In Guanling, in the villa.
When Scott opened his eyes, a beam of sunlight was falling on his face. He could only faintly see a fine figure sitting at his bedside. Because the sunlight was so blinding that he couldn’t see who was sitting here.
He subconsciously assumed that the person sitting at his bedside was Edith. He had never felt more exhausted than climbing high ladder for the last few years, so even when he was awake, he was still a little dazed.
He thought he was still in J City, still at his home, and now what he saw was just a scene of his ordinary morning – Edith got up a little earlier than him and was sitting by his bedside to stare at him.
Thinking of this, a smile appeared on Scott’s face, after which he reached out to grab her hand, gently placing it on his face for a moment.
“Why are you getting up so early, come back to bed and rest for a while, I want to hug you.” Scott said.
The moment her hand was grabbed, her body already was froze, and when she heard Scott’s words, she was startled, then she quickly pulled her hand back and whispered, “Rascal!”
Scott was stunned, then he hurriedly got up from the bed, and only after there was no more direct sunlight blinding his eyes did he see clearly who the person sitting at his bedside was.
That person was not Edith, but Annabel.
Only then did Scott remember that he was currently in Guanling and had just finished climbing high ladder, so Edith could not be here.
Thinking about what he had just said, Scott felt so embarrassed and explained, “Sorry, I was a bit confused just now and mistook you for someone else.”
A pink flush spread over her cheeks, because Scott’s words seemed to turn her on a bit. Annabel glared at Scott and said, “What a lame excuse you have.”
Scott was about to explain that he wasn’t making excuses, but Annabel wasn’t going to listen, she got up from the bed, walked towards the window and said, “You were in a coma for two days, Terence said he didn’t have a caring girl over there, so he asked me to take care of you over here. Since you’re awake now, I don’t want to be around a bastard like you all the time.”
Scott was dumbfounded, he didn’t expect that Annabel had taken care of himself for two days, and it was Terence who asked her to come to take care of him.
Could it be that Terence was trying to set Annabel up with him? He didn’t believe that there was no woman at his place that could take care of him.
He remembered that he hadn’t told Terence that he was already married. It was understandable for Terence, as a father, to consider his son’s marital affairs.
In the end, he just smiled helplessly and said to Annabel, “Thank you.” “Humph! I don’t need your thank-you, I’m just taking care of you for Terence’s sake, don’t you really think that I want to stay here with you?” Annabel said arrogantly.
At this moment, a girl came into the room and said, “Miss, you need to have a rest, you’ve been here for two days, I’ve sent away Guanling’s owner’s people many times, why do you have to take care of him by yourself…”
That girl was Annabel’s maid, and she did not expect Scott had already woken up, so she spoke out as soon as she entered the room.
After hearing this, Annabel immediately glared at the girl, winking at her to shut up, but unfortunately that girl spoke too fast and Scott already heard what she said.
When Scott heard the girl’s words, he felt a little amused as well, he didn’t expect that Annabel was fooling him just now, it turned out that it was her own intention to take care of him here.
He stared at Annabel again, whose face was as red as an apple. She was so embarrassed that she even wanted to bury herself immediately.
“What are you talking about? Who wants to be here with him? I’d like to leave right away. You just get out!” Annabel shouted at the girl.
The girl realized that she had said something wrong, so she covered her mouth immediately and ran out with a smile on her face.
This was the first time she had ever seen her lady to be so panicked, who usually was a cold and calm girl. It seemed that she had a crush on Scott.
Scott smiled and looked at Annabel mysteriously as if he was asking her why she was lying.
When Annabel saw that Scott was laughing at her, she was a little upset, and a feeling of wanting to act like a spoiled child surged into her heart, but she held it back so that she wouldn’t lose her temper.
Scott was about to make a joke with Annabel, but when he thought of what happened between him and Lily earlier, he gave it up. In his opinion, it was uneasy to thank a girl or make a joke with her, because it was possible that the girl may misunderstand him and think he was flirting with her by making a joke.
One Lily had already made Scott headaches and felt guilty, and he didn’t want that to happen again.
“I am awake now, you can go back.” In order to show Annabel how heartless he was, he took his smile back and said with an indifferent expression.
When Annabel heard that Scott had actually sent her off like that, she felt a burst of anger and even felt wronged in her heart.
But for the sake of saving her face, she couldn’t say anything and muttered, “I can’t wait to get out of here.” After that, she walked towards the door.
When she was almost at the door side, she stopped again and turned back to look at Scott, pretending to ask casually, “I heard Terence said that once you wake up, he will arrange you to leave Guanling, after you leave here, are you going back to B City?” Scott nodded and asked, “What are you asking this for?”
Receiving an affirmative answer, Annabel raised her head and said arrogantly, “It’s none of your business.”
After that, she walked towards the outside.
Scott didn’t think much about it, and after Annabel left, he got off from the bed and stretched out, only to feel that his bones were falling apart.
This time, climbing high ladder had indeed allowed him to bring out all the power inside his body, but the battle with Kacper at the end had truly brought him out to his limit as well.
If it wasn’t for the poultice made of mushrooms that his master had forced him to apply on his body back then, Scott, who had experienced such a violent battle, would have had to lie in bed for a month or two to recover.
Those poultices had not only made him incredibly strong, but they had also greatly improved his physical fitness, which made him more resilient than average persons.
After he had stretched out himself and fully recovered, he intended to go to find Terence.
It was at this moment that he suddenly realized that something was wrong, then he reached out and tugged at his trousers, glancing towards the inside.
“Where are my underpants?” A question popped up in Scott’s mind.
Afterwards, his eyes widened as he thought of Annabel’s insistence on staying by his side for the past two days.
She couldn’t have taken it off, could she? This girl with a special fetish couldn’t have done something to him while he was asleep, could she? On his way to Artificial lake island.
Montgomery ran over to Scott and looked at him with admiration, and said, “Boss, you are really an amazing man. You have succeeded in climbing high ladder, throughout history of Guanling, there were only two people who succeeded in climbing high ladder, and those two people were both absolute demons, and now, you have become the third.”
Scott smiled at him and said, “If you dive yourself into improving your strength, you also have a chance to succeed in the challenge.”
He was not talking big. Montgomery was from that village in the mountain, he had eaten many mushrooms that could make people stronger since he was young, although the effect of eating them directly was definitely not as good as the poultice made by Scott’s master from those mushrooms, but it still could work on people.
Moreover, Montgomery had a strong body, and as long as he was willing to work hard to improve his strength, it was only a matter of time before he had the strength that would enable him to succeed in climbing high ladder.
“I’d rather forget about it, it looks like I am seeking death by challenging the top ten experts of the List of the Ares.” Montgomery continued, “Boss, something big happened over the past two days when you were in a coma.”
“What?” Scott asked.
“It’s that Nate who gave you trouble before, died in Guanling, and because of him, his father Jonas was also unlucky, it was said that Jonas was infuriated by him and died later. The whole Cunningham family was wiped out the next day, everyone guessed that this was done by the owner of Guanling.” Montgomery said, he still didn’t know that the owner of Guanling was Scott’s father.
When Scott heard Montgomery’s words, he raised his eyebrows, he could be sure that this was done by Terence, what he didn’t expect was that the power Terence now wielded was so huge, in just one day, he had actually wiped out the entire Cunningham family.
It seemed that after Terence had taken over Guanling, he had indeed made the place change greatly.
Scott did not intend to tell Montgomery that the owner of Guanling was his father, nor did he intend to take Montgomery out with him, he wanted to let Montgomery hone his skills in Guanling for a few more years, and when he was strong enough, then he would let Terence release Montgomery out.
On Artificial lake island, after Scott got on the yacht, those two men meeting him from last time looked at him with full respect, they couldn’t wait to kneel on the ground and drive the yacht to pick up Scott.
Scott went all the way to the villa and walked to Terence’s room, where he saw Terence sitting at his desk staring at a stack of documents.
When Terence saw Scott coming, he smiled at him and said, “If you recover well, you can leave here, we have a feud with the Turner family, they will not let us go, and we will never let them underestimate us, I have been waiting for an opportunity to take revenge all these years, and now you are our hope.”
Scott nodded, after knowing the true origins of his grandfather and father, Scott had made revenge, his next biggest goal.
Terence must have also wanted to pin his hopes on him, he had accumulated so much power over the years, so that he could be Scott’s solid backing when he grew up.
“Itis also my duty to avenge my grandfather, and I will be obliged to do so.” Scott said firmly, “But I want to know, father, what is the reason why you cannot leave Guanling?”