Chapter 2238 Reconciliation
“But he’s obviously someone we know. The Lindberg residence is enormous—this spot is three kilometers away from the sentry post, and there are seven palaces in total. The fact that he could find his way here and even find the study room means that he had visited before on his own or with other people,” Layla pointed out.
Francesca knitted her brows. “If that’s the case, he must be from the three great families. They just couldn’t wait to get their hands on the seal, huh?”
Following a short pause, she added, “Could he be from the Atkinson family? They probably knew earlier on that I was going to meet Mrs. President, so they sent someone to sneak in while I was out. Or could the three great families be in this together?”
Layla nodded. “You’re right. The three great families are in solidarity at this time. As long as they pull Danrique down, they will be able to split the valuable Lindberg Corporation among themselves.”
Just then, the maid knocked on the door. “Ms. Felch, Mr. Donald is requesting to see you.”
“Tell him to get lost—”
“Wait,” Layla cut in. “She said he’s requesting to see you.”
Francesca understood what Layla meant right away and opened the door. “What did he say?” she asked the maid.
“He didn’t come in. He’s waiting outside, and he asked the guard to pass the message that he is requesting to see you. He has something important to discuss with you,” the maid recounted.
Hearing that, Francesca exchanged glances with Layla. She then consented, “Let him in.”
“Okay.” The maid went off to relay the message.
“If my guess is correct, he must have come to ask for a reconciliation,” Layla remarked in a low voice. “If the three great families take the seal, he will be the first one to get kicked out. Therefore, he has to reconcile with you and join your side. Only then will he have a chance to survive. Besides, I noticed that Donald stayed at the back without a word when Kevin and Gerard came to cause trouble last time. He did not join in their ruckus, and he seemed anxious. This means he’s well aware of Lindberg Corporation’s fate once the three great families get their hands on the seal. By then…”
“You’re right,” Francesca agreed. “He doesn’t have a powerful status nor many shares in Lindberg Corporation. His last name is the only reason he has a spot in there. If Danrique gets dragged down from his position, Donald will be doomed.”
“That’s right.” Layla then advised, “If he’s here for a reconciliation, you can give him a chance. After all, he’s more familiar with the three great families and the company, so he should know how to deal with them.”
Francesca nodded before heading downstairs.
When Donald entered the house, he looked nothing like his arrogant self last time. Instead, he was tense and cautious. At the sight of Francesca, he got even more nervous.
“Uncle Donald, what brings you here?” Francesca asked straightforwardly.
“I…” Donald pondered for a while before continuing, “I want to talk to you.”
“Sure.” Francesca motioned at Norah, who then served some coffee and snacks before leaving with the other maids.
“What do you need to talk about?”
“I…” Donald hesitated again. Soon, he mustered his courage and began, “I want to apologize for my behavior last time.”
With that, he lowered his head and apologized sincerely. “I acted rashly last time, and I also spoke rudely. I hope you will forgive me in consideration of the fact that I’m also a Lindberg.”
Francesca glanced at Layla and promptly responded, “Please don’t say that, Uncle Donald. We’re family. You don’t have to be like this.”
Donald breathed a sigh of relief at her words. “That’s great to hear. I came here this time to tell you that you should never give them the seal. Otherwise, Lindberg Corporation will fall into their hands.”
“I know.” Francesca bobbed her head. “They even sent someone today to steal the seal. Thankfully, Layla noticed it in time, so they did not get what they want.”
Donald’s face turned pale when he heard about the attempted theft. Nevertheless, he managed, “Thank goodness they didn’t succeed. Do you have any news on Danrique now?”