James steepled his fingers on his lap and said, “I’ll try my best to find Delilah and see if I can use her to get her stepfather to cooperate with us.”
“It’d be best to do that as soon as possible.”
Quincy did not have much to say about the matter. She just hoped James could get it done quickly.
Orient Commerce was already developing at a blinding pace, and it would be difficult to take them down if it became a massive force.
“I still have other things to do, so I’ll take my leave…” Quincy picked up her bag on the table and prepared to leave.
She had specifically visited because Thea called, saying James had returned. Quincy wanted to report her progress to him.
“Alright. I owe you a meal when I have some spare time.” James did not hold her back from leaving.
Quincy turned around and left the house.
After she left, Thea asked, “Have you met with Maxine?”
“Yes. I’ve already met up with her and we chatted for a while.” James nodded, but upon remembering Maxine’s flirtatious behavior, he made a slightly distorted expression.
Thea noticed something was off and asked concernedly, “What’s wrong? Do you feel sick?”
“It’s probably fatigue. I haven’t been able to catch a break recently so I’ve been quite exhausted…” James made an excuse for his abnormal behavior.
Thea stood up, walked behind James, and began to massage his shoulders.
James leaned back into the sofa and enjoyed her soothing touch.
“By the way, when are you going to Mt. Thunder Pass in the Southern Plains?”
“There’s still a week left, so there’s no rush. I plan to head to Mt. Thunder before that and meet with the sect leader, Jackson, to ask him some questions.”
“What do you need to ask him about?”
“It’s some matters regarding Delilah.”
The matter had constantly been plaguing James’ mind.
“Alright…” Thea did not ask any further questions.
James continued to lean back and enjoyed Thea’s massage.
Thea’s hands were soft, and James gradually fell asleep under the comfortable massage.
It was already night when he woke up.
James found himself covered by a blanket after waking up and a smile crept up on his face.
“Thea…” He called out a few times, but no one answered.
James got up and walked out of the room. He went into the yard.
He spotted Thea waving a wooden sword around in the yard. Her movements were sluggish, and she looked like a rookie that never had any sort of training.
James walked over and asked, “What kind of sword technique are you practicing?”
Thea put away the wooden sword and replied with a smile, “It’s nothing. I’m just casually waving around the sword for fun.”
Seeing Thea practicing, he suddenly remembered the Polaris Sword Art in Polaris Sect’s holy site, the Sacred Fire Cavern.
He had already mastered the Thirteen Heavenly Swords and could execute thirteen Sword Energies. However, he had yet to reach the ultimate level of the Thirteen Heavenly Swords-manifesting the powerful fourteenth sword.
After witnessing the Polaris Sword Art, he gained some insight into the technique but did not have the time to practice.
Soon, he was about to head to Mt. Thunder Pass to fight. Despite that, he still did not know the identity of the challenger who sent the letter, nor did he know his opponent’s strength.
After visiting Mount Thunder Sect, he planned to undergo closed-door meditation for a few days in an attempt to master the fourteenth sword.
“Honey, what’re you thinking?”
Thea’s voice interrupted James’ thoughts.
He snapped back to reality and replied, “It’s nothing much. I was just thinking about a sect called Polaris Sect that I found abroad. I witnessed some of their sword techniques, and they inspired me to practice the Thirteen Heavenly Swords. After I visit Mount Thunder Sect, I plan to find a place around Mt. Thunder Pass in the Southern Plains to meditate in seclusion for a few days before taking on my challenger.”