Every room here had a balcony, and the distance between each wasn’t that far at all.
Agnes had no clue who her neighbors were, she just saw bright lights in their room, and everything on their balcony was clear as day.
When Agnes saw the face of the person, she was gobsmacked. For a split second, she thought she was hallucinating, rubbing her eyes in disbelief. When she opened her eyes again, he was still there, only with a chillier aura.
No hallucination! It was Jared she was staring at!
Agnes couldn’t help but feel that the world worked in mysterious ways. Why would Jared just pop up here? He was dressed in a white shirt and black trousers, looking dashing, with a wine glass in one hand and the other in his pocket. The combination of the light and the moonlight made him look like a dreamboat straight out of a comic book, only the growing chill in the air was impossible to ignore. The balcony felt like a walk–in freezer.
Agnes first reaction was to freeze. They stared at each other across the few meters for what felt like forever.
Ivan walked up behind Jared and caught sight of this scene. Jared’s demeanor was frosty, and that look in his eyes could freeze hell over. And Agnes opposite him, her face was a mask of panic, her eyes brimming with undeniable tension. It was like walking in on a huge scandal.
Ivan furrowed his brows and asked, “Do you guys know each other?”
Jared had already turned and walked back to his room.
Agnes didn’t breathe a sigh of relief; her mind felt like it was in a fog, blank. Sure enough, within a minute, there was a knock at Agnes‘ door.
The inevitable had happened.
Agnes quickly composed herself, walked over, and opened the door. Jared and Ivan were both standing there.
Jared looked none too pleased. He said in a frosty tone, “Agnes, you owe me an explanation as to why you’re here.”
Agnes felt that a single sentence wouldn’t suffice.
Ivan sensed something was amiss and said, “She’s the lead in my new show. She needed a place to stay temporarily, so she’s here for now.”
Ivan then turned to Agnes and asked, “And what’s the deal between you two?”
In truth, Ivan had already made his guess. He and Jared had been friends for twenty years, but he had never seen Jared looking this icy.
Jared’s voice dropped lower. The lead in a new show. Why didn’t you tell me you were acting?”
Agnes said, “Why should I tell you everything I’m doing? Have you never kept secrets from me?”
Jared gave Agnes a once–over and noticed she was in her pajamas. This made him even more irate.
Jared said coldly, “Come home with me.”
Agnes felt that whatever had happened between her and Jared was their business. She didn’t want it to turn into a spectacle. So, she kept quiet, implying her agreement.
As she was leaving, Agnes said to Ivan, “I appreciate your help today. I’ll find time to explain everything to you.”
Jared was standing nearby and said coldly. “You should think about how to explain to me first.”
Agnes ignored him and walked away.
Jared gave Ivan a cold look, “And you, we’ll settle this later.”
Ivan spread his hands innocently and said casually, “Don’t blame me. I had no idea she was your runaway wife.”
Jared snorted coldly and walked away.
The smile on Ivan’s face slowly faded.