The crowd was not the least bit intimidated by Aurelius’ threat.
Victor waved his hand impatiently and snapped, “Enough with your nonsense, Aurelius!”
“Withdraw your men from the mountain and get the hell out of here! If Dr. Larson is harmed even the slightest, all of you will pay with your lives!”
An enraged Harper roared, “Victor! How dare you talk to our patriarch like that? Do you have a death wish?”
Victor retorted hotly, “Why would I come here if I were afraid of death?!”
“Your patriarch? So what? What is so great about him?! You guys were the reason for my nephew’s death, and I haven’t sought revenge for that. You’d better watch your tongue? Trust me, Harper. I’ll risk my life to kill you today to avenge my nephew’s death!”
Harper was dumbstruck by the turn of events. He was seriously wounded now. He might not have had a chance to escape if they had fought.
Plus, it was also true that Harper was the cause of Ramon’s tragic death. Because of this, the members of the Albright Family loathed
Harper was angry to the core. If there were a chance to kill him, they would gladly take it, no questions asked.
Aurelius tried to smooth things over as he said, “Victor, it’s all in the past. We have no intention of being enemies with you or any of the families in Eastshire and Stonedale. You…”
“Shut up, Aurelius!” Victor cut him off brusquely, “Cut the crap! Why do I feel like you’re stalling with us here so that your men can capture Dr. Larson?”
“I’ll count to three. If you and your men don’t back off, I’ll strike first and ask questions later!”
Victor stood upright and shouted, “One! Two!”
Before he counted to three, Tyson commanded, “Everyone in the Rathbones, listen! When Mr. Albright counts to three and the Damrons don’t retreat, we’ll attack them!”
The heads of the other families also ordered their men to get ready and charge.
Aurelius was infuriated as he saw his plan failing. He didn’t expect them to be so burdensome.
Victor was right. He indeed planned to stall them to buy some time for his men to finally capture Matthew and escape via the getaway route. But under such circumstances, there was no way he would succeed in his last resort.
Victor was about to count to three when Aurelius gritted his teeth and relented in frustration, “Alright! Since all the big families in Eastshire and Stonedale are here, I’ll respect you.”
With that, he waved his hand and commanded, “Withdraw our people!”
The members of the Damron Family exchanged bewildered and indignant glances. Then, they reluctantly sent out the messages of the withdrawal of their men from the mountain.
Victor heaved a sigh of relief at the result and beamed. “Thank you, Mr. Damron.”
“You’re welcome!” Aurelius hissed through his teeth as he glared at Victor.
“I’ll remember what happened today and what you’ve done to me. One day, someday, I’ll make you pay!”
Victor laughed mockingly. “Good! I’ll be waiting for you.”
The members of the other families stared at Aurelius fearlessly.
An incandescent Aurelius waited until all his men had withdrawn from the mountain before departing with them. After the withdrawal of the Damron Family, Victor hurriedly ordered his men to go up the mountain and rescue Matthew.
Actually, Matthew, who was hiding on the mountain, saw everything that had happened at the foot of the hill.
Such a fortuitous situation was also entirely out of Matthew’s expectations.
It was a known fact that the Damron Family was terrifyingly powerful, and none of these families could win against them. Because of this, Matthew did not contact these families when the Damron Family was after him because he did not want to drag them into this mess.
To his pleasant surprise, these families would come to his aid without his call for help. Thus, he was exceptionally moved by their actions.