“You’re getting better, Jagoan…” Jagoan said with a chuckle.
Jagoan’s chess skills had indeed improved, and it was unknown if he had practiced in private.
Jagoan also said to Jagoan, “Commander, you’re much better than before too.”
“Haha!” Jagoan nodded.
Just then, there was suddenly a knock at the door.
ls it that woman Aria again?
Jagoan frowned, but he got up to open the door anyway.
Once he opened the door, Jagoan discovered it was not the mayor’s second daughter Aria, but Mayor Claremento himself!
Jagoan was slightly shocked.
Then he asked, “Sir, what are you doing here?”
Jagoan was greeting him, but it was also a reminder to Jagoan.
When Jagoan heard Jagoan’s question, he knew it was Mayor Claremento who came to his room.
The average person would have been pleasantly surprised and greeted him by now with a compliment that would have strengthened his bond with Mayor Claremento. However, Jagoan was still sitting at his desk. He did not get up and did not even glance at the door.
“I have nothing to do. So I came to have a look…” Claremento said with a chuckle.
“Sir, come in…” Jagoan let Claremento enter Jagoan’s room and went to make Claremento tea.
Claremento walked up to the table and stood in front of Jagoan.
“Is this chess? I didn’t know you were in the mood for this, Commander Jagoan,” Claremento said.
It was also now that Jagoan finally glanced up at Claremento.
“You locked me here, and I can’t get out. All I can do is play chess to kill the time,” Jagoan said with a straight face.
“How resentful!” Claremento laughed and sat down where Jagoan had sat earlier.
Jagoan did not care about being under house arrest. If he wanted to get out, the personal guards outside would not be able to stop him.
“Come on, let’s play a game of chess.”
Claremento seemed very interested in playing chess. He set up all the chess pieces as he spoke.
Jagoan glanced at Claremento and said, “You’re the elder. You go first.”
Claremento was much older than Jagoan, so there was nothing wrong with him being called an elder. He nodded and pushed a pawn forward.
Jagoan moved a knight, and Claremento started moving a rook.
The two confronted each other, moving back and forth. They had moved more than 100 steps, but there was still no winner.
“Not bad. Not bad. You’re pretty good…” Claremento said with a chuckle, “I went to Dragon Kingdom when l was young and won a chess championship there, amateur level, of course.”
“It’s only a hobby too,” Jagoan said casually.
Looking up at Claremento, Jagoan slowly said, “You’re the mayor of Crosac. With so much to do everyday, you probably didn’t come to me only to play chess with me, did you?”
Claremento moved another chess piece before saying, “Jagoan, life is like a game of chess. You have to look three steps back to take one step forward. You have to think it through. Don’t be reckless or impulsive. Otherwise, what could have been a good outcome will likely go out of hand…”
When he heard Claremento say this, Jagoan knew he was hinting at him.
Dorodo’s soldier dispatch was so major that it was impossible to keep it a secret, so it was not a surprise to Jagoan that Claremento knew something was up at Dorodo.
“That depends… I’ll become impulsive when I’m supposed to be. I won’t be impulsive when I’m not supposed to.”
Jagoan took over one of Claremento’s rooks before adding, “Besides, I’m a young man. If I’m not impulsive now, am I supposed to be impulsive when I’m older? Can I still be impulsive by then?”
“You’re right…” Claremento said with a chuckle, but his eyes grew cold.
Jagoan continued saying, “Of course, I’m not opinionated. If I think I can solve a problem without relying on impulse, I won’t, of course. I’m not that stupid.”
Claremento’s eyes gradually softened when Jagoan said this.
It was getting dark outside.
Claremento got up and said, “I can’t go on. I’ve lost this game. It’s been so long since I’ve played chess that I’ve lost my touch…”
“You’re good. Of course, I mean among foreigners,” Jagoan replied calmly.
“Are you taunting me or are you mocking me. By the way, would you be interested in seeing a good show with me?”
“A good show?” Jagoan looked confused.
The evening lights in Crosac were lit up at night.
Rapido was taking a bath in his villa.
He alone occupied the huge bath. Instead of a person soaking in the bathtub, he looked like a fat pig wallowing in mud. He was so happy that he sang a little song when he thought of how he could have a good time with the beautiful woman he had been waiting for a long time.
After taking a bath, he was wiping the water off his body when the doorbell rang suddenly.
Rapido excitedly wrapped himself in a towel and ran to open the door.
When Rapido opened the villa door, he saw Claremento’s second daughter, Aria, standing before him.
“I’ve been waiting for you for a long time, Darling!” Rapido excitedly hugged Aria and brought her into the villa.
However, they did not know that a pair of eyes saw all this from the darkness not far from the villa.