The world would be full of ninth-ranked grandmasters in the past thousand years if it were so easy.
Hearing this, Sky heaved a sigh in relief.
He had ascended the Skyward Stairway’s Ninth Stair and thought he could step into the ninth rank if he obtained a Novenary Golden Pill. However, he underestimated what was required. After refining the Novenary Golden Pill, he only reached the Ninth Stair’s peak.
He was still one step short of the ninth rank. Despite it being the last step, he could not take it, no matter how hard he tried.
Although he sighed in relief, he still asked doubtfully, “You and I should be of the same rank. Why do I feel like your strength is much greater than mine?”
James said with a smile, “Because I cultivated my own True Energy. At most, I only relied on the Novenary Golden Pills. You, on the other hand, absorbed most of your True Energy from others, causing your True Energy to be impure. As a result, your True Energy is much weaker than mine, even though we’re of the same rank.”
Sky glared at James.
He wanted to speak but could not bring himself to say anything. However, a murderous intent rose in his heart.
James was powerful. He could not stand against James now.
Sky planned to find a chance to get rid of James secretly.
He plotted to kill James as soon as he received what he wanted from the Blood Race. By getting rid of James, he could become the greatest martial artist and do as he pleased.
He could not be at ease with James alive. With James around, he would have to be constantly on guard in the future.
“In half a month, I’ll come and see you again. We’ll meet very soon, James.” Sky turned around and left.
After he turned, a wound appeared on his arm, and blood dripped down, instantly staining his palms red. His face was filled with pain.
“Damn it! How is he so strong?” Sky cursed out softly.
James watched as Sky left.
He was relieved that Sky’s strength was still beneath him. That assured him that he did not have to worry if Sky wanted to attack him when they headed to the Blood Race.
James did not linger anymore and also left.
It was still morning when he departed.
At three in the afternoon, he returned to Cansington.
He had been gone for a month and was unsure what had happened with Thea. As soon as he reached Cansington, he rushed to the Callahans’ villa.
Thea had been bored for the past month in the Callahans’ villa.
She only had memories of before the age of eighteen and had no recollection of what had happened for the past eleven years. With the sudden gap between her memories and the current time, she could not get accustomed to her life.
The Callahans had also explained everything that had happened in the past eleven years to her, mainly focusing on James.
They had convinced her, and she was starting to believe that James was her husband. However, James had only shown up twice and then stopped coming to see her.
A month had passed since James last appeared. For some reason, she subconsciously started to miss James in her heart and wanted to see him.
“Let’s go shopping, Thea.”
Thea sat in the yard outside the Callahans’ villa in a daze. Suddenly, a sexy, beautiful woman in a red dress walked toward her.
It was Quincy.
Quincy had established New Era Commerce by herself. Now that it was going on the right track, she could cut herself some slack.
After hearing about Thea, she quickly rushed to see her. She arrived in Cansington a month ago and had been visiting Thea frequently.
Thea and Quincy used to be best friends and had known each other since long ago.
Thea gave Quincy a listless look and said, “Quincy, it’s you. I don’t feel like going today…”
“What’s the matter? There seems to be something on your mind.” Quincy walked over and sat down beside her.
Thea propped her chin up and looked into the distance, saying softly, “I’m thinking about whether James is my husband or not… If he’s my husband, why hasn’t he come to see me for the past month? But if he isn’t, why would my family insist he is?
Thea’s face was full of confusion.
She gently knocked her head and said, “How did I end up like this? Why did I lose my memories? I want to know what I forgot and what exactly happened during the past eleven years.”