James picked Thea up in his arms and walked toward their bedroom.
Thea wrapped her arms around James’ neck.
The night passed by silently.
Early the next morning, James was awoken by the sound of his phone ringing.
He turned around and got out of bed. As he was about to reach out for his phone, Thea handed it to him.
James looked at the caller and saw that the call had come from the King.
He answered the phone. “Has the trip to Durandal been finalized?”
The King laughed heartily as he spoke, “I spoke to the queen of Durandal last night and mentioned your request. She is pleased and welcomes the elite soldiers of Sol to her country. I’ve already ironed out the details of this collaboration. It’s set to take place in five days’ time. The entire meeting will be held for a week. I’ve arranged for someone to contact you and apprise you of the detailed itinerary later.”
“Alright…” James hung up the call and set his phone aside.
Beside him, Thea asked, “When are you leaving, Honey?”
“Immediately…” James replied and added, “According to our intel, Delilah’s first appearance in Durandal was before the New Year. She was captured five days later. A lot of time has passed by now. I’ll have to head over immediately and investigate. If necessary, I’ll need to investigate through Durandal’s own channels of communication.”
“Alright. Please be careful and come home soon. I’ll wait in the Capital for your safe return.”
Thea brought out a coat, helped James put it on, and tidied up his clothes.
After getting ready, James hurried out with the Blade of Justice to the military region without having his breakfast. He met up with Henry and the elite soldiers from the Black Dragon Army and Red Flame Army. Then, they quickly departed to Durandal.
The moment James left their house, Thea’s demeanor did a one-eighty.
She sat on the sofa austerely as another person knelled in the room in front of her.
The person wore a black coat and covered his face with a mask.
“Miss, what’s your next plan?”
“Unify the ancient martial world within a month,” Thea spoke emotionlessly.
She did not want to delay matters any longer as she wanted her dreams to come true as soon as possible. She had to take advantage of James’ absence to unify the ancient martial world as fast as she could to prepare for James’ next big move.
The man kneeling on the ground asked, “Miss, what are your next orders?”
Thea stood up and ordered coldly, “Inform all the elites of the Celestial Sect to gather at Mount Thunder Sect’s base. First, attack and subdue Mount Thunder Sect. Then, head to Mount Littleroot and deal with the Blithes.”
Thea already had a plan in mind, she wanted to take down all the major forces one by one and force them into submission. She intended for them to join Celestial Sect and obey her orders.
“Understood!” The man kneeling on the ground quickly got up and left as suddenly as he came.
Meanwhile, Thea returned to her room and took out a black coat and mask from a hidden compartment at the bottom of the closet.
She wrapped the outfit in a black cloth and walked out of the room with the Malevolent Sword in hand.
Thea looked at the Malevolent Sword and muttered pensively, “The Malevolent Sword is too conspicuous. Maxine and the others will surely notice if I bring it around with me…”
After thinking about it, she took out her phone and dialed a number.
Then, she instructed, “Prepare a scabbard for me.”
She headed out after delivering her orders.
As soon as she walked out of the room, she saw Maxine walking towards her.
Maxine noticed Thea carrying a black package and holding the Malevolent Sword.
She was startled by this and asked while narrowing her eyes, “What’s going on? Why are you going out right after James left?”
“It’s none of your business. Just stick to your own lane,” Thea replied coldly.
Maxine came to ask Thea about what she had planned to do next.
She watched the news this morning and learned about the military exchange between Sol and Durandal. Moreover, Sol had sent James as the representative.
After learning that James had left for Durandal, she came over.