Chapter 1271 Plans For The Future
In this moment, everyone from the Harmon family was stunned.
Old Harmon’s words hit like thunderbolts, striking at the hearts of those present.
None of them had expected that this dignified and regal elderly man before them was none other than the highly esteemed Duke of Dragonmarsh!
In the hierarchy of titles in Dragonmarsh – Duke, Marquis, Earl, Viscount, and Baron – the Duke held the highest position, being the foremost noble and an extraordinary figure.
His status was so high that he even ranked above the top officials in Dragonmarsh.
He was a true heavyweight in the pinnacle of power!
The Grant family had become the top three in Balermo solely by virtue of a Viscount’s title. If it were a Duke’s title, it would be beyond imagination.
So, the question arose: How could such an influential figure as the Duke of Dragonmarsh personally visit the Harmon family?
Who could have invited such a paramount presence?
“Why are you all standing there dumbstruck? Hurry up and pay your respects to the Duke Duncan!” Old Harmon shouted, sweat breaking out on his body.
The elderly man before them was none other than Natasha’s grandfather, the renowned Duke of Dragonmarsh, Duncan!
“Pay… pay our respects to the Duke Duncan!” The Harmon family members, as if awakening from a dream, hurriedly knelt down and bowed in respect.
Each of them was filled with genuine trepidation and nervousness.
They knew that someone of the Duke’s stature, with a mere gesture, could bring ruin to the entire Harmon family.
“Duke Duncan, your esteemed presence graces us, and we beg your forgiveness for any shortcomings in our welcome,” Old Harmon bowed and lowered his head.
“Hmph! If it weren’t for my granddaughter, would I even come to this wretched place of yours?” Duncan replied with a cold expression, showing no appreciation.
From the very beginning, he had opposed his daughter’s marriage into the Harmon family.
Harmon family was small and insignificant, hardly worthy of the Duke’s daughter.
However, his daughter insisted on her love, and she chose to elope with Hector, her lover, much to his dismay. This led to him severing all ties with them.
It was only when his granddaughter was born that relations between the two sides began to mend.
As for Hector, the nominal son-in-law, he had never gained Duncan’s approval.
“Grandfather, why have you come?” Natasha couldn’t help but be surprised at Duncan’s sudden visit.
Ever since she could remember, her grandfather and her father had always been at odds, and he had never set foot in the Harmon family’s home.
“Grandfather?” Hearing this, everyone was shocked and bewildered.
What was going on?
Natasha was actually the Duke’s granddaughter?
After spending so much time together, how did they not know anything about this?
“I heard about the troubles in the Harmon family, so I came to check on you. How are you, dear? Are you hurt?” Duncan’s gaze softened, and he adopted a kind and gentle demeanor, a complete contrast to his previous cold and domineering attitude.
“I’m fine, but my father…” Natasha hesitated, her spirits dampened.
“I’ve heard about your father’s situation. The murderer has been captured and punished. May you find solace in your grief,” Duncan sighed lightly.
Although he had always looked down on Hector, he couldn’t ignore the fact that he was his son-in-law. With Hector’s sudden death, as his father-in-law, he had no choice but to step in.
“Dear, what are your plans for the future?” Duncan changed the topic.
“I don’t know,” Natasha shook her head.
She was currently feeling overwhelmed and lost.
“Well, since you don’t know, how about coming back with me?” Duncan gently suggested, “A place like this is completely unworthy of you. Stonia is where you truly belong.”