Chapter 1508 Eloped
Looking at Ryker’s expression, Jared took a few puffs of smoke before turning to leave.
As he reached the entrance, Ryker suddenly said, “Jared, I’d advise you to release me soon if you know what’s best for you. If I can’t go back quickly enough, your mother might starve to death because no one’s there to tend to her in the dungeon. It’s not my problem if she dies.”
Jared stopped dead in his tracks, trembling slightly. He turned back abruptly and slapped Ryker’s face hard.
“Why? Why are you doing this? She’s your younger sister! Why are you treating her like that? Are you even human? You animal! No, you’re worse than an animal!”
Jared went crazy, his eyes bloodshot, and he slapped Ryker’s face again and again.
In no time, Ryker’s face swelled up, and he spat out a mouthful of blood. Yet, he was still smiling condescendingly.
“You listen to me now, Jared. You’re a bastard, through and through. Your mother almost destroyed the Deragon family that year. She eloped with someone right before her wedding and even got herself pregnant with a bastard like you. Do you know how much our family has suffered because of her? We were laughed at for decades! If it wasn’t for me, your mother would be long dead, turned into a pile of bones!”
“You’re lying! How could someone like you save my mother? You’re spouting bullshit!”
Jared threw a forceful punch at Ryker’s face, shutting him up effectively. He stopped venting his frustrations at him after that.
Dazedly, Jared stood up and walked out of the room.
He wanted to look for Rayleigh and asked him what had happened to his mother.
When Rayleigh saw Jared’s disconcerted expression, he couldn’t help but feel worried. “What’s wrong, Jared?”
“Mr. Deragon, what exactly happened to my mother? Who’s my father? Did my mother really elope with someone at her wedding?” Jared asked, looking at Rayleigh.
I want to know the truth! I want to know everything about my past!
After staring at Jared for a long moment, Rayleigh sighed and said, “Yes, it’s true. Your mother ran away with someone before her wedding. However, your mother did not marry of her own will. She was forced! That year, Old Mr. Deragon had no choice but to do that. If he didn’t agree to it, the Deragons would be doomed.”
“How could that be?” Jared was in disbelief. “Weren’t the Deragon family among the top families in the martial arts world of Jadeborough? Who could possibly threaten them?”
Rayleigh sighed again. “In Chanaea alone, there are thousands of sects and prestigious families, not to mention the world. Among these are sects with histories spanning up to a few thousand years. These sects had their ways of surviving, gradually familiarizing themselves with the new world. They normally seclude themselves so that they can survive up to this day. You won’t know those sects and families have thousand-year histories if you don’t investigate deeper.
“Violet Cloud Palace is one of those sects with a history of a few thousand years. That year, they asked for a maiden from the Deragon family for a hand in marriage. Old Mr. Deragon had no choice but to agree to their demands. But your mother ran away from the wedding, which made Violet Cloud Palace furious. They declared they would hunt her down and kill her. At the news, Old Mr. Deragon fell seriously ill. Then Ryker took the opportunity to poison Old Mr. Deragon to death and locked your mother up. He didn’t hand your mother over to Violet Cloud Palace but instead gave a lot of resources to the sect. Only then was the incident resolved.”
Jared knitted his brows. It seems that Ryker was telling the truth. If he didn’t lock my mother up, the people from Violet Cloud Palace would have undoubtedly taken my mother away.
“Mr. Deragon, I’ll leave for Jadeborough now. But before I do that, I need you to inform The Villainous Four to bring Ryker to Jadeborough tomorrow for the exchange…” Jared requested.
“Weren’t we supposed to do the exchange three days later? Why are we going there tomorrow?”
Rayleigh was surprised.