The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray Webnovel - Chapter 1288
1288 Pointless Speech
Norman was furious. He retracted his arm, pushed the helmsman away, and hollered, “Shut up! Stop being so flustered!”
After calming down, Norman gritted his teeth and glowered at Damon. “Mr. Parker, you’ve crossed the line today!
“Why are the Parkers acting like bandits? As soon as we met, you actually said that you wanted half of the businesses and properties of all seven of our families?! This is completely unacceptable. You’ve really disappointed us!
“To be honest, after receiving your invitation, the seven of us arrived here on time to discuss cooperating. This alone has already proven our sincerity.
“In fact, before we came, we had gathered to discuss our course of action for tonight.”
Norman paused for a moment and looked at Damon’s reaction before continuing, “Mr. Parker, you’re definitely not a fool. Our families are merely second-tier families in the eyes of behemoths like the eight top families in DC. They can disregard us, bully us, oppress us, and snatch from us as they please. In fact, they can even decide the life and death of a family. They are the greatest threat to our existence!
“The seven of us have unanimously agreed to invite the Parkers to join our alliance, which we formed with the purpose of resisting the suppression and plundering of resources by the eight top families of DC. We will go through thick and thin together. By combining our resources and uniting as one, we will protect all our families.
“If the eight top families try to harm any member of the alliance, we will mobilize all our power to resist them together and protect ourselves!
“Out of kind intentions and with utmost sincerity, we came to the Parkers to discuss this matter with you, but we didn’t expect you to treat us like this. It makes us utterly disappointed!”
Norman made a long speech in one go, and he made himself and the other helmsmen sound incredibly righteous and loyal, as if they genuinely wanted to ascend to greater heights together with the Parkers.
At the same time, he made Damon sound like a despicable, scheming, and shameless ingrate who not only didn’t reciprocate their kind intentions but even wanted to plunder half of their assets!
Those who were unaware of the situation would definitely criticize Damon for his behavior.
The other helmsmen were stunned. If they weren’t fully aware of what was actually going on, they would have really thought that Damon was an ungrateful and scheming villain who took their good intentions for granted.
In fact, the seven helmsmen had indeed formed an alliance and had even discussed this matter seriously during their last gathering.
But they definitely had no intention of letting the Parkers join them.
In their eyes, the Parkers were just sheep waiting for them to slaughter sooner or later. How could they possibly let the Parkers join their alliance and protect them?
But Norman’s lies weren’t purely nonsense. He had his own purpose for doing so.
At the very least, he had to stabilize the Parkers, lower their vigilance, and guilt-trip them. He thought that Damon might even change his mindset and hold a proper discussion with them in order to join the alliance.
It didn’t matter whether or not their discussion succeeded. As long as they could get past the ordeal today and convince Damon to release them, they would have countless ways to destroy the Parkers afterward!
They also blamed themselves for underestimating the Parkers and assuming that Damon wouldn’t take action against them in the Parkers’ manor, causing them to fall into an awkward situation.
Damon rested his chin on his hands and smiled while looking calmly at Norman speaking incessantly, seemingly enjoying his performance.
After Norman finished speaking and stopped talking, Damon pointed at the clock. “Are you done? Let me remind you that more than seven minutes have passed. You only have two minutes left.”
The helmsmen immediately felt their hearts sink as they looked at the clock in unison, feeling even more flustered.
They originally thought that after hearing Norman’s speech, Damon would be eager to join their alliance regardless of what had happened.
But unexpectedly, Damon didn’t react at all, as if he hadn’t heard what he said.
They absolutely didn’t believe that the Parkers weren’t interested in joining the alliance!
Unable to endure it any longer, Norman asked indignantly, “Mr. Parker, what’s with your reaction? We sincerely want to form friendly ties with the Parkers. Do you want to join our alliance or not? Give us an answer!”
Damon raised his brows without speaking. He simply looked at the clock in the middle of the living room while tapping his fingers on the table to the rhythm of the ticking of the clock.
His answer was self-evident. He couldn’t be bothered to speak with them. He was just waiting for the ten minutes to be up and for the helmsmen to make their choice.
Norman was on the verge of losing his mind, and the other helmsmen were distracted and at a loss, just like headless flies.
They didn’t expect Damon to be so difficult to deal with and convince. He was so domineering and overbearing that he insisted on making them choose between two choices that were unacceptable to them.
No matter how reluctant they were, time was still passing minute by minute, second by second.
When the long second hand reached the top, Damon suddenly said, “Okay, time’s up. It’s time you tell me your choice now.”
The seven helmsmen, including Norman, looked extremely sullen and horrified, but none of them said a single thing.
“As I’ve said earlier, if you don’t make a choice, I’ll take it that you’ve chosen the second choice, which is complete destruction.” Damon stood up domineeringly.
As he did, dozens of the Parkers’ experts immediately got into position. They would immediately attack as long as Damon gave the order.
The helmsmen immediately turned deathly pale and shuddered in horror.
Norman also turned as pale as a sheet as he shouted furiously, “Damon Parker! How dare you?! I’m telling you, our families have already formed an alliance and made the necessary preparations. If you dare to lay a hand on us, we will destroy the Parkers tonight!”