An Understated Dominance
by Marina Vittori
Meanwhile, at Peaceful Medical Centre, Dustin was reading a book in silence when a Maybach pulled up at the door. The car door opened, and Phineas came out holding some gills.
“Mr. Rhys.” Phineas entered the building with a smile, no longer carrying the arrogance he had when they first met.
“Do you need me for something?” Dustin glanced at the other man indifferently.
“Mr. Rhys, I’m really sorry about today’s incident. Please forgive us for being so ignorant.” Phineas smiled apologetically.
He finally understood that there was more than meets the eye when it came to Dustin, who had the support of the Harmon family and the friendship of Big Bucks Brooks. If Phineas wanted to borrow three billion dollars, he had to first get Dustin’s forgiveness.
“How could a nobody like me make the Laney family apologize?” Dustin replied, unconcerned.
“What are you talking about, Mr. Rhys? You’re young but talented. We admit defeat proudly. Please give us a way out.” Phineas bowed his head. However, Dustin didn’t respond. Gritting his teeth, Phineas fell to his knees. with a thud.
“Mr. Rhys, please accept our family’s sincere apologies. As long as you give us another chance, you’ll be our honored guest forever! I’m willing to offer a third of–no, half of our property as an apology.” Phineas quickly bowed lower, surprising Dustin, Dustin admired the older man for having the courage to put his pride aside to apologize.
“What should we do about the death of Caitlyn’s cat?” Dustin asked coldly.
“We’ll pay her back! We get her as many cats as she wants!” Phineas frantically vowed.
“Dusty’s dead. It doesn’t matter how many cats you get.” Caitlyn murmured sadly next to Dustin.
“Did you hear that? I don’t mind forgiving you, but you offended Caitlyn.” Dustin shrugged.
“I’m so sorry. Ms. Lawler. I swear I won’t do it again! Please forgive me this once. I’ve learned my mistake!” Phineas quickly dragged himself to Caitlyn without getting up, and he began to apologize.
“I forgive you on the condition that you never do anything evil again!” Caitlyn declared gravely.
“Definitely! I’ve learned my mistake.” Phineas nodded frantically, having no choice but to lower his head toward them.
“Since Caitlyn forgives you, I’ll let this matter go. You better remember your promise. Hall of your properties.” Dustin reminded calmly.
“Of course. As long as the Laney family is able to pull through, they’re yours!” Phineas dared not object.
Dustin hummed. He was about to say something else when his phone started ringing.
Dahlia was calling him.
Muffled noises could be heard as soon as he picked up.
“Let me go. I want to go home.” Dahlia demanded weakly.
“What do you mean ‘go home“? Look at how pretty Estelle Hotel is. Let’s keep drinking there.” Matt cackled.
“You can go alone. Piss off.”
“Fucking slut! You better appreciate the chance I’m giving you. You don’t have a say in this. You’re drinking tonight. Get in!”
As the phone fell to the floor, the cursing became softer until it completely faded away.
Dustin’s face darkened immediately, and the air around him became unbelievably cold.
“What’s wrong, Mr. Rhys?” Phineas shivered.
A loud slap rang out as Dustin struck Phineas across the face, causing the latter to fall to the floor. “You motherfucker! You better hope your son didn’t make a mistake, or I’ll destroy your entire family!” Dustin opened the door and dashed out.
An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori
Author: Marina Vittori
Artist: Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys
Released: July, 9, 2023
Native Language: English