Zhao Xingchen’s sorrowful cry woke up the dazed Meng Hong. Looking over, he saw Zhao Xingchen staring at him with a pitiful expression, and couldn’t help thinking about how this man had treated him so arrogantly the day before, causing him to feel a complicated mix of emotions.
Knowing that Yang Kai was giving him a chance to take revenge, he couldn’t help shooting Yang Kai a grateful look.
However, he wasn’t relying on his own strength to make Zhao Xingchen bow his head, but the fact that his beloved woman had thrown herself into his arms was a fact, so how could Meng Hong have the mood to argue with him? His expression was indifferent and his interest waning.
Zhao Xingchen said fearfully, “Brother Meng, on account of the many times I’ve helped you before, I hope Brother Meng can forgive me. This Zhao knows his mistake and will never dare to do so again.”
Meng Hong still didn’t say anything and just stared at him indifferently, as if he was watching a clown’s comical performance.
On the other hand, the two Great Moon Province disciples were somewhat indignant. One of them stepped forward and angrily scolded, “Shameless brat, our Eldest Senior Brother and you call each other brothers in vain, yet you used such underhanded methods to seduce Eldest Senior Brother’s woman, now you still have the face to beg for mercy?”
Turning his head, he shouted, “Eldest Senior Brother, let me kill him!”
Zhao Xingchen turned pale with fright. Before coming here, Chen Tian Fei had told him that whether he lived or died this time would depend on his own luck. He simply couldn’t afford to offend that newly arrived Sixth Manager. Earlier, he had single-handedly killed Poison Lady and Gan Hong in the main hall. If he really provoked him, Chen Tian Fei himself would be like a clay crossing the river, unable to even protect himself.
If that wasn’t the case, how could Zhao Xingchen have followed Chen Tian Fei here to apologize? If the other party were to make a move now, his brother-in-law might not be able to help him.
Knowing that his life and death was in the hands of Meng Hong, Zhao Xingchen couldn’t care less about his face and quickly said, “Brother Meng, this is a misunderstanding. My relationship with Chen Yue is innocent and nothing happened between us. If you don’t believe me, you can ask her.”
Turning to look at Chen Yue, Chen Yue only lowered her head, her body trembling slightly.
Zhao Xingchen hurriedly said, “Brother Meng, I brought Miss Chen Yue here today and returned her to you, so let’s pretend nothing happened and act as if nothing had happened.”
“Shut up!” Meng Hong, who had been silent all this time, suddenly shouted, his eyes spitting fire as he stared at Zhao Xingchen, gritting his teeth, “Zhao Xingchen, what do you take Lady Chen for? She’s a person, not some goods you can casually deliver at will. Is your actions worthy of her sincerity?”
Zhao Xingchen’s jaw dropped as he didn’t know what to say, thinking to himself that this woman Chen Yue was just trying to climb up the social ladder, how could she be sincere? It was obvious that Meng Hong was worried about Chen Yue, if he really said these words, he would immediately die here.
After finishing his sentence, Meng Hong suddenly waved his hand and said, “You may leave, I don’t want to see you again.”
In the end, he didn’t try to kill Zhao Xingchen. Firstly, Zhao Xingchen lowering his head to beg for mercy wasn’t because of his own ability, he was relying on Yang Kai’s prestige. Secondly, Yang Kai had just become the Scarlet Star’s Sixth Manager, so if he really killed Zhao Xingchen, it would definitely bring him some trouble. At the very least, he would definitely become enemy with Chen Tian Fei because of this. Although he had spoken nicely before, if he really killed Zhao Xingchen right in front of him, he would definitely not be happy.
Hearing this, Zhao Xingchen was overjoyed and a smile blossomed on his bruised face, “Many thanks, Brother Meng, many thanks!” Turning to Yang Kai, he said, “Many thanks to Sixth Manager.”
“Scram!” Chen Tian Fei kicked him, sending him to the ground.
Zhao Xingchen couldn’t be bothered to stand up and quickly scrambled out of the room, his mood greatly lifted after surviving this calamity.
After he left, only Chen Yue was left standing there alone, her delicate face now pale and her tender body trembling slightly, whether from fear or shame it's unknown.
Meng Hong glanced at her and sighed lightly, but didn’t say anything. He simply cupped his hands towards Yang Kai and turned to leave.
Seeing this, Chen Tian Fei chuckled and cupped his fists, “Sixth Manager, Seventh Manager, this Chen has some matters to attend to and will take his leave first. I have left some people in this mansion for you two to order around, if you have any requests, just tell them.”
“Good, I won’t see you out!” Yang Kai waved his hand.
Chen Tian Fei nodded and left.
“How do we deal with this?” After Chen Tian Fei left, Yue He turned to Chen Yue, who had her head lowered, and asked Yang Kai.
Yang Kai rolled his eyes. How could he know how to handle this situation? Originally, it was Meng Hong who should have spoken, but this guy had left without saying a word, leaving behind such a difficult problem. How could Yang Kai interfere?
“Do as you see fit,” Yang Kai said before turning around and leaving.
Inside the Inner Court, Meng Hong stood alone by the pond, quietly watching the fish swimming in the clear water below.
Not far away, the two Great Moon Province disciples stood there with worried looks on their faces as they stared at Meng Hong’s back.
Hearing the sound of footsteps, they turned around and saw Yang Kai. One of them whispered, “Senior Brother Yang, is Eldest Senior Brother going to be alright?”
The other Great Moon Province disciple was also worried, “I heard others say that because of love, it’s extremely likely to breed inner demons. Can Eldest Senior Brother overcome this hurdle?”
The Great Moon Province disciple who spoke first said angrily, “We should have killed that slut just now and settled everything once and for all. What’s the point of leaving such a loose woman alive? It’s a waste of Eldest Senior Brother’s mood!”
Another disciple said, “It’s not like you don’t know how much Eldest Senior Brother likes her. If you really kill her, Eldest Senior Brother will fall out with you!”
“Then what should we do?”
Yang Kai was speechless, “Stop arguing, I’ll go take a look.”
The two Great Moon Province disciples looked at Yang Kai as if he was their savior, “Senior Brother Yang, you must persuade Eldest Senior Brother.”
Yang Kai didn’t say anything. He couldn’t agree to such a thing so rashly. The word ‘love’ was the most difficult to break, so Meng Hong still had to rely on himself. In such a situation, no matter what others said, it would be useless.
Taking a few steps forward, Yang Kai stood next to Meng Hong and glanced at him. To Yang Kai’s surprise, Meng Hong’s expression was quite good, not as bad as he had imagined.
Before Yang Kai could speak, Meng Hong asked, “Is Brother Yang worried about me?”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “Your two Junior Brothers are afraid you’ll develop inner demons.”
Meng Hong smiled lightly and said, “Not really, although I quite like Yue’er, but since she has her own choice, she and I are not destined to be together. I just feel sad for her, being unable to see through people and eventually being abandoned.”
“That was her own choice.”
Meng Hong nodded slightly, “That’s right, the human world is like a fish in a pond, after many twists and turns, it still can’t break free from its shackles.”
After a moment of silence, Meng Hong said, “Brother Yang, I want to become stronger!”
Yang Kai turned to look at him, “In the path of cultivation, everyone walks the path of becoming stronger.”
Meng Hong turned around, his eyes burning, “I want to become stronger!”
Yang Kai frowned, knowing that although Meng Hong spoke freely, Chen Yue’s matter still affected him somewhat. Otherwise, why would he have such thoughts? Only after suffering a setback would one have a greater desire for strength.
“In the Great Ruins Boundary, there is no Open Heaven. If you want to become stronger, you can only continue to condense the Yin-Yang + Five Elements until you leave the Great Ruins Boundary and break through to the Open Heaven.” A pleasant voice rang out as Yue He walked over and stood beside Yang Kai, her beautiful hair blowing against his face.
Yang Kai pushed her hair aside and nodded, “There are many Open Heaven materials in the Great Ruins Boundary, they should be able to satisfy Brother Meng’s needs. Brother Meng, what grade did you condense?”
Meng Hong said, “Third Grade!”
Yang Kai understood. After all, Great Moon Province wasn’t a very powerful force, and the Wei Que and Tao Rongfang he had met before were both Third-Order Open Heaven Stage masters. As the Eldest Disciple of Great Moon Province, it was only natural for Meng Hong to condense a Third Grade Open Heaven materials.
“Previously, I thought that Third Grade was enough, but now it seems that Third Grade Open Heaven is nothing more than a nameless pawn in this Three Thousand World. I want to reach a higher grade.”
Hearing this, Yang Kai frowned and said, “But Brother Meng, if I’m not mistaken, you should have already condensed several types of Open Heaven Force.”
As the Eldest Disciple of Great Moon Province, it was impossible for him to remain in the Emperor Realm forever. There were definitely more than three types of Open Heaven Force condensed in his Dao Seal, and since he had already laid down his foundation, he could only continue forward.
Meng Hong nodded and said, “That’s right, I’ve condensed four types of power.”
“Then what are you…” Yang Kai was confused.
On the other hand, Yue He suddenly thought of something and her expression changed slightly, “Taiyi Clean Soul Water?”
Meng Hong nodded solemnly, and with a wave of his hand, a jade bottle appeared in his palm. This bottle seemed to contain some liquid, and as it shook, the sound of water flowing could be heard.
“You’re courting death!” Yue He’s expression became extremely solemn.
“What is the Taiyi Clean Soul Water?” Yang Kai asked blankly.
Yue He said, “You also know that to achieve Open Heaven, one needs to condense the power of Yin-Yang + Five Elements in the Dao Seal, open the Heaven and Earth in one’s body, and form a small universe world. Only by possessing the power of the world can one achieve Open Heaven Stage, and once a cultivator has chosen a certain grade of Open Heaven material, it cannot be easily changed. Moreover, the Yin-Yang + Five Elements lowest grade of power is closely related to the Open Heaven Stage. For example, if he condenses a Third Grade power, if one is a Second Grade, then his Open Heaven Stage will be a Second Order, and it will not change just because the other six are Third Grade.”
Yang Kai nodded and said, “I know.” The process of Open Heaven was like filling a wooden bucket with water, only the shortest wooden plank can contain the water, forever.
Yue He continued, “However, there are always some people in this world who aren’t satisfied with the grade of their Yin-Yang + Five Elements Force and want to reach a higher level when they achieve Open Heaven, but now that their foundation has been laid down, how can they change it so easily?”
Yang Kai couldn’t help frowning, “It can’t be changed at will, does that mean it can still be changed?”
Yue He nodded seriously, “Relying on this Taiyi Clean Soul Water, there is a chance to change it. If you take this thing, the Yin-Yang + Five Elements Force in the Dao Seal will be stripped away, and if you can survive, you will be given a chance to start over!”
“Is the risk big?” Yang Kai asked worriedly, finally understanding what Meng Hong’s plan was. Obviously, he wanted to take this Taiyi Clean Soul Water and start all over again.
TO BE CONTINUED...