When one of the disciples of the Jian Yi Sect went to the Sect Master’s palace and told Wu Min Huan that Fei Bai Mu wanted to speak with them, he almost felt as if he would faint from nervousness.
Ah, just why did his Master have to be in closed-door cultivation right now? And why was that senior martial brother Yu of his nowhere to be seen when this kind of task needed to be taken care of? Hadn’t his Master made him the head disciple? Then he should also deal with these things!
But regardless of how much he worried, it didn’t change anything. He would still need to welcome the Jian Yi Sect’s Sect Master even if he was frozen stiff in shock. Ah, just how had his Master done this kind of thing back then? He tried to think back but it had been so many years and even when they had to greet an important guest, it had never been one of this caliber. The Jian Yi Sect’s Sect Master could hardly be compared to anyone. Well, at most, he might be able to compare it to that time the Liu He Alliance’s Alliance Head Hua had come by to visit their Grandmaster.
Wu Min Huan blanked and then slapped his forehead. Right! Why hadn’t he thought of this sooner? He could invite the Grandmaster over. For one, he wouldn’t have to face Sect Master Fei on his own, and second, Grandmaster Zhangsun had the highest status in their sect. It was more than appropriate to have him receive Sect Master Fei. In fact, it might be the only appropriate approach. After all, he himself was only a disciple, not even their own Sect Master’s head disciple anymore. How could he take charge of matters that were important enough to warrant Sect Master Fei to come herself? No, that was absolutely impossible.
Thus, when Fei Bai Mu went to the Sect Master’s palace a little later, she was greeted again by Zhangsun Xun Yi. As for Wu Min Huan, he was standing to the side as if he was just a disciple that was still there to do some miscellaneous tasks instead of the person who had taken over the Sect Master’s duties for the time being.
Fei Bai Mu slightly raised her brows but didn’t say anything and just went to sit down, giving Zhangsun Xun Yi a poignant look. “I guess you can imagine why I have come here.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded slightly. “The Jian Yi Sect was investigating this matter with the Chun Feng Sect, wasn’t it? Now, the disciples have been freed and one of ours has returned as well. I guess you are prepared to finally put them to trial now that the danger for the disciples is over.”
Fei Bai Mu nodded. “Those are my thoughts, indeed. The Grandmaster also agreed that it would be for the best to deal with this fast. Since the Yun Zou Sect was involved in this matter, I would like to invite you over. As for who you send … I do not care much about that. I guess the disciple that was injured won’t be able to attend though but it would be good if you could make him give you an account of what exactly happened, and then have him sign it. This way, we can at least use that as evidence.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded. “We will do that. What about the other sects?”
“Well, I will ask them to send the disciples in question over if they aren’t injured as much. Otherwise, we’ll have to be satisfied with just a written account as well. Considering all the other evidence we received beforehand that should be enough to convince everyone.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi gave a hum. Pondering the issue, he couldn’t think of anything else at the moment. “Is there any other way for us to support you?”
Fei Bai Mu kept quiet for a moment. In fact, she also couldn’t really think of anything. They had prepared well even before the disciples had been freed so they were able to start as soon as everybody had been invited. Speaking of which … She looked around and raised her brows. “What about Alliance Head Hua from the Liu He Alliance? Wasn’t he with you?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi gave a faint smile at that. “He certainly was. But I guess he isn’t too happy that he still hasn’t seen the person he wanted to see and whom he came here for originally. Right now, he is still waiting in my palace to finally get an opportunity to do so.”
Fei Bai Mu couldn’t help but laugh at that. “I’m afraid that person won’t be too happy considering that I and Elder Tang already went and disturbed them. Several times at that as well.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi couldn’t help but smile as well. That friend of his … He naturally knew how much he adored Grandmaster Leng but what was he supposed to do? That person was likely busy. Even if Hua Min waited even longer, there was no way to say when he would actually be able to see him. But he probably had known that since long ago himself.
Fei Bai Mu sighed. “Well, if it’s not asking too much, I would like to speak with him as well. The Liu He Alliance doesn’t necessarily have to do anything to help but it would be good if we could coordinate a bit beforehand. Making sure that the demon hunters won’t try anything could get difficult with just our sect.”
“Let’s go see him then. Right, speaking of which … have you spoken with the people of the dragon race yet?”
Fei Bai Mu raised her brows at that before slowly shaking her head. “No, but now that you mention it, maybe we should go and do that first.”