Thomas traveled in the direction pointed out by Maxine. However, after continuing on the path for some time, he realized that he could not feel the aura of the Malevolent Sword.
The aura of the Malevolent Sword was unique, and Thomas was very familiar with it as he had held the sword before. Thus, he was also able to sense the sword’s aura even if it was a few kilometers away. Additionally, he was also an eighth-ranked grandmaster and traveled much faster than Thea.
Two hours later, Thomas came to a stop.
He spat out in irritation.
What’s going on? Why haven’t I sensed the Malevolent Sword’s energy yet?
His forehead was creased in confusion as he murmured, “Could it be that brat, Maxine, lied to me?”
He closed his eyes and thought about the situation.
Thea must have experienced an Energy Deviation when she heard James had been seriously injured.
Jackson said that the person who caused this was Yaakov, from the Johnston family.
Technically, Thea should be fine if she doesn’t use her True Energy. I’ve already warned her against using it…
She should understand the seriousness of the matter and would not defy my warnings. Yet, why has it come to this?
The Malevolent Sword was underground in the Snow Cavern, and she was above ground. Why would the sword hone in on her?
Thomas kept murmuring to himself as he considered all the possibilities.
Could her emotions have stirred up the Spirit Turtle’s blood in her body, and the sword reacted to it?
Thomas concluded that this was the most likely explanation.
If that was the case, Thea was probably headed for the Capital.
Thomas was not sure, but for now, he had no choice but to head to the Johnstons’ compound in the Capital and see if she is there.
Thea’s actions from this point could lead to dire consequences.
Thea underwent an Energy Deviation after learning that James was injured. It stood to reason that she would be compelled to go to the Johnstons to exact her revenge.
Thomas did not stay and quickly left for the airport in Terentville. He promptly called people from God-King Palace when he reached an area with a phone signal.
“Immediately mobilize all our intelligence networks to find out Thea’s whereabouts!”
“Yes, Sir!” A raspy voice answered him from the phone.
Afterward, Thomas continued rushing toward the airport.
Before he arrived at the airport, the people from God-King Palace came back to him on his earlier request.
“Sir, Thea was spotted at the Terentville Airport an hour ago.”
“Did you find out her destination?”
“She’s headed to the Capital.”
“Contact the airport immediately. I’ll be reaching in five minutes, and I need a private plane ready to fly to the Capital.”
“Yes, Sir. I’ll make arrangements right away!”
Thomas stopped talking, leaned into the back seat of the taxi, and gently massaged his temples.
Five minutes later, he arrived at the airport.
The God-King Palace had already prepared a plane for him, and he boarded it as soon as he arrived. The plane left Terentville and headed to the Capital.
Meanwhile, Thea sat gripping a black sword tightly in her hands onboard another plane headed to the Capital.
She looked calm. More accurately, her face did not show a hint of any emotion. In contrast to her dull emotions, her eyes were terrifyingly bloodshot and sported an almost demonic look. However, her eyes were not always crimson and would sometimes return to normal.
Sitting next to Thea was a man in his 30s.
He was a suave man wearing a suit and had short brown hair styled fashionably.
His name was Francisco Duncan, and he was a businessman.
Francisco was considered a successful business magnate in Terentville. He started his business at 20 and increased his net worth to tens of millions in just 10 years.
As soon as he got on the plane, he immediately noticed Thea.
Although she looked slightly disheveled and her clothes were slightly shabby, her beauty was still evident.
While he sat next to her on the plane, he deliberately flaunted his 10,000 dollar phone and watch that cost hundreds of thousands, but Thea never paid him any attention. Her behavior stumped Francisco.
In the past, all manner of beautiful women and flight attendants around him would flock to him and fawn over him if he ever so slightly flaunted his wealth. However, his usual tricks were not working on her.
He carefully chose the words in his head and gently coughed a few times, then, he turned to her and greeted her, “Miss, are you from Terentville? You’re on a trip to the Capital, right?”
Francisco tried his best to make his voice sound gentle, magnetic, and charming.
Hearing him try to start a conversation with her, Thea turned to him.
Francisco met with Thea’s dark, crimson eyes.
“Ah!” He screamed in horror, and scrambled away from her.