Zhi Guan finally patted his little junior’s head. “It doesn’t matter. Whether it is cultivation or learning sword arts, it is not important that you manage to learn it as fast as possible but that you manage to learn it as well as possible. So even if you aren’t fast, maybe you are able to do it with more precision. That is also very good.”
Yun Bei Fen wasn’t quite sure at first what he thought of that but finally nodded. Right. Maybe he couldn’t be fast but he could at least do a good job at it. Hadn’t Mei Chao Bing praised him a lot with the last skills he learned? He might have taken a bit more time but he had been able to do it in the end. This time, it would definitely be the same!
“Thank you, first senior martial brother!” Yun Bei Fen hugged him again and then stepped out of his arms, excitedly motioning over at the spot on the ground that he had used to practice before. “Here, let me show you!” He raised his hand, gathered a bit of spiritual energy into a ball again, and then tried his best to throw it.
Once again, the ball of energy managed to detach from his fingers but then only wavered in the air bit, slowly making its way toward the ground before fizzling out before even touching it.
Zhi Guan looked at this sad excuse of an attack and couldn’t help but feel that maybe he should be a bit worried. It really didn’t look like it would achieve anything. If he tried to use that against a demonic practitioner … He didn’t want to bring his little junior’s mood down though after he had just cheered up so he just reached out and patted his head, nodding along. “Very good. Unfortunately, cultivation is not my strong suit so I won’t be able to give you any hints as to how you can do it better. You should ask your third senior martial brother about it instead when you get back home.”
Yun Bei Fen nodded even though it would likely take a long time before he would have any chance to ask Luo Lin about it. Anyway, he could just ask Mei Chao Bing for now. That was even better. After all, while he knew that his third senior martial brother actually wasn’t a bad cultivator, he couldn’t believe that he would be better than Mei Chao Bing. If somebody asked, Yun Bei Fen probably would have said that Mei Chao Bing was the better cultivator even between him and his Master.
Yun Bei Fen almost wanted to go back to training when he remembered something and turned back to Zhi Guan. “Right, why did you come here, first senior martial brother?” While he was happy to see him, he also didn’t think that Zhi Guan would come over just like that.
“Originally, I came to deliver the materials Master asked for to forge your new sword. Then, it turned out that some disciple had been kidnapped and was being held captive by the demonic practitioners.”
Yun Bei Fen’s eyes widened. “Somebody was held captive? Who?”
Zhi Guan gave a hum and thought for a moment. “Her name seems to have been Kui Min?”
Yun Bei Fen’s eyes widened even further. “Senior martial sister Kui?” He couldn’t believe it. Even though Kui Min was only a bit stronger than him, she had still been stronger. How could she be captured this easily? And also, what about her group? With so many other people around, it should be difficult to kidnap somebody.
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but speak up at that. “I believe junior martial sister Kui was in Yang Wu Huang’s group. Remember how he and the other two told us that they were attacked? I guess Kui Min was captured when that attack happened. In a sense, she can probably count herself lucky that she was only captured and not killed. It could’ve been worse.”
The others who had been practicing and hadn’t wanted to disturb them when they saw that it was Yun Bei Fen’s senior martial brother who had come, stopped what they were doing and crowded around them when they heard that.
“But you did manage to free her, didn’t you?” Yi Ju couldn’t help but be a little worried. She and Kui Min actually knew each other quite well considering that they were close in age. They had often trained together back at the Teng Yong Sect. Even though they weren’t in the same group right now, she couldn’t help but worry about this friend of hers.
Zhi Guan nodded. “Yes, I brought her back to the camp. In any case, with this thing happening, Master asked me to bring you back.” He looked at Yun Bei Fen even though he was naturally supposed to bring everyone back. To him, his little junior was obviously the most important.
“Oh.” Yun Bei Fen didn’t think too much about it.
On the other hand, Mei Chao Bing felt relieved. He glanced in the direction of Song Mu who nodded slightly in return. The two of them had been looking for a reason to leave and now, it had presented itself. This was really good. This way, they could evade any trouble with the Jian Chu Sect that might have arisen otherwise.
Zhi Guan knew that his little junior was definitely not the person in charge of the group so he turned to look at the others, his gaze finally settling on Mei Chao Bing. “Mei Chao Bing.”
Mei Chao Bing straightened up but his lips actually curved up in a smile. It probably was irrational but he felt oddly proud at the fact that Yun Bei Fen’s first senior martial brother actually remembered his name.