Despite Elder Baili’s fierce attitude when talking, Mei Chao Bing was able to talk quite harmoniously with him when discussing his plan. The Elder listened quietly and nodded his head every now and then, finally agreeing to let matters proceed this way.
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but wonder if it could really be this easy. Didn’t the Elder have anything to add? He waited but nothing happened. Apparently, the Elder was indeed alright with this.
Mei Chao Bing heaved a sigh of relief. Even though he had expected more trouble in convincing the Elder, he was also happy that it hadn’t come to that. Right now, they had to act swiftly. Otherwise, if the rumors spread even further, then things would get troublesome. After all, as soon as everybody had heard the original rumor, them giving another account of the story would just seem like trying to cover things up. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing got up early and took a look at his little bunny that was still sleeping soundly in his arms. Good. Whatever was going on outside, it didn’t disturb him at all. If they could, he’d like to stay inside for a while longer to make sure Yun Bei Fen wouldn’t have to find out about those rumors.
Unfortunately, they would have to head out for the mission today now that they had arrived in the border region. He could explain to people why they needed longer to get here but he wouldn’t be able to stall for any more time. So Yun Bei Fen would find out soon that something was off. He should start sorting out those rumors immediately. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing stopped in his tracks and turned back. Elder Baili’s youngest disciple? Wasn’t that Yun Bei Fen? So were they talking about him? It should be. Don’t tell him Yang Wu Huang had actually made Yun Bei Fen part of these rumors too? He wouldn’t have expected that! He knew that guy wasn’t a good person but he had thought he would only try to get back at him for whatever grudge he was holding. Who would have thought he’d actually try and harm Yun Bei Fen?
Mei Chao Bing clenched his fists. If Yang Wu Huang had really dared to do that, then he’d need to deal with this after all. They could slander him all they wanted but he wouldn’t accept for Yun Bei Fen to bear the same treatment! His little bunny didn’t deserve that. He deserved to be treated with care. He shouldn’t have to see the ugly side of this world. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing called Da Hei and Xiao Hui back and the four of them returned to their room. Soon enough it had turned dark and Yun Bei Fen started yawning. Mei Chao Bing brushed through his hair and motioned over to the bed. “If you’re tired, then how about going to sleep now? Since we’ll have to start with the mission tomorrow, we should make sure that we’re wide-awake, shouldn’t we?”
Yun Bei Fen nodded eagerly and latched onto his senior martial brother. “Let’s go then!”
Mei Chao Bing laughed and the two of them took off their outer robes, slipping into bed. Mei Chao Bing hugged this little bunny and gently stroked his shoulder, waiting until Yun Bei Fen’s breathing evened out. When Yun Bei Fen seemed to sleep soundly, he sat up and leaned over him, peering into his face to make sure he was asleep before he slipped out from under the blanket. He glanced at the two spiritual beasts that had curled up next to the bed and were now looking at him curiously. Mei Chao Bing looked back at Yun Bei Fen and smiled. He picked up Xiao Hui, patted its head and finally stuff it into Yun Bei Fen’s arms. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing didn’t even need to ask. Yun Bei Fen had already promised that he would tell the story so he would tell him the whole story. He just was that type of obedient child.
“I’ve only ever heard my father talking about it so I don’t really know how accurate it is but apparently, my mother was really fierce. At first, when he went up to confess to her that he liked her, she snapped at him and scolded him that he was a scoundrel and that she wanted nothing to do with him.
“Naturally, my father was devastated. He loved her so much. So he felt very bad after she did that. But since he loved her, he didn’t give up either. He said he tried to become a better person for her and then every once in a while, he’d go and tell her again that he loved her. Unfortunately, my mother still wasn’t satisfied for a long time. So … He was rejected again and again.” Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen grabbed Mei Chao Bing’s sleeve and evaded his gaze. “Alright, I’ll tell you. But you have to promise that you won’t laugh.”
Mei Chao Bing raised his brows. “Why should I laugh?” He really couldn’t imagine any reason that would have made Yun Bei Fen fall in love with him that would make him laugh. Wouldn’t he be laughing at himself if he did? After all, the person this was about was him.
Since his senior martial brother had promised, Yun Bei Fen didn’t mind too much anymore. He was sure that Mei Chao Bing would never break any promise that he had given him. He wasn’t that kind of a person. No, Mei Chao Bing was a man of his word! Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen and Mei Chao Bing didn’t need long to circle the house once. Soon enough, they stood in front of their room again and Yun Bei Fen turned to look at Mei Chao Bing, waiting for him to decide if it was already time to go and see his Master.
Mei Chao Bing put his arm around Yun Bei Fen’s waist and leaned in, giving him a kiss on the forehead. “Let’s go see your Master then. I can only hope we’ll be together for the mission. If you’re not with me …”
Yun Bei Fen grabbed onto his senior martial brother’s robe, almost squishing the spiritual beast between them. “You don’t have to worry about that, Mei Chao Bing! Master already promised me that we would be in one group before we set off.” Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing finished planning how Yun Bei Fen’s sword should be forged and put away the scroll. There was no use pondering about this any longer. Thanks to the high-profile manner in which they had appeared today, they would be under constant surveillance from the other disciples for the next few days. Most likely, the other Elder that had come to the border region would also have to say a few things about how they had been delayed for so long. There was no way for him to just leave this town without having to answer a few questions.
When Mei Chao Bing thought of that, he couldn’t help but furrowed his brows. Actually, even if he waited a while, it was very likely that things wouldn’t be so easy. One of the people on the other side might be his Master. Everyone would be skeptical about him. Even if Elder Baili trusted him, the other Elder might not do so and might have some disciples observe his movements. And even if not … Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen perked up. Right! Senior martial brother Mei had promised to make a sword for him. He had completely forgotten about that after everything that had happened with Xiao Hui and Da Hei. He grabbed onto his sleeve with sparkling eyes. “You really want to make my sword now?”
Mei Chao Bing chuckled and pulled him onto his lap. “Well, I can’t forge it right here but we will have to plan it first anyway.”
Even though his first senior martial brother cared about swords a lot, Yun Bei Fen didn’t know about them too much. At the very least, he didn’t really know how a sword was being made. “So what exactly do we need to plan? Is it something I can help with?”
“Well, is there something that’s important to you? I mean what kind of sword would you like?” Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen clung to Mei Chao Bing’s arm and the two of them went to find rooms. The courtyard that Baili Chao had occupied wasn’t big. There were five rooms in total, more than enough for them but not too much if one considered that Baili Chao was an Elder of a prominent sect. Well, the city wasn’t big easier so this was probably the best they could give. Furthermore, the other Elder should have more disciples accompanying him so it was likely that he would have gotten a bigger courtyard.
Mei Chao Bing chose two rooms that were close to each other so that his little bunny would be able to run over whenever he wanted. When he motioned to the other room, Yun Bei Fen’s expression sank though. Mei Chao Bing raised his brows. “What? You don’t like that one? You haven’t even had a look.”
Yun Bei Fen tugged at his sleeve. “Can’t we share a room?” Continue reading