The Untouchable Son-In-Law: The Master Peregrine Novel - Chapter 169
Chapter 169: Shameless
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No sooner had Eleanor Larson said those words than Finn Taylor glared at her with a piercing gaze.
After her grandpa’s accident, Eleanor Larson had actually grown a little frightened of the latter. She had this gnawing feeling that the latter could kill her at any time. As such, she subconsciously retreated when Finn Taylor set his gaze on her.
“Finn Taylor, what are you trying to do? Eleanor was just joking.” Quince Larson put on a fierce front, wanting to scare Finn Taylor.
Unfortunately, the latter paid him no heed. He stomped up to Eleanor Larson and demanded, “Apologize!”
Eleanor Larson was terrified, but she was never going to bow down and apologize to her cousin, much less because of Finn Taylor. ‘If I am to apologize today, it would simply show that I’m afraid of this useless piece of trash—Finn Taylor—and that I’m admitting defeat to my cousin.’
“Finn Taylor, who are you? Why should I listen to you? Besides, I might very well be right. Look at how badly your wife was beaten up. Do you think she’d have been beaten up if she didn’t do anything wrong?” Eleanor Larson thought she was being logical and rational, yet what she got in return was a fist from Finn Taylor that struck her straight in the nose.
Fresh blood oozed out.
She wiped away the blood from her nose, and she railed at him. “What’s wrong with you? You’re going to die for punching me!”
Finn Taylor sneered. “Didn’t you say so earlier? Proper women won’t get beaten. I don’t think you’re very proper, so I punched you.”
‘Pfft!’ Yvette Larson and her best friend were tickled by his words.
Eleanor Larson had wanted to humiliate her cousin, but she had never expected to fail in doing so and even be beaten up instead.
She had shot herself in the foot!
“Humph!” Not wanting to stay any longer, Eleanor Larson huffed and stomped out.
Just as she reached the door, she suddenly spoke up again. “Oh right, I forgot to tell you guys something. Do you remember the prizes that you guys won when our family went on our outing together? The family has made the decision to use that for Grandpa. Since Grandpa is in this state now and can’t use the money, we’ll be having a family meeting to decide what to do with that money. Yvette Larson, I hope that you’ll recover by then. Otherwise, I can’t be sure that the Larson family won’t think the same way as me when they see your face.”
Finn Taylor narrowed his eyes. ‘That prize money? It was compensation from the Taylor family because they couldn’t find a better way of giving it to me. These were all gifts from the Taylor family to Yvette, yet the Larson family is discussing how to use that money for themselves!’
Although Finn Taylor didn’t care for all those gifts, they were the only things the Taylor family had ever given to his wife. Thus, he was never going to let them land in someone else’s hands.
“Finn Taylor, since Eleanor already talked about it, I’m officially letting you know that we’re going to be meeting next Tuesday to discuss this matter. Remember to turn up. Yvette, you can come along if you’re feeling better too.” With that, Quince Larson stood up and walked out with his cousin.
Finn Taylor couldn’t help but sneer as he watched them leave. ‘I knew that they couldn’t have come just to visit my wife. It turns out that they had come just to inform us about this matter. Just as I had expected—they didn’t bear good intentions.’
“Finn, are my injuries very serious? Will I have to miss the meeting next Tuesday?”
Finn Taylor grabbed hold of his wife’s hand. “No, you’ll definitely get to go.”
‘Of course, I’m going to let her go. Those gifts belong to her, so who would I give those gifts to if she isn’t there? Besides, how am I to know what kind of lies Eleanor Larson would cook up to hurt my wife if she didn’t show up?’
Finn Taylor headed out to get his wife a cup of milk tea. Of course, he added a little something in it.
With that, Finn Taylor was sure that his spouse would definitely be able to attend the family meeting next Tuesday.
Initially, Yvette Larson had been worried that the injuries would leave scars on her face. However, she found that her injuries were healing at an incredible rate.
In fact, her face had completely healed by Monday. It was as though nothing had even happened.
‘Wait a minute!’ Yvette Larson couldn’t help but marvel at her reflection in the mirror. ‘That was fast! Logically speaking, it should take a month at the very least for my injuries to heal.’
However, she didn’t give it much thought since it was a good thing that she had recovered.
In the blink of an eye, Tuesday came.
Finn Taylor drove toward the Larson family’s residence with his wife.
Naturally, the key to the residence now lay in Quince Larson’s possession. After all, he was the temporary family head.
He had arrived at the residence way ahead of time, standing by the door as he imagined how everyone from the family would have to bow respectfully to him and address him as the family head as they walked in. ‘In another few years’ time, they will even have to kneel down before me in reverence once Grandpa dies and I hold the position of family head!’
“Are you daydreaming again?” Just as Quince Larson was dreaming about all that, a sultry voice entered his consciousness.
He frowned and opened his eyes, only to see Hilary Stone. “Hilary Stone, believe it or not, but I have the power to chase you out of the Larson family now.”
Of course, Hilary Stone wasn’t at all afraid of that threat. She merely chuckled. “Why don’t you go ahead and try it then?”
But Quince Larson was just saying so. He’d never have the guts to actually go through with it.
This woman was capable of anything. She had even gotten into affairs with her own brothers-in-law, so he would just be creating more trouble for himself by chasing her out of the family.
“What are you guys talking about?” Following that, Eleanor Larson and the other family members arrived too.
With almost everyone present, it was about time for the meeting to start.
Quince Larson glanced at the clock. “Why isn’t Finn Taylor here yet?”
In fact, Quince Larson had invited everyone else through phone calls. But for Finn Taylor, he had paid him a special visit.
This wasn’t because Quince Larson respected the latter but because he wanted to let him know that he was the family head. ‘They’d better watch their behavior in the future because I’m the one in charge now.’
But what annoyed him was that Finn Taylor and Yvette Larson were late for his very first meeting as the family head! ‘They have to be doing so on purpose!’
“Why should we wait for them? That woman is so shameless! She probably doesn’t dare to show up after getting beat up!”