Chapter 741 Cat Is Out Of The Bag
There could only be two reasons Azure sought him out. It was either for Nigel or for Yerek.
Timothy had lost count of how many times Azure came pleading for Nigel’s case. His patience was wearing thin from her repetitive and selfish act.
“You want me to provide a letter of forgiveness for Nigel?” Timothy’s voice was gentle, but his eyes lacked any hint of warmth.
Azure thought he was considering her proposal. Her spirit was lifted, and her gaze on Timothy softened with renewed affection.
“Yes. If you find the writing tedious, I can ask someone else to draft it for you. All you need to do is sign the letter,” Azure said.
A derisive smile crossed Timothy’s face. “What do you presume I could possibly write in such a letter?”
A cold prickle of dread stung Azure’s heart at his words, but before she could retort, Timothy ruthlessly tore through her façade of selfishness.
“Shall I write how Nigel has been vying for the Gibson family’s power, schemed the death of my wife, leading to my physical impairment and enduring mental torture for fifteen years? Or how Nigel abused his position, transferring assets in an attempt to secure his position, even contemplating murder when it failed? Every single crime that Nigel committed was a life’s worth of atonement. Even if I were to provide this letter, do you think a judge would acknowledge it?” Timothy mocked.
Azure’s lips trembled, and she remained silent for a long while before she managed to choke out a coherent response.
“Even if Nigel is released early, he won’t pose any threat to you and Christina. The Gibson family will still belong to you,” she reasoned.
“The Gibson family has always belonged to Christina and me. You don’t even have the right to mention Gibson Corporation,” Timothy spat.
Azure continued to make her case and said, “Yes, I admit my selfishness contributed to today’s tragedy. Timothy, I can confidently tell you that Barnaby has agreed to acknowledge Nigel as his son. If Nigel wishes to compete in the future, it will be for the Stone family’s assets. He won’t interfere in the Gibson family’s affairs.”
Timothy looked at the woman derisively and remained silent.
“I really don’t blame you for not acknowledging me. But I did give birth to you. For the sake of that, leave me a way out,” Azure pleaded, wiping away the tears streaming down her face.
Timothy had grown numb to her pleas, and he was not stirred in the slightest. “Did you know Nigel asked to see me today? He said the same thing, only that he was trying to save Yerek, while you were trying to save him.”
Azure stared at Timothy in shock. “Nigel? What did Nigel say to you?”
Timothy didn’t intend to keep it from Azure and said, “Nigel was worried his actions would endanger his only kin. He asked me to spare Yerek. As a trade-off, he told me who were the people involved in the plot years ago.”
At that moment, Timothy looked at Azure with a hint of amusement in his eyes. “Barnaby’s name was on that list.”
It was quite the paradox. Nigel and Barnaby both wanted to protect their son, yet their approaches were as contrasting as night and day. One was trying to save his son while the other was digging his own grave.
What a ludicrous situation!
Azure slumped onto the couch, her face ashen. “That’s impossible. Barnaby would never do that…”
Throughout the entire ordeal, she had suspected that only Nigel was the mastermind behind the scheme, with her and Yerek merely serving as clandestine accomplices.
Why would Barnaby want to conspire against Timothy and his wife?
Azure simply couldn’t wrap her mind around it.
If this secret got out, her last source of support would crumble to nothing.
She fixed her gaze on the champagne before her, a streak of determination flashing in her heart.
With a wisp of a pale smile on her face, Azure managed, “After what you’ve said, it seems I’ve no face left to beg you… No, not anymore. I’ll never come to you again.”
Timothy lowered his gaze. “If that’s the case, then you should leave.”
Wiping away her tears, Azure pushed the champagne toward Timothy and said rather assertively, “Drink this, and from now on, our mother-and-son relationship will cease to exist, and we shall see no more of each other.”
It was hardly good news.
Timothy eyed her for a moment before reaching out for the champagne.
Azure watched him with eyes wide as brass bells as she held her breath in anxiety, fearing he might change his mind halfway.
“Don’t drink it!” Two shrill, youthful voices rang out in unison. The next second, the door was pushed open and two small figures charged at Timothy. Lucas swatted the glass of champagne away.
Camila exclaimed, “Granddad, you can’t drink that! She put something in it! My brother and I both saw it!”
Timothy’s eyes narrowed dangerously as he shot a glare at Azure. “Are you that desperate to see me dead?”
All colors drained from Azure’s face. “I didn’t! They’re talking nonsense. How could you believe what children said? You’re my son. How could I harm you?”
Lucas declared fearlessly, “We’ll soon find out who’s lying when we check the surveillance camera footage with Mommy and Daddy.”
Camila chimed in, “That’s right! When you slipped something into the glass, the surveillance camera hidden in the chandelier above your head surely caught it.”
There’s a hidden surveillance camera in the chandelier?
The revelation hit Azure like a bullet, stirring up a storm in her heart.
Camila did not bother to conceal her dislike for Azure. “That chandelier was a gift my brother and I picked out for Mommy. You’re scared now, aren’t you? Your face is pale as a ghost.”
D*mn these two little brats for ruining my plan!
Azure clenched her teeth in exasperation, shooting a venomous look at Lucas and Camila.
Camila, being the more timid one, quickly hid behind Lucas, peering out behind her brother.
Drawing a deep breath to steady her emotions, Azure pleaded, “Lucas, Camila, I know I’ve been too strict with you, causing you to bear grudges against me. You can hate me, but why do you have to slander me?”
What she needed to do now was to buy as much time as possible so that Barnaby could show up. By then, even Christina and Nathaniel wouldn’t be able to touch her.
As long as she could leave the banquet hall unscathed, she could tamper with the surveillance camera footage, and there would be no evidence to back Lucas and Camila’s claims.
Camila, hands akimbo and indignation puffing her cheeks declared, “My brother and I don’t tell lies! I’m going to get Mommy and Daddy now, and I’m going to tell everyone here that you’re a wicked woman!”
“Camila…” Timothy didn’t wish to cause an uproar, but Camila moved too swiftly for him to stop her. At the same time, he couldn’t find it in him to reject the children’s kind gesture.
Just as Azure was about to take action, Camila had already dashed to the door. She almost collided with Christina who was entering the room, but Nathaniel, quick as a falcon, scooped his daughter up into his arms.
“Camila, where are you hurrying off to?”