Pearl had informed the Jordans about Gigi’s death, but Ezra showed little interest in her and accepted the news nonchalantly.
When they arrived at the dock, Pearl saw the person Sean sent over.
The person saw Pearl and nodded in her direction. “Miss Pearl, you’re finally here. Mister Sean asked me to personally escort you to the ship.”
Pearl calmly nodded and walked over with Beah, while Hugo helped Gigi walk behind them slowly. Gigi hadn’t fully recovered yet, so she couldn’t walk quickly.
Hugo couldn’t stand watching her struggle, so he picked her up, causing Gigi to gasp and her face to turn red. “Ah!”
The four of them boarded the ship, and the man led Pearl to the VIP suite.
“Here you go. Mister Sean instructed me to arrange the most comfortable and luxurious rooms for you.” He smiled and spoke with a flattering tone.
“I know. You can leave now. Don’t disrupt our rest. Just leave the food at the door, knock, and you can go.” Pearl didn’t want anyone interrupting Beah’s rest.
The man, realizing that his attempts to please Pearl had fallen flat, obediently followed her orders and left.
The four of them had a room to themselves. Pearl allowed Beah to have the largest room, and no one objected. Pearl chose the room nearest to Beah’s, ensuring that she could keep an eye on her. If anything were to happen to Beah, Pearl wanted to be the first to know.
Fortunately, the journey over the next few days was uneventful. They soon arrived at Solvosin, and a car was waiting to take them to the airport as they disembarked from the ship. It was another arrangement made by Sean.
“I never expected Sean to be so attentive, especially to girls. That’s surprising,” Hugo teased his brother, appreciating the convenience provided by Pearl.
It was a windy day, and Pearl’s hair was tousled by the wind. However, it gave her a unique and striking appearance.
Pearl pushed her wind–blown hair behind her ears and glared at Hugo. “Enough joking around. Get in the car. Our flight is at 2 pm. I’ll hold you accountable if we’re late.”
Hugo pursed his lips and got into the car. “Boring.”
Pearl heard his comment and turned to him with an evil smile. “Say that again, and I’ll kick you out of the car.”
Hugo never expected his hostage to turn the tables and challenge him. “Fine, fine. I won’t say anything else,” he conceded in a lazy tone. He felt oddly content despite being bullied.
Pearl couldn’t fathom what was going through Hugo’s mind. She was preoccupied with thoughts of how she would deal with him when they reached Mernaut. Would she play along as his fiancee and later marry him?
Deep in thought, Pearl pondered her upcoming choices as the car sped away, leaving a trail of