Chapter 649 You Know What I Want
One of our own… Sheridan found those words ironic.
Regardless of how hard Barnaby tried, Sheridan would never allow Nigel to join the Stone family, which would be the equivalent of inviting his enemy into his house.
This decision is mine and has nothing to do with anyone else,” Sheridan said grimly. “Grandpa, I’ve already stated my stance clearly at the family banquet. I object to Nigel and his son being recognized in our family. There’s no way the Stone family can tolerate the presence of an illegitimate son. Please don’t put me in a difficult position for your own selfish reasons.”
Barnaby paced back and forth in front of Sheridan, outraged and frustrated by the response.
“They won’t threaten your position in the Stone family. After my death, everything under my name will be yours. What they’re looking for is just official recognition. Is it really too much to ask? Sheridan, I hav always thought that you were a reasonable person. I’m surprised to see that you’re just as stubborn as you father. Christina isn’t suitable for you, and let’s not forget that she’s married to Nathaniel and even has children with him. If you’re looking to settle down. I can find someone who’s much better suited for you.
Barnaby’s sincere advice fell on deaf ears. Sheridan knew exactly what he wanted. He only wanted to win something with his own effort and wasn’t interested in any promises regardless of how attractive they
Now that Sheridan had established himself as the head of the family, Barnaby was no longer capable of changing his mind.
“Grandpa, don’t believe the baseless rumors out there. I don’t deny that Mrs. Lazuli attempted to matchmake both of us and we did meet up a few times. Even though we’re on good terms, I have no romantic feelings for her. What we share is just mutual admiration for each other.” A sarcastic glint flasher across Sheridan’s eyes. “I don’t mind you finding a companion to spend the rest of your days with, but Mrs. Lazuli isn’t a good candidate. Also, I’m certain that everyone else within the Stone family objects to it Grandpa, I’m sure the last thing you want is to see the Stone family walking down the same path as the Gibson family.”
Upon having his underlying intention exposed, Barnaby blushed and denied it in a guilty tone. “Sheridan, what nonsense are you spouting? It will be embarrassing if word of this gets out.”
A smirk flashed across Sheridan’s face. “I’m glad you’re aware of that. It would be inappropriate of me to interfere in the affairs of my elders.”
Barnaby suddenly felt as if his authority had disappeared. In fact, if he continued to stay, he felt that Sheridan would rip away whatever self-respect he still had left.
He returned to his room on the pretext that he wasn’t feeling well.
Putting on the frosty look he usually wore, Sheridan gave his subordinate a call and instructed, Tell Nigel that he better shut up if he still wants to live.”
The next day, the hospital called with wonderful news. Timothy’s condition had improved significantly, and there was a high chance that he would wake up soon.
Upon hearing the delightful news, Christina immediately shared it with Nathaniel. She quickly finished
her breakfast before hurrying to the hospital excitedly.
Just as she stepped out of the elevator, a man who was heavily disguised almost crashed into Christina. Fortunately, Lyle reacted swiftly by coming in between the two and pushing the man back.
“I’m sorry.” The man lowered his cap as he stood in the corner of the elevator. He tried his best to keep a low profile and allowed Christina and Lyle to exit first.
Upon hearing the familiar voice, Christina turned around by reflex, but the elevator doors had already closed by then.
Noticing that something was up, Lyle asked, “What’s wrong, Mrs. Hadley?”
“Nothing.” Christina retracted her gaze and assumed that it was just a figment of her imagination. There’s no way Yerek would show up at the hospital.
“Hurry! Something has happened to the patient in ICU 7. Call the doctor and send the patient to the emergency room!”
Christina was visibly stunned by the words. All she saw were doctors and nurses swarming into Timothy’s ward before rushing him out in a gurney.
Her heart skipped a beat and her face turned pale, and she ran after them from behind.
“Mrs. Hadley, be careful.” Lyle caught Christina when she lost her balance.
Staring intently at the closed door of the emergency room and desperately trying to catch her breath, Christina held her cramping stomach with one hand and grabbed Lyle with the other.
Half an hour later, the attending doctor emerged. “The patient has been poisoned. His condition is deteriorating rapidly. Please be prepared for the worst.”
Christina felt as if her entire world had collapsed. Unable to control her emotions, she snapped, “Didn’t you say that he was improving over the phone this morning? How did he end up being poisoned? Did you give him the wrong drug?”
The doctor was cautious in commenting, just in case it was the hospital’s fault. If the patient were to die from it, it would become a serious case of medical negligence.
Given Timothy’s distinguished position, they had to treat the matter with the greatest sensitivity.
“Please calm down, Mrs. Hadley. The specialists are already trying their best to save Mr. Gibson. As for the kind of poison within him, we’ll be able to tell from the lab results very soon.”
After the attending doctor was gone, Christina sat down with Lyle’s help. The image of the man in the elevator earlier immediately flashed across her mind.
“Lyle, check the surveillance footage to see who entered my father’s ward today.” Christina took a deep breath in an attempt to suppress the pain in her abdomen. “Pay particular attention to the man we ran into earlier.”
“I’ll get you registered so that a doctor can examine you first.” Noticing the discomfort Christina was in
and the fact that she was holding onto her stomach, Lyle was worried that there might be issues with he unborn child.
Christina shook her head, for she wasn’t bothered by the pain. “I’m fine. I ran too fast and just need to catch my breath. I’ll be okay after resting a while.”
However, her words failed to convince Lyle, who called a doctor over to examine Christina still. It wasn until Christina and her baby were declared to be fine that he finally left the hospital to do what he was
The subsequent wait for Timothy’s lab results was torturous, and after a while, it showed that Timothy b snake venom in him.
Unfortunately, the species of the snake to which the venom belonged was indigenous to Yartran. As the antidote wasn’t available domestically, Christina had no choice but to purchase it overseas which would take a day to arrive at the earliest.
At the same time, Lyle had also found out the mysterious man’s identity. It turned out to be Yerek, just a Christina had suspected.
His objective for committing such a deed was undoubtedly to save Nigel
Once Christina’s call to Yerek connected, she asked candidly, “Yerek, state your demands for the antidote
At that moment, Yerek was standing on top of the pedestrian bridge opposite the hospital. As a chilly breeze blew across his face, he replied in a frosty voice, “You know very well what I want.”