Back in the Nine Heavens, Qiang Yan had just arrived outside of the Temple of Medicine to wait for the God of Medicine to refine the pill for Nie Huang. Even though he still had to wait, he felt great right now. Ah, venting at least a bit of the anger his son had to feel had truly been the right decision! It suddenly made him understand just why his brother-in-law always wanted to interfere when anything happened with Jing He. That feeling of doing something good for your child was just too good!
Speaking of which … Qiang Yan looked around but Bai Mu wasn’t there. He sighed. His son had probably returned to the dragon realm first to see Nie Huang. After all, he had come over here because of Leng Jin Yu, hadn’t he? If he could, he would spend every minute with his fiance.
Qiang Yan went to a quiet place and took out his transmission stone, contacting Bai Mu. When the pale apparition appeared, he gave a smile. “Did you go back? Then greet Nie Huang for me!”
“Mn.” Bai Mu gave a smile in return and then looked to the side, tilting the stone a little so that the person next to him could be seen. “You can greet her yourself though.”
“Nie Huang.” Qiang Yan nodded.
Qiang Yan chuckled and then turned back to his son. Before he could say anything, Bai Mu spoke up though.
“I hope you didn’t mind that I went to the dragon realm first. I’m still not used to the difference in time between the realms so … I didn’t want to let Nie Huang wait for too long.” He reached over and interlaced his fingers with her. Yes, he never wanted to let her have to wait for him again. She didn’t deserve that. Once had already been one time too many.
Qiang Yan nodded. “No, you did the right thing. The pill won’t be refined sooner just because you’re here. Just accompany her and wait for my news. I’ll bring the pill over.”
“It’s nothing.” Qiang Yan shook his head and then sighed. “There’s something I feel like I should mention but … I’m not sure you want to hear.”
Bai Mu furrowed his brows. “What is it?”
“In the Yun Zou Sect just now, do you want to know who the attackers were?”
Bai Mu’s expression turned subtle. In fact, he didn’t need his father to say anything. The way he looked and with how he had hesitated about whether or not he should say this, he could already imagine. “The Chun Feng Sect?”
“Yes.” Qiang Yan nodded and tightened his lips. “They accused Qiu Ling of being a demon. Well, him and … that other person as well. That was why they originally got into that fight.”
“Were they hurt?”
Qiang Yan shook his head. “No, neither of them. The same can’t be said of the disciples of the Chun Feng Sect though. They were a little battered afterward.” He grinned but then forced the corners of his mouth back down. This wasn’t the moment for that. “Anyway, the two of them managed to make it to the array and got in there in time. The Chun Feng Sect tried but they were unable to get in.”
“Well, I expected nothing less of the array we made together.”
Qiang Yan laughed lightly. “Indeed. Well, your mother really knew about these things. If it was her …” He sighed and shook his head. There was no use thinking about that right now. “I just thought you should know. The Chun Feng Sect still seems to be very active in the human realm.”
Bai Mu nodded. “Yes, and I’m afraid this won’t be the end of it. If they have latched onto Qiu Ling and … the others, then they’ll continue. They won’t rest until they haven’t caught them and put them behind bars.”
“I’m sure they’d love that. But it’s not that easy. Qiu Ling is the dragon king. He can’t be that easily defeated.”
Bai Mu narrowed his eyes, thinking back to the day when he had met Qiu Ling for the first time. “I wouldn’t be so sure about that.”
“Qiu Ling got me out of that dungeon. When he and the others arrived, he seemed … quite bothered. The dungeon is made to counter the power of demons.”
“Ah.” Qiu Ling furrowed his brows. “Right. Even though it’s faint, the dragons were part of the demon race once. And with his strength, he might even be more affected than other dragons. But it shouldn’t be a problem outside of the dungeon, right? As long as he doesn’t go in there, he should be fine.”
“They have weapons with the same characteristics. As long as he is injured slightly, that might be enough to bring him down. Furthermore, even though Qiu Ling might be a good fighter, what about his lover? As long as they’re in the realm, it won’t make a difference. But as soon as they get out …”
Qiang Yan nodded and couldn’t help but glance at Nie Huang. His son’s fiance had already lowered her head, not looking too well. She probably blamed herself. After all, back then, the same thing had happened.
He sighed. “I’d like to do something but the gods aren’t supposed to interfere in the mortal realm. Especially not for selfish reasons. And since this doesn’t concern Jing He but only his reincarnation …” His brother-in-law wouldn’t give any command to interfere either. It was a pity. Right now, he’d really like him to be willful.
Bai Mu nodded. “I can imagine. Well, I’d like to help them but there’s nothing I can do. I’d be even condemning them more. The only thing you could do would be to try and get people from the mortal realm to keep them occupied.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “People from the mortal realm …” He didn’t know about that too much but maybe there were others who would. Maybe he should go and check as soon as the pill was finished.