Maxine quickly got up and grabbed Thea’s wrist to check her pulse. The moment her skin made contact with Thea’s, she felt a biting cold from Thea’s arm,
She endured the chill and swiftly checked Thea’s pulse.
After assessing Thea’s condition, Maxine furrowed her eyebrows and exclaimed, “What happened? How did you get so severely injured?”
Thea took a tissue out of her pocket, wiped the blood from her lips, and said weakly, “Simon hit me with a palm thrust when we fought. He had refined the Spirit Turtle’s core, and he got significantly stronger. However, he was cautious because he mistook me for Thomas. That’s likely why he fled the battle. If that hadn’t happened, I probably wouldn’t have made it out alive.”
Thea hurried back to the Capital after momentarily closing up her injuries in the vicinity of Mount Thunder Sect because she knew it was unsafe to continue staying there.
She could only recuperate in the safety of the Capital.
As she journeyed back, she endured the pain and pretended to be a regular tourist. However, the injuries took a toll on her when she arrived home and she was no longer able to withstand the pain.
“Your injuries are grievous. You’ll need to spend a lot of time resting in order for them to get better. Otherwise, the consequences will be grave…”
Maxine pressed her thumb against her lip before saying, “I’ll prescribe a formula to help accelerate your healing.”
Thea gently shook her head and moved her hand away. “Ordinary medicine isn’t going to be effective on my injuries. Don’t worry about it. I’ll come up with a way to treat them. I’m going back to my room first.”
Thea got up and wanted to leave but was immediately overcome with vertigo the moment she stood up. Waves of intense pain washed over her, and she fell helplessly onto the chair.
Maxine shook her head. She reached out to help Thea up and carry her suitcase.
“Get the hell away from my stuff!” Thea’s attitude suddenly shifted and she growled at Maxine.
Her outburst made Maxine stop in her tracks as she stared at Thea in astonishment.
It took a few seconds for her to compose herself and reply, “I just wanted to help you carry your things.”
“That won’t be necessary,” Thea snapped back.
Then, she stood up, carried her suitcase, and dragged her injured body into the house.
After entering the house, she slammed the door shut.
Maxine touched her nose pensively and muttered, “She’s got a stick up her a*s this time too, huh?”
She shooed away her thoughts and chose not to linger at Thea’s place any longer.
When Thea was in her house, she opened her suitcase and emptied its contents. Inside were her clothes, mask and the Malevolent Sword. Then, she hurriedly hid everything in her closet. Afterward, she limped into the bathroom, took off her clothes, and scrutinized her body in front of the mirror.
A black imprint from a palm was left on Thea’s fair chest. The flesh around the imprint had begun to show signs rot.
Thea inspected the injury on her body with a grim expression.
It’s Spiritual Palm…
Suddenly, her face contorted in pain.
She fell to the floor and flailed around for a while before she was able to calm down.
Her chest heaved tiredly as she forced herself up.
She never expected Simon to have learned such a devious martial art technique.
Spiritual Palm was a Spiritual Art technique and was considered a wicked martial art.
Thomas had taught her the cultivation method for it, but James stopped her from practicing it because Maxine had mentioned how evil the technique was. Afterward, James taught her Heavenly Breath instead. It was a mystery how Simon, the Grand Sect Leader of Mount Thunder Sect, could have learned the Spiritual Palm.
It was a martial art technique that Thomas had acquired when he was younger.
Could it be that Sir Caden also taught this martial art technique to Simon?
Or, perhaps, Sir Caden learned this martial art technique from Simon?
Thea could not understand how Thomas and Simon were related.
At the same time, she was unsure of why Simon would mistake her for Thomas.
Could it be because of the Malevolent Sword?
Suddenly, she realized that Simon could have gone to the Snow Cavern and seen the Malevolent Sword before.
Since Simon and Thomas were together before the Mount Thunder Conference, there must be a secret link between the two people.
Thea tried piecing the puzzle together but could not fathom how the complete picture looked.
She had sustained some serious damage and poisonous Cold Energy from the Spiritual Palm was slowly dissipating throughout her body. She had to expel the Cold Energy as soon as possible, or it would slowly corrode her body from within.