The Untouchable Son-In-Law: The Master Peregrine Novel - Chapter 413
Chapter 413: Secret
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
When Hilary Stone began, she had been indifferent. But as she went on, tears fell down her face. She had never wanted to revisit these memories, but Gremlin was intent on making her do so.
She had no other choice; she needed the latter to trust her.
“Well said. I think I might even applaud you. To be honest, the Larson family members are such scumbags! Their whole family should die! Finn Taylor isn’t any good himself. Don’t they say that one is marked by the company one keeps? It’s obvious why they’re a family.”
“Please don’t use idioms on me. You make it sound as though Finn Taylor and Yvette Larson are the good guys while we’re the bad guys.” Hilary Stone already had tears streaming down her face, but her lips curled up when she heard Gremlin’s words. She couldn’t help but feel that the man was scolding her. What frightened her even more was that the latter didn’t even realize it.
“I’m not scolding us. I’m just using that phrase on Finn Taylor and Yvette Larson. Don’t overthink it.”
“Alright, it’s your turn to tell me why you want to kill Finn Taylor.”
“I’m not telling you. You can tell me another of your secrets if you want to know.”
“Are you playing with me?”
“No. Did I ever say that I’d tell you my secret? Did you think we were exchanging secrets?”
“So what other secret of mine do you want to know?”
“Is your son part of the Larson family? Earlier, you said that you want the whole family dead, but you’re their daughter-in-law and even gave birth to a son for the family. I want to be clear about whether your son is from the Larson family.”
“Alright, alright. I’ll tell you; he isn’t part of the Larson family.”
“He isn’t?” Gremlin was stunned.
The same went for Quinn Larson. “Mom, what did you say?”
“Of course, you’re not. Did you think that I’d give birth to a Larson? I want the whole Larson family to die! Don’t you think I’d be an idiot to give them a child?”
“Mom, you’re really scary. How many men have you gotten into relationships with?”
“Don’t look at me with that gaze. I’m your mom, and I have my own reasons for doing everything. Everyone has the right to lecture me—except you! You’re my son. You only have what you have because of me. Without me, you wouldn’t be where you are.”
“Mom, I can’t accept the fact that I’m not a Larson. Who’s my biological father then?”
“You don’t have to know that.”
“No, I must know.”
“Then, I’m telling you that I don’t know either.”
“Mom, what do you mean? Who’s my father?”
“What’s so strange about that? Don’t look at me like that. Did you think your mom was a saint? Of course not. I’m capable of doing anything necessary for my revenge.”
“So who’s my father? Tell me!”
“At that time, I went to the bar to get myself drunk every night and tried to get into bed with different men. I eventually succeeded in getting myself pregnant, and I stopped visiting the bar after that. I did as the Larson family instructed, and they all thought that you were a Larson. Not a single soul ever suspected that you weren’t a Larson. To be honest, I have no idea who your father is since he was just a random man I slept with.”
“Mom, I hate you so much! Why did you give birth to me? I’m nothing more than a joke! What do you take me for? Am I just a cat or dog to you? Does my life mean nothing to you?” Quinn Larson couldn’t take the sudden news of his birth circumstances.
“Wow, what a good show! I never thought that this would happen in the Larson family too. I really take my hat off to you, Hilary Stone. I thought that I was vicious, but I’m nothing compared to you. You’re really a character!”
“Alright, I’ve already told you my secret. Now, even my son hates my guts. Can you finally tell me yours?”
“Sure, there’s nothing much to it. Actually, I was in love with Finn Taylor’s grandma. We used to be childhood friends, and we used to pretend to be a married couple when we were younger. I thought that we would grow up and marry each other. My family background wasn’t any worse than hers, but Finn Taylor’s grandpa made a sudden appearance. At that time, he was the most powerful man in Chicago, so it was obvious I didn’t match up to him. Who would’ve expected them to meet? That was how I was pushed out of the picture, and Frida married Brian Taylor. They looked deeply in love, but I’m sure it was all a sham.”
“Love? They married only for the sake of their families. Finn Taylor’s grandma should’ve married me. I entered Chicago’s Taylor family and joined Peregrine Hall to get close to her. I’m sure you know about what happened afterward—Finn Taylor’s grandparents gave birth to two sons and even had grandchildren.”
“Frida only loved her younger grandson and despised her elder grandson, so I followed suit. Of course, Finn Taylor was that elder grandson. Frida wanted to kill Finn Taylor, so I’m carrying out her wishes. Although she’s dead and can no longer see this for herself, I have to do this for her. Otherwise, how can I possibly say that I love her? Talking about Finn Taylor’s grandpa, I wonder if he’s really dead. Everyone says that he is, but I’ve never seen his corpse.. Neither has anyone ever organized a funeral for him. Isn’t it incredulous that nobody held a funeral for the most powerful and influential man in Chicago?”