Caspian returned to the hospital later on and gently knocked on the door. Larry gave him a nod and adjusted Joan’s blanket before quietly leaving the ward.
“What did you manage to find out?” Larry asked as the two of them sat down on the benches in the corridor.
“Everything. The name of the man leading the operation is Yuri Jovovich. You can think of him as a captain or something. He almost got killed while carrying out a mission in Marsingfill, and Carl was the one who saved him, so he owes Carl a favor, and the attempted abduction of your son earlier was his way of repaying that favor,” Caspian explained.
“All that just to repay a favor? I doubt the people of J Nation are that grateful. There’s no way Yuri would’ve agreed to do this for free,” Larry said in a stern voice.
Caspian was impressed with his sound analysis. “You’re right. Carl promised him a reward of five million if he could get the job done successfully, which would allow him to live the high life back in J Nation.”
That explains everything, then. Even I would be powerless against him if he were in J Nation, and Yuri knows it. That’s why he was willing to take such a huge risk!
“Boss, there’s something I’d like to ask you…” Caspian said with a confused look on his face.
“You’re curious as to how I knew Carl was behind all this?”
Larry knew Caspian all too well.
“Yeah, how did you know? We didn’t receive any information on that beforehand!”
“It was just a guess, actually. Carl and Gabriella are the ones responsible for most of the problems we’ve had lately. Gabriella no longer has the resources to do us any harm, but Carl does. He must have a burning hatred for us after we broke his legs, and Gabriella divorcing him would only fuel that hatred even further. Therefore, it’s most likely that he would be hell-bent on getting his revenge on us,” Larry replied calmly.
“That’s it?” Caspian asked in disbelief.
“Yup! I didn’t have a better idea at the time, so I figured I might as well give it a shot. If I get it right, Yuri is sure to freak out, and that will give us a perfect opportunity to strike.”
“How did you know that Yuri belongs to the Jovovich gang from J Nation?” Caspian asked curiously.
“That part was easy. Did you not see the tattoo on his arm? That’s the insignia of the Jovovich gang. This is why I keep telling you to be more observant and rational in your approach, but you never listen.” Larry waved at him as he said that.
Caspian felt dejected as he thought Larry had arrived at that deduction through some ingenious method, only to find out that all he did was look at Yuri’s arm.
“I’ve taken great ‘care’ of those two as per your instructions, Boss. They’re in so much pain and suffering that death would actually be considered merciful for them. When shall we hand them over to the police?”
Caspian had a gleeful smile on his face when he said that, which showed just how much he hated them as well.
“We’ll drop them off at the police station tomorrow. Make sure they’re barely breathing by then. The Chanaean justice system will take care of the rest.”
Although Larry was tempted to have them both killed, he was able to suppress that urge in the end.
“Okay, I’ll bring them over tomorrow, then… Oh, what about Carl? What should we do about him? We can’t keep him alive, can we?”
Caspian wanted nothing more than to kill Carl as brutally as possible.
Larry had assumed he wouldn’t dare try anything after he had become disabled, but Carl proved him wrong by attempting to harm his son. Naturally, that didn’t sit very well with Larry.
“This man no longer has a reason to exist. Get rid of him for good whenever you see fit.”