Fei Bai Mu didn’t lose any time and immediately went to see Elder Suo. “I managed to convince the two of them that it would be better to go with the temporary solution at least for the time being. That way, they can leave the sect and find a place to hide that the demon king doesn’t know of. When things have calmed down and we have maybe been able to investigate a little more, they can still come back and we can try to think of another solution.”
Elder Suo nodded. “I have already sent one of my disciples to get items like that. I thought that even if they didn’t want them, it couldn’t hurt to be prepared. The disciple should return today. I told them to hurry as much as they could.”
Fei Bai Mu inclined her head. “Thank you very much.”
Elder Suo nodded but her gaze was a bit difficult. “I guess this means that Sect Master Fei will not be able to take that disciple back to the Jian Yi Sect though.”
Fei Bai Mu sighed and shook her head. “Well, I probably won’t be able to do so for a long time but if the other person’s life is in danger, then I also think it is better to just let go of it. Maybe it’s not meant to be after all.” In fact, she had already had this doubt for a while now. There had just been too many hindrances already.
First, their Grandmaster had been reluctant because there was the Yun Zou Sect in the picture, then, there had been the wedding, now there was this matter with the demon king, but in any case, they clearly wanted to go out and travel and have a child. This type of thing probably meant that the fate between Grandmaster Leng and the Jian Yi Sect had already been severed. He wasn’t part of the sect anymore. He might be able to lend a helping hand every now and then, but he couldn’t be a constant presence anymore. Most likely, she also shouldn’t expect that.
In any case, he had been lending them a helping hand for much too long already. They couldn’t rely on that any longer. Since they had managed to gain this position and hold onto it for a long time, they would need to do so on their own. In any case, whether it was her or the Elders, neither of them was weak. And should things one day get to a point where they were not able to hold onto this position, then maybe that just was what fate had in store for them. In any case, she was prepared.
Seeing that there was nothing else to discuss, Fei Bai Mu returned to her own accommodations and didn’t think about it any longer. Right now, there really was nothing to do but to wait.
In this way, the day slowly came to an end. Xin Lan and Hua Lin Yu had already made up again and seemed to have gotten closer through the whole ordeal, while the disciple of the Ye Zhong Order finally returned with the items, handing them over to Elder Suo secretly who then went to give them to Yuchi Bing Xia, only for them to end up with Leng Jin Yu and Jinde.
The Sect Master looked at his pretend-disciple, a bit of hesitation and worry in his eyes. “Are you sure that this is the right thing to do? In here, he won’t be able to make trouble for you, right?”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “I’m honored that Master is worried for my sake but we can’t stay. We might be safe in here but what kind of life is that? We would never be able to leave again. As soon as he sends new spies over, this will become nothing but a trap. I really don’t want that to happen. Thus, we can only do it this way. In any case, thank you for your care, Master. These years, I’m afraid I wasn’t a good disciple. Staying in here, getting married against your wishes, I really didn’t show any piety.”
Yuchi Bing Xia sighed and patted his shoulder. “Aiya, don’t say things like that, Ah Jin. In any case, when I picked you up back then, I felt it had to be fate. Now, I’m already realizing that while it might have been fate that we met, that was just one stretch on your path. This is not your destination. For you, there’s something more out there. As your Master, it pains me to see you leave, but I also wish for you to be able to discover a new horizon out there. Make the best out of it. And if you need help, you can always contact me.”
Leng Jin Yu cupped his fists and then bowed, quietly apologizing to Yuchi Bing Xia in his heart. This man … he had lied to him quite badly. Hopefully, he would never find out. At the very least, then, he could still hold onto these thoughts of his good disciple and how they had parted amicably.
Next to him, Jinde also inclined his head. “Thank you, Sect Master. I owe very much to the Yun Zou Sect for letting me stay here all these years. I’m afraid I have made quite a bit of trouble for you as well. Now, I am going to leave. But if I’m able to, I will make it up to you one day.”
Yuchi Bing Xia once again shook his head. “You’re being too serious about this. In any case, your presence was also something that allowed us to keep our standing. Seeing you leave, I also feel like there will be something missing from here. Even though I didn’t come over here often, your presence was still something that I was a bit used to. Now … well, what can I say?” He shook his head and then motioned outside. “I should leave the two of you alone. Leave the sect when you’re ready. Don’t take any risks, and make sure that nobody sees you. You don’t have to ever come back if it’s not convenient. But if you do want to and you have the opportunity, then I would naturally like to see you again.”
The two of them nodded and then watched him leave.
Finally, a few hours later, the two of them left the sect, traveling far away to start a new life as wandering practitioners outside.