Chapter 1215: Sign Of Trust
“Since the Harmon family changed their clan leader, they have become complete vassals of the Grant family. The entire Harmon family’s assets are being slowly devoured. After this engagement, I reckon Tyler will soon show his true colors,” Natasha’s expression gradually turned serious.
The internal strife within the Harmon family had turned brothers into enemies. Formerly close relatives had become adversaries, and the entire family faced a tremendous crisis.
Fortunately, she had prepared in advance, transferring all her assets to Stonia. In this way, she had preserved a spark of hope for the Harmon family.
“Natasha, speaking of the Harmon family, what does your father think?” Dustin asked.
With Hector’s connections and prestige, if he decided to confront Kate, he had a good chance of winning.
“My dad is still trying to salvage the situation, attempting to negotiate with my elder brother and the others, but unfortunately, the results have been minimal,” Natasha shook her head.
Her father was excellent in every way, but he was too sentimental and reluctant to turn against his own family, so he kept conceding ground.
As it stood now, the Harmon family was divided and in disarray.
“Looks like your father still has some reservations. However, in a situation like this, you must be willing to go to great lengths to turn things around,” Dustin reminded her.
While it was important to consider familial relationships, continuously retreating would only worsen the situation.
“I hope my dad comes to his senses soon,” Natasha said, her expression complex.
She could help her father make a comeback, but the problem was that her father currently had no intention of engaging in a struggle.
“Oh, by the way…” At that moment, Natasha seemed to remember something and took out an exquisite pouch from her bag, handing it to Dustin. “Tomorrow is your birthday, and this is a gift from my dad.”
“Please thank your father for me,” Dustin smiled.
“Open it and take a look,” Natasha gestured.
“Now?” Dustin asked.
After receiving confirmation, Dustin slowly opened the pouch and retrieved a well-preserved piece of parchment. When he unfolded it, he saw a mysterious pattern, though it appeared to be incomplete.
“Natasha, what is this?” Dustin asked, puzzled.
“This is the Harmon family’s ancestral treasure map, the very thing that Tyler has been seeking all along. Now, my dad has given it to you,” Natasha said with a faint smile.
“What? An ancestral treasure map?” Dustin was initially taken aback, then quickly shook his head. “No, no, no, this is too valuable. I can’t accept it!”
The Harmon family’s treasure was enough to rival a small kingdom’s wealth and could even change the balance of power in the world. The value of this treasure map was incalculable.
“It’s just an incomplete treasure map, and my dad can’t protect it with his current capabilities. Who knows when Tyler might take it away? Instead of letting such a precious item fall into the hands of someone with ambitious intentions, it’s better to choose a suitable and reliable successor to inherit the treasure map,” Natasha explained with a smile.
“Natasha, this is an ancestral possession of your family. How can I take something so precious from someone else?” Dustin hesitated once more.
“In reality, my dad has thought it over carefully,” Natasha said. “Given his current circumstances, he can’t safeguard this treasure map, and it might be taken by Tyler at any moment. Rather than letting such a valuable item end up in the hands of an ambitious person, it’s better to choose a suitable and dependable successor to inherit the treasure map.”
“This…” Dustin felt torn.
Hector giving him the treasure map was not only a sign of trust but also placed a heavy responsibility on his shoulders.
“Alright, no need to decline. This is my father’s gesture of goodwill. Accept it, and perhaps it will come in handy for you in the future,” Natasha smiled and handed the parchment to Dustin.
“Fine, I’ll hold onto it for your father. Once the Harmon family stabilizes, I’ll return it to him,” Dustin finally nodded.
Hector had entrusted him with a treasure map that was worth more than life itself. It was a significant show of trust and responsibility.
At night, inside the Grant’s mansion.
Tyler sat alone in his study, engrossed in a game of chess.