The three cars that belonged to the Damrons were wrecked, but the SUV didn’t come out of it unscathed either.
Its bonnet was crumpled and smoke was coming out of the car. However, a sports car rushed over and stopped beside the SUV.
The SUV driver jumped into the sports car which sped off immediately after.
Meanwhile, the Damrons climbed out of the three cars, covered in dust. They were all beside themselves with anger.
Harper, the leader of the group, roared, “F*cking hell! Who’s the b*stard that did this? Who had the gall to ram into us? I’ll end them!”
The other Damrons raged as well, and one of them came over to Harper. “Uncle Harper, what are we going to do about Matthew now? Master Damron instructed us to catch him and take him back, but our cars are wrecked so we can’t go after him anymore. Why don’t we give Master Damron a call and have him send some other people after Matthew?”
“That’s nonsense! Aren’t you ashamed of yourself if you’re going to call Aurelius after messing up a simple task like this?” Harper fumed.
The man scratched his head. “Uncle Harper, being ashamed is not a big deal. Things will get a lot worse if Matthew escapes! If that happens and the family holds us responsible, w-we… won’t be able to bear the consequences…”
Harper was pale with rage, but he knew that the man was right.
He had no choice but to give Aurelius a call, embellishing the facts a little as he explained what happened.
It had only been one SUV, but he told a tale of how over a dozen vehicles had barricaded them and wrecked their cars.
After hearing what Harper had to say, Aurelius frowned.
“Who’s helping Larson at a time like this? Get some men to look into it. Let’s see who has chosen to stand against us. Remember, regardless of who it is, you’re not to let them get out of this alive. I want the rest of the world to know that those who stand against the Damrons will end up in tragedy!”
The men who had been standing around nodded at once and went off to get the job done.
At the same time, Aurelius stood up and commanded grimly, “Send our people to lock the city down. I will catch Larson myself. I doubt that a punk like him can escape out of my grasp.”
The suburb of Eastcliff.
Matthew stopped his car by the side of the road, and the sports car soon caught up to him.
When Matthew saw the SUV ramming into the Damrons‘ cars, he knew that someone was helping him, and he wanted to see who it was.
The sports car stopped beside Matthew and two men stepped out.
Matthew recognized the two of them. They were Ambrose’s men. Ambrose had sent his men to help Matthew.
Matthew was a little exasperated as he said lowly, “Didn’t I tell Mr. Ambrose to not get involved in this?”
The two men exchanged looks with each other and one of them responded quietly, “Matthew, Mr. Ambrose said that he won’t let the Damrons get their way, even if it means risking his life and all of Woodside. Mr. Ambrose has gone back to Woodside and gathered everyone there. He’s determined to fight the Damrons to the bitter end!”
Matthew sighed. He didn’t want Ambrose to get involved in this because the Damrons were truly too powerful. Yet, knowing Ambrose, Matthew didn’t think he would stand aside and do nothing.
After all, Matthew was the only surviving successor of the Larsons. If Matthew was gone, Ambrose wouldn’t want to carry on living either. However, if Ambrose got involved, the Damrons would surely go after Woodside as well.
Matthew knew that Ambrose was no match for them as they were very powerful. It would be a pointless sacrifice.
Matthew remained quiet for a moment before saying, “Forget it. Just leave for now. The Damrons will be sending more people after me, so go back and tell Mr. Ambrose that he mustn’t do anything rash.”