Everything finally made sense. The years of her stepbrother chasing her and trying to control her life became clear.
"You see Ms. Holmes, your grandfather created a trust for you when you were born, but, due to the terms of the trust, you cannot receive the money from it until you are married for at least 2 years."
Allen's constant terrorizing of her boyfriends over the years and his recent advances towards her made sense. He somehow had found out about her trust, and was making an attempt to get his greedy hands on it. But she wasn't going to let that happen even if it killed her.
Allen had always been a greedy person, not caring for anything or anyone else. His focus had always been money and his comfort above all else. And since he had taken over his father's company when he died 3 years ago it had only gotten worse. He had made Harmony's life hell since then. She guessed that was when he had learned about her trust and it's terms since that was when he started making life difficult.
She thanked her lawyer, Laurel Lance, and left her office. Heading out towards her car she found that the parking lot that she was in seemed to be mostly empty and more than a little creepy. It was late and she had always hated walking in this part of Starling City alone at night. It was just asking for trouble. But she didn't really have a choice. Soon enough she would be in her car and out of this neighborhood.
As she approached her car, she saw a note sitting on her windshield under her wiper. She sighed figuring it was a parking ticket.
Just what I need, a ticket on top of everything else.
But what she saw as she read the piece of paper was not a parking ticket, but a note, from none other than her awful stepbrother Allen.
So you know about the trust now? Well I guess that means that you will need to make a decision. You can either marry me, or I can kill you. Either way I will have that money and there is nothing that you can do to stop me.
Harmony stood next to her car shaking violently. Fear overwhelmed her to the point that she couldn't even move. He not only followed her, but also had threatened her life and liberty.
After taking several moments to collect herself, Harmony climbed into her car and pulled out of the parking lot. She drove around for a while, not really knowing where she was going. She needed time to think and figure out what to do.
She knew that even if for some reason she could prove that Allen had left the note on her car, he had too many connections for anything to be done about it. And if she did bring the note to the authorities, she knew she would be driving him kill her. At the moment her only option to survive this was to marry him.
She shuddered at the thought of being married to him, of a life spent under his thumb. There had to be another way to keep her money and not end up dead. There had to be a way!
Harmony decided that it was about time she call her old friend Felicity Smoak. It had been years since they had seen each other, but they had a special bond. They were always there for each other, no matter how long it had been since they had seen each other or how much had happened in their lives.
Harmony pulled out her phone and dialed Felicity's number. It rang 7 times then went to voicemail. Harmony left a quick message and telling Felicity she needed to talk to her and soon.
As she hung up, Harmony thought about Felicity and what to tell her when they spoke. She knew Felicity loved her and would be supportive of her no matter what. She also knew that Felicity had some pretty lofty connections and could maybe help her fight against her crazy stepbrother and his lust for her money. But she also knew she was putting Felicity in danger. It was the last thing that she wanted to do, but it seemed like she had no choice.
Eventually Harmony ended up back at her apartment settled in bed. She picked up her Bible beside her bed and began to read. God was her only comfort now. He was the only one who could truly save her from this mess, although she didn't know how.