Tatiana’s eyes reddened as she lost herself in thought. No matter how much it hurt, she could only hold everything in.
She was the most powerless child in her family. If only her marriage could help be a boost for her family. She was willing to make any
sacrifice that was needed.
The brief interlude was over, and the dinner party resumed.
Ezzo and Zeke’s suggestion to the Taylor family for a marriage alliance had failed. This instilled confidence in both the Beckett Group and Harper Group. This incident even stirred Josh up.
Alyssa had rejected Zeke. His face was dark and as long as a fiddle. While Ezzo didn’t express it outwardly, he was secretly disgruntled when he watched Zeke being embarrassed.
With that, the Taylor family most likely would not have a part to play in being a partner in their racecourse hotel project.
The rhythm of the music changed. It was time for the ball.
The noblemen and noblewomen found their respective dance partners. They walked to the middle of the banquet hall. The atmosphere turned lively and cheerful with their dancing.
Alyssa knew that Tatiana was a timid person. She had also never attended this sort of high-class ball, so Alyssa was worried that she might have social anxiety.
Thus, both of them walked to the side hand-in-hand. They stayed there to chat as they drank juice.
The men around them watched Tatiana with fiery gazes. All of t wanted to approach her for a dance.
But Alyssa’s bearing was so powerful that they could only watch from afar. None of them had the guts to get close to the women.
In front of Alyssa, Tatiana didn’t express dejectedness. She simply kept her sentences short.
Alyssa held on to Tatiana’s cold hands. She took a deep breath and said, “Taty, I will not let you end up in the fiery pit. I will make sure that you’ll marry the one you love. Believe me.”
“I’m fine, Lyse.”
Tatiana’s fingers were trembling, but she forced herself to smile. “I will not turn down the marriage alliance. I will obey Dad and Mom’s arrangements. Don’t worry about me. You just have to be happy with, Mr. Beckett.”
“Don’t be silly! What are you blabbering about? How could I sacrifice. your lifetime happiness for my own? What would that make me?”
Alyssa was so troubled that her voice turned hoarse. “I’d rather stay single for the rest of my life if you can’t be with Sean!”
“Lyse, don’t be stubborn. I’m doing this on my own volition. It has nothing to do with you!”
Tatiana was extremely concerned. She was about to continue when they heard an unpleasant voice. “Ms. Alyssa, may I have a dance?”
Both Alyssa and Tatiana looked up.
They saw Zeke standing in front of Alyssa. He was well-dressed.
He leaned forward slightly and extended his hand toward her in a gentlemanly manner. His eyes were full of expectancy.
Alyssa looked calm. She was about to reply when Zeke spoke we first. “Ms. Alyssa, you didn’t give me a chance to pursue you. Are y to turn down my invitation for a dance too?
“Dancing is simply a social activity. Please don’t read too much into it. I am no longer pining for you. All I have is admiration and respect for you.
“Please don’t tell me that you’re unwilling to give me this chance.
The people around them all turned to look in their direction.
Tatiana furrowed her eyebrows slightly. She could tell that Alyssa really hated this blonde-haired man.
However, he had cornered her. If she were to reject him, it would make her arrogant and conceited.
After a moment of awkward silence, Alyssa had no better idea of how to deny him. She could only lift her hand with a stiff look on her face.
Out of the blue, a cold figure came by her side like the wind. In the next second, before Zeke could react, her soft, slender hand in front of him was pulled away!
Alyssa’s eyes widened slightly. The figure in front of her moved with. speed
In a few quick twirls, her small frame was already in the spotlight on the dance floor, right in the public eye.