Agnes just stood there. Her eyes fixated on the invitation in Jenny’s hand.
The invite was all dreamy and fancy.
Jenny, grinning, said, “Agnes, don’t tell me you’re still hung up on your past with Elton…”
“I’ll go.” Agnes cut Jenny off, snatching the invite from her.
Onlookers couldn’t help but stare at the interaction between Agnes and Jenny.
Past? What past? What happened between Agnes and Elton?
Agnes knew Jenny was deliberately bringing up the past, but why?
She’s already engaged to Elton. Why brought up their past?
Lily, standing at the podium, tapped on the table. “We’re here to celebrate Jenny’s engagement. But since Jenny has stepped down as the president, Agnes, it’s time to step up. You’ve been with The Journalism Society for three years. You’re the most experienced and outstanding member here. The role is yours.”
Agnes was a bit distracted, but she accepted the position.
Lakeside College’s Journalism department was abuzz these days. Everyone knew about Jenny’s engagement to Elton.
Word on the street was that all the big shots from Willowbrook Town were invited.
But there were rumours on campus that Agnes was meddling with Jenny and Elton’s relationship.
Apparently, a photo of Agnes and Elton was anonymously posted on the campus network.
The same photo that Jenny held in her hand. No doubt, it was Jenny’s doing.
The comments section was a mixed bag, but ultimately, everyone believed Agnes was causing trouble out of jealousy over Jenny and Elton’s engagement.
After seeing the post, Agnes called Jenny directly. “You already got what you wanted. Why are you still doing this?”
Jenny’s voice, laced with amusement, came through the phone. “Just for kicks. This is payback for all the humiliation I’ve endured. Agnes, I’m going to crush you. I want everyone to know you’re the third wheel in my relationship with Elton.”
Agnes hung up. She didn’t want to exchange another word with Jenny.
As Agnes walked around the campus, she was met with strange looks. She felt utterly drained.
She took three days off from the academic affairs office, citing health issues.
After that, she went to Maplewood Manor and slept for an entire day.
Jared was out of town.
Agnes hadn’t left the house for those two days, barely eating and just sleeping.
When Jared returned and saw her condition, he helped her up.
Jared looked angry. “A heartless guy and a manipulative woman got you this messed up? Agnes, can’t you toughen up?”
Agnes admitted she wasn’t lough.
The heartless guy and the manipulative woman were once her boyfriend and best friend.
Jared guided Agnes to the bathroom. “Take a shower. I’ll take you out for some food later.”
Agnes followed Jared out, silent the entire time.
In the end, Jared’s sleek Bentley pulled up in front of Caesar International Hospital.
Looking at the palace–like building. Agnes started to tremble.
Two huge electronic screens stood at the entrance, displaying Jenny and Elton’s wedding photos.
It suddenly clicked for Agnes. Tonight was Jenny and Elton’s engagement party.