Chapter 2068 Vicious Oaths
Mabel was ashen-faced as she was well aware of the repercussions of coming clean about her past misdeeds. Once I tell him everything, Wilbur will avenge his mother and kill me! But if I don’t, Nicholas will be in danger. I have to choose.
Choose! As Wilbur’s last word reverberated in the space of her despair, Mabel shuddered as suddenly as the reappearance of a memory from her past across her mind’s eye.
She, too, had once given another woman an ultimatum over her son’s life. Her victim had chosen to end her long-suffering life for the sake of her son.
And now here I am in this exact situation. How ironically cruel. “Such is life,” she remarked with a sad little smile. After closing her eyes momentarily, she gazed up at Wilbur once again.
“I will tell you what happened, but only if you promise to direct all of your resentment toward me instead of Nicholas. I want you to keep that recording from your father and ensure that the Seet family does not lay a finger on him. I can tell you right now if you promise me all of that.”
Wilbur’s brows creased in displeasure for a second before relaxing again. “I promise.”
“I’m going to need more proof than that.”
“What do you want?” Wilbur urged.
“I want you to swear on your beloved Maya’s life.” She declared after a pause, “If you go back on your word, Maya will die the most horrific death.”
Wilbur’s eyes flashed like cold steel. How dare she say such wicked things about Maya?
“Watch your mouth, you vicious b*tch!” he shouted before aiming a hard kick at the woman.
With a loud thud, Mabel crumpled to the floor. Clutching her stomach, she moaned in agony.
“What’s the matter? Thinking of going back on your promise to me?” she spat. “As I said, your word cannot be trusted. I’m definitely not going to tell you the truth if you can’t guarantee my son’s safety!”
Wilbur clenched his fists. “I can swear on my own life.”
“Absolutely not. Your life and your father’s life do not mean as much as Maya’s to you. She’s the love of your life, isn’t she? I’m sure that you would do whatever it takes to keep her safe, including keeping your word to me. That is why I will only believe you if you swear on her life, as it is the only stake you would not dare gamble with. I am the one you hate, Wilbur. Nicholas has nothing to do with your mother’s death. Why can’t you let him go?”
Wilbur took a deep breath before he said, “I swear on Maya’s life that I will not go after Nicholas for what happened in the past. If I go back on my word, Maya and I will die painful deaths! However, if your son remains persistent in acting against me or my loved ones, I will not go easy on him.”
“Don’t you worry about that,” Mabel said at once. “As long as you can promise not to harm him, I’ll have him give you a wide berth. Remember your oath, Wilbur.”
“Now, will you talk about what happened back then?”
She nodded. “I’ll tell you everything.”
“Remember, woman. One untrue word out of your mouth, and Nicholas will die a painful death.”
Mabel nodded helplessly. “Don’t worry, I’ll tell you everything word for word as it happened. Back then, I met your dad through Axel. Oh, he looked so handsome and rich! I knew from a glance that he was no ordinary man. You see, he caught my attention during my search for a capable and accomplished husband.”
This story has been hidden in the shameful, forgotten crevices of my heart for long enough. It’s about time it’s being told to the person who deserves the truth the most.
Mabel had met Rodney many years ago when she was about to break up with her ex.
Resenting the fact that he was unable to satisfy her in every aspect she demanded and that he was not romantic enough or able to provide her with financial security, she grew to even hate his looks for being too ordinary.
Mabel felt suppressed and irritated with everything he did. Often, she found herself wondering when her fate would shift toward something more favorable by letting her meet a more handsome and powerful man.