To prevent the unexpected from happening, they did not release Dudley on the spot, but took him and his brother toward the city, away from the border of Mount Beasts.
After traveling for five or six miles, Jackie turned around and looked at Dudley, who was sporting a frightening expression on his face. His heart was throbbing wildly, for fear that Jackie would kill him. After all, the two of them were now useless. If they let them go, it was very likely that they would report back to the Corpse Pavilion. In fact, he would not have let himself go if he was in Jackie’s position.
Dudley took a deep breath and said with a trembling mouth, “Don’t worry, my lord, I will definitely not rat you out. After all, those people are still in the trap array. You just need to leave us here and we’ll stay here for a while before going back.”
What he said was a bit incoherent, because he was too scared, which caused him to speak too quickly.
Jackie chuckled. “I’m not the kind of person who breaks their promises. I will hold up my part of the deal even though killing you now is the better option for us. However, I will leave a restriction on your bodies which will be automatically lifted in about two days. I’ll advise you both to stay here and not run around because death is guaranteed if you encounter any fierce beast. Whether the two of you will come out of this alive depends on your luck now.”
With the restriction on them, even if they return to the Mount Beasts, they would not be able to enter the Mount Beasts through the trap array. Even if they could enter, they would not be able to use their true energy to fend for themselves should they come across any fierce beast or monsters.
The best solution for them was to stay where they were, wait for the restriction to be lifted from their bodies, and then return to Mount Beasts. By then, Jackie and the others would have arrived safely in their own Clan associations and need not be wary of them anymore.
Relief washed over Dudley. He nodded vigorously, wishing to pat his chest and promise, “You can rest assured that we’ll stay here for two days and not cause you any trouble.”
Jackie chuckled. He did not take his words seriously at all. He turned his head and glanced at the other people. After all, they were not in the same Clan associations, they would have to part ways here.
Albion cupped his hands in a salute toward Jackie and said from the bottom of his heart, “Thank you, Brother Jackie, for your care all this time. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be able to get out of Mount Beasts safely.”
Jackie was not humble either. After all, what Albion said was true. He just nodded and said nothing.
Dwight glanced at Jackie and said, “You are the most talented person I have ever seen. You will definitely shine in the Dual Sovereign Pavilion in the future. I will treat you to a meal if you ever come to the Thousand Leaves Pavilion.”
Jackie nodded, and they exchanged a few more words before parting ways. The Thousand Leave Pavilion was toward the west, and the Dual Sovereign Pavilion was a little more toward the east. When saying their goodbyes, Albion-and others tried to exchange formalities with Elder Godfrey for a long time, but perhaps because of his serious injury, or perhaps because of other reasons, Elder Godfrey did not return their sentiments.
After saying goodbye to each other, Jackie, Nash, and Elder Godfrey made their way back to the Dual Sovereign Pavilion.