Mei Chao Bing smiled at his little bunny and raised his sword again. “The first thing you need to know is how to imbue your spiritual energy into the sword.” He raised his hand and demonstrated how to do it before looking at Yun Bei Fen to check if he had understood.
Yun Bei Fen looked at Mei Chao Bing’s hand on the blade of the sword with wide eyes. His senior martial brother Mei was so handsome even when just imbuing spiritual energy. Would he ever look like this?
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but smile when he saw Yun Bei Fen’s expression. He reached over and patted his head. “How about you give it a try too?”
Yun Bei Fen nodded eagerly and raised his own sword. He looked at the old blade and gently put his fingers against it. Now, imbuing his spiritual energy … He closed his eyes and focused, concentrating his spiritual energy at his fingertips and slowly pouring it into the weapon.
Opposite him, Mei Chao Bing nodded. “Not bad for your first try. Now, you have to make sure that you’re pouring the energy in constantly. It doesn’t need to be a lot for now while we’re only trying. But if you’re really flying later on, then the amount of energy that you use will determine how fast or how slow you go. So it’s important that you have a good grasp on how much spiritual energy you need to imbue so as to not drain yourself needlessly. Especially if you want to escape, it’s important to use enough but not too much energy.”
Yun Bei Fen opened his eyes and his spiritual energy stopped pouring into the weapon. “Then … How do I make sure that it’s the same amount?” Yun Bei Fen blinked his eyes. He had never tried imbuing his spiritual energy before. Suddenly being asked to do so and even paying attention to the amount of spiritual energy seemed like a daunting task to him. Would he really be able to do it?
Mei Chao Bing smiled indulgently and once again rubbed his head. “It’s not a problem if you can’t do it immediately. It’ll get easier when you’ve tried it a few times. In general, you just have to get a feeling for it.” He pondered and then took Yun Bei Fen’s hand, interlacing his fingers with him. “Spiritual energy comes from your body so you’ll be able to feel how it drains.
“Depending on how fast it does, you can guess how much energy you’re actually using. If it drains fast, then you’re using a lot. If it takes longer, then you’re not using as much. It would also depend on how much spiritual energy you have. So the higher your level and the bigger your spiritual ocean, the less you’ll feel the drain. But by the time you have that much energy to spare, you won’t have to worry about the amount you spent as much anymore.” He smiled at him and nodded at the sword. “Try it again and don’t stop immediately. Just see if you’re able to get a feeling for it.”
“Mn. I’ll do that.” Yun Bei Fen closed his eyes and focused on the spiritual energy and the sword in his hands again. He carefully poured a bit of his energy into the blade and tried to estimate just how much it was. His brows furrowed together in concentration.
Spiritual energy … He had never really used it before. The only time he had really worked with it instead of just taking it in had been when Mei Chao Bing brought him to the clearing. How would he know just how much spiritual energy he was using?
Yun Bei Fen pursed his lips. He didn’t want to just give up. His senior martial brother Mei trusted him that he would be able to do it. He couldn’t disappoint him. He pondered and his expression brightened. Hadn’t he learned before how to sense spiritual energy? Then maybe if he sensed the energy that he was pouring into the sword or maybe the energy that was in the sword now, he would be able to see it like the other energy around him! In that case, he would only need to pay attention to the brightness of the energy. As long as the brightness stayed the same, he was pouring in the same amount of energy. And if it wasn’t too bright, then he wouldn’t be pouring in too much energy either.
Yun Bei Fen tried to sense the energy around him once again. His surroundings lit up, Mei Chao Bing an especially bright spot in front of him. For a moment, his senses overloaded and he couldn’t sustain the energy that he was pouring into the sword. The connection was cut off but he didn’t panic. Right now, he was still on the ground and senior martial brother Mei was right beside him. He could slowly try it out and then when he knew how to do it, it would surely work out!
He ignored the brighter spots of energy as well as the big patches of the lowest energy just as he had learned in the last few days with Mei Chao Bing. There wasn’t much else left, only his own body and the sword in his hands as well as some spots several meters away from them. He ignored the light in the distance and concentrated on himself and the blade. Currently, the energy pouring out of him was almost half as bright as the light enveloping his own body. Obviously, he was imbuing way too much energy into the weapon.
In front of him, Mei Chao Bing smiled indulgently. It seemed his little bunny was slowly figuring things out. Now, it was only a question of time until he could control his energy good enough to learn how to use his sword to fly.
Yun Bei Fen adjusted the energy he was imbuing into the sword until the light the blade gave off was so low that it almost vanished from his perception. He tried to constantly imbue the same amount, but the light flickered. One time, it brightened and then, it dimmed completely before flickering into existence yet again.
He furrowed his brows, not satisfied with himself. Senior martial brother Mei had put so much effort into teaching him how to sense the energy. Why couldn’t he use that when imbuing the energy into a sword?
He couldn’t help but open his eyes again, looking at Mei Chao Bing as if he felt himself to be the greatest disappointment in life.
Mei Chao Bing’s lips twitched and he couldn’t help himself from reaching out and kneading those cheeks again. His little bunny really was too cute when he looked like this!
Unfortunately, with the gentle touch of his senior martial brother soothing him, Yun Bei Fen’s expression turned even more pitiful. Ah, he didn’t deserve senior martial brother Mei! His senior martial brother was much too good for him!
With that thought, Yun Bei Fen threw himself into Mei Chao Bing’s arms, holding onto him tightly. Even if he wasn’t good enough, he still wanted to stay with him!