Everyone in the Jones family knew what was going to happen to the Gonzales family after hearing this. They could have gotten into a brawl with anyone. Why did they feel compelled to choose Levi?
“What is this Klaus Gonzales like?” Levi continued. There had to be a reason for my mother’s aversion to marrying him.”
“Yes, there was a reason for your mother’s actions!” Michael admitted after a brief pause. “Klaus had a reputation back then for being quite the playboy. He used to spend the entire day playing with his parents’ money. With her own eyes, your mother had witnessed him sleeping with another woman!”
Michael didn’t dare to go any further at this point. He bowed his head and remained silent, sensing Levi’s rage.
“Even knowing this, you chose to marry my mother to this man?” Levi demanded angrily.
“I didn’t have a choice in the matter!” Marriages in our family are mostly decided by the elders, and neither your mother nor I had a say in the matter. Klaus, on the other hand, had taken a shine to your mother and insisted on marrying her. I couldn’t say no to his offer.”
“At the time, I agreed to let your mother marry him because I thought a union of our families would be beneficial to us, the Joneses! However, that was the biggest blunder of my entire life!” Michael said, then let out a massive sigh.
“Does the Gonzales family have a lot of power?” Levi was the one who inquired. The Goel family was, to his knowledge, the most powerful royal family in South Hampton.
“They’re a force to be reckoned with! Xabian Goel may be the most well-known figure in South Hampton, but he’s far from the most powerful!” Michael took a deep breath in. “The Restaurant of Peace, founded by The Three Musketeers and Osborn St. Jacques, is actually the most powerful force in South Hampton.”
“Well, tell me more about it!” Levi demanded imperiously.
“The Restaurant of Peace has been around for a long time,” Michael explained. In South Hampton, there’s a legend that says any criminal, no matter how heinous his crimes, will be safe once he enters that restaurant. No one, regardless of their social standing, will be able to punish him.”
Levi was taken aback. “Can the Restaurant of Peace truly grant criminals amnesty? Will I be safe if I go into that restaurant after killing hundreds of people? “Is it possible for no one to touch me?”
Michael smiled and nodded. “You’re right, that’s correct. As a result, the Restaurant of Peace is regarded as one of South Hampton’s most powerful forces.”
Levi grinned. “Wow, it must be a well-known restaurant then. Continue!”
“The Three Musketeers are the second most powerful group in South Hampton. Lionel Gonzales is the first Musketeer, and Ritchie Fulmer is the second Musketeer. Finally, Perseus Emil is the last Musketeer.”
“Klaus Gonzales is Lionel Gonzales’s son. That’s why, despite my reservations, I went ahead with the marriage.” Michael was unmistakable in his assessment of the Gonzales family’s power.
Levi grinned. “Are the Gonzales family attempting to announce their contempt for the Jones family by delivering this coffin to your doorstep?”
“Exactly! When it comes to the Goel family, the Gonzales family isn’t always humble. Of course, a small clan like ours won’t matter to them,” Michael replied cautiously. As a result, this year’s anniversary meeting was crucial. Michael desired to advance in the ranks for the sake of his family.
Levi clenched his jaw. “I don’t give a damn about the Gonzales family’s power! I’m going to get back at them for humiliating my mother in the past!”