When Wu Ya opened the door and found Hua Lin Yu there, he immediately flashed him a smile and waved for him to come inside. “Your family is really nice!”
Hua Lin Yu smiled as well and went to sit down at the table, nodding his head. “They are. You haven’t been able to meet anyone else yet but I’m sure you’ll also love the rest of my family. They’re not that different from my big brother.”
Wu Ya nodded, actually looking forward to it. Although … “I’m not quite sure if there’ll be the time. Your brother suggested that I go to that sect you were at before. That way, I can find some more people to travel with. I think it’s a good idea so I’ll go there as soon as he writes me some letter.”
Hua Lin Yu blinked his eyes, surprised at that sudden change. “My brother suggested that?” Thinking of his Master, he couldn’t help but feel that he hadn’t seen her in a long time. In fact, they had stopped by the Jian Yi Sect just before they went to the spiritual beasts’ territory but it still felt like it had been forever.
Maybe it was just because right now, he felt lost so he was looking for any kind of support he could get. And while his brother had definitely helped him see the errors in his way, he still couldn’t help but want to be a little more reassured. Maybe his Master would be able to do that better.
Wu Ya saw that something seemed to be wrong with his expression and leaned over, raising his brows. “What’s the matter? You don’t think I should go to the sect?”
Hua Lin Yu hurriedly shook his head. “No, I think it’s a lovely idea. My Master is really nice, as are my senior martial brothers and sisters. I’m sure they’ll be able to help you out a lot. I just thought that it sounds unnecessarily complicated to write you a letter and have you bring it over.” He hesitated for a moment and then smiled even more brightly at Wu Ya. “How about I’ll bring you there?”
Wu Ya blinked his eyes, clearly taken aback. “But don’t you need to wait here for your fiance?” After all, they had told the king to tell Xin Lan that they would be here. If he left, that wouldn’t be a problem. In any case, Xin Lan didn’t want to see him. But if Xin Lan’s fiance left with him and then Xin Lan came here in the meantime, that would cause trouble. The dragon might raise hell on this nice family. He really didn’t want to see that happen.
Hua Lin Yu shook his head though. “Don’t worry about it! In any case, it’s not that far. And if Xin Lan was really in the immortal realms, then it will probably be at least a few weeks until he gets here. So I can bring you there, explain the matter to my Master, and then I can rush back here before he even notices that I have left. I might even have the time to go back to the spiritual beasts’ territory on my own if I wanted to.”
Wu Ya pursed his lips, feeling that there was some merit to what Hua Lin Yu was saying there. “Well, you definitely shouldn’t travel around alone. If you travel there with me, I feel reassured but what about on the way back?”
Hua Lin Yu hurriedly shook his head again. “Don’t worry about it. In any case, it’s my own sect, right? If I tell my Master that I’m worried, she will send somebody with me to accompany me back. It won’t be a problem at all. Actually, just tell me when you want to leave and then we can go. It won’t be a problem at all.”
Wu Ya nodded when Hua Lin Yu reassured him again, feeling that it made sense indeed. Since it was his own sect and his own Master, they would naturally take care of him. Wasn’t that just like with Hua Lin Yu’s family? So he was really worrying without reason. Having made that clear, he didn’t have any doubts about the situation anymore. “Well, I’d like to leave as soon as possible but we should probably tell your brother beforehand.”
Hua Lin Yu pondered for a moment, wondering what to do. If he told Hua Lin Rong that he wanted to go, he definitely wouldn’t let him. In any case, while it was likely that what he was saying was true, Hua Lin Rong wouldn’t want to take any chances. He, on the other hand, felt that maybe it was better to take the chance.
In any case, he was still worried that Xin Lan would be angry. It would be good if he was at the Jian Yi Sect while Xin Lan came back. Then Hua Lin Rong could talk to him first and he definitely would have calmed down before he got to the sect. Yes, maybe this would actually be better.
Thinking things through in this way, he gave a faint smile. “Don’t worry about my brother. I will handle that. Mn, as for leaving … how about going right tomorrow morning? The sooner we leave, the sooner we’ll be there. You’ve been looking forward to traveling around for so long, I’d feel bad if you had to wait any longer. Also, if we go to know, it’s more unlikely that I could miss Xin Lan. So, let’s just go before the sun goes up, then we’ll be at the Jian Yi Sect bright and early.”
Hearing Hua Lin Yu say that, Wu Ya was immediately up for it. “Good idea! Then we should better go to sleep early today so we’ll have lots of energy tomorrow. I’m so curious about that sect of yours.
“I’ve been to that Yun Zou Sect before when the matter with the demon-hunting sects happened back then but I didn’t really get to see any of the other sects. I wonder if it’s the same as that one or if it will be different.”
Hua Lin Yu smiled brightly. “Oh, it should definitely be different. You know, the Jian Yi Sect is higher ranked than the Yun Zou Sect. So in comparison, it’s a lot bigger and thus, there will be a ton of differences. I’m sure you’ll like it.”
Wu Ya nodded, his eyes glittering with anticipation.
Having organized this, Hua Lin Yu stayed around for a while more, telling him about his time at the sect before he finally left and went to sleep. Or, at least he tried to sleep. Inwardly, he was still really worried. He knew that he was running away from his problems but it seemed to be the only thing he could do.