This was a dream that Emma knew was absolutely impossible Yet, she was content to just fantasize about it. Hence, she named her son Levi, a name that signified harmony and unification. She hoped that he would preside over the world and let the Garrison clan realize their mistake.
“Okay, Levi. I’ll look forward to one year later.” Emma smiled.
Regardless of what the outcome would be next year, she could still accompany Levi, Zoey, and the soon-to-be-born baby this year.
Life went back on track afterward.
The Lopez family and the Black family were extremely unhappy with Levi.
He could have chosen to kneel in forgiveness and remain content as a member of the Garrison clan. However, he insisted on challenging them. They were certain that he was crazy.
The Garrison clan of Oakland City also specified the conditions of the challenge for Levi.
In the military domain, he must surpass Hugh Garrison. He was the chief of the Gray Wolf Squad from the North. In fact, the God of War personally bestowed the title upon him.
In the political domain, he must surpass Finnick Garrison, a high-ranking politician of Oakland City.
In the business domain, his corporation must perform better than 5% of Damien’s business. After all, Damien owned countless assets, with the Pinnacle Group alone strong enough to completely trump the Morris Group.
In the martial arts domain, he must be able to defeat Titus Garrison, one of the Garrison clan’s youngest guards who had perfected his martial arts skills.
However, everyone clearly knew that these youngsters, who were used as benchmarks, were not the strongest of the Garrison clan—they were, at the most, considered average in the family.
It was evident how high the standards of entering the Garrison clan were.
If one did not want to rely on background, it was simply too challenging a feat to enter the Garrison clan through capabilities alone.
In fact, for the business domain, the standards were only 5% of Damien’s business.
It was obvious how strong Damien was.
They purposely set the benchmark as 5% of Damien’s business, intending it to be a constant reminder to Levi and Emma.
As quoted from Tyrone and Olivia, if Levi could not even achieve 5% of what Damien could, there was nothing for Emma to be proud of.
Everyone knew that should Levi fail in his challenge, his demise was certain.
“Do your best, Levi. I’m sure that you can achieve it within a year. Iris and I will assist you to develop Morris Group even further!”
When Zoey heard this bet, she gave Levi tremendous encouragement.
Right now, their only hope was Morris Group.
There was not much time left for them—they must accomplish everything within a year!
Otherwise, certain death awaited them.
On the other hand, Levi was overjoyed.
That period of one year was meant for the Garrison clan to have a breather before the battle ahead. It was not the case of the Garrison clan giving him one year to pathetically cling onto his meager chance of survival.
He was waiting for Zoey to give birth to their child. Otherwise, he would have just attacked the Garrison clan directly. Hence, Levi felt no sense of urgency.
For the following days, he stayed by Zoey’s side constantly.
Zoey and her child were the most important priority for him.
As for the Morris Group, he left everything in the hands of Iris.
Although Zoey was unhappy about it, she was helpless to do anything.
“If Zoey’s not pregnant with your child, we’d certainly have forced you to cut off all ties with her!”
Even though the Lopez family and the Black family were upset by this incident, they had no choice but to turn a blind eye.
Soon, it was time for the appointment of the next successor of the Garrison clan.
Tyrone was unanimously voted to become the head of the clan.
In order to maintain the clan’s constant development, the head of the Garrison clan could only keep his position for a term of twenty years.
Tyrone’s age was just right.
At this moment, Tyrone had finally achieved the highest position of the Garrison clan.
“Well, I have you to thank, Levi!”
He was right.
Previously, there were many respected elders in the family who opposed Tyrone being the patriarch.
However, after his one-year pact with Levi, many people started looking at him in a different light.