“Little girl, you’re here. Wait a moment.” The granny obviously recognized this woman, so she staggered to her feet, took out an oil bag, and handed it over.
Naturally, there were seven or eight glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in this oil bag.
The woman quickly waved her hand, “There’s no need for so many.”
Without any explanation, the granny stuffed the oil bag into her hands and gently patted the back of her hand, “Grandma want to give it to you, so just take it. There’s no need to be so polite with me. Moreover, everyone here has gone to Seven Star Square, so there’s no way I can sell all these things. If I put them away for a night, they’ll turn bad. You have another body now, so you must eat more to ensure your child’s health.”
The woman lowered her head and pursed her lips, her eyes slightly red. In the end, she bowed and thanked her before quickly leaving.
Looking at her departing figure, granny sighed lightly, “Such a pitiful girl.”
Yang Kai asked casually, “Why are there still people who can’t eat their fill?”
Granny sat down and said, “That’s not the case. You’re still young, so I’m afraid you’re not too clear about this. This continent is much better than the continents we older generations live in. As long as one has hands and feet, eating a full meal is not a problem. Originally, she opened a small tavern with her husband, so her business was quite good, but a few months ago, that man accidentally fell down the stairs after getting drunk and died. She was pregnant, so it was inconvenient for her to work, so she used up all of her savings to eat a full meal.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Granny is kind.”
The granny smiled, “Since we’re from the same village, it’s good that we can help each other. Originally, this old woman wanted her to come to my place to help, but since you’ve seen her appearance, it’s not suitable for her to show her face. There are always some people who won't have ideas towards beautiful women.”
“The human heart is unpredictable,” Yang Kai agreed.
Finishing his tea, Yang Kai stood up, put down eleven copper coins, and said, “Granny, I’m going to Seven Star Square.”
“Go, go, the Disciple Recruitment Conference has already begun, it’s quite lively. If this old woman was still seventy or eighty years younger, she would definitely go and take a look,” The old woman waved her hand and said, “Even if you haven’t been chosen, don’t be discouraged. The world is much better now, you won’t starve to death in this world.”
Yang Kai smiled, “If I don’t get selected, I’ll go back to grandma's place to help sell dumplings.”
“Good, Granny’s skill can also be passed down, but it would be even better if you could be chosen. If you could cultivate, it would be much more precious than ordinary people like us.”
The Seven Star Square’s Disciple Recruitment Conference was indeed quite lively. Outside the mountain gate, there was a sea of people. Although the requirements to enter the mountain gate weren’t high, it wasn’t low either, especially when it came to age.
Yang Kai ran over and as expected, he was eliminated in the registration area! This was because he was too old, and the artifact used to test his bone age showed that he was already 27 or 28 years old. If his cultivation was high enough, Seven Star Square might have opened a backdoor, but Yang Kai’s cultivation was only at the True Element Stage.
At such age and with such a cultivation, Seven Star Square naturally looked down on him.
In the evening, Yang Kai returned to the town. When the grandma saw him, she didn’t show any surprise and only comforted him by saying that a living person wouldn’t die from constipation. From now on, he would follow her and sell dumplings to carry forward her craft.
Yang Kai naturally nodded.
As the sun set, Yang Kai pushed his cart along with the various pots, bowls, and pots to sell dumplings with granny.
This place was originally where the small village was located, but after the town’s expansion, it had been integrated into this place. However, there was no one here to repair it, so it still appeared somewhat dilapidated. In the entire Seven Stars Collection, this place gave off the feeling of a slum.
He quickly took the things off the cart and went to a nearby well to wash them.
Granny looked on with a smile and said with satisfaction, “With diligence, there will always be food.”
From that day onwards, a young figure appeared in the Seven Star Collection’s Glutinous Rice Dumpling stall. During the day, Yang Kai and his granny pushed a cart out of the stall to sell cheap tea and dumplings. At night, granny taught him how to make simple and crude food. His business was quite good, and when it was good, he could earn twenty or thirty copper coins a day.
The pregnant woman lived in a house not far from granny. Sometimes, when she came back in the evening, granny would ask him to deliver the leftover dumplings.
The first time he knocked on the door, the woman didn’t dare to open it. Helpless, Yang Kai could only place the oil bag with the dumplings at the door.
After familiarizing herself with Yang Kai, the woman wasn’t as vigilant towards him, especially after seeing the granny and Yang Kai set up shop together, but she still didn’t dare to say anything to him.
Every time Yang Kai sent the oil bag over, she would simply receive it and express her gratitude.
From the grandma, he learned that the woman’s name was Yu Lu.
Yang Kai’s Divine Sense incarnation traveled around the Small Universe in order to relax, so he would normally take it back after half a month.
However, after discovering Yu Lu, he had no choice but to make changes.
The Divine Sense incarnation was not taken back again, but the main body did not relax in the slightest and continued to comprehend the mysteries of the shattered space. However, the progress over the past thirty years had been slow, so it was unknown how long it would take to fully comprehend it.
Yang Kai wasn’t in a hurry. In any case, there was no danger of him being trapped in this shattered space, so he needed to keep himself busy for a while.
It could be said that discovering this Yu Lu was a pleasant surprise.
However, in this way, when Yang Kai’s main body was focused on comprehending, the Divine Sense incarnation in the Small Universe would occasionally fall into a daze, as if it had lost its soul. Granny had seen it several times and thought that Yang Kai had some kind of hidden illness, when she saw this young man showing signs of dementia, she couldn’t help sighing.
As time passed, Yu Lu’s belly grew bigger, causing the granny to feel somewhat worried. Almost every day, Yang Kai would personally visit her, and every day, Yang Kai would go to the river outside the town to catch fish and ask granny to cook some fish soup to nourish her body.
Regarding this, Granny teased, “Boy, don’t tell me you’ve taken a liking to her?”
Yang Kai naturally denied.
He didn’t know if this granny believed him, but after asking, she didn’t bring it up again. If Yang Kai wasn’t married, if he didn’t mind that she had married someone before and was pregnant, granny would be happy to matchmake the two of them.
After spending several months together, granny was quite fond of Yang Kai. This young man was quick-witted, intelligent, and diligent. His temperament was gentle, so even if she couldn’t become rich with him, she wouldn’t suffer much.
The only bad thing was that he would occasionally fall into a daze, but it wasn’t a big problem.
Unfortunately, Yang Kai himself had said that he had several wives, so naturally he was not suitable for Yu Lu.
At night, it was raining heavily.
Yang Kai, who was sitting in the side room, suddenly seemed to have noticed something and when he came back to his senses, he heard someone knocking on the door.
From the main room came the sound of granny getting up.
Yang Kai also quickly got up and opened the door, only to see Yu Lu holding an oil paper umbrella, but half of her body was still wet, her clothes clinging to her body, outlining her graceful curves.
“What’s wrong?” Yang Kai asked.
Yu Lu’s face paled as she trembled slightly, “Half of the house has collapsed, I don’t dare stay there any longer.”
Yang Kai looked up into the night sky and saw that Yu Lu’s house had a collapsed roof. The house she lived in was an old house that had been neglected for many years. Tonight’s rain was quite heavy, which was why this disaster had occurred.
Yang Kai couldn’t help breaking out in a cold sweat, secretly rejoicing that the collapsed roof hadn’t hit anyone, otherwise the consequences would have been unimaginable.
He also didn’t expect the rain to be so heavy tonight. Just now, his main body was at a critical juncture in his comprehension, and it was also late at night, so he didn’t pay much attention to this place until Yu Lu arrived at the door.
“Come in first!” Yang Kai quickly stepped aside.
The granny took out a coat and walked out with an oil lamp. When she saw Yu Lu, she was shocked.
Yang Kai explained the situation to her, and granny quickly nodded, “It’s good that you’re fine. When the weather clears up, I’ll have Little Boy Yang help you fix it. Before that, you can stay with this old woman.”
“Thank you, granny, thank you, Big Brother Yang,” Yu Lu’s eyes were slightly red as she thanked Yang Kai, her face still filled with lingering fear.
Yang Kai suddenly sniffed, “Are you injured somewhere?”
Yu Lu shook her head, “No.”
“Then why is there a bloody smell?” Yang Kai frowned.
The granny seemed to have thought of something and stepped forward to touch Yu Lu’s trouser leg, her hand wet and sticky. When she placed her hand in front of her eyes, she saw that it was completely red.
“She’s about to give birth!” Granny looked up.
Yang Kai’s jaw dropped and Yu Lu was also dumbfounded.
After all, granny was experienced and knowledgeable, so she quickly reacted, “There’s still about ten days until the delivery date, it should have alarmed the fetus. The little guy is in a hurry to come out. Little Boy Yang, quickly go to the west side of the city and invite the midwife. I’ve already spoken to her before, so just say that I invited her over and give her a red envelope.”
“En!” Yang Kai responded before turning around and rushing into the rain.
Yu Lu shouted from behind, “Umbrella!”
Yang Kai was nowhere to be seen.
“Quickly go into the house and lie down,” The granny helped Yu Lu into the inner room, but just as she settled her down, Yu Lu’s face showed a look of pain, obviously her stomach was beginning to hurt.
Granny consoled her with a few words before hurriedly boiling some water to prepare for the delivery.
On the west side of the city, Yang Kai rushed to a house and banged on the door, his anxiety mixed with confusion.
Since his debut, he had experienced countless life and death battles. Even if he was on the brink of death, he was still able to live a peaceful life, but when had he ever encountered a woman giving birth?
He was an expert in killing, but he was also a novice when it came to witnessing the birth of life. Although he had inadvertently hatched Yang Xiao from the dragon egg, hatching a dragon egg and giving birth were two different things.
If it weren’t for the granny's instructions, he wouldn’t have known what to do.
In fact, with his Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage, and identity as the Small Universe's Master, helping a woman who lived in his Small Universe giving birth naturally wouldn’t be a problem, but after all, men and women shouldn’t touch each other. After spending so much time together, Yu Lu was a woman who kept to her principles, so she definitely wouldn’t want such a thing to happen. Therefore, after the granny give instructions, Yang Kai didn’t hesitate to run over.
TO BE CONTINUED...