Fei Bai Mu listened quietly, her brows furrowing further the longer the Grandmaster talked. Zhangsun Xun Yi did not only tell her about the matter with Ma Zhi Wu and the other two disciples but also explained what had transpired at the last meeting with the Chun Feng Sect. After all, the suspicion toward his own disciple was the very same as that against the other three.
“There aren’t any more disciples missing?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi shook his head. “Not that I know of. I can ask our Sect Master’s disciple to take a look at that though.”
She nodded. “That would be good. In most of the other sects, there are also one or two disciples missing but considering that the Chun Feng Sect already has three of your disciples imprisoned and still wanted to go after more of them, I’m wondering if there might be more to this. Especially since you’re the only ones who weren’t notified of this. I guess that Alliance Head Hua will have explained the matter of the letters to you?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded. “He mentioned it. I am not quite sure why we weren’t informed either. But I guess this might depend on who the person doing the informing is.” He gave Fei Bai Mu a deep look but she just gave a noncommittal smile in return.
“If I knew, I still wouldn’t tell you. Who knows if the person isn’t a disciple of the Chun Feng Sect? The more people that know of their identity, the worse this would be for them. I can’t let that happen.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded. “That is understandable. I’m just worried that it might be a person that has a personal vendetta against the Yun Zou Sect since we were the only ones left out. In the end, what if this means that all the disciples would be freed save for ours?”
Fei Bai Mu nodded. “That is indeed a concern you should have.”
The three fell quiet and Sect Master Fei looked from one of the men to the other. “Speaking of a deeply hidden person that would inform somebody of some secrets … Is there nobody that Grandmaster Zhangsun can think of?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi raised his brows and then glanced at Hua Min. There was indeed a person he could think of. And he could also imagine that the Jian Yi Sect would have a special interest in finding out about that person. But he couldn’t speak of his whereabouts or anything else regarding him. “Why? Could it be that the mysterious person that knew about what the Chun Feng Sect was doing mentioned something of the like? Then it is even stranger that they wouldn’t notify us. You wouldn’t think that it could be one of our disciples, would you?”
Fei Bai Mu shook her head. She didn’t know if Zhangsun Xun Yi was just playing stupid or if he really didn’t know anything but if Grandmaster Leng was indeed in the Yun Zou Sect, somebody had to know. And it should be either their Sect Master or their Grandmaster. Anyway, she would get behind what was happening. “It’s not that I suspect one of your disciples. It’s just that I heard some rumors and am currently trying to verify them.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi looked at her deeply, his thoughts churning. From what she had said, he was almost sure that she already had a hunch that Leng Jin Yu had returned. That … Could he just admit to that? After all, that person hadn’t opened up about his identity until the moment he couldn’t deny it any longer. Would he really want the Jian Yi Sect to find out? Anyway, it wasn’t like he could ask him.
Seeing that Zhangsun Xun Yi kept quiet but still looked at her like this, Fei Bai Mu felt that there had to be more to this. She also hesitated for a moment but finally sighed and just said the truth. “Actually, the person that told us about the matter of the Chun Feng Sect mentioned that there was a certain someone at the Yun Zou Sect.”
This time, Zhangsun Xun Yi’s brows raised. As for the people who knew that the person was in the Yun Zou Sect … There should only be him and maybe his disciple and his disciple’s lover. Nobody else was aware of his identity. Not even the Sect Master. “Oh? Did that person mention anything else?”
“Apparently, that somebody got married.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi and Hua Min once again exchanged a glance.
In the end, it was Hua Min who cleared his throat. “That … I can imagine who Sect Master Fei is talking about. I’m just afraid … You won’t be able to see that person. Originally, I also came here because I wanted to extend my greetings when I found out. It’s just that … he is currently unavailable.”
Fei Bai Mu raised her brows. So it turned out that he was indeed here. It really made her wonder what was going on though. “Would Alliance Head Hua be so kind as to explain?”
Hua Min gave an embarrassed smile and then motioned at Zhangsun Xun Yi. “I think that he would be able to explain better. I was only made aware of this a while ago as well.”
The two of them turned back to the Grandmaster and he sighed. “In fact, there’s not much to say about this. After this matter with the Chun Feng Sect, he and … his husband secluded themselves. I guess you could say that they don’t want to deal with this matter. Unfortunately, we are unable to reach them at the place where they are currently.”
Fei Bai Mu pondered and then looked at her small disciple. There was no way she would return after she had found out that he was here. “Let me see where he is currently at. I want to take a look at least.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi hesitated but finally nodded and brought her to the area behind the Sect Master’s palace.
Looking at the array on the ground, Fei Bai Mu furrowed her brows. She stepped forward, extended a hand and then sent a sliver of spiritual energy into it.
Inside the secret realm, Leng Jin Yu opened his eyes in his spot next to the lake and looked blankly ahead. That spiritual energy … If he wasn’t wrong, then he knew who this person was. And this time, it was actually somebody who was on his side. Well, more or less. Who knew how things had changed after all these years?