The Formidable Son-In-Law: The Charismatic Lucas Gray - Chapter 457
Everyone was extremely shocked by Nikki's accusation.
Although they had somewhat guessed that Tristan's death might be related to Lucas as early as when Damon brought his people over to confront him, the impact was still different now that someone had directly testified against him.
Everyone looked at Lucas, who was sitting in the corner.
How dare Lucas kill a direct descendant of the Parkers? He's really brazen!
Everyone's eyes were full of wariness and disgust, as if Lucas was a maniacal murderer.
Anger was written all over Cheyenne's face as she yelled at Nikki furiously, "Nikki Heron! Don't spout nonsense and make false accusations!"
She looked at Nikki, her cousin, and was utterly disappointed in her.
Last night, Nikki had targeted her several times and even tried to harm her. But when Matthew threw Nikki to those two bodyguards, Cheyenne had begged Lucas to help Nikki. Despite the grudges between them, the two of them had decided to save Nikki at the risk of offending Matthew again..
Yet Nikki not only didn't thank them, but she even came forward to accuse Lucas of murder. It was simply an ungrateful act of harming her savior!
Besides, Cheyenne believed that Lucas definitely hadn't killed Tristan, and she knew that Nikki must have lied about having witnessed Lucas committing murder!
Lucas glanced at Nikki indifferently.
As soon as Nikki met Lucas's indifferent gaze, she immediately lowered her head, not daring to look him in the eye again. Although she hated Lucas, she was also afraid of him for some reason, especially after seeing Lucas break Tyron's arm expressionlessly last night.
Damon also noticed that Nikki was slightly fearful of Lucas, but this was just what he wanted.
He just needed someone to stand up against Lucas and identify him as the murderer. He didn't really care if Nikki was telling the truth or not.
"Girl, what is your name?" Damon suddenly asked Nikki kindly.
Nikki was flattered, and a hint of joy appeared on her face as she hurriedly said, "Mr. Parker, my name is Nikki Heron! My grandfather is Robert Heron, the chairman of the Heron Corp. Do you have an impression of him?"
She cleverly only mentioned her grandfather without saying a word about her father, who was standing right here, because Justin had accidentally incurred the wrath of the furious Damon when he came in, which cost him a hard slap on his face. Now, his face was still red and swollen, and it really wasn't appropriate to bring him up now.
Damon, of course, couldn't remember the name of an old man of a second-tier family, but Heron Corp. was considered a good enterprise in LA, so he vaguely remembered having heard of it.
He smiled. "Okay, you don't have to worry. You have given me important information, and I will not mistreat you. From today onward, Heron Corp. will be a business partner of the Parkers. After today's matter is over, I will arrange for someone to go to the Herons to discuss the cooperation matters."
Nikki was immediately over the moon and thanked him repeatedly. "Thank you, Mr. Parker! The Herons won't let you down!"
She had just boldly come forward to accuse Lucas in order to do the Parkers a favor and suck up to them in hopes that they could help the Herons.
Now, she had achieved her purpose!
She had been hanging out with the scions of major notable families of LA for a while now just to find an opportunity to hook up with one of them.
For example, she had tried to get closer to Kenneth and had even gone out of her way to give her cousin Cheyenne to him as a bargaining chip just to gain his support for the Herons.
But now that Damon had given her his promise, her plan would proceed more smoothly!
Justin stood at the side, and after hearing Damon's assurance, euphoria appeared on his face.
To be able to cooperate with the esteemed Parkers was simply a great blessing for the Herons!
Soon, the Herons would be able to rise with their help and become a first-tier family in LA!
Justin was so exhilarated that he couldn't wait to praise his precious daughter!
Before today, he still somewhat disliked his only daughter, Nikki, because she wasn't a boy and thus couldn't inherit the family business. Moreover, she wasn't pretty enough to be married to a big family, nor could she bring him more benefits.
But his daughter had now managed to get Damon to offer them a chance to cooperate just with a single sentence. He felt that she was really capable!
The others were looking at Nikki with envy. With just one sentence of hers, she was given such a great benefit by Damon, who didn't ask any further details nor verify the authenticity of her words.
If they had known, they would have rushed to step forward to accuse Lucas of being the murderer before Nikki did!
Ugh, what a failure!
Sitting next to Damon, Matthew acted like he was watching a show.
Of course, he had long been able to tell that Nikki wasn't simple-minded, and he knew that she was probably just doing this on purpose to please the Parkers.
But he wouldn't expose anything. After all, identifying Lucas as the murderer was not in conflict with his desire to kill Lucas and avenge his son, Tyron.
"Hah, Flynn Davis, now that the evidence is conclusive, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get out of the way and hand over Lucas Gray to me," Damon said aggressively.
When Flynn saw that the two big shots had calmly reached a unanimous goal and that there were a few more people who wanted Lucas dead, his face was extremely sullen.
Since he had just said that he would protect Lucas and prevent anyone from harming him, he naturally wouldn't sit around and wait.
He pulled out his phone and made a call. "I want all of the Parkers' businesses to go bust in half an hour!"
Damon flew into a rage and roared, "Flynn Davis! Didn't you hear what I just said? Now that things have come to this point, and it's an established fact that Lucas Gray killed my grandson Tristan, are you still going to go against the Parkers and the Bensons?"
Flynn didn't waver at all. "I just said that as long as I am here, no one is allowed to harm Mr. Gray!"
He turned his head and glanced at Nikki with contempt. He then continued, "What facts? Is this woman's one-sided claim considered evidence? Mr. Parker, you have lived for so many years, so you should have a clear idea of the difference between testimony and slander, right?
"Everyone can tell that you are displeased with Mr. Gray, so you made an issue of a baseless remark and tried to make Mr. Gray a murderer! If I said that I saw your grandson getting killed by a Benson, would you also confront the Bensons and hold them accountable?!"
"You!" Damon was so enraged that his face was beet red and his beard shook.
Flynn was almost insinuating that he was bullying the weak and deliberately framing Lucas.