Chapter 285 I Still Do Not Feel At Ease
Where did the Sable family get the confidence to take revenge on Finnegan?
Obviously, it came from their status and family background, as well as their network of connections.
Without these, they wouldn’t dare or even be qualified to make enemies of Finnegan.
With that thought in mind, Reginald’s eyes twitched. “Could it be?”
Knowing that Reginald had already guessed it, Hailey replied, “That’s right. The confidence you have in seeking revenge against Mr. Larkin comes from your family’s status and background, as well as your network of connections. On top of that, there’s also the foundation of the Sable family-Regi Group!”
Without Regi Group, the Sable family would lose their confidence, not to mention their desire for on Finnegan.
Mike had a sudden realization and couldn’t help but exclaim, “He wants Regi Group?”
Hailey sneered, “Apart from Regi Group, what kind of bargaining chip do you think you have that can save the lives of the thirty-six members of your family and also convince Mr. Larkin that you no longer have the power to retaliate?”
Even if Finnegan didn’t explicitly say it last night, Hailey knew what the former wanted.
He intended to dismantle the Sable family from the ground up, rendering them powerless and incapable of posing any threat to him.
That required the Sable family to lose their biggest asset-Regi Group.
The veins on Mike’s forehead throbbed.
Forgetting the pain, he could only feel anger. “Impossible, absolutely impossible!”
The market value of Regi Group exceeded five hundred billion. As the largest shareholder, the Sable family held thirty-seven percent of the shares worth two hundred billion.
That laid the foundation for the Sable family to become one of the ten prominent families of Jadeborough.
If Regi Group was given to Finnegan, the Sable family would inevitably fall from grace and become an ordinary family.
It was a fate that was unacceptable to them.
Hailey sneered, “Can’t bear to part with it? Then prepare to die. When the time comes and you’re all gone, won’t the Regi Group just end up in someone else’s hands?”
Upon hearing this, the already pale Mike froze.
Yes, indeed! If everyone in the Sable family were to die, wouldn’t Regi Group end up belonging to someone else?
Seeing that Mike had already thought it through, Hailey said, “I urge you all to consider this carefully. The
most important thing is to be alive. What use is all the money in the world if you’re not around to enjoy it?”
Once she finished, Hailey had someone help Mike to his feet, chair and all, before preparing to leave.
It seemed as if Reginald had come to some kind of décision as he called out to her in a low voice.
Hailey asked, “Have you made your decision?”
Taking a deep breath, Reginald asked, “Did Finnegan give you a hint? Is that why you’re telling us this?”
“Mr. Larkin has never given me any hints, this is purely my own speculation. Besides, apart from using Regi Group’s shares as a lifeline, what other methods can you reassure Mr. Larkin of your intentions?”
Reginald was about to respond when Hailey preempted him, “So, you should seriously consider giving up your wealth to save yourself. After all, money is less important than your life!”
With that, Hailey didn’t say more. She strode out of the living hall, leaving only a few elite guards from the Wahlstrom family behind.
Mike coughed up a mouthful of blood and asked, “Dad? Is it true what Hailey just said? Does Finnegan want the Sable family’s shares in Regi Group?”
Reginald remained silent, his expression gloomy.
Thinking that his father didn’t hear him, Mike called out, “Dad, say something!”
Reginald opened his mouth and sighed. “Although this is just Hailey’s conjecture, her analysis makes a lot of sense. We have no other choice in the Sable family but to use the shares of Regi Group as a bargaining chip!”
Mike protested, “But isn’t this daylight robbery?”
Reginald gave a bitter smile. “Who in this world hasn’t gained their power through plundering? Even the Sable family’s initial development was achieved by taking over small companies and businesses, wasn’t it? However, I still need to think about it, to see if a compromise can be made.”
Soon, it was past three in the afternoon.
Finnegan was just about to head to Firebird Group when he received a call from Hailey. This happened as he was planning to visit the Zimmerman residence with Bernice in the evening.
After waiting for a whole day, Finnegan laughed and said, “It seems that Reginald has made a decision, hasn’t he? So, what kind of bargaining chip did they offer to save their lives, something that could spare their lives and also put me at ease?”
With a respectful tone, Hailey replied, “Reginald said that as long as you can spare the thirty-six members of the Sable family, he is willing to offer seventeen percent of the shares in Regi Group in return. He also mentioned that this would make the Sable family and you share the same interests, that’s how they can reassure you that they will not seek revenge on you!”
Narrowing his eyes, Finnegan asked, “Did you say something to the father and son?”
At this moment, Hailey was in the garden of the Sable residence, making a call to Finnegan.
Stunned by Finnegan’s tone, she felt her body freeze. “Mr. Larkin, I indeed made some suggestions, but I assure you, I have no ulterior motive.”
She quickly relayed everything she had discussed with Reginald and Mike, as well as her own conjectures without leaving anything out.
After hearing this, Finnegan sneered, “Hailey, you truly are an incredibly clever woman. It’s a pity that Liam didn’t fully appreciate your talents. But…”
Pausing for a moment, Finnegan’s tone turned slightly colder. “I really don’t appreciate others speculating on my thoughts, especially on matters like this.”
As the words were spoken by Hailey, others would certainly not think that it was speculation on Hailey’s part, but something he had Hailey suggest to the Sable family.
It would consequently look like he had been plotting to seize the Sable family’s assets from the very beginning!
Hailey became anxious. “Mr. Larkin, the Sable family simply have no other choice… besides offering shares in Regi Group…”
Finnegan knew what Hailey was about to say and interrupted her blatantly, “What I want to think about is my business, not something you can dictate. Do you think Reginald can’t figure it out on his own? Does he really need you to tell him?”
At that moment, Hailey finally understood the situation.
Finnegan indeed wished for the Sable family to give up their wealth to save themselves, but what he had hoped for was for the Sable family to suggest it themselves.
Only by doing so could he silence any critics or rumors.
Having realized this, Hailey felt uneasy about her unilateral actions. “Mr. Larkin, I’m sorry. I just did it because I didn’t want to waste your time.”
“Alright.” Finnegan certainly understood Hailey’s desire to prove herself. “Make sure it won’t happen again. Otherwise, all the promises I’ve made to you will no longer stand!”
“Understood! But how should I respond to Reginald now?”
With a snigger, Finnegan said, “By offering seventeen percent, the Sable family still retains twenty percent, worth tens of billions. There’s no way I can feel at ease!
He implied that the Sable family still had the capability and confidence to retaliate against him.
Hailey understood instantly, but this time she didn’t dare to act on her own accord. “So, what are you looking for?”
“Tell Reginald that I don’t feel reassured. As for the rest you don’t need to say more! Also…”
At this point, a murderous intent flashed in Finnegan’s eyes. “Take out three of the Sable family’s collateral descendants to alarm Reginald. I want him to know I’m running out of patience!”
Hailey replied, “Understood.”
Upon ending the call, Finnegan slipped his phone back into his pocket.
“Reginald, I hope you can see things more clearly, so both I and the Wright family can rest easy. Otherwise, there’s no reason for the Sable family to exist!”