Elder Fa furrowed her brows when she heard that. “Most likely, it’s another activity from the demonic practitioners. The Teng Yong Sect is really unlucky.”
Mei Chao Bing’s brows also furrowed when he heard that. “The Zhen Yan Sect didn’t find anything so far?”
Elder Fa shook her head. “No, nothing. Originally, I didn’t think much of it. The border region is big after all. Finding something in one spot but not in another isn’t strange and there were still many more that we hadn’t checked yet. But more than a week has already gone by. By now, we should’ve at least seen some signs. That that wasn’t the case … I’m afraid it’s not a good thing. They seem to be deliberately targeting the Teng Yong Sect.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded, absentmindedly grasping Yun Bei Fen’s fingers. “The Jian Chu Sect also didn’t find anything while we were there. It might not mean much if it is just one of the other sects that doesn’t find something but if it is two or even three of the others and only we found something, I’m afraid of what that will mean. It seems to be part of their plan.”
Elder Fa only nodded but didn’t speak up. She couldn’t help but worry though. The Teng Yong Sect … Why was it them specifically that were being targeted? There should be a reason for it. These people wouldn’t do anything just for the sake of annoying them. No, there had to be a very specific reason and they needed to find out what that reason was or they would have a major problem. That was easier said than done though.
Elder Fa got up and paced up and down behind the table, feeling vexed. The Teng Yong Sect might not be her own sect but there were also a few people over there that she cared deeply about it. Mei Chao Bing was just one of them. But in this situation, he was definitely the one who would need her help the most.
In any case, even if not for these people she cared about, the other big righteous sects also relied on the Teng Yong Sect. How could she just ignore what was going on? Since she was aware of it now, she had to do her best to help the others against the demonic practitioners and thwart whatever their plan was.
Mei Chao Bing didn’t say anything and just let her ponder quietly while he turned to Yun Bei Fen and lightly squeezed his hand. He had taken him along because his little bunny had asked him to and because he also wanted him to meet this person who had once upon a time also showed him kindness. He was afraid that Yun Bei Fen would be a little bored if things were like this though.
Yun Bei Fen actually didn’t mind. While he didn’t know too much about the current situation and couldn’t help, it was alright for him as long as he was able to stay at Mei Chao Bing’s side. He didn’t want anything more than that.
Elder Fa finally stopped and sat down again but her expression still didn’t look happy. “We need a better plan to find out more information. We can’t let it go on like this. As long as we can’t see through what the other side is planning, we will have a bigger problem.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded. “I agree with what all of what you’re saying. I’m just afraid that it won’t be easy. There aren’t many clues to be had and we always need to guard against them being fabricated as well. Furthermore, while we are all in the border region, there is still a journey of quite some time to go from one camp to the other even if a strong disciple is sent individually. For a team of disciples, it will take about a week. That’s too much to quickly exchange information.”
Elder Fa nodded. “You’re right with that. I guess I will message our sect leader and ask if we can get some more people. Originally, we only wanted the disciples to get some more experience and slowly go about this but I’m afraid that maybe we don’t have as much time as we thought we did. You should also talk with your Elders when you get back and tell them to maybe do the same. Even if it can’t be accomplished in the short term, we need to get a plan to work on these issues.”
“I will do so.”
Elder Fa looked from one person to the other and then back again. “Well, there is nothing we can do about that right now. Instead, let’s talk about you.” She turned to Yun Bei Fen and gave him a smile. “I didn’t know that Ah Bing had a fiance before. How long have you two known each other?”
Yun Bei Fen pondered for a moment and then looked at his hands, trying to count. “About fifteen years?”
“Oh? This long already?” Elder Fa was a little surprised. That had been even before Mei Chao Bing’s Master betrayed the Teng Yong Sect. This was actually good. It meant that this boy might have liked Mei Chao Bing before and then didn’t pull back just because of what his Master did. Great! This was exactly the type of person he needed.
She already wanted to congratulate them when she suddenly stopped. Wait a moment! Fifteen years?! She took a closer look at Yun Bei Fen. No matter how she looked though, he didn’t seem much older than that. In fact, judging from the way he had accepted her candy and acted around Mei Chao Bing, she wouldn’t have thought he was older than fifteen or maybe sixteen years. This really … was quite strange.