Two drops of bitter tears trickled down Jaxon’s cheeks, and his face was a mask of utter despair. He then sneered, seemingly in self-derision, mocking his own incompetency.
I had such a glorious life, but why didn’t I appreciate it? I had such an amazing wife and daughter, so why didn’t I cherish them? And I had such wonderful freedom, yet why didn’t I value it? Why… just why?
All of a sudden, he was enlightened and understood the things he failed to cherish in life before this predicament. However, it’s all too late! I don’t have a chance to turn over a new leaf anymore, and I’m about to lose everything I have!
At that precise moment, his cell phone rang with a call from Fabian. Jaxon languidly answered the call, for he was now completely disheartened and had no hope left.
“I’m aware of the turn of events, Mr. Norton. I really thank you for having lent me a hand. Although we failed this time, I know you were truly sincere in helping me…”
Before he could finish speaking, Fabian cut him off, saying, “Who told you we have failed?”
Upon hearing that, a glimmer of hope flickered across his eyes, but it was gone in the next instance. “You don’t have to lie to me, Mr. Norton, for I already know everything. I’d like to say that I’m really honored to have had a friend like you…”
Fabian was rendered speechless for a moment. What’s he going on about? Why does he sound as though he’s bidding me farewell? Nonetheless, he then declared, “I’ve already had her blocked in on Falcon Bridge heading to Denville Airport. Hurry up and send some men over, or I really won’t be able to control the situation.”
“Huh? What did you just say?” Jaxon’s eyes went wide when he heard that, and it was as though he had been revived from the dead. “Are you serious? You’re not lying to me, are you?” he asked in disbelief.
“Decide for yourself whether you want to come over!”
Fabian then hung up the phone in aggravation. Is he crazy to ask me that question in such a critical situation? I’ve only sent a dozen or so men to rush over and barricade the road with four cars stopped horizontally. Meanwhile, the road is filled with people rushing to the airport, so the situation will be chaotic beyond words!
“Oh my God! I love you to bits, Mr. Norton!” Jaxon hollered excitedly.
Then, he immediately contacted a nearby police station and had them dispatch some officers over to help Fabian.
“What are you guys doing? My flight is at ten o’clock, and the plane is going to take off soon. What am I going to do if I miss my flight because of this delay?”
“Exactly! What are you guys doing? I’m going to lodge a police report if you don’t get out of my way!”
“In my opinion, there’s no need to talk to them. Let’s just charge them and push the cars into the sea!”
And so it continued, condemnations flying as everyone chimed in.
The situation on Falcon Bridge was a chaotic mess. At the front of the crowd were four Lincolns stretched out horizontally in two rows, blocking everyone’s path.
If it weren’t for the fact that the cars were rather luxurious, someone would’ve rammed right into them ages ago. Despite that, the majority of them were getting restless and wanted to charge forward.
“Why are the lot of you scared? We’ll just all charge forward and push the cars into the sea. Then, we can board our flights. The law is on our side. They’re disrupting public order, so even if the police arrive, they’ll definitely arrest them!” someone with a hot temper proclaimed.
When the crowd heard that, they all nodded in agreement. These guys are indeed in the wrong, so while we’ll be going a bit overboard by doing that, it’ll still be far better than what they’re doing, the crowd reckoned in a bit to convince themselves. Then, they rolled up their sleeves and stalked forward.
Upon seeing that the advancing crowd seemed intent on taking him down, Fabian’s trusted aide frowned. Although he had no idea why Fabian wanted him to do this, he knew that it was a decree that must be obeyed. No matter what, I must block off the crowd!
As he deliberated his choices, his hand slowly slipped into the inner pocket of his jacket in the face of the approaching crowd. Whipping out a gun, he fired a shot at the sky.
Following that shot, everyone was instantly stunned. In the next instance, the situation turned chaotic as those who were at the front hastily scrambled back on their hands and knees without any regard for their image.