Yang Kai gnashed his teeth in anger, “If I die, you won’t have a good ending. Don’t forget your oath!” A Dao Protector should protect Yang Kai’s safety. If anything happened to him, Zhu Jiuyin would suffer a backlash.
Zhu Jiuyin said, “That’s why I told you to run! Aren’t you quite good at running?”
After communicating with Zhu Jiuyin for only a moment, Yue He stared coldly at Zhao Baichuan and asked in a low voice, “I wonder what kind of advice Chief Manager has for blocking our way here?”
These words were pointless. The other party had secretly set up an ambush here, so he definitely didn’t have any good intentions. As she asked this question, he secretly sent a sound transmission to Yang Kai, “I’ll hold them back later, you should leave quickly.”
With her Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage cultivation, even if she was no match for these people, it would not be easy for Scarlet Star to kill her.
Zhao Baichuan didn’t answer and simply stared at Yang Kai indifferently, as if he was looking at an ant.
Chen Tian Fei smiled happily as he stepped out from behind Zhao Baichuan and cupped his fists, “Greetings, Foreign Elder Yang, Lady Yue He!”
On the other hand, he acted very humble, as if he was still in the Great Ruins Boundary.
Yang Kai responded casually and asked lightly, “Is there something you need, Manager Chen?”
Chen Tian Fei replied, “Nothing much, I just wanted to ask where you’re going. If you don’t mind, how about coming with us?”
“Where are you going?”
Chen Tian Fei smiled bitterly, “Star City has been destroyed, and we are now nothing more than duckweed without roots, so we don’t know where we should go. Foreign Elder Yang is also our Scarlet Star's Foreign Elder, so we’re all on the same side. If Foreign Elder Yang has a good place to go, he can help us find a place to settle down so we don’t have to wander around.”
On the surface, Yang Kai’s expression remained unchanged, but in his heart, he was feeling quite strange.
These people were obviously trying to harm him by stopping him here, but since they had such a great advantage, why didn’t they act? Why were they telling him all this?
Looking at Chen Tian Fei’s expression, it was obvious he was worried about something.
What did they have to worry about?
Yang Kai suddenly understood!
They really should be wary! They should be wary of Zhu Jiuyin!
They also knew about his identity as a Bearer. After all, Zhu Jiuyin had lived in the Scarlet Star City for several years, and Zhao Baichuan had even brought Chen Tian Fei and the others to see that woman. Now that the Great Ruins Boundary was closed, they couldn’t be certain if he had brought Zhu Jiu Yin out.
Although there was no trace of Zhu Jiuyin, they had to be cautious. If he really brought Zhu Jiuyin out, how could they dare to fall out with him?
That was why he had acted so humbly!
“So that’s how it is!” After understanding the thoughts of the Scarlet Star’s group, Yang Kai’s heart settled and he smiled lightly, “Manager Chen’s words are reasonable. This King is Scarlet Star's Foreign Elder and has received many years of worship from the Scarlet Star. Now that the Scarlet Star is in trouble, this King cannot just stand idly by. How about this, if you are willing, you can follow me.”
Hearing this, Chen Tian Fei’s eyes twitched as he probed, “May I ask where you wish to go?”
Yang Kai took out the Universe Chart and poured his strength into it. Immediately, a route appeared on the surface of the Universe Chart. It was the route he had planned before. Reaching out his hand, Yang Kai pointed towards the destination and said, “There is a Star City here, I want to go there.”
“Star City?” Chen Tian Fei was puzzled.
Yang Kai chuckled, “I forgot to tell you, this King came from The First Inn, and my Proprietress is the First Inn's Madam Lan. I was previously trapped in the Great Ruins Boundary, and now that I escaped, I should naturally return to find her.”
“Madam Lan!” Chen Tian Fei was shocked, and even Zhao Baichuan, who had been maintaining his composure, narrowed his eyes.
Lady Qin hesitated for a moment before asking, “Could it be that Madam Lan is Lan Youruo?”
In these Three Thousand Worlds, there weren’t many famous women. The Proprietress's reputation was well known, and many people had heard of her. As a fellow woman, this Lady Qin also had a deep understanding of the Proprietress's deeds.
“Yes!” Yang Kai nodded and looked towards Lady Qin, “Does Madam also know about my Proprietress?”
Lady Qin smiled embarrassedly, “Her name resounds like thunder in my ears!” This was the person she admired in her heart, and she had thought more than once that if she could reach the same realm as Madam Lan in this lifetime, she would die without regrets.
Chen Tian Fei asked in surprise, “So you’re from the First Inn?”
Yang Kai blushed with shame, “I’m ashamed, I’m just a subordinate of the Proprietress.”
Chen Tian Fei turned his head to look at Zhao Baichuan, faintly feeling that things had become a bit tricky. They had indeed stopped him here because they wanted to harm Yang Kai. After all, after all these years, he had stolen countless treasures from Scarlet Star, so how could they be willing to accept this? What’s more, the Yuan Magnetic Divine Stones Yang Kai had harvested from the Yuan Magnetic Mountain were also a massive amount of wealth. They had heard that Yang Kai had collected quite a few Sixth Grade Yuan Magnetic Divine Stones.
Star City had been destroyed, and Scarlet Star had also suffered heavy losses this time. If they wanted to make a comeback, they would need a massive amount of resources, which was why they had targeted Yang Kai.
But now they actually learned that this guy came from the First Inn!
They had never been clear about Yang Kai’s origins, but now they knew that he had some kind of relationship with the First Inn. It was no wonder that an Emperor Realm master had such a powerful background. It wasn’t surprising that he had been carefully taught by Madam Lan.
“After saying so much, do you want to follow me to the First Inn?” Yang Kai asked.
Zhao Baichuan chuckled, “This old master has long heard of the great reputation of the First Inn. In the past, this old master had made several transactions with the First Inn, so it is true that no one has cheated us. However, what can we do if we go to the First Inn? As far as I know, the First Inn is not so easy to enter.”
Yang Kai smiled and said, “Ordinary people naturally can’t enter, but if the several Managers are willing to suffer some grievances, this King can guarantee that you’ll be able to run some errands.”
Zhao Baichuan’s eyes twitched, while Chen Tian Fei also laughed dryly.
After all, they were all Mid Rank Open Heaven Stage cultivators. No matter what they did, they wouldn’t go run errands, right? If word of this got out, how could they face others in the future?
Zhao Baichuan immediately said decisively, “This Zhao appreciates Foreign Elder's good intentions, but we’re all used to idling around, so I’m afraid we won’t be able to stand any restrictions. It’s fine if we don’t enter the First Inn.”
“That’s a pity,” Yang Kai sighed and patted Chen Tian Fei’s shoulder, “Manager Chen is like an elder to me, I wanted him to exercise more and lose weight.”
Chen Tian Fei smiled, his face almost stiffening.
Zhao Baichuan said, “This journey will take us through several great regions, and it will be a long and dangerous journey. If you don’t mind, please allow us to escort you.”
“Eh… there’s no need to go through so much trouble,” Yang Kai raised his hand and grinned, revealing a mouthful of sharp fangs, “If any blind fool dares to attack me, I’ll make sure he never returns!”
The moment he raised his hand, the symbol on the back of his hand flashed with a faint light and at the same time, a Holy Spirit aura spread out.
This was naturally the result of Yang Kai’s communication with Zhu Jiuyin, it was inconvenient for Zhu Jiuyin to act, but releasing a trace of the Holy Spirit aura was not a problem.
The faces of Zhao Baichuan and the others all changed as cold sweat drenched their backs.
Taking a few steps back, Zhao Baichuan cupped his fists and said, “Since that’s the case, then there’s no need to delay the Foreign Elder. Please leave!”
Yang Kai smiled and nodded, “We’ll meet again someday!”
Leading Yue He and the others, he swaggered past them and left.
After they left, Chen Tian Fei wiped the cold sweat from his forehead, “That guy really brought Zhu Jiuyin out?”
The Ouyang Brothers also paled as Ouyang Lie said, “The power of a Holy Spirit is truly terrifying!”
As this aura spread out, he couldn’t even muster the courage to resist, feeling like he was about to die from suffocation.
Ouyang Bing stared at Zhao Baichuan in admiration, “Chief Manager is truly wise, he didn’t immediately fall out with him, otherwise we would have been in deep trouble.”
Chen Tian Fei smiled apologetically, “Chief Manager is naturally wise, but now that that little brat has brought out Zhu Jiuyin, I’m afraid we can’t do anything to him.”
As they spoke, everyone turned to look at Zhao Baichuan, waiting for his decision.
Zhao Baichuan’s expression became gloomy as his eyes flashed with a sharp light, obviously thinking about something.
A moment later, he suddenly raised his head and looked towards the direction Yang Kai had left in and cursed, “Damn it, I fell for his bluff!”
“What?” Chen Tian Fei and the others looked at him in confusion.
“This brat was just bluffing just now, give chase!” Zhao Baichuan shouted as he took the lead and rushed forward. Chen Tian Fei and the others didn’t dare to delay and quickly followed.
Lady Qin asked, “Leader, do you think that boy was bluffing just now?”
Zhao Baichuan coldly snorted, “If he wasn’t bluffing, how could he have taken the initiative to mention the First Inn and Madam Lan, how could he have exposed Zhu Jiuyin’s aura? Don’t you know what kind of person that boy is? You’ve known him for so many years, how could you not know? If he really had some kind of method, why would he be so polite to us? I’m afraid he would have long since taken advantage of us to teach us a lesson.”
Everyone’s hearts sank as they thought about it carefully.
The first time Yang Kai had interacted with Scarlet Star, he had forcibly taken over Scarlet Star's manager position by killing Gan Hong and the Poison Lady. Afterwards, he had displayed overwhelming strength and tyrannically suppressed Scarlet Star’s interests.
It could be said that such a person was very difficult to get along with, but when Yang Kai had spoken to them just now, he had been very polite. In the past few years, when had Yang Kai ever treated them like that?
The more he acted like this, the more it showed his guilty conscience!
All of them felt that Zhao Baichuan’s words made sense. Revealing his relationship with The First Inn and Madam Lan and taking the initiative to reveal Zhu Jiuyin’s aura was no different from trying to intimidate others.
Chen Tian Fei was a cautious person, hesitating as he asked, “But Leader, what if he deliberately shows weakness?”
Zhao Baichuan coldly snorted, “Whether it’s a bluff or a show of weakness, we’ll know once we catch up!”
At the same time, thousands of kilometers away, Yang Kai, Yue He, and the other two quickly fled. Yue He asked curiously, “Young Master, why are you running so fast?”
Yang Kai’s expression became solemn, “I haven’t had much contact with Zhao Baichuan, but since this person was able to become the Scarlet Star’s Chief Manager, he definitely isn’t someone easy to deal with. My words just now could scare him for a while, but not forever. Who knows when he’ll come to his senses and chase after us? It’s best to leave quickly.”
TO BE CONTINUED...