Wu Min Huan entered Yuchi Bing Xia’s study and cupped his fists, bowing to his Master. “Master, I brought Liu Cheng of the Chun Feng Sect over.”
Liu Cheng stepped in behind him and also bowed. “Sect Master Yuchi, thank you for having me.”
Yuchi Bing Xia looked up from his documents and gave the two of them a smile. “Min Huan, thank you for your hard work. Liu Cheng, welcome in the Yun Zou Sect. I reckon your Master sent you?”
Liu Cheng nodded. “Yes, we heard about the situation of the Yun Zou Sect. With all of the first-tier and even the second-tier sects coming here, we thought you might have trouble dealing with all of them. My Master had hoped that with us coming to show our support, you might be able to handle this better. If there’s anything our Chun Feng Sect can do to help you out in this situation, please don’t hesitate to use us.”
Yuchi Bing Xia almost heaved a sigh of relief. Ah, he should have expected this! Naturally, Xian Xun wouldn’t send his disciple over just to spy on them. If he wanted to know what was up, he would have asked. If he didn’t get an answer, he wouldn’t pry any longer and just let it rest. He wasn’t like the others who wanted to find out and use the knowledge for their own benefit or to make sure that nobody else would gain one.
The Chun Feng Sect didn’t need to do that kind of thing. They already had a fixed status and they weren’t a normal cultivation sect anyway. So why should they contend with them for any benefit they had gained? For all they knew, they might not even be able to profit from it.
“Tell your Master that I’m very grateful that he’s being this considerate. It means a lot to us that you’re willing to help us out in these times of need.”
“That’s a given.”
Yuchi Bing Xia motioned at the chair on the other side of the table. “Why don’t you have a seat first? Right now, there’s nothing you can help us with. Maybe if you kept an eye on the disciples of the other sects to make sure that they won’t sniff around too much, that’d be helpful but you don’t have to either. I already organized a few of our own disciples to do so. It’s just that they’ll have their hands full considering that there are so many people at once and they might not stay together.”
Liu Cheng nodded his head. “I see. I’ll tell my martial sisters and brothers. Even if they aren’t able to keep these people from looking around, it should at least make some less daring so they shouldn’t approach anything that is obviously off-limits.”
“That is more than enough.”
“Then I shouldn’t disturb the Sect Master any longer. You must be busy with everything happening.”
Yuchi Bing Xia shook his head. “There many things to do but after giving this task to the disciples, they are the ones bearing the brunt of everything. Since you’re already here tell me about how things are going on the Chun Feng Sect’s side. Is everything going well with your junior martial sister?”
Liu Cheng nodded but he is lips couldn’t help but tighten. His junior martial sister … Hong Bao certainly wouldn’t need long to make herself comfortable in the courtyard. If she had already finished, who knew if she hadn’t gone off to make trouble?
He didn’t want to be impolite but he didn’t want to talk to Sect Master Yuchi any longer. If he did, wasn’t it just inviting problems to himself? After all, as long as it was only the Yun Zou Sect disciples she got into trouble with, things might be able to be explained with just a few words considering their relationship. But if she antagonized the disciples of another sect … How would they get out of that?
Yuchi Bing Xia didn’t notice how troubled Liu Cheng was though. Well, it was no wonder. Whether it was Xian Xun or Liu Cheng, neither of them were very talkative. Only getting one or two words in response to a question was nothing unusual. So he felt that Liu Cheng was just as always. “She wouldn’t have gotten into trouble because of that incident with the demonic sect, would she? I know your Master said that she returned without injury but I couldn’t help but be a little worried. If the Hei Dian Sect knows that she is actually from the Chun Feng Sect, they might target her in the future.”
“Mn.” Liu Cheng’s gaze darted around. He had to get back to make sure that Hong Bao didn’t get into trouble. Maybe this was actually a good opportunity? He cleared his throat and then cupped his fists. “What Sect Master Yuchi said makes sense. Actually, she hasn’t left the sect very often in the last few years. And if she did, there was always somebody else around. I should probably go and check in on her now as well.”
Yuchi Bing Xia waved his hand. “Ah, Liu Cheng, don’t worry about it. Isn’t she in the Yun Zou Sect now? And you came with a lot of disciples from the Chun Feng Sect, as well? They will definitely be able to keep her safe. Furthermore, those other first- and second-tier sects certainly wouldn’t stand by if demonic practitioners broke in. If they did, they’d just be giving us an excuse to drive them away. They wouldn’t let that happen. So your junior martial sister is very safe here. You don’t have to worry.”
Liu Cheng’s lips twitched. Actually, he wasn’t worried about her safety. He somehow felt that there was no way anything would happen to Hong Bao. No, he was rather worried that she might do something that would make somebody else come to harm. There really was no way of knowing with her.