An iron rod slipped out of his wide sleeve, and he swung it at Edgar’s head.
Edgar’s head started bleeding immediately after he was struck. He felt dizzy and could not react for a while.
The subordinate tightened his grip on the rod and continued beating him up.
Edgar fell to the ground and groaned in pain.
“B-B*stard! Brodie Wachob, how dare you…” Edgar cursed out from the ground.
Another kick followed after he cursed out.
After Brodie beat up Edgar, he approached James and Thea.
He slightly bent over and apologized, “Ms. Thea, Dragon King. I’m sorry that that dumb*ss, Edgar, is a fool and can’t recognize you two. I’ve already taught him a lesson…”
While speaking, he fell to the ground on his knees and kept kowtowing.
“Please take me in, Dragon King…”
James looked at Brodie.
With his current status and strength, he was too lazy to deal with such gangsters. Others would laugh at him if word got out.
He turned around and looked at Zion, asking, “What’s going on?”
Zion replied helplessly, “This group of people suddenly showed up in this area a few months ago and started demanding a protection fee. They wouldn’t allow us to operate our businesses properly if we didn’t pay them. Thus, many people have compromised. I’ve also paid them for a few months, but I really don’t have enough to pay them now.”
Zion had always been an honest person. Under normal circumstances, he would pay the money to avoid conflict.
These people would cause trouble and make it hard for businesses to operate if they did not pay the protection fee.
James listened to him and nodded. Then, he said, “Alright, I understand. I’ll resolve this.”
He took out his phone and called the Blithe King, briefly explaining the situation.
At that moment, Edgar returned to his feet.
As soon as he got up, he began to curse. “Brodie, I’ll kill you! What are you guys doing?! Beat this traitor to death immediately!”
The others exchanged a few glances.
They had heard James’ phone call and knew James had a solid background. Thus, none of them dared to make a move.
Meanwhile, Brodie remained kneeling on the ground.
From his perspective, this was his chance to gain recognition from James. He could live the rest of his life without worries.
“Okay, enough kneeling. You can get up,” said James.
Brodie finally stood up.
As soon as he stood up, he kicked Edgar, who was shouting, to the ground again.
James looked at Brodie and said calmly, “I’ll give you a task.”
“P-Please, go ahead. I-I’m all ears…” A broad smile formed on Brodie’s face.
James said, “I don’t care what methods you use. From today onward, you have to ensure at least fifty customers frequent this store daily.”
“N-No problem! T-That won’t be a problem at all…” Brodie immediately agreed.
His task was only to attract customers.
As long as he told outsiders the store belonged to the Dragon King, people would flood the store.
Zion expressed his gratitude, “Thanks, James…”
James smiled and said, “Don’t worry about it. It’s no big deal.”
After speaking, James pulled Thea back into the private room.
Meanwhile, Brodie held Edgar down on the ground and did not let him escape.
After James’ phone call, Edgar was already done for, and he could easily take over. He was about to make it big.
Inside the private room, Thea looked at James with a smile and said, “Do you know that person?”
“How would I know him?”
“He showed you so much respect. Could it be that you spent money for them to put on a show for me?”
Hearing this, James was speechless.
“Do I look like someone who has nothing better to do?”
“Tsk, who knows?”
James replied earnestly, “I’m really not that free. Plus, you’re a celebrity in Cansington. If you don’t believe me, you can walk around and head to some major stores or even meet up with some influential figure to confirm if they’re scared of you.”