Harper was infuriated, but he managed not to let it out.
“Well, Miss Newman, what’s done is done. What do you want us to do, then?” Harper asked exasperatedly.
“You’re asking me? Hah. You guys are the ones who did this, and you’re not even apologizing sincerely for it. Instead, you’re asking me what I want? Don’t you think that you Damrons are being a little too full of yourselves?” Brittany fired back.
Throughout this whole time, Matthew was dumbfounded as he listened in on the side. He never knew that Brittany had such a strong side to her when provoked. With just a few words, she left Harper unable to respond.
Harper was seething with rage. After all, he was a man in his forties, but a teenage girl was criticizing him to his face. He felt humiliated.
Most importantly, there was a huge crowd of spectators around them.
A few minutes ago, these people here at Eastcliff were all fawning over the Damrons, and Harper basked in the attention, but now, these very same people were watching as Brittany ripped into him. This was the part that made him most uncomfortable.
All of his smugness was now replaced by mortification!
The crowd was floored when they saw Brittany berating Harper. They didn’t know about Brittany’s family background and had assumed that she didn’t have anyone to protect her now after Billy’s death.
In fact, several sons of wealthy families had already started plotting ways to take her for themselves once Matthew was dead so that they could claim all of Billy’s fortune for themselves.
This was the reason why these wealthy young men had the guts to stand in Brittany’s way when she first arrived. Hence, no one expected things to take such a drastic turn.
Harper Damron, of all people, was cowering in front of Brittany.
What on earth was going on?
The young men who had gone off to block Brittany earlier were now panicking hard. Although they didn’t know what was happening, they could sense that they had offended the wrong person this time. Even Harper was showing such respect to Brittany.
Were they not doomed for offending her earlier?
It seemed unlikely that the Damrons could save them!
Harper took a deep breath to stop himself from blowing up. He lowered his voice and said, “Miss Newman, allow me to apologize to you again. I will get them to remove the memorial plaque at once, and our family will also compensate you for the losses incurred from our actions here at Times Hotel! Would that suffice?”
“Compensate me for the losses? Are you trying to humiliate me? Do you think I, Brittany Newman, need that pittance from the Damrons? Or is it because you feel you have the right to humiliate me after throwing some money around?”
Harper was so pissed that he nearly popped a vein. At last, he was certain that Brittany was being difficult on purpose.
Under any other circumstances, he would not be showing any further courtesy, not even if he were facing a daughter of Cathay’s Ten Greatest Families. However, he was facing Brittany right now, and no matter how furious he was, he could only bottle it up inside.
He had no choice. The Nolans were invincible, and the two people backing Brittany up were far too powerful. He couldn’t afford to offend any one of them!
Harper was at a loss for what to do when a voice rang out behind him. “Miss Newman, it has indeed been a lapse of judgment on our part. I, Aurelius Damron, hereby offer my apologies to you on behalf of the entire Damron Family. Furthermore, we are willing to offer 15 million in compensation for the hotel’s losses. I hope you will accept it, Miss Newman!”
Harper whipped his head around and saw that all the Damrons had come down.
The one in the middle was an impeccably dressed man in his fifties. He was Aurelius Damron, the head of the Damron Family!
The spectators were buzzing with excitement when they saw him.
‘That’s the head of the Damron Family! He ranks among the most influential figures in Cathay! He’s someone who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Master Levi!’