Elder Fa nodded slowly. It was good to see that Mei Chao Bing was this decisive. That meant that the chances were good that he would actually be able to make true on that promise. Still, she was a little worried. “You can’t underestimate him. Your Master is very cunning. If he sees even the slightest chance to make you do his bidding, then he will do so. You definitely can’t let your guard down.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded, thankful that she was showing worry about him. It was definitely nice to see that there were people out there that actually cared about him even outside of the Teng Yong Sect.
Previously, he had really been too blind to see. If he had truly thought about it at the beginning, he might have realized there were more people around that actually cared about him and wouldn’t have needed to worry.
“Speaking of this … What about you, Elder Fa? Are you sure that you will be able to deal with it if you see him?” Normally, he wouldn’t dare to ask this kind of question of one of the Elders but in this case, things were a little different. After all, this woman probably didn’t feel that much different about his Master than he did.
Elder Fa smiled brightly. “What is a youngling like you being worried about me? Believe me, if I see your Master, I will just make sure to hit him extra hard. If I can, I’ll slap his face!”
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but shake his head. “Well, it’d be good if you were able to do that.” He sincerely hoped that she really would. To be honest, he could imagine that it would be hard though. Even he himself … While he wanted to thwart his Master’s plan, he still didn’t know how exactly he would react when he stood in front of him.
After all, while his Master was a traitor and now working for the other side, it didn’t change the fact that he had once been his Master. As his disciple, he normally had to give him some face. That was the conundrum he had been in from the moment his Master betrayed the sect.
On the one hand, he couldn’t forget about his own morals but on the other hand, his own morals also dictated that he could not defy his Master. No matter what he did, he was on the losing end. One conviction would need to be betrayed.
Elder Fa felt that Mei Chao Bing seemed to have some doubts but she didn’t mention it anymore. Anyway, she was sure that she wouldn’t have a problem fighting against that man. And also, her relationship with him definitely wasn’t as close as Mei Chao Bing’s had been. Which reminded her … “You haven’t taken a new Master?”
Mei Chao Bing shook his head. “It’s hard for anybody to take me in as a disciple. Furthermore, I was already at the core formation stage when he betrayed us. That is not quite the usual level to be taken in as a disciple by anyone. It would’ve been quite difficult.”
“But somebody is paying attention to how you are doing, right? At least Sect Master Zhang?”
Mei Chao Bing nodded. “Yes. Although, truth be told, most of the last three years were spent in closed-door cultivation so I actually didn’t interact much with anybody. But I did go and report to the Sect Master whenever I came out. I also went to speak to Elder Baili every now and then.”
Elder Fa slightly raised her brows. While she might not know all the Elders of the Teng Yong Sect well, she at least had an impression of Baili Chao. After all, whether it was in the Teng Yong Sect or any of the other three big righteous sects, his manner of taking in only a handful of disciples was truly unique. “Elder Baili?”
Mei Chao Bing’s gaze softened immediately when she asked and there was a hint of additional warmth in his voice when he explained. “I’m engaged to one of his disciples.”
This time, Elder Fa couldn’t help but raise her brows, her whole expression one of shock. “That …” She leaned back and lightly shook her head. “To be honest, I was always afraid your Master would raise you into being the kind of ice cube that he was. It’s good to see that you were actually able to find somebody you like.”
Mei Chao Bing smiled, obviously very happy even when just thinking of Yun Bei Fen. “I’m glad as well. Although I do have to admit that the credit for that mostly goes to Yun Bei Fen.” It was true. Obviously, the one who fell in love first had been Yun Bei Fen. The one who had followed him around when younger had been Yun Bei Fen. The one who had come and tried to cheer him up when his Master had betrayed the sect had also been Yun Bei Fen.
If he had relied on himself, the best thing in his life never might’ve happened. Thankfully, Yun Bei Fen was this kind of persistent person that would find his goal and then pursue it relentlessly. It really was great. Otherwise, they really would have missed out. Who knew where he would be right now in that case? He really owed Yun Bei Fen so much.
Elder Fa shook her head at him when she saw his expression. “Ah, look at that, it seems somebody is smitten with his fiance. Is he in the border region right now?”
Mei Chao Bing nodded. “He is even part of our group. He was the one who stood next to me before.”
Elder Fa thought back and remembered the pretty youth that had been looking around with big eyes at first before only paying attention to Mei Chao Bing. Well, it really wasn’t unimaginable that he was Mei Chao Bing’s fiance. “Well, it seems you made a good catch.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded unabashedly, feeling that she was definitely right about that. “I definitely did. It looks like that after having a lot of bad luck thanks to my Master, finally, the tide has turned.”