At the same time, Hong Ai finally managed to find out where Qiu Ling and Jing Yi were staying. She knocked on the door of the hut and stepped inside when Jing Yi responded. “That person from the Nine Heavens arrived.”
Qiu Ling who had still been staring at Jing Yi gave her a dubious look. “Then what are you doing here?”
“Uh … He asked to see you.”
Qiu Ling cocked an eyebrow but didn’t seem as if he wanted to get up at all. “And? He isn’t here to see me, is he? He is here to see your sister. So you should run and grab her instead of wasting your time disturbing us.”
Next to him, Jing Yi rubbed his forehead. Couldn’t Qiu Ling say things a little more nicely? Even though he wasn’t wrong, this wasn’t a good way to put it. “Hong Ai, I’m sorry. Qiu Ling just means to say that it could be that this person doesn’t really want to see your sister. So maybe it would be better to get her and just bring her there so she can meet him instead of just letting him see Qiu Ling. If he asked him directly, he might refuse.”
Qiu Ling nodded. This wasn’t really what he had thought but it was a very good excuse for getting rid of her.
Hong Ai put on a pensive expression and then nodded slowly. “You might be right about that. I actually thought that you could explain to him before but I guess it’s really better to just bring her over. Now, I only need an excuse to get Hong Bao to come here. If something else is up in the Chun Feng Sect — which is likely with everything else going on — she might not be willing to come here.”
Qiu Ling raised his brows and took some time to ponder the issue. Anyway, that servant girl seeing the Fate’s Scribe was a prerequisite for him getting the sword and being able to try his theory. And that, in turn, was necessary to teach the Chun Feng Sect a lesson and get these people out of there.
“Well, I’m having a fight with some guy from your sect tomorrow. Just tell her that it might be exciting to watch. Considering how much she loves chaos, she should probably be willing to come here and have a look.”
Hong Ai raised her brows but finally nodded. Indeed, there was a good chance that Hong Bao would be interested in that. “Very well. Then I’ll go bring her back. Would it be alright to bring her here first and then go over together? I mean the plan is to have that man see her but it might be a little too obvious if I don’t even bring you back when you’re the person he asked for.”
Qiu Ling pursed his lips and already wanted to disagree when Jing Yi responded.
“But of course! We wouldn’t want to make any more trouble for you. You’re doing us a favor, after all.”
Qiu Ling gave Jing Yi a doubtful look, wondering just what kind of favor it was that they were getting. Anyway, he was just borrowing a weapon. They, on the other hand, wanted to borrow a person! He didn’t feel like this was an equivalent exchange at all. But if his beloved said so, then he would accept it. He could only hope that it wouldn’t take too much time.
Hong Ai bid the two of them farewell and then left the Hei Dian Sect, rushing over to the Chun Feng Sect as fast as she could.
She hovered in the air a small distance away and looked at the sect grounds with furrowed brows. She didn’t know where exactly her sister was but she didn’t dare to search around for her either.
Considering that Hong Bao was a disciple of the Chun Feng Sect and even a disciple of the Sect Master Xian Xun, they probably knew why she had disappeared back then and where she was living right now. And there was no doubt that the Chun Feng Sect would at least suspect that her husband was of demonic parentage as well. With everything that had come to light recently, she had to be afraid that they might try to capture her as well and use her to get to her husband. She definitely wouldn’t believe that this was below the Chun Feng Sect.
As for Hong Bao … She was currently sitting in her Master’s study, staring at Liu Cheng’s side profile with dreamy eyes. Ah, to think what a handsome senior martial brother she had! She could hardly believe it herself. Even after so many years of staying in the sect, nothing had changed about just how handsome Liu Cheng was.
On the other side of the table, the Sect Master had deeply furrowed his brows. It wasn’t his youngest disciple’s behavior that made him so worried but instead the things recently happening. “From what we know, the Jian Yi Sect’s Sect Master Fei Bai Mu has recently visited the Yun Zou Sect. It is very likely that she has informed them about what has happened to their disciples as well. I guess the following falling out with them is inevitable now.”
Liu Cheng nodded, his expression just as serious as the Sect Master’s. “Master is certainly right. On the other hand, this at least explains how things came to light. It has to be the Jian Yi Sect’s doing.”
Xian Xun nodded, feeling that what his disciple said was sensible. The Jian Yi Sect would not stay out of something just because a lot of people were involved in it. They also didn’t mind antagonizing one of the demon-hunting sects. They were strong enough to not care about that. In fact, if they wanted to, they could probably establish a demon-hunting division or something in their sect as well. It wouldn’t be unthinkable. That posed another problem though: What if they actually wanted to destroy the Chun Feng Sect?
Xian Xun tapped the table with his fingers, trying to think of a solution. “The situation is dire. We definitely can’t just wait until they decide to take the next step. We have to prepare and make sure that we won’t be had unaware.”
“Could we ally with the other demon-hunting sects? Back then, the sects of the Liu He Alliance also did the same. That was what made them become a premier sect in the first place. Even though we don’t necessarily always agree with the other sects, it would give us more strength. If we were able to do this fast enough, then we might be able to contend against the Jian Yi Sect.”
Xian Xun nodded. “At the very least, that is probably the best option that we have. I’m not sure if it would enable us to actually contend against them but it is still worth a try. Without it, I’m afraid there is no way for us to resist. We might just get wiped out.”