7.00 PM at Times Hotel.
A large crowd had gathered outside the hotel. They were all powerful and influential members of society here at Eastcliff.
Some were part of the wealthiest families in the area, while others belonged to the various elite families.
All of them had sources that kept them up-to-date on the latest goings-on, and they knew what was supposed to be happening tonight, so they came over to watch the show.
One of the men in the crowd was shouting so hard that his spit flew everywhere. “I’m telling you right now. Matthew Larson’s going to die tonight! Do you guys know who the Damrons are? They’re one of Bainbridge’s elite families!”
“Just this year, the Damrons had a marriage alliance with the Nolans, the greatest family in all of Cathay. Though, the Damrons alone already have the power to become one of Cathay’s Ten Greatest Families. Facing a family like that? Let’s not even talk about the families here in Eastcliff. Even the Ten Greatest Families of Eastshire would have to humble themselves and apologize in front of them.”
“As for Matthew Larson, he’s nothing more than a live-in son-in-law who relies on his wife. He only managed to become who he is today because of some f*cking stroke of luck that ended up with him inheriting what Billy Newman left behind. What makes him think he can stand against the Damrons?”
“To the Damrons, Matthew Larson is nothing more than a bug on a windshield. Any one of the Damrons could squish him out with a flick of their finger. So tell me, don’t you guys agree that he’s not getting out here alive today?”
The listening crowd was thunderstruck, though some among them quickly voiced their agreement and shouted that Matthew was doomed.
A young woman in white stood on the other side of the crowd. It was Crystal Harrison, and right now, her face showed nothing but anguish.
Every word that man said seemed to strike a heavy blow against her heart, making it reel in pain.
For the last two days, she had been crying her eyes out ever since she heard about what Matthew was up against. It was as if her heart was being ripped to shreds.
Earlier on, Joseph Harrison approached Matthew and offered his help, but Matthew declined. Although he knew Joseph was sincere in his offer, he didn’t want to get the Harrisons involved.
The Harrisons were one of Billy’s allies and still running some of the businesses that Billy left behind. it could be said that the family worked for Brittany Newman.
As long as the Harrisons didn’t get involved in this, the Damrons wouldn’t touch them, but If they did, then the Damrons wouldn’t show them any mercy either. Therefore, Matthew refused to let the Harrisons get involved no matter what. He didn’t want innocent people to get slaughtered just because of him!
Joseph was standing beside Crystal. He saw her teary eyes and knew what she was thinking.
After a sigh, he murmured, “Let’s go home, Crystal. We can’t do anything even if we stayed here. We might even end up distracting Dr. Larson with our presence instead.”
Crystal’s tears flowed down her cheeks as she asked softly, “Grandpa, do you think Matthew is a good man?”
Joseph nodded. “He has the virtues of a doctor and is a righteous man. I’ve seen a lot of young men in my day, but Dr. Larson’s the only one who deserves all my respect!”
“Then, why is it always the good guys who have to suffer?” Crystal wept.
Joseph sighed. He looked up at the sky for a while before responding quietly, “I still believe there is justice in the world, but it doesn’t always come on time. There are times when it comes a little too late. However, even if it’s late, in the end, everyone will get what they deserve. So, don’t worry, Crystal. Dr. Larson is someone who’s very blessed. He won’t be in any danger…”
Crystal continued to weep silently. She knew that her grandfather was just trying to comfort her.
Alas, that was all she could cling to now to comfort herself. After all, she was just one woman.
What could she do?
Right at that moment, there was a commotion in the distance, and someone began to shout, “He’s here! He’s here! Matthew Larson has come to die! Hahaha!”