While Liu Cheng went and choose the disciples that should accompany him to go to the Yun Zou Sect, Alliance Head Hua was having a hard time choosing the disciples he wanted to take.
His thoughts were similar to those of Sect Master Xian. He himself had a very good relationship with Zhangsun Xun Yi and even though the Liu He Alliance itself didn’t really care about the Yun Zou Sect, they did have an eye for talent and since one of their Alliance Heads was acquainted with the Grandmaster of the Yun Zou Sect, they wouldn’t make trouble for them either. If just appearing there could be regarded as lending a helping hand, then they would be happy to oblige. After all, who knew if that wouldn’t come in handy one day?
Even though bad things had happened to the Yun Zou Sect, rumor had it that things had been going uphill for them again. It was better to be on the safe side than to be sorry if they really were to achieve greater heights and were able to threaten them in the future. No, raising an enemy was nothing they would do. But raising a potential ally … That did have its perks.
Hua Min didn’t care about these mind games at all. He was completely occupied with worrying about the issue with his esteemed guest. Up until now, they hadn’t heard from Grandmaster Leng again which might mean that whatever he had to do hadn’t been taken care of yet. In that case, they might arrive at the Yun Zou Sect before he himself had returned. What then?
As long as everything went well, it wouldn’t be a problem. But … Should this person somehow be seen by somebody who shouldn’t know he was there, then what would happen? He definitely didn’t want to have to explain to the Grandmaster that his husband had been hurt or kidnapped or whatever else might happen.
And the kind of person that was able to threaten the Grandmaster’s husband … He was afraid he wouldn’t be able to beat that person. So even though he had decided that he would follow him to the Yun Zou Sect to give him an extra layer of protection, he was afraid that it wouldn’t change anything. No, if somebody saw him, then things would be troublesome.
Just then, there was a knock on the door and Hua Min couldn’t help but rub his brow. If he wasn’t completely wrong, then this should be that person again. He sighed and called him in.
Indeed. The person that walked in was none other than a happily smiling Jinde. “How is it going, Alliance Head Hua? Is everything prepared already? Ah, I can’t wait to set off. Maybe we should go a little sooner? Aren’t the Liu He Alliance and the Yun Zou Sect in a very good relationship? Otherwise, my husband certainly wouldn’t have sent me here.”
Hua Min’s lips twitched. The way this person tended to smile and sometimes wink at him still made his heart beat irregularly. He also knew that this was on purpose. He just wanted him to lose his bearing so he could talk him into setting off earlier but he couldn’t help his reaction.
Hua Min took a deep breath and shook his head. “I’m sure Grandmaster Leng would be happy if you waited another day. Isn’t this about your safety? And if you wait a little longer here, then by the time we arrived at the Yun Zou Sect, your husband might have already returned there. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? You could fall into each other’s arms right away.”
Jinde sat down on the chair in front of the desk and slowly crossed his legs. “Well … If we went now and I arrived early at the Yun Zou Sect, then I could pretty myself up a little. Then when my husband comes, we can still embrace each other at first sight.”
Hua Min’s lips twitched. Why was he even trying to convince him? Obviously, both Grandmaster Leng and his husband weren’t rational when their relationship was concerned. They both knew that this man going to the Yun Zou Sect was dangerous but they still went through with it. This man refused to back down and Grandmaster Leng couldn’t bear to scold him for it.
In that case … Why should he as an outsider care? He would just do whatever he could to keep this person safe and pray to the Heavens that nothing would happen. That was all he could do.
“Anyway, we’ll go there in the end. Just let’s wait two days longer. Never mind that it’s better if you go there later, with the Liu He Alliance status, it also wouldn’t be good if we rushed over immediately. The sects that are close in territory to the Yun Zou Sect or have a closer relationship with them should do that. Otherwise, this would seem too deliberate which would make matters even worse.”
Jinde pursed his lips but he could hardly argue with this. Well, even if he hurried, it wouldn’t change anything. Leng Jin Yu currently wasn’t in the sect. So regardless of whether he himself was there, they still wouldn’t be able to see each other. It seemed he’d have to be patient for once even if he didn’t like that thought.
In the end, Jinde gave a sigh and got up again. “Very well. Then I will leave Alliance Head Hua to himself for now. Tell me when we’re supposed to set off.”
Hua Min nodded and watched Jinde put on the veiled hat again. He couldn’t help but feel relieved when the person finally left his study.
Ah, it was nice to look at a good-looking person but then again, if the person was married and willful it was really troublesome. No, he’d rather pass up on spending his time with a beauty if he could get around angering an ascended deity for that.
Ah, he really hoped that Grandmaster Leng would already be back in the Yun Zou Sect by the time they arrived. He really didn’t want to be responsible for his husband even a second longer than he needed to be.