After the matter press conference, the Emperor hurriedly headed to Cansington to investigate the matter.
He had been watching James’ every action. He knew of James’ misconduct in Cansington.
He immediately went to find The Great Four, the Five Provinces Business Alliance, Infinite Commerce, and the others. With their testimony, it would be more than enough to convict James of his crimes.
Before the sun had even risen, the Emperor had finished compiling the evidence. He immediately headed toward the Southern Plains with the Red Flame army.
It was morning.
James woke up.
Although he slept for a whole night, he felt even more lethargic than ever before. He called Henry and gave him a few instructions.
Henry then called for his men to prepare breakfast for James.
Soon, breakfast was ready.
The two feasted. However, the atmosphere was tense.
Clack! Clack! Clack!
The sound of boots could be heard.
Henry turned his head.
A middle-aged man walked in with a bunch of men in black suits.
The man was none other than the Emperor, the commander-in-chief of the Red Flame and the head of the Five Commanders of Sol.
The Emperor walked over to them and waved. The men behind him stopped in their tracks.
With a mischievous grin on his face, the Emperor then took a seat on the sofa and said, “Enjoying yourself, James?”
James was enjoying his meal without a care in the world.
Upon hearing the Emperor’s voice, he lifted his head and asked, “You must be tired after burning the midnight oil. Would you like to have some?”
The Emperor handed James a cigarette and said smilingly, “I know you love smoking. Here, have a cigarette. I’m afraid you won’t have a chance to do so anymore in the future…”
James put down his cutlery and accepted the cigarette. Henry pulled out a lighter and lit it.
Leaning against the sofa, James smoked the cigarette. Smoke swirled around his face. It was a blissful moment for him.
Henry, on the other hand, was glaring daggers at the Emperor. Clenching his fists, his bloodshot eyes were burning with hatred for the man who set James up.
“I don’t mind if you target me. I have no complaints. This a power struggle, after all. But how could you get the innocent involved? Thea is unrelated to this. After I’m imprisoned, please give her the antidote.”
It sounded both like an order and a plea.
“What are you talking about, James? I don’t quite understand. Are you done?” He pulled out an arrest warrant. “This is an arrest warrant issued by the King. You’re suspected of abusing your position for personal gains while you were in your position. After investigating the matter, we have found concrete evidence of your crimes. Please cooperate with our investigation.”
A few men in black suits walked over to James. They were the Red Flame army of the Capital.
Henry clenched his fists. A vein popped out in his neck.
James stood up with great difficulty and extended his arms.
He was instantly handcuffed. Then, he was promptly escorted out of the Black Dragon Palace.
Many people gathered outside the palace.
There were civilians as well as reporters.
The Black Dragon Palace was always full of visitors. Back then, however, the place was crowded with muckraking journalists and admirers of the Black Dragon.
Now, it was full of people who were here to witness and laugh at the Black Dragon’s downfall.
Seeing that James was escorted out of the palace in handcuffs, many clapped.
“One less corrupt figure in Sol!”
“He must be one of the most corrupt figures in Sol!”
The crowd was in an uproar. Meanwhile, the reporters were busy taking pictures.
“Breaking news! James has finally met his downfall!”
“The Emperor, the commander-in-chief of the Red Flame army, hurried over to the Southern Plains from the Capital to arrest him.”