After having experienced this novel occurrence of their king actually reaching out to them, Yi Zan answered immediately. Before he could say anything, His Majesty was already talking though.
“Yi Zan, about that nephew of yours … Did he get home safely? How is he doing? He’ll get back to full health in no time, right?”
Yi Zan slightly raised his brows. Judging from the fact that he called him ‘that nephew of yours’, His Majesty likely couldn’t even remember Xiao Dong’s name. There was no way he was actually concerned about how he was doing. “I don’t know, Your Majesty. I haven’t been over there yet.”
“Ah?” Qiu Ling stared at him in a daze. “Why didn’t you go over immediately? Isn’t that your beloved nephew? Shouldn’t you be worried about him?!”
Yi Zan glanced over to Qiang Wei who pretended not to be there. Then, he looked at the person quietly lying on the bed behind them. Turning back to his king, he once again raised his brows. “But what about His Highness?”
Qiu Ling tensed and mechanically turned his head to the side, looking at Jing Yi. That … was something he had failed to take into consideration. Yes, since Yi Zan was guarding Jing He’s immortal body, it would naturally come up when he asked him to do something else. But his beloved …
Jing Yi stared at Qiu Ling meaningfully. He wasn’t really angry. After all, he had known about this matter with Jing He for a long time now. He couldn’t deny that there was some heartache involved when he now had to hear that Qiu Ling had actually had somebody protect him all this time. After all, this just went to show how much he cared for Jing He. If their positions were reversed … Would Qiu Ling do the same for him? It was a question he just couldn’t help himself from pondering.
Qiu Ling gulped and turned back to Yi Zan, somewhat at a loss. He could see how Jing Yi felt at a glance, making him want to give Yi Zan a flippant answer so it wouldn’t seem as if he cared too much. But then again … he was also afraid that something might happen to Jing He. “Uh … You … just ask Xiang Yong to come over then and take over for a while.”
Yi Zan wasn’t quite sure what to make of that but he still nodded. “Very well.”
“Mn. Then … you take care of that. When you’ve made it over to the dragon realm and seen your nephew, don’t forget to tell me how he’s doing.”
“Of course …” Yi Zan gave a nod and then the connection was cut already. He stared at the transmission stone in silence, taking a moment to digest what had just happened. After a while, his brows furrowed slightly. “Somehow I feel like His Majesty is becoming stranger and stranger these days.”
Qiang Wei glanced at the bed behind them. “I guess that’s because His Highness isn’t there to keep him in check. Thinking back now, I actually feel like the past ten years were the easiest with him. At the very least, we always knew where to find him if something really happened, even if he would roll his eyes at us for bringing it up and scold us the whole time while solving it.
“That’s much better than before where we would have to search for him for hours with no result at all and then he’d suddenly appear and just look at us as if we were the idiots and he had been there the whole time. Honestly, that time was maddening.”
Yi Zan nodded while imbuing his transmission stone with energy again. “His Majesty certainly is peculiar. Well, the trial has already been going on for more than three weeks. It shouldn’t be that much longer until His Highness wakes up. I’m sure things will get better by then.”
“Yeah. Especially after they’re married. His Majesty will definitely drag him to the dragon realm and insist they live there so Tianjun won’t be able to bother them.”
Yi Zan couldn’t help but chuckle at that. Yes, that was definitely what His Majesty would do, and knowing His Highness, he would likely agree as well. He probably was of the opinion that a married couple should live together.
At the same time, Xiang Yong took out his transmission stone in front of the people gathered at the Jian Yi Sect. He felt that now really wasn’t a good time to answer but … if this was His Majesty, it might be important.
He continued to look at the pulsing, white light, and felt like shaking his head at himself. Yeah, sure. His first impulse was that it might be important if it was their king but thinking about it, it likely wouldn’t be. No, instead, he should be worried that the dragon race would lose face if this really was their king.