Chapter 1421: Eighty Lashes
In the midst of a wailing crowd, Carlos and Roselyn were arrested.
No matter how they tried to explain or beg for mercy, it was of no use.
Silas had already been irritated, and now, two fools who didn’t know their place had jumped into the fray. Naturally, he needed to vent his anger properly.
Blame it on Carlos and Roselyn for running into trouble.
When nothing was really happening, they insisted on sowing discord and making trouble, clearly bringing it upon themselves.
In the military, the punishment of eighty lashes was no joke.
Even a strong and robust martial artist would need to lie down for ten days to half a month after receiving such punishment.
For ordinary people without training, the result would be even worse – they could end up beaten to death or crippled.
“Husband, those two who were just taken away seem to really dislike you. Have you offended them?” Natasha couldn’t help but ask out of curiosity as she watched the two being dragged away.
“They’re just two rabid dogs, not worth bothering about,” Dustin shook his head.
Roselyn and Carlos were typical bullies who groveled to those in power and looked down on others.
On one hand, they flattered and fawned over important figures, while on the other, they acted arrogantly and disdainfully towards others.
Perhaps in their eyes, he was just a poor bumpkin from the countryside, destined to be stepped on and never rise above his station.
But whenever he achieved something, they couldn’t stand it, and they would use all sorts of tricks, both overt and covert, to hinder and mock him.
In short, they couldn’t stand to see him succeed.
The hearts of such people were too dark, too contradictory, and too despicable.
Their current situation was purely of their own making.
“Husband, the Bryant family is a military aristocracy, and their family members have been practicing martial arts since childhood. There are many experts among them. It might be risky to challenge them in a duel,” Natasha expressed her concern.
She knew Dustin was very talented, but Stonia was different from the Southern Province. It was a place full of hidden dragons and crouching tigers, with strong individuals aplenty.
One small mistake could lead to a disadvantage.
“Don’t worry. If I dare to challenge them, I’m sure of my abilities. The Bryant family won’t be able to do anything to me,” Dustin confidently smiled.
“A fair and open duel is one thing, but I’m afraid the Bryant family might resort to trickery.”
Natasha raised her delicate eyebrows. “How about this? On the day of the duel, I’ll invite my grandfather to oversee it. With him there, the Bryant family won’t dare to play any tricks.”
“No need for that, right? It’s just a small matter. Why involve the Duke?” Dustin politely declined.
“It concerns your safety. How can you call it a small matter?” Natasha’s pretty face turned serious. “Listen to me, it’s settled. If my grandfather disagrees, I’ll drag him over by force!”
Dustin couldn’t help but chuckle.
With Natasha’s personality, she would definitely follow through with her words.
However, her approach was a bit too forceful.
“Oh, by the way, there’s something I’m not sure if I should tell you,” Natasha changed the subject.
“What is it? Just say it, it’s fine,” Dustin smiled.
“A few days ago, I saw Dahlia in Stonia,” Natasha suddenly said.
“Dahlia?” Dustin’s smile faded. “What is she doing in Stonia?”
“I don’t know,” Natasha shook her head. “But I saw her mingling quite well. She had a group of high-ranking officials and nobles around her, all flattering her. Her status and position seem to have changed.”
“Perhaps she had some other stroke of luck. Anyway, it has nothing to do with me,” Dustin shrugged.
“What about it? Don’t you want to see her?” Natasha asked with a sly smile.
“Why would I want to see her? It would only add unnecessary complications. Now, she’s on her own path, and I’m on mine. Going our separate ways is the best outcome,” Dustin replied calmly.
“Well, that’s true. After all, she has lost her memory, so she probably won’t bother you anymore,” Natasha commented.