The company was closed even before the Welch and Swanson families could profit from it. In addition to having a warehouse full of the ointment, the money invested had also gone down the drain because they couldn’t sell it.
Suddenly, the Welch and Swanson families were in deep waters. On the other hand, the Camron family was in a completely different situation. They had just joined the elite social rank right away because of the support shown by the two ancient houses.
Not only were they making money, but they had towered above the most influential families in the city in terms of networking.
If this continued, they’d finally be able to join the rank of influential families within three months! By that time, Oakvale would have nine great families!
It was nighttime in the Welch family meeting room. Alistair, the leader of the Welch family, and Barry Swanson, the leader of the Swanson family, were in a discussion. Only a few other core members, like Eleanor and Ezra, were also present.
“Alistair, what actually happened? You promised that as long as the Swanson family joined this venture, we’d make a lot of money together.
“Look at us now! The Swanson family has invested a lot of money, and the company is already a flop when it has just started!
“Most importantly, the clients who have placed their orders with us are asking for a refund. If this continues, the Swanson family will face a substantial loss!”
Barry was complaining obnoxiously. If he had not listened to Alistair and invested heavily in Rejuvenaid, the Swanson family wouldn’t be in this situation.
It should be made known that the cost of producing Rejuvenaid was very high. They were very confident as they received many purchase orders and didn’t mind spending a huge fortune to gather the required herbs to produce this ointment.
They had initially wanted to make a lot of money from this venture; they had no idea they would be losing so much money that it’d eat into their savings. Everyone in the family was full of complaints.
“Barry, I know you’re very worried. But please try to calm down.” Alistair sighed softly, “If the Swanson family has sustained a huge loss, do you think we, the Welch family, are better off?
“We’re in the same boat. We’re in this together, and we’ll have to weather this storm hand in hand.”
“It might seem like it, but don’t you think you’re a little too incompetent? You can’t even take on the Camron family, and you’re risking your family’s fortune and reputation with it.” Barry said while shaking his head.
“Barry, this is just a small mishap. We would have won if the ancient houses didn’t get involved.” Alistair replied.
“What? The ancient houses? What’s going on?” Barry was taken aback.
“Let me tell you what happened from the beginning,” Alistair explained what happened without missing out on any details.
Barry frowned after he heard the full story. With a stern expression, he said, “That’s weird. With their influence, why would the ancient houses help the ordinary Camron family?”
“Dad, to our knowledge, I think the Dawson family is related to this,” Ezra spoke up suddenly.
“The Dawson family may be influential, but to have support from the Fallon and Ballard families, I don’t think they’re capable of that.” Barry was a little doubtful.
The background of the eight great families was not a secret. The Langford family was the most powerful and were in a league of their own. The Dawsons would come after them.
On their own, they were more powerful than the Welch or Swanson family. However, it was unlikely that The Dawsons had connections to the ancient houses.
“Could it be that the Dawson family bought over the ancient houses with a handsome sum of money?” Ezra speculated.
“What do you think, Alistair?” Instead of replying to Ezra’s speculation, Barry turned to look at Alistair.
“I find this weird as well. But, other than the Dawsons, I couldn’t think of anyone else.” Alistair shook his head.
The Camrons, led by Lana, were just a mediocre family at best. They would never have the chance to rub shoulders with the ancient houses, much less ask for favors from them.
The Dawson family, led by Bo Dawson, who enjoyed a high social standing, was the biggest shareholder. Even though it was a long shot, that was still a possibility.
As for Dustin Rhys, he’d decided to ignore him as he was just a nobody. He wouldn’t even have the chance to serve the ancient houses as a housekeeper! How could he possibly hold such influence?