While Mia spent the next few days in agony, Levi was quite relaxed because he couldn’t care less about the Joneses.
Four days later, Elijah arrived at South City with a fleet of cars armed with loaded weapons.
Although he was the warlord of Orientana, he tried to keep a low profile because he was in another territory, Erudia.
When the fleet of cars reached Sapphire Villa, Michael led his family members to welcome Elijah at the front door.
Deep down, everyone was nervous when they saw the merciless warlord in front of them.
Michael immediately ordered, “Tell Shadow to bring Mia here now! Tell her if she refuses, I will send her parents to jail instead!”
Soon, Elijah arrived with two hundred armed bodyguards surrounding him.
He had multiple scars that enhanced his ferocious look and a cigar in his mouth.
Elijah’s immense wealth enabled him to acquire an army of a hundred thousand soldiers well-equipped with the most formidable weapons.
One wrong word from the Joneses and they would find themselves at the mercy of those weapons.
Elijah’s imposing manner was intimidating enough for the Joneses to cower.
As he swept his gaze across the Joneses, Michael stepped up and greeted, “Welcome to Erudia, my lord!”
Elijah’s adjutant reported, “Sir, this is Michael Jones, head of the Jones family.”
“You,” Elijah bellowed in his deep voice, “You are the one who intruded my territory with that filthy business of yours! How dare you defy me and hurt my soldiers?”
Everyone froze in place.
“My lord, I’m afraid it’s all a misunderstanding…” Michael fumbled for words hastily.
“Well, since you’re willing to apologize, I’ll let this matter rest if you add another fifty billion,” Elijah concluded.
“What?” Everyone gasped collectively.
This is totally a daylight robbery! That’s a hundred billion in total! Our family may never recover from this blow!
In fact, the Joneses had prepared themselves for more daunting news, but they never expected Elijah to be so ruthless and cunning.
Elijah smirked, “Is that a problem?”
“I have thirty thousand men on standby not far from South Hampton. Believe me, they are very impulsive. I cannot assure you of your safety once they know that you defy me again…” He threatened menacingly.
The Joneses turned pale when they realized that Elijah was threatening to destroy their family if they didn’t agree to his conditions.
Knowing that they wouldn’t stand a chance against Elijah, Michael finally gave in. “There’s no way we will defy you, my lord!”
As Michael showed Elijah into Sapphire Villa, the rest of the Joneses completed the 100-billion transaction.
“Get the ten prisoners ready. I’m leaving soon!” Elijah ordered.
Despite being tyrannical, he dared not prolong his stay at Erudia.
He planned to return to his territory once he got what he came for.
“No problem!” Michael commanded his subordinates to capture Levi and Mia.
Not long after, Levi and Mia were surrounded by Michael’s men.
“Please come with us, Ms. Jones. The warlord is already here. Your parents will have to go to jail if you don’t show up!”
Mia panicked. “Levi, I have to go now!”
Levi stroked her head lightly. “Alright, I’ll come with you!”