Chapter 613 Clearing Obstacles
To Nigel, those words felt like a dagger that was stabbed into his heart. At the same time, it cut off the very last chance he had to fulfill his insatiable ambitions.
After plotting meticulously for more than twenty years to seize power, he didn’t expect fate to play such a cruel joke on him in the end.
Instead of being the second son of the Gibson family, he was now a disgraced illegitimate child.
Underneath everyone’s scornful gazes, Nigel stormed off without looking back.
Alistair, too, felt embarrassed by the turn of events. “This is now an internal matter for Timothy’s family, and my involvement would be inappropriate. Timothy is someone who knows what should be done, so I’ll leave this in his hands.”
His words made it clear to everyone that the Gibson family would go through a leadership change.
With that, the rest of the Gibson family was too embarrassed to stay. One by one, they made excuses and took their leave.
Soon, the once noisy hall became empty again.
When there were no outsiders left, Azure’s suppressed rage exploded into the open.
“Timothy, do you think you can disown your own mother just because you’ve reunited with your daughter and have the backing of the Hadley family?” Azure smashed her cup onto the ground. “Who was the one who swore to make the Hadley family pay and exact revenge for Veronica? What good does internal discord within the Gibson family do you?”
Timothy took a sip of tea before glancing at the spilled drink. “Don’t bring Veronica into this. She is not a tool for you to vent your frustration indiscriminately.”
Azure caught her breath while her eyes filled with disappointment. “Even though Nigel isn’t your biological brother, he has always treated you as his elder brother. Let’s not forget everything he has done for the Gibson family. You can’t just get rid of him just because you want to seize power.”
Meanwhile, Christina was staring contemptuously at Azure.
Even though the Gibson family’s last skeleton in the closet was exposed, Azure was more focused on mending the brotherly relationship between Timothy and Nigel than trying to fix the actual problem.
It wasn’t hard to guess her objective. If Nigel wasn’t acknowledged by the Stone family, he would at least still have some place to fall back on.
However, Timothy was dismayed by his mother’s words. “Nigel has undoubtedly ‘done a lot for the Gibson family. In fact, he even tried to kill me for its sake. I have no doubt that he is capable of anything.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Azure gave Timothy a stunned look. When the latter didn’t elaborate, the sense of dread within her intensified further.
Meanwhile, Christina came forward to end the sensitive conversation between the two. “The Stone family will definitely welcome the news of having more grandchildren. I’ve already sent news of the glad tidings
to them. I believe they will soon get someone to bring you and Uncle Nigel over.”
Azure asked, “Are you kicking me out of the Gibson family?”
A smirk emerged on Christina’s face. “Officially, you’re still one of us. Whether you want to stay here or go someplace else is your choice. Anyway, it’s common for people to still find love later in their lives these days. I heard that Old Mr. Stone never remarried after his wife died.”
As Christina’s words seemingly struck a chord with Azure, she surprisingly didn’t have a retort ready despite the scowl on her face.
It was then that the butler came over to inform them that the representatives from the Stone family were waiting outside for Azure.
Having no intention to be involved in the drama of the past, Christina grabbed her bag and stood up. “Dad, I’m going off now, I have something very important to do.”
Timothy reminded her, “Watch yourself out there, and come home for dinner tonight.”
“We’ll see. I might be occupied till late at night.” Thereafter, Christina left through another door. Once she got into the car, she instructed, “Head over to Nigel’s house. Mr. Taggart, have you engaged the people I asked you to?”
“They have gone over ahead of us, Mrs. Hadley. By now, the mansion is probably empty.” Sebastian replied while looking back from the front passenger seat.
“Good.” Leaning back into the seat to rest, Christina replied to the messages on her phone.
That morning, she had received a list of all the Gibson family’s assets. The mansion Nigel’s family was currently staying in was loaned to him by Timothy and his wife. As for a few random shops and pieces of land, Nigel had secretly transferred their ownership to his name over the years.
Some of them were actually part of the dowry Christina’s mother had brought with her during her marriage. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop Nigel’s greed at all.
Moreover, the fake accounts Nigel provided Timothy every year looked extremely genuine. He would make every asset look like it was losing money so that he could buy them over on the cheap.
Now that she had in her hands evidence that Nigel committed fraud, Christina resolved to kick him out of the Gibson family once and for all.
When their car arrived at the mansion, they were greeted by a chaotic sight with furniture and items piled up at the entrance. The teary-eyed duo, Anya and Macy, were hitting the movers and screaming indiscriminately at them.
When Anya turned around and saw Christina, everything became clear to her. “You’re the one who did this! What right do you have to kick us out of our own home?”
Macy, whose hatred toward Christina was boundless, gave her a wary look. “Christina, what are you really up to? We live in a society regulated by a legal system. There’s no way you can act with impunity.”
When Christina gave Sebastian a look, he walked toward the mother-daughter duo with a bunch of documents.
“This mansion belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gibson. As of now, its ownership has been transferred to Mrs. Hadley.” Sebastian showed them the title deed one by one. “All of the properties that Mr. Nigel had procured by illegal means will have to be returned.”
Oblivious to what had happened at the Gibson residence, Anya and Macy were devastated by the sight of the documents.
Christina had seized everything that belonged to them.
“Christina, even if the assets are being divided, my dad is the second son of the Gibson family. Your family can’t possibly usurp everything.” Anya was clearly unaware of how grave the situation was. “I’m not going to believe anything anyone says unless my father confirms it!”
A smirk broke out across Christina’s face when she heard this. “Your father doesn’t carry the blood of the Gibson family. How can you be clueless about such shocking news?”
As if they had been struck by lightning. Anya and Macy were stunned, standing frozen in their spots.
Feeling satisfied by their reaction, Christina turned toward Macy. “Aunt Macy, Anya probably hasn’t told you that Yerek is Uncle Nigel’s biological son and not someone my father adopted. Uncle Nigel brought his illegitimate son brought back into the family’s fold so that the latter can be one of the heirs to the Gibson family.”
Macy stared at Anya in disbelief. “Is what she said true?”
There was no way she could accept the idea that the supposedly attentive Nigel had an affair, let alone produced an illegitimate child with his mistress.
Faced with her mother’s pressurizing gaze, Anya had no choice but to admit the fact with a nod.
“Yes. I’ve seen the paternity test report before.”