Finally, James regained his strength. He did not have to stay by Cynthia’s side any longer.
“Darling, when are we going to the Capital?” Thea asked smilingly.
She did not wish to remain in Cansington because many women there had an intimate relationship with James. She wanted to leave with James to a faraway place, away from those pesky women.
“There’s no need to rush things.” James waved slightly and said, “Although I’ve restored my strength, I’m still a seventh-rank grandmaster. There are many eighth-rank grandmasters within Sol. Now that they have obtained the Spirit Turtle’s core, their strength will reach even greater heights once they finish. absorbing it. I’m not confident that I can defeat them.”
James would have to return to the Capital. After all, there were many things for him to deal with.
The head of the Tucksons was captured and imprisoned in a dungeon. Back then, James tried making a move on the Tucksons to lure out the ones affiliated with them. That way, he could completely eradicate all of their influence from the Capital. However, the plan backfired, and he failed to properly manage the situation before it escalated out of control. Thus, he had no choice but to head over to the Mount Thunder Sect.
“Congratulations on restoring your strength, James,” Callan stood up and congratulated him. “Though you’re now able to refine the core of the Spirit Turtle, you’re prevented from doing so at the moment. Here’s what I propose. Try restoring my strength for now, and I’ll return to the Capital first. Meanwhile, you’ll stay behind and refine the Spirit Turtle’s core…”
James glanced at Callan. Though he had promised Callan he would help him regain his strength, he was unsure if it would work. Besides, Callan was the Supreme Leader of the Gu Sect.
Although they got along well, their friendship was based on the premise that Callan’s True Energy was dispersed. If he helped him heal his injuries, he had no idea what Callan would do.
Wearing a grim expression, Callan said, “I know you don’t trust me. I understand if you have some reservations about me.”
James said, “I’ll try my best.”
“Thank you for believing in me…”
“Let’s head upstairs.”
James turned to leave, and Callan followed close behind.
Meanwhile, Thea frowned. She could not bring herself to trust Callan.
Callan was too renowned a figure. A hundred years ago, he was an eighth-rank grandmaster. He would be the most powerful grandmaster in the world if he restored his strength. If he turned against James, things would turn troublesome quickly. However, since James trusted him, Thea had no choice but to obey.
“What are you thinking about, Thea? You seem lost in thought,” Quincy glanced at Thea and asked.
Thea shook her head slightly and took a seat. “It’s nothing…”
After thinking for a moment, she asked, “Do you guys really trust Callan?”
“Yes,” they all said in unison.
They had been together with Callan for the past two weeks. They now accepted him as their master.
Callan was an amiable old man who showered them with care and concern. He even taught them everything he knew about martial arts. Meanwhile, Callan told them about many things, the chaos and disorder in Sol long ago, the battle against the Gu Sect, and the conflict which arose due to different concepts and ideas.
Thea fell silent when she heard this.
Holding the Malevolent Sword in her hand, she was lost in thought.
Upstairs, in James’ room…
Callan was sitting in a lotus position on the bed,
James stood by the side, saying, “Callan, the dispersion of your True Energy caused your cells and your appearance to age. On that day, I managed to prevent your True Energy from completely dispersing and saved your life.”
“Yeah…” Callan nodded. “Indeed.”