Chapter 13 - A Suspicious Party
He hadn’t bothered wearing the nametag that was distributed at the entrance. I glanced at his chest out of habit before looking up, and I accepted it as soon as I looked up. A pair of purple eyes stared down at me. Thankfully, skimming over the list of attendees and memorizing the names helped. I managed to figure out his name one beat later.
I had been wondering since I first got the list, but everyone at the party tonight was an Extreme Alpha. Perhaps seeing a crowd of Extreme Alphas, who are said to be difficult to meet even once in one’s life, warranted buying a lottery ticket. If I had seen this sight by pure coincidence, I certainly would have.
Unfortunately, however, this situation was already foretold. Hence, I could not expect any particular luck.
‘All I can hope is for me to not get into any accidents among all these Extreme Alphas,’ I thought, internally praying.
This likely explained Grayson’s warning. No omega in this world could withstand the pheromones of this many Extreme Alphas. If anything, an Extreme Omega could. I had once heard that Extreme Omegas were the only ones who could control the pheromones of an Extreme Alpha.
Whether it was true or not, I was just a typical omega—one that manifested and transitioned late at that, making my cycle irregular. I hardened my resolve once again.
‘There’s no choice but to just be careful.’
I shared a brief greeting with a guest who had brought two companions, one hanging from each arm, before turning around to lock eyes with Grayson, who was just walking in.
“Yeonwoo,” he greeted amicably as he approached me.
I politely greeted him back. “Welcome aboard, Mr. Miller.”
“Grayson,” he corrected yet again.
Instead of complying with his wish, I continued formally, “Mr. Pittman will be arriving within 15 minutes from now. Please go ahead and enjoy the party first.”
“That’s what I mean to do, of course. But…”
Grayson smiled at a glamorous blonde who was waving at him from afar before looking back down at me.
“I’m telling you in advance; I warned you about tonight’s party. Both you, Yeonwoo, and Keith.”
I blinked stupidly at his sudden remark, but all he did was smile bitterly and turn around.
“What the hell was he trying to say?” I inadvertently muttered to myself, feeling confused and somewhat offended.
‘Is tonight’s party different from other parties? That it’s on water? That all the guests are Keith’s friends? That all the invitees are Extreme Alphas…?’
Just as I was chewing on my last piece of thought, a security staff approached me and let me know that Keith had arrived. I brushed the thought off and quickly left to greet him.
Since ending things with Elisa, Keith had gotten into a relationship with a new girl—the most popular model of today. As I watched the slim, glamorous blonde clinging onto Keith’s arm, my stomach began to churn.
I greeted them with the utmost professionalism. “Welcome aboard. Only a few guests have arrived so far. It’s great to see you, Miss Abigail. You look especially beautiful tonight.”
My words of compliment were always the exact same whenever Keith changed his woman. Once, Keith had mockingly remarked, “Why don’t you try changing it up a bit?” Of course, I didn’t comply. Why did I have to deliberate over the various words of praise to offer Keith’s bed partners? What good would it bring me?
If anything, I would consider it if Keith had asked me to praise himself.
With that thought in mind, I shifted my gaze onto Keith, keeping my face straight. He was wearing a dark suit tonight. However, unlike his usual, flawless ensemble completed with a vest, his outfit felt pretty rough. He wasn’t wearing a tie, and even his shirt was unbuttoned twice at the top. I had to continuously peel my eyes off his alluring pecs.
But that didn’t guarantee my safety. In fact, I instinctively slipped out a sigh when I looked at his immaculate face and strong neck. Panicking, I stopped my breath.
Thankfully, my momentary scare passed by without any trouble. Keith wasn’t looking in my direction at all. After quickly glancing around at the deck, he turned toward me without much of a reaction. I nonchalantly looked up at him, as if nothing was out of the ordinary.
“I increased the security as you have instructed, and preparations for the party are going smoothly. Just in case, I also contacted different businesses so that we don’t run out of drinks or any other—”
He cut off my rather boring explanation with a simple phrase.
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