Aaron’s expression faltered, and he rushed to defend himself. “M-Matthew, stop spewing nonsense! Tiger’s men were not the only ones who were injured last night. My own people got hurt as well. On what basis are you going to make me pay?”
Matthew replied, ”The reason why there are so many casualties is that you sent people to capture my family, and Tiger and his men went to stop you. This incident started because of you. Your people deserved to be injured! If you didn’t send them to seize my family, this wouldn‘t have happened. Tiger’s men got injured while protecting my family, so of course, it’s on you.”
In an instant, Aaron’s complexion turned pale, and he hurriedly said, “I was trying to take revenge last night because I thought you killed my father?”
Matthew countered, saying, “You thought? Then, did I kill your father?”
Once again, Aaron was unable to rebuke.
“I didn‘t kill your father, but you sent someone to capture my family! Tiger sent people to protect them, but you injured so many of his subordinates! Hence, shouldn’t I settle matters with you?” Matthew roared angrily.
Aaron’s face had turned white, and he couldn’t say a word in return. Now that he thought about it, he could only blame himself for being too impulsive. Last night, he was certain that Matthew had killed his father and was eager to take revenge. However, the tables had turned unexpectedly, and he had no way of defending his actions during the previous night.
With his gaze sweeping over everyone in the room, Matthew declared loudly, “As the Ten Greatest Families are all here today, please give me your opinions! Does he owe me an explanation for this matter or not?”
Hearing that, everyone exchanged glances with one another, but no one spoke. Everyone in the Ten Greatest Families clearly understood that Aaron did indeed act out of impulse. If Matthew wanted to hold Aaron accountable, there was nothing the latter could do.
Old Master Lewis trembled with anger. “Aaron, you… How could you be so foolish? Sigh. Mr. Larson, the Lewis Family was in the wrong! How about this? I’ll apologize to you. We are willing to take responsibility for all the damage done to Tiger and his men…”
Matthew sneered, “Old Master Lewis. I don’t like what you’re saying. It’s true that the Lewis Family is rich. However, I, Matthew, am not poor either! The problem isn’t money, l just can’t sit this down! Oh, you hurt some of our people, so you can just throw some money and call it a day? If that’s the case, then I also have some money. How about I beat up the people from the Lewis Family and pay you off?”
At his words, Old Master Lewis’s expression turned sour, “Then… What do you want?“
Matthew looked at Aaron coldly, “Since the Ten Greatest Families are here to interrogate me today, then I hope that you will also solve this matter along the way! Aren’t the rules important to you? Then use your rules to deal with this matter!”
The heads of the Ten Greatest Families looked at each other. Matthew had roped all of them in using Aaron. As for everyone else, their gazes toward Aaron turned even more hostile. Because of a moment of impulse, Aaron had screwed all of them over. On the other hand, Matthew looked calm as he deliberately made a big fuss. He knew that after Franklin passed away, Old Master Lewis would most likely let Aaron be the head of the family, and no matter what Felix did, he was unwilling to pass on the position to Felix. Therefore, not only did Matthew have to help Felix gain power, he also had to get rid of Aaron.
Regardless of the final outcome of this matter, the rest of the Ten Greatest Families would definitely not acknowledge Aaron anymore. That way, it was simply impossible for Aaron to be the head of the family, and Old Master Lewis could only let Felix take over!