Both Jeffrey and Clara gasped.
‘Isn’t he a beggar? Why is his strength so terrifying?’
Jeffrey’s legs weakened, and he fell to the ground; his face was pale, obviously unable to hold it any longer.
“Father!” Clara yelled bitterly and hurried forward to help her father.
At the same time, she did not forget to plead with Darryl. “Hero, please, save my father. Please!”
Darryl walked forward and checked out Jeffrey’s injuries and vitals. His expression was glum. He shook his head and said, “I’m sorry, I can’t do anything for him.”
Darryl was right that Jeffrey’s heart vein was pierced through, and he had lost too much blood. Even the gods, and even the Divine Farmer, were powerless to save Jeffrey.
Darryl remembered that only the heart of the Ocean could save the person when one’s heart vein was destroyed. However, there was only one Heart of the Ocean in the world. Ten years ago, when Dax’s heart vein was pierced, they had used that one and only Heart of the Ocean.
Clara slumped to the ground in despair.
Jeffrey forced a weak smile and said to Clara, “My dear daughter, don’t be sad. I feel better now that I know that you’re alright, and I’ll be able to go in peace.”
“Father, don’t say that. I must find a way to save you.”
Jeffrey waved his hand and smiled affectionately at Clara. “Don’t be stubborn. I am aware of my injuries.” As he was talking, he took a soft cloth bag and handed it to Darryl.
“Sir, you’ve saved my daughter’s life, but I can’t pay for your kindness. This is the treasure that those assassins wanted to snatch from me. I’ll give it to you now.”
Jeffrey’s weak face was overwhelmed with feelings. “It is true that the wealthy and talented may be targeted by hateful sentiments. My dear daughter, you must stay low in the future and don’t cause any trouble as I did.”
After he said the last sentence, Jeffrey turned his head and took his last breath.
“Father…” Clara was heartbroken. She laid beside her father and sobbed uncontrollably; she nearly fainted from grief.
Darryl sighed. When he unwrapped the cloth bag, he was startled.
He noticed that there was a strange-looking stone inside the cloth bag. It was vibrant and emitted an aura. It was a Heaven Repairing Stone, and the shape and size were just fit to open the fifth floor of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda!
He was very excited when he discovered the stone. He did not expect to find the very last piece of Heaven’s Repairing Stone in such a way. A few seconds later, Darryl frowned.
Jackie Yale had snatched the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda from him three years ago. When he returned from the Valley of Death, he was determined to reclaim the pagoda.
Darryl approached the assassins’ bodies and examined them. He discovered nothing useful. Organized killers are highly good at concealing their identity.
Clara had also stopped crying.
Darryl walked toward her and helped her to bury Jeffrey.
After they buried Jeffrey, Clara bowed to the tombstone. After that, she turned to Darryl and said, “Thank you. This is my business card. If you have any needs in the future, please get in touch with me. I’ll try my best to help you.”
Clara was grateful to Darryl, even when Darryl did not manage to save her father’s life. Darryl had saved her, and she would remember that grace for life.
Darryl took the business card and looked at it—Weiss Cloud Group President.
Unexpectedly, the young girl was the Weiss Cloud Group’s President.
Darryl put away his business card, and he was about to leave.
“Sir, may I know your name?” Clara asked.
Darryl stopped and pondered momentarily. “Darren.”