[Bang! Bang! Bang!] If the Proprietress wanted to hit him, Yang Kai had no way to fight back. However, the Proprietress was fierce but she didn’t use much strength, nor did she use her Open Heaven Stage strength.
On the other hand, Yang Kai’s skin and flesh were quite thick, so how could he be afraid of such a trivial beating? When he was in the First Inn, he had been beaten even more ruthlessly by the Proprietress.
After beating him for a while, the Proprietress suddenly grabbed Yang Kai’s ear and pulled him up in front of her, only to see him grinning cheekily. Gritting her teeth, she asked, “Little brat, why are you so happy after being beaten?”
Yang Kai grinned, “As long as you’re happy, that’s good.” How could he not be happy? Ever since he came to the Outer Universe, the Proprietress had been the one who cared about him the most, providing him with a lot of protection and dependence. At first, when he joined the First Inn, Yang Kai was quite reluctant, but as he slowly got to know her, this feeling of rejection was replaced by warmth.
He couldn’t explain why, but the Proprietress gave him a kind feeling, like she was a long-lost family member.
These words sounded familiar, it was as if time had travelled back for many years, there was a person standing in front of her who had said similar words many times.
The Proprietress was slightly dazed as a face appeared in front of her.
Quickly sorting out her thoughts, she raised her hand and knocked Yang Kai’s forehead, fiercely saying, “Don’t think I’ll let you off just like that. I’ll remember this debt for now and settle it with you later.”
What debt? It was nothing more than making her worry about him for for more than ten years.
Yang Kai grinned even wider and nodded repeatedly.
The Proprietress rolled her eyes at him before turning around and saying to an old man beside her, “Immeasurable Grandmaster, this is my good-for-nothing shop assistant. This place’s Formation need Great Master's Help.”
Hearing this, how could Yang Kai not know that this old man was a Formation Grandmaster invited by the Proprietress? He quickly stepped forward and bowed, “Junior Yang Kai greets Immeasurable Grandmaster!”
Immeasurable Grandmaster rolled his pair of triangular eyes and swept his gaze over Yang Kai. Seeing that he was only an Emperor Realm master, he naturally didn’t put him in his eyes. Nodding towards the Proprietress, he said, “Since Madam has invited this old master here, this old master will naturally do his best. This old master had observed this great array for a while, it’s not bad, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. However, this old master will need to examine it first before deciding what to do.”
“Of course!” The Proprietress smiled lightly and turned to Yang Kai to handle it.
Yang Kai quickly said, “Lu Xue, bring Immeasurable Grandmaster around.”
Lu Xue, who had followed the Proprietress and the others back, immediately responded, “Yes!”
She stretched out her hand and said, “Grandmaster, please!”
Immeasurable Grandmaster nodded lightly before transforming into a streak of light and flying forward, Lu Xue following closely behind.
Seeing this, Yang Kai felt relieved. This Immeasurable Grandmaster was a decisive person. He had originally wanted to give the Proprietress and the others a welcoming reception so that this Immeasurable Grandmaster could rest for a while before allowing him to take action, but who would have thought that he would be the first to suggest an investigation.
This was naturally in line with Yang Kai’s intentions. The sooner the Great Array was repaired, the sooner he could free himself to do other things.
The person the Proprietress found was quite reliable.
After Immeasurable Grandmaster left, only the Proprietress and Bai Qi remained. This time, Old Bai also came over and stood behind the Proprietress, smiling at Yang Kai, but his smile was filled with guilt.
After all, after he had reached the Fifth Order Open Heaven Stage, he had immediately gone to find the Proprietress and left Yang Kai alone. If he had not been so anxious and instead taken Yang Kai with him, perhaps Yang Kai wouldn’t have disappeared for more than a decade.
All these years, the Proprietress had been worried about Yang Kai’s safety, so how could Old Bai not be worried? Every time he thought about it, he would blame himself and secretly regret his decision.
Seeing Yang Kai appear in front of him alive and kicking today, Old Bai finally felt relieved.
Their eyes met and Yang Kai nodded slightly, and turned back to look at his back.
Ever since Yue He came with him, she had been lowering her head and pursing her lips, her expression uneasy, like a child facing her parents after making some mistake.
“Yue He!” Yang Kai called out softly.
Only then did Yue He take a few steps forward with great difficulty, arriving in front of the Proprietress and talking in low voice, “Elder Sister…”
The Proprietress acted as if she hadn’t heard anything and didn’t even spare her a glance. She simply looked at Yang Kai and said, “I’ve been travelling for a long time and I’m a bit tired, where could I rest? Take me there.”
Saying so, she walked past Yue He.
Yue He paled.
Yang Kai also felt a headache coming on. Speaking of which, he didn’t know what kind of grudges these two women had with each other. He only guessed that the two of them should have been very familiar with each other before, but for some unknown reason, they had become enemies. Afterwards, Yue He had even colluded with Golden Rainbow Province’s Qi Jin and the others, using the Locking Yang Land controlled by Golden Rainbow Province to lure out the Proprietress and Bai Qi.
When Old Bai had broken through to Open Heaven, everyone had gone all out, and although the Proprietress had tried her best, she had been unable to protect him. Old Bai’s advancement had been a complete failure, and he was on the verge of death.
Old Bai was the trusted aide of the Proprietress and had followed her for many years. Killing Old Bai like this could be said to be a death grudge that could not be resolved.
“Get over here, what are you waiting for!”
Yang Kai still wanted to comfort Yue He, but the voice of the Proprietress suddenly rang out. Not daring to delay, Yang Kai shot an apologetic look towards Yue He and quickly chased after her.
Yue He’s face became even paler as she trembled like a quail in winter…
Old Bai let out a long sigh, “If you know this would happen, you shouldn't have acted in the first place. One must pay a price for doing something wrong.”
Yue He looked up in shock and cried out, “You… you didn’t die?”
Back then, she had personally witnessed when Bai Qi had broken through to Open Heaven, his Yin-Yang + Five Elements had been thrown into chaos, and the newly formed Small Universe World had shown signs of collapse. Under such circumstances, it could be said that his breakthrough had failed, and there was no way to reverse the situation.
She had always thought that Bai Qi had died in the Locking Yang Land.
Previously, when she had followed Yang Kai here, her head had been lowered and her mind was in a mess, so she hadn’t noticed Bai Qi's aura at all. Now that she saw him, she was shocked.
Bai Qi looked at her indifferently and said, “If I die, I’m afraid you’ll be a dead corpse now.”
If Bai Qi were to die, the Proprietress would definitely not let Yue He off and would definitely kill Yue He to avenge him. It was because Old Bai had escaped death that the Proprietress did not kill Yue He.
“You should thank Yang Kai!” Bai Qi sighed lightly.
Yue He didn’t understand what this had to do with Yang Kai.
Back then, the Proprietress had single-handedly pinned down several Mid Rank Open Heaven masters and gradually pushed them further away. Just as Bai Qi was about to die, Yang Kai had given him some World Source Liquid at a critical moment to stabilize his body and pull him back from the brink of death.
The World Source Liquid was something Yang Kai had obtained from the Profound Heaven Temple in the Star Boundary. It was extremely rare and was something that could only be born at the beginning of the world, containing the mysteries of the world.
When a cultivator opened a Small Universe World inside their body, it was equivalent to opening a small world. The World Source Liquid could allow a cultivator to comprehend the mysteries of the World’s Initial Opening, so naturally, it could help Old Bai at a critical moment!
Old Bai didn’t know what it was back then, but after telling the Proprietress about it, the Proprietress guessed that it was most likely World Source Liquid!
No one had expected Yang Kai to possess such a treasure!
The World Source Liquid was a treasure that could only be born at the beginning of the world, and the conditions for its birth were extremely harsh. In the past, even if there was such a thing, it would have been looted clean by others, unless another world suddenly appeared in this vast expanse of Universe.
But how difficult was the birth of a world? There might not even be one in a hundred thousand years, and even if a new world was born, it would not necessarily produce World Source Liquid.
In the Star Boundary’s Profound Heaven Temple, the World Source Liquid was left behind because it retained an extremely ancient environment.
Yang Kai didn’t know the value of this thing, but how could the Proprietress not know? It could be said that as long as one had this thing, there would be no risk when a cultivator broke through to Open Heaven.
Advancing to Open Heaven was not hundred percent successful. Even if one condensed the power of the Yin-Yang + Five Elements and wanted to open a Small Universe World within their body, if one’s foundation was insufficient, there was still a chance of failure, but if one failed, the consequences would be unimaginable.
However, the World Source Liquid could perfectly solve this problem.
Once such a treasure appeared, even the Cave Heaven Paradise would fight over it. Who could guarantee that there would be no risk when breaking through to Open Heaven? Many of the disciples in the Cave Heaven Paradise had died because they failed to break through.
“Just admit your mistake,” Bai Qi didn’t explain too much. This matter was related to the World Source Liquid, so he didn’t dare to speak carelessly. Right now, only he and the Proprietress knew about it. “Actually, all these years, Proprietress has been quite concerned about you.”
Yue He’s tender body trembled as her gloomy eyes suddenly flashed with a brilliant light, only two words keep echoing in her mind.
Unknowingly, tears were streaming down her face.
By the time she came back to her senses, Bai Qi had already disappeared. Wiping her eyes, Yue He hurriedly flew off in a certain direction.
Inside the central hall of Earth Spiritual Land, the Proprietress didn’t show any signs of neglect as she walked around leisurely.
Yang Kai led her to a large hall and said, “Proprietress, you should rest here from now on. I’ll arrange some people for you later.”
Now that there were many people coming to the Void Land, it was not a problem to find some women to temporarily act as maidservants. In any case, Yang Kai would reward them.
“Why this one? I think the one next to it is better and more spacious,” The Proprietress looked around and said casually.
Yang Kai said awkwardly, “The one next to it is a bit inconvenient.”
The Proprietress tilted her head and looked at him suspiciously, “What’s so inconvenient about it? Is it because you’re hiding something?”
Yang Kai was speechless, “Of course not, but the building next to it does have an owner.”
The Proprietress's eyes flashed as she quickly guessed the truth, secretly transmitting her voice to Yang Kai, “Is it that Zhu Jiu Yin?”
TO BE CONTINUED...