Chapter 1,A Man Like None Other

“I’m finally out,” Jared Chance exclaimed as he forcefully took a deep breath of fresh air. Behind him was Horington Prison, where he had been locked up for the past three years. Today was the day he was released. “Hmm, I wonder how my parents are doing.” With a torn canvas bag on his back, Jared hurried home right away. Over the last three years, his parents never visited him. Hence, he was worried about them. On the way home, Jared kept looking at the bronze-colored ring he was wearing. There was a lifelike dragon carved on it. On top of the dragon’s head was a special symbol.

 

The ring was given to him by Draco, a friend from prison. Draco was a strange man. He would constantly ramble on about how he was the leader of the Dragon Sect and knew everything, including astrology, geography, medicine, and many more. Not only that, he even claimed that he could bring back someone from the dead. Everyone treated Draco as a madman and ignored him accordingly. Only Jared would chat with him and share his food occasionally.

Draco would tell Jared all sorts of strange stories about the Dragon Sect and Dragon Island. These were names that Jared had never heard before. Moreover, Draco would get Jared to accompany him in his meditation and martial arts training. Given how bored Jared was in prison, he gladly went along with it. At the end of three years, Jared had learned a plethora of martial art techniques and medical skills from Draco. On the fateful day of Jared’s release, Draco gave the ring to Jared and told him to go to Nameless Island within the Eastern Sea on the fifteenth of July that year.

he had learned from Draco, Jared naturally took his words seriously and promised to do as he was told. Nevertheless, there were still a few more months to go before July. Before he knew it, Jared had arrived at the entrance to his home. When he saw the dilapidated house in front of him, he felt

parents must have suffered a lot. Thinking back to what had happened three years ago, Jared was filled with anger. Back then, he and his girlfriend, Sandy Gibson, were at the stage where they were talking about marriage. They were classmates at university and had been in a relationship for two years. One day, when he was walking Sandy back home, both of them ran into Leyton Scott, who was drunk. Leyton was a rich kid in Horington, well-known for all

began touching her physically. As a famous rich kid, Leyton didn’t even bother to look at Jared. Consequently, Jared was incensed when he saw his girlfriend being taken advantage of. Picking up a brick from the ground, he smashed it onto Leyton’s head. One didn’t need to be a genius to guess the outcome. Considering

Jared was sentenced to three years in prison for assault. After hesitating for a long time, Jared knocked gently on the door. “Who is it?” When the door opened, a hunched-back old lady with a headful of white hair popped her head out. Reaching out one hand as if to feel something, she asked, “Who is it? Who’s knocking on

did Mom end up in such a state in just three years’ time? “Mom, it’s me.

also welling up in Jared’s eyes. “Mom, what happened to you?” Jared was baffled as to how his previously healthy mother turned out this way after just three short years. “Um, it’s a long story.

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