Never Late, Never Away Chapter 2462
Although biological brothers had their difference as well, it was only natural for them to help each other out during critical times. Thus, Larry truly couldn’t figure out why Malcolm and his brother ended up as enemies.
“Because our father chose me as his heir back then,” Malcolm answered helplessly.
At the mention of the past, it was actually no different from the typical plot of a family conflict.
True to form, the elder son was diligent and worked hard, so all employees in the company naturally looked up to him. Conversely, the younger son spent all his time cavorting and creating trouble outside, so the father pinned all his hopes on the elder son. That was all to it. Malcolm was the elder son, while Matthew was the younger son.
In truth, it was par for course in a prominent family that whoever was more capable and outstanding would hold the reins of the family. However, Matthew was inclined toward trickery and malice, so he focused all his energy and attention on dealing with Malcolm. What a shame!
“I didn’t know that there was such a problem within your family. In that case, your life must have been tiring in the past few years,” Larry remarked.
The two of them had already regarded each other as good friends, so they naturally forwent all the formalities of the past.
“It was indeed rather tiring. On my father’s deathbed, he exhorted me to teach and discipline my brother, but I really can’t manage it. I truly can’t think of any method to steer him back to the right path. Moreover, he has always been averse to me…”
Malcolm appeared helpless as he spoke, and that surprised Larry.
I never thought that eminent figures who seem to outshine everyone else would actually have such a bitter history behind them. Sighing, Larry shook his head.
“What about you? I heard that things weren’t going well between you and your wife some time ago,” Malcolm blurted out of the blue.
Speaking of Joan, Larry was plagued with yearning and guilt.
He had been busy with work and career recently, so he hadn’t much time to care about her. Besides, he was also afraid of hearing her say that she missed him…
“Yeah, but it’s all in the past now. It was merely a trivial matter,” Larry admitted candidly.
“Although I’ve never met your wife, Larry, you must remember that the woman who has been with you from the very beginning is the woman who loves you,” Malcolm asserted emphatically while patting him hard on the shoulder, his voice tinged with a hint of regret.
Hmm… Perhaps he has experienced something of that sort! Nonetheless, Larry didn’t comment on that, for he knew that Joan was it for him in this lifetime.
Bang! All of a sudden, the door was forcefully kicked open.
“Ah, I’ve been looking for you for a long time, my dearest brother. Unexpectedly, you’ve been hiding out here.”
In the next moment, a familiar, frigid voice drifted over.
“What are you doing?” Larry sprang to his feet and moved in front of Malcolm at once.
Bam! Larry was suddenly shoved aside viciously by Malcolm.
“How many times have I told you that I’ve got no money, you scoundrel? Get lost!” Malcolm lambasted as he pointed at Larry a near distance away.
All at once, Larry was dumbfounded. He couldn’t figure out what exactly happened that Malcolm had now changed his tune so drastically in the blink of an eye.
“This young man is here to discuss business with me. He doesn’t know anything about the conflict between us, so let him go,” Malcolm urged right on the heels of his admonishment.
Upon hearing that, Larry instantly understood that he was trying to save him.
Just when he was about to argue and stand with Malcolm, a thought abruptly flashed across his mind.
It’s better if I remain free so that I can help him!
“Well? Do you want to stay or leave?” Matthew demanded loudly as he swaggered over to Larry and kicked him several times.
Argh! How dare he kick me! Does he know who I am?
“I’m leaving. The conflict between the two of you has nothing to do with me,” Larry mumbled weakly as he clutched his chest.
“Really? So, did you see everything that happened today?” As Matthew asked that, he snagged the whip at the side and swung it hard at the man on the ground.
“I didn’t see anything!” Larry answered in a near shout.