Leng Jin Yu and Bai Mu hurried straight over to the array, making sure that nobody was around before they took out the sketch of the array’s last part that Bai Mu when Qiang Yan had come up with together.
Leng Jin Yu took a deep breath and turned to Bai Mu. “Alright, what do I do now?”
“It’s not too difficult and I can help so we’ll be faster. You just need to take out that part of your soul. I can do the rest.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and then closed his eyes. He had already cut that part off so it shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Most likely, it wouldn’t even have reconnected considering what he used to cut it.
He reached up, spreading out his spiritual sense to take another look at his soul and then used his spiritual energy to guide it to the place where he cut himself with the soul-engraving dagger. He pulled the part of his soul out, opening his eyes and looking at it in a daze.
He had never seen a soul in this way. Looking at it now … It wasn’t quite what he had expected. It was of a dark color, like anthracite, and the texture was surprisingly drawn out. It felt as if it could fray out any single moment.
Bai Mu didn’t notice his strange gaze and just reached out, carefully wrapping the part of the soul with some of his own spiritual energy and then guiding it toward the array. He made his energy spread out, making the soul flow over the places where the lines of the array were supposed to be according to the model. Faint lines appeared and finally seeped into the earth, vanishing without a trace.
Leng Jin Yu watched as the lines of the original array lit up for a moment before the whole set of faint lines appeared and finally vanished altogether. “Is that all?”
Bai Mu nodded. “As I said, it’s not that difficult. You just need to know how to do it.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and then turned in the direction from where the fight could still be heard. “I guess I should go and have a look then.”
“Should I come with you?”
Leng Jin Yu shook his head. “Don’t forget that this is the human realm. We don’t know what is happening over there. You’re not in a much better situation than Jinde is. If the Chun Feng Sect saw you, then that’d mean a lot of trouble. I just want to get Jinde and then go into the realm. Everybody else will be kept outside and then there won’t be a problem any longer. I wouldn’t want to add another one that we need to take care of before that. Jinde will need time to heal himself so he should be given that with peace of mind.
“Furthermore, isn’t Nie Huang still waiting for you? You probably want to return to her side just as much as I want to see Jinde again. So you’d better go back as soon as possible. I’ll also tell your father to hurry up to get back to the Nine Heavens so that he’ll be there when the pill is finished.”
Bai Mu nodded and gave him a grateful smile. “Thank you for understanding. If you need help though … Just contact me.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and then pushed off the ground, rushing over in the direction of the fight while Bai Mu left the Yun Zou Sect in the other direction, returning to the dragon realm without hitch.
On the other hand, Qiang Yan had already arrived at the scene of the fight a while before. He watched the fight going on and furrowed his brows. It wasn’t too hard to see what was going on and with Yuchi Bing Xia grumbling about Liu Cheng’s actions, it wasn’t hard to figure out just who the perpetrators were.
Qiang Yan’s gaze darkened even further and he fixed his gaze on the disciples in the green robes. So these were the people of the Chun Feng Sect. The ones who had kidnapped his son and imprisoned him several years, making him lose out on being with the woman he loved, almost losing her forever. They really were … shameless bastards. And now they actually dared to fight with this nephew-in-law and his nephew’s reincarnation. They were looking for a beating!
Qiang Yan wanted to take out his sword but then hesitated. How could he just get involved? He was a god. He shouldn’t meddle in the human realm. If things got out of hand … And anyway, what they were doing right now was actually good for the gods. If they somehow managed to bypass Qiu Ling and injure Jing Yi, even killing him, then Jing He would wake up and this horrible trial that seemed to go wrong at every point would finally be a thing of the past. That’s … That was something he should be looking forward to, wasn’t it?
Qiang Yan glanced at the boy in Qiu Ling’s arms and furrowed his brows. Even though he knew that from a rational standpoint, this would be the best thing to do, he still couldn’t shake the feeling that he shouldn’t do it.
He had already seen this boy once in the demon realm. Back then, Jing Yi had already known who he was and had reacted pretty calmly considering that he was in the hands of Jin Ling and could have died any moment. That kind of enduring behavior had reminded him a lot of his actual nephew, making it hard not to feel fond of his reincarnation as well. Furthermore … Qiang Yan glanced at Qiu Ling’s determined expression that said that he would never let anybody harm the person that he loved.
Yeah, forget it. There was no way anything would happen to that mortal boy as long as Qiu Ling was around. He would never step aside and just watch what was going on with Jing Yi. In that case, he might as well go and help them beat the asses of these Chun Feng Sect people, venting some of the anger his son surely must have felt.