While Jinde and Leng Jin Yu had already gone back to being their normal selves, Qiu Ling was still fussing over his beloved. He patted down his body, trying to find any of the grievous wounds that he was imagining. To his surprise, he couldn’t find even a single one.
Jing Yi couldn’t help but become even more embarrassed by his lover’s worry. Ah, just what was he supposed to say? Explaining was embarrassing but not explaining was also embarrassing.
In the end, he could only grab Qiu Ling’s hands and give him an awkward smile. “It’s alright. I’m … I’m alright. You don’t have to worry. Nothing is wrong.”
Qiu Ling looked at his beloved, not feeling too reassured. Who knew if his beloved was just saying this to make him feel better? It would certainly be in line with his personality. As a good lover, he shouldn’t be dissuaded from making sure that he was alright just because of what his beloved said. No, it was very important to continue to check.
Jing Yi’s face turned even redder when Qiu Ling didn’t stop. “It’s really alright!” He tried to push Qiu Ling’s hands off but the dragon king wouldn’t have it.
“If you’re hurt, you can say it. I’ll definitely try to help you as well as I can. If it’s really bad, I can just go and get the old geezer. He knows about medicine. He’ll be able to help you.”
Jing Yi smiled wryly. “That’s not it. I just …” Well, it seemed he wouldn’t get around it. “I was just embarrassed.”
Qiu Ling blinked his eyes. “Why though?”
Jing Yi looked over to where Leng Jin Yu and Jinde had stood before and sighed. “Do you remember the last time I saw them?”
Qiu Ling pondered and then straightforwardly shook his head. “No. What about it?”
Jing Yi sighed. “That time …” His cheeks and ears turned an even darker shade of red. “He wasn’t wearing clothes.”
Qiu Ling just looked at his beloved and couldn’t figure out what the problem was. “So?”
Jing Yi looked at him, failing to understand why Qiu Ling didn’t mind at all. “That’s … You don’t mind?”
Qiu Ling gave a goofy smile and pulled Jing Yi into his arms, happily brushing through his hair and rubbing his back. “Ah, so you were afraid I’d be angry? Don’t you worry! He’s together with my father anyway. I don’t think he’d be trying to make a move on you.”
Jing Yi’s lips twitched. Who was afraid the other person would make a move on him? He hadn’t thought of that at all! He was just embarrassed that he had seen somebody naked! Was that so strange?
He looked away, trying to calm his thoughts. Then, he blinked his eyes. “Wait, what? Your father?”
Qiu Ling nodded. “Mn.”
“But …” Jing Yi looked at where Jinde and Leng Jin Yu had vanished again and couldn’t understand what Qiu Ling meant. “I thought that your father was dead?” After all, wasn’t that what Qiu Ling had told him back then when he had been imprisoned in his inner self?
Qiu Ling nodded his head. “I did.”
“Then how …”
“Ah.” Qiu Ling finally understood what his beloved was talking about and then motioned over to where the two of them had disappeared. “Well, he got reincarnated. It’s been a while since then, after all. So now they’re together again.”
Jing Yi just stared at Qiu Ling. Had he … Had he just told him that Yu Jin, no, Leng Jin Yu was the reincarnation of his father? That … That didn’t make any sense? Especially …
Jing Yi’s face that had just started to return to its normal color turned red once again. So he had actually tried to tell Qiu Ling back then that the person he had fallen in love with was his father?!
Jing Yi covered his face with his hands and turned away. He really didn’t want to continue this topic even though there were likely a lot of things that he should still ask about.
Qiu Ling looked at him in confusion but then just shrugged his shoulders. “How about we go and take a look around? Actually, I can show you the place where I live.” He put his chin on Jing Yi’s shoulder and happily brushed their heads against each other.
Jing Yi glanced behind him, slowly lowering his hands. “The place where you live? This …” He looked around, wondering if he had understood that right. “Aren’t we in the human realm anymore?”
Qiu Ling blinked his eyes. “No, we are. Why would you think we aren’t?”
“Then … How do you want to show me where you live? Wouldn’t that be the dragon realm?”
Qiu Ling nodded but then motioned over at the building in the middle of the realm not far from where they had landed. “True, but my father actually recreated the palace from the dragon realm. I guess he wanted to give the old geezer a surprise.”
Jing Yi nodded in a daze, looking around more closely. “Then … What about the rest? Is that also like in the dragon realm?”
Qiu Ling shook his head. “No, he doesn’t remember that much. In fact, I don’t think he remembers more than just a few things. Actually, I don’t think he even remembers me. And I had to help him with the palace as well. But I think it turned out really well thanks to that. So do you want to see?”
Jing Yi nodded slowly, feeling indeed a bit curious. He had never been to the dragon realm and Qiu Ling hadn’t talked about it too much. He really wanted to see just how his lover had lived before they met in this life.
Naturally, Qiu Ling didn’t need to be told twice. He pushed off the ground and then flew right up to the entrance, only then putting Jing Yi down. “Let’s take our time. We’ll have to wait until those bastards from that sect will leave anyway. We might as well enjoy ourselves until then.”
Jing Yi nodded but couldn’t help but look in the direction they had come from. “The Sect Master and Grandmaster Zhangsun … Will they be alright?” After all, Liu Cheng and his martial brothers had seemed very determined.
Qiu Ling shrugged his shoulders. “They should.” In fact, he didn’t care too much though. He didn’t know the Sect Master at all, considering that he had only seen him a handful of times, and the Grandmaster was his Master in name only. They might as well fight their own battles. It had nothing to do with him. No, he’d much rather spend his time with his beloved.
Thus Jing Yi was pulled into the building and soon forgot about what was going on outside, his whole attention on this new place.