“How dare you!” Evelyn shouted in anger. “Don’t forget that you were part of it as well. Do you think the police would reduce your sentence if you told them about it? It would only worsen your situation.”
Mark was slightly startled at first, but he couldn’t help but burst into a fit of laughter. No normal person can ever understand what Evelyn is thinking. I see… So she’s worried about this.
“I’m already in jail. Do you think I’d care about that? So what if they added more years to my sentence? It’s no difference to me,” he ridiculed.
My life is doomed no matter how long I have to stay in prison. After what has happened, I would never be able to survive in the business circle anymore even if they released me now.
Mark was a person who wanted to be the best all his life. He took meticulous steps for everything he did, afraid that his actions were for naught if he even took a wrong step, just to fight Finnick for Norton Corporation. After doing things so carefully for so many years, he had never expected that he would end up in such a fate.
“Come on, speak your terms. What do I have to do so you won’t confess those matters?” Evelyn asked while suppressing her anger. “As long as it’s something that I can do, I’ll do my best.”
He sneered at that. How cunning of her. She’s setting conditions even in this situation.
“What else is there to ask from you? I don’t even have the most basic freedom now. But now that I think about it, it doesn’t seem like a bad thing if you’re here in prison with me.”
Evelyn fumed and she clenched her fists tightly. How can he even think about threatening me when he’s already in such a state?
Her fingernails cut her flesh and pain shot through her arms but she didn’t care. Does he think that I’d be afraid of him just because he said that? Hmph. I have a bunch of ways that would make him agree to seal his mouth.
The corner of her lips tilted upwards and she lowered her head as she stroked her area where her fingernails cut her. Then, she said nonchalantly, “You’re in prison and a dead mouse feels no cold. I admit that I can’t do anything to you. However, don’t forget that your son is still outside.”
“What do you mean?” Mark asked instantly. Fabian is my hope for everything in the future. He can’t have anything happening to him!
“I’m obviously threatening you. If you say anything about what happened years ago, then I will find a way to make Fabian suffer.” Evelyn’s smile was especially vicious as she spoke.
“He’s your only son, isn’t he? If something were to happen to him, I’m afraid there won’t be anyone who would take care of you in your old age.”
Panic rose in him but Mark managed to regain his composure quickly. After calming down and thinking about it carefully, he decided not to care about her threat.
Hmph! Who does she think she is? Without the Morrison family or Finnick to back her up, there is no way she can do as she pleases.
At the thought of it, he stared at her with scornful eyes and said, “Do you think you’re still the lady of the Morrison family? If you want something to happen to my son, you’d need to have the capability to do so.”
However, Evelyn wasn’t anxious when she saw that he didn’t believe her words. She still looked as calm and confident as she was before.
“So what if I’m not the lady of Morrison family anymore? You know very well how much money I have after the kidnapping incident. Don’t you think I have enough to hire an assassin to kill your son?”
“Don’t you dare!” Mark roared as he stood up abruptly.
“Are you mimicking me?” she asked with a smile. Her expression suddenly turned cold as she added, “Too bad. I’m not afraid of you. Mark my words, I’d do just that.”
“Evelyn Morrison! If you hurt my son, I will…” He was at a loss for words. He didn’t even have freedom anymore so how was he supposed to do anything to Evelyn?
“What will you do? I bet you can’t think of anything!” she sneered. “Let me tell you this. You can only listen to me from now on. You’ll be retrieving your son’s dead body if you even utter a single word about what happened back then.”
He clenched his fists tightly and his teeth were almost crushed from being clenched so tightly before he muttered an “Fine” in response. What else could I do? There was nothing he could do except to agree to her terms.
“I guarantee that I will keep my lips sealed about what happened that year. But you have to promise me that you’ll never hurt my son!” Mark said as he locked eyes with Evelyn.