With 故 meaning "reason" if you head towards that reason, you transition towards it. To say that in words, you might say therefore or consequently. You stated your case and ideas, then in order to go towards reason we use these words to transition towards it.
Kyoko(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi(Tokyo accent, male)
By knowing the word 故 you'll know the reading for this word too!
I was repeatedly late without permission and consequently my vacation days were cut short.