Agnes couldn’t keep her cool and blurted out at Jared, “Why the hell did you bring me here?”
She tumed on her heel, not wanting to spend another second in that place
But Jared grabbed her tight.
His voice was chilly but calm. “If you leave now, you’ll miss out on some big stuff”
Agnes didn’t know what Jared was up to, but she felt he must have had something planned.
Jared continued, “Agnes, if you haven’t done anything wrong, don’t feel guilty. Don’t let people think you’re an easy target.”
In the end, she followed Jared in, feeling like she was going nuts.
The party was just getting started.
Elton and Jenny were greeting guests at the door.
Jenny was in a white mermaid gown, tall and slender. Her hair was up high, making her look like a queen from a fairy tale.
She was all smiles today, looking radiant. Elton, standing next to her, seemed cold in contrast.
When Jenny saw Agnes and Jared coming over, she looked surprised.
Jared held Agnes hand tight and walked towards them.
Jenny was momentarily frozen. When Agnes stood in front of her, she grabbed Elton’s arm and said with a smile, “Agnes, I didn’t expect you to actually come. Elton and I thought you might not show up.”
Elton was staring hard at Agnes‘ face. His usually detached gaze now showed some emotion.
His eyes finally landed on Agnes‘ arm, which was held by Jared, and he gave a bitter smile, saying. “So you really are with Mr. Whitfield.”
Jenny chimed in, “Elton, how could you say that? Agnes is a free spirit. It’s not just Mr. Whitfield; she’s always surrounded by guys at school.”
Jenny seemed to realize something and quickly added, “Sorry, I didn’t mean to say Agnes is fickle. She’s just popular with the boys; sometimes it’s hard for her to say no. She’s not that kind of person. Mr. Whitfield, don’t get the wrong idea”
Agnes didn’t expect Jenny to try to sow discord between them in front of Jared.
But Jared seemed unfazed. He even affectionately brushed Agnes hair and said, “Of course I know what kind of person Agnes is. She’s nothing like you”
Jenny’s face immediately changed, her smile freezing
Elton’s face darkened, and he said in a low voice, “Please, come in.”
Agnes and Jared walked in together, drawing a lot of attention.
After all, Jared was high–profile, and many women had their eyes on him.
The engagement party was lavishly decorated, with crystal lights pouring down like tassels.
Agnes didn’t like being the center of attention and felt extremely uncomfortable, so she let go of Jared’s arm.
She said to Jared, “I’ve got some classmates over there. I want to sit with them.”
Jared raised an eyebrow but didn’t object, which could be taken as a silent approval.
Actually, both Agnes and Jared were invited, and their seats were arranged in advance.
Agnes was seated with her classmates from The Journalism Society near the stage of the banquet hall.
Jared’s seat was at the VIP table, right next to the main table.
Relatively speaking, Agnes and Jared were only a table apart.
As soon as Agnes sat down, Cindy from The Journalism Society asked, “Agnes, did you come in with Jared just now?”
Agnes replied, “It was just a coincidence.”
Cindy looked puzzled. Everyone was busy taking photos and posting on social media and didn’t notice, but she happened to see Agnes coming in arm in arm with Jared
Did she see it wrong?