The Secretly Rich Man Chapter 2051-2060

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2051
Nodding in response, Gerald then continued observing the woman who finally completed the check-in procedures shortly after.

Following the woman into the elevator, Gerald kept a close eye on her all the way up to the twelfth floor where she eventually stepped out. While he didn’t follow her out, Gerald had a feeling that knowing which floor she was staying on was as good a Start as any.

After all, Gerald knew better than to converse with her straight off the bat. If he really did end up frightening her, she would surely be unwilling to talk about the Seadom tribe no matter how much he asked…

Whatever the case was, Gerald then returned to his room…

Flopping onto the couch, Gerald then began smoking a cigarette as he pondered his next step.

Seeing that, Aiden—who hadn’t heard Gerald and Master Ghost’s conversation earlier since he was busy thinking about the conversation—was prompted to ask, “Where exactly did he-“

“Just leave him be for a while. We should focus on getting our own rest in the meantime,” replied Master Ghost as he cut Aiden’s question short and pushed him into his room. With that done, Master Ghost entered his own room, making sure to close the door behind him…

Gerald himself didn’t budge an inch, and he spent most of his time staring out the window while occasionally puffing on his cigarette…

It was quite a while later when Gerald finally crossed his legs. Honestly, he had expected to have much more trouble locating members of the Seadom tribe. That was pretty much his main worry from the moment he left the Japanese training grounds. To think that one of the tribe’s members would just show herself like that within a few hours!

What more, since she had that pendant, it seemed that she had a special rank within the Seadom tribe. With that in mind, Gerald knew that there was now a higher chance of him unlocking the secrets of Yearning Island…

As he thought about his parents and elder sister—who were still on Yearning Island—, Gerald’s heart began to ache, and it ached so much that Gerald ended up choking on some cigarette smoke…

It was sometime later when Gerald finally got to his feet again. Looking at the many cigarettes he had burnt through, Gerald then turned to look out the window as he reminisced about his childhood…

Daryl had always had a lasting impression on him, even in his earliest memories. Now that he was getting closer to his grandfather, that feeling was honestly getting overpowering. Still, to think that he still didn’t know what kind of person Daryl actually was.

Why did he have to kidnap his sister and parents? What was his true goal…?

After thinking about it for a while longer, Gerald eventually turned to look at the two other rooms and said, “…Hey, both of you… Come out for a while.”

Seconds later, Master Ghost and Aiden opened the doors to their rooms…

Clearly concerned, Aiden—who had been wondering about Gerald’s sudden silence and change in mood the entire time he was inside his room—was first to ask, “…Um… Why are you feeling down all of a sudden…?”

“You see, back when we were in the lobby, Master Ghost saw a Japanese female special forces soldier wearing a special pendant that appeared to be native to the Seadom Tribe,” explained Gerald, figuring it was high time that Aiden knew…

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2052
“Huh? If that’s the case, what are we still waiting here for? Let’s go ask her about the Seadom tribe while we can! What’ll we do if she suddenly runs off?” asked Aiden in a slightly nervous tone.

“Calm yourself,” replied Gerald as he patted Aiden’s shoulder. He had already expected the boy to get anxious the second he heard about the news…

“What do you mean, ‘calm myself’? This may be our best shot of finding someone from the Seadom tribe! We can’t let her leave! If she does, what are we going to do? Extend our stay in Japan indefinitely?!” grumbled Aiden as he flopped onto the couch.

Watching as Aiden then lit one of his cigarettes and began puffing it, Gerald explained, “First off, since she’s in special forces, it’s evident that she’s here for the competition. With that in mind, she won’t be leaving anytime soon. Besides, the hotel has a record of her registration. Regardless, if we head there all willy-nilly, what makes you think we won’t end up scaring her? Forget calling for help from her tribesmen, she may even call the police.”

“Gerald’s right. I say we slowly get to know her first. That way, we can prevent a situation where she feels disgusted with us right off the bat. Regardless, we should only start asking about the Seadom tribe when we’re on friendlier terms. With any luck, we’ll finally be able to learn more about Yearning Island then…” added Master Ghost. “My thoughts exactly,” replied Gerald as he nodded in agreement.

“SO… We just wait here for now…?” muttered Aiden. Though he now got where they were coming from, he couldn’t help but feel that they were simply procrastinating.

Shrugging, Gerald then said, “We wait for an opportunity to present itself. If she really does leave before we get a chance to talk to her, we’ll just have to look for another way…”

“Now that would be a great pity…” replied Aiden with a sigh.

“If it happens, it happens…” replied Gerald with a bitter smile before starting to head downstairs alone…

Since they were going to be staying here for a while, Gerald made it a point to learn more about the area. While he didn’t have any Japanese enemies, that didn’t mean that his enemies wouldn’t pursue him all the way over here. Regardless, this wasn’t Weston, all he could do was rely on himself to do all this. What more, he couldn’t just do things casually like how he had done back in Yanam.

Whatever the case was, upon seeing that Gerald was leaving, Master Ghost and Aiden immediately wanted to follow. However, Gerald quickly rejected the idea.

After all, Master Ghost wasn’t capable of defending himself. With that in mind, he would only end up becoming someone Gerald had to protect if they bumped into any trouble. As for Aiden, he was here for that big competition, so Gerald didn’t want to involve him in his affairs. With his point made, the duo could only remain in their rooms as Gerald took the elevator downstairs, a cigarette in his mouth…

Night had already fallen by this point, and after staring at the endless stream of pedestrians for a while, Gerald found himself getting more relaxed as he came to terms with the situation.

While his sister and parents had been on Yearning Island for a while now, Gerald had a feeling that his grandfather hadn’t mistreated them too badly. After all, in the end, they were still blood-related with Daryl, so his grandfather probably wouldn’t kill them right off the bat. His hunch was further supported by some things his father had previously told him regarding his grandfather…

Either way, as he continued walking down the street, he began thinking about how he should get to know the woman from the Seadom tribe. After all, he was pretty sure that the term ‘Seadom tribe’ itself was a taboo among those from that tribe. But if that was the case, how was he going to ask her about it?

Just as Gerald was feeling a slight headache coming, he noticed a supermarket nearby. Figuring that he may as well get himself more cigarettes, Gerald then began walking toward the building… Only to suddenly stop in his tracks.

With the aid of his Herculean Primordial Spirit, Gerald was able to sense dangerous situations around him. Due to that, he could now sense a fight happening in the alley behind the hotel and the supermarket…!

Though he remained momentarily stunned, Gerald eventually snapped out of it and entered the supermarket…

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2053
In the end, this wasn’t Weston, and he wasn’t some superhero obligated to save the world. With that in mind, Gerald reminded himself that he didn’t need to meddle in their business and land himself in unnecessary trouble… Shortly after he had entered the supermarket, however, Gerald ended up freezing again. Thinking back, his Herculean Primordial Spirit would only react to dangerous fights between cultivators. With that in mind, this wasn’t a normal fight at all…!

Realizing that, Gerald then walked to the counter and said, “A pack of cigarettes. And make it snappy.”

After paying for his purchase, he then walked over to where the fight was happening. If there really were cultivators staying nearby, it would do him good to silently assess the situation, with emphasis on the ‘silently’. Until he knew who he was dealing with, Gerald preferred remaining hidden…

Whatever the case was, Gerald stuck close to the wall as he made his way down the small, dark alley between the supermarket and hotel. Contrary to the hotel’s luxurious-looking front, construction waste lay everywhere behind it.

Regardless, the more he inched his way to the back, the more motion—from the fight—he could feel. Still, now that he was much closer, he couldn’t help but feel that these people weren’t exactly cultivators. That, however, didn’t mean that they were weak.

Either way, once he got to a corner, Gerald slowly peeked out… and from where he stood, he was able to see a man and woman fighting amongst the construction waste. From what he could tell, the man had the upper hand, and the woman wasn’t going to be able to last much longer…

Still, since they weren’t cultivators, he didn’t feel the need to get himself involved in the fight. With that in mind, he lit another cigarette, prepared to return to his hotel after watching for a while longer…

Just as he was about to leave, however, he suddenly realized that the woman in battle looked awfully familiar… As Gerald pondered where he had met her before, her chest area was momentarily illuminated by moonlight, causing something hanging from her neck to glint… and the second he saw the pendant she was wearing, Gerald’s jaw instantly dropped. It was the woman from the Seadom tribe! Now that he knew who she was, he immediately tossed his cigarette away and dashed toward the scene!

He had already thought long and hard about how to approach her to no avail. With that in mind, now that this opportunity was presenting itself, he was definitely grabbing it.

Though he had been at least thirty feet away from the two at the start, it barely took him a second to intercept the man who was about to stab a dagger right into the woman’s chest!

The woman herself already had her eyes closed by that point, knowing full well that she didn’t have the strength to fight back anymore. However, instead of searing pain, she was instead greeted by the feeling of a massive gust of wind that stopped right before her…

Following a soft, ‘thud,’ the woman was prompted to open her eyes… and standing before her, was a man who had successfully deflected the attack!

Though she was confused, she snapped out of it when the man—that she had been fighting—frowned before growling, “Who the hell are you? Why are you meddling in our affairs?”

Ignoring him, Gerald simply spread his arms out before glancing at the woman and saying, “Stay behind me.”

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2054
By this point, Gerald was a hundred percent sure that the woman was someone from the Seadom tribe. With that in mind, he needed to protect her at all costs. While she had no idea why Gerald wanted to help her in the first place, she simply agreed and remained close to his back…

“Answer me! Why are you meddling in our affairs? Which family do you belong to? Are you even Japanese?” growled the man who was understandably annoyed since he was so close to finishing Futaba Fujiko off just now.

Continuing to ignore him, Gerald then turned to look at Fujiko before asking, “Do you want him dead?”

“Don’t kill him… Just get him to leave…” whispered Fujiko.

Nodding in response, Gerald then faced the man again… and with lighting speed, he punched him right in the chest! Unable to even react in time, the man was instantly sent flying a good thirty feet from where he initially stood!

After the cloud of dust finally settled, the man slowly got to his feet, clutching his injured chest as he stared fearfully at Gerald. He, for one, was no idiot, and he knew better than to fight someone so inhumanly strong. Forget failing to accomplish the mission his family had given him, there was a high chance he would end up dead if he continued to fight back!

With all that in mind, the man then speedily disappeared into the night…

Watching as the man left the scene, Gerald couldn’t help but smile. After all, he was pretty sure that he had now left a good first impression on her. With that in mind, all he needed to do now was to slowly get to know her better, and with any luck, he would soon be able to ask about the Seadom tribe… As he turned back to face her, he made sure to peek at her pendant to see if she truly was the person he was looking for. Once he confirmed it, Gerald scratched his cheek before looking to the side and asking, “Um… Are you hurt…?”

“It’s just a few bruises. Nothing serious. Regardless, I don’t think we’ve met before… Why did you help me out of the blue?” asked Fujiko as she stared at Gerald.

“I just enjoy playing the white knight,” replied Gerald.

“I see. Thank… you…” said Fujiko in a soft tone as her body began to sway…

Luckily, Gerald caught her in time before she fell. After calling out to her a few times and getting no response, Gerald raised a slight brow as he placed his finger right under her nose… Thankfully, she was still breathing, and Gerald found himself heaving a sigh of relief…

Following that, Gerald then carried her back to the hotel…

While he knew which floor she was staying on, he hadn’t the slightest clue what her room number was. Since he couldn’t just bring her back to his room either, in the end, Gerald decided to simply book her a new room.

After placing her on the bed, Gerald couldn’t help but sigh. Like hell she had only suffered from minor bruises…

For her to faint like this, she must have taken quite a bit of damage. However, since there weren’t any bloodstains on her, he had a feeling that the injuries were internal… In order to confirm that, however, he first needed to undress her…

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The second the thought crossed his mind, Gerald quickly ran to the washroom to splash his face with water.

While he didn’t really want to undress her, this was a life-or-death situation. It had taken forever for him to find a member of the Seadom tribe, and since she had that special pendant, Gerald had a feeling that she had quite the status in her family as well.

With that in mind, if she ended up dying, Gerald knew that the chances of him finding another member of the Seadom tribe—with her rank—would surely be close to zero…

After thinking about it, Gerald sighed as he tried to calm himself. This wasn’t the time to be thinking of such earthly desires. With that, he walked out of the bathroom and carefully began undressing her…

It was around two hours later when Gerald completely healed her internal injuries with his Herculean Primordial Spirit. With that done, he quickly draped her with a blanket before taking a cold shower to calm himself. Thankfully, it seemed to work. Now that he was much calmer, Gerald sat on the couch and began smoking cigarette after cigarette as he waited for her to wake up…

It was a few hours later when Gerald suddenly heard shuffling sounds coming from the bed. Turning around, he saw that the undressed woman had finally woken up!

Immediately looking away, Gerald loudly explained, “B-before you say anything, you fainted back there… Just so you know, I’m proficient with medicine, and fearing that you could be fatally injured, I took the initiative to try healing you. Thankfully, I think I managed to heal most of your wounds… R-regardless, please put your clothes on first…”

Blushing in response, Fujiko—who knew he wasn’t lying since she was feeling much better now—then replied, “T-thank you…!”

Honestly, even if Gerald hadn’t said a thing, she wouldn’t have been mad. After all, he had saved her twice tonight… She now saw Gerald as her benefactor, and she honestly didn’t mind if he requested for her to be in a relationship with him…

Whatever the case was, upon realizing that his efforts hadn’t been misunderstood, Gerald was so glad that he quickly waved his hand before saying, “You’re very welcome.”

“Speaking of which, I still don’t know what your name is… Also, you’re not Japanese, right…? I may be wrong, but could you be from Weston…?” asked Fujiko as she stared at Gerald’s back. Unknowingly, she was already starting to develop feelings for him…

“Well, yes, I’m from Weston, and you can call me Gerald Crawford. I came to Japan to settle some affairs,” replied Gerald in a casual tone. “I see… I go by Futaba Fujiko, and I’m part of Japan’s special forces. I’m here to participate in a special forces competition. Unfortunately, I somehow ended up getting sneak attacked by enemies of my family. Had you not stepped in, I would’ve surely died back there…” explained Fujiko as she shook her head.

Not even her family had been able to predict that their enemy would strike there and then. Honestly, she did think about taking out the enemy since they were both already there back then. In the end, however, she was defeated… Thankfully, Gerald saved her in the nick of time. Still, when she thought about how she could’ve died back there, Fujiko couldn’t help but shiver in fear… Then again, things could’ve gone much worse if the enemy had chosen to use her as a hostage instead to threaten her family…

“Don’t worry about it. I just so happened to be passing by, sol lent you a hand. I’m sure anyone would’ve done the same,” replied Gerald whose face was still reddened after seeing her undressed figure.

As Gerald continued suppressing his earthly desires, he heard Fujiko sigh before saying, “…Even if you say that, I still have to thank you for helping me today.”

Upon hearing the familiar rustle of clothes—and gathering that she must finally be putting her clothes on—Gerald heaved a sigh of relief before replying, “Don’t worry about it… I’m just glad you’re all healed up now…”

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2055
The second the thought crossed his mind, Gerald quickly ran to the washroom to splash his face with water.

While he didn’t really want to undress her, this was a life-or-death situation. It had taken forever for him to find a member of the Seadom tribe, and since she had that special pendant, Gerald had a feeling that she had quite the status in her family as well.

With that in mind, if she ended up dying, Gerald knew that the chances of him finding another member of the Seadom tribe—with her rank—would surely be close to zero…

After thinking about it, Gerald sighed as he tried to calm himself. This wasn’t the time to be thinking of such earthly desires. With that, he walked out of the bathroom and carefully began undressing her…

It was around two hours later when Gerald completely healed her internal injuries with his Herculean Primordial Spirit. With that done, he quickly draped her with a blanket before taking a cold shower to calm himself. Thankfully, it seemed to work.

Now that he was much calmer, Gerald sat on the couch and began smoking cigarette after cigarette as he waited for her to wake up…

It was a few hours later when Gerald suddenly heard shuffling sounds coming from the bed. Turning around, he saw that the undressed woman had finally woken up!

Immediately looking away, Gerald loudly explained, “B-before you say anything, you fainted back there… Just so you know, I’m proficient with medicine, and fearing that you could be fatally injured, I took the initiative to try healing you. Thankfully, I think I managed to heal most of your wounds… R-regardless, please put your clothes on first…”

Blushing in response, Fujiko—who knew he wasn’t lying since she was feeling much better now—then replied, “T-thank you…!”

Honestly, even if Gerald hadn’t said a thing, she wouldn’t have been mad. After all, he had saved her twice tonight… She now saw Gerald as her benefactor, and she honestly didn’t mind if he requested for her to be in a relationship with him…

Whatever the case was, upon realizing that his efforts hadn’t been misunderstood, Gerald was so glad that he quickly waved his hand before saying, “You’re very welcome.”

“Speaking of which, I still don’t know what your name is… Also, you’re not Japanese, right…? I may be wrong, but could you be from Weston…?” asked Fujiko as she stared at Gerald’s back. Unknowingly, she was already starting to develop feelings for him…

“Well, yes, I’m from Weston, and you can call me Gerald Crawford. I came to Japan to settle some affairs,” replied Gerald in a casual tone.

“I see… I go by Futaba Fujiko, and I’m part of Japan’s special forces. I’m here to participate in a special forces competition. Unfortunately, I somehow ended up getting sneak attacked by enemies of my family. Had you not stepped in, I would’ve surely died back there…” explained Fujiko as she shook her head.

Not even her family had been able to predict that their enemy would strike there and then. Honestly, she did think about taking out the enemy since they were both already there back then. In the end, however, she was defeated… Thankfully, Gerald saved her in the nick of time. Still, when she thought about how she could’ve died back there, Fujiko couldn’t help but shiver in fear… Then again, things could’ve gone much worse if the enemy had chosen to use her as a hostage instead to threaten her family…

“Don’t worry about it. I just so happened to be passing by, sol lent you a hand. I’m sure anyone would’ve done the same,” replied Gerald whose face was still reddened after seeing her undressed figure.

As Gerald continued suppressing his earthly desires, he heard Fujiko sigh before saying, “…Even if you say that, I still have to thank you for helping me today.” Upon hearing the familiar rustle of clothes—and gathering that she must finally be putting her clothes on—Gerald heaved a sigh of relief before replying, “Don’t worry about it… I’m just glad you’re all healed up now…”

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“Speaking of which… you said that the person who attacked you was an enemy of your family?” asked Gerald, refusing to turn around in case she hadn’t fully dressed herself yet.

“Indeed… His family has consistently been hostile toward mine. I don’t even know how he managed to find out I was staying here, but he did and he immediately attempted to assassinate me…” replied Fujiko as she shook her head. Her family was clearly not expecting the attack either since they hadn’t warned her in advance…

Whatever the case was, upon realizing that Gerald was still facing away, she couldn’t help but laugh before saying, “I’m dressed now, so you can turn around…”

Hearing that, Gerald gave a sigh of relief as he finally turned to face her again…

“So… you came here to settle some affairs, you said… Pardon my assumption, but based on what I saw earlier, you seemed to be much stronger than that man who tried to kill me. With that in mind, could you be representing Weston for the competition…?” asked Fujiko as she stared at Gerald with dreamy eyes.

Though how they had met was rather cliché—with a heroic man like Gerald saving her, a damsel in distress, in the nick of time—Fujiko couldn’t help but adore every second of it. Waving his hand in response, Gerald then smiled before replying, “Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. My friend’s the person participating, and I only accompanied him here.”

“I see! Regardless, I think I should mention that by helping me, you’ve unfortunately offended the Hanyu family… They’re an organization of top assassins here, and I’m afraid they won’t be letting you off that easily…” muttered Fujiko, her worry clearly reflected in her eyes. After all, though she knew that Gerald was strong, no amount of strength could take on an entire family of world-famous assassins that had a history spanning hundreds of years… Hell, not even the Japanese military dared to mess with them…

Upon hearing that, Gerald raised a slight brow as he replied, “…Oh? The Hanyus, you say…”

“Indeed… Have you heard about them before?” asked Fujiko.

“Well, they’re quite famous so it shouldn’t really be a surprise if I have,” replied Gerald with a smile as he began reaching for a cigarette. However, the moment he considered Fujiko’s presence, Gerald immediately refrained from smoking.

Whatever the case was, after thinking for a while, Fujiko eventually said, “…Well, since you’re in all this trouble because of me, why don’t you live with my family for the moment? I’ll explain what happened today to my father, and from there, we’ll have a proper discussion to guarantee your safety… Though the Futabas may not be as strong as the Hanyus, we’re still quite influential in Japan. With that in mind, I have a feeling that the Hanyus won’t attack you all willy-nilly once they realize that you’re under our protection…”

“I don’t mind going with that,” replied Gerald with a subtle smile.

Truth be told, he wasn’t afraid of the Hanyus at all. After all, even if all that family’s elites came after him in one go, he was pretty sure that he wouldn’t even suffer a scratch. Still, this was his prime opportunity to get to know Fujiko better. Better yet, if her family truly was part of the Seadom tribe—and he managed to get close to them—, he would surely obtain a greater chance of inquiring about the secrets of Yearning Island. With all that in mind, there was no way in hell he was ever going to reject that idea.

“Then it’s settled! Go ahead and tell your friend that you’ll be returning with me for the time being. The Hanyus usually act fast and I’m worried that they’ll send people over before we even manage to get out of this place,” said Fujiko as she gave a good stretch, revealing quite a bit of her well-endowed figure beneath her simple clothes. The sight of it alone was enough to make Gerald look away…

Seeing that Gerald wasn’t budging from the couch, Fujiko then nudged him on the shoulder before adding, “Um… Hello? We’re burning daylight here… The Hanyus could cause trouble for us at any moment, you know?”

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“Got it. I’ll go inform my friend first, then! Give me ten minutes! I’ll regroup with you at the hotel lobby by then!” replied Gerald as he got to his feet and left the room…

Soon enough, he got back to his room and told Master Ghost and Aiden all that had happened. Once they were updated about the situation, he then slipped his coat on before heading to the lobby where Fujiko was waiting for him…

After regrouping, the duo got into his car, and under Fujiko’s guidance, he speedily began driving toward her home… Fast forward to a few minutes later, a small group of dagger-wielding men in black could be seen rushing toward the back of the hotel where Gerald had first saved Fujiko… If one was close and attentive enough, they’d surely be able to smell the familiar tang of blood drenched all over their bodies…

Looking at all the construction waste that lay around, the leader of the group was prompted to ask, “…Is this the place, Third?”

“It is. Just as I was about to heavily wound Fujiko, some man suddenly appeared and got in my way! He was so powerful that I had no choice but to retreat!” replied the person who had earlier attacked Fujiko.

“I see. Find out where he’s currently staying, and once you do, end him!” ordered the leader in his low voice…

Since the Hanyus rarely had any issues with other parties when they carried out their missions, Gerald’s sudden involvement was definitely infuriating. After all, had they succeeded in their mission—given by the head of their clan—of capturing the injured Fujiko earlier, they’d surely have been able to use her to threaten the Futabas…

Unfortunately, someone meddled at the very last moment! Now all their plans were in ruins! As if that wasn’t already enough, the enemy was now aware of them as well! From this point on, locating Fujiko again was surely going to be more difficult…

“Speaking of which, are you aware of the meddlesome man’s goals? Did he simply wish to save her or was he actually trying to take revenge on you or our family?” asked the leader after thinking about it for a while, wondering if Gerald was someone that the Hanyus had previously offended…

“I don’t know much about him, though I do know that he isn’t Japanese. From what I can guess, he’s probably from Weston,” replied Fujiko’s attacker. “A person from Weston you say… Well, Weston or not, he meddled with the wrong family! Due to that, he’ll die by our hands if it’s the last thing we do!” declared the leader of the group as he clenched his fists determinedly…

Moving back to Gerald and Fujiko, it was about three hours later when they finally arrived at the city her family was living in. Though Gerald didn’t directly inquire about her family, he could tell that she was being rather secretive about them. After all, whenever the conversation led to her family, she would only provide the most basic of information.

Since she was being so reserved about sharing more about her family, Gerald decided to stop questioning her about them after some time. After all, the last thing he needed was her growing unnecessarily vigilant with him…

Regardless, it was about half an hour later when Gerald’s car pulled up in front of a manor. Before they were even able to leave the car, a uniformed young man had already walked up to them. Seeing him, Fujiko then got out of the car first.

Pointing at Gerald, she then said, “Calm down, he’s a friend of mine. I’ve brought him back here to discuss some important affairs with dad.”

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Clearly appearing to be in a dilemma, the young person then walked closer to her before whispering, “You, of all people, should know very well that the master always opposes the idea of strangers coming over, miss…”

Though the man had whispered, Gerald was able to hear every word he said. With that in mind, he quickly found himself smiling. After all, based on what that man had said, the possibility of the Futabas being part of the Seadom tribe grew exponentially. Whatever the case was, Fujiko then frowned slightly as she replied, “Just so you know, I was attacked by one of the Hanyus earlier! Had this man not stepped in to save me earlier, I would’ve been dead by now.”

Upon hearing that, the young man’s eyes instantly widened. However, he quickly snapped out of it before turning to look at Gerald and respectfully saying, “I-l see! Please, come in, sir!”

Stepping out of the car, Gerald was prompted to say, “It seems that you’re pretty highly ranked in your family…”

Smiling slightly awkwardly, Fujiko then replied, “Well, my dad’s the master of the family, you see…”

Honestly, it was exactly because of that that she kept getting into dangerous situations, even on the most normal of days…

Before Gerald could reply, the young man from before—who had noticed that Gerald was holding onto a bag—extended his hand before saying, “Please allow me to carry your belongings!”

Waving his hand in response, Gerald replied, “It’s fine.”

Following that, Gerald then followed Fujiko into the manor. Since she had contacted her father in advance, the two were immediately granted access to the reception room at the end of the manor…

Shortly after, a paunchy middle-aged man came rushing toward them. The second he saw Fujiko, he immediately grabbed her by her arms—completely ignoring Gerald—and began scanning her from head to toe while exclaiming, “Fujiko! I heard from the guard at the door that you were faced with danger earlier! What on earth happened? Tell me, quick…!”

Understanding that her father was simply concerned for her safety, Fujiko simply smiled as she replied, “I’m fine, dad… I’m not hurt at all.”

“That’s a relief to hear…! I was so worried the second I heard that the Hanyus attacked you! Still, how did they find out where you were…? Regardless, weren’t you participating in a special forces competition? Why the hell did the military keep this from me?!” asked the middle-aged man as he sighed in relief.

“I’m not sure how they located me either, but just to be clear, I didn’t report this incident to the military. Call it a hunch, but I have a feeling that there’s a Hanyu hiding within the military. That would surely explain how the Hanyus found me,” replied Fujiko with a slight frown.

“I see… Whatever the case is, just stay home for now and leave the rest to me. I’ll be sending out some of our men to investigate further into this! You may not like what I’m about to say, but I’m also contacting the military to cancel your entry in the competition!” declared the middle-aged man, his eyes still filled with worry…

“Alright… Regardless, this is Gerald Crawford from Weston, dad, and he was the one who saved me said Fujiko as she clung onto her father’s arms and pulled him closer to Gerald.

“Gerald… Crawford…? What a familiar name… Could it be that… you’re the one responsible for all that chaos in Yanam a while back…?” asked the middle-aged man as he looked closely at Gerald.

He, for one, was definitely influential enough to know about things like this. Besides, due to how impactful Gerald’s actions had been, it would surely be difficult to forget his name after hearing it… Realizing that the man recognized who he was, Gerald found no reason to lie and simply replied, “Well, yes, that was me…”

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2059
“No wonder your name sounded so familiar! So you really are the person who had single-handedly taken out those three major families in Yanam! If I remember correctly, you caused the Yanam military quite a bit of trouble as well!” exclaimed Fujiko’s father.

Upon hearing that, Fujiko instantly saw Gerald in a new light. Truth be told, she had found his name to be oddly familiar as well when she first learned of it. To think that this was the very Gerald who had wreaked havoc in Yanam!

Realizing that he had brought something awkward up, Fujiko’s father then cleared his throat before waving his hand as he added, “…Regardless, there’s no need to explain why you did it. I don’t have any interest in the affairs of Yanam, and I’m sure you had your reasons for doing that as well. Putting all that aside, the important thing is that you saved my dearest daughter… Had you not stepped in, she would’ve surely… Well, whatever the case is, from today onward, you’re a benefactor of my family! If you ever need anything, just say the word and the Futabas will try our best to help you!”

“I appreciate it,” replied Gerald with a smile, pleased that he had gotten into Fujiko’s father’s good books. That alone was enough for now, and Gerald knew better than to ask about the Seadom tribe straight off the bat.

“Indeed! Speaking of which, allow me to introduce myself! As you may have already known, I’m Futaba’s father and also the master of this family. You can call me Futaba Takuya,” said Takuya as he patted his forehead before extending his arm for a handshake.

“A pleasure to meet you. The name’s Gerald Crawford, and I’m from Weston,” replied Gerald as he shook hands with Takuya.

After their hands parted, Takuya thought for a while before saying, “Hmm… From past experience, I have a feeling that the Hanyus should already be investigating you. With that in mind, do stay with us in the meantime as I send my men out to deal with them for you. Also, if you need anything, just say the word!”

“It’s fine, I can handle myself. Though I am interested in knowing why an assassin family like the Hanyus—that even accepts employment orders from outside Japan throughout the year—would be involved with your family…” replied Gerald as he lit a cigarette.

“It’s… a long story, to say the least. Historically, my family has simply always had a grudge against the Hanyus, and detailing the story is going to take much too long. Regardless, I’ll have a nanny prepare a meal for you first,” said Takuya as he shook his head with a smile.

“Well, I am slightly hungry…” muttered Gerald as he gently patted his stomach…

It was a short while later when the nanny returned to the main dining room—where the trio had earlier been led to—with several dishes…

While waiting for their meal to arrive, Takuya had made sure to order his men to investigate how news about Fujiko’s participation in the military competition had been exposed. He also instructed them to keep an eye out around the hotel Master Ghost and Aiden were staying in. Though the Hanyus were technically much stronger than the Futabas, under Takuya’s guidance, the Futabas became considerably harder for the assassin family to deal with. Takuya’s vigilance, for one, stemmed from the fact that he deeply adored his daughter, and would do anything to keep her safe. With that in mind, now that she had almost been assassinated, he very badly wanted to rush to the Hanyus to demand an explanation about all this.

Suppressing the urge to do so, Takuya then handed some chopsticks to Gerald as he asked, “Speaking of which, what’s your reason for coming to Japan, Mr. Crawford?”

“Well, my friend is a special forces soldier, you see, and I’m keeping him company for the competition. I’m also here to gather some information,” replied Gerald as he began eating.

“Oh? What information are you interested in obtaining? While my family isn’t all that large, we still have quite a number of connections in Japan. With that said, do share what you need to know. I may just be able to help,” said Takuya as he looked at the youth.

“Don’t worry about it, I’ll hunt for the information myself,” replied Gerald with a smile, knowing full well that if he mentioned the Seadom tribe now, the duo would instantly get vigilant, and the last thing he needed was for them to become his enemies now.

“Well, I’m sure you have your reasons for that, so I won’t pry any further… Still, do remember that you’re my family’s benefactor, mister. If there’s anything you ever need help with, just say the word. We’ll try to help as best as we can!”

Gerald Crawford: The Secretly or invisible Rich Man Chapter 2060
Since Takuya didn’t press into it, the meal soon ended without much else to note.

Following that, Takuya arranged for Gerald to stay in one of the manor’s top guest houses. With the arrangements made, Gerald then bid farewell to Fujiko before following a butler to his guest house…

Upon arriving, Gerald couldn’t help but whistle. Though this was just an ordinary house, it was rather luxuriously decorated… Regardless, a quick look around revealed that there were two halls and three rooms in the entire house, along with all the basic living facilities.

After closing his room door behind him, Gerald then placed his bag down and called Aiden… Once the call connected, Gerald was first to ask, “How’s it going back at the hotel?”

Realizing that Gerald was the one calling, Aiden then quickly walked to the window before looking down and muttering, “Well… there have been quite a number of people patrolling right outside our hotel… I have a feeling they’re looking for you.”

Hearing that, Gerald simply nodded. It was just as he had expected.

Watching as those men continued loitering in front of the hotel—with some of them even occasionally going in and out of it—, Aiden then added, “Honestly, should I just go down and get rid of them…?”

“Negative. If they don’t look for trouble with you, just continue pretending that you don’t know a thing,” replied Gerald before immediately hanging up. Realizing that Gerald had hung up, Aiden could only sigh.

Seeing that, Master Ghost—who had become all too familiar with Aiden’s body language by now—could help but ask, “He told you not to make a move, right?”

“Indeed… He said that we should only strike back if they look for trouble from us…” muttered Aiden with another sigh.

“He’s right, you know? After all, we’re in Japan, and it’s not like we know how strong or influential the other party is yet. Either way, offending them will most probably only spell trouble for us. Also, I advise you to restrain your rash personality… If you don’t, one of these days, you’ll get both of us into trouble. How will you explain that to Gerald then?” replied Master Ghost as he continued fiddling with his compass.

Since the sea map was with Gerald, all Master Ghost could do was continue calculating and checking the manifestation of divination to foresee whether Gerald would bump into any danger.

“I mean, I’m trying, aren’t I? Why do you think I called Gerald first before making a move?” grumbled Aiden as he scratched the back of his head. He wasn’t some simple-minded fool who only knew how to act recklessly! Still, he had to admit that he sometimes had trouble controlling his fiery nature. Even so, he had already made it a point to always ask for Gerald’s opinion first before making a move…

“Point taken. Either way, let’s head to bed early. Now that Gerald’s gotten in touch with the Seadom tribe, we don’t know when he could need our help,” said Master Ghost as he sipped some water before returning to his room with the compass in hand…

Before Master Ghost could enter, however, Gerald grabbed the man by his arm before asking, “…Are you really sure that they’re members of the Seadom tribe…?” “Nothing’s set in stone yet, but it’s highly possible,” replied Master Ghost, knowing full well that they could be wrong. After all, they only had a few clues to go with, and the members of the Seadom tribe had done a particularly good job at keeping themselves concealed…

“Alright, then…” replied Aiden with a sigh before shrugging and releasing his hand…

The second he woke up early the next morning, Gerald reminded himself that his goal was to locate evidence to prove that the Futabas were members of the Seadom tribe. With that in mind, he then readied himself to start the day…

To his surprise, the second he left his room, Gerald saw Takuya standing not too far away.

Seeing Gerald, Takuya then beamed as he walked over while saying, “Well you’re up early, Mr. Crawford!”

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