Seeing that Jing Yi was still intent on giving it a try, Shen An De just nodded and then called for one of the servants to come over. “Bring this person over to meet Zheng Yin.”
The servant acknowledged the command and then turned to Jing Yi, motioning back to the door. “Please follow me.”
Jing Yi got up, nodded at Shen An De and Hong Ai, and then followed the servant out. He had no idea who this Zheng Yin was. At the time when he had been at the Hei Dian Sect, he had never heard of him. But if the Grandmaster was able to come up with his name immediately, then most likely, he should be somebody important. Maybe he was one of the Elders?”
Seeing that he would have to convince this person, he felt that it might be better if he knew who he actually was. Thus, he turned to the servant and gave him a smile. “I’m sorry but … Who exactly is this Zheng Yin?”
The servant looked back at him as if he was an idiot. “You don’t know who Zheng Yin is?” Why was the Grandmaster sending this person over to him then?
Jing Yi gave an embarrassed smile and coughed, pulling out the only excuse he had. “I … was outside for quite a long time and only just returned.” He sure hoped that whoever this Zheng Yin was hadn’t been here before that. But maybe … He already wanted to amend his statement a little but the servant already showed a knowing expression.
“So it was because of that. Well, you’ve really missed out on something. That Zheng Yin joined the sect some years ago. Actually, it’s also been quite a while but I guess if you were out for a really long time, it isn’t too surprising that you don’t know him yet.”
Jing Yi nodded, not giving any more information. The more he said, the more unbelievable his story would likely become. It was better to keep quiet about this.
Seeing that he didn’t intend to say anything else, the servant was a little miffed but still wouldn’t dare to say anything bad. After all, this was still the person that the Grandmaster had told him to bring over there. He might be very important. “Well, he is insanely talented at alchemy. The Elders in charge of the division have all been fighting over him since he came here. There are some rumors that he’s of mixed heritage so that might explain his level of attainment. Why are you going to see him? Isn’t it about alchemy?”
“There is a favor have to ask. It is about something with alchemy, yes. Say, is he easy to get along with?”
“Actually, looking at how much of a genius is, it’s surprising that he’s rather easy to get along with.”
Jing Yi heaved a sigh of relief when he heard that. If this person was somebody who would refuse no matter what even when it was about the Hei Dian Sect itself, then he definitely wouldn’t have any chance to convince them. If things were like this, that would make it much easier. While it still wasn’t a guarantee, at least it wasn’t impossible.
The servant gave him another look when he saw his expression and couldn’t help but wonder what all of this was about. Since the Grandmaster had sent him, there was no way that Zheng Yin would make any trouble, was there? After all, even a genius would have some trouble when the sect’s Grandmaster felt slighted. After all, Grandmaster Shen wasn’t necessarily known to be a reasonable person if you somehow offended him.
Unfortunately, he didn’t have the time to ask because by now, they had arrived in front of a small house.
Jing Yi couldn’t help but take a closer look when the servant motioned at the door. Although the size wasn’t big, the spiritual energy in the surroundings was rather dense. There was no doubt that this was a very good dwelling. It could be easily seen how much importance the Hei Dian Sect attached to this person.
Jing Yi took a deep breath and then nodded at the servant to give his thanks. “Thank you. I won’t take up any more of your time then.”
The servant gave him an annoyed look but still nodded and then left. Anyway, if these people didn’t want him here, then there was nothing he could do about it. It was a pity though. He really would have liked to get some more information. Who knew if he wouldn’t be able to use that later on?
Jing Yi waited for a moment longer and then knocked on the door. Faint voices could be heard from inside and the refreshing scent of herbs could be smelled. It somehow calmed him down even though he knew that a lot was depending on this.
Inside, things got quiet. Then, steps approached the door and finally, it was opened, revealing a man that looked even younger than Jing Yi himself. He raised his brows taking a slightly longer look at Jing Yi’s face and then gave a smile. “How may I help you?”
Jing Yi felt even less worried when he heard that question. Apparently, this Zheng Yin person really wasn’t difficult to approach. That servant had been completely right. He gave a smile of his own and nodded. “I’m sorry for disturbing you. I was wondering if you would have time to listen to me for a moment? There is a request I have but it might be a little presumptuous.”
Zheng Yin looked surprised but not completely unwilling. Before he could answer though, a voice sounded from the room behind him. “Why does that sound so much like Jing Yi? You don’t think he actually would’ve found us, do you?”
While there was no answer to be heard, Jing Yi didn’t need it to figure out just who this person was. The voice was more than enough to do that. “Guanyu?!”
Zheng Yin raised his brows at that. “The two of you know each other?”
Jing Yi gave a wry smile at that. “Yes … She’s my cousin.” And he really hadn’t expected to meet her here. It did make him wonder just who this Zheng Yin was and how he knew Guanyu. After all, from everything that he had heard, his cousin had never ever left the capital city of the Long kingdom.