The Malevolent Sword cut the Frost Sword in half, but Simon managed to land a blow on Thea’s chest at that critical moment.
Her vitals took a direct hit from his palm thrust.
Despite having potent Spirit Turtle’s blood in her body, Thea was unable to physically withstand the attack.
Thea collapsed to the ground as her body was wracked with excruciating pain. Such was her condition that she was also unable to gather any energy.
It seems the stories about Simon’s strength weren’t just an exaggeration…
Beneath the mask, Thea’s face was ashen as blood trickled down the corner of her lips in a small stream.
She was fortunate that Simon mistook her for Thomas and fought a lot more cautiously. Had he continued the fight, Thea would have likely not been a match for him.
Gritting her teeth through the pain coursing through her body, Thea struggled to get up from the ground. Then, she sat in a lotus position and began circulating her true Energy as well as the Spirit Turtle’s blood to repair her injuries.
In the distance, the disciples of Mount Thunder Sect and Celestial Sect had already dispersed.
No one was expecting the battle to end so quickly.
“Victory! Our sect leader has won!”
“Our sect leader is invincible!”
“The sect leader is peerless and will make the martial world bow down before her!”
The Celestial Sect’s disciples grew rowdy and excited when they saw Simon cast away his broken sword and flee the scene.
The faces of the Mount Thunder Sect’s disciples were aghast.
Did Simon lose?
They never thought their legend, the Grand Sect Leader who had lived for a hundred years, could be defeated.
“Thomas?” Jackson looked into the distance with a doubtful frown.
He overheard Simon’s words as he fled.
“Dad…” Standing beside him, Delainey whispered as softly as she could, “When the Grand Sect Leader ran away, he called out Thomas’ name. Could the masked sect leader of Celestial Sect be Thomas?”
Jackson gently shook his head and said, “I’m not sure. I believe, however, that our Grand Sect Leader is rarely mistaken. If he assumes the person in front of him is Thomas, then it really must be him…”
“But Thomas has short hair, while Celestial Sect’s leader clearly had long hair,” Delainey furrowed her brow doubtfully.
“It’s just hair… It could be a disguise. Even our Grand Sect Leader was defeated. What should we do now? How will we resist if Celestial Sect wants to destroy Mount Thunder Sect?” Anxiety began to worm its way into Delainey’s heart.
Jackson drew a sharp breath. He never expected Simon to be defeated in battle.
Not long later, Thea appeared in front of them again.
Despite being severely injured, she briefly stabilized the injuries and rushed to Mount Thunder Sect since she still had matters to settle with them.
“Congratulations on your victory, Sect Leader! You’re undefeatable!”
The Celestial Sect’s disciples kneeled with deep reverence upon seeing Thea.
She gently waved her hand and said in a scratchy voice, “Get up!”
The Celestial Sect’s disciples all got up in unison.
Thea turned around, looked at Mount Thunder Sect’s leader, Jackson, and said coldly, “Mr. Cabral, your Grand Sect Leader, was defeated and has fled from the battle. He agreed to my terms to join Celestial Sect if he lost.”
“This…” Jackson hesitated and tried to find his words.
Simon, the Grand Sect Leader, did indeed agree to Thea’s terms.
“What’s wrong? Is the highly respected Mount Thunder Sect too afraid too ashamed to accept defeat?” Thea sneered at Jackson.
“I see… So the highly esteemed and renowned Mount Thunder Sect aren’t people who honor their promises.”
Jackson looked at the masked Thea. His face was perplexed as he asked, “A-Are you… Thomas?”
“You don’t need to know who I am. I’ll repeat myself once again. Will Mount Thunder Sect honor their promises?”
Jackson drew his lips into a thin line as he weighed his options.