An Understated Dominance
by Marina Vittori
“Please follow me.” Jack bowed and escorted them out.
“You got lucky today, punk. However, you won’t be this lucky next time.” Caelus shot Dustin a cold glare before leaving with the two young women.
“Dad, why do I feel like you’ve invited wolves into our house?” Natasha said meaningfully.
“These are special circumstances. Let’s put the interests of the whole above anything else. Now, we need the power of the Invincible Guardians, so let’s not turn them against us,” Hector reminded them.
“If he doesn’t get on my nerves, there won’t be a problem.” Natasha arched an eyebrow.
“You…” Hector shook his head helplessly. “Enough You two should head out. I still have things to attend to.”
The two nodded. They quickly said their goodbyes without saying much.
After leaving the study, Natasha specially arranged a luxurious guest suite for Dustin, complete with a hot bath.
To put it nicely, a private bodyguard would get special perks.
Dustin wanted to turn it down at first, but he couldn’t stand the pleading and pestering, so he decided to stay for now. His main concern was Natasha’s safety.
The Dark Lord could attack at any time. Considering his treacherous tricks, he could easily take out several people at once. If he didn’t stay by Natasha’s side protecting her and something ended up happening to her, he’d regret it for the rest of his life.
Dustin practically lived in the Harmons’ home for the next few days. In his spare time, he gave martial arts training to Abigail or went flower viewing with Natasha. Occasionally, he’d call Nelson to ask about the results of the investigation.
Something to rejoice about was that Nelson had already identified the culprit-a resident doctor at the hospital. After committing the murders, the resident fled to escape punishment. The Flame Dragon Gang and the Charging Tiger Gang were pursuing him.
Capturing the culprit was only a matter of time. Once they caught him, it would be clear who the mastermind was.
Three days later, on New Year’s Eve, large, fluffy snowflakes descended from the sky, covering the ground in a layer of white.
Houses everywhere were brightly lit to welcome the new year, except the Harmons’ home. The Harmon estate was heavily guarded, with outposts everywhere. In order to catch the Dark Lord, Hector had gone all out and invited a large number of martial arts experts to protect their home. Among them were several notable figures.
The Harmons’ armed forces had strengthened greatly. However, it came with a downside, the entire courtyard was a mix of good and bad people
impressive, why don’t we have a duel?”
“How do you want to compete?” Dustin said indifferently.
“It’s simple. Let’s follow the example of our ancestors and have a martial arts battle. The winner will get Natasha’s hand in marriage!” Caelus raised his head slightly.
Dustin said nothing, instead turning to look at Natasha. Although he was certain he could win, he didn’t agree with treating women as objects to be won, so he had some concerns.
“What, are you scared? If you are, then just forfeit,” Caelus said with a cold laugh.
“Isn’t it just a fight? Fine, we agree!” Natasha replied.
At that moment, Hector suddenly slammed his hand on the table and shouted, “This is ridiculous! The enemy hasn’t appeared yet, but we’re already starting to tear each other apart. This is unacceptable!”
“Dad, that bastard…”
“Enough!” Hector raised a hand, interrupting Natasha. Sternly, he said, “Do not bring up the martial arts battle again. If you youngsters are brimming with energy, you can go outside and run a few laps!”
It was one thing to bicker, but if a fight broke out, things would get complicated. One side was the young man that he had his eyes on, while the other was the Invincible Guardians. No matter who won, it would be unfavorable to the Harmons.
Before the big enemy appeared, any internal conflict would just be an opportunity for the Dark Lord to take advantage of.
“Caelus, you must be exhausted from the long journey. Go get some rest. We can talk about it later, “Hector said lightly.
“Yes.” Seeing that Hector was upset, Caelus couldn’t refuse. After all, Hector was on good terms with his master. He had to show him respect, at the very least.
“Jack, please take our three guests to the guest wing and show them the Harmons’ hospitality,” Hector instructed.
An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori
Author: Marina Vittori
Artist: Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys
Released: July, 9, 2023
Native Language: English