Qiu Ling listened to the conversation between Jing Yi and Nian Hong Fang for a moment before he leaned over to his beloved. “My love, let me go check out something for a moment. I’ll be back in a minute.” He kissed Jing Yi’s cheek and then got up, leaving the Grandelder’s palace.
Jing Yi raised his brows but then just shrugged his shoulders. It was rare for Qiu Ling to actually leave him alone for a moment, much more so of his own volition. He really wondered what it was that he wanted to do. Well, maybe this was also because Qiu Ling finally trusted that he would be able to get away on his own if something bad happened. It was a good thing that he had trained so much in that realm.
Meanwhile, Qiu Ling went over to the array that led to exactly that realm, only to meet with his Master and Fei Bai Mu there. Seeing a woman with a child in her arms, he couldn’t help but furrow his brows and point at her nose. “Whose child is that?!” It couldn’t be that his father had once again been a fool and been led astray, could it?! He really wouldn’t forgive him this time around! Shouldn’t you get a bit smarter after your reincarnation?
Fei Bai Mu raised her brows and then looked at Zhangsun Xun Yi. “This person is …?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi coughed. “This … is my disciple.” He turned to Qiu Ling and gave him a deep look. “Qiu Ling, this is Sect Master Fei from the Jian Yi Sect. Don’t be rude to her.”
Qiu Ling was having none of that though. “Who cares who she is? I want to know whose child that is.”
Fei Bai Mu looked at this young man with some more interest when she saw that he was making such a fuss over the child. This … wouldn’t be the rumored husband of their own Grandmaster, would he? She looked him up and down, feeling that he was quite handsome.
In fact, she was not the only one who thought so. Seeing Qiu Ling, Hua Lin Yu’s eyes lit up and he stretched out his little arms, wanting to be held by him.
Qiu Ling’s expression darkened even further when he saw that. What did this child want from him? He definitely wouldn’t accept it! It was bad enough that his father had cheated on his so-called true love once but it would be even worse if he did do so a second time. If the old geezer wanted to castrate him after this, he definitely wouldn’t interfere. In fact, he might lend a helping hand and hold him down. His father was totally throwing away the face of the dragon race!
Hua Lin Yu scrunched up his face when he didn’t get his wish and stretched out his hands even further. “Hug!”
“Who’s going to hug you?! If you dare to call me brother, see if I won’t abandon you somewhere in the wilderness!”
Hua Lin Yu froze and then blinked his eyes. “Uncle?”
This time, it was Qiu Ling who froze. “Uncle?” But … “I don’t have any siblings! I’m obviously an only child! Where did a nephew pop out from?” Don’t tell him his father had actually had another wife in his past life? Or was it one from this life? No way! He had to get behind this matter!
Qiu Ling turned around and threw an attack at the array, calling out. “Old man! You better let me in right now! I have some questions to ask you!”
Fei Bai Mu raised her brows but before she could ask, the array finally lit up and the three adults with the child were transported over into the realm on the other side.
Fei Bai Mu couldn’t help but feel astonished. So when she carefully asked if she could enter, she was ignored but as soon as this person came and started scolding him, he opened up? Could somebody explain this to her?
She side-eyed Qiu Ling and couldn’t help but wonder. Their Grandmaster actually had a secret husband. So considering what he just said … Maybe he also had a secret son?
The notion was ridiculous but she couldn’t help but feel that there had to be something to this. After all, this young man had immediately asked about the child in her arms and had been scolding the person inside this realm as an old man. Most likely, that meant that either their Grandmaster or their Grandmaster’s husband should be his father? It did make some sense.
At that moment, Leng Jin Yu already appeared at the entrance to the palace in front of them. “Could you make less of a ruckus? You’re going to disturb Jinde’s meditation.” He didn’t know what was going on but he definitely couldn’t let him disturb Jinde. His lover was still far from being healed even though things were going better. He couldn’t let him miss out on valuable time.
Qiu Ling didn’t care about that at all. He once again pointed at Fei Bai Mu and the child in her arms and looked at Leng Jin Yu with a stormy expression. “Who’s the child? And who is that woman?”
Leng Jin Yu looked at her and then raised his brows. “That’s … Sect Master Fei of the Jian Yi Sect and … I have no idea who the child is.” He looked at her, feeling a bit puzzled himself. Fei Bai Mu … She definitely wasn’t the type of woman he ever expected to become a mother.
Fei Bai Mu smiled in return. “I somehow feel that your gaze is a little offensive, Grandmaster Leng. But then again, maybe it is more offensive that you’re hiding in the Yun Zou Sect instead of coming to our Jian Yi Sect. Why don’t you explain that to me before I tell you who this child is?”
“I asked first!”
While the adults were arguing, Hua Lin Yu was still stretching out his hands, asking for that hug he still hadn’t gotten.
Leng Jin Yu rubbed his forehead seeing the scene and motioned at the palace behind him. “I have no idea what you’re thinking about, Qiu Ling, but this is definitely not what was going on in your head. How about this? We can all go in and sit down to discuss this. I can explain matters to Sect Master Fei and she can clear this matter up.”
Fei Bai Mu gave a hum and then went over, not even waiting for the two men behind her to catch up. “That sounds good to me. Anyway, I feel that this will be a long story.”
Leng Jin Yu’s lips twitched. Unfortunately, she might be right about that. He definitely didn’t believe that she would let him off with just half of the truth. No, this woman would definitely ask for every last detail.