When Yale talked to Krystal, it was just like how Krystal talked to
Ethan. The one getting the attention never had much interest in the person giving them attention.
Krystal glanced at Yale indifferently before replying in a careless tone,
With that, Krystal made her way to Ethan. Yale, who was ignored,
clenched his fists in secret.
Ethan was wearing a formal suit and leather shoes. Paired with his half mask, he looked not just handsome but full of mystery as well. A
lot of women had their eyes on him.
“Sova.” Lifting the hem of her skirt, Krystal joyfully ran over to him.
Olivia swirled the crystal glass in her hand, smiling as she watched
the fairytale-like scene.
Krystal was very tall, so she wore heels that were only two inches tall.
When she ran toward Ethan, she accidentally slipped, and she looked
like she was about to fall onto Ethan.
Under such circumstances, if Krystal tripped and fell, she would make
a fool of herself.
No one would turn a blind eye to that, and Krystal had considered that
But she didn’t expect Ethan to push Kelvin, who was behind him,
forward. Kelvin was extremely resistant to the idea.
But now that he was put on the spot, he could only behave as he was
Kelvin reached out both hands to stop Krystal. “Are you okay, Krystal?”
With a reddened face, Krystal glared coldly at Ethan. But since they were in public, she decided not to cause a fuss. “I’m fine.”
“That’s good to know.” Kelvin hastily let go of her.
Meanwhile, Ethan walked away as if it wasn’t any of his business:
Reaching out, Linus placed a hand on Krystal’s shoulder as he put on
a concerned look. “Krystal, were you hurt?”
Krystal shook her head. “I’m fine, Linus.”
Linus brought Krystal to a quiet corner. Then, he lowered his voice
and asked, “What’s with the gown?”
“Oh, this? Vanessa said that she didn’t like this color, so I exchanged
mine with hers. Look how flirty she looks. She probably doesn’t like
the one you picked out because it’s too simple for her.”
Linus reprimanded her in a low voice, “Shut up. Do you think I don’t
know her personality well enough?”
Throughout his interactions with Olivia, every time he tried to chat
with her, she would leave early in the conversation. Even when they
talked alone, she would keep her distance from him.
Even Linus was confused. With his looks and status, many other
women would try to get on his good side. Now that Krystal was
claiming that Olivia was being flirty, Linus knew straight away that she was lying.
“I’m warning you, don’t cause any trouble during this event. If not, when Father gets mad, even I won’t be able to protect you!”
Krystal stomped her feet, putting on an upset expression. “Did she
charm you guys or something? Why are you all speaking up for her?”
“I’m not blind. If you can be as well-behaved as Vanessa, I won’t have
to worry about you.”
With that, Linus left coldly. Krystal was arrogant, but she wouldn’t cause a ruckus during important gatherings like this.
When Linus came back, he saw Olivia surrounded by even more
people. They were most probably asking for her help. Olivia’s hands
were getting tired from accepting all the name cards.
Exasperated, she put a hand to her forehead. She felt like a celebrity
at an autograph event.
Linus strode over to her. Then, he behaved like a gentleman as he put a hand on her shoulder, clearing a path for her with his body.
“Sorry, everyone. Vanessa won’t be having private discussions today.
It’s about time, so please take your seats.”
Olivia knew that Linus was just helping her out, but when he put his
hand on her shoulder, she still stiffened a little.
To avoid trouble, Ethan was standing a distance away. But when he unexpectedly saw that scene, he held the glass in his hand so tightly
that he almost broke it.
According to his knowledge of Linus, Linus most probably was
interested in Olivia!
This wasn’t a good sign.