“Besides, I’ve mentioned it earlier. Your Dad was already dead when my mom bumped his leg. Yet, that specific scene was not shown in the video. There are only two reasons to explain it. One, the video was edited. Two, the person didn’t capture it on the recording.”
Natalie’s words were like a hammer that slammed into Shane’s heart.
Shane’s clenched fists trembled. That’s right, how could I have overlooked such huge anomalies within the video?
“Additionally, there’s a final subject that I’d like to add. I’m not sure if you’ve thought about it before.” Natalie spoke up again.
Shane pursed his lips and replied. “What is it?”
“It’s about Grandpa. Do you think that he would have forgiven my mom if she really ran over your parents? Why would he take her in as his goddaughter?” Natalie said with reddened eyes.
“I’m sorry…” Shane collapsed onto the couch as all of his energy drained from his body. I’ve never thought about that before.
The moment he watched the video, the urge for revenge overwhelmed his logic. Shane never tried to identify the other clues in the video. It’s all my fault.
His haggard face caused a pang of pity and discomfort in Natalie’s heart.
However, she made no move to show her pity.
After all, he had hurt her deeply in these past few weeks. She could not reach closure due to his hurtful actions.
“I’m telling the truth. You can investigate further if you don’t believe me. According to the anomalies I’ve pointed out, I’m sure that you’ll be able to find the truth. Aside from that, I’ll give you a clue about the killer.” Natalie picked up her bag and slung it over her shoulder.
“What is the clue?” Shane lifted his head and asked.
“Eighteen years ago, my mom told me that David had unearthed the true killer. Yet, he let the person go instead of holding them accountable. He even destroyed all of the security footage regarding the incident and removed all the red cars in his home. There are only a handful of people who can force Grandpa to such great lengths.”
With that, Natalie left the office.
She knew that Shane needed a moment alone.
Likewise, Natalie needed to be alone with her thoughts too.
Not long after Natalie left, Shane slammed his fist against the coffee table. Immediately, the impact left his hand a bloodied mess.
Despite the blood, Shane didn’t seem to feel the pain. Instead, he gritted his teeth and forced a name out of his mouth. “Sam!”
After his father’s death, Sam was David’s only son. Only Sam would earn David’s protection. Why else would Grandpa destroy all the red cars?
Shane knew that Natalie wasn’t bluffing.
The destruction of all the red cars was something that occurred. However, Shane was clueless at the time.
Now, everything seemed to make sense, like puzzle pieces clicking into place.
Sam must have sent his men to kill my parents in order to obtain the inheritance rights to Thompson Group.
Eighteen years ago, Grandpa fell ill and stepped down from Thompson Group. He then asked my dad to take over Thompson Group.
Sam had tried to snatch the inheritance for himself. However, Grandpa refused him each time he tried to claim Thompson Group. Sam must have murdered my parents because the death of my father would leave Sam as Grandpa’s sole heir. With that, Thompson Group would belong to him.
No one had expected that David would live through his sickness and continue to run Thompson Group. Instead of handing over Thompson Group to Same, he gave it to Shane when Shane became an adult.
In this period of time, Sam did not remain idle. However, he was crushed by David each time he tried to resist.
In the past, Shane couldn’t connect the dots. There were several times when Sam could have overthrown David. Yet, Sam backed down each time. Grandpa must have used the death of my parents as a threat to subdue Sam each time he tried to rebel.
“Haha…” Shane covered his eyes with his hand. A dangerous and low chuckle escaped his mouth. I think I know what’s in Grandpa’s will now.
It contains evidence of Sam murdering my parents. That’s why Sam and his family are dying to get their hands on it. This is great. Sam, Grandpa, and Sam’s family… Aren’t they all such wonderful people?
Shane’s laughter grew louder as he began to laugh uncontrollably. Yet, there was the undeniable trace of anguish amidst his laughter.
I always knew that Sam and his family weren’t honest people. Never would I have thought that they were the culprits behind my parent’s death.