When Ai Hua noticed his gaze, she couldn’t help but feel a little complacent. She had always been proud of being able to get such a good husband so she would naturally pull him out every now and then to brag a little. “Well, what do you say? Can that family of mine accommodate that beauty of yours?”
Leng Jin Yu gave a wry smile, feeling that no matter what he said now, it would be wrong. If he said yes, she would likely be happy but she would have some second thoughts once she saw Jinde.
Also, his husband might also not be happy if he downplayed his beauty so much. After all, he knew that this title of greatest beauty of the dragon race was something that he was also proud of.
On the other hand, he also couldn’t say no because in that case, she might get angry. And right now definitely wasn’t the moment to aggravate the person that was supposed to help them.
In the end, he could only try to avoid giving a straight answer. “Well, I guess that the most important will be to figure out the details of what we’re supposed to tell other people. I’m not quite sure how long my husband will need so maybe we could just try to come up with something ourselves first and then tell him what we came up with for some last input from his side? I don’t think he would have a problem with that.”
Ai Hua was a little unhappy when this person didn’t praise her family but she did have to agree that these details were important. After all, she had wondered about the very same thing when Yi Zan had originally told them that they were supposed to pretend to be family members with this person.
Lei Jiang’s thoughts were immediately on spot. As a soldier whose task was guarding the palace and the capital city, he was able to stay focused on this kind of mission and also knew what the important points would be. “Well, I would say it would be best to stay as close to the truth as possible.
“Your reason for coming to the capital city is understandable so that is probably what we should mention. Then, considering how my brother-in-law described your husband’s looks, I guess it would be safe to assume that he should come from my part of the family.”
Leng Jin Yu inclined his head. “Yes, that is what I think as well.”
Lei Jiang nodded and thought for a bit. “I have some family further down in the south. They usually don’t come to visit the family and I don’t think that there is anyone around that really knows them. It is very, very extended family. So if we were to say that he was from that part of the family, it wouldn’t be strange that we don’t know each other very well and that I haven’t really talked about him before.
“What I am wondering is how fast you want to come over. We mentioned that we would come and get you but this kind of matter usually should have been prepared in the long term and not something that you just mention one day and then you would appear. That is probably the only logical mistake in this matter.”
Leng Jin Yu faintly furrowed his brows. “That is true. Well, maybe we can justify that with my position? I was doing a mission in the mortal realm before and just came back. So we made the decision on the spur of the moment upon my return.”
Lei Jiang nodded, feeling that this was reasonable. “Is this mission something you can talk about?”
Leng Jin Yu shook his head. “I’m afraid not. Or, well, at most it could probably be said that it was on behalf of the Palace of War. But I wouldn’t think that it would be safe to go into further details there.”
Lei Jiang didn’t ask any further when he was given that response. Sometimes, some information just couldn’t be shared. “Well, so you returned and this was a spontaneous decision. You also know Yi Zan so it would make sense that you were able to get into contact with me this soon.”
Leng Jin Yu nodded. “I do happen to know your king the best actually.”
This time, both Lei Jiang and Ai Hua couldn’t help but raise their brows and Xiao Dong also took a closer look at Leng Jin Yu.
He coughed, wondering if that had really been the right thing to say. “Over the course of this mission, we had quite a bit to do with each other. So I would call us rather familiar.
“In fact, that is the reason why we are currently here. My husband … also happens to be quite close to him. In fact, it can probably be said that he is closer to him than I am. Well, he is of the dragon race after all.” He didn’t bring up the rest even though it would probably be obvious as soon as they saw him. Others might not be able to figure it out, especially if they were given a wrong backstory that seemed airtight but since this family knew that that wasn’t the case, they would be able to figure out the ins and outs for sure.
Just then, voices could be heard from outside.
The four dragons turned to look, but Leng Jin Yu had closed the door to make sure that they wouldn’t disturb the others. They only vaguely heard Jinde and Xin Lan bid farewell before one set of steps receded, clearly leaving the palace while the other one came closer.
Leng Jin Yu leaned back at that, a faint smile on his lips. “Ah, that should be my husband returning.”
At that time, the door already opened and Jinde stepped in. He hadn’t put on the veiled hat again since they were still inside the palace even though he was carrying it around just in case. Thus, at this moment, his golden hair and eyes were on full display, making Lei Jiang and Ai Hua choke.
Yes, they had a faint guess just who this person pretending to be their family member was.