What was the point of living if she could not remember James?
However, she did not have long to live if she wanted to keep her memories.
Thea was on the fence.
Master Delphinia did not force Thea.
Instead, she said, “You don’t have to rush to a decision. Take your time to think it through first…”
Thea looked at Master Delphinia and asked, “How long will it take to extract my True Energy?”
Master Delphinia replied, “You’ve got relatively strong True Energy, so it’ll probably take a whole year to extract it completely. Also, you can’t suddenly stop the process after it begins. If you stop halfway, the side effects will be more severe and might be a little…”
Master Delphinia looked at Thea and cautioned her further. “Your blood is really unique since it’s already fused with the Spirit Turtle’s blood and has become something else entirely. Once your cultivation base is converted into Blood Energy, you won’t have your True Energy to suppress the effects of your blood. That’ll also pose a problem during the process. As for the specific consequences, I can’t say with certainty what will happen. Since you’re aware of your blood’s properties, you should know best.”
“Mhm.” Thea nodded. “I understand. I will maintain my decision…”
“There’s no rush. You can stay here for the time being. We can start once you’re really sure about your decision,” said Master Delphinia.
Thea temporarily settled down in the nunnery.
Meanwhile, James practiced in an open space outside Mount Jade’s vicinity.
He took out a Novenary Golden Pill and refined its energy, rapidly increasing his strength.
The Novenary Golden Pill’s effect lived up to its tales. It was worthy of the rumor of allowing one to enter the ninth rank.
James successfully refined the energy after one whole month.
A month later, James’ strength had already risen from the Fifth Stair’s peak to the Ninth Stair’s peak, placing him one step away from entering the ninth rank.
After spending one month refining the energy, James was anxious about Thea’s safety. Thus, he started to continue looking for Thea.
He traveled through mountains and rivers, searching every corner of the world.
In the following year, James searched everywhere in Sol and traveled around the world. However, he could not find Thea.
He had not cultivated for the whole year but his strength still remained at the peak of the Ninth Stair. Despite that, he had been studying and trying to truly grasp the Polaris Sword Art while searching for Thea.
His swordsmanship had improved significantly. He already comprehended the singularity of the Polaris Sword Art.
The singularity shared a similar concept to the Fourteen Heavenly Swords.
James did not concern himself with the affairs of the ancient martial world for the entire year, nor did he interfere with national affairs.
As such, he was ignorant about how the country had developed and did not know the current state of the ancient martial world.
This was a mountain range within Sol.
A man with long hair sat on a rock on the mountaintop.
The man was dressed in black and had shoulder-length hair.
A long sword was stuck into the ground beside him.
“It’s already been a year. Where are you, Thea?”
James looked at the mountain range, staring absent-mindedly at the distant rivers and landscape.
This year, he searched all across the world but could not find Thea. He started to believe Omniscient Deity’s claim that Thea had died a year ago.
When he thought about this, his heart felt like it had been stabbed by a knife. Tears welled up in his eyes and gradually rolled down his face.
Why didn’t you wait for me?
I promised to live quietly with you.
Why did you leave?
Couldn’t you wait a little longer for me to return? Even if you only had a few years left, I would’ve accompanied you to the end.
Why couldn’t you even give me the last few years of your life?
“Ahh…” James’ heart was full of sorrow.
He stood up and shouted, filling the air with his anguished cries.