Chapter 540 Careful Calculation
Once this accusation was proven to be true, the Gibson family would fall from grace.
With the fallout between the Gibson family and the Hadley family and the pending court case looming over them. Timothy knew that it was no longer possible to control Nathaniel through Christina.
As the Gibson family’s power and influence fell into Nigel’s family, the Hadley family canceled many of their investments in Gibson Corporation. Moreover, Nigel’s failure to address Gibson Corporation’s problems nearly pushed the company to the brink of collapse.
Because of that, Timothy’s impression of his younger brother, Nigel fell drastically. To him, Nigel was no longer a man who could take charge, but an incapable blockhead that was beyond help.
Gibson Corporation was founded by Timothy. He had poured his heart and soul into the company, sacrificing even his wife and his own future in the process.
Not wanting to surrender to fate, Timothy had been secretly attending rehabilitation sessions.
Luckily for Timothy, Nathaniel ran into some trouble after he filed the appeal against Gibson Corporation. With the case at a standstill, Gibson Corporation was given a chance to catch its breath. Even though Timothy was far away in Hallsbay, he was acutely aware of what was happening in Jadeborough.
Although Christina was his own daughter, she came second to his need for revenge.
As Timothy was contemplating ways to get closer to Nathaniel, the latter sent one of his men to escort Timothy to Jadeborough for the two of them to meet.
Despite the indisputable fact that Jadeborough was Nathaniel’s territory. Timothy was not the least bit intimidated. He knew that no matter how angry Nathaniel was with the Gibson family, he was still their son-in-law and could not bring himself to destroy the family.
However, it was worth noting that the Gibson family’s elders had yet to acknowledge Nathaniel as son-in-law. their
It was exactly because of that that Timothy had the guts to pretend nothing had happened. In the name of cooperation, he set aside his enmity with the Hadley family and ignored everyone else’s opinion, coming to negotiate with Nathaniel alone.
To his surprise, Nathaniel acted unexpectedly and did not play along with Timothy’s plan. He led Timothy around in circles and even insulted the Gibson family.
Timothy said in a deep voice, “Nathaniel, don’t talk nonsense. The Gibson family always does business righteously. How could we have ordered a murder?”
Righteously, huh? That word has nothing to do with the Gibson family at all.
Nathaniel tamed the sarcastic flame burning in him. He casually twisted the ring on his hand and replied, “Don’t get angry now. I’m just saying that if the Gibson family really is innocent, nothing will happen to the Gibson family even if others are trying to frame you, right?”
Timothy knew that Nathaniel was covertly trying to set him up. He refused to fall for the latter’s tricks.
If it hadn’t been for Nigel and those other idiots who offered to collaborate with Nathaniel for the sake of peace, the Gibson family would not be in this position right now, and Timothy wouldn’t have to stay here. and act according to Nathaniel’s mood.
“If you have something to say, just be direct with me. There’s no need to beat around the bushes,” Timothy stated. He did not expect himself to be able to resolve the mess or revive the Gibson family’s reputation in front of Nathaniel, anyway.
“Ever since you got here, you had not once asked about Christina,” Nathaniel pointed out with an empty smile. “Since that’s the way you are, there’s no need for us to carry on. Sebastian, please see our guest out.”
Nathaniel’s mood changed faster than Timothy could blink.
Timothy was certain now that he had been tricked. He gritted his teeth and retorted, “Ever since you brought Christina back, you’ve kept her hidden away. Even if I asked, would you tell me the truth? It would be better for me to check on her myself.”
To gain the upper hand, Timothy put on the demeanor of an elder of the Gibson family. “Christina is my daughter, the heir of the Gibson family. If anything happens to her, I will not let you get away with it, even at the cost of my own life.”
Nathaniel stared at him coldly. “I’m the only person in this world who would never harm Christina, On the contrary, it’s the Gibson family who hurts her in the name of love.”
He got to his feet and glared down at Timothy, emanating a domineering and intimidating aura.
“You want to prove to everyone how much you care about your daughter, right? I’ll offer you an alternative. Go home and ask Anya about all the terrible things she has secretly done. You can take my words today as a warning, but one day, I will settle our scores eventually. I won’t show mercy to those who want to hurt Christina.”
After saying all that he wanted to say, Nathaniel walked away without another glance backward, Sebastian followed behind him.
D*mn it! How dare he threaten me to my face when he’s younger than me?
Timothy was heaving with anger. He only managed to calm the raging fire burning inside him after sipping some water.
At that moment, his phone rang.
When Timothy saw Nigel’s name on the screen, disgust flitted across his face. However, he could not ignore the call.
After all, it was important to uphold the Gibson family’s reputation. There should be no gossip about any strife between the brothers.
Timothy was considering taking everything back from Nigel after his legs healed.
Although Nigel was not the best person Timothy could use, he sufficed for now.
“What is it?” Not wanting Nigel to notice that something was off. Timothy restrained his emotions and asked in a low voice.
“Timothy, have you met Nathaniel? What did he say? Did you manage to persuade him to withdraw the lawsuit? Is he willing to work with Gibson Corporation?” Nigel asked anxiously. “Project payments are due. If news gets out that we can’t secure any investments and that we’ve run out of money, our investors will exit. Gibson Corporation will be finished!”
Timothy cared more about Gibson Corporation than Nigel did. He directed all the anger he felt from Nathaniel toward Nigel, snapping, “Do you think Nathaniel is a three-year-old boy? Do you think you could tempt him with some candy and get what you want from him? You are too naive!”
At that, Nigel’s attitude flipped suddenly, and his words took on a harsh edge.
“Timothy, if Mom and you had listened to me and refrained from suing Hadley Corporation, Gibson. Corporation would not be in this state today. Christina is the Hadley family’s daughter-in-law and the Gibson family’s heir. Since you made a mistake, Nathaniel withdrew his investments. Just think of it as his way of venting his anger. If you let Christina persuade him, won’t the Hadley family’s money flow right back into the Gibson family’s pockets? What I’m trying to say is that you are pushing Christina too hard. I understand that you and Mom want revenge, but you should not have put Gibson Corporation at risk. This entire debacle is your fault. Put down your pride and talk to Christina. Maybe then, we can put this drama behind us.”
On the surface, it seemed as if Nigel was speaking in the best interests of Gibson Corporation. In truth, however, he was simply pushing away his responsibilities. He only wanted a share of the benefits without having to shoulder the burden of the bad times.
Timothy couldn’t help blaming himself for being so blind as to not see through Nigel’s character from the beginning.
He shook with anger as he countered. “What are you talking about? If you think you’re so capable, why don’t you come here and speak to Nathaniel yourself? Why are you hiding in Hallsbay and refusing to show up?”
With his true intentions laid bare by Timothy, Nigel was rendered speechless.
A sudden realization came to Timothy just then, and he asked in a gloomy voice, “Be honest with me. Nigel. Do the things Anya did lately have anything to do with you?”