Inside one of the Wind and Cloud Auction House’s rooms, the two brothers were grimacing in pain. Both of them had been injured and were in extreme pain, so naturally they weren’t happy.
In comparison, Old Bai’s injuries were more serious. His chest was slightly caved in, his five viscera and six organs were damaged, and there was even a trace of blood at the corner of his mouth. On the other hand, Yang Kai’s bones were only broken, but these injuries weren’t too serious for the two of them, they only needed a few days to recover.
Old Bai sat down cross-legged and was about to circulate his Qi to heal his injuries when Yang Kai pulled him up and said, “Don’t heal your injuries.”
“What are you doing!?” Old Bai's forehead was covered in cold sweat, not understanding why Yang Kai was trying to stop him at this time.
Yang Kai held his broken hand and looked at him, “What do you think Wind and Cloud Auction House is doing now?”
“How would I know?” Old Bai said angrily. If he didn’t treat his injuries, how could he have the mood to make guesses? He had never been placed under house arrest before, and today was the first time he had experienced such a thing. It was simply a great humiliation, causing his heart to burn with rage.
“Don’t you have a brain?” Yang Kai nodded, “It’s such a simple matter, just think about it and you’ll understand.”
Old Bai couldn’t help raising his head to glare at him, but after thinking about it for a moment, he suddenly seemed to understand something and said in a low voice, “Not good, I’m afraid it will alert the Proprietress.” He and Yang Kai were, after all, the First Inn's employees. Although Wind and Cloud Auction House had sent out an appropriate order to injure the two of them and place them under house arrest, they would definitely inform the Proprietress and let her handle it.
Immediately, a look of annoyance appeared on his face as he sighed, “If I had known this would happen, I wouldn’t have done so.” He didn’t want to alarm the Proprietress, after all, it was just a small matter. If they didn't pay the debt, it would be because he didn’t have the ability to take it. If he caused trouble for the Proprietress, it would be his own incompetence, which was quite embarrassing.
Looking up at Yang Kai’s half-smile, he frowned, “Are you doing this on purpose?” Now that he thought about it, Yang Kai had maliciously competed with him at the auction house and had basically won all the auction items, but in the end, he didn’t pay up and wanted to leave, but how could he possibly leave? The situation would definitely develop to this point, and in the end, Wind and Cloud Auction House would definitely invite the Proprietress. At that time, he had thought Yang Kai had some kind of brilliant idea, but who would have thought it would actually be like this?
Yang Kai grinned, “Do you finally understand?”
Old Bai was somewhat confused, “Didn’t you say not to disturb the Proprietress?”
Yang Kai slowly shook his head, “This time is different! Before this, even if we were to invite the Proprietress over, it might not be of any use. If Wind and Cloud Auction House decides to renege on their debt, would the Proprietress be able to snatch it from them? She also said at the beginning that if they cooperate, we can just collect the money, but if they don’t, we’ll have to go to the headquarter of some force. I don’t know where Wind and Cloud Paradise is, but it definitely won’t be too close, so why bother the Proprietress to make this trip?”
“Now…” As Old Bai spoke, his eyes lit up as he faintly understood Yang Kai’s intentions.
Yang Kai also grinned wickedly, “Now that you and I have been seriously injured and our days are numbered, the Proprietress naturally has an excuse to make things difficult for them. If they want to appease the Proprietress’ anger, a mere ten million is nothing.”
“We're seriously injured and doesn’t have much time left!” Old Bai’s mouth twitched as he heard this. Seeing Yang Kai acting like this was the first time since he had met him, he couldn’t help thinking that this brat was too cunning.
“The two of us brothers will suffer some physical pain and will be able to easily recover this ten million, so it’s worth it. At that time, we might even be able to casually ask Wind and Cloud Auction House for some compensation.”
Not only was he cunning, but his heart was also black! Old Bai thought in his heart and said, “If only you had said so earlier, I thought you were preparing to flee after snatching those auction items.”
Yang Kai looked at him speechlessly, “There are two Fourth Order Open Heaven Stage masters guarding this place, how can you and I escape with our meager strength?” It wasn’t like he didn’t have a chance. Since he was able to deliver the three Space Rings to Luo Haiyi, he would naturally be able to escape with Old Bai.
However, even if he could escape, he couldn’t escape forever. The First Inn still had to open, if he really runs with Old Bai, all his previous efforts would be wasted.
“If my guess is correct, Yun Zhenhua should have already sent someone to invite her…”
Before Yang Kai could finish his sentence, a familiar voice called out, “Yun Zhenhua, come out and see me!”
The two brothers stared at each other and saw the surprise in each other’s eyes.
“Proprietress came so quickly?”
Almost at the same time, the two brothers fell to the ground. Old Bai's tongue stuck out like a dead dog, his aura suddenly weakening. Yang Kai slapped himself a few times, causing him to cough up three liters of blood.
In another room, Yun Zhenhua and Old Yu, who were sitting across from each other at the table, were also quite surprised. Logically speaking, this Madam Lan couldn’t have arrived so quickly. The clerk who had gone to deliver the letter had just left.
But no matter what, as long as she was here, he had to tell her about today’s events so she could carefully discipline her subordinates in the future.
Exchanging a glance, the two of them stood up at the same time and walked out. No matter what, this person was a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master, not someone the two of them could afford to offend.
Unexpectedly, before the two of them could even take a few steps, a great pressure descended from the sky and a cold killing intent condensed, causing the entire Wind and Cloud Auction House to tremble.
Yun Zhenhua’s hair stood on end as he felt his scalp go numb. Old Yu’s expression was also extremely solemn, and although he tried his best to resist, he was still suppressed to the point where his bones were cracking.
The two of them didn’t understand why this Madam Lan would suddenly attack. Although her previous words weren’t polite, she was a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, so it was reasonable for her to speak in such a manner. What was the meaning of this sudden pressure? Did she really think that Wind and Cloud Auction House was afraid of her?
Whether it was Yun Zhenhua or Old Man Yu, both of them were somewhat annoyed. Did she really think that Wind and Cloud Auction House was a place where she could act so wantonly?
At that moment, a few screams suddenly rang out from somewhere in the backyard, followed by a loud bang, as if the door had been shattered.
Yun Zhenhua turned to look at Old Yu and shouted, “Go!”
The two of them immediately walked towards the backyard and soon arrived at the place where the accident had occurred. It was the room where Yang Kai and Old Bai were being held. At this moment, there were people lying all over the courtyard. They were all employees of Wind and Cloud Auction House who had been assigned to guard Yang Kai and Old Bai.
Screams rang out as everyone was beaten up miserably.
Needless to say, the one who had attacked was Madam Lan. In front of a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage master, how could these ants have any power to resist?
The two men’s eyes nearly popped out of their sockets as they stared at this scene, both of them extremely angry. No matter what, this was still Wind and Cloud Auction House. Even if Madam Lan was a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage, she shouldn’t have injured so many of them. Moreover, these people’s injuries weren’t light, it would take at least a year or so for them to recover.
In a flash, the two of them arrived in front of the broken door. Looking around, they saw a graceful figure in the room, squatting down to examine the injuries of the two hateful brats.
“Proprietress…” Old Bai gasped for breath, spitting out a mouthful of blood as he spoke, “I… I’m afraid I won’t be able to hold on any longer… I’ll remember all the care you've shown me all these years, I’ll repay you in my next life!”
The Proprietress squatted in front of him, her long black hair hanging down to cover her eyes, making it impossible to see her expression, but Yang Kai and Old Bai could clearly hear her gritting her teeth.
“Shut up!” The Proprietress raised her hand and pinched Old Bai’s chin, causing him to faint.
However, the Proprietress slowly turned her head to look at Yang Kai, a faint smile appearing on her face as she said, “You guys are really good.”
Yang Kai laughed dryly, not knowing what to say.
The Proprietress was also extremely angry, when Luo Haiyi hurriedly reported to her. She had already guessed what had happened and immediately rushed over. Originally, she had wanted to discuss how to resolve this matter with Yun Zhenhua, but as soon as she arrived, she discovered that Yang Kai and Old Bai were locked up here and their auras were weak.
In her rage, she didn’t care about anything else and directly rushed in.
When she saw them in front of her, she knew she had fallen into a trap! It was true that these two brats’ auras were weak and their injuries were real, but their injuries weren’t as serious as she had imagined. After resting for a few days, they would naturally recover, causing her to think they had really been beaten up badly.
She secretly let out a sigh of relief. Fortunately, it wasn’t so serious.
After saying this, the Proprietress slowly stood up, her eyes lowered, her cold aura causing the surrounding temperature to drop. Yang Kai couldn’t help shivering.
“Who injured them?” As she asked, she slowly turned around and swept her cold eyes over Yun Zhenhua and Old Yu.
Being stared at by her like this, whether it was Yun Zhenhua or Old Man Yu, both of them couldn’t help feeling a chill down their spines, as if something extremely bad was about to happen.
Yun Zhenhua suppressed the uneasiness in his heart and frowned, “Madam Lan, is it? If you have something to say, let’s talk it out…” He had only heard of this woman’s crazy name, but had never seen her in person. He felt that this beautiful woman in front of him was quite different from what he had heard.
“Who injured them?” The Proprietress ignored him and repeated her question again, the coldness in her eyes growing.
Yun Zhenhua was enraged. After all, he was the head shopkeeper of Wind and Cloud Paradise. Although Madam Lan’s background was extraordinary, she shouldn’t be so arrogant, right?
Old Yu coldly snorted, “These two brats don’t know the immensity of heaven and earth, daring to come to Wind and Cloud Auction House to cause trouble, not taking their lives is already this old master’s subordinate… Ha!”
The last word was shouted with all his might as a visible force rushed forward. In his vision, the woman in the pure white dress was wrapped in a murderous aura, as if she was a peerless monster that had appeared and was about to strike him.
She actually dared to attack him? Old Man Yu was both shocked and furious. Although he had injured Yang Kai and Bai Qi, Madam Lan had also attacked a group of shop assistants, none of this was a big deal. They were all servants, but it was different when two Open Heaven Stage masters fought in this Star City. How could the people of Great Battle Heaven just ignore this?
Was this woman crazy? A thought flashed across Old Yu’s mind.
TO BE CONTINUED...