In the end, Qiu Ling didn’t start reading the cultivation manual to Jing Yi immediately. The two of them had been traveling for a long time and even though they had a good night’s sleep the day before Jing Yi still wasn’t at his best. It wouldn’t be of much use if he tried to learn the cultivation technique in that kind of condition. Thus, the two of them went to sleep instead.
The next morning, Jing Yi was once again greeted by the sight of Qiu Ling’s sleeping face. He smiled and took a moment to admire his fiance. You could say what you wanted about Qiu Ling but he really was handsome.
In fact, thinking back to all the people Jing Yi had seen until now he felt that Qiu Ling was the most handsome. There were many good-looking cultivators and practitioners in the Yun Zou Sect, as well as in the Hei Dian Sect, but none of them came even close to Qiu Ling. He really was lucky to have met such a man. Especially since his looks weren’t his only good point.
Jing Yi thought back to the previous day. How many men would accept having an illiterate fiance? And how many out of these men would take the time to teach their other half? He could very well imagine that Qiu Ling was the only one. Or if there were other men, he would still be one of few. He really didn’t know what he had done to deserve getting such a good husband.
While Jing Yi pondered his good luck Qiu Ling woke up. He opened his eyes and watched Jing Yi with a smile. He also felt incredibly lucky at this moment. “Good morning, my love.”
Jing Yi blushed at being caught red-handed. “You’re awake?”
“Mn. How did you sleep?”
Jing Yi leaned over and gave him a short kiss as his answer. “How about you?”
Qiu Ling used the opportunity and hugged Jing Yi’s waist. “I’d always sleep perfectly well with you at my side.” He didn’t give Jing Yi any time to respond and kissed his brow. “What are we going to do today?”
Jing Yi slid a little closer and hugged Qiu Ling’s neck. “I don’t know if there is anything I have to do as a fringe disciple. So I guess I should go over to the Alchemy division and try to find out more from the senior martial brothers over there.”
“Should I come with you? Who knows if there is another shameless bastard among them.” His brows slightly furrowed when he thought of that.
Jing Yi just smiled and didn’t respond to Qiu Ling’s remark. “Shouldn’t you worry about the upcoming duel first?”
Qiu Ling shamelessly gave Jing Yi another kiss. “Are you that worried about me? You don’t have to, my love. As I said yesterday I’ll be perfectly fine. I’ll defeat him for you.”
Jing Yi patted Qiu Ling’s back and this time his fiance actually got the hint and sat up. Jing Yi got up as well and hugged him as a reward.
Qiu Ling smiled. It seemed like it had been the right call to do what his beloved wanted. He should try this more often. “How about I go and try to find out a bit more about those disciples we’re supposed to find?”
Jing Yi raised his brows. He really couldn’t imagine his fiance leaving him alone and seriously working. In fact, the concept was new to such an extent that it stunned him into silence.
Qiu Ling’s smile became wry. Did he really give such an unreliable impression? “You know even if I don’t care about anything much while I’m with you, you still have to admit that I’m pretty good with the sword and my magic isn’t half bad either.”
Jing Yi stroked Qiu Ling’s hair. “I know, I know. I was just surprised that you didn’t raise a fuss about wanting to come with me.”
Qiu Ling jerked up. Right! He should have done that.
Jing Yi laughed and patted his shoulder. “It’s alright. I’m happy that you are acting so responsibly today. I think it’s a good idea if you go and try to find out more. But be careful. If Hong Ai is really the Grandmaster’s wife, then you’d most likely find her at his estate. That would probably be dangerous. So please promise me that you won’t do anything reckless. Staying safe is more important than making headway in this mission.”
Qiu Ling smiled. “Alright, I promise.” He didn’t really pay Jing Yi’s warning any heed though. After all, he was a dragon and he had seen the extent of Grandmaster Shen’s power for himself. He didn’t feel like it was anything he should be worried about. The worrisome thing was the demon. He had to find out what that bastard was up to. Else, he might regret it for the rest of his life. There weren’t any second chances with Jin Ling. He had already found out the hard way.
Jing Yi was reassured after Qiu Ling’s promise. The two of them got up and separated after a short kiss. Jing Yi went to the Alchemy division while Qiu Ling found an unoccupied spot.
He took out the transmission stone from his interspatial ring and imbued it with his spiritual energy. In the Nine Heavens above, two dragons got another scare.
Yi Zan turned to look at Qiang Wei. “It seems his Majesty has another mission.”
Qiang Wei nodded and took the necklace with the transmission stone off while imbuing his energy. An apparition of Qiu Ling appeared before the two of them. “Your Majesty, what may I do for you?”
“One of those vile demons actually dared to follow us. I’m sure they’re after Jing Yi. Take Fu Min and find out what that bastard is planning.”
Before Qiang Wei had the chance to respond that apparition already vanished again. He looked at the necklace in his hand and sighed. He turned to Yi Zan and raised his brows. “I guess I’ll call Xiang Yong over then.”
Yi Zan smiled. “Take it seriously. It’s not just about His Majesty’s beloved this time. The demons aren’t to be taken lightly.”
Qiang Wei nodded and left Jing He’s palace for the dragon realm. This type of mission was best done immediately.