Shun Tao’s lips twitched. Did this guy really think this was funny? “You’re thinking too much. Back then, it was me who got her involved in all of this so it was partly my fault that she was thrown out of the Nine Heavens as well. Naturally, I took a look at her scroll of fate to find out if she is doing well. If she wasn’t, I might have given her a hand. That’s all there is to this.”
Qiang Yan curbed his smile but the corners of his mouth were still faintly raised. “Well, it’s good if it’s like that. Just imagine you were in love with her but unable to see her because she was exiled.” He gave a sigh and shook his head. “That would truly be too pitiful.”
“Yes, yes, enough of that. What do you want to know about the Chun Feng Sect?”
“That’s a good question. In fact, I can’t answer it that well. You see the Chun Feng Sect currently has their eyes on the Yun Zou Sect.”
Shun Tao’s brows twitched. He hadn’t looked at the crown prince’s scroll of fate for a few minutes so he didn’t know what had happened in the last few days in the mortal realm. Don’t tell him … “Have they gotten involved in the crown prince’s fate?”
Qiang Yan gave a wry smile. “Something like that. In fact, they are after the dragon king this time.”
“Then what does this have to do with us?”
“Well, he is the king of our allies. It wouldn’t do to let this situation unfold.”
Shun Tao tightened his lips. He understood where the God of War was coming from but … “This still concerns the crown prince as well. I don’t mind helping out but I can’t decide on this alone. I’ll have to notify the Heavenly Emperor.”
Qiang Yan sighed. He had feared as much. Well, there was a slight chance that his brother-in-law wouldn’t let personal sensitivities cloud his judgment. “Alright, let’s go over then.”
Shun Tao raised his brows, got up and called one of the scribes over, asking him to go over to the Heavenly Emperor’s palace and ask whether or not he would be alright with receiving him.
Qiang Yan awkwardly cleared his throat. Right. Shun Tao was still under arrest so he couldn’t just leave his palace whenever he wanted. Not even when it was to see the Heavenly Emperor himself. If he had already gone to see him today once, then he would have to ask whether he would be allowed to come over a second time.
Shun Tao sat down again and the two of them waited for the scribe to return. The fate’s Scribe couldn’t help but ask a few more questions. “What exactly is the problem? Longjun should be able to deal with the people of the Chun Feng Sect himself. Why would he need our help?”
Qiang Yan took a deep breath to calm himself. He was precisely afraid of people asking too many questions. “It’s not that he can’t necessarily. It’s just that I’d like to keep a situation from occurring. The Chun Feng Sect is specialized in hunting demons and as far as I know, the dragons would also be in danger when faced with this based on the fact that they originate from the demon realm. I don’t want any situation to arise.
“The current Longjun has reigned for a very long time. He is very much beloved by his people so never mind the unrest that would arise if something happened to him, the relationship between the dragons and gods would also sour if they somehow find out that we had knowledge of him being in danger but stood by. If that happens, you can be sure that the demons will act.”
Shun Tao nodded slowly. That made sense. The only question was … “Will the Heavenly Emperor agree?”
Qiang Yan smiled wryly. “Who knows? He’d probably like it if Longjun was imprisoned for a while but that’s something we can’t let happen. Whatever we do, we have to do something at least. Even if it’s just taking a look at a few scrolls of fate and providing the dragons with information they can use.”
Shun Tao nodded. That much should be alright even if the Heavenly Emperor was completely biased, right? If not … He sighed. “You shouldn’t have come to me. This makes the matter much too official.”
Qiang Yan gave another wry smile. “Believe me, I’d love to keep this under wraps as well. The more people know that there’s a situation again, the more dangerous it’ll be for both Longjun and our crown prince. I don’t want to see another situation of his reincarnation being taken hostage by the demons. It was our luck that Longjun managed to save him back then.”
“That’s true.” Shun Tao furrowed his brows. What the God of War said made sense but who could say for sure what the Heavenly Emperor would do? His dislike for the dragon king was widely known. His temper was the same. When they went to tell him about this, he might just laugh and say that it served Longjun right. “Aren’t there two people of the dragon race stationed here? If the Heavenly Emperor doesn’t want to take care of the matter, maybe you should notify them.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “Qiang Wei and Yi Zan, yes. That’s a good idea.” These two were Qiu Ling’s advisers. They would definitely have his best interests in heart. The only problem was that they very likely didn’t know about the previous Longjun still being alive either. If they somehow found out …
Qiang Yan sighed and rubbed his face. Why was this matter so complicated? He just wanted to make some trouble for the Chun Feng Sect! Ah, was there nobody who knew about the situation with the previous Longjun and would be able to help him out? He pondered but before he could find an answer to that question, the scribe already came back, telling them that the Heavenly Emperor would receive them now.