Leng Jin Yu hurried as much as he could with finding the last few ingredients. In the end, the day had almost gone by when he finally managed to get his hands on the last one. He heaved a sigh of relief and rubbed his forehead, sitting down for a moment and putting the ingredients from his spatial ring into a bag that he could hand over.
He looked up at the sky and took a deep breath. He had only slept a few hours before the pulsing of the transmission stone had woken him up. He wasn’t rested at all and he could feel his energy draining but he didn’t dare to take a longer break than these few moments. He still didn’t know what had happened to Jinde. Maybe he had left the sect grounds of the Yun Zou Sect or maybe he had already reached the Liu He Alliance but maybe none of that had happened. Maybe he hadn’t managed to escape at all and had instead fallen into the hands of the demon king. There was no way for him to know.
He sighed and then stood up again, pushing off the ground and rushing to the Nine Heavens.
When he reached the gate, one of the guards standing next to it sized him up. “What is your name?”
Leng Jin Yu raised his brows. Either something had happened or the God of War was eager to get the ingredients and the list into his hands. Well, it wasn’t unexpected. This was about the fiancee of his son, after all. He cupped his fists and nodded at the guards. “I’m the ascended deity Leng Jin Yu. I’m here to meet with the God of War.”
The guard nodded and motioned inside. “So it was the ascended deity Leng Jin Yu. Follow me, please. The God of War is already waiting for you.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and followed the man over to the Temple of Medicine. His heart was beating crazily. He just had to give Qiang Yan the bag with the ingredients and the list and then he could go and get the transmission stone and use it as an excuse to go back to the Yun Zou Sect. He could find out what had happened to Jinde then. Really, this senseless waiting was truly giving him a headache.
The Heavenly Guard stopped in front of the temple and motioned up the stairs. “It is here. The God of War should already be waiting inside.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and thanked him for his help before he scaled the steps. He looked around only for Qiang Yan to rush over to him on his own.
“Leng Jin Yu!” Qiang Yan gave him a nervous smile and looked at the bag in Leng Jin Yu’s hands. His own hands couldn’t help but sweat. This was it. In just a few moments, he would be able to find out if he could give his son good news. He could only hope that this would work out.
Leng Jin Yu nodded and handed the bag over. “These are the ingredients and the list. I should go and get the transmission stone from Bai Mu then. It would be best if the Longjun got it back as soon as possible in case something else comes up.”
Qiang Yan took the bag but couldn’t help but hold Leng Jin Yu back. “How about waiting for the appraisal? If this is something that can indeed be refined with just the list, then maybe we could already bring the pill over.”
Leng Jin Yu tensed. This was definitely not what he wanted. He just wanted to leave here as soon as possible. “Well …”
Qiang Yan raised a hand to interrupt him. “If it isn’t enough, then wouldn’t it also be good if you knew? Then you could tell Qiu Ling when you bring the transmission stone over so that he can send the full recipe over.”
Leng Jin Yu furrowed his brows. With the time in the Nine Heavens moving differently, a lot of time would pass in the mortal realm. Who knew what would happen to Jinde in the meantime? He really didn’t want to stay this long. “God of War, I’m sorry. I understand that this is very important to you and that you’d like me to help with the rest too but I think it would best be better if I go now. I can take the transmission stone on the way and then bring it back but everything else …” He shook his head. “I should return now.”
Qiang Yan looked at him and hesitated for a moment longer, trying to think of something he could say to convince him. When he looked into Leng Jin Yu’s eyes, he couldn’t bring himself to do so though. Right, this person was a married man now. Naturally, he would want to return to his partner’s side. Especially if there were some problems between them. Qiang Yan sighed and waved. “Alright, go then. I shouldn’t hold you back any longer. Thank you very much for your help. It means a lot to me.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “I hope that this will turn out well. I had a very good impression of Miss Nie.” The two of them nodded at each other and Leng Jin Yu turned around and left.
Now, he only needed to go and get the transmission stone and then he would be able to find out what had happened on Jinde’s side. Even if he couldn’t go to see him right now, it was still better to know something as if he knew nothing at all. Everything else would need some time to be cleared up. There was nothing he could do about that.