Chapter 1666 – Becoming Friends
There was a tall mountain whose peak was filled with white snow. It was silent and lifeless.
Suddenly, the snow moved as a small white head burrowed out of the ground. It was a snow mouse. The snow mouse ate insects and moss to live. They were one of the few animals that can survive on the cold mountain.
Suddenly someone’s voice was heard, “Brother Hai, this place is beautiful. It would be a good spot for barbecue. Why don’t we rest here?”
Another voice was heard, “Looking at the view, it’s really a good place for a barbecue.”
The snow mouse was terrified. It quickly borrowed into the snow and never appeared again. At this time, a transparent building fell into the ground. Looking inside the house, one could see several people inside surrounding a brazier. They had iron skewers in their hands that had meat on them. They were currently pointing the skewers towards the hot brazier.
Naturally, these people were Zhao Hai’s group. The house was made using Liquid Silver. The group has been playing around the Black Tiger Gang’s domain. Naturally, they went to desolate places so nobody could see them.
Today, Laura proposed having a barbecue. Meg and the others also began to prepare. Then they chose a place with good scenery to enjoy their meal. In the end, they decided to look at a snowy place while eating barbecue.
As they were roasting their meat, Laura turned to Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, the Outer Sect competition will start in one month. Do you need to prepare?”
Zhao Hai drank the ice cold beer in his hand as he smiled and said, “What preparations do I have to do? You should have seen the strength of the Black Tiger Gang’s Outer Sect. Besides those who arrived at the Foundation Establishment stage, everyone else is at the spirit refining stage. Although they’re stronger compared to other cultivators, they don’t have faith power. If I were to prepare against them, then I would become a bully. What I need to prepare is how I should act during the battles.”
Hearing Zhao Hai, Laura and the others couldn’t help but smile. Zhao Hai’s present strength could win against Inner Disciples, not to mention these Outer Disciples. If he were to be serious against these people, then he would just be bullying them.
The group continued to eat barbecue and chatted. They were very carefree. At this moment, Cai’er suddenly said, “Young Master, there’s someone. A cultivator.”
Zhao Hai stared, then he asked, “Only one person? How strong are they?”
Cai’er knit her brows and said, “It should be the Spirit Refining Level, or Core Formation. From what it looks like, this person isn’t from the Black Tiger Gang.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “Alright. You go back to the Space first. I’ll stay behind to see why a Core Formation Cultivator dared to go into the Black Tiger Gang’s domain.” Cai’er and the others nodded before their bodies flashed and returned to the Space. Only Zhao Hai was left. He took back the house and sat cross legged in mid-air. He had a cup of wine in his hand but he didn’t drink.
Before long, Zhao Hai saw someone’s shadow from a distance. This person also detected Zhao Hai, but he didn’t stop. Instead, he sped up towards Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai didn’t move and just looked at the person’s direction. So before long, the person appeared in front of him. When he saw this man, Zhao Hai understood why Cai’er said that he wasn’t from the Black Tiger Gang. This man was dressed in red cultivator robes and also had red hair. He was quite handsome, but his face showed and arrogant expression.
But as he looked further into the person, Zhao Hai was surprised. This was because he couldn’t feel any danger from this person nor did he feel any hostility. Zhao Hai also noticed that the person’s arrogant expression seemed fake. It shouldn’t be this person’s usual behavior.
The person was also observing Zhao Hai. He wanted to see Zhao Hai’s reaction. It must be known that his current behavior was a standard for the Roaring Flame Sect. It should be known that the Roaring Flame Sect and the Black Tiger Fang were in conflict. Whenever disciples of these two sects meet, unless there was a huge gap in strength, the two sides would fight. Killing one another was normal.
The man wanted to see how Zhao Hai would react upon seeing him. Would he fight immediately or run away?
Surprisingly, Zhao Hai continued to calmly sit cross-legged in place. He had a slight frown but had no hostility in his face. The man couldn’t help but be curious about Zhao Hai. He couldn’t help but want to provoke him.
With an arrogant expression, he laughed loudly and said, “I didn’t expect to meet a kid from the Black Tiger Gang just as I got out of the Valley of Fire. Kid, I’ll let you go if you kowtow to me.”
Zhao Hai looked at the man and then smiled as he said, “Brother, stop pretending. You don’t know how to act at all. I’m afraid you’re not even from the Roaring Flame Sect.”
As soon as the man heard Zhao Hai, his expression couldn’t help but pause. He thought that Zhao Hai was bluffing him, but it doesn’t seem to be the case. Zhao Hai had a smile on his face. He definitely wasn’t bluffing.
The arrogant look on his face disappeared. He looked at Zhao Hai and asked, “Who are you? How can you tell that I’m pretending?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Simple, your body doesn’t exude any hostility. Moreover, although you look arrogant, it’s clear to me that you’re acting. Because of this, I concluded that you’re not from the Roaring Flame Sect. If you were, then it’s impossible that you won’t be hostile towards me.”
The man looked at Zhao Hai, then after some time he laughed and said, “Hahaha. Good. Good. I’m from the First Darkness Hall, Han Buli.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Handyman Hall, Zhao Hai.”
When Han Buli heard Zhao Hai, he couldn’t help but be surprised. He said, “Are you really from the Handyman Hall? No, there are only old Elders in charge of the Hall. With your strength, you can’t be an elder. You should be in the Outer Sect. Almost all Outer Disciples of the Handyman Hall are stewards. But you don’t look like a steward. Moreover, a steward isn’t free enough to go to a place like this to drink.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Handyman Hall’s Watcher of the Ignored Valley, Zhao Hai.”
“Ignored Valley? You’re the watchman of the Ignored Valley? How is that possible? When can the Ignored Valley’s watchman be so free? If you leave, what would happen to the trash? If you don’t take care of the trash, you will be punished.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I know dark magic and can turn people into Undead. Leaving two Undead in the Ignored Valley to take care of the trash is enough.”
Han Buli understood. Then he laughed loudly and said, “Brother, I didn’t expect you to have such capabilities. Everyone regards the Ignored Valley as a place of exile. But here you are. It has become a good place for you. Hahaha. With the Undead to take care of the trash, you can do whatever you want. Right, Brother, how did you get stuck at the Ignored Valley?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I have been careless and offended someone. Haha, Brother, come over and have a drink.” After he said that, Zhao Hai took another glass and took out a bottle of wine. He filled the glass and handed the wine over to Han Buli.
When Han Buli saw Zhao Hai’s action, he was slightly stunned. Then he looked at the glass of wine and finally took it. He raised the glass towards Zhao Hai and said, “Cheers!”
Zhao Hai was surprised. He didn’t expect this man to receive and drink his wine. They weren’t familiar with each other. Among cultivators, even brothers of the same sect would guard against each other. Not to mention two people who just met. The man’s actions truly surprised Zhao Hai.
Zhao Hai watched the man drink the wine and said, “Aren’t you afraid that I have poisoned the wine? We just met. You’re really courageous.”
Han Buli looked at Zhao Hai and then smiled as he answered, “Don’t you know what the Darkness Hall does? We’re all trained to detect poison. Just a look and we can tell. We have also undergone anti-poison training. Ordinary poison cannot affect us.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I really don’t know much about the Darkness Hall. Actually, I’m a Battle Slave. I just finished my first battle. But since I offended someone, I was sent to the Ignored Valley. I really am unaware of the matters of the sect.”
Han Buli stared at Zhao Hai and said, “You’re a Battle Slave? And your sent to the Ignored Valley after your first battle? Is this possible? Isn’t there a rule that Battle Slaves need to win 10 battles? How did you become an Outer Sect Disciples after just one battle?”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “I don’t know, I offended some people. Moreover, I’m quite strong. It won’t be difficult for me to win 10 battles. It’s better to deal with me early so that nobody would notice my disappearance.”
Han Buli knit his brows. This wasn’t something that a First Darkness Hall Disciple can solve. Although he also had some influence, someone who can promote a Battle Slave to the Outer Sect ahead of time wasn’t to be trifled with either. He can’t meddle in this matter.
Zhao Hai looked at Han Buli and said, “Brother Han, I hope that you don’t tell anyone about today’s matter. Otherwise, there will be huge trouble. After today, I’ll ask Brother Han to forget our meeting.”
Han Buli looked at Zhao Hai, he smiled bitterly as he nodded and said, “Alright, I won’t tell anybody. But I think it’s good to stay in the Ignored Valley. Even if someone comes to replace you, you won’t accept it, won’t you?”
Han Buli looked at Zhao Hai while Zhao Hai looked at Han Buli, then the two suddenly laughed. Zhao Hai poured Han Buli another glass of wine. Then the two raised their cups and took a drink. Sometimes, becoming friends was that simple.