Back in the mortal realm, Fei Bai Mu was sitting in her study, a few documents in front of her that she was supposed to work on. She was holding a brush in one hand, the tip having been dipped in ink, but she didn’t move it even a hair’s breadth. Instead, she was looking to the front, seemingly deep in thought.
She had agreed to Hua Lin Yu marrying Xin Lan but she was still not quite at ease with this. Yes, she did understand that there was something more to this that she couldn’t quite understand yet but that didn’t mean that she wasn’t worried about her youngest disciple.
She didn’t want anything to happen to Hua Lin Yu. She didn’t want him to be unhappy. This child had already suffered quite a bit despite being so young. He lost his family and even if it hadn’t been forever, it had at least been for a few years. A small child would surely have trouble dealing with that.
Now, if things didn’t work out, he would also lose the man he supposed to be the love of his life. She didn’t want to let that happen. If only there was something she could do …
She furrowed her brows and looked at the brush that had actually dripped a little bit of ink on the paper and then put it away. “If it is something I can’t solve on my own, then I can only try and get some help.”
She got up and walked out of the palace, sending a message to one of the Elders before she left the sect. At the fastest speed possible, she rushed toward the Yun Zou Sect and stopped in front of the gate.
The two disciples there had already seen her before and even if they hadn’t, the robe of the Jian Yi Sect coupled with the jade tablet at her waist was a dead giveaway as to who she might be. They hurriedly straightened up and clapped their hands, not even daring to ask what she wanted. “Sect Master Fei, please let us show you inside. Should we notify somebody specific about your arrival?”
Fei Bai Mu pondered for a moment and then nodded. “I would like to see Grandmaster Zhangsun.” Actually, she wasn’t here to see him but she could hardly ask for the person she really came to see.
The disciples nodded and one of them rushed ahead to inform the Grandmaster while the other one showed her inside, having someone else temporarily take over their spots at the gate.
Soon enough, Fei Bai Mu stood in front of Zhangsun Xun Yi while the disciples left to go back to their post.
Zhangsun Xun Yi looked at her, his gaze questioning. “Did something happen?”
Fei Bai Mu kept quiet for a moment, not quite sure how to answer that question. “Something did indeed happen but it is nothing that Grandmaster Zhangsun will need to worry about. In fact, this is more of a private matter. Or, maybe a matter of the Jian Yi Sect. Actually, I came to see that person. I just felt that it would be better to come and see you first so as to not cause any questions among your disciples.”
Zhangsun Xun Yi nodded and didn’t ask any further. Instead, he just got up. “Very well. Please follow me over then.”
Fei Bai Mu nodded and the two of them went over to the Sect Master’s palace. They didn’t tell Wu Min Huan who was still taking care of the sect’s matters instead of his Master and went to the array right away. Zhangsun Xun Yi motioned at it and then stood at the side, not intending to go by himself. Whatever the matter was, it did nothing to do with him.
Fei Bai Mu nodded once again and then stepped inside, waiting for the array to light up. Then, she found herself opposite the palace she had already seen the last time.
Leng Jin Yu had just stepped outside and slightly raised his brows at her. “Did something happen?”
Fei Bai Mu smiled faintly. “You are already the second person that has asked me this today. It seems that I can’t just come for a visit.”
Leng Jin Yu’s expression eased a little when he heard that. “It is not that you can’t come to just visit me, it is rather that it wouldn’t be like you to do that. You’re not one for mere courtesy calls.”
Fei Bai Mu chuckled lightly and then went over, motioning inside. “Truth be told, I’m not necessarily here for you. Instead, I would like to have a talk with your husband.”
Leng Jin Yu raised his brows at that but immediately motioned inside. “Let’s go then. I feel that Jinde is a little bored these days anyway so it’s good that something is happening so he can take his mind off things for a bit.”
The two of them went back to the room, stepping out into the courtyard, and looking at the lake.
It didn’t take even a moment before Jinde’s head broke through the surface and he gave them a smile. “Oh? Did something happen?”
Leng Jin Yu smiled and went over, reaching out, and taking his husband’s hand to pull him up to his feet. “Sect Master Fei came to talk to you about something. I don’t know yet either what the matter is.”
Jinde gave a hum and then turned to Fei Bai Mu, quite curious what this was about.
Fei Bai Mu inclined her head and then followed the two of them inside, taking a seat at the table. “This might be a little … sudden but I would like to ask a bit about that person of your race, Xin Lan. Would you mind telling me about him?”