James had been running around the whole day.
It was already night when he returned to the courtyard house that Thea had bought.
Due to how busy he was, he had not had dinner.
When he arrived home, he plopped onto the sofa and felt like staying there forever.
Thea walked over, sat beside him, and held his arm, saying, “You’ve worked hard today.”
“It wasn’t anything particularly strenuous. I’ve been meditating in seclusion in my room for two months, so I haven’t gotten used to running around again. By the way, where’s Quincy?”
James had not seen Quincy after returning home.
Thea immediately explained, “I didn’t chase her away. I asked her to stay here with us for the time being, but she insisted it was inconvenient and said that she’d get her own place.”
The situation in the Capital was volatile, and Quincy was essential to their plans.
“Honey, please believe me… I truly didn’t chase her away. Should I call her to ask her to come back right now?” Thea felt wronged and was about to tear up.
“I believe you… I’m just worried that something might happen to her. She’s an incredibly crucial member, and I’m simply worried that other people might target her.”
Thea said, “Quincy said she’d look around for a suitable house. If not, she’ll go to her teacher, Callan’s place, since she could ask him to teach her after returning from work.”
James’ fears were assuaged somewhat after hearing this.
“By the way, how’s your strength now, Thea?”
Quickly changing the subject, he looked at Thea.
After returning, Thea had mentioned trying to refine the power of the Spirit Turtle’s blood in her body. Her strength had improved, but James was unsure of the current state of her power.
With a bright smile, Thea proudly beamed at him. “I’ve been working very hard! I’ve already managed to reach the fourth rank!”
“Not bad,” James complimented.
He followed up with a quick reminder. “Be careful, though. Remember that the Spirit Turtle’s blood is evil. Grandpa is not around right now, and I’m completely in the dark about its properties. I wouldn’t know what to do if something happens to you.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll be fine.” Thea smiled.
Thea wanted to divert the topic of the conversation as she was afraid that James would continue bombarding her with questions.
For the past two months, she had been refining the power of the Spirit Turtle’s blood and converting it into her True Energy. Her current physique was similar to Cynthia’s.
Cynthia’s body continuously produced Cold Energy, which would become True Frost Energy after it was reabsorbed.
Whereas Thea’s body contained a steady flow of extremely potent energy which was much more efficient at accelerating cultivation than any elixir. Within the past two months, her strength had improved by leaps and bounds. This allowed her to, in actual fact, reach the sixth rank.
If the Beast Blood’s power activated in her body, she would be as strong as someone at the peak of the eighth rank. All this was the reason she was able to set up the Celestial Sect so quickly and also dominate half of the ancient martial world.
Thea lay down on James’ lap and looked up at his face.
“Honey, once the new king takes office after the election, are you going to move to a secluded place and live the rest of our lives in peace?”
“That’s the plan.” James gently stroked Thea’s beautiful and fair face.
He said tenderly, “You pulled me out of the inferno all those years ago. Without you, I would’ve died a long time ago. From the day I married into the Callahans, I swore to protect and cherish you for the rest of my life.”
Hearing James mention the past, Thea looked away guiltily. “I’m sorry… I did so many terrible things to you in the past…”
James smiled forgivingly. “That’s all water under the bridge now.”
The two had a long, pleasant chat with each other.
They talked at length about how they would live a self sufficient life in the future. With James in charge of farming and Thea would handle the weaving.
“Honey, would you like a son or daughter?”
Thea’s sudden question took James by surprise.
He closed his eyes and pressed his lips together for a moment before replying, “I’m fine with either…”
Thea nodded softly. “I see. After we settle all these troublesome things, let’s have children. One son and one daughter, what do you think?”
“Alright.” James smiled.