The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray - Chapter 476
Callum chastised, “Look at the way you’re behaving. We’re not being investigated yet, but you’re already so flustered. Are you trying to expose yourself?”
Elijah scratched his head and ruffled his hair, causing it to become extremely messy. He said with a bitter expression, “Callum, didn’t you say that they might find out that we’re the culprits very easily? Why are you blaming me for being too panicky? Aren’t you worried?”
“I mean, you shouldn’t let your guard down and think that everything will be fine just because you can rest easy now. Besides, I also said that they might be able to find some clues only if they suspect us. Otherwise, how can it be that easy when it’s like finding a needle in a haystack?” Callum said with displeasure, feeling completely speechless about his brother, who was far less intelligent than him.
Seeing Elijah’s face immediately light up, Callum warned him again in a deep voice, “Anyway, only the two of us know about this matter. Remember to keep your lips sealed about this. No one is to hear about this, not even Grandpa!
“Furthermore, you’d better stay at home the next few days and don’t go anywhere. Don’t meet your sordid friends for drinks either. If you spread a single word about this, the Owens will be dead meat. You hear me?”
Elijah hurriedly nodded. “Okay, okay! I’ll stay at home. I won’t go anywhere! You can rest assured, Callum!”
Callum was slightly relieved to see that Elijah had finally understood.
He was actually saying these words to himself too. Yes, we shouldn’t panic. We’re usually very close to Tristan, so they’re definitely not going to suspect us.
Just like that, no one will know the truth.
However, Callum was still feeling anxious, and his eyelids twitched, as if something major was about to happen.
Naturally, none of the Owens was aware of this matter.
In the private room on the top floor of the Royal Lake Restaurant in LA, Lucas, Edmund, and the rest were almost done eating. After rattling on for an hour about his past in the military, Edmund was finally satisfied and was even more pleased with Lucas, who was willing to hear his stories.
He had found it a pity a few times. In his opinion, Lucas was a handsome young man with a good character, and the two had plenty of topics in common. He was a good candidate to be his grandson-in-law, but unfortunately, he had settled down, gotten married, and had a child a long time ago.
He naturally couldn’t break Cheyenne and Lucas up, so he merely inwardly lamented.
Ah, why didn’t I meet this young man earlier?
It’s such a pity!
After the few of them chatted, Edmund suddenly said, “Lucas, what do you plan to do with those people downstairs?”
The LA helmsmen below were waiting for the news, so naturally, someone had already come to inform them a long time ago.
Lucas gave it some thought and said, “Just leave this matter to me to handle. You don’t have to bother any longer, Mr. Cole.”
A trace of surprise and appreciation appeared in Edmund’s eyes.
He was surprised because he had already hinted to Lucas just now that he could help him get rid of these people anytime if Lucas wanted it. Even if Lucas wanted to make these ten or so powerful families disappear from LA overnight, he would be able to do it. But Lucas seemed to be implying that he didn’t need Edmund’s help, which was a direct rejection of his good intentions.
As for the appreciation, it was naturally because of Lucas’s temperament. He chose to solve issues with his own abilities instead of asking others for help, which was truly the attitude of a powerhouse.
This also meant that Lucas could easily deal with these families without his help. Regardless of whether Lucas was capable and strong because of his own abilities or whether he just had a powerful background, Edmund was even more interested in him.
Alexis also seemed extremely surprised. She blinked and asked in puzzlement, “Lucas, are you really going to turn down my grandpa’s help? In fact, with just one word from my grandpa, he can help you perfectly settle this matter. Wouldn’t it be more troublesome for you to handle it yourself? Is that really okay?”
“Alexis, don’t butt in. He has his own plans,” Edmund whispered to his granddaughter and told her to stop. Then he turned to Lucas and said seriously, “Lucas, you don’t have to be polite with me. If you ever need my help in the future, just feel free to say so!”
While speaking, Edmund handed Lucas a business card with his personal cell phone number on it.
He generally didn’t like people who sucked up to him through connections, so there were very few people who could have Edmund’s personal number. But Lucas was someone he valued and the person who had even saved his life. Edmund wished Lucas would quickly ask him for a favor so that they could become closer.
“Sure.” Lucas nodded, took Edmund’s business card, and casually put it in his pocket.
Apart from Edmund, Alexis, and Lucas himself, Flynn and Ethan stood firmly on Lucas’s side because both of them knew that Lucas was actually a part of the Hutton family from DC. Hence, they didn’t react much when they saw Edmund handing him the business card.
If it was anyone else in LA, they would have been agitated, thrilled, or jealous because of this small business card.
By the time the few of them reached the first floor via the elevator, the helmsmen of the major LA families, who had been waiting here for more than an hour, immediately came over with great excitement. “Mr. Gray, I was reckless and offended you this morning. I’m the owner of Breeze Culture. I sincerely apologize to you!”
“Mr. Gray! I, too, didn’t think through what I said this morning and offended you. Please forgive me!”
“I’m the owner of Glory Fashion. Please be magnanimous and forgive me for being disrespectful to you, Mr. Gray!”
The helmsmen of the top LA families who had previously taunted Lucas, Ethan, and Flynn had now all swallowed their pride to apologize to Lucas one after another while fearing that they might not gain his forgiveness if they weren’t sincere enough.
After all, Edmund had already said that if they couldn’t get Lucas’s forgiveness, there wouldn’t be a need for their families to continue to exist in LA.
Even Damon bit the bullet and went all out to apologize to Lucas.
But to their surprise, Lucas merely nodded at Edmund beside him and then got inside Flynn’s car with Flynn without paying any attention to them!
“What… what’s going on?”
“It looks like he hasn’t forgiven us yet. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have left without saying a word.”
“But what should we do next?”
“Continue looking for chances to apologize to him?”
“Or should we send some money or gifts to him instead? Maybe he doesn’t think a verbal apology is sincere enough.”
The crowd was at a loss for a moment.
Some people wanted to ask for Edmund’s opinion on what they should do, but unfortunately for them, Edmund had already left.
“Mr. Parker, what should we do? Lucas Gray doesn’t seem to want to forgive us at all!” The few helmsmen asked Damon for some suggestions with sorrowful expressions.
Damon was just as stumped and vexed. He said with great annoyance, “If I knew what to do, would I still be standing here like an idiot?”
With that, he stormed away in exasperation without looking at their reactions.
On the other side, Lucas sat on the backseat of Flynn’s car and told him an address. “Drive to this place.”
Flynn acknowledged. “I know. That’s where Stanley locked up the real murderer after catching him, right?”