The branch family masters came to a rather secluded pavilion and sat there after leaving Jack’s living quarters.
One of them then spoke, “Everyone, do you think we can rely on Young Master Jack? It concerns me, seeing as he had just returned to the White family. I think that many people can’t accept him yet, and Lily might work against him. Moreover, he’s yet to settle down. Do you think he can truly help us?”
Another old man smilingly replied, “It matters not to me if he can help us or not. It was already difficult for him to say what he said today, but he even invited us for a meal to boot. I’ve already kept my opinion to myself for a very long time. I feel much more comfortable after I say it out.”
“Haha… Exactly! I feel much at ease too!” Lancelot laughed. He then said, “How about this: Let’s all slowly leave the main family tomorrow morning. You can wait for me at the bottom of Dragon Mountain, which isn’t far from the main family. I’ll go talk to Jack tomorrow and see what he says. After all, he did tell me to see him alone tomorrow morning.”
Chad frowned and asked, “It’s so late. Would he still go and ask his father about it?”
“That, I don’t know, but I’ll still go since he said so. I can’t just not show up!” Lancelot smiled bitterly. “Go back and sleep early. I hope that Jack can prosper continuously. If he can grow up successfully and be the family master, better days truly are ahead of us.”
After the group of branch family members left, Jack came to where Nash lived.
“Greetings, Young Master!” As he arrived at the door, two young men who were guarding the door greeted him loudly, their eyes filled with respect.
“Yes, thank you for your hard work!” Jack nodded before he continued to walk.
Before Jack entered the room, Jack heard that Nash was having a chat with Joan.
He stopped in his tracks and listened intently.
“Jo, I’m sorry for what happened to you both over the years. Sigh! I don’t know how to make it up to you two… Had the butler not told me anything, I wouldn’t have known that you didn’t receive the money I’ve sent for you. I also didn’t know that Jack didn’t get the martial art technique and martial enhancement resources I sent!” Nash, who was lying on the bed, sighed and continued to speak, “I don’t think that it’ll be easy to cure my poison. I’m not afraid of dying, but I’m genuinely afraid that Lily or the others would work against you and Jack after I die.”
Joan smiled bitterly and said, “Jack is a great son, and he’s very outstanding. He didn’t let me down. Although he didn’t receive the things that you gave him, he still became the man he is today. I was really worried about him during the five years that he was on the battlefield, but I knew he’d return safe and sound. As expected, he came back and had grown to be who he is today.”
“Thanks to you. It was you who brought our son up to be such an excellent person.” Nash held Joan’s hand in excitement as he asked, voice laced with ardent affection, “Jo, do you hate me? Do you hate my incompetence years ago?”