“Then you must work hard. Master’s cultivation is higher than the Heavens!” Yang Kai smiled and pointed towards the sky.
Shen Xing secretly curled his lips, a look of disdain appearing on his face. These words could only be spoken in front of an ignorant little girl.
Yang Kai suddenly turned to look at him, “I heard that you and this disciple of mine are quite fated?”
Shen Xing’s face immediately became red as he hurriedly said he didn’t dare.
Seven Star Square's Supreme Elder’s heart was even smaller than a chicken’s eye! This kind of retaliation was a bit too quick. After all, he was still an Emperor Realm master of Southern Battle Palace, so how could he not have some face? If he was humiliated in front of everyone, how could he have the face to go out in the future?
Just as he was filled with grief and indignation, he heard Yang Kai say, “Little girl, go ask this Senior what kind of fate he has with you. Tell him to explain it clearly, otherwise, if word of this gets out, others will think I’m bullying the weak.”
Although Zhao Ya had made up her mind to work hard on her cultivation and one day, she wanted her master to have a taste of what it was like to be a servant, she was still quite obedient. Hearing this, she immediately stood up and walked towards the viewing platform.
After arriving in front of Shen Xing, Zhao Ya respectfully bowed and said, “Senior, Master asked me to ask…”
Shen Xing quickly raised his hand, “There’s no need to ask, that Senior may have misheard. This old master is not saying that you and I are fated, but that you and this old master’s artifact are fated.”
Saying so, he took out a bracelet-like object and handed it over to Zhao Ya with a smile, “This is it. This old master obtained it in the past and has kept it for so long. Now that it has met a fated person, I’ll give it to you as a gift to congratulate Young Lady on finding a good master!”
On the viewing platform, a group of Seven Star Square’s higher-ups, as well as the representatives from the various great forces who had come to attend the ceremony, all gasped when they saw this simple and ancient bracelet.
This bracelet was actually a defensive Emperor Artifact. Although they didn’t know exactly how powerful it was, since it was an Emperor Artifact, it was obviously quite valuable, Shen Xing was actually willing to give it away.
Zhao Ya didn’t immediately reach out to take it, instead turning back to look at Yang Kai, a look of inquiry on her face, only to see Yang Kai looking up at the sky with his hands behind his back, as if there was some kind of peerless beauty in the sky.
Zhao Ya understood and bowed, “Many thanks, Senior!”
Receiving the bracelet with both hands, she made a few gestures on her wrist, causing the bracelet, which had originally been several times larger, to suddenly emit a soft glow and rapidly shrink, wrapping around her wrist.
Zhao Ya was amazed.
Shen Xing stroked his beard and smiled, “As expected, it’s very suitable!” His back was wet and he secretly rejoiced at his quick reaction, otherwise he really wouldn’t know how to resolve this awkward situation.
Zhao Ya tossed and turned, happily looking at her new bracelet. She was a child from a poor family and was still young, so naturally she didn’t have any thoughts on jewelry, but this didn’t stop a girl from liking these things.
For a moment, she felt that this person in front of her was really generous and amiable, the smile she gave Shen Xing was much sweeter.
Golden Soup Sect’s Sect Master suddenly smiled and said, “Since Senior Chen is so generous. I have a small item here that isn’t as valuable as Senior Chen’s gift, but I hope Young Lady doesn’t mind.”
Saying so, he handed over a small hair clip which had a vivid red dragonfly on it.
This was another defensive artifact, but its grade was not as high as the bracelet. Although it was only at the Dao Source Grade, it was still the most valuable artifact the Golden Soup Sect Master could offer.
“Is that for me?” Zhao Ya was stunned.
Golden Soup Sect’s Sect Master smiled and nodded.
“How could I…” Zhao Ya’s face was filled with embarrassment, but her small hand swiftly caught the hair clip and put it on her head.
With Golden Soup Sect’s Sect Master taking action, how could the representatives from the other great Sects who had come to observe the ceremony not express their gratitude? Not to mention, this was the best opportunity to build a good relationship with Seven Star Square’s Supreme Elder, so all of them generously took out the most precious gifts they could offer.
It wasn’t just the representatives from the various Sects, even the higher-ups of Seven Star Square were the same.
After all, she is now disciples of their own Sect, and since outsiders were already so generous, they naturally couldn’t just sit back and watch. Immediately, Shangguan Ji and the other Elders and Protectors began offering their gifts.
In the blink of an eye, the gifts Zhao Ya received could no longer be taken. She wore them on her body, wore them on her head, and wore them on her hands. All of them were extremely precious.
Seeing this, Shangguan Ji quickly took out a Space Ring for Zhao Ya and allowed her to store the gift.
The surrounding crowd was stunned. Everyone knew that from today onwards, this little girl Zhao Ya would soar into the clouds.
She had only taken a master, yet she had already received so many gifts. What kind of situation would she be in when her cultivation became successful?
“Do you see? This is the gap between you two,” Yang Kai whispered.
Zhao Yebai, who was standing beside him, looked at Zhao Ya happily and nodded.
“The two of you are destined to be people from two different worlds. If she was in the clouds, you would be in the mud. Right now, she is still young, so when she grows up and broadens her horizons, she might even forget who you are. Only when she is free will she remember that she once had a playmate named Zhao Yebai,” Yang Kai continued to attack him mercilessly.
Zhao Yebai scratched his head and hesitated for a long time before saying, “If Xiao Ya is happy, everything is fine, and Xiao Ya will never forget me.”
Yang Kai looked at him deeply, “I hope you can think the same when you grow up.”
The Seven Star Square’s Disciple Recruitment Conference came to an end and the news of two A Grade aptitude Disciples appearing in succession quickly spread. One of them had A Grade aptitude while the other had Double A Grade aptitude, a true talent!
On top of that, Seven Star Square had suddenly produced a Supreme Elder with a profound cultivation, and that Double A Disciple had been taken under his wing. It was rumored that Shen Xing, who had come to Seven Star Square as a guest to observe the ceremony, did not dare to cross the line in front of this Supreme Elder, and had even suffered a loss.
Shen Xing came from the Southern Battle Palace and was a Second Order Emperor Realm master. If even he was at a disadvantage, it could be seen just how strong this Supreme Elder was.
The name of Seven Star Square had shocked everyone!
On Azure Jade Peak, there were a thousand and eight steps. The two children supported each other as they walked up the mountain.
As the wind blew, the two children’s thin figures swayed and almost fell off the cliff. They quickly squatted down and hugged each other, shivering like quails in the cold winter.
When they finally reached Azure Jade Peak, the two children were exhausted and collapsed to the ground, panting.
Standing in front of them, Yang Kai looked down at them and shook his head, “Too slow.”
Zhao Ya glared at him weakly.
Originally, because she had received so many gifts, her negative impression of her Master had improved, she naturally knew that these people had given her gifts because of her Master.
However, at this moment, the slightly improved impression she had of this master of hers suddenly became worse. She discovered that this master of hers had no humanity.
But this wasn’t the end. Yang Kai waved his hand and the ring on the little girl’s hand, the accessories on her head, and the bracelet on her wrist flew out and was put away.
Zhao Ya was stunned for a moment before jumping up like a cat whose tail had been stepped on, pouncing on Yang Kai and scratching him, “You stole my things, return them to me!”
Yang Kai said, “When it comes to cultivation, the most important thing is to not rely on external forces. These things are nothing more than a burden to you, so Master will take care of them for you first. When you have the ability to snatch them back, it won’t be too late to ask me for them.”
Zhao Ya hung onto Yang Kai’s arm, feeling extremely wronged. What kind of bullshit master was this? He was simply a bandit.
Zhao Yebai tried to persuade her, “Xiao Ya, Senior is your Master, just listen to him.”
Yang Kai glanced at him and sneered, “Don’t flatter this King, it’s useless.”
“AHHHH!” Zhao Ya bit Yang Kai’s arm. Yang Kai was completely unharmed while Zhao Ya’s teeth were about to fall out, tears welling up in her eyes.
“It’s getting late, you should rest for the night. I’ll teach you how to cultivate tomorrow.” Yang Kai threw Zhao Ya off his arm and left.
The two little child sat on the ground and looked at each other silently.
After a while, Zhao Ya sniffed and said, “Brother Xiaobai, I miss Aunt Lu, Granny, and Uncle Yang.”
Zhao Yebai rubbed the soles of her feet while saying, “I think so too.”
Looking up at the sky, he said, “At this time, Uncle Yang should have returned and bring the news to Mother and Grandma.”
“They must be eating glutinous rice dumpling.”
It would have been better if they hadn’t said this, but now that they did, the two of them felt their stomachs rumble. Only now did they remember that they hadn’t eaten anything since the start of the Disciple Recruitment Conference, not even had a sip of water.
“Let’s go find something to eat first,” Zhao Yebai helped Zhao Ya put on her shoes and socks before pulling her to her feet and walking towards a group of palaces.
Half an hour later, the two of them leaned weakly against a pillar in a large hall, their stomachs growling.
There was no food here at all, not even any saliva.
“Bad person!” Zhao Ya shouted towards the empty hall.
Yang Kai’s sudden appearance startled the two children.
Zhao Yebai struggled to get up and respectfully bowed, “Senior, Xiao Ya and I haven’t eaten for half a day. Is there anything to eat here?”
Yang Kai glanced at him lightly and flatly replied, “No.”
“Are you trying to starve us to death?” Zhao Ya glared at Yang Kai angrily, “If you wanted to starve us to death, why did you take me as your disciple?”
Yang Kai said lightly, “Naturally, bad people won’t give you anything to eat, but a master may not be willing to see you starve to death.”
Zhao Yebai was stunned for a moment before quietly pulling on Zhao Ya’s clothes.
Zhao Ya also reacted, lowering her head and wringing her hands, “Master, I’m hungry and thirsty.”
Yang Kai nodded, “Wait.”
Saying so, he suddenly disappeared.
Zhao Yebai swallowed his saliva and stared at the spot where Yang Kai had disappeared, saying with great difficulty, “Xiao Ya, is your master a ghost?”
Zhao Ya’s face paled as she leaned closer to Zhao Yebai, “Brother Xiaobai, don’t scare me.”
TO BE CONTINUED...