Yuchi Bing Xia furrowed his brows. They had always shared a good relationship with the Chun Feng Sect. He didn’t want to put that at risk. Furthermore, the Yun Zou Sect wasn’t doing too well so they needed all the allies they could get. He didn’t know for sure yet what was up with the Liu He Alliance’s visit so the only ones he was able to depend on right now were the people of the Chun Feng Sect. Considering these things, it wouldn’t be a good idea to escalate the current situation further.
On the other hand, the one who had been surrounded was a disciple of the sect. He was even the Grandmaster’s disciple, somebody who was very important to their sect. A current talent and maybe a future Elder or even the one who would follow in Zhangsun Xun Yi’s footsteps one day and become their next Grandmaster. They couldn’t let him get harmed because of a misunderstanding. In that case … What should he do?
He really wanted to solve this situation peacefully but he was drawing a blank on how to do so. Obviously, Liu Cheng wasn’t willing to calmly talk about this. No, as soon as the Chun Feng Sect had some hunch that somebody might not be entirely human, they would do everything they felt necessary to either prove their suspicions or lay them to rest for good. In their defense, it had to be said that more often than not, they were right with what they were saying. The ones they caught really turned out not to be human in most cases.
Yuchi Bing Xia’s gaze slid to Qiu Ling but he shook his head at himself. That couldn’t be. Qiu Ling was the Grandmaster’s disciple. If there was something wrong with him, then Zhangsun Xun Yi certainly would have noticed. There was no way he would’ve taught a disciple for so many years without noticing that he wasn’t human. After all, it wasn’t that easy to pretend to be of a different species.
Yuchi Bing Xia finally turned to Zhangsun Xun. “He won’t listen to us. But we can’t antagonize him either. In our current situation …” As much as he wanted to help Qiu Ling, he also had to think of the other disciples. Even if there wasn’t the Yun Zou Sect to help him, Qiu Ling would be able to defend himself and make progress. The other disciples were different. Many of them would be completely helpless if the Yun Zou Sect suddenly ceased to exist. As the Sect Master, he couldn’t let that happen.
Next to him, Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded. “I’m not too worried about Qiu Ling’s well-being. I’m just afraid that the relationship between us and the Chun Feng Sect will go downhill after this anyway. There’s no way that they would just get give up if they feel that there’s a chance that he’s a demon. He’d have to hold still and let them use that weapon on him before they would relent.”
Jinde glanced at the two of them, furrowing his brows. “What about that weapon?” He might’ve spent a lot of time in the human realm but he had hardly been outside. He really didn’t know anything much about that Chun Feng Sect.
Hua Min turned to him, using the opportunity to make sure that he still was on his good side before he met with Grandmaster Leng again. “The Chun Feng Sect has always been specialized in hunting demons. Quite a few of their weapons aren’t lethal to humans but will severely injure a demon even if they just cut them slightly.”
Thanks to the veil nobody saw but Jinde’s expression derailed. Severely hurting a demon? But that would mean that Qiu Ling was actually in danger there! After all, never mind the fact that his own mother had been a demon, the dragons had originated from the same roots as well. This kind of weapon was basically made to injure him!
Jinde almost rushed out, getting involved in the fight as well to make sure nothing would happen. Just when he had taken two steps, he stopped though. He couldn’t do this. As a dragon, he would be affected by this weapon just as much. The fact that his soul was still injured, wouldn’t make it better. And even though he would soon be able to retreat into the new realm and heal himself, that would take a long time already as it was.
If he was hurt and possibly injured his soul even further, then who knew just how many millennia he’d have to spend there in addition? Before, it wouldn’t have been a problem but … There was also Leng Jin Yu now. He couldn’t let him wait forever, could he? No, he had to heal himself and then finally live his life again, making up for everything that happened before.
He turned to Yuchi Bing Xia, the veil almost being blown aside by the sudden movement, revealing a few strands of golden hair.
Yuchi Bing Xia’s eyes went wide and he stared at Jinde. This was …
Jinde didn’t bother about his stunned expression. “Sect Master, you have to do something. I can understand that you have some reservations and don’t want to antagonize the Chun Feng Sect. But believe me when I say that you will be in even deeper trouble if something happens to Qiu Ling and his lover.”
Yuchi Bing Xia might not have taken it this seriously if he hadn’t just come to a very unsettling insight: This person whom he had thought to be a disciple of the Liu He Alliance was actually their own sect’s hidden expert! Well, no wonder why he had asked about his head disciple the moment they met.
Yuchi Bing Xia turned to look over at where Qiu Ling was still fighting with Liu Cheng, defending his beloved at the same time. He still didn’t want to make the situation escalate but with the current circumstances, what else could he do? Anyway, he also couldn’t let that happen.
This person over there was the Grandmaster’s only disciple. The person he held in his arms was an inner sect disciple that had made tremendous progress over the last few years and could probably be called one of the premier talents of their sect as well. The person that had just pleaded for the two of them was none other than their hidden expert and he also happened to be in a relationship with his own head disciple.
In other words, all the important people of the Yun Zou Sect were involved in this madness. Could he really still not make a move? No, naturally, he couldn’t. If it was just an ordinary disciple, then he might close his eyes and look the other way. His heart might hurt while doing so but it would be the safest choice for all the other disciples of the sect. Now though … If one person fell, the others might follow. What would be left of the Yun Zou Sect then?
Yuchi Bing Xia closed his eyes, taking a deep breath. That kind of outcome … He didn’t want it.