Even Yun Bei Fen would wake up when his hands were suddenly grabbed in his sleep. He pulled one back, rubbed his eyes, and then opened them wide when he saw the person in front of him. Jumping up, he hugged Mei Chao Bing’s waist, squealing happily. “Mei Chao Bing! You’re back!”
Mei Chao Bing gave the little bunny in his arms a complicated look but then hugged him back. Forget it, he was just weak against this person. Even though he knew that there was a chance that this was a trap, he couldn’t bring himself to push him away.
He closed his eyes and held him tightly but still listened for any strange sounds in their surroundings, just in case that this was a set-up after all and something might give it away. Nothing happened though.
After a moment, Yun Bei Fen pulled back and looked up at him, only to stop the next moment and look around curiously. “How did we get here?”
Mei Chao Bing also looked around before raising his brows at Yun Bei Fen. “Well, what’s the last thing you did?”
Yun Bei Fen thought for a moment and then, his expression lit up. “Ah, I was outside in the courtyard, practicing to fly on my sword. First senior martial brother was watching and giving me tips at the side. He said that if I continue to learn well, then he could also show me some sword arts.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded slowly, but then just looked at him, clearly expecting something more.
Yun Bei Fen pursed his lips, not quite sure what else he was supposed to say. He hadn’t really done much else. “Well, it was getting late so finally, first senior martial brother told me to go to bed. Actually, I didn’t want to go. I was hoping that you would come back soon so I wanted to stay up a little later. But since first senior martial brother said so, I finally still went back to the room to lie down.
“I was trying to keep awake though! I didn’t want to miss the moment when you come back and instead greet you so you wouldn’t feel alone. I don’t know how I fell asleep in the end though.” He lowered his head, looking a bit miffed at him, his lips faintly pursing.
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but raise a hand and ruffle his hair, his own lips curling up in a genuine smile. This sounded so much like Yun Bei Fen. Either this was indeed real or this illusion was spectacular. Naturally, he’d prefer if it was the former. Seeing his little bunny this happy … it was something he hoped to have every day.
Thinking of that, his gaze turned gentler and even his voice lowered a bit. “Well, things took a bit longer at the sect. I told the Sect Master everything but some other things came up.” Usually, he would’ve told him that he went to see his second senior martial brother but he was afraid of what might happen if this really was an illusion set up by the other side.
Really, he was indulgent with Yun Bei Fen. Telling him things … it was natural to him. Either way, they were on the same side, so it wouldn’t be a problem under normal circumstances. But if all of this was just a set-up and the information instead given to the other side, then that would be a problem.
Actually, come to think of it, maybe this was another reason why they were this well-informed. After all, his Master had already left the Teng Yong Sect long ago. And yet, they still seemed to be very well-informed about what was going on. So maybe this was thanks to the abilities they had gained. Yes, it was pretty likely.
He should probably warn the Elders about this when he got back, not that it would change too much. After all, how could you guard against things in a dream? Even if you knew, these illusions were so real because they were based on your subconscious that it wouldn’t be easy to keep anything back.
Yun Bei Fen didn’t notice that Mei Chao Bing was battling some worries and instead continued to look around, seeming more puzzled by the minute. “So, what are we doing here?”
Mei Chao Bing raised his brows, not sure how to answer that. “Well, what do you think we’re doing here?”
Yun Bei Fen looked back up at him, now even more confused. “I don’t know. Didn’t you bring me here? Why are you asking me?” Somehow, he suddenly felt that Mei Chao Bing was acting a bit strange. He looked at him, and then reached up, holding a hand against his forehead.
Mei Chao Bing raised his brows, not quite sure what was going on. “What are you doing?”
Yun Bei Fen retracted his hand and looked at Mei Chao Bing with a complicated expression. “When I was younger, second senior martial brother would do this when he felt that I was saying strange things. He said it was to check if I had a fever.”
Mei Chao Bing raised his brows even higher, wondering what to make of that. Actually, after spending half a day with Yan Hong Min, he wasn’t surprised that he would do something like this. In fact, this seemed to be rather normal compared to some of the other things that he might do.
Hearing Yun Bei Fen say this though, he suddenly felt sure that this wasn’t just an illusion. No, even though he knew Yun Bei Fen very well, there were a lot of things that he didn’t know about his life yet and this was something new. Something that was plausible enough but that he wouldn’t have been able to come up with on his own. So, this was his real little bunny.
Finally having his confirmation, Mei Chao Bing hugged him more tightly and then kissed his temple. “It’s not that I brought you here. This … this isn’t actually real. I’m not sure what exactly it is but it should be some kind of dream. I’m not sure who pulled us into it though. I guess we can only go and find out together.”
Yun Bei Fen wasn’t sure if he understood but he still nodded and then grabbed Mei Chao Bing’s hand, interlacing their fingers. “Then let’s go! Anyway, whether it’s a dream or not, it’s good that I finally got to see you again. How long will you still be staying in the sect?”
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but laugh and leaned down, gently pecking his lips. “I would tell you but I’ll only find out tomorrow after I wake up. But don’t worry, I’m sure it won’t be that long anymore.”
Yun Bei Fen nodded and the two of them turned in a direction at random, slowly walking down the faint path that could be seen on the ground.