Levi hissed before he growled, “That is truly cruel!”
“The Garrison family locked your mother up, to keep her away from the rest of the world. They wanted to make it seem like your mother had never existed, so that she would never appear to have had any connections with their family,” informed Michael.
“And my mom just stayed put and never stepped out of the city?” asked Levi.
From what he had come to learn about his mother, there was no way that Emma Jones would ever come to fear death.
She is the kind of person who would ignore everything and come looking for me, anyway. The fact that she never did, meant that there was another issue.
“She had never left because the Garrison family had placed a tombstone in the yard, where your mother had lived,” announced Michael.
“A tombstone? Whose grave is it?” asked Levi, who didn’t understand what Michael had meant.
“Yours. The name carved on the tombstone is Levi Garrison. The tombstone served to remind your mother that if she ever dared to step out of the place, the Garrison family would hunt you down and kill you. It prevented her from searching for you, or from exposing the Garrison family’s secret,” answered Michael.
“Oh, the Garrison family is cruel indeed,” commented Levi, who couldn’t help but crack his knuckles.
“That is why you and your mother’s identity was never exposed, even though it has been decades. It was as if the Garrison family never had any connections to either one of you,” informed Michael as he grinned bitterly.
Levi suddenly thought of something, and he couldn’t help but ask, “And what about my birth father? What did he do while my mother was suffering? Why didn’t he stop them? How is he okay with my mom kneeling in the rain for three continuous days, getting imprisoned for the rest of her life? My mom loved him, didn’t she? So he must have loved her dearly as well, right?”
Levi was curious about what his biological dad had done, the entire time.
“Your father remained silent, throughout the entire incident. He let his family take care of matters, while he stood at the side and ignored everything. He watched, as your mother suffered, and he never once voiced up for her,” responded Michael to Levi.
Levi’s fist clenched, and fury burned in his soul when he heard that.
How can my biological father be that cruel? What kind of man is he? And to think that my mother had loved him so much.
“The reason he had kept silent was simple. He was the sole heir of his family, and if he had spoken on behalf of your mother, his family would have taken away his rights to inherit everything. Hell, they might have even disowned him. That is why he had chosen to remain quiet, merely standing idly by. All that, just for his personal gain and money!” insulted Michael.
Levi was so angry that he had gone borderline insane, upon hearing what Michael had said.
My mother was willing to die for me, whereas that a**hole abandoned his family for money?