At the ground of the lake in their dimension, Jinde opened his eyes, a smile contained in his gaze. He glanced up to the surface, pushed off the ground, and then broke through, his gaze accurately landing on the man that was sitting barely half a step away from the edge of the lake.
He swam over, pulled himself up on the ground, and then sprawled across Leng Jin Yu’s lap. “Ah, my dear, what a beautiful day it is today!” He reached up, took the book out of Leng Jin Yu’s hands, and then flung it away.
Leng Jin Yu slightly raised his brows but didn’t even bother to look where it landed. Instead, he just looked at Jinde, reaching down and brushing through that golden hair of his. “Are you done?”
Jinde’s smile widened and he reached up to cup his husband’s cheeks. “I am. Do you know what that means?”
Leng Jin Yu leaned down and wrapped his arms around Jinde’s waist, pulling him a little high up to give him a kiss. “It means that the two of us will be able to spend the rest of our lives together without having to worry.”
Jinde smiled and wrapped his arms around Leng Jin Yu’s neck in return. “That too. That wasn’t what I was thinking of though …” He reached out, his fingertips brushing from Leng Jin Yu’s lips down to his jaw and finally further down until they reached his heart. “I think somebody owes me a child.”
Leng Jin Yu couldn’t help but chuckle in response. “Oh? I really wonder who that might be.”
Jinde gave a hum. “Well, did you know that I was married? I guess that person should be my husband then.”
Leng Jin Yu raised his brows in mock surprise. “Really? I didn’t know you were married. I always thought I still had a chance with you. Looks like I came too late then.”
Jinde laughed before finally turning serious again. He intimately rubbed the lapel of Leng Jin Yu’s robe and gazed into his eyes. “Seriously though, we should start thinking about it.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded and reached up, covering Jinde’s hand with his own. “We will definitely think about it. But … you just healed your soul completely. Let’s give it at least a few days, alright? I know that you want to have a child but it’s not like it’s running away.”
“Well … you can never know with these things. There are so many things that could happen. I think that having one a little sooner wouldn’t be too bad.” He leaned forward and kissed his husband’s cheek before her turning around and leaning in his arms. “Before that though, I think that I promised to give part of Chun Yin’s soul back to you so that you can finally remember everything.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “You did. But I think that too has time for at least a few days. Don’t you want to take advantage of being healed at all? I thought you would be going wild as soon as you had your full strength back?”
Jinde turned his head and gave his husband a long look. “Turn wild? Actually, I like that idea too. You know, there is one thing I really want to give a try.”
Leng Jin Yu raised his brows, not quite sure why he suddenly had a bad feeling about this. He wouldn’t have given Jinde a bad idea, would he? “Do I want to know what it is?”
Jinde smiled and got up, folding his hands behind his back and slowly walking toward the room. “No. I don’t think you would be interested at all. Most likely, you’d think it was pretty boring.”
Leng Jin Yu wasn’t reassured at all. If Jinde said something like this, he should probably worry even more. He got up as well and then followed after him, making sure that he didn’t leave him out of his eyes.
Jinde did not only leave the room. Instead, he actually left the palace and then went to the place where the array was. Leng Jin Yu’s brows immediately raised higher and he hurriedly grabbed him by the arm. “What are you doing?”
“Well, didn’t you say that I should go wild? I figured that since I’m healed now, we might as well go outside for a bit.”
Leng Jin Yu wanted to retort but finally kept quiet and forced himself to nod. Yes, he should not say no to this. Jinde had been cooped up for far too long. First, he had stayed in the other dimension of the Yun Zou Sect for several tens of thousands of years, and then, he had been waiting in his house, and finally, he had relocated to their own dimension but once again had been unable to leave. He certainly deserved to go out now. It would be cruel to make him wait any longer. “Very well. I’ll be at your side.”
Jinde turned around, leaned forward, and pecked his lips. “I know. Let’s see … if you’ll still be able to keep up with me now that I have my full speed back.” He stepped into the array with a laugh, his golden eyes sparkling brightly.
Leng Jin Yu immediately followed him. Getting out on the other side, Jinde already pushed off the ground, soaring into the air. Before Leng Jin Yu could follow, there was a rush of spiritual energy and Jinde transformed right in front of his eyes. His once human form turned into that of a dragon, the scales shimmering just as golden as his hair previously had.
It was a beautiful sight to behold, especially when Jinde twirled on the spot, rushed further into the air, and then turned a few circles as if to announce that now, he was finally free.