James explained his intentions to Thea.
Upon hearing his explanation, Thea was slightly displeased.
However, she did not refuse outright, instead, she said, “Sure, go ahead.”
Thomas once told her that only Cynthia could cultivate the martial art manual concealed in the Moonlit Flowers on Cliffside’s Edge with James. That was because she was born with a Yin body. Meanwhile, cultivating the 18–meridian diagram required the fusion of Yin and Yang.
“Okay.” James hung up the phone and headed to Cynthia’s house using the Callahans‘ car.
At Cynthia’s house…
A group of people was happily chatting away.
“Master, cheers!” Holding a glass of wine in her hand, Cynthia stood up.
Callan took the glass of wine.
At that moment, the doorbell rang.
Cynthia asked puzzledly, “Who could it be on New Year’s Day?”
She pressed a switch on the controller and switched on the TV. The surveillance footage appeared on the TV. Seeing that it was James, everyone got excited.
Before Cynthia could say anything, Tiara ran to answer the door.
James walked in, looking at everyone having their meals, he said smilingly, “I came at just the right time…”
“I’ll get you some utensils.” Tiara hurriedly ran into the kitchen.
Looking at James, Quincy quipped mischievously, “Why are you joining us when you’re supposed to be with the Callahans?”
James took his seat and said with a smile, “I came here for official business. As you may know, I’m now gravely injured. Using the other treatment methods out there would take too long for me to recover. So, I would like to use this opportunity to cultivate the martial art technique recorded in the Moonlit Flowers on Cliffside’s Edge with Cynthia.”
“Yay!” Cynthia cried out in excitement.
“James, I’ve already cultivated True Energy. I’m now a first–rank martial artist!”
“Well…” James nodded and praised her, “Not bad… You managed to cultivate True Energy in such a short amount of time. In just a few months, you’ve accomplished what others could not in a decade.”
At that moment, Tiara walked out of the kitchen with some utensils in hand.
James took the utensils and ate a little.
After he was done eating, he returned to the room with Cynthia.
In the room…
The two were sitting in lotus positions on the bed, looking at each other.
“Cynthia, do you still remember the 18–meridian diagram?” James asked.
“Yes…” Cynthia nodded.
She had seen the 18–meridian diagram before and conducted a brief research on it.
“Let’s give it a try, then…”
James was unsure whether it would work. After all, he could not catalyze much True Energy at the moment.
James sat according to the posture of the first painting and raised his hands above his head. Cynthia, on the other hand, leaped into the air and pressed her palms against James, her body upside down. Then, she catalyzed True Energy based on the flow of True Energy in the diagram.
James could feel Cold Energy entering his body through his palms.
He took a deep breath. Then, he catalyzed a little True Energy, which flowed through his meridians. However, his meridians were too fragile, and the flow of True Energy caused him excruciating pain. His expression contorted in agony. However, he pressed on.
James possessed True Yang Energy. His True Energy began fusing with the Cold Energy that entered his body. The fusion of True Energy circulated from James‘ body to Cynthia’s.
At that moment, James could feel the pain inside his body subsiding.
“Cynthia, don’t catalyze too much True Energy… Just a little bit is fine.” James was worried she would overexert herself and cause her body to overload.
“Got it…” Cynthia nodded.
Soon, the two changed actions.
The 18–meridian diagram had nine diagrams each when divided into two.
They embraced each other while holding hands. Cynthia’s cheeks reddened, whereas James‘ heartbeat accelerated.