With both their levels being high and Xiang Yong and An Bai having seen them before, they didn’t need long to find the two dragons at the side of the lake. When they did, they both cupped their fists and lightly inclined their heads in greeting.
“I’m sorry for disturbing you. There’s a matter we would like to consult you on about concerning what happened previously.” Zhangsun Xun Yi looked at the two of them, his expression serious.
An Bai and Xiang Yong exchanged a glance and then nodded. “Should we talk here?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi looked around, making sure that nobody else was there. “This might not take much time. If you don’t mind the place, then I won’t disagree. Otherwise, we might as well go over to my palace.”
Looking around, Xiang Yong came to the same conclusion and just nodded. “I think here is fine. So, what is this about?”
Zhangsun Xun Yi turned to look at Fei Bai Mu, indicating for her to explain himself.
The Sect Master nodded and then turned to the two dragons. “You certainly know that we’ve been investigating this matter with the demon-hunting sects. You freeing the disciples has helped us very much. First of all, I would like to thank you for that.”
Xiang Yong nodded but his expression still stayed fairly neutral. “To be honest, there’s no need for any gratitude. We did so because our king ordered us to. That is all. It did involve our race after all.”
Fei Bai Mu gave a nod and then pondered for a moment, not quite sure how to phrase what she had in mind. Most likely, the people of the dragon race didn’t really care about what would happen afterward now that their own people had been freed. But still, it was worth a try.
“This matter has a very large impact on the human cultivation realm. As such, we intend to put the demon-hunting sects to trial. They will be confronted with any evidence we managed to gather and have the opportunity to explain themselves. After that, we intend to put down some rules for the demon-hunting sects to comply with in the future to make sure that something like this can’t happen again.
“The evidence will include the statements of the imprisoned disciples, as well as some information that was given to us beforehand, and some results of our own investigations.
“From what I gathered, some of these disciples are part of the dragon race or at least tied to it in some ways. Thus, I was wondering if you would like to take part in this trial.” She didn’t say anything else and just looked at the two dragons one after the other, waiting for their decision.
This matter … She couldn’t force it. The ties between the people in the mortal realm and in the immortal realms weren’t very close. In might be slightly closer with those of the Nine Heavens since the ascended deities living there had been human once after all but that the same definitely couldn’t be said about the people of the dragon race.
There were no ties there. If the dragons chose to help them, that would only be because they had their own interests in mind. And, quite frankly, she didn’t know if those would be strong enough for them to want to take part in this trial. After all, their people were freed, and they had made their stance clear with that attack. What else would they need to do? Anything from here on out might just be helping the human race. Who could say if they would want to do that?
Xiang Yong and An Bai exchanged a glance. Contrary to what Fei Bai Mu thought, they did have some stakes in the human realm. After all, their king’s lover was currently residing here. Naturally, they would like to make sure that no accidents would happen if they could.
Also, this matter had apparently involved the spirit beast tribe. Since they were also the subjects of the dragon king, they definitely couldn’t just turn a blind eye to the situation. In fact, going to the trial and even taking somebody of the spirit beast tribe like that Wu Ya would be helpful in making them feel appreciated. That way, they could deal with some of the resentment that had definitely built between the two races after this latest incident. There were only advantages and no disadvantages to this for them. Thus, it wasn’t difficult to make a decision.
Turning back to Fei Bai Mu, Xiang Yong nodded. “You’re right. Since this involves us as well, it wouldn’t do for us to step back now. Furthermore, this is a huge matter. If we can be of help, then we naturally won’t ignore the problem.”
An Bai nodded as well. “Right, just tell us what it is that you need our help with. We will definitely comply.”
Fei Bai Mu couldn’t help but feel some relief when she heard that response. This was definitely much better than what she had hoped for. It seemed that the dragons weren’t just perfunctorily agreeing either. “To be honest, I don’t think there’s much that you need to do. It would be more than enough to just appear and make the stance of the dragon race in this clear. The dragons aren’t regarded as demons so showing the demon-hunting sects that they have gotten something wrong in the past and even angered your race would definitely make them think twice in the future about acting without any proof. Even if that can’t convince all of them, a lot of them will start to reflect on themselves which I think will be the most important to truly solving this matter.”
Xiang Yong narrowed his eyes at that, nodding slowly. “Leave that to us. Just tell us when to be there and where to go and we will show up. I’ll make sure that they will never forget this trial.”