Hearing the commotion outside, James stood up and said, “I’ll go outside and have a look.”
“I’ll come with you.” Thea also stood up.
The two walked out of the private room together.
A few men dressed in fancy clothes sat at a table in the center of the restaurant’s main hall. The servers acted as if they had seen a demon and refrained from approaching the men.
At that moment, Zion walked out of the kitchen in a panic.
As soon as he walked out, he noticed James had also come out of the private room and immediately cast a pleading look at him.
James motioned with his eyes, and Zion immediately understood.
Zion walked over, bowed, and said respectfully, “Mr. Edgar, business hasn’t been good in my restaurant recently. Could you give me a grace period of a few more days? I’ll gather enough money and make the payment soon.”
Zion had an extremely humble attitude.
A chubby man in his twenties with a cigar in his mouth slammed the table.
He stood up abruptly and grabbed Zion’s collar.
Although the man was young, he was quite strong. He lifted Zion from the ground.
“I dare you to say that one more time, Zion! Did you say you want a grace period of a few more days?”
Seeing this scene, the servers in the restaurant looked apprehensive and did not dare to approach, fearing they would get hurt in the process.
“Y-Yeah… I need a few more days,” said Zion.
After watching for a while, James could roughly understand what was going on. He walked over.
“What are you guys doing?”
The person whom Zion called Edgar immediately let go and glared at James.
He said coldly, “What do you have to do with…”
Before he could finish speaking, he noticed Thea, who was standing behind James.
Thea was a gorgeous woman. Since she was dressed more youthfully, she looked about eighteen to nineteen years old:
Seeing Thea, his eyes lit up.
“Mr. Edgar, Mr. Edgar…” A subordinate behind him gently tugged his clothes.
The subordinate recognized Thea.
The situation flustered him. However, Edgar did not recognize her. He pulled his clothes vigorously and slapped the subordinate’s face.
The subordinate was stunned. He covered his face and stood aside silently.
Edgar sat down, hooked his fingers at Thea, and said with a playful smile, “Little beauty, you’re gorgeous. Come here and massage my feet…”
Upon hearing this, Thea was immediately infuriated. However, she did not retort to him.
She stood behind James, tugged his sleeves, and said, “D-Did he ask me to massage his feet?”
“Ha!” James sneered.
He had not been in Cansington for a year, and these gangsters did not recognize him anymore.
James looked at Edgar with a smirk and asked, “Are you sure about that?”
“Who are you? Was I speaking to you?” Edgar was infuriated after seeing that Thea seemed to have an intimate relationship with James.
“Break that brat’s legs!” Edgar ordered his subordinates.
A few subordinates were about to take action when the subordinate that got slapped said in a hushed tone, “D-Don’t touch them… S-Something horrible is about to happen. It’s over for Edgar.”
Hearing this, Edgar was boiling with anger.
“What did you call me? You should address me as Mr. Edgar!”
Edgar swung his palm at him. However, the subordinate fought back this time.