Chapter 1157: Dial-A-Gang
Evan’s words were domineering and harsh, leaving no room for civility. Dustin, who had initially planned to reason with him, immediately grew cold.
No wonder the employees here were so arrogant; it seemed the boss was cut from the same cloth.
“Hey! Can’t you hear me? I said get lost!” Mia barked from behind.
“Your Celestial Heights Restaurant sure likes to throw its weight around. You dare kick customers out? Looks like you don’t want business,” Dustin remarked, his tone icy.
“It’s not that we don’t want business; we just don’t want your business!” Evan retorted firmly. “Celestial Heights Restaurant is my territory, and I call the shots. I’m not pleased with you guys right now, so I’ll give you one minute to leave, or don’t blame me for not being polite!”
With these words, the crowd erupted, clamoring for Dustin and his group to leave.
“Hey, Dustin, how about it? The boss has spoken. Why are you shamelessly lingering here? Have no shame?” Florence sneered, arms crossed.
When arguing and reasoning proved futile, they chose the path of force and intimidation.
“Hmph! Some people really have no shame. They can’t even leave when asked. They’re like lapdogs,” Julie chimed in with a sly tone.
“Who said they didn’t? Don’t they know their place? How dare they compete with us? They don’t have an ounce of self-awareness,” Aunt Victoria added disdainfully.
They were now prominent figures in the Montgomery family and expected everyone to step aside.
“Starting to play dirty, huh? Are you sure about this?” Dustin glared at Evan.
“Absolutely sure!” Evan raised his head proudly. “You’ve upset Aunt Florence, and that means you’ve disrespected me. If you disrespect me, you’re not welcome here. I’m giving you a minute to get out, or else don’t blame me for being impolite!”
With those words, he even made a hand gesture.
Suddenly, the security personnel, who had been watching from the sidelines, closed in, their eyes filled with aggression. Some even brandished batons, ready to act.
“Dustin, do you understand the situation? You’re no longer in the same league as us,” Florence said arrogantly, tilting her chin. “Do you know what power means? Do you understand the gap between us? In simple terms, we eat here without paying, and you eat here by paying us. Got it?”
“Accept your fate. Someone like you deserves to be stepped on for a lifetime,” Julie sneered.
“Young man! You seem defiant. Do you know who you’re dealing with?” Evan smirked, continuing to press Dustin. “But what does it matter? On my turf, I’m the boss. You’ll have to abide by my rules. If I tell you to leave, you leave!”
“A mere Celestial Heights Restaurant owner, and you dare to be so arrogant? I have no idea where you find your courage,” Dustin chuckled, shaking his head. “Alright, since you don’t want to do business, starting today, there’s no need for Celestial Heights Restaurant to exist.”
With that, he pulled out his phone and dialed a number. “Bring some people over. Let’s shut down Celestial Heights Restaurant.”
“Oh, wow… you want to shut us down too? I’m so scared! I’m genuinely terrified!” Evan sarcastically remarked. “Kid, do you even know who you’re messing with? Investigate it thoroughly, and then come back here to make threats, or else, I’m afraid you’ll be scared out of your wits!”
“I don’t care who you are, or who’s backing you. I only know that you’ve really ticked me off today. So, you’ll have to pay for your actions,” Dustin said calmly.
“Hehehe… threatening me, are you? Fine! I’ll be waiting. Let’s see how much power you really have!” Evan crossed his arms, unflinchingly.
In a matter of moments, outside Celestial Heights Restaurant, the roar of engines filled the air. Following that, a large group of Kirin Gang members stormed in, their presence imposing.
The security staff of Celestial Heights Restaurant, who had been arrogant moments ago, now paled in comparison, shifting from swagger to fear.