Hua Lin Yu and Xin Lan went to bid their farewell to the others as soon as Hua Lin Rong got up and then immediately returned to the human realm. They didn’t explain what had happened, leaving the others to wonder about it by themselves, while they went to the Hua family’s estate just as they had planned.
At the same time, in the secret realm in the Yun Zou Sect, Jinde stared at his husband, trying to figure out what was happening. Had something gone wrong? If yes, what exactly was it and what could he do to fix it?
His heart was beating madly, and his hands holding Leng Jin Yu’s trembled a little. Right now, he regretted it. They probably shouldn’t have done this. Why had he cared if he found out why Chun Yin had done the things back then that he had? Having his husband at his side was much more important.
“Leng Jin Yu …” He slightly furrowed his golden brows and then waited with bated breath for his husband to speak. Nothing irreversible must happen.
Leng Jin Yu continued to look at him and then slowly let go of his hand. Jinde panicked and wanted to reach out but before he could do anything, Leng Jin Yu had actually reached up and cupped his cheek.
Jinde stated at him in a daze. He didn’t know what was happening right now. In any case, this didn’t seem too bad? Maybe he was just slightly confused? He couldn’t say for sure and the fact that Leng Jin Yu still hadn’t said anything was driving him nuts. Why was his husband taking so long? Couldn’t he just reassure him a bit?!
Leng Jin Yu continued to look at him as if he was unable to believe what he was currently seeing. After a moment, he closed his eyes and took a deep breath. Jinde understood even less what was going on. What was wrong? He wanted to speak up again but Leng Jin Yu already opened his eyes again. Taking another long look at him, he leaned forward and then gently kissed him.
Jinde couldn’t say what it was but this actually worried him even more. He pulled back and gave Leng Jin Yu a scrutinizing look. He definitely didn’t think that any of this was his normal behavior. So something had to have gone wrong. The question was … How much had it gone?
He narrowed his eyes, slightly shifting away.
Leng Jin Yu stared at him, his fingers slightly curling into his hair. “What’s the matter?”
Jinde narrowed his eyes even further when he heard that question. There was no way Leng Jin Yu would ask him that in this type of situation. He knew how worried they had been before. So why would he ask him what the matter was? He wasn’t quite sure what to make of that though.
Joining a part of a reincarnated soul with the other part that had already been reincarnated was probably complicated. He had never heard of such a case before so there was nothing he could refer to for ideas. He didn’t know what the consequences might be. At most, he could make an educated guess. “Who are you?”
“Leng Jin Yu.”
There seemed to be a little bit of hesitation before the answer was given but Jinde wasn’t completely sure about that. In any case … He felt like slapping this person in the face. When he remembered that it was Leng Jin Yu’s face, he didn’t do so though. He did get up from the bed though and put on the rest of his clothes.
Turning his back to him, he tried to sort his thoughts while tying his belt again. This was definitely not how his husband would answer. While the fact was right, it was just not the way that he behaved. If it really was Leng Jin Yu, he would have at the very latest at this point closed his eyes and shaken his head. He would have apologized and then told him that he was still in a bit of a daze so he had acted strangely. Then he would tell him that he didn’t need to worry.
Maybe he would’ve gone on to say that everything was a little much so he needed some more time to digest the memories he had just received. He might’ve asked him to give him some time alone or to stay with him depending on how he was feeling with all this new information. Maybe he would’ve asked to talk things over that he had seen to find a way of how to make sense of this.
But there was no way that Leng Jin Yu would have ever just stated his name and left it at that. It just wasn’t like him.
Jinde turned back around and at the same time took a few steps back, putting more distance between him and the person on the bed. “You’re about as smooth as your son.”
There was a trace of hurt flashing through those dark eyes, confirming further what Jinde had already thought.
“So it is really the case. How long will this last?” His voice broke at the last word, even though he tried hard to keep calm. But he couldn’t help himself. For one, he had not expected to ever see this person again. On the other hand, he was insanely worried about his husband and whether he would get him back at all.
Instead of an answer, the other person only responded with a question of his own. “How did you figure it out?”
Jinde gave a faint laugh. “I spent over a millennium with this person as my husband. You think I wouldn’t know him? And we … we grew up together. You’re probably the person I know best. Chun Yin.”