"Brinley, have you finished your makeup yet? The guests are all here. We have to go and welcome them."
At this moment, a knock and a voice sounded outside Brinley's room. It was Julissa Selleck, Brinley's mother, urging her to go out.
Inside the room, Brinley sat in front of the dresser, wearing a white wedding dress. She was stunningly beautiful, looking like a goddess who descended from heaven. But there was no trace of happiness in her at all. Instead, tears silently streamed down her face.
She opened the bottom drawer of the dresser and took out a photo. It was a photo of her and a handsome man.
In the photo, they looked at each other affectionately. It was as if they were memorizing each feature of each other's faces and imprinting their appearances deeply in their minds.
"Randolph, it's been five years, but I'm still waiting for you. Why haven't you come back yet? I'm sorry if I can no longer wait for you. After I helped you a few years ago, I became a burden and a sinner to my family. The Selleck family has been suppressed by the Truman family, and my entire family is on the verge of collapse now.
And last week, I made a serious mistake, which caused our company to lose five million dollars. If I can't compensate for it, Grandpa will kick me out of the company. My parents don't have work, and my entire family depends on me. If I lose my job, I won't be able to support them. And we will be homeless.
I've offended the Truman family, and they have been making things difficult for me. I can't even get a loan from any bank. So I don't have a choice. I... I can only marry Meade. He is the only person who can save me now. He promised that after I married him, he would give me five million dollars. I'm so sorry. But please, don't blame me."
As she spoke, Brinley's eyes were filled with tears. She gently raised the photo to her lips and kissed it affectionately.
At this moment, a young man had just gotten out of an airplane at Crystalville airport.
The man quickly walked through the exit passage. He was wearing a windbreaker and a pair of sunglasses. Behind him followed a burly man standing six feet seven inches in height.
As they walked, the towering man, James Nguyen, looked around. His eyes lit up, and he asked excitedly, "Sir, is this your hometown?"
"Yes, this is Crystalville, my hometown."
The young man, Randolph Truman, took off his sunglasses and looked at the tall buildings and the bustling traffic in front of him with complicated emotions in his heart.
Now that he was back, Randolph was reminded of some unpleasant memories from the past.
Back then, he had just graduated from the university when he and his friends built a technology company. With his mental gift and wisdom, everything developed rapidly.
Then one day, he unexpectedly received a call from his uncle, Cordell Truman, who delivered the heart-wrenching news: his parents died in an accident.
He hurried home in grief to attend his parents' funeral. At that time, he felt very heartbroken. To ease the pain, he decided to go to a bar and drank all night that night.
Randolph had no idea what had happened. But when he woke up, he was already lying naked next to his cousin, Doris Truman.
Cordell led a group of their relatives and reporters to confront him. They labeled him a rapist, turning him into a public enemy. Everyone in Crystalville hated him.
This had left him with no choice but to escape. He went abroad. And he had spent five years of his life there.
But he used the five years to improve and strengthen himself. Now that he had enough power, it was time for him to come back and seek justice against those who framed him years ago. He would find those culprits and make them pay.
"Sir, we have acquired Royaltune Group, the biggest financial company in Crystalville. It cost us ten billion dollars in total," James said, looking at his phone.
It was only then that Randolph came back to his senses. He nodded and said, "Okay. But you don't need to report the money matters to me. You have full authority to handle it. By the way, how's your investigation on that matter I asked you to look into?"
"It's done," James immediately replied. "The Trumans are taking their company public today, so they are holding a banquet to celebrate. It will only take us fifteen minutes to drive there."
He continued, "And about your girlfriend, Miss Brinley Selleck. The Selleck family and the Curtis family conspired to frame her last week. They orchestrated an accident that made her lose five million dollars on the project she was overseeing. The Selleck family is pressuring her now. She must fix the problem, and her only solution is to marry Meade Curtis. Their wedding is also today, and it will begin in two hours."
As Randolph listened to James' report, his brows furrowed even tighter. He was silent for a while. Then he finally said in a low voice, "I'll go to the banquet of the Truman family first to let them know that I'm back. I'll give you half an hour to find the local gangs in Crystalville. Conquer them and let them work for me. There are many things I need them to do. Then wait for me outside the wedding venue."
James immediately straightened his back and answered confidently, "No problem, sir. I'm the warden of the Dark Prison Island. Although I am only your servant now, I have never forgotten my abilities. Consider it done."
Randolph smiled lightly. Then he hailed a cab and got in, leaving James on his own to do his task.
The Dark Prison Island that James mentioned was the most formidable mercenary organization overseas. It boasted tens of thousands of mercenaries and powerful weapons, its power even stronger than some small countries.
And Randolph was a member of the Dark Prison Island for the five years he was hiding abroad.
His life was never easy as a mercenary in the Dark Prison Island. He had encountered numerous life-threatening situations. Then finally, he rose to become the new owner of the Dark Prison Island.
Now, he returned to Crystalville with the identity of the owner of the Dark Prison Island. And his main goal was to take revenge on those who framed him back then. He would also find out the truth about his parents' death.
Randolph was so lost in thought that he also lost track of the time. He only realized it when the driver informed him that they had arrived at the venue where the banquet of the Truman family was held.
Randolph paid his fare, got out of the cab, and entered the hotel.
The Truman family had booked the biggest hall of the hotel for their banquet.
Cordell was the current head of the Truman family, so he was the master of this event.
At this moment, he stood on the stage for his speech. He thanked everyone who had helped the Truman family to finally make their company listed.
The other members of the Truman family were below the stage. They were also very excited and harbored a deep sense of pride.
Now that the Truman family's company was listed, their status in Crystalville was expected to improve greatly. They would become a first-tier family, and a bright future awaited them.
At this moment, Nolan Truman, Cordell's son, said to their relative next to him, "This is awesome! Now that our company is listed, we will be a first-tier family. This is actually all thanks to that poor guy, Randolph. If the Truman family did not annex his technology company, our company wouldn't develop this fast. The company of that poor guy has helped us a lot. But unfortunately, he can't be here to receive our gratitude. I'm afraid he's still wandering on the street abroad, begging for food. Ha-ha!"
The members of the Truman family chatted and laughed with Nolan happily. The expressions on their faces were full of complacency and viciousness. It was as if they had won the world.
But their happy laughter was suddenly interrupted by a voice from the door.
"Since you want to thank me, why don't you return my company to me?"