Judging from how the Kingstons came in a group, they were clearly dogged to achieve their objectives at all costs.
If the proposal was turned down, Krystal’s and the Heaths’ reputation would be ruined.
On the other side of the coin, accepting the proposal would mean a tiring future ahead of Krystal.
She failed to win the heart of her loved one, and the person she didn’t love did everything in his power to marry her.
It was an ill fate.
“Mr. Kingston Senior, I’m aware of your sincerity. Similar to my wife, I have nothing to complain about Yale, but Krystal is my precious daughter. When it comes to marriage, the opinion of the people involved matters more to us.
“That’s how it works within my family. Now that things have turned out this way, I suggest putting the proposal aside first. Why don’t we give both of them some time to spend together?”
The smile on Tatiana’s face beamed wider.
Yale thought, “This sly fox.”
Still, he remained respectful on the outside. “Do you mean…”
“They can get to know each other as a couple for three months. If a deeper relationship is developed, it won’t be too late to hold a
marriage when the time comes.”
Mason looked at Sherman. “Mr. Kingston Senior, I think this is the best for both of them. What do you think?”
“Since you’ve put it that way, we agree to it too. You’d better treat your future wife well, you brat,” Sherman reminded Yale.
Yale nodded. “I will, Grandpa. Guys, please be rest assured. I, Yale Kingston, swear by my name that I will treat Krystal well from now onward. If I happen to go against my word, I’ll be punished severely.”
Krystal rolled her eyes, unable to believe that someone was actually taking it the traditional way in this era.
Mason let out a wry cough, reminding her not to ruin it. “Krystal, try to get along with Yale from now on. I know that you like someone else, but he hasn’t reciprocated your feelings for so long. You should consider other options.
“Yale is a good man. I won’t force you to get married today, but you have to promise me that you’ll get over that person and try to accept others. Give others a chance, as well as yourself.”
“Got it, Dad.”
Mason’s action as of now was flawless and reasonable.
He wasn’t a simple man to deal with
Who knew what would happen three months from now?
After all, he held certain power, so the Kingstons didn’t have the nerve to cross the line by threatening him.
Mason’s history of climbing up the ladder of power was a legend. He had never been an easy opponent.
Thus, Yale had to accept the situation regardless of his reluctance.
Within three months, all he had to do was to impregnate Krystal.
Then, the child could be used as leverage to make the marriage happen.
Meanwhile, Krystal was thinking, “It’s just three months. When the time comes, I’ll say that I don’t like him and get out of this.”
The living room was filled to the brim with people bearing different thoughts in mind.
Mason smiled. “No objections? I guess this is it. Mr. Kingston Senior, it’s been years since I last met you. Let’s play a few rounds of chess. Ladies and gentlemen, please stay and have a meal together. We might be a family in the future. It won’t hurt to get to know each other in advance.”
Yale was impressed by Mason’s composure. The latter solved the problem, which Yale had schemed for a long time.
Mason resolved it so readily, and the Kingstons couldn’t find a fault with him.
Mason stood up and patted his shoulder. “Krystal’s my only daughter. You’d better treat her well.”
“Don’t worry, Mr. Heath. I like her too much to hurt her.” Yale held
Krystal’s hand gently. “Krystal, I’ll make you accept my feelings one day.”
A shudder of revolt made her skin crawl.