Chapter 1251 The Mastermind Hunt
Up in arms, Thaddeus stumbled back, almost toppling over, the handprint on his face clearly visible.
However, in this moment, he dared not harbor any resentment. He quickly turned towards Trent and his crew, shouting, “It’s your fault for causing this mess! What are you standing there for? Release the hostages!”
His words naturally distanced himself from the situation.
Trent and the Harmons exchanged bewildered glances, unsure of what to do. Although they knew Natasha was kidnapped, they had no idea where she was being held.
Forced to a corner, they turned to Kate, desperately pleading for information. “In… in the secret chamber… they’re in the secret chamber,” she stammered, her neck tucked down as she finally confessed.
“Quick! Let’s rescue them from the secret chamber!” Byron shouted, leading a group of high-ranking officials straight towards the Grant family’s secret room.
This was an excellent opportunity to redeem themselves, and they had to make the most of it.
“You’d better pray that Natasha is unharmed. Otherwise, I’ll make you pay a heavy price,” Dustin said calmly, his cold gaze sweeping over the faces of the Grant and Harmon families.
Frightened and trembling, the group of people felt like their souls had left their bodies.
After a while, Natasha and Ruth were finally rescued. Fortunately, they were unharmed, only remaining unconscious.
Dustin approached Natasha, carefully examining her condition, and once he confirmed she was fine, he breathed a sigh of relief.
He had been biding his time, enduring, all for the safety of Natasha. Now that she was safe, it was time to settle the score.
“Tell me, how do you plan to resolve today’s events?” Dustin asked coldly.
“Didn’t we already release Natasha? What more do you want from us?” Tyler furrowed his brow, his face showing some discomfort.
Until now, he couldn’t accept that a nobody from the past had suddenly risen to a position where they could order him around.
“Kidnap is kidnap, release is release. Do you think that just because you released her, everything will be fine? According to your logic, if I stab you and then pull the knife out, it wouldn’t count as a stabbing, because I pulled it?” Dustin retorted.
“So, what do you want?” Tyler’s complexion grew unpleasant.
“It’s simple, hand over the mastermind. Whoever orchestrated this kidnapping will have to pay the price,” Dustin said, narrowing his eyes slightly.
“Crown Prince! It has nothing to do with us; it was all the Harmon family’s doing. They’re the ones who kidnapped her!” Thaddeus hurriedly began to explain.
“That’s right! It’s all a plot by the Harmon family; they planned everything!” The relatives of the Grant family chimed in, eager to redirect the blame.
Desperate to save themselves, they had to shift all responsibility onto the Harmon family and make sure they were in the clear.
“Was it you guys?” Dustin turned his gaze towards the Harmon family members.
“Well… we…,” Trent and the others exchanged glances, hesitant and uncertain about how to explain themselves.
Though they wanted to deflect blame, they couldn’t immediately find a scapegoat, especially with the Grant family’s watchful eyes on them. It seemed like they had no choice but to accept their fate.
“It seems it really is related to all of you,” Dustin’s gaze grew increasingly piercing. “As fellow kin, blood relatives, how could you all stoop to such a level? Have you no conscience left?”
If it had been the Grant family behind the kidnapping, he might not have been so furious, as the two families had a longstanding enmity.