Lacey O’Clear scoffed. Helis hurriedly covered his mouth with his hand and smiled apologetically. Then he took two steps back and stopped interrupting.
If he interrupted them again, then he must be the dumbest person in the world.
“Ethan,” said Ethan. “Third Miss, you’ve already won. Can I go back now?”
“Go back?” Lacey smiled coldly. “Do you think you can still go back?”
She waved her hand and turned to look at Helis. “I’ll take him.”
Helis still had his hand over his mouth. He shook his head in surprise.
Since Ethan was a Sinner, he still had to be punished. He hadn’t figured out how Ethan became a Sinner to begin with, so he couldn’t be released just like that.
It was one thing if he died from a beating. It wasn’t the same if he were alive and well.
“Do you mean I can’t have him?” Lacey frowned. “Do I have to ask my father?”
Helis hurriedly shook his head again, then nodded before anxiously removing his hands from his mouth, “Third Miss, you can keep him if you want to. There’s no need to tell the sect leader. It’s just that he is a Sinner. What if he gets violent…”
“Would he have the guts?” Lacey O’Clear shouted, “We are in Clearheart Sect and he is our Sinner. Would he dare make trouble in the sect?”
She walked up to Ethan and looked up slightly as she deliberately stared at him. “Would you?”
Ethan didn’t respond.
Nothing he said now would be the right thing to say.
Ethan had roughly figured out Lacey’s personality during this short span of time.
Ethan had seen his fair share of willful and entitled young women from prestigious families.
It was useless to agree with everything they said. Instead, it would be wiser to touch her sensitive points to infuriate her and make her indignant.
“Third Miss, you are right. We are in Clearheart Sect, so I doubt he will dare to try anything funny!”
Helis deliberately glanced at Ethan. He sounded harsh and threatening.
He didn’t dare go on talking in front of Lacey. The more he spoke, the more mistakes he made. If he made her angry, she might just make him stay too, and that certainly wasn’t good news to him.
Helis turned to leave. On his way out, he instructed the bodyguards to watch Ethan carefully to make sure he didn’t try anything funny.
Other than their bodyguards around the courtyard, only Ethan and Lacey remained.
Lacey said nothing. She walked around Ethan several times with her hands behind her back. Other than humming a few times, she didn’t say a word.
She stood in front of Ethan and narrowed her eyes slightly. “I don’t care how you became a Sinner, or if you were a Portico or Inner Circle disciple. I want you to know that you offended the wrong person.”
Lacey scoffed. She stepped forward and went close to Ethan before she looked into his eyes. She suddenly felt a weird sensation but couldn’t put her finger on it.
“Do you know what happens if you offend me?”
“All humans must eventually die,” said Ethan calmly. “You can die for causes as hefty as Jade Mount, or go out as light as a feather.”
“Jade Mount?” Lacey was a little confused. “What mountain is that?”
Who on earth was this guy? Why did he sound so philosophical? She instantly went into a daze. Even though she didn’t know where Jade Mount was, she knew what he meant.
“What I mean is, all of us will die one day. If we die for great causes, then we would not have lived in vain.”
“So what do you mean? Weren’t you talking about how we end up? Is there something crueler than death?”
Ethan looked at Lacey fearlessly. Since he was looking down at her from above, he appeared even more formidable than Lacey.
His calm eyes looked like a whirlpool. The more she looked at them, the more Lacey felt as though they were pulling her in!
Her heart palpitated suddenly and she only managed to compose herself after a long time. She hurriedly took two steps back, but her heart couldn’t help throbbing.
What was this sensation?
Lacey stared at Ethan and couldn’t help thinking in her heart, “Does this man know magic or something?”