When Leng Jin Yu opened the door, he found the dragon king squatting right in front of it, holding a twig and drawing … something that looked like a surprisingly life-like person. He couldn’t help but tilt his head and look a while longer. This was probably the true appearance of the Son of Heaven? Otherwise, the dragon king certainly wouldn’t have spent that much effort on this.
Seeing his husband halt in the doorway Jinde couldn’t help but glance over his shoulder to find out what was going on. Ah, so it turned out it was that bear child again.
Jinde pondered and glanced at Leng Jin Yu who still looked at the drawing. Considering what he had said before he still had trouble coping with his identity from his past life. Accepting a lover already brought some problems with it and it should be even worse for this troublesome son. In that case … as a responsible husband, he should help Leng Jin Yu connect with his son. Continue reading
Jinde observed Leng Jin Yu’s expression and frowned. “Just what are you thinking about? You’re looking so … unhappy.”
Leng Jin Yu sighed. “I guess I can’t hide anything from you.” He got up and walked over to the window, sighing. “It’s just … I feel inadequate. I didn’t notice before while we were staying here without any worries, just spending our days leisurely, maybe being interrupted by my Master every now and then and some tasks cropping up in the sect that I needed to attend to. But today …” He sighed again and turned back to look at Jinde. “If it concerns the gods, I know a little. If it concerns the dragons, then I know almost nothing. If it’s about a matter like this, involving so many people and all the different races, then I’m helpless. There is nothing I can do for you while …” He stopped. Bringing up Xin Lan certainly wasn’t the way to go. This person meant a lot to Jinde and he didn’t want to get between them. Being jealous wasn’t what he should do.
Jinde smiled. “I’m not feeling much different.”
“Mn?” Continue reading
Qiu Ling gritted his teeth. Unfortunately, Xin Lan was right. He couldn’t deny that. “Then do you have a better plan?”
Xin Lan snorted. “As long as you don’t know anything about that fallen god, it’s futile to try to find something out in the Nine Heavens. And searching for him in the demon realm is just as impossible. He’s a fallen god. If he doesn’t want to be found, he won’t be found. Or do you think you’re better than Tian himself?”
Qiu Ling pursed his lips. He had never met this Tian so how would he know which one of them was better? Anyway, this guy still hadn’t answered his question! “So what is your plan?”
“I don’t have one. There is nothing you can do besides hoping that that fallen god will show mercy.”
Qiu Ling looked at the projection and his lips slowly curved up in a smile. Thankfully, he had thought of a countermeasure before in case this guy was uncooperative. “Are you sure you can’t come up with a plan?” Continue reading
Qiu Ling pursed his lips and indeed turned away. These guys! How could they do this to him? They pretended to be his family but they actually dared to show him their affection while his beloved had been separated from him and needed to fear for his life in the hands of some despicable fallen god! They were so cruel! Hmph. He’d just ignore them. Contacting Xin Lan to get his beloved back was much, much more important. Thus he imbued his spiritual energy into the pendant and waited.
Naturally, he didn’t need to wait long. The pendant had only lit up and managed to pulse once when Xin Lan’s face was projected above it. “Ma—” He frowned. “Why do you have His Majesty’s pendant?”
“He lent it to me.” Qiu Ling lifted the pendant a little, letting Xin Lan see the scene behind him. By now, Jinde had managed to climb onto his husband’s lap and had burrowed his fingers into his black hair, smiling happily while they kissed. Continue reading
Jinde wasn’t happy with his stepson’s behavior either. “Qiu Ling! What are you doing here? Don’t tell me you ran over from the dragon realm this fast! Could it be you just wanted to lure my husband away from here and were lying in ambush?!”
Qiu Ling stopped clamoring. Shit! He had completely forgotten that the old geezer was also here! He hurriedly looked around and finally pushed Fu Min away. “You go and make sure that no spy comes close!” Then he pushed the door open and hurried in, slamming it shut behind him.
“Old geezer, I’m sorry! I forgot about you!”
Jinde’s brows twitched and he hurled the comb Leng Jin Yu had just used to do his hair at Qiu Ling. “Stop calling me old already! I’m your stepfather!” Continue reading
At the same time, Fu Min left the dragon realm in a daze. He couldn’t help but wonder about the message that ‘An Bai’ had left him. Never mind that that had obviously been His Majesty’s handwriting too, why had he needed to travel to the Nine Heavens and then the dragon realm for this kind of simple instruction? In fact, his king only wanted him to go to the Yun Zou Sect and tell the person from the gods that he should go and see him.
Uhm … Excuse him? His Majesty could have gone there by himself and just talked to him directly. Even if he felt that this was beneath his dignity as the king of the dragon race — which he certainly didn’t, considering his usual behavior — he could have just contacted one of them with the transmission stone and told him to go over there instead of leaving messages like that. Continue reading
Back in the demon realm, Jin Ling stared intently at the mirror in his hands, waiting for Qiguan Cheng Da to speak even though he could hardly concentrate. Jinde! This guy might have seen his Jinde! If it was true … If it was true, then they could finally reunite!
He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. He had to concentrate. He couldn’t miss even the smallest detail. This concerned Jinde, after all. Everything he could find out about him was valuable. He had to know all about his situation to leave a good first impression on him when they finally reunited. The mistakes of the past … he had to make Jinde forget about them.
Jin Ling opened his eyes and smiled. “So? What about that person?”
“The person I saw had indeed golden hair. He came to the Yun Zou Sect several years ago and has stayed there most of the time since then.”
Jin Ling’s breath caught in his throat. “Is he there right now?” Continue reading
Fu Min hurried as fast as he could. Even though Xiang Yong had said that he hadn’t seen any demons, he didn’t want to take any chances. He was married now! He couldn’t be careless and make Fu Heng and widower. Ah, no, Fu Heng had bound his soul to him so he would die with him. He definitely couldn’t take any chances.
In the end, Fu Min made it to Jing He’s palace without encountering a single demon. He hadn’t even seen a single trace of a demon. Hm, very strange. Could it be they were all lying in wait around the palace? He looked around but still couldn’t detect anyone. With a strange feeling in his heart, he entered and found himself faces with Qiang Wei, Yi Zan, and Xiang Yong.
Fu Min stopped. Uh, it seemed those three didn’t know about Fu Heng and him yet? Would they find it strange when they found out? Ah, but even if they wouldn’t know if he didn’t tell them, right? Right? He wasn’t acting weird, was he? He definitely didn’t want them to find out while Fu Heng wasn’t around! At least then, he could still hide behind his husband. Continue reading
Qiu Ling furrowed his brows. It was all that An Bai’s fault! Just why was he coveting his beloved? Couldn’t he go find somebody else? Hmph. But this wouldn’t stump him! He would find a way to solve this problem too!
“Just call somebody else over!”
“That …” Qiu Ling blanked. Yi Zan was already there, Qiang Wei was supposed to get the note from An Bai who wasn’t there. That only left Fu Heng and Fu Min but those two were needed for the last part of his plan. Ah, so difficult! Maybe he could do without either Fu Min or Fu Heng? Or … Qiu Ling straightened up. “You call Fu Min over!”
“To … guard His Highness?” Xiang Yong couldn’t help but want to make sure. His king was just too strange today. Continue reading
While Xiang Yong went to deliver the message, Qiu Ling unhurriedly walked back to his own chambers and jumped back onto the beam. Mn, now as for the second part of his plan …
He picked up the brush and smeared down another few lines of text. Mn, very good! Now, he only had to deliver this and wait for the results.
He threw the message into his spatial ring, picked up the ink and brush and jumped down, discarding both of them on a table before running out again. This time, he rushed into An Bai’s study. Facing the table … he blinked. Where was An Bai? Wasn’t he normally here?
He looked around but couldn’t find him anywhere. Qiu Ling pondered and his expression fell. Oh no! He had completely forgotten that An Bai was still imprisoned in the demon realm! Continue reading