was a bit embarrassing, at the very least, no one else knew about it, so he treated it as a form of cultivation.
Originally, he had wanted to give the 10 Million he collected to the Proprietress, but now he didn’t have the heart to do so. Old Bai continued to blabber on, finally angering the Proprietress and sending out a palm shot, causing him to fall to the ground. After standing up again, he became much more obedient.
In the latter half of the night, almost all the customers in the shop had left. The Accountant and the other servants had nothing to do, so all of them ran to the backyard to watch, nearly angering Yang Kai and Old Bai to death.
It wasn’t until dawn that Yang Kai spoke, “Proprietress, we should go out and collect the debts.”
“Scram!” The Proprietress's voice came from inside the house.
Yang Kai and Old Bai exchanged a glance before quickly placing the wooden block on the ground and disappearing.
After suffering such a loss, Yang Kai and Old Bai became much more well-behaved over the next few days. At night, they obediently returned to the hall and returned during the day to collect debts.
After a few days, most of the people who needed to pay the debt has been seen, and all that was left was to wait for a month. He paid Luo Haiyi for her help, and Yang Kai had even specially treated her to a meal as thanks.
In fact, Yang Kai wanted to bring Luo Haiyi into the First Inn. The First Inn’s current business was quite good, and the shop’s employees were quite busy, so having one more person in the First Inn would be less stressful. If Luo Haiyi could enter the First Inn, it would be a good thing for her. Not to mention whether the remuneration would be higher than her being a guide, at the very least there would be hope for her in the future. After all, this was the First Inn, and even if she was a shop assistant, she was not someone ordinary people could provoke.
However, Yang Kai felt that he didn’t have much authority in the First Inn, and the Proprietress had been raising her eyebrows at him recently. She didn’t like him at all, so it would be counterproductive to say so now.
Yang Kai thought that after some time, he would be able to collect all the money and take the opportunity to mention it again. If the Proprietress could agree, it would be for the best, but if she didn’t, there would be no loss.
He didn’t tell Luo Haiyi about this matter, so it wouldn’t be too late to tell her about it after he had confirmed it. Presumably, she wouldn’t refuse his kind intentions.
The following days passed by peacefully. During the day, he would run errands in the First Inn, and at night, when most of the guests had left, he would have time to cultivate.
During this time, the Hundred Refining Hall's shopkeeper Pei Buwan had visited several times, and after paying a visit to the Proprietress, he went straight to Yang Kai, obviously trying to win him over to the Asura Arena.
Naturally, Yang Kai wasn’t interested. Although he had defeated Yu Luocha last time, he had also exposed the existence of the Life's Exterminator Demon Eye. If Myriad Demons Heaven's people were to find out about this, he didn’t know if he would be in any trouble.
Moreover, Yang Kai didn’t lack money right now, and he hadn’t spent the last one million yet. The things he wanted weren’t things that could be bought with money. Seventh Grade and above Open Heaven materials weren’t things that could be measured with Open Heaven Pills, and he wasn’t in a hurry to pay the 16 million debts he owed to the Proprietress. Naturally, there was no need to go to the Asura Arena.
In the blink of an eye, a month had passed.
Yang Kai slowly walked out the door and, according to the route he had taken a month ago, asked for money from every shops.
It could be said that everything went smoothly. Those Second Class forces couldn’t afford to provoke the First Inn, so the shopkeeper asked about the situation and confirmed that their masters were involved in the destruction of the First Inn. Most of them readily paid a debt of ten million in a hurry. After six or seven days of running around, of the nineteen shops, thirteen gave money, while the remaining six still haven't. It was just that the amount of ten million was not small and required some time to prepare.
Yang Kai wasn’t an unreasonable person, so he readily agreed and gave a deadline to return the money.
A few days later, Yang Kai had just collected ten million from a shop and was walking down the street when he suddenly heard someone calling out to him.
Looking up, he saw Bai Qi waving at him from the second floor of a restaurant.
This was truly a coincidence. Star City wasn’t big, but it wasn’t small. Yang Kai had been out for so many days, but this was the first time he had encountered Old Bai.
Needless to say, he went upstairs.
Seeing Old Bai sitting at a table near the window, drinking by himself, Yang Kai sat down opposite him and asked the waiter to bring him a set of cutlery. The two of them enjoyed their drinks.
After three rounds of drinks, Old Bai asked, “How’s your situation?”
Yang Kai picked up some food and casually said, “It's the same, the last two families have agreed to pay the money at a certain time. What about you?”
Old Bai smacked his lips and said, “There’s basically no problem, there’s only one that’s more difficult to handle.”
“Which one?” Yang Kai was stunned. Since he wanted to ask for money, he must have report his First Inn background. Who would dare not give it to him?
Old Bai said, “Wind and Cloud Auction House!”
Yang Kai frowned, “Wind and Cloud Paradise's property?” Although he was now very familiar with the forces in the Outer Universe, at least he knew about the 36 Cave Heaven and 72 Paradise. This Wind and Cloud Auction House obviously belonged to Wind and Cloud Paradise.
“En.” Old Bai nodded.
“What did they say?” Yang Kai asked.
Old Bai snorted, “They don’t have any money. If i want to collect money, ask the Proprietress to go personally.”
“They said that?” Yang Kai was stunned. It wasn’t as if he hadn’t been to any of the properties owned by the Paradise before. Although the attitude of the shopkeepers towards him wasn’t one of groveling, they were still very polite.
What kind of situation was this Wind and Cloud Auction House in, not giving them any face at all?
Old Bai was probably annoyed by this matter for a while and couldn’t be bothered to explain it to anyone else. But the person in front of him was Yang Kai, so he immediately said bitterly, “What do you think we should do about this? We can’t really ask the Proprietress to come forward, that would make me look incompetent, but it’s obvious they won’t pay, and I can’t report to the Proprietress.”
“Did you ask someone else?” Yang Kai looked at him.
Old Bai said, “Why wouldn't I? The first two times I went, I was able to talk to their leader, but after that, I weren’t even allowed to enter.”
“You’ve got some guts!” Yang Kai sneered. No matter what, he was now a member of the First Inn, so he naturally had some hatred for this common enemy.
Bai Qi glanced over at Yang Kai, rolled his eyes and chuckled, “Yang Kai, why don’t you help me? You don’t look familiar, they definitely won’t stop you.”
Yang Kai frowned, “Even if I go, it won’t necessarily be useful.” Both Old Bai and Yang Kai were First Inn's shop assistants, so if Old Bai couldn't do anything, it wouldn’t be of any use if he went too.
“Whether it works or not, we’ll see. If it really doesn’t work, we can only go back and report it to the Proprietress.” Seeing Yang Kai still hesitating, Bai Qi struck while the iron was hot and said, “Didn’t the Proprietress say that 5% of the 10 million debt you collected will be yours? If you can collect the debt from the Wind and Cloud Auction House’s debt, it will be yours. Try it, there won’t be any losses.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai couldn’t refuse any further and immediately nodded, “Then let’s go try.”
Bai Qi was overjoyed and quickly poured a cup of wine, “Good, I’ll toast you!”
After having their fill, the two brothers set out together.
The Wind and Clouds Auction House was located in the heart of Star City, and its location was excellent.
When Bai Qi led Yang Kai to the Wind and Cloud Auction House, the two of them looked over in surprise and saw that the entrance to the Wind and Cloud Auction House was filled with people. The auction house’s staff enthusiastically welcomed some of the famous guests into the auction house, as well as a half-grown old man dressed in expensive clothes.
“What happened?” Yang Kai frowned.
Bai Qi pondered for a moment before suddenly saying, “It seems they have an auction today. Right, right, they really have an auction today, no wonder there are so many people.”
TO BE CONTINUED...