The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray - Chapter 83
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Under the compelling gaze of Hugo, all the Douglases did not dare to look at him as they hurriedly hung their heads low and chorused in unison, “Yes, Old Sir!”
“One more thing.” Hugo looked at the white mourning fabric that hadn’t been cleared away yet with a grief-stricken expression.
“Gordon and Brad have just been buried, so don’t change the arrangements in the house too soon. Also, everyone in the family is forbidden from entertaining and socializing for the next one week, or else you will be disowned!” Hugo said austerely, making their hearts drop.
Having just lost his closest kin, it was only normal that Hugo wouldn’t want to see them laughing and having a whale of a time. However, if they had to cease all entertainment activities, their entertainment joints would also have to close for a week, which would result in a huge loss!
Besides, the Douglases had just suffered an enormous loss, so this loss would be even more severe.
Everyone wanted to give their opinion. But looking at Hugo’s expression, they could only stay silent.
After the family members left, Hugo called Chris to his study.
Standing in front of Hugo with his hands by his side and looking down, he looked just like a filial son.
Hugo stared at Chris and seemed to be trying to detect something from his face.
No matter how thick-skinned Chris might be, he couldn’t stay calm because he had a guilty conscience.
“Dad, why did you ask to see me?” Chris asked while looking at the oppressive gaze in Hugo’s eyes.
Hugo looked away and expressed assent, as if he had been interrupted from his trance. “Do you know why I said that in the hall just now?”
He was referring to his orders for everyone not to discuss the deaths of Brad and Gordon Douglas.
In fact, Chris was confused about it too.
His men had killed Gordon and Brad, and he even planned to make an issue out of their deaths and then put the blame on Lucas Gray so that he could avoid suspicion. No one would suspect that he had killed his younger brother and nephew.
In fact, even the middle-aged woman, Gordon’s wife, had heard about the deaths of her husband and son from someone Chris sent.
He reckoned that Hugo would definitely agree to the request since he was grief-stricken over the demise of his son and grandson.
However, he never expected that Hugo would choose not to confront Lucas and instead order all the family members not to bring it up again.
Chris lowered his head and hid the emotions in his eyes as he said respectfully, “I don’t know. But Dad, you’ve always been wise, so I reckon there must be a reason for your decision.”
Hugo sighed. “Gordon and Brad are my biological son and grandson, so of course I want to avenge them. However, we can’t openly go around saying that Lucas Gray killed them. First, we don’t have any concrete proof, and secondly, we might alarm him and cause him to flee. By then, it would be difficult to seek revenge.”
Chris nodded in a moment of epiphany and exclaimed, “Dad, you’re so wise! It indeed isn’t time for us to announce this yet. We should get rid of Lucas Gray when his guard is down!”
“Yes! The murderer is Lucas Gray, and we can roughly confirm that. Even if he wasn’t the one, he was still the one who beat up Gordon and Brad. We have every right to look for him!” Hugo gritted his teeth.
Immediately afterward, Hugo reached out and patted Chris on his shoulder. “Chris, you’re my only son now. I’ll hand over the task of killing Lucas Gray and avenging Brad and Gordon to you! After you complete it, I will convene a meeting and hand over the position of the successor of the Douglas family to you in public!”
Hugo’s eyes were full of an inscrutable menace.
Lucas Gray was not to be trifled with, and since his biological son was dead, there was no need for the bastard child Chris Douglas to continue living either! Besides, the murderer might really be Lucas, but it could also be the ingrate Chris!
If the two of them were to be at odds with each other, they could just kill each other! Regardless of which one of them died, it would be good!
Only then could he avenge Gordon and Brad!
When Hugo thought of that scene, his hands began trembling.
Suddenly, he heard a loud sound.
Chris burst into laughter!
Chris was just like an obedient dog in front of him, yet he suddenly laughed after hearing that Hugo was going to hand over the position of successor to him.
Hugo was shocked, and soon, he was furious.
He had clearly just said that no one was to laugh or chatter for the sake of mourning Brad and Gordon. Yet Chris was laughing!
“What are you laughing about?!” Hugo flew into a rage and glared at Chris.
“Haha, Dad. You mean that if I don’t seek revenge on Lucas Gray, you won’t give me the position of successor, right?” Chris asked with a smile.
Hugo found his action peculiar and frowned. “Of course not. You’re my only son. Who else would I hand it to but you?”
“Haha, who knows? I’m not your biological son. How could you hand the family over to me? I’m afraid you must be thinking about how to kill me, right?”
Chris was still smiling, but in Hugo’s opinion, he was like a terrifying demon!
“What nonsense are you babbling about?” Hugo roared with shock and fear within him. When did this bastard find out?
Or has he always been pretending all this while? Has he been pretending so well that I thought he was an obedient dog, and he’s only showing his true colors now?
All of a sudden, Hugo’s heart was full of horror and anxiety.
“Hah, you should know whether or not I’m babbling nonsense.” Since he had already revealed his true colors, Chris saw no need to pretend and walked toward the couch to sit down calmly.
“You just want me to deal with Lucas Gray and end up getting injured too. It’s best if we both die, right?”