Seeing the little disciple of Sect Master Fei storm into his study, Sect Master Yuchi was immediately alarmed. He jumped up from his seat and rushed around the table, going to meet Hua Lin Yu halfway. “What’s the matter? Did something happen?”
Hua Lin Yu hurriedly nodded his head but really didn’t know where to start explaining. “That … Sect Master, I can’t quite explain. Could you get Grandmaster Zhangsun and just follow me?”
Yuchi Bing Xia was even more alarmed when Hua Lin Yu decided that he wanted Grandmaster Zhangsun to follow as well. But seeing just whose disciples this boy was, he did what he asked for immediately. “Of course. Just wait a moment.” He rushed to the door himself and ordered one of the disciples on guard duty to go and go get Zhangsun Xun Yi. Thinking for a moment, he finally sent the other one off to get Sect Master Fei. In any case, this had to do with her disciple. No matter what exactly the problem was, it would probably be better to inform her as well.
Having taken care of that, he immediately returned inside, trying to calm down the boy that was quite distraught. Really, he couldn’t help but wonder what was going on but clearly, he wouldn’t say anything. Thus, he could only wait for the other two to arrive.
Yuchi Bing Xia didn’t have to wait for long. Grandmaster Zhangsun had been at the wedding since he also knew that Leng Jin Yu and Jinde and had had a hand in everything that happened to the two here in the sect. Unfortunately for him, after appearing, it had been difficult for him to extricate himself.
The other Sect Masters and Elders might not be brave enough to just approach the people that had been sent over from the Jian Yi Sect but in comparison, it seemed much easier for them to strike up a conversation with Zhangsun Xun Yi, despite the fact that he usually counted as unsociable. Thus, he hadn’t really had the opportunity to leave yet. When a disciple was sent over to call him, he immediately jumped at the opportunity and bid his farewell, leaving the Sect Masters and Elders in front of him with regret.
On the other hand, Fei Bai Mu had already gone to the house she had been allocated and hadn’t been bothered even once. Being the Sect Master of the Jian Yi Sect really came with its own perks. Even when somebody came close, she could still push out the Elders to deal with it and wouldn’t need to bother herself with it. Thus, things had been quite calm for her.
When she heard that this matter had to do with Hua Lin Yu, she immediately jumped to her feet and rushed over there. This little disciple of hers … to go to the Sect Master of the Yun Zou Sect, it had to be something grave. She naturally wouldn’t delay.
Thus, Grandmaster Zhangsun and Fei Bai Mu both arrived at almost the same time, exchanging a glance that showed that both of them were worried, especially when they saw that the other one had been called as well. Going inside, they found Hua Lin Yu looking quite distraught with Sect Master Yuchi panicking beside him.
As soon as Yuchi Bing Xia saw them, he straightened up and motioned for Hua Lin Yu to lead the way. Hua Lin Yu just nodded at the two of them and didn’t say anything else before he rushed out and to the place where Xin Lan was still waiting next to the body.
When the three people saw Xin Lan, they were confused at first but spotting the person on the ground next to him, their expressions turned solemn. It was obvious that this was a disciple of the Yun Zou Sect. And the fact that he had been killed not too long ago was obvious as well. Just what had happened?
Yuchi Bing Xia was the first to land and take a closer look at the disciple. “This should be Qiguan Cheng Da. Ah Jin knows him.” Originally, he had even believed that his disciple was friends with this person. As it had turned out, the relationship between them was pretty shallow though. Thus, he wasn’t distraught on a personal level but as the Sect Master, it still wasn’t a good feeling to see a disciple of his sect murdered. He glanced up at Xin Lan, feeling that he should be able to provide them with more details. “What happened?”
Xin Lan glanced at the Sect Master, absolutely not seeming as if this had anything to do with him. “I caught him selling information to the demon king.”
Yuchi Bing Xia nodded slowly. If Xin Lan said that this was the case, then he did somewhat believe it. In any case, this person was a revered senior of the dragon race. What kind of reason would he have to lie about something like this? He couldn’t think of a single reason. “And then?”
Xin Lan raised his brows in surprise, wondering what else he was supposed to say to that. “Then I confronted him, he lied, and I killed him.” That much should have been obvious.
Yuchi Bing Xia stared at him, not sure what to make of this. “You … you killed him?” And then he just admitted it this easily? This definitely wasn’t how a murder was usually committed.
Fei Bai Mu closed her eyes, feeling like all of this was a bad joke. To be honest, she wasn’t surprised that Xin Lan would’ve done this. This guy … clearly, he wasn’t one for talk. If he found out that somebody was supplying the enemy with information, he would just deal with them, not caring about anything else.
Still, there was a tactful way to tell somebody about this and then there was the way he had just gone about this. She really didn’t know what to make of that. Truly, Xin Lan had his own way of thinking about matters. Or maybe it was that he just didn’t care what some mortals thought about him.