Initially, Levi wasn’t concerned about his birth parents at all. They didn’t come looking for him, so he pretended that they didn’t exist either.
Everyone could have acted like the strangers that they were meant to be.
After hearing his mother’s sorrowful tale, Levi became touched and soon, his heart was stirred.
They had their reasons for abandoning me!
That made Levi curious about his parents.
“Yeah, she’s alive, but her life is worse than death,” replied Michael.
My mother is living in a terrible condition?
Levi’s eyes darkened.
He endured his hardship and rose to the top, but his mother might not have been able to do as he had.
In fact, she might still be suffering right now!
Michael’s words gripped Levi’s heart, and it ached.
“A life worse than death? What is that supposed to mean?” demanded Levi.
“We had thought that your birth father was merely an ordinary man and that your mother had gotten in bed with a random stranger to get pregnant, to disrupt the wedding. As it turned out, your birth father was a powerful man as well! The Joneses were not a match against him, in fact, even the most powerful family in South Hampton, the Goel family, was mere ants to him. Even now, all we know, is that he is from Oakland City and that his surname is Garrison,” claimed Michael as he sighed.
“Huh? Even you can’t learn anything about him?” blurted Levi, who was rather delighted to hear about it.
The Jones family was pretty prominent, yet they couldn’t even get much information about the guy.
Is my birth father really that powerful? I should have Phoenix look into the matter and see just how powerful he is.
“Keep talking,” ordered Levi.
“Not long after I’d chased your mother out of the family, an elite fighter visited the Joneses and killed over a hundred of our men. As it turned out, he had just arrived to warn me not to contact your birth mother ever again. He said that if I had done so, the entire family would have been annihilated too. He also ordered us to keep the news about your mother’s pregnancy a secret. We were not to let anyone else find out about it. What’s strange, is that after that night, South Hampton lost all traces of your mother’s existence. It was as if she was never here in the first place!” shared Michael sadly.
Hmm… He can cover up a trending rumor within a night. That is pretty impressive.
“My birth father did all that?” asked Levi.
“Yes, or to be more accurate, your birth father’s family did that. Their motive was simple. Your birth father’s family was too powerful, and as far as they were concerned, your mother was no different from an unworthy villager. She would have simply brought shame to their family if she had married into it. I still remember the exact message that individual had sent both me and your mother,” explained Michael as he laughed mockingly at himself.
“He said… Emma Jones, you are from a horrid bloodline and you are not worthy of my son or my family. You will never be my daughter-in-law, so you can forget all about it! Also, the child in your womb is nothing but a bastard. Giving birth to him will merely taint my family’s legacy.”