“Why would you believe me?”
The core is a wonderful item. I wanted to kill you, but you gave it to me as you were dying. I can tell by this that you don’t have a bad heart.”
James trusted his intuition. He believed Callan was not necessarily a bad person. Despite being the
Supreme Leader of the Gu Sect, Callan did not do anything harmful to the country during his leadership of the Gu Sect in the last century.
Besides, Lucjan wanted to kill Callan because he no longer had the desire to fight for power. He was only concerned with cultivating and meditating in seclusion.
Callan leaned against the rock and looked at James with an expression of appreciation.
“You’re indeed the Dragon King, the Commander of two armies. Your broad–mindedness is unparalleled. I owe you my life. If you need anything in the future, just say the word and I’ll gladly assist.”
He rose to his feet while he said that. However, as soon as he stood up, he collapsed to the ground. James said promptly, “It’s best if you don’t move around too much right now. I’ll get you out of here first. Otherwise, if the others find you, you’ll have no chance of survival.”
He picked up Callan who was on the ground, took a few strides, and then vanished from the area. James was fast. Soon, he left the Mount Thunder Sect’s range and appeared on the paved road. There were quite a few cars parked there. The one he drove was among them.
He opened the car door and placed Callan in the back seat. “Stay here and don’t move around carelessly. The troops will be here soon. I’ll bring you back then to treat your injuries,” he instructed.
Callan collapsed onto the seat, closed his eyes, and said nothing else.
James shut the door and turned to leave.
After he had left, Callan sat up slowly and leaned against the seat. He let out a helpless sigh and laughed at himself. “I never imagined that I, Callan Maverick, would be reduced to this state one day.”
At this moment, he felt exhausted. He wanted to sleep.
Falling back onto the seat, he closed his eyes.
After leaving, James took out the core that Callan had given him. He turned it over and over in his hands as he examined it. Apart from being slightly warm to the touch, nothing else about it stood out.
“This thing has the ability to greatly enhance one’s power and grant eternal life?” James muttered softly. He was not completely convinced.
Immortality. It was simply too fantastical.
James put away the core and continued to search for the others.
Meanwhile, in the Snow Cavern, deep underground…
Thea was sitting crossed–legged. Her entire body was glowing with the color of blood.
Thomas was pressing his hands against her back. Using his True Energy, he assisted Thea in refining the tempestuous force within her body.
The force was so strong that even he could not refine it. He could only repress it. After a long time, he retracted his hands.
“How is it, Thea?”
Thea felt much better. She nodded and said, “Yes. I’m already feeling a lot better. However, it seems like there’s something inside of me. I feel slightly uncomfortable.”
“The turtle’s blood has already entered your body and mixed with your blood. I can’t refine it, and I can’t force it out. I can only suppress it temporarily,” explained Thomas.
“Huh?” Thea’s face turned a little pale and she asked, “Then… Then what should I do?”
“I don’t know either,” said Thomas with a solemn expression, “The blood of the Spirit Turtle is Beast Blood. It can cause one’s energy to deviate. Do you currently feel agitated or uneasy?”
“No, I don’t.” Thea looked puzzled.
“Let’s talk about it after we figure out how to get out of here.”
Thomas was uncertain of Thea’s current physical state.
The most pressing matter at the moment was to find a way out as soon as possible.
Thea got to her feet as well. As soon as she stood up, she noticed the Malevolent Sword on the ground.
For some reason, she felt a sense of familiarity when she looked at the sword.