The memory went back to seven years ago.
When James finally woke up, he found himself tied to one of the pillars of a dark house. He tried to struggle, but it was to no avail.
"Caleb, check if the boy's awake or not." James heard a low voice from outside of the cottage. Without another word, he quickly shut his eyes. Since he didn't know who the other party was, it was better that he observed the situation first.
The door creaked open and a man stepped in. James didn't move, listening to the sounds around him.
"He's still asleep. You used too much drugs this time, Rhys," Caleb said, shoving James roughly. When James didn't react, Caleb sighed in frustration.
"Well, we brought him here not for sleeping," another man snarled back.
All of a sudden, Rhys poured a bucket of freezing water onto James's head.
He immediately opened his eyes to glare at them. Although James was just a young boy, he had a demeanor of a king. Even as he was tied and drenched with water, his eyes were still as cold as the winter seas. The two men couldn't help but shiver at the sight of his gaze.
that they'd succeed this time. After all, they had prepared for
started to work. He tried to piece together the backgrounds and the intentions of the men in front of him, as well as the environment he was placed
of things about the first born son of the Ling Group. Now, it seems, he's with us. Isn't this such a great day?" Rhys's eyes glinted as he bent closer. "I was told
wooden stick, and Rhys waved it mockingly in the air. "But if you make one mistake, this will fall on your
good look at their faces, but he wasn't afraid. "I don't care who gave you the orders, but I suggest you release me now."
his teeth. "I don't think so. See, we brought you here for money. However, it's up
the money, then you should've bargained with me. Do you really think it's that hard for the Ling Group to find where I am now? Besides, since you didn't even hide yourselves, I don't think you're planning on keeping
yours, asshole," he snarled. "But you surely got one thing right. We don't plan on leaving you alive
his forehead was already breaking down in
Rhys couldn't help but panic. He needed to get a hold of this boy or else his
easily? Don't be a fool!" Rhys took
grit his teeth. Although these men were doing their best to torture him, he wasn't planning on backing down. He glared at them like a furious tiger.
their victim's face, Rhys dropped the club. "You know what?" he snarled. "Let's
fear was already showing. "Well? What do we do now?" Caleb whispered. "You think