Old Bai said, “Proprietress, what should we do? The people from Great Battle Heaven are all a bunch of lunatics. What good end could he have if Yang Kai is captured?”
The Proprietress said, “I’ll go take a look!” Saying so, she quickly disappeared.
Old Bai and Chef looked at each other and sighed heavily. Yang Kai had not been around for long, so he didn’t know about the reputation of Great Battle Heaven. Both of them had long heard about it and knew that even if the Proprietress were to take action now, Yang Kai would probably suffer a bit. They didn’t know if he would be able to withstand it.
After the time it took to boil a cup of tea, in a large hall inside the Great Chief Commander Mansion, a middle-aged man was sitting behind a table, reviewing some documents. This middle-aged man sat upright, his figure as straight as a spear, his expression dignified, his head adorned with a golden crown, and his eyes like stars. Although he was just sitting there, his body still exuded a murderous aura, as if he had just slaughtered his way out of a mountain of corpses and a sea of blood.
This person was the Great Chief Commander of the Star City, Ye Tianxiong.
A young silver-armored general hurriedly came from outside and bowed, “Reporting to Great Chief Commander, First Inn's Madam Lan requests an audience!”
The Great Chief Commander's eyes flashed with lightning as his pen hovered in the air, his eyes narrowing slightly, “Madam Lan? Why?”
The silver-armored general said, “Perhaps it’s because of her First Inn's staff.” He briefly explained how he had captured a few people and how it had been a long time since anyone had dared to cause trouble in Star City. It had also been a long time since Great Battle Heaven had caught anyone, so the news quickly spread and everyone in the Great Chief Commander mansion heard about it.
Hearing this, Ye Tianxiong put down his pen brush and said, “Let her in.”
“Yes!” The silver-armored general responded before quickly turning around and leaving.
A moment later, a white figure flashed past and the Proprietress rushed in with a gust of cold wind. She immediately rushed over to the Great Chief Commander, slapped the table and shouted, “Ye Tianxiong, release my men!”
Under this palm, countless cracks appeared on the sturdy table and the documents on it flew up.
The sound of armor clashing rang out as a large group of Great Battle Heaven disciples rushed in from outside the door. All of them summoned their artifacts and stared at the graceful figure on the table.
In an instant, the hall was filled with murderous intent.
Even so, the Proprietress turned a deaf ear to this and simply looked at Ye Tianxiong. The latter simply shook his body slightly and the countless documents that had been floating up fell back down to the ground, no different from before.
The Great Battle Heaven Disciples who had rushed in after hearing the commotion didn’t say a word and immediately retreated.
Ye Tianxiong slowly raised his eyes and glanced at the Proprietress, “Three hundred years has passed, Madam Lan was still as elegant as ever. I had long heard that Madam had opened the First Inn to this Great Chief Commander's Star City and thought it was just a rumor, but now it seems it was true.”
The Proprietress said, “This old lady isn’t here to reminisce with you, release him!”
Ye Tianxiong asked, “Who?”
“Stop pretending!” The Proprietress slammed the table again, “My people were caught by your people, don’t tell me you don’t know.”
“I’ve never heard of it!” Ye Tianxiong replied lightly before changing the subject, “However, this Great Chief Commander's subordinates never capture innocent people. If Madam’s subordinates didn’t commit any crimes, they shouldn’t have been captured.”
The Proprietress said, “I don’t care if he committed a crime or not, he was caught by you. Release him.”
Ye Tianxiong narrowed his eyes slightly, “What does Madam think this place is? Does she think she can come and go as she pleases?”
“Are you going to let him go or not?” The Proprietress looked straight into his eyes.
The corners of Ye Tianxiong’s mouth curled up as he lowered his head to handle his documents.
The Proprietress turned around and left, “Fine, I will announce to the world about the affairs in the little bumboo forest in the Great Battle Heaven eight hundred years ago!” As soon as she finished speaking, a figure appeared in front of her. It was Ye Tianxiong.
As their eyes met, the Proprietress smooth chin was raised high and her face was filled with pride. Ye Tianxiong’s face twitched slightly.
After a long time, Ye Tianxiong finally said, “You’re still as shameless as before. A woman like you is rarely seen!”
The Proprietress smiled lightly, “If you don’t want others to know, let him go! What do you say now?”
Ye Tianxiong said, “Before this matter is investigated, no one is allowed to violate Star City’s rules, otherwise how can my Great Chief Commander Mansion maintain its prestige?”
“So you’re not letting him go?” The Proprietress narrowed her eyes.
Ye Tianxiong said, “If this matter is proven to be unrelated to your subordinates, this Great Chief Commander will handle it fairly!”
The Proprietress thought about it for a moment before nodding, “Good, then I’ll wait here and see how you deal with this matter!” Turning around, she sat down on a nearby chair and slammed the table, “Don’t you know how to serve tea when an honored guest comes? Is this how you people from Great Battle Heaven treat guests?”
A trace of helplessness flashed across Ye Tianxiong’s eyes as he clapped his hands. Immediately, someone rushed in and cupped his fists, “Great Chief Commander!”
Ye Tianxiong casually pointed at the Proprietress and said, “Bring tea!”
The man turned to look at Madam Lan with a look of disbelief, but he still replied, “Yes!” Turning around, he left.
Soon after, Ye Tianxiong’s Divine Sense surged as he sent a message to someone.
A moment later, a middle-aged man walked in and greeted the Great Chief Commander. This middle-aged man was none other than the Punisher who had spoken to Yang Kai and the others.
Ye Tianxiong asked, “Has the criminal from before questioned?”
The Punisher cupped his hands and said, “I have.”
“What exactly happened?”
Although the Punisher found it strange that the Great Chief Commander would ask about such a trivial matter, he didn’t dare ignore the Great Chief Commander's question and quickly explained the whole story.
Ye Tianxiong listened quietly, but the Proprietress was furious, “Listen to this for yourself, it’s those three bastards who caused trouble in Star City, disregarding your rule to fight in the city. This old lady’s shop assistant was just trying to help out in the face of injustice, yet you didn’t even ask him about it before capturing him. If you don’t give this old lady an explanation, I won’t let you off.”
The Punisher couldn’t help glancing over at the Proprietress, secretly shocked that there was actually someone in this world who dared speak to the Great Chief Commander in such a manner. What made him even more surprised was that the Great Chief Commander wasn’t angry.
Ye Tianxiong gently knocked on the table and waited for the Proprietress to finish speaking before lightly saying, “In this world, one cannot clap with one hand!”
Hearing this, the Proprietress became angry, “What do you mean!”
Ye Tianxiong said, “Regardless of the reason, anyone who dares to cause trouble within this Great Chief Commander's jurisdiction must pay a small price to escape!”
The Proprietress sneered, “Ye Tianxiong, you insist?”
Ye Tianxiong replied, “Don’t worry, it’s just a small punishment.”
“That won’t do!” The Proprietress said decisively. She knew how terrifying Great Battle Heaven's punishment was. Yang Kai was only an Emperor Realm, so no matter what kind of punishment he received, it wouldn’t end well.
“This Great Chief Commander has no need for others to interfere in my affairs!” Ye Tianxiong coldly snorted, obviously his patience had been worn out. He said, “That man and woman will each receive a Dragon Tooth Whip!”
“You dare!” The Proprietress grit her teeth and shouted.
Ye Tianxiong looked up and said, “Lan Youruo, don’t think this Great Chief Commander didn’t notice what happened at Wind and Cloud Auction House, I just didn’t want to argue with you!”
With the Proprietress causing such a ruckus at the Wind and Cloud Auction House, even if there was an isolation barrier, it wouldn’t be able to escape the detection of an expert like Ye Tianxiong.
The Proprietress was suddenly at a loss for words and glared at Ye Tianxiong for a long time before stomping her foot and shouting, “You better remember this!”
Inside the dungeon, after being questioned, Yang Kai and Luo Haiyi were locked up again, but not long after, someone came over and carried them out.
Yang Kai didn’t know what was going on, so he asked the Great Battle Heaven’s disciple about it, but who would have thought the latter would simply ignore him?
Walking forward, he actually left the Great Chief Commander's mansion.
Yang Kai was overjoyed, thinking that this matter was over. After all, no matter what happened today, he and Luo Haiyi were both victims and had no intention of causing trouble in the Star City. It was just that Young Master Hai and the other two were too aggressive.
Just as he was about to thank him, he saw a familiar figure and couldn’t help asking in surprise, “Proprietress, why are you here?”
The Proprietress looked at him with a complicated expression and sighed, “Endure it for a moment, it’ll be over soon.”
“Endure? Endure what?” Yang Kai was confused, but before he could ask anything, a Great Battle Heaven Disciple grabbed his arm and tied him to a cross.
Yang Kai was startled and instinctively wanted to resist, but when he heard the voice of the Proprietress, he couldn’t help but give up on this idea and let the two Great Battle Heaven disciples do as they pleased.
A short while later, his entire body was tied up.
At this moment, outside the Great Chief Commander's mansion, a large group of people had gathered, some of them flying up into the sky to observe.
All of a sudden, the sounds of discussion filled the air.
“What did this guy do? It looks like he’s about to be punished.”
“How many years has it been since anyone dared to cause trouble here? This person really doesn’t fear death.”
“The Dragon Fang Whip of the Great Chief Commander Mansion is deadly. Thirteen years ago, there was a Second Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator who was tied up here. Ten lashes and he died on the spot. I wonder how many lashes this brat will receive today!”
“Looking at his aura, it seems he’s only at the Emperor Realm. At most, he can only receive three lashes. Any more and he won’t be able to withstand it.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai’s face couldn’t help turning pale. How could he not know why he was tied up here? Turning his head, he saw that the Punisher he had seen before was holding a soft whip in his hand and slowly walking over. The whip was covered in spikes, and the tip of the whip was like two dragon teeth.
Yang Kai’s hair stood on end. With such a whip on his body, how could there be any good consequences?
Looking to the other side, Luo Haiyi was also tied up. She had obviously heard the conversation around her and her pretty face turned pale.
Yang Kai couldn’t help turning to the Proprietress for help, only to see her slowly shaking her head. Knowing that the Proprietress would not be able to help him today, he couldn’t help feeling a little angry.
He and Luo Haiyi were simply victims. If it weren’t for Young Master Hai and the other two being so overbearing, how could they have been implicated? But now, they were actually tied up here and about to be punished in public. Were all of these people from Great Battle Heaven idiots?
TO BE CONTINNUED...