Jared walked into the hall holding Agnes‘ hand. It took a while for Agnes to realize the situation.
All eyes in the room were on Agnes.
The ladies from their social circle stared at her as if they were shooting sharp arrows.
Agnes felt uncomfortable and tried to pull her hand out of Jared’s, which made him turn to her and ask, “What’s wrong?”
Agnes replied, “I really don’t want to be the center of attention. Maybe you should let go of my hand.””
Jared frowned but released her hand anyway.
Agnes added, “I’ll head out first. You go ahead with your stuff.”
Agnes was torn. On the one hand, she didn’t want to be in the spotlight, but on the other, she couldn’t bear to see Jared flirting with other girls. So, she chose to avoid this
Jared asked, “Where are you off to?”
“I’m heading back to school. It’s getting late, and I have classes tomorrow, Agnes replied.
Jared was silent for a moment before saying, “Wait for me. I just have to say hi to a few people. Then I’ll leave with you.”
Agnes looked up in surprise, “Can you do that?”
Everyone knew that although this was Tim’s birthday party, it was also a matchmaking event for Jared. In a way, he was the host. Could he just leave before the party ended? Jared replied casually, “If my wife finds it boring, I can’t help it. Accompanying my wife is the most important thing.
Agnes‘ heart pounded as she saw the slight smile playing on Jared’s lips.
Jared added, “Wait for me here. I’ll be back soon.”
Jared returned sooner than expected and said to Agnes, “Come with me.”
He led her to the underground parking lot and drove through a special passage. They quickly left the mountain road behind the bustling Whitfield family mansion. Not long after they got in the car, Preston called Agnes.
Agnes told him she had something to do at school and had to leave early.
After hanging up, Jared asked, “Agnes, are you hungry?”
Agnes seemed a little distracted and replied without thinking, “Not really.”
Jared said, “Agnes, I’m hungry.”
Agnes looked up to see Jared’s teasing gaze, a look she knew all too well.
Whenever Jared was up to something, he would have this expression. His whole body seemed to radiate male hormones, making him incredibly attractive.
Agnes‘ heart started to race, and she blushed, stammering, “You just…I’m exhausted today…
Jared suddenly smiled, “Agnes, I said I’m hungry. What were you thinking?
Agnes froze, feeling extremely embarrassed.
What was she thinking? Jared just said he was hungry. How did she think about…that?
Agnes was shocked by her own thoughts.
Jared seemed in a good mood and laughed, “You erotic girl!”
Agnes‘ face turned as red as an apple.
Jared stopped joking, “I am actually a bit hungry. Do you know any good places where we can grab a bite?”
Agnes eagerly tried to change the subject and quickly responded, “There’s a great burger joint near my school. Do you want to try it?”
But as soon as she said that, she realized… would a foodie like Jared really go to a place like that?
Agnes didn’t expect that Jared nonchalantly said: “Let’s go grab some burgers.”
Guided by Agnes, their car quickly pulled over near the school.