Axel was stunned. He arrogantly shouted, “What the hell are you doing?”
“Are you Axel Cloverfield?”
“Yes, I am.”
“You are prohibited from entering the venue,” said the soldier.
The situation took a drastic turn.
A moment ago, he was greeted by a soldier’s salutation, but now he was being prohibited from entering.
He couldn’t wrap his head around the situation.
Embarrassed, Axel turned to Luna and said, “Hold on, Luna. I’ll deal with this.”
He then looked at the soldier and bellowed, “I know your superior. All I need to do is make a call, and you won’t be able to stay in this city anymore!”
The soldier stuck the barrel of his gun at Axel’s forehead and said, “I said, you are prohibited from entering. Can you understand human language?”
With a gun at his forehead, Axel broke out in a cold sweat, but if he stepped back, he would be embarrassed for life, especially in front of Luna. The thought gave him enough courage to argue back. “Shoot me if you have the nerve!”
The soldier kicked Axel to the ground and fired a shot in between his crotch.
“Aaaah!” Axel was scared witless.
After that, the soldier saluted Luna, her father, and her grandfather. “Master Crestfall, Mr. Crestfall, Ms. Crestfall, please enter. You are our VIP guests for the night.”
“This way, please.”
The soldiers on both sides of the red carpet saluted en masse.
The crowd finally understood that the salutation was not for Axel but for the Crestfalls!
With that, Luna, her father, and her grandfather entered White Swan Estate. They felt it was surreal; none of them could believe what just happened.
“W-what happened?” Luna looked around but was stumped.
Harry and Master Crestfall were both just as confused.
Harry said, “Forget it, we must meet Mayor Freely first.”
“There are a lot of VIP guests here. I hope we can meet him,” Master Crestfall said.
Even though Master Crestfall was a well-known businessman, there was still a wide gap between him and the mayor.
Then, Luna received a text on her phone. She got excited after checking the text. “Grandfather, Dad, the local government office has given us the Valiant Institute project! I just received the statement and agreement!”
Harry and Master Crestfall were both stunned before excitement took over. They finally got the project that they had been fighting for all along.
A piece of exciting news indeed.
After some deliberate thoughts, Luna said, “Grandfather, Dad, I think someone is helping us. This mysterious person must also be responsible for what happened just now!”
“I believe so.”
Master Crestfall took a deep breath and said, “This person is our family’s savior! We must find out who he is!”
With that thought in mind, Master Crestfall contacted the person in charge and asked him for more details.
The person in charge sighed and said, “Master Crestfall, you are really lucky to have this person as your benefactor.”
“How so?” Master Crestfall asked curiously.
“Your benefactor is also Mayor Freely’s benefactor. Because of him, Mayor Freely decided to give you the Valiant Institute project.”
Master Crestfall was over the moon after learning the details.
Harry added, “Can you please introduce us to him? We would like to meet him face-to-face and thank him ourselves.
“I’m sorry. I don’t know who this person is either, but Mayor Freely is going to invite him up on stage later. You will know who he is then.”
“Thank you very much.”
The three of them chatted with the person in charge before they went to their seats and waited for the event to start.
At the same time in a VIP room within the White Swan Estate, Marcus brought Andrius a cup of tea. He bowed and asked, “Wolf King, I have a question.”
“What is it?” Andrius sipped on his tea.
“You command a million Lycantroops to fight off enemies of the country, and you hold absolute power that no one can imagine, yet you are here being matchmade with Luna Crestfall. Why?” Marcus’s voice grew softer as he continued, “And I’ve checked with the local court that your registration with her is fake.”
“My old man is in debt to Master Crestfall, so he requested me to marry Luna to repay the favor,” Andrius said as he facepalmed himself, looking helpless.
“I see!” Marcus finally understood what brought Andrius to Sumeria. No wonder he would come all the way here just to marry a woman.
Some thoughts later, Marcus added, “Wolf King, I have another request that I would like you to fulfill.”
“The event is starting soon, and I would like to introduce you on stage…”
“I…” Andrius wanted to reject, but when he met Marcus’ anticipating gaze, he nodded helplessly. “Fine.”
“Thank you, sir! I’ll make the necessary arrangements!”
Marcus sent several orders to his men before going out of the room to get prepared.
The event finally started. The venue’s lights dimmed down, allowing the only spotlight to highlight the stage.
Marcus strode to the center of the stage and was welcomed by thunderous applause.
He waved at the crowd to silence them. He then said into the microphone, “Thank you, everyone, for attending my 50th birthday party. Please enjoy yourselves and have fun!
“I would also like to take this chance to introduce someone important to me: my benefactor, to be exact. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to stand here today as mayor of the city. Let us welcome him with a round of applause!”
All the spotlights shone on the left wing of the stage.
Thunderous applause followed.
A young man came into everyone’s sight as he stepped on the red carpet that symbolized power and wealth.
All the young ladies screamed in excitement when they saw the man.
“Oh my gosh! He’s so young!”
“He’s Mayor Freely’s benefactor? I’m sure he’s someone important as well!”
“Look at his outfit. It’s simple and plain. I bet he’s wealthy but humble. He doesn’t like to show off his status and wealth!”
“If I could marry him, I would be happy for the rest of my life!”
Luna was also intrigued when she heard the other girls talking about the young man.
As she concentrated on the young man walking to the center of the stage, Luna clenched her fists and muttered to herself, “That’s what my man should be! A respected and powerful person, not a poor guy from the countryside!”
The young man stood beside Mayor Freely and showed his face to the crowd.
When the Crestfalls got a clear look at his face, they were stunned beyond words.
Luna, Harry, and Master Crestfall were dumbstruck.
Mayor Freely’s benefactor was actually Andrius!?