At the same time, Jinde was grumbling in the Yun Zou Sect’s new special dimension. Four people had rushed through one small array all at the same time. — The result could be imagined. Especially since one person had been holding another in the arms while being gripped by the third person that then threw themselves at the last one. Disentangling their hair and sleeves and limbs took more time than any of them would’ve liked.
Jinde threw his stepson an angry look before he turned to his husband with a pitiful expression. “I thought we could finally have some time for us alone. How come your son is suddenly with us?”
Leng Jin Yu’s lips twitched. “You shouldn’t be asking me. I was just finishing up the anchor and then wanted to go and get you when you suddenly rushed over with him and Jing Yi in tow. So shouldn’t I be the one who asks this question instead?”
Jinde huffed. “Isn’t it because he got into trouble again? If you want more details, you should ask that good son of yours. I also wasn’t there from the beginning.”
Leng Jin Yu sighed and then freed himself from the heap of people that had fallen on top of him, trying to pull his husband to his feet as well.
On the other side, Qiu Ling did the same, just that he didn’t need to pull. From beginning to end, he had never let go of his beloved. Ah, as a good lover, this was what he should do! Instead, he rolled onto his back and then sat up, letting Jing Yi get up first. “Are you alright?”
Jing Yi nodded but still looked at the ground.
Qiu Ling couldn’t help but worry. “Are you sure? You aren’t hurt? Maybe you hit your head?”
Jing Yi shook his head, still not looking up. Qiu Ling couldn’t help but panic. He grabbed Jing Yi by the shoulders and then went ahead to check every inch of his body, trying to see if there was any wound while cursing the people of the Chun Feng Sect in his head. These bastards! It was all their fault! Now, his beloved was in such a dangerous condition! He wouldn’t be a man if he didn’t pay them back!
Seeing that his stepson was fussing over his lover so much Jinde gave a sigh and came over, intending to check the boy himself. Anyway, he understood much more about these things than Qiu Ling. If they let this bear child handle things, the boy might be hurt even worse.
When Jinde stepped closer, Jing Yi’s head sunk further down, making the dragon stop in his tracks. This … What was going on?
Behind him, Leng Jin Yu had on a thoughtful expression. He looked at Jing Yi and then looked at Jinde who had thrown the hat away before, showing his face and hair. Even somebody who had only seen him shortly would certainly recognize him.
Leng Jin Yu sighed as well and went to grab Jinde’s hand. “Let’s go. I don’t think you can do anything here.”
“Mn? I might not have much spiritual energy left but I’m still very well-versed in medicine.” He said so but he still followed his husband, only glancing over his shoulder at Jing Yi. Anyway, his husband had been human once. Maybe he had been able to figure out what was wrong with the boy because of that already.
Jinde waited until they were out of earshot before he stopped and pulled at Leng Jin Yu’s hand to make him turn around. “So? Don’t you want to tell me what the matter was just now?”
Leng Jin Yu smiled wryly. “Do you remember meeting him before?”
Jinde tilted his head and pondered. “I think I’ve seen him before, yes. Why do you ask?”
Leng Jin Yu’s smile got even worse. “Then do you remember what you were doing back then?”
Jinde brushed through his hair with his fingers, a playful smile curling up the corners of his lips. “No, but with the way you look right now, it must have been something naughty.”
Leng Jin Yu sighed, basically acknowledging his words. “You were sitting naked in a tub.”
Jinde broke out into laughter. “So he was embarrassed?”
“Is that so weird?” Leng Jin Yu shook his head and turned away, intending to leave.
Jinde pulled him back though, putting his arms around his shoulders. “Well, it is to a dragon. It’s not a problem to be seen naked. Well … Some partners might get jealous but it’s rare.” He paused and his own smile turned a little strained as well. “As long as it’s a good relationship, that is.”
“You’re thinking of Chun Yin.”
Jinde gave a hum, not concealing anything. Anyway, Jinde already knew about that and it was obvious that he’d be thinking of him in this situation. “We were a special case. As I said, it’s rare.”
“Qiu Ling seems pretty jealous as well.”
This time, it was Jinde who turned away and pulled Leng Jin Yu with him. His husband followed along though, not making things difficult.
“Is it a wonder? Never mind the shadow that his parents’ relationship left in his heart, he also hasn’t managed to take the last step with either the Son of Heaven or his reincarnation. They’re not married. As long as that doesn’t change, he’ll continue to be like this. That is a normal reaction for a dragon.”
“Mn. Humans are different, I guess. Being seen like that or … seeing somebody like that would make many of us embarrassed.”
“And that even though I’m such a beauty. Wouldn’t you like to take an extra peek?”
Leng Jin Yu smiled, intertwining his fingers with Jinde’s. “I don’t need to peek. I can just openly watch if I want to. That’s much better.”
“Mn. So do you want to go and take a look?”
Leng Jin Yu shook his head with a laugh. Why wasn’t he surprised that things had ended up like this?