Yuchi Bing Xia led the new guests into the sect and toward one of the empty buildings on his own peak. An unranked sect, ah! This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance for their Yun Zou Sect! If he didn’t use it to the fullest, he’d be an idiot. Mn, letting them stay on his peak where he could go and visit them and would always be available if they had any troubles was certainly for the best.
If only Yu Jin would come out of closed-door cultivation already so that he could drag him over and let him befriend these disciples … Ah, advancing to the next stage was great but you could always advance with time. Being able to meet the disciples of an unranked sect was different. Things like that only happened once in a blue moon! And most of them were even very standoffish and would hardly look at you. Meeting someone who would give you face by at least talking to you was already an accomplishment. A disciple that knew who you were and even wanted to meet you? This was like … The odds were probably even lower than being struck by lightning. He definitely had to stall them for as long as he could to give Yu Jin an opportunity to meet them!
As for those other Elders and their disciples that he had previously wanted to drive away? Yuchi Bing Xia had completely forgotten about them. Ah, how could they compare to even one person from the Liu He Alliance? Not to mention a whole group of them!
Hua Min followed silently, feeling nervous. Would he actually get to see Grandmaster Leng? As in, from face to face? Not through some transmission? If he did … what should he say?! This was his Master’s good friend of many years but also a legendary figure, an ascended deity by now! You couldn’t just drop by and say ‘hi’ could you?
His heart beat madly and he had to take a few deep breaths, trying to calm down. Anyway, when he met him, he couldn’t make a fool out of himself. He had to show his best side. Otherwise, he’d be letting himself down. This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance, after all!
Thus, two people thought exactly the same while the disciples of the Liu He Alliance filed into the courtyards they had been allocated. It was just that the object of their veneration was somebody else. If they found out that one was the disciple of the other … It really made one wonder how their faces would look like.
With both people being awkward, Jinde could only sigh. “While we were on the way here, we saw a disturbance that seemed to come from the Yun Zou Sect. What might have been the matter? You wouldn’t have gotten into trouble again, would you?”
Yuchi Bing Xia gave an awkward laugh. “Ah, that …”
Grandmaster Zhangsun furrowed his brows as usual. Obviously, the person who came over before had been Jinde. There was no way he wouldn’t know what was going on. So did he want to tell them something with this? He pondered. Maybe this was about Qiu Ling? He was worried so he’d like to take a look? That should be it. After all, they were of the same race.
Zhangsun Xun Yi cleared his throat. “In fact, quite a few other sects came to visit as well and we decided to have a competition to let the disciples gain some more experience. My disciple … started with a demonstration just now but things got a little out of hand. Maybe you’d like to go and take a look?”
Next to him, Yuchi Bing Xia’s eyes widened. Shit! There were still the other sects! Never mind currying favor with the Liu He Alliance, he had completely forgotten about them. He probably should have sent a disciple or something to tell them that they didn’t need to wait.
Jinde smiled happily. Ah, this Grandmaster Zhangsun really understood him. Now, if only Jin Yu would return as well … Anyway, he should first take care of that bear child. “That’s a lovely idea.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded and motioned toward the training grounds. “Well, there shouldn’t be a problem with just watching. I’m just afraid that you won’t be able to take part or the other sects might say we’re bullying them.”
Jinde gave a clear laugh. Ah, he should see if the one that had made Qiu Ling mad enough to bring about such a storm was still around. If he was, he should ask that Alliance Head Hua for yet another favor. Having the disciples from that person’s sect beat up couldn’t be asking for too much, could it? With that thought, Jinde nodded happily. “Let’s go then, let’s go. I’m very interested in seeing that.”
Hua Min’s expression tensed. Dear ancestor! Could you not be like this?! He clearly felt that Jinde was having fun now that they were back. He wouldn’t want to throw himself into some fight, would he? No, that couldn’t happen! What if he got hurt and Grandmaster Leng found out? Then …
Unfortunately, nobody took note of Hua Min’s mood. Since Jinde had already spoken Zhangsun Xun Yi went ahead. With Jinde following right after, Yuchi Bing Xia rushed to the spot next to him. He might not know how to face Hua Min but this was the disciple that admired his disciple. There already was a connection that could be used. Ah, maybe this was the moment when luck would finally turn for their sect? Ah, he could only hope that this was true, then he wouldn’t have let his Master and the Sect Masters before him down.
He wanted to speak up but Jinde stopped. He looked into the distance, his narrowing below the veil. “I’m afraid that ‘competition’ is still going on.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi also furrowed his brows. Indeed. Somebody was fighting up ahead. It was just … that wasn’t on the training grounds. Obviously, that fight was happening a little further away from it. So what was going on there? Somehow, he had a bad feeling about this.