Without any hesitation and any chance for the victim to even scream, the man threw a punch and shattered the victim’s heart instantly.
The men moved quickly and disappeared into the distance again.
It was a cold and rainy night.
But everyone’s hearts were colder.
In a section of the palace.
The Prince had a nasty look on his face and his nails were about to dig into the armrest of his chair.
“Who is it?!”
The man on the chair reserved for the leader was a middle aged man in a golden robe with a strange looking hat on his head. He looked like he had transmigrated from ancient times.
He clenched his fists and his voice was hoarse, “I asked, who is it?!”
“We are still investigating,” said the Prince through gritted teeth.
He didn’t expect things to become so serious.
And he was even more shocked that the Masamune Syndicate hadn’t responded at all. It was as if all this chaos didn’t affect them at all.
They had also pretended that nothing happened even though Lana had been taken away.
“You fool!” The emperor was furious. “Look at what you’ve done!”
“I wanted you to control the Masamune Syndicate, but you don’t even know what’s going on within the Masamune Syndicate? What lousy prince are you?!”
He had used a lot of resources to get the Prince into the higher ups of the Masamune Syndicate.
And just when it was time to reap the harvest and make use of the Masamune Syndicate, everything they did turned out to be pointless.
“I’m investigating and I’ve already sent people to track those men down. I will definitely be sure to kill them!” declared the Prince.
The emperor scoffed coldly.
The Prince had said this more than once already, but what use was it?
“Kill them? All the ones who have died are from our side of the family! Eight of them have been killed!” he roared angrily. “These are all important members of the royal family! Now you’re telling me you’re going to kill those assailants?”
The Prince’s expression grew nastier.
The news about him kneeling had leaked and it had leaked from the Masamune Syndicate main shrine. The news reached all of Tokyo practically overnight and he became the laughingstock of the royal family.
He wanted to snatch Lana back, but Ethan appeared from nowhere and took her away, while the people from the Masamune Syndicate didn’t even stop him.
Jaken was so active and bold when he was going up against the Prince, but once he ran into Ethan, he completely washed his hands of the matter.
And those old men controlling the syndicate also shut up, as if nothing had happened at all.
The Prince couldn’t stand it at all.
“Your Majesty, what do you think I should do?” The Prince was beginning to get frustrated too.
Now that things had come to this, besides embarrassing himself, he might also lose everything he had!
“Can’t you see it?” The emperor slammed the table. “That Ethan is not someone we can afford to offend!”
“You can’t seem to track down who he really is, but what about the Masamune Syndicate? They’re a power in the Third World, so surely they know someone who’s connected to the Third World, right?”
“But they haven’t reacted at all, and even watched as he took Lana away, including that tattoo on herself, without doing anything. Do you think this is normal?”
“They’re just taking this chance to launch a counterattack on us,” the Prince tried to defend himself.
“Rubbish!” The emperor was so angry that he stood up and pointed a finger at the Prince. “I think you’re really old and muddleheaded! What a fool!”
The Prince was livid. Getting pointed at and reprimanded by the emperor like that made the fury within his heart surge.
So what if he was the emperor?
If the Prince had been born a little earlier, their positions would have been swapped!
The one ordering others around would have been him!
“Your Majesty!” Someone came in from outside just as the atmosphere became tense.
“What is it?!” yelled the emperor.
“Your Majesty, another two dead bodies have been discovered. It’s the Third and Fifth Counselors.”