Of course, Lucas didn’t want to really kill Florence. After all, she was indeed Cheyenne’s mother no matter what. Even though Cheyenne wasn’t aware ofit yet, Lucas wouldn’t do such a thing.
But teaching Florence a lesson and getting her kicked out of the Howards to turn her from an heiress high up in the air to a nobody was just Lucas’s threat.
In Lucas’s opinion, people like Florence simply lacked experience with hardship. Everything went well for her, and her family was rich and powerful, so she ended up with this temperament today.
If Florence wanted to reunite with Cheyenne and get along well with her, Lucas naturally wouldn’t oppose. But if Florence’s agenda for approaching Cheyenne was only to make use of her to achieve her ambitions, Lucas definitely wouldn’t let her off.
“How… How dare you threaten me? Do you know that the Howards definitely won’t let you off if you dare to lay a finger on me?!” Florence shouted in anger and shock.
Andy, Florence’s bodyguard in sunglasses, immediately stood beside Florence, looking as if he was facing an enemy. He clenched his fists, but his face was pale and covered in sweat.
Andy knew full well that he was no match for Lucas. If Lucas really wanted to keep them both in California, he wouldn’t even have the ability to struggle and resist!
Lucas sneered at the two of them. “As you’ve said, the Howards are in DC, but we’re in California now, so I call the shots! “If you’re still in California before the sun rises tomorrow morning, don’t blame me for being rude to you!”
Then Lucas took out his phone and made a call. “Listen up. If Florence Howard is still in California before seven o’clock tomorrow morning, make her disappear from California forever!”
After ending the call, he glanced at Florence, who had anger, shock, and horror written all over her face, and said calmly, “That’s all I have to say. If you want to know whether I dare to do it or not, you can try.” With that, Lucas stopped paying attention to Florence and left straight away. “He… That bastard! How dare he threaten me! I… This is going to be the death of me! How infuriating!”
Florence didn’t return to her senses until after she saw Lucas walking away. She was so furious that she was trembling. She even broke two of her nails, which she had just gotten done at a manicure session.
She was simply exasperated. How dare Lucas Gray speak to me like that? He blatantly threatened me!
“Madam, I think we should leave now!” Andy suddenly persuaded.
“No, I’m not leaving! If I leave like this, doesn’t it mean that I’m afraid of him? I’m not leaving! I’m a Howard, and he’s my son-in-law. I want to see what he can do to me!” Florence refused angrily.
“…” Andy looked at Florence speechlessly. But after thinking about it, he merely said, “Madam, why do you think he doesn’t dare to make a move? Previously, Lucas Gray harmed Vince Smith, making him return to DC in shame. And he also killed Julian York of the Peerless Martial Association’s headquarters. He’s not scared of the Howards at all! “As for your status as his mother-in-law… Given his actions just now, do you think he really cares about that? To put it bluntly, you haven’t reunited with Miss Cheyenne Carter yet, so even if Lucas Gray does anything to you, she won’t know. He doesn’t have to worry about it at all!”
Hearing this, Florence immediately froze in place, as if she had been drenched by cold water.
Indeed, based on Lucas’s words and actions, he didn’t care about the Howards’ power, nor did he care about her being his mother-in-law. In that case, why wouldn’t he dare to harm her?
If he wanted to kill her, there was no way she could resist.
Besides, just as Lucas said, even if she died in California, her family wouldn’t be able to get any evidence, and she would die for nothing!
The scene of Lucas killing Julian easily back in the ring of the San Francisco International Expo Center suddenly surfaced in Florence’s mind, making her so scared that she shivered.
Lucas was indeed a terrifying young man…
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to take control of Oregon and California and hold so much power at such a young age. “But if I leave California like this, my mission will be a complete failure! Those people in the family will definitely mock me, and I’ll never get what I want!” Florence was really indignant, and she didn’t want to leave just like this.
“Madam, if you leave right now, you won’t be able to complete your mission, but there’s still a long road ahead. You might be able to come up with a better plan in the future. But if you refuse to leave, you might really die, and there won’t be another chance for you again!” Andy persuaded earnestly.
In fact, he was extremely speechless now.
Andy had suggested more than once that Lucas was very likely the Master of California and even persuaded Florence to check up on him more. But she stubbornly refused every single time.
If she hadn’t put on that high and mighty look when she first met Lucas and made him divorce Cheyenne, or if she had taken his suggestion to heart and sent someone to investigate Lucas, their relationship probably wouldn’t have become so strained, and things wouldn’t have come to this.
But there is no point in saying these things now.
“No, I still have one more thing to do before I leave!” Florence suddenly said as she bit her lower lip with a firm gaze in her eyes.
Meanwhile, Lucas had already driven to the Brilliance Corporation to pick Cheyenne up from work.
He hadn’t been able to decide if he should tell Cheyenne about Florence.
Cheyenne’s life had been hard, and she was an emotional person, so she had chosen to put up with Karen despite being bullied by her repeatedly in the past. She had even let her off again and again only because Karen was her mother.
But even though Cheyenne was already a good daughter, Karen nevertheless viciously hurt her by revealing to her that she was not Cheyenne’s biological mother.
Now that Cheyenne had just come out of the shock that Karen had given her, how could Cheyenne possibly accept the fact that her mother was such a terrible person? If Karen had ill-treated Cheyenne because she wasn’t her mother, Cheyenne might not feel as pained.
But if her mother schemed against her, she would definitely be miserable.
Moreover, the last thing Lucas wanted to see was his beloved woman in misery.
Thus, Lucas had been hesitating about telling Cheyenne the truth.