It didn’t take long for blue butterfly and the other two guardians to arrive. Despite the fact that she had said that she was just eyeballing the place where she wanted to exit the dream and enter the real world again, the three guardians accurately landed in the courtyard where Mei Chao Bing, the black warrior, and the two Elders were waiting.
Blue butterfly looked from one side to the other and nodded to herself as if not having expected that she would get it right on the first try. It really made one wonder if she was underestimating her abilities or if the black warrior was overestimating them.
Save for Mei Chao Bing, the other people didn’t pay any attention to her behavior. There were more important matters in their mind.
The first to speak up was the red priest. He had looked around as soon as he arrived before turning to the two Elders. “The disciple who showed that ability …?”
Elder Baili again motioned to the door. “He’s still inside. We didn’t ask him to come out yet because we wanted to wait for the guardians to arrive. Should I go and get him?”
The red priest nodded, unable to wait any longer. This matter, he really was curious about it. Originally, Tong Chen had contacted him to tell him about his vision of what was to come. With Mei Chao Bing in the middle of everything, he had figured that the vial of blood he had given to Sect Master Mou would be used on him. Maybe at an important time, it could save his life and allow the four righteous sects to be saved as well.
Who would’ve thought that just a little later, a completely different disciple would be saved instead? Not only that, but yet another surprise had been waiting for him which had nothing to do with Mei Chao Bing at all. It was a strange thing.
Seeing as the guardian really wanted to see Luo Lin immediately, Elder Baili didn’t wait any longer and went over to the door to knock.
The person who opened was Shen Lei. He had woken up as soon as Mei Chao Bing and the black warrior came back but hadn’t gone out to see what was going on because he figured that somebody would come and tell them if their presence was required or wanted. Instead, he had stayed awake, hugging Luo Lin to his chest and gently brushing through his soft hair.
Even though he was completely healed, he had to admit that his state of mind was out of the ordinary. He almost died. That was something that even if you were safe, you couldn’t just forget about it. Not to mention after that, his own lover had suffered so much. There were a lot of things going through his mind these days.
Seeing Elder Baili and then also Elder Xing and four strangers in the courtyard, he raised his brows. “Elder, what’s the matter?”
Baili Chao motioned into the room. “Is Xiao Lin awake?”
Shen Lei looked behind him and shook his head. “Not yet.” His lover was able to sleep through anything. Well, other than the person next to him moving. Luo Lin had always been especially sensitive to that.
Shen Lei had found out early on and it had made him wonder more than once just why Luo Lin was this way. Thinking about it further, the constant change in partners before him had surely contributed to that. He felt like if a person stole out of bed while he was asleep, he wouldn’t see them again.
Naturally, that wasn’t a fear he needed to have with Shen Lei but old habits died hard. But then, after so many years together, Shen Lei had already perfected his technique so as to not disturb Luo Lin’s sleep. If something came up, he was able to slip out and into bed without Luo Lin stirring even a single time. Tonight, he hadn’t woken up either. “Should I go and get him?”
Elder Baili nodded and thought for a moment before going to knock on the door of his first disciple’s room as well. The guardians might have only asked to see Luo Lin but for a matter that concerned one of his disciples, he felt that it would only be right for the others to be there as well.
After inviting those two out, he looked over to the third door, hesitating. When thinking that the others should be involved, that naturally included his first disciple. Thinking about his last disciple though, he couldn’t help but wonder if it was such a good idea.
Yun Bei Fen … well, maybe it would be better if he let him sleep longer. He wouldn’t be able to help and he didn’t want to have to worry about him all the time.
Mei Chao Bing watched the Elder’s strange expression and then turned to blue butterfly who was only standing a couple of steps away from him. “Senior, would it be alright to ask Fen’er to come out as well?”
She looked at him and then immediately nodded with fervor. Anyway, there was something odd about all the people involved in this matter. It was better if everyone could take a look at each of them. Who knew what they would miss otherwise?
Since Mei Chao Bing had already asked, Elder Baili didn’t hesitate any longer and went to knock on the door. Unfortunately, while his first and his third disciple came out in a minute or two, there was no response from the last one.
Mei Chao Bing rubbed the back of his nose and then walked over, quietly opening the door and stepping inside.
Yun Bei Fen was still quietly lying in bed, clearly having a nice dream even though he had been kicked out of the original one by blue butterfly. Da Hei and Xiao Hui were curled up together next to the bed, the former giving him a lazy look before going back to sleep as well.
Mei Chao Bing just glanced at him and then gently shook Yun Bei Fen’s shoulder. “Fen’er, I’m back. Do you want to get up?”
Hearing the voice actually managed to make Yun Bei Fen stir in his sleep. He stretched out his hands toward the voice and managed to grab Mei Chao Bing’s fingers when the other person reached out as well.
Mei Chao Bing smiled happily and tugged at his hand. “Senior blue butterfly also came over and she brought the other guardians. They’re going to take a look at your third senior martial brother. Do you want to come and have a look as well?”
Originally, Yun Bei Fen hadn’t registered what was going on but with Mei Chao Bing continuing to talk to him, he finally woke up. He tiredly rubbed his eyes and then blinked, finally realizing that Mei Chao Bing was actually in front of him. He blinked his eyes again and then directly jumped out of bed, almost falling down if not for the person catching him.
“Mei Chao Bing! You’re back!”
Mei Chao Bing laughed and hugged him tightly. “Yes, I’m back.” He didn’t know for how long but at the very least for the time being, they could be together again.