Chapter 1147: Goodbye Friend and Hello Trouble
General Murray sighed deeply. “The more exceptional a person, the more likely they are to be proud. Rebuilding trust can be an uphill battle. You’ve already made your choice regarding your friends, and even if he doesn’t hold it against you, things won’t go back to the way they were.”
“What should I do then?” Shiela started to feel anxious.
“Let it be. Time has the power to mend even the deepest wounds. Perhaps, in the future, you’ll have an opportunity to cross paths again,” General Murray said, shaking his head.
Despite his words, he knew deep down that certain things couldn’t be repaired. Once a rift had formed in a relationship, no matter how hard you tried to mend it, that divide would persist.
After leaving the General’s Mansion, Dustin drove back to the Zypher Lodge.
As soon as he entered the Lodge’s gate, he saw Cornelius running towards him in a fluster.
Cornelius was sweating profusely as he ran, and he called out urgently, “Master Dustin! Something terrible has occurred! It’s a major issue!”
“Hmm?” Dustin furrowed his brows at the news. “Why are you so worked up? Please, provide me with all the details.”
“It’s… it’s about The Goddess of War!” Cornelius said, gasping for breath.
“What’s the matter with her? You’ve encountered her before, haven’t you? Why are you so agitated?” Dustin raised an eyebrow, initially thinking it was a minor concern.
After going through numerous trials and tribulations, it was difficult for him to become overly concerned about such matters.
“Also… also…” Cornelius stuttered, “It’s not just The Goddess of War. Miss Natasha is here too, and they’ve already met!”
“What?” Dustin was taken aback, his composure wavering. “Why didn’t you mention that earlier?”
“I… I just did,” Cornelius replied, looking somewhat puzzled.
Moments ago, Dustin had appeared confident and resolute in his speech, but now he found himself feeling somewhat flustered.
“What’s the current situation? Are they in conflict with each other?” Dustin asked urgently.
He knew Scarlet had a fiery temper, and that worried him. She wouldn’t hesitate to engage in a physical altercation if provoked.
“They haven’t come to blows, but they’re definitely not getting along,” Cornelius replied, his anxiety evident in his voice.
“Where are they now?” Dustin inquired again.
“They’re in the reception hall,” Cornelius replied truthfully.
“Let’s go! Follow me to see them!” Dustin said urgently.
Cornelius had no choice but to follow him.
In the reception hall.
Natasha sat in the main seat, leisurely sipping tea.
Scarlet sat in the secondary seat, engrossed in reading a military strategy book.
Members of the Kirin Gang’s high-ranking executives stood on both sides, not daring to make a sound, creating an oppressive atmosphere in the hall.
“Miss Scarlet, may I ask how long you’ve known Dustin?” Natasha was the first to break the silence.
“I’ve known him since childhood,” Scarlet replied indifferently.
“Oh? So, you and Dustin are childhood sweethearts?” Natasha raised an eyebrow.
“Not only that, but we also have an engagement,” Scarlet said calmly.
“An engagement? Heh… in this day and age, is that still meaningful?” Natasha chuckled.
“Our families have been friends for generations, and there’s a longstanding marriage arrangement between us. Doesn’t that hold any meaning?” Scarlet retorted with a touch of frost in her voice.
“Is it meaningful to you, or is it meaningful to Dustin?” Natasha countered with a sly smile.
“How can you be so sure Dustin won’t agree to it?” Scarlet challenged.
“Because I’m Dustin’s woman,” Natasha declared proudly.
“What? You’re not even close to being worthy of him,” Scarlet shook her head.
“Whether I’m worthy or not isn’t something you get to decide,” Natasha replied with a self-assured smirk.
“I warn you, stay away from him, or I’ll kill you,” Scarlet said coldly.
“Oh, really? I find that hard to believe.”
As Natasha spoke, a longsword named Vortexstrike was suddenly pressed against her throat.