Qiu Ling furrowed his brows. He hoped that after he told him the truth, that they could walk out of that situation and still be a couple. But first and foremost, he had to think of Jing He. He had to tell him in a way that Jing He would be able to take without being completely overwhelmed.
It was just that this was a big matter. It really was difficult to say it in a way that wouldn’t be completely unacceptable. His best bet might be to go with the scholarly way.
In any case, Jing He was somebody who knew quite a bit about the immortal races. Clearly, his knowledge was the most profound on the gods but he had also learned quite a bit about the dragons in the ten years that they had known each other. And some general knowledge about how the dragons and demons had been one race before was known to all of the people born in the immortal realms. Maybe he would be able to make use of that.
Yes, thinking about it, reminding Jing He that, originally, the dragons and demons weren’t that different anyway might be good. And he might also need some reassurance that this was something that people wouldn’t easily find out. That other than the two of them, there was only his immediate family and two of his advisers who knew.
Qiu Ling’s gaze became thoughtful. Right. He couldn’t forget about Jing He’s feelings. If he was anything like Jing Yi in regard to how he dealt with this complicated situation regarding his reincarnation, then he would be worried about the fact that there had been somebody else in his heart.
In that case, it would do good to show him that he cared about him in a special way. Letting him know that he was one of the few people that he was making his heritage clear to was one such way. The other would probably be to accompany him in that time when he was at his most vulnerable right after the trial ended and he woke up again. Yes, he had to do that for sure.
Just when he was pondering on how exactly to go about this, a voice interrupted Qiu Ling’s thoughts. He turned around and found Qiang Yan standing there.
The God of War had raised his brows, not quite sure if he was seeing things. Clearly, Qiu Ling shouldn’t want to leave Zhong Jing Yi’s side for even a single moment. To suddenly see him here … He couldn’t help but wonder what that meant.
Qiu Ling looked at him, not quite sure what to say. In the end, he merely nodded his head. “God of War.” He didn’t get up and just continued to sit there, staring at him.
Qiang Yan rubbed his neck, feeling that the situation was really a little too awkward. Hoping that it would somehow help, he went over, and sat down opposite Qiu Ling, glancing over his shoulder to see that everything was peaceful as always at Jing He’s place. “Did you come to see Jing He?”
Qiu Ling glanced at him and then gave a hum. “Something like that.”
Qiang Yan slightly furrowed his brows. “Something like that? In any case, I’m quite surprised to see you here. I would’ve thought that you wouldn’t be willing to be even a single step apart from that Zhong Jing Yi in the current situation.”
Qiu Ling gave a hum in response. “Well, I surely wouldn’t but he kind of threw me out.” In front of Qiang Yan, he didn’t have much of a problem admitting to that. In any case, it was the truth. Also, right now, this person was here. Clearly, he hadn’t known that he wasn’t at Jing Yi’s side. So it was safe to assume that nobody was currently trying to assassinate his lover.
Qiang Yan’s brows shot up and he felt like he just heard some extremely explosive news. “You … were arguing? Is it …” He glanced at his nephew’s palace again but really didn’t know what to say. In any case, if these two argued, naturally, it would be about that, right? Why did he even need to ask?
Qiu Ling shook his head though before he hesitated and then nodded. “I guess it isn’t wrong to say that. Jing Yi … Well, I guess since the day he found out that he is Jing He’s reincarnation, he has been grappling with that knowledge. Now, it’s even more intense because we are in the Nine Heavens where Jing He grew up. And most of the people he came into contact with have had more to do with Jing He. I guess he feels stuck.”
Qiang Yan nodded. “I can somewhat understand that. It definitely isn’t easy for him. But in any case, he’ll learn to deal with it. He will have to.”
Qiu Ling nodded at that. “He’s trying. Maybe more than I would like. Right now, he is trying to find a way for himself in the Nine Heavens. And I guess it’s good since we don’t know how long this stalemate will last. I take it that you’re not going to try and secretly assassinate him, are you?” He gave Qiang Yan a deep look, making the God of War’s hair stand on end.
This man … every now and then, his behavior or … his bearing did remind him of the fact that he was the dragon king. At other times, he seemed to be just this person who shamelessly pestered his nephew. But it was moments like these right now where he realized why Jing He had fallen for him in the first place.
Qiang Yan sighed and leaned back. “If I did, this whole matter might come to an end in a much better way. I’m afraid that the longer we wait, the worse it will get. But I also know that we can’t do this.
“In any case, Jing He loves you. Knowing that his trial hurt you would also hurt him. So I’m not going to do that. Not just because of the alliance between our races and because I think you’re quite good as the dragon king, but also for my nephew’s sake. It is better to find another way no matter what that will be. At the very least, that is what I currently think.”