RMN C28 The Moon Wouldn’t Fall from the Sky

Yun Bei Fen blinked his eyes. Huh? Huh?! What was happening here?! This … This couldn’t be a love confession, could it?!
His gaze flitted from one side to the other. He didn’t dare to look Mei Chao Bing in the eye. Just how had this happened? They had barely seen each other in the last few years. No, actually, they had barely seen each other since the day they met. Regardless of how much he admired Mei Chao Bing, he had never dared to get too close, after all. This person, wasn’t he just like the moon in the night sky? It could dazzle anyone with its brilliance, making them raise their heads to look up at it. But regardless of how much you admired the moon, it wouldn’t suddenly jump down from the sky and tell you that it admired you just as much!
There had to be something wrong! Maybe … Maybe senior martial brother Mei had hit his head very hard when they fell down? Maybe he couldn’t remember who he was? Ah, but that couldn’t be. He had used his name so he had to know who he was. Then what was the matter?
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RMN C27 I Love You

After the initial shock, Mei Chao Bing hurriedly closed his eyes and let his junior martial brother take advantage of him. Hadn’t he wanted a little reward? Well, here it was! He was getting a sweet kiss! It would have been even better if it was one he could reciprocate but he wouldn’t be picky. At least the one kissing him was his little bunny.
It took a while until Yun Bei Fen realized what he was doing. He wanted to draw back but Mei Chao Bing’s arm was still lying across his waist. Just when he wanted to wriggle out, Mei Chao Bing’s eyelids fluttered and his eyes opened. Yun Bei Fen froze. Oh no! He would certainly get it now!
Mei Chao Bing made sure he looked a little unfocused at first before his gaze zeroed in on Yun Bei Fen. “Fen’er …” He took a deep breath and looked around. “What happened? Did we … Did we fall?”
Yun Bei Fen hurriedly nodded. Whenever his Master scolded him, he would also just confess to whatever sin his Master heaped onto his head even if he felt like he had done nothing wrong. That was the fastest way to get out of it!
Mei Chao Bing continued to look around before his gaze returned to Yun Bei Fen. Seeing his expression that was three parts guilty and seven parts hopeful, he almost laughed. Instead, he pretended to groan in pain and turned to the side. Naturally, it was to Yun Bei Fen’s side.
He sat up slowly and also helped his junior martial brother into a sitting position, conveniently leaving his hand on his hip. “Are you alright, junior martial brother Yun?”
Yun Bei Fen nodded again. Even if he was hurt, it wasn’t as important as the fact that Mei Chao Bing wasn’t angry at him. Ah, he had such great luck! Thankfully, his senior martial brother was such an understanding person!
Mei Chao Bing heaved a sigh of relief. This wasn’t completely pretended. He had done what he could to protect him while falling down but he had still been a little afraid that he might have overlooked something. He certainly wouldn’t have been able to forgive himself had anything happened to his little bunny!
Speaking of that … “Fen’er, I’m sorry. It’s all my fault. I overestimated my strength and didn’t take a break early enough.”
“Ah? No, it isn’t your fault at all!” Yun Bei Fen shook his head. “I am the one at fault! How could senior martial brother Mei blame himself?”
Mei Chao Bing gave a smile and reached over, cupping Yun Bei Fen’s cheek. “It’s very nice of you to want to take the blame to make me feel better but what I said is the truth. It’s all just because I am such a show-off.”
“Ah? How is senior martial brother Mei a show-off?” That was certainly the last thing he would regard him as!
Mei Chao Bing grimaced, making sure he looked like he was seriously blaming himself. “Fen’er, actually, I don’t want to say this. I had hoped that in your eyes I could be a responsible senior martial brother, someone who is worth looking up to, someone whom you can regard as a role model and whom you would think positively about.”
“I do! Senior martial brother Mei, I certainly do! You’re the person I admire the most in the whole Teng Yong Sect! No, not even that. The person I admire the most in the whole world!”
Mei Chao Bing smiled and brushed Yun Bei Fen’s cheek with his thumb. Mn, his little bunny had tortured him so much before. He should give a little of it back. “I’m very happy to hear that. But actually, I don’t deserve this high regard. Actually, I’m a very selfish person, not admirable at all.”
“No, not at all!”
Mei Chao Bing put his finger against Yun Bei Fen’s lips to hush him. “Junior martial brother Yun, about back then when we saw each other before you went into secluded cultivation … Was that kiss the reason you secluded yourself?”
“Ah?” Yun Bei Fen’s eyes widened and he was unable to react. How had his senior martial brother found out?! Oh no! What should he do now?
Mei Chao Bing sighed and nodded slowly, looking very much like he blamed himself. “I thought so. Well, it was to be expected. I surprised you and took advantage of you without caring for your feelings at all. You were so shocked you even ran away afterward.
“I came by several times wanting to apologize to you but you were still in seclusion. When I saw you at Sect Master Zhang’s announcement, I wanted to use the opportunity to apologize and then, I really was given the chance to do so. We saw each other out here and your Master even left you with me, giving me the time to say what needed to be said. I wanted to apologize. I really wanted and I guess I did, in a way.
“It’s just that … holding you in my arms, feeling your warmth against my body, smelling your sweet fragrance on the wind … I couldn’t hold back. I assaulted you once again and even at such an inopportune time so that you were almost hurt.
“I know, an apology isn’t enough anymore. I took advantage of you twice. I would like to promise that this won’t happen again, that I’ll somehow make it up to you but, actually, I can’t promise anything. Because as soon as I see you my mind goes blank. I can’t think of anything but how beautiful you are, how lovely your voice sounds and how sweet you smell. I want to wrap you in my arms, hug you and kiss you and do so many more things with you.
“Junior martial brother Yun, I know, I have no right to say this but … I’ve loved you for the longest time. Whenever I see you my heart will be beating loudly, drowning out everything else. I don’t think I’ll be able to love anyone else in this life as much as I love you.”

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RMN C26 Reward His Effort a Little

Mei Chao Bing barely managed to catch himself before they made contact with the treetops. He pulled Yun Bei Fen closer against his chest and turned in the air before he continued to fall. He did make the effort to slow their fall though and naturally, he used some of his spiritual energy to snap the biggest branches before they could collide with them. He couldn’t risk that anything would happen to Yun Bei Fen, after all.
Finally, they crashed into the ground. Mei Chao Bing made a show of groaning and rolling to the side, trapping his little junior in his arms and burying him by half. Then, he pretended to have passed out. Continue reading

Announcement: End of LWS and RMN release rate

You might remember that I asked your opinion on what I should do after LWS ends. Well, I’ve counted the answers on all sites and the majority was for a higher release rate of RMN chapters. So that’s what I’ll be doing. 😁

Since I’m a few weeks ahead with the chapters on Patreon and time them to make things easier for myself (because I forget stuff so easily – just look at the poor Tapas people that had to suffer twice because I didn’t update on time), we’ll start with two chapters a week at 18th June. Updates will be Tuesday’s and Thursday’s (so 18th and 20th in that week). I’ll be raising the release rate to three chapters a while later (I’ll announce that when I decide on the actual date).

I won’t update daily for now (although that’s the ultimate goal) because I want to edit the last two LWS volumes first and plan some other stuff. (Here’s a hint: There might be a surprise for OMF readers soon!)

RMN C25 Frozen in Shock

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

RMN C24 A Man in His Best Years

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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RMN C23 Who Is the Shameless One?

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

RMN C22 The Time to Wait Is Over

“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

RMN C21 No Room to Maneuver

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

RMN C20 Promise to Protect Him

While Yang Wu Huang and Baili Chao haggled over Yun Bei Fen, Mei Chao Bing was called in to see Sect Master Zhang.
“Sect Master.”
“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