Meanwhile, Thea seized the opportunity and chased after Lucjan. James was no match for Lucjan after being poisoned. However, the Blood Emperor stopped Thea in her tracks once more.
“Damn it!” She cursed.
Then, she performed another attack. This time, the Blood Emperor did not dodge. Instead, he deflected Thea’s attack. His martial art was rather intriguing. Although Thea had concentrated True Energy, she could not deal any damage to him.
The battle raged on in the sky.
James sat in a lotus position on a rock and inspected his condition. He realized that there was a Gu inside his blood. Upon catalyzing True Energy, the Gu would begin tearing away at his flesh, which caused him excruciating pain.
At that moment, Lucjan appeared before James.
He looked at James, whose face was pale, and a grin crept up on his face. “James, I didn’t want to finish you off that early. However, you appeared at Mount Olympus and made an enemy of me. I have no choice…”
His face darkened. “But to kill you!”
Then, he lifted the epee in his hand and slashed at James.
James’ face darkened, and he swiftly catalyzed Tue Energy. Withstanding the excruciating pain inside his body, he managed to dodge in time. The rock he was on a moment ago shattered into a million pieces.
James appeared a hundred meters away. However, unable to withstand the searing pain, he collapsed to the ground and groaned in pain.
Though he practiced the art of medicine, he fell for Lucjan’s tricks regardless. He could no nothing about the Gu.
“Not bad… You have great durability. To think that you could endure the pain,” Lucjan said.
Holding the epee in his hand, he walked toward James.
Lucjan looked at James who was writhing in agony on the ground and sighed. “I really didn’t want to kill you, James. You are a talent who has immense potential. However, since you’re determined to go against me, I can only get rid of you. What a shame that you won’t be able to witness my future glory.
“Farewell…” At that moment, a figure charged toward him.
It was Thea, who had broken free of the Blood Emperor. Before she even arrived, a terrifying Murderous Energy whirled toward Lucjan like a storm.
Sensing the impending threat, he swiftly dodged the attack. As he dodged, the area he was in exploded. The ground shook, and the earth rumbled.
Thea charged toward James at great speed and grabbed him. Then, she swiftly left the area. Though she wanted to use this opportunity and kill Lucjan, the Blood Emperor had arrived. So, she could only give up on her objective. Or else, James could be plunged into danger.
Thea’s speed was extraordinary. Soon, she disappeared into the mountain ranges of Mount Olympus.
After she left, the Blood Emperor appeared before Lucjan.
“What the hell?” Lucjan’s face darkened, and he questioned him, “Can’t you even stop a single person?”
The Blood Emperor shrugged and said, “The Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect is really powerful. She possesses concentrated True Energy. Besides, her speed is not beneath mine. There’s no way I could stop her!”
Lucjan’s expression turned grim, and he said, “If we let him escape, he’ll be a menace in the future.”
“There’s much to do at the moment. We have to refine those we abducted today into puppets. That way, our strength will reach even greater heights. By then, there’s no need to be afraid of the Celestial Sect,” said the Blood Emperor.
“I guess I have no choice, then.”
Since James was saved by the Sect Leader of the Celestial Sect, there was nothing much Lucjan could do.
After saving James, Thea brought him to a safe spot and placed him gently on the ground, saying, “You won’t suffer pain if you don’t use True Energy. You should leave first. I will return and exterminate Lucjan and the Blood Emperor.”
Thea left James behind and turned to leave.