Fei Bai Mu gazed at the closed gates for a moment, her expression subtle. If you were strong enough, then you could do almost anything in the world of cultivation. This man obviously had earned that privilege if he dared to treat the youngest child of the Hua family like this. His blatant disregard for the implications of what he had said was interesting as well. Also, she herself hadn’t been treated like this for a long time. It really made her wonder just who this person was.
She hesitated for a moment but then turned to Hua Ning Shun. “The person just now …”
Hua Ning Shun sighed. “I hope Sect Master Fei doesn’t take offense. He has always been a bit … standoffish.”
“And still, he was the one holding your son. It seems that the Hua family trusts him greatly.”
Before Hua Ning Shun could say anything, the Hua family’s elder stepped forward. “Sect Master Fei is right. This person’s name is Xin Lan and he is of the dragon race. He moved into our area a while ago. Since the situation with Xiao Yu was like that, we asked him for help.”
Fei Bai Mu raised her brows. The dragon race? That sure was unexpected. Although … thinking back to that silvery-white hair it also wasn’t that strange. Obviously, he couldn’t have been of completely human descent. No wonder that person was so strong. “The Hua family can count itself lucky to have somebody like that to depend on. Especially if his relationship with your son is that good.” She looked at the child that was still lying in her arms, dazedly looking at the gate where Xin Lan had just disappeared from. It seemed that despite attracting some evil force, this child was also very blessed. Maybe this was the way of the universe to balance things out.
Hua Ming Jun nodded. “It was indeed our luck. With him around, I felt a lot better. But it’s still good that you have allowed Xiao Yu to stay here. Being in the Jian Yi Sect will do him good. Having more people to rely on is for the best in his situation. Furthermore, I also think that having some other children around him will be quite good. He has been relying a bit too much on Xin Lan in the past years.”
Fei Bai Mu gave a slight smile and then reached up to ruffle the child’s hair. “I’ve seen that. You seem to like that person very much, right, Xiao Yu?”
Hua Lin Yu finally turned to his new Master and blinked his eyes at her. He looked at her face and decided that she wasn’t that bad. She wasn’t as good as Xin Lan but still alright. He hesitated for a moment longer and then finally grabbed a strand of her black hair, holding onto it tightly. Somehow, Xin Lan had managed to slip away when he had let go for just a moment. He had to make sure that this person wouldn’t run away just like that.
Fei Bai Mu’s lips curled up even further. “I think the two of us will be having a lot of fun.” She turned back to the Hua family members and motioned at the child. “You can come and visit him anytime. In fact, I think it would be good if he was in contact with you regularly. Just because he is a member of our Jian Yi Sect now, doesn’t mean that he isn’t a member of the Hua family anymore. He is both and he will continue to be both for the rest of his life.”
Hua Ning Shun nodded gravely. “Thank you very much, Sect Master Fei. Our Hua family is indebted to you.”
Fei Bai Mu shook her head. “I already said it back then: This is also good for our Jian Yi Sect. After all, your Hua family’s members are all very talented. It won’t be a loss to me to have him as my disciple. Furthermore, with him here, you’ll certainly come running as soon as something happens. Having another backer for my sect, I don’t think that is something to mourn.”
Hua Ning Shun laughed. “I doubt the Jian Yi Sect will need that. Anyway, we shouldn’t take up too much of your time. What about the ceremony to take him in as your disciple? Do you want to hold it today already?”
Fei Bai Mu looked at the child and then nodded. “Yes, let’s do that. There’s no reason to wait any longer. Maybe you should stay here for a few more days. Xiao Yu is still young. It will be nice for him to have his family around while he gets used to everything.” Especially since the person he most wanted to stay with him wasn’t there. It would be good if at least the others didn’t leave him alone right away. That way, he wouldn’t feel like he had been abandoned by everyone. “I’ll tell the disciples to prepare a guest house for you.”
Fei Bai Mu waved and the door opened.
One of the disciples stepped inside, cupped his fists and bowed. “What are the Sect Master’s orders?”
“The Hua family will stay here for a while. Prepare a dwelling for them.”
“Yes.” The disciple left, conscientiously closing the door behind him.
Fei Bai Mu once again looked at the child in her arms. “What about you, huh, Xiao Yu? Do you want to take a look at our Jian Yi Sect?”
Hua Lin Yu pursed his lips, not that thrilled about the idea. If he could, he just wanted to go back to Xin Lan. What was so good about the Jian Yi Sect anyway? It wasn’t even a place where his uncle Xin Lan could stay.
Fei Bai Mu really wanted to sigh when she saw that expression. Normally, everyone would be thrilled to hear that they could become a disciple of her Jian Yi Sect. But this little one didn’t feel like it was a good thing at all. Instead, he looked very much as if he was being punished by being sent here. It really made her wonder what kind of charm the dragon race had. “Xiao Yu, say, what is it that you like about that Xin Lan?”
Hua Lin Yu looked at her with bright eyes at that question. “He is good-looking.”
Fei Bai Mu nodded and waited for him to elaborate but that was it. She raised her brows in a questioning manner. “Is that all? You just like him because he is handsome?”
Hua Lin Yu pondered and then nodded.
The Hua family members at the side felt the need to facepalm. So that was the reason? They really wondered why they had never bothered to ask him what it was about Xin Lan that he liked so much. If they had known, they just would’ve found an equally good-looking person to bring him over here. Wouldn’t everything have been resolved much more easily then?
Fei Bai Mu could see the humor in the situation though. She even laughed. “Oh? Then what about me? Am I also good-looking?”
Hua Lin Yu looked at her and then nodded. “Yes. But not as much is Xin Lan.”
Fei Bai Mu wasn’t bothered by that reaction. “Well, luckily for you, when you become my disciple, you’ll gain lots of very good-looking senior martial brothers and sisters. You must be looking forward to it.”
Hua Lin Yu’s eyes lit up. “Really?” Why had nobody told him about this?!
“Really.” Fei Bai Mu patted his head and motioned outside. “I’m sure some of them will be even more handsome than that Xin Lan. Why don’t we go and take a look?”
The child eagerly nodded and then had the Sect Master carry him outside, almost forgetting about the person he had just sent away with a tearful gaze.