Chapter 2062 – Rong Clan’s Difficulties
Mister Hua’s complexion was very dark. Zhao Hai has never seen such black complexion before. He couldn’t help but be reminded of his suntanned brothers on Earth.
However, this was the least of Zhao Hai’s concerns. Mister Hua has always looked at him with an unpleasant gaze. He wanted to kick him out of the team from the beginning. Although Zhao Hai didn’t care about the mission and was already paid, Mister Hua’s conduct still made him feel disgusted.
Someone ruined his mood, if Zhao Hai didn’t do the same to the other party, then he would be unfair to himself. Therefore, Zhao Hai followed behind the Rong Clan’s group from a distance of five meters. If the Rong Clan moved, he moved, if they stopped, he stopped. He neither left nor abandoned them, causing Mister Hua’s expression to worsen even more.
Mister Hua wanted to deal with Zhao Hai, but he couldn’t do it right now. He just offended Steward Gui over Zhao Hai. Although Mister Hua was arrogant, he understood his place in the Rong Clan. Compared to him, the Rong Clan trusted those with the clan’s surname.
Moreover, the carriage was carrying the young miss. If he continues to provoke Zhao Hai, Steward Gui will use his status to pressure him in the clan. Then his life would no longer be smooth.
Watching the person he loathed following closely behind, and not being able to do anything, Mister Hua’s mood dropped to the lowest point. He was a prideful person and he didn’t like Steward Gui’s treatment of Zhao Hai. Zhao Hai should have stayed in the group, but now the result was far from what he expected, which made him angry.
As they moved forward, the skies began to turn dark. Finally, they arrived at a small village. Seeing that the weather was beginning to turn unfavorable, Steward Gui decided to stay in the small village.
The village had about 200 families. It was divided between two clans. But this information has nothing to do with Zhao Hai. No matter which clan they were from, they would have to be respectful towards cultivators.
Zhao Hai didn’t enter the village with the Rong Clan. Steward Gui and the others entered first and chose the best house in the village. They gave the money to the village chief to arrange food and accommodation.
Zhao Hai entered the village afterward. The people from the village thought that Zhao Hai was with the Rong Clan. He looked for an ordinary family within the village and gave them money to borrow their home.
Although the village didn’t understand why their remote place would have so many cultivators all of sudden, they didn’t ask. They knew very well that there were things that they shouldn’t know.
With Zhao Hai giving his money to the family, the family naturally needs to prepare food and drinks. Naturally, this isolated place wouldn’t have anything delicious. Fortunately, Zhao Hai doesn’t care about this. If he wanted to eat something delicious, then he would just take some food out of the Space. He doesn’t mind eating authentic village food once in a while.
As the family was preparing food for Zhao Hai, Rong San’s voice was heard from outside, “Brother Hai? Are you there?”
Zhao Hai quickly responded, “Brother San, I’m here. Come in!” Rong San opened the door and entered the courtyard. Zhao Hai’s place wasn’t very big. It was owned by a family of three along with an old man and a daughter-in-law. So it was a house fit for five people.
As he entered the courtyard, Rong San looked around and nodded, “It’s pretty good. It’s clean as well. Brother, let’s go. Uncle Gui said to call you over for some food. We bought a lot of delicious food in Magnificent Dragon City. Let’s have some drinks together.”
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “It’s fine, Brother San. There’s no need. I don’t want to look at that person’s ugly face. I also don’t want to make it awkward for Uncle Gui.”
Rong San coldly snorted and said, “You don’t have to care about those bastards. They’re outsiders. They can’t do anything to us. Let’s go, Uncle Gui specifically asked me to call you.” Hearing Rong San, he knew the reason why Mister Hua was looking unfavorably towards him. This involved the struggles between the Rong Clan’s members and its guest members.
Zhao Hai has no plans to be involved in this matter, but Steward Gui has been good to him. And with Mister Hua embarrassing him, Zhao Hai would naturally lean to one side. One side was a friend while the other side was an enemy.
When Zhao Hai and Rong San arrived at the Village Chief’s courtyard, Mister Hua was currently chatting with the guards. Seeing Mister Hua’s face, Zhao Hai knew that they were talking about something sinister, and it might have something to do with him.
Seeing Zhao Hai entering with Rong San, killing intent appeared in Mister Hua’s eyes. But this was something that Zhao Hai has seen countless times before, so he didn’t care about it and entered the room with Rong San.
It was a room with two beds inside. Seeing those beds, Zhao Hai knew that it belonged to Rong San and Steward Gui. The two were Rong Clan members, so they were closer compared to the rest. It was normal for them to rest inside the same room.
Rong San asked Zhao Hai to sit down. Then after handing him a cup of water, he said, “Brother, drink some water first. Steward Gui went to the village chief to prepare the food. Ever since the young miss was poisoned, Steward Gui has been very strict. No matter who cooked it, he would inspect the food and feed it to the beast first. But because of this, he has less time to see you.”
Zhao Hai smiled and said, “There’s no need for Uncle Gui to see me. Since he’s so busy, Uncle Gui should also be quite tired. Right, Brother San, I’ve been wondering. If the young miss wants to see her relatives, there should be no reason to place her in so much danger. Her relatives could come over instead. It seems strange to me.” Zhao Hai wanted to probe the Rong Clan. Rong San was a bit muddle-headed, but it was better to talk to him than Steward Gui.
Rong Sand didn’t disappoint him, he replied, “Actually, the young miss isn’t going to visit relatives. Instead, it’s for an intimate meeting. This meeting is very important to the Rong Clan. So it’s necessary for her to go.”
Zhao Hai was stunned, “The young miss is going to an intimate meeting? Who is the other party? The relationship between the Tyrant Blade Sect and the Rong Clan is very good. Is there a need to look for someone else outside?”
Rong San forced a smile and said, “Our Rong Clan indeed has a good relationship with the Tyrant Blade Sect, but our cultivators have no real say in the sect. There are plenty of families that want to drive our clan out of the sect. So to gain a stable foothold in the sect, this intimate meeting has been arranged. The young miss will meet Flycloud City branch’s Huo Ban, an inner disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect. With Lord Huo on our side, the Rong Clan will have another backer in the Tyrant Blade Sect. Then our clan’s position will be more stable.”
Zhao Hai knit his brows. He didn’t expect this to be the reason. And he couldn’t understand the thoughts of the Rong Clan. It must be known that cultivators rarely paired up with mortals here in the True Spirit Realm. Because a cultivator lived long lives, their mortal partners will die early in their lives. And no cultivator was willing to see their partner grow old and die in front of their eyes.
Cultivators also have feelings. There were cultivators who fell in love with mortals. However, while cultivators have long lives, mortals could only live from 100 to 200 years. When a mortal’s lifespan ends, their cultivator partner would still have a long lifespan. Seeing their partner die of old age would cause anyone pain, whether they be mortals or cultivators. And for cultivators, this pain might result into a heart’s demon. This would affect the cultivator’s future path.
As stories about these situations spread out, the number of cultivators who married mortals rapidly decreased. So the Rong Clan’s young miss marrying an inner disciple of the Tyrant Blade Sect was somewhat incomprehensible to Zhao Hai.
Although the Rong Clan wasn’t a traditional cultivator family, they still have members among them who became disciples of the Tyrant Blade Sect. They shouldn’t be unaware of the stories. So why would they send their young miss to Flycloud City? This would ruin the young miss’ life.
Seeing Zhao Hai’s frown, Rong San immediately knew what he was thinking. He sighed and patted Zhao Hai’s shoulder as he said, “The young miss has a pure yin body, which is a great help to cultivators. The Hu Clan has paid a great price to purchase an Ageless Pill for the young miss. This way, the young miss’s appearance wouldn’t change her entire life. This is also something that daughters of the clan have to do. For the Rong Clan to develop, there would be people who need to be sacrificed.”
Zhao Hai let out a sigh. He has seen too many situations like these, and now he saw another one. He could only feel sympathy towards the young miss. As a member of the Rong Clan, she enjoyed the privileges that ordinary people couldn’t, but she also needed to bear the responsibilities that mortals don’t bear.
Seeing that Zhao Hai didn’t make any noise, Rong San didn’t know what to say. To be honest, the Rong Clan had no choice over this decision. Although the Rong Clan have members in the Tyrant Blade Sect, their status wasn’t high. The highest position they held was that of an elder. However, these elders were already late in their lives, nobody knows how much longer they have left to live. Additionally, although the Rong Clan has worked hard over the years, the annual income of the Tyrant Blade Sect didn’t increase. By this point, several other merchant families had appeared and cooperated with the Tyrant Blade Sect. And these people have done a very good job. These merchant families were now challenging the status of the Rong Clan. So the Rong Clan can only use this move to improve their situations.