Before he could finish speaking, an unexpected visitor suddenly came knocking at the door.
“Mr. Gordon, Ms. Garcia, the head of the Medicina family, Caleb Medicina, has arrived.”
Neera was a bit surprised yet also somewhat delighted. “Mr. Medicina? Please, show him in.”
Chad was also slightly surprised. “Why would he suddenly drop by? Has something happened?”
Neera shook her head. “I’m not sure. Mr. Medicina is one of Lordsworth Estate’s people. If he’s come to Bartitsu Guild’s territory, he must have some very important business.”
Soon, Caleb was invited in.
Neera stood up and greeted with a smile, “Mr. Medicina, long time no see.”
Caleb smiled faintly, still as gentle and courteous as ever.
“Ms. Garcia, long time no see. You haven’t changed.”
After greeting Neera, he shifted his gaze to Chad, giving him a slight nod in acknowledgment.
“Hello, Mr. Gordon. Nice to meet you. I’m Caleb Medicina.”
Chad’s expression was calm. “The Medicina family truly produces remarkable individuals. Despite your young age, you’ve already assumed the position of family head, which clearly shows your impressive capabilities.”
Caleb humbly replied, “Mr. Gordon, you flatter me. Please, just call me Caleb.”
Not bothering with too much small talk, Chad nodded and then asked, “May I know, the reason for your visit today? If people find out that someone from Lordsworth Estate has come to Bartitsu Guild’s territory, I’m afraid it might not bode well.”
Caleb sat down across from the two, speaking politely and moving with grace.
“Rest assured, Mr. Gordon, my private visit to the Gordon family will remain confidential. Apart from those present today, no one else will know about it, let alone spread the word. Therefore, no one will question the Gordon family’s stance.”
Having heard him express himself so clearly and decisively, Chad no longer dwelled on the matter, quietly waiting for what would come next.
Caleb didn’t beat around the bush and went on straightforwardly, “I’ve heard some rumors about the Cox and Gordon families from Lordsworth Estate, and I’ve also heard about the actions of Bartitsu Guild. This time, I came to provide some manpower to the Gordon family to help them take control of Districts Twenty-One to Twenty-Five.”
Not expecting him to be here for this matter, Chad’s eyebrows knitted almost imperceptibly, a hint of wariness immediately surfacing in his eyes.
Even Neera couldn’t help but feel a certain degree of caution.
Although the Medicina family had once helped her, for which she was deeply grateful, their standpoints were ultimately different.
Moreover, she hadn’t quite figured out many of Lordsworth Estate’s actions, so when she heard his offer to help, she couldn’t help but be on her guard.
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“Mr. Medicina, may I be so bold as to ask whether it’s the Medicina family who wishes to lend a hand or Lordsworth Estate who wishes to assist?”
The significance between the two may indeed be vastly different.
Caleb knew what she was worried about and replied quite frankly.
“This was Lordsworth Estate’s idea. Seeing the Gordon family being manipulated by the guild, Lordsworth Estate does not wish to stand by idly. Therefore, we are willing to lend a hand, hoping to assist the Gordon family. Ms. Garcia, Mr. Gordon, please rest assured that our involvement is not for the control of those five districts but purely to provide support. The personnel we send will all follow the Gordon family’s orders and will not try to seize control.”
Neera hesitated before glancing at Chad, who wore an unreadable expression.
After a pause of two seconds, Chad asked, “Lordsworth Estate and the Gordon family hold different standpoints, so why does Lordsworth Estate repeatedly help the Gordon family? Is it just because Neera once saved the life of your lord?”
Caleb gave a slight smile. “Yes, it’s just because of this reason.”
Chad remained silent, clearly not very convinced.
Caleb didn’t mind as he continued to explain calmly and composedly, “I understand that due to our differing standpoints, gaining trust is not an easy task. However, as the head of the Medicina family, I can guarantee with my character and life that neither the Medicina family nor Lordsworth Estate has any intention of seizing control of those districts. Perhaps in your eyes, Ms. Garcia’s act of saving our lord was just a trivial matter done casually. But for the lord, it was a significant event worth remembering for a lifetime. Given the current unstable situation of the Gordon family, the lord would feel uneasy if he didn’t lend a hand. That’s why he sent me to help.”
Chad was at a loss for a moment, not knowing what to think of the matter. In the end, he looked at Neera and said, “The decision is yours to make.”
Neera appeared conflicted.
When it came to Caleb, she did trust him.
Back then, at Mount Cloud, without the strong support of the Medicina family, along with the humility of the families under Lordsworth Estate, she wouldn’t be where she is today.
If the lord of Lordsworth Estate was truly interested in the position of district president and had set his heart on it, there was no need for him to hand it over to Neera first and then struggle to seize it back later on.
Considering this, she nodded. “Then I appreciate Lordsworth Estate’s help. Thank you very much, Mr. Medicina.”
Caleb chuckled. “No need for such formalities, Ms. Garcia. We’ve seen each other through thick and thin, after all. I just hope that we can trust each other more in the future and lend a helping hand when needed.”
A pause later, he added, “Of course, we certainly won’t make things difficult for the Gordon family when it comes to dealing with Bartitsu Guild.”
Neera couldn’t help but express her gratitude, “I truly appreciate your efforts. On behalf of the Gordon family, I extend our sincere thanks.”
Once the serious talk was over, Caleb glanced toward the stairs and put on a nosey look.
“After all this talking, why haven’t we seen your fiancé yet, Ms. Garcia?”