Chapter 2140 Humanity
“He’s smart and persistent, and I admire that. However, a capable man would fight his battle on his own. What kind of man would try to con others like this?”
At the end of the day, Danrique was still furious about that and looked down on William for pulling that stunt.
“He is also manipulative and sly,” said Sean before he shook his head and grinned. “Do you notice that Ms. Felch isn’t mad at him even though he lied to her? My guess is that he knew that his secret was about to be exposed, so he confessed before that could happen. He also pretended to be doing everything for Ms. Felch’s sake and sent her away to keep her safe.”
“Everything he does comes with an ulterior motive. Only that idiot would buy his lies. How stupid can she be?” commented Danrique while shaking his head in exasperation.
“Well, what do you think?” asked Sean cautiously. “Ms. Felch firmly believes him and has shouldered the responsibility of helping him. Will you save him?”
“What do you think?” asked Danrique.
“Well, given the current situation, it’s impossible to abandon them,” replied Sean while sharing his analysis. “Ms. Felch has witnessed Prince William and over eighty of his servants being poisoned. As far as she is concerned, she is one of them. Therefore, it is her duty to save them.
“If you refuse to help them at a time like this, she will likely develop a distaste for you, and that will, in turn, cause a rift in your relationship with her. Moreover, Prince William already set up a trap for you.”
“Are you referring to the mysterious man who is trying to get between Francesca and me?” asked Danrique. His eyes glowed a little differently when he murmured, “I have a pretty good idea who that is.”
“However, you need to go to Danontand to gather some evidence, right?” said Sean. He had already discovered the truth. “Prince William shared that secret with Ms. Felch because he wanted to leave things hanging. That man has a mean and scheming little mind.”
“That’s true,” replied Danrique while nodding. “That doesn’t matter, though. There are countless other ways to investigate the matter. That person tried to get between us once and will try again since the first attempt failed.”
“That’s true. That means that Prince William is gambling with his life here,” said Sean. It seemed he had seen through all of William’s tricks. “He is banking on Ms. Felch’s sense of justice and your love for her.”
Everyone knew that Francesca would not abandon the eighty-over lives in the castle. That meant that if Danrique actually ignore them and his decision resulted in the death of William and everyone else in that castle… His relationship with Francesca would definitely come to an end.
Danrique was well aware of that, and that was why he hesitated.
“It’s not that bad to rescue him, anyway,” said Sean while trying to convince Danrique. “The king is probably waiting for you to decide as well. If you do, it’s possible that Prince William will actually turn the table.”
“Of course,” replied Danrique. He sneered and pointed out, “None of his useless heirs have what it takes to be associated with someone as powerful as I am. If William actually manages to get me on his side, he will definitely become the best choice as the next in line to the throne.”
“That’s true. If you get involved, then the poison will be meaningless and the rescue will be inevitable. That is why Prince William is counting on you to turn the situation around.”
It seemed Sean was rather excited and eager to learn what Danrique would do.
Similar to William and Federico, Sean was also holding his breath and waiting.
“It’s actually okay to save him, right?” asked Sean. He could tell that Danrique was swaying. “I mean… if William becomes the king in the future, we will have a strong ally on our side.”
“That is unlikely,” replied Danrique before he sneered. “He is weak and in trouble now, so it’s only natural that he behaves. That weakness will fade away once he is king, and there’s a good chance he won’t even thank us for our help when he is in power.
“He has been bullied his entire life. Men like that will go through drastic changes once they reach the top. It is highly possible that the first thing they do after they gain power is to eliminate all those who had seen his darker side. He would also kill everyone who had witnessed his weaker side.”
“That…” said Sean. Before he could stop himself, he said, “No way! That won’t happen, right? I mean, you didn’t turn out that way…”
As soon as he finished speaking, he lowered his head apologetically and said, “Sorry. I shouldn’t have said that.”