James turned around in his wheelchair.
At the moment, he was at the heart of the village, in a detached manor. This manor was constructed with bricks. It was a single-story house.
From the courtyard, he saw some cooking smoke coming out of the kitchen. Through the window, he could see Thea. She was very busy in the kitchen.
When he saw that, James felt uncomfortable. Really uncomfortable. He knew that he did not want this.
James roared loudly in his heart, but he did not dare to let it out. He was afraid that if he actually shouted, Thea would be alarmed.
I can’t be like this! I can’t spend my life in a wheelchair!
James’ heart began to fill with fierce determination.
I must recover… There’s no option but to recover..
Given his current position, he knew that even if he wanted to retire in peace right now, his enemies would prevent him from doing so.
He was holding onto a number of secrets.
If Malgudi had a war and Lucjan did not die, Lucjan would never let him get away.
Considering that Lucjan wanted to get his Medical Book and learn Crucifier’s secret from him, Lucjan would undoubtedly send someone to search for him. He had to finish cultivating the Nine Scriptures of Ordeals before that and regain his strength.
James was entranced while staring at Thea.
Shortly after, Thea finished preparing lunch.
She walked out of the room with a brilliant smile on her face, “It’s all done, Honey. Come, let’s go inside and eat.”
Thea walked over and pushed his wheelchair.
After they entered the house, Thea began to feed James his lunch.
The whole time, James did not say anything.
Thea then started to eat after feeding James.
Looking at James, who had remained silent, she could not help but put her fork down and asked, “What’s the matter, Honey? Something on your mind?”
“No…” James regained his composure and shook his head slightly.
Even though he said no, Thea could tell that James was preoccupied.
She looked at James and said softly, “I know you’re frustrated. You don’t want to spend your life in a wheelchair. Honey, I promise I’ll definitely heal you. Just give me some time, okay?”
“It’s really nothing, Thea. This isn’t all that bad.” James had a forced smile on his face.
Thea said quietly, “I know you’re not going to give up so easily. After all the work you put in before, you’re now in this small, desolate village. I know you’re definitely frustrated and anxious. You still care about the country.”
James fell silent when he heard that.
Thea did not say anything else. She picked up her fork and began eating on her own. She was aware that although James was physically present, his heart was elsewhere. James’ heart was in the Capital. He had been constantly worrying about the state of affairs there.
Thea soon finished her lunch. She started cleaning up the table after she finished eating, then went to the kitchen to wash the dishes.
As soon as she had finished tidying up, she wheeled James around the village and eventually back into the courtyard.
Leaning against his wheelchair, James enjoyed the sun.
The springtime sun was warm.
When it shone on his body, he felt incredibly cozy.
At three o’clock in the afternoon…
“Do you want to stay at home or go to the farm with me, Honey? I’m going to work on the lands outside the village and plant some vegetables…” Thea looked at James as she asked for his thoughts.
James did not want to go outside right now. He just wanted some time to himself.
“I’d like to sleep for a while…”
“Alright. I’ll wheel you back inside.”
Thea pushed James into the house. She lifted him out of the wheelchair and set him down on the bed before covering him with a blanket.
After that, she took out a phone from the side and said, “Here’s the phone. I’ll put it next to the bed. I’ve already set it up to be voice-controlled. If you miss me, give me a call, and I’ll come back right away.”
“Okay…” James nodded softly.