Pearl never imagined that someone like Gigi, who wasn’t closely related to her, would sacrifice herself by taking her place under the fallen plank.
Gigi managed a forced smile, her lips turning pale. “I’m fine, but my bones ache a little,” she said, wincing in pain. She touched her face and asked, “My face hurts, Pea. Do you think it will be disfigured?”
Hearing a familiar voice from outside, Pearl reassured Gigi, “Don’t worry, I’ll take you to the hospital, and we’ll get you treated. Your face won’t be disfigured. I’ll make sure you stay beautiful.”
Gigi nodded weakly and lay on the floor, unable to stand.
The members of Evil Spirits quickly rushed in to help.
“Primo, get Gigi to the hospital now!” Pearl pointed at a tall man and gave her orders.
“Yes, ma’am!” Primo replied. He gently lifted Gigi off the floor, cradling her in his arms, rushed out of the fire.
Pearl directed the others, “Everyone else, grab some water and fire extinguishers. Follow me if you want to live.”
With Pearl leading the way, the hesitant people gained confidence and followed her. Together, they successfully evacuated from the fire. Only a few sustained minor injuries, while the rest escaped unharmed, which was a positive outcome.
Once they were out, to avoid drawing attention, Pearl and the members of Evil Spirits quickly left the scene.
“Where do you want to go now?” Sean asked and tossed the singlet away.
Pearl’s mind was still in turmoil, thinking about Gigi’s selfless act of saving her. She sounded anxious as she replied, “I need to see Gigi at the hospital.”
Sean nodded. “I’ll go with you.” He had forgotten about the date they were supposed to have.
Pearl declined his offer, her tone turning cold. “I can go alone. I need to investigate how this fire started, and once I find out who’s behind it, I won’t let them get away.”
Sean had never seen this side of Pearl–so determined and ruthless. He had seen her gentle side, her cheeky side, and her confident side, but this was the first time he saw her seeking
“Alright, I won’t insist if that’s what you want,” Sean conceded. “I’ll send you the cargo ship’s details later. It’s set to sail at 3 pm the day after tomorrow. Just go to the dock and tell them my name.”
Pearl smiled. “Thank you.”
“Don’t mention it. Just make sure to let me know when you’re safely back.” Sean smiled because he was now free.
“I’ll never forget the help you gave me, Sean.”
Sean’s heart ached at her words. “It’s fine. There’s no need to remember the good side of me.”
Reflecting on their history, he realized he hadn’t been kind to her from the start. Initially, he had been harsh, and later, when he tried to compete with Richard, he had only pushed her
His current actions were driven by the feelings he had for her, but they didn’t define who he was. All he wanted was for her to be happy.
As he watched her walk away, Sean tightly clutched the bracelet in his hand. It was the same bracelet Susan had accused Pearl of trying on when she first arrived. He remembered that it caused an allergic reaction on her arm, making it swell.
Now that Pearl was leaving, disappearing from his life, all he had left was the warmth
lingering on the bracelet–a token to remember her by.