“Sorry, Dustin, I couldn’t help you.” Nikki was kneeling on the ground, feeling guilty.
“I didn’t expect things to turn out that way. You worked hard, yet you didn’t get anything in
“I don’t care about any of that. On the other hand, have you ever thought of leaving the Jade. Maiden Sisterhood?” Dustin asked suddenly.
He was upset when Brittany hit Nikki earlier but didn’t intervene.
Firstly, it was because that was an internal conflict within the Jade Maiden Sisterhood.
Secondly, it was to make Nikki recognize reality sooner.
“Leave? Why?” Nikki frowned.
“The Jade Maiden Sisterhood has a bad environment. They don’t set good examples, either. It’s not suited for someone like you,” Dustin said bluntly.
“Hey! I won’t let you insult my guild like that!” Nikki’s expression hardened, upset with.
“Am I wrong? A guild that distorts the truth and doesn’t follow reason won’t have a future,” Dustin stated calmly.
“Madam Edith treats me well. You just haven’t noticed,” Nikki defended.
“Don’t be naive. If she truly cared for you, she wouldn’t have let you suffer injustice.”
Dustin chuckled. “She knew what happened, yet she chose to side with Brittany.
“She even made you kneel in humiliation despite your significant contribution. Do this is the behavior a mentor should have?”
“Stop talking! Madam Edith is not like what you think!” Nikki shook her head repeatedly.
“Fine, let’s wait and see then.” Dustin smiled weakly, not saying anything more.
Inside Zephyr Lodge, a horrible shriek pierced through the night sky, echoing throughout that night.
It was none other than Edith who screamed.
All the Jade Maiden Sisterhood disciples were in an uproar and rushed toward where Edith was staying.
As soon as they entered the courtyard, they saw Edith lying on the ground as she spat out
Compared to her usual graceful appearance, she appeared pale and listless. Her hair had also turned half–white.
She looked as if she had aged by more than a decade.
“Madam Edith! What happened to you?” Brittany was shocked and rushed up to help her.
“T–there’s something wrong with the Jade Maiden Scripture. I–I went to extremes during training “Edith coughed violently. As she spoke, she spat out another mouthful of blood.
“What? You went to extremes?”
The group’s expression shifted upon those words. The Jade Maiden Scripture was a precious. treasure their guild’s ancestors passed down.
How could it have possibly caused such problems?
“Brittany, where did you get the Jade Maiden Scripture? It caused Edith to go to extremes in training!”
Right then, the elderly woman beside Edith suddenly grabbed Brittany by the throat. Her expression was menacing.
“Madam Letitia, it had nothing to do with me. I’ve never thought of harming Madam Edith!” Brittany shook her head, looking desperate.
She suddenly thought of something and quickly explained, “I get it now! It must be Nikki who was behind this. She must have done something to the scripture when I got her to look for it!”
“That’s right! Nikki must have conspired with Dustin to frame Brittany!” the disciples said.
“That traitor! Seize her and bring her here for questioning immediately!” Letitia screamed in
“Right away!” the disciples answered and left hastily.
Soon, Nikki, whose hair was disheveled, was brought into the courtyard. She was tied up.
“What are you guys doing? Let me go!” Nikki struggled relentlessly, feeling wronged.
She had just finished her bath. And the moment she stepped out, she was captured by her fellow disciples.
“Nikki Horst! You acted in defiance of authority and betrayed the guild. How do you think you should be punished?” Letitia glared at Nikki.
“Betrayed the guild?” Nikki was taken aback.
“Madam Letitia, what the hell are you talking about?”
“You altered the Jade Maiden Scripture in secret, which led to Edith going to extremes in
training. Are you still going to deny it?” Letitia roared.
“What? Madam Edith went to extremes in training?” Nikki was shocked, her gaze darting around. She quickly noticed Edith in a listless state.
She asked anxiously, “Madam Edith! How did this happen? Are you alright?”