Pearl had never faced such a difficult situation.
She felt Richard’s intense stare and gritted her teeth. Then, she grabbed Hugo’s arm and said, “It’s long over between us. You said so yourself. Please don’t approach me again.”
After that, she hurriedly dragged Hugo away, afraid that Richard might say something bold and reveal that he had remembered everything. “Well, didn’t you say you wanted to show me something interesting? Let’s go check it out.”
Hugo was shocked when Pearl pulled him away, finding it hard to believe she had chosen him.
But now that Pearl had made her choice, Hugo looked at Richard with a smug expression. He felt like the winner of that battle.
Pichard looked gloomy and couldn’t understand what Pearl was thinking. There had to be a reason she did that in front of him. He decided to ask her later. He took a deep breath and hid his displeasure.
But seeing Pearl holding Hugo’s arm irritated him….
Pearl guided Hugo to a spot near the stage. She felt relieved when she couldn’t see Richard
“You’re acting weird today,” Hugo teased Pearl, not forgetting himself even in his happiness.
“No, you said that, didn’t you? He gave me up first. I just granted his wish.” Pearl pretended to dislike Richard. She had come to the event not to resolve things with him but to meet Owen Adley and get his machete.
Hugo noticed Pearl looking around and asked, “Who are you looking for?” She certainly wasn’t looking for Richard after leaving him just now.
“I’ll tell you, but you must promise to keep it a secret,” Pearl said regretfully, knowing she had to pacify him due to his suspicions.
Hugo frowned because he didn’t like her doubting him. “You can’t doubt me like this just because I wasn’t nice to you.”
“I can’t predict your mood swings,” Pearl admitted. She couldn’t figure out his temper.
Hugo was surprised by her caution. He raised his hand and made a vow since Pearl was wary of him. “Alright, I promise. I won’t harm you if you don’t harm my interests.”
With their peace treaty established, Pearl felt relieved. “Okay, I’ll tell you. I work at the red- light district to find herbs to cure Gigi. There’s a boss who wants Owen’s machete. I heard he’s coming to this fashion show, so I’m going to try to get it from him.”
Hugo’s expression changed at her words. He whispered, “Be frank with me. Are you planning to steal it from him?”
Pearl shook her head. “No, people like him have a lot of bodyguards. I’ll get myself killed if I do that.”
“What are you going to do then?” Hugo was relieved. Pearl was right; she never acted impulsively and must have thought this through.
“Well… I want to convince him to give it to me willingly.” Pearl smiled brightly.
Hugo caught on to her plan when he saw her familiar smile. “Don’t tell me you’re going to charm him into giving it to you?”
Pearl scoffed. She continued chatting with him while glancing around.
Finally, she spotted a plump man. “Okay, I gotta go. He’s over there.”