After driving for about forty minutes, Serena arrived at the Elys-Champ Hot Springs Villa.
She had made complete preparations before coming to Aurous Hill, with the help of her father.
Originally, her father didn’t agree to move the entire Mystic Harmony Sect to Aurous Hill, but Serena was a stubborn person and forced him to accept her decision. As a result, her father not only bought a four-star hotel in Aurous Hill for the sect but also provided them with a full-time nanny service.
He even sent one of his trusted confidants from the United States, along with a complete management team, to take over the operation and management of the hotel. The reason behind all this was to provide meticulous service to his daughter and the members of the sect, and make them feel comfortable in the hotel. Moreover, he also injected a whopping 50 million US dollars into the hotel to ensure that the members of the Mystic Harmony Sect were well taken care of during their stay.
In plain terms, the money at hand was designated for the operational expenses of the Mystic Harmony Sect. The hotel management team utilized the funds to furnish the sect with various sets of vehicles and stock up on daily necessities, with the remainder used for their living expenses.
Serena hopped behind the wheel of her Mercedes-Benz G63 and made her way to the Elys-Champ Hot Springs Hotel, a reservation arranged by her father.
The car had just been purchased from the 4S shop for an extra 800,000 the previous day.
As the road leading to the villa was still largely rugged terrain, Master Vail made it a point to wait for Serena at the entrance.
Upon arrival, he swiftly took up the co-driver’s seat and directed her up the mountain.
As they made their ascent, he asked, “Serena, how did you manage to communicate with your fellow sect member in Mystic Harmony? What convinced you to follow me so quickly?”
In truth, what Master Vail meant was whether Serena’s sudden appointment as the head of the sect would be accepted by everyone. With only a few days in the position, it was possible that not all members were fully convinced of her authority, let alone willing to follow her lead.
Serena wasn’t one to be fooled easily, so she spoke up. “Master, when I went back, I didn’t tell them that you gave me the position of head.”
Master Vail was taken aback. “Really? You didn’t tell them?”
Serena smirked. “Why should I? How would that convince them to follow me?”
Master Vail realized what she meant. “So, you told them that it was my idea to move the Mystic Harmony Sect to Aurous Hill?”
Serena nodded. “Exactly! You have the power and influence to make them obedient. Otherwise, why would they pack up and come here?”
“I… I can’t believe it,” Master Vail exclaimed. “You used my name to bring them here. But, as the head of Mystic Harmony Sect, how am I supposed to explain this to them?”
Serena spoke sternly. “Master, that’s not my problem. You’ll have to explain it to them.”
“Me?!” Master Vail was getting anxious. “But, I’m not even the real head!”
Serena asked with a hint of defiance. “Then, who is the real head, Master?”
She didn’t wait for his response and continued, “It doesn’t matter who the head is. I’m not the head anyway.”
Master Vail was fuming with anger as he blew on his beard and glared at Serena. “Why aren’t you? I’ve already passed on the position of head to you, along with the token and the entire book of ‘Great Way of Harmonious Unity.’ You’re the fortieth head of the Mystic Harmony Sect now! You can’t turn your back on this now, Serena!”
Serena replied with a serious expression. “Master, if you had handed over the ancestral medicine cauldron to me along with the position of head, I would bear it. But you didn’t. The cauldron disappeared when it came to me, and you expect me to take the blame for it? I can’t do that. You’re the thirty-ninth head of the Mystic Harmony Sect, and more than 200 members are waiting for you to lead them to Aurous Hill.”
Master Vail was on the brink of collapsing as he said, “What kind of mess is this? I even swore to Master Wade that I had nothing to do with Mystic Harmony Sect anymore, and now you come to me? How am I supposed to explain this to him?”
Serena simply shrugged. “Master, I can’t do anything about it.”
Suddenly, Master Vail had a thought and asked, “What did you tell Master Wade today? You promised to bring the whole Mystic Harmony Sect to study under him, but now you say you’re not the head. How are you going to explain that to him?”
Serena replied calmly, “Master, I confessed the truth to Mr. Wade and expressed my desire to grow under his leadership. But if he’s interested, with you as the head, the whole Mystic Harmony Sect can study under him. It’s as simple as that.”
Master Vail was outraged. “Serena, you’re just a young woman who knows nothing about martial arts! You’re being unfair to me. If Mr. Wade calls me a slave with two surnames, where will I put my old face?”
Serena snapped back, “Master, you wanted to pass on the headship to me, but you deliberately didn’t tell me about the medicine cauldron. You wanted to use me, and you’re the one being unfair to me!”