Jack took a sharp intake of breath when he heard this. “Where?” he said, panicking. “Help me wipe it off quickly!”
Lana could not help but grin at his flustered demeanor. She took out a piece of wet tissue. “Don’t worry,” she said. “I’ve got wet tissue here. I’ll wipe it off for you!”
As she spoke, she pressed the wet tissue against Jack’s face and carefully wiped the lipstick stain off.
The two were very close. Lana’s heart pounded wildly as she was mere inches away from Jack’s handsome profile.
After a while, she stepped backward, her cheeks slightly flushed. “All–all done!”
Jack nodded his head. “It’s about time. Let’s go. We should get back. Everything went by very smoothly, and we’ve got all the herbs we need. We can find a proper antidote for my father now.”
“All right. Let’s go!”
Lana threw the wet tissue into a trashcan nearby. The three quickly got onto the plane and left.
At that moment, in the White family’s estate.
Lily’s expression was grim. She called Dean and Yolanda. “What’s going on? It’s already been a few days. You still can’t find Jack? Which branch family did he go to? You two had better think of a way to kill him, understand? And you can’t let the members of the branch families witness it!”
On the other side of the phone, Dean flashed a bitter smile. “First Madam, we’ve visited over a dozen branch families over these past few days, and it shouldn’t have been a problem catching up to Jack, with our speed. But we don’t know why the branch families are all saying that Jack never came over. Not even one!”
“No way. Jack and his friends should have visited at least half of the branch families by now. No way that the ones you visited all so happened to be the ones he hasn’t visited yet.”
Lily’s features abruptly darkened after she heard that. She scrunched her brows together. “No. We’ve been fooled!”
“We’ve been fooled? How?”
Dean was confused.
“We’ve been fooled by Jack. That brat never had any intention to visit the branch families. He must have gone to some other place. He must have revealed that bit of information to us on purpose!”
The more Lily thought about it, the angrier she felt. It was highly likely that that was the case. After all, Dean and Yolanda should have caught up to Jack a long time ago, with their strength. Even if they could not catch up, they should have been able to find him at the branch families.
Yet they had not seen hide nor hair of Jack and his friends even after visiting so many branch families. That was why they must have fallen into a trap.
“Sh*t. So you’re saying that he was just toying around with us?”
Dean was so angry that he wanted to spew blood. He was a fighter at the beginner stage of the true god status, and he had been led in circles by the nose.
“That’s right. That brat never went to the branch families. You’ve wasted your time and energy!”
Lily was internally speechless as well. She felt sorry for Dean and Yolanda since it was her who had ordered them on this wild goose chase.
However, she had no way around it. How could she have known that Jack was so cunning that he would spread a false rumor just to trick them?
“Basically, this kid is being cautious against you!”
Dean released a sigh. Jack does not look very matured however credit must be given for his wits.