Baili Chao looked at him in a daze. “You know, I never thought you’d speak in my favor considering I’m the one who kept you from Fen’er at the beginning.”
Mei Chao Bing simply continued to smile. “Elder Baili underestimates my ability to regard the whole picture. At that time, it really wasn’t suitable for me and Fen’er to get together. Don’t even mention the matter with my Master and my precarious standing in the sect, looking back now, I can see that Fen’er was also too young.”
He glanced at the door to the room and his smile turned softer. “I’m no fool. He has lived inside the boundaries of the sect for most of his life. Of those twenty-odd years, at least five were spent in closed-door cultivation where he didn’t make any experiences. That is no foundation for a healthy relationship.
“I call myself his fiance but I also know that it’ll be years before I can do anything with that status. We’re not like senior martial brother Shen and senior martial brother Luo.”
Elder Baili’s lips twitched. “It’s good you’re not.” Seriously, if he had another disciple like that, his hair might fall out from pulling at it too much.
“Speaking of which … these two were exploring whether senior martial brother Luo managed to successfully copy part of the ability of the black warrior and Fen’er. Has Elder Baili heard if there was any result?”
This time, Baili Chao crossed his arms in front of his chest. “Why don’t you go and knock to find out?” He definitely wouldn’t go and disturb these two. Who knew how exactly they were trying to work out the specifics of Luo Lin’s ability? He knew his third disciple. Even if he was working earnestly, that ‘work’ was still done very differently from any decent cultivator.
Mei Chao Bing wasn’t as familiar with Luo Lin but he had still heard some rumors in the sect when he was younger and he had also seen how affectionate the couple was with each other. Of course, it might not be good to disturb them. But then …
Mei Chao Bing sighed and finally walked over to the door after all. Even if it might be in bad taste to go and disturb them, he needed to know. He didn’t care too much if Luo Lin could successfully copy the black warrior’s ability but Yun Bei Fen’s ability was different.
They still hadn’t figured out what it was. In fact, they didn’t even have a direction. If Luo Lin was able to copy and use a part of it through some stroke of luck, it would be majorly beneficial to Yun Bei Fen. As his lover, how could he not give this a try?
It took a few moments after Mei Chao Bing knocked before the door was opened by Shen Lei who looked pretty refreshed but with a hint of reluctance in his eyes. Mei Chao Bing decided not to think about it too much. “Senior martial brother Zhi still isn’t back. Something might have gone wrong. Did the two of you have any luck with copying the abilities?”
Shen Lei’s expression turned solemn when he heard about Zhi Guan. That guy was his best friend so he naturally didn’t want him to suffer a loss. “No news on Zhi Guan at all?”
Mei Chao Bing shook his head. “No, I’m afraid not.”
Shen Lei furrowed his brows but then shook his head and cleared his throat. He couldn’t do anything even if he was worried. Instead of that, it was better to focus on where they could help. “Actually, we did make some progress.” He looked over his shoulder, his gaze immediately softening. “How about you come out and demonstrate?”
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t see into the room as Shen Lei was blocking the doorway. He wasn’t interested in getting a closer look either and instead used the opportunity to step back and wait next to Elder Baili instead. The look he got from Yun Bei Fen’s Master actually made him feel a bit exasperated. Was it really so difficult to knock on that door?
A moment later, Luo Lin already walked to the door with a beautiful smile on his lips.
Shen Lei watched him and then closed the door behind him before putting an arm around his waist and following him over.
Since this matter was about the abilities and Zhi Guan and Yang Wu Huang hadn’t appeared yet, blue butterfly pushed the black warrior and red priest out of her dreamscape and followed along as well.
Mei Chao Bing hesitated for a bit but then walked over to the door of the room where Yun Bei Fen was practicing and got him and the white jade to join in. Anyway, it was best to have all guardians take a look. Maybe this way, they could come up with a clearer idea of what Yun Bei Fen’s ability might be.
Since everyone was gathered, Elder Baili cleared his throat and looked at his third disciple with a grave expression. “Now? What did you figure out?”
Luo Lin’s smile brightened. “Oh, it seems I was really able to copy both little junior’s ability and that of the black warrior. At least I think I had some kind of vision earlier but it really wasn’t all that clear. The ability that should be from Fen’er is much more interesting. Watch this!”
He excitedly grabbed Shen Lei’s hand and then stretched out his other. The next moment, the spot next to him lit up and the silhouette of a man appeared that looked suspiciously similar to Shen Lei himself.
Before anyone could ask, Shen Lei raised his free hand and performed a physical attack, the silhouette on the other side following along. The same happened when he threw a spiritual attack the next moment.
The people that were standing around them slowly raised their brows while Luo Lin smiled brightly. This ability … it was really too convenient to have!