Michael brought celebrities with him as the welcoming committees, “Welcome, Chief Williamson! You’ve been fighting hard at the frontline, so we thank you for your service!”
“On behalf of the Jones family, I would like to express our highest respect!”
Michael almost knelt in respect of Ezra before he was stopped.
“You’re too kind, Mr. Jones. I was only carrying out my duty,” responded Ezra who was dressed casually. After all, his excuse for coming back was to recover from his injuries.
“Our family made this banner just for you, Chief Williamson.”
Written on the banner, which Michael ordered to be presented, was “National Treasure”.
Although the Jones family was only doing that as a form of flattery, Ezra was definitely qualified to have that title bestowed on him.
With a wide grin on his face, Ezra accepted the banner, “You would not have spoilt me with such flattery if you knew of the prodigy in your family.”
Before Ezra came over, he did some research on the relationship between Levi and the Jones family, and what he found out was how foolish the Joneses had been to not recognize the nation’s God of War in their midst. Instead, they put their effort on flattering me.
“Pardon me, Chief Williamson. A prodigy in our family, you said?”
“Were you referring to my son, Anson? I heard that he’s reached the top ranks in the Iron Brigade and that he’s become the right-hand man of their God of War,” asked Michael excitedly.
“What?” exclaimed Ezra in bafflement.
I know everyone in the Iron Brigade’s top brass, and none of them has the name ‘Anson.’ Much less the right-hand man to God of War. What a load of bullsh*t!
“Yes, that’s the one!”
Ezra was only giving Michael a perfunctory answer, but it was enough to convince Michael.
Anson really is the right-hand man to the God of War!
“We, the Jones family, finally showed our strength!” shouted Michael in excitement.
Ezra wanted so badly to knock Michael on the head for his ignorance.
The Jones family has already shown their strength with the God of War of the nation.
“This way, please. We’ve prepared the perfect place for you to heal your injuries, Chief Williamson,” invited Michael.
Since he was there to put on a show anyway, Ezra accepted the kind offer.
“After you, Mr. Jones.”
Michael was thrilled to see Ezra accepting his invitation because that meant Ezra recognized the Jones family as allies.
Convinced that he had become allies with both the God of War and Ezra, Michael was walking with his head held high. Nobody would dare oppose the Jones family now!
In the end, Ezra decided to stay at Sapphire Villa, where the Joneses prepared a grand feast for him.
The Joneses were pleased to see Ezra accepting whatever kindness they had to offer because that meant their relationship with Ezra would only become stronger.
On the other hand, the people disagreed with Ezra leaving the warzone and spending his time in luxury with the rich and the famous.