Xin Lan didn’t know what to say so he just kept quiet and slowly nodded. “I will go and find out what is going on then. I’ll tell you the details as soon as I find out. I shouldn’t linger then.” He nodded at the two of them and then turned around and left, not looking back a single time. He didn’t want to see. And he also wanted to find out what was going on in the demon realm. Normally, he wouldn’t care. But … He also understood what this meant to Jinde. He had to find out for him. He just couldn’t help himself with that.
Back in the dimension, Leng Jin Yu reached up and cupped Jinde’s cheek. “Xin Lan is right that it is unlikely that something will happen to him. Anyway … You’ve slowly started to heal. When you’re back to full health … Do you want to go and see him?”
Jinde was completely stunned when he heard that. He knew that Leng Jin Yu was pretty understanding of his matters despite the fact that he couldn’t remember. Or maybe it was that he was understanding precisely because he couldn’t remember. Whatever the case … It was nice of him to suggest this.
In the end, Jinde still sighed. “I would like to. If I could, I would go immediately to see him. But … This issue with Jin Ling is not that easy. If it’s not absolutely necessary, then I should try not to cross paths with him. That would be what’s best for Jin Ling. Seeing me … I’m afraid that would just open old wounds.”
Leng Jin Yu kept quiet for a moment but then nodded. Anyway, Jinde knew the demon king much better than he did. If he said it would be best if they didn’t see each other again even if he had the strength to deal with him on his own, then it really was for the best. That was his own decision and one that only he could make. While he would’ve loved to give Jinde this opportunity, it was nothing he could actually do. He just had to accept it. “I guess you should get back into the lake then and continue repairing your soul. I hope that you’ll be better soon.”
Jinde smiled but didn’t move to return to the lake. Instead, he just looked at Leng Jin Yu deeply as if waiting for something.
Leng Jin Yu waited for a while, wondering what it could be but finally couldn’t help but ask when Jinde didn’t speak up. “Is something the matter?”
“Isn’t that what I should ask you? You said you had no problem with me accepting Xin Lan’s gift. So what was that about before?”
Leng Jin Yu turned his head to the side and looked at the door to their rooms, seemingly lost in thought. He could probably push the responsibility to the remnants of Chun Yin’s soul, couldn’t he? But then again, what would that accomplish?
In the end, he just sighed. “Your husband is foolish. I meant what I said before: I want you to use what he gave you. I want you to heal as fast as you can. But that doesn’t mean that I will be happy when seeing him. I guess it’s not that easy to put down.”
“And that is all?”
Leng Jin Yu didn’t hesitate at all before he nodded. “That is all. There’s no reason for anything else, is there?” Anyway, he knew the situation. This feeling … It was just … It came from deep inside and he was pretty sure that it more to do with his past life than he would like to admit. Despite being reborn, there were still some things from back then that influenced him despite him not even being able to remember. That was just the way it was. He would have to live with that. And so would Jinde. “He will be able to take it. Anyway, at most, I’d be a bit petty. It’s not like he could actually come to harm.”
Jinde nodded. There was indeed no way for Leng Jin Yu to do anything that would actually hurt Xin Lan. At the very least, not physically. “Don’t go overboard, alright? I don’t mind a jab here and there and if the two of you feel like giving me some compliments, then I won’t complain either. But it should better stay that way. If you make some comments that will really hurt him, then I won’t take it so nicely. You might be my husband but he is still my friend.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “I’ll hold back next time around.”
Jinde scoffed and shook his head. “You can’t do that either. You honestly think Xin Lan cares about your feelings? He’ll just take advantage of it. No, it’s alright to remind him every now and then that you are my husband. Anyway, it’s the truth. He can’t change that. But … Let’s keep it at that, yes? There’s no reason to do anything else.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and then kissed Jinde’s temple. “I promise.”
“Very well. Then I guess I should really go and continue with my treatment then. If you need anything …”
“I know the way to find you. Don’t worry. I’ll be right outside, waiting for you to emerge again.”
Jinde laughed and gave him a quick kiss before he turned around and jumped into the water, sinking down to the ground and sitting down in the Lotus position. He could hardly wait to heal completely. The two of them … They would have a lot of fun when that time came.