At the same time, Caleb was on the phone with Jean.
“Matthew couldn’t hold back after all. Seeing the Gordon family subdue the Fisher family, he was worried that things were getting out of his control, so he extended his reach into District Twenty-Three.”
“What has he done?” Jean felt irritated every time he heard Matthew’s name.
Matthew had repeatedly caused trouble for the Gordon family. If it weren’t for Neera’s reluctance to let him interfere, he would have temporarily allowed Caleb to send support. Matthew wouldn’t have lasted until now.
“What else can he do? His only option is to persuade the top families in District Twenty-Three to temporarily set aside their grudges against each other, unite, and resist the Gordon family.”
Jean toyed with his pen as he said, “District Twenty-Three… the Goldberg family, the Lennox family, and the Dutton family. These three forces have always been at odds with each other. What can the Bartitsu Guild possibly do to persuade them?”
“The Bartitsu Guild has always been known for making empty promises. Those three families, after all their scheming and maneuvering, are all vying for control of District Twenty-Three. Everyone wants to dominate District Twenty-Three and become the king of the district. The Bartitsu Guild seized this mentality, promising the three families that whoever could drive the Gordon family out of District Twenty-Three would be supported to rule over District Twenty-Three. Although these three families couldn’t coexist peacefully, they naturally lowered their guns at each other in the face of huge benefits and aimed them at the Gordon family instead.”
Jean chuckled coldly. “As expected of that sly old man. But once the deed is done, the story changes, doesn’t it? Those three families wouldn’t be so foolish as to naively trust the guild.”
“Perhaps, but it doesn’t really matter to them. The Bartitsu Guild probably wants it too. Their goal is nothing more than to fan the flames. Once the stove is lit, the Gordon family will definitely not have a good time.”
“Oh, we’ll see about that.”
In the receiver, the man’s deep voice revealed no hint of emotions.
Caleb smiled leisurely, elegantly lifting his wine glass for a sip.
“What do you want me to do?”
Jean said, “There’s no need for you to get involved in this matter. Just have someone keep a close eye on it. Unless it’s absolutely necessary, they should not take action to avoid leaving any trace.”
Caleb downed his drink and said, “Got it. The Gordon family is much stronger than we imagined. Each one of those people Chad brought back is not to be underestimated. Our people are not yet ready to be deployed, so they will remain hidden in the shadows, undetected by the guild.”
“Mm.” Jean/didn’t say anything more. After hanging up the phone, he called Colin.
Two days later, in the quiet depths of the night, a massive explosion occurred on a small island near Phison.
The explosion was deafening, and smoke filled the air.
Many families living near the coast of Phison saw it.
“Isn’t that small island a research base? Why did it suddenly explode? Did something go wrong with the research?”
11:12 Mon, 20 Nov
、95% “Isn’t that small island a research base? Why did it suddenly explode? Did something go wrong with the research?
“I’m not sure. That’s the official research base of the Bartitsu Guild. I remember they primarily research pharmaceuticals. There should be a lot of chemical compounds inside, right? Could there be any pollution?”
“The explosion was so intense. Who knows if anything has been leaked? Has the guild sent someone to deal with it?”
“The guild doesn’t even make a peep now. With such a big issue at hand, they owe the public an explanation!”
Just as everyone was discussing online, Matthew was awakened in the middle of the night. Only then did he realize something major had happened.
“Hasn’t the drug research center always been safe? How could there suddenly be an explosion? Bring the person in charge of the research center to me!”
He paced back and forth in the living room, hands behind his back, seething with frustration. He was like a cat on a hot tin roof, too restless to even sleep.
By the time the director of the research center arrived in a fluster, dawn was almost breaking.-
“What on earth happened? How do you manage the drug research center? You’ve made/such a mess. You’ve completely disgraced the guild!”
Matthew started off with a barrage of curses.
The director’s face turned ashen, his mind now a complete mess.
“Mr. Lozano, it appears that… due to a research and development error, a violent chemical reaction occurred, which led to the explosion…”
“What kind of drug have you developed that could blow up the base like this! More than half of the base is destroyed, and the entire island was almost blown away! Your researchers really have some skills!”
“Indeed, your criticism is valid,” the director conceded, not daring to defend himself. He could only grit his teeth and admit his mistake. “It’s my fault for not managing the research center well. But now… the mistake has already been made. How can we rectify it…”
“Rectify? The whole of Phison is now filled with rumors and doubts about the major research centers of the guild. There are even suspicions about whether the explosion will cause drug leaks and pollution! What do you suggest we do to salvage this?”
The series of setbacks recently had shattered Matthew’s calm, making him increasingly irritable.
Whenever he thought about those comments online, he would become even more frustrated.
The director was drenched in cold sweat. After a moment of thought, he stuttered, “I’ll head to the PR department immediately and issue a clarification statement. The fire at the base has been extinguished, and the remaining work will be carried out as quickly as possible…