“No…” Blake shook his head.
He then stared at James and said, “James, I‘ve already given you the detoxification method in exchange for your favor of breaking me out of prison. We‘re even now. So, give me the antidote, and we can part ways.”
James smiled sardonically. “Do you think that‘s possible? You‘re a wanted criminal right now. Where can you escape to?”
“That‘s none of your business!”
“Blake, what do you think about teaming up with me?”
“Teaming up?” Blake looked at James.
James nodded and suggested, “Reign is an enemy that killed your family. At the same time, he‘s also an enemy of mine. He‘s an accomplice of the Emperor, and just as you‘ve mentioned, they’re scheming to conquer the world just as those people did a hundred years ago. If they succeed, the world will be thrown into chaos. They must be stopped…”
Blake asked indifferently, “What does the world‘s fate have to do with me?”
James replied, “Decades ago, your grandfather rejected Reign because he didn’t want Gu to destroy the world. If your grandfather was still alive today and knew what Reign was scheming, do you think he’ll stop him?”
“Um… That‘s a given… I guess…” Reign nodded.
“There you go. That‘s enough reason to work with me to stop them.”
“Why would I? What do I get from doing so?”
Blake was a cold blooded assassin. He single–handedly founded the Dark Castle and trained many powerful assassins. Money became his only motivation. As long as he was given money, he would kill anyone.
James said indifferently, “The Black Snake told me about you. He said you were ready to turn over a new leaf but got captured. I‘m sure you don’t want to continue living in the dark. Rumors say that you‘re a ruthless character who would kill without blinking. However, deep down, I know you‘re a person with a sense of justice…”
“Cut the flattery! Don‘t make me out to be so great…” Blake interrupted James.
James shrugged and continued. “Then, if not for anything else, don‘t you want to seek revenge against Reign for killing your family?”
“Revenge?” Blake looked at James and said, “Do you think Reign and the Emperor alone can conquer the world with Gu? They‘re simply puppets to the real mastermind. He‘s so strong that neither you nor I are a match!”
James asked, “Is he a grandmaster capable of cultivating True Energy?”
Blake nodded, “Yeah… Also, there exist different ranks of grandmasters. Becoming a grandmaster and being able to cultivate True Energy doesn‘t equal invincibility. You‘ll understand once you step into that realm.”
Revenge had always been his ultimate goal. In fact, the Dark Castle was created just for that purpose. However, he had given up. He was no match for the person standing behind Reign.
“After being imprisoned for all these years, I‘ve reflected on my life. Why should I be so caught up with revenge when life is so short? I‘ve accumulated enough wealth in my earlier years and now have inexhaustible wealth to enjoy the rest of my life…”
James never expected the legendary Assassin King to have such a side to him. Blake was a powerhouse that he badly wanted to win over. Having Blake as an ally would save him a lot of trouble in the future.
“Are you not going to think about it? You‘ve killed many people and committed countless crimes. Do you not want to make up for it?”
“Don‘t try to guilt-trip me. I‘ve finally escaped after being imprisoned for so many years. I‘m going to cherish my life.” Blake stretched his body sluggishly, seemingly determined to retire from his cruel ways.