Chapter 110 Awakened In The Middle Of The Night
I would definitely refuse without saying a word if it was any Tom, D**k, and Harry asking me for my number.
However, that man was Royce, who really stood out from the group. After pondering for a while, I had decided to exchange numbers with him.
When the event ended, Shannon and I left Century Hyatt right away. We were chit-chatting about the night while waiting for our ride by the roadside.
Right then, a black Hummer pulled over. Startled, Shannon and I stopped talking.
Wondering who the bad driver was, I was cursing in my heart at his driving skills. Unexpectedly, Royce got out of the vehicle.
Luckily I kept my mouth shut. Otherwise, it’d be so awkward.
“Mr. Horton,” I greeted him with a smile.
He nodded. “Hi. I saw you two from afar. Are you trying to get a ride? It’s going to be a challenge at this hour. If you don’t mind, I can drive you home.”
I did not want to trouble him. Moreover, it was our first meeting and we hardly knew each other.
A little precaution won’t hurt.
“Thanks for the thought, Mr. Horton, but we’ve engaged a driver. Our ride should be here in no time.”
Shrugging, he answered indifferently, “Okay, I’ll get going then. See you around.”
Watching him leave, Shannon pinched me on the waist and questioned, “We didn’t call a car, did we? Why did you say no to a free ride?
“Isn’t he one of the dates? His name is… Royce Horton, right? Hmm… So, are you two planning on seeing each other?”
I quickly clarified, “He asked for my number and mentioned that we could keep in touch. He’s pretty all right. Anyhow, I just got to know him, so I should think it’s best to be wary of people. Who knows? He might turn out to be a jerk.”
Shannon started getting all excited that her face was beaming. Caressing my head, she teased, “Oh my dear sweetheart, you’ve gotten smarter. I’m so proud of you that you’re guarding against strangers now.”
I slapped her wrist and pulled her hand away. “Get lost. I’m not as gullible as you think I am!”
“Haha, just admit it. Don’t worry, I won’t leave your side even if you’re dumb.”
Amused, I gestured to vomit and corrected her jokingly, “Don’t be so cheesy, I’m getting goosebumps. I like men, okay? Don’t you get the wrong idea!”
Shannon playfully wrapped her arms around me and refused to let me go, attracting unnecessary attention from the passersby.
We tried to hail a cab, but to no avail.
When I was ready to give up, a flashy red sports car stopped right in front of us.
To my surprise, the driver was none other than the president of Galaxy Corporation, James.
“Yo, ladies, what a coincidence!”
Tsk, tsk, tsk… Judging from his stylish outfit, alluring smell of cologne, and party vibe, he seems to be out on a hunt for pretty girls.
Well, I don’t think that he needs to exert any effort in picking up girls. They will be attracted to him automatically as soon as they see his getup.
Just as I had predicted, a few s**y ladies approached him within minutes.
I had not seen him since the last incident when he partnered with Dominic and tricked me to show up at Galaxy Corporation.
Now that he had appeared in front of me again, I could not help but recall the ridiculous things that Dominic had done to me. It made me feel upset.
Shannon winked at him. “Mr. Dalton, what a pleasure to see you here. If you’re not too busy, why don’t you send us home?”
I elbowed Shannon. “Hey, I was about to engage a driver. His car is a two-seater, it won’t fit us three anyway.”
James got out of his car right away and said while snapping his fingers, “I’m glad to be at your service, gorgeous girls. Just give me a moment to get someone to send another car here.”
As soon as he finished saying that, he made a call. Within five minutes, an MPV arrived magically.
“Mr. Dalton, as per your request.”
James took over the keys and told us, “Get into the car, I’ll take you both home.”
We gladly accepted his kind gesture since he offered to be our chauffeur.
During the journey home, I was chatting softly with Shannon in the back seat. Suddenly, my phone vibrated.
It was a text message from Royce. Ms. Zanetti, have you arrived home safely?
I was quite astonished to receive such a sweet word of care from him.
Shannon leaned over, trying to take a peek at my phone screen. “Is that from Royce?”
“Yup.” I simply acknowledged.
I’m almost home, thanks for checking. I replied.
Then, he returned my message with a concise three words. Glad to know.
“He seems to be quite keen, huh? What do you guys talk about, Liliana?”
Keeping my phone in the bag, I took my time to answer her. “Just the standard stuff like our names, occupation, and age. What else can we talk about?”
Arching her brows, Shannon was dumbfounded. “And you’ve given him your number? That’s new.”
I tilted my head in thought. “He’s seemingly nice and pleasing to the eye. He looks like someone I know.”
“Who?” Shannon pursued further.
“I can’t tell, but he looks really familiar at the very first glance.”
She gasped. “Liliana, is that love at first sight?”
Rolling my eyes, I was almost rendered speechless. “What nonsense! Forget it, you won’t be able to understand.”
Sometimes I question how her brain functions. We’re clearly not on the same page on this topic.
Out of the blue, James spoke up, “Which Royce are you referring to?”
Impatiently, I retorted, “Mind your own business and focus on the road.”
Why is he asking so much? Does he even know him?
Thereafter, James remained silent and responsibly sent the both of us home respectively.
When I got back, I took a nice shower and snuggled up in bed.
I was annoyingly awakened by my ringing phone in the middle of the night.
I blew a fuse when I saw that it was from Dominic.
What the hell is he trying to do? Does he want to settle scores at this ungodly hour when people are sleeping soundly? Is he insane or what? I need my rest even if he doesn’t!
Furious, I hung up on him and switched my phone off completely.
While I was trying to calm myself down and get back to sleep, I heard a loud and urgent pounding on the front door.
Having a bad feeling about it, I turned on the lights in my room and glanced at the phone that I had chucked aside.
What time is it? Is it two in the morning? Dominic can’t possibly be this crazy to show up at this hour, right?