Back in the Nine Heavens, Qiu Ling finally managed to tear himself away from Jing He. He left his palace with a sigh and then returned to the one he had been given by the God of Justice. Now though, he wasn’t quite sure what to do with himself. His beloved was in the courtyard of the idle gods and didn’t want him around. Even though he could work he still felt uncomfortable just thinking about it.
When he stepped through the door, that problem turned out not to be a problem for much longer though because he finally found himself face to face with Xiang Yong and An Bai who were looking at him slightly vigilantly.
Qiu Ling stopped in his tracks and raised his brows. “Something happened to my face or is it that we got more bad news?” Saying so, he went over to the table and sat down next to them, giving another sigh. He really didn’t want it to be more bad news. Although, he also didn’t want for it to have anything to do with his face.
Xiang Yong cleared his throat, a little unsure how to bring it up. He was afraid that their king still didn’t know about this matter so he wasn’t really sure what was the best way to say it. “Your Majesty, … it is about that person in the mortal realm.”
Qiu Ling raised an eyebrow but then figured that if they were unwilling to say the name, they could only mean one person. “What’s with him? Didn’t I say you don’t need to worry about him?”
His two advisers exchanged a glance, making him feel that there was something wrong here.
Xiang Yong looked a little uncomfortable but this was nothing that he could keep from his king. “A while ago, he contacted me. Your Majesty was out at that moment so I wasn’t able to tell you yet. Apparently … he has decided to have a child.”
Qiu Ling’s expression blanked and for a while, he really didn’t know how to feel. Actually, he was a little uncomfortable. His own relationship with his father wasn’t that good. When it came to his father’s reincarnation, they were barely able to make it to some kind of balance and interacting with each other and that was also because they hardly had anything to do with each other.
Now, the thought that there would be a sibling around in the future and even one that would not be just his father’s son but the one he had with Jinde … he couldn’t help but worry about that a little.
He knew it was idiotic. It wasn’t like he was still a child. He was more than old enough to get married and have children himself. But that thought still kind of pained him. Then again, it wasn’t like these two hadn’t hinted at this toward him before.
He sighed and rubbed his forehead, trying to get his emotions back under control. “Spare me the details. What’s the timeline that they gave you?”
Xiang Yong shook his head though. “No timeline. The reason they contacted me … was that they want to return to the dragon realm for that. In fact, they would like to move back into the palace. And they asked if there was a way to make that possible with our help.”
Qiu Ling lowered his hand, his gaze becoming more intense. “The palace?”
Xiang Yong merely nodded. He could imagine that there were quite a few things going through his king’s head so he didn’t urge him. They had enough time. There was no reason to rush into anything.
Qiu Ling’s thoughts churned. He knew Jinde. He also knew his father’s reincarnation to some degree since he had had some dealings with Leng Jin Yu. And now that Leng Jin Yu had the memories of his past life, that had changed their understanding of each other even more. So he felt that he had a good idea of just why these two were asking for this. “Heaven, they’re nuts! Aren’t they clear that this is going to get rid of all that secrecy of the last years? Just one person looking at him and everyone will know who he is. Then we’ll have to deal with that crazy demon at our doorstep all the time.”
Xiang Yong and An Bai exchanged a glance. They weren’t particularly worried about the demons to be honest but more about what the dragons would have to say about that but this wasn’t the right moment to bring that up.
Qiu Ling kept quiet for a while and finally shrugged his shoulders. “Well, if you have any ideas, go for it.” In any case, even though he probably wouldn’t admit to that out loud, he would also like to have them around. After all, they were his family. He finally had them back. Why wouldn’t he wants them to be where he was? In fact, it would be perfect if by that time, he could also return to the dragon realm.
Qiu Ling’s gaze darted from one side of the room to the other and finally, he cleared his throat. “You don’t think … the gods would just let us leave, right? I mean with some kind of explanation as for why we need to, of course.”
Xiang Yong and An Bai immediately panicked when he brought that up.
“Your Majesty, I don’t think that that is a good idea. Please don’t bring it up. If you do, they will just become overly worried. By that time, who knows what the result will be? It’s better to leave things as they are for the time being.”
Qiu Ling sighed. “Well, that would’ve been too easy. With me there, there would probably be some more help for them. Speaking of that though … Have you talked with the God of War?”
The two of them exchanged a glance and then shook their heads. “Should we talk to him about this?”
“Well, he already knows anyway so … just go for it. He would also like to keep the secret and it’s not like he doesn’t know the two of them. If there’s somebody helping from this side, I’m sure it can’t hurt.
“Anyway, just organize it. If it would help to be in the palace to do this, then go there. You don’t have to wait around here. In any case, Jing Yi just joined the courtyard of the idle gods. He wants to be a real ascended deity I guess. But that means that staying in this palace here won’t really help with keeping him safe anymore so you might as well go and take care of that first.”