Qiang Yan nodded. “You might be right about that. Still, I’d like not to take any chances. So let’s just be careful about this, alright? I’ll work on that array as soon as I can.”
“I’m very much in favor of that. Could you bring it over here after you’re done? I wouldn’t presume to let you do this normally but … I think it might bring some difficulties if I were to leave here again. I’ve already run into some trouble in the dragon realm. I was able to throw the person off but …” He sighed and shook his head. “Furthermore, the demon king went to the Yun Zou Sect recently. He’s onto something so it’s important that all of this is done as soon as possible and with involving as few people as possible.”
Qiang Yan furrowed his brows. The demon king was involved as well? This wasn’t good! The person that would get the most out of this was certainly that guy. From the very beginning, he had hated Qiu Ling. At the very least, that was what was being said. And preventing the marriage between Qiu Ling and Jing He would certainly bring trouble to both their races. That was something the demons would be able to take advantage of. That should be exactly what he was hoping for. He wanted to speak up again when he remembered something. “Wait, the current demon king … Wasn’t he raised by the previous Longjun?”
Leng Jin Yu sighed. “He was. Their relationship is … not very good. If the demon king manages to find him, that would be a big problem. We can’t risk that.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “Well, I’m in the Temple of Medicine right now. The God of Medicine is currently appraising the lists with the ingredients. He’ll refine the pill for Nie Huang afterward. I’ll bring that over to Bai Mu and talk with him about that array. With two of us working on it together, we should be able to make sure that it is secure. Afterward, I’ll come over and help with setting up the array.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “Then I’ll go and return to the Yun Zou Sect for now. There are some things I’ll need to prepare.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “Yes, I should also get back into the temple.” He already wanted to bid him farewell when he suddenly remembered what he had promised the God of Medicine to do. “Ah! Wait!”
Leng Jin Yu raised his brows in response.
Qiang Yan gave a wry smile. “Well, this is a bit awkward but there is a compensation to be paid for having the Temple of Medicine refine the pill. The God of Medicine asked if it would be alright to keep the lists. I know all of this has nothing to do with you but … Maybe you would be alright with it? And I would pay you back somehow.”
Leng Jin Yu shook his head. “It’s no problem. Aren’t Jinde and I benefiting from this as well? After all, you are also helping with the array that we need. So giving these lists in return is nothing much. They’re worthless to Jinde anyway since he knows them by heart.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “Thank you then. I’ll go back inside and tell him. I’ll hurry with everything else so don’t worry. We’ll manage to finish that array soon. I do have a few ideas already. At most, it should take a few hours.”
Leng Jin Yu smiled wryly. “A few hours, hm? That would still be a few months in the mortal realm. I guess I won’t be able to see Jinde for the time being.”
“Why that? Is he not in the Yun Zou Sect now? I thought you married and …” He trailed off, not knowing what else to say. Honestly, he still felt that it was unbelievable that the person he had wanted to recruit into his palace of the God of War had now married the previous Longjun. Could somebody explain this to him?
“Well, there’s still the demon king. There is no way for Jinde to stay around while he’s there. We have to be careful so … I sent him away. He will only be able to return when the array is set up and nobody can get inside.”
“Ah, that’s true. Well, I can only promise you that we will hurry up. There’s nothing else that can be done I’m afraid. It will take some time. Right, while we’re at that, you should consider what you want to use as a key for the array. It should be something that would only allow the two of you to get in there. So you should find something that only the two of you have and that can’t be taken from you easily.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “I’ll try to find something. I’m not sure how easy that will be though.”
“Well, you have a few months. You can create the realm and tie it to a basic array first. We can add the key to that afterward when Bai Mu and I have come up with the final shape of the array. Now, I’d better get back inside. The less time I spend on something else now, the better.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and the two bid their farewell, finally cutting the connection. Leng Jin Yu couldn’t help but sigh when he put the transmission stone away. Something that only the two of them had and that couldn’t be easily taken away from them … Was there something like that? He wasn’t too sure.
Well, the God of War was indeed right that he didn’t need to decide on this right now. He still had time for that. So it wouldn’t be too late to think about this when he had returned to the Yun Zou Sect.
With that thought, he pushed off the ground and finally made his way back. Even if he couldn’t see Jinde yet, he could at least prepare everything for his husband’s return. Just thinking of Jinde’s smile at that time … waiting for him was worth it.