Apparently, the location of Iris Meskill’s tomb had finally been found. It was rumored to be in the Black Forest.
When the news got out, many martial artists rushed to Lester to try their luck. After all, such opportunities were rare.
Meanwhile, in a sedan heading toward Lester, Dustin stared out the window, lost in thought. Abigail sat beside him, chatting nonstop.
“Dr. Watkins told you to take care of yourself and take your medicine on time. Remember not to use your true energy, or it could mess you up inside,” she said.
“Also, I have no idea who leaked news about Iris Meskill’s tomb, but many people are going after the treasure now. So, the competition’s going to be tough.
“Oh, and one more thing. Last night, some skilled person broke into the alliance’s prison and rescued Spring Hill.
“The alliance sent people to catch him, but no luck so far,” Abigail reported as she scrolled through her messages.
Dustin, who had been zoning out, finally responded, “Spring Hill escaped? Who could have broken him out of the martial arts alliance’s prison?”
“According to Mr. Adler, it looks like Shadowslayer did it. The alliance was also caught off guard,” Abigail explained.
“It might have been possible if it was Dimitri Gonzalez we’re talking about. Still, I didn’t expect them to take such risks for a pawn.” Dustin narrowed his eyes.
“Something’s been bothering me since Paul Hill’s death,” Azalea suddenly said.
As Abigail’s bodyguard, Azalea always stayed close to Abigail.
“What is it?” Dustin raised an eyebrow.
“I don’t know. I just feel that we’re being led by the nose.” Azalea crossed her legs and began
pondering about it.
“For now, just focus on the Shadowbloom.” Dustin closed his eyes, uninterested.
“Fine,” Dustin responded without hesitation.
He couldn’t care less about the treasures. All he needed was the Shadowbloom.
“Alright, that’s a deal!” Nikki beamed.
She was surprised. She expected him to bargain with her.
“Let me know when you discover anything.” Dustin spun around to leave.
Nikki grabbed his arm and asked tentatively, “What happened before this was my fault, so I’d like to apologize to you.
“Can you forgive me? I hope we can still be friends.”
Her eyes teared up as she put on a pitiful act.
“We’re merely doing business, so don’t bring that up.” Dustin brushed Nikki’s hand aside cooly and walked out without looking back.
He would never have agreed to mee
her if he had no use for her.
“Why are all of you like this? I already gave in and apologized, so why can’t you guys give me a chance?
“Just wait till I make all of you surrender to me!” Nikki seethed through gritted teeth.
After a moment, she took a deep breath to compose herself.
She stored the scripture away carefully and made herself presentable before going into another private room.
And there sat Samuel Franklin.
“Mr. Franklin, I have valuable intel for you. However, you’ll have to agree to my conditions first.”
By the following day, a shocking piece of information began spreading in the martial world.