Love the Second Time Around Chapter 97 by NovelsYou

Chapter 97 Stay Away From Me

I swallowed nervously as I felt their overly-friendly gazes.


“No way! I just invited some regular friends of mine, that’s all!”

D**n it, I knew I shouldn’t have attended this class reunion!

“Then, bring them over! It’s been forever since we’ve seen each other. You don’t want to be a killjoy and leave now, do you?”

It was obvious that they didn’t believe me and were trying to coerce me into doing what they said.

I began considering the option to give Shannon a call and have her get me out of here.

“Come on, Liliana! Out with it! What’s your relationship with Nicholas? We’re all classmates here, remember? It’d be a great honor for us to brag about you dating a hot guy like that!”

What the hell kind of logic is this? I rubbed my forehead in frustration.

“There really is nothing going on between us. I’ve worked with him a couple of times, and that was it. The rumors about us on the news are all fake. Anyway, there’s something else I need to take care of, so I’ll be on my way now! Bye!” I said while slowly moving toward the door.

When I opened the door, however, I saw a sight I dreaded seeing.

Camille had her arms wrapped around Dominic’s as she stood beside him, the two of them looking perfect together.

“Liliana? You’re here too?” Camille asked with a smile.

I’m surprised she hasn’t pulled a muscle with that pretentious smile of hers! I thought to myself as I ignored her, but she was just as shameless as Dominic and reached out to grab my arm.

Having learned my lesson from our previous encounters, I didn’t want her anywhere near me and stepped out of the way while saying disdainfully, “Don’t touch me.”


Camille began acting all innocent and hurt like she always did, which disgusted me to no end.

Dominic who was standing beside her flashed me a glare so cold that it looked like he wanted to swallow me whole.

Oh, please… If she’s so precious to you, then just keep her locked up at home 24/7! That way, she won’t get hurt or get hated by others!

“Move it, you’re in my way,” I said while trying to squeeze my way through the side.

“Camille has always been polite to you, so why are you so rude to her?” Dominic questioned me coldly.

“Sorry, but that’s just how I am. You can just walk away if you don’t like it. I don’t like her anyway.” I replied indifferently.

“Liliana, we used to be such close friends…”

“That’s because I had horrible judgment back then. All right, enough talk. I’m in a hurry, so get out my way.”

Vicky came over and greeted them with a smile, “Camille, you’re finally here! It’s so late, I thought you weren’t coming!”

Camille was a campus belle thanks to her good looks, sweet voice, and decent family background. At least over a dozen boys in my class used to court her, and she wasn’t just popular with the boys either.

Because she managed her relationship with the girls really well, even I found her likable and was willing to befriend her.

Oh, well… I suppose decent acting skills can really get you far in life!

Camille flashed her an apologetic smile. “I’m sorry, but I ran into some delays when I was heading out.”

“It’s fine. Pretty girls like you need to spend more time on dolling yourself up! Wait, isn’t he the campus hunk, Dominic? Camille, are you two dating?”

Vicky’s voice was so loud that it attracted the attention of everyone in the private room, and a few nosy ones came running over immediately.

“Oh, my! It really is Dominic! D**n, I can’t believe I worked so hard on my makeup for nothing! I’m so sad now…,” said the girl deliberately as she held a hand against her chest, much to the amusement of everyone else.

“Yo, Dominic! When did you snag our campus belle, huh?”

“Cut it out, you guys!” Camille blushed and leaned her head against Dominic’s chest.

What was supposed to be a sweet and romantic moment for them got ruined when someone in the crowd mentioned my relationship with Dominic.

“I thought Liliana was the one dating Dominic? They’ve been together for a few years!”

Everyone stopped laughing instantly upon hearing that and shifted their gaze toward me.

At that moment, I had never felt so tempted to hit someone my entire life.

As if that wasn’t enough, someone else brought up Nicholas too.

“So what if they’ve been dating for a few years? Most people break up after graduation anyway! Besides, Liliana has Nicholas now!”

“You’re right. She keeps denying it, but I think the rumors on Twitter are most probably true. Who knows, we might just be in for a huge surprise later on!”

I didn’t know what else to say and figured it was best to just leave as I had wasted enough time talking to them.

“You guys have fun, I need to go now.”

“Don’t go, Liliana! It’s not easy for us to all get together like this after graduation, you know?” Camille grabbed me by the arm to stop me from leaving.

D**n it, what the h*ll is her problem? Can’t she see that it’s better for everyone if I leave now?

“Look, you can go ahead and do whatever it is you came here to. I’ve got some things to take care of, so could you please get out my way?”

“Is it because I’m here? Is that why you’re leaving?”

Unable to contain my anger any further, I smacked her hand aside and shouted at her, “F*ck off, will you? Do you really think you’re that important? Me leaving has nothing to do with you!”

Camille’s teared up instantly after being yelled at, and the private room fell into complete silence.

Dominic pulled her into his arms and shot me a fierce glare. “That’s enough!”

Instead of backing off, I glared back at him and said, “You’re right. I’ve had enough of you two. Dominic, I’d really appreciate it if you’d be so kind as to take her with you and stay the h*ll away from me!”

I then shoved her out of my way and left the private room after that.

Not wanting to dine here any longer as my mood was ruined, I sent Nicholas a text while heading for the entrance.

He quickly replied saying he had just arrived and was outside the restaurant.

I texted him asking him to wait for me in the car and continued heading outside.

After exiting the building, I glanced at the road and saw Nicholas’ car parked around the corner.

I was about to walk over to it when someone grabbed my arm from behind.


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