Scarlett panicked. “I’ll die without your protection, James…”
Scarlett was a grave robber. She and her companions robbed the Prince of Orchid Mountain’s ancient tomb.
A lot of buzz about the ancient tomb was spreading in the criminal world like wildfire. In the past, she was the Transgenerational Group’s chairman. Thus, no one came knocking on her door. Now that the Transgenerational Group had fallen, people from the underworld would surely be after her.
She would die if she returned now.
James’ face was pale as he replied weakly, “I can’t protect you with the way I am right now. How about you go to Cansington and look for the Blithe King? Ask him to arrange a position for you. He is one of the Five Commanders, and I’m sure no one will trouble you with him as your backbone…”
Since James had already devised a plan for her, Scarlett had no complaints.
James glanced at Quincy and said, “You should also return to Cansington.”
“No,” Quincy refused immediately.
At that moment, Thea returned with food she had bought from the hospital cafeteria. She overheard their conversation as she walked into the ward.
She was slightly taken aback but quickly recollected herself and walked over. “James, I got you some food.”
She unpacked the food and sat beside him, planning to feed him.
“Give it to me. I can eat it myself.” James took the bowl and utensils from Thea and slowly ate his food under the countless gazes.
He ate five bowls of white rice.
After eating, he turned to Thea and said, “You should also head back to Cansington. You too, Xara… Go back together…”
Thea panicked and asked anxiously, “Then, what about you?”
James waved his hand and said, “You don’t need to worry about me. I’ve important things to attend to…”
James issued an order to evict the visitors. He chased away everyone except for the Elite Eight.
Although he looked sick and weak, he had a firm attitude.
Everyone was unaware of James’ plans but knew he had something important to do. Therefore, none of them stayed back to disturb him and bought their plane tickets back to Cansington.
There were only eight people left in the ward.
“What’s next, James?” asked May.
James waved his hand again and said, “I’m not in a rush. You guys should also take a break. I’ll get in touch when I’ve made proper arrangements.”
“But you’re in such bad shape.” May wore a worried expression.
James got out of bed and tried to walk a few steps.
He could barely walk, and his steps seemed unstable, but he still insisted, “I’m good. Go ahead.”
Hearing this, everyone left.
James returned to the hospital bed to rest. He took out another cigarette and lit it. Smoke spread throughout the ward.
Gradually, he fell asleep.
After sleeping for some time, he opened his eyes in a daze. In front of him was a sexy woman with a gorgeous appearance. She was sitting on the edge of the bed, staring at him with big eyes.
“What’re you doing? Why’re you back?” James sat up and frowned as he looked at Quincy sitting on the bed. “Didn’t I tell you to go back? I don’t need you to be worrying about me.”
Quincy rolled her eyes and said mockingly, “Don’t think too highly of yourself. The Transgenerational Group has collapsed, and I’ll have no job if I go back. I simply think staying and developing in the Capital is better.”
Hearing this, James did not bicker with her. He laid back in bed and rested.
James was waiting for Gloom to arrive. He believed that Gloom would definitely come to him.
Time passed by minute by minute.
It was soon midnight.
Quincy had fallen asleep in the ward.
At that moment, James sensed footsteps approaching.