Grayson and Rudy had already been completely frightened by what had happened before. They wanted nothing more than to retreat. However, Jackie could only move forward.
Yet, there were some things he could not help but care about. If he went to Phoenix Valley alone, he would definitely be suspected of what had happened before.
If there were witnesses present, the matter could still be explained. Phoenix Valley was already somewhere Rudy and Grayson no longer cared about, but it was still where Jackie absolutely had to go.
Only by going to Phoenix Valley would Jackie be able to receive the nurturing necessary to become a seventh-grade alchemist. Only by becoming a seventh-grade alchemist would Jackie be able to earn a lot of spirit crystals.
He would then be able to obtain the ninth grade spirit crystals and make his preparations to enter Wild Gorge Path.
With that amount of spirit crystals, anyone would end up being unable to cope, but Jackie did not feel that much pressure.
Even though it was an incredibly large amount, Jackie felt like he would be able to earn it as long as he put his mind to it. Rudy walked forward with a frown, thinking about something.
After a while, he suddenly said, “I feel like it’s a bit of a pity if I just give up like that, but I also feel like Wild Gorge Path really isn’t that great a place to me.
“That place will definitely be filled with talented people. I might not be able to receive much attention even if I do go there. It’s probably better to go back to Golden Pills. Even though I’d be berated, I would still be given a lot of attention.”
Rudy could not help but look a little guilty as he said that. In the end, he was still a little hesitant about his decision. Before he had come here, he had felt like he would definitely be able to excel in Phoenix Valley.
He would be able to become a subject of admiration even among the older students. Yet, what had happened completely changed Rudy’s thoughts.
In the end, he was still reluctant. Grayson was more or less in the same mood as Rudy. After nodding, he continued Rudy’s words.
“Our life is the most important. Even though we might receive a lot of attention. After going to Phoenix Valley, Phoenix Valley will definitely have a lot of talented people around since it’s so important to the alliance. We might just be buried in the crowd.”
After saying that, Grayson looked over at Jackie. Jackie’s expression was calm as if what.they were talking about did not affect Jackie at all.
Feeling Grayson’s look, Jackie let out a slight laugh as he calmly said, “Don’t you know that there are some things you can’t control?”
Those words were meant for Rudy and Grayson. They were stunned when they heard that, not knowing what to say.
Jackie let out a sigh, “It’s fine if you don’t understand. You’ll know after a while. There are a lot of things that won’t go the way you want them to. Things have their own courses and movements.”
Jackie’s words were incredibly vague, causing Grayson and Rudy to be even more puzzled.
They did not know why Jackie said that even though Jackie had his reasons.
The two of them could not help but sulk.
Rudy gulped as he walked forward to Jackie’s side. He looked up and wanted to ask in detail, but as he was about to do so, he heard a series of footsteps in front.
The four of them looked toward where the sound was coming from. They saw a man in a green robe walking toward them.