Henry kept quiet and kept driving toward the airport.
Soon, they arrived and purchased three tickets to Utarbergh.
Yelena wore a black hat and oversized sunglasses while waiting at the boarding gate, but those were not enough to hide her disgruntled look.
As Durandal’s princess, she never had to wait to board a plane before.
“Why do we have to take a commercial plane when I have a private plane? Aside from that, why do I have to dress so plainly? People can’t see my delicate features because of these cumbersome accessories. No one is paying me any mind.”
James simply ignored her constant griping.
If it was not for the fact that he would possibly lose an opportunity to use Durandal’s official information networks in the future, he would not have bothered entertaining Durandal’s princess and bringing her along with them. He also had no good excuse to justify leaving her behind.
While waiting to board the plane, James took out his phone and reviewed the information Blake had sent him. The information included the profile of the underworld figure that they were about to meet.
He was an incredibly influential figure in Durandal and had significant assets. Not to mention, he secretly controlled many major companies within the country and even a few international ones.
This person was called Zyaire Woods.
He was currently in Utarbergh, where one of his lovers was staying. Thus, he happened to be in the town recently.
Blake had contacted Zyaire and arranged a meeting between him and James in Utahberg.
After waiting for about half an hour, the three people finally boarded the plane.
It did not take long before they landed in Utarbergh.
After walking out of the airport, James called the number Blake had given him.
The recipient picked up the call, and a deep voice asked, “Is this the founder of Dragon Palace?”
Blake had arranged for James to meet up with Zyaire, but under the guise of Dragon Palace’s founder instead of the Dragon King of Sol. Had he used the latter title, Zyaire would have flat out refused to meet with James.
“Yeah,” replied James.
“Eight in the evening. Meet me at East Road Villa District.”
After providing the time and venue for their meeting, the other party ended the call.
James also put away his phone.
Standing aside, Henry asked, “How did it go, James?”
James said, “We’ll meet at East Road Villa District at eight in the evening.”
Yelena looked at James with a suspicious gaze. “James, what are we doing here? Who are you meeting? What kind of important business is it? I’m telling you, I’m not going if it’s just going to be something boring.”
“It’d be better if you don’t come with us. You should find a hotel and stay there for the time being. We’ll reunite with you after we finish our errand.” James turned around and walked away.
“Are you trying to get rid of me? No way! I’m sticking with you guys!” Yelena shouted in frustration and chased after them.
The three of them left the airport together. They took a taxi to the town square and had a short, leisurely stroll
When it was almost time for the meeting, the trio took a taxi to East Road Villa District.
“We’ve arrived,” said the driver.
James looked at the navigation app on his phone and said in bewilderment, “We’re not there yet. Aren’t we still a few kilometers away from the destination?”
The driver was a middle-aged man of about 30 years old.
He drew his gaze over James and the other passengers in his car. “Do you really not know, or are you pretending to be oblivious? This is the East Road, and it’s Zyaire’s territory. Outsiders aren’t allowed to go further than this.”
James scratched his nose pensively and said, “Is that so? Well, I’m heading to meet Zyaire. It’s fine to continue driving.”
The driver looked at James as if he were a madman and said disdainfully, “Young man, I can tell you’re a Solean. You’re saying you’re here to meet Zyaire? Do you know what kind of person Zyaire is? Do you think he’s the type of person who’d just meet every Tom, Dick and Harry?”
“Hey, watch your attitude!” Sitting in the back row, Yelena was dissatisfied with the driver’s attitude and snapped at him. “Do you know who I am? I’m the…”
“Alright, that’s enough.”
James did not want to escalate the situation any further and immediately paid the driver. Then, he quickly pulled Yelena out of the car.
“What’re you doing, James? Unhand me! Why are you dragging me out?” Yelena shot him a discontented look.
“That’s enough. Stop making a fuss. It’s not that far off. Let’s go.” James led her by the arm.
A few kilometers was not a terribly long way off.
James would have arrived at the venue quickly if he was able to travel unrestrained. Unfortunately, Yelena was with him, so he had to slow down his pace.
More than half an hour had passed, yet they still had not arrived at their destination.