Death is nothing but an easy way to escape his doomed fate. He should struggle more - he should pay for all of his transgressions and wrongdoings. And he should do that while he is alive.
Adrian couldn't understand why his grandfather never told his condition to anybody else, though. If someone knew about it, it would've been brought up at court since he would've needed medical attention. It's possible that he's only lying, and it's easy to prove it.
But Adrian knows that Grisham is more than aware of that as well - he will not get anything from lying.
"Why...?" he muttered through his teeth, already keeping himself from throwing a fit.
"Why are you telling me first? Did you call me out on purpose for something like this?"
The news would have come out devastating if it were not for their circumstances. However, there is no room for understanding nor consideration now. He is nothing more than taken aback by this turn of events. It completely came out of nowhere, and it was starting to ruin all of his plans to make him suffer.
Adrian should have already noticed the signs, though. His grandfather had a terrible cough, and while he did have that even way back before, his attitude towards it made it look like it was nothing serious.
"I could not possibly make up for all the years I had been bad. There is nothing I can do now. I already failed to give the love and the warmth I was supposed to give to you as my grandchild. I know I can't blame you or anyone else for resenting me. I can't blame you for anything because it's all my fault."
Grisham is not even trying to apologize - he thinks that everything is already too late, and he has decided to give up this early on. It was true that everything was already too late, though. No matter what he does, he will never ever gain his forgiveness. Still, it was perplexing to see him not caring at all.
"I've been thinking to do something at the very least. I'm not going to do it as my way of earning your forgiveness. This is something that I know you deserve more than anyone else. You have worked really hard, my grandson. Though I failed to be a good grandparent - and even a man overall, I would like for you to recall that I had once been by your side," Grisham continued, feeling like this would be the last time he would ever get to talk with him.
Adrian remains unmoved through it all. He lets him say what he wants, but at the same time, he refuses to give the response that he wants. His grandfather can never be genuinely sincere. Even if he is, it's not like he's going to give a damn about it.
"I came up with a decision..." Grisham trailed off and regarded his grandson, propping his chin over his folded hands and looking at him straight in the eye.
"Upon my death - whenever that may
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