Mei Chao Bing watched Yun Bei Fen for a while before he went back to scrutinizing the stone desert. They were still walking forward without a break, making it impossible to take a closer look at the ground. He didn’t dare to use his spiritual energy to sweep the sand away either. Even though he had already formed his Nascent Soul, he wasn’t invincible. If there was another layer to this spirit gathering array that was able to trap cultivators, then he might also fall into that. And if the one who set this place up was of a higher level …
He couldn’t risk it. There was still Yun Bei Fen around. He couldn’t do anything that might put him into danger. Continue reading
The three of them stepped into the stone desert and Mei Chao Bing’s expression instantly changed. Gongsun Chen had been right. This wasn’t just a normal desert that had been formed by nature. Maybe the stones themselves were but the rest of the desert probably wasn’t. They should be forming a spirit gathering array. That type of thing … It wasn’t necessarily evil but looking at the large scale of this desert, the way it was implemented definitely was.
Mei Chao Bing glanced at Yun Bei Fen to make sure that the array wasn’t affecting him before he looked at the stones around them, trying to find some further clues. Even from up close, nothing about the stones gave anything away though. Continue reading
The five people finally stopped at the border of a stone desert. The boulders had been turned into weirdly shaped forms by the elements and were all too suitable to let enemies hide behind them.
Yun Bei Fen looked up at Mei Chao Bing. Even though he had been told to listen to Gongsun Chen for now, he still couldn’t shake this habit of relying on his senior martial brother Mei.
Mei Chao Bing patted his head and then turned to Gongsun Chen himself. Continue reading
They walked the first stretch of the way and then switched to using their swords. Mei Chao Bing had his little bunny pick up his spiritual beast before he pulled him onto his sword. The others looked over making Yun Bei Fen raise his brows while Mei Chao Bing patted his head. “Fen’er isn’t used to using a flying sword yet.”
The other three looked at him and couldn’t help but wonder what was up with that. Wasn’t he already about twenty years of age? Why was he still unable to use a flying sword then? He was one of Elder Baili’s direct disciples so he should be a talent, shouldn’t he? How come something as simple as that still couldn’t be done by him?
Mei Chao Bing didn’t bother to answer their confused gazes and Yun Bei Fen wasn’t paying attention. He very happily leaned against his senior martial brother Mei while stroking Xiao Hui’s fur. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing looked at the three of them, trying to remember who they were. That Gongsun that the Elder had mentioned should be Gongsun Chen. Back when his own Master had still been part of the Teng Yong Sect, this guy had just recently joined the inner sect. He had been one of the many talents that joined that year and had managed to find himself a good Master. By now, he should have been able to secure a good position in the sect.
As for the other two … One of them was a girl that seemed even slightly younger than Yun Bei Fen and probably hadn’t even reached twenty years of age and the other was a young man that seemed to be his own age but that he couldn’t remember. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing patted his little bunny’s head and the two of them waited in silence for the other Elder accompanying them on this mission to arrive at the square.
Yun Bei Fen couldn’t help but listen in on the hushed conversations around them. Hearing people say things like ‘we really misjudged him’, ‘so they were actually engaged all along’ or ‘looking at them like this, they’re actually a really cute couple’ he felt really happy.
Finally, the others were willing to accept Mei Chao Bing! Well, it was about time. He really felt that they could have known before if they had just paid a bit more attention to him but he probably couldn’t expect everybody to be able to see just what a good person his senior martial brother was. Some people just weren’t that good at judging others. Continue reading
With the plan being smoothly implemented, Elder Baili went over to his disciple, patting his head and giving some last-minute advice for the mission. Afterward, he gave Mei Chao Bing a dark look without anybody else noticing and pursed his lips.
Hmph, just because he didn’t think that this guy was a traitor that didn’t mean that he wasn’t angry that he had stolen his disciple. Well, it was still good that Yun Bei Fen would have somebody with him who was able to protect him. Ah, he still had to make sure that this brat wouldn’t abandon his little disciple halfway through though. Wouldn’t Fen’er be heartbroken if he did? Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing’s gaze was burning. He actually hadn’t expected Elder Baili to do something like that. That wasn’t what they had agreed upon. Originally, the plan had only been for the Elder to be there when Yang Wu Huang confronted him so that his own words would have more weight and then for Baili Chao to make sure that the rumors about Yun Bei Fen would be dispelled so that nobody would think badly of him.
At most, he had expected the Elder to insinuate that Yang Wu Huang’s role in all of this was wasn’t as simple as he wanted people to believe. But even that was something he hadn’t brought up with him. After all, he had wanted to make the best possible impression on Baili Chao. Continue reading
While Yun Bei Fen and Mei Chao Bing were enjoying a sweet moment under the stunned gaze of the surrounding disciples, Elder Baili took the initiative to return. Since his little disciple had finally stopped crying, he might as well lend a hand to make sure nobody would forget what happened here.
He folded his hands behind his back and cleared his throat, drawing the attention of the couple and Yang Wu Huang, as well as all the bystanders, to him. “Well, I certainly wouldn’t have thought that such a misunderstanding had occurred. Well, it’s good that it has been resolved.” Continue reading
The other disciples stared at the scene in front of them. This … What was happening here? They couldn’t relate what they were seeing with the story they had heard at all.
They might still be able to explain away why Yun Bei Fen had been clinging to Mei Chao Bing previously but they couldn’t make up any reason why Mei Chao Bing should try to desperately make the boy stop crying if he had really forced himself on him. After all, the kind of scum that was able to do something like that wouldn’t care much about the other’s feelings. So if he did … Did this mean that everything before had really been nothing more but a vicious rumor? Continue reading