Since bringing Mu Zhu and Mu Lu out of the East Territory, they had been living in the medicine garden of the Mysterious Small World, tending to the various spirit flowers and grasses in the medicine garden for Yang Kai.
The Wood Spirit Race had an innate talent for managing spirit plants and had an advantage that ordinary people couldn’t compare with, so they were more than willing to accompany these plants. So even though the two of them had never interacted with the outside world and only cared for the plants in the medicine garden, they were still satisfied.
When Yang Kai broke through to the Open Heaven Stage, his Small Universe had fused with the Mysterious Small World, so naturally, the Medicine Garden had also fused with it. Over the years, the two Little Wood Spirits had been living together in the Small Universe.
Being able to accompany these flowers and plants made the two little wood spirits happy, but occasionally they would feel lonely, especially since Yang Kai didn’t have much time to accompany them.
However, this situation had finally changed after the Small Universe migrated many people.
Over the past few years, Yang Kai had been traveling around his Small Universe, and every time, he would bring the two little wood spirits along with him. The two little ones were extremely enthusiastic about this kind of thing, and every time they traveled with Yang Kai, they would see many interesting and delicious things.
“Quite a big change!” Yang Kai looked up at the signboard in front of him and saw the words ‘Seven Stars Collection’ engraved on it.
On his left shoulder, Mu Zhu, who had a slightly steadier temperament, said, “It really isn’t small. The last time we came here, there was only a small village, right? It’s only been five or six years, but it has already become a market.”
Yang Kai’s eyes flashed as he observed the world for a moment before suddenly realizing something, “There is a Sect nearby, which is why it attracted so many people to settle down here.”
This Sect seemed to be called Seven Star Square, and the name of this market was obviously named after this Sect.
The reserved and shy Mu Lu sat on Yang Kai’s right shoulder and sucked on her fingers, asking pitifully, “Can we still eat grandma’s glutinous rice dumpling?”
Mu Zhu glared at her angrily, “Eat, eat, eat, all you know is how to eat. You’ve already gained a lot of weight, do you know?”
Mu Lu was startled, lowering her head to look at herself in panic, “Am i fat? How?”
Mu Zhu glanced over and snorted, “You don’t even know how big your chest is, how dare you ask others?”
Mu Lu blushed and said, “It’s already… so big…”
Mu Zhu lowered her head and stared at her chest, her face filled with anger!
Yang Kai laughed and comforted her, “Don’t be afraid, Mu Zhu is just trying to scare you. Mu Lu is very slender and has a good figure! En, granny is still here, and she seems to have set up a stall here. Let’s go in.”
“Good, good!” Mu Lu nodded repeatedly.
Entering the town, Yang Kai was greeted by a large crowd. Although it wasn’t as crowded as those big cities, just the size of this town alone was already quite impressive.
Yang Kai’s ordinary clothes could be seen everywhere in the Seven Stars Collection, so no one paid much attention to him.
Although the two Little Wood Spirits were sitting on his shoulders and Mu Lu was even swinging her legs, happily looking around, none of them seemed to notice her.
After all, Yang Kai is the Small Universe’s master. As the master of this place, it's naturally easy for him to use his authority to deceive others.
Walking directly towards a certain part of town, there was a small stall on the side of the street where an old white-haired old woman was busy. The stall was not big and only had two tables, each of which was surrounded by four long benches. At this moment, it was filled with people, and many of them were holding large bowls and squatting on the side, drinking tea while eating the golden glutinous rice dumpling in their hands.
The last time Yang Kai had passed by this place with the two Little Wood Spirits, he had stayed in this granny’s house for an entire night. The granny was all alone and had no children, so she had brought out two glutinous rice dumplings to entertain him.
Mu Lu really liked the taste of that glutinous rice dumpling and couldn’t forget it all these years.
After several years, the village had become a town, and Granny had set up a stall here.
After waiting in line for a while, it was Yang Kai’s turn.
“Tea soup is one copper coin a bowl, and so is my little dumpling. What does this young man want?” Granny asked.
“A bowl of tea soup and ten dumplings,” Yang Kai smiled.
The granny looked up at him and said, “Young man’s appetite isn’t small, can you even eat ten rice dumplings? The glutinous rice is good for your stomach, but don't eat too much.”
Yang Kai laughed and patted his stomach, “It’s alright, granny, I have a big appetite!”
The granny nodded and quickly asked, “Young man, has this old woman seen you somewhere before? Why do you look so familiar?”
Yang Kai stepped forward to help and smiled, “Did granny forget? Six years ago, when I passed by this place, granny took me in at night and even made me two little dumplings.”
Granny suddenly realized something and said, “I remember now, it’s you!”
“It’s me, it’s me!” Yang Kai nodded repeatedly, “Granny’s dumplings are very delicious, I’ve often thought of that taste over the years, so this time I came here to look for it.”
Granny smiled, “It seems you weren’t full that night.”
Yang Kai grinned, “My appetite has grown over the past few years.”
The granny shook her head and didn’t say anything. Although her movements were slow, she was meticulously roasting the glutinous rice dumplings. The fragrance wafted through the air and Mu Lu couldn’t help drooling.
“Granny’s dumpling was sold at a cheap price. It’s quite filling and delicious, so it should cost at least three copper coins,” Yang Kai smiled.
The granny shook her head and said, “The gift of the Divine Master, this old woman should have died more than ten years ago. Being able to live until now is already enough. Moreover, I don’t have any children, so why would I need so much money? All these years, my harvest has been quite good and my life has been quite smooth, so I don’t have much time to think about it. I just want to let these people who come and go have a taste of this old woman’s cooking before I die.”
The 'Divine Master' mentioned by Granny was naturally Yang Kai.
Perhaps the living beings here didn’t know that the place they lived in was the Small Universe inside the body of an Open Heaven Stage cultivator, but they all knew that there was a Divine Master who ruled over this world.
After being relocated from Pear Flower Cave Heaven to this place, everything had been peaceful for the past few decades. Even this grandma had lived for many more years.
Because the Small Universe's vitality was rich, it naturally increased the lifespan of mortals.
Perhaps they didn’t know why this was happening, but the appearance of these long-lived people over the years clearly showed that this world was more suitable for survival than the original Pear Flower Cave Heaven.
More than a decade ago, this grandma had accidentally fallen. She was an old woman, so how could she withstand such a painful fall? Originally, she should have passed away, but after recuperating in bed for ten days and half a month, her pain was completely gone, and after a month or two, she could actually get out of bed and walk.
Now, this Grandma was already a hundred years old!
In the past, this would have been unimaginable, but now, there were more than ten hundred years old people gathered here.
For mortals who had never cultivated before, this was already a very long life.
Soon, ten glutinous rice dumplings were ready and Yang Kai went to get a bowl of tea.
Someone shouted, “The Seven Star Square’s Disciple Recruitment Conference has begun!”
The crowd on the street all rushed in one direction, heading straight for Seven Star Square. The originally lively stall suddenly became quiet.
Seeing this, Yang Kai didn’t pay it any mind and just happened to sit down at the empty table, drinking tea while eating the golden roasted glutinous rice dumplings.
The granny cleaned up the excess bowls and chopsticks, wiped her hands, and sat down next to him to rest, asking with concern, “Young man, you’ve been traveling all over the world for so many years, yet you haven’t found a wife?”
Yang Kai smiled, “I have a few wives, all good women.”
“Is that so? I couldn’t tell!” Granny was a bit surprised, “Since you already have a wife, why are you still wandering around? Women are tied to men all their lives. When a man has a stable life, a woman will be able to live in peace. It’s not that this granny is taking advantage of her age to criticize you, but you shouldn’t abandon your wife at home. You should spend more time with them.”
Yang Kai casually explained, “Didn’t you hear that Seven Star Square was accepting a disciple? I thought I’d come over to take a look, but before I left, my house situation was already settled.”
The granny nodded, “So that’s how it is. If you can enter Seven Star Square to cultivate, it’s also a way out, but young man, I’m afraid you’re not young anymore, right? Seven Star Square’s requirements for accepting disciples are very strict, especially when it comes to age.”
Yang Kai replied, “It’s fine, I’m just going to try.”
“It’s good that you think so, but you don’t need to be afraid. If you can’t enter Seven Star Square, then come to granny’s place. My business here is quite good and I don’t have much time on my own, so it would be best if you could help me out. granny won’t live for many years, when she dies, you can take over this stall. I don’t dare say you’ll be rich, but having enough food to eat is not a problem. At the very least, you need to support your wives. When the time comes, you can bring them here.”
Yang Kai stared at her calmly. Originally, he had just said this casually, but now he didn’t know how to cover up this lie. With his eyesight, he could naturally tell that this granny was sincere and, as she had said, she didn’t have much lifespan left. After all, this old woman hadn’t cultivated before and her life essence had begun to weaken. Perhaps she had already sensed it.
“Grandma!” A gentle voice rang out, and when Yang Kai turned his head, he saw a woman standing not far from him. This woman looked to be in her early twenties, her hair casually tied into a woman’s bun, her complexion slightly yellow.
Although her complexion wasn’t very good, this woman’s appearance was quite extraordinary. Not only did her coarse clothes not diminish her charm, they instead accentuated her beauty.
The woman lowered her head, seemingly aware that Yang Kai was looking at her, her eyes slightly flustered.
What Yang Kai cared about was not her appearance, but her belly.
The woman was obviously pregnant, so even if Yang Kai didn’t deliberately try to perceive her, he could still feel a tiny life force bursting from her belly.
Yang Kai stared at her bulging belly.
At that moment, he seemed to sense something.
The woman became even more uneasy!
Realizing this, Yang Kai quickly retracted his gaze and lowered his head to deal with the tea in front of him.
TO BE CONTINUED...