Translator – Erza
Editor – Ben
Finalized Editor – Silavin
Proofreader – Bluerazbeary
Inside the Second Elder of High Heaven Pavilions residence, Yang Kai could be seen wolfing down food, while Su Mu’s group were seated on the side talking to him.
Naturally, they tried to probe Yang Kai and asked why Su Yan had beaten him like so that night, but Yang Kai didn’t dare reply.
“That’s right, Wei Zhuan didn’t come and cause any more trouble for you guys right?” Guiding them away from the previous topic, Yang Kai enquired. Speaking of this, ever since he had left the Forest Prison, he had either been unconscious or unable to enquire due to other reasons, such as being frozen in an ice block, so he really didn’t know how the Main Gate had dealt with the problem.
“That affair has already been brought to a close. The Elders have ordered us Juniors to not pursue this matter any further.” Su Mu answered before suddenly looking at Yang Kai with great suspicion. “Truth be told, the reason why we are safe and will suffer no further punishment, is not because of my Grandfather.”
“Eh?” Yang Kai lifted up his head, “It wasn’t because of the Second Elder?”
“It wasn’t.” Su Mu slowly shook his head, and then a bit awkwardly he retold the events that had occurred in the Elder Hall that day. Then he followed up with, “just as I was being restrained by my grandfather, guess who appeared?”
“This person is someone you would never have thought of. It was the Contribution Hall’s, Treasurer Meng. He brought the Head’s jade pendant and issued his direct command. Only after this did this affair die down and turn into something small that could be resolved.”
“Old Man Meng?” Yang Kai asked incredulously.
“If not for him, then Senior Brother Yang, I’m afraid that you would have already been severely punished by the Grand Elder.” Su Mu spoke as his face slowly filled with guilt.
Meanwhile, Yang Kai smiled, unaffected. “Junior Su, you don’t need to take this so seriously.”
Su Mu clasped both his hands in front of him saying. “I know that Senior is a generous and benevolent person, and I apologise to you in place of my father. The Old Ghost truly didn’t settle things well this time.”
Yang Kai really didn’t mind such a thing, because, in higher level battles, they would naturally use the Disciples under them as chess pieces. This was only human nature.
Su Mu spoke again. “Treasurer Meng’s background is quite a mystery; the old ghost said that his cultivation is quite high and profound. It is quite a puzzle as to why he interfered in this matter; also it appears his friendship with the Head runs deep.”
This caused Yang Kai to contemplate a bit. “Old Man Meng is someone who grabs feathers from a flying goose, and wouldn’t act if there wasn’t any profit in sight. This type of brain-wracking idea is most likely for a reason regarding the bigger picture. But no matter what it is, he did help us, so we should pay a trip to him to thank him at least and take this opportunity to see what he actually wants to do.”
“Senior speaks the truth; we were waiting for Senior so we could go together.” Su Mu replied.
“Let’s go now.”
Some things should not be delayed, so this group walked majestically off towards the Contribution Hall like they were charging off to battle.
In the Contribution Hall, Treasurer Meng was actually not sleeping, but sitting straight behind the counter smiling. As he smiled, he looked at Yang Kai and others who had just walked in; it was like he was expecting them.
Su Mu followed Yang Kai in with a smile, hiding his true thoughts. “Good day to Grandpa Meng!”[This is how they addressed me now? It used to be “Damn old man”. But now, *Ha.* I guess even the little brat Su Mu will not dare to call me that anymore.]
Treasurer Meng lightly chuckled. “This child is quite polite.”
*Hee hee* Su Mu said with a bit of embarrassment.
“You have come to say your thanks?”
*En.* They all nodded their heads.
“Then that’s fine, only little Yang Kai needs to stay, the rest of you can all scram!”
“Yes!” Su Mu and the rest replied without hesitation and before the places they stood in could heat up, they had all quickly retreated from the Contribution Hall. By then, they had all realised the reason why Treasurer Meng had aided them was because of Yang Kai. Otherwise, why would he have only asked Yang Kai to stay behind?[It must have been the reason as to why did he help Senior Brother Yang.] They concluded.
Inside the Contribution Hall, Yang Kai was also a bit suspicious. “Treasurer Meng, what are you scheming?”
He didn’t talk in circles and directly voiced the suspicions in his heart.
Meng Wu Ya only laughed and then walked out from behind the counter. Clasping both hands he started to walk in circles around Yang Kai, and only after a few revolutions did he lift up his head and ask “What do you think I am scheming?”
“I don’t know.” Yang Kai rolled his eyes while thinking if he knew the answer, would he ask needs to ask.
Meng Wu Ya replied. “Since you are this honest and do not talk in circles. You should be someone who knows how to pay his debts. So, since I helped you this time, I want to you help me with one little favour.”
Yang Kai knitted his eyebrows together “A favour I can help you with?”
Treasurer Meng’s cultivation was high and profound, so if he couldn’t do it, how could Yang Kai possibly do it?
Like he could see through Yang Kai’s worries, Treasurer Meng smiled. “Don’t worry because there isn’t much danger at all. If you do as I say, not only will there be no danger, you will actually gain many rewards.”
Yang Kai was able to see that when Treasurer Meng said those last words, his face showed a bit of sadness.
“Helping you complete this favour, there are also conditions?” Yang Kai was a bit puzzled. When he was asking for a favour, he still put so many conditions up.
Treasurer Meng slowly explained. “Not only do you have to comply with my conditions, you also have to make the opposite party completely satisfied.”
“So troublesome, I won’t do it.” Spinning on his heels, Yang Kai started to leave.
“Don’t!” Treasurer Meng cried out in worry. He had finally found someone who fit his requirements, how could he let him leave like that?
“Little Yang Kai, you can’t be like this ah. If you let water drip, then it will repay you by giving you a spring pond. No matter what, this Senior is your benefactor! So, how could you just disappoint me like this?”
“Then don’t walk around in circles. Speak out the truth and if I can help you I will help you. If I cannot, I will find someone else to help you.”
“Stretch out your hand, I want to test out your Yuan Qi.” Treasurer Meng didn’t dare to drag it out any further and directly stated what he needed.
Yang Kai looked at him suspiciously as he stretched out his hand. He was convinced that Treasurer Meng was going to do something harmful to him
Meng Wu Ya used two fingers and placed them on Yang Kai’s wrist, then with a solemn face he started probe about. His face was a flurry of expressions, the first one was indifference, the next one was stern, while the one after that was amazement, and finally, he looked flabbergasted.
“Good, good, good! Such strong and pure Yang Yuan Qi!” Retracting his hand, Meng Wu Ya was overjoyed at this unexpected discovery.
“This favour is related to me training my Yuan Qi?” Yang Kai guessed.
“Naturally they are related.” Meng Wu Ya vigorously nodded his head, “Otherwise, why would I come and ask you. Little Yang Kai, I will ask you another question and you must answer honestly.”
Meng Wu Ya suddenly became really embarrassed as his eyes flitted to and fro. After thinking for quite some time about his word choice, he asked in a nervous but anticipating tone. “You are still a boy right?”
(Silavin: AKA. Have you done the bang-bang yet?)
Because he was too nervous, Meng Wu Ya’s neck was stretched out quite far as he pushed his face in front of Yang Kai’s; both his eyes fixed on him.
Yang Kai immediately retreated two steps, then three more. Following that, goosebumps rose all over his body and his body shivered as he asked with extreme vigilance. “What are you doing?”[This old thing, could it be that he had some special disposition? This question was far too nonsensical!]
“Why have you retreated so far? It isn’t like this senior is going to eat you!” Meng Wu Ya chased Yang Kai, once he backed him into a corner he asked in a mysteriously low voice again. “Are really still a boy or not?”
“What do you really want to do?” Yang Kai adopted a ‘if you dare do anything I will take you down with me’ type of pose.
“What do you think this Senior is?” When Meng Wu Ya saw Yang Kai’s position, he finally realised what Yang Kai was thinking or thought he had meant when he had asked him. Not only did his face turn red, he also retreated a few steps, “It isn’t like this at all, you little brat. You are so dirty minded!”