Nian Hong Fang didn’t bother about the anxious disciple. His plan was very simple: He would create more favorable circumstances and then wait. When an opportunity came, he would let the disciple lead the two of them away or maybe let them go on their own.
Right now, the chances were already much better. Previously, they had stood all alone in the middle of the training grounds where everybody was able to see them. Whether that disciple walked over to them or to several people and even if they sent a paper crane, the result would still be the same: Everybody would see.
After that fight, there was no way they wouldn’t subconsciously pay attention to Qiu Ling. And as soon as this person moved, all eyes would be on him. So for the time being, there was no way to inconspicuously make him leave. No, they first needed to make sure that the others weren’t paying as much attention.
Now, with Qiu Ling and Jing Yi standing at the side of the training grounds, people might still be looking over but there were others around. If somebody moved, it wouldn’t immediately draw attention. After everybody had calmed down and other things were happening, it wouldn’t be impossible to diverge everyone’s attention.
Nian Hong Fang looked at Jing Yi for help when his fiance still didn’t let go of him.
Jing Yi sighed and once again turned to face Qiu Ling. He forced himself to give a small smile and brushed his hair to the side. “Qiu Ling, didn’t you promise to let senior martial brother Nian take a look at you to make sure you’re alright? What about that?”
Qiu Ling’s brows furrowed and he glanced at Jing Yi’s face before looking at Nian Hong Fang and the other disciple next to him. These people … They were of the Yun Zou Sect. They probably wouldn’t do anything to Jing Yi, would they?
He tried to convince himself but it wasn’t easy at all. There was still a voice inside him that told him that this place wasn’t safe and that he definitely couldn’t let go or Jing Yi would be in trouble.
Qiu Ling took a deep breath and finally put Jing Yi down. Anyway, as long as there was no demon around, it didn’t make a difference whether he carried him or not. He would be able to defend him against the attacks of all other races. Well, just in case, Qiu Ling stayed as close to Jing Yi as he could.
Jing Yi glanced up and grabbed Qiu Ling’s hand to reassure him. “It’s alright.”
Qiu Ling nodded and let Nian Hong Fang inspect his spiritual energy even though he was sure that he wasn’t hurt and that it wouldn’t make a difference either if Nian Hong Fang checked him even if he was. After all, this person was a human while he was a dragon. If he actually got hurt, no human would be able to heal him. No, if something had really happened to him, then his best chance would be to run and find the old geezer or return to the dragon realm to find a healer there. Anyway, he was alright. His beloved was also alright so he didn’t need to think about it any longer. He was just doing this to give Jing Yi peace of mind.
Nian Hong Fang lowered his gaze after a moment, a small smile lighting up his face. “Senior martial brother Qiu is alright. You don’t have to worry any longer, junior martial brother Jing.”
Jing Yi heaved a sigh of relief and encircled Qiu Ling’s arm. “That’s good. Thank you very much, senior martial brother Nian.”
Nian Hong Fang waved his hand, indicating that it was nothing much. Anyway, his task in the Yun Zou Sect was to deal with these kinds of things. He could even regard it as gaining experience.
Thinking of that, Nian Hong Fang couldn’t help but glance at Qiu Ling again. He didn’t know if it was the effect of the heavenly constitution he had but … The energy inside of him hadn’t felt like what he normally felt from the other disciples. He should probably ask his Master about this later on. Anyway, right now, it was more important to further diverge everyone’s attention.
Nian Hong Fang looked around and furrowed his brows. “Well, the people directly included in the fight have been taken care of but … It could be that some others were implicated because they stood too close. We should also take a look at them.” He looked to his Master who nodded and then motioned at his other disciples. “You’ve heard what your senior martial brother said. Help him out and go check the people that have been injured.”
The disciples cupped their fists and bowed, acknowledging his order and then went out to do as they had been told.
The attention paid to Qiu Ling and Jing Yi hadn’t completely vanished but by now, it had at least halved. If the two of them remained where they were and let some more time pass, they should be able to leave without anybody noticing.
Nian Hong Fang was happy with what he had achieved. He stayed back and conversed with them for a while before he also followed his junior martial brothers to take care of the other disciples.
Some time passed and the Elders and disciples of the other sects finally stopped paying attention to Qiu Ling and Jing Yi. The disciple that was supposed to lead them away turned to them and leaned over. “Sect Master Yuchi he said for you to retreat first. Now seems to be a good moment for that.”
Jing Yi didn’t know why the Sect Master would ask them to do something like that but he still nodded. “Yes.” He glanced at Qiu Ling and tugged at his hand. By now, his lover seemed to be almost back to being himself.
Qiu Ling nodded and followed him further away from the training grounds. Unfortunately, there still was one group of people that hadn’t stopped paying attention to them.