Chapter 1330

Chapter 1330: Meeting Fixed “Master, Mr. Rhys, I didn’t expect to find you both here,” Carlos and Roselyn suddenly walked in. “Hmph! Here to freeload again!” Roselyn curled her lips, looking quite disdainful. She had been holding a grudge since last night, especially after witnessing the scene where Dustin and Hazel were together. She harbored a deep resentment. “Mr. Rhys, I heard that you were robbed last night. Are you okay?” Carlos showed a concerned expression. “Thank you for your concern, Mr. Carlos. They were just a group of small fry, and I didn’t pay them much attention,” Dustin replied. Then he changed the subject, “By the way, Mr. Carlos, how did you know that I was robbed?” “Huh?” Carlos’s face stiffened for a moment, but he quickly regained his composure. “Oh, I have very reliable sources, and in this area of South City, nothing can escape my watchful eye.” “I see.” Dustin smiled with a meaningful expression. He had been wondering who came up with the idea to steal the Beauty Portrait last night. It was highly likely to be Carlos. However, he didn’t bother to expose him. This kind of pseudo-gentleman might still be useful. “Mr. Rhys, a commoner is innocent, but holding a priceless treasure like the Beauty Portrait is like holding a hot potato. With your status, you can’t handle it,” Carlos said earnestly. “Oh? What do you suggest I do, Mr. Carlos?” Dustin asked in return. “It’s simple. Act quickly and get rid of it as soon as possible to avoid bigger troubles,” Carlos said with a serious tone. “If you trust my advice, you can hand over the Beauty Portrait to me. I can find someone to auction it off for you and guarantee you a good price.” Once the Beauty Portrait was in his hands, he could determine the selling price. He was just a bumpkin who hadn’t seen much of the world. What did he know? “An auction, huh? I’ll consider it,” Dustin pretended to hesitate. “Don’t think too much about it. The longer you keep it, the more dangerous it becomes. I’m just looking out for your best interests!” Carlos seemed a bit impatient. “Ring ring ring…” Just as Dustin was about to say something, his cell phone suddenly rang. When he answered it, Lenny’s voice quickly came through, “Kid! You’re meeting with Steward Sebastian, right? I’ve already set up the meeting for you. If you have the guts, come over!” “Did you just call me something?” Dustin’s voice grew colder. “Li… Brother,” Lenny was about to shout, but it seemed he realized something. His voice hesitated as he said, “Bro, you’re here for negotiations, right? Sebastian has invited you to meet at the Dragon Phoenix Teahouse. Hurry up and come over.” “The Dragon Phoenix Teahouse, huh? Alright, I’ll be there in an hour.” Dustin hung up the phone and turned to Elijah, saying, “Dr. Elijah, I have some business to attend to. I’ll inform you if I have any updates.” “Sure,” Elijah nodded. “Mr. Dustin Rhys, I just heard you say you’re going to the Dragon Phoenix Teahouse?” Carlos suddenly asked. “That’s right, what’s the matter?” Dustin glanced at him. “Do you know that the Dragon Phoenix Teahouse is owned by the Stratford family?” Carlos inquired. “Of course, I know. I’m going there to negotiate with Sebastian. It’s better to resolve some matters early and avoid trouble,” Dustin replied calmly. “Dustin, are you out of your mind?” Carlos slapped his thigh and quickly advised, “The Stratford family has ambitions, and they’ve been coveting your formula for the Jade Dew Ointment. If you go for negotiations alone, won’t you be walking into the lion’s den?” “Who’s the lion, and who’s the lamb, is still uncertain,” Dustin said with a calm expression. “Dustin, I won’t stop you if you insist on going, but for safety’s sake, I suggest you write down the Jade Dew Ointment formula and entrust it to us. If the Stratford family can’t get their hands on the formula, they probably won’t harm you either,” Carlos quickly came up with this plan. Not getting the Beauty Portrait but obtaining the Jade Dew Ointment formula would also be an excellent outcome. “Mr. Carlos, you are truly a sincere person, always looking out for me,” Dustin said with a half-smile. This guy, he wanted the Beauty Portrait one moment and the Jade Dew Ointment formula the next. He was insatiable. “Where, where, we’re all friends, helping each other is only natural. Just wait for a moment; I’ll find paper and a pen for you. You can write down the formula, and I’ll keep it safe for you,” Carlos said. After saying that, he eagerly rushed downstairs. Two minutes later, when Carlos returned upstairs with paper and a pen, he found that Dustin had already disappeared without a trace.


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