Chapter 1911 What Is There To Be Ashamed Of
Sebastian? The raging anger within Lucius was instantly doused. At the sight of Sebastian, the arrogance he displayed dissipated within seconds.
Report to both families? If it came to that, no one in Jadeborough would dare to marry Sigrun, let alone continue with the marriage contract. In fact, the Lightburn family’s reputation would be utterly ruined!
Lucius no longer had the cheek to continue dwelling on the matter. When he saw the ashen look on his former subordinate’s face, Jonathan’s heart softened as he recalled that he was the one who was first at fault.
As a result, he got to his feet. “All right now, Old Mr. Lightburn. Since I, too, bear responsibility for the matter, why don’t we just cancel the marriage contract on the basis of the children’s disagreement? In return, I’ll arrange for your grandson to join the army as my apology. Isn’t that what he always wanted?”
Lucius fell silent, as it was an attractive proposition indeed.
He was now provided with an opportunity to save face, while the Lightburn family was given the chance to achieve glory similar to that of Sigrun marrying into the Jadeson family.
Just as expected, Lucius was satisfied with the arrangement and prepared to leave with his granddaughter.
No sooner had he made a move than Sigrun—who had seen her dreams collapse before her—went amok.
“No! It’s not like that. I didn’t do it out of jealousy, as the problem lies with the two of them. Susan, despite being Ian’s aunt, is salivating all over him and sticks to his side like glue. It was she who behaved shamefully first. I did what I did just to protect myself!” Sigrun screamed as if she had gone raving mad.
She had barely spoken when the minds of everyone present were blown. All of them stared at Sigrun in disbelief.
How is that possible? She is his aunt, while he’s her nephew!
A grave expression descended upon Jonathan’s face.
“What did you say? Let me warn you, I have forgiven you on the account of your grandfather. If you continue to spew venomous lies, I’ll not show you any more mercy!” he roared with his eyes spitting fire.
Lucius, too, was enraged.
Reaching out to grab her, he dragged her back and got her to shut up.
“You fool, have you not embarrassed yourself enough? How dare you make such baseless accusations?”
“I’m not. It’s the truth. In fact, Susan herself has admitted it to me. She told me the reason she acknowledged her family’s heritage and changed the way she greets all of you is to enable her to marry into the Jadeson family. If you don’t believe me, you can ask her about it!”
Sigrun continued to shriek. Vengeance had driven her into a rampage to drag everyone down with her.
As silence descended upon the room, Jonathan sat frozen as if his head had been hit by a sledgehammer, while his expression mirrored that of a raging inferno.
As someone who lived through the conservative era, titles, reputation, and decency were virtues that he valued highly.
Cognizant of the incendiary atmosphere, the enraged Sasha dashed forward and gave Sigrun—who was laughing hysterically in schadenfreude—a forceful slap.
The crisp sound of the impact reverberated throughout the quiet living room.
Dazed from the strike, Sigrun held her face and gave Sasha a look of disbelief. “You…”
“This slap is to teach you—on behalf of your family—when to quit when you’ve already failed. Didn’t your mom teach you any manners when she raised you?”
Another strike was heard.
The fuming Sasha struck Sigrun another time in front of everyone in the living room.
“This one is to remind you to keep your nose out of the Jadeson family’s business. Even the White House does not interfere in our family affairs, so who do you think you are? Let me tell you, if I hear another word out of your mouth, I’ll make sure you disappear from the face of the earth!”
Straightening her collar, Sasha looked down at Sigrun and unleashed a tirade at her. At that moment, everyone was overwhelmed by the intimidating aura exuded by the lady of the Jadeson household.
The last time she had demonstrated such ruthlessness was when she eradicated the Jadesons of The Ataraxy.
Despite her usual warmth and congeniality, no one was to forget that she wasn’t one to be trifled with. After all, she was the lady of the most powerful family in the nation, who was even feared by the White House.
As for Sigrun, she was at a loss for words after being hit.
Her hands trembled violently as she looked fearfully at Sasha, whose flaring temper struck fear into everyone present.
“M-Mrs. Jadeson, Sigrun doesn’t know any better. I know you’re a magnanimous person, so please, forgive her this once.”
Having regained his senses, Lucius hurried to Sigrun’s side to plead for mercy. In fact, he was just this close to dropping to his knees.
Unfortunately for him, Sasha couldn’t care less about his appeal.
As her fiery gaze swept across the living room, she could see the shock on everyone’s faces as they stared at her. Only Sebastian, who was sitting on the couch with his legs crossed, wasn’t surprised at all by her behavior.
She sneered, “Nonetheless, it doesn’t matter anymore. Since you have bought up the matter, I will answer your question. You’re right. The Jadesons and Limmers are preparing to enter a marriage alliance.”
Jonathan sprang to his feet the instant he heard the revelation.