At this point in time, a disciple rushed up the Sect Master’s peak and then tried to slow his steps when he approached the study. He hesitated before finally stepping in and cupping his fists, bowing to Yuchi Bing Xia. “Sect Master, there’s another group of people at the gate. They are from the Chun Feng Sect this time.”
Yuchi Bing Xia looked up from the stack of documents he had been halfheartedly dealing with and raised his brows. “The Chun Feng Sect? Who is leading them?”
The disciple lowered his hands and straightened up again. “There isn’t any Elder with them. The one that spoke to us was the Sect Master’s head disciple, Liu Cheng.”
“Liu Cheng?” Yuchi Bing Xia raised his brows and put down his brush. Since the person leading those disciples wasn’t an Elder and just a disciple, it wouldn’t do for him to go and greet him even if that person was Xian Xun’s head disciple. Yu Jin wasn’t there so maybe he should send Wu Min Huan to greet him instead?
He slowly nodded to himself and then motioned at the disciple in the doorway. “You go and tell Wu Min Huan to take care of this. He should see what they want and if they’d like to stay, he should make preparations. Also, I’d like to meet with Liu Cheng so have Min Huan bring him over.”
The disciple nodded. “Yes, Sect Master.” He left the study and then went to find Wu Min Huan.
Yuchi Bing Xia narrowed his eyes and leaned back on his chair. The Chun Feng Sect … He and Sect Master Xian were on good terms and had helped each other out more than once. He didn’t want to believe that this person would send a few of his disciples here to spy on them like the others. No, if he sent them, there should be something else to this. He’d like to hear from Liu Cheng himself just what the Chun Feng Sect was planning.
Meanwhile, Yuchi Bing Xia’s own disciple could hardly believe his ears. “The Sect Master wants me to greet the guests from the Chun Feng Sect?” His eyes went wide and his hands started sweating. Could it really be true? He felt that it had been ages since his Master had given him any tasks. Wasn’t it normally Yu Jin who would do everything? And the Chun Feng Sect had friendly relations with them so they were more important than the other sects. Not to mention their status as the most prominent demon-hunting sect that had given them a spot outside of the normal ranking. Being allowed to greet their delegation really made him feel that his Master valued him!
He straightened his shoulders and smoothed out his sleeves, giving a bright smile. He had to show his Master that he was just as capable as Yu Jin in handling these matters! “Very well, then I’ll go and greet them. Thank you for coming over and telling me.” He took out his sword and then flew to the gate of the Yun Zou Sect.
Seeing Liu Cheng, Wu Min Huan’s smile brightened even further. They had already dealt with each other in the past so he was even surer that he would be able to complete this task to his Master’s satisfaction.
He accelerated the speed of his flying sword and finally jumped down in front of Liu Cheng. “Liu Cheng!”
The demon hunter nodded in return. “Wu Min Huan. It’s nice to see you.”
“Mn, I’m glad that you came by. Do you intend to stay?”
Liu Cheng gave another curt nod. “Well, we do if it won’t make even more trouble for your Yun Zou Sect. We heard that the other first-tier and some of the second-tier sects had come by and were afraid you would have your hands full dealing with them. We were coming to see if there’s something we can help with.”
Wu Min Huan nodded. “It’s good to have friends like that. Well, then let’s find a place for your martial brothers and sisters to stay. I’ll bring you to my Master afterward.”
Liu Cheng cupped his fists and bowed. “Thank you very much.”
Wu Min Huan shook his head and helped him up. “Don’t mention it. We’re happy that we have a friend we can count on in this kind of situation.” He motioned at the gate and stepped to the side. “Why don’t you follow me first?”
Liu Cheng motioned at the disciples behind him, giving Hong Bao an extra glance to make sure she wouldn’t run around and cause trouble. They were here to help the Yun Zou Sect. Although he agreed that Hong Bao needed more experiences outside of the Chun Feng Sect, he couldn’t let her cause any chaos here that might burden the Yun Zou Sect even further.
Hong Bao merely looked at him and gave a bright smile, shuffling closer and then reaching out to grab his sleeve. She had never been to this Yun Zou Sect before but she was happy that her senior martial brother Liu had taken her with him. They would certainly have a lot of fun on this mission!
Seeing her gaze, Liu Cheng couldn’t help the sinking feeling in his chest. Ah, it seemed he would need to keep an eye on her or things might really get troublesome.
Wu Min Huan didn’t notice the short exchange between them and brought them to a courtyard in the inner sect that stood in the area at the foot of the mountain peaks. He motioned at the door of the building and turned back to Liu Cheng. “This courtyard is currently empty but we had it prepared in case we’d get more visitors in the days to come. You can move right in if you want.”
“Thank you very much, Wu Min Huan.” Liu Cheng nodded and turned to the others, motioning for them to get in.
Wu Min Huan just smiled in return. “There’s no need to thank me. Then do you also want to move in first or do you want to talk to my Master first?”
Liu Cheng looked at the others and wondered if he could really leave things to Hong Bao. He couldn’t help but fear how things would turn out if he left her alone with them. Still, he was here to offer the help of the Chun Feng Sect. He couldn’t do that if he didn’t talk to the Sect Master, could he? And maybe it would be better if he went there while the others were still moving in. After all, for the time being, it would mean that Hong Bao would be occupied. “Well, we’re guests so I guess it would be impolite not to go and see your Master.”
Wu Min Huan shook his head. “Nothing of the like. You can take your time if you want to.”
Liu Cheng shook his head again and motioned in the direction of the Sect Master’s peak. “Don’t worry about it. Just lead the way. I also have to relay my Master’s words.”
Wu Min Huan nodded and took a last look at the other disciples of the Chun Feng Sect before he led Liu Cheng over to his Master’s palace.