The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray - Chapter 488
Over the next few days, Flynn was extremely busy handing many affairs to Damon.
Lucas had initially arranged for Flynn to be in charge of all the affairs of LA, but since there were unexpected changes, he now had new arrangements for Flynn. He planned to have Flynn go and take over the matters at the Stardust Corporation headquarters in DC.
So Lucas had once told Flynn to hand over all the matters to someone he could trust and even gave him ample time of one month to do so.
But since the Parkers had already surrendered and pledged allegiance to Lucas, and the Parkers had already developed their empire in LA for decades, Flynn could now just leave the matters here to Damon, the head of the current hegemon family of LA. Moreover, he wouldn’t need a month’s time.
Once Flynn was done handing over the matters to Damon, he would be ready to leave for DC at any time.
Just one week later, Flynn appeared again in the chairman’s office on the top floor of the Stardust Corporation building in Orange County.
“Lucas, I’ve already handed over all the matters in LA, so I can leave for DC at any time,” Flynn said, full of vigor and still dressed in an immaculate suit.
Lucas shot him a deep glance and said slowly, “I told you before that the situation in DC is full of dangers. Are you really sure you want to go there?”
Flynn nodded with determination and said with a resolute gaze, “Yes, I’m already prepared!”
In fact, to be honest, the reason he agreed to go to the Stardust Corporation headquarters in DC was mostly that he wanted to take a gamble. Although he believed in Lucas’s abilities and wanted to stay by his side in hopes that he could carve an outstanding career for himself, he had still been anxious and flustered.
But what Lucas had done to the Owens in LA a week ago gave him a new understanding of the power Lucas possessed and more confidence about his trip to DC.
Although he had played a role in the Owens’ destruction, he had learned those terrifying and formidable means from Lucas.
He had unknowingly gotten hold of so many trump cards that could destroy his opponents. Flynn didn’t even dare to think about how much power Lucas still had.
So he was sure that his plan to go to DC would definitely be a huge success this time!
This was how much Flynn believed in Lucas.
“Great, since you’re all prepared, you can leave for DC this afternoon!” Lucas then looked at Stanley, who was standing behind him. “Stanley, get ready to go to DC together with Flynn. You will be responsible for protecting him and ensuring his safety throughout the whole process. Make sure that there are no mistakes!”
When Stanley saw the serious expression on Lucas’s face, he understood that this matter was absolutely important, so he immediately answered loudly, “Yes! I will complete the mission!”
Lucas looked at the two people in front of him and smiled. He said softly, “Even I can’t predict what will happen in DC. So if you really encounter a difficult problem or end up in a dangerous predicament where your lives are at stake, you must make it back alive, even if it means having to give up your mission! It doesn’t matter if you fail the mission, but I want you both to be safe and sound. Do you understand?”
Flynn and Stanley both appeared rather touched.
All along, they had always seen Lucas as a powerful and domineering man who would never fail in any way.
So they had already made up their minds that they would still try to complete the mission Lucas gave them even if they had to go all out and risk everything.
But Lucas would rather they fail to complete the mission and return in one piece than have them lose their lives. This just went to show that Lucas valued their lives more than the goal he wanted to achieve. How could they not be touched by this?
“Lucas, I will do my best to complete the mission!”
“Don’t worry, Lucas. I’ll also do my best to protect Flynn’s safety until he comes back in one piece!”
Flynn and Stanley both guaranteed.
Lucas patted their shoulders without saying anything else. Everything was tacit.
Soon, the two of them packed their bags and took an afternoon flight to DC.
Lucas stood in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows on the top floor, looking into the distant east with some uneasiness in his heart.
“The Huttons, just you wait! One day, I will go back there and settle the scores that you owe me from back then!”
This afternoon, Lucas suddenly received a call from Lena.
“Lucas, do you have time tonight? My dad said he wants to invite you to dinner. Are you willing to accept his invitation?” Lucas asked with some playfulness in her voice.
Lucas burst into laughter, gave it some thought, and soon agreed. “Okay, just send me the time and address.”
Although Ethan had some relations with the Huttons, he was smart enough to have taken the initiative to contact Lucas a long time ago. Besides, Ethan had also given him lots of help since he returned to Orange County.
In fact, strictly speaking, Ethan was not associated with the Huttons but merely shared a friendship with the chief butler, Chad Kennedy.
In particular, when Lucas was besieged by the group of helmsmen, including Matthew and Damon, Ethan had stood firmly on his side.
Regardless of what Ethan’s motive was, Lucas was touched.
Since it was just a meal, Lucas was still willing to give Ethan this courtesy.
Soon, Lena sent him the address of the restaurant where they would be having dinner. Lucas couldn’t help smiling when he saw the name of the restaurant.
The Lion Restaurant.
It was indeed a familiar place.
When Lucas first dined at the Lion Restaurant, he had thought that it was the property of the Sawyers until he learned that the proprietor of the restaurant chain was actually the Bensons from San Francisco, and Ethan was just a sole franchisee of the Orange County branch.
But since Matthew offended Lucas in LA, Edmund, the head of the Cole family, had publicly severed all ties with the Bensons, causing the latter to take a tremendous blow and fall to the doldrums. Even the Lion Restaurant that they owned became Ethan’s property.
In fact, if the Bensons had behaved themselves, they wouldn’t have declined to such a sorry state even if the Coles had severed ties with them.
But Matthew had always been ruthless and spared no mercy toward others. Besides, he had also been guilty of tyranny and throwing his weight around just because he had leveraged the power of the Cole family. So after the news of the Coles’ unilateral severance of ties with the Bensons spread, the Bensons faced great suppression in all aspects, and many of their businesses were easily acquired.
For example, this Lion Restaurant had officially become the property of the Sawyers.
After Lucas called Cheyenne to inform her about the dinner, he drove to the venue.
As soon as he walked into the lobby and was about to go to the reserved private room under the ushering of the waiter, he suddenly heard an ear-splitting noise in the lobby.
“Are you blind or crippled? How dare you spill vegetable soup on my clothes? Do you know how expensive my clothes are? A waitress at the bottom of society like you won’t be able to afford to pay for my dress even if you work here for years! Tell me! What you should do!” The woman’s voice was so sharp and shrill that it instantly penetrated the entire hall on the first floor of the restaurant, attracting the attention of many people.
Lucas initially didn’t want to bother with this, so he just casually glanced over. But to his surprise, he actually saw a very familiar person.
Lucas stared and wondered, What is she doing here?