Jasmine dropped to her knees right away and cut to the chase.
“Dad, I- I’m here because Frederick Hayes’ daughter came to Devon and said she wanted to see her brother. However, because there was no news from Heron Hill, we dared not take the liberty of disturbing you. Unfortunately, something regrettable cropped up last night. She was kidnapped… Her captors then threatened Devin to bring an offender who was recently captured in exchange for her. What do we do now?”
Jasmine was intelligent enough to word her plea such that it sounded like the arrangements that were made for Sabrina were their idea and not a result of Devin’s decision.
When Jonathan heard her, he immediately set down the bowl of medicine he was concocting on the table.
“Who gave you the permission to allow her to stay?”
“No- I- We- Dad, we did so on the account of her being Sebastian’s sister. Since she traveled all the way to see him, we didn’t think it was right to send her away. If Sebastian learned of this after he awakens, we wouldn’t want to risk him blaming us.”
Jasmine indignantly defended herself.
Her statement was kind of true.
When Devin made arrangements for Sabrina to stay at the hotel, Stephen analyzed the situation for her to prevent her from committing any foolish decisions.
Her husband reminded her that Jonathan came to Sebastian’s rescue and had been nursing him for about three months. That alone was a testament to his acceptance of Sebastian as a grandson. When the latter finally wakes up, it would probably be time to acknowledge his heritage.
Hence, Jasmine avoided troubling Sabrina.
However, after her reply to Jonathan, there was zilch response from the inside of the courtyard.
What does that mean?
Nervousness and unsettling began to engulf her once again.
“Come here. Give this to that little b*stard. I’m heading out for a while.”
Jonathan glared at the motionless figure lying on the bed before he furiously handed Tony a bowl of medicine.
Tony received the bowl with a grin and answered, “Yes, I will. Go ahead, sir. I’ll be here.”
Then, he strode over to lift Sebastian up.
It was the beginning of summer over at Heron Hill. Golden rays of sunlight penetrated the wide windows and illuminated the whale room. As sunlight gleamed on Sebastian’s stationary figure, he looked like a lifeless yet delicate work of art.
Nonetheless, he was a living, breathing human being with a heartbeat.
“Huh… Mr. Sebastian, please wake up soon. In ail the years I’ve worked for him, I’ve never seen Old Mr. Jadeson care for someone like he did the past three months, As someone who’s lived his life revered by others, he’s never had to serve anyone. Mr. Sebastian, please don’t harbor any grudge against him anymore.”
As Tony fed Sebastian medicine, he mumbled to himself.
Yet, there was still no reaction from the man he was giving his attention to. Even the medicine that he fed him remained in his mouth undevoured.
Tony was exasperated.
“Mr. Sebastian, how could you be like this? Don’t force my hand. I’ll have to use that needle to prick you again.” Tony whispered in his ear to threaten him.
Strangely enough, the medicine slowly went down his throat.
That finally satisfied Tony. He then finished feeding him the rest of the medicine and gently helped him to lie back down.
“Oh right. Mr. Sebastian, I heard your sister was here, but something tragic happened to her. What do we do now? I don’t even know whether Old Mr. Jadeson will save her.”
“Forget it. We’ll just have to wait and see.” The long-winded butler continued to talk under his breath for a little longer before he left the room.
The moment he stepped out of the room, Sebastian’s finger shifted ever so slightly. Those eyes that had been shut for a good three months finally fluttered open.
Once his eyes were fully open, a piercing cold stare took the place of his previously closed eyelids.
By the time Jonathan made his way to the bottom of the hill, it was too late.
Devin’s rescue mission was a complete failure. Not only was he unsuccessful in rescuing Sabrina, the convict that he borrowed was also blown into pieces on the spot.
Even all the subordinates that he brought along were sacrificed in that fruitless mission.
When Jonathan arrived, Devin had already been detained by his superiors.
“Old Mr. Jadeson, there’s nothing much I can do about this. The higher-ups will require an explanation. With the offender deceased and the hostage still endangered, on top of several of our men’s lives sacrificed, Devin has to take responsibility for this.”
“I know.” The dire situation left Jonathan with few options as well.
However, owing to Jonathan’s influence, Devin’s punishment was still reduced significantly. Instead of discharging him from the military, they recorded the incident as a major offense and demoted his rank.
Moreover, he was strictly forbidden from presiding over any important mission for the next six months.
Jasmine was devastated upon hearing the news.
No major missions under his leadership signified a consequential demotion. There would be little room for advancements in the future.
It was going to be extremely difficult for him to secure a higher position.
In the Jadeson family, the foremost criteria for one to be considered an heir was a notable ranking in the military. That meant Devin stood little to no chance.
Jasmine was absolutely irate. At this moment, she utterly detested Sabrina. In the depths of her heart, she even secretly hoped for her demise.