“Yeah, thanks! You’re too generous!”
Corinne’s eyes widened, and she looked at Jeremy in equal parts surprise and anger. ‘D*mn him! What in the world is wrong with him? He expects me to treat everyone here today? It’s common practice to go Dutch when it comes to gatherings between students, and there are more than a hundred students here today. Does he have any idea how much this will cost?”
A little smirk appeared on Jeremy’s lips when he saw Corinne’s face scrunching in shock. He retracted his hand from her head, put it in his trouser pocket, and turned around gracefully to head out.
After he left, all the other students were in awe of Corinne’s grand gesture. The girls surrounded her and asked who her handsome family member was, and Corinne brushed them off with a simple response.
By contrast, none of the male students dared to approach her. After all, a family member of their university’s most beautiful woman was in the private room just opposite, and as much as they wanted to talk to her, they were nonetheless a little afraid of doing so.
After finally dealing with her inquisitive female students, Corinne sat down angrily, took out her cell phone, and sent Jeremy a message to complain. [Don’t you think you’re an evil person, mister?]
Half a minute later, the man answered curtly, [Me? Evil?]
Corinne gritted her teeth. [What did you come here for no reason earlier? Don’t you have anything better to do?]
After a while, Jeremy replied, [I’m leaving my mark on you to avoid a certain little kid from getting too close to you.]
Corinne snorted, and replied sarcastically. [Oh! I’m surprised you’re aware of how repulsive you are to people!]
In the opposite room, Jeremy lowered his gaze and read the scathing message sent by Corinne. His handsome eyebrows sank slightly, and he typed a reply before hitting send. [Do you find me repulsive though?]
Corinne immediately responded with an animated gif, which depicted a chubby little girl puffing herself up, putting her hands on her hips, and stomping her feet with her eyes wide open. The accompanying text in the picture was ‘I hate you’.
The gif was rather similar to Corinne when she was unhappy.
“Why are you smiling at your phone? You’re always serious, so I can’t help but be curious about what it is that could make you smile,” Zeke joked and leaned over to take a peek.
Jeremy calmly locked his phone screen and looked coldly at him. “Did I smile?”
Zeke nodded. “You bet! Ask Gerald if you don’t believe me!”
Jeremy’s expression sank a little and he turned to look at Gerald, who merely sipped his wine and stayed out of the conversation. Instead, he gestured to the front with his chin and said, “There’s a poker table over there. How about we give it one round?”
Zeke smiled and said, “Sure! It’s been ages since I last played poker! There are only three of us, though. We still need another player!”
“Rosie and Sunny will be here in a while.”
When Ivanka noticed that the students were all focusing on Corinne, she was upset because felt that she had been robbed of the spotlight as one of the most beautiful girls from the university.
She stared at Corinne in envy, and a sudden idea elicited a sinister smile from her. She picked up her guitar case and walked over. With a bright friendly smile, she said to Corinne, “I heard that you know how to play the guitar. I’m planning on performing an original song to celebrate our graduation and bid farewell to our fellow graduates, and I’d like you to accompany me.”