Since Mei Chao Bing had promised now, he didn’t hesitate any longer. He held the ribbon in his hands, focusing his spiritual energy and leaving a trace inside. When he did, he got a faint feeling for what this ribbon was actually able to do. And from the looks of it, it was even more than he and Shen Lei had been able to figure out. The most important was probably that not only would he be able to find Xiao Hui with this, it also seemed like the bunny would be able to find him in the same way.
He opened his eyes and then turned to look at the fluffy spiritual beast in Yun Bei Fen’s arms, feeling that maybe it still would’ve been better to let Yun Bei Fen do this. That way, Xiao Hui would have been able to just follow him even if Yun Bei Fen forgot him. Now, the spiritual beast would have to look for him so that he could find Yun Bei Fen in the end. He sighed over the missed opportunity and then handed the ribbon back to Yun Bei Fen, giving him a faint smile. “Alright, it’s done. You can put it on him.”
Yun Bei Fen nodded and then happily tied the ribbon around Xiao Hui’s neck. The thing was actually a bit long so he went to the effort to tie a small bow at the end. His smile immediately turned bright. “Ah, this looks so cute!”
Shen Lei and Mei Chao Bing looked at the spiritual beast, wondering if there had really been any reason to make this so-called beast look any cuter. There probably wasn’t any spiritual beast around that looked less threatening than Xiao Hui. To actually put this kind of bow on him … Well, at least it was dark blue. Just imagine if Yan Hong Min had used another color or even put some cutesy pattern on it. It made them wonder if they would be able to take that sight.
Well, no matter what they thought as long as Yun Bei Fen was happy and the disaster of him losing his spiritual beast was finally taken care of, it didn’t matter.
Shen Lei reached over and rubbed his head, giving him a bright smile. “Well, now you won’t have to worry too much in the future. Make sure you still keep an eye on him though. Even though your senior martial brother Mei can find him, that doesn’t mean that you should lose him in the first place.”
Yun Bei Fen nodded obediently, hugging Xiao Hui a little tighter. He naturally didn’t want to make trouble for senior martial brother Mei. So, he had to pay more attention in the future.
Shen Lei laughed and then reached over, patting Mei Chao Bing’s shoulder. “Well, that’s taken care of. I’ll go and cultivate a bit. I guess we’ll be here for another day or two at least before the Elders decide on what to do. We should use the opportunity to do something for ourselves.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded. “Yes, thank you for your help, senior martial brother Shen.”
Shen Lei just smiled and patted his shoulder again before he gave the two of them a wave and then left the courtyard. Going back to his own room, he slumped down on a chair and stared out of the window, looking at the bright patch of the sky outside.
Ah, he really wished that he could also have his lover here. Unfortunately, he knew that that wasn’t an option. For the time being though, there were probably other things to consider.
Thinking of those two outside in the courtyard, he still couldn’t help but be a little curious. Mei Chao Bing was clearly of a higher level than he let on. It wasn’t strange to hide something like this in his situation. But he did wonder if the little one actually knew about that. Probably … not?
In any case, he didn’t feel like Yun Bei Fen was that trustworthy with this information or anything really. As much as he loved the little guy as Luo Lin’s little junior and also as a fellow disciple, he did have to say that he was rather lacking when it came to his cultivation and his experience.
It was probably hard if not impossible for Mei Chao Bing to rely on Yun Bei Fen just like the little bunny could rely on Mei Chao Bing. That relationship of theirs … well, it wasn’t on the same level in both directions. But Mei Chao Bing didn’t seem to mind.
Most likely, after everything that had happened, he was just happy that there was somebody at his side that supported him unwaveringly. Maybe Yun Bei Fen wasn’t able to do much but Mei Chao Bing didn’t need much either. In his situation, not much was necessary. Just that there was somebody who would believe in him was enough.
It wasn’t strange to think like that. But that also made him wonder how things would be in the future. Yun Bei Fen probably wouldn’t change. From the day he had turned up in the sect, he had always been like this, steadfastly admiring the same person and pursuing him in his own way.
But what about Mei Chao Bing? Would he really be content with just this forever? If the situation in the sect got better — and Shen Lei didn’t have a single doubt that that would happen with some time — then what about these two? Could Mei Chao Bing really take it if Yun Bei Fen didn’t make any progress? And, well, even though there was some progress, it really wasn’t much.
Those two … were probably not even a decade apart in age but the difference between them as cultivators was like heaven and earth. Yun Bei Fen catching up was completely impossible.
Shen Lei sighed and rubbed his face, feeling like he should rather worry about his own relationship. Even though they had been together for so long, there had been no progress in making the two of them become closer. Why was he sitting here, worrying about somebody else’s future?
Well, the answer to that was probably precisely because this was Luo Lin’s little junior, so he didn’t want him to get hurt. He couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if. Even though maybe he didn’t need to worry about that. At least for the moment, Mei Chao Bing seemed to be serious about this.
And who knew? After being able to learn the basics, maybe Yun Bei Fen would actually surprise them all by getting faster when he got to a more advanced level. It wasn’t completely impossible. At the very least, that was how he felt after considering what Mei Chao Bing had told him about this little one’s progress.