Sky looked at James with a smile on his face. However, deep down, he gnashed his teeth in frustration.
James was a huge menace to him. He had to find an opportunity to get rid of him once and for all. However, now was not the time.
He planned to finish James off secretly once the battle at the Nashaxi Desert was over.
Though he was in the same realm as James, the other party’s True Energy was slightly stronger than his. He stood no chance against James if he confronted him head-on. However, if he could lure him into an ambush, he could gravely injure James no matter how strong James was.
Should that come to pass, the outcome would be vastly different.
Meanwhile, James looked at Sky with a smile.
He did not trust Sky either. Ever since Tapio Cabral schemed against him at King Quavon’s Mausoleum a year ago, he kept his guard up at all times. All this while, he had been wary of Sky.
“Here’s to a pleasant cooperation.”
Sky extended his arm to shake James’ hand. James, however, only smiled faintly and turned to leave.
Sky smiled and followed close behind.
After leaving the airport, they purchased an SUV and some daily necessities before heading to the Nashaxi Desert.
Though Nashaxi was a small nation, the Nashaxi Desert occupied ninth tenths of the country’s area.
The trip to the Nashaxi Desert would take two days. So, James and Sky did not rush things. The journey which required two days to traverse took them three days in total.
On the third day, in the middle of the desert.
James sat in the passenger’s seat and smoked his cigarette.
Upon seeing Sky stopping the SUV, he asked, “This desert is huge. How are we supposed to find the venue?”
Sky said, “There’s no need for us to hurry. We’ll continue on our journey once I’m done refueling the SUV Soon, we should be able to arrive at the tournament venue.”
James was not in a hurry. With his current strength, only a few could defeat him. So, the dragon blood was in the bag, at least in his opinion.
Sky got off the SUV, opened the trunk, and grabbed a barrel that he prepared beforehand to refuel the vehicle.
Soon, the vehicle was refueled. Then, he continued driving
After half a day
They were now in the depths of the desert.
James could see an oasis in the distance. There was also a castle constructed here.
Sky pointed at the castle before them and said, “This is one of the Blood Race’s strongholds. However, this isn’t their headquarters.”
As he said that, he got off the SUV.
The two walked over to the castle.
Before they could enter, they saw someone walked out.
It was Yovani, the First Blood Emperor.
Looking at James and Sky, he flashed them a smile. “Please enter, martial artists from Sol…”
Under the First Blood Emperor’s guidance, they entered the castle.
James was brought to a room inside the castle.
He scanned his surroundings. The room was renovated like a palace, flaunting its grandeur and its riches.
“Living a rather comfortable life, I see. To think they would construct a castle in the middle of a desert…” James murmured.
He wanted to discuss matters with Sky. Before he could leave, a knock came on the door, and he stood up and answered it.
The First Blood Emperor stood by the door, and behind him were a couple of blonde-haired, white-skinned women who wore revealing costumes.
The First Blood Emperor said smilingly, “As I knew you’d come, I prepared a little something for you. Here are a few women for you to choose from if they’re to your liking.”
“What are you standing there for? Hurry up and greet James.”
“Hello, James…” They spoke in a melodious tone in unison.