Yun Bei Fen didn’t notice at all. He was completely absorbed in watching … the landscape. Certainly, he was watching the landscape. He might have peeked at his senior martial brother Mei a few times but he certainly hadn’t been observing him the whole time.
“Do you like it?” Mei Chao Bing smiled gently and caressed Yun Bei Fen’s cheek.
His little bunny nodded eagerly in response.
Of course, he liked it! He should definitely go and apologize to his Master later on for cursing him earlier. Now he finally understood. His Master hadn’t heartlessly thrown him away. He had actually done him a favor! Now, he could spend the whole day with his senior martial brother Mei! Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but smirk. Mn, his little bunny was surprisingly vicious in his verbal attacks. Not that he believed Yun Bei Fen had planned this. Most likely, he had just meant what he said: That he knew a lot about cultivation since he had been cultivating for so long. Ah, it really was a nice change to be treated like a normal person.
Mei Chao Bing embraced Yun Bei Fen with both arms and didn’t bother to look at Yang Wu Huang any longer. “That’s right. Junior martial brother Yang is such a talent, reaching the core formation stage this early. We wouldn’t want to take up any of his precious time. No, it’s much better if an old man like me tries to pass on his knowledge to you. My time isn’t as precious as junior martial brother Yang’s.”
Yun Bei Fen had grown up pampered by his Master and his senior martial brothers alike so the hidden meaning behind Mei Chao Bing’s words was completely lost on him. He only heard that Mei Chao Bing thought of himself as old and felt a deep sense of disagreement. He tugged at Mei Chao Bing’s robes and earnestly shook his head. “No, no. Senior martial brother Mei, you aren’t old at all! You’re still really young. Simply a man at his best age!”
Mei Chao Bing smiled. “Oh? A man in his best age?”
“Mn!” Yun Bei Fen nodded eagerly. He definitely couldn’t let his senior martial brother think that he found him to be old looking. No, he had to make sure that he would believe him! “Yes, the very best age. You know, when you’re looking young and handsome and vigorous.”
Yun Bei Fen nodded again and innocently blinked his eyes. Yes, didn’t senior martial brother Mei look very vigorous? Well, he was already in the core formation stage so it was to be expected anyway.
Mei Chao Bing’s brows shot up. Just what was his little bunny thinking off? Or maybe he should rather wonder what his senior martial brothers had taught him since he arrived in the sect back then. He wanted to speak up already when he caught a glimpse of Yang Wu Huang from the corner of his eye. Mn, right, there was still that person. If he wanted to talk with Yun Bei Fen, it would be best to get rid of him first. After all, he wouldn’t want this person to overhear everything that was said.
Actually, he didn’t even want him to spend time with Yun Bei Fen. Maybe this was selfish or maybe it proved that his character indeed wasn’t good but he felt like Yang Wu Huang wouldn’t do the little bunny any good.
Mei Chao Bing smiled at Yun Bei Fen and motioned to the front. “Well, then, junior martial brother Yun, how about this young man shows you some of his might then?”
“Ah?” Yun Bei Fen foolishly looked at his idol. Could it be Mei Chao Bing didn’t believe in his sincerity and thus doubted whether he really thought about him like that? That wasn’t good!
He grabbed the fabric of Mei Chao Bing’s robe tighter and looked into his eyes with all the determination he could muster. It wasn’t much so he hurriedly looked downward and instead stared at Mei Chao Bing’s nose. Mn, it was actually a very nice nose. Very straight, very heroic. As expected of his idol.
Yun Bei Fen gulped. Could he really say it?
Mei Chao Bing saw that the little bunny wanted to say something but seemed not to dare. He leaned down until he came face to face with him. Yun Bei Fen’s gaze involuntarily slid upward again and met with Mei Chao Bing’s dark eyes. His cheeks flushed red.
His senior martial brother’s eyes were also very … nice.
Mei Chao Bing smiled. His little bunny really was too timid. It was time they spend some time together so he would get over this. “You wanted to say something?” He tried to sound as gentle as possible and it seemed to work because Yun Bei Fen’s eyes seemed to light up with stars.
“I admire you very much, senior martial brother Mei.”
Mei Chao Bing smiled even brighter. “So? Hearing that makes me really happy. Thank you very much, junior martial brother Yun.” To make sure his little bunny understood his gratitude, he leaned down and kissed his cheek.
While the little bunny turned even redder, he motioned to the front again. “In that case, let me demonstrate a bit for you. I definitely can’t disappoint my junior martial brother if he looks up to me this much. Let me go at my fastest speed so you can see what using a flying sword can be like.”
With a grin, he sped up, leaving the troublesome person behind and getting closer to some alone-time with his little bunny.
Naturally, Yang Wu Huang wouldn’t make it so easy for him. He gritted his teeth and also sped up and soon seemed to catch up to Mei Chao Bing and Yun Bei Fen. He grinned triumphantly at his old rival.
So you thought you could leave me behind that easily and make off with the beauty? Don’t even think about it! We’re both in the core formation stage now. I can easily keep up with you!
Mei Chao Bing watched him with a lazy smile. This guy … He thought so highly of himself. He really wondered what Yang Wu Huang would think if he found out that he had already formed his nascent soul. Well, he couldn’t let that happen. It would ruin Sect Master Zhang’s plans and also endanger Yun Bei Fen. He definitely couldn’t let that happen. He could still use the impression that he had been in the core formation stage longer than Yang Wu Huang to his advantage though.
“Not bad, junior martial brother Yang. It seems you’ve managed to consolidate your realm already. Congratulations on that.”
Yang Wu Huang smiled. “Naturally. You see I should take some time to teach junior martial brother Yun. It would benefit him greatly.”
Mei Chao Bing just smiled. Then, he stopped caring about Yang Wu Huang and accelerated further. Reaching the core formation stage? Consolidating his realm? Even if he hadn’t reached the nascent soul stage yet, he’d still be faster than Yang Wu Huang. After all, he had been in this stage for far longer. He had accumulated more spiritual power and learned to use it more proficiently. This gap wasn’t something that Yang Wu Huang could bridge that easily.
Thus Mei Chao Bing took off with Yun Bei Fen, after all, slowly lengthening the distance between them and Yang Wu Huang until the troublesome person disappeared in the distance. Finally, they were all alone.
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Yun Bei Fen held onto his savior’s shoulders for dear life, his eyes wide open. He hadn’t yet realized that the person he was hanging onto was his beloved senior martial brother Mei. At the moment, he only felt that the sword below his feet was missing and heard his robe flapping in the wind. The gusts also blew his hair into his face.
What had his Master done? Could it be that he didn’t want him anymore?! He had actually thrown him away just like that! And in the air at that! If nobody had caught him, he might have fallen down and died a terrible death! Continue reading
“Mn? What was that? I’m afraid I didn’t catch that, junior martial brother Yun.” Mei Chao Bing smiled happily and moved a little closer. Ah, it was a pity that Elder Baili was there too or he could have flown even closer to him.
Yun Bei Fen nervously tugged at his Master’s robe. What should he do? Senior martial brother Mei was looking at him!
Seeing his disciple in such an unsightly state, Baili Chao nudged him in the side. “What are you doing? Did it throw you for a loop? Your senior martial brother is talking to you!”
Yun Bei Fen flushed even more but he didn’t forget to give his Master a reproachful look. How could he scold him in front of senior martial brother Mei? Wouldn’t he think he was an idiot now? Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing didn’t waste even a single thought on the Sect Master’s feelings. No, his thoughts had already flown out to where Yun Bei Fen was. They would finally meet again. And it would be a real meeting, not the kind like before where they were in the same room and saw each other but still couldn’t say even one word to the other. No, this time, it would be different.
He stepped onto his sword and soared into the sky, speeding away from the Teng Yong Sect as fast as he could so his body could catch up to his thoughts. If he hurried, he might be able to meet Yun Bei Fen and his Master on the way. Then they could spend their time together until they reached the border region.
As someone who had reached the Nascent Soul Stage, Mei Chao Bing wasn’t slow and with nobody around, he didn’t have to hold back. He flew as fast as he could and finally, two figures emerged on the horizon. Continue reading
While Yang Wu Huang and Baili Chao haggled over Yun Bei Fen, Mei Chao Bing was called in to see Sect Master Zhang.
“Mei Chao Bing.” Zhang Guan Yu smiled with a hint of embarrassment. “Please sit down. I’d like to talk to you about the upcoming mission.”
Mei Chao Bing nodded and took a seat opposite the Sect Master, looking at the man silently.
Zhang Guan Yu cleared his throat. “Well, you probably figured out that I’d like you to go on this mission as well since I called you over for the announcement. I know this might seem a bit … derogating for you considering you’ve already reached the Nascent Soul Stage.” Continue reading
Both flying swords took a short dive at those words. Come again? Nobody knew for sure if he would be in a group with Mei Chao Bing. And even if … Who said Mei Chao Bing would win against everyone? Originally, he might have been a talent that formed his core early on but after his Master’s betrayal and without access to the sect’s resources his cultivation had stagnated, giving the other disciples the time to finally catch up to him.
Yang Wu Huang was sure that he wouldn’t lose to him in a fight. Not now and definitely not in the future. After all, he still had the backing of his Master and the sect while Mei Chao Bing … Well, he had gotten what the disciple of a traitor deserved. There was no way for him to ever recover from this setback. And if he did find a way … then Yang Wu Huang didn’t mind barring it for him. Continue reading
Baili Chao left the Sect Master’s study in a complicated mood. His disciple, the savior of the Teng Yong Sect? Heavens! And he had still joked about his name having to do with the Black Warrior back when he took him in. Was fate playing a joke on him?
When he reached the hall he found Yun Bei Fen leaning against the wall with a dreamy expression, his gaze still trained on the white-clad man a couple of meters away. With the clearing around Mei Chao Bing, it was especially obvious. Thankfully, the disciples that were still there were discussing the mission and only peeked at the little beauty every now and then, none of them even thinking about at whom he might be peeking at.
Baili Chao shook his head and went over to fetch his disciple. Ah, if he told Yun Bei Fen that Sect Master Zhang wanted him to marry Mei Chao Bing to evade a disaster, he would be ecstatic. Well, ecstatic and probably indignant that the Sect Master would think Mei Chao Bing could become a problem. Mn, it was still better not to bring it up. Continue reading
Author’s Note: Apparently, I can’t count so I scheduled two chapters on Patreon instead of one. Since its online anyway … just have the second one here too 😉
Yun Bei Fen forced himself to calm down and listen to Sect Master Zhang when he got the confirmation of his Master. He had to make sure he understood everything clearly. He definitely couldn’t leave senior martial brother Mei with a bad impression!
The mission turned out to be quite simple to understand anyway. Basically, they would just travel to the border region and set up camp there. After that, it would be their responsibility to patrol the area daily and eliminate every heretic practitioner they happened upon. If they managed to extract information regarding the demonic sects’ plans from them, it would be even better. Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen looked at his Master for help who rolled his eyes in return.
This was what happened if you only ever paid attention to one person in the sect! You can’t even remember the head disciples of the other Elders. If this was the disciple of somebody else, I would look down on them!
Well, since this was his cute little disciple he naturally couldn’t stand back and watch him humiliate himself. He stepped forward to remind the brat in front of them that he was still there too. “Yang Wu Huang, how nice of you to come over and offer Fen’er some advice.”
“Ah, Elder Baili.” Yang Wu Huang hurriedly cupped his fists. “This one came over to greet you and your disciple. I heard that junior martial brother Yun was in closed-door cultivation for a long time. He has probably attained the next level. If there is anything I can help with, please let me know.” Continue reading