The female disciple once again looked at him strangely. “It’s not really advised for somebody without a Master to go on a mission right now. You should ask yourself if you really want to do this.”
Jing Yi furrowed his brows. He had been looking forward to doing this but if it was such a serious matter, then he also wouldn’t insist on it. It would be a pity though.
Seeing his beloved’s expression, Qiu Ling pursed his lips. “Why don’t you just ask my Master? Anyway, we’re going to be married soon so what’s mine is yours as well. There’s no need to be particular about it.”
Jing Yi almost wanted to laugh but he held back when he remembered that there was still the female disciples present. He cleared his throat and gave her an apologetic smile. She had to be weirded out by Qiu Ling’s behavior. “Well, I guess there’s nothing we can do then. I’m sorry that we took up so much of your time for nothing.”
“It’s no problem. Anyway, if you really want to go on a mission, you could go to the Elder that is in charge of you.” She looked at the sleeves of Jing Yi’s robe to see whether he was an inner or outer sect disciple. Seeing the cloud pattern on there, she raised her gaze back to his eyes. “You’re a cultivator, right? Then that would be Elder Liao.”
Jing Yi nodded. “Thank you!”
The three of them bid farewell and the martial sister continued down the path while Jing Yi turned to Qiu Ling.
“So do you think we should go and talk to that Elder?”
Qiu Ling pouted. “Why would you want to go to some random Elder when we could go to my Master?” After all, hadn’t he explained that that guy was his Master and thus was Jing Yi’s Master as well? Why wasn’t his beloved appreciating that at all?
Jing Yi sighed and tugged at Qiu Ling’s hand to make him move back into the inner sect grounds. “I understand what you mean. But he is still the Grandmaster of the sect. I feel that bothering him about something like this would be a little too much. Don’t you think so?”
Qiu Ling shook his head. “He’s my Master. And he hasn’t really done anything for me so I think that having him do at least a little something for me wouldn’t be too much. In fact, I think he owes me!”
Jing Yi smiled wryly. He wasn’t surprised at all that this was how Qiu Ling saw the situation. Anyway, he still didn’t want to go and bother the Grandmaster. “Let’s just go and ask that Elder Liao. Or maybe … Maybe it would be better if we really didn’t go outside. If there are disciples vanishing …”
Qiu Ling inched closer and pecked his cheek. “As I said: You don’t have to worry about that at all. I’ll definitely keep you safe. Whatever scoundrel tries to kidnap you, I’ll beat them up!”
“I don’t think anybody would try that. I wonder what happened to those disciples though.”
Qiu Ling just shrugged shoulders, not in the least concerned. He didn’t know that many people in the Yun Zou Sect anyway. As long as the person involved wasn’t his beloved, he wouldn’t care. “Do you know where that Elder Liao is? Or is there anything else you’d like to do if you really don’t want to go on that mission?” Anyway, he didn’t mind either way as long as they spent time together.
Jing Yi pondered and then, his expression lit up. “Actually, why don’t we go and visit Shao Hai and Xiao Dong? I haven’t seen the two of them for a long time. It would be nice to catch up, don’t you think so?”
“No.” He hadn’t forgotten how that stupid brat had dared to kiss his beloved before he could. He would never forget about that! So if he didn’t have to see him, that would be for the best. He definitely didn’t want to see him. Especially not when his beloved was around. In fact, it might be best if his beloved never saw that guy again. Seriously, Yi Zan’s nephew had done a very poor job. Hadn’t he called him over so he could take care of that problem? How come things had gone so wrong?
Jing Yi raised his brows but didn’t take it quite seriously. “Actually, I don’t even know where they live since they became inner sect disciples. Do you know any of the other practitioners? I think they should know, shouldn’t they?”
Qiu Ling shook his head. “I don’t know any of that. Why don’t we go on a mission after all?”
Jing Yi ignored the latter part and just continued to ponder. “Then how will we find out where they live? Should we just ask somebody randomly?” He wasn’t too eager to try that. It would be awkward if the person didn’t know after all. If he could, he’d rather ask somebody that he was sure would know.
Qiu Ling wasn’t happy with this but it seemed he wouldn’t get around seeing that brat. In that case, it was better to make his beloved happy first so he wouldn’t be too impressed by whatever that brat did. “Well, is there nobody that you know in the inner sect?”
Jing Yi’s face lit up. “Right! There’s senior martial brother Wu Min Huan and also senior martial brother Nian. We could ask one of the two of them.”
Qiu Ling nodded, not as bothered this time around. Anyway, if he remembered correctly, that Nian Hong Fang already was in a relationship and that Wu Min Huan hadn’t seemed interested at all. That was definitely a show of his lack of taste but it was still much better to meet up with a tasteless person than meeting with that Shao Hai brat who would ogle his beloved all the time.
“Senior martial brother Nian is the disciple of the Grandelder. I think he resides in the palace over there?” Jing Yi motioned in a direction and Qiu Ling looked over.
“That’s true. I went there to get a cauldron for the old geezer once.”
Jing Yi raised his brows but didn’t ask any further. Anyway, this was a good opportunity to test his flying skills outside of the realm for the first time. Even though it wasn’t the same as taking on a mission, it was also very exciting.
Come to think about it, there seemed to be a lot of other things that he could do for the time being. Who knew? Maybe by the time he had met with everybody he knew and tried some other things, the missions would once again be available to all the disciples.