“Where are they?” Jackson interrogated Finn.
“I–In the mountains…”
Finn was scared of death. He did not dare act recklessly.
“Take me there.”
Finn stood up and brought Jackson into Mount Morinbourg.
Meanwhile, the helicopter returned and landed on an empty plot of land.
James got off the helicopter. Wearing an anxious expression on his face, he said, “I wonder if Mr. Cabral can save them.”
Callan reassured him, “Don’t worry, Jackson’s the Sect Leader of the Mount Thunder Sect, after all. Dealing with a bunch of nobodies should be a piece of cake to him.”
James nodded slightly and waited patiently.
After about an hour, a few people approached.
Quincy, Cynthia, Tiara, Scarlett, and Serena were there. The three vagrants were following close behind. Battered and beaten, they had bruises all over them. As Jackson was pointing his sword at them, they did not act recklessly.
Upon seeing James, the women burst into tears.
“James… Grandpa…” Serena cried out.
Jackson walked over to James and said, “They’re the ones behind the kidnapping. These three committed various wicked deeds long ago. All this while, they’ve been pursued by the Mount Thunder Sect. Now, their fates are in your hands.”
The vagrants quivered in fear. They immediately knelt and begged for forgiveness.
“I was wrong, James. Please spare my life.”
“This has nothing to do with me, Dragon King. Boss made me do this. He threatened to kill me if I didn’t comply.”
James could not care less.
Looking at Quincy and the others, he said, “Get into the helicopter.”
Then, he glanced at Jackson and gestured for him to kill them.
After that, he got into the helicopter.
Jackson slashed his sword, and the three instantly collapsed in a pool of blood.
Then, he got into the helicopter too.
The helicopter lifted off. Meanwhile, three corpses now lay on the ground motionless.
While James was out saving them, Thea returned to Cansington.
After the plane landed, she called James. Hearing that the others were saved, she breathed a sigh of relief. “Darling, I’ll be heading back to the Callahans‘. Let’s have New Year’s Eve dinner together.”
“Mhm.” James nodded and hung up the phone.
After returning to Cansington, he sent everyone to Cynthia’s house. He consoled them for a while before turning to leave.
Meanwhile, Jackson, who was on a mission to reconstruct the Mount Thunder Sect, wasted no time and immediately returned to the Capital.
After returning to the Callahans‘, Thea hastily made her way upstairs into her room, locked the door, and switched on her computer. She began browsing the internet for ways to decipher the ancient script she found in the Snow Cavern. She wanted to gain insight into the sword moves of the Demonic Sword Art.
Before she could begin deciphering the ancient script, a knock came from the other side of the door.
“Open the door, Thea.”
Like a child who was caught in the middle of her act, she hurriedly switched off the computer. Then, she stood up and headed to the door.
Opening the door, she looked at James who was standing outside and said with a smile, “Darling.”
James looked at her puzzledly and asked, “Why did you lock yourself in the room?”
“I–I was about to shower.” Thea blushed.
“Oh, I see… By the way, everyone’s waiting for you for dinner.”