“Qiu Ling…” Jing Yi looked at his lover with a complicated expression. He really wanted to tell him to cut it off and just go and do what the Sect Master said but then again, he also couldn’t bring himself to do so. Hearing these words after doubting himself so much because of Jing He made his heart beat faster. Obviously, Qiu Ling wasn’t indifferent to him. Maybe some of that was based on his history with Jing He but that couldn’t be everything. No, Qiu Ling would never say these words to him if it had nothing to do with him. He just couldn’t resist listening to him a little longer.
Seeing that his beloved wasn’t rejecting his words, Qiu Ling felt encouraged. He inched closer, one of his arms finally snaking around Jing Yi’s waist, and lowered his head until their foreheads touched. “My love, it’s only understandable that you feel like this. We’ve been separated that often over the last few years. Naturally, you will doubt whether you’ll be able to see me again if I just leave now. This fear, I can understand very well. I also wouldn’t dare to let you go without fearing that somebody would try to separate us again. But do not worry too much! Even if some scoundrel took you away, I would come and save you. You’re the most important person in my life, the light brightening my darkest hours, the fire warming my heart, you are the air I breathe, everything making my life … livable.”
Jing Yi glanced up and found Qiu Ling furrowing his brows. “What is it? Did something happen?”
Qiu Ling pursed his lips. “Enjoyable.”
Qiu Ling cleared his throat and pulled back, gifting Jing Yi a bright smile. “Enjoyable. You’re everything that makes my life enjoyable. It’s much more than just livable you know? It was livable before but it really was endless suffering to be without you. But now that I have you …” He leaned down again, pursing his lips to get a kiss this time.
Jing Yi glanced around them and couldn’t help but notice that the people next to them were very conscientiously looking away. Ah, it was probably too late not to embarrass themselves. In that case, he should just go through with it. What was the difference in embarrassing yourself a second time if you had already done it once?
He raised his chin and their lips met halfway. Jing Yi closed his eyes and then wanted to pull back but a certain someone stuck to him, obviously not satisfied with just giving him a peck.
Jing Yi cracked his eyes open just in time to see Qiu Ling tilt his head to deepen the kiss. His cheeks flushed and he wanted to push him off but his lover obviously just thought that he was trying to get even closer. The hand that he had just put onto Qiu Ling’s chest to push him off was covered with a larger hand and engulfed in Qiu Ling’s warmth.
Jing Yi really couldn’t bring himself to push him back in that situation.
Qiu Ling very happily cradled this person in his arms and considered whether they would have enough time to go somewhere else and ignore these people for a few hours. Just finding a place to sit down and get comfortable and kiss like this for a while sounded very, very tempting to him right now.
He leaned back slightly, cracking his eyes open that had closed on their own. “My love, how about ditching these old people and find a secluded spot?”
Just then, Grandmaster Zhangsun arrived. Hearing his disciple call the ones around him old, he almost stumbled when he landed. Old people? From a person that was obviously old enough to know that man from the special dimension? Had he missed something? What old people was he talking about?
Jing Yi noticed a gaze that was targeted at them and finally pushed Qiu Ling off. “What are you even saying?” By now, not only his cheeks were red. His whole face had turned crimson and even his ears had started to change color.
Qiu Ling looked at him and couldn’t help but feel that missing out on the sweet time spent alone wasn’t all that bad if it enabled him to see such a cute expression on Jing Yi’s face. Well, he still regretted it a bit but this made up for at least half of that feeling!
“Ah, don’t be angry, my love! I was just very, very happy just now.” He cozied up to him again, his arms slithering around his waist while he slipped behind him and finally put his chin on Jing Yi’s shoulder. “I love you so much!”
Zhangsun Xun Yi also turned away and went over to the Sect Master that had started to count the blades of grass to his feet. “Am I required to say something to the Elders?”
Yuchi Bing Xia shook his head. “It would be great if you could say something to your disciple though.” He lowered his voice, hoping that neither Jing Yi nor Qiu Ling would hear. Naturally, that didn’t work out.
Though Jing Yi did indeed not hear what he was saying, Qiu Ling did. He glanced up and glared at the Sect Master. This guy! First, he wanted to send him off even though he had obviously sent a message to his Master and now, he even tried to get his Master to interfere when he was being happy with his beloved.
He was really wondering if this guy might have his eyes on Jing Yi! If he wasn’t wrong, that guy wasn’t married yet. There was indeed such a possibility. He should keep his eyes on him!
Yuchi Bing Xia had no idea what exactly had just gone wrong since Jing Yi had obviously not been able to hear what he said and the two of them hadn’t really been disturbed while doing anything important but he did understand that the Grandmaster’s disciple was anything but happy with him. He hurriedly turned around and forced a smile onto his lips, before he cleared his throat to get everyone’s attention.
He had no idea that Qiu Ling’s gaze was darkening once again. This bastard! Now, he was even starting this duel just to separate him and Jing Yi. He was obviously planning something!