Looking at the hunchbacked man, who appeared as if he had zero prestige, Ethan was scared out of his wits. He dared not say anything. This man in front of him was someone noble from Stonia. Even the crowned head would have to show him respect.
Hence, it wasn’t exaggerating to say that Rufus could easily take their lives at will.
When Dustin saw him, his expression darkened. There was fury in his eyes.
“It looks like a good show is coming up.” Curling up his lips, Adam gloated and immediately retreated to one side.
Under the crowd’s gaze, Rufus limped in, looking like someone of ordinary status. Nevertheless, the people in the hall unconsciously made room for him to walk past them.
Finally, he stopped in front of Dustin. “It’s been a while. I didn’t expect you to have grown this
Staring at Dustin, who was taller than him by half a head, Rufus couldn’t help but part his lips and grin. His broken front teeth made him seem a little comical.
“I didn’t expect you to be still alive too,” Dustin said frostily with a sharp gaze.
Hearing that, Ethan and Kingston were shocked. They wondered who Dustin was for him to speak. to Rufus in such a manner.
Rufus laughed. He didn’t look like he was angry at all. “Well, it’s said that good people die early but not the bad ones. Someone like me, of course, has to live longer.
“Really? But you don’t look like someone with a long lifespan,” Dustin replied coldly.
“Hey! How can you curse your dad like this?”
“Do I have anything to do with you? Don’t think so highly of yourself.”
“No matter what you say, it’s not going to change the fact that you’re my son.” Rufus shrugged.
“Hmph! Ten years ago, I paid you back all that I needed to. We have nothing to do with each other anymore!”
Dustin had held a grudge against him for a decade
“It has been ten years, and you’re still a stubborn one.” Rufus shook his head helplessly.
Deep down, he knew that what happened between them couldn’t be solved in a day or two. Nevertheless, he would do his best to make it up to his son.
“Hey, old man!” At that moment, Luis was starting to get impatient. “I have no time to see how affectionate you are with your son. If you don’t want to die, buzz off quickly!”
Ethan and Kingston were stunned as Luis spoke. They stood there in a daze, feeling at a loss as to what to do. No one in Stonia ever had the guts to be so presumptuous toward Rufus. They wondered if Luis was out of his mind.
“And who are you?” Rufus spared him a glance.
“I’m Luis, a member of the Langford family.” With his head held high, he continued loudly, “Your son has humiliated us publicly today, and he needs to pay for that! If he isn’t willing to kneel down and make his apology, you’ll have to do it on his behalf!”
“You’re asking me to kneel?” Rufus let out a chuckle, appearing to be harmless.
“That’s right! You’re his father, after all!”
“Do you know who I am? I’m afraid you can’t afford to have me kneeling before you.” The corner of Rufus’ lip curled up into a smirk.
“I don’t care who you are! Even if the Emperor is hete today, he will have to get down on his knees and apologize! Otherwise, he’ll have to die!”
As soon as Luis finished saying that, Kingston fainted on the spot.
Meanwhile, Ethan’s face was as pale as death, and his legs were trembling uncontrollably.
“It’s all over now. We’re doomed. Why does the Langford family have such an idiotic fool?” he thought.
“Ethan, your family member is quite a character.” Rufus faked a smile.
“I” Ethan opened his mouth to explain.
However, before he could say anything, Luis butted in, “Hey! Who do you think you are to be calling my uncle without any honorifics?”
“How should I address him, then?”
“Call him Mr. Ethan!”
Rufus laughed and looked at Ethan. “Mr. Ethan, is this the right way?”
The moment Ethan heard that, he fell directly to his knees. “I beg your mercy, Your Highness!”
Upon seeing such a scene, everyone was astonished
After all, that was Ethan, the head of the Langfords. They wondered who could make a big shot. like him kneel on the floor.
“Uncle Ethan, what’s wrong? What are you doing on the floor? Get up quickly!”
Luis immediately stretched out his hand to help Ethan up. However, before Luis could touch him. Ethan smacked him hard in the face. “Fuck! Don’t touch me! I have nothing to do with you! From now on, you are no longer a part of the Langford family!”
“What?” Covering his reddened cheek, Luis was confused “Uncle Ethan, what’s going on? Why are you kicking me out of the family all of a sudden? I’m your nephew!”
“Get lost! I don’t have such a moronic nephew like you!” Ethan sent another slap across Luis’ face. Even if the person who offended Rufus was his biological father, he would have to cut ties with him there and then, let alone his nephew. Sacrificing one person was better than dragging the whole family down.
“What’s going on exactly?” Luis was on the verge of lears
This person standing here is none other than the Prince of Theswe. How dare you act so
disrespectfully in front of him? Even the Emperor won’t be able to save you!” Ethan reprimanded him fiercely.
Luis froze and stood there in a daze with disbelief on his face. It had never occurred to him that this ordinary man in front of him would be the dignified Prince of Theswe.
“Wait… If he is the Prince of Theswe, then isn’t Dustin the renowned skilled martial artist, Kirin? Oh, God! What kind of person have I offended?” Luis muttered inwardly.
At the thought of that, Luis’ legs turned to jelly, and he slumped down to the floor. His gaze was filled with despair. Not only did he fight with Kirin over a woman, but he also called the Prince of Theswe an old man.
Was there anyone in the world who would do anything much worse than him?!