The Untouchable Son-In-Law: The Master Peregrine Novel - Chapter 232
Chapter 232: Mysterious Person
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Just as Finn Taylor was about to leave the hospital, he spotted Andre Cavill entering.
With him was Ginger—who had been beaten up to the brink of death on Finn Taylor’s instruction.
Of course, Finn Taylor wasn’t going to kill him since he’d be of good use in the future. However, Ginger had evoked his wrath, and the latter had to teach him a lesson.
Not sparing Ginger a glance, Finn Taylor turned on his heels and left—he headed straight for the beach.
‘Since Hunter Sullivan has already said that it’s possible to bump into that person here, there is no harm in trying my luck. I’m about to leave for Chicago for the competition, yet a dangerous figure has shown up here in San Francisco all of a sudden! I can’t let my guard down.’
Very quickly, Finn Taylor arrived at the beach.
The waves were washing up on shore, and the weather was wonderful. Yet, Finn Taylor couldn’t care less about this magnificent view.
All his senses were focused on looking for that person alone.
All of a sudden, a man strolled over. Although his steps seemed light, they were firm and grounded.
He’d been trained. Perhaps an ordinary person wouldn’t have spotted it, but Finn Taylor noticed it at once.
Without saying a word, that man immediately threw a punch toward Finn Taylor. Of course, the latter didn’t waste his breath either before fighting back right away.
Their fists smashed against each other, a loud sound resonating as they both flew back and away from each other.
That man swept his foot over, trying to land a kick on his opponent.
Finn Taylor wasn’t to be beaten and returned a kick.
Their legs crashed against each other, a thunderous sound erupting.
This battle lasted a good five hours—with no end in sight.
When Finn Taylor returned home, he felt sore all over. But he knew full well that his opponent would probably feel much worse than him and was probably much more severely injured.
When he arrived home, he realized that his wife was still awake. It seemed like she had stayed up to wait for his return.
Finn Taylor acted as though nothing had happened as he tried to conceal the excruciating pain. But the moment his wife touched him, he couldn’t help but hiss.
“What’s wrong?” Yvette Larson realized that something was amiss the moment she posed that question. She quickly shut her mouth and decided not to pursue the matter. “You must be hungry. What do you want?”
“Alright, I’ll go make some.”
“Where are your friends?”
“They all left.”
“Oh.” Finn Taylor seemed indifferent.
The spaghetti was ready before long, and Finn Taylor slurped it up. However, every bite made him shudder inwardly in pain.
Yet, he tried his very best to endure it and act as though there was nothing wrong.
“Oh right, what does Willow Stone’s family do? Maybe you can collaborate with her.”
“Nope. She doesn’t care about the family business. I think we’d better not ruin our friendship with the talk of money.”
Finn Taylor nodded, agreeing with his wife. In reality, however, he had been trying to get information about Willow Stone out of her.
What Finn Taylor hadn’t expected was for an opportunity to come his way so quickly.
Yvette Larson handed him a plane ticket. “Willow bought this. She’ll travel to Chicago with you for the competition.”
Finn Taylor glanced at the ticket, not saying anything as he continued eating his meal. However, his mind was in a mess.
Given his observations, Willow Stone wasn’t a simple woman.
‘She definitely has something up her sleeve by asking me to go with her this time. What does she really want?’ Finn Taylor thought long and hard about it but couldn’t think of anything.
San Francisco, in a certain hut by the sea.
Willow Stone slapped the man in front of her viciously. “Who asked you to interact with him?”
The man Willow Stone had slapped was none other than the man who fought Finn Taylor that very afternoon. His name was Nigel Stone.
“I didn’t reveal my identity. I was just trying to test his skills.”
“Of course, I know that. If you revealed yourself, do you think you’d be alive and talking to me here?”
“But I didn’t do anything wrong.”
“No? What do you think you are? You’re just a dog that our family keeps. Father asked you to come here to protect me. What you did was wrong!”
Nigel Stone remained silent even though he was inwardly fuming as he left the room.
The next day.
Finn Taylor arrived at the San Francisco Chess Association.
There, the old men who had threatened him were all gathered. All their gazes were filled with disdain as they glanced at Finn Taylor.
Even though they had personally witnessed Finn Taylor beating Jessica Daimler, that didn’t change the fact that he was simply the useless matrilocal son-in-law of the Larson family.
“Are you here to apologize?” An elder spoke up, disdain evident in his eyes.
“Why should I apologize?” Finn Taylor scoffed as he looked at that man.
“Does a piece of trash need a reason to apologize?”
“Piece of trash?”
“Are you not? You’re just a useless matrilocal son-in-law of the Larson family. Are you going to deny that?”
“Oh, I heard some rumors about my wife’s company working with your company recently.”
That elder waved his hand, cutting the other off. “We’re not working together. Your wife was desperate for our help. Your family offended the Sullivan family and is on the verge of bankruptcy. Without our help, the Larson family will surely crumble.”
“Actually, we didn’t offend you. Besides, it’ll benefit you as well if I rank well in this upcoming competition. It’s obvious that you’re just trying to control me.”
These men seemed intelligent on the surface, but their intentions wouldn’t get past Finn Taylor’s eyes. If he were to win the competition, he would definitely have power and a say in the American Chess Association.
Then, these old men wouldn’t even be able to compare themselves to him. That was why they had put him on the spot now, even dragging his wife into the equation.
What they wanted was for Finn Taylor to be under their control. Then, they’d have a say in the American Chess Association once he won!
Finn Taylor would be a fool if he couldn’t even come to such a simple conclusion.
“Wait!” The old men were in shock when they heard Finn Taylor’s words. It was obvious that they hadn’t expected Finn Taylor to think of that.
“I never thought that you’d be able to guess what we’re up to.” Even though Finn Taylor had already said so, these men still refused to believe that Finn Taylor had any abilities at all.
The word they had used was ‘guess.’ To them, it was pure luck that someone like Finn Taylor had managed to draw such a conclusion.
It was simply impossible for him to have thought of something like that.
But Finn Taylor didn’t take that to heart. “Threaten me or Yvette Larson, and you can wait to collect some corpses after this competition.”
With that, Finn Taylor turned to leave.