Now, all James desired was to put everything to rest and give Sol a peaceful Capital.
Whether it would succeed or fail would depend on how the second half of the year played out.
If he was unable to resolve all of this before the election, it would be due to his lack of ability.
He would then stop being concerned about it.
James’ promise put Thea at ease.
“I’ll help you, Honey. I’ll get you to retire with me, feeling relieved, and leave the Capital without any regrets.
When that time comes, you’ll be free of worries, and be fully committed to being by my side.”
James was unaware of the underlying meaning of her words.
He had no idea what Thea meant when she said she would help him.
From his point of view, Thea simply did not want to lead such a life and was wishing for less complicated and simpler days.
After the brief meal, James quickly departed and made his way to the Peace Mansion to see the King.
Thea, on the other hand, stayed at home to clean up the mess, wash the dishes, and tidy up the kitchen.
At the entrance of Peace Mansion…
A military vehicle was approaching.
James, who was wearing a casual outfit, stepped out of the car.
As soon as he got out of the car, the guards at the entrance of the Peace Mansion saluted in unison.
James walked over and inquired, “Is the King here?”
“Yes,” a guard answered.
James headed straight into the Peace Mansion.
In Peace Mansion’s library…
The King was writing with a fountain pen.
‘Peace and prosperity.’
On the paper, he wrote these words in bold letters.
At this moment, Gloom walked in and said, “King, James has arrived.”
The King put down the fountain pen he was holding, put on a coat, and walked out of the library toward the living room.
When he entered the living room, he noticed James was sitting on the sofa with a cigarette in his hand.
He walked over and sat down. ‘You’re back?” he said with a smile.
‘Yes.” James was direct and to the point, “During the few days I was away, a lot has happened in Sol.
Even an army referred to as the Phantom Army appeared. What’s the deal with that?”
“I knew you were going to ask about this.”
The King’s expression became solemn. He took a deep breath and said,
” Mr. Lance has stepped in and established the Phantom Army to restore balance to the situation.
He doesn’t want the structure, which he spent years building, to fall apart.”
The words of the King convinced James that the person behind Tobias was Lance.
“What are you going to do now?”
James looked at the King, curious about his next move.
With a hint of helplessness on the King’s face, he said, “What can I do? I’m just a puppet. Despite my concern for the people, as well as the peace and stability of Sol, I am constrained in every way. I can’t really do much.”
“I’ll take care of it, then.”
With determination, James said, “Within the next six months, I’ll definitely clean up all of these.
Even if I can’t destroy Orient Commerce and the empire Lance has built, I’ll at least get rid of everyone else who is involved.”
The main reason James visited the King was to find out who was the person behind the Phantom Army. Once he learned that, he didn’t stay much longer.
After making his promise, he got up and left.
The King then leaned back on the sofa when he was gone, showing a carefree side of himself.
“King.” Gloom approached and stood to the side. “Is James truly reliable?” he asked.
The King questioned, “Why is he unreliable now?”
Gloom said, “Even though James was not in Sol for the past few days, everyone around him has been extremely busy. Especially Quincy. She’s been quite active recently.”