Fei Bai Mu continued to ponder for some time, but finally, she still felt that it was better to mention her idea and make sure whether it could work on not together with Xin Lan. After all, this was something that concerned their Grandmaster’s well-being and marital bliss. “In the mortal realm, there are objects that can put an illusion on a person’s appearance. That way, they can look like somebody completely else. Is there something similar in the immortal realms that could be used to fool the demon king?”
Xin Lan didn’t answer immediately. To be honest, since he had believed that Jinde was dead, he had never really thought about how to go about this. In the same vein, Jinde probably hadn’t put too much thought into what he could or couldn’t do since he had been too gravely injured to leave the special dimension of the Yun Zou Sect previously.
But now that he was healed, there really was no reason for him to stay inside. In fact, he had already made clear that he intended to go travel as soon as he got the chance. And if he could, he would definitely stay outside with his husband for quite some time. Naturally, they could do what he did before and cover up his hair and face but that wouldn’t always work. Inside rooms, it was inconvenient to keep on a drapery hat and it’d also make people ask more than it probably should. That kind of appearance was actually quite eye-catching, really not convenient for Jinde to travel around in.
On the other hand, an object that could give the illusion of another appearance would be exactly the kind of thing that Jinde needed. It would make it seem as if he was another person altogether, while not drawing any attention to himself. As long as Jin Ling didn’t manage to see through the illusion, even if he stood in front of Jinde, he wouldn’t realize. And since Jin Ling probably wouldn’t have time to come running here himself considering that there was a fight over the demon king’s throne happening right now, it would only be his subordinates that needed to be fooled. Most of those shouldn’t be a problem.
Thinking about it like this, what Fei Bai Mu had suggested was actually a good idea. It was definitely something worth considering. Knowing Jinde, he wouldn’t have anything against it. On the contrary, he might like to give it a try just so he could be playful and try to prank people. That was just the type of person he was.
Xin Lan finally nodded. “There’s indeed that type of object in the immortal realms. It is not a hundred percent effective but I guess it should be enough to fool most people in the mortal realm. As long as Jin Ling doesn’t send anyone special, it should be enough to fool them. So, yes, maybe this would indeed be a way to deal with this matter.”
Fei Bai Mu actually heaved an audible sigh of relief. “Very well. Then I will suggest this to the Grandmaster. It should allow them to move around more freely in the future. I will also warn them about the fact that there are spies of the demon king around. Well, with that Qiguan Cheng Da having been taken care of, maybe there isn’t as much to fear. I don’t think he should have several people in the Yun Zou Sect at the moment, or what do you think?”
Xin Lan pondered for a moment and finally shook his head. “No, most likely, that guy was the only one. In any case, I believe that Jin Ling will have only sent somebody here in the first place to have an eye on what Qiu Ling is doing since his lover was a disciple of the sect. Most likely, he didn’t even know that Jinde was here before Qiguan Cheng Da mentioned something to him.” And, well, the fact that he himself had rushed over here several times had probably also tipped off Jin Ling. He couldn’t deny that.
Fei Bai Mu slightly raised her brows when he said that. “The relationship between the demon and the dragon king …” From what she understood, these two weren’t actually related even though the people that they were close to had had a relationship. So she wasn’t quite sure how exactly they stood to each other.
“Jin Ling hates Qiu Ling and vice versa. The former sees him as the proof that Jinde was betrayed by the person he loved most so — in some kind of personal vendetta — he wants to make trouble for him where we can. As for Qiu Ling, while he doesn’t like Jin Ling, he will normally just ignore him unless provoked first. The situation really isn’t easy.”
Fei Bai Mu nodded. To be honest, she hadn’t expected it to be. In any case, it was already common knowledge that the dragons and demons weren’t on amicable terms. It wasn’t that strange for their kings not to get along. What was strange was the fact that there was actually such a personal story behind that.
Well, that was also something that didn’t really have anything to do with them. In the future, it would probably be best to not pry any further. If they could keep out of this conflict, it would be quite good. She just wanted to help their Grandmaster and his husband.
Xin Lan raised his brows at her, wondering if there was anything else. Even though he didn’t mind answering any of the questions, he would still very much preferred if he was able to spend some alone time with Hua Lin Yu now. After all, even though Hua Lin Yu seemed to have calmed down, this was still a situation that required him to coax him a little more.
Fei Bai Mu glanced from one person to the other and then sighed. “Well, that is everything that I wanted to know. I guess I will go and speak to the Grandmaster and his husband now. If the two of you need some help to solve the situation on your end, you know that you can always come to me.”
Xin Lan gave a faint hum while Hua Lin Yu nodded eagerly.
“Of course, Master! If you need help for anything, you can also say so.”
Fei Bai Mu smiled and then got up, reaching over the table to rub his head. “Very well. I’ll rely on you then if there’s something happening in the future. Now, I will leave the two of you alone. You probably also have something that you want to talk about without a third wheel around.”
Hua Lin Yu gave an embarrassed smile and lowered his head while Xin Lan just waited for her to get out. In any case, he couldn’t deny that he did indeed want to be alone with his lover. Thus, Fei Bai Mu left the house and the two of them remained alone.