Seeing Yun Bei Fen’s reaction, even Yi Ju was taken aback, not to mention the others who hadn’t dealt with Yun Bei Fen as much. Her lips twitched and she finally couldn’t help but make sure that she was understanding this right. “Junior martial brother Yun, you wouldn’t want to say that you never thought about that, right?”
Yun Bei Fen looked up at her, his eyes wide with worry. “Senior martial sister Yi Ju … I really didn’t! Xiao Hui is probably very hungry, right?” He faintly remembered how hungry he had been when he came to the Teng Yong Sect back then and his Master had forgotten to feed him for the first two days and felt very distressed. How could he have done this very same thing to Xiao Hui?
He wanted to turn to Mei Chao Bing to ask him what he should do now but unfortunately, his lover already wasn’t there anymore. It seemed he would have to wait until he could figure out what to do. Feeling even more worried now that Xiao Hui would need to starve even further, Yun Bei Fen reached out to pick him up. When he did, he noticed that the little spiritual beast had hopped quite a bit away. He hurriedly got up and rushed after it, alarming Song Mu into jumping to his feet as well and hurrying after him.
“Junior martial brother Yun, please don’t run away. If something happens to you while senior martial brother Mei is away, he’ll certainly blame me.”
Yun Bei Fen only looked over his shoulder for a moment before he rushed up to where Xiao Hui was sitting on the ground and then crouched down to pick him up. When he did, he noticed that there was a strange flower behind the little spiritual beast. He blinked his eyes, tilted his head, and looked at it. This … could be eaten by a spiritual beast?
Song Mu finally caught up to him and wanted to urge him to go back when his gaze fell on the flower. His left eye twitched and he rubbed his forehead. This seemed to be a spiritual herb? He pondered for a moment and then turned back to the group, waving at the martial sister that was studying pill refinement. “Junior martial sister Tan, could you come and take a look? It seems that junior martial brother Yun’s spiritual beast found a herb.”
The other disciples couldn’t help but be surprised. Not only Tan Xin but the others came over as well and stood all around Xiao Hui in a circle, staring at the plant. This … Wasn’t this a bit too lucky?! There wasn’t much growing in these parts but that little thing had actually managed to find a spiritual herb. It probably couldn’t be called a full-grown herb but it was nonetheless a little herb at least.
Song Mu looked at Tan Xin. “What kind of herb is it?”
Tan Xin looked at the size and the shape of the plant, keeping a bit calmer than the others. “This is actually quite the common herb. It is called flourishing grass and can be used for some simple healing medicines.”
Song Mu raised his brows. While this might not be anything valuable normally, it was still very good when they were traveling this close to the territory of the demonic practitioners. “Junior martial brother Yun, I feel like you should let your spiritual beast out a lot more. If it’s able to find such good things, that will definitely come in handy in the future.”
Yun Bei Fen looked up and then reached out to pat Xiao Hui’s head. “Well, at the very least, he found something to eat.”
The others turned to look at Yun Bei Fen with strange expressions.
Song Mu gave a strained smile and rubbed his forehead. Somehow, he really didn’t want to be the one who broke the news to Yun Bei Fen. Unfortunately, nobody else volunteered so he could only crouch down and try to give him a sincere smile. “Junior martial brother Yun, could you imagine letting it eat something else? This herb is actually valuable for us. It would be a bit of a waste to give it to your spiritual beast instead of using it for one of us.”
Yun Bei Fen turned to look at him, not quite sure what to think. His expression of Song Mu still wasn’t the best and furthermore, he had just found out that Xiao Hui had been starving for the past few days because he hadn’t thought of feeding it. How could he take away the small herb that Xiao Hui had found now?
Seeing his resistance, Song Mu sighed. Just how was he supposed to convince him? He didn’t really know him and he had hardly interacted with the younger disciples before this.
The other disciples looked on, not sure what to do either. In the end, it was Liu Bao Ru who gave a sigh and crouched down next to Yun Bei Fen. “Junior martial brother Yun, did you hear what junior martial sister Tan just said? This can be used to treat an injured person. Just imagine we were attacked by demonic cultivators and your senior martial brother Mei was injured. Wouldn’t you want for us to have such a herb handy to help him? That way, he wouldn’t have to suffer needlessly. I’m sure that your spiritual beast can find something else to eat.”
Yun Bei Fen blinked his eyes, understanding dawning on him. Before Xiao Hui had the time to nibble at the herb any further, he picked him up and pressed him to his chest. “I’m sorry, Xiao Hui. We’ll have to look for something else.” He felt very despicable when he said so. After all, his poor Xiao Hui was already starving. But … He also didn’t want to risk senior martial brother Mei’s health. This really was a dilemma.