Sitting at the end of the table was an honest looking burly middle-aged man who said: “They’ve already gone to Idaho and in that place, experts are like clouds (experts everywhere). I don’t think we will have any advantages if we were to perform a large-scale attack on them right now. Not to mention that our Werewolf clans’ Jonathan had already been killed by Lei Yu, so shouldn’t we first come up with a plan that will guarantee our success?”
“Experts are like clouds? They are looking down at our Dark Council! Why should we allow them to bully us like we don’t have experts of our own?” Bel slammed his fist on the conference table. It looked like the quality of the table was quite good since there were not any cracks on the table.
“Isn’t this whole situation a mess that your Kameno family created in the first place? If it wasn’t for your family’s incompetence of failing to create an alliance with Lei Yu, would today’s situation emerge in front of us?” A person sitting at the corner with a cloak on that covered his face said with a cold voice. “That day, you acted like you were better than others and only sent a Lord from your pool of subordinates to settle this matter. Now negotiations have failed and you also failed to get the treasure that Chairman Primus Hogue wanted, you’re still daring to show your anger in front of us? Absolutely ridiculous!”
“What did you just say?!” Bel suddenly stood up and pointed his finger towards that person before saying: “Moka! If you think that you had the ability, why didn’t you go yourself? With what qualifications do you, a little Counselor have to dare speak like that to me, a Senator?!”
“Humph!” This person called Moka also stood up. “Are you disrespecting our Chairman Primus Hogue? I am his follower, could it be that I don’t even have the right to speak here? You should mind your own status!”
“You…!” Bel was suddenly speechless. Out of everyone present, he and Jonathan were indeed the most powerful. Since now he was the only one left with the Prince level strength, it still wasn’t the case where he could say whatever he wanted in the Dark Council and the orders would be carried out. There was still the Chairman of the Dark Council – Primus Hogue. He was a supreme expert who exceeded the Sixth Order, a character who everyone was afraid of. But during these recent years, he didn’t show his face to them at all and it wasn’t until recently when they saw him again. It was when the golden light appeared in the sky, Primus Hogue told Jonathan and him to retrieve that object.
But now Bel had messed up everything to this point. Not only did he fail to get the object, the Werewolf clan’s most noble existence the Werewolf King had also lost his life. Afterwards, he didn’t make any comprehensive plans and even started immorally attacking ordinary people. If Primus Hogue were to find out about these, Bel would be subjected to a severe punishment.
For the time being, the atmosphere of the conference room was particularly intense as if a fight could break out any moment. Everyone started to persuade and calm down the two who were at each other’s throats. It looked like the Dark Council’s unity needed an existence who could exert enough pressure for all of them to submit willingly. And it was clear that Bel wasn’t that person.
They kept on debating about the situation but no solution or conclusion could be found, so they just shelved the whole thing for another day.
On the other side in a huge estate in Idaho, Lei Yu and Ai Er were walking on a lawn that seemed endless. They were romantically holding hands and looking up into the sky where the myriad of stars were glittering.
“Lei Yu!” Someone from behind called his name. Lei Yu turned around and realized it was Mrs. Hawes.
“Madam, do you need me for something?” Lei Yu asked with a smile. Since when he first saw her, Lei Yu was wondering,how could a woman 30 – 40 years old maintain her skin that well. However, due to reasons of courtesy, he didn’t ask her. Furthermore, it was hard for a manly man like himself to be asking skin care questions.
“Yes, there is something. Right now, I can’t find the whereabouts of Lafayette. Since there are simply too many guests for these past few days, the servants are overwhelmed. I was hoping that Miss Ai Er can help me to manage the female servants while I go out to take care of some errands.” Mrs. Hawes said.
“If that’s the case…” Lei Yu looked at Ai Er uncomfortably, in his heart he was somewhat reluctant. Even though they were quite close with the family, they still shouldn’t be having their guests perform tasks right?
But Ai Er didn’t seem to particularly care about this and nodded with a smile. “No problem. You go take care of your errands and I’ll keep an eye on the servants.”
Lei Yu had originally wanted to go with Ai Er but since she went to a servant’s room filled with females, it wasn’t proper for Lei Yu to enter. He could only walk around the estate by himself to kill time.
Watching Mrs. Hawes drive away from the estate, Lei Yu turned around and a familiar figure gradually approached him. “Lafayette? Your mother was just looking for you.”
“I know…” Lafayette nodded.
“You knew? Then…” Lei Yu felt that something was a bit off.
Lafayette blushed. “I… I have something to tell you.”
“Go ahead and tell me what’s on your mind.” Lei Yu looked very natural compared to Lafayette who was fidgeting all over the place.
“Actually… actually… I actually really like you. I was hoping you would give me a chance to get to know each other. I can guarantee I’ll do even better than Ai Er!”
“Ah?!” Although Lei Yu showed a surprised face, this wasn’t that unexpected since he had been in these kinds of situation multiple times. What he couldn’t figure out was that he and Lafayette never really interacted or spoke with each other that much, so when did she start developing feelings towards him? No matter what he thought, Lei Yu felt this whole situation was a little strange.
“I know you already have Ai Er by your side and won’t accept another person, but it doesn’t matter. As long as I can stay by your side, I am willing to do anything and I’m also willing to wait for you.”
Lafayette’s words were actually against her own desires. In fact, her feelings towards Lei Yu were just an attraction. If the two were to be separated, her feelings towards him would most likely gradually fade away over time. But since Mr. and Mrs. Hawes gave her this script, she couldn’t go against their words and could only say this to Lei Yu.
Lei Yu shook his head helplessly. “I’m not this great person that you think I am. Moreover, you’re very beautiful and your family’s status is very high, so there’s no need for you to walk down this path. You shouldn’t be wasting your time on me, okay?”
“But I really…!”
“I’m sorry but I still have to go cultivate. If there’s anything else, let’s talk about it tomorrow okay? Be good and go to bed early and stop over thinking things.” Lei Yu smiled as he said this. He wasn’t expecting Lafayette to go and replace Ai Er in managing the servants since he knew she definitely wasn’t in the mood for that right now.
Looking at Lei Yu’s expression, Lafayette didn’t know what else to say and could only turn around and leave.
Meanwhile, the situation came to a terrifying crossroad. But this wasn’t happening to the Vatican or Lei Yu, and it wasn’t happening to the Dark Council either. Something was going on with a fearsome person who had been hiding in the shadows all along – Doctor Tony.
In some ways, we could say that his research achievements had reached the highest peak. However his studies would not be recognized by any country since the Yamaguchi-gumi, which was an originally an organization with a big influence, was exterminated by Lei Yu. That’s why no country was willing to take the risk in supporting his work anymore. And two days prior, he received a notice from the Vatican entailing the breakup of their partnership. This piece of news had made him completely explode.
“It looks like the Vatican and the Dark Council are truly treating me like I’m nothing!” Dr. Tony coldly said. “In order to cooperate with Lei Yu, the Vatican actually gave up our many years of partnership. And the Dark Council has been massacring my mutants’ non-stop, this is too outrageous!”
“Doctor, I think we should create some problems so the two will start killing each other. That way, we can clean up the mess and reap all the benefits.” Said a weird looking person standing next to Tony.
“What methods do you have?”