My Castle, My Castellan – Chapter 7 – The Future of Toss City
The hall of the city’s main house was filled with delicious dishes. The lord of the city, McQueen, asked the knights and veterans to drink. Then, he moved to the side of Garcia.
“Garcia, didn’t you say that we have no money left? Where did all these delicious dishes come from?” McQueen was still smiling, but he whispered with a bit of anger.
“Castellan, this is all by good means of the people in Toss City. Your old servant is taking care of every area in the city, and I haven’t hide even one coin.” Garcia was smiling widely. As a magician, he had a relatively high status. People were coming to toast with him from time to time.
“You’d better not lie to your castellan, Garcia.” McQueen smiled, but he felt resented. Garcia, it’d be better not to let me discover your hidden money. Otherwise, I’d finish you. Garcia, although you’re a magician, you’re still my servant. Why isn’t there anyone coming to toast to me? And aren’t I the city owner? Do I have a frightening character that even the people fear me?
“Well, haha, Lord Linda, thank you for bringing people to come and rescue my city. If it weren’t for Linda and your knights, how could our city be able to survive?” McQueen held his glass of wine and greeted Linda with a humble smile. He was feeling quite good, as such beauty came from far to rescue Toss City. How was he supposed to pay her back?
“Bruce, I would like to toast you. Your heroism impressed me; you’re not young anymore but very strong. No wonder you were the team leader before.” Linda stood up and toasted Bruce, she finished her glass of wine without even looking at McQueen.
Bruce stood up with the right gesture, drinking the same glass of wine, he calmly said, “you’ve overly praised me, Lord Linda. I am just someone enthusiastic. Lord Linda is a true hero since you led 6000 knights to attack a 70,000-people army. Only Lord Linda has this kind of talents.”
The two people were having such a friendly conversation. They utterly ignored the lord of Toss City. McQueen, while still holding up his glass in the air, was dumbfounded. It was like someone slapped him right on his face. This little beauty Linda, she couldn’t care less about me! As the lord of the city, I am someone prestigious, yet I am treated this way. It’s not tolerable!
“Well, Bruce and Linda are the heroes of Toss City. Haha… the city lord will toast you both.” McQueen adjusted his mood, laughed a bit, then again raised his glass. It’s only a small thing, as a gentleman, he shouldn’t sweat about the small stuff.
“McQueen, I do not belong to Toss City. I came to help, all because of the relationship between the previous castellan and our city.” Linda’s expression suddenly turned cold, and she replied calmly. She didn’t even look at McQueen.
“Haha, that’s a very nice gift of you, my lord. Your old servant has only done his best.” Although Bruce seemed a tough guy, he knew very well how to be courteous, seeing that the atmosphere seemed a bit embarrassing, he tried to say something.
Damn…how shameful. Ok, don’t be overly excited. Linda, there’s going to be one day when you have to beg me. McQueen thought to himself. He was so pissed off, but still, he had to pretend that he wasn’t bothered at all. He tried not to care too much, “haha…let’s drink! There’s so much wine, drink as much as you want.”
Although McQueen was thick-skinned, he became too embarrassed to go on toasting. After calling Garcia, he found a table and sat there by himself. Since that morning, he hadn’t even sipped soup. And after the heavy rain, it was time to have something nutritious. “Come on, guys, you’ve got to stuff yourself with good food and wine today!”
After Linda and the others had eaten enough, she told Bruce and Garcia that she’s leaving. She didn’t care where McQueen was. After getting on her horse, she ran off like the wind. The people of Toss City watched her leave.
“What’s the big deal? Later, I am going to form a team of 100 knights. We will walk around Moore City every day. There’s nothing to be proud of, Linda. You shouldn’t have rejected our marriage contract after all. You will pay back for this one day.” McQueen wiped his mouth and had this evil thought in his head.
“Garcia, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, summon all the people and have them meet me in the main castle. I am going to hold an important meeting!” McQueen yelled at Garcia. Did he think, how come Garcia even had a higher status than himself? And at the party, he didn’t seem like a servant but someone with high prestige. Linda was disrespecting McQueen, yet no one saved his face, and he even had to bow down to Linda at the end. That’s unbelievable!
“Okay, my castellan. Where are you going now? What about cleaning the mess after the battle, what are your arrangements?” Garcia tried to follow McQueen’s footsteps.