Zhao Xingchen stared at the Great Moon Province disciple, causing the man’s scalp to go numb. After a while, Zhao Xingchen coldly snorted and said, “Since Brother Meng has said so, this Zhao will give Brother Meng face. This time, I’ll let it go, but if there is a next time, I won’t let it go so easily!”
Meng Hong couldn’t help breathing a sigh of relief and smiled apologetically, “Many thanks for Brother Zhao’s magnanimity.”
Zhao Xingchen didn’t comment, instead turning his head to look at Chen Yue and saying, “Yue’er, it is fate that all of you met each other. Since you’ve come today, let’s toast Brother Meng and the others with a glass of wine.”
“Good.” Chen Yue obeyed Zhao Xingchen’s orders and poured a cup of wine for him.
Seeing her like this, Meng Hong’s expression became even more pained and his face became pale. He secretly hated himself for not being strong enough to provide Chen Yue with safe protection and could only watch as the woman he loved threw herself into others arms.
Chen Yue raised her glass and stared at Meng Hong with her beautiful eyes, “Senior Brothers, this is a toast to all of you. If you need any help in the future, feel free to come find me. This little sister will do her best to help.”
Zhao Xingchen also nodded and said, “Yes, I, Zhao Xingchen, still have some face here. If you encounter any problems in the future, come find me.”
The three Great Moon Province cultivators all raised their cups helplessly and drained their cups.
However, Zhao Xingchen’s eyes were fixed on Yang Kai, his expression somewhat unsightly as he asked, “Friend, are you not going to give me face?” After entering the room, he had not noticed Yang Kai, but now that Chen Yue had listened to his orders and offered him a toast, Yang Kai sitting still suddenly became particularly conspicuous, so he naturally noticed him.
As for Yue He who also didn’t raise her cup, he didn’t really want to provoke her. After all, she was a Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator. Scarlet Star had always wanted to invite Yue He to join them and had even generously allowed her to become a Great Commander. Unfortunately, Yue He had never given them a clear answer.
“Do I know you well?” Yang Kai looked up at him and asked lightly, “How much is your face worth?”
He had been sitting here and watching everything unfold with cold eyes. Originally, the other party had not provoked him, so he had been too lazy to intervene. Who would have thought that this Zhao Xingchen would take the initiative to provoke him? Naturally, Yang Kai would not be polite to him.
Although this was their first time meeting and they couldn’t be considered close friends, the feeling Zhao Xingchen gave him was quite bad. Yang Kai couldn’t be bothered to pretend to be polite to such a person.
As soon as he said this, Zhao Xingchen’s face sank, “Friend, you’re quite arrogant, how can you call me that? You look quite unfamiliar.”
Meng Hong didn’t expect Yang Kai to act like this and quickly tried to smooth things over, “Brother Zhao, this is Brother Yang Kai!”
“You’re Yang Kai?” Zhao Xingchen’s eyes lit up as he couldn’t help sizing up Yang Kai.
Yang Kai looked at him lightly, “Do you know me?”
Zhao Xingchen grinned and cupped his fists, “So it’s Brother Yang. I apologize for my lack of respect, I’ve heard Yue’er mention this name many times before. This Zhao has come here with the intention of paying a visit to Brother Yang, but I didn’t expect to see you here. We are truly fated.”
His attitude was extremely warm, and as he spoke, he actually pulled out a chair and sat down.
Meng Hong and the others were all confused as they stared at Chen Yue suspiciously, not knowing what she had told Zhao Xingchen that made this Zhao fellow so enthusiastic about Yang Kai.
Yang Kai also looked at Chen Yue thoughtfully, and the latter’s face couldn’t help turning red as she averted her gaze.
After sitting down, Zhao Xingchen waved his hand and set up a barrier around him, isolating him from the outside world. From this display of strength, it could be seen that his strength was quite extraordinary, even slightly higher than Meng Hong and the others.
Only then did he approach Yang Kai, his face glowing as he asked, “Brother Yang, I heard from Yue’er that Brother Yang has the ability to control beasts? A Scarlet Flood Dragon and an Earth Dragon under your command? Is that true?”
When Meng Hong heard this, his face couldn’t help sinking as he turned to look at Chen Yue, a faint trace of blame appearing on his face.
Although Chen Yue was trying to climb up the social ladder and throw herself into Zhao Xingchen’s arms, Meng Hong only hated himself for not being able to keep this beautiful woman with him, but revealing this information about Yang Kai was not right. Most of the time, this information involved life and death and benefits, not to mention that Chen Yue had previously been saved by Yang Kai and had been brought here by him. It was one thing if she didn’t know how to repay kindness, but now that she had revealed such an important piece of information to an outsider, wasn’t she just a traitor?
Chen Yue had only become acquainted with Yang Kai because of him, so he felt somewhat ashamed.
“So what if it’s real? So what if it’s fake?” Yang Kai glanced over at Chen Yue with a playful expression, only to see her lower her head, her expression uneasy.
Presumably, she also knew that she had done something wrong and was too ashamed to face anyone.
Zhao Xingchen chuckled, “Since Yue’er says so, then it should be true. Brother Yang is truly amazing, this Zhao admires your ability to control beasts to perfection. Come, this Zhao toasts you.”
Saying so, he raised his glass.
Yang Kai turned a deaf ear to this and didn’t even spare him a glance.
The skin on Zhao Xingchen’s face twitched slightly, but he didn’t seem to mind. Putting down his wine cup, he continued, “It’s like this, Brother Yang. This Zhao has an older sister who heard about this matter and is quite interested in one of Brother Yang’s mutated beasts. She wants to raise it, but I don’t know if Brother Yang is willing to part with it. As for the price, I’m sure it will satisfy you.”
“Your sister wants to raise one?” Yang Kai looked at him strangely, “Which one?”
“My Elder Sister is quite interested in that Scarlet Flood Dragon. Earth Dragon is one thing, but Brother Yang also knows that Earth Dragons are not very pleasing to the eye, haha.”
Yang Kai nodded, “That’s true.”
Zhao Xingchen said, “Brother Yang, name a price, this Zhao will buy it no matter how much it is. We can all be friends. In the future, if Brother Yang needs any help, just ask, this Zhao will not refuse.”
Yang Kai shook his head, “I’m sorry, whether it’s the Scarlet Flood Dragon or Earth Dragon, they’re not for sale.”
Hearing this, Zhao Xingchen became anxious and raised his hand, “Brother Yang, don’t be in such a hurry to refuse, how about listening to this Zhao’s offer before making a decision?”
Yang Kai still shook his head, “No means no, no matter how much money you offer!”
“Are you really not selling?” Zhao Xingchen narrowed his eyes slightly.
Yang Kai stared at him, “I don’t want to repeat myself a third time!”
As their eyes met, Zhao Xingchen’s eyes flashed a cold light while Yang Kai’s face remained indifferent. Meng Hong and the others were nervous and uneasy, but Yue He was the only one who was smiling as she sat next to Yang Kai with her chin resting on her hand, staring at him from the corner of her eyes.
After a long time, Zhao Xingchen finally smiled and said, “Good, since Brother Yang has said so, this Zhao won’t try to snatch the treasures of others.” Changing the subject, he continued, “Let’s not talk about the two beasts, let’s talk about the Dragon Blood Pill.”
Yang Kai narrowed his eyes slightly, “You know quite a lot.”
Needless to say, the matter of the Dragon Blood Pill was also leaked by Chen Yue. Yang Kai had refined many Dragon Blood Pills before, and besides the ones he had taken and given to Xiao Hei and Xiao Hong, Meng Hong and the others had also obtained a few. After diluting these pills, they could strengthen a cultivator’s physical body and would be of great use to anyone.
Since Zhao Xingchen knew about the existence of the Dragon Blood Pill, how could he not care?
Ignoring the ridicule in Yang Kai’s words, Zhao Xingchen’s expression became solemn as he said, “Scarlet Star wants to purchase some Dragon Blood Pills from Brother Yang, the price is not a problem, we’ll buy however many you have.”
With just a few words, he had become the representative of Scarlet Star. In other words, he was representing Scarlet Star to negotiate this deal with Yang Kai, using the momentum to suppress him.
“Scarlet Star wants to buy my Dragon Blood Pill?” Yang Kai laughed.
Zhao Xingchen nodded, “Yes!”
“I’m not selling!” Yang Kai decisively refused. After so many years, he had finally encountered a batch of Dragon Blood Flowers that had surpassed the top grade and had spent four months refining them into Dragon Blood Pills. This was the perfect time to improve his bloodline, so how could he possibly sell them?
He didn’t even think he had enough.
Zhao Xingchen seemed to have expected this and simply smiled lightly, lifting the wine cup on the table and taking a sip, calmly saying, “Brother Yang, I heard that you’ve been in seclusion recently, so you may not know much about the outside world. The entire Star City is now my Scarlet Star’s territory, and once you enter this Star City, you’ll be under my jurisdiction. Those who refuse to comply won’t be able to live long here.”
Yang Kai smiled at him and asked calmly, “Are you threatening me?”
“I’m just analyzing the situation for Brother Yang,” Zhao Xingchen put down his wine cup, “Currently, my Scarlet Star has seven Manager, all of them above the Third Order Open Heaven Stage, with three thousand subordinates under them. To be frank, there are very few people in this Great Ruins Boundary who can surpass Scarlet Star! Brother Yang, on your journey here, it’s not easy for you to achieve your current achievements, so I’m sure you know what it means to judge the situation! Scarlet Star just wants to buy some Dragon Blood Pills from Brother Yang, so why must Brother Yang be so unreasonable and keep people at arm’s length?”
Saying so, a smile blossomed on his face, “Moreover, since Brother Yang can refine Dragon Blood Pills, I’m sure you have some accomplishments in Alchemy. My Scarlet Star lacks talents like Brother Yang, so this Zhao is willing to be a referrer. As long as Brother Yang is willing, it won’t be a problem for you to become a guest Alchemist on my Scarlet Star. In the future, we will all be family.”
“Brother Yang, what do you think?”
With these last words, Zhao Xingchen glared at him.
Yang Kai said, “If i say i don't want to sell it, then i won't. No matter what you say, it’s useless.”
Zhao Xingchen’s face went cold, “Brother Yang, are you not going to reconsider? I’m afraid Brother Yang will regret it!”
Yang Kai stared at him coldly, “If you dare say anything more, I’ll make you regret sitting down!”
Zhao Xingchen’s face sank as he slammed the table and stood up, glaring at Yang Kai with a murderous look. After a while, he turned to Yue He and asked, “Lady Yue He, why don’t you persuade him?”
Yue He wore a look of infatuation as she faintly said, “Whatever Young Master says, I will listen to him.”
“Good!” Zhao Xingchen smiled angrily, “Very good!”
Reaching out, he clapped his hands and shouted, “Men!”
More than a dozen people rushed in from outside the door, each of them standing behind Zhao Xingchen.
Zhao Xingchen pointed forward, “This Commander suspects that these people are spies planted by other forces. Capture them all!”
TO BE CONTINUED...