Yang Wu Huang who was standing not far from him smiled to himself. After the last time, he had felt that Mei Chao Bing was quite formidable to turn the table in his favor. But now it turned out that that had only been thanks to Elder Baili’s interference. Now that the Elder wasn’t here, Mei Chao Bing wasn’t much of a problem. He had actually created a trap for himself.
Since the situation was in their favor, Yang Wu Huang naturally wouldn’t give up on the opportunity to make trouble for Mei Chao Bing. He glanced at one of his people and signaled him with his eyes to take care of this matter.
Naturally, the disciple leaped out happily. If Yang Wu Huang was thriving, then so would they as the people following him. But if Mei Chao Bing somehow managed to make a comeback to become the premier talent of their generation, then they would be falling along with Yang Wu Huang. Naturally, they would do everything to prevent that.
“Mei Chao Bing, you’re really something! How can you bring that type of ferocious beast here?! What if one of our fellow disciples got hurt? How will you make it up to them?”
The disciples around them couldn’t help but whisper. A few of them weren’t quite sure what to think after everything that had happened these days. Somehow, there were always things speaking against Mei Chao Bing but so far, there had never been any truth in the matter and they weren’t sure if it was the right thing to blame him right now. Maybe there was a good explanation for this? But they couldn’t help but be afraid of that midnight wolf at the same time.
Mei Chao Bing furtively glanced around and smiled a little to himself when he saw the expressions of the other disciples. Compared to how things had been just a few days ago, he could probably say that his status in the sect had already changed. At the very least, the ones who had witnessed what happened before were slowly starting to doubt the rumors around him. Maybe if things went on like this, he would really be able to someday wash his name off his Master’s treason. It certainly would be a good thing.
Thinking of that, the tension in his body left at once and he faced the disciple that had just spoken up with ease. “Junior martial brother Di, you’re worried for nothing. I do agree that a midnight wolf is a ferocious beast, that is true. But it is a spiritual beast, nonetheless. After signing a contract with it, it would naturally listen to its Master. The only reason it could have for attacking one of our fellow disciples would be if they attacked me first. You wouldn’t want to suggest that somebody had that intention, would you?” He raised his brows, a hint of a smirk in them.
With these words, the other disciples couldn’t help but look at Di Huan Bo thoughtfully. This person … He was normally with Yang Wu Huang. And Yang Wu Huang had also been the one who had previously had that confrontation with Mei Chao Bing when there had been rumors that he had done something unsavory to Elder Baili’s disciple. Maybe they were trying to get even with him and had framed things in this way because of that?
Seeing the gazes of the other disciples, Di Huan Bo gritted his teeth. Previously, nobody would have dared to treat them like that. It was all that Mei Chao Bing’s fault! He clenched his fists and then forced himself to give Mei Chao Bing a smile as well. “What are you saying, senior martial brother Mei? Why would any of us want to attack you? Honestly, I’d be worried it might the other way around.”
Behind him, Yang Wu Huang furrowed his brows. What was he saying there? With that kind of thing, he was giving Mei Chao Bing way too much ammunition to retaliate against them. When doing something, you needed to do it indirectly. Well, at the very least, he could still say that he didn’t agree with Di Huan Bo when worst came to worse.
Mei Chao Bing also raised his brows at this accusation. He really would have thought that Yang Wu Huang’s followers were a little smarter. “Junior martial brother D, are you insinuating that I have any sinister plans? I’m truly sorry if that is how you think about me. Did I give you any reason to be like this?”
Di Huan Bo harrumphed. “Well, if it’s truly as you say, then how can you explain that your midnight wolf tried to attack senior martial brother Yang yesterday when you weren’t even around?
“Not only didn’t it behave as you said, but you also weren’t there to control it. If you form a contract with a spiritual beast like that, then you need to keep an eye on it, don’t you? Otherwise, how will you know that it really won’t attack any of our disciples?”
Mei Chao Bing nodded and then turned to Yang Wu Huang. “Actually, I already heard of this matter, junior martial brother Yang. I’m truly sorry that Da Hei frightened you. But I guess you shouldn’t have been injured. From what Yun Bei Fen said, Da Hei only gave you a warning growl?” He looked at him questioningly, waiting for his response as if he had all the time in the world.
Yang Wu Huang smiled wryly. Since Mei Chao Bing had already brought out Yun Bei Fen, it would be difficult to twist this in a way that benefited him. After all, it would be way too easy for the others to ask Yun Bei Fen about what had actually happened. So even though he wasn’t here right now, he couldn’t make something up.
“Senior martial brother Mei is right. I wasn’t actually injured. I’m afraid Di Huan Bo might’ve misunderstood when I talked about it. I really was just … surprised, maybe even a little shocked, that there would be a midnight wolf here.
“I didn’t know that it was senior martial brother Mei’s spiritual beast. If you had been there to explain, I probably wouldn’t have brought it up with anyone at all.” He gave a smile and nodded his head as if to apologize but actually, he couldn’t help but sneer in his heart.
Mei Chao Bing wanted to play? Well, he could also do that. Even though that midnight wolf hadn’t really hurt him, it still was true that Mei Chao Bing had been nowhere in sight. That was a dereliction on his part.
Mei Chao Bing could imagine what he was thinking but he didn’t mind too much. Anyway, he hadn’t done anything wrong. “I’m sorry for the confusion then. At that moment, I was talking to Elder Baili in his study and had left Da Hei with Yun Bei Fen. After all, even though this town is our headquarters for the time being, were are still the border region. If there was a large scale attack of demonic practitioners, I really wouldn’t feel at ease with Yun Bei Fen being all alone.
“Da Hei has a high cultivation base, so I felt that Fen’er would be much safer with him around and left the midnight wolf there to protect him. Who would’ve thought that he would think you were actually attacking Yun Bei Fen when he got agitated because of your behavior?” He shook his head and sighed as if he truly was upset about how things had played out.
“I should probably talk to Yun Bei Fen and tell him that he should let bygones be bygones. It’s just that he’s still a little upset with you right now and … Well, you know best what you did yesterday. I guess there’s no need for me to say more.”