Xin Lan did indeed not seem to be bothered in the slightest. Regarding Yuchi Bing Xia’s question, he admitted to it straightforwardly. “Yes. There’s no need to thank me though. I didn’t do it for you.”
Yuchi Bing Xia got up from where he had been crouching next to Qiguan Cheng Da and turned to glance at Grandmaster Zhangsun. This person … he was about as difficult to deal with as Zhangsun Xun Yi’s disciple back then. What no need to thank him? He had just killed a disciple of their sect!
Zhangsun Xun Yi had similar thoughts but he didn’t give them away immediately. Instead, he also stepped closer, taking a look at Qiguan Cheng Da himself. This person had obviously been killed pretty fast. That was already a good sign. “What kind of information was he providing?” In any case, he didn’t think that Xin Lan would do this for just anything. Usually, this person probably wouldn’t care about what anyone else was doing.
Xin Lan smiled faintly, feeling that at least one of these people was asking the right questions. “That’s the thing: The two getting married today? Well, they were his primary objective. So really, Sect Master Yuchi, you should be quite thankful to me. Because currently, that disciple of yours is probably on top of the list of people that the demon king wants to kill.”
Yuchi Bing Xia’s expression blanked. “What? But Yu Jin … Why? He shouldn’t have any kind of grudge with the demon king. In these years, he has hardly left the sect. When would he have angered him?” He really couldn’t understand this!
Xin Lan gave a hum and then moved next to Hua Lin Yu, putting an arm around his shoulders. “He doesn’t need to personally form a grudge. Just marrying the wrong person is enough. The demon king happens to have a crush on his husband.” He smiled as if it was not a big deal but there was a glint in his eyes saying that he saw this as a personal slight. Clearly, he felt that the demon king had no right to these feelings.
Hua Lin Yu looked at him in surprise, feeling that he suddenly understood what was going on. Xin Lan and the demon king … they both had feelings for this person. It was just that Xin Lan had gotten over them while the demon king still hadn’t given up despite the fact that Jinde had already married today.
And now, somebody had been providing that person who wouldn’t give up with the information that Jinde had found somebody else to be with. That could really cause some troubles. Most likely, Xin Lan had acted in a heartbeat and killed the person informing the demon king so that Jinde and his husband wouldn’t be in danger going forward. Thinking of that, he actually relaxed and leaned closer to Xin Lan.
At first, he had been shocked. He hadn’t believed that there was any reason to kill somebody even if they had relationships with the demons. After all, hadn’t that been the trial regarding the demon-hunting sects been held precisely because it wasn’t right to just condemn somebody for their blood? But now, he realized that this was not the same thing. No, there was a personal problem behind this, one that he just hadn’t known about. He shouldn’t have drawn conclusions immediately and instead waited for Xin Lan to explain.
Xin Lan realized that his little lover had calmed down. He leaned down, feeling satisfied, and kissed the top of his head. In any case, he didn’t mind being misunderstood. He could just explain it later on. Just like he had done just now.
Yuchi Bing Xia’s expression and that of the other two people also eased a little. At the very least, there was an explanation.
Yuchi Bing Xia took a deep breath and then slowly exhaled. “Well, I do believe you. There is one problem though: This matter needs to be dealt with officially. That means we need some evidence. Can you prove that he was in contact with the demons?”
Xin Lan smiled faintly, let go of Hua Lin Yu, and picked up the spatial bag that was tied to Qiguan Cheng Da’s belt. Back then, this disciple had hastily put away the mirror in an attempt to hide it. Now, he simply opened the bag up, pulled out the black crystal glass mirror, and handed it over to Yuchi Bing Xia. “You shouldn’t try it out but this will connect you with the demon king. It is something that is often used in the demon realm. If you want to know more, I’m sure that the remaining demon-hunting sects will be able to provide you with information.”
Yuchi Bing Xia nodded, and then glanced at the spatial bag, finally picking it up. He looked through the things inside and then shook his head. “A disciple without a Master but he still has quite a few things of value. I will check the missions he did before. I’m afraid they won’t match this though. That should be another clue. He probably got a handsome reward for providing this kind of information.”
Xin Lan nodded. “Jin Ling has never been stingy. You should probably take these things to the demon-hunting sects as well. In any case, if at least some things among them are native to the demon realm, it can probably be used as evidence. Now, I guess you won’t need me any longer. I’m afraid I shocked my fiance a bit so I’d better bring him back to rest.” Inclined his head and then turned toward Hua Lin Yu, pulling him into his arms. “I’m sorry about before. I didn’t want you to see something like this but … I was afraid that time was vital.”
Hua Lin Yu nodded and hugged him back. “It’s alright. I don’t mind. You did what you had to. Anyway, let’s go back now. I’m sure Sect Master Yuchi will have quite a few other things to deal with.” He also said his farewell but then turned to his own Master, not quite sure if he should say something more to her.
Fei Bai Mu glanced at Yuchi Bing Xia and Zhangsun Xun Yi and finally also nodded at them. “I think I should accompany my disciple. If you do need our help, please tell me.”
Thus, the group finally bid farewell and Fei Bai Mu followed Xin Lan and Hua Lin Yu back to the house, intent on finding out more.