Thea brought up the Celestial Sect, but when faced with James‘ question regarding the newly–established sect, she feigned ignorance.
James‘ expression was grim. Nothing good would come out of the Celestial Sect, which had appeared out of nowhere.
After a brief moment, he asked, “Is there any other news in the ancient martial world apart from the newly established Celestial Sect?”
“That’s all.” Thea continued, “Apart from Lucjan Owen, all other eighth–rank grandmasters who appeared at the Mount Thunder Conference have not shown themselves for quite some time. By the way, the current situation in the Capital is grim.”
“Oh?” James froze before asking, “What’s the situation in the Capital?”
“According to Maxine’s information, Lucjan arrived in the Capital a month ago and began meddling in the affairs of the outside world. He founded another Owen family, which has been involved in many business dealings. The interests of the Ancient Four were somewhat damaged…”
“Also…” She paused before continuing, “Maxine is now the family head of the Cadens. I must say that she’s doing a great job toeing the Cadens‘ line…”
“Maxine is now the family head of the Cadens?”
Hearing this, James was stunned. He never expected Maxine to be the Caden family head.
“Yeah she is…” Thea spoke in a tender voice, “Though she’s not powerful, she’s good at managing the family.”
“By the way, is there news about Bennett and Tobias Caden?”
James began discussing the affairs that took place in the Capital for the past two months with Thea. Apart from Lucjan who was causing trouble, everything else seemed to be stable at the moment.
The two slowly drifted to sleep, and James slept soundly. When he woke up, Thea was nowhere to be seen.
He got up, dressed, and looked at the time. It was 10 a.m. Pulling his phone out, he gave Henry a call.
Soon, the call went through, and Henry’s agitated voice came, “You finally called me, James. I don’t think I can bear much longer.”
“Are you in the Capital now?” James asked.
“Yup,” Henry replied.
“Good, I’ll be there soon.”
After a brief conversation, James hung up the phone.
“You’re awake, Darling.”
The door opened, and Thea walked in with a bowl of noodles. “You must be hungry. Would you like some noodles?”
James had been in closed–door meditation all this while. As he was using True Energy to sustain his bodily functions, he could afford to skip his meals frequently.
Upon catching a whiff of the food, his stomach growled. Thea handed the bowl of noodles to him, and James sat down and gobbled down the food.
“This taste delicious! You’re a good cook, Thea.”
It was the first time James ate Thea’s cooking, and it was much better than he anticipated.
“I’ve learned a lot in the past two months.” Thea took a seat beside him and said, “Darling, once we’ve settled everything in the Capital, let’s find a secluded place to live the remainder of our lives, shall we?”
“Sure.” James nodded in agreement. “By the way, I’m heading to the military region later. All this while, Henry was the one in charge. He must have shouldered many burdens. There should be many things for me to deal with once I arrive.”
“Okay.” Thea nodded. “This courtyard is mine. This can be our base of operations in the Capital. If you don’t like it here, we can move to the Emperor’s Mansion anytime.”
“Don’t worry, I love this place.” James smiled.
Soon, he finished eating.
After eating, Thea draped a jacket around him and said, “Be careful, alright?”