“Yes…” Tapio said, “That person was the Celestial Sect’s leader. She wielded the Malevolent Sword, which was left by the Prince of Orchid Mountain in the Snow Caverns of Mount Thunder Sect.”
Hearing this, the person behind the curtain fell silent.
After a while, the person spoke, “Alright, you don’t need to worry about her. I’ll personally deal with matters related to the Celestial Sect.”
“Understood. I’ll take my leave now.” Tapio stood up and quickly left the mountains behind.
While Thea stalked Tapio, James had already driven a great distance.
Half a day later, they returned to the Southern Plains.
Southern Plains City, Black Dragon Palace.
Although James did not stay in the Black Dragon Palace, it was his residence in the Southern Plains, and there were cleaners who regularly tidied up the place.
In the living room, James looked at Delilah sitting opposite him and looked her in the eyes. “What happened when you were captured?”
Delilah opened and closed her mouth for a long time trying to find the words to speak. “A lot of things have happened. Before the New Year, I felt it was no longer safe to stay in the Capital, so I left with my mother…”
She recounted everything that happened after leaving the Capital.
They headed to Eyrothia, found a small town, and rented a place to stay. However, it did not take long before someone found them.
Two of them were captured.
While they were held captive, they were transferred from place to place and somehow returned to Sol again. The majority of the time, she was unconscious.
Whenever she was conscious, her eyes were blindfolded, so she could not see the people who had captured them. As such, she was unaware of the people who brought her to the Southern Plains.
“My… My mother…” Delilah choked up and large teardrops began to trickle down the corners of her eyes.
“They forced me to reveal my father’s whereabouts and hand over the documents. However, I didn’t have any documents. My mother… She was tortured to death and didn’t make it…” Delilah burst into tears.
James felt a twinge in his heart when he heard Delilah’s depressing story. It was all his fault.
Had he been more careful and sent people to protect Delilah before she left the Capital, nothing would have happened to her, and her mother would not have died.
Delilah wept morosely. James sympathized with her pain.
With a serious expression, he vowed, “I won’t let those b*stards get away with this.”
After crying for a while, she gradually calmed down.
James comforted her and stroked her back gently. “It’s okay now… From now onward, no one will dare to touch you again. I won’t let anyone bring harm to you. I’ll bring you back to the Capital safely.”
He could not do anything else but give her a promise.
Delilah was in a horrible state. She had injuries all over her body. Fortunately, someone had evidently treated them, and the most grievous of her injuries had already closed up.
Exhausted from crying, Delilah fell asleep on the sofa.
During the whole process, Delainey remained silent.
It was not until Delilah fell asleep that she finally asked, “Mr. Caden, are you going back to the Capital after this?”
James nodded and said darkly, “There are still many things waiting for me to deal with in the Capital. I must resolve them as soon as possible.”
“C-Can I come with you?” Delainey looked at James pleadingly.
“What’re you going to do there?” James looked at Delainey with curiosity and cocked an eyebrow.
The challenge in the Southern Plains was over, and he already found out that the challenger was Delainey’s elder brother, Tapio. As for who sent him, that was still a mystery. However, there was no need for Delainey to follow him anymore. Moreover, he did not have the time to look out for her.
Delainey said softly, “I know my brother very well. He’s a true martial art genius. No matter what technique it was, he could learn it almost instantly. He sent you the letter of challenge to duel in Southern Plains. I still don’t know what he is up to, but I’m sure that won’t be the last time you see him. I’d like to follow you for the time being to see if I can meet him again.”
Delainey stated her purpose for following James.