Chapter 1086: General Christopher Murray’s Request
Under General Christopher Murray’s cordial invitation, Dustin eventually entered an antique study room. As fragrant tea was served, the two men began their conversation.
“Young man, more than ten years have passed in the blink of an eye, haven’t they? Compared to the past, you’ve truly undergone a remarkable transformation!”Christopher marveled as he examined Dustin from top to bottom.
Ten years ago, Dustin had been known as the Dragonmarsh’s number one young genius, arrogant and unruly.
Now, he was reserved and low-key, a complete transformation.
“It’s been ten years since we last met. General Murray, you still exude the same grandeur, and your charisma remains as captivating as ever,” Dustin complimented.
“Hahaha… I’m already an old man with one foot in the grave. Where’s the grandeur in that?” Christopher laughed and shook his head. “Young man, they say trouble never comes alone. Did you suddenly visit because you have something on your mind?”
“Let me be honest. The reason I came this time is to pay my respects to you, General, and also to request your assistance,” Dustin got straight to the point and placed a prepared gift on the table.
“Oh? Tell me more,” Christopher said with a smile as he took a sip of tea.
“I’ve heard that someone has given you a Cherusia (Seven-Colored Spirit Mushroom). This item is of great importance to me, and I’m willing to pay a high price to purchase it. I hope you can bear the pain of parting with it,” Dustin respectfully requested.
“A Cherusia (Seven-Colored Spirit Mushroom)?” Christopher raised an eyebrow slightly. “I didn’t expect you to be so well-informed. However, such treasures are extremely rare. What do you plan to offer in exchange?”
“General Murray, please name your price, and I will do my best to fulfill your request,” Dustin inquired.
“Young man, have you gotten married?” General Christopher Murray asked with a smile.
“I was married once, but I’m divorced now,” Dustin replied honestly, finding the question somewhat strange.
“That’s good, that’s good!” General Christopher Murray chuckled. “What do you think of my granddaughter, Shiela?”
“Shiela?” Dustin was taken aback. “She’s a very kind and gentle young lady. Moreover, she values loyalty and friendship.”
“As long as you say that, I’m relieved,” General Christopher Murray said with a smile. “Both of you are talented individuals, and you seem to like each other. Why not set a wedding date soon? I’d like to hold my great-grandchild.”
“What?!” Dustin almost choked on the tea he had just sipped. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “General, are you… joking?”
“Life’s major events should not be taken lightly,” Christopher said seriously.
“Sir, you seem to have misunderstood. I don’t have romantic feelings for Shiela. I see her as a little sister,” Dustin explained, feeling somewhat awkward. How had they ended up discussing this topic?
“Don’t you like Shiela?” Christopher raised an eyebrow.
“Shiela is a wonderful young lady, but I only regard her as a sister,” Dustin shook his head.
“Well, well, there’s no need to force anything. She’ll remain your little sister,” General Christopher Murray sighed lightly, sounding regretful.
He knew that his granddaughter had feelings for Dustin, and he had wanted to matchmake them to have an outstanding son-in-law.
However, things didn’t always go as planned.
“Thank you for understanding, General Murray,” Dustin said, feeling somewhat embarrassed. They had started by discussing a business transaction, but somehow, they had veered off course.
“Let’s not dwell on this any longer. No need for formalities. You’re here for the Cherusia, right? I’ll have someone fetch it for you,” General Christopher Murray said straightforwardly, gesturing to an elderly servant by the door.