James shook his head, trying to get Thea out of his mind.
He looked at Quincy’s cheek, which was red after being slapped.
He stood up, caressed her slightly swollen face, and asked worriedly, “Does it hurt?”
“Yeah,” Quincy responded aggrievedly and leaned into James’ arms.
“I’m scared of losing you. Once you recover and go back to Thea, what will I do?”
James gently embraced her and sighed. “Then, it must be fate… I’m indebted to her and will never be able to pay her back in this life. It’s my fault she was poisoned. How can I abandon her if I find a way to detoxify the venom?”
Quincy knew his thoughts, which was why she was worried. Despite that, she was satisfied being the woman in James’ arms for the time being. Whatever was bound to happen in the future was inevitable. Still, she was willing to fight against it. Quincy believed she would not lose to Thea.
James weakly coughed a few times.
Quincy quickly helped him back onto the wheelchair, saying, “It’s too windy out here. I’ll push you back inside.”
“Okay…” James nodded.
Pushing James in the wheelchair, Quincy returned to the villa.
Soon, Daniel showed up at Quincy’s villa with dozens of highly-skilled soldiers from the Blithe army.
Daniel pointed at the soldiers behind him and said, “James, these are elites from our army. From now on, they’ll obey your orders.”
James looked at them and nodded. “Alright…”
Daniel continued, “From now on, you can contact me directly if you have any needs. Whatever you need, I’ll get it done.”
James covered his mouth and coughed up blood again.
Quincy hurriedly took a tissue to wipe his hands.
James took it from her and said, “I can do it.”
He wiped his hands and looked at Daniel, saying, “Prepare a few off-road vehicles and fill them up with gas. I also need tents, diving equipment, and dry food.”
Daniel asked curiously, “What are you planning, James?”
James uttered weakly, “I’m looking for a place. Get them ready for me. We’re leaving tomorrow morning.”
“Alright.” Daniel nodded and left with the soldiers to prepare the list of things James requested.
For the rest of the day, James remained at Quincy’s house.
The night passed silently.
The next day.
Some off-road vehicles appeared outside Quincy’s house.
Daniel approached and reported, “Everything’s ready, James.”
James nodded and instructed, “Alright, let’s go. The destination is Mount Dragon Treasure…”
“Understood!” Daniel turned and instructed, “Everyone, get in your vehicles. We’re headed to Mount Dragon Treasure!”
Quincy helped James into the car.
Just then, a Porsche approached them.
Under countless gazes, a beautiful woman in a sexy dress got out of the car. Her face was slightly covered with bandages. However, it did not affect her charisma, and she was just as beautiful.
The approaching woman was Thea.
Last night, she returned home and thought about James until dawn. She concluded that she still loved him and could not live without him.
James was about to get in the car when he saw her approaching.
His brows furrowed as he questioned, “What are you doing here?”
Thea quickly walked to James and took his hand.
With a bright smile, she asked, “Why can’t I be here? Are you heading out? Here, I’ll help you.”
Quincy sensibly let go of James.
James held on to the car door, looked at Thea with a troubled expression, and pleaded. “Thea, can you stop causing trouble for me? I’m off to do important business.”
“Important business?” Thea glared at Quincy and said, “Why can she go, but I can’t?”
Thea’s words rendered James speechless.