Matthew chuckled. ”Tiger, if you actually went to capture Aaron, then you would’ve fallen for Franklin’s trap!”
Tiger froze. “What do you mean?”
“Donovan was the head of the family for a long time, and he had a lot of confidants around. Since Franklin wishes to overthrow Donovan and take his spot, he’d have to get rid of all of Donovan’s confidants. Aaron brought such a huge number of people over to wreak havoc today, yet Franklin didn’t stop him at all. It’s all part of Franklin’s plan, he wants us to help him get rid of Donovan’s confidante!”
“The one person Franklin is afraid of is Aaron. Aaron is Donovan’s son, and he’s also the largest competitor Franklin has, both of them would likely fight to become the head of the family. That was why Franklin came up with this plan to capture Helen and force us to go for Aaron. I’m sure that reports of Aaron’s mysterious death will surface if we actually capture him. Then, we’d be the ones who would be responsible for everything. Donovan’s confidante would never rest until they ended us all!”
“In that case, Franklin wouldn’t have had to lift a finger, and he would have managed to get rid of his competitor, Aaron, while also eliminating all of Donovan’s confidants. He would secure the spot as the head of the family then.”
Tiger widened his eyes once more. He had never considered all these factors, and he broke into a cold sweat as he listened to Matthew’s breakdown of the situation. “F-Franklin is such a sly man!” Tiger exclaimed.
At that point, Minerva’s forehead was covered with sweat, and she looked like she was about to pass out. She knew about some parts of Franklin‘s plan, and what Matthew had said was completely aligned with Franklin’s intentions. She couldn’t help but steal another glance at Matthew. She was truly shocked this time.
‘Ah! I’ve always thought he was just a useless live-in son-in-law, but it turns out that he’s not that simple of a person at all!’
“H-How did you manage to find Helen, then?” Minerva couldn’t help but ask.
“It was easy for me to locate her once I knew who captured her. Once I guessed that it was Franklin, I just had to hunt his men down. This is a huge scheme that involves Aaron’s life, so Franklin wouldn‘t ask some outsiders to help him with it. He’d certainly get someone he trusted. Franklin has two confidants he trusts the most, Linus and Harry. They would be the ones who got involved whenever Franklin needed to do something in secret. I was certain that Franklin would send both of them to handle this incident as well.”
“Therefore, all I had to do was find these two guys, and I would be able to locate Helen. It was easy to find them. Do you know what location services are? Even if your phone is turned off, one would still be able to track the phone down. That was how I found both of them!” Matthew explained.
After hearing his words, Tiger was left with his jaw hanging wide open in shock. He was utterly in awe. Minerva, on the other hand, had the color drained from her face. She had admitted her defeat at that point. She used to think that she was smart, but her wittiness was nothing when placed beside Matthew’s genius abilities!
A short while later, Minerva broke the silence and spoke through gritted teeth. “l really underestimated you, Matthew. However, don‘t get too cocky just yet! The opponent you’re against is a member of the Ten Greatest Families of Eastcliff, and you won’t be able to defend yourself against someone as grand as him! Hmph. How long do you think you can live even after you kill me?”
Matthew waved her concerns away. “Don’t worry. l won’t kill you, Minerva. You’re Sasha‘s cousin, after all. How could I kill you? It wouldn‘t be good if such rumors got to the public, right?”
Minerva sneered. “It’s good that you know! Hmph! You can’t do anything to me, so why don’t you let me go now?”
“No worries. I’ll let you go soon. But Tiger, I need you to spread the news to the public. Say that Minerva‘s conscience got the better of her and that she told us the truth. That’s how we managed to save Helen,” Matthew uttered.