Common sense quickly won over impulse, and Marguerite just didn’t have the balls to kiss him.
She turned her face away, her cheeks blushing like crazy, fanning herself to cool down. She was clearly a nervous wreck.
Why the hell did she want to kiss him?
Had she fallen for him?
This idea blew Marguerite’s mind, and she immediately denied the possibility.
How on earth could she fall for a guy like that, who had zero taste?
Even if she did mess up and fall for him, even if she had the chance to date Frederick openly, she might not really get with him.
Marguerite knew herself too well. Her experiences growing up made her desperate for love.
So, once she had feelings, if a guy was even slightly nice to her, she’d throw herself into his heart and soul.
But reality didn’t let her dream too big. She had no room for trial and error when it came to relationships.
She had to get stronger ASAP and she couldn’t afford to lose herself in love.
Marguerite was lost in thought looking at Frederick until her phone suddenly rang, scaring the hell out of her.
She straightened up subconsciously, took a couple of steps back, and saw Frederick open his sleepy eyes. She awkwardly pointed to his phone, trying to divert his attention.
“Your phone’s ringing. Let me check it out.”
Frederick casually picked up his phone, saw that it was “Yuna”, frowned, and hung up straight away.
Marguerite was surprised and asked tentatively, “Aren’t you going to answer her call?”
But Frederick ignored her question and asked her, “What time is it?”
Marguerite checked her phone: “It’s 6:03.”
“Time to go home. Come with me.”
He said it so casually that it felt so natural.
She got delusional.
The way he said “Time to go home” felt like they were a couple who’d been living together for ages.
“Aren’t you coming?” Frederick, picked up his car keys and said, “Or do you want to take a cab home?”
Marguerite didn’t understand why he was offering to drive her home today. They’d agreed not to let their colleagues know they were living together.
If they were seen together, wouldn’t that raise suspicions?
Ah, screw it; she was just hitching a ride. Sapphire Valley Estates was too far, and she couldn’t afford a taxi.
Thinking this through, Marguerite hurried to catch up with him.
Meanwhile, at Diamond Crest Estates
Yuna, whose call Frederick had hung up, was hopping mad.
Freddie would never hang up on her! What was going on today?
It must’ve been Marguerite who hung up!
Just then, Zoe and Ablett came home. Hearing the door open, Yuna rushed out.
“I was on a roll today and I won a few grand!” Zoe grinned from ear to ear.
Ablett poured himself a glass of water and said, “Just don’t get caught cheating. That guy seemed pretty intense. If he gets mad, I won’t be able to help you.”
Zoe seemed dismissive, but she soon saw Yuna running over in a hurry.
“Dad, Mom! Do you know any experts who can analyze perfume formulas? And the Patent Office! Do you have any friends working there?”
Zoe and Ablett exchanged looks.
If she needed some lowlifes, they could find some but Yuna clearly needed some high-level pros!
Where the hell were they supposed to find people like that?
Zoe shook her head. “You’re really putting me in a tight spot. Where are we supposed to find these people for you?”
Yuna was furious. She didn’t care that these two people were her parents, she threw a tantrum.
“How could you not know people like that? Our family used to run a casino and lots of rich people came! You either don’t know any or you just don’t want to look! Let me tell you, whether I can get Freddie back depends on these people!”
Realizing this was about Yuna’s future, Zoe said adoringly, “Alright, alright! I’ll move heaven and earth to find you the pros you need!”
Yuna finally felt relieved and went back to her room.
She picked up the flyer for the ScentSpirits Ltd. perfume competition preliminaries from her vanity, a determined look in her eyes, thinking, “Marguerite, you asked for this! No one can save you now! I don’t believe that if you make such a huge mistake, Freddie will still keep you around.