After bidding Hugo goodbye, Pearl confidently walked over to Owen and pretended to say in an unnatural tone, “Gosh, that pink outfit is really annoying.”
She immediately noticed that Owen was looking at her with curiosity. She had done her research and found out that Owen disliked pink, especially light pink.
There were rumors that he would have trouble breathing if he wore pink clothes. Although it was just a rumor, it seemed clear that he didn’t like pink.
Pearl added, “It’s hard to look stylish in pink, especially this light pink. It’s just ridiculous!”
Hearing this, Owen walked over to her and asked politely, “Miss, do you also hate this pink outfit?”
Just as she expected, he fell right into her trap.
Pearl nodded, feeling a bit sorry for him. “Yes, I didn’t expect this. I liked the previous outfits, but this one is just not my taste.”
“Well, it seems we share the same taste. I also don’t like pink, especially the light shade.”
Pearl could hold a conversation well in Ealdasy. If one didn’t know her, they might think she was a Crieque who had lived abroad for a long time.
Owen began to admire Pearl, not just for her looks, but because they had the same taste. Despite his less–than–ideal reputation, he was cultured, having grown up in the Adley family.
For the first time, he had no impure thoughts about a beautiful woman. All he felt for Pearl was admiration. “Would you allow me the privilege of taking you out for a meal?”
Pearl hesitated, wanting to appear reserved, but she didn’t refuse because she worried he might lose interest suddenly. “Sure, but I have plans for tonight. Can we meet up tomorrow?”
She was indirectly asking for his contact information.
Enlightened, Owen pulled out his business card and handed it to her. “Here’s my contact. Give me a call when you’re free.”
Pearl played her part well, knowing she had successfully piqued his interest when he looked disappointed. “Of course, I’ll call you.”
She took his business card carefully and put it in her bag. Then, she pretended to notice her best friends not too far away and acted surprised. “Oh, my friends are waiting for me over there. I should go and talk to them.”
Owen looked in the same direction and saw a group of seemingly important men. But he couldn’t show his displeasure,
“Why don’t you tell me your name and number instead? I’ll call you,” he suggested, not wanting her to forget about him.
Pearl smiled. “Sure.”
She had successfully lured him into her trap.