As the commander of an army named Bloodshadow, Billy Gardner is a legend on the battlefield with a hard-fought fate. He was adopted by a family in Ozin. Five years ago, his foster family was wiped out by their enemy. Luckily, Billy narrowly escaped and he was saved by a lady, who tenderly healed the wounds for him. Later on, he was taken away by a mysterious man. That lady is none other than Harleen Knight, a famous beauty who is soft-hearted. At that time, Billy was half-conscious and later he lost all memory of what happened. The next day upon waking up, he found Harleen had already left and she took a dragon-shaped jade pendant from him as a keepsake. Five years later, a text message from his daughter recalls him from the battlefield of swords to the world of mortals...
Chapter 1 His Daughter
The setting sun was like blood, and the sand filled the sky. The territory was located on the western border, more than 100 kilometers inside the enemy's border.
A Battle lasting for three months drew to a close. Only bodies and blood were left in an inferno of battle. A young man with a sword of Bloodshadow in his hand was sitting there on the ground. There was a body without a head not far away from him.
The young man in plain clothes was named Billy Gardner, the supreme commander of Army of Bloodshadow, and the King of the West.
And the body without a head belonged to the Commander-in-Chief of the enemies.
In no time, five figures flashed at lightning speed from five different directions and in the blink of an eye, they arrived beside the young man and knelt on one knee. All five of them were dressed in battle armor, with a righteous and imposing aura. They exuded a suffocating scent of blood from head to toe.
"Commander, the elite enemy troops have been completely wiped out!" The man in military attire who led the group spoke respectfully.
His name was Casey Kimmons, Billy's lieutenant. The remaining four people were the leaders of the Army of Bloodshadow's four major legions: Azure Dragon, White Tiger, Vermilion Bird, and Black Tortoise.
"Get up, take a break and regroup, let's head back to the capital!" Billy lit a cigarette and took a puff.
The five people stood up at the same time.
At that moment, Billy's phone beeped with a notification sound. He pulled out his phone and saw two voicemail messages.
"Dad, why aren't you answering me? It's Tasha... I've sent you so many messages, why won't you reply to me? I'm scared, I've been kidnapped by bad people. I can't find my mom..."
The voice was from a little girl in extreme fear.
"Hey kid, you got the wrong number. I’m not your dad. Are you okay? Did something happen to you?"
Billy adjusted his emotions and replied. He had received two similar messages from this number last night but he was too busy fighting for his life to respond.
Beep! Beep! Beep!
Another message came through and the little girl was now crying hysterically.
"Dad is lying! Mom said... this is your number. Is Tasha not good enough for dad?"
"Tasha is scared. The bad people said I won't see my parents again after today... I'm really scared..."
"Dad doesn't even know what Tasha looks like yet, right? I took a picture on my birthday last month and sent it to dad. Dad has to remember what Tasha looks like!"
After the voicemail message came through, a photo followed of an adorable little girl with rosy cheeks and big expressive eyes that seemed to speak volumes.
After seeing this photo, a wave of murderous intent exploded from Billy like a mountain torrent.
At this moment, the temperature of the air around suddenly dropped to freezing point, and the entire void felt suffocating as if dark clouds were pressing down.
The five young people beside couldn't help but shiver with fear, their faces full of astonishment and horror. Having followed their commander for so long, they had never felt this level of murderous intent before.
"Commander, what happened?" Casey took a deep breath before asking.
Billy didn't respond to him and picked up his phone to dial the little girl's number. However, there was a busy tone coming from the microphone. Billy was unwilling to give up and dialed again, but the situation remained the same.
"Casey, no matter what method you use, I need to get to Ozin immediately!" Billy turned to Casey and roared in a low voice, his body filled with killing intent.
"Yes, sir!" Casey didn't waste any time and took out her phone to make the call.
"Black Tortoise, mobilize all resources and immediately locate the owner of this phone number!" Billy then looked at the other four people and reported the little girl's phone number.
"Yes!" The four of them stood up and saluted, then quickly got busy.
Five minutes later, an off-road vehicle sped towards the border at extreme speed.
"Commander, what’s happening?” Casey looked at Billy immersed in hate and asked him in the car.
"She is my daughter!" Billy's voice was icy and his eyes were bloodshot. While speaking, memories emerged one by one in my mind.
Billy had a rough fate, since he left home at a young age, wandered to Ozin City and was adopted by the Miles family head. Five years ago, his adoptive father's family was exterminated one night, and he narrowly escaped with a few knife wounds. He was saved by the Knight family's eldest daughter Harleen Knight in the end. Shortly after Harleen took him to a hotel, he fainted due to exhaustion. Harleen bought medicine to treat his injury for him, and it wasn't until two nights later that he regained a bit of consciousness.
After waking up, he held Harleen like a child and cried bitterly with mixed emotions. Out of a compassionate mindset, Harleen allowed him to tightly embrace her in his arms. She knew that Billy needed an outlet for release. At that time, Billy was half-conscious and later he lost all memory of what happened. The next day upon waking up, Harleen had already left, leaving behind a note. She told him that the person who killed his foster father might soon find him here and asked him to leave Ozin as soon as possible and not come back anymore. And she informed him that she had taken the dragon-shaped jade pendant from him as a keepsake.
He originally thought that Harleen was just a noble person he met in his life, thinking that if he had the chance in the future, he must repay her for saving his life. But when he saw the jade pendant in the little girl's hand just now, he understood everything.
Five years ago that night, he did a despicable thing. Not only did he hurt Harleen, but he also got her pregnant. What was even more regrettable was that his daughter had been asking for his help since yesterday, but he thought it was a wrong message.
Thinking of his daughter's voice full of despair, his heart was bleeding with endless pain. He wished to slap himself a few times. He wasn't only a bad husband; he was also an even worse father.
What King of the West or the master of SHADOW?
He couldn't even protect his own daughter. What kind of father was he?
"Commander, we want to follow you to Ozin!"
Half an hour later, an off-road vehicle rushed into a controlled airport. Casey led the other four who shouted in unison.
Along the way, they roughly understood what had happened and each one had murderous intent.
"Casey, follow me, the four of you should stay here, things need to be cleaned up on the western border. No questions!"
With that, Billy got in the plane followed by Casey.
Two minutes later, A military fighter jet soared into the clouds, piercing the sky like a bolt of lightning and shooting directly at the direction of Ozin.