Zhao Ya pushed the fruit back and said, “Aunt Lu, I still have Uncle Yang’s portion.”
She picked twelve fruits from Star Vision Peak and gave eight to Aunt Lu and Granny Zhou, as well as four for Uncle Yang.
“What you keep is yours, what I give is mine, it’s different,” Yu Lu insisted.
Zhao Ya thought for a moment before accepting the two Spirit Fruits and chuckling, “Aunt Lu, why don’t you come with us to find Uncle Yang?”
Yu Lu stretched out her hand and tapped her forehead, “Silly girl, what nonsense are you spouting? Why should i go find him?”
“If we see Uncle Yang later, does Aunt Lu have anything to tell him?” Zhao Ya asked.
Yu Lu thought for a moment before shaking her head.
In the end, the two children still set out. After walking a long distance and looking back, they could still see two figures looking towards them from the town entrance.
“Xiao Ya, why did Mother call you over?” Zhao Yebai asked.
Zhao Ya said, “Aunt Lu left two fruits for me to pass to Uncle Yang.”
Zhao Yebai couldn’t help laughing, “Granny also left two for me.”
“I wonder how Uncle Yang is doing now,” Zhao Ya looked into the distance. Before Uncle Yang left, he had left behind an address, but the two children had never heard of it before, so they didn’t know if they would be able to meet again.
“Xiao Ya, there’s something I’ve always been curious about.” Zhao Yebai seemed to have thought of something and wore a puzzled look.
“What is it?” Zhao Ya turned to look at him.
Zhao Yebai asked, “What do you think Senior’s name is? We’ve been on the mountain for thirteen years, but I don’t think we know Senior’s name.”
Zhao Ya shook her head, “I don’t know. Master never said it, and when the Square Master and Elders came to pay their respects, they all called him Supreme Elder. No one ever called him by his name.”
Zhao Yebai replied, “I did ask Miao Feiping, but he wasn’t too clear about it. He only heard Elder Guan mention that Senior’s surname is Yang!”
“The same surname as Uncle Yang?” Zhao Ya was surprised.
Zhao Yebai chuckled, “There’s more than one surname, have you ever observed that Senior looks very similar to Uncle Yang just by looking at his back?”
Zhao Ya curled her lips, “But Master is far worse than Uncle Yang.”
One of them took good care of them like they were his own children, while the other had a twisted personality and would often punish Brother Xiaobai. How could they compare?
Along the way, the young man and young woman’s horizons were broadened, allowing them to experience many local customs and anecdotes.
However, for the two people who lived on the mountain all year round, if they weren’t proficient in the ways of the world, they would always suffer losses.
Along the way, Zhao Ya had helped the strong and helped the weak, had acted heroically, and had also nearly failed miserably. Zhao Ya’s appearance was extremely beautiful, causing the two of them to encounter some kind of trouble.
In the past, she had been drugged in a black shop and nearly fainted. In the end, it was Zhao Ya who noticed something was wrong and decisively killed all the people in the black shop, causing her to fall into a coma for three days.
After experiencing so much, the two of them had gradually grown up. It was only now that they realized that the people outside weren’t as amiable as Uncle Yang and the elders on the mountain. The greed and deceit of human nature were the most difficult to guard against.
In Qingfeng Town, after half a year, the two of them finally arrived.
The reason they came here was because when Uncle Yang left the Seven Stars Collection, the address he left behind was Qingfeng Town.
It seemed like his hometown was in Qingfeng Town.
The town wasn’t very big, but many cultivators had just entered because there was a Spirit Sea Palace several hundred kilometers away. Spirit Sea Palace was considered a first class Sect in the entire Void Continent. The Palace Master had a powerful Second Order Emperor Realm cultivation and two Elders with First Order Emperor Realm cultivation.
The two of them entered Qingfeng Town and found an inn to settle down in. Zhao Yebai excitedly asked the shopkeeper for some information about Uncle Yang, but to no avail. Although he was somewhat disappointed, since he had already arrived at Qingfeng Town, it was only a matter of time before he found Uncle Yang.
After resting for the night, the two of them began to wander around the town, asking everyone they met, including restaurants, tea houses, and so on.
However, after several days of hard work, there was still no news.
Everyone in Qingfeng Town had never heard of Yang Kai.
Zhao Yebai wanted to find out more about the Glutinous Rice Dumpling. After all, Uncle Yang had set up his stall in the Seven Stars Collection for many years and had also learned the Glutinous Rice Dumpling from granny. If he returned to Qingfeng Town, it was highly likely he would have to resume his old job and raise his family.
With this investigation, he was able to glean some information.
Inside the inn, Zhao Yebai returned excitedly and pushed open the door, “Xiao Ya, I know where Uncle Yang is.”
“Found it?” Zhao Ya asked in surprise.
“Most likely,” Zhao Yebai smiled and said, “Someone told me that thirty kilometers outside Qingfeng Town, there is a family that comes to town every few days to sell well-made glutinous rice dumpling. From what I heard, their appearance and age are quite similar.”
“You want to go now?” Zhao Ya looked at him.
Zhao Yebai nodded heavily. It had been thirteen years and he couldn’t wait to see Uncle Yang again.
The two of them immediately paid for their rooms and flew off in the direction they had found out.
Zhao Ya’s True Element Stage had reached the Ninth Order, and after half a year of experience, Zhao Yebai had finally broken through and reached the Qi Transformation Stage.
Thirty kilometers, it only took an incense stick’s worth of time to arrive.
It was a village-like place with dozens of families leaning against mountains and rivers. At the front of the village was a large manor, seemingly belonging to a well-off family.
At this time, it was mealtime, and smoke was rising from every house.
As soon as Zhao Yebai entered the village, he sniffed and excitedly said, “It’s the smell of a glutinous rice dumpling, it must be Uncle Yang!”
Zhao Ya also nodded.
The two of them followed the scent and arrived in front of a house. Zhao Yebai couldn’t wait any longer and shouted, “Uncle Yang, Uncle Yang!”
In the kitchen, a burly man walked out and stared at the two of them in surprise, “Who are you looking for?”
Zhao Yebai stepped forward and respectfully bowed, “Uncle, may I ask if Yang Kai lives here?”
The man shook his head, “I’ve never heard of him.”
Zhao Yebai was surprised, “Then who made this glutinous rice dumpling?”
“Are you here to buy glutinous rice dumpling? I made these,” The man smiled.
Zhao Yebai looked at him carefully and found that his figure was somewhat similar to Uncle Yang’s and his age should be about the same.
“Since the two child like to eat, I’ll give you some,” The man said before turning around and entering the kitchen. When he came out again, he was already holding a few glutinous rice dumpling and handing them to Zhao Yebai.
Zhao Yebai instinctively took it and asked, “Uncle, have you really never heard of Yang Kai?”
The man shook his head and said, “There’s no one in this village with the surname Yang. If you don’t believe me, you can go to the village head and ask him. His child cultivates in Spirit Sea Palace and is quite knowledgeable. Perhaps he knows something we don’t.”
As he spoke, he pointed towards the manor in front of them.
Zhao Yebai glanced back and nodded, “Many thanks for Uncle’s guidance.”
Zhao Yebai and Zhao Ya didn’t take for his things for free, they left some money behind before leaving.
The two of them went straight to the manor which seemed out of place with the atmosphere of the entire village.
This manor was very large, an ordinary family definitely wouldn’t have this kind of wealth, but since there was someone from this family cultivating in Spirit Sea Palace, it wasn’t surprising.
He gently knocked on the door and waited for a long time before someone opened it. A middle-aged man in an official uniform poked his head out and when he saw Zhao Yebai and Zhao Ya, his eyes couldn’t help lighting up, especially when seeing Zhao Ya. Although Zhao Ya’s face was covered with a light veil, concealing her peerless beauty so as to avoid unnecessary trouble, her temperament was not something an ordinary person could possess.
“Who are the two of you looking for?” The man asked. Although he was an ordinary person who had never cultivated before, because there was someone in his family who cultivated in Spirit Sea Palace, he had come into contact with cultivators before, so he didn’t show any fear.
“Uncle, the villagers say you’re experienced and knowledgeable, so I want to ask you about someone.”
The man smiled and said, “I don’t dare claim to be knowledgeable, but I know a bit more than ordinary people. Who do you want to inquire about?”
Zhao Yebai reported Yang Kai’s name.
The man frowned and thought for a moment before shaking his head, “I’ve never heard of this person.”
Zhao Yebai said anxiously, “Impossible!”
The man couldn’t help laughing, “I’ve really never heard of him. I’m quite familiar with the people from the dozen or so villages within a hundred kilometer radius of Qinfeng Town. If there were, I would definitely remember.”
“How could there not be?!” Zhao Yebai’s face was filled with disappointment. Before Uncle Yang left, the address he left behind was obviously Qinfeng Town.
“Are you two Disciples of Spirit Sea Palace?” The man asked.
Zhao Ya shook her head, “No, we came from outside.”
“You're not from Spirit Sea Palace?” The man frowned. He had thought these two were from Spirit Sea Palace, but he had been mistaken.
Zhao Yebai didn’t give up and said, “Uncle, do you want to think about it again? I, Uncle Yang…”
“If I say i don't know, then i don't! Who knows what kind of Uncle Yang or Uncle Dog you are talking about!” The man was originally quite amiable, but after learning that these two weren’t cultivators from Spirit Sea Palace, he immediately became impatient.
Saying so, he slammed the door shut, nearly smashing Zhao Yebai’s nose.
A fierce light flashed across Zhao Ya’s eyes, but remembering that the other party was just an ordinary person, she grit her teeth and endured.
“Brother Xiao Bai, let’s go, Uncle Yang isn’t here,” Zhao Ya pulled Zhao Yebai.
Zhao Yebai’s face was filled with despair, his great hope turning into disappointment, something he found difficult to accept.
On the way back to Qinfeng Town, Zhao Ya saw that Zhao Yebai was silent and couldn’t help consoling him, “Since Uncle Yang left his address here before he left, it must be here. If we search more, we’ll definitely be able to find it.”
TO BE CONTINUED...