“It was nothing,” the man replied with a faint smile.
“Mr. Chance, thank you for helping my daughter. I was busy these past few days, so forgive me for coming late to thank you,” Ryosuke said politely as he came up to Jagoan.
“I already said it was no big deal,” Jagoan uttered calmly with a serene expression on his face.
This puzzled Ryosuke, who wondered why Jagoan was so calm toward him and not showing any sign of resentment or anger if he came to seek revenge.
“Aren’t you all tired? Let’s get to the point,” Fandor impatiently interjected. “Ryosuke, I don’t believe you came here just to thank Jagoan.”
Ryosuke was caught off guard and hesitated for a moment before explaining, “Mr. Chance, I know your purpose for coming to Jetroina, but I want to explain that although the people who have been hunting you are from the Watanabe family, it was my younger brother Asuka who orchestrated it all.”
He continued, “I had no idea about this, including the attack on Chanaean officials. He never told me about it. Once I found out, I immediately sent people to apologize and explain the situation. I have no intention of going against Chanaea or you, Mr. Chance. I hope you can understand…”
Ryosuke spoke with an earnest face, afraid that Jagoan wouldn’t believe him.
However, Jagoan replied with a faint smile, “Mr. Watanabe, I already know all of this. You’re not responsible for your brother’s actions, so I won’t hold it against you…”
“Mr. Chance, you already knew about it?” Ryosuke was surprised.
He wondered how Jagoan knew because only the higher-ups of the Watanabe family were aware of the ordeal.
“Kazuo told me. I brought him back alive from Chanaea for a reason,” Jagoan said nonchalantly.
Ryosuke breathed a sigh of relief on hearing that, since Jagoan knew, he didn’t have to worry anymore.
“I also know that the Watanabe family’s election is coming up, and you are competing for the head of the family position with your brother. If I kill Asuka, wouldn’t you be the biggest beneficiary?” Jagoan added.
Since Ryosuke chose to tell the truth, Jagoan also didn’t intend to hide anything. He wanted to see if he could get some resources from the Watanabe family. After all, now that Ryosuke also wanted Asuka dead, their goals were aligned.
But unexpectedly, Ryosuke let out a mournful sigh after hearing Jagoan’s words. “Actually, the position of head of the family is no longer important to me. I only want my daughter to live happily…”
Ryosuke then told Jagoan about Yuri’s situation and how she was about to be sent to the shrine. Yuri listened in shock beside them.
“So, Mr. Watanabe, are you saying that you want me to take Yuri away?” Jagoan asked, still confused.
Ryosuke nodded. “Yes, because only then can Yuri have a stable life. I know about your powerful influence in Chanaea, and as for killing Asuka, I will help you to complete the task…”
“But if you do this, you won’t be able to become head of the family, and your life will be in danger. After all, nobody would dare to disobey the shrine’s orders, right?” Jagoan questioned.
“For Yuri’s sake, this is the only way. As long as she can live happily, that’s all that matters,” Ryosuke replied with a determined and loving expression of a father.
Indeed, the love of a parent for their child knew no bounds.
This decision was made after Ryosuke and Keika had discussed it, as it was the only way for Yuri to escape harm.