Old Master Lewis’ words made Franklin laugh out terrifyingly.
“My father? Hmph, what kind of father are you? How am I worse in any way when compared to Donovan? Why is it that he became the family head while I stayed as a nobody in the family? His son, daughter, and even that b*stard son have a higher living standard than me. That b*stard of his caused the death of so many innocents all these years, yet he still lives as a free man. And what about my son? One incident involving one person’s life was enough for you all to chase him out of Cathay, banishing him for eternity. Why, why, why! We are all your sons and grandsons. Why are you so biased?”
Instantly, the old master‘s expression became sour. ”That’s because he is your elder brother! Everything in the family was supposed to be inherited by him! The eldest son always took the helm of the family. That is the iron rule set by the Ten Greatest Families!”
Franklin sneeringly replied, ”Is that so? Then, how did you get the position of the family head. dear father? And how did your father get his? By your logic, if the eldest son always inherited the family, then the current family head would be Felix, and you would just be another nobody, no?”
His reply silenced Old Master Lewis, as he could not find a way to rebuke his son.
Falling in a state of madness, Franklin shouted, “The winners write the history. I accept the fact that I lost today. But, I have never regretted that I killed Donovan! If it really was a fair fight, that loser can’t even hope to match up to me! I could’ve brought the family to the next level to make us prosper even further! It was your blindness that prevented me from being the next family head! This is all you all’s faults!”
In a soft voice, Billy said to Matthew, “The man’s gone insane.“
Smiling, Matthew quipped, ”I think that’s the normal reaction, though. If even an illegitimate child could live that lavishly in the Lewis Family, then it’s quite apparent that Donovan was not a fair person! Even if Franklin did not rebel against him now, there would be some other person in the future.”
Calmly nodding, Billy clearly understood the points Matthew alluded to. On the other hand, Robert didn’t appear to be as energetic as he was, with colors draining from his face.
He had planned to trial Matthew for today’s proceedings. Yet, never did he think things would turn out like this. The Ten Greatest Families’ dignity had been completely lost at this point! Outraged, he demanded, “Franklin, put the dagger down now!”
With a fierce expression, Franklin bellowed, “Don’t come any closer! I will not put my dagger down! Prepare a car for me immediately so that I can leave here. O-Otherwise, I will kill him! If I let him go now, I would undoubtedly die on the spot. So even if I did, I’m going to drag him down with me!”
Robert burst out in anger, “You dare?”
Clenching his teeth, Franklin stabbed the dagger into his father’s shoulder. This made Old Master Lewis cry out painfully. Seeing this, Robert had his face turned from anger to fear. ‘Did he really go crazy? is he really going to kill his own father?’
Then, Matthew smiled. “Mr. Sandel, I think you should stop talking now. Or will you only be satisfied when your words lead Old Master Lewis to an early grave?”
This sentence made Robert sour. Because of this, quite a lot of people from the Lewis Family looked at him with resentment. In their eyes, it was due to Robert’s words that agitated Franklin and made him hurt the old master. Annoyed by their gazes, Robert instead just sat back down and washed his hands of this matter.
“I said to prepare a car for me! Are you all deaf? Or will you all only listen when l stab his other shoulder?” Franklin shouted again madly.
All the members of the Lewis Family looked at each other as they were all hesitating on what to do.
Shooting a glance at Felix, Matthew knew that this was the perfect timing for him to save the day and turn the tide. Drawing in a deep breath, Felix had already prepared himself for this since last night.
“Franklin, we can give you a car! But the old master is still bleeding, and I hope you can staunch his bleeding first.”