Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “My Void Spirit Sword Sect has no grievances with Heavenly Martial City, the City Lord is thinking too much.” It seemed this guy had many enemies, otherwise why would he ask him if he was here to kill him?
Pausing for a moment, he continued, “To tell you the truth, I am an Alchemist. When I heard that the City Lord’s body was unwell, I tried to refine some pills and had my subordinates deliver them to express my goodwill. However, the City Lord’s Mansion said that the pills I refined were poisonous and detained my subordinates.”
“You’re an Alchemist?” Miao Hong looked at Yang Kai in surprise.
Yang Kai was quite young and had a youthful appearance, only about seventeen or eighteen years old. At such a young age, such a cultivation was already enough to surprise him, yet he was actually an Alchemist?
It had to be known that every Alchemist in the Divine Weapon World had a high status and a strict heritage. Not just anyone could become an Alchemist.
“What grade of Alchemist are you?” Miao Hong asked curiously.
“Earth Rank!” Yang Kai didn’t dare say too much. With his Alchemy skills, this Divine Weapon World’s Alchemy Realm was not suitable for him. If he had enough materials and strength to support himself, refining pills wouldn’t be difficult.
Miao Hong was originally quite interested, but after hearing Yang Kai’s words, his expression became much colder and a trace of displeasure flashed across his eyes.
It was one thing to have such a cultivation at such a young age, but an Earth Rank Alchemist… how could a little brat achieve such a feat? His Heavenly Martial City was a decent force, but after spending a great deal of effort and over a hundred years, they had only managed to cultivate two Earth Rank Alchemists.
If one wanted to become an Earth Rank Alchemist, they would need at least several dozen years of hard work.
“Little brother, this City Lord doesn’t know what you’re here for, nor is he in the mood to ask, nor is he interested in pursuing the matter. Go back to where you came from.” Saying so, he closed his eyes somewhat dispiritedly.
Yang Kai was stunned, “City Lord doesn’t believe me?”
Miao Hong lightly said, “Making fun of a dying man is not something interesting!”
Yang Kai nodded slightly and looked at Miao Hong seriously before saying, “If I’m not mistaken, the City Lord’s current condition isn’t that of an old man, but a relapse of his old injuries, right?”
Miao Hong’s tightly shut eyes opened slightly as he praised, “Little Brother’s eyes are quite sharp, how did you see through it?” The outside world only knew that he was old and weak, but they didn’t know that his old injuries had relapsed.
Yang Kai said, “The City Lord’s appearance doesn’t look old. Of course, for an expert like you, with your cultivation, one can’t tell how old you are just from your appearance, but the City Lord’s vitality haven’t been exhausted yet. The strange thing is that his vitality are quite weak, and there seems to be another force surging inside the City Lord’s body…”
Miao Hong finally showed a look of surprise, “You can even see this?”
Yang Kai asked, “If City Lord trusts me, can you allow me to investigate?”
Miao Hong looked at him seriously for a moment before lightly saying, “A dying man doesn’t have anything to worry about, if Little Brother wants to see it, you can.”
Yang Kai quickly grabbed his hand and placed two fingers on his wrist, circulating his spiritual force to investigate.
As soon as this spiritual force entered his body, Miao Hong immediately noticed Yang Kai’s true cultivation.
Peak Earth Rank!
Although he had seen Yang Kai sneak in here just now and felt that he was at least an Earth Rank master, it was only now that he was certain that he was not only an Earth Rank master, but also a peak Earth Rank master, only a step away from the Heaven Rank.
“Little brother, how old are you?” Miao Hong asked curiously.
“Seventeen, maybe eighteen!” Yang Kai casually replied. In his memory, he was only this old in the Divine Weapon World.
Miao Hong smacked his lips, “A heaven-gifted genius!”
For Yang Kai to have such a cultivation at such a young age was unprecedented in the entire Divine Weapon World. If he had the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill, Miao Hong believed that Yang Kai would definitely be able to break through to the Heaven Rank.
A seventeen or eighteen year old Heaven Rank! How shocking was that?
Originally, Miao Hong didn’t care too much about the Void Spirit Sword Sect, but Miao Hong faintly felt that the day of its rise was near.
A moment later, Yang Kai withdrew his finger and said, “There is indeed an extremely strange force inside the City Lord’s body that is devouring your vitality.”
Miao Hong said, “In my early years, when I was fighting with someone, I was injured. This power has always been hidden inside this city’s main body, so no matter how hard I try, I can’t dispel it. Since Little Brother has noticed this, do you have any good ideas?”
Yang Kai thought for a moment before asking, “Good news and bad news, which one would you like to hear first?”
“Tell me the bad news first!” Miao Hong said.
“The City Lord’s vitality is running low and his vitality is declining. If we ignore it, he will die within three days!”
Miao Hong couldn’t help snorting, “This news sounds really good.”
Yang Kai said, “I’m very curious as to why the City Lord is still able to maintain a clear mind!” Logically speaking, Miao Hong’s state of mind should have been muddled and his consciousness should have been muddled, yet this guy was able to speak so clearly to him. It could only be said that his willpower was extremely strong.
“What’s the good news?” Miao Hong asked again.
“The good news is that I can help the City Lord extend his lifespan so he won’t die so soon, but if I want to eradicate the power inside the City Lord’s body…” Yang Kai shook his head slightly, “My strength is too low, I’m afraid I can’t help.”
Miao Hong’s eyes lit up, “It doesn’t matter, as long as you can keep this City Lord alive for seven or eight more days!”
Seven or eight days, Yang Kai estimated that it should be the time Gao Xinpeng arrived at Heavenly Martial City. It seemed that Miao Hong had placed his hopes on Gao Xinpeng.
This wasn’t surprising. Gao Xinpeng had a deep relationship with him, and he is also a Heaven Pill Master. Miao Hong naturally trusted Gao Xinpeng more than he did.
In other words, Gao Xinpeng hadn’t come here to refine some kind of life Elixir for him, but to help him suppress the strange power in his body.
“That won’t be a problem,” Yang Kai nodded, taking out the Vitality Pill he had refined and pouring out two pills, “These are pills I refined myself. They can enhance and stimulate the vitality in the City Lord’s body, so they should be of some use.”
Miao Hong glanced at the soybean-sized pill in Yang Kai’s hand and didn’t know whether to believe him or not.
Just as he was hesitating, Yang Kai’s expression suddenly changed, “Someone’s coming.”
Miao Hong also noticed, although he was seriously ill, with his powerful cultivation, it was impossible for him not to hear the person who had arrived.
Making up his mind, he sucked the two pills into his mouth.
For a moment, Yang Kai had nowhere to hide, so he could only leap up to the roof beam where he had been hiding.
A moment later, the sound of footsteps approached and soon arrived outside the door.
“Greetings, Madam!” A guard called out from the door.
“How is the City Lord?” A cold voice rang out, obviously the Madam the guards were referring to.
The guard at the door said, “Same old.”
“Open the door, I’ll go in and take a look.”
Immediately after, the door was pushed open and a graceful figure stepped in under the moonlight.
Yang Kai looked down and couldn’t help being stunned, because he had actually seen this woman before. It was the same woman he had seen when he was searching around.
Finished so quickly? Yang Kai muttered in his heart, but soon his expression became strange.
Just now, the guards at the entrance had called her Madam… What relationship did this woman have with Miao Hong? In the entire City Lord’s Mansion, the only one qualified to be called Madam was probably the City Lord’s wife.
This… Yang Kai suddenly felt like he had discovered an incredible secret.
However, he didn’t know if his guess was correct. Perhaps this woman and Miao Hong weren’t husband and wife, but if they weren’t husband and wife, why would she come here in the middle of the night?
When Miao Hong was talking to Yang Kai just now, although his voice was weak, at least he was still somewhat energetic. But now, he was lying motionless on the bed, breathing heavily, as if he would die at any moment.
“Old Master…” The woman sat down beside the bed and called out softly.
Yang Kai immediately knew that this woman was indeed the City Lord’s wife.
Miao Hong, who was lying on the bed, struggled for a moment before trying his best to open his eyes and look at her, unconsciously letting out a low groan.
“Old Master’s condition has worsened again,” The woman’s beautiful brow wrinkled slightly. Combined with her cold temperament, it was truly a pitiful sight, “Seeing you like this makes this Mistress’ heart ache…”
Hearing this, Yang Kai sighed in his heart. After all, one day as husband and wife was equivalent to a hundred days of gratitude. Although this woman had done something wrong to Miao Hong, seeing Miao Hong like this, she must be feeling quite uncomfortable.
Before he could finish his thoughts, he heard the woman say, “Why struggle so hard? Why not just die like this? How many days can you live like this? Two days, three days?”
Miao Hong let out a laugh, not knowing what to say.
Yang Kai was dumbfounded.
The woman pursed her lips into a smile, causing the dim room to suddenly become dazzling. She bent down and covered Miao Hong’s face with her full chest, gently saying, “Take a sniff, this Mistress still has his scent, it’s very fresh!”
Miao Hong was probably so suffocated that he couldn’t even breathe. His two hands helplessly tried to pull the woman away, but no matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t.
The woman’s laughter gradually became cold, “Back then, when you used despicable means to take me away from him, you never thought you would have such a day, did you? Now that things have come to this, I’m not afraid to tell you that my daughter is not yours at all, but mine and Kou Yong's.”
These extremely malicious words came from the mouth of this seemingly cold woman. If Yang Kai hadn’t heard it with his own ears, he would have never believed it.
He couldn’t help thinking of a saying, ‘A hornet’s tail is like a needle, a viper’s fangs is poisonous. But neither of these two things are poisonous, the most poisonous thing is woman's heart!’
The moment Miao Hong spat out a mouthful of blood, the City Lord’s wife nimbly stood up and avoided the incoming filth.
“B… b… b… bitch!” Miao Hong’s entire body trembled as he spat out a mouthful of blood.
The City Lord’s wife stood by the bed and stared at him coldly until Miao Hong’s eyes bulged and he completely fainted. Only then did the City Lord’s wife turn around and leave.
A moment later, an order came from outside the door, “The City Lord is vomiting blood, go in and clean up.”
TO BE CONTINUED...