Chapter 7 – Blood Fang (3)
Information often travels faster than people.
As soon as Blood Fang’s branch in Dmitry collapsed, news about it reached the headquarters in Lawrence.
“Is that really true?”
According to the sources, Roman Dmitry single-handedly killed all Blood Fang members in the Dmitry branch.
What should we do? The Dmitry Knights have also moved, so everything could be in danger if things keep going on like this.”
Ben Miles, the leader of Blood Fang, distorted his expression.
“I can't believe it.
The Roman Dmitry, as we know him, is by no means such a person.
The sources said that the whole branch in Dmitry was destroyed by a guy called Dmitry's Fool, who was also denied admission to the Royal Swordsmanship Academy? This doesn’t make any sense.”
A few days ago, Ben Miles saw a golden opportunity when he heard that Roman had killed his minions.
Most groups do not dare to take revenge if their opponent is a noble.
Nobles are people who value honor too much.
Considering that they will rush to avenge the family, it is best to solve problems with the nobles in a good way.
Due to this specific reason, Blood Fang was able to acquire great notoriety.
Even though they were not a great force, they risked their lives to terrorize the nobility.
This case was similar.
By killing Roman Dmitry, Ben Miles wanted to rekindle the fading infamy of the Blood Fang.
The opponent was perfect too.
Despite him being Dmitry's eldest son, Baron Romero is rumored to fully support his two younger sons rather than Roman.
Maybe he would rather like Roman's death.
When he had finished calculating his profit and loss, Ben Miles boldly ordered his subordinate to kill him in the center of Dmitry for everyone to see.
He was sure that his plan would work without a hitch.
Nobles are, in the end, humans as well.
The opponent is bound to bleed and die if the sword protruding from the shadow pierces the body.
However, the results were much different from what he expected.
Not only did the gang members who followed Roman suffer, but the Blood Fang’s Dmitry branch was also completely destroyed.
‘If we run away like this, our notoriety will end here.’
His reputation was the problem.
I thought it would be easy because he was known as Dmitry's Fool, but if rumors spread that such a guy defeated us, our future activities would definitely become difficult.
In the end, it was a situation where it was necessary to make a choice.
Of course, disbanding the gang members will ensure immediate safety, but gaining back the same notoriety as before will become virtually impossible.
Ben Miles asked, “Where is Roman now?”
“We were informed that he just left Dmitry.
Apparently, he got the information from Dawn’s Dew.
Since he and the Dmitry Knights are moving separately, I think Roman will arrive in Lawrence early, so if we deal with him before the knights arrive, it won’t be much difficult to escape.”
“After all, he is alone.”
Ben Miles smiled coldly.
It was ridiculous.
How lowly did he think of Blood Fang that he would have dared to attack Dmitry’s stronghold by himself?
He is even coming as far as Lawrence, which is several tens of kilometers away from Dmitry.
This is an issue that we should never run away from.
I have no intention of clashing with the Dmitry Knights, but I have to at least deal with the kid who doesn’t know his place.
“Gather the members right now.
Today, we will kill Dmitry’s young master and once again make the Blood Fang notorious.”
He had a leader-like determination.
At least at that moment, Ben Miles was convinced he was right.
– – –
The time when the Dmitry Knights arrived at Lawrence's estate was when the sun that had risen in the middle of the sky was setting a little bit.
It took longer than expected.
As an incident occurred during training, there were many factors that slowed down the knights.
Lawrence's wall could be seen from afar.
Captain Jonathan, who took the lead, revealed the purpose of the visit.
“This is Jonathan, the commander of the knights of Lord Baron Dmitry’s family! I know that Young Master Roman, the eldest son of the Dmitry family, has entered Lawrence! Open the gates now! Right now, Blood Fang is aiming for Young Master Roman's life!”
Each second was precious.
He shouted so hard his veins popped out of his neck.
He did it to ensure the voice would go through the wall; however, Lawrence's gate didn't move an inch.
Suddenly, above the wall, a man who appeared to be the guard's captain showed his face.
The man with a square chin and a determined impression did not respond positively to Jonathan's urging.
“Sorry, but armed forces aren’t allowed to pass through the gates.
If you wish to enter Lawrence, disarm everyone and go through the formalities.”
“Didn’t I just tell you?! Young Master Roman is in danger! We need the armed forces to save the young master!”
“Please understand our position as well.
Which province opened the gates to the armed forces that came without notice? I understand the urgency, and if Young Master Roman Dmitry is in danger, we will send our own troops.
Either turn around and head back or throw away all the weapons and follow the formal procedure.
Those are the only options.”
Jonathan's face flushed red.
Lawrence and Dmitry.
They weren’t lands that didn’t have any communication.
However, even though he notified them of the urgent situation, the gates were not opened, and even though he understood it in his head, fire erupted from within.
“You fucking bastards.
If anything happens to Young Master Roman during this time, I will not leave you alone.
I am Jonathan, the leader of the Dmitry Knights.
I will surely keep the words I spit out, and I will remember this.
So, open the door.
Now is not the time to waste on procedures, but it’s the time to work together as soon as possible to find the young master.”
The sword on his waist started to vibrate.
A three-star aura knight.
Jonathan's strength was not at a level that a single guard commander could handle.
The captain of the guard knew only then that the situation was dire, but he could not make a hasty decision.
As it was a volatile situation, tension was rampant.
It was then.
“Guard Captain! There is a serious problem!”
A soldier hurriedly ran to the captain of the guards and whispered to him in a voice that could not be heard from outside.
The Guard Captain's face turned pale.
It could be seen that he was startled.
“Is that true?”
Right now, there’s a riot going on at Lawrence Square.”
What was going on there?
In a moment, his heart dropped, and Jonathan's patience exploded.
“Open this door right now, you sons of bitches!”
– – –
Just a few minutes ago, it was peaceful.
It was a place that commonly depicted a normal scenery everyday , but the appearance of a man drowned the people's peace.
“What… what is that?”
Drip drip drip.
Roman suddenly appeared.
After reaching Lawrence an hour before the arrival of the Dmitry Knights and taking care of the situation, he grabbed the man's hair, whose face was covered in blood, and Roman dragged him into the center of the square.
Those who saw it and were terrified ran away.
However, at the unusual sight, people suddenly gathered around Roman, one by one.
“Oh my god.”
“What the hell is going on?”
“Shouldn’t we stop this?”
The people were confused.
Still, Roman didn't care about that.
Rather, as he gripped the rebellious man's hair more harshly, the man spoke earnestly with his dry mouth.
“…Please, spare me.”
The man's true identity was Ben Miles.
He was the leader of the Blood Fang.
He hadn't expected anything like this to happen when he gave orders to his subordinates to deal with Roman.
His opponent was known as Dmitry’s Fool.
He decided it would be enough to deal with him quickly and hide, but what happened after that was still unbelievable.
Roman had arrived at the base of Blood Fang.
Soon after that, the massacre began.
Dozens of gang members rushed at once, but Roman didn't back down, and when the sword flashed, the gang members fell while spurting blood.
An unbelievable sight.
His eyes twitched.
The boundaries of common sense have already crumbled within his sight.
‘Is this really the one who’s called Dmitry’s Fool?’
He couldn't believe it even though he saw it himself.
Since information is everything, criminal gangs knew how pathetic and insignificant Roman was.
If Roman were such a great person, he wouldn't have even dared to fight him.
But the reality was different.
Ben Miles was terrified to see a completely different look from the usual Roman.
‘I have to run away.’
However, his decision was too late.
When he decided to take care of Roman, he already had his options limited down.
As a result, Ben Miles ended up like this.
He couldn't wake up due to the tingling pain and couldn't even see the blood dripping down from his forehead.
‘I am sure that I will die.’
It was instinct.
It was pure instinct.
He grabbed onto Roman's pants and wept while begging for his life.
“I was really wrong.
If you only spare my life, I will do anything for you, Young Master Roman.
I will dedicate the Blood Fang organization to the young master, and I will also give you all the gold and silver treasures I have collected.
So, please spare me.
You can just think of it as sparing a petty dog that doesn't even know its place.
If the young master shows mercy to me just once, he will gain a dog that will give its life for him.”
He was totally desperate.
The people’s stares and his reputation weren’t important to him now.
He struggled and laid down everything he had just to live.
He begged for his life.
Roman stopped walking.
“A dog that will give its life for me…”
As soon as he reached the center of the square, he looked down at Ben Miles.
“You should have made that decision before you showed your teeth to me.”
“Young master, please…”
He grabbed his head tightly.
Then, he announced to those who were watching.
“This person I am holding now is the leader of the Blood Fang.
He is the one who sucked up the blood of innocent citizens with usury.
You already should know it well, what a heinous force the Blood Fang is.”
The people agreed.
Conversations began on the two sides.
The identities of Roman Dmitry and Ben Miles forced them to panic.
Seeing the leader of the Blood Fang, their blood boiled.
In the heightened mood, Roman did what he had been trying to do since he set foot at Lawrence.
“Blood Fang even extended their demonic beasts to Dmitry.
With their obscene methods, they plunged Dmitry's citizens into hell and even showed intent to kill me, who interfered with them.
Blood Fang's sin is clear as crystal.
Therefore, in front of you, I will get rid of this evil at its very roots.”
There was no time for them even to blink.
As soon as the words were finished, Roman slammed Ben Miles' face to the ground.
Blood splattered on the ground.
His face crushed, and Ben Miles' pupils dilated.
That was the end of it.
Ben Miles, who had begged countless times for his life while being dragged along, became limp and did not move.
People held their breath.
Even in a world where death was commonplace, what they were witnessing now was too shocking.
Jonathan and the Dmitry Knights looked at him with shocked faces.
They had arrived late at the scene.
While the incident was happening outside, Flora stood in front of her father's office.
A sigh came out of her mouth.
Immediately after visiting Dmitry's estate, she officially announced her intentions to break up with Roman, and then she returned to Lawrence.
However, she had yet to tell her father anything about it.
For Lawrence, breaking off the engagement will be extremely terrible.
All of her father's plans to solve the problem based on Dmitry's capital power will fail, and his disappointment will be great as a father who raised Flora like a princess.
She couldn't afford to face her father's disappointment.
Even when she announced her breakup, she had judged that this was the right thing to do for her own life, but the reality that befell her was that Flora had become a coward.
‘Yeah, let’s talk.
I am sure he will understand.
It's my life.
I can’t be sold to a man I don’t care about, even if it’s an arranged marriage.’
She finally made her decision.
Even if it's an arranged marriage, she wanted to be with a guy she could respect in the slightest, but not someone like Dmitry's Fool.
This is the right choice.
Just when Flora was about to open the door, a soldier rushed forward.
On the way, he found Flora.
He then greeted her quickly and went straight into his office.
It was a situation beyond Flora’s comprehension.
As the door closed in front of her, a question appeared on Flora's face.
“…What's going on?”
She didn't know.
What was shocking was the incident that Roman, the man she decided not to marry, had caused outside the building.
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