Chapter 1323 – Can’t Retire
When Zhao Hai and Margaret returned to their villa, they discovered that Zheng Yun was now cleaning the kitchen.
Zhao Hai looked at Zheng Yun and then sighed. Meanwhile, Margaret smiled faintly and then walked to the kitchen. Zhao Hai sat down on the sofa in the living room. As he sat down, he suddenly heard a knock from outside. Zhao Hai made the robot open the door, to see Zheng Li on the other side.
Zhao Hai immediately stood up and welcomed Zheng Li in. Zheng Li looked at Zheng Yun who was laughing with Margaret in the kitchen and couldn’t help but sigh, then he turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, I heard about what happened. It seems like some people are targeting the Ashley Family. Is this true?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Yes. It’s possible that it’s the other realms. But at this point, we aren’t able to confirm. But you don’t have to worry about it, I’ll deal with it. Right, how have you been doing? Have you adapted well?”
Zheng Li laughed and said, “Adapted, very well adapted. Life here is much better compared to the Cultivation Realm. And because of our relationship with you, they’ve been taking care of us well.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “That’s good. Actually, now that I’m back, I have something to discuss with you. It’s about your future residence.”
Zheng Li calmed down. To be honest, even if their current situation was good, it still felt foreign to them. This wasn’t because the Bone Symbol Camp has been treating them badly. Conversely, the Bone Symbol Camp has been taking care of them very well. But in the end, this was still the domain of the Ashley Family. Zhao Hai was just someone from the Ahsley Family, he didn’t have so much control over the area. Therefore, they still felt heavy inside their hearts.
Zhao Hai looked at Zheng Li’s expression and said, “Brother Zheng, back when I won the Beginner Competition, I was able to get a lot of rewards. I took advantage of this opportunity to ask for an unowned planet. However, that planet is not yet suitable for living in. I’m currently arranging people to transform the planet. I plan to make you live on that planet. What do you think?”
Hearing this, Zheng Li couldn’t help but repeat, “Your planet?”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Right, my planet. I completely own it. After you arrive there, you can develop however you want.”
Zheng Li thought for a moment and then said, “I can’t make this decision on my own. I’ll discuss this with others. If they agree, then naturally I won’t disagree.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright. If they like staying here, I won’t stop them either. You don’t have to force them.”
Zheng Li nodded. Then he looked at the kitchen before turning back to Zhao Hai. It was as if he had something to say but couldn’t. Zhao Hai noticed Zheng Li’s expression, he smiled bitterly and said, “She’s still young. Perhaps she wouldn’t be like this in two years. Brother Zheng, you don’t need to worry.”
Zheng Li smiled bitterly as well, then he answered, “I hope so. Alright, let’s not think about that. When are you going to leave? How are you planning to solve the family’s problem?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I should leave soon. You don’t have to worry about this matter. I’ll deal with it. By the way, it seems like Margaret and Yun’er are getting along very well.”
Zheng Li nodded with a smile. Then the two went to the kitchen. At this time, Margaret and Zheng Yun took out the dishes they had prepared. Margaret also learned to cook before. After all, having your food made by robots all the time was annoying. Naturally, her dishes couldn’t enter Zhao Hai’s eyes. After she entered the Space, she followed Meg and was able to learn how to properly cook. At the very least, her cooking was much better than before.
On the other hand, Zheng Yun was born into a poor family. Since they couldn’t afford fasting pills to eat every day, they needed to cook their own food. Zheng Yun was quite sensible when it came to preparing food. With the two working together, they were able to make six dishes. Moreover, the dishes they made looked very good.
After Zhao Hai invited everyone to take a seat, he offered a drink towards Zheng Li while Margaret talked with Zheng Yun. But from time to time, Zheng Yun would steal a glance at Zhao Hai.
When they were done eating, Zhao Hai sent Zheng Li and Zheng Yun off before taking Margaret into the Space. Laura and the others were playing while Cai’er was making the tracking tokens. Laura and the others were currently controlling the silver needles to explore the Pirate Paradise.
As soon as they saw that Zhao Hai had something to do with the Pirate Paradies, Laura and the others immediately knew what he was planning to do. So they made advance preparations and had silver needles explore the area.
Upon seeing what Laura and the others were doing, Zhao Hai smiled and said, “You really understand me. Haha. These pirates are very good and also strong. There’s also a lot of them. If we can get them to Yalei 2, then we wouldn’t have any problems.”
Laura nodded and said, “I also thought about that. Brother Hai, leave this matter to us. You should return to the Six Realms Battlefield, Captain Yuan and the others are back.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “Alright, I’m going.” Then his body moved as he went out of the Space and returned to his cave residence in the Six Realms Battlefield. Then he went out of the residence and returned to Yuan’s fort. At this time, Yuan and the others had also returned.
Yuan’s facial color didn’t look very good, but he looked much better compared to a couple of days before. Seeing him come back, people immediately surrounded him. Yuan looked at their eyes and then nodded before entering the conference hall. Naturally, Zhao Hai and the others followed behind him. Wu Yang and the others were still unaware of the conclusion. But after seeing Yuan’s expression, they guessed that things didn’t go smoothly.
After everyone was inside the conference hall, Yuan told them about the decision made by the higher-ups. He also talked about the stakes involved in this matter. Although Wu Yang and the others were angry about it, they couldn’t do anything.
Yuan turned to Zhao Hai and found that he was very calm, there was no trace of anger in his face at all. Then Yuan said, “Little Hai, I hope that you can understand the decision made. This is the best way to deal with this matter. If this problem gets dragged on, the other realms would be able to use this opportunity to their advantage.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Captain, it’s alright. I’m not angry. Actually, I already thought that this might be the result. Although the higher-ups had gone too far, we cannot go too far as well. After all, the situation in the Six Realms Battlefield is related to the entire Machine Field. If something happened in the battlefield, then the Machine Field would lose a lot. When that happens, the ones suffering the most would be the commoners of the realm. I’m actually quite relieved that it was settled this soon.”
Yuan and the others relaxed when they heard this. They had to take Zhao Hai’s reaction seriously. This was because Zhao Hai was a strong combatant with multiple methods at his disposal. Ever since he ascended, Zhao Hai has remained undefeatable.
Also, now that Yuan has decided to retire, the Lock Mountain Range needed someone else to look up to. Although Zhao Hai’s prestige was insufficient, his strength makes up for it. As long as he fights the other realms several times, his influence would rise up quickly. When the time comes, he can definitely make waves in the Lock Mountain Range. With this, Yuan could feel relieved.
Yuan nodded, then he turned his head to everyone and said, “Although this matter has been settled this way, it doesn’t mean that everything is over. I’ve discussed with Liu Zhen and the others, we are forming a Lock Mountain Range Alliance. We can select captains to be our union’s representatives. These representatives would directly talk to the Machine Field’s higher-ups on behalf of us. If they dared to do something else like this again, we would certainly fight back.”
As soon as Wu Yang and the others heard this, their eyes turned bright. They naturally understood what this alliance meant for the Lock Mountain Range. Once it was established, they would now have a proper voice in the Machine Field.
Seeing everyone nod, Yuan nodded, “Alright, let’s consider the incident over. As for the alliance, we will iron out the details later.” Everyone nodded and then left.
On the other hand, Zhao Hai didn’t leave. After everyone left, Zhao Hai took out several weapons and placed them on the table in front of Adam and the others before saying, “Captains, here are your weapons. See if you feel comfortable using it.”
Adam and the others didn’t know that the weapons that Zhao Hai made were special. But since Yuan made them do this, they didn’t decline. Now, seeing the weapons that Zhao Hai made, they held them up and inspected it carefully.
Of course, they couldn’t see anything by doing it this way. Therefore, Yuan smiled and said, “Go outside and try them out. I believe you will discover the strength of these weapons. Try them on some targets, but make sure that two weapons don’t hit each other.”
Adam and the others looked at Yuan and Liu Zhen who were smiling and they didn’t say anything. But since they were also fighters, they were particular about their weapons.
So upon hearing Yuan, they couldn’t help but satisfy their curiosity. They all stood up and went outside. Meanwhile, Yuan and Liu Zhen remained.
Now that the three had left the room, Yuan turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, you understand the overall situation, I’m relieved. What happened this time, alas, I can only forget about it. I’m also a little tired. So after the union gets established, I’ll probably retire.”
There was no surprised expression on Zhao Hai’s face, which made Yuan and Liu Zhen puzzled. Zhao Hai looked at Yuan and smiled faintly, “Actually, I somewhat expected this to happen. Captain, you have worked so hard for the Machine Field for many years. But in the end, this still happened. I thought that you might become disheartened because of this. I just didn’t expect it to come this soon.”
Yuan and Liu Zhen looked at each other. They didn’t expect Zhao Hai to say this. Zhao Hai looked at the two and said, “I have no objection to Captain’s decision to retire. However, I think Captain shouldn’t retire at this time. You have a high prestige in the Lock Mountain Range. If you retire, it would certainly send huge waves into the entire battlefield. Right now, the people in the Lock Mountain Range are still angry at the higher-ups. If you announce your retirement right now, everyone would certainly blame the higher-ups. It would be very hard to control them if they make a scene.”
Yuan and Liu Zhen couldn’t help but stare when they heard Zhao Hai. Now, even if he wanted to retire, Yuan knew that he couldn’t.
Yuan nodded and said, “Alright. It seems like I won’t be able to retire at this moment.” Yuan’s voice had a sense of exhaustion. If it was before, Yuan wouldn’t have this feeling. Even if he battled for days on end, he was still full of energy. At that time, he felt that he had endless energy. This was because he had faith in his purpose. He knew what he was fighting for and why he was working hard.
But after what just happened, Yuan discovered that his efforts had vanished into thin air. This caused Yuan to be exhausted.
Zhao Hai looked at Yuan, then he smiled faintly and said, “Captain, you can actually retire now, you don’t have to leave the Lock Mountain Range and fight. Now that we formed the union, nobody is more qualified to be its leader than you. You can focus on this matter and leave the battles to me. With you as a leader, those above us could no longer plot. I’m also confident that I can hold off the other realms.”
Zhao Hai’s words sounded like he wanted to place Yuan on a pedestal. But Yuan didn’t mind it at all. In fact, when Yuan was planning to retire, he planned to let Zhao Hai be his successor. Now that he can’t formally retire, he can only manage the internal situation of the alliance Although he’s still in the Lock Mountain Range, he wouldn’t fight and would leave that to Zhao Hai. As a result, he can still live in the Lock Mountain Range after retirement.
Yuan nodded and said, “That is also good. In any case, I’ll be retiring. I’ll take this chance to create a foundation for the Lock Mountain Range. I’ll focus on the alliance and deal with the higher-ups. This isn’t easy. Even if those fellows don’t know anything about war, they’re all top experts in plotting.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “It’s because of this that the Captain needs to act. You have battled in the Six Realms Battlefield for seven years. You should have been promoted a long time ago, but you have always been here in the frontlines. However, in turn, this allowed you to gain a lot of influence in the Lock Mountain Range. Your actions could cause waves in the mountain range. This isn’t something that those guys above could ignore. With you here, they won’t think about touching us.” As he said that the door was pushed open, then Adam and the others entered.