Justin asked, “Got any problems? Maybe I can sort them out for you”
Agnes shook her head, “I don’t need your help”
Justin said, “Agnes, I didn’t bring you here to upset you. Do you want to go to the masquerade ball hosted by Countess Alexander in the banquet hall today?”
Agnes replied grumpily, “You go, I don’t want to”
Despite her reluctance, Justin was determined to take Agnes He opened Agnes’s suitcase, but not a single dress was found, not even a pair of high heels.
Justin looked at Agnes, puzzled. “How come you don’t have a single dress?”
Justin frowned, deep in thought, then said, “Wait here, I know someone who can lend you a dress.”
Before Agnes could react, Justin had already left the room.
Not long after, Justin came back with a short black dress and a pair of white, crystal high heels.
Agnes asked, “Where did you get these clothes?”
Justin replied, “You don’t need to know where I got them. Try them on, they should fit you just fine.”
Although Agnes didn’t want to go to the ball, she put on the dress and heels under Justin’s insistence.
When Justin saw Agnes appear, his eyes lit up. “You look really pretty today. It’d be even better if you put on some makeup.”
Agnes replied, “It’s a masquerade, everyone’s wearing masks, I don’t need makeup.”
Justin laughed and said, “You’re beautiful without it, never mind if you don’t want to.”
The ball was held at the hotel’s rooftop hall, where Countess Alexandra invited all the VIPs.
Agnes chose a black mask that almost completely covered her face.
Justin chose a prince mask and put it on as soon as he got in. Although Agnes was not well–known, Justin was well–known.
She’d heard there’d be a lot of journalists at the ball, so she decided to be cautious.
The hall was bustling with guests sipping their drinks and laughter filled the air
Agnes spotted Mamie in a white gown studded with sparkling diamonds, her makeup was exquisite, she looked like the Snow Queen from a fairy tale.
She didn’t wear a mask, just like Justin, simply holding it casually in her hand.
And the man standing next to her, chatting with her….
That was Jared!
Agnes’s heart was racing, she was frustrated.
But when she saw Jared’s face, Agnes’s heartbeat suddenly calmed down.
Her mood sank like a stone.
So, Jared was on a business trip, but he was actually on a vacation with Mamie…