Mei Chao Bing carefully guided his little bunny in forming the contract with … well, the other little bunny. In fact, this matter of signing a contract wasn’t too complicated. In short, the cultivator only had to use their spiritual energy and leave a mark of the spiritual beast’s head. This type of beast had already formed a spiritual awareness that would be able to accept the mark if they wanted to form a contract. If the mark was rejected, then no matter how much the cultivator tried, they wouldn’t be able to sign the contract successfully. But if it was accepted, then they would be bound together from now.
The only difficult part about this was to show Yun Bei Fen how to use the spiritual energy to leave the mark. For him who had only learned how to use this energy for anything else than taking it in and cultivating in the last few days, this was difficult. Naturally, he wasn’t able to do it immediately. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing quietly walked through the valley with his little bunny still wrapped around his arm. He wasn’t in a hurry at all. Whether the Elders expected them to turn up in the border region soon or not, why should he care about that? Hadn’t Sect Master Zhang told him to pay special attention to Yun Bei Fen? Well, he was doing exactly that. Nobody could say he hadn’t done what he was supposed to do. So why shouldn’t he let Yun Bei Fen take a good look around and slowly choose a spiritual beast that he liked? He shouldn’t have to choose the first thing they came across.
Just when he thought so Yun Bei Fen suddenly stopped in his tracks before he excitedly tugged at Mei Chao Bing’s arm. “Over there! Look over there!” Before Mei Chao Bing had the time to really look ‘over there’, Yun Bei Fen let go of his arm and madly dashed over, crouching down next to the roots of a tree. Continue reading
By the time Mei Chao Bing and Yun Bei Fen stopped, they had left the forest behind and entered a valley. Looking into the distance, it seemed as if it was surrounded by mountains on four sides. In fact, there was a path leading from one side of the valley to the other though. Yun Bei Fen had also seen a large number of ponds and lakes dotting the landscape when Mei Chao Bing brought him over. It truly seemed like an idyllic place but after the surprise in the forest, Yun Bei Fen didn’t dare to assume anything. This might as well be a place that was fraught with danger!
Yun Bei Fen got down from the sword with Mei Chao Bing’s help and stayed glued to his senior martial brother, holding onto his robe and looking up at his face expectantly.
Mei Chao Bing kept his sword and gave him a smile. “We’re here. This is the place I was talking about. The landscape of the valley is varied and spiritual energy is high, thus lots of spiritual beasts have gathered here. Do you have any idea what kind of spiritual beast you’d like to have?” Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing and Yun Bei Fen stayed on that road in the forest for another three days, relentlessly training Yun Bei Fen’s ability to control his spiritual energy. Only when Mei Chao Bing saw that his little bunny had made improvements, did he agree to continue moving forward.
This time, they didn’t stroll leisurely through the forest though. Instead, Mei Chao Bing made them pause every now and then and had Yun Bei Fen take out his sword. He demonstrated for Yun Bei Fen how to use the spiritual energy he imbued to raise the sword into the air and step onto it. These were the basics of using a flying sword. Only if Yun Bei Fen managed to learn them would he be able to fly on his own later on.
Yun Bei Fen tried to imitate what Mei Chao Bing did but making the sword levitate just with the help of his spiritual energy was already hard enough. In fact, with his current level of control over his energy, it was almost impossible. There was no need to even talk about wanting him to stand on the weapon to float in the air. Continue reading
“Aiya. What’s the matter?” Mei Chao Bing gently rubbed the back of Yun Bei Fen’s head. “You’re already doing very good.”
Yun Bei Fen didn’t feel that he had been doing very good but naturally, he wouldn’t disagree with Mei Chao Bing. He just continued to cling to him, looking up at him pitifully. He wished he had trained more in the last few years. Maybe he should’ve asked his senior martial brothers to teach him instead of going into secluded cultivation. Maybe then he would’ve known at least something. “I’m being a burden on senior martial brother Mei.”
Mei Chao Bing took the sword from Yun Bei Fen’s hands and put it aside together with his own. Then, he gently cupped his little bunny’s face with both hands and gave him a smile. “What are you even saying? You’re not being a burden. Actually, I enjoy doing this.” Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing smiled at his little bunny and raised his sword again. “The first thing you need to know is how to imbue your spiritual energy into the sword.” He raised his hand and demonstrated how to do it before looking at Yun Bei Fen to check if he had understood.
Yun Bei Fen looked at Mei Chao Bing’s hand on the blade of the sword with wide eyes. His senior martial brother Mei was so handsome even when just imbuing spiritual energy. Would he ever look like this?
Mei Chao Bing couldn’t help but smile when he saw Yun Bei Fen’s expression. He reached over and patted his head. “How about you give it a try too?”
Yun Bei Fen nodded eagerly and raised his own sword. He looked at the old blade and gently put his fingers against it. Now, imbuing his spiritual energy … He closed his eyes and focused, concentrating his spiritual energy at his fingertips and slowly pouring it into the weapon. Continue reading
Mei Chao Bing raised his brows but finally kept quiet. If his little bunny hadn’t thought of the question, then he certainly wouldn’t remind him. There was no reason to bring trouble to himself. He merely took out his sword, unsheathed it and held it in front of him. For now, teaching Yun Bei Fen was much more important.
“Flying isn’t that hard. In fact, it could probably be learned by disciples of the Qi Refining stage already. It’s just that they don’t have as much spiritual energy at their disposal yet so they wouldn’t be able to fly far and afterward, they would likely need to sit down and meditate to restore their energy so fighting would be impossible.”
“Oh.” Yun Bei Fen nodded but his eyes were widened and looked at Mei Chao Bing with a gaze that spelled ’I don’t know what you’re talking about but if it’s what senior martial brother Mei says, it has to be right’. Continue reading
“Fly?” Yun Bei Fen blinked his limpid eyes in confusion. “Didn’t Master say I couldn’t learn it yet because my level hadn’t stabilized?”
Mei Chao Bing really didn’t know what to say. Elder Baili had said so but that had obviously been because he wanted to save his small disciple from the clutches of some bastard. Mn, maybe it wouldn’t be too bad to explain that to his little bunny … That way Yang Wu Huang’s chances of getting close to Yun Bei Fen would be reduced even further.
Yun Bei Fen reached over and tugged at his senior martial brother’s sleeve. “Did I say something wrong?” Otherwise, why would senior martial brother Mei keep quiet?
“Ah, no, that …” Mei Chao Bing shook his head. “I was just thinking back to what Elder Baili said.” Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen and Mei Chao Bing trained until late in the evening. They lay down at the side of the clearing afterward, once again huddled closely together for the night. They didn’t leave there for the next few days either and instead continued to train until Mei Chao Bing was sure that Yun Bei Fen was able to sense the spiritual energy in his surroundings from the moment he woke up without impairing his other senses. Only then did he suggest to continue on their way toward the border region.
He didn’t feel that he had done enough to make sure that Yun Bei Fen would be alright but it was already much better than a few days ago. At the very least, his little bunny would be able to notice a smaller threat before it arrived. For now, that had to be enough. He’d just let him slowly gain more experience while they traveled.
Thus Yun Bei Fen once again happily tagged along with Mei Chao Bing. After a few more days of being a couple, he was much less nervous and eagerly clung to Mei Chao Bing’s sleeve, tugging at it whenever he saw something interesting. Continue reading
Yun Bei Fen clung to Mei Chao Bing’s shoulders, took a deep breath and cracked his eyes open. He could do this! He definitely wouldn’t disappoint senior martial brother Mei! It couldn’t be that hard. He had managed to cultivate until he established his foundation, after all. He knew about spiritual energy and could even take it in. This was just distinguishing the levels of the spiritual energy like Mei Chao Bing had explained to him. Nothing more! He could definitely do that!
Yun Bei Fen focused on the person in front of him, ignoring everything else around them. He could see light around Mei Chao Bing as if he was shining from inside. Senior martial brother Mei had already formed his core several years ago so the energy he gave off was very strong. If he could sense spiritual energy of that level … he should be safe in the border region, shouldn’t he? If somebody even stronger came, then there was no way for him to flee or fight anyway. Not that his chances to escape would be very high if his opponent was of the core formation stage.
Yun Bei Fen looked around but he was only blinded by all the energy around them again. He groaned and hurriedly hid in Mei Chao Bing’s arms again. Continue reading