The Untouchable Son-In-Law: The Master Peregrine Novel - Chapter 393
Chapter 393: Never Again
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Mr. Guinn had already subdued Finn Taylor, so it wouldn’t take much effort to kill the latter. Yet, the former was now asking his boss to let the latter go!
“Why? Give me a reason.” Melanie Taylor didn’t necessarily want to kill Finn Taylor, but she wanted a reason to let him off.
“I’ll tell you the reason later. Let him go first—this isn’t a discussion. If you refuse to listen to me, I’ll stop you myself.”
Melanie Taylor hadn’t expected the old man to be so stubborn. ‘He’s standing up for Finn Taylor? Has he switched sides? But that’s impossible. Mr. Guinn is very loyal to our family, so there must be more to this. I better not ask him anything about it for now. I’ll just do as he says and let that man go.’
“Finn Taylor, you’re really lucky. I’m going to let you go today.”
Finn Taylor had no intention of fighting with the other. He was injured, and so were Lancelot and Guinevere.
They wouldn’t be able to win against Melanie Taylor right now. What they needed was treatment at a hospital.
Along the way back, Finn Taylor called Jeremy Smith. By the time they arrived at the bar, the doctor had already arrived.
The latter took their pulses and let out a smile. “It’s not a huge problem. You’ve only sustained some superficial injuries, so you’ll just need some time to rest.”
Finn Taylor didn’t take any action that night, but he called Andre Cavill over the very next day. “You’re really impressive. It seems like you can make your own decisions now. You don’t even need me to tell you what to do. What, do you hate working for me? Do you want to be a boss too? Alright, I’ll hand the position over to you then. Who do you want? Lancelot and Guinevere, or the four guardians? What about having me work for you too?”
Finn Taylor’s words sent a shiver down Andre Cavill’s spine. “Master Peregrine, that’s not what I meant. I just wanted to help you.”
“Help me? But you saw the results of that. Did you help me? No, you nearly killed me. You’ve been working for me for a long time. You should understand me. Do you think that I would sit back and watch as my men get in trouble? Of course not. Since you knew that Lancelot and Guinevere’s lives could be in danger when they went and that I would save them, why did you still do that? Did you want to kill me through them?”
“Mr. Taylor, that’s definitely not what I meant.”
“That may not be what you meant, but that’s what you did.”
“You must believe me, Mr. Taylor. I’m not someone like that.”
“Of course, I know that. Do you think you’d be here talking to me if you were someone like that? I would’ve killed you a long time ago. But remember that it’s not because you haven’t done anything wrong that I’m not killing you but because you’re still useful to me. If you ever cross the line again, I won’t hesitate to kill you. You were the first to follow me, and you, of all people, should know that I’ve never felt any warmth or love. I haven’t hesitated to kill my family members, much less you.”
Finn Taylor was speaking the truth.
He had been bullied ever since he was young, so he had always been cold toward his enemies. However, he would always reciprocate kindness as well.
Andre Caville was still on Finn Taylor’s side, but he had no doubts about how the latter would kill him if he ever crossed the line.
It didn’t matter how much he had done for Master Peregrine. After all, the latter had already rewarded him for that.
There was no point in bringing that up now.
Finn Taylor waved the other away before walking out to check on Lancelot and Guinevere.
They were doing better than he thought, and they were only coughing slightly.
“Well, are you doing alright? Tell me if you’re feeling unwell.”
“No, we’re both well-trained. We’re used to getting injured.” Lancelot felt slightly awkward. “Thank you for what you did yesterday.”
“No, I should be the one thanking you. I’m the one who holds a grudge against Melanie Taylor. It’ll be difficult to defeat them, and that’s why I brought you guys here. However, I never thought that Andre Cavill would take things into his own hands.”
“He didn’t really do that. You shouldn’t blame him too much.”
Finn Taylor knew that the couple was afraid that he would punish Andre Cavill for his mistake. “You two don’t have to be so worried; I’m not going to kill him. He’s been with me for a long time and has done a lot for me, but those things are separate. Although I won’t kill him, I won’t reward him either. He probably won’t qualify for any rewards in the future.”
“Is there really no way of salvaging the situation? He’s not a bad man, and he did that for your sake. He knows that Melanie Taylor is dangerous and that you wouldn’t have to worry about her if we managed to deal with her ourselves. Then, you’d be able to get remarried to Yvette.”
“Alright, let’s not talk about this anymore.”
“No, we’ll feel terrible if you become prejudiced against him because of us. Please treat him as you did in the past.”
“To be honest, it’s our fault that we failed last night. If we had defeated that man, you wouldn’t have needed to show up. We were at fault. If you want to punish someone, you should punish us. We’re willing to bear all responsibility. Please don’t blame Andre for this; he’s a good man.”
Hearing the couple speak up for the other man, Finn Taylor had no other choice. “Fine, I’ll forgive him.. But only this once—it’ll never happen again.”