The woman first served Chen Xiu some tea before gracefully walking over to Yang Kai.
An enchanting fragrance filled his nose.
“Senior Brother, please drink some tea!” The woman whispered, her voice like a clear spring in the mountains, crisp and clear. As she spoke, she quickly glanced at Yang Kai before lowering her eyes.
“Many thanks, Junior Sister!” Yang Kai nodded slightly.
The woman’s face became even redder as she held the tray of tea cups in her arms and quickly walked over to stand behind Chen Xiu.
Chen Xiu smiled and said, “This disciple of mine has been cultivating with me since she was a child and has yet to leave the Sect. She was born with a timid personality and has never met anyone before, making Martial Nephew laugh.”
Yang Kai pondered for a moment before replying, “Junior Sister is a natural beauty, pure and innocent. Such a temperament is already rare.”
When the woman standing behind Chen Xiu heard this praise, she lowered her head slightly, her chin almost touching her chest.
“Martial Nephew, where did you come from?” Chen Xiu seemed to have no intention of talking about his disciple and quickly changed the subject.
Yang Kai smiled bitterly, “It’s a long story. I originally came from Lang Ya Paradise, but I encountered something along the way and was delayed for a few years. Martial Uncle, has Senior Sister Qu come out of seclusion?”
Chen Xiu nodded and said, “Almost ten years ago, she came out of seclusion and have been waiting for Martial Nephew to come. Unfortunately…”
As he spoke, he shook his head with a look of regret.
Yang Kai was startled, “Did something happen to Senior Sister?”
Chen Xiu waved his hand, “No, but Martial Niece Qu waited for you for a long time before going into seclusion again.”
Yang Kai’s heart relaxed. When he saw Chen Xiu’s expression just now, he had thought something had happened to Qu Huachang. Now that he knew there was no accident, there was naturally no need to worry.
“Martial Uncle, where is Elder Xu? And where are Senior Brother Qing Kui and Senior Sister Su Yingxue? Why haven’t I seen them?” Yang Kai was very curious about this point. Although he was the son-in-law of Yin Yang Heaven and Chen Xiu, a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage master, was also qualified to meet him, this matter was related to Xu Linggong, so he should be the one to step in.
Even if Xu Linggong wasn’t in Yin Yang Heaven, Qing Kui and Su Yingxue couldn’t both be busy, right?
Chen Xiu explained, “Senior Brother Xu’s branch has a mission and has left the Sect for nearly a hundred years.”
Yang Kai was extremely surprised, “Nearly a hundred years?”
Qu Huachang had been imprisoned for a hundred years and Xu Linggong had actually left Yin Yang Heaven for nearly a hundred years. Didn’t this mean that not long after the Dao Exchange Conference, Xu Linggong had left with his disciples?
Calculating the time, it should be after the matter with the Star Boundary World Tree was settled. After all, at that time, Xu Linggong was still in the Star Boundary introducing the Cave Heaven Paradise masters to Yang Kai.
After that, it was him who pulled the strings to allow Yang Kai to enter the Universe Temple to comprehend the Universe Formation.
Yang Kai really wanted to ask Xu Linggong what kind of mission he had for him to leave the Sect for a hundred years, but as an outsider, he couldn’t bring himself to ask. This mission had to be extremely confidential, otherwise, they wouldn’t have asked Xu Linggong, a Seventh Order Open Heaven Stage cultivator, to personally take action, much less bringing his own disciple.
Yang Kai estimated that if it weren’t for Qu Huachang’s imprisonment, it was highly likely she would have followed along.
No wonder he didn’t see anyone from Elder Gu's branch on this trip. Yang Kai felt slightly relieved. Before this, he had been on edge, thinking that he had broken his promise and that Elder Xu had something against him, so he had been lying in ambush, ready to cut down with the machete at any moment.
“Martial Uncle, where is Senior Sister Qu currently cultivating in seclusion? I would like to see if I can ask Martial Uncle to guide me.” Yang Kai asked politely.
Elder Xu's branch wasn’t in Yin Yang Heaven, which made Yang Kai feel a bit awkward. He didn’t know many people in Yin Yang Heaven, and besides Xu Gong’s branch, there didn’t seem to be any.
However, this way, Yang Kai’s other worries could be eased.
Logically speaking, he is the son-in-law of Yin Yang Heaven and was supposed to marry into the Yin Yang Heaven, but how could Yang Kai agree to this? If he was alone, he might not care about this, but now that he had the Void Land and High Heaven Palace behind him, he had too many things to worry about, so marrying into Yin Yang Heaven was unrealistic.
As for Qu Huachang, she was a core disciple of Yin Yang Heaven, so Yin Yang Heaven would never allow her to leave.
Yang Kai had originally planned to discuss this matter with Elder Xu and see if he could find a solution that both sides could accept.
He had originally planned to compensate Yin Yang Heaven on this matter, as he had gained a great deal from the Chaotic Dead Territory. As long as he could take out a small portion of it, perhaps he could convince the higher-ups of Yin Yang Heaven to let her go.
But now that Elder Xu wasn’t here, he didn’t know who to discuss this matter with, so it wasn’t a big deal to delay it.
The lifespan of Open Heaven Stage cultivator was extremely long, so the matter between him and Qu Huachang was not urgent.
However, the most important thing right now was to see Qu Huachang and listen to her opinion. If she was willing to go with him, Yang Kai would not hesitate to pay any price. If she was unwilling, Yang Kai would not force her.
Hearing this, Chen Xiu revealed a difficult expression, “Since Martial Niece Qu went into seclusion, there has been no news of her, so it won’t be easy to see her now. Martial Nephew also knows that when cultivators cultivate in seclusion, they must not be disturbed by external forces. If they are disturbed at a critical moment, they may suffer from qi deviation or even die!”
Yang Kai nodded. He naturally knew about this matter, so he cupped his fists and said, “I’ll have to trouble Martial Uncle to give me some pointers. I won’t disturb Senior Sister’s meditation, I can wait outside. Senior Sister will eventually come out.”
Chen Xiu frowned and pondered for a moment before nodding, “Very well, before Senior Brother Xu left, he wanted me to worry about your affairs. Now that you’ve come, I can’t just sit back and watch. I can help you ask around first, but you don’t need to be anxious. Martial Niece Qu is now a Sixth Order Stage cultivator, so it’s normal for her to go into seclusion for hundreds of years at a time. During this time, you can stay here and wait for my news.”
“Many thanks, Martial Uncle!” Yang Kai politely thanked.
Chen Xiu suddenly stretched out his hand and grabbed the Elder Token on his waist, silently sensing it for a moment before standing up and saying, “There’s something I need to do in the Sect, I’ll be leaving first.”
Turning to his disciple, he said, “Wan’er, take good care of your Senior Brother Yang.”
The woman respectfully replied, “Yes!”
Chen Xiu smiled apologetically at Yang Kai, “Martial Nephew, please stay here for a few days. If I heard some news, I will come to inform you.”
Saying so, he strode out.
In an instant, only Yang Kai and the Sixth Order woman called Wan’er were left in the hall. She had been hiding behind Chen Xiu the entire time, and when Yang Kai spoke to Chen Xiu, she didn’t even dare to lift her head, seemingly extremely shy.
Now that only the two of them were left, the situation became even more serious. Her face was as red as blood and the teacup tray in her hands became more forceful, as if she was trying to find a sense of security.
Yang Kai looked up at her and happened to meet her gaze. When their eyes met, the woman was like a frightened little beast as she hurriedly averted her gaze, somewhat at a loss.
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing. This woman’s appearance, if it wasn’t because she could disguise herself, then it was because she was too naive. However, Yang Kai didn’t see any signs of her disguise, so this woman was probably born timid.
“Junior Sister Wan’er, right?” Yang Kai asked gently, afraid that his voice would scare her.
The woman lowered her head and gently nodded, quietly adding, “Tao Lingwan…”
This is her name. Yang Kai understood and stood up, “Junior Sister, please find me a quiet room.”
Tao Lingwan seemed to be in a daze and didn’t hear him. It wasn’t until Yang Kai repeated his words that she hurriedly walked out, “Senior Brother… please, please follow me!”
Yang Kai nodded and followed behind her, maintaining a distance of ten steps.
The fragrance from the woman’s body wafted into his nose like an invisible hand scratching his heart.
Soon, the two of them arrived in front of a room. Tao Lingwan still had her head lowered as she pushed open the door and stepped aside, lowering her head and asking, “Senior Brother, are you satisfied?”
Yang Kai didn’t have any requirements for his accommodations, he just wanted to wait for news from Chen Xiu before nodding, “Thank you, Junior Sister.”
Entering the room, the room wasn’t big and the furnishings were simple. Closing the door behind him, Yang Kai found a chair and sat down.
The news he had heard from Chen Xiu today surprised him greatly. Xu Linggong’s branch had left Yin Yang Heaven nearly a hundred years ago, and it was unknown what kind of mission they were carrying out.
There was also Qu Huachang, who had once again gone into seclusion several years ago. Was it because he had broken his promise? Yang Kai was a bit nervous. Although he had been delayed because he had accidentally entered the Chaotic Dead Territory, in the end it was still his own problem.
At that time, if he hadn’t been curious, he wouldn’t have followed the Giant Spiritual God to the Chaotic Dead Territory and directly returned to High Heaven Territory after leaving Lang Ya. When the time was right, he could then travel from High Heaven Territory to Yin Yang Heaven.
'When I see Qu Huachang again, I should apologize!' Yang Kai thought to himself.
But speaking of which, Qu Huachang was not a petty person. As long as he explained the whole story to her, Yang Kai believed she would understand.
Thinking for a moment, Yang Kai frowned.
Getting up, he opened the door again and glanced outside, “Why is Junior Sister still here?”
Under his perception, Tao Lingwan had been standing guard outside the door, not moving at all, even hugging the tray of tea cups.
“Junior Sister, is there something you need?” Yang Kai asked with concern.
Tao Lingwan quickly shook her head, “It’s nothing, Master instructed me to take good care of Senior Brother.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help laughing, “There’s no need, Junior Sister can go about her own business. I have nothing to do here.”
Tao Lingwan lowered her head and whispered, “Master ordered…”
Yang Kai didn’t know what to say, so after thinking about it for a moment, he said, “How about this, Junior Sister, you go rest first, I’ll call you if anything happens.”
Tao Lingwan didn’t say anything, nor did she move.
Did this not make sense? Yang Kai really didn’t know what Chen Xiu had told her, or was it just her personality.
However, it wasn’t a good idea to let her stand outside. She wasn’t some random maidservant, she was also a Sixth Order Open Heaven Stage!
If anyone else in Yin Yang Heaven saw Tao Lingwan standing outside his room like she was waiting for his orders, wouldn’t Yang Kai be drowned in the saliva of Yin Yang Heaven’s Open Heaven Stage masters?
TO BE CONTINUED...