Seeing that he didn’t react, Sharon was a little surprised. This small manor owner’s self-control was so strong that he didn’t even care about 500 gold coins.
“What do you think about this offer?”
Morty rejected her directly with a cold expression. “You barged into my manor in the middle of the night and kept saying that I would do my best for the prosperity of the kingdom. Is this how the kingdom does things?”
Before Sharon could say anything, the guards behind her couldn’t hold it in anymore. One of them stepped forward and shouted angrily, “Kid, watch your attitude! Lady Sharon is not someone a barbarian like you can talk back to!”
“Humph!” Morty snorted. “Since you think I’m a barbarian, why are you here to discuss anything with me? Please leave!”
The guard was furious. He drew his sword and was about to go forward. Leona gritted her teeth and dodged to stop him.
“Captain?” Hearing this, the guard did not dare to act rashly, but he did not have the intention of putting down his sword. He questioned, “Captain Leona, this kid is going against Lady Sharon. Why don’t you let me teach him a lesson?”
Leona’s face was ashen as she scolded coldly, “Shut up! We have a favor to ask of others, we’re not bandits! What kind of attitude is this?”
The guard snorted coldly and did not say anything, but his eyes were fixed on Morty as if he could come up and tear him apart at any time.
“If you have nothing else to say, please leave. I don’t have so many rooms here. I can’t accommodate you all,” said Morty calmly.
The smile on Sharon’s face faded. She looked at Morty deeply and said in a deep voice, “Are you not going to consider it? I can raise the price to a thousand gold coins.”
“Ha. A thousand gold coins. How generous. Keep it for yourself,” laughed Morty sarcastically.
“Brat, you’re courting death!”
Before Sharon could say anything, the guard couldn’t help but push Leona away and charge forward.
“Brat, wait until I take you down. Let’s see if you can still keep your mouth shut!”
Morty was expressionless. He did not even make a move to resist. He just stared indifferently at the guards who were rushing over.
Just as Leona thought that Morty was scared out of his wits, a few pea sprouts in the pea field outside the door shook violently. The densely packed peas broke out of their pods and rushed into the house.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Leona’s ears twitched, and her expression changed. She turned her head and saw a dense group of black shadows charging at the guards who had attacked Morty at an extremely fast speed.
Leona warned loudly. The guard also felt the chill from behind him. He turned around abruptly and blocked in front of him with his sword.
Ding, ding, ding—
The peas collided with his sword one by one. Every time they collided, a crisp sound of metal colliding would be heard. The guard’s body was also continuously retreating. With every step he took, he would leave deep footprints on the ground. His face was extremely pale.
With a crisp sound, the sword in the guard’s hand broke at the waist.
The guard’s eyes widened, filled with fear. He watched the black shadow attack and closed his eyes in despair.
Just as the pea was about to pierce through his head, Sharon voiced her opinion.
As soon as she finished speaking, a ray of light appeared in front of the guard.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
After a series of sounds, the guard was completely unharmed. The light in front of him formed a shield that protected him firmly. At this moment, cracks were all over the shield, and sparkling peas were embedded in it.
“It almost pierced through my light shield.” Sharon’s eyes revealed a hint of surprise. Although she had not used her full strength just now, the defensive power of the light shield was equivalent to an ordinary B-grade defensive spell. How could it almost pierce the walls just like that?
This made her even more interested in this plant.
“Vice-captain Barkel, why are you still standing there?”
The guard, who had just escaped death, was no longer as arrogant as before. He obediently returned to Sharon’s side.
Sharon smiled apologetically at Morty. “My apologies. Since you’re unwilling, we won’t force you. It’s just that it’s getting late at night, and it’s a little inconvenient to travel. Could we rest here for the night? ”
Morty knew that they had other motives, and it was definitely not as simple as staying for a night. However, he could not refuse. After all, when Sharon defended the man just now, he knew that the existing plants were not a match for her. It was not good for both of them to make things too difficult.
Thinking of this, Morty nodded. “Yes, but you can’t touch my belongings.”
“Don’t worry about that.” Sharon smiled and waved at the crowd. “Listen up, you can’t use anything in the manor at will. Violators will bear the consequences!”
“Yes, Lady Sharon!”
Morty sighed and called out to the two maids behind him, “Take them to their rooms.”
There were still many empty rooms in the manor. Although they had not been tidied up, Morty couldn’t care less. They could not stay here even if they wanted to.
Looking at Leona, a complicated look appeared in Morty’s eyes. The latter also looked over at this moment. Their eyes met, and the guilt in Leona’s eyes became even stronger.
Morty shifted his gaze and silently returned to his room. Leona was a member of the kingdom. For the sake of the kingdom’s interests, she would naturally back down.
Moreover, there was no relationship between the two of them.
However, Morty didn’t notice that someone was watching him. When they saw the strange behavior between him and Leona, there was a hint of dissatisfaction in that gaze.