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Chapter 421 – Doesn't Need a Reason

Trezebo looked at Zhao Hai and said, "For mister to leave immediately, it seems like a really important matter. Can I do something to help?"

Zhao Hai shook his head and said, "We'll handle this matter ourselves. I just came to say my farewells to the City Lord before we leave."

Seeing Zhao Hai's reaction, Trezebo decided that there was nothing he could do. So he just nodded and said, "Alright, then mister must go immediately. If there's anything I can do, then don't hesitate and tell me. Even if I'm busy, I'll try my best to help."

Zhao Hai smiled, "Very well, if the time comes, I won't be polite. Well then, I'll go take my leave."

When Zhao Hai left the City Lord's Mansion, Shue and Shun were already outside. The three immediately rode the carriage that Trezebo prepared and hurried towards the pier.

After arriving at the pier, they immediately boarded the Haven. This was also just a way to let people see that they left Jade Water City using their ship.

Shortly after they arrived at the Haven, Laura and the others also arrived. They told him that Mu'en was already informed. Zhao Hai left the five ships that they had stolen from the Markey Family behind Jade Water City.

Zhao Hai didn't know, but after he left Jade Water City, Trezebo immediately asked his people to see what happened that made Zhao Hai very anxious to leave. At the same time, he also wrote a letter to Charlie.

Trezebo knew how much importance Charlie had attached to Zhao Hai. After seeing Zhao Hai so anxious, Trezebo understood that he must have ran into a very thorny matter otherwise he wouldn't be acting like this. This also made Trezebo very concerned.

At this time, Zhao Hai was sitting inside the cabin while looking at the monitor. He was very annoyed right now, he actually didn't want to see Smith at this time. However, he didn't expect the Calci Family to be very imposing. But reason told him that he needed to endure this time and go take a look at what Smith had planned.

Laura and the others were also closely observing the monitor, in reality, they weren't actually worried about the 9th rank experts of the Calci Family. They believed that with Zhao Wen and Cai'er, even if the other party came with three or four 9th ranks, they could still find ways to kill them. But the Calci Family cannot afford to send that many experts for just this matter, so naturally they wouldn't send that much to deal with Zhao Hai.

But although they weren't worried about their safety, they need to consider the impact this matter would bring. After all, they aren't a huge power in the continent, they cannot provide anything that could threaten the Calci Family.

The Blood Hawk was quick, after several hours, it finally arrived at Sky Water City. The city didn't have a curfew, so the streets were still quite active even if it was already evening.

Zhai Hai made the Blood Hawk place the Ghost Staff outside the city, then they immediately went there from the Space to proceed towards the City Lord's Mansion. But Zhao Hai didn't ride his eye-catching bull-pulled carriage. Instead, he released some horses from the Space and rode them towards the Mansion's direction.

At this time, Zhao Hai and the others already changed their clothes to those that ordinary warriors wore. Only Meg was different since she wore a Mage's robe. When people saw them dressed like this, they could only assume that they were young nobles who went out to play, so they didn't pay Zhao Hai's group any more attention.

Zhao Hai and the others arrived at Sky Water City's Mansion quickly. The mansion looked just like what it did before. Zhao Hai sent the Blood Hawk to deliver his letter to Smith telling him that they would be waiting at the mansion's side entrance.

Sure enough, not long after the arrived, Phil opened the door to the mansion. Zhao Hai immediately jumped down from his horse and looked at Phil, "Uncle Phil, the matter has become very troublesome, how would Brother Smith deal with it?"

Phil looked at Zhao Hai strangely, "The City Lord will tell you, please come inside." Then he brought Zhao Hai and the others to the mansion's living room.

Smith was already waiting for Zhao Hai there, at the same time, he didn't think that Zhao Hai would arrive this quickly. When he saw Zhao Hai outside the room, he immediately went and invited him in as Phil served them some tea. Smith looked at Zhao Hai and said, "I didn't expect you to come this quickly. How did you do it?"

Zhao Hai replied with a serious voice, "Before I answer, let's talk first. How could the situation arrive here? Does the family really want me dead that they were even prepared to send a 9th rank expert after me?"

Smith smiled bitterly, "I didn't think that the family would respond like this as well. Unfortunately for them, they informed me."

Zhao Hai looked at Smith and said, "How are you planning to solve this problem? If you can't, then we'll do it my way."

Smith stared at Zhao Hai, he was puzzled, "Your way? Do you have a method to solve it?"

Zhao Hai's eyes flashed a cold light, "Killing the 9th rank they send out. Let's see how many 9th ranks the family is prepared to lose in dealing with me."

Smith almost stood up, his eyes were set on Zhao Hai. He understood from Zhao Hai's words that he had the power to kill 9th rank experts.

This made Smith very surprised.  9th rank experts aren't people who were easy to please. Ordinary Clans wouldn't even have a 9th rank to take care of them.

Smith looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Are you sure? We're talking about 9th ranks here, not 8th ranks."

Zhao Hai coldly snorted, "I'm speaking the truth. If the Calci Family were to send one 9th rank after me, he will definitely die. If they send two, they will die as well. To be frank, as long as they don't send five 9th ranks, everything they send will just be exterminated. I can assure you that I will stay intact, but I cannot say the same for your Calci Family."

Smith stared, then his complexion turned ugly, "What? Are you threatening me?"

Cold lights passed through Zhao Hai's eyes, "You all want to take my life and I can't even say threatening sentences? Are you afraid?"

Smith looked at Zhao Hai and suddenly laughed, "Good, young man, your words are very good, hahaha. Alright, I'll tell you my method."

Seeing that Zhao Hai was determined, Smith couldn't help but calm down, "Looking at your appearance, you don't really want to be enemies with our Calci Family.  Am I right?"

Zhao Hai nodded, "I don't want to. To be honest, I'm not afraid of the people from your family, I'm not actually afraid of your Calci Family. But I don't want to get in trouble with the Rosen Empire. I have a lot of things in my hand, but they still needed to be turned into money to provide for what I need. Currently, other than the Rosen Empire, the influence of the Radiant Church is very strong in the continent. And since the church is my mortal enemy, doing business on other nations would be very difficult. This is the reason why I don't want to get driven away from Rosen Empire. If there's a way to avoid fighting with your Calci Family, then I would prefer that. If I have no means of getting money, then things would be very hard for me."

Smith nodded and said, "Looks like I guessed right. Then I'll tell you my method. This wouldn't only stop us from dealing with you, this will also make the family attach great importance to you and help you succeed."

Zhao Hai stared, he was confused, he looked at Smith and said, "What is it?"

Smith smiled faintly and said, "You getting engaged to Megan."

Zhao Hai froze, he looked at Smith with shock and said, "Are you cracking a joke? Megan? Are you crazy?"

Smith shook his head, "I'm not. If you marry Megan, you’ll become someone on our side, and the family would support you. What do you think?"

Zhao Hai shook his head, "This wouldn't be good, Megan doesn't like me. And we don't have any emotional foundation. It'll also be unfair to Megan, we can't do this."

At this time, Megan's voice was head, "Brother Zhao Hai, I already knew of this matter, and I agree. I like you as a person, I don't want to see you in trouble. Most importantly, I don't want to see you and my Calci Family in trouble with each other."

When Zhao Hai followed the voice, he saw Megan. She was standing in front of the living room and calmly looked at Zhao Hai.

Zhao Hai looked at Megan ang gave a smile, "Megan, why are you doing this? We have no feelings with each other. You don't know much about me, this will be unfair to you."

Megan shook her head and said, "There's no reason to like someone. There is also no such thing as unfair. I just came to like you, and I don't know when it started. I know that we haven't been interacting for long, and you don't think much about me, but I still like you."[1]

Zhao Hai smiled bitterly, he really didn't know what to say. It was just like what Megan said, their meetings weren't that long. Even if they were together, Zhao Hai didn't seriously talk with Megan. He really didn't know how such an ordinary, boring man like him managed to attract Megan.

At this time, Laura smiled, she went towards Megan's side and said, "Megan, fantastic! We can be sisters forever, right Meg?"

Meg also smiled, "Yup, we're going to be sisters later."

Zhao Hai looked at the two insane women, he was speechless. He didn't know why even though they're going to divide their husband, they were still happy.

Smith looked at Zhao Hai and snorted, "Boy, you got it easy, I didn't know you had such game. To actually dare snatch my daughter from me. But you should tell me about your identity. Who are you?"

Zhao Hai looked at Smith. A soon as he heard how he was called, he couldn’t help but smile. It seems like he has to reveal his identity.


Chapter 422 – Identity

At this time, Laura and Meg were at the side chatting with Megan. On the other side, the madam had been lead to the living room by Phil and then she sat in front of Zhao Hai.

Zhao Hai can only force a smile and said, "Actually, my background isn't really that mysterious, but there were only a few who knew about it. My surname is Buda, I changed my name to Zhao Hai later."

Upon hearing that Zhao Hai was surnamed Buda, Smith stared blankly. His complexion changed as his voice was raised, "Are you really surnamed Buda? That Buda Clan's successor who was bestowed the Black Wasteland by the Aksu Empire, Adam Buda?"

Zhao Hai nodded, "Right, I am Adam Buda. But I have changed my name to Zhao Hai, the Adam from before is now dead."

Smith looked at Zhao Hai and said, "Didn't you drink the Water of Nothingness? Why can you use Magic? Right, according to Bell, you’re not using magic, but a divergent ability. So you really can't use Magic?"

Zhao Hai shook his head and said, "No, I can use Magic. The toxin from the Water of Nothingness has already been solved. I'm now a Magic and Battle Qi Dual-Cultivator. My Battle QI is at 8th rank, and my Magic is at 8th rank as well."

Smith was very surprised, he stared at Zhao Hai, "Water of Nothingness can be cured? Is that really possible? You're not deceiving me right?"

Zhao Hai shook his head, "I'm not deceiving you. My toxin from the Water of Nothingness has indeed been cured. But there is only one cure and it took me a long time before completing it. Otherwise, why did you think that Laura and Meg were still my fiance’s and not my wives?"

Zhao Hai understood why Smith was too worked up, this was because the Water of Nothingness was a hereditary poison. If Zhao Hai's toxin was not solved, then Smith might not let Megan marry him. After all, if they have children, they wouldn't be able to cultivate either Magic or Battle Qi.

Because he read Smith's mind, Zhao Hai immediately told Smith that his toxin has already been solved.

When Smith heard Zhao Hai he couldn't help but turn to look at Laura. Laura smiled at Smith and faintly smiled, "It's true, Brother Hai's poison has indeed been solved. If you didn't call us today, we might have had our wedding two days later."

Smith relaxed and said, "Good, it's solved, good! No wonder nobody can find out about your origin. You're actually a member of the Buda Clan. Hahaha. Nobody in the continent would think that the Water of Nothingness actually had an antidote."

Zhao Hai smiled faintly, "This isn't strange, there's no poison that didn't have a cure. So what about the engagement that you proposed? Will you reconsider it?"

Smith blinked. "What? You don't want to? Are you saying my Megan isn't worthy for you? If you dare to decline, I will really have the family chase you with 9th ranks."

Zhao Hai forced a smile, "Alright, I'll talk to my elders at home later and discuss when we'll get engaged."

Smith coldly snorted, "No need to discuss it. It will be tomorrow, the sooner the better. Otherwise, it will be troublesome if the family sends its 8th ranks."

Zhao Hai couldn't help but frown, "Did the family really plan to send 9th ranks my way? Isn't this too strange? Is there something I have done to offend the whole Calci Family?"

Smith sighed then he told Zhao Hai about the guesses that him and Phil had made. After Zhao Hai listened to it, his shocked face turned to Smith, "Because of that? Killing me because of my leadership ability? If they continue doing this, then the Dark Mage profession would surely die out. What kind of idiot decides to kill talented people? How did it came to this?"

Smith smiled bitterly, "I don't know, but this has always been the family's style. Even I cannot prevent them from doing this."

Zhao Hai forced a smile and said, "I initially felt it strange that the Radiant Church didn't offend any other Mage profession other than the Dark Mages. So this was the reason, the Calci Family was actually destroying the profession's future."

Smith smiled bitterly, he didn't have any good thing to say. He just sighed and said, "Let's let that go for now. You should head back and rest, tomorrow we'll release information about your engagement with Megan. Not only to the family, but also to the entire continent."

Zhao Hai wrinkled his brow "How about Charlie? If information about my engagement with Megan gets passed on, how will it affect the Calci Family? Did you already think this through? Didn't Great Nobles abstain from participating in battles for the throne? Will this bring misunderstanding to the Calci Family?"

Smith smiled, "It's complicated, but it shouldn't have effects. Prince Charlie might even be happy, as for other people? Their opinions don't matter. What's important right now is your safety."

Zhao Hai couldn't help but nod. Smith looked at him and said, "It's already late, go get some rest. We still have a lot to do tomorrow."

Zhao Hai nodded, then he lead Laura and the others back to Sweet Plum Courtyard. The moment they entered the courtyard, they immediately went to the Space and headed to Iron Mountain Fort to report everything to Green.

When Green heard Zhao Hai's report, he couldn't help but laugh and said, "Fantastic! Hahaha. Young Master, this is very good news. If we have the support of the Calci Family, we would have less problems when restoring our Clan's prestige. I didn't think that the young master would actually be so fierce."

Kun looked at Zhao Hai and sighed, "Boy, why are you so lucky? First, Laura likes you, now it's Megan. One day you will make all the women in this world crazy. What would the other young men say then?"

Zhao Hai can only smile bitterly while listening to their teasing. Even he didn't expect it to be like this, he didn't have anything so say.

Merien didn't care so much. When she heard Zhao Hai had acquired another fiance, she couldn't help but happily said, "Good. Young Master, we should find some time for your wedding as soon as possible. It's important for the Buda Family to have a proper branch."

Green agreed, "Before, we didn't get to arrange your wedding with Laura and Meg because of your toxin. But now that you've been cured, we should immediately arrange for your wedding."

Zhao Hai just smiled and said, "I also thought that, and I told Laura and Meg about it today. In the past, I really wanted to marry them, but that would be unfair for them. I think that since the Buda Clan still hasn't re-emerged on the continent, it would be an injustice to them if we marry secretly. And now, with the addition of Megan, the situation became even more complex. Who is Megan? She's Calci Family's little princess. Even if she becomes engaged, it was impossible for her to immediately marry. So if I arrange my marriage with Laura and Meg, the Calci Family would certainly not agree. In the end, it seems like we need to delay the marriage."

Green sighed, "Looks like we can only do this. Also, for a Great Noble such as the Calci Family, they should have their own special customs. I heard that there are some other ceremonies to do if a female from their family gets married. It seems like we can only delay the wedding."

Kun nodded, "Actually it doesn't matter if they wed later. Now that Little Hai's body has been solved, his body is much better than before. Not like in the past where we fear that he will only live a short life. Now we only need to avoid being enemies with the Calci Family, otherwise trouble will keep chasing us in the future."

Green agreed, "That is true. Right, Little Hai, you said that you want to be engaged tomorrow? Do you want me to come?"

Zhao Hai shook his head, "No, Smith wanted to engage us by himself. Let's just wait and see what the Calci Family will do."

Green nodded, "That's also good. It seems like Smith wanted this engagement to be simple. Just for the sake of announcing it immediately. Alright, it's still an unusual time to get married anyway. Let's just wait and prepare a better wedding."

Zhao Hai nodded, "My engagement with Laura and Meg was simple as well, so we might as well do the same with Megan, so that it's not unfair on the two. I'll tell this to Smith tomorrow."

Green nods, "Right, Little Hai. Yesterday, the final beer product finally came out. It's just as you said, it's good, its taste is very nice."

Zhao Hai's eyes lit up, "They're done? That's great! How were they? Are there several types?"

Green smiled, "It has, one came out golden, another one is grey, and the last one is black. And the grain wine that you talked about? It's really good."

Zhao Hai's grain wine wasn't the same as the others, it was in fact rice wine. It's method of brewing was relatively simple. However, it had its advantages. It's degree was no high, it tastes mellow. And rice wine can be drank by many people, men, women, and children.

Merine immediately brought the liquors over. Zhao Hai tasted them, the beer were vastly better than what he tasted before. The taste of rice wine was also good. After all, the rice was from the Space, it would be strange if it wasn't good.

Zhao Hai placed his glass down and turned to Green, "This is very good. Grandpa Green, I want to mass produce these types of liquor. What do you think?"

Green nodded, "We should. Young Master, you should leave some undead here and pull out all of the stones you mined. I'm directing those undead to build a liquor factory. You should know that the space inside the Castle isn't enough. If we don't build a new building, there will be no place for further expansion."

Zhao Hai nodded, "Alright, I'll leave behind 10 thousand undeads as well as the mined stones. Right, I have the Shi Lie Jie twins, they're Earth Mages and can make stone golems. Constructing houses shouldn't be problem."

Green gave anod, "That's good. Young Master, you should go rest." Zhao Hai agreed and returned to the Space to rest.

The next morning, Zhao Hai and the others were summoned by Smith to the courtyard to have some some breakfast. After eating their meal, Smith had Phil announce Zhao Hai's engagement with Megan back to the headquarters. This was deliberately done by Smith to pressure the family into not destroying the engagement by stopping its acts against Zhao Hai.

Zhao Hai also told Smith that he wanted the engagement to be simple. Smith didn't oppose, it was a special case this time, those extra things could be exempted.

However, even if he said this, Smith still had Zhao Hai and Megan go out together and play. This was to increase their familiarity with each other. Megan was very embarrassed, he face was entirely red as she and Zhao Hai left the City Lord's Mansion.

But at this time, news of Megan's engagement with Zhao Hai had already spread all over the entire Sky Water City. This threw an unexpected bomb into the usual state of the city.

One must know that in Sky Water City, there were a ton of people who wanted to marry Megan. But they hadn't imagined that Megan would actually get engaged suddenly. There was even no ceremony for the engagement, nor was there a banquet. In deep silence, Megan would no longer belong to them.

Soon enough, the people of Sky Water City became crazy. When Zhao Hai went out to play, there were more than 20 Noble men to approached as though Megan needed to be rescued. When Megan told him that the engagement was true, they all turned away with their hearts broken.

Looking at this scene, Zhao Hai couldn't help but smile bitterly. One must say that Megan was very popular inside Sky Water City. It seems like this has also become a quite troublesome matter.

Even more troublesome was the fact that Zhao Hai didn't know what the Calci Family felt about his engagement with Megan. Smith engaging his daughter to him this time was a clear indication that SKy Water City's Lord was adamant in protecting him as well as the future of the Calci Family. In front of the supposed action against ZHao Hai, Smith decided to slap the face of the family. Now, wouldn't the elders in the family have ugly expressions?

At the thought of this, Zhao Hai turned his head to look at Megan who was chatting with Laura and Meg. Seeing Megan's flower-like smile, Zhao Hai couldn't help but say in his mind, "No matter what the Calci Family decides on, I will marry Megan."

Megan felt Zhao Hai's gaze on her, she looked up and met Zhao Hai's eyes before lowering her head again as she blushed. Her brave appearance yesterday seemed like a dream, but Zhao Hai had to admit, this Megan was quite cute.

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